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Helter Skelter tab

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Helter Skelter
(Lennon/McCartney)


[Intro]

e|-----0--(repeat)--------------------------------------------------|
B|--12\3--(repeat)--------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
         When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the

e|-----0--(repeat)--------------------------------------------------|
B|-----2--(repeat)--------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
  slide, where I stop and I turn and I go for a

                                                  G
e|-----0--(repeat)--------------------------------------------------|
B|-----1--(repeat)--------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------5--5--6--6--------|
E|------------------------------------------------3--3--3--3--------|
  ride, till I get to the bottom and I see you again.

                           E
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--5--5--6---------6------2--2--2--2--3\2--2--2--2-----------------|
E|--3--3--3---------3------0--0--0--0--1\0--0--0--0-----------------|
        Yeah yeah  yeah!


[Verse]

     E
Well do you don't you want me to make you

I'm coming down fast but don't let me break you
                                 G
Tell me tell me tell me come on tell me the answer
          A                                E
Well you may be a lover but you ain't no dancer.


  
[Chorus]
            A
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------2---2---4---4--5--4--2----------------------------------|
A|----------0---0---0---0-----------5--4--2--0----------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
   Well, Helter Skelter

     E
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---2---2---4---4--5--4--2-----------------------------------------|
E|---0---0---0---0-----------5--4--2--0-----------------------------|
  Helter skelter

       A                                    E
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------5b(7)--3--5-----------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---2---2---4---4--5--4--2-----------------------------------------|
A|---0---0---0---0-----------5--4--2--0-----------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
   Helter skelter                        Yeah


So much for verses and choruses.  The rest are pretty much the same,
except that the rest of the verses hit the G chord a little sooner
(at the beginning of the third line of the verse).


[Guitar solo in the middle]

    E                          A                      E
e|----------------------7--7--15b(17)--15b(17)--b(17)15-------------|
B|----------------------0--0----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------9--9----------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
   'Cos here she comes

                                    A                                    E
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--b(17)15b(17)15---------------13b(14)------------------b(17)15-----------|
G|------------------b(14)12---------------b(14)12b(14)12-----------12-------|
D|---------------------------14----------------------------------------14~--|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Later, there's a neat riff in one of the last verses.  I think it
comes right after "will you won't you want me to make you" or something
like that.  This is a cool riff with that looonnnng slide.


e|--12--15b(17)--b(17)15--12------12----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------15------15\10-----10b(12)--b(12)10--8---------|
G|-------------------------------------------9-----------------------7--9---|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


As the song fades into the first ending, there are some nice bend releases,
while the lyrics repeat "coming down fast":

e|--b(17)15------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------b(17)15---------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------b(16)14------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------b(14)12---------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------b(14)12------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

Later, there's a whole lot of Hendrix-like guitar noise.


Tab Special Notations:

----0----  play the open string ('fret zero')
----5----  play fret five
----5~---  play fret five with vibrato
---5/7---  play fret five, slide up to fret seven
---7\5---  play fret seven, slide down to fret five
--7\5/7--  play fret seven, slide down to fret five, slide back up
--8b(9)--  play fret eight, bend the string (at fret eight) to reach
             the pitch of fret nine
--b(9)8--  play fret eight already bent to the pitch of fret nine,
             unbending until it reaches the normal pitch of fret eight
----h7---  hammer-on to fret seven
----p5---  pull-off to fret five
---/7----  slide up to fret 7 (the starting fret of the slide is
             undefined, judge by ear)
---15\---  play fret 15, slide down (the ending fret of the slide is
             undefined, judge by ear)
---0h3---  play the open string and immediately hammer-on to fret
             three
---7p5---  play fret seven and immediately pull-off to fret five
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justin_fraser 60 Apr 12, 2006 01:42 PM

i dont see why this tab has 5 stars!! It isn't even that great. maybe im wrong but this intro is messed up!! please leave a coment to explain it to me.

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mikea93 10 May 02, 2006 03:29 PM

me too, when i tabbed the intro, the first bar was good but that part when he says yeah yeah yeah is wrong. it doesnt have that repeating sound.

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Ely Rosetta 60 Jul 16, 2006 11:34 AM

good tab

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