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Butthole Surfers – Dancing Fool tab

DANCING FOOL

By the Butthole Surfers

tab by chris lawrence (mustang@islandnet.com)

* = harmonic   ~ = vibrato   b = bend   \ = slide  ^ = hammer-on

Paul and Gibby both handle the guitars on this song.
All of these tabs are approximate.

Intro Paul:

E------*12*-----------------------------------------------------|B--*12*---------------------------------------------------------|G---------------------------------------------------------------|D--------------------14b~~~--14b~~~--14b~-14b~-14b~14~14b-(14r)-|A---------------------------------------------------------------|E---------------------------------------------------------------|
follow this with sludgy tremolo picked slides on the low E. then:
E------10--------10----------10----10----10~~-------10----10-----10-|B--11b----11r~~-----b11~--11b---11b---11b--------11b---11b---11b----|G-------------------------------------------------------------------|D-------------------------------------------------------------------|A-------------------------------------------------------------------|E-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----10----10----10----10-----10-----10---------------|B--11b---11b---11b---11b---11b----11b------11b(11)11r\-|G------------------------------------------------------|D------------------------------------------------------|A------------------------------------------------------|E------------------------------------------------------|
Intro Gibby:
E----------------------------------------|B----------14~~-14b~~~--14b~~14b~~14b~~~-| etc then slide randomlyG----------------------------------------| up the the neck, and bangD----------------------------------------| some open stringsA----------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------|
Then:
E---------------------------------------------------------------------|B---------------------------------------------------------------------|G---------------------------------------------------------------------|D--9-----9-----9-----9------------------------------------------------|A--7-----7-----7-----7----2\7-7----11\7-7----2\7-7----11\7-7--7-7-7-7-|E--0-----0-----0-----0--------0---------0--------0---------0--0-0-0-0-|
Vocal part:
E-------------------------------------|B-------------------------------------|G--5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-9--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|D--5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-9--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|A--3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|E------------------0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
Gibby and Paul play basically the same thing, with varied rhythm on the E chord (Gibby is panned farther right, Paul farther left). After Paul's first verse/chorus/whatever: PAUL:
E--------------------------------------------|B--------------------------------------------|G--12~-11~--12-9~-12-9~--12-9-12-9-12-9-12-9-|D--------------------------------------------|A--------------------------------------------|E--------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------------|B-------------------------------------------------------10-9-10-12-13~~~-|G--9-10~--7-9~---9-7--------------------------------7-9------------------|D--------------------10-9-10-9-7-6-7-9-10-9-10-9-10----------------------|A------------------------------------------------------------------------|E------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------|B--(13~~~)\--12-10--x-10-9-10-9^10^9^10^9^10^9^10^9--------------|G----------------------------------------------------7-9br-7-9---|D--------------------------------------------------------------9-|A----------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
E------10--------10----------10----10----10~~-------10----10-----10-|B--11b----11r~~-----b11~--11b---11b---11b--------11b---11b---11b----|G-------------------------------------------------------------------|D-------------------------------------------------------------------|A-------------------------------------------------------------------|E-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----10----10----10----10-----10-----10---------------------|B--11b---11b---11b---11b---11b----11b------11b-11b-11b-11br\-|G------------------------------------------------------------|D------------------------------------------------------------|A------------------------------------------------------------|E------------------------------------------------------------|
GIBBY: Begin this section playing the chorus riff (C D E) underneath Paul's first riff above. Then he plays:
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|B-----------------------------------------------------------------|G-----------------------------------------------------------------|D-----------------------------------------------------------------|A--7~-8~-7~--5~-7~---7\5---5\3---0^3\5\7~--------12-11-12-11~-----|E--------------------------------------------\12-------------12~/-|
E--------------------0-|B--------------------0-|G----------7-8b~~~~----|D------7-8-------------|A--7-8-----------------|E----------------------|
Then:
