Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream tab

>From: cecarman@miavx1.acs.muohio.edu

SIAMESE DREAM -- Smashing Pumpkins
I've done my best with each of these tunes.  Each one has been transcribed by
me unless otherwise noted.  So far I have:

Cherub Rock
Quiet
Today
Hummer
Rocket
Disarm (Mark Schnitzus)
Soma
Mayonaise (Sang Lee)
Spaceboy
Sweet Sweet (Jesse Scott)

More will be coming soon.  Enjoy!  Later,
-Chris Carman
-cecarman@miavx1.acs.muohio.edu

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cherub rock -- smashing pumpkins (billy corgan)
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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, D A(ii) Doesn't matter what you all believe in D A(ii) Stay cool, and be somebody's fool this year D A(ii) '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] D A(ii) Hipsters unite, come align for the big fight to rock for you D A(ii) But beware all those angels with their wings glued on D A(ii) 'Cause deep down we are frightened and we are scared C G If you don't stare [chorus] [bridge] E D5 A(iii) C5 G5/D Let me out E D5 A(iii) C5 G5/D Let let me out E D5 A(iii) C5 G5/D Let let me out E D5 A(iii) 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: D - A(ii) - E D - A(ii) - E D - A(ii) - E D - A(ii) - 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 fourtimes... use 16th note strums, one measure on each chord exceptfor the end chord, which you can figure out by listening to thesong. hold guitar noise------------------------------------------------|----------------------3-------------------------|--13---14---16---19---2-----1---1\--x-----------|----------------------0-----2---2\--x-----------|--11---12---14---17---0-----2---2\--x-----------|--0----0----0----0----------0---0\--------------|
Chord formations: A(ii) D A C G x xx x xx o x x xx x xx I*IIII 9-I*IIII 9-*II*II 7-I*IIII 2-I*IIII 5-*IIIII *IIIII IIII*I *IIIII *IIIII III*II III*II II*III III*II III*II 21 3 21 3 T 312 21 3 21 3 E D5 A(iii) 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 ----- quiet -- by smashing pumpkins (billy corgan) ----- This song is one of the easier ones on the album. Lots of heavy, fat distortion, turn up the treble & bass and cut the mids. Do several tremelo bends, down then up, 4x until the drum intro.
slide upthen down Riff 1--------- --------------------------------------|--------- --------------------------------------|--------- --------------------------------------|---2/\--- --2h4-4-4--4/5-5-5--5/7-7-7--7/9-9-9--|---2/\--- --2h4-4-4--4/5-5-5--5/7-7-7--7/9-9-9--|--------- --0-2-2-2--2/3-3-3--3/5-5-5--5/7-7-7--|
Play Riff 1 4x as intro, 4x under verse Play this chorus riff 3x then the held note ending:
--------------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------|---11-11----------------------11\9--9-9-9--9-9--9-7--7--7--9--|---11-11-9h11-11--11-11--x-x--11\9--9-9-9--9-9--9-7--7--7--9--|----9--9-0----0---0--0---x-x---9\7--7-7-7--7-7--7-5--5--5--7--|
hold pick scrape------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------|--11-11-------------------------11\9------(x)\(0)-----|--11-11-9h11-11--11-11-11--x-x--11\9------(x)\(0)-----|---9--9-0----0---0--0--0---x-x---9\7------(x)\(0)-----|
For the second verse, play the Riff 1 section 12x and then do the chorus again, all the way through until the hold. To get that harmonic sliding effect, place your finger above the 12th fret on the high E string and slide down slowly, plucking straight 16th note harmonics until you end up above the 7th fret at the beginning of the 4th beat. Do this four times under "We are the fossils, the relics of our time... etc". At the hold, hold for 8 beats, then play this 32nd-note strumming pattern, similar to the end of Cherub Rock:
w h h q q q q e e e e e e e e------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|--4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-x\--|--4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-x\--|--2-3-4-5-6-7-8--9--10-11-12-13-14-15-x\--|------------------------------------------|
Under the guitar solo, play the main chorus part 3x and this pattern the fourth time:
-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|--11-11-----------------------11\9--9-9-9--9-9--9/12-12-12-12\---|--11-11--9h11-11--11-11--x-x--11\9--9-9-9--9-9--9/12-12-12-12\---|---9--9--0-----0---0--0--x-x---9\7--7-7-7--7-7--7/10-10-10-10\---|
Now here's where it gets interesting... Riff 1 is altered into a 3/4 time signature, with three measures of 3/4 time connected to a measure of 4/4 time. Play this entire sequence 4x, 2x without vocals, 2x under "quiet, i am sleeping...". At the end of the 4th time through, slide up to an B(7th fret E string) power chord instead of going back down to the E power chord.
