SANTERIA by Sublime
Transcribed by Jeremy Roswell ([email protected])
I got sick of asking for the tab so I bought the CD and here's my
rendition of Sublime's "Santeria". The lyrics in the CD insert are slightly
different from what Bradley actually sings so I changed them below to
get as close as I could to the actual words sung. All the chords should be
barred. The E on the 7th fret, the Ab on the 4th, the Dbm also on the 4th
and the B on either the 2nd or more conveniently the 7th. The chords in the
song might all be power chords, I'm not really sure. I put the chords along
with the first verse and chorus so you could get the idea. Each chord is
strummed and muted four times in the verses. The chorus riff I have included
below is not exactly accurate as is my intro but they are pretty close. I'll
try and get the solo later but I'm not sure I can do it with my acoustic.
E Ab
e-------------------- e----------------
b-------------------- b---4------------
g-----9-------9-9---- g-----5----------
d---9---9---------9-- d-------6--------
a-7-------7-7-------7 a-----------6-2-4
e-------------------- e-4-------4------
Dbm B
e-------------------- e---2------------
b-----------5-------- b-----4----------
g-----6-------6------ g-------4--------
d---6---6-------6---- d----------------
a-4-------4---------- a-2-------2------
e-------------------- e----------------
E, Ab, Dbm, B
Verse 1:
E Ab
I don't practice santeria I ain't got no crystal ball
Dbm B
I had a million dollars but I'd, I'd spend it all
E Ab
If I could find that Heina and that Sancho she's found
Dbm B
Well I'd pop a cap in Sancho and I'd slap her down
A B E Dbm
All I really wanna know my baby
A B E Dbm A
All I really wanna say I can't define
B E Dbm
It's love that I need
But my soul will have to
Verse 2:
Wait 'till I get back, find a Heina of my own
Daddy's gonna love one and all
I feel the break, feel the break, feel the break
And I gotta live it up
Oh yeah, uh huh, well I swear that I
All I really wanna know my baby
All I really wanna say I can't define
That love will make it go
My soul will have to...
All I really wanna say my baby
All I really wanna say is I've got mine
And I'll make it yes I'm comin' up
Tell Sanchito that if
Verse 3:
He knows what is good for him he best go run and hide
Daddy's got a new 45
And I won't think twice to stick that barrel straight down Sancho's throat
Believe me when I say that I've got something for his punk ass
Well I really wanna know my baby
What I really wanna say is there's just one way back
And I'll make it
yeah my soul will have to wait
Chorus Riff:
A B E Dbm
From: Henry Nicholson
As close as I could come to it at least. Oh, well, I think I
did a damn good job on it, but you don't have to. Toy with it
some and try to make it sound better. The intro was all I got,
but it was worth it anyway. Have fun...
..let the last note ring until the verse breaks in with
abunch of chords and such.


From [email protected] Thu May 8 14:15:29 1997
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 1997 13:36:17 -0800 (PST)
From: chris adkins
To: [email protected]
Subject: tab: "santeria" by sublime
^Хtranscribed & written by chris adkins ([email protected])
^Хthe last guy who tabbed this didnt get all of it, but he
did get some parts. he tried. they have programs for that, i
think. anyway, i got most of the solo here and other
^Уrevisions^Ф , but if you have the audacity to complain about
my work, you can flame me at [email protected] on with
tha^Т tab.
^Хthis is obviously a 2- guitar song, but if you have just
yourself, than start w/ g1, play g2 during the verse and
then switch back for the solo and choruses. for the
choruses, you might want to try to throw in some extra bass
notes (by playing the roots of the chord shape used for the
riff) for a fuller sound if you only have one guitarist. if
you are playing w/ a bassist, don^Тt bother...
^Хstd tuning
^Хintro- guitar 1- clean elec.- let ring throughout
E5 Ab
Dbm B
^Хverse- guitar 2- clean elec. hits whole chord on each
beat and unfret left hand immediately producing a
quarter-note staccato (choppy) rhythm.
E Ab Dbm B
|/ / / / |/ / / / |/ / / / |/ / / / |
^Хchorus- guitar 2, using the same strumming method as in
the verse, repeats the following-
A B E Dbm
|/ / / / |/ / / / |
-guitar 1 repeats this riff.
^Хsolo- guitar 1 played with guitar 2 playing verse rhythm-
-this is an approximation, some parts are ^Уiffy^Ф and sound
decent cuz i filled in the fast parts that i couldn^Тt exactly
transcribe with other notes from the soloing scale that Brad
uses (major penatonic in E).
for the last part of the chorus before the solo hit an E5
before playing the solo itself.
by the way, the end of each line of tab does not mean the
end of the measure...
the first part under the ^У*====*^Ф i^Тm unsure about, and the
second part under the ^У*====*^Ф is definetely wrong, but it
doesn^Тt sound too bad.
^Хoutro- guitar 1, subtituting an E5 for the last part of the
final chorus, the plays smoothly with a ^Уslowing down^Ф feel-
Eb5 Db5 B5 A5 B5 E?
|/ / / / |/ / ~~~

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