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Chris Cornell - 'When I'm Down'
From the Album 'Euphoria Morning'
Standard Tuning
tabbed by jjhand

This song is a slow tempo blues/gospel influenced number off Chris's first 
solo album. Great songwriting here! Please Rate/Comment.
Intro & First Verse is Piano Only


Second Verse - (0:51) Distorted Electric

        F                  Am      A7         Gm7     Eb         Bb      Bbm
e|------13----------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------13------13--|------13------14--|------15------16--|------15------14--|
G|------14------14--|------14------12--|------15------15--|------15------13--|
D|--------------15--|------14------14--|------15------13--|------15------11--|
A|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
"Midnight   opens its arms to me Leaving you alone     & I fly so far away"  
  
 
        F       G/D        F                  Bbm  F   Fsus  F
e|------13----------|------13----------|------13---13--13--|-13---------/13--|
B|------13------15--|------13------13--|------14---13-\11--|-10-----10-------|
G|------14------12--|------14------14--|------15-----------|--------10--/14--|
D|--------------12--|--------------15--|-------------------|-----------------|
A|------------------|------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
E|------------------|------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
 "Until the light blurs my vision & I have nowhere to roam, I only love u 
                                                                when I'm down"



Chorus - Light Fuzz Overdrive Electric
e|-----------------------|----------------------|------------------------|
B|-----------------------|----------------------|------------------------|
G|-----7~~\--------------|----------------------|------------------------|
D|--------------7b8r7----|----------3-----------|----------0-3p0---------|
A|-5---------0---------0-|-------/5-------------|-----4-2h4-------3--5p3-|
E|-----------------------|-6----------5-----3-4-|-5----------------------|
"And I only love you when I'm down             & I'm only near you when"

e|-----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
G|-----------------------|-------------------------|--------------10---------|
D|-------5-----5b6r5-----|-------------------------|-------10---10-----------|
A|-----5-------------8---|------------10b11r10-8---|-----8-----8------5/8\5--|
E|-6-------7-----------7-|-8--------9------------9-|-10----------------------|
 "I'm gone                  But one thing for you to keep in mind, you know" 
 
e|-----------------------|----------------------|-----------Acoustic part--|
B|-----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|
G|-----------------------|----------------------|---------------9------10)-|
D|-----------------------|----------------------|-------------8------9-----|
A|-4----------6_______\--|------3~----4~--------|-/8~----------------------|
E|-----------------------|-1~~-------------6----|------8---(8------9-------|
  "I'm down    all the time...           all the time"




Solo - Distorted Electric w/ reverb & quick delay (chords indicated above)

   Dm                  Asus    Eb      Bb                   F/A 
e|-----------------------------------|-----------------13-------------------|
B|--------10~-------13---------------|---------------13--13-------10--------|
G|--/10-12-----12b14----12~-10-12/14-|-10b12r10---12b14__14r12b14-----10b12r|
D|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

   A                Dm       
e|-----------------13b15r13-10---10~------|
B|---------------10-----------10-----13p10|
G|-9~~------------------------------------|
D|-----11---------------------------------|
A|-------12-10----------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|


   Bb                 G/B                        C7
|-13~~-10--------------13~~p10------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------|
|---------12b14-r12-10--------12b14r12-10h12p10-|-\9b10r9b10r9~~--------|
|-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------|




Bridge (starts at last note of solo)
   
e|------------|------------|----------------|----------------|
B|------------|------------|----------------|----------------|
G|------------|------------|----------------|----------------|
D|------------|------------|--------0-------|----------------|
A|-3-----4----|-5----7p5---|-2------3-------|-rest-(piano)---|
E|------------|------------|-3--------------|----------------|
  "Well I know you're reaching out and you need to feel my hand...  
  You want to be understood, yeah well I understand ... I know you"

  

        F                  Am      A7         Gm7     C#         Bb      C# 
e|------13----------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------13------13--|------13------14--|------15------14--|------15------14--|
G|------14------14--|------14------12--|------15------13--|------15------13--|
D|--------------15--|------14------14--|------15------15--|------15------15--|
A|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 "hold precious little hope for me,  & in your hapiness
            Bb            C#  
 I'm always drowning in my grief"




Final Chorus - Slightly different than before
e|-----------------------|----------------------|------------------------|
B|-----------------------|----------------------|------------------------|
G|-----7~~---------------|----------------------|------------------------|
D|-----------------------|----------3-----------|----------0-3p0---------|
A|-5----------------6----|-------/5-------------|-----4-2h4-------3--5p3-|
E|---------3/4-5~--------|-6----------5-----3-4-|-5----------------------|
"And I only love you when I'm down             & I'm only near you when"

e|-----------------------|---------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-----------------------|---------------------------|-------------------------|
G|-----------------------|-------------------8-------|--------------10---------|
D|-------5-----5b6r5-----|---------------6/7---8-7-5-|-------10---10-----------|
A|----/5-------------8---|---------------------------|-----8-----8------5/8\5--|
E|-6-------7-----------7-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-9----------9--|-10----------------------|
 "I'm gone                  But one thing for you to keep in mind, you know" 
 
e|-----------------------|----------------------|
B|-----------------------|----------------------|
G|-----------------------|----------------------|
D|-----------------------|----------------------|
A|-4---------------------|----------------------|
E|-----------------------|-1~~------------------|
  "I'm down    all the time...  all the time...  all the time...  all the time"


KEY
************************************

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| r  Bend release

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