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SUMMERTIME - Big Brother and the Holding Company, 1966
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Tabbed by Callalou
aricjohnsen@yahoo.com
Tuning: Standard

I don't know about the pro tabs, but the other Summertime tab on here was incomplete and
had many errors so I thought I would tab my own.

This is the full song from start to finish. Note that there are two guitars in the song;
Sam Andrew takes lead for most of the song, which is what I have tabbed; I also tabbed
the bit where James Gurley solos. I am working on a full tab of James Gurley's countermelody.

It sounds nice with overdrive if you use neck pickup for the quiet parts and bridge
pickup for the loud parts; eg. the mid-verse bridges and the solo should use bridge pickup.
Some parts of the song, especially the solo, get very fast, so be sure to slow down your 
playing and get each note correct before speeding up.

[Intro]
e|-------------------------------14-17--15-14-15----15-14-15-----|
B|----------------------13-15-16-----------------15~---------16~-|
G|-------------12-14-15------------------------------------------|
D|----------12---------------------------------------------------|
A|----12-13------------------------------------------------------|
E|-15------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-15-14-15------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------15-16-15----------------------------------16-15~--15-|
G|-------------------17-15-14-15-14----------14-15-17------------|
D|----------------------------------17-16-17---------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------15---------------------------------15~-|
G|-17-15-17~--17-15-14-15----17~-15~-14-----------14--15--17-----|
D|--------------------------------------17-16-17-----------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-16-15---------------------------------------------15~---------|
G|-------17-15-14-15-14--------------14~---15---17---------------|
D|----------------------17-16--17~-------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

[Verse]
e|-------------------3-----------3-----------3------|
B|-----3-----3-----3---3-------2---2-------1---1----|
G|---3-----3-----3-------3---3-------3---3-------3--|
D|-5-----4-----3-----------2-----------1------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------5-6/8-6~--8b10--8b10--b10-b10-pb10r8-6~-|
B|-----3-----3--3-4-6-8-----------------------------------------|
G|---3-----3----------------------------------------------------|
D|-5-----4------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

     Cm             Cm7            Cm             C7
e|---8---8----------8---8----------8---8----------8---8-----|
B|---8---8----------8---8----------8---8----------8---8-----|
G|---8---8----------8---8----------8---8----------9---9-----|
D|---10--10---------8---8----------10--10---------8---8-----|
A|---10--10---------10--10---------10--10---------10--10----|
E|---8--------------8---8----------8---8----------8---8-----|

[Bridge]
e|-18b20-18b20~-15--15------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------18--18-15-18b-18b-18-15-18-15-----------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------18-17-15-17b-17-15-17b-|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Verse]
e|-------------------3-----------3-----------3------|
B|-----3-----3-----3---3-------2---2-------1---1----|
G|---3-----3-----3-------3---3-------3---3-------3--|
D|-5-----4-----3-----------2-----------1------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------5-6/8-6-----------6-5-3----------------------|
B|-----3-----3--3-4-6-8---------8~-8-6-8~-------6-4-3-------3-4-6-4~-|
G|---3-----3------------------------------------------5-3-5----------|
D|-5-----4-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------3--5-8-----------5-6-5-------5-6-8-10-11--10----------------|
B|-3-------------8--7--8--------8-7-8--------------------7---8-------|
G|----5--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Solo]
e|-15-14-15----15-14-15----15-14-15------------------------------|
B|----------15~---------16~---------15-16-15---------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------17-15-14-15--14-----|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------17--|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------15-----14---------|
B|-------15----------------------------------15-----15-----------|
G|----14-----15~~--15--14--12-----10-------15-----14-------------|
D|-16--------------------------10-----7~-------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-15-16-13-16----16-15-16----16-13-16-15~-13~---16-16-15-16-13-16---|
G|-------------15----------15----------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----16-15-16-13------13--15--16--15~-13-----15-13-15----15----15---|
G|-15--------------15----------------------14----------15----14------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----15----15----16-15-16-13-16----16-15-16----16----15-13-15----15-|
G|-15----14----15----------------15----------15----14----------15----|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----13----13----13-------------------------------------------------|
G|-12----15----14-------15-14-15-12-15----14-12---11~---(11h12~)-----|
D|-------------------15----------------14----------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

(James Gurley)
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----3-3-3----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-5b7~~~----pb7r5--3--5--3-5-3-5-3-5-3~---5b7~-b7-b7-b7r5-3--5-3-5-3-|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-5-3------------------5b7~--b7b7b7b7r5--3--5--3-5-3-----------------|
D|-----5-3-5-3-5-3h5~---------------------------------5-3-------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------5-3-1-1h3-1-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------22b24~~-20b~b~-20b~-18-15-------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------18-15-|
G|-----------------3-5b7r5~-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------3-5---------------15b~---------------------------------|
A|-------1-3-5--------------------------------------------------------|
E|-3-1-3---------------------6b~--------------------------------------|

[Solo bridge]
   (repeat 4x)         (repeat 2x)
e|-------------------|-------------------|--------8--------------10-------|
B|-------12-15-12----|----------15-------|------8---8---------10----10----|
G|----12----------12-|----12-15----15-12-|----8-------8----10----------10-|
D|-12----------------|-12----------------|-10-----------12----------------|
A|-------------------|-------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-------------------|-------------------|--------------------------------|

[Verse]
e|-------------------3-----------3-----------3------|
B|-----3-----3-----3---3-------2---2-------1---1----|
G|---3-----3-----3-------3---3-------3---3-------3--|
D|-5-----4-----3-----------2-----------1------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------3-------5-6/8-6-------------8b10~~---------15-13b15~~~-|
B|-----3-----3---4-6-8---------8~-8-6-8~------------13h15-------------|
G|---3-----3----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-5-----4------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Bridge]
e|------20b22~-b22~-b22~-b22~-b22-b21-18-15-18-15----15---------------|
B|------------------------------------------------18----18/20~---20~--|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-18-15-18-15-------------------------14b~---------------------------|
G|-------------18-17-15-17-15----15-17-----17-15\---------------------|
D|----------------------------17--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Verse]
e|-------------------3-----------3-----------3------|
B|-----3-----3-----3---3-------2---2-------1---1----|
G|---3-----3-----3-------3---3-------3---3-------3--|
D|-5-----4-----3-----------2-----------1------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------5-6/8-6---------------------|
B|-----3-----3--3-4-6-8---------8~-8-6-8~-----------|
G|---3-----3----------------------------------------|
D|-5-----4------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|-11~-11~--11-11-11-11~-11~-11~---11~--11---10-8---|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

[Outro]
e|-15-14-15----15-14-15----15-14-15-------------------------|
B|----------15~---------16~---------15-16-15----------------|
G|-------------------------------------------17-15-14-15-14-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------15----------------------|
B|--------------------------15-----15-----------------------|
G|------------14--15---17---------15------------------------|
D|-17-16--17------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|


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LEGEND

pb = Pre-bend; bend to the note and play it, then release to normal position. So pb7r5
means you bend the 5th fret to 7, then you hit the note, then release down to 5 as it is ringing.

b  = Bend to the note indicated eg. 8b10
r  = Release bend to normal position
~  = Vibrato (let note ring for double/triple stops)
h  = Hammer on
/  = slide up
\  = slide down
() = optional note

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slick666 10 Jun 04, 2014 04:51 AM

This tab is way better than the one that's rated 5 stars, which happens to be missing about half the song. Thanks for the tab! You definitely deserve a higher rating.

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jsw53jsw1 10 Aug 06, 2016 07:25 AM

nice job! best tab I have seen for this song..

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netach 10 May 26, 2017 05:47 AM

thanks

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