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D# G# C# F# A# D#
fill 2 (used on intro and verses) 
    G5            D                C 
eb|-3---3--------------2-0-------|-----------------0--------------------| 
Bb|-3-----3---3------3-----3---3-|----------1--------------1------------| 
Gb|-0-------0------2---------2---|-0------0---0----------0---0-0------0-| 
Db|-0------------0---------------|-0h2----------2------2-------0h2------| 
Ab|------------------------------|------3---------------------------3---| 
Eb|-3----------------------------|--------------------------------------| 

fill 1 (used only in verses) 
    G5              D                  Am 
eb|-3--------------2-------2-0-------|-0-------------0----------------------| 
Bb|-3---3-------3--3-------3-------0-|-1----0h1-------------1---------------| 
Gb|-0---0-----0----2----2-------2----|-2--2-----2---------2---2------0---0--| 
Db|-0---0-----0----0----0------------|-2----------2-----2-------0h2----2----| 
Ab|----------------------------------|-0------------------------------------| 
Eb|-3--------------------------------|--------------------------------------| 

Song goes like this: 

[Intro:] 

Twice with picking fill 2  G5 D C 
Twice just power chords    G5 D C 

[Verse 1] (with fill 1) 

G5         D               Am 
Mamma take this badge from me 

          (with fill 2) 
G5         D         C 
I can't use it anymore 

          (with fill 1) 
G5                D             Am 
It's getting dark, too dark to see 

          (with fill 2) 
G5             D                       C 
Feels like I'm knockin' on heaven's door 

[Chorus:]

G5            D5                     C5 
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door, 
C5 
Hey, hey, hey, hey, yeah 
G5            D5                     C5 
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door, 
C5 
(no lyrics) 
G5                 D5                     C5 
Ooh, knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door 
C5 
Ooh yeah 
G5            D5                     C5 
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door 
C5 
Hey, hey, hey, hey, yeah 

[Solo 1:] (over G D and C chords) 
eb|----------------------------------------------------------| 
Bb|--------------------15fb----------------------------------| 
Gb|-12-14fb-14p12-14---------14-12-12~~~----------------12---| 
Db|------------------------------------------13/14-----------| 
Ab|----------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|----------------------------------------------------------| 

eb|--------------------------------------------------------15----| 
Bb|-15/17--15---13p12-13/15--13p12---13p12-----------12-13----13-| 
Gb|--------------------------------------------------------------| 
Db|-----------------------------------------14~~~----------------| 
Ab|--------------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------| 

eb|--------------15-17fb--17--17fb--17fb--15----20fb-20p19-20-| 
Bb|12~~~---15/17----------------------------------------------| 
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------| 
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------| 
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------| 

eb|-19-20fb--20-20-20------------------------------------------------| 
Bb|-------------------17~~~------------------------------------------| 
Gb|-------------------------19fb-19-19fb-19--------------------------| 
Db|-----------------------------------------19fb-19-19fb-19----------| 
Ab|----------------------------------------------------------17--17--| 
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------| 

[Solo 2:]

eb|-------------------------------------------------------| 
Bb|--19b~~~~~~~r-19---19brp17-19-1717----20-17--20-17br---| 
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------| 
Db|-------------------------------------------------------| 
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------| 

eb|----------------------------------------16---18b-18p16-| 
Bb|-1517--1517--------1517---------------13--16-----------| 
Gb|-----------------------------------/13-----------------| 
Db|-----17----19br1719----19br19br17----------------------| 
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------| 

eb|-16-18p16-16-20-19-20-22b-20-19-20-22b--20-19-20-22b-22b-22b---------| 
Bb|-------------------------------------------------------------20-22b--| 
Gb|---------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Db|---------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------| 

eb|----------------------------------------------------------------| 
Bb|--20-22br-20-22-22b-20-22-20--20~~---20-19----19br-17-19-17-17--| 
Gb|----------------------------------------------------------------| 
Db|----------------------------------------------------------------| 
Ab|----------------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|----------------------------------------------------------------| 

eb|----------------------------------------------------------------| 
Bb|-2017--17~~15~~12~~~~~~-----------------------------------------| 
Gb|------------------------12~--11~---11br-9~---7--5/4-------------| 
Db|----------------------------------------------------5-----------| 
Ab|----------------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|----------------------------------------------------------------| 

[Solo 2] (another version) 

eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Bb|-------------20~~~~-20--19~~--19b(20)r19---17-19p17-17~~--20-15b(17)--20---| 
Gb|----17---------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Db|-------17------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 

eb|--------------------------15-----------------------15----------------------| 
Bb|-15b(17)r(15)--13-15-12~~~---15--10b(12)r10----------15----10/12---10/12---| 
Gb|---------------------------------------------12/14-------------------------| 
Db|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 

eb|----------------15------17/19---17p15h17p15---20p19-20b(22)--20p19-20b(22)-| 
Bb|-------------15----15------------------------------------------------------| 
Gb|-12~~~--14/16--------------------------------------------------------------| 
Db|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 

                                  (Hold bend) 
eb|20p19-20-22b(24)-22b(24)-----------22--------------------------------------| 
Bb|-------------------------20-22b(24)--22-r22--20--22pb(24)r22b(24)r22-20----| 
Gb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Db|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 

eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Bb|-20~~-20-19-19b(20)r19--17--19p17--17~---20--15b(17)---20-----15b(17)--13--| 
Gb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Db|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 

eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Bb|-15-12~~-------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Gb|--------12~~~--11~~~-11b(12)r11/9--9~~~------------------------------------| 
Db|---------------------------------------12~~9b(10)r9------------------------| 
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------10--------------------| 
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 



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h - hammer on 
p - pull off 
/ - slide 
~ - vibrato 
b - bend; number in brackets shows the target fret 
r - release bend back to initial fret after bend
(n) Ghost note

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jrobcap 81 Dec 30, 2001 07:00 PM

great tab, goes right with the song

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lankyman86 10 May 12, 2002 08:00 PM

PERFECT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Smokin Fish 0 Jun 05, 2002 08:00 PM

Supoyb!

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