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The Ballad Of John Henry tab

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Hi guys, this is my first tab I've posted so I hope it gets accepted. Some other guy has
posted a guitar pro tab of this song which is correct as well. My version is simply
way of playing it, but in standard tuning (with bass string dropped to B). So I would 
it if no one has a go at me for no apparent reason okay, its only a guitar tab guys.
So yeah I hope this helps, took me about an hour to work it out.

PLEASE NOTE: The solo is not tabbed here so no one have a go at me for that either, it
my first tab remember.

Tuning: standard


(Guitar 1 - Electric)


[Intro]

                     D5                        E5
e|-----|------------------------------------------|
B|-----|--------------3----------------------3--5-|
G|-----|--------------2----------------------2--4-|   Repeat x6
D|-----|--------------0----------------------0--2-|
A|-----|-----2-0-2----0--2-0-2~---2-0-2~-0---0--2-|
E|-/5--|---0-------0------------0---------0-------|

(Guitar 2 - Acoustic: slid notes are with a metal slider)


[Verse]

Best finger picked

e|----------------------|           |------|
B|---3-------3-------3--|           |------|
G|-----4-------4-------4| repeat x3 |--2/4-| Slide slowly, listen out for
D|----------------------|           |------| whenever Joe slides this note.
A|-2-----2-------2------|           |------|
E|----------------------|           |------|

(Guitar 1 - Electric)


[Chorus]

e|------------------------------------------|
B|--------------3----------------------3--5-|
G|--------------2----------------------2--4-|   Play until chorus finishes.
D|--------------0----------------------0--2-|
A|-----2-0-2----0--2-0-2~---2-0-2~-0---0--2-|
E|---0-------0------------0---------0-------|


[Bridge]

(Guitar 1 - Electric)
  F#5
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-11-11-11-11-11-11--12---11/12-11--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-| repeat x5
D|-11-11-11-11-11-11--12---11/12-11--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
A|--9--9--9--9--9--9--10----9/10--9--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

                   Metal Slider
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------| Then there's
D|------------------------------------------------------------| the solo.
A|------------------10/12~-2*----------------10/12------------|
E|-/0---------x-x-x-----------0-0-0-0-0-0--x--------x-x-x-x-x-|


[Outro]

 (Guitar 1 - Electric)
e|------|
B|------|
G|------| Repeat.
D|------|
A|--0---|
E|---3b-|

Thx any questions msg me or email me - smokinjoerules@live.co.uk



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| x  Dead note
| b  Bend
| /  Slide up
| ~  Vibrato
| x - Muted note
| / - Slide
| * - Pinch Harmonic

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angusrokks 60 Apr 01, 2009 02:11 AM

Actually guys sorry i made a mistake. The very first note in the tab is infact the 3rd fret and not the 5th, or u could play it on the 5th fret of the A string if ya wanted i suppose. Anyway plz rate and comment this tab, its just a rough guide tab anyway.

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smokinjoerules 10 Apr 04, 2009 02:08 PM

Yer dude this is pretty much correct if i use my brain a bit, the notes r right, obv apart from the 1 u pointed out, and i aint bothered bout the solo not being there it is a slide solo after all, i find them quite tricky.

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gmentel25 10 May 28, 2010 01:30 PM

In the studio video of this song on you tube, Joe actually plays the intro in the 5th position. Just, saying that is how I learned. But I couldn't nail that first note either. lol. That's why I came here. Thanks.

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