Gimme Shelter

Rolling Stones



Rhythm Guitar Intro
 C#BA4
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----7---7---6-7-|-----5---5---4-5-|-----4-2---4-2---|-4-2---4-2---4-2-|
-|---6---8-----6-8-|---4---6-----4-6-|---2-----2-----2-|-4-2---4-2---4-2-|
-|-6---------6-----|-4---------4-----|-2---------------|-----2-----2-----|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

 C#BA
  8   
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----7---7-7-7-7-|-----5---5-5-5-5-|-----4-2---4-2---|-4-2-----4-2-4-2-|
-|---6---8-8-8-8-8-|---4---6-6-6-6-6-|---2-4-2-2-4-2---|-4-2---2-4-2-4-2-|
-|-6---------------|-4---------------|-2-------------2-|-----2-----------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

 C#BA12
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----7---7-7-7-6-|-----5---5-5-5-4-|-----4-2---4-2---|-4-2-----4-2-4-2-|
-|---6---8-8-8-8-6-|---4---6-6-6-6-4-|---2-4-2-2-4-2---|-4-2---2-4-2-4-2-|
-|-6---------------|-4---------------|-2-------------2-|-----2-----------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

 C#BA16
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-6-7-7---9-7-6---|-4-5-5---7-5-4---|-----4-2---4-2---|-4-2-----2-4-2-2-|
-|-6-8-8---8-8-6-6-|-4-6-6---6-6-4---|---2-4-2---4-2---|-4-2---2-2-4-2-2-|
-|-------6---------|-------4-------4-|-2-------2-----2-|-----2-----------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

 C#BA
  20   
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----7---9-7-6---|-----5---7-5-4---|-----4-2---4-2---|-4-2-----2-4-4-2-|
-|---6---8-8-8-6---|---4---6-6-6-4---|---2-4-2---4-2---|-4-2---2-2-4-4-2-|
-|-6-------------6-|-4-------------4-|-2-------2-----2-|-----2-----------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

 C#BAEAEAEBEB24
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----7---9-7-6---|-----5---7-5-4---|-----4-2---4-2---|-----------------|
-|---6---8-8-8-6---|---4---6-6-6-4---|---2-4-2---4-2---|-----------------|
-|-6-------------6-|-4-------------4-|-2-------2-----2-|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---7---7---9---9-|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0-5-0-5-0-7-0-7-|

Lead Guitar Intro
 C#BAA
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------9-9>|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------12----|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

 C#BAA
-|>9---------9-----|-----------------|-----------------|-------------9-9>|
-|------------12-9>|>9-----------9b10|-----------------|---9-------12----|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|11---------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

 C#BAA
-|>9---------------|-----------------|---9-------9-----|-------------9-9>|
-|------------9b10-|-9b10r9----------|12------12-----9>|>9b10r9---12-----|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------9-------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

 C#BAA
-|>9--------9------|-----------------|--------9--------|-----9------------|
-|------------12-9>|b10r9------------|--12-------------|--12--12-9b10-9b10|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-9---------------|-9----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|

 C#BAA
-|-----------------|-----------------|-9---------------|-----------9---9>|
-|-9b10r9----------|-9---------9--12-|--12---------9---|-----9--12--12---|
-|-----------------|--11---------9---|----------11-----|--11-------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

 C#BAA
-|>9---------------|-9---------------|-----------------|---9-------------------|
-|----------9---12-|---12----9b10----|-9b10------9---9-|12--12-------12--------|
-|--------11--9----|-----------------|---------11--11--|-------9--11b13r11p9---|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------11-|-11vvv
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|

Verse 1
 C#sus
 Ooh a storm is threatening my very life today
If I don't get some shelter, Oh yeah I'm gonna fade away
Chorus 1,2,4
 C#BAEAEAEBEB
 War, Children, It's just a shot away, It'just shot away 
 C#BAEAEAEBEBC#
 War, Children, It's just a shot away, It'just shot away  
Verse 2
Ooh, see the fire sweepin, our very streets today
Burn like a red coal carpet, Mad bull lost its way
Chorus 2
Solo
Chorus 3
(3 times)
 C#BAEAEAEBEB
 Rape, Murder, It's just a shot away, It'just shot away 
Verse 3
Mmm, the flood is threatening, my very life today
Gimme, Gimme Shelter, I'm gonna fade away
Chorus 4
Chorus 5
 C#BAEAEAEBEB
 Love, sister, It's just a kiss away, It'just kiss away 
It's just a kiss away, It's just a kiss away, kiss away, kiss away, yeah
Rhythm Guitar during verse
 C#
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----6-----6-----|-6---7---7-6---6>|>6---6-----6-----|-----7-----------|
-|-----6-----6-----|-6---6---6-6---6>|>6---6-----6-----|-9-6-6-6-----6-4-|
-|-----6-----6-----|-6---6---6-6---6>|>6---6-----6-----|-6-6-6-6-----6-4-|
-|-----4-----4-----|-4---4---4-4---4>|>4---4-----4-----|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

