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1979 guitar tab

1979 - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Transcribed by Adam Morris

1/2 step down.

INTRO/MAIN RIFF
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-8--8-8-8-8-9--4-4-4-4-4-4-4---------------------------| 
|-------------------------------6b-7-4-2-2-2-4-6-9--9-9-| x4
|-6--6-6-6-6-7--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-| 
|----0---0---0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------------------------| 


Then this once.
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|11--11-11-11-11-11-4--4-4--4-4-4-----------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-9---9--9--9--9--9\2--2-2--2-2-2-----------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 

Then back to the main riff x 3 (I think it is 3)

Then play this.
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------| 
|----------------------------------------------------| 
|-4--4-4-4-4--4-9--9-9--9-9-9------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------| 
|-2--2-2-2-2--2/7--7-7--7-7-7------------------------| 


Then the part that I think would be called the CHORUS
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----5--------4--4-4-5--5-5--------------------------| 
|----4--4-4-4-4--4-4-4--4-4--------------------------| 
|-6--6--6-6-6-6--6-6-6--6-6---6b-7-4-2-2-2-4-6-9--9-9| x 4
|-7--7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7--7-7-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0| 
|-0--0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0--------------------------| 
                            *________________________*
                 Through this bit a second guitar plays the
                 higher strings of the E chord just played.

Then play this.
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------| 
|----------------------------------------------------| 
|-4--4-4-4-4--4-9--9-9--9-9-9------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------| 
|-2--2-2-2-2--2/7--7-7--7-7-7------------------------| 

Then back to the VERSE/MAIN RIFF

Then to this.

Then play this.
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------| 
|----------------------------------------------------| 
|-4--4-4-4-4--4-7--7-7--7-7-7------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------| 
|-2--2-2-2-2--2/5--5-5--5-5-5------------------------| 

Then back to the CHORUS

Then it changes to what I will call the BRIDGE

|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------| 
|----------------------------------------------------| 
|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-11-11-11-11-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|
|----------------------------------------------------| 
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--9--9--9--9-5-5-5-5-5-5-5| 

From thereon in there is no new stuff..so that is it.

The song ends on the weird E from the CHORUS

I would like to hear some opinions about this please.

Bye
Adam
benmo@deakin.edu.au

-----
Tabbed by Duncan Koerber  

1979 - by Smashing Pumpkins from Mellon Collie and the
====   Infinite Sadness.  Written by Wiliam P. Corgan, Jr.

Eb tuning

MAIN RIFF (tabbed by Brian McCall 
=========
|-------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------
|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-9---------------------------------------
|-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---6hbr-4---2---4---6---9
|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-0----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0
|-----------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-X-----------------------

Here's the rest, tabbed by me:

ENDING BIT BEFORE CHORUS
========================
 " you.... and i...  should meet"  later = "end to it all"
|-----------------
|-----------------
|--9-9-9----------
|--X-X-X--9-9-9---
|--7-7-7--X-X-X---
|---------7-7-7---

CHORUS
======
"and I don't even care to shake these zipper blues"
                                 during these two chords
  (open strings are a must)   there's a second guitar doing:
 (you can mute the Bb string
    if you like)
|--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--       |--16--14--12--9-----
|--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--<-Bb   |--------------------
|--9-9-9-9-9--6-6-6-6-6--       |--------------------
|--9-9-9-9-9--7-7-7-7-7--       |--------------------
|--7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7--       |--------------------
|--0-0-0-0-0--5-5-5-5-5--       |--------------------

ENDING BIT OF CHORUS
====================
"forgotten and absorbed into the earth below"
               F#                B           - back to riff 1

BRIDGE
======
(I play the open strings too for added effect)
"assured to the lights and towns below..."
|-----------------------------------------               --------------
|-----------------------------------------               --------------
|--4-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-6-6-6---------               -------4-4-4--
|--4-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-7-7----- x 3  end with -4-4-4-4-4-4--
|--2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-7-7-----               -4-4-4-2-2-2--
|---------------------------------5-5-----               -2-2-2--------


-----
1979
by The Smashing Pumpkins
written by Billy Corgan

Transcribed off the _Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness_ double album
by me, Aaron Rother, zander@bga.com

Chords:
   Emaj7  E   A  F#m  B  C#m
E    x    x   0   2   2   4
B    x    x   2   2   4   5
G    1    1   2   2   4   6
D    1    2   2   4   4   6
A    2    2   0   4   2   4
E    0    0   0   2   2   4

Tune down 1 half step (so the E shown is actually Eb, and so on)

Emaj7   E  A
Emaj7   E  A

             Emaj7  E  A
Shakedown 1979,

                            Emaj7  E  A
cool kids never have the time

                                F#m             B           Emaj7  E  A
on a live wire right up off the street, you and I should meet

                            Emaj7  E  A
junebug skipping like a stone

                                      Ema7  E  A
with the headlights pointed at the dawn

                               F#m           B
we were sure we'd never see an end to it all

     E           A                            E
and I don't even care to shake these zipper blues

             A                              E              A
and we don't know just where our bones will rest to dust I guess

                  F#m                 B
forgotten and absorbed into the earth below

Emaj7  E  A
Emaj7  E  A                                      Emaj7  E  A
             double cross the vacant and the bored

                                          Emaj7  E  A
they're not sure just what we have in store

                     F#m          A
morpine city slippin dues down to see

     E             A                      E 
that we don't even care as restless as we are

            A                              E
we feel the pull in the land of a thousand guilts

              A                 B
and poured cement, lamented and assured

                  C#m     A
to the lights and towns below

B               C#m      A
faster than the speed of sound

B              C#m          A   F#m         B           Emaj7  E  A
faster than we thought we'd go, beneath the sound of hope

                           Emaj7  E  A
Justine never knew the rules

                                       Emaj7  E  A
hung down with the freaks and the ghouls

                             Emaj7  E  A
no apologies ever need be made

                           F#m
I know you better than you fake it

    B       E             A                          E
to see that we don't even care to shake these zipper blues

             A                              E               A
and we don't know just where our bones will rest, to dust I guess

                  F#m       B         Emaj7  E  A 
forgotten and absorbed into earth below

                                    Emaj7  E  A                                                    
the street heats the urgency of sound

                                  E
as you can see there's no one around
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