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Smashing Pumpkins tabs

Perfect guitar chords

Song:    Perfect
 Release: Adore
 Artist:  The Smashing Pumpkins
 Authors: 1. LuNaG0dess 
          2. Elijah Carlyle (frotus@juno.com)
          3. Michael Ries 
          4. Craig Newnes 
          5. "syn" 
 Tuning:  Eb (unless otherwise stated)


Intro:   D-B-D-B-D-B-A-Em

   D                   B                    D
i know we're just like old friends    
         B               D
you just can't pretend    
         B                    A           Em
that lovers make amends    
        D    B                         D    
we are reasons so unreal    
        B                       D
we can't help but feel    
             B                                A    Em
that something has been lost    
        G                  Em                                    D
so please you know you're just like me    
           G         Em
next time i promise we'll be...
D           B   D           B  D
perfect,     perfect,    perfect    
 B                                   D
strangers down the line    
B                    D
lover out of time    
B                  A       Em
memories unwind    
      G     Em                                   D
so far i still know who you are    
       G          Em                        D-B-D-B-D
but now i wonder who i was    
 D                B                              D
angel you know it's not the end    
           B                           D
we'll always be good friends    
           B                             A        Em
your letters have been sent on    
      G                    Em                          D
so please you always were so free    
           G          Em
you'll see i promise we'll be 
D          B   D
perfect,    perfect    
B                                   D
strangers when we meet    
B                              D
strangers on the street    
B                    A      Em
lovers walk asleep    
D  
perfect    
B                                      D
you know this has to be    
B                                 D
we always were so free    
      B                         A      Em
we promise that we'll be    
D          B   D          B   D          B    A
perfect,    perfect,    perfect


version 2
---------

tab by elijah carlyle (frotus@juno.com)

this was really hard to figure out--not only is NONE of it really guitar,
but it's tuned down about half of a chromatic step (although that
could have been my recording--tapes tend to slow down)

a B6 (i think it's a B6) 
can be played like this:

-4-
-4-
-4-
-4-
-2-
---

and an F#m7 (i'm pretty sure about that one) is this:

-2----0-
-2----2-
-2-or-2- (if anyone knows a better way of playing an
-2----4-  F#m7, please tell me)
-4----4-
-2------

    E         C#m           E
And now we're just like old friends
C#m        E
just can't pretend
C#m         B6     F#m
lovers make amends

We are reasons so unreal
we can't help but feel
something has been lost

    A        F#m                   E
But please I know you're just like me
     C#m    A                E
next time I promise we'll be perfect
E        C#m


version 3
---------

Tabbed by Michael Ries 

Here is another great song off ADORE,you're going to want to 
use a clean electric guitar.When strumming use a percussive style and use muting
ocassionly,I would tab it out but would take to long and it would be pointless 
so hopefully you can figure this out.Tune down 1/2 step.

Chords used
-----------
  D# Cm Bb Fm 
E x  3  x  1
B 8  4  3  1
G 8  5  3  1
D 8  5  3  3
A 6  3  1  3
E x  x  x  1 

Fill 1:For intro keep playing an octave F sliding up to a G octave. 

Fill 2
|--------------------
|-9-8--6--4-4--4-
|--------------------      This fill is used often throught the song but mainly 
|--------------------       after the chorus part.I'm not gonna tab it out every time
|--------------------       so just listen and you'll hear it.
|--------------------

INTRO
D#-Cm-D#-Cm-Bb-Fm

VERSE
  D#         Cm            D#
I Know we're just like old friends
   Cm         D#
we just can't pretend
     Cm          Bb    Fm 
That lovers make amends
   D#  Cm         D#
We are reasons so unreal
   Cm             D#
We can't help but feel
     Cm                 Bb   Fm 
that something has been lost

CHORUS
    D#         Fm                    D#
but please you know you're just like me
     G#     Fm               D#      Cm
next time I promise We'll be perfect
D#     Cm    D#     Cm   D#
perfect      Perfect

VERSE
 Cm                D#
strangers down the line
 Cm           D#
lovers out of time
 Cm         Bb  Fm
memories unwind

