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today -- by Smashing Pumpkins
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Thanks (in part) to Guitar World magazine
(refer to the chord formations at the end of the file)

Okay, everyone, we've been duped by Billy Corgan.  You don't need to capo the
first fret or tune down a 1/2 step or anything.  Normal tuning, I swear.

intro/theme riff

---11----13----11----15p11------  play this cutesy little riff
------11----11----11-------11---  4x solo, then 8x with band
--------------------------------  behind playing these dist.
--------------------------------  chords:
--------------------------------
--------------------------------

Eb5  Bb  Ab
Eb5  Bb  Ab
Eb5  Bb  C  Ab
Eb5  Bb  Ab

The lead part is as follows:
repeat six times then do:                vib.
---------------------   --------------------8-------
------8-----8h9p8----   ------8-------8h9------8----
--8-8---8-8-------8--   --8-8---8-8-8------------8--
---------------------   ----------------------------
---------------------   ----------------------------
---------------------   ----------------------------

Eb5  Bb          Ab
  Today is the greatest day I've ever known
Eb5     Bb         Ab
  Can't live for tomorrow, tomorrow's much too long
Eb5    Bb      Ab
  I'll burn my eyes out
Eb5  Bb     C
  Before I get out

F   Ab     C    F      Ab         C
  I wanted more   than life could ever grant me
F       Ab     C     F    Ab     G   D5/A
  Bored by the chore   of saving face

The lead part over the above chords is really simple, play it on
the first and third times, over the C (8th fret) chord:
 slow bend w/vib
----------------
------5b7-------
----------------
----------------
----------------
----------------

Eb5  Bb         Ab 
  Today is the greatest day I've ever known
Eb5     Bb         Ab
  Can't wait for tomorrow, I might not have that long
Eb5    Bb      Ab        Eb5   Bb    C
  I'll tear my heart out    before I get out

Play this lead part above the second verse (clean guitar):
-----------------------------------------|--------------------
-----------------------------------------|--------------------
---------------------12-13---12h13p12----|--------------------
---13----15----13---------------------13-|-13----15----13-----
------13----13----13---------------------|----13----13----13--
-----------------------------------------|--------------------

------------------------------------------|--------------------
---------------------11-------------------|--------------------
---12-13-------------------12h13p12-------|--------------------
---------13-------------13----------13p12-|-13----15----13-----
------------13----13----------------------|----13----13----13--
---------------11-------------------------|--------------------

----------------------------------|-----------------------------
--------------------11------------|-----------------------------
--12-13-------12---------13p12----|-----------------------------
--------13------------------------|-13----15----13----17p13-----
-----------13----13------------13-|----13----13----13-------13--
----------------------------------|-----------------------------
                   dist.  vib
--------------------------------
-----------------------13-------
-------------------/12----12-\--
--------------------------------
---13/15-15-15-15---------------
--------------------------------

F      Ab     Eb5        Bb
  Pink ribbon scars that never forget
F      Ab        Eb5    Bb
  I've tried so hard to cleanse these regrets
F    Ab          Eb5     Bb 
  My angel wings    were bruised and restrained
F    Ab    G   D5/A
  My belly stings

Eb5  Bb     Eb5  Ab     Eb5  Bb     Eb5   Ab
  Today is..  today is..  today is..  the greatest..
Eb5     Bb         C       Ab      Eb5     Bb      C
Day hee-yay, oo oo ooo ooo ooo.... Day hee-yay-ay, hooo...

F           Ab       C   F          Ab       C 
  I want to turn you on,  I want to turn you on....
F           Ab       C   F          Ab
  I want to turn you on,  I want to turn you..

Eb5  Bb         Ab        Eb5  Bb         Ab     
  Today is the greatest.... today is the greatest day
Eb5  Bb         C         Ab   Eb5 Bb   C    Ab     Eb5  
  Today is the greatest.. day..  I have ever really known.

The lead parts in the outro are the clean cutesy riff, the
hammer-on 8th fret riff, and this:
                                                vib sustain
------------------------------------------15p11-------------
-------------------------------------11---------11----------
--12---------12h13p12----12----12h13------------------------
-----15-13------------13----13------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------

Then end with the Eb chord and a trem bend down.

Chord formations:

Eb5   6688xx
Bb    688766
Ab    466544
C     8/10/10/9/8/8
F     133211
G     355433
D5/A  5577xx





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