Bush - Machinehead Chords

Main Riff
Main Riff
 

C

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D

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Fm

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No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo
C = x466xx A = 577xxx (or x022xx) E = x799xx B = 799xxx (or x244xx) D = x688xx F = x81010xx Fm = 244xxx This is an interpretation of the song for jamming on a single guitar. Chords for all rhythm sections included. There are some decent tabs out there for this song, but no chord posts. This is a Bush song, so I won't try to overcomplicate it as others have. I found the tabs extremely hard to follow. My goal is to eliminate all the guess work in offering a complete and intuitive version. Note: I'm not playing it exactly per the CD. I am playing on acoustic. I also slow the song down, eliminate some of the shouting/intensity, and it makes an awesome alternative version. Can really put a lot of feeling into this song. (Chords should work on electric, and cranked up as well) Section Details Intro/Main riff: |C D >E >F |C D >E >F |C A |C A | (x2)
 | C      D  > E       > F       |       -------------+
:| 1 . & . 2 . & . 3 . & . 4 . & . |                    |
e|---------------------------------|                    |
B|---------------------------------|                    |
G|-6---6-x-8-8-/-9-9-9-x-/-10x-10x-|                    |
D|-x---x-x-x-x-/-x-x-x-x-/-x-x-x-x-|                    |
A|-4---4-x-6-6-/-7-7-7-x-/-8-x-8-x-|                    |
E|---------------------------------|: (x2)              |
then... +---- play twice
   C              A
:| 1 . & . 2 . & . 3 . & . 4 . & . |                    |
e|---------------------------------|                    |
B|---------------------------------|                    |
G|-6(6)6(6)6-x-x-x-----------------| |
D|-6(6)6(4)6-x-x-x-7-5h7-5h7-x-x-x-|                    |
A|-4(4)4(4)4-x-x-x-7-5h7-5h7-x-x-x-|                    |
E|-----------------5-5-5-5-5-x-x-x-|: (x2) -------------+
"(head, head, head, head-head)" "Breathe..." (on last pass)

Verse

C C A A

B

"Breathe..."
 | C                              |       -------------+
:| 1 . & . 2 . & . 3 . & . 4 . & . |                    |
e|---------------------------------|                    |
B|---------------------------------|                    |
G|-6(6)6---x-x-x---6-4h6-4h6-x-x-x-| |
D|-6(6)6---x-x-x---6-4h6-4h6-x-x-x-|                    |
A|-4(4)4---x-x-x---4-4-4-4-4-x-x-x-|                    |
E|---------------------------------|: (x2)              |
1)"in... breathe out... breathe" | 2)"in... breathe out... breathe" | +---- play twice then... |
   A
:| 1 . & . 2 . & . 3 . & . 4 . & . |                    |
e|---------------------------------|                    |
B|---------------------------------|                    |
G|---------------------------------|                    |
D|-7(7)7---x-x-x---7-5h7-5h7-x-x-x-| | A|-7(7)7---x-x-x---7-5h7-5h7-x-x-x-| | E|-5(5)5---x-x-x---5-5-5-5-5-x-x-x-|: (x2) -------------+ 1)"in." 2) "Breathe..." (when repeating) "Tied to a......" (before verse 1) "Deaf, dumb, and..." (before verse 2)

