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Soundgarden - "A Thousand Days Before"
From "King Animal" Album
Tuning CGCGGE
tabbed by jjhand

Nice song in the C tuning they used in 'Down on the Upside' with good guitar
part layering and nice lead guitar added in. Please rate/comment on the tab.

Clean Intro - played 2x, note in () is first time only

E|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
G|---5---5-----5-----|-3---3-----3-----|-----3-----------|------0------------|
G|---------0-----0---|-------------0---|---0-------0-----|-----0-------------|
C|-----0-----------0-|-------0-------0-|-3-----2---------|----0---------0----|
G|-------------------|---3-------------|---------------3-|-/5---------0------|
C|(0)----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------3-------0--|


Lead Guitar - Before Verse Riff
|------------------------------|
|-12h15-12h15-17TP--15TP-12TP--|
|-------------17TP--15TP-12TP--|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|




Verse Riff, played 5x
|-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-----0-----------0----0--|-----0-----------------|
|-4h5----5p4-0------------|-4h5----5p4-0----------|
|---------------5----3----|---------------5-------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------|

|-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-----0-----------0----0--|-----0-----------------|
|-4h5----5p4-0------------|-4h5----5p4-0----------|
|---------------5----3----|---------------3-------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------|



Chorus
|-------------------------|-----------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-10-15--17TP-----|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------17TP-----|-------------------------|
|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|-----------------|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|-----------------|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|-----------------|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|

Guitar play 4x 
|----------------------------|
|-10h12p0--9~---7h9-7h9-5----|
|-10h12p0--9~---7h9-7h9-5----|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|


Play Verse and Chorus again, Chorus changes at 1:39
|-------------------------|----------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-10-15--17TP--15TP-12-|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------17TP--15TP-12-|-------------------------|
|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|----------------------|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|----------------------|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|----------------------|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|




Solo (1:54) - part 1 is clean w/ octave up pedal
|------------------|--------------------|--------------------|------------------|
|-10TP--9--7-5-7-5-|-7b9r--5h7p5TP------|--------------------|------------------|
|-10TP-------------|--TP----------------|-7--9--10-12TP---14-|-15TP--14TP--12TP-|
|------------------|------------------9-|--------------------|------------------|
|------------------|--------------------|--------------------|------------------|
|------------------|--------------------|--------------------|------------------|


Octave off, use distortion and short delay here:
|----------------|-------------------|---------------------|-----------------|
|-9b10r9---------|-7TP---------5TP---|--------------3TP----|-----------------|
|-9b10r9---7--5--|-7TP----5-3--5TP---|-2h3--2h3-2h3-3TP-p0-|-----------------|
|--TP------------|-------------------|---------------------|-3b--0---0-------|
|----------------|-------------------|---------------------|-------3---------|
|----------------|-------------------|---------------------|-----------------|



Play Chorus Again, then singing resumes with no guitar



(2:44) Lead Guitar
|------------------|--------------------|----------------|------------------|
|------------------|--------------------|----------------|------------------|
|-10---------------|-(10)---------------|-5TP___-5~~~----|-12TP----15TP-----|
|------------------|--------------------|----------------|------------------|
|-10---------------|-(10)---------------|----------------|------------------|
|------------------|--------------------|----------------|------------------|


(2:52) Rhythm Guitar
|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|
|-0---------------|-------------------|
|-5-------2h3p2p0-|--------0-----2h3p0|
|-3---------------|------3-----3------|
|-----------------|-5-----------------|




Ending Riff (repeated 2:55-3:37) - Rhythm Guitar
|-----------------|------------------|----------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------|------------------|----------------|-----------------------|
|-------0---------|-------0----------|----------------|-----------------------|
|-----0----2h3p2p0|-----0----2h3p2p0-|-------0--------|-3--3--3--3--0--2h3p2p0|
|-5---------------|-3----------------|-----3----------|-3--3--3--3--0---------|
|-----------------|------------------|-5--------------|-3--3--3--3--0---------|


Lead (3:20)
|----------------|---------------|--------------|-------------------------|
|----------------|---------------|--------------|-20-20-20-20-20-20-20-20-|
|-0h5-7~~~-------|-/12~~~~-------|-15/17~~~-----|-20-20-20-20-20-20-20-20-|
|----------------|---------------|--------------|-------------------------|
|----------------|---------------|--------------|-------------------------|
|----------------|---------------|--------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------------------|-----------------|-----------|
|-20\17-20\17-20-15\14/15TP--17p15\12-|-12~~~~------12\-|-5~~-------| hold until end
|-20\17-20\17-20-15\14/15TP--17p15\12-|-12~~~~------12\-|-5~~-------|
|-------------------------------------|-----------------|-----------|
|-------------------------------------|-----------------|-----------|
|-------------------------------------|-----------------|-----------|



Ending (3:45)- similar to this 2x

|-----0-----------|------------0------|
|-----0----0--0---|-0--0-------0------| 
|-0--------2--3---|-2--2h3p2p0--------|
|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|

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

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

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

            
            
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