Guess Who - American Woman Chords & Tabs

 

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American Woman Tab

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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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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, the 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:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|



Section 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:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/g/guess_who/american_woman_tab.html ]
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.  Play 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 decided 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:---------------------------------------------------------------|

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