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CHERUB ROCK 
by Smashing Pumpkins - SOLO

(w/ heavy distortion & flanger)

		      preB---R                      /B\ 
|-----------------------(17)15-------|-------------19(21)--19----------|
|-/17--------------------------------|----17-19-17---------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
		      (slow)             A.H.
|-17-19-19-16-17-16----/B\-----------|-/21(22)\------------------------|
|------------------17-19(21)---------|-/------\-----/14(15)------------|
|------------------------------------|--------\-----/------------------|
|------------------------------------|--------------/------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
			(very
|--/P\-------------------slow)-------|---------------------------------|
|-15-12------------------/B\---------|---------------------------------|
|-------13--11-9-11-13-11---(12)\----|-11(12)\/------------------------|
|-------------------------------\----|-------\/12(14)\-----------^^^^^^|
|-------------------------------\----|-------\/------\11--9--7---9-----|
|-------------------------------\----|-------\/------------------------|

|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|^^---/B\------------------9----11---|-11(12)--(12)11------------------|
|-9--9(10)--9------------------------|-----------------12--------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|

     tell me all_________ of your       se______crets
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^----------------|---/B\-----^^^^^^^^^^^^----------|
|-12---------------------------------|--12(14)--12---------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
     cannot help      but    be________  lieve        this    is   true
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---8---7-------------------------|
|------------------------------------|-----------------7---------------|
|------------------------------------|-------------------------9----7--|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|     
      tell me all_________ of your       se______crets               I
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|----/B\-/R\----------------------|
|------------------------------------|---7-(9)---7---------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 know,I know, I know, I should have   listened   when I was    told
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------(feedback one--|---------------------------------|
|-^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^-octave above)^|^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^|
|-7----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
	 Who wants      that            ho______ney
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------(17)15-----------------------|-----S---------------------------|
|---------------14-------------------|--12-\11--7----------------------|
|------------------------------------|-----\---------------------------|
|------------------------------------|--10-\-9--5----------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   As long     as there's  some         mo______ney                so
|-------------/R\--------------------|---/B\--/R\----------------------|
|-----------(17)15-------------------|--15(17)---15--------------------|
|--14----------------------14--------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   Who            wants      that       ho_____________      
|-----P.H.-(one octave----15-14------|---------------------------------|
|---/B\--/R\---above)------------15--|---------------------------------|
|--14(16)---14-----------------------|--14-----------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   ney                     Let me       out
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---/B\-^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^-(hold-w/-feedback until return to main riff)|
|--14(16)----------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|



-- Tom Parker (not Lynnette) - I'll have my own Internet account soon.
    Really!



From: CECARMAN@miavx1.acs.muohio.edu

cherub rock -- smashing pumpkins
-----------
re-transcribed by chris carman (cecarman@miavx1.acs.muohio.edu)
thanks (in part) to Guitar World Magazine

I decided to re-tab my earlier cherub rock tab because, basically, it wasn't
very good.  Anyways, here it is:

----12-12---12-12---12---12-12---12-12-12-----  repeat 6x,
----------------------------------------------  clean guitar,
-----9--9----9--9----9----9--9----9--9--9-----  straight eighths
----------------------------------------------  except for tie
-----7--7----7--7----7----7--7----7--7--7-----  where the space
--0-------0-------0------------0----------0---  is


-------------------------------------  4x with heavy dist.,
-------------------------------------  lots of guitar noise,
-----9-9---9-9---9---9-9---9-9-9-----  then play:
-------------------------------------
-----7-7---7-7---7---7-7---7-7-7-----
---0-----0-----0---------0-------0---



-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----13-13---13-13---13---13-13---13-13-13-----
-----------------------------------------------
-----11-11---11-11---11---11-11---11-11-11-----
---0-------0-------0------------0----------0---



-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----16-16---16-16---16---16-16---16\----------
-----------------------------------x\----------
-----14-14---14-14---14---14-14---14\----------
---0-------0-------0------------0--x\----------


then play Riff 1 twice:

                   vib.        
------------------------------------
------------------------------------
--11\9-----13/14---13----11\9-------
------------------------------------
---9\7-----11/12---11-----9\7-------
-------0-0-------0----0-0-----0-0--- and then these two triad chords:

--------------------
--------------------
---2---2-x----------
---4---4-x--2---2---
---5---5-x--4---4---
------------5---5---

then Riff 1 once along with Riff 1a variation, just don't pull
off of the 9 on the A string and slide back up to the 11th like
this:

Riff 1a:---------------------|V

----------------------------|------------------------------
----------------------------|------------------------------
--11\9-----13/14---13----11-|-11/13-----13/14---13----11---
----------------------------|------------------------------
---9\7-----11/12---11-----9-|--9/11-----11/12---11-----9--  ...etc
-------0-0-------0----0-0---|-------0-0-------0----0-0-----

(see chords formations at the end of the file:)

[verse]
Freak out, give in,
        Dmaj            Amaj
Doesn't matter what you all believe in
               Dmaj          Amaj
Stay cool, and be somebody's fool this year
                        Dmaj              Amaj
'Cause they know who is righteous what is bold
C        G
  So I'm told

[chorus]
D   A     C  G      D    A               C  G
Who wants honey, as long as there's some money
D   A          C
Who wants that honey..

[verse]
                     Dmaj              Amaj
Hipsters unite, come align for the big fight to rock for you
                     Dmaj              Amaj   
But beware all those angels with their wings glued on
                        Dmaj                  Amaj
'Cause deep down we are frightened and we are scared
C              G
  If you don't stare

[chorus]

[bridge]
E  D5     A(ii)  C5  G5/D
   Let me out
E    D5     A(ii)  C5  G5/D
Let  let me out
E    D5     A(ii)  C5  G5/D
Let  let me out
E    D5     A(ii)  C5  G5/D
Let..let me out....

