System Of A Down:

: System Of A Down - "Shimmy"










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MIDI







Shimmy

System Of A Down



Track 11 on the American Recordings record "Toxicity"
Words & Music by Serj Tankian

[http://www.systemofadown.com]

-Dropped D tuning (CGCFAD)
-Heavy distorted ('trash metal')

x=palm mute
/=slide down
\=slide up

(intro x 13; drums enter on 5th time)
D------------------
A------------------
F------------------
C------------------
G------------------
C--3-2-0-2-3-2-0-2-
   x x x x x x x x (slowly release palm mute)

(2nd part of intro x 3)
D----------------------------
A----------------------------
F----------------------------
C--6/2-2-2--2-2-2\6-6-6--6-6-
G--6/2-2-2--2-2-2\6-6-6--6-6-
C--6/2-2-2--2-2-2\6-6-6--6-6-

(still 2nd part of intro, 4th time)

D---------------------
A---------------------
F---------------------
C--6/2-2-2--2-2--6666-
G--6/2-2-2--2-2--6666-
C--6/2-2-2--2-2--6666-
                 xxxx

(verse1)
D-----------|    |---|   ----------------------
A-----------|    |---|   ----------------------
F-----------|    |---|   ----------------------
C-----------|x 3 |---|   ----------------------
G--3-2-0-2--|    |-3-|   ----------------------
C--3-2-0-2--|    |-3-|	 -14-15-14-12-10-9-7-6-

D-----------|    |---|   -------------------------------
A-----------|    |---|   -------------------------------
F-----------|    |---|   -------------------------------
C-----------|x 3 |---|   -------------------------------
G--3-2-0-2--|    |-3-|   -------------------------------
C--3-2-0-2--|    |-3-|   -14-15-18-19-18h19p18-15-14-12-

D-----------|    |---|   ----------------------
A-----------|    |---|   ----------------------
F-----------|    |---|   ----------------------
C-----------|x 3 |---|   ----------------------
G--3-2-0-2--|    |-3-|   ----------------------
C--3-2-0-2--|    |-3-|	 -14-15-14-12-10-9-7-6-

D-----------|    |---|   -------------------------------------------
A-----------|    |---|   -------------------------------------------
F-----------|    |---|   -------------------------------------------
C-----------|x 3 |---|   -------------------------------------------
G--3-2-0-2--|    |-3-|   -------------------------------------------
C--3-2-0-2--|    |-3-|	 14-15-18-19-18-15-14-15-14-12-10-9-7-9-7-5-

(chorus)
(same as 2nd part of intro)

(verse2)
(same as verse1)

(chorus x 2)

(bridge)
D---------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------
F---------------------------------------------
C--2----2----2----2----2--2--2--2--2--2--2222-
G--2----2----2----2----2--2--2--2--2--2--2222-
C--2----2----2----2----2--2--2--2--2--2--2222-
					 xxxx
D-----------------------
A-----------------------
F-----------------------
C----------------------- (x 6)
G-----------------------
C--14-15-14-12-10-9-7-6-
    x  x  x  x  x x x x (slowly release palm mute & use a few artificial
harmonics)

(outro)
D-----------|    |---|
A-----------|    |---|
F-----------|    |---|
C-----------|x 3 |---|
G--3-2-0-2--|    |-3-|
C--3-2-0-2--|    |-3-|

(note: the ending riffs of the verse could be played on G-string, but Daron
plays them on C, so.. do whatever you want)

(verse1)
(chorus)
(verse2)
(chorus)
(bridge)
(outro)

(Own work of Jordy Licht: enf.licht@wanadoo.nl)
questions and / or comments? Please let me know...



Shimmy



Education, fornication, in you are, Go,
Education, subjugation, now you're out, Go,
Education, fornication, in you are, Go,
Don't be late for school again boy

I think me, I want life,
I think me, I want a house and a wife,
I want to shimmy- shimmy- shimmy through the break of dawn, yeah.

Education, fornication, in you are, Go,
Education, subjugation, now you're out, Go,
Education, fornication, in you are, Go,
Don't be late for school again girl

I think me, I want life,
I think me, I want a house and a wife,
I want to shimmy- shimmy- shimmy through the break of dawn, yeah.
I think me, I want life,
I think me, I want a house and a wife,
I want to shimmy- shimmy- shimmy through the break of dawn, yeah.

Indoctrination, of a nation,
Indoctrination of a nation,
Subjugation of damnation,
Subjugation of damna?

Don't be late for school again boy,
Don't be late for school again girl,
Don't be late for school again boy,
Don't be late for school again girl.