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/ Lenny Kravitz / 5 (1998) / American Woman guitar tab


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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                                                       Drew Horowitz									                   
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Lenny Kravitz albums
2004 Baptism
2001 Lenny
2000 Greatest Hits
1998 5
1995 Circus
1993 Are You Gonna Go My Way?
1991 Mama Said
1989 Let Love Rule
5 tabs
03I Belong to You tabbass tab
04Black Velveteen tabbass tab
05If You Can't Say No tabbass tab
07Take Time tabbass tab
08Fly Away tabbass tab
10Straight Cold Player tabbass tab
11Little Girl's Eyes tabbass tab
13Can We Find a Reason tabbass tab
14American Woman tabbass tab

 

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