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Stop Breaking Down  The White Stripes

Open E Tuning
[E]or[B] [E] [G#] [B] [E]
Open D Tuning (recommended for fragile guitars)
D A D F# A D capo 2nd fret
 
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Tab Definitions (relative to capo or without):
B: 999999
A: 777777
E: 000000
F#: 222222 (barred without slide)
B*: Harmonic barred on the 9th fret
~: Tremolo
/: Slide to note with bottleneck slide
h: Hammer onto note
b: Bend note (less than a half step)
P.M: Palm muting
 
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Some chords barred using slide (creating that flat/sharp affect)
Timing tabbed approximately
Repeat 2x
[B] [A] [B] [A]  
 
 e|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
 B|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
 G|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
 D|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
 A|(9)-----(9)-------7-7-(9)-----(9)-------7-7-
 E|-9-------9--------7-7--9-------9--------7-7-

[A] [B] I can't walk the streets now
[A] [B] To convulate my mind
[A] [B] Some pretty mama she starts
[A] [B] Breaking down, stop breaking down!
[E]  
 
 e|---------------------0-0-0-3-0-0-
 B|---------------------0-0-0-3-0-0-
 G|-0-0-0-------4-/-0---0-0-0-3-0-0-
 D|-0-0-0--3-0--4-/-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-
 A|-0-0-0--3-0--4-/-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-
 E|-0-0-0--3-0--4-/-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-

Whoo! Stop breaking down!
[B] [A] [B] [A]  
 
 e|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
 B|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
 G|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
 D|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
 A|(9)-----(9)-------7-7-(9)-----(9)-------7-7-
 E|-9-------9--------7-7--9-------9--------7-7-

The stuff I [F#]got is gonna bust your brains out[E]
B*
Well, it'll make you lose your mind
Repeat 2x
[B] [A] [B] [A]  
 
 e|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
 B|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
 G|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
 D|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
 A|(9)-----(9)-------7-7-(9)-----(9)-------7-7-
 E|-9-------9--------7-7--9-------9--------7-7-

[A] [B] You saturday night women, you love to
[B] Ape and clown
[A] [B] You won't do nothin' but tear a good man's
[B] Reputation down -- stop breakin' down!
[E]  
 
 e|-0-0-0-3-0-0---------0-0-0-3/4-0-0-
 B|-0-0-0-3-0-0---------0-0-0-3/4-0-0-
 G|-0-0-0-3-0-0--0-/-9--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
 D|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-/-9--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
 A|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-/-9--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
 E|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-/-9--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-

Whoo! Stop breaking down!
[B] [A] [B] [A]  
 
 e|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
 B|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
 G|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
 D|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
 A|(9)-----(9)-------7-7-(9)-----(9)-------7-7-
 E|-9-------9--------7-7--9-------9--------7-7-

The stuff I [F#]got is gonna bust your brains out[E]
Well, it'll make you lose your mind
[B] [A] [B] [A]  
 
 e|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9--7-7-
 B|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9--7-7-
 G|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9--7-7-
 D|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9--7-7-
 A|(9)-----(9)-------7-7-(9)-----(9)-----------
 E|-9-------9--------7-7--9-------9------------

Ahhhh yeah
[B] [A] [B] [C] [B] [E]  
 
 e|-7/9-9--7/9-9--7~--/9-9-9-9--10~--7/9-9--9-9-9--9/7-7/9-9/7-7/9-9-/-0-
 B|-7/9-9--7/9-9--7~--/9-9-9-9--10~--7/9-9--9-9-9--9/7-7/9-9/7-7/9-9-/-0-
 G|-7/9-9--7/9-9--7~--/9-9-9-9--10~--7/9-9--9-9-9--9/7-7/9-9/7-7/9-9-/-0-
 D|-7/9-9--7/9-9--7~--/9-9-9-9--10~--7/9-9--9-9-9--9/7-7/9-9/7-7/9-9-/-0-
 A|----------------------------------------------------------------------
 E|----------------------------------------------------------------------

[E]  
 
 e|-0-0-0-3-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-3-0-0-0-0-
 B|-0-0-0-0-0-0--5-3-5-3-5-3-0-0-0-0-3-5-0-
 G|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2~
 D|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
 A|-0-0-0-0-0-0----------------------------
 E|-0-0-0-0-0-0----------------------------

B F (P.M.) A (P.M.)
 
 e|-0/9-9--9-9---9/0--0/9-9--9-9--7/9---------------------------------------
 B|-0/9-9--9-9---9/0--0/9-9--9-9--7/9---------------------------------------
 G|-0/9-9--9-9---9/0--0/9-9--9-9--7/9---------------------------------------
 D|-0/9-9--9-9---9/0--0/9-9--9-9--7/9--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-
 A|------------------------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-
 E|------------------------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-

[B] [A] [B] [A]  
 
 e|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
 B|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
 G|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
 D|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
 A|(9)-----(9)-------7-7-(9)-----(9)-------7-7-
 E|-9-------9--------7-7--9-------9--------7-7-

[A] [B] I gave my baby
[A] [B] The ninety-ninth degree
[A] [B] She jumped up and throwed a pistol[B] down on me
Stop br[(F)]eaking down!
[E]  
 
 e|-0-0-0-3-0-0--3b--0-0-2-3-0-0-0-0-
 B|-0-0-0-3-0-0--3b--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-
 G|-0-0-0-3-0-0--3b--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
 D|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
 A|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-------------------
 E|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-------------------

Ye-ah! Stop breaking down!
[B] [A] [B] [A]  
 
 e|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
 B|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
 G|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
 D|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
 A|(9)-----(9)-------7-7-(9)-----(9)-------7-7-
 E|-9-------9--------7-7--9-------9--------7-7-

The stuff I [F#]got is gonna bust your brains out[E]
Well, it'll make you lose your mind
[B]  
 
 e|-----------------
 B|-----------------
 G|-----------------
 D|--------------9--
 A|----0-0-------9--
 E|-0------7h5-7-9--


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