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Simple Man Tab

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"Simple Man" by Shinedown
Tabbed by: Redfish727
Email: soaress@erau.edu

I think this is pretty accurate and a good song for beginners
and more advanced players alike. Its just a great song.
The entire song follows the chord progression C-G-Am. And
the short fill part utilizes the 'A minor' pentatonic scale.
Drop me an e-mail if you have any corrections or just alternate
ways to play it.

Chords Used

    C       A minor        G
e---0----------0-----------3--|
b---1----------1-----------3--|
g---0----------2-----------0--|
d---2----------2-----------0--|
a---3----------0-----------2--|
E---x----------x-----------3--|

[Intro]
e----------------------------------0-0--0-x---x-0---------|     x1
b------------1-----0---------------1-1--1-x-0-x-1--1------|
g----------0---0-----------0-----0-2-2--2-x-0-0-2--2------|
d--------2-------2-------0---0-----2-2--2-x-0-0-2--2------|
a--0h2-3---------------2-------2---0-0--0-x-2---0---------|
E--------------------3--------------------x-3-------------|


[Verse 1] - Well Ma'ma told me when I was young...
e-----------------------------------------------------3---|  x4
b------------1-----0---------------------2-----2----------|
g----------0---0-----------0-----0-----2---2------2-------|
d--------2-------2-------0---0-------1-------1------1-----|
a--0h2-3---------------2-------2---0----------------------|
E--------------------3------------------------------------|


Fill Riff
e----------------------------------0-0--0--3-x-x-0-0-0-|  x1
b-------------------0----0---------1-1--1--0-x-x-1-1-1-|
g----------------------------------2-2--2--0-x-x-2-2-2-|
d----------------------------------2-2--2--0-x-x-2-----|
a--0-2-3--0-3s7-5-3--------5s7-5-3-0-0--0----x-x-0-----|
E---------------------3----------------------x-x-------|


[Verse 2] - Oh take your time don't live to fast...
e-----------------------------------------------------3---|  x3
b------------1-----0---------------------2-----2----------|
g----------0---0-----------0-----0-----2---2------2-------|
d--------2-------2-------0---0-------1-------1------1-----|
a--0h2-3---------------2-------2---0----------------------|
E--------------------3------------------------------------|

e----------------------------------0-0--0-x-3-3--0-0---|  x1
b------------1-----0---------------1-1--1-x-0-0--1-1---|
g----------0---0-----------0-----0-2-2--2-x-0-0--2-2---|
d--------2-------2-------0---0-----2-2--2-x------2-2---|
a--0h2-3---------------2-------2---0-0--0-x------0-0---|
E--------------------3--------------------x------------|


Strum Chorus - And be a simple kind of man...

         C -------------- G ---------------- Am          x4


Fill Riff
e----------------------------------0-0--0--3-x-x-0-0-0-|  x1 If you can..
b-------------------0----0---------1-1--1--0-x-x-1-1-1-|
g----------------------------------2-2--2--0-x-x-2-2-2-|
d----------------------------------2-2--2--0-x-x-2-----|
a--0-2-3--0-3s7-5-3--------5s7-5-3-0-0--0----x-x-0-----|
E---------------------3----------------------x-x-------|


[Verse 3] - Don't get your lust from the rich man's gold...
e-----------------------------------------------------3---|  x3
b------------1-----0---------------------2-----2----------|
g----------0---0-----------0-----0-----2---2------2-------|
d--------2-------2-------0---0-------1-------1------1-----|
a--0h2-3---------------2-------2---0----------------------|
E--------------------3------------------------------------|

e----------------------------------0-0--0-x-3-3--0-0---|  x1
b------------1-----0---------------1-1--1-x-0-0--1-1---|
g----------0---0-----------0-----0-2-2--2-x-0-0--2-2---|
d--------2-------2-------0---0-----2-2--2-x------2-2---|
a--0h2-3---------------2-------2---0-0--0-x------0-0---|
E--------------------3--------------------x------------|


Strum Chorus - And be a simple kind of man...

         C -------------- G ---------------- Am          x4


Fill Riff
e----------------------------------0-0--0--3-x-x-0-0-0-|  x1 If you can..
b-------------------0----0---------1-1--1--0-x-x-1-1-1-|
g----------------------------------2-2--2--0-x-x-2-2-2-|
d----------------------------------2-2--2--0-x-x-2-----|
a--0-2-3--0-3s7-5-3--------5s7-5-3-0-0--0----x-x-0-----|
E---------------------3----------------------x-x-------|


[Verse 4] - Oh don't you worry you'll find yourself...
e-----------------------------------------------------3---|  x3
b------------1-----0---------------------2-----2----------|
g----------0---0-----------0-----0-----2---2------2-------|
d--------2-------2-------0---0-------1-------1------1-----|
a--0h2-3---------------2-------2---0----------------------|
E--------------------3------------------------------------|

e----------------------------------0-0--0-x-3-3--0-0---|  x1
b------------1-----0---------------1-1--1-x-0-0--1-1---|
g----------0---0-----------0-----0-2-2--2-x-0-0--2-2---|
d--------2-------2-------0---0-----2-2--2-x------2-2---|
a--0h2-3---------------2-------2---0-0--0-x------0-0---|
E--------------------3--------------------x------------|


