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Whir   Smashing Pumpkins






Tabbed by Brian McCall 

-Whir-
======

by Smashing Pumpkins from the album Pisces Iscariot
Written by William P. Corgan

*intro

G1 acoustic

|-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--------0-0-0--0-0-0-0-------------
|-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--------0-0-0--0-0-0-0-------------
|-4-4-4--4-4-4-4--------4-4-4--4-4-4-2-------------
|-4-4-4--4-4-4-4--------4-4-4--4-4-4-2-------------
|-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--------2-2-2--2-2-2-0-------------
|-X-X-0--X-X-X-0--------X-X-0--X-X-X-X-------------

*1

G1 & G2 acoustic
                                        
|-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--------0-0-0--0-0-0-0-------------
|-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--------0-0-0--0-0-0-0-------------
|-4-4-4--4-4-4-4--------4-4-4--4-4-4-2-------------
|-4-4-4--4-4-4-4--------4-4-4--4-4-4-2-------------
|-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--------2-2-2--2-2-2-0-------------
|-X-X-0--X-X-X-0--------X-X-0--X-X-X-X-------------

repeat *1 with extra Asus2 and B rhythm srokes added.
G3 starts at :12 [after what is tabbed above] and ends
at lyrics. 

G3 electric (wierd muffled tone)

|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|-4/6-4/6-------4-4/6---9\6-6/11-9--6\4-4/6-2------
|----------4-/7------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------

 note: rhythm on this tab is nonexistent and the lines of
 G3 do not correspond to the rhythm of G1&2's tab.  Listen
 to the recording as a guide...  bm.

There's this addition to *1 after G3's last E and
just before the lyrics:

G1 & G2

                              |         I've wasted...
|-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0----------------
|-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0----------------
|-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2---4-4-4----------------
|-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2---4-4-4----------------
|-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0---2-2-2----------------
|--------------------------------X-X-0----------------

repeat all of *1 (including the above).  G3 enters after
Billy sings "It's not easy...when you're alone."

G3 interlude

|-------------------------------------------------- 1
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|-4-4-4/6--4-4-4/6-------4-4-4/6-4-----------------
|----------------------------------4---------------
|--------------------------------------------------

|-------------------------------------------------- 2
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|-4-4-4/6--4-4-4/6---6\4-4-4-4/6-4-----------------
|----------------------------------4---------------
|--------------------------------------------------

|-------------------------------------------------- 3
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|-4-4-4/6--4-4-4/6-------4-4-4/6-4-----------------
|----------------------------------4---------------
|--------------------------------------------------

|-------------------------------------------------- 4
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|-4-4-4/6--4-4-4/6---6\4-4-4-4/6-4-4/7-------------
|--------------------------------------(7h9p7)-----
|--------------------------------------------------

|-------------------------------------------------- 5
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|-6-6-X-2-/6------2/4--4/6--6/9--6-6-X-2-/6--------
|------------4/7-----------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------

|-------------------------------------------------- 6
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|-6\4---------------------------4h6/9--6--4--6-----
|------9\7--7\4--4\2--2/4--7-4h7-------------------
|--------------------------------------------------

|-------------------------------------------------- 7
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|-6-6-4-4/6----------2h4p2-------------------------
|-----------------2h4------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------

repeat *1

G3 enters again after "...when you're scared."

|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|-6-6-X-2-/6-6\4-4/6-6\4-4\2-2-4-4/6--9\6--6\4-----
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------

|--------------------------------------------------
|------------------9-------------------------------
|------------------8-------------------------------
|-4\2-2------------6--6\4-4/6---------6-6-4-4/9----
|------h4--2-4-4/7------------2/4-4/7--------------
|--------------------------------------------------

 G1 & 2 pause for G3 `solo'

|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|-6/9\6----4/6\4---9\6--4/6----2/4-4/6-6/9-9/11~---
|----------------7----------4----------------------
|--------------------------------------------------

repeat *1 with #s 1-2 of G3 twice.

