Jimi Hendrix - A Merman I Should Turn To Be tab

A merman I should turn to be
By Jimi Hendrix
From "Electric Ladyland" - 1968

There are normarlly two guitars in this song, but I'm only going to work with one, the main guitar.

Tune 1/2 step down (for the real album version).


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Verse:
D5--------------------------------------------------7---------------------------------------------------------------7-----------7------------7-----------7----------------5-------------------5---------------5-----------------------------------------------Hooray I awake from yesterday, a-
C#m7----------------------------------------------------5h7p5--------------------------------------------6-4--4h6p4-----------4--------6----------------------6-------6------4--------------------------------4------4------------------------------------------live but the war is here to stay
C6-----------5----------5------------------------------5------------5----------------------------5---------------5-----------5-------5-----------------------5------3------3-------------3---------------3----------------------------------------------------So my love Catherina and me decide to
Bm7--------------------------------------------------3h5p3---------------------3---------------------2-------------2-------2-----------4------------------4------------4----2---------------------2-----------------2------------------------------------------take our last walk thru the noise to the sea
Bb6-------------------3-------------------------------------------3-------------------------------3-----------3------------------------3-------------------3----------3------1------------1----------------1---------------------------------------------------Not to die but to be re-born........a-
Asus4------------------------------------------3-----------3--------3-----3-------3------2-----------2--2-----2-----2-------2------2-----------2--------2-----2-------2--0---0-----------0-------------------------0---------------------------------------------way from the lands so battered and torn...
A5------------------------------2-------------2-------------0---------------------16\x for-
A5-----0----------------------------------------0-----------------------------------2----2--------------------------0--------2-------------------------0h2------------0-------------------0h3-------------3----------------------------------------------ever....................................
D5------------------------3-----3----------------2-----2----------------0-----0-----------0-----------------0--0----3----------0-3---3------
for-....Amsus2-----------0----------------------------------------0-----------------------1----------------2--------------------0----0-------2--2------2----------0h2-------------0----------------0--0h3-----------------------------------------------------------ever..............
D-2--------2------------6-------3-----3--3------3--x--6-------2-----2--2---2--2--x--6-------0-----0--0---0--0--x--4------------------------------------------------------------------
The rest: Just repeat the above verse again, using arpeggios and "Hendresque" variations (i.e., hammer-ons, slides, pull-offs). Then he uses chords for the rest of the song...they are... D A C G D A C G D A C G That is it pretty much, the solo is tough, haven't gotten that far yet. Have fun with this great song!!
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