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THE SINGER NOT THE SONG

As recorded by The Rolling Stones
(From the 1965 Album DECEMBER'S CHILDREN (AND EVERYBODY'S) )

Words and Music by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Keith Richards - Electric Guitar'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Brian Jones - Electric Guitar'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Keith Richards - Acoustic 12-string Guitar'
Gtr IV (E A D G B E) - 'Brian Jones - Acoustic Guitar'

 Intro
  Q=110
  B                    G#m                  B
 4/4
  Gtr I (Clean El. Gtr.)
  E Q     E +E E E E   E  E E E +E  E E E   E E  E  E E E E E
|--------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
|---4-----5-(5)4-----|------4-5-(5)-4-----|------4--5-5s4-2---|
|----------------6-6-|----4-----------4---|---4-------------4-|
|--------------------|-6----------------6-|-4-----------------|
|-4------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
|
| Gtr II (Clean El. Gtr.)
| E E +E  E  E E Q     W                    E E +E  E E E Q
|---7-(7)-7--7S9-9---|--------------------|---7-(7)-7-7S9-9---|
|-7------------------|--------------------|-7-----------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
|
| Gtr III (Ac. 12-string Gtr.)
| W                    Q.     E  E  E E E   W
|--------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-----------5--4-----|-------------------|
|--------------------|-6------6-------4---|-------------------|
|-4------------------|------------------6-|-4-----------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|-------------------|


                     1st Verse
  G#m                 B                  G#m
  E  E E E E E E E    Q  Q    E  E E E   E E E E E   Q.
|------------------||----2-------------|------------------------|
|------4-5-5s4-----||----4-------------|---------5---4----------|
|----4---------4---||----4-------------|-------4----------------|
|-6--------------6-||-6--4-------------|-----6------------------|
|------------------||----2----2--4-2-1-|---6--------------------|
|------------------||------------------|-4----------------------|
|
|                  Gtrs II, IV (El. & Ac. Gtr.)
|                                                       |-3-|
| W                   Q  E E +E  E E E   E E E E S S E  S S S E
|------------------||------------------|-------4----------------|
|------------------||----4-4-(4)-------|-----4------------------|
|------------------||----4-4-(4)-6-4-3-|---4-----6-8----6h8p6---|
|------------------||----4-4-(4)-------|-6-----------6--------6-|
|------------------||-2----------------|------------------------|
|------------------||------------------|------------------------|
|
| Q.     E E E E E    W                  W
|------------------||------------------|------------------------|
|----------5-4-----||------------------|------------------------|
|-6------6-----4---||------------------|------------------------|
|----------------6-||------------------|------------------------|
|------------------||------------------|------------------------|
|------------------||------------------|------------------------|


  B      F#/A#     G#m     C#        F#      B        B7
                                                     2/4
  Q  Q   E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q    E E E E
|----------------|---4-4-----------|-----2----------|-5-5-4-2-||
|----------------|-----------------|---2---------4--|---------||
|----------------|-------------6---|-----------4----|---------||
|----------------|-----------6-----|----------------|---------||
|-2------1-----1-|---------4-----4-|---------2------|---------||
|----------2-4---|-4-----4---------|-2-----2--------|---------||
|
| Q  E E E E Q     E E E E E E Q     E Q   E Q   Q    Q   Q
|----------------|-----4-4---------|-2-2------------|---------||
|----4-----2-----|-------4-----6---|-2-2---2-4---4--|-4---4---||
|------4-3---3---|---4---------6---|-3-3---------4--|-2---2---||
|----------------|-6---------6-----|-------------4--|-4---4---||
|-2--------------|---------4-------|----------------|---------||
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|---------||


 Chorus
  E               F#                 B      F#/A#    G#m
 4/4
  Q  Q  E E E E   E E E E E E  E E   Q  E E Q  E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------4---|---------4-2------|---------------|------------------|
|---------5-----|-------2------4---|---------------|-----4------------|
|---------------|-----3------------|---------------|-------4---4---4--|
|---------------|---4--------------|---------------|---6-----6---4----|
|---------------|----------------4-|-2----2-1----1-|------------------|
|-0-----4-----4-|-2----------------|---------------|-4----------------|
|
| Q  Q  E E Q     Q   Q   E Q.       Q  E E Q  E E   Q   Q   H
|----4----4-4---|-----2---2-2------|---------------|------------------|
|----5----5-5---|-----2---2-2------|----4------2---|-----4------------|
|----4----4-4---|-----3---3-3------|----4------3---|-----4------------|
|-2-------------|-4----------------|----6------4---|-----6------------|
|---------------|------------------|-2----2-4------|-----6------------|
|---------------|------------------|-------------6-|-4----------------|


