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Champagne Supernova  Oasis

(Gallagher)
From the album "(What's the Story)Morning Glory?"
Tabbed by Fred Lidskog <swede@email.unc.edu>
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 guitarssimultaneously):
 
 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 G
Caught beneath the 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 highB------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.]

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