Smashing Pumpkins – Bullet With Butterfly Wings tab ver. 2

Tabbed by Brian McCall 

BULLET WITH BUTTERFLY WINGS - by Smashing Pumpkins as
====== ==== ========= =====   performed at the Double Door

All guitars tuned Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb, Eb

"The world is a vampire..."

*1

G1 and G2 mid/light distortion

|---------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|-4-4-4-4-(4)----------2-2-2-2----------------------------|-4-4-4-4--5--2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2----------------------------|-2-2-0-2--5--2--2-2-2-0-0-0-0----------------------------|----------3--0--0-0-0------------------------------------ ^repeat
*2 < <|---------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|-4-4-4-------------------2---2---------------------------|-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-------------------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-------------------------|-------0-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3--------------------------------- ^repeat ^ that little "<" is for emphasis.
*3 Heavy Distortion!!!
|---------------------------------------------------------|-------------3-(3-3)---------------------------3---------|-4--4-4------2--2-2-2--2-9\----------4--4-4----2---------|-4--4-4-5----0--0-0-2--2-9\--5----4--4--4-5----0---------|-2--2-0-5----0--0-0-0--0-7\--X----2--2--0-5----0---------|--------3-0--------------0---3------------3-0---...------
^repeat ^one of the guitars somehow tremolos a G in here...don't ask me :> Chorus ends with:
|---------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|-------------2-------------------------------------------|-2---5---4---2-------------------------------------------|-2---5---4---0-------------------------------------------|-0---3---2----------------------------------------------- ^repeated several times after second chorusback to *1...
End riff (similar to *3)
|---------------------------------------------------------|---------3-----------------------------------------------|-4-------2-X-2-------------------------------------------|-4-X-5---0-X-2-------------------------------------------|-2-X-5---0-X-0-------------------------------------------|-----3--------------------------------------------------- add rhythm there as appropriate...
I guess that since the song's not widely released I should have been more thorough and specific, but y'all will hear it soon and know how it goes. And you know how I hate to tab out all those rhythm strumms (ie. the end riff)...sorry. From: Rooptroop@aol.com Date: Wed, 22 Nov 1995 21:54:15 -0500 Subject: BUllet with butterfly wings by Smashing Pumkins okay this is how i figured out how to play what be the bst pumkins song out there so it goes like this all guitaras tuned in Eflat
he says "THe world is a vampire"g--------------------d--------------------a2-2-0-2----------e----------3-0------
do that about 6 times then you go
g------d-------a-------e0-3-3
then the chorus ("dispite all my rage...)
g---------------------------d----------------------------a2-2-0-----5-55----------e-------3-33-----555-0-3
repeat first part then second time on chorus
g----------------------------------------d-----------------------------------------a2-2-0------5-55----------------------e-------3-33------555-000-3-333-5
and the bridge goes like so
g--------------d---------------a-----2-------5e333---555--
and you end it on the chorus but on the last note it's a 2 on the e string like so
g-----------------------------d----------------------------a2-20------5-55-e------3-33------5-55--3-2
that's it tabbed by Jon Roop any comments, questions, or corrections just e-mail me I also know a hell of alot of Nirvana if you want them posted just mail me too Date: Tue, 13 Feb 1996 11:59:18 +0100 From: arnaudb@crit2.univ-montp2.fr (etudiant montpellier II) Subject: bullet with the butterfly wings tab from smashing pumkins BULLET WITH BUTTERFLY WINGS - by Smashing Pumpkins as ====== ==== ========= ===== performed at the Double Door All guitars tuned Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb, Eb "The world is a vampire..." *1 G1 and G2 mid/light distortion
|---------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|-4-4-4-4-(4)----------2-2-2-2----------------------------|-4-4-4-4--5--2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2----------------------------|-2-2-0-2--5--2--2-2-2-0-0-0-0----------------------------|----------3--0--0-0-0------------------------------------ ^repeat
*2 < <|---------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|-4-4-4-------------------2---2---------------------------|-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-------------------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-------------------------|-------0-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3--------------------------------- ^repeat ^ that little "<" is for emphasis.
