Willie Mitchell - The Champion tab

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The Champion - Willie Mitchell
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Tabbed by: Iain Peters
Email: iaintbh@hotmail.com

Tuning: Standard EADGBe

http://www.williemitchell.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v_yN7DpnWI

After hearing of Willie Mitchell's passing this year, I've decided to attempt to 
tab this Northern Soul Classic.
(I'm quite surprised nobody has taken the time to tab this awesome track before)
Enjoy.


Intro Riff

e|--------------------|---------------------|-------------------------------|-13tp~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|
B|--------------------|---------------------|------------13b15-11----11b----|--------------------|
G|--------------------|--------5b7-3---3b---|--12--12-12----------12-----12-|--------------------|
D|------------3---3-5-|-5--5-5-------5----5-|-------------------------------|--------------------|
A|---------/5---5-----|---------------------|-------------------------------|--------------------|
E|--3--3-3------------|---------------------|-------------------------------|--------------------|


Verse Chords

| C / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / |F7 / / / | / / / / | 

| C / / / | / / / / |G7 / / / | / / / / |

Verse Riff

e|----------------------------|
B|--------------------5b6-4---|
G|-5-5----5-5-5-3-5-5-------5-|
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|

e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|--3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-4-5-----|
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|

Fill

e|---------------8-------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-10b12~--10b12---10b12r10p8----8---------|
D|----------------------------10---10-8-10-|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

Saxophone Solo
                      |strike note again before releasing bend
                      V 
e|-18b20-18b20---------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------11b13~13r11--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------12/10b12--10/12\10/12\8v-10----------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------13~b16~16r13-13-13-13~--/10---------13-13-----------------------|
G|--/14-/14-/14-----------------------------10--/16-------15\12\10-8-10-9/10-8--|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------10-|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----8h10-10b12-10b12--10-10-10b12-10-10-10b12-10-10-10b12-10-10-10b12-10-10-10b12-(12)-(12)-|
D|-/10-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--10b12-10p8----10b12-10p8----10b12-10p8-------/10-8----|
D|-------------10------------10------------10-10-------10-|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar Solo

e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|--10b12r10p8----------------8------10------10v---------|
D|-------------10~~---------8---8h10----8h10-----10p8h10-|
A|---------------------8h10------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------8---10---8/9-------10p8-10p8-10p8-10p8-10p8-10p8-10p8-10p8-10p8-10p8-10p8-8/9--|
D|-------8h10p8h10---x----x----10-10-----------------------------------------------------------10|
A|-8h10------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|-----------------8---10---8/9----|
D|-------8h10p8h10---x----x-----10-|
A|--8h10---------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|--------------------|---------------------|-------------------------------|-13tr~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|
B|--------------------|---------------------|------------13b15-11----11b----|--------------------|
G|--------------------|--------5b7-3---3b---|--12--12-12----------12-----12-|--------------------|
D|------------3---3-5-|-5--5-5-------5----5-|-------------------------------|--------------------|
A|---------/5---5-----|---------------------|-------------------------------|--------------------|
E|--3--3-3------------|---------------------|-------------------------------|--------------------|


| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  mute note
| b  bend note
| r  release bent note
| v  vibrato
| tp tremelo pick

Thanks for looking :)
Ratings, Comments and corrections welcome :)
Cheers again,

Iain.
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