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macca: Tie your mother down riff26 Dec 2005 21:55
now, i have seen on various tab websites, the riff for tie your mother down, and i find it too complicated to read (dont laugh) has anyone got or know of a simple version which is easily read and played?
1.woody 04 Jan 2006 18:45
Well, I wippied this up, its as simple as I can make it, I hope that it is alright, macca.
This is without time spacing, I guess you know how the riff sounds.


Tie Your Mother Down:
[Copy and paste this into Notepad.]

p = pull off
% = repeat
5x = Repeat 5 times.
\ = Slide down

Riff:              G  D  C  G
|-----------|----|-3--2--0-----|
|-----------|----|-3--3--1-----|
|-2-2-----2-|-0/-|-0--2--0--0--|
|-2-2-----2-|-/0-|-0--0--2--0--|
|-0-0-3p0-0-|----|-------3--2--|
|-----------|-5x-|-------------|

Repeat that throughtout the beginning of the verse.
Towards the end of the verse:

mama says you wont...
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--9--------9-11--9----9-11--9-----9-11--9---9-11--|
|--7--------7-7---7----7-7---7-----7-7---7---7-7---|
|--------------------------------------------------|

no way...
|----------------------|
|----------------------|
|----------------------|
|-9/12-12-12-12-12-12--|
|-7/10-10-10-10-10-10--|
|----------------------|

Before the chorus:
|-----------|----|-------------------------------------|
|-----------|----|-------------------------------------|
|-2-2-----2-|-0/-|-2-----------------------------------|
|-2-2-----2-|-/0-|-2-----------------------------------|
|-0-0-3p0-0-|----|-0---10\-----0-----2-----3-----4-----|
|-----------|-4x-|-------------------------------------|


Tie your mother down...
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|-2---2-4-----2---2-4-----2--2-4---4-2---2-4---2-|
|-0---0-0-----0---0-0-----0--0-0---0-0---0-0---0-|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|-7--7---5-----7--7---5---7-|
|-7--7---5-----7--7---5---7-|
|-5--5---3-----5--5---3---5-|

|------------------------|----|
|------------------------|----|
|------------------------|----|
|-2-2---2-4-----2---2-2--|-0/-|
|-0-0---0-0-----0---0-0--|-/0-|
|------------------------|----|

All Your...
|-3--2--0-----|
|-3--3--1-----|
|-0--2--0--0--|
|-0--0--2--0--|
|-------3--2--|
|-------------|

|-----------|----|-3--2--0-----|
|-----------|----|-3--3--1-----|
|-2-2-----2-|-0/-|-0--2--0--0--|
|-2-2-----2-|-/0-|-0--0--2--0--|
|-0-0-3p0-0-|----|-------3--2--|
|-----------|-5x-|-------------| and so on..........

End: D held through drums, end on A. (5ths/Power Chords)

Good Luck and Rock On!
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