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Tabbed by Gargoyle2500 (AKA 101Volts)

Before you read this tab please read these four notes:

1: This is how I play Private Idaho, In the studio version
there were overdubs making some parts (Like the intro) Impossible
to play live in the same amount of time and same speed.

2: This song can be played in normal tuning but Ricky Wilson liked
to tune his treble side strings in unison so tune your High E down
to a B if you want more sound and play the same frets as the B string.
(This is optional)

3: * = Stop playing string (Mute it)

Intro (Listen to the song to get the idea and timing)

E--------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------3-5*-------0-3-5*-----------3-5*------0-3-5*-|
G--------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------|
E-0-0-3-3-5*----0-3-5*--------0-0-3-3-5*----0-3-5*-------|

E-----------------------------|
B-----------0*----------0*0---|
G-----------------------------|
D-----------------------------|
A-----------------------------|
E-0-0-3-3-5---0-0-3-3-5-------|


E---------------------------------------------------|
B-5-3-5-3-0-3--5-3-5--5--5-5-5--5-3--3-0--0-0-0-----|
G---------------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------|

E---------------------------------------------------|
B-5-3-5-3-0-3--5-3-5--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0*0---|
G---------------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------|

E--------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------|
E-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3------------|

E--------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------|
E-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-3-5-5-3-5----------|

E-------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------3-5-----------0-3-5-----------5-3--------3-3------|
G-------------------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------|
E-0-0-3-3-5-----0-0-3-3-5-------0-0-3-3-5------0-3-5----------|

Ending, This part can be a bit tricky when it comes to timing.

E--------------------------------------------|
B-5-3-5-3-0-5*-5-3-5--5--5-5--3-3--0-0--0----|
G--------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------|

E--------------------------------------------|
B-5-3--3-3--5-3--3----5-3--0-0--0-3--0-3-5---|
G--------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------|

End:

E--------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------|
A-7*--7-5*--5-7*--7-5*--5-7*--7-5*--5-7*-----|
E-5*--5-3*--3-5*--5-3*--3-5*--5-3*--3-5*-----|

You can use three string power chords rather than two for the end if you want.
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Gargoyle2500 152 Aug 12, 2010 03:34 PM

Update: Ricky did tune both his B and E strings in unison, The High E wasn't an octave up. He also tuned the A string a step up to B. I'm not sure what strings he used yet but he didn't use a standard gauge.

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Gargoyle2500 152 Oct 31, 2010 08:11 AM

Update: My tab could be a lot better. I'll make a better one, Disregard this current one.

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Gargoyle2500 152 Oct 31, 2010 08:26 AM

Update... Here's how the intro seems to be played in the album version. Is it possible to do it like this? Its very hard at least. It might not look hard but you try it!

B-----------3-5---------0-3-5---------3-5---------0-3-5--
B-----------3-5---------0-3-5---------3-5---------0-3-5--

B---------------------------------------------------------
E-0-0-3-3-5---0-0-3-3-5-----0-0-3-3-5---0-0-3-3-5---------

Also, Here's the chorus. Listen to the song to get the timing right. Let the lower notes ring.

B---5-3-5-3-0---5-3-5---3--3-3--0-0--0--
B---5-3-5-3-0---5-3-5---5--3-3--0-0--0--

B-0-----------3-------5-----------------
E-0-----------3-------5-----------------

Chorus end part:

B-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0*0--------------
B-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0*0---------------

B-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------------------
E-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------------------

Well, That's not a complete revision but it'll help people get in the right direction.

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