She talks to angels

Black Crowes

Here is the acoustic guitar part for the Black Crowes' "She Talks To Angels". Chris Robinson's guitar is tuned to an Open E chord. I sort of stumbled onto this fact when I was I was trying to learn another tune that was in Open E. Most of this I figured out by ear, some I picked up from the Crowes' appearance in MTV Unplugged. I'm not claiming it's 100% accurate, and I haven't included any strict timing indicators. Use this tab as a guide, and listen to the recording to get a feel for the timing and chord changes.
To tune to Open E, raise the 5th (A) string to B (full tone) raise the 4th (D) string to E (full tone) raise the 3rd (G) string to G# (half tone)
As usual: h = hammer on p = pull off s = slide The characters ^ and v below the tab indicate suggested strumming patterns for chord sections (^ = strum up, towards the ceiling, v = strum down)
She Talks To Angels
Written by Chris/Rich Robinson Performed by The Black Crowes INTRO -----
e|------0---------0--+---------0---------+-----0------------+ (Repeat) B|--4s5---4s2--0-----|------0------------|-----0------------| G#|-------------------|--0h1------1--1p0--|-----0------------| E|-------------------|-------------------|--0--0------------| B|-------------------|-------------------|------------------| E|-------------------+-------------------+------------------+
(natural harmonics) |------------------+------------------+---5-----7--------+------------------| |--0-0-0---0-0-0---|--0--0--0--0------|---5-----7--------|------------------| |--0-0-0---0-0-0---|--1--1--1--0------|---5-----7--------|------------------| |--0-0-0---0-0-0---|--2--4--2--0------|---5-----7--------|------------------| |--0-0-0---0-0-0---|--0--0--0--0------|---5-----7--------|------------------| |------------------+------------------+------------------+------------------| v ^ v v v ^ v v v v (sharp downward strokes)
|------------------+------------------+------------------+------------------| |-----------0--0---|--0--0--0--0------|-------------2p0--|----------0-------| |-----------0--0---|--1--1--1--0------|-------3p0--------|-0--3p0-----------| |-----------0--0---|--2--4--2--0------|-2s4-4-----2------|--------2---2-----| |-----------0--0---|--0--0--0--0------|------------------|------------------| |------------------+------------------+------------------+------------------| v ^ v v v v
|-------------------+------------------+-0---0---0---0----+-0---0---0---0----| |---0---0-0-0-------|--0--0--0--0------|---5---4----------|------------------| |---0---0-0-0-------|--1--1--1--0------|-----------5---3--|---1---0----------| |---0---0-0-0-------|--2--4--2--0------|------------------|-----------0------| |---0---0-0-0-------|--0--0--0--0------|------------------|------------------| |-------------------+------------------+------------------+------------------| v v v ^ v v v v
|-------------------+------------------+ |---0---0-0-0-------|--0--0--0--0------| |---0---0-0-0-------|--1--1--1--0------| |---0---0-0-0-------|--2--4--2--0------| |---0---0-0-0-------|--0--0--0--0------| |-------------------+------------------+ v v v ^ v v v v

VERSES (all verses are played the same, no chord for the first half, ------ and then the strumming pattern below for the second half)
1. She never mentions the word addiction In certain company Yes, she'll tell you she's an orphan After you meet her family 2. She paints her eyes black as night now Pulls those shades down tight Yeah she gives a smile when the pain comes The pain gonna make everything alright, alright 3. She keeps a lock of hair in her pocket She wears a cross around her neck Yes, the hair is from the little boy And the cross is someone she has not met, not yet
+-------------------+------------------+------------------+ |-------------------|--0----0-0-0------|--0--0--0--0------| |-------------------|--0----0-0-0------|--1--1--1--0------| |-------------------|--0----0-0-0------|--2--4--2--0------| |-------------------|--0----0-0-0------|--0--0--0--0------| +-------------------+------------------+------------------+ v v v ^ v v v v
CHORUS ------
1. (no lyrics) 2. She says she talks to angels they call her out by her nam e Oh yeah she talks to angels says they call her out by her nam e 3. She says she talks to angels says they all know her name Oh yeah she talks to angels says they call her out by her nam e
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-+-0-0-0-0-0-0--+--7--7-7-7-7-7-7--+--5--5-5-5-5-5-5--+ |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5--|--7--7-7-7-7-7-7--|--5--5-5-5-5-5-5--| |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0--|--7--7-7-7-7-7-7--|--5--5-5-5-5-5-5--| |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0--|--7--7-7-7-7-7-7--|--5--5-5-5-5-5-5--| |-------------------|--------------|--7--7-7-7-7-7-7--|--5--5-5-5-5-5-5--| |-------------------+--------------+------------------+------------------+ ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v v ^ v v ^ v v v ^ v v ^ v

+------------------+------------------+ (Repeat chorus using alternate lyrics ) |--0----0---0------|--0--0--0--0------| |--0----0---0------|--1--1--1--0------| |--0----0---0------|--2--4--2--0------| |--0----0---0------|--0--0--0--0------| +------------------+------------------+ v v ^ v v v v
BRIDGE ------
(A = x55555, E=x00000, Esus=x00100)
A E Esus A E Esus She don't know no lover, none that I ever seen A E Esus Yeah, to her that that ain't nothing A E But to me, it means everything
Repeat Verse 2 and Chorus -------------------------
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 1995 23:22:18 -0500 (CDT)
SHE TALKS TO ANGELS Black Crowes Shake Your Moneymaker
The first thing you want to do is tune your guitar. Rich Robinson plays in open D tuning to get a loose feel for the strings, but most transcriptions that've been published are in open E. For open E tuning, you start with the regular tuning, EADGBE (low to high), and you tune the ADG strings up to BEG# respectively. So you end up with EBE(G#)BE. For open D tuning, you'll like this a lot better, you do the same and then drop every string a whole step: you end up with DAD(F#)AD. Rich then capos at the 2nd fret, so you end up with open E-tuning anyway, but there is a big difference in the feel.
-----0-------0----------0------------0-;--0-0-0---0---0--------0--0---- -4h5---42-0---0------0--------------0-;--0-0-0---0---0--0-----0--0---- ------------------0h1-----1--1p0-----0-;--0-0-0---0---0--1--0--1--0---- ----------------------------------0--0-;--0-0-0---0---0--2--0--2--0---- -------------------------------------0-;--0-0-0---0---0--2--0--2--0---- ---------------------------------------;--0-0-0---0---0--0--0--0--0---- (Repeat part before ; once)
N.H. N.H -12---14---------0---0-0--------0--0-------------------------------------- -12---14---------0---0-0--0-----0--0-----------------------------------0-- -12---14---------0---0-0--1--0--1--0------------0-3p0----5p0----3p0------- -12---14---------0---0-0--2--0--2--0----0--2/4--------0------0-------0---- -12---14---------0---0-0--2--0--2--0-------------------------------------- -12---14---------0---0-0--0--0--0--0--------------------------------------
--------0---0-0--0--0--0--0----0---0---0---0---0---0------------------- --------0---0-0--0--0--0--0------5---4---2---0--------------0---------- --------0---0-0--1--0--1--0----------------------1---1p0--------------- -2--0---0---0-0--2--0--2--0-------------------------------0---2--0----- --------0---0-0--2--0--2--0-------------------------------------------- --------0---0-0--0--0--0--0--------------------------------------------
-0---0-0--0--0--0--0--] -0---0-0--0--0--0--0--] That's the introduction: right after this, -0---0-0--1--0--1--0--] Chris sings 'She never mentions the word addiction' -0---0-0--2--0--2--0--] -0---0-0--2--0--2--0--] -0---0-0--0--0--0--0--]
..addiction ...certain company -0-0-0---0---0-0--0--0--0--0--------------0--0--0-0--0--0--0--0----- -0-0-0---0---0-0--0--0--0--0--------------0--0--0-0--0--0--0--0----- -0-0-0---0---0-0--1--0--1--0--------------0--0--0-0--1--0--1--0----- -0-0-0---0---0-0--2--0--2--0--------------0--0--0-0--2--0--2--0----- -0-0-0---0---0-0--2--0--2--0--------------0--0--0-0--2--0--2--0----- -0-0-0---0---0-0--0--0--0--0--------------0--0--0-0--0--0--0--0-----
B A -0-0-0-0--0--0--0-0-0---------7--7---------5-----5-5---0-0-0--0--0-0-- -5-5-5-5--5--5--5-5-5---------7--7-----7---5--5--5-5---0-0-0--0--0-0-- ------------------------------7--7-----7---5--5--5-5---0-0-0--0--0-0-- ------------------------------7--7-----7---5--5--5-5---0-0-0--0--0-0-- ------------------------------7--7--7--7---5--5--------0-0-0--0--0-0-- ------------------------------7--7--7--7---5--5--------0-0-0--0--0-0--
'She don't know no lover....' -0--0--0--0--;---5--5----5--------------------------- -0--0--0--0--;---5--5----5-----------0--------------- -1--0--1--0--;---5--5--5-5--0--------0----1--1--0--0- -2--0--2--0--;---5--5--5-5--0--2--2--0----2--2--0---- -2--0--2--0--;---5--5--5-5--0--2--2--0----2--2--0---- -0--0--0--0--;---5--5--5-5--0--------0----------0----
Well, that's all the parts. The intro parts are repeated in the middle of the song. That last stuff after the semicolons is the breakdown right before the intro is repeated. The stuff before the semicolons is the chorus riff. Hope this helps. Enjoy. And remember, all this tab is recordes as if the capo is invisible and the nut is at the second fret (for dropped D).
----------------------------------------------------------------------------- The teacher stands at the head of the class, but the lesson he can't recall. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

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