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Cortez The Killer Tab

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C O R T E Z  T H E   K I L L E R   L E A D  /  W A R R E N   H A Y N S
This is Warren Haynes' lead in "Cortez the Killer" at Central Park.
Tabbed by:Hunter(||)
Tuning:Standard(EADGBe )

           Em           D                Am
e|-----------------0----2------------------------------------|
B|-----------------0----3--3----3----3-0---------------------|
G|-0h2------------------2--2----2----2-0-2-2-0h2---2----2----|
D|-0h2-----2----------x-0--0--0------0-0-2-2-2-----2----2----|
A|---------2---2-2----x------------------0-------0----0---0--|
E|---------0---0-0----x--------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------|
B|-1-----------------------------|  Repeat with a similar
G|-2-2--2-------(0)-2-/4-\2p0----|  strumming pattern
D|---2--2--2---------------------|
A|------0--0---------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

                             After this lick the band
 D chord lick                comes in:
e|-2-------------------|    E:---------------------|
B|-3--3-3-3--/5---\3---|    B:------3--3-----------|
G|-2--2-2-2--/4--4\2---|    G:--2/4-------\2p0-----|
D|-0--0-0-0------------|    D:-----------------2p0-|
A|---------------------|    A:---------------------|
E|---------------------|    E:---------------------|

 Em pattern                  Am pattern
e|-----------------|       E:-------------------------------|
B|--------3--0-3-0-|       B:-1-0-1-0-1-0-----1-0-1-0---1/3-|
G|-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-|tc.   G:-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2---2/4-|
D|-2--2-2-2--2-2-2-|       D:-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-------|
A|-2--2-2-2--2-2-2-|       A:-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-----|
E|-0--0-0-0--0---0-|       E:-------------------------------|

 Guitar solo 1
  Em             D            Am
e|-----10--------------10-----------------------|
B|---8--------------10---------------13---------|
G|-9-------------11---------------12------------|
D|-----------------------------14---------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|-13----13------------13----13-----------------|
G|-12h14-12h14--12-----12h14-12h14--12-----12---|
D|-----------------14------------------14-------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

                              ~~~~~                          ~~~
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------15b17rb15p12-15--|
G|-14b16-----14b16rb14p12-14b16------rb14p12-------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-p12---15p12h13p12----12-13p12-13p12-13p12----------------------|
G|-------------------14----------------------14p12-14p12----------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------14p12-14-|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

                                   ~~                         ~~~
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------13----13----13----13-------------------15---------------|
G|-12-14-12h14-12h14-12h14-12h14--14p12---14b16----14b16rb14b16--|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

    sweep                          ~~~
e|---12-14-14b15rb14b15rb14p12----14--14b15rb14p12-14p12h14p12------|
B|--12-------------------------15-15--------------------------15p12-|
G|-12-----------------------------14--------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                                                      ~~~~
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-15p12h13p12------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------14p12-14p12-14b16rb14p12----------12-14p12-14b16rb14b16rb14-|
D|-------------------------------------14p12-14---------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 [Guitar solo 2]
    ~~~~~
e|-------------10----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------10---10-------------------5-7-7-7b8rb7p5-5-5\3-5/8p5-5---|
G|-9-----11--------11-11-11-11-11-11/--------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

                      ~~~~~~~~~~~            ~~        ~~
e|-------7-8p7-7-8h10-10-10-10-10-10b12rb10--------------------|
B|----10------------------------------------8-8-10-10/12-\-----|
G|-/9----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----14b15rb14p12-14p12h14p12------------------------------------|
B|-12--------------------------15p12h13p12----12-------15---------|
G|-----------------------------------------14----14b16----rb14p12-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

                              ~~~
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------12-13----|
G|-14p12-14b16rb14p12---------------12-14b16rb14p12-14p12-14-------14-|
D|--------------------14p12-14---14-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                    ~~~~                           ~~~~
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-12-13-15----12-15b17rb15b17rb15-12--\------15b17rb15-15b17rb15-----|
G|----------14-----------------------------12---------------------14--|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----14b15rb14--12-14-12h14p12----12---------------------------------|
B|-12---------------------------15----15b17rb15b17rb15-13p12-13p12----|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

