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Black Balloon Tab

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Black Balloon 
by the Goo Goo Dolls
(tabbed by Julian CHin)
(http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Breakers/6111)

This is a cool song actually, don't know why they haven't made this as
a single yet.

Tuning:
C#-G#-C#-G#-C#-C#
(the tunings are also Db-Ab-Db-Ab-Db-Db, they're the same as the above
tunings actually)

Crds:
D  000000
G  550000
E  x77000
D2 x55000
B  990000
A  770000
F# 440000
E2 220000

Riff 1:             
C# -------0-------0-------0---
C# -----0-------0-------0-----
G# ---0-------0-------0-------
C# ---------------------------
G# -2-------4-------5---------
C# ---------------------------

Intro:
(rhythm figure 1)
C# -------------------------|--------------------------
C# -------------------------|--------------------------
G# --12---------------------|--12----------------------
C# --12-----7---5---7---12--|--12-----9---5-------5----
G# --12---------------------|--12-------------9--------
C# --12---------------------|--12----------------------

(4 times)

D-G-D-G (with rhythm figure 1 - 2 more times)


Verse: (with rhythm figure 1)
D                              G
Baby's black balloon makes her fly
D                       G
I almost fell into that hole in your life
D                               G   
And you're not thinking about tomorrow 
       (riff 1)
'cause you were the same as me 
             E    D2
But on your knees

D-G-D-G

(verse2)

Chorus:
B      A        G            D
Comin' down the world turned over
    B      A        G       D
And angels fall without you there
    B    A     G       D
And I go on as you get colder
   G       A      
Or are you someone's prayer

D-G-D-G

(verse3)

(chorus)

Bridge:
F#-G-B-A
F#-G B-A-G G-G-F#-E   (slide up to G)
F#            G             A
And there's no time left for losin'
When you stand they fall

(chorus)x2

F
All because I'm
E
And I'll become
G                  D
What you became to me

End

(Corrections and Comments are welcomed)
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revel wrote on April 30 2002, 12:00 am

I have read other tabs before, and they aren't as good as this one. I'm still not sure about the intro, but that might be because they have a delay in or something on the cd. Great song though, I'm giving it a five.

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nodefense wrote on May 4 2002, 12:00 am

This is a great tab, man. I love this song. good job!

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af2w131f wrote on August 9 2004, 12:00 am

I feel like correcting your tab, only the intro tho, I watched many live videos of this song and this is totally correct for the harmonics. I'm not sure what the guitar is tuned to but this is it. Add a little delay and reverb for the right effect. I love harmics and this is my fav harmonic riff along side of eve 6's think twice songs harmonic intro.

Db|-------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------4--5---------------------|
Ab|--7---5-4-5---7----------4--5--------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------|

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