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/ The Rolling Stones / Let It Bleed (1969) / Gimme Shelter guitar tab

From: Phillip Charles Saunders

Gimme Shelter
Rolling Stones
Transcribed by phillip@@phoenix.princeton.edu

Rhythm Guitar Intro
   C#                B                 A
4
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----7---7---6-7-|-----5---5---4-5-|-----4-2---4-2---|-4-2---4-2---4-2-|
-|---6---8-----6-8-|---4---6-----4-6-|---2-----2-----2-|-4-2---4-2---4-2-|
-|-6---------6-----|-4---------4-----|-2---------------|-----2-----2-----|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   C#                B                 A
8
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----7---7-7-7-7-|-----5---5-5-5-5-|-----4-2---4-2---|-4-2-----4-2-4-2-|
-|---6---8-8-8-8-8-|---4---6-6-6-6-6-|---2-4-2-2-4-2---|-4-2---2-4-2-4-2-|
-|-6---------------|-4---------------|-2-------------2-|-----2-----------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   C#                B                 A
12
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----7---7-7-7-6-|-----5---5-5-5-4-|-----4-2---4-2---|-4-2-----4-2-4-2-|
-|---6---8-8-8-8-6-|---4---6-6-6-6-4-|---2-4-2-2-4-2---|-4-2---2-4-2-4-2-|
-|-6---------------|-4---------------|-2-------------2-|-----2-----------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   C#                B                 A
16
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-6-7-7---9-7-6---|-4-5-5---7-5-4---|-----4-2---4-2---|-4-2-----2-4-2-2-|
-|-6-8-8---8-8-6-6-|-4-6-6---6-6-4---|---2-4-2---4-2---|-4-2---2-2-4-2-2-|
-|-------6---------|-------4-------4-|-2-------2-----2-|-----2-----------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   C#                B                 A
20
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----7---9-7-6---|-----5---7-5-4---|-----4-2---4-2---|-4-2-----2-4-4-2-|
-|---6---8-8-8-6---|---4---6-6-6-4---|---2-4-2---4-2---|-4-2---2-2-4-4-2-|
-|-6-------------6-|-4-------------4-|-2-------2-----2-|-----2-----------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   C#                B                 A                 E A E A E B E B
24
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----7---9-7-6---|-----5---7-5-4---|-----4-2---4-2---|-----------------|
-|---6---8-8-8-6---|---4---6-6-6-4---|---2-4-2---4-2---|-----------------|
-|-6-------------6-|-4-------------4-|-2-------2-----2-|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---7---7---9---9-|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0-5-0-5-0-7-0-7-|

Lead Guitar Intro
   C#                B                 A                 A
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------9-9|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------12----|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   C#                B                 A                 A
-|9---------9-----|-----------------|-----------------|-------------9-9|
-|------------12-9|9-----------9b10|-----------------|---9-------12----|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|11---------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   C#                B                 A                 A
-|9---------------|-----------------|---9-------9-----|-------------9-9|
-|------------9b10-|-9b10r9----------|12------12-----9|9b10r9---12-----|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------9-------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   C#                B                 A                 A
-|9--------9------|-----------------|--------9--------|-----9------------|
-|------------12-9|b10r9------------|--12-------------|--12--12-9b10-9b10|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-9---------------|-9----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|

   C#                B                 A                 A
-|-----------------|-----------------|-9---------------|-----------9---9|
-|-9b10r9----------|-9---------9--12-|--12---------9---|-----9--12--12---|
-|-----------------|--11---------9---|----------11-----|--11-------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   C#                B                 A                 A
-|9---------------|-9---------------|-----------------|---9-------------------|
-|----------9---12-|---12----9b10----|-9b10------9---9-|12--12-------12--------|
-|--------11--9----|-----------------|---------11--11--|-------9--11b13r11p9---|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------11-|-11vvv
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|

Verse 1
C# (sus)
Ooh a storm is threatening my very life today
If I don't get some shelter, Oh yeah I'm gonna fade away

Chorus 1,2,4
C#   B         A                       E A E    A E    B E  B
War, Children, It's just a shot away, It's just a shot away
C#   B         A                       E A E    A E    B E  B   C#
War, Children, It's just a shot away, It's just a shot away

Verse 2
Ooh, see the fire sweepin, our very streets today
Burn like a red coal carpet, Mad bull lost its way

Chorus 2
Solo
Chorus 3
(3 times)
C#    B        A                      E A E    A E    B E  B
Rape, Murder, It's just a shot away, It's just a shot away

Verse 3
Mmm, the flood is threatening, my very life today
Gimme, Gimme Shelter, I'm gonna fade away

Chorus 4
Chorus 5
C#    B        A                      E A E    A E    B E  B
Love, sister, It's just a kiss away, It's just a kiss away
It's just a kiss away, It's just a kiss away, kiss away, kiss away, yeah


