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Title:  American Woman
Artist: The Guess Who
Album:  The Greatest of the Guess Who
Transcribed by Don Shanty Jr.
Email:  phypower@geocities.com

This was transcribed with one guitar in mind.  But two guitars could be 
easily used since all of the parts of the song are included here.  If you
know the song, you should be able to figure it out, (I hope!).  Hope this is
of use to you.Begining of the Intro:  The first chord sounds like a harmonic, the best I 
can do is form the chord with the left hand, then tap the same shape one 
octave higher, directly on the frets.  There's got to be a better way!

e:--'0'--|
B:--'0'--|
G:--'1'--|
D:-------|
A:-------|
E:-------|Section 1:  Play 5 times.

e:---------------------------------------------------|
B:--6--6--5--5--4--4--3------------------------------|
G:--7--7--6--6--5--5--4------------------------------|
D:---------------------------------------------------|
A:-----------------------5--5h7--5--5--5--5h7--5--5--|
E:-----------------------3--3----3--3--3--3----3--3--|Section 2:   Play 2 times.                                             

e:------------------------------------------------------------|
B:--3--3--8--6--3---------------------------------------------|
G:--4--4--9--7--4---------------------------------------------|
D:------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-----------------5--5h7--5--5--5--5h7--5--5-----------------|
E:-----------------3--3----3--3--3--3----3--3-----------------|Section 3:  Play 5 times then play section one 4 times.

e:-----------------------------------------------|
B:--3--3--8--6--3-------------13--15--15--15-----|
G:--4--4--9--7--4-------------14--16--16--16-----|
D:-----------------------------------------------|
A:-----------------5--5h7--5------------------5--|
E:-----------------3--3----3------------------3--|Section 4:  When the electric guitar kicks in!

e:----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:--8----7----9--9--9--9--9--7--9--9--9----8----7--9--9--9--9--9--7--9--|
D:--9----7----9--9--9--9--9--7--9--9--9----9----7--9--9--9--9--9--7--9--|
A:--9----5----7--7--7--7--7--5--7--7--7----9----5--7--7--7--7--7--5--7--|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------------|Section 5:

e:-----------------------------------------------------------16--------------|
B:------------------------------------------15-------------------12--14--15~-|
G:-9--11--11/13~--13~--13--14--14/16~--16~----------12--13~------------------|
D:----------------------------------------------14---------------------------|
A:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Section 6:  Solo.   

e:--------------------------------------------|
B:-----------9--------------------------------|
G:--11b(13)-----11b(13)~--b(13)11--9--11--9~--|
D:--------------------------------------------|
A:--------------------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------------|


e:-------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------|
G:--14b(16)~--b(16)14-12-14--12b(13)~--|
D:-------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------|e:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:--13b(15)~--15---------------13b(15)--15--13b(15)-15--15~--15--------------|
G:--------------------12--13~----------------------------------------12--13~-|
D:----------------14---------------------------------------------14----------|
A:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    

e:----------------------------------------------15--17b(19)--17b(19)~--|
B:--15b(17)--17--15b(17)--17--15b(17)~--17--17-------------------------|
G:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                


e:--b(19)17--15--17--15b(16)-----------------------------------|
B:----------------------------17~--15h17p15--13--12------------|
G:---------------------------------------------------14b(16)~--|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------|e:-----------------------------------------------|
B:--------------------12--14--15p14p12--14--12~--|
G:-14b(16)--14b(16)~-----------------------------|
D:-----------------------------------------------|
A:-----------------------------------------------|
E:-----------------------------------------------|

                                                            
e:----------------------------------------------|
B:--12--14--14b(15)~--b(15)14--12p14--15b(17)~--|
G:----------------------------------------------|
D:----------------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------|Section 6:  After the solo.  Play 4 times then back to section 4.

e:-----------------------|
B:-----------------------|
G:--9--9--9--9--9--7--9--|
D:--9--9--9--9--9--7--9--|
A:--7--7--7--7--7--5--7--|
E:-----------------------|Last part of song:  I believe it's ad lib but I decided to transcribe 
it anyway.

e:--------------------------------12--b(15)14--12--14--12~--|
B:--b(15)14--12--14--12~--12--14----------------------------|
G:----------------------------------------------------------|
D:----------------------------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------|


e:--------------------------------12----------------12----------------|
B:--12--14--b(15)14--12--14--12~--------------------------------------|
G:------------------------------------12b(13)-----------12b(13)-------|
D:---------------------------------------------14~---------------14~--|
A:--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------------------------------------|


e:--12----------------12---------------15b(16)---------------|
B:----------------------------------------------12--14--15~--|
G:------12b(13)-----------12b(13)----------------------------|
D:---------------14~---------------14~-----------------------|
A:-----------------------------------------------------------|
E:-----------------------------------------------------------|


e:--15b(16)---------------15---------------------------------|
B:-----------12--14--15~------14b(15)~--b(15)14--12--14-12~--|
G:-----------------------------------------------------------|
D:-----------------------------------------------------------|
A:-----------------------------------------------------------|
E:-----------------------------------------------------------|


e:---------------b(16)15------------17~--b(19)17--17h19p17--16~--19------16--|
B:--b(15)14--12-----------14b(15)~-----------------------------------17------|
G:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


e:--17--16-------------------------------------------------------|
B:----------19---------------------------------------------------|
G:--------------17~----------------------------------------------|
D:---------------------------------------------------------------|
A:---------------------------------------------------------------|
E:---------------------------------------------------------------|
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Picarddelta 10 Mar 15, 2005 07:00 PM

this tab is perfect, they play it a step higher but that doesnt matter, this is perfect, well done!

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hepzibahbaptist 478 Oct 16, 2005 08:10 AM

its great

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wag89 10 Jan 23, 2006 02:14 PM

very nice, very very very very nice, best tab i have seen ever!

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