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WORLD OF PAIN

As recorded by Cream
(From the 1967 Album DISRAELI GEARS)

Words and Music by Gail Collins & Felix Pappalardi

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Eric Clapton - Clean Electric Guitar'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Eric Clapton - Clean Electric Guitar'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Eric Clapton - Electric Guitar w/ distortion'
Gtr IV (E A D G B E) - 'Eric Clapton - Electric Guitar w/ distortion'


   1st - 3rd Verses
    Q=106
    $
    F              A              Dm     Dm/C      G
   4/4
    Gtr I (Clean El. Gtr.)
    Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  E E Q   E E   Q   Q   Q   E E
||--1--1--1--1---|-0--0--0--0---|-1--1---1---1---|-3---3---3---3----|
||o-1--1--1--1---|-2--2--2--2---|-3--3---3---3---|-3---3---3---3----|
||--2--2--2--2---|-2--2--2--2---|-2--2---2---2---|-4---4---4---4----|
||--3--3--3--3---|-2--2--2--2---|-0--0-----------|-5---5---5---5----|
||o-3--3--3--3---|-0--0--0--0---|--------3---3---|-5---5---5---5----|
||--1--1--1--1---|--------------|----------------|-3---3---3---3----|
|
|   Gtr II (Clean El. Gtr. w/ wah)
|   W              W              H      E E E E   E E E E E E E E
||---------------|--------------|--------1-------|-----3---1-1-1-1--|
||o--------------|--------------|----------1-----|---3---3-1-1-1-1--|
||---------------|--------------|--------------2-|-4-------2-2-2-2--|
||---------------|--------------|------------3---|------------------|
||o--------------|--------------|----------------|------------------|
||---------------|--------------|----------------|------------------|


  F              A              Dm     Dm/C     G
  Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  E E Q  E E   Q   Q   Q   E E
|-1--1--1--1---|-0--0--0--0---|-1--1---1--1---|-3---3---3---3----|
|-1--1--1--1---|-2--2--2--2---|-3--3---3--3---|-3---3---3---3----|
|-2--2--2--2---|-2--2--2--2---|-2--2---2--2---|-4---4---4---4----|
|-3--3--3--3---|-2--2--2--2---|-0--0----------|-5---5---5---5----|
|-3--3--3--3---|-0--0--0--0---|--------3--3---|-5---5---5---5----|
|-1--1--1--1---|--------------|---------------|-3---3---3---3----|
|
| W              W              W               E E E E E E E E
|--------------|--------------|---------------|-3----------------|
|--------------|--------------|---------------|---3---------3----|
|--------------|--------------|---------------|-----4-----4------|
|--------------|--------------|---------------|-------5-5--------|
|--------------|--------------|---------------|------------------|
|--------------|--------------|---------------|------------------|


                               Bridge
  B                             D      C#       F#m
  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  E E    Q  E E Q  E E   Q  E E Q  E E
|-------------|--------------||---------------|-2--2---2--2----|
|-4--4--4--4--|-4--4--4--4---||-7--7---6--6---|-2--2---2--2----|
|-4--4--4--4--|-4--4--4--4---||-7--7---6--6---|-2--2---2--2----|
|-4--4--4--4--|-4--4--4--4---||-7--7---6--6---|-4--4---4--4----|
|-2--2--2--2--|-2--2--2--2---||-5--5---4--4---|-4--4---4--4----|
|-------------|--------------||---------------|-2--2---2--2----|


  Bm              E       C#
                 2/4     4/4
  Q  E E Q  E E   Q  Q    Q  Q  Q   Q     E E Q  H
|-2--2---2--2---|-0--0--|---------------|-------------||
|-3--3---3--3---|-0--0--|-6--6--6---6---|-6-----------||
|-4--4---4--4---|-1--1--|-6--6--6---6---|-6-----------||
|-4--4---4--4---|-2--2--|-6--6--6---6---|-6-----------||
|-2--2---2--2---|-2--2--|-4--4--4---4---|-4-----------||
|---------------|-0--0--|---------------|-------------||
|
| Gtr II
| W               W       Q  Q  E E E E   E E Q  H
|---------------|-------|---------------|-------------||
|---------------|-------|-6--6--4-4-4-4-|-6-----------||
|---------------|-------|-6--6--4-4-4-4-|-6-----------||
|---------------|-------|-6--6--4-4-4-4-|-6-----------||
|---------------|-------|---------------|-------------||
|---------------|-------|---------------|-------------||


 Chorus
  A                         D                       A
  E E E E E a E +S  S a E   E E E E E a E +S  S E   E E E E E a E S S E
|-----5-------------------|-----------------------|-----5----------------|
|-----5-------------------|-----7-----------------|-----5----------------|
|-----6-------------5-----|-----7-----------------|-----6-----------5----|
|-----7---------------5h7-|-----7-------------5-7-|-----7---------5---7--|
|-----7-----5h7-(7)-------|-5-5-------5h7-(7)-----|-----7-----5h7--------|
|-5-5---------------------|-----------------------|-5-5------------------|


                         1.
                To Coda
  D                       A                             D
  E E E E E  E S S S S    E E e     E E a E +S  S S S   E E H.
|--------------9--------|-----------------------------|------------||
|-----7-----/8----------|-----5-----------------------|-----7-----o||
|-----7-----/9---9s7-5--|-----5b5.5-------------5-----|-----7------||
|-----7-----------------|-7-7---------------------5h7-|-----7------||
|-5-5-------------------|---------------5h7-(7)-------|-5-5-------o||
|-----------------------|-----------------------------|------------||


  2.
  A                           D
  E E e     E E a E S E   S   E E E E E a E +S  S E
|---------------------------|-----------------------||
|-----5---------------------|-----7-----------------||
|-----5b5.5-----------5h==7-|-----7-----------------||
|-7-7---------------5---5---|-----7-------------5-7-||
|---------------5h7---------|-5-5-------5h7-(7)-----||
|---------------------------|-----------------------||
  H           Q     E   E


 Guitar Solo
  A                                 D
  E E  e E   E  S S  S S     E       E      E   e    E  E    a E  S S      E
|------5--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|------5--------------------------|-------------7-----------------------------------|
|------6--------------------------|-------------7-----------------------------------|
|------7--------7-5--7-5----------|-------------7-------------------5------7--------|
|------7---------------------7----|--5------5----------------5h7--5-----------------|
|-5-5-----------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|
| Gtr III (El. Gtr. w/ dist.)
|      ~~~~~~~~~
|                                                                 |-----3------|
| Q    Q    +Q.              E       q          q       q         E    E       E
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|-----14---(14)-------------12----|-14b17------14b17---14b17-----14---12------14b17-|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|
| Gtr IV (El. Gtr. w/ dist.)
|      ~~~~~~~~~
|                    |----3-----|
| Q    Q    +Q       E    E     E    E     +E   q       Q.                +E
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|-----14---(14)-----12---14----12h|=14b17-(14)-14b17---14b17r============(14)-------|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|


  A
    E     E     e E   E  S    S S S E
|---------------5----------------------|
|---------------5----------------------|
|---------------6----------------------|
|---------------7--------7----5-7-5----|
|---------------7-------------------7--|
|---5-----5----------------------------|
|
|   |---3----|        |--3--|
|  +q        E  Q    +Q     e   Q
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|-(14)------14-12---(12)---14----------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|
|               ~~~~~~~~~
|   |---3----|
|   E   E    E  Q    +H
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--14--12---14-12---(12)---------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|


  D
   E        E      e     E     E    a  E  S S     E
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------7--------------------------------------|
|------------------7--------------------------------------|
|------------------7------------------------5-----7-------|
|--5--------5-----------------------5h=7--5---------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|
|  |-----3-----|   |---3----|             |------3------|
|  E     E     E   E   E    E  S  S    E  E    E        E
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------12---------------------13---------------|
|-------12----14------14---12-12-14---12------14-------12-|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|
|           ~~~~~~~~~~
|  S  S     E     +Q           S  S    E  E       E
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|-12h14p===12----(12)---------12h14p==12-14------14b17----|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|


  A
   E  E          e    E      E  S S  S S E
|----------------5-------------------------|
|----------------5-------------------------|
|----------------6-------------------------|
|----------------7--------------7-5--7-5---|
|----------------7-----------------------7-|
|--5--5------------------------------------|
|
|                |---3---|
|  E  S     +S   E  E    E  +Q       e   E
|------------------------------------------|
|----13b14-(13)-15-13---------------13-----|
|-14--------------------14-(14)------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|
|     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
|  E  Q.                     Q       Q
|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------13-----|
|-14-12---------------------14------14-----|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|


  D
   E     E   e      E     E     a E           S   S     E
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------7-----------------------------------------------|
|------------7-----------------------------------------------|
|------------7------------------------------------5-----7----|
|--5-----5----------------------5h7-----------5--------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|                         |----3-----|        |-----3------|
|  Q         S   S  S  S  E   E      E        E      E     E
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------12-----------------------------------------------|
|---------------14-12----12--14-----12--------------12h===14-|
|---------------------14---------------------14--------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|  ~~    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
|  S  S  E   Q            E.             S   +S   S     E
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|-13-13-13-(13)----------13------------(13)-(13)-13----------|
|-14--------14--------------------------14--(14)-------14----|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|


                                                                                       D.S. al Coda
  A                                                D
   E   E            e  E   E  S S  S  S E            E        E    e      E   E      a E  S  S E
|-------------------5----------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------||
|-------------------5----------------------------|-----------------7-----------------------------------||
|-------------------6----------------------------|-----------------7-----------------------------------||
|-------------------7---------7-5--7--5----------|-----------------7-------------------------5-7-------||
|-------------------7-------------------7--------|---5--------5----------------------5h7--5------------||
|--5---5-----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------||
|
|            ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
|  E.        S     +Q     +Q       E    S  S         S   E      S  Q          S   E.     +E.     S
|---------------------------------------5--------|-----------------------------------------------------||
|------------------------------------------8-----|---5-------------------------------------------------||
|-14--------12----(12)---(12)--------------------|-------7b8----7--5----------7---5------(5)-----5-----||
|------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------||
|------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------||
|------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------||
|
|      |---3----|
|  E   S  S     S   Q     +Q       S  E    S        +E        E    S   E.    +E        E  E    E
|------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------||
|-----13-------13-(13)---(13)-----13------15b17==|=(15)r-----15---13-(13)---(13)\----------------------||
|-14-----14--------14----(14)--------14----------|--------------------14----(14)\--------------5-------||
|------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------||
|------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------||
|------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------||


  &
  A                             D
  E E e     E E a E +S  S S S   E E e E E a E S S S S
|-----------------------------|-----------------------||
|-----5-----------------------|-----7-----------------||
|-----5b5.5-------------5-----|-----7-----------------||
|-7-7---------------------5h7-|-----7---------5-5-7-7-||
|---------------5h7-(7)-------|-5-5-------5h7---------||
|-----------------------------|-----------------------||
|
| Gtr III
| W                             W
|-----------------------------|-----------------------||
|-----------------------------|-----------------------||
|-----------------------------|-----------------------||
|-----------------------------|-----------------------||
|-----------------------------|-----------------------||
|-----------------------------|-----------------------||
|
| Gtr IV
| W                             W
|-----------------------------|-----------------------||
|-----------------------------|-----------------------||
|-----------------------------|-----------------------||
|-----------------------------|-----------------------||
|-----------------------------|-----------------------||
|-----------------------------|-----------------------||


 Outro Guitar Solo
  A
  E E e E  E     S    S  S S    E
|-----5-----------------------------|
|-----5-----------------------------|
|-----6-----------------------------|
|-----7----------7----5--7-5--------|
|-----7-------------------------7---|
|-5-5-------------------------------|
|
|          |---3----|    |---3----|
| H        E   E    E    E    E   E
|-------------12--------12---15-----|
|------------------15---------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|
| Q   E E +Q.                   E
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-------9-(9)-------------------8---|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|


  D
   E  E     e     E         E    a E     S S    E
|---------------------------------------------------|
|-----------7---------------------------------------|
|-----------7---------------------------------------|
|-----------7------------------------------5----7---|
|--5--5--------------------------5h7-----5----------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|
|                           |----3----|  |---3----|
|  e  S  S  S  S  S     +S  E  E      E  E    E   E
|-17-15-12----12------------------------------------|
|----------15----15b17r(15)---13-----15-13---15-----|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|
|                           |----3----|  |---3----|
|  e  S  S  E     E         E  E      E  E    E   E
|---------------------------------------------------|
|-10-----8--------8---------------------------------|
|-----9-----9---------------9s=7------5--7----5---7-|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|


    A
     E     E    e    E    E    S     S S   S    E
|---------------5-------------------------------------|
|---------------5-------------------------------------|
|---------------6-------------------------------------|
|---------------7--------------7-----5-7---5----------|
|---------------7-------------------------------7-----|
|----5-----5------------------------------------------|
|
|    |------3------|      |---------3---------|
|    Q        Q    Q      Q       Q           Q
|------------15----------15------------------15-------|
|---15b17=========15-------------15r------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|
|    ~~~~~~
|               |--3---|               |-----6------|
| a  Q          E  E   E  S. T S     S S S    S S S S
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|---------------8------8h10--8------------------------|
|-7s=9-------------9-----------9s====7-5h7----5---5-7-|
|-----------------------------------------------7-----|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|


  D
   E     E   e    E  E a  E     S  S  E
|------------------------------------------|
|------------7-----------------------------|
|------------7-----------------------------|
|------------7---------------------5--7----|
|--5-----5-------------5h=7-----5----------|
|------------------------------------------|
|
|  |-----3------|
|  Q       Q    Q    E    Q           E
|----------x-------------------------------|
|-15pb16-------15---13---15b17-------15----|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|
| +E     e   Q       E    E     S  S  S  S
|--------5---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------12-------|
|-(7)---------------14---12----14----14-12-|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|


  A
   E     E      e   E              E     S     S  S  S  E
|---------------5------------------------------------------|
|---------------5------------------------------------------|
|---------------6------------------------------------------|
|---------------7------------------------7-----5--7--5-----|
|---------------7---------------------------------------7--|
|--5-----5-------------------------------------------------|
|
|  Q           +E   S        S     E     Q              E
|---------------------------------------12b14--------------|
|-13----------(13)-15-------13----15-------------------15--|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|
|                   |-----3-----|
|  S  S  S  S   E   S     S     S  S  S  S     S  S  S  E
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----12------------12b13-------------12--------------------|
|-14----14-12--14--------14----12-14----14----12-14-12-14--|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|


   E        E        e     E     E     a  E        S     S  E
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------7-------------------------------------------|
|--------------------7-------------------------------------------|
|--------------------7-----------------------------------5--7----|
|--5--------5--------------------------5h=7--------5-------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|  |-----3-----|
|  E     E     E     E     E     E        E     a  E        E
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-13b14-------------------13----15\------------------------------|
|-------14----12----14-------------------------------------12----|
|----------------------------------------------10s14-------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|                    |---3----|
|  E        S     S  E  E     E  S   S    S  S     S     S  S  S
|----------------------12-------------------------------15-------|
|-13-------------13-15-------15-13-------13-15----15b17----15-13-|
|----------14-----------------------14---------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|


    E      E      e  E     E         S   S  S  S  E
|-----------------5-------------------------------------|
|-----------------5-------------------------------------|
|-----------------6-------------------------------------|
|-----------------7------------------7---5--7--5--------|
|-----------------7-------------------------------7-----|
|---5------5--------------------------------------------|
|
|  +E      Q.              E         E      S  E     S
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-(12)------------------------------12------------------|
|---------14--------------11-------(11)----14s12--------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|
|   S   S  S   S  E  S  S  S  S      S   S  S  S  S  S
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|--15---------------13----15-15b17--15--13-------13-----|
|------14-14--14-14----14------------------14-14----14--|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|


  D
   E          E     e     E      E     a  E     S  S  E
|----------------------------------------------------------*|
|-------------------7--------------------------------------*|
|-------------------7--------------------------------------*|
|-------------------7------------------------------5--7----*|
|--5----------5------------------------5h=7-----5----------*|
|----------------------------------------------------------*|
|
|  S      E      S  E     S  S  +E        E     Q
|----------------------------------------------------------*|
|----------------------------------------------------------*|
|---------------------------14-(14)------------12----------*|
|-10h====12-----12s14----14--------------14----------------*|
|----------------------------------------------------------*|
|----------------------------------------------------------*|
|
|  S     +S   S  S  S  S  S  S   S   S    S  S  S  S  S  S
|----------------------------------------------------------*|
|-15b17r(15)-13----15p13----15p=13-------15p13----15p13----*|
|---------------14-------14---------14---------14-------14-*|
|----------------------------------------------------------*|
|----------------------------------------------------------*|
|----------------------------------------------------------*|


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths



Outside my window is a tree.
Outside my window is a tree.
There only for me.
And it stands in the grey of the city,
No time for pity, for the tree or me.

There is a world of pain
In the falling rain
Around me.

Is there a reason for today?
Is there a reason for today?
Do you remember?
I can hear all the cries of the city,
No time for pity for a growing tree.

There is a world of pain
In the falling rain
Around me.

Outside my window is a tree.
Outside my window is a tree.
There only for me.
And it stands in the grey of the city,
No time for pity, for the tree or me.

There is a world of pain
In the falling rain
Around me.

            
            
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