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Hey this is Andrew Gabor. I'm 18 and I've been playing guitar and bass for about 7 years 
and this is my first tab. STP is an awesome band, and the DeLeo brothers have one of 
best guitar/bass combinations in alternative music.

Standard Tuning

Verse 1 (Intro Riff):
e-------------------------------------------------------------|
B----4--6-4-(4)---4~---------4--6-4-(4)--4~-------------------|
G----4--6-4-(4)---5~---------4--6-4-(4)--5~-------------------|
D----4--6-4-(4)---6~---------4--6-4-(4)--6~-------------------| x2
A-----------------6~---------------------6~-------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 1
e-------------------------------------------------------------|
B----4--6-4-(4)---4~---------4--6-4-(4)--4~-------------------|
G----4--6-4-(4)---5~---------4--6-4-(4)--5~-------------------|
D----4--6-4-(4)---6~---------4--6-4-(4)--6~-------------------| x2
A-----------------6~---------------------6~-------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------|

While Verse 1 is played, a 2nd Guitar is playing another riff at the end. Listen to the 
for timing:
e----------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------|
A-------------2b-------------------------| (slight bend)
E--0---4---2------4----------------------|

Chorus
e-------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------5-5----------------------5-5--------|
D-------------------------6-6----------------------6-6--------| x4
A---6-4-----6-4-----------3-3---6-4----6-4---------6-6--------|
E-------7-------7----7s6------------7------7--7-7--4-4--------|

Verse 2 following Chorus (Chords strummed several times each)
e--4-----3-----2-----1-----------------------|
B--4-----4-----2-----2-----------------------|
G--5-----3-----3-----1-----------------------|
D--6-----5-----4-----3-----------------------|
A--6-----------4-----------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------|

Then back to the Chorus
e-------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------5-5----------------------5-5--------|
D-------------------------6-6----------------------6-6--------| x4
A---6-4-----6-4-----------3-3---6-4----6-4---------6-6--------|
E-------7-------7----7s6------------7------7--7-7--4-4--------|

The song repeats form, with the exception of the solo after Verse 2 and outro:

Solo:
e----------------------6--------------------------------------------------|
B-4----4---------7--9---9----9b11~11r-9h7h9---7h9b11----------------------|
G-6b8~-6b8~----8--8--8---8---------------------------8~-------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------6h8p6-4h6--4----6-|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------6-4--|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e-------------------------4--6-6s9--8-6h8s4-------6-----------------------|
B------------------------4-4--4---------------7-9--9------------4---------|
G---------------------------------8----------8-8-8--8-8--6hp5---6b8-6b8---|
D-4h6---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----2h4-2-2-------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------6-6p4-4/---------------------------------------------------|

e---------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------6h9~~~---------| (pinch harmonic)
G--6b8-6b8--6-7h8-7h8-7h8s4-6-4---------6b8---------------|
D------------------------------6s4-4h6-7------------------|
A---------------------------------4-----------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------|

Outro is the Chorus repeated four times

To get a better feel for the solo, venture around the pentatonic scale in G#
e---------------------4-7---|
B-----------------4-7-------|
G-------------4-6-----------|
D---------4-6---------------|
A-----4-6-------------------|
E-4-7-----------------------|

            
            
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jjhand 19,283 Jun 06, 2010 05:55 PM

Looks good overall. I think couple notes are different in the chorus and solo, but this is a tough song. I've been trying to figure it out for a while.

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