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7\22\4
Band: Shinedown
Title: Simple Man
Tabbed by: Justin Kivak (a.k.a Skeeve)

Okay, this song is not too hard to learn, but it impresses the hell out
of non-guitarists.  I tabbed it with the song (radio\album version),
so you should play along with it too.  It's in standard tuning, except
the 1st(high e) and 2nd(b) string are tuned slightly sharp by about
1 or 2 semi-tones.  I've included the basic strum pattern, but it varies
...so......be patient....but have fun!!

Chords:  C     G     Am   Am7           (^)= upstroke
   e|----0--|--3--|--0--|--3--|         (v)= downstroke
   B|----1--|--0--|--1--|--1--|          h = hammer-on
   G|----0--|--0--|--2--|--2--|          p = pull-off
   D|----2--|--0--|--2--|--2--|          / = slide up
   A|----3--|--2--|--0--|--0--|          \ = slide down
   E|----0--|--3--|--0--|--0--|

Intro
        C           G            Am
                                 v   v   v ^ v  v ^
e||---------------------------|--0---0---0-0-0--0-0---|
B||-----------1-----0---------|--1---1---1-1-1--1-1---|
G||---------0---0-----0-----0-|--2---2---2-2-2--2-2---|
D||-------2-------2-----------|--2---2---2-2-2--2-2---|
A||-0-2-3-----------------2---|--0---0---0-0-0--0-0---|
E||---------------------3-----|--0---0---0-0-0--0-0---|

Verse
        C           G              Am                   x4
                                v ^ v
e|----------------------------|-0-0-0--------------3-----|
B|------------1-----0---------|-0-0-1--1-----1-------1---|
G|*---------0---0-----0-----0-|-0-0-2----2-----2--------*|
D|*-------2-------2-----------|-0-0-2------2-----2------*|
A|--0-2-3-----------------2---|-0-0-0--------------------|
E|----------------------3-----|-0-0-0--------------------|

Bridge- lighting fast, then slow on the chords
        C          G                Am           Am7  Am
                             v   v ^ v   v   v ^ v  v ^
e|-----------------------|-----------0---0---0-0-3--3-0---|
B|-------------------1---|-1---------1---1---1-1-1--1-1---|
G|---------0---0---------|---0---0-0-2---2---2-2-2--2-2---|
D|--0------0h2-0h2-------|---0---0-0-2---2---2-2-2--2-2---|
A|--0-2-3----------2p0---|---3/5\3-0-0---0---0-0-0--0-0---|
E|---------------------3-|-----------0---0---0-0-0--0-0---|

Verse
        C           G              Am                   x3
                                v ^ v
e|----------------------------|-0-0-0--------------3-----|
B|------------1-----0---------|-0-0-1--1-----1-------1---|
G|*---------0---0-----0-----0-|-0-0-2----2-----2--------*|
D|*-------2-------2-----------|-0-0-2------2-----2------*|
A|--0-2-3-----------------2---|-0-0-0--------------------|
E|----------------------3-----|-0-0-0--------------------|

        C           G            Am
                                 v   v   v ^ v  v ^
e|----------------------------|--0---0---0-0-0--0-0---|
B|------------1-----0---------|--1---1---1-1-1--1-1---|
G|----------0---0-----0-----0-|--2---2---2-2-2--2-2---|
D|--------2-------2-----------|--2---2---2-2-2--2-2---|
A|--0-2-3-----------------2---|--0---0---0-0-0--0-0---|
E|----------------------3-----|--0---0---0-0-0--0-0---|

Chorus                                        x4
    C        G        Am
    v  v  v ^ v v  v ^ v  v  v ^ v  v ^ v ^
e|--0--0--0-0-3-3--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0----|
B|--1--1--1-0-0-0--0-0-1--1--1-1-1--1-1-0-0----|
G|*-0--0--0-0-0-0--0-0-2--2--2-2-2--2-2-0-0---*|
D|*-2--2--2-0-0-0--0-0-2--2--2-2-2--2-2-0-0---*|
A|--3--3--3-0-2-2--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0----|
E|--0--0--0-0-3-3--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0----|

Bridge- lighting fast, then slow on the chords
        C          G                Am           Am7  Am
                             v   v ^ v   v   v ^ v  v ^
e|-----------------------|-----------0---0---0-0-3--3-0---|
B|-------------------1---|-1---------1---1---1-1-1--1-1---|
G|---------0---0---------|---0---0-0-2---2---2-2-2--2-2---|
D|--0------0h2-0h2-------|---0---0-0-2---2---2-2-2--2-2---|
A|--0-2-3----------2p0---|---3/5\3-0-0---0---0-0-0--0-0---|
E|---------------------3-|-----------0---0---0-0-0--0-0---|
 
Verse
        C           G              Am                   x3
                                v ^ v
e|----------------------------|-0-0-0--------------3-----|
B|------------1-----0---------|-0-0-1--1-----1-------1---|
G|*---------0---0-----0-----0-|-0-0-2----2-----2--------*|
D|*-------2-------2-----------|-0-0-2------2-----2------*|
A|--0-2-3-----------------2---|-0-0-0--------------------|
E|----------------------3-----|-0-0-0--------------------|

        C           G            Am
                                 v   v   v ^ v  v ^
e|----------------------------|--0---0---0-0-3--3-0---|
B|------------1-----0---------|--1---1---1-1-1--1-1---|
G|----------0---0-----0-----0-|--2---2---2-2-2--2-2---|
D|--------2-------2-----------|--2---2---2-2-2--2-2---|
A|--0-2-3-----------------2---|--0---0---0-0-0--0-0---|
E|----------------------3-----|--0---0---0-0-0--0-0---|

Chorus                                        
    C        G        Am                      x4
    v  v  v ^ v v  v ^ v  v  v ^ v  v ^ v ^
e|--0--0--0-0-3-3--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0----|
B|--1--1--1-0-0-0--0-0-1--1--1-1-1--1-1-0-0----|
G|*-0--0--0-0-0-0--0-0-2--2--2-2-2--2-2-0-0---*|
D|*-2--2--2-0-0-0--0-0-2--2--2-2-2--2-2-0-0---*|
A|--3--3--3-0-2-2--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0----|
E|--0--0--0-0-3-3--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0----|

Bridge- lighting fast, then slow on the chords
        C          G                Am           Am7  Am
                             v   v ^ v   v   v ^ v  v ^
e|-----------------------|-----------0---0---0-0-3--3-0---|
B|-------------------1---|-1---------1---1---1-1-1--1-1---|
G|---------0---0---------|---0---0-0-2---2---2-2-2--2-2---|
D|--0------0h2-0h2-------|---0---0-0-2---2---2-2-2--2-2---|
A|--0-2-3----------2p0---|---3/5\3-0-0---0---0-0-0--0-0---|
E|---------------------3-|-----------0---0---0-0-0--0-0---|

Verse
        C           G              Am                   x3
                                v ^ v
e|----------------------------|-0-0-0--------------3-----|
B|------------1-----0---------|-0-0-1--1-----1-------1---|
G|*---------0---0-----0-----0-|-0-0-2----2-----2--------*|
D|*-------2-------2-----------|-0-0-2------2-----2------*|
A|--0-2-3-----------------2---|-0-0-0--------------------|
E|----------------------3-----|-0-0-0--------------------|

        C           G            Am
                                 v   v   v ^ v  v ^
e|----------------------------|--0---0---0-0-3--3-0---|
B|------------1-----0---------|--1---1---1-1-1--1-1---|
G|----------0---0-----0-----0-|--2---2---2-2-2--2-2---|
D|--------2-------2-----------|--2---2---2-2-2--2-2---|
A|--0-2-3-----------------2---|--0---0---0-0-0--0-0---|
E|----------------------3-----|--0---0---0-0-0--0-0---|

Chorus- louder                                       
    C        G        Am                      x3
    v  v  v ^ v v  v ^ v  v  v ^ v  v ^ v ^
e|--0--0--0-0-3-3--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0----|
B|--1--1--1-0-0-0--0-0-1--1--1-1-1--1-1-0-0----|
G|*-0--0--0-0-0-0--0-0-2--2--2-2-2--2-2-0-0---*|
D|*-2--2--2-0-0-0--0-0-2--2--2-2-2--2-2-0-0---*|
A|--3--3--3-0-2-2--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0----|
E|--0--0--0-0-3-3--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0----|

Outro- slow and soft
    C                    small pause    slow
    v
e|--0--------------------|--------|--------------3--||
B|--1--1-----0-----0-----|--------|--------1--------||
G|--0----0-----0-----0---|--------|------2---2------||
D|--2------2-----------2-|--------|----2-------2----||
A|--3------------3-------|--------|--0--------------||
E|--0--------------------|--------|-----------------||

