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Tabbed by Brian McCall 

BULLET WITH BUTTERFLY WINGS - by Smashing Pumpkins as
====== ==== ========= =====   performed at the Double Door

All guitars tuned Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb, Eb

"The world is a vampire..."

*1

G1 and G2 mid/light distortion

|---------------------------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------------------------
|-4-4-4-4-(4)----------2-2-2-2----------------------------
|-4-4-4-4--5--2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2----------------------------
|-2-2-0-2--5--2--2-2-2-0-0-0-0----------------------------
|----------3--0--0-0-0------------------------------------
                              ^repeat

*2
                          <   <
|---------------------------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------------------------
|-4-4-4-------------------2---2---------------------------
|-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-------------------------
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-------------------------
|-------0-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3---------------------------------
                                 ^repeat
                          ^ that little "
Chorus ends with:

|---------------------------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------------------------
|-------------2-------------------------------------------
|-2---5---4---2-------------------------------------------
|-2---5---4---0-------------------------------------------
|-0---3---2-----------------------------------------------
                ^repeated several times after second chorus
back to *1...

End riff
(similar to *3)

|---------------------------------------------------------
|---------3-----------------------------------------------
|-4-------2-X-2-------------------------------------------
|-4-X-5---0-X-2-------------------------------------------
|-2-X-5---0-X-0-------------------------------------------
|-----3---------------------------------------------------
              add rhythm there as appropriate...

I guess that since the song's not widely released I should have
been more thorough and specific, but y'all will hear it soon and
know how it goes.  And you know how I hate to tab out all those
rhythm strumms (ie. the end riff)...sorry.


From: Rooptroop@aol.com
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 1995 21:54:15 -0500
Subject: BUllet with butterfly wings by Smashing Pumkins

okay this is how i figured out how to play what be the bst pumkins song out
there
so it goes like this

all guitaras tuned in Eflat

he says "THe world is a vampire"
g--------------------
d--------------------
a2-2-0-2----------
e----------3-0------

do that about 6 times then you go 

g------
d-------
a-------
e0-3-3


then the chorus ("dispite all my rage...)

g---------------------------
d----------------------------
a2-2-0-----5-55----------
e-------3-33-----555-0-3

repeat first part 
then second time on chorus

g----------------------------------------
d-----------------------------------------
a2-2-0------5-55----------------------
e-------3-33------555-000-3-333-5

and the bridge goes like so

g--------------
d---------------
a-----2-------5
e333---555--

and you end it on the chorus but on the last note it's a 2 on the e string
like so

g-----------------------------
d----------------------------
a2-20------5-55-
e------3-33------5-55--3-2

that's it 
tabbed by Jon Roop 
any comments, questions, or corrections just e-mail me
I also know a hell of alot of Nirvana if you want them posted just mail me
too


Date: Tue, 13 Feb 1996 11:59:18 +0100
From: arnaudb@crit2.univ-montp2.fr (etudiant montpellier II)
Subject: bullet with the butterfly wings tab from smashing pumkins


BULLET WITH BUTTERFLY WINGS - by Smashing Pumpkins as
====== ==== ========= =====   performed at the Double Door

All guitars tuned Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb, Eb

"The world is a vampire..."

*1

G1 and G2 mid/light distortion

|---------------------------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------------------------
|-4-4-4-4-(4)----------2-2-2-2----------------------------
|-4-4-4-4--5--2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2----------------------------
|-2-2-0-2--5--2--2-2-2-0-0-0-0----------------------------
|----------3--0--0-0-0------------------------------------
                              ^repeat

*2
                          <   <
|---------------------------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------------------------
|-4-4-4-------------------2---2---------------------------
|-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-------------------------
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-------------------------
|-------0-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3---------------------------------
                                 ^repeat
                          ^ that little "
Chorus ends with:

|---------------------------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------------------------
|-------------2-------------------------------------------
|-2---5---4---2-------------------------------------------
|-2---5---4---0-------------------------------------------
|-0---3---2-----------------------------------------------
                ^repeated several times after second chorus
back to *1...

End riff
(similar to *3)

|---------------------------------------------------------
|---------3-----------------------------------------------
|-4-------2-X-2-------------------------------------------
|-4-X-5---0-X-2-------------------------------------------
|-2-X-5---0-X-0-------------------------------------------
|-----3---------------------------------------------------
              add rhythm there as appropriate...

I guess that since the song's not widely released I should have
been more thorough and specific, but y'all will hear it soon and
know how it goes.  And you know how I hate to tab out all those
rhythm strumms (ie. the end riff)...sorry.


