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Allman Brothers tabs for Midnight rider

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There are few classic Southern Rock tunes that I enjoy, and
      this is one
      of them. It's an awesome tune. I would like to dedicate this
      transcription to Bruce Bryne, a former coworker, originally
      from
      Kentucky, who passed away circa 1997.
      He was a spitting image of Duane Allman, and was also in a
      motorcycle
      accident that same week!
      Bruce survived and had the scars to prove it.
      He was a drummer in his younger years who's band once opened
      for Heart,
      who was also starting out in the early 70's.
      Bruce was also a talented artist too. He drew for me SRV's
      "In Step"
      cover album in pencil, which hangs in my room to this day.
      Many have asked to buy it; it will never happen.
      Thanks for the memories, Bruce!

      The song is pretty straightforward. Nothing major to note.
      Listen to the song for exact rhythm of parts.

      Notation:  + = lower note full unison bend
              (7)= note held
            > = accent note
           * = full bend
            ^ = pre-bend

      Intro
      Acoustic
      A chord diagramE MajorE|------------|------------|------------|--------------|
      A chord diagramBB|----3----3--|----3----3--|----3----3--|------3----3--|
      A chord diagramG+G|---2-----2--|---2-----2--|---2-----2--|--2--2-----2--|
      A chord diagramD MajorD|--0---0--0--|--0---0--0--|--0---0--0--|----0---0--0--|
      A chord diagramA augmentedA|------------|------------|------------|--------------|
      A chord diagramE MajorE|------------|------------|------------|--------------|

      A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------|-----------------|---------------|
      A chord diagramBB|------3------3--|-3--------3---3--|------------3--|
      A chord diagramG+G|------2--2---2--|-2-----2--2---2--|-----2--2---2--|
      A chord diagramD MajorD|------0--0---0--|-------0--0---0--|-----0--0---0--|
      A chord diagramA augmentedA|--0-3------3----|---0-3------3----|-0-3------3----|
      A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------|-----------------|---------------|

      Well, I've got to run...
      A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------||
      A chord diagramBB|----------------||
      A chord diagramG+G|-----2--2----2--||
      A chord diagramD MajorD|-----0--0----0--||
      A chord diagramA augmentedA|-0-3-------3----||
      A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------||


      Rhy. Fig 1
      A chord diagramE MajorE||----------------|---------------|---------------|
      A chord diagramBB||-------------3--|------------3--|------------3--|
      A chord diagramG+G||@-----2--2---2--|-----2--2---2--|-----2--2---2--|
      A chord diagramD MajorD||@-----0--0---0--|-----0--0---0--|-----0--0---0--|
      A chord diagramA augmentedA||--0-3------3----|-0-3------3----|-0-3------3----|
      A chord diagramE MajorE||----------------|---------------|---------------|

      A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------|---------------|---------------|
      A chord diagramBB|------------3--|------------3--|------------3--|
      A chord diagramG+G|-----2--2---2--|-----2--2---2--|-----2--2---2--|
      A chord diagramD MajorD|-----0--0---0--|-----0--0---0--|-----0--0---0--|
      A chord diagramA augmentedA|-0-3------3----|-0-3------3----|-0-3------3----|
      A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------|---------------|---------------|


      (with Fill 1)
      A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------3--3--|-------------------------|
      A chord diagramBB|--3-----3-----3-----3--3--|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
      A chord diagramG+G|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
      A chord diagramD MajorD|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
      A chord diagramA augmentedA|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
      A chord diagramE MajorE|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|-------------------------|

      Fill 1
      A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------|-------------|-------------|
      A chord diagramBB|--5--(5)~~~--|--5--(5)~~~--|--7--(7)~~~--|
      A chord diagramG+G|--3+ (3)~~~--|--7+ (7)~~~--|--9+ (9)~~~--|
      A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------|-------------|-------------|
      A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------|-------------|-------------|
      A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------|-------------|-------------|

