Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women Chords & Tabs

 

Honky Tonk Women Chords & Tabs

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Honky Tonk Women Tab

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

From : Jean-Pierre Trolet   - 2002   
You will find a MP3 (1,7Mb) recorded by myself to illustrate the tab and how to contact 
me on my webpage here:
http://jptrol.free.fr/mus


			HONKY TONK WOMEN   - by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards

In 1969 slow syncopated rock and roll riffs were an innovation and Keith Richards
was the innovator with that most famous tune.
I remember a few years ago seeing an interview at the TV of an old hatted guitar
fame cow-boy of the middle west. He stood there with a foot on a stool holding his
dreadnought and saying :" Keith Richards is so bad a guitar player that no one can
imitate him. This way we can say that he's got a personnal style ".
Dear ! Why so much bitterness ? Jealousy ? Oh !
Needless to say it is not our opinion here. This tune was a small revolution and I
find it is fairly difficult to play all the more so that at times it is impossible to sing
while playing to adjust the rhythm. I think my tab is mostly accurate though.
I tabbed it from listening.

I tabbed two guitar lines with a bass. The two guitars are tuned in OPEN G like this:
from low to high : D - G - D - G - B - D

The FIRST GUITAR plays alone the intro and the first verse. Afterwards we hear at least
one more guitar but then the whole is drowned in saxophon and it is a real orgy ( a hot
atmosphere in this honky tonk bar in which it is difficult to recognize anything ! 
Playing that in a band is really funny: you can add as many guitars as you wish : 
the more , the merrier. Remember too that this was the first single in which 
Mick Taylor played too ! So my MP3 demo in which I recorded the 3 guitars may sound 
a bit approximate when compared to the original but I'm sure you will find here something 
consistent. 


Legend :
h : hammer-on
p : pull-off
b/ : full bend up
b\ : mute full bend up and sounding only on release



INTRO

FIRST GUITAR
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+--3-3---0-3-0-3---0-----0-0-0--------+
G  +-0----0--0--0----0--0--0-------------+--4-4p2-0-2-0-4p2-0---0-0-2-0--------+
D  +-0----0--0--0----0--0--0-------------+----------------------2-------2------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


VERSE :
FIRST GUITAR
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-5(5)-----6-6p5----------------------+
G  +--0--0----0--0--0----------------0---+-5(5)-----5-5  ----------------------+
D  +--0--0----0--0--0--------------------+-5(5)-----7-7p5----------------------+
G  +--0--0----0--0--0--------0--2h4------+-5(5)-----5-5  ----------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
      I met a gin-soaked bar room queen in Memphis

FIRST GUITAR
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +--8p6---------0--1--0-------2----3---+--3---2--------------7---8-8p7-------+
G  +--7---7--7----0--0--0-------2----2---+--2---2--------------7---7-7  -------+
D  +------8--7----0--2--0-------2----5---+--5---2--------------7---9-9p7-------+
G  +----------------------------2----2---+--2---2--------------7---7-7  -------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
                 She wanted to take me       upstairs  for a ride 
FIRST GUITAR
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +-----------0------------0--0---------+-0------0--0-------------0-----------+
D  +------------------------0--0---------+-0------0--0-------------------------+
G  +---0--2h4------5----2---0--0---------+-0------0--0----0--2h4---------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
        (see variant below)  She had to     heave me right         across her
FIRST GUITAR
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +------5------6-6p5-----8p6-----------+----------------------7--------------+
G  +---5--5------5-5  -----7---7--7--0---+-7--0-------------0---7--------------+
D  +---5--5------7-7p5---------8--7--0---+-7--0-----------------7--------------+
G  +---5---------5-5---------------------+---------0--2h4-------7--------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
      shoulder             I just can't seem to           drink her



FIRST GUITAR
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +--7--7--0----------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +--7--7--0---------0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0---+--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-------------------+
D  +--7--7--0---------0-0-2-0-0-0--2-0---+--0-0-2-0-0-0--2-0-------------------+
G  +--7--7--0---------0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0---+--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

