Rolling Stones - Cant You Hear Me Knocking tab

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From : Jean-Pierre Trolet
5 july 2002
You will find a MP3 for each part of this song recorded by myself to illustrate
the tab and how to contact me on my webpage here:
http://jptrol.free.fr/mus


                   CAN'T YOU HEAR ME KNOCKING - JAGGER-RICHARDS

   Following honky tonk women here is another tune with syncopated riffs and
instrumental prolongations. This is the tale of Romeo and Juliet seen by our rockers.
Juliet is reluctant and the disappointed Romeo is vociferating. The tab is divided
into three parts :
- the main theme with intro, verse and chorus
- the middle jazzy part with a saxophone (this saxophone is not tabbed here)!
- Mick Taylor's solo

This is the full tab of the entire song.

FIRST PART:

The first part is played with a lead guitar tuned in OPEN G, that is from low
to high :  D G D G B D.

The rhythm guitar is in standard tuning and plays full chords in a staccato way
in the verse part.
In the verse part I noted the chord for each stroke :

C : 8 10 10 9 8 8
C#: 9 11 11 10 9 9
D : 10 12 12 11 10 10
G : 3 5 5 4 3 3
F : 1 3 3 2 1 1

In the chorus part simply play them slowly.

LEGEND :
p : pull-off
h : hammer -on
x : choke
hbu : half bend up
\  : slide down
n_ : last longer on the note

INTRO :

