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Knockin' On Heaven's Door guitar tab

Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Guns N' Roses
Use your illusion II

Tabbed by: Dixie Cup              Guitar solo 2 by:    David Harrison
           loffit@wam.umd.edu                          blaze@interlog.com

Guitar solo 2 (other version) by:    Menashe Porath
                                     mphendrix@usa.net or menashe.p@virgin.net

Tuned half step down

fill 2 (used on intro and verses)
  G5            D                C
|-3---3--------------2-0-------|-----------------0--------------------|
|-3-----3---3------3-----3---3-|----------1--------------1------------|
|-0-------0------2---------2---|-0------0---0----------0---0-0------0-|
|-0------------0---------------|-0h2----------2------2-------0h2------|
|------------------------------|------3---------------------------3---|
|-3----------------------------|--------------------------------------|

fill 1 (used only in verses)
  G5              D                  Am
|-3--------------2-------2-0-------|-0-------------0----------------------|
|-3---3-------3--3-------3-------0-|-1----0h1-------------1---------------|
|-0---0-----0----2----2-------2----|-2--2-----2---------2---2------0---0--|
|-0---0-----0----0----0------------|-2----------2-----2-------0h2----2----|
|----------------------------------|-0------------------------------------|
|-3--------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

Song goes like this:

Intro: Twice with picking fill 2  G5 D C
       Twice just power chords    G5 D C

Verse 1 (with fill 1)
G5         D               Am
Mamma take this badge from me

        (with fill 2)
G5         D         C
I can't use it anymore

        (with fill 1)
G5                D             Am
It's getting dark, too dark to see

        (with fill 2)
G5             D                       C
Feels like I'm knockin' on heaven's door

Chorus:
G5            D5                     C5
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door,
C5
Hey, hey, hey, hey, yeah
G5            D5                     C5
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door,
C5
(no lyrics)
G5                 D5                     C5
Ooh, knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
C5
Ooh yeah
G5            D5                     C5
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
C5
Hey, hey, hey, hey, yeah

 Solo 1: (over G D and C chords)
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------15fb----------------------------------|
|-12-14fb-14p12-14---------14-12-12~~~----------------12---|
|------------------------------------------13/14-----------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------15----|
|-15/17--15---13p12-13/15--13p12---13p12-----------12-13----13-|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------14~~~----------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------15-17fb--17--17fb--17fb--15----20fb-20p19-20-|
|12~~~---15/17----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|

|-19-20fb--20-20-20------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------17~~~------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------19fb-19-19fb-19--------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------19fb-19-19fb-19----------|
|----------------------------------------------------------17--17--|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|

 Solo 2:
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|--19b~~~~~~~r-19---19brp17-19-1717----20-17--20-17br---|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------16---18b-18p16-|
|-1517--1517--------1517---------------13--16-----------|
|-----------------------------------/13-----------------|
|-----17----19br1719----19br19br17----------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

|-16-18p16-16-20-19-20-22b-20-19-20-22b--20-19-20-22b-22b-22b---------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------20-22b--|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--20-22br-20-22-22b-20-22-20--20~~---20-19----19br-17-19-17-17--|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2017--17~~15~~12~~~~~~-----------------------------------------|
|------------------------12~--11~---11br-9~---7--5/4-------------|
|----------------------------------------------------5-----------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|

   Solo 2 (another version)
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------20~~~~-20--19~~--19b(20)r19---17-19p17-17~~--20-15b(17)--20---|
|----17---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------17------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------15-----------------------15----------------------|
|-15b(17)r(15)--13-15-12~~~---15--10b(12)r10----------15----10/12---10/12---|
|---------------------------------------------12/14-------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------15------17/19---17p15h17p15---20p19-20b(22)--20p19-20b(22)-|
|-------------15----15------------------------------------------------------|
|-12~~~--14/16--------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                  (Hold bend)
|20p19-20-22b(24)-22b(24)-----------22--------------------------------------|
|-------------------------20-22b(24)--22-r22--20--22pb(24)r22b(24)r22-20----|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-20~~-20-19-19b(20)r19--17--19p17--17~---20--15b(17)---20-----15b(17)--13--|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-15-12~~-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------12~~~--11~~~-11b(12)r11/9--9~~~------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------12~~9b(10)r9------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------10--------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Notation:
h - hammer on
p - pull off
/ - slide
~ - vibrato
b - bend; number in brackets shows the target fret
r - release bend back to initial fret after bend
  development and support by
dmitry ivanov