Oasis - The Hindu Times Chords & Tabs

 

The Hindu Times Chords & Tabs

Oasis Chords & Tabs

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The Hindu Times Tab

   
"The Hindu Times" by Oasis, from the album "Heathen Chemistry" (2002).
Tabbed by Medalion (medalionemissary@hotmail.com) Printed March 04, 2002.

Standard EADGBe tuning, no capo.

This is a GREAT new song by Oasis in awhile. It's "high" energy cocky Oasis rock n' roll of the old days!!!  The
song is a return to their rock n' roll roots.  The song gets a bit repetitive but never loses it's edge and the hook riff 
is pretty catchy.  The riff is a rock n' roll take on a hindu like riff.  There are subtle variations to this riff as you
will see from my tab... I had to be THOROUGH!!!  There are also alternatives to the riffs, whichever is easier for you to
play.

This is a very easy song to play, utilizing two guitars.  The lyrics were printed from hearing the song
over and over, as it is difficult to understand some of Liam's pronounciations as his voice is getting shot over the
years.  What can we say?  Cigarettes & Alcohol is the culprit! And I don't mean by singing the Oasis song...

I have been playing guitar for 1 year and 1 month approximately now.  This tab is already 100% correct, so there is 
probably no need for other "versions" I'm pretty confident.  I am a BIG Oasis fan, and as I write this tab, the album
"Heathen Chemistry" isn't out for another 3 months!  But you can play the new single yourself now.  Check it out! ;)

Chord Legend (fingering positions in the EADGBe string order)
************
B (x 2 4 4 4 0)
E (0 2 2 1 x x)
A (x 0 2 2 2 x)

Tab Key:
x = denotes "dead" or muted note, means don't play that string!
b = bend (7b8 means bend the string at the 7th fret to make approximately
   the note the string would make if played at the 8th fret with no bend)
r = release bend
h = hammer on
p = pull off
/ = slide down to the note
\ = slide up to the note
> = play string at specified fret and slide finger(s) down the string an
    unspecified distance
() = harmonics, (12) means lightly touch the string directly past the 12th
	fret then pick the string
~ = vibrato a.k.a. trill (vibrate note)

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FIRST riff:
   B                                    E E E E
G--8b9r8-----8b9-9h11-9-/8~---8b9r8------------
D--------9-9-------------------------9--7-7-7-7

				  B                E E E E
OR it can be played like this: B--4b5r4-------4b5--------- (alternative first riff)
			       G---------4-4-------4-2-2-2


SECOND riff:
   B
G--8b9r8-----8b9-9h11-9-/8
D--------9-9--------------
				  B
OR it can be played like this: B--4b5r4-------4b5-5h7-5-/4 (alternative second riff)
			       G---------4-4--------------

THIRD riff:
   B
G--8b9r8-----8b9----
D--------9-9-----9-9
				  B
OR it can be played like this: B--4b5r4-------4b5---- (alternative third riff)
			       G---------4-4------4-4
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/o/oasis/the_hindu_times_tab.html ]
B-Chord:
* ALL B-Chords in the verse, should be strummed like this, listen to song for timing
** the second time the B chord is played, pattern is strummed faster
e------------
B-4-4-4-4-4-4   
G-4-4-4-4-4-4     
D-4-4-4-4-4-4     
A-2-2-0-2-0-2 
E-x-x-x-x-x-x
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Intro: (First play B E without intro riff, then the second time B E is played, use the first riff at B)

B
I get up, when I'm down
		     E
I can't swim, but my soul won't drown
B
I do believe, I got flair
		   E
I got speed, and I walk on air
E                       A           B	  **SECOND RIFF**
Cuz God gave me soul in your rock n roll, babe
E		        A           B	  **SECOND RIFF**
Cuz God gave me soul in your rock n roll, babe
F#	             E                B  **THIRD RIFF**
And I get so high, I just can't feel it
F#                   E 	              B
And I get so high, I just can't feel it
A	       	         E 		     B
In and out my brain, and running through my day 
A	            E            B   **FIRST RIFF**
You're my sunshine, you're my rain

B
Day's are long, that shines on
               	     E
Shines on me, and it keeps me warm
B             
It gives me peace, I must say
		       E
I can't sleep, cuz the world won't wait
E                       A           B	  **SECOND RIFF**
Cuz God gave me soul in your rock n roll, babe 
E                       A           B	  **SECOND RIFF** 
Cuz God gave me soul in your rock n roll, babe 
F#                  E               B **THIRD RIFF**
And I get so high I just can't feel it 
F#                  E               B
And I get so high I just can't feel it
A             E	                   	    B
In and out my brain, and running through my day
A	      E                  B   **FIRST RIFF**
You're my sunshine, you're my rain

Interlude/Solo: (the bit under the B-chord here can also be played with the alternative second riff)		       
   E                              B			   
B--9b10r9------9b10-10h12-10-\9--------------------------
G---------9-9---------------------8b9r8-----8b9-9h11-9-\8
D---------------------------------------9-9--------------

   E			          B
B--9b10r9------9b10-10h12-10-\9--------------------------
G---------9-9---------------------8b9r8-----8b9-9h11-9-\8
E---------------------------------------9-9--------------

F#                  E               B **THIRD RIFF**
And I get so high I just can't feel it 
F#                  E               B **THIRD RIFF**
And I get so high I just can't feel it 
F#                  E               B
And I get so high I just can't feel it 
A             E		                    B
In and out my brain, and running through my day
A	     E                B   **FIRST RIFF** **FIRST RIFF** B...
You're my sunshine, you're my rain 
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