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Soul Man Tab

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
#

Date: Sun, 14 Dec 1997 19:00:07 -0500
From: Andrew Rogers 
Subject: ./s/sam_and_dave/soul_man.crd

                               "Soul Man"
                      (Isaac Hayes - David Porter)

Intro:

	guitar [w/drums and piano (plays roots of chords)]:

	 G                                 F
	 v       v       v       v         v       v       v       v
	-----7---------------------------|-7--\5-----------5---------------|
	---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
	/7---------------------------7---|-------------5-------------------|
	---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
	---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
	---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


	guitar:

	 Bb                                C               D
	 v       v       v       v         v       v       v       v
	-----10----------10--------------|-----12----------14--------------|
	---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
	/10---------/10------------------|/12----------/14-----------------|
	---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
	---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
	---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

	horns arr. for guitar:

	 v       v       v       v         v       v       v       v
	---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
	---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
	---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
	---------------------------------|-------------------------5-------|
	---------------------------------|---------------------5-7---7-5-7-|
	---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


	[band enters]

	guitar:

	 G                  (Am) G                            (Am) G
	 v       v       v       v         v       v       v       v
	-----------7-7-7-7---5---3-------|-----------7-7-7-7---5---3-------|
	-----------8-8-8-8---5---3-------|-----------8-8-8-8---5---3-------|
	-----------7-7-7-7---5---4-------|-----------7-7-7-7---5---4-------|
	---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
	---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
	---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

	horns:

	 v       v       v       v         v       v       v       v
	---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
	---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
	---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
	-5-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
	---------------------------------|---------------------5---7-5-----|
	---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


	guitar [continue into verse]:

	 v       v       v       v         v       v       v       v
	-----------7-7-7-7---5---3-------|-----------7-7-7-7---5---3-------|
	-----------8-8-8-8---5---3-------|-----------8-8-8-8---5---3-------|
	-----------7-7-7-7---5---4-------|-----------7-7-7-7---5---4-------|
	---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
	---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
	---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

	horns:

	 v       v       v       v         v       v       v       v
	---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
	---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
	---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
	---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
	---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
	-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Verse 1:

	       G
	Comin' to you
	On a dusty road
	Good lovin'
	I got a truckload
	And when you get it
	You got somethin'
	So don't worry
	'Cause I'm comin'

Chorus:

	      horns (arr. for guitar):

	       G                     F
	       v    v    v    v      v       v       v       v
	      ---------------------|---------------------------------|
	      ---------------------|---------------------------------|
	      ---------------------|-3-2---------3-2-----------------|
	      ---------------------|-------5---3-------5-3-----------|
	      ------------------5--|---------------------------------|
	      ---------------------|---------------------------------|
	I'm a soul man

	      slide guitar [variations 2, 3]:

	       v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v
	      ------------------/12-/12|/12-/14------------------|
	      -------------------------|-------------------------|
	      -------------------------|-------------------------|
	      -------------------------|-------------------------|
	      -------------------------|-------------------------|
	      -------------------------|-------------------------|
	I'm a soul man  [2: "Play it, Steve!"]

	       G	F	[w/horns as above]
	I'm a soul man

	       G
	I'm a soul man

	horns (arr. for guitar):

	 C               D [N.C.]
	 v       v       v       v
	---------------------------------|
	---------------------------------|
	---------------------------------|
	-------------5-------------------|
	-3-----5-7-------5---------------|
	---------------------------------|
	[1: And that ain't all]
	[2: Oh!]
	[3: Look!]

Verse 2:

	Got what I got
	The hard way
	And I'll make it better
	Each and every day
	So, honey
	Don't you fret
	'Cause you ain't seen
	Nothin' yet

[repeat chorus]

Verse 3:

	I was brought up
	On a side street (listen, now)
	I learned how to love
	Before I could eat
	I was educated
	At Woodstock*
	When I start lovin'
	Oh, I can't stop

	* no, not the Woodstock where the hippies would roll around in
	  the mud two years later - there was a school by that name
	  in/near Memphis

[repeat chorus]

Bridge:

	Eb                   Bb
	Grab a rope and I'll pull you in

	C                C/D                      Db/Eb
	Give you hope and be your only boyfriend, yeah, yeah, yeah (yeah!)

	[key changes to Ab]

Coda:

	[guitar as per intro, transposed up half-step]

	Ab       Gb       Cb       Db  Eb [N.C.]
	/ / / /  / / / /  / / / /  / / /

	[repeat to fade:]

	                      Ab                (Bbm) Ab
	                      v       v       v       v
	                     -----------8-8-8-8---6---3-------|
	                     -----------9-9-9-9---6---3-------|
	                     -----------8-8-8-8---6---5-------|
	                     ---------------------------------|
	                     ---------------------------------|
	                     ---------------------------------|
	I'm talkin' about a soul man
	I'm a soul man
	Soul man
	Hold on  [fade]


-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers
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Queed048 wrote on February 7 2007, 01:33 pm

non accurate

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Ric34 wrote on June 4 2008, 05:24 pm

I think most of it is pretty accurate.

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Arthur_Jayz-G! wrote on July 31 2008, 12:23 pm

Some of its right but u got the verse rythym wrong and the chorus lead parts aren't entirely right. Still a good tab and an awesome song..

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