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Down guitar tab

'Down'
Performed by 311
From the album "311" on Capricorn Records
Music by:  N. Hexum
Lyrics by:  N. Hexum & D. Martinez
(c) 1995 Allegiance Music/Hydroponic Music BMI
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Tabbed by: Michael Slusarz (slusarz@ucsu.colorado.edu)
Additions/Corrections by: Gregory Parr (gparr@tiger.lsuiss.ocs.lsu.edu)
                          David Springer (DSPRiNGR@aol.com)
Additional Information from: Amar Sastry (ThreeEleven.Fan@worldnet.att.net)
                             Shaun Hosein (shaun_hosein@hotmail.com)
The 311 Guitar Archive -- http://chromosome.colorado.edu/311archive/

Note: The whole song is played with 2 guitars, heavy distortion, and a
      wah-wah pedal used as a filter.


Riff 1A (w/Distortion):
=======================
   (G5)  A5       G5   F#5  G5
1:------------------------------
2:------------------------------
3:------------------------------
4:-(5//)-7-7-7-7--5-5--4-4--5-5-
5:-(5//)-7-7-7-7--5-5--4-4--5-5-
6:-(3//)-5-5-5-5--3-3--2-2--3-3-

Riff 1B (w/Distortion):
=======================
   A5       G5  F#5 G5  F#5
1:------------------------
2:------------------------
3:------------------------
4:-7-7-7-7--5---4---5---4-
5:-7-7-7-7--5---4---5---4-
6:-5-5-5-5--3---2---3---2-

Chorus (w/Distortion):
======================
   E5            G#5    F#5  G#5
1:-------------------------------
2:-------------------------------
3:-------------------------------
4:-2-2-2-2--2-2--6-6-6--4-4--6-6-
5:-2-2-2-2--2-2--6-6-6--4-4--6-6-
6:-0-0-0-0--0-0--4-4-4--2-2--4-4-

Bridge - Part A (w/Distortion):
===============================
   F#5   E5        F#5 G5  G#5 E5
1:--------------------------------------
2:--------------------------------------
3:--------------------------------------
4:-4-----2---------4///5///6---2--------
5:-4-----2---------4///5///6---2--------
6:----------x-x-x--2///3///4---0--x-x-x-
           |     |               |     |
            3rd-fret Harmonics    3rd-fret Harmonics

(This IS correct - you do NOT play a full F#5 for the first chord - I get
one person a week telling me this, and it is wrong.  I know that's the way
it appeared in one of the guitar magazines, but all I can tell you is that
they were wrong.  Listen closely - P-Nut does play a F# note, but Tim
(and/or Nick) doesn't play a F#5 - the first chord he plays is not the
same as the third chord he plays (after the palm muting) in this riff -
and that third chord IS a full F#5).


Bridge - Part B (w/Distortion):
===============================
   E5                F#5 G5  G#5
1:-----------------------------
2:-----------------------------
3:-----------------------------
4:-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---4---5---6-
5:-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---4---5---6-
6:-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---2---3---4-


Lyrics/Song Structure:
======================
---> Intro: Play Riff 1A w/Heavy distortion (x2)
---> Play Riff 1A over:
   Chill light on my sight as my ego becomes
   A funky child with some words on my tongue
   Be like intake of breath and my mouth gets loose
---> Play Riff 1B over:
   While I scatter my spit I dream of juice
---> Play Riff 1A over:
   Have you ever made out in dark hallways
   Displayed a kiss that made your day or say
   Played a track from your record collection
---> Play Riff 1B over:
   It's your mix, congratulations
---> Play Chorus over:
   We've changed a lot and then some - some
   You know that we have always been down - down
   And if I ever don't thank you - you
   Then just let me do it now
---> Play Riff 1A over:
   I bet you light up when we start the show
   Follow me now very closely 'cuz I told you so
   You know we glow because we throw sun-rays
---> Play Riff 1B over:
   We be freaky and we wanna stay
---> Play Chorus over:
   We've changed a lot and then some - some
   You know that we have always been down - down
   And if I ever don't thank you - you
   Then just let me do it now
---> Play Bridge - Part A (x4)
---> Play Bridge - Part B (x4)
---> Play Riff 1A over:
   Lightning strikes yo we be in that violent force of light
   Guaranteed to turn it out as bad as dolemite
   'Cuz we're dope kid change like a chameleon and the
---> Play Riff 1B over:
   Channel whenever that wack show real world is on
---> Play Riff 1A over:
   You know we dazzle like ghetto box boomin' battles
   Rattle inside your head feel redeemed like cola bottles
   Fall in love with your teachers on the wax
---> Play Riff 1B over:
   We are self made check the technique, 311 in LA
---> Play Chorus over:
   We've changed a lot and then some - some
   You know that we have always been down - down
   And if I ever don't thank you - you
   Then just let me do it now
---> Play Chorus (quiet) over:
   Keep my feet on the ground
   Keep my head in the clouds
   Electrified by the sound
   Comes from the down - and
---> Play Chorus over:
   We've changed a lot and then some - some
   You know that we have always been down - down
   And if I ever don't thank you - you
   Then just let me do it now
---> Play Bridge - Part A (x4)
---> Play Bridge - Part A - Add an extra E5 whenever E5 is played (x4)
---> Play Bridge - Part B (x4)
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