Alice In Chains - Rooster Chords & Tabs

 

Rooster Chords & Tabs

Alice In Chains Chords & Tabs

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Rooster Tab

   
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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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"Rooster," by Alice in Chains (written by Jerry Cantrell)
Tablature approximated to best of ability by Rob Goggins
(rob@praline.nrlssc.navy.mil)

There are two hard parts of this song. The first is to get the right 
tuning--it's what I call the "drop F#" tuning--lower the G string 1/2
step to an F#. Whew, that was easy. The other hard part is notated later.

In addition, Alice in Chains detunes everything by 1/2 step, so the 
actual tuning is (low freq to hi freq) Eb, Ab, Db, F, Bb, Eb. But I'm
going to pretend were using E, A, D, F#, B, E.  Here goes....


intro, verse:

        F#5     A5~Asus2
Eb- E  02-0----5--0--0-
Bb- B  02-0----5--0--0-
F-- F# 00-0----7--3--3-   repeat for duration of intro, 2 verses
Db- D  44-4----7--2--2-   (Ain't found a way....leads me to nowhere)
Ab- A  44-4----0--0--0-
Eb- E  02-0----|-------

pre-chorus:

B       Asus2   F#5             B      Asus2    
|-------0-------02-0----|-------|-------0-------
0-------0-------02-0----|-------0-------0-------
0-------3-------00-0----|-------0-------3-------
4-------2-------44-4----|-------4-------2-------
2-------0-------44-4----|-------2-------0-------
|-------|-------02-0----|-------|-------|-------
Here they come...               Yeah, here comes the Rooster...


chorus:

F#5     Asus2   F#5
02-0----0-------|--0----
02-0----0-------|--0----
00-0----3-------|--0---- repeated several times / with gusto
44-4----2-------|--4----
44-4----0---4320|--4----
02-0----|-------0--0----
   ^    ^          ^
   |    |          |
   |    CRUNCH!    OBCRUNCH!
   CRUNCH!
        You know he ain't gonna die...


"interlude riff":

F#5     E       F#5     Asus2
|-------|-------|-------|-------
|-------|-------|-------|-------
|-------|-------|-------|------- repeat 2 more times
|-------|-------|-------|-------
2124----4--2--4-1-------|-------
2--2----0-------|20-----|-------
                        ^
                        |
                       ********************************************
                       *This is the hardest part of the song...   *
                       *the guitar plays nothing here, even though*
                       *you ache to crunch out an Asus2!          *
                       ********************************************

Come out into another pre-chorus, chorus, verse, pre-chorus, chorus,
and then outro. Don't step on any mines while playing (even though
it'd be COOL!).


enjoy

  
!Don't worry--you can play major thirds & still go to hell.!
  
             Rob Goggins  rob@praline.nrlssc.navy.mil           
From: WLarmore@aol.com
Date: Sun, 11 Aug 1996 12:13:25 -0400


Here is the correct way to play this excellent song.  The other version is
terribly wrong.  You don't need any crazy alternate tunings besides the usual
1/2 step down.

Okay, here is the CORRECT way to play Rooster by Alice in Chains:


(As always, tune down 1/2 step!)

Intro:
     =

Guitar 1 (clean w/ chorus)     =


     F#  F#7add4         A   Aadd2

e----2-2-0---0-0-0-0--|--5-5-0---0-0-0-0-----
B----2-2-0---0-0-0-0--|--5-5-0---0-0-0-0-----
G----3-3-3---3-3-3-3--|--6-6-6---6-6-6-6-----
D----4-4-4---4-4-4-4--|--7-7-7---7-7-7-7-----   (Repeat a couple of times)
A----4-4-4---4-4-4-4--|--7-7-7---7-7-7-7-----
E----2-2-2---2-2-2-2--|--5-5-5---5-5-5-5-----


1st verse:

Guitar 1 repeats intro

Guitar 2 (w/ dist. & envelope filter) plays:

                           (fdbk)
e--------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----------|
B--------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----------|
G---6~~~~|~~~~~|~~~~~|~~~~~|~(6)~|~~~~~|~(6)~|~~~~~|~~~~~|~~~--------|
D--------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----------|
A--------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|---4--3--2-|
E--------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----------|

e-------------|--------|---------|--5~~~-------|--5------|-----------------
B-------------|--------|----7~~~~|---------5-7-|----7----|--(7)~~~---------
G-------------|--------|---------|--2~~~-------|--2------|-----------------
D-------4~~~~~|--------|--4------|---------2-4-|----4----|--(4)~~~---------
A-------------|--------|---------|-------------|---------|-----------------
E--5-2--------|---5~~~~|---------|-------------|---------|-----------------


Chorus:

(I'm getting lazy, so you'll have to figure out the strumming by yourself)
(It's not hard!)

