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Author
SOUTHERN MAN - NEIL YOUNG


Chords:
  Dm    xx0231
  Bb    x13331
  Gm    355333
  Gm9   353335
  G7    320001
  Fmaj7 133210
  A     x02220


[Intro/fill example:]
    Dm                      Bb    Gm     Gm9
e|------0h1---3p1-3p1----|--------3===--3-5--|
B|------3-----3---2---3--|--3-3-x-3===--3-3--|
G|--2---2---2-2---2---2--|--3-3-x-3===--3-3--|
D|--0---0---0-----0------|--3-3-x-5===--5----|
A|-----------------------|--1---x------------|
E|-----------------------|-------------------|


[Intro] (see example tab):
Dm / / / Bb / Gm Gm9 (play twice)

[Chorus]
Dm                  Fmaj7
Southern man better keep your head
Bb                     G7
Don't forget what your good book said
Dm                    Fmaj7
Southern change gonna come at last
Bb                   G7
Now your crosses are burning fast

Fill (see example tab):
Dm / / / Bb / Gm Gm9
Southern Man
Dm / / / Bb / Gm Gm9

[Verse]
Dm               Bb    Gm    Gm9
I saw cotton and I saw black
Dm                      Bb     Gm     Gm9
Tall white mansions and little shacks
Dm                         Bb       Gm    Gm9
Southern man when will you pay them back?

A
I heard screamin' and bullwhips crackin'
A
How long, how long? Ho-o-ow long?

 [Solo]
   Dm                             Bb               Gm       2x
e||10------------+5-----------x-+-----------3====-(3)------(0)--||
B||13^----(0)----+6----6--5---x-+-3---------3====--3--3----(0)--||
G||:--------x----+7----7--7-----+-3---------3====--5^-5^(5)(0)-:||
D||----------x---+--------------+-3---------3====---------------||
A||--------------+--------------+-------x-------+---------------||
E||--------------+--------------+------(0)------+---------------||

 Dm                                        Bb
e|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
B|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
G|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
D|--------------------+-------10-----------+---------------------|
A|--------------------+---8------12---12-x-12_10-10=====11_8-10-8
E|/10=============+10_8-10---10-------------+---------------------|

 Gm                   Dm                                   etc...
e|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
B|--------------------+--10----------------+---------------------|
G|-----------------10-10-10-10-10_12-10-12-10-12-10-12-10--------|
D|-----------------10-12----12-------------+---------------------|
A|-------8--8-10/12---+--------------------+---------------------|
E|10_8_10--10----------+--------------------+---------------------|

e|---------------10---+10-10_13-13-_13-_13-+13--10----10----12--13
B|-----------10----13-+10-10---------------+-----13--------------|
G|---------10--12-----+--------------------+---------------------|
D|12-10-12-------------+--------------------+---------------------|
A|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
E|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|

e|-12--13--12---10---10==---13--12--10--13--12--10--13--12--10---|
B|---------------+-13------x-----+---------------+---------------|
G|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
D|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
A|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
E|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

e|-10-12-13--10-12-13--10-12-13--10-12-13-13-13====13-12-10------|
B|13--------------+---------------+---------------+----------13---|
G|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
D|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
A|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
E|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

 Dm                                        Bb
e|10----10---10----10--13------------------+----------------5----|
B|--------13---13-----+---10\-8--6----8--6-+----------------6-6--|
G|--------------------+------------7-------7-5-7==7====---7---7--|
D|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
A|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
E|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|

 Gm                   Dm
e|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
B|6-8-6-8---8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6--|
G|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
D|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
A|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
E|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|

 Bb(use pinky)        Gm                       Dm
e|----10--------------+--------------------+---------------------|
B|8^====-8_6---6^-----+--------------------+---------------------|
G|-----------7-----7_5-7_5-7=-5757-57--5757======-----1012131313-|
D|--------------------+--------------------+--------12-----------|
A|--------------------+--------------------+-------12------------|
E|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|

e|--------------------10----10--10-13=================--13---10--|
B|--------------------10--13--13-----------+---------------------|
G|1210-----------10-12-+--------------------+---------------------|
D|--1210-12===-x------+--------------------+---------------------|
A|------------x-------+--------------------+---------------------|
E|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|