               (3d time) to Coda
      A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------|-----------------|------------------|
      A chord diagramBB|--------3---3--|-----------3--3--|--3--------3---3--|
      A chord diagramG+G|-----2--2---2--|-2-2-----3-2--2--|--2-----2--2---2--|
      A chord diagramD MajorD|-----0--0---0--|---------0-0--0--|--------0--0---0--|
      A chord diagramA augmentedA|-0-3------3----|-----0-3-----3---|----0-3------3----|
      A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------|-----------------|------------------|

      1, 2_______________
      A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------||
      A chord diagramBB|-3--------3-------||
      A chord diagramG+G|-2-----2--2---2--@||  
      A chord diagramD MajorD|-------0--0------@||
      A chord diagramA augmentedA|---0-3------------||
      A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------||


      SOLO (with Rhy. Fig 1)
      A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------|-10------------|-----10----|------10----10-10-|
      A chord diagramBB|-------------|----10---------|-----------|-10---10-10----10-|
      A chord diagramG+G|-------------|-------9^--7-9-|---7----9*-|--9+------9-----7-|
      A chord diagramD MajorD|--------7-9*-|---------------|-9---------|------------------|
      A chord diagramA augmentedA|------9------|---------------|-----------|------------------|
      A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------|---------------|-----------|------------------|


      A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------|-------|-10---10---------|
      A chord diagramBB|----- 10-10---10--(10)--|-10-10-|------------10---|
      A chord diagramG+G|-9-9*-------7-----------|-----7-|----9----9---9+--|
      A chord diagramD MajorD|------------------------|-------|-----------------|
      A chord diagramA augmentedA|------------------------|-------|-----------------|
      A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------|-------|-----------------|

                     (end Rhy Fig. 1)
      A chord diagramE MajorE|-------|-------|---------|-------------|
      A chord diagramBB|--10---|--10---|---------|-------------|
      A chord diagramG+G|---9---|---9---|-9-7-----|-------------|
      A chord diagramD MajorD|-------|-------|-----9---|-7-----------|
      A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------|-------|---------|---7-5--(5)--|
      A chord diagramE MajorE|-------|-------|---------|-------------|

      3 guitar parts here (Listen to song for exact rhythms)
      A chord diagramE MajorE|----------|-----------|----------------|------|---------|
      A chord diagramBB|----6*----|-----6^--5-|-6--8-6--5------|--6*--|--6^--5--|
      A chord diagramG+G|----------|-----------|------------7*--|------|---------|
      A chord diagramD MajorD|----------|-----------|----------------|------|---------|
      A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------|-----------|----------------|------|---------|
      A chord diagramE MajorE|----------|-----------|----------------|------|---------|
      |Guitar 1
      |
      A chord diagramE MajorE|----------|----12-13-|-15-15-15~~~-|----10-11-|-13-13-13-12~~~--|
      A chord diagramBB|----------|-13-------|-------------|-11-------|-----------------|
      A chord diagramG+G|----------|----------|-------------|----------|-----------------|
      A chord diagramD MajorD|----------|----------|-------------|----------|-----------------|
      A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------|----------|-------------|----------|-----------------|
      A chord diagramE MajorE|----------|----------|-------------|----------|-----------------|
      |Guitar 2
      |
      A chord diagramE MajorE||----------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
      A chord diagramBB||---5--5-5-|-5--5-5-|-5--5-5-|-5--5-5-|-3--3-3-|-3--3-3-|-3--3-3-|
      A chord diagramG+G||@--5--5-5-|-5--5-5-|-5--5-5-|-5--5-5-|-3--3-3-|-3--3-3-|-3--3-3-|
      A chord diagramD MajorD||@--5--5-5-|-5--5-5-|-5--5-5-|-5--5-5-|-3--3-3-|-3--3-3-|-3--3-3-|
      A chord diagramA augmentedA||---3--3-3-|-3--3-3-|-3--3-3-|-3--3-3-|-1--1-1-|-1--1-1-|-1--1-1-|
      A chord diagramE MajorE||-- > -----| > -----| > -----| > -----| > -----| > -----| >
      -----|
      Guitar 3 (acoustic)


