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Lightning hopkins   R.E.M








					'Lightnin' Hopkins' by REM 

From the REM Album 'Document'
Transcribed by Wayne Ellis 	email ellis_w_wayne@bt-web.bt.co.uk

Intro
(12 bars of drums alone)
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
 Whoa		     Oh	      o		 Oh	  o          Oh

|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
 Whoa		     Oh	      o		 Oh	  o          Oh
	      *harm				       harm
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|	
Guitar 1
G----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr---0--|----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr---0--|
D-----------2-------|-------------------|-----------2-------|-------------------|
A-0-----------------|-------------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
		    |			|		    |	    
grad	|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|	
Guitar 2 
G----2----------2---|-2--2--4b--mr---0--|-2--2----------2---|-2--2--4b--mr---0--|
D-------2-----------|-------------------|-------2-----------|-------------------|
A-0---------5-------|-------------------|-----------0-------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
	   harm X		     X		    ~~~ X

	       harm				       harm
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|	
Guitar 1
G----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr---0--|----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr------|
D-----------2-------|-------------------|-----------2-------|-------------------|
A-0-----------------|-------------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
		    |			|		    |	    
grad	|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|	
Guitar 2
G----2----------2---|-2--2--4b--mr---0--|-2--2--------0-2-0-|-2--2--4b--mr------|
D-------2-----------|-------------------|-------2-----------|-------------------|
A-0---------5-------|-------------------|-----------5-------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
	   harm X				   harm

*harm is a harmonic produced py placing the finger halfway between the 
third and fourth
frets, and then producing a harmonic in the usual way. Sometimes, on 
the record, it works 
other times it sounds like a muted open string.
Verse 1
	       harm				       harm
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|	
Guitar 1
G----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr---0--|----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr---0--|
D-----------2-------|-------------------|-----------2-------|-------------------|
A-0-----------------|-------------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

When I lay myself 	 To sleep         Pray that I don't   Go too 
deep

	       harm				       harm	    
grad. bend
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|	
Guitar 1
G----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr---0--|----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr---0--|
D-----------2-------|-------------------|-----------2-------|-------------------|
A-0-----------------|-------------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

Lightnin' won 	     Lightnin' won       Because it's cold down gold 
down there, Crow!

There is no guitar 2 in this verse.
Chorus
  s						      s   ~~~~~		 
 s       ~~~~
E-/-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|---------0---------|-------------------|
B-/-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|--3--2-/-5---------|--3--2-/-5--mb-mr--|	 
Guitar 1
G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
  s		 s	|  s	   s   s   s  |	      s		  |	 
 s	      |
E-/-5--5--5--5--5\3--3--|-----5555-\----------|-------------------|-------------------|	 
Guitar 2
B-/-5--5--5--5--5\3--3--|-3/5---------2/3-2/3-|--3--2-/-5-----5-5-|--3--2-/-5-----5-5-|
G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
						      s   ~~~~~		 
 s       ~~~~
E-s-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|---------0---------|---------0---------|
B-s-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|--3--2-/-5---------|--3--2-/-5--mb-mr--|	 
Guitar 1
G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
    s		 s	|   s		 s    |	      s		  |		 
     |
E-3-/-5--5---5----------|-3/-5--5--5----------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-3-/-5----5---5-\-3-3p-|-3/-5----5--5-\-3-3--|--3--2-/-5-----5-5-|--3--2-/-5-----5-5-| 
 Guitar 2
G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

The 'rapid fire' doublestops played on the E and B strings, by guitar 
1, are semi-quavers 
and for every beat should be counted as 1-e-&-a, 2-e-&-a, etc.

The part played by guitar 2 uses a bottleneck (slide) giving the notes 
a more metallic,
earie quality.
Verse 2
	      harm				       harm	    
grad
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|	
Guitar 1
G----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr---0--|----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr---0--|
D-----------2-------|-------------------|-----------2-------|-------------------|
A-0-----------------|-------------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
		    |			|		    |	   
grad		|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|	
Guitar 2
G-2--2------0-------|-2--2--4b-------0--|-2--2------------0-|-2--2--4b--mr----0-|
D-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A-------------------|-------------------|--------7-9--------|-------------------|
E------3mb----------|-------------------|------------5------|-------------------|
	      			     X  	 3 harms  X

Flat lands low lands on the track        Shows the water     Pan the 
track
	       harm				       harm	    
grad
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|	
Guitar 1
G----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr4--0--|----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr4-----|
D-----------2-------|-------------------|-----------2-------|-------------------|
A-0-----------------|-------------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
		    |			|		    |	   
grad		|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|	
Guitar 2
G--2---2----------0-|-2--2--4b-------0--|-2--2------------0-|-2--2--4b--r4------|
D---------2---------|-------------------|-------2-----------|-------------------|
A-----------5-------|-------------------|-----------5-------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
	   harm   X		     X		   harm   X

