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SIMPLE MAN
As recorded by Lynyrd Skynyrd
(From the 1974 Album PRONOUCED LEH-NERD SKIN-NERD)

Words and Music by Ron Van Zant & Allen Collins
Gtr I (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Rhythm clean elec'
Gtr II (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Rhythm clean elec w/phaser'
Gtr III, IV (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Rhythm w/dist'
Gtr V, VI (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Lead w/dist'

Intro
  Q=60
 4/4
  Gtr I
  E S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-------|---------------------------------|-------------------------3--------|
|-------|---------1-----------------------|---------1---------1-------1------|
|-------|---0-------0---0---------0-------|---2-------2---2-----2------------|
|-------|-----2-------2-----0-------0---0-|-----2-------2---------2----------|
|---0-2-|-3-----3-------------2-------2---|-0-----0---------0-----------0-2--|
|-------|-----------------3-----3---------|----------------------------------|
        |-Rhy Fig 1                                            end Rhy Fig 1-|

w/Rhy Fig 1 x3
                                  Gtr II
  W                                 H               Q       E   S S
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------0-2-|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|



  S S S S +S  S S S S S S S +S  S S S   S S S S +S  S S S +S  S S S +S  S S S
|-------------------------------------|---------------------------3-(3)-------|
|-------1-(1)-------------------------|-----------------1-(1)-----------1-----|
|---0---------0-----------0-(0)-------|-------2-(2)-----------2---------------|
|---------------------0---------0-----|-------------2-----------3-------------|
|-3---3---------3-2---------------2---|-0-3-0---------0-------------------0-2-|
|-------------------3---3-----------3-|---------------------------------------|
|-Rhy Fig 2                                                     end Rhy Fig 2-|


  S S S S +S  S S S S S S S +S  S S S   S S S S S S S S +S  S S S S S S S
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------3---------||
|-------1-(1)-------------------------|---------1-----1-(1)-------1-------||
|---0---------0-----------0-(0)-------|---2-------2---2-(2)-2-------2-----||
|---------------------0---------0---0-|-----2-------2---------2-----------||
|-3---3---------3-2---------------2---|-0-----0-----------------------0-2-||
|-------------------3---3-------------|-----------------------------------||



 Verse 1
Rhy Fig 1 + 2 x3


w/Rhy Fig 1 + 2 x3
                                      Gtrs III, IV
  W                                     H                  Q         E    S S
|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------0-2-|
|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|


  ~~~~~~~~~~~~        ~~~~~~~~~~~~
  Q       +S  a S S S Q       +S  a S S S
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-3-------(3)-5s7s5p3-------------5s7s5p3-|
|---------------------3-------(3)---------|
|-Riff A

  ~~~~~~~~~~~~
  Q       +S  S S S  S  T T E   +E     S S
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------0-2--|
|-5-------(5)-0-3-0--3s=5p3h5---(5)\--------|


  ~~~~~~~~~~~~        ~~~~~~~~~~~~
  Q       +S  a S S S Q       +S  a S S S
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-3-------(3)-5s7s5p3-------------5s7s5p3-|
|---------------------3-------(3)---------|


  ~~~~~~~~~~~~          ~~
  Q       +S  S S S  S  E.     +E     E
|-----------------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------------||
|-5-------(5)-0-3-0--3s=5------(5)\-------||
                               end Riff A-|

   Verses
    $
||--
||o-
||-- Rhy Fig 1 + 2 x3
||--
||o-
||--



                                  Gtrs III, IV
  W                                 H               Q.   S S
|---------------------------------|--------------------------||
|---------------------------------|--------------------------||
|---------------------------------|-----------------2--------||
|---------------------------------|-----------------2----x-x-||
|---------------------------------|-----------------0----x-x-||
|---------------------------------|--------------------------||
|
| Gtrs I, II
| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S H
|---------------------------------|--------------------------||
|---------1-----------------------|--------------------------||
|---0-------0---0---------0-------|---2-----2----------------||
|-----2-------2-----0-------0---0-|-----2-----------2--------||
|-3-----3-------------2-------2---|-0-----0-----5---0--------||
|-----------------3-----3---------|-----------0-3-0----------||


