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                             Drown Soda by Hole
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Tabbed by: Scott

I am basing this off of the 1991 recording of this song that 
appeared on the "Teenage Whore" single; the MTV Unplugged performance is played a little
differently and has a different outro (it's also acoustic, whereas this version is 
played on electric), but they are very similar. I believe Erlandson uses a slide.

There is some crazy guitar texturing at the end that I'm not sure how to replicate 
(almost sounds like a drain choking on water), but the chords underneath it are noted
here. I think this is the only song Hole ever did using a slide, kind of gives it a 
droney and dark feeling.


Tuning: Standard


Intro/Verse:

Guitar 1 :

       D5        E5   F#5      D5        E5   F#5

e|--5-5-5-5-5-/-7-7-/--9--\-5-5-5-5-5-/-7-7-/--9--------|
B|--5-5-5-5-5-/-7-7-/--9--\-5-5-5-5-5-/-7-7-/--9--------|
G|--7-7-7-7-7-/-9-9-/-11--\-7-7-7-7-7-/-9-9-/-11--------|
D|--7-7-7-7-7-/-9-9-/-11--\-7-7-7-7-7-/-9-9-/-11--------|
A|--5-5-5-5-5-/-7-7-/--9--\-5-5-5-5-5-/-7-7-/--9--------|
E|--0-0-0-0-0-/-0-0-/--0--\-0-0-0-0-0-/-0-0-/--0--------|


For a bigger sound, a second guitar can play the power chords underneath this:

    D5          E5    F#5   D5          E5    F#5
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|--7-----------7-----11----7-----------9-----11---------|
D|--7-----------7-----11----7-----------9-----11---------|
A|--5-----------9------9----5-----------7------9---------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|


     Oh yeah, he wants to take you
     Take you away from your life
     Ooh yeah, he wants to take you
     Take you away from your lives
     Ooh yeah, he wants to take you
     Get you away from my life
     Ooh yeah, he wants to take you
     Take you away from my life

     Just you wait 'til everyone is hooked  (x 4)

     Ooh yeah, he wants to take you
     Take you by the hand
     Ooh, I wanna kill you
     Baby, I know you'd understand

     Ooh, you're gonna watch me
     Watch me while I go down


For the following verses, sporadic muted jolts of the chords are played to carry the
melody, but the guitars are otherwise silent. On "drown", resume the regular intro/verse riff:

    D5             E5   D5             E5   D5            E5
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--7x-x-x-x-x-x---9x---7x-x-x-x-x-x---9---7x-x-x-x-x-x---9x------|
D|--7x-x-x-x-x-x---9x---7x-x-x-x-x-x---9---7x-x-x-x-x-x---9x------|
A|--5x-x-x-x-x-x---7x---5x-x-x-x-x-x---7---5x-x-x-x-x-x---7x------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


     Yeah, you're gonna watch me
     I take you by the hand
     Ooh, yeah, I wanna kill you
     Baby, I know you understand

     Ooh yeah, you're gonna watch me
     Watch me while I go down
     Ooh, you're gonna watch me
     Watch me while I drown

     Oh yeah, he wants to take you
     Take you away from your life
     Oh, I wanna kill you
     Tell you about my lie


This is where the texturing on Erlandson's guitar gets wild and sounds like a
combination of fizzing soda and a drain choking on water (a fitting combination for the song).
Like I said, not sure how he does this as I'm not an expert of distortion and effects, 
but these are the chords buried under there:

       
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--10-10---9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--10-10------|
D|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--10-10---9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--10-10------|
A|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---8--8---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---8--8------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|


     It's my lie and I believe in it
     It's my lie and I wanted it
     It's my bed and I'll bleed in it
     It's my bed and I'll lie

     Sit on the corner and I drink drown soda
     I wanna bomb the whole state of Minnesota
     The whole state of Minnesota
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