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Smashing Pumpkins - "Drown"

Make sure to tune the low E string down to a D.
h= hammer on            p=pull off
/,\= slide up, down     fb, fr=fullbend, fullrelease
~~=let ring             hb, hr=halfbend, halfrelease


Riff 1: 2 times
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|--11--11-11-14-11\9---------------------------|
|---0---0--0--0--0-0--12--12-12-12-9h12-9h12---|
|---------------------0---0--0--0--0--0-0--0---|

Fig 1: 1 time then back to Riff 1
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|--11--11-11-14-11\9---------------------------|
|---0---0--0--0--0-0--12-----9--9----9--9------|
|---------------------0------0--0----0--0------|

With Riff 1:
No matter where you are
I can still hear you when you drown
You travelled very far
Just to see if I'll come around
When I'm down

With Riff 2:
C                 G      
All of those yesterdays
Coming down

Riff 2:
  C                       G
|-----------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-7-7-7/9--7-7-7/9---2--2--2/4-4/7-7/9/11----|
|-12--12-12-12-12-12-12-\-7-7-|-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0--0-----------------9hb|
|-10--10-10-10-10-10-10-\-5-5-|--------------------0--0--------------------|
|-10--10-10-10-10-10-10-\-5-5-|--------------------0--0--------------------|

Resume Riff 1, with 1st solo:

|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|--------9fbfr-9h11------------9fb~~fr--|
|--11~~~~(11)------9fb~~fr-9h11---------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|

Continue Riff 1:
No matter where you are
I can still hear you when you dream  
You travelled very far
You travelled far like a star
And you are

With Riff 2:
C                 G
All of those yesterdays
Coming down

With Riff 3:
A       D
          Is it something someone said?
A       D
          Was it something someone said?

Riff 3:
  A                     D
|---------7-7-7-5-5-5-|--------------------------------|
|---------------------|-7--7-7--7/10-10-10-10\7-7-7\5--|
|---------------------|-7--7-7-------------------------|
|-7--7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7--7-7-------------------------|
|-7--7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-|-5--5-5--9/12-12-12-12\9-9-9\7--|
|-7--7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-|--------------------------------|

Riff 4 with 2nd Solo:
A  C  G  A  C  G  A  C  G  A  C  G  D
x  x  x                             x
x  5  x                             x
x  5  x                             7
7  5  5                             7
7  3  5                             5
7  x  5                             0

2nd Solo:
|---------------------------------------------------|
|-12hb-12-10-13~--13-13-13-12-10h12---10fbfr----10--|
|----------------------------------12--------12-----|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|

|------------------9-9hb~----------------------------------------------|
|-12hb-12-10-13~------------------------13---13-13-13-13---------------|
|-----------------------------6-7-9-7-6--------------------------------|
|--------------------------/7-----------10---10-10-10-10-10\9-9-9-9\7--|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------13---13-13-13-13-12~---------|
|---------------------6-7-9-7-6------------------------9fb----|
|-7-7-7/9\7\5-5-5--/7------------10---10-10-10-10-9~----------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|


With Riff 5:
Yesterday the sky was you
And I still feel the same
Nothing left for me to do
And I still feel the same

Riff 5:
|---------0---------|---------0--------------|  <---This 2nd variation of
|-----3-----3---3---|-----3-----3---3-3p2h3--|      Riff 5 is played every
|---2---2-----2-----|---2---2-----2----------|      4th repetition.
|-0-----------------|-0----------------------|
|-------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------|------------------------|

Resume Riff 4, but on D in place of A:
D  C  G                   A  C  G
      I wish, I wish I could fly 
I wish, I wish I could lie(?)
I will, I will try
I will, I will, goodbye

Song continues on D, feedback solo.  Yeah, good luck.
End on D


This is how I play Drown, I tried to duplicate the guitar tones as close
as possible by using alot of open strings, as the pumpkins do alot. Any
comments would be appreciated.  Other songs are coming!

Sang Lee
lees@eniac.seas.upenn.edu

Return-Path: <@QUCDN.QUEENSU.CA:3EV1@QUCDN.QUEENSU.CA>
Date:         Sun, 28 Aug 94 20:49:19 EDT
Subject:      Correction for Drown.tab, Smashing Pumpkins
To: guitar@NEVADA.EDU

Here are some licks from "Drown" which are closer to the CD than those in the
original tab...

- for the "..Was it something someone said.." part, play this:

|------------------------------------------------------------------------
|--10---10---12-12-12--10------------------------------------------------
|--11---11---11-11-11--11-----11----11-11/14-14\11-----------------------
|---9----9----9--9--9---9------------------------------------------------
|---0----0----0---------0------9-----9--9/12-12\-9-----------------------
|---x----x----x---------x------0-----0--0--0--0--0-----------------------

- or something like that anyway.  Also, for the end part of the 2nd solo, play
   this:
|------------------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------17--17-17-17\16-16-16\14-14-14/16\12--12-------
|------11-12--14-12-11---------------------------------------------------
|--12---------------------15--15-15-15\14-14-14\12-12-12/14\10--10-------
|------------------------------------------------------------------------

-  Billy has used these types of chords in other songs, so he's probably
  using them here too.  Thanks to S.Lee for the original tabs.


From: Van Vekris <3EV1@QUCDN.QUEENSU.CA>

Here are some licks from "Drown" which are closer to the CD than those in the
original tab...

- for the "..Was it something someone said.." part, play this:

|------------------------------------------------------------------------
|--10---10---12-12-12--10------------------------------------------------
|--11---11---11-11-11--11-----11----11-11/14-14\11-----------------------
|---9----9----9--9--9---9------------------------------------------------
|---0----0----0---------0------9-----9--9/12-12\-9-----------------------
|---x----x----x---------x------0-----0--0--0--0--0-----------------------

- or something like that anyway.  Also, for the end part of the 2nd solo, play
   this:
|------------------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------17--17-17-17\16-16-16\14-14-14/16\12--12-------
|------11-12--14-12-11---------------------------------------------------
|--12---------------------15--15-15-15\14-14-14\12-12-12/14\10--10-------
|------------------------------------------------------------------------

-  Billy has used these types of chords in other songs, so he's probably
  using them here too.  Thanks to S.Lee for the original tabs.
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mouseman0117 wrote on October 17 2007, 08:47 pm

this tab is good, but I just can't get the feel of playing it

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salazar wrote on May 18 2008, 01:48 am

damn limade123456 is pretty damn gay for saying that, cant ujust say: goood tab

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