Rory Gallagher

Empire State Express

Rory Gallagher

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Empire State Express

	  		

Playing Notes: 

/ - slide up 
\ - slide down 
s - slide between notes 
h - hammer on 
p - pull off 
~ - vibrato 
b - bend note 
* - notes played without slide 
x - muted 

played in Open G (D G D G B D from low to high) 

D-|-------------------------------/5--5--5-/8--8--8-/5--5--5-/8--8--8-8-s-5~| 
B-|-------------------------------/5--5--5-/8--8--8-/5--5--5-/8--8--8-8-s-5~| 
G-|-------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
D-|-------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
G-|-------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
D-|-------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
  This is the Empire State Express 


|-8----8------------------------8-----------------------10------------------| 
|---/8---8---8-8s6-----------8-----8~---------------10------10--------------| 
|----------8-------8-------8---------8~----------10-------------10\-----0---| 
|--------------------8---8---------------8-s-10-----------------------------| 
|----------------------8---------------------------------------------/3---0-| 
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 


   (* 
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|---3---3-3-3--3-3-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--------------------------------------| 
|--0----0-0-0--0-0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--------------------------------------| 
|-0-----0-0-0--0-0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-x-2-x-3-x-4-x-5-x-2-x-3-x-4-x-5-x-| 
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|---------------------------------------0-x-2-x-3-x-4-x-5-x-2-x-3-x-4-x-5-x-| 



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|-----------------------------0-0-3------------------------------1---1---1--| 
|-----------------------------0-0-0-----0------0-----0-------0-0-0---0---0--| 
|-2-x-3-x-4-x-5-x-2-x-3-x-4-x-0-0-0-----0------0-----0-------0-0-2---2---2--| 
|-----------------------------0-0-0-----0------0-----0-------0-0-0---0---0--| 
|-2-x-3-x-4-x-5-x-2-x-3-x-4-x-----------------------------------------------| 
                                    Went down to the station        leaned 


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|-1---1---1---1-1---------------------------------0-0-3---------------------| 
|-0---0---0---0-0---------------------------------0-0-0------0------0-------| 
|-2---2---2---2-2-0-x-2-x-3-x-4-x-5-x-2-x-3-x-4-x-0-0-0------0------0-------| 
|-0---0---0---0-0-0-------------------------------0-0-0------0------0-------| 
|-----------------0-x-2-x-3-x-4-x-5-x-2-x-3-x-4-x---------------------------| 
 against the door                                       went down to the 


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|------------------3---1---1---1---1---1----1-1-----------------------------| 
|------0-------0-0-0---0---0---0---0---0----0-0-----------------------------| 
|------0-------0-0-0---2---2---2---2---2----2-2---2-x-3-x-4-x-5-x-2-x-3-x---| 
|------0-------0-0-0---0---0---0---0---0----0-0-----------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------2-x-3-x-4-x-5-x-2-x-3-x---| 
 station and I        leaned against the door                             I 


|----------------3-3-5------------------------------------------------------| 
|----------------3-3-3------------------------------------------------------| 
|----------------0-0-0------------------------------------------------------| 
|----4---x-------0-0-0--------------0-0-0-0-0-0----x--x---------------------| 
|-----------------------------------0-0-3-0-3-0-0--x--x---------------------| 
|----4---x-----------------------------------------x--x---------------------| 
 knew it was the       Empire State                     tell by the way she 


|--------3-3-5-5---------------------------------3-3----3----3----3----3----| 
|--------3-3-3-3---------------------------------3-3----3----3----3----3----| 
|--------0-0-0-0-----------------------------0-0-0-0----0----0----0----0----| 
|--------0-0-0-0-2-x-3-x-4-x-5-x-2-x-3-x-4-x-0-0-0-0----0----0----0----0----| 
|--------------------------------------------0-0-0--------------------------| 
|----------------2-x-3-x-4-x-5-x-2-x-3-x-4-x--------------------------------| 
 roared                                               asked the depot 

