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American Woman Tab

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Intro

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E A D G B E
Tuning: Open-G (low to high: DGDGBD)

(Opening harmonic)
D|-----------|
B|---<12>----|
G|---<12>----|
D|---<12>----|
G|---<12>----|
D|-----------|

D|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|---6--6--5--5--4--4--3----------------------------------|
G|---7--7--6--6--5--5--4----------------------------------|  (x5)
D|------------------------0-0h2--0-0--0-0h2--0-0----------|
G|---------------------0--0-0----0-0--0-0----0-0----------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|

D|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|---3--3---8-----6--3------------------------------------|
G|---4--4---9-----7--4------------------------------------|  (x2)
D|----------------------0-0h2--0-0--0-0h2--0-0------------|
G|---0--0---0--0--0--0--0-0----0-0--0-0----0-0--0---------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|

D|----------------------------------10--12--12--12--------|
B|---3--3---8-----6--3--------------10--12--12--12--------|
G|---4--4---9-----7--4------------------------------------|  (x5)
D|----------------------0--0--0--0------------------------|
G|---0--0---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---0---0---0---0--0--0--|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|

D|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|---6--6--5--5--4--4--3----------------------------------|
G|---7--7--6--6--5--5--4----------------------------------|  (x3)
D|------------------------0-0h2--0-0--0-0h2--0-0----------|
G|---------------------0--0-0----0-0--0-0----0-0----------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|

D|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|---6--6--5--5--4--4---3---------------------------------|
G|---7--7--6--6--5--5---4---------------------------------|
D|----------------------0---------------------------------|
G|----------------------0---------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|


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| h  Hammer-on

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For all of those who want to keep playing the song and not switch back the tuning after the intro, the song is 
basically in D and E, so all you really have to do after the intro is play a bar chord 7th fret (E) and 5th 
fret (D) (E-D-E-E-E-D-E). It should sound like NA-ta-NANANANA-ta-na, where "na" is E and "ta" is D. Very easy.
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bmwoody 10 Nov 10, 2005 08:09 AM

This tab is great! But unfortunately, for those of us with only one guitar, it's not very practical to only be able to play the intro. I don't think the rest of the song is in open G tuning.

Instead of open G tuning, it's pretty easy to just tune your low E up to a G and keep the rhythm there. The rest of it comes out identical except the high part, where the e string is played 2 frets lower. This way sounds almost exactly the same, and it makes for an easier transition into the rest of the song.

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BRD 10 Feb 06, 2006 07:52 AM

totally wrong man

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Just_a_picker 50 May 05, 2006 12:03 PM

BRD, this tab is right on with the recording. For the past 10 minutes I sit here playing the prologue to with the record, you never hear this part on the radio because it's not really that loud. Very accurate tab. This is also a stardaerd blues riff. 5 stars.

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