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THE DEATH OF JOHN SMITH by NOFX. Album: The Longest Line (1991)         
Man, what a rhythm! One of the coolest NOFX songs ever!
A=Melvin   B=El Hefe   A&B=both
!FOR MORE ACCURATE NOFX GUITAR TABS, VISIT www.jiihootabs.cjb.net!
# intro #A !pick-slide!                                                    >
E---0-------3-------2---------------3--0-------3-------2------------------->
B---2-------0-------3------------1--0--2-------0-------3------------------->
G---2-------0-------2------------0--0--2-------0-------2-------5----5--7--->
D---2-------0-------0-------3----2--0--2-------0-------0-------3----2--5--->
A---0-------2-------0-------3----3--2--0-------2-------0------------3--5--->
E-----------3---------------1-------3----------3--------------------------->
# intro #B  !pick-slide!                                                   >
E----------------------------------------------3--------------------0--3--->
B-------------------3--------------------------0-------3------------1--0--->
G---2-------0-------2------------------2-------0-------2------------0--0--->
D---2-------0-------0-------3----2--5--2-------0-------0-------3----2--0--->
A---0-------2-------0-------3----3--5--0-------2-------0-------3----3--2--->
E-----------3---------------1------------------3---------------1-------3--->
>introA <<<=pick-slide
>---------------------------|
>---2-----------------------|
>---2-----------4---5--12---|
>---2-----------------------|
>---0-------0---2---3--10-<<|
>-------------------------<<|
>introB
>---------------------------|
>---------------------------|
>---2------14--12--10---9---|
>---2-----------------------|
>---0------12--10---8---7---|
>---------------------------|
:
# riff #A&B h=hammer-on %=pause m=palm-muted                        >
E---------------------------------------------------%%------%%------>
B---------------------------------------------------%%------%%------>
G---2-2---2---------2-2---2-5--5--4-2-2---2---------%%------%%------>
D---2-2---2-55555---2-2---2-5--5--5-2-2---2-55555---%%3--3--%%5--5-->
A---0-0---0-------3-0-0---0---------0-0---0-------3-%%3--3--%%2--2-->
E---------------------------------------------------%%1--1--%%3--3-->
>riffA&B                                                            >
>---------------------------mm-m-m--%%--------------%%------%%------>
>-----------------------------------%%--------------%%------%%------>
>---2-2---2---------2-2---2---------%%2---2---------%%------%%------>
>---2-2---2-55555---2-2---2-------6-%%2---2-55555---%%3--3--%%5--5-->
>---0-0---0-------3-0-0---0-55-5-56-%%0---0-------3-%%3--3--%%2--2-->
>---------------------------33-3-34-%%--------------%%1--1--%%3--3-->
>riffA&B                                                            >
>---------------------------------------------------%%------%%------>
>---------------------------------------------------%%------%%------>
>---2-2---2---------2-2---2-5--5--4-2-2---2---------%%------%%------>
>---2-2---2-55555---2-2---2-5--5--5-2-2---2-55555---%%3--3--%%5--5-->
>---0-0---0-------3-0-0---0---------0-0---0-------3-%%3--3--%%2--2-->
>---------------------------------------------------%%1--1--%%3--3-->
>riffA&B
>---%%------%%------%%------%%------|
>---%%------%%------%%------%%------|
>---%10-10--%12-12--%%------%%------|
>---%10-10--%12-12--%%3--3--%%5--5--|
>---%%8--8--%10-10--%%3--3--%%5--5--|
>---%%------%%------%%1--1--%%3--3--|
:
# verse #A&B X4 %=pause with muting
E-------------%%%%%%----------%%%%%%--------------------------------|
B-------------%%%%%%----------%%%%%%--------------------------------|
G---6-6---6-6-%%%%%%6-6---6-6-%%%%%%---------------------0-------0--|
D---7-7---7-7-%%%%%%7-7---7-7-%%%%%%3-3---3-3-3---3---2-------0-----|
A---7-7---7-7-%%%%%%7-7---7-7-%%%%%%3-3---3-3-3---3-3-------2-------|
E---5-5---5-5-%%%%%%5-5---5-5-%%%%%%1-1---1-1-1---1-----------------|
:
# chorus #A *=play 6X #=play 3X
E---1*------0#--3#--1*--------------1*------3*------|
B---1-------1---0---1---------------1-------0-------|
G---2-------0---0---2-------4---5---2-------0-------|
D---3-------2---0---3---------------3-------0-------|
A---3-------3---2---3-------2---3---3-------2-------|
E---1-----------3---1---------------1-------3-------|
# chorus #B *=play 6X #=play 3X
E---------------------------------------------------|
B------------#--------------------------------------|
G----*------0----#---*-------#---#---*-------*------|
D---3-------2---5---3-------5---7---3-------5-------|
A---3-------3---5---3---------------3-------5-------|
E---1-----------3---1-------3---5---1-------3-------|
:          
# TILT #A p=pull-off h=hammer-on *=play 6X m=palm-muted %=pause     >\                    
E---------%%----------m-m-m-----------m-m-m-------------------------> \
B---------%%-----------------*-------------------------------------->  \
G---------%%p--5--5--------14------\--------p--5--5-p-------p--5--7->   \
D---7-7-7\%%75h-----7------14------\7-------75h-----75h5--5-75h5--7->    \
A---7-7-7\%%--7-----7-7-7-712------\7-7-7-7---7-------7-------73--5->     \  
E---5-5-5\%%--------5-5-5-5---------5-5-5-5------------------------->      \
# TILT #B p=pull-off h=hammer-on *=play 6X m=palm-muted %=pause     > A&B  /              
E---------%%-----------%%%----------m-m-m--------------------------->     /
B---------%%-----------%%%---*-------------------------------------->    /   
G---------%%p--5--5----%%%/14------\--------p--5--5-p-------p--5--7->   /
D---7----\%%75h-----7-\%%%/14------\------7-75h-----75h5--5-75h5--7->  /
A---7----\%%--7-----7-\%%%/12------\7-7-7-----7-------7-------73--5-> /
E---5----\%%--------5-\%%%----------5-5-5--------------------------->/
>TILTA&B                                                            >
>------%%%%%-----------%%%%%----------m-m-m------------------------->
>------%%%%%-----------%%%%%-*-------------------------------------->
>------%%%%%-----------%%%%%9---------------p--5--5-p-------p--5--7->
>---7-\%%%%%---5--6-7-\%%%%%7-------7-------75h-----75h5--5-75h5--7->
>---7-\%%%%%---5--6-7-\%%%%%0-------7-7-7-7---7-------7-------73--5->
>---5-\%%%%%5303--4-5-\%%%%%--------5-5-5-5------------------------->
>TILTA&B
>-------------------------------%%%%mm-m-m--| 
>----*---------------------1010-%%%%--------|   
>--10---------------------7-9-9-%%%%--------| > Then play A&Bfirst row of
>--10---------------5557-\5-7-7-%%%%------6-|   riffA&B.
