Robert Johnson – Kind Hearted Woman Blues tab

                            KIND HEARTED WOMAN BLUES
                          As recorded by Robert Johnson

Transcribed by Paul Bell

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Gtr. 1'

  A7      Ab7   G7
 6/4                         4/4
  Gtr I
                  |-3-|           |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|       |-3-|
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q|-9-9-9-9-8-8-8-7-7---7-7---|---5-5-5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|-5-0-0---0-0-0----||-8-8-8-8-7-7-7-6---6---6---|-----5-----------------|-------3----------||-9-9-9---8-----7---------2-|-----------------------|------------------||---------------------------|-----5-----4-----3-----|-2---0-----0---0--||-0-------0---0---0---------|-0---------------------|-----2-----2---2--||---------------------------|-----------------------|-----0-----0---0--|
A7 A° A7 A° |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E E E E E E|---0---------0-0---|-5-5-------------------|---0---------5-0-----0-||---5-------------4-|-------------------4-5-|---5---------------4---||-6---6---6-6---6---|-5---5---5-5---5-5-----|-6---------------------||-5---5---5-5---5---|-4---4---4-4---4-4-----|-5---5---5-4---4-4---4-||-0---0---0-0---0---|-0---0---0-0---0-0-----|-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-||-------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
A7 D7 |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
E E E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E Q|-0-0----------------|------------------|------------------||--------------------|-1-1-1-----1-1----|-1-1-1-----1-1----||-6---6---6-6---6----|-2-2-2-2---2-2----|-2-2-2-2---2-2----||-5---5---5-5---5-5--|-0---0---0-0---0--|-0---0---0-0---0--||-0---0---0-0---0-0--|-0---0---0-0---0--|-0---0---0-0---0--||--------------------|-2---2---2-2---2--|-2---2---2-2---2--|
A7 Ab7 A E7 |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q|-9---9-9---8-8---8-8-----|-7-7-7-7---5-5-----|-----0---0-0-0----||-8---8-8---7-7---7-7-----|-6-6-6-6---2-------|---3---3----------||-9---------------------7-|---------2---------|------------------||-------------------------|-------------------|-0---0---0-0---0--||-0-----0-----0-----0-----|-0-----0---0---0---|-2---2---2-2---2--||-------------------------|-----------------0-|-0---0---0-0---0--|
D7 |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q|-----------------|---5-5-5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|-5-0-0---0-0-0----||---1-1---1-1-----|-----5-----------------|-------3----------||-------2-----0-2-|-----------------------|------------------||-0---0---0-------|-----5-----4-----3-----|-2---0-----0---0--||-0---0---0---0---|-0---------------------|-----2-----2---2--||-2---2---2-------|-----------------------|-----0-----0---0--|
|-3-| |-3-| |-3--| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
T E. +T E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E Q|-8s9--(9)----------------|--------7-5-----5--------|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---||-7s8--(8)----------------|-8-10-8-6----------------|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---||-8s9--(9)----------------|-9------7-5b6.5----------|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---||--------------7-7---7-7--|--------------------5----|-----------------------||---0--(0)-0---0-0---0-0--|-0--------------0---0-0--|-----------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-3--| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
E E E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|--------7h8-7-5-----5----|---------------------|-------------------0-||-8-10-8------------------|-1-1-1b2.5-----------|---1---1---1-------5-||-9------7-----5b6.5------|-----------2-2-2-----|---------2---2-2-2-6-||----------------------7--|---------------------|---------------------||----------------------0--|-0---0-------0---0---|-0---0---------------||-------------------------|-2---2-------2---2-1-|-2---2---------------|
5/4 |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-----------------0-0-0-------||---------------4---4-5-------||---------------------6-------||-5---5-5---5-4-----4---5-----||-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0---2-||---------------------------0-|
4/4 |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-----------0---0-------------|----------------------||---------3-----3-------------|---1-1-1b2.5----------||---------------1-------------|-------------2-2-0-2--||-0---0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0-|----------------------||-2---2-2---2-2---2---2-2---2-|-0---0-------0---0----||-0---0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0-|-2---2-------2-----0--|
|-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
E E E E E E E E E E E Q Q H|---5-5-5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|-5-----3----*||-----5-----------------|-------2----*||-----------------------|-------2----*||-----5-----4-----3-----|-2-----2----*||-0---------------------|----0--0----*||-----------------------|------------*|
Duration Legend --------------- W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura + - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration) Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the duration for. Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests. Multi- bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for. Low melody durations appear below the staff Tablature Legend ---------------- h - hammer-on p - pull-off b - bend pb - pre-bend r - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately) /\ - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere") s - legato slide S - shift slide - natural harmonic [n] - artificial harmonic n(n) - tapped harmonic ~ - vibrato tr - trill T - tap TP - trem. picking PM - palm muting \n/ - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip \n - tremolo bar down n/ - tremolo bar up /n\ - tremolo bar inverted dip = - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls <> - volume swell (louder/softer) x - on rhythm slash represents muted slash o - on rhythm slash represents single note slash Misc Legend ----------- | - bar || - double bar ||o - repeat start o|| - repeat end *| - double bar (ending) : - bar (freetime) $ - Segno & - Coda Tempo markers - = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths
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