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Spoonman Tab

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D A D G B E
    ________________
   / Soundgarden   /  The inspiration for this song came from the weird musician called
  / Spoonman      /  Artis the Spoonman, which Cornell met once. He literally played with
 / Superunknown  /  spoons on strings. The background ticking in the Interlude is actually
/_______________/  spoons! But I really don't what this song is about deeper than that.


Tuning: Drop D (D A D G B E)
Gtr I - Distorted (lead, left speaker)
Gtr II - Distorted (lead, right speaker)
Gtr III - Lightly Overdriven (pre-solo)
Gtr IV - Distorted (solo)


 Intro:
 Q=90 bpm
 7/4
 Gtrs I, II
                                                                      PM--|
     S  S  S  S  e   S  S  +S   S  a E    S a E   S a E   S S S S S S S S E    4x
||-----------------------------------------------------------------------------||
||o---------------------------------------------------------------------------o||
||-----------------------------------------------------------------------------||
||--10h12-12-12-12---x-10-(10)-12p10S7---10p7S5---7p5S3---0-0-3h5-5-5-0-0-0----||
||o-10h12-12-12-12---x-10-(10)-12p10S7---10p7S5---7p5S3---0-0-3h5-5-5-0-0-0---o||
||--10h12-12-12-12---x-10-(10)-12p10S7---10p7S5---7p5S3---0-0-3h5-5-5-0-0-0----||
 |-Rhy Fig 1                                                     end Rhy Fig 1-|




 1st Verse:
 4/4
 Gtrs I, II
     S  S  S  S  e   S  S  +S   S Q.            +H                +Q.           +E
||--------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
||o-------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
||--10h12-12-12-12---x-10-(10)-12-5-----------|-(5)---------------(5)-----------(5)/---|
||o-10h12-12-12-12---x-10-(10)-12-5-----------|-(5)---------------(5)-----------(5)/---|
||--10h12-12-12-12---x-10-(10)-12-5-----------|-(5)---------------(5)-----------(5)/---|
...feel the rhythm with your hands...


 7/4
                                                                    PM--|
   S  S  S  S  e   S  S  +S   S  a E    S a E   S a E   S S S S S S S S E
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------o||
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------||
|-10h12-12-12-12---x-10-(10)-12p10S7---10p7S5---7p5S3---0-0-3h5-5-5-0-0-0----||
|-10h12-12-12-12---x-10-(10)-12p10S7---10p7S5---7p5S3---0-0-3h5-5-5-0-0-0---o||
|-10h12-12-12-12---x-10-(10)-12p10S7---10p7S5---7p5S3---0-0-3h5-5-5-0-0-0----||


Rhy Fig 1 x1




 Chorus:
 4/4
 Gtr I
    S S S S S S S S +S  S S S S S E    4x
||-------------------------------------||
||o-----------------------------------o||
||-------------------------------------||
||------------------------5p3----------||
||o---------------------------5p3-0---o||
||--5p3-5p3-5p3-0-5-(5)-3--------------||
||-Rhy Fig 2             end Rhy Fig 2-|
|
|Gtr II
|   S S S S S S S S +S  S e   Q        4x
||-------------------------------------||
||o-----------------------------------o||
||-------------------------------------||
||-------------------------------------||
||o-----------------------------------o||
||--5p3-5p3-5p3-0-5-(5)-3-5------------||
 |-Rhy Fig 2             end Rhy Fig 2-|
...spoonman, come together with your hands...


Rhy Fig 1 x2




 2nd Verse:
similar to 1st Verse




 Chorus:
Rhy Fig 2 x4
 
Rhy Fig 1 x4




 C'mon-Interlude:
 4/4
    W                                4x
||-----------------------------------||
||o---------------------------------o||
||-----------------------------------||
||-----------------------------------||
||o---------------------------------o||
||-----------------------------------||
...come on, come on, come on...




 Pre-Solo:
 2/4               4/4
 Gtrs I, II
  S S S S S S S S   +W
|-----------------|---------------------------------------------|
|-----------------|---------------------------------------------|
|-----------------|---------------------------------------------|
|-----------------|---------------------------------------------|
|-5p3-5p3-5p3-0-3-|-(3)-----------------------------------------|
|---------------3-|-(3)-----------------------------------------|
|
|Gtr III
| H                  S  S S  E     +S   S  S  S  S  Q.
|-----------------|---------------------------------------------|
|-----------------|---------10----------------------------------|
|-----------------|---------12b14r(12)-10h12--------------------|
|-----------------|-10h12--------------------10h12--------------|
|-----------------|--------------------------------10-----------|
|-----------------|---------------------------------------------|



 2/4                4/4
 Gtrs I, II
   S S S S S S S S   +W
|------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|--5p3-5p3-5p3-0---|---------------------------------------------|
|----------------5-|-(5)-----------------------------------------|
|
|Gtr III
|                                                    ~~~~
|  +H                 S  S S  E     +S   S  S  S  S  Q.
|------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|------------------|---------10---------------10h13-13b15--------|
|------------------|---------12b14r(12)-10h12--------------------|
|------------------|-10h12---------------------------------------|
|-(10)-------------|---------------------------------------------|
|------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|
|Gtr IV
|                                                   ~~~
|   H                 H                        E     Q.
|------------------|--------------------------------10-----------|
|------------------|--------------------------------13-----------|
|------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|------------------|---------------------------------------------|




