Going Blind

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"Going Blind" (Simmons/Coronel) – 4:32

Originally by KISS from their 1974 album, Hotter Than Hell.

Melvins version originally appeared on the H.I.V. Groupie Hits Pack bootleg as a 1987 live recording from San Francisco, CA at the I-Beam. It was officially released as a studio recording on Houdini in 1993. Also appears on A Live History of Gluttony and Lust, 2006

Lyrics

And I know how it's to be

There is nothing more for you and I

Some are young and some are free

But I think I'm going blind


'Cause I think I'm going blind

And I know how it should be


Little lady, can't you see?

You're so young and so much different than I

I'm ninety-three, you're sixteen

Can't you see I'm going blind?


'Cause I think I'm going blind

And I know how it should be


(Solo)


'Cause I think I'm going blind

And I know how it should be


You're much younger, can't you see?

There is nothing more for you and I

I'm ninety-three, you're sixteen

And I think I'm going blind


Yes I think I'm going blind

And I know how it should be

Notes

Legend has it that Buzz sent a tape of the Melvins cover of Going Blind to Gene Simmons. When he heard how slow it was he thought his tape player had broken and bought a new one.

From: http://www.truepunk.com/interviews/the_melvins/

Q: So no truth in the rumour you sent a tape of your tranquilized version of KISS's Going Blind to Gene Simmons? I heard he listened to it then tossed out his stereo thinking it was broken!<br?> Buzzo: I don't remember sending him anything. Let's say it's true. He did do that, and then he came to our house and me and him proceeded to get excessively drunk on radiator fluid. He got hammered off his ass and took his pants off.

Guitar Tab

26 April 09 - greenhoney


(Tabbed for 2 guitars in standard tuning.)

/\ slide up-down
~  vibrato


Intro/Verse

(Guitar 1) - play 4x:
  1     2     3     4      1     2     3     4       1     2     3     4      1     2     3     4       
e|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|------------------------
b|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|------------------------
g|5--------5--5-----5-----|3--3-----3--3-----3------|------------------------|------------------------
d|5--------5--5-----5-----|3--3-----3--3-----3------|7-----------7-----7--7--|---7--7-----7--7--7-----
a|3--------3--3-----3--0--|1--1-----1--1-----1------|7-----------7-----7--7--|---7--7-----7--7--7-----
e|------------------------|-------------------------|5-----------5-----5--5--|---5--5-----5--5--5-----
e|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|------------------------
b|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|------------------------
g|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|------------------------
d|5--------5--5-----5--/--|-------------------------|2--2-----2--2-----------|------------------------
a|5--------5--5-----5--/--|------------5-----7~-----|2--2-----2--2-----------|------------------------
e|3--------3--3-----3--/--|5-----7~-----------------|0--0-----0--0---Ring----|-...(Ring...)-----------


(Guitar 2) - play 2x before Verse:
  1     2     3     4      1     2     3     4       1     2     3     4      1     2     3     4       
e|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|------------------------
b|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|------------------------
g|5--------5--5-----2--4--|7-----5------------------|------------------------|------------------------
d|5--------5--5-----2--4--|7-----5-----7--5--2------|7-----------7-----7--7--|---7--7-----7--7--7-----
a|3--------3--3-----0--2--|5-----3-----7--5--2------|7-----------7-----7--7--|---7--7-----7--7--7-----
e|------------------------|------------5--3--0------|5-----------5-----5--5--|---5--5-----5--5--5-----
e|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|------------------------
b|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|------------------------
g|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|------------------------
d|5--------5--5-----5--/--|-------------------------|2--2-----2--2-----------|------------------------
a|5--------5--5-----5--/--|------------5-----7~-----|2--2-----2--2-----------|------------------------
e|3--------3--3-----3--/--|5-----7~-----------------|0--0-----0--0----Ring---|-...(Ring...)-----------


Chorus - play 2x:

e|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
b|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
g|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
d|7-----------------------|5------------------------|2-----------------------|
a|7-----------------------|5------------------------|2-----------------------|
e|5----Ring---------------|3----Ring----------------|0----Ring---------------|


Refrain:

(Guitar 1)
                                           1st time
e|------------------------|-------------------------
b|------------------------|-------------------------
g|------------------------|-------------------------
d|7--5-----------5--------|7------------------------
a|------7--5--7-----7--5--|7 + Chorus Riff----------
e|------------------------|5------------------------
                                           2nd time
                          |-------------------------
                          |-------------------------
                          |5------------------------
                          |5------------------------
                          |3 + Verse Riff-----------
                          |-------------------------
(Guitar 2)
                                           1st time
e|5--3-----------3--------|-------------------------
b|------5--3--5-----5--3--|5----Ring----------------
g|------------------------|-------------------------
d|------------------------|-------------------------
a|------------------------|-------------------------
e|------------------------|-------------------------
                                           2nd time
                          |-------------------------
                          |-------------------------
                          |5----Ring----------------
                          |-------------------------
                          |-------------------------
                          |-------------------------


Play Verse (1st Guitar part only) 2x, then Chorus 2x


Then this Solo plays over a variation of the Verse (see below):

e|----------------------------------------|17b(19)~-~-~-~-~-~-17b(19)~-~-~-17~-17--|
b|16b(18)~---16-16-16--16--16-16b---------|----------------------------------------|
g|--------------------------------14~-----|----------------------------------------|
d|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
a|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
                                                                                   } 2x
e|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
b|15~--15-15-17\16\15--17\16\15--17\16\15-|14-16b--14-16b--14-16b~-----------------|
g|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
d|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
a|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|


Variant Verse:

  1     2     3     4      1     2     3     4       1     2     3     4      1     2     3     4       
e|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|-----------------------
b|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|-----------------------
g|5--------5--5-----5-----|3--3-----3--3-----3------|------------------------|-----------------------
d|5--------5--5-----5-----|3--3-----3--3-----3------|7-----5-----3-----2-----|5----------------------
a|3--------3--3-----3--0--|1--1-----1--1-----1------|7-----5-----3-----2-----|5--------------------/-
e|------------------------|-------------------------|5-----3-----1-----0-----|3--------------------/-
e|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
b|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
g|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
d|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------| 
a|------------5-----7~----|2--2-----2--2------------|------------------------|
e|5-----7~----------------|0--0-----0--0---Ring-----|-...(Ring...)-----------|


Song structure:

Verse 4x Chorus 2x Verse 2x Chorus 2x Solo Chorus 2x v/Verse 2x Chorus 2x v/Verse (outro) 1x