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The Star Spangled Banner
 as played by Jimi Hendrix live at Woodstock

tabbed by rickh@southern.co.nz


Blank spaces in the tab mark untranscribable whammy noises.

Tune guitar down to E flat.

  0:00                          FB            FB               ***
E|-----------0-~-~-~-~-4-2-0++++-----------------------------------|
B|0++++---0+++++++++++------------------------------0--0--(7^)9----|
G|--1+++1--------------------1*-(1/)3-4---<11**>-------------------|
D|----2------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
                              * Barely audible due to feedback
                              ** Feedback turns note into harmonic
                              *** some open strings are slightly
                                  ringing out while this bend is
                                  played

  0:17
E|-----------------------------------------0-~-~-~-~-~--|
B|7-5-h7p5-\4---2-4-5-5--0-----0--------0--0-~-~-~-~-~--|
G|-------------------------1-----1---1^^^---------------|
D|---------------------------2+++--2--------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

  0:33                                              FB       FB
E|4h5tr-2h4tr-0--------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------0-0--7^9**-----|
G|---------------1/3\1/3/4/6/8^^^^6h8p6h8p6-4h6p4--<11*>---------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                              * FB turns note into
                                                harmonic
                                              ** Slowly
                                              release bend as feedback
                                              comes in


  0:49                                             FB
E|-------------------------------------4-4-4-5-7-7----13^(14)--|
B|5-(5/)7-^r--5h7p5\4---2-4-5-5-0------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------1----------------------------|
D|----------------------------------2--------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|


 1:05   1:09          1:14           1:22
  wb             wb    wb          wb
E|---- -12*12*12*--- -0-----12^-12^- **12^14^15----- **12^14^15-|
B|0*-- -12*12*12*--- -0------------- --------------- -----------|
G|0*-- ------------- -0------------- -----------0-0- -----------|
D|---- ------------- --------------- --------------- -----------
A|---- ------------- --------------- --------------- -----------
E|---- ------------- --------------- --------------- -----------
   * These notes are rough guesses. Just go for it
   ** bend up then bend some more


       1:31 1:34                             1:48
  wb   wb\                                   wb           wb\
E|---  ---  5-4-2-4-5-5-----------0--~-~-~--/8p5h8p5p8**- ----------|
B|0*-  ---  ----------------------0--~-~-~--------------- 0*--------|
G|0*-  14-  --------------------------------------------- 0*--------|
D|0*-  ---  ------------8---8---8++++~+~+~--------------- ----------|
A|---  12-  --------------7---7-------------------------- ----------|
E|---  ---  --------------------------------------------- ----------|
   * Guess                                            ** Drop bar
                                                        while
hammering

                 2:11
  wb\      wb\                                    WB
E|---<3>- 0----- (19^)20-19--15-15--^^^--------15^----|
B|0------ 0--0-- ------------------------13^----------|
G|------- ------ -------------------------------------|
D|------- ------ -------------------------------------|
A|------- ------ -------------------------------------|
E|------- ------ -------------------------------------|

  2:20                                  FB    wah wah on treble
E|-----------------------------------------------------4----4----4-|
B|10--9--7h9p7\5-4---2--4--5-----------------------5--5----5----5--|
G|----------------------------1*--/3--/4------(2/)2--4----4----4+--|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
                               *Jimi's G string is about half a
                                semitone sharp by now (!)

  2:43
E|--------0++++++---------------------------------(0)------------|
B|----5+++++5--4-2--2--2-4-5-7-9-10--9-7--h9p7-5--(4/)5---4------|
G|4-4------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|


  3:10                   FB    WB\
E|------0--2-/4--5--7---<19*>----------0--2--4--5-4h5tr-2h4tr-0--|
B|0--0--------0--------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
                           *FB turns note into harmonic


E|----------------0----0---0--|
B|/5--/8---10-----0----0---0--|
G|/6--/9---11-----1-----------|
D|/7--/10--12-----2-----------|
A|/7--/10--12-----2-----------|
E|/5--/8---10--\--0-----------|



************************************


1+++  let ring
~     univibe pedal.Can be approximated with wah wah or whammy bar.
FB    feedback
<12>  harmonic
()    very short note
/     slide
5^ r   bend and release
^^^^  heavy vibrato
h p   hammer, pulloff
7h9tr trill
WB    whammy bar slamming
WB\   divebomb

************************************
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alewil90 10 wrote on April 10 2004, 12:00 am

Wow

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extrememan 50 wrote on April 17 2004, 12:00 am

part of it is wrong the part where he plays taps it is

e ----12--16
b --12----

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