Date: Sun, 29 Sep 96 19:49:09 PDT
From: Martin Hermans 


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"My Head's in Mississippi"
by ZZ Top
from the album RECYCLER

OK, I finally got around to typing up the rest of this.
As usual, I left the final solo for you to figure out
on your own.

[play with shuffle feel]

Intro

------------------|--------------|
------------------|--------------|
----2-----2-----2-|----7---7-7---|
----2-----2-----2-|----7---7-7---|
-0--------0-----0-|--0---0-------|
------------------|--------------|

\\

------------------|--------------|
------------------|--------------|
----2-----2-----2-|----7---7-7---|
----2-----2-----2-|----7---7-7---|
-0--------0-----0-|--0---0-------|
------------------|--------------|

                   --------------|
                   --------------|
                   -------5h7p5p0|
                   ---5----------|
                   -0---0--------|
                   --------------|

\\

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------------------|--------------|
----2-----2-----2-|----7---5-7---|
----2-----2-----2-|----7---5-7---|
-0--------0-----0-|--0---0-------|
------------------|--------------|

------------------|--------------|
------------------|--------------|
-5b---------------|--------5-----|
-5b---------------|----5h7--7-5-7|
------------------|--0-----------|
------------------|--------------|

\\

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------------------|--------------|
----2-----2-----2-|----7---7-7---|
----2-----2-----2-|----7---7-7---|
-0--------0-----0-|--0---0-------|
------------------|--------------|

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

\\

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------------------|--------------|
----2-----2-----2-|----7---7-7---|
----2-----2-----2-|----7---7-7---|
-0--------0-----0-|--0---0-------|
------------------|--------------|

\\

------------------|
------------------|
----2-----2-----2-| [drums for three bars]
----2-----2-----2-|
-0--------0-----0-|
------------------|

For the first verse
Riff A
------------------|--------------|------------------|--------------|
------------------|--------------|------------------|--------------|
----2-----2-----2-|----7---7-7---|----2-----2-----2-|----2---------|
----2-----2-----2-|----7---7-7---|----2-----2-----2-|----2---------|
-0--------0-----0-|--0---0-------|-0--------0-----0-|----0---------|
------------------|--------------|------------------|--------------|

------------------|--------------|------------------|-----------------|
------------------|--------------|------------------|-----------------|
----2-----2-----2-|----7---7-7---|----2-----2-----2-|---------5-------|
----2-----2-----2-|----7---7-7---|----2-----2-----2-|-----5-7---7-5-2-|
-0--------0-----0-|--0---0-------|-0--------0-----0-|---0-0-----------|
------------------|--------------|------------------|-----------------| 
end of Riff A
and repeat Riff A. Then play:
Riff B
--------------|--------------|---------------|----------------|
--------------|--------------|---------------|----------------|
--------------|--------------|---------------|----------------|
--5---5-------|5-----5-------|--3---3--------|3-----3---------|
--5---5-------|5-----5-------|--3---3--------|3-----3---------|
--3---5-------|3-----3-------|--1---1--------|1-----1---------|

------------------|---------------|------------------|--------------|
------------------|---------------|------------------|--------------|
----2-----2-----2-|----7---7-7-7--|----2-----2-----2-|-2------------|
----2-----2-----2-|----7---7-7-7--|----2-----2-----2-|-2------------|
-0--------0-----0-|--0---0--------|-0------0-0-----0-|-0------------|
------------------|---------------|------------------|--------------|
end of Riff B
Then the little drum solo happens again.
Play verse 2 with riff A twice and then riff B once

Now for the solo. Since this song is a shuffle, I used triplet counting
on top of each bar so you can count along as if it were in strict time
(if you need to). The artificial harmonics I marked as "ah" are second
harmonics (exactly two octaves up). Listen to the record if you need help
finding the right pinch harmonics


      1 & a 2 & a 3 & a 4 & a   1 & a 2 & a 3 & a 4 & a                                                                         
E-|---------------------------|-------------------------|
B-|---------------------------|-------------------------|
G-|-2-----------------8b7-----|-(7)---------------------|
D-|-2-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-0-------------------------|-------------------------|
E-|---------------------------|-------------------------|
     [last measure of Riff B]
                       
                                                   
      1 & a 2 & a 3 & a 4 & a   1 & a 2 & a 3 & a 4 & a                                                                                    
E-|---------------------------|-------------------------|
B-|---------------------------|-------------ah----ah----|
G-|--(7)----------------------|(7)bnd-slow8-5-----5-----|
D-|---------------------------|-----------------------7-|
A-|---------------------------|-------------------------|
E-|---------------------------|-------------------------|

