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Knocking On Heavens Door Tab
Intro:

e]-5/7--5--3~--]
B]---------3~--]
G]-5/7--5--4~--]With Wah
D]-------------]
A]-------------]
E]-------------]

e]---------0----0~--]
B]---------1-/3-1~--]
G]-2brp0-0h2-/4-2~--]
D]-------0h2----2~--]
A]---------0----0~--]
E]------------------]

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Verse main:

The verse's and chorus follow this chord pattern.

G              D               Am
Momma take this badge away from me
G        D            C
I don't use it anymore
G                      D                Am
     It's getting dark  to   dark to see
G        	D                    C
Feel I'm knocking on heavens door...

   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

G        	D                    C
Feel I'm knocking on heavens door
G           D                   Am
Knock knock knocking on heavens door
G           D                    C
Knock knock knocking on heavens door
G           D                    Am
Knock knock knocking on heavens door
G           D                   C
Knock knock knocking on heavens door

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

However, a few people have asked me to tab out
what Clapton actually plays. This is a very tricky
task, but its a combination of these chord sequences.

~~1~~
e]--3x-3x---3x----10x-10x----10x-]these 2 chords
B]--3x-3x---3x----10x-10x----10x-]stay the same, 
G]--4x-4x---4x----11x-11x----11x-]but the last chord
D]--5x-5x---5x----12x-12x----12x-]E.C plays alternates
A]-------------------------------]from an Am to Cmajor
E]-3-------3-----10-------10-----]

Here's it in tab: 

~~2~~
e]--5x5x--5x-]   This is the Am
B]--5x5x--5x-]   Chord Clapton plays 
G]--5x5x--5x-]x2
D]--7x7x--7x-]
A]--7x7x--7x-]
E]-5-----5---]

~~3~~
e]--8X-8X---8X--]   This is the Cmajor
B]--8X-8X---8X--]   Chord Clapton plays
G]--9X-9X---9X--]X2
D]--10-10---10--]
A]--------------]
E]-8-----8------]


Verse leads:

Just chuck these little licks in whenever you feel
there approriate.  

e]-----------------------------]
B]-3-3-3-3-3-------------------]
G]-0-0-0-2-0----or--5-5-5-5-5--]
D]------------------5-5-5-7-5--]
A]-----------------------------]
E]-----------------------------]

e]--------------]
B]--------------]
G]-12~-12~-14b--] With wah 
D]--------------]
A]--------------]
E]--------------]

Solo: 

Ive tabbed it without using a slide, as I believe Clapton
overdubbed the slide solo with a guitar in an open tuning.
Heres how to play it in standard, not using a slide.

e]------------------------------]
B]-13b15~--13b15r13--11b12------]
G]-------------------------10b--]x2
D]------------------------------]
A]------------------------------]
E]------------------------------]

e]--------------------------------------------------]
B]-15b17--15b17--15~----15b17x--15-15b17-15b17-15~--]
G]--------------------------------------------------]
D]--------------------------------------------------]
A]--------------------------------------------------]
E]--------------------------------------------------]

theres a double tracked small section here, so just repeat
the first solo lick once.

e]---------------]
B]-6-6b8r6b8-6~~-]
G]---------------]
D]---------------]
A]---------------]
E]---------------]

~~Legend~~:

b=bend
r=return bend
x=mute, or choke
~=vibrato or let ring
/=slide
h=hammer on

~~1~~ refers to the G and D chords
~~2~~ refers to the Aminor chord
~~3~~ refers to the C chord

Now all you need to do is to match the numbers with
the chords I've layed out and play those sections
when the number corresponds to the chord and you'll
be away. Chuck those leads in when you feel the
need and you'll soon be rockin'

Just a quick note, Ive tabbed this out aimed towards
newer player's. Thats why it might seem simplistic.

Hope it helps guys!
 
 
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About the artist behind Knocking On Heavens Door Tab:

Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945), is a English blues-rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. He is one of the most successful musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries,[1] garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (The Yardbirds, Cream, and solo). Often viewed by critics and fans alike as one of the greatest guitarists of all time[2], Clapton was ranked fourth in Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time"[3] and #53 on their list of the Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[4]

Although Clapton's musical style has varied throughout his career, it has always remained rooted in the blues. Clapton is credited as an innovator in several phases of his career, which have included blues-rock (with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and The Yardbirds) and psychedelic rock (with Cream). Clapton has also achieved great chart success in genres ranging from Delta blues (Me and Mr. Johnson) to pop ("Change the World") and reggae (Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff"). Clapton also achieved fame with Derek and the Dominos through the hit song "Layla".

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