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High Cost of Low Living  The Allman Brothers Band

Band: Allman Brothers Band
Album: Hittin' The Note
Song:The High Cost of Low Living by Gregg Allman and Warren Haynes
Tabbed by Terry Mulligan ( and
Zack Rosenberg (

This tab is currently 95% created by Terry and 5% by myself.
I have basically edited and revised this version of the tab.
You can expect more of my updates to this tab including leads
and both guitars some time in February. I hope you enjoy our tab.

INTRO RIFF (play 2 x) - (this is just one of the guitars):
[Am] [Am]  
 E --------------------]------------------
 B --------------------]------------------
 G ----------5---------]-------5-7h5------
 D -------5-----5h7----]-----5--------7---
 A ---5h7--------------]-5h7--------------
 E --------------------]------------------

[G]You?re the life of the party, e[Dm]verybody?s ho[Am]st
Still you n[C]eed somewhere you can h[G]ide
[Dm]All your good-time friends and your f[Am]air-weather has-beens
[C]Lord knows?.they?re just along for the[G] ride
[E7]You think you?re a survivor, but [Am]boy you better think twice
G Dm (2 beats) > D
No one rides for nothing, so step up and pay the price
It?s the hig[F]h cost[C] of low l[G]iving[Am]
Ain?t it high[F] tim[C]e you [G]turne[Dm]d yourself around[Am]
Yeah, the hig[F]h c[C]ost o[G]f low living[Am]
[Eb]Bound to put you s[F]ix feet in the [C]ground
 E ---------------]-17s~~--------------]
 B -5-3p1---------]--------------------]
 G ---------2-----]--------------------]
 D ---------------]--------------------]
 A ---------------]--------------------]
 E ---------------]--------------------]

[G]So many here who love you st[Dm]ill you just can?[Am]t tell
[C]The real ones from those that drop your na[G]me
[Dm]All the while behind your back they rip the f[Am]lesh right from
your bones
[C]you should know by now we?re all fair [G]game
[E7]You been chasing each dream with whiskey [Am]From here to Tokyo
[G]Using up all your real friends [Dm]No places left to go[D]
It?s the hig[F]h co[C]st of lo[G]w li[Am]ving
Ain?t it high[F] tim[C]e you t[G]urne[Dm]d yourself around[Am]
Yeah, the high c[F]ost o[C]f low livi[G]ng[Am]
[Eb]Bound to put you six feet[F] in the ground[C]
JAM: (Bb F ) ( C ) (Bb F) ( C )
 E -------------------]-------------------]-------12-14-15h17-15--]
 B -------------------]-------------12-13-]-13-15-----------------]
 G -------------------]----11-12-14-------]-----------------------]
 D ----------12-13-14-]-14----------------]-----------------------]
 A -12 14 15----------]-------------------]-----------------------]

[Eb]Don?t look beh[Bb]ind you Don?t look back[C]
[Eb]Don?t try to fi[Bb]nd reasons In the past the past is [C]gone[Dm]
Another Jam
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