Song: Sweet Child O Mine

Band: Guns N Roses
Composed By: Axl Rose, Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin, Steven Adler

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SWEET CHILD O' MINE
                          As recorded by Guns N' Roses
                 (From the 1987 Album APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION)

Words and Music by Guns N' Roses
Transcribed by Jake Brown



    

         D5II                   D                  Cadd9                  G

      x x 0 2 3 x          x x 0 2 3 2          x 3 2 0 3 0          3 2 0 0 0 3

         Dsus4                Dsus2                 A5                   B5
      x x 0 2 3 3          x x 0 2 3 0          x 0 2 2 x x          x 2 4 4 x x

          C5                   D5                   D#5                  Em
      x 3 5 5 x x          x 5 7 7 x x          x 6 8 8 x x          0 2 2 0 0 x



    

          G5               G5(type 2)               E5                  E5VII
      3 x 0 0 3 x          3 5 5 x x x          0 2 2 x x x          x 7 9 9 x x

         B5VII                 Bb5                  A5V
      7 9 9 x x x          6 8 8 x x x          5 7 7 x x x

Gtr I (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Untitled'
Gtr II (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Untitled'
Gtr III (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Untitled'
Gtr IV (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Untitled'
Gtr V (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Untitled'

 Intro
  Medium Rock Q=122
 4/4
  Gtr I
   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E

|-------------15----14----|-------------15----14----|
|----15-------------------|----15-------------------|
|-------14-12----14----14-|-------14-12----14----14-|
|-12----------------------|-12----------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|


   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E

|-------------15----14----|-------------15----14----|
|----15-------------------|----15-------------------|
|-------14-12----14----14-|-------14-12----14----14-|
|-14----------------------|-14----------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|


   W                         W
   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E

|-------------15----14----|-------------15----14----|
|----15-------------------|----15-------------------|
|-12----14-12----14----14-|-12----14-12----14----14-|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|


              D5II
  Gtr II
   H           E  E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
               |  |  |  |    |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
               /  /  /  /    /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /

   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E

|-------------15----14----|-------------15----14-----|
|----15-------------------|----15--------------------|
|-------14-12----14----14-|-------14-12----14----14--|
|-12----------------------|-12-----------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|


  D

  Gtr III
   W                          +W
   |                           |
   /                           /

  Gtr II
   Q.        E +Q.        E    E  E  E  E +E   E  E  E
|--2---------2-(2)--------2-|--3p=2--2--3-(3)--2-------|
|--3---------3-(3)--------3-|--3--------3-(3)-----3----|
|--2---------2-(2)--------2-|--2--------2-(2)-----2--2-|
|--0---------0-(0)--------0-|--0---------------------0-|
|---------------------------|--------------------------|
|---------------------------|--------------------------|
|
| Gtr I
|  E   E  E  E  E   E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E   E  E  E
|--------------15-----14----|-------------15-----14----|
|-----15--------------------|----15--------------------|
|--------14-12-----14----14-|-------14-12-----14----14-|
|-12------------------------|-12-----------------------|
|---------------------------|--------------------------|
|---------------------------|--------------------------|


  Cadd9
   W                          +W
   |                           |
   /                           /

   E  Q      E +H              E  E  E  E +Q.        E
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|-^1--3------1-(1)----------|--3--1-----1-(1)-----------|
|-^0-(0)-----0-(0)----------|--0-----0---------------0--|
|-^2-(2)-----2-(2)----------|--2------------------------|
|-^3-(3)-----3-(3)----------|--3------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|
|  E  E   E  E  E   E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E   E  E  E
|--------------15-----14----|-------------15-----14-----|
|----15---------------------|----15---------------------|
|--------14-12-----14----14-|-------14-12-----14----14--|
|-14------------------------|-14------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|


  G

   W                         +W
   |                          |
   /                          /

                              >
   Q     E  E +H             +W
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--3--------0-(0)----------|-(0)----------------------|
|--0-----0--0-(0)----------|-(0)----------------------|
|--0--------0-(0)----------|-(0)----------------------|
|--2--------2-(2)----------|-(2)----------------------|
|--3--------3-(3)----------|-(3)----------------------|
|
|  E  E  E  E  E   E  E  E    E   E  E  E  E  E  E  E
|-------------15-----14----|--------------15----14----|
|----15--------------------|-----15-------------------|
|-12----14-12-----14----14-|-12-----14-12----14----14-|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|