Outro:  G1 & G2   

|-0-X-0-X-0---------0---------0--------------------
|-0-X-0-X-0---------0---------0--------------------
|-2-X-0-X-0---------0---------0--------------------
|-2-X-0-X-2---------2---------2--------------------
|-0---2---3---------3---------2--------------------
|-X---3---X-------------------0--------------------

|-0-X-0-X-0---------0---------0--------------------
|-0-X-0-X-0---------0---------0--------------------
|-2-X-0-X-0---------0---------0--------------------
|-2-X-0-X-2---------2---------2--------------------
|-0---2---3---------3---------2--------------------
|-X---3---X-------------------0--------------------

|-0-X-0-X-0---------0---------0-----0-0-0-0-------- \
|-0-X-0-X-0---------0---------0-----0-0-0-0-------- |
|-2-X-0-X-0---------0---------0-----0-0-0-0-------- |
|-2-X-0-X-2---------2---------2-----2-2-2-2-------- |
|-0---2---3---------3---------2-----2-2-2-2-------- |
|-X---3---X-------------------0-------------------- |
                                                    |
G3 slightly distorted                               |
                                                    |
|-------------------------------------------------- |
|-------------------------------------------------- |
|-----------------------------4hbr----------------- |
|-7---5---4hb---------------------5---------------- |
|-------------------------------------------------- |
|-------------------------------------------------- /

|-0-X-0-X-0---------0---------0-------------------- \
|-0-X-0-X-0---------0---------0-------------------- |
|-2-X-0-X-0---------0---------0-------------------- |
|-2-X-0-X-2---------2---------2-------------------- |
|-0---2---3---------3---------2-------------------- |
|-X---3---X-------------------0-------------------- |
                                                    |
G3                                                  |
                                                    |
|-------------------------------------------------- |
|-------------------------------------------------- |
|-------------------------------------------------- |
|-7---5---4hb----------------(15)r14-12------------ |
|-------------------------------------------------- |
|-------------------------------------------------- /
                                                    
Under the entire song (excluding the intro and outro)
is a 4th guitar playing _seemingly_ at random these
three notes, something like the following:

G4

|-7---7------7---7---7-5-7---7---7-7---------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|---4---4------4---4----4---4----------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------

Well, there's Whir for you.  I still can't figure out the  
E's and other chords under the chorus (Whir yourself around...
part)  If you know it please E-mail me.  Enjoy it.  Hope
it's not too confusing (I didn't wanna tab out repetitive
lines) and it helps out.  Please send comments to 
                
              -=Ansigod@aol.com=-

Lyrics:

I've wasted all my years
Been chasin' all my fears
For another
Brighter than you

I gave in long ago
To make it to the show
It's not easy
When you're alone

All your prayers
In my ears
Don't you care?

Whir yourself around
Just to fall back down 
Whir yourself around 

My harlot/honey little girl
C'mon lets go for a whirl
It's too early
Sun is sleeping

She says she wants to marry me
She says she wants a baby
It's not easy
When you're scared

Whir yourself around
Just to fall back down 
Whir yourself around 

All your prayers
In my ears
Don't you care?

TAB: Smashing Pumpkins-Whir

Whir-Smashing Pumpkins
Tabbed by Andy Davidoff

Last time I saw Whir tabbed it was by someone who said it was their first
attempt at tabbing.  I went through it and it was all pretty close, but I 
knew that something was missing, so I sat down and listned hard for a long
time, and this is the new tab I came up with.  Any comments, changes, or
criticsm will be accepted by e-mailing me at .
Rythym Figure 1   
						     
Acoustic/Clean Electric #1 Left Channel (x2)       < Clean Electric Or >                                     
Acoustic/Clean Electric #1 & #2 Both Channels (x2) < Acoustic Can Be Used. >

Acoustic/Clean Electric #1

e---0-0-0----0-0-0-0----0-0-0---0-0-0-0---|
B---0-0-0----0-0-0-0----0-0-0---0-0-0-0---|
G---4-4-4----4-4-4-4----4-4-4---4-4-4-4---| 
D---4-4-4----4-4-4-4----4-4-4---4-4-4-4---|                       
A---2-2-2----2-2-2-2----2-2-2---2-2-2-0---|                       
E---X-X-X----X-X-X-X----X-X-X---X-X-X-X---| < < I Mute This With My Middle >
					      < Finger. >                   

