Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want Chords & Tabs

 

You Can't Always Get What You Want Chords & Tabs

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tabbed by : Jean-Pierre TROLET
http://tabwyp.free.fr


                       YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT
                             By the Rolling Stones
                            Mick Jagger / Keith Richards
 

I tabbed the acoustic guitar, the solo guitar for the main parts, the bass, and, 
during the bridge, an extra rhythm electric guitar supposed to play the part of 
the piano. So this is a simplified version since I did not tab the bridges when 
only the piano is heard. 

Two different versions were issued : the complete one from LET IT BLEED with the
 choir of the intro and a shorter one issued in 'HOT ROCKS, the London Years ' 
in which the choir has disappeared and the second verse is skipped.  This latter 
must have been issued at the time on a single, I think. 

The first verse is played with only an acoustic guitar that is tuned in open E 
that is from low to high E - B - E - G# - B - E. This guitar is heard throughout
 the whole tune and (fortunately enough !) remains tuned like that !  But in 
that first verse a brass instrument is heard behind the acoustic guitar which 
is a French Horn. I tabbed it as if played by a guitar on the bass strings but 
you must add much reverb to achieve that long distance effect that the French 
Horn is supposed to bring as in, for example, those western movies soundtracks. 
A slow attack is also necessary. Of course the French Horn produces many more 
specific harmonics.

The solo guitar is in standard tuning. So is the rhythm electric one (= very  
partly replaces the piano) that plays only full chords of C and F once per 
bar except in the bridge. The Cs and Fs are played very simply down the neck 
at first then up the neck in the course of the tune : so I did not tab the 
rhythm guitar all along. I added detune effect to it to make it out.

Remember to tune the acoustic guitar in open E as shown above and to put a 
capo on fret 8.


A MP3 demo of the tab can be heard at the URL above.

LEGEND :

h        : hammer-on
p        : pull-off
/        : slide-up
\        : slide-down 
XbY   : bend at the X fret until it sounds like Y   ( X < Y )
XrY    : release at the Y fret from the X sound ( X > Y : you start from the bended position )
!         : do not let ring

With the acoustic guitar the frets are counted up from the CAPO ( 8 th fret)  


Capo on fret 8



INTRO :

ACOUSTIC GUITAR
       V (upstroke)
E +----0----0---0---0-------------------+---------------0---0---0-0----0------+
B +----2p0--0---0---0-------0-----------+-----0-----0---0---0---0-0----0------+
F#+----1p0--0---0---0---0---0-----------+--0--0--0--0---1---1---1-1----1------+
E +----0----2---0-------2---0-----------+--2--0--2--0---0---0---0-0----0------+
B +----2p0--0-----------0---------------+--0-----0------2---2---2-2----2------+
E +-------------------------------------+---------------0---0---0-0----0------+

French horn
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------5-----------------+


ACOUSTIC GUITAR
E +---------0---0---0-------------------+---------------0---0-----------------+
B +-------2-0---0---0-------0-----------+-----0-----0---0---0---0-------------+
F#+-------1-0---0---0---0---0-----------+--0--0--0--0---1---1--(3p1-----------+
E +-----0---0---0-------2---0-----------+--2--0--2--0---0---0---0------0h2)---+
B +--0h2----0-----------0---------------+--0-----0------2---2---2------2------+
E +---------0---------------------------+---------------0---0---0------0------+


French horn
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D +-------7-5-^^^-----------------------+----------------------5p3------------+
A +----3--------------------------------+------------------------------3h5----+
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


ACOUSTIC GUITAR
E +---------0---0---0-------------------+---------------0---0---0-0-----------+
B +---------0---0---0-------0-----------+-----0-----0---0---0---0-0-----------+
F#+---------0---0---0---0---0-----------+--0--0--0--0---1---1---1-1-----------+
E +---(2)---0---0-------2---0-----------+--2--0--2--0---0---0---0-0-----------+
B +----0----0-----------0---------------+--0-----0------2---2---2-2-----------+
E +----0----0---------------------------+---------------0---0---0-0----0------+

French horn
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A +----7---^^^--------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+



ACOUSTIC GUITAR
E +---0---------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B +---0-------0-------------------------+------0------------------------------+
F#+---1---0---0-------------------------+--1---1------------------------------+
E +---0---0---0->>>--(4-3-2-1)----------+--0---0->>>--------------------------+
B +---2---0---0-------------------------+--2---2------------------------------+
E +---0---0-----------------------------+--0---0----------------------0-------+

French horn
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D +---8---7-----------7-6-5-4-----------+-3-----------------------------------+
A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+



VERSE :

