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CHERUB ROCK  Smashing Pumpkins

style="COLOR: #000000; FONT-SIZE: 11px;">[two versions - tbe first is tbe acoustic]
Tabbed by Brian McCall

CHERUB ROCK - acoustic rendition by Smashing Pumpkins
====== ==== written by William P. Corgan, Jr.

Intro. These are all muted strings and harmonics
in rhythm to the song. Just follow Billy...
I tab no rhythm or order for the intro, just
basic hints.

|---------(7)(7)---(12)----------------------
|-X--X-X--(7)(7)---(12)----------------------
|-X--X-X--(7)(7)---(12)----------------------
|-X--X-X--(7)(7)---(12)----------------------
|-X--X-X--(7)(7)---(12)----------------------
|-X--X-X--(7)(7)---(12)----------------------

^full hand
near 9th fret

|--------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------
|---9-9---9-9---9--9-9---9-9-9---------------
|---X-X---X-X---X--X-X---X-X-X---------------
|---7-7---7-7---7--7-7---7-7-7---------------
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------
|--------------------------------------------
|---9-9---9-9---9--9-9---9-9-9---------------
|---X-X---X-X---X--X-X---X-X-X---------------
|---6-6---6-6---6--6-6---6-6-6---------------
|---X-X---X-X---X--X-X---X-X-X---------------
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------
|--------------------------------------------
|---1212--1212--12-1212--121212--------------
|---X-X---X-X---X--X-X---X-X-X---------------
|---9-9---9-9---9--9-9---9-9-9---------------
|---X-X---X-X---X--X-X---X-X-X---------------
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------


*1

I tab this as I play it, with the low E always ringin'.
You, however, can choose not to play it, as in the elec
version, if you don't like it. I think it gives a fuller sound.
G1 (Billy)
|---------------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------------
|-119-X-X-13/14-X-13~~-X-X-119-X-X-119-X-X-
|-X----X-X-X-----X-X----X-X-X----X-X-X----X-X-
|-9-7-X-X-11/12-X-11~~-X-X-9-7-X-X-9-7-X-X-
|-0----0-0-0-----0-0----0-0-0----0-0-0----0-0-

G2 (James)
|---------------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------------
|-119-X-X-13/14-X-1313-X-X-119-X-X-119-X-X-
|-X----X-X-X-----X-X-X--X-X-X----X-X-X----X-X-
|-9-7-X-X-11/12-X-1111-X-X-9-7-X-X-9-7-X-X-
|-0----0-0-0-----0-0-0--0-0-0----0-0-0----0-0-

G1 *
|------------------------------------0--0------
|------------------------------------10-10-----
|-13/14-X-13~~-X-X-119-X-X-11--11-X-9--9--X-X-
|-X-----X-X----X-X-X----X-X-0---0--X-11-11-X-X-
|-11/12-X-11~~-X-X-9-7-X-X-9---9--X-0--0--X-X-
|-0-----0-0----0-0-0----0-0-10--10-0-9--9--0-0-

[G2]                                                                                         
|------------------------------------0--0------
|--------------------------(7)-(7)---2--2------
|-13/14-X-1313-X-X-119-X-X-7---7--X-2--2--X-X-
|-X-----X-X-X--X-X-X----X-X-7---7--X-2--2--X-X-
|-11/12-X-1111-X-X-9-7-X-X-5---5--X-0--0--X-X-
|-0-----0-0-0--0-0-0----0-0--------0-------0-0-

That's the basic verse riff. If you can play the
song elec, you can figure out the variations based
on what I've tabbed. The whole song and all the
changes of the above basic riff would be quite alot of
tab...
Pre-Chorus riff
[G1]                                                                                         
|---------0--0---------------------------------
|---------10-10--------------------------------
|-11-11-X-9--9--X-X-9--9-X-4--4--X-X-----------
|-0--0--X-11-11-X-X-X--X-X-0--0--X-X-----------
|-9--9--X-0--0--X-X-7--7-X-2--2--X-X-----------
|-10-10-0-9--9--0-0-8--8-X-3--3----------------

[G2]                                                                                         
|---------0--0------0--0---0-0-3---------------
|(7)(7)---2--2------1--1---0-0-3-X-X-----------
|-7--7--X-2--2--X-X-0--0-X-0-0-0-X-X-----------
|-7--7--X-2--2--X-X-2--2-X-0-0-0-X-X-----------
|-5--5--X-0--0--X-X-3--3-X-2-2-2-X-X-----------
|------------------------X-3-3-3---------------

