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Cant You Hear Me Knocking Tab

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents his   interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##

From : Jean-Pierre Trolet
5 july 2002
You will find a MP3 for each part of this song recorded by myself to illustrate
the tab and how to contact me on my webpage here:
http://jptrol.free.fr/mus

                   CAN'T YOU HEAR ME KNOCKING - JAGGER-RICHARDS

   Following honky tonk women here is another tune with syncopated riffs and
instrumental prolongations. This is the tale of Romeo and Juliet seen by our rockers.
Juliet is reluctant and the disappointed Romeo is vociferating. The tab is divided
into three parts :
- the main theme with intro, verse and chorus
- the middle jazzy part with a saxophone (this saxophone is not tabbed here)!
- Mick Taylor's solo

This is the full tab of the entire song.

FIRST PART:

The first part is played with a lead guitar tuned in OPEN G, that is from low
to high :  D G D G B D.

The rhythm guitar is in standard tuning and plays full chords in a staccato way
in the verse part.
In the verse part I noted the chord for each stroke :

C : 8 10 10 9 8 8
C#: 9 11 11 10 9 9
D : 10 12 12 11 10 10
G : 3 5 5 4 3 3
F : 1 3 3 2 1 1

In the chorus part simply play them slowly.


[INTRO]

D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|--10p9--7--9p7----------------------|------------------------------------|
D|--10p9--7--9p7--10p9--7--7--9--7----|-7-(7)-7--9p7--10p9--7--7--9--7-----|
G|----------------10p9--7--7--7--7----|-7-(7)-7--9p7---7----7--7--7--7-----|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
                                                          ^drums enter here

D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|-10--7--9p7-----------------7-------|--10p9--7--9p7-----------------7----|
D|-10--7--9p7--10p9--7--7--9--7-------|--10p9--7--9p7--10p9--7--7--9--7----|
G|-------------10p9--7--7--7----------|----------------10p9--7--7--7-------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|


[BASS]
G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|-------------------5x-5-------------|--5x------5--5--------5x-5----------|
E|---------------------------5--------|------5-----------5-----------5-----|


D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|-9_hbu--7-x-------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|-9_hbu--7-x--7--7--9--7-------------|-7--7--7--9p7--10p9--7--7--9--7-----|
G|-------------7--7--7--7-------------|-7--7--7--7-----7----7--7--7--7-----|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|


[BASS]
G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|-5x----5-5----5x-5------------------|-5x-----5---5-------5x-5------------|
E|----5-------5--------5--------------|----5-----------5-------------------|


D|------------------------------------|---7--7--7--5-----------------------|
B|------------------------------------|---7--7--7--5--7--5-----------------|
G|--7--7-7-7-7-7------5---------------|---------------7--5-----------------|
D|--7--7-7-7-7-7------5---------------|------------------------------------|
G|--------------------5---------------|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|


BASS
G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|--5x-----5-5-------3x--3------------|--3x-----3-3------------------------|
E|-----5-------5------------3---------|------3-------3---------------------|


[VERSE]

               D D D D D                   D    x   D     C#     C C C C C
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|-----5-----0------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|-----5-----0---0--------------------|-10p9--7--9p7-----------------5-----|
D|-----5-----0---0--------------------|-10p9--7--9p7---10p9----------5-----|
G|--5--------0---0--------------------|----------------10p9----------5-----|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
     Yeah you got.. satin shoes


BASS
G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|--5x-5-----5x-----5--5--------------|--------------------3x--3-----------|
E|--------5-----5---------5-----------|----------------------------3-------|

                         C x C   G  G G             ^   D D D D D        C#
D|-----7-7-7-5------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|-----7-7-7-5--7-5------5-5---0------|------------------------------------|
G|--------------7-5------5-5---0------|------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------5-5---0------|------0--5----3--0-----0------------|
G|---------------------5-------0--0-0-|-2h4----------------5---------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
                       Yeah you got..                plastic boots

BASS
G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|---3x-----3-3-----------------------|-------------5---5-5---------4------|
E|-------3-------3-----------3---3-3--|------------------------------------|

     C C C C C                 C  X C   C#  D D D D D   D    x   D    C#
D|-------------7-7-7-5----------------|------------------------------------|
B|-------------7-7-7-5-7-5------5-5---|--0---------------------------------|
G|-----5---------------7-5------5-5---|--0--0--------10p9--x--10p9--7------|
D|-----5------------------------5-5---|--0--0--------10p9--x--10p9--7------|
G|-----5---------------------5--------|--0--0------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
                             You all got   cocaine eyes
                Can't you hear me knocking ?....