 C#
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-6---6-----6-----|-6---7-6-------6>|>6---6-----6-----|-----7-----------|
-|-6---6-----6-----|-6---6-6-------6>|>6---6-----6-----|-9-6-6-6-----6-4-|
-|-6---6-----6-----|-6---6-6-------6>|>6---6-----6-----|-6-6-6-6-----6-4-|
-|-4---4-----4-----|-4---4-4-------4>|>4---4-----4-----|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

(3rd verse variation)
 C#
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----6-----6-----|-----7-6---------|-----6-----6-6---|-----7-6---------|
-|-----6-----6-----|-9-6-8-6-----9-6-|>6---6-----6-6---|-9-6-8-6-----9-6-|
-|-----6-----6-----|-6-6-6-6-----6-6-|>6---6-----6-6---|-6-6-6-6-----6-6-|
-|-----4-----4-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

Rhythm Guitar Chorus
 C#BAEAEAEBEB
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-6---6-666-6---6-|-4---4-444-4---4-|-2---2-222-2---2-|-----------------|
-|-6---6-666-6---6-|-4---4-444-4---4-|-2---2-222-2---2-|-----------------|
-|-4---4-444-4---4-|-2---2-222-2---2-|-0---0-000-0---0-|---7---7---9---9-|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0-5-0-5-0-7-0-7-|

 C#BAEAEAEBEB
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-6---6-667-6---6-|---------5-4-4-4-|---------3-2-2-2-|-----------------|
-|-6---6-666-6---6-|-4---4-444-4-4-4-|-2---2-222-2-2-2-|-----------------|
-|-6---6-666-6---6-|-4---4-444-4-4-4-|-2---2-222-2-2-2-|-----------------|
-|-4---4-444-4---4-|-2---2-222-2-2-2-|-0---0-000-0-0-0-|---7---7---9---9-|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0-5-0-5-0-7-0-7-|

Lead at end of Chorus 1
 C#
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
-|-----------------|------12b14b14b14|b14r12-----9-----|----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|------11-----11--|11b13r11--------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------9-11---|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|

Lead at end of Chorus 2
 C#
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---12-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-------------9-11|b13--b13r11-9-11-9----|
-|-----------------|------9----------|----11---9-11----|-------------------11>|
-|-----------------|-9h11--11--------|-----------------|----------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------|

 C#
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
-|-----------------|---12------------|--------12---12--|---12-----------|
-|--------------11>|b13--b13r11-9----|---11b13--b13--11|b13---9---------|
-|>11--------------|--------------11-|-----------------|---------11-----|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|

 C#BAEAEAEBEB
-|-----------------|-----------------|----9-----------------|------------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------|------------------------|
-|---11b13-9-------|-9---------9---9-|11b13-13r11-9-11-9-11-|b13b13b13b13r11-9-------|
-|----------11-9-11|--11-9-11---11---|----------------------|------------------11-11>|
-|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------|------------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------|------------------------|

 C#BAEAEAEBEB
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------------|
-|-----------------|---------9-------|-----------------|-11b13b13b13b13r11-9----|
-|>11vvvv----------|---9-11----11>>>>|>11vvvv----------|---------------------11-|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------------|

 C#BAEAEAEBEB
-|-----------------|----------------------------|------------------|--------------------|
-|-----------------|12b14b14b14b14b14r12-12-----|------------------|--------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------------11-9-|-------------9-11-|b13----------9-11b13|
-|-11vvvv----------|----------------------------|-11vvv--9-11------|----11--9-11--------|
-|-----------------|----------------------------|------------------|--------------------|
-|-----------------|----------------------------|------------------|--------------------|

Other leads are based on the C#m pentatonic scale (C# E F# G# B C#)
Most of the tabs include 8th note rhythms,
i.e. |-9-9---9-1-2-3-44-|

is 8th note, 4th note, 8th note, 8th, 8th, 8th, 16th, 16th
@
From: Paul Zimmerman
Subject: CRD: Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones
"Gimmie Shelter"
by the Rolling Stones
C# B A C# B A C# B A C# B A ,(rock it) C# B A
 C#
                OH  the storm is threaten'in, out on the street today
if I don't get some shelter, oh I gonna fade away
 C#BAB
                oh children , its just a shot away , its just a shot away
 C#BAB
                oh children , its just a shot away , its just a shot away
 C#
                Oh the fires is a sweepin , out the street today
Burns like a red coat dog, lets put the logs away
 C#BAB
                oh children , its just a shot away , its just a shot away
 C#BAB
                oh children , its just a shot away , its just a shot away
 C#BAB
                oh sister, its just a kiss away , its just a kiss away
 C#BA
                its just a kiss away  its just a kiss away  its just a kiss away
 ABC#
                 Main Chords:
C# B A (played as E-shape bar/power chords)
or in notes:
        D|------11------9-------7----

