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Today

Year: 1993 - Album: Siamese Dream

	  		  
Intro/theme riff  
  
---11----13----11----15p11------  play this cutesy little riff  
------11----11----11-------11---  4x solo, then 8x with band  
--------------------------------  behind playing these dist.  
--------------------------------  chords:  
--------------------------------  
--------------------------------  
  
Eb5  Bb  Ab  
Eb5  Bb  Ab  
Eb5  Bb  C  Ab  
Eb5  Bb  Ab  
  
The lead part is as follows:  
repeat six times then do:                vib.  
---------------------   --------------------8-------  
------8-----8h9p8----   ------8-------8h9------8----  
--8-8---8-8-------8--   --8-8---8-8-8------------8--  
---------------------   ----------------------------  
---------------------   ----------------------------  
---------------------   ----------------------------  
  
Eb5  Bb          Ab  
  Today is the greatest day I've ever known  
Eb5     Bb         Ab  
  Can't live for tomorrow, tomorrow's much too long  
Eb5    Bb      Ab  
  I'll burn my eyes out  
Eb5  Bb     C  
  Before I get out  
  
F   Ab     Cm    F      Ab         Cm 
  I wanted more   than life could ever grant me  
F       Ab     Cm     F    Ab     G   D5 A  
  Bored by the chore   of saving face  
  
The lead part over the above chords is really simple, play it on  
the first and third times, over the C (8th fret) chord:  
 slow bend w/vib  
----------------  
------5b7-------  
----------------  
----------------  
----------------  
----------------  
  
Eb5  Bb         Ab   
  Today is the greatest day I've ever known  
Eb5     Bb         Ab  
  Can't wait for tomorrow, I might not have that long  
Eb5    Bb      Ab        Eb5   Bb    C  
  I'll tear my heart out    before I get out  
  
Play this lead part above the second verse (clean guitar):  
-----------------------------------------|--------------------  
-----------------------------------------|--------------------  
---------------------12-13---12h13p12----|--------------------  
---13----15----13---------------------13-|-13----15----13-----  
------13----13----13---------------------|----13----13----13--  
-----------------------------------------|--------------------  
  
------------------------------------------|--------------------  
---------------------11-------------------|--------------------  
---12-13-------------------12h13p12-------|--------------------  
---------13-------------13----------13p12-|-13----15----13-----  
------------13----13----------------------|----13----13----13--  
---------------11-------------------------|--------------------  
  
----------------------------------|-----------------------------  
--------------------11------------|-----------------------------  
--12-13-------12---------13p12----|-----------------------------  
--------13------------------------|-13----15----13----17p13-----  
-----------13----13------------13-|----13----13----13-------13--  
----------------------------------|-----------------------------  
                   dist.  vib  
--------------------------------  
-----------------------13-------  
-------------------/12----12---  
--------------------------------  
---13/15-15-15-15---------------  
--------------------------------  
  
F      Ab     Eb5        Bb  
  Pink ribbon scars that never forget  
F      Ab        Eb5    Bb  
  I've tried so hard to cleanse these regrets  
F    Ab          Eb5     Bb   
  My angel wings    were bruised and restrained  
F    Ab    G   D5 A  
  My belly stings  
  
Eb5  Bb     Eb5  Ab     Eb5  Bb     Eb5   Ab  
  Today is..  today is..  today is..  the greatest..  
Eb5     Bb         C       Ab      Eb5     Bb      C  
Day hee-yay, oo oo ooo ooo ooo.... Day hee-yay-ay, hooo...  
  
F           Ab       Cm   F          Ab       Cm 
  I want to turn you on,  I want to turn you on....  
F           Ab       Cm   F          Ab  
  I want to turn you on,  I want to turn you..  
  
Eb5  Bb         Ab        Eb5  Bb         Ab       
  Today is the greatest.... today is the greatest day  
Eb5  Bb         C         Ab   Eb5 Bb   C    Ab     Eb5    
  Today is the greatest.. day..  I have ever really known.  
  
The lead parts in the outro are the clean cutesy riff, the  
hammer-on 8th fret riff, and this:  
                                                vib sustain  
------------------------------------------15p11-------------  
-------------------------------------11---------11----------  
--12---------12h13p12----12----12h13------------------------  
-----15-13------------13----13------------------------------  
------------------------------------------------------------  
------------------------------------------------------------  
  
Then end with the Eb chord and a trem bend down.  

		  

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