  D

   W                        +W
   |                         |
   /                         /

         
|  Q      E  E +H             +W
|---------------------------|--------------------------|
|--3---------0-(0)----------|-(0)----------------------|
|--0------0--0-(0)----------|-(0)----------------------|
|--0---------0-(0)----------|-(0)----------------------|
|--2---------2-(2)----------|-(2)----------------------|
|--3---------3-(3)----------|-(3)----------------------|
|
|  E   E  E  E  E   E  E  E    E   E  E  E  E  E  E  E
|--------------15-----14----|--------------15----14----|
|-----15--------------------|-----15-------------------|
|-12-----14-12-----14----14-|-12-----14-12----14----14-|
|---------------------------|--------------------------|
|---------------------------|--------------------------|
|---------------------------|--------------------------|


   Q.        E  Q.        E    Q.        E  Q      Q
|--2---------2--2---------2-|--2---------2--3------2-----||
|--3---------3--3---------3-|--3---------3--3------3-----||
|--2---------2--2---------2-|--2---------2--2------2-----||
|--0---------0--0---------0-|--0---------0--0------0-----||
|---------------------------|----------------------------||
|---------------------------|----------------------------||
|
|                                                         
  Q  E E +H                  +W
|--------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|-3----0-(0)---------------|-(0)-----------------------------------|
|-0--0-0-(0)---------------|-(0)-----------------------------------|
|-0----0-(0)---------------|-(0)-----------------------------------|
|-2----2-(2)---------------|-(2)-----------------------------------|
|-3----3-(3)---------------|-(3)-----------------------------------|
|
| H      +E   E      +E  E    E     +E   E  E       +Q    +E  E
|--------------------------|------------10-10pb12==(10)r=(10)------|
|-8------(8)-10pb12r(10)-8-|-10b12-(10)----------------------------|
|--------------------------|----------------------------------9b11-|
|--------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|--------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|--------------------------|---------------------------------------|


       
   Q    E E +H         +W
|--------------------|------------------------|
|-^3------0-(0)------|-(0)--------------------|
|-^0----0-0-(0)------|-(0)--------------------|
|-^0------0-(0)------|-(0)--------------------|
|-^2------2-(2)------|-(2)--------------------|
|-^3------3-(3)------|-(3)--------------------|
|
|  H..             E    H     E    +E  E E
|--------------------|------------------------|
|--8--------------10s|==8-----7pb8r(7)---7b8==|
|--------------------|-----------------7------|
|--------------------|------------------------|
|--------------------|------------------------|
|--------------------|------------------------|


       
   Q   E E +H                   +W
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|--3-----0-(0)----------------|-(0)-------------------------------|
|--0---0-0-(0)----------------|-(0)-------------------------------|
|--0-----0-(0)----------------|-(0)-------------------------------|
|--2-----2-(2)----------------|-(2)-------------------------------|
|--3-----3-(3)----------------|-(3)-------------------------------|
|
|        ~~~~~~
| +Q   E E +Q    S      +S  E    Q      E  E      +Q    +E   E
|-(7)-------------------------|--------10-10b12==(10)r=(10)-------|
|------8--------10pb12r(10)p8-|-10b12-----------------------17b19-|
|--------7-(7)----------------|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------------|


                                D.S. al Coda
                                            $
            -------------|
|-------x-x-----------|------------------------|
|-------x-x-----------|------------------------|


  E5                G5                  A5                 C5    D5  G5(type 2)
    Q   E E +H      Q  E E +Q   +Q      Q  E E +Q  +Q    E E E E E E Q
    |     |  |      |    |  |    |      |    |  |   |      | | | | | |
    /     /  /      /    /  /    /      /    /  /   /      / x / / x /

    ~~                           PM
  a Q.    E  H      H       E E  E  E   W                H       Q   E S S
|-----------------|-----------x-----x-|----------------|-------------x-------|
|---------7-------|-----------x-----x-|----------------|-------------x-------|
|-7h9-------------|-----------x--x-|----------------|---------------x-x---|
|-----------------|-------------------|----------------|---------------x-x---|
|-----------------|-------------------|----------------|---------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|----------------|---------------------|


