Captain Beefheart - My Human Gets Me Blues tab

MY HUMAN GETS ME BLUES
AS PERFORMED BY CAPTAIN BEEFHEART AND HIS MAGIC BAND
WORDS AND MUSIC BY DON VAN VLIET  ©1970

TRANSCRIBED BY KELLAN SCHMELZ

THE VERSION TRANSCRIBED
IS THAT APPEARING ON THE ALBUM
TROUT MASK REPLICA

h=hammer on
p=pull off

GUITAR ONE: LEFT SPEAKER (ANTENNAE JIMMY SEMENS)
GUITAR TWO: RIGHT SPEAKER(ZOOT HORN ROLLO)


INTROGUITAR ONE:E-----------------------|----------------------------------------|B-----------------------|----------------------------------------|G-0---------------------|----------------------------------------|D-4---------1-----------|----------------------------------------|A-3---------------------|----------------------------------------|E-----------------------|----------------------------------------|
GUITAR TWO:E------------------------|---------------------------------------|B------------------------|---------------------------------------|G------------------------|---------------------------------------|D-4----------------------|---------------------------------------|A------------------------|---------------------------------------|E------------------------|---------------------------------------|
NOW, DO THIS UNTIL HE SAYS “I KNEW YOU WERE UNDER YOUR DRESS”GUITAR ONE:E-------------------------------------------|---------------------|B-------------------------------------------|---------------------|G--3-3----------------------3-3-------------|---------------------|D----------1----3-3----------------1---4--3-|---------------------|A-------------------------------------------|---------------------|E-------------------------------------------|---------------------|
GUITAR TWO:E------11-------11-----14----------14--------|--------------------|B--------------------------------------------|--------------------|G--------------------------------------------|--------------------|D--------------------------------------------|--------------------|A--------------------------11----------11----|--------------------|E-11-------11--------------------------------|--------------------|
START DOING THIS WHEN HE SINGS “JUST KEEP COMIN’ JESUS…” do that until…
GUITAR ONE:E------11-------11-----14----------14--------|--------------------|B--------------------------------------------|--------------------|G--------------------------------------------|--------------------|D--------------------------------------------|--------------------|A--------------------------11----------11----|--------------------|E-11-------11--------------------------------|--------------------|
GUITAR TWO:E------------------------------------|----------------------------|B------------------------------------|----------------------------|g-1h3------4---4-------1h3--------4--|----------------------------|D-------4--2---2------------4-4---2--|----------------------------|A------------------------------------|----------------------------|E------------------------------------|----------------------------|
…When he says “In this lifetime…”GUITAR ONE:E------11--------11---16(x6)p14(x6)p12(x6)p11(x6)-|--------------|B-------------------------------------------------|--------------|G-------------------------------------------------|--------------|D-------------------------------------------------|--------------|A-------------------------------------------------|--------------|E-11--------11------------------------------------|--------------|
GUITAR TWO:E-----0-0-0-------0-0-------------------|------------------------|B---------------------------------------|------------------------|G-1-----------1-----------1-1-1---------|----X2------------------|D---------------------------------------|------------------------|A---------------------------------------|------------------------|E---------------------------------------|------------------------|
When he sings “With yer jaw hangin' slack n' yer hair's curlin'”GUITAR ONE:E--------16------------16--------19----|-------------------------|B---17-------17---17--------17---------|-------------------------|G--------------------------------------|----X2-------------------|D--------------------------------------|-------------------------|A--------------------------------------|-------------------------|E--------------------------------------|-------------------------|
GUITAR TWO:E-----0-0-0-------0-0-------------------|------------------------|B---------------------------------------|------------------------|G-1-----------1-----------1-1-1---------|----X2------------------|D---------------------------------------|------------------------|A---------------------------------------|------------------------|E---------------------------------------|------------------------|
When he starts to sing “Like an old navy…”GUITAR ONE:E------11-------11-----14---------14-----------|-----------------|B----------------------------------------------|-----------------|G----------------------------------------------|---X2------------|D----------------------------------------------|-----------------|A--------------------------11-------------11---|-----------------|E-11-------11----------------------------------|-----------------|
GUITAR TWO:E---------------------------------------|------------------------|B---------------------------------------|------------------------|G-1h3------4---4-------1h3--------4-----|--X2--------------------|D-------4--2---2------------4-4---2-----|------------------------|A---------------------------------------|------------------------|E---------------------------------------|------------------------|
Right after he starts to sing “the way you were dancing…”GUITAR ONE:E--------------------0------------------------0---|---------------|B--------------------2------------------------2---|---------------|G-----2h3p2-----0----3---------2h3p2-----0----3---|--X4-----------|D-1----------3--------------1-----------3---------|---------------|A-------------------------------------------------|---------------|E-------------------------------------------------|---------------|
