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Allman Brothers, Whippin Post Tabs (ver.2)

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Whippin Post Tabs (ver.2)

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                "Whipping Post" Words and Music by Gregg Allman as performed by The Allman
Brothers Band.


*My transcription can be used in addition to the one submitted by Mike
detail, but putting Mike's and mine together will probably give everyone a
more complete picture of how to play this song.  There is also bass tab

h = hammer on     ^          |             / = slide up       \ = slide down
p = pull off      | = bend   V = release   ~~~~ = vibrato     N.C. = no chord

INTRO (bass guitar)
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------3h5-3---|
|-3h5-5p3h5-3h5-5p3h5-3h5-5p3h5-------5-| repeat

The guitars join.  First, one doubles the bass line.  Then the other does this.
|---------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------5h8-5---|
|-5h7-7-----5h7-7-----5h7-7-----5h7-5-7-|
|-5h7-7-----5h7-7-----5h7-7-----------7-|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------| repeat

FIRST VERSE
(chord progression: guitars, organ)
A  Bm  C  Bm
I've been run down.
I've been lied to.
And I don't know why I let that mean woman make me a fool.
She took all my money.
Wrecked my new car.
And now she's with one of my good time buddies drinking in some cross town bar.

PRE-CHORUS
                            ^full (release silent)
|-------------------------10|-10-8-------------------|
|--------------------8-10----------10-8--------------|
|-----------------/9---------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------4-5--------------------------------------|
|-5---8----------------------------------------------|
  sometimes I feel (lead fill in Am [I use this one])

                              ^full^full     ^full
|------------------------17-20|--20|-20-17-20|-------|
|------------------17-20-----------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------5----------------------------------------|
|-5---7-------7-5------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
  sometimes I feel (again, one fill I use)

                CHORUS
                A             ~~~~~~~
|---------------5--5---------------------|
|---------------5--5-8-5-----------------|
|---------------6----7-5-5-7--5----------|
|---------------7--------5-7--5----------|
|---------------7------------------------|
|---------------5------------------------| repeat (at the word "tied")
 Like I've been tied to the whipping post

A (strum and mute)
Oh Lord I feel like I'm dying.

BRIDGE
   ^full     ^full                        ~~~~~~~~
|--|--|------|--|------------|---------------------10h12p10----|
|-5|--|-----5|--|------------|10p8--------10-12-13-10h12p10-13-|
|-7|--V--5--7|--V--5-7p5-----|-----9p7-----9-11-12----------12-|
|------------------------7---|---------10----------------------|
|----------------------------|---------------------------------|
|----------------------------|---------------------------------| repeat bar
full unison bends* and releases(organ)   (guitar)
                               These organ and guitar parts kind of overlap
GUITAR SOLO
(rhythm same as VERSES)
(in the key of Am.  [try Am pentatonic, A aeolian, C ionian, D dorian, etc.])

SECOND VERSE
(music same as FIRST VERSE)
My friends tell me
That I've been such a fool
And I have to stand by and take it, babe all for loving you.
I drown myself in sorrow.
Cause I look at what you've done.
But nothing seems to change.  The bad times stay the same, and I can't run.

PRE-CHORUS

CHORUS

BRIDGE

GUITAR SOLO

Then we encounter this two octave run of the A aeolian mode
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-|
|-------------------------5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8-------------------|
|-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8---------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------5-5-5-5--5\--|
|-------------------------5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6-8-8-8-8--------------|
|-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|

And now a rhythm and lead trade off...
  A        Bm       C        Bm
            
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