Blind Melon - Swallowed Chords & Tabs

 

Swallowed Chords & Tabs

Blind Melon Chords & Tabs

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Swallowed Tab

From: "Jose Christian"
Subject: b/blind_melon/swallowed.tab
Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 20:40:25 +0000

Song: Swallowed
Artist : Blind Melon
Album: Nico
Transcribed by: Jose Christian

Hey
This is one of my favourite songs in the world and so I've taken special
care to do this as accurate as possible. I'm a big Blind Melon fan and i was
a bit disappointed to see that there were no tabs for their better songs,
like Soup, Vernie, Wilt, St Andrew's Fall, and Pull...to name but a few.

This song is probably their most obscure song, which deals with Shanon's
drug abuse, and I think both the lyrics and instruments convey this message
efficiently. I personally feel that this song is one of their most beautiful
and most inspiring, filled with truly original guitar riffs and tempo. When
you put this together with Hoon's vocals you get one of Blind Melon's most
powerful songs

Like all of Blind Melon songs we are dealing with two guitars, which
interact with each other, sometimes blending together and then coming apart.
All I've written here is what sticks out the most, there is a complete
disregard for timing (I'm kind of new to this Tab thing) but if you just
give it a little bit of time you'll get it, and as for the
structure...you're gonna have to listen to the song cuz it's a bit weird and
complicated.... anyway...enjoy playing this song...it most certainly kicks
ass.


INTRO:

e----------------------------------3------------3------------3------------3-|
B-------------------------------2------------2------------2------------2----|
G---------------------------0------------0------------0------------0--------|
D--3---3---3---3---4---4----------------------------------------------------|
A--3---3---3---3---4---4----------------------------------------------------|
E--1---1---1---1---2---2----------------------------------------------------|


VERSE:
Riff:1
e----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----5----------------5---------------5-------------------------------|
A----------6--5--6--------6--5--3--------6--5--5-----------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------1---2---3----|

       " Come       down from the ceiling
       Oh, these pills were made for feeling "

e-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------5br---5br---5br---5br-----3----0------------|
D--------------3-----5--------------------------------------------------|
A-------/6--------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/b/blind_melon/swallowed_tab.html ]
        "Oh,                so                 divine "


Riff:2
e---------------3------------3------------3-------|
B---------2------------2------------2-------------|
G----0------------0------------0------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------|


NOTE: When you're playing the Chorus make sure that, after you've played the
last note (F), you go back to the beginning, BUT!!!! you play the second G.
So effectively, you would be playing

GGFGGFGGF (small riff) GFGGFGGF (small riff) GFGGFGGF ect ect. If you don't
you will get lost.

CHORUS:

e--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D----5----5----3----5----5----3----5----5----3-----------------------------|
A----5----5----3----5----5----3----5----5----3----------1-----1/3----------|
E----3----3----1----3----3----1----3----3----1----3--------------------1---|

                                                  "I've got a lump in my
throat"


e------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------|
G------------------------------------------|
D---5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-----------|
A------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------|


e------------3------------3------------3--------------3-------------|
B--------2------------2------------2--------------2-----------------|
G---0------------0------------0--------------0----------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|

The next bit is the best part of the song. It starts all heavy and anxious
and then it finishes all relaxed and cool, enjoy.

OUTRO:


e------------------------------0------------------0-------------|
B---------------------------------3-----3-----------3-----3-----|
G------------------------------------0-----------------0--------|
D---------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------3----3/5----------------------------------------|
E----3----5-----------------------------------------------------|


----------------------------------0---------------|
-----------------------------1h3------3--------1--|
-----------------------------------------------0--|
---0h2p0---------------------------------------2--|
------------3----0----3------------------------3--|
--------------------------------------------------|

That is all. Any changes or corrections are more than welcome and if anybody
has the tabs for any of the Blind Melon songs mentioned above...please
e-mail me at

el_jose187@lycos.co.uk
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