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white stripes - i fought piranhas

----------------------------------- | I Fought Piranhas | | Words and Music by Jack White | | Tabbed by Patrick Ferris | ----------------------------------- Open E Tuning E B E G# B E OR Open D Tuning D A D F# A D capo 2nd fret ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Tab Definitions: | | E5: 000xxx (open tuning) or 022xxx (standard) | | G5: 333xxx (open) or 533xxx (standard) | |F#5: 222xxx (open) or 422xxx (standard) | | h: Hammer onto note | | p: Pull off of note | | b: Bend to note | | /: Slide to note | | ~: Vibrato (with slide) | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Like in Suzy Lee, Jack plays rhythm guitar behind Johnny Walker, who plays slide. Jack is playing in Standard tuning. During breaks I combined both guitars into one part for simplicity. INTRO: SLIDE RIFF (Johnny): E|--------12-12/------3-0------ B|--10/12----12---------------- G#|--10/12---------------------- E|----------------------------- B|----------------------------- E|---------------3-2------3-2-- Over SLIDE RIFF (Jack): E|----------(3)-5/7-0-- B|--------------------- G#|--------------------- E|--------------------- B|--------------------- E|-0-3b--0------------- VERSE 1: (SLIDE RIFF, with 0-3b--0 from Jack's guitar) Well, I hold the rope And I hold the sail And I kept my papers To keep from land' in jail And I fought piranhas And I fought the cold There was no one with me G5 F#5 I was all alone, yeah BREAK 1: E5 E|-----------------12----------12-12/---------3/---------------12-12-------12-12/---------------- B|--------10-10/12----10-10/12----12---------(3)---------10/12-------10/12----12----------------- G#|--------10-10/12----10-10/12---------------------------10/12-------10/12----------------------- E|-2-2-2-------------------------------2-2-2------2-2-2----------------------------2-2-2--------- B|-2-2-2-------------------------------2-2-2------2-2-2----------------------------2-2-2--------- E|-0-0-0-------------------------------0-0-0------0-0-0----------------------------0-0-0--3-2-0-- Yeah! SOLO 1: Johnny plays P.M. E5 chords under Jack E|-------------------------------------------------------------------0-----3-0----------------------------------- B|----------------------------------------------------8-10-10b11b10----3-0----------3------3--------3------------ G#|-/12-12~-14b-14b15b14-12-14-12b13b12-------13~--/9----------------------------3/4----3/4---4--3h4---4p2p0-2-0-- E|-------------------------------------14-14--------------------------------------------------------------------- B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VERSE 2: Well, it's Easter morning now And there's no one around So I unroll the sermon And walk into the town There was no one with me I was all alone And I fought piranhas And I fought the cold, yeah BREAK 2: Jack E5 E|--------0-0---0-------------------------0---0---3b-0---0-3-0-3p0-0-------------------3-5b-5-3-5-5-5b--------- B|------------3-----3-3---------------------3---0------3---------------------------3/5------------------------- G#|----------------4-----4p2p0-2b3------------------------------------3b---------4b----------------------------- E|-2-2-2---------------------------2-2-2---------------------------------2-2-2--------------------------2-2-2-- B|-2-2-2---------------------------2-2-2---------------------------------2-2-2--------------------------2-2-2-- E|-0-0-0---------------------------0-0-0---------------------------------0-0-0--------------------------0-0-0-- SOLO 2: This time Jack plays a decending 3-2-0 on the low E string while Johnny solos with a slide E|----------12-------12-------------10/--------12-12----------12--0-------12-12-------12-----------0-- B|-10-10/12------------------------------10/12-------10-10/12-----0-10/12-------10/12--------------0-- G#|-10-10/12----10/12----10-10/12---------10/12-------10-10/12-----0-10/12-------10/12----10/12-----0-- E|-------------------------------12------------------------------------------------------------12----- B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VERSE 3: Well, you know what it's like I don't gotta tell ya Who puts up a fight Walkin' out of hell, now When you fought piranhas And you fought the cold An' there's nobody with you Yes, you're all alone, yeah BREAK 3: Jack plays the E5 chords and Johnny plays the acending slide, hitting the high A and D strings alternately E5 E|-------0h2/--------------------12-12-12-- B|-------0h2/------------------------------ G#|----------------------------------------- E|-2-2-2-----2-2-2-----2-2-2-----2--2--2--- B|-2-2-2-----2-2-2-----2-2-2-----2--2--2--- E|-0-0-0-----0-0-0-----0-0-0-----0--0--0--- E|---------------12--12-------------- B|----------------------12----------- G#|-------------------------10/12----- E|---------10/12-----------------12-- B|----------------------------------- E|-3-2-0-----------------------------
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