The Ventures

The Ventures - Memphis guitar tab

"Memphis"

by the Ventures

from the Album "Play Guitar With the Ventures"

transcribed by kevin gardner

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http://www.wam.umd.edu/~code

Memphis was the name of a city in ancient Egypt which existed

about 4000 years ago. Latter, much latter, it became the name of

the capital of Tennisee. Chuck Berry recorded a song named, "Memphis"

in the 50's. In 1962 the Beatles , with then drummer, Pete Best

recored 'Memphis' for their Decca audition, they failed the

audition. Despite recoring a great version of the song for Decca

the Beatles never put it on any of their EMI releases.

In May 1963 Lonnie Mack had a hit with an instrumental version

of 'Memphis'. Mack changed the Key from D to G and proformed it

with a capo on the thrid fret. So actually he played it in E but

the capo makes the song sound to be in G (three frets higher).

Johnny Rivers also recored 'Memphis' and had a hit with it.

Rivers played it in E. James Taylor also recored a version of the

song, but he altered the lyrics slightly.

look at the chord below:

-1-

-3- This is called F6th and the 6th chord shape

-2- is used in diagrams #6, #7, and #8.

-3-

--- In diagram #6 and #8 finger this chord at the 10th fret, and then at the 8th.

---

In diagram #7 finger this chord at the 3rd fret, and the 1st fret.

Once you finger this 6th chord at the propper fret, simply play

the notes in the chord, it's easy!

The version on 'Play Guitar' is in the vain of the Mack version.

It does not use a capo, and sounds in G.

The numbers corripsond to the diagram numbers on the CD.

#1

G

------------------------

-6-6--------------------

-7-7-5-3----------------

---------5-3--5-5---3-5-

------------------5-----

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#1

G

------------------------

-6-6--------------------

-7-7-5-3----------------

---------5-3--5-5---3-5-

------------------5-----

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#1

G

------------------------

-6-6--------------------

-7-7-5-3----------------

---------5-3--5-5---3-5-

------------------5-----

------------------------

#1

G

------------------------

-6-6--------------------

-7-7-5-3----------------

---------5-3--5-5---3-5-

------------------5-----

------------------------

#1

C

------------------------

-6-6--------------------

-7-7-5-3----------------

---------5-3--5-5---3-5-

------------------5-----

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#2

C G

---------------------------|------------------------

-6-6-----------------------|-6-6--------------------

-7-7-5-3-------3---5-3---3-|-7-7-5-3----------------

---------5-3-5---5-----5---|---------5-3--5-5---3-5-

---------------------------|------------------5-----

---------------------------|------------------------

#3

G

---------------------------|

-6-6-----------------------|

-7-7-5-3-------3---5-3---3-|

---------5-3-5---5-----5---|

---------------------------|

---------------------------|

#4

D7 C

---------------------------------

---6----6-8-6-------6----6-------

-7----7-------7---7----7---5-3---

-------------------------------5-

---------------------------------

---------------------------------

#5

G

------------------------|-------------------------

-6-6--------------------|-6-6---------------------

-7-7-5-3----------------|-7-7-5-3-------3---5-3---

---------5-3--5-5---3-5-|---------5-3-5---5-----5-

------------------5-----|-------------------------

------------------------|-------------------------

#6

D7

----10-----10-----8--8--8--8--

-12-12--12-12-12--10-10-10-10-

-11-----11----11--9--9--9--9--

------------------10-10-10-10- / play four times

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------------------------------ /

#7

G

---3----3---1-1-1-1-

-5-5--5-5-5-3-3-3-3-

-4----4---4-2-2-2-2-

------------3-3-3-3-

--------------------

--------------------

---3----3---1-1-

-5-5--5-5-5-3-3-

-4----4---4-2-2-

------------3-3-

----------------

----------------

#8

D7 G

----10-----10----8--8--8--8---10-10-10-10--3-3-----2-3-

-12-12--12-12-12-10-10-10-10--12-12-12-12------3-6-----

-11-----11----11-9--9--9--9---11-11-11-11--------------

-----------------10-10-10-10--12-12-12-12--------------

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