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Black Rain Tab

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D A D G B E
Soundgarden - "Black Rain"
From the album "Telephantasm"
Tuning: DADGBe
tabbed by jjhand

This song was originally recorded during the Badmotorfinger sessions.
The sound is raw & Chris's vocals are wailing just like several of their
early hits. Please rate or comment.



Fade In (Ad-lib):   Repeat notes followed by ", listen to rhythm on track  
e|--------------|---------------------------------------|
B|--------------|---------------------------------------|
G|-5-"-----10p7-|--------11-11-11--10-7-7-5-5/7-9b-9-7--|
D|-0-"-----0----|-0-0-0--0--0--0---0--0-0-0-0---0--0-0--|
A|--------------|---------------------------------------|
D|--------------|---------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|--------14-14-14--10-7-7-5-5/7-9b-9-7--|
D|-0-0-0--0--0--0---0--0-0-0-0---0--0-0--|
A|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|---------------------------|
G|--------12-12-12--11-7-7-5-5/7-9b-9-7--|--------5--5--5--5----10p7-|
D|-0-0-0--0--0--0---0--0-0-0-0---0--0-0--|-0-0-0--0--0--0--0-----0---|
A|---------------------------------------|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|---------------------------|

replay 2nd bar above before loud guitars come in





Intro/Chorus
 (0:20) - one guitar holds D chord
e|------------|----0----------|
B|---3--------|----3----------|
G|---2--------|----2----------|
D|---0--------|----0----------|
A|---0--3-----|----0---0------|
D|------3-----|--------0------|


|--------------|-----------------------|
|--------------|-----------------------|
|---7----------|-----------------------|
|---7---3------|-----------------------|
|---5---3------|------9-8~-----5-4~----|
|-------3------|-----------------------|





Pre Verse - 2 Guitars play these 3 bars 2x
e --------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B --------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G --------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D --------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A  ------------------9b11r9--8~---|-------------------8b9r8--6~---|
D -0---0-2h3-2-0-0-0--------------|-0---0-2h3-2p0-0-0-------------|

e -------------------------------||
B -------------------------------||
G -------------------------------||
D -------------------------------||
A  ------------------8b9r8--5~---||
D -0---0-2h3-2-0-0-0-------------||

Pre-Verse riff ending:
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|-----------1--------------|
|-----------1--------------|
|-0---0-2h3-1~-------------|






When Singing enters, one guitar repeats, the other changes to

e -------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B -------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G -------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D -------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A  ------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D -0---0-2h3-2-0-0-0-3b5r3--2~---|-0---0-2h3-2p0-0-0-3b5r3--1~---|

1.                          "If I could                   hug my"
2.                          "For your wings             to cover"
3.                          "Half alive               I hurt the" 
4.                          "Sleepless eyes,           close the" 


line 2:
e -------------------------------|
B -------------------------------|
G -------------------------------|
D -------------------------------|
A  ------------------------------|  verse ending is same
D -0---0-2h3-2-0-0-0-3b5r3--0----|

1."love,                   could I try"
2." me                and let them fold"
3."most                  brilliant lie"
4."light               and rest your mind while you burn!"
Pre-Chorus






Pre-Chorus
e ----------------------|---------------------|
B ----------------------|---------------------|
G ----------------------|---------------------|
D ----------------------|---------------------|
A  ---------------------|---------------------|
D -0---0-3h6-5~---/8----|-0---0-3h5-3~---6----|

"Can’t stutter when you’re talking with your eyes
By cutting out your tongue you save face
Feeding on the blood lets running from a big day"







Play Chorus (Intro Part) again

"Cry on black rain, cry on black rain"







Play Verse Again, with random guitar feedback in background





Break (3:17) play 2x
e -------------------------------------------------------|
B -------------------------------------------------------|
G ---------------------------------0h3h5-0h5h7-----------|
D ---------0h5h7-0h3h5-------0h5h7-----------------------|
A  --0h5h7-------------0h5h7-----------------------------|
D -------------------------------------------------------|


Repeat Pre-Chorus


Repeat Chorus 

Lead Guitar (3:53-4:13) - TP is probably a tremelo pedal, ad-lib
|-------------------|--------------|---------------|----------------|
|-------9TP---------|-9b10TP-------|-9TP-----------|-9b10TP---------|
|-------------------|--------------|---------------|----------------|
|-------------------|--------------|---------------|----------------|
|-5NH---------------|--------------|---------------|----------------|
|-------------------|--------------|---------------|----------------|



Play Pre-chorus again

Play Break again




Ending (repeated & semi-random)

------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|----------|
-15----15----15----15---|-15----15----15----15---|-13----13----13----13---|----------|
----14----14----14----14|----12----12----12----12|----12----12----12----12|-14-------|
------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|---16--12-|
------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|----------|
------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|----------|



Key:

h  - hammer-on
NH - natural harmonic
TP - tremelo picked, or using pedal
/  - slide
~  - vibrato
b  - bend
r  - release bend
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usetheforce93 wrote on November 11 2010, 04:21 pm

great tab but, i think this should be changed.

change this:
A|--------------------8b9r--6~---|
D|-0---0-2h3-2p0-0-0-------------|

to this:
A|--------------------8b9r--7~---|
D|-0---0-2h3-2p0-0-0-------------|
other than that it's a great tab. thanks for posting it.

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Drakarne wrote on February 14 2011, 07:24 pm

at the pre-chorus i could've sworn he said "just another blonde bitch running from a black guy" lol, glad thats cleared up

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MyBrokenGift wrote on March 6 2016, 08:21 am

Sounds great! Thank you!

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