Creedence Clearwater Revival - Sinister Purpose Text Guitar Tab

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Sinister Purpose – Creedence Clearwater Revival – Green River

This should be very accurate. I started tabbing this a few months ago, stopped, forgot
it, and as I was looking through my MicrosoftWord files, I pulled it out and finished the
I got lazy, however, and didn't tab out the first guitar parts for the chorus and solos,
but gave brief explanations of how to play them, so please pardon me for being such a
ass.

Anyways, when you get to the verses, you'll noticed I put the lyrics with the second
This is because the part that the second guitar plays is in sync with the lyrics.

Hopefully when I copied from the original file nothing got to out of line, but if you're
this song, surely you'll know it and be able to fix it easily.

Listen for timing and enjoy!

Intro

Guitar 1
e|------------|-------------|
B|5-----------|-------------|
G|--7-4---0---|-------------|
D|------7---2~|-------------|
A|------------|----------5-7|
E|------------|7-5-3-5-7----|
Guitar 2
e|------------|-------------|
B|------------|-------------|
G|------------|-------------|
D|------------|-------------|
A|------------|----------5-7|
E|------------|7-5-3-5-7----|

“Verse 1”

Guitar 1
e|-----------|3|----------------------|3|----------|3|
B|-----------|3|----------------------|3|----------|3|
G|-----------|0|----------------------|0|----------|0|
D|-----------|2|----------------------|2|----------|2|
A|-----------|-|----------------------|-|----------|-|
E|-----------|-|----------------------|-|----------|-|
Guitar 2         When the sky is gray,
e|-----------|-|----------------------|-|----------|-|
B|-----------|-|----------------------|-|----------|-|
G|-----------|-|----------------------|-|----------|-|
D|-----------|-|--------------5-------|-|--------2~|-|
A|-----------|-|-----5----7--------7--|-|----------|-|
E|0(let ring)|-|7---------------------|-|7-5-3-0---|-|

G1
e|----------------------|3|----------|3|
B|----------------------|3|----------|3|
G|----------------------|0|----------|0|
D|----------------------|2|----------|2|
A|----------------------|-|----------|-|
E|----------------------|-|----------|-|
G2 And the moon is hate,
e|----------------------|-|----------|-|
B|----------------------|-|----------|-|
G|----------------------|-|----------|-|
D|--------------5-------|-|--------2~|-|
A|-----5----7--------7--|-|----------|-|
E|7---------------------|-|7-5-3-0---|-|

G1
e|----------------------|3|----------|3|
B|----------------------|3|----------|3|
G|----------------------|0|----------|0|
D|----------------------|2|----------|2|
A|----------------------|-|----------|-|
E|----------------------|-|----------|-|
G2 I’ll be down to get you
e|----------------------|-|----------|-|
B|----------------------|-|----------|-|
G|----------------------|-|----------|-|
D|--------------5-------|-|--------2~|-|
A|-----5----7--------7--|-|----------|-|
E|7---------------------|-|7-5-3-0---|-|

G1                      “Pre-chorus”
e|--------------------------|3-3|--|3|
B|--------------------------|3-3|--|3|
G|--------------------------|0-0|--|0|
D|--------------------------|2-2|--|2|
A|--------------------------|---|--|-|
E|--------------------------|---|--|-|
G2 Roots of earth will shake
e|--------------------------|---|--|-|
B|--------------------------|---|--|-|
G|--------------------------|---|--|-|
D|----------------5---------|---|2~|-|
A|-----5-----7---------7----|---|--|-|
E|7-------------------------|---|--|-|

“Chorus”
*Guitar 1 does occasional vibratos throughout the chorus*

Guitar 2                C       E7
                Sinister purpose,
                C       E7
                Knocking at your door,
                C       E7
                Come and take my hand,

“Post-Chorus”

G1
e|--------------|-------------|
B|5p3-----------|-------------|
G|----4----0----|-------------|
D|-------7----2~|-------------|
A|--------------|----------5-7|
E|--------------|7-5-3-5-7----|
G2
e|--------------|-------------|
B|--------------|-------------|
G|--------------|-------------|
D|--------------|-------------|
A|--------------|----------5-7|
E|--------------|7-5-3-5-7----|

The chorus is followed by a solo that lasts roughly 50 seconds. It basically consists of
bends and short licks following. The second guitar strums the same chords as it does in
chorus and a third guitar fills in halfway with random notes.

“Verse 2”

G1
e|-----------|3|----------------------|3|----------|3|
B|-----------|3|----------------------|3|----------|3|
G|-----------|0|----------------------|0|----------|0|
D|-----------|2|----------------------|2|----------|2|
A|-----------|-|----------------------|-|----------|-|
E|-----------|-|----------------------|-|----------|-|
G2             Burn away the goodness
e|-----------|-|----------------------|-|----------|-|
B|-----------|-|----------------------|-|----------|-|
G|-----------|-|----------------------|-|----------|-|
D|-----------|-|--------------5-------|-|--------2~|-|
A|-----------|-|-----5----7--------7--|-|----------|-|
E|0(let ring)|-|7---------------------|-|7-5-3-0---|-|

G1
e|----------------------|3|----------|3|
B|----------------------|3|----------|3|
G|----------------------|0|----------|0|
D|----------------------|2|----------|2|
A|----------------------|-|----------|-|
E|----------------------|-|----------|-|

