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Subject: TAB:  "American Woman" (Writen by the Guess Who; Performed by Lenny Kravitz)
This song appears on Lenny Kravitz's rerelease of 5, as well as the Austin Powers II: The Spy Who Shagged Me soundtrack.


NOTES: This song was an origional hit in the 80's by the Guess Who. It is played in Standard tuning (eBGDAE). Lenny Kravitz uses a distortion box for his version. Later on in the song a Crybaby Wah comes in to use as well. I use a Danelectro Fab ToneĻ. During the solo everything is dropped down one fret. I will work on the solo and re-post this tab. I am posting the tab without the solo to have it available as quickly as possible.

~American Woman~
-----------------
  ~Lenny Kravitz~

 
Key:
------
h... hammer-on
p... pull-off
x... mute the string
-----



 
w/distortion
       C5 																												C5
e-------------------|--------------|-------------------|------------------------|
B-------------------|--------------|-------------------|--x-x-8h10p8------------|
G---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--------------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--x-x-8h10p8------------| 
D---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|-------0------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|------------------------|
A---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|--------------|---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|------------------------|
E-------------------|--3h6---------|-------------------|------------------------|

																					
"Uhh!.."			

       C5 																												C5
e-------------------|--------------|-------------------|------------------------|
B-------------------|--------------|-------------------|--x-x-8h10p8------------|
G---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--------------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--x-x-8h10p8------------| 
D---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|-------0------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|------------------------|
A---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|--------------|---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|------------------------|
E-------------------|--3h6---------|-------------------|------------------------|

																																																						       "American woman...


       C5 																												C5
e-------------------|--------------|-------------------|------------------------|
B-------------------|--------------|-------------------|--x-x-8h10p8------------|
G---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--------------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--x-x-8h10p8------------| 
D---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|-------0------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|------------------------|
A---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|--------------|---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|------------------------|
E-------------------|--3h6---------|-------------------|------------------------|

Stay away from me...                                                      American woman...

       C5 																												C5
e-------------------|--------------|-------------------|------------------------|
B-------------------|--------------|-------------------|--x-x-8h10p8------------|
G---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--------------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--x-x-8h10p8------------| 
D---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|-------0------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|------------------------|
A---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|--------------|---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|------------------------|
E-------------------|--3h6---------|-------------------|------------------------|

Mama let me be...

      																											
e--------------------|--------------|--------------------|------------------------|
B--------------------|--------------|--------------------|------------------------|
G--------------------|--------------|--------------------|------------------------| 
D--------------------|--------------|--------------------|------------------------|
A--------------------|--------------|--------------------|------------------------|
E--------------------|--------------|--------------------|------------------------|

Don't come hangin'  'round my door.  I don't wanna see your face no more.  
I  got more important things to do than spend my time goin' on with you. 

       C5 																												C5
e-------------------|--------------|-------------------|------------------------|
B-------------------|--------------|-------------------|--x-x-8h10p8------------|
G---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--------------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--x-x-8h10p8------------| 
D---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|-------0------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|------------------------|
A---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|--------------|---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|------------------------|
E-------------------|--3h6---------|-------------------|------------------------|

Now woman...    									           	stay away...

       C5 																												C5
e-------------------|--------------|-------------------|------------------------|
B-------------------|--------------|-------------------|--x-x-8h10p8------------|
G---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--------------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--x-x-8h10p8------------| 
D---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|-------0------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|------------------------|
A---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|--------------|---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|------------------------|
E-------------------|--3h6---------|-------------------|------------------------|

American woman...						             listen what I say...

       																												
e-----------------|--------------|----------|-----------------|--------------|
B-----------------|--------------|----------|-----------------|--------------|
G---5---5-5-------|---5---5-5----|----------|---5---5-5-------|---5---5-5----| 
D---5---5-5-------|---5---5-5----|-------0--|---5---5-5-------|---5---5-5----|
A---3---3-3-------|---3---3-3----|----------|---3---3-3-------|---3---3-3----|
E-----------------|--------------|--3h6-----|---------------- |--------------|

       C5 																												C5
e-------------------|--------------|-------------------|------------------------|
B-------------------|--------------|-------------------|--x-x-8h10p8------------|
G---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--------------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--x-x-8h10p8------------| 
D---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|-------0------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|------------------------|
A---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|--------------|---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|------------------------|
E-------------------|--3h6---------|-------------------|------------------------|

American woman...										get away from me...