GUITAR TWO:E---------------------------------0---|--------------------------|B-3--3-------3-------3--3--3------2---|--------------------------|G-3--3-------4-------3--3--3------3---|--X8----------------------|D-3--3-------4-------3--3--3----------|--------------------------|A-------------------------------------|--------------------------|E-------------------------------------|--------------------------|
Now, when he says “Well the way you'd been ole lady”GUITAR ONE:E----7--7-------5--------8---|-----------------------------------|B----7--7-------5--------7---|-----------------------------------|G-7---------7-------7--------|--X4-------------------------------|D----------------------------|-----------------------------------|A----------------------------|-----------------------------------|E----------------------------|-----------------------------------|
GUITAR TWO:E-----------------------------|----------------------------------|B-4---4-------9---10-------9--|----------------------------------|G-4---4-------9---10-------9--|--X4------------------------------|D-4---4-------9---10-------9--|----------------------------------|A-----------------------------|----------------------------------|E-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
Then all the instruments stop and all that’s left is GUITAR ONEGUITAR ONE:E----7--7-------5--------8---|-----6-6-------4------7-------------|B----7--7-------5--------7---|-----6-6-------4------6-------------|G-7---------7-------7--------|-6---------6-------6----------------|D----------------------------|------------------------------------|A----------------------------|------------------------------------|E----------------------------|------------------------------------|
E----5--5-------5------6--|-----4--4-------2----5----------------|B----5--5-------3------5--|-----4--4-------2----4----------------|G-5---------5-------5-----|--4---------4-------------4-----------|D-------------------------|--------------------------------------|A-------------------------|--------------------------------------|E-------------------------|--------------------------------------|
Then he starts to sing “you were afraid…”GUITAR ONE:E----7--7-------5--------8---|-----------------------------------|B----7--7-------5--------7---|-----------------------------------|G-7---------7-------7--------|--X8-------------------------------|D----------------------------|-----------------------------------|A----------------------------|-----------------------------------|E----------------------------|-----------------------------------|
GUITAR TWO:E-----------------------------|----------------------------------|B-4---4-------9---10-------9--|----------------------------------|G-4---4-------9---10-------9--|--X8------------------------------|D-4---4-------9---10-------9--|----------------------------------|A-----------------------------|----------------------------------|E-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
Okay, after that bit the song changes up just a little bit again. When he gets to the part where he sings: “Dress you the way he wants cause he never had doll”, you start to do this!
GUITAR ONE:E-10--8--7----------7--------10--|-------------------------------|B-----------8--10-------8--------|-------------------------------|G--------------------------------|--X8---------------------------|D--------------------------------|-------------------------------|A--------------------------------|-------------------------------|E--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
GUITAR TWO:E-------------------------|--------------------------------------|B-------------------------|--------------------------------------|G-7---------------4-------|--X8----------------------------------|D-7--------5h7--------5---|--------------------------------------|A------5------------------|--------------------------------------|E-------------------------|--------------------------------------|
Now after that there’s a short little drum and bass only interlude, and right after that guitars come in and do this as the Captain sings “You didn’t think…”
GUITAR ONE:E------------------------------7-7-7-|---------------------------|B-9-9-9----9(slide down to)5---------|---------------------------|G------------------------------------|-X6------------------------|D------------------------------------|---------------------------|A------------------------------------|---------------------------|E------------------------------------|---------------------------|
GUITAR TWO:E--------6-------------4---|-------------------------------------|B--------6-------------4---|-------------------------------------|G-3--3---------3--3--------|-X6----------------------------------|D-3--3---------3--3--------|-------------------------------------|A--------------------------|-------------------------------------|E--------------------------|-------------------------------------|
And after that, while he’s singing “cause in this lifetime” play those once, and that’s it.
GUITAR ONE:E-----------------------------|----------------------------------|B-----------------------------|----------------------------------|G--7----5----5------5---4---0-|----------------------------------|D--7----5-------5-----------0-|----------------------------------|A-----------------------------|----------------------------------|E-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
GUITAR TWO:E--------16------------16--------19----|-------------------------|B---17-------17---17--------17---------|-------------------------|G--------------------------------------|-------------------------|D--------------------------------------|-------------------------|A--------------------------------------|-------------------------|E--------------------------------------|-------------------------|
This is a really good song, if you haven't heard it, get the Trout Mask Replica album, won't regret it. please rate this tab. I think it's pretty accurate but let me know if not.
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