repeat this section 3 times ||-------------------------------|| ||-------------------------------||[3/4] ||*-----------------------------*|| ||*--2h4-4-4--4/5-5-5--5/7-7-7--*|| ||---2h4-4-4--4/5-5-5--5/7-7-7---|| ||---0-2-2-2--2/3-3-3--3/5-5-5---||
|--------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------|[4/4] |--------------------------------------| |--2h4-4-4--4/5-5-5--5/7-7-7--2-2-2-2--| |--2h4-4-4--4/5-5-5--5/7-7-7--2-2-2-2--| |--0-2-2-2--2/3-3-3--3/5-5-5--0-0-0-0--|
The lead part out of the solo into the changing time signatures is as follows (you need to either play it with a Boss Ocataver or deal with it not sounding very full-.. play twice before the vocals (play the notes in the [] to get the octave effect-:
vib. vib.---12/14--12----12/14--12------|--------------------------12---|---[9/11]-[9]---[9/11]-[9]-----|--------------------------[9]--|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Then the outro is back into 4/4 time, the normal chorus pattern8x all the way through to the end, where it stops on the E chordthe eighth time through. Here's the lead part for the outro,starting halfway through the 4th repeat: vib vib vib---7(9)-b7--4b5b4------------------------------7b9-----------|------------------7-5-----5-------5-7b8b7---5-------8b9-8b9--|------------------------4---6-4-6----------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|
vib f.h. vib slow vib vib-----------------------------------------5-7b9--7b9--7b9-7---|---5-------7-7b9-b7------------------5-7---------------------|------4--------------4------------4--------------------------|------------------------6-----4h6----------------------------|--------7-----------------7----------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Lyrics to Quiet: Quiet, I am sleeping, In here, we need a little hope For years, I've been sleeping Helpless, couldn't tell a soul Be ashamed Mess you've made My eyes never forget, you see Behind me Silent metal mercies Castrate boys to the bone Jesus, are you listening Up there, to anyone at all We are the fossils, the relics of our time Mutilate the meanings so they're easy to deny Be ashamed Of the mess you've made My eyes never forget, you see Behind me Quiet, quiet I am sleeping Quiet, quiet I am sleeping Quiet, shut up I don't trust you Shut up, shut up I can't hear you Be ashamed Of the mess you've made My eyes never forget, you see Behind me Behind me, the grace of falling snow Cover up everything you know Come save me from the awful sound Of nothing ----- today -- by Smashing Pumpkins (billy corgan) ----- Thanks (in part) to Guitar World magazine (refer to the chord formations at the end of the file) Okay, everyone, we've been duped by Billy Corgan. You don't need to capo the first fret or tune down a 1/2 step or anything. Normal tuning, I swear. intro/theme riff
---11----13----11----15p11------| play this cutesy little riff------11----11----11-------11---| 4x solo, then 8x with band--------------------------------| behind playing these dist.--------------------------------| chords:--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Eb5 Bb Ab Eb5 Bb Ab Eb5 Bb C Ab Eb5 Bb Ab
The lead part is as follows:repeat six times then do: vib.--------------------- --------------------8-------|------8-----8h9p8---- ------8-------8h9------8----|--8-8---8-8-------8-- --8-8---8-8-8------------8--|--------------------- ----------------------------|--------------------- ----------------------------|--------------------- ----------------------------|
Eb5 Bb Ab Today is the greatest day I've ever known Eb5 Bb Ab Can't live for tomorrow, tomorrow's much too long Eb5 Bb Ab I'll burn my eyes out Eb5 Bb C Before I get out F Ab C F Ab C I wanted more than life could ever grant me F Ab C F Ab G D5/A Bored by the chore of saving face
The lead part over the above chords is really simple, play it onthe first and third times, over the C (8th fret) chord: slow bend w/vib----------------|------5b7-------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Eb5 Bb Ab Today is the greatest day I've ever known Eb5 Bb Ab Can't wait for tomorrow, I might not have that long Eb5 Bb Ab Eb5 Bb C I'll tear my heart out before I get out
Play this lead part above the second verse (clean guitar):-----------------------------------------|--------------------|-----------------------------------------|--------------------|---------------------12-13---12h13p12----|--------------------|---13----15----13---------------------13-|-13----15----13-----|------13----13----13---------------------|----13----13----13--|-----------------------------------------|--------------------|
------------------------------------------|--------------------|---------------------11-------------------|--------------------|---12-13-------------------12h13p12-------|--------------------|---------13-------------13----------13p12-|-13----15----13-----|------------13----13----------------------|----13----13----13--|---------------11-------------------------|--------------------|
----------------------------------|-----------------------------|--------------------11------------|-----------------------------|--12-13-------12---------13p12----|-----------------------------|--------13------------------------|-13----15----13----17p13-----|-----------13----13------------13-|----13----13----13-------13--|----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
dist. vib--------------------------------|-----------------------13-------|-------------------/12----12-\--|--------------------------------|---13/15-15-15-15---------------|--------------------------------|
F Ab Eb5 Bb Pink ribbon scars that never forget F Ab Eb5 Bb I've tried so hard to cleanse these regrets F Ab Eb5 Bb My angel wings were bruised and restrained F Ab G D5/A My belly stings Eb5 Bb Eb5 Ab Eb5 Bb Eb5 Ab Today is.. today is.. today is.. the greatest.. Eb5 Bb C Ab Eb5 Bb C Day hee-yay, oo oo ooo ooo ooo.... Day hee-yay-ay, hooo... F Ab C F Ab C I want to turn you on, I want to turn you on.... F Ab C F Ab I want to turn you on, I want to turn you.. Eb5 Bb Ab Eb5 Bb Ab Today is the greatest.... today is the greatest day Eb5 Bb C Ab Eb5 Bb C Ab Eb5 Today is the greatest.. day.. I have ever really known.
