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Black Keys - Ill Be Your Man tab

THE BLACK KEYS

I'll Be Your Man (LIVE)

Key

 b : Bend
 r : Release
 / : Slide into
 \ : Slide out of
 h : Hammer on
 p : Pull off
(-): Ghost note
 ~ : Vibrato
 x : Mute
 u : Up stroke
 d : Down stroke
 T : Fret with thumb
 . : Staccato 

Based on the live version, which is a bit more intricate than what's on the
studio record. A good version can be found here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZOaIXtmeos

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Intro/Bridge

Fingerstyle using only thumb and index. 


e|--|--5------5---5---|--7------7---7---|--9------12----12----|
B|--|-----------------|-----------------|------------------0--|
G|4/|6------6---6---6/|7------7---7---7/|9---9/12----12----0--|
D|--|-----------------|-----------------|------------------0--|
A|--|-----------------|-----------------|------------------0--|
E|--|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|


e|-----------------5----------|
B|5--pb7r5-----------------0--|
G|------------4b6-----6r4--0--|
D|-------------------------0--|
A|-------------------------0--|
E|----------------------------|
                 hold

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Verse

This is the main version; sometimes he varies it by leaving out notes, 
rarely he'll also throw in some fills in A major pentatonic.


e|---------------------------|
B|--------2------------2-----|
G|--------2------------2-----|
D|---2h4--2-------4----4-----|
A|0--------------------------|
E|-----------2--2---2-----0--|
             T         .

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Chorus

Mute the strings with the index finger of fret hand.


e|--------------------|--------------------|
B|------0----------0--|------0----------0--|
G|x--x--0--x----x--0--|x--x--0--x----x--0--|
D|x--x--0--x----x--0--|x--x--0--x----x--0--|
A|5--5--0--7----7--0--|5--5--0--7----7--0--|
E|x--x-----x----x-----|x--x-----x----x-----|



e|------------------------|--------------------------|
B|------0-----0-----0-----|0-----0--------0-------0--|
G|x--x--0--x--0--x--0--x--|0--x--0--x--x--0-------0--|
D|x--x--0--x--0--x--0--x--|0--x--0--x--x--0-------0--|
A|5--5--0--7--0--5--0--7--|0--5--0--7--7--0-------0--|
E|x--x-----x-----x-----x--|---x-----x--x-----17\-----|


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Bridge

Here's an alternate version of the bridge that he started doing recently,
pedaling a bass line on the open A string.


e|--|--5--------5-----5-------|--7--------7-----7-------|
B|--|-------------------------|-------------------------|
G|4/|6-------6-----6-----6--6/|7-------7-----7-----7--7/|
D|--|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A|0-|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|
E|--|-------------------------|-------------------------|



e|---9----------12-------14----|-----------------5-------------|
B|--------------------------0--|5--pb7r5-----------5-----------|
G|9--------9/12----12/14----0--|------------6b7------7r6-------|
D|--------------------------0--|--------------------------4p2--|
A|0--0--0--0----0--0-----0-----|-------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
                                               hold

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The outro is the same as the verse but with more aggressive strumming, it 
ends on a basic A chord. 
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