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/------------------------------------------------------------------------------\
|Britney Spears - Toxic                                                        |
|                                                                              |
|Written by C. Dennis/C. Karlsson/P. Winnberg/H. Jonback                       |
|Backing Vocals by Britney Spears, Cathy Dennis, Emma Holmgren & BlackCell     |
|                                                                              | 
|Transcribed in tablature by Manuel Gutierrez Rojas (le_mystique_1@hotmail.com)|
\------------------------------------------------------------------------------/

So, Britney's Toxic. The first time I heard it, I was quite amazed by the catchyness of the song.
The lyrics are very interesting too! 

I wanted to show the rhythm in such a way that you understand how to play it. The song consists 
mostly strummed chords in a rhythmic way. I have arranged the string melody, along with the
part what I would call the Bridge (where Britney screams). 
 


|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|- > quarter notes
1   2   3   4   

|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|- > eigth notes
1 e 2 e 3 e 4 e 

|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|- > sixteenth notes
1e1e2e2e3e3e4e4e 

  3
 /|\
/ | \
|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|- > an eigth triplet
1 a a 2     3     4

 3
/|\
|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|- > a sixteenth triplet
1aa   2     3     4

d = downstroke
u = upstroke

Pay attention to the downstroke and upstrokes. You would most definitely hear the difference
when you don't hit the rhythms in the correct strokes. It doesn't sound 'correct'.


[ C H O R D S ]
        

 Cm                          Eb                          G
[3] (third position)        [6] (sixth position)        [7] (seventh position)
 v                           v                           v
|1|-|-|-|                   |1|-|-|-|                   |1|-|-|-|
|1|2|-|-|                   |1|-|4|-|                   |1|2|-|-| 
|1|-|4|-|                   |1|-|3|-|                   |1|-|-|-|
|1|-|3|-|                   |1|-|2|-|                   |1|-|3|-|
|1|-|-|-|                   |1|-|-|-|                   |1|-|-|4|
|x|x|x|x|                   |x|x|x|x|                   |x|x|x|x|


 D                           Db                          Ab
[5] (fifth position)        [4] (fourth position)       [4] (fourth position)
 v                           v                           v
|1|-|-|-|                   |1|-|-|-|                   |1|-|-|-|
|1|-|4|-|                   |1|-|4|-|                   |1|-|-|-| 
|1|-|3|-|                   |1|-|3|-|                   |1|2|-|-|
|1|-|2|-|                   |1|-|2|-|                   |1|-|3|-|
|1|-|-|-|                   |1|-|-|-|                   |1|-|4|-|
|x|x|x|x|                   |x|x|x|x|                   |1|-|-|-|


 G* (alternative)
[3] (third position)
 v
|1|-|-|-|
|1|-|-|-|
|1|2|-|-|
|1|-|3|-|
|1|-|4|-|
|1|-|-|-|

C5
[3] (third position)
 v
|x|x|x|x|
|x|x|x|x|
|-|-|4|-|
|-|-|3|-|
|1|-|-|-|
|x|x|x|x|

[ T A B L A T U R E ]

String Intro
E|---------------------10-11-10-09---|14--10--11p10------|
B|-----------------------------------|--------------13---|
G|5---5---8-7-5-7-8------------------|-------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|-------------------| x2
A|-----------------------------------|-------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-------------------|
  1       2       3       4           1   2   3     4    
Then:

   d          ud u  \
Cm |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|- | play 4 times (4 bars)
   1   2   3   4    /   


[1]------------------------------------------
(Britney starts singing)


Baby can't you        see
                        u  d          ud u  
       Cm |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|- |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|- 
          1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4    

   d          ud u  \
Cm |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|- | play 2 times (2 bars)
   1   2   3   4    /  
              
                                     
                                      
   d          ud u     d       d dud u   
Eb |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-  G |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-
   1   2   3   4       1   2   3   4   

   d          ud u  d
Cm |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|- |-|-|-|-|-|-|-
   1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4


[2]----------------------------------------
   d          ud u  \
Cm |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|- | play 4 times (4 bars)
   1   2   3   4    /  
              
   d          ud u     d       d dud u   
Eb |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-  G |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-
   1   2   3   4       1   2   3   4   

   d          ud u   d             
Cm |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-  |-|-|-|-|-|-|-  
   1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4 

[A]-----------------------------------------
   d          ud u  \
Cm |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|- | play 4 times (4 bars)
   1   2   3   4    /  
              
   d          ud u     d       d dud u   
Eb |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-  G |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-
   1   2   3   4       1   2   3   4   

   d          ud u  d
Cm |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|- |-|-|-|-|-|-|-
   1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4

[SOLO] 
E|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|V-----V-----V---|V-----V-----V---| v= accentuate the note
A|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
E|----------------|----------------|
  1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4