ACOUSTIC GUITAR
E +------------0------------------------+----0--------------------------------+
B +----0---0---0----0---0----0---0------+-0--0--------------------------------+
F#+----1---1---0----0---0--0-0-0-0--0---+-0--1--------------------------------+
E +----0---0---0----0---0-(2)0(2)0-(2)--+-0--0->>>----------------------------+
B +----2---2---0----0---0--0---0----0---+----2--------------------------------+
E +----0---0---0------------------------+----0--------------------------------+
        

         
French horn 
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A +----------7------------7-5-7-5-------+-7-----------------------------------+
E +-------------------------------------+----5--------------------------------+


ACOUSTIC GUITAR
E +----0-----------2---2---2------------+--2--2--2-2---0-----0-----0--0-0-0-0-+
B +----0-----------2---2---2------------+--2--2--2-2---0-----0-----0--0-0-0-0-+
F#+----1-----------2---2---2------------+--3--3--2-2---1-----1-----1--3-3-1-1-+
E +----0-----------2---2---2------------+--2--2--2-2---0-----0-----0--0-0-0-0-+
B +----2-----------2---2---2------------+--4--4--2-2---2-----2-----2--2-2-2-2-+
E +----0-----------2---2---2------------+--2--2--2-2---0-----0-----0--0-0-0-0-+
      


ACOUSTIC GUITAR
E +-0--0---0---0----0-------------------+----0--------------------------------+
B +-0--0---0---0----0-0-0----0---0------+-0--0--------------------------------+
F#+-3--3---1---1----0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0---+-0--1--------------------------------+
E +-0--0---0---0----0-0-0--2-0-2-0--2---+-0--0->>>----------------------------+
B +-2--2---2---2----0------0---0----0---+----2--------------------------------+
E +-0--0---0---0----0-------------------+----0--------------------------------

   
                    C                        F
SOLO GUITAR
E +------------------8-----6----5----3--+-----1--1----1--1-------1------------+
B +-------------------------------------+---------------------------1---------+
G +--------------7/9----7----5----3-----+-0h2------2--------0h2---------------+
D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

BASS
G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A +---------------2h3-3--2h3--2h3-------+-------------------------------------+
E +-------------------------------------+--0h1--1---0h1--0h1------------------+



ACOUSTIC GUITAR
E +------------0------------------------+----0--------------------------------+
B +----0---0---0----0---0----0---0------+-0--0--------------------------------+
F#+----1---1---0----0---0--0-0-0-0--0---+-0--1--------------------------------+
E +----0---0---0----0---0--2-0-2-0--2---+-0--0->>>----------------------------+
B +----2---2---0----0---0--0---0----0---+----2--------------------------------+
E +----0---0---0------------------------+----0--------------------------------+

SOLO GUITAR
E +------------8-----6--------5------3--+-----1--1----1--1-------1------------+
B +-------------------------------------+---------------------------1---------+
G +--------7/9-----7----5-------3-------+-0h2------2--------0h2---------------+
D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

BASS
G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A +-----------2h3---3----2h3--2h3-------+-------------------------------------+
E +-------------------------------------+--0h1--1---0h1--0h1------------------+



ACOUSTIC GUITAR
E +------------0------------------------+----0--------------------------------+
B +----0---0---0----0---0----0---0------+-0--0--------------------------------+
F#+----1---1---0----0---0--0-0-0-0--0---+-0--1--------------------------------+
E +----0---0---0----0---0-(2)0(2)0-(2)--+-0--0->>>----------------------------+
B +----2---2---0----0---0--0---0----0---+----2--------------------------------+
E +----0---0---0------------------------+----0--------------------------------+

        
               
               C                             F
SOLO GUITAR
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B +-------------10\8---8----------------+----8/10--10-------------------------+
G +-------------10\8---8----------------+----8/10--10-------------------------+
D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

BASS
G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A +-----------2h3---3----2h3--2h3-------+-------------------------------------+
E +-------------------------------------+--0h1--1---0h1--0h1------------------+



ACOUSTIC GUITAR
E +------------0------------------------+----0--------------------------------+
B +----0---0---0----0---0----0---0------+-0--0--------------------------------+
F#+----1---1---0----0---0--0-0-0-0--0---+-0--1--------------------------------+
E +----0---0---0----0---0-(2)0(2)0-(2)--+-0--0->>>----------------------------+
B +----2---2---0----0---0--0---0----0---+----2--------------------------------+
E +----0---0---0------------------------+----0--------------------------------+
        

               C                             F

SOLO GUITAR
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B +-------------10\8---8----------------+----8/10--10-------------------------+
G +-------------10\8---8----------------+----8/10--10-------------------------+
D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


