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Sweet Child O' Mine

Guns N' Roses

 

Strum Guide

Main Strum:  D   D U   U D U

             1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


Chorus Strum:  D   M U  

               1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

       (for A and C chords)

Solo 3 Strum:  D     U  

               1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

   (for Em, C, B, G, and A chords)

Solo 3 Strum:  C       D   G

               D   D U D   D 

               1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

(for measure with C, D, and G chords)

 

Chord Guide

         132

D:    xx0232

       32 1

C:    x32010

      3    4

G:    3x0003

        123

A:    x02220

       12

Em:   022000

       1333

B:    x2444x

        231

Am:   x02210

       213 4

B7:   x21202

(sub. for B)

 

Intro:  Main Riff x1

 

       / D - - - / - - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

       / G - - - / - - - - / D - - - / - - - - /

 

x 2, hold each chord 1st time

 

   D (2)

She's got a smile that it seems to me

     C (2)

Reminds me of childhood memories

            G (2)                                                                    D (2)

Where everything was as fresh as a bright blue sky

   D (2)

Now and then when I see her face

         C (2)

She takes me away to that special place

                G (2)                                                                      D (2)

And if I stared to long, I'd probably break down and cry

 

Chorus:

   A    C                               D (2)

Whoa-oh, Sweet child of mine

      A               C                   D (2)

Whoa, Oh, Oh, Oh Sweet love of mine

 

Solo 1:      / D - - - / - - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

                 / G - - - / - - - - / D - - - / - - - - /

 

   D (2)

She's got eyes of the bluest skies

    C (2)

As if they thought of rain

    G (2)                                        D (2)

I hate to look into those and see an ounce of pain

        D (2)

Her hair reminds me of a warm, safe place

     C (2)

Where as a child I'd hide

           G (2)                                                                                  D (2)

And pray for the thunder and the rain to quietly pass me by

 

Chorus

 

Solo 2:   / D - - - / - - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

              / G - - - / - - - - / D - - - / - - - - /

 

x 2

 

Chorus

 

     A                 C                          D (2)

Whoa, oh, oh, oh Sweet child of mine, oooh, yeah!

     A    C                          D (2, 8th note downstrokes)

Oooooooh, Sweet love of mine

 

Solo 3:  / Em - - - / C - - - / B - - - / Am - - - / x3

             / Em - - - / C - - - / B - - - / Am (8th note downstrokes) - - - / - - - - /

             / Em - - - / G - - - / Am - - - / C - D G / x4

 

w/breakdown strum:

Em                           G                    Am                   / C - D G /

Where do we go, where do we go now, where do we go?

Em                           G                    Am                   / C - D G /

Where do we go, where do we go now, where do we go now?

Em                     G                        Am                     / C - D G /

Where do we go, sweet child, where do we go now?

Em                      G                          Am (8th note downstrokes)  / C - D G /

Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay, where do we go now,        ah-ah-ah-ah

Em                         G              Am                     / C - D G /

Where do we gooo, ahhh, where do we go now?

  Em                  G               Am                      / C - D G /

Where do we goooooo, where do we go now?

   Em                  G   Am                         (w/Now Riff)

Where do we go, where do we go now?  Now-now-now-now-now-now-

  Em                 G               Am (hold)  C (hold)   D (hold)      Em (hold)

now!  Sweet child, sweet chi             -                  ld of mine


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.