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Intro: + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + E|------------|10----10-10----10-10----10-10----10-|B|------10-12-|------------------------------------|G|10h11-------|------------------------------------|D|------------|------------------------------------|A|------------|------------------------------------|E|------------|------------------------------------| when you start with an upstroke the pick-pattern will be easier
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +E|10\8-----8---8-------------|------------------------|B|------10-------8p6---6*--6*|------------------------|G|-------------------7-------|7-----5-----4-----3-----|D|---------------------------|------------------------|A|---------------------------|------------------------|E|---------------------------|------------------------| * bend 1/4 note
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + E|------------------------|B|------------------------|G|2---0-1---2-------------|D|------------------------|A|------------------------|E|------------------------|
Use alternate strokes and emphasize the downstrokes 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +E||-------------------------|------------------------|B||*------------------------|------------------------|G||-------------------------|------------------------|D||-------------------------|------------------------|A||*5---5-7---5-5---5-7---5-|5---5-7---5-5---5-7---5-|E||-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + E|------------------------|-------------------------||B|------------------------|------------------------*||G|------------------------|-------------------------||D|7---7-9---7-7---7-9---7-|7---7-9---7-7---7-9---7--||A|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-*|| 2xE|------------------------|-------------------------||
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +E|------------------------|------------------------|B|------------------------|------------------------|G|------------------------|------------------------|D|------------------------|------------------------|A|7---7-9---7-7---7-9---7-|5---5-7---5-5---5-7---5-|E|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +E|------------------------|------------------------|B|------------------------|------------------------|G|------------------------|------------------------|D|7---7-9---7-7---7-9---7-|7-----------------------|A|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|5---5-6---7-------------|E|------------------------|----3-4---5-------------|
Second verse:
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +E||-------------------------|------------------------|B||*------------------------|------------------------|G||-------------------------|------------------------|D||-------------------------|------------------------|A||*5---5-7---5-5---5-7---5-|5---5-7---5-5---5-7---5-|E||-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + E|-------------------------|-------------------------||B|-------------------------|------------------------*||G|-------------------------|-------------------------||D|/7---7-10--9-7---7-9---7-|10----10--9-7---7-9---7--||A|/5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|5-----5---5-5---5-5---5-*|| 2xE|-------------------------|-------------------------||Notice the difference in the pattern of this D-chord.It follows the line of the harp.
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +E|------------------------|------------------------|B|------------------------|------------------------|G|------------------------|------------------------|D|------------------------|------------------------|A|7---7-9---7-7---7-9---7-|5---5-7---5-5---5-7---5-|E|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + E|------------------------|------------------------|B|------------------------|------------------------|G|------------------------|------------------------|D|7---7-9---7-7---7-9---7-|7-----------------------|A|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|5---5-6---7-----0-3-0-3-|E|------------------------|----3-4---5-------------|
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + E|------------------------|------------------------|B|------------------------|------------------------|G|------------------------|------------------------|D|------------------------|------------------------|A|5---------------0-3-0-3-|5---------------0-3-0-3-|E|------------------------|------------------------|
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + E|------------------------|------------------------|B|------------------------|------------------------|G|------------------------|------------------------|D|------------------------|------------------------|A|5-----------------------|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-------|E|------------------------|------------------0-1-2-|
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +E|------------------------|------------------------|B|------------------------|------------------------|G|------------------------|------------------------|D|------------------------|------------------------|A|5---5-7---5-5---5-7---5-|5---5-7---5-5---5-7---5-|E|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + E|-------------------------|------------------------|B|-------------------------|------------------------|G|-------------------------|------------------------|D|/7---7-10--9-7---7-9---7-|10----10--9-7---7-9---7-|A|/5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|5-----5---5-5---5-5---5-| E|-------------------------|------------------------|
