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Black Hole Sun Tabs

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#                      "BLACK HOLE SUN" by Soundgarden                    #
#                     From the 1994 album "SUPERUNKNOWN"                  #

Similar to other posts but with rythm and solo differences.
*Includes lyrical corrections (based off album cover) to earlier post

Gtr I (D* A* D* G* B* E*) - Rythm 'Chris Cornell' Distortion
Gtr II (D* A* D* G* B* E*) - Lead 'Kim Thayil' Distortion
Gtr III (D* A* D* G* B* E*) - Solo 'Kim Thayil' With Wah (pre-recorded)

*All are half a semitone sharp

Track 07 Length: 5:18

60 BPM (variable)

Intro 0:00

 Gtr I (Let all notes ring)

    Gsus4                                  F                    Em
e*|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|------------------|
B*|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|------------------|
G*|----------5--------|-------------5----|----------5--------|-------------4----|
D*|-------5------5----|----------5-------|-------3------3----|----------2-------|
A*|----5------------5-|-------5----------|----3------------3-|-------2----------|
D*|-5-----------------|-5--8-------------|-3-----------------|-0--2-------------|


 Gtr II w/ slide and slight echo effect

e*|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B*|------------------12s15==========h17s==10(10)b11=r10\8=====================/=|
G*|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D*|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A*|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D*|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


 Gtr I

      Dsus4#               D7
e*|---------------------|------------------|------------------------------------|
B*|---------------------|------------------|------------------------------------|
G*|-------------1-------|-------------2----|------------------------------------|
D*|----------1-----1----|----------0-------|------------------------------------|
A*|-------1-----------1-|-------3----------|------------------------------------|
D*|-0--1----------------|-1--0-------------|------------------------------------|


 Gtr II (Hold D note 4 seconds into verse then slide down and off)

e*|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B*|-11================s==15=====================================================|
G*|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D*|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A*|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D*|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse 0:16

 Gtr I  w/ Leslie Effect (similar to chorus effect)

     G/Em                   Gm             F                      G/Em
e*|----------12---------------------10---|---------13------------------------12----|
B*|o-----12------12----12-------11-------|-----13------13----13----------12--------|
G*|--12-------------12------12-----------|-10-------------10------10/12------------|
D*|--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
A*|o-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
D*|--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
 In my eyes,    indisposed,        in disguis   as  no-one  knows...

 Gtr I

    D#                     Dsus                  G/Em        G7          G#                        
e*|---------11---------------------10-----------|-------12----------10----------11--||
B*|-----11------11----11-------10------10----10-|----12----------12----------13----o||
G*|-12-------------12------12-------------12----|-12-------12-10-------10-13--------||
D*|---------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
A*|---------------------------------------------|----------------------------------o||
D*|---------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
 Hides the face,     lies the snake,         the sun in my disgrace...
  
 0:35
 
             G/Em                 Gm                   F               G/Em
 Boiling heat,     summer stench,         'neath the black the sky looks dead.
             D#                   Dsus                 G/Em     G7     G#           
 Call  my  name    through    the  cream   and  I'll  hear you  scream again.


Pre-chorus 0:55

 Gtrs I & II

e*|------------------|------------------|------------|------------|---------------|
B*|------------------|------------------|------------|------------|----------3----|
G*|----------1-------|----------2-------|------------|------------|-------3-----3-|
D*|-------1------1---|-------0-----0----|-------5----|-------5----|----3----------|
A*|----1-----------1-|----3-----------3-|----5-----5-|----5-----5-|-1-------------|
D*|-1----------------|-0----------------|-5----------|-3----------|---------------|
 Black hole  sun won't you come      and    wash    away   the   rain?


 Gtr I 

e*|------------------|------------------|----------------|-2--------------------|
B*|------------------|------------------|------5h6-5-----|-3--------------------|
G*|----------1-------|----------2-------|-5----5------5--|-2--------------------|
D*|-------1------1---|-------0-----0----|-5----5------5--|-0--------------------|
A*|----1-----------1-|----3-----------3-|-3-----------3--|-0--------------------|
D*|-1----------------|-0----------------|----------------|-x--------------------|


 Gtr II

e*|------------------|------------------|----------------|-2--------------------|
B*|------------------|------------------|-5----5-6-5-----|-3--------------------|
G*|----------1-------|----------2-------|-5----5------5--|-2--------------------|
D*|-------1------1---|-------0-----0----|-5----5------5--|-4--------------------|
A*|----1-----------1-|----3-----------3-|-3--------------|-5--------------------|
D*|-1----------------|-0----------------|----------------|----------------------|
 Black hole  sun won't you come-- won't you come, won't you come?