D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+B +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+G +--10p9--7--9p7-----------------------+-------------------------------------+D +--10p9--7--9p7--10p9--7--7--9--7-----+-7-(7)-7--9p7--10p9--7--7--9--7------+G +----------------10p9--7--7--7--7-----+-7-(7)-7--9p7---7----7--7--7--7------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+ ^drums enter here
D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+B +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+G +-10--7--9p7-----------------7--------+--10p9--7--9p7-----------------7-----+D +-10--7--9p7--10p9--7--7--9--7--------+--10p9--7--9p7--10p9--7--7--9--7-----+G +-------------10p9--7--7--7-----------+----------------10p9--7--7--7--------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
BASSG +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+A +-------------------5x-5--------------+--5x------5--5--------5x-5-----------+E +---------------------------5---------+------5-----------5-----------5------+
D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+B +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+G +-9_hbu--7-x--------------------------+-------------------------------------+D +-9_hbu--7-x--7--7--9--7--------------+-7--7--7--9p7--10p9--7--7--9--7------+G +-------------7--7--7--7--------------+-7--7--7--7-----7----7--7--7--7------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
BASSG +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+A +-5x----5-5----5x-5-------------------+-5x-----5---5-------5x-5-------------+E +----5-------5--------5---------------+----5-----------5--------------------+
D +-------------------------------------+---7--7--7--5------------------------+B +-------------------------------------+---7--7--7--5--7--5------------------+G +--7--7-7-7-7-7------5----------------+---------------7--5------------------+D +--7--7-7-7-7-7------5----------------+-------------------------------------+G +--------------------5----------------+-------------------------------------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
BASSG +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+A +--5x-----5-5-------3x--3-------------+--3x-----3-3-------------------------+E +-----5-------5------------3----------+------3-------3----------------------+
VERSE
D D D D D D x D C# C C C C CD +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+B +-----5-----0-------------------------+-------------------------------------+G +-----5-----0---0---------------------+-10p9--7--9p7-----------------5------+D +-----5-----0---0---------------------+-10p9--7--9p7---10p9----------5------+G +--5--------0---0---------------------+----------------10p9----------5------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+ Yeah you got.. satin shoes
BASSG +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+A +--5x-5-----5x-----5--5---------------+--------------------3x--3------------+E +--------5-----5---------5------------+----------------------------3--------+
C x C G G G ^ D D D D D C#D +-----7-7-7-5-------------------------+-------------------------------------+B +-----7-7-7-5--7-5------5-5---0-------+-------------------------------------+G +--------------7-5------5-5---0-------+-------------------------------------+D +-----------------------5-5---0-------+------0--5----3--0-----0-------------+G +---------------------5-------0--0-0--+-2h4----------------5----------------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
Yeah you got.. plastic bootsBASSG +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+A +---3x-----3-3------------------------+-------------5---5-5---------4-------+E +-------3-------3-----------3---3-3---+-------------------------------------+
C C C C C C X C C# D D D D D D x D C#D +-------------7-7-7-5-----------------+-------------------------------------+B +-------------7-7-7-5-7-5------5-5----+--0----------------------------------+G +-----5---------------7-5------5-5----+--0--0--------10p9--x--10p9--7-------+D +-----5------------------------5-5----+--0--0--------10p9--x--10p9--7-------+G +-----5---------------------5---------+--0--0-------------------------------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+ You all got cocaine eyes Can't you hear me knocking ?....
BASSG +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+A +-3x--3------3x-----3-3---------------+-5x--5-----5x----5--5----------------+E +-------3--------3------3-------------+-------5------5--------5-------------+
C C C C C C x C GD +-------------7-7-7-5-----------------+-------------------------------------+B +-------------7-7-7-5-7-5-----5-5-----+-------------------------------------+G +------5--------------7-5-----5-5--0--+-------------------------------------+D +------5----------------------5-5--0--+-------------------------------------+G +------5--------------------5------0--+-------------------------------------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
BASSG +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+A +-3x-3------3x-----3-3----------------+-------------------------------------+E +-------3-------3---------3--------3--+-------------------------------------+
CHORUS G G F C C GD +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+B +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+G +--0-0--12\10--10--10---10\5--5--5----+--0----------------------------------+D +--0-0--12\10--10--10---10\5--5--5----+--0------------0--5------------------+G +--0-0--12\10--10--10---10\5--5--5----+--0--0-0--2h4--------0---------------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+ Hear me singing soft and low
BASSG +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+E +-3-3--3\1---1----1-------8---8--8----+--3--3-3--3--3-3--3------------------+
G G F C C G ^ etc...D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+B +-------------------------------------+--8p6---------------------0--0-0-----+G +--0-0--12\10--10--10---10\5--5--5----+-------7--5\3--0----------0--0-0-----+D +--0-0--12\10--10--10---10\5--5--5----+------------------3--5----0--0-0-----+G +--0-0--12\10--10--10---10\5--5--5----+--------------------------0--0-0-----+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
BASSG +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+E +-3-3-3\1----1----1-------8---8--8----+--3--3-3--3--3-3--3------------------+
D D D D D D xD +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+B +-----0-------------------------------+-------------------------------------+G +--5--0--0----------10p9--etc.....----+-------------------------------------+D +--5--0--0----------10p9--------------+-------------------------------------+G +--5--0--0----------------------------+-------------------------------------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