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +E|------------------------|------------------------|B|------------------------|------------------------|G|------------------------|------------------------|D|------------------------|------------------------|A|7---7-9---7-7---7-9---7-|5---5-7---5-5---5-7---5-|E|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +E|------------------------|------------------------|B|------------------------|------------------------|G|------------------------|-----*9b11--------------|D|7---7-9---7-7---7-7-----|7-----------------------|A|5---5-5---5-5---5-5-----|7-----------------------|E|------------------------|------------------------| * bend slowly
Solo:
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + E|------------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------------|G|9b11------9b11------9b11------9b11------9b11------9b11------|D|------------------------------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------| . . . . . . (. = short)
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +E|---------------------------|---------------------------|B|---------------------------|---------------------------|G|9b11r9p7-9p7---7-----------|----9b11r9p7-------7-------|D|-------------9-------9p7h9p|7------------9-7h9---9p7h8h|A|---------------------------|---------------------------|E|---------------------------|---------------------------|
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +E|------------------------------|------10------10-----12b14-|B|------------------------10-11-|12---------12--------------|G|----7h9-9b11~~~~~r9p7---------|---------------------------|D|9-----------------------------|---------------------------|A|------------------------------|---------------------------|E|------------------------------|---------------------------| use a wide vibrato
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + E|-------*12b13---------b14-|12b13r12p10------10-10-10-------10-12-|B|--------------------------|------------12-0-------------12-------|G|--------------------------|--------------------------------------|D|--------------------------|--------------------------------------|A|--------------------------|--------------------------------------|E|--------------------------|--------------------------------------|
*bend from 12 to 13 and from there to 14 (at the very end of the bar) 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + E|12b13r12p10------10-10-10~~~\--------|B|------------12-0---------------------|G|-------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------10-11-|E|-------------------------------------|
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + E|-------------------------10-12b13r12b|B|-------------------10-12-------------|G|-----------9-11-12-------------------|D|---9-10-11---------------------------|A|12-----------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------|
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + E|13r12p10----10------------------------------|B|---------12----13-10-13b15---13b15r13p10----|G|-----------------------------------------12-|D|--------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------|
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + E|-------------------------------------|----------------------------|B|-------------------------------------|----------------------------|G|10---12b14--r12p10h12p10-------------|----------------------------|D|-------------------------12p10----10-|12p10-----------/\----------|A|-------------------------------12----|------12-11--12/--\-0-3-0-3-|E|-------------------------------------|----------------------------|
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + +E|------------------------|-----B|------------------------|-----G|------------------------|----- etceteraD|------------------------|-----A|5---------------0-3-0-3-|5----E|------------------------|-----
At the end of the last two verses play the following turnaround:
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +E|------------------------|------------------------|B|------------------------|------------------------|G|------------------------|------8---7-------------|D|------------------------|------8---7-------------|A|----5-3-----2-----1-----|0-----6---5-------------|E|------------------------|------------------------|
Overdubs: With exception of the first verse the following lick is played over the D-chord in progression I:
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + E|--------------------------|-------------------------|B|----12-13--12-10----12----|13----13--12-10----12----|G|----12-14--12-11----12----|14----14--12-11----12----|D|--------------------------|-------------------------|A|--------------------------|-------------------------|E|--------------------------|-------------------------| I make a small bar for the interval on the 12th position. I fret the other two intervals with my ringfinger on the g-string and my middlefinger on the b-string and shift my lefthand from position 13 to 10 and back.
The second overdub is played over the ending of the song
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + E|-----------------------------------|B|----13b15r13-----------------------|G|-----------------12p10----12----10-|D|-----------------------12----12----|A|-----------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------|
1 + + 2 + + FREE TIMEE|------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-------*10------------------------10-13--13b15---13b15~~~~~~*r13~~|G|12b14------12p10------------10h12---------------------------------|D|-----------------12-----------------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------------| *pitch harmonic *release slowly
Ricks part ========== Verse: . means short (as always), - means as long as possible. In other words, the first stroke (which has the longest time-value) has to be played short, while you'll let the second stroke (which has the shortest time-value) ring until the next stroke. I hope this isn't confusing. Maybe you should have take a look at the notes I made about the rhythm-guitar in Rockin' All Over The World.
