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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
 <9311112317.AA02161@husc7.harvard.edu>
To: jamesb@animal-farm.nevada.edu
Subject: Righteous by Eric Johnson

"Righteous," written and recorded by Eric Johnson, from his 1990 album
Ah Via Musicom.

Transcribed in 4/4 time, but with a definite blues-shuffle feel.

Note: this is NOT the same as the Feb 1992 transcription by Guitar for the
Practicing Musician. That version - which was used for measure demarcation
and for verification of some of the faster solos - involves some rather
unusual chord positions, and has some different style marks (e.g., bends
or vibratos). This IS how I play it.

The only thing I ask in return for my hours of labor is that you let me know
if you're using the file. Write me at law2@husc.harvard.edu. Enjoy...


Key:
This is typical tab, strings from high to low.
 T = play with thumb
 / = slide up
 \ = slide down
 ^ = bend 	^q = quarter tone	^h = half tone		^F = full tone
	if letter is above the fret #, note is bent THEN picked
 h = hammer
 p = pull-off
 g = grace note - written above note to be 'graced'
 ~ = vibrato

drum fill
-------------|--------------|------------------|----------------|--------------|
-------------|---10-11---10-|-10-11------------|----10-11----10-|-10-11--------|
-------------|---10-10---10-|-10-10------------|----10-10----10-|-10-10--------|
-------------|---10--8---10-|-10--8------------|----10--8----10-|-10--8--------|
-------------|-8--8--8----8-|--8--8----------8-|--8--8--8-----8-|--8--8--------|
-/20-20\--11-|--------------|--------8-11^h----|----------------|-------8-11---|h


------------------|----------------|---------------|-----6---|--6--4--|-------|
------10-11----11-|-10-11----------|-----6--4------|-----4---|--6--4--|--6-4--|
------10-10----10-|-10-10---3------|-----7---------|--3------|--------|--3-3--|
------10--8-----8-|-10--8---3------|-----8--6------|--3--6---|--8--6--|--3-1--|
--8-8--8--8--8--8-|--8--8----------|--------6------|-----6---|--8-----|-------|
------------------|------------4-5-|--6--6-------6-|---------|--------|-------|
			       T T    T  T
							     let ring
-------------|-----------------|------------------|--------|-----------3----3-|
----10-11-10-|-10-11-----------|------10-11----10-|-10-12--|----------------3-|
----10-10-10-|-10-10-----------|------10-10----10-|-10-10--|-/4---------------|
----10--8-10-|-10--8-----------|------10--8----10-|-10--8--|--0---------------|
--8-----8--8-|--8--8---------8-|-8--8--8--8--8--8-|--8--8--|------------------|
-------------|--------8--------|------------------|--------|-/3-----------3---|


--3-----|------|--------------|--------------------|----------------|---------|
--3-----|--9---|-10-----------|-------10-11----10--|-10-11----------|------10-|
--0-----|--8---|-10-----------|-------10-10----10--|-10-10----------|------10-|
--------|--6---|-10-----------|-------10--8----10--|-10--8----------|------10-|
--------|--6---|--8---------8-|--8--8--8--8--8--8--|--8--8--------8-|--8-8--8-|
--3-----|------|-----8-11^h---|--------------------|-------8-11^h---|---------|

	      ~~~~~~~
-----------|---------------|------------------|------------------|------------|
-11----10--|---------------|--11^F---11---10--|-10-11------------|-----10-11--|
-10----10--|--10------13^h-|---------10---10--|-10-10------------|-----10-10--|
--8----10--|---------------|----------8---10--|-10--8------------|-----10--8--|
--8--8--8--|---------------|----------8-8--8--|--8--8---------8--|-8-8--8--8--|
-----------|---------------|------------------|--------8-11^h----|------------|

			     ~~~~~~~~
------11--|-----g---------------|------------|-----------------|--------------|
--/13-----|----13\11--9---------|------11-10-|-10-11-----------|----10-11-----|
----------|--------------10--10-|-(p8)-10-10-|-10-10-----------|----10-10-----|
----------|---------------------|-------8-10-|-10--8-----------|----10--8-----|
----------|---------------------|-------8--8-|--8--8--8------8-|--8--8--8-----|
----------|---------------------|------------|----------11^h---|-----------8--|


