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GUNS N' ROSES

KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR (Originally Recorded by Bob Dylan)

(from album USE YOUR ILLUSION II)


Tabed by:

         Marco Codazzi
         Sant' Angelo Lodigiano (Lodi)
         Italia
         e-mail: marcocod@libero.it


Tune down 1/2 step:

1) = Eb
2) = Bb
3) = Gb
4) = Db
5) = Ab
6) = Eb


PART 1


INTRO

           G             D                 C
/
|Vocals                                           Ooh_______________________
|
|        let ring (throughout)
|        clean tone w/chorus
|          ~~~
|      e|--------3-------------2-0-------|---------------0-----------------|
|      b|--3-------3---3-----3-----3---3-|---------1-----------1-----------|
|Gtr.1 g|--0---------0-----2---------2---|-0-----0---0-------0---0-0-----0-|
|      d|--0-------------0---------------|-0^2---------2---2-------0^2-----|
|      a|--------------------------------|-----3-----------------------3---|
|      e|--3-----------------------------|---------------------------------|
|                                           H                       H
\


           G             D                 C
/
|Vocals ____________________________________________________________________
|
|
|      e|--------3-------------2-0-------|---------------------------------|
|      b|--3-------3---3-----3-----3---0-|-------1-------1-----1---1-1-1-0-|
|Gtr.1 g|--0---------0-----2---------2---|-----0---0---------0---0-0-0-0-0-|
|      d|--0-------------0---------------|---2-------2-----2-------2-2-2-0-|
|      a|--------------------------------|-3-----------3-----------3-3-3-0-|
|      e|^(3)----------------------------|---------------------------------|
|        H
\


          G                D                   C
/
|Vocals ___
|
|Bkgd.Voc.                                                                   Ooh__
|
|        w/distortion
|      e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|      b|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|Gtr.1 g|------------------7--------7--(7)\5-|-5-------------------------x-x-x-x--|
|      d|-5--------5-5-x---7--------7--(7)\5-|-5-------------------------x-x-x-x--|
|      a|-5--------5-5-x-5-5--------5--(5)\3-|-3-------------------------x-x-x-x--|
|      e|-3--------3-3-x---------------------|------------------------------------|
|                                        sl.
|
|        w/distortion                                             P.M.--+
|      e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|      b|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|Gtr.2 g|------------------7-----------------|-5---------------5-5-------5-5------|
|      d|-5----------------7-----------------|-5---------------5-5-------5-5------|
|      a|-5----------------5-----------------|-3---------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3------|
|      e|-3----------------------------------|---------------------------------3-3|
|
\


           G              D                C
/
|Vocals            Ah_______________________
|
|Bkgd.Voc.__
|
|
|      e|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|      b|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|Gtr.1 g|-----------------7--------7-x-x-|-5---------------------------------|
|      d|--5----------x-x-7--------7-x-x-|-5---------------------------------|
|      a|--5----------x-x-5--------5-x-x-|-3---------------------------------|
|      e|--3----------x-x----------------|-----------------------------------|
|
|
|                                                                   Gtr.2 out
|      e|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|      b|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|Gtr.2 g|-----------------7--------------|-5---------------------------------|
|      d|--5--------------7--------------|-5---------------------------------|
|      a|--5--------------5--------------|-3---------------------------------|
|      e|--3-----------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|
\


1st VERSE

           G              D                         Am
/
|Vocals      * Ma-ma, take_ this  badge_ from me.____
|
|        clean tone                                       H
|      e|--3--------------2------2-0--------------|--------------0-------------------|
|      b|--3--3---------3-3--------------------0--|-1----0^1-----------1-------------|
|Gtr.1 g|--0--0-------0---2----2------------2-----|-2--2-----2-------2---2-----0---0-|
|      d|--0--0-------0---0----0------------------|-2----------2---2-------0^2---2---|
|      a|-----------------------------------------|-0--------------------------------|
|      e|--3--------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|                                                                           H
|       *Vocal melody doubled one octave higter (till Chorus).                                             
                      H
\


