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Baden Powell De Aquino - Deve Ser Amor tab

-i have recommended left hand fingering below the tab.
-i have included beat counts in 2/4 above the tab.

this is a fantastic bossa-nova tune transcribed here for solo guitar. 
it's likely you've heard a different version of the song as there are 
many arrangements out there.  this version adheres to Gerald Garcia's 
recording of the piece (which is the only score i've seen).

for those newer to LHF on guitar:
  1  index finger
  2  middle finger
  3  ring finger
  4  little finger

oh, and also
  /  slide up
  \  slide down
  h  hammer on
  p  pull off
  |  beat counts

other stuff you see littering the tab is probably my form directions.  


      |       |         |       |
e:||------------------|--------------------||
B:||--3---3---3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3------||
G:||.-4---4---4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----.||
D:||.-4---4---4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----.||
A:||------------------|--------------------||
E:||--3---3-0-3-------|-3-------3-------0--||

      2
LHF:  4
----  3
      1

     (S)
      |       |         |       |         |       |
e:||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:||--8-----5-----5---|---5---5-7-7-5-5-|-8-----5-----5---|
G:||.-5-----5-----5---|---5---5-5-5-5-5-|-7-----7-----7---|
D:||.-5-----5-----5---|---5---5-7-7-7-7-|-5-----5-----5---|
A:||------------------|---------5-------|-----------------|
E:||--5-5-5---0-5---0-|-5---0-5---------|-7-7-7---0-7---0-|

      4     1                   4   1     4     1
      1     1                   1   1     3     3
      1     1                   3   3     1     1
      1     1                   1         2


    |       |         |       |         |       |
e:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
B:|---5---5-7-7-5-5-|-8-----5-----5---|---5-----7-7-5-5-||
G:|---7---7-6-6-6-6-|-5-----5-----5---|---5-----5-5-5-5-||
D:|---5---5-5-5-5-5-|-5-----5-----5---|---5-----7-7-7-7-||
A:|-----------------|-----------------|---------5-------||
E:|-7---0-7-6-------|-5-5-5---0-5---0-|-5---0-5---------||

            4   1     4                         4   1
            3   3     1                         1   1
            1   1     1                         3   3
            2         1                         1

    
   (+)  
    |       |           |         |           |       |
e:|-------------------|--------------------||-10--------------|
B:|-8-------3---7/8-8-|-8-----7/8-8-8-8----||-8---8-----8---7-|
G:|-7---7---4---7-----|-7-----7-----------.||-9---9-----9---8-|
D:|-5---9---4---5-----|-5-----5-----------.||-----------------|
A:|-----9-------------|--------------------||-0-----0-0-------|
E:|-7---7-0-3---7-----|-7-----7------------||-----------------|

    4       2   4                             4
    3       4   3                             1             1
    1       3   1                             2             2
    2       1   2

                                                      

    |       |        |       |         |       |
e:|-------8---10-8-|-----------------|-----------3-5-|
B:|-----7-7--------|-12\---3---------|-----------3---|
G:|-----8-8--------|-11\---4-----4---|---4---4---4---|
D:|-0-------0------|-12\---4-----4---|---4---4-------|
A:|----------------|-10\-------------|---------------|
E:|----------------|---------3-3-----|-3-------3-----|

          3    4 3    4    1                     1 4
        1 1           2    3     3               1
        2 2           3    2     2               3
                      1      1 1               1


    |       |         |       |       |       |
e:|-7---------------|-------5-5-7-5-|-----------------|
B:|-5---5-----5---4-|---4---4-4-----|-8-----5-5-------|
G:|-5---5-----5---5-|---5---5-5-----|-----7-------7---|
D:|-5---5-----5---4-|---4-----0-----|-----5-------5---|
A:|-0-----0-0-------|-0-------------|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|---------------|-7-------7-----7-|

    4             1         3   4 3   4     1
    1             2         1             3
    1             1         2             1
    1                                 2


    |       |         |       |         |       |
e:|-----------------|-10--------------|-------8---10-8-|
B:|-----------------|-8---8-----8---7-|---7---7--------|
G:|---7---7-----7---|-9---9-----9---8-|---8---8--------|
D:|---5---5-----5---|-----------------|-0-------0------|
A:|-----------------|-0-----0-0-------|----------------|
E:|-7-------7-7---0-|-----------------|----------------|

