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Just Dropped In 
by Kenny Rogers


[Notes: the guitars are so distorted it's hard to tell, but the chord
notated as Am7 might actually be A7#9 (54555x) - try both and see
which you think sounds more like the record.  The bass is definitely
tuned below concert pitch (see the second break), and I suspect that
the distorted rhythm guitar is as well - try tuning to DGCFAD and
playing in Em/Fm/F#m.  -- AWR]

Intro:
(backwards guitar over B minor pentatonic scale; end on D note)

Chorus:
Dm [N.C.]
Yeah   yeah   oh, yeah
                      Dm
What condition my condition was in

Verse 1:
   (Dm)                          G/D               Dm
I woke up this morning with the sundown   pouring in
                                         Am7  [5x555x]
I found my mind in a brown paper bag   within
    Dm                            F
I tripped on a cloud and fell a-eight miles high
 Bbmaj7
I tore my mind  on a jagged sky
   Dm                  Am7                      Dm
I just dropped in   to see what condition my condition was in

[repeat chorus]

[Instrumental]
bass (doubled w/vibes; fuzz guitar plays chords where indicated):
   C                 Ab       Bbm                          (Ebm)
       v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v     v
g|-5-|---2-----------1-|-----------------|-----------------|---
D|---|-------3---3-----|---1-------------|-----------------|---
A|---|---------5-------|-------3-1-4---1-|-4---1-4---1-4-5-|-6-
Eb|---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---

[key change to Ebm]
   Ebm                 Ab/Eb                     Ebm
I pushed my soul  in a deep dark hole and then I followed it in
                                       Bbm7
I found myself crawlin' out as I was crawlin' in
   Ebm              Gb
I got up so tight, I couldn't unwind
  Cbmaj7
I saw so much, I broke my mind
   Ebm                Bbm7                      Ebm
I just dropped in   to see what condition my condition was in

[Solo]
Ebm                Db                Gb [5/4]
 / / / /  / / / /  / / / /  / / / /  / / / / /   [2X]
        (in)

Ebm
 / / / /  / / / /
(yeah)

[repeat chorus in Ebm:]
Ebm [N.C.]
Yeah   yeah   oh, yeah
                  Ebm
What condition my condition was in

[Instrumental break 2]
(bass (doubled w/vibes; fuzz guitar plays chords where indicated)
(Note: this starts in a lower octave than the first time,
and goes down to a low Eb - detune the low E as
indicated,
play it on one of them newfangled 5-strings, or shift it
up an octave.]

         v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v     v
G ---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---|
D ---|-----------------|-----------0-----|-0-----0-----0-1-|-2-|
A -4-|---1-----------0-|-------4-2-----2-|-----2-----2-----|---|
Eb --|-------3-0-3-----|---1-------------|-----------------|---|
                                                            
(Someone...)
[key change to Em]
[Verse 3]
   Em                 A/E                              Em
Someone painted "April Fool" in big black letters on a dead-end
sign
                                                              Bm7
I've had my foot on the gas since I left the road and blew out
my mind
      Em                         G
Eight miles out of Memphis and I got no spare
            Cmaj7
Eight miles straight up downtown somewhere
   Em                  Bm7                       Em
I just dropped in   to see what condition my condition was in
           Em                Bm7                       Em
I said, I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was
in

[Outro]
Em [N.C.]
Yeah   yeah      oh, yeah-eh   [slow down; voices through
Leslie] 
Em (single chord w/fuzz and tremolo)
bass (doubled w/vibes; free tempo):
g|------6-5---4----3----------3-----|
D|-5--------6--------3----1-2---0---|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|
Em (feedback, organ, and fuzz guitar; fade out, in, out, in,
out)

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| b  Bend

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niuguitarman 157 Mar 07, 2007 02:30 AM

i know this song is a pain in the ass to try and work with, but... i'm pretty sure that it's a G7 instead of just a G/D and an A7 instead of Am7... and you would make the subsequent changes along with the key changes. other than that--i got the same thing. good job.

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Skadettle 334 Jul 01, 2008 12:18 AM

I actually think the G/D is a Gm (I think the harmonic device is called a 'blues IV'). It sounds the most correct to me.

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roni007 10 May 24, 2013 01:01 PM

How do i play backwards guitar on a b minor pentatonic scale & end on a d note?

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