Verse 1:14

           G/Em                 Gm                  F                 G/Em
 Stutter-ing,         cold and damp,     steal the warm wind   tired  friend.
             D#                   Dsus              G/Em      G7       G#           
 Times are   gone    for   honest men and sometimes  far too   long for  snakes.


             G/Em                 Gm                   F               G/Em
 In my shoes,         a walking sleep,        and my youth I pray to keep.
             D#                   Dsus        G/Em        G7        G#           
 Heaven   send     hell  away, no-one        sings like   you    anymore.


Pre-chorus 1:53

 Gtrs I & II

e*|------------------|-------------------|------------|------------|---------------|
B*|------------------|-------------------|------------|------------|----------3----|
G*|----------1-------|----------2--------|------------|------------|-------3-----3-|
D*|-------1------1---|-------0-----0-----|-------5----|-------5----|----3----------|
A*|----1-----------1-|----3-----------3--|----5-----5-|----5-----5-|-1-------------|
D*|-1----------------|-0-----------------|-5----------|-3----------|---------------|
 Black hole  sun won't you come      and   wash   away   the   rain?


 Gtr I 

e*|------------------|-------------------|----------------|---------------|
B*|------------------|-------------------|-3----3--3---3--|-1-------3-----|
G*|----------1-------|----------2--------|-5----5--5---5--|-3----3-----3--|
D*|-------1------1---|-------0-----0-----|-5----5--5---5--|-3----3--------|
A*|----1-----------1-|----3-----------3--|-3----3--3---3--|-1----1--------|
D*|-1----------------|-0-----------------|----------------|---------------|

 Gtr II

e*|------------------|-------------------|----------------|-1-------------|
B*|------------------|-------------------|-5----5h6-5-----|-1-------3-----|
G*|----------1-------|----------2--------|-5----5------5--|-3----3-----3--|
D*|-------1------1---|-------0-----0-----|-5----5------5--|-3----3--------|
A*|----1-----------1-|----3-----------3--|-3--------------|-1----1--------|
D*|-1----------------|-0-----------------|----------------|-1----1--------|
 Black hole  sun won't you come-- won't you co--me?



 Gtrs I & II

e*|------------------|------------------|------------|------------|---------------|
B*|------------------|------------------|------------|------------|----------3----|
G*|----------1-------|----------2-------|------------|------------|-------3-----3-|
D*|-------1------1---|-------0-----0----|-------5----|-------5----|----3----------|
A*|----1-----------1-|----3-----------3-|----5-----5-|----5-----5-|-1-------------|
D*|-1----------------|-0----------------|-5----------|-3----------|---------------|
 Black hole  sun won't you come      and    wash   away   the   rain?


 Gtr I 

e*|------------------|-------------------|
B*|------------------|-------------------|
G*|----------1-------|----------2--------|
D*|-------1------1---|-------0-----0-----|
A*|----1-----------1-|----3-----------3--|
D*|-1----------------|-0-----------------|


 Gtr II

e*|------------------|-------------------|
B*|------------------|-------------------|
G*|----------1-------|----------2--------|
D*|-------1------1---|-------0-----0-----|
A*|----1-----------1-|----3-----------3--|
D*|-1----------------|-0-----------------|
 Black hole  sun won't you come-- 

Chorus 2:26

 Gtr I

e*|---3---3--3---3--|-1---1--1---1--|-2---2--2---2---||
B*|o--3---3--3---3--|-1---1--1---1--|-3---3--3---3--o||
G*|---5---5--5---5--|-3---3--3---3--|-2---2--2---2---||
D*|---5---5--5---5--|-3---3--3---3--|-0---0--0---0---||
A*|o--3---3--3---3--|-1---1--1---1--|-0---0--0---0--o||
D*|---3---3------3--|-1---1---------|-x---x--x---x---||
                                                     4x  

 Gtr II

e*|-----------------|-1-------------|----------------||
B*|o--5---5h6-5-----|-1---3h4-3-----|---------------o||
G*|---5---5------5--|-3---3------3--|-7---7--7---7---||
D*|---5---5------5--|-3---3------3--|-7---7--7---7---||
A*|o--3-------------|-1-------------|-5---5--5---5--o||
D*|-----------------|-1-------------|-0---0--0---0---||
                                                     4x

