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SPINNING WHEEL

As recorded by Blood, Sweat & Tears
(From the 1969 Album BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS)

Words and Music by David Clayton-Thomas

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E chord diagramEE A chord diagramAA D chord diagramDD G chord diagramGG B chord diagramBB E chord diagramEE) - 'Horns'
Gtr II (E chord diagramEE A chord diagramAA D chord diagramDD G chord diagramGG B chord diagramBB E chord diagramEE) - 'Calliope'


 Intro                                           1st Verse
  Q=96
  Csus4 chord diagramCsus4Csus4       D7 chord diagramD7D7+9
 4/4
  Gtr I (Horns arr. for Gtr.)
   W           s  s  s  s  E chord diagramEE  s  s  s  E chord diagramEE.  E chord diagramEE E chord diagramEE    W          W
|-----------|-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13--13---||----------|------|
|-----------|-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13--13---||----------|------|
|-10--------|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11--11---||----------|------|
|-10--------|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--12---||----------|------|
|-----------|----------------------------------||----------|------|
|-----------|----------------------------------||----------|------|


  W          W          W          W
|----------|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|----------|------|


                           2nd Verse
  D7 chord diagramD7D7/F# chord diagramF#F#                        G chord diagramGG/D chord diagramDD    F#m chord diagramF#mF#m/C# chord diagramC#C#   F chord diagramFF/C chord diagramCC   N.C.
   Q  Q  H chord diagramHH      W           Q   Q  Q   Q    Q   Q  E chord diagramEE  S.  T  S  E chord diagramEE.
|-22----------|----------||---------------|------------------------|
|-22----------|----------||----12-----10--|----10--------------11--|
|-------------|----------||----12-----11--|----10-----------12-10--|
|-22----------|----------||----12-----11--|----10----12--14--------|
|-21----------|----------||---------------|------------------------|
|-------------|----------||---------------|------------------------|


     G chord diagramGG/D chord diagramDD    F#m chord diagramF#mF#m/C# chord diagramC#C#   F chord diagramFF/C chord diagramCC           G chord diagramGG/D chord diagramDD    F#m chord diagramF#mF#m/C# chord diagramC#C#   F chord diagramFF/C chord diagramCC   N.C.
  Q   Q  Q   Q    Q   Q  H chord diagramHH      Q   Q  Q   Q    Q   Q  E chord diagramEE  S.  T  S  E chord diagramEE.
|---------------|-------------|---------------|------------------------|
|----12-----10--|----10-------|----12-----10--|----10--------------11--|
|----12-----11--|----10-------|----12-----11--|----10-----------12-10--|
|----12-----11--|----10-------|----12-----11--|----10----12--14--------|
|---------------|-------------|---------------|------------------------|
|---------------|-------------|---------------|------------------------|


                              Bridge
               Csus4 chord diagramCsus4Csus4
  W          E chord diagramEE  E chord diagramEE  +H.         W          W
|----------|----------------||----------|------|
|----------|----------------||----------|------|
|----------|---10-(10)------||----------|------|
|----------|---10-(10)------||----------|------|
|----------|----------------||----------|------|
|----------|----------------||----------|------|


                        Em chord diagramEmEm/D chord diagramDD        Dm chord diagramDmDm/C chord diagramCC
  W          W           W           W
|----------|----------|-----------|-------|
|----------|----------|-17--------|-15----|
|----------|----------|-12--------|--7----|
|----------|----------|-14--------|-15----|
|----------|----------|-17--------|-15----|
|----------|----------|-----------|-------|


  C#5 chord diagramC#5C#5/A# chord diagramA#A#                Cm chord diagramCmCm          Dm chord diagramDmDm
  W          W           W           H chord diagramHH.      Q
|----------|----------|-----------|-------------|
|----------|----------|-----------|-------------|
|-8--------|----------|--8--------|-10----------|
|-8--------|----------|-10--------|-12----------|
|----------|----------|-----------|-------------|
|----------|----------|-----------|-------------|


  C chord diagramCC                        Dsus2 chord diagramDsus2Dsus2
   W          H chord diagramHH.      Q     W           +W
|-----------|------------|-----------|---------|
|-----------|------------|-----------|---------|
|--9--------|-7----------|--9--------|--(9)----|
|-10--------|------------|-12--------|-(12)----|
|-----------|------------|-----------|---------|
|-----------|------------|-----------|---------|


