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Sister Morphine Chords

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Anyone who attempts this one, I would really appreciate your feedback
because I'm tabbing it quickly and I may well have made some mistakes.
I CRDed the whole song because the chords change from verse to verse.
There are of course other little twiddly bits than the 2 fills I've
tabbed, but I'm sure you'll get the picture...
I'm not even going to attempt to tab Ry Cooder's slide guitar for
this- are there any tab conventions for slide?

Sister Morphine

===============

Artist:     The Rolling Stones
Writer:     Mick Jagger/Keith Richard
Album:      Sticky Fingers


  Am7                      Dsus2
X  O                   X  X  O        O
================       ================
|  |  |  |  1  |       |  |  |  |  |  |
+--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+
|  |  2  3  |  |       |  |  |  2  |  |
+--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+
|  |  |  |  |  4       |  |  |  |  3  |
+--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+


[Intro:]

Am7  Am  Am7  Am


[Verse]
Am7    Am       Am7       Am
Here I lie in my hospital bed
Dsus2           Am                    Dsus2          Am
Tell me, Sister Morphine, when are you coming round again?
G                                     F     *[fill 1]
Oh, and I don't think I can wait that long
C            G               F          Am
Oh you see    I'm not that strong
Am7  Am  Am7
    Am                          Am7            Am
The scream of the ambulance is sounding in my ears
Dsus2           Am    *[fill 2]Dsus2                 Am
Tell me, Sister Morphine, how long have I been lying here?


[Bridge]
G                       F
What am I doing in this place?
E                           F
Why does the doctor have no face?
G                          F
Oh, I can crawl across the floor
          Am          F                        Am
Can't you see, Sister Morphine, I'm trying to score.


[Verse]
        Am7           Am             Am7            Am
Well it just goes to show things are not what they seem-
Dsus2          Am                Dsus2           Am
Please, Sister Morphine, turn my nightmares into dreams.
G                           F
Oh can't you see I'm fading fast?
        Am       F              Am
And the big shot     will be my last.


[Verse]
Am7          Am               Am7                    Am
Sweet cousin cocaine, lay your cool cool hands on my head
Dsus2            Am             Dsus2       Am
Oh c'mon Sister Morphine, better make up my bed

    G                          F
Cos you know and I know in the morning I'll be dead
        Am             F             E                          Am
You can sit around and watch all the clean white sheets stained red.



Fill 1

  F                           Fsus2 F

e|1-------1-----1-|1---1---1---1---|1-------1-------|----------------|
B|1-------1-----1-|1---1---1---1---|1-------1-------|------------0---|
G|2-------2-----2-|2---2---2---0---|2-------2-------|------------0---|
D|3-------3-----3-|3---3---3---3---|3-------3-------|------------0---|
A|3-------3-----3-|3---3---3---3---|3-------3-------|----0---2-------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^

  C                                 G

e|----------------|----------------|--------------3-|----------------|
B|1-------1-------|1-----------1---|0-------------0-|----------------|
G|0-------0-------|0-------0H2-0---|0-------0-----0-|0---0---0---0---|
D|0--H2---2-------|2---0H2---------|0-------0-----0-|0---0---0---0---|
A|3-------3-------|3---------------|2-------2-------|2---2---2---2---|
E|----------------|----------------|3-------3-------|3---3---3---3---| etc.
  ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^
          Oh you see                            That I'm not     that...


Fill 2

  Am                                Dsus2

e|--------------0-|----------------|0-------0-----0-|0---0---0---0---|
B|1-------1-----1-|1---------------|3-------3-----3-|3---3---3---3---|
G|2-------2-----2-|2---0H2-----0---|2-------2-----2-|2---2---2---2---|
D|2-------2-----2-|2-------0H2-----|0-------0-------|0---0---0---0---|
A|0-------0-------|0---------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| etc.
  ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^

  Morphine                     How  long have I          been lying...

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llPmaNNxll 10 Sep 20, 2004 08:00 PM

Very Good they only thing i would say is that the Am7 be 3
1
2
2
0
0

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llPmaNNxll 10 Sep 20, 2004 08:00 PM

|--3--|
|--1--|
|--2--|
|--2--|
|--X--|
|--X--|

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Sister_Morphine 10 Nov 12, 2004 07:00 PM

I agree the Am7 works much better if it is played
3
1
2
2
0
0
Other than that, this works well for me. I love the song.

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