BASSG +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+A +---5x-5---------5x------5--5---------+-------------------------------------+E +---------5----------5---------5--etc...------------------------------------+
SECOND PART : Can't you hear me knocking - part II Two guitars tuned in the standard way. If you go on playing with the guitar that had been tuned in OPEN G in the first part see the varying passage down below. FIRST GUITAR
<---------- twice ----------------------------------------------------------+E +-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+B +----------------8-----8--------------+---------------------------------------+G +-------6h7---0--7--0--7--0-----------+---------------------------------------+D +--3h4-----------------------3h4------+---------------------------------------+A +-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+E +-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+
BASSG +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
<------ x times with the bass ---------------------------------------------+E +-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+B +----------------8-----8--------------+---------------------------------------+G +-------6h7---0--7--0--7--0-----------+---------------------------------------+D +--3h4-----------------------3h4------+---------------------------------------+A +-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+E +-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+
G +------------------------------5-7----+-------------------------------------+D +----------------------------7--------+-------------------------------------+A +--5----5-5---------------------------+--5---5-5---etc..--------------------+E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
see variant for the guitar tuned in open G ^ <-------------------------------- repeat ---------------------+E +---------------------1---1-----------+--------3---3----------1---1-----------+B +--------3_---------3---3---3---------+------3---3---3------3---3---3---------+G +-----2-----------2-------------------+----2--------------2-------------------+D +--0------------0---------------------+--0--------------0---------------------+A +-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+E +-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+
G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+A +-5--5-5--------5---5-5---------------+--5--5-5-----------------------------+E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+E +--------0---0------------------------+---------------------------------------+B +------3---3---3----------------------+---------------------------------------+G +----2--------------------------------+---------------------------------------+D +--0----------------------------------+---------------------------------------+A +-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+E +-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+
G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+A +-5---5-5-----------------------------+-------------------------------------+E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
The first guitar goes on with these arpeggios until the second sways between Dm7 and Em7 2nd GUITAR
E +----8h10---8h10---10--8\5--8---5\3---+--5--3----------3-5--8-8/10--8\5--8--+B +-------------------------------------+--------6_----6----------------------+G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G +-------------------------------------+-----5-7-----------------------------+D +-------------------------------------+--7----------------------------------+A +---5---5-5------5---5-5--------------+-------------5--5-5------------------+E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E +---5\3--5--3-------3-5---10--10/12---+-12---12---12---12---12---12---------+B +-------------6---6-------------------+---13---13---13---13---13---13-------+G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G +-------------------------------------+------------5------------------------+D +-------------------------------------+----------7---7--5\------------------+A +--5--5-5----5--5-5-------------------+-5--5-5---------------5--5-5---------+E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
Dm7 Em7E +--13---13---13---13---13---12---12---+-12----5---------7-------------------+B +----13---13---13---13---13---13----13+---13--6---(6)---8---(8)-------------+G +-------------------------------------+-------5---(5)---7---(7)-------------+D +-------------------------------------+-------7---------9-------------------+A +-------------------------------------+-------5---------7-------------------+E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
BASSG +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+D +-------------------------------------+---------7-7--------9-9--------------+A +--5--5-5----5--5--5-----5--5-5-------+------5----------7-------------------+E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
<-----repeat-x-> then then alternate the sequences Dm7 Em7 Dm7 Em7 Em7E +--8-------7---------------8------10--+--7----------------------------------+B +--6--(6)--8--(8)----------6-------8--+--8----------------------------------+G +--5--(5)--7--(7)----------5-------7--+--7----------------------------------+D +--7-------9---------------7-------9--+--9----------------------------------+A +--5-------7---------------5-------7--+--7----------------------------------+E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
BASSG +-------------7-9-7-------------------+-etc....-----------------------------+D +----7-7----9-------9-7-----7-7-----9-+-------------------------------------+A +-5-------7---------------5-------7---+-------------------------------------+E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
VARIANT
^ <-------------------------------- repeat ---------------------+D +---------------------3---3-----------+--------5---5----------3---3-----------+B +--------3_---------3---3---3---------+------3---3---3------3---3---3---------+G +-----2-----------2-------------------+----2--------------2-------------------+D +--0------------0---------------------+--0--------------0---------------------+G +-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+D +-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+
G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+A +-5--5-5--------5---5-5---------------+--5--5-5-----------------------------+E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+D +--------2---2------------------------+---------------------------------------+B +------3---3---3----------------------+---------------------------------------+G +----2--------------------------------+---------------------------------------+D +--0----------------------------------+---------------------------------------+G +-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+D +-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+
