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Play For Today - The Cure
(Smith/Gallup/Hartley/Tolhurst)
Tabbed by: gintareforever9 (gintareforever9@gmail.com or craigmartinwi@yahoo.com)


Intro Part 1:

|---------------||-------------<12>-<7>--------<5>------||------------------------|
|---------------||----<12>------------<7>-----<5>--<5>--||----<12>----------------|
|-[4 bar drums]-||--<12>----------------<7>-<5>---------||--<12>-------<12>-------|
|---------------||--------------------------------------||---------------<12>-----|
|---------------||--------------------------------------||------------------------|
|---------------||--------------------------------------||------------------------|

|------<12>-<7>--------<5>-----------||------------------------------|
|----<12>-----<7>-----<5>--<5>-------||----<12>----------------------|
|--<12>---------<7>-<5>------<5>-----||--<12>------<12>------<12>----|
|------------------------------<5>---||--------------<12>------<12>--|
|-------------------------------<5>--||------------------------------|
|------------------------------------||------------------------------|



Intro Part 2:
    C#m                                 C

|------------------------------0-0--||------------------0---0---0---0-0--|
|------5-----0-----0-----5-----5-5--||------5-----0-----0---0---0---0-0--|
|------6-----6-----6-----6-----6-6--||------5-----5-----5---5---5---5-5--|
|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--||--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--||--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
|-----------------------------------||-----------------------------------|


Verses:

          Bm               A                               G

        |------0-0-0-0-0-------0-0-0-0-0--|             |------------------0-----0-----0----|
        |------3-3-0-0-0-------2-2-0-0-0--|             |------------------0-----0-----0----|
Guitar  |--4---4-4-4-4-4---2---2-2-2-2-2--|             |------------------4-----4-----4----|
        |--4---4-4-4-4-4---2---2-2-2-2-2--| [3xs]       |--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
        |--2---2-2-2-2-2---0---0-0-0-0-0--|             |--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
        |---------------------------------|             |--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|

        |-------------------------------------------------------|
Keyboard|-------------------------------------------------------|  Repeats during nonvocal
        |--11~----------12-11~----------12-11~----------11------|  Verse Riff
        |-------12-14~----------12-14~----------12-14~-----12~--|
        |-------------------------------------------------------|
        |-------------------------------------------------------|


1st Chorus:

   C#m             D
|------0-----0-0---0------------------|
|------5-----5-5---0--------0----0-0--|
|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-7----7-7-7--7-7-7--|
|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-7----7-7-7--7-7-7--|
|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5----5-5-5--5-5-5--|
|-------------------------------------|


2nd Chorus (Instrumental Section):

   E                  D
|------0---0-0------------0---0-0-0--|
|------0---0-0------------0---0-0-0--|
|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-7----7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-7----7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5----5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
|------------------------------------|


Lead Following 2nd Chorus:

|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7/-----1-1-1-1-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7---|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Later in the song variation of A chord riff in verse:

|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
|--0-2-3-2-0-2-3-2--|
|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
|-------------------|


Outro Part 1:

   F#                               Em7

|------0-----0-----0-----0-----0----0-0-0-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
|------0-----0-----0-----0-----0----0-2-3-----3-----3-----3-----3--|
|------3-----3-----3-----3-----3----0-0-0-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|


Keyboard During

|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--11~------9-11-12~-------14--11~--------9-11-12~-------14-16~--|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|

Outro Part 2 (same as part 1 but minor change on Em chord)


|------0-----0-----0-----0-----0----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
|------0-----0-----0-----0-----0----0--2--3--0--2--3--0--2--3--0--2--3--0--2--3--|
|------3-----3-----3-----3-----3----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|
|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|
|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|


Order:

Intro Part 1
Intro Part 2
Verse + Keyboard [2xs]
Verse [2xs]
Chorus 1 [3xs]
Intro Part 2
Verse + Keyboard [2xs]
Verse [2xs]
2nd Chorus [3xs]
Intro Part 2 + Lead Following 2nd Chorus
Verse + Keyboard
Verse with changed A riff + Keyboard
Outro Part 1 [2xs] + Keyboard During
Outro Part 1
Outro Part 2

This was a fun song to tab out and I am planning on doing this for the entire 
Seventeen Seconds album
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swave75 382 Jul 06, 2012 10:18 AM

Cool tab for a cool song!

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