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			     Song for a Son - Smashing Pumpkins
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Tabbed by: tehYama
Email: sudd5279@kettering.edu

Tuning: E A D G B e (Standard)

Hey,

This is a very beautiful, yet straightforward song. I would like to start off
by thanking mberning over at smashingpumpkins.com for starting me off with the
right chords:

	Am	C	 D	 F	 E	 E7
	0	 0	 2	 1	 0	 0
	1	 1	 3	 1	 0	 3
	2	 0	 2	 2	 1	 1
	2	 2	 0	 3	 2	 2
	0	 3	 0	 0	 2	 2
	0	 0	 0	 0	 0	 0

These are repeated in order throughout the verses. During the breaks between
verses the order goes.

	Am	C	D	Am	C	D	F	E	E7

So that's that. If you want to get the sound closer to the song, some chord
manipulation must occur. The alternations vary, and here's my best guess:

Am - Hammer on your pinky on the B string, then pull off your pinky, then
     index finger, then hammer on with your index again. Kind of like this

e|----0--------------|
B|----1h3p1-1p0h1----|
G|----2--------------|
D|----2--------------|
A|----0--------------|
E|----0--------------|

C and D - After the initial strum, pick each string of the chord

F - Pull off and hammer on your middle finger

E - After the first beat, place your pinky finger on the second fret of 
the 'G' string, then take it back off

e|----0----0----0----|
B|----0----0----0----|
G|----1----2----1----|
D|----2----2----2----|
A|----2----2----2----|
E|----0----0----0----|


Also, If you're like me, you really like that little intro riff he plays:

e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|---------7h9p7--5h7--/9--|
D|-------------------------|
A|----0--------------------|
E|-------------------------|




I really hope you guys enjoy the song as well as this tab. I was just recently
introduced to the Pumpkins by a friend of mine and I would like to thank her
very much for doing so. This is my first tab and I tried to be as accurate
as possible, I know how you fans can be sometimes. :)

Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

(Thanks to my Smashing Pumpkins friend for helping me with the changes!)

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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Let It Be0o0 31 Dec 10, 2009 12:41 PM

Great tab :)

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swaxq123 20 Dec 20, 2009 01:34 AM

very nice, wish someone would tab out the electric for this though... i'm having a ***** of a time trying to figure out the solos

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bobachilles7 10 Jan 20, 2010 12:37 AM

this tab is excellent, nice work!

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