Rhythm Guitar during verse
   C#
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----6-----6-----|-6---7---7-6---6|6---6-----6-----|-----7-----------|
-|-----6-----6-----|-6---6---6-6---6|6---6-----6-----|-9-6-6-6-----6-4-|
-|-----6-----6-----|-6---6---6-6---6|6---6-----6-----|-6-6-6-6-----6-4-|
-|-----4-----4-----|-4---4---4-4---4|4---4-----4-----|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   C#
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-6---6-----6-----|-6---7-6-------6|6---6-----6-----|-----7-----------|
-|-6---6-----6-----|-6---6-6-------6|6---6-----6-----|-9-6-6-6-----6-4-|
-|-6---6-----6-----|-6---6-6-------6|6---6-----6-----|-6-6-6-6-----6-4-|
-|-4---4-----4-----|-4---4-4-------4|4---4-----4-----|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

(3rd verse variation)
   C#
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----6-----6-----|-----7-6---------|-----6-----6-6---|-----7-6---------|
-|-----6-----6-----|-9-6-8-6-----9-6-|6---6-----6-6---|-9-6-8-6-----9-6-|
-|-----6-----6-----|-6-6-6-6-----6-6-|6---6-----6-6---|-6-6-6-6-----6-6-|
-|-----4-----4-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


Rhythm Guitar Chorus
   C#                B                 A                 E A E A E B E B
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-6---6-666-6---6-|-4---4-444-4---4-|-2---2-222-2---2-|-----------------|
-|-6---6-666-6---6-|-4---4-444-4---4-|-2---2-222-2---2-|-----------------|
-|-4---4-444-4---4-|-2---2-222-2---2-|-0---0-000-0---0-|---7---7---9---9-|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0-5-0-5-0-7-0-7-|

   C#                B                 A                 E A E A E B E B
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-6---6-667-6---6-|---------5-4-4-4-|---------3-2-2-2-|-----------------|
-|-6---6-666-6---6-|-4---4-444-4-4-4-|-2---2-222-2-2-2-|-----------------|
-|-6---6-666-6---6-|-4---4-444-4-4-4-|-2---2-222-2-2-2-|-----------------|
-|-4---4-444-4---4-|-2---2-222-2-2-2-|-0---0-000-0-0-0-|---7---7---9---9-|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0-5-0-5-0-7-0-7-|

Lead at end of Chorus 1
   C#
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
-|-----------------|------12b14b14b14|b14r12-----9-----|----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|------11-----11--|11b13r11--------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------9-11---|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|

Lead at end of Chorus 2
   C#
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---12-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-------------9-11|b13--b13r11-9-11-9----|
-|-----------------|------9----------|----11---9-11----|-------------------11|
-|-----------------|-9h11--11--------|-----------------|----------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------|

   C#
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
-|-----------------|---12------------|--------12---12--|---12-----------|
-|--------------11|b13--b13r11-9----|---11b13--b13--11|b13---9---------|
-|11--------------|--------------11-|-----------------|---------11-----|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|

   C#                B                A                       E  A  E  A
E  B E  B
-|-----------------|-----------------|----9-----------------|------------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------|------------------------|
-|---11b13-9-------|-9---------9---9-|11b13-13r11-9-11-9-11-|b13b13b13b13r11-9-------|
-|----------11-9-11|--11-9-11---11---|----------------------|------------------11-11|
-|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------|------------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------|------------------------|

   C#                B                 A                 E  A  E  A  E
B  E B
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------------|
-|-----------------|---------9-------|-----------------|-11b13b13b13b13r11-9----|
-|11vvvv----------|---9-11----11|11vvvv----------|---------------------11-|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------------|

   C#                B                            A                  E A
E A E B E B
-|-----------------|----------------------------|------------------|--------------------|
-|-----------------|12b14b14b14b14b14r12-12-----|------------------|--------------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------------11-9-|-------------9-11-|b13----------9-11b13|
-|-11vvvv----------|----------------------------|-11vvv--9-11------|----11--9-11--------|
-|-----------------|----------------------------|------------------|--------------------|
-|-----------------|----------------------------|------------------|--------------------|

Other leads are based on the C#m pentatonic scale (C# E F# G# B C#)



Most of the tabs include 8th note rhythms,
i.e. |-9-9---9-1-2-3-44-|
is 8th note, 4th note, 8th note, 8th, 8th, 8th, 16th, 16th


@
From: Paul Zimmerman
Subject: CRD: Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones

                                "Gimmie Shelter"
                             by the Rolling Stones

        C#   B   A   C#   B   A   C#   B   A  C#  B  A  ,(rock it)  C#   B   A


        C#
                OH  the storm is threaten'in, out on the street today

                if I don't get some shelter, oh I gonna fade away

        C#            B      A                                   B
                oh children , its just a shot away , its just a shot away

        C#            B      A                                   B
                oh children , its just a shot away , its just a shot away

