Soundgarden - Black Rain tab version 2

Soundgarden - "Black Rain"
From the album "Telephantasm"
Tuning: DADGBe
tabbed by jjhand

This song was originally recorded during the Badmotorfinger sessions.
The sound is raw & Chris's vocals are wailing just like several of their
early hits. Please rate or comment.



Fade In (Ad-lib): Repeat notes followed by ", listen to rhythm on track e|--------------|---------------------------------------|B|--------------|---------------------------------------|G|-5-"-----10p7-|--------11-11-11--10-7-7-5-5/7-9b-9-7--|D|-0-"-----0----|-0-0-0--0--0--0---0--0-0-0-0---0--0-0--|A|--------------|---------------------------------------|D|--------------|---------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------|G|--------14-14-14--10-7-7-5-5/7-9b-9-7--|D|-0-0-0--0--0--0---0--0-0-0-0---0--0-0--|A|---------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------------|---------------------------|B|---------------------------------------|---------------------------|G|--------12-12-12--11-7-7-5-5/7-9b-9-7--|--------5--5--5--5----10p7-|D|-0-0-0--0--0--0---0--0-0-0-0---0--0-0--|-0-0-0--0--0--0--0-----0---|A|---------------------------------------|---------------------------|D|---------------------------------------|---------------------------|
replay 2nd bar above before loud guitars come in
Intro/Chorus (0:20) - one guitar holds D chorde|------------|----0----------|B|---3--------|----3----------|G|---2--------|----2----------|D|---0--------|----0----------|A|---0--3-----|----0---0------|D|------3-----|--------0------|
|--------------|-----------------------||--------------|-----------------------||---7----------|-----------------------||---7---3------|-----------------------||---5---3------|------9-8~-----5-4~----||-------3------|-----------------------|
Pre Verse - 2 Guitars play these 3 bars 2xe --------------------------------|-------------------------------|B --------------------------------|-------------------------------|G --------------------------------|-------------------------------|D --------------------------------|-------------------------------|A ------------------9b11r9--8~---|-------------------8b9r8--6~---|D -0---0-2h3-2-0-0-0--------------|-0---0-2h3-2p0-0-0-------------|
e -------------------------------||B -------------------------------||G -------------------------------||D -------------------------------||A ------------------8b9r8--5~---||D -0---0-2h3-2-0-0-0-------------||
Pre-Verse riff ending:|--------------------------||--------------------------||--------------------------||-----------1--------------||-----------1--------------||-0---0-2h3-1~-------------|
When Singing enters, one guitar repeats, the other changes to
e -------------------------------|-------------------------------|B -------------------------------|-------------------------------|G -------------------------------|-------------------------------|D -------------------------------|-------------------------------|A ------------------------------|-------------------------------|D -0---0-2h3-2-0-0-0-3b5r3--2~---|-0---0-2h3-2p0-0-0-3b5r3--1~---|
1. "If I could hug my" 2. "For your wings to cover" 3. "Half alive I hurt the" 4. "Sleepless eyes, close the"
line 2:e -------------------------------|B -------------------------------|G -------------------------------|D -------------------------------|A ------------------------------| verse ending is sameD -0---0-2h3-2-0-0-0-3b5r3--0----|
1."love, could I try" 2." me and let them fold" 3."most brilliant lie" 4."light and rest your mind while you burn!" Pre-Chorus
Pre-Choruse ----------------------|---------------------|B ----------------------|---------------------|G ----------------------|---------------------|D ----------------------|---------------------|A ---------------------|---------------------|D -0---0-3h6-5~---/8----|-0---0-3h5-3~---6----|
"Canít stutter when youíre talking with your eyes By cutting out your tongue you save face Feeding on the blood lets running from a big day" Play Chorus (Intro Part) again "Cry on black rain, cry on black rain" Play Verse Again, with random guitar feedback in background
Break (3:17) play 2xe -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G ---------------------------------0h3h5-0h5h7-----------|D ---------0h5h7-0h3h5-------0h5h7-----------------------|A --0h5h7-------------0h5h7-----------------------------|D -------------------------------------------------------|
Repeat Pre-Chorus Repeat Chorus
Lead Guitar (3:53-4:13) - TP is probably a tremelo pedal, ad-lib|-------------------|--------------|---------------|----------------||-------9TP---------|-9b10TP-------|-9TP-----------|-9b10TP---------||-------------------|--------------|---------------|----------------||-------------------|--------------|---------------|----------------||-5NH---------------|--------------|---------------|----------------||-------------------|--------------|---------------|----------------|
Play Pre-chorus again Play Break again Ending (repeated & semi-random)
------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|----------|-15----15----15----15---|-15----15----15----15---|-13----13----13----13---|----------|----14----14----14----14|----12----12----12----12|----12----12----12----12|-14-------|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|---16--12-|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|----------|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|----------|
Key: h - hammer-on NH - natural harmonic TP - tremelo picked, or using pedal / - slide ~ - vibrato b - bend r - release bend
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