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Alice Cooper Tablature: Halo Of Flies

Halo Of Flies

Words and music by Neal Smith
From the album Killer (1972)
Transcribed by Trevor Senter, with input from Brian Gaddis
This tab is complete, except for a single part where I don't even know what's going on with the guitar. This tab includes transcriptions for two guitars, when I can tell them apart. When I think they are both playing the same thing, I just transcribe that part. If a guitar part comes in, and I don't know which guitar is playing it, I just write 'other guitar.' This is the first complete guitar tab I have submitted anywhere, and it is about 98% accurate. Any corrections or additions can be sent to Lmpygrvy40@aol.com .

h= hammer-on
p= pull-off
/= slide up
\= slide down
.= palm mute
b= bend to...
r= release bend to...
~= use vibrato
x= dead strumming? (not sure what it's called)

Enjoy!                      _
  Gtr. 1                    v Gtr.2 joins in here
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
b|--5-6p5-5-6p5-5-6p5-5-6p5-5-6p5-5-6p5-5-6p5-----etc.-------------------
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
d|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
a|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
  Gtr. 1
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
b|--10p9-9-10p9-9-10p9-9-10p9-9-10p9-12-13p12-12-13p12-12-13p12-12-13p12-
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
d|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
a|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------

e|-------------------------------12-13p12-12-13p12-12-13p12--etc.--------
b|-15-16p15-15-16p15-15-13-12-13-----------------------------------------
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
d|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
a|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------

  Gtr. 2 part for above
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-5-6p5-5-6p5-5-3----------------------------------------------------------
g|-----------------5-4-3h4-4444-4-44444-4h5-5555-4h5-5555-4h5-5555-5-4-2-2-4
d|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
a|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
  
  Gtr. 2
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
d|-7---7----7----9---9--9\--3-3-3--3---3---5---5-------------------------
a|-7---7----7----9---9--9\--3-3-3--3---3---5---5----repeat---------------
E|-5-0-5--0-5-0--7-0-7--7\--1-1-1--1-0-1-0-3-0-3-0-----------------------
  
  Gtr. 1
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
d|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
a|-7-7-7-.-7-.-7-7-7-7\--3-3-3--3-0-3-0-5-0-5-0--------------------------
E|-------0---0-----------------------------------------------------------

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------
b|------------------------------------------------------------------------
g|---------------------------------------------------------9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9
d|-----------------9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9
a|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Guitar w/flange or something of the sort
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
g|-9-------7-------7-9-7-----9-10-9-8----7---8----repeat-----------------
d|---10-7----10-9--------10------------9---9---9-------------------------
a|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
  Other Guitar
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
d|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7---------------3-----3-----3-----3-----
a|-7-.-.-7-.-.-7-.-.-7-.-.-7-.-.-7-.-7-7-6-5-5-4-3-.-.-3-.-.-3-.-.-3-.-.-
E|-5-0-0-5-0-0-5-0-0-5-0-0-5-0-0-5-0-------------1-0-0-1-0-0-1-0-0-1-0-0-

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
d|-5-----5---------------7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----------------
a|-5-.-.-5-.-5-5-4-3-3-2-7-.-.-7-.-.-7-.-.-7-.-.-7-.-.-7-.-7-7-6-5-5-4---
E|-3-0-0-3-0-------------5-0-0-5-0-0-5-0-0-5-0-0-5-0-0-5-0---------------

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
g|---------------------777-222--5-----5-----5-----5-777-222--------------
d|-3-----3-----3-----3-777-222--5-.-.-5-.-.-5-.-.-5-777-222--------------
a|-3-.-.-3-.-.-3-.-.-3-555-000--3-0-0-3-0-0-3-0-0-3-555-000--------------
E|-1-0-0-1-0-0-1-0-0-1---------------------------------------------------
  Both guitars, I believe. With wah and flange, as far as I can tell.
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
b|------------------------------------5-7-7-7-8-5--8-7-5-7-7-------5-----
g|-7-5---5-4---4----------------4-5-7------------------------5-5-7---7---
d|-----7-----5---7-5-7-7--5-5-7----------------------------------------7-
a|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-------------5-8-7-5-7-------------------------------------------------
g|-------4-5-7-----------------------------------------------------------
d|-5-5-7-----------------------------------------------------------------
a|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Play again to the lyrics:
 I've got the answers to all of your questions, if you've got the money to
 pay me in gold.
 I will be living in old Monte Carlo if you will be reading the 
 secrets I've sold.

 Short fill
e|---------------------------
b|-12-10----10---------------
g|-------12-----12-11-9-11---
d|---------------------------
a|---------------------------
E|---------------------------
 More lyrics:
 Daggers and contacts and bright shiny limos. I've got a watch that turns
 into a lifeboat.
 Glimmering nightgowns, poisonous as cobras. Silencer under the
 heel of my shoe.

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-------------7---------------------------------------------------------
g|-5--5--4-4---7----5--5-4-4---9----.-.-.--------------------------------
d|-5--5--4-4---7----5--5-4-4---9----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----------------
a|-3--3--2-2---5----3--3-2-2---7----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----------------
E|----------------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------------
 Use earlier riff with these lyrics:
 The elegance of China, they sent her to lie him on her back
 But as she deeply moves me, she'd rather shoot me in my tracks!