           G                  D                 C
/
|Vocals         I__ can't use_ it    an-y-more._
|
|
|      e|-----------3---------------2-0-------|------------------------------|
|      b|-------------3---3-------3-----3---0-|-1----1--------------1--------|
|Gtr.1 g|--0------------0-------2---------2---|-0--0---0----------0---0------|
|      d|--0------------------0---------------|-2--------2---2-----------2-0-|
|      a|-------------------------------------|-3----------3---3-------------|
|      e|--3----------------------------------|------------------------------|
|
|
|        clean tone
|      e|-------------------------------------|------------------------------|
|      b|-12-----------------10---------------|-8----------------------------|
|Gtr.3 g|-------------------------------------|------------------------------|
|      d|--9------------------7---------------|-5----------------------------|
|      a|-------------------------------------|------------------------------|
|      e|-------------------------------------|------------------------------|
|
\


           G                  D                    Am
/
|Vocals    It's get-ting dark,_ too dark_ to see.__
|
|                                                        H
|      e|-------3-------------------2-0---------|---------------3------0-0--------|
|      b|--3--------3------3--3---------3----0--|--1----0^1--------1-------1-0----|
|Gtr.1 g|--0------------0-----2------------2----|--2--2-----2--------2------------|
|      d|--0------------------0--0--------------|--2----------2-------------------|
|      a|---------------------------------------|--0------------------------------|
|      e|--3------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|
|
|                                                                           sl. sl.
|      e|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|      b|-12-----------------15-----------------|-13------------------------12/13\|
|Gtr.3 g|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|      d|--9-----------------12-----------------|-10-------------------------9/10\|
|      a|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|      e|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|
\


           G                    D                           C
/
|Vocals      Feels_ like I'm_ knock-in' on_ heav-en's door._________
|
|
|      e|------------3--------------------2----0----------|-----------------------------------|
|      b|--3-----------3----3---3------3-----------3---0--|-1-----1-------1-------1---------0-|
|Gtr.1 g|--0--------------0-----2--------------------2----|-0---0-------0-------0-------0-----|
|      d|--0--------------------0-------------------------|-2---------2-------2-----0^2---0---|
|      a|-------------------------------------------------|-3-------3-------3-----------------|
|      e|--3----------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|                                                                                    H
|
|                                                                                    Gtr.3 out
|      e|-------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|      b|\12-------------------10-------------------------|-8---------------------------------|
|Gtr.3 g|-------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|      d|\-9--------------------7-------------------------|-5---------------------------------|
|      a|-------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|      e|-------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|
\


CHORUS

          G              D                           C
/
|Vocals     Knock,knock,knock-in' on_ heav-en's door,____     hey,     hey,       hey,_ hey,_
|
|        w/distortion                                                        P.M.+
|  *   e|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|Gtr.1 b|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|and   g|------------7-7-7---------7-----7-----7---|-5------------------5-5-5-----5-----5----|
|Gtr.2 d|-5----------7-7-7---------7-----7-----7---|-5------------------5-5-5-----5-----5----|
|      a|-5----------5-5-5---------5-----5-----5---|-3------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-----3----|
|      e|-3----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|
|       *During Chorus Gtr.1 double Gtr.2 w/slight rhytmic variation.
\


           G                     D                          C
/
|Vocals  yeah.    Knock,knock,knock-in' on_ heav-en's  door.____________
|
|                                                                             P.M.+     P.M.+
|      e|------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|Gtr.1 b|------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|and   g|------------------------7-------7----7----------|--5-------5--5-----------5-5-5-----5----5---|
|Gtr.2 d|--5-----------------x-x-7-------7----7----------|--5-------5--5-----------5-5-5-----5----5---|
|      a|--5-----------------x-x-5-------5----5----------|--3-------3--3-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----3---|
|      e|--3-----------------x-x-------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|
|
|        w/distortion
|      e|------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|      b|------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|Gtr.3 g|-12--------------------11-----------------------|-12-----------------9\7--9\7--7\5--7\5--5\4-|
|      d|------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|      a|-10---------------------9-----------------------|-10-----------------7\5--7\5--5\3--5\3--3\2-|
|      e|------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|                                                                             sl.  sl.  sl.  sl.  sl.
\


           G                     D                          C
/
|Vocals   Ooh,    knock,knock,knock-in' on_ heav-en's  door.____________           Ooh________________
|
|
|      e|------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|Gtr.1 b|------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|and   g|--------------------7-7-7---------7--7----------|--5-------5--5-----------5-5-5-------5-5-5--|
|Gtr.2 d|--5------5----------7-7-7---------7--7----------|--5-------5--5-----------5-5-5-------5-5-5--|
|      a|--5------5----------5-5-5---------5--5----------|--3-------3--3-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
|      e|--3------3--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|
|
|                                                                                        Fdbk.   H
|      e|------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|      b|------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------^(17)|
|Gtr.3 g|--5\4-----/12----------11-----------------------|-12-----------------------------------------|
|      d|------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|      a|--3\2-----/10-----------9-----------------------|-10-----------------------------------------|
|      e|-------3----------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|          sl.     sl.
\


