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                             WHEN A BLIND MAN CRIES
                           As recorded by Deep Purple
                         (Released as a Single in 1972)

Words and Music by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice


Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Clean Lead'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Clean Rhythm'

 Intro
  
             Bm   Em          Bm           Em

  Gtr I
|----------|----------------|-------------------------|
|----------|-------------10-|-10b12------7-10b12---10-|
|----------|------9b11------|--------6h7--------------|
|--------7-|-9--------------|-------------------------|
|----------|----------------|-------------------------|
|----------|----------------|-------------------------|


                                          Verse
  Bm                Em      Bm             Bm
  Gtr I
                                     ~
|-------------------------|--------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-10b12-10pb12r10-7-------|--------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-------------------7-----|--------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------7-|-9--------7---|----------------7-|-9------------9--|
|-------------------------|------7h9-----|------------7h9---|-----------------|
|-------------------------|--------------|------------------|-----------------|
|
| Gtr II
|-------------------------|--------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-------------------------|--------------|-------3----------|-------3---------|
|-------------------------|--------------|-----4---4------2-|-----4---4----4--|
|-------------------------|--------------|---4--------2h4---|---4--------4----|
|-------------------------|--------------|-2----------------|-2---------------|
|-------------------------|--------------|------------------|-----------------|


  A               Bm
  Gtr I
|---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
|-6-----7-9-----|---------------|---------------|----------------|
|-------------7-|-9-----------7-|-9-----------7-|-9-----------9--|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
|
| Gtr II
|---------------|---------7-----|---------7-----|---------7------|
|---------5-----|-------7-------|-------7-------|-------7--------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
|-----7-------7-|-----9---------|-----9---------|-----9----------|
|---7-----------|---9-----------|---9-----------|---9------------|
|-5-------------|-7-------------|-7-------------|-7--------------|


  A              Bm                 D                            G
  Gtr I
|--------------|------------------|----------------------------|--------------|
|--------------|------------------|----------10----------------|--------------|
|-6---7-9--7-6-|------------------|-----9b11----9b11---9pb11r7-|--------------|
|--------------|-9--------------7-|----------------------------|-9------------|
|--------------|------------7h9---|----------------------------|--------------|
|--------------|------------------|----------------------------|--------------|
|
| Gtr II                          Gtr II
|--------------|---------7--------|----------------------------|---------3----|
|--------------|-------7----------|----------------------------|-------3------|
|------------6-|------------------|-----7--------------7-------|-4------------|
|-7------------|-----9------------|---7-------7------7-------5-|-----5--------|
|-4------------|---9--------------|-5-----------5--------------|---5----------|
|--------------|-7----------------|----------------------------|--------------|


  Em                Bm                D                       G
  Gtr I
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|----------10-----------|----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----9b11----9b11------|----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|-10--9--7-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|-----------10---|
|
| Gtr II
|---------0-------|---------2-------|-----------------------|----------------|
|-------0---0-----|-------3---3-----|-----3--------------3--|----------------|
|-------------0---|-----4-------4---|---2-------2------2----|----------------|
|-----2---------0-|---4-----------4-|-0-----------0---------|--5--4--2-------|
|---2-------------|-2---------------|-----------------------|------------5---|
|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------------|----------------|


 Guitar Solo
  Bm
  Gtr I
|----------------|---------------------------------------------------|
|----------------|--------------------------------------------10-----|
|--------------7-|-9b11-9b11---9b11-9b11-9b11---9b11-(9)pb11=====9r7-|
|------------9---|---------------------------------------------------|
|----------------|---------------------------------------------------|
|----------------|---------------------------------------------------|
|
| Gtr II
|---------7------|------------------------------------7--------------|
|-------7--------|----------------------------7----------------------|
|----------------|---------------------------------------------------|
|-----9----------|------------------9--------------------------------|
|---9------------|-----------9---------------------------------------|
|-7--------------|-7-------------------------------------------------|


                                              A
                   ~~~~
|-------------------------------------------|---------------|
|---------------------------------7---------|---------------|
|-9b11-9b11---9b11-9b11---(9)pb11---9pb11r7-|-6--7--7b9-----|
|-------------------------------------------|---------------|
|-------------------------------------------|---------------|
|-------------------------------------------|---------------|
|
|--------------------------7----------------|---------------|
|-----------------------7-------------------|-------5-------|
|-------------------------------------------|-6--7----------|
|------------------9------------------------|-------------7-|
|-----------9-------------------------------|---------------|
|-7-----------------------------------------|---------------|


