SOUNDGARDEN

Burden In My Hand

Tuning (low to high): CGCGGE

Figure 1 - 4X> Strumming rhythm - Clean tone - Doubled by Mandolin

Follow me into the desert as thirsty as you are
Crack a smile and cut your mouth and drown in alcohol
Cause down below the truth is lying beneath the river bed
So quench yourself and drink the water that flows below her head
E-------0--0-0---0---0-----3-3-5-3-3---3-3-0-----5-5-x---3-3-3-0-0-0-0-0
G-------5--5-5---5---5-----3-3-5-3-3---3-3-0-----5-5-x---3-3-3-0-0-0-0-0
G-------0--0-0---0---0-----3-3-3-3-3---3-3-0-----5-5-x---3-3-3-0-0-0-0-0
C------------------------------------0-----------3-3-x---3-3-3-0-0-0-0-0
G---5-5--------5--------5-5------------------3-3-3-3-x-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-0
C--------------------------------------------------------------0-0-0-0-0

E--2-0--0-0-0-0-0---
G--2-0--0-0-0-0-0---
G--2-0--0-0-0-0-0---
C--0-0--0-0-0-0-0---
G--0-0--0-0-0-0-0---
C--0-0--0-0-0-0-0---
Figure 2 > Strumming Rythm - Slight distortion
oh no
There she goes
E----------------3--3-x-x-3(/s)5-5-5-x-x-----------------
G----------------3--3-x-x-3(/s)5-5-5-x-x------------------
G----------------3--3-x-x-3(/s)5-5-5-x-x-0--5-5-5-4-4-4---   --> 2X,then:
C----------------3--3-x-x-3(/s)5-5-5-x-x-2--2-2-2-2-2-2---       
G--0(h)5(p)3(p)0-3--3-x-x-3(/s)5-5-5-x-x-0----------------
C--------------------------------------------------------


Out in the sunshine...
E----------------3-3-x-x-3(/s)5-5-5-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-3--5-3--3-3(/s)5-
G----------------3-3-x-x-3(/s)5-5-5-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-3--5-3--3-3(/s)5-
G----------------3-3-x-x-3(/s)5-5-5-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-3--5-3--3-3(/s)5-
C----------------3-3-x-x-3(/s)5-5-5-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-3--3-3--3-3(/s)5-
G--0(h)5(p)3(p)0-3-3-x-x-3(/s)5-5-5-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-3--3-3--3-3(/s)5-
C-----------------------------------3-5-5-5-5-5-5-3--3-3--3-3(/s)5-

sun is mine , sun is....mine
E-5-5-5-3-3-3-5-3--3-3(/s)5-5-5-5-5-3-3-3--5-3--0-5-3----
G-5-5-5-3-3-3-5-3--3-3(/s)5-5-5-5-5-3-3-3--5-3--0-5-3----
G-5-5-5-3-3-3-5-3--3-3(/s)5-5-5-5-5-3-3-3--5-3--0-0-0----  --> let ring, drums
C-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-3--3-3(/s)5-5-5-5-5-3-3-3--3-3--0-0-0----      come in, then:
G-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-3--3-3(/s)5-5-5-5-5-3-3-3--3-3--0-0-0----         
C-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-3--3-3(/s)5-5-5-5-5-3-3-3--3-3--0-0-0----
Figure 3a - 2X> Heavy distortion - Strumming Rythm
I shot my love today would you cry for me
I lost my head again would you lie for me
E--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-x-x-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-x-x-8-8-8-
G--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-x-x-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-x-x-8-8-8-
G--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-x-x-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-x-x-8-8-8-
C--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-x-x-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-x-x-8-8-8-
G--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-x-x-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-x-x-8-8-8-
C--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-x-x-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-x-x-8-8-8-

E-x-3-3-3-3-x-x-10-x-x-6-5-5-5-5--
G-x-3-3-3-3-x-x-10-x-x-6-5-5-5-5--
G-x-3-3-3-3-x-x-10-x-x-6-5-5-5-5-- 
C-x-3-3-3-3-x-x-10-x-x-6-5-5-5-5--
G-x-3-3-3-3-x-x-10-x-x-6-5-5-5-5--
C-x-3-3-3-3-x-x-10-x-x-6-5-5-5-5--
Play figure1 - 4X with these lyrics:

Close your eyes and bow your head I need a little sympathy
Fear is strong and love's for everyone who isn't me
Kill your health and kill yourself and kill everything you love
And if you live you can fall to pieces and suffer with my ghost

Figure 3b - 4 X (same as fig.2a with these lyrics):

I shot my love today would you cry for me
I lost my head again would you lie for me
I left her in the hand just a burden in my hand
I lost my head again would you cry for me

Bridge> Slight distortion - Let ring

It's just a burden in my hand
It's just an anchor in my heart
It's just a tumor in my head
And I'm in the dark
E--8-10-11---3-5-3---3-5-6---6-8-9---3-5-6---3-5-3---x-x-10-x-x-6-5--
G--8-10-11---3-5-3---3-5-6---6-8-9---3-5-6---3-5-3---x-x-10-x-x-6-5--
G--8-10-11---3-5-3---3-5-6---6-8-9---3-5-6---3-5-3---x-x-10-x-x-6-5--
C--8---------3-------3-------6-------3-------3-------x-x-10-x-x-6-5--
G--8---------3-------3-------6-------3-------3-------x-x-10-x-x-6-5--
C--8---------3-------3-------6-------3-------3-------x-x-10-x-x-6-5--
>Play figure1 - 2X

So follow me into the desert as desperate as you are >Play figure 2 - 1X

>Play figure 3b - 1X

>Outro: Let ring

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G--8-8-8-x-x-3-3-3-3-x-x-10-x-x-6-5--5-5-5-x-x-0-0-5-3----
G--8-8-8-x-x-3-3-3-3-x-x-10-x-x-6-5--5-5-5-x-x-0-0-5-3----  
C--8-8-8-x-x-3-3-3-3-x-x-10-x-x-6-5--5-5-5-x-x-0-0-0-0----
G--8-8-8-x-x-3-3-3-3-x-x-10-x-x-6-5--5-5-5-x-x-0-0-0-0----
C--8-8-8-x-x-3-3-3-3-x-x-10-x-x-6-5--5-5-5-x-x-0-0-0-0----
There are some simple fills during figure 3a & b that I didn't include in this transcription. However, they are pretty easy to figure out.

Sent by Ridd Sorensen (rasorens@acs.ucalgary.ca).