           G                    D                           C
/
|Vocals  yeah.    Knock,knock,knock-in' on_ heav-en's  door,_______________________  hey,_ hey,_
|
|                                                                                      Gtr.2 out
|      e|------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|Gtr.1 b|------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|and   g|-----------------------7------------------------|--5-----------------------------------|
|Gtr.2 d|--5--------------------7------------------------|--5-----------------------------------|
|      a|--5--------------------5------------------------|--3-----------------------------------|
|      e|--3---------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|
|
|                                                                               Fdbk.
|      e|------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|      b|------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|Gtr.3 g|-16-------------------14------------------------|-12-----------------------------------|
|      d|------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|      a|-14-------------------12------------------------|-10-----------------------------------|
|      e|------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|
\


GUITAR SOLO I

          G                      D                         C
/
|Vocals  yeah._                                                   Ooh,_________________ woh,_
|
|         ~~~                    ~~~                       ~~~
|  *   e|-3----------------------3----------------------|--0---------------------------------|
|Gtr.1 b|-3----------------------2----------------------|--1---------------------------------|
|and   g|-0----------------------3----------------------|--0---------------------------------|
|Gtr.4 d|-0----------------------0----------------------|--2---------------------------------|
|      a|-2---------------------------------------------|--3---------------------------------|
|      e|-3---------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|
|                  Full                     ?
|                   |\    P                 |\            ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
|      e|-----------|-\---------------------|-\---------|------------------------------------|
|      b|-----------|--\--------------15----|--\--------|------------------------------------|
|Gtr.3 g|------12--14-(14)^12-14-----------14-----12-12-|(12)-----------------------------12-|
|      d|-----------------------------------------------|---------------------------13/14----|
|      a|-----------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|      e|-----------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|                                                                                    sl.
|       *Gtr.1 w/clean tone;Gtr.4 is acous.                                                                
            sl.
\


           G                    D                          C
/
|Vocals   yeah,_ yeah.                 Ya(knock,)oh,___ yeah,yeah.                         Ow.
|
|          ~~~                  ~~~                        ~~~
|      e|--3--------------------3----------------------|---0------------------------------------|
|Gtr.1 b|--3--------------------2----------------------|---1------------------------------------|
|and   g|--0--------------------3----------------------|---0------------------------------------|
|Gtr.4 d|--0--------------------0----------------------|---2------------------------------------|
|      a|--2-------------------------------------------|---3------------------------------------|
|      e|--3-------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|
|                                Full
|          sl.             P      /                P        P    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
|      e|------------------------/---------------------|----------------------------------15----|
|      b|-15/17---15-----13^12-13----------------13^12-|--13^12---------------------12-13----13-|
|Gtr.3 g|----------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|      d|----------------------------------------------|---------14-----------------------------|
|      a|----------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|      e|----------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|
\


           G                        D                     C
/
|Vocals                                                    (Whispered:) Choo,  choo,  choo,
|
|          ~~~                      ~~~                   ~~~
|      e|--3------------------------2-------------------|-0---------------------------------|
|Gtr.1 b|--3------------------------3-------------------|-1---------------------------------|
|and   g|--0------------------------2-------------------|-0---------------------------------|
|Gtr.4 d|--0------------------------0-------------------|-2---------------------------------|
|      a|--2--------------------------------------------|-3---------------------------------|
|      e|--3--------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|
|                                                   Full
|                            Full         Full     ?/                                   Full
|         ~~~~~~~~  sl.       /            /       |                                     /
|      e|----------------15-17-----17---(17)------17----|-15---------------------------20---|
|      b|-12-------15/17--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|Gtr.3 g|-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|      d|-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|      a|-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|      e|-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|
\


           G                    D                    C
/
|Vocals
|
|          ~~~                  ~~~                  ~~~
|      e|--3--------------------2-----------------|--0------------------------------------------------------|
|Gtr.1 b|--3--------------------3-----------------|--1------------------------------------------------------|
|and   g|--0--------------------2-----------------|--0------------------------------------------------------|
|Gtr.4 d|--0--------------------0-----------------|--2------------------------------------------------------|
|      a|--2--------------------------------------|--3------------------------------------------------------|
|      e|--3--------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|
|
|                             Full                                    Full-----+      1/2--------+
|                 P            /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~        /\    /\        /\      /\
|      e|-(20)--20^19-20--19-20-----20------20----|-------------------/--\--/--\------/--\----/--\----------|
|      b|------------------------------(18)----17-|-(17)-------------/----\/----\----/----\--/----\---------|
|Gtr.3 g|-----------------------------------------|----------------19---------------/------\/------\--------|
|      d|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------19------------------------|
|      a|-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------17-17-|
|      e|-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|
|
\