G2 You and I remain
e|----------------------|-|----------|-|
B|----------------------|-|----------|-|
G|----------------------|-|----------|-|
D|--------------5-------|-|--------2~|-|
A|-----5----7--------7--|-|----------|-|
E|7---------------------|-|7-5-3-0---|-|

G1
e|-------------------------|3|----------|3|
B|-------------------------|3|----------|3|
G|-------------------------|0|----------|0|
D|-------------------------|2|----------|2|
A|-------------------------|-|----------|-|
E|-------------------------|-|----------|-|
G2 Did you see the last war
e|-------------------------|-|----------|-|
B|-------------------------|-|----------|-|
G|-------------------------|-|----------|-|
D|----------------5--------|-|--------2~|-|
A|------5-----7---------7--|-|----------|-|
E|7------------------------|-|7-5-3-0---|-|

G1                           “Pre-chorus”
e|----------------------|3-3|--|3|
B|----------------------|3-3|--|3|
G|----------------------|0-0|--|0|
D|----------------------|2-2|--|2|
A|----------------------|---|--|-|
E|----------------------|---|--|-|
G2 Well here I am again
e|----------------------|---|--|-|
B|----------------------|---|--|-|
G|----------------------|---|--|-|
D|----------------5-----|---|2~|-|
A|-----5-----7---------7|---|--|-|
E|7---------------------|---|--|-|

“Chorus”
*Guitar 1 does occasional vibratos throughout the chorus*

Guitar 2                C       E7
                Sinister purpose,
                C       E7
                Knocking at your door,
                C       E7
                Come and take my hand,

“Post-Chorus”

G1
e|--------------|-------------|
B|5p3-----------|-------------|
G|----4----0----|-------------|
D|-------7----2~|-------------|
A|--------------|----------5-7|
E|--------------|7-5-3-5-7----|
G2
e|--------------|-------------|
B|--------------|-------------|
G|--------------|-------------|
D|--------------|-------------|
A|--------------|----------5-7|
E|--------------|7-5-3-5-7----|

This chorus is followed by a shorter solo similar to the first one: many graceful bends
occasional short licks that follow.

e|-------|---------|
B|-------|---------|
G|-------|---------|
D|-------|---------|
A|-------|---------|
E|-5-3-0-|-5-3-0-0-|

“Verse 3”

G1
e|-----------|3|----------------------|3|----------|3|
B|-----------|3|----------------------|3|----------|3|
G|-----------|0|----------------------|0|----------|0|
D|-----------|2|----------------------|2|----------|2|
A|-----------|-|----------------------|-|----------|-|
E|-----------|-|----------------------|-|----------|-|
G2             Burn away the goodness
e|-----------|-|-----------------------|-|----------|-|
B|-----------|-|-----------------------|-|----------|-|
G|-----------|-|-----------------------|-|----------|-|
D|-----------|-|--------------5--------|-|--------2~|-|
A|-----------|-|-----5----7--------7---|-|----------|-|
E|0(let ring)|-|7----------------------|-|7-5-3-0---|-|

G1
e|----------------------|3|----------|3|
B|----------------------|3|----------|3|
G|----------------------|0|----------|0|
D|----------------------|2|----------|2|
A|----------------------|-|----------|-|
E|----------------------|-|----------|-|

G2 You and I remain
e|----------------------|-|----------|-|
B|----------------------|-|----------|-|
G|----------------------|-|----------|-|
D|--------------5-------|-|--------2~|-|
A|-----5----7--------7--|-|----------|-|
E|7---------------------|-|7-5-3-0---|-|

G1
e|-------------------------|3|----------|3|
B|-------------------------|3|----------|3|
G|-------------------------|0|----------|0|
D|-------------------------|2|----------|2|
A|-------------------------|-|----------|-|
E|-------------------------|-|----------|-|
G2 Did you see the last war?
e|--------------------------|-|----------|-|
B|--------------------------|-|----------|-|
G|--------------------------|-|----------|-|
D|----------------5---------|-|--------2~|-|
A|------5-----7---------7---|-|----------|-|
E|7-------------------------|-|7-5-3-0---|-|

G1                           “Pre-chorus”
e|----------------------|3-3|--|3|
B|----------------------|3-3|--|3|
G|----------------------|0-0|--|0|
D|----------------------|2-2|--|2|
A|----------------------|---|--|-|
E|----------------------|---|--|-|

G2 Well, here I am again
e|-----------------------|---|--|-|
B|-----------------------|---|--|-|
G|-----------------------|---|--|-|
D|----------------5------|---|2~|-|
A|-----5-----7---------7-|---|--|-|
E|7----------------------|---|--|-|

“Chorus”
*Guitar 1 does occasional vibratos throughout the chorus*

Guitar 2                C       E7
                Sinister purpose,
                C       E7
                Knocking at your door,
                C       E7
                Come and take my hand,

“Post-Chorus”

G1
e|--------------|-------------|
B|5p3-----------|-------------|
G|----4----0----|-------------|
D|-------7----2~|-------------|
A|--------------|----------5-7|
E|--------------|7-5-3-5-7----|
G2
e|--------------|-------------|
B|--------------|-------------|
G|--------------|-------------|
D|--------------|-------------|
A|--------------|----------5-7|
E|--------------|7-5-3-5-7----|

The song starts to fade out slowly, and Fogerty starts hum as he plays graceful bends
occasional short licks at the end as he does in the solo. The second guitar strums as it
in the chorus. About halfway from the last chorus to the end the intro/main riff is
played and then the fade out continues.

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note

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