Cortez The Killer

Neil Young

D ----------0---------0------0-------------0--

B ----------0---------3------1-------------3--

G ----------0---------2------0-------------5--

D ----------2---------0------2-------------5--

A ----------2----------------0-------------0--

E ----------0---------------------------------


 Em
He came dancing across the water
 D
With his galleons and guns
 Am7
 Looking for the new world
Am7*
In that palace in the sun
 Em
On the shore lay Montezuma
 D
With his coca leaves and pearls
 Am7
 In his halls he often wandered
Am7*
With the secrets of the worlds.
 Em
And his subjects gathered 'round him
 D
Like the leaves around a tree
 Am7
In their clothes of many colours
Am7*
For the angry gods to see.
 Em
And the women all were beautiful
 D
And the men stood straight and strong
 Am7
They offered life in sacrifice
Am7*
So that others could go on.
Hate was just a legend
And war was never known
The people worked together
And they lifted many stones
They carried them to the flatlands
And they died along the way
But they built up with their bare hands
What we still can't do today.
And I know she's living there
And she loves me to this day
I still can't remember when
Or how I lost my way.
He came dancing across the water
Cortez, Cortez
What a killer.
Em7 (Bar Chord)
D ------------7-------------------7----------------
B ---------8-----8-------------8-----8-------------
G --------7---------7---------7---------7----------
D -------9-------------9-----9-------------9-------
A ----7-------------------7------------------------
E -------------------------------------------------

D(Bar chord with 3rd finger over G,B&D strings)
D ------------7--------------------7-------------
B ---------7-----7--------------7-----7----------
G --------7---------7----------7---------7-------
D -------7--------------7-----7--------------7---
A ----5--------------------5---------------------
E -----------------------------------------------

Am7 (Bar Chord) 4 times this time not 2
D ----------5--6--5---------------5--6--5-------
B ---------5-----------5-------5-----------5----
G --------5-------------------5-----------------
D -------5-------------------5------------------
A ----7-------------------7---------------------
E ----------------------------------------------

Here's the complete soloing (Zuma version) submitted by
ginalollobrigida@mindspring.com.
_______TAB_________
_5 hammer on/pull off
/7 slide up
5 slide down
5= vibrato(single notes)/sustain(whole chords)
5^ bend up
5` slight bend
(9) ghost bend
5. staccato note
INTRO-SOLO I:
0:00
 Em7D
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
0_2=============-/4-----------42-|----------------0--------------|
|----------------|-----------------2---------------|-------------5/
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|

 Am7
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
/7--7(__0)===---|----------------|3--3/5--5/7-----|--------------|
|----------------5-----3'---------|------------5---|--------------|

 Em7D
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|-5--7(7)(7)(7)--4^-7-7-4====-----|-(7)-9-9-9\7---|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--5--/7-------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|

Am7 0:30
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|----------------|------------5-5-57-7-------------|--------------|
|---9__7-9---7--10-9__7----------------5--(5)----feedback---------|
|----------------|-------10-------|-------------------------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|

>> >
 Em7D
|----------------|------------|--|--------------/3-3==/5=---------|
|-7/9-10/12==12==|-----5-5/7/<9>-|{5-----5-------|-------5-55-5===|
|----------------|-7==-----------|{5--5----5-5---|-------5-----5==|
77---------------|-7==-----------|{5--5------5---|--------------5=|
|----------------|-5==-----------|---------------|----------------|
|----------------|---------------|{5-------------|----------------|

> >>>
Em7 0:52 D(sus2) Am7
|---------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|
|-----3-33-0--3-0---5-5-----5===-|---5.5.5--5-----|----3=3=====---|
|-0-x-0-00-0--0-0-7-7--7====-7==-|---5.5.5--5-----|-0==0=0=====---|
|-2-x-2---------|-7-----7===--7==|-5---------75--|-2======-0=====|
|-2-------------|-5-----5=5==--5=|--------------7-|-0========-----|
|---------------|----------------|-5--------------|---------------|

 Em7DAm7
|----------------|----------------|---5-5-5-----|----------------|
|--------3-3--0==|-7---7-------7==-5------5----|-5==--5-5-------|
2/4------0-0--0==|-7----(77)-5-7==-5------------5-5==--5-5---5-5-|
|--0_2-2---------|-7-7--(77)------|-5------------5------5-5-x-5-5-|
|--0_2-----------|-5--------------|--------------|----------------|
|--0-------------|----------------|-5------------|----------------|

Em7 1:25 D
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|---------(----3----3--3)---------|-3=====================--------|
|---------(0---0----0--0)---------|-2======(=====2=====2=)--------|
|0__2=====(2------2-----)---------|-0======(0=========0--)--------|
|0__2==================-----------|-------------------------------|
|0=====================-----------|-------------------------------|

(optional)
Am7 1:40
|---------------------------------|--------0=======---------------|
|-----------(---5-x--5)-----------|-1======1=======---p-h-----p-h-|
|-----------(---5-x--5)-----------|-0======0=======-7-_5_7----_5_7|
|-5=========(5====----)-----------|-2======-----------------------|
|-7============================__0-0======-----------------------|
|-5============================--|-------------------------------|

