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#-------------------------------------------------------------------------#
#                      "BLACK HOLE SUN" by Soundgarden                    #
#                     From the 1994 album "SUPERUNKNOWN"                  #
#-------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Similar to other posts but with rythm and solo differences.
*Includes lyrical corrections (based off album cover) to earlier post

Gtr I (D* A* D* G* B* E*) - Rythm 'Chris Cornell' Distortion
Gtr II (D* A* D* G* B* E*) - Lead 'Kim Thayil' Distortion
Gtr III (D* A* D* G* B* E*) - Solo 'Kim Thayil' With Wah (pre-recorded)

*All are half a semitone sharp

Track 07 Length: 5:18

60 BPM (variable)

Intro 0:00

 Gtr I (Let all notes ring)

    Gsus4                                  F                    Em
e*|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|------------------|
B*|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|------------------|
G*|----------5--------|-------------5----|----------5--------|-------------4----|
D*|-------5------5----|----------5-------|-------3------3----|----------2-------|
A*|----5------------5-|-------5----------|----3------------3-|-------2----------|
D*|-5-----------------|-5--8-------------|-3-----------------|-0--2-------------|


 Gtr II w/ slide and slight echo effect

e*|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B*|------------------12s15==========h17s==10(10)b11=r10\8=====================/=|
G*|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D*|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A*|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D*|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


 Gtr I

      Dsus4#               D7
e*|---------------------|------------------|------------------------------------|
B*|---------------------|------------------|------------------------------------|
G*|-------------1-------|-------------2----|------------------------------------|
D*|----------1-----1----|----------0-------|------------------------------------|
A*|-------1-----------1-|-------3----------|------------------------------------|
D*|-0--1----------------|-1--0-------------|------------------------------------|


 Gtr II (Hold D note 4 seconds into verse then slide down and off)

e*|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B*|-11================s==15=====================================================|
G*|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D*|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A*|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D*|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse 0:16

 Gtr I  w/ Leslie Effect (similar to chorus effect)

     G/Em                   Gm             F                      G/Em
e*|----------12---------------------10---|---------13------------------------12----|
B*|o-----12------12----12-------11-------|-----13------13----13----------12--------|
G*|--12-------------12------12-----------|-10-------------10------10/12------------|
D*|--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
A*|o-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
D*|--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
 In my eyes,    indisposed,        in disguis   as  no-one  knows...

 Gtr I

    D#                     Dsus                  G/Em        G7          G#                        
e*|---------11---------------------10-----------|-------12----------10----------11--||
B*|-----11------11----11-------10------10----10-|----12----------12----------13----o||
G*|-12-------------12------12-------------12----|-12-------12-10-------10-13--------||
D*|---------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
A*|---------------------------------------------|----------------------------------o||
D*|---------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
 Hides the face,     lies the snake,         the sun in my disgrace...
  
 0:35
 
             G/Em                 Gm                   F               G/Em
 Boiling heat,     summer stench,         'neath the black the sky looks dead.
             D#                   Dsus                 G/Em     G7     G#           
 Call  my  name    through    the  cream   and  I'll  hear you  scream again.


Pre-chorus 0:55

 Gtrs I & II

e*|------------------|------------------|------------|------------|---------------|
B*|------------------|------------------|------------|------------|----------3----|
G*|----------1-------|----------2-------|------------|------------|-------3-----3-|
D*|-------1------1---|-------0-----0----|-------5----|-------5----|----3----------|
A*|----1-----------1-|----3-----------3-|----5-----5-|----5-----5-|-1-------------|
D*|-1----------------|-0----------------|-5----------|-3----------|---------------|
 Black hole  sun won't you come      and    wash    away   the   rain?


 Gtr I 

e*|------------------|------------------|----------------|-2--------------------|
B*|------------------|------------------|------5h6-5-----|-3--------------------|
G*|----------1-------|----------2-------|-5----5------5--|-2--------------------|
D*|-------1------1---|-------0-----0----|-5----5------5--|-0--------------------|
A*|----1-----------1-|----3-----------3-|-3-----------3--|-0--------------------|
D*|-1----------------|-0----------------|----------------|-x--------------------|


 Gtr II

e*|------------------|------------------|----------------|-2--------------------|
B*|------------------|------------------|-5----5-6-5-----|-3--------------------|
G*|----------1-------|----------2-------|-5----5------5--|-2--------------------|
D*|-------1------1---|-------0-----0----|-5----5------5--|-4--------------------|
A*|----1-----------1-|----3-----------3-|-3--------------|-5--------------------|
D*|-1----------------|-0----------------|----------------|----------------------|
 Black hole  sun won't you come-- won't you come, won't you come?