Chorus

|E B |C A* | (x4) *A not played on last pass, hold C
   E               B                 C              A
:| 1 . & . 2 . & . 3 . & . 4 . & . | 1 . & . 2 . & . 3 . & . 4 . & . |
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|-9---9---9-x-x-x-----------------|-6---6---6-x-x-x-----------------|
D|-9---9---9-x-x-x-9-9--9--9-x-9-x-|-6---6---6-x-x-x-7-7--7--7-x-7-x-|
A|-7---7---7-x-x-x-9-9--9--9-x-9-x-|-4---4---4-x-x-x-7-7--7--7-x-7-x-|
E|-----------------7-7--7--7-x-7-x-|-----------------5-5--5--5-x-5-x-|: (x3)
1) "Got a ma--chine..... head!... Better than the.." 2)"rest. Green to red!.. Machine---head" 3) "Got a ma--chine..... head!... It's better than the.." then...
   E               B                 C
 | 1 . & . 2 . & . 3 . & . 4 . & . | 1 . & . 2 . & . 3 . & . 4 . & . |
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|-9---9---9-x-x-x-----------------|-6-----x-x-x-x---6~~~~~~~~-------|
D|-9---9---9-x-x-x-9-9--9--9-x-9-x-|-6-----x-x-x-x---6~~~~~~~~-------|
A|-7---7---7-x-x-x-9-9--9--9-x-9-x-|-4-----x-x-x-x---4~~~~~~~~-------|
E|-----------------7-7--7--7-x-7-x-|---------------------------------| (x1)
"rest. Green to red. Yea!!!" Post-chorus/bridge: |Fm |A | (x2 or x3, depending)
   Fm                               A
:| 1 . & . 2 . & . 3 . & . 4 . & . | 1 . & . 2 . & . 3 . & . 4 . & . |
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-4---4---x---4---4---4---x---4-/-|-7---7---x---7---7---7---x---7-\-|
A|-4---4---x---4---4---4---x---4-/-|-7---7---x---7---7---7---x---7-\-|
E|-2---2---x---2---2---2---x---2-/-|-5---5---x---5---5---5---x---5-\-|: (x2-3)
"I walk for my ma--chine."

Ending

   E               B                 C              A
 | 1 . & . 2 . & . 3 . & . 4 . & . | 1 . & . 2 . & . 3 . & . 4 . & . |
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|-9---9---x-------4---4---x-------|-6~~~~~~~~------(2)------/-------|
D|-9---9---x-------4---4---x-------|-6~~~~~~~~------(2)------/-------|
A|-7---7---x-------2---2---x-------|-4~~~~~~~~------(0)------/-------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| (x1)
then...
   E               B                 C
 | 1 . & . 2 . & . 3 . & . 4 . & . | 1 . |
e|---------------------------------|-----|
B|---------------------------------|-----|
G|-9~--------------4~--------------|-6~~-|
D|-9~--------------4~--------------|-6~~-|
A|-7~--------------2~--------------|-4~~-|
E|---------------------------------|-----| (end)
That's it, now here's the complete song with chords & lyrics... Bush - Machine Head

Intro

|C D >E >F | |C D >E >F |

C A

C A

|C D >E >F | |C D >E >F |

C A

C A B

Verse 1

Breathe Cin, breathe out Breathe Cin, breathe out Breathe Ain A Breathe Cin, breathe out Breathe Cin, breathe out Breathe Ain A Tied to a Cwheel, my fingers gotta Cfeel ABleeding through a tourniquet Asmile I spin on a Cwhim, as I slide to the Cright I Afelt you like electric Alight

C D E F

For our Clove

C D E F

For our Cfear

C A C A

For our Arise against the years and years and Ayears

Chorus

E Got a Bma-chine-Chead, Abetter than the Erest BGreen to Cred, Amachinehead E Got a Bma-chine-Chead, Abetter than the Erest BGreen to Cred (Yea!) Fm I walk from my maAchine Fm I walk from my maAchine

Intro riff

C D >E >F C D >E >F

C A

C A

Verse 2

Breathe Cin, breathe out Breathe Cin, breathe out Breathe Ain A Deaf dumb and Cthirty Starting to deCserve this ALeaning on my conscience Awall Blood is like Cwine Unconscious all the Ctime If I Ahad it all again I'd change it Aall

Chorus

E Got a BmachineChead, Abetter than the rest E GBreen to Cred, Amachinehead E Got a BmachineChead, it's Abetter than the rest E GBreen to Cred, ..yea Fm I walk from my maAchine Fm I walk from my maAchine

Verse 3

Breathe Cin, breathe out Breathe Cin, breathe out Breathe Ain, breathe in, breathe Ain....!!!

Chorus

E Got a BmachineChead, Abetter than the rest E GrBeen to Cred, Amachinehead E Got a BmachineChead, it's Abetter than the rest E B C A* * keep playing chorus through, with A chord Green to red, ..yea E Got a BmachineChead, Abetter than the rest E GrBeen to Cred, Amachinehead E Got a BmachineChead, Abetter than the rest E GrBeen to Cred, Amachinehead.. EYea yea Byea yea-Cyea. ABetter than the rest EHead head Bhead head-Chead ABetter than the rest EHead head Bhead head-Chead ABetter than the rest EHead head Bhead head-Chead A C Fm I walk from my maAchine Fm I walk from my maAchine Fm I walk from my maAchine

E B C A

E B C