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Artist: Black Stone Cherry
Album: Kentucky
Song: The Rambler (Live from Carnival of Madness 2016)

Tabbed by: guitarwizard93(makutoid)

Tuning: Standard
Capo: 9th Fret

I worked this out by ear listening to various recordings after seeing it performed live in Cardiff at the 
Carnival of Madness tour in January 2016, so it may not be exactly as it is on the album.. 
We'll find out in April!

I may have labelled a few chords incorrectly due to a lot of guess work, so these are what certain "unusual" 
chords are as I've worked them out, apologies if they're completely wrong!

C9    - x30210
Am7/G - 302010
C/B   - x20010

Throughout the intro/verse and wherever else appropriate there is a riff of sorts played into the chord 
progression of C and C9. The riff is simply hammering on the second fret to form the chord, and is as such:

   C                   C9         C
e|-0---------0---0-0-|-0----------0--------0-----0-|
B|-1---------1---1-1-|-1----------1--------1-----1-|
G|-0---------0---0-0-|-0-h-2--0---0--------0---0---|
D|-0-h-2-----2---2-2-|-0----------0-h-2----2---2---|
A|-3---------3---3-3-|-3----------3--------3---3---|
E|-------------------|-----------------------------|


[Verse 1]

C                     C9       C
    You were born in a southern farm,
C                                 C9       C
    It might've been Sunday but I can't recall
C                       C9        C
    All the birthdays I must have missed
Am                       G[bass]    C[Fill 1]  Fm
    Your first steps and your first kiss
C                            C9      C
    I don't even know if you know my name
                    Am             G[bass]         C[Fill 1}   Fm
    But you should hear the truth before it's too late


[Chorus 1]

                    C                     G
    So I hope this finds you, on some highway
F                          C      F                  C
    Cause I'm a long time rambler, I call the road my home
F                    C                 G
    Forgive my indiscretion, it's the only way I know
F                            C                Am     G     C     Fm
    A million miles from Kentucky, but I will always be around
                 C                  C9          C
    So turn the radio up when your heart breaks down


[Verse 2]

          C                        C9         C
    I've played for tips and I've played for less
                C                          C9         C
    I played a pretty southern girl right out of her dress
        C                 C9          C
    She danced until the lights came on
                   Am                           G       C[Fill 1]   Fm
    But there's a reason she's here instead of being at home
                   C                       C9         C
    She said "the songs you sing make the whole room cry"
             Am             G           C[Fill 1]   Fm 
    And that night I told a young man's lie


[Chorus 2]

                         C                         G
    When I said I would call her, and I said I'll write
F                          C      F                  C
    Cause I'm a long time rambler, I call the road my home
F                    C                 G
    Forgive my indiscretion, it's the only way I know
F                            C                Am     G     C     Fm
    A million miles from Kentucky, but I will always be around
                 C                  C9          C
    So turn the radio up when your heart breaks down
              C                  C9           C       C/B
    Turn the radio up when your heart breaks down


[Bridge]

Am                    Am/G              Dsus
    I'm sorry for the tears I made you cry

    I'm sorry for the promises that turned to lies
Am                  Am/G               Dsus
    If I could turn back the hands of time

    I'd take it back and try, try, try
       Am                         Dsus               C    C/9  C
    To make you understand, that this is who I am


[Verse 3]

C                         C9     C
    I met the devil in an old motel
C                                  C9       C
    It seems I ain't got much of a soul to sell
C                          C9       C
    My glass is empty, my hands are blue
             Am                    G         C[Fill 1]  Fm
    And the doctor gave me 'bout a month or two
            C                         C9        C
    Well I thought I would make it to you this year
           Am               G       C[Fill 1]  Fm
    So forgive me one last time my dear


[Chorus 3]

                  C                          G
    And tell your mother, I won't be coming home
F                          C      F                  C
    Cause I'm a long time rambler, I call the road my home
F                    C                 G
    Forgive my indiscretion, it's the only way I know
F                            C                Am     G     C     Fm
    A million miles from Kentucky, but I will always be around
                 C                  C9          C
    So turn the radio up when your heart breaks down
              C                  C9           C
    Turn the radio up when your heart breaks down


[FILL 1]

   C                  Fm
e|--------------------1-|
B|-------------1------1-|
G|-------0-h-2-----2--1-|
D|-2-h-3--------------3-|
A|-3------------------3-|
E|--------------------1-|



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christopher.bra 10 Feb 24, 2016 09:50 AM

This sounds spot on! Thank you! Been waiting for this since I heard it live in Cardiff on the Carnival of Madness tour.

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marcosavo92 10 Mar 14, 2016 11:29 AM

Sorry, what does C fill 1 mean?

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jeff.menday 10 Apr 22, 2016 06:01 AM

i think capo should be on the 9th fret to play along with album version

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