( S.Tyler , B.Whitford )
All the rhythm parts for this song were transcribed by Denis
Jacob and were (gratefully) taken from Mike
Heasley's (now defunct)Aerosmith tab archive
All leads(that is,everything in standard tuning) humbly transcribed by
Intro: (w/volume pedal or r.hand pinky)-
< < < < < < < < (door sound) <
This is the intro on "Rocks." The version on "Gems" is slightly
< < < (1/4) >o
tune (rhythm) guitar 1/2 step down
Lord I must be dreamin', what else could this be?
fill 1(After "The prophets are all stinkin' drunk"):
Eyes are full of desire...
Out of rhyme and reason, everyone's to blame...
(With verse riff)
Sorry you're so sorry don't be sorry
Man has know and now he's blown it upside down and hell's the only
We did an awful job and now they say it's nobody's fault
Certain parts of the solos may be incorrectly transcribed, but they
should be in the right key anyway. Make amends where you see fit.
< >o < >o
Sustain feedback for a while after the solo.
Write me with any comments,questions,corrections or additions at
Have fun with it.
By the way, this song is the primary reason to revere Brad Whitford as
he played most every note on it. Other good reasons: Voodoo Medicine Man,
Kings and Queens, Last Child, Round and Round (the list goes on). All
Symbols used in transcription:
h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
b = bend
r = release
\ = slide
x = percussive noise with fretting hand across strings
< = open wah
>o = closed wah
~ = feedback
< = increase volume