   B   D                  F#7ADD4/E    F#     B/F#

e--7---10---X-X---         ---0--------2----------------------
B--7---10---X-X---         ---0--------2-------4--------------
G--8---11---X-X---         ---3--------3-------4--------------
D--9---12---X-X---         ---4--------4-------4--------------
A--9---12---X-X---         ---4--------4-------2--------------
E--7---10---------         ---0--------2-------2--------------


Then repeat the first B & D part, then this:

e--------0~~--|------------------|--------0~~---|-----5--(5)~~--------------
B--------0~~--|------------------|--------0~~---|-----5--(5)~~--------------
G--------3~~--|--2---------------|--------3~~---|--2--2--(2)~~--------------
D-----4--4~~--|--2---------------|--2-----4~~---|--2--2--(2)~~--------------
A--2--4--4~~--|--0--4~~-3~~-2~~--|--0--4--4~~---|--0--0--(0)~~--------------
E--0--2--2~~--|------------------|-----2--2~~---|---------------------------


Interlude:

e---------------|-------------|--------------|------------------------|----
B---------------|-------------|--------------|------------------------|----
G--4--3--4--4/6-|--6--4--4/6--|--3-----------|--4--3--4--4/6--6--6/9--|----
D---------------|-------------|-----4--2--2--|------------------------|----
A--2--1--2--2/4-|--4--2--2/4--|--1-----------|--2--1--2--2/6--4--4/7--|----
E---------------|-------------|-----2--0--0--|------------------------|----
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/a/alice_in_chains/rooster_tab_ver_3.html ]
e-----------------|------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------|------------------------------------------------------
G--9--9/11--9--11-|--14--11--9-------------------------------------------
D-----------------|------------------------------------------------------
A--7--7/9---7--9--|--12--9---7-------------------------------------------
E-----------------|------------------------------------------------------



2nd verse:

e----|-------|----|----------|------|--------|--14---------|----------------
B----|-------|----|--17--14--|--17--|--(17)--|--------17~~-|-14---14~~------
G----|-------|----|----------|------|--------|-----14------|-14-------------
D--4-|--(4)--|----|----------|------|--------|-------------|----17----------
A--4-|--(4)--|----|----------|------|--------|-------------|----------------
E--2-|--(2)--|----|----------|------|--------|-------------|----------------

e------------|-------------------------|----------------------------|--------
B--14'-------|-------------------------|----------------------------|----17~~
G--14'-------|-------14----------14----|-------14----16----14-16/18-|-18-----
D------16~~~-|-14-16----16-14-16----16-|-14-16----16----16----------|--------
A------------|-------------------------|----------------------------|--------
E------------|-------------------------|----------------------------|--------

Outro:
                           1/2             ALL BENDS 1/2
e--X--------|----|-16-17-16'`16--|-14------------------------------|----|-----
B----X------|----|---------------|-----16'`(16)-16'-16'-16'`(16)'--|-14-|-(14)
G------X----|----|---------------|---------------------------------|----|-----
D--------4--|----|---------------|---------------------------------|----|-----
A--------4--|----|---------------|---------------------------------|----|-----
E--------2--|----|---------------|---------------------------------|----|-----

and that's it...


        -Will




From: WLarmore@aol.com
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 1996 19:02:33 -0400

Okay, here is the CORRECT way to play Rooster by Alice in Chains:
=0D

(As always, tune down 1/2 step!)
=0D
Intro:
     =

Guitar 1 (clean w/ chorus)     =

=0D
     F#  F#7add4         A   Aadd2
=0D
e----2-2-0---0-0-0-0--|--5-5-0---0-0-0-0-----
B----2-2-0---0-0-0-0--|--5-5-0---0-0-0-0-----
G----3-3-3---3-3-3-3--|--6-6-6---6-6-6-6-----
D----4-4-4---4-4-4-4--|--7-7-7---7-7-7-7-----   (Repeat a couple of times)
A----4-4-4---4-4-4-4--|--7-7-7---7-7-7-7-----
E----2-2-2---2-2-2-2--|--5-5-5---5-5-5-5-----
=0D

