Helter Skelter

U2

E----------------------------------------------------------

B---5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5

G---7--7--7--7--7--7--7--6--6--6--6--6--6--5--5--5--5

D----------------------------------------------------------

A----------------------------------------------------------

E-----------------------------------------------------------


 GE
....see me again yeah, yeah, yeah 
 E
 Do you, don't you want me to love you, yeah
I'm coming down fast but I'm miles above you,
 GA
                                    Tell me, tell me, tell me the answer, you may be a lover, but you ain't no
 EA
 dancer  
Then play this riff-
E----------------------------------0--0----------------------------------------
B----------------------------------0--0-----------------------------------2--2
G---2------------------------------1--1-----------------------------------2--2
D-------4--2--0--------------------2--2-----2-----------------------------2--2
A-------------------4--2--0--------2--2----------4---2--0-----------------0--0
E----------------------------------0--0-----------------------4--2--0---------
E--------------------------------------0-
B--------------------------------------0-
G----2---------------------------------1-     then keep on playing the E
chord ---------4--2--0-----------------------2-       2nd  verse as you did

for the
A----------------------4--2--0---------2-            first
E--------------------------------------0-

The only thing left is the solo which goes some thing like this-
E-0--0-------------15--------15----------------------------------10-----------10
B-0--0---15b(17)------15b(17)--------15b(17)---2--2----10b(12)-------10b(12)---
G-1--1-----------------------------------------2--2---------------------------
D-2--2-----------------------------------------2--2---------------------------
A-2--2-----------------------------------------0--0-----------------------------
E-0--0------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------
B----10b(12)--
G--------------     Play this twice and then finish on an E.
D--------------
A---------------
E---------------

That should have all the guitar parts to the song. Quite simple really.
Richard Zangoli (ahowden@magna.com.au)
"Helter Skelter" (Lennon/McCartney)
Intro:
-|-----0--(repeat)--------------------------------------------------
-|--12\3--(repeat)--------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------

When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the
-|-----0--(repeat)--------------------------------------------------
-|-----2--(repeat)--------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------

slide, where I stop and I turn and I go for a
 G
-|-----0--(repeat)--------------------------------------------------
-|-----1--(repeat)--------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------5--5--6--6--------
-|------------------------------------------------3--3--3--3--------

ride, till I get to the bottom and I see you again.
 E
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|--5--5--6---------6------2--2--2--2--3\2--2--2--2-----------------
-|--3--3--3---------3------0--0--0--0--1\0--0--0--0-----------------

Yeah yeah yeah!
Verse:
 E
Well do you don't you want me to make you
I'm coming down fast but don't let me break you
 G
Tell me tell me tell me come on tell me the answer
 AE
Well you may be a lover but you ain't no dancer.
Chorus:
 A
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|----------2---2---4---4--5--4--2----------------------------------
-|----------0---0---0---0-----------5--4--2--0----------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------

Well, Helter Skelter
 E
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|---2---2---4---4--5--4--2-----------------------------------------
-|---0---0---0---0-----------5--4--2--0-----------------------------

Helter skelter
 AE
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|--------------------------------------------5b(7)--3--5-----------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|---2---2---4---4--5--4--2-----------------------------------------
-|---0---0---0---0-----------5--4--2--0-----------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------

Helter skelter Yeah
So much for verses and choruses. The rest are pretty much the same,
except that the rest of the verses hit the G chord a little sooner
(at the beginning of the third line of the verse).
Here's the guitar solo in the middle:
 EAE
-|----------------------7--7--15b(17)--15b(17)--b(17)15-------------
-|----------------------0--0----------------------------------------
-|----------------------9--9----------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------

'Cos here she comes
 AE
-|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
-|--b(17)15b(17)15---------------13b(14)------------------b(17)15-----------
-|------------------b(14)12---------------b(14)12b(14)12-----------12-------
-|---------------------------14----------------------------------------14~--
-|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
-|--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Later, there's a neat riff in one of the last verses. I think it
comes right after "will you won't you want me to make you" or something
like that. This is a cool riff with that looonnnng slide.
-|--12--15b(17)--b(17)15--12------12----------------------------------------
-|----------------------------15------15\10-----10b(12)--b(12)10--8---------
-|-------------------------------------------9-----------------------7--9---
-|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
-|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
-|--------------------------------------------------------------------------

As the song fades into the first ending, there are some nice bend releases,
while the lyrics repeat "coming down fast":
-|--b(17)15------------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------b(17)15---------------------------------------------------
-|--------------------b(16)14------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------b(14)12---------------------------------
-|--------------------------------------b(14)12------------------------
-|---------------------------------------------------------------------

Later, there's a whole lot of Hendrix-like guitar noise.
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Tab Special Notations:
----0----  play the open string ('fret zero')
----5----  play fret five
----5~---  play fret five with vibrato
---5/7---  play fret five, slide up to fret seven
---7\5---  play fret seven, slide down to fret five

--7\5/7-- play fret seven, slide down to fret five, slide back up
--8b(9)-- play fret eight, bend the string (at fret eight) to reach
the pitch of fret nine
--b(9)8-- play fret eight already bent to the pitch of fret nine,
unbending until it reaches the normal pitch of fret eight
----h7---  hammer-on to fret seven
----p5---  pull-off to fret five
---/7----  slide up to fret 7 (the starting fret of the slide is

undefined, judge by ear)
---15\---  play fret 15, slide down (the ending fret of the slide is

undefined, judge by ear)
---0h3---  play the open string and immediately hammer-on to fret

three
---7p5---  play fret seven and immediately pull-off to fret five

"This is a song Charles Manson stole from the Beatles.
We're stealing it back."
When you get to the bottom
You go back to the top of the slide
And you stop and you turn
And you go for a ride
Till you get to the bottom
Then you see me again
Do you, don't you want me to love you?
I'm coming down fast, but I'm miles above you
Tell me, tell me, tell me the answer
You may be a lover but you ain't no dancer
Helter skelter
Helter skelter
Helter skelter
Do you, don't you want me to make you?
Coming down fast I don't want me to break you
Tell me , tell me, tell me the answer
You may be a lover but you ain't no dancer
Helter skelter
Helter skelter
Helter skelter
When you get to the bottom
you go back to the top of the slide
Where you stop and you turn
And you go for a ride
Till you get to the bottom
And I see you again
Do you, don't you want me to love you ?
Coming down fast I'm right above you
Tell me , tell me, tell me the answer
You may be a lover but you ain't no dancer
Helter skelter
Helter skelter
Helter skelter


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