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Cortez the Killer - Neil Young and Crazy Horse
  Album - ZUMA      (banned in Spain at one time, go figur')
 
  The chord voicing is generally: Em7, D and Am7. On Zuma and live,
  variations off the root come in, a la Em, Dsus2, Dsus4, Am7, Am
  Am7sus4, Asus2, etc... So PLEASE play around with it for the rythym
  sections, AND whilst improvising when soloing.
  This was tabbed out using a gut strung beater during my move to a
  new home, so perhaps the positions might not be as suitable as
  they would via an electric, as well as the standard tuning.
                                  -ginalollobrigida@mindspring.com
  ******************************************************************
                  ...next up, Emperor of Wyoming -or- I Am A Child
 
  Standard tuning adaptation
  RYTHYM:
  |/Em7   /D      /Am7    /       :|| - repeat until you die.
 
    [INTRO-SOLO I]
    0:00
     Em7                               D
e||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|0_2=============-/4-----------4\2-|----------------0----------------|
A||----------------|-----------------2---------------|---------------5/
E||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 
     Am7
e||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|/7--7\(__0)===---|----------------|3--3/5--5/7-----|----------------|
E||----------------5-----3'---------|------------5---|----------------|
 
     Em7                               D
e||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G||-5--7(7)(7)(7)--4^-7-7-4====-----|-(7)-9-9-9\\7---|----------------|
D||----------------|----------------|----------------|--5--/7---------|
A||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 
    Am7             0:30
e||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G||----------------|------------5-5-57-7-------------|----------------|
D||---9__7-9---7--10-9__7----------------5--(5)----feedback-----------|
A||----------------|-------10-------|---------------------------------|
E||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
                      
     Em7                               D
e||----------------|-------------|--|---------------/3-3==/5=---------|
B||-7/9-10/12==12==|------5-5/7/<9 -|{5------5-------|-------5-55-5===|
G||----------------|-7==------------|{5---5----5-5---|-------5-----5==|
D|77---------------|-7==------------|{5---5------5---|--------------5=|
A||----------------|-5==------------|----------------|----------------|
E||----------------|----------------|{5--------------|----------------|
                                                                     
     Em7 0:52         D(sus2)          Am7
e||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B||-----3-33-0---3-0---5-5-----5===-|---5.5.5--5-----|----3=3======---|
G||-0-x-0-00-0---0-0-7-7--7====-7==-|---5.5.5--5-----|-0==0=0======---|
D||-2-x-2----------|-7-----7===--7==|-5---------7\5--|-2======-0======|
A||-2--------------|-5-----5=5==--5=|--------------7-|-0========------|
E||----------------|----------------|-5--------------|----------------|
 
     Em7              D                Am7
e||----------------|----------------|---5-5-5-\------|----------------|
B||--------3-3--0==|-7---7-------7==\-5------5\------|-5==--5-5-------|
G|2/4------0-0--0==|-7----(77)-5-7==\-5--------------5-5==--5-5---5-5-|
D||--0_2-2---------|-7-7--(77)------|-5--------------5------5-5-x-5-5-|
A||--0_2-----------|-5--------------|----------------|----------------|
E||--0-------------|----------------|-5--------------|----------------|
 
     Em7 1:25                          D
e||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B||---------(----3----3--3)---------|-3=====================----------|
G||---------(0---0----0--0)---------|-2======(=====2=====2=)----------|
D||0__2=====(2------2-----)---------|-0======(0=========0--)----------|
A||0__2==================-----------|---------------------------------|
E||0=====================-----------|---------------------------------|
               (optional)
   Am7                                                    1:40
 
e||---------------------------------|---------0========---------------|
B||-----------(---5-x--5)-----------|-1=======1========---p-h-----p-h-|
G||-----------(---5-x--5)-----------|-0=======0========-7-_5_7----_5_7|
D||-5=========(5====----)-----------|-2=======------------------------|
A||-7============================\__0-0=======------------------------|
E||-5============================\--|---------------------------------|
        (optional)
 
 
     Em7              D                Am7
e||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B||------------p---|---3-3---3==----|----------------|----------------|
G|7_(5)-7-7-7-7_4--4==-2-2-2==-2==-2/4===--4^4-\2----|22-/4-/6===/7===|
D||----------------|---0-7----------|------------2====----------------|
A||----------------|---------------------------------|----------------|
E||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 
     Em7      D                 Am7  2:06
e||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B||----------------|----------4.----|----------------|----------------|
G||7^(7)77_4--7\4-/7====--4-7-------|--(7)9-7-9==-9_7-97-----797==7-77-9
D||----------------|----------------77(9)------------|---7=710-----9--|
A||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 
 
    Em7               D                Am7  2:27
e||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G||7====/12-14-16--16^15^14^12^11^9^9==-797----------|44-44-4-44_5----|
D||----------------|----------------|------10797-----|-------------5-7|
A||----------------|----------------|----------5/7---|----------------|
E||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 
 