The lead parts in the outro are the clean cutesy riff, thehammer-on 8th fret riff, and this: vib sustain------------------------------------------15p11-------------|-------------------------------------11---------11----------|--12---------12h13p12----12----12h13------------------------|-----15-13------------13----13------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------|
Then end with the Eb chord and a trem bend down. Chord formations: Eb5 6688xx Bb 688766 Ab 466544 C 8/10/10/9/8/8 F 133211 G 355433 D5/A 5577xx ------ hummer -- by smashing pumpkins (billy corgan) ------ This song is a little tougher than the earlier three because it's a lot longer and a bit more complicated. First, tune your low E string (6th string) down a whole step to a D. The intro is a sitar-like line with some weird noise gate/static effect: Repeat 10x
--2h3p2-------------2h3p2-----2-3--|--------4-3-1-3-3-3-------x-x------|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
Then play this fuzzed main riff:
----------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------12--|--11-11b12b11---11-11b12b11---12--11b12b11---11-11b12b11----12--|--------------0-------------0--------------0-------------0---9--|---9--9b10b9--0--9--9b10b9--0-10---9b10b9--0--9--9b10b9--0--10--|--------------0-------------0--------------0-------------0------|
sust.--------------------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------------------12--|--11-11b12b11---11-11b12b11---12--12b14b12--11b12b11---11-11b12b11----12--|--------------0-------------0------------------------0-------------0---9--|---9--9b10b9--0--9--9b10b9--0-10--10b12b10---9b10b9--0--9--9b10b9--0--10--|--------------0-------------0------------------------0-------------0------|
Now play this distorted line:
slow-----------------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|--7--7-----7--7-----7------------------7-9--9/11-11-------11-11--------|--7--7-5h7-7--7-5h7-7--9-9-9-9----------------------14p12-------14p12--|--5--5-5h7-5--5-5h7-5----------9-b10b9---------------------------------|-------5h7------5h7----------------------------------------------------|
trem.--------------------------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------/15---------------------|----------11--9--b6b7b2-----11b12b11----11h12-14------14-11-b12b11-14-----|-------------------------------------12-12----14-------------------14-12--|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|--/9-9-9-9-9--7--b4b5b0---------------------------------------------------|
sust.----------------|----------------|--11b12b11------|--14-------14---|-----------15---|----------------|
Now play these clean chords under the first verse: Repeat 4x ---------|
|--0----0--0---0---||--3----3--3---1---||--2----0--0---0---||--0----2--2---2---||------------------||------------------|
Then play these distorted chords:
---------------------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------|--2--2-2--2-2-/5--5-5--5-5-\0--0-/7--7-7-7-7\5-5-5--\2-2-2--2/7-7-7--|--2--2-2--2-2-/5--5-5--5-5-\0--0-/7--7-7-7-7\5-5-5--\2-2-2--2/7-7-7--|--2--2-2--2-2-/5--5-5--5-5-\0--0-/7--7-7-7-7\5-5-5--\2-2-2--2/7-7-7--|
Go back to the clean chords, repeating 3x and adding this the 4th time:
dist.----------------|----------------|----------------|--2-2/10-10-10--|--2-2/10-10-10--|--2-2/10-10-10--|
Play the fuzzed main riff again, with these distorted chords under it:
repeat 3x play 4th time sust------------------------------|-----------------------|----------|------------------------------|-----------------------|----------|------------------------------|-----------------------|----------|--0-5h7-0-0-0--2-2-/10-10-10--|--0-5h7-0-0-0--2-2-/5--|-2-2-2-2--|--0-5h7-0-0-0--2-2-/10-10-10--|--0-5h7-0-0-0--2-2-/5--|-2-2-2-2--|--0-5h7-0-0-0--2-2-/10-10-10--|--0-5h7-0-0-0--2-2-/5--|-2-2-2-2--|
Now, play these chords with the following line over it:
repeat 2x-------------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------------|--0-0-0-0-2--2-2-2-2--5-5-5--5-5--0-0-0-0-2--2-2-2-2-/10-10-10-10--|--0-0-0-0-2--2-2-2-2--5-5-5--5-5--0-0-0-0-2--2-2-2-2-/10-10-10-10--|--0-0-0-0-2--2-2-2-2--5-5-5--5-5--0-0-0-0-2--2-2-2-2-/10-10-10-10--|
-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|--9-10-10-10-10-9-10---9\7\5--9--9-10-10-10-10-9-10--9-9\3---|-------------------------------------------------------------|
into solo....-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------5-7---|--9-10-10-10-10-9-10---9\5--9--9-10-10-10-9-10-9-9\5-7-------|
guitar solo, very fuzzed out to play this solo completely correct, you're going to have to tranpose up an octave, and then slap some of that Octaver on there, but I thought it would just be easier if I transcribed it in the lower octave... go buy that effect, or an Octave Fuzz....
