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Lightninâ?? Hopkins   R.E.M.

 
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 B---------------0let ring---- repeat sl/ (slide) br (bend,release)
 G--2-2------2-2-2sl/4b(5)r-0-
 D------2--------------------- 

 


 


 

 
 e--0---00000...--0--0-0---0--0-0-0-0--0-0---0--0-0-0- repeat
 B--3sl/55555...--3--3-3sl/5--5-5-5-3--3-3sl/5--5-5-5- 

 


 


 let ring


 

 
 e----0-------0------------0--------0-----
 B--------------0---------------------0--- repeat
 G-2---2sl/4------4-4sl/5----5sl/4------4- 

 


 


 


 


 When I lay myself to sleep pray that I don't go to deep


 Lightnin' won Lightin' won


 Because it's cold down gold down there, crow!


 


 


 Flat lands low lands on the track


 Shows the water pan the track


 Lightnin' won lightnin' won


 Close up hands to silhouette, crow!


 


 Ooohhh, Ooohhh...


 Ooohhh, Ooohhh...


 


 Lightnin' won, lightnin' won


 


 


 


 Hound bark on the track


 Hound crow hold onto your hat


 Lightnin' won, lightnin' won


 Low lands timberlands bad lands bird lands


 


 Ooohhh, Ooohhh...


 Ooohhh, Ooohhh...


 Ooohhh, Ooohhh...


 Ooohhh, Ooohhh...


 


 


 


 LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS (Version 2)


 


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


 


 Intro


 (12 bars of drums alone)


 

 
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 Whoa Oh o Oh o Oh


 


 

 
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 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


 


 

 
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 Whoa Oh o Oh o Oh


 


 

 
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 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------------------- ------------------- ------------------- ------------------- 


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