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Black Balloon tab

version 3
version 3

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[Intro]

Electric:
(Harmonic riff)
   * * * * * * * * * *
Db|--------------------------|
Db|--------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------| (Repeat until chorus)
Db|-------------4-5----------|
Ab|---5-4-5---5-----4---5----|
Db|-9-------9----------------|
|   *       *PM---|
Db|--------------------------|
Db|--------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------| (Repeat until chorus)
Db|-----0-------0-0---0------|
Ab|-------0---0-----0---0----|
Db|-9-------9----------------|
|             * * * * *
Db|--------------------------|
Db|--------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------| (Repeat until chorus)
Db|--------------------------|
Ab|-----------7-5-7-5---7----|
Bb|-0-------0----------------|

      OR
    * * * * * * * * *  * *
eb|--------------------------|
Bb|---------------7----------|
Gb|-----------------7--------| (Repeat until chorus)
Db|-------------7------7-----|
Ab|---7-4-5-7------------7---|
Eb|-7---------7--------------|

The rest of the electric guitar part is basically the same as the acoustic
part.  After "But on your Knees" play 22xxx/55xxx and palm mute
it and slowly open.  After "But on your knees" play 000000 and then play the
harmonic riff.  End with the harmonic riff and fade.
Acoustic:
(Play this over the Electric after it plays the harmonic riff twice)
Db|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-|
Db|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-|
Ab|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-|
Db|-7-7-7-7-7--0-0-0-0-0-| 3x
Ab|-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-|
Db|------------5-5-5-5-5-|


[Verse]

Db|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-|
Db|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-|
Ab|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-|
Db|-7-7-7-7-7--0-0-0-0-0-| 3x
Ab|-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-|
Db|------------5-5-5-5-5-|
    Baby's black balloon makes her fly
    I almost fell into that hole in your life
    And you're not thinking about tomorrow


[Pre-Chorus]

                             |-3-|  |-3-----------------------|
Db|-------0--------0---------0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|
Db|-----0--------0--------0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|
Ab|---0--------0--------0----0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|
Db|--------------------------0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|
Ab|-2--------4--------5------5-5-5--5-5-5--7-7-7-7\5-5-5-5----|
Db|--------------------------5-5-5--5-5-5--7-7-7-7\5-5-5-5----|
    Cause you were the same as me...But on your knees

Break: Repeat intro


[Verse]

(Play harmonic riff underneath)
Db|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0|
Db|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0|
Ab|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0|
Db|-7-7-7-7-7--0-0-0-0-0|
Ab|-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5|
Db|------------5-5-5-5-5|
    A thousand other boys could never reach you
    How could I have been the one
    I saw the world spin beneath you


[Pre-Chorus]
                             |-3-|  |-3-----------------------|
Db|-------0--------0---------0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|
Db|-----0--------0--------0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|
Ab|---0--------0--------0----0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|
Db|--------------------------0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|
Ab|-2--------4--------5------5-5-5--5-5-5--7-7-7-7\5-5-5-5----|
Db|--------------------------5-5-5--5-5-5--7-7-7-7\5-5-5-5----|
    And scatter like ice from the sun...That was your womb


[Chorus]

Db|-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-0|
Db|-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-0|
Ab|-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-0|
Db|-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-0| 3x
Ab|-9-9--7-7-7-7--5-5--5-5-5-5|
Db|-9-9--7-7-7-7--5-5--0-0-0-0|
   Comin' down the world turned over
   And angels fall without you there
   And I go on as you get colder

Db|-0-0-0-0-0|
Db|-0-0-0-0-0|
Ab|-0-0-0-0-0|
Db|-0-0-0-0-0|
Ab|-5-5-7-7-7|
Db|-5-5-7-7-7|
    Or are you someone's prayer?


[Break]

(Play harmonic riff underneath)
    |-3-|         |-3--------|
Db|-0-0-0---------0-0-0------|
Db|-0-0-0---------0-0-0------|
Ab|-0-0-0---------0-0-0------|
Db|-7-7-7---------0-0-0------| 3x
Ab|-5-5-5---------5-5-5------|
Db|---------------5-5-5------|


[Verse]

(Play harmonic riff underneath)
    |-3-|         |-3--------|
Db|-0-0-0---------0-0-0------|
Db|-0-0-0---------0-0-0------|
Ab|-0-0-0---------0-0-0------|
Db|-7-7-7---------0-0-0------| 3x
Ab|-5-5-5---------5-5-5------|
Db|---------------5-5-5------|
    You know the lies they always told you?
    Or the love you never knew?
    What's the things they never showed you?


