Song: Nine While Nine

Band: Sisters Of Mercy
Composed By: Andrew Eldritch, Gary Marx

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From: cy888@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Paul Thompson)

		  	   Nine While Nine
                           ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                       by The Sisters of Mercy
                        (as played by iwitnis)
                    (eigenstr@CS.Rose-Hulman.Edu)




    

Comments and suggestions are welcome.


                                Guitar
                                ------

(Thanks to Par Svensson (t89par@bellatrix.tdb.uu.se) for the original
tab I saw.)


Riff 1:

e|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G|--2-3-2-----2-----0--------------|-2-3-2-----2-----0--------0-------|
D|---------0----0-3---3-3-3s5-5-5--|--------0----0-3---3-2--2---2-----|
A|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|


Riff 2:
e|-----------|
B|-----------|
G|-----------|
D|--2-3-2-0--|
A|-----------|
E|-----------|


Riff 3:
(a)                             (b)
e|--------------------------    e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------    B|--------------------------|
G|-2----2-----0-------------    G|-2----2-------------------|
D|--0--0-----------2-3-2-0--    D|--0--0------2----2-3-2-0--|
A|-------3---3-3------------    A|-------3---3-3------------|
E|--------------------------    E|--------------------------|

(c)
e|----------|
B|----------|
G|-2----2---|
D|--0--0----|
A|-------3--|
E|----------|


Riff 4:

e|--------0-0---------------------|
B|-3--3-3-----3-1--1-1-1-----1-1--|
G|-----------------------2-2------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|


Riff 5:

e|--------0-0------|
B|-3--3-3-----3-1--|
G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|-----------------|
E|-----------------|


Riff 6:

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|--2-3-2----------------------------------------|
D|---------2-2-0-0-------------------------------|
A|-----------------3-3-2-2-0---0--0-0-0000...----|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

                  Bass (transcribed by Frank Tower)
                  ---------------------------------

(a)
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-5---5---5---8-7-3-----------3--|
E|---------------------3---0------|

(b)
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-5---5---5---5---3---3-------0--|
E|-------------------------3------|

(c)
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-5---5---5---5---3p0h3p0-----0--|
E|-------------------------3------|


Notes:

Riffs 4 and 5 are played as backing on the First and Last and Always
disc, and they're also played by a keyboard.  However, on the
"Knocking on Heaven's Door" bootleg, at least, the lead guitar plays
them.  If you only have one guitar and no keyboard, they add a little
variety to an otherwise very repetivitve song.  (If you listen closely
to the studio version, you can pick up the rhythm.)

Bass riff (a) is what's actually played.  However, Frank does the
vocals as well as bass, and riff (a) is a little too complicated to
play while singing, so he plays (a) when he's not singing, and
switched between (b) and (c) when he is.  I'm too busy with the guitar
to pay attention to which he plays when.


Here's how I play it:

Intro:
1  1  2  3a 3b 3a 3c

1  1  2  3a 3b 3a 3c

1  1  2  3a 3b 3a 3b

4  4  4  5

1  1  2  3a 3b 3a 3c

1  1  2  3a 3b 3a 3c

1  1  2  3a 3b 3a 3b 3a 3b 3a 3b

4  4  4  5

6 (or repeat 4 4 4 5 to fade)

View Just Lyrics...

When it's passing strange
And I'm waiting for the train
Caught up on this line again
And it's passing slowly

Killing time but it's better
Than living in what will come
And I've still got some
Of your letters with me

And I thought sometimes
Or I read too much and I think you know
Let's drink to the dead lying under the water
And the cost of the blood on the driven snow

And the lipstick on my cigarettes
Frost upon the window pane

Nine while nine
And I'm waiting for the train

She said, "Do you remember a time when angels?
Do you remember a time when fear
In the days when I was stronger
In the days when you were here"

She said, "When days had no beginning
While days had no end when shadows grew no longer
I knew no other friend but you were wild"
You were wild

Frost upon these cigarettes
Lipstick on the window pane
And I've lost all sense of the world outside
But I can't forget so I call your name

And I'm looking for a life for me
And I'm looking for a life for you
And I'm talking to myself again
And it's so damn cold it's just not true

And I'm walking through the rain
Trying to hold on waiting for the train
And I'm only looking for what you want
But it's lonely here and I think you knew

And I'm, and I'm waiting
And I wait in vain
Nine while nine
And I'm waiting for the train

And I'm waiting
And I wait in vain
Nine while nine
And I'm waiting for the train

And I'm waiting
And I wait in vain
Nine while nine
I'm waiting for the train

View Albums that This Song Appears On...

  • First and Last and Always

    Label: Elektra Song Duration on Album: 4:10 Album Duration: 46:00

    Release Date: 1985

    Moods: Dramatic, Intense, Nocturnal, Passionate, Provocative, Sexy, Spooky, Stylish, Brooding, Detached, Druggy, Eerie, Ethereal, Gloomy, Intimate, Ominous, Somber, Theatrical, Wintry

    Styles: Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, College Rock, Goth Rock, Goth Metal, Dance-Rock

  • A Merciful Release

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Rhino Song Duration on Album: 4:10 Album Duration: 03:45:34

    Release Date: February 26, 2007

    Moods: Brooding, Ominous, Wintry, Eerie, Spooky, Bitter, Nihilistic, Bleak, Cathartic, Detached, Druggy, Gloomy, Hostile, Somber, Tense/Anxious, Theatrical, Ethereal

    Styles: Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, College Rock, Goth Rock, Dance-Rock

    Themes: Breakup, Halloween, Loss/Grief, Regret, Scary Music

  • Original Album Series

    Label: Warner Music Song Duration on Album: 4:10

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