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(@lumberjack088)
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This is a great song either version.... Anyone have the chords and strum pattern for this ?

Frank

ARRRRRR Beware the scurvy !!!!


   
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(@larro123)
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I've never attempted to write tab before so I don't know how to explain the picking pattern, other than it's arpeggiated chords, just imitate the sound on the record.

I play it starting with a C, G. Am, Am7............begin by putting your index finger on the C on the second string like you're playing a c chord then "walk" into it by playing the open A (5th)string, then 2nd fret (B), and finally third fret (C) and you're into the full C chord.

I hope this helps.

Larry


   
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(@marshall)
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tuned 1/2 step down
(Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)

Key:
/ - slide
> - hammer on
^ - full bend
` - half bend
v - vibrato
. - let ring

Intro: (clean) x2

|-------------------------------------------------------------3------|
|-------------1-------------------------------1---------1-------1----|
|-------0-------0---0---------0---------2-------2---2-----2----------|
|---------2-------2-----0-------0---0-----2-------2---------2--------|
|-0-2-3-----3-------------2-------2---0-----0---------0-----------0-2|
|---------------------3-----3----------------------------------------|

Then this along with the intro: (clean) x2

|-----------------------------------------------------------3--------|
|-----------1-------------------------------1-------1-----------1----|
|-------0-------0---0-------0-----------2-------2-------2------------|
|---------2-------2-----0-------0---0-----2-------2-------2----------|
|-0-2-3-------------------2-------2---0---------------------------0-2|
|---------------------3----------------------------------------------|

Then both of those riffs plus this: (light distortion)

|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------2-------------------------------------------------|
|-0-2-3------3--------------------2-0------0-----0--0------0------0-2|
|--------------------3-------3---------------------------------------|

Verse:
The clean riffs play along with eachother 4 times

Interlude: (Heavy distortion) x2

|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-0-2--3------5b7r5-3---------5b7r5-3-(0)----------------------------|
|----------------------3---------------5-----0--3--0--3//5-------0---|

Verse 2: Same as first verse

Chorus: (Heavy Distortion) x4

|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--10-----------105--5-----------5---7-----------------7--------x---|
|--10-----------105--5-----------5---7-----------------7--------x---|
|--8------------8\3--3-----------3---5----------0-3-0--5--------x---|

Verse 3: same as other verses

Chorus: same as first chorus

Solo: Over the chords Ab, Cb,and Gb

|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------5-7--7^vvvvvvvvvvvv--7^7-5--7-----------------7^7-5-----------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------7....-|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------8-----------------------------------------------------|
|----8-10-10------10----------20---------20--------------------------|
|-/9--------------------17-19-19^vvvvvvv---19^19--17--19----19^19-17-|
|--------------------/19---------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------17--19``20``20^`21--20^----17--------------------------------------------17--|
|---20`22vvvvv-17-----------------------------17--20`22vvvvvvv--20^20-17-20-------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------19`21----|
|-19------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------17--------------17---------17----------------|
|-20`-------------20`-------------20`----17--17-20`----------|
|---------19`21vv---------1921vv-------------------------5-7-|
|------------------------------------------------------7-----|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------5------------------------------------------------|
|--------------10-----------------------5--8`10vvvv-------------------------------------|
|-7^`9vvvvvv--------7^7---5-7^7vvvv-7`--------------------------------------------17-19-|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------17-17>19-------|
|--------------------------------------------------------15-17--17/19-19----------------|
|----------------------------------------------------/17--------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------20---------------20-------------20`22vvvvvvv--8--------------------|
|-19`21vvvv---------19^19------------19^19-17--------------------7^7--5-------------|
|-------------/19--------------------------------------------------------7----------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------0-2-|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Then play interlude again
Then verse
Then chorus

All you know about me is what I've sold you. I sold out long before you ever heard my name.
I sold my soul to make a record, Dip sh#t, And you bought one. ~Maynard James Keenan~


   
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(@jonnyt)
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SIMPLE MAN – LYNYRD SKYNYRD (SIMPLE VERSION - TUNE DOWN 1/2 STEP)

INTRO PART 1 (2X): (* = single strum of chord)

5/Ab |-0-2-3-| C* |-3-2-----------------0-| Am ' ' ' ' '
6/Eb |----------------------3-| G* |-2-3---|

INTRO PART 2 (2X): | Am ' C | C ' ' G | G ' ' Am | Am ' ' ' |

VERSE 1:

[Am] MY MOMMA [C]TOLD ME, [G] WHEN I WAS [Am]YOUNG

COME SIT BE[C]SIDE, [G] MY ONLY [Am]SON

AND LISTEN [C]CLOSELY, [G] TO WHAT I [Am]SAY

AND IF YOU [C]DO THIS, IT WILL [G]HELP YOU, SOME_[Am] SUNNY DAY

INTRO PART 2 (2X): | Am ' C | C ' ' G | G ' ' Am | Am ' ' ' |

VERSE 2:

OH TAKE YOUR [C]TIME, [G] DON'T LIVE TOO [Am]FAST

TROUBLES WILL [C]COME, [G] AND THEY WILL [Am]PASS

GO FIND A [C]WOMAN, [G] AND YOU'LL FIND [Am]LOVE

AND DON'T FOR[C]GET SON, THERE IS [G]SOMEONE, UP_[Am] ABOVE

CHORUS:

AND BE A [C]SIMPLE_[G]_, KIND OF [Am]MAN,

OR BE [C]SOMETHIN', [G] YOU LOVE AND UNDER[Am]STAND

BABY BE A [C]SIMPLE_[G]_, KIND OF [Am]MAN,

OH WON'T YOU [C]DO THIS, FOR ME [G]SON, IF YOU [Am]CAN [C] [G] [Am]

VERSE 3:

FORGET YOUR [C]LUST, [G] FOR THE RICH MAN'S [Am]GOLD

ALL THAT YOU [C]NEED, [G] IS IN YOUR [Am]SOUL

AND YOU CAN [C]DO THIS, OH [G]BABE, IF YOU [Am]TRY

ALL THAT I [C]WANT FOR YOU MY [G]SON, IS TO [Am]BE SATISFIED

CHORUS: (with a second C – G - Am progression at the end)

VERSE 4:

BOY DON'T YOU [C]WORRY, [G] YOU'LL FIND YOUR[Am]SELF

FOLLOW YOUR [C]HEART, [G] AND NOTHIN' [Am]ELSE

AND YOU CAN [C]DO THIS, OH [G]BABE, IF YOU [Am]TRY

ALL THAT I [C]WANT FOR YOU MY [G]SON, IS TO [Am]BE SATISFIED

CHORUS: (add a 2nd C–G-Am at the end, end on single Am arpeggio strum)

E doesn't = MC2, E = Fb

Music "Theory"? "It's not just a theory, it's the way it is!"

Jonny T.


   
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