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"Smile" by the Gufs

"Smile" by The Gufs
Transcribed by Tony Duckles
Last Modified: 1997-09-25
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Capo at 2nd fret....but tabed regular.  Capo is "2" in tab.
Didn't give lyrics, but if u know the song and follow directions
at bottom, it's easy to figure out.  As for the intro (Riff 1),
I'm mostly fairly sure that this is how it's played.  It sounds closer
than some other TAB than I've seen out there.  Good luck.  =)

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Intro:
 *Volume Swell (pluck with volume at 0 and turn volume up...)
-------------
-------------
-------------
--11---------
--12---------
-------------

Riff 1:                           (Strum chords in rythym.)
                                 *Bend
--12------------12------------------------
--10-----12------2------12-12-12/13-13---
--2-------2------2-------2----------------
--11------2------2-------2----------------
--12-----11------9------11----------------
---------12-----10------12----------------
             (Chords for rythym part)

 *NOTE: I'm pretty sure about this, though not absolute.  It sounds
        decent, and that's how I play it.  Go fig.

Riff 2:
                                                  *Slide
-------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------5-----------------
-------2---------------2-------------2-------2---------2-----
----11-----7---7-----6----6---6----4---4-------4-----6-------
-12----------9---7----------7---5--------5-------5/7---------
-2-----------------------------------------------------------

Riff 2 Outro:

-2--   (Let ring...)     |---------------------------------------------
-2--                     |            -  - -= CHORDS =- -  -
-2--                     |       C              D              Am
11--                     |  ======*===*2   ====*======2   ==*=======*2
12--                     |  | | | | | |    | | | | | |    | | | | | |
----                     |  |_|_|_|_*_|3   |_|_|_|_|_|3   |_|_|_|_*_|3
                         |  | | | | | |    | | | | | |    | | | | | |
Riff 3:                  |  |_|_*_|_|_|4   |_|_|_*_|_*4   |_|_*_*_|_|4
                         |  | | | | | |    | | | | | |    | | | | | |
-------------            |  |_*_|_|_|_|5   |_|_|_|_*_|5   |_|_|_|_|_|5
-------------            |  | | | | | |    | | | | | |    | | | | | |
-------------            |
-4-4-4--6--7-            |      Em7             C9
-5-5-5--7--9-            |  *=====*====2   ======*====
-------------            |  | | | | | |    | | | | | |
                         |  |_|_|_|_|_|3   |_|_|_|_|_|
                         |  | | | | | |    | | | | | |
Chorus Intro:            |  |_*_*_|_|_|4   |_|_*_|_|_|
                         |  | | | | | |    | | | | | |
-2--4---                 |  |_|_|_|_*_*5   |_*_|_|_*_*
-3--5---                 |  | | | | | |    | | | | | |
-2--4---                 |
-4--2---                 |
-5------                 |
--------                 |
                         |
 C  D                    |
                         |
Chorus:
            (Bassline?)
-2------2-2------------2-----2------
-3------2-2------------2-----3------
-4------4-4------------2-----2------
-4------4-4------------4-----4------
-2------2-2-(4-2)------4-----5--4---
-----------------(5-4)-2-(5)------5-

 Am                    Em   C

            (Bassline?)          *Hammer-On
-2------2-2------------2----4-4-4/5-
-3------2-2------------2----5-5-5-5-
-4------4-4------------2----4-4-4-4-
-4------4-4------------4----2-2-2-2-
-2------2-2-(4-2)------4------------
-----------------(5-4)-2-(5)--------

 Am                    Em   D

Chorus Outro:
         *Hammer-On -> Pick-off
-4------4/5\\4--------------------
-5------5-5--5--------------------
-4------4-4--4--------------------
-2------2-2--2--------------------
----------------------------------
----------------------------------

 D

Chorus 2:  (w/ free vibrato and slide between notes)
                                          (*Let ring)
---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------
-------5-----7-----5-----------------5-----7-------
-2-----------------------------2-------------------

 Em7   C9    D     C9          Em7   C9    D     C9

---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------6-7----
-------5-----7-----5-----------------5----7--------
-2-----------------------------2-------------------

 Em7   C9    D     C9          Em7   C9   D

Chorus 3: (Acoustic Guitar)

CHORDS: Em7 -> C9 -> D -> C9  (Repeat....Same as Chorus 2 basically)

Solo:
                                                         *Slow-Bend-up
---------12-14--------12-14---------12-14---------12-14--------
--12-14--------12-14---------12-14---------12-14---------12/14-
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------

                                                         *Slow-Bend-up
---------12-14--------12-14---------12-14---------12-14--------
--12-14--------12-14---------12-14---------12-14---------12/14-
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------

                        *Slide      *Slide
---------------------------------------------------------------
-10---10-10-10--10-10-10\9--9-9-9--9\7--7-7-7--7-7--7-10--9-12-
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------

                        *Slide      *Slide
---------------------------------------------------------------
-10---10-10-10--10-10-10\9--9-9-9--9\7--7-7-7--7-7--7-10--9-12-
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------

                        *Slide      *Slide            *Slow Bend-up
---------------------------------------------------------------
-9-10--9-12---9-10--9-12---9-10--9-12---9-10--9-12--12/14------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------

                        *Slide      *Slide            *Slow Bend-up
---------------------------------------------------------------
-9-10--9-12---9-10--9-12---9-10--9-12---9-10--9-12--12/14------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------

Close:

  * Vibrato and let ring
---------------------------------------------------------------
-10------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
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---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
 Em7

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
 How it all goes together!:

Intro -> Riff 1 (x2) -> Riff 2 (x2) -> Riff 2 Outro ->

-> Riff 3 -> Riff 2 (x2) -> Riff 1 (x2) -> Riff 2 Outro ->

-> Riff 3 -> Riff 2 (x2) -> Chorus Intro -> Chorus (x2) ->

-> Chorus Outro -> Chorus 2 (x2) -> Riff 1 (w/ Wah-wah) (x4) ->

-> Riff 4 (w/ wah-wah) ---> Chorus Intro -> Chorus (x2) ->

-> Chorus Outro -> Chorus 3 -> Chorus Intro -> Chorus (x2) ->

-> Chorus 2 -> Riff 1 (x2) -> Solo (w/ Riff 1 playing in backg) ->

-> Close

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