Chorus riff
[G1]                                                                                        
|-0--0----0--0------0--0---0-0-3---------------
|-3--3----2--2------1--1---0-0-3-X-X-----------
|-2--2--X-2--2--X-X-0--0-X-0-0-0-X-X-----------
|-0--0--X-2--2--X-X-2--2-X-0-0-0-X-X-----------
|-0--0--X-0--0--X-X-3--3-X-2-2-2-X-X-----------
|------------------------X-3-3-3---------------

[G2]                                                                                        
|-0--0----0--0------0--0---0-0-3---------------
|-3--3----2--2------1--1---0-0-3-X-X-----------
|-2--2--X-2--2--X-X-0--0-X-0-0-0-X-X-----------
|-0--0--X-2--2--X-X-2--2-X-0-0-0-X-X-----------
|-0--0--X-0--0--X-X-3--3-X-2-2-2-X-X-----------
|------------------------X-3-3-3---------------

Again, if you know the elec (real) version, you can
pick out the changes so I'm not gonna tab every detail.
"Let me out" riff
[G1]                                                                                        
|---------------------------0---0---------------
|---------------------------10--10-X------------
|-13-----1313--13~----------9---9--X---------12-
|-X------X-X---X------12-12-11--11-X-10-1010-12-
|-11-----1111--11~----12-12-0---0--X-10-1010-10-
|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-10-10-9---9--0-8--8-8--10-

[G2]                                                                                        
|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0--0---0----0--0-0-----
|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-3--3--2---2--X-1--1-1--0--
|-1--1-1-1-1-1-1--1-1-2--2--2---2--X-0--0-0--0--
|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-0--0--2---2--X-2--2-2--0--
|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-0--0--0---0--X-3--3-3--2--
|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0------------------------3--

I didn't tab the solo...so improvise and repeat the
above licks like the recordings until the end.
[End]    Both Guitars
|-0---------------------------------------------
|-3----5--5-5-5---------------------------------
|-2----4--4-4-4---------------------------------
|-0----2--2-2-2---------------------------------
|-0----2--2-2-2---------------------------------
|------0--0-0-0....-----------------------------

CHERUB ROCK by Smashing Pumpkins - SOLO
Tabbed by Tom Parker
(w/ heavy distortion & flanger)
preB---R /B
|-----------------------(17)15-------|-------------19(21)--19----------|
|-/17--------------------------------|----17-19-17---------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|

(slow) A.H.
|-17-19-19-16-17-16----/B-----------|-/21(22)------------------------|
|------------------17-19(21)---------|-/-----------/14(15)------------|
|------------------------------------|-------------/------------------|
|------------------------------------|--------------/------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|

(very
|--/P-------------------slow)-------|---------------------------------|
|-15-12------------------/B---------|---------------------------------|
|-------13--11-9-11-13-11---(12)----|-11(12)/------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-------/12(14)-----------^^^^^^|
|-----------------------------------|-------/------11--9--7---9-----|
|-----------------------------------|-------/------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|^^---/B------------------9----11---|-11(12)--(12)11------------------|
|-9--9(10)--9------------------------|-----------------12--------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|

tell me all_________ of your se______crets
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^----------------|---/B-----^^^^^^^^^^^^----------|
|-12---------------------------------|--12(14)--12---------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|

cannot help but be________ lieve this is true
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---8---7-------------------------|
|------------------------------------|-----------------7---------------|
|------------------------------------|-------------------------9----7--|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|

tell me all_________ of your se______crets I
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|----/B-/R----------------------|
|------------------------------------|---7-(9)---7---------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|

know,I know, I know, I should have listened when I was told
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------(feedback one--|---------------------------------|

|-^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^-octave above)^|^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^|
|-7----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Who wants that ho______ney
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------(17)15-----------------------|-----S---------------------------|
|---------------14-------------------|--12-11--7----------------------|
|------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|--10--9--5----------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|

As long as there's some mo______ney so
|-------------/R--------------------|---/B--/R----------------------|
|-----------(17)15-------------------|--15(17)---15--------------------|
|--14----------------------14--------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Who wants that ho_____________
|-----P.H.-(one octave----15-14------|---------------------------------|
|---/B--/R---above)------------15--|---------------------------------|
|--14(16)---14-----------------------|--14-----------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|

ney Let me out
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---/B-^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^-(hold-w/-feedback until return to main riff)|
|--14(16)----------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|

