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Guns n' roses: Estranged  (from Use your illusions II)
Orig tabbed by: Tim Ruffer, badman@pianotabs.net

As with most Guns N Roses songs, this is played very awkwardly.  The reason 
for this is that they tune their guitars half a step down.  So if you have a 
piano one semi-tone too high (you play a c and the sound is a b) like me 
then the tunes are much more simple.  However I've written this out for a 
regular piano:

Chords used in the song:  

[F#7F#7
]      [BB
]       [AA
] 4|e|      4|F|      4|e| 4|C|      4|D|      4|C| 3|a|      3|b|      3|a| 3|F| [E5]       [F#5]     [DD
]       [EE
] 3|b|       4|C|     3|a|      3|b| 3|e|       3|F|     3|F|      3|G|                      3|d|      3|e| For those that don't know or aren't sure, a chord with the number 5 next to it [E5] just means to play the first and 5th note, i.e. miss out the middle note.             [F#7F#7
]                                  [BB
] When you're talking to yourself, and no one is at home [F#7F#7
]                                          [BB
] You can fool yourself; you came in this world alone FIG. 1: First solo (using same chord pattern): 5|--eC----|--Fe-CC-|-----C-eC-|--------| 4|Fa------|Fa------|b---------|b-----A-| 5|--eC----|--Fe-CC-|-----C'eC-|-----c------| 4|Fa------|Fa------|b---------|b---b-babaF-|a [AA
]                     [bb
]                   [e5] [F#5] so nobody ever told you baby... [AA
]                     [bb
] So what'll happen to you baby...                              [e5] [F#5] guess we'll have to wait... (end of Fig. 1) [DD
]   [EE
] (1234)(12)One Two! Fig. 2: 5|---C----|---C------|-----C----|---C------| 4|-CF-----|-Fb-----bA|bAF-C-----|-Fb-----bA| 3|F-------|b---------|----------|b---------| 5|-----C----|--------|CcC-------|--------| 4|bAF-C-----|b-------|----------|a---G---|F Fig. 3: 4|--C-C-C-|--C-C-C-|--C---C-|--C-C-C-| 3|C-F-F-F-|--F-F-F-|--F---F-|C-F-F-F-| 2|F-------|b--b-b-b|a--ab--b|F-------| 2|--------|e--e-e-e|d--de--e|--------| Sung along to Fig. 3: Old at heart... [e5]                                        [F#5] I don't know how... [e5]                             [F#5] And what more could you ask ... [e5]                           [F#5] How could you say that I never ... [DD
] When you took ... [EE
] Said you took... Play Fig. 2 Sung along with Fig. 3: Young at heart... [F#7F#7
]                                    [bb
] Still talking to myself, and nobody's at home Play FIG. 1 2|F-------|--------| 1|b-------|--------| Piano Solo (trill notes not included): 5|abb-b-----|baF-e-----|efed--d---d---|d-------------| 4|----------|----------|----b--b---b--|-bgFe---------| 2|----------|d-------d-|--------------|e-----efed--d-| 1|b-------b-|----------|b---------b---|----------b---| For this solo, there are trill notes at the beginning of each bar. For the first bar, the note is: F(#). For the second bar, it is a. At the beginning of the third bar, the trill note is d with the notes in the middle of the bar both being b. The trill note at the beginning of the fourth bar is also a b. This is the long bit with the chords. I can't be bothered to write out the rhythm, so I'll just write the name of the chord and how to play it. Each chord lasts for one bar: [b5]4|F| [d5]4|a| [b5]4|F| [d5]4|a     3|b|     4|d|      3|b|      4|d     2|F|     2|a|      2|F|      2|a     1|b|     2|d|      1|b|      2|d [b5]4|b| (yes, that [d5]4|a [AA
]4|e     4|F| is what I      4|d     4|C     2|F| meant!)        2|a     3|a     1|b|                 2|d     2|a                                  1|a [AA
]4|e   [EE
]4|G   [BB
]4|F [F#F#
]4|F    4|C      4|e      4|D      4|C    3|a      3|b      3|b      3|A    2|a      3|e      2|b      2|F    1|a      2|e      1|b      1|F [AA
]4|e   [bb
]4|F   [AA
]4|   [bb
]4|F    4|C      4|D      4|      4|D    3|a      3|b      3|      3|b    2|a      2|b      2|      2|b    1|a      1|b      1|      1|b [AA
]4|e   [EE
]4|e   [?]4|e   [AA
]4|e    4|C      3|b      4|C      4|C    3|a      3|G      3|A      3|a    2|a      2|e      2|e      2|e    1|a      1|e      1|e      1|e [EE
]4|e   [bb
]4|D   [F#F#
]4|C [EE
]3|b    3|b      3|b       3|A     3|G    3|G      3|F       3|F     3|e    2|e      2|b       2|F     2|e    1|e      1|b       1|F     1|e [Eaug6]4|d     3|G     3|e     2|e     1|e [bb
]4|D [F#F#
]4|C [EE
]3|b [Eaug6]4|d    3|b      3|A     3|G        3|G    3|F      3|F     3|e        3|e    2|b      2|F     2|e        2|e    1|b      1|F     1|e        1|e [bb
]4|D [bb
