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- Tuning: (low to high) Eb A# D# G# B# E# ..., or , you could just drop your

------ low E to D and play with a capo, but that's pretty un-Corgan like.

Whichever you do, bear in mind I transcribed this having changed

all 6 of my strings.

 

INTRO - Heavy Distortion :)

|---------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----5-/-7----7-7-7---7-7--10-----5-/-7----7-7-7---7-7---5-----|

|-----5-/-7----7-7-7---7-7--10-----5-/-7----7-7-7---7-7---5-----| repeat

|-----5-/-7----7-7-7---7-7--10-----5-/-7----7-7-7---7-7---5-----| twice

|-----3-/-5----5-5-5---5-5---8-----3-/-5----5-5-5---5-5---3-----|

|-----0---0----0-0-0---0-0---------0---0----0-0-0---0-0---------|

 

- The strumming pattern isn't right, so play it any way you think sounds good.

- Over the above, lay these licks...

 

|---------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------------------------|

|--/14-vib.------------14-vib.\---------------------------------|

|------------/15-vib.-------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------14/15b(15.5)-------------------|

|---------------------------------------------------------------|

 

VERSE - hammer on the lower 3 strings with your index and 3rd finger:

"love, love let's pretend ...etc"

|----------------------------------------------------------------

|----------------------------------------------------------------

|----------------------------------------------------------------

|---0------10-----0--0-0----5h7-3---0--0-0--10--0--0-0----5h7-3--

|---0------10-----0--0-0----5h7-3---0--0-0--10--0--0-0----5h7-3--

|---0------10-----0--0-0----5h7-3---0--0-0--10--0--0-0----5h7-3--

 

"...cast into the world with apple eyes... ......to wish, wish...

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

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

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

-0--7--6--0--5-----0----10----

-0--7--6--0--5-----0----10----

-0--7--6--0--5-----0----10----

 

- This is the basic fast-tempo metal format of the song; various bridges

and things include bars on the 10th, 3rd, 5th and zeroth frets. It would

take up less space if I ommitted those.

 

CHORUS:

"shot full of diamonds and a million years

|--------------------------------------------------------------------

|--------------------------------------------------------------------

|--------------------------------------------------------------------

|-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5------------------------3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-

|-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5--5-p-3-p-0-------------3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-

|-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5------------6-p-5-3--0--3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-

...the disappointed dis a pear (etc.)

---------------------------------------------------------------------|

---------------------------------------------------------------------|

---------------------------------------------------------------------|

-0-0-0---10---0-0-0--(10)-----3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5--3---5---12--3---5---0-|

-0-0-0---10---0-0-0--(10)-----3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5--3---5---12--3---5---0-|

-0-0-0---10---0-0-0--(10)-----3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5--3---5---12--3---5---0-|

James only (many strums.....)

 

-Again, the strumming pattern isn't perfect. Repeat the intro part and the

next verse. For that 2nd "shot full of diamonds", Billy slaps on a positive

Octaver. Also, add these licks over the 2nd intro (confused yet?)

 

|----------------/17b17.5----------------------------------------------|

|---15\13-vib.--------------15\13--------------------13b13.5-----------|

|---------------------------------14-12-----------12-------------------|

|---------------------------------------15--12h15----------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

"if by chance or circumstance we should fail

SLAP |-----------------------------------------------------------------------

ON |-----------------------------------------------------------------------

OCT- |-----------------------------------------------------------------------

AVER |------(12)b11b12b11b12-hold--12-11-10-9--------------------------------

HERE |---------------------------------------13-12-10--10----10---10\9-------

|-----------------------------------------------------------------------

 

don't be too sad... ...and a million years

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

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

------------------------------ -----17\16-vib.-----10b12--------------

---------------------10-/-12-- ---------------------------------------

--10---9---10---12------------ ---------------------------------------

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

 

the disappointed dis a pear

----------------------------13-----13-----13-----13------16b17---------|

------------------------------15p13--15p13--15p13--15p13---------------|

-------------------10--12---------------------------------------10--12-|

-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

THE LOUNGE ACT - unless your guitar plays backwards, play the following :)

"In a dream...wrist, t I knew w had forsaken...

|-------------------- -------------------------|

|-------------------- -------------------------|

|-------------------- -------------------------|

|----7b8b7---4------- -----0------2-----5------|

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

|-------------------- -----0------2-----5------|

 

t I Knew w h forsaken expelled f paradise

COR- |----------------------------------------------------------?------I------

GAN |-------------------------------------------------------------------N----

WITH |---11----------------------------11-------------------?---?-------S--T--

OCT- |------11-12-14-12----------/12------11-12-14------------------------O--O

AVER |---------------------12-10-------------------10----?-?-?-?-?----------L-

|--------------------------------------------------------?---------------O

? ? ? ? ?

 

- Those notes at the question marks still piss me off...

 

SOLO - the only thing I attempted here was the following:

...to my disease, of my needs...

|--------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|

|-11-11-11-11\10-10-10-10\9-9-9-9/12-12-12-12------|

|----------------------------------------------etc.|

|--9--9--9--9\-8--8--8--8\7-7-7-7/10-10-10-10------|

|--------------------------------------------------|

 

OUTRO - wait for bass to do 4 bars, then do a heavy pick scrape and play this:

"she really loves to break...

|--------------------------------------------------|r

|--------------------------------------------------|e

|--------------------------------------------------|p

|--0--0--0--7--0--0--0--0--10-10--0--9--9--9--2h3--|e

|--0--0--0--7--0--0--0--0--10-10--0--9--9--9--2h3--|a

|--0--0--0--7--0--0--0--0--10-10--0--9--9--9--2h3--|t

 

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