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Song: Empty Arms
Artist: Stevie Ray Vaughan
Album: Soul To Soul
Transcribed By: Sebas (sebasraaijmakers@tiscali.nl)

suggestions are very welcome, especially because this is my first tab.

Empty Arms is actually a simple blues scheme in B
SRV uses a lot of sixes and nines.
from vertical to vertical is one bar, so it shouldn't be a puzzle!

Empty arms - S.R.V.

(electric guitar with distortion)

[Intro]

e|----------------------------------------------------------------7-|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------7----|
G|--------------------------------------------------------7h8-------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------7-----------------------------7-|
B|-10-7-10b11----9---------------7----10-7-10b11-----9----------7---|
G|---------------8----------7h8----------------------8-----7h8------|
D|---------------9-----------------------------------9--------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------7-7-------7-7-------7-7-------7-7-----------------------------|
B|-10b12-7-7-10b12-7-7-10b12-7-7-10b12-7-7-----------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------9b11r9p7---7-7-------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------9-----9-7---7-8-9-|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------9-------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----9--7/9\7---7/9---7/9---7v-----|--7-----------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------9-|--7-----7/9--7/9\7---7/9---7/9---7v---|
G|----9--7/9\7---7/9---7/9---7v---9-|--7-p8--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------9-|--------7/9--7/9\7---7/9---7/9---7v---|
A|--7-------------------------------|------------------------------------//|
E|----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

e|--------9/11--9/11\9v-----7/9\7v----------|
B|-----------------------------------9p7----|
G|--------9/11--9/11\9v-----7/9\7v---9p7----|
D|----------------------------------------9-|
A|-/9--9-----------------7------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

e|-7------------------------------------------|
B|-7----7/9--7/9\7--7/9-----------------------|
G|-7h8-------------------------7h8--8--7h8--8-|
D|------7/9--7/9\7--7/9--9--9-----------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------7--------7-----------------|
B|----7/9--7/9\-------7---10b12-----10--7----------|
G|-----------------/8----------------------9b11--9-|
D|-9--7/9--7/9\------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------7---------7------------7------------7----|
B|-----/9--7/9\7--------7-----10b12-----7--10b12-----7--10b12-----7-|
G|-7v--------------7h8----------------------------------------------|
D|-----/9--7/9\7----------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-10v--7-------------------------------------7---------7--------|
B|---------10p7----------------------------7-----10b12-----------|
G|---------------9b11r9p7--------7b--9b11------------------9b--9-|
D|-------------------------9--9----------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|----------7/9--7/9\7---7/9--------------7--9---7-|
G|-7h8p7h8----------------------------7h8----------|
D|----------7/9--7/9\7---7/9---/9--9---------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|-9b11--7-------7----------7------------------------|
B|----------9--7---7--10b12--------7-----------------|
G|----------------------------9b11----9b11r9--7------|
D|----------------------------------------------9--7-|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

                                    you're gonna
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|-----7/9--7/9\7--7/9------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|-9v--7/9--7/9\7--7/9------------------------------|
A|----------------------/9--9v----------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|


[Verse 1]

 miss me little baby              the day that i'm
e|-------------------------7-7----------------------|
B|-------------------------7-7----------------------|
G|-----------------------6---6----------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

 gone                                you're gonna
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|------7/9----7/9\7--7/9--7/9--7v------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|------7/9----7/9\7--7/9--7/9--7v------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|


miss me little darlin             the day that I'm
e|-------------------------7-7----------------------|
B|-------------------------7-7----------------------|
G|-------------------------7-7----------------------|
D|----------------------/9--------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|


gone                                   'cause i'm
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|----------7/9--7/9\7--7/9--7/9--7v----------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|----------7/9--7/9\7--7/9--7/9--7v----------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|


leavin'in the morning             won't be back at
e|----------------------------7---------------------|
B|------------------------9---7---------------------|
G|------------------------9---7---------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|


all                                     you have
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------7/9--7/9\7--7/9--7/9--7v------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------7/9--7/9\7--7/9--7/9--7v------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

[Verse 2]

 ......run me ragged baby          it's your own fault you're on your     own

 you have run me ragged darling     it's your own fault you're on your    own

 you didnt'nt want me no way, baby           'till your other man was    gone

[Verse 3]

 you've been tryin' to get me back baby      with all your tricks and     charme

 you've been tryin' to get me back baby      with all your tricks and     charme

 but when all your games are over                  you'll be left with empty ....

