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Stabbed to Death Outside San Juan

Tabbed by FlyOnTheWall, additional help by John Dodson

Em:  022000
Am:  002210
G:   320003
C:   032010
C2:  335533
A2:  577655
Bm:  224432
F#m: 244222

Intro riff

e ---------|...|---------
B ---------|...|---------
G ---------|...|---------
D -2/5-----|...|---5/2---
A -2/5-----|...|---5/2---
E -0-------|...|---0-----

* |...| denotes a long pause, letting the strings ring out

Em riff
e ------------
B ------------
G ------------
D ------------
A -0/2--------
E -----0------

THUMP Pattern
e -3-3x-3-3x-3-3x-3-3x-x-x-
B -0-0x-0-0x-0-0x-0-0x-x-x-
G -0-0x-0-0x-0-0x-0-0x-x-x-
D -0-0x-0-0x-0-0x-0-0x-x-x-
A -2-2x-2-2x-2-2x-2-2x-x-x-
E -3-3x-3-3x-3-3x-3-3x-x-x-

This is the "thump" pattern for the instrumental parts. I only tabbed it out for G but it's the same pattern for each chord. 
*The x just means mute the strings, but then at the end you can strum the muted strings a couples times. Again, just listen to the song to get the rhythm.

Intro riff, then Em + riff a few times

The winter's wet, and the summer's hot
       Am                   C         Em, riff
Take a match in Puerto Rico, why not
Power and adrenaline flowing like amber
         Am                     C
From the recesses of the earth, put on your waders
    Bm                         C2
And twitch when the water runs high sometimes
Am                        Em
Twitch when the tide ebbs low

See the sights, maybe go downtown
Am                                    C                       Em
Sometimes you get some heat, sometimes it follows you around

spiffy riffy x2
e -1p0-----------------------------0----
B ------1p0------------------------0----
G ----------0h1p0------------------0----
D ------------------1p0------------2----
A -----------------------1p0-------2----
E -----------------------------0---0----

When the blade hits the bone, everybody hears it sing
Am                                 C
Shower room full of people, no one hears a goddamned thing
  Bm                           C2
A twitch when the current runs wild sometimes
Am                      Em
Twitch when the contact howls

THUMP Pattern for these chords:
G F#m Em Em
G F#m Em Em

All that racket out there in the arena
Am                 C                         Em, riff
I’m on a stretcher, here come the cleaners
And the sky goes dark and there I am
Am                                   C
Climbing down the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram
  ?                        C2
I drop from the top of my tall steel cage
Am                   Em
Drop to the concrete floor

Thump time again
G F#m Em Em
G A2 Em Em

spiffy riffy x2, end on Em
e ---------------------------0--0----
B ----------------------1p0-----2----
G -----------------1p0----------2----
D ----------0h1p0---------------0----
A ------1p0---------------------0----
E -1p0--------------------------0----
John, is this one upside-down?
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