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Champagne Supernova  Oasis

Date: Sun, 7 Apr 1996 03:29:12 -0400 (EDT)
From: Justin Kunz
Subject: TAB: "Champagne Supernova" by Oasis
CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA by OASIS
Taken from the album WHATS THE STORY MORNING GLORY?
Written by NOEL GALLAGHER
Tabbed out by JUSTIN KUNZ
E-mail me at KUNJUST@LYCOMING.EDU
Oasis is getting up there as one of my favorite bands, if not already.
This video is amazing, and what is even more amazing (and better too!) is
that they (meaning the editors, not Oasis) didn't cut any of it out.
Although there are a bunch of different riffs to remember, I find
locating proper ocean noise for the beginning is the toughest part of the
song.
I figured I might as well do the whole thing because I love the song so
much. The only real tab of this is under the Morning Glory album thing,
and it isn't too extensive. Ok here we go.
LIST O' COMMANDS
~= let ring
[]= around number denotes harmonics
hb= half bend
b= full bend
h= hammer on
p= pick off
s= slide
stf= slide to fade... slide back down the fret as you let the sound fade
 
 e -------------------------------------------------------------------
 B ----------[12]-------10~-------10hb-------------10-12-10---10------
 G ------9~---------9h11~----9-11------9h11p9--9-11---------11--9-----
 D -9s11--------------------------------------------------------------
 A -------------------------------------------------------------------
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------

0:03 0:07
 
 e -------------------------------------------------------------------
 B -----10------10--10h12p10--------10-----10-----10~-----------------
 G -9-11----9-11------------11--9-11---9-11---9-11---9stf------------
 D ------------------------------------------------------------7----7-
 A ---------------------------------------------------------7h9--7h9--
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------

0:14 0:21
 
 e -------------------------------------------------------------------
 B ------10-----10~---------------------------------------------------
 G --9-11---9-11----9stf----------------9~-----9~---------------------
 D ---------------------------7-----9s11---11s9---7~~~~---------------
 A ------------------------7h9----------------------------------------
 E -------------------------------------------------------------------

OK TAKE NOTE OF THIS: they love to do these little fills here and there:
 
 B -------10---
 G --9-11------ X3

It's the 9-11-10 thing they use in those above lead parts. They toss
some of those fills in at 0:43, 0:57, and 1:09. The only difference is
they don't fade like they did in the beginning.
[A]How many special people change?
[G]How many lives are living strange?
[F#m]Where were you while we were getting hig[E]h?
[A]Slowly walking down the hall
[G]Faster than a cannonball
[F#m]Where were you while we were getting hig[E]h?
Some day you will [A]find me
Caught beneath a l[G]andslide
In a cha[F#m]mpagne supernova in the [E]sky
Some day you will [A]find me
Caught beneath a l[G]andslide
In a cha[F#m]mpage supernova, a cha[E]mpage supernova in the sk[A]y
(Play that riff over this)
 
 e ------------------------------------------------------------------
 B --------------11--------------------------------------------------
 G -9h11p9---9-10---9h11~p9----------------------9~~~----------------
 D ------------------------------7--7h9p9----------------------------
 A ---------------------------7-9----------9-7-----------------------
 E ------------------------------------------------------------------

(1:23)
[A]Wake up the dawn and ask me why
[G]A dreamer dreams she never dies
[F#m]Wipe that tear away now from your [E]eye
[A]Slowly walking down the hall
[G]Faster than a cannonball
[F#m]Where you while we were getting [E]high?
Some day you will [A]find me
Caught beneath a l[G]andslide
In a cha[F#m]mpagne supernova in the [E]sky
Some day you will [A]find me
Caught beneath a l[G]andslide
In a cha[F#m]mpagne supernova, a cha[E]mpagne supernova in the s[A]ky
Cos [G]people believe, that they're gonna get away from the su[A]mmer
But [G]you and I, we live and die
The [D/F#]world's still spinning round, We don't know [E]why, why, why....
(Play this over the beginning chords)
 
 e --------------------------------------------------------------
 B -12b-10--10------------10-12-12b-10--10-----------10-12-12b---
 G -------11--11------9-11------------11--11-----9-11------------
 D --------------9-11-----------------------9-11-----------------
 A --------------------------------------------------------------
 E --------------------------------------------------------------