        *)                                             (* 
|-3---3-3-------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-3---3-3-------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-0---0-0----0---0-0-0-----0-----0-----0-----0------------------------------| 
|-0---0-0-/3-----0-0-0-----0-----0-----0-----0------0-0-2-x-3-x-4-x-5-x-2-x-| 
|--------------0-0-0-0-----0-----0-----0-----0------0-0---------------------| 
|---------------------------------------------------0-0-2-x-3-x-4-x-5-x-2-x-| 
 agent                 please let me ride the blinds 


|-----------3------3------3------3--3-----3---------------------------------| 
|-----------3------3------3------3--3-----3------------1------------1-------| 
|---------0-0------0------0------0--0-----0----0---0---0------------0-------| 
|-3-x-4-x-0-0------0------0------0--0-----0----0---0---2------------2--0--0-| 
|---------0-0----------------------------------0---0---0------------0--0--0-| 
|-3-x-4-x--------------------------------------------------------------0--0-| 
               asked the depot agent     please let my ride the blinds 

|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|---------------------------------------0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----------| 
|-2-x-3-x-4-x-5-x-2-x-3-x-4----x----5---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----------| 
|---------------------------------------0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----------| 
|-2-x-3-x-4-x-5-x-2-x-3-x-4----x----5---------------------------------------| 
                           he said, son I'd like to help you, you know 


|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------0---0---0---0---0---0---0-------------------------------------| 
|-------------0---0---0---0---0---0---0--0-0-2-x-3-x-4-x-5-x-2-x-3-x-4-x----| 
|-0-0---0-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0--0-0--------------------------------| 
|-0-3p0----------------------------------0-0-2-x-3-x-4-x-5-x-2-x-3-x-4-x----| 
           but the Empire State ain't mine 

                                                               *) 
|-3-3-5-------------------------------3-3-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0------------| 
|-3-3-3-------------------------------3-3-1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1------------| 
|-0-0-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0------------| 
|-0-0-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-0-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2---/3-/3-0--| 
|---------0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----------------------------------------| 
|------------------------------------------------------------------/3-/3-0--| 
        the Empire State you know she       rides on Eastern time 

                 (* 
|-----------------3--5---3-0-0-0-----------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------| 
|-----------------3--3---3-0-0-1--1--1--1--1--1--1-1-0-0-1-1-1-1-1---1---1--| 
|-/3-/3-0----0----0--0---0-0-0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0---0--| 
|-----------------0--0---0-0-0-2--2--2--2--2--2--2-2-0-0-2-2-2-2-2---2---2--| 
|-/3-/3-0------0------------------------------------------------------------| 
|---------/3----------------------------------------------------------------| 
                                 the Empire State                  she rides 


|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|---1---1---1---------------------------------------------------------------| 
|---0---0---0-------------------------------------0---0---0---0---0---0-----| 
|---2---2---2----0-x-2-x-3-x-4-x-5-x-2-x-3-x-4-x--0---0---0---0---0---0-----| 
|----------------0-x------------------------------0---0---0---0---0---0-----| 
|----------------0-x-2-x-3-x-4-x-5-x-2-x-3-x-4-x----------------------------| 
 on Eastern time                              she's the glorious baby 

                                                    *) 
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------0---------------------------0-0-------------0-/3-0-/3-/3-0----0-| 
|-----------0--5------3--------2--------0-0-2-x-3-x-4-x----------------/3---| 
|-0-0-----0-0---------------------------0-0-------------0-/3-0--------------| 
|-0-3-s-5------5------3--------2------------2-x-3-x-4-x---------------------| 
             on the New York Central Line 

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|----------3----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------/3---3s1p0----------------------------------------------------------| 
|---0-x------------/5-/3-0---x-------------------------0-/5-(2)-/3-s-2------| 
|---0-x----------------------x-0-----------------0--/3------------------/5--| 
|-0-0-x--------------------0-x-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0--------------------------| 
|--------------------------------0h3-3-3-0h3-3-3----------------------------| 


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|--------1-1---1-1---1---1---1----------------0-/3-0-3s1p0--------------0---| 
|--------3-3---3-3---3-3-------3-----------0--0-/3-0-------/3-0-/5-/3-0-----| 
|-/3-0---2-2---2-2---2-------------------0----0-/3-0------------------------| 
|------0-----0-----0-------------/3-/3-0------0-/3-0------------------------| 
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 


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|-5-s-7---5-/7---5-/7---5-/7----------------------------0-------0-------0---| 
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|------------------------------7-/5~----------------3-------3-------3-------| 
|--------------------------------/5~--/5p0-/3-/3-0--------------------------| 
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 



|---0-------0-------0-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----0-------0-------0-----------------------------------------5-0--0-0x---| 
|-------0-------0-------0------0-0-0x------x------x------x-x-x--5-0--0-0x---| 
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|-------------------------0----0-0-0x------x------x------x-x-x--5-0--0-0x---| 
|----------------------------3----------------------------------------------| 
                    it was a          mean old fireman and a 


