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/ The Rolling Stones / Beggars Banquet (1968) / Sympathy for the Devil guitar tab

This tab absolutly kills the other tabs for this song. Standard tunning, enjoy!

The Rolling Stones
Sympathy For The Devil
(Mick Jagger and Keith Richards)

Chords
        Low to High
        EADGBe
E	022100
D	XX0232
A	X02220
B	X2444X
A/C#	X4222X
Esus4   022200
E/B	X22100
A/E	002220
G/D     XX0003
E7	022130
D7	XX0212
A7/C#	X4202X

p=pull off
B=whole step bend
b=half step bend
bb=quarter step bend
r=release
~=vibrato
REST=lead guitar rests during this bar


E                        D                  A                E
Please allow me to introduce myself, I'm a man of wealth and taste

                          D                       A                         E
I've been around for long, long years I've stolen many a man's soul and faith

                     D                  A/C# A                E
I was around when Jesus Christ had His moment of doubt and pain

                      D                 A/C# A                  E  Esus4 E
I made *** sure that Pilate washed his hands and sealed his fate



B                                     A E       A/E  E
Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my  name,

           B                E/B B           A   E    Esus4  E
but what's puzzling you, is the  nature of my game



                 D                 A                            E
Stuck around St. Petersburg when I saw it was a time for a change

                        D               A/C# A                E
Killed the Tzar and his ministers; Anastasia  screamed in vain

                        D                        A/C#   A
I rode a tank held a general's rank when the blitzkrieg raged

          E             Esus4    E
and the bodies stank



B                                     A E       A/E  E
Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my  name,  Oh    yeah

          B                E/B B               E    A/E    E
Ah what's puzzling you, is the  nature of my game




E                                 D                            A/C# A                 E
 I watched with glee while your kings and queens fought for ten   decades for the gods they made

Esus4 E                            D               A/C#             E           Esus4    E
    I shouted out, "Who killed the Kennedys?" when after all it was you and me

                       D              A/C# A                 E   Esus  E
Let me please introduce myself I'm a man   of wealth and taste

                     D                   A/C#                          E        Esus4   E
And I laid traps for troubadours who get killed before they reached Bombay


B                                     A E       Esus4   E
Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my  name,   Oh      yeah

           B                E/B B           A   E    A/E    E
But what's puzzling you, is the  nature of my game              Well get down


1st Solo
 E         A/E      E           D         G/D        D
|-----------12-----------------|------------------------------|
|-------------15p12------------|------------------------------|
|-------------------14Brp12----|------------------------------|
|--------------------------14~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|

 A/C#               D/A     A   E7     A/E     E
|-----------12-----------------|------------------------------|
|-------------15p12------------|------------------------------|
|-------------------14Brp12----|--------------------12-14-14B-|
|--------------------------14--|-----------------14-----------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|

E7     A/E     E                D7         G/D        D
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|--------------------------15B-|------------------------------|
|--------------------12-14-----|----------REST----------------|
|-----------------14-----------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|

 A7/C#     D/A     A             E7     A/E     E
|-17B------17~~~~~~~~-15b------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|-17~~~~~----------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|

   E7     A/E E                 D7       G/D  D
|--17p15--17--17p15-17-15------|-------15-17--17B-r-15-17p15--|
|-------17-----------------17--|-15h17---------------------17-|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|

 A7/C#     D/A     A             E7     A/E     E
|------17B--r17-17----15-17-15b|------------------------------|
|----17------------------------|----------------17~~~~~-------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|

   E7     A/E    E              D7    G/D   D
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|----------------17------------|------17----17-17-17----------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|

 A7/C#    D/A   A             E7   A/E E
|------15-17-17b--17--15-17-15bb--------15-17-15p17p15--------|
|---17-------------------------|17-15-17----------------17-17~|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|

                   A/E E         B                     E/B
                                   Pleased to meet you
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--17~~~~~------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|-14p--------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|

B                    A E
  hope you guessed my name

              B                  E/B           A  E     E/A   E
But what's confusing you is just the nature of my game



                         D            A/C# A                 E
Just as every cop is a criminal and all    the sinners saints

A  E                          D                        A/C# A                E
As heads is tails just call me Lucifer 'cause I'm in need   of some restraint

     A    E                     D               A/C#    A            E
So if you meet me, have some courtesy have some sympathy and some taste

                             D                  A/C#  A          E   Esus4   E
Use all your well-learned politesse or I'll lay your soul to waste



B                     E/B
 Pleased to meet you      Hope you guessed my name, um yeah

B                   A E     A/E    E
 hope you guessed my name

              B                  E/B            A  E     E/A   E
But what's puzzling you is just the nature of my game


E7           D             A7/C#      A          E7

2nd solo
                                E
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|----------REST----------------|----14Brp12-------------------|
|------------------------------|------------14----------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|

 A/C#
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|----14Brp12-------------------|----------REST----------------|
|------------14----------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|

                                D
|--12--------------------------|------------------------------|
|--12--------------------------|------------------------------|
|----14Brp12-------------------|-----12-14-14B--14-12-14-12---|
|------------14----------------|--14-----------------------14-|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|

 A/C#      A                    E
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|----------REST----------------|----------REST----------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|

                                D
|----12--15--------------------|----12--15--------------------|
|----------15------------------|----------15------------------|
|-------------14Brp12----------|---------------12-------------|
|---------------------14-------|-------------------14---------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|

    A/C#      A                  E
|----12--15--------------------|-------------------12------15B|
|----------15------------------|------------------------12----|
|-------------12bb-------------|------------------------------|
|------------------14--12------|-14p--------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
                                D
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|-----15B----------------------|
|----------REST----------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
 A/C#               A           E
|------------------------------|---17B----17----15-17--15bb---|
|----------r-------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
                                D
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|----------REST----------------|----14Brp12-------------------|
|------------------------------|------------14----------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
 A/C#            A              E
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|----------REST----------------|--------12-14--14-12\---------|
|------------------------------|---14-------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|

improv to fade, ashford was here!


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02No Expectations tabbass tab
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