  E5                    G5                      A5
  Q     E E +H          Q       E   E +Q  +Q    Q  E E +Q  +Q
  |       |  |          |           |  |   |    |    |  |   |
  /       /  /          /           /  /   /    /    /  /   /

  S S E Q    Q  E S S   S S S S S S E  H        H       Q   E e
|---------------------|-----------------------|-----------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------|-----------------|
|-2p0-------------x-x-|-----------------------|---------------7-|
|-----------------x-x-|-7p5-------------------|-----------------|
|---------------------|-----7p5---------------|-----------------|
|---------------------|---------7p5S3---------|-----------------|


        C5                D5          G5(type 2)
  E     E     E     E     E     E     Q
        |     |     |     |     |     |
        /     x     /     /     x     /

  |----6----| |----6----| |----6----| |----6----|
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-7h9p7h9p7h9-7h9p7h9p7h9-7h9p7h9p7h9-7h9p7h9p7h9-|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|


  E5
   E  E             E   E E E E E

   |  |             |   | | | | |
   /  /             /   / / / / /

   E.    +S        +Q     H
|----------------------------------|
|-12----(12)b12.5-(12)\------------|
|-12----(12)b12.5-(12)\------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|


  G5                A5
  E E E E E E E E    E       E   E          E    E   E  E E

  | | | | | | | |    |       |   |          |    |   |  | |
  / / / / / / / /    /       /   /          /    /   /  / /

                                                     ~~~
  W                  E      +E   E  a      +E   +E   Q.
|-----------------|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------|-15pb17r(15)-12--------------------------|
|-----------------|----------------14pb16r(14)-(14)-12------|
|-----------------|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------------------------------|


      C5     D5     G5(type 2)  E5
    E  E E E   E  E  Q            Q.   E  +Q     E    E
    |  | | |   |  |  |            |    |   |     |    |
    x  / / /   /  x  /            /    /   /     o    o

                                           |---3----|
    E  e Q     E  e  E  E        +H       +Q   q    q
|----------------------22b24==|=(22)-----(22)-22---22-----|
|-----17---------17-17--------|---------------------------|
|-/18--------/18--------------|---------------------------|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------|


  G5                      A5                                     B5
   Q.       E  +Q    Q     Q.             E +Q          E        E
   |        |   |    |     |              |  |          |        |
   /        /   /    /     /              /  /          /        /

                ~~~~~
   |--3---|                |-----3-----|     |------3------|
   Q   Q  Q    +H          q   Q      +Q     Q      +Q     Q
|-22--22-22---(22)r-----|-----17pb19r(17)---17pb19r(17)---17pb19---|
|-----------------------|-17---------------------------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------------------------------|


  C5                D5           G5(type 2)
   E    E   Q         Q           Q
   |    |   |         |           |
   /    /   /         /           /

                                     ~~
   Q       +Q        +E   +S   S  E  E
|-17b19r==(17)b19===(17)r(17)p15--------|
|--------------------------------17-17--|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|


  E5                              G5
   Q.        E  +Q    E    E       Q.                     E       +Q              Q
   |         |   |    |    |       |                      |        |              |
   /         /   /    o    o       /                      /        /              /

                      |---3---|    |-----5-----|  |------5------|  |-----5-----|  |-----5-----|
   Q    Q       +Q    e  e    e    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|--------------------12---------|-------------12-------12------------12----------12----------12-|
|-17\--15b17---(15)-----15p==12-|-15p12h14p12----15p12------15p12-------15p12-------15p12-------|
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------14----------14----------14----|
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------|


  A5                                                      B5
   Q.                     E       +Q              E        E
   |                      |        |              |        |
   /                      /        /              /        /

   |-----5-----|  |------5------|  |-----5-----|  |--3--|
   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  E
|----------12----------12------------12----------12---------------|
|-15p12-------15p12---------15p12-------15p12-------15p12---------|
|-------14----------14------------14----------14----------14b16r==|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


  C5                                        D5        G5(type 2)
    E      E       Q                          Q        Q
    |      |       |                          |        |
    /      /       /                          /        /

