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Jérôme Melançon
"1979" BY THE SMASHING PUMPKINS
FROM THE ALBUM "MELLON COLLIE AND THE INFINITE SADNESS"

FROM THE PAGES OF GUITAR SCHOOL, APRIL 1996


NOTE: THIS TUNE IS FAIRLY EASY TO PLAY, BUT THERE ARE LONG PARTS
      WHERE YOU DON'T PLAY... (YAWN)


TUNE DOWN 1/2 STEP (Eb, Ab, Db, Gb)

INTRO: PLAY NOTHING


1ST VERSE:
           12    SHAKE DOWN...
G-----||----------|--11-11-11-11--11-11-11----|--------------------||
D-----||----------|------------------------9--|--9-9-9-9--9-9-9-9--||
A-----||----------|---------------------------|--------------------||
E-----||----------|---------------------------|--------------------||


2ND VERSE:

G-----||----------------------------|----------------------------|
D-----||----------------------------|----------------------------|
A-----||----------------------------|----------------------------|
E-----||--12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|--12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|

        JUNEBUG...                            X3
G-----|-------------------|--------------------||
D-----|-------------------|--------------------||
A-----|-------------------|--------------------||
E-----|--5--5-5--5-5-5-5--|--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--||

                                         AND I
G-----||-------------------------------------||
D-----||-------------------------------------||
A-----||-------------------------------------||
E-----||--2-2-2-2--2-2-2\7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7/||


CHORUS:
                       DON'T EVEN...
G-----||----------------------------|----------------------------|
D-----||----------------------------|----------------------------|
A-----||----------------------------|----------------------------|
E-----||--12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|--12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|

                                              X3
G-----|-------------------|--------------------||
D-----|-------------------|--------------------||
A-----|-------------------|--------------------||
E-----|--5--5-5--5-5-5-5--|--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--||


TO VERSE
                                                       4
G-----||--------------------|--------------------|----------||
D-----||--------------------|--------------------|----------||
A-----||--------------------|--------------------|----------||
E-----||--2-2-2-2--2-2-2\7--|--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--|----------||


3RD VERSE:
                                        THAT WE...
G-----||--------------------|--------------------|
D-----||--------------------|--------------------|   PLAY CHORUS
A-----||--------------------|--------------------|
E-----||--2-2-2-2--2-2\5-5--|--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--|


BRIDGE: (ELEC. BASS 2 PLAYS FIG. 1--TRANSCRIBED AT THE END)

G-----||--------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|
D-----||--------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|
A-----||--------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|
E-----||--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--|--7-7-7-7--7-7--7-8-9--|--9--9-9--9-9-9\5--|

         _____________________ _________________________
        /1,2                  /3
G-----||--------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
D-----||--------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
A-----||--------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
E-----||--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-7--|--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--|--2--2-2--2-2-5/7--|

G-----||--------------------|
D-----||--------------------|
A-----||--------------------|
E-----||--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--|


4TH VERSE:
            8
G-----||----------||----------------------------|----------------------------|
D-----||----------||----------------------------|----------------------------|
A-----||----------||----------------------------|----------------------------|
E-----||----------||--12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|--12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12--|

                                               X2
G-----||-------------------|--------------------||-------------------|-------------------||
D-----||-------------------|--------------------||-------------------|-------------------||
A-----||-------------------|--------------------||-------------------|-------------------||
E-----||--5--5-5--5-5-5-5--|--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--||--2-2-2-2-2-2-5/7--|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--||


PLAY CHORUS, THEN:

G-----||----------------------|--------------------||
D-----||----------------------|--------------------||
A-----||----------------------|--------------------||
E-----||--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-5/7--|--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--||


OUTRO: PLAY NOTHING




(BASS FIG. 1, OVERDUBBED WITH A P-BASS):
                                                                        ___________________
                                                                       /1,2
G-----||-------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
D-----||-------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A-----||--2--2-2--2-2-2-2--|--2-2-2-2--2-2--2-2-4--|--4--4-4--4-4-4\0--|--(0)-0-0-0--------|
E-----||-------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|-------------2--0--|
       ____________________
      /3
G-----|-----------------|-------------------|----------------------||
D-----|-----------------|-------------------|----------------------||
A-----|--0-0-0-0--------|----------------2--|--(2)-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--||
E-----|-----------2--0--|--2--2-2--2-2-0----|----------------------||


RE-TRANSCRIBED BY JÉRÔME MELANÇON
n.riopel@sympatico.ca
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ertai15 0 Mar 08, 2002 07:00 PM

bullshit

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Vox 151 Feb 11, 2004 07:00 PM

good tab: almost all correct but i think first verse isn't right

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Vox 151 Feb 11, 2004 07:00 PM

i think bass isn't played until 2nd verse is it?

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