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Captain Beefheart, My Human Gets Me Blues Tabs (ver.1)

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My Human Gets Me Blues Tabs (ver.1)

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                MY HUMAN GETS ME BLUES
AS PERFORMED BY CAPTAIN BEEFHEART AND HIS MAGIC BAND
WORDS AND MUSIC BY DON VAN VLIET  ©1970


THE VERSION TRANSCRIBED
IS THAT APPEARING ON THE ALBUM
TROUT MASK REPLICA

h=hammer on
p=pull off

GUITAR ONE: LEFT SPEAKER (ANTENNAE JIMMY SEMENS)
GUITAR TWO: RIGHT SPEAKER(ZOOT HORN ROLLO)


INTRO
GUITAR ONE:
E-----------------------|----------------------------------------|
B-----------------------|----------------------------------------|
G-0---------------------|----------------------------------------|
D-4---------1-----------|----------------------------------------|
A-3---------------------|----------------------------------------|
E-----------------------|----------------------------------------|

GUITAR TWO:
E------------------------|---------------------------------------|
B------------------------|---------------------------------------|
G------------------------|---------------------------------------|
D-4----------------------|---------------------------------------|
A------------------------|---------------------------------------|
E------------------------|---------------------------------------|

NOW, DO THIS UNTIL HE SAYS “I KNEW YOU WERE UNDER YOUR DRESS”
GUITAR ONE:
E-------------------------------------------|---------------------|
B-------------------------------------------|---------------------|
G--3-3----------------------3-3-------------|---------------------|
D----------1----3-3----------------1---4--3-|---------------------|
A-------------------------------------------|---------------------|
E-------------------------------------------|---------------------|

GUITAR TWO:
E------11-------11-----14----------14--------|--------------------|
B--------------------------------------------|--------------------|
G--------------------------------------------|--------------------|
D--------------------------------------------|--------------------|
A--------------------------11----------11----|--------------------|
E-11-------11--------------------------------|--------------------|

START DOING THIS WHEN HE SINGS “JUST KEEP COMIN’ JESUS…” do that until…

GUITAR ONE:
E------11-------11-----14----------14--------|--------------------|
B--------------------------------------------|--------------------|
G--------------------------------------------|--------------------|
D--------------------------------------------|--------------------|
A--------------------------11----------11----|--------------------|
E-11-------11--------------------------------|--------------------|

GUITAR TWO:
E------------------------------------|----------------------------|
B------------------------------------|----------------------------|
g-1h3------4---4-------1h3--------4--|----------------------------|
D-------4--2---2------------4-4---2--|----------------------------|
A------------------------------------|----------------------------|
E------------------------------------|----------------------------|


…When he says “In this lifetime…”
GUITAR ONE:
E------11--------11---16(x6)p14(x6)p12(x6)p11(x6)-|--------------|
B-------------------------------------------------|--------------|
G-------------------------------------------------|--------------|
D-------------------------------------------------|--------------|
A-------------------------------------------------|--------------|
E-11--------11------------------------------------|--------------|

GUITAR TWO:
E-----0-0-0-------0-0-------------------|------------------------|
B---------------------------------------|------------------------|
G-1-----------1-----------1-1-1---------|----X2------------------|
D---------------------------------------|------------------------|
A---------------------------------------|------------------------|
E---------------------------------------|------------------------|

When he sings “With yer jaw hangin' slack n' yer hair's curlin'”
GUITAR ONE:
E--------16------------16--------19----|-------------------------|
B---17-------17---17--------17---------|-------------------------|
G--------------------------------------|----X2-------------------|
D--------------------------------------|-------------------------|
A--------------------------------------|-------------------------|
E--------------------------------------|-------------------------|

GUITAR TWO:
E-----0-0-0-------0-0-------------------|------------------------|
B---------------------------------------|------------------------|
G-1-----------1-----------1-1-1---------|----X2------------------|
D---------------------------------------|------------------------|
A---------------------------------------|------------------------|
E---------------------------------------|------------------------|

When he starts to sing “Like an old navy…”
GUITAR ONE:
E------11-------11-----14---------14-----------|-----------------|
B----------------------------------------------|-----------------|
G----------------------------------------------|---X2------------|
D----------------------------------------------|-----------------|
A--------------------------11-------------11---|-----------------|
E-11-------11----------------------------------|-----------------|

GUITAR TWO:
E---------------------------------------|------------------------|
B---------------------------------------|------------------------|
G-1h3------4---4-------1h3--------4-----|--X2--------------------|
D-------4--2---2------------4-4---2-----|------------------------|
A---------------------------------------|------------------------|
E---------------------------------------|------------------------|