Acoustic/Clean Electric #2

e---0-0-0----0-0-0-0----0-0-0---0-0-0-0---|
B---0-0-0----0-0-0-0----0-0-0---0-0-0-0---|
G---4-4-4----4-4-4-4----4-4-4---4-4-4-2---| 
D---4-4-4----4-4-4-4----4-4-4---4-4-4-2---|                       
A---2-2-2----2-2-2-2----2-2-2---2-2-2-0---|                       
E---X-X-X----X-X-X-X----X-X-X---X-X-X-0---| < < I Mute This With My Middle >
					      < Finger. >                   
								  

Rythym Figure 2  

e--0--0-0-0----0--0-0-0--0-0-0---0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0----|
B--0--0-0-0----0--0-0-0--0-0-0---0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0----|
G--4--4-4-4----4--4-4-4--4-4-4---4--4-4-4-2--2-2-2--2-2-2----|
D--4--4-4-4----4--4-4-4--4-4-4---4--4-4-4-2--2-2-2--2-2-2----|
A--2--2-2-2----2--2-2-2--2-2-2---2--2-2-2-0--0-0-0--0-0-0----|
E--X--X-X-X----X--X-X-X--X-X-X---X--X-X-X-0--0-0-0--0-0-0----|
Intro, W/Rythym Figure 2                              

Clean Electric #1 Intro (Played With Clean Electric #2 Intro)
			(Right Channel)

e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A--4/7--4/7----4/7/9/11----14-11/16\14----11\9/11\7-----------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|

			
Clean Electric #2 Inrto (Played with Clean Electric #1 Intro)
			(Left Channel)

e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D--4/6--4/6----9\6\4/6----16\14\11\9----14p11/16/14-----------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Verse I (Rythym Figure 2)

I've wasted all my years,
Been chasin' all my fears
For another, brighter than you
I gave in long ago
To make it to the show
But it's not easy
When you're alone

Pre-Chorus Strumming (Both Guitars)

e--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0--|
B--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0--|
G--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2--|
D--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2--|
A--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0--|
E--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0--|
Pre-Chorus Riff With Rythym Figure 1

e-----------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------|
G---11/13--11/13----11/13--11\6-----|
D-----------------------------------|  (x4)
A----9/11---9/11-----9/11---9\4-----|
E----X--X---X--X-----X--X---X-X-----|
Pre-chorus
			      
All your prayers, 
In my ears, 
Don't you care?

1st Chorus Riffs

Guitar #1
			       Whir yourself around
e------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------|
G----11-11\6----6----6--6-6-6--6-6--6-6--6-6-6-6-------|
D------------------------------------------------------|
A-----9--9\4----4----4--4-4-4--4-4--4-4--4-4-4-4-------|
E------------------------------------------------------|
					      
	 
Guitar #2                  
			   Whir yourself around
e------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------|
G---11--11\6----6/9--9/11--11/13--13/16----------------|     
D------------------------------------------------------|
A----9---9\4----4/7--7/-9---9/11--11/14----------------|   
E------------------------------------------------------|
Guitar #1
			       Just to fall back down
e------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------|
G----11-11\6----6--6--6-6--6-6-6--6-6-6-6----11--11\6--|
D------------------------------------------------------|
A-----9--9\4----4--4--4-4--4-4-4--4-4-4-4-----9---9\4--|
E------------------------------------------------------|
	 
			       
Guitar #2                      
			       Just to fall back down 
e------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------|
G--11-11\6------16\13--13\11--11\9--9\6----6/9/11------|
D------------------------------------------------------|
A---9--9\4------14\11--11\-9---9\7--7\4----4/7/-9------|
E------------------------------------------------------|

								     
Guitar #1                          
				   Whirl yourself around
e------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------|
G-----6-6--6-6-6--6--6-6--6-6-6--6-6-6-6--13-13\11/13--|
D------------------------------------------------------|
A-----4-4--4-4-4--4--4-4--4-4-4--4-4-4-4--11-11\-9/11--|
E------------------------------------------------------|
						    
