Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock tab

[two versions - the first is the acoustic]
Tabbed by Brian McCall 

CHERUB ROCK - acoustic rendition by Smashing Pumpkins
====== ====   written by William P. Corgan, Jr.

Intro.  These are all muted strings and harmonics
        in rhythm to the song.  Just follow Billy...
        I tab no rhythm or order for the intro, just
        basic hints.

|---------(7)(7)---(12)----------------------|-X--X-X--(7)(7)---(12)----------------------|-X--X-X--(7)(7)---(12)----------------------|-X--X-X--(7)(7)---(12)----------------------|-X--X-X--(7)(7)---(12)----------------------|-X--X-X--(7)(7)---(12)---------------------- ^full hand near 9th fret
|--------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|---9-9---9-9---9--9-9---9-9-9---------------|---X-X---X-X---X--X-X---X-X-X---------------|---7-7---7-7---7--7-7---7-7-7---------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------
|--------------------------------------------|---9-9---9-9---9--9-9---9-9-9---------------|---X-X---X-X---X--X-X---X-X-X---------------|---6-6---6-6---6--6-6---6-6-6---------------|---X-X---X-X---X--X-X---X-X-X---------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------
|--------------------------------------------|---1212--1212--12-1212--121212--------------|---X-X---X-X---X--X-X---X-X-X---------------|---9-9---9-9---9--9-9---9-9-9---------------|---X-X---X-X---X--X-X---X-X-X---------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------
*1
I tab this as I play it, with the low E always ringin'.You, however, can choose not to play it, as in the elecversion, if you don't like it. I think it gives a fuller sound.G1 (Billy)|---------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|-11\9-X-X-13/14-X-13~~-X-X-11\9-X-X-11\9-X-X-|-X----X-X-X-----X-X----X-X-X----X-X-X----X-X-|-9-\7-X-X-11/12-X-11~~-X-X-9-\7-X-X-9-\7-X-X-|-0----0-0-0-----0-0----0-0-0----0-0-0----0-0-
G2 (James)|---------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|-11\9-X-X-13/14-X-1313-X-X-11\9-X-X-11\9-X-X-|-X----X-X-X-----X-X-X--X-X-X----X-X-X----X-X-|-9-\7-X-X-11/12-X-1111-X-X-9-\7-X-X-9-\7-X-X-|-0----0-0-0-----0-0-0--0-0-0----0-0-0----0-0-
G1 *|------------------------------------0--0------|------------------------------------10-10-----|-13/14-X-13~~-X-X-11\9-X-X-11--11-X-9--9--X-X-|-X-----X-X----X-X-X----X-X-0---0--X-11-11-X-X-|-11/12-X-11~~-X-X-9-\7-X-X-9---9--X-0--0--X-X-|-0-----0-0----0-0-0----0-0-10--10-0-9--9--0-0-
G2|------------------------------------0--0------|--------------------------(7)-(7)---2--2------|-13/14-X-1313-X-X-11\9-X-X-7---7--X-2--2--X-X-|-X-----X-X-X--X-X-X----X-X-7---7--X-2--2--X-X-|-11/12-X-1111-X-X-9-\7-X-X-5---5--X-0--0--X-X-|-0-----0-0-0--0-0-0----0-0--------0-------0-0-
That's the basic verse riff. If you can play the song elec, you can figure out the variations based on what I've tabbed. The whole song and all the changes of the above basic riff would be quite alot of tab... Pre-Chorus riff
G1|---------0--0---------------------------------|---------10-10--------------------------------|-11-11-X-9--9--X-X-9--9-X-4--4--X-X-----------|-0--0--X-11-11-X-X-X--X-X-0--0--X-X-----------|-9--9--X-0--0--X-X-7--7-X-2--2--X-X-----------|-10-10-0-9--9--0-0-8--8-X-3--3----------------
G2|---------0--0------0--0---0-0-3---------------|(7)(7)---2--2------1--1---0-0-3-X-X-----------|-7--7--X-2--2--X-X-0--0-X-0-0-0-X-X-----------|-7--7--X-2--2--X-X-2--2-X-0-0-0-X-X-----------|-5--5--X-0--0--X-X-3--3-X-2-2-2-X-X-----------|------------------------X-3-3-3---------------
Chorus riff
G1|-0--0----0--0------0--0---0-0-3---------------|-3--3----2--2------1--1---0-0-3-X-X-----------|-2--2--X-2--2--X-X-0--0-X-0-0-0-X-X-----------|-0--0--X-2--2--X-X-2--2-X-0-0-0-X-X-----------|-0--0--X-0--0--X-X-3--3-X-2-2-2-X-X-----------|------------------------X-3-3-3---------------
G2|-0--0----0--0------0--0---0-0-3---------------|-3--3----2--2------1--1---0-0-3-X-X-----------|-2--2--X-2--2--X-X-0--0-X-0-0-0-X-X-----------|-0--0--X-2--2--X-X-2--2-X-0-0-0-X-X-----------|-0--0--X-0--0--X-X-3--3-X-2-2-2-X-X-----------|------------------------X-3-3-3---------------
Again, if you know the elec (real) version, you can pick out the changes so I'm not gonna tab every detail. "Let me out" riff
G1|---------------------------0---0---------------|---------------------------10--10-X------------|-13-----1313--13~----------9---9--X---------12-|-X------X-X---X------12-12-11--11-X-10-1010-12-|-11-----1111--11~----12-12-0---0--X-10-1010-10-|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-10-10-9---9--0-8--8-8--10-
G2|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0--0---0----0--0-0-----|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-3--3--2---2--X-1--1-1--0--|-1--1-1-1-1-1-1--1-1-2--2--2---2--X-0--0-0--0--|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-0--0--2---2--X-2--2-2--0--|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-0--0--0---0--X-3--3-3--2--|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0------------------------3--
I didn't tab the solo...so improvise and repeat the above licks like the recordings until the end. End
Both Guitars|-0---------------------------------------------|-3----5--5-5-5---------------------------------|-2----4--4-4-4---------------------------------|-0----2--2-2-2---------------------------------|-0----2--2-2-2---------------------------------|------0--0-0-0....-----------------------------
From: lynnette@minerva.cis.yale.edu (Lynnette Noblitt (MC 1995)) CHERUB ROCK by Smashing Pumpkins - SOLO Tabbed by Tom Parker (w/ heavy distortion & flanger)
preB---R /B\ |-----------------------(17)15-------|-------------19(21)--19----------||-/17--------------------------------|----17-19-17---------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
(slow) A.H.|-17-19-19-16-17-16----/B\-----------|-/21(22)\------------------------||------------------17-19(21)---------|-/------\-----/14(15)------------||------------------------------------|--------\-----/------------------||------------------------------------|--------------/------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
(very|--/P\-------------------slow)-------|---------------------------------||-15-12------------------/B\---------|---------------------------------||-------13--11-9-11-13-11---(12)\----|-11(12)\/------------------------||-------------------------------\----|-------\/12(14)\-----------^^^^^^||-------------------------------\----|-------\/------\11--9--7---9-----||-------------------------------\----|-------\/------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------||^^---/B\------------------9----11---|-11(12)--(12)11------------------||-9--9(10)--9------------------------|-----------------12--------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
tell me all_________ of your se______crets|------------------------------------|---------------------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------||-^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^----------------|---/B\-----^^^^^^^^^^^^----------||-12---------------------------------|--12(14)--12---------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
cannot help but be________ lieve this is true|------------------------------------|---------------------------------||------------------------------------|---8---7-------------------------||------------------------------------|-----------------7---------------||------------------------------------|-------------------------9----7--||------------------------------------|---------------------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
tell me all_________ of your se______crets I|------------------------------------|---------------------------------||------------------------------------|----/B\-/R\----------------------||------------------------------------|---7-(9)---7---------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
know,I know, I know, I should have listened when I was told|------------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------(feedback one--|---------------------------------||-^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^-octave above)^|^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^||-7----------------------------------|---------------------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Who wants that ho______ney|------------------------------------|---------------------------------||-------(17)15-----------------------|-----S---------------------------||---------------14-------------------|--12-\11--7----------------------||------------------------------------|-----\---------------------------||------------------------------------|--10-\-9--5----------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