                 Ebsus2/C chord diagramCC
                              |--3--|  |--3--|
   +H.      Q     e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e
|--------------|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|
|--------------|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|
|--(9)---------|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
|-(12)---------|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
|--------------|-------------------------------|
|--------------|-------------------------------|


  Ebsus4/F chord diagramFF
   s  s  s  s  E chord diagramEE  s  s  s  E chord diagramEE.  E chord diagramEE E chord diagramEE
|-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16--16---|
|-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16--16---|
|-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15--15---|
|-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15--15---|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|


             3rd Verse
                 G chord diagramGG/D chord diagramDD    F#m chord diagramF#mF#m/C# chord diagramC#C#   F chord diagramFF/C chord diagramCC   N.C.               G chord diagramGG/D chord diagramDD    F#m chord diagramF#mF#m/C# chord diagramC#C#
  W           Q   Q  Q   Q    Q   Q  E chord diagramEE  S.  T  S  E chord diagramEE.   Q   Q  Q   Q
|----------||---------------|------------------------|---------------|
|----------||----12-----10--|----10--------------11--|----12-----10--|
|----------||----12-----11--|----10-----------12-10--|----12-----11--|
|----------||----12-----11--|----10----12--14--------|----12-----11--|
|----------||---------------|------------------------|---------------|
|----------||---------------|------------------------|---------------|


     F chord diagramFF/C chord diagramCC           G chord diagramGG/D chord diagramDD    F#m chord diagramF#mF#m/C# chord diagramC#C#   F chord diagramFF/C chord diagramCC   N.C.
  Q   Q  H chord diagramHH      Q   Q  Q   Q    Q   Q  E chord diagramEE  S.  T  S  E chord diagramEE.   W
|-------------|---------------|------------------------|------|
|----10-------|----12-----10--|----10--------------11--|------|
|----10-------|----12-----11--|----10-----------12-10--|------|
|----10-------|----12-----11--|----10----12--14--------|------|
|-------------|---------------|------------------------|------|
|-------------|---------------|------------------------|------|


                       Interlude
    D7 chord diagramD7D7+9
  E chord diagramEE  E chord diagramEE  +Q    +H        W          W          W
|---13-(13)--(13)----||----------|----------|------|
|---13-(13)--(13)----||----------|----------|------|
|---11-(11)--(11)----||----------|----------|------|
|---12-(12)--(12)----||----------|----------|------|
|--------------------||----------|----------|------|
|--------------------||----------|----------|------|


             Trumpet Solo
              Q=192(8=s8)
  W            Wx15
|----------||----------|
|----------||----------|
|----------||----------|
|----------||----------|
|----------||----------|
|----------||----------|


             G5 chord diagramG5G5/G# chord diagramG#G#
  W           Q  E chord diagramEE  E chord diagramEE  +H        +W            +W
|----------|-15----15-(15)----|-(15)--------|-(15)----|
|----------|-15----15-(15)----|-(15)--------|-(15)----|
|----------|-13----13-(13)----|-(13)--------|-(13)----|
|----------|------------------|-------------|---------|
|----------|------------------|-------------|---------|
|----------|------------------|-------------|---------|


                 F#5 chord diagramF#5F#5/G chord diagramGG
   +H.      Q     Q  E chord diagramEE  E chord diagramEE  +H        +W            +W
|-(15)---------|-14----14-(14)----|-(14)--------|-(14)----|
|-(15)---------|-14----14-(14)----|-(14)--------|-(14)----|
|-(13)---------|-12----12-(12)----|-(12)--------|-(12)----|
|--------------|------------------|-------------|---------|
|--------------|------------------|-------------|---------|
|--------------|------------------|-------------|---------|


                 F5 chord diagramF5F5/F# chord diagramF#F#
   +H.      Q     Q  E chord diagramEE  E chord diagramEE  +H        +W            +H     H chord diagramHH
|-(14)---------|-13----13-(13)----|-(13)--------|-(13)---------||
|-(14)---------|-13----13-(13)----|-(13)--------|-(13)---------||
|-(12)---------|-11----11-(11)----|-(11)--------|-(11)---------||
|--------------|------------------|-------------|--------------||
|--------------|------------------|-------------|--------------||
|--------------|------------------|-------------|--------------||


