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Lucky Man tab

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Author
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LUCKY MAN – Emerson, Lake, and Palmer
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Tabbed by: Adam B.
Email: Atwbthe3rd@yahoo.com

Tuning: Standard

Please rate this tab and offer any suggestions or comments.

Notes:
It also in 6/8 time- so accents are on first and fourth beat
Notes in parentheses are sometimes played and some times not played.
For Guitar 2 in the intro, the notes on the highest three strings are very quiet until 
D, where they are loud again. I don’t play them because you can only hear them if guitar 
isn’t playing, and I recommend you don’t either.


I have the chords at the bottom, and here are all the riffs in the song:


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Intro/Verse 1 and 2:
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Guitar 1:
   G             Gadd2         D             D
e|-------3-----|-------5-----|-------5-----|-------5-----|
B|---3-----3---|---3-----3---|---3-----3---|---3-----3---|
G|-----4-----4-|-----4-----4-|-----2-----2-|-----2-----2-|
D|-5-----------|-5-----------|-0-----------|-0-----------|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

Guitar 2:
   G             G(6)          D             D
e|-------------|---3-------3-|-------------|-2-3-2-------|
B|-----------3-|-------------|---------3---|-------3-----|
G|---------0---|--------(0)--|-----------2-|---------2---|
D|-------------|-0---0h2-----|------(0)----|-----------0-|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
E|-3-----------|-------------|-2-----------|-------------|

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Chorus: (strums and rhythm approximated)
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Guitar 1:
   Am            Em             D
e|-0-----------|-0------------|-2----------|-------------|
B|-1-----------|-0------------|-3----------|-------------|
G|-2-----------|-0------------|-2----------|-------------|
D|-2-----------|-2------------|-0----------|-------------|
A|-0-----------|-2------------|------------|-------------|
E|-------------|-0------------|------------|-------------|

          (second time and ends on this D)----|
Guitar 2:                                     V
   Am            Em             D      D4D D2 D  D4 D D2
e|-0--00-0--00-|-0--00-0--00-|-2-22-2--3-2|-0-2--22--3-2-0-|
B|-1--11-1--11-|-0--00-0--00-|-3-33-3--3-3|-3-3--33--3-3-3-|
G|-2--22-2--22-|-0--00-0--00-|-2-22-2--2-2|-2-2--22--2-2-2-|
D|-2--22-2--22-|-2--22-2--22-|-0-00-0--0-0|-0-0--00--0-0-0-|
A|-0--00-0--00-|-2--22-2--22-|------------|----------------|
E|-------------|-0--00-0--00-|------------|----------------|


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Solo 1:
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Guitar 1: play this 4x and play chorus part
   G             Gadd2         D          Dsus4   D
e|-------3-----|-------5-----|-------2----|-3-----2------|
B|---3-----3---|---3-----3---|---(3)-3----|-3-----3------|
G|-----4-----4-|-----4-----4-|---(2)-2----|-2-----2------|
D|-5-----------|-5-----------|-0-(0)-0----|-0-----0------|
A|-------------|-------------|------------|--------------|
E|-------------|-------------|------------|--------------|

Guitar 2- strum verse and chorus chords

Guitar 3:
  G              D   G            D
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------7--7h9p7--|
D|-------------------5--7/9-----------|
A|---------5-5h7-5--------------------|
E|-3---5/7----------------------------|

    G                              D   G                  D
e|-----------10----14b15r14b15b14------------10-------------|
B|--10-10h12----------------------10---10h12----8-7-8-7-----|
G|--------------------------------------------------------7-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
   Am       Em       D   Am         Em       D
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------2-------------------------|
D|--------2----------0----------2-----------0---------------|
A|-0-2-3----------/2-----0-2-3------------2-----------------|
E|----------0-2-3-------------------0-2-3-------------------|


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Verse 3: Guitar 2 is still the sane
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Guitar 1: (last time right before chorus don’t strum D5)
   G             Gadd2         D            D5
e|-------3-----|-------5-----|------------|-5------------|
B|---3-----3---|---3-----3---|------------|-3------------|
G|-----4-----4-|-----4-----4-|------------|-2------------|
D|-5-----------|-5-----------|-0----------|-0------------|
A|-------------|-------------|------------|--------------|
E|-------------|-------------|------------|--------------|

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Chords to Whole Song:
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Play intro twice

Verse 1:
G              D
He had white horses
G                   D
And ladies by the score
G                    D
All were dressed in satin
G                   D
And waiting by the door


Chorus:
Am             Em          D    Dsus4  D Dsus2 D     Dsus4  D Dsus2
Oooh, What a lucky man he was
Am             Em          D    Dsus4  D Dsus2 D
Oooh, What a lucky man he was


Play solo


Verse 2:
G                   D
Lightless and feathers
G                 D
They made up his bed
G                 D
A gold covered mattress
G                 D
On which he was laid


Play chorus


Verse 3:
G                 D
He went to fight wars
G                        D
For his country and his king
G                      D
Of his honor and his glory
G                 D
The people would sing


Play chorus


Verse 4:
G                D
A bullet had found him
G                    D
His blood ran as he died
G                D
No money could save him
G                      D
So he laid down and he died

End with a synthesizer solo with verse and chorus chords
Then stop playing guitar and just finish with synthesizer and drums
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crookedpath 479 Jul 02, 2008 05:10 AM

Much better on the whole than Version 1. V1 gets partial credit for noting Drop-D tuning where this version does not. It makes very little difference to this tab.

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bryanprice 10 Dec 20, 2009 03:41 AM

On the second verse the first word[s] should be White lace.Not lightless as in the tab.
But It did help me thank you.

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Lolazep 10 Jun 25, 2012 06:17 PM

all the chords/tabs on this site use Am and Em in the chorus but when I play along with the song it sounds to me to be A, G, D. I'm not by any means a pro so there's a very good chance I'm totally wrong.

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