Knocking On Heaven's Door - Guitar Tabs

(/) Slide Up  (\) Slide Down  (h) Hammer On  (p) Pull Off  (b) Bend (r) Release (v) Vibrato (x) Muted

Tabs for Song : 

Song lyrics here
Knockin On Heavens Door tab by Guns N' Roses
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Tuning: D# G# C# F# A# D#
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, last edit by kolya.an [pro] 24,823 on Mar 21, 2016.
fill 2 (used on intro and verses) 
    G5            D                C 
eb|-3---3--------------2-0-------|-----------------0--------------------| 
Bb|-3-----3---3------3-----3---3-|----------1--------------1------------| 
Gb|-0-------0------2---------2---|-0------0---0----------0---0-0------0-| 
Db|-0------------0---------------|-0h2----------2------2-------0h2------| 
Ab|------------------------------|------3---------------------------3---| 
Eb|-3----------------------------|--------------------------------------| 

fill 1 (used only in verses) 
    G5              D                  Am 
eb|-3--------------2-------2-0-------|-0-------------0----------------------| 
Bb|-3---3-------3--3-------3-------0-|-1----0h1-------------1---------------| 
Gb|-0---0-----0----2----2-------2----|-2--2-----2---------2---2------0---0--| 
Db|-0---0-----0----0----0------------|-2----------2-----2-------0h2----2----| 
Ab|----------------------------------|-0------------------------------------| 
Eb|-3--------------------------------|--------------------------------------| 

Song goes like this: 

[Intro:] 

Twice with picking fill 2  G5 D C 
Twice just power chords    G5 D C 

[Verse 1] (with fill 1) 

G5         D               Am 
Mamma take this badge from me 

          (with fill 2) 
G5         D         C 
I can't use it anymore 

          (with fill 1) 
G5                D             Am 
It's getting dark, too dark to see 

          (with fill 2) 
G5             D                       C 
Feels like I'm knockin' on heaven's door 

[Chorus:]

G5            D5                     C5 
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door, 
C5 
Hey, hey, hey, hey, yeah 
G5            D5                     C5 
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door, 
C5 
(no lyrics) 
G5                 D5                     C5 
Ooh, knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door 
C5 
Ooh yeah 
G5            D5                     C5 
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door 
C5 
Hey, hey, hey, hey, yeah 

[Solo 1:] (over G D and C chords) 
eb|----------------------------------------------------------| 
Bb|--------------------15fb----------------------------------| 
Gb|-12-14fb-14p12-14---------14-12-12~~~----------------12---| 
Db|------------------------------------------13/14-----------| 
Ab|----------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|----------------------------------------------------------| 

eb|--------------------------------------------------------15----| 
Bb|-15/17--15---13p12-13/15--13p12---13p12-----------12-13----13-| 
Gb|--------------------------------------------------------------| 
Db|-----------------------------------------14~~~----------------| 
Ab|--------------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------| 

eb|--------------15-17fb--17--17fb--17fb--15----20fb-20p19-20-| 
Bb|12~~~---15/17----------------------------------------------| 
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------| 
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------| 
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------| 

eb|-19-20fb--20-20-20------------------------------------------------| 
Bb|-------------------17~~~------------------------------------------| 
Gb|-------------------------19fb-19-19fb-19--------------------------| 
Db|-----------------------------------------19fb-19-19fb-19----------| 
Ab|----------------------------------------------------------17--17--| 
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------| 

[Solo 2:]

eb|-------------------------------------------------------| 
Bb|--19b~~~~~~~r-19---19brp17-19-1717----20-17--20-17br---| 
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------| 
Db|-------------------------------------------------------| 
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------| 

eb|----------------------------------------16---18b-18p16-| 
Bb|-1517--1517--------1517---------------13--16-----------| 
Gb|-----------------------------------/13-----------------| 
Db|-----17----19br1719----19br19br17----------------------| 
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------| 

eb|-16-18p16-16-20-19-20-22b-20-19-20-22b--20-19-20-22b-22b-22b---------| 
Bb|-------------------------------------------------------------20-22b--| 
Gb|---------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Db|---------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------| 