Don't worry too much about the strum pattern, just do what comes natural
and you should be OK. Only 1 acoustic guitar is being played; I think he's
using a pick and hyper-picking on the Bridge (it's how I play it).  If you
can't hyper-pick or finger-pick, use a pick and don't play the high C note
on the 2nd(B) string on the Bridge(it's easier but doesn't sound exactly
the same).  I didn't post the lyrics, but don't try the vocals in front of
people if you don't have a decent voice(I'm just trying to save you some
embarrassment).
                                        Skeeve the Great
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met_al_lica69 wrote on September 29 2004, 12:00 am

UG didn't accept my version of this song..so my going to do it here

Shinedown----Simple Man
standard tuning(low to high)e,a,d,G,B,E
Intro:
C G Am
E|-------------------------------------------------3---|
B|------------1-----0------------------1-----1---------|
G|----------0---0-----------0---0--------2-----2-----2-|
d|--------2-------2-------0---0------2-----2-----2-----|
a|-0-2-3----------------2---------0--------------------|
e|--------------------3--------------------------------|

C G Am
E|--------------------------------0--0-3--3-x-0--0--|
B|------------1-----0-------------1--1-0--0-x-1--1--|
G|----------0---0-----------0---0-2--2-0--0-x-2--2--|
d|--------2-------2-------0---0---2--2-0--0-x-2--2--|
a|-0-2-3----------------2---------0--0-2--2-x-0--0--|
e|--------------------3----------------3--3-x-------|

Verse riff:
C G Am
E|-------------------------------------------------3---|
B|------------1-----0------------------1-----1---------|
G|----------0---0-----------0---0--------2-----2-----2-|x4
D|--------2-------2-------0---0------2-----2-----2-----|
A|-0-2-3----------------2---------0--------------------|
E|--------------------3--------------------------------|

pre-chorus
guitar1
E|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
d|-0----------------------------------------------|
a|-0-2-3---/7--5-3--------/7-5-3-0----------------|
e|-----------------3---------------------3-0-3/5--|
|
|guitar 2
E|--------------------3/5----------------------3--|
B|---------------0------------------0h1p0--0-1---1|
G|---------------0---------------2----------------|
d|-0------0h2p0------------------2----------------|
a|-0-2-3-------------------------0----------------|
e|-------------3---3------------------------------|

g1
E|----------------------------0-0-3-3-x-0-0-|
B|----------------------------1-1-0-0-x-1-1-|
G|----------------------------2-2-0-0-x-2-2-|
d|----------------------------2-2-0-0-x-2-2-|
a|-0-2-3---/7--5-3-----/7-5-3-0-0-2-2-x-0-0-|
e|-----------------3--------------3-3-x-----|
|
|g2
E|----------------------------0-0-3-3-x-0-0-|
B|---------------0----0-------1-1-0-0-x-1-1-|
G|---------------0----0-------2-2-0-0-x-2-2-|
d|--------0h2p0---------------2-2-0-0-x-2-2-|
a|-0-2-3----------------------0-0-2-2-x-0-0-|
e|-------------3---3--------------3-3-x-----|


verse x3 times followed by the intro x1


chorus (listen to song for the strumming)
?be a simple kind of man?
C G Am
E|-0--0--0-3-3--3--3-0--0--0--0-0|
B|-1--1--1-0-0--0--0-1--1--1--1-1|
G|-0--0--0-0-0--0--0-2--2--2--2-2|x4
d|-2--2--2-0-0--0--0-2--2--2--2-2|
a|-3--3--3-2-2--2--2-0--0--0--0-0|
e|---------3-3--3--3-------------|

pre-chorus thing x1
verse x3 then
intro x1
chorus x4
pre-chorus x1
verse x3
intro x1
chorus x5

then: Outro
(play slow)
C G Am
E|---------------------------------------------------------3--------|
B|------------1--------0-----------0------------------1-------1-----|
G|---------------0--------------------0------------2-----2-------2--|
d|----------2-------2-----------0--------0------2-------------------|
a|-0--2--3-------------------2---------------0----------------------|
e|------------------------3-----------------------------------------|

Well thats my version...let me know what you think...***** stars or * star???

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Gionez wrote on March 24 2013, 09:12 am

Definitely ***** stars, great version, thanks!!

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