Verse 1:14

           G/Em                 Gm                  F                 G/Em
 Stutter-ing,         cold and damp,     steal the warm wind   tired  friend.
             D#                   Dsus              G/Em      G7       G#           
 Times are   gone    for   honest men and sometimes  far too   long for  snakes.


             G/Em                 Gm                   F               G/Em
 In my shoes,         a walking sleep,        and my youth I pray to keep.
             D#                   Dsus        G/Em        G7        G#           
 Heaven   send     hell  away, no-one        sings like   you    anymore.


Pre-chorus 1:53

 Gtrs I & II

e*|------------------|-------------------|------------|------------|---------------|
B*|------------------|-------------------|------------|------------|----------3----|
G*|----------1-------|----------2--------|------------|------------|-------3-----3-|
D*|-------1------1---|-------0-----0-----|-------5----|-------5----|----3----------|
A*|----1-----------1-|----3-----------3--|----5-----5-|----5-----5-|-1-------------|
D*|-1----------------|-0-----------------|-5----------|-3----------|---------------|
 Black hole  sun won't you come      and   wash   away   the   rain?


 Gtr I 

e*|------------------|-------------------|----------------|---------------|
B*|------------------|-------------------|-3----3--3---3--|-1-------3-----|
G*|----------1-------|----------2--------|-5----5--5---5--|-3----3-----3--|
D*|-------1------1---|-------0-----0-----|-5----5--5---5--|-3----3--------|
A*|----1-----------1-|----3-----------3--|-3----3--3---3--|-1----1--------|
D*|-1----------------|-0-----------------|----------------|---------------|

 Gtr II

e*|------------------|-------------------|----------------|-1-------------|
B*|------------------|-------------------|-5----5h6-5-----|-1-------3-----|
G*|----------1-------|----------2--------|-5----5------5--|-3----3-----3--|
D*|-------1------1---|-------0-----0-----|-5----5------5--|-3----3--------|
A*|----1-----------1-|----3-----------3--|-3--------------|-1----1--------|
D*|-1----------------|-0-----------------|----------------|-1----1--------|
 Black hole  sun won't you come-- won't you co--me?



 Gtrs I & II

e*|------------------|------------------|------------|------------|---------------|
B*|------------------|------------------|------------|------------|----------3----|
G*|----------1-------|----------2-------|------------|------------|-------3-----3-|
D*|-------1------1---|-------0-----0----|-------5----|-------5----|----3----------|
A*|----1-----------1-|----3-----------3-|----5-----5-|----5-----5-|-1-------------|
D*|-1----------------|-0----------------|-5----------|-3----------|---------------|
 Black hole  sun won't you come      and    wash   away   the   rain?


 Gtr I 

e*|------------------|-------------------|
B*|------------------|-------------------|
G*|----------1-------|----------2--------|
D*|-------1------1---|-------0-----0-----|
A*|----1-----------1-|----3-----------3--|
D*|-1----------------|-0-----------------|


 Gtr II

e*|------------------|-------------------|
B*|------------------|-------------------|
G*|----------1-------|----------2--------|
D*|-------1------1---|-------0-----0-----|
A*|----1-----------1-|----3-----------3--|
D*|-1----------------|-0-----------------|
 Black hole  sun won't you come-- 

Chorus 2:26

 Gtr I

e*|---3---3--3---3--|-1---1--1---1--|-2---2--2---2---||
B*|o--3---3--3---3--|-1---1--1---1--|-3---3--3---3--o||
G*|---5---5--5---5--|-3---3--3---3--|-2---2--2---2---||
D*|---5---5--5---5--|-3---3--3---3--|-0---0--0---0---||
A*|o--3---3--3---3--|-1---1--1---1--|-0---0--0---0--o||
D*|---3---3------3--|-1---1---------|-x---x--x---x---||
                                                     4x  

 Gtr II

e*|-----------------|-1-------------|----------------||
B*|o--5---5h6-5-----|-1---3h4-3-----|---------------o||
G*|---5---5------5--|-3---3------3--|-7---7--7---7---||
D*|---5---5------5--|-3---3------3--|-7---7--7---7---||
A*|o--3-------------|-1-------------|-5---5--5---5--o||
D*|-----------------|-1-------------|-0---0--0---0---||
                                                     4x

Won't you co--me?    Black hole sun, black hole sun. (x4)

Solo Rythm 2:53

 Gtr I & II

e*|------------------------------------||
B*|o-----------------------------5----o||
G*|------------------------------4-----||
D*|----------------------4---3---0-----||
A*|o--3--2---0---2/3--5--4---3---x----o||
D*|-------------------5--4---3---3-----||


