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Smooth Criminal Tab

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Smooth Criminal tab:
This is my first tab so it may have a few mistakes

Intro/Chorus 1
e|---------------------------------------------
b|---------------------------------------------
g|---------------------------------------------
d|--7--7-7-7-7-5-7--9-9--7-9--10-10--10-10--9-5
a|--7--7-7-7-7-5-7--9-9--7-9--10-10--10-10--9-5  x8
e|--5--5-5-5-5-3-5--7-7--5-7--8--8---8--8---7-3
As he came into the window.... Was a sound of a crescendo

Chorus 2
e|---------------------------------------------
b|---------------------------------------------
g|---------------------------------------------
d|--3----5-5------------------3----2-2--5-2-5-7 (This may
a|--3----5-5--3x---on 4th-----3----2-2--5-2-5-7  Be bass 
e|--1----3-3------------------1----0-0--3-0-3-5  only)
Annie are u ok are u ok  are u ok annie.....


Verse part 1
e|---------------------------------------------
b|---------------------------------------------
g|---------------------------------------------
d|--7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5--5-5--3-3--3-3--5--3--5--7
a|--7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5--5-5--3-3--3-3--5--3--5--7
e|--5-5-5-5-5-5--3-3--3-3--1-1--1-1--3--1--3--5
---Annie, are you OK,  Will you tell us that you're OK

Verse Part 2
e|---------------------------------------------
b|---------------------------------------------
g|---------------------------------------------
d|--7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5--5-5--3-3--3-3--0----5--7-
a|--7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5--5-5--3-3--3-3--0----5--7-
e|--5-5-5-5-5-5--3-3--3-3--1-1--1-1--2----3--5-
There's a sign at the window, That he struck you, A crescendo, Annie

Interlude  (?)
e|---------------------------------------------
b|---------------------------------------------
g|---------------------------------------------
d|--2------------------2-2-------------------2-
a|--2------------------2-2-------------------2-
e|--0------------------0-0-------------------0-
      You've been hit by, u've been struck by, a smooth criminal

Song Progression:

Intro/Chorus 1    x8
Chorus 2
Verse Part 1  1x
Verse Part 2  1x
Verse Part 1  1x
Verse Part 2  1x
Chorus 2
Interlude
Intro/Chorus  x4
Chorus 2
Verse Part 1  1x
Verse Part 2  1x
Verse Part 1  1x
Verse Part 2  1x
Chorus 2 first part x1
Interlude
Intro/chorus 1  2x  (base keeps doing it) 
Then this Chord using wammy stick and i think just sliding it up:
e|---
b|---
g|---
c|---
d|--7
a|--7
e|--5

Then Solo:
e|------------------------------------------------
b|------------------------------------------------
g|------------------------------------------------
c|--7-10-9-7-9-7-------6s7-7-7-7-7-7------8x  fast  its not
d|---------------10-7-----------------------------   hard, 
a|------------------------------------------------ just fast
e|------------------------------------------------

Verse Part 1
Verse Part 2
Verse Part 1
Verse Part 2
Verse Part 1
Verse Part 2
Verse Part 1
Verse Part 2
Intro/verse 2x
Then outro, which is

e|-------------------------------------------|
b|-------------------------------------------|
g|-------------------------------------------|
d|--7--7-7-7-7-5-5--5-5--3-3--3-2-2-5-7------|
a|--7--7-7-7-7-5-5--5-5--3-3--3-2-2-5-7------|
e|--5--5-5-5-5-3-3--3-3--1-1--1-0-2-3-5------|

e|--------------------------------------------|
b|--------------------------------------------|
g|--------------------------------------------|
d|--7--7-7-7-7-5-7--9-9--7-9--10-10--10-10--9-|
a|--7--7-7-7-7-5-7--9-9--7-9--10-10--10-10--9-|
e|--5--5-5-5-5-3-5--7-7--5-7--8--8---8--8---7-|

And thats it!!  Sorry that it is so confusing.  If u have the song its easier to follow.   Just 
Follow my labels and i think you should be ok.

-Jeremy Coles

(P.S.  I noticed in one of the other tabs that came straight from the book showed that the intro 
didnt go down again before going up.  This is probably correct because it might just be the bass 
guitar that goes back down.  but if u are just playing the song alone then it sounds better this way.)
Hope u find this useful.  Give me some comments cuz like i said  this is my first one.
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Rage 382 Mar 27, 2002 07:00 PM

This is pretty good, but you need to figure out the solo too. Good job though!!!

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Strodog1413 0 Mar 27, 2002 07:00 PM

oh my god. this is exactly like my tab (ver 24) except u have the solo and everybody thought mine sucked. wats up wit that?!

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echo72 40 Mar 27, 2002 07:00 PM

LoL, I know dude, just more complicated is all... i thought urs was pretty good. When i wrote the tab i didnt notice that there was like 50 other tabs of the song already. Oops =(

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