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Brown Sugar guitar tab

From: tim@shovel.Prime.COM (Tim Cantin)
Date: 11 Aug 92 13:05:06 GMT

"Brown Sugar" - by the Rolling Stones
-------------

A friend of mine just showed me this recently. I love it :)
Chords only, though... lyrics should be easy from the recording,
and for any lead you're on your own... I don't "do" lead :)

(Note: I'm not filling in chords that were already diagramed,
I'm doing this on the fly and it takes too long!)

Main part:

e---x---x-------8---x-------4-------6----------
b---8---9-------8--10-------4-------6----------
g---8---8-------9--10-------5-------7----------
d---8---8------10--10-------6-------8----------
a---6---6------10---8-------6-------8----------
E---x---x-------8---x-------4-------6----------
   D#  D#?  D# B#  E#  B#  G#  D#  A#  E#  B#

Where "Brown Sugar" lyrics come in:

e---3------
b---3------
g---4------
d---5------
a---5------
E---3------
    G   B#

That's about the whole song... The strumming is a little strange;
listen to the album. More Stones stuff, please! (If anyone has it!)



Date: 18 Oct 95 12:22:02 EDT
From: John Kollins <73027.3417@compuserve.com>
Subject: Brown Sugar/Rolling Stones Version 1.a

Rolling Stones
Brown Sugar

CORRECTED VERSION: 1.A

IMPORTANT!!  Use open G tuning -DGDGBD- that Keith uses on many Stones 
songs, e.g., Honky Tonk Woman, I Go Wild, etc.  Drop the high E string 
to D, Drop the A string to G, and drop the low E string to D.

The song is pretty easy to play once you get the tuning and the basic 
chord and rythym patterns down.

Intro
-------------------------------------------------------D----------------
-13-12-------------------------------------------------B----------------
-12-12--8-8-8-9-8--------------------------------------G----------------
-14-12--9-9-9-9-9--------------------------------------D----------------
-------------------------------------------------------G----------------
-------------------------------------------------------D----------------

Verse intro

--8-8-8--8--8--5-5-5-5-5--1-1-1-3-3--5-5-5-5----------------------------
--8-8-9--9--8--5-5-6-6-5--1-2-1-4-3--6-6-6-5----------------------------
--8-8-8--8--8--5-5-5-5-5--1-1-1-3-3--5-5-5-5----------------------------
--8-8-10-10-8--5-5-7-7-5--1-3-1-5-3--7-7-7-5----------------------------
--8-8-8--8--8--5-5-5-5-5--1-1-1-3-3--5-5-5-5----------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Verse
  C 			 F  				  

Gold coast . . . 
--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10------------------------------
--5-5-5-5-5-7-5-6--10-10-10-10-10-11-10-11------------------------------
--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10------------------------------
--5-7-5-5-5-7-5-7--10-12-10-10-10-12-10-12------------------------------
--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------

 C		      Bflat
-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--------------------------------------------------------
-5-5-5-5-5-7-5-6--------------------------------------------------------
-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--------------------------------------------------------
-5-7-5-5-5-7-5-7--3-3-3-3-3-3-5-3-5-5-----------------------------------
-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3-3-3-5-3-5-5-----------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
This basic pattern varies somewhat verse to verse.


Chorus

 G                              C     
--------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------------------
--------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-6-6-5---------------------
-0-0------------5---3--0-0-0-0--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------------------
-0-0-----0-2-0-(5)-(3)-0-0-2-0--5-5-7-5-7-5-5-7-7-5---------------------
-0-0-3/4-0---0-(5)-(3)-0-0-0-0--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Brown sugar  . . . .

Notes in parentheses are optional, but add a deeper, bluesy flavor, 
especially when slightly bent.

At the end, when Mick is singing,  "Yeah, yeah, yeah, . . . woo!" go back and
forth between G (open) and C (5th fret bar).  (If you've gotten this far, you
will figure it out.)

I'm tabbing from memory, but I think this should at least get you close.
Feel free to send comments/suggestions.


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From: cscsj@lux.latrobe.edu.au (   Junacko)
Subject: Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar

>From: euakan@eua.ericsson.se (Theo.Kanter)
>Subject: CHORDS: Brown Sugar Intro

BROWN SUGAR INTRO

There have been a few requests on the net for more "Stones stuff".
I presume that means "Keith Richard". I would like to contribute
with an attempt on the Brown Sugar Intro. In previous letters
tabulatures were presented with more complex fingering - without
retuning the instrument. The following is more straightforward.

N.B. Open-G tuning is requiered. Through away your lower-D string
if you are perticular about sounding like Keith does. X, Y, Z are the
10th, 11th an 12th position. In hex that would be A, B, C but confusing
to use.

