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Cheap Trick - Dream Police
Tabbed By: Danny Feierman
EMail: feierman@optonline.net
>From the Cheap Trick album "Dream Police"
Written by Rick Nielson?

Notation:
s - sixteenth note
e - eighth note
q - quarter note
h - half note
w - whole note
{~3~} - the only way I can think of notating a triplet
. - play note for one and a half times the value before it (just like a dot in 
     standard notation)
^ - ties two note lengths together
NOTE LENGTHS IN CAPITAL LETTERS MEAN REST FOR THAT VALUE OF TIME!
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
h - hammer-on
p - pull-off

(itty-bitty 2-beat drum fill)

  E        B  A      E        B  A
  q. e^h   q. q. q   q. e^h   q. q. q 
E--------|---------|--------|---------
B--------|---------|--------|---------
G--------|-4--2--2-|--------|-4--2--2-
D-2--2---|-4--2--2-|-2--2---|-4--2--2-
A-2--2---|-2--0--0-|-2--2---|-2--0--0-
E-0--0---|---------|-0--0---|---------

  E                            B  A   
   q. e^h                       q. q. q
E----------------------------|---------
B----------------------------|---------
G----------------------------|-4--2--2-
D-2--2-----------------------|-4--2--2-
A-2--2-----------------------|-2--0--0-
E-0--0-----------------------|---------
The dream police, they live inside of my head

  E                            B  A   
  q. e^h                       q. q. q  
E----------------------------|---------
B----------------------------|---------
G----------------------------|-4--2--2-
D-2--2-----------------------|-4--2--2-
A-2--2-----------------------|-2--0--0-
E-0--0-----------------------|---------
The dream police, they come to me in my bed

  E                            B  A
  q. e^h                       q. q. q   
E----------------------------|---------
B----------------------------|---------
G----------------------------|-4--2--2-
D-2--2-----------------------|-4--2--2-
A-2--2-----------------------|-2--0--0-
E-0--0-----------------------|---------
The dream police, they come into my sleep

  E
  e e q e e q   e e q e e q
E-------------|-------------
B-------------|-------------
G-------------|-------------
D-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-
A-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-
E-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-
Oh no

(bass & keyboard play some chords)
You know that talk is cheap and those rumors ain't nice

  E B
  q h.
E-----
B-----
G---4-
D-2-4-
A-2-2-
E-0---

And when I fall asleep, I don't think I'll survive

  E B      E   B
  q h.     q   h.
E--------|-----------------------------------------
B--------|-----------------------------------------
G---4----|-9---------------------------------------
D-2-4----|-9---9-----------------------------------
A-2-2----|-7---9-----------------------------------
E-0------|-0---7-----------------------------------
The night, the night

              E     E     E 
              e e e e e e e e         e   e    e  e  e e e e
E-----------------------------|------------------------------
B-----------------------------|------------------------------
G-------------9-----9-----9---|------------------------------
D-------------9-----9-----9---|------------------------------
A-------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-------9---7----6--7--7-7-7-7-
E-------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-------0---0----0--0--0-0-0-0-
Cause they're waiting for me, they're looking for me

  E                                 E  D    C  G    A
  q.  q.    q^   e    q.  q   q     h  h    h  h    e e e e e e e e 
E-12\-12\-12\-|-(12\)-12\-12\-12\-|-7--5--|-3--3--|-----------------
B-12\-12\-12\-|-(12\)-12\-12\-12\-|-9--7--|-5--3--|-----------------
G-------------|-------------------|-9--7--|-5--4--|-2-----2-----2---
D-------------|-------------------|-9--7--|-5--5--|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-
A-------------|-------------------|-7--5--|-3-----|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
E-------------|-------------------|-------|-------|-----------------
Every single night they're          driving me insane

  A                   Em  D   C  G   B
  e e   e e e e e e   h   h   h  h   q e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
E-------------------|-7---5-|-3--3-|-2-------------|-----------------
B-------------------|-8---7-|-5--3-|-4-------------|-----------------
G-2-----------------|-9---7-|-5--4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-
D-2-----------------|-9---7-|-5--5-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-
A-0-2-2h3-2-0-------|-7---5-|-3----|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-
E-------------3-2-0-|-------|------|---------------|-----------------
              Those   men inside my brain

  E                            B  A   
   q. e^h                       q. q. q
E----------------------------|---------
B----------------------------|---------
G----------------------------|-4--2--2-
D-2--2-----------------------|-4--2--2-
A-2--2-----------------------|-2--0--0-
E-0--0-----------------------|---------
The dream police, they live inside of my head
                                      (live inside of my head)

  E                            B  A   
  q. e^h                       q. q. q  
E----------------------------|---------
B----------------------------|---------
G----------------------------|-4--2--2-
D-2--2-----------------------|-4--2--2-
A-2--2-----------------------|-2--0--0-
E-0--0-----------------------|---------
The dream police, they come to me in my bed
                                     (come to me in my bed)

  E                            B  A
  q. e^h                       q. q. q   
E----------------------------|---------
B----------------------------|---------
G----------------------------|-4--2--2-
D-2--2-----------------------|-4--2--2-
A-2--2-----------------------|-2--0--0-
E-0--0-----------------------|---------
The dream police, they come into my sleep

  E
  e e q e e q   e e q e e q
E-------------|-------------
B-------------|-------------
G-------------|-------------
D-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-
A-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-
E-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-
Oh no

(bass & keyboard play some chords)
Well I can't tell lies cause they're listening to me

