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I Should Have Known It Tab

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D A D G B E
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                             I Should Have Known It - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
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Tabbed by: Jon Capus
Email: j.capus@hotmail.com

Tuning: Drop D

  Intro/Verse Riff
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------3p0---------------------0~--|
D|-----------------3-----------------------3-------|
A|-1b-3-1b-3-----1---1------1b-3-1b-3----1---1-----|
E|-----------5~-----------------------5~-----------|

  Alternate Verse Riff
e|-/7-7-7-7-6-6-5-5--------------------|
B|-/7-7-7-7-6-6-5-5---x-x-17\----------|
G|-/7-7-7-7-6-6-5-5---x-x-15\----------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

  Prechorus
e|-2~~----2~~--------------------------------------------------|
B|-3~~----3~~--------------------------------------------------|
G|-2~~----2~~-----------5---------------3p0--------------------|Listen to the song for the timing,
D|-0~~----0~~-----3-5---3-5---3-5-----------3-3p0--------------| as later on the chords are used
A|-0~~----0~~-----1-3-----3---1-3-----------------3-1--1b-3----|  a few times
E|-0~~----0~~-----------------------------------------------5--|extra; same goes for the fill
 as well.

    e|--------------|
    B|-/7~~---/7~~--| It sounds like this is played with the D chords
    G|-/7~~---/7~~--| but I may be wrong.
    D|--------------|

  Main Riff Variation (For Slide Solo)
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|---------------------3p0------|
A|-------------------------3p0--|
E|-3b-5-3b-5-0~--3h4h5----------|


  Outro Chords
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|------------5-5-5-3-5------|
D|-5--3--5----5-5-5-3-5------|
A|-5--3--5----3-3-3-1-3------|
E|-5--3--5-------------------|

I can't be bothered to figure out the solos, but this is fairly accurate and should
help anyone that wants to play this awesome song! ...Or help someone transcribe the solos.


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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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millsie420 wrote on July 29 2010, 05:21 pm

Hey man I think you got all the notes right, but have you tried playing it by tuning your guitar down one whole step? I think it is a bit easier.

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phcollins007 wrote on April 22 2014, 06:10 pm

Agreed i watched a video were they were going through Mike Campbell's guitars and his tech did indeed say its down a step.

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