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/    The following is the authorīs own interpretation of the song, to be    /
/                     used for private use and studying                     /
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IT WASN'T MEANT TO END THIS WAY
from Skyclad's album Jonah's Ark
Transcribed by Eddie Millen

L- let ring till X 
P- pull off. 


Riff 1- twice 
1||-------------------------------------------5-7-8-7-5-7 
2||5---7-8-----------------------5-7-8------------------- 
3||------------5---4-2-4-----4---------------------------- 
4||------------------------------------------------------------ 
5||------------0L------------X------------0L------------X 
6||0L------X------------------0L-----X------------------ 

Riff 2- twice 
1||-----------7------------7-8-7---------- 
2||8----10----8---10-----------8------- 
3||--9-------9------------------------9---- 
4||------------------------------------------- 
5||-------------------0L---------------X--- 
6||0L------------X------------------------- 

Riff 3a - once 

1||----------------------------------------------------------------------- 
2||5-7P-5------------------------------------------------------------- 
3||----------7P-4----5P-4------------------------------------------- 
4||-----------------------------7P-5-7----5P-4-------------4P-2- 
5||---------------------0L---------------X----------7P-5-7---------- 
6||0L------------X------------------------0L------------------------X 

Riff 4 - lots of times. Bring in backing guitar, piano and lots else. 

1||------------------------------------------- 
2||-------X--------------------------5L-- 
3||0-------0----------------2-4-4-4------- 
4||--2------------------2--------------------- 
5||----3L------------X----------------------- 
6||--------------------------------------------- 

Riff 5 - A difficult streach, but if you can do it, it sounds brilliant. 

1||--------------------------------------------------------------0----------------------------------- 
2||----------------------------------0--------------------------------------------------0----------- 
3||4----2----4----5------5---------5----7------7-------------7------2------2------2------- 
4||----------------------7------7---------------9------9----------------------4------------4L-- 
5||2----0----2----3L---------------X----5L-------------------X-----0L--------------X----- 
6||--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

1||------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
2||---------------------------------------------0-------------------------0--------------------0------- 
3||-----------------0--2--4----5-----5---------5-------7-----7--------7-----2------2------2--- 
4||2L-----X--4-------------------7-----7------------------9-----9----------------4-------------4 
5||-------------------------------3L--------------X-------5L-------------X----0L----------------X 
6||0L------------------------X------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

1||---------------0L-- 
2||----------0L-------                              Let these ones ring till they fade 
3||-----0L------------                              then go into riff 6. 
4||2------------------- 
5||--------------------- 
6||0L----------------- 

Riff 6 - once, easier this time, but sounds better. 

1||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
2||-------------------------------0---------------------0-----------------------------------------0----- 
3||4----2-------------------0------0-------------0------0---------2---2-----------------0-----0-- 
4||-------------5-----4----------------4---2-----------------2--------------5----4-----------------4 
5||2----0----------------5---------------------3--------------------0-----------------5-------------- 
6||-------------3-----2---------------------0---------------------------------3----2------------------ 

1||------------------------------------------------- 
2||------------------------------------------------- 
3||------------------------2---4---4---5---4--- 
4||2---2---4---5---5--------------------------- 
5||------------------------0---2--------3---2--- 
6||0--------2---3-------------------------------- 

Then go back to Riff 1 twice. 
Riff 3a once ( do not play riff 2) 
Riff 4 lots -  Martin "sometimes I belive..." 
Riff 5 once - Martin " You have the influence...." 
Riff 6 once - Martin plus female voice "when death is the helmsman.."


This is one of my favourite Skyclad songs and Greame English has outdone himself this time. Still, I know I've got one duff note in it, so if anyone wants to correct it (or Mr.English himself) then E-Mail me at Eddi Millen
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