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Helter Skelter Chords & Tabs

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Helter Skelter Tab

   
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From: hertzberg@netcad.enet.dec.com (Marc Hertzberg  
Subject: TAB: Helter Skelter by The Beatles 
 
 
  Helter Skelter 
  (Lennon/McCartney) 
 
Intro: 
 
-|-----0--(repeat)-------------------------------------------------- 
-|--12\3--(repeat)-------------------------------------------------- 
-|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
-|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
-|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
-|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
           When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the 
 
-|-----0--(repeat)-------------------------------------------------- 
-|-----2--(repeat)-------------------------------------------------- 
-|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
-|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
-|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
-|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
    slide, where I stop and I turn and I go for a 
 
                                                  G            
-|-----0--(repeat)-------------------------------------------------- 
-|-----1--(repeat)-------------------------------------------------- 
-|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
-|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
-|------------------------------------------------5--5--6--6-------- 
-|------------------------------------------------3--3--3--3-------- 
    ride, till I get to the bottom and I see you again. 
 
                           E 
-|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
-|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
-|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
-|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
-|--5--5--6---------6------2--2--2--2--3\2--2--2--2----------------- 
-|--3--3--3---------3------0--0--0--0--1\0--0--0--0----------------- 
          Yeah yeah  yeah! 
 
 Chorus: 
            A 
-|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
-|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
-|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
-|----------2---2---4---4--5--4--2---------------------------------- 
-|----------0---0---0---0-----------5--4--2--0---------------------- 
-|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
    Well, Helter Skelter 
     E 
-|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
-|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
-|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
-|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
-|---2---2---4---4--5--4--2----------------------------------------- 
-|---0---0---0---0-----------5--4--2--0----------------------------- 
    Helter skelter 
     A                                    E 
-|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
-|--------------------------------------------5b(7)--3--5----------- 
-|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
-|---2---2---4---4--5--4--2----------------------------------------- 
-|---0---0---0---0-----------5--4--2--0----------------------------- 
-|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
    Helter skelter                        Yeah 
 
So much for verses and choruses.  The rest are pretty much the same, 
except that the rest of the verses hit the G chord a little sooner 
(at the beginning of the third line of the verse). 
 
Here's the guitar solo in the middle: 
 
    E                          A                      E 
-|----------------------7--7--15b(17)--15b(17)--b(17)15------------- 
-|----------------------0--0---------------------------------------- 
-|----------------------9--9---------------------------------------- 
-|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
-|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
-|------------------------------------------------------------------ 
    'Cos here she comes 
                                  A                                    E 
-|-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
-|--b(17)15b(17)15---------------13b(14)------------------b(17)15----------- 
-|------------------b(14)12---------------b(14)12b(14)12-----------12------- 
-|---------------------------14----------------------------------------14~-- 
-|-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
-|-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 
Later, there's a neat riff in one of the last verses.  I think it 
comes right after "will you won't you want me to make you" or something 
like that.  This is a cool riff with that looonnnng slide. 
 
-|--12--15b(17)--b(17)15--12------12---------------------------------------- 
-|----------------------------15------15\10-----10b(12)--b(12)10--8--------- 
-|-------------------------------------------9-----------------------7--9--- 
-|-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
-|-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
-|-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 


As the song fades into the first ending, there are some nice bend releases, 
while the lyrics repeat "coming down fast": 
 
-|--b(17)15------------------------------------------------------------ 
-|-----------b(17)15--------------------------------------------------- 
-|--------------------b(16)14------------------------------------------ 
-|-----------------------------b(14)12--------------------------------- 
-|--------------------------------------b(14)12------------------------ 
-|--------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 
Later, there's a whole lot of Hendrix-like guitar noise. 
 
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Tab Special Notations: 
----0----  play the open string ('fret zero') 
----5----  play fret five 
----5~---  play fret five with vibrato 
---5/7---  play fret five, slide up to fret seven 
---7\5---  play fret seven, slide down to fret five 
--7\5/7--  play fret seven, slide down to fret five, slide back up 
--8b(9)--  play fret eight, bend the string (at fret eight) to reach 
             the pitch of fret nine 
--b(9)8--  play fret eight already bent to the pitch of fret nine, 
             unbending until it reaches the normal pitch of fret eight 
----h7---  hammer-on to fret seven 
----p5---  pull-off to fret five 
---/7----  slide up to fret 7 (the starting fret of the slide is 
             undefined, judge by ear) 
---15\---  play fret 15, slide down (the ending fret of the slide is 
             undefined, judge by ear) 
---0h3---  play the open string and immediately hammer-on to fret 
             three 
---7p5---  play fret seven and immediately pull-off to fret five 
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