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Status Quo - Swee Home Chicago tab

Sweet Home Chicago
Status Quo

Intro:
  +  4  +  +   1  +  +  2  +  +  3  +  +  4  +  +   
E|------------|10----10-10----10-10----10-10----10-|
B|------10-12-|------------------------------------|
G|10h11-------|------------------------------------|
D|------------|------------------------------------|
A|------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------|------------------------------------|
  when you start with an upstroke the pick-pattern will be easier

  1  +  +  2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +
E|10\8-----8---8-------------|------------------------|
B|------10-------8p6---6*--6*|------------------------|
G|-------------------7-------|7-----5-----4-----3-----|
D|---------------------------|------------------------|
A|---------------------------|------------------------|
E|---------------------------|------------------------|
                        * bend 1/4 note

  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  
E|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|2---0-1---2-------------|
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|


Use alternate strokes and emphasize the downstrokes
    1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +
E||-------------------------|------------------------|
B||*------------------------|------------------------|
G||-------------------------|------------------------|
D||-------------------------|------------------------|
A||*5---5-7---5-5---5-7---5-|5---5-7---5-5---5-7---5-|
E||-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|

  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  
E|------------------------|-------------------------||
B|------------------------|------------------------*||
G|------------------------|-------------------------||
D|7---7-9---7-7---7-9---7-|7---7-9---7-7---7-9---7--||
A|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-*|| 2x
E|------------------------|-------------------------||

  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +
E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------|------------------------|
A|7---7-9---7-7---7-9---7-|5---5-7---5-5---5-7---5-|
E|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|

  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +
E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|7---7-9---7-7---7-9---7-|7-----------------------|
A|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|5---5-6---7-------------|
E|------------------------|----3-4---5-------------|


Second verse:

    1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +
E||-------------------------|------------------------|
B||*------------------------|------------------------|
G||-------------------------|------------------------|
D||-------------------------|------------------------|
A||*5---5-7---5-5---5-7---5-|5---5-7---5-5---5-7---5-|
E||-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|

   1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  
E|-------------------------|-------------------------||
B|-------------------------|------------------------*||
G|-------------------------|-------------------------||
D|/7---7-10--9-7---7-9---7-|10----10--9-7---7-9---7--||
A|/5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|5-----5---5-5---5-5---5-*|| 2x
E|-------------------------|-------------------------||
Notice the difference in the pattern of this D-chord.
It follows the line of the harp.

  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +
E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------|------------------------|
A|7---7-9---7-7---7-9---7-|5---5-7---5-5---5-7---5-|
E|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|

  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  
E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|7---7-9---7-7---7-9---7-|7-----------------------|
A|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|5---5-6---7-----0-3-0-3-|
E|------------------------|----3-4---5-------------|

  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  
E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------|------------------------|
A|5---------------0-3-0-3-|5---------------0-3-0-3-|
E|------------------------|------------------------|

  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  
E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------|------------------------|
A|5-----------------------|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-------|
E|------------------------|------------------0-1-2-|

  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +
E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------|------------------------|
A|5---5-7---5-5---5-7---5-|5---5-7---5-5---5-7---5-|
E|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|

   1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 
E|-------------------------|------------------------|
B|-------------------------|------------------------|
G|-------------------------|------------------------|
D|/7---7-10--9-7---7-9---7-|10----10--9-7---7-9---7-|
A|/5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|5-----5---5-5---5-5---5-| 
E|-------------------------|------------------------|

  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +
E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------|------------------------|
A|7---7-9---7-7---7-9---7-|5---5-7---5-5---5-7---5-|
E|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|

  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +
E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|-----*9b11--------------|
D|7---7-9---7-7---7-7-----|7-----------------------|
A|5---5-5---5-5---5-5-----|7-----------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
                                * bend slowly




Solo:

  1    +    +    2    +    +    3    +    +    4    +    +     
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|9b11------9b11------9b11------9b11------9b11------9b11------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
    .         .         .         .         .         .     (. = short)

