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Black Keys - Work Me tab

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                                                  Work Me
                                             by: The Black Keys
                                  Chulahoma: The Songs of Junior Kimbrough
                                  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Tabbed by: Connor O.
Tuning: Standard

This particular song is a rendition of a Junior Kimbrough original. I put up a request
not very long ago, but decided to man up and try to write one myself and take care of my
own dilemma. Please be gentile, this is only my second tab. I'm not saying it's perfect,
I'm just trying to provide a base that I, and hopefully others, will be able to work from.

Most of this tab is my own work, picking notes out while playing along with the song. I
was able to find some guidance from a tab that was posted on The Black Keys Fan Lounge
by a user "brucini". A short tab of the Kimbrough version was posted here by a user
"natelforman" which served to confirm the tuning and my rendition of the main riff. But
basically, I picked out most of the riffs and both of the solos entirely by ear. If
something sounds off let me know, but I'm pretty sure I got it down ok.

Can't figure out what exactly plays in the background during the solos. Just keep the
rhythm going with the main riff and improvise a little here and there with some of the
other riffs. That's pretty much all that is played from the sounds of it.

Also can't figure out the short bridge he plays in-between singing. Please let me know
if you know how to play it. It's something like finger picking with |x557xx| where
|EADGBe|. I signify the spots with *can't interpret*.


Key:

h- hammer on
p- pull off
/- slide
~- he holds the note, then pulls of after short delay. The way it sounds to me, Dan does
this with a lot of the pull offs in this song. You just need to get the feel for it.


Intro:

0:00                                       0:07

e|-----3333/1---------------------------------|
B|-----3333/1--3-1/3--------------------------|
G|-----------------------3-5/7-7/5-3----------|
D|---------------------5----------3-3/5-------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--3-----------------------------------------|


1st Verse:

0:08 - 0:21

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---3h5~p3-3h5-----3h5~p3---3h5-3h5-3h5p3-------3h5~p3----3h5~p3-3h5-----3h5~p3---3h5-3h5-3h5p3-|
D|---------5-----3h5----------------------5---3h5----------------5-----3h5----------------------5|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  0:22            0:25                                  0:31

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---6--6--6---------------------------------------------6--6--6--------------|
G|-------------5-------------*can't interpret*-------------------7--5/3p0-----|
D|----------------3/5----------------------------------------------------3----|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  0:36                                                    0:43
                                                          Baby you work me
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------6--6--6-------------|
G|------3h5~p3---3h5~p3-3h5-----3h5~p3---3h5-3h5-3h5p3--------------5----------|
D|---3h5---------------5-----3h5----------------------5------------------3/5---|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  0:46                                                   0:52
                                                         Till I want no more
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------6--6--6--------------|
G|--*can't interpret*----------------------------------------------7--5/3p0----|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------3-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  0:57                                                     1:03
                                                           Baby you work me
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------6--6--6/8-----------|
G|------3h5~p3---3h5~p3-3h5-----3h5~p3---3h5-3h5-3h5p3-----------------5-------|
D|---3h5---------------5-----3h5----------------------5-------------------3/5--|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  1:07                                                   1:12
                                                         Till I want no more
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------6--6--6--------------|
G|--*can't interpret*----------------------------------------------7--5/3p0----|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------3-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  1:16                                                     1:23
                                                           Want you to work me baby
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------6--6-------------|
G|------3h5~p3---3h5~p3-3h5-----3h5~p3---3h5-3h5-3h5p3-----5/7--7--7/5p3p0-----|
D|---3h5---------------5-----3h5----------------------5------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  1:27                                                    1:30
                                                         Lord how you make me feel
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------6/8-6----------------|
G|--*can't interpret*--------------------------------------------7-5-3--5p3p0--|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  1:33                                                    1:40

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------6--6-------------|
G|------3h5~p3---3h5~p3-3h5-----3h5~p3---3h5-3h5-3h5p3-----5/7--7--7/5p3p0-----|
D|---3h5---------------5-----3h5----------------------5------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Solo 1:

  1:43                                1:52          1:55    1:57

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-8----6------------6----------6---------------------------------3-------------|
G|-----7---7/5------7-5/3------7--5/3---5p3-5-----------------3h5---5p3-0-------|
D|---------------------------------------------------5------3h5-----------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  2:00                                            2:09

e|--------------------------------------------6---------13----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------3-5-3---6-6/8---8-6-8-8------11----15s13--11--13-13s15---11--------|
G|---3h5~p3-3h5------3------------------------------12--------------------------12--12~/10--|
D|---------5------3h5-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  2:12                                                                        2:22

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----8-11-8---------6-8-6--------6-8-6-----------------------------------------------------|
G|--10--------10----7-------7----5-------3----3-5-3-5-3----5-3--5-3--5-3---5/7-3-0-----------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  2:25

e|----------------------------|
B|-------------3h5------------|
G|----------------3~~~h5p3----|
D|---3--3/5-------------------|
A|--5-------------------------|
E|----------------------------|


2nd Verse:

  2:29                 2:32                         2:37
  Won't you do me?                                  Baby I will do you too
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--6--6--6/8----------------------------------------6--6----------------------|
G|-------------5--------------*can't------------------------7--7-5/3p0---------|
D|------------------3/5--------interpret*------------------------------3-------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  2:42 - 2:54

e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------3h5~p3---3h5~p3-3h5-----3h5~p3---3h5-3h5-3h5p3--|    x2
D|---3h5---------------5-----3h5----------------------5-|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|


  2:55                                               3:03
  If you do me                                       Baby I will do you too
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--6--6--6/8-----------------------------------------6--6---------------------|
G|-------------5--------------*can't-------------------------7--7-5/3p0--------|
D|------------------3/5--------interpret*-------------------------------3------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  3:07

e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------3h5~p3---3h5~p3-3h5-----3h5~p3---3h5-3h5-3h5p3--|
D|---3h5---------------5-----3h5----------------------5-|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|


  3:15                                               3:21
  Want you to work me baby                           Lord how you make me feel
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----6--6-------------------------------------------6/8-6---------------------|
G|-5/7--7--7/5p3p0-----3/5--------*can't--------------------------7-5-3--5p3p0-|
D|---------------------------------interpret*----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  3:24

e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|------3h5~p3---3h5~p3-3h5~p3-----3h5~p3---3h5-3h5-3h5p3--|
D|---3h5---------------5--------3h5----------------------5-|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|


  3:30                         3:35     into Solo 2

e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|------3h5~p3---3h5~p3-3h5-----3-5/7-5-3------------------|
D|---3h5---------------5-----------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|


Solo 2:

  3:36                                         3:43
(~10 C notes, fade in soft) (exactly 6 F notes)
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|5555555555/7-------------101010101010/12-----------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------12--------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|


  3:44                                        3:48            3:51                     3:55

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------11-13--11--11-13---11-13-11-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--10-12---------12-----------------12------10-7-5/3-5~~/7---7h9--------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------8-----8-8h10p8------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------10-10--------8-8-8-8/10|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  4:04      4:06

e|-?-?-?-?-?-----------------------------------------------|
B|-?-?-?-?-?-----------------------------------------------|
G|-?-?-?-?-?-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------3/5-------------------------------------------|    END
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|


Like I said in the beginning, a few missing pieces but I believe I got the rest down
pretty spot on. Please let me know if you have any corrections or suggestions for the
missing pieces. Peace and love.
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