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Rollin Stone Tab
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			     Rollin Stone - Waters Muddy
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Tabbed by:Bati
Email:el_nono_pololo@hotmail.com

Tuning:Standard

Muddy Waters recorded this song (a re-working of Catfish Blues) for Chess Records in
1950, and it became one of the most recognizable blues standards ever. It gave a
certain well-known rock band its name (no, not the Beatles, the other one) and it´s
been  covered by many artists through the years. I could´t find a tab for this song,
so I decided to take a shot at it. It isn´t a 100% accurate but it´s the way I play
it and I´ll help anyone trying to learn it. You´ll have to listen to the song at least
a couple of times to get it right. Muddy played fingerstyle,so if you want to get as
close to his tone as possible you should keep that in mind.

The timeline I included was taken from the Chess Box Set version of the song
released in 1990.


It´s in the key of E
                                                          Well   I  wish
e|-------------------------------------------------0-----------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------0----------------------------|
G|---------2b3r2p0----------------2b3r2p0-----0tr1-------------------------|
D|------2----------2------2----2----------2---2----------------------------|
A|------------------------2-------------------2---------------2----2----2--|
E|-3b4----------------------3b4-------------------------------0----0----0--|
 0:00                                                0:07


               I was a Catfish             swimming in a oh, deep blue sea
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--2b3r2p0----------------------2b3r2p0-----------------------------------|
D|----------2--------------------x-------2---------------------------------|
A|------------------2-----2----------------------2-------2------2------2---|
E|------------------0-----0----------------------0--(3)--0--(3)-0--(3)-0---|

                         I would have all you good looking woman  fishin´
e|3-----3----3--3--3----3--0-----------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------2|
A|-----------2--2--2--------------2-----------2-------------2--------------|
E|0-----0----0--0--0----0---------0----(3)----0-----(3)-----0----------3b4-|
 0:17                                                                   0:22

   fishin´ after me             sho´ ´nuff    a- after me
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------2------------------------------------2-------------|
A|--2---x----2-------------2-------2----x-----2-----------------2----------|
E|--0---x----0------3b4----0-------0----x-----0----------3b4----0----------|


    sho´ ´nuff a-after me                                   Oh Lord
e|---------------------------------0-0-0-----------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------2---------------------------------------------|
A|-------2---x---2-------------2----2--------------------------------------|
E|-------0---x---0---------3---0----0--------------------------------------|

                          Oh Lord                  sho´ ´nuff
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--2b3-3-3rb2p0-----------------2b3-3-3rb2p0---------------2b3-3--3rb2p0--|
D|---------------2---------------2-------------2------------2-------------2|
A|----------------------2--x-2---------------------2--x--2-----------------|
E|----------------------0--x-0---------------------0--x--0-----------------|
 0:33

e|-----------0--0-------------------0--0-----------0--0--------------------|
B|-----0-----0--0----------------------------------0-----------------------|
G|-----0tr1--1--1----2b3-3-3rb2p0---------------0tr1-----------------------|
D|-----2-----2--2----2------------2----------/2-2--------------------------|
A|-----2-----2--2-------------------------------2--------------------------|
E|-----0-----0--0-------------------------------0--------------------------|
  0:40


The rest of the song is played in the same way, except for a short instrumental passage, 
is something like:

e|---------3---3--3---3-3------------3--3---3----3------------3--3--3-3----|
B|------2--------------------------------------2---------2-----------------|
G|---0--2------------------2--0--2---------------------0-2----------2------|
D|---0--2--2--2---2---2-2--2--0--2---2--2---2----2-----0-2----2--2--2-2--2-|
A|---0--0--0--0---0---0-0--0--0--0---0--0---0----0-----0-0----0--0--0-0--0-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
     2:05
e|-------0----------------------------------0--0--------------0--0---------|
B|-------------3b(1/4)-0-3b-0------------------3b--0--3b--3b--3--3---------|
G|-----------------------------3-2-0h1-0-------1---1--1---1---1--1---------|
D|---0h2-2-------------------------------2-----2---------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                           2:17
e|--2---2-2--2-2-2--2--------------------------------------0--0------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------0--0------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------0tr1--1------------|
D|--------------------------------2-3-2-3p2-------------2----------...-----|
A|--------------------------0---3-----------3-2-1-0------------------------|
E|------0----0--0---0---3b4-------------------------0---0------------------|
                                                              2:26

After that it goes back to the main riff, and Muddy sings the verses for the last time.

The ending is like this:

    E       D5     E5  E
e|---------------------12-(let ring)---------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------9-------------------------------------------------------|
D|--2/------7/-----9-------------------------------------------------------|
A|--2/------5/-----7-------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0-------x--------------------------------------------------------------|
   3:01


Any correction, comment, or whatever : el_nono_pololo@hotmail.com

| r  release bend
| /  slide up
|   slide down
| tr thrill
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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About the artist behind Rollin Stone Tab:

McKinley Morganfield (born April 4, 1913, Issaquena County, Mississippi; died April 30, 1983, Westmont, Illinois), better known as Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician and is generally considered "the Father of Chicago blues". He is also the actual father of blues musicians Big Bill Morganfield and Larry 'Muddy Junior' Williams.

Considered one of the greatest bluesmen of all time, Muddy Waters was a huge inspiration for the British beat explosion in the 1960s[1] and considered by many to be one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.[2]

In 2004 Waters was ranked #17 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[3]

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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