                      4                       3    4 3
                      1             1         1
                      2             2         2



     |       |         |       |         |       |
e:|------------------|---------3-3-5-5-|-7---7-----------|
B:|-12-----3-3-------|-------3---------|-5---5-----5---4-|
G:|-11-----------4---|-----4-----------|-5---5-----5---5-|
D:|-12-----------4---|-----4-----------|-5---5-----5---4-|
A:|-10---------------|-----------------|-0-------0-------|
E:|----------3-------|-3---------------|-----------------|

     4     1 1               1 1 1 4 4   4             1
     2           3         3             1             2
     3           2         2             1             1
     1       1         1                 1


    |       |       |       |         |       |
e:|-------5---7-5-|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|-5-4---4-------|-8-----5-5-------|---5---5-----5---|
G:|-5-5---5-------|-----7-------5---|---7---7-----7---|
D:|-4-4-----0-----|-----5-------7---|-------------5---|
A:|-0-------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|---------------|-7-------7-----7-|-7-------7-7-----|

          3   4 3   4     1
          1         3   3
          2         1   1
                    2

    (*)
     |           |            |         |           |       |
e:|-12----------------------|--------10---12---10-|-7--------------|
B:|-10-10-10-10-10-10----10-|---10---12---12---12-|-8-----8---8----|
G:|-10-10-10-10-10-10----10-|---10---10---10---10-|-9-----9---9----|
D:|-10-10-10-10-10-10----10-|---10----------------|-------7---7----|
A:|-------------------------|--------10-----------|----------------|
E:|-------------------------|---------------------|-8-------8------|

     4                                1    4        1     2
     1                                3    3        2     4
     1                                1    1        4     1
     1                                1             3

                                                              

    |        |          |       |         |        |
e:|------------------|-11---------------|-------9----10---9--|
B:|------------------|--9---9---9-9-9-9-|---9---10---10---10-|
G:|---9------9---9---|--9---9---9-9-9-9-|---9---9----9----9--|
D:|---7------7---7---|--9---9---9-9-9-9-|---9----------------|
A:|------------------|------------------|-------9------------|
E:|-8-----8--8---8---|------------------|--------------------|

                        4
                        1
                        1
                        1


    |       |         |       |         |       |
e:|-7---------------|-----------------|-10--------------|
B:|-9-9-9-9-8---8---|-7-7-7-6---5-----|-8---8-----8---7-|
G:|-8-8-8-8-8---8---|-7-7-7-7---7-----|-9---9-----9---8-|
D:|---7-7-7-7---7---|-7-7-7-6---6-----|-----------------|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-0-----0-0-------|
E:|-7-------7-------|-7-------0-------|-----------------|

    1       1         4     2   1       4
    3       3         3     3   3       2             2
    2       2         2     1   2       1             1
    1       1         1     


    |       |         |       |         |       |
e:|-------8---10-8-|------------------|-----------3-5-|
B:|---7---7--------|-12-----3---------|-----------3---|
G:|---8---8--------|-11-----4-----4---|---4---4---4---|
D:|-0-------0------|-12-----4-----4---|---4---4-------|
A:|----------------|-10---------------|---------------|
E:|----------------|----------3-3-----|-3-------3-----|

          3    4 3    4     1                     1 4
          1           2     3                     1
          2           3     2                     3
                      1


    |       |         |       |         |       |
e:|-7---------------|-------5---7---5-|-----------------|
B:|-5---5-----5---4-|---4---4---------|-8-----5-5-------|
G:|-5---5-----5---5-|---5---5---------|-----7-------7---|
D:|-5---5-----5---4-|---4-----0-------|-----5-------5---|
A:|-0-----0-0-------|-0---------------|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|-----------------|-7-------7-----7-|

    4                       3   4   3   4     1
    1             1         1               3
    1             2         2               1
    1             1                     2

