Rem - Lightnin Hopkins tab

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LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS (Version 1)

From: Bruan Killingsworth  (akilling@pen.k12.va.us)


{Main riff:}e----------------------------|B---------------0let ring----| repeat sl/ (slide) br (bend,release)G--2-2------2-2-2sl/4b(5)r-0-|D------2---------------------|
{Chorus riff}:e--0---00000...--0--0-0---0--0-0-0-0--0-0---0--0-0-0-|repeatB--3sl/55555...--3--3-3sl/5--5-5-5-3--3-3sl/5--5-5-5-|
{Bridge riff}:let ringe----0-------0------------0--------0-----|B--------------0---------------------0---| repeatG-2---2sl/4------4-4sl/5----5sl/4------4-|
{Intro: no guitar, just drums} {Main riff} {Main riff} When I lay myself to sleep pray that I don't go to deep Lightnin' won Lightin' won Because it's cold down gold down there, crow! {Chorus riff} {Main riff} Flat lands low lands on the track Shows the water pan the track Lightnin' won lightnin' won Close up hands to silhouette, crow! {Chorus riff} Ooohhh, Ooohhh... {Chorus riff} Ooohhh, Ooohhh... {Bridge riff} Lightnin' won, lightnin' won {Break: no guitar, just drums} {Main riff x 4} {Main riff} Hound bark on the track Hound crow hold onto your hat Lightnin' won, lightnin' won Low lands timberlands bad lands bird lands {Chorus riff} Ooohhh, Ooohhh... {Chorus riff} Ooohhh, Ooohhh... {Chorus riff} Ooohhh, Ooohhh... {Chorus riff} Ooohhh, Ooohhh... {Main riff to end} LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS (Version 2) Transcribed by Wayne Ellis email ellis_w_wayne@bt-web.bt.co.uk
Intro(12 bars of drums alone)|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------||-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| Whoa Oh o Oh o Oh
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| Whoa Oh o Oh o Oh
*harm harmE-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|Guitar 1G----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr---0--|----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr---0--|D-----------2-------|-------------------|-----------2-------|-------------------|A-0-----------------|-------------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
| | | grad |E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|Guitar 2G----2----------2---|-2--2--4b--mr---0--|-2--2----------2---|-2--2--4b--mr---0--|D-------2-----------|-------------------|-------2-----------|-------------------|A-0---------5-------|-------------------|-----------0-------|-------------------|E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| harm X X ~~~ X
harm harmE-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|Guitar 1G----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr---0--|----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr------|D-----------2-------|-------------------|-----------2-------|-------------------|A-0-----------------|-------------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
| | | grad |E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|Guitar 2G----2----------2---|-2--2--4b--mr---0--|-2--2--------0-2-0-|-2--2--4b--mr------|D-------2-----------|-------------------|-------2-----------|-------------------|A-0---------5-------|-------------------|-----------5-------|-------------------|E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| harm X harm
*harm is a harmonic produced py placing the finger halfway between the third and fourth frets, and then producing a harmonic in the usual way. Sometimes, on the record, it works other times it sounds like a muted open string.
Verse 1 harm harmE-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|Guitar 1G----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr---0--|----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr---0--|D-----------2-------|-------------------|-----------2-------|-------------------|A-0-----------------|-------------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
When I lay myself To sleep Pray that I don't Go too deep
harm harmgrad. bendE-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|Guitar 1G----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr---0--|----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr---0--|D-----------2-------|-------------------|-----------2-------|-------------------|A-0-----------------|-------------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
Lightnin' won Lightnin' won Because it's cold down gold down there, Crow! There is no guitar 2 in this verse.
Chorus s s ~~~~~ s ~~~~E-/-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|---------0---------|-------------------|B-/-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|--3--2-/-5---------|--3--2-/-5--mb-mr--|Guitar 1G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
s s | s s s s | s | s |E-/-5--5--5--5--5\3--3--|-----5555-\----------|-------------------|-------------------|Guitar 2B-/-5--5--5--5--5\3--3--|-3/5---------2/3-2/3-|--3--2-/-5-----5-5-|--3--2-/-5-----5-5-|G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
s ~~~~~ s ~~~~E-s-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|---------0---------|---------0---------|B-s-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|--3--2-/-5---------|--3--2-/-5--mb-mr--|Guitar 1G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
s s | s s | s | |E-3-/-5--5---5----------|-3/-5--5--5----------|-------------------|-------------------|B-3-/-5----5---5-\-3-3p-|-3/-5----5--5-\-3-3--|--3--2-/-5-----5-5-|--3--2-/-5-----5-5-| Guitar 2G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
The 'rapid fire' doublestops played on the E and B strings, by guitar 1, are semi-quavers and for every beat should be counted as 1-e-&-a, 2-e-&-a, etc. The part played by guitar 2 uses a bottleneck (slide) giving the notes a more metallic, earie quality.
