Monkey Man

Rolling Stones



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     Standard tuning (!!!)
Capo at 2nd fret
Intro:
( first four bars omitted )
with a funky feel
C#m7 C#m6 A C#m C#m7 C#m6 A C# riff
|---9----|---9----|---9----|----9-9-|---7----|---6----|---5----|---------|
|--12----|--11----|--10----|----9-9-|---5----|---5----|---5----|---------|
|---9----|---9----|---9----|----9-9-|---6----|---6----|---6----|---------|
|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|---------|
|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|---------|
|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|---------|

The C# riff part is written below. It's almost impossible to get the exact
notes, since Keith hardly plays two bars the same twice. Just play along with
the record to get the right feeling.
|-------------------------|
|----6-6--7--7-7-7--7--6--|
|----6-6--6--6-6-6--9--6--|
|----6-6--8--8-8-8--------|
|-/8----------------------|
|-------------------------|

The chords in the verse are:
| E | E | C# riff | C# riff |
| E | E | C# riff | C# riff |
| A | B | C# riff | C# riff |
| A | B | C# riff | C# riff |
The E is played using the following pattern:
 E
|----------|

|-8p7--8p7-|
|---7----7-|
|---7----7-|
|---5----5-|
|----------|

Remember the capo, so the A can be played as a regular G and the B can be played
as a regular A.
The next part is the instrumental after the first two verses. Again, listen to
the record to get the timing right! This section was previously published in
Guitar World, December 1988 and transcribed by Dave Whitehall.
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------6----7--7--7--6--|--7-7---7-------6-6h7-6--|-------6----7-----7-7-6--|
|--4/6---6----6--9--9--6--|--9---9-9---9---6-6---6--|-------6----6-----9-9-6--|
|--4/6---6--6-8-----------|------------------6h8-6--|----------6-----8--------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-7--8--------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-6-----6----6--------6---|-----------7----7--7--6--|--6-----6----7-----8--6--|
|-6-----6--6-6-----9--6---|------6----6--9-9--9--6--|--6-----6----------9--6--|
|-------6--6-----8--------|------6--6-8--8-------6--|--6-----6--8-----8----6--|
|-7--8------------------7-|-7--8--------------------|--7--8-------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--6h7----7--6h7---6--6---|--6h7----7--6-6h7-----6--|
|--6------6--6-----7--6---|--6------6--6-6----6--6--|
|--6h8-8--8--6h8-8------8-|--6h8--8----6-6h8--8--6--|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|

This instrumental part is followed after a while by the next chord progression:
 EBAB
|--4--|--2--|--5--|--2--|
|--5--|--4--|--3--|--4--|
|--4--|--4--|--3--|--4--|   play 4 times
|--2--|--4--|--3--|--4--|
|-----|--2--|--4--|--2--|
|-----|-----|--5--|-----|

And then back to the instrumental part, accompanied by Mick`s shouting:
I`M A MONKEEEEYYY-AAAAHHHHH!!!!!
Finally, the lyrics:
I`m a fleabit peanut monkey, all my friends are junkies
That`s not really true.
I`m a cold Italian pizza, I could use a lemon squeezer
What`d you do?
I`ve been bitten, I`ve been tossed around, by every she-rat in this town
Have you, babe?
Well I am just a monkey man, I`m glad you are a monkey woman too!
I was bitten by a boar, I was gouged and I was gored
But I pulled on through.
Yes, I`m a sack of broken eggs, I always have an unmade bed
Don`t you?
Well I hope we`re not too messianic, or a trifle too satanic
We love to play the blues.
But when I am just a monkey man, I`m glad you are a monkey woman too.
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CRD: Monkey Man (Rolling Stones)
 ED
                                    I`m a fleabit peanut monkey. All my friends are junkies.That's not really true.
 ED
                                    I`m a cold Italian pizza.I could use a lemmon squeezer. What you do?
 A
                    I`ve been bitten, I`ve been tossed around
 BC#
                                 by every she-rat in this town.  Have you, babe?
 ABC#
                                    Well, I am just a monkey man.  I`m glad you are a monkey woman, too.
I was bitten by a boar.
I was gouged and I was gored.
But I pulled on through.
I am a sack of broken eggs.
I always have an unmade bed.
Don't you?
Well, I hope we're not too messianic or a trifle too santanic.
We love to play the blues.
I am just a monkey man.


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