BASS
G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A +-----------2h3---3----2h3--2h3-------+-------------------------------------+
E +-------------------------------------+--0h1--1---0h1--0h1------------------+



[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/r/rolling_stones/you_cant_always_get_what_you_want_tab.html ]
ACOUSTIC GUITAR
E +------------0------------------------+----0--------------------------------+
B +----0---0---0----0---0----0---0------+-0--0--------------------------------+
F#+----1---1---0----0---0--0-0-0-0--0---+-0--1--------------------------------+
E +----0---0---0----0---0-(2)0(2)0-(2)--+-0--0->>>----------------------------+
B +----2---2---0----0---0--0---0----0---+----2--------------------------------+
E +----0---0---0------------------------+----0--------------------------------+
     
 
               C                             F
SOLO GUITAR
E +-------------------------------------+-------8!--10!--12!--10!-8!-10!------+
B +------------10\8---8-----------------+---10---------------------------8----+
G +------------10\8---8-----------------+-------------------------------------+
D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

BASS
G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A +-----------2h3---3----2h3--2h3-------+-------------------------------------+
E +-------------------------------------+--0h1--1---0h1--0h1------------------+


ACOUSTIC GUITAR
E +------------0------------------------+----0--------------------------------+
B +----0---0---0----0---0----0---0------+-0--0--------------------------------+
F#+----1---1---0----0---0--0-0-0-0--0---+-0--1--------------------------------+
E +----0---0---0----0---0-(2)0(2)0-(2)--+-0--0->>>----------------------------+
B +----2---2---0----0---0--0---0----0---+----2--------------------------------+
E +----0---0---0------------------------+----0--------------------------------+
      

               C                             F
SOLO GUITAR
E +--------------8!---------------------+-------------------------------------+
B +---10!-8!-10!!-----------------------+----8/10--10-------------------------+
G +-------------------------------------+----8/10--10-------------------------+
D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

BASS
G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A +-----------2h3---3----2h3--2h3-------+-------------------------------------+
E +-------------------------------------+--0h1--1---0h1--0h1------------------+


CHORUS
ACOUSTIC GUITAR

E +------------0------------------------+----0--------------------------------+
B +----0---0---0----0---0----0---0------+-0--0--------------------------------+
F#+----1---1---0----0---0--0-0-0-0--0---+-0--1--------------------------------+
E +----0---0---0----0---0-(2)0(2)0-(2)--+-0--0->>>----------------------------+
B +----2---2---0----0---0--0---0----0---+----2--------------------------------+
E +----0---0---0------------------------+----0--------------------------------+
             You can't always get what you want 

               C                             F
SOLO GUITAR
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

BASS
G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A +-----------2h3---3----2h3--2h3-------+-------------------------------------+
E +-------------------------------------+--0h1--1---0h1--0h1------------------+



ACOUSTIC GUITAR
E +----0-----------2---2---2------------+--2--2--2-2---0-----0-----0--0-0-0-0-+
B +----0-----------2---2---2------------+--2--2--2-2---0-----0-----0--0-0-0-0-+
F#+----1-----------2---2---2------------+--3--3--2-2---1-----1-----1--3-3-1-1-+
E +----0-----------2---2---2------------+--2--2--2-2---0-----0-----0--0-0-0-0-+
B +----2-----------2---2---2------------+--4--4--2-2---2-----2-----2--2-2-2-2-+
E +----0-----------2---2---2------------+--2--2--2-2---0-----0-----0--0-0-0-0-+
   

                   D                                    F
SOLO GUITAR
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A +----------------5---5---5------------+-------------------------------------+
E +----1--------------------------------+--------------1----1-----1-----------+

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





ACOUSTIC GUITAR
E +-0--0---0---0----0-------------------+----0--------------------------------+
B +-0--0---0---0----0-0-0----0---0------+-0--0--------------------------------+
F#+-3--3---1---1----0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0---+-0--1--------------------------------+
E +-0--0---0---0----0-0-0--2-0-2-0--2---+-0--0->>>----------------------------+
B +-2--2---2---2----0------0---0----0---+----2--------------------------------+
E +-0--0---0---0----0-------------------+----0--------------------------------+
  
   
                    C                        F
SOLO GUITAR
E +------------------8-----6----5----3--+-----1--1----1--1-------1------------+
B +-------------------------------------+---------------------------1---------+
G +--------------7/9----7----5----3-----+-0h2------2--------0h2---------------+
D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

BASS
G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A +---------------2h3-3--2h3--2h3-------+-------------------------------------+
E +-------------------------------------+--0h1--1---0h1--0h1------------------+