  E       F#         E       F#         B                G#m
  Q.    E Q.     E   Q.    E Q.     E   Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|------------------|------------------|----------------|-----------------||
|------------------|------------------|------5-5-4-----|-----4-5-5p4-4---||
|------------------|------------------|------------6-3-|---4-----------6-||
|-2-----2----------|-2-----2----------|----------------|-6---------------||
|------------------|------------------|-2--------------|-----------------||
|---------2------2-|---------2------2-|----------------|-----------------||
|
| Q   Q   Q    Q     Q   Q   Q    Q     Q  E E E E E E   E E Q   Q   Q
|------------------|------------------|----------------|---4-4-------4---||
|-----9-------11---|-----9-------11---|----4-4---------|---4-4-------4---||
|-----9-------11---|-----9-------11---|----4-4---------|---4-4-------4---||
|-----9-------11---|-----9-------11---|----4-4---------|-----------------||
|-7-------9--------|-7-------9--------|-2------2-1-2---|-----------------||
|------------------|------------------|--------------2-|-4---------------||


 2nd Verse
  B                 G#m               B      F#/A#
  Q  E E Q.     E   E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|----4------------|---------4-------|----------------|
|----4------------|-------4---4-----|----------------|
|----4------------|-----6-------6---|----------------|
|-2----2-1------1-|---6-----------6-|-2----2-1-----1-|
|-----------------|-4---------------|----------2-4---|
|
| Q  Q   E  E E E   E E E E E E Q     Q  Q   E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-4--4------2---2-|-------4-4-------|----4-----2---2-|
|-4--4---4----4---|-----4-----4-----|-4--4---4---4---|
|-4--4------------|-6-6---------6---|----4-----------|
|-2--2------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|


  G#m    C#      F#               B7
                                 2/4
  Q  E E Q  Q    Q  E E E E E E   Q  Q
|--------------|----------------|-5-----||
|-----------6--|--------------4-|-------||
|-----------6--|------------4---|-------||
|-----------6--|----------4-----|-------||
|-6------4--4--|------1-2-------|-------||
|-4--4-4-------|-2--2-----------|-------||
|
| Q  Q   Q  Q    Q  Q   E E Q     H
|-4--4---------|-2--2-----------|-2-----||
|-4--4---6--6--|-2--2-------4---|-4-----||
|-4--4---6--6--|-3--3-------4---|-2-----||
|-6--6---6--6--|-4--4-----4-----|-4-----||
|--------4--4--|--------2-------|-2-----||
|--------------|----------------|-------||


 Chorus
  E               F#                        B     F#/A#     G#m
 4/4
  Q  Q  E  Q  E    Q   S S  S S  E  E E E   Q  Q  E E E E   Q  E E E E  S S E
|---------------|------2-2--2-2--2--2-----|---------------|-------------------|
|----9-----9----|------2-2--2-2--2--2-----|---------2-4---|-------------------|
|----9-----9----|------3-3--3-3--3--3-----|-------------3-|------4---4--------|
|----9-----9----|-------------------------|-------4-------|-6--6---6----6p4---|
|-7--7-----7----|-----------------------1-|-2-------------|-----------------6-|
|-------------0-|--2----------------------|---------------|-------------------|
|
| Q  Q  Q.    E    Q   E    E    E  E E E   Q  Q  Q   Q     Q  E E E Q.
|---------------|-------------------------|---------------|----4-4-4-4--------|
|-9-----9-------|-11--11---11---11-11-----|----4------2---|----4-4-4-4--------|
|-9-----9-------|-11--11---11---11-11-----|----4------3---|----4-4-4-4--------|
|-9-----9-------|-11--11---11---11-11-----|----4------4---|-------------------|
|-7-----7-------|--9---9----9----9--9---1-|-2-----1-------|-------------------|
|---------------|-------------------------|---------------|-4-----------------|


