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Straight Up And Down Tab

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Brian Jonestown Massacre - Straight Up and Down
(4 mins 30 seconds Version)
One of the Best songs ever!

Tabbed by ear and videos of live performances. All apologies if there are any mistakes.

Guitar 1 (part 1)

                                                                        x2
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------12-10-----10-12----5-3---3-5------12-10-----10-12----12^-10^-------|
A|-----------10-12------------3-5--------------10-12---------------12-10-12|
E|-10-10----------------3-3----------10-10----------------3-3--------------|

Guitar 2 (part 1)

Plays variations of the D and G chords.
   D               G
e|-------10----10-------------|
B|-------10----10--3-3-3-3-3--|
G|-11-11-11-11-11--4-4-5-4-4--|    x4
D|-12-12-12-12-12--5-5-5-5-5--|
A|-12-12----12-----5-5-5-5-5--|
E|-10-10----10-----3-3-3-3-3--|




Guitar 1 (part 2)

Play Whichever way you think sounds more like it. ( ) parts optional.
  D                            x4           D
e|-----2-0---0---------3----(3)-| Can    > |-----2-0-------------3----(3)-|
B|---------3---3-----3----------| Also   > |---------3---3-----3----------|
G|---2-----------0-0-----(0)----| Be     > |---2-------2---0-0-----(0)----|
D|-0----------------------------| Played > |-0----------------------------|
A|------------------------------| Like   > |------------------------------|
E|------------------------------| This   > |------------------------------|

Guitar 2 (part 2)

Similar to Part 1. ( ) parts optional.
  D                             G
e|----------10----10----------------3-3-3-3--------|
B|----------10----10-------------- -3-3-3-3--------|
G|-11-11-11-11-11-11-(11)-(11)--4-4-4-5-4-4-(4)-(4)|  x4
D|-12-12-12-12-12-12-(12)-(12)--5-5-5-5-5-5-(5)-(5)|
A|-12-12-12-12-12-12-(12)-(12)--5-5-5-5-5-5-(5)-(5)|
E|-10-10-12-10-10-10-(10)-(10)--3-3-3-3-3-5-(3)-(3)|




Guitar 1 (part 3)

e|----------10----10-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------4-5-4-4--------|  x4
D|-------12----12----------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

Whilst Guitar 2 Plays (Part 2) again.
   D                            G
e|----------10----10----------------3-3-3-3--------|
B|----------10----10-------------- -3-3-3-3--------|
G|-11-11-11-11-11-11-(11)-(11)--4-4-4-5-4-4-(4)-(4)|  x4
D|-12-12-12-12-12-12-(12)-(12)--5-5-5-5-5-5-(5)-(5)|
A|-12-12-12-12-12-12-(12)-(12)--5-5-5-5-5-5-(5)-(5)|
E|-10-10-12-10-10-10-(10)-(10)--3-3-3-3-3-5-(3)-(3)|




Guitar 1 (Part 2 again)
  D                            x4           D
e|-----2-0---0---------3----(3)-| Can    > |-----2-0-------------3----(3)-|
B|---------3---3-----3----------| Also   > |---------3---3-----3----------|
G|---2-----------0-0-----(0)----| Be     > |---2-------2---0-0-----(0)----|
D|-0----------------------------| Played > |-0----------------------------|
A|------------------------------| Like   > |------------------------------|
E|------------------------------| This   > |------------------------------|

Guitar 2 (part 2 again)
   D                            G
e|----------10----10----------------3-3-3-3--------|
B|----------10----10-------------- -3-3-3-3--------|
G|-11-11-11-11-11-11-(11)-(11)--4-4-4-5-4-4-(4)-(4)|  x4
D|-12-12-12-12-12-12-(12)-(12)--5-5-5-5-5-5-(5)-(5)|
A|-12-12-12-12-12-12-(12)-(12)--5-5-5-5-5-5-(5)-(5)|
E|-10-10-12-10-10-10-(10)-(10)--3-3-3-3-3-5-(3)-(3)|



Both Guitars (Chorus)

Strumming pattern is up to whatever you think sounds most like it.
   D     C    G    D              C                      D
e|-10----8----3----10----|      |-8----|               |-10---|
B|-10----8----3----10----|      |-8----|               |-10---|
G|-11----9----4----11----|  x2  |-9----| x16           |-11---|
D|-12----10---5----12----|      |-10---|      End on D |-12---|
A|-12----10---5----12----|      |-10---|               |-12---|
E|-10----8----3----10----|      |-8----|               |-10---|



Then: Guitar 1 (part1) x1
      +
      Guitar 2 (part1) x2

Then: Guitar 1 (part3) x4
      +
      Guitar 2 (part2) x4

Then: Both Guitars (chorus)



Both Guitars (part 4)
   D                G
e|-2--2-2---2--2-2--3--3-3---3--3-3-|
B|-3--3-3---3--3-3--3--3-3---3--3-3-|
G|-2--2-2---2--2-2--0--0-0---0--0-0-| x2 for guitar 1
D|-0--0-0---0--0-0--0--0-0---0--0-0-| x4 for guitar 2
A|------------------2--2-2---2--2-2-|
E|------------------3--2-2---2--2-2-|


Guitar 1 (part 5) Whilst Guitar 2 continues ^^ above.
   D                          G
e|-2-2-0----------2-2-0----------------------------|
B|-3-----3-----3--3-----3-----3--3/8-----------8/3-|
G|-2-------2-2----2-------2-2----------------------| x2
D|-0--------------0--------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 1 (Solo) Whilst Guitar 2 Plays (chorus)

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------13-|
G|-------------------------------------------10-10--10-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^----|
D|---------------------------10--12--12-10-12-----12--------------------------|
A|-----10-10^-10^-10^-10---12--12---------------------------------------------|
E|10-13-----------------13----------------------------------------------------|

e|-------10-10-10-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|10-13---------13-10--10-----------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------12-------10-10--10--10-12-12^-12^-12^-12^-12^-12-10-----|
D|------------------------10-12-----12--12-------------------------------12---|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------10-10--10-10--------------------------------------------------|
D|12-10h12-----12-----12-12--12-12--12-10-------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------12-10^--------------8-8--------|
E|---------------------------------------------13-10-10-8-10----10-10-8-|

Both guitars (Ending)
   C            D            C             D
e|-8---|      |-10---|     |-8---|       |-10---|
B|-8---|      |-10---|     |-8---|       |-10---|
G|-9---|  x16 |-11---|  x1 |-9---|  x16  |-11---|
D|-10--|      |-12---|     |-10--|       |-12---|
A|-10--|      |-12---|     |-10--|       |-12---|
E|-8---|      |-10---|     |-8---|       |-10---|


KEEP MUSIC EVIL.
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Nonnik wrote on April 12 2012, 04:21 pm

Fantastic tab :) Might have spotted a slight mistake on the very first riff. At the end of the riff should it not be 12 on D then 12, 10 on G then ending on 12? Also I would just play D C G for the main bit but then agian Im just playing acoustic with no accompaniment. Peace!

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Sisko616 wrote on May 28 2012, 12:27 pm

Nah, man, if you go along with the 4 and a half minute version he has got right, And when they do the strumming for the chorus in any live videos ive seen they do it this way. This is a great tab!

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nspjblac wrote on October 16 2012, 07:09 am

The solo (the now eponymous solo, because of boardwalk empire) it completely wrong... how can anyone vote this 5 stars are you all mad?1?!?

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