Date: Sat, 28 Sep 96 20:06:26 PDT
From: Martin Hermans 

Here you go, Peter. Replace my old tab of "Got me under Pressure" with
this new and improved one. Thank you.

-Martin

"Got Me Under Pressure" by ZZ Top
from their 1983 release ELIMINATOR

I hope this more complete version fills some of the needs of the people
who have been requesting it. It's more or less the whole song up to the 
final solo.

---------------|
---------------|
-9-9p7---9-9p7-|
-9-9p7-7-9-9p7-|
-------7-------|
---------------|

-----------------|---------------|
-----------------|---------------|
-----------------|---9p7---9-9p7-|	repeat this a few times
-9---9-9-9---9-9-|-9-9p7-7-9-9p7-|
-7---7-7-7---7-7-|-7-----7-------|
-----------------|---------------|
(palm mute this E5)


--------------|--------------------|
--------------|--------------------|
--------------|--------------------|
-0---0------0-|--0-------------2---|	then repeating this four times brings
-0---0------0-|--0-----------------|	you up to the first verse
--------------|------0--0--3-------|

first verse:

    She likes wearing lipstick                                                 
E-|-----------------|----------------------|
B-|-----------------|----------------------|
G-|----9--9------9--|--9-------------------|
D-|-9--9--9------9--|--9-------------2--2--|
A-|-7---------------|----------------------|
E-|----------0------|------0----3b4--------|
                                                                               
    She likes French cuisine            But she                                
E-|-----------------|----------------------|
B-|-----------------|----------------------|
G-|----9--9------9--|--9-------------------|
D-|-9--9--9------9--|--9-------------2--2--|
A-|-7---------------|----------------------|
E-|----------0------|------0----3b4--------|
                                                                               
    wont let me use my passion          unless                                 
E-|-----------------|----------------------|
B-|-----------------|----------------------|
G-|----9--9------9--|--9-------------------|
D-|-9--9--9------9--|--9-------------2--2--|
A-|-7---------------|----------------------|
E-|----------0------|------0----3b4--------|
                                                                               
    its in a limousine.   She got me under pres-
E-|-----------------|----------------------|
B-|-----------------|----------------------|
G-|----9---9-----9--|----------------------|
D-|-9--9---9-----9--|----------------------|
A-|-7--7------------|----------------------|
E-|-0----0----------|----------------------|
                                                                               
sure		      she got me
		      under 	  pressure
----------------|----------------|---------------|-------------|
----------8p7---|-7-h8-8\--------|---------8p7---|-7h8---------|
----------------|----------2--2--|-------------7-|-------------|
-9--9-7h9-----7-|(7)h9-9\--2--2--|-9---7h9-----7-|-7h9----0--2-|
-7--7-----------|----------0--0--|-7---7---------|--------0--2-|
-0--0-----------|----------------|-0-------------|-------------|

Then start to play verse 2 the same way.

"She likes the art museum, she don't like Pavlov's dog. She's fun at
the mind museum, she like it in a london fog. She don't like other
women, she likes whips and chains. She likes cocaine..."

                    and flippin out with Great Danes.       She's              
E-|-------------------|-----------------------|------------------|
B-|-----------8p7-----|-7h9-------------------|------------------|
G-|-------------------|-----------------------|------------------|
D-|-------7h9------7--|-7h9-------------------|------------------|
A-|-------------------|-----------------------|------------------|
E-|-------------------|-----------------------|------------------|

                                                             CHORUS:   
    about all I can handle         its too much for my brain It's got me under 
E-|--------------------|---------------|--------------------|-----------------|
B-|--------------------|---------------|--------------------|-----------------|
G-|--------------------|---------------|--------------------|-----------------|
D-|--------------------|---------------|--------------------|-----------------|
A-|--------------------|---------------|--------------------|-----------------|
E-|--------------------|---------------|--------------------|-----------------|

pres-
sure		      its got me
		      under 	  pressure
----------------|----------------|---------------|-------------|
----------8p7---|-7-h8-8\--------|---------8p7---|-7h8---------|
----------------|----------2--2--|-------------7-|-------------|
-9--9-7h9-----7-|(7)h9-9\--2--2--|-9---7h9-----7-|-7h9----x--x-|
-7--7-----------|----------0--0--|-7---7---------|--------x--x-|
-0--0-----------|----------------|-0-------------|-------------|

Then wait another bar and start the guitar solo. I hope this new tabbing
method makes it easier to practice. The parts of the solo where the fret
numbers don't fit under the count numbers means I had to jam them in cuz
they are grace notes or sixteenth notes

     1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 
E-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B-|------8----------|---7-----------0|-3---5---5------|---3------------|
G-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|-----2-0-4------|
D-|-7/9------------5|/7--------------|----------------|-----------2----|
A-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

                                                                               
     1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &        
E-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------
G-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------
D-|--------------2--|-----2-------2-2|-----2---5---2-2|-----2-2---------
A-|--------0h2-2---2|----------------|-------2--------|-----------------
E-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------
                                                                               
     1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &        
E-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------- |
B-|------5---5---5-5|---5---8-----10-10b12------------|-8---------------|
G-|--7b8------------|----------------|----------------|---9-------------|
D-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------8/|
A-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------|
E-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------|
                                                                               
     1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &        
E-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B-|----8-----------09\7-------------8|---7------------|-5---5---5------|
G-|-----------------|----------------|-----9---9---7--|-------------0--|
D-|-/9--------------|----------------|----------------|---------------0|
A-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
                                                                               
     1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &      
E-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D-|--2---2---2-----2|---2-----2---5--|-----2---2----5/7-----5----------|
A-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|---------7------|
E-|-----------------|----------------|-------0---0----|----------------|
                                                                               
     1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   
E-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D-|------5b7---5----|-7---5--7b5-----|-------------5--|----------------|
A-|-----------------|---------------7|---7-7-7-7------|-7---7---------01/
E-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

                                                                               
     1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &      
E-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|------------3/4/5
G-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D-|------2---2------|-2--------------|----------------|---------2------|
A-|-/2-2------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E-|--------0-----0-0|-----3---0---0-0|-0-0-0-0-0---0-0|-0-0-3p0--------|
                                                                               
     1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &                       
E-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|
B-|-----------------|----------------|------------12h15p12
G-|-----------------|-2b4---------0--|----------------|
D-|-----------------|---------------2|-2--------------|
A-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|
E-|-----------------|----------------|-----0----------|
                                                                             
Then for the next three bars, mute the strings with your fret hand
and pick them alternating with:
 |
 |
12
12
12
 |

Bridge
     I',m gonna give                  her'es what I'm
	    her a message                    gonna say           It's all
     1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &      
E-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D-|--2---2-2-2---2-2|-2---2-2-2---2-2|----------------|----------------|
A-|--0---0-0-0---0-0|-0---0-0-0---0-0|-4---4-4-4---4-4|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4|
E-|-----------------|----------------|-2---2-2-2---2-2|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|
                                                                         
     over                           She 
     1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &                                       
E-|-----------------|-----------------|
B-|-----------------|-----------------|
G-|-----------------|-----------------|
D-|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
A-|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E-|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
                                       
{repeat previous six bars) "might get out a nightstick and hurt me
real, real bad...by the road side in a ditch. dit, dit,dit,dit"
and go back to the chorus riff.                                        

You are on your own for the rest of the song.

Any questions about playing this or other popular (eg, don't ask
me how to play the solo to ten foot pole) ZZ Top songs: