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thing_called_love.tab is a corrected and expanded version
of thing_called_love.crd which was tabbed by Jeremy Crowhurst (who
no longer has an internet account) and was based on the Bonnie Raitt
cover version rather than the original.
THING CALLED LOVE - John Hiatt
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A chord diagramF#5F#5
 Don't have to humble ...
I ain't your judge ...
A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramE MajorE                                A chord diagramF#5F#5
Baby,  you know you ...
We may not even have our ...
This could be just some ...
A chord diagramA augmentedA           A chord diagramE MajorE                            A chord diagramF#5F#5     (/E)
Baby we can choose you ...

A chord diagramD MajorD                           A chord diagramG+G            A chord diagramA augmentedA
 But are you ready for ...
A chord diagramD MajorD                            A chord diagramG+G              A chord diagramA augmentedA
 Don't come from you and ...
A chord diagramD MajorD                    A chord diagramG+G               A chord diagramA augmentedA
 I ain't no porcupine, ...
A chord diagramD MajorD                       A chord diagramB5B5           A chord diagramF#5F#5
 Are you ready for this ...

And you ain't some icon carved .....

 (Chorus)

A chord diagramF#5F#5  A chord diagramA augmentedA
       The ugly ducklings ....
A chord diagramF#5F#5  A chord diagramA augmentedA
       And glide off down ....
A chord diagramF#5F#5  A chord diagramA augmentedA
       Whether your ...
A chord diagramD MajorD                  A chord diagramB5B5
  You only see the world ....

(Acoustic solo): A chord diagramF#5F#5  A chord diagramA5A5  A chord diagramB5B5  A chord diagramE5E5   (x4)

A chord diagramF#5F#5           A chord diagramA5A5                      A chord diagramB5B5             A chord diagramE5E5
   Before the laws of God and laws of man .....

And are you ready for this thing .....
A chord diagramD MajorD                      A chord diagramG+G    A chord diagramA augmentedA
 Are you ready for it ....

(Acoustic solo): [Same chords as before]

Just a crazy thing ....(x lots to fade)
.................

NB On this song, the acoustic guitar is "dropped-G" tuned
(low to high EADEBE).
Chords used: F#5-244222  A-x02020 or 577555  E-022000
D-xx0535, xx053x or x57575   G-355333 or 3x033x   B5-x242xx or 799777

Note that the acoustic is mixed quite low, so I'm not certain about the
chord shapes.
I didn't have much luck transcribing the solos (either studio or Live at
Budokhan), but if it's any help, they're all based on the A chord diagramF#F# blues scale
(A chord diagramF#F# A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramBB A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramC#C# A chord diagramE MajorE).
.................
The main electric riff played thoughout the verses is this:
  +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------2-------|-----2-----------|
|-----1-4---------|-1-4-------------|
|---2-----------2-|--------------/2-|
Play it with some distortion and lots of muted strums etc between the notes.
When you get to the third line of the verse, it goes like this
 +    +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +
----------|-----------------|-----------------|
----------|-----------------|-----------------|
----------|-----------------|-----------------|
----------|-------2---------|-----------------|
---0-/4-0-|---0-4---0-------|---2-------------|
----------|---------------0-|/4---0-----------|

If you want to make the chorus sound like Ry, then have a good listen to
the album, cause it's beaten me. Otherwise just play ordinary chords.
However, the following is a vaguely Ryish lick that Michael Ward uses at
one point on the Live at Budokan album (use sparingly - once per chorus
at most)
  +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----0-----0-----|-5---5---7-------|
|-4b5---4b5---2-0-|-5---5---7-------|
|-----------------|-3---3---5-------|

The power chords that the electric uses for the rest of the song are:
F#5-244xxx  A5-x022xx  D5-xx023x  B5-x244xx  E5-022xxx
...........
Comments, questions, suggestions, corrections, requests always welcome.
Enjoy!

Paul Hutchinson
...........
PS Check out the John Hiatt web page at http://www.unicom.com/john-hiatt

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