Melt The Guns

(Partridge)

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Art
Lyrics
Chords and Tablature
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Recordings

This song started life as "Holding the Baby".

  1. Album version, 6'31.
    Released on English Settlement.
    andy-lead vocals acoustic guitar
    colin-fretless bass
    dave-electric 12-string guitar
    terry-drums and percussion

  2. Demo version, 1'06.
    Not released.


Art

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Lyrics

m e l t   t h e   g u n s
ppppppppp rogrammes  of violence as entertainment brings the
pp     pp disease  into your room   we  know  the germ which
ppppppppp is man-made  in   metal  is really a key  to  your
pp        own tomb   prevention   is better than  cure   bad
pp apples affecting the pure  you'll gather your senses  I'm
sure  then agree  to melt  the  guns  melt   the guns   melt
the   guns  and never   more  to fire  them   melt the  guns
melt  the guns  melt the  guns and never   more  desire them
children will want  them   mothers  supply  them as  long as
your killers are heroes. and all the media will fiddle while
rome burns   acting    like modern-time  Neros.   prevention
is better than cure  bad  apples affecting  the pure  you'll
gather your senses  I'm sure  then agree  to   melt the guns
melt  the guns  melt  the guns and never  more  to fire them
melt   the guns melt   the  guns  melt the  guns  and  never
more to desire them.
I'm speaking to the  justice league of america  the u s of a
hey  you  yes   you in particular!  when it  comes  to   the
judgement   day   and    you're stood at      the gates with
your    weaponry   you dare   clasp   your hands  in  prayer
and start   quoting    me  'cos  we   say....     our father
we've  managed to  contain  the epidemic  in one  place  now
let's hope they shoot themselves instead of others   help to
sterilize  the   race  now.   we've  trapped  the  cause  of
the  plague in   the land  of  the  free   and   the home of
the   brave    if we    listen  quietly we   can   hear them
shooting  from  grave  to  grave.  you  ought  to  melt  the
guns    melt   the guns   melt  the    guns and  never  more
to   fire them   melt   the  guns    melt  the   guns   melt
the guns and never more desire them.

andy-lead     vocals  acoustic  guitar  colin-fretless  bass
dave-electric 12-string guitar  terry-drums  and  percussion
                                    composed by a. partridge

© 1982 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
[Thanks to Gary Jedlicka]


Chords and Tablature

Date: Mon, 21 Sep 1998 17:57:33 GMT
From: Tony Lovell <tone (at) wildfire dot com>
Subject: corrections to Melt the Guns
Message-ID: <36068e72.1022727062 (at) fire dot wildfire dot com>


This guy did a very fine job, but I noted some things out of place.
Some fixes are offered here, others don't readily spring to mind.
Okay okay I have trouble doing it with these ingenius songs!  But I
have some constructive additions/changes anyway.


I cut some of Ian's work out and inset my notes and corrections with *


The opening hook I believe, can be done barring the 8th fret and
flicking
the upper two strings,( or picking) ...

        "Melt    the    Guns...       ...and ne- ver want to fire
them"
E       8         11    11               11  13  11  13   15  13  11
B       11        10    10
*G      8                          8 8    ...

* thanks to Ian for divulging this tricky fingering, but I feel
* it is important to
* note a staccato bass offset offered on 8th fret of G string.
* It is possible this is a second guitar playing it.


---------------------
The picking that follows...

E         3  0  3           3  0  3           3  0  3          0  3  1
B       3         3       2         2       1         1      1
G     2                 2                 2                1


* Ian pegged this (for which I thank him -- I had no clue)
* but I think he has the fingering wrong.  The open feel of this
* is better obtained by using 4 strings, using the open first
* to allow it to "ring", via:


*E             0          0            0
*B          8    8     8  8        8  8      5 8  6
*G        7            6           5          5
*D      7             7          7          6

------------
Lead in to chorus:

Prevention is better than cure, bad apples affecting the pure, you'll
gather your
C                               D                               Bb

* Ian is off in his key here, and it is helpful to note the variation
* in that all 3 chords insistently retain a high F, first as a
* rightful note within a major chord, then as a 9th, and finally
* as a beautifully gnarly flatted fifth.  Ouch that hurts so good.

*C#          Eb9      B flat5


 senses I'm sure then, aaaaaaaaagrreee to melt the guns...

Date: Tue, 3 Oct 1995 00:04:13 -0800
From: hbmus047 (at) dewey dot csun dot edu (Ian Dahlberg)
Subject: Melt The Guns TAB
Message-Id: <199510030759.AAA21866 (at) dewey dot csun dot edu>

        For Mike in Melbourne, most of the magnificent moments in "Melt The
Guns" I managed to muster...


Key:

        D  D/C#  F Amin C  A7  Bb13
E       2   2    1   0  3  5    3
B       3   3    1   1  5  5    3
G       2   2    2   2  5  6    1
D       4   4    3   2  5  5    3
A       5   4    3   0  3  7    1
E       X   X    1   X  3  5    1

The opening hook I believe, can be done barring the 8th fret and flicking
the upper two strings,( or picking) ...

        "Melt    the    Guns...       ...and ne- ver want to fire them"
E       8         11    11               11  13  11  13   15  13  11
B       11        10    10
G

The picking that follows...

E           3  0  3           3  0  3           3  0  3          0  3  1
B         3         3       2         2       1         1      1
G       2                 2                 2                1

Which is based on another guitar part (strummed)...

        A7sus   A7      Amin7
E       5       5       5
B       5       5       5
G       7       6       5
D       5       5       5
A       7       7       7
E       5       5       5


Chunk the following chords using the above suggested voicings and you'll
recognize what's going on.

Programs of violence, as entertainment, brings the disease in to your room
D             D/C#     F   Amin         C           A7           Eb    D    Bb13

Lead in to chorus:

Prevention is better than cure, bad apples affecting the pure, you'll
gather your
C                               D                               Bb

 senses I'm sure then, aaaaaaaaagrreee to melt the guns...


I know there's more but I think I got the important stuff.  I'll try and
sneak in "Yacht Dance" next week.  Feedback always appreciated!

                                                        Ian

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