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Taxman Tab

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Band: The Beatles
Song: Taxman
Album: Revolver (UK)
Tabber: clark@theoddmenout.com

Intro:
  (D7)
e-----------------|----------------|
B----3--------3---|----3--------3--|
G----5--------5---|----5--------5--|
D----4--------4---|----4--------4--|
A----5--------5---|----5-----------|
E-----------------|----------------|

Verse 1:
   (D7)                                 (D7#9)   (D7)
e---------------------|----------------|---------------|----------------|
B--------3---------3--|----3--------3--|--6--6------3--|----3--------3--|
G--------5---------5--|----5--------5--|--5--5------5--|----5--------5--|
D--------4---------4--|----4--------4--|--4--4------4--|----4--------4--|
A--------5------------|----5-----------|--5--5---------|----5-----------|
E---------------------|----------------|---------------|----------------|
"Let me tell you how it will be"

   (D7)                                 (D7#9)   (D7)
e------------------------|----------------|---------------|----------------|
B-----------3---------3--|----3--------3--|--6--6------3--|----3--------3--|
G-----------5---------5--|----5--------5--|--5--5------5--|----5--------5--|
D-----------4---------4--|----4--------4--|--4--4------4--|----4--------4--|
A-----------5------------|----5-----------|--5--5---------|----5-----------|
E------------------------|----------------|---------------|----------------|
"There's one for you, nineteen for me"


Chorus:
   (C7)                                      (G7)          (D7)
e-------------------------|---------------|---6------6--|--------------|
B---------------1------1--|--1---------1--|---6------6--|----3------3--|
G---------------3------3--|--3---------3--|---4------4--|----5------5--|
D---------------2------2--|--2---------2--|---5------5--|----4------4--|
A---------------3---------|--3------------|---x---------|----5---------|
E-------------------------|---------------|---3---------|--------------|
"Cos I'm the taxman...    ...Yeah, I'm the taxman"
 
  (D7)
e--------------|
B----3------3--|
G----5------5--|
D----4------4--|
A----5---------|
E--------------|


Verse 2:
   (D7)                                    (D7#9)   (D7)
e----------------------|-----------------|---------------|----------------|
B-----------3-------3--|-----3--------3--|--6--6------3--|----3--------3--|
G-----------5-------5--|-----5--------5--|--5--5------5--|----5--------5--|
D-----------4-------4--|-----4--------4--|--4--4------4--|----4--------4--|
A-----------5----------|-----5-----------|--5--5---------|----5-----------|
E----------------------|-----------------|---------------|----------------|
"Should five-percent appear too small"

   (D7)                                (D7#9)   (D7)
e--------------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
B---------3-------3--|-----3------3--|--6--6------3--|----3--------3--|
G---------5-------5--|-----5------5--|--5--5------5--|----5--------5--|
D---------4-------4--|-----4------4--|--4--4------4--|----4--------4--|
A---------5----------|-----5---------|--5--5---------|----5-----------|
E--------------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
"Be thankful I don't take it all"


Chorus x1


Bridge:
   (D7)
e-----------------------|---------------|
B------------3-------3--|------3-----3--|
G------------5-------5--|------5-----5--|
D------------4-------4--|------4-----4--|
A------------5----------|------5--------|
E-----------------------|---------------|
"If you drive a car, I'll tax the street"

   (D7)                   (C7)
e-----------------------|---------------|
B------------3-------3--|------1-----1--|
G------------5-------5--|------3-----3--|
D------------4-------4--|------2-----2--|
A------------5----------|------3--------|
E-----------------------|---------------|
"If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat"

   (D7)
e---------------------------------------|
B------------3-------3--|------3-----3--|
G------------5-------5--|------5-----5--|
D------------4-------4--|------4-----4--|
A------------5----------|------5--------|
E-----------------------|---------------|
"If you get too cold, I'll tax the heat"

   (D7)                   (C7)
e-----------------------|---------------|-------------------------|
B------------3-------3--|------1-----1--|-------------------------|
G------------5-------5--|------3-----3--|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3----|
D------------4-------4--|------2-----2--|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2----|
A------------5----------|------3--------|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3----|
E-----------------------|---------------|-------------------------|
"If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet"


