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   JIMI HENDRIX - THE WIND CRIES MARY. Released as a single with
                  HIGHWAY CHILE as the B side on 12th May 1967.

----------------------------------------------------------------

   Tabbed by:PJVillanueva







After all the jacks are in their boxes
And the clowns have all gone to bed
You can hear happiness staggering on down the street
Footprints dressed in red
And the wind whispers mary

A broom is drearily sweeping
Up the broken pieces of yesterdays life
Somewhere a queen is weeping
Somewhere a king has no wife
And the wind, it cries Mary

The traffic lights, they turn, uh, blue tomorrow
And shine their emptiness down on my bed
The tiny island sags down stream
’cause the life that lived is, is dead
And the wind screams Mary

Uh-will the wind ever remember
The names it has blow in the past? 
And with this crutch, it’s old age, and it’s wisdom
It whispers no, this will be the last
And the wind cries Mary







         Remember that you must tune your guitar a half step 
         down to match many of Jimi's recordings. This is 
         one of them. 


                                                                                    


                          xx x                                xx x     x
  E    F        F#                    E   F        F#
e|-------- -------- -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|9---10-------11--------------------|5---6--------7---------------------|
G|9---10-------11--------------------|4---5--------6---------------------|
D|9---10-------11--------------------|4H6-5H7------6H8-------------------|
A|7----8--------9--------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|7----8--------9--------------------|-----------------------------------|





e|-------- -------- -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|9---10-------11--------------------|5---6--------7---------------------|
G|9---10-------11--------------------|4---5--------6------6----6-8-6-----|
D|9---10-------11--------------------|4H6-5H7------6H8----6-6H8------8-\-|
A|7----8--------9--------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|7----8--------9--------------------|-----------------------------------|




           C#                B                 F#            
e|-------- 9------- -------- 7-------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|---------9-----------------7-------|------------------7---7------------|
G|--------10-----------------8-------|---------6--------6---6------------|
D|--------11-----------------9-------|-------8-6H8------6H8-6H8----------|
A|--------11-----------------9-------|-----------------------------------|
E|9-------------8---7----------------|-----------------------------------|
       After all         are in their                                and 
              the jacks              boxes                             the



           C#       B                          F#
e|-------- 4------- -------- --------|-------- 2------- 2---2--- --2-----|
B|---------6-------------------------|---------2--------2H4-2------2-----|
G|---------6--------------4--4-------|---------3--------3---3------3-----|
D|---------6--------4---4----4H6-4---|---------4-------------------------|
A|4-------------4-4-4H6--------------|4----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
  clowns        have         gone to  bed                          You 
                   all                                               can 



  C#                         B                 F#
e|-------- -------- -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|6--------------------------4-------|---------2-----------------2-----2/|
G|6--------------------------4-------|---------3-----------------3-----3/|
D|6--------------------------4-------|---------4-----------------4-----4/|
A|4------------3----2----------------|---------4-----------------4-------|
E|-----------------------------------|2------------2----2--------2-------|
  hear  happiness    staggering on down the street



             Ab              
  Ab       AB6      B       B6 B      E   F        F#
e|-------- -------- -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|4-4-4-4--6-4---4--7-7-7-7--9-7-----|9--10-------11---------------------|
G|5-5-5-5--5-5---5--8-8-8-8--8-8-8---|9--10-------11---------------------|
D|6-6-6-6--6-6---6--9-9-9-9--9-9-9---|9--10-------11---------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|7---8--------9---------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|7---8--------9---------------------|
  Footprints        dressed in   red                                and 
                                                                      the


             Ab7               B7                             
  Ab       Ab13     B        B13 B    E   F        F#
e|4-4-4-4- 4-4---4-/7-7-7-7- 7-7-----|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|4-4-4-4--6-4---4-/7-7-7-7--9-7-----|9---10------11-------------x-------|
G|5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-/8-8-8-8--8-8-8---|9---10------11-------------x-------|
D|6-6-6-6--4-4-6-6-/9-9-9-9--7-7-9---|9---10------11-------------x-------|
A|6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6-/9-9-9-9--9-9-9---|7----8-------9---------------------|
E|4---4----4---4---/7---7----7---7---|7----8-------9---------------------|       
  wind              whispers          Mary