  1    + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + +    2 + + 3 + + 4 + +
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|---------------------------|
G|9b11r9p7-9p7---7-----------|----9b11r9p7-------7-------|
D|-------------9-------9p7h9p|7------------9-7h9---9p7h8h|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|

  1 + +   2 + + 3 + +   4 +  +   1 + + 2  + +  3  + + 4 + +
E|------------------------------|------10------10-----12b14-|
B|------------------------10-11-|12---------12--------------|
G|----7h9-9b11~~~~~r9p7---------|---------------------------|
D|9-----------------------------|---------------------------|
A|------------------------------|---------------------------|
E|------------------------------|---------------------------|
              use a wide vibrato

  1 + + 2 +  +  3 + + 4 + +  1        +  +  2 +  +  3 + + 4  +  + 
E|-------*12b13---------b14-|12b13r12p10------10-10-10-------10-12-|
B|--------------------------|------------12-0-------------12-------|
G|--------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------------------|
    *bend from 12 to 13 and
     from there to 14 (at the very end of the bar)
  1        +  +  2 +  +  3 + + 4 +  +   
E|12b13r12p10------10-10-10~~~\--------|
B|------------12-0---------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------10-11-|
E|-------------------------------------|

  1  + +  2  + +  3  +  +  4  +     + 
E|-------------------------10-12b13r12b|
B|-------------------10-12-------------|
G|-----------9-11-12-------------------|
D|---9-10-11---------------------------|
A|12-----------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

  1     +  +  2  +  +  3     + +     4  +  +   
E|13r12p10----10------------------------------|
B|---------12----13-10-13b15---13b15r13p10----|
G|-----------------------------------------12-|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

  1  + +     2 +  +  3  +  +  4  +  +   1  +  +  2 + +  3 + + 4 + +  
E|-------------------------------------|----------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|----------------------------|
G|10---12b14--r12p10h12p10-------------|----------------------------|
D|-------------------------12p10----10-|12p10-----------/\----------|
A|-------------------------------12----|------12-11--12/--\-0-3-0-3-|
E|-------------------------------------|----------------------------|

  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + +
E|------------------------|-----
B|------------------------|-----
G|------------------------|-----  etcetera
D|------------------------|-----
A|5---------------0-3-0-3-|5----
E|------------------------|-----

At the end of the last two verses play the following turnaround:

  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +
E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|------8---7-------------|
D|------------------------|------8---7-------------|
A|----5-3-----2-----1-----|0-----6---5-------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|

Overdubs:

With exception of the first verse the following lick is played over
the D-chord in progression I:

  1 + +  2 + +  3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + +  3 + + 4 + + 
E|--------------------------|-------------------------|
B|----12-13--12-10----12----|13----13--12-10----12----|
G|----12-14--12-11----12----|14----14--12-11----12----|
D|--------------------------|-------------------------|
A|--------------------------|-------------------------|
E|--------------------------|-------------------------|
      I make a small bar for the interval on the 12th position.
      I fret the other two intervals with my ringfinger on the
      g-string and my middlefinger on the b-string and shift my
      lefthand from position 13 to 10 and back.

The second overdub is played over the ending of the song

  1 + +     2  + + 3  +  +  4  +  +   
E|-----------------------------------|
B|----13b15r13-----------------------|
G|-----------------12p10----12----10-|
D|-----------------------12----12----|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

  1     + +  2  +  +   FREE TIME
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------*10------------------------10-13--13b15---13b15~~~~~~*r13~~|
G|12b14------12p10------------10h12---------------------------------|
D|-----------------12-----------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
         *pitch harmonic                              *release slowly

Ricks part
==========

Verse:
. means short (as always), - means as long as possible.
In other words, the first stroke (which has the longest time-value)
has to be played short, while you'll let the second stroke (which
has the shortest time-value) ring until the next stroke. I hope this
isn't confusing. Maybe you should have take a look at the notes I made
about the rhythm-guitar in Rockin' All Over The World.

