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Blackball Tab

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Blackball by The Offspring


notation: 
/ slide up (first note picked)
\ slide down
g grace note.  Held for a split second, is not counted in the timing.
      (crappy explanation, I know, but I haven't taken music lessons in 
       about five years)
h hammer on (first note picked)
p pull off (first note picked)
t tap (don't pick it, just tap the string real hard)

regular tuning

1: intro and rhythm section                        

E|--------------------------------|------------------------------------
B|--------------------------------|-----------2g/3\2------------2g/3\2-
G|---------------5-5-5--2---------|-4-4-4-4-4-2g/3\2--4-4-4-4-4-2g/3\2-
D|-2-2-2--5-5-5--3-3-3--2---------|-4-4-4-4-4-1g/2\1--4-4-4-4-4-1g/2\1-
A|-2-2-2--5-5-5--3-3-3--0---------|-2-2-2-2-2---------2-2-2-2-2--------
E|-0-0-0--3-3-3-------------------|------------------------------------

2: chorus ("Win the battle lose the war...")

E|----------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------7--------------------
G|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-6--------------------
D|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--------------------
A|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------

chorus part 2 ("I don't want this anymore...")

E|----------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--------------------------------------
G|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----------------------
D|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--------------------
A|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4--------------------
E|-------------------------------------------------2--------------------

3: guitar solo (played by guitar 1 with accompanying
   chords from guitar 2)

                       E5             F5            E5
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------
D|-2-2h3-2--2h3--2p0--2h3-5-3-2p0-2h3-2p0-------------------------------
A|----------------------------------------3p2-3h5-3p2-0-----------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------

      Eb5                    E5   
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------5-----------------------------
G|----------------------------------------4-----------------------------
D|----------------------------------------2-----------------------------
A|-0h2-3p2-0----0h2-0---------------------------------------------------
E|-----------t3-------t3-2p0-2h3-5p3-2-1-0------------------------------

4: interlude part 1 (play 3x)

E|----------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/6-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/6------
G|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4/5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4/5------
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/3------
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------
        *note: on third time, stop... ^  here! and go into interlude part 2
                                   /|\
                                    |  

5: Interlude part 2

E|----------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-5---5g/6---5---5g/6---5---5g/6---5---5g/6----------------------------
G|-4---4g/5---4---4g/5---4---4g/5---4---4g/5----------------------------
D|-2---2g/3---2---2g/3---2---2g/3---2---2g/3----------------------------
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------

6: Interlude part 3 ("In the style of forgotten men...")

E|----------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-8-8-8-8---------6-6-6-6---------5---5g/6---5---5g/6------------------
G|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4---4g/5---4---4g/5------------------
D|-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-2---2g/3---2---2g/3------------------
A|---------5-5-5-5---------3-3-3-3--------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------


Lyrics:

In this world of hate and shallowness
Where enemies become your consolation
And those of us who win the game give up our minds
I don't call that winning
Say this doesn't apply to you
But ask yourself first
What have I done today to win the game
And just what have I sacrificed

Win the battle lose the war
I know I've played this game before
When people were still real
I don't want this anymore 
It's time for me to close the door
There's nothing left to feel

Reflect on all our yesterdays
My own words choke me
Why were they spoken
Regret for the things I've said and done
Just can't compare with
Regret for those that I have never tried
So blame this world or blame yourself
It's really all the same
When you are standing on the precipice
>From which you just can't return

Win the battle lose the war
I know I've played this game before
When people were still real
I don't want this anymore
It's time for me to close the door
There's nothing left to feel



In the style of forgotten men
I look to my horizon
I see nothing
While thoughts of guns and desecration
Sweep through my mind
But only coffins and bones remain
As I look to you
The emptiness behind your eyes
Seals my decision
Can't carry on in this world of juggling
Where all this thoughtlessness and bludgeoning 
Your key to success
What kind of tradition to carry on

Blackball The new disease
Blackball The new disease
Blackball Your evil ways 
Have found their way inside me

Blackball The new disease
Blackball The new disease
Blackball For a better life
In this high tech dog eat dog existence

(Chorus)

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zaccy wrote on December 1 2004, 12:00 am

nice tab. i get your explanation about 'g'. its kool man! nice work

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Jacob Jauregui wrote on December 19 2006, 03:13 pm

yep nice work sounds great

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valnaut16 wrote on November 29 2011, 11:12 am

think intro is wrong

E|------------------------------------
B|-----------2g/3\2------------2g/3\2-
G|-4-4-4-4-4-2g/3\2--4-4-4-4-4-2g/3\2-
D|-4-4-4-4-4-1g/2\1--4-4-4-4-4-1g/2\1-
A|-2-2-2-2-2---------2-2-2-2-2--------
E|------------------------------------

try this

E--------------
B--------------
G-4-4-4-4-7-9-7
D-4-4-4-4-7-9-7
A-2-2-2-2-5-7-5
E--------------

you can also play B5 like this

which makes it easyer

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