Guitar Solo:

Guitar I
   (D7)                                    (D7#9)   (D7)
e----------------------|-----------------|---------------|----------------|
B-----------3-------3--|-----3--------3--|--6--6------3--|----3--------3--|
G-----------5-------5--|-----5--------5--|--5--5------5--|----5--------5--|
D-----------4-------4--|-----4--------4--|--4--4------4--|----4--------4--|
A-----------5----------|-----5-----------|--5--5---------|----5-----------|
E----------------------|-----------------|---------------|----------------|
       "TAXMAN!!!"
Guitar II
e-------------------------------------------------10-----------------------|
B----------------------------------6-8-8b10r--6----------8p6-8p6-6v--------|
G-----------------------7777777777--------------7-----7-------------7b--7--|
D-----------------------0000000000-----------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar I
   (D7)                                    (D7#9)   (D7)
e----------------------|-----------------|---------------|----------------|
B-----------3-------3--|-----3--------3--|--6--6------3--|----3--------3--|
G-----------5-------5--|-----5--------5--|--5--5------5--|----5--------5--|
D-----------4-------4--|-----4--------4--|--4--4------4--|----4--------4--|
A-----------5----------|-----5-----------|--5--5---------|----5-----------|
E----------------------|-----------------|---------------|----------------|

Guitar II
e-----------------------------------------------------------------------10-|
B-----------------------------------------6b8--6-----6---6---6b8--6--------|
G--6h7p6\4-4h6p4\2--0h2-/4/5-/7-----7-------------7----7-------------7-----|
D--------------------------------0-----0-----------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Chorus x1


Guitar I
  (D7)
e---------------------|
B--------3--------3---|
G--------5--------5---|
D--------4--------4---|
A--------5--------5---|
E---------------------|

Guitar II
e---------------------|
B---------------------|
G--7-----7------5-h7--|
D-----------5h7-------|
A-----5---------------|
E---------------------|


Verse 3:

Guitar I
   (D7)                                    (D7#9)   (D7)
e----------------------|-----------------|---------------|----------------|
B-----------3-------3--|-----3--------3--|--6--6------3--|----3--------3--|
G-----------5-------5--|-----5--------5--|--5--5------5--|----5--------5--|
D-----------4-------4--|-----4--------4--|--4--4------4--|----4--------4--|
A-----------5----------|-----5-----------|--5--5---------|----5-----------|
E----------------------|-----------------|---------------|----------------|
"Don't ask me what I want it for           (Aahh, Mr. Wilson)"

Guitar II
e----------------------|-----------------|
B----------------------|-----------------|
G--7-----7------5--h7--|-----7------5----|
D-----------5h7--------|--------5h7------|
A-----5----------------|--5--------------|
E----------------------|-----------------|

Guitar I
   (D7)                                    (D7#9)   (D7)
e----------------------|-----------------|---------------|----------------|
B-----------3-------3--|-----3--------3--|--6--6------3--|----3--------3--|
G-----------5-------5--|-----5--------5--|--5--5------5--|----5--------5--|
D-----------4-------4--|-----4--------4--|--4--4------4--|----4--------4--|
A-----------5----------|-----5-----------|--5--5---------|----5-----------|
E----------------------|-----------------|---------------|----------------|
"If you don't want to pay some more        (Aahh, Mr. Heath)"

Guitar II
e----------------------|-----------------|
B----------------------|-----------------|
G--7-----7------5--h7--|-----7------5-h7-|
D-----------5h7--------|--------5h7------|
A-----5----------------|--5--------------|
E----------------------|-----------------|


Chorus 2:

Guitar I
  (C7)                                      (G7)          (D7)
e-------------------------|---------------|---6-------6--|--------------|
B---------------1------1--|--1---------1--|---6-------6--|----3------3--|
G---------------3------3--|--3---------3--|---4-------4--|----5------5--|
D---------------2------2--|--2---------2--|---5-------5--|----4------4--|
A---------------3---------|--3------------|---x----------|----5---------|
E-------------------------|---------------|---3----------|--------------|
"Cos I'm the taxman...    ...Yeah, I'm the taxman"