 Solo:
w/Rhy Fig 1 x4 (I've split the 7/4 bars to let you assess the situation)
 4/4
 Gtr III
   ~~~
    Q              Q               H
|--10\-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--13\-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|Gtr IV
|  ~~~~~~
|                                   |-------6-------|
|  +E.       T  T  E     +S   +S   +S   S  S  S  S  S  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T
|-(10)------10h13-13b15=(13)r(13)-(13)-13p10-13-10-----------------------------|
|-(13)b15------------------------------------------13-10h13p10h13p10-----------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------12-10h12p=|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


 3/4
 Gtr IV
   T  T  T  T  S     +T   S    T      T  T      T  T      T  T      T  T      T  T      T      +T   T  T
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------13----------13--------13--------13--------13--------13--------------------------|
|-10----10-10-12b14=(12)------12pb14----12pb14----12pb14----12pb14----12pb14----12pb14-12pb14r(12)-12-10-|
|----12--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


 4/4
        ~~~                                     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                  |-------6------|              
   T  T  Q        T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  S  +E      +E.  +S
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-12-10-10----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------12-12-10-12-12-10-------10-10-12-(12)b14=(12)r(12)-|
|----------------------------------12-12----------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


 3/4
   T  T  T  T  E.    +E   +T   +T      +T      +T    T  T  T  T  S
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------10-10-12b14=(12)-(12)r(12)b14r(12)b14=(12)r-12-12-10-10-12b14-|
|-12-12---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|


 4/4
   +S       E.   Q           +S       Q        E       T  T
|---------------13----------(13)-----13-------13b15---13p10-|
|----------13---13b15-------(13)pb15-----------x------------|
|-(12)pb14------------------------------------13b14---------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|


 3/4
                                                ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
   |--3--|              |--3--|
   T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  S  S      +E      +S   +S
|-13p10------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------13-13p10----10-13p10-10------------------------------------------|
|----------------12-------------12p10-12p10-12-12b13r=(12)b13=(12)-(12)\-|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|


 4/4
                                                       ~~~
           |-------6-------|              |----3----|
  S T  T   S   S  S  S  S  S  T  T  T  T  S  S  E   E   Q
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|-4-7-14-[14]-14-14-12p11h14-14p12p11h14-14p12p11---------------|
|--------------------------------------------------12--10-------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|


 3/4
   S  S     E       E      +E     T  T  +E.
|--------------------------------10--------------|
|----12b13-13------13---------------13-(13)b17---|
|-10-------12b14---12pb14r(12)-------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|




 Interlude:
 3/4
 Gtr IV
   +E       +S   +S   H                   H.                       7x
|-------------------------------------||---------------------------||
|-(13)pb17r(13)-(13)\-----------------||o-------------------------o||
|-------------------------------------||---------------------------||
|-------------------------------------||---------------------------||
|-------------------------------------||o-------------------------o||
|-------------------------------------||---------------------------||


 4/4
    W                                8x
||-----------------------------------||
||o---------------------------------o||
||-----------------------------------|| (bass goes on here)
||-----------------------------------||
||o---------------------------------o||
||-----------------------------------||


    W                                3x H.                      E.    S
||-----------------------------------||---------------------------------|
||o---------------------------------o||---------------------------------|
||-----------------------------------||---------------------------------|
||-----------------------------------||---------------------------------|
||o---------------------------------o||---------------------------------|
||-----------------------------------||-------------------------------0-|
...come on, we like it all...


 Gtr I
    S S S S S S S S +S  S S S S S E    4x
||-------------------------------------||
||o-----------------------------------o||
||-------------------------------------||
||----------------5-(5)-3--------------||
||o-5p3-5p3-5p3-0---------5p3---------o||
||----------------------------5p3-0----||




 Chorus:
similar to previous




 Outro:
 4/4
 Gtrs I, II
   S  S  S  S  e   S  S  +S   S Q.            +H                +Q.           +E
|-------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|-10h12-12-12-12---x-10-(10)-12-5-----------|-(5)---------------(5)-----------(5)/---|
|-10h12-12-12-12---x-10-(10)-12-5-----------|-(5)---------------(5)-----------(5)/---|
|-10h12-12-12-12---x-10-(10)-12-5-----------|-(5)---------------(5)-----------(5)/---|
...feel the rhythm with your hands...


   S  S  S  S  E    +E     H
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|-10h12-12-12-12---(12)\-------------------|
|-10h12-12-12-12---(12)\-------------------|
|-10h12-12-12-12---(12)\-------------------|
...spoonman...



  Feel the rhythm with your hands
  Steal the rhythm while you can
  Spoonman

  Speak the rhythm on your own
  Speak the rhythm all alone
  Spoonman

  Spoonman
  Come together with your hands - save me
  I'm together with your plan - save me

  All my friends are indians
  All my friends are brown and red
  Spoonman

  All my friends are skeletons
  They beat the rhythm with their bones
  Spoonman

  Come on, come on, come on

  Come on, come on, come on
  Come on, we like it all


- 17th /April /06
Just mail me at maitinin@gmail.com with questions, comments and corrections!
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Lord Of Donkeys wrote on July 2 2007, 07:19 pm

awesome

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nahuel_roldan wrote on October 16 2008, 09:30 pm

i love this song, the main riff is simply amazing

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Mistaa Man wrote on October 21 2008, 06:26 pm

Isn't the main idea of the song about heroin?

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