 4th Verse
  Q=96
     G chord diagramGG/Ab chord diagramAbAb  F#m chord diagramF#mF#m/G chord diagramGG      F chord diagramFF/F# chord diagramF#F#  N.C.               G chord diagramGG/Ab chord diagramAbAb  F#m chord diagramF#mF#m/G chord diagramGG      F chord diagramFF/F# chord diagramF#F#
            ~~~                                       ~~~
  Q   Q  E chord diagramEE  Q.     Q   Q  E chord diagramEE  S.  T  S  E chord diagramEE.   Q   Q  E chord diagramEE  Q.     Q   Q  H chord diagramHH
|----19----17----|----17-----------15-18--|----19----17----|----17-------|
|----20----19----|----18----15--17----18--|----20----19----|----18-------|
|----19----18----|----17-----------12-----|----19----18----|----17-------|
|----18----17----|----16----12--14----15--|----18----17----|----16-------|
|----------------|------------------------|----------------|-------------|
|----------------|------------------------|----------------|-------------|


     G chord diagramGG/Ab chord diagramAbAb  F#m chord diagramF#mF#m/G chord diagramGG      F chord diagramFF/F# chord diagramF#F#  N.C.
                                                      3/4
            ~~~
  Q   Q  E chord diagramEE  Q.     Q   Q  E chord diagramEE  S.  T  S  E chord diagramEE.   W          W
|----19----17----|----17-----------15-18--|----------|------||
|----20----19----|----18----15--17--------|----------|------||
|----19----18----|----17-----------12-----|----------|------||
|----18----17----|----16----12--14----15--|----------|------||
|----------------|------------------------|----------|------||
|----------------|------------------------|----------|------||


 Outro
    G5 chord diagramG5G5/Ab chord diagramAbAb   F#5 chord diagramF#5F#5/G chord diagramGG          F5 chord diagramF5F5/F# chord diagramF#F#   B5 chord diagramB5B5/A chord diagramAA    G5 chord diagramG5G5/Ab chord diagramAbAb   F#5 chord diagramF#5F#5/G chord diagramGG
 9/8                    6/8             9/8
  E chord diagramEE  e  e E chord diagramEE  e  e Q.     E chord diagramEE  e  e E chord diagramEE  Q    E chord diagramEE  e  e E chord diagramEE  e  e Q.
|---15-15---14-14------|---13-13---14--|---15-15---14-14------|
|---15-15---14-14------|---13-13---12--|---15-15---14-14------|
|---13-13---12-12------|---11-11---14--|---13-13---12-12------|
|----------------------|---------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|---------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|---------------|----------------------|


    F5 chord diagramF5F5/F# chord diagramF#F#   B5 chord diagramB5B5/A chord diagramAA                                       G5 chord diagramG5G5/Ab chord diagramAbAb   F#5 chord diagramF#5F#5/G chord diagramGG
 6/8                                                9/8
  E chord diagramEE  e  e E chord diagramEE  Q    W                W                 E chord diagramEE  e  e E chord diagramEE  e  e Q.
|---13-13---14--|----------------|-----------------|---15-15---14-14-------|
|---13-13---12--|----------------|-----------------|---15-15---14-14-------|
|---11-11---14--|----------------|-----------------|---13-13---12-12-------|
|---------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|
|---------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|
|---------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|
|
| Gtr II (Calliope arr. for Gtr.)
| W               E chord diagramEE. S S S E chord diagramEE e e   E chord diagramEE S S S S E chord diagramEE e e   W
|---------------|-7--8-7-5-3-----|-7---8-7-5-3-----|-----------------------|
|---------------|------------3-3-|-----------------|-----------------------|
|---------------|-7--9-7-5-4-----|---7---7-----7-7-|-----------------------|
|---------------|------------5-5-|-7---------5-----|-----------------------|
|---------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|
|---------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|


    F5 chord diagramF5F5/F# chord diagramF#F#   B5 chord diagramB5B5/A chord diagramAA                                       G5 chord diagramG5G5/Ab chord diagramAbAb   F#5 chord diagramF#5F#5/G chord diagramGG
 6/8                                                9/8
  E chord diagramEE  e  e E chord diagramEE  Q    W                W                 E chord diagramEE  e  e e  e  e Q.
|---13-13---14--|----------------|-----------------|---15-15---14-14-------|
|---13-13---12--|----------------|-----------------|---15-15---14-14-------|
|---11-11---14--|----------------|-----------------|---13-13---12-12-------|
|---------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|
|---------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|
|---------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|
|
| W               E chord diagramEE. S S S E chord diagramEE e e   E chord diagramEE S S S S E chord diagramEE e e   W
|---------------|-7--8-7-5-3-----|-7---8-7-5-3-----|-----------------------|
|---------------|------------3-3-|-----------------|-----------------------|
|---------------|-7--9-7-5-4-----|---7---7-----7-7-|-----------------------|
|---------------|------------5-5-|-7---------5-----|-----------------------|
|---------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|
|---------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|


