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Just Dropped In 
by Kenny Rogers

[Notes: the guitars are so distorted it's hard to tell, but the chord
 notated as Am7 might actually be A7#9 (54555x) - try both and see
 which you think sounds more like the record.  The bass is definitely
 tuned below concert pitch (see the second break), and I suspect that
 the distorted rhythm guitar is as well - try tuning to DGCFAD and
 playing in Em/Fm/F#m.  -- AWR]


        (backwards guitar over B minor pentatonic scale; end on D note)


        Dm [N.C.]
        Yeah   yeah   oh, yeah
        What condition my condition was in

Verse 1:

          (Dm)                          G/D               Dm
        I woke up this morning with the sundown   pouring in
                                                  Am7  [5x555x]
        I found my mind in a brown paper bag   within
            Dm                            F
        I tripped on a cloud and fell a-eight miles high
        I tore my mind  on a jagged sky
           Dm                  Am7                      Dm
        I just dropped in   to see what condition my condition was in

[repeat chorus]

Instrumental break #1:

        bass (doubled w/vibes; fuzz guitar plays chords where

         C                 Ab       Bbm                          (Ebm)
             v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v     v

        [key change to Ebm]

           Ebm                 Ab/Eb                     Ebm
        I pushed my soul  in a deep dark hole and then I followed it in
        I found myself crawlin' out as I was crawlin' in
             Ebm              Gb
        I got up so tight, I couldn't unwind
        I saw so much, I broke my mind
           Ebm                Bbm7                      Ebm
        I just dropped in   to see what condition my condition was in

Guitar solo:

        Ebm                Db                Gb [5/4]
         / / / /  / / / /  / / / /  / / / /  / / / / /   [2X]

         / / / /  / / / /

[repeat chorus in Ebm:]

        Ebm [N.C.]
        Yeah   yeah   oh, yeah
        What condition my condition was in

Instrumental break #2:

        bass (doubled w/vibes; fuzz guitar plays chords where indicated)

               [Note: this starts in a lower octave than the first time,
               and goes down to a low Eb - detune the low E as
               play it on one of them newfangled 5-strings, or shift it
               up an octave.]

             v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v     v
      G ---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---
      D ---|-----------------|-----------0-----|-0-----0-----0-1-|-2-
      A -4-|---1-----------0-|-------4-2-----2-|-----2-----2-----|---
     Eb ---|-------3-0-3-----|---1-------------|-----------------|---

        [key change to Em]

Verse 3:

            Em                 A/E                              Em
        Someone painted "April Fool" in big black letters on a dead-end
        I've had my foot on the gas since I left the road and blew out
my mind
               Em                         G
        Eight miles out of Memphis and I got no spare
        Eight miles straight up downtown somewhere
           Em                  Bm7                       Em
        I just dropped in   to see what condition my condition was in
                   Em                Bm7                       Em
        I said, I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was


        Em [N.C.]
        Yeah   yeah      oh, yeah-eh   [slow down; voices through

        Em (single chord w/fuzz and tremolo)

        bass (doubled w/vibes; free tempo):


        Em (feedback, organ, and fuzz guitar; fade out, in, out, in,

-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers

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niuguitarman wrote on March 7 2007, 02:30 am

i know this song is a pain in the ass to try and work with, but... i'm pretty sure that it's a G7 instead of just a G/D and an A7 instead of Am7... and you would make the subsequent changes along with the key changes. other than that--i got the same thing. good job.

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Skadettle wrote on July 1 2008, 12:18 am

I actually think the G/D is a Gm (I think the harmonic device is called a 'blues IV'). It sounds the most correct to me.

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roni007 wrote on May 24 2013, 01:01 pm

How do i play backwards guitar on a b minor pentatonic scale & end on a d note?

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