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John Frusciante - Mascara chords

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Tabbed by: Rafael Negron
E-mail: rnegr012@fiu.edu

Tuning: Half-Step Down

Hey everyone!

Believe it or not, I've just recently discovered "Niandra Lades and Usually Just a 
T-Shirt" and immediately wanted to go ahead and attempt to tab Mascara. This is my first tab 
but I hope you guys find that it helps you out. Enjoy your playing!

Gm                                        A#
There's a belt of sun dripping through a porthole

C          Cm
In a set design

A#                  F
Can you read your name?

              Cm                           Gm
It's been so long since we blew from the inside

G#                 Cm             C#            D#   
E     F#
So where have you been since you fell off the flat edge

G#                       E-F#m
Of the world under an ugly sky

G#m              E-F#m
You've been lying by

G#m                            E-F#m-E         F#m
They came in you, dance under the moonlight

G#m
Do what you think is the sum

      E-F#m          G#m
Of the flesh and blood

                                     E-F#m
Above there's small birds gone to trembling

G#m                 E-F#m-E
In for thousands of your years

Rhythm:

eb|------------5-------------------5-------|
Bb|------------5-------------------5-------|
Gb|------------5-------------------5-------|
Db|------------7-------------------7-------|  X 4
Ab|----------------------------------------|
Eb|------5-----------------0---------------|

eb|-----------5-------------------5--------------------1---------------5----|
Bb|-----------5-------------------5--------------------1---------------5----|
Gb|-----------5-------------------5--------------------2---------------5----|
Db|-----------7-------------------7------------------------------------7----|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------3-------------|
Eb|-----5-----------------0---------------------1---------------------------|

eb|------------5-------------------5----------------5----------------4------|
Bb|------------5-------------------5----------------5----------------3------|
Gb|------------5-------------------5----------------5----------------2------|
Db|------------7-------------------7----------------7-----------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------5-----------------0----------------5-----------------0-------------|

eb|-----------5-------------------5--------------------1---------------5----|
Bb|-----------5-------------------5--------------------1---------------5----|
Gb|-----------5-------------------5--------------------2---------------5----|
Db|-----------7-------------------7------------------------------------7----|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------3-------------|
Eb|-----5-----------------0---------------------1---------------------------|

eb|------------5-------------------5-------|
Bb|------------5-------------------5-------|
Gb|------------5-------------------5-------|
Db|------------7-------------------7-------|  X 2
Ab|----------------------------------------|
Eb|------5-----------------0---------------|

[Voice 1:] You felt like crystal in your thighs
[Voice 2:] You get four red candles
[Voice 1:] You're the one that makes me realize
[Voice 2:] On the table with your penis by your eyes

            F                           C
[Voice 1:] Big water flowing through to tomorrow
[Voice 2:] Through to your vacation

             F                        C         A#
[Voice 1:] Apples and cake must have been your stake

                                             G#
[Voice 2:] ? [something about "a gallon of wine"] but the smile you send in

G-G7
my direction

Rhythm:

eb|------------5-------------------5-------|
Bb|------------5-------------------5-------|
Gb|------------5-------------------5-------|
Db|------------7-------------------7-------|  X 2
Ab|----------------------------------------|
Eb|------5-----------------0---------------|

eb|-----------5-------------------5--------------------1---------------5----|
Bb|-----------5-------------------5--------------------1---------------5----|
Gb|-----------5-------------------5--------------------2---------------5----|
Db|-----------7-------------------7------------------------------------7----|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------3-------------|
Eb|-----5-----------------0---------------------1---------------------------|

eb|------------5-------------------5----------------5----------------4------|
Bb|------------5-------------------5----------------5----------------3------|
Gb|------------5-------------------5----------------5----------------2------|
Db|------------7-------------------7----------------7-----------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------5-----------------0----------------5-----------------0-------------|

eb|-----------5-------------------5--------------------1---------------5----|
Bb|-----------5-------------------5--------------------1---------------5----|
Gb|-----------5-------------------5--------------------2---------------5----|
Db|-----------7-------------------7------------------------------------7----|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------3-------------|
Eb|-----5-----------------0---------------------1---------------------------|

eb|------------5-------------------5-------|
Bb|------------5-------------------5-------|
Gb|------------5-------------------5-------|
Db|------------7-------------------7-------|  X 2
Ab|----------------------------------------|
Eb|------5-----------------0---------------|

[Both: Makes me feel like I'm alive
[Voice 1:] You're hidden by your wooden legs
[Voice 2:] You're my kind, You're my kind
[Voice 2:] You always make me feel like a moon in my life
[Voice 1:] Stay here in down at the world's edge, for a time

Since the chord changes are a bit hard to align with the singing, I've just listed the 
chords. You merely need to listen for the chord changes to get this portion correct.

F                                     C     F   C    
   A#   G#  G
[Voice 2:] It always makes me feel good to know you're alive, wrapping your ties
[Voice 1:] Down by the whirlpool, I finally realized you must have bitten your snake,
Your little guy

C  D#  A#  G#
[Voice 1:] I've been insane well the time is slow
[Voice 2:] I've been to a society where you can't see yourself and you can't feel sunshine
[Voice 2:] And if you see me roaming the hillside won't you come along? It's all gone to
The top of yourself.

C  D#  A#  G#  G
[Voice 1:] The Pope don't matter when the pawn is your sea, don't you agree?

C  D#  A#  G#
[Voice 1:] When you're around I'm wound around your thumb. You wanna be numb inside the gun.
[Voice 2:] I like you in my love, makes me feel good just to know I can love someone 
like you.
[Voice 2] They'll make it hard for you choose.

C  D#  A#  G#  G
I can understand but when you see creation coming you close
Your eyes.

Ending Bass Riff:

eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|----------6--8--6--10-----------6--8--6--------6----------3--------------|
Eb|-8--8--8---------------8--8--8-----------8--6-----4--3-3-----------------|

[Voice 2] To you I'm sure it's no surprise that I could be one of the dead. Thank god my 
underwear's full of lead without you. Without you.
[A voice is humming the words to voice 2's line as he sings it, missing occasional words]
[Voice 1] All your different delights are one big fight against the baby inside that 
you've mistaken for pain.
[Voice 2] Without you.

Ending Riff (Tabs and Chords):

Fm  A#m  G#  A#m

eb|-9p8-----8------------------------11--9--8--9--8-----------8-------------|
Bb|------9-----9------------9------------------------9------9---8-----------|
Gb|---------------10--8h10----10--8---------------------10------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb|--9p8----8------------------------11--9--8--9--8-----------8-------------|
Bb|------9-----9------------/9-----------------------9------9---8-----------|
Gb|---------------10--8h10-----10-----------------------10------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| H   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| B   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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