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Tabber: Bruno Frenchy                       Bassist : Randy Meisner
Eagles
Take it easy      Tuning: EADG – Key signature: G  - Tempo: 138 bpm


[Intro]  00:03
G|------12-12-12r--------------------------12rrr-\------------|
D|-5r---------------0-5r--5-5-5r--5-5-5r-----------0-5r--5-5--|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

[Verse 1] 00:17
G|----------|----------|----------|----------|-------------|
D|-5r--5-5--|-5r--5-5--|-5r-------|----------|-------------|
A|----------|----------|-----5-5--|-3r--3-3--|-0r----------|
E|----------|----------|----------|----------|----3r--3-3--|
          G
Well, I'm running down the road

tryin' to loosen my load
                     D     C
I've got seven women on my mind,

G|----------------|-----------4r--|----------|-------------|
D|------------2r--|----4p--5w-----|----------|-------------|
A|-----2p--5w-----|-5r------------|-3r--3-3--|-0-----------|
E|-3r-------------|---------------|----------|----3r-x-x---|

G
Four that wanna own me,
D
Two that wanna stone me,
C                          G
One says she's a friend of mine,


[Chorus 1]  00:30
G|----------|----------|----------|----------|
D|-2r--2-2--|----------|----------|----------|
A|----------|-5r--5-5--|-3r--3-3--|----------|
E|----------|----------|----------|-3r--3-3--|

        Em  D         C  G
Take it easy, take it easy

G|----------|----------|----------|-----------|
D|----------|----------|-2r--2-2--|-2r--2-2---|
A|----------|-3r--3-3--|----------|-----------|
E|-5r--5-5--|----------|----------|-----------|

              Am                C
Don't let the sound of your own wheels
          Em
Drive you crazy

G|-----------------|------------------|
D|----2p--3--5h----|----2p--3--5h-----|
A|-3r-----------5r-|-3r---------------|
E|-----------------|--------------3r--|

        C                  G
Lighten up while you still can
           C           G
Don't even try to understand

G|----------|----------|-----------|
D|----------|----------|-----------|
A|----------|-3r--3-3--|-----------|
E|-5r--5-5--|----------|-3r--3-3---|

            Am                 C
Just find a place to make your stand
            G
and take it easy


[Bridge]  00:58
G|----------------|
D|--5w-5w-5h5-----| G
A|------------5w--|   D
E|----------------|


[Verse 2]  01:02
G|----------|----------|----------|----------|-------------|
D|-5r--5-5--|-5r--5-5--|-5r-------|----------|-------------|
A|----------|----------|-----5-5--|-3r--3-3--|-0r----------|
E|----------|----------|----------|----------|----3r--3-3--|

            G
Well, I'm a standing on a corner

in Winslow Arizona
            D        C
Such a fine sight to see

G|----------------|-----------4r--|----------|-------------|
D|------------2r--|----4p--5------|----------|-------------|
A|-----2p--5------|-5r------------|-3r--3-3--|-0-----------|
E|-3r-------------|---------------|----------|----3r--x-x--|

       G                   D
It's a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed
             C                      G
Ford slowin' down to take a look at me


[Chorus 2]  01:15
G|----------|----------|----------|----------|
D|-2r--2-2--|----------|----------|----------|
A|----------|-5r--5-5--|-3r--3-3--|----------|
E|----------|----------|----------|-3r--3-3--|

         Em  D           C  G
Come on, baby, don't say maybe

G|----------|----------|----------|-----------|
D|----------|----------|-2r--2-2--|-2r--2-2---|
A|----------|-3r--3-3--|----------|-----------|
E|-5r--5-5--|----------|----------|-----------|

        Am                 C
I gotta know if your sweet love is
      Em
gonna save me

G|-----------------|------------------|
D|----2p--3--5h----|----2p--3--5h-----|
A|-3r-----------5r-|-3r---------------|
E|-----------------|--------------3r--|

       C               G
We may lose and we may win though
        C              G
we will never be here again

G|----------|----------|-----------|
D|----------|----------|-----------|
A|-5r--5-5--|-3r--3-3--|-----------|
E|----------|----------|-3r--3-3---|

        Am               C
so open up, I'm climbin' in,
        G
So take it easy...


