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/ Neil Young / After The Gold Rush (1970) / Southern Man guitar tab

TITLE: SOUTHERN MAN
ALBUM: AFTER THE GOLDRUSH


SUBMITTED BY: Keith "Hang The DJ" McCarthy

NOTES:
This is the Dm version, from the recorded version on ATGR.
Solos tabbed by kb
Additional input from members of Rusted-Guitars (a team effort)

TUNING: Standard (EADGBE)

CHORDS:
Dm    xx0231	Bb    x13331
Gm    355333	Gm9   353335
G7    320001	Fmaj7 133210
A     x02220

KEY TO TAB:
=         sustain OR vibrato
0_3       hammer-on(h)/pull-off(p)
(0)       muted note/subtle note
\         slide down
/         slide up
.         staccato note
^         bend full
(11^)     pick whilst bent

INTRO/FILL EXAMPLE:
    Dm                      Bb    Gm     Gm9
E|------0h1---3p1-3p1----|--------3===--3-5--|
B|------3-----3---2---3--|--3-3-x-3===--3-3--|
G|--2---2---2-2---2---2--|--3-3-x-3===--3-3--|
D|--0---0---0-----0------|--3-3-x-5===--5----|
A|-----------------------|--1---x------------|
E|-----------------------|-------------------|

INTRO: (see example tab)
Dm / / / Bb / Gm Gm9 (play twice)

CHORUS:
Dm                  Fmaj7
Southern man better keep your head
Bb                     G7
Don't forget what your good book said
Dm                    Fmaj7
Southern change gonna come at last
Bb                   G7
Now your crosses are burning fast

FILL: (see example tab)
Dm / / / Bb / Gm Gm9
Southern Man
Dm / / / Bb / Gm Gm9

VERSE:
Dm               Bb    Gm    Gm9
I saw cotton and I saw black
Dm                      Bb     Gm     Gm9
Tall white mansions and little shacks
Dm                         Bb       Gm    Gm9
Southern man when will you pay them back?

A
I heard screamin' and bullwhips crackin'
A
How long, how long? Ho-o-ow long?

SOLO:
  Dm                             Bb               Gm       2x
||10------------+5-----------x-+-----------3====-(3)------(0)--||
||13^----(0)----+6----6--5---x-+-3---------3====--3--3----(0)--||
||:--------x----+7----7--7-----+-3---------3====--5^-5^(5)(0)-:||
||----------x---+--------------+-3---------3====---------------||
||--------------+--------------+-------x-------+---------------||
||--------------+--------------+------(0)------+---------------||

Dm                                        Bb
|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
|--------------------+-------10-----------+---------------------|
|--------------------+---8------12---12-x-12_10-10=====11_8-10-8
/10=============+10_8-10---10-------------+---------------------|

Gm                   Dm                                   etc...
|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
|--------------------+--10----------------+---------------------|
|-----------------10-10-10-10-10_12-10-12-10-12-10-12-10--------|
|-----------------10-12----12-------------+---------------------|
|-------8--8-10/12---+--------------------+---------------------|
10_8_10--10----------+--------------------+---------------------|

|---------------10---+10-10_13-13-_13-_13-+13--10----10----12--13
|-----------10----13-+10-10---------------+-----13--------------|
|---------10--12-----+--------------------+---------------------|
12-10-12-------------+--------------------+---------------------|
|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|

|-12--13--12---10---10==---13--12--10--13--12--10--13--12--10---|
|---------------+-13------x-----+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

|-10-12-13--10-12-13--10-12-13--10-12-13-13-13====13-12-10------|
13--------------+---------------+---------------+----------13---|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

Dm                                        Bb
|10----10---10----10--13------------------+----------------5----|
|--------13---13-----+---10\-8--6----8--6-+----------------6-6--|
|--------------------+------------7-------7-5-7==7====---7---7--|
|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|

Gm                   Dm
|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
|6-8-6-8---8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6--|
|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|

