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THE DEATH OF JOHN SMITH by NOFX. Album: The Longest Line (1991)           1/3
Man, what a rhythm! One of the coolest NOFX songs ever!
A=Melvin   B=El Hefe   A&B=both
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# intro #A  !pick-slide!                                                   >
E-----------3-----------------------3--5-------3--------------------------->
B-----------3-------7---------------3--5-------3-------7------------------->
G-----------4-------7---------------4--6-------4-------7------10------12--->
D---7-------5-------7-------3----2--5--7-------5-------7------10------12--->
A---7-------5-------5-------3----3--5--7-------5-------5-------8----7-10--->
E---5-----------------------1----------5----------------------------8------>
# intro #B  !pick-slide!                                                   >
E----------------------------------------------3-----------------------3--->
B----------------------------------------------3-------7---------------3--->
G-------------------7--------------------------4-------7---------------4--->
D---7-------5-------7-------3----2--5--7-------5-------7-------3----2--5--->
A---7-------5-------5-------3----3--5--7-------5-------5-------3----3--5--->
E---5-------3---------------1-------3--5-------3---------------1----------->
>introA  <=pick-slide
>---------------------------|
>---------------------------|
>---------------------------|
>---7-------------------5---|
>---7-------0---2---3-----<-|
>---5---------------------<-|
>introB
>---------------------------|
>---------------------------|
>---------------------------|
>---7-------7---5---3---2---|
>---7-----------------------|
>---5-----------------------|
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# riff #A&B %=pause
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------5-5-4---------------------------------|
D---7-7-7-5-5-5-5-3---7-7-7-5-5-4-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-3---%-3-3---------|
A---7-7-7-----------3-7-7-7-------7-7-7-----------3---3-3-%-2-2---|
E---5-5-5-------------5-5-5-------5-5-5---------------------3-3---|
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# riff2 #A&B
E---------------------------/-mute--\-----------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D---7-7-7-5-5-5-5-3---7-7-7-5-5-5-5-6---7-7-7-5-5-5-5-3---%-3-3---------|
A---7-7-7-----------3-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-6---7-7-7-----------3---3-3-%-2-2---|
E---5-5-5-------------5-5-5-3-3-3-3-4-%-5-5-5---------------------3-3---|
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# riff3 #A&B %=pause                                              >
E----------------------------------------------------------------->
B----------------------------------------------------------------->
G---------------------------5-5-4--------------------------------->
D---7-7-7-5-5-5-5-3---7-7-7-5-5-4-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-3---%-3-3--------->
A---7-7-7-----------3-7-7-7-------7-7-7-----------3---3-3-%-2-2-%->
E---5-5-5-------------5-5-5-------5-5-5---------------------3-3--->
>riff3
>-----------------------------|
>-----------------------------|
>-10-10---12-12---------------|
>-10-10---12-12---3-3---5-5---|
>--8--8-%-10-10-%-3-3---5-5---|
>-----------------1-1-%-3-3---|
:
>>>>>>>>>>>>to next page...
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THE DEATH OF JOHN SMITH                                                   2/3
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# verse #A X4   %=pause
E-----------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------|
G---6-6-6-6-----6-6-6-6---------------------5-----4---|
D---7-7-7-7-----7-7-7-7-----3-3-3-3-3-3---5-----4-----|
A---7-7-7-7-----7-7-7-7-----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----2-------|
E---5-5-5-5-%%%-5-5-5-5-%%%-1-1-1-1-1-1---------------|
# verse #B X4   %=pause
E-----------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------5-----4---|
D---7-7-7-7-----7-7-7-7-----3-3-3-3-3-3---5-----4-----|
A---7-7-7-7-----7-7-7-7-----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----2-------|
E---5-5-5-5-%%%-5-5-5-5-%%%-1-1-1-1-1-1---------------|
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# chorus #A     (So I keep on working...)