Lightnin' won 	     lightnin' won	Close up hands to    
Silhouette, Crow!
Chorus
						      s   ~~~~~		 
 s       ~~~~
E-s-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|---------0---------|-------------------|
B-s-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|--3--2-/-5---------|--3--2-/-5--mb-mr--|	 
Guitar 1
G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
  s		 s	|  s		 s    |	      s		  |	 
 s	      |
E-/-5--5--5--5--5\3-----|-/-5--5--5--5--5\3-3-|-------------------|-------------------|	 
Guitar 2
B-/-5--5--5--5--5\3-----|-/-5--5--5--5--5\3-3-|--3--2-/-5-------5-|--3--2-/-5-----5-5-|
G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
								X

						      s   ~~~~~		 
 s       ~~~~
E-s-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|---------0---------|---------0---------|
B-s-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|--3--2-/-5---------|--3--2-/-5--mb-mr--|	 
Guitar 1
G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
    s		 s	|   s		 s    |	      s	~~~	  |		 
     |
E-3-/-5--5---5----------|-3/-5--5--5----------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-3-/-5----5---5-\-3-3p-|-3/-5----5--5-\-3-3p-|--3--2-/-5-----5---|--3--2-/-5---------| 
 Guitar 2
G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
							      X
 Whoa		         Oh	      o		 Oh	  o          
Oh
Interlude

Half time, with a triplet feel.

E--0--0-----0-----0----|--0--0-----0-----0----|--0--0-----0-----0----|--0--0----0----0------|
B---------------0---0--|---------------0---0--|---------------0---0--|----------------------|	
Guitar 1
G-2--4-4-4s5--4--------|-2--4-4-4s5--4--------|-2--4-4-4s5--4--------|-2--4-4-4s5--4---4----|
D----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------2-|
A----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------0-|
E----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|

						Lightnin' won 	      
Lightnin' won
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
 Whoa		     Oh	      o		 Oh	  o          Oh

|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
 Whoa		     Oh	      o		 Oh	  o          Oh
	      harm				       harm
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|-------0-----------|-------------------|-------------------|	
Guitar 1
G----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4-/-5-------|----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4mb-mr4-----|
D-----------2-------|-------------------|-----------2-------|-------------------|
A-0-----------------|-------------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
		    |			|		    |	    
grad	|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|	
Guitar 2
G----2------------2-|-2--2--4b----------|-2-2-------------0-|-2--2--4b--mr----0-|
D-------2-----------|-------------------|-------2-----------|-------------------|
A-0---------5-------|-------------------|-----------5-------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
	   harm   X		     		   harm   X

 Whoa		     Oh	      o		 Oh	  o          Oh

	      harm	    slide			       harm
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|-------0-----------|-------------------|-------------------|	
Guitar 1
G---2--2-2-----3.5--|-2--2--4/5\4-------|----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4mb--mr-----|
D----------2--------|-------------------|-----------2-------|-------------------|
A-0-----------------|-------------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
		    |			|		    |	    
grad	|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|	
Guitar 2
G-2--2------------0-|-2--2--4b----------|-2--2------------0-|-2--2--4b--mr------|
D-------2-----------|-------------------|-------2-----------|-------------------|
A-----------5-------|-------------------|-----------5-------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
	   harm   X		     		   harm   X

 Whoa		     Oh	      o		 Oh	  o          Oh

Verse 3
	      harm	    slow bend			       harm
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|	
Guitar 1
G----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2-2--4b--------|----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr------|
D-----------2-------|-------------------|-----------2-------|-------------------|
A-0-----------------|-------------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| 

		    |			|		    |	   
grad		|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|	
Guitar 2
G--2---2----------0-|-2--2--4b-------0--|-2--2------------0-|-2--2--4b--r4----0-|
D--------2----------|-------------------|-------2-----------|-------------------|
A-----------5-------|-------------------|-----------5-------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
	   harm   X		     X		   harm   X		 
     X

Hound bark 	     On the track        Hound crow hold     Onto your 
hat

	      harm	    slow bend			       harm
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|	
Guitar 1
G----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2-2--4b--------|----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr------|
D-----------2-------|-------------------|-----------2-------|-------------------|
A-0-----------------|-------------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
		    |			|		    |	   
grad		|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|	
Guitar 2
G--2---2----------0-|-2--2--4b-------0--|-2--2------------0-|-2--2--4b--r4------|
D---------2---------|-------------------|-------2-----------|-------------------|
A-----------5-------|-------------------|-----------5-------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
	   harm   X		     X		   harm   X

