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Jimi Hendrix tabs for The star spangled banner

Guitar tabs with lyrics

The Star Spangled Banner
as played by Jimi Hendrix live at Woodstock

tabbed by rickh@southern.co.nz

"We play it the way the air is in America today. The air is slightly
static isn't it ?  You know what I mean ? " -Jimi

1+++  let ring
~     univibe pedal.Can be approximated with wah wah or whammy bar.
FB    feedback
<12>  harmonic
()    very short note
/     slide
5^ r   bend and release
^^^^  heavy vibrato
h p   hammer, pulloff
7h9tr trill
WB    whammy bar slamming
WB\   divebomb

Blank spaces in the tab mark untranscribable whammy noises.

Tune guitar down to A chord diagramE MajorE flat.

  0:00                          FB            FB               ***
A chord diagramE MajorE -----------0-~-~-~-~-4-2-0++++---------------------------------
A chord diagramBB 0++++---0+++++++++++------------------------------0--0--(7^)9--
A chord diagramG+G --1+++1--------------------1*-(1/)3-4---<11**>-----------------
A chord diagramD MajorD ----2----------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramA augmentedA ---------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramE MajorE ---------------------------------------------------------------
                              * Barely audible due to feedback
                              ** Feedback turns note into harmonic
                              *** some open strings are slightly
                                  ringing out while this bend is
                                  played

  0:17
A chord diagramE MajorE -----------------------------------------0-~-~-~-~-~--
A chord diagramBB 7-5-h7p5-\4---2-4-5-5--0-----0--------0--0-~-~-~-~-~--
A chord diagramG+G -------------------------1-----1---1^^^---------------
A chord diagramD MajorD ---------------------------2+++--2--------------------
A chord diagramA augmentedA ------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramE MajorE ------------------------------------------------------


  0:33                                              FB       FB
A chord diagramE MajorE 4h5tr-2h4tr-0------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramBB ------------------------------------------------------0-0--7^9**----
A chord diagramG+G ---------------1/3\1/3/4/6/8^^^^6h8p6h8p6-4h6p4--<11*>--------------
A chord diagramD MajorD -------------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramA augmentedA -------------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramE MajorE -------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              * FB turns note into
                                                harmonic
                                              ** Slowly
                                              release bend as feedback
                                              comes in


  0:49                                             FB
A chord diagramE MajorE -------------------------------------4-4-4-5-7-7----13^(14)--
A chord diagramBB 5-(5/)7-^r--5h7p5\4---2-4-5-5-0------------------------------
A chord diagramG+G --------------------------------1----------------------------
A chord diagramD MajorD ----------------------------------2--------------------------
A chord diagramA augmentedA -------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramE MajorE -------------------------------------------------------------


 1:05   1:09          1:14           1:22
  wb             wb    wb          wb
A chord diagramE MajorE ---- -12*12*12*--- -0-----12^-12^- **12^14^15----- **12^14^15-
A chord diagramBB 0*-- -12*12*12*--- -0------------- --------------- -----------
A chord diagramG+G 0*-- ------------- -0------------- -----------0-0- -----------
A chord diagramD MajorD ---- ------------- --------------- --------------- -----------
A chord diagramA augmentedA ---- ------------- --------------- --------------- -----------
A chord diagramE MajorE ---- ------------- --------------- --------------- -----------
   * These notes are rough guesses. Just go for it
   ** bend up then bend some more


       1:31 1:34                             1:48
  wb   wb\                                   wb           wb\
A chord diagramE MajorE ---  ---  5-4-2-4-5-5-----------0--~-~-~--/8p5h8p5p8**- ------
A chord diagramBB 0*-  ---  ----------------------0--~-~-~--------------- 0*------
A chord diagramG+G 0*-  14-  --------------------------------------------- 0*-------
A chord diagramD MajorD 0*-  ---  ------------8---8---8++++~+~+~--------------- --------
A chord diagramA augmentedA ---  12-  --------------7---7-------------------------- --------
A chord diagramE MajorE ---  ---  --------------------------------------------- --------
   * Guess                                            ** Drop bar
                                                        while
hammering

                 2:11
  wb\      wb\                                    WB
A chord diagramE MajorE ---<3>- 0----- (19^)20-19--15-15--^^^--------15^---
A chord diagramBB 0------ 0--0-- ------------------------13^--------
A chord diagramG+G ------- ------ -----------------------------------
A chord diagramD MajorD ------- ------ ----------------------------------
A chord diagramA augmentedA ------- ------ ----------------------------
A chord diagramE MajorE ------- ------ ----------------------------

  2:20                                  FB    wah wah on treble
A chord diagramE MajorE -----------------------------------------------------4----4----4-
A chord diagramBB 10--9--7h9p7\5-4---2--4--5-----------------------5--5----5----5--
A chord diagramG+G ----------------------------1*--/3--/4------(2/)2--4----4----4+--
A chord diagramD MajorD -----------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramA augmentedA -----------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramE MajorE -----------------------------------------------------------------
                               *Jimi's A chord diagramG+G string is about half a
                                semitone sharp by now (!)

  2:43
A chord diagramE MajorE --------0++++++---------------------------------(0)------------
A chord diagramBB ----5+++++5--4-2--2--2-4-5-7-9-10--9-7--h9p7-5--(4/)5---4------
A chord diagramG+G 4-4------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramD MajorD ---------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramA augmentedA ---------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramE MajorE ---------------------------------------------------------------


  3:10                   FB    WB\
A chord diagramE MajorE ------0--2-/4--5--7---<19*>----------0--2--4--5-4h5tr-2h4tr-0--
A chord diagramBB 0--0--------0--------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramG+G ---------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramD MajorD ---------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramA augmentedA ---------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramE MajorE ---------------------------------------------------------------
                           *FB turns note into harmonic


A chord diagramE MajorE ----------------0----0---0--
A chord diagramBB /5--/8---10-----0----0---0--
A chord diagramG+G /6--/9---11-----1-----------
A chord diagramD MajorD /7--/10--12-----2-----------
A chord diagramA augmentedA /7--/10--12-----2-----------
A chord diagramE MajorE /5--/8---10--\--0-----------

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