(3:05)
 
 e ------------------------------12~---------------
 B -10--10------------10-12-12s14~-----------------
 G ---11--11-----9-11------------------------------
 D ----------9-11----------------------------------
 A ------------------------------------------------
 E ------------------------------------------------

NOTE: The second verse uses this little thing instead of the 9-11-10 riff
from above. Just listen to the CD, they toss in one of these two riffs
every so often like they did with the 9-11-10:
 
 D -----7-- AND G -------9-----9--
 A -7-9---- D --9s11---11s9---

[A]How many special people change?
[G]How many lives are living strange?
[F#m]Where were you while we were getting [E]high?
[A]Slowly walking down the hall
[G]Faster than a cannonball
[F#m]Where were you while we were getting [E]high?
Some day you will f[A]ind me
Caught beneath the l[G]andslide
In a cha[F#m]mpagne supernova in the [E]sky
Some day you will [A]find me
Caught beneath the l[G]andslide
In a cha[F#m]mpagne supernova, a ch[E]ampagne supernova in the s[A]ky
[G]Cos people believe that they're gonna get away from the [A]summer
But you and [G]I, we live and die
The [D#/F]world's still spinning round, we don't know [E]why, why, why....
(Then over the bridge, the chords and counts go like this:)
[A] [A] [G] [G] [D/F#] [D/F#] [F] [G] 
[A] [A] [G] [G] [D/F#] [D/F#] [F] [G] 
[A] [A] [G] [G] [D/F#] [D/F#] [F] [G] 
[A] [A] [G] [G] [D/F#] [D/F#] [F] [G] 
[F] [G] [F] [G] [A] [A] [G] [G] 
F#m F#m.......(then you are back into that beginning riff)
(If you think I'm gonna tab the 4 or 5 guitars over that noise/distortion
bridge, you wrong)
[A]How many special people change?
[G]How many lives are living strange?
[F#m]Where were you while we were getting [E]high?
We were getting [A]high?
We were getting [G]high?
We were getting [F#m]high?
We were getting [E]high?
We were getting [A]high?
We were getting [G]high?
We were getting [F#m]high?
We were getting [E]high?
We were getting [A]high (to fade out)
 
 e -----------------------------------------------------------------
 B -----------------------------------------------------------------
 G -----------------------------------------------------------------
 D -9b--7-----7-7---9b--7--7-9-7-7--9b~~~(hold)--9~~~(release)-7----
 A -------7-9-------------------------------------------------------
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------

(6:45)
 
 e -------------------------------------------------------------
 B -------------------------------------------------------------
 G -------------------------------------------------------------
 D --7-----7~-------------------------------9b~~~~~~--------------
 A ----7-9---7~-9-7---------7h9-----7h9~-------------------------
 E -------------------------------------------------------------

(7:02) (7:09) (7:12) (7:16)
Play little drummer boy, finish up the song, then tell me what you think:
I'm Justin Kunz! Reach me at kunjust@lycoming.edu
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 1997 14:29:22 -0500 (EST)
From: Fred Lidskog
Subject: TAB: Champagne Supernova by Oasis
"Champagne Supernova", written by Noel Gallagher, performed by Oasis.
Song can be found on the album "(What's the Story) Morning Glory?" and
has been released in the U.S. as a single.
Note: There's a whole lot of stuff going on in this song (including 3
guitars), so I've tried to transcribe everything. The 1st guitar
(Bonehead) is acoustic-sounding during all verses and the 1st chorus and
plays with distortion only during the 2nd & 3rd choruses, the bridges, and
musical interlude. The second guitar (Noel) plays the intro solo and the
fills during all the verses and pre-choruses with a muffled effect, and
plays little solo parts with a dirty-sounding distortion. The 3rd guitar
(Paul Weller, I believe) steps in with a cleaner but heavier distortion to
play the guitar solo during the musical interlude.
Chords used:
EADGBe
Asus2 (x02200) [NOTE: will be listed a #1 for sbort in solo parts]
Asus2/G (3x2200) [" " " #2 ]
Asus2/F# (2x2200) [ #3 ]
Asus2/E (0x2200) [ #4 ]
A (x02220) [" " " #1b ]
G (3x0033) [" " " #2b ]
F#m6 (2x022x) [" " " #3b ]
E (022100)
G2 (355433) [" " " #5b ]
[A2]D [(577655)](xx0232)
F2 (133211) [" " " #4b ]
Tab for the chord progression used throughout each verse and the first
chorus:
[Asus2] [Asus2/G] [Asus2/F#] [Asus2/E]  
 
 e-----0-0-0---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--0-0--
 G-----2-2-2---2--2-2----2-2-2---2--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----2-2-2---2--2-2----2-2-2---2--2-2--
 A--0--------0---------------------------------------------------------------
 E--------------------3--------3--------2--------2--------0--------0---------

