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This song is weird because of the tuning, it's fucking nuts. it sounds really cool, but
only Soundgarden make it sound this good. Here's the tuning

Low to High: 
6-E 5-E (same as 6) 4-E (one octavie higher, 3 and 2 are the same) 
3-E 2- E 1 - E (normal) 

the sound you get is almost like the Chorus effect, or like a twelve string i guess

Intro (light distorion)
|-------------|    |--------------------|   |---------------------|
|-------------|    |--------------------|   |---------------------|
|-------------|    |--------------------|   |---------------------|
|-------------|    |---0h7-7h9----------|   |---0h7-7h9-7/5 5-----|
|-0--0-0--0-0-|    |-0---------0-0--0-0-|   |-0---------------0-0-|
|-0--0-0--0-0-| 4x |-0---------0-0--0-0-|2x |-0---------------0-0-| 2x
                   |------do these two parts twice----------------|

Pre Verse or Something (little heavier distorion)
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|-2h4p2p0------2h4p2p0------|
|---------2--2---------4--4-|
|---------2--2---------4--4-|
|---------2--2---------4--4-| 4x

Verse 
|------------------------| I Was Slipping Through the Cracks of a Stolen Jewl
|----------12~-----------| I Was Tight Rope Walking in Two Ton Shoes
|-0-2-3----12~-----3-3-2-| Now Somebodies Talking the Third World War
|-0-2-3-0--12~-----3-3-2-| (I've Been Caught in a Mind Riot)
|-0-2-3-0------0-0-3-3-2-| And the Police Said This is Normal Control
|-------0------0-0-------| (I've Been Caught in a Mind Riot)

Alternate "Every Once and a While" Verse
|-----------------------------|
|----------12h14-12-----------|
|-0-2-3----12h14-12-----3-3-2-|
|-0-2-3-0--12----12-----3-3-2-|
|-0-2-3-0-----------0-0-3-3-2-|
|-------0-----------0-0-------|

1st Chorus
  Candles               /Like Somebodies           /I've Been Caught in a 
   Burning Yesterdays     Best Friend  Died                     Mind Riot
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-2-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|1x

2nd Verse
|------------------------| I Was Cryin from My Eye Teeth Bleedin from My Soul
|----------12~-----------| And I Sharpened My Wits on a Dead Man's Skull
|-0-2-3----12~-----3-3-2-| I Build an Elevator From His Bones
|-0-2-3-0--12~-----3-3-2-| (I've Been Caught in a Mind Riot)
|-0-2-3-0------0-0-3-3-2-| I Climbed to the Top Floor to Stamp Out the Coals
|-------0------0-0-------| (I've Been Caught in a Mind Riot)

Alternate "More Then Before" Verse
|-----------------------------|
|----------12h14-12-----------|
|-0-2-3----12h14-12-----3-3-2-|
|-0-2-3-0--12----12-----3-3-2-|
|-0-2-3-0-----------0-0-3-3-2-|
|-------0-----------0-0-------|

2nd Chorus
Candles               /Like Somebodies           /I've Been Caught in a 
   Burning Yesterdays     Best Friend  Died                     Mind Riot
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-2-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                     I'm Tired Within 
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|---11-12-7-9--5-4---4--4--4--4-0-0-0---11-12-7-9-5-4-0-|
|---11-12-7-9--5-4---4--4--4--4-0-0-0---11-12-7-9-5-4-0-|
|---11-12-7-9--5-4-0-4--4--4--4-0-0-0---11-12-7-9-5-4-0-|
|-0-----------------------------------0-----------------|
|-0-----------------------------------0-----------------|

Candles               /Like Somebodies           /I've Been Caught in a 
   Burning Yesterdays     Best Friend  Died                     Mind Riot
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-2-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                     I'm Tired Within 
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|---11-12-7-9--5-4---4--4--4--4-0-0-0---11-12-7-9-5-4-0-|
|---11-12-7-9--5-4---4--4--4--4-0-0-0---11-12-7-9-5-4-0-|
|---11-12-7-9--5-4-0-4--4--4--4-0-0-0---11-12-7-9-5-4-0-|
|-0-----------------------------------0-----------------|
|-0-----------------------------------0-----------------|

Bridge
 I'm Luck's Last Match Struck  In the Pouring Down Wind
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---|
|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---|
|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---|

Outro
                    Pouring Down Wind 
|-------------|    |--------------------|   |---------------------|
|-------------|    |--------------------|   |---------------------|
|-------------|    |--------------------|   |---------------------|
|-------------|    |---0h7-7h9----------|   |---0h7-7h9-7/5 5-----|
|-0--0-0--0-0-|    |-0---------0-0--0-0-|   |-0---------------0-0-|
|-0--0-0--0-0-| 4x |-0---------0-0--0-0-|2x |-0---------------0-0-| 2x
                   |------do these two parts twice----------------|

|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|-2h4p2p0------2h4p2p0------|
|---------2--2---------4--4-|
|---------2--2---------4--4-|
|---------2--2---------4--4-| 4x

|----------------|
|----------12~~--|
|----------12~~--|
|-0-2-3-0--12~~--|
|-0-2-3-0--------|
|-0-2-3-0--------|

This is in my opinion the best song on Badmotorfinger. but fuck it, it's just an opinion

            
            
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Riteon16 10 Oct 17, 2008 09:44 PM

That has got to be the most bizaare tuning ever... ill have to use it more often lol

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David_Bowie=GOD 200 Apr 07, 2009 03:27 PM

great tab, and yes, its one of the best songs on Badmotorfinger

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s0undch4ser 10 Apr 26, 2009 11:48 PM

i had been sampling the tuning for burden in my hand 6=c,5=g,4=c,3=g,2=g,1=e which a cool sound. but this all e set up is something totally off the charts. Cornell get is credited as composer. is he the man responsible for these creative new tunings? thanks for posting.

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