		   
Guitar #2          
		   Whir yourself around                            
e--------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------|
G----------16\13\11/13--13-13\11/13----|
D--------------------------------------|
A----------14\11\-9/11--11-11\-9/11----|
E--------------------------------------|
Riff After Chorus

e--------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------|
G-------------10h12--10vvvv------------|
D------10h12---------------------------|
A--------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------|
Verse 2 (Play Just Like Verse 1)

My honey, little girl, c'mon let's go for a whirl,
It's still early, the sun is sleeping
She says she wants to marry me, she says she wants a baby, 
But it's not easy, when you're scared. 
2nd Chorus Riffs (No Pre-Chorus)

Guitar #1
			       Whir yourself around
e------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------|
G----11-11\6----6----6--6-6-6--6-6--6-6--6-6-6-6-------|
D------------------------------------------------------|
A-----9--9\4----4----4--4-4-4--4-4--4-4--4-4-4-4-------|
E------------------------------------------------------|
					      
	 
Guitar #2                  
				   Whir yourself around
1------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------|
G----4/6/9----13-13\11--13-13\11--13-------------------|     
D------------------------------------------------------|
A----2/4/7----11-11\-9--11-11\-9--11-------------------|   
E------------------------------------------------------|
Guitar #1
			       Just to fall back down
e------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------|
G--11-11\6------6--6--6-6--6-6-6--6-6-6-6----11--11\6--|
D------------------------------------------------------|
A---9--9\4------4--4--4-4--4-4-4--4-4-4-4-----9---9\4--|
E------------------------------------------------------|
	 
			       
Guitar #2                      
			       Just to fall back down 
e------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------|
G----9/11/13----16\13--13\11--11\9--9\6-----4/6/9------|
D------------------------------------------------------|
A----7/-9/11----14\11--11\-9---9\7--7\4-----2/4/7------|
E------------------------------------------------------|

								     
Guitar #1                          
				   Whirl yourself around
e------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------|
G-----6-6--6-6-6--6--6-6--6-6-6--6-6-6-6--13-13\11/13--|
D------------------------------------------------------|
A-----4-4--4-4-4--4--4-4--4-4-4--4-4-4-4--11-11\-9/11--|
E------------------------------------------------------|
						    
		   
Guitar #2          
		   Whir yourself around                            
e--------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------|
G--6-6\4--4/6/9/11--13-13\11/16vvvvvvv-|
D--------------------------------------|
A--4-4\2--2/4/7/-9--11-11\-9/14vvvvvvv-|
E--------------------------------------|
Small Solo before end pre-chorus:
Guitar #1 strums this chord during solo 0-12-0-14-0-0

E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------10--7-------------------------------|
A---12h15--12~---12h15--12--10--------9/11---------------------------15--17-|
E-------------------------------------------------10--10/13--13/15--15--17--|

The End Of The Song Is Just Like The Pre-Chorus

All your prayers, in my ears, Don't you care?

Outro chords:
A5-002200     Cmaj7-032000
G-320003       Em-022000

Outro:   A5, G, Cmaj7, Em  play twice then:
      
     A5  G  Cmaj7   Em               A5, G, Cmaj7, Em(begin fade)
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------14b&r-------|
G---9----7-----6~------------------5b&r----------------------------14--13~--|
D---------------------------------------------6~----------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------



Whir-Smashing Pumpkins
Transcribed by Bryan Pero (perob@willow.uml.edu.)

Again, I'm new at this, any comments or suggestions would be greatly
appreciated.  It's a pretty easy song, and this sounds close.  

Guitar I- acoustic
Guitar II- clean electric

 This part is the opening acoustic strum and is played through most of the
verses.  Really let the open strings ring, that's what gives it such a great
sound.  