BASS
G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|-3x--3------3x-----3-3--------------|-5x--5-----5x----5--5---------------|
E|-------3--------3------3------------|-------5------5--------5------------|

     C C C C C                 C x C  G
D|-------------7-7-7-5----------------|------------------------------------|
B|-------------7-7-7-5-7-5-----5-5----|------------------------------------|
G|------5--------------7-5-----5-5--0-|------------------------------------|
D|------5----------------------5-5--0-|------------------------------------|
G|------5--------------------5------0-|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|


BASS
G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|-3x-3------3x-----3-3---------------|------------------------------------|
E|-------3-------3---------3--------3-|------------------------------------|


[CHORUS]

      G    G  F               C  C          G
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|--0-0--12\10--10--10---10\5--5--5---|--0---------------------------------|
D|--0-0--12\10--10--10---10\5--5--5---|--0------------0--5-----------------|
G|--0-0--12\10--10--10---10\5--5--5---|--0--0-0--2h4--------0--------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
          Hear me singing soft and low

BASS
G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|-3-3--3\1---1----1-------8---8--8---|--3--3-3--3--3-3--3-----------------|

      G    G  F               C  C          G                    ^         etc...
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|--8p6---------------------0--0-0----|
G|--0-0--12\10--10--10---10\5--5--5---|-------7--5\3--0----------0--0-0----|
D|--0-0--12\10--10--10---10\5--5--5---|------------------3--5----0--0-0----|
G|--0-0--12\10--10--10---10\5--5--5---|--------------------------0--0-0----|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|


BASS
G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|-3-3-3\1----1----1-------8---8--8---|--3--3-3--3--3-3--3-----------------|

         D D D D D     D    x
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|-----0------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|--5--0--0----------10p9--etc.....---|------------------------------------|
D|--5--0--0----------10p9-------------|------------------------------------|
G|--5--0--0---------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|


BASS
G|------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
A|---5x-5---------5x------5--5--------|---------------------------------------|
E|---------5----------5---------5--etc...-------------------------------------|


[SECOND PART]

                                Can't you hear me knocking - part II
Two guitars tuned in the standard way. If you go on playing with the guitar that
had been tuned in OPEN G in the first part see the varying passage down below.

FIRST GUITAR

     <---------- twice -----------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
B|----------------8-----8-------------|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------6h7---0--7--0--7--0----------|-------------------------------------------|
D|--3h4-----------------------3h4-----|-------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|

BASS
G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

      <------ x times with the bass ----------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
B|----------------8-----8-------------|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------6h7---0--7--0--7--0----------|-------------------------------------------|
D|--3h4-----------------------3h4-----|-------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|

G|------------------------------5-7---|------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------7-------|------------------------------------|
A|--5----5-5--------------------------|--5---5-5---etc..-------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

see variant for the guitar tuned in open G
               ^   <-------------------------------- repeat ----------------------|
E|---------------------1---1----------|--------3---3----------1---1---------------|
B|--------3_---------3---3---3--------|------3---3---3------3---3---3-------------|
G|-----2-----------2------------------|----2--------------2-----------------------|
D|--0------------0--------------------|--0--------------0-------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|

G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|-5--5-5--------5---5-5--------------|--5--5-5----------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------0---0-----------------------|-------------------------------------------|
B|------3---3---3---------------------|-------------------------------------------|
G|----2-------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
D|--0---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|

G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|-5---5-5----------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

The first guitar goes on with these arpeggios until the second sways between
Dm7 and Em7

2nd GUITAR

E|----8h10---8h10---10--8\5--8---5\3--|--5--3----------3-5--8-8/10--8\5--8-|
B|------------------------------------|--------6_----6---------------------|
G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

BASS
G|------------------------------------|-----5-7----------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|--7---------------------------------|
A|---5---5-5------5---5-5-------------|-------------5--5-5-----------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

E|---5\3--5--3-------3-5---10--10/12--|-12---12---12---12---12---12--------|
B|-------------6---6------------------|---13---13---13---13---13---13------|
G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

BASS
G|------------------------------------|------------5-----------------------|
D|------------------------------------|----------7---7--5\-----------------|
A|--5--5-5----5--5-5------------------|-5--5-5---------------5--5-5--------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

                                                 Dm7       Em7
E|--13---13---13---13---13---12---12--|-12----5---------7---------------------|
B|----13---13---13---13---13---13----13+---13--6---(6)---8---(8)--------------|
G|------------------------------------|-------5---(5)---7---(7)---------------|
D|------------------------------------|-------7---------9---------------------|
A|------------------------------------|-------5---------7---------------------|
E|------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|


BASS
G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|---------7-7--------9-9-------------|
A|--5--5-5----5--5--5-----5--5-5------|------5----------7------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

     <-----repeat-x->  then                      then alternate the sequences
      Dm7    Em7             Dm7    Em7    Em7
E|--8-------7---------------8------10-|--7---------------------------------|
B|--6--(6)--8--(8)----------6-------8-|--8---------------------------------|
G|--5--(5)--7--(7)----------5-------7-|--7---------------------------------|
D|--7-------9---------------7-------9-|--9---------------------------------|
A|--5-------7---------------5-------7-|--7---------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|


BASS
G|-------------7-9-7------------------|-etc....----------------------------|
D|----7-7----9-------9-7-----7-7-----9|------------------------------------|
A|-5-------7---------------5-------7--|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|


[VARIANT]

               ^   <-------------------------------- repeat ----------------------|
D|---------------------3---3----------|--------5---5----------3---3---------------|
B|--------3_---------3---3---3--------|------3---3---3------3---3---3-------------|
G|-----2-----------2------------------|----2--------------2-----------------------|
D|--0------------0--------------------|--0--------------0-------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|

G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|-5--5-5--------5---5-5--------------|--5--5-5----------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------2---2-----------------------|-------------------------------------------|
B|------3---3---3---------------------|-------------------------------------------|
G|----2-------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
D|--0---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|

G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|-5---5-5----------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|


[THIRD PART]

            Mick Taylor's solo accompanied by the rhythm guitar and the bass
            ( hear demo)


RHYTHMIC
     <-----repeat-n -> then                      then alternate the sequences
      Dm7    Em7             Dm7    Em7    Em7
E|--8-------7---------------8------10-|--7---------------------------------|
B|--6-------8---------------6-------8-|--8---------------------------------|
G|--5-------7---------------5-------7-|--7---------------------------------|
D|--7-------9---------------7-------9-|--9---------------------------------|
A|--5-------7---------------5-------7-|--7---------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|


BASS
G|------------------------------------|-----------etc....------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|-5-------3-3--3-----3----5-------3-3|-3-----3----------------------------|
E|----5--5--------3-3---------5-5-----|---3-3------------------------------|


RHYTHMIC
        Dm                                 repeat until the end
E|---(5)------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|---(6)-----6----6-------6---6----6-6|-----6--etc...----------------------|
G|---(7)-----7----7-------7---7----7-7|-----7------------------------------|
D|---(7)-----7--x------x----x---x-----|-----7------------------------------|
A|----5---------x------x----x---x-----|--5---------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|


BASS
G|-----------------------------------5|------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------5-7--|------------------------------------|
A|---5-----5-----------5-5--5--8------|--5---5-----------------------------|
E|-------------5----5-----------------|---------5--------------------------|


[SOLO]

E|-----------------------------------12+--15p12^^---12----12------------------|
B|---13h15^-15--13----13----13-15-15--|---------------------------------------|
G|-----------------14-----------------|---------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|

E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|--------13--15-15-13----------------|
G|--13hbd---13hbd-12\10----10^^-------|--10/14--------------14-------------|
D|----------------------12------------|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

                                          <---- 7 times --------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
B|--15p13-----------------------------|--------13-15qbu--------13--15qbu----------|
G|---------14-13hbd\12\10----10-10^^--|--12/14-------------14---------------------|
D|------------------------12----------|-------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|

E|--15qbu-13--------------------------|-------------------13--13qbu--------|
B|-----------15-13--------------------|------------13/15-------------------|
G|-----------------14-13hbd\12\10-----|-10-10^^----------------------------|
D|---------------------------------12-|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

     <-- 7 times -->
E|-----13-13qbu--------13--15qbu^--13-|-----------15qbu--13----------------|
B|--15--------------15----------------|-15-13---------------15--13---------|
G|------------------------------------|-------15^------------------14------|
D|------------------------------------|-------------------------------15---|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------13qbu---|--------------13--16hbu^-20-17\15---|
B|--------13-13-13^--13-15-15-------15|-13^----13h15-----------------------|
G|-12/14------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

E|--17p15\13---15h13----15--13^^------|--------------15qbu--13-------------|
B|-------------------15---------------|-------13-15------------15----------|
G|------------------------------------|-12/14------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

     <-- 8 times -->
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|-----13-15qbu-----------------------|----------------13-15-13------------|
G|-14---------------13hbd\12\10----10-|-10^^^----12/14-----------14\10-----|
D|------------------------------12----|--------------------------------12--|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

                 <---- repeat ---------->    <---- repeat ------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------10qbu--------------------------|
G|---10-10^^^------------------10qbu--|------------10qbu--------------------------|
D|--------------12----10-11-12------12|---10-11-12---------12---------------------|
A|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|

     <---- repeat ---------->               <---- repeat -------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------12qbu--10--------------|-------------10qbu--10---------------------|
G|---10--------12qbu--10--------------|--10---------10qbu--10---------------------|
D|---10-11-12--12qbu--10--------------|--10-11-12---10qbu--10---------------------|
A|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|

     ( these may be doubled by the bass)
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------10-----10-12|----------------------10---10--12---|
A|------9----10---12--12-----12-------|-----9----10----12-12----12---------|
E|-9/10---10---10---------------------|--10---10----10---------------------|

E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------10--12^-----|------------------------------------|
A|----9----10----12---12--------------|------------------------------------|
E|-10---10----10----------------------|------------------------------------|


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

x     mute
p     pull-off
h     hammer-on
hbu   half bend up
hbd   half bend down
qbd   quarter bend up
x     choke
\     slide down
n_    last longer on the note

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tylersugarcarlo 591 May 06, 2005 08:00 PM

damn, this must have taken a while

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Inf1n1tY. 111 Aug 29, 2005 08:00 PM

nice work nearly perfect I like it. thx

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AfroThunder242 10 Oct 04, 2006 01:47 PM

Nicely done! One of my favorite Stones songs!

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