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Susie Q 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.#
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------#

From: Roger Olofsson 
Subject: TAB: Suzie Q by Creedence Clearwater Revival (fwd)

Artist:Creedence Clearwater Revival
Song:Suzie Q
Tabber: Roger Olofsson (raggen@hem1.passagen.se)
CD:Chronicle
(Actually it's not a CD, it's an old record, playable on a grammophone *grin*)

Main riff and intro:

                        Part 2 of main riff
E|----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|----3-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|------2-0-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-------------2-0h2--2-----0-------------|-----------------------------------|
A|----------------------0h2---------------|-----------------------------------|
E|--0-------------------------3b--0-------|-----------------------------------|

Song is built something like this:

Rhythm guitar plays Em A C H Em (9Em 2A 1C 1H 3Em)

Play main riff 3 times then the fourth time play part 1 of main riff and
start to sing (let bass player play part 2).


Verses are built something like this:

E|----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|----3-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|------2-0-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-------------2-0h2----------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|--0-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
                    Oh, Susie Q

E|----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|----3-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|------2-0-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-------------2-0h2----------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|--0-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
                    Oh, Susie Q

E|----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|----3-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|------2-0-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-------------2-0h2----------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|--0-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
                    Oh, Susie Q, baby I ....

2nd verse played same as 1

I like the way you walk, I ....


First solo follows:

E|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|--9b11~-11r9p7---7~--7-9-7-9b11-9b11|-11r9p7---7-9b10-------------------|
D|---------------9--------------------|--------9--------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

E|--------------------12------12------|-----------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|--12-14-12h14-14b16---14b16----14b16r14-12-14b16-14-12-14-12-14b15-15r14|
D|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

E|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
G|--14b15r14-12-------12-14-14b15-14b15-14b15-14b15--b15r14-12-14-12-12-7-9-|
D|--------------12-14-----------------|-------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

E|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|-9b10-9r7---7-9-12b14-12b14-12b14-12b14-12b14-b13r12-11r9-7-9-b11r9r7---|
D|----------9-------------------------|---------------------------------9-|
A|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

E|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|-7-9--9-12b14-12b14-12b14-12b14-12b14-12p11p9---------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|---------12-9----------------------|
A|------------------------------------|--------------12-10--7~------------|
E|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

Main riff as from start

[Verse 3]

Well, say that you'll be true, well, say ...

[Verse 4]

Well, say that you'll be mine, well, say ....

2nd solo follows: (add some oohs just for the fun of it)

E|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|-----8----3-------------------8----3------------------------------------|
G|--/9---/4---4--2-0---------/9---/4---4--2-0-----------------------------|
D|---------------------0h2------------|---------0h2-----------------------|
A|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

E|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|-----8----3-------------------8----3------------------------------------|
G|--/9---/4---4--2-0---------/9---/4---4--2-0-----------------------------|
D|-------------------2-0-2------------|-------2-0-2-----------------------|
A|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

E|--0-/19-0-3-----0-------------------|-0-/19-0-3-----0-------------------|
B|------------4/5---5--3--------------|-----------4/5---5--3--------------|
G|-----------------------3-4~---------|----------------------3-4~---------|
D|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
                                             Notice the subtle change here
E|--0-/19-0-3-----0-------------------|-0-/19-0-3-----0-------------------|
B|------------4/5---5--3--------------|-----------4/5---5--3-4-5~---------|
G|-----------------------3-4~---------|-----------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

Play verse 1 again
Play verse 2 again
Play verse 1 again but scream this time

3rd solo follows:

E|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------8b9-8b9-8b9------|
G|--9b11~--7-9--b11r9-7--b11r9p7---7-7-9-7-9b11-11r9p7--------------------|
D|-------------------------------9----|----------------9------------------|
A|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

E|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|--9r8-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|------9-7h9-7-9-b11r9p7---7h9p7h9p7p7h9p7h9p7--7h9b11r9p7---7-----------|
D|------------------------9-----------|---------------------9-------------|
A|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

E|------------------------12-----12---|--------------------------------12-|
B|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|--/12-14-14-14-14-14b15---14b15---b15r14p12---12-14--b15r14p12-14b15----|
D|------------------------------------|-------14--------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

E|--------12--------------------------|--------------12-12-15-12-17b18----|
B|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|--14b15-----14b15-12-14-12-14-12-11-12-14-12-14b15----------------------|
D|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

E|-12--------12-----------------------|-------------------------12------12|
B|-12---------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|-----14b15----14b15r14p12----12-14-14b15r14p12----12----14b15----14b15--|
D|--------------------------14--------|----------14----14-----------------|
A|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

Solo goes on some mor bars then it fades.. you should be able to figure
the out the last bars...


"Let freedom ring"

"Oh Rock of ages do not crumble love is breathing still"
"Oh Lady Moonshine down, a little people magic if you will"

This tab was created with the help of an Amiga computer and the sampling
software Audiomaster IV, under the menu effects/duration/pitch the
frequency and the pitch can be doubled, thus enabling the program to play
back the sample at half the speed but with the original pitch.


E|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|



************************************

| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| r  Release
| b  Bend
| /  Slide up
| ~  Vibrato

************************************
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JoJo the Monkey 10 Jul 10, 2003 12:00 AM

this tab is actually very good, with one exception. id like to ask what an "H" chord is? simply just a typo? Some clarification regarding the Rythm part of Suzie Q would be nice thanks.

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Hugh .G.Rection 10 Jul 02, 2005 12:00 AM

I think the 'H' was a type maybe he ment 'G'?

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kyle294 10 Jan 07, 2007 07:54 PM

i agree with jojo

this riff is so tasty

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