Guitar II
e-------------------------|---------------|--------------|-----------------|
B-------------------------|---------------|--------------|--------------6--|
G-----------5------3--h5--|--5------3-h5--|--------------|-----7------5----|
D--------------3h5--------|-----3h5-------|--5------3-h5-|--------5h7------|
A-------------------------|---------------|-----3h5------|--5--------------|
E-------------------------|---------------|--------------|-----------------|

Guitar I 
 (D7)
e--------------|
B----3------3--|
G----5------5--|
D----4------4--|
A----5---------|
E--------------|

Guitar II
e--------------|
B-----------6--|
G--7------5----|
D-----5h7------|
A--------------|
E--------------|


Verse 4:

Guitar I
   (D7)                                    (D7#9)   (D7)
e----------------------|-----------------|---------------|----------------|
B-----------3-------3--|-----3--------3--|--6--6------3--|----3--------3--|
G-----------5-------5--|-----5--------5--|--5--5------5--|----5--------5--|
D-----------4-------4--|-----4--------4--|--4--4------4--|----4--------4--|
A-----------5----------|-----5-----------|--5--5---------|----5-----------|
E----------------------|-----------------|---------------|----------------|
"Now my advice for those who die...      ...TAXMAN!!!"

Guitar II
e----------------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
B-----------------6----|--------------6--|------------6--|--------------6--|
G--------7------5------|-----7------5----|---7------5----|-----7------5----|
D-----------5h7--------|--------5h7------|------5h7------|--------5h7------|
A----------------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
E----------------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|

Guitar I
   (D7)                                    (D7#9)   (D7)
e----------------------|-----------------|---------------|----------------|
B-----------3-------3--|-----3--------3--|--6--6------3--|----3--------3--|
G-----------5-------5--|-----5--------5--|--5--5------5--|----5--------5--|
D-----------4-------4--|-----4--------4--|--4--4------4--|----4--------4--|
A-----------5----------|-----5-----------|--5--5---------|----5-----------|
E----------------------|-----------------|---------------|----------------|
"Declare the pennies on your mind...     ...TAXMAN!!!"

Guitar II
e----------------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
B-----------------6----|--------------6--|------------6--|--------------6--|
G--------7------5------|-----7------5----|---7------5----|-----7------5----|
D-----------5h7--------|--------5h7------|------5h7------|--------5h7------|
A----------------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
E----------------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|


Chorus 2 x1


Outro:

Guitar 1
 (F7)
e-------------1--------1--|--1------1--|
B-------------4--------4--|--4------4--|
G-------------2--------2--|--2------2--|
D-------------x--------x--|--x------x--|
A-------------3--------3--|--3------3--|
E-------------1-----------|--1---------|
"And you're working for no one but me..."

Guitar 2
e----------------------------------------|
B--------4b6-----4b6-----4b6-----4b6-----|
G----------------------------------------|
D-------------3-------3-------3-------3--|
A----------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------|

Guitar Solo to fade...


That's it! For suggestions, corrections, and requests (especially Beatles' tunes), email me:
                         oddmenout4@yahoo.com
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Voo.doo_child wrote on July 24 2006, 05:28 pm

Hey Amazing Tab,
This is one of my faviroute songs!
I just LOVE it!
It ****ing ROCKS!! So, I'm glad there's an accurate tab of "taxman".
I just want to correct one line of the lyrics...
...it is not "declare the pennies on your mind", it is either "beware" or "declare" (though I think the lyric is "beware") "the pennies on your eyes".
Long ago, when a person died, pennies were placed on top of each eye as fare to ensure a safe journey to the afterlife - hence the line in the song. TAXMAN!, de, de, da, de de, de da

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astonmartini wrote on January 6 2007, 11:15 pm

excellent tab, really very well done.
in regard to the above comment, its 'declare the pennies on your eyes,' declare being in the legal sense, as in declaring something at the airport.
really good tab tho

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SpiderFromMars wrote on February 22 2007, 02:27 pm

It's actually more in the sense of declaring something on your TAX returns, rather than at the airport. Y'know, since the song is about taxes. :P

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