       C5 																												C5
e-------------------|--------------|-------------------|------------------------|
B-------------------|--------------|-------------------|--x-x-8h10p8------------|
G---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--------------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--x-x-8h10p8------------| 
D---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|-------0------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|------------------------|
A---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|--------------|---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|------------------------|
E-------------------|--3h6---------|-------------------|------------------------|

American woman...										mama let me be...


e--------------------|--------------|--------------------|------------------------|
B--------------------|--------------|--------------------|------------------------|
G--------------------|--------------|--------------------|------------------------| 
D--------------------|--------------|--------------------|------------------------|
A--------------------|--------------|--------------------|------------------------|
E--------------------|--------------|--------------------|------------------------|

Don't come knockin' at my door. I don't wanna see your shadow no more. Goodnights can hypnotize. 


       C5 																												C5
e-------------------|--------------|-------------------|------------------------|
B-------------------|--------------|-------------------|--x-x-8h10p8------------|
G---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--------------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--x-x-8h10p8------------| 
D---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|-------0------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|------------------------|
A---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|--------------|---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|------------------------|
E-------------------|--3h6---------|-------------------|------------------------|


Now woman...																									get away...

       C5 																												C5
e-------------------|--------------|-------------------|------------------------|
B-------------------|--------------|-------------------|--x-x-8h10p8------------|
G---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--------------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--x-x-8h10p8------------| 
D---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|-------0------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|------------------------|
A---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|--------------|---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|------------------------|
E-------------------|--3h6---------|-------------------|------------------------|

American woman...									listen what i say...

   
~The solo is played over this next part. This guitar is played in the background. 
I will post the tab for the solo later. 
If you would like to get it sooner, email me. 
Also, notice that this part, for the first two riffs,  
is the same main riff, played one fret lower (Drew14243@Hotmail.Com):~
   
       B5 					B5
e-------------------|--------------|-------------------|------------------------|
B-------------------|--------------|-------------------|--x-x-7h9p7-------------|
G---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-|--------------|---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-|--x-x-7h9p7-------------| 
D---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-|--------------|---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-|------------------------|
A---2-2-2-2-2---2-2-|------4-------|---2-2-2-2-2---2-2-|------------------------|
E-------------------|--2h5---------|-------------------|------------------------|


       B5 																												B5
e-------------------|--------------|-------------------|------------------------|
B-------------------|--------------|-------------------|--x-x-7h9p7-------------|
G---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-|--------------|---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-|--x-x-7h9p7-------------| 
D---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-|--------------|---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-|------------------------|
A---2-2-2-2-2---2-2-|------4-------|---2-2-2-2-2---2-2-|------------------------|
E-------------------|--2h5---------|-------------------|------------------------|



       C5 																												C5
e-------------------|--------------|-------------------|------------------------|
B-------------------|--------------|-------------------|--x-x-8h10p8------------|
G---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--------------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--x-x-8h10p8------------| 
D---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|-------0------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|------------------------|
A---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|--------------|---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|------------------------|
E-------------------|--3h6---------|-------------------|------------------------|

  
     C5 																												C5
e-------------------|--------------|-------------------|------------------------|
B-------------------|--------------|-------------------|--x-x-8h10p8------------|
G---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--------------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--x-x-8h10p8------------| 
D---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|-------0------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|------------------------|
A---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|--------------|---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|------------------------|
E-------------------|--3h6---------|-------------------|------------------------|


***This     is     where     the     solo     comes     to     an     end.***
       
				C5 																												C5
e-------------------|--------------|-------------------|------------------------|
B-------------------|--------------|-------------------|--x-x-8h10p8------------|
G---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--------------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--x-x-8h10p8------------| 
D---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|-------0------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|------------------------|
A---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|--------------|---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|------------------------|
E-------------------|--3h6---------|-------------------|------------------------|

"Uhh!.."			

