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DON'T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD

As recorded by The Animals


(From the 1965 Album ANIMAL TRACKS)
Words and Music by Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus & Gloria Caldwell
Arranged by The Animals
Transcribed by Slowhand
Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Hilton Valentine - Electric Guitar'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Hilton Valentine - Electric Guitar'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Alan Price - Organ'
Intro
Q=112
Bm
Em
4/4
Gtr I (El. Gtr.)
E S S E S S H
E S S E E Q
Q
||--------------------------|-------------------------||
||o-------------------------|-------------14-15--14--o||
||--16-16-14-16-16-14-16----|----16-14-16-------------||
||--------------------------|-------------------------||
||o-------------------------|------------------------o||
||--------------------------|-------------------------||
|
|
Gtr II (El. Gtr.)
|
E S S E S S H
E S S E E Q
Q
||--------------------------|-------------------------||
||o-------------------------|------------------------o||
||--------------------------|--------------6--7---6---||
||---9--9--7--9--9--7--9----|-----9--7--9-------------||
||o-------------------------|------------------------o||
||--------------------------|-------------------------||
|
|
Gtr III (Organ arr. for Gtr.)
|
W
W
||--10----------------------|-10----------------------||
||o-12----------------------|-12---------------------o||
||--11----------------------|-12----------------------||
||--------------------------|-------------------------||
||o-------------------------|------------------------o||
||--------------------------|-------------------------||
1st - 3rd Verses
$
Bm
A
G
Gtr I
E E E E +E E E E
E E E E +E E E E
E E E E +E E E E
||---2-2-x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|--0-0-x-0-(0)-0-0-x-|--3-3-x-3-(3)-3-3-x-|
||o--3-3-x-3-(3)-3-3-x-|--2-2-x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|--0-0-x-0-(0)-0-0-x-|
||---4-4-x-4-(4)-4-4-x-|--2-2-x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|--0-0-x-0-(0)-0-0-x-|
||---4-4-x-4-(4)-4-4-x-|--2-2-x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|--0-0-x-0-(0)-0-0-x-|
||o--2-2-x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|--0-0-x-0-(0)-0-0-x-|--2-2-x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|
||---------------------|--------------------|--3-3-x-3-(3)-3-3-x-|
|
|
Gtr III
|
W
W
W
||--10-----------------|-12-----------------|-10-----------------|