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|----0----0----0---------------------------------------0-0-----0-----0------| 
|----0----0----0---0-0-0-2-x-3-x-4-x-5-x-2-x-3-x-4-x---0-0-----0-----0------| 
|----0----0----0---0-0-0-------------------------------0-0-----0-----0------| 
|------------------0-0-0-2-x-3-x-4-x-5-x-2-x-3-x-4-x------------------------| 
 low down engineer                                was a    cruel fireman and 

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|--2-------------------0-2-x-3-x-4-x-5-x-2-x-3-x-4-x-0-0-----0-----0-----0--| 
|----------------------0-----------------------------0-0-----0-----0-----0--| 
|------------------------2-x-3-x-4-x-5-x-2-x-3-x-4-x------------------------| 
 a   low down engineer                                   took my baby away 

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|------0-0-0----0------------0------0-0-0-2-x-3-x-4-x-5-x--0--3--2--0-0-----| 
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|-/3-------------------3------------0-0-0-2-x-3-x-4-x-5-x--0--3--2--0-0-----| 
            left poor me sitting here 

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|-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----0----0----0----0----0---0-0-/12-12-12----| 
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|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
 engineer blew the whistle and the   fireman rang the bell 


|-/12-12-12-/12-12-12~------------------------------------------------------| 
|-/12-12-12-/12-12-12~------------------------------------------------------| 
|-/12-12-12-/12-12-12~-12\-0-/3-0-------------------------------------------| 
|---------------------------------0-0-0--0--0--0-0----0----0----0----0------| 
|----------------------------/3-0-0-0-0--0--0--0-0----0----0----0----0------| 
|---------------------------------0-0-0--0--0--0-0----0----0----0----0------| 
                                       well the   engineer blew the whistle 

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|---0----10-s-12--/12--/12--/12-----0------3-s-5----------------------------| 
|---0-----------------------------------------------------------------------| 
 and the                   fireman rang the bell 


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|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
     my woman was on board          she was waving me farewell 

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|---------2-3-4-------0--0--------------------------------------------------| 
|---0h2---------0-2-0-------------------------------------------------------| 


                               *) 
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|---------------------------------------------/7----------------------------| 
|--------0---------------------------------------7-/5~--5-3-5-5-/7--0-------| 
|----------3-x-4-x-5-x-2-x-3-x-4-x-/7~-------------/5~----------------------| 
|-0------------------------------------------------/5~----------------0-0---| 
|----0h2---3-x-4-x-5-x-2-x-3-x-4-x-/7~--------------------------------------| 


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|-------0------------0--0--0-0-0------------------------------0--0----------| 
|-3-2-0------------0--------------------------------------------------------| 
|----------0--3b-0----------------------------------------------------------| 
                                 I'm gonna tell you what that      mean old 


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|-------------------2p0-3p0-4p0-5p0-0-h-2-0-h-3-0-h-4-0-h-5-----------------| 
  train will do                                             I'm gonna tell 


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|----0--3--3------3-------2----------0--0-0h2-0-0h3-0-0h4-0-0h5-2-x-3-x-4-x-| 
 you         the mean old train will do 


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|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
    take your woman away     and shoot back       black smoke at you 


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                              take your woman away                 and shoot 

                                       *) 
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|---------------------0---------------------------------------------------0-| 
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
 black smoke back at you                              take your woman away 

        (* 
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|---------------------0----0-----0-0--0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0---------------------| 
|--0-----3---2---0----0----0-------------0--------------------0---2-0-3-----| 
 shoot black   smoke back at you                     let's go 

                                            *) 
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|-----------------------------------------0---0-0-/12-12-12\-x-0-x-0-x------| 
|-4---5---2---3---4---5---2---3---4---5----------------------x-0-x-0-x------| 



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|-/12-12-12\-x-0-x-0-x-/7-7~-x-7-x-7-x-/7-7-7~-x-7-x-7-x-/12-12~-x-0-x-0-x--| 
|-/12-12-12\-x-0-x-0-x-/7-7~-x-7-x-7-x-/7-7-7~-x-7-x-7-x-/12-12~-x-0-x-0-x--| 
|------------x-0-x-0-x-------x-7-x-7-x---------x-7-x-7-x---------x-0-x-0-x--| 


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|-/12-12-12\-10-------/7-7-7~-----------------------3-h-5--| 
|-/12-12-12\-10-------/7-7-7~---/5~--s--3\--------3--------| 
|-/12-12-12\-10-x-0-x-/7-7-7~---/5~--s--3\------0----------| 
|-/12-12-12\-10-x-0-x-/7-7-7~---/5~--s--3\----0------------| 
|-/12-12-12\-10-x-0-x-/7-7-7~---/5~--s--3\---0-------------| 
|---------------x-0-x--------------------------------------| 
		  

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