D ---- 7--- 7--- ---- -0-- -0-- -000 0---
B ---- 8--- 7--- ---- -0-- -0-- -011 0---
G ---- 7--- 7--- ---- -0-- -0-- -000 0---
D ---- 9--- 7--- ---- -0-- -0-- -022 0---
G ---- 7--- 7--- ---- -0-- -0-- -000 0---
D ---- 7--- 7--- ---- -0-- -0-- -000 0---

D ---- 7--- 7--- ---- -0-- -0-- -000 0---
B ---- 8--- 7--- ---- -0-- -0-- -011 0---
G ---- 7--- 7--- ---- -0-- -0-- -000 0---
D ---- 9--- 7--- ---- -0-- -0-- -022 0---
G ---- 7--- 7--- ---- -0-- -0-- -000 0---
D ---- 7--- 7--- ---- -0-- -0-- -000 0---

D --X- X--- X--- X-X- --7- 7--- 7--- 7-7-
B --X- Y--- Y--- Y-X- --7- 8--- 8--- 8-7-
G --X- X--- X--- X-X- --7- 7--- 7--- 7-7-
D --X- Z--- Z--- Z-X- --7- 9--- 9--- 9-7-
G --X- X--- X--- X-X- --7- 7--- 7--- 7-7-
B --X- X--- X--- X-X- --7- 7--- 7--- 7-7-
 
B --3- 3-3- 3-3- 5-5- --7- 7-7- 7-7- 7-7-
B --3- 3-3- 4-3- 6-5- --7- 8-8- 8-8- 8-7-
B --3- 3-3- 3-3- 5-5- --7- 7-7- 7-7- 7-7-
B --3- 3-3- 5-3- 7-5- --7- 9-9- 9-9- 9-7-
B --3- 3-3- 3-3- 5-5- --7- 7-7- 7-7- 7-7-
B --3- 3-3- 3-3- 5-5- --7- 7-7- 7-7- 7-7-

D --X- X--- X--- X-X- --7- 7--- 7--- 7-7-
B --X- Y--- Y--- Y-X- --7- 8--- 8--- 8-7-
G --X- X--- X--- X-X- --7- 7--- 7--- 7-7-
D --X- Z--- Z--- Z-X- --7- 9--- 9--- 9-7-
G --X- X--- X--- X-X- --7- 7--- 7--- 7-7-
B --X- X--- X--- X-X- --7- 7--- 7--- 7-7-

B --3- 3-3- 3-3- 5-5- --7- 7-7- 7-7- 7-7-
B --3- 3-3- 4-3- 6-5- --7- 8-8- 8-8- 8-7-
B --3- 3-3- 3-3- 5-5- --7- 7-7- 7-7- 7-7-
B --3- 3-3- 5-3- 7-5- --7- 9-9- 9-9- 9-7-
B --3- 3-3- 3-3- 5-5- --7- 7-7- 7-7- 7-7-
B --3- 3-3- 3-3- 5-5- --7- 7-7- 7-7- 7-7-

(etc...)

I hope I got the timing right. (Too bad Emacs isn't connected to
/dev/audio and programmed to play tabulature...)

--

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Theo Kanter             ELLEMTEL Telecommunication Systems Laboratories
			Box 1505, S-125 25 [lvsj| (AElvsjoe), Sweden
From: Harlan L Thompson 
BROWN SUGAR- The Rolling Stones

TUNING: D G D G B D

    G   Gsus  G3  Bb Bbsus   C  Csus  Eb  Ebsus  F  Fsus  G2  G2sus
D --0- --0- --0- --3- --3- --5- --5- --8- --8- -10- -10- -12- -12-
B --0- --1- --0- --3- --4- --5- --6- --8- --9- -10- -11- -12- -13-
G --0- --0- --4- --3- --3- --5- --5- --8- --8- -10- -10- -12- -12- 
D --0- --2- --0- --3- --5- --5- --7- --8- -10- -10- -12- -12- -14- 
G --0- --0- --0- --3- --3- --5- --5- --8- --8- -10- -10- -12- -12- 
D --0- --0- --0- --3- --3- --5- --5- --8- --8- -10- -10- -12- -12- 

G2sus G2 C Csus C (rpt 3 more times) 
Eb Ebsus Eb  C Csus C  Bb   Bbsus Bb  Csus C (rpt)

C
Gold coast slave ship bound for cotton fields
F
Sold in a market down in New Orleans
C
Scarred old slaver know he's doing alright
Bb                        C
Hear him whip the women just about midnight

CHORUS:
G G3 G Gsus    G    C    Csus                 C Csus  C
       Brown sugar, how come you taste so good, now
G G3 G Gsus    G     C    Csus                 C  Csus C
       Brown sugar, just like a young girl should,    wooo!
Eb Ebsus Eb  C Csus C Bb  Bbsus Bb Csus C

Drums are beating cold, English blood runs hot
Lady of the house wonderin' where it's gonna stop
Houseboy knows that he's doing alright
You shoulda heard him just around midnight
CHORUS
Eb Ebsus Eb  C Csus C Bb Bbsus Bb Csus C (rpt and solo over)

CHORUS #2:
Oohh come on brown sugar, how come you taste so good babe
Aaah brown sugar just like a black girl should

Aa-I bet your mama was a tent show queen
And all her boyfriends were sweet sixteen
I'm no schoolboy but I know what I like
You shoulda heard me just around midnight
CHORUS

G Gsus G Gsus G  C Csus C Csus C (rpt chords)

I said yeah yeah yeah wooo! How come, how come you taste so good?
I said yeah yeah yeah wooo! Just like a, just like a black girl should
Yeah yeah yeah wooo!



NOTE:  This is just a tidying up of previous  versions.  Thanks to the  
previous posters.
  development and support by
dmitry ivanov