  E     F#           E       F#
  Q  Q  Q   S S  E   Q   Q    Q     Q
|----0------4p2----|-0---0----2-----2----|
|----0-----------2-|-0---0----2-----2----|
|----1-------------|-1---1----3-----3----|
|-2--2-------------|-2---2----4-----4----|
|-------4----------|---------------------|
|------------------|---------------------|
|
| Q  Q  Q   E    E   E E E E  E  E  E  E
|------------------|---------------------|
|----9-----11---11-|-9-9-9-9-11-11-11-11-|
|----9-----11---11-|-9-9-9-9-11-11-11-11-|
|----9-----11---11-|-9-9-9-9-11-11-11-11-|
|-7--7--9---9----9-|-7-7-7-7--9--9--9--9-|
|------------------|---------------------|


  B               G#m
  Q  Q  E E E E   Q  S S S S E E E E
|---------------|----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----||
|----4--4-------|----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----||
|----4--4-------|----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----||
|----4--4-------|----------------------||
|-2--2--2---2-1-|------------------1---||
|---------2-----|-4--------------------||
|
| Q  Q  E E E E   Q  S S S S E E E E
|---------------|----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----||
|----4--4-------|----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----||
|----4--4-------|----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----||
|----4--4-------|----------------------||
|-2--2--2---2-1-|------------------1---||
|---------2-----|-4--------------------||


 Guitar Solo
  B        F#        G#m                    B                G#m     C#
  Gtrs II, IV
  Q    E E E Q   E   Q    E E S S E E   E   Q  E E E Q   E   E E Q   Q.   E
|------------------|------4-------4-2---4-|----------------|------------------|
|------4-4-4-------|------4---2h4---------|----4-4-4-4-----|-----4---6--------|
|------4-4-4-6---3-|------4-4-------------|----4-4-4-4---3-|---4-----6--------|
|------4-4-4-------|-6--------------------|----4-4-4-4-----|-6-------6--------|
|-2----------------|----------------------|-2--------------|---------4--------|
|------------------|----------------------|----------------|------------------|
|
| Gtr III
| Q  a E E E E E E   E Q.     S S E S S E   Q  E E E E E E   E E E E Q.   E
|------------------|----------------------|----------------|------------------|
|------------------|----------------------|----------------|---------6--------|
|------------------|--------------4-6p4---|----------------|---------6--------|
|------------------|-4--------4h6-------4-|----------------|---------6--------|
|-2--5h6-6-4-2-4-6-|---6------------------|-2--6---4-2-4-6-|-----4-4----------|
|------------------|----------------------|----------------|-4-4----------4---|


  F#          B     B7       E                     F#
                   2/4      4/4
  E E Q   Q   Q     Q.   E   Q     Q     E Q   E   Q   E E E E E E
|---2-2-----------|-2----2-|---------------------|-----2---------2-|
|---2-2---4---4---|-4----4-|-------0-------0---0-|-----2---------2-|
|---3-3---4---4---|-2----2-|-------1-------1---1-|-----3-4-4-3-4-3-|
|---4-4---4---4---|-4----4-|-2-----2-----2-2---2-|-4---4---------4-|
|-----------------|-2----2-|---------------------|-----------------|
|-2---------------|--------|---------------------|-----------------|
|
| Q   E E E E E E   Q.   E   E E a E E a E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-5----5-|-----2h4-0-2h4-0-2-4-|-----2-4-4-2-2---|
|-------------4---|--------|---0-----------------|---2-------------|
|---------------4-|--------|---------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|--------|-2-------------------|-----------------|
|-----4-4-2-4-----|--------|---------------------|---------------4-|
|-2---------------|--------|---------------------|-----------------|


