Honky Tonk Woman

Rolling Stones

 AD
met a gin soked bar room queen in memphis
 ABEA
She tried to take me upstairs for a ride ......  
 AD
She had to heave me right across her shoulder
 AEA
cause I just can't seem to drink you off my mind  

 AEA
It's the Hooooonky  tonk  women
 AEA
 gimmie gimmie gimmie that honky tonk blues

 AD
 I played a divorce in New York city
 ABEA
had to put up some kind of a fight ..... 
 AD
The lady then she covered me with roses
 AEA
She blew my nose and then she blew my mind  .... 

 AEA
It's the Hooooonky  tonk  women
 AEA
 gimmie gimmie gimmie that honky tonk blues

Do a verse length of lead

 AEA
It's the Hooooonky  tonk  women
 AEA
 gimmie gimmie gimmie that honky tonk blues
 AEA
It's the Hooooonky  tonk  women
 AEA
 gimmie gimmie gimmie that honky tonk blues

>From: hns@solan.unit.no (Henrik Nissen S{tness)
Subject: Re: Req: HonkyTonkWomen tabulature

This is done by mind so please excuse any errors...

Honky Tonk Women - Rolling Stones
==================================
e--------...------------------------------------------------------------------
B--------...-------3---3---3---3-3-0---0-3------------------------------------
G--------...-------4---4-0-2-0-4-2-0---0-2------------------------------------
D-5---5--...-------------------------2-----5---------5---5--------------------
A-5---5--...-------------------------------5---------5---5--------------------
E-3---3--...-------------------------------3---------3---3--------------------
Goes on and on.. Here we go again..
These G5-chords are played on the upstrokes, but listen to the record to
get the correct rythm..

| | | |
e-------------------------------------3-1-------------------------------------
B----------------5-------6---6-5------5-3-3-0---0---0---2---2-3---3-2---------
G------------0---5-------5---5-5----------4-0---0-2-0---2---2-2---2-2---------
D--5---5---------5-------5---5-5------------0---0-2-0---2---2-4---4-2---------
A--5---5--0h2-----------------------------------------------------------------
E--3---3----------------------------------------------------------------------

| | | | |
e-------------------------------------------------------------3-1-----
B--7-------8---8-7---------------------------------6---6-5----5-3-3-0-
G--7-------8---7-7-------0---------------0---------5---5-5--------4-0-
D--7-------7---7-7-------------------------5-------5---5-5------------
A--5------------------0h2-2p0--------0h2---3--------------------------
E-------------------3---------3----3----------------------------------

| | |
e--1---------------------------------------------
B--3--------------7------7-8-------------------0-
G---------------0-7-----------4-gl-2-4-----0-2-0-
D-----------------7-----------4-gl-2-5---------0-
A-----------0h2---5------------------5-----------
E---------3--------------------------3-----------

Now the chorus comes along.. G chord and D chord, and then a little riff:

e---------------------
B--12---13-12---13-12-
G--12---14-12---14-12-
D--12---12-12---12-12-
A---------------------
E---------------------
This riff twice, before some more g chord and D chord, and then the
end-of-chorus-riff:

e------------------------------
B------------------------------
G---2gl4-4-----2-2gl4gl2-0---0-
D---4gl5-5-----4-4gl5gl4-0-2-0-
A------------------------------
E------------------------------
This riff I'm not so sure about.. The glissandos are right, but I think there's
supposed to be some more up'n'down..

Keef of course plays the thing differently on the second verse, but I've never
bothered to do that.. All the parts that lead up to a different chord can be
changed around and altered, and I think that it's mainly this Keith R. does.

A final remark: This is of course not correct, since Keith plays this in open-G-
tuning (d-B-G-D-G WITHOUT the 6th string).

If there is enough interest, I can dig out the solo too..

