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Soundgarden - "Been Away Too Long"
From "King Animal"
"My Wave" Tuning - EBEbbe - Low E, low B, middle E, two high b's and high e. 
(1, 2, and 6th strings are standard tuning pitches).


Good first single from the new Soundgarden. Not quite as polished as 
"Live to Rise" but still a unique song with that Soundgarden sound. Please 
rate/comment. The tab was updated with actual tuning (see Letterman Show 
video of this song for help) but standard tuning version is at the bottom. 



Intro - Freely
e|------------------------------------------|
b|------------------------------------------|
b|------------------------------------------|
E|-3/5\3--10---8---5--3/5--8--8--5--3-------|
B|-3/5\3--10---8---5--3/5--8--8--5--3-------|
E|-3/5\3--10---8---5--3/5--8--8--5--3-------|




Main Riff- Guitar 1

e|-----------------|------------------|
b|-----------------|------------------|
b|-0-----0-3-3-0-0-|-5----------------|
E|-0-----0-3-3-0-0-|-5---0-0----------|
B|-0-----0-3-3-0-0-|-5---0-0----------|
E|-0-----0-3-3-0-0-|-5---0-0----------|
 |
 | Guitar 2 
e|-----------------|-------0----------|
b|-----------------|-------0----------|
B|-0-----0-3-3-0-0-|-5-----0----------|
B|-0-----0-3-3-0-0-|-5-----0----------|
E|-0-----0-3-3-0-0-|-5-----0----------|
E|-0-----0-3-3-0-0-|-5---0-0----------|



Verse Singing Part - with fast chorus effect
|-------------|------------------------|
|-2----3----5-|---3-----8______b9------|
|-2----3----5-|---3-----8--------------|
|-------------|------------------------|
|-------------|------------------------|
|-------------|------------------------|

repeat main riff 

|-------------|------------------------|
|-2----3----5-|---3-----9~~~~~~~~------|
|-2----3----5-|---3-----9--------------|
|-------------|------------------------|
|-------------|------------------------|
|-------------|------------------------|

repeat main riff 


**Play entire Verse Part 2x**





Chorus
|-------------------|--------------|-----------------|
|-------------------|-0------------|-----------------|
|-------------------|-7----------6-|-5-3------3-5-6--|
|-6---4-3-----3-5-6-|-7----------6-|-5-3------3-5-6--|
|-6---4-3-----3-5-6-|-7----------6-|-5-3------3-5-6--|
|-6---4-3-0---3-5-6-|-7----------6-|-5-3-0----3-5-6--|

                        "Nobody loves me"

|--------------|-----------------|------------------|------------------|
|-0------------|-----------------|------------------|------------------|
|-7----------6-|-5-3------3-5-6--|-7-------5--------|-10------11-------|
|-7----------6-|-5-3------3-5-6--|-7-------5--------|-10------11-------|
|-7----------6-|-5-3------3-5-6--|-7-------5--------|-10------11-------|
|-7----------6-|-5-3-0----3-5-6--|-7-------5--------|-10------11-------|

"No one saves me                    No one loves me, hates me"


Guitars Pause

"I've been away for too long"



Play Verse and Chorus Again



Bridge (1:39) play 4x
|------------------------|------------------|
|------------------------|------------------|
|-/12-12-12-12-10/12-----|-3-----0-0-0-3----|
|-/12-12-12-12-10/12-----|-3-----0-0-0-3----|
|-/12-12-12-12-10/12-----|-3-----0-0-0-3----|
|-/12-12-12-12-10/12-0-0-|-3-----0-0-0-3----|





Creepy Solo (1:52)

       play this 2x (with main riff):

|------------------|--------------------|
|-/17~~----15--14--|-15--14h15p14\11~~~-|
|------------------|--------------------|  play main Riff again
|------------------|--------------------|  
|------------------|--------------------|
|------------------|--------------------|



at 2:04 - 2 Guitars:

|-----------------|--------0-------|
|-----------------|--------0-------|
|----5---5-5------|-5--------------|  played 4x
|----5---5-5------|-5---0----------|
|----5---5-5------|-5---0----------|
|----6---6-6------|-6---0----------|



