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Gimme Shelter Tab
Gimme Shelter
Rolling Stones

 
Rhythm Guitar Intro 
   C#                B                 A
4
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----7---7---6-7-|-----5---5---4-5-|-----4-2---4-2---|-4-2---4-2---4-2-|
-|---6---8-----6-8-|---4---6-----4-6-|---2-----2-----2-|-4-2---4-2---4-2-|
-|-6---------6-----|-4---------4-----|-2---------------|-----2-----2-----|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 
   C#                B                 A
8
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----7---7-7-7-7-|-----5---5-5-5-5-|-----4-2---4-2---|-4-2-----4-2-4-2-|
-|---6---8-8-8-8-8-|---4---6-6-6-6-6-|---2-4-2-2-4-2---|-4-2---2-4-2-4-2-|
-|-6---------------|-4---------------|-2-------------2-|-----2-----------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 
   C#                B                 A
12
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----7---7-7-7-6-|-----5---5-5-5-4-|-----4-2---4-2---|-4-2-----4-2-4-2-|
-|---6---8-8-8-8-6-|---4---6-6-6-6-4-|---2-4-2-2-4-2---|-4-2---2-4-2-4-2-|
-|-6---------------|-4---------------|-2-------------2-|-----2-----------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 
   C#                B                 A
16
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-6-7-7---9-7-6---|-4-5-5---7-5-4---|-----4-2---4-2---|-4-2-----2-4-2-2-|
-|-6-8-8---8-8-6-6-|-4-6-6---6-6-4---|---2-4-2---4-2---|-4-2---2-2-4-2-2-|
-|-------6---------|-------4-------4-|-2-------2-----2-|-----2-----------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 
   C#                B                 A
20
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----7---9-7-6---|-----5---7-5-4---|-----4-2---4-2---|-4-2-----2-4-4-2-|
-|---6---8-8-8-6---|---4---6-6-6-4---|---2-4-2---4-2---|-4-2---2-2-4-4-2-|
-|-6-------------6-|-4-------------4-|-2-------2-----2-|-----2-----------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 
   C#                B                 A                 E A E A E B E B
24
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----7---9-7-6---|-----5---7-5-4---|-----4-2---4-2---|-----------------|
-|---6---8-8-8-6---|---4---6-6-6-4---|---2-4-2---4-2---|-----------------|
-|-6-------------6-|-4-------------4-|-2-------2-----2-|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---7---7---9---9-|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0-5-0-5-0-7-0-7-|
 
Lead Guitar Intro
   C#                B                 A                 A
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------9-9>|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------12----|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 
   C#                B                 A                 A
-|>9---------9-----|-----------------|-----------------|-------------9-9>|
-|------------12-9>|>9-----------9b10|-----------------|---9-------12----|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|11---------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 
   C#                B                 A                 A
-|>9---------------|-----------------|---9-------9-----|-------------9-9>|
-|------------9b10-|-9b10r9----------|12------12-----9>|>9b10r9---12-----|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------9-------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 
   C#                B                 A                 A
-|>9--------9------|-----------------|--------9--------|-----9------------|
-|------------12-9>|b10r9------------|--12-------------|--12--12-9b10-9b10|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-9---------------|-9----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
 
   C#                B                 A                 A
-|-----------------|-----------------|-9---------------|-----------9---9>|
-|-9b10r9----------|-9---------9--12-|--12---------9---|-----9--12--12---|
-|-----------------|--11---------9---|----------11-----|--11-------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 
   C#                B                 A                 A
-|>9---------------|-9---------------|-----------------|---9-------------------|
-|----------9---12-|---12----9b10----|-9b10------9---9-|12--12-------12--------|
-|--------11--9----|-----------------|---------11--11--|-------9--11b13r11p9---|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------11-|-11vvv
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|
 
Verse 1
C# (sus)
Ooh a storm is threatening my very life today
If I don't get some shelter, Oh yeah I'm gonna fade away
 
Chorus 1,2,4
C#   B         A                       E A E    A E    B E  B
War, Children, It's just a shot away, It's just a shot away
C#   B         A                       E A E    A E    B E  B   C#
War, Children, It's just a shot away, It's just a shot away
 
Verse 2
Ooh, see the fire sweepin, our very streets today
Burn like a red coal carpet, Mad bull lost its way
 
Chorus 2
Solo
Chorus 3
(3 times)
C#    B        A                      E A E    A E    B E  B
Rape, Murder, It's just a shot away, It's just a shot away
 
Verse 3
Mmm, the flood is threatening, my very life today
Gimme, Gimme Shelter, I'm gonna fade away
 
Chorus 4
Chorus 5
C#    B        A                      E A E    A E    B E  B
Love, sister, It's just a kiss away, It's just a kiss away
It's just a kiss away, It's just a kiss away, kiss away, kiss away, yeah