        C#
                Oh the fires is a sweepin , out the street today


                Burns like a red coat dog, lets put the logs away

        C#            B      A                                   B
                oh children , its just a shot away , its just a shot away

        C#            B      A                                   B
                oh children , its just a shot away , its just a shot away

        C#            B    A                                   B
                oh sister, its just a kiss away , its just a kiss away

        C#                            B                     A
                its just a kiss away  its just a kiss away  its just a kiss away

        A  B  C#


Main Chords:
                C#      B       A   (played as E-shape bar/power chords)
or in notes:

        D|------11------9-------7----

Intro(Rhythm Guitar):
e|----------------------------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------------------------
G|---------------------------------------------------------- ad lib...
D|----------9-9--9-----------7-7--7------7---7---7---7------ then goto power
A|-------11--------11------9--------9----------------------- chords.
E|-----9-----------------7-------------5---5---5---5---5/9/-


Intro Riff I (Lead Guitar):
e|---9---------------------------------------
B|------9^10^9----9^10^9----7-9--9--7h9p7----
G|----------------------------------------9--           (x3)
D|-------------------------------------------
A|-------------------------------------------
E|-------------------------------------------

                                             ----------------------------------
                                             ----------------------------------
        End the third time with...           -6-66-66--6--4-44-44--------------
        Followed by Riff II.                 ---------------------7-77-77--4---
                                             ----------------------------------
                                             ----------------------------------
Riff II:
e|---------------
B|---7h9p7-------
G|---------9--6--  (Played at the start of each line in the verse)
D|---------------  NB: h=hammer-on p=pull-off
A|---------------
E|---------------

The Chorus is a variation of Main Riff and Riff I but ends with something like:
e|---9--7-7-7-7-7-7-7------7------------------------------
B|-------------------10-10---10--9-10-9-7-9--7h9p7--------
G|--------------------------------------------------9--6--
D|--------------------------------------------------------
A|--------------------------------------------------------
E|--------------------------------------------------------

        Oh I see the storm is threatening, my very life today
        If I dont get some shelter, Yeah I'm gonna fade away

        War children, its just a kiss away, its just a kiss away
        War children, its just a kiss away, its just a kiss away
        Yeah...

        Oh I see the fire is sweeping, out on the streets today
        Burn me like a blood red carpet, the fool lost the way

        Rape, Murder, its just a kiss away , its just a kiss away
        Rape, Murder, its just a kiss away , its just a kiss away
        Yeah...

        Oh I see the storm is threatening, my very life today
        Gimmie gimmie shelter, yeah I'm gonna fade away

        Love, sister, its just a shot away, it's just a shot away
        Love, sister, its just a shot away, shot away, shot away
        War children, its just a kiss away, its just a kiss away
        War children, its just a kiss away, its just a kiss away
        Rape, Murder, its just a kiss away , its just a kiss away
        Rape, Murder, its just a kiss away , its just a kiss away
                                                        (Repeat to fade...)

Peace,
Paul Z                             audsm@asuacad                     }8@)



From: cscsj@lux.latrobe.edu.au (   Junacko)
Subject: Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter Tips




Yup. I'm around. Does anyone know of a good source for the tablature

music for Gimme Shelter?



No, but here's a recipe -- I got this out of an interview with Keef in

Guitarist a couple of years back:



        take one Fender Telecaster

        tune to open E (E B E G# B E)

        the intro and chorus use C#-B-A-E (9th, 7th, 5th, open)

        the verse uses C# (9th fret) and F# (basically, move your

                fingers around the 11th and 12th frets)



Listen to it a few times and maybe you'll get a feel for it.  But the

open tuning is essential.



        --Rick.


The Rolling Stones albums
2005 A Bigger Bang
1997 Bridges to Babylon
1996 The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus
1994 Voodoo Lounge
1989 Steel Wheels
1986 Dirty Work
1983 Undercover
1981 Tattoo You
1980 Emotional Rescue
1978 Some Girls
1976 Black and Blue
1974 It's Only Rock 'N Roll
1973 Goats Head Soup
1972 Exile on Main St.
1971 Sticky Fingers
1969 Let It Bleed
1968 Beggars Banquet
1967 Their Satanic Majesties Request
1967 Flowers
1967 Between the Buttons
1966 Aftermath
1965 December's Children (And Everybody's)
1965 Out of Our Heads
1965 The Rolling Stones, Now!
1964 12 X 5
1964 The Rolling Stones (England's Newest Hitmakers)
Let It Bleed tabs
01Gimme Shelter tabbass tab
02Love in Vain tabbass tab
03Country Honk tabbass tab
04Live With Me tabbass tab
05Let It Bleed tabbass tab
06Midnight Rambler tabbass tab
07You Got the Silver tabbass tab
08Monkey Man tabbass tab
09You Can't Always Get What You Want tabbass tab

 

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