G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+A +-5---5-5-----------------------------+-------------------------------------+E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
THIRD PART : Mick Taylor's solo accompanied by the rhythm guitar and the bass ( hear demo) Legend : x : mute p : pull-off h : hammer-on hbu : half bend up hbd : half bend down qbd : quarter bend up
RHYTHMIC <-----repeat-n -> then then alternate the sequences Dm7 Em7 Dm7 Em7 Em7E +--8-------7---------------8------10--+--7----------------------------------+B +--6-------8---------------6-------8--+--8----------------------------------+G +--5-------7---------------5-------7--+--7----------------------------------+D +--7-------9---------------7-------9--+--9----------------------------------+A +--5-------7---------------5-------7--+--7----------------------------------+E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
BASSG +-------------------------------------+-----------etc....-------------------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+A +-5-------3-3--3-----3----5-------3-3-+-3-----3-----------------------------+E +----5--5--------3-3---------5-5------+---3-3-------------------------------+
RHYTHMIC Dm repeat until the endE +---(5)-------------------------------+-------------------------------------+B +---(6)-----6----6-------6---6----6-6-+-----6--etc...-----------------------+G +---(7)-----7----7-------7---7----7-7-+-----7-------------------------------+D +---(7)-----7--x------x----x---x------+-----7-------------------------------+A +----5---------x------x----x---x------+--5----------------------------------+E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
BASSG +-----------------------------------5-+-------------------------------------+D +-------------------------------5-7---+-------------------------------------+A +---5-----5-----------5-5--5--8-------+--5---5------------------------------+E +-------------5----5------------------+---------5---------------------------+
SOLO
E +-----------------------------------12+--15p12^^---12----12-----------------+B +---13h15^-15--13----13----13-15-15---+-------------------------------------+G +-----------------14------------------+-------------------------------------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+B +-------------------------------------+--------13--15-15-13-----------------+G +--13hbd---13hbd-12\10----10^^--------+--10/14--------------14--------------+D +----------------------12-------------+-------------------------------------+A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
<---- 7 times -------------------------+E +-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+B +--15p13------------------------------+--------13-15qbu--------13--15qbu------+G +---------14-13hbd\12\10----10-10^^---+--12/14-------------14-----------------+D +------------------------12-----------+---------------------------------------+A +-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+E +-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+
E +--15qbu-13---------------------------+-------------------13--13qbu---------+B +-----------15-13---------------------+------------13/15--------------------+G +-----------------14-13hbd\12\10------+-10-10^^-----------------------------+D +---------------------------------12--+-------------------------------------+A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
<-- 7 times -->E +-----13-13qbu--------13--15qbu^--13--+-----------15qbu--13-----------------+B +--15--------------15-----------------+-15-13---------------15--13----------+G +-------------------------------------+-------15^------------------14-------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------15----+A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E +----------------------------13qbu----+--------------13--16hbu^-20-17\15----+B +--------13-13-13^--13-15-15-------15-+-13^----13h15------------------------+G +-12/14-------------------------------+-------------------------------------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E +--17p15\13---15h13----15--13^^-------+--------------15qbu--13--------------+B +-------------------15----------------+-------13-15------------15-----------+G +-------------------------------------+-12/14-------------------------------+D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
<-- 8 times -->E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+B +-----13-15qbu------------------------+----------------13-15-13-------------+G +-14---------------13hbd\12\10----10--+-10^^^----12/14-----------14\10------+D +------------------------------12-----+--------------------------------12---+A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
<---- repeat ----------> <---- repeat -----------------------+E +-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+B +-------------------------------------+------------10qbu----------------------+G +---10-10^^^------------------10qbu---+------------10qbu----------------------+D +--------------12----10-11-12-------12+---10-11-12---------12-----------------+A +-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+E +-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+
<---- repeat ----------> <---- repeat ------------------------+E +-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+B +-------------12qbu--10---------------+-------------10qbu--10-----------------+G +---10--------12qbu--10---------------+--10---------10qbu--10-----------------+D +---10-11-12--12qbu--10---------------+--10-11-12---10qbu--10-----------------+A +-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+E +-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+
( these may be doubled by the bass)E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+B +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+D +------------------------10-----10-12-+----------------------10---10--12----+A +------9----10---12--12-----12--------+-----9----10----12-12----12----------+E +-9/10---10---10----------------------+--10---10----10----------------------+
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+B +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+D +------------------------10--12^------+-------------------------------------+A +----9----10----12---12---------------+-------------------------------------+E +-10---10----10-----------------------+-------------------------------------+
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