  B           F#    G#m                 E        F#
  Q  E E E  E E E   E E E E +H          Q.     E  Q.      E
|-----------------|-------------------|---------------------|
|----4--------2---|-----4-4-(4)-------|-9------9-11------11-|
|----4------3-----|---4---------------|-9------9-11------11-|
|----4------------|-6-----------------|-9------9-11------11-|
|-2----2-1------1-|-------------------|-7------7--9-------9-|
|-----------------|-------------------|---------------------|
|
| Q  Q   E  Q   E   E E E E +E  Q   E   E  E E E  E  E E  E
|-----------------|-------------------|------2-4-------4--2-|
|----4------2---2-|-----4-4-(4)-4---4-|--------------2------|
|----4------------|-------------------|----4----------------|
|----4------------|---6------6----4---|-2---------4---------|
|-2------1------1-|-------------------|---------------------|
|-----------------|-4-----------------|---------------------|
  H      Q.     E   H        Q    Q


  E        F#           B                 G#m
  Q.     E  Q.      E   Q  E E E Q.       E E E E E Q   E
|---------------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-9------9-11------11-|----4-4-4-4------|-----4-5-5p4-----||
|-9------9-11------11-|----4-4-4-4------|---4-------------||
|-9------9-11------11-|----4-4-4-4------|-6---------------||
|-7------7--9-------9-|-2---------------|---------------1-||
|---------------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|
| E  E E E  E  E E  E   Q  Q   E E  E E   E E Q   E E E E
|------2-4-------4--2-|-----------------|-----------------||
|--------------2------|----4---5-4------|-----4---5-4-----||
|----4----------------|-------------4---|-------------4---||
|-2---------4---------|-4-------------6-|---6-----------2-||
|---------------------|-2---------------|-----------------||
|---------------------|-----------------|-4---------------||
                        H      E E  E E


 3rd Verse
  B                  G#m               B
  Gtr I
  Q  E E  E  E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E
|------------------|---------4-------|----------------|
|----4---------2---|-------4---4-----|----------------|
|----4-------3-----|-----4-------4-3-|----------------|
|----4-------------|---6-------------|----------------|
|-2----2--1------1-|-----------------|-2----2-1-----1-|
|------------------|-4---------------|----------2-4---|
|
| Gtrs II, IV
| Q  Q   +E  E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q  Q   E Q   E
|------------------|---------4-------|----------------|
|----4---(4)---4---|-------4---4-----|----4-----------|
|----4---(4)-4---4-|-----4-------4-3-|-4--4---4-6---6-|
|----4---(4)-------|-6-6-------------|----4-----------|
|-2--2---(2)-------|-----------------|----------------|
|------------------|-----------------|----------------|


  G#m     C#        F# B/F#         B7
                                   2/4
  Q   E E E E E E   Q  E E E E Q    Q   E E
|-----------------|-2--7----------|-5-----5-||
|-----4-----------|-2--7-------7--|---------||
|-----4-------6---|-3--8-------8--|---------||
|-----6-----6-----|-4-------------|---------||
|-----6-2-4-------|----9-9---9----|---------||
|-4-------------0-|-2------7------|---------||
|
| Q.    E Q   Q     Q  Q   Q   Q    Q.    E
|-----------------|-2--2----------|-2-----2-||
|-4-----4-6-------|-2--2-------4--|-4-----4-||
|-4-------6-------|-3--3-------4--|-2-----2-||
|-6-------6-------|-4--4-------4--|-4-----4-||
|-----------------|---------------|-2-----2-||
|-----------------|---------------|---------||


 Out-Chorus
  E                   F#                B      F#        G#m
 4/4
  E E E E  E  Q   E   E E E E E  Q  E   Q  E E E Q   E   Q  Q  E E E E
|-------------------|-----2-4-2-------|----------------|----------------|
|-----9-------9-----|-----2------2----|----4-----4-----|----4-----------|
|---9---9-----9-----|---3-------------|----4---6-------|----4----4---4--|
|-9-----------9-----|-----------------|----4-----------|----6--6---4----|
|-------------------|---------------1-|-2----2-------2-|----6-----------|
|-----------------0-|-2---------------|--------6-------|-4--------------|
|
| E E E E +Q    Q     Q   E E Q.    E   Q  Q   E E E E   Q  Q  Q   E E
|-0-0-0-0-(0)---0---|-----2-2-2-----2-|----------------|----------------|
|-0-0-0-0-(0)---0---|-----2-2-2-----2-|-4--4-----4-----|----4--4---4-4--|
|-1-1-1-1-(1)---1---|-----3-3-3-----3-|-4--4---6---6-3-|----4--4---4-4--|
|-2-2-2-2-(2)---2---|-4---4-4-4-----4-|-4--4-----------|-6--6--6---6-6--|
|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|----------------|


