Rollin Stone

Muddy Waters

D5
134
X577XX
E
123
022100
E5
12
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Tom: C
Tabbed by:Bati Email:* Tuning:Standard 1950, and it became one of the most recognizable blues standards ever. It gave a certain well-known rock band its name (no, not the Beatles, the other one) and it´s been covered by many artists through the years. I could´t find a tab for this song, so I decided to take a shot at it. It isn´t a 100% accurate but it´s the way I play it and I´ll help anyone trying to learn it. You´ll have to listen to the song at least a couple of times to get it right. Muddy played fingerstyle,so if you want to get as close to his tone as possible you should keep that in mind. The timeline I included was taken from the Chess Box Set version of the song released in 1990. It´s in the key of E Well I wish e|-------------------------------- B|-------------------------------- G|---------2b3r2p0---------------- D|------2----------2------2----2-- A|------------------------2------- E|-3b4----------------------3b4--- e|-----------------0--------------- B|------------0-------------------- G|2b3r2p0-----0tr1----------------- D|--------2---2-------------------- A|------------2---------------2---- E|----------------------------0---- e|--------| B|--------| G|--------| D|--------| A|2----2--| E|0----0--| 0:00 0:07
I was a Catfish swimming in a oh deep blue sea e|------------------------------- B|------------------------------- G|--2b3r2p0---------------------- D|----------2-------------------- A|------------------2-----2------ E|------------------0-----0------ e|---------------------------------- B|---------------------------------- G|2b3r2p0--------------------------- D|x-------2------------------------- A|----------------2-------2------2-- E|----------------0--(3)--0--(3)-0-- --------| --------| --------| --------| ----2---| (3)-0---| I would have all you good looking woman fishin´ e|3-----3----3--3--3----3--0------ B|-------------------------------- G|-------------------------------- D|-------------------------------- A|-----------2--2--2-------------- E|0-----0----0--0--0----0--------- e|---------------------------------- B|---------------------------------- G|---------------------------------- D|---------------------------------- A|2-----------2-------------2------- E|0----(3)----0-----(3)-----0------- e|-------| B|-------| G|-------| D|------2| A|-------| E|---3b4-| 0:17 0:22 fishin´ after me sho´ ´nuff a- after me e|-------------------------------- B|-------------------------------- G|-------------------------------- D|----------------------2--------- A|--2---x----2-------------2------ E|--0---x----0------3b4----0------ e|---------------------------------- B|---------------------------------- G|---------------------------------- D|---------------------------2------ A|-2----x-----2-----------------2--- E|-0----x-----0----------3b4----0--- sho´ ´nuff a-after me Oh Lord e|-------------------------------- B|-------------------------------- G|-------------------------------- D|---------------------------2---- A|-------2---x---2-------------2-- E|-------0---x---0---------3---0-- e|-0-0-0---------------------------- B|---------------------------------- G|---------------------------------- D|---------------------------------- A|--2------------------------------- E|--0------------------------------- Oh Lord sho´ ´nuff e|------------------------------- B|------------------------------- G|--2b3-3-3rb2p0----------------- D|---------------2--------------- A|----------------------2--x-2--- E|----------------------0--x-0--- e|---------------------------------- B|---------------------------------- G|2b3-3-3rb2p0---------------2b3-3-- D|2-------------2------------2------ A|------------------2--x--2--------- E|------------------0--x--0--------- --------| --------| 3rb2p0--| -------2| --------| --------| 0:33 e|-----------0--0----------------- B|-----0-----0--0----------------- G|-----0tr1--1--1----2b3-3-3rb2p0- D|-----2-----2--2----2------------ A|-----2-----2--2----------------- E|-----0-----0--0----------------- e|--0--0-----------0--0------------- B|-----------------0---------------- G|--------------0tr1---------------- D|2----------/2-2------------------- A|--------------2------------------- E|--------------0------------------- 0:40 The rest of the song is played in the same way, except for a short instrumental passage, is something like: e|---------3---3--3---3-3-------- B|------2------------------------ G|---0--2------------------2--0-- D|---0--2--2--2---2---2-2--2--0-- A|---0--0--0--0---0---0-0--0--0-- E|------------------------------- e|----3--3---3----3------------3--3--3-3----| B|--------------2---------2-----------------| G|2---------------------0-2----------2------| D|2---2--2---2----2-----0-2----2--2--2-2--2-| A|0---0--0---0----0-----0-0----0--0--0-0--0-| E|------------------------------------------| e|-------0----------------------- B|-------------3b(1/4)-0-3b-0---- G|-----------------------------3- D|---0h2-2----------------------- A|------------------------------- E|------------------------------- e|-----------0--0--------------0--0---------| B|--------------3b--0--3b--3b--3--3---------| G|2-0h1-0-------1---1--1---1---1--1---------| D|--------2-----2---------------------------| A|------------------------------------------| E|------------------------------------------| e|--2---2-2--2-2-2--2------------- B|-------------------------------- G|-------------------------------- D|-------------------------------- A|--------------------------0---3- E|------0----0--0---0---3b4------- e|-------------------------0--0---- B|-------------------------0--0---- G|----------------------0tr1--1---- D|2-3-2-3p2-------------2---------- A|----------3-2-1-0---------------- E|------------------0---0---------- e|--------| B|--------| G|--------| D|...-----| A|--------| E|--------| 2:26 After that it goes back to the main riff, and Muddy sings the verses for the last time. The ending is like this: E D5 E5 E e|---------------------12-(let B|----------------------------- G|-----------------9----------- D|--2/------7/-----9----------- A|--2/------5/-----7----------- E|--0-------x------------------ e|ring)---------------------------------------| B|--------------------------------------------| G|--------------------------------------------| D|--------------------------------------------| A|--------------------------------------------| E|--------------------------------------------| 3:01 Any correction, comment, or whatever : * | r release bend | / slide up | \ slide down | tr thrill | h hammer-on | p pull-off | ~ vibrato | + harmonic | x Mute note ============================================================================
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