CHORUS
   D#    Fm                 D# 
so far I still know who you are
    G#   Fm          D#
but now I wonder who I was

BREAK
Cm-D#-Cm

VERSE
D#        Cm                D#
angel you know it's not the end
Cm                   D#
we'll always be good friends
Cm                    Bb   Fm
the letters have been sent on

CHORUS
   D#         Fm             D#
so please you always were so free
       G#    Fm               D#
you'll see I promise we'll be perfect
Cm  D#      Cm    D# 
    perfect

VERSE
Cm                D#
strangers when we meet
Cm               D#
strangers on the street
Cm              Bb   Fm
lovers while we sleep
D#      Cm                   D#
Perfect you know this has to be
   Cm              D#
We always we're so free
   Cm                 Bb Fm 
we promised that we'd be
D#     Cm   D#     Cm
Perfect     Perfect
D#     Cm   D#
Perfect

Questions,comments or corrections.Mail me at zero69mr@aol.com


version 4
---------

Transcribed by Craig Newnes
Standard Tuning: E A D G B E

Chord Fingerings:
   D  Em D/A Bm
E| 2  0  2   2 
B| 3  0  3   3
G| 2  0  2   4
D| 0  2  0   4
A| x  2  0   2
E| x  0  x   x


Fig1
|--------------|
|-8-7-5-3-3-3--|
|--------------|
|--------------|
|--------------|
|--------------|


|D |Bm |D |Bm |D |Bm |D/A |Em |

  D          Bm            D
I know we're just like old friends
   Bm         D
we just can't pretend
     Bm          D/A   Em
that lovers make amends

   D   Bm           D
we are reasons so unreal
   Bm             D
we can't help but feel
     Bm                 D/A  Em
that something has been lost

    D          Em                    D
but please you know you're just like me
     D      Em
next time I promise we'll be
D       Bm
perfect
D       Bm (with Fig1)
perfect

D       Bm                 D
perfect strangers down the line
Bm            D
lovers out of time
Bm         D/A  Em
memories unwind

   D     Em                 D
so far I still know who you are
    D     Em           D   Bm (with Fig1)
but now I wonder who I was

|D |Bm |(with Fig1)

D         Bm                D
angel you know it's not the end
      Bm             D
we'll always be good friends
        Bm                D/A  Em
but the letters have been sent on

   D          Em             D
so please you always were so free
       D     Em
you'll see I promise we'll be
D       Bm (with Fig1)
perfect

D       Bm                D
perfect strangers when we meet
Bm               D
strangers on the street
Bm              D/A  Em
lovers while we sleep

D
perfect
    Bm               D
you know this has to be
   Bm              D
we always we're so free
   Bm                 D/A  Em
we promised that we'd be

D       Bm (with Fig1)
perfect
D       Bm (with Fig1)
perfect
D       Bm (with Fig1)   D
perfect


******************************************************************

From:             "syn" 

And now for something completely different...

This song undoubtedly uses an alternate tuning. 
If you listen closely to the Viper Room track of Perfect, 
you'll notice that Billy tunes his A string up to B. 
This was verified by watching his hands during the Letterman and 
Regis & Kathy Lee performances.

The tabbed riffs are only meant to be references.  
Play to the song and use natural strumming.  
If you have no rhythm, go and beat yourself mercilessly with 
knotted cords and whips to a metronome. 
("If you are going to clap, you must clap in time").


 Alt. Tuning (A to B) 
  E-B-D-G-B-E 

 Riff 1
|--------|--------|
|00--00-0|--------|
|--------|--------|
|24--24-4|-54-2-0-|
|33--33-3|000-0-00|
|--------|--------|

 Riff 2
|--------|--------|
|-0--00-0|--------|
|-2--22-2|--------|
|-0--00-4|-54-2-0-|
|-3--33-3|000-0-00|
|--------|--------|

Dsus4/A  E Min     Gsus2
---      -0-       ---
---      -0-       -0-
-0-      -0-       -2-
-0-      -2-       -0-
-3-      -0-       ---
-5-      -0-       -3-

I'll leave it as an exercise for you to determine which 
chord shapes/riffs are played where.  Train your ear.
  development and support by
dmitry ivanov