 Chorus
  Gtrs III, IV
  Q.   S S Q.   S S   Q  +S  S S S Q.   S S
|-------------------|-----------------------|
|-5----5------------|-----------------------|
|-5----5---4----4---|-2--(2)-------2----x---|
|-5----5---5----5---|-2--(2)-------2----x---|
|-3----3---5----5---|-0--(0)-------0------3-|
|--------3-3----3-0-|--------0-3-0--------3-|
|-Rhy Fig 3                   end Rhy Fig 3-|

  Q.   S S Q.   S S   Q  +S  S S S Q.   S S
|-------------------|-------------------------|
|-5----5------------|-------------------------|
|-5----5---4----4---|-2--(2)-------2----------|
|-5----5---5----5---|-2--(2)-------2----------|
|-3----3---5----5---|-0--(0)-------0----x-3---|
|--------3-3----3-0-|--------0-3-0------x-3---|


w/Rhy Fig 3 x1.5
                                                             To Coda
  Gtr IV
  Q.   E     H          Q  +S  S S S Q.   S S   Q.   E     Q.    E
|---------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-5----5---/12--------|-----------------------|-5----5---/12----12\---|
|-5----5---/12--------|-2--(2)-------2----x---|-5----5---/12----12\---|
|-5----5---/12--------|-2--(2)---0---2----x---|-5----5---/12----12\---|
|-3----3---/10--------|-0--(0)-------0----x-3-|-3----3---/10----10\---|
|---------------------|--------0-3-0----------|-----------------------|


  1.
  Gtrs III, IV    Gtr I |-w/Rhy Fig 2
  Q  +S  S S S Q.   S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-----------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------------|---------1-----------------------|
|-2--(2)-------2--------|---0-------0---0---------0-------|
|-2--(2)-------2--------|-----2-------2-----0-------0---0-|
|-0--(0)-------0----0-2-|-3-----3-------------2-------2---|
|--------0-3-0----------|-----------------3-----3---------|


  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-------------------------3----------||
|---------1---------1-------1-------o||
|---2-------2---2-----2--------------||
|-----2-------2---------2------------||
|-0-----0---------0-----------0-2---o||
|------------------------------------||


                                 Guitar Solo
  2.
  Gtrs V, VI
                                   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~           ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  H            Q       E   S S     Q         +S    S   +S  S Q        +S   S   +S  S
|------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------||--8---------(8)---8---------8--------(8)--8---------|
|--------------------------5-7-||--7b9=======(7)r--7b9r(7)p5-7b9======(7)r-7b9r(7)p5-|
|------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------|
|
| Gtr IV
| Q  +S  S S S S S S S S S S S     E    S  S  S    S    E    E    S S  S   S    S  S
|------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------|
|-2--(2)---------------9-9-9-9-||-12------12-12---14---12\---7------7--7---7----7--7-|
|-2--(2)---------------7-7-7-7-||-10------10-10---12---10\---5------5--5---5----5--5-|
|-0--(0)---5---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-||----------------------------------------------------|
|--------0-3-0-----------------||----------------------------------------------------|
|                               |-Rhy Fig 4
| Gtr III
| Q  +S  S S S S S S S S S S S     E    S  S  S    S    E    E    S S  S   S    S  S
|------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------|
|-2--(2)-----------------------||----------------------------------------------------|
|-2--(2)-------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-||-10------10-10---10---10\---5------5--5---5----0--0-|
|-0--(0)-------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-||-10------10-10---10---10\---5------5--5---5---------|
|--------0-3-0-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-||--8-------8--8----8----8\---3------3--3---3---------|
                                |-Rhy Fig 5

  ~~                           ~~~~~~~~~
  Q       +S   S   S  S  S  S  E    +E      S  S
|-------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------13---------------------|
|----------------/12-14-14----14---(14)---/17-19--|
|-7-------(7)\-x----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|
| S S S S  E       S  S  S  S  S S   S  S   S  S
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-7-9-9-9--9-------7--7--7s=9--9-9---9s12--12s=9--|
|-5-7-7-7--7-------5--5--5s=7--7-7---7s10--10s=7--|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|                                   end Rhy Fig 4-|
|
| S S S S  E       S  S  S  S  S S   S  S   S  S
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-5s7-7-7--7-------5--5--5s=7--7-7---7s10--10s=7--|
|-3s5-5-5--5-------3--3--3s=5--5-5---5s=8---8s=5--|
                                    end Rhy Fig 5-|