  E   F        F#
e|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|5---6--------7-----------------7---|
G|4---5--------6------6---6--6H8-6---|
D|4H6-5H7------6H8-----6H8---------8\|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|





e|-------- -------- -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|---------6-------------------------|------------------7---7------------|
G|---------6-----6--------4--4-------|3--------3--------6---6------------|
D|---------6--------------4--4-------|4--------4--------6H8-6H8----------|
A|4------------4----4H6----------6---|4------------4---------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------4-/-|
        A  broom is drearily   sweeping                           up the  
                                                                    broken




e|-------- 4------- -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|---------6-------------------------|------------------7---7------7-----|
G|---------6-----6--------4--4-4-----|3---3-3--3--------6---6------6-----|
D|---------6-----6--------4--4-4-4---|4---4-4--4--------6H8-6H8----8-----|
A|4------------4----4H6----------4H6-|4---4-4--4-------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|2----------------------------------|
  pieces         of yesterdays   life





e|9-----9- ---10--- 9---9--- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|9-----9------8----7---7-7----7-7---|2-----2----2------2-----2--2-2---2-|
G10----10------9----8---8-8----8-8---|3-----3----3------3-----3--3-3---3-|
D11----11------8----7---7-9----9-9---|4-----4----4------4-----4--4-4---4-|
A11----11-----10----9---9-9----9-9---|4-----4----4------4-----4--4-4---4-|
E|9-----9------8----7---7-7----7-7---|2-----2----2------2-----2--2-2---2-|
  Somewhere      a  queen        is   weeping                      Somewhere



                                  xxxxx                      X x X   x

e|4-4-4-4- 4-4---4- 7-7-7-7- 7-7-----|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|4-4-4-4--6P4---4--7-7-7-7--9P7-----|9---10------11---------------------|
G|5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--8-8-8-8--8-8-8---|9---10------11---------------------|
D|6-6-6-6--4-4-6-6--9-9-9-9--7-7-9---|9---10------11---------------------|
A|6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--9-9-9-9--9-9-9---|7----8-------9---------------------|
E|4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4--7-7-7-7--7-7-7---|7----8-------9---------------------|
             a king          has no   wife                         And the 



                                  xxxxx                       xx x

e|4-----4- 4---4--- 7---7-7- 7-7-----|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|4-----4--6---4----7---7-7--9P7-----|9---10------11---------------------|
G|5-----5--5---5----8---8-8--8-8-8---|9---10------11---------------------|
D|6-----6--4---6----9---9-9--7-7-9---|9---10------11---------------------|
A|6-----6--6---6----9---9-9--9-9-9---|7----8-------9---------------------|
E|4-----4--4---4----7---7-7--7-7-7---|7----8-------9---------------------|
  wind,        it   cries             Mary



                        xx   X   X

e|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|5---6-------6/7--------------------|
G|4---5-------5/6--------------------|
D|4H6-5H7-----7/8--------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|




  01:21

e|-------- -------- -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|--7-7-7-7---7---7------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|--6-6-6-6H8-6-6-6-6\4--------4-----|-----------------------------------|
D6/8------------8---8\6--------4H6---|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|--------------9----------------9---|
E|-----------------------------------|7---7----9/11-----5---5-5--9/11--11|

e|-------- 14------ -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|---------14H16\-------1414-14--14--14----------------------------------|
G|----------------------1315-13--13--13H15P13------1113-11H13-~---P11----|
D|-----------------------------16----|------16-11/13---------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|






e|-------- -------- -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|----6-6--6-6-6-6-------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|----8-8--8-8-8-8-9-----9---9---9-\-|-----------------------------------|
A|9----------------9H11-11--11---9-\-|-------------9---------------6-9-6-|
E|-----------------------------------5/7--7-7--9/11-----5---5-5-/9-------|

