Quello dei Guns n’Roses è uno dei più celebri riarrangiamenti del classico inciso da Bob Dylan nel 1973. Venne pubblicato con la seconda parte del loro lavoro studio Use Your Illusion II del 1991, dal quale venne estratto come quarto singolo che nel Regno Unito raggiunse il secondo posto in classifica.
In realtà la prima registrazione in studio di Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door risaliva all’anno precedente, in quanto questa cover era stata incisa dal gruppo come colonna sonora del film I Giorni Del Tuono con Tom Cruise: questa e quella definitiva dell’album differiscono nella seconda strofa.
Nel 1999 è riapparsa nella loro compilation dal vivo Live Era ’87-’93, nella cui occasione venne utilizzata l’incisione della performance live al Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert del 1992, il memorial dedicato al cantante prematuramente scomparso.

Testo con accordi e tablatura per chitarra della cover dei Guns n Roses di Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door.

Knockin On Heaven’s Door Guitar Tab Tablatura Per Chitarra e Accordi

Tuned half step down 

fill 2 (used on intro and verses)
  G5            D                C
|-3---3--------------2-0-------|-----------------0--------------------|
|-3-----3---3------3-----3---3-|----------1--------------1------------|
|-0-------0------2---------2---|-0------0---0----------0---0-0------0-|
|-0------------0---------------|-0h2----------2------2-------0h2------|
|------------------------------|------3---------------------------3---|
|-3----------------------------|--------------------------------------| 

fill 1 (used only in verses)
  G5              D                  Am
|-3--------------2-------2-0-------|-0-------------0----------------------|
|-3---3-------3--3-------3-------0-|-1----0h1-------------1---------------|
|-0---0-----0----2----2-------2----|-2--2-----2---------2---2------0---0--|
|-0---0-----0----0----0------------|-2----------2-----2-------0h2----2----|
|----------------------------------|-0------------------------------------|
|-3--------------------------------|--------------------------------------| 

Song goes like this: 

Intro: Twice with picking fill 2  G5 D C
       Twice just power chords    G5 D C 

Verse 1 (with fill 1)
G5         D               Am
Mamma take this badge from me 

        (with fill 2)
G5         D         C
I can't use it anymore 

        (with fill 1)
G5                D             Am
It's getting dark, too dark to see 

        (with fill 2)
G5             D                       C
Feels like I'm knockin' on heaven's door 

Chorus:
G5            D5                     C5
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door,
C5
Hey, hey, hey, hey, yeah
G5            D5                     C5
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door,
C5
(no lyrics)
G5                 D5                     C5
Ooh, knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
C5
Ooh yeah
G5            D5                     C5
Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
C5
Hey, hey, hey, hey, yeah 

 Solo 1: (over G D and C chords)
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------15fb----------------------------------|
|-12-14fb-14p12-14---------14-12-12~~~----------------12---|
|------------------------------------------13/14-----------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------| 

|--------------------------------------------------------15----|
|-15/17--15---13p12-13/15--13p12---13p12-----------12-13----13-|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------14~~~----------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------| 

|--------------15-17fb--17--17fb--17fb--15----20fb-20p19-20-|
|12~~~---15/17----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------| 

|-19-20fb--20-20-20------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------17~~~------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------19fb-19-19fb-19--------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------19fb-19-19fb-19----------|
|----------------------------------------------------------17--17--|
|------------------------------------------------------------------| 

 Solo 2:
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|--19b~~~~~~~r-19---19brp17-19-1717----20-17--20-17br---|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------| 

|----------------------------------------16---18b-18p16-|
|-1517--1517--------1517---------------13--16-----------|
|-----------------------------------/13-----------------|
|-----17----19br1719----19br19br17----------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------| 

|-16-18p16-16-20-19-20-22b-20-19-20-22b--20-19-20-22b-22b-22b---------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------20-22b--|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------| 

|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--20-22br-20-22-22b-20-22-20--20~~---20-19----19br-17-19-17-17--|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------| 

|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2017--17~~15~~12~~~~~~-----------------------------------------|
|------------------------12~--11~---11br-9~---7--5/4-------------|
|----------------------------------------------------5-----------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------| 

  Solo 2 (another version)
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------20~~~~-20--19~~--19b(20)r19---17-19p17-17~~--20-15b(17)--20---|
|----17---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------17------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 

|--------------------------15-----------------------15----------------------|
|-15b(17)r(15)--13-15-12~~~---15--10b(12)r10----------15----10/12---10/12---|
|---------------------------------------------12/14-------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 

|----------------15------17/19---17p15h17p15---20p19-20b(22)--20p19-20b(22)-|
|-------------15----15------------------------------------------------------|
|-12~~~--14/16--------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 

                                  (Hold bend)
|20p19-20-22b(24)-22b(24)-----------22--------------------------------------|
|-------------------------20-22b(24)--22-r22--20--22pb(24)r22b(24)r22-20----|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 

|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-20~~-20-19-19b(20)r19--17--19p17--17~---20--15b(17)---20-----15b(17)--13--|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 

|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-15-12~~-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------12~~~--11~~~-11b(12)r11/9--9~~~------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------12~~9b(10)r9------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------10--------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 

Notation:
h - hammer on
p - pull off
/ - slide
~ - vibrato
b - bend; number in brackets shows the target fret
r - release bend back to initial fret after bend
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