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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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From: buddd@harrier.sasknet.sk.ca
Date: Thu,  9 Nov 95 11:58:02 PST

From: Trevor Mintz  @ SaskPower
Subject: Tab for 'Bodies'

"Bodies'  from the album Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness by the Smashing Pumpkins

First off, use what Billy calls 'grunge tuning' (dropped D).  Then take that Dropped D and tune it down a
half step to a C#.  In the last guitar world interview  Billy said the whole album was tuned down a half 
to get a deeper sound.  After that, the song is quite easy.

Major distortion
"Love is suicide...."
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--3333333333/777777777777\22222222222/333333333-----------------------|
--3333333333/777777777777\22222222222/333333333-----------------------|
--3333333333/777777777777\22222222222/333333333-----------------------|

change #1 "...casualties of their own past...."

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--2222222222/777777777777\55555555555\222222222-----------------------|
--2222222222/777777777777\55555555555\222222222-----------------------|
--2222222222/777777777777\55555555555\222222222-----------------------|

change #2 "...nobody ..."

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--5555555555/777777777777\222222222/55555555555-----------------------|
--5555555555/777777777777\222222222/55555555555-----------------------|
--5555555555/777777777777\222222222/55555555555-----------------------|

I can't remember exactly where in the lyrics the changes are but once
you listen to the song you'll know where they are & where changes  #1 and #2 go.
Be patient with my instructions, this is my first posting.  Recommendation: use a light pick to get that 
guitar attack.  Cheers to everyone else who has posted tabs. Much appreciated. I'm waiting
for help with the rest of the songs off this double album masterpiece.  Especially 'To forgive' & 'Jellybelly'.


Date: Tue, 14 Nov 1995 12:31:20 -0800 (PST)
From: FateGrinder <wzombie@netcom.com>
Subject: TAB: Bodies by Smashing Pumpkins

bodies -- Smashing Pumpkins (billy corgan)
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transcribed by Paul Scheidt (wzombie@netcom.com)

one of the new, improved, gonna-kill-your-family tunes off the double album,
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness...

Tuning: (Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) dropped-D with whole guitar down a half step

intro note
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---7---|   over and over for the entirety of the intro
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E5  Ab5  Eb5
E5  Ab5  Eb5
E5  Ab5  Eb5
E5  Ab5  Eb5

E5       Ab5     Eb5  E5     Ab5    Eb5    E5
Cast the pearls aside, of a simple life of need
E5     Ab5   Eb5     E5    Ab5  Eb5
Come into my life forever

Eb5           Db5    Gb5     Eb5
The crumbled cities stand as known
Eb5      Db5      Gb5       Eb5
of the sights you have been shown
Eb5    Db5      Gb5       Eb5
of the hurt you call your own
Eb5              Db5  Gb5
<you know, you know>


chorus 1
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---10---|
--------| with either a phaser or wah pedal, I can't tell..
---7----| play above following line
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E5      Ab5 Eb5
Love is suicide  (x4)


Gb5       E5     Ab5      Gb5
The empty bodies stand at rest
Gb5    E5       Ab5       Gb5
Casualties of their own flesh
Gb5       E5       Ab5   Gb5 E5    Ab5
Afflicted by their dispo-sse-ssion


chorus 2
B5      C#5   E5    B5
But no bodies ever knew
B5 C#5  E5  B5
No-body-s
B5   C#5   E5       B5
No bodies felt like you
B5 C#5  E5
No-body-s


quiet part
----------12----12---12---|
-------10---10--10---10---|
----10----------10---10---| play this REAL close to the bridge for that music
--------------------------| box kinda sound.. slight hint of chorus, too..
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Love is suicide, love is suicide, love is suicide, love is.. love..


solo part
E5             Ab5       Eb5  E5
       Now we drive the night
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---2---7---9--7-----9---9b10r9~\----|
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E5            Ab5        Eb5  E5
       to the ironies of peace
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---2---7--9--9b10r9--9-7-9----|
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E5               Ab5    Eb5   E5   Ab5  Eb5
       You can't help deny forever
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---2---7---9----9b10r9--7--5-7-9~~\----|
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Eb5       Db5   Gb5     Eb5
The tragedies reside in you
Eb5        Db5    Gb5     Eb5
The secret sights hide in you
Eb5        Db5     Gb5          Eb5
The lonely nights divide you in two
Eb5          Db5  Gb5
<in two, in two>

Gb5    E5       Ab5   Gb5
All my blisters now revealed
Gb5    E5         Ab5  Gb5
In the darkness of my dreams
Gb5    E5     Ab5  Gb5   E5  Ab5
In the spaces in between us


chorus 2 with just one guitar

then chorus 2 with two guitars, and one angry Billy Corgan.. :)

then chorus 1 again

end on Db5, then pull the plug outta your guitar and do strange things with it

chord formations
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Db5  000xxx
Eb5  222xxx
E5   333xxx
Gb5  555xxx
Ab5  x0222x
B5   x3555x
C#5  x5777x
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jp1309 wrote on May 11 2014, 03:44 pm

Great Tab! One thing that is not quite accurate is the verses. The notes are correct, but the A string is supposed to be muted, forming an octave chord. The rest is played using the standard drop D chord.

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