  Bm
  Gtr I
      ~
|---------------|------------------------------------------7-|
|-------------7-|-10b12-10b12---10b12-10b12-10b12-----7h10---|
|-7-6-----------|--------------------------------------------|
|-----9---------|--------------------------------------------|
|---------------|--------------------------------------------|
|---------------|--------------------------------------------|
|
| Gtr II
|---------7-----|---------------------------------7----------|
|-------7-------|----------------------------7---------------|
|---------------|--------------------------------------------|
|-----9---------|----------------------9---------------------|
|---9-----------|-------------9------------------------------|
|-7-------------|--7-----------------------------------------|


|-10b12====10r9-7-------7---------------------|
|-----------------7-6h7---7-------------------|
|---------------------------7-------9-7h9p7---|
|-----------------------------9-(9)-----------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|
|-----------------------7---------------------|
|-------------------7-------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|-------------9-------------------------------|
|--------9------------------------------------|
|--7------------------------------------------|


  A               Bm
  Gtr I
|---------------|----------------|-----------------------------------|
|---------------|----------------|-----------------------------------|
|-6--7--7b9-----|-7r==6--------7-|-9b11-9b11-9b11-9b11-(9)pb11-----7-|
|---------------|---------9--9---|-------------------------------9---|
|---------------|----------------|-----------------------------------|
|---------------|----------------|-----------------------------------|
|
| Gtr II
|---------------|---------7------|-----------------------------------|
|-------5-------|-------7--------|-----------------------------------|
|-6--7----------|----------------|-----------4-------------------4---|
|-------------7-|-----9----------|------4---------4------------4---4-|
|---------------|---9------------|-2--------------------2------------|
|---------------|-7--------------|-----------------------------------|


  D                                   G
|-----------------------------------|-------10---------------10----------|
|-----------------------------------|-10b12----10b12---10b12----10b12----|
|-9b11-9b11-9b11-9b11-(9)pb11-------|------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|
|-----------------------------------|-------------------3----------------|
|-----------------------------------|----------------3-------------------|
|-----------7-------------------7---|--4---------------------------------|
|------7---------7------------7---5-|-----------5------------------------|
|-5--------------------5------------|--------5---------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|


  Em                              Bm
  Gtr I
|-------------------10b12====10r|=10b12====10r10b12==10r==10b12==(10)-10r7----|
|-10b12-10b12-------------------|------------------------------------------10-|
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|
| Gtr II
|-----------------0-------------|----------------------------------2----------|
|---------------0----0----------|-----------------------3--------------3------|
|--------------------------0----|--------------4-------------------------4----|
|-------------2---------------0-|--------4----------------------------------4-|
|--------2----------------------|--2------------------------------------------|
|--0----------------------------|---------------------------------------------|


  D                               G
|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|------------------------10-----|-----------------------------|
|-9b11-9b11-----(9)pb11=====9r7-|-7b9-7pb9r==7-----9pb11r7----|
|-------------------------------|----------9---------------9--|
|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|
|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------3---------------3---|-----------------------------|
|------2------2-----------2-----|-----------------------------|
|-0--------------0--------------|-5----------4--2-------------|
|-------------------------------|------------------5----------|
|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|


  Bm
  Gtr I
     ~~~~~~                            ~~~~~
|--------------------10b12-10pb12r7-|---------------------|
|---10b12======(10)r----------------|-10b12---------------|
|-7---------------------------------|---------------------|
|-----------------------------------|---------------------|
|-----------------------------------|---------------------|
|-----------------------------------|---------------------|
|
| Gtr II
|----------------7------------------|-----------5-7-------|
|------------7----------------------|---------7-----7-----|
|-----------------------------------|-------7---------7---|
|----------9------------------------|--9----------------7-|
|----9------------------------------|---------------------|
|-7---------------------------------|---------------------|


