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/ Neil Young / Zuma (1975) / Cortez The Killer guitar tab

TITLE: CORTEZ THE KILLER
ALBUM: ZUMA


SUBMITTED BY: David M
SOLOS SUBMITTED BY: ginalollobrigida@mindspring.com
(via HyperRust)

NOTES:
I play the Am7* but I dont think Neil does!
Note from Wolfgang: I haven't checked all the solos, so feel
free to send any corrections you might have.

INTRO & CHORDS:
D ----------0---------0------0-------------0--
B ----------0---------3------1-------------3--
G ----------0---------2------0-------------5--
D ----------2---------0------2-------------5--
A ----------2----------------0-------------0--
E ----------0---------------------------------
	    Em        D      Am7           Am7*

	  Em
He came dancing across the water
	   D
With his galleons and guns
Am7
Looking for the new world
		       Am7*
In that palace in the sun

	Em
On the shore lay Montezuma
	  D
With his coca leaves and pearls
Am7
In his halls he often wandered
			 Am7*
With the secrets of the worlds.

	 Em
And his subjects gathered 'round him
	   D
Like the leaves around a tree
	   Am7
In their clothes of many colours
		      Am7*
For the angry gods to see.

	  Em
And the women all were beautiful
	 D
And the men stood straight and strong
       Am7
They offered life in sacrifice
			Am7*
So that others could go on.

Hate was just a legend
And war was never known
The people worked together
And they lifted many stones

They carried them to the flatlands
And they died along the way
But they built up with their bare hands
What we still can't do today.

And I know she's living there
And she loves me to this day
I still can't remember when
Or how I lost my way.

He came dancing across the water
Cortez, Cortez
What a killer.

  Em7 (Bar Chord)
D ------------7-------------------7----------------
B ---------8-----8-------------8-----8-------------
G --------7---------7---------7---------7----------
D -------9-------------9-----9-------------9-------
A ----7-------------------7------------------------
E -------------------------------------------------

  D(Bar chord with 3rd finger over G,B&D strings)
D ------------7--------------------7-------------
B ---------7-----7--------------7-----7----------
G --------7---------7----------7---------7-------
D -------7--------------7-----7--------------7---
A ----5--------------------5---------------------
E -----------------------------------------------

  Am7 (Bar Chord) 4 times this time not 2
D ----------5--6--5---------------5--6--5-------
B ---------5-----------5-------5-----------5----
G --------5-------------------5-----------------
D -------5-------------------5------------------
A ----7-------------------7---------------------
E ----------------------------------------------


Here's the complete soloing (Zuma version) submitted by
ginalollobrigida@mindspring.com.

_______TAB_________
_5  hammer on/pull off
/7  slide up
\5  slide down
5=  vibrato(single notes)/sustain(whole chords)
5^  bend up
5`  slight bend
(9) ghost bend
5.  staccato note

INTRO-SOLO I:
0:00 
 Em7                               D
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
0_2=============-/4-----------4\2-|----------------0--------------|
|----------------|-----------------2---------------|-------------5/
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|

 Am7                              
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
/7--7\(__0)===---|----------------|3--3/5--5/7-----|--------------|
|----------------5-----3'---------|------------5---|--------------|

 Em7                               D
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|-5--7(7)(7)(7)--4^-7-7-4====-----|-(7)-9-9-9\\7---|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--5--/7-------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|

Am7             0:30
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|----------------|------------5-5-57-7-------------|--------------|
|---9__7-9---7--10-9__7----------------5--(5)----feedback---------|
|----------------|-------10-------|-------------------------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
    >>             >
 Em7                               D
|----------------|------------|--|--------------/3-3==/5=---------|
|-7/9-10/12==12==|-----5-5/7/<9>-|{5-----5-------|-------5-55-5===|
|----------------|-7==-----------|{5--5----5-5---|-------5-----5==|
77---------------|-7==-----------|{5--5------5---|--------------5=|
|----------------|-5==-----------|---------------|----------------|
|----------------|---------------|{5-------------|----------------|
	     > >>>
 Em7 0:52         D(sus2)          Am7
|---------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|
|-----3-33-0--3-0---5-5-----5===-|---5.5.5--5-----|----3=3=====---|
|-0-x-0-00-0--0-0-7-7--7====-7==-|---5.5.5--5-----|-0==0=0=====---|
|-2-x-2---------|-7-----7===--7==|-5---------7\5--|-2======-0=====|
|-2-------------|-5-----5=5==--5=|--------------7-|-0========-----|
|---------------|----------------|-5--------------|---------------|