e|-------- 14------ -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|---------14H16\-------1414-14--14--|-----------------------------------|
G|----------------------1315-13--13--|----1113-11-~-----11H13--------11--|
D|-----------------------------16----|11/13-----------------11H13-~------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|






e|-------- -------- -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|----6-6--6-6-6-6-9-----9---9---9---|-----------------------------------|
D|----8-8--8-8-8-8-9-----9---9---9---|-------------------------------7---|
A|9----------------9H11-11--11---9---|-------------9-----------------7---|
E|-----------------------------------5/7--7----9/11-----5---5--7/9-------|

e|-------- 14------ -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|---------14H16\-------1414-14--14--|-----------------------------------|
G|----------------------1315-13--13--|----1113---------------------------|
D|-----------------------------16----|11/13----11H13-~-------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|




             Ab             
  Ab       Ab13           Ab9  Ab     B
e|4-----4- 4-4---4- ------6- 6-4-----|7---7-7- 7-7-7-7- 7---7--- 7-7-7-7-| 
B|4-----4--6-4---4--------4--4-4-4-4-|7---7-7--9-7-7-7--7---7----9-7-7-7-|
G|5-----5--5-5---5--------5--5-5-5-5-|8---8-8--8-8-8-8--8---8----8-8-8-8-|
D|6-----6--4-6---6--------4--4-6-6-6-|9---9-9--7-9-9-9--9---9----7-9-9-9-|
A|6-----6--6-6---6--------6--6-6-6-6-|9---9-9--9-9-9-9--9---9----9-9-9-9-|
E|4-----4--4-4---4--------4--4-4-4-4-|7---7-7--7-7-7-7--7---7----7-7-7-7-|

e|---16--- 16------ -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|---16H18-16----------16----16------|---------12---12-------------------|
G|-------------1517-15-15H17-15H17\--|---------11H1311--11111111-11------|
D|--------------------18-------------|---13----13---13--14141414-14P13---|
A|-----------------------------------|---14------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|





  D5        D   D5                    F#
e|-------- 10------ -------- --------|2------- ----2--- ----2--- ----2---|
B|---------10------------------------|2------------2--------2--------2---|
G|---------11------------------------|3------------3--------3--------3---|
D|12--12---12--12---12--12---12--12--|4------------4--------4--------4---|
A|12--12---12--12---12--12---12--12--|4------------4--------4--------4---|
E|10--10---10--10---10--10---10--10--|2------------2--------2--------2---|

e|-------- -------- 10------ --------|---14--- 14------ -------- --------|
B|--13B15---10----10-----------------|---14H16-14-------141414---141414--|
G|-----------12B14---12B1410-~-------|------------------131513---131513--|
D|-----------------------------------|------------------------16---------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|






e|2------- 2---2--- 2-2-2-2- 2---2---|
B|2--------2---2----2-2-2-2--2---2---|
G|3--------3---3----3-3-3-3--3---3---|
D|4--------4---4----4-4-4-4--4---4---|
A|4--------4---4----4-4-4-4--4---4---|
E|2--------2---2----2-2-2-2--2---2---|

e|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|----11-----------------------------|
D|11-13-13-11------------------------|
A|-------------14---13-------13\-----|
E|-----------------------------------|




  01:53                                                    
  C#                B                 F#
e|-------- -------- -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|-----------------------------------|2--------2-------------------------|
G|6--------6------------4----4-4-----|3--------3-------------------------|
D|6--------6---4----4---4----4-4-----|4--------4--------4---4------------|
A|4--------4---4----4H6----------4H6-|4--------4--------4---4------------|
E|-----------------------------------|2--------2-----4--6---4H6-----4-2--|
       The traffic  turn, uh,  blue tomorrow                          and 
             lights, 
                 they