-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|--7b8-7(8)b7-5--4h5p4-------5h7----7b8-7-5-7--7b8-7--5p4-----|----------------------5-5/7-----5------------------------5---|-------------------------------------------------------------|
slow bend up vib band comes in-----------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------8p7--------------------------------------------------|-------------7-7------9p7----/7-7-7--9-b-b-b-b-b-b-b11--\-----/7-------|------5--7/9--------------5--------------------------------------------|--5/7------------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
okay, after the solo is over, play these chords 4x:
------------------------|--3--3-3--3-3-3---3-3---|--2--2-2--2-2-2---2-2---|--2--2-2--2-2-2---2-2---|--5--5-3--3-3-3p2-2-2---|------------------------|
then play this progression back into the main fuzzed riff from before:(pm = palm mute) pm pm--------------------------------0--|--3-3---3-3----3-----3----3-----3--|--2-2---2-2----2p0---0----0-----0--|--2-2---2-2----2p0---0----0-----0--|--2-2p0-0-0--0-0-----0----0-----0--|-----------------5-5-5--5-5p4-4-4--|
----------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------12--|--11-11b12b11---11-11b12b11---12--11b12b11---11-11b12b11----12--|--------------0-------------0--------------0-------------0---9--|---9--9b10b9--0--9--9b10b9--0-10---9b10b9--0--9--9b10b9--0--10--|--------------0-------------0--------------0-------------0------|
long sust.--------------------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------------------12--|--11-11b12b11---11-11b12b11---12--12b14b12--11b12b11---11-11b12b11----12--|--------------0-------------0------------------------0-------------0---9--|---9--9b10b9--0--9--9b10b9--0-10--10b12b10---9b10b9--0--9--9b10b9--0--10--|--------------0-------------0------------------------0-------------0------|
now this part is a clean guitar, with a bass doubling riff: play this 5x:
-----------------------------------------------------------0--------|-------------------------------------------------------3-----3------|-----------------------------------------------------0---0-----0----|--7--7--7--7--/11--11--11--11--11-11\5--5--5--5--5\4-------------4--|---0--0--0--0----0---0---0---0--------0--0--0--0--------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
then play this twice into the outro:
--------------------------5----------5--|--------------------------5------5-5-5--|--------------------------7--9p7-7-7-7--|-------------------4-5--5-5--5---5-5-5--|--7-7-7-5--5/7-7-7----------------------|----------------------------------------|
the rest of the song is an instrumental guitar outro with a lot of delay:
-----------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------10-----------------------12--|--7h9--7h9p7---7\6----6-7-7/9-10b11----10(11)-9-------14p12------|-------------9-----7-----------------------------11--------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
vib.----------------------------------------------------------|--14(15)b14p12---------14(15)b14-12---------17p15-14------|---------------14--12---------------14--12-----------16---|----------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------|
repeat twice| --------------------------17-17-17--------------------------17-17-17--|| --17p14-15p14-17p14-15p14-----------17p14-15p14-17p14-15p14-----------||: ----------------------------------------------------------------------||: ----------------------------------------------------------------------|| ----------------------------------------------------------------------|| ----------------------------------------------------------------------|
--15-14---------------------------------- |--------17--15-14------------------------ |------------------16-14------------------ :|-------------------------17-16-17-16-14-- :|----------------------------------------- |----------------------------------------- |
------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------14-b15b14-----------------------------------------|--16-b17b16-14--14h16------------14--h16--17-16-14-12-11-9-7-5-4-2-0----|---------------------------------------------------------------------4--|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
slow strum into feedback---------------0---|---------------3---|---------------2---|---------------0---|--2-0----------0---|------5-4-2-4--0---|
Lyrics to Hummer: Faith lies in the ways of sin Chased the charmed but I don't want them anymore And in their eyes I was alive -- a fool's disguise Take me away from here Shame my tongue fat with promise all along When I woke up from that sleep I was happier than I'd ever been When you decide that your life is a prize Renew, revive, it's all right honey, it's all right, yeah Happines will make you wonder Will I feel ok It scared the disenchanted Far away Yeah, I want something new But what am I supposed to do I-I, I love you Yeah, I-I love you It's true Life's a bummer, when you're a hummer Life's a drag Ask yourself a question, anyone but me, I ain't free Ask yourself a question, anyone but me, I ain't free Do you feel Love is real? ------ rocket -- by smashing pumpkins (billy corgan) ------ Okay, after the nearly-seven-minute-long Hummer, the chops deserve a little break, and that's what this tune, Rocket, provides us with. The most interesting and exciting thing about this song is the prominent the of the Boss Octave pedal in combination with the slide/bend guitar. To acheive this effect, you need to turn down the direct level on the Octave pedal, and turn up both the 1 Octave Down and 2 Octave Down knobs. This creates a very thick pseudo-synth guitar sound that make this song what it is. Anyways, here we go:
intro (from Guitar World March 94, the rest is mine)repeat 3x------------------|then play this 1x keep repeating this | main riff through--------------------5---------------------------5-------| the first verse up------3----5p3---3----------------3----------3----------| until the chorus----0---0------0------0-3-------0---0--5p0-0------0-3---|--5---------------------------5-------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------|
Some little tremolo guitar floats through in the second bar after the intro: ----- --7--
--7-- or something like that, just turn up the tremolo knob on your amp ;)-------5-------
Bleed in your own light dream of your own life I miss me I miss everything right before the chorus play these two chords (or something similar):
----------------------------------|----------------------------------|--5-5--5-5-5----------------------|--2-2--5-5-5--etc-----------------|--0-0--3-3-3----------------------|----------------------------------|
everything... I'll never be G D F C G D F C and on and on... G D F C I torch my soul to show the world that I am pure deep inside my G D F C heart....heart no lie...(??)
