Wild Horses  The Rolling Stones

The original version of this is 3 guitars.

Acoustic 1 (“Nashville tuning”- low 3 strings an octave up)

this is the one which starts the song off, there are no bass

strings which gives it that high sound. After the intro it

mainly plays harmonics

Acoustic 2 (Open G- D G D G B D)

this is the main acoustic throughout the song. If I get some

requests I will put this part down.

Electric 3 (Standard tuning)

this is Mick Taylor’s classic backing and superb solo. If I get

_lots_ of requests I might summon the energy to tab the solo, if

I get hundreds I might even tab the whole part.

For now, I will just do CRD. Despite having 3 guitars on the original

recording, this one sounds surprisingly full with just 1 acoustic

(standard tuning) and voice.

Intro:

 

 

1. Childhood living is easy to do

 

The things you wanted I brought them for you

 

Graceless lady you know who I am

 

You know I can’t let you slide through my hands

 

Ch. Wild horses couldn’t drag me a- way

 

Wild wild horses couldn’t drag me a- way

2. I watched you suffer a dull aching pain

Now you’ve decided to show me the same

No sweeping exits or off-stage lines

Could make me feel bitter or treat you unkind

Ch. Wild horses couldn’t drag me away

C(VIII)

Wild wild horses couldn’t drag me away

(guitar break)

Fsus2(VIII) C(VIII) x 3

 

3. I know I’ve dreamed you a sin and a lie

I have my freedom but I don’t have much time

Faith has been broken, tears must be cried

Let’s do some living, after we’ll die

Ch. Wild horses couldn’t drag me away

Wild wild horses we’ll ride them some day.

Weird chords:

Am7 3 0 2 0 1 3

Gsus 3 2 0 0 1 x

Dsus2 x x 0 2 3 0

C(VIII) 8 10 10 9 8 8

Fsus2(VIII) 8 10 10 10 10 8

l+p

black rick

“Have a good time, _all_ the time” – Viv Savage

>From: [email protected] (Ky Macpherson)

>Subject: CRD: Wild Horses (Rolling Stones)

“Wild Horses” by the Rolling Stones

tab by Ky MacPherson ([email protected])

lyrics by Jim Flammang ([email protected])

Intro:

 

Verse:

Childhood living

Is easy to do

The things you wanted,

I brought them for you

Graceless lady,

You know who I am,

You know I can’t let you,

Slide through my hands

Chorus:

Wild Horses,

Couldn’t drag me away,

Wild, wild horses,

Couldn’t drag me away…

I watched you suffer

A dull, aching pain

Now you decided

To show me the same

No sweeping exits

Or off-stage lines,

Can make me feel bitter,

Or treat you unkind

(Refrain)

I know I dreamed you

A sin and a lie,

I have my freedom,

But I don’t have much time

Faith has been broken,

Tears must be cried,

Let’s do some living,

After we die…

(refrain)

Here are the chords:

Gi 320003 Am7 575555 Bm 799777

Gii 355433 Cii 875558 F 133211

C6 x35555 Am9 575587 Ci x32010

Giii 7 10 9 7 8 7

In the third verse, you can replace the Am7 with an Am9. (Although

now that I listen to it, I think the ninth is actually coming from

the lead guitar. But it still sounds nice to use Am9 for a little

variety, especially with only one guitar)

I would appreciate any suggestions or corrections.

From: [email protected] (Mike Murphy)

Subject: Re: WILD HORSES

I’ve fooled with the song some. Not real sure about the exact

placement of these chords. Trust your ear.

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WILD HORSES

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Childhood living is easy to do.

The things that you wanted, I bought them for you.

Graceless lady, you know who I am;

You know I can’t let you slide through my hands.

Wild horses couldn’t drag me away;

Wild, wild horses couldn’t drag me away.

I watched you suffer a dull aching pain.

Now you decided to show me the same.

No sweeping exit or off-stage lines

Could make me feel bitter or treat you unkind.