2nd VERSE

           G              D                           Am
/
|       *(w/sound effects)
|
|Vocals        Ma-ma, put_ my guns in the ground._____
|
|Bkgd.Voc.                       Ooh._____________________________________
|
|                                                             H
|      e|--------3--------2----2-0-----------------|-----------------0-----------------|
|      b|--3-------3---3--3--------3--------0------|--1------0^1-----------1---1-0-----|
|Gtr.1 g|--0---------0----2--2-------2-------------|--2----2-----2-------2---2-----2-0-|
|      d|--0--------------0------------------------|--2------------2-------------------|
|      a|------------------------------------------|--0----------------0---------------|
|      e|--3---------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|
|
|          ~~~                            Gtr.4 out
|      e|--3---------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|      b|--3---------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|Gtr.4 g|--0---------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|      d|--0---------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|      a|--2---------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|      e|--3---------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|
|
|                                (end of solo)
|         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
|      e|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|      b|-20---------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|Gtr.3 g|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|      d|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|      a|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|      e|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|
|       *Sounds of ammunition shells ejected from guns
\


           G                     D                   C
/
|Vocals         I___ can't  shoot_ them    an-y-more._
|
|Bkgd.Voc.                                                   Ooh,____________________________
|
|
|      e|----------3--------------------2-0--------|-----------------------------------------|
|      b|--3----------3-----3----3----3-----3----0-|-1-----1---------------------------------|
|Gtr.1 g|--0-------------0-------2-------------2---|-0---0---0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-|
|      d|--0---------------------0-----------------|-2---------------0^2---0^2---0^2---0^2---|
|      a|------------------------------------------|-3-----------3---------------------------|
|      e|--3---------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|                                                                     H     H     H     H
|
|        clean tone
|      e|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|      b|-12--------------------10-----------------|-8---------------------------------------|
|Gtr.3 g|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|      d|--9---------------------7-----------------|-5---------------------------------------|
|      a|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|      e|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|
\


           G                D                         Am
/
|Vocals     That cold black cloud_ is    com-in' down._
|
|Bkgd.Voc.__                                                        Ooh.______________
|
|                                                           H
|      e|----------3------------------3-2-0--------|---------------0------------------|
|      b|--3---------2---3--3-------3--------3--0--|--1----0^1-----------1---1-0------|
|Gtr.1 g|--0-----------0----2----------------------|--2--2-----2-------2---2-----2-0--|
|      d|--0----------------0----------------------|--2----------2---2----------------|
|      a|------------------------------------------|--0-------------------------------|
|      e|--3---------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|
|
|                                                                               sl. sl.
|      e|------------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|      b|-12---------------15----------------------|-13-------------------------12/13\|
|Gtr.3 g|------------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|      d|--9---------------12----------------------|-10--------------------------9/10\|
|      a|------------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|      e|------------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|
\


           G                   D                             C
/
|Vocals     Feels_ like I'm_ knock-in' on_ heaven's door.______
|
|Bkgd.Voc._____________________________________________________________________________________
|
|
|      e|-------------3------------------2--0-------------|------------------------------------|
|      b|--3------------3---3--3---------------3-----0----|--1-----1-------1-------1-------0---|
|Gtr.1 g|--0--------------0----2------2-----------2-------|--0---0-------0-------0-------0-----|
|      d|--0-------------------0--------------------------|--2---------2-------2-------2-------|
|      a|-------------------------------------------------|--3-------3-------3-------3---------|
|      e|--3----------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|
|
|                                                                                     Gtr.3 out
|      e|-------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|      b|\12------------------10--------------------------|--8---------------------------------|
|Gtr.3 g|-------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|      d|\-9-------------------7--------------------------|--5---------------------------------|
|      a|-------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|      e|-------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|
|
|                                                          w/distortion
|      e|-------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|      b|-------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|Gtr.2 g|-------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|      d|-------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------5-5-|
|      a|-------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------5-5-|
|      e|-------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------3-3-|
|
\
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