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Sister Morphine Tab


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From: cscsj@lux.latrobe.edu.au (   Junacko)
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To: jamesb@nevada.edu
Subject: Rolling Stones - Sister Morphine

From: rick@maya.demon.co.uk (Rich Tebb)

Subject: TAB: Sister Morphine (Rolling Stones)

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  |

+--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+


Am7  Am  Am7  Am

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?

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.

        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.

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







  ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^

  C                                 G






E|----------------|----------------|3-------3-------|3---3---3---3---| etc.

  ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^

          Oh you see                            That I'm not     that...

Fill 2

  Am                                Dsus2






E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| etc.

  ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^

  Morphine                     How  long have I          been lying...


black rick

  "Have a good time, _all_ the time"  -   Viv Savage

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cardboard.scene wrote on January 13 2009, 06:02 pm

am7 is 3rd fret on the high e and not the 4th fret. but this tab is pretty well spot on.

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lankles wrote on May 14 2009, 07:17 am

seems write to me

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lankles wrote on May 14 2009, 07:18 am

'right' i mean

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