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Poison Eye Tab

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Chris Cornell - Poison Eye
From "Carry On"
Standard Tuning on guitar with tremelo bridge

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Main Riff
                               * tremelo bar up/shake
e|--------------------|--------3~------|-(3)----------------|
b|------------5---7---|--------3~------|-(3)----------------|
g|--------6---5---7---|--------4~------|-(4)----------5-----|
d|--5/7---7---5---7---|-5------5~------|-(5)----5/7-7-5-7---|
a|--5/7---7---3---5---|-5------5~------|-(5)----5/7-7-3-7---|
e|--3/5---5-----------|-3------3~------|-(3)----3/5-5---5---|

"I heard the sound bite, I read your words right... I saw the light"
"I heard you singing, I know this song.    It's my turn to write"
"I put this hook inside so you won't soon forget"
"I    got  the   radar I can see so far,  my poison eye"




Pre-Chorus - slight 5th fret harmonics heard on muted string strums

    NH********
e|--------------|-----------------|--------------|
b|--7--7--7--7--|-----------------|--7--7--7--7--|
g|--7--7--7--7--|-------5---------|--7--7--7--7--|
d|--x--x--x--x--|-5/7-7-5-7~------|--x--x--x--x--|
a|--x--x--x--x--|-5/7-7-3-7~------|--x--x--x--x--|
e|--------------|-3/5-5---5~------|--------------|

              "Yeah My poison eye"




Chorus - play these 7 bars twice and listen to recording to get rhythm

  Rhythm chords
    B5               B/A               Bb5
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
b|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
g|--4--------------|-4---------------|-3---------------|
d|--4--------------|-4---------------|-3---------------|
a|--2--------------|-0---------------|-1---------------|
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |
 | Lead
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
b|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----9-8-----9-8-|-----9-8-----9-8-|-----8-7-----8-7-|
D|-7-9-----7-9-----|-7-9-----7-9-----|-7-8-----7-8-----|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

1.     "When I look hard                   I see in the"
2.     "When I look down                   I see    the"



Rhythm Chords
  F
|-1---------------|-0---------------|-2---------------|------------------|
|-1---------------|-0---------------|-2---------------|-6----------------|
|-2---------------|-1---------------|-3---------------|-6----------------|
|-3---------------|-2---------------|-4---------------|-6----------------|
|-3---------------|-2---------------|-4---------------|-4----------------|
|-1---------------|-0---------------|-2---------------|------------------|
|
|Lead
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----7-------7---|------------------|
|-----9-8-----9-8-|-----9-7-----9-7-|-------9-------9-|----11-10---11-10-|
|-7-8-----7-8-----|-7-8-----7-8-----|-7-8-----7-8-----|-8-9-----8-9------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
1. "stars                What you've done and what lies in wait for you"
2. "ground               I won't make a sound I won't need to look at you"



Chorus Ending:

|-----------------|
|-6---------------|
|-6---------------|
|-6---------------|
|-4---------------|
|-----------------|
|
|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-10tr11----------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|




Play Verse Riff again

Lyrics:
"Inside the phone lines, you think you'll hide And you'll be alright"
"You're in my sidelines, you'll have no time even to cry"
"I see your pain, I see my face on your fear"
"I got the radar, I can see so far With my poison eye"



Play Prechorus


Play Chorus Again




Solo - with pitch/modulation effects 

|-10-------8-----------|-13--------------------------|----------17\16-15-13-|
|------------10-8-10b11|----10h11p10-13-----------13-|---15-----------------|
|----------------------|------------------------12---|-12--14p12------------|
|----------------------|----------------14p12h14-----|----------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------------|----------------------|


|-21p19p17------17-19b21-|---------------------------------|----------------|
|---------20b-20---------|----17h19h20-19br----------------|----------------|
|------------------------|-19----------------19-17-19p17---|-----19b--17\---|
|------------------------|---------------------------------|-17-------17\---|
|------------------------|------------------------------19-|----------------|
|------------------------|---------------------------------|----------------|




Bridge - with Synth and no guitar: 

"I can see sparks
Over a lake at midnight
I see the smiles
Falling from your face"



(2:48) with overdrive, tremelo
|------------|------------|------------|------------|
|------------|------------|------------|------------|
|-8-----8----|-8-----8----|-7-----7----|-5-----5----|
|----9-----9-|----9-----9-|----8-----8-|----7-----7-|
|------------|------------|------------|------------|
|------------|------------|------------|------------|

"But you're in the dark     You're in a maze"



|--------------|--------------|-------------|-------------|
|--------------|--------------|-------------|-------------|
|-4-----4------|-6-----6------|-11----11----|-10----10----|
|----6-----6/8-|----8-----9/11|-------------|----11----11-|
|--------------|--------------|----11----11-|-------------|
|--------------|--------------|-------------|-------------|

"All you can do is sit here and wait for me         And I'm coming"




Last Verse and Prechorus, same Verse riff

Lyrics:
"I know the low road, I wrote the code to break in your heart"
"I see the angles, I draw the cards That burden you so"
"I have the sight That follows you morning and night"
"I got the radar, I can see so far with my poison eye"
"Yeah my poison eye"
"My poison eye"




Key:

/   Slide up
\   Slide down
()  hold note or chord from previous bar
NH  Natural Harmonics
b   bend
r   release bend
h   hammer-on
p   pull-off
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