From: Rooptroop@aol.com
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 1995 21:54:15 -0500
Subject: BUllet with butterfly wings by Smashing Pumkins

okay this is how i figured out how to play what be the bst pumkins song out
there
so it goes like this

all guitaras tuned in Eflat

he says "THe world is a vampire"
g--------------------
d--------------------
a2-2-0-2----------
e----------3-0------

do that about 6 times then you go 

g------
d-------
a-------
e0-3-3


then the chorus ("dispite all my rage...)

g---------------------------
d----------------------------
a2-2-0-----5-55----------
e-------3-33-----555-0-3

repeat first part 
then second time on chorus

g----------------------------------------
d-----------------------------------------
a2-2-0------5-55----------------------
e-------3-33------555-000-3-333-5

and the bridge goes like so

g--------------
d---------------
a-----2-------5
e333---555--

and you end it on the chorus but on the last note it's a 2 on the e string
like so

g-----------------------------
d----------------------------
a2-20------5-55-
e------3-33------5-55--3-2

that's it 
tabbed by Jon Roop 


Date: Wed Nov 27 12:39:57 1996
From: lgm01@students.stir.ac.uk
Subject: 

I know that there is already a tab of this, but it really doesn't stand up to 
the song itself. Here is my version........(it should look ok once in notepad)

Bullet with Butterfly Wings

A pumpkin song with a kick and a wah!!
Excuse any mistakes as there is no guitar to refer to in the room de la 
computers..
Tune to Eb if you are not there already and if you drop "D" and place a 
capo on the first fret, then you deserve never to watch Jackie Chan or
the 
pumpkins until you have been reprised. 

Figure out own rythm and number of strokes all the way. It ain't that
hard!

The World is a vampire....x?.   Before Meaty distortion!

|---------------------------|    |-----2-2-|
|---------------------------|    |-----3-3-|
|--4-4-4-4-4-4-------4-4-4--|    |-----2-2-|
|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|    |-0-0-----|
|--2-2-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0--|    |-2-2-----|
|--------3-3-3-0-0-0--------|    |-3-3-----|


|---------3--3-3--3-3----------------------|    Figure out yer own 
|---------3--3-3--2-2---0-0----------------|    Rythmn as well as how
|-4-4-4-4-0--0-0--3-3---2-2--0-0-----------|    to spell it! 
|-4-4-4-4-0--0-0--0-----2-2--2-2-----------|    Tons of G`s though!
|-2-2-2-0-2--2-2------0-0-0--2-2---2-------|
|---------3--3-3-------------0-0-0-3-3~~~~-|    Guitar a`la Billy


|------------------------------------------|    Blah, blah same again
|--------------0-0--0----------------------|    Tons of ending G`s
|--------------6-6--7-7--------/9-9--------|
|-9-9-7-7-5--5-6-6--7-7-7-7-7--/9-9---5----|
|-9-9-7-7-5--5-4-4--5-5-7-7-7--/7-7---5----|
|-7-7-5-5-3--3----------5-5-5-0-----0-3----|    Guitar a`la James


|---------3--3-3---------------|
|---------3--3-3----------0-0--|
|-4-4-4-4-0--0-0----------2-2--|
|-4-4-4-4-0--0-0----4-4---2-2--|
|-2-2-2-0-2--2-2----4-4---0-0--|
|---------3--3-3--0-2-2-0------|

Billy goes back into the opening riff, while little
miss scary fingers, Iha goes into soloing smartness; (live variations)

|-----------|-------------------------|--------------|-----------|
|-----------|-0//10-8---7-0-7-7h8p7h8-|--------------|-----------|
|-----------|---------9---------------|--------------|-----------|
|-----------|-------------------------|-999999999999-|--9^-9/-9/-|
|-9wah-9wah-|-------------------------|--------------|-----------|
|-----------|-------------------------|--------------|-----------|
               ( do this 4 times )      ( Tons )

Both back to their own meaty distortion efforts then both do this, 

|------------------------------------------------|---------------|
|------------------------------------------------|---------------|
|---------9~---------7~---------9~---------9^^^--|---------------|
|-6-6-6-9----4-4-4-7----6-6-6-9----4-4-4-7-------|---------------|
|-6-6-6-9----4-4-4-7----6-6-6-9----4-4-4-7-------|---------------|
|-4-4-4-7----2-2-2-5----4-4-4-7----2-2-2-5-------|--\pick--0/14--|
     (   Do this twice    )                         slide

|-----3--3-3------------------|--------------------------|
|-----3--3-3-----2-2-2--------|--------------------------|
|-0-0-0--0-0-----3-3-3-2--2-2-|-0-0----------------------|
|-2-2-0--0-0-x-x-4-4-4-2--2-2-|-2-2-0--0-0---------------|
|-2-2-2--2-2-x-x-4-4-4-0--0-0-|-2-2-2--2-2-4-------------|
|-0-0-3--3-3-x-x-2-2-2--------|-0-0-3--3-3-2-22222222222-|
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/s/smashing_pumpkins/bullet_with_butterfly_wings_tab_ver_3.html ]
(Corgy`s)Figure out own rythm?          End on this and hit that F# 
 And remember do tons of A`s

