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Artist: Rory Gallagher Song: Continental Op [For Dashiell Hammett] (1989) Album: Meeting With the G Man Version: - AUTHOR: Tab annotated by Richard Grosser (firstname.lastname@example.org) I've written this as I couldn't find a chord tab of this tribute to "the dean of the school of detective fiction" (NY Times). There's infinitely more subtleties in this song, such as the slide riffs which I'll add later revisions. Please feel free to modify to full barre or power chords to suit your and simply the chord riffs. Corrections are most welcome! I do trust that you'll enjoy it, as much as I did trying to unravel it!... TUNING: Standard Tuning. CHORDS: A ========== x02220 A7 ========== x02223 (barre with first finger -lift-off 'e' string) A7* ========= x02020 E7 ========== x20100 E ========== x22100 Dm7 ========= x00221 D ========== xx0232 G7 ========== xx0001 G =========== xx0003 "Les's go to work!..." Chord Intro: A7(X3) forceful downward strokes only... repeat with A(x3), then G7 sliding to A7(sustained). Verse 1: A7 A There's a body in the bay A7 A The cops are taking it away A7 A They said this case was closed A7 A It only shows you that - never know E7 E So who they gonna get when the troubles got to stop A A Here's my card A G7 G A I'm the Contintental Op Verse 2: A7 A Jane Doe in the bay A7 A Now that's exhibit 'A' A7 A Bloodstains on the dress of the millionairess A7 A But I saw you leavin' town A7 A I'm gonna have to track you down A7 A Just like a hound A7 A You slipped through the web A7 A And you might have dodged the Feds E7 E But who they gonna get when you've outfoxed the cops A7 A Here's my number A G7 G A I'm the Continental Op [Have mercy babe!...] (First Guitar Solo - Slide) Chord accompaniment: A7(X3) A(X3) on downward and upward strokes, then G7 downward and G upward, sliding back A7. [ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/r/rory-gallagher/110498.html ] Chorus: Dm7 D Call the agency, we never close Dm7 D First consultation is free Dm7 D Check my reputation an' my post E7 E A (But) ...first ya oughta check my fee Verse 3: A7 A There's a menace on the streets A7 A Offering infants sweets A7 A Don't give this man a ride A7 A Lock your car from the inside A7 A (He's) ...suspect No. 1 A7 A But I guess his race is run A7 A He left a set of prints A7 A He ain't as smart as ya think E7 E But who they gonna get when you've outfoxed the cops A7 A Here's my card A G7 G A I'm the Continental Op [Everythin'!...] (Second Guitar Solo - Fuzz) Chord accompaniment: A7(X2) A(X2) on downward and upward strokes, then G7 downward and G upward, sliding back A7. [Repeat] Chord accompaniment: A7(X2) A(X2) on downward and upward strokes, then G7 downward and G upward, sliding back A7 (with long sustain). --------------------------------------------------------- Verse 4: A7 A There's a body in the bay A7 A The cops have taken it away A7 A They say this case was closed A7 A It only shows that you never know A7 A Bruises 'round the neck A7 A When they did a body check A7 A I saw you leaving town A7 A I'll track you down like a hound E7 E Who they gonna get when you've outfoxed the cops A7 A Here's my card A G7 G A I'm the Continental Op E7 E Yeah, who they gonna get when you've out foxed they cops A7 A Here's my badge A G7 G A I'm the Continental Op. ______ Footnotes: 1. Lyrics for Verses 1 to 3 confirmed from Rory Gallagher "Live at Montreaux" DVD (2006) 2. Lyrics for Verse 4 from Rory Gallagher "Meeting With the G Man" CD [IMPORT] (2003) 3. Additional verse courtesy of"The Thrilling Detective Web Site":http://www.thrillingdetective.com/trivia/triv187.html 4. See "Contnental Op": http://www.bookrags.com/wiki/The_Continental_Op for background Rory's song. 5. After transcribing but a small portion of this song you appreciate how much effort and his band put into their work!
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