Genesis – We Cant Dance tab

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Date: Tue, 20 Jan 1998 14:31:57 +0000
From: "\"Mr Frederic F. MAQUET\" <\"Mr Frederic F. MAQUET\"" 
Subject: Tab: We Can't Dance by Genesis

					We Can't Dance

Tabbed by Frederic Maquet.

This is a classic rock tune and I couldn't believe no one had tabbed it
(although it is
pretty simple)....This is by no means entirely correct, as the original
has a synthesizer that
adds a good bit of the punch, and the bass does a lot too.
If some of the chords seem unusual, it's because I wanted it to sound as
Bass-y as
possible (to give it some crunch!).  You can always use the normal
chords although
it'll sound less "authentic".  Enjoy.

For any errors, comments, corrections, etc, email me at

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This is the main riff for most of the song.

C C G Ge:------------|B:------------|G:--5-5-------| <- the first bit can be played 2 ways...D:--5-5--5--5-|A:--3-3--5--5-|E:--3-3--3--3-|
or: C C G G F G G C C G G Bb Ce:----------------|-------------|-------------|------------------|B:----------------|-------------|-------------|------------------|G:----------------|-------------|--5-5--------|--3---------------|x2D:-2-2--5--5------|---3-/5-5----|--5-5--5-5---|--0----2-2--------|A:-3-3--5--5------|---3-/5-5----|--3-3--5-5---|--1-/--3-3-3h4p3--|E:-3-3--3--3------|---1-/3-3----|--3-3--3-3---|--1-/--3-3--------|
Verse 1:-------- C C G G F G G C C G G Bb Ce:----------------|-------------|-------------|------------------|B:----------------|-------------|-------------|------------------|G:----------------|-------------|--5-5--------|--3---------------|D:-2-2--5--5------|---3-/5-5----|--5-5--5-5---|--0----2-2--------|A:-3-3--5--5------|---3-/5-5----|--3-3--5-5---|--1-/--3-3-3h4p3--|E:-3-3--3--3------|---1-/3-3----|--3-3--3-3---|--1-/--3-3--------| Hot sun Beating Burning wal- around down my feet king
C C G G F G G Hot sun beating down C C G G Bb C burning my feet just walking around. (Same thing:) Hot sun making me sweat 'Gators getting close, hasn't got me yet Chorus: (same tune as verse) ------- C C G G F G G I can't dance, I can't talk. C C G G Bb C The only thing about me is the way I walk. I can't dance, I can't sing I'm just standing here selling everything. Verse 2: -------- Blue jeans sitting on the beach, her dog's talking to me, but she's out of reach. She's got a body under that shirt, but all she wants to do is rub my face in the dirt. 'Cause, I can't dance, I can't talk. The only thing about me is the way I walk. No, I can't dance, I can't sing I'm just standing here selling.
Bridge:------- Bb F Ce:-----------------------0-----|B:-----------------------1-----|G:-----------------------0-----|D:-0-----------3---------2-----|A:-1-----------3---------3-----|E:-1-----------1---------3-----| checking... place... know
Bb F And checking everything is in place, C you never know who's looking on. Verse 3: -------- Young punk spilling beer on my shoes, fat guy's talking to me trying to steal my blues. Thick smoke, see her smiling through. I never thought so much could happen just shooting pool. But I can't dance, I can't talk. The only thing about me is the way I walk. I can't dance, I can't sing I'm just standing here selling
Bridge 2:--------- Bb F Ce:--------------------------------------|B:--------------------------------------|G:--------------------------------------|D:-----0------------3---------------2---|A:-----1------------3---------------3---|E:-----1------------1---------------3---|
Bb Eb F (synth bit)e:-----------------------------------------1----------|B:--------------------------------------------1-------|G:--------------------------------------2--------2----|D:-0---------------13----------3------3---------------|A:-1---------------13----------3----------------------|E:-1---------------11----------1----------------------|
Bb F And checking everything is in place C You never know who's looking on Bb Eb F A perfect body with a perfect face, uhan. End: ---- Play chorus lots of time with loads of scat vocals...while playing the "intro-riff"... and singing: "I won't dance, please don't ask me..."  -- Frederic Maquet Webpage: **********************
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