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                UP AROUND THE BEND - Creedence Clearwater Revival
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Tabbed by: Terry Long
Email: mrmaestro1 'at' gmail.com

This is my interpretation of how to play the song. I don't guarantee that this tab is 
correct, but it sounds almost exactly like the real song to me and I think it's a lot more 
than other tabs of this song.


Time Signature: 4/4

[Intro]
       D
       Q      E     Q      E   E   E        Q      E     Q      E   E   E
e||-----------------10~~~~--------------|----------------10~~~~--------------|
B||.-----------------------10------10---|-----------------------10------10---|
G||-----------9/11-------------11-------|----------9/11-------------11-------|
D||----0--------------------------------|---0--------------------------------|
A||.------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E||-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

     A                                      D
     Q      E     Q      E   E   E          Q     E     Q      E   E   E
e|----------------5~~~~~----------------|---------------10~~~~~-------------||
B|-----------------------5-------5------|----------------------10------10--.||
G|----------4/6--------------6----------|---------9/11-------------11-------||  x2
D|--------------------------------------|---0-------------------------------||
A|---0----------------------------------|----------------------------------.||
E|--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------||


[Verse 1]
     D
     E   E   E   Q      E   E   E        E   E   E   Q      E   E   E
e|----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|---------------3--------------3---|---(3)----------3------3-------3--------|
G|-------2-h-4---2------2-h-4---2---|---(2)---2-h-4--2----------4---2--------|
D|---0------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
      There's a place   up  ahead            and I'm go  -  in'

     A                                                D
     E   E   E    Q      Q      E        E    E   E   Q      E   S S E
e|----------------------------------|------------------------2-------2-------|
B|----------------2------2------2---|---(2)---2-p-0---3------3-------3-------|
G|-------2-h-4----2------2------2---|---(2)---2--(2)--2----------2h4---------|
D|----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A|---0------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
        Just as   fast   as my  feet          can     fly

     D
     E   E   E   Q      E   E   E        E   E   E   Q      E   E   E
e|----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|---------------3--------------3---|---(3)----------3------3-------3--------|
G|-------2-h-4----------2-h-4-------|--------2-h-4--------------4---2--------|
D|---0------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
        Come a - way   come a - way        if you're goin'

     A                                                 D
     E   E   E    Q      Q      E        E    E   E    Q      E   E   E
e|----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------2------2------2---|---(2)---2-p-0----3------3---3---3------|
G|-------2-h-4----2------2------2---|---(2)---2--(2)---2------2---2---2------|
D|----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A|---0------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
       Leave the  sink - in'   ships          be   -   hind


CHORUS - The 'A' chord written here is how it sounds during the solo. During the actual 
the 'A' is always played as 8 eighth-notes in each measure, with the top 'e' (open) 
sometimes played with it and sometimes not.

      G               D                    A
      Q       Q       Q       Q            E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E
e|----3-------3-------2-------2-------|--------------------------------------|
B|----0-------0-------3-------3-------|----2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-----|
G|----0-------0-------2-------2-------|----2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-----|
D|----0-------0-------0-------0-------|----2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-----|
A|----2-------2-----------------------|----0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----|
E|----3-------3-----------------------|--------------------------------------|
      Come on   the   ris  -  in' wind                                 We're

      G               D                    A
      Q       Q       Q       Q            Q       E   Q       E   E   E
e|----3-------3-------2-------2-------|----------------0-------0-------------|
B|----0-------0-------3-------3-------|----2-------2---2-------2---2---2-----|
G|----0-------0-------2-------2-------|----2-------2---2-------2---2---2-----|
D|----0-------0-------0-------0-------|----2-------2---2-------2---2---2-----|
A|----2-------2-----------------------|----0-------0---0-------0---0---0-----|
E|----3-------3-----------------------|--------------------------------------|
      goin' up    a - round   the bend                                 Ooh!
                                                          (3-4th time:"Yeah!")