[Solo]  01:43 (play verse)
G|----------|----------|----------|----------|-------------|
D|-5r--5-5--|-5r--5-5--|----------|----------|-------------|
A|----------|----------|-5r--5-5--|-3r--3-3--|-0r----------|
E|----------|----------|----------|----------|----3r--3-3--|

G|----------------|-----------4r--|----------|-------------|
D|------------2r--|----4p--5w-----|----------|-------------|
A|-----2p--5w-----|-5r------------|-3r--3-3--|-0-----------|
E|-3r-------------|---------------|----------|----3r--3-3--|

G|----------|----------|----------|----------|
D|-2r--2-2--|----------|----------|----------|
A|----------|-5r--5-5--|-3r--3-3--|----------|
E|----------|----------|----------|-3r--3-3--|

G|----------|----------|----------|-----------|
D|----------|----------|-2r--2-2--|-2w--/-5r--|
A|----------|-3r--3-3--|----------|-----------|
E|-5r--5-5--|----------|----------|-----------|


[Verse 3]  02:11
G|----------|----------|----------|----------|-------------|
D|-5r--5-5--|-5r--5-5--|-5r-------|----------|-------------|
A|----------|----------|-----5-5--|-3r--3-3--|-0r----------|
E|----------|----------|----------|----------|----3r--3-3--|

         G
Well I'm running down the road trying to loosen
                                D     C
my load, got a world of trouble on my mind

G|----------------|-----------4r--|----------|------------|
D|------------2r--|----4p--5w-----|----------|------------|
A|-----2p--5w-----|-5r------------|-3r--3-3--|-0----------|
E|-3r-------------|---------------|----------|----3r-3-3--|

G                       D
lookin' for a lover who won't blow my
             C          G
cover, she's so hard to find

Chorus 3:  02:24
G|----------|----------|----------|----------|
D|-2r--2-2--|----------|----------|----------|
A|----------|-5r--5-5--|-3r--3-3--|----------|
E|----------|----------|----------|-3r--3-3--|

        Em  D         C  G
Take it easy, take it easy

G|----------|----------|----------|-----------|
D|----------|----------|-2r--2-2--|-2r--2-2---|
A|----------|-3r--3-3--|----------|-----------|
E|-5r--5-5--|----------|----------|-----------|

              Am                C
Don't let the sound of your own wheels
          Em
Make you crazy

G|-----------------|------------------|
D|----2p--3--5h----|----2p--3--5h-----|
A|-3r-----------5r-|-3r---------------|
E|-----------------|--------------3r--|

Em  D           C  G
Come on, baby, don't say maybe

G|----------|----------|----------|-----------|
D|----------|----------|-2r--2-2--|-2r--2-2---|
A|----------|-3r--3-3--|----------|-----------|
E|-5r--5-5--|----------|----------|-----------|

        Am                 C
I gotta know if your sweet love is

      Em
gonna save me


[Outro]  02:53
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-2-------2-------------------------------------------------------|
A|---3-------3----3-0----3-0----3-3----3-0----3-0-----3-0----3/7rr-|
E|----/3------/3-----/3-----/3-----/3-----/3-----/3------/3--------|

C       G       C       G       C       G
ooh,ooh,ooh,ooh,ooh,ooh,ooh,ooh,ooh,ooh,ooh,ooh  X2

                           Em C G
Oh well you know we got it easy
                  Am  C  Em
We oughta take it easy,  yeah

End: 03:33 ... on Em


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==                     GENERAL TABLATURE EXPLANATION                ==
======================================================================

----------                ----------                ----t---|
----5h8--- Hammer on      ----g8---- Ghost          ----6---| Tap
----------                ---------- Note           --------|
----5p8--- Pull off       ----------                --------|

----------                ----------                -----p--
-----5/8-- Slide Up       -----x---- Dead           -----7--- Pop
----------                ---------- Note           --s------
----5\8--- Slide Down     ----------                --5------ Slap

----------                ||------|| Repeat         --------|
----5~~~-- Vibrato        ||*----*||                ---5b---| Bend
----------                ||*----*||                --------| up or
----------                ||------||                --------| down

----------                ----------                --------|
-4:------- Time           ----------                --------|
-4:------- Signature      ----------                --4br---| Bend /
----------                ----------                --------| release

            
            
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dolson128 2,238 Aug 22, 2014 04:45 AM

Notation question: What does "5/5" mean? How do you slide up on the same fret?

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dolson128 2,238 Jun 02, 2015 04:58 AM

Thorough explanation. Much appreciated! Also, good website.

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kometes 37 Mar 06, 2015 09:51 PM

Randy Meisner: Bass guitar, backing vocals

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