[NOTE: Use this rythym and chord progression when playing all verses and
the first chorus]
Tab Key:
s = slide
/ = long downward slide
b = bend (5b6 means bend the string at the 5th fret to make the note the
string would make at the 6th fret with no bend)
r = release bend
(H) = harmonic
h = hammer on
p = pull off
^ = let note ring while making the note "vibrate"
In the following places where "Riff 1" is listed, play this:
[G2]  
 
 B------10------10------10------10-------10------10------10------10--
 G-9h11----9h11----9h11----9h11-----9h11----9h11----9h11----9h11-----

Here's "Riff 2":
[G2] [D]  
 
 B------10------10------10------10h12p10----------10------10-----10---
 G-9h11----9h11----9h11----9h11----------11--9h11----9h11---9h11------

[E]  
 
 B------10h12p10-----------10------10------10------10------10------10------10-
 G-9h11----------11---9h11----9h11----9h11----9h11----9h11----9h11----9h11----

And the now-famous "Riff 3" (played by 2 different guitars
simultaneously):
 
 e--------------------------------------------------
 B-12b13r12--10----10-------------------10---12p10--
 guitar G--------------11------11---------9h11------------- (play this 3

A-------------------------12----------------------- E-------------------------------------------------- e-------------------------------------------------- B---------------------------------------2----4p2--- guitar G---4b5r4----2-----2--------------2h4-------------- (play 3 times)
A--------------------------0----------------------- E--------------------------------------------------
then, after the 3rd time:
 
 e------------------------
 B------5-hold---------3--
 guitar G--4s6------------2s4----

A------------------------ E------------------------ e-------12-hold---------- B-12s14------------------ guitar G------------------------
A------------------------ E------------------------
Intro (Lead guitar w/ muffled effect)
[-----]CHORD# #1 #2 #3
 
 e-----------------------------------------------------------------------12(H)-
 B----------12(H)-------10---------10-------------------10--12-10-----10-------
 G-------9--------9h11-------9h11------9h11--9-----9-11------------11----------
 D-9s11------------------------------------------------------------------------
 A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

[#4] [#1] [#2]  
 
 e----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 B---------10------10---10h12p10----------10------10------10------------------
 G----9h11----9h11---------------11--9h11----9h11----9h11----11/--2--------2--
 D---------------------------------------------------------------------2h4----
 A----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E----------------------------------------------------------------------------

[#3] [#4] [#1]  
 
 e--------------------------------------------------------------
 B-------------10------10---------------------------5------3----
 G--------9h11----9h11----11/-2-----------2-----4s6----2s4----2-
 D-2h4-------------------------------2h4------------------------
 A--------------------------------------------------------------
 E--------------------------------------------------------------

Verse 1
 
 -------

[Asus2]How many special people change
[Asus2/G]How many lives are living strange
[Asus2/F#]Where were you while we were geting hi[Asus2/E]gh
 
 G--------------2-----2-----2----
 D----------2h4---2h4---2h4-------

Verse 2
 
 -------

Slowly walking down the hall
Faster than a cannonball
Where were you while we were getting high
1st Chorus
 
 ----------

Someday you will [Asus2]find me
 
 G-----2-----2-----2----
 D-2h4---2h4---2h4------

caught beneath the [Asus2/G]landslide
in a [Asus2/F#]champagne supernova in the [Asus2/E]sky
Someday you will [Asus2]find me
 
 G-----2-----2-----2---
 D-2h4---2h4---2h4-----

caught beneath the [Asus2/G]landslide
In a [Asus2/F#]champagne supernova, a [Asus2/E]champagne supernova in the
 
 B---------10----10----
 G----------9h11--9----

[#1]sky [#2] [#3] [#4]
 
 e----------------------------------------------------------------------
 B--------10---------------------------------------------------10--10/--
 G---9h11----9h11-9-----------2--2h4p2-------------2------------9---9/--
 D-------------------2----2h4-----------2h4----2h4----2h4--2------------
 A----------------------------------------------------------------------
 E----------------------------------------------------------------------