      A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------|--------|------------|--------|--------|
      A chord diagramBB|--6--8-6--5------------|-6*~~~--|--6^---5----|--6~~~--|--5~~~--|
      A chord diagramG+G|------------7*--7^~~~--|--------|------------|--------|--------|
      A chord diagramD MajorD|-----------------------|--------|------------|--------|--------|
      A chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------------|--------|------------|--------|--------|
      A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------|--------|------------|--------|--------|
      |Guitar 1
      |
      A chord diagramE MajorE|----12-13-|15-15-15~~~-|----10-11-|-13-13-13-12~~~-|
      A chord diagramBB|-13-------|------------|-11-------|----------------|
      A chord diagramG+G|----------|------------|----------|----------------|
      A chord diagramD MajorD|----------|------------|----------|----------------|
      A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------|------------|----------|----------------|
      A chord diagramE MajorE|----------|------------|----------|----------------|
      |Guitar 2
      |
      A chord diagramE MajorE|---------||
      A chord diagramBB|-3--3-3--||
      A chord diagramG+G|-3--3-3-@||
      A chord diagramD MajorD|-3--3-3-@||
      A chord diagramA augmentedA|-1--1-1--||
      A chord diagramE MajorE| > ------||
      Guitar 3

      A chord diagramE MajorE|----------|-----------|
      A chord diagramBB|----------|-----------|
      A chord diagramG+G|--7~~~~~--|--5~~~~~~--|
      A chord diagramD MajorD|----------|-----------|
      A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------|-----------|
      A chord diagramE MajorE|----------|-----------|
      |Guitar 1
      |
      A chord diagramE MajorE|----12-13-|-15-15-15~~~--|-13-13~~~--|----------------------------|
      A chord diagramBB|-13-------|--------------|-----------|-3--3/7~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--|
      A chord diagramG+G|----------|--------------|-----------|-3--3/7~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--|
      A chord diagramD MajorD|----------|--------------|-----------|----------------------------|
      A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------|--------------|-----------|--(w/slide)-----------------|
      A chord diagramE MajorE|----------|--------------|-----------|----------------------------|
      |Guitar 2
      |
      A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------|-------------------------------------------------|
      A chord diagramBB|-----------------|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
      A chord diagramG+G|-----------------|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
      A chord diagramD MajorD|-----------------|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
      A chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------|-1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--|
      A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------|->-->-->-->-->-->-->-->-->-->-->-->-->-->-->-->--|
      Guitar 3(acoustic)


      [Guitar 3 begins with Rhy. Fig 1] (slight variation)


      [Play Rhy. Fig 1]
      3rd Verse
      And, I've gone..


      Coda
        not gonna let 'em catch me....
      A chord diagramE MajorE||----------|---------|---------|-----|--------|---------|
      A chord diagramBB||--3--3-3--|-3--3-3--|-3--3-3--|-3-3-|-5--5-5-|-5--5-5--|
      A chord diagramG+G||@-3--3-3--|-3--3-3--|-3--3-3--|-3-3-|-5--5-5-|-5--5-5--|
      A chord diagramD MajorD||@-5--5-5--|-5--5-5--|-5--5-5--|-5-5-|-5--5-5-|-5--5-5--|
      A chord diagramA augmentedA||--5--5-5--|-5--5-5--|-5--5-5--|-5-5-|-3--3-3-|-3--3-3--|
      A chord diagramE MajorE||--3--3-3--|-3--3-3--|-3--3-3--|-3-3-|--------|---------|


      A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------|-----------------|------------------||
      A chord diagramBB|--5--5--5--5--|-----------3--3--|-----------3--3---||
      A chord diagramG+G|--5--5--5--5--|-----2-2---2-----|-----2-2---2-----@||4x and fade
      A chord diagramD MajorD|--5--5--5--5--|-----0-0---0-----|-----0-0---0-----@||
      A chord diagramA augmentedA|--3--3--3--3--|-0-3-----3-------|-0-2-----3--------||
      A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------|-----------------|------------------||


      Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places
      of the soul.  "Plato"


      My other tabs:
      "Kontretanz" by Carulli
      "Through The Eyes of Eternity" by Michael Harris
      "Escape" Journey
      "Atomic Punk" Van Halen

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