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Sweet Home Alabama   Lynyrd Skynyrd





Date: Thu, 25 Dec 1997 18:11:33 +0100




                      Sweet Home Alabama
                       Lynyrd Skynyrd

The two versions I could find are good, but they both miss
some parts. So here is the complete song, unfortunately
without the solo, but I am working on it. I don’t know if that’s
the exact way to play it, but it sounds good so have fun with it.
(Roli)

Intro

|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-------3----------|--------3---------|-----------3------|
|----------2-------|-----------0------|-----------0------|
|-0--0----------0--|------------------|-----------0------|
|------------------|-3p0h3--------3---|-----------2------|
|------------------|------------------|--3p0h3----3------|

|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|-------3----------|---------3--------|
|-------------2p0--|----------2-------|------------0-----|
|-----0h2p2--------|-0--0--------0----|------------------|
|-0h2-------2------|------------------|--3p0h3--------3--|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|

|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|---------3--------|------------------|--------3---------|
|---------0--------|0-0-2p0-0-4h0-0-5b|-----------2------|
|---------0--------|------------------|--0--0----------0-|
|---------2--------|------------------|------------------|
|-3p0h3---3--------|------------------|------------------|

|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|--------3---------|-----------3------|------------------|
|-----------0------|-----------0------|-------------2p0--|
|------------------|-----------0------|-----0h2h0--------|
|-3p0h3--------3---|-----------2------|-0h2-------2------|
|------------------|--3p0h3----3------|------------------|

|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-------3----------|--------3---------|---------3------3-|
|----------2-------|-----------0------|---------0------0-|
|-0--0----------0--|------------------|---------0------0-|
|------------------|-3p0h3--------3---|---------2------2-|
|------------------|------------------|--3p0h3--3--3-3-3-|

There are different ways to play along the verses and the chorus. I
actually use all of them to make the song sound more exciting and they
are also good to play the song with two guitars. The first possibility
is to repeat the picking of the intro.The second one is just to play the
chords like that and add one of the little licks each time before you
start over:
|---------2----|-----------0-----|----------3------|
|---------3----|-----------1-----|----------0------|
|---------2----|-----------0-----|----------0------|
|--0--0---0----|-----------2-----|----------0------|
|--------------|---3p0h3---3-----|----------2------|
|--------------|-----------------|---3p0h3--3------|

The little licks are as follows:
       Lick 1      Lick2               Lick3
|------------------||------------------||-------------------||
|------------------||------------------||-------------------||
|-------------2p0--||0-0-2p0-0-4p0-0-5b||----0-----0-----0--||
|-----2p0h2--------||------------------||0h2---0h2---0h2----||
|-0h2-------2------||------------------||-------------------||
|------------------||------------------||-------------------||

The third possibility is as follows:

|--------------|--------------|-------------|-------------||
|--------------|--------------|-------------|-------------||
|--7--7--7--7--|--5--5--5--5--|-------------|-------------||
|--7--7--9--7--|--5--5--7--5--|--5--5----5--|----5-5-5-5--||
|--5--5--5--5--|--3--3--3--3--|--5--5----5--|----5-5-7-5--||
|--------------|--------------|--3--3----3--|----3-3-3-3--||

The riff you can hear between the verses and the chorus wasn’t easy to
figure out, but here it is:

|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|----------7----7--|------------5--5--|------------------|
|----------7----7--|------------5--5--|------------------|
|-7h8h9------------|--9\7—-5/7--------|---7\0—(let ring)-|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|

|----------------------|
|----------------------|
|-------0--------------|
|-----0-------------0--|
|-0h2-----------0h2----|
|---------3p0h3--------|
Here are the lyrics in case you don’t know them:

SWEET HOME ALABAMA

Big wheels keep on turning,
carry me home to see my kin
singing songs about the southland.
I miss ole bamy once again and I think it's a sin.   Yeah.

Well, I heard Mister Young sing about her.
Well, I heard ole Neil put her down.
Well, I hope Neil Young will remember
a southern man don't need him around anyhow.

Sweet home Alabama where the skies are so blue.
Sweet home Alabama, Lord, I'm coming home to you.

In Birmingham they love the Gov'nor.  Oooh hoo hoo.
Now we all did what we could do.
Now Watergate does not bother me.
Does your conscience bother you, tell the truth.

Sweet home Alabama where the skies are so blue.
Sweet home Alabama, Lord, I'm coming home to you.

Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers
and they ve been known to pick a song or two.
Lord, they get me off so much,
they pick me up when I'm feeling blue, now how about you.

Sweet home Alabama where the skies are so blue.
Sweet home Alabama, Lord, I'm coming home to you.
Sweet home Alabama where the skies are so blue.
Sweet home Alabama, Lord, I'm coming home to you.

Special Thanks to my first guitar teacher in Dexter / Michigan: Bill
Hansen and his family.

ROLI HORVATH


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