Verse 3
 
 -------

Wake up at dawn and ask her why
 
 G----------------------2h4--
 D-----------------2h4-------

A dreamer dreams, she never dies
 
 G-2-------------------------2-------
 D----------------------2h4-----2h4--

Wipe that tear away now from your eye
 
 B-------------------------------------5------3-----
 G-----------------2---------------4s6----2s4----2--
 D------------2h4-----2h4--2------------------------

Slowly walking down the hall
 
 G----------------------2------
 D-----------------2h4---------

Faster than a cannonball
 
 G-----------------2----------
 D------------2h4-----2h4--2--

[Asus2/F#]Where were you while we were getting h[E]igh
2nd Chorus
 
 ----------

Someday you will [A]find me
caught beneath the [G]landslide
in a [F#m6]champagne supernova in the [E]sky
Someday you will [A]find me
Caught beneath the [G]landslide
In a [F#m6]champagne supernova, a [E]champagne supernova
Bridge
 
 ------

Cos [G2]people believe that they're gonna get away for the
 
 B---------------------------------------------------
 G---(RIFF #1)---------------------------------------

su[A2]mmer
 
 e--------------------------------------------------------------
 B--------------------------------------------------------------
 G-------------2-2--------2-2--4b5-b5-b5-b4.5--b4.5r4--2-----2--
 D--------2h4--------2h4----------------------------------4-----
 A--------------------------------------------------------------
 E--------------------------------------------------------------

But [G2]you and I, we live and die, the [D]world's still spinning round
 
 B---------------------------------------------------------------
 G---(RIFF #2)---------------------------------------------------

We don't know [E]why............why, why, why, why
 
 B------------------------------------------------------
 G---(CONTINUE RIFF #2)---------------------------------

[#1] [#2] [#3] [#4] 
 
 B---------5------------5-------------5------------5------
 G-----4s6----------4s6-----------4s6----------4s6--------

[PLAY RIFF #3 BERE] 
Verse
[-----]How many special people change
 
 G-------------------------2h4-2---
 D---------------------2h4---------

How many lives are living strange
 
 G------------------------2------
 D--------------------2h4---2h4--

Where were you while we were getting high
 
 B-----------------------------------------------5--
 G----------------------2--------------------4s6----
 D-----------------2h4-----2h4-2-------------------

Slowly walking down the hall
 
 G------------------2h4----------
 D--------------2h4-----2h4-2h4--

Faster than a cannonball
 
 G------------2h4----------
 D--------2h4-----2h4-2h4--

[Asus2/F#]Where were you while we were getting [E]high
[Use cbords for 2nd Cborus] 
Someday you will find me
Caught beneath the landslide
In a champagne supernova in the sky
Someday you will find me
Caught beneath the landslide
In a champagne supernova, a champagne supernova
Cos [G2]people believe that they're gonna get away for the
(PLAY RIFF #1)
[A2]summer
 
 e----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 B-------------------------------------------------5--------------------------
 G-----4b5--b5r4--2-----2----4--2--4--2-----2--4b6---b5r4-2---2-2--4--2--4--2-
 D-------------------4-------------------4------------------4-----------------
 A----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E----------------------------------------------------------------------------

But [G]you and I, We live and die, the [D]world's still spinning round
(RIFF #2)
We don't know [E]why......why, why, why, why
(CONTINUE RIFF #2)
Musical interlude and guitar solo
 
 ---------------------------------

Noel's Solo (w/ dirty distortion sound):
[#1b] [#2b]  
 
 e------------------------------------------------------5-----------------
 B--8------8------8------8------------------------------------------------
 G--7b8r7--7b8r7--7b8r7--7b8r7--5---------5---5--7--7b9---b9r7--5--7--5---
 D--------------------------------7---5h7---7---------------------------7-
 A------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E------------------------------------------------------------------------

[#3b] [#4b] [#5b]  
 
 e-----------------------------------------------
 B------5---5-----5--5---------------------------
 G------5---5-----5--5---------------------------
 D--5h7---7---7---------7--------5---5-----------
 A---------------------------5s7---7---7-5-------
 E-----------------------------------------8-5---