 ..arms                                   (solo)

e|-----------------------------------------|--7--7v-----7------------------|
B|---------7/9--7/9\7--7/9---------7--9--7-|-----0---10---10---------------|
G|-----------------------------7h8---------|-----------------9b11r9-7------|
D|---------7/9--7/9\7--7/9--9--------------|--------------------------9--7-|
A|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------|

e|---7v----7v-----------7----|-------7----------------------------------------|
B|------10----10--10b12---10-|-10b12---7--------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------|-----------9b11r9--7-----------7--9b11r9--7-----|
D|-9-------------------------|----------------------9--7--/9--------------9-7-|
A|---------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------|------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------7-----------7-----------7-------|
B|-----7--9---7----7--9---7----7--9---7----7--9--7-|
G|-7h8----9---7h8--8--9---7h8--8--9---7h8-----9----|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|-9b11--7-----9b11--7-------------7--7----|----7---7-7v--9---7-------10b-10b-|
B|---------9-7---------9--------7--7--7--9-|-7----9------9--9----------9b--9b-|
G|-------------------------9b11----------9-|-7h8----------------------10b-10b-|
D|-----------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------9-----------------|--------------------9-9v----------|
E|-----------------------------------------|----------------------------------|

e|-10b--7--7--9--7---10b--7--7--9--7--|-10b---10b---10b---10b---10b--10b-|
B|--9b--7--7--9--7----9b--7--7--9--7--|--9b----9b----9b----9b----9b---9b-|
G|-10b---------------10b--------------|-10b---10b---10b---10b---10b--10b-|
D|------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|----------------------------------|

e|-10b----7h9p7----7------------------------------------------|
B|--9b-9---------9----9-------------------------------------7-|
G|-10b-------------------9brp7---9b11---9b11---9p7-----7h9----|
D|--------------------------------------------------9---------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------7----------------7--7-------|
B|----------------7-----10--7--10b12--7--7--9--7-|
G|-7v--------7h8---------------------------------|
D|-----9-----------------------------------------|
A|--------9--------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

e|-9b11--7--------9b11--7---------9b11--7-------7-----------------|
B|----------9--7-----------9--7-----------9--7-----10----10-10----|
G|-----------------------------------------------------9b11r-9--7-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------7-------9--7--------------------14---14---14-|
B|-------7-------9--7--------------------15---15---15-|
G|-------7h8-----9--8---------------------------------|
D|-9--7-------9--------9------------------------------|
A|------------------------9--9v-----------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|-14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14---14--14--14---14--14--14--|
B|-15--15--15--15--15--15--15--15---15--15--15---15--15--15--|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

e|-14--14--14---14--14--14----14--14--14---14--14--14v---|
B|-15--15--15---15--15--15----15--15--15---15--15--15v--/|
G|------------------------------------------------------/|
D|------------------------------------------------------/|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-/15--15--15--15--15---15---15\----/15--15--15--15---15--15--15--15\-|
G|-/13--13--13--13--13---13---13\----/13--13--13--13---13--13--13--15\-|
D|-/14--14--14--14--14---14---14\--------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------10b11----7------------------|
B|-----/12--12--12--12--12-------------------10---------|
G|-----/11--11--11--11--11--------------9b11----r9--7---|
D|--9-------------------------------------------------9-|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------7-------7-9-7h9p7-----------7-----------------------------------|
B|--------7----10b12-----------7-------7--10-7-----------9---7---------------|
G|-9b11--------------------------9b11---------9b11r9-7---9---7---9b11r9h7----|
D|-----------------------------------------------------9---9--------------9--|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                                        you have

e|---------7-----------------------------------------|
B|-------7---10--7------------------7b---------------|
G|---7h8-----------9b11--7-9--------7b---------------|
D|-9--------------------------9---9------------------|
A|--------------------------------------9v-----------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|


[Verse 5]


 .....run me ragged baby          it's your own fault you're on your     own

 you have run me ragged darling     it's your own fault you're on your    own

 you didnt'nt want me no way, baby           'till your other man was    gone

[Verse 6]

 you've been tryin' to get me back baby      with all your tricks and     charme

 you can ry and get me back baby             with all your tricks and     charme

 but when all your games are over                  you'll be left with empty    arms

[Outro]

e|--10--7h9p7---7---------7----9---9b11v--7v--|
B|------------9---7--9--7---7-----------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------7------------10\\--|
B|-10-7--------------------------7---10v--------10\\--|
G|-------9b11r9p7---7v-------7h8-----------------8\\--|
D|----------------9------------------------------9\\--|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|



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

| h  Hammer-on
| b  Bend
| p  Pull-off
| r  Release
| /  Slide up
| \  Slide down

************************************
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guillermo10136 10 Nov 29, 2006 12:32 PM

very good job. props

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jose763 631 Nov 29, 2006 01:40 PM

the only thing you missed is that srv always tuned down half a step. your tab is right if you play it in standard tuning but if you use 12, or 13 gauge strings, it'll be harder to make those bends and w/out thick strings, you wont get that same srv sound. cool tab though.

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Soul Power 122 Mar 09, 2007 08:42 PM

Thank you, thank you, thank you! 5 stars!

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