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Postby spilly » Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:45 am

shakedown asked me to elaborate on this tune via pm, but after typing it all out I figured i'd share it with the rest of you also, as it is muy fun to play


this is one of my favorite pocket tunes.

the tab online isn't very impressive, but it's not really wrong just dumbed down. we harness the power of two guitars on this on, but I take more of the lead role on this one.

the lead riff and boogie is just a play on Gminor7 penatonic.
another important thing to remember if your looking to capture the essence of mark knoffler is that he is a finger picker.
so without further spouting off at the mouth, I'll give you what I can. of coures I can't give you too many variations at once but you can always ask for more

various fingerings for Gm7 that I like to use in this song:
Gm:

E------------------------
B-6--3---------------------
G-7--3--0-------------------
D-5--5--0--5--3---------------
A----------5--5------------
e------------------------

^=slight bend for bluesy feel


main riff:
first bar

E--------------------------------------------
B----------6---------------------------------
G-/7-7-5h7-5-7-5\3---3-p0-0-0------3-3-5-3p0-
D-/5-5-5-----5-5\3-5-5-p0-0---3^p0-3-3-5-3p0-
A--------------------------------------------
e--------------------------------------------

*=let previous note ring throughout

second bar
(walk back on Gm)
E---------------------------------------------
B---------8-*-*------------------------------
G-7-5\3/7-7-7p5-5\3-*-3p0-0-0------------3^p0-
D-5-5\3-------------5-5p0-0---3^p0-3-3-5-3^p0-
A----------------------------------3-3-5------
e---------------------------------------------

slight variation knoffler does in the first measure of the second bar with an added harmony to the walk back.

E-------------------------
B-----------8---*---------
G-7-7p5\3/7-7-7p5-5\3-*-3-
D-5-5-*\3/5-*-5-*-5\3-5-5-
A-------------------------
e-------------------------

i hope the * arne't confusing but it's important to note the harmonic resinance as it's a big part of the tune

the chorus is barre chords

Eb Bb
we've got to install microwave ovens
Eb F
costum kitchen deliveries
(Gm walk2)
we've got to move these refrigerator
C D E
We've got to move these color T.V.s

Gm walk2:
Gm C D E
E--------------------------------------------
B-----------------------5-------7----------9-
G-7-7p5-5-5\3---3-(-3)0-5-------7----------9-
D-5-5---5-5\3-5-5-5p3p0-5-------7----------9-
A-----------------------3-------5----------7-
e--------------------------------------------
We've got to..........We've color tv's


the verses are basic Gm with an emphasis on minimalism:
just kind of bop with it and hold back

I hope that helps for now, let me know what you think, and if you like there are different ways to play it all over the scale, so if you need more variants or tips just let me know
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Postby LazyLightnin » Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:22 pm

thanks man, ive looked at tab for this tune in a few places and it was always all kinda messed up.
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