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The Day I Tried To Live Chords

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Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2000 13:12:16 -0400
From: "Aaron G" 
Subject: s/soundgarden/the_day_i_tried_to_live.crd

The Day I Tried To Live - from Soundgarden "Superunknown"
Transcribed by Aaron G: aaronlg@hotmail.com

I wrote this out because while the version currently on Olga(by Jeeves)
is okay, it doesn't use the alternate tuning, which sounds way better
and is necessary to produce Soundgarden's trademark sound (acheived
by several strings playing the exact same note simultaneously). I used
the old tab as a guideline, as well as the recording itself. The tuning
was inspired by the tab for "My Wave"(Anthony Fitzpatrick).

E -> B(down)
B -> B(same)
G -> B(down)
D -> B(down)
A -> E(down)
E -> E(same)

Intro: this is the biggest difference. not only are the doubled notes 
important,
but also the low open strings, which create those nice pedal tones you hear 
in
the recording, but can't do in standard tuning.

B|-15---14---12-15-14-9---9-9/12-12-0-|
B|-15---14---12-15-14-9---9-9/12-12-0-|
B|-15---14---12-15-14-9---9-9/12-12-0-|
B|-0----0----0--0--0--9---9-9/12-12-0-|
E|--------------------0---0-0----0--0-|
E|------------------------------------|

the slide guitar:

B|-15\9--9-11-11\9--|

B|-20\15--20\15-20\15-20\12--|

Verse:

B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-PM.........-12---PM......................-8---PM...............-|
E|-12-12-12-12-12---12-11---10---9---8-8-8-8-8---7-6---5-5-5-5-5---|
E|-12-12-12-12-12---12-11-0-10-0-9-0-8-8-8-8-8---7-6-0-5-5-5-5-5-0-|

Pre-Chorus: very similar to verse

B|-12-12-12-12-12---12-11p0-10p0-9p0-8-8-8-8-8---7-6p0-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
B|-12-12-12-12-12---12-11p0-10p0-9p0-8-8-8-8-8---7-6p0-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
B|-12-12-12-12-12---12-11p0-10p0-9p0-8-8-8-8-8---7-6p0-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
B|-12-12-12-12-12---12-11p0-10p0-9p0-8-8-8-8-8---7-6p0-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|-12-12-12-12-12---12-11p0-10p0-9p0-8-8-8-8-8---7-6p0-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|-12-12-12-12-12---12-11p0-10p0-9p0-8-8-8-8-8---7-6p0-5-5-5-5-5-5-|

Chorus:

B|-15---14---12-15-14-8---8-8/11-11p0-15---14---12-15-14-9---9-9-12-12p0-|
B|-15---14---12-15-14-8---8-8/11-11p0-15---14---12-15-14-9---9-9-12-12p0-|
B|-15---14---12-15-14-8---8-8/11-11p0-15---14---12-15-14-9---9-9-12-12p0-|
B|-15---14---12-15-14-8---8-8/11-11p0-15---14---12-15-14-9---9-9-12-12p0-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Post-Chorus:

B|-9-9-9-9-9---9-8p0-7p0-6p0-5-5-5-5-5---4-3p0-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
B|-9-9-9-9-9---9-8p0-7p0-6p0-5-5-5-5-5---4-3p0-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
B|-9-9-9-9-9---9-8p0-7p0-6p0-5-5-5-5-5---4-3p0-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
B|-9-9-9-9-9---9-8p0-7p0-6p0-5-5-5-5-5---4-3p0-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E|-9-9-9-9-9---9-8p0-7p0-6p0-5-5-5-5-5---4-3p0-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E|-9-9-9-9-9---9-8p0-7p0-6p0-5-5-5-5-5---4-3p0-2-2-2-2-2-2-|

Interlude: there's a long pause, and then you do the intro at double pace

that's it.

     -Aaron-
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01chardw 97 Apr 15, 2008 04:05 AM

these arent even ****ing chords,

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ledzep426 5,423 Jan 05, 2016 03:35 AM

didn't like this contribution

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daniel951 12 Dec 26, 2016 10:11 PM

this post is spot on and i learned a few things here as well. its all about the weird tuning. forget chords. this tab on the intro is spot on. thanks for posting this this has helped me play this song loud and correctly.

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