During Bass part (2:20), 

Guitar 1 plays these short notes 2x with delay pedal on:

|---------|--------|--------|--------|
|---------|--------|--------|--------|
|-8-------|-9------|-14-----|-12-----|
|-8-------|-9------|-14-----|-12-----|
|---------|--------|--------|--------|
|---------|--------|--------|--------|


(2:28)  Guitar 1 play 6x
|------------------------|------------------|
|-5p3p0-7p5p0-5p3p0----0-|-9____p7-0--------|
|------------------------|------------------|
|------------------------|------------------|
|------------------------|------------------|
|------------------------|------------------|



(2:42) Guitar 2, with effects on

|------------------|--------------------|
|-/17~~----15--14--|-15--14h15p14\11~~~-|
|------------------|--------------------|
|------------------|--------------------|  
|------------------|--------------------|
|------------------|--------------------|



(2:48) Guitar 2 - play 2x
|-0---------0---------|-0-------0----0---0-----|
|-15--------17-15h17--|-10------12-------12----|
|---------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------|------------------------|


(2:52) Guitar 2 - play 2x similarly
|-2--2--2-----2--2-----|-/14---14---------------|
|-0--------0--------0--|----------10---10--7-0--|
|----------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------|------------------------|


(3:01) w/ effects
|-------------|------------------------|
|-2----3----5-|---3-----8--------------|
|-------------|------------------------|
|-------------|------------------------|
|-------------|------------------------|
|-------------|------------------------|
"On    my    way    home"





Repeat Bridge Riff, lyrics:

"But I take, and all they ever wanted a break, I've been away for too long
Though i never really wanted to stay. I've been away for too long."
 


Ending
|-------0---------0----|-6---4-3---3-5/6--------|
|-------0---------0----|-6---4-3---3-5/6--------|
|-3-3---0---5-5---0----|-6---4-3---3-5/6--------|
|-3-3---0---5-5---0----|-6---4-3---3-5/6--------|
|-3-3---0---5-5---0----|-6---4-3---3-5/6--------|
|-3-3---0---5-5---0----|-6---4-3-0-3-5/6--------|






============================================================================

TO PLAY THE SONG IN STANDARD TUNING (not as recorded)

Intro - Freely
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|--------7--5----------5--5----------------|
D|-5/7\5--7--5--7--5/7--5--5-7--5-----------|
A|-5/7\5--5--3--7--5/7--3--3-7--5-----------|
E|-3/5\3--------5--3/5-------5--3-----------|




Main Riff- Guitar 1

e|-----------------|------------------|
B|-----------------|------------------|
G|-----------------|-2----------------|
D|-2-----2-5-5-2-2-|-2---2-2----------|
A|-2-----2-5-5-2-2-|-0---2-2----------|
E|-0-----0-3-3-0-0-|-----0-0----------|
 |
 | Guitar 2 - plays entire chords instead of E5, G5
e|-0-----0-----0-0-|-------0----------|
B|-0-----0-----0-0-|-------0----------|
G|-1-----1-4-4-1-1-|-6-----1----------|
D|-2-----2-5-5-2-2-|-7-----2----------|
A|-2-----2-5-5-2-2-|-7-----2----------|
E|-0-----0-3-3-0-0-|-5---0-0----------|



Verse Singing Part - with fast chorus effect
e|-------------|------------------------|
B|-------------|---------8______b9------|
G|-6----7----9-|---7--------------------|
D|-------------|---------5--------------|
A|-4----5----7-|---5--------------------|
E|-------------|------------------------|

repeat main riff 

e|---------------------|--------------------------|
B|---------------------|-9~~~~--------------------|
G|-6----7----9----7----|--------------------------|
D|---------------------|-6------------------------|
A|-4----5----7----5----|--------------------------|
E|---------------------|--------------------------|

repeat main riff 


**Play entire Verse Part 2x**



Chorus
e|-------------------|-7----------6-|-----------------|
B|-------------------|-7----------6-|-----------------|
G|-------------------|-8----------7-|-----------------|
D|-------------------|-9----------8-|-----------------|
A|-8---6-5-----5-7-8-|-9----------8-|-7-5------5-7-8--|
E|-6---4-3-0---3-5-6-|-7----------6-|-5-3-0----3-5-6--|