As long as there's some mo______ney so|-------------/R\--------------------|---/B\--/R\----------------------||-----------(17)15-------------------|--15(17)---15--------------------||--14----------------------14--------|---------------------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Who wants that ho_____________ |-----P.H.-(one octave----15-14------|---------------------------------||---/B\--/R\---above)------------15--|---------------------------------||--14(16)---14-----------------------|--14-----------------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
ney Let me out|------------------------------------|---------------------------------||---/B\-^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^-(hold-w/-feedback until return to main riff)||--14(16)----------------------------|---------------------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
-- Tom Parker (not Lynnette) - I'll have my own Internet account soon. Really! From: CECARMAN@miavx1.acs.muohio.edu cherub rock -- smashing pumpkins ----------- re-transcribed by chris carman (cecarman@miavx1.acs.muohio.edu) thanks (in part) to Guitar World Magazine I decided to re-tab my earlier cherub rock tab because, basically, it wasn't very good. Anyways, here it is: ----12-12---12-12---12---12-12---12-12-12----- repeat 6x,
---------------------------------------------- clean guitar,-----9--9----9--9----9----9--9----9--9--9----- straight eighths---------------------------------------------- except for tie-----7--7----7--7----7----7--7----7--7--7----- where the space--0-------0-------0------------0----------0--- is
------------------------------------- 4x with heavy dist.,------------------------------------- lots of guitar noise,-----9-9---9-9---9---9-9---9-9-9----- then play:------------------------------------------7-7---7-7---7---7-7---7-7-7--------0-----0-----0---------0-------0---
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------13-13---13-13---13---13-13---13-13-13---------------------------------------------------------11-11---11-11---11---11-11---11-11-11--------0-------0-------0------------0----------0---
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------16-16---16-16---16---16-16---16\---------------------------------------------x\---------------14-14---14-14---14---14-14---14\-------------0-------0-------0------------0--x\----------
then play Riff 1 twice:
vib. --------------------------------------------------------------------------11\9-----13/14---13----11\9----------------------------------------------9\7-----11/12---11-----9\7--------------0-0-------0----0-0-----0-0--- and then these two triad chords:
-------------------------------------------2---2-x-------------4---4-x--2---2------5---5-x--4---4---------------5---5---
then Riff 1 once along with Riff 1a variation, just don't pull off of the 9 on the A string and slide back up to the 11th like this: Riff 1a:---------------------|V
----------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------11\9-----13/14---13----11-|-11/13-----13/14---13----11-------------------------------|---------------------------------9\7-----11/12---11-----9-|--9/11-----11/12---11-----9-- ...etc-------0-0-------0----0-0---|-------0-0-------0----0-0-----
(see chords formations at the end of the file:) [verse] Freak out, give in, Dmaj Amaj Doesn't matter what you all believe in Dmaj Amaj Stay cool, and be somebody's fool this year Dmaj Amaj 'Cause they know who is righteous what is bold C G So I'm told [chorus] D A C G D A C G Who wants honey, as long as there's some money D A C Who wants that honey.. [verse] Dmaj Amaj Hipsters unite, come align for the big fight to rock for you Dmaj Amaj But beware all those angels with their wings glued on Dmaj Amaj 'Cause deep down we are frightened and we are scared C G If you don't stare [chorus] [bridge] E D5 A(ii) C5 G5/D Let me out E D5 A(ii) C5 G5/D Let let me out E D5 A(ii) C5 G5/D Let let me out E D5 A(ii) C5 G5/D Let..let me out....
