Just Dropped In

Kenny Rogers

[Notes: the guitars are so distorted it's hard to tell, but the chord
notated as Am7 might actually be A7#9 (54555x) - try both and see
which you think sounds more like the record. The bass is definitely
tuned below concert pitch (see the second break), and I suspect that
the distorted rhythm guitar is as well - try tuning to DGCFAD and
playing in Em/Fm/F#m. -- AWR]

Intro:

(backwards guitar over B minor pentatonic scale; end on D note)

Chorus:

 N.C.
        Dm  
Yeah yeah oh, yeah
 Dm
        What condition my condition was in

Verse 1:

 DmG/DDm
        I woke up this morning with the sundown   pouring in
 5x555x
                                                  Am7   
I found my mind in a brown paper bag within
 DmF
        I tripped on a cloud and fell a-eight miles high
 Bbmaj7
        I tore my mind  on a jagged sky
 DmAm7Dm
        I just dropped in   to see what condition my condition was in

 repeat cborus

Instrumental break #1:

bass (doubled w/vibes; fuzz guitar plays chords where
indicated):

 CAbBbmEbm
             v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v     v
        -5-|---2-----------1-|-----------------|-----------------|---
        ---|-------3---3-----|---1-------------|-----------------|---
        ---|---------5-------|-------3-1-4---1-|-4---1-4---1-4-5-|-6-
        ---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---

(I
...)

 key cbange to Ebm

 EbmAb/EbEbm
        I pushed my soul  in a deep dark hole and then I followed it in
 Bbm7
        I found myself crawlin' out as I was crawlin' in
 EbmGb
        I got up so tight, I couldn't unwind
 Cbmaj7
        I saw so much, I broke my mind
 EbmBbm7Ebm
        I just dropped in   to see what condition my condition was in

Guitar solo:

 5/4
        Ebm                Db                Gb  
 2X
         / / / /  / / / /  / / / /  / / / /  / / / / /    
 in
(yeah)

 repeat cborus in Ebm:

 N.C.
        Ebm  
Yeah yeah oh, yeah
 Ebm
        What condition my condition was in

Instrumental break #2:

bass (doubled w/vibes; fuzz guitar plays chords where indicated)

[Note: this starts in a lower octave than the first time,
and goes down to a low Eb - detune the low E as
indicated,
play it on one of them newfangled 5-strings, or shift it
up an octave.]

v v v v v v v v v v v v v
      G ---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---
      D ---|-----------------|-----------0-----|-0-----0-----0-1-|-2-
      A -4-|---1-----------0-|-------4-2-----2-|-----2-----2-----|---
     Eb ---|-------3-0-3-----|---1-------------|-----------------|---

(Someone...)

 key cbange to Em

Verse 3:

 EmA/EEm
        Someone painted "April Fool" in big black letters on a dead-end
sign
 Bm7
        I've had my foot on the gas since I left the road and blew out
my mind
 EmG
        Eight miles out of Memphis and I got no spare
 Cmaj7
        Eight miles straight up downtown somewhere
 EmBm7Em
        I just dropped in   to see what condition my condition was in
 EmBm7Em
        I said, I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was
 in
Coda:

 N.C.
        Em  
Yeah yeah oh, yeah-eh [slow down; voices through
Leslie]

Em (single chord w/fuzz and tremolo)

bass (doubled w/vibes; free tempo):

        ------6-5---4----3----------3-----
        -5--------6--------3----1-2---0---
        ----------------------------------
        ----------------------------------


Em (feedback, organ, and fuzz guitar; fade out, in, out, in,
out)

-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers

 --
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