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Sunshower Tabs

(ver. 1)
Cornell Chris
SUNSHOWER v1.2 - contains chord diagrams, fills/riffs, and guitar solo

Sunshower (Chris Cornell from the OST of Great Expectations)

- chris cornell
- published by chris cornell music/tcf music publishing. inc ascap
1997 a&m records/polygram company

- the guitar is tuned in standard version (EBGDAE), although
i have a weird hunch that Chris Cornell used another unorthodoxed
tuning (as he did in his other Soundgarden soungs (eg. Head Down, 
Limo Wreck, Pretty Noose, Burden in My Hand, etc.). (I also noticed that
the solo/riffs were similar to the songs above.) Earlier, i tried to
figure our the song ("kapa"), using Open C, Open G, and this weird tuning 
(DGGDGGD). Using DSChordfinder (by 1994/1995 Dubbledam Software), 
i got the gist of the song, then i tried to figure out the roots of the 
chords by ear.  Sunshower is a great song; very powerful indeed. (reminds 
of "The Day I Tried to Live"/"Head Down"). The second verse has this 
sub-aquatic wah arrangement in the background (reminds me of Bread's "If"). 
If there are any corrections, please don't fail to inform me.

There have been a lot of requests for the chord positions, so here goes...

Whenever you see a slash after a chord name, (x/y), the chord at the left 
of the slash is the root chord, while the chord at the right of the slash 
is the bass chord. Sketchy? Let's take G/F as an example: G is the root 
(left of the slash), while F is the bass chord (on the right; 
i'm not sure if my terminologies are correct, but, what the heck...). 
You do the ordinary chord position of the root, but instead of executing 
the regular bass notes, do the note indicated by the bass chord. Gets? 
for G/F, do the non-barred G, but instead of fretting G (bass) on the 
3rd fret of the sixth string, fret F (bass) which is on the first fret 
of the sixth string. I hope the guide below will help.

fret->        		open   	1	2	3	4	5

 1 e (high)		E	F	F#	G	G#	A
 2 B			B	C	C#	D	Eb	E
 3 G			G	G#	A	Bb	B	C
 4 D			D	Eb	E	F	F#	G
 5 A			A	Bb	B	C	C#	D
 6 E (low)		E	F	F#	G	G#	A

for sunshower, check out the guide below: (x = dead: actually, the 
chords aren't strummed per se... pick the bass notes first, then 
the treble notes afterwards)
              G/F	G/E	G/Bb	G/C     G/B	Cdim

1e		3	3	3	3	3	2
2B		3	3	3	3	3	1
3G		0	0	0	0	0	2
4D		0	0	0	0	0	1
5A		x	x	1	3	2	x
6E		1	0	x	x	x	x

see the pattern (as compared to the chart above?)

Oh yeah, do this before switching to G/B:

G|---0 H 2 --| (D chord position, plucking strings 1&2 afterwards)

Play with the chords in this song: the D's are 
actually Dsus/D progressions (like what you hear in old songs such as
 "Patience"/"Guitar Man"... u know..."ang pinaka gas-gas na rhy. fill.") 
The A's are quick progressions of A's and Asus's; play with your E's by 
placing 4 (your pinkie) on D (2nd string, 3rd fret). Well, 
enough of the blabbering... 

	D (actually Dsus-D) - G/B - G/F - G/E - G/Bb -  A - Asus

D	        G/C	        D                           G/B    G/Bb
Dark as roses   Fine as sand   feel your healing   and your sting again  

D                        G/B       G/F       G/E      G/Bb       A-Asus
hear you laughing and my soul is saved  on forgotten graves you cry

(do chords indicated above, gtr 2. with wah)

cry like ivy
up my spine
through my nerves 
and into my eyes
cuts like anguish
or recollections
of better days gone by

             Bm                 D                     F#m             
but it's alright  when you're caught in pain  and you feel the rain come 

Bm - A


           E              D                     F#m                   Bm - A
it's alright   when you find your way  then you see it disappear  

          E                 D                   Cdim             G

it's alright  though your garden's gray  i know all your graces  someday will 

	  G/Bb - G/A			D -- *

flower			in a sweet sunshine

eyes like oceans
so far away
a feather trail
to a better way
worried mornings turn
into days
then into worried nights
but it's alright
all you'll be you are today

Guitar solo:

(do the ff. chords...)

D - C - B - Bb - B - G# - G - (F#) - F (6E open)

repeat ?times, then B - G#...

guitar 2, steady glis. 

B2|- 1 s 3(33) s 5(55) s 6(66) s 7(77) 7b - 8b - 7b (continue downward...

you can figure it out)

s = slide; b = full bend; H = hammer-on; P = pull-off

other stuff:

* after 1st chorus:

guitar 1: - using D chord position, pluck the following strings

rhy fill1          3G| - 2 0
	 	   4D| 0 - -  (strum the entire chord; just emphasize 
			       on the previous transcription)

guitar 2: - while doing rhy fill1

riff 1		2B| 15 15 - 14   - 12 12
		3G| -------------------- 14 ~~~

                * or probably do 14 on the G string than the 1st note above

guitar 1: - do before proceeding to 3rd verse

fill1 		2B| 2 H 3 0 3 P 2 
		3G| ------------- 2 ~~~

guitar 3 (clean?) - A - Asus after fill1

_________________________________________Sunshower version 1.2
- (Q.C, Philippines); 05/06/98
- icq# 8488616
- a freaking hello to all PSHS students out there...
- keep those fingers movin' and to God be the glory!
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