 
Rhythm Guitar during verse
   C# 
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----6-----6-----|-6---7---7-6---6>|>6---6-----6-----|-----7-----------|
-|-----6-----6-----|-6---6---6-6---6>|>6---6-----6-----|-9-6-6-6-----6-4-|
-|-----6-----6-----|-6---6---6-6---6>|>6---6-----6-----|-6-6-6-6-----6-4-|
-|-----4-----4-----|-4---4---4-4---4>|>4---4-----4-----|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 
   C# 
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-6---6-----6-----|-6---7-6-------6>|>6---6-----6-----|-----7-----------|
-|-6---6-----6-----|-6---6-6-------6>|>6---6-----6-----|-9-6-6-6-----6-4-|
-|-6---6-----6-----|-6---6-6-------6>|>6---6-----6-----|-6-6-6-6-----6-4-|
-|-4---4-----4-----|-4---4-4-------4>|>4---4-----4-----|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 
(3rd verse variation)
   C# 
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----6-----6-----|-----7-6---------|-----6-----6-6---|-----7-6---------|
-|-----6-----6-----|-9-6-8-6-----9-6-|>6---6-----6-6---|-9-6-8-6-----9-6-|
-|-----6-----6-----|-6-6-6-6-----6-6-|>6---6-----6-6---|-6-6-6-6-----6-6-|
-|-----4-----4-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 
 
Rhythm Guitar Chorus
   C#                B                 A                 E A E A E B E B
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-6---6-666-6---6-|-4---4-444-4---4-|-2---2-222-2---2-|-----------------|
-|-6---6-666-6---6-|-4---4-444-4---4-|-2---2-222-2---2-|-----------------|
-|-4---4-444-4---4-|-2---2-222-2---2-|-0---0-000-0---0-|---7---7---9---9-|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0-5-0-5-0-7-0-7-|
 
   C#                B                 A                 E A E A E B E B
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-6---6-667-6---6-|---------5-4-4-4-|---------3-2-2-2-|-----------------|
-|-6---6-666-6---6-|-4---4-444-4-4-4-|-2---2-222-2-2-2-|-----------------|
-|-6---6-666-6---6-|-4---4-444-4-4-4-|-2---2-222-2-2-2-|-----------------|
-|-4---4-444-4---4-|-2---2-222-2-2-2-|-0---0-000-0-0-0-|---7---7---9---9-|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0-5-0-5-0-7-0-7-|
 
Lead at end of Chorus 1 
   C#
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
-|-----------------|------12b14b14b14|b14r12-----9-----|----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|------11-----11--|11b13r11--------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------9-11---|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
 
Lead at end of Chorus 2
   C#
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---12-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-------------9-11|b13--b13r11-9-11-9----|
-|-----------------|------9----------|----11---9-11----|-------------------11>|
-|-----------------|-9h11--11--------|-----------------|----------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------|
 
   C#
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
-|-----------------|---12------------|--------12---12--|---12-----------|
-|--------------11>|b13--b13r11-9----|---11b13--b13--11|b13---9---------|
-|>11--------------|--------------11-|-----------------|---------11-----|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
 
   C#                B                A                       E  A  E  A
E  B E  B
-|-----------------|-----------------|----9-----------------|------------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------|------------------------|
-|---11b13-9-------|-9---------9---9-|11b13-13r11-9-11-9-11-|b13b13b13b13r11-9-------|
-|----------11-9-11|--11-9-11---11---|----------------------|------------------11-11>|
-|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------|------------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------|------------------------|
 
   C#                B                 A                 E  A  E  A  E
B  E B  
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------------|
-|-----------------|---------9-------|-----------------|-11b13b13b13b13r11-9----|
-|>11vvvv----------|---9-11----11>>>>|>11vvvv----------|---------------------11-|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------------|
 
   C#                B                            A                  E A
E A E B E B
-|-----------------|----------------------------|------------------|--------------------|
-|-----------------|12b14b14b14b14b14r12-12-----|------------------|--------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------------11-9-|-------------9-11-|b13----------9-11b13|
-|-11vvvv----------|----------------------------|-11vvv--9-11------|----11--9-11--------|
-|-----------------|----------------------------|------------------|--------------------|
-|-----------------|----------------------------|------------------|--------------------|
 
Other leads are based on the C#m pentatonic scale (C# E F# G# B C#)
 
 

Most of the tabs include 8th note rhythms,
i.e. |-9-9---9-1-2-3-44-|
is 8th note, 4th note, 8th note, 8th, 8th, 8th, 16th, 16th

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Another version:
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                                "Gimmie Shelter"
                             by the Rolling Stones

        C#   B   A   C#   B   A   C#   B   A  C#  B  A  ,(rock it)  C#   B   A


        C#
                OH  the storm is threaten'in, out on the street today

                if I don't get some shelter, oh I gonna fade away

        C#            B      A                                   B
                oh children , its just a shot away , its just a shot away

        C#            B      A                                   B
                oh children , its just a shot away , its just a shot away

        C#
                Oh the fires is a sweepin , out the street today


                Burns like a red coat dog, lets put the logs away

        C#            B      A                                   B
                oh children , its just a shot away , its just a shot away

        C#            B      A                                   B
                oh children , its just a shot away , its just a shot away

        C#            B    A                                   B
                oh sister, its just a kiss away , its just a kiss away