-- Tom Parker (not Lynnette) - I'll have my own Internet account soon.
Really!
cherub rock -- smashing pumpkins
-----------

re-transcribed by chris carman (cecarman@miavx1.acs.muohio.edu)
thanks (in part) to Guitar World Magazine
I decided to re-tab my earlier cherub rock tab because, basically, it wasn't
very good. Anyways, here it is:
----12-12---12-12---12---12-12---12-12-12-----  repeat 6x,
----------------------------------------------  clean guitar,
-----9--9----9--9----9----9--9----9--9--9-----  straight eighths
----------------------------------------------  except for tie
-----7--7----7--7----7----7--7----7--7--7-----  where the space
--0-------0-------0------------0----------0---  is
-------------------------------------  4x with heavy dist.,
-------------------------------------  lots of guitar noise,
-----9-9---9-9---9---9-9---9-9-9-----  then play:
-------------------------------------
-----7-7---7-7---7---7-7---7-7-7-----
---0-----0-----0---------0-------0---
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----13-13---13-13---13---13-13---13-13-13-----
-----------------------------------------------
-----11-11---11-11---11---11-11---11-11-11-----
---0-------0-------0------------0----------0---
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----16-16---16-16---16---16-16---16----------
-----------------------------------x----------
-----14-14---14-14---14---14-14---14----------
---0-------0-------0------------0--x----------

then play Riff 1 twice:
vib.
------------------------------------
------------------------------------
--119-----13/14---13----119-------
------------------------------------
---97-----11/12---11-----97-------
-------0-0-------0----0-0-----0-0--- and then these two triad chords:
--------------------
--------------------
---2---2-x----------
---4---4-x--2---2---
---5---5-x--4---4---
------------5---5---

then Riff 1 once along with Riff 1a variation, just don't pull
off of the 9 on the A string and slide back up to the 11th like
this:
Riff 1a:---------------------|V
----------------------------|------------------------------
----------------------------|------------------------------
--119-----13/14---13----11-|-11/13-----13/14---13----11---
----------------------------|------------------------------
---97-----11/12---11-----9-|--9/11-----11/12---11-----9--  ...etc
-------0-0-------0----0-0---|-------0-0-------0----0-0-----

(see chords formations at the end of the file:)
[verse] 
Freak out, give in,
Doesn't [Dmaj]matter what you [Amaj]all believe in
Stay cool, and [Dmaj]be somebody's [Amaj]fool this year
'Cause they know who is [Dmaj]righteous what is [Amaj]bold
[C]  So I'm [G]told
[cborus] 
[D]Who [A]wants [C]hon[G]ey, as [D]long [A]as there's some [C]mon[G]ey
[D]Who [A]wants that [C]honey..
[verse] 
Hipsters unite, come [Dmaj]align for the big [Amaj]fight to rock for you
But beware all those [Dmaj]angels with their [Amaj]wings glued on
'Cause deep down we are [Dmaj]frightened and we are [Amaj]scared
[C]  If you don't [G]stare
[cborus] 
[bridge] 
[E]   [D5]Let me [Aii]out[C5] [G5/D]
[E]Let  [D5]let me [Aii]out[C5] [G5/D]
[E]Let  [D5]let me [Aii]out[C5] [G5/D]
[E]Let..[D5]let me [Aii]out....[C5] [G5/D]
Then play this riff, similar to the opening one:
------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------
----9-9---9-9---9---9-9---9-9-9-----13-13---13-13---13---13-
------------------------------------------------------------
----7-7---7-7---7---7-7---7-7-7-----11-11---11-11---11---11-
--0-----0-----0---------0-------0-0-------0-------0---------
------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------
-13---13-13-13-----16-16---16-16---16---16-16---16-16-16----
------------------------------------------------------------
-11---11-11-11-----14-14---14-14---14---14-14---14-14-14----
----0----------0-0-------0-------0------------0----------0--
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
---19-19---19-19---21---21-21----------
--------------------------------x-x--  into the guitar solo...
---17-17---17-17---19---19-19---x-x--
-0-------0-------0------------0-x-x--