       C5 																												C5
e-------------------|--------------|-------------------|------------------------|
B-------------------|--------------|-------------------|--x-x-8h10p8------------|
G---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--------------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--x-x-8h10p8------------| 
D---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|-------0------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|------------------------|
A---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|--------------|---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|------------------------|
E-------------------|--3h6---------|-------------------|------------------------|

																																																						       American woman...

       C5 																												C5
e-------------------|--------------|-------------------|------------------------|
B-------------------|--------------|-------------------|--x-x-8h10p8------------|
G---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--------------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--x-x-8h10p8------------| 
D---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|-------0------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|------------------------|
A---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|--------------|---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|------------------------|
E-------------------|--3h6---------|-------------------|------------------------|

																										I said get away....  						American woman...			


       C5 																												C5
e-------------------|--------------|-------------------|------------------------|
B-------------------|--------------|-------------------|--x-x-8h10p8------------|
G---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--------------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--x-x-8h10p8------------| 
D---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|-------0------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|------------------------|
A---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|--------------|---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|------------------------|
E-------------------|--3h6---------|-------------------|------------------------|

																										listen  what i say...

e------------------------------|-------------------|---------------------------|
B------------------------------|-------------------|---------------------------|
G------------------------------|---5-5-5-5---5-5---|---------------------------| 
D------------------------------|---5-5-5-5---5-5---|---------------------------|
A------------------------------|---3-3-3-3---3-3---|---------------------------|
E------------------------------|-------------------|---------------------------|

Don't come hangin' 'round my door.    I dont see your face no more.	I don't need your war machines.


       C5 																												
e-------------------|
B-------------------|
G---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|
D---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|
A---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|
E-------------------|

		I don't need your ghetto scenes. Goodnights can hypnotize. 

       C5 																											C5
e-------------------|--------------|-------------------|------------------------|
B-------------------|--------------|-------------------|--x-x-8h10p8------------|
G---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--------------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--x-x-8h10p8------------| 
D---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|-------0------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|------------------------|
A---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|--------------|---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|------------------------|
E-------------------|--3h6---------|-------------------|------------------------|

Now woman...										get away...

       
			C5 																												C5
e--------------------|--------------|--------------------|------------------------|
B--------------------|--------------|--------------------|--x-x-8h10p8------------|
G---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--------------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--x-x-8h10p8------------| 
D---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|-------0------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|------------------------|
A---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|--------------|---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|------------------------|
E--------------------|--3h6---------|--------------------|------------------------|

American woman....                                listen what I say...


       C5 																												C5
e-------------------|--------------|-------------------|------------------------|
B-------------------|--------------|-------------------|--x-x-8h10p8------------|
G---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--------------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--x-x-8h10p8------------| 
D---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|-------0------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|------------------------|
A---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|--------------|---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|------------------------|
E-------------------|--3h6---------|-------------------|------------------------|

American woman...									stay away from me...

       
			C5 																												C5
e-------------------|--------------|-------------------|------------------------|
B-------------------|--------------|-------------------|--x-x-8h10p8------------|
G---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--------------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|--x-x-8h10p8------------| 
D---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|-------0------|---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|------------------------|
A---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|--------------|---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|------------------------|
E-------------------|--3h6---------|-------------------|------------------------|

American woman...										mama let me be...
        
				C5            D5 C5                          C5            D5 C5
e-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
B-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
G---5-x-x-x-x-7-5-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-5-x-x-x-x-7-5---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
D---5-x-x-x-x-7-5-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-5-x-x-x-x-7-5---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
A---3-x-x-x-x-5-3-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-3-x-x-x-x-5-3---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
E-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|

I gotta go...									I gotta get away...


