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Band/Artist: Back Door Slam
Album: Roll Away
Song: Heavy On My Mind


{Intro & Main Riff)

|e-----0------x-----|
|b-----0------x-----|
|g-----1------x-----|  Repeat x4
|d-----2------x-----|
|a-----2----5-x-5h7-|
|E-0-0-x-/7---x-----|

Ends the Intro and Main Riff

|e------------------|
|b------------------|
|g------------------|
|d------------------|
|a----5-------------|
|E-/7---7p5/3-------|


"Maybe my mind is playing tricks on me" - broken down like this:

----------------------------------------------------------------

"May-be my"

|e-------|
|b-------|
|g-5-5-5-|
|d-x-x-x-|
|a-3-3-3-|
|E-------|

"Mind is playing"

|e---------|
|b---------|
|g-4-4-4-4-|
|d-x-x-x-x-|
|a-2-2-2-2-|
|E---------|

"Tricks"

|e---|
|b---|
|g-3-|
|d-x-|
|a-1-|
|E---|

"On Me"

|e---|         |e-0-|
|b---|         |b-0-|
|g-5-| Ends on |g-1-|
|d-x-|         |d-2-|
|a-3-|         |a-2-|
|E---|         |E-x-|


{Pre-Chorus}

"Every creek of the door, every footstep I hear"

|e---|      |e-0-----------0-|
|b-5-|      |b-0-----------0-|
|g-5-| then |g-1---------0-1-|
|d-7-|      |d-2-2---0h2---2-|
|a-7-|      |a-2---2-------2-|
|E---|      |E-x-----------x-|

"Every howl of the wind, makes me tremble with fear"

|e---|      |e---|      |e-2-|
|b-5-|      |b---|      |b-3-|
|g-5-| then |g-4-| then |g-2-|
|d-7-|      |d-x-|      |d---|
|a-7-|      |a-2-|      |a---|
|E---|      |E---|      |E---|

{Chorus}

"Another sleepless night.."
"Lord I can't escape..."

|e-0-|      |e---|      |e---|
|b-0-|      |b---|      |b---|
|g-1-| then |g-3-| then |g-2-|
|d-2-|      |d-x-|      |d-x-|
|a-2-|      |a-5-|      |a-4-|
|E-x-|      |E---|      |E---|

"Thought I left you way behind"

|e---|      |e-0-----------0-|      |e---|      |e---|
|b-5-|      |b-0-----------0-|      |b---|      |b---|
|g-5-| then |g-1---------0-1-| then |g-3-| then |g-2-|
|d-7-|      |d-2-2---0h2---2-|      |d-x-|      |d-x-|
|a-7-|      |a-2---2-------2-|      |a-5-|      |a-4-|
|E---|      |E-x-----------x-|      |E---|      |E---|

Here is a video of a live performance to supplement the tab:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggzsbdSvCH4

I’m still shocked to see that Davy Knowles hasn’t been tabbed like crazy on this site yet.
He’s a living guitar god and I wish he would get way more recognition, because he’s incredible.
But I hope this tab serves as a rough draft for “Heavy on My Mind”, and that people will try
to refine it, and correct it. And if you’re brave/talented enough, try to tab the solo, 
would be sick.
I hope you enjoy!
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sowash33 10 Nov 18, 2008 09:54 AM

tabbed by: Jon Sowash (West Chester, PA)

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pak1351 50 Jan 04, 2009 10:53 AM

I agree man, definitely a great guitarist. Heard about them because of their tour with govt mule. Both fantastic bands, both lacking recognition. Nice tab too, btw

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