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Cherub Rock Acoustic Tab

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 Sang:    Cherub Rock (acoustic version)
 Release: Vieuphoria
 Artist:  The Smashing Pumpkins
 Author:   Aksel Lindstad
 Tuning:  standard

-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- 

Intro.  You can play the intro like this, or a way that sounds best for you,
listen to the song or see the video, then it is much more easier.

|---------(7)(7)---(12)----------------------
|-X--X-X--(7)(7)---(12)----------------------
|-X--X-X--(7)(7)---(12)----------------------
|-X--X-X--(7)(7)---(12)----------------------
|-X--X-X--(7)(7)---(12)----------------------
|-X--X-X--(7)(7)---(12)----------------------
  ^full hand
  near 9th fret

|--------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------
|---9-9---9-9---9--9-9---9-9-9---------------
|---X-X---X-X---X--X-X---X-X-X---------------
|---7-7---7-7---7--7-7---7-7-7---------------
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------

|--------------------------------------------
|---9-9---9-9---9--9-9---9-9-9---------------
|---X-X---X-X---X--X-X---X-X-X---------------
|---6-6---6-6---6--6-6---6-6-6---------------
|---X-X---X-X---X--X-X---X-X-X---------------
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------

|--------------------------------------------
|---1212--1212--12-1212--121212--------------
|---X-X---X-X---X--X-X---X-X-X---------------
|---9-9---9-9---9--9-9---9-9-9---------------
|---X-X---X-X---X--X-X---X-X-X---------------
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------

*1

I play it like this, it sounds wonderful, but you should see the video, the ones
with the * under them are kind of fast ghost notes that are strung upwards, you
will understand when you see the video. (Billy)
|----------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------
|-11\9--13--13/14---13~~-----11\9---11\9---13--
|-X-----x---X-------X--------X------X------x---
|-9-\7--11--11/12---11~~-----9-\7---9-\7---11--
|-0-----0---0-------0--------0------0------0---
        *                                  *

                                   
|-------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------
|-13/14---13~~-----11\9-----11--11--10--10-10-10--
|-X-------X--------X--------0---0---11--11-11-11--
|-11/12---11~~-----9-\7-----9---9---9---9- 9--9---
|-0-------0--------0--------10--10--x---x--x—-x---

Continues like this for vocals:
|---------------------------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------------------------
|-11\9--13--13/14---13~~-----11~~---11/13---13/14-13~~----
|-X-----x---X-------X--------X------X-------x-----x-------
|-9-\7--11--11/12---11~~-----9~~----9/11----11/13-11~~----
|-0-----0---0-------0-------(0)-----0-------0-------------
                          Here^ he starts to sing the second time he plays it
			  (^ repeat from here until you come to chords)
			  ----------------------------------(text: ”Freak  out”)
                          ----------------------------------(text: ”and give in”   
always ends this way:
|------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------
|-11~~--11---11-----10--10---10--10--------
|-x-----0----0------11--11---11--11--------
|-9~~---9----9------9---9----9---9---------
|-------10---10-----0---0----0---0---------
(text:”It doesn’t matter what you be live in)


Continue the figures over, the rest of the lyrics you can look up at blamo.org
or someplace similer.
               Strum the chords as you hear them in the song
C      G 
  So I am told
D   A     C  G 
Who wants Honey
   D     A               C   G
As long as there is some money
D    A          C   G
Who wants that Honey

Continue to next verse from the repeating section.


After the second chorus: ” who wants honey”
Comes the  
"Let me out" riff. (You should also hear the song to time the right strumming pattern.
E        D  A   C  G
Let, Let me out
E        D  A   C  G
Let, Let me out
E        D  A   C  G
Let, Let me out
E        D  A   C  G
Let, Let me out

After that there is a solo, which is hard, I only do something similar, see the
video, and you will see that there are a kind of pattern like this:

E-0-0--0-0--0-0--0--0--0-0--0--0--0-0--0--0--0--0--0--------------
B-9p11-9p11-9p11-9--11-0-0--0--0--0-0--0--0--0--0--0--------------
G-0-0--0-0--0-0--0--0--9-11-11-11-9/11-11-11/13-13/14~~~----------
D-0-0--0-0--0-0--0--0--0-0--0--0--0-0--0--0--0--0--0--------------
A-0-0--0-0--0-0--0--0--0-0--0--0—-7/9—-9--9/-11-11/12~~~----------
E-0-0--0-0--0-0--0--0--0-0--0--0--0-0--0--0---0--0-0--------------

          
E-0-0--0-0--0-0--0--0--0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----
B-9p11-9p11-9p11-9--11-0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----
G-0-0--0-0--0-0--0--0--9-11-11-11-11/13-13-13/14-14/16~~~-
D-0-0--0-0--0-0--0--0--0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----
A-0-0--0-0--0-0--0--0--0-0--0--0—-9/ 11—11-11/12-12-14~~~-
E-0-0--0-0--0-0--0--0--0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0-0-0-0--------
         
Then do the same pull-off beginning, and end with sliding down and up with the
same octave-pattern.
 And end with: 
|-----------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------
|-11--11---11-----10--10---10--10---------
|-x---0----0------11--11---11--11---------
|-9---9----9------9---9----9---9----------
|-----10---10-----0---0----0---0----------

Back to chord progression and chorus.
End with this two times:
|--------------------------
|--------------------------
|11~~---11/13---13/14-13~~-
|X------X-------X------x---
|9~~----9/11----11/13-11~~-
|0------0------(0)-----0---

and last finish: (wrong strumming pattern, but right places to hold, Listen to the song;)

|--------------------------------------------------14--14--0-0--
|----------------------------------------------------------0-0--
|---14-14--14-14--13-13--13-13--11-11-11-11--14-14-14--14--1-1--
|---X--X---X--X---x--x---x--x---x--x--x--x---x--x--x---x---2-2--
|---12-12--12-12—-11-11--11-11--9--9--9--9---12-12-12--12--2-2--
|---0--0-0-0-0-0--0--0---0--0---0--0--0--0---0--0—0---0----0-0--
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TobyFellrunners wrote on September 19 2007, 08:40 am

Great tab, but I think its played in Eb tuning, half a step down, cause that's what the Pumpkins play in more often than not.
Good job anyway!!

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lonely gnome wrote on January 17 2009, 03:12 pm

well done

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idehass wrote on August 21 2009, 09:09 am

Great tab, you can also play the E chord in the beginning verse if your just wanting the rhythm

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