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Prodigal Son

Year: 2002 - Album: Beggars Banquet

  		Tabbed by Koen van der Drift  
 
Tune your guitar in open E or open D with a capo at the 2nd position. I prefer  
the last one, because of the lower string tension, so the strings don't break  
that easily. The TAB is for open E. Only the basic chord shapes are shown. But  
this should get you on the way. Remember to listen to the record to get the  
right groove. The song is very repetitive and once you got the feel, it's very  
easy! 
 
Have fun, 
 
- Koen. 
 
--- 
 
open E tuning 
 
   Intro: 
 
E  |----------------3--0------------| 
B  |---------------------0----------| 
G# |-----------------------1p0-0----| 
E  |-3-0---0---0--------------------| 
B  |-----3--------------------------| 
E  |---------3----------------------| 
	 
 
The following two chords are played in a very fast strumming pattern. Do not  
play all six strings all the time, but damp them with you right hand. Every  
other bar a little riff is played. 
 
     E A 
E  |-0-0-|---0----0------0-|-0-0-|---0----0------0-|-(0-0-0-0)-|-0-0-| 
B  |-0-2-|-----0h2---0h2---|-0-2-|-----0h2---0h2---|-(2-2-3-4)-|-0-2-| 
G# |-0-1-|-----------------|-0-1-|-----------------|-(1-1)-----|-0-1-| 
E  |-0-0-|-----------------|-0-0-|-----------------|-(0-0-0-0)-|-0-0-| 
B  |-0-2-|-----------------|-0-2-|-----------------|0h2-2-3-4--|-0-2-| 
E  |-0-X-|-0---------------|-0-X-|-0---------------|-----------|-0-X-| 
 
 
--(1)--- means not necessarily played 
 
 
Now the singing starts, with the following basic pattern accompanying the  
singing. The strumming rhythm 'follows' the voice, and I show only the 'chords'  
played. 
 
 
The poor boy took his father's bread and started down the road 
E  |--3---0------------3---0---------------3---------------0--| 
B  |--2---0------------2---0---------------2---------------0--| 
G# |-(0)-(0)----------(0)-(0)-------------(0)-------------(0)-| 
E  |----------------------------------------------------------| 
B  |----------------------------------------------------------| 
E  |----------------------------------------------------------| 
 
 
    Started down the road    Took all he had and started down the road 
E  |--7---------------0-----|--0--0-----------------------------------| 
B  |--9---------------0-----|--0--2-----------------------------------| 
G# |--8---------------0-----|--0--1-----------------------------------| 
E  |------------------------|--0--0-----------------------------------| 
B  |------------------------|--0--2-----------------------------------| 
E  |------------------------|--0--X-----------------------------------| 
                             <- the same strumming pattern as above -> 
 
 
                       Goin' out in this world where God only knows     
E  |---0----0------0-|-0--0----------------------------------------| 
B  |-----0h2---0h2---|-0--2----------------------------------------| 
G# |-----------------|-0--1----------------------------------------| 
E  |-----------------|-0--0----------------------------------------| 
B  |-----------------|-0--2----------------------------------------| 
E  |-0---------------|-0--X----------------------------------------| 
                      <-   the same strumming pattern as above   -> 
 
 
   And that will be the way to get along 
E  |-------------------------------------|---0------0------0----| 
B  |----(2)------(2)----(3)---(4)--------|------0h2---0h2-------| 
G# |----(1)------(1)---------------------|----------------------| 
E  |----(0)------(0)----(0)---(0)--------|----------------------| 
B  |-----2--------2------3-----4---------|----------------------| 
E  |-------------------------------------|-0--------------------| 
   
    
E  |-------------------------------------|---0------0------0----| 
B  |----(2)------(2)----(3)---(4)--------|------0h2---0h2-------| 
G# |----(1)------(1)---------------------|----------------------| 
E  |----(0)------(0)----(0)---(0)--------|----------------------| 
B  |-----2--------2------3-----4---------|----------------------| 
E  |-------------------------------------|-0--------------------| 
 
 
The outtro chord is: 
 
E  |--2---| 
B  |--3---| 
G# |--0---| 
E  |------| 
B  |------| 
E  |------| 
 
Sorry, no lyrics! 
 
 

	  

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