 Gtr III w/ wah pedal (fades in)
    \.5/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/*
e*|------------------------------------|
B*|------------------------------------|
G*|--7=b-7--7b-7b--7-7--7br7-7--7br7-7-|
D*|------------------------------------|
A*|------------------------------------|
D*|------------------------------------|
 * Rapid, shallow whammy dives (possibly octave compression)

 Gtr III
      \.5/\/\/
e*|--------------17-17-17-17tr15-15-15-15\-|---------------------------|
B*|----------------------------------------|-5h8-7-----5-----3---------|
G*|--7---7-7--7----------------------------|-------7h9---5h7---5=h7~~~-|
D*|----------------------------------------|---------------------------|
A*|----------------------------------------|---------------------------|
D*|----------------------------------------|---------------------------|

 Gtr III

e*|-12h15-12h15p12-12-12=\-|-----------------------------------------------|
B*|------------------------|-------13-13-12--------------------------------|
G*|------------------------|-12h14----------14-12-12----12=b=13=r=12-14-14=|
D*|------------------------|-------------------------14--------------------|
A*|------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
D*|------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|

 Gtr III
                                 PM PM
e*|---------|-8-----------------------------------------------------|
B*|---------|---8-11b=13r11\6/13-13-13-13b=15~~r13-10h13p10-8h10p8--|
G*|=14(14)\-|-------------------------------------------------------|
D*|---------|-------------------------------------------------------|
A*|---------|-------------------------------------------------------|
D*|---------|-------------------------------------------------------|

 Gtr III

e*|-5h8p5------------------------------------------10--10/12=-|-12p10-12b13=r12-|
B*|-------8p5---5h8-------------------------10----------------|-----------------|
G*|-----------7-----7p5-7p5--7b=8=r7~~\5/12--0--12------------|-----------------|
D*|-----------------------------------------------------------|-----------------|
A*|-----------------------------------------------------------|-----------------|
D*|-----------------------------------------------------------|-----------------|

 Gtr III
                    PM
e*|-10-12=b13r12-10-10-12=b13r12-10-12-13-12-10-12-13-12-(0)-12-13-15-13-12----13-12---------------|
B*|-------------------------------------------------------------------------13-------13~~-12h13p12-|
G*|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D*|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A*|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D*|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


 Gtr I

e*|-------10=========/12=\-----|
B*|--------x-------------------|
G*|--------0-------------------|
D*|-3=/5---0-------------------|
A*|-3=/5-----------------------|
D*|-3=/5-----------------------|

 Gtr I

e*|----------------------------|
B*|----------------------------|
G*|----------------------------|
D*|-3=/5--5--------------------|
A*|-3=/5--5--------------------|
D*|-3=/5--5--------------------|

 Gtr III

e*|----------------------------|
B*|-(12)~~---------------------|
G*|----------12h14p12~~~~~~~\--|
D*|----------------------------|
A*|----------------------------|
D*|----------------------------|


Verse 3:26

                G/Em                 Gm                F                 G/Em
 Hang  my  head,         drown my fear,       'till you all just dis-a-ppear.


Pre-chorus 3:37

 Gtrs I & II

e*|-----|------------------|------------------|--------------|------------|---------------|
B*|-----|------------------|------------------|--------------|------------|----------3----|
G*|-----|----------1-------|----------2-------|--------------|------------|-------3-----3-|
D*|-----|-------1------1---|-------0-----0----|---------5----|-------5----|----3----------|
A*|-----|----1-----------1-|----3-----------3-|------5-----5-|----5-----5-|-1-------------|
D*|-12\-|-1----------------|-0----------------|-3/5----------|-3----------|---------------|
 Black hole  sun won't you come      and    wash   away   the   rain?


 Gtr I 

e*|------------------|------------------|---------------|--------------|
B*|------------------|------------------|-3---3--3---3--|-1------3-----|
G*|----------1-------|----------2-------|-5---5--5---5--|-3---3-----3--|
D*|-------1------1---|-------0-----0----|-5---5--5---5--|-3---3--------|
A*|----1-----------1-|----3-----------3-|-3---3--3---3--|-1---1--------|
D*|-1----------------|-0----------------|---------------|--------------|

 Gtr II

e*|------------------|------------------|---------------|-1------------|
B*|------------------|------------------|-5---5h6-5-----|-1----3h4-3---|
G*|----------1-------|----------2-------|-5---5------5--|-3----3-----3-|
D*|-------1------1---|-------0-----0----|-5---5------5--|-3----3-------|
A*|----1-----------1-|----3-----------3-|-3-------------|-1------------|
D*|-1----------------|-0----------------|---------------|-1------------|
 Black hole  sun won't you come-- won't you co--me?

