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Rolling Stones - Tumbling Dice tab

Both the recorded and live versions of this song are played in Open G tuning.

This tab is transposed to Eb tuning. There two ways you can get there:

You can simply tune down every string a semitone, giving you from low to high: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb eb

You can also tune to D Standard (every string down a full step) : D G C F A D and then put a capo
on the first fret. I do this because I find myself not playing much in Eb, and it is easier to think 
through fret changes between this and standard.

The song is in the key of B. (Bb in some live versions, you you wish to match this, tune to D 
standard and don't put the capo on)  


The base of the song is a blues shuffle in B, which in relation to the tuning and capo position 
is a C chord shape. It is then just accented by a few riffs throughout. 

EVERYTHING FROM HERE DOWN IS IN RELATION TO THE CAPO ON THE FIRST FRET

There are three chords you need for this song:

          C       G     Fmaj7
eb|-------0-------3-------0--|
Bb|-------1-------0-------1--|
Gb|-------0-------0-------2--| 
Db|-------2-------0-------3--| 
Ab|-------3-------2-------3--| 
Eb|-------x-------3-------x--|  

Shuffle (Based on C chord shape)
You can play this in the verse in place of the C chord. However, if playing solo, 
I tend to go for the 
full C chord and palm muting a shuffle count because it sounds fuller, could even go with a C/G if
you want a real low end sound)

eb|---------------------------------------||
Bb|---------------------------------------||
Gb|---------------------------------------||  X2
Db|--5-5-7-5--5-5-7-5--5-5-7-5--5-5-7-5---||
Ab|--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3---||
Eb|---------------------------------------||

Intro Riff

eb|-----------------------|
Bb|------1/3/1------------|
Gb|------2/4/2p0----------|
Db|-------------2-0--0----|
Ab|-----------------3-3---|
Eb|-----------------------|


Chorus Riff
eb|--0-0-0------------------|
bB|--1-1-1------------------|
Gb|--0h2-0-----------0------|
Db|--------2-0---0h2---2-0--|
Ab|------------3-----------3|
Eb|-------------------------|


Verse 
C (Shuffle)
Women think I'm tasty, but they're always tryin' to waste me
And make me burn the candle right down,
    G C   G C   F                              G
But baby, baby, I don't need no jewels in my crown

C (Shuffle)
'Cause all you women is low down gamblers, 
Cheatin' like I don't know how,
    G C   G C   F                                G
But baby, baby, there's fever in the funk house now

C (Shuffle)
This low down bitchin' got my poor feet a itchin',
Don't you know you know the duece is still wild. 

Chorus 
G C     G     C                Chorus Riff                       F C  F C
Baby, I can't stay, you got to roll me, And call me the tumblin' dice. 
 
Verse
C (Shuffle)
Always in a hurry, I never stop to worry, 
Don't you see the time flashin' by. 
G C           G C            F                    G
Honey, got no money, I'm all sixes and sevens and nines. 

C (Shuffle)
Say now baby, I'm the rank outsider, 
You can be my partner in crime. 

Chorus 
G C     G     C                Chorus Riff                      
Baby, I can't stay, you got to roll me, And call me the tumblin'
Chorus Riff                       F C  F C
roll me, and call me the tumblin' dice 

Verse
C (Shuffle)
Oh, my, my, my, I'm the lone crap shooter, 
Playin' the field ev'ry night.

Chorus
G C     G     C                Chorus Riff                      
Baby, I can't stay, you got to roll me, And call me the tumblin'
Chorus Riff                       F C  F C
roll me, and call me the tumblin' dice 

Outro Riff
eb|--0---0--------------------0---0-------------0--|
Bb|--1---1--------------------1---1-------------1--|
Gb|--0h2-0------------0-------0h2-0-------------0--|
Db|--------2-0---0-2----2-0--------2-0---0-2-0--2--|
Ab|------------3------------3-----------3-------3--|
Eb|---------------------------------------------x--|
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