Intro(Rhythm Guitar):
e|----------------------------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------------------------
G|---------------------------------------------------------- ad lib...
D|----------9-9--9-----------7-7--7------7---7---7---7------ then goto power
A|-------11--------11------9--------9----------------------- chords.
E|-----9-----------------7-------------5---5---5---5---5/9/-

Intro Riff I (Lead Guitar):
e|---9---------------------------------------
B|------9^10^9----9^10^9----7-9--9--7h9p7----
G|----------------------------------------9--           (x3)
D|-------------------------------------------
A|-------------------------------------------
E|-------------------------------------------
                                             ----------------------------------
                                             ----------------------------------
        End the third time with...           -6-66-66--6--4-44-44--------------
        Followed by Riff II.                 ---------------------7-77-77--4---
                                             ----------------------------------
                                             ----------------------------------

Riff II:
e|---------------
B|---7h9p7-------
G|---------9--6--  (Played at the start of each line in the verse)
D|---------------  NB: h=hammer-on p=pull-off
A|---------------
E|---------------

The Chorus is a variation of Main Riff and Riff I but ends with something like:
e|---9--7-7-7-7-7-7-7------7------------------------------
B|-------------------10-10---10--9-10-9-7-9--7h9p7--------
G|--------------------------------------------------9--6--
D|--------------------------------------------------------
A|--------------------------------------------------------
E|--------------------------------------------------------

Oh I see the storm is threatening, my very life today
If I dont get some shelter, Yeah I'm gonna fade away
War children, its just a kiss away, its just a kiss away
War children, its just a kiss away, its just a kiss away
Yeah...
Oh I see the fire is sweeping, out on the streets today
Burn me like a blood red carpet, the fool lost the way
Rape, Murder, its just a kiss away , its just a kiss away
Rape, Murder, its just a kiss away , its just a kiss away
Yeah...
Oh I see the storm is threatening, my very life today
Gimmie gimmie shelter, yeah I'm gonna fade away
Love, sister, its just a shot away, it's just a shot away
Love, sister, its just a shot away, shot away, shot away
War children, its just a kiss away, its just a kiss away
War children, its just a kiss away, its just a kiss away
Rape, Murder, its just a kiss away , its just a kiss away
Rape, Murder, its just a kiss away , its just a kiss away
(Repeat to fade...)
Peace,
Paul Z audsm@asuacad }8@)
From: cscsj@lux.latrobe.edu.au ( Junacko)
Subject: Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter Tips
>Yup. I'm around. Does anyone know of a good source for the tablature
>music for Gimme Shelter?
No, but here's a recipe -- I got this out of an interview with Keef in
Guitarist a couple of years back:
take one Fender Telecaster
tune to open E (E B E G# B E)
the intro and chorus use C#-B-A-E (9th, 7th, 5th, open)
the verse uses C# (9th fret) and F# (basically, move your
fingers around the 11th and 12th frets)
Listen to it a few times and maybe you'll get a feel for it. But the
open tuning is essential.
--Rick.
From uunet!stanford.edu!rutgers!cbmvax!macon Mon Jul 27 11:46:19 PDT 1992
Article: 1127 of alt.guitar.tab
Path: nevada.edu!uunet!stanford.edu!rutgers!cbmvax!macon
From: macon@gallifry.Berkeley.EDU (Glen Macon)
Newsgroups: alt.guitar.tab
Subject: music : GIMMIE SHELTER
Keywords: (Stones)
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Date: 27 Jul 92 14:23:27 GMT
Sender: news@cbmvax.commodore.com
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Title: GIMMIE SHELTER (Stones)
C# B A C# B A C# B A C# B A ,(rock it) C# B A
 C#
                OH  the storm is threaten'in, out on the street today
if I don't get some shelter, oh I gonna fade away
 C#BAB
                oh children , its just a shot away , its just a shot away
 C#BAB
                oh children , its just a shot away , its just a shot away
 C#
                Oh the fires is a sweepin , out the street today
Burns like a red coat dog, lets put the logs away
 C#BAB
                oh children , its just a shot away , its just a shot away
 C#BAB
                oh children , its just a shot away , its just a shot away
 C#BAB
                oh sister, its just a kiss away , its just a kiss away
 C#BA
                its just a kiss away  its just a kiss away  its just a kiss away
 ABC#
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