                                                                               
      1 & a 2 & a 3 & a 4 & a   1 & a 2 & a 3 & a 4 & a                                                                               
E-|---------------------------|-------------------------|
B-|---------------------------|-------------------------|
G-|---------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|---------5---------------2-|-----2p0---0-2---0-2-----|
A-|-------------7-3---2-3-----|---------0-------------0-|
E-|---------------------------|-------------------------|
                                                                               
      1 & a 2 & a 3 & a 4 & a   1 & a 2 & a 3 & a 4 & a  
E-|---------------------------|-------------------------|
B-|---------------------------|-------------------------|
G-|-5/7---5-------7---5-----ah|-------------------------|
D-|-------------7-------7---7-|-------------------4-/-7-|
A-|-----0---------------------|-------------------------|
E-|---------------------------|-------------------------|
    ^grace note 
                                          
       1 & a 2 & a 3 & a 4 & a   1 & a 2 & a 3 & a 4 & a 
E-|----------------------------|-------------------------|
B-|----5-----------------------|-------------------------|
G-|--------7-7---8-bend7-5---7-|-7---5-------------------|
D-|--------------------------7-|-7-----7---7-------------|
A-|----------------------------|-------------------------|
E-|----------------------------|-------------------------|
                                                                               
       1 & a 2 & a 3 & a 4 & a   1 & a 2 & a 3 & a 4 & a  
E-|----------------------------|-------------------------|
B-|----------------------------|-------------------------|
G-|----------------5-----7---7-|----5/7------------------|
D-|--------------------7-------|-0-----------------------|
A-|----------------------------|-------0---0-0---0-0---0-|
E-|----------------------------|-------------------------|
                                    ^grace note
                                                              
      1 & a 2 & a 3 & a 4 & a   1 & a 2 & a 3 & a 4 & a   
E-|---------------------------|-----ah----------------ah|
B-|-------------------8-10----|-10--10------8-----10--10|
G-|------------7/9----------9-|-------------------------|
D-|---------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|---------------------------|-------------------------|
E-|---------------------------|-------------------------|
               ^grace note                                
                                
       1 & a 2 & a 3 & a 4 & a   1 & a 2 & a 3 & a 4 & a 
E-|----------------8-----------|-------------------------|
B-|--------------------10----8-|9\7-p57b9--5-------------|
G-|----------------------9-----|9\7-p57b9----5-----7---5-|
D-|----------------------------|-----------------7-------|
A-|----------------------------|-------------------------|
E-|----------------------------|-------------------------|
						^^^^ don't get confused 
                                                    here, I had to cram!
                                              
     1 & a 2 & a 3 & a 4 & a   1 & a 2 & a 3 & a 4 & a  
E-|--------------------------|-------------------------|
B-|--------------------------|-------------------------|
G-|-------7b9----7-----7-----|7b9---7b9---7b9---7b9----|
D-|--------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|--------------------------|-------------------------|
E-|--------------------------|-------------------------|
          and...     pinch! pinch! pinch! pinch! pinch!         
                                                                      
     1 & a 2 & a 3 & a 4 & a   1 & a 2 & a 3 & a 4 & A
E-|--------------------------|-------------------------|
B-|--------------------------|-------------------------|
G-|-7b9--5-------------ah----|-7-----7---7-5-----7---5\|
D-|------------7-----5-5-----|-7---5-5---7-5-----7---5\|
A-|------------0-----------7-|-5---------------5-------|
E-|--------3-/4--------------|-------------------------|
  pinch!  (Ha, ha, ha, now you're playing like Billy!)                     
                                                       
      1 & a 2 & a 3 & a 4 & a   1 & a 2 & a 3 & a 4 & a   1&a2&a3&a4&a
E-|---------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------|
B-|---------------------------|-------------------------|------------dive-----|
G-|--\2-----------------------|-----------------------2-|-(2)--------bomb!----|
D-|--\2-----------------------|-----------------------2-|-(2)-----------------|
A-|-------------0-3-p-0-------|-0---0-3---0-------0---0-|-(0)-----------------|
E-|-------0-3-----------3-p-0-|-------------3---0-------|---------------------|
                                                                               
[drums again] and then comes the third verse.  

Questions about playing this song: hermans@usc.edu