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Tuning:Standard (eBGDAE)

Main Riff:

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------7-5--4-------2------------------------------------------------|
D|---------7--------5-------3----------------------------------------------|
A|-------5------------5-------5--------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

After playing the main riff several times you play:

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----3--5--3-----3--5--3-------------------------------------------------|
D|--5--3--5--3--5--3--5--3-------------------------------------------------|
A|--5--1--3--1--5--1--3--1-------------------------------------------------|
E|--3-----------3----------------------------------------------------------|

Then back to the main riff until you get to:

"My mind is gettin' hazy..."

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------3--3--3---5-5----------------------------------------|
D|--3--3--3--5--5--5--3--3--3---5-5----------------------------------------|
A|--3--3--3--5--5--5--1--1--1---3-3----------------------------------------|
E|--1--1--1--3--3--3-------------------------------------------------------|

Under the harmonica solo play:

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----3--5--3-----3--5--3-------------------------------------------------|
D|--5--3--5--3--5--3--5--3-------------------------------------------------|
A|--5--1--3--1--5--1--3--1-------------------------------------------------|
E|--3-----------3----------------------------------------------------------|

Return to the main riff until you get to:

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------3------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--3h5---5--------3-5-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------3-3h5---------------------------------------------------------|

Then there's a mini-solo under the harmonica solo:

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-0------0------------------------|0--0--0--0--------10|------------------|
A|-5-(X7)-5/7(X6)-7/8(X6)-8/10(X6)-|12-12-12-12-10h12---|X3-12-12-12-12-12\|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

From there just play a mix of the main riff and the power chords. The chord during "I'm 
Birdman, ya I'm a Birdman" is just a C5 on the ADandG strings. Enjoy!

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note


Lyrics:

Let me outta here
Get me outta here
I went along alright at first
But now it's all too clear
You wanna keep me bottled up
Like a stolen souvenire
Let me outta here
Get me outta here.

Eyes are everywhere
Eyes are everywhere
They're watching every move I make
They think I'm unaware
No matter where I run or hide
I'm followed by their stare
Eyes are everywhere
They think I'm unaware.

My mind is getting hazy
Everybody thinks I'm crazy.
Won't let em get to me
No I won't em get to me.

Walls are closing in
Walls are closing in
My mind is playing tricks on me
It's a good thing I'm paper thin
The window's crashing towards me now
I can feel em scratch my skin
Walls are closing in
It's a good thing I'm paper thin.

My mind is getting hazy
Everybody thinks I'm crazy
Won't let em get to me
No I won't let em get to me.

Cuz I'm a Birdman
Ya I'm a Birdman
Ya I'm a Birdman
Ya I'm a Birdman
Ya I'm a Birdman
Oh I'm a Birdman
B-B-B-Birdman.
Ahhhhhhhhhhh!

            
            
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chaosdivine 10 Jan 18, 2011 09:40 AM

Though this is a pretty good tab as is, I think there could be two corrections with regards to the main riff using pull-offs to speed things up. Otherwise, to get that distinctive, quick rolling sound involves some serious finger gymnastics and it will drive you mental trying to nail it. Try this instead, its the same notes, just using some cheats:

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------7-5--4-------2------------------------------------------------|
D|---------7--------5p0------3p0--------------------------------------------|
A|-------5-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

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scuttle-monster 81 Mar 01, 2011 01:51 PM

@chaosdivine

I get what your saying, the riff is pretty insane and your version is way easier. My guitar teacher is Al Morier, who was the guitarist for the band. Watching him play this riff is sickening. :p

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GarnieGrunge 10 Oct 29, 2015 06:46 PM

So is this correct?....right from Al? :)

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