     Em7               D               Am7 2:44
e||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B||----------------|----------------|-p-p------------|----------------|
G||-77-4-7-4-4/7===-999-7--4-4/5-44/5-_4_2------45-4/(5)-/7===(7)-----|
D||----------------|-----7----------|-----2====-------|-----------9==9/
A||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 
     Em7              D                Am7             3:02
e||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G||----------------|-9==9--7.9-9-7--|--------------77-/9==9-7======-7-|
D|12==12=12=12-\7-7_9-------------9_7---------77/9---|----------------|
A||----------------|----------------|1010(7)10-------|----------------|
E||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
   Em7              D                Am7
  |----------------|----------------|-----(lightly)--|----------------|
  |----3-3--0---0--|/5===5==--------|-------5---5----|---------(5)(5)-|
  |----0-0--0-0-0-0|-7-----7==------|--4/5=-5-5-7===-|h-----(5)---(5)-|
  |0_2------2------|-7--------7====-|------5---------5_7===-----------|
  |0_2------2------|-5--------5====-|----------------|----------------|
  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 
  3:21Em7                            D
  He came dancing across the water ...
      Am7                            /
     looking for the new world, ...
      Em7                            D            3:45
  On the shore lay Montezuma ...
      Am7                            /
  in his halls he often wandered .....
     Em7                             D       4:00
  And his subjects gathered`round ....
     Am7                             /
  in their clothes of many colors ...
     Em7                             D
  And the women all were beautiful ...
     Am7                             /
  they offered life in sacrafice ....
 
    
[SOLO II]
     Em7    4:30      D                Am7
e||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B||----------------|----------------|h-p---h-p-------|----------------|
G|//5-7--77-4--4---|/7-9-9-9---7----4_5_4-4_5_4------5-/7==7-5-------x7
D||----------------|---------7------|-----------5/7\5|--------5----57-|
A||----------------|----------------|----------------|---------7-77---|
E||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 
     Em7    4:49      D                Am7
e||----------------|-------------p--|----------------|----------------|
B||----------------|-----/7===7-7_4-4\3-3-4_33-------|--h---------h-0==
G||7==-7-4--7-7-4===-4-7------------|---------542====-44_5-4-0===0_2--|
D||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 
     Em7              D     5:07       Am7
e||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|=0====0====0====0========---------|----------------|----------------|
G||----------------|----=====-------|---x------------|----------------|
D||----------------|--------====----|----x-------x---|---/9-9_7---h---|
A||-------------(feedback)----====--|------------x---|---------/7-_7--|
E||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 
 
  5:21Em7                            D
  Hate was just a legend        and war was ...
      Am7                            /
        people worked together and they ....
      Em7                            D
  And they carried them to the flatlands..
  5:45Am7                            /
  and they built up with their bare ...
      Em7                            D
  And I know she's living there, and ...
      Am7                            /
  I still can't remember where, ...
 
    
[SOLO III]
     Em7    6:11                       D
e||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B||-------1010/12===---------10_12--10==10==-----12^===========(12===)|
G|10/12===---------|---10_12--------|---------10-----|----------------|
D||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 
     Am7 ???
e||----------------|----(11&10th frets)--------------|----------------|
B||-121212-101010--|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G||---------------121212-111111-101010-88-6-5-3-3-5/7-9^(9)=(9)-------|
D||----------------|----------------|----------------|------------7---|
A||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 
     Em7            6:30               D
e||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B||----------------|------------5-/7-/10^(10)\7------|----------------|
G|5^---7=7=7===---4=4==----4_5_4----|----------4_5_4-|5---------------|
D||----------------|----------------|---------------7`-7_5-----5^-----|
A||----------------|----------------|----------------|-----7------7===|
E||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 
     Am7
e||----------------|----------------|
B||----------------|----------------|
G||----------------|------7-9`(9`)(9`)
D||-----5-7-9==9==-7---/9------0===-|
A||----------------|9-7-------(0)==-|
E||----------------|----------------|
 
 
  6:43Em7                            D
  He came dancing across the water    Cortez, Cortez
      Am7         (feedback)                 /
  What a killer....
 
    
[OUTRO-SOLO IV]
     Em7  7:03                         D
e||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B||--------5.------|---5------------|---------------5==---5-55===--5--|
G||4-5-7==---4==--4-77--------------4-7===-4-7===--4----4--4----------|
D||----------------|-----5`-7-------|----------------|----------------|
A||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 
     Am7                            begin fade
e||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B||----------------|----8^====10===10======10======--|----===---------|
G|4-4--------------|---------------12`=====12`=======|------===--12-12=
D||---7-5----------|-9`--------------|---------------|----------------|
A||-------/7-/7----|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 
     Em7                                            fade out....   7:30
e||----10----------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|==-------12`--12-10==-10==10===--10--12^(12)-12-10--etc....---------|
G||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 
 
 *******************************************************
 
  _5  hammer on/pull off
  /7  slide up
  \5  slide down
  5=  vibrato(single notes)/sustain(whole chords)
  5^  bend up
  5`  slight bend
  (9) ghost bend
  5.  staccato note

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

            
            
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Dan7 10 Nov 11, 2004 07:00 PM

awsome tab

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dale007 10 Oct 31, 2005 06:00 PM

ssooo awsome man i love it! sweet job@!!

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Razorhead 212 Mar 27, 2006 01:10 PM

A little difficult to red but besides that yeah this tab is sweet.

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