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + For the chord,E||-------------------------|------------------------| make a bar andB||*------------------------|------------------------| use your middle-G||-4---4-----4-4---4-----4-|4---4-----4-4---4-----4-| finger on theD||-3---3-----3-3---3-----3-|3---3-----3-3---3-----3-| third and yourA||*5---5-7---5-5---5-7---5-|5---5-7---5-5---5-7---5-| ringfinger onE||-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-| the fifth string . - . - . - . - etc.
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + E|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|G|11---11------11-11---11------11-|D|10---10------10-10---10------10-|A|12---12-14---12-12---12-14---12-|E|10---10-10---10-10---10-10---10-|
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + E|---------------------------------||B|--------------------------------*||G|11---11------11-11---11------11--|| 2xD|10---10------10-10---10------10--||A|12---12-14---12-12---12-14---12-*||E|10---10-10---10-10---10-10---10--||
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + E|------------------------|------------------------|B|------------------------|------------------------|G|6---6-----6-6---6-----6-|4---4-----4-4---4-----4-|D|5---5-----5-5---5-----5-|3---3-----3-3---3-----3-|A|7---7-9---7-7---7-9---7-|5---5-7---5-5---5-7---5-|E|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + E|--------------------------------|------------------------|B|--------------------------------|------------------------|G|11---11------11-11---11------11-|11--4-5---6-------------|D|10---10------10-10---10------10-|10--3-4---5-------------|A|12---12-14---12-12---12-14---12-|12--5-6---7-------------|E|10---10-10---10-10---10-10---10-|10--3-4---5-------------|
Repeat the whole thing but the second time replace the last bar by: 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + E|------------------------|------------------------|B|------------------------|------------------------|G|11--4-5---6-------------|------------------------|D|10--3-4---5-------------|------------------------|A|12--5-6---7-----0-3-0-3-|5---------------0-3-0-3-|E|10--3-4---5-------------|------------------------|
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + E|------------------------|------------------------|B|------------------------|------------------------|G|------------------------|------------------------|D|------------------------|------------------------|A|5---------------0-3-0-3-|5-----------------------|E|------------------------|------------------------|
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + E|-----------------------------------|B|/13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13\----|G|/14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14\----|D|/12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12\----|A|-----------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------|
Play the third verse as the first but without the repetition and replace the last two bars by:
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + E|--------------------------------|------------------------|B|--------------------------------|------------------------|G|11---11------11-11---11------11-|11\---------------------|D|10---10------10-10---10------10-|10\---------------------|A|12---12-14---12-12---12-14---12-|12\---------------------|E|10---10-10---10-10---10-10---10-|10\---------------------|
Bars 3 and 4 and bars 7 and 8 of the progression under the other verses differ from the first verse. The pattern of the D-chord follows the harp there. So in the other verses replace them by:
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +E|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|G|11---11---------11---11------11-|D|10---10---------10---10------10-|A|12---12-15---14-12---12-14---12-|E|10---10-10---10-10---10-10---10-|
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + E|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|G|----------------11---11------11-| D|----------------10---10------10-|A|15---15-15---14-12---12-14---12-|E|10---10-10---10-10---10-10---10-|
Solo: For the solo-backing play progression II (you can find it under "chords and rhythm") and use the same boogie patterns as for the verses. Last two verses: Play the last two verses as the first verse but replace the last three bars by:
1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + E|------------------------|------------------------|B|------------------------|---*3-3-----3-----3-----|G|4-----------------------|----2-2-----2-----2-----|D|3-----------------------|----0-0-----0-----0-----|A|5-----------------------|------3-----2-----1-----|E|3-----------------------|------------------------|
*grab this D-chord with your pinky on the B-string and your middlefinger 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + on the G-string. This enables you toE|------------------------| play the bassline with your ring- andB|1-----8---7-------------| indexfinger.G|2-----6---5-------------|D|0-----8---7-------------|A|0-----6---5-------------|E|------------------------|
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