Paul Weller steps in (w/ cleaner, heavier distortion sound):
[#1b] [#2b]  
 
 e--------------------------------------------------------------------
 B-13--10--13b13.5----10------10---10b12r10------10^^^-----10--8--10--
 G------------------------12-----------------12-----------------------
 D--------------------------------------------------------------------
 A--------------------------------------------------------------------
 E--------------------------------------------------------------------

[#3b] [#4b] [#5b] [#1b]  
 
 e-----------------------------15--17---20b22--20-17----17----17---------
 B-10b12r10---8-10^^^------17------------------------20----20----20b22---
 G-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

[#2b] [#3b]  
 
 e---17-20-20b22r20--17--20--17---15--15--17--15-------------------------------
 B------------------------------------------------17--17--17--17s15--15--15s12-
 G-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 D-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

[#4b] [#5b] [#1b]  
 
 e----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 B-12--13--12--10--10---------8--10---------8--10---13p10----8h10----8h10-10--
 G-------------------------9-------------9------------------------------------
 D----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 A----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E----------------------------------------------------------------------------

[#2b] [#3b] [#4b] [#5b] [#4b]  
 
 e--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 B--8h10----8h10--8--10b12r10--8h10----8h10--------8-10--13b15--13-10-13-10-
 G-----------------------------------------------9--------------------------
 D--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 A--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E--------------------------------------------------------------------------

[#5b] [#4b] [#5b] [Asus2]  
 
 e-------------------------------------------------
 B----13--15--13------------13--15--13b13.5--------
 G----------------14^^^^---------------------14^^^-
 D-------------------------------------------------
 A-------------------------------------------------
 E-------------------------------------------------

And back to Noel (dirty sound):
[#2] [#3] [#4]  
 
 e-----------------------------------------------------------
 B-----------------------------------------------------------
 G-4b5.5r4--2--------2--4b5r4--2-------------------2---------
 D--------------2h4---------------4-----------2h4-----2h4----
 A-----------------------------------------------------------
 E-----------------------------------------------------------

(PLAY RIFF #3)
How many special people change
 
 B--------------------------------5-----
 G----------------------------4s6----2--

How many lives are living strange
 
 G-----------------------2--2h4p2-----
 D------------------2h4-----------2h4-

Where were you while we were getting high
 
 G----------------------------2----------
 D-----------------------2h4-----2h4--2--

We were getting high
 
 B-------10--10h12p10-----------
 G-9h11----------------9h11-9---

We were getting high
 
 B-------10----------------
 G--9h11-------------------

We were getting high
 
 B-------10--------------
 G--9h11----9h11---------

We were getting high
 
 B-------10--10h12p10-------10-
 G--9h11---------------9h11----

We were getting high
 
 B------10--10h12p10-------------
 G-9h11---------------9h11--9----

We were getting high
 
 e-----------0-----------
 B-------3s5-------------

We were getting high
 
 G--7-6----7-6----7-6-----
 D------7------7------7---

We were getting high
 
 B---------------------2--
 G----------------2h4-----

[GO THROUGH VERSE CHORD PROGRESSION AGAIN, WITH THIS LITTLE FILL IN THE
BACKGROUND:
 
 G-7-6----7-6----7-6----(repeat a bunch of times)
 D-----7------7------7-- 

THEN: (this little solo played with a muffled effect)
F2 G2 Asus2 (only snare drum &
harmonica heard)
 
 e--------------------------------------------------------------------
 B--------------------------------------------------------------------
 G-4b5--4--2-------2-2----4b5r4--2----2h4--2--2---4b6-(let-note-ring)-
 D-------------2h4----------------------------------------------------
 A--------------------------------------------------------------------
 E--------------------------------------------------------------------

acoustic: Fmaj7 G Asus2
 
 e-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 B-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 G-(until)-b6r4--2-----------2--------------------------------2-----4b6----
 D-------------------5--2h4-----2h4--2--------2h4--------2h4---------------
 A--------------------------------------0----------------------------------
 E-------------------------------------------------------------------------

[NOTE: When trying to learn the guitar solo, I would suggest listening to
the song and learning exactly when the soloing guitar plays which notes
relative to when the rhythym guitar changes chords. Then, follow along
with this transcription to hear the rhythym of the fills and the riffs
during the solo relative to the chord changes.]
Questions, comments, requests, corrections to swede@email.unc.edu

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