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I Need A Man To Love

I Need A Man To Love Guitar Tabs

Janis Joplin - I Need A Man To Love chords, tabs, tablatures, lyrics

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I Need A Man To Love Guitar Tabs – Janis Joplin

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I NEED A MAN TO LOVE - Big Brother and the Holding Company, 1967
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Tuning: Standard

Each staff represents four beats. There are two guitars in this song. I have tabbed all
of lead including verses; rhythm guitar repeats a few riffs, which I tabbed as well.
There are many gaps left in lead guitar which you can fill with parts of the rhythmic 
riff if you are playing alone.

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LEGEND

pb = Pre-bend; bend to the note and play it, then release to normal position. So pb7r5
means you bend the 5th fret to 7, then you hit the note, then release down to 5 as it is ringing.

db = Dive bomb; If you have a whammy bar, use it to quickly drop the pitch of the note

b  = Tonal bend to note indicated eg. 8b10
r  = Release bend to normal position
~  = Vibrato (let note ring for double/triple stops)
h  = Hammer on
/  = slide up
\  = slide down
() = Ghost note (optional)

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Rhythm guitar repeats this riff every four beats for verse, bridge and intro solo:

e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|---------------5----------5---5----|
D|---------5-5h7---7~-----7---7---7--|
A|-------7---------------------------|
E|-5---8-----------------------------|


INTRO

0:06
e|---------5-------------------5----------5-----5-----5-----------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----7b9~~--pb9r7-5~-----7b9~~-r7~--7b9---7b9---7b9---5-7-7b-7~-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

0:18
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----5-8-10-13-15b17-15--13-15--13~----/13db-----13~--13-15b17~-|
G|-5-7-----------------------------------------14----14~----------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

0:22
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-pb17r15-13-----------------------------------------------------|
G|------------14-12-12h14-14-12~-12-14-14p12~db---7-5-7b9~-5h7-5~-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


VERSE

0:42
e|-------------------------------------------------10b12~--8~\-|
B|-----(15b17---13-13)-----------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

        Whyyy...!        I need a maa - an to lo - ove!   yeah

CHORUS

e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|-                                                  -|
G|-         No lead or rhythm guitar during          -|
D|-           chorus, only bass and drums            -|
A|-                                                  -|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

  I gotta find him, I gotta have him like the air I breathe
  One lovin' man, to understand; it can't be do much to need
  You know it, can't be now, can't be now, can't be now, can't be now
  Can't be now, can't be this loneliness! Baby, surrounding me


VERSE (Lead in background)

1:15
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------7b9-b9-b9-b9r~--5h7-5~------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

  No, no it just can't be, (No it just can't be!)

1:20
e|----------------------------10b12-b12-b12-b12r--10p8--|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

  Got to be some kind of answer! (No it just can't be!)

1:25
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------11b13~b13~r--11b13r~-|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

  Everywhere I look there's none around (No it just can't be!)

1:30
e|--------------------10b12-b12~-10p8----10b12-pb12r10~-(10p8)-|
B|------------------------------------10-----------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

  Whoaaa!  It can't be...   (No it just can't be!)          Whoa, whoa, yeah,


BRIDGE

1:39
e|-----5-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-7b9~--pb9r7-5-7-5~-----------7b9~-5h7-5~--------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|


VERSE (Lead in background)

1:49
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------7b9~r~------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

... hold you...?                Honey just close your eyes

1:54
e|-----------------------------10b12r~-10----------------|
B|----------------------------------------10b12r10~-10db-|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

  Whoaa...! won't you let me, hold you dear?


CHORUS

e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|-                                                  -|
G|-         No lead or rhythm guitar during          -|
D|-           chorus, only bass and drums            -|
A|-                                                  -|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

  I wanna just put my arms around you, like the circles are goin' round the sun and,
  Let me hold you, daddy, at least until the morning comes
  Because it, can't be now, can't be now, can't be now, can't be now
  Can't be now, can't be this loneliness! Baby, surrounding me


VERSE

2:28
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------7b9-b9-b9-b9r~--5h7-5~-|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

  No, no, no it just can't be... (No it just can't be!)

2:33
e|-----------------------------------10b12~-10b12~--10p8-|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

  Oh, baby, baby, just can't be now, (No it just can't be!)

2:39
e|------------------------------------10b12~--8h10-8~----|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

  Why didn't anyone ever tell me now? (No it just can't be!)

2:44
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------8b10r~--5~-----|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

  I wake up one mornin', I realize... (No it just can't be!)

2:49
e|-----------------------------------------8b10~-8-8p5---|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

  Waaaah...!        It can't be...! (No it just can't be!)


SOLO

For the solo, rhythm and lead do a sort of bluesy call-and-response. Rhythm repeats this
lick every four beats throughout:

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------10--8--7--8--8~h10~--|
G|-------------------(5)-9-9---9--9--9--9-9~-----|
D|------------(5-5h7)----------------------------|
A|---------(7)-----------------------------------|
E|-(5)--(8)--------------------------------------|

And lead guitar responds with this:

2:57
e|-12b13~~r~~~-----------8--------------------------|
B|-------------------------10--8--8-10-8------------|
G|---------------------------------------9-7--------|
D|-------------------------------------------5-5h7~-|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

3:03
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------(Wait four beats)-------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

3:08
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|-7/8----------------------------------------------|
G|-8/9-7-5-7-5---5-7-5~~~---------------------------|
D|-------------7-------------------------------7~~\-|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

3:13
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------(Wait four beats)-------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

3:19
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|-----5-7--5-7--5-7--5~~--5h7~---------------------|
A|---7----------------------------------------------|
E|-0~~~~~-------------------------------------------|

3:23
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------3-5-3-----------------------------|
E|-00-333-0(h3)-5-------5-3-5~----------------------|

3:29
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------7--------------------------|
E|-3-55-3-5--3-55-3-5--5---5~-----------------------|


BRIDGE (Rhythm guitar back to first riff)

3:33
e|----------------------------5---------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------7b9~~--pb9r7-5~-----|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|


VERSE (Lead in background)

3:43
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|-----------(7b9r~)----7--5~-----------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

  ... to love me,         maybe you can help me please

3:49
e|------10b12~~---10p8-------------10b12~r10p8-7b8r\-|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

  Whyy - y!   I need a maa - an to lo - ove!


CHORUS

e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|-                                                  -|
G|-         No lead or rhythm guitar during          -|
D|-           chorus, only bass and drums            -|
A|-                                                  -|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

  But I believe that, someday and somehow, said it's bound to come along
  Because when all my dreams and all my plans just cannot turn out wrong
  You know it, can't be now, can't be now, can't be now, can't be now,
  Can't be now, can't be just the loneliness! Baby, surrounding me


VERSE

4:23
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------7b9-b9-b9-b9r~--5h7-5~-|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

  No no, no it just can't be,    (No it just can't be!)

4:28
e|-----------------------------10b12-b12-b12-b12r~-10p8-|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

  Oh baby, baby just can't be, (No it just can't be!)

4:34
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------10b12r~--10b12-b12r~---10~--|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

  And who - o! could be foolin' me? (No it just can't be!)

4:38
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------10b12r-10~-8-10-8--10~-8-10~-8-|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

  I've got all this happiness...   (No it just can't be!)

4:44
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------7b9r~----7--5~-----|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

 ...come on, come on and help me now  (No it just can't be!)

4:49
e|--------------------------------------------(10b12r~)-|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

  Please, can't you hear me pray?!  (No it just can't be!)  Why...

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