Bb(use pinky)        Gm                       Dm
|----10--------------+--------------------+---------------------|
|8^====-8_6---6^-----+--------------------+---------------------|
|-----------7-----7_5-7_5-7=-5757-57--5757======-----1012131313-|
|--------------------+--------------------+--------12-----------|
|--------------------+--------------------+-------12------------|
|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|

|--------------------10----10--10-13=================--13---10--|
|--------------------10--13--13-----------+---------------------|
1210-----------10-12-+--------------------+---------------------|
|--1210-12===-x------+--------------------+---------------------|
|------------x-------+--------------------+---------------------|
|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|

Dm                              Bb              Gm
|---10==========+--10-----------+---------------+---------------|
13--------------+-----13-10====-+10-------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+12---12_10-----|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+-----------12===
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

Dm                              Bb              Gm
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+-----133-131-etc.
=====================-----------+---------------+----2---2---2--|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

Dm                              Bb              Gm
|---------------+---------------+1------1_3-----+-----------0_1==
|This is haphazard of Dm      --+-----------1---+1_3---1_3------|
|notes with random hammer-ons --+---------------+x--------------|
|and pull-offs, microbends    --+---------------+---------------|
|and the kitchen sink...      --+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

Dm                              Bb              Gm
=---0_1--0-1_0-1_0--1-0-1-3--0_1-3--1-0----1--3-+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+------3-0-----3+-13131-_3-_3-_3|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

Dm                              Bb              Gm
|---------------+-------------01-3--1--0---1===0----3==1===0===-|
3==----3==------+--------0-13---+--------3------+-3==-----------|
|----0---1====--+-------2-------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

Dm                              Bb              Gm
|---------------+--------------1+---3-----3---1-+---------------|
|3=========================1_3=--3--------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|18.------------+15.------------+18.----15.-----+15.--15.--15.--|
|20.------------+17.------------+20.----17.-----+17.--17.--17.--|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
15.--15.--15.--15.--15.--15.--15.-----15.---x---x---------------|
17.--17.--17.--17.--17.--17.--17.-----17.----x--17--------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------17^=============|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

CHORUS

VERSE:
Lily Bell your hair is golden brown
I've seen your black man comin' down
Swear by God I'm gonna cut him down
I heard screamin' and bullwhips crackin' and
How long, how long? Ho-o-ow long?

SOLO II:
Dm                              Bb             Gm
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|15-------------+15-----15------+17----18----18-+-18--18--18----|
|17^------------+17^----17^-----+19^---20^---20^+-20^-20^-20^---|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

...32 bars more of SOLO II to be continued (some day)...

OUTRO:
Dm                              Bb              Gm
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|15---15---15---+15---15---15---+15---15---15---+15---15---15---|
|17---17---17---+17---17---17---+17---17---17---+17---17---17---|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

Dm                              Bb              Gm
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|15---15---15---+15---15---15---+15---15---15---+15---15---15---|
|17---17---17---+17---17---17---+17---17---17---+17---17---17---|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

Dm                              Bb              Gm
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|15---15---15---+15---15---15---+15---15---15---+15---15---15---|
|17---17---17---+17---17---17---+17---17---17---+17---17---17---|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

FADE OUT...
Dm                              Bb              Gm
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|20^--20^--20^--+20^------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|----------19---+19-------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|


Neil Young albums
2003 Greendale
2002 Are You Passionate?
2000 Silver & Gold
1996 Broken Arrow
1995 Mirror Ball
1994 Sleeps With Angels
1992 Harvest Moon
1990 Ragged Glory
1989 Freedom
1988 This Note's for You
1987 Life
1985 Old Ways
1983 Trans
1981 Re-ac-tor
1980 Hawks & Doves
1979 Rust Never Sleeps
1975 Zuma
1975 Tonight's the Night
1972 Harvest
1970 After The Gold Rush
1969 Neil Young
1969 Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
After The Gold Rush tabs
01Tell Me Why tabbass tab
02After The Gold Rush tabbass tab
03Only Love Can Break Your Heart tabbass tab
04Southern Man tabbass tab
05Till The Morning Comes tabbass tab
06Oh,Lonesome Me tabbass tab
07Don't Let It Bring You Down tabbass tab
08Birds tabbass tab
09When You Dance You Can Really Love tabbass tab
10I Believe In You tabbass tab
11Cripple Creek Ferry tabbass tab

 

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