                        |
                  (**) -o-     improvise --->
    |       |          ||      |         |       |
e:|-----------------||-----------5-----|---------------7-|
B:|-----------------||-8-------8---8-5-|-7h8p7-5-----8---|
G:|---7---7-----7---||-7-----7---------|---------7/9-----|
D:|---5---5-----5---||-5---------------|-----------------|
A:|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|
E:|-7-------7-7---0-||-7---------------|-----------------|
          Play (S) to (+) c/ rep
                       4
                       3       4 1 4 1   3 4 3 1 3 3 2 1
                       1
                       2


     |       |         |        |             |       |
e:|-10---10----------|----------8h10p8p7----|-7---------------|
B:|------------------|-----7-10----------10-|---8---------8---|
G:|------------------|---7------------------|-----9-7---------|
D:|------------------|----------------------|-----------------|
A:|------------------|----------------------|-----------------|
E:|------------------|----------------------|-----------------|

     4                   1 1  4 2  4 2 1  4   1 2 3 1     2



    |        |          |       |         |        |
e:|-7-10p7------------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-------7----|
B:|--------8---7h8-10-|-----------------|---------10-10---10-|
G:|----------9--------|-----------------|--------------------|
D:|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
A:|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
E:|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|

    1  4 1 2 3 1 2  4   1                          4  4 1  4



    |       |           |          |           |       |
e:|-------------7-10-|-10-12-12---14---10---|------------------|
B:|-8---------8------|----------------------|------------------|
G:|-----9-9-9--------|----------------------|------------------|
D:|------------------|----------------------|-12---------------|
A:|------------------|----------------------|------------------|
E:|------------------|----------------------|------------------|

    2   3     2 1  4    1  3  3    4    1      3



    |        |             |       |         |       |
e:|----------8h10p8p7----|-7---------------|-0-----------3-5-|
B:|-----7-10----------10-|---8---8-----8---|---3-------3-----|
G:|---7------------------|-----9---7-------|-----4---4-------|
D:|----------------------|-----------------|-------5---------|
A:|----------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|----------------------|-----------------|-----------------|

      1 1  4 2  4 2 1  4   1 2 3 2 1   2       1 2 3 2 1 1 4



      |       |         |       |         |       |
e:|-5/7-7---------7---|-7-7---------7-7-|-----------------|
B:|-------5-----------|-----6-6-7-7-----|-8-----5---------|
G:|-------------------|-----------------|---------7-7-5-5-|
D:|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A:|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|

      4 4 1       4         2   3         4     1 3   1



                        CODA:
    |        |           |       |         |       |
e:|------------------||------------------|-----------------|
B:|-0-0--------------||--8-----5-----5---|---5---5-7-7-5-5-|
G:|-----0-0----------||.-5-----5-----5---|---5---5-5-5-5-5-|
D:|---------12-------||.-5-----5-----5---|---5---5-7-7-7-7-|
A:|------------------||------------------|---------5-------|
E:|------------------||--5-5-5---0-5---0-|-5---0-5---------|
       play again from (*) 
        to (**) then coda
                         4     1                   4   1
             3           1     1                   1   1
                         1     1                   3   3
                         1                         1

    |       |         |       |         |       |
e:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|-8-----5-----5---|---5---5-7-7-5-5-|-8-----5-----5---|
G:|-7-----7-----7---|---7---7-6-6-6-6-|-5-----5-----5---|
D:|-5-----5-----5---|---5---5-5-5-5-5-|-5-----5-----5---|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|-7-7-7---0-7---0-|-7---0-7-6-------|-5-5-5---0-5---0-|

    4     1                   4   1     4     1
    3     3                   3   3     1     1
    1     1                   1   1     1     1
    2                         2         1


    |       |         |       |           |        |
e:|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------||
B:|---5-----7-7-5-5-|-8-----------7/8-8-|-8----7/8-8-8-8----||
G:|---5-----5-5-5-5-|-7---7---7---7-----|-7----7-----------.||
D:|---5-----7-7-7-7-|-5---9---9---5-----|-5----5-----------.||
A:|---------5-------|-----9---9---------|-------------------||
E:|-5---0-5---------|-7---7-0-0---7-----|-7----7------------||

