Sunday

Sonic Youth


"SUNDAY" by Sonic Youth from the album A Thousand Leaves
Thurston's tuning in this song is BBGDGC, though you could simply just leave the top strings the same since the song revolves around the bottom strings (tuning A down one full and bottom E down two whole steps, giving it a very deep and low sound).
intro:
B------------------------------------------------------| B------------------------------------------------------| G------------------------------------------------------| D------5------------5------------8------------8--------| ~ = whammy bar G----5---5-6~~----5---5-6~~----8---8-9~~----8---8-9~~--| C--5------------5------------8------------8------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------| B----------------------------------------------------------------| G----------------------------------------------------------------| D------5------------5--------------10----------------10----------| G----5---5-6~~----5---5-6~~-----10----10-11~~-----10----10-11~~--| C--5------------5------------10----------------10----------------|
distortion B-----------------------------------------------------------------| B-----------------------------------------------------------------| G-----------------------------------------------------------------| D--3-3-X-3-3-3-X-3-3-3-X-3-3-3-X-6-6-6-X-6-6-6-X-6-6-6-X-6-6-6-X--| G--3-3-X-3-3-3-X-3-3-3-X-3-3-3-X-6-6-6-X-6-6-6-X-6-6-6-X-6-6-6-X--| C--3-3-X-3-3-3-X-3-3-3-X-3-3-3-X-6-6-6-X-6-6-6-X-6-6-6-X-6-6-6-X--|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| B-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| G-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| D--3-3-3-X-3-3-3-X-3-3-3-X-3-3-3-X-11-11-11-X-11-11-11-X-11-11-11-X-11-11-11--| G--3-3-3-X-3-3-3-X-3-3-3-X-3-3-3-X-11-11-11-X-11-11-11-X-11-11-11-X-11-11-11--| C--3-3-3-X-3-3-3-X-3-3-3-X-3-3-3-X-11-11-11-X-11-11-11-X-11-11-11-X-11-11-11--|
repeat all, then... B-----------------------------------------------------------------| B-----------------------------------------------------------------| G-----------------------------------------------------------------| D--8-8-8-X-8-8-8-X-8-8-8-X-8-8-8-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5--| G--8-8-8-X-8-8-8-X-8-8-8-X-8-8-8-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5--| C--8-8-8-X-8-8-8-X-8-8-8-X-8-8-8-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5--|
verse... B-----------------------------------------------------------------| B-----------------------------------------------------------------| G-----------------------------------------------------------------| D--5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X--| G--5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X--| C--5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X--|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------| B-----------------------------------------------------------------| G-----------------------------------------------------------------| D--8-8-X-8-8-8-X-8-8-8-X-8-8-8-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X--| G--8-8-X-8-8-8-X-8-8-8-X-8-8-8-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X--| C--8-8-X-8-8-8-X-8-8-8-X-8-8-8-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X--|
Repeat.
For the jam, stick to the 5th fret chord, sometimes sliding up to the 17th fret for the octave, and more or less go between the two...
Afterwards... B-------------------------------------| B-------------------------------------| G-------------------------------------| D--5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-8-8-10-10--| G--5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-8-8-10-10--| C--5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-5-5-X-5-8-8-10-10--|
end on verse. --
not sure on Lee's part.


























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