Verse 2 harm harmgradE-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|Guitar 1G----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr---0--|----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr---0--|D-----------2-------|-------------------|-----------2-------|-------------------|A-0-----------------|-------------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
| | | grad |E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|Guitar 2G-2--2------0-------|-2--2--4b-------0--|-2--2------------0-|-2--2--4b--mr----0-|D-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|A-------------------|-------------------|--------7-9--------|-------------------|E------3mb----------|-------------------|------------5------|-------------------| X 3 harms X
Flat lands low lands on the track Shows the water Pan the track
harm harmgradE-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|Guitar 1G----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr4--0--|----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr4-----|D-----------2-------|-------------------|-----------2-------|-------------------|A-0-----------------|-------------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
| | | grad |E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|Guitar 2G--2---2----------0-|-2--2--4b-------0--|-2--2------------0-|-2--2--4b--r4------|D---------2---------|-------------------|-------2-----------|-------------------|A-----------5-------|-------------------|-----------5-------|-------------------|E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| harm X X harm X
Lightnin' won lightnin' won Close up hands to Silhouette, Crow!
Chorus s ~~~~~ s ~~~~E-s-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|---------0---------|-------------------|B-s-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|--3--2-/-5---------|--3--2-/-5--mb-mr--|Guitar 1G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
s s | s s | s | s |E-/-5--5--5--5--5\3-----|-/-5--5--5--5--5\3-3-|-------------------|-------------------|Guitar 2B-/-5--5--5--5--5\3-----|-/-5--5--5--5--5\3-3-|--3--2-/-5-------5-|--3--2-/-5-----5-5-|G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------| X
s ~~~~~ s ~~~~E-s-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|---------0---------|---------0---------|B-s-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|--3--2-/-5---------|--3--2-/-5--mb-mr--|Guitar 1G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------| s s | s s | s ~~~ |
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E-3-/-5--5---5----------|-3/-5--5--5----------|-------------------|-------------------|B-3-/-5----5---5-\-3-3p-|-3/-5----5--5-\-3-3p-|--3--2-/-5-----5---|--3--2-/-5---------| Guitar 2G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------| X Whoa Oh o Oh oOh
Interlude Half time, with a triplet feel.
E--0--0-----0-----0----|--0--0-----0-----0----|--0--0-----0-----0----|--0--0----0----0------|B---------------0---0--|---------------0---0--|---------------0---0--|----------------------|Guitar 1G-2--4-4-4s5--4--------|-2--4-4-4s5--4--------|-2--4-4-4s5--4--------|-2--4-4-4s5--4---4----|D----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------2-|A----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------0-|E----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
Lightnin' won Lightnin' won |-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| Whoa Oh o Oh o Oh |-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| Whoa Oh o Oh o Oh
harm harmE-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|B-------------------|-------0-----------|-------------------|-------------------|Guitar 1G----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4-/-5-------|----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4mb-mr4-----|D-----------2-------|-------------------|-----------2-------|-------------------|A-0-----------------|-------------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
| | | grad |E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|Guitar 2G----2------------2-|-2--2--4b----------|-2-2-------------0-|-2--2--4b--mr----0-|D-------2-----------|-------------------|-------2-----------|-------------------|A-0---------5-------|-------------------|-----------5-------|-------------------|E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| harm X harm X
Whoa Oh o Oh o Oh
harm slide harmE-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|B-------------------|-------0-----------|-------------------|-------------------|Guitar 1G---2--2-2-----3.5--|-2--2--4/5\4-------|----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4mb--mr-----|D----------2--------|-------------------|-----------2-------|-------------------|A-0-----------------|-------------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
| | | grad |E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|Guitar 2G-2--2------------0-|-2--2--4b----------|-2--2------------0-|-2--2--4b--mr------|D-------2-----------|-------------------|-------2-----------|-------------------|A-----------5-------|-------------------|-----------5-------|-------------------|E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| harm X harm X
Whoa Oh o Oh o Oh
Verse 3 harm slow bend harmE-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|Guitar 1G----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2-2--4b--------|----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr------|D-----------2-------|-------------------|-----------2-------|-------------------|A-0-----------------|-------------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
| | | grad |E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|Guitar 2G--2---2----------0-|-2--2--4b-------0--|-2--2------------0-|-2--2--4b--r4----0-|D--------2----------|-------------------|-------2-----------|-------------------|A-----------5-------|-------------------|-----------5-------|-------------------|E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| harm X X harm X X
