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Author
Song: Airbag
Artist: Thom Yorke
Tabbed by: Trifonas
E-mail: trifwnas@hotmail.gr

Tuning:Open A (EAEAC#e - Low to High)

Well this is Airbag as performed by Thom Yorke live with his acoustic guitar. The trick 
here is the open tuning. You have to keep hitting the open C# and A bottom strings 
throughout the song. Sorry for the weird tuning but it's a lot easier this way!

Openning Riff:
e|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
C#---0--0--0-0-0--0-0-|---0--0--0--0--0--0-|---0--0--0--0--0--0-|
A|--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
E|--------------------|--------------------|-0--1---------------|
A|-------3--2--4--0---|-------3--2--0--4---|-------3--2--4--0---|
E|-0--1---------------|-0--1---------------|--------------------|

e|-----------------0-||
C#---0--0--0--0---0--||
A|--0--0--0--0---0---||  Hope you get what I mean with the open
E|--------------0----||  strings.. Just keep strumming them!
A|-------3--2--0-----||
E|-0--1--------------||

Verses :
       A          A6add11    Asus4       'Riff A'
e|-----0-0-0------0-0-0------0-0-0--0-0-|-----------------0--|
C#-----0-0-0------2-2-2------1-1-1--1-1-|------3p1p0h1p0--0--|
A|-----0-0-0------0-0-0------0-0-0--0-0-|-----0---------0-0--|
E|-0h2-0-0-0--0h2-2-2-2--0h2-2-2-2--0-0-|----0----------0-0--|
A|-----0-0-0------0-0-0------0-0-0--0-0-|---0-----------0-0--|
E|--------------------------------------|--------------------|

'Riff A' chords:
   A5  Asus4 A   Asus4 A
e|-------------------------|
B|-3----1----0----1----0---|
G|-0----0----0----0----0---|
D|-0----0----0----0----0---|
A|-0----0----0----0----0---|
E|-------------------------|

This is what is played in the verses. The 'Riff A' is played only sometimes. You can use 
either the simple riff or the chords they both sound right.

Chorus:
   B7add11  F#m7   Esus4add13 Eadd13  'Riff A'
e|-------0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--------------0--|
C#-2--2--2--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|----3p1p0h1p0-0--|
A|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|---0----------0--|
E|-0--0--0--2--2--2--0--0--0--4--4--|--0-----------0--|
A|-2--2--2--0--0--0--2--2--2--2--2--|-0------------0--|
E|----------2--2--2--0--0--0--0--0--|-----------------|

The solo chords are the ones used in the verses with the 'Riff A'. Here is these chords 
with the voice melody added (he doesn't play it like this but I'm adding the solo's 
melody in case anyone wants it)

e|-------------------1--5--7--8--7--5-------------------------------------|
C#-8--7--5--5--7--5--0--0--0--0--0--0--4--4-4p3-3p1-1p0--3-4p3--3p1--1p0--|
A|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-0---0---0--0-0-0----0----0----|
E|-0--0--0--0--0--0--1--5--7--0--0--0--0--0-0---0---0--0-0-0----0----0----|
A|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-0---0---0--0-0-0----0----0----|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Ending Riff:
e|---0---0---0--0--0-----|
C#---0---0---0--0--0-----|
A|---0---0---0--0--0-----|
E|---0---0---0--0--0-----|
A|---0-0-0---7--5--4-----|
E|--0--------------------|


Lyrics and Chords:

(Openning Riff)
(Verses)
        A         A6add11
In the next world war
      Asus4
In a jackknifed juggernaut
            A*
I am born again

        A    A6add11
In the neon sign
   Asus4
Scrolling up and down
            A*
I am born again

(Chorus)
      B7add11      F#m7
In an interstellar burst
     Esus4add13       Eadd13  'Riff A'
I am back to save the universe

(Verses)
      A        A6add11
In a deep deep sleep
Asus4
Of the innocent
            A*
I am born again

      A          A6add11
In a fast german car
      Asus4
I'm amazed that I survived
                   A*
An airbag saved my life

(Chorus)
      B7add11      F#m7
In an interstellar burst
     Esus4add13       Eadd13  'Riff A'
I am back to save the universe

      B7add11      F#m7
In an interstellar burst
     Esus4add13       Eadd13  'Riff A'
I am back to save the universe

(Solo + Voice Melody)
(Outro)

*you can also play the 'Riff A' instead.

That's it hope it helps! This is an amazing song and Thom does a very good job live. Cheers!

h   hammer-on
p   pull-off

            
            
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