the lead line over the chorus is as follows:------------------------------------------|-----------------10--------13------10p8---| repeat this---0--0--0-----11--11----14--14---9----9--| 4x------------/12-------/15-------10--------|------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
now here's the beginning of that interesting octave pedal work. This part does not use a slide, but make the B string bends very fast. Repeat this entire line 2x with the main riff underneath.
with octave pedal------------------------------------------------------------------5h7-7b8b7--|-6-8-8b10b8--6-8-8b10b8--6-8-8b10b8---6-8-8b10b8--6-8-8b10b8--6h8------------|------------------------------------4----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Now under the 2nd verse, along with the main riff, play this part. Turn the direct volume all the way down and turn Octave & Octave 2 all the way up, and break out the slide. If you don't have an octave pedal or a slide, play the bottom notes in the brackets -- that's the equivalent, only not synth. Another way to play it is to do bends, which is tough, but effective. A crown of thorns, an image formed, deformed The mark I've borne, a mark of scorn.. to you
---12\10--7/10--------------------------7\5----8\7---7/10----|----------------10/12--10\8------10\8------------------------|---[9\7]-[4/7]-----------------------------------------------|----------------[7/9]--[7\5]-----[7\5]-[9\7]-[10\9]-[9/12]---|---[7\5]-[2/5]-----------------------------------------------|----------------[5/7]--[5\3]-----[5\3]-[7\5]--[8\7]-[7/10]---|
Now play these chords over the lyrics with the following lead: C G Consume my love devour my hate only powers my escape C D The moon is out the stars invite I think I'll leave tonite use slow bends: fast bends:
---8b10-----------12b15---10b12-10-10--8-10-10b12b10-10--8-10-10b12b10-10-|----------9b10p8----------------------------------------------------------|--[5/7]-----------[9/12]--------------------------------------------------|---------[6b7\5]----------------------------------------------------------|--[3/5]-----------[7/10]--------------------------------------------------|---------[4b5\3]----------------------------------------------------------|
---8-10-10b12b10--8-10-10b12b10--10------|-----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
D A C G vib--------------------------------------------|-------------------------12b13b12b13b12/15--|-------------------------[4/-5\-4/-5\-4/7]--|--------------------------------------------|-------------------------[2/-3\-2/-3\-2/5]--|--------------------------------------------|Soon I find myself alone
D A C G----------------------15h17-15h17-15---|---------------------------------------|---------------------[12/14-12/14-12]--|---------------------------------------|---------------------[10/12-10/12-10]--|---------------------------------------|To relax and fade away
D A C G----------17\15---------------------|-----17---------------------17\15---|-----[9]-[14\12]------------[9\7]---|------------------------------------|-----[7]-[12\10]------------[7\5]---|------------------------------------|Do you know what's coming down
D A C-------------------------------------|---15--17--12---13---12---13---12----|---[7]-[9]---------------------------|-----------[9]-[10]--[9]-[10]--[9]---|---[5]-[7]---------------------------|-----------[7]--[8]--[7]--[8]--[7]---| Do you know I couldn't stay..
G D F C-------17\15-----|-----------------|------[14\12]----|-----------------|------[12\10]----|-----------------|free?
G D F C---------------------------------------------------------|-----------15-13-12-13-12----12--------------------------|--------------------------14----14-12-14-14-14-------12--|-----------------------------------------------12-14-----|---------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|I shall be free
G D F C----------15-14--------15-14------------------------------|----------------15-----------15-----15-13-12-13-12--------|-------------------14-----------14-----------------12-12--|----------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------|I shall be free I shall be free I shall be
G D F C----------------------------22-20-19-20-19----19------------|--15-13-12-13-12----12---------------------22----22--19b20--|-----------------14----14-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------| free free freed of those voices inside me
break and play this super fuzzed-out riff twice alone, and repeat it throughthe end of the song before the climbing G chord: vib vib--------------------------------------------------------------------|------8h12-12----------13p12-12----8h12-12---15p12---13p12---13p12--|---0-----------0--0-0------------0-----------------0-------0--------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
Go into the "I shall be free" chorus and repeat 6x, slowing on the last twotimes. Also play the octave-bending riff, plus this one right before theclimb: f.h. slow---------------8-7-----------------8--7---------7b8------------------xxx--|----10(12)b10------8---10(12)b10--------10-10-------10-8-7b8---------xxx--|---------------------------------------------------------------------xxx--|---------------------------------------------------------------------xxx--|---------------------------------------------------------------------xxx--|---------------------------------------------------------------(7)\--xxx--|
16th note strumming, neat progression:
---3--4--5--6--7--8--9--10--11--12--13--14--15------------|---3--4--5--6--7--8--9--10--11--12--13--14--15------------|---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---0---0---0---0---0----|---2--3--4--5--6--7--8---9--10--11--12--13--14--14--14\---|---3--4--5--6--7--8--9--10--11--12--13--14--15--15--15\---|