SECOND GUITAR                                                   ^^^^
D  +-----------------------17-17-17-17---+-------------------------------------+
B  +------8------------------------------+------------15-----------------------+
G  +--5/7---7---------17b/---------------+-17b\--14b/-----14b\-12--------------+
D  +----------8--5-----------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
     off my mind 
     

1ST CHORUS
FIRST GUITAR
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+------------------------0-0----------+
G  +-----0--0----0--0-0-0--0--0---7-7--7-+--7-7-7--7-7----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------+
D  +-----0--0----2--0-0-0--2--0---7-7--9-+--7-7-7--9-7----0-0-2-0-0-0-2-0------+
G  +-----0--0----0--0-0-0--0--0---7-7--7-+--7-7-7--7-7----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
     
SECOND GUITAR
D  +-------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+---------------12-12-13-12-12h13--12--+
G  +-------------------------------------+---------------12-12-12-12-12-12--12--+
D  +-------------------------------------+---------------12-12-14-12-12-12--12--+
G  +-------------------------------------+---------------12-12-12-12------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+

BASS
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +------3---3-3-----------3----10--10--+-10------10-----3--3-3---------------+
     And it's a hon_ hon_ hon    hon              ky tonk woman


FIRST GUITAR
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-----------0-0-----------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +--0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +--0-0--2-0-0-0-2-0-------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +--0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

SECOND GUITAR
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +--12-12-13-12-12h13--12--------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +--12-12-12-12-12-12--12--------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +--12-12-14-12-12-12--12--------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +--12-12-12-12------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +--3------3-3-------------------------+-------------------------------------+




FIRST GUITAR
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+------------------------0-0----------+
G  +-----0--0----0--0-0-0--0--0---7-7--7-+--7-7-7--7-7----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------+
D  +-----0--0----2--0-0-0--2--0---7-7--9-+--7-7-7--9-7----0-0-2-0-0-0-2-0------+
G  +-----0--0----0--0-0-0--0--0---7-7--7-+--7-7-7--7-7----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

SECOND GUITAR
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------17-----17---+
B  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +-------------------------------------+---------------------17b/---17b/-----+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/r/rolling_stones/honky_tonk_women_tab.html ]
BASS
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +----3---3-3------------3----10--10-10+---------10---3----3-3---------------+
        Gimme          gimme      gimme  the honky tonk  blues



FIRST GUITAR
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +----------0-0------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +--0-0-2-0-0-0-2-0--------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

SECOND GUITAR
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +------------15-----------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +-17b\--14b/----14b\-12---------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

BASS
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +--3---3-3----------------------------+-------------------------------------+







2nd CHORUS (Instruments only)
FIRST GUITAR
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------0--0--------------------+----0--0-----------------------5--5--+
G  +-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0----0--0--0---+-0--0--0--0--0-----5--5--5--5--5--5--+
D  +-0--0--2--0--0--0--2--0----0--0--2---+-0--0--0--2--0-----5--5--7--5--5--5--+
G  +-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0----0--0--0---+-0--0--0--0--0-----5--5--5--5--5--5--+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

SECOND GUITAR
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-14/15-15-15-15p14-12-----14---------+---------15-------------5-6-6p5------+
G  +-15/16-16-16-16p14-12--12-14-12-12---+------12-16p14-12-------5-5-5--------+
D  +---------------------14--------------+-12h14------------14--5-5-7-7p5------+
G  +-------------------------------------+----------------------5---5-5--------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +--3-----3--3--------------3----3--3--+-----------3-------8---8--8----------+



FIRST GUITAR
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +----------------------5--5-----------+-------------------------------------+
G  +---5--5---5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-----+-0---0---0---0---0---0---------------+
D  +---7--5---5--5--7--5--5--5--7--5-----+-0---0---0---0---0---0---------------+
G  +---5--5---5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-----+-0---0---0---0---0---0---------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

