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                4 + 20 - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Open D / Drop D

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
4 + 20 (1970)
(Stephen Stills)

From: "Deja Vu"

Stephen Stills' beautiful solo effort. There are different ways of playing 
this song. The first one uses an Open D-Tuning, the second one a simple 
Drop D-Tuning. I tabbed both of them out below.

If you want to know what the tabs sound like, check them out here:
Version 1: https://db.tt/irCxwyyo
Version 2: https://db.tt/OKkUAQp7

Enjoy!


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1. Open D-tuning (D-A-D-D-A-D)
(Capo 1st fret for playing along to the original version on "Deja Vu")
Demo recording: https://db.tt/irCxwyyo

Stills tunes down his guitar; several recordings exist - E, Eb and D. By 
using an open D-tuning (D-A-D-D-A-D) and a capo, one can adjust to different 
versions. This tuning helps to create the drone underlying the song and the 
sound of the tuned down strings adds to the general melancholy and bluesy 
feel.

INTRO
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
D|----7-----------|----------------|----------0-----|------4---------|
A|----------9-----|----10----7-----|10--------------|2-0-------------|
D|--------------0-|--------------0-|------0-------0-|----------0---0-|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|

*INTROS between chorus and verses
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
D|----7-----------|----------------|----------0-----|------4---------|
A|----------9-----|10--------7-----|10--------------|2-0-------5-----|
D|--------------0-|------0-------0-|------0-------0-|--------------0-|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|


VERSES (with minor variations)
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
D|7---------------|----------------|----------0-----|------4---------|
A|----------9-----|10--------7-----|10--------------|2-0-------5-----|
D|------0-------0-|------0-------0-|------0-------0-|--------------0-|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|

Most noticeable variations in VERSE 3:
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
D|7---------------|----------------|----------0-----|------4---------|
A|----------9-----|10--------7-----|10--------------|2---0-----5-----|
D|------0-------0-|------0-------0-|------0-------0-|--0-----------0-|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|

D|7---------------|----------------|----------0-----|----0-----------|
A|----------9-----|10--------7-----|10--------------|2-0---0---5-----|
D|------0-------0-|------0-------0-|------0-------0-|--------------0-|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|


CHORUS
 1. + 2.
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
D|----------0-----|----------0-----|10v---10v-------|10v-------------|
A|0---------------|0---------------|----12v---10v---|---------(12v)--|
D|------0-------0-|------0-------0-|--------------0-|-(0)--0---0---0-|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|3-------3-------|5-------5-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|
 3.
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
D|----------0-----|----------0-----|10v---10v-------|10v-------------|
A|0---------------|0---------------|----12v---10v---|----------------|
D|------0-------0-|------0-------0-|--------------0-|----------------|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|--------------0-|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|3-------3-------|5-------5-------|0-------0-------|0-----------0---|
                                                     [CODA]     [to VERSE]

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2. Drop-D-tuning (D-A-D-G-B-E)
(capo 1st fret for playing along to the original version on "Deja Vu")
Demo recording: https://db.tt/OKkUAQp7

If you don't want to take the trouble of retuning so many strings, you 
can use a simple Drop-D-tuning (D-A-D-G-B-E) and a capo to play in Eb or E. 
You lose some of the effects of the original and get an overall cleaner, 
"folkier" sound. Some of the voicings may be harder to play, too. They're 
still not really difficult, though.

The basic chord in the Intros and Verses is a D played using a small barre 
on the second fret over the strings G-B-e. Leave this chord on throughout 
the intro and verses, lifting your index finger only when you have to play 
the open e-string in the second bar. This way your ring finger and the pinky 
are free to play the additional notes on the e- and G-string.


INTRO
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|----5-----2-----|----3-----0-----|2---------------|------2---------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------3-----|----------------|
G|--------------2-|--------------2-|------2-------2-|4-2-------2---2-|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|

*INTROS between chorus and verses
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|----5-----2-----|----3-----0-----|2---------------|------2---------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------3-----|----------3-----|
G|--------------2-|--------------2-|------2-------2-|4-2-----------2-|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|


VERSES (with minor variations)
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|5---------2-----|3---------0-----|2---------------|------2---------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------3-----|----------3-----|
G|--------------2-|--------------2-|------2-------2-|4-2-----------2-|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|


Most noticeable variations in VERSE 3:
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|5---------2-----|3---------0-----|2---------------|------2---------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------3-----|----------3-----|
G|--------------2-|--------------2-|------2-------2-|4---2---------2-|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|

e|5---------2-----|3---------0-----|2---------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------3-----|----3-----3-----|
G|--------------2-|--------------2-|------2-------2-|4-2---2-------2-|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|


CHORUS
 1. + 2.
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|----------------|----------------|8v----8v--------|8v--------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----10v---10v---|---------(10v)--|
G|------0---------|------0---0-----|----------------|----------------|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|3-------3-------|5-------5-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|
 3.
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|----------------|----------------|8v----8v--------|8v--------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----10v---10v---|----------------|
G|------0---------|------0---0-----|----------------|----------------|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|--------------0-|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|3-------3-------|5-------5-------|0-------0-------|0-----------0---|
                                                     [CODA]     [to VERSE]

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LYRICS

Four and twenty years ago
I come into this life,
Son of a woman
And a man who lived in strife
He was tired of being poor
But he wasn't into selling door to door
And he worked like a devil to be more

A different kind of poverty now upsets me so
Night after sleepless night
I walk the floor and want to know
Why am I so alone?
Where is my woman, can I bring her home?
Have I driven her away?
Is she gone?

Morning comes the sunrise,
And I'm driven to my bed
I see that it is empty
And there's devils in my head
I embrace the many colored beast
I grow weary of the torment
Can there be no peace?
And I find myself just wishing
That my life would simply cease

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wild_duck 10 Oct 01, 2013 12:14 PM

Great tab for a great song.

Thanks!

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jamuel24 260 Apr 16, 2015 10:19 PM

Nice tab. Thanks for doing both versions. On the drop D version, the chorus should have 10v instead of 9v on the B-line. Otherwise it's perfect.

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maguri [tm] 28,103 Apr 17, 2015 12:26 AM

Thank you. Of course it has to be 10. I'll edit that.

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