 Gtrs I & II

e*|------------------|------------------|------------|------------|---------------|
B*|------------------|------------------|------------|------------|----------3----|
G*|----------1-------|----------2-------|------------|------------|-------3-----3-|
D*|-------1------1---|-------0-----0----|-------5----|-------5----|----3----------|
A*|----1-----------1-|----3-----------3-|----5-----5-|----5-----5-|-1-------------|
D*|-1----------------|-0----------------|-5----------|-3----------|---------------|
 Black hole  sun won't you come      and    wash   away   the   rain?

Chorus 4:10

 Gtr I

e*|---3---3--3---3--|-1---1--1---1--|-2---2--2---2---||
B*|o--3---3--3---3--|-1---1--1---1--|-3---3--3---3--o||
G*|---5---5--5---5--|-3---3--3---3--|-2---2--2---2---||
D*|---5---5--5---5--|-3---3--3---3--|-0---0--0---0---||
A*|o--3---3--3---3--|-1---1--1---1--|-0---0--0---0--o||
D*|---3---3------3--|-1---1---------|-x---x--x---x---||
                                                     8x  

 Gtr II

e*|-----------------|-1-------------|----------------||
B*|o--5---5h6-5-----|-1---3h4-3-----|---------------o||
G*|---5---5------5--|-3---3------3--|-7---7--7---7---||
D*|---5---5------5--|-3---3------3--|-7---7--7---7---||
A*|o--3-------------|-1-------------|-5---5--5---5--o||
D*|-----------------|-1-------------|-0---0--0---0---||
                                                     8x

Won't you co--me?    Black hole sun, black hole sun. (x8)

 Gtr III (Outro Solo enters upon third refrain of chorus)

e*|-----------------------------------------------------------------||
B*|o---------------------------------------------------------------o||
G*|--9b10r9b10r9b10r9b10r9b10r9b10r9b10r9b10r9b10r9b10r9b10r9b10r9--||
D*|-----------------------------------------------------------------||
A*|o---------------------------------------------------------------o||
D*|-----------------------------------------------------------------||
                                                                    2x

 Gtr III

e*|----------------------------------------|
B*|----------------------------------------|
G*|-12~~~~~~-10s7-7~~~~~~-7s14-14~~~~~~-14-|
D*|----------------------------------------|
A*|----------------------------------------|
D*|----------------------------------------|

 Gtr III
               \.5/\/                   \/\/
e*|-----------------------------------------------------||
B*|o-13b=15=-15~~~~~~~--------13b=14=-15~~~~-13/15~~~~-o||
G*|-----------------------------------------------------||
D*|-----------------------------------------------------||
A*|o---------------------------------------------------o||
D*|-----------------------------------------------------||
                                                        3x

 Gtrs I & II

e*|--------------------------------x---|-----------------*|
B*|--------------------------5---5-x---|-----------------*|
G*|--------------------------4---4-x---|-----------------*|
D*|--------------------4--3--3---3-----|-3=/5--5---------*|
A*|-3--2---0---2/3--5--4--3------------|-3=/5--5---------*|
D*|-----------------5--4--3------------|-3=/5--5---------*|

 Gtr III
                                         \2/\2/\2/\2/\2/\2/
e*|----------------------------------|----------------------*|
B*|--------------------------5---5---|----------------------*|
G*|--------------------------4---4-x-|-14====b14.5==r14====-*|
D*|--------------------4--3--3---3-x-|----------------------*|
A*|-3--2---0---2/3--5--4--3----------|----------------------*|
D*|-----------------5--4--3----------|----------------------*|


#--------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
#                               Tabulature Legend                                #
#--------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere" if not specified)
 s   - legato slide
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)

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jimbopo wrote on December 5 2008, 07:54 pm

I hate commenting on my own stuff... but I have to say, I put down the lyrics wrong. I just checked the album and I got most of em right but I should really fix this... plus I'm pretty sure that the oscilation at the end is feedback from an amp not whammy dips but I put that in there anyway... I'm looking at that solo and something about it bugs me but oh well it still sounds okay. That's not important though. What is important... is... Sargentos...

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ut1390 wrote on December 13 2008, 03:25 pm

In the intro, for the second guitar part, he's playing with a slide and some effects, instead of the rotor pick. I looked on a youtube video of them doing a live video and that's what he's playing it with. I don't have my electric around but aside from that it looks good.

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jimbopo wrote on December 13 2008, 10:07 pm

Thanks; I wasn't quite sure about the effect and it did have a smooth transition in the slides. I'll be sure to fix that.

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