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------5-5-5--------------------------------------------------------|
D---3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3-3-3--------------3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5|
A---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5--3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5|
E---1-1-1-1-1-1-------3-3-3--1-1-1-1-1-1--------------1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-3-3|
# chorus #B
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D---3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-5-5-5--3-3-3-3-3-3--------------3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5|
A---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5--3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5|
E---1-1-1-1-1-1-------3-3-3--1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-5-5-5--1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-3-3|
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# TILT #A&B     \=slide-down   p=pull-off   %=pause                          >
E-----------------------------------/p-m\------------------------------------>
B---------------------------------------------------------------------------->
G---------------5-5------14-14-14---------------5-5-----------------5--7----->
D---7-%%%-7p5-------7----14-14-14-7-7-7-7-7p5-------7p5---5-5-7p5---5--7--7\->
A---7---------7-----7-%%-12-12-12-7-7-7-7-----7---------7---------7-3--5--7\->
E---5---------------5-------------5-5-5-5---------------------------------5\->
>TILTA&B                                                                     >
>-----------------------------/p-m\-------------------------------------------->
>------------------------------------------------------------------------------>
>------------------14-14-14---------------5-5-----------------5--7-10-10-10-10->
>---------5-6-7\---14-14-14-7-7-7-7-7p5-------7p5---5-5-7p5---5--7-10-10-10-10->
>---------5-6-7\-%-12-12-12-7-7-7-7-----7---------7---------7-3--5--8--8--8--8->
>---5-3-0-3-4-5\------------5-5-5-5-------------------------------------------->
>TILTA&B
>------------------------------/p-mute-\---|
>------------------------------------------|
>--------------------14-14-----------------|
>--------------------14-14-----5-5-5-5-6---|   > Then play riffA&B.
>--55556677-10-12-10-12-12-%%%-5-5-5-5-6---|
>------------------------------3-3-3-3-4---|
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# verse2 #A X4  \=slide-down  %=pause     (Another day...)
E------------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------------------|
G---14-14-14-14\----14-14-14-14\---10-10-10-10-10-10-----5-----4---|
D---14-14-14-14\----14-14-14-14\---10-10-10-10-10-10---5-----4-----|
A---12-12-12-12\%%%-12-12-12-12\%%%-8--8--8--8--8--8-3-----2-------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------|
# verse2 #B
E------------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------------------|
G---14-14-14-14-----14-14-14-14--------------------------5-----4---| >>>>>>to
D---14-14-14-14-----14-14-14-14-----3--3--3--3--3--3---5-----4-----| next
A---12-12-12-12-%%%-12-12-12-12-%%%-3--3--3--3--3--3-3-----2-------| page...
E-----------------------------------1--1--1--1--1--1---------------|
THE DEATH OF JOHN SMITH                                                   3/3
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Then play chorusA or chorusB.
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# bridge #A   *=play 16X palm-muted                             >
E--------------------------------------------------------------->
B------------------------*-------------------------------------->
G----*---------*--------7--------------------------------------->
D---7---------5---------7--------------------------------------->
A---7---------5---------5---------7--5--4-5-5---7-5-4-5---7-5-4->
E---5---------3------------------------------------------------->
# bridge #B   *=play 16X palm-muted                             >
E--------------------------------------------------------------->
B------------------------*-----------------------------*-------->
G----*---------*--------7----------*---------*--------7--------->
D---7---------5---------7---------7---------5---------7--------->
A---7---------5---------5---------7---------5---------5--------->
E---5---------3-------------------5---------3------------------->
>bridgeA
>---------------------------------|
>---------------------------------|
>---------------------------------|
>---------------------------------|
>-4---7-5-4-5---7-5-4-5---7-5-4---|
>---------------------------------|
>bridgeB
>---------------------------------|
>----------------------*----------|
>--*---------*--------7-----------|
>-7---------5---------7-----------|
>-7---------5---------5-----------|
>-5---------3---------------------|
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# riff4 #
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D---7-7-7-5-5-5-5-3---7-7-7-5-5-5-5-3---7-7-7-5-5-5-5-3---3-3-3-2-0-1-1-1---|
A---7-7-7-----------3-7-7-7-----------3-7-7-7-----------3-----------2-2-2---|
E---5-5-5-------------5-5-5-------------5-5-5-------------------------------|
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# verse3 #A X4  *=play 6X
E-----------------------------------------|
B----*-------*-------*--------------------|
G--14------14------10-----------5-----4---|
D--14------14------10---------5-----4-----|
A--12------12-------8-------3-----2-------|
E-----------------------------------------|
# verse3 #B X4  *=play 6X
E-----------------------------------------|
B----*-------*----------------------------|
G--14------14--------*----------5-----4---|   > Then play chorusA or chorusB
D--14------14-------3---------5-----4-----|     with last F- and G-parts X12
A--12------12-------3-------3-----2-------|     and then play riff3A&B.
E-------------------1---------------------|
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# outro #A&B      %=pause
E-------------------------------|
B-------------------------------|
G---------------5-5-------------|
D---7-7-7-7p5-----------7-5-7---|
A---7-7-7-----7---------7-5-7---|
E---5-5-5-----------%%%-5-3-5---|
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I keep on believing my life still has value...
Tabbed by Jussi Heinonen 12.05.1998.

            
            
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