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'Bi-Polar Bear' by Stone Temple Pilots
from the album 'Shangri La De Da'
Tuning: Electrics DADGBE,  
        Acoustic 1 & 2 DGDGBD
tabbed by jjhand

This song has interesting chords and each third bar of the
main riff has 6 beats, giveing it an interesting flow. Please
rate or comment.



Intro/Verse Riff - Acoustic 1 (note the time changes)

  4/4   Gmaj7
D|------0-----0---------|-0-----0-----0-----0----|
B|------0-----0---------|-0-----0-----0-----0----|
G|------0-----0---------|-0-----0-----0-----0----|
D|------4-----4--4----x-|-4-----4-----4-----4----|
G|-0----0--0--0--0----x-|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|
D|----------------------|------------------------|

 6/4                          4/4
    Bb Bb/A  F     F/E F F/E   D/Db
|---------------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------------|--6---6--6--x--6-----|
|---------------------------|---------------------|
|/10-10-10-\5------5~--5--5-|--6---6--6--x--6-----|
|/7--8--7--\3------2~--3--2-|--0------------------|


For Verse part, Acoustic 1 continues, 

Acoustic 2 starts on bar 4 (after rests):
D|----------------|-----------|--------------|--10-----|
B|----------------|-----------|--------------|--10-----|
G|---rest---------|---rest----|---rest-------|--7------|
D|----------------|-----------|--------------|--0------|
G|----------------|-----------|--6 beats-----|---------|
D|----------------|-----------|--------------|---------|
"So I'm letting it go again    I'm halfway full on" 

|--9---9-9-9-9--|--9-----9-9-9--|--8------------------|--12------|
|--8---8-8-8-8--|--8-----8-8-8--|---------------------|--10------|
|--7---7-7-7-7--|--7-----7-7-7--|--6------------------|--11------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------------|----------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------------|----------|
|---------------|---------------|-----(6 beats)-------|----------|
"Left my meds on the sink today  My head will be racing by lunchtime"




On last bar, Acoustic 1 plays Prechorus:
D|--------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|--7---7---7-7/9---9-9/11--|--11-11/13---13-13---13---13-13-----|
D|--------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|--7---7---7-7/9---9-9/11--|--11-11/13---13-13---13---13-13-----|
D|--0---0---0-0-----0-0-----|--0---0------0--0----0----0--0------|




Chorus (w/ distortion, let notes ring) - Guitar 1
E|--------------------------|------------------------|------------|-------------|
B|--------------------------|------------------------|---7---5----|---7---5----o|
G|--9---9/11--11\5--5-5--5--|9---9/11--11\5--5-5--5--|-----5---5--|-----5---5---|
D|--0---0-----0--0--0-0--0--|0---0-----0--0--0-0--0--|-0----------|-0-----------|
A|--7---7/9---9-\3--3-3--3--|7---7/9---9-\3--3-3--3--|------------|------------o|
D|--------------------------|------------------------|------------|-------------|
1) "Don't sleep behind the wheel at the stoplight
   Can't sleep behind the wheel as you're drivin' home"

2) "You keep comin' down the hill as you're fallin'
   You keep fallin' from the hill as you're comin' down"



3rd and 4th bars, Guitar 2 plays (w/ distortion)
E|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|-0-----------5-0-0--4--0-0--|
D|-0-----------5-0-0--4--0-0--|

End of Chorus- 
Electric 1                        Electric 2
E|-----------------|		E|-------------------|
B|--5---5--5-5--5--|		B|-------------------|
G|--5---5--5-5--5--|		G|-------------------|
D|--0---0--0-0--0--|		D|-------------------|
A|-----------------|		A|----------0-/5-3~--|
D|-----------------|		D|--0--4--5----------|



Verse 2 is similar

Lyrics: 
"So I'm holding her hand again
My palm sweats, Hold on 
Think I've had too much coffee
I'm manic as hell but I'm goin' strong
Left my meds on the sink again
My head will be racing by lunchtime"



Repeat Chorus



Electric Solo (Acoustic 1 plays Verse)
w/ wah filter
E|-----------------------|--------------------|-------------------------|
B|--10b12~--10-8-7-8b10--|--------------------|-------------------------|
G|-----------------------|--7-9-9b11-9---7-9--|--9b10r9-7-9-5--7-5------|
D|-----------------------|--------------------|--------------------7----|
A|-----------------------|--------------------|-------------------------|
D|-----------------------|--------------------|-------------------------|

E|---------------------------|-------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------|----------10~----10---10--10/12\10---|
G|---------------------------|-------7-------7----7------7/-9\7----|
D|------------4-5-7-4-5-7/9--|---7-9-------------------------------|
A|--7/9~--5-7----------------|-10----------------------------------|
D|---------------------------|-------------------------------------|

E|----------------------|---------------------|--------------------------|
B|---------------15-17--|--17b18r17-15-17--13-|-15-13----13b15~---15-13--|
G|-----------/14--------|---------------------|-------14-----------------|
D|--7-5-4~--------------|---------------------|--------------------------|
A|----------------------|---------------------|--------------------------|
D|----------------------|---------------------|--------------------------|

E|--------------------------|--------------------------------------10-13b15r13-10--------|
B|--------------------------|-10b13r10---10b13r10-10b13r10---10-13----------------13b15--|
G|--14-13---14-12-10-12-----|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------15-------------12--|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------|

Play Chorus for 3rd time



Ending: 

Acoustic 2 (Acoustic)     
D|--0-----0-----0---|--------|		
B|----2-----2-----2-|-------o|		
G|------2-----2-----|-0------|	repeats several times	
D|------------------|--------|		
G|------------------|-------o|		
D|------------------|--------|		


Acoustic 1 - repeated strum rhythm along with Acoustic 2
D|--0---0-0--0-0--0----|--0---0--0--0-0-0--|
B|--3---3-3--3-3--3----|--3---3--3--3-3-3--|		
G|--2---2-2--2-2--2----|--2---2--2--2-2-2--|		
D|--0---0-0--0-0--0----|--0---0--0--0-0-0--|		
G|---------------------|-------------------|		
D|---------------------|-------------------|	


Electric 1,  w/ slide (starts 4:13, repeated with slight ad lib)
E|-------------------|---------------------------|--------------------|------------|
B|-------------------|---------------------------|--------------------|-----------o|
G|-14\11-------------|---------------------------|--------------------|------------|repeat
D|-------14/16\14----|--(14)--12/14-12-----------|--12----12-14-14/16-|(16)\14-----|
A|-------------------|-----------------14-14\12--|-----12-------------|-----------o|
D|-------------------|---------------------------|--------------------|------------|


The very end is a few simple notes, not too hard to copy


Key:
| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| x   Mute note
| b   bend note
| r   release bend

            
            
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dontpoll 141 Oct 12, 2008 02:51 PM

Nice job!

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