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Ballad Of Easy Rider

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Ballad Of Easy Rider

	  		


Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Roger McGuinn - Acoustic Guitar' 


 Intro 
  Q=190 
          Dsus2                  G6 
 4/4 
  Gtr I 
  H    Q  Q    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E 
|------------|-----0-------0---|---------0-----0-| 
|------------|-------3-------3-|-----3-----3-----| 
|---------2--|---2-------2-----|---0---0-----0---| 
|------------|-0-------0-------|-----------------| 
|------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
|------------|-----------------|-3---------------| 


    Dsus2             G6 
    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   3x 
||----------0-----0-|---------0-----0---|| 
||o-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3------o|| 
||----2---2-----2---|---0---0-----0-----|| 
||--0---------------|-------------------|| 
||o-----------------|------------------o|| 
||------------------|-3-----------------|| 


   1st - 3rd Verses 
    $ 
    Dsus2                               Dsus2/C# 
    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-|---------0-----0-| 
||o-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----| 
||----2---2-----2---|---2---2-----2---|---2---2-----2---| 
||--0---------------|-0---------------|-----------------| 
||o-----------------|-----------------|-4---------------| 
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------| 


                    G/B               G6      G6/F# 
  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-|---------3-----3-|-------0-------0-| 
|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|---3-------3-----| 
|-------2-----2---|---0---0-----0---|-----0-------0---| 
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
|-4---------------|-2---------------|-----------------| 
|-----------------|-----------------|-3-------2-------| 


                                      Chorus 
  Em                A                  Dsus2             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 
|---------0-----0-|-----------------||-------0---------|-----3-----3---3--| 
|-----0-----0-----|-----2---0-2-----||-----3-----3-----|---3-----3---3----| 
|---0---0-----0---|---2---2-----2---||---2-----2-----0-|-------0----------| 
|-----------------|---------------2-||-0-----------0---|------------------| 
|-----------------|-0---------------||-----------------|------------------| 
|-0---------------|-----------------||-----------------|-3----------------| 


  D       Dsus2     G                 D                 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---0-------|-----3---0-3-0---|-----3-----------|-----3-----3---3--| 
|---3-------3-----|---3-------------|---3-----3-------|---3-----3---3----| 
|-------2-----2---|-------0-------0-|-------2---2---0-|-------0----------| 
|-0-------------0-|-----------------|-0-----------0---|------------------| 
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| 
|-----------------|-3---------------|-----------------|-3----------------| 


  D                                   Em                Em7 
  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---3-|-----2---0-------|-----------------|------------------| 
|---3-----3-------|---3-------3-----|-----0-----0-----|-------3-----3----| 
|-------2-----2---|-------2-----2---|---0-----0-----0-|-----0---0-----0--| 
|-0---------------|-0-------------0-|-------2---------|---2-------2------| 
|-----------------|-----------------|-------------2---|------------------| 
|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-0----------------| 


                                                                 To Coda 
  Asus4             A                 Dsus2             G6 
  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-----|---------0-----0--| 
|-----3---3-----3-|---2-----0-2-----|-----5---5-----5-|-----3-----3------| 
|---2---2-----2---|-------2-------2-|---7---7-----7---|---0---0-----0----| 
|-----------2-----|-----2-------2---|-0---------------|------------------| 
|-0---------------|-0---------------|-----------------|------------------| 
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3----------------| 


                                                          Bridge 
                   1.                  2. 
  Dsus2             G6                  G6                 Dsus2 
  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-----|---------0-----0--||---------0-----0-||---------0-----0--| 
|-----5---5-----5-|-----3-----3-----o||-----3-----3-----||-----3-----3------| 
|---7---7-----7---|---0---0-----0----||---0---0-----0---||---2---2-----2----| 
|-0---------------|------------------||-----------------||-0----------------| 
|-----------------|-----------------o||-----------------||------------------| 
|-----------------|-3----------------||-3---------------||------------------| 


  G6                Dsus2             G6                Dsus2 
  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-|---------0-----0-|---------0-----0--| 
|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3------| 
|---0---0-----0---|---2---2-----2---|---0---0-----0---|---2---2-----2----| 
|-----------------|-0---------------|-----------------|-0----------------| 
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| 
|-3---------------|-----------------|-3---------------|------------------| 


  G6                Dsus2             G6                Em 
  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-|---------0-----0-|------------------| 
|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|-----0-----0------| 
|---0---0-----0---|---2---2-----2---|---0---0-----0---|---0-----0-----0--| 
|-----------------|-0---------------|-----------------|-------2----------| 
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------2----| 
|-3---------------|-----------------|-3---------------|-0----------------| 


  Em7               Asus4             A                 Dsus2 
  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------| 
|-------3-----3---|-----3---3-----3-|---2-----0-2-----|-----5---5-----5--| 
|-----0---0-----0-|---2---2-----2---|-------2-------2-|---7---7-----7----| 
|---2-------2-----|-----------2-----|-----2-------2---|-0----------------| 
|-----------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|------------------| 
|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| 


                                                         Outro 
                                          D.S. al Coda & 
  G6                Dsus2             G6                  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      W          +W 
|---------0-----0-|-----------5-----|---------0-----0--||-^2--------|-(2)----*| 
|-----3-----3-----|-----5---5-----5-|-----3-----3------||-^3--------|-(3)----*| 
|---0---0-----0---|---7---7-----7---|---0---0-----0----||-^2--------|-(2)----*| 
|-----------------|-0---------------|------------------||-^0--------|-(0)----*| 
|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||-----------|--------*| 
|-3---------------|-----------------|-3----------------||-----------|--------*| 


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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