  C#                B                 F#
e|-------- -------- -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|-----------------------------------|------------------7---7------7-----|
G|---------6-----6------4------4-----|---------------6--6---6----6-6-----|
D|---------6-----6------4------4-----|4--------------8--6H8-6H8--8-------|
A|4-----------------4H6----------4H6-|4----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|2----------------------------------|
  shine  emptiness      down   on my  bed                           The 
     their                                                            tiny



  C#       C#9 C#   B                 F#
e|9---9-9-11-9-9--- 7---7-7- 7-7-----|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|9---9-9--9-9-9----7---7-7--7-7-----|2---2-2--2-----2--2---2-2--2-2---2-|
G10--1010-101010----8---8-8--8-8-----|3---3-3--3-----3--3---3-3--3-3---3-|
D11--1111--9-911----9---9-9--9-9-----|4---4-4--4-----4--4---4-4--4-4---4-|
A11--1111-111111----9---9-9--9-9-----|4---4-4--4-----4--4---4-4--4-4---4-|
E|9---9----9---9----7---7-7--7-7-----|2---2-2--2-----2--2---2-2--2-2---2-|
  island            sags       down   stream                       ’cause  
                                                                       the


             Ab7               B7                             
  Ab       Ab13     B        B13 B    E   F        F#         
e|4---4--- 4-4---4-/7-7-7-7- 7-7-----|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|4---4----6-4---4-/7-7-7-7--9-7-----|9---10------11-------------x-------|
G|5---5----5-5-5-5-/8-8-8-8--8-8-8---|9---10------11-------------x-------|
D|6---6----4-4-6-6-/7-7-7-7--7-7-9---|9---10------11-------------x-------|
A|6---6----6-6-6-6-/9-9-9-9--9-9-9---|7----8-------9---------------------|
E|4---4----4---4---/7---7----7---7---|7----8-------9---------------------|   
  life     lived is,           is dead                              and 
    that                                                               the
     

                                   x                        x    x   X

e|4---4-4- 4-4-4-4-/7---7-7- 7-7-----|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|4---4-4--6-4-4-4-/7---7-7--9-7-----|9---10------11---------------------|
G|5---5-5--5-5-5-5-/8---8-8--8-8-----|9---10------11---------------------|
D|6---6-6--4-4-6-6-/7---7-7--7-7-----|9---10------11---------------------|
A|6---6-6--6-6-6-6-/9---9-9--9-9-----|7----8-------9---------------------|
E|4---4----4---4---/7---7----7-------|7----8-------9---------------------|  
  wind              screams           Mary



                        X x  x x X

e|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|5---6--------7---------------------|
G|4---5--------6---------------------|
D|4H6-5H7------6H8-------------------|
A|---------------------------13\-----|
E|-------------------------------9\--|




  02:26                                                  

e|-------- -------- -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|         
B|-----------------------------------|---------7-----------------7-------|
G|---------6-------------4-4---4-----|---------6-----------------6-------|
D|---------6---6-6-------4-4---4-----|---------6H8---------------6H8-----|
A|4---4--------4-4--4H6----------4H6\|-------------9-9---------------9---|        
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
       Uh  will         ever   remember                            the 
              the wind                                               names




e|-------- -------- -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|         
B|-----------------------------------|------7--7---7-7-----------7---7---|
G|---------6-------------4-4---4-----|------6--6---6-6-----------6---6---|
D|---------6---6-6-------4-4---4-----|------6--6H8-8-8-----------6H8-8---|
A|4------------4-4--4H6----------4H6\|-------------9-9---------------9---|        
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
             it has blown      in                                  And  
                                the past?                           with 
                                                                      this



e|-------- -------- -------- --------|-------- 2-----2- ----2-2- 2-2-----|
B|-----------------------------------|---------2-----2------2-2--2-2-----|
G|---------6-6------4---4-4--4-------|---------3-----3------3-3--3-3-----|
D|---------6-6------4---4-4--4---4---|---------4-----4------4-4--4-4-----|
A|4---4--------3----2---2-2--2-------|---------4-----4------4-4--4-4-----|
E|-----------------------------------|---------2-----2------2-2--2-2-----|          
  crutch,    it’s   age,       and    wisdom                it whispers       
                old              it’s                                  no,