Right after he starts to sing “the way you were dancing…”
GUITAR ONE:
E--------------------0------------------------0---|---------------|
B--------------------2------------------------2---|---------------|
G-----2h3p2-----0----3---------2h3p2-----0----3---|--X4-----------|
D-1----------3--------------1-----------3---------|---------------|
A-------------------------------------------------|---------------|
E-------------------------------------------------|---------------|

GUITAR TWO:
E---------------------------------0---|--------------------------|
B-3--3-------3-------3--3--3------2---|--------------------------|
G-3--3-------4-------3--3--3------3---|--X8----------------------|
D-3--3-------4-------3--3--3----------|--------------------------|
A-------------------------------------|--------------------------|
E-------------------------------------|--------------------------|


Now, when he says “Well the way you'd been ole lady”
GUITAR ONE:
E----7--7-------5--------8---|-----------------------------------|
B----7--7-------5--------7---|-----------------------------------|
G-7---------7-------7--------|--X4-------------------------------|
D----------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A----------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E----------------------------|-----------------------------------|

GUITAR TWO:
E-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
B-4---4-------9---10-------9--|----------------------------------|
G-4---4-------9---10-------9--|--X4------------------------------|
D-4---4-------9---10-------9--|----------------------------------|
A-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
E-----------------------------|----------------------------------|

Then all the instruments stop and all that’s left is GUITAR ONE
GUITAR ONE:
E----7--7-------5--------8---|-----6-6-------4------7-------------|
B----7--7-------5--------7---|-----6-6-------4------6-------------|
G-7---------7-------7--------|-6---------6-------6----------------|
D----------------------------|------------------------------------|
A----------------------------|------------------------------------|
E----------------------------|------------------------------------|

E----5--5-------5------6--|-----4--4-------2----5----------------|
B----5--5-------3------5--|-----4--4-------2----4----------------|
G-5---------5-------5-----|--4---------4-------------4-----------|
D-------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A-------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E-------------------------|--------------------------------------|

Then he starts to sing “you were afraid…”
GUITAR ONE:
E----7--7-------5--------8---|-----------------------------------|
B----7--7-------5--------7---|-----------------------------------|
G-7---------7-------7--------|--X8-------------------------------|
D----------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A----------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E----------------------------|-----------------------------------|

GUITAR TWO:
E-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
B-4---4-------9---10-------9--|----------------------------------|
G-4---4-------9---10-------9--|--X8------------------------------|
D-4---4-------9---10-------9--|----------------------------------|
A-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
E-----------------------------|----------------------------------|

Okay, after that bit the song changes up just a little bit again.
When he gets to the part where he sings: “Dress you the way he wants cause he never had 
doll”, you start to do this!

GUITAR ONE:
E-10--8--7----------7--------10--|-------------------------------|
B-----------8--10-------8--------|-------------------------------|
G--------------------------------|--X8---------------------------|
D--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E--------------------------------|-------------------------------|

GUITAR TWO:
E-------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B-------------------------|--------------------------------------|
G-7---------------4-------|--X8----------------------------------|
D-7--------5h7--------5---|--------------------------------------|
A------5------------------|--------------------------------------|
E-------------------------|--------------------------------------|

Now after that there’s a short little drum and bass only interlude, and right after that 
guitars come in and do this as the Captain sings “You didn’t think…”

GUITAR ONE:
E------------------------------7-7-7-|---------------------------|
B-9-9-9----9(slide down to)5---------|---------------------------|
G------------------------------------|-X6------------------------|
D------------------------------------|---------------------------|
A------------------------------------|---------------------------|
E------------------------------------|---------------------------|

GUITAR TWO:
E--------6-------------4---|-------------------------------------|
B--------6-------------4---|-------------------------------------|
G-3--3---------3--3--------|-X6----------------------------------|
D-3--3---------3--3--------|-------------------------------------|
A--------------------------|-------------------------------------|
E--------------------------|-------------------------------------|


And after that, while he’s singing “cause in this lifetime” play those once, and that’s it.

GUITAR ONE:
E-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
B-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
G--7----5----5------5---4---0-|----------------------------------|
D--7----5-------5-----------0-|----------------------------------|
A-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
E-----------------------------|----------------------------------|

GUITAR TWO:
E--------16------------16--------19----|-------------------------|
B---17-------17---17--------17---------|-------------------------|
G--------------------------------------|-------------------------|
D--------------------------------------|-------------------------|
A--------------------------------------|-------------------------|
E--------------------------------------|-------------------------|

This is a really good song, if you haven't heard it, get the Trout Mask Replica album, 
won't regret it.  please rate this tab.  I think it's pretty accurate but let me know if 
not.
            
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