*3 Heavy Distortion!!!
|---------------------------------------------------------|-------------3-(3-3)---------------------------3---------|-4--4-4------2--2-2-2--2-9\----------4--4-4----2---------|-4--4-4-5----0--0-0-2--2-9\--5----4--4--4-5----0---------|-2--2-0-5----0--0-0-0--0-7\--X----2--2--0-5----0---------|--------3-0--------------0---3------------3-0---...------
^repeat ^one of the guitars somehow tremolos a G in here...don't ask me :> Chorus ends with:
|---------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|-------------2-------------------------------------------|-2---5---4---2-------------------------------------------|-2---5---4---0-------------------------------------------|-0---3---2----------------------------------------------- ^repeated several times after second chorusback to *1...
End riff (similar to *3)
|---------------------------------------------------------|---------3-----------------------------------------------|-4-------2-X-2-------------------------------------------|-4-X-5---0-X-2-------------------------------------------|-2-X-5---0-X-0-------------------------------------------|-----3--------------------------------------------------- add rhythm there as appropriate...
I guess that since the song's not widely released I should have been more thorough and specific, but y'all will hear it soon and know how it goes. And you know how I hate to tab out all those rhythm strumms (ie. the end riff)...sorry. From: Rooptroop@aol.com Date: Wed, 22 Nov 1995 21:54:15 -0500 Subject: BUllet with butterfly wings by Smashing Pumkins okay this is how i figured out how to play what be the bst pumkins song out there so it goes like this all guitaras tuned in Eflat
he says "THe world is a vampire"g--------------------d--------------------a2-2-0-2----------e----------3-0------
do that about 6 times then you go
g------d-------a-------e0-3-3
then the chorus ("dispite all my rage...)
g---------------------------d----------------------------a2-2-0-----5-55----------e-------3-33-----555-0-3
repeat first part then second time on chorus
g----------------------------------------d-----------------------------------------a2-2-0------5-55----------------------e-------3-33------555-000-3-333-5
and the bridge goes like so
g--------------d---------------a-----2-------5e333---555--
and you end it on the chorus but on the last note it's a 2 on the e string like so
g-----------------------------d----------------------------a2-20------5-55-e------3-33------5-55--3-2
that's it tabbed by Jon Roop Date: Wed Nov 27 12:39:57 1996 From: lgm01@students.stir.ac.uk Subject: I know that there is already a tab of this, but it really doesn't stand up to the song itself. Here is my version........(it should look ok once in notepad) Bullet with Butterfly Wings A pumpkin song with a kick and a wah!! Excuse any mistakes as there is no guitar to refer to in the room de la computers.. Tune to Eb if you are not there already and if you drop "D" and place a capo on the first fret, then you deserve never to watch Jackie Chan or the pumpkins until you have been reprised. Figure out own rythm and number of strokes all the way. It ain't that hard! The World is a vampire....x?. Before Meaty distortion!