      A
      E    E   E   E   E   E   E   E
e|-----------------------------0---0----|
B|---(2)---2---2---2---2---2---2---2----|
G|---(2)---2---2---2---2---2---2---2----|
D|---(2)---2---2---2---2---2---2---2----|
A|---(0)---0---0---0---0---0---0---0----|
E|--------------------------------------|


VERSE 2 - Same as VERSE 1
        Bring a song and a smile for the banjo
        Better get while the gettin's good
        Hitch a ride to the end of the highway
        Where the neons turn to wood

[Chorus]

VERSE 3 - Same as VERSE 1
        You can ponder perpetual motion,
        Fix your mind on a crystal day,
        Always time for a good conversation,
        There's an ear for what you say.

[Chorus]

BRIDGE - Same as INTRO

SOLO - 2nd guitar plays CHORUS underneath SOLO

      Q      E    E   Q      S S E         Q      E   E   E     E   E   E
e|------------------------------------|-------------------0------------------|
B|----------------3---5b7----5h3------|--------------------------------------|
G|----0------2/4-----------------4----|----2------4-b-6--(6)--pb6-b-4---2----|
D|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

      Q      E    E   Q      S S E         Q      E   E   E     E   E   E
e|------------------------------------|-------------------0------------------|
B|----------------3---5b7----5h3------|--------------------------------------|
G|----0------2/4-----------------4----|----2------4-b-6--(6)--pb6-b-4---2----|
D|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
                                                                        Ooh!

      Q      Q      S S E   Q
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|----4b6----4b6----4b6b4---2---------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|


VERSE 4 - Same as VERSE 1 plus the 4 measures below played overtop VERSE 1 starting in 
4

        Catch a ride to the end of the highway
        And we'll meet by the big red tree,
        There's a place up ahead and I'm goin'
        Come along, come along with me.

(2nd guitar)
    (Q)     (Q)     (E)   E      S  S  E        W
e|------------------------12b14--12p10------|---10~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~---|
B|-------------------------------------12---|--------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ...big red     tree                              There's a place up ahead

    (Q)     (Q)     (E)   E      S  S  E        W
e|------------------------12b14--12p10------|--------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------12---|---10~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~---|
G|------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
        and I'm  go  -   in'                       Come along,  come along...


[Chorus]

OUTRO - Repeat continuously and fade away - 2nd guitar plays VERSE 1 underneath

      D
     (E)   E   E   Q      E   E   E       E   E   E   Q      E   (Q)
e||----------------5~~~-----------5~~~|--(5)----------5~~~-------------------|
B||.-------6-h-7----------6-h-7-------|-------6-h-7----------7---------------|
G||-----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D||-----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A||.----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E||-----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
                                  Do          do      doo    do

     (E)   E   E   Q      E   E   E       E   E   (E)   H            (E)
e|-----------------5~~~-----------5~~~|--(5)--------------------------------||
B|---------6-h-7----------6-h-7-------|-------7----------------------------.||
G|------------------------------------|-----------------7~~~----------------||
D|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------.||
E|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||
                                  Do          do        doo    do



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

| ~    Vibrato
| /    Slide up
| (n)  Ghost note
| h    Hammer-on
| p    Pull-off
| b    Bend
| pb   Pre-bend  

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

            
            
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Who66 1,186 Nov 17, 2007 05:02 PM

perfect, really. first tab to get everything going on in this song guitaristically.

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|Guitarhead| 268 May 24, 2008 01:56 AM

Best tab of this on here! Well done. Your's is the most complete, you didn't miss bits out. Easy on the vibrato at the begining though. Chord timing is wrong, but the chords themselves are right. you missed a couple of them out though. Anyway, thanks very much for tabbing this!
5 star stuff.

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/\/\Etal?666 10 Oct 23, 2008 07:08 PM

Nice...nowi canlearn this and play it for my "old" teacher that keeps asking me to play it...lol

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