||o-12-----------------|-14-----------------|-12-----------------|
||--11-----------------|-14-----------------|-12-----------------|
||---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
||o--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
||---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
F#
Bm
A
E E E E +E E E E
E E E E +E E E E
E E E E +E E E E
|--2-2-x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|--2-2-x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|--0-0-x-0-(0)-0-0-x-|
|--2-2-x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|--3-3-x-3-(3)-3-3-x-|--2-2-x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|
|--3-3-x-3-(3)-3-3-x-|--4-4-x-4-(4)-4-4-x-|--2-2-x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|
|--4-4-x-4-(4)-4-4-x-|--4-4-x-4-(4)-4-4-x-|--2-2-x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|
|--4-4-x-4-(4)-4-4-x-|--2-2-x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|--0-0-x-0-(0)-0-0-x-|
|--2-2-x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|--------------------|--------------------|
|
| W
W
W
|--9-----------------|-10-----------------|-12-----------------|
|-11-----------------|-12-----------------|-14-----------------|
|-11-----------------|-11-----------------|-14-----------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
Chorus
To Coda
G
F#
D
E E E E +E E E E
E E E E +E E E E
Q E E E E E E
|--3-3-x-3-(3)-3-3-x--|--2-2-x-2-(2)-2-2-x-||--2--2-2-2-2-2-x-|
|--0-0-x-0-(0)-0-0-x--|--2-2-x-2-(2)-2-2-x-||--3--3-3-3-3-3-x-|
|--0-0-x-0-(0)-0-0-x--|--3-3-x-3-(3)-3-3-x-||--2--2-2-2-2-2-x-|
|--0-0-x-0-(0)-0-0-x--|--4-4-x-4-(4)-4-4-x-||--0--0-0-0-0-0-x-|
|--2-2-x-2-(2)-2-2-x--|--4-4-x-4-(4)-4-4-x-||-----------------|
|--3-3-x-3-(3)-3-3-x--|--2-2-x-2-(2)-2-2-x-||-----------------|
|
| W
W
W
|-10------------------|--9-----------------||-10--------------|
|-12------------------|-11-----------------||-10--------------|
|-12------------------|-11-----------------||-11--------------|
|---------------------|--------------------||-----------------|
|---------------------|--------------------||-----------------|
|---------------------|--------------------||-----------------|
1.
N.C.
Bm
2/4
4/4
Q E E E E E E
e e e e H
W
E S S E S S H
|--2--2-2-2-2-2-x-|-3-----3------|------|-------------------------|
|--3--3-3-3-3-3-x-|-0-----0------|------|-------------------------|
|--4--4-4-4-4-4-x-|-0-----0------|------|-16-16-14-16-16-14-16----|
|--4--4-4-4-4-4-x-|-0-----0------|------|-------------------------|
|--2--2-2-2-2-2-x-|-2-----2------|------|-------------------------|
|-----------------|-3-----3------|------|-------------------------|
|
| Gtr II
| W
W
W
E S S E S S H
|-----------------|--------------|------|-------------------------|
|-----------------|--------------|------|-------------------------|
|-----------------|--------------|------|-------------------------|
|-----------------|--------------|------|--9--9--7--9--9--7--9----|
|-----------------|--------------|------|-------------------------|
Bm

|-----------------|--------------|------|-------------------------|
|
| Gtr III
| W
W
W
W
|-10--------------|--------------|------|-10----------------------|
|-12--------------|--------------|------|-12----------------------|
|-11--------------|--------------|------|-11----------------------|
|-----------------|--------------|------|-------------------------|
|-----------------|--------------|------|-------------------------|
|-----------------|--------------|------|-------------------------|
Em
Bm
Em
E S S E E Q
Q
E S S E S S H
E S S E E Q
Q
|------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|-------------14-15--14--|-------------------------|-------------14-15--14--o||
|----16-14-16------------|-16-16-14-16-16-14-16----|----16-14-16-------------||
|------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------o||
|------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|
| E S S E E Q
Q
E S S E S S H
E S S E E Q
Q
|------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------o||
|--------------6--7---6--|-------------------------|--------------6--7---6---||
|-----9--7--9------------|--9--9--7--9--9--7--9----|-----9--7--9-------------||
|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------o||
|------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|
| W
W
W
|-10---------------------|-10----------------------|-10----------------------||
|-12---------------------|-12----------------------|-12---------------------o||
|-12---------------------|-11----------------------|-12----------------------||
|------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------o||
|------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||
Bridge
2.
Bm
A
G
A
G
A
4/4
E E E E +Q
Q
Q E E +E E E E
Q E E +E E E E
|--2--2-x-2-(2)--0--||-3--x-0-(0)-0-0-x-|-3--x-0-(0)-0-0-x-|
|--3--3-x-3-(3)--2--||-0--x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|-0--x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|
|--4--4-x-4-(4)--2--||-0--x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|-0--x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|
|--4--4-x-4-(4)--2--||-0--x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|-0--x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|
|--2--2-x-2-(2)--0--||-2--x-0-(0)-0-0-x-|-2--x-0-(0)-0-0-x-|
|-------------------||-3--x-------------|-3--x-------------|
|
| H.
Q
W
W
|-10----------------||------------------|------------------|
|-12----------------||------------------|------------------|
|-11----------------||------------------|------------------|
|-------------------||------------------|------------------|
|-------------------||------------------|------------------|
|-------------------||------------------|------------------|
G
A
D
Bm
G
A
Q E E +E E E E
Q E E +E E E E
Q E E +E E E E
|-3--x-0-(0)-0-0-x-|-2--x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|-3--x-0-(0)-0-0-x-|
|-0--x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|-3--x-3-(3)-3-3-x-|-0--x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|

