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Purple Rain Tab

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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             PURPLE RAIN (SOLO) - Prince
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tabbed by: Troy Hinds
Email:mrpsyence@mindless.com

Tuning:Standard

Listen to the song for precise timing.

(Note that the low E string is the top line in this tab. Sorry in advance for any 
that may cause.)

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------13---13-----------------|
G|-----------------------------------------xx--xx----13---13-----------------|
B|-------17b-------------------11----------xx--xx----------------------------|
e|----------18-----------------------------xx- xx----------------------------|
              ^let ring

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--18b---18b---18b---x---18--20--18b-----18p15p13h15p11p10p8p6~-------------|
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------15---15--15--15--15--15-------------------------------------------|
G|--17b----15---15--15--15--15--15-------------------------------------------|
B|---------18---18--18--18--18--18-------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------18b--18b--18b-18b-18r--18b-----18------|
              ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^
        let ring for 2 counts then mute

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--15-----15h17h18p17p15h17h18p17p15----------19b---19b---19b---11----------|
          ^                          ^
        repeat this phrase as neccessary

E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------8-8-----8-8----8-8----8-----8-----|
D|-----------------------------------------------6b------6b-----6b---6b----6b---|
G|----------------------------------15--10~-------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------11h15p11--------------------------------------------|
e|--19b---11---11---11h15p11----------------------------------------------------|
                                              . .     . .    . .    .     .

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------3-1--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--6-5-3-1-0------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------11~-10~-11~-10~-11~-10~-13~----11~-10~-11~-10~-11~-10~-13~----|
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------15--15--15----------------------------------|
B|-11~-10~-11~-10~-11~-10~-13~---16--16--16------11~-10~-11-10~-11~-10~ 13~--|
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------15-14-12-10--|
B|-11~-10~-11~-10~-11~-10~-13~---11~-10~-11~-10~-11~-10~-13~----16-15-13-11--|
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Then there is the part where Prince starts singing again. And after that there is a 
ad-lib part. Then it goes:

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-18b--------18b-----17h18p17p15-----------------------20b------------------|

Be sure to bend these last few bends A LOT, especially the last one.


| b  bend
| r  release
| .  palm mute
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
===============================================================================

Hope ya enjoy! Took me forever in a day to tab. But, I figured since there were no
accurate, or for that matter, NO Purple Rain solo tabs, thought I'd do it. I'm 98%
sure it's all correct.
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MrPsyence110 wrote on December 29 2004, 12:00 am

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------13---13-----------------|
G|-----------------------------------------xx--xx----13---13-----------------|
B|-------17b-------------------11----------xx--xx----------------------------|
e|----------18-----------------------------xx- xx----------------------------|

That last little bit there should read 15 instead of 13.

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Golden wrote on May 24 2008, 10:23 pm

kind of difficult when everything is upside down lol

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