Neil Young
Ohio (Guitar tab)

Ohio (performed by Neil Young acoustic)

Transcribed and corrected by: Soenen Martijn (martijnsoenen@hotmail.com) 22:15 03/01/2001

Originally submitted by: Malc Brookes (Malc@malbro.demon.co.uk)

NOTES :
Political activism in the rock world was already at a peak in 1970 when president Richard
Nixon ordered the Ohio National Guard to Kent State University to confront Vietnam War
student protestors. Young wrote this huge hit and poignant anti-war rallying cry after learning
the outcome of the tragic event.
This acoustic version is taken off the Solo Trans video. It uses the "Dropped D" tuning,
though you can play it in the standard tuning. (That's what I always do with this song).
Anyway, I made some corrections in the intro. I tabbed also an alternative intro that
sounds very good on an acoustic guitar. It's just a kind of progression on the normal
intro. For the normal intro, see the verse. In the second and fourth line of the
chorus you can replace the Gm7(II) and C8th just by playing the same chords as the first
and the third line if you think the special chords are too difficult.

CHORDS used in this song:
DADGBD DADGBD
D5 000320 Gm7 (II) 550030
Gm7 (I) 353333
Fmaj7 x03210 D10th 12 10 10 00 xx xx
C x32010 C8th 10 xx 10 00 08 xx

INTRO:

D5 F C D5 F C
D|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
B|-----3------3--------------|-------3------3--------------|
G|-----0h2--2---0----0----0--|-------0h2--2----0-----0-----|
D|--0--------------3---------|--0-----------------3--------|
A|-----------------------3---|--------------------------3--|
D|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
VERSE:

D5 F C D5 F C
D|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|-------3------3----3------------------|-------3------3----3----------------|
G|-------0h2----2----0------0--------0--|-------0h2----2----0---------0------|
D|--0------------------3----------------|--0---------------------3-----------|
A|------------------------------3-------|---------------------------------3--|
D|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming, We're finally on our - own
This Summer I hear the drumming, Four dead in - O - hi - o

CHORUS:

Gm7(I) C
Gotta get down to it, soldiers are cutting us down
Gm7(II) C8th
Should have been done long ago
Gm7(I) C
What if you knew her and, found her dead on the ground
Gm7(II) C8th
How can you run when you know?
D10th

(Play INTRO)

VERSE:

La la la la, la la, la la
La la la la, la la, la
La la la la, la la, la la
La la la la, la la, la
D10th

CHORUS

Repeat VERSE 1

Repeat last line a few times

You can finish the by replacing the last note of the main riff by playing a C strum:
D5 F C D5 F C
D|---------------------------|----------------------0---|
B|-----3----3--3-------------|-----3----3--3--------1---|
G|-----0h2--2--0-----0----0--|-----0h2--2--0-----0--0---|
D|--0-------------3----------|--0-------------3-----2---|
A|---------------------3-----|----------------------3---|
D|---------------------------|----------------------0---|

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Language: English
Available on: Absolutely Acoustic Disc 1, Absolutely Acoustic Disc 2, Amsterdam '89 (1990), Carnegie Hall (1970), Decade (1977), Greatest Hits (2004), Journey Through The Past (1972), November Fog, Traces (1996), Young Man's Fancy (LP 2) (1971)

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