My Guitar Transcriptions

These transcriptions were all done by ear by me... Well, OK, on some of them I had help from various songbooks, transcriptions from other sources on the internet, etc... They are not complete note-for-note tablatures by any means... Rather, they contain the basic chords for the song printed above the lyrics at the point in the song where they change... In some cases, I've figured out a signature riff or two and notated them in guitar tablature... They're basically made for simple strumming, singing, and having fun... So enjoy and have fun !!!

And if you have any corrections or additions that you'd like me to incorporate into these transcriptions... Or if you live in the Baltimore area and would like to get together and jam to some of these tunes... You can e-mail me at:

NOTE: Most of these songs have been formatted to print nicely if you follow this method: Copy all the text into the WordPad text editor (or into AbiWord for Linux users). Type CTRL-A to select all the text. Type CTRL-B to make it bold. In "Page Setup" make sure all margins (top, bottom, right, and left) are set to 0.3 inches. In the Format/Font menu set the font to be "Courier New" with a size of 11 (it should already be set to "bold" instead of "regular"). Print it.

Songs by Crack The Sky:

All American Boy
Hold On
Hot Razors In My Heart
I Don't Have A Tie
Lighten Up McGraw
Long Nights
Mind Baby
Nuclear Apathy (still needs a lot of work)
She's A Dancer
Sleep (still needs a lot of work)
We Want Mine
White Music

Don't know who Crack The Sky are ??? ... Well you really need to find out... Intelligent/artsy yet accessible/catchy songs... Incredible musicianship... Alway just a bit "out there" lyrically, harmonically, and rhythmically... But never so much as to become self-indulgent, boring, or dated like so many of the 70's progressive rock band with whom they are sometimes compared... And still going strong after over 30 years in the business... An amazing band !!!

Go here to find out about Crack The Sky:
The Official Crack The Sky Website

Songs by Kevin Gilbert:

When You Give Your Love To Me - Kevin Gilbert
Goodness Gracious - Kevin Gilbert (still needs a lot of work)

Don't know who Kevin Gilbert is ??? ... He was an amazingly talented and creative musician... Sadly he's no longer with us...
Go here to find out about Kevin Gilbert:
The Official Kevin Gilbert Website

Songs by Other Artists:

Highway To Hell - AC/DC
No More Mr. Nice Guy - Alice Cooper
Ain't Wastin' Time No More - Allman Brothers
Melissa - Allman Brothers
Horse With No Name - America
Sister Golden Hair - America
House Of The Rising Sun - Animals
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - The Band
The Weight - The Band
Glass Onion - Beatles
I Am The Walrus - Beatles
Rocky Racoon - Beatles
The Lone Rhinoceros - Adrian Belew
The Rail Song - Adrian Belew
Whatever Happened To Pong - Frank Black
Space Oddity - David Bowie
The Letter - Box Tops
A Pirate Looks At Forty - Jimmy Buffett
Grapefruit Juicy Fruit - Jimmy Buffett
The Captain And The Kid - Jimmy Buffett
Cocaine Blues - Johnny Cash
Wild World - Cat Stevens
Beginnings - Chicago
25 Or 6 To 4 - Chicago
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm - Crash Test Dummies
Crossroads - Cream
Dark Star - Crosby, Stills, and Nash
Helplessly Hoping - Crosby, Stills, and Nash
Long Time Gone - Crosby, Stills, and Nash
Love The One You're With - Crosby, Stills, and Nash
Wooden Ships - Crosby, Stills, and Nash
Ohio - Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
Mellow Yellow - Donovan
Sunshine Superman - Donovan
Black Water - Doobie Brothers
Love Me Two Times - Doors
Riders On The Storm - Doors
All Along The Watchtower - Bob Dylan
Lay Lady Lay - Bob Dylan
Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
Tangled Up In Blue - Bob Dylan
Best Of My Love - Eagles
Lyin' Eyes - Eagles
Peaceful Easy Feeling - Eagles
Take It Easy - Eagles
Tequila Sunrise - Eagles
From The Beginning - Emerson, Lake, and Palmer
Lucky Man - Emerson, Lake, and Palmer
Maggot Brain - Funkadelic
Blood On The Rooftop - Genesis
Ripples - Genesis
You Shall See - G. Love and Special Sauce
Box_Of_Rain - Grateful Dead
Eyes Of The World - Grateful Dead
Friend Of The Devil - Grateful Dead
Good Lovin' - Grateful Dead
Ripple - Grateful Dead
Shakedown Street - Grateful Dead
Sugar Magnolia - Grateful Dead
Uncle John's Band - Grateful Dead
Christmas Time Is Here - Vince Guaraldi
Over Our Heads - Guta
Summer Of '72 - Guta
City Of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie
Coming Into Los Angeles - Arlo Guthrie
Flagpole Sitta - Harvey Danger
Foxy Lady (lyrics only) - Jimi Hendrix Experience
Drive - Incubus
Somebody To Love - Jefferson Airplane
White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Worse Comes To Worst - Billy Joel
Catch Me Now I'm Falling - Kinks
Lola - Kinks
Junk Of The Heart - Kooks
Imagine - John Lennon
Bound For The Floor - Local H
California Dreamin' - Mammas and The Papas
What A Crying Shame - Mavericks
All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople
Green Grass And High Tides - Outlaws
It'll Shine When It Shines - Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Mary Janes's Last Dance - Tom Petty
Breathe - Pink Floyd
Time - Pink Floyd
Message In A Bottle - Police
Murder By Numbers - Police
Amie - Pure Prairie League
Daytime Dilemma (Dangers Of Love) - Ramones
Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed
I'll Be You - Replacements
I Will Dare - Replacements
You Don't Move Me - Keith Richards
Dead Flowers - Rolling Stones
Black Magic Woman - Santana
Evil Ways - Santana
Summer Breeze - Seals and Crofts
Daydream - John Sebastion
Nature's Way - Spirit
For You - Bruce Springsteen
Don't Take Me Alive - Steely Dan
Pretzel Logic - Steely Dan
Get It On (Bang A Gong) - T. Rex
Jeepster - T. Rex
I'd Love To Change The World - Ten Years After
Whiskey In The Jar - Thin Lizzy
Plastic Jesus - Traditional
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Behind Blue Eyes - Who
My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
Dear God - XTC
Broken Arrow - Neil Young
Cinnamon Girl - Neil Young
Comes A Time - Neil Young
Cortez The Killer - Neil Young
I Am A Child - Neil Young
The Needle And The Damage Done - Neil Young
Old Man - Neil Young
Powderfinger - Neil Young
Sugar Mountain - Neil Young
Camarillo Brillo - Frank Zappa
Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner - Warren Zevon

