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Black Balloon Tab

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Intro:
I'm not 100% sure that the beginning riff is correct, but it sounds really close. Also,
even after listening to this song a dozen of times, I still can't figure out how Rzeznik
gets that jangly sound on this riff. I was thinking maybe it's a pitch shifter, phaser, 
chorus or even some delay effect, or maybe it's not even a guitar in the beginning,
because I've noticed they play it on keyboards live. Anyway, if anyone knows how to get 
this sound, please feel free to explain in the comments. :)

Tuning: EBGDAE (Standard)

E|-----------------------14-----------------|
B|------14-14--------(14)---15--14-14h15----|
G|----14-----(14)------------------------14-|
D|--12-----------12-------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

or:
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E|----------------2-------------|
B|----2-2------(2)--3--2-2h3----|
G|---2---(2)-----------------2--|
D|-0---------0------------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|

The guitar comes in:

D,G,D,G,D,G

Chords used:
D:    xxx232
G:    320003
Hm:   x2443x
A/C#: xx244x
A:    xx22xx
F#:   244xxx
G*:   3xx005


Verse 1:
D                             G
Baby's black balloon makes her fly
D                       G
I almost fell into that hole in your life..
D                         G
You're not thinking 'bout tommorrow

Then he plays something like this:


Hm       A/C#         D
Cause you were the same as me
G           A
But on your knees

D,G,D,G,D,G

Verse 2:
A thousand other boys could never reach you
How could I have been the one?
I saw the world spin beneath you..
And scattered like ice from the spoon
There was your womb

Chorus:
Bm     A        G            D
Comin' down the world turned over
Bm     A        G       D
Angels fall without you there
    Bm   A     G       D
And I go on as you get colder
G      A          D
Are you someone's prayer?

D,G,D,G,D,G

Verse 3:
You know the lies they always told you?
And the love you never knew
What's the things they never showed you?
That swallowed the light from the sun
Inside your room, yeah

Chorus

Instrumental bit:


F#-G-Bm-A - 2x
F#-G-Bm-A-G
G*-Bm-A-G

A|-------|
E|--5/10-|

Bridge:
F#          G                A
And there's no time left for losin
Bm                A
When you stand they fall yeah

Chorus

Ending line:

G     A
All because I'm 2x
    G
And I'll become
     A             D
What you became to me

Play intro riff a few times till the end.
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Tanner Streeter wrote on July 7 2013, 05:27 pm

The intro is actually harmonics.

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