Helter Skelter

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Helter Skelter(U2 Version!!) Transcribed by Richard Zangoli. Well, I saw a transcription to this song on the U2 archive but it seemed to me that it came straight out of a Beatles songbook or something. So this is the U2 version from the Rattle and Hum CD. I think it's pretty close. Remember to tune down half a step and palm mute the intro, although not too heavily. When I get...... E---------------------------------------------------------- B---5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5 G---7--7--7--7--7--7--7--6--6--6--6--6--6--5--5--5--5 D---------------------------------------------------------- A---------------------------------------------------------- E----------------------------------------------------------- G E ....see me again yeah, yeah, yeah E Do you, don't you want me to love you, yeah I'm coming down fast but I'm miles above you, G A Tell me, tell me, tell me the answer, you may be a lover, but you ain't no E A dancer Then play this riff- E----------------------------------0--0---------------------------------------- B----------------------------------0--0-----------------------------------2--2 G---2------------------------------1--1-----------------------------------2--2 D-------4--2--0--------------------2--2-----2-----------------------------2--2 A-------------------4--2--0--------2--2----------4---2--0-----------------0--0 E----------------------------------0--0-----------------------4--2--0--------- E--------------------------------------0- B--------------------------------------0- G----2---------------------------------1- then keep on playing the E chord ---------4--2--0-----------------------2- 2nd verse as you did for the A----------------------4--2--0---------2- first E--------------------------------------0- The only thing left is the solo which goes some thing like this- E-0--0-------------15--------15----------------------------------10-----------10 B-0--0---15b(17)------15b(17)--------15b(17)---2--2----10b(12)-------10b(12)--- G-1--1-----------------------------------------2--2--------------------------- D-2--2-----------------------------------------2--2--------------------------- A-2--2-----------------------------------------0--0----------------------------- E-0--0------------------------------------------------------------------------ E-------------- B----10b(12)-- G-------------- Play this twice and then finish on an E. D-------------- A--------------- E--------------- That should have all the guitar parts to the song. Quite simple really. Richard Zangoli ([email protected]) "Helter Skelter" [Lennon/McCartney] Intro: -|-----0--(repeat)-------------------------------------------------- -|--12\3--(repeat)-------------------------------------------------- -|------------------------------------------------------------------ -|------------------------------------------------------------------ -|------------------------------------------------------------------ -|------------------------------------------------------------------ When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the -|-----0--(repeat)-------------------------------------------------- -|-----2--(repeat)-------------------------------------------------- -|------------------------------------------------------------------ -|------------------------------------------------------------------ -|------------------------------------------------------------------ -|------------------------------------------------------------------ slide, where I stop and I turn and I go for a G -|-----0--(repeat)-------------------------------------------------- -|-----1--(repeat)-------------------------------------------------- -|------------------------------------------------------------------ -|------------------------------------------------------------------ -|------------------------------------------------5--5--6--6-------- -|------------------------------------------------3--3--3--3-------- ride, till I get to the bottom and I see you again. E -|------------------------------------------------------------------ -|------------------------------------------------------------------ -|------------------------------------------------------------------ -|------------------------------------------------------------------ -|--5--5--6---------6------2--2--2--2--3\2--2--2--2----------------- -|--3--3--3---------3------0--0--0--0--1\0--0--0--0----------------- Yeah yeah yeah! Verse: E Well do you don't you want me to make you I'm coming down fast but don't let me break you G Tell me tell me tell me come on tell me the answer A E Well you may be a lover but you ain't no dancer. Chorus: A -|------------------------------------------------------------------ -|------------------------------------------------------------------ -|------------------------------------------------------------------ -|----------2---2---4---4--5--4--2---------------------------------- -|----------0---0---0---0-----------5--4--2--0---------------------- -|------------------------------------------------------------------ Well, Helter Skelter E -|------------------------------------------------------------------ -|------------------------------------------------------------------ -|------------------------------------------------------------------ -|------------------------------------------------------------------ -|---2---2---4---4--5--4--2----------------------------------------- -|---0---0---0---0-----------5--4--2--0----------------------------- Helter skelter A E -|------------------------------------------------------------------ -|--------------------------------------------5b(7)--3--5----------- -|------------------------------------------------------------------ -|---2---2---4---4--5--4--2----------------------------------------- -|---0---0---0---0-----------5--4--2--0----------------------------- -|------------------------------------------------------------------ Helter skelter Yeah So much for verses and choruses. The rest are pretty much the same, except that the rest of the verses hit the G chord a little sooner (at the beginning of the third line of the verse). Here's the guitar solo in the middle: E A E -|----------------------7--7--15b(17)--15b(17)--b(17)15------------- -|----------------------0--0---------------------------------------- -|----------------------9--9---------------------------------------- -|------------------------------------------------------------------ -|------------------------------------------------------------------ -|------------------------------------------------------------------ 'Cos here she comes A E -|-------------------------------------------------------------------------- -|--b(17)15b(17)15---------------13b(14)------------------b(17)15----------- -|------------------b(14)12---------------b(14)12b(14)12-----------12------- -|---------------------------14----------------------------------------14~-- -|-------------------------------------------------------------------------- -|-------------------------------------------------------------------------- Later, there's a neat riff in one of the last verses. I think it comes right after "will you won't you want me to make you" or something like that. This is a cool riff with that looonnnng slide. -|--12--15b(17)--b(17)15--12------12---------------------------------------- -|----------------------------15------15\10-----10b(12)--b(12)10--8--------- -|-------------------------------------------9-----------------------7--9--- -|-------------------------------------------------------------------------- -|-------------------------------------------------------------------------- -|-------------------------------------------------------------------------- As the song fades into the first ending, there are some nice bend releases, while the lyrics repeat "coming down fast": -|--b(17)15------------------------------------------------------------ -|-----------b(17)15--------------------------------------------------- -|--------------------b(16)14------------------------------------------ -|-----------------------------b(14)12--------------------------------- -|--------------------------------------b(14)12------------------------ -|--------------------------------------------------------------------- Later, there's a whole lot of Hendrix-like guitar noise. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tab Special Notations: ----0---- play the open string ('fret zero') ----5---- play fret five ----5~--- play fret five with vibrato ---5/7--- play fret five, slide up to fret seven ---7\5--- play fret seven, slide down to fret five --7\5/7-- play fret seven, slide down to fret five, slide back up --8b(9)-- play fret eight, bend the string (at fret eight) to reach the pitch of fret nine --b(9)8-- play fret eight already bent to the pitch of fret nine, unbending until it reaches the normal pitch of fret eight ----h7--- hammer-on to fret seven ----p5--- pull-off to fret five ---/7---- slide up to fret 7 (the starting fret of the slide is undefined, judge by ear) ---15\--- play fret 15, slide down (the ending fret of the slide is undefined, judge by ear) ---0h3--- play the open string and immediately hammer-on to fret three ---7p5--- play fret seven and immediately pull-off to fret five "This is a song Charles Manson stole from the Beatles. We're stealing it back." When you get to the bottom You go back to the top of the slide And you stop and you turn And you go for a ride Till you get to the bottom Then you see me again Do you, don't you want me to love you? I'm coming down fast, but I'm miles above you Tell me, tell me, tell me the answer You may be a lover but you ain't no dancer Helter skelter Helter skelter Helter skelter Do you, don't you want me to make you? Coming down fast I don't want me to break you Tell me , tell me, tell me the answer You may be a lover but you ain't no dancer Helter skelter Helter skelter Helter skelter When you get to the bottom you go back to the top of the slide Where you stop and you turn And you go for a ride Till you get to the bottom And I see you again Do you, don't you want me to love you ? Coming down fast I'm right above you Tell me , tell me, tell me the answer You may be a lover but you ain't no dancer Helter skelter Helter skelter Helter skelter

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