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Song: Perfect

Release: Adore

Artist: The Smashing Pumpkins

Authors: 1. LuNaG0dess <LuNaG0dess@aol.com>

2. Elijah Carlyle (frotus@juno.com)

3. Michael Ries <zero69mr@aol.com>

4. Craig Newnes <cnewnes@jetstream.net>

5. "syn" <ekc1@cec.wustl.edu>

Tuning: Eb (unless otherwise stated)

 

 

Intro: D-B-D-B-D-B-A-Em

 

D B D

i know we're just like old friends

B D

you just can't pretend

B A Em

that lovers make amends

D B D

we are reasons so unreal

B D

we can't help but feel

B A Em

that something has been lost

G Em D

so please you know you're just like me

G Em

next time i promise we'll be...

D B D B D

perfect, perfect, perfect

B D

strangers down the line

B D

lover out of time

B A Em

memories unwind

G Em D

so far i still know who you are

G Em D-B-D-B-D

but now i wonder who i was

D B D

angel you know it's not the end

B D

we'll always be good friends

B A Em

your letters have been sent on

G Em D

so please you always were so free

G Em

you'll see i promise we'll be

D B D

perfect, perfect

B D

strangers when we meet

B D

strangers on the street

B A Em

lovers walk asleep

D

perfect

B D

you know this has to be

B D

we always were so free

B A Em

we promise that we'll be

D B D B D B A

perfect, perfect, perfect

 

 

version 2

---------

 

tab by elijah carlyle (frotus@juno.com)

 

this was really hard to figure out--not only is NONE of it really guitar,

but it's tuned down about half of a chromatic step (although that

could have been my recording--tapes tend to slow down)

 

a B6 (i think it's a B6)

can be played like this:

 

-4-

-4-

-4-

-4-

-2-

---

 

and an F#m7 (i'm pretty sure about that one) is this:

 

-2----0-

-2----2-

-2-or-2- (if anyone knows a better way of playing an

-2----4- F#m7, please tell me)

-4----4-

-2------

 

E C#m E

And now we're just like old friends

C#m E

just can't pretend

C#m B6 F#m

lovers make amends

 

We are reasons so unreal

we can't help but feel

something has been lost

 

A F#m E

But please I know you're just like me

C#m A E

next time I promise we'll be perfect

E C#m

 

 

version 3

---------

 

Tabbed by Michael Ries

 

Here is another great song off ADORE,you're going to want to

use a clean electric guitar.When strumming use a percussive style and use muting

ocassionly,I would tab it out but would take to long and it would be pointless

so hopefully you can figure this out.Tune down 1/2 step.

 

Chords used

-----------

D# Cm Bb Fm

E x 3 x 1

B 8 4 3 1

G 8 5 3 1

D 8 5 3 3

A 6 3 1 3

E x x x 1

 

Fill 1:For intro keep playing an octave F sliding up to a G octave.

 

Fill 2

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

|-9-8--6--4-4--4-

|-------------------- This fill is used often throught the song but mainly

|-------------------- after the chorus part.I'm not gonna tab it out every time

|-------------------- so just listen and you'll hear it.

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

 

INTRO

D#-Cm-D#-Cm-Bb-Fm

 

VERSE

D# Cm D#

I Know we're just like old friends

Cm D#

we just can't pretend

Cm Bb Fm

That lovers make amends

D# Cm D#

We are reasons so unreal

Cm D#

We can't help but feel

Cm Bb Fm

that something has been lost

 

CHORUS

D# Fm D#

but please you know you're just like me

G# Fm D# Cm

next time I promise We'll be perfect

D# Cm D# Cm D#

perfect Perfect

 

VERSE

Cm D#

strangers down the line

Cm D#

lovers out of time

Cm Bb Fm

memories unwind

 

CHORUS

D# Fm D#

so far I still know who you are

G# Fm D#

but now I wonder who I was

 

BREAK

Cm-D#-Cm

 

VERSE

D# Cm D#

angel you know it's not the end

Cm D#

we'll always be good friends

Cm Bb Fm

the letters have been sent on

 

CHORUS

D# Fm D#

so please you always were so free

G# Fm D#

you'll see I promise we'll be perfect

Cm D# Cm D#

perfect

 

VERSE

Cm D#

strangers when we meet

Cm D#

strangers on the street

Cm Bb Fm

lovers while we sleep

D# Cm D#

Perfect you know this has to be

Cm D#

We always we're so free

Cm Bb Fm

we promised that we'd be

D# Cm D# Cm

Perfect Perfect

D# Cm D#

Perfect

 

Questions,comments or corrections.Mail me at zero69mr@aol.com

 

 

version 4

---------

 

Transcribed by Craig Newnes

Standard Tuning: E A D G B E

 

Chord Fingerings:

D Em D/A Bm

E| 2 0 2 2

B| 3 0 3 3

G| 2 0 2 4

D| 0 2 0 4

A| x 2 0 2

E| x 0 x x

 

 

Fig1

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

|-8-7-5-3-3-3--|

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

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

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

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

 

 

|D |Bm |D |Bm |D |Bm |D/A |Em |

 

D Bm D

I know we're just like old friends

Bm D

we just can't pretend

Bm D/A Em

that lovers make amends

 

D Bm D

we are reasons so unreal

Bm D

we can't help but feel

Bm D/A Em

that something has been lost

 

D Em D

but please you know you're just like me

D Em

next time I promise we'll be

D Bm

perfect

D Bm (with Fig1)

perfect

 

D Bm D

perfect strangers down the line

Bm D

lovers out of time

Bm D/A Em

memories unwind

 

D Em D

so far I still know who you are

D Em D Bm (with Fig1)

but now I wonder who I was

 

|D |Bm |(with Fig1)

 

D Bm D

angel you know it's not the end

Bm D

we'll always be good friends

Bm D/A Em

but the letters have been sent on

 

D Em D

so please you always were so free

D Em

you'll see I promise we'll be

D Bm (with Fig1)

perfect

 

D Bm D

perfect strangers when we meet

Bm D

strangers on the street

Bm D/A Em

lovers while we sleep

 

D

perfect

Bm D

you know this has to be

Bm D

we always we're so free

Bm D/A Em

we promised that we'd be

 

D Bm (with Fig1)

perfect

D Bm (with Fig1)

perfect

D Bm (with Fig1) D

perfect

 

 

******************************************************************

 

From: "syn" <ekc1@cec.wustl.edu>

 

And now for something completely different...

 

This song undoubtedly uses an alternate tuning.

If you listen closely to the Viper Room track of Perfect,

you'll notice that Billy tunes his A string up to B.

This was verified by watching his hands during the Letterman and

Regis & Kathy Lee performances.

 

The tabbed riffs are only meant to be references.

Play to the song and use natural strumming.

If you have no rhythm, go and beat yourself mercilessly with

knotted cords and whips to a metronome.

("If you are going to clap, you must clap in time").

 

 

Alt. Tuning (A to B)

E-B-D-G-B-E

 

Riff 1

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

|00--00-0|--------|

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

|24--24-4|-54-2-0-|

|33--33-3|000-0-00|

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

 

Riff 2

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

|-0--00-0|--------|

|-2--22-2|--------|

|-0--00-4|-54-2-0-|

|-3--33-3|000-0-00|

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

 

Dsus4/A E Min Gsus2

--- -0- ---

--- -0- -0-

-0- -0- -2-

-0- -2- -0-

-3- -0- ---

-5- -0- -3-

 

I'll leave it as an exercise for you to determine which

chord shapes/riffs are played where. Train your ear.

 

 

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