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Voodoo Child Slight Return v1   Jimi Hendrix


Song: Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Artist: Jimi Hendrix
Tabbed By: Travis P (guitarfreak111)
Current E-mail: diverdown@verizon.net

KEY:
^ = hammer-on/pull-off
b = bend to indicated pitch/fret
rb= release bend
x = muffled note
W = wah on
WX = wah off
~~ = vibrato
 / = slide up to
  = slide down to
( )= don't emphasize note
tr = trill
pm = palm mute


-Intro-
The intro is just Jimi playing muffled strings, near the 9th fret, 
through a wah, lowering and raising the wah.  After that (with wah):

|----riff 1--------------|
  ~~                      ~~             
--------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------x-x-----
-9--7---7-----------------9--7---7b8^9^7--x-x-----
------9----5b6-5-7^5-----------9----------x-x-----
---------------------(7)------------------x-x-----
--------------------------------------------------

riff 1 x 1



  ~~        hold bend              WX       
------------------------------------------------------------
-----------10b12-10b12-12rb10-8-----------------------------
-9--7---7-----------------------9----------2b4rb2^0-(1)----
------9-----------------------------------------------2-----
------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------0--0-----------------


 |--riff 2--| |---riff 3----|
                                     hold bend           ~~   
------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------
---------(1)------2b4rb2^0----------12b14-12b14-14rb12-12---
----------2----2-----------2--------------------------------
---------------2----------(2)-------------------------------
--0-0-3b4------0--------------0-0-0-------------------------

                     W                  WX
                   *flick p-up selector switch
                         back and forth *      
------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------
-------2b4rb2^0------2b4-------------------2b4rb4^0---------------
----------------2-----------------------------------2----------2--
-12-----------(2)---------------------------------(2)--------(2)-
-----0----------------------------------------------0--0-0-3b4----

-1st solo-
-------12-------12------------------------------------------------
-15b17----15b17------15^12-------------------12-15b17-------------
-------------------14-----14b16rb14^12--12^14--------14^12--------
--------------------------------------14------------------14^12---
------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------

----------------------------
----------------------------
-14b16-12-14b16rb14-12------
----------------------------
----------------------------
------------------------17-

riff 2 x 1

riff 3 x 1

riff 2 x 1


------3-3-------------------3-3-------------
------3-3-------------------3-3-------------
--------------------------------2b4rb2^0----
--------------2---------2-------------------
--------------------------------------------
-0-0------3b4---0-0-3^0---0-----------------

riff 2 x 1


-Verse-
                                 
------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------3-0-3-----------
---------0----------------------------2b4rb2^0--
-----0-2---2---0-2^0-------2--2-----------------
-0-2---------2-------------2--------------------
---------------------0-3b4-0--------------------

riff 2 x 1


-Fill-
     ~~~~~                 
--0-(0)----------
--0-15b17--------
--0--------------
--0--------------
-----------------
-----------------

riff 2 x 1

riff 3 x 1

riff 2 x 1


-Verse-

-0-5b7--5^3^0--5^3-5^3^5--5-3b4--------------------------------------
--------------------------------5----0-3^0-0-3b5-3^0-3^0-------------
---------------------------------------------------------2b4rb2^0----
---------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------0--

riff 2 x 1


--------------------
--------------------
--1/4-4-------------
--2/x-x--------2----
--2/5-5-------(2)---
--------0-3^0-------

-Pre Chorus-
------------------------------------
------------------------------------
--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--
--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--
--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--
------------------------------------

riff 2 x 1

riff 3 x 1

-Pre Chorus fill-
-------------------
--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--
--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--
--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--
-------------------
-------------------

-Chorus-
----------------------------------------
----------------------------------------
--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--
--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--
--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--
----------------------------------------

-----0--0----
-----0--0----
-----0--0----
-----7--5----
-------------
-0-0--------

riff 2 x 1


-2nd Solo-

W                             ~~~~     
-------------------------------------------------------------
-15b17-15b17rb15^12-15b17-15b17----15b17rb15^12-----12^15^12-
-----------------------------------------------14b16---------
-------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------

--------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------
-14^12--12^14b15---14b16rb14-12-------------------------------
------14------------------------------12-14-14----------------
---------------------------------12^14--------1412-10--12-14-
--------------------------------0----------------------0------

--------------12-15b17-12^14^12--12-----12--------------------
------12-15b17-----------------15--15b17--15^12--15^12-15^12--
-----------------------------------------------14-------------
-14-14--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------

-----------------------------12-----------------------
-14-12^15^12-14^12--12-15b17---15^12------------------
------------------14----------------14b16br14^12------
------------------------------------------------14----
------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------
-----2b4rb2^0-2b4-------------2b4rb2^0-----------12----------
--------------------------0^2---------------12^14--14^12-----
--------------------------------------2----------------------
-0-0--------------0-0-3b4----------------/15------------0-0--