 Em7              D                Am7
|----------------|----------------|---5-5-5-\----|----------------|
|--------3-3--0==|-7---7-------7==\-5------5\----|-5==--5-5-------|
2/4------0-0--0==|-7----(77)-5-7==\-5------------5-5==--5-5---5-5-|
|--0_2-2---------|-7-7--(77)------|-5------------5------5-5-x-5-5-|
|--0_2-----------|-5--------------|--------------|----------------|
|--0-------------|----------------|-5------------|----------------|

 Em7 1:25                          D               
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|---------(----3----3--3)---------|-3=====================--------|
|---------(0---0----0--0)---------|-2======(=====2=====2=)--------|
|0__2=====(2------2-----)---------|-0======(0=========0--)--------|
|0__2==================-----------|-------------------------------|
|0=====================-----------|-------------------------------|
	     (optional)
 Am7                                                    1:40
|---------------------------------|--------0=======---------------|
|-----------(---5-x--5)-----------|-1======1=======---p-h-----p-h-|
|-----------(---5-x--5)-----------|-0======0=======-7-_5_7----_5_7|
|-5=========(5====----)-----------|-2======-----------------------|
|-7============================\__0-0======-----------------------|
|-5============================\--|-------------------------------|
	  (optional)

 Em7              D                Am7
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
|------------p---|---3-3---3==----|---------------|---------------|
7_(5)-7-7-7-7_4--4==-2-2-2==-2==-2/4==--4^4-\2----|22-/4-/6===/7==|
|----------------|---0-7----------|-----------2====---------------|
|----------------|--------------------------------|---------------|
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|

 Em7      D                 Am7  2:06
|----------------|-------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------4.-|----------------|----------------|
|7^(7)77_4--7\4-/7====--4-7----|--(7)9-7-9==-9_7-97-----797==7-77-9
|----------------|-------------77(9)------------|---7=710-----9--|
|----------------|-------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|-------------|----------------|----------------|

Em7               D                Am7  2:27
|----------------|----------------|--------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|--------------|----------------|
|7====/12-14-16--16^15^14^12^11^9^9==-797--------|44-44-4-44_5----|
|----------------|----------------|------10797---|-------------5-7|
|----------------|----------------|----------5/7-|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|--------------|----------------|

 Em7               D               Am7 2:44
|---------------|----------------|---------------|----------------|
|---------------|----------------|-p-p-----------|----------------|
|-77-4-7-4-4/7==-999-7--4-4/5-44/5-_4_2-----45-4/(5)-/7===(7)-----|
|---------------|-----7----------|-----2===-------|-----------9==9/
|---------------|----------------|---------------|----------------|
|---------------|----------------|---------------|----------------|

 Em7              D                Am7             3:02
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|----------------|-9==9--7.9-9-7--|--------------77-/9==9-7====-7-|
12==12=12=12-\7-7_9-------------9_7---------77/9---|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|1010(7)10-------|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|

 Em7              D                Am7
|----------------|---------------|----(lightly)--|----------------|
|----3-3--0---0--|/5===5==-------|------5---5----|---------(5)(5)-|
|----0-0--0-0-0-0|-7-----7==-----|-4/5=-5-5-7===-|h-----(5)---(5)-|
|0_2------2------|-7--------7===-|-----5---------5_7===-----------|
|0_2------2------|-5--------5===-|---------------|----------------|
|----------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|

He came dancing ...

...so that others could go on...