Hound bark On the track Hound crow hold Onto your hat
harm slow bend harmE-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|Guitar 1G----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2-2--4b--------|----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr------|D-----------2-------|-------------------|-----------2-------|-------------------|A-0-----------------|-------------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
| | | grad |E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|Guitar 2G--2---2----------0-|-2--2--4b-------0--|-2--2------------0-|-2--2--4b--r4------|D---------2---------|-------------------|-------2-----------|-------------------|A-----------5-------|-------------------|-----------5-------|-------------------|E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| harm X X harm X
Lightnin' won lightnin' won Low lands timberlands bad lands bird lands
Chorus slide slideE-s-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-------0-----------|-------0-------0-0-|B-s-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|--3--2-3-/-5-------|--3--2-3-/-5---5-5-|Guitar 1G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
s s | s s | s | s |E-3-/-5--5---5----------|-3/-5--5--5----------|-------------------|-------------------|B-3-/-5----5---5-\-3-3p-|-3/-5----5--5-\-3-3--|--3--2-3-/-5-------|--3--2-3-/-5-------| Guitar 2G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------| Whoa Oh o Oh o Oh
s ~~~~~ sE-s-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|---------0---------|---------0-----0-0-|B-s-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|--3--2-/-5---------|--3--2-/-5-----5-5-|Guitar 1G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
s s | s s | s | hover on slide|E-3-/-5--5---5----------|-3/-5--5--5----------|-------------------|-------------------|B-3-/-5----5---5-\-3-3p-|-3/-5----5--5-\-3-3p-|--3--2-3-/-5-------|--3--2-3-/-5-------| Guitar 2G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------| Whoa Oh o Oh o Oh
slide slideE-s-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-------0-----------|-------0-------0-0-|B-s-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|--3--2-3-/-5-------|--3--2-3-/-5---5-5-|Guitar 1G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
s s | s s | s | s |E-3-/-5--5---5----------|-3/-5--5--5----------|-------------------|-------------------|B-3-/-5----5---5-\-3----|-3/-5----5--5-\-3-3p-|--3--2-3-/-5-------|--3--2-3-/-5-------| Guitar 2G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
Whoa Oh o Oh o Oh
s ~~~~~ sE-s-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|---------0---------|---------0-----0-0-|B-s-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|--3--2-/-5---------|--3--2-/-5-----5-5-|Guitar 1G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
s s | s s | s | s |E-3-/-5--5---5----------|-3/-5--5--5----------|-------------------|-------------------|B-3-/-5----5---5-\-3p---|-3/-5----5--5-\-3----|--3--2-3-/-5-------|--3--2-3-/-5-------| Guitar 2G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
Whoa Oh o Oh o Oh
Outro harm harmE-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|B-------------------|---------0---------|-------------------|-------------------|Guitar 1G----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2-2--4---------|----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr------|D-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|A-0-----------------|-------------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|E-----------0-------|-------------------|-----------0-------|-------------------|
| | | grad |E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|Guitar 2G-2--2--2-2-------0-|-2--2----4b------0-|-2--2-2--2-------0-|-2--2--4b--r4------|D-----------2-------|-------------------|-----------2-------|-------------------|A------------5------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|E-------------------|-------------------|-------------3/5---|-------------------| harm X X X
harm slow bend harm
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|B-------------------|---------0---------|-------------------|-------------------|Guitar 1G----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2-2--4---------|----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2-2--2--2-2-2--|D-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|A-0-----------------|-------------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|E-----------0-------|-------------------|-----------0-------|-------------------|
| | | |E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|Guitar 2G-2--2--2-2-------0-|-2--2----4b------0-|-2--2-2--2-------0-|-2--2-2--2--2-2-2--|D-----------2-------|-------------------|-----------2-------|-------------------|A------------5------|-------------------|------------5------|-------------------|E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| harm X X harm X
TAB Key b - bend a semitone r - release previous bend p - pulloff s - slide mb - microtone bend (see record for further details) mr - microtone release X - mute with palm of hand harm - harmonic ~ - hold note Notes Guitar 1 plays the most recognisable part of the song (the part which you hum on your way to work ?), Guitar 2 plays similar lines to guitar 1 but contains a few weird note choices and harmonics - giving the noise effect on the track. The inter-bar timings of the 2 guitar parts are reasonably accurate, but check the record for details, particularly the 2 guitar parts on the chorus where one guitar plays doublestops and the other slide. You don't need to be an 'expert blueshound' to play the slide bits, and if you don't have a slide you can simulate the effect quite closely using finger slides. This Transcription (c) DarkMusic 1995.
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