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Voodoo Child 1

Voodoo Child 1 Guitar Tabs

Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child 1 chords, tabs, tablatures, lyrics

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Voodoo Child 1 Guitar Tabs – Jimi Hendrix

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STYLE: Moderately fast Blues
TIMING: Cut time
KEY: G Major(G;Am;Bm;C;D;Em;F#m;G)
CHORDS:
E7: (0;2;2;1;3;0)
B7: (x;2;1;2;0;2)
A7: (x;0;2;2;2;3)
C:  (x;3;2;0;1;0)
D:  (x;x;0;2;3;2)

Instrumental Solo

Before the song really starts Jimi does some weird effects on the wah pedal...

Measure One:                                         Measure 13:
  q.e q q   q q h   q.e q q   s s                     q.e q q   q q h   q.e q q
|-0-------|-------|-0-----0-|-0---|[repeat this    ]|-0-------|-------|-0-----0-|
|-----0-3-|-------|---0-0---|---3-|[riff 3x, then..]|-----0-3-|-------|---0-0---|
|---2-----|-0-0-2-|---------|-----|                 |---2-----|-0-0-2-|---------|
|---------|-------|---------|-----|                 |---------|-------|---------|
|---------|-------|---------|-----|                 |---------|-------|---------|
|---------|-------|---------|-----|                 |---------|-------|---------|
           [right before the lyrics there is a guitar solo...find it in other tabs]

Before Measure 16: Guitar Plays this:  
|---------------|------------------------------------3------------------------------|
|-/12-12-10-8---|------------------------------------3------------------------------|
|-------------9-|----2b3b2p0-------------2b3b2p0--------14b15b14b15b14-12---14-12\2-|
|---------------|--2---------2---------2---------2----------------------------------|
|---------------|--2---------2---------2---------2----------------------------------|
|---------------|-\0---------0-0-3-0---0---------0-0--------------------------------|

|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|---------2b4b(real slow)2-2b3b2p0-|[That's all the intro I know right now.
|-2--------------------------------|
|-2--------------------------------|
|-0-0-3-0--------------------------|

Measure 16:    E7
  q q Well, I  stand up next to a mountain, And I chop it down with the edge of my hand.
|-7-7--------|| [Then...] [play this after most verse lines...figure it out.]
|------------|| |--------------------------|
|------------|| |--------------------------|
|------------|| |--------------------------|
|------------|| |---0---0h2-0---0h2p0------|
|------------|| |-2---2-------2------------|
                |---------------------3-0--|
Measure 21:
        E7                                             E7
  e.s   h.e.s   h.e.s   h.e.s   h.e.s   h.e.s   h.e.s     Well, I stand up next to a mountain,
|-----|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|---|
|-----|-0-----|-------|-0-----|-------|-0-----|-------|-0-|
|-0-1-|---0-1-|---0-1-|---0-1-|---0-1-|---0-1-|---0-1-|---|And I chop it down with the edge of 
|-----|-------|-2-----|-------|-2-----|-------|-2-----|---|
|-----|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|---|my hand.[Break into next 
|-----|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|---| instrumental]

Measure 33:                        B7                                          A7
  e.s   h.e.s   h.e.s   h Well, I pick up all the pieces and make an island,
|-----|-------|-------|---|
|-----|-0-----|-------|-0-|                                 E7[while bass does instrumental]
|-0-1-|---0-1-|---0-1-|---| might even raise just a little sand.
|-----|-------|-2-----|---|
|-----|-------|-------|---|          [before measure 41...yet another unwritten Jimi solo]
|-----|-------|-------|---|

Measure 41:
E7                         E7               C
   q q   h q q   q q q q   h  'Cause I'm a Voodoo Child,[next bass instrumental]
 |-----|-------|---------|---|
 |-0-1-|-2---0-|-2-----3-|-2-|
 |-----|---2---|---2-2---|---|
 |-----|-------|---------|---|

Measure 46: D                           E7
  q q q q   q q q q Lord, knows, I'm a Voodoo Child, baby[while bass plays/fades last instr.]
|---------|---------|
|---------|-0-0---0-|
|-3-1---3-|-----0---|        [A longer Jimi solo...then breaks into more lyrics...I don't have
|-----3---|---------|         them written down...look for them in the tabs on the internet.]

