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SOUTHERN MAN  Neil Young

Intro/fill example:
    [Dm]                        [Bb]      [Gm]       [Gm9]                          
E|------0h1---3p1-3p1----|--------3===--3-5--|
B|------3-----3---2---3--|--3-3-x-3===--3-3--|
G|--2---2---2-2---2---2--|--3-3-x-3===--3-3--|
D|--0---0---0-----0------|--3-3-x-5===--5----|
A|-----------------------|--1---x------------|
E|-----------------------|-------------------|


Chorus:
[Dm]Southern man better [Fmaj7]keep your head
[Bb]Don't forget what your [G7]good book said
[Dm]Southern change gonna [Fmaj7]come at last
[Bb]Now your crosses are [G7]burning fast
Fill (see example tab):
[Dm]Southern [Bb]Man[Gm] [Gm9]
[Dm]         [Bb]     [Gm]   [Gm9]    Verse:
[Dm]I saw cotton and [Bb]I saw [Gm]black[Gm9]
[Dm]Tall white mansions and [Bb]little [Gm]shacks[Gm9]
[Dm]Southern man when will you [Bb]pay them [Gm]back?[Gm9]
[A]I heard screamin' and bullwhips crackin'
[A]How long, how long? Ho-o-ow long?

Solo:
[Dm]                             [Bb]               [Gm] 2x                                                                        
||10------------+5-----------x-+-----------3====-(3)------(0)--||
||13^----(0)----+6----6--5---x-+-3---------3====--3--3----(0)--||
||:--------x----+7----7--7-----+-3---------3====--5^-5^(5)(0)-:||
||----------x---+--------------+-3---------3====---------------||
||--------------+--------------+-------x-------+---------------||
||--------------+--------------+------(0)------+---------------||


[Dm]                                          [Bb]                        
|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
|--------------------+-------10-----------+---------------------|
|--------------------+---8------12---12-x-12_10-10=====11_8-10-8
/10=============+10_8-10---10-------------+---------------------|


[Gm]                   [Dm]                                   etc...                                                                  
|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
|--------------------+--10----------------+---------------------|
|-----------------10-10-10-10-10_12-10-12-10-12-10-12-10--------|
|-----------------10-12----12-------------+---------------------|
|-------8--8-10/12---+--------------------+---------------------|
10_8_10--10----------+--------------------+---------------------|

|---------------10---+10-10_13-13-_13-_13-+13--10----10----12--13 |-----------10----13-+10-10---------------+-----13--------------| |---------10--12-----+--------------------+---------------------| 12-10-12-------------+--------------------+---------------------| |--------------------+--------------------+---------------------| |--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
|-12--13--12---10---10==---13--12--10--13--12--10--13--12--10---| |---------------+-13------x-----+---------------+---------------| |---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------| |---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------| |---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------| |---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|-10-12-13--10-12-13--10-12-13--10-12-13-13-13====13-12-10------| 13--------------+---------------+---------------+----------13---| |---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------| |---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------| |---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------| |---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
[Dm]                                          [Bb]                      
|10----10---10----10--13------------------+----------------5----|
|--------13---13-----+---10-8--6----8--6-+----------------6-6--|
|--------------------+------------7-------7-5-7==7====---7---7--|
|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|

[Gm]                     [Dm]                                            
|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
|6-8-6-8---8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6-8_6--|
|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|

[Bb](use pinky)        [Gm]                       [Dm]                                                                
|----10--------------+--------------------+---------------------|
|8^====-8_6---6^-----+--------------------+---------------------|
|-----------7-----7_5-7_5-7=-5757-57--5757======-----1012131313-|
|--------------------+--------------------+--------12-----------|
|--------------------+--------------------+-------12------------|
|--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|

|--------------------10----10--10-13=================--13---10--| |--------------------10--13--13-----------+---------------------| 1210-----------10-12-+--------------------+---------------------| |--1210-12===-x------+--------------------+---------------------| |------------x-------+--------------------+---------------------| |--------------------+--------------------+---------------------|
[Dm]                                [Bb]                [Gm]                
|---10==========+--10-----------+---------------+---------------|
13--------------+-----13-10====-+10-------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+12---12_10-----|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+-----------12===
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

[Dm]                                [Bb]                [Gm]                
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+-----133-131-etc.
=====================-----------+---------------+----2---2---2--|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

[Dm]                                [Bb]                [Gm]                
|---------------+---------------+1------1_3-----+-----------0_1==
|This is haphazard of Dm      --+-----------1---+1_3---1_3------|
|notes with random hammer-ons --+---------------+x--------------|
|and pull-offs, microbends    --+---------------+---------------|
|and the kitchen sink...      --+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

[Dm]                                [Bb]                [Gm]                
=---0_1--0-1_0-1_0--1-0-1-3--0_1-3--1-0----1--3-+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+------3-0-----3+-13131-_3-_3-_3|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

[Dm]                                [Bb]                [Gm]                
|---------------+-------------01-3--1--0---1===0----3==1===0===-|
3==----3==------+--------0-13---+--------3------+-3==-----------|
|----0---1====--+-------2-------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

[Dm]                                [Bb]                [Gm]                
|---------------+--------------1+---3-----3---1-+---------------|
|3=========================1_3=--3--------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------| |18.------------+15.------------+18.----15.-----+15.--15.--15.--| |20.------------+17.------------+20.----17.-----+17.--17.--17.--| |---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------| |---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------| |---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------| 15.--15.--15.--15.--15.--15.--15.-----15.---x---x---------------| 17.--17.--17.--17.--17.--17.--17.-----17.----x--17--------------| |---------------+---------------+---------------17^=============| |---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------| |---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
(Chorus)
Verse:
Lily Bell your hair is golden brown
I've seen your black man comin' down
Swear by God I'm gonna cut him down
I heard screamin' and bullwhips crackin' and
How long, how long? Ho-o-ow long?
Solo II:
[Dm]                                [Bb]               [Gm]                  
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|15-------------+15-----15------+17----18----18-+-18--18--18----|
|17^------------+17^----17^-----+19^---20^---20^+-20^-20^-20^---|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

...32 bars more of SOLO II to be continued (some day)...
Outro:
[Dm]                                [Bb]                [Gm]                
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|15---15---15---+15---15---15---+15---15---15---+15---15---15---|
|17---17---17---+17---17---17---+17---17---17---+17---17---17---|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

[Dm]                                [Bb]                [Gm]                
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|15---15---15---+15---15---15---+15---15---15---+15---15---15---|
|17---17---17---+17---17---17---+17---17---17---+17---17---17---|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

[Dm]                                [Bb]                [Gm]                
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|15---15---15---+15---15---15---+15---15---15---+15---15---15---|
|17---17---17---+17---17---17---+17---17---17---+17---17---17---|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|

FADE OUT...
[Dm]                                [Bb]                [Gm]                
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|20^--20^--20^--+20^------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|----------19---+19-------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|
|---------------+---------------+---------------+---------------|


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