   +S   S  E      +S   +S       +S   +S      +S  E  S  S  S     E
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------15b17==(15)r(15)b17==(15)r(15)b17-(15)---15p12----------|
|-(14)p12------------------------------------------------14b16-14-|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


  E5                                      G5
    Q.      E +Q    E      E               Q.               E +Q        Q
    |       |  |    |      |               |                |  |        |
    /       /  /    o      o               /                /  /        /

                                           ~~~
                           |----3-----|                        |--3--|
   +H.             +S   S  S     +S   S    E  S  S     +E   E  E  E  E  E  E
|---------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|----------------------15---------------|------------------------------------|
|-(14)b16---------(14)----14b16r(14)-12-|-14----14b16r(14)p12-14-14-12-------|
|---------------------------------------|------------------------------14-12-|
|---------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|------------------------------------|


  A5                             B5
   Q.            E     +Q      E  E
   |             |      |      |  |
   /             /      /      /  /

   E     +E   E  E     +E   E  E  E
|------------12------------12-------|
|-15b16-(15)----15b17-(15)----15p12-|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|


  E5VII D5 B5VBb5   A5VG5(tyE5 2)
   |---3----|  |---3----|
   Q     Q  Q  Q     Q  Q    Q.           E       +Q      E E
   |     |  |  |     |  |    |            |        |      | |
   /     /  /  /     /  /    /            /        /      o o

                                                          ~~
   |---3----|  |---3----|
   Q     Q  Q  Q     Q  Q    Q       +E   E       +E   E  Q
|-------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-15b17-15-12-------------|-----------------------------------|
|-------------14b15-14-12-|-14pb15r=(14)-14pb15==(14)-14-14---|
|-------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------------------|


  G5                      A5           C5     D5
   Q.       E +Q    Q       W          H      H
   |        |  |    |       |          |      |
   /        /  /    /       /          /      /

   ~~~~~~~~~                ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~
   |--3---|
   Q   Q  Q    Q.     E     W          Q.   E Q.    E
|-----------------------|------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------|------------|-----------------|
|-14--14-14---14r\------|------------|-----------------|
|---------------------x-|-/14s=======|=9----9s5--------|
|-----------------------|------------|-------------10s=|
|-----------------------|------------|-----------------|


  E5
  W           +W                +H     H              W
  |            |                 |
  /            /                 /

                                       \0.5/
               ~~~
  H    H       H    Q.    +E     H    +Q      +Q     +W
|-----------|-----------------|--------------------|--------*|
|-----------|-----------------|--------------------|--------*|
|-----------|-----------------|--------------------|--------*|
|-----------|-----------------|--------------------|--------*|
|-7s===2----|-----------------|--------------------|--------*|
|-----------|-/5s===3b4---(3)p|==0----(0)-----(0)--|-(0)----*|


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
   - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

View Albums that This Song Appears On...

  • Appetite for Destruction

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Polydor / Universal Song Duration on Album: 5:56 Album Duration: 53:26

    Release Date: 1987

    Moods: Acerbic, Aggressive, Angry, Bleak, Brash, Hedonistic, Indulgent, Malevolent, Ominous, Raucous, Rebellious, Reckless, Rowdy, Swaggering, Trashy, Urgent, Visceral, Volatile, Bravado, Cynical/Sarcastic, Exciting, Fiery, Menacing, Hostile, Irreverent, Manic, Nihilistic, Rambunctious, Harsh

    Styles: Album Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

    Themes: Drinking, Guys Night Out, Late Night, Scary Music, TGIF, Road Trip

  • Use Your Illusion II

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Geffen Album Duration: 01:15:21

    Release Date: September 17, 1991

    Moods: Dramatic, Epic, Indulgent, Messy, Quirky, Sprawling, Theatrical, Hedonistic, Poignant, Reckless, Swaggering, Uncompromising, Aggressive, Angry, Eerie, Harsh, Menacing, Nihilistic

    Styles: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Album Rock

  • November Rain (Picture Disc)

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Universal Distribution Song Duration on Album: 5:55 Album Duration: 20:41

    Release Date: April 2, 1992

    Moods: Sprawling, Brooding, Epic, Elaborate, Bittersweet, Brittle, Cathartic, Dramatic, Earnest, Indulgent, Poignant, Refined, Yearning

    Styles: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Album Rock

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