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Song: Today
Artist: Smashing Pumpkins
Album: Siamese Dream
Year: 1993
Tabbed by: DJSeebs

Last Updated: 8/12/04

Notes:
Not a hard song, but for some reason troubled some other people. 
Here's an accurate tab for yall. Have fun!
And omg, please look at the tuning. 
If anyone says this sounds half a step off ima kill someone.

INTRO#########################

Eb :12--14--12--16-12---|
Bb :--12--12--12-----12-|
Gb :--------------------|  X4
Db :--------------------|
Ab :--------------------|
Eb :--------------------|

INTRO VERSE####################
Gobs of distortion

Eb :-------------------|-----------------|
Bb :-------------------|-----------------|
Gb :9-9-9-9-9----------|-----------------|
Db :9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7| X2
Ab :7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|
Eb :----------7-7-7-7-7|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|

Eb :-------------------|------------------------|
Bb :-------------------|------------------------|
Gb :9-9-9-9-9----------|------------------------|
Db :9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9|11-11-11-11-11-7-7-7-7-7|
Ab :7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9|11-11-11-11-11-7-7-7-7-7|
Eb :----------7-7-7-7-7|-9--9--9--9--9-5-5-5-5-5|

Eb :-------------------|-----------------|
Bb :-------------------|-----------------|
Gb :9-9-9-9-9----------|-----------------|
Db :9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|
Ab :7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|
Eb :----------7-7-7-7-7|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|


VERSE 1##########################
Same as above, no distortion. Play nicely. 



CHORUS 1############################
Distortion again

Eb :-------------------|--------------------------|
Bb :-------------------|--------------------------|
Gb :-------------------|--------------------------| X3
Db :4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7|11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11|
Ab :4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7|11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11|
Eb :2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9|

Eb :-------------------|-------------------|
Bb :-------------------|-------------------|
Gb :-------------------|----------8-8-8-8-8|
Db :4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7|6-6-6-6-6-8-8-8-8-8|
Ab :4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6|
Eb :2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5|4-4-4-4-4----------|


The World Famous Bend
Eb :-----------------------------|
Bb :-6b8~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--| <--- whammy if needed
Gb :-----------------------------|
Db :-----------------------------|
Ab :-----------------------------|
Eb :-----------------------------|

(No emails please! 6b8 means bend 6 until it sounds like 8!)


VERSE 2#############################
Same ol' nice verse with some picking. 
I have someone else's interpretation of the picking if anyone wants it.
Although I haven't personally tested it yet. Send an email my way.



CHORUS 2############################

Pay attention now cause its different.

Eb :-------------------|-------------------|
Bb :-------------------|-------------------|
Gb :-------------------|-------------------|  X3
Db :4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7|2-2-2-2-2-9-9-9-9-9|
Ab :4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7|2-2-2-2-2-9-9-9-9-9|
Eb :2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5|0-0-0-0-0-7-7-7-7-7|
                        ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
                        ATTENTION!
               (This is why you are tuned down!)


Eb :-------------------|-------------------|
Bb :-------------------|-------------------|
Gb :-------------------|----------8-8-8-8-8| 
Db :4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7|6-6-6-6-6-8-8-8-8-8| 
Ab :4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6| 
Eb :2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5|4-4-4-4-4----------| 




VERSE 3##############################
Different! Play with distortion.

Eb :-------------------|-------------------|
Bb :-------------------|-------------------|
Gb :9-9-9-9-9----------|9-9-9-9-9----------|
Db :9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9|9-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7| X2
Ab :7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|
Eb :----------7-7-7-7-7|----------5-5-5-5-5|

Eb :-------------------|------------------------|
Bb :-------------------|------------------------|
Gb :9-9-9-9-9----------|------------------------|
Db :9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9|11-11-11-11-11-7-7-7-7-7|
Ab :7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9|11-11-11-11-11-7-7-7-7-7|
Eb :----------7-7-7-7-7|-9--9--9--9--9-5-5-5-5-5|

Eb :-------------------|-----------------------------|
Bb :-------------------|-----------------------------|
Gb :9-9-9-9-9----------|-----------------------------|
Db :9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9|11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11| <-- One more bar
Ab :7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9|11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11|
Eb :----------7-7-7-7-7|-9--9--9--9--9-9--9--9--9--9-|



CHORUS 3##############################

Eb :-------------------|--------------------------|
Bb :-------------------|--------------------------|
Gb :-------------------|--------------------------|  X3
Db :4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7|11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11|
Ab :4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7|11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11|
Eb :2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9|

Eb :-------------------|
Bb :-------------------|
Gb :-------------------|
Db :4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7| (Oops. Billy forgot a bar. Go to Final Verse)
Ab :4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7|
Eb :2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5|


FINAL VERSE##########################
You know what to do. Throw in the intro riff and you're set.

Eb :-------------------|------------------------|
Bb :-------------------|------------------------|
Gb :9-9-9-9-9----------|------------------------|
Db :9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9|11-11-11-11-11-7-7-7-7-7| X 3
Ab :7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9|11-11-11-11-11-7-7-7-7-7|
Eb :----------7-7-7-7-7|-9--9--9--9--9-5-5-5-5-5|

End on

Eb :-------------------|
Bb :-------------------|
Gb :9------------------|
Db :9------------------|
Ab :7------------------|
Eb :-------------------|


LYRICS (thanks to www.songfacts.com)##############

Today is the greatest
Day I've ever known
Can't live for tomorrow,
Tomorrow's much too long
I'll burn my eyes out 
Before I get out

I wanted more
Than life could ever grant me
Bored by the chore
Of saving face

Today is the greatest 
Day I've ever known
Can't wait for tomorrow
I might not have that long 
I'll tear my heart out
Before I get out

Pink ribbon scars
That never forget
I tried so hard
To cleanse these regrets
My angel wings
Were bruised and restrained
My belly stings

Today is
Today is
Today is
The greatest day

I want to turn you on
I want to turn you on
I want to turn you on
I want to turn you

Today is the greatest
Today is the greatest day
TOday is the greatest day
That I have ever really known

#############################
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email: krusty@sonic.net
aim: djseebs

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C_Turton 31 Nov 22, 2006 05:40 AM

Excellent!! I'd only change one thing - the pull off you've missed on the intro:

Eb :12--14--12--16-12---|
Bb :--12--12--12-----12-|
Gb :--------------------| X4
Db :--------------------|
Ab :--------------------|
Eb :--------------------|

Should be:

Eb :12--14--12--16p12---|
Bb :--12--12--12-----12-|
Gb :--------------------| X4
Db :--------------------|
Ab :--------------------|
Eb :--------------------|

Other than that, thank you for not being retarded like most of the other idiots who've been let loose on this site. :)

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YourLastAffront 102 Jan 28, 2007 05:19 AM

You're wrong it's played in E Standard on the album, Eb when they played it live later on in their career.

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FatSaget 10 Jun 28, 2007 04:44 PM

No, Its played half step. Try actually playing with the song on.

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