Coverdale Page - Dont Leave Me This Way tab

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From: holladay@engin.umich.edu (matthew m. holladay)

Hi everybody.  Here's another of the great songs from the
Coverdale/Page album.  I regret to admit that I am not responsible
for most of the material, it was sent to me from someone else.
(Thanks, Chuck).  Please send your complements to ceh1@acpub.duke.edu,
because all I did was clean it up a little, add some more
characteristic leads, and correct a couple of the notes.  (Don't
worry, Chuck--the most you were ever off by was about 1 fret.  Not
bad for remembering it by air guitar).  Hope you like it, because I
love it.  Bluesy and a lot of room to ad lib...

  Coverdale/Page - Don't Leave Me This Way


This song makes  use of an Echoplex and backing synths, so nothing is
going to sound quite right, but heres an attempt to capture
it.

Main Rythm--Let notes ring - cleane-|---------------------------|b-|---------------------------| This is repeated throughtg-|-----0------0------0-----0-| the song.d-|---2------2------2-----2---|a-|-3------1------0-----1-----|E-|---------------------------|
After playing that a few times, this little phrase appears:E-|-------------------------------------------------|B-|-/6-6-6-6\-----/4-4-4-4\--/3-3-3-3\--/4-4-4-4\---| Note: only play thisG-|-/10-10-10-10\-/8-8-8-8\--/7-7-7-7\--/8-8-8-8\---| on one of the strings,D-|-------------------------------------------------| whatever sounds rightA-|-------------------------------------------------| and is comfortable toE-|-------------------------------------------------| you.
And once in a while, the end of the main Rythm Part changes a little:e-|------------------------------------|b-|------------------------------------|g-|----0-----0-----0-------------------|d-|--2-----2-----2---------------1^3---|a-|3-----1-----0-----------1--3--------|E-|-------------------1--3-------------|
Solo Guitar throughout song mostly stays within one blues scaleSomething Page was always quite comfortable doing,play around in this scale(VIII pos.) and listen to the song and you'llfigure them out. I just cant remember them all off the top of my head. First lead: Second lead:e-|--------------------------------------|---------------------------|b-|--------------------------------------|---------------------------|g-|-------8b10---8--10--10b12rb10-8------|---10b12rb10-8--10--8------|d-|-8--8-----------------------------10--|-----------------------10--|a-|--------------------------------------|---------------------------|E-|--------------------------------------|---------------------------|
Third lead: Fourth lead:E-|------------|----13vvv-------------|B-|---12b13vv--|---(16)------13vvv----|G-|------------|---(17)---------------|D-|------------|----|-----------------|A-|------------|----|-----------------|E-|------------|----|-----------------|
| rake across strings At this point, I have to agree with Chuck--there are a hell of a lot of little leads and things thrown in from here, but they are all based pretty much on the C blues scale, which (for people just starting out) is shown below. This is also the scale that most of the solo can be improvised over:
C Blues Scale:(starting partway up the neck at the 5th fret) 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18E-|---|-X-|---|-X-|---|---|-X-|---|-X-|-X-|-X-|---|---|-X-|B-|---|-X-|-X-|-X-|---|---|-X-|---|-X-|---|---|-X-|---|-X-|G-|-X-|---|---|-X-|---|-X-|-X-|-X-|---|---|-X-|---|-X-|---|D-|-X-|---|---|-X-|---|-X-|---|---|-X-|---|-X-|-X-|-X-|---|A-|---|-X-|---|-X-|-X-|-X-|---|---|-X-|---|-X-|---|---|-X-|E-|---|-X-|---|-X-|---|---|-X-|---|-X-|-X-|-X-|---|---|-X-| by incorporating different bends, runs, trills, etc. This is a very powerful scale. Just improvise your ass off.
The chorus: Dist guitare-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|b-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|g-|------------------------------------------------7------------2-----|d-|-5--5-------5--5--------5------5---5--7--8----8---8----3---3---3---|a-|-5--5-------5--5-------------------5--7--8--8-------8--3-3-------3-|E-|-3--3-------3--3---3--3---3--3-----3--5--6-------------1-----------|
This figure appears at the end of the chorus:e-|---------------------------------|b-|---------------------------------|g-|-5--5/7--7/8--12\----------\6----|d-|-5--5/7--7/8--12\slow-slide\6----|a-|-3--3/5--5/6--10\----------\4----|E-|---------------------------------|
I don't have the entire solo (he plays alot of it so goddamn fast,but heres the basic framework, and the rest should be left upto improv, or interpretation. /hell of a bend, but it is the onlySolo: / way I can get it to sound right.e-|------------------------|-----------------------------|b-|------------------------|-----------------------------|g-|-8b10vvv--rb8-p5-----8bbbb12---8--10------------------|d-|------------------------------------------------------|a-|------------------------------------------------------|E-|------------------------------------------------------|
Just start a fast run down the 10th Postition and end it with this sort of lick:e-|-----------------------------------------------------10------|b-|--------------------------------------------------10-----13--|g-|------------------------------12--10----10--12^14------------|d-|-----------------10----10--12--------12----------------------|a-|-10\8----8/10-12----12---------------------------------------|E-|------10-----------------------------------------------------|
e-|-----------10--------------------X----11----12----13----14----15----|b-|--------10-----13-10--13^15^13--10/13----13----13----13----13----13-|g-|-12^14---------------------------X----------------------------------|d-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|a-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|E-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
e-|---------------|b-|-18b20--16-13--|g-|---------------|d-|---------------|a-|---------------|E-|---------------| Now start playing around there pretty fast, and when you hit the third measure of the rythm part with all the synths, slow it down to something like this.
e-|----------------------------------13b15----------|b-|-(15)b16rb15-13---(15)b16rb15-13---------13-13---|g-|-------------------------------------------------|d-|-------------------------------------------------|a-|-------------------------------------------------|E-|-------------------------------------------------|
When you get to the chorus part do something like Page's climax fromSince Ive Been Loving You, like this:e-|------------------------------10--13--13^15--13^15-------------11---|b-|-11p8----11p8-----8--------11-----------------------9-11-11^13------|g-|------10------10-------/12------------------------------------------|d-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|a-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|E-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
e-|---------11------13^15--13^15--13-13^15--11------------------------|b-|--11^13------11------------------------------13--------------------|g-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|d-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|a-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|E-|-------------------------------------------------------------------| And then play around in this pos. for a bit.
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