|-0--x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|-2--x-4-(4)-4-4-x-|-0--x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|
|-0--x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|-0--x-4-(4)-4-4-x-|-0--x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|
|-2--x-0-(0)-0-0-x-|------2-(2)-2-2-x-|-2--x-0-(0)-0-0-x-|
|-3--x-------------|------------------|-3--x-------------|
D.S. al Coda
G
A
G
F#
Q E E +E E E E
Q E E +E E E E
Q E E +E E E E
|-3--x-0-(0)-0-0-x-|-3--x-3-(3)-3-3-x-|-2--x-2-(2)-2-2-x--||
|-0--x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|-0--x-0-(0)-0-0-x-|-2--x-2-(2)-2-2-x--||
|-0--x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|-0--x-0-(0)-0-0-x-|-3--x-3-(3)-3-3-x--||
|-0--x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|-0--x-0-(0)-0-0-x-|-4--x-4-(4)-4-4-x--||
|-2--x-0-(0)-0-0-x-|-2--x-2-(2)-2-2-x-|-4--x-4-(4)-4-4-x--||
|-3--x-------------|-3--x-3-(3)-3-3-x-|-2--x-2-(2)-2-2-x--||
Outro
&
F#
D
Bm
Q E E +E E E E
Q E E E E E E
Q E E E E E E
|--2--x-2-(2)-2-2-x-||---2--2-2-2-2-2-x-|--2--2-2-2-2-2-x-|
|--2--x-2-(2)-2-2-x-||o--3--3-3-3-3-3-x-|--3--3-3-3-3-3-x-|
|--3--x-3-(3)-3-3-x-||---2--2-2-2-2-2-x-|--4--4-4-4-4-4-x-|
|--4--x-4-(4)-4-4-x-||---0--0-0-0-0-0-x-|--4--4-4-4-4-4-x-|
|--4--x-4-(4)-4-4-x-||o-----------------|--2--2-2-2-2-2-x-|
|--2--x-2-(2)-2-2-x-||------------------|-----------------|
|
| Gtr III
| W
W
W
|--9----------------||--10--------------|-10--------------|
|-11----------------||o-10--------------|-12--------------|
|-11----------------||--11--------------|-11--------------|
|-------------------||------------------|-----------------|
|-------------------||o-----------------|-----------------|
|-------------------||------------------|-----------------|
G

N.C.
Bm
Em
2/4
4/4
e e e e H
W
E S S E S S H
E S S E E Q
Q
3x
|-3-----3------|------|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|-0-----0------|------|-------------------------|-------------14-15--14--o||
|-0-----0------|------|-16-16-14-16-16-14-16----|----16-14-16-------------||
|-0-----0------|------|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|-2-----2------|------|-------------------------|------------------------o||
|-3-----3------|------|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|
| Gtr II
| W
W
E S S E S S H
E S S E E Q
Q
3x
|--------------|------|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|--------------|------|-------------------------|------------------------o||
|--------------|------|-------------------------|--------------6--7---6---||
|--------------|------|--9--9--7--9--9--7--9----|-----9--7--9-------------||
|--------------|------|-------------------------|------------------------o||
|--------------|------|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|
| Gtr III
| W
W
W
W
3x
|--------------|------|-10----------------------|-10----------------------||
|--------------|------|-12----------------------|-12---------------------o||
|--------------|------|-11----------------------|-12----------------------||
|--------------|------|-------------------------|-------------------------||

|--------------|------|-------------------------|------------------------o||
|--------------|------|-------------------------|-------------------------||
Duration Legend
--------------W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acci
accatura
+ - 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 repres
ents the
duration for. Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.
Multibar 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