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Helter skelter

Beatles


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 A E 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
A E -|------------------------------------------------------------------ -|--------------------------------------------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:
E A E -|----------------------7--7--15b(17)--15b(17)--b(17)15------------- -|----------------------0--0---------------------------------------- -|----------------------9--9---------------------------------------- -|------------------------------------------------------------------ -|------------------------------------------------------------------ -|------------------------------------------------------------------ 'Cos here she comes A E -|-------------------------------------------------------------------------- -|--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.
------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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






















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