    F5 chord diagramF5F5/F# chord diagramF#F#   B5 chord diagramB5B5/A chord diagramAA  N.C.
 6/8
                  Gtr II
  E chord diagramEE  e  e E chord diagramEE  Q    E chord diagramEE. S S S E chord diagramEE E chord diagramEE E chord diagramEE   E chord diagramEE E chord diagramEE E chord diagramEE Q.     E chord diagramEE. S S S E chord diagramEE e e
|---13-13---14--|-7--8-7-5-------|-5----------|-7--8-7-5-3-----|
|---13-13---12--|----------8-----|-------8----|------------3-3-|
|---11-11---14--|------------7-7-|---7-7------|-7--9-7-5-4-----|
|---------------|----------------|------------|------------5-5-|
|---------------|----------------|------------|----------------|
|---------------|----------------|------------|----------------|


  E chord diagramEE S S S S E chord diagramEE e e   E chord diagramEE. S S S E chord diagramEE E chord diagramEE E chord diagramEE   E chord diagramEE E chord diagramEE E chord diagramEE Q.     E chord diagramEE. S S S E chord diagramEE e e
|-7---8-7-5-3-----|-7--8-7-5-------|-5----------|-7--8-7-5-3-----|
|-----------------|----------8-----|-------8----|------------3-3-|
|---7---7-----7-7-|------------7-7-|---7-7------|-7--9-7-5-4-----|
|-7---------5-----|----------------|------------|------------5-5-|
|-----------------|----------------|------------|----------------|
|-----------------|----------------|------------|----------------|


  E chord diagramEE S S S S E chord diagramEE e e   E chord diagramEE. S S S E chord diagramEE e e   E chord diagramEE S S S S E chord diagramEE e e   E chord diagramEE. S S S E chord diagramEE E chord diagramEE E chord diagramEE
|-7---8-7-5-3-----|-7--8-7-5-3-----|-7---8-7-5-3-----|-7--8-7-5-------|
|-----------------|------------3-3-|-----------------|----------8-----|
|---7---7-----7-7-|-7--9-7-5-4-----|---7---7-----7-7-|------------7-7-|
|-7---------5-----|------------5-5-|-7---------5-----|----------------|
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|


  E chord diagramEE E chord diagramEE E chord diagramEE Q.     E chord diagramEE. S S S E chord diagramEE E chord diagramEE E chord diagramEE   E chord diagramEE E chord diagramEE E chord diagramEE Q.     E chord diagramEE. S S S E chord diagramEE e e
|-5----------|-7--8-7-5-------|-5----------|-7--8-7-5-3-----|
|-------8----|----------8-----|-------8----|------------3-3-|
|---7-7------|------------7-7-|---7-7------|-7--9-7-5-4-----|
|------------|----------------|------------|------------5-5-|
|------------|----------------|------------|----------------|
|------------|----------------|------------|----------------|


  E chord diagramEE S S S S E chord diagramEE e e   E chord diagramEE. S S S E chord diagramEE e e   E chord diagramEE S S S S E chord diagramEE e e   E chord diagramEE. S S S E chord diagramEE E chord diagramEE E chord diagramEE
|-7---8-7-5-3-----|-7--8-7-5-3-----|-7---8-7-5-3-----|-7--8-7-5-------|
|-----------------|------------3-3-|-----------------|----------8-----|
|---7---7-----7-7-|-7--9-7-5-4-----|---7---7-----7-7-|------------7-7-|
|-7---------5-----|------------5-5-|-7---------5-----|----------------|
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|


  E chord diagramEE E chord diagramEE E chord diagramEE Q.     E chord diagramEE. S S S E chord diagramEE e e   E chord diagramEE S S S S E chord diagramEE e e
|-5----------|-7--8-7-5-3-----|-7---8-7-5-3-----*|
|-------8----|------------3-3-|-----------------*|
|---7-7------|-7--9-7-5-4-----|---7---7-----7-7-*|
|------------|------------5-5-|-7---------5-----*|
|------------|----------------|-----------------*|
|------------|----------------|-----------------*|


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H chord diagramHH - half; Q - quarter; E chord diagramEE - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

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