    1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +   For the chord,
E||-------------------------|------------------------| make a bar and
B||*------------------------|------------------------| use your middle-
G||-4---4-----4-4---4-----4-|4---4-----4-4---4-----4-| finger on the
D||-3---3-----3-3---3-----3-|3---3-----3-3---3-----3-| third and your
A||*5---5-7---5-5---5-7---5-|5---5-7---5-5---5-7---5-| ringfinger on
E||-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-| the fifth string
    .   - .   - .   - .   - etc.                          
                                                    
  1  + +  2  + +  3  + +  4  + +   
E|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|11---11------11-11---11------11-|
D|10---10------10-10---10------10-|
A|12---12-14---12-12---12-14---12-|
E|10---10-10---10-10---10-10---10-|

  1  + +  2  + +  3  + +  4  + +     
E|---------------------------------||
B|--------------------------------*||
G|11---11------11-11---11------11--|| 2x
D|10---10------10-10---10------10--||
A|12---12-14---12-12---12-14---12-*||
E|10---10-10---10-10---10-10---10--||

  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 
E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|6---6-----6-6---6-----6-|4---4-----4-4---4-----4-|
D|5---5-----5-5---5-----5-|3---3-----3-3---3-----3-|
A|7---7-9---7-7---7-9---7-|5---5-7---5-5---5-7---5-|
E|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|

  1  + +  2  + +  3  + +  4  + +   1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 
E|--------------------------------|------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|------------------------|
G|11---11------11-11---11------11-|11--4-5---6-------------|
D|10---10------10-10---10------10-|10--3-4---5-------------|
A|12---12-14---12-12---12-14---12-|12--5-6---7-------------|
E|10---10-10---10-10---10-10---10-|10--3-4---5-------------|

Repeat the whole thing but the second time replace the last bar by:
  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  
E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|11--4-5---6-------------|------------------------|
D|10--3-4---5-------------|------------------------|
A|12--5-6---7-----0-3-0-3-|5---------------0-3-0-3-|
E|10--3-4---5-------------|------------------------|

  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  
E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------|------------------------|
A|5---------------0-3-0-3-|5-----------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|

   1  +  +  2  +  +  3  +  +  4  + +  
E|-----------------------------------|
B|/13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13\----|
G|/14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14\----|
D|/12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12\----|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

Play the third verse as the first but without the repetition and
replace the last two bars by:

  1  + +  2  + +  3  + +  4  + +   1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 
E|--------------------------------|------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|------------------------|
G|11---11------11-11---11------11-|11\---------------------|
D|10---10------10-10---10------10-|10\---------------------|
A|12---12-14---12-12---12-14---12-|12\---------------------|
E|10---10-10---10-10---10-10---10-|10\---------------------|


Bars 3 and 4 and bars 7 and 8 of the progression under the other
verses differ from the first verse. The pattern of the D-chord
follows the harp there. So in the other verses replace them by:

  1  + +  2  + +  3  + +  4  + +
E|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|11---11---------11---11------11-|
D|10---10---------10---10------10-|
A|12---12-15---14-12---12-14---12-|
E|10---10-10---10-10---10-10---10-|

  1  + +  2  + +  3  + +  4  + +   
E|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|----------------11---11------11-| 
D|----------------10---10------10-|
A|15---15-15---14-12---12-14---12-|
E|10---10-10---10-10---10-10---10-|



Solo:

For the solo-backing play progression II (you can find it under
"chords and rhythm") and use the same boogie patterns as for the
verses.

Last two verses:

Play the last two verses as the first verse but replace the last
three bars by:

  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 
E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|---*3-3-----3-----3-----|
G|4-----------------------|----2-2-----2-----2-----|
D|3-----------------------|----0-0-----0-----0-----|
A|5-----------------------|------3-----2-----1-----|
E|3-----------------------|------------------------|
                              *grab this D-chord with your pinky
                               on the B-string and your middlefinger
  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +      on the G-string. This enables you to
E|------------------------|    play the bassline with your ring- and
B|1-----8---7-------------|    indexfinger.
G|2-----6---5-------------|
D|0-----8---7-------------|
A|0-----6---5-------------|
E|------------------------|
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