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tax man
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difficulty: advanced



                Taxman

(Harrison)

Verse:

    D7                         D7#9  D7

Let me tell you how it will be

    D7                              D7#9  D7

There's one for you nineteen for me

               C7              G7#9    D7

'Cos I'm the taxman   Yeah I'm the taxman

Verse:

Should five percent appear too small

Be thankful I don't take it all

'Cos I'm the taxman   Yeah I'm the taxman

Middle:

         D

If you drive a truck  I'll tax the street

                            C

If you try to fix it  I'll tax your seat

        D

If you get too cold  I'll tax the heat

                           C                D

If you take a walk  I'll tax your feet   TAXMAN!

Guitar Solo:

-|---------------------------------------------------10----------------

-|--------------------------------6--8--b(9)8--6-----------------------

-|-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7------------------7--------------------

-|--0-----0-----0-----0-----0------------------------------------------

-|---------------------------------------------------------------------

-|---------------------------------------------------------------------

-|---------------------------------------------------------------------

-|-----9p8--9p8--6-----------------------------------------------------

-|--7---------------7--7--5h7p5--6--4h6p4--5--2h4p2--------------------

-|---------------------------------------------------------------------

-|---------------------------------------------------------------------

-|---------------------------------------------------------------------

-|------------------------------------------------------------10-------

-|-----------------------8--6-----6-----6-----6--b(9)8--6--------------

-|--2--4--5--7-----7-----------7-----7-----7---------------7-----------

-|--------------0-----0------------------------------------------------

-|---------------------------------------------------------------------

-|---------------------------------------------------------------------

               C               G7#9    D

'Cos I'm the taxman   Yeah I'm the taxman

Verse:

Don't ask me what I want it for  (ah ah, Mr. Wilson)

If you don't want to pay some more  (ah ah, Mr. Heath)

    'Cos I'm the taxman                 Yeah      I'm the taxman

-|--------------------------------------------------------------------------

-|--------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

-|----------------------3--h5--------------3--h5-----------5---------3b(4)--

-|----------------3------------------3------------------------3--h5---------

-|------------------------------------------------------3-------------------

Verse:

Now my advice for those who die  (TAXMAN!)

Declare the pennies on your eyes  (TAXMAN!)

'Cos I'm the taxman   Yeah I'm the taxman

    And you're working     for no one    but me

                 F                           D7

-|--------------------------------------------------------------

-|--------------/6-----/6-----/6-----/6-------------------------

-|------------------5------5------5------5------7---------5--7--  (repeat

-|-------------------------------------------------5--h7--------   guitar

-|-------------------------------------------5------------------    solo)

-|--------------------------------------------------------------

Miscellaneous info:

C7   = (-3231-)

D7   = (-5453-)

D7#9 = (-5456-) or (----11)

G7#9 = (35-466)

Riff to repeat over first two

lines of third verse

-|------------------------------

-|------------------------------

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

-|--------5--h7-----------------

-|--5---------------------------

-|------------------------------

Riff to repeat over first two

lines of fourth verse

-|------------------------------

-|------------------8-----------

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

-|--------5--h7-----------------

-|--5---------------------------

-|------------------------------

Tab Special Notations:

----0----  play the open string ('fret zero')

----5----  play fret five

----5~---  play fret five with vibrato

---5/7---  play fret five, slide up to fret seven

---7\5---  play fret seven, slide down to fret five

--8b(9)--  play fret eight, bend the string (at fret eight) to reach

             the pitch of fret nine

--b(9)8--  play fret eight already bent to the pitch of fret nine,

unbending until it reaches the normal pitch of fret eight

----h7---  hammer-on to fret seven

----p5---  pull-off to fret five

---/7----  slide up to fret 7 (the starting fret of the slide is

             undefined, judge by ear)

---15\---  play fret 15, slide down (the ending fret of the slide is

             undefined, judge by ear)

---0h3---  play the open string and immediately hammer-on to fret

             three

---7p5---  play fret seven and immediately pull-off to fret five



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