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Grateful Dead - Stagger Lee tab

Grateful Dead
Stagger Lee
Closing of Winterland 1978
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP8anFSWdew

Chords for Part 1
F*         A           G           F          Bb
E---x---   E---x--     E---x---    E---x---    E---1---|
B---6---   B---x---    B---x---    B---1---    B---1---|
G---5---   G---5---    G---3---    G---2---    G---3---|
D---7---   D---7---    D---5---    D---3---    D---3---|
A---8---   A---7---    A---5--     A---3---    A---1---|
E-------   E-------    E-------    E-------    E---1---|

F* A  G    F           Bb
1940, Xmas eve, with a full moon over town
F*      A       G     F
Stagger Lee met Billy DeLion
       Bb
And he blew that poor boy down.
F*     A            G        F
Do you know what he shot him for?
     Bb
What do you make of that?

Riff 1
E--------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------|
A--1--0--------------------------------------|
E---------4--3-------------------------------|
G
Cause Billy DeLion threw lucky dice
    A
Won Stagger Lee's Stetson hat.

Riff 2
E-----------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------|
G-------0--------2----2-------------------------------------|
D---1^2----2p0----------------------------------------------|
A--------------3---0----------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------|

Part 2

Chords
G         C/G          D             C
E---3---   E---3--     E---2---     E-------|
B-------   B---1---    B---3---     B---1---|
G-------   G-------    G---2---     G-------|
D-------   D---2---    D-------     D---2---|
A---2---   A-------    A-------     A---3---|
E---3---   E---3---    E-------     E-------|

After he sings "Tell me how can this be?"  Hammer on and Pull off the 2nd fret of the G string

Bayou                      Bayou
E---------------           E---------------|
B----1----h3----           B----1----h3----|
G----2----------           G----2----------|
D---------------           D---------------|
A---------------           A---------------|
E---------------           E---------------|
G
Tell me how can this be?
G                      C/G      G
You arrest the girls for turning tricks
           C         C       D      C
But you're scared of Stagger Lee.
G               C/G G          C       C     D
Stagger Lee is a madman and he shot my Billy D.
C            G      C        C      D     (C G C C D)
Bayou go get him or give the job to me.

Use Part 2 chords

Delia                      Deliah
E---------------           E---------------|
B----1----h3----           B----1----h3----|
G----2----------           G----2----------|
D---------------           D---------------|
A---------------           A---------------|
E---------------           E---------------|
G
Oh sweet Delia-D  (Hammer on and Pull off G string 2nd Fret)
G                 C/G     G         C       C       D      C
How the hell can I arrest him? He's twice as big as me
G                   C/G     G       C         C      D
Well don't ask me to go downtown, I won't come back alive
C                       G      C       C     D        (C G C C D)
Not only is that mother big he packs a Forty Five

Use Chord and Riffs from Part 1
F* A   G     F     Bb
Bayou, Delia said, just give me a gun
F*         A     G    F      Bb
He shot my Billy dead now I'm gonna see him hung.
F*            A     G      F            Bb
She went into the DeLion's club through Billy DeLion's blood

Riff1
G
Stepped up to Stagger Lee at the bar,
       A
Said, "Buy me a gin fizz, love."

Riff 2

As stagger Lee            Lit a Cigarette
E---------------           E---------------|
B----1----h3----           B----1----h3----|
G----2----------           G----2----------|
D---------------           D---------------|
A---------------           A---------------|
E---------------           E---------------|

G
she shot him in the balls (h2p0 on G string)
G                 C/G G                  C          C    D     C
Blew the smoke off her revolver, had him dragged to city hall
G    C/G G        C   C       D
Bayou, Bayou, see you hangin' high
C                G            C    C     D
He shot my Billy dead and now he's got to die


Delia                       Went walkin
E---------------           E---------------|
B----1----h3----           B----1----h3----|
G----2----------           G----2----------|
D---------------           D---------------|
A---------------           A---------------|
E---------------           E---------------|

G
Down on Singapore Street (h2p0 on G string)
G                        C/G    G       C        C      D
A three-piece band on the corner played "Near My God to Thee"
G                   C/G        G          C    C        D
But Delia whistled a different tune, what tune could it be?
C                   G         C        C       D
The song that woman sung was "Look Out Stagger Lee".
C                   G         C        C       D       (C G C C D)
The song that Delia sung was "Look Out Stagger Lee".
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