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Dont Be Cruel Tab
DON'T BE CRUEL

As recorded by Elvis Presley
(From the 1958 Album ELVIS' GOLDEN RECORDS)

Words and Music by Otis Blackwell & Elvis Presley

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Scotty Moore - Electric Guitar'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Shorty Long - Piano'


 Intro
  Q=170(8=s8)
  D
 4/4
  Gtr I (El. Gtr.)
  Q.     E +E  E E E   Q.     E +E  E E E
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------7-9-7-|--------------7-9-7-|
|-5------9-(9)-------|-5------9-(9)-------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|
| Gtr II (Piano arr. for Gtr.)
| E  E E E  E  E E E   E  E E E  E  E E E
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|----4---4-----4---4-|----4---4-----4---4-|
|----5---5-----5---5-|----5---5-----5---5-|
|----5---5-----5---5-|----5---5-----5---5-|


  Q.     E +E  E E E   Q.     E +E  E E E
|--------------------|--------------------||
|--------------------|--------------------||
|--------------------|--------------------||
|--------------7-9-7-|--------------7-9-7-||
|-5------9-(9)-------|-5------9-(9)-------||
|--------------------|--------------------||
|
| E  E E E  E  E E E   E  E E E  E  E E E
|--------------------|--------------------||
|--------------------|--------------------||
|--------------------|--------------------||
|----4---4-----4---4-|----4---4-----4---4-||
|----5---5-----5---5-|----5---5-----5---5-||
|----5---5-----5---5-|----5---5-----5---5-||


   1st - 4th Verses
    $
    $$
    D
    W                 W               W               W
||------------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
||o-----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
||------------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
||------------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
||o-----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
||--5---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
|
|   E E E E E E E E   E E Q  E E Q    E E Q  E E Q    E E Q  E E Q
||------------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
||o-----------------|---7----7------|---7----7------|---7----7------|
||------------------|---7----7------|---7----7------|---7----7------|
||----4---4---4---4-|---7----7------|---7----7------|---7----7------|
||o---5---5---5---5-|---------------|---------------|---------------|
||----5---5---5---5-|---------------|---------------|---------------|


  G                                   D
    Gtr II
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
|---5---5---5---5-|---5---5---5---5-|---4---4---4---4-|---4---4---4---4--||
|---5---5---5---5-|---5---5---5---5-|---5---5---5---5-|---5---5---5---5--||
|---7---7---7---7-|---7---7---7---7-|---5---5---5---5-|---5---5---5---5--||


 Chorus
                                                       1.
  Em                  A               D
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------o||
|---0---0---0---0-|---2---2---2---2-|-----------------|-------------------||
|---2---2---2---2-|---2---2---2---2-|---4---4---4---4-|---4---4---4---4---||
|---2---2---2---2-|---4---4---4---4-|---5---5---5---5-|---5---5---5---5--o||
|-----------------|-----------------|---5---5---5---5-|---5---5---5---5---||


                    Bridge
  2.,D.S.,D.S.S.
                     G                 A                 G
  E E E E E E E E    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------||-----------------|---2---2---2---2-|------------------|
|---4---4---4---4-||---5---5---5---5-|---2---2---2---2-|---5---5---5---5--|
|---5---5---5---5-||---5---5---5---5-|---4---4---4---4-|---5---5---5---5--|
|---5---5---5---5-||---7---7---7---7-|-----------------|---7---7---7---7--|


                             To Coda               D.S. &
                                                   D.S.
  A                 D                                      D
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E    E E E E E E E E     E E Q  H
|-----------------|------------------|------------------||-------------||
|-----------------|------------------|------------------||-------------||
|---2---2---2---2-|------------------|------------------||-------------||
|---2---2---2---2-|---4---4---4---4--|---4---4---4---4--||-4-----------||
|---4---4---4---4-|---5---5---5---5--|---5---5---5---5--||-5-----------||
|-----------------|---5---5---5---5--|---5---5---5---5--||-5-----------||


 Chorus
  Em                A                 D
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|---0---0---0---0-|---2---2---2---2-|-----------------|------------------|
|---2---2---2---2-|---2---2---2---2-|---4---4---4---4-|---4---4---4---4--|
|---2---2---2---2-|---4---4---4---4-|---5---5---5---5-|---5---5---5---5--|
|-----------------|-----------------|---5---5---5---5-|---5---5---5---5--|


  Em                A                 D
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
|---0---0---0---0-|---2---2---2---2-|-----------------|------------------||
|---2---2---2---2-|---2---2---2---2-|---4---4---4---4-|---4---4---4---4--||
|---2---2---2---2-|---4---4---4---4-|---5---5---5---5-|---5---5---5---5--||
|-----------------|-----------------|---5---5---5---5-|---5---5---5---5--||


 Outro
  G                 A                 G                 A
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|---2---2---2---2-|-----------------|---2---2---2---2--|
|---5---5---5---5-|---2---2---2---2-|---5---5---5---5-|---2---2---2---2--|
|---5---5---5---5-|---4---4---4---4-|---5---5---5---5-|---4---4---4---4--|
|---7---7---7---7-|-----------------|---7---7---7---7-|------------------|


  D                     D6
  Gtr I
  W               H      H       +W
|---------------|-------10----|-(10)----*|
|---------------|-------10----|-(10)----*|
|---------------|-------------|---------*|
|---------------|--------9----|--(9)----*|
|---------------|--------9----|--(9)----*|
|---------------|-------10----|-(10)----*|
|
| Gtr II
| E E E E Q  Q    Q  Q   H        W
|---------------|-------------|---------*|
|---------------|-------------|---------*|
|---------------|-------------|---------*|
|---4---4-7--4--|-------------|---------*|
|---5---5-------|-5-----------|---------*|
|---5---5-------|-------------|---------*|


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

 
 
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About the artist behind Dont Be Cruel Tab:

Elvis Aaron Presley[1][2] (January 8, 1935–August 16, 1977), sometimes written Aron,a was an American singer, musician and actor. He is considered a cultural icon, sometimes referred to as "The King of Rock 'n' Roll", or simply "The King".

Presley began his career as one of the first performers of rockabilly, an uptempo fusion of country and rhythm and blues with a strong back beat. His novel versions of existing songs, mixing "black" and "white" sounds, made him popular—and controversial—as did his uninhibited stage and television performances. He recorded songs in the rock and roll genre, with tracks like "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock" later embodying the style. Presley had a versatile voice and had unusually wide success encompassing other genres, including gospel, blues, ballads and pop. To date, he has been inducted into four music halls of fame.

In the 1960s, Presley made the majority of his thirty-one movies—mainly poorly reviewed, but financially successful, musicals. In 1968, he returned with acclaim to live music in a television special, and thereafter performed across the U.S., notably in Las Vegas. Throughout his career, he set records for concert attendance, television ratings and recordings sales. He is one of the best-selling and most influential artists in the history of popular music. Health problems plagued Presley in later life which, coupled with a punishing tour schedule and addiction to prescription medication, led to his premature death at age 42.

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