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Smashing Pumpkins - Tribute To Johnny tab

A Tribute to Johnny – The Smashing Pumpkins

Tabbed by: Yoshe Friedman/Ray Eicher
Email: jewmastaflex@gmail.com

Techniques:
s-scratch (use the edge of your pick and slide it down your string while your other hand
down your fret board, your pick runs up. In this song there is a scratch at the 12th
So you finger and pick should meet at the 12th fret.)

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note


Tuning: Standard
              E, A, D, G, B, E


Ok, so this song is fun as hell to play. Enjoy!

Intro:

E|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------5-|
A|----------------7p5---------7p5-----------------5-5--7----|
E|--12\0-----0--0-----0--0--0-------3-3--5-5--7-7-----------|
     ^ ”Dive bomb” just go until you’re off of your guitar’s fret board.

Ok, now you have a choice: you can play what you just played (without the “dive bomb”) 
you can play these nifty little solos!


Solo number 1
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------15b-|
G|-----------------------------------------12-12--14-12------|
D|----------------------------12-12--14-14-------------------|
A|-----7p5-------7p5----14-14--------------------------------|
E|-0-0----0-0-0----------------------------------------------|

Solo number 2
E|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------14b—12-12-11---------------|
D|--------------------------------14-14-12------|
A|-----7-p5------7p5-----------------------14---|
E|-0-0-----0-0-0--------------------------------|

Solo Number 3
E|-------------------12-12-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------15-15-------------------------|
G|------------------------------12-12--------------------|
D|------------------------------------14-14-12—14b-------|
A|-----7p5------7p5--------------------------------------|
E|-0-0----0-0-0------------------------------------------|

Now onto the chorus!

This part also includes an improved solo, so I’m only going to put the background guitar.

E|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------3------------------------3---------------------| x4
A|---------5-3-5-------3-3----------5-3-5---------------|
E|-3-4-5---------3-4-5------3-4-5---------3-4-5----1----|

On the last time through, finish on 5th string, 4th fret.

Now back into the verse (remember you can play the intro instead of the solos)

Solo number 1
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------15b--|
G|-----------------------------------------12-12--14-12-----|
D|----------------------------12-12--14-14------------------|
A|-----7p5-------7p5----14-14-------------------------------|
E|-0-0-----0-0-0--------------------------------------------|

Solo number 2
E|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------14b—12-12-11------------------|
D|---------------------------------14-14-12---------|
A|------7p5-------7p5-----------------------14------|
E|-0-0-----0-0-0------------------------------------|

Solo Number 3
E|--------------------12-12--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------15-15--------------------------|
G|--------------------------------12-12--------------------|
D|--------------------------------------14-14-12—14b-------|
A|-------7p5------7p5--------------------------------------|
E|-0-0------0-0-0------------------------------------------|

Back into the chorus we go! (again, there is another improvised solo, so I’m not going 
post it)

E|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------3------------------------3---------------------| x4
A|---------5-3-5-------3-3----------5-3-5---------------|
E|-3-4-5---------3-4-5------3-4-5---------3-4-5----1----|

On the last time through, finish on 5th string, 4th fret.


Ok, so you’ve finished the last chorus you have to do! The bass solo is the same as the 
but I’ll still post it anyway:

G |----------------------0h1h2---------0h1h2------|
D |-------------0h1h2----------0h1h2--------0h1h2-|
A |----0h1h2--------------------------------------| x2
E |-----------------------------------------------|


E|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|-------------0h1h2-------0h1h2------------|
D|-------0h1h2-------0h1h2-------0h1h2------| x10
A|-0h1h2------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|


OR if there are two guitars playing this at the same time, one can play:

E|------------------------------------------|
B|-------------0h1h2-------0h1h2------------|
G|-------0h1h2-------0h1h2-------0h1h2------|
D|-0h1h2------------------------------------| x10
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

Also, there is another improvised solo here, and, again, I’m not going to post it here.

Drum solo.

Then play this when the guitar comes in:

NOTE: For this part all the strumming are harmonics! Your fingers should be directly on 
7th and 9th frets. Don't push down.

E|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|--9999999+---------9999999+---------9+--------|
A|--9999999+---------9999999+---------9+--------|
E|--7777777+---s12---7777777+---s12---7+--------|
                                      ^until the verse comes in

Verse:

(you can still play the intro here too)

Solo number 1
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------15b--|
G|------------------------------------------12-12--14-12------|
D|-----------------------------12-12--14-14-------------------|
A|------7p5-------7p5----14-14--------------------------------|
E|-0-0------0-0-0---------------------------------------------|

Solo number 2
E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------14b—12-12-11---------------------|
D|--------------------------------14-14-12------------|
A|------7p5------7p5-----------------------14---------|
E|-0-0------0-0-0-------------------------------------|

Solo Number 3
E|-------------------12-12--------------------------------|
B|-------------------------15-15--------------------------|
G|------------------------------12-12---------------------|
D|------------------------------------14-14-12—11---------|
A|------7p5------7p5-------------------------------14\0---|
E|-0-0-----0-0-0------------------------------------------|

And there you have it. A Tribute to Johnny by the Smashing Pumpkins. Thanks to Ray for 
me with this tab!
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