Won't you co--me?    Black hole sun, black hole sun. (x4)

Solo Rythm 2:53

 Gtr I & II

e*|------------------------------------||
B*|o-----------------------------5----o||
G*|------------------------------4-----||
D*|----------------------4---3---0-----||
A*|o--3--2---0---2/3--5--4---3---x----o||
D*|-------------------5--4---3---3-----||


 Gtr III w/ wah pedal (fades in)
    \.5/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/*
e*|------------------------------------|
B*|------------------------------------|
G*|--7=b-7--7b-7b--7-7--7br7-7--7br7-7-|
D*|------------------------------------|
A*|------------------------------------|
D*|------------------------------------|
 * Rapid, shallow whammy dives (possibly octave compression)

 Gtr III
      \.5/\/\/
e*|--------------17-17-17-17tr15-15-15-15\-|---------------------------|
B*|----------------------------------------|-5h8-7-----5-----3---------|
G*|--7---7-7--7----------------------------|-------7h9---5h7---5=h7~~~-|
D*|----------------------------------------|---------------------------|
A*|----------------------------------------|---------------------------|
D*|----------------------------------------|---------------------------|

 Gtr III

e*|-12h15-12h15p12-12-12=\-|-----------------------------------------------|
B*|------------------------|-------13-13-12--------------------------------|
G*|------------------------|-12h14----------14-12-12----12=b=13=r=12-14-14=|
D*|------------------------|-------------------------14--------------------|
A*|------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
D*|------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|

 Gtr III
                                 PM PM
e*|---------|-8-----------------------------------------------------|
B*|---------|---8-11b=13r11\6/13-13-13-13b=15~~r13-10h13p10-8h10p8--|
G*|=14(14)\-|-------------------------------------------------------|
D*|---------|-------------------------------------------------------|
A*|---------|-------------------------------------------------------|
D*|---------|-------------------------------------------------------|

 Gtr III

e*|-5h8p5------------------------------------------10--10/12=-|-12p10-12b13=r12-|
B*|-------8p5---5h8-------------------------10----------------|-----------------|
G*|-----------7-----7p5-7p5--7b=8=r7~~\5/12--0--12------------|-----------------|
D*|-----------------------------------------------------------|-----------------|
A*|-----------------------------------------------------------|-----------------|
D*|-----------------------------------------------------------|-----------------|

 Gtr III
                    PM
e*|-10-12=b13r12-10-10-12=b13r12-10-12-13-12-10-12-13-12-(0)-12-13-15-13-12----13-12---------------|
B*|-------------------------------------------------------------------------13-------13~~-12h13p12-|
G*|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D*|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A*|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D*|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


 Gtr I

e*|-------10=========/12=\-----|
B*|--------x-------------------|
G*|--------0-------------------|
D*|-3=/5---0-------------------|
A*|-3=/5-----------------------|
D*|-3=/5-----------------------|

 Gtr I

e*|----------------------------|
B*|----------------------------|
G*|----------------------------|
D*|-3=/5--5--------------------|
A*|-3=/5--5--------------------|
D*|-3=/5--5--------------------|

 Gtr III

e*|----------------------------|
B*|-(12)~~---------------------|
G*|----------12h14p12~~~~~~~\--|
D*|----------------------------|
A*|----------------------------|
D*|----------------------------|


Verse 3:26

                G/Em                 Gm                F                 G/Em
 Hang  my  head,         drown my fear,       'till you all just dis-a-ppear.


Pre-chorus 3:37

 Gtrs I & II

e*|-----|------------------|------------------|--------------|------------|---------------|
B*|-----|------------------|------------------|--------------|------------|----------3----|
G*|-----|----------1-------|----------2-------|--------------|------------|-------3-----3-|
D*|-----|-------1------1---|-------0-----0----|---------5----|-------5----|----3----------|
A*|-----|----1-----------1-|----3-----------3-|------5-----5-|----5-----5-|-1-------------|
D*|-12\-|-1----------------|-0----------------|-3/5----------|-3----------|---------------|
 Black hole  sun won't you come      and    wash   away   the   rain?