-----|------------------|------6----|------6--|--6--4--|--6---------|---------|
--10-|-------4----6-----|------4----|------4--|--6--4--|--6--4------|----10---|
--10-|--3h5---------10--|-----------|--3------|--3--1--|--3--3------|----10---|
--10-|------------------|------6----|--3---6--|--------|--3--1--3---|----10---|
---8-|------------------|------6----|---------|--------|-----1----6-|--8--8---|
-----|------------------|---------6-|---------|--------|------------|---------|

	 ~~~~~~~~
-----------|------13---------------------------------|-----------------|------|
--11--16^F-|---------16p13------16p13----------------|----------11--10-|-10---|
--10-------|---------------15^F-------15p13----------|----------10--10-|-10---|
---8-------|--------------------------------15p13----|-----------8--10-|-10---|
---8-------|--------------------------------------15-|-13--11^h--8---8-|--8---|
-----------|-----------------------------------------|-----------------|------|

			     ~~~~~~   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
-------------|--g------------slight-|-------------------|--------g----11------|
--11-------6-|--8/10--6--8----------|-8------8----------|----9--11/13---------|
--10--5-7----|----------------------|-------------------|-10------------------|
---8---------|---------------5----5-|------5---------10-|---------------------|
---8---------|---------------5----5-|------5------------|---------------------|
-------------|----------------------|-------------------|---------------------|

		 ~~~~~~~	AH~~~~~~~~
---g----|-----------------------15ma-|------------|-----------------|---------|
--13\11-|---9^h----------------------|----11--10--|-10-11-----------|-----10--|
--------|--------10-----10--8---10---|----10--10--|-10-10-----------|-----10--|
--------|----------------------------|-----8--10--|-10--8-----------|-----10--|
--------|----------------------------|-----8---8--|--8--8--8------8-|-8-8--8--|
--------|----------------------------|------------|----------11^h---|---------|

					 ~~~~~		      ~~~~~~~~
-----------|----------------||--------------------|--------------------|------|
--11----10-|----------------||---------8----------|--9--8^h^-----------|------|
--10----10-|----------------||-------8---10----10-|-----------10-------|------|
---8----10-|----------------||--6--8--------------|--------------------|--6---|
---8--8--8-|----------6-8-8-||--------------------|--------------------|------|
-----------|----6--8--------||--------------------|--------------------|------|

					 ~~~~~~
----------------------11-|--8------------------|------------------------------|
------8--------11/13-----|-----11^F^--8--------|-----------------13-16/18\13--|
----8---10(p8)-----------|---------------10----|---g-------13-15--------------|
--8----------------------|---------------------|--12/13-15--------------------|
-------------------------|---------------------|------------------------------|
-------------------------|---------------------|------------------------------|

			       ~~~~~~	 ~~~~~	  AH: 8va
-----------------|--------------------|--11----|--13-----|----------------|---|
------------13p9-|--------------------|--------|---------|----10-11----10-|---|
--15p13----------|--10-10p8----10-----|--12----|---------|----10-10----10-|---|
--------15-------|----------10--------|--------|---------|-10-10--8----10-|---|
-----------------|-----------------13-|--------|---------|--8--8--8--8--8-|---|
-----------------|--------------------|--------|---------|----------------|---|


-------------------|---------------------|------------------||----------------|
--10-11------------|------10--11-----10--|--10-11-----------||----------------|
--10-10------------|------10--10-----10--|--10-10-----------||o---------------|
--10--8------------|------10---8-----10--|--10--8-----------||o----------3----|
---8--8--8-------8-|--8-8--8---8---8--8--|---8--8--/10------||-----1--3-------|
------------11^h---|---------------------|--------------11\-||--1-------------|


--------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
--------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
--------|--3-2-----------|-----------------|--3-2------------|----------------|
--1--3--|------3---1---3-|---------3-3-1-3-|------3---1-1--3-|---------3--1-3-|
--------|--------3-------|-----1-3---------|--------3--------|-----1-3--------|
--------|----------------|--1--------------|-----------------|--1-------------|

	       ______________________________ ______________
		1. heavy effects...	     | 2. 	hold...		 ~~~
--------------|--g-----------|--------------||---------|--------------|-------|
--------------|--3/4\3--1----|--4-----------||---4-----|--------------|--6----|
--3-2---------|--g-----------|--3----------o||---3-----|--------5-7-5-|-------|
------3---1-3-|--5/6\5--3----|--1----------o||---1-----|--------------|-------|
--------3-----|--g-----------|--------------||---------|--------------|-------|
--------------|--3/4\3--1----|---------17\--||---------|--------------|-------|
		 T T T  T

	 g ~~~								~~~
---------7/10-|--------8--|----------------------|----------6-8-6-------------|
------6-------|-----------|--11--9^h--6-6--------|--6--9^h--------9--6--------|
--7-5---------|-----------|-----------------7--5-|----------------------10----|
--------------|-----------|----------------------|----------------------------|
--------------|-----------|----------------------|----------------------------|
--------------|-----------|----------------------|----------------------------|


---------------15h16p15p13----15p13----------|--------------------------------|
---------13-16-------------16-------16p13----|--16p13-------13----------------|
---13h15----------------------------------15-|--------15p13----15p13----------|
---------------------------------------------|-----------------------15p13----|
---------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|

								    slight AH
----------------|------------------------------------|---------g----13--------|
----------------|------------------------------------|--------11/13-----------|
--13------------|------------------------------------|-----10--------------10-|
-----15p13----15p13-------------10-------------------|--10--------------------|
-----------15---|---15p13----------13p11-----------8-|------------------------|
----------------|---------16-13----------13--11--8---|------------------------|


--------11--16\15-------------|--------------------------|--------------------|
-----11------------g----------|--------18-18\16----------|--------14^h-13-----|
--13--------------14/15-------|-----15----------13-------|--------------------|
------------------------13----|--15----------------13----|-----15-------------|
---------------------------13-|-----------------------13-|--13----------------|
------------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------|


---------|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------|
---------|----------------------|-------------------------|---------13--16^h--|
--15^h-13p10----10--13---15--13-|--13--15--13--15--13--15-|--13-15------------|
---------|---10-----------------|--13--15--13--15--13--15-|--13-15------------|
---------|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------|
---------|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------|

					  ~~~~~~~~~~~~
--13--|--13------------------------------------|----------------|-------------|
------|-----16p13------16p13-----------13-16^F-|----------------|----11^h/13--|
------|-----------15^F-------15p13-------------|-------------10-|-12----------|
------|----------------------------15----------|-------10-12----|-------------|
------|----------------------------------------|----------------|-------------|
------|----------------------------------------|----------------|-------------|

			~~~~
---------|-------------15----------------g-----11---g----|--------------|-----|
--15-13--|--15--15h18---------------9---11/13------13\11-|--9-----------|-----|
---------|-----------------------10----------------------|-----10--8-10-|-----|
---------|--------------------10-------------------------|--------------|-----|
---------|-----------------------------------------------|--------------|-----|
---------|-----------------------------------------------|--------------|-----|

				      ~~~~
-----------F---16*----g-------------|-----------------------------13-------|--|
----16^F--16---------13h16p13-------|-----------------------13h16----13h16-|--|
------------------------------15p13-|-----------------10h13----------------|--|
------------------------------------|-15--------10h13----------------------|--|
------------------------------------|-----(11)-----------------------------|--|
------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|--|
	*this note is actually a 5/2 tone bend
	 of B:16, but let's be realistic.
					   ___________________________ ______
		AH	Harmonica solo 	   1.			      | 2.
--13h16-18--20--20-||-----|------|----|----|-----|------|-----|------||--11---|
-------------------||-----|------|----|----|--9--|--H---|-11--|--H---||-------|
-------------------||o--3-|---H--|--5-|--H-|--8--|--O---|-10--|--O--o||--12---|
-------------------||o--3-|---O--|--3-|--O-|--6--|--L---|--8--|--L--o||-------|
-------------------||-----|---L--|----|--L-|-----|-(D)--|-----|-(D)--||-------|
-------------------||---3-|---D--|--5-|--D-|-----|------|-----|------||-------|

       .     .							 ~~~~	   ~~~
--11--10-11-10--8-|--8--6h8p6---4-|-4-3h4p3----|--------------|---------------|
------------------|---------------|----------6-|--6--4--------|--6---------6--|
--12--------------|---------------|------------|--------5h7p5-|-------7--5----|
------------------|---------------|------------|--------------|---------------|
------------------|---------------|------------|--------------|---------------|
------------------|---------------|------------|--------------|---------------|

		   ~~~~~~~	      slippery feel...
-------------6--8--------------|---------------------------------|-------------|
-----6--8^q--------6-----------|------10--11--10/11--13--15^h^15-|-13----------|
--7----------------------------|---------------------------------|-------------|
-------------------------------|--10-----------------------------|-------------|
----------------------------8--|---------------------------------|------15--15-|
-------------------------------|---------------------------------|-------------|

   wah-wah	~~~			 ~~~~
---------------------------|------------------|----------------------|--------|
---------------13----------|-------------13---|--16--15p13-15--------|--------|
---13---15p13--------------|--13--15p13-------|---------------13-----|--------|
---------------------15-15-|------------------|------------------15--|--13----|
---------------------------|------------------|----------------------|--------|
---------------------------|------------------|----------------------|--------|

--------------------------|-----------------------13----13/15---------|-------|
--------------------------|-----------------11-15-------------18-15---|---15--|
--------------------------|--10-12----10-12-------------------------17p15-----|
--12p10----------------12-|--------12---------------------------------|-------|
---------11--8-8/10-13----|-------------------------------------------|-------|
--------------------------|-------------------------------------------|-------|


----------------------------------------|--------------------------13-17------|
----------------------------------------|-----------13-15----13-15------------|
--17-15^q-------------------------------|--------14-------14------------------|
----------17p15-----------------g----10-|--12-15------------------------------|
----------------17p15----------10/12----|-------------------------------------|
----------------------18-15-------------|-------------------------------------|

				     ~~~~		    ~~~	      ~~~
--15--20p17p15-------------------------------|--16--16-16--16--------18-------|
---------------18p15-------------------------|--------------------------------|
---------------------17-14----------------13-|-----(13)-----------15----------|
---------------------------17p15-------------|--------------------------------|
---------------------------------17-15-------|--------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|

	 ~~~~~						       AH~~~~~~
--------16------------------------------|---------13h16h18/20--8va or 15va---||
----------------------------------------|--13h16---------------18------------||
---13-----------------------------13h15-|------------------------------------||
----------------------------13h15-------|------------------------------------||
--------------------6h8-----------------|------------------------------------||
---------------6h8----------------------|------------------------------------||

								     ~~~~~~
-----------------------|----------------------|-------------------|-----------|
------10--11-------10--|--10---11-------------|----10--11-----10--|--16^F-----|
------10--10-------10--|--10---10-------------|----10--10-----10--|-----------|
------10---8-------10--|--10----8-------------|----10---8-----10--|-----------|
---8---8---8-----8--8--|---8----8-----------8-|--8--8---8---8--8--|-----------|
-----------------------|------------8--11^h---|-------------------|-----------|


------------------|------------------|-------------------|--------------------|
------------------|------------------|-------------------|--------------------|
------------------|--3--2------------|-------------------|--3--2--------------|
----------3--1--3-|--------3----1--3-|-----------3-3-1-3-|-------3----1--3----|
-----1--3---------|----------3-------|-----1--3----------|---------3----------|
--1---------------|------------------|--1----------------|--------------------|


------------------|----------------|----------------------------|-------------|
------------------|----------------|------------13--F--13-------|------13--F--|
------------------|--3--2----------|--13--15^F-----15-----15-13-|-15^F----15--|
----------3--1--3-|-------3----1-3-|---------hold++++-----------|----hold++---|
-----1-3----------|---------3------|----------------------------|-------------|
--1---------------|----------------|----------------------------|-------------|


--------------|----------------|----------------|---g---------|-----------|---|
--13----------|----------------|----------------|---3/4/3--1--|--4--------|---|
-----15p13----|----------------|--3-2-----------|---g---------|--3--------|---|
-----------15-|---------3--1-3-|------3----1--3-|---5/6/5--3--|--1--------|---|
--------------|-----1-3--------|--------3-------|---g---------|-----------|---|
--------------|--1-------------|----------------|---3/4/3--1--|-------17\-|---|
						    T T T  T
									 AH
									 8va
-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------|--13--||
-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------|------||
-------------------|--3-2------------|-----------------|-3-2----------|-(10)-||
-----------3---1-3-|------3----1--3--|--------3-3--1-3-|-----3---1--3-|------||
-----1--3----------|--------3--------|----1-3----------|-------3------|------||
--1----------------|-----------------|--1--------------|--------------|------||

That's all folks. I just ask one thing in return: let me know if you use it.
I put so much time into this I would hate for it to go to waste.

keith
law2@husc.harvard.edu (thru 6/94)

"If you don't like the weather in New England, wait a minute." - M. Twain.


            
            
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stratmaster100 10 Jul 25, 2007 09:50 AM

someone should tab out the harmonica solo
Just a thought.

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guitardude2012 238 Dec 06, 2007 04:35 PM

to bad you stole this tab from another site

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CJRocker 150 Jan 16, 2008 06:46 AM

I doubt he stole. A lot of guys simul-post these tabs.

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