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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---------------------------------



He came da[Em]ncing across the water
With his ga[D]lleons and guns
[Am7]Looking for the new world
Am7*
In that palace in the sun
On the s[Em]hore lay Montezuma
With his c[D]oca leaves and pearls
[Am7]In his halls he often wandered
Am7*
With the secrets of the worlds.
And his s[Em]ubjects gathered 'round him
Like the le[D]aves around a tree
In their cl[Am7]othes of many colours
Am7*
For the angry gods to see.
And the wo[Em]men all were beautiful
And the m[D]en stood straight and strong
They of[Am7]fered 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
[Em7]                                  [D]                                     
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
0_2=============-/4-----------42-|----------------0--------------|
|----------------|-----------------2---------------|-------------5/
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|

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

[Em7]                                  [D]                                     
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|
|-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-------|-------------------------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|

>> >
[Em7]                                  [D]                                     
|----------------|------------|--|--------------/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--------------|---------------|

[Em7]                 [D]                 [Am7]                                     
|----------------|----------------|---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)
[Em7]                 [D]                 [Am7]                                     
|----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
|------------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-------|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------|

[Em7]                 [D]                 [Am7]                                     
|----------------|---------------|----(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....--------|
|---------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|
|---------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|
|---------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|
|---------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|


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