Wild horses couldn’t drag me away;

Wild, wild horses couldn’t drag me away.

I know I’ve dreamed you, a sin and a lie.

I have my freedom, but I don’t have much time.

Faith has been broken, tears must be cried.

Let’s do some living after we die.

Wild horses couldn’t drag me away;

Wild, wild horses, we’ll ride them someday.

We’ll ride them someday.

From: “Van Murray”

Subject: CHD: WILD HORSES – ROLLING STONES

This what I have so far and thought some of you might enjoy it as well as

offer some corrections. Thanks.

-Van.

WILD HORSES – ROLLING STONES

 

Childhood living is easy to do

the things you want to I bought them for you

priceless lady you know who I am

You know I can’t let you slide through my hands

Wild Horses couldn’t drag me away

wild wild horses couldn’t drag me away

I watched you suffer a dull aching pain

now you decided to show me the same

no sweet thing exits oh of stage blinds

could make me be bitter or treat you unkind

Wild Horses couldn’t drag me away

wild wild horses couldn’t drag me away

I know I’ve drained you it seemed like a lie

I have my freedom but I don’t have much time

faith has been broken tears must be cried

lets do some living after we’ve died

wild horses couldn’t drag me away

wild wild horses we’ll ride them some day

wild horses couldn’t drag me away

wild wild horses we’ll ride them some day

Date: Fri, 6 Oct 1995 16:06:01 -1000

From: Harlan L Thompson

WILD HORSES- The Rolling Stones

TUNING: D G D G B D

[G/D(1)] [Am/G] [G/D(2)] [G/D(3)]  

[Am/G] [G(2)] [G/D(3)]  

Childhood living is easy to do

The things you wanted I bought them for you

Graceless lady you know who I am

You know I can’t let you slide through my hands

CHORUS:

Wild horses couldn’t drag me away

Wild, wild horses couldn’t drag me away

I watched you suffer a dull aching pain

Now you decided to show me the same

No sweet vain exits or off stage lines

Could make me feel bitter or treat you unkind …CHORUS

BRIDGE:

 

I know I’ve dreamed you a sin and a lie

I have my freedom but I don’t have much time

Faith has been broken, tears must be cried

Let’s do some living after we die

CHORUS #2:

Wild horses couldn’t drag me away

Wild, wild horses we’ll ride them some day

 

REPEAT CHORUS #2

CHORDS:

[G/D(1)] [Am/G] [G/D(2)] [G/D(3)]  

D –5——7—12—-10—-9—-0—-0—4—-2—0–5–7–10—
B –0——5—12—-10—-8—-1—-0—3—-1—0–5–7–10—
G –4——5—12—–9—-7—-0—-2—4—-2—0–5–7–10—
D –0——7—-0—–0—-0—-2—-2—4—-2—0–5–7–10—
G –0———–0—–0—-0—-0—-0————0–5–7–10—
D –0——5—-0—–0—-0—-0—-0—4—-2—0–5–7–10—

Date: Wed, 26 Mar 1997 12:53:59 -0000

From: Ed Finegold

Wild Horses

by The Rolling Stones

transcription by: Ken Friedson and Ed Finegold

Intro:

There are two guitar parts at the intro.

The rhythm is the same as the verse,

the lead is built off of the Bm pentatonic, the notes are:

(fret/string)

10/1,8/1,7/1,5/1

Listen to it, it’ll take about two seconds to figure it out.