  E       F#         E       F#         B                G#m
  E E E E E E  E E   E E E E E E  E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  Q    E E E E
|-----0--------2---|---0-------2------|----------------|-----------------|
|-----0--------2---|-----0-----2------|----4-4-4-------|----4------4---4-|
|---1-------3------|-----------3------|----4-4-4-------|----4----6---4---|
|-2-----2-4--------|-2-----2-4--------|----4-4-4-------|----6------------|
|------------------|----------------1-|-2----------2-1-|----6------------|
|------------------|------------------|----------2-----|-4---------------|
|
| Q   Q   Q    Q     Q   Q   Q    Q     Q  E E E E E E   Q  E. S E E E E
|------------------|------------------|----------------|-----------------|
|-----9-------11---|-----9-------11---|-4--4-4-4-------|----4--4-4-4-4-4-|
|-----9-------11---|-----9-------11---|-4--4-4-4-------|----4--4-4-4-4-4-|
|-----9-------11---|-----9-------11---|-4--4-4-4-------|----6--6-6-6-6-6-|
|-7---7---9----9---|-7---7---9----9---|------------2-1-|----6--6-6-6-6-6-|
|------------------|------------------|----------2-----|-4---------------|


  E         F#      E              F#    B                G#m
  Q  E E Q   E  E   Q   E E  Q     E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q   Q    E E E E
|----0-------2----|-----0----------2---|----------------|------------------|
|----0-------2----|-----0----------2---|------4---------|-----4------4---4-|
|----1-------3----|-----1----------3---|----4-----------|-----4----6---4---|
|-2----2-4------4-|-2-----2--4-------4-|----------------|-----6------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|-2----------2-1-|-----6------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|----------2-----|-4----------------|
|
| Q  Q   Q   E  E   E Q   E  E  Q.       Q  E E E E E E   E E E. S E E E E
|-----------------|--------------------|----------------|-----4--4-4-4-4-4-|
|----9------11-11-|---9---9-11-11------|----4-4---------|-----4--4-4-4-4-4-|
|----9------11-11-|---9---9-11-11------|-4--4-4---------|---4-4--4-4-4-4-4-|
|----9------11-11-|---9---9-11-11------|----4-4---------|-6---6--6-6-6-6-6-|
|-7--7-------9--9-|-7-7---7--9--9------|------------2-1-|------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|----------2-----|------------------|


  E     F#               E       F#          B
  Q   E  E  E  E  E  E   Q   E E  Q   Q      W          +W
|-----0--------------2-|-----0----2---2----|-2--------|-(2)----*|
|-----0-----------2----|-----0----2---2----|-4--------|-(4)----*|
|-----1--------3-------|-----1----3---3----|-4--------|-(4)----*|
|-2---2--2--4----------|-2-----2--4---4----|-4--------|-(4)----*|
|----------------------|-------------------|-2--------|-(2)----*|
|----------------------|-------------------|----------|--------*|
|
| E E E  E  E  E  E  E   E Q   E  Q   E  E   W          +W
|----------------------|-------------------|-7--------|-(7)----*|
|---9-9-11-11-11-11-11-|-9-9---9-11--11-11-|-7--------|-(7)----*|
|---9-9-11-11-11-11-11-|-9-9---9-11--11-11-|-8--------|-(8)----*|
|---9-9-11-11-11-11-11-|-9-9---9-11--11-11-|-9--------|-(9)----*|
|-7-7-7--9--9--9--9--9-|-7-7---7--9---9--9-|----------|--------*|
|----------------------|-------------------|----------|--------*|


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths



Ev'rywhere you want I always go
I always give in because, baby, you know
You just say so 'cause you give me that
Feeling inside that I know must be right
It's the singer not the song

It's not the way you give in willingly
Others do it without thrilling me
Giving me that same old feeling inside that I
Know I must be right
It's the singer not the song

The same old places and the same old songs
We've been going there for much too long
There's something wrong and it gives me that feeling
Inside that I know I must be right
It's the singer not the song
It's the singer not the song
It's the singer not the song

            
            
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