|---------------------------| |-----2-2-||---------------------------| |-----3-3-||--4-4-4-4-4-4-------4-4-4--| |-----2-2-||--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--| |-0-0-----||--2-2-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0--| |-2-2-----||--------3-3-3-0-0-0--------| |-3-3-----|
|---------3--3-3--3-3----------------------| Figure out yer own |---------3--3-3--2-2---0-0----------------| Rythmn as well as how|-4-4-4-4-0--0-0--3-3---2-2--0-0-----------| to spell it! |-4-4-4-4-0--0-0--0-----2-2--2-2-----------| Tons of G`s though!|-2-2-2-0-2--2-2------0-0-0--2-2---2-------||---------3--3-3-------------0-0-0-3-3~~~~-| Guitar a`la Billy
|------------------------------------------| Blah, blah same again|--------------0-0--0----------------------| Tons of ending G`s|--------------6-6--7-7--------/9-9--------||-9-9-7-7-5--5-6-6--7-7-7-7-7--/9-9---5----||-9-9-7-7-5--5-4-4--5-5-7-7-7--/7-7---5----||-7-7-5-5-3--3----------5-5-5-0-----0-3----| Guitar a`la James
|---------3--3-3---------------||---------3--3-3----------0-0--||-4-4-4-4-0--0-0----------2-2--||-4-4-4-4-0--0-0----4-4---2-2--||-2-2-2-0-2--2-2----4-4---0-0--||---------3--3-3--0-2-2-0------|
Billy goes back into the opening riff, while little miss scary fingers, Iha goes into soloing smartness; (live variations)
|-----------|-------------------------|--------------|-----------||-----------|-0//10-8---7-0-7-7h8p7h8-|--------------|-----------||-----------|---------9---------------|--------------|-----------||-----------|-------------------------|-999999999999-|--9^-9/-9/-||-9wah-9wah-|-------------------------|--------------|-----------||-----------|-------------------------|--------------|-----------| ( do this 4 times ) ( Tons )
Both back to their own meaty distortion efforts then both do this,
|------------------------------------------------|---------------||------------------------------------------------|---------------||---------9~---------7~---------9~---------9^^^--|---------------||-6-6-6-9----4-4-4-7----6-6-6-9----4-4-4-7-------|---------------||-6-6-6-9----4-4-4-7----6-6-6-9----4-4-4-7-------|---------------||-4-4-4-7----2-2-2-5----4-4-4-7----2-2-2-5-------|--\pick--0/14--| ( Do this twice ) slide
|-----3--3-3------------------|--------------------------||-----3--3-3-----2-2-2--------|--------------------------||-0-0-0--0-0-----3-3-3-2--2-2-|-0-0----------------------||-2-2-0--0-0-x-x-4-4-4-2--2-2-|-2-2-0--0-0---------------||-2-2-2--2-2-x-x-4-4-4-0--0-0-|-2-2-2--2-2-4-------------||-0-0-3--3-3-x-x-2-2-2--------|-0-0-3--3-3-2-22222222222-|
(Corgy`s)Figure out own rythm? End on this and hit that F# And remember do tons of A`s
|-----------------------------|--------------------------||-----------------------------|--------------------------||---/9-9----------------------|---/9-9-------------------||-2-/9-9-5--5-5---4-4---------|-2-/9-9-5--5-5------------||-2-/7-7-5--5-5---4-4---------|-2-/7-7-5--5-5-4-44444444-||-0------3--3-3-0-2-2-0/5-5~5~|-0------3--3-3-2-22222222-|
This riff belongs to James and he ends like this^^^^^^
|---------------------------------------||-------------3-3-0---------------------||---4---------2---------2-------0-------||---4-----------------2-------2---------||-2---0-----2-------0-----0-2-----------||-------3-3-----------------------3-3^^-|
Make no bones about it, I ain`t to good at tabbing plucking, just pluck along to the chorus! Then dae this at one point
|-----------------------------------------------------||-0//10-8-7-7h8p7-7------0//10-8-7-7h8p7---7-9^9p7----||-------------------7h9----------------------------9--||-----------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------|
|---------3--3-3--3-3--------| Like the start |---------3--3-3--2-2---0-0--| except ton`s of |-4-4-4-4-0--0-0--3-3---2-2--| A`s|-4-4-4-4-0--0-0--0-----2-2--||-2-2-2-0-2--2-2------0-0-0--||---------3--3-3-------------| From the hands of Billy
|-----------------------------| Repeat, repeat |--------------0-0--0---------| a lot of A`s |--------------6-6--7-7-------| |-9-9-7-7-5--5-6-6--7-7-7-7-7-| |-9-9-7-7-5--5-4-4--5-5-7-7-7-| |-7-7-5-5-3--3----------5-5-5-|
