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/ Smashing Pumpkins / Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness - Twilight To Starlig (1995) / 1979 guitar tab

1979 - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Transcribed by Adam Morris

1/2 step down.

INTRO/MAIN RIFF
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-8--8-8-8-8-9--4-4-4-4-4-4-4---------------------------| 
|-------------------------------6b-7-4-2-2-2-4-6-9--9-9-| x4
|-6--6-6-6-6-7--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-| 
|----0---0---0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------------------------| 


Then this once.
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|11--11-11-11-11-11-4--4-4--4-4-4-----------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-9---9--9--9--9--9\2--2-2--2-2-2-----------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 

Then back to the main riff x 3 (I think it is 3)

Then play this.
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------| 
|----------------------------------------------------| 
|-4--4-4-4-4--4-9--9-9--9-9-9------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------| 
|-2--2-2-2-2--2/7--7-7--7-7-7------------------------| 


Then the part that I think would be called the CHORUS
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----5--------4--4-4-5--5-5--------------------------| 
|----4--4-4-4-4--4-4-4--4-4--------------------------| 
|-6--6--6-6-6-6--6-6-6--6-6---6b-7-4-2-2-2-4-6-9--9-9| x 4
|-7--7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7--7-7-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0| 
|-0--0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0--------------------------| 
                            *________________________*
                 Through this bit a second guitar plays the
                 higher strings of the E chord just played.

Then play this.
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------| 
|----------------------------------------------------| 
|-4--4-4-4-4--4-9--9-9--9-9-9------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------| 
|-2--2-2-2-2--2/7--7-7--7-7-7------------------------| 

Then back to the VERSE/MAIN RIFF

Then to this.

Then play this.
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------| 
|----------------------------------------------------| 
|-4--4-4-4-4--4-7--7-7--7-7-7------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------| 
|-2--2-2-2-2--2/5--5-5--5-5-5------------------------| 

Then back to the CHORUS

Then it changes to what I will call the BRIDGE

|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------| 
|----------------------------------------------------| 
|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-11-11-11-11-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|
|----------------------------------------------------| 
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--9--9--9--9-5-5-5-5-5-5-5| 

From thereon in there is no new stuff..so that is it.

The song ends on the weird E from the CHORUS

I would like to hear some opinions about this please.

Bye
Adam
benmo@deakin.edu.au

-----
Tabbed by Duncan Koerber  

1979 - by Smashing Pumpkins from Mellon Collie and the
====   Infinite Sadness.  Written by Wiliam P. Corgan, Jr.

Eb tuning

MAIN RIFF (tabbed by Brian McCall 
=========
|-------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------
|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-9---------------------------------------
|-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---6hbr-4---2---4---6---9
|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-0----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0
|-----------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-X-----------------------

Here's the rest, tabbed by me:

ENDING BIT BEFORE CHORUS
========================
 " you.... and i...  should meet"  later = "end to it all"
|-----------------
|-----------------
|--9-9-9----------
|--X-X-X--9-9-9---
|--7-7-7--X-X-X---
|---------7-7-7---

CHORUS
======
"and I don't even care to shake these zipper blues"
                                 during these two chords
  (open strings are a must)   there's a second guitar doing:
 (you can mute the Bb string
    if you like)
|--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--       |--16--14--12--9-----
|--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--<-Bb   |--------------------
|--9-9-9-9-9--6-6-6-6-6--       |--------------------
|--9-9-9-9-9--7-7-7-7-7--       |--------------------
|--7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7--       |--------------------
|--0-0-0-0-0--5-5-5-5-5--       |--------------------

ENDING BIT OF CHORUS
====================
"forgotten and absorbed into the earth below"
               F#                B           - back to riff 1

BRIDGE
======
(I play the open strings too for added effect)
"assured to the lights and towns below..."
|-----------------------------------------               --------------
|-----------------------------------------               --------------
|--4-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-6-6-6---------               -------4-4-4--
|--4-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-7-7----- x 3  end with -4-4-4-4-4-4--
|--2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-7-7-----               -4-4-4-2-2-2--
|---------------------------------5-5-----               -2-2-2--------


-----
1979
by The Smashing Pumpkins
written by Billy Corgan

Transcribed off the _Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness_ double album
by me, Aaron Rother, zander@bga.com

Chords:
   Emaj7  E   A  F#m  B  C#m
E    x    x   0   2   2   4
B    x    x   2   2   4   5
G    1    1   2   2   4   6
D    1    2   2   4   4   6
A    2    2   0   4   2   4
E    0    0   0   2   2   4

Tune down 1 half step (so the E shown is actually Eb, and so on)

Emaj7   E  A
Emaj7   E  A

             Emaj7  E  A
Shakedown 1979,

                            Emaj7  E  A
cool kids never have the time

                                F#m             B           Emaj7  E  A
on a live wire right up off the street, you and I should meet

                            Emaj7  E  A
junebug skipping like a stone

                                      Ema7  E  A
with the headlights pointed at the dawn

                               F#m           B
we were sure we'd never see an end to it all

     E           A                            E
and I don't even care to shake these zipper blues

             A                              E              A
and we don't know just where our bones will rest to dust I guess

                  F#m                 B
forgotten and absorbed into the earth below

Emaj7  E  A
Emaj7  E  A                                      Emaj7  E  A
             double cross the vacant and the bored

                                          Emaj7  E  A
they're not sure just what we have in store

                     F#m          A
morpine city slippin dues down to see

     E             A                      E 
that we don't even care as restless as we are

            A                              E
we feel the pull in the land of a thousand guilts

              A                 B
and poured cement, lamented and assured

                  C#m     A
to the lights and towns below

B               C#m      A
faster than the speed of sound

B              C#m          A   F#m         B           Emaj7  E  A
faster than we thought we'd go, beneath the sound of hope

                           Emaj7  E  A
Justine never knew the rules

                                       Emaj7  E  A
hung down with the freaks and the ghouls

                             Emaj7  E  A
no apologies ever need be made

                           F#m
I know you better than you fake it

    B       E             A                          E
to see that we don't even care to shake these zipper blues

             A                              E               A
and we don't know just where our bones will rest, to dust I guess

                  F#m       B         Emaj7  E  A 
forgotten and absorbed into earth below

                                    Emaj7  E  A                                                    
the street heats the urgency of sound

                                  E
as you can see there's no one around


Smashing Pumpkins albums
2000 Machina: The Machines of God
1998 Adore
1996 Aeroplane Flies High
1995 Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness - Twilight To Starlig
1995 Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness - Dawn To Dusk
1994 Pisces Iscariot
1993 Siamese Dream
1991 Gish
Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness - Twilight To Starlig tabs
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02Bodies tabbass tab
03Thirty-Three tabbass tab
04In The Arms Of Sleep tabbass tab
051979 tabbass tab
06Tales Of A Scorched Earth tabbass tab
07Thru The Eyes Of Ruby tabbass tab
08Stumbleine tabbass tab
09X.Y.U. tabbass tab
10We Only Come Out At Night tabbass tab
11Beautiful tabbass tab
12Lily (My One And Only) tabbass tab
13By Starlight tabbass tab
14Farewell And Goodnight tabbass tab

 

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