------ disarm -- smashing pumpkins (billy corgan) ------ Chords figured out by Mark Schnitzus, then lost, then written down again by Chris Carman (cecarman@miavx1.acs.muohio.edu) Acoustic guitar time. If you've ever heard this one on the Mayonaise Dream bootleg on the acoustic part, you can see there's not much difference, so the chords are the only useful thing (unless someone wants to tab out the violin & cello parts!). 8th-note strumming with 16th note parts here & there Em7 Cadd9 G Dsus/F# Em7 Cadd9 G Dsus/F# Em7 Cadd9 G Dsus/F# Disarm you with a smile and cut you like you want me to Em7 Cadd9 G Dsus/F# Em7 Cut that little child inside of me and such a part of you Cadd9 G Dsus/F# Oh ho he is burned Em7 Cadd9 G Dsus Cadd9 Oh ho he is burned Cadd9 Em7 Dsus I used to be a little boy so old in my shoes Cadd9 Em7 Dsus And what I choose is my choice what's a boy supposed to do Cadd9 Em7 Dsus The killer in me is the killer in you my love Cadd9 Em7 D Em7 D Cadd9 I send this smile over to you Em7 Cadd9 Dsus/F# Disarm you with a smile and leave you like you left me here Em7 Cadd9 G Dsus/F# To whither in denial the bitterness of one who's left alone Em7 Cadd9 G Dsus/F# Oh ho he is burned Em7 Cadd9 G Dsus Cadd9 Oh ho he is burned burned burned Cadd9 Em7 Dsus I used to be a little boy so old in my shoes Cadd9 Em7 Dsus Cadd9 And what I choose is my voice what's a boy supposed to do Cadd9 Em7 Dsus The killer in me is the killer in you my love Cadd9 Dsus I send this smile over to you Dsus Em7 Cadd9 The killer in me is the killer in you Dsus I send this smile over to you Dsus Em7 Cadd9 The killer in me is the killer in you Dsus I send this smile over to you Dsus Em7 Cadd9 The killer in me is the killer in you D Em7 D Em7 D Em7 Cadd9 I send this smile over to you Chord Formations: Em7 022033 or 022030 (the first one sounds better) Cadd9 x32033 or x32030 (either is fine) G 320033 Dsus/F# 200033 Dsus xx0233 D xx0232 ---- soma -- smashing pumpkins (billy corgan/james iha) ---- Co-transcribed by Chris Carman (cecarman@miavx1.acs.muohio.edu -- tab) and Patrick A. Nast (Patrick.Nast@informatik.tu-chemnitz.de -- chords & lyrics) This is my way to play the chords:
B E G F# A C F DE------0-----0-----3-----9-----5-----8-----1----10--|B------0-----0-----0-----9-----5-----8-----1----10--|G------8-----9-----0----11-----6-----9-----2----11--|D------9-----9-----0----11-----7----10-----3----12--|A------9-----7-----2-----9-----7----10-----3----12--|E-----(7)---(7)----3-----9-----5-----8-----1----19--|
Hints: use chorus, reverb, echo, and Ebows to get it to sound like the record. Or just have fun with it. intro -- this is very approximate - repeat 2x-| |
------0-----------0-----0-------7---7----7----|------0-----------0-----0-------0---0--0--0---|------8---8h9-----9---9-9-------0---0------0--|----9-----9-----9---9---------0---0-----------|--9-----9-----7-------------------------------|----------------------------3-----------------|
------0------------0-----0------------------------------|------0------------0-----0------3----------3-----3------|------8----8h9-----9---9-9------4--------0-------0------|----9------9-----9---9----------5-5--4/5-----4/5---5----|--9------9-----7--------------5-------------------------|----------------------------3---------------------------|
band in------0--------------7--------7---7----7-7------|------0---------------7-------------------------|------8----8h9-----9---9------------0-----------|----9------9-----9------------------------------|--9------9-----7------------5---5----5-----5----|--------------------------3---------------------|
just repeat something similar to the above intro stuff with the rest of the band until the vocals come in, then play the chords written above the lyrics. with over 40 guitar tracks on this song alone, the best thing we can hope to do is approximate it -- hell, on stage, the Pumpkins only have two guitarists. lead w/full band:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------0---0---0---0-----------------------0---0---0----9--|---8--------8/9--11\7---6---4---2-----8--------8/9--11--12--11-/14--\9----|-------9h11-9-----------------------------9h11-9--------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
into the vocals------------------------------------------------------0----------|----------------------0---0---0---0--------------------0---------|---8--------8/9--11\7---6---4---2-----8--------8/9--11--/12------|-------9h11-9-----------------------------9h11-9-----------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
[for the vocals, play something similar to the intro w/lead part] B E G nothing left to say B E G and all i've left to do B E G is run away from you B E and she let me on down G B E with secrets i can't keep [play that lead part here for the next 4 lines] G B E close your eyes and sleep G B E don't wait up for me G B E G hush now don't you speak to me [crank up the mellotron here...] B E G wrapped my hurt in you B E G and took my shelter in that pain B E G the opiate of blame B E G is your broken heart heart your heart [lead w/Mike Mills on piano, playing the chords] B E G so now i'm all by myself B E G as i've always felt B E G and i'll betray my tears B E G F# to anyone caught in our ruse of fools B F# one last kiss for me yeah B one last kiss G good night [solo1] play E G A F# under solo1
Okay, the amazing thing about this solo -- and I shit you not -- is that notonly is it on an acoustic guitar (!) driven by an Ebow (!!), but there areFOURTEEN studio tracks of it! (!!!) So don't worry if this isn't exact. :) bend up & down---10---------10-----------------------------------------------------------|--------10h12-----10-/14\10--7--b7(8)b7b7(8)-------------------------------|----0----------------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------b4(5)b4b4(5)-/12--11h12p11---|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
normal guitar, let open strings ring into power chords----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------0----------------0-----------------------|-------------------9-----9---9-----9----------------------------|--/14--\9--7-----9---9-----9-----9---9--------------------------|---------------7---------------7--------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------------|