[Pre-Chorus]
                             |-3-|  |-3-----------------------|
Db|-------0--------0---------0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|
Db|-----0--------0--------0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|
Ab|---0--------0--------0----0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|
Db|--------------------------0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|
Ab|-2--------4--------5------5-5-5--5-5-5--7-7-7-7\5-5-5-5----|
Db|--------------------------5-5-5--5-5-5--7-7-7-7\5-5-5-5----|
    That swallowed the light from the sun...Inside your room


[Chorus]

Db|-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-0|
Db|-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-0|
Ab|-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-0|
Db|-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-0| 3x
Ab|-9-9--7-7-7-7--5-5--5-5-5-5|
Db|-9-9--7-7-7-7--5-5--0-0-0-0|
   Comin' down the world turned over
   And angels fall without you there
   And I go on as you get colder

Db|-0-0-0-0-0|
Db|-0-0-0-0-0|
Ab|-0-0-0-0-0|
Db|-0-0-0-0-0|
Ab|-5-5-7-7-7|
Db|-5-5-7-7-7|
Always someone's there


[Break]

(Figure out strumming yourself)
Db|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0|
Db|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0|
Ab|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0|
Db|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0|
Ab|-4--5--9--7--4--5--9--7--5|
Db|-4--5--9--7--4--5--9--7--5|

Db|-0--0--0--0--0|
Db|-0--0--0--0--0|
Ab|-0--0--0--0--0|
Db|-0--0--0--0--0| (Let ring)
Ab|-5--5--4--2//5|
Db|-5--5--4--2//5|

Db|-0--0--0|
Db|-0--0--0|
Ab|-0--0--0|
Db|-0--0--0|
Ab|-4--5--7|
Db|-4--5--7|
    And there's no time left for losin'...When you stand they fall yeah


[Chorus]

Db|-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-0|
Db|-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-0|
Ab|-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-0|
Db|-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-0| 3x
Ab|-9-9--7-7-7-7--5-5--5-5-5-5|
Db|-9-9--7-7-7-7--5-5--0-0-0-0|
   Comin' down the world turned over
   And angels fall without you there
   And I go on as you get colder

Db|-0-0--0-0-0-0|
Db|-0-0--0-0-0-0|
Ab|-0-0--0-0-0-0|
Db|-0-0--0-0-0-0|
Ab|-5-5--7-7-7-7|
Db|-5-5--7-7-7-7|
   All because I'm

Db|-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-0|
Db|-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-0|
Ab|-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-0|
Db|-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-0| 3x
Ab|-9-9--7-7-7-7--5-5--5-5-5-5|
Db|-9-9--7-7-7-7--5-5--0-0-0-0|
   Comin' down the years turned over
   And angels fall without you there
   And I'll go on and I'll bring you home and

Db|-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0|
Db|-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0|
Ab|-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0|
Db|-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0|
Ab|-5-5--7-7-7-7--4-4-4-4-4|
Db|-5-5--7-7-7-7--4-4-4-4-4|
   All because I'm...All because I'm

Db|-0--0--0|            Db|-0-|
Db|-0--0--0|            Db|-0-|
Ab|-0--0--0|            Ab|-0-|
Db|-0--0--0|  Or end on Db|-0-|
Ab|-2--5--5|            Ab|-0-|
Db|-2--5--0|            Db|-0-|
   And I'll become...What you became to me


[Outro]

Repeat harmonic riff and fade

        It also sounds good if you end with a little acoustic riff I've seen them
do on the
In Alaska DVD and heard on a live recording

Db|-------0-------0-------0---------------0-------0-----0---------0-|
Db|-----0---------------0---------------0-------------------------0-|
Ab|---0-----0---0---0-------0---0-----0-----0---0---0-----0---0---0-|
Db|-----------0-------0-------0---------------0-------0-----0---0-0-|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------5-|
Db|-0------------------------------5------------------------------0-|
                           Came to me...                  Came to me...



*********************************************************************************************

    *  =  Harmonic
 |-3-| =  Triplet
    /  =  Slide up
    \  =  Slide down
    x  =  Block string out
   PM  = Palm mute
000000 = Sideways tab (very left is the low E string and the very right is the high e)

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af2w131f 20 Aug 08, 2004 08:00 PM

I feel like correcting your tab, only the intro tho, I watched many live videos of this song and this is totally correct for the harmonics. I'm not sure what the guitar is tuned to but this is it. Add a little delay and reverb for the right effect. I love harmonics and this is my fav harmonic riff along side of eve 6's think twice songs harmonic intro.

Db|-------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------4--5---------------------|
Ab|--7---5-4-5---7----------4--5--------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------|

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mikedeit 1,163 Mar 27, 2005 07:00 PM

Great tab, i've been lookin for a good black ballon tab

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Aaron120 10 Jul 16, 2005 08:00 PM

Friggin amazing, man I would love it if you did the album lol. Thanks for the tab

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