|-----3--3-3------------------||-----3--3-3-----2-2-2--------||-0-0-0--0-0-----3-3-3-2--2-2-||-2-2-0--0-0-x-x-4-4-4-2--2-2-||-2-2-2--2-2-x-x-4-4-4-0--0-0-||-0-0-3--3-3-x-x-2-2-2--------|
(Corgy`s)Figure out own rythm? And remember do tons of A`s
|---------3--3-3--3-3--------| Like the start |---------3--3-3--2-2---0-0--| except ton`s of |-4-4-4-4-0--0-0--3-3---2-2--| A`s|-4-4-4-4-0--0-0--0-----2-2--| He probably does different|-2-2-2-0-2--2-2------0-0-0--| things througout!|---------3--3-3-------------| From the hands of Billy
|----------------------------|---------------------------------------||----------------------------|-10h12-12-10-10h12-12-10-10h12-12-12^~-||----------------------------|---------------------------------------||-7h9-9-7-7h9-9-7-7h9-9-9^~7-|---------------------------------------||----------------------------|---------------------------------------||----------------------------|---------------------------------------| Constant wah throughout
|----------------------------------------------------hold---------||-10h12-12-0-8h10-10-0-6h8-8-0-5^3-5^hold---7^7-5--7-9^9p7---7----||-----------------------------------------7----------------9------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
This is just how I play it. All the parts are there. Hopefully better than the ones on right now, but nobody beats the Smashing Pumpkins!!! Tabbed by Scott Cremin, with the help of the Sugden compooter! Message to everyone>> Tom picks apples!!! Date: Sat, 29 Mar 1997 13:43:28 +0530 From: Raman Bhatia "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" off of Melloncollie and the Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins Tabbed By: Raman Bhatia (drained999@geocities.com) Tuning: 1/2 Step Down (Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb, eb) Info: After reviewing the tab and chord files for BWBW, I realized that they sucked. They were incomplete, and the lyrics included were horrible. So, after discussing the greatness of the song with a few of my friends, I decided to tab it out in its entirety. The Intro is from the tab on OLGA already, and I used the chord file on there to help tab out chorus. Some of the leads were also on the internet. This is the first song I have ever tabbed out, so if I missed something (or if you're stupid), send your questions, comments, or tips, to me (drained999@geocities.com). I really want to know if the little riff in the second verse is correct. I would also like to say: WILL SOMEONE PLEASE TAB OUT THE SOLO TO "ZERO" AND THE 4 MIN. SOLO TO "DROWN"? ~ = Hold Note INTRO:
|---------------------------------------||---------------------------------------||-4-4-4-4-------------------2-2-2-2-----||-4-4-4-4---5---2---2-2-2---2-2-2-2-----||-2-2-0-2---5---2---2-2-2---0-0-0-0-----||-----------3---0---0-0-0---------------|
after 8 times, play this ("Even though I know...")
|--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------2--2--2--2--4--4--4--4--||--2--2--2--5--5--5--5--5--2--2--2--2--4--4--4--4--||--2--2--2--5--5--5--5--5--0--0--0--0--2--2--2--2--||--0--0--0--3--3--3--3--3--------------------------|
CHORUS:
|-----------------------0----0---0-------------------------||-----------------------3----3---3-------------------------||--4---4---4------------2----2---2---2---2---2-------------||--4---4---4---5----5---0----0---0---2---2---2---2-------5-||--2---2---0---5----5----------------0---0---0---2-------5-||--------------3----3----------------------------0-------3-|
then after a few times, this Quickly:
|--------------------||--------------------||--------------------||-4--4--4---7--------||-4--4--4---7--------||-2--2--2---5--------|
SECOND VERSE: Play it exactly the same, with this lead guitar riff after "and what you want":
|-------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------||--14~~--12--------------------------12-----||------------14--16~~~--16-16-16-16-----14--||-------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------|
Then it repeats this B chord until the chorus.
