• Song:

    Whippin Post

  • Artist:

    Allman Brothers Band

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From landdug@why.net Tue Apr  8 13:06:18 1997
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 1997 22:08:28 -0700
From: Doug Landry 
To: guitar@olga.net
Subject: TAB: 'Whipping Post' by 'Gregg Allman'

"Whipping Post" Words and Music by Gregg Allman as performed by The Allman
Brothers Band.

Transcribed by Terry Landry (tlandry@acad.udallas.edu or landdug@why.net)

*My transcription can be used in addition to the one submitted by Mike
Duncan (mduncan@ag.Arizona.EDU).  My transcription has a little more
detail, but putting Mike's and mine together will probably give everyone a
more complete picture of how to play this song.  There is also bass tab
submitted by mike@honet7.att.com, and guitar chords submitted by Glen Macon

h = hammer on     ^          |             / = slide up        = slide down
p = pull off      | = bend   V = release   ~~~~ = vibrato     N.C. = no chord

INTRO (bass guitar)
|-3h5-5p3h5-3h5-5p3h5-3h5-5p3h5-------5-| repeat

The guitars join.  First, one doubles the bass line.  Then the other does this.
|---------------------------------------| repeat

(chord progression: guitars, organ)
A  Bm  C  Bm
I've been run down.
I've been lied to.
And I don't know why I let that mean woman make me a fool.
She took all my money.
Wrecked my new car.
And now she's with one of my good time buddies drinking in some cross town bar.

                            ^full (release silent)
  sometimes I feel (lead fill in Am [I use this one])

                              ^full^full     ^full
  sometimes I feel (again, one fill I use)

                A             ~~~~~~~
|---------------5------------------------| repeat (at the word "tied")
 Like I've been tied to the whipping post

A (strum and mute)
Oh Lord I feel like I'm dying.

   ^full     ^full                        ~~~~~~~~
|----------------------------|---------------------------------| repeat bar
full unison bends* and releases(organ)   (guitar)
                               These organ and guitar parts kind of overlap
(rhythm same as VERSES)
(in the key of Am.  [try Am pentatonic, A aeolian, C ionian, D dorian, etc.])

(music same as FIRST VERSE)
My friends tell me
That I've been such a fool
And I have to stand by and take it, babe all for loving you.
I drown myself in sorrow.
Cause I look at what you've done.
But nothing seems to change.  The bad times stay the same, and I can't run.





Then we encounter this two octave run of the A aeolian mode


And now a rhythm and lead trade off...
  A        Bm       C        Bm
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