|-----------------------------|--------------------------|
|-----------------------------|--------------------------|
|---/9-9----------------------|---/9-9-------------------|
|-2-/9-9-5--5-5---4-4---------|-2-/9-9-5--5-5------------|
|-2-/7-7-5--5-5---4-4---------|-2-/7-7-5--5-5-4-44444444-|
|-0------3--3-3-0-2-2-0/5-5~5~|-0------3--3-3-2-22222222-|

This riff belongs to James and he ends like this^^^^^^

|---------------------------------------|
|-------------3-3-0---------------------|
|---4---------2---------2-------0-------|
|---4-----------------2-------2---------|
|-2---0-----2-------0-----0-2-----------|
|-------3-3-----------------------3-3^^-|

Make no bones about it, I ain`t to good at 
tabbing plucking, just pluck along to the chorus!
Then dae this at one point

|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-0//10-8-7-7h8p7-7------0//10-8-7-7h8p7---7-9^9p7----|
|-------------------7h9----------------------------9--|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|


|---------3--3-3--3-3--------|    Like the start       
|---------3--3-3--2-2---0-0--|    except ton`s of 
|-4-4-4-4-0--0-0--3-3---2-2--|    A`s
|-4-4-4-4-0--0-0--0-----2-2--|
|-2-2-2-0-2--2-2------0-0-0--|
|---------3--3-3-------------|    From the hands of Billy


|-----------------------------|    Repeat, repeat  
|--------------0-0--0---------|    a lot of A`s     
|--------------6-6--7-7-------|                   
|-9-9-7-7-5--5-6-6--7-7-7-7-7-|                     
|-9-9-7-7-5--5-4-4--5-5-7-7-7-|    
|-7-7-5-5-3--3----------5-5-5-|    

|-----3--3-3------------------|
|-----3--3-3-----2-2-2--------|
|-0-0-0--0-0-----3-3-3-2--2-2-|
|-2-2-0--0-0-x-x-4-4-4-2--2-2-|
|-2-2-2--2-2-x-x-4-4-4-0--0-0-|
|-0-0-3--3-3-x-x-2-2-2--------|

(Corgy`s)Figure out own rythm?
 And remember do tons of A`s

|---------3--3-3--3-3--------|    Like the start       
|---------3--3-3--2-2---0-0--|    except ton`s of 
|-4-4-4-4-0--0-0--3-3---2-2--|    A`s
|-4-4-4-4-0--0-0--0-----2-2--|    He probably does different
|-2-2-2-0-2--2-2------0-0-0--|    things througout!
|---------3--3-3-------------|    From the hands of Billy

|----------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|----------------------------|-10h12-12-10-10h12-12-10-10h12-12-12^~-|
|----------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|-7h9-9-7-7h9-9-7-7h9-9-9^~7-|---------------------------------------|
|----------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|----------------------------|---------------------------------------|
   Constant wah throughout

|----------------------------------------------------hold---------|
|-10h12-12-0-8h10-10-0-6h8-8-0-5^3-5^hold---7^7-5--7-9^9p7---7----|
|-----------------------------------------7----------------9------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

This is just how I play it. All the parts are there.
Hopefully better than the ones on right now, but nobody beats the 
Smashing Pumpkins!!!

Tabbed by Scott Cremin, with the help of the Sugden compooter!
Message to everyone>> Tom picks apples!!!


Date: Sat, 29 Mar 1997 13:43:28 +0530
From: Raman Bhatia 

"Bullet With Butterfly Wings"
off of Melloncollie and the Infinite Sadness
by The Smashing Pumpkins

Tabbed By: Raman Bhatia (drained999@geocities.com)

Tuning: 1/2 Step Down (Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb, Eb)

Info:

     After reviewing the tab and chord files for BWBW, I
realized that they sucked. They were incomplete, and the
lyrics included were horrible. So, after discussing the
greatness of the song with a few of my friends, I decided to
tab it out in its entirety. The Intro is from the tab on
OLGA already, and I used the chord file on there to help tab
out chorus. Some of the leads were also on the internet.

     This is the first song I have ever tabbed out, so if I
missed something (or if you're stupid), send your questions,
comments, or tips, to me (drained999@geocities.com). I really
want to know if the little riff in the second verse is correct.

     I would also like to say: WILL SOMEONE PLEASE TAB
OUT THE SOLO TO "ZERO" AND THE 4 MIN. SOLO TO "DROWN"?