Play these chords under the solo:
[Dmaj]     [-]  [Amaj]     [-]  [E]  [Dmaj]     [-]  [Amaj]     [-]  [E]  [Dmaj]     [-]  [Amaj]     [-]  [E]  [Dmaj]     [-]  [Amaj]     [-]  [C]  [-]  [G]  [D]  Tell me [A]all of your [C]sec[G]rets
[D]  Cannot [A]help but be[C]lieve [G]this is true
[D]  Tell me [A]all of your [C]sec[G]rets
I [D]know I know I [A]know, should have [C]listened when I was [G]told.
[cborus] 
The lead "weedle-a" guitar parts for "Tell me all.." are as follows:
vib.... vib. sustain,vib. sustain,vib.
---10(12)-b10-----------|---10b12--b10---------------------
------------------------|---------------------10------------
---------------12-11----|-----------------------------------
---------------------12-|-----------------------------------
------------------------|-----------------------------------
------------------------|-----------------------------------

vib. vib.
---10b12b10-----------------10b12b10-----10b12--b10---------
------------10-----------10----------10---------------------
----------------12-11---------------------------------------
----------------------12------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------

vib. slow bend feedback, vib.
---17b19--17--15p14-----------------------------------------
--------------------15-10------10b12--------10(12)---------
--------------------------------------------10(11)---------
---------------------------------------------10-------------
------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------

back into Riff 1 once, and Riff 1a seven times through the end.
play this through the end, after the riff has been played four
times... use 16th note strums, one measure on each chord except
for the end chord, which you can figure out by listening to the
song. hold guitar noise
------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------
--13---14---16---19---------1---1--x-----------
----------------------0-----2---2--x-----------
--11---12---14---17---0-----2---2--x-----------
--0----0----0----0----------0---0--------------

Chord formations:
   x[Dmaj]   xx     [Amaj]  xxx      [D]x xx     o[A]   x      [C]x xx      [G]x xx
IIIIII IIIIII 9-I*IIII 9-*II*II 7-I*IIII 2-I*IIII
III*II II*III *IIIII IIII*I *IIIII *IIIII
IIIIII IIIIII III*II II*III III*II III*II
II*III I*IIII 21 3 T 312 21 3 21 3
I*IIII *IIIII
    [431]         [431]       o [E]x xx      [D5] xxx    x[Aii]o xxx      [C5] xxx     [G5/D]   xx
11-I*IIII 10-*IIIII 11-II*III 8-*IIIII 10-**IIII
IIIIII IIIIII IIIIII IIIIII IIIIII
III*II I**III IIIIII I**III II**II
    [1]  [3]       [133]            [2]        [133]   [1133]There ya go.  If you have any questions, or would like to be added to the
Smashing Pumpkins guitar mailing list (unless you're already on it, which you
are if you receive this through the mail), then email me at my address. Later,
-Chris Carman
-cecarman@miavx1.acs.muohio.edu
---eof---

I haven't heard the accoustic version but i think that the following is
close to the version from the CD. . .
intro:
e------------------------------------||---------------------------------

[-----]                                                                                        
b------------------------------------||---------------------------------

[-----]                                                                                        
g---9-9---9-9---9-----9-9---9-9-9----||-13-13---13-13---13--13-13--13-13

[-13--]                                                                                        
d------------------------------------||---------------------------------

[-----]                                                                                        
a---7-7---7-7---7-----7-7---7-7-7----||-11-11---11-11---11--11-11--11-11

[-11--]                                                                                        
e-0-----0-----0-----------0--------0-||0-------0------0-----------0-----

---0-
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
e--------------------------------------------||-------------------------
----------||
b--------------------------------------------||-------------------------
----------||
g--16-16---16-16----16---16-16----16-16-16---||119------1314---13-----
119------||
d--------------------------------------------||-------------------------
----------||
a--14-14---14-14----14---14-14----14-14-14---||-97------1112---11-----
-97------||
e-0------0--------0------------0-----------0-||------0-0-------0-----0-0
------0-0-||

Repeat the first bar. The next two bars lead into the verses.
The verses use the last bar (repeated twice) and then D and A for 2
beats each.
The chorus goes something like:
   [D]   [A]   [C]   [G]  The bridge is
E D (D5?) A C G/D(D5?)
I think that's most of it. you might try moving ther chords up and down
the neck. I've never seen it played live so i'm really not sure how
billy corgan does it.
Nothing fancy, but it works.
Neil Mardis
Augustana College
Rock Island, IL

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