(optional)
 Em7DAm7
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
|------------p---|---3-3---3==----|---------------|---------------|
7_(5)-7-7-7-7_4--4==-2-2-2==-2==-2/4==--4^4-2----|22-/4-/6===/7==|
|----------------|---0-7----------|-----------2====---------------|
|----------------|--------------------------------|---------------|
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|

Em7 D Am7 2:06
|----------------|-------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------4.-|----------------|----------------|
|7^(7)77_4--74-/7====--4-7----|--(7)9-7-9==-9_7-97-----797==7-77-9
|----------------|-------------77(9)------------|---7=710-----9--|
|----------------|-------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|-------------|----------------|----------------|

Em7 D Am7 2:27
|----------------|----------------|--------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|--------------|----------------|
|7====/12-14-16--16^15^14^12^11^9^9==-797--------|44-44-4-44_5----|
|----------------|----------------|------10797---|-------------5-7|
|----------------|----------------|----------5/7-|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|--------------|----------------|

Em7 D Am7 2:44
|---------------|----------------|---------------|----------------|
|---------------|----------------|-p-p-----------|----------------|
|-77-4-7-4-4/7==-999-7--4-4/5-44/5-_4_2-----45-4/(5)-/7===(7)-----|
|---------------|-----7----------|-----2===-------|-----------9==9/
|---------------|----------------|---------------|----------------|
|---------------|----------------|---------------|----------------|

Em7 D Am7 3:02
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|----------------|-9==9--7.9-9-7--|--------------77-/9==9-7====-7-|
12==12=12=12-7-7_9-------------9_7---------77/9---|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|1010(7)10-------|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|

 Em7DAm7
|----------------|---------------|----(lightly)--|----------------|
|----3-3--0---0--|/5===5==-------|------5---5----|---------(5)(5)-|
|----0-0--0-0-0-0|-7-----7==-----|-4/5=-5-5-7===-|h-----(5)---(5)-|
|0_2------2------|-7--------7===-|-----5---------5_7===-----------|
|0_2------2------|-5--------5===-|---------------|----------------|
|----------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|

He came dancing ...
...so that others could go on...
SOLO II:
Em7 4:30 D Am7
|---------------|---------------|----------------|----------------|
|---------------|---------------|h-p---h-p-------|----------------|
//5-7--77-4--4--|/7-9-9-9---7---4_5_4-4_5_4------5-/7==7-5-------x7
|---------------|---------7-----|-----------5/75|--------5----57-|
|---------------|---------------|----------------|---------7-77---|
|---------------|---------------|----------------|----------------|

Em7 4:49 D Am7
|---------------|-------------p--|---------------|----------------|
|---------------|-----/7===7-7_4-43-3-4_33------|--h---------h-0==
|7==-7-4-7-7-4===-4-7------------|---------542===-44_5-4-0===0_2--|
|---------------|----------------|---------------|----------------|
|---------------|----------------|---------------|----------------|
|---------------|----------------|---------------|----------------|

Em7 D 5:07 Am7
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
=0====0====0====0========---------|---------------|---------------|
|----------------|----=====-------|---x-----------|---------------|
|----------------|--------====----|----x-------x--|--/9-9_7---h---|
|-------------(feedback)----====--|------------x--|--------/7-_7--|
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|

Hate was just a legend ...
... how I lost my way.
SOLO III:
Em7 6:11 D
|----------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
|-------1010/12===---------10_12-10==10==----12^===========(12===)|
10/12===---------|---10_12-------|--------10-----|----------------|
|----------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
|----------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
|----------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|

Am7 ???
|----------------|----(11&10th frets)--------------|--------------|
|-121212-101010--|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|---------------121212-111111-101010-88-6-5-3-3-5/7-9^(9)=(9)-----|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------7--|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|

Em7 6:30 D
|----------------|---------------|----------------|---------------|
|----------------|-----------5-/7-/10^(10)7------|---------------|
5^---7=7=7===---4=4==---4_5_4----|----------4_5_4-|5--------------|
|----------------|---------------|---------------7`-7_5----5^-----|
|----------------|---------------|----------------|-----7-----7===|
|----------------|---------------|----------------|---------------|

 Am7
|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|------7-9`(9`)(9`)
|-----5-7-9==9==-7---/9------0===-|
|----------------|9-7-------(0)==-|
|----------------|----------------|

He came dancing across the water
Cortez, Cortez
What a killer....
OUTRO-SOLO IV:
Em7 7:03 D
|---------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|
|--------5.-----|---5------------|---------------5==---5-55===--5-|
|4-5-7==---4==-4-77--------------4-7===-4-7===--4----4--4---------|
|---------------|-----5`-7-------|----------------|---------------|
|---------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|
|---------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|

Am7 begin fade
|---------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|
|---------------|----8^====10===10======10======--|---===---------|
4-4-------------|---------------12`=====12`=======|-----===--12-12=
|---7-5---------|-9`-------------|----------------|---------------|
|-------/7-/7---|----------------|----------------|---------------|
|---------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|

Em7 fade out.... 7:30
|----10---------|----------------|----------------|---------------|
==------12`--12-10==-10==10===--10--12^(12)-12-10--etc....--------|
|---------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|
|---------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|
|---------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|
|---------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|



Corrected by maxcain. View original
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