More Songs by Other Artists:

Here's a zip file with about 200 other guitar transcriptions of varying degrees of quality...

Here are the songs from that zipfile on an HTML page
My Guitar Transcriptions (old book)

Here are some more of my guitar transcriptions (in progress)
My Guitar Transcriptions (in progress)

Some Awesome Grateful Dead TABs done by "Darks":

Visit Darks' website, , to see even more songs. I copied these songs to my website because I was having problems getting a decent printout directly from Darks' site. Now, to print the following songs, I just print directly from my web browser (i.e. - Firefox). If you want to get nice page breaks or change the font sizes in your printout, you can try copying the song into Microsoft Word and editing it before printing (although my experience is that Word usually ends up screwing up something that should be simple to do). Other HTML editors may work as well. Enjoy! And many thanks to Darks for all his great work !!!

Althea    (TAB by Darks) - Grateful Dead
Box Of Rain    (TAB by Darks) - Grateful Dead
Casey Jones    (TAB by Darks) - Grateful Dead
Cumberland Blues    (TAB by Darks) - Grateful Dead
Estimated Prophet    (TAB by Darks) - Grateful Dead
Eyes Of The World    (TAB by Darks) - Grateful Dead
Feel Like A Stranger    (TAB by Darks) - Grateful Dead
Fire On The Mountain    (TAB by Darks) - Grateful Dead
Friend Of The Devil    (TAB by Darks) - Grateful Dead
Hell In A Bucket    (TAB by Darks) - Grateful Dead
Mexicali Blues    (TAB by Darks) - Grateful Dead
One More Saturday Night    (TAB by Darks) - Grateful Dead
Saint Stephen    (TAB by Darks) - Grateful Dead
Shakedown Street    (TAB by Darks) - Grateful Dead
Sugar Magnolia    (TAB by Darks) - Grateful Dead
The Music Never Stopped    (TAB by Darks) - Grateful Dead
Touch Of Grey    (TAB by Darks) - Grateful Dead
Truckin'    (TAB by Darks) - Grateful Dead
Uncle John's Band    (TAB by Darks) - Grateful Dead
U.S. Blues    (TAB by Darks) - Grateful Dead

Other TAB Websites: - Darks' website (all Grateful Dead) - R.U. Kind's website (mostly Grateful Dead) - Howard Wright's website (all Steely Dan) - Steven Hull's website (all Ozark Mountain Daredevils) - Gunther Anderson's website (1000 songs !!!, all kinds)

Other Musical Stuff:

Here's a really cool website to look up guitar chords and scales:

If you have any questions or comments about this website, send me an e-mail at: