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SUMMERTIME (Guitar 2) - Big Brother and the Holding Company, 1966
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Rhythm guitar/countermelody tab

Tabbed by Callalou
aricjohnsen@yahoo.com

Tuning: Standard

Hey! One often neglected thing which makes Summertime truly psychedelic is the duet 
between Sam Andrew and James Gurley, giving the song an interesting texture. So if you have 
a jam buddy, here is James Gurley's countermelody, which plays throughout the song.

If you are looking for the lead guitar in Summertime, see my tab "Summertime (ver 2)".

As always, make sure to slow down your playing and speed up a segment only when you can 
play it comfortably. There are parts where James Gurley's guitar is silent, so I left a 
blank area for those. I will include timecode to avoid confusion.

************************************
LEGEND

pb = Pre-bend; bend to the note and play it, then release to normal position. So pb7r5
means you bend the 5th fret to 7, then you hit the note, then release down to 5 as it is ringing.

b  = Bend to the note indicated eg. 8b10
r  = Release bend to normal position
~  = Vibrato (let note ring for double/triple stops)
h  = Hammer on
/  = slide up
\  = slide down
() = optional note

************************************


Intro

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------(Silent)----------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

0:27
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------5-8-7~---5~--7--5-7---5---|
D|-------------3-5-7-8---------------------8---8-|
A|-------3-5-6-----------------------------------|
E|-3-5-6-----------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-7-5-3-5-7-5-3---------------------------------|
A|---------------6--3-5-6-5~--3-6-3---3----------|
E|----------------------------------6---5--------|


Verse

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------(Silent)----------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

0:52                                    Cm
e|--------------------------------------8---8------|
B|--------------------------------------8---8------|
G|---------------------5-8-7~-----------8---8------|
D|-------------3-5-7-8------------------10--10-----|
A|-------3-5-6--------------------------10--10-----|
E|-3-5-6--------------------------------8---8------|

     Cm           Cm7          Cm           C7
e|---8---8--------8---8--------8---8--------8---8-----|
B|---8---8--------8---8--------8---8--------8---8-----|
G|---8---8--------8---8--------8---8--------9---9-----|
D|---10--10-------8---8--------10--10-------8---8-----|
A|---10--10-------10--10-------10--10-------10--10----|
E|---8------------8---8--------8---8--------8---8-----|


Bridge

     Cm           Cm           Cm7          Bm7   A7
e|---8---8--------8---8--------8---8--------7-----6---|
B|---8---8--------8---8--------8---8--------7-----6---|
G|---8---8--------8---8--------8---8--------7-----7---|
D|---10--10-------10--10-------8---8--------7-----6---|
A|---10--10-------10--10-------10--10-------9-----8---|
E|---8------------8---8--------8---8--------7-----6---|


Verse

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------(Silent)-----------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------5-8-7~---8~------------------|
D|-------------3-5-7-8------------------------------|
A|-------3-5-6--------------------------------------|
E|-3-5-6--------------------------------------------|

1:32
     Gm           G7           G            G7
e|---3---3--------3---3--------3---3--------3---3---|
B|---3---3--------3---3--------3---3--------3---3---|
G|---3---3--------4---4--------4---4--------4---4---|
D|---5---5--------3---3--------5---5--------3---3---|
A|---5---5--------5---5--------5---5--------5---5---|
E|---3---3--------3---3--------3---3--------3---3---|

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------5-7-8-7-5-7-5---5------------|
D|-------------3-5-7-8---------------8---8-7-8-7-5--|
A|-------3-5-6--------------------------------------|
E|-3-5-6--------------------------------------------|


Solo countermelody (distortion)

e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------5-8-7~---5~--7--5-7---5-----------------|
D|-------------3-5-7-8---------------------8---8-7-5-3-5-7-5-3-|
A|-------3-5-6-------------------------------------------------|
E|-3-5-6-------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------3-5-7-8-5-7-8-7-5----------|
A|-6--3-5-6-5-3---------------3-5-6---------------------3-5-6--|
E|--------------6-5-3-1-3-5-6-------------------------6--------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------5-8-7-5--------------------------------------------|
D|--3-5-7-8---------8-----------3----------------------3-5-7-5-|
A|------------------------3-5-6---6-5-3----------3-5-6---------|
E|--------------------5-6---------------6-5-3--6---------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|-3------------------3------------------------------|
A|---6-5-3------3-5-6---6-5-3------------------------|
E|---------5-6----------------6-5-3-1----------------|


Solo (2:19)

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----3-3-3----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-5b7~~~----pb7r5--3--5--3-5-3-5-3-5-3~---5b7~-b7-b7-b7r5-3--5-3-5-3-|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-5-3------------------5b7~--b7b7b7b7r5--3--5--3-5-3-----------------|
D|-----5-3-5-3-5-3h5~---------------------------------5-3-------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------5-3-1-1h3-1-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------3-5b7r5~----------------------------------3-5b7r5~-|
D|-------------3-5------------------------------------3~3~3h5---------|
A|-------1-3-5--------------------------1h3p1-3~1h3p1-----------------|
E|-3-1-3---------------------6b~-3--1-3~------------------------------|


Solo bridge

e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------8--------10--|
G|--------------------------------------8--------10-----|
D|-9~---9~---9~---9~-----8~---8~-----10--------12-------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|


Verse

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------(Silent)----------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------5-8-7~---5~----------------|
D|-------------3-5-7-8----------------------------|
A|-------3-5-6------------------------------------|
E|-3-5-6------------------------------------------|

                                           Cm
e|-----------------------------------------8------|
B|-----------------------------------------8------|
G|------------------(Silent)---------------8------|
D|-----------------------------------------10-----|
A|-----------------------------------------10-----|
E|-----------------------------------------8------|


Bridge

     C7           Cm           Cm7          Bm7   A7
e|---8---8--------8---8--------8---8--------7-----6---|
B|---8---8--------8---8--------8---8--------7-----6---|
G|---9---9--------8---8--------8---8--------7-----7---|
D|---8---8--------10--10-------8---8--------7-----6---|
A|---10--10-------10--10-------10--10-------9-----8---|
E|---8------------8---8--------8---8--------7-----6---|


Verse

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------(Silent)----------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------5-8-7~---8~----------------|
D|-------------3-5-7-8----------------------------|
A|-------3-5-6------------------------------------|
E|-3-5-6------------------------------------------|

    Gm           Gm           G7          (G7)
e|--3---3--------3---3--------3---3-------(3)-(3)--|
B|--3---3--------3---3--------3---3-------(3)-(3)--|
G|--3---3--------4---4--------4---4-------(4)-(4)--|
D|--5---5--------3---3--------3---3-------(3)-(3)--|
A|--5---5--------5---5--------5---5-------(5)-(5)--|
E|--3---3--------3---3--------3---3-------(3)-(3)--|


Outro

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------5-7-8-7-5--------------------------|
D|-------------3-5-7-8-----------8-7-5-3------------------|
A|-------3-5-6---------------------------6-5-3------------|
E|-3-5-6----------------------------------------6--5---3~-|


That's it! peace and love

            
            
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