E---------------------------------------------------------------------|B---------------------------------------------------------------------|G---------------------------------------------------------------------|D--9-----9-----9-----9------------------------------------------------|A--7-----7-----7-----7----2\7-7----11\7-7----2\7-7----11\7-7--7-7-7-7-|E--0-----0-----0-----0--------0---------0--------0---------0--0-0-0-0-|
Back to Vocal Section..... After 2nd Vocal part, Gibby plays the same riffs as the previous solo, but Paul plays:
E--------------------------------------------|B--------------------------------------------|G--12~-11~--12-9~-12-9~--12-9-12-9-12-9-9\---|D--------------------------------------------|A--------------------------------------------|E--------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------|B--------------------------------------------------------------------|G--2br-x-2-2-2--2-0--------------------------------------------------|D-------------------2~~--2-0-2-0-------------------------------------|A--------------------------------2-0-2-0-----2-----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|E----------------------------------------3br---0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-| palm mute
E---------------------------------------------------------------------|B---------------------------------------------------------------------|G--2br^1-2-1-2-1-2-1-------2br-1-2-1------------2br-2-1^2^1^2^1^2^1^2-|D------------------------------------2br-0-2-0------------------------|A---------------------------------------------------------------------|E---------------------------------------------------------------------| (I'll admit, that last bit was tabbed pretty poorly.. this song has a lot of solos, give me a break..)
E------10--------10----------10----10----10~~-------10----10-----10-|B--11b----11r~~-----b11~--11b---11b---11b--------11b---11b---11b----|G-------------------------------------------------------------------|D-------------------------------------------------------------------|A-------------------------------------------------------------------|E-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----10----10----10----10-----10-----10---------------------|B--11b---11b---11b---11b---11b----11b------11b-11b-11b-11br\-|G------------------------------------------------------------|D------------------------------------------------------------|A------------------------------------------------------------|E------------------------------------------------------------|
Back to the vocal part again, and then: PAUL:
E-----------------------------------------------|B--------------------------------9-10-11^12^11--|G--12~-11~--12-9~-12-9~--12-9-12----------------|D-----------------------------------------------|A-----------------------------------------------|E-----------------------------------------------|
E--19-17-------------------------------------|B--------19-17-------------------------------|G--------------16-15-13----------------------|D-----------------------16-14----------------|A-----------------------------16-14-12-------|E--------------------------------------12\---|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|B----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|G--2br-x-2-2-2--2-0---------------------------------------1-2~~--2-2br-1-2~-2-1----|D-------------------2~~--2-0-2-0-2-0--------------------------------------------2~-|A------------------------------------2-0-----2-----2-2-2-2-------------------------|E----------------------------------------3br---0---0-0-0-0-------------------------|
E------10--------10----------10----10----10~~-------10----10-----10-|B--11b----11r~~-----b11~--11b---11b---11b--------11b---11b---11b----|G-------------------------------------------------------------------|D-------------------------------------------------------------------|A-------------------------------------------------------------------|E-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----10----10----10----10-----10-----10---------------------|B--11b---11b---11b---11b---11b----11b------11b-11b-11b-11br\-|G------------------------------------------------------------|D------------------------------------------------------------|A------------------------------------------------------------|E------------------------------------------------------------|
Back to the vocal part one more time, and end on: PAUL:
E-----------------------------------------------------|B-----------------------------------------------------|G--12~-11~--12-9~-12-9~--12-9-12-9-12-9-12-9-12-9~~~~-|D-----------------------------------------------------|A-----------------------------------------------------|E-----------------------------------------------------|
GIBBY:
E-------------------------------------|B-------------------------------------|G--5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-9--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|D--5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-9--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|A--3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|E------------------0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-| (palm mute E chords)
Whew! That's that. ------------------------------------------------- THE BUTTHOLE SURFERS GUITAR/BASS TAB ARCHIVE: http://www.islandnet.com/~mustang/1401/index.html -------------------------------------------------
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