[C H O R U S]
   d u   u   u d u      d u   u   u d u     d u   u   u d u      d u   u   u d u
Cm |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-  Eb |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-  D |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-  Db |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-
   1   2   3   4        1   2   3   4       1   2   3   4        1   2   3   4   

   d u   u   u d u      d u   u   u d u     d u   u   u d u      d u   u   u d u
Cm |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-  Eb |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|- Ab |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-  G* |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-
   1   2   3   4        1   2   3   4       1   2   3   4        1   2   3   4   

REPEAT [CHORUS] TIME 1:10

[3]----------------------------------------
   d          ud u  \
Cm |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|- | play 4 times (4 bars)
   1   2   3   4    /  
              
   d          ud u     d       d dud u   
Eb |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-  G |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-
   1   2   3   4       1   2   3   4   

   d          ud u   
Cm |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-   |8-----10-11-10///14------| (Slide up to F sharp (fourteenth fret)
   1   2   3   4      |-------------------------|
                      |-------------------------|
                      |-------------------------|
                      |-------------------------|
                      |-------------------------|
                       1     2  a  3     4  

[A]-----------------------------------------
   d          ud u  \
Cm |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|- | play 4 times (4 bars)
   1   2   3   4    /  
              
   d          ud u     d       d dud u   
Eb |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-  G |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-
   1   2   3   4       1   2   3   4   

   d          ud u  d
Cm |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|- |-|-|-|-|-|-|-
   1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4

[SOLO]

[CHORUS]

[CHORUS] TIME 2:07

[BRIDGE] (Muse anyone?)
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|------------5-5-|------------5-5-|------------5-5-|------------5-5-|
D|V-----V---------|V-----V---------|V-----V---------|V-----V---------| 
A|3-3-3-3-3-3-----|6-6-6-6-6-6-----|5-5-5-5-5-5-----|4-4-4-4-4-4-----|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
  1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4

E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|----------5-5-5-|----------5-5-5-|----------5-5-5-|----------------|
D|V-----V---------|V-----V---------|----------------|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-| 
A|3-3-3-3-3-------|6-6-6-6-6-------|V-----V---------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|4-4-4-4-4-------|----------------|
  1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4

   d     u          d     u
C5 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|- |-|-|-|-|-|-|-
   1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4

[CHORUS] Play 2 times

[ENDING] TIME 3:04
             u d u                u d u               u d u                u d u 
Cm |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-  Eb |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-  D |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-  Db |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-
   1   2   3   4        1   2   3   4       1   2   3   4        1   2   3   4   

 
             u d u                u d u               u d u                u d u 
Cm |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-  Eb |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|- Ab |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-  G* |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-
   1   2   3   4        1   2   3   4       1   2   3   4        1   2   3   4   

[The James Bond like clean guitar]-----------------------------------|

TIME 1:10
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|------------0---|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|1---------------|----------------|----------------| 
A|--3---1-3-------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------343-4-|
  1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4   

E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|--------1-------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|------------0---|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|1---------------|----------------|----------------| 
A|3---------------|----------------|----------------|--------3-3-3-3-|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|3---3-----------|
  1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4   

E|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|----------------|
A|3\\\------------| (lower the tremolo bar or slide down)
E|----------------|
  1   2   3   4    

TIME 2:07
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|------------0---|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|1---------------|----------------|----------------| 
A|--3---1-3-------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------343-4-|
  1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4   

TIME 3:04
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|------------0---|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|1---------------|0---------------|----------------| 
A|3---------------|----------------|----------------|4---------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------343-4-|
  1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4   

E|----------------|----------------|
B|--------1-------|----------------|
G|------------0---|----------------|
D|----------------|1---------------|
A|3---------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|
  1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4      


Bass sounding guitar


TIME 2:40 and 3:01 
E|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|----------------| 
A|----------6(3)6-|
E|----------------|
  1   2   3   4

TIME 2:44  
E|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|----------------|
A|----------3---1-|
E|------------3---|
  1   2   3   4

TIME 2:54 (Effect, probably)
E|-----------------|----------------|
B|-----------------|----------------|
G|-----------------|----------------|
D|-----------------|7\\\\\----------| (lower the tremolo bar or slide down)
A|----------356----|----------------|
E|-----------------|----------------|
  1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4

Mystery:
If you listen closely, you hear (What I think is) a guitar playing something, which I think sounds like
this (every second and fourth beat when the strings play):

E|----5-------5---| (C diminished)
B|--4---4---4---4-|
G|5-------5-------|
D|----------------|
A|----------------|
E|----------------|
  1   2   3   4

            
            
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cilliano 51 Dec 09, 2005 07:38 AM

Britney Spears is so hot!!!

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xoandiee 10 Oct 04, 2007 12:11 PM

this tab.. is the most confusing thing ive ever seen.

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cuzimspecial_az 46 Apr 18, 2009 12:35 PM

i agree with xoaniee!!!! how are you supposed to read this???

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