w/Rhy Fig 4 + 5 x3.5
   ~~~~~~                          ~~
   Q           +S   S  T   +T   S  Q      +S   E       +T   T
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-20----------(20)-20-------------20-----(20)-----------------|
|-19b21=======(19)----19r=(19)-17-19-----(19)-19b21r==(19)p17-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|


      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
   S  E.         +E    S  S  S  S      S      S      S      +S    S  S
|------------------------17-20-20pb21-20pb22-20pb24-20b21==(20)r-17----|
|----20b22======(20)r-17--------------------------------------------17-|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-19-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|


   ~~~~~                       ~~
   Q          S  S     +S   S  Q      +E       S  S
|------------------------------------------------17-|
|-20b22---------20b22r(20)p17-20-----(20)\---/17----|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|


   E         S  S  E       S  S  S     S     S  S  S     S  S S
|--------------17------------17-------------17------------------|
|-20b22\---/17----20b22\-/17----20b22----------17-20b22---------|
|-------------------------------------19b21--------------0--5-7-|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|


                ~~~~~~~~~~~                    ~~~~~~~~~~~
   S    +S     +E     +S    S  T    +T  S S   +E.     +S  S   S S
|-------------------------------------------------------------5---|
|---------------------------8-----------------------------------8-|
|--7pb9r(7)b9==(7)----(7)r-----7pb9r(7)p5-7b9r(7)-----(7)-7b9-----|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


                ~~~~
  Q            +S   S S S S S S  S  S  S  S  S
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-8pb10========(8)r----------------------13-15--|
|-----------------------5-7s9-9s12-12s14--------|
|-------------------5s7-------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|


   ~~~~~~                               ~~~~~~~~~~~~
   Q           +S      E      S  S     +E.      +S   S  T     +T   S
|----------------------------15---------------------15---------------|
|-15b17=======(15)r\-/12--------15b17r(15)-----(15)----15b17r(15)p13-|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|


   Q            +S    S T    +T  S Q.           E
|-15b17========(15)r\-5------------------------------||
|---------------------5------------------------------||
|-----------------------7pb9r(7)p5-------------------||
|----------------------------------7\----------------||
|----------------------------------------------------||
|----------------------------------------------------||
|
|  S     S S S   E      S        S S S S S S  S S S
|----------------------------------------------------||
|----------------------------------------------------||
|--7s====9-9-9---9------7--------7-7s9-9-9-9s12------||
|--5s====7-7-7---7------5--------5-5s7-7-7-7s10------||
|-----------------------------------------------0-2--||
|----------------------------------------------------||
|
|  S     S S S   E      S        S S S S S S  S S S
|----------------------------------------------------||
|----------------------------------------------------||
|----------------------------------------------------||
|--5s====7-7-7---7------5--------5-5s7-7-7-7s10------||
|--5s====7-7-7---7------5--------5-5s7-7-7-7s10-0-2--||
|--3s====5-5-5---5------3--------3-3s5-5-5-5s=8------||


 Interlude
Rhy Fig 1 + 2 (x2) + Riff A ->  D.S. al Coda



 Outro
  &
  Gtrs III, IV
  Q  +S  S S S Q.   S S   Q.   S S Q.   S S   Q  +S  S S S S E. +E  S S
|-----------------------|-------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------|-5----5------------|----------------------------|
|-2--(2)----------------|-5----5--------4---|----------------------------|
|-2--(2)------------x---|-5----5--------5---|-2--(2)---------------------|
|-0--(0)-------0----x-3-|-3----3---5----5---|-0--(0)-------5s7--(7)-x----|
|--------0-3-0----------|--------0-3----3-0-|--------0-3-0-3s5--(5)-x-0--|


  Q.   S S Q.   S S   Q  +S  S S S S E. +E  S S
|-------------------|---------------------------*|
|-5----5------------|---------------------------*|
|-5----5------------|---------------------------*|
|-5----5------------|-2--(2)--------------------*|
|-3----3---5----5---|-0--(0)-------5s7--(7)-x---*|
|--------0-3----3-0-|--------0-3-0-3s5--(5)-x-0-*|

            
            
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