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The White Stripes tabs for Top special

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Top Special
 Words and Music by Jack White
 Tabbed by Anthony Griffin (Reynolds1203)
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| Tab Definitions:										  |
|  F5: 133xxx											  |
| Ab5: 466xxx											  |
| Bb5: 688xxx (or x133xx)									  |
|  h: Hammer onto note										  |
|  p: Pull off of note										  |
|  b: Bend note                                                                                   |
| NC: No chord played                                                                             |
|  X: Strumming all strings muted								  |
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This is my first tab, i know the solo isn't exactly correct but i put in just to give you the general idea of

which notes are played, and the marimba is pretty subtle taking the backseat to Jack's heavily distorted guitar

most of the time, so i've left that out.  PLEASE RATE


INTRO:
    A chord diagramF5F5   A chord diagramF5F5    A chord diagramAb5Ab5 A chord diagramBb5Bb5        A chord diagramF5F5                A chord diagramF5F5
e|------------------------------------------------------|        [Riff 1]
A chord diagramBB|------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--3----3------6-8-----------3-3--3------------3-3--3--| [This is the main riff of the song and is played
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--3----3------6-8-----------3-3--3------------3-3--3--| during the verse, the solo and sped up during the
A chord diagramE MajorE|--1----1------4-6-----------1-1--1------------1-1--1--| other parts]

    Top special baby!               Top!               Top!
    A chord diagramF5F5   A chord diagramF5F5    A chord diagramAb5Ab5 A chord diagramBb5Bb5        A chord diagramF5F5                A chord diagramF5F5
e|------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--3----3------6-8-----------3-3--3------------3-3--3--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--3----3------6-8-----------3-3--3------------3-3--3--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--1----1------4-6-----------1-1--1------------1-1--1--|

VERSE:
  A chord diagramF5F5  A chord diagramF5F5      A chord diagramAb5Ab5 A chord diagramBb5Bb5
  Top special ba--by!
A chord diagramF5F5    A chord diagramF5F5
  Top!  Top!
A chord diagramF5F5  A chord diagramF5F5      A chord diagramAb5Ab5 A chord diagramBb5Bb5
  		  Top special!
A chord diagramF5F5    A chord diagramF5F5
[repeat the same chords, same pattern]

Top special baby!
(You're my best friend!)
Top! Top!
Top special!
(Lets not fight ok ) (Oh yeah~)
Top special baby!
Top! Top!
Top special!
(its cool, its cool to go to school! its cool!)
Top special baby!
Top! Top!
Top special!
(Alright best friends till the end, yeah!)
Top special baby!
Top! Top!


BRIDGE:
   A chord diagramF5F5         A chord diagramAb5Ab5 A chord diagramBb5Bb5
e|---------------------------|	[Riff 2]
A chord diagramBB|---------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-3-3-3-3-3x--6-8-----------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-3-3-3-3-3x--6-8-----------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-1-1-1-1-1x--4-6-----------|(x8 fast)

If i don't go to school, i don't get to see you!
(top! top! top!)
And thats not cool
You're my best friend!


SOLO:
[continue playing Riff 2 over the Solo]

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-----------------9-11b-------------------11b-9-------------------9-11b------11b-9----11b-9---|
A chord diagramG+G|-10-10-10-10-10----------10-10-10-10-10----------10-10-10-10-10---------10--------10---------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
[Played twice then]
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------13b-----16--13------|
A chord diagramBB|-----11b-9-----11b-9-----11b-9-----11b13-11b13-11b13-11b13-11b13-11b13-----------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|--10--------10--------10--------10-----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

[I'm pretty confident this is correct up until around here, i've tried my best to figure out it out, the notes

are right but the order and timing is probably off some, just improvise using this kind of as a guide]

e|-13b-13b-13b---13b---------------------------------------------13b-16p13-16b-----18p16--16-18b-----18p16b----|
A chord diagramBB|---------------11b--11-9-11-9-11-9b-------11-9-11-9-11p9b11-9b---------------16b--------------16b--------16--|b
A chord diagramG+G|--------------------------------------10~--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                   [* Right about here the background guitar changes from Riff 2 to Riff 1]
			           Alright, everybody keep it cool! Yeah! Lets keep it cool, lets be friends!


VERSE: [riff 1 continued]
Top special baby!
Top! Top!
Top special!
(Oh Yeah!)
Top special baby!
(Oh) Top! (Yeah) Top!
Top special!

NC
what? why would you say something like that?
But you're my best friend!


OUTRO:

[Riff 2 comes in again]

i don't understand! Thats not cool, it's not cool, it's not cool!
(Top, top, top! Top, top, top!)

[Although its not actually played this little riff sounds good played over the Riff 2 during the outro]
e|-------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-1-1-1-1-1-4-6---1-1-1-1-1-6-4-------------|

(come on, we can still be friends! I don't want to be friends with him, i don't want to
friends with him either! No, okay! Aaahhhh!!!)

(And, and then we're gonna go to get an ice cream, and after school, and then together,
i'll carry your books, and then when were on the bus i'm gonna play with, i'm gonna play
and you're still my tops special riends and, and...)
Fade Out
ⓘ Guitar tab for 'Top Special' by The White Stripes, a rock band formed in 1997 from Detroit, Michigan, USA. They retired in 2011. The White Stripes was known for their rousing rock/pop music.

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