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Childhoods End tab

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Key:
/    = slide up
\    = slide down
b    = bend (whole step)
b^   = bend (1/2 step)
b^^  = bend (1 1/2 steps)
pb   = pre-bend
r    = release-bend
t^   = tap with righthand finger
h    = hammer-on
p    = pull-off
~    = Vibrato
*    = Natural Harmonic
#(#) = Trill
**   = Artificial Harmonic
x    = Dead notes (no pitch)
P.M. = Palm mute (- -> underneath indicates which notes)
(\)  = Dive w\bar
(/)  = Release w\bar
Tp   = Tap w\plectrum

 

Rhythm fig 1a
                                                                                               
Eb|-------0-----------------0-----------------0---------------------------|
Bb|-------0-----------------0-----------------0--------------------3------|
Gb|--------------------5---------5--5--5-4----------4--4--4-2------0------|
Db|--------------------5---------5--5--5-4----------4--4--4-2------0------|
Ab|--2--------------2--3---------3--3--3-2----------2--2--2-0------x------|
Eb|--0--------0--4-------------------------------------------------3------|


 
Rhythm fig 1b
                                                                                          
Eb|------0----------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------0----------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------2--7----6b^6r---6---------0--2-4b^--4r-0--2r^-2r------|
Eb|--0--------0--4---------------7---------4-------------------------3----|


Rythm fig 1c
                                                                             
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|--2--------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--2--------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--0--------------------------------------------------------------------|



Rythm fig 2a (clean electric, let ring throughout)
                                                                                   
Eb|--0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0--0-0--0---0------0-0-----------------------------|
Bb|--0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0--0-0--0---0------0-0-------2--2-2h3-2---2--------|
Gb|--4--4-4--4-4--4-4--4--4-4--2---1------1-1-------2--2-2-2-2---2--------|
Db|--4--4-4--4-4--4-4--4--4-4--2---2------2-2-------2--2-2h4-2---2-4p2----|
Ab|--2--2-2--2-2--2-2--2--2-2--2---2----------4b^4r-0--0-0-0-0---0-----4p2|
Eb|------------------------------------0----------------------------------|


                                                                              
Eb|--2---2-2--3-----3----0---0-0--0-0--0-0--0--0-0---0---0-------0-0------|
Bb|--2---2-2--3-----3----0---0-0--0-0--0-0--0--0-0---0---0-------0-0------|
Gb|--2---2-2--0-----0----4---4-4--4-4--4-4--4--4-4---2---1-------1-1------|
Db|--4---4-4--0-----0----4---4-4--4-4--4-4--4--4-4---2---2-------2-2------|
Ab|--4---4-4--x-----x----2---2-2--2-2--2-2--2--2-2---2---2-----------4b^4r|
Eb|--2---2-2--3-----3----------------------------------------0------------|


                                                                                  
Eb|------------------------------2---2-2--0-------------------------------|
Bb|--2---2-2h3-2----2------------2---2-2--0-------------------------------|
Gb|--2---2-2-2-2----2------------2---2-2--4-------------------------------|
Db|--2---2-2h4-2----2--4p2-------4---4-4--4-------------------------------|
Ab|--0---0-0-0-0----0------4p2---4---4-4--2-------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------2---2-2----------------------------------|



Rhythm fig 2b

Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------3---------|
Bb|--------------------------2---2-2h3-2----2-------------------3---------|
Gb|--4-----------------------2---2-2-2-2----2-------------------0---------|
Db|--4-----------------------2---2-2h4-2----2--4p2-------4------0---------|
Ab|--2----------------4b^4r--0---0-0-0-0----0------4p2---4------x---------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------2------3---------|


                                                                                          
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------2---2-2h3-2----2----------------------------|
Gb|--4------------------------2---2-2-2-2----2-------------------4--------|
Db|--4------------------------2---2-2h4-2----2--4p2-------4------4--------|
Ab|--2-----------------4b^4r--0---0-0-0-0----0------4p2---4------2--------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------2---------------|


Rhythm fig 3a
                                                                                            
Eb|-------0-----------------0----------------0----------------------------|
Bb|-------0-----------------0----------------0-------------------3--------|
Gb|--------------------5--------5--5--5-4---------4--4--4-5------2--------|
Db|--------------------5--------5--5--5-4---------4--4--4-5------0--------|
Ab|--2--------------2--3--------3--3--3-2---------2--2--2-3---------------|
Eb|--0--------0--4--------------------------------------------------------|



Rhythm fig 3b
                                                                                           
Eb|-----0-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----0-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------2--7------6b^6r---6---------0--2-2b^--2r------4b^4r-0---|
Eb|--0------0--4-----------------7---------4-----------------3------------|


                                                                                           
Rhythm fig 4 (palm mute throughout)

                                                                                 
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-2--2--2--2--3--3--3--3--4--4--4--4--5--5--5--5--2--2--2--2--3--3--3--3|
Db|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0|
Ab|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|


                                           
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--4--4--4--4--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-----------------------------------|
Db|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----------------------------------|
Ab|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|



Solo

Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------9~------------8b^--8r--8~---------------------6b^-|
Db|------------6--7--9-----------------------9---------------6--7--9------|
Ab|-------7~--------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--0--------------------------------------------------------------------|


                                                                            
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------12--12--|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------12----------|
Gb|----6r----4b^--4r-4b^-4r--------------------9~---------14b-------------|
Db|-------7------------------6~-------6--7--9-----------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|


                                                                               
Eb|-11--11~-------------17--17-17-17--17-17-------------------------------|
Bb|---------16--17--19--20b-------20b-------20b20r17h20p17----17-17b^^r17~|
Gb|--------------------------------------------------------19-------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|


                                                                              
Harmony

Eb|-----------------------------------------17--17------16--16------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------17--------------------------------|
Gb|----------------9/-12------------19b-----------------------------------|
Db|----------6--7---------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|



Riff 1

Eb|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|






Childhood's end
Simmons, Thayer, Kulick

[Intro: E-chord faded in and manipulated by volume knob]

[Rhy. fig 1a & 1b]
[Rhy. fig 1c]

[Rhy. fig 2a]
I lived a life of illusion and you had your kicks 
So what, there's nothing left to do 
And you and your obsessions and your crucifix 
As if what I thought mattered much to you 


[Rhy. fig 1a & 1b] 
And you were always my friend from Childhood's End 
It was forever and ever 

[Rhy. fig 3a & 3b]
Did you understand 
It's Childhood's End 
But never, the dream is over
 

[Rhy. fig 2a & 2b]
Sunday morning in the New York Times 
I read you died last night 
It said you were smilin' when you blew your mind 
And the note you left behind said: 

[Rhy. fig 1a & 1b]
You were always my friend from Childhood's End 
Seems like forever and ever 
Yeah, you won't have to have to pretend 
It's near the end 
You won't ever be a rock and roller 

Yeah, you were always my friend from Childhood's End 
But never, the dream is over 

[Rhy. fig 4]
You were just like me 
I was just like you 
For eternity I'll think of you 

[Solo over Rhy. fig 1a followed by Rhy. fig 3a]
[Harmony on bar 5 of solo]

[Rhy. fig 1a & 1b with Riff 1]
[Rhy. fig 3a & 3b with Riff 1]
(Repeat choruses, overlapping, fade out) 
You've got something about you, 
You've got something I need...


            
            
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