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The Guess Who - American Woman

tabbed by Andreas Schwarz

INTRO/VERSE (played by a 2nd guitar):


e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|-4-7--7-9-9-9-9--7-9-9-9------4-7--7-9-9-9-9--7-9--|
G|-4-7--7-9-9-9-9--7-9-9-9------4-7--7-9-9-9-9--7-9--| x2
D|-4-7--7-9-9-9-9--7-9-9-9------4-7--7-9-9-9-9--7-9--|
A|-2-5--5-7-7-7-7--5-7-7-7------2-5--5-7-7-7-7--5-7--|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
INTRO SOLO:
e|------------------------------------16--------------|
B|-------------------12---15------------13-14/15------|
G|-9-11-11/13---13/14---------12/13-------------------|
D|--------------------------14------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
MAIN-SOLO:
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|-11b12-(12)-11b12~--------11b12r11p9-11-9~---------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|-14b16~-------------------14b16r14p12-14-12b13-----|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|-14b16~--16--------------14b15-(x5)--15------------|
G|--------------12h13----------------------12h13-----|
D|-----------14--------------------------14----------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------15-17-17b19-17b19-|
B|-(15)h16-17-(15)h17-17-15h17~~-17-17------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|
e|-r17-15-17-15b16-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------17~---15h17p15-14-12--------------------|
G|--------------------------------------14b16~-14b16-14b16-|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-12-14-14b15r14p12-14--12~--12-14-14b15-(15)r14p12-14-14/17-|
G|---------------------13-------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
BRIDGE
e|-----------------------|
B|-4-7--7-9-9-9-9--7-9\--|
G|-4-7--7-9-9-9-9--7-9\--| x4
D|-4-7--7-9-9-9-9--7-9\--|
A|-2-5--5-7-7-7-7--5-7\--|
E|-----------------------|
OUTRO SOLO:
e|----------------------------12-14-14b15r14-14-12~--|
B|-14b15r14p12-14-12~---12-14------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------|--12--------------|
B|-12-14-14b15r14p12-14-12~---|------------------|
G|----------------------------|----12b13----(x4)-|
D|----------------------------|----------14------|
A|----------------------------|------------------|
E|----------------------------|------------------|
e|-15--------------15--------------15----------------------|
B|----12-14-14b15-----12-14-14b15-----14b15r14p12-14-12----|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------15b16---------19-19b21r19--17h19p17-16-|
B|-12-14b15r14p12-14--------14b15----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
e|-19----16h17-16------------------------------------|
B|----17----------/19-17-----------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

Intro
Intro Solo
Verse
Intro Solo
Verse
Intro Solo
Main-Solo
Bridge
Verse
Outro Solo

Title: American Woman


Artist: The Guess Who
Album: The Greatest of the Guess Who
Transcribed by Don Shanty Jr.
Email: phypower@geocities.com
This was transcribed with one guitar in mind. But two guitars could be
easily used since all of the parts of the song are included here. If you
know the song, you should be able to figure it out, (I hope!). Hope this is
of use to you.Begining of the Intro: The first chord sounds like a harmonic, th
e best I
can do is form the chord with the left hand, then tap the same shape one
octave higher, directly on the frets. There's got to be a better way!
e:--'0'--|
B:--'0'--|
G:--'1'--|
D:-------|
A:-------|
E:-------|Section 1: Play 5 times.
e:---------------------------------------------------|
B:--6--6--5--5--4--4--3------------------------------|
G:--7--7--6--6--5--5--4------------------------------|
D:---------------------------------------------------|
A:-----------------------5--5h7--5--5--5--5h7--5--5--|
E:-----------------------3--3----3--3--3--3----3--3--|Section 2: Play 2 times.

