Steely Dan - Green Earring tab

From Howard Wright                                  Jun 15 '94 at 9:51 am wet

Subject: Steely.Dan/
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 94 9:51:47 WET DST

                    GREEN EARRING    -   Steely Dan

                                      From the album - Royal Scam

                                      Tabbed by Howard Wright

It's a little awkward this one because some bits are easier to write
as TAB, some as chords so if mixed the two. Hope it's OK to follow.

On the verses the guitar only plays the same shape on the top 3 strings
for quite a bit. If you want to put in a little bass in the gaps I've 
indicated the main bass note. The actual bass jumps around a lot, so 
it's impossible to get the feel of both guitar and bass in one TAB part, 
but just sticking in the root note between strums on the top strings 
helps fill it out.

I have tabbed the solos, but I'll post them separately. If I havn't 
posted them in the next few days then hassle me for them!


Riff: (played over Dsus4/A)

then B/E A/D A/D G/C B/E A/D A/D G/C VERSE 1: --------
E---8-7-8------8-7-8--B---8-7-8------8-7-8-- keep repeating...G---7-6-7------7-6-7--
(Bass is A...) (Carry on as above) Cold daring no flies on me (...keep repeating) Sorry angel I must take what I see
(G bass ..........A bass) Green Earring I remember
E----10-9-10-- B----10-9-10-- G----9--8-9---
Gm7 Am7 Dbsus4/Bb / Bm7 (B Bass...) The rings of rare de-sign
(C Bass) A/B G/A I remember that look in your eye
E---8-7-8-----------8-7-8-----8-7-8----- B---8-7-8-----------8-7-8-----8-7-8----- G---7-6-7-----------7-6-7-----7-6-7-----
(A Bass...) I don't mind I don't mind B/E A/D A/D G/C B/E A/D A/D G/C VERSE 2: -------- As above - The words are: Greek medallion sparkles when you smile Sorry angel, I get hungry like a child Green Earring, I remember The rings of rare design I remember that look in your eye I don't mind, I don't mind At the end of verse 2, after the A/D,G/C type chords it carries on to do four more of the riff things over an A bass. Then comes the first instrumental break : INSTRUMENTAL: -------------- Bm7 F#m7 Bm7 E/A Am7 Gm7 Bbmaj7 Ebmaj7 A6/9 (short drum break for a bar or so) Guitar Solo: ------------ (see below for TAB) Fm7(ix) Ebmaj7 Ebm7 Dbmaj7 E/F# F/G (First solo ends here) B/E A/D A/D G/C B/E A/D A/D G/C Back to the main riff over A bass. (Another solo - see below) Then it goes back to the verse at the point where they sing 'Green Earring , I remember ...' etc. At the end of the verse it carries on with the riff over A bass and fades. Chord Shapes : Just to make typing easier, a=10, b=11 EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE x0778x X79877 X57655 X35433 3XX331 5XX553 7xX775 Dsus4/A B/E A/D G/C Gm7 Am7 Bm7 If you find the m7 shapes here a bit awkward, you can always just play the top 3 strings, and play the Dbsus4 without the Bb bass. You could try a simpler m7 shape, but the change to the Dbsus4/Bb doesn't work as well. For the instrumental bit, simpler m7 shapes work fine. Try these: EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE 7X7777 2X2222 5X5555 3X3333 Bm7 F#m7 Am7 Gm7 EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE 6xX674 X0X454 6x776x x6878x 5x445x x9b9a9 x68786 Dbsus4/Bb E/A Bbmaj7 Ebmaj7 A6/9 Fm7 Ebmaj7 EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE x68676 x46564 2x2100 3x321x Ebm7 Dbmaj7 E/F# F/G Green Earring - Solos ------------------------ s=slide h=hammer on p=pull off vib=vibrato b=bend r=release bend e.g 4b5r4 means strike note at 4th fret - bend up one semitone, then release bend (back to normal pitch) First solo comes after the second verse, over these chords : Bm7 F#m7 Bm7 E/A Am7 Gm7 Bbmaj7 Ebmaj7 A6/9 The tab is :
Bend that last note slowly ! After a little drum fill comes the main solo :
Next is the short break with the chords -same as the break between verses (Chords are B/E A/D A/D G/C B/E A/D A/D G/C) Then another little solo (with a harsher sound):
^^^^^^^^^ There are actually a lot more notes here than I've written Just repeat the note very fastE--B------------------8-8-8-----------------8-8-8-8--7-5-7p5-----------------G---------------7s9-------------------7s9------------------7-5-7p5--------D---7-7-7-7-7-7-------------7-7-7-7-7-------------------------------7-7-7p5A--E--
Then you're back into "Green Earring, I remember..." Get practising! Howard
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