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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: OllieOne@aol.com
Date: Sat, 2 Sep 1995 01:44:02 -0400
group: Sponge
Song: Drowin'
                -------------------
transcribed by | Michael R. Oliver |
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this song (like every other sponge song) is tuned down a 1/2 step

print this tab out in NOTEPAD or and ms-do prompt programs

This is a nice mellow song that i thought you all would enjoy.  It is
very easy to play and sound great


chords used in this song:
=========================

B |--7--|  A |--5--|  G |--3--|
  |--7--|    |--5--|    |--3--|
  |--8--|    |--6--|    |--4--|
  |--9--|    |--7--|    |--5--|
  |--9--|    |--7--|    |--5--|
  |--7--|    |--5--|    |--3--|

guitar:
-------

verse & intro parts:
--------------------
starts off like with part 1 for a while

(part 1) a.k.a. the intro
E |-----------------------------------|
B |-----------------------------------|
G |--11-13-13-13-13-13--14--13-13-13--| then....after he starts singing
D |-----------------------------------| play it a couple times then play...
A |--9--11-11-11-11-11--12--11-11-11--|
E |--0--0--0--0--0--0---0---0--0--0---|


then the verse lines are sung with these two parts (parts 2 and parts 3)
playing behind it. (if you listen you could here which one is played
(part 2)
E |-----------------------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
B |-----------------------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
G |--11-13-13-13-13-13--14--13-13-13----11-13-13--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
D |-----------------------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
A |--9--11-11-11-11-11--12--11-11-11----9--11-11--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
E |--0--0--0--0--0--0---0---0--0--0-----0--0--0---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|

(part 3)
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-11-13-13-13-13-13--14--13-13-13---11-13-13--11-11--9--11-11--11-11--9--|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-9--11-11-11-11-11--12--11-11-11---9--11-11--9--9---7--9--9---9--9---7--|
E|-0--0--0--0--0--0---0---0--0--0----0--0--0---0--0---0--0--0---0--0---0--|


chorus:
-------
this is the first part with distortion
the chorus is quite easy is just two chords,

these are the chords on the chorus: B-A-B-A-B-A-B-G (then comes solo)
(behind the chords for the chorus, another guitar picks out the chords
 as another one strums the chords)

solo part:
----------
behind the solo, he plays these chords (A-G) but you could also play (B-A)
whatever you choose is fine.......

E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |--------------------------------------------------------12-12--10--|
G |--11-11--9---11--11--9-----------------------11-11--9--------------|
D |--------------------------9-9--6---9--9--6-------------------------|
A |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------|

E |-------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------------|
G |--------------------------9--11---9--|
D |--9-9--6---9--9--6----6s9---------9--|
A |-------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------|

after the solo (which there is only one) comes parts 2 and parts 3
alternating back and forth for a while..........then everything is
basically combined

you play the alternatina B-A riff over the first parts

this part is the only cryptic part of the song, there doesn't seem
to be a pattren in this part, the below part is played three times
somtimes, or two times sometimes, or even one time....i will try
my best to explain it

  listen to see how many times you play this part
E |---------------------|
B |---------------------|
G |--11-13-13-13-13-13--| while playing this part, another guitarist
D |---------------------| (and the bassist) plays a B-chord (or note)
A |--9--11-11-11-11-11--| behind this part
E |--0--0--0--0--0--0---|

this is always played once after the above
E |---------------------------------------|
B |---------------------------------------|
G |--11-13-13--11-11--9--11-11--11-11--9--|  for the first three strums
D |---------------------------------------|  it is a B-Chord, then an
A |--9--11-11--9--9---7--9--9---9--9---7--|  A-chord is played
E |--0--0--0---0--0---0--0--0---0--0---0--|
     (B-chord) (    play an A-chord     )


oh.......yeah, the do a lot of fill in solos and stuff, you could
use this scale and go crazy with the whole fucking thing and use
your creative skills

the notes are in no particular order
E |-------------------------------------------------9--12--14--|
B |------------------------------------7--9--12--14------------|
G |-----------------------6--9--11--13-------------------------|
D |--------------6--9--11--------------------------------------|
A |--------9--11-----------------------------------------------|
E |--9--12-----------------------------------------------------|
(there are many, many, many more notes in this scale, but i don't
 have the time to write them down)
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that is the song, hope you enjoy it

for mistakes (which people DO make, so kindly e-mail me and i will
change it), suggestions, additions, questions, etc. just e-mail me
(OllieOne@aol.com) enjoy the song
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breadtruck 244 Nov 30, 2011 03:54 AM

This is good man i'm glad to be your first rating and comment :)

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greenlee.david. 10 Nov 14, 2014 05:59 PM

I've never commented on this site before, but that was the best written tab I've ever seen. Simple, thoroughly explained and you come across a humble dude.

Many thanks.

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