---------------------------------------------------------------
------12-15-12-----12^15^12-----12^15^12-----12^15^12-12-12-12-
-14b16--------14b16--------14b16--------14b16------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------

                           W (approx.)                          
----------------------------------------------------------------
-15^12--------12-12-12-15-12-----12-12-15-----12^15^12-12^15^12-
------14-14b16--------------14b16--------14b16------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------



-------------------------------------------------------------------
-15^12--------12-12-12-12-15^12-----12-12-15-----12^15^12-12^15^12-
------14-14b16-----------------14b16--------14b16------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------

                                       |---hold bend---------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------------
---12-12^15^12-------------15-15----15-15----15----15----15----15----
-15-----------14b16rb14^12-14-14b16-14-14b16-14b16-14b16-14b16-14b16-
---------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------

           WX
------15b17---       
--------------
-14-12--------
--------------
--------------
--------------

riff 2 x 1

--------------0--
-----------------
-----2b4rb2^0----
-----------------
-----------------
-0-0-------------

riff 2 x 1

riff 3 x 1

riff 2 x 1

                       |----------riff 4-------|
-Break-                         |-pm-|
---------------------------------------------------------
-x-x-x-x-------------------------------------------------
-x-x-x-x---------------2b4rb2^0--------------------------
-x-x-x-x-------0tr2------------2--2--2-----0tr2----------
-x-x-x-x-------------------------------------------------
----------3b4-----0-0-----------0--0--3b4----------------

riff 4 x 2

|--2x-----|
----------------------
----------------------
-2/12-122-----12-----
-2/12-122-----12^14--
-2/12-122------------
-2/12-122------------

riff 2/3 x 8 (verse)

Pre Chorus

riff 3 x 1

riff 2 x 1

Pre Chorus fill

Chorus

riff 2 x 2


-3rd solo-
--------------------------12----------------------------------------
-15b17rb15^12-15b17-15b17---15-12--15-12----------------------------
---------------------------------12-----14b16-14^12--12-14b16-14b16-
---------------------------------------------------14---------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------

-----------------12-----12-15-12-15b17-15-12-14^12-----12-----------
------14^12-15b17--15b17--------------------------15b17--15^12------
-12---14^12---------------------------------------------------------
---14---------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------

                                   ~~~~~
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-15^12-------------------12-15-12-15b17-12-12-12-12---------------------
-14---14b16rb14^12--12^14---------------------------14b16rb14^12--12^14-
------------------14--------------------------------------------14------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                      ~~~~
---12---------------------------------------------------------------
-15--15-12-----15--------------------15b17---12---------------------
----------14b16--14b16rb14^12--12^14-------14--14^12-14-12----------
-----------------------------14---------------------------14-12-----
----------------------------------------------------------------12-
--------------------------------------------------------------------

                                      |----riff 5----|
                                       W(approx.)
--------------------------------3-3-3--3-3--3-3-3-3-3--
--------------------------------3-3-3--3-3--3-3-3-3-3--
-2b4rb2^0----------------------------------------------
--------------2---2-2-----2----------------------------
-------------(2)--2-2----(2)---------------------------
----------3b4-----0-0-3b4------------------------------

riff 5 x 2 (WX - after)

riff 3 x 1

riff 2 x 1

riff 5 x 1


 |-----------------tremelo picking-----------------|  
                                                   
-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16--
-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15--   repeat...
-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16--
-----------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------

riff 3 x 1

riff 2 x 1

riff 3 x 1

riff 2 x 1

                                grad.bend
                                    
------12b14-12--12-----------------------------------------
-12-15--------15--12-15--12------------15------------------
-----------------------14--12^14-14b16---rb14-12-14-12-----
------------------------------------------------------12--
-----------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------

riff 3 x 1

riff 2 x 1

riff 5 x 1 (W)


------------
------------
-2b4rb2^0---
---------2--
------------
------------

riff 5 x 2


 |----riff 6--|
-------0-----0---------
-------0-----0---------
-14b16--14b16----------
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------

riff 6 x 5

     ~~~~~~~~~ 
--19b21--------------
---------------------
---------------------
---------------------
---------------------
---------------------

riff 2 x 1

riff 3 x 1

riff 2 x 1

riff 3 x 1

riff 2 x 1

riff 3 x 1


    *flick p-up selector switch   
       back and forth*           WX
------------------------------------
------------------------------------
--2b4------------------2b4rb2^0-----
------------------------------------
------------------------------------
------------------------------------

riff 2 x 1

W    dive = 2
---------------0------
-0tr3----------0------
---------------0------
---------------0------
----------------------
----------------------

riff 3 x 1 (WX - after) riff 3 x 1

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