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                     FINGERPRINT FILE - The Rolling Stones
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Tabbed by: sugapablo
Album: It's Only Rock n Roll

Tuning: Standard

Note:
For the guitar effect used, I get something close with a slow phaser and wah pedal.



[PART 1]
 Variations on Cm with hammers from the "Bb area": 
 (s3, s4, & s5 are staccato notes)

e|------------------x--3---------------------x-s3-x----------|
B|------------------x--4---------------------x-s4-x----------|
G|-------------3h5--x--5-------5-------3h5---x-s5-x----------|
D|-------------3h5--x----------5-------3h5---x-x--x----------|
A|-------------3----x----------3-------3-----x-x--x----------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
   Fingerprint file        you get me  down 
       Keep me running         know my way around 




[PART 2]
 Change in verses goes up to F7 and then back to PART 1:

e|---------5-----------------------------|
B|---------4-----------------------------|
G|---------5-----------------------------|
D|---------3-----------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|
   Know my moves, way ahead of time




[PART 3]
 G -> F#

e|-------------3-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------3-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------4-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------5-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------5-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------3-----------------------------------------------------|
   And there's some little jerk in the FBI 

e|-2-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-2-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-3-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-4-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-4-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-2-----------------------------------------------------------------|
   Keepin' papers on me six feet high     It gets me down, it gets me (back to PART 1 for "down").





At around 2:33 on the album version there is a breakdown/jam led by the bass.

[BASS]
 Main bass line:

G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-----------1-------------------------------|
A|-----1---3---3-1----------1---3--1h3-3-----|
E|-1-3---3---------3----1-3---3--------------|


There are a lot of gratuitous uses of wah with a crisp high chord that's simply:

                                   - / -   ( - = wah pushed forward, / = wah rocked back )
e|---------------------------------8-8-8-----|
B|---------------------------------8-8-8-----|
G|---------------------------------8-8-8-----|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|







            
            
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Moutardentube 815 Feb 22, 2010 10:08 AM

I don't understand the rhythm pattern written for the part 1, anyway it is clearly audible at the beginning of the song.
But the song is constructed around Cm7, not Cm: the guitar plays this chord :
E|-3-|
B|-4-|
G|-3-|
D|-5-|
A|-3-|
E|---|
Also it alternates with a distinct Bb bar.

F7 is right for the part 2 though the guitar still plays on the Bb aera as you call it.

Then the chords are also good for the chorus but you shouldn't play higher notes.

For the bassline I would say that the bar-ending lick is actually :
G|-------|
D|-------|
A|-1h2-3-|
E|-------|
I won't list all the other licks since it's not a bass tab.

Finally I'd add that the slow phaser and the wah are the way to go for rhythm and lead guitars respectively. Just switch to this for wah on the part 2:
E|-11-|
B|-13-|
G|-12-|
D|----|
A|----|
E|----|

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