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Song: 99 Red Balloons
Band: Goldfinger
Album: Stomping Ground (2000)
Written by Karges Carlo, Fahrenkrog-Petersen, Joern Mac Alea, Kevin Joseph
Transcribed by Gomer (Gomer188@hotmail.com)

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x-mute
b-bend
p-pull-off
h-hammer-on
~-vibrato 
   
   D   E   G   A   
 
E--5---7---3---5--
B--7---9---3---5--  MAIN CHORDS
G--7---9---4---6--
D--7---9---5---7--
A--5---7---5---7--
E----------3---5--

INTRO("You and I...")

Guitar 1 mutes MAIN CHORDS 2x (Distortion), then strums MAIN CHORDS 2x  (Clean)
Guitar 2 plays the bass note of each of the MAIN CHORDS 4x muted (Distortion)

BREAK 1

Guitar 1 strums this Octave repeatedly. Listen to song for timing and rhythm.
 
E-----
B----- 
G--9-- 
D--x--
A--7--
E-----

Guitar 2 plays notes (listen to song for timing)

E---------------
B---------------
G---------------
D---------------
A--7-7-----7-7--
E-------0------0

BREAK 2 

Both guitars play the same thing except for the end.
                                                                          A5(muted)
E--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|----------------|
B--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|----------------|
G--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|----------------|
D--2-2---2---2h4-2---|-2-2---2-----------|-2-2---2---2h4-2---|-2-2---2----7x--|
A------4---4-------2-|-----4---4---------|-----4---4-------2-|-----4---4--7x--|
E--------------------|-----------5-5-5-7-|-------------------|------------5x--|

                                                                          A5
E--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|----------------|
B--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|----------------|
G--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|----------------|
D----2---2---2h4-2---|-2-2---2-----------|-2-2---2---2h4-2---|-2-2---2----7---|
A------4---4-------2-|-----4---4---------|-----4---4-------2-|-----4---4--7---|
E--------------------|-----------5-5-5-7-|-------------------|------------5---|

VERSE 1
(During all verses you can use either Barre Chords or Power Chords, they use Barre) 

Guitar 1 plays MAIN CHORDS 4x
Guitar 2 plays MAIN CHORDS 4x, except the 3rd time uses ska upstrokes to strum chords.

SOLO 1

Guitar 1 plays MAIN CHORDS 2x while,
Guitar 2 plays this, 

E----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B----7---7-------7-----------------|------7---7-------7---------10-7---7--| There are a lot of 
G--9---7---9-7-----9-7-7---7---7-9-|--7-9---7---9-7-----9-7-7--------9----| bends in this solo.
D--------------9---------9---9-----|----------------9---------9-----------| I was too lazy to   
A----------------------------------|--------------------------------------| tab them out.
E----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

VERSE 2

Guitar 2 plays MAIN CHORDS only with palm muted guitar 2x then,
Both Guitars strum the MAIN CHORDS every beat the 3rd time then,
Guitar 1 plays MAIN CHORDS normally while Guitar 2 strums with ska upstrokes the 4th time.

Then Guitar 1 repeats BREAK 1 (the Octave) while Guitar 2 plays this,

E------------|----------------|
B------------|----------------| Play 2x
G------------|----------------|
D--2-2---2---|-2-2---2---2----|
A------4---4-|-----4---4------|
E------------|-------------2~-|

Then repeat BREAK 2

VERSE 3

Repeat VERSE 1.

SOLO 2

Guitar 1 plays MAIN CHORDS 4x while,
Guitar 2 repeats SOLO 1 and then plays this,

E--------------------------|            
B--------------------------| Repeat 4x
G--9h11-11-11-11-9-9-9-9---|
D--------------------------|
A--------------------------|
E--------------------------|

Then Guitar 2 plays this,

E-----------------------------|-------------------------------------------|  
B--12-12-9-12-12p9-9-9-12-12--|--9-12-12p9-9-9-12p9-12-12-9-12-12p9-9-9\--|
G-----------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------|-------------------------------------------| 
A-----------------------------|-------------------------------------------| 
E-----------------------------|-------------------------------------------| 

|-------------------------------------------| 
|--9-12-12p9-9-9-12p9-12-12-9-12-12p9-9-9\--| 
|-------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------| 

Both Guitars then play

   B5  E5
E---------|            
B---------| 
G--4---1--|
D--4---2--|
A--2---2--|
E------0--|

OUTRO

Guitar 1 plays MAIN CHORDS 4x with clean guitar.


That's it. Questions, comments, death threats...email me at Gomer188@hotmail.com
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dumbpunk 10 May 30, 2004 08:00 PM

aweful tab, so wrong

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jarhead4life 10 May 29, 2008 11:21 AM

the whole thing is in chords. this has single notes and not even the right notes to fit. sounds nothing like it.

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