            4   1     4                        4
            1   1     3                        3
            3   3     1                        1
            1         2                        2

                               repeat coda and improvise
                                       let ring


see if you can find the flautist Herbie Mann's recording of
this tune, great fun.  

here is an email from dave mai discussing Slava Grigoryan's
recording of the song (much better than Garcia's imo) which 
has many structural and rhythmic changes to the version 
presented above.  also the intro is much cooler

>Wim,
>
>Here's what I have transcribed in tab for Deve Ser
>Amor, basically it's just the intro that Slava uses -
>
>  |        |           |        |
>|-------------------|-------------------|
>|-------3-------3---|-(3)---------------|
>|-------4-------5---|-(5)---------------|
>|-------4-------4---|-(4)---------------|
>|-------------------|-------------------|
>|-3-------------4---|-(4)------------0--|
>
>|-------------------|-------------------|
>|-------3-------3---|-(3)-------3-------|
>|-------4-------5---|-(5)-------5-------|
>|-------4-------4---|-(4)-------4-------|
>|-------------------|----------------0--|
>|-3-------------4---|-(4)-------4-------|
>
>
>|------10-------8---|-(8)-----8p7---5---|
>|------10-------7---|-(7)---------------|
>|-------9-------8---|-(8)---------------|
>|---------------7---|-(7)---------------|
>|-10----------------|-------------------|
>|-------------------|-------------------|
>
>Here now comes in the part on the sheet music bar 2
>which is familiar:
>
>|-------------------|-------------------|
>|-8-----5-----5-----|----5----7---5-----|
>|-5-----5-----5-----|----5----5---5-----|
>|-5-----5-----5-----|----5----7---7-----|
>|-0-----------------|-------------------|
>|-------------------|-------------------|
>
>
>etc...there really aren't any more major changes to
>the music excepting that Slava does make some changes
>to the rhythm specified in the sheet music but they
>are generally easy to hear and use the pre-existing
>chord shapes.
>
>I have a feeling that there may be a few notes wrong
>or missing from that intro bit, and Slava may play the
>last section in a different position but it sounds
>good enough for me, and is complete enough to use in
>performance anyway.
>
>Feel free to tab out the rest of it :) I never made a
>start on it because a) I was lazy and b) the
>syncopation in it would make it an incredible pain to
>tab out :)
>
>Unfortunately I couldn't work out all of Slava's
>ending - I can never work out the very last chord on
>the solo version - I know the bit leading up to it
>goes -
>
>  |        |           |        |
>|-------------------|-------------------|
>|-8-----7-----------|--3--------3-------|
>|-7-----6-----------|--5--------5-------|
>|-5-----5-----------|--5--------4-------|
>|-------------------|-------------------|
>|-7-----6-----------|--5--------4-------|
>
>but from there, your guess is better than mine.
>
>Just out of interest, the chords that make up this
>tune, so you can comp along with the trio version are
>-
>
>A section
>Am7/  D7(9/ Gmaj7 /Gmaj7
>Am7/  D7(9/ Gmaj7 /Gmaj7
>
>B section
>Dm9/  G7(13)/ Cmaj7/ Cmaj7
>Dbm9/ Gb7(13)/ B7  /E7  
>
>And repeat...etc
>
>listen to the recording, I can never remember exactly
>how many bars of each section are used exactly - but
>the B section is the chords that applies to the bars
>27-34 on the sheet music.
>
--snip--
>
>~dave

as for dave's tab here, i don't know where he got the 
--8p7---5-- part in the intro from, i don't hear it. 
and the last chord is just a Gmaj7, think this is how 
it goes:

--9/10-10-10\\---
-11/12----12\\---
-10/11----11\\---
-----------------
--9/10----10\\---
-----------------

one more thing which sounds great is to use hammer ons
on the sixth string for the bass line, ie.
--0h7-- and also possibly --0h5-- for those parts in 
the main section.  slava uses hammers the 7th frets but
not the 5th frets (dave says he uses open A's instead 
for some strange reason)..but both sound great.
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