 Verse
  Bm                A             Bm
|-----------------|-------------|--------------|
|-----------------|-------------|--------------|
|-----------------|-6---7-9-----|--------------|
|---------------9-|-----------7-|-9------------|
|-----------------|-------------|--------------|
|-----------------|-------------|--------------|
|
|-------5-7-------|-------------|---------7----|
|-----7-----7-----|-------5-----|-------7------|
|---7---------7---|-6---7-------|--------------|
|-9-------------7-|-----------7-|-----9--------|
|-----------------|-------------|---9----------|
|-----------------|-------------|-7------------|


  Bm
  Gtr I
|-7----------------|-7-----------7-|
|---------------10-|---------------|
|------------------|---------------|
|------------------|---------------|
|------------------|---------------|
|------------------|---------------|
|
| Gtr II
|------------------|---------7-----|
|------------------|-------7-------|
|-----4-------4----|---------------|
|---4---4---4----4-|-----9---------|
|-2-------2--------|---9-----------|
|------------------|-7-------------|


  A                Bm
|-9---10-12------|-7-------------------------|
|-------------10-|---------------------------|
|----------------|---------------------------|
|----------------|-------------7-----7-------|
|----------------|---------7h9---7h9---7h9---|
|----------------|---------------------------|
|
|----------------|---------7-----------------|
|---------5------|-------7-------------------|
|-6----7---------|---------------------------|
|--------------7-|-----9---------------------|
|----------------|---9-----------------------|
|----------------|-7-------------------------|


                     D                 G
  Gtr I
|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|------------------|-----------------|-12----------12----|
|------------------|-7---------------|----12----12-------|
|----------------7-|-----------------|-------12----------|
|------------7h9---|-----------------|-------------------|
|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|
| Gtr II
|---------7--------|-----------------|--------------3----|
|-------7----------|-----------------|-----------3-------|
|------------------|-----7-------7---|--4----------------|
|-----9------------|---7---7---7---5-|--------5----------|
|---9--------------|-5-------5-------|-----5-------------|
|-7----------------|-----------------|-------------------|


  Em                        Bm
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-12----------15b17-------|-15b17-15b17-15b17--------|
|----12----12-------------|--------------------------|
|-------14----------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|
|--------------0----------|---------------------7----|
|-----------0-------0-----|-------------------7------|
|---------------------0---|--------------------------|
|--------2--------------0-|--------------9-----------|
|-----2-------------------|--------9-----------------|
|--0----------------------|--7-----------------------|


                                     Outro
  D                 G                 Bm
  Gtr I
|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------7---10-|
|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-10---9---7------|------------------|
|-----------------|-------------10--|-7----------------|
|
| Gtr II
|-----------------|----------3------|------------------|
|-----------------|--------3--------|--------3---------|
|-----7-------7---|--4--------------|-----4----------2-|
|---7---7---7---5-|------5----------|---4-------2h4----|
|-5-------5-------|----5------------|-2----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|


|-----------------------------------12b14==(12)12r10-12b14===|
|-10b12-10b12---10b12-10b12===(10)r--------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------3----------------------------|
|----------------------4---------------------------2---------|
|-------------4------------------------------2h=4------------|
|--2---------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|


  Gtr I
                                                    ~~~~~
|-(12)r------------7-|-10b12-10-9-7---------------7----------|---------*|
|----------------7---|--------------7h10p7------7------------|---------*|
|--------------------|---------------------9b11-----9b11=====|=(9)r----*|
|--------------------|---------------------------------------|---------*|
|--------------------|---------------------------------------|---------*|
|--------------------|---------------------------------------|---------*|
|
| Gtr II
|--------------------|---------------------------------------|---------*|
|------------3-------|---------------------------------------|---------*|
|---------4------2---|--4------------------------------------|-(4)-----*|
|-------4------------|---------------------------------------|---------*|
|---2----------------|---------------------------------------|---------*|
|--------------------|---------------------------------------|---------*|


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
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morgan wrote on March 1 2005, 12:00 am

awesome tab dude, PERFECT!

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aig91 wrote on August 31 2007, 03:19 pm

This tab is awesome dude! Nice job, 5 stars :)

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marianoarnaiz wrote on December 13 2013, 04:42 am

Sounds great! I wish that some pieces of lyrics where in there to help when trying to read it or the first few times

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