Double guitar fill
 Guitar                             
e|----------------------------------  
b|--------------------b17r15-12-15b-
g|----12-14-b16r14-12---------------
d|-14-------------------------------
a|----------------------------------
E|----------------------------------
 Other Guitar
e|----------------------------------
b|----------------------------------
g|--------------b9r7-5-7b-----------
d|---5-7-b9r7-5---------------------
a|-7--------------------------------
E|----------------------------------
 
 Inaudible guitar, just screw around with the power chords used so far.
 And What? A middle-asian lady. She really came as no surprise.
 But I still did destroy her. And I will smash halo of FLIES!
  (FLIES!)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
d|-7/9------7/9--------9-11-12-14-12-7--9-11-12-14-16/19-9-11-12-14-12-7-
a|-5/7-7-7--5/7-7-7-7--7-9--10-12-10-5--7-9--10-12-14/17-7-9--10-12-10-5-
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------

e|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-----------------
b|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-----------------
g|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-------repeat-6-times
d|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--5/7-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-12/14-----------
a|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--3/5-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-10/12-----------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Lyrics for previous guitar part:
 I crossed the ocean where no one could see
 And I put a time bomb in your submarine
 Goodbye to old friends, those secrets in hand 
 With full need of paper and kind tuffy plans (?!?)
 You never will understand
e|-12-11h12p11-----------------------------------------------------------
b|-------------12--10-12-13-12-10-12------------------------10-12-13-----
g|------------------------------------10h12p10-9--9-9-10-12----------repeat
d|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
a|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Reapeat earlier riff and end with:
e|---------------------7---7---7---7---7----then---7---------------------
b|----------------------9---9---9---9---9-------------7------------------
g|-----------------------9---9---9---9---9---------------7---------------
d|--9999-99-9-99-\2-----------------------------------------7\-----------
a|--7777-77-7-77---------------------------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Bass Riff:
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
d|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
a|----7---7---7-------7----7---7---7------7------------------------------
E|--0---0---0----7-10----0---0---0---7-10--------------------------------

Drum solo:
Nah, I'm just kidding.

 Gtr. 1 re-enters:
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
d|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
a|--7\2/7--7\2/7--7\2/7--7\2/7-------------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------

 Gtr.2
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
d|--------7---------------------------7----------------------------------
a|-7-9-10---10-9-10-9-7-9-7----7-9-10---10-9-10-9-7-9--------------------
E|--------------------------10-------------------------------------------
 Gtr.1 second time:
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-12~~~---12~~~----12~~~----12~~~---12~~~--etc--------------------------
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
d|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
a|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Gtr. 1 third time (harmony)
e|----17-18-20-18-17-18-17----17----------17-18-20--18-17-18-17----17----
b|-20----------------------20----20-18-20-----------------------20-------
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
d|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
a|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Organ riff (for guitar):
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
d|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
a|--7-7----7-9-7-7-7-----------------------------------------------------
E|------10---------------------------------------------------------------

 Gtr.2 third time
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
d|---------------10----------------------------------10------------------
a|--8---10-12-13----13-12-13-12-10-12-10----10-12-13----13-12-13-12-10-12
E|---------------------------------------13------------------------------

e|---------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
b|---------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
g|---------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
d|-----------10--------------------------|--------------------------------|
a|--10-12-13----13-12-13-12-10-12-10-----|-10-8--------8------------------|
E|-----------------------------------13--|------11-10-----11-10-11--------|
 Gtr. 1 Harmony for sectioned part
e|--18-17----------------------------------------------------------------
b|--------20-19--16-15-13--\---------------------------------------------
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
d|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
a|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------

 Gtr.2 rhythym for short solo:
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
g|--9-9-9--7--5-5-5--7--9-9-9--7--5-5-5--7-------------------------------
d|--9-9-9--7--5-5-5--7--9-9-9--7--5-5-5--7------------------etc----------
a|--7-7-7--5--3-3-3--5--7-7-7--5--3-3-3--5-------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------

 Gtr. 1 short solo
e|-------12-------12------------10-------10--------------12-------12-----
b|-15b17----15b17----r15--10b12----10b12----10b12--15b17----15b17----r15-
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
d|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
a|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------

e|-------10--------------------------------------------------------------
b|-10b12----10b12r10---8------8------7-8-10b12r10----8-------------------
g|-------------------9---9-/9---9--9---------------9---9--7-7--------7-9-
d|------------------------------------------------------------9-7-/9-----
a|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------

e|-------------------------------
b|-------------------------------
g|-9-7---------------------------
d|-----9-7----7-9-/9-7-----------
a|---------10----------10--7-----
E|-------------------------------

 Gtr. 2
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
d|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
a|-------------0----------------0---------------0------------------------
E|-0---2---3--------0---2---3-------0---2---3----------------------------
 Guitar
e|-----------------------------------------------7-8-10-11--12-7-12-7-12-7-etc.-
b|----------------------------------------7-8-10--------------------------------
g|----------------------------------7-8-9---------------------------------------
d|--------7--------7---------7-9-10---------------------------------------------
a|-7-9-10---7-9-10----7-9-10----------------------------------------------------
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 This part is where i have no idea what is going on with that guitar. Just do a pick slide
 Then:
e|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
b|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
g|-----------------------------7------9-7---|-10~-12~-13~-14~-15~-16~-17~-18~-19~-20~-21|
d|--------7------9-7----10-9-7---10-9-----10|-------------------------------------------|
a|-7-9-10---10-9-----10---------------------|-------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
 Other Guitar during sectioned part:                             (21)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
g|-10101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010-9--9999
d|-10101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010-9--9999
a|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--7--7777
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------

PHEW!