---
Henrik. - hns@solan.unit.no

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>From: ttgssa@eua.ericsson.se (Stefan Svala)
Subject: TAB: Honky Tonk Woman - open G

Hi,

This one really sounds best played in open-G tuning, this is
(more or less) how I play it.

So, here it is...

H O N K Y T O N K W O M A N
=============================

by
T H E R O L L I N G S T O N E S

For open-G tuning: tune down E-high to D, tune down A to G.
Now it is -GDGBD low to high.

G
|------|---------|...|---------|-----0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---------|
|------|---------|...|---------|---------------|-----------------|---------|
|----0-|-0---0-0-|...|-0---0-0-|-0---4-2-0-2-0-|-4-2-0---0-2-0-0-|-0---0-0-|
|----0-|-0---0-0-|...|-0---0-0-|-0-------------|-------2---------|-0---0-0-|
|------|---------|...|---------|---------------|-----------------|---------|
|------|---------|...|---------|---------------|-----------------|---------|

C G A D
|------------|---------|-----5-3-0-0--|---------|---------|---------|
|------------|-5---6-6-|-5------------|---------|-----3-2-|-7---8-8-|
|-0--------0-|-5---5-5-|-5---0-0-0-3b-|-0-------|-2---2-2-|-7---7-7-|
|-0--------0-|-5---7-7-|-5------------|-0-------|-2---4-2-|-7---9-9-|
|-----0-3b---|-5---5-5-|-5------------|-0---0-1-|-2---2-2-|-7---7-7-|
|------------|---------|--------------|---------|---------|---------|

G C G
|------------|---------|--------|---------|-----5-3-0-0--|----------|
|-7----------|---------|--------|-5---6-6-|-5------------|----------|
|-7--------0-|-----0-0-|------0-|-5---5-5-|-5---0-0-0-3b-|-0------0-|
|-7--------0-|-----0-0-|------0-|-5---7-7-|-5------------|-0------0-|
|-7---0-3b---|-0-------|-0-3b---|-5---5-5-|-5------------|-0-0-3b---|
|------------|---------|--------|---------|--------------|----------|

G
|-------------|----...
|-7-----------|----...
|-7-------(7)-|-0--...
|-7---(7)-----|-0--...
|-7-----------|-0--...
|-------------|----...
/Stefan Svala e-mail: ttgssa@eua.ericsson.se

From: TPLBA@aol.com
ender: TPLBA
Honky Tonk Woman
agger/Richards

A D
I met a gin-soaked barroom queen in Memphis,
A B E
She tried to take me upstairs for a ride.
A D
The lady had to heave me across her shoulder.
A E A
Now I just can't seem to drink you off my mind

CHORUS
A E A
She's a ho-onky-tonk woman.
E A
Give me, give me, give me the honky-tonk blues.
A E A
 riff
Ho-onky-tonk women.  
E A
Give me, give me, give me the honky-tonk blues.

I met a divorcee in New York City;
I had to put up some kind of a fight.
The lady went and covered me up in roses;
she blew my nose and then she blue my mind.

CHORUS

[Additional verse to begin 'Country Honk':
'Sitting in a bar, tipping a jar in Jackson,
And on the street the Summer sun it shines.
There's many a barroom queen I've had in Jackson.
But I just can't seem to drink you off my mind. It's those..'
CHORUS]

From: spxhaw@astro.cf.ac.uk (Howard Wright)

Honkey Tonk Women - Rolling Stones
-----------------------------------------------

tabbed by Howard Wright

OK for this one you need to learn the open G tuning

- it was Keith Richards favourite tuning

From low to high it is : D G D G B D

so tune both Es down to D and tune the A down to a G and you've got it

Most of the song can then be played using very simple shapes :

DGDGBD DGDGBD DGDGBD DGDGBD DGDGBD
000000 555555 557565 222222 777777

G C F/C A D

DGDGBD DGDGBD
779787 002000

G/D G6

I can't remember all the words, but try this :

G C F/C C
I met her at a ............