          ~~                                                 ~~
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------15--------------------15---------------------------|
G|-14p12-14--12-14----14b16rb14p12----------14b16rb14-12-14b16--------|
D|---------------------------------14p12------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

   sweep                                       ~~~~~~
e|-----12-14b15-14b15rb14-12---15b17-17rb15-14-14-14-\--|
B|---12---------------------12--------------------------|
G|-12---------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~             ~~~~~~~~~
e|-17b19rb17-17-17-17--17--17-17-17-17h18p17p15-17-17-17-17b19rb17p15-|
B|--------------17-17-(17)--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

             hold bend and pick fast
                                                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
e|-17b19-17b19-19191919191919191919191919---19rb17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17\|
B|-------------xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx----------------------------------|
G|-------------xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx----------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                         ~~~
e|-------12-12-14b154b14-12---15b17rb15------15b17-15-12h15p12-------15-----15-|
B|-15b17-------------------12-----------13---------------------15b17---15b17---|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------14b15rb14p12-|
B|-17rb15-12-12h13p12----12---------15---------------------------12--------------|
G|--------------------14---14-14b16----14b16-rb14-------11-12-14-----------------|
D|------------------------------------------------12-14--------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                      ~~~           ~~     ~~
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-15-15-15-12h13p12-------12-15----13-p12h13-p12h13-p12h13-p12h13p12h13p12/10-|
G|-------------------14----------14--------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

              ~                 ~~~
e|---------------------------------|
B|-h12p10/8h10-b12rb10p8-10p8------|
G|----------------------------9-9--|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

 [Guitar solo 3]
  Hold bend + wide bibrato
  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-10b12-b12-b12-b12-b12-b12-b12-b12-b12-b12-b12-b12-b12-b12-b12-b12-b12-b12-b12rb10-|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                      ~~~~~~~~~
e|----------------15------------12----------------12-------------12---15b17rb--|
B|-10b12--15b17------15b17-b17-----15-12-------12----15p12---------12----------|
G|---------------------------------------14b16-------------14b16---------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                                                         ~~~
e|-12h15p12-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------15-12h15p12----------------------------------------12-13-15-13--|
G|----------------------14-12h14p12----------12\11-12-11-12-14--------------|
D|----------------------------------14-12h14--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-p12-13-12b13rb12------------------------13----13----------13-----------|
G|------------------14----12h14p12---12-14-12h14-12h14p12----12h14p12-----|
D|---------------------14----------14---------------------14----------14--|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

      hold bend and pick the 15

e|----------15-------15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15---------17b19--b19-b19-b19-|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-12-14b16----16--16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16rb14p12--------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                 ~~~~
e|-17b19rb17-15-17-17-17b18rb17p15--17b19rb17p15-------17b19rb17p15-|
B|-----------------------------------------------17p15--------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------14-|
B|-17b20rb17-15-17-17-15-17-17b20-17b20rb17p15----15-------15-17p15-17----|
G|---------------------------------------------16----16h17----------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                   hold bend and pick fast
                                                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
e|-15p14-15-17-17b19-1919191919191919191919191919rb1717171717171717--|
B|-------------------xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx--xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx--|
G|-------------------xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx--xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx--|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

                      ~~~~~~
e|-20b22-20-17-----------------------12-15p12h14p12----12-15p12h14p12-|
B|-------------17----17-17--17\12-15----------------15----------------|
G|----------------19--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----12-15b17-17rb15-15p12-12-------------------------------|
B|-15--------------------------15-15p13-13p12-12----------15-|
G|-----------------------------------------------14-14b16----|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

                                                         ~~~              ~~
e|------------------------------------14p13p12-----------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------15p13p12--------------------|
G|-14b16rb14b16rb14b16rb14b16rb14p12--------------------14---14p12\11h12\9-|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

      ~~
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-8-10--8-10b12rb10b12rb10rb12b10rb12b10rb12b10rb12b10rb12b10rb12b12rb10p8-|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----10---------------10----------------<12>------------------------------|
B|---8---------------10-------------------------------------3---------------|
G|-9--------------11----------------------------------0-2/4----4\2p0--------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------2------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 Em variation       Am lick
e|-----7------|    E:-----3/5---|
B|---8--------|    B:-3/5-------|
G|-9----------|    G:-----------|
D|------------|    D:-----------|
A|------------|    A:-----------|
E|------------|    E:-----------|

************************************

| h    Hammer-on
| x    Dead note
| (n)  Ghost note
| p    Pull-off
| /    Slide up
| \    Slide down
| b    Bend
| ~    Vibrato

************************************
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cblowrun 31 Jan 02, 2008 06:53 PM

brilliant tab, cept some of the soloing is either gone or i cant find it. during the end of the last verse. i cant talk
tho, i couldnt have tabbed that.. 5 stars.

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taruff5505 10 Jan 17, 2008 12:38 AM

yea its not perfect but you get the idea...most of the notes are right so just use the video to aid the correct fills

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nikh158 20 Feb 03, 2008 07:32 AM

...and of course it`s a jam; you wouldn`t want to copy it note for note.

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