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Just Dropped In 
by Kenny Rogers

[Notes: the guitars are so distorted it's hard to tell, but the chord
notated as Am7 might actually be A7#9 (54555x) - try both and see
which you think sounds more like the record.  The bass is definitely
tuned below concert pitch (see the second break), and I suspect that
the distorted rhythm guitar is as well - try tuning to DGCFAD and
playing in Em/Fm/F#m.  -- AWR]

(backwards guitar over B minor pentatonic scale; end on D note)

Dm [N.C.]
Yeah   yeah   oh, yeah
What condition my condition was in

[Verse 1]
   (Dm)                          G/D               Dm
I woke up this morning with the sundown   shining in
                                         Am7  [5x555x]
I found my mind in a brown paper bag   within
    Dm                            F
I tripped on a cloud and fell a-eight miles high
I tore my mind  on a jagged sky
   Dm                  Am7                      Dm
I just dropped in   to see what condition my condition was in

(repeat chorus)

bass (doubled w/vibes; fuzz guitar plays chords where indicated):
   C                 Ab          Bbm                        (Ebm)
       v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v     v

[Verse 2]
(key change to Ebm)
   Ebm                 Ab/Eb                     Ebm
I pushed my soul  in a deep dark hole and then I followed it in
I watched myself crawlin' out as I was crawlin' in
   Ebm              Gb
I got up so tight, I couldn't unwind
I saw so much, I broke my mind
   Ebm                Bbm7                      Ebm
I just dropped in   to see what condition my condition was in

Ebm                Db                Gb [5/4]
 / / / /  / / / /  / / / /  / / / /  / / / / /   x2
 / / / /  / / / /

(repeat chorus in Ebm)
Ebm [N.C.]
Yeah   yeah   oh, yeah
What condition my condition was in

[Instrumental break 2]
(bass doubled w/vibes; fuzz guitar plays chords where indicated)
(Note: this starts in a lower octave than the first time,
and goes down to a low Eb - detune the low E as indicated,
play it on one of them newfangled 5-strings, or shift it
up an octave.)

        v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v     v
G |---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---|
D |---|-----------------|-----------0-----|-0-----0-----0-1-|-2-|
A |-4-|---1-----------0-|-------4-2-----2-|-----2-----2-----|---|

[Verse 3]
(key change to Em)
   Em                 A/E                              Em
Someone painted "April Fool" in big black letters on a dead-end sign
I've had my foot on the gas since I left the road and blew out my mind
      Em                         G
Eight miles out of Memphis and I got no spare
Eight miles straight up downtown somewhere
   Em                  Bm7                       Em
I just dropped in   to see what condition my condition was in
           Em                Bm7                       Em
I said, I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in

Em [N.C.]
Yeah   yeah      oh, yeah-eh  (slow down; voices through Leslie) 
Em (single chord w/fuzz and tremolo)
bass (doubled w/vibes; free tempo):


Em (feedback, organ, and fuzz guitar; fade out, in, out, in, out)

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niuguitarman 157 Mar 06, 2007 09:30 PM

i know this song is a pain in the ass to try and work with, but... i'm pretty sure that it's a G7 instead of just a G/D and an A7 instead of Am7... and you would make the subsequent changes along with the key changes. other than that--i got the same thing. good job.

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Skadettle 334 Jun 30, 2008 08:18 PM

I actually think the G/D is a Gm (I think the harmonic device is called a 'blues IV'). It sounds the most correct to me.

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roni007 10 May 24, 2013 09:01 AM

How do i play backwards guitar on a b minor pentatonic scale & end on a d note?

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