Lightnin' won 	     lightnin' won       Low lands timberlands bad 
lands bird lands
Chorus
							slide		 
   slide
E-s-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-------0-----------|-------0-------0-0-|
B-s-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|--3--2-3-/-5-------|--3--2-3-/-5---5-5-|	 
Guitar 1
G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
    s		 s	|   s		 s    |	        s	  |	 
   s  	      |
E-3-/-5--5---5----------|-3/-5--5--5----------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-3-/-5----5---5-\-3-3p-|-3/-5----5--5-\-3-3--|--3--2-3-/-5-------|--3--2-3-/-5-------| 
 Guitar 2
G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

 Whoa		         Oh	      o		 Oh	  o          
Oh

						      s   ~~~~~		 
 s       
E-s-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|---------0---------|---------0-----0-0-|
B-s-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|--3--2-/-5---------|--3--2-/-5-----5-5-|	 
Guitar 1
G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
    s		 s	|   s		 s    |	        s	  |	
hover on slide|
E-3-/-5--5---5----------|-3/-5--5--5----------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-3-/-5----5---5-\-3-3p-|-3/-5----5--5-\-3-3p-|--3--2-3-/-5-------|--3--2-3-/-5-------| 
 Guitar 2
G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

 Whoa		         Oh	      o		 Oh	  o          
Oh

							slide		 
   slide
E-s-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-------0-----------|-------0-------0-0-|
B-s-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|--3--2-3-/-5-------|--3--2-3-/-5---5-5-|	 
Guitar 1
G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
    s		 s	|   s		 s    |	        s	  |	 
   s	      |
E-3-/-5--5---5----------|-3/-5--5--5----------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-3-/-5----5---5-\-3----|-3/-5----5--5-\-3-3p-|--3--2-3-/-5-------|--3--2-3-/-5-------| 
 Guitar 2
G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

 Whoa		         Oh	      o		 Oh	  o          
Oh

						      s   ~~~~~		 
 s       
E-s-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|---------0---------|---------0-----0-0-|
B-s-5555-5555-5555-5555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555-|--3--2-/-5---------|--3--2-/-5-----5-5-|	 
Guitar 1
G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
    s		 s	|   s		 s    |	        s	  |	 
   s	      |
E-3-/-5--5---5----------|-3/-5--5--5----------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-3-/-5----5---5-\-3p---|-3/-5----5--5-\-3----|--3--2-3-/-5-------|--3--2-3-/-5-------| 
 Guitar 2
G-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
D-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

 Whoa		         Oh	      o		 Oh	  o          
Oh
Outro
	      harm	   			       harm
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|---------0---------|-------------------|-------------------|	
Guitar 1
G----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2-2--4---------|----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2--4b--mr------|
D-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A-0-----------------|-------------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|
E-----------0-------|-------------------|-----------0-------|-------------------|
		    |			|		    |	   
grad		|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|	
Guitar 2 
G-2--2--2-2-------0-|-2--2----4b------0-|-2--2-2--2-------0-|-2--2--4b--r4------|
D-----------2-------|-------------------|-----------2-------|-------------------|
A------------5------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------3/5---|-------------------|
            harm  X		      X			  X

	      harm	    slow bend		      harm
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|---------0---------|-------------------|-------------------|	
Guitar 1
G----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2-2--4---------|----2--2-2----3.5--|-2--2-2--2--2-2-2--|
D-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A-0-----------------|-------------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|
E-----------0-------|-------------------|-----------0-------|-------------------|
		    |			|		    |			
|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|	
Guitar 2 
G-2--2--2-2-------0-|-2--2----4b------0-|-2--2-2--2-------0-|-2--2-2--2--2-2-2--|
D-----------2-------|-------------------|-----------2-------|-------------------|
A------------5------|-------------------|------------5------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
            harm  X		      X		    harm  X

TAB Key
 
	b  - bend a semitone
	r  - release previous bend
	p  - pulloff
	s  - slide 
	mb - microtone bend (see record for further details)
	mr - microtone release 
	X  - mute with palm of hand
	harm - harmonic
	~  - hold note

Notes

Guitar 1 plays the most recognisable part of the song (the part which 
you hum on your way to work ?), 
Guitar 2 plays similar lines to guitar 1 but contains a few weird note 
choices and harmonics - giving 
the noise effect on the track. 

The inter-bar timings of the 2 guitar parts are reasonably accurate, 
but check the record for details,
particularly the 2 guitar parts on the chorus where one guitar plays 
doublestops and the other slide.
You don't need to be an 'expert blueshound' to play the slide bits, 
and if you don't have a slide you 
can simulate the effect quite closely using finger slides.

This Transcription (c) DarkMusic 1995.

Comments, corrections, requests and idle banter welcome

			Wayne Ellis 	email 
ellis_w_wayne@bt-web.bt.co.uk 	



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