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                             WHAT IF - Cog
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tabbed by: Corbin Nesa
Email: c_nesa@hotmail.com

Tuning: Drop C
*I actually started tabbing this song out in Drop D but the outro and bridge
 have some low power chords which could only be played in Drop C. So you can
 still easily play the other parts in Standard/Drop D*

Well here it is. Couldn't believe there was not one tab of this song on the
net, so i thought i may aswell give it a go.
I don't think it's 100% correct, but it's pretty close.
Let me know what you think!

Intro [0:00 - 0:34]
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------| X12
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------2---------------2---------------2---------------2------|
C|----------3-----3---------3-----3---------3-----3---------3-----3---|
G|---5---------------5---------------5---------------5----------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

On the 12th time, the end part is played like this
D|-----------0-|
A|-----3-------| <- Let ring
F|-----2-----2-|
C|--3----------|
G|-------------|
C|-------------|


[0:16 - 0:34]
*This is actually played by the bassist but I’ve transcribed it for an electric guitar as well*
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|--/5---------5-----5---------5-----4---------4-----4---------4------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|---3---------3-----3---------3-----2---------2-----2---------2------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|--/5---------5-----5---------5-----4---------4-----4---------4------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|---3---------3-----3---------3-----2---------2-----2----------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

[0:34 - 1:10]
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------2---------------2---------------2---------------2-----3--2--|
C|----------3-----3---------3-----3---------3-----3---------3-----3--------|
G|---5---------------5---------------5---------------5---------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------2---------------2---------------2---------------2-----3-----|
C|----------3-----3---------3-----3---------3-----3---------3-----3--------|
G|---5---------------5---------------5---------------5---------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|x4

[1:10 - 1:19]
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------2---------------2---------------2---------------2------|
C|----------3---------------3---------------3---------------3---------|
G|---5-------------------------------5--------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-----------------------------------------------------------------0--|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------2---------------2---------------2---------------2------|
C|----------3---------------3---------------3---------------3---------|
G|---5-------------------------------5--------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

[1:19 - 1:37
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------2---------------2---------------2---------------2-----3--2--|
C|----------3-----3---------3-----3---------3-----3---------3-----3--------|
G|---5---------------5---------------5---------------5---------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------2---------------2---------------2---------------2-----3-----|
C|----------3-----3---------3-----3---------3-----3---------3-----3--------|
G|---5---------------5---------------5---------------5---------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|x2

[1:37 - 1:45]
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------2---------------2---------------2---------------2------|
C|----------3---------------3---------------3---------------3---------|
G|---5-------------------------------5--------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------2---------------2---------------2----------------------|
C|----------3---------------3---------------3-------------------------|
G|---5-------------------------------5--------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------------|


Chorus [1:45 - 2:09]
*Strumming may not be correct, but you can easily figure it out for yourself*
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|---10--10--10--10--10--10------10--10------10--10--10--10--10--10--10----|
G|---10--10--10--10--10--10------10--10------10--10--10--10--10--10--10----|
C|---10--10--10--10--10--10------10--10------10--10--10--10--10--10--10----|

D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|---12--12--12--12--12--12------12--12------8---8---8---8---8---8---8-----|
G|---12--12--12--12--12--12------12--12------8---8---8---8---8---8---8-----|
C|---12--12--12--12--12--12------12--12------8---8---8---8---8---8---8-----|x2

Then play this part
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|---8---8---8---8---8---8-------8---8-------8---8---8---8---8---8---8-----|
G|---8---8---8---8---8---8-------8---8-------8---8---8---8---8---8---8-----|
C|---8---8---8---8---8---8-------8---8-------8---8---8---8---8---8---8-----|

D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|---8---8---8---8---8---8-------8---8-------8---8---8---8---8---8---7-----|
G|---8---8---8---8---8---8-------8---8-------8---8---8---8---8---8---7-----|
C|---8---8---8---8---8---8-------8---8-------8---8---8---8---8---8---7-----|