e:------------------------------------------------------------|
B:--3--3--8--6--3---------------------------------------------|
G:--4--4--9--7--4---------------------------------------------|
D:------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-----------------5--5h7--5--5--5--5h7--5--5-----------------|
E:-----------------3--3----3--3--3--3----3--3-----------------|Section 3: Play
5 times then play section one 4 times.
e:-----------------------------------------------|
B:--3--3--8--6--3-------------13--15--15--15-----|
G:--4--4--9--7--4-------------14--16--16--16-----|
D:-----------------------------------------------|
A:-----------------5--5h7--5------------------5--|
E:-----------------3--3----3------------------3--|Section 4: When the electric
guitar kicks in!
e:----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:--8----7----9--9--9--9--9--7--9--9--9----8----7--9--9--9--9--9--7--9--|
D:--9----7----9--9--9--9--9--7--9--9--9----9----7--9--9--9--9--9--7--9--|
A:--9----5----7--7--7--7--7--5--7--7--7----9----5--7--7--7--7--7--5--7--|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------------|Section
5:
e:-----------------------------------------------------------16--------------|
B:------------------------------------------15-------------------12--14--15~-|
G:-9--11--11/13~--13~--13--14--14/16~--16~----------12--13~------------------|
D:----------------------------------------------14---------------------------|
A:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Se
ction 6: Solo.
e:--------------------------------------------|
B:-----------9--------------------------------|
G:--11b(13)-----11b(13)~--b(13)11--9--11--9~--|
D:--------------------------------------------|
A:--------------------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------|
G:--14b(16)~--b(16)14-12-14--12b(13)~--|
D:-------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------|e:--------------------------------------
-------------------------------------|
B:--13b(15)~--15---------------13b(15)--15--13b(15)-15--15~--15--------------|
G:--------------------12--13~----------------------------------------12--13~-|
D:----------------14---------------------------------------------14----------|
A:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:----------------------------------------------15--17b(19)--17b(19)~--|
B:--15b(17)--17--15b(17)--17--15b(17)~--17--17-------------------------|
G:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:---------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:--b(19)17--15--17--15b(16)-----------------------------------|
B:----------------------------17~--15h17p15--13--12------------|
G:---------------------------------------------------14b(16)~--|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------|e:--------------
---------------------------------|
B:--------------------12--14--15p14p12--14--12~--|
G:-14b(16)--14b(16)~-----------------------------|
D:-----------------------------------------------|
A:-----------------------------------------------|
E:-----------------------------------------------|
e:----------------------------------------------|
B:--12--14--14b(15)~--b(15)14--12p14--15b(17)~--|
G:----------------------------------------------|
D:----------------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------|Section 6: After the solo. Pl
ay 4 times then back to section 4.
e:-----------------------|
B:-----------------------|
G:--9--9--9--9--9--7--9--|
D:--9--9--9--9--9--7--9--|
A:--7--7--7--7--7--5--7--|
E:-----------------------|Last part of song: I believe it's ad lib but I decide
d to transcribe
it anyway.
e:--------------------------------12--b(15)14--12--14--12~--|
B:--b(15)14--12--14--12~--12--14----------------------------|
G:----------------------------------------------------------|
D:----------------------------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------|

e:--------------------------------12----------------12----------------|
B:--12--14--b(15)14--12--14--12~--------------------------------------|
G:------------------------------------12b(13)-----------12b(13)-------|
D:---------------------------------------------14~---------------14~--|
A:--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:--12----------------12---------------15b(16)---------------|
B:----------------------------------------------12--14--15~--|
G:------12b(13)-----------12b(13)----------------------------|
D:---------------14~---------------14~-----------------------|
A:-----------------------------------------------------------|
E:-----------------------------------------------------------|

e:--15b(16)---------------15---------------------------------|
B:-----------12--14--15~------14b(15)~--b(15)14--12--14-12~--|
G:-----------------------------------------------------------|
D:-----------------------------------------------------------|
A:-----------------------------------------------------------|
E:-----------------------------------------------------------|

e:---------------b(16)15------------17~--b(19)17--17h19p17--16~--19------16--|
B:--b(15)14--12-----------14b(15)~-----------------------------------17------|
G:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:--17--16-------------------------------------------------------|
B:----------19---------------------------------------------------|
G:--------------17~----------------------------------------------|
D:---------------------------------------------------------------|
A:---------------------------------------------------------------|
E:---------------------------------------------------------------|

GUITAR 1: acoustic guitar, capo at 4th fret


GUITAR 2: electric guitar, no capo, chords listed [in brackets].

::NO SUGAR TONIGHT::


INTRO: (acoustic)
C D G A
|--------0--3--2-----------------------------|
|-------1------3----------0--3---2-----------|
|------0-------2---------0-------2-----------| (x2)
|-----2--------0--------0--------2-----------|
|--3-----------------------------0-----------|
|--------------------3-----------------------|

RIFF #1: (electric, played w/intro, 2nd time only)


|--------4-----------6-----7--9--11--7-------|
|--5--7-----5--7------------------------9----|
|-----------------6--------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|

VERSE 1: (acoustic)
D Dsus4add2 (repeat)
Lonely feelin' deep inside
Find a corner where I can hide
Silent footsteps crowdin' me
Sudden darkness but I can see (play Fill #1)
FILL #1: (electric)
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|--4---2-----------------------|
|----------4---2---0---2-------|
|------------------------------|

CHORUS: (acoustic & electric)


D [F#] C [E]
No sugar tonight in my coffee
G [B] D [F#]
No sugar tonight in my tea
D [F#] C [E]
No sugar to stand beside me
G [B] D [F#]
No sugar to run with me
D [F#] C [E]
Dat'n doo dow dow dat'n doo dow
G [B] D [F#]
Dat'n doo dow dow no no
D [F#] C [E]
Dat'n doo dow dow dat'n doo dow
G [B] D
Dat'n doo dow dow (play Fill #2)

FILL #2: (electric)


|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|--4---2------------------------|
|----------4---2---0---2---4----|
|--------------------------2----|

VERSE 2:
In the silence of her mind
Quiet movements where I can find
Grabbin' for me with her eyes
Now I'm fallin' from her skies (play Fill #1)

