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I'm Down guitar tab

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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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I'm Down(Lennon/McCartney)

As performed by Aerosmith on "Permanent Vacation"

It sounds like one guitar plays straight barre chords 
and the other plays them in this fashion:
   E----------------------------------------|
   B----------------------------------------|
   G----------------------------------------|
   D--------------------------5--7--5--7--5-|
   A--5--7--5--7--5--7--5--7--3--3--3--3--3-|
   E--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3----------------| etc...

   E--3----------|
   B--3----------|
   G--4---5---7--|
   D--5---5---7--|
   A--5---3---5--|
   E--3----------|
      G  C5  D5

                                          G
   You tellin lies thinking I can't see 

   You can't cry 'cos you're laughing at me
        C5
   I'm  down(I'm really down)
        G5
   I'm  down(down on the ground)
        C5
   I'm  down(I'm really down)
   C5   /   /   G5
   How can you laugh  when you know I'm down

   How can you laugh  when you know I'm down

   solo-
   E----------------------------------------|
   B----------------------------------------|
   G----------------------------------------|
   D--------3-----------------------3----3--|
   A----3\5---5---1-1---1-3-----3\5---5-----|
   E--3---------------3-------3-------------|

   E----------------------------------------|
   B----------------------------------------|
   G---------------------3----3-5b-5-5rp3-3-|
   D-5b--5-5rp3-3----3h5---5----------------|
   A--------------3-------------------------|
   E----------------------------------------|
              [alternate bends from full to half]
   E----------------------------------------|
   B----------------------------------------|
   G------3-----5b-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5b-5r-3|
   D-5--5---5-------------------------------|
   A----------------------------------------|
   E----------------------------------------|
                               else
   E--------------------------|-------------|
   B--------------------------|-------------|
   G--------------------------|-------------|
   D-5--------------3---------|-----------5-|
   A-------1-3--3\5---5-3-1---|-----------5-|
   E-----3------------------3-|-----1b-r--3-|

The chord progression for the next verse is the same as 
above. During the piano solo the chord progression is 
G-C-G-D-C-G(etc...)

I transcribed this directly from the cd without using 
the Beatles version as a reference. The Beatles version
sounds very similar, though, and there's a professional
transcription for it. If you want to check it out
it's included in "The Beatles Complete Scores" from Hal
Leonard(By the way, if you're a big Beatles fan like I 
am, this book is a "must have" anyway). You can get it 
from Music Dispatch(the number is in the "professional
transcription" section of this page) for about $60.

Transcribed by Bryson Meunier(meunier.1@osu.edu)

Symbols used in transcription:
\ = slide
b = bend
r = release
h = hammer-on
p = pull-off

 
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