[Distortion! Power Chords! YES!!] A C G F A C G didn't want to lose you once again F A C G didn't want to be your friend F A C G fulfilled a promise made of tin F and crawled back to you B E G now i'm all by myself (close your eyes and sleep) B E G as i've always felt (don't wait up for me) B E G and i'll betray myself (hush now don't you speak) B E to anyone lost G anyone but you [solo2] B E G under solo2 [to be finished at a later date, when my physical therapy is done] A C G F A C G so let the sadness come again F on that you can E G depend on me D C E until the bitter bitter end G D of the world C when god sleeps in bliss B E G and i'm all by myself B E G as i've always felt B E G and i'll betray myself B E G to anyone. [back to clean chords] B E G nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah B E G yeah yeah yeah nah nah nah nah nah B E G yeah yeah yeah nah nah nah nah nah B E G yeah yeah yeah nah nah B hoh... Sincerely Yours, Adelande --------- mayonaise -- by smashing pumpkins (billy corgan & james iha) --------- [Tab courtesy of Sang Lee, contact him for comments etc.] ******* If someone knows how to play the little feedback, screach ******* ******* noises in the D chord during the chorus, please show me. ******* Make sure you tune your guitar up a half a step, or put a capo on the first fret like I do. /,\ = slide > = vibrato p = pull off fb, hb = full bend, half bend h = hammer on fr, hr = full release, half release xxxx = pickslide Guitar#1 plays this intro:
|----------------------------------------------------------0--------||------0---2---0-------0---2---0-----------5---3-------3-------3----||------------2---------------2---------2---------2---2---2---2---2--||----2---2-------2---2---2-------2---4---4---4-----0----------------||--0---------------0---------------2--------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Intro is played 2 times then these chords: Bm D Bm D A F#m A Guitar#2 plays this solo during the intro, and through the above chords:
|-------------------------------------|-----------------------0----||----------0h2hbhr-0-0h2>-------------|-------hr2-0-2-0h2p0--------||--0/2>-0h2---------------------------|--0/2>---------------2---2>-||------------------------4-0/2-0-2----|----------------------------||----------------------------------0--|----------------------------||-------------------------------------|----------------------------|
Bm D Bm D A Fm|--0-----------------------------|---------------------------------------12>-||----3-2h3-2>--0h2p0---0-0/2-----|-------------------------------------------||--------------------2-----------|--9-7-6-7-6-7-9-7-6-7-6-7/9>--hr11--9>-----||----------------------------4>--|--^------------------------------^---------||--------------------------------|--|------------------------------|---------||--------------------------------|--|------------------------------|---------|
|__from this note to this one__| Notes are muted with thumb of picking hand, creating dull artificial harm. A|-------------------------||-------------------------||------6/7/9>-----6/7\6>--||--7-7--------7-7---------||--7-7--------7-7---------||--5-5--------5-5---------| End Guitar#2 Solo
The Main Riff now comes: A F#m D Both guitars repeat this progression, while alternating the D chord with figure 1 and figure 2.
Figure 1: Figure 2:|------------------------| |-----------------------||-7-7--------7-7---------| |-7-7--------7-7--------||-7-7--------7-7---------| |-7-7--------7-7--------||-7-7--------7-7---------| |-7-7--------7-7-4h5-4>-||-5-5-4h5-4>-5-5-4h5-4>--| |-5-5-4h5-4>-5-5--------||------------------------| |-----------------------|
Lyrics: Fool enough to almost be it Cool enough to not quite see it Doomed Pick your pockets full of sorrow And run away with me tomorrow June Bm G D Well try and ease the pain Bm G D somehow we'll feel the same E F#m D E F#m G no one knows where our secrets go I sing a heart to all my dearie When your life is so so dreary Dream I'm rumored to the straight and narrow While the harlots of my perils Scream And I fail but when I can I will Try to understand that when I can I will Guitar#1 now plays these chords through solo: D A D A Bm D G Fm E Guitar#2 plays this solo, ending on above E:
|--------------------------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------4h5-5-5-5/7-7>\5-5-4-5-4>\2h4hb>>------------------||-5h7-7-7-7/9-9-9----------------------------------4hb>>--0h2-2-2----||-----------------------------------------------------------------0--|
|-----------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------||----0-2hbhr-0-7hbhr-5>-------------------------------||-0h2-------------------7>-7hb--5>-0h2-0h2-2hb-2hb-0*-|
^|-----------------------------------------------------| |___Bend this E down to|-----------------------------------------------------| a low D with tremelo bar.|-----------------------------------------------------||-/5>-4---4---/7>--5-4-----/9>>--xxxx-----------------||-------7---7----------5>--------xxxx--5fb------------||-----------------------------------------------------| End Solo
Song now returns to quiter portion of song.Play main progression 2x with this D:|-----9-10-9------9-10-9--||-7-7-7-7--7--7-7-7-7--7--||-7-7-7-7--7--7-7-7-7--7--||-7-7-7-7--7--7-7-7-7--7--||-------------------------||-------------------------|
AMother weep the tears I'm missinFmAll our time can't be givenDBackShot my mouth and strike the demonsThat cursed you and your reasonsDOut of hand and out of seasonOut of love and out of feeling <--at the end of this verse Guitar#1 keeps playing a D, and Guitar#2 plays:|-------------------------------||-------------------------------||-7-7/9-9-9-9/11-11-11-11/12-12-||-------------------------------||-5-5/7-7-7-7/9--9--9---9/10-10-||-------------------------------|
Main Riff again: So Bad When I can I will Words defy the plans When I can I will Fool enough to almost be it Cool enough to not quite see it And dull enough to always feel it Always old I always feel this No more promise no more sorrow No longer will I follow Can anybody hear me I just want to be me And when I can I will Try to understand That when I can I will
Guitar#1 plays intro riff, and Guitar#2 plays outro solo:|------------0----2p0------/5----2-2h5-2----||------3p2------------2-2/3--------------5--||-0/2>-----2--------------------------------||-------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------| fade out....
