Guns N Roses - Knockin On Heavens Door Chords & Tabs

 

Knockin On Heavens Door Chords & Tabs

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Knockin On Heavens Door Tab

   
Song: Knockin' On Heavens Door - Rock In Rio 2001
Artist: Guns N Roses - New Line-Up
Tabbed By: MrFace

The whole song is basically the same as the Dylan original, there are just a few minor changes that
make this version unique - especially the solo. The tab isn't perfect - Finck add's a lot of fiddly bits
which i am yet to work out - but it's close enough. I played it along with the Mp3 and it sound great.

Intro:

Axl's Speech: "This Next Song.... I thought that.. since this is a new band.... And this next song is a 
song....
We would move a little closer to the original...... and do our own version.... of a song by Bob Dylan"

        G5                             D                                Am
E:------3------------3-----------------2-----------2--------------------0----------------3----------------------|
B:------3-------3----------------------3--------3-----------------------1-------1-------------------------------|
G:------0------------------------------2--------------------------------2------------2--------------------------|
D:------0------------------------------0--------------------------------2---------------------------------------|
A:------2------------------------------0--------------------------------0---------------------------------------|
F:------3------------------------------x--------------------------------0---------------------------------------|

        G5                             D                                C
E:------3---------3---------3----------2-----------2--------------------0----------------3----------------------|
B:------3------------3-----------------3--------3-----------------------1---------------------------------------|
G:------0---------------0--------------2--------------------------------0---------------------------------------|
D:------0------------------------------0--------------------------------2---------------------------------------|
A:------2------------------------------0--------------------------------3---------------------------------------|
F:------3------------------------------x--------------------------------0---------------------------------------|

                                               *No vocal part*

        G5                             D                                Am
E:------3---------3---------3----------2---------2----------2-----------0----------------3--------3-------------|
B:------3------------3-----------------3-------------3------------------1-------1--------------------1------1---|
G:------0---------------0--------------2----------------2---------------2------------2------------------2-------|
D:------0------------------------------0--------------------------------2---------------------------------------|
A:------2------------------------------0--------------------------------0---------------------------------------|
F:------3------------------------------x--------------------------------0---------------------------------------|

                  "Oooooooooo......           Ooooooooooooo..........    Oooooooooooo"

        G5                             D                                C
E:------3---------3---------3----------2--------------------------------0---------------------------------------|
B:------3------------3-----------------3--------------------------------1---------------------------------------|
G:------0---------------0--------------2--------------------------------0---------------------------------------|
D:------0------------------------------0--------------------------------2----------------------2--2-------------|
A:------2------------------------------0--------------------------------3--------------------3-----3------------|
F:------3------------------------------x--------------------------------0-------------------0-------------------|

                  "Oooooooooo......           Ooooooooooooo..........    Oooooooooooo"

        G5                             D                                C
E:------3------------------------------2--------------------------------0----------------3------3---------------|
B:------3------------------------------3--------------------------------1-------1------------------1----1-------|
G:------0------------------------------2--------------------------------2------------2----------------2---------|
D:------0------------------------------0--------------------------------2---------------------------------------|
A:------2------------------------------0--------------------------------0---------------------------------------|
F:------3------------------------------x--------------------------------0---------------------------------------|

                  "Oooooooooo......           Ooooooooooooo..........    Oooooooooooo"

        G5                             D                                C
E:------3------------------------------2--------------------------------0---------------------------------------|
B:------3------------------------------3--------------------------------1---------------------------------------|
G:------0------------------------------2--------------------------------0---------------------------------------|
D:------0------------------------------0--------------------------------2---------------------------------------|
A:------2------------------------------0--------------------------------3---------------------------------------|
F:------3------------------------------x--------------------------------0---------------------------------------|

                  "Oooooooooo......           Ooooooooooooo..........    Oooooooooooo"

          -Repeat this for the verses and chorus, putting in the fiddly bits when you think is neccesary-

Minor Fill:
Twice in the song, Buckethead does a lush fill in that fits very well with the song. He only uses two 
but
he does it so well with brilliant timing. I'll give you the two notes and when they crop up.. If you have the
Mp3, listen to it for perfection. Note: This is only my version of it..

*First Verse*
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/g/guns_n_roses/knockin_on_heavens_door_tab_ver_3.html ]
        G5				     D					   Am
E:------3------------------------------2--------------------------------0----------3----------------------------|
B:------3------------------------------3--------------------------------1------1--------------*10b-/-8*---------|
G:------0------------------------------2--------------------------------2--------2------------------------------|
D:------0------------------------------0--------------------------------2---------------------------------------|
A:------2------------------------------0--------------------------------0---------------------------------------|
F:------3------------------------------x--------------------------------0---------------------------------------|

              "It's   gettin    dark...        Too   dark    to           See"

And again in the second chorus...

        G5				     D					   Am
E:------3------------------------------2--------------------------------0----------3----------------------------|
B:------3------------------------------3--------------------------------1------1--------------*10b-/-8*---------|
G:------0------------------------------2--------------------------------2--------2------------------------------|
D:------0------------------------------0--------------------------------2---------------------------------------|
A:------2------------------------------0--------------------------------0---------------------------------------|
F:------3------------------------------x--------------------------------0---------------------------------------|

              "Knock       knock          Knockin'     On Heavens       Door"

Solo:
Right then, this was the first ever solo i learnt. I learnt it all on one string on an acoustic.. but when 
got
a bit more practise and an electric guitar, i worked it out properly, by ear, and i think it's just about
perfect. This proves Buckethead isn't all speed, but can write amazing solos that remind me so much of Slash.

E:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:------------------------16~~~~-14-12-----12----------------15-16-17-19~~~--19-19-18---14~~--16hb~~------------|
G:------12-13-14--11~~~----------------14-------11~~~~~~~~------------------------------------------------------|
D:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:------16-14-------------------------------14------------------------------------------12-13-14-16~~~----------|
G:-------------16-14--16-----------------------14-13~~-13-13-13--13-14-15---13h10-12----------------------------|
D:-----------------------16~~~--16-17-19------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:------16-14-13--12-10--11-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:--------------------------11~~~~~-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Then, repeat the chorus 16 (yes, i sat and counted), then 4 more times while Axl sings the "oooooo's." 
here's
the ending..

        G5                             D                                Am
E:------3------------3-----------------2-----------2--------------------0----------------3----------------------|
B:------3------------3-----------------3-----------3--------------------1-------1-------------------------------|
G:------0------------------------------2--------------------------------2------------2--------------------------|
D:------0------------------------------0--------------------------------2---------------------------------------|
A:------2------------------------------0--------------------------------0---------------------------------------|
F:------3------------------------------x--------------------------------0---------------------------------------|

        G5                             D                                C
E:------3---------3---------3----------2-----------2------------------------------------------------------------|
B:------3------------3-----------------3--------3-------------------------1-------------------------------------|
G:------0---------------0--------------2--------------------------------0---0-----------------------------------|
D:------0------------------------------0--------------------------------2---------------------------------------|
A:------2------------------------------0--------------------------------3-----3---------------------------------|
F:------3------------------------------x------------------------------------------------------------------------|

You have to be quick for the end bit..

I think that's all right.. it was the first full song i learnt and love playing it.. Finck's "fiddly parts"
sound brilliant with the song, and the solo is phenominal. I hope Axl pulls them all together to get a tour
going..

Comments to: ryan.lowe@ntlworld.com
MSN: face123@homestead.com
AIM: CrazyRetardFace

PS: If anyone has the tabs to either The Blues or Chinese Democracy, please send them to me or tell me where
i can get them!!
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