SOLO II:
 Em7    4:30      D                Am7
|---------------|---------------|----------------|----------------|
|---------------|---------------|h-p---h-p-------|----------------|
//5-7--77-4--4--|/7-9-9-9---7---4_5_4-4_5_4------5-/7==7-5-------x7
|---------------|---------7-----|-----------5/7\5|--------5----57-|
|---------------|---------------|----------------|---------7-77---|
|---------------|---------------|----------------|----------------|

 Em7    4:49      D                Am7
|---------------|-------------p--|---------------|----------------|
|---------------|-----/7===7-7_4-4\3-3-4_33------|--h---------h-0==
|7==-7-4-7-7-4===-4-7------------|---------542===-44_5-4-0===0_2--|
|---------------|----------------|---------------|----------------|
|---------------|----------------|---------------|----------------|
|---------------|----------------|---------------|----------------|

 Em7              D     5:07       Am7
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
=0====0====0====0========---------|---------------|---------------|
|----------------|----=====-------|---x-----------|---------------|
|----------------|--------====----|----x-------x--|--/9-9_7---h---|
|-------------(feedback)----====--|------------x--|--------/7-_7--|
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|

Hate was just a legend ...

... how I lost my way.

SOLO III:
 Em7    6:11                       D
|----------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
|-------1010/12===---------10_12-10==10==----12^===========(12===)|
10/12===---------|---10_12-------|--------10-----|----------------|
|----------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
|----------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
|----------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|

 Am7 ???               
|----------------|----(11&10th frets)--------------|--------------|
|-121212-101010--|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|---------------121212-111111-101010-88-6-5-3-3-5/7-9^(9)=(9)-----|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------7--|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|

 Em7            6:30               D
|----------------|---------------|----------------|---------------|
|----------------|-----------5-/7-/10^(10)\7------|---------------|
5^---7=7=7===---4=4==---4_5_4----|----------4_5_4-|5--------------|
|----------------|---------------|---------------7`-7_5----5^-----|
|----------------|---------------|----------------|-----7-----7===|
|----------------|---------------|----------------|---------------|

 Am7
|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|------7-9`(9`)(9`)
|-----5-7-9==9==-7---/9------0===-|
|----------------|9-7-------(0)==-|
|----------------|----------------|

He came dancing across the water    
Cortez, Cortez
What a killer....

OUTRO-SOLO IV:
 Em7  7:03                         D
|---------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|
|--------5.-----|---5------------|---------------5==---5-55===--5-|
|4-5-7==---4==-4-77--------------4-7===-4-7===--4----4--4---------|
|---------------|-----5`-7-------|----------------|---------------|
|---------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|
|---------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|

 Am7                            begin fade
|---------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|
|---------------|----8^====10===10======10======--|---===---------|
4-4-------------|---------------12`=====12`=======|-----===--12-12=
|---7-5---------|-9`-------------|----------------|---------------|
|-------/7-/7---|----------------|----------------|---------------|
|---------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|

 Em7                                            fade out....  7:30
|----10---------|----------------|----------------|---------------|
==------12`--12-10==-10==10===--10--12^(12)-12-10--etc....--------|
|---------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|
|---------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|
|---------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|
|---------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|



Neil Young albums
2003 Greendale
2002 Are You Passionate?
2000 Silver & Gold
1996 Broken Arrow
1995 Mirror Ball
1994 Sleeps With Angels
1992 Harvest Moon
1990 Ragged Glory
1989 Freedom
1988 This Note's for You
1987 Life
1985 Old Ways
1983 Trans
1981 Re-ac-tor
1980 Hawks & Doves
1979 Rust Never Sleeps
1975 Zuma
1975 Tonight's the Night
1972 Harvest
1970 After The Gold Rush
1969 Neil Young
1969 Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Zuma tabs
01Don't Cry No Tears tabbass tab
02Danger Bird tabbass tab
03Pardon My Heart tabbass tab
04Lookin' For A Love tabbass tab
05Barstool Blues tabbass tab
06Stupid Girl tabbass tab
07Drive Back tabbass tab
08Cortez The Killer tabbass tab
09Through My Sails tabbass tab

 

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