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Private Idaho by The B-52's

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Before you read this tab please read these four notes:

1: This is how I play Private Idaho, In the studio version
there were overdubs making some parts (Like the intro) Impossible
to play live in the same amount of time and same speed.

2: This song can be played in normal tuning but Ricky Wilson liked
to tune his treble side strings in unison so tune your High Chord diagramE MajorE down
to a Chord diagramBB if you want more sound and play the same frets as the Chord diagramBB string.
(If you're a beginner you don't need to do this)

3: If the tab looks messed up I'm sorry. Perhaps it isn't a mess but
in the screen I submitted this in some parts looked weird. If that's
the case copy it to a text file and please try and sort it out,
This is the most accurate Private Idaho guitar tab you'll find that
doesn't mix the keyboards in with the guitar.

4: * = Mute string (Just stop playing it, This song doesn't call for
palm muting or playing blocked strings which would be marked as x)

Intro (Listen to the song to get the idea and timing)

E--------------------------------------------------------
B-----------3-5*-------0-3-5*-----------3-5*------0-3-5*-
G--------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------
E-0-0-3-3-5*----0-3-5*--------0-0-3-3-5*----0-3-5*-------

E-----------------------------
B-----------0*----------0*0---
G-----------------------------
D-----------------------------
A-----------------------------
E-0-0-3-3-5---0-0-3-3-5-------


E---------------------------------------------------
B-5-3-5-3-0-3--5-3-5--5--5-5-5--5-3--3-0--0-0-0-----
G---------------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------

E---------------------------------------------------
B-5-3-5-3-0-3--5-3-5--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0*0---
G---------------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------

E--------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------
G--------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------
E-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3------------

E--------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------
G--------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------
E-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-3-5-5-3-5----------

E-------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------3-5-----------0-3-5-----------5-3--------3-3------
G-------------------------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------
E-0-0-3-3-5-----0-0-3-3-5-------0-0-3-3-5------0-3-5----------

End Solo, This part can be a bit tricky when it comes to timing.

E--------------------------------------------
B-5-3-5-3-0-5*-5-3-5--5--5-5--3-3--0-0--0----
G--------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------

E--------------------------------------------
B-5-3--3-3--5-3--3----5-3--0-0--0-3--0-3-5---
G--------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------

End:

E--------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------
G--------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------
A-7*--7-5*--5-7*--7-5*--5-7*--7-5*--5-7*-----
E-5*--5-3*--3-5*--5-3*--3-5*--5-3*--3-5*-----

You can probably use three string power chords rather than two for the end.
It probably won't make too much of a difference.

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