Offspring - Blackball tab

Blackball by The Offspring


notation: 
/ slide up (first note picked)
\ slide down
g grace note.  Held for a split second, is not counted in the timing.
      (crappy explanation, I know, but I haven't taken music lessons in 
       about five years)
h hammer on (first note picked)
p pull off (first note picked)
t tap (don't pick it, just tap the string real hard)

regular tuning

1: intro and rhythm section                        

E|--------------------------------|------------------------------------B|--------------------------------|-----------2g/3\2------------2g/3\2-G|---------------5-5-5--2---------|-4-4-4-4-4-2g/3\2--4-4-4-4-4-2g/3\2-D|-2-2-2--5-5-5--3-3-3--2---------|-4-4-4-4-4-1g/2\1--4-4-4-4-4-1g/2\1-A|-2-2-2--5-5-5--3-3-3--0---------|-2-2-2-2-2---------2-2-2-2-2--------E|-0-0-0--3-3-3-------------------|------------------------------------
2: chorus ("Win the battle lose the war...")
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------B|-----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------7--------------------G|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-6--------------------D|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--------------------A|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----------------------E|----------------------------------------------------------------------
chorus part 2 ("I don't want this anymore...")
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------B|-----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--------------------------------------G|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----------------------D|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--------------------A|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4--------------------E|-------------------------------------------------2--------------------
3: guitar solo (played by guitar 1 with accompanying chords from guitar 2)
E5 F5 E5E|----------------------------------------------------------------------B|----------------------------------------------------------------------G|----------------------------------------------------------------------D|-2-2h3-2--2h3--2p0--2h3-5-3-2p0-2h3-2p0-------------------------------A|----------------------------------------3p2-3h5-3p2-0-----------------E|----------------------------------------------------------------------
Eb5 E5 E|----------------------------------------------------------------------B|----------------------------------------5-----------------------------G|----------------------------------------4-----------------------------D|----------------------------------------2-----------------------------A|-0h2-3p2-0----0h2-0---------------------------------------------------E|-----------t3-------t3-2p0-2h3-5p3-2-1-0------------------------------
4: interlude part 1 (play 3x)
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------B|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/6-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/6------G|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4/5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4/5------D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/3------A|----------------------------------------------------------------------E|---------------------------------------------------------------------- *note: on third time, stop... ^ here! and go into interlude part 2 /|\
| 5: Interlude part 2
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------B|-5---5g/6---5---5g/6---5---5g/6---5---5g/6----------------------------G|-4---4g/5---4---4g/5---4---4g/5---4---4g/5----------------------------D|-2---2g/3---2---2g/3---2---2g/3---2---2g/3----------------------------A|----------------------------------------------------------------------E|----------------------------------------------------------------------
6: Interlude part 3 ("In the style of forgotten men...")
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------B|-8-8-8-8---------6-6-6-6---------5---5g/6---5---5g/6------------------G|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4---4g/5---4---4g/5------------------D|-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-2---2g/3---2---2g/3------------------A|---------5-5-5-5---------3-3-3-3--------------------------------------E|----------------------------------------------------------------------
Lyrics: In this world of hate and shallowness Where enemies become your consolation And those of us who win the game give up our minds I don't call that winning Say this doesn't apply to you But ask yourself first What have I done today to win the game And just what have I sacrificed Win the battle lose the war I know I've played this game before When people were still real I don't want this anymore It's time for me to close the door There's nothing left to feel Reflect on all our yesterdays My own words choke me Why were they spoken Regret for the things I've said and done Just can't compare with Regret for those that I have never tried So blame this world or blame yourself It's really all the same When you are standing on the precipice >From which you just can't return Win the battle lose the war I know I've played this game before When people were still real I don't want this anymore It's time for me to close the door There's nothing left to feel In the style of forgotten men I look to my horizon I see nothing While thoughts of guns and desecration Sweep through my mind But only coffins and bones remain As I look to you The emptiness behind your eyes Seals my decision Can't carry on in this world of juggling Where all this thoughtlessness and bludgeoning Your key to success What kind of tradition to carry on Blackball The new disease Blackball The new disease Blackball Your evil ways Have found their way inside me Blackball The new disease Blackball The new disease Blackball For a better life In this high tech dog eat dog existence (Chorus)
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