Rythym figure 1.  
 (the chord is B something)                          
E---0-0---0----0---0-0---0---0-0---0---0---0-0---0---|
B---0-0---0----0---0-0---0---0-0---0---0---0-0---0---|
G---4-4---4----4---4-4---4---4-4---4---4---4-4---4---|   repeat, and play for 
D---4-4---4----4---4-4---4---4-4---4---4---4-4---4---|   most of song.  Just 
A---2-2---2----2---2-2---2---2-2---2---2---2-2---0---|   listen to the record
E------------------------------------------------------------|   to hear the
changes.  
						     ^ ad lib this strum before
each  						         chorus.  
Intro:
	w/rythym figure 1.
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D------3~----3~---3--5--7~-----9--7---------7--5---7\3~-------|
A---5-----5----5------------------------8-------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------8----------------------|
					^ at this part there's a third guitar
over                               					  
dubbed playing this:

						D---9--7-----------|
						A---------10--8---|
						E-------------------|

Verse I:  w/rythym figure 1.

I've wasted all my years,
Been chasin' all my fears
For another, brighter than you
I gave in long ago
To make it to the show
But it's not easy
When you're alone

Pre-Chorus riff:
	w/rythym figure 1.
E----------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------|
G---12--12/14---12/14--X\12--12/14---12/15----------|
D-------------------------X\------------------------------|
A---10--10/12---10/12--X\10--10/12---10/13----------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------|

Pre-chorus:
		w/p.c. riff

All your prayers, 
In my ears, 
Don't you care?

Chorus riffs:

Guitar I (acoustic):

E---------------------0--------|
B---------------------0--------|
G---14--14---10-----12--------|
D---------------------0--------|
A---12--12---8------10--------|
E---------------------0---------|
		       ^ strum this chord a few time, let open strings really                       		         
ring.  
Guitar II (clean electric):
				      Whir yourelf around
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G---14--14--10---7/10-10-10/12-12-12/14-14-14/15----14--14--10----|
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A---12--12--8----5/8---8--8/ 10-10-10/12-12-12/13-----12--12---8----|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

         Just to fall back down, etc. 
E------------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------------------|
G---15--15\14-14-14\12-12-12\10-10-10\7--9\11\12\14-----|
D------------------------------------------------------------------|
A---13--13\12-12-12\10-10-10\ 8--8--8\5----7\9\10\12------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|

E-----------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------|
G---17\14\10/14--X\14-14-14--12--14~----|
D-------------------X\------------------------|
A---15\12\8/12---X\12-12-12--10--10~----|
E-----------------------------------------------|

1st chorus ending:

E---------------------------------|
B--------------------------------|
G-------------10h12---10~---|
D---10h12--------------------|
A-------------------------------|
E--------------------------------|

2nd chorus ending: 

E----------------------------------|
B----------------------------------|
G---14--14--12--17-------------|
D---------------------------------|
A---12--12--10--15------------|	>To small solo befor end p.c.
E----------------------------------|

Chorus: w/chorus riffs

Whir yourself around, Just to fall back down, Whir yourself aaround. 

Verse II: w/verse riffs

My honey, little girl, c'mon let's go for a whirl,
It's still early, the sun is sleeping
She says she wants to marry me, she says she wants a baby, 
But it's not easy, when you're scared. 

Chorus: w/chorus riffs and 2nd ending: 

Whir yourself around, just to fall back down.  Whir yourself around...

Small Solo before end pre-chorus:
Guitar I strum this chord during solo: |-0-12-0-14-0-0-|

E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------10--7--------------------------------------------|
A---12h15--12~---12h15--12--10--------9/11---------------------------------15--17-|
E-------------------------------------------------------10--10/13--13/15--15--17------|

End pre-chorus, w/pre-chorus riffs:

All your prayers, in my ears, Don't you care?

Outro chords:
A5-002200     Cmaj7-032000
G-320003       Em-022000

Outro:   A5, G, Cmaj7, Em  play twice then:
      
     A5  G  Cmaj7   Em		     A5, G, Cmaj7, Em(begin fade)
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------14b&r-----------|
G---9----7-----6~------------------5b&r-----------------------------------14--13~----|
D---------------------------------------------6~-----------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

That's it.  Tell me what you think!

	-Bryan P.  




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