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The Rolling Stones tabs for Prodigal son

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Prodigal Son - Rolling Stones
>From the album 'Beggars Banquet'
Traditional

Tabbed by Koen van der Drift <v.d.drift@ams.chem.ruu.nl>

Tune your guitar in open A chord diagramE MajorE or open A chord diagramD MajorD with a capo at the 2nd position. I prefer
the last one, because of the lower string tension, so the strings don't break
that easily. The TAB is for open E. Only the basic chord shapes are shown. But
this should get you on the way. Remember to listen to the record to get the
right groove. The song is very repetitive and once you got the feel, it's very
easy!

Have fun,

- Koen.

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open A chord diagramE MajorE tuning

   Intro:

A chord diagramE MajorE  |----------------3--0------------|
A chord diagramBB  |---------------------0----------|
A chord diagramG#G# |-----------------------1p0-0----|
A chord diagramE MajorE  |-3-0---0---0--------------------|
A chord diagramBB  |-----3--------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE  |---------3----------------------|


The following two chords are played in a very fast strumming pattern. Do not
play all six strings all the time, but damp them with you right hand. Every
other bar a little riff is played.

     A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramA augmentedA
A chord diagramE MajorE  |-0-0-|---0----0------0-|-0-0-|---0----0------0-|-(0-0-0-0)-|-0-0-|
A chord diagramBB  |-0-2-|-----0h2---0h2---|-0-2-|-----0h2---0h2---|-(2-2-3-4)-|-0-2-|
A chord diagramG#G# |-0-1-|-----------------|-0-1-|-----------------|-(1-1)-----|-0-1-|
A chord diagramE MajorE  |-0-0-|-----------------|-0-0-|-----------------|-(0-0-0-0)-|-0-0-|
A chord diagramBB  |-0-2-|-----------------|-0-2-|-----------------|0h2-2-3-4--|-0-2-|
A chord diagramE MajorE  |-0-X-|-0---------------|-0-X-|-0---------------|-----------|-0-X-|

--(1)--- means not necessarily played


Now the singing starts, with the following basic pattern accompanying the
singing. The strumming rhythm 'follows' the voice, and I show only the 'chords'
played.


The poor boy took his ....
A chord diagramE MajorE  |--3---0------------3---0---------------3---------------0--|
A chord diagramBB  |--2---0------------2---0---------------2---------------0--|
A chord diagramG#G# |-(0)-(0)----------(0)-(0)-------------(0)-------------(0)-|
A chord diagramE MajorE  |----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB  |----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE  |----------------------------------------------------------|


    Started down the road    Took ....
A chord diagramE MajorE  |--7---------------0-----|--0--0-----------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB  |--9---------------0-----|--0--2-----------------------------------|
A chord diagramG#G# |--8---------------0-----|--0--1-----------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE  |------------------------|--0--0-----------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB  |------------------------|--0--2-----------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE  |------------------------|--0--X-----------------------------------|
                             <- the same strumming pattern as above ->


                       Goin' out in this ...
A chord diagramE MajorE  |---0----0------0-|-0--0----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB  |-----0h2---0h2---|-0--2----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG#G# |-----------------|-0--1----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE  |-----------------|-0--0----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB  |-----------------|-0--2----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE  |-0---------------|-0--X----------------------------------------|
                      <-   the same strumming pattern as above   ->


   And that will be ...
A chord diagramE MajorE  |-------------------------------------|---0------0------0----|
A chord diagramBB  |----(2)------(2)----(3)---(4)--------|------0h2---0h2-------|
A chord diagramG#G# |----(1)------(1)---------------------|----------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE  |----(0)------(0)----(0)---(0)--------|----------------------|
A chord diagramBB  |-----2--------2------3-----4---------|----------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE  |-------------------------------------|-0--------------------|


A chord diagramE MajorE  |-------------------------------------|---0------0------0----|
A chord diagramBB  |----(2)------(2)----(3)---(4)--------|------0h2---0h2-------|
A chord diagramG#G# |----(1)------(1)---------------------|----------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE  |----(0)------(0)----(0)---(0)--------|----------------------|
A chord diagramBB  |-----2--------2------3-----4---------|----------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE  |-------------------------------------|-0--------------------|


The outtro chord is:

A chord diagramE MajorE  |--2---|
A chord diagramBB  |--3---|
A chord diagramG#G# |--0---|
A chord diagramE MajorE  |------|
A chord diagramBB  |------|
A chord diagramE MajorE  |------|

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