|------||------||--14--||--14--||--12--||------|
(I like to play just the B note on the 12th fret of the 5th String; do as you please) SECOND CHORUS: play the same stuff, then after play:
|--------------------||--------------------||--------------------||-6--6--6---9---9~~--||-6--6--6---9--------||-4--4--4---7--------|
|--------------------||--------------------||--------------------||-4--4--4---7---7~~--||-4--4--4---7--------||-2--2--2---5--------|
|--------------------||--------------------||--------------------||-6--6--6---9---9~~--||-6--6--6---9--------||-4--4--4---7--------|
|--------------------||--------------------||--------------------||-4--4--4---7---12~~-||-4--4--4---7--------||-2--2--2---5--------|
repeat these, with last slide to fret 12 ending in a bend. then,:
|-------------------------------||-------------------------------||------------------2--2--2---4--||--2--2---5---5----2--2--2---4--||--2--2---5---5----0--0--0---2--||--0--0---3---3-----------------|
last time before quiet part just keep repeating A chord. QUIET PART: First Guitar Plays This 4 Times:
|-------------------------------------------------------||----------------------2--------------------------------||----2-------------------3------2-----------------------||------2------5-----0-------------2------2--------5-----||-4-------------5------------0-----------------------5--||----------3--------------------------0-----3--3--------|
On Third Time, a Second Guitar Comes In With This:
|----------------------------------||---10----8----7-----8p7-----------||-------------------------9--7h9---||----------------------------------||----------------------------------||----------------------------------|
Do This Twice Then, with "CAGE!!!!!", turn on distortion, and play:
|--------------------||--------------------||--------------------||-4--4--4---7--------||-4--4--4---7--------||-2--2--2---5--------|
Repeat chorus with distortion, only playing up to the first four chords each time:
|-----------------------0----0---0-------------||-----------------------3----3---3-------------||--4---4---4------------2----2---2---2---2---2-||--4---4---4---5----5---0----0---0---2---2---2-||--2---2---0---5----5----------------0---0---0-||--------------3----3--------------------------|
OUTRO:
|------------------0--0----------||------------------3--3----------||--4--4------------2--2---2-2-2--||--4--4----5-5-5----------2-2-2--||--2--2----5-5-5----------0-0-0--||----------3-3-3-----------------|
One guitar is playing this with heavy distortion, the other is playing this lead with some kind of wah effect:
(Repeat This One a Few Times)|------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------||---2h4---4--4--2h4--4-4--2h4--4-4b--2h4---2h4--2h4--4--4b---||------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------|
(Then To This)|------------------------------------------------------------||----10h12---12b---10--10h12---12--10h12--12--10h12---12b----||-2----------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------|
(Then This...)|------------------------------------------------------------||--10h12--10h12--10h12--12b--12b--7h8---7h8--7h8--7s5s3------||------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------|
ENDING: This is the lead to the final verse:
|-------------------------------||---5b---5-----3---2--3p2p0-----||----------------------------2--||-------------------------------||-------------------------------||-------------------------------|
|-------------------------||-------------------------||-14b--14p12-------11-----||-------------14v---------||-------------------------||-------------------------|
These are the chords to the final verse:
|------------------0--0----------||------------------3--3----------||--4--4------------2--2---2-2-2--||--4--4----5-5-5----------2-2-2--||--2--2----5-5-5----------0-0-0--||----------3-3-3-----------------|
|---------------------||---------------------||---------------------||-4--4--4---5~-----7--||-4--4--4---5~-----7--||-2--2--2---3~-----5--|
LYRICS: the world is a vampire, sent to drain secret destroyers, hold you up to the flames and what do i get, for my pain betrayed desires, and a piece of the game even though i know-i suppose i'll show all my cool and cold-like old job despite all my rage i am still just a rat in a cage then someone will say what is lost can never be saved despite all my rage i am still just a rat in a cage now i'm naked, nothing but an animal but can you fake it, for just one more show and what do you want, i want to change and what have you got when you feel the same even though i know-i suppose i'll show all my cool and cold-like old job despite all my rage i am still just a rat in a cage then someone will say what is lost can never be saved despite all my rage i am still just a rat in a cage tell me i'm the only one tell me there's no other one jesus was an only son tell me i'm the chosen one jesus was an only son for you despite all my rage i am still just a rat in a cage and i still believe that i cannot be saved
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