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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE--------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the#
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.#
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 13:25:14 -0400
From: Andrew Rogers 
Subject: f/first_edition/just_dropped_in.crd

     "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)"
                            (Mickey Newbury)

[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
                                                  A7  
        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                  A7                       Dm
        I just dropped in   to see what condition my condition was in

[repeat chorus]

Instrumental break #1:

        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
        -5-|---2-----------1-|-----------------|-----------------|---|
        ---|-------3---3-----|---1-------------|-----------------|---|
        ---|---------5-------|-------3-1-4---1-|-4---1-4---1-4-5-|-6-|
        ---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---|
                                                                  (I ...)

        [key change to Ebm]

           Ebm                 Ab/Eb                     Ebm
        I pushed my soul  in a deep dark hole and then I followed it in
                                              Bb7
        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                 Bb7                      Ebm
        I just dropped in   to see what condition my condition was in

Guitar 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
                                                              B7
        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                  B7                       Em
        I just dropped in   to see what condition my condition was in
                   Em                B7                       Em
        I said, I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in

Coda:

        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):

        ------6-5---4----3----------3-----|
        -5--------6--------3----1-2---0---|
        ----------------------------------|
        ----------------------------------|


        Emadd2 (feedback, organ, and fuzz guitar; fade out, in, out, in, out)


-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers
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remdelacreme 64 Aug 07, 2016 06:24 AM, edited at 10:25 am

I think the minor 7's should all be dominant 7's but other than that brilliant tab. I actually drop the high E to a D and play an A7add2, which is just an A7 shape played in this tuning, which sounds abit more spooky. Also, Emadd2 sounds good for the ending chord as it gives it that unresolved sound achieved by the feedback, but just a standard Em works too. Recently I've found a really nice way of playing this in open G tuning. The chords are the same but the voicings in this tuning make the sound alot "fatter". To go up in key I use a special tool called a glide capo, which is basically a capo that you can quickly slide to a different fret position. So for each verse I move the capo one fret higher and play the same open chord shapes.In Open G tuning(DGDGBD)The chord shapes are:Dm: 020233G/D: 000030A7add2: 022020F: 3x321xBbmaj7: x33230

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