Beatles - Taxman Chords & Tabs

 

Taxman Chords & Tabs

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Taxman Chords

   
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From: hertzberg@netcad.enet.dec.com (Marc Hertzberg (History: Love it or leave it!))
Subject: Re: REQ: Beatletabs (guitar and bass)


Here's Taxman (probably a re-post). I don't have Nowhere Man, but it was tabbed out in the recent Guitar mag with John Lennon on the cover. As for If I Needed Someone, I also don't have this tab readily available, but a hint is to learn it in the key of D using the usual "baby" D chord (XX0232), then capo up to the seventh fret.

							Marc

	  Taxman
	(Harrison)


Verse:
    D7                         D7#9  D7
Let me tell you how it will be
    D7                              D7#9  D7
There's one for you nineteen for me
               C7              G7#9    D7
'Cos I'm the taxman   Yeah I'm the taxman


Verse:
Should five percent appear too small
Be thankful I don't take it all
'Cos I'm the taxman   Yeah I'm the taxman


Middle:
         D
If you drive a truck  I'll tax the street
                            C
If you try to fix it  I'll tax your seat
        D
If you get too cold  I'll tax the heat
                           C                D
If you take a walk  I'll tax your feet   TAXMAN!


Guitar Solo:
-|---------------------------------------------------10----------------
-|--------------------------------6--8--b(9)8--6-----------------------
-|-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7------------------7--------------------
-|--0-----0-----0-----0-----0------------------------------------------
-|---------------------------------------------------------------------
-|---------------------------------------------------------------------

-|---------------------------------------------------------------------
-|-----9p8--9p8--6-----------------------------------------------------
-|--7---------------7--7--5h7p5--6--4h6p4--5--2h4p2--------------------
-|---------------------------------------------------------------------
-|---------------------------------------------------------------------
-|---------------------------------------------------------------------

-|------------------------------------------------------------10-------
-|-----------------------8--6-----6-----6-----6--b(9)8--6--------------
-|--2--4--5--7-----7-----------7-----7-----7---------------7-----------
-|--------------0-----0------------------------------------------------
-|---------------------------------------------------------------------
-|---------------------------------------------------------------------

               C               G7#9    D
'Cos I'm the taxman   Yeah I'm the taxman

[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/b/beatles/taxman_crd.html ]
Verse:
Don't ask me what I want it for  (ah ah, Mr. Wilson)
If you don't want to pay some more  (ah ah, Mr. Heath)
    'Cos I'm the taxman                 Yeah      I'm the taxman
-|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
-|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
-|-------------------5---------3--5-----5---------3--5----------------------
-|----------------------3--h5--------------3--h5-----------5---------3b(4)--
-|----------------3------------------3------------------------3--h5---------
-|------------------------------------------------------3-------------------


Verse:
Now my advice for those who die  (TAXMAN!)
Declare the pennies on your eyes  (TAXMAN!)
'Cos I'm the taxman   Yeah I'm the taxman

    And you're working     for no one    but me
                 F                           D7
-|--------------------------------------------------------------
-|--------------/6-----/6-----/6-----/6-------------------------
-|------------------5------5------5------5------7---------5--7--  (repeat
-|-------------------------------------------------5--h7--------   guitar
-|-------------------------------------------5------------------    solo)
-|--------------------------------------------------------------



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Miscellaneous info:

C7   = (-3231-)
D7   = (-5453-)
D7#9 = (-5456-) or (----11)
G7#9 = (35-466)

Riff to repeat over first two
lines of third verse
-|------------------------------
-|------------------------------
-|-----7---------5--7-----------
-|--------5--h7-----------------
-|--5---------------------------
-|------------------------------

Riff to repeat over first two
lines of fourth verse
-|------------------------------
-|------------------8-----------
-|-----7---------5--------------
-|--------5--h7-----------------
-|--5---------------------------
-|------------------------------

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Tab Special Notations:
----0----  play the open string ('fret zero')
----5----  play fret five
----5~---  play fret five with vibrato
---5/7---  play fret five, slide up to fret seven
---7\5---  play fret seven, slide down to fret five
--8b(9)--  play fret eight, bend the string (at fret eight) to reach
             the pitch of fret nine
--b(9)8--  play fret eight already bent to the pitch of fret nine,
             unbending until it reaches the normal pitch of fret eight
----h7---  hammer-on to fret seven
----p5---  pull-off to fret five
---/7----  slide up to fret 7 (the starting fret of the slide is
             undefined, judge by ear)
---15\---  play fret 15, slide down (the ending fret of the slide is
             undefined, judge by ear)
---0h3---  play the open string and immediately hammer-on to fret
             three
---7p5---  play fret seven and immediately pull-off to fret five

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