Then play this riff, similar to the opening one:
------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------
----9-9---9-9---9---9-9---9-9-9-----13-13---13-13---13---13-
------------------------------------------------------------
----7-7---7-7---7---7-7---7-7-7-----11-11---11-11---11---11-
--0-----0-----0---------0-------0-0-------0-------0---------

------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------
-13---13-13-13-----16-16---16-16---16---16-16---16-16-16----
------------------------------------------------------------
-11---11-11-11-----14-14---14-14---14---14-14---14-14-14----
----0----------0-0-------0-------0------------0----------0--


---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
---19-19---19-19---21---21-21----------
--------------------------------x\-x\--  into the guitar solo...
---17-17---17-17---19---19-19---x\-x\--
-0-------0-------0------------0-x\-x\--  

Play these chords under the solo:

Dmaj - Amaj - E
Dmaj - Amaj - E
Dmaj - Amaj - E
Dmaj - Amaj - C - G

D         A           C  G  
  Tell me all of your secrets
D        A          C     G
  Cannot help but believe this is true
D         A           C  G
  Tell me all of your secrets
  D             A                 C                   G
I know I know I know, should have listened when I was told.

[chorus]

The lead "weedle-a" guitar parts for "Tell me all.." are as follows:

          vib....    vib.   sustain,vib.      sustain,vib.
---10(12)-b10-----------|---10b12--b10\---------------------
------------------------|---------------------10------------
---------------12-11----|-----------------------------------
---------------------12-|-----------------------------------
------------------------|-----------------------------------
------------------------|-----------------------------------

            vib.                                vib.
---10b12b10-----------------10b12b10-----10b12--b10---------
------------10-----------10----------10---------------------
----------------12-11---------------------------------------
----------------------12------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------

                       vib.     slow bend    feedback, vib.
---17b19--17--15p14-----------------------------------------
--------------------15-10--\----10b12--------10(12)---------
---------------------------\-----------------10(11)---------
---------------------------------------------10-------------
------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------

back into Riff 1 once, and Riff 1a seven times through the end.
play this through the end, after the riff has been played four
times... use 16th note strums, one measure on each chord except
for the end chord, which you can figure out by listening to the
song.                      hold          guitar noise
------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------
--13---14---16---19---------1---1\--x-----------
----------------------0-----2---2\--x-----------
--11---12---14---17---0-----2---2\--x-----------
--0----0----0----0----------0---0\--------------

Chord formations:

    Dmaj      Amaj       D         A         C         G
   x   xx       xxx      x xx     o   x      x xx      x xx
   IIIIII    IIIIII  9-I*IIII  9-*II*II  7-I*IIII  2-I*IIII
   III*II    II*III    *IIIII    IIII*I    *IIIII    *IIIII
   IIIIII    IIIIII    III*II    II*III    III*II    III*II
   II*III    I*IIII    21 3      T 312     21 3      21 3
   I*IIII    *IIIII
    431      431

     E         D5       A(ii)      C5       G5/D
   o x xx       xxx    xo xxx       xxx        xx
11-I*IIII 10-*IIIII 11-II*III  8-*IIIII 10-**IIII  
   IIIIII    IIIIII    IIIIII    IIIIII    IIIIII
   III*II    I**III    IIIIII    I**III    II**II
    1 3      133         2       133       1133

There ya go.  If you have any questions, or would like to be added to the
Smashing Pumpkins guitar mailing list (unless you're already on it, which you
are if you receive this through the mail), then email me at my address.  Later,
-Chris Carman
-cecarman@miavx1.acs.muohio.edu

---eof---


From: neil-mardis@augustana.edu (neil-mardis)
Subject: re:Cherub Rock

I haven't heard the accoustic version but i think that the following is
close to the version from the CD. . .

intro:
e------------------------------------||--------------------------------------
b------------------------------------||--------------------------------------
g---9-9---9-9---9-----9-9---9-9-9----||-13-13---13-13---13--13-13--13-13-13--
d------------------------------------||--------------------------------------
a---7-7---7-7---7-----7-7---7-7-7----||-11-11---11-11---11--11-11--11-11-11--
e-0-----0-----0-----------0--------0-||0-------0------0-----------0--------0-
  ^       ^       ^         ^         ^         ^        ^         ^

e--------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------||
b--------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------||
g--16-16---16-16----16---16-16----16-16-16---||11\9------13\14---13-----11\9------||
d--------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------||
a--14-14---14-14----14---14-14----14-14-14---||-9\7------11\12---11------9\7------||
e-0------0--------0------------0-----------0-||------0-0-------0-----0-0------0-0-||

Repeat the first bar. The next two bars lead into the verses. 
The verses use the last bar (repeated twice) and then D and A for 2
beats each.

The chorus goes something like:

   D  A  C  G

The bridge is 

   E   D (D5?)  A    C    G/D(D5?)

I think that's most of it. you might try moving ther chords up and down
the neck. I've never seen it played live so i'm really not sure how
billy corgan does it.

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swazi9er wrote on April 21 2002, 12:00 am

My friend thinks this is a pretty good tab, but I'm a bassist. Oh and By the way, the Pumpkin's lead guitarist is James Iha.

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beaney79 wrote on May 12 2002, 12:00 am

shit-hot tab, man

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meaning_of_life wrote on November 3 2002, 12:00 am

james iha does most of the leads, but billy corgan does the solo on this song.
pretty good tabs, but im getting the book soon and ill post it the right way. nice job though

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