Aerosmith — Sweet Emotion (tab)

A             D      A
S w e e t E m o - t i o n

talk about things and nobody cares.. etc.

Between verses

Outro (solo mainly in E dorian)

From: (Ist Splatten Gutten)

Aerosmith "Sweet Emotion"
This file is a comglomeration of the various posts made by various people,
along with my own corrections and the addition of timing. Below the tab
there is time notation in sixteenth notes (1 e + a, etc). If you know what
this means, then it may help you; if you don`t understand the timing notation,
just listen to the CD and follow the tab. The bass intro is from a recent
interview with Aerosmith`s Bassist in Guitar World magazine. The guitar part
is a decent approximation. Everything else in this song is pretty
straightforward; a little work should do it.
For the break between the verse (Fig C), the []3 means play three times.
The only version I have of this tune is the one from Greatist Hits, so I
don`t have any solos to transcribe; when I hear it on the radio or from
someone`s Pandora`s Box, there is more than what`s here. If anyone has this,
please post. If I`ve made errors, please download this file, update it, and
resubmit it to the archives.

Guitar intro/chorus (Fig A) Bass intro/chorus
g--------------------------------- g---------12--------14------------------
d---------5-----7---7------------- d---------------------------12-11-14-14-
a-0---0-0---0-0-------0-0-5p0-4h5- a-12--12------12-12---------------------
e--------------------------------- e---------------------------------------
1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a

Verse (Fig B)
1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a

Between verses (Fig C)
e[---------------------------------]3 ---------------------------------
b[---------------------------------]3 ---------------------------------
g[---------------------------------]3 ---------------------------------
d[---------------------------------]3 ---------------------------------
a[-5p3p0---------------------------]3 -5p3p0---------------------------
e[-------0-2-2---0-3-3---0-4---5---]3 -------0-2-2---0-3-------4---5---
1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a

The is how is goes on the Greatest Hits CD
(these words are what I think they are, if someone has the real lyrics,
please update them):
(Fig A 8 times)
"Sweet Emotion
Sweet Emotion"
(Fig B 8 times)
"Talk about things and nobody cares
wearin` out things that nobody wears
callin` my name but I gotta make clear
I can`t say baby where I`ll be in a year"
(Fig C - no vocals here)
(Fig B 8 times)
"Some (sweat hoggin`)? mama with a face like a gent
said my get up and go must`ve got up and went
well I got good news she`s a real good liar
`cause a backstage a boogie set ya pants on fire"
(Fig C - no vocals here)
(Fig A 8 times)
"Sweet Emotion
Sweet Emotion"
(Fig B 8 times)
"I pulled into town in a police car
your daddy said I took you just a little too far
you tell `em them things but your girlfriend lied
you can`t catch me `cause the rabbit done died (yes it did)"
(Fig C - no vocals here)
(Fig B 8 times)
"Stand in the front just a shakin` your ass
I take you backstage you can drink from my glass
I talk about something you can sure understand
`cause a month down the road I`ll be eatin` from your hand"
(Fig C - no vocals here)
(Fig A repeatedly `til fade)
"Sweet Emotion"