        C5            D5 C5                          C5            D5 C5
e-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
B-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
G---5-x-x-x-x-7-5-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-5-x-x-x-x-7-5---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
D---5-x-x-x-x-7-5-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-5-x-x-x-x-7-5---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
A---3-x-x-x-x-5-3-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-3-x-x-x-x-5-3---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
E-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|

Babe I gotta go....                                 I'm gonna fly away...

        C5            D5 C5                          C5            D5 C5
e-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
B-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
G---5-x-x-x-x-7-5-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-5-x-x-x-x-7-5---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
D---5-x-x-x-x-7-5-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-5-x-x-x-x-7-5---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
A---3-x-x-x-x-5-3-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-3-x-x-x-x-5-3---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
E-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|

I'm gonna leave you woman..              I'm gonna leave you woman...


        C5            D5 C5                          C5            D5 C5
e-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
B-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
G---5-x-x-x-x-7-5-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-5-x-x-x-x-7-5---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
D---5-x-x-x-x-7-5-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-5-x-x-x-x-7-5---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
A---3-x-x-x-x-5-3-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-3-x-x-x-x-5-3---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
E-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|

I'm gonna leave you woman...              I'm gonna leave you woman...


        C5            D5 C5                          C5            D5 C5
e-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
B-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
G---5-x-x-x-x-7-5-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-5-x-x-x-x-7-5---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
D---5-x-x-x-x-7-5-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-5-x-x-x-x-7-5---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
A---3-x-x-x-x-5-3-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-3-x-x-x-x-5-3---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
E-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|


Bye- bye...                                         Bye -bye...

        C5            D5 C5                          C5            D5 C5
e-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
B-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
G---5-x-x-x-x-7-5-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-5-x-x-x-x-7-5---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
D---5-x-x-x-x-7-5-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-5-x-x-x-x-7-5---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
A---3-x-x-x-x-5-3-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-3-x-x-x-x-5-3---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
E-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|

Bye -bye...  									Bye -bye...

        C5            D5 C5                          C5            D5 C5
e-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
B-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
G---5-x-x-x-x-7-5-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-5-x-x-x-x-7-5---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
D---5-x-x-x-x-7-5-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-5-x-x-x-x-7-5---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
A---3-x-x-x-x-5-3-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-3-x-x-x-x-5-3---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
E-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|

You're no good for me...                    I'm no good for you...


        C5            D5 C5                          C5            D5 C5
e-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
B-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
G---5-x-x-x-x-7-5-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-5-x-x-x-x-7-5---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
D---5-x-x-x-x-7-5-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-5-x-x-x-x-7-5---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
A---3-x-x-x-x-5-3-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-3-x-x-x-x-5-3---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
E-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|

I'll look you right straight in the eye, and tell you what I'm gonna do.


        C5            D5 C5                          C5            D5 C5
e-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
B-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
G---5-x-x-x-x-7-5-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-5-x-x-x-x-7-5---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
D---5-x-x-x-x-7-5-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-5-x-x-x-x-7-5---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
A---3-x-x-x-x-5-3-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-3-x-x-x-x-5-3---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
E-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|

I'm gonna leave you woman...  					You know I gotta go...

	
        C5            D5 C5                          C5            D5 C5
e-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
B-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
G---5-x-x-x-x-7-5-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-5-x-x-x-x-7-5---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
D---5-x-x-x-x-7-5-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-5-x-x-x-x-7-5---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
A---3-x-x-x-x-5-3-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-3-x-x-x-x-5-3---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
E-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|

I'm gonna leave you woman...  							I gotta go...

        C5            D5 C5                          C5            D5 C5
e-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
B-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
G---5-x-x-x-x-7-5-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-5-x-x-x-x-7-5---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
D---5-x-x-x-x-7-5-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-5-x-x-x-x-7-5---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
A---3-x-x-x-x-5-3-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-3-x-x-x-x-5-3---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
E-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|

I gotta go...

I gotta go... American woman... yeah...




E-mail me if you have any questions or comments at all. There is a line of lyrics missing... 
After "Goodnights can hypnotize", comes another line. 
If you know what comes after that, please e-mail me and I will update it. Enjoy.



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