eb|----------------------------------------------------------------| 
Bb|--20-22br-20-22-22b-20-22-20--20~~---20-19----19br-17-19-17-17--| 
Gb|----------------------------------------------------------------| 
Db|----------------------------------------------------------------| 
Ab|----------------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|----------------------------------------------------------------| 

eb|----------------------------------------------------------------| 
Bb|-2017--17~~15~~12~~~~~~-----------------------------------------| 
Gb|------------------------12~--11~---11br-9~---7--5/4-------------| 
Db|----------------------------------------------------5-----------| 
Ab|----------------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|----------------------------------------------------------------| 

[Solo 2] (another version) 

eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Bb|-------------20~~~~-20--19~~--19b(20)r19---17-19p17-17~~--20-15b(17)--20---| 
Gb|----17---------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Db|-------17------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 

eb|--------------------------15-----------------------15----------------------| 
Bb|-15b(17)r(15)--13-15-12~~~---15--10b(12)r10----------15----10/12---10/12---| 
Gb|---------------------------------------------12/14-------------------------| 
Db|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 

eb|----------------15------17/19---17p15h17p15---20p19-20b(22)--20p19-20b(22)-| 
Bb|-------------15----15------------------------------------------------------| 
Gb|-12~~~--14/16--------------------------------------------------------------| 
Db|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 

                                  (Hold bend) 
eb|20p19-20-22b(24)-22b(24)-----------22--------------------------------------| 
Bb|-------------------------20-22b(24)--22-r22--20--22pb(24)r22b(24)r22-20----| 
Gb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Db|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 

eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Bb|-20~~-20-19-19b(20)r19--17--19p17--17~---20--15b(17)---20-----15b(17)--13--| 
Gb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Db|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 

eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Bb|-15-12~~-------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Gb|--------12~~~--11~~~-11b(12)r11/9--9~~~------------------------------------| 
Db|---------------------------------------12~~9b(10)r9------------------------| 
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------10--------------------| 
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 



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h - hammer on 
p - pull off 
/ - slide 
~ - vibrato 
b - bend; number in brackets shows the target fret 
r - release bend back to initial fret after bend
(n) Ghost note

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About Knockin' on Heaven's Door : Song was written for the soundtrack of the 1973 film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid . Song became one of Dylan's most popular and most covered post-1960s compositions . sales+streaming figures based on certification alone The song has featured on many of Dylan's live and Bootleg Series albums including: It was released in 1973. It was released as part of album Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid. The genre is folk rock , gospel. The track was release in 1973. Knockin' on Heaven's Door has a significant contribution from artist(s) Bob Dylan. Its associated with movies - Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.

About Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan has been a major figure in popular culture for more than 50 years . Much of his work dates from the 1960s, when songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" became anthems for the civil rights and anti-war movements . The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan's debut album was released in 1962 . Dylan made his breakthrough as a songwriter with the release of his first album . The album featured "Blowin' in the Wind" and "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall" In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Dylan explored country music and rural themes in John Wesley Harding (1967), Nashville Skyline (1969), and New Morning (1970) Bob Dylan's most popular songs include - Blowin' in the Wind,The Times They Are a-Changin. Bob Dylan's music is influenced by genre(s) - folk blues rock gospel country traditional pop vocal jazz.

About Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (album) : The soundtrack consists mainly of instrumental music and was inspired by the movie itself . The album includes "Knockin' on Heaven's Door", which became a trans-Atlantic Top 20 hit . Dylan appeared in the film as the character "Alias" Certified gold by RIAA, Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid reached No. 16 in the US and No. 29 in the UK. Dylan performed "Billy" for director Peckinpah, who found the performance very moving and offered him an acting part on the spot . In November 1972, Dylan and his family moved to Durango, Mexico, where filming took place . Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (album)'s most popular songs include Alias,Knockin' on Heaven's Door. It had a contribution from notable artists like Bob Dylan. It had an affiliation to bands - Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid. Its music is influenced by genres - country rock , folk rock , soundtrack.

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