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Band: The Rolling Stones
Song: Under My Thumb
Album: Aftermath
Tabber: clark@theoddmenout.com

Guitar 1: Electric Lead
Guitar 2: Acoustic Rhythym

Intro: (Guitar 1 only)

e----9----9-----7---7----5---5----5---5----|
B----10---10----9---9----7---7----7---7----|
G------------------------------------------| x2
D------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------|

Verse 1:

Guitar 1
e--------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------2---4-----2-------------------2---4--0-2--|
A----------------------------------------2/4-------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------|
 "Under my thumb, the girl who once had me down"

e----------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------|
D------------------------2---------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|
 "Under my thumb, the girl who once pushed me around"

Guitar 2
         F#m
Under my thumb,
    E        D
The girl who once had me down
         F#m
Under my thumb,
    E             D
The girl who once pushed me around

Chorus 1:

Guitar 1
e--------------5----5---5--------------------------7---7--|
B--------------5----5---5--------------------------7---7--|
G--------------------------5-/7--x-------------7-8--------|
D------5--5/7--------------5-/7--x------------------------|
A--5/7----------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------|
"It's down to me...      ...the difference in the clothes she wears"

         [Chorus 1 lead ends]

Guitar 2
             A
It's down to me
    D                 Bm
The difference in the clothes she wears
        F#m                E
Down to me, the change has come,
      D        A
She's under my thumb

Break: (Guitar 1 Only)

e--5----5----------------5----5-------------|
B--5----5----------------5----5-------------|
G-------------------------------------------|
D--------------5--5/7-----------------5--7--|
A----------5/7--------------------5/7-------|
E-------------------------------------------|
                  "Ain't it the truth babe?"

Verse 2:

Guitar 1
e-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------2---4----------2-------------------------2--4p2-2--|
A---------------------------------------------------2/4-----------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|
"Under my thumb, the squirmin' dog who's just had her day

e----------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------2-------------------------------|
A----------------2/4---------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|
Under my thumb, a girl who has just changed her ways

Guitar 2
         F#m
Under my thumb
    E                   D
The squirmin' dog who's just had her day
         F#m
Under my thumb
  E            D
A girl who has just changed her ways

Chorus 2:

Guitar 1
e-----------------------------5---5----------------------------7-----7--|
B-----------------------------5---5----------------------------7-----7--|
G------------------------5----6---------------7---7--------7-8---7-8----|
D----------------5--5/7-----7-----------------7---7---------------------|
A------------5/7--------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
"It's down to me...     ...yes it is, the way she does just what she's told"

              [Chorus 2 lead ends]

Guitar 2
             A
It's down to me, yes it is
    D                 Bm
The way she does just what she's told
        F#m                E
Down to me, the change has come
      D        A
She's under my thumb

Break:
e--5-------------------------------------------------5--|
B--5-------------------------------------------------5--|
G-------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------5----5/7----------5----5--5/7----------|
A------------5/7---------------5/7----7-----------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------|
           "Ah, ah, say it's alright"

Verse 3:

Guitar 1
e-------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------2-2-------------------2--4p2----|
A-----------------------------------2/4--------4--|
E-------------------------------------------------|
"Under my thumb, a siamese cat of a girl

e----------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------2------------------------------|
A-----------------------2/4---------4----------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|
"Under my thumb, she's the sweetest, hmmm, pet in the world"

Guitar 2
         F#m
Under my thumb,
   E      D
A siamese cat of a girl
         F#m
Under my thumb,
          E               D
She's the sweetest, hmmm, pet in the world

Chorus 3:

Guitar 1
e---------------------------5---5--------------------------------------|
B---------------------------5---5--------------------------------------|
G---------------------------6---------7---7--------------7-8----7-8----|
D-----------------5--5/7--------------7---7------------------9------9--|
A-------------5/7------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
"It's down to me...            ...the way she talks when she's spoken to"

e------------5----------------------------------------|
B------------7----------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------2------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------|
"Down to me, the change has come, she's under my thumb"

Guitar 2
             A
It's down to me
    D                        Bm
The way she talks when she's spoken to
        F#m                E
Down to me, the change has come,
      D        A
She's under my thumb

Break:
e--5----5------5----5-----------------5---5--|
B--5----5------5----5-----------------5---5--|
G--------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------5---5/7-----------|
A-----------------------(7)------------------|
E--------------------------------------------|
           "Ah, take it easy babe"

Solo: (Guitar 2 plays verse chords with same rhythym)

e-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D------2--2/4-------2-------------------------------------------2--2/4--|
A--2/4----------2/4---2p0-2p0-2--(0)--0-2-0-2/4-2--0--0-2-0-2/4---------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e-------------------------------|
B-------------------------------|
G-------------------------------|
D------2---------------------2--|
A--2/4----/2---0---0-2-0-2/4----|
E-------------------------------|

Chorus 4:

Guitar 1
e---------------5--5------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------5--5------------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------6-x----------5b---------7---7-----------7-8---7-8----|
D----------------------x-/5--5/7-----7-------7---7---------------9-----9--|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
"It's down to me,...  ...oh yeah,....the way she talks when she's spoken to"

                [Chorus 4 lead ends]       

Guitar 2
             A
It's down to me
    D                        Bm
The way she talks when she's spoken to
        F#m                E
Down to me, the change has come,
      D        A
She's under my thumb

Break:
e--5--5------------------------------------|
B--5--5------------------------------------|
G-------6-x--------------------------------|
D---------x-/5---5/7----------5----5--5/7--|
A-------------------------5/7----7---------|
E------------------------------------------|
            "Yeah, it feels alright"

Verse 4:

Guitar 1
e------------------------------------------------------\
B------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------/2-------------------------|
D---------------------2---------2----------------------|
A-----------------(4)-------------4----------/4--2--0--|
E------------------------------------------------------|
"Under my thumb, her eyes are just kept to herself"

e------------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------------------|
G------------------------------------------------------------------|
D------------------2--2/4----2-4p2p0-2-0---------------------------|
A--------------2/4---------------------------------------/4--2--0--|
E--
"Under my thumb,...  ...well I, I can still look at someone else

Guitar 2
         F#m
Under my thumb,
    E             D
Her eyes are just kept to herself
         F#m         E
Under my thumb, well I,
      D
I can still look at someone else

Chorus 5:

Guitar 1
e------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------7b9--7--5--------7---7----------7-8---7-8----|
D-------------------5--5/7------------7------7---7--------------9-----9--|
A---------------5/7------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------------|
"It's down to me,...              ...the way she talks when she's spoken to"

e--------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------2---------------0-------------------|
A----------------0-2-0-2/4---------------------------0---------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------|
"Down to me,...   ...the change has come, she's under my thumb"

Guitar 2:
             A
It's down to me
    D                        Bm
The way she talks when she's spoken to
        F#m                E
Down to me, the change has come,
      D        A
She's under my thumb

Outro:

e--5----5--------------5----5-------------------5---5---------------|
B--5----5--------------5----5-------------------5---5---------------|
G-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------5-----------------5-5/7-5/7----------------5------|
A-------------5/7---------------5/7----------------------5/7-----0--|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e----5---5-------------------|
B----5---5-------------------|
G----------------------------| x6 to fade
D-----------------5-5---5-7--|
A------------5/7------7------|
E----------------------------|


That's it! For suggestions, corrections, and requests, email me:
                        oddmenout4@yahoo.com
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oldergod 10 Aug 26, 2005 08:00 PM

there is no Bm i think, it's just a B.

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AfroThunder242 10 Oct 17, 2006 11:49 AM

Best tab I've seen for one of their best songs! Nicely done!

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Tone_85 10 Feb 04, 2009 11:23 AM

This is the way ALL tabs should be, clear and concise and have both chords and tab.
Excellent format and the tab itself is spot on.
nice one pal

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