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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: Xangel@f1015.n105.z1.fidonet.org (Xangel)
Date: 19 Dec 95 15:04:36 -0800
Subject: TAB: "Rotting Pinata" by Sponge

SONG: Rotting Pinata
GROUP: Sponge
TUNING: Down 1/2 step

Here's one of the fastest ones on the album (and one of my personal
favorites).

The intro riff, which returns later in the song, is something like this:

e:------2-0--2-0-------3-0--3-0--|
B:-3--------------3--------------|
G:-------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------|

If you listen real closely during the intro, you can hear Vinnie saying
something like: "Are ya ready to rrrrrot? Check it out."

The verse riff is a piece of cake.....E5 F#5 E5 D....or it could be E F# E D
depending on what you think sounds better.

e:-----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B:-----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G:-----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D:-2--2--2---2--2---2--2--2--2--2--2-|-4--4--4---4--4---4--4--4--4--4-|
A:-2--2--2---2--2---2--2--2--2--2--2-|-4--4--4---4--4---4--4--4--4--4-|
E:-0--0--0---0--0---0--0--0--0--0--0-|-2--2--2---2--2---2--2--2--2--2-|

e:-----------------------------------|-2--2--2---2--2---2--2--2--2--2--2-|
B:-----------------------------------|-3--3--3---3--3---3--3--3--3--3--3-|
G:-----------------------------------|-2--2--2---2--2---2--2--2--2--2--2-|
D:-2--2--2---2--2---2--2--2--2--2--2-|-0--0--0---0--0---0--0--0--0--0--0-|
A:-2--2--2---2--2---2--2--2--2--2--2-|-----------------------------------|
E:-0--0--0---0--0---0--0--0--0--0--0-|-----------------------------------|

The chorus is two more simple power chords: B5 and G5.

e:-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B:-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G:-4--4--4---4--4---4--4--4--4--4--4-|-----------------------------------|
D:-4--4--4---4--4---4--4--4--4--4--4-|-5--5--5---5--5---5--5--5--5--5--5-|
A:-2--2--2---2--2---2--2--2--2--2--2-|-5--5--5---5--5---5--5--5--5--5--5-|
E:-----------------------------------|-3--3--3---3--3---3--3--3--3--3--3-|

When he's saying "Rotting Pinata" over and over you play open D and G chords.

e:-2--2--2--3--3--3--|
B:-3--3--3--3--3--3--|
G:-2--2--2--0--0--0--|
D:-0--0--0--0--0--0--|
A:----------2--2--2--|
E:----------3--3--3--|

This is my attempt at the solo, my favorite on the album. Definitely not
perfect.


e:------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B:------------------------------|-------------------------15\---|
G:-9--9--9--9--9b(11)-11-11~----|-9--9--9--9--9--7--9--7--------|
D:------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A:------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E:------------------------------|-------------------------------|

e:-12-12-12-12-12b(14)-14-14~---|-12-12-12-12---------12---------|
B:------------------------------|-------------10b(12)----12-10---|
G:------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D:------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A:------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E:------------------------------|--------------------------------|

Then he does some stuff with this scale:

e:-7-12-10-7-----------------------|
B:------------10-7-----------------|
G:------------------9--7-----------|
D:------------------------9--7-----|
A:------------------------------10-|
E:---------------------------------|

Then it goes something like this:

e:--------------------------------------------|
B:----10-12-10----10-12-10----10-12-10-12-12~-|
G:-11----------11----------11-----------------|
D:--------------------------------------------|
A:--------------------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------------|

e:-----------------------------------|--------------10~-------|
B:-12--12-12-10----------------------|------------------------|
G:--------------11-9-----------------|-9b(11)-----------------|
D:--------------------12-9-----9--12-|------------------------|
A:--------------------------12-------|------------------------|
E:-----------------------------------|------------------------|

e:---------------------|
B:---------------------|
G:----9b(11)(9)-7~-----|
D:---------------------|
A:---------------------|
E:---------------------|

Then it's back to the intro riff, verse, and chorus.

======
LYRICS (a lot of these aren't very clear)
======

Beat on me
Spill my insides out on the ground
Cut open me
I will go when I say die

I will rot away
(It's a?) rotting pinata
Rotting pinata

Seize our soul
Cut us a hole into the sky
??????
What's the word, ????

Here lies the wreck that was me
Here lies the junk that was me
Oh God help mem rot, I don't look quite the same
Grab my beating heart, take it from this broken cage
Today
I'm rotting

Go away
With red and black I will cross my side
??????
Just pull the plug, yeah, let me die

==========

There's a 31% chance that most of that is correct. Email me with corrections.

            
            
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