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/ Guns N' Roses / Use Your Illusion Vol. 2 (1991) / Knockin' On Heaven's Door guitar tab

GNR - Knockin' on Heaven's Door

Tuned half step down

fill 2 (used on intro and verses)
  G5            D                C
|-3---3--------------2-0-------|-----------------0--------------------|
|-3-----3---3------3-----3---3-|----------1--------------1------------|
|-0-------0------2---------2---|-0------0---0----------0---0-0------0-|
|-0------------0---------------|-0h2----------2------2-------0h2------|
|------------------------------|------3---------------------------3---|
|-3----------------------------|--------------------------------------|

fill 1 (used only in verses)
  G5              D                  Am
|-3--------------2-------2-0-------|-0-------------0----------------------|
|-3---3-------3--3-------3-------0-|-1----0h1-------------1---------------|
|-0---0-----0----2----2-------2----|-2--2-----2---------2---2------0---0--|
|-0---0-----0----0----0------------|-2----------2-----2-------0h2----2----|
|----------------------------------|-0------------------------------------|
|-3--------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

Song goes like this:

Intro: Twice with picking fill 2  G5 D C
       Twice just power chords    G5 D C

Verse 1 (with fill 1)
G5         D               Am
Mamma take this badge from me

        (with fill 2)
G5         D         C
I can't use it anymore

        (with fill 1)
G5                D             Am
It's getting dark, too dark to see

        (with fill 2)
G5             D                       C
Feels like I'm knockin' on heaven's door

Chorus:
G5            D5                     C5
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door,
C5
Hey, hey, hey, hey, yeah
G5            D5                     C5
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door,
C5
(no lyrics)
G5                 D5                     C5
Ooh, knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
C5
Ooh yeah
G5            D5                     C5
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
C5
Hey, hey, hey, hey, yeah

 Solo 1: (over G D and C chords)
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------15fb----------------------------------|
|-12-14fb-14p12-14---------14-12-12~~~----------------12---|
|------------------------------------------13/14-----------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------15----|
|-15/17--15---13p12-13/15--13p12---13p12-----------12-13----13-|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------14~~~----------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------15-17fb--17--17fb--17fb--15----20fb-20p19-20-|
|12~~~---15/17----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|

|-19-20fb--20-20-20------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------17~~~------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------19fb-19-19fb-19--------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------19fb-19-19fb-19----------|
|----------------------------------------------------------17--17--|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|

 Solo 2:
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|--19b~~~~~~~r-19---19brp17-19-1717----20-17--20-17br---|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------16---18b-18p16-|
|-1517--1517--------1517---------------13--16-----------|
|-----------------------------------/13-----------------|
|-----17----19br1719----19br19br17----------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

|-16-18p16-16-20-19-20-22b-20-19-20-22b--20-19-20-22b-22b-22b---------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------20-22b--|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--20-22br-20-22-22b-20-22-20--20~~---20-19----19br-17-19-17-17--|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2017--17~~15~~12~~~~~~-----------------------------------------|
|------------------------12~--11~---11br-9~---7--5/4-------------|
|----------------------------------------------------5-----------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|

   Solo 2 (another version)
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------20~~~~-20--19~~--19b(20)r19---17-19p17-17~~--20-15b(17)--20---|
|----17---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------17------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------15-----------------------15----------------------|
|-15b(17)r(15)--13-15-12~~~---15--10b(12)r10----------15----10/12---10/12---|
|---------------------------------------------12/14-------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------15------17/19---17p15h17p15---20p19-20b(22)--20p19-20b(22)-|
|-------------15----15------------------------------------------------------|
|-12~~~--14/16--------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                  (Hold bend)
|20p19-20-22b(24)-22b(24)-----------22--------------------------------------|
|-------------------------20-22b(24)--22-r22--20--22pb(24)r22b(24)r22-20----|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-20~~-20-19-19b(20)r19--17--19p17--17~---20--15b(17)---20-----15b(17)--13--|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-15-12~~-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------12~~~--11~~~-11b(12)r11/9--9~~~------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------12~~9b(10)r9------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------10--------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Notation:
h - hammer on
p - pull off
/ - slide
~ - vibrato
b - bend; number in brackets shows the target fret
r - release bend back to initial fret after bend



Guns N' Roses albums
1999 G N' R Lies
1993 The Spaghetti Incident?
1991 Use Your Illusion Vol. 2
1991 Use Your Illusion Vol. 1
1988 Lies
1987 Appetite For Destruction
Use Your Illusion Vol. 2 tabs
01Civil War tabbass tab
0214 Years tabbass tab
03Yesterdays tabbass tab
04Knockin' On Heaven's Door tabbass tab
05Get In The Ring tabbass tab
06Shotgun Blues tabbass tab
07Breakdown tabbass tab
08Pretty Tied Up tabbass tab
09Locomotive tabbass tab
10So Fine tabbass tab
11Estranged tabbass tab
12You Could Be Mine tabbass tab
13Don't Cry tabbass tab

 

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