[2:09 - 2:26]
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------2---------------2---------------2---------------2-----3--2--|
C|----------3-----3---------3-----3---------3-----3---------3-----3--------|
G|---5---------------5---------------5---------------5---------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------2---------------2---------------2---------------2-----3-----|
C|----------3-----3---------3-----3---------3-----3---------3-----3--------|
G|---5---------------5---------------5---------------5---------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|x2

Solo [2:26 - 2:56
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|---14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-12-12-12--|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|---12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-14-14-14-14-14-14--|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------15-15-15--------------------------------|
F|---14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14----------14-14-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D|----------------12-12-12-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-12-12-12-12-12----------12-12-14-14-14-14-14- Kinda just fades out here |
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Bridge [2:56 - 3:29] *Again, the strumming may not be perfect... *
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|---7---7---7---7---7---7-------7---7-------7---7---7---7---7---7---7-----|
G|---7---7---7---7---7---7-------7---7-------7---7---7---7---7---7---7-----|
C|---7---7---7---7---7---7-------7---7-------7---7---7---7---7---7---7-----|

D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|---0---0---0---0---0---0-------0---0-------3---3---3---3---3---3---3-----|
G|---0---0---0---0---0---0-------0---0-------3---3---3---3---3---3---3-----|
C|---0---0---0---0---0---0-------0---0-------3---3---3---3---3---3---3-----|x2

D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|---7---7---7---7---7---7-------7---7-------7---7---7---7---7---7---7-----|
G|---7---7---7---7---7---7-------7---7-------7---7---7---7---7---7---7-----|
C|---7---7---7---7---7---7-------7---7-------7---7---7---7---7---7---7-----|

Chorus [3:29 - 4:08]
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|---10--10--10--10--10--10------10--10------10--10--10--10--10--10--10----|
G|---10--10--10--10--10--10------10--10------10--10--10--10--10--10--10----|
C|---10--10--10--10--10--10------10--10------10--10--10--10--10--10--10----|

D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|---12--12--12--12--12--12------12--12------8---8---8---8---8---8---8-----|
G|---12--12--12--12--12--12------12--12------8---8---8---8---8---8---8-----|
C|---12--12--12--12--12--12------12--12------8---8---8---8---8---8---8-----|x4

D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|---8---8---8---8---8---8-------8---8-------8---8---8---8---8---8---8-----|
G|---8---8---8---8---8---8-------8---8-------8---8---8---8---8---8---8-----|
C|---8---8---8---8---8---8-------8---8-------8---8---8---8---8---8---8-----|

D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|---8---8---8---8---8---8-------8---8-------8---8---8---8---8---8---8-----|
G|---8---8---8---8---8---8-------8---8-------8---8---8---8---8---8---8-----|
C|---8---8---8---8---8---8-------8---8-------8---8---8---8---8---8---8-----|

Outro [4:08 - 4:18]
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
F|---7---7---7---7---7---------------7---------------7-------8----|
C|---7---7---7---7---7----0---0------7---0---0-------7---0---x----|
G|---5---5---5---5---5----0---0------5---0---0-------5---0---6----|
C|------------------------0---0----------0---0-----------0--------|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
F|---7---7---7---7---7---------------7----------------------------|
C|---7---7---7---7---7----0---0------7---0---0-------/15----------|
G|---5---5---5---5---5----0---0------5---0---0-------/17----------|
C|------------------------0---0----------0---0--------------------|

And that's it :)

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
===============================================================================
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Julz127 wrote on May 31 2008, 02:42 am

finally! thanks for the great tab!

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jtaylor wrote on June 1 2008, 01:36 am

Pretty good tab, but I know for sure that it isn't in just drop C. Cog almost never use normal tunings. Theres an open cord somewhere in What If so its definitely not in cgcfad. For example: http://www.guitargear.net.au/cog/TUNINGS.txt

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le screamist wrote on July 15 2008, 05:34 am

Cog use C for their top strings in almost every case, the rest of the strings are a complete mystery, Flynn writes a song and THEN tunes the guitar to make playing it easier. C tuning or not, this tab is great, there are a lot of little tid bits missing but it would be nit picking to point them out. Great work!

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