SECOND GUITAR
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-15-15-15-15p14-12----12-14-12-14----+
G  +-------------------------------------+-16-16-16-16p14-12----12-14-12-14----+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------14----------------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

BASS
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +---------8------8--8--------8--------+-3----3---3--------3-----------------+


FIRST GUITAR
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +------------------------7-7-8-8------+--7-7-8-8----7-7-8--7----------------+
G  +--2-2-2--2-2--2---------7-7-7-7------+--7-7-7-7----7-7-7--7----------------+
D  +--2-2-2--2-2--2---------7-7-9-9------+--7-7-9-9----7-7-9--7----------------+
G  +--2-2-2--2-2--2---------7-7-7-7------+--7-7-7-7----7-7-7--7----------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

SECOND GUITAR
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +--------------10--------7-8-8p7------+-------------------------------------+
G  +--------9--11----11-----7-7-7--------+-------------------------------------+
D  +--9h11------------------7-9-9p7------+-------------------------------------+
G  +------------------------7-7-7--------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

BASS
G  +-------------------------------------+---7---------------7-----------------+
D  +----------------------------4-4-5-6--+-7-------4-4-5-6-7-------------------+
A  +------------------------5-5----------+-----5-5-----------------------------+
E  +--5---5--5---5-----------------------+-------------------------------------+




FIRST GUITAR
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------0--0--------------------+----0--0-----------------------5--5--+
G  +-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0----0--0--0---+-0--0--0--0--0-----5--5--5--5--5--5--+
D  +-0--0--2--0--0--0--2--0----0--0--2---+-0--0--0--2--0-----5--5--7--5--5--5--+
G  +-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0----0--0--0---+-0--0--0--0--0-----5--5--5--5--5--5--+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

SECOND GUITAR
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-14/15-15-15-15p14-12-----14---------+---------15-------------5-6-6p5------+
G  +-15/16-16-16-16p14-12--12-14-12-12---+------12-16p14-12-------5-5-5--------+
D  +---------------------14--------------+-12h14------------14--5-5-7-7p5------+
G  +-------------------------------------+----------------------5---5-5--------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


BASS
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +--3---3-3---------3------3----3------+-----------3-----8------8-8----------+






FIRST GUITAR
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +----------------------5--5-----------+-------------------------------------+
G  +---5--5---5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-----+-0---0---0---0-0-0---0---0-----------+
D  +---7--5---5--5--7--5--5--5--7--5-----+-0---0---2---0-0-0---2---0-----------+
G  +---5--5---5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-----+-0---0---0---0-0-0---0---0-----------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

SECOND GUITAR
D  +-------------------------------------+-15h17-15------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-15------15------15\14--12----15\14-12-+
G  +-------------------------------------+-----------17-15-16\14--12----16\14-12-+
D  +-------------------------------------+---------------------------14----------+
G  +-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+

BASS
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------8--8--------------+-3------3-3--------------------------+






FIRST GUITAR
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +------------7-7----------------------+----0-0-------0-0-----0--------------+
G  +--7--7-7-7--7-7--7--7-----0--0--0----+--0-0-0-0--0--0-0-0---0--------------+
D  +--7--7-9-7--7-7--9--7-----0--0--2----+--0-0-0-2--0--0-0-2---0--------------+
G  +--7--7-7-7--7-7--7--7-----0--0--0----+--0-0-0-0--0--0-0-0---0--------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

SECOND GUITAR
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-14----------15-14-12----------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +-14-------12-16-14-12-----12---------+-------------------------------------+
D  +----12h14----------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

BASS
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +--10---10-10-----10-------3----3-3---+-3-----3--3---------3----------------+




VARIANT
D  +-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+
G  +-------------0----------0--0---0-----+
D  +------------------------0--0---0--etc+
G  +----0---2h4----4p2--0---0--0---0-----+
D  +-------------------------------------+



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