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Status Quo - Dirty Water tab

Dirty Water
Status Quo
Rockin All Over The World 1977
Greg Harper   quorockergreg@hotmail.co.uk

Francis: Standard Tuning
Richard: Open G- Capo 5th Fret

I have BASED this tablature on the live 
version that can be found on Youtube.
Although Rick fill in between the words most of the time, 
I have written down how he would play the chords.


Ricky has this little riff that goes:

D|-19-17-14-12-10-|
B|-17-15-12-10-8--|
G|----------------|
D|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|----------------|


Chords (Rick):
  DGDGBD    DGDGBD     DGDGBD
C|x0000x  F|555555  Bb|x555xx

  DGDGBD    DGDGBD
G|777777  D|222222


Chords (Francis-with Chorus):
  E A  D  G B E    E A D  G  B E     EADGBE
C|8 10 10 9 x x  F|x 8 10 10 x x  Bb|688788

  E A  D  G  B E    EADGBE
G|x 10 12 12 x x  D|x5777x



Intro (Francis):
   C         Bb         F            C            Bb        C
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-5--------------------6-5---5---------5---------------------|
G|-7b-7b-rb-5--5b-rb-3------7---7-7b----7b-7b-rb-5----------5-|
D|--------------------------------------------------3-2-0---5-|
A|--------------------------------------------------------3-3-|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|



Main-On the record a C is played at the beginning of the verse.  
Live, he misses it out:

C
Oh Oh Oh Oh  (Oh Oh Oh Oh)
           F
The waters gettin deep
            G    F
And I can't swim
         G               F G
'Cos its dirty dirty water
      C  F         C  G
Oh Oh Oh Oh (Oh Oh Oh Oh)

C                 G          C
Many's the time I ask you to say
C                  G          C   F
Why do you feel so bad day to day
                   C     F
Could it be you're wrong
                 C
To push yourself along
  F
I say it's not a guess  

You make yourself a mess
    D                      G
And get yourself in deeper water 


Bass comes in playing the root note twice to each chord.

C                     G             C
Why do you think it's all wrong for you
C                 G               C
Maybe it's in somethings that you do
F            C
Baby, it's alright 
   F              C
To stay up every night
   F
If I could change your mind 
    F
I'd bring you back in line
   D                         G
To do the things you really oughta 


Whole band in full swing...

Bass does something like this:
  C
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|-3-3---3-3------------------|
E|-----3-----3---1-1-1--1-1-1-|Etc.

      C                 F
Oh oh oh oh the water's getting deep
            G    F
And I can't swim
     G                    
If I could can I come in?
F  G    C               F
Oh Oh Oh Oh the water's getting deep
            G    F
And I can't swim
             G            F        
Because it's dirty, dirty water 
   C        F
Oh Oh Oh Oh
      C     G
Oh Oh Oh Oh


Solo: |C| |G| |C| |C| |C| |G| |C| |C| 
      
      |F| |C| |F| |C| |F| |F| |D| |G|


E|-------12----15-12-----------------------------------------|
B|----13----13-------13--15-12-------------------------------|
G|-12--------------------------12-10-10h12p10-9--9h10p9----9-|
D|------------------------------------------------------12---|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------12----15----12------------------|
B|------------------------13----13----13----13--15-12--------|
G|---------------------12-----------------------------12-10--|
D|-12-10-9----9-10-------------------------------------------|
A|---------12------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------13-------13-------13----|
B|--------------------------------------13-------13-------13-|
G|-10h12p10-9-9h10p9----9-10----9----------14-------14-------|
D|-------------------12------12------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

E|-12-------12-------12-----13-------13-------13----13-------|
B|----13-------13-------13-----13-------13-------13----13----|
G|-------12-------12--------------14-------14-------------14-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

E|-13-------13-------14-------14-------14-----13-12----------|
B|----13-------13-------15-------15-------15--------15-13-12-|
G|-------14----------------14-------14-----------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------|
B|-------------|
G|-14-12-------|
D|-------15-14-|
A|-------------|
E|-------------|


C                     G             C
Why do you think it's all wrong for you
C                 G               C  F
Maybe it's in somethings that you do
              C    F
Baby, it's alright
                  C
To stay up every night
   F
If I could change your mind 

I'd bring you back in line
   D                         G
To do the things you really oughta 


C                   F
Oh Oh Oh Oh the water's getting deep
            G    F
And I can't swim
     G                     Bb
If I could can I come in?

      C                  F
Oh Oh Oh Oh the water's getting deep
            G    F
And I can't swim
              G               F   G   C
Because it's dirty, dirty water Oh Oh Oh Oh
 



The odd 7th chord appears on the track.
They don't always play it live though.
This tab is a good mixture of the two.
E-mail me if you want me to put it into bars for you.





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