BRIDGE
ACOUSTIC GUITAR
E +-----2----2-2---2-2---2-2------------+---0-----0-0---0-0--0-0--------------+
B +-----0----0-0---0-0---0-0------------+---0-----0-0---0-0--0-0--------------+
F#+-----1----1-1---1-1---1-1------------+---0-----0-0---0-0--0-0--------------+
E +-----2----2-2---2-2---2-2------------+---4-----4-4---4-4--4-4--------------+
B +-----2----2-2---2-2---2-2------------+---4-----4-4---4-4--4-4--------------+
E +-----0----0-0---0-0---0-0------------+---0-----0-0---0-0--0-0--------------+

        G7sus4/A                            Am7/B
RHYTHM ELECTRIC
E +-----3----3-3---3-3---3-3------------+---0-----0-0---0-0--0-0--------------+
B +-----3----3-3---3-3---3-3------------+---1-----1-1---1-1--1-1--------------+
G +-----5----5-5---5-5---5-5------------+---0-----0-0---0-0--0-0--------------+
D +-----3----3-3---3-3---3-3------------+---2-----2-2---2-2--2-2--------------+
A +-----5----5-5---5-5---5-5------------+---2-----2-2---2-2--2-2--------------+
E +-----5----5-5---5-5---5-5------------+-------------------------------------+

SOLO GUITAR
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

BASS
G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A +-------------------------------------+---2----2-2---2----2-----------------+
E +-----5--5-5---5-----5----------------+-------------------------------------+


ACOUSTIC GUITAR
E +-----0----0-0---0-0---0-0------------+---0---0-0---0-0---0-0---------------+
B +-----2----2-2---2-2---2-2------------+---5---5-5---5-5---5-5---------------+
F#+-----1----1-1---1-1---1-1------------+---3---3-3---3-3---3-3---------------+
E +-----0----0-0---0-0---0-0------------+---2---2-2---2-2---2-2---------------+
B +-----2----2-2---2-2---2-2------------+---0---0-0---0-0---0-0---------------+
E +-----0----0-0---0-0---0-0------------+-------------------------------------+

        F/C                                 G7sus4/D
RHYTHM ELECTRIC
E +-----1----1-1---1-1---1-1------------+---3---3-3---3-3---3-3---------------+
B +-----1----1-1---1-1---1-1------------+---3---3-3---3-3---3-3---------------+
G +-----2----2-2---2-2---2-2------------+---5---5-5---5-5---5-5---------------+
D +-----3----3-3---3-3---3-3------------+---3---3-3---3-3---3-3---------------+
A +-----3----3-3---3-3---3-3------------+---5---5-5---5-5---5-5---------------+
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

SOLO GUITAR
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B +--------------13-15-15b17--15-13-15--+--------13-----15b17-15-13-15--------+
G +--------12/14------------------------+--12h14----14------------------------+
D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

BASS
G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A +----3----3-3---3-----3---------------+--5----5-5---5-----5-----------------+
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+





ACOUSTIC GUITAR
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B +----4---4-4-----4-4---4-4------------+-------------------------------------+
F#+----3---3-3-----3-3---3-3------------+-------------------------------------+
E +----2---2-2-----2-2---2-2------------+-------------------------------------+
B +----0---0-0-----0-0---0-0------------+-------------------------------------+
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
       
       G
RHYTHM ELECTRIC
E +----3---3-3-----3-3---3-3------------+-------------------------------------+
B +----3---3-3-----3-3---3-3------------+-------------------------------------+
G +----4---4-4-----4-4---4-4------------+-------------------------------------+
D +----5---5-5-----5-5---5-5------------+-------------------------------------+
A +----5---5-5-----5-5---5-5------------+-------------------------------------+
E +----3---3-3-----3-3---3-3------------+-------------------------------------+

SOLO GUITAR
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G +-15b17-15-13-15-15b17-15-13-15-13----+-------------------------------------+
D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

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


ACOUSTIC GUITAR
E +-----------------0-------------------+----0--------------------------------+
B +-----------------0-0-0----0---0------+-0--0--------------------------------+
F#+-----------------0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0---+-0--1--------------------------------+
E +-----------------0-0-0--2-0-2-0--2---+-0--0->>>----------------------------+
B +-----------------0------0---0----0---+----2--------------------------------+
E +-----------------0-------------------+----0--------------------------------+
  
   
                    C                        F
SOLO GUITAR
E +------------------8-----6----5----3--+-----1--1----1--1-------1------------+
B +-------------------------------------+---------------------------1---------+
G +--------------7/9----7----5----3-----+-0h2------2--------0h2---------------+
D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

BASS
G +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A +---------------2h3-3--2h3--2h3-------+-------------------------------------+
E +-------------------------------------+--0h1--1---0h1--0h1------------------+


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