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Sway tab

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Author
The Rolling Stones
Song: Sway
Album: Sticky Fingers
Year: 1971
Guitarists: Mick Jagger, Mick Taylor
Tuning: 5 String Open G (Bottom string removed - GDGBD), Standard


*Open G parts transcribed with only the 5 necessary strings shown*

This is one of my all time favorite Stones songs. It features excellent
guitar by Mick Taylor. Mick Jagger plays on this track. No Keith to be
found. Keep in mind that Jagger has a sloppy playing style, so don't
play everything exactly the same. I can't guarentee every note of the solo's
are correct as some of it is very hard to hear in spots, but there
were no tabs on the web of Sway, so I tried my best! I trust you guys
know the song and where each part goes. Listen to the song
for strumming. The first solo is played with a slide. Taylor played
some notes with the slide and some with his fingers. The second solo
has no slide. Pay attention to recording to hear when to play
Fill 1.

~ grouch593 ~


Open G Guitar:

Fig. 1

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--------------6--6--6--6-----3--3--3--3--3--3-----------------------------|
-7--10--7--5--5--5--5--5--0--3--3--3--3--3--3--0--0--0--------------------|
-7--10--7--5--7--7--7--7--0--3--3--3--3--3--3--0--0--0--------------------|
-7--10--7--5--5--5--5--5--0--3--3--3--3--3--3--0--0--0--------------------|


Fig. 2a

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-10--10-10----5--5-5----3--3--3--3--3--3--0--3--0-------------------------|
-10--10-10-0--5--5-5-0--3--3--3--3--3--3--0--3--0-------------------------|
-10--10-10-0--5--5-5-0--3--3--3--3--3--3--0--3--0-------------------------|


Fig. 3a

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-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--0--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--0---------------------|
-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--0--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--0---------------------|
-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--0--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--0---------------------|


End 1

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-3--0--3--3--3--3--3------------------------------------------------------|
-3--0--3--3--3--3--3------------------------------------------------------|
-3--0--3--3--3--3--3------------------------------------------------------|


Standard Tuning Guitar:

Fig. 2b

1-------6-------3---------3---------------------|
1--5----6-------3---------3---------------------|
x--5-5--x-------x---------5---------------------|
3--5----8-------3--3--3---5---------------------|
3--3----8-------3--3--3---3---------------------|
1-------6-------1--1--1-------------------------|

Fig. 2c

---------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------|
-----5---3-----------------------------------|
-3---5---3-----------------------------------|
-3---3---1-----------------------------------|
-1-------------------------------------------|


Fill 1

-13------------------------------------------------------|
-13------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------|
<-Let Ring->


Fig. 3b

-------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------3/5~--------5----5\3--3~---------|
-----------------------------------3/5-----5-----------------|
-10-----------8---------3------------------------------------|
-10-----------8----------------------------------------------|
-8--------0---6----------------------------------------------|
<-9x->       <-9x--------------------------------------------|

Fig. 3c

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---------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------|
-10----8--8--8-------------------------------------------|
-10----8--8--8-------------------------------------------|
-8-----6--6--6-------------------------------------------|

Solo 1

--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-3-5--5/8--5~---3----3----3/5--5-5-5--5/8--5\3----------3/5~--------------|
-------------------5---5------------------------5p3\1---------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-----13--11--13~---11--11--11--13--13~--------13------------------------------|
-/12--------------------------------------/12----12--10b----------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------10----8--10--8--10--|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

------------------------------------------------9/11----------------------|
--------------------------------13-----13---13-------13--11--13-----------|
----8--10--11--12p10--------/12----12-------------------------------------|
-10-------------------10--------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-----11-------------------------------------------------------------------|
-/12----12--10--8b--------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Fill 2

--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
---5----3------5-----3-----5----------------------------------------------|
-5---5----3------5-----3-----5--------------------------------------------|
-------5-----3------5-----3----5------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Solo 2

--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------11------11/13~---11h13-------|
-/5~--5--8--5h8p5----5h8--8/10--10~---10/12------12-----------------------|
------------------8-------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-13b--13br11------11h13--13p11h13p11-----10--11--11p10------10--10h11--x--|
--------------12----------------------------------------12----------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                            <-9x->


--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-----10-------------------------------------------------------------------|
-12------12p10--12--10--9--10--10p9--10p9---------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------10--10~----8-------8----------|
-----------------------------------------------------------10-----10------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------11---------11----------------------11b--11b~~----------|
-------8-------10b------10b~~------10br8-------10--8-----------------------|
-8h10-----10------------------------------10-------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-11--8h11p8------8------------------------------11b--11b~~--11b-11--8------|
-------------10----10br8------10--8b--------9------------------------------|
--------------------------10------------10---------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------11------------------------------------------------|
-10br8------8-------10b------10b--8~-------------------------8/10----------|
--------10-----10---------------------10p8-------------8h10----------------|
--------------------------------------------10---8h10----------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

-8--11--11b--11--8h11p8-----------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------11-11--11b--11--8h11p8------8--------8--8---11b----|
-------------------------------------------------10------10b----------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

-8--10p8------8-------------------------------------------------------------|
----------11------11--8-----------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------10br8------8--10br---10br8------8b~~--10-----8b---|
---------------------------------10-------------------10-----------10-------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

-----------------------8--------8-------------------------------------------|
--------------------8----11b~~-----11--8h11p8-------8---11br----------------|
----------------10b------------------------------10-------------------------|
-10--8--10--8---------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

-8--8b--8br--6-----8---11--8h11p8------8--11b--11--8h11p8-------------------|
----------------8------------------11----------------------11---------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
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-8---11p8----------8--8--8h11p8h11p8--11p8----------------------------------|
----------11-------------------------------11---13--16--18b--18~~~~~--18b---|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
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   < - 9x - >

----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-18----16b-13--11----13~~---13--16b--13-11----------------------------------|
------------------12-----------------------10b--------12p10-----8--10/12----|
-----------------------------------------------10------------10-------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

-----------------------------11---------------------------------------------|
-11~~----8--------------11b-----11b--11--8h11p8-----------------------------|
------------11--10--8---------------------------10--10--10--10--10/12--12---|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
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----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-12--12/15--12--15--12h15p12------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------15--14-15-14----------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------15~------------------------------|
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shotbybothsides 10 Feb 09, 2006 04:41 AM

good but ure missing a string on some of the bits so im guessin thats e. great tab

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AfroThunder242 10 Oct 20, 2006 11:01 AM

no you don't play the bottom string at all. Didn't he make that clear??

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I am the Drake 100 Apr 01, 2008 12:05 PM

This is a pretty good tab. I haven't tried the solo yet because I don't play lead that much in my band. I'll give it a try later though. I love playing in open G. It's like playing a completely different instrument.

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