                                                              xx X

e|4-4-4-4- 4-4---4-/7-7-7-7- 7-7-----|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|4-4-4-4--6-4---4-/7-7-7-7--9-7-----|9---10------11-------------x-------|
G|5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-/8-8-8-8--8-8-8---|9---10------11-------------x-------|
D|6-6-6-6--4-4-6-6-/9-9-9-9--7-7-9---|9---10------11-------------x-------|
A|6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6-/9-9-9-9--9-9-9---|7----8-------9---------------------|
E|4---4----4---4---/7---7----7---7---|7----8-------9---------------------|    
             this   be         the last                             And  
                will                                                  the


                                                              xx X

e|4---4-4- 4-4---4- 7-7-7-7- 7-7-----|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|4---4-4--6-4---4--7-7-7-7--9-7-----|9---10------11-------------x-------|
G|5---5-5--5-5-5-5--8-8-8-8--8-8-----|9---10------11-------------x-------|
D|6---6-6--4-4-6-6--9-9-9-9--7-7-----|9---10------11-------------x-------|
A|6---6-6--6-6-6-6--9-9-9-9--9-9-----|7----8-------9---------------------|
E|4---4----4---4----7---7----7-------|7----8-------9---------------------|  
  wind              cries             Mary



                          xx X                                   X

e|-------- -------- -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|5---6--------7-------------x-------|9--10------11--------------x-------|
G|4---5--------6-------------x-------|9--10------11--------------x-------|
D|4H6-5H7------6H8-----------x-------|9--10------11--------------x-------|
A|-----------------------------------|7---8-------9----------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|7---8-------9----------------------|

e|-------- -------- -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|-----------------------------------/16\14---11H1311--------------------|
G|-----------------------------------/15\13---11---11--------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|--------11H1411--------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|




                          xx X     x                             X

e|-------- -------- -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|5---6--------7---------------------|---------------------------x-------|
G|4---5--------6---------------------|9--10-------11-------------x-------|
D|4H6-5H7------6H8-------------------|9--10-------11-------------x-------|
A|-----------------------------------|7---8--------9---------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|7---8--------9---------------------|

e|-------- -------- -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|--------------------7---7----------|-----------------------------------|
G|--------------------6H8-6----------|-----------------------------------|
D|---------------------------8-6-----|-----------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------9-6-|---------------------------9-11-9--|
E|-----------------------------------|7---8--------9--------9-11-------11|




                          xx X     x               (.

e|-------- -------- -------- --------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|5---6--------7-------------x-------|-----------------------------------|
G|4---5--------6-------------x-------|9--10-------11---------------------|
D|4H6-5H7------6H8-----------x-------|9--10-------11---------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|7---8--------9---------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|7---8--------9---------------------|

e|4---5--- ----6--- ~---9--- 9-------|-------- -------- -------- --------|
B|5---6--------7----~---9H11-9-------/16\14---11H1311--------------------|
G|4---5--------6----~----------11-9--/15\13---11---11--------------------|
D|6---7--------8----~----------------|--------11H1411--------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|










        B  Bend
        R  Release
        /  Slide up
        \  Slide down
        H  Hammer-on
        P  Pull-off
        ~  Vibrato
        +  Harmonic
        x  Mute note
        .  Play note like a dot in standard notation
        ^  Ties two notes together
        (.  Pause
     




            
            
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Pontius2000 20 Nov 29, 2006 04:52 PM

the recorded version of this song is standard tuning, not a half step down.

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PJVILL 8,472 Apr 19, 2008 07:28 AM

The song is in standard tuning, but Jimi's guitar was tuned a half step down as I said. Didn't you check it before commenting?. Maybe you don't understand that both things are possible at the same time? Your comment is wrong and gratuitous. Congratulations!

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thabiggwiggle 30 Oct 29, 2009 09:47 PM

wow u both look like jackasses

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