>---8-------5556-677------------%%%%55-5-56-|
>-------------------------------%%%%33-3-34-|
!FOR MORE ACCURATE NOFX GUITAR TABS, VISIT www.jiihootabs.cjb.net!
# verse2 #A X4 %=pause with muting
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--1414--1414------1414--1414------1010--101010--10------0-------0--|
D--1414--1414------1414--1414------1010--101010--10---2-------0-----|
A--1212--1212-\\\\/1212--1212-\\\\//8-8---8-8-8---8-3-------2-------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|
# verse2 #B X4 %=pause with muting
E--------------%%%%%-----------%%%%%--------------------------------|
B--------------%%%%%-----------%%%%%--------------------------------|
G--1414--1414-\%%%%1414--1414-\%%%%%---------------------0-------0--|
D--1414--1414-\%%%%1414--1414-\%%%%%3-3---3-3-3---3---2-------0-----|
A--1212--1212-\%%%%1212--1212-\%%%%%3-3---3-3-3---3-3-------2-------|
E--------------%%%%%-----------%%%%%1-1---1-1-1---1-----------------|
:
Then play AchorusA or BchorusB.
:
# bridge #A +=play 16X palm-muted m=palm-muted                  > t
E---------------------------------m-----------------------------> o
B---------------------------------------------------------------> 
G------------------------+---------9-7-6-7-67----9-7-67----9-7-6> n
D----+---------+--------7---------------------------------------> e
A---7---------5---------5---------77-5-4-5-45----7-5-45----7-5-4> x
E---5---------3-------------------5-----------------------------> t
# bridge #B +=play 16X palm-muted                               >
E---------------------------------------------------------------> p
B---------------------------------------------------------------> a
G------------------------+-----------------------------+--------> g
D----+---------+--------7----------+---------+--------7---------> e
A---7---------5---------5---------7---------5---------5---------> .
E---5---------3-------------------5---------3-------------------> .
>bridgeA
>---------------------------------|
>---------------------------------|
>---6----9-7-67----9-7-67----9-7-6|
>---------------------------------|
>---4----7-5-45----7-5-45----7-5-4|
>---------------------------------|
>bridgeB
>---------------------------------|
>---------------------------------|
>----------------------+----------|
>--+---------+--------7-----------|
>-7---------5---------5-----------|
>-5---------3---------------------|
:
# riff3 #A %=pause m=palm-muted                        
E----------------------------------------------------------------%%%|
B----------------------------------------------------------------%%%|
G---2-2---2---------2-2---2---------2-2---2----------------------%%%|
D---2-2---2-55555---2-2---2-55555---2-2---2-55555----------------%%%|
A---0-0---0-------3-0-0---0-------3-0-0---0-------3/8887-10-66-6-%%%|
E-----------------------------------------------------------77-7-%%%|
# riff3 #B %=pause m=palm-muted                        
E----------------------------------------------------------------%%%|
B----------------------------------------------------------------%%%|
G---2-2---2---------2-2---2---------2-2---2----------------------%%%|
D---2-2---2-55555---2-2---2-55555---2-2---2-55555---------9------%%%|
A---0-0---0-------3-0-0---0-------3-0-0---0-------3/8887----66-6-%%%|
E-----------------------------------------------------------77-7-%%%|
:
# verse3 #A X4 *=play 6X #=play 3X    
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----*---------------*---------------*---------------#-------#------|
G--14--------------14--------------10---------------0-------0-------|
D--14--------------14--------------10---------------2-------0-------|
A--12--------------12---------------8---------------3-------2-------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|
# verse3 #B X4  *=play 6X
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----*---------------*-------------------------------#-------#------|
G--14--------------14----------------*--------------0-------0-------|
D--14--------------14---------------3---------------2-------0-------|
A--12--------------12---------------3---------------3-------2-------|
E-----------------------------------1-------------------------------|
Then play AchorusA or BchorusB (!both with last two chords 12X!) and A&Blast
two rows of riffA&B.
# outro #A&B p=pull-off h=hammer-on %=pause                          
E-------------------%%------|
B-------------------%%------|
G-----------p--5--5-%%------|
D---7-7---7-75h-----%%7-57-\| 
A---7-7---7---7-----%%7-57-\| 
E---5-5---5---------%%5-35-\| 
!FOR MORE ACCURATE NOFX GUITAR TABS, VISIT www.jiihootabs.cjb.net!
I keep on believing my life still has value...
Tabbed by Jussi Heinonen 12.05.1998.         (revised 21.02.2004.)               

            
            
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