Verse 1:

I heard living is easy to do

the pains you wanted, I bought them for you

note: the D and the last C are transitional chords, a quick

down-up-down-up and then change to the next chord

Graceless lady, you know I am

You know I can’t let you, slide through my hands

Chorus:

Wild Horses, couldn’t drag me away

Wild Horses, couldn’t drag me away

(again those D chords are transitional)

Verse 2:

I watched you suffer, a dull aching pain

Now you’ve decided, to show me the same

Those sweeping exits, whoa off stage lines

could make me be bitter, and treat you unkind

Chorus

Verse 3:

I know I dreamed you, a sin and a lie

I have my freedom, but I don’t have much time

Faith has been broken, tears must be cried

Let’s do some living, after we die

Chorus

last line sung as:

Wild horses, I’m gonna ride them some day

Either fade it out or end with a: D(transitional) G

Note: A quick listen to the album will show you what I mean

about those transitional chords. Also, I did my best to

show where the changes fall, but as you play it you’ll

get the nuances. Some of the changes just hang a bit longer

than others.

Date: Wed, 26 Mar 1997 12:53:59 -0000

From: Ed Finegold

Subject: Wild Horses by The Rolling Stones

Wild Horses

by The Rolling Stones

transcription by: Ken Friedson and Ed Finegold

Intro:

There are two guitar parts at the intro.

The rhythm is the same as the verse,

the lead is built off of the Bm pentatonic, the notes are:

(fret/string)

10/1,8/1,7/1,5/1

Listen to it, it’ll take about two seconds to figure it out.

Verse 1:

I heard living is easy to do

the pains you wanted, I bought them for you

note: the D and the last C are transitional chords, a quick

down-up-down-up and then change to the next chord

Graceless lady, you know I am

You know I can’t let you, slide through my hands

Chorus:

Wild Horses, couldn’t drag me away

Wild Horses, couldn’t drag me away

(again those D chords are transitional)

Verse 2:

I watched you suffer, a dull aching pain

Now you’ve decided, to show me the same

Those sweeping exits, whoa off stage lines

could make me be bitter, and treat you unkind

Chorus

Verse 3:

I know I dreamed you, a sin and a lie

I have my freedom, but I don’t have much time

Faith has been broken, tears must be cried

Let’s do some living, after we die

Chorus

last line sung as:

Wild horses, I’m gonna ride them some day

Either fade it out or end with a: D(transitional) G

Note: A quick listen to the album will show you what I mean

about those transitional chords. Also, I did my best to

show where the changes fall, but as you play it you’ll

get the nuances. Some of the changes just hang a bit longer

than others.

Glad I could give some back to the family.

peace,

 

Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 18:52:58 -0800 (PST)

From: bmilner

Subject: TAB: “Wild Horses” by the Sundays

This is a new submission.

WILD HORSES written by the rolling stones

Notated as played by the Sundays from the album

“Blind”

Tablature & Transcription by Brandon Milner ([email protected])

The intro is:

320033 (G major) X32033 (Cadd2) 320033 X32033

VERSE:

224432 (B min) 320033 (G) 224432 (Bmin) 320033 (G)

X02210 (A min) X32010 (C maj) 320033 (G) X00232 (Dmaj)

CHORUS:

Wi- ild horses couldn’t

X02210 (a min) X32010 (C) 320033 (G)

drag me a- way

1330XX (F) X32010 (C)

BRIDGE:

There are like 3 acoustic tracks plus more electric here so you can play

just about any voicing of these chords and the notes are probably in there

somewhere.

Fmaj9 (X03010) Cmaj9 (X3001) X 4

the turnaround back into verse is (X320XX) (X540XX)

NOW for the 2nd guitar part during the CHORUS:

I’m going to butcher the time but listen carefully to the song and

you will get it. note the interesting syncopation though (tricky)

Play on high 2 strings:

Wild…

12-12-12-12 eighth note each 10-10-10-10 1 sixteenth note each
10-10-10-10 12-12-12-12

Horses…

12–10-10-10-10 then 10-10-10-10 fast, 1 sixteenth each
10–12-12-12-12 12-12-12-12

Couldn’t……AWAY

8—7-8—10–7-8—10–7–3–3–3–3-
10–8-10–12–8-10–12–8–5–5–5–5-
0–0–0–0–0- (G string played open)

Good luck with my strange rhythmic notating.

TAB by Brandon Milner

[email protected]

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