G A D G/D D
She said she wants to take me for a ride

G C F/C C
.........................................

G D G

Chorus :

G G6 G G6 D G/D D G
Hon - - key Tonk Women

G G6 G G6 D G/D D G
Give me Give me Give me the honkey tonk blues

There's quite a scope for using variations on these shapes, but this
should give you the basic sound

Howard

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Sender: TPLBA

Honky Tonk Woman
Jagger/Richards

A D
I met a gin-soaked barroom queen in Memphis,
A B E
She tried to take me upstairs for a ride.
A D
The lady had to heave me across her shoulder.
A E A
Now I just can't seem to drink you off my mind

CHORUS
A E A
She's a ho-onky-tonk woman.
E A
Give me, give me, give me the honky-tonk blues.
A E A
 riff
Ho-onky-tonk women.  
E A
Give me, give me, give me the honky-tonk blues.

I met a divorcee in New York City;
I had to put up some kind of a fight.
The lady went and covered me up in roses;
she blew my nose and then she blue my mind.

CHORUS

[Additional verse to begin 'Country Honk':
'Sitting in a bar, tipping a jar in Jackson,
And on the street the Summer sun it shines.
There's many a barroom queen I've had in Jackson.
But I just can't seem to drink you off my mind. It's those..'
CHORUS]

From: Harlan L Thompson

HONKY TONK WOMEN- The Rolling Stones

TUNING: D G D G B D (OPEN G)

|------|---------|...|---------|-----0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---------|
|------|---------|...|---------|---------------|-----------------|---------|
|----0-|-0---0-0-|...|-0---0-0-|-0---4-2-0-2-0-|-4-2-0---0-2-0-0-|-0---0-0-|
|----0-|-0---0-0-|...|-0---0-0-|-0-------------|-------2---------|-0---0-0-|
|------|---------|...|---------|---------------|-----------------|---------|
|------|---------|...|---------|---------------|-----------------|---------|

C G A D
|------------|---------|-----5-3-0-0--|---------|---------|---------|
|------------|-5---6-6-|-5------------|---------|-----3-2-|-7---8-8-|
|-0--------0-|-5---5-5-|-5---0-0-0-3b-|-0-------|-2---2-2-|-7---7-7-|
|-0--------0-|-5---7-7-|-5------------|-0-------|-2---4-2-|-7---9-9-|
|-----0-3b---|-5---5-5-|-5------------|-0---0-1-|-2---2-2-|-7---7-7-|
|------------|---------|--------------|---------|---------|---------|

G C
G
|------------|---------|--------|---------|-----5-3-0-0--|----------|
|-7----------|---------|--------|-5---6-6-|-5------------|----------|
|-7--------0-|-----0-0-|------0-|-5---5-5-|-5---0-0-0-3b-|-0------0-|
|-7--------0-|-----0-0-|------0-|-5---7-7-|-5------------|-0------0-|
|-7---0-3b---|-0-------|-0-3b---|-5---5-5-|-5------------|-0-0-3b---|
|------------|---------|--------|---------|--------------|----------|

G
|-------------|----...
|-7-----------|----...
|-7-------(7)-|-0--...
|-7---(7)-----|-0--...
|-7-----------|-0--...
|-------------|----...

G C
I met a gin-soaked barroom queen in Memphis
G A D
She tried to take me upstairs for a ride
G C
The lady had to heave me across her shoulder
G D G
Now I just can't seem to drink you off my mind

CHORUS:
G D G
She's a honky tonk woman
D G
Give me, give me, give me the honky-tonk blues
G D G
Honky-tonk women
D G
Give me, give me, give me the honky-tonk blues

I met a divorcee in New York City
I had to put up some kind of a fight
The lady went and covered me up in roses
She blew my nose and then she blue my mind
CHORUS TWICE

NOTE: This is just a tidying up of previous versions designed to fit
onto a single page.


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