Strum Chorus - And be a simple kind of man

         C -------------- G ---------------- Am          x3


Outro - Oh won't you do this for me son...if you can
e--------------------------------------3---------------|  x1
b--1-----0--------0--------------1---1---1-------------|
g----0--------------0----------2---2-------2-----------|
d------2--------0-----0------2-------------------------|
a-------------2------------0---------------------------|
E-----------3------------------------------------------|


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

| s  slide
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note

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


Well ma'ma told me when I was young
Said sit beside me my only son
And listen closely to what I say
And if you do this it well help you some sunny day
Ahh yeahh it will

Oh take your time don't live to fast
Troubles will come and they will pass
You'll find a women and you'll find love
And don't forget that there isa' someone up above

And be a simple kind of man
Be something you love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh won't you do this for me son if you can

Don't get your lust from the rich man's gold
All that you need now is in your soul
And you can do this, oh baby, if you try
All that I want from you my son is to be satisfied

And be a simple kind of man
Be something you love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh won't you do this for me son if you can

Oh don't you worry you'll find yourself
Follow your heart and nothin' else
And you can do this, oh baby, if you try
All that I want from you my son is to be satisfied

And be a simple kind of man
Oh won't you do this for me son if you can
So baby be simple...be a simple man
Oh won't you do this for me son...if you can
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Skeeve 10 Aug 31, 2004 08:00 PM

This tab is almost right, but the bridge "fill riff" is not quite right. Try my version, version 3.

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met_al_lica69 90 Sep 28, 2004 08:00 PM

UG did't accept my tab...its pretty accurate...so i'm posting it here

Shinedown simple man
standard tuning
Intro: C G Am
E|-------------------------------------------------3---|
B|------------1-----0------------------1-----1---------|
G|----------0---0-----------0---0--------2-----2-----2-|
d|--------2-------2-------0---0------2-----2-----2-----|
a|-0-2-3----------------2---------0--------------------|
e|--------------------3--------------------------------|

C G Am
E|--------------------------------0--0-3--3-x-0--0--|
B|------------1-----0-------------1--1-0--0-x-1--1--|
G|----------0---0-----------0---0-2--2-0--0-x-2--2--|
d|--------2-------2-------0---0---2--2-0--0-x-2--2--|
a|-0-2-3----------------2---------0--0-2--2-x-0--0--|
e|--------------------3----------------3--3-x-------|

Verse riff:
C G Am
E|-------------------------------------------------3---|
B|------------1-----0------------------1-----1---------|
G|----------0---0-----------0---0--------2-----2-----2-|x4
D|--------2-------2-------0---0------2-----2-----2-----|
A|-0-2-3----------------2---------0--------------------|
E|--------------------3--------------------------------|

pre-chorus
guitar1 E|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
d|-0----------------------------------------------|
a|-0-2-3---/7--5-3--------/7-5-3-0----------------|
e|-----------------3---------------------3-0-3/5--|
|
|guitar 2
E|--------------------3/5----------------------3--|
B|---------------0------------------0h1p0--0-1---1|
G|---------------0---------------2----------------|
d|-0------0h2p0------------------2----------------|
a|-0-2-3-------------------------0----------------|
e|-------------3---3------------------------------|

g1
E|----------------------------0-0-3-3-x-0-0-|
B|----------------------------1-1-0-0-x-1-1-|
G|----------------------------2-2-0-0-x-2-2-|
d|----------------------------2-2-0-0-x-2-2-|
a|-0-2-3---/7--5-3-----/7-5-3-0-0-2-2-x-0-0-|
e|-----------------3--------------3-3-x-----|
|
|g2
E|----------------------------0-0-3-3-x-0-0-|
B|---------------0----0-------1-1-0-0-x-1-1-|
G|---------------0----0-------2-2-0-0-x-2-2-|
d|--------0h2p0---------------2-2-0-0-x-2-2-|
a|-0-2-3----------------------0-0-2-2-x-0-0-|
e|-------------3---3--------------3-3-x-----|


verse x3 times followed by the intro x1


chorus (listen to song for the strumming)
?be a simple kind of man?
C G Am
E|-0--0--0-3-3--3--3-0--0--0--0-0|
B|-1--1--1-0-0--0--0-1--1--1--1-1|
G|-0--0--0-0-0--0--0-2--2--2--2-2|x4
d|-2--2--2-0-0--0--0-2--2--2--2-2|
a|-3--3--3-2-2--2--2-0--0--0--0-0|
e|---------3-3--3--3-------------|

pre-chorus thing x1
verse x3 then
intro x1
chorus x4
pre-chorus x1
verse x3
intro x1
chorus x5

then: outro
(play slow)
C G Am
E|---------------------------------------------------------3--------|
B|------------1--------0-----------0------------------1-------1-----|
G|---------------0--------------------0------------2-----2-------2--|
d|----------2-------2-----------0--------0------2-------------------|
a|-0--2--3-------------------2---------------0----------------------|
e|------------------------3-----------------------------------------|

Well i think its right...sounds better too....welll let me know what you thing: ***** stars or * star???

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skynyrdfreak 65 Oct 13, 2004 08:00 PM

BEN ARE YOU READING THIS???????

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