1st verse:
=0D
Guitar 1 repeats intro
=0D
Guitar 2 (w/ dist. & envelope filter) plays:
=0D
                           (fdbk)
e--------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----------|
B--------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----------|
G---6~~~~|~~~~~|~~~~~|~~~~~|~(6)~|~~~~~|~(6)~|~~~~~|~~~~~|~~~--------|
D--------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----------|
A--------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|---4--3--2-|
E--------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----------|
=0D
e-------------|--------|---------|--5~~~-------|--5------|-----------------
B-------------|--------|----7~~~~|---------5-7-|----7----|--(7)~~~---------
G-------------|--------|---------|--2~~~-------|--2------|-----------------
D-------4~~~~~|--------|--4------|---------2-4-|----4----|--(4)~~~---------
A-------------|--------|---------|-------------|---------|-----------------
E--5-2--------|---5~~~~|---------|-------------|---------|-----------------
=0D


Chorus:
=0D
(I'm getting lazy, so you'll have to figure out the strumming by yourself=
=2E)
(It's not hard!)
=0D
   B   D                  F#7ADD4/E    F#     B/F#
=0D
e--7---10---X-X---         ---0--------2----------------------
B--7---10---X-X---         ---0--------2-------4--------------
G--8---11---X-X---         ---3--------3-------4--------------
D--9---12---X-X---         ---4--------4-------4--------------
A--9---12---X-X---         ---4--------4-------2--------------
E--7---10---------         ---0--------2-------2--------------
=0D

Then repeat the first B & D part, then this:
=0D
e--------0~~--|------------------|--------0~~---|-----5--(5)~~----------------
B--------0~~--|------------------|--------0~~---|-----5--(5)~~----------------
G--------3~~--|--2---------------|--------3~~---|--2--2--(2)~~----------------
D-----4--4~~--|--2---------------|--2-----4~~---|--2--2--(2)~~----------------
A--2--4--4~~--|--0--4~~-3~~-2~~--|--0--4--4~~---|--0--0--(0)~~----------------
E--0--2--2~~--|------------------|-----2--2~~---|---------------------------
=0D

Interlude:
=0D
e---------------|-------------|--------------|------------------------|----
B---------------|-------------|--------------|------------------------|----
G--4--3--4--4/6-|--6--4--4/6--|--3-----------|--4--3--4--4/6--6--6/9--|----
D---------------|-------------|-----4--2--2--|------------------------|----
A--2--1--2--2/4-|--4--2--2/4--|--1-----------|--2--1--2--2/6--4--4/7--|----
E---------------|-------------|-----2--0--0--|------------------------|----
=0D
e-----------------|------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------|------------------------------------------------------
G--9--9/11--9--11-|--14--11--9-------------------------------------------
D-----------------|------------------------------------------------------
A--7--7/9---7--9--|--12--9---7-------------------------------------------
E-----------------|------------------------------------------------------
=0D


2nd verse:

e----|-------|----|----------|------|--------|--14---------|----------------
B----|-------|----|--17--14--|--17--|--(17)--|--------17~~-|-14---14~~------
G----|-------|----|----------|------|--------|-----14------|-14-------------
D--4-|--(4)--|----|----------|------|--------|-------------|----17----------
A--4-|--(4)--|----|----------|------|--------|-------------|----------------
E--2-|--(2)--|----|----------|------|--------|-------------|----------------
=0D
e------------|-------------------------|----------------------------|--------
B--14'-------|-------------------------|----------------------------|----17~~
G--14'-------|-------14----------14----|-------14----16----14-16/18-|-18-----
D------16~~~-|-14-16----16-14-16----16-|-14-16----16----16----------|--------
A------------|-------------------------|----------------------------|--------
E------------|-------------------------|----------------------------|--------
=0D
Outro:
                           1/2             ALL BENDS 1/2
e--X--------|----|-16-17-16'`16--|-14------------------------------|----|-----
B----X------|----|---------------|-----16'`(16)-16'-16'-16'`(16)'--|-14-|-(14)
G------X----|----|---------------|---------------------------------|----|-----
D--------4--|----|---------------|---------------------------------|----|-----
A--------4--|----|---------------|---------------------------------|----|-----
E--------2--|----|---------------|---------------------------------|----|-----
=0D
and that's it...
=0D

        -Will

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