        C#                            B                     A
                its just a kiss away  its just a kiss away  its just a kiss away

        A  B  C#


Main Chords:
                C#      B       A   (played as E-shape bar/power chords)
or in notes:

        D|------11------9-------7----

Intro(Rhythm Guitar):
e|----------------------------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------------------------
G|---------------------------------------------------------- ad lib...
D|----------9-9--9-----------7-7--7------7---7---7---7------ then goto power
A|-------11--------11------9--------9----------------------- chords.
E|-----9-----------------7-------------5---5---5---5---5/9/-


Intro Riff I (Lead Guitar):
e|---9---------------------------------------
B|------9^10^9----9^10^9----7-9--9--7h9p7----
G|----------------------------------------9--           (x3)
D|-------------------------------------------
A|-------------------------------------------
E|-------------------------------------------

                                             ----------------------------------
                                             ----------------------------------
        End the third time with...           -6-66-66--6--4-44-44--------------
        Followed by Riff II.                 ---------------------7-77-77--4---
                                             ----------------------------------
                                             ----------------------------------
Riff II:
e|---------------
B|---7h9p7-------
G|---------9--6--  (Played at the start of each line in the verse)
D|---------------  NB: h=hammer-on p=pull-off
A|---------------
E|---------------

The Chorus is a variation of Main Riff and Riff I but ends with something like:
e|---9--7-7-7-7-7-7-7------7------------------------------
B|-------------------10-10---10--9-10-9-7-9--7h9p7--------
G|--------------------------------------------------9--6--
D|--------------------------------------------------------
A|--------------------------------------------------------
E|--------------------------------------------------------

        Oh I see the storm is threatening, my very life today
        If I dont get some shelter, Yeah I'm gonna fade away

        War children, its just a kiss away, its just a kiss away
        War children, its just a kiss away, its just a kiss away
        Yeah...

        Oh I see the fire is sweeping, out on the streets today
        Burn me like a blood red carpet, the fool lost the way

        Rape, Murder, its just a kiss away , its just a kiss away
        Rape, Murder, its just a kiss away , its just a kiss away
        Yeah...

        Oh I see the storm is threatening, my very life today
        Gimmie gimmie shelter, yeah I'm gonna fade away

        Love, sister, its just a shot away, it's just a shot away
        Love, sister, its just a shot away, shot away, shot away
        War children, its just a kiss away, its just a kiss away
        War children, its just a kiss away, its just a kiss away
        Rape, Murder, its just a kiss away , its just a kiss away
        Rape, Murder, its just a kiss away , its just a kiss away
                                                        (Repeat to fade...)

Peace,
Paul Z                             [email protected]                     }[email protected])

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another:
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Gimme Shelter Tips
Rolling Stones 

        tune to open E (E B E G# B E)
        the intro and chorus use C#-B-A-E (9th, 7th, 5th, open)
        the verse uses C# (9th fret) and F# (basically, move your

                fingers around the 11th and 12th frets)


 
 
Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter Tab :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
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About the artist behind Gimme Shelter Tab:

The Rolling Stones are an English band whose music was initially based on rhythm and blues and rock & roll. Formed in London and having their first success in the UK, they subsequently became popular in the US during the "British Invasion" in the early 1960s.[1]

The band formed in 1962 when original leader Brian Jones and pianist Ian Stewart were joined by singer Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards, whose songwriting partnership later contributed to their taking the leadership role in the group. Bassist Bill Wyman and drummer Charlie Watts completed the early lineup. Ian Stewart was removed from the official lineup in 1963 but continued to work with the band as road manager and keyboardist until his death in 1985.

The band's early recordings were mainly covers of American blues and R&B songs. Their 1965 single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" established the Rolling Stones as a premier rock and roll act.[2] Starting with their 1966 album Aftermath, the songs of Jagger and Richards, aided by the instrumental experimentation of Jones, expanded an always present stylistic flexibility. Jones died in 1969 shortly after being fired from the band and was replaced by Mick Taylor.[3] Taylor recorded five albums with The Rolling Stones before quitting in 1974. Former Faces guitarist Ronnie Wood stepped in and has been with the band ever since. Wyman left the Rolling Stones in 1993; bassist Darryl Jones, who is not an official band member, has worked with the group since 1994.

The Rolling Stones have released 22 studio albums in the UK (24 in the US), eight concert albums (nine in the US) and numerous compilations;[4][5] they have had 32 UK & US top-10 singles,[6] 43 UK & US top-10 albums between 1964 and 2008,[citation needed] and have sold more than 200 million albums worldwide.[7] 1971's Sticky Fingers began a string of eight consecutive studio albums at number one in the United States. In 1989 the Rolling Stones were inducted into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2004 they were ranked number 4 in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[8] They are also ranked as the number 2 artists of all time on Acclaimedmusic.net.[9] Their latest studio album, A Bigger Bang, was released in 2005 and followed by the highest-grossing tour in history, which lasted into late summer 2007. During the 1969 American tour, tour manager Sam Cutler introduced them as "The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World",[10] a title which has remained. Their image of unkempt and surly youth is one that many musicians still emulate.[10]

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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