(REPEAT CHORUS)

INTERLUDE: (w/Riff #1)


C D G A
|--------0--3--2-----------------------------|
|-------1------3----------0--3---2-----------|
|------0-------2---------0-------2-----------|
|-----2--------0--------0--------2-----------|
|--3-----------------------------0-----------|
|--------------------3-----------------------|
C D G A
|--------------0--3--2-----------------------------|
|-------------1------3----------0--3---2-----------|
|------------0-------2---------0-------2-----------|
|-----------2--------0--------0--------2-----------|
|--0--2--3-----------------------------0-----------|
|--------------------------3-----------------------|
C D G A
|--------0--3--2-----------------------------|
|-------1------3----------0--3---2-----------|
|------0-------2---------0-------2-----------|
|-----2--------0--------0--------2-----------|
|--3-----------------------------0-----------|
|--------------------3-----------------------|
C D G A
|--------------0--3--2-----------------------------------|
|-------------1------3----------------0--3---2-----------|
|------------0-------2---------------0-------2-----------|
|-----------2--------0--------------0--------2-----------|
|--0--2--3-----------------------------------0-----------|
|--------------------------0--2--3-----------------------|

::NEW MOTHER NATURE::


VERSE 1: (acoustic)
D Dsus4add2 (repeat)
Jocko says yes and I believe him
When we talk about the things I say
She hasn't got the faith or the guts to leave him
When they re standing in each other's way
You're tripping back now to places you've been to
You wonder what you're gonna find
You know you've been wrong but it won't be long
Before you leave 'em all far behind

CHORUS: (acoustic & electric)


G [B] D [F#]
'Cause it's the new mother nature taking over
G [B] D [F#]
It's the new splendid lady come to call
G [B] D [F#]
It's the new mother nature taking over
C [E] D [F#]
She's gettin' us all
C [E] D [F#]
She's gettin' us all

VERSE 2:
Jocko said no when I came back last time
It's looking like I lost a friend
No use calling 'cause the sky is falling
And I'm getting pretty near the end
A smoke-filled room in a corner basement
The situation must be right
A bag of goodies and a bottle of wine
We're gonna get it on right tonight

(REPEAT CHORUS)

(NST and NMN first verses simultaneously)

(repeat NMN chorus)

(repeat NST chorus and fade out)


CHORD FORMATIONS:
Acoustic: Electric:
-----------------------------------------
D = x00232 F# = 24xxxx
Dsus4add2 = x00030 E = 02xxxx
C = x32010 B = x24xxx
G = 320033
Enjoy!

Subject: ./g/guess_who/no_time.crd
"No Time"
(B. Cummings - R. Bachman)
Intro:
D Fmaj7/D G/D D
v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v
-----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------|
-----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------|
-----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------|
-0---0-0-0-2---3-|----------------|-5---5-5-5-7---0-|-----------|
-----------------|----------------|-----------------|---------3-|
-----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------|
D Fmaj7/D G/D D
v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v
-----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------|
-----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------|
---------5-7-7b9-|----------75--5-|-7-----5---------|-----------|
---3-5-7---------|------------7---|---------5-3-----|-----------|
-5---------------|----------------|---------------53|-5---------|
-----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------|
Chorus:
D Fmaj7/D G/D D
(No time left for you) (No time left for you)
On my way to better things I found myself some
D Fmaj7/D G/D D
(No time left for you) (No time left for you...)
wings Distant roads are calling me
Verse 1:
G D Am D
No time for a summer friend
G D Am D
No time for the love you send
G D Am D
Seasons change and so did I
C Bm
You need not wonder why
C Bm
You need not wonder why
C Bm
There's no time left for you
C Bm [Am]
No time left for you
[repeat intro]
[repeat chorus]
Verse 2:
No time for a gentle rain
No time for my watch and chain
No time for revolving doors
No time for the killing floor
No time for the killing floor
There's no time left for you
No time left for you
[repeat intro]
[repeat verse 1]
Coda:
D Fmaj7/D G/D D
No time no time no time no time [2x]
D Fmaj7/C G/B D/A
I got got got got no time I got got got got no time [rant to fade]

-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers

These Eyes chords


The Guess Who
Dm Cmaj7 C 2x
Dm Cmaj7 C
These eyes cry every night for you
Dm Cmaj7 C C Am
These arms long to hold you again
Am C
The hurtin's on me
Am C
I will never be free
Am C
You gave a promise to me
G
And you broke it
Dm Cmaj7 C
Dm Cmaj7 C
These eyes watched you bring my world to an end
Dm Cmaj7 C C Am
This heart could not accept and pretend
Am C
The hurtin's on me
Am C
I will never be free
Am C
You took a vow with me
G
When you spoke it
F C
These eyes
F C
are cryin'
F C
These eyes have seen a lot of loves
F C D Dsus4 D
But they're never gonna see another one like I had with you
G Dm 4x E
A E 4x F#