[--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------]
Solo:Before Measure 50: 1:55                            e---------------------------------------------------------------                                              b--15b17-15b17-15-12-15-15b17----------------------------------- g--------------------------------12h14-12--14b16b14p12----------                   d----------------------------12h14---------------------12--14--- a--------------------------------------------------------------- e--------------------------------------------------------------- 
2:05                                                                 a----------------------------------------------12h15-15b17-(hold)- d----------------------------------------12h15-------------------- e---------------------------------12--14--------------------------                                          d--14-12-------------14--12--14-----------------------------------                                   a--------14-12----------------------------------------------------                                     e--------------15-12---------------------------------------------- 
e-15b17-15-12----------------------------------------------------                                  b-------------15-12----------------------------------------------                        g-----------------------12-----12-----12-----12--14b16-14-12-----                        d-------------------12h14--12h14--12h14--12h14---------------14-- a---------------------------------------------------------------- e---------------------------------------------------------------- 
e---------------------------------------------------------- b----------------------------------------------------------                                     g---------------2b4b2p0------------------------------------                            d------------------------2p0---------2-2-0-2---------------                            a----------------------------2p0---------------------------                                              e---0-0-0-3-0--------------------3p0----------------------- 
2:16                    2:26                                                                                                  e------12----12-----12----------15b17------------------------------------                                        b--12h15-12h15--12h15--12h15--------------------------------------------- g------------------------------------------------------------------------                                    d--------(repeat lots,getting--------------------------------------------                              a---------faster and faster with-----------------------------------------                                   e----------wah up to begin, down in the middle, up at last bend)--------- 
and continuing....... 
e---------------------------------------------------------- b----------------------------------------------------------                                          g------------2b4b2p0------------2b4b2p0--------------------                                              d---2-2-2-2-----------2-2-2-2-2----------------------------                                                a---2-2-2-2-----------2-2-2-2-2----------------------------                                                             e---0-0-3-0-----------0-0-0-3-0---------------------------- 
                       2:35                                                 e---------------------------------------------------------- b---------------------------------------------------------- g--------------------------------------------2b4b2p0-------                                              a---2-2-2-2-------x-x-x-x-x--0h2p0h2p0h2p0-----------------                                                      d---2-2-2-2-------x-x-x-x-x--------------------------------                                                    e---0-0-3-0-------x-x-x-x-x-------------------------------- 
e---------------------------------------------------------- b---------------------------------------------------------- g----------------------------------------------------------                                              d---x-x-x-x-x-------0h2p0h2p0h2p0--------------------------                                                 a---x-x-x-x-x----------------------------------------------                                              e---x-x-x-x-x---------------------------------------------- 
2:45                                                                                                e-------------------12x-mute-at-12-------------------------                                  b-------------------12x------------------------------------                                              g---2x-slide-to 12--12x-----------------do this twice------                                           d---2x--while muted----------------------------------------                                                 a---2x-----------------------------------------------------                                            e---2x-mute-at-2------------------------------------------- 
{repeat main riff a few times and use the hammer on pull off on the a string, this is when jimi is singing 'i didn't mean to take up all your sweet time' and start using the main riff when he says 'i'll give it right back one of these days ha ha'} 
e---------------------------------------------------------- b----------------------------------------------------------                                               g-----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----------------------                                           d-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------------------                                                  a-----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---------------------- e---------------------------------------------------------- 
'If i don't mean you no more in this world...I'll meet you in the next one and don't be late'
 {main riff} 
e---------------------------------------------------------- b----------------------------------------------------------                                          g-----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5------------------------                                           d-----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4------------------------                                           a-----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5------------------------ e----------------------------------------------------------                                                       'coz i'm a voodoo chile, voodoo child, lord knows i'm a voodoo child' 
solo at 3:38                              3:42                                               e----------------------------------------------------------                                               b--15b17b15p12-15b17-12------------------------------------                               g----------------------14b16-14-12---------14-14b16--------               d---------------------------------14--12h14---------------- a---------------------------------------------------------- e----------------------------------------------------------
e-------12----12--15b17-15-12------------------------------                                                  b--12h15--12h15---------------15b17-15-12------------------ g-----------------------------------------14b16-14-12------ d-----------------------------------------------------14--- a---------------------------------------------------------- e---------------------------------------------------------- 
e------------------------------------------------------------- b-------------------------------12-15-15b17-12----------------                                            g-----12h14-14b16----12h14-14b16---------------14b16b14p12----                                                 d-12h14----------12h14-------------------------------------14- a------------------------------------------------------------- e------------------------------------------------------------- 
            3:58 (wah wah wah) trem picking                                                                     e------------x---x------------33333-/-14141414-\121212--------                                    b------------12--12-----------33333-/-14141414-\121212--------                                  g------------12--12-------------------------------------------                                      d------------12--12------------------------------------------- a-------------------------------------------------------------                                               e-12-15-12---------------------------------------------------- 
main riff and variations....... 
Solo at 4:21                                         e------------------------------------------------------------                                                       b--15-17-15-17b19b17-17-15-17-15-12-15------15--------------- g-------------------------------------14b16(hold)14-12-14---- d--------------------------------------------------------14-- a------------------------------------------------------------ e------------------------------------------------------------ 
Finish off with main riff and variations. 
[--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------]

Measure 50:
       Fade out.
  q q   q q q q   h q q
|-----|---------|-------||  
|---0-|-2---0-1-|-2---0-|| 
|-2---|---2-----|---2---||
|-----|---------|-------||
    DISCLAIMER: This was taken from the sheet music book: "Jimi Hendrix Anthology", and does not contain certain riffs, and solos in some songs...  

If you want to improvise around the main riff, here it is:
|--------------------|------------3-3-|
|--------------------|------------3-3-|
|------------2b3b2p0-|----------------|
|-2-----2------------|-2-----2--------|
|-2-----2------------|-2-----2--------|
|-0-0-3-0--0---------|-0-0-3-0-0------|





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