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Soundgarden - Bones Of Birds tab

Soundgarden - Bones of Birds
From 'King Animal' Album
Drop-D Tuning
tabbed by jjhand


Intro - played 2x
e|-------------|----------------|-------------|----------------|
B|-------------|----------------|-------------|----------------|
G|-------------|----------------|-------------|----------------|
D|-------4-----|-4-6-6b7--6--4--|-------4-----|-4-6-6b7--6~~---|
A|-----------5-|----------------|-----------5-|----------------|
D|-0---0-------|----------------|-0---0-------|----------------|


Verse Riff - Both Guitars, 7 beats per bar
e|--------------------------|-----------------------|
B|--------------------------|-----------------------|
G|--------------------------|-----------------------|
D|------4-----4-6-6b7--6~~--|------4-----4-6-7------|
A|----------5---------------|----------5-----0------|
D|-0------------------------|-4---------------------|

1  "Time                is my friend,        Till it"
2  "ain't,              and runs out"
3  "And                 that is all           that I"
4  "have                till it's gone"



Prechorus - 

   A7sus2      Fm           C5        G#(b5) G#
e|------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-0---0-0-0--------------|-------------------------|
G|-0---0-0-0---1---1-1----|-5---5-5-5----7---5-5----|
D|-2---2-2-2---3---3-3----|-5---5-5-5---(6)--6-6----|
A|-0---0-0-0---3---3-3----|-3---3-3-3----6---6-6----|
E|-------------3---3-3----|--------------6---6-6----|
                   PM                        PM     

  "Try   to build on       bones of birds"



                           Change to 4 beats per bar
e|------------------------|---------------|------------------|
B|-0---0-0-0--------------|---------------|------------------|
G|-0---0-0-0---1---1-1----|-5---5-5-5---7-|----5-5---5-5-5-0-|
D|-2---2-2-2---3---3-3----|-5---5-5-5-----|----6-6---6-6-6-0-|
A|-0---0-0-0---3---3-3----|-3---3-3-3---6-|----6-6---6-6-6-0-|
E|-------------3---3-3----|-------------6-|----6-6---6-6-6---|

  "singing in the corner and fall     to earth"






Chorus - Strum same chords as Prechorus in eighths (8 per bar)

  A7sus2 8x,    Fm 8x,      C5 8x,    G#(b5) 3x,    G# 5x 

Guitar 2 plays this 2x:
e|-------------|-----------|-----------|------------|
B|-------------|-----------|-----------|------------|
G|-------------|-----------|-5NH-------|------------|
D|---------5NH-|-----------|-----------|-5NH--------|
A|---5NH-------|-----------|-----------|------------|
D|-------------|-2.6NH-----|-----------|------------|

Lyrics:
1. "Hey, sometimes she won't cry  and the smallest one is"
2. "trapped. Too weak to survive...     probably"





Play Verse Riff once, then

Pre Verse 2 (1:19)
e|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
B|----------15--------14--12-10/-|-14\-------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|----------11-----------------|
D|----------12--------11--9---7/-|-11\----------------4-6-6b7--|
A|-------------------------------|-----------9-----5-----------|
D|-0-----------------------------|-----------------------------|


Play Verse Riff 4x Again, Lyrics:

"Tried to look out,
Through a hole in the vague

Circle above, looking down,
Bird of prey"





Play Prechorus Riff again, but Guitar 2 plays this 2x:

e|----------------------------|---------------------------|
B|----------------------------|---------------------------|
G|----------------------------|-------3~----------5~------|
D|-------5~----------6~-------|-5---5-----5---------------|
A|-0---0-----0-----------3----|---------------------------|
D|-------------3---3----------|-------------6---6----6----|



Play Chorus again as before, except Chorus ending:

   3 beats per bar                            End on           
e|---------------|-----------------|          |-------------|
B|---------------|-----------------|          |-------------|
G|-1------1------|-5----5----5\----| play 4x  |-------------|
D|-3------3------|-6----6----6\----|          |-------------| 
A|-3------3------|-6----6----6\----|          |-------------|
D|-3------3------|-6----6----6\----|          |-0-----------|




Play Prechorus Again, no drums at first


Play Chorus Again


Play Chorus Ending above, then bass plays end of song.




KEY
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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| ()  ghost note
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| r   Bend release

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