 Gtr I 

e*|------------------|------------------|---------------|--------------|
B*|------------------|------------------|-3---3--3---3--|-1------3-----|
G*|----------1-------|----------2-------|-5---5--5---5--|-3---3-----3--|
D*|-------1------1---|-------0-----0----|-5---5--5---5--|-3---3--------|
A*|----1-----------1-|----3-----------3-|-3---3--3---3--|-1---1--------|
D*|-1----------------|-0----------------|---------------|--------------|

 Gtr II

e*|------------------|------------------|---------------|-1------------|
B*|------------------|------------------|-5---5h6-5-----|-1----3h4-3---|
G*|----------1-------|----------2-------|-5---5------5--|-3----3-----3-|
D*|-------1------1---|-------0-----0----|-5---5------5--|-3----3-------|
A*|----1-----------1-|----3-----------3-|-3-------------|-1------------|
D*|-1----------------|-0----------------|---------------|-1------------|
 Black hole  sun won't you come-- won't you co--me?

 Gtrs I & II

e*|------------------|------------------|------------|------------|---------------|
B*|------------------|------------------|------------|------------|----------3----|
G*|----------1-------|----------2-------|------------|------------|-------3-----3-|
D*|-------1------1---|-------0-----0----|-------5----|-------5----|----3----------|
A*|----1-----------1-|----3-----------3-|----5-----5-|----5-----5-|-1-------------|
D*|-1----------------|-0----------------|-5----------|-3----------|---------------|
 Black hole  sun won't you come      and    wash   away   the   rain?

Chorus 4:10

 Gtr I

e*|---3---3--3---3--|-1---1--1---1--|-2---2--2---2---||
B*|o--3---3--3---3--|-1---1--1---1--|-3---3--3---3--o||
G*|---5---5--5---5--|-3---3--3---3--|-2---2--2---2---||
D*|---5---5--5---5--|-3---3--3---3--|-0---0--0---0---||
A*|o--3---3--3---3--|-1---1--1---1--|-0---0--0---0--o||
D*|---3---3------3--|-1---1---------|-x---x--x---x---||
                                                     8x  

 Gtr II

e*|-----------------|-1-------------|----------------||
B*|o--5---5h6-5-----|-1---3h4-3-----|---------------o||
G*|---5---5------5--|-3---3------3--|-7---7--7---7---||
D*|---5---5------5--|-3---3------3--|-7---7--7---7---||
A*|o--3-------------|-1-------------|-5---5--5---5--o||
D*|-----------------|-1-------------|-0---0--0---0---||
                                                     8x

Won't you co--me?    Black hole sun, black hole sun. (x8)

 Gtr III (Outro Solo enters upon third refrain of chorus)

e*|-----------------------------------------------------------------||
B*|o---------------------------------------------------------------o||
G*|--9b10r9b10r9b10r9b10r9b10r9b10r9b10r9b10r9b10r9b10r9b10r9b10r9--||
D*|-----------------------------------------------------------------||
A*|o---------------------------------------------------------------o||
D*|-----------------------------------------------------------------||
                                                                    2x

 Gtr III

e*|----------------------------------------|
B*|----------------------------------------|
G*|-12~~~~~~-10s7-7~~~~~~-7s14-14~~~~~~-14-|
D*|----------------------------------------|
A*|----------------------------------------|
D*|----------------------------------------|

 Gtr III
               \.5/\/                   \/\/
e*|-----------------------------------------------------||
B*|o-13b=15=-15~~~~~~~--------13b=14=-15~~~~-13/15~~~~-o||
G*|-----------------------------------------------------||
D*|-----------------------------------------------------||
A*|o---------------------------------------------------o||
D*|-----------------------------------------------------||
                                                        3x

 Gtrs I & II

e*|--------------------------------x---|-----------------*|
B*|--------------------------5---5-x---|-----------------*|
G*|--------------------------4---4-x---|-----------------*|
D*|--------------------4--3--3---3-----|-3=/5--5---------*|
A*|-3--2---0---2/3--5--4--3------------|-3=/5--5---------*|
D*|-----------------5--4--3------------|-3=/5--5---------*|

 Gtr III
                                         \2/\2/\2/\2/\2/\2/
e*|----------------------------------|----------------------*|
B*|--------------------------5---5---|----------------------*|
G*|--------------------------4---4-x-|-14====b14.5==r14====-*|
D*|--------------------4--3--3---3-x-|----------------------*|
A*|-3--2---0---2/3--5--4--3----------|----------------------*|
D*|-----------------5--4--3----------|----------------------*|


#                               Tabulature Legend                                #

 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere" if not specified)
 s   - legato slide
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)

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