Hope this helps, Sang Lee lees@eniac.seas.upenn.edu -------- spaceboy -- by smashing pumpkins (billy corgan) -------- Finally, an acoustic song! of course, that's excluding Disarm... This song is actually pretty easy, if you disregard the violin & cello..
Main riff:|--repeat 3x-----------------------------------|----------------|--------0---------0-----------|--0-0--0-0-0-0--|--0-----0---------0-----------|--0-0--0-0-0-0--|--0-----0---------0-----------|--3/5--5-5/9-9--|--7--10-10--10-10-10--10-10---|--3/5--5-5/9-9--|--7--10-10--10-10-10--10-10---|--1/3--3-3/7-7--|--5--8--8---8--8--8---8--8----|
play this main acoustic riff throughout most of the song, or play the chords marked in the lyrics.... [riff] Feel it break your bones mr. jones Taste me as I bleed, taste my need G Am(i) Em(i) Spaceboy, I've missed you, spinning round my head C(i) G D Em Anyway you choose me, I break instead [riff] Watch me, death defy, defile my life I don't need, if I don't care
---------------------------------------------------|--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--0--0---0--0--0--|--9--9---10-10-10--5--5--9--9---10-10-10--5--5--9--|--9--9---10-10-10--5--5--9--9---10-10-10--5--5--9--|--7--7---8--8--8---3--3--7--7---8--8--8---3--3--7--|Please I want to go home..I want to go home.. I want to go home, I want to go homeCause when a lover aches, that's when a lover breaks
I want to go home, I want to go home... Now just play the following riff twice for the instrumental:
-------------------------------------------------------------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--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--0--0--0--0--|--3--3-3--2--2-2---3--3-3--5--5-5---3--3-3--2--2-2---3--3-3--5--5--5--5--|--3--3-3--2--2-2---3--3-3--5--5-5---3--3-3--2--2-2---3--3-3--5--5--5--5--|--1--1-1--0--0-0---1--1-1--3--3-3---1--1-1--0--0-0---1--1-1--3--3--3--3--|
C(i) G Spaceboy, they'll kill me Am(i) Em(i) Before I'm dead and gone C(i) G And anyway they choose me, D Em F(i) It won't be long C(i) G And anyway they choose me, D We won't be long...
-----3-------3-------3--3--3-3--3--3--|-----0-------0-------0--0--0-0--0--0--|--0--0--0-0--0--0-0--0--0--0-0--0--0--|--3--3--3-3--3--3-3--0--0--0-0--0--0--|--3--3--3-3--3--3-3--2--2--2-2--2--0--|--1--1--1-1--1--1-1--3--3--3-3--3--2--| We won't be long...repeat this until you end on the funny F chord
chord fingerings: G 320003 or 320033 Am(i) x02213 Em(i) 022003 C(i) x32013 D xx0232 Em 022000 F(i) 133000 ----------- sweet sweet -- by smashing pumpkins (billy corgan) ----------- [Tab courtesy of Jesse Scott, contact him for comments.] Here's my TAB for Sweet Sweet - It's the simplest song on SD.. If anyone thinks it's wrong tell me where I screwed up. TAB by jesse.scott@baroque.tvk.tsoft.net TUNING: "Dropped-G" (Low/High E G D G B E) Tune your A string down a full-step to G Notes: This is probably the simplest Pumpkins song, just two chord, the only wierd things are the alternate tuning and the wierd voicings. Also, the strumming pattern may not be exact but it's as close as I could tab it. Voicings: G - x00007 C - x55050
Main Riff:Just repeat this through the entire song G CE-|--7---7---7---7---------0-----0-----0-0-0---|B-|--0---0---0---0---------5-----5-----5-5-5---|G-|--0---0---0---0-0-------0-----0-----0-0-0---|D-|--0---0---0---0-0-0-5---5---5-5---5-5-5-5---|G-|--0---0---0---0-0-0-5---5---5-5---5-5-5-5---|E-|--------------------------------------------|
End on the wierd the C chord and slide down the neck.
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