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Sister Morphine Tab
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From: [email protected] (   Junacko)
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Subject: Rolling Stones - Sister Morphine

From: [email protected] (Rich Tebb)

Subject: TAB: Sister Morphine (Rolling Stones)

Anyone who attempts this one, I would really appreciate your feedback

because I'm tabbing it quickly and I may well have made some mistakes.

I CRDed the whole song because the chords change from verse to verse.

There are of course other little twiddly bits than the 2 fills I've

tabbed, but I'm sure you'll get the picture...

I'm not even going to attempt to tab Ry Cooder's slide guitar for

this- are there any tab conventions for slide?

Sister Morphine


Artist:     The Rolling Stones

Writer:     Mick Jagger/Keith Richard

Album:      Sticky Fingers

  Am7                      Dsus2

X  O                   X  X  O        O

================       ================

|  |  |  |  1  |       |  |  |  |  |  |

+--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+

|  |  2  3  |  |       |  |  |  2  |  |

+--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+

|  |  |  |  |  4       |  |  |  |  3  |

+--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+


Am7  Am  Am7  Am

Am7    Am       Am7       Am

Here I lie in my hospital bed

Dsus2           Am                    Dsus2          Am

Tell me, Sister Morphine, when are you coming round again?

G                                     F     *[fill 1]

Oh, and I don't think I can wait that long

C            G               F          Am

Oh you see    I'm not that strong

Am7  Am  Am7

    Am                          Am7            Am

The scream of the ambulance is sounding in my ears

Dsus2           Am    *[fill 2]Dsus2                 Am

Tell me, Sister Morphine, how long have I been lying here?

G                       F

What am I doing in this place?

E                           F

Why does the doctor have no face?

G                          F

Oh, I can crawl across the floor

          Am          F                        Am

Can't you see, Sister Morphine, I'm trying to score.

        Am7           Am             Am7            Am

Well it just goes to show things are not what they seem-

Dsus2          Am                Dsus2           Am

Please, Sister Morphine, turn my nightmares into dreams.

G                           F

Oh can't you see I'm fading fast?

        Am       F              Am

And the big shot     will be my last.

Am7          Am               Am7                    Am

Sweet cousin cocaine, lay your cool cool hands on my head

Dsus2            Am             Dsus2       Am

Oh c'mon Sister Morphine, better make up my bed

    G                          F

Cos you know and I know in the morning I'll be dead

        Am             F             E                          Am

You can sit around and watch all the clean white sheets stained red.

Fill 1

  F                           Fsus2 F







  ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^

  C                                 G






E|----------------|----------------|3-------3-------|3---3---3---3---| etc.

  ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^

          Oh you see                            That I'm not     that...

Fill 2

  Am                                Dsus2






E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| etc.

  ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^

  Morphine                     How  long have I          been lying...


black rick

  "Have a good time, _all_ the time"  -   Viv Savage

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About the artist behind Sister Morphine 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[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]

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