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Prodigal Son  The Rolling Stones

Prodigal Son - Rolling Stones
>From the album 'Beggars Banquet'
Tabbed by Koen van der Drift
Tune your guitar in open E or open D with a capo at the 2nd position. I prefer
the last one, because of the lower string tension, so the strings don't break
that easily. The TAB is for open E. Only the basic chord shapes are shown. But
this should get you on the way. Remember to listen to the record to get the
right groove. The song is very repetitive and once you got the feel, it's very
Have fun,
- Koen.
open E tuning
 E ----------------3--0------------
 B ---------------------0----------
 G# -----------------------1p0-0----
 E -3-0---0---0--------------------
 B -----3--------------------------
 E ---------3---------------------- 

The following two chords are played in a very fast strumming pattern. Do not
play all six strings all the time, but damp them with you right hand. Every
other bar a little riff is played.
[E] [A]  
 E -0-0- ---0----0------0- -0-0- ---0----0------0- -(0-0-0-0)- -0-0-
 B -0-2- -----0h2---0h2--- -0-2- -----0h2---0h2--- -(2-2-3-4)- -0-2-
 G# -0-1- ----------------- -0-1- ----------------- -(1-1)----- -0-1-
 E -0-0- ----------------- -0-0- ----------------- -(0-0-0-0)- -0-0-
 B -0-2- ----------------- -0-2- ----------------- 0h2-2-3-4-- -0-2-
 E -0-X- -0--------------- -0-X- -0--------------- ----------- -0-X- 

--(1)--- means not necessarily played
Now the singing starts, with the following basic pattern accompanying the
singing. The strumming rhythm 'follows' the voice, and I show only the 'chords'
The poor boy took his father's bread and started down the road
 E --3---0------------3---0---------------3---------------0--
 B --2---0------------2---0---------------2---------------0--
 G# -(0)-(0)----------(0)-(0)-------------(0)-------------(0)-
 E ----------------------------------------------------------
 B ----------------------------------------------------------
 E ---------------------------------------------------------- 

Started down the road Took all he had and started down the road
 E --7---------------0----- --0--0-----------------------------------
 B --9---------------0----- --0--2-----------------------------------
 G# --8---------------0----- --0--1-----------------------------------
 E ------------------------ --0--0-----------------------------------
 B ------------------------ --0--2-----------------------------------
 E ------------------------ --0--X----------------------------------- 

Goin' out in this world where God only knows
 E ---0----0------0- -0--0----------------------------------------
 B -----0h2---0h2--- -0--2----------------------------------------
 G# ----------------- -0--1----------------------------------------
 E ----------------- -0--0----------------------------------------
 B ----------------- -0--2----------------------------------------
 E -0--------------- -0--X---------------------------------------- 

And that will be the way to get along
 E ------------------------------------- ---0------0------0----
 B ----(2)------(2)----(3)---(4)-------- ------0h2---0h2-------
 G# ----(1)------(1)--------------------- ----------------------
 E ----(0)------(0)----(0)---(0)-------- ----------------------
 B -----2--------2------3-----4--------- ----------------------
 E ------------------------------------- -0--------------------
 E ------------------------------------- ---0------0------0----
 B ----(2)------(2)----(3)---(4)-------- ------0h2---0h2-------
 G# ----(1)------(1)--------------------- ----------------------
 E ----(0)------(0)----(0)---(0)-------- ----------------------
 B -----2--------2------3-----4--------- ----------------------
 E ------------------------------------- -0-------------------- 

The outtro chord is:
[E] [--2---]  
[B]G# [--3---]--0---
 E ------
 B ------
 E ------ 

Sorry, no lyrics!

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