Then play this riff, similar to the opening one:----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------9-9---9-9---9---9-9---9-9-9-----13-13---13-13---13---13-----------------------------------------------------------------7-7---7-7---7---7-7---7-7-7-----11-11---11-11---11---11---0-----0-----0---------0-------0-0-------0-------0---------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------13---13-13-13-----16-16---16-16---16---16-16---16-16-16-----------------------------------------------------------------11---11-11-11-----14-14---14-14---14---14-14---14-14-14--------0----------0-0-------0-------0------------0----------0--
--------------------------------------- --------------------------------------- ---19-19---19-19---21---21-21----------
--------------------------------x\-x\-- into the guitar solo...---17-17---17-17---19---19-19---x\-x\---0-------0-------0------------0-x\-x\--
Play these chords under the solo: Dmaj - Amaj - E Dmaj - Amaj - E Dmaj - Amaj - E Dmaj - Amaj - C - G D A C G Tell me all of your secrets D A C G Cannot help but believe this is true D A C G Tell me all of your secrets D A C G I know I know I know, should have listened when I was told. [chorus] The lead "weedle-a" guitar parts for "Tell me all.." are as follows:
vib.... vib. sustain,vib. sustain,vib.---10(12)-b10-----------|---10b12--b10\---------------------------------------------|---------------------10---------------------------12-11----|--------------------------------------------------------12-|-----------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------
vib. vib.---10b12b10-----------------10b12b10-----10b12--b10---------------------10-----------10----------10-------------------------------------12-11-------------------------------------------------------------12------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
vib. slow bend feedback, vib.---17b19--17--15p14-------------------------------------------------------------15-10--\----10b12--------10(12)------------------------------------\-----------------10(11)------------------------------------------------------10-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
back into Riff 1 once, and Riff 1a seven times through the end. play this through the end, after the riff has been played four times... use 16th note strums, one measure on each chord except for the end chord, which you can figure out by listening to the song. hold guitar noise ------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------
--13---14---16---19---------1---1\--x---------------------------------0-----2---2\--x-------------11---12---14---17---0-----2---2\--x-------------0----0----0----0----------0---0\--------------
Chord formations: Dmaj Amaj D A C G x xx xxx x xx o x x xx x xx IIIIII IIIIII 9-I*IIII 9-*II*II 7-I*IIII 2-I*IIII III*II II*III *IIIII IIII*I *IIIII *IIIII IIIIII IIIIII III*II II*III III*II III*II II*III I*IIII 21 3 T 312 21 3 21 3 I*IIII *IIIII 431 431 E D5 A(ii) C5 G5/D o x xx xxx xo xxx xxx xx 11-I*IIII 10-*IIIII 11-II*III 8-*IIIII 10-**IIII IIIIII IIIIII IIIIII IIIIII IIIIII III*II I**III IIIIII I**III II**II 1 3 133 2 133 1133 There ya go. If you have any questions, or would like to be added to the Smashing Pumpkins guitar mailing list (unless you're already on it, which you are if you receive this through the mail), then email me at my address. Later, -Chris Carman -cecarman@miavx1.acs.muohio.edu ---eof--- From: neil-mardis@augustana.edu (neil-mardis) Subject: re:Cherub Rock I haven't heard the accoustic version but i think that the following is close to the version from the CD. . . intro: e------------------------------------||---------------------------------
-----b------------------------------------||---------------------------------
-----g---9-9---9-9---9-----9-9---9-9-9----||-13-13---13-13---13--13-13--13-13-13--d------------------------------------||---------------------------------
-----a---7-7---7-7---7-----7-7---7-7-7----||-11-11---11-11---11--11-11--11-11-11--e-0-----0-----0-----------0--------0-||0-------0------0-----------0--------0- ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
e--------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------||b--------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------||g--16-16---16-16----16---16-16----16-16-16---||11\9------13\14---13-----11\9------||d--------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------||a--14-14---14-14----14---14-14----14-14-14---||-9\7------11\12---11------9\7------||e-0------0--------0------------0-----------0-||------0-0-------0-----0-0------0-0-||
Repeat the first bar. The next two bars lead into the verses. The verses use the last bar (repeated twice) and then D and A for 2 beats each. The chorus goes something like: D A C G The bridge is E D (D5?) A C G/D(D5?) I think that's most of it. you might try moving ther chords up and down the neck. I've never seen it played live so i'm really not sure how billy corgan does it. Nothing fancy, but it works. Neil Mardis Augustana College Rock Island, IL
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