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"Play For Today" by The Cure (from the album "17 seconds")

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transcribed by Gilles Velay (gvelay@free.fr)

 

Notations :

w : whole e : 8th / : silde up

h : half s : 16th R : rest

q : quarter +++ : tied notes

 

Riff 1

------

q e e q e e e e e q e e e

G-|-----------------|-----------------|

D-|-2---2-2-5---5-5-|-4-4-4-0---0---0-|

A-|-----------------|-------------2---|

E-|-----------------|-----------------|

 

Riff 2

------

q e e q e e e e e q e e e

G-|-----------------|-----------------|

D-|-2---2-2-0---0-0-|-2-2-2-0---0---0-|

A-|-----------------|-------------2---|

E-|-----------------|-----------------|

 

Riff 3

------

e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e

G-|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|

D-|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|

A-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-/-|

E-|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|

 

e e e e e e q

G-|-------------------------|

D-|-------------------------|

A-|-14-14-R--14-R--14-14----|

E-|-------------------------|

 

Riff 4

------

q+e e e e e e q+e e e e e e q+e e e e e e q+e e e e e e

G-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

D-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

A-|-----------------|-----------------|-------------4-5-|-----------------|

E-|-7-----7-7-4-7-4-|-5-----5-5-4-5-4-|-7-----7-7-7-----|-5-----5-5-4-5-4-|

 

q+e e e e e e q+e e e e e e

G-|-----------------|-----------------|

D-|-----------------|-----------------|

A-|-----------------|-----------------|

E-|-7-----7-7-4-7-4-|-5-----5-5-4-5-5-|

 

Riff 5

------

e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e

G-|-----------------|-----------------|

D-|-----------------|-----------------|

A-|-----------------|-----------------|

E-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

 

Riff 5b

-------

e e e e e e e e e e e e e e q

G-|-------------------|-------------------------|

D-|-------------------|-------------------------|

A-|-------------------|-------R-----R-----------|

E-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-/-|-14-14----14----14-14----|

 

Riff 6

------

q+e e e e e e q+e e e e e e

G-|-----------------|-----------------|

D-|-----------------|-----------2-4-2-|

A-|-4-----4-4-2-4-2-|-5-----5-5-------|

E-|-----------------|-----------------|

 

Riff 7

------

q+e e q e e e e e e e e e e q+e e q e e e e e e e e e e

G-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

D-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

A-|-------------R---|-R---R-----------|-------------R---|-R---R-----------|

E-|-2-----2-2-----2-|---2---2-2-2-2-2-|-0-----0-0-----0-|---0---0-0-0-0-0-|

 

 

-----------------

|Song Structure |

-----------------

 

Intro : drums (4 bars) then

Riff 1 (x3)

Riff 2

Riff 1 (x3)

Riff 2 (x2)

Riff 3

 

Verse 1

Riff 4 + Riff 5 (x2) then lyrics enter

Riff 4 + Riff 5

Riff 4 + Riff 5b

 

Bridge 1

Riff 6 (x3)

Riff 3

 

Verse 2 : same as Verse 1

 

Bridge 2 : same as Bridge 1

 

Outtro

Riff 4 + Riff 5 (x2)

Riff 7 (x2)

 

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