                        "Nobody loves me"

e|-7----------6-|-----------------|-7-------5--------|-5------6-------|
B|-7----------6-|-----------------|-7-------5--------|-7------8-------|
G|-8----------7-|-----------------|-8-------6--------|-7------8-------|
D|-9----------8-|-----------------|-9-------7--------|-7------8-------|
A|-9----------8-|-7-5------5-7-8--|-9-------7--------|-5------6-------|
E|-7----------6-|-5-3-0----3-5-6--|-7-------5--------|----------------|

"No one saves me                    No one loves me, hates me"


Guitars Pause

"I've been away for too long"



Play Verse and Chorus Again



Bridge (1:39) play 4x
e|------------------|----------------|
B|------------------|----------------|
G|-/9-9-9-9-7/9-----|----------------|
D|-/9-9-9-9-7/9-----|-5---2-2-2-5----|
A|-/7-7-7-7-5/7-----|-5---2-2-2-5----|
E|--------------0-0-|-3---0-0-0-3----|



Creepy Solo (1:52)

       play this 2x (with main riff):

e|-/12~~----10--9---|-10---9h10p9\6~~~-|
B|------------------|------------------|
G|------------------|------------------|  play main Riff again
D|------------------|------------------|  
A|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|



at 2:04 - 2 Guitar parts (top/bottom):

|----0---0-0------|-0---0----------|
|----5---5-5------|-5---0----------|
|-----------------|----------------|  played 4x
|----8---8-8------|-8--------------|
|----7---7-7------|-7---7----------|
|----6---6-6------|-6---0----------|



During Bass part (2:20), 

Guitar 1 plays these short notes 2x with delay pedal on:

|-4-------|-5------|-9------|-7------|
|---------|--------|--------|--------|
|-4-------|-5------|-9------|-7------|
|---------|--------|--------|--------|
|---------|--------|--------|--------|
|---------|--------|--------|--------|


(2:28)  Guitar 1 play 6x
|------------------------|------------------|
|-5p3p0-7p5p0-5p3p0------|-9____p7-0--------|
|------------------------|------------------|
|------------------------|------------------|
|------------------------|------------------|
|------------------------|------------------|



(2:42) Guitar 2, with effects on

e|-/12~~----10--9---|-10---9h10p9\6~~~-|
B|------------------|------------------|
G|------------------|------------------|
D|------------------|------------------|  
A|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|



(2:48) Guitar 2 - play 2x
|-0---------0---------|-0-------0----0---0-----|
|-15--------17-15h17--|-10------12-------12----|
|---------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------|------------------------|


(2:52) Guitar 2 - play 2x similarly
|-0--0--0-----0--0-----|-/12---12---------0-----|
|-0--------0--------0--|----------10---10----0--|
|----------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------|------------------------|


(3:01) w/ effects
e|-------------|------------------------|
B|-------------|---------8~~~~~---------|
G|-6----7----9-|---7--------------------|
D|-------------|---------5~~~~~---------|
A|-4----5----7-|---5--------------------|
E|-------------|------------------------|
"On    my    way    home"





Repeat Bridge Riff, lyrics:

"But I take, and all they ever wanted a break, I've been away for too long
Though i never really wanted to stay. I've been away for too long."
 


Ending
|-------0---------0----|-6---4-3---3-5/6--------|
|-------0---------0----|-6---4-3---3-5/6--------|
|-4-4---1---6-6---1----|-7---5-4---4-6/7--------|
|-5-5---2---7-7---2----|-8---6-5---5-7/8--------|
|-5-5---2---7-7---2----|-8---6-5---5-7/8--------|
|-3-3---0---5-5---0----|-6---4-3-0-3-5/6--------|




KEY
************************************

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| r  Bend release

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

            
            
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tylersugarcarlo 591 Nov 14, 2012 10:23 AM

this is a good tab, but I'm pretty sure it's in the tuning of My Wave which I believe is EEBBBB. don't get me wrong, it's a great start (especially since most people wont want to tune to that crazy shit) but that odd tuning really makes it sound perfect.

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tylersugarcarlo 591 Nov 14, 2012 10:26 AM

pretty good but I think this is in EEBBBB tuning (like My Wave)

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tylersugarcarlo 591 Nov 14, 2012 10:29 AM

sorry for putting that twice. thought the first one didn't go through.

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