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Memphis

	  Intro  - The "!" in the tab stands for a "dry" strum or "scratch".  
          Actually - think of it as the return from the lick. 
Gtr I 
    ~~~ 
|-!-0-0-----------------------|  |-!-0-0-----------------------| 
|-!\5-3--!0-------------------|  |-!\5-3--!0-------------------| 
|--------!4-4s2-0--------0----|  |--------!4-4s2-0--------0----| 
|------------------2pb4r-2----|  |------------------2pb4r-2----| 
|-----------------------------|  |-----------------------------| 
|-----------------------------|  |-----------------------------| 
 
 
|-!\5-3--!0-------------------|   |-!-0-0-----------------------| 
|--------!4-4s2-0--------0----|   |-!\5-3-!0--------------------| 
|------------------2pb4r-2----|   |-------!4-4s2-0-------0------| 
|-----------------------------|   |----------------2pb4r-2------| 
|-----------------------------|   |-----------------------------| 
|-----------------------------|   |-----------------------------| 
 
  
  
  Gtr I                   E 
    ~~~ 
|-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-------0-|-0----| 
|-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-------0-|-0----| 
|-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-2-0-0-1-|-1----| 
|-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-----2-2-|-2----| 
|-2-2-|-2-2-4-5-------2-|-2----| 
|-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-------0-|-0----| 
 
 
E / / / 2 / / / 3 / / 
     B 
Long-distance information, get me Memphis, Tennessee 
Help me find the party who tried to get in touch with me 
    E 
She could not leave her number, but I know who placed the call 
                       B7                             E 
'Cause my uncle took a message and he wrote it on the wall 
 
Verse 2: 
Help me, information; get in touch with my Marie 
She's the only one who called me here from Memphis, Tennessee 
Her home is on the south side, high upon the ridge 
Just a half a mile from the Mississippi Bridge 
 
(Instrumental; same pattern as verses) 
 
Verse 3: 
Help me, information, more than that I cannot add 
Only that I miss her and all the fun we had 
But we were pulled apart because her mom would not agree 
Tore apart our happy home in Memphis, Tennessee 
 
Verse 4: 
Last time I saw Marie, she was waving' me goodbye 
With hurry-home drops on her cheeks that trickled from her eyes 
Marie is only 6 years old; information please 
Try to put me through to her in Memphis, Tennessee 
 
 
 
Middle Solo 
 
 
|-10S12-12-10S12-12-10S12-12-\12-\10-10-| 
|-12s14----12s14----12s14-----14-\12----| 
|-11s13----11s13----11s13-----13-\11----| 
|---------------------------------------| 
|---------------------------------------| 
|---------------------------------------| 
 
 
|-10S12-12-10S12-12-10S12-|-12-\12-\10-10----| 
|-12s14----12s14----12s14-|-----14-\12-------| 
|-11s13----11s13----11s13-|-----13-\11-------| 
|-------------------------|------------------| 
|-------------------------|------------------| 
|-------------------------|------------------| 
 
 
                                    ~~~ 
|-14--16-16-14--16-16-14--16-|-16-!-0-0---------------| 
|-16-/18----16-/18----16-/18-|----!\5-3-!0------------| 
|-15-/17----15-/17----15-/17-|----------!4-4s2-0------| 
|----------------------------|-------------------2pb4r| 
|----------------------------|------------------------| 
|----------------------------|------------------------| 
 
 
|------0-0-0-0-|-0-0-------0-0--| 
|------0-0-0-0-|-0-0-------0-0--| 
|-0----1-1-1-1-|-1-1-2-0-0-1-1--| 
|-2----2-2-2-2-|-2-2-----2-2-2--| 
|------2-2-2-2-|-4-5-------2-2--| 
|------0-0-0-0-|-0-0-------0-0--| 
 
 
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 
 !   - dry "sratch" or precussive strum 
 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 
 

	  

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