~ = Hold Note

INTRO:

|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|-4-4-4-4-------------------2-2-2-2-----|
|-4-4-4-4---5---2---2-2-2---2-2-2-2-----|
|-2-2-0-2---5---2---2-2-2---0-0-0-0-----|
|-----------3---0---0-0-0---------------|

after 8 times, play this ("Even though I know...")

|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------2--2--2--2--4--4--4--4--|
|--2--2--2--5--5--5--5--5--2--2--2--2--4--4--4--4--|
|--2--2--2--5--5--5--5--5--0--0--0--0--2--2--2--2--|
|--0--0--0--3--3--3--3--3--------------------------|


CHORUS:

|-----------------------0----0---0-------------------------|
|-----------------------3----3---3-------------------------|
|--4---4---4------------2----2---2---2---2---2-------------|
|--4---4---4---5----5---0----0---0---2---2---2---2-------5-|
|--2---2---0---5----5----------------0---0---0---2-------5-|
|--------------3----3----------------------------0-------3-|

then after a few times, this Quickly:

|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|-4--4--4---7--------|
|-4--4--4---7--------|
|-2--2--2---5--------|


SECOND VERSE:

Play it exactly the same, with this lead guitar riff after
"and what you want":

|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|--14~~--12--------------------------12-----|
|------------14--16~~~--16-16-16-16-----14--|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|

Then it repeats this B chord until the chorus.

|------|
|------|
|--14--|
|--14--|
|--12--|
|------|

(I like to play just the B note on the 12th fret of the 5th
String; do as you please)


SECOND CHORUS:

play the same stuff, then after play:

|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|-6--6--6---9---9~~--|
|-6--6--6---9--------|
|-4--4--4---7--------|

|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|-4--4--4---7---7~~--|
|-4--4--4---7--------|
|-2--2--2---5--------|

|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|-6--6--6---9---9~~--|
|-6--6--6---9--------|
|-4--4--4---7--------|

|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|-4--4--4---7---12~~-|
|-4--4--4---7--------|
|-2--2--2---5--------|

repeat these, with last slide to fret 12 ending in a bend.

then,:

|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|------------------2--2--2---4--|
|--2--2---5---5----2--2--2---4--|
|--2--2---5---5----0--0--0---2--|
|--0--0---3---3-----------------|

last time before quiet part just keep repeating A chord.


QUIET PART:

First Guitar Plays This 4 Times:

|-------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------2--------------------------------|
|----2-------------------3------2-----------------------|
|------2------5-----0-------------2------2--------5-----|
|-4-------------5------------0-----------------------5--|
|----------3--------------------------0-----3--3--------|

On Third Time, a Second Guitar Comes In With This:

|----------------------------------|
|---10----8----7-----8p7-----------|
|-------------------------9--7h9---|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|

Do This Twice

Then, with "CAGE!!!!!", turn on distortion, and play:

|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|-4--4--4---7--------|
|-4--4--4---7--------|
|-2--2--2---5--------|


Repeat chorus with distortion, only playing up to the first
four chords each time:

|-----------------------0----0---0-------------|
|-----------------------3----3---3-------------|
|--4---4---4------------2----2---2---2---2---2-|
|--4---4---4---5----5---0----0---0---2---2---2-|
|--2---2---0---5----5----------------0---0---0-|
|--------------3----3--------------------------|


OUTRO:

|------------------0--0----------|
|------------------3--3----------|
|--4--4------------2--2---2-2-2--|
|--4--4----5-5-5----------2-2-2--|
|--2--2----5-5-5----------0-0-0--|
|----------3-3-3-----------------|

One guitar is playing this with heavy distortion, the other
is playing this lead with some kind of wah effect:

(Repeat This One a Few Times)
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|---2h4---4--4--2h4--4-4--2h4--4-4b--2h4---2h4--2h4--4--4b---|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|

(Then To This)
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|----10h12---12b---10--10h12---12--10h12--12--10h12---12b----|
|-2----------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|

(Then This...)
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|--10h12--10h12--10h12--12b--12b--7h8---7h8--7h8--7s5s3------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|


ENDING:

This is the lead to the final verse:

|-------------------------------|
|---5b---5-----3---2--3p2p0-----|
|----------------------------2--|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|

|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|-14b--14p12-------11-----|
|-------------14v---------|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|

These are the chords to the final verse:

|------------------0--0----------|
|------------------3--3----------|
|--4--4------------2--2---2-2-2--|
|--4--4----5-5-5----------2-2-2--|
|--2--2----5-5-5----------0-0-0--|
|----------3-3-3-----------------|

|---------------------|
|---------------------|
|---------------------|
|-4--4--4---5~-----7--|
|-4--4--4---5~-----7--|
|-2--2--2---3~-----5--|
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