Childhoods End tab with lyrics by Kiss - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Kiss – Childhoods End tab

Key:
/    = slide up
\    = slide down
b    = bend (whole step)
b^   = bend (1/2 step)
b^^  = bend (1 1/2 steps)
pb   = pre-bend
r    = release-bend
t^   = tap with righthand finger
h    = hammer-on
p    = pull-off
~    = Vibrato
*    = Natural Harmonic
#(#) = Trill
**   = Artificial Harmonic
x    = Dead notes (no pitch)
P.M. = Palm mute (- -> underneath indicates which notes)
(\)  = Dive w\bar
(/)  = Release w\bar
Tp   = Tap w\plectrum

 

Rhythm fig 1a
                                                                                               
Eb|-------0-----------------0-----------------0---------------------------|Bb|-------0-----------------0-----------------0--------------------3------|Gb|--------------------5---------5--5--5-4----------4--4--4-2------0------|Db|--------------------5---------5--5--5-4----------4--4--4-2------0------|Ab|--2--------------2--3---------3--3--3-2----------2--2--2-0------x------|Eb|--0--------0--4-------------------------------------------------3------|
Rhythm fig 1b
Eb|------0----------------------------------------------------------------|Bb|------0----------------------------------------------------------------|Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|Ab|-----------------2--7----6b^6r---6---------0--2-4b^--4r-0--2r^-2r------|Eb|--0--------0--4---------------7---------4-------------------------3----|
Rythm fig 1c
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|Db|--2--------------------------------------------------------------------|Ab|--2--------------------------------------------------------------------|Eb|--0--------------------------------------------------------------------|
Rythm fig 2a (clean electric, let ring throughout)
Eb|--0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0--0-0--0---0------0-0-----------------------------|Bb|--0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0--0-0--0---0------0-0-------2--2-2h3-2---2--------|Gb|--4--4-4--4-4--4-4--4--4-4--2---1------1-1-------2--2-2-2-2---2--------|Db|--4--4-4--4-4--4-4--4--4-4--2---2------2-2-------2--2-2h4-2---2-4p2----|Ab|--2--2-2--2-2--2-2--2--2-2--2---2----------4b^4r-0--0-0-0-0---0-----4p2|Eb|------------------------------------0----------------------------------|
Eb|--2---2-2--3-----3----0---0-0--0-0--0-0--0--0-0---0---0-------0-0------|Bb|--2---2-2--3-----3----0---0-0--0-0--0-0--0--0-0---0---0-------0-0------|Gb|--2---2-2--0-----0----4---4-4--4-4--4-4--4--4-4---2---1-------1-1------|Db|--4---4-4--0-----0----4---4-4--4-4--4-4--4--4-4---2---2-------2-2------|Ab|--4---4-4--x-----x----2---2-2--2-2--2-2--2--2-2---2---2-----------4b^4r|Eb|--2---2-2--3-----3----------------------------------------0------------|
Eb|------------------------------2---2-2--0-------------------------------|Bb|--2---2-2h3-2----2------------2---2-2--0-------------------------------|Gb|--2---2-2-2-2----2------------2---2-2--4-------------------------------|Db|--2---2-2h4-2----2--4p2-------4---4-4--4-------------------------------|Ab|--0---0-0-0-0----0------4p2---4---4-4--2-------------------------------|Eb|------------------------------2---2-2----------------------------------|
Rhythm fig 2b
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------3---------|Bb|--------------------------2---2-2h3-2----2-------------------3---------|Gb|--4-----------------------2---2-2-2-2----2-------------------0---------|Db|--4-----------------------2---2-2h4-2----2--4p2-------4------0---------|Ab|--2----------------4b^4r--0---0-0-0-0----0------4p2---4------x---------|Eb|------------------------------------------------------2------3---------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|Bb|---------------------------2---2-2h3-2----2----------------------------|Gb|--4------------------------2---2-2-2-2----2-------------------4--------|Db|--4------------------------2---2-2h4-2----2--4p2-------4------4--------|Ab|--2-----------------4b^4r--0---0-0-0-0----0------4p2---4------2--------|Eb|-------------------------------------------------------2---------------|
Rhythm fig 3a
Eb|-------0-----------------0----------------0----------------------------|Bb|-------0-----------------0----------------0-------------------3--------|Gb|--------------------5--------5--5--5-4---------4--4--4-5------2--------|Db|--------------------5--------5--5--5-4---------4--4--4-5------0--------|Ab|--2--------------2--3--------3--3--3-2---------2--2--2-3---------------|Eb|--0--------0--4--------------------------------------------------------|
Rhythm fig 3b
Eb|-----0-----------------------------------------------------------------|Bb|-----0-----------------------------------------------------------------|Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|Ab|---------------2--7------6b^6r---6---------0--2-2b^--2r------4b^4r-0---|Eb|--0------0--4-----------------7---------4-----------------3------------|
Rhythm fig 4 (palm mute throughout)
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|Gb|-2--2--2--2--3--3--3--3--4--4--4--4--5--5--5--5--2--2--2--2--3--3--3--3|Db|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0|Ab|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0|Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|Gb|--4--4--4--4--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-----------------------------------|Db|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----------------------------------|Ab|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----------------------------------|Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Solo
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|Gb|---------------------9~------------8b^--8r--8~---------------------6b^-|Db|------------6--7--9-----------------------9---------------6--7--9------|Ab|-------7~--------------------------------------------------------------|Eb|--0--------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------12--12--|Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------12----------|Gb|----6r----4b^--4r-4b^-4r--------------------9~---------14b-------------|Db|-------7------------------6~-------6--7--9-----------------------------|Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-11--11~-------------17--17-17-17--17-17-------------------------------|Bb|---------16--17--19--20b-------20b-------20b20r17h20p17----17-17b^^r17~|Gb|--------------------------------------------------------19-------------|Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Harmony
Eb|-----------------------------------------17--17------16--16------------|Bb|-------------------------------------17--------------------------------|Gb|----------------9/-12------------19b-----------------------------------|Db|----------6--7---------------------------------------------------------|Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Riff 1
Eb|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------------------------------------------------------|Bb|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------------------------|Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Childhood's end Simmons, Thayer, Kulick [Intro: E-chord faded in and manipulated by volume knob] [Rhy. fig 1a & 1b] [Rhy. fig 1c] [Rhy. fig 2a] I lived a life of illusion and you had your kicks So what, there's nothing left to do And you and your obsessions and your crucifix As if what I thought mattered much to you [Rhy. fig 1a & 1b] And you were always my friend from Childhood's End It was forever and ever [Rhy. fig 3a & 3b] Did you understand It's Childhood's End But never, the dream is over [Rhy. fig 2a & 2b] Sunday morning in the New York Times I read you died last night It said you were smilin' when you blew your mind And the note you left behind said: [Rhy. fig 1a & 1b] You were always my friend from Childhood's End Seems like forever and ever Yeah, you won't have to have to pretend It's near the end You won't ever be a rock and roller Yeah, you were always my friend from Childhood's End But never, the dream is over [Rhy. fig 4] You were just like me I was just like you For eternity I'll think of you [Solo over Rhy. fig 1a followed by Rhy. fig 3a] [Harmony on bar 5 of solo] [Rhy. fig 1a & 1b with Riff 1] [Rhy. fig 3a & 3b with Riff 1] (Repeat choruses, overlapping, fade out) You've got something about you, You've got something I need...
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