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'Transistor'
Performed by 311
From the album "Transistor" on Capricorn/Mercury Records
Music by:  C. Sexton
Lyrics by:  D. Martinez & N. Hexum
(c) 1997 Hydroponic Music BMI
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Tabbed by: Chip (kwalton1@ua1vm.ua.edu)
           Nisan Perera (renac@ccnet.com)
           Mike Gyulai (kmjc90a@prodigy.com)
           Springer (DSPRiNGR@aol.com)
           Fred Lidskog (swede@email.unc.edu)
           Adam (adam311@hotmail.com)
Lyric Help by: Adam Wood (adam311@hotmail.com)
               Jim Molloy (JimWr7@aol.com)
               Ryan Eggen (eggen@mm.com)
The 311 Guitar Archive -- http://chromosome.colorado.edu/311archive/

* Most of the stuff they play in this song is using single notes.  I used
  to think it was all 5th chords too but it's not.  The reason it sounds
  like 5th chords is because there are two guitars playing, as well as
  thick layering during recording.  I've watched video of them playing
  and they use single notes more than anything else.
                                -- Kyle (ImportMini@aol.com)

Intro (All Power/5th chords):============================= E F# G A F# A F# E A E F# G A F# A F# E F# E1:---------------------------------------------------------2:---------------------------------------------------------3:---------------------------------------------------------4:---------------------------------------------------------5:-2-4--5--7-4--4-4--7--4-2-7--2-4--5--7--4-4--7-4--2-4--2-6:-0-2--3--5-2--2-2--5--2-0-5--0-2--3--5--2-2--5-2--0-2--0-
Verse (All Power/5th Chords):============================= A F# E A F# E A F# E A F# E A F# E A F# E1:---------------------------------------------------------2:---------------------------------------------------------3:---------------------------------------------------------4:---------------------------------------------------------5:-7-4--2-7-4--2-2-2--7-4--2-7-4--2-2-2--7-4--2-7-4--2-2-2-6:-5-2--0-5-2--0-0-0--5-2--0-5-2--0-0-0--5-2--0-5-2--0-0-0-
A F# E A D1:-----------------2:-----------------3:-----------------4:-----------7-7-7-5:-7--4-2-7--5-5-5-6:-5--2-0-5-------- | Palm | | mute |
Chorus (All Power/5th Chords):============================== Ab Bb Ab F# D#1:----------------------------------2:----------------------------------3:----------------------------------4:--------------------------------8-5:-6-6-6-6--6-6--8\\6--4--4-4-4---6-6:-4-4-4-4--4-4--6\\4--2--2-2-2-----
Post-Chorus (All Power/5th Chords):=================================== G E/B D/A G B A B1:--------------------------------------------2:--------------------------------------------3:--------------------------------------------4:----------------9--7------------------------5:-5--5--5--5--5--7--5----5--5--5--5--9--7--9-6:-3--3--3--3--3--7--5----3--3--3--3--7--5--7-
Bridge (All Power/5th Chords):============================== G E/B D/A G E/B D/A G B A1:--------------------------------------------2:--------------------------------------------3:--------------------------------------------4:----------9--7------------9--7--------------5:-5--5--5--7--5---5--5--5--7--5---5--5--9--7-6:-3--3--3--7--5---3--3--3--7--5---3--3--7--5-
Reggae Part:============ G C F1:-3--3----------1--1---1--1-2:-3--3---5--5---1--1---1--1-3:-4--4---5--5---2--2---2--2-4:--------5--5---------------5:---------------------------6:---------------------------
Fill 1 (Quietly):================= N.C.1:-----------2:-----------3:-----------4:-3-2-3-3/5-5:-----------6:-----------
Ending A:======= G5 C5/G F5 E5 F5 E5 G5 C5/G F5 E5 F5 G51:--------------------------------------------------------------2:--------------------------------------------------------------3:-------5-5---------------------------5-5----------------------4:-5-5---5-5---3-3-3-3-(2)-3-(2)-5-5---5-5--3-3-3-3-(2)-3---5-5-5:-5-5---3-3---3-3-3-3-(2)-3-(2)-5-5---3-3--3-3-3-3-(2)-3---5-5-6:-3-3---3-3---1-1-1-1--0--1--0--3-3---3-3--1-1-1-1--0--1---3-3-
Ending B:========= G5 C5/G F51:-----------------------2:-----------------------3:-------5-5-------------4:-5-5---5-5---3-3-3---3-5:-5-5---3-3---3-3-3---3-6:-3-3---3-3---1-1-1-0-1-
Lyrics/Song Structure: ====================== ---> Play Intro over:
If you want more beats for your buck there's no luck If you want more beats for your buck there's no luck If you want more beats for your buck there's no luck If you want more beats for your buck there's no luck---> Play Verse over:
Then there's no luck Then again if you came for drama then I can't understand Music critics, music critics Not afraid of a guy who'll tell you he's never been in a mix Been in a mix, Been in a mix From the grassroots, So big up to our friends Every crew every clique and every posse Pick up to nod their heads not of hypocrisy---> Play Chorus over:
You're a Transistor, lightning resistor Conducting to the mother star That's what you are---> Play Post-Chorus over:
Yeh heh heh heh heh, Yeh heh heh heh heh Yeh heh heh heh heh, Yeh heh heh heh heh---> Play Intro over:
Renegade sound system 311 Renegade sound system 311 Renegade sound system 311 Renegade sound system 311---> Play Verse over:
311, brothers from another planet And here once again Automatic, automatic Quantum saints of the universe in a holographic Cosmic remix, cosmic remix From the mysterious blue planet, we can breath anywhere Underwater, out in space, and in LA The pollution is no problem for these homey's---> Play Chorus over:
You're a Transistor, lightning resistor Conducting to the mother star That's what you are---> Play Post-Chorus over:
Yeh heh heh heh heh, Yeh heh heh heh heh Yeh heh heh heh heh, Yeh heh heh heh heh---> Play Bridge (x2)---> Play Reggae Part over:
You're a Transistor, lightning resistor Conducting to the mother star That's what you are---> Play Fill 1 (x1)---> Play Ending A + B over: Yeh heh heh heh heh, Yeh heh heh heh Yeh heh heh heh heh, Yeh heh heh heh
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