 Dm                              Bb              Gm
e|---10==========+--10-----------+---------------+---------------|
B|13--------------+-----13-10====-+10-------------+---------------|
G|---------------+---------------+---------------+12---12_10-----|
D|---------------+---------------+---------------+-----------12===
A|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
E|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

 Dm                              Bb              Gm
e|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
B|---------------+---------------+---------------+-----133-131-etc.
G|=====================-----------+---------------+----2---2---2--|
D|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
A|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
E|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

 Dm                              Bb              Gm
e|---------------+---------------+1------1_3-----+-----------0_1==
B|This is haphazard of Dm      --+-----------1---+1_3---1_3------|
G|notes with random hammer-ons --+---------------+x--------------|
D|and pull-offs, microbends    --+---------------+---------------|
A|and the kitchen sink...      --+---------------+---------------|
E|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

 Dm                              Bb              Gm
e|=---0_1--0-1_0-1_0--1-0-1-3--0_1-3--1-0----1--3-+---------------|
B|---------------+---------------+------3-0-----3+-13131-_3-_3-_3|
G|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
D|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
A|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
E|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

 Dm                              Bb              Gm
e|---------------+-------------01-3--1--0---1===0----3==1===0===-|
B|3==----3==------+--------0-13---+--------3------+-3==-----------|
G|----0---1====--+-------2-------+---------------+---------------|
D|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
A|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
E|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

 Dm                              Bb              Gm
e|---------------+--------------1+---3-----3---1-+---------------|
B|3=========================1_3=--3--------------+---------------|
G|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
D|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
A|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
E|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

e|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
B|18.------------+15.------------+18.----15.-----+15.--15.--15.--|
G|20.------------+17.------------+20.----17.-----+17.--17.--17.--|
D|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
A|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
E|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

e|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
B|15.--15.--15.--15.--15.--15.--15.-----15.---x---x---------------|
G|17.--17.--17.--17.--17.--17.--17.-----17.----x--17--------------|
D|---------------+---------------+---------------17^=============|
A|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
E|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|


[Chorus]


[Verse]
Lily Bell your hair is golden brown
I've seen your black man comin' down
Swear by God I'm gonna cut him down
I heard screamin' and bullwhips crackin' and
How long, how long? Ho-o-ow long?

 Solo II:
 Dm                              Bb             Gm
e|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
B|15-------------+15-----15------+17----18----18-+-18--18--18----|
G|17^------------+17^----17^-----+19^---20^---20^+-20^-20^-20^---|
D|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
A|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
E|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

...32 bars more of SOLO II to be continued (some day)...

 [Outro]
 Dm                              Bb              Gm
e|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
B|15---15---15---+15---15---15---+15---15---15---+15---15---15---|
G|17---17---17---+17---17---17---+17---17---17---+17---17---17---|
D|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
A|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
E|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

 Dm                              Bb              Gm
e|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
B|15---15---15---+15---15---15---+15---15---15---+15---15---15---|
G|17---17---17---+17---17---17---+17---17---17---+17---17---17---|
D|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
A|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
E|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

 Dm                              Bb              Gm
e|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
B|15---15---15---+15---15---15---+15---15---15---+15---15---15---|
G|17---17---17---+17---17---17---+17---17---17---+17---17---17---|
D|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
A|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
E|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

 FADE OUT...
 Dm                              Bb              Gm
e|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
B|20^--20^--20^--+20^------------+---------------+---------------|
G|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
D|----------19---+19-------------+---------------+---------------|
A|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
E|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|



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

Key to tab:
  =         sustain OR vibrato
  0_3       hammer-on(h)/pull-off(p)
  (0)       muted note/subtle note
  \         slide down
  /         slide up
  .         staccato note
  ^         bend full
  (11^)     pick whilst bent

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

            
            
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dale007 10 Nov 17, 2005 06:41 AM

now theres a real TAB!

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Razorhead 212 Mar 30, 2006 11:15 PM

pretty damn good tab.

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AfroThunder242 10 Oct 05, 2006 02:34 PM

Neil Young would be proud!

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