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Beautiful Son Tab

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                             Beautiful Son by Hole
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Classic b-side track purportedly about Kurt Cobain's childhood cross dressing habit.
Either that, or Courtney's anthem for gay guys and drag queens, or maybe it's both.
Regardless, this song is really easy to play, but the deal is that I think the tabs on
here have the main riff slightly off. I've seen this played live and it looks like Riff 
B is
played most often, though you can sort of work your way around playing this several
different ways. This sounds more correct to me, though. There are two guitars, Courtney
would probably be playing Riff A clean, and Eric would come in with Riff B distorted. 
Not sure if the bridge is entirely correct, but it sounds close.

Tabbed by: Scott H.

"/" = slide up
"\" = slide down
"h" = hammer-on

Tuning: Standard


Riff A (Guitar 1, clean):

e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|--44/5555555\2--------|
D|--44/5555555\2--------|
A|--22/3333333\0--------|
E|----------------------|


Riff A
    You look good in my dress
    Now get your friends to clean the mess
    You look good in my clothes
    I can feel you where the doctor goes
    My beautiful son
    My beautiful son
    My beautiful son
    My beautiful son


Riff B (Guitar 2, distorted):

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|--99/10-10-10-10-10-10-10\7----|
A|--99/10-10-10-10-10-10-10\7----|
E|--77/-8--8--8--8--8--8--8\5----|


Riff A/B x 2


Riff A/B
    Yeah, no
    Yeah, I know


Riff A
    He had ribbons in his hair
    And lipstick was everywhere
    You look good in my dress
    You look good in my dress

Riff A
    My beautiful son
    My beautiful son
    My beautiful son
    My beautiful son


Riff A/B x 2


Riff A/B
    Yeah, I know
    I know


Riff C (Bridge):

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------9-----------------------------------9--------------9999999---|
D|-------------------------------9-9-----------------------------------------|
A|-7h8-9-9-9-9-----7h8-9--9-9-9--------7h8-9-9-9-9-----7h8-9-9-9-9-----------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    You're barren like me
    You're barren



Riff A/B
    Yeah, I know
    Yeah, I know

Riff A/B
    My beautiful son
    My beautiful son
    My beautiful son
    My beautiful son
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