]4|D    4|b     4|b    3|F     3|F    2|b     2|b    1|b     1|b    when I find all of the [F#F#
]                     [EE
] reasons, maybe I'll find ...       [bb
] find another day, [F#F#
]                      [EE
]     with all the changing...        [bb
]                    [F#F#
]        [EE
] of my life, maybe I'll get it right, next time. [bb
]                         [F#F#
]    And now that you've been broken...                   [EE
] Got your head out of the...           [bb
] Back down on the...           [F#F#
] You don't talk...               [EE
] And you don't walk...    [bb
]             [F#F#
] [EE
] Anymore. And what for? I'll write in the solos at the end. But the chord sequence through the solo, goes something like this (all chords last for one bar): B, G#m, F#, E, Eaug6, B, F#, E, Eaug6, B. [BB
]                      [F#F#
]    When I jump in to the...                   [EE
] Too many times to make...              [bb
] I'm out here on ...         [F#F#
] Drifting all...       [EE
]                   [bb
] If it doesn't show, give it...                     [F#F#
] [EE
] To read between the lines. [G#5]              [F#5]          [E5] [F#5]    'cos I see the storm getting closer [G#5]        [F#5]              [E5] [F#5]     And the waves they get so high, [G#5]           [F#5]             [E5]        [F#5]     Seems everything we've ever known's here, [G#5]            [F#5]           [E5]     Why must it drift away and die. [C#5], [A5], [F#F#
], 4|---------C|------eC--|---------C|----------| 3|b-b-b-aGa-|b-b-b-b---|b-b-b-aGa-|b-b-b-b---| 3|F-F-F-F---|F-F-F-F---|F-F-F-F---|F-F-F-F---| 2|b-b-b-b---|b-b-b-b---|b-b-b-b---|b-b-b-b---| The next part of the song is the dolphin sound style solo. You can't really do it on piano, but the nearest you can get, is to play chords [BB
] and [AA
], and play around with the notes F#, G#, C#, and B. It does that for 7 bars, then starts the second main end solo which is also at the end. Rather than doing chords as backing I play octaves of these notes in the following sequence: 2|b-b-b-b-|b-b-b-b-|F-F-F-F-|e-e-e-e-|b-b-F-F-| 1|b-b-b-b-|b-b-b-b-|F-F-F-F-|e-e-e-e-|b-b-F-F-| 2|b-b-b-b3|e-e-e-e2|a-a-a-a-|a-a-a-a-|b-b-b-b-| 1|b-b-b-b2|e-e-e-e1|a-a-a-a-|a-a-a-a-|b-b-b-b-| 2|b-b-b-b-| 1|b-b-b-b-| [BB
]                          [F#F#
]    I'll never find anyone to ...                    [EE
] Guess I'll have to make...      [BB
]            [F#F#
]   [EE
] This time ' oh this time,            [EE
]. [E5], [C#5], [E5] Without you. [B5], [A#5], [G#5]          [F#5]             [EE
]   [F#5]                  I knew the storm was getting closer, [G#5]        [F#5]              [EE
] [F#5]    And all my friends said I was high, [G#5]       [F#5]            [EE
]        [F#5]    But everything We've ever known's here, [G#5]      [F#5]        [EE
]    I never wanted it to die. I'm not sure about the ending chords, but they can't be too hard to work out. The very last chord is a B. Now for the solos. Both of the solos are very tricky and hard to get your fingers around. I'm still grasping them, but I know how they go: Solo 1 (after 'you don't walk so proud, anymore, and what for?'): 5|-------------C--|C------------C--|F-D---C----C----| 4|b---------FGb-bG|----b-b---FGb-bG|----------b-AbAG| 6|----------------|----------------|-------------C--| 5|-------------Ce-|eFaFaFGbbbabbaba|b---------FGb-bG| 4|FGeFCe--FeFGb---|----------------|----------------| 6|C------------C--|CD--F-------C-Fe|-eD-eDeCDCDDCC--| 5|--b-b-----FGb-bG|------b---b-----|--------------bG| 6|D---------------CDeD|F------e|D-------| 5|--------------------|--------|--------|                                    When I find all of the reasons. . . Solo 2: After 7 bars of the dolphin style sound which I wrote above, it comes to this solo. There a lot of demi-semi-quavers in this solo and I've decided that it would be easier to read if they weren't added in. But they are quite easy to work out: 6|----------------|F--aF------aFed-|F--aF------aFed-| 5|dC--dC-d-C---C--|---------------b|---------------b| 4|--bG--b---bGb-bG|----------------|----------------| 6|d--C------------|----------------|----------------| 5|----b-----a-F-ed|----eF--------d-|----F-aed---efed| 4|----------------|b-------F---ab--|b---------------| 6|--------Cd-CdeFe|aeFaeFeFFed-d---|----------------| 5|eFabbFab--b-----|-----------b--ba|bbaFaFeded--Fede| 4|----------------|----------------|----------ba----| 5|F-------|
Song Chord Charts:
F#7
B
A
D
E
b
F#


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