  E B
  q h.
E-----
B-----
G---4-
D-2-4-
A-2-2-
E-0---

When I fall asleep, bet they're spying on me

  E B      E   B
  q h.     q   h.
E--------|-----------------------------------------
B--------|-----------------------------------------
G---4----|-9---------------------------------------
D-2-4----|-9---9-----------------------------------
A-2-2----|-7---9-----------------------------------
E-0------|-0---7-----------------------------------
Tonight,   tonight

              E     E     E 
              e e e e e e e e         e   e    e  e  e e e e
E-----------------------------|------------------------------
B-----------------------------|------------------------------
G-------------9-----9-----9---|------------------------------
D-------------9-----9-----9---|------------------------------
A-------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-------9---7----6--7--7-7-7-7-
E-------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-------0---0----0--0--0-0-0-0-
Cause they're waiting for me, they're looking for me

  E                                 E  D    C  G    A
  q.  q.    q^   e    q.  q   q     h  h    h  h    e e e e e e e e 
E-12\-12\-12\-|-(12\)-12\-12\-12\-|-7--5--|-3--3--|-----------------
B-12\-12\-12\-|-(12\)-12\-12\-12\-|-9--7--|-5--3--|-----------------
G-------------|-------------------|-9--7--|-5--4--|-2-----2-----2---
D-------------|-------------------|-9--7--|-5--5--|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-
A-------------|-------------------|-7--5--|-3-----|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
E-------------|-------------------|-------|-------|-----------------
Every single night they're          driving me insane

  A                   Em  D   C  G   B                             E
  e e   e e e e e e   h   h   h  h   q e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
E-------------------|-7---5-|-3--3-|-2-------------|-----------------
B-------------------|-8---7-|-5--3-|-4-------------|-----------------
G-2-----------------|-9---7-|-5--4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-
D-2-----------------|-9---7-|-5--5-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-
A-0-2-2h3-2-0-------|-7---5-|-3----|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-
E-------------3-2-0-|-------|------|---------------|-----------------
              Those   men inside my brain

(bass play cool notes)
  E                                                          A
  e H..                             H..                      e 
E-------------------------------|------------------------------
B-------------------------------|------------------------------
G-------------------------------|----------------------------2-
D-2-----------------------------|----------------------------2-
A-2-----------------------------|----------------------------0-
E-0-----------------------------|------------------------------
I try to sleep, they're wide awake, they won't leave me alone

  A                                                      E
  e H..                          H..                     e
E-----------------------------|----------------------------
B-----------------------------|----------------------------
G-2---------------------------|----------------------------
D-2---------------------------|--------------------------2-
A-0---------------------------|--------------------------2-
E-----------------------------|--------------------------0-
They don't get paid to take vacations or leave me alone

  E                                                          A
  e H..                             H..                      e
E-------------------------------|------------------------------
B-------------------------------|------------------------------
G-------------------------------|----------------------------2-
D-2-----------------------------|----------------------------2-
A-2-----------------------------|----------------------------0-
E-0-----------------------------|------------------------------
They spy on me, I try to hide,    they won't leave me alone

  A         
  e H..                          H^E               e e e                                         
E-----------------------------|--------------------------
B-----------------------------|----------------------7-9-
G-2---------------------------|--------------------6-----
D-2---------------------------|--------------------------
A-0---------------------------|--------------------------
E-----------------------------|--------------------------
They persecute me they're the   judge and jury all in one

                                  E   B
                         {~3~}
      h  h   h q q       q q q q. e   (e) h   e e e
E----------|-------|----------------|---------------
B-(9)b10-9-|-7-----|----------------|-----------7-9-
G----------|---6-8-|-(8)b9-8b9-8----|-----4---6-----
D----------|-------|--------------2-|-(2)-4---------
A----------|-------|--------------2-|-(2)-2---------
E----------|-------|--------------0-|-(0)-----------
(diabolical laughter)

                                  E       B     E B
                         {~3~}
      h  h   h q q       q q q q. e   (e) h..   q h. 
E----------|-------|----------------|--------|------
B-(9)b10-9-|-7-----|----------------|--------|------
G----------|---6-8-|-(8)b9-8b9-8----|-----4--|--9---
D----------|-------|--------------2-|-(2)-4--|--9-9-
A----------|-------|--------------2-|-(2)-2--|--7-9-
E----------|-------|--------------0-|-(0)----|----7-

              E     E     E 
              e e e e e e e e         e   e    e  e  e e e e
E-----------------------------|------------------------------
B-----------------------------|------------------------------
G-------------9-----9-----9---|------------------------------
D-------------9-----9-----9---|------------------------------
A-------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-------9---7----6--7--7-7-7-7-
E-------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-------0---0----0--0--0-0-0-0-
Cause they're waiting for me, they're looking for me

  E                                 E  D    C  G    A
  q.  q.    q^   e    q.  q   q     h  h    h  h    e e e e e e e e 
E-12\-12\-12\-|-(12\)-12\-12\-12\-|-7--5--|-3--3--|-----------------
B-12\-12\-12\-|-(12\)-12\-12\-12\-|-9--7--|-5--3--|-----------------
G-------------|-------------------|-9--7--|-5--4--|-2-----2-----2---
D-------------|-------------------|-9--7--|-5--5--|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-
A-------------|-------------------|-7--5--|-3-----|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
E-------------|-------------------|-------|-------|-----------------
Every single night they're          driving me insane

  A                   Em  D   C  G   B               C              
  e e   e e e e e e   h   h   h  h   q e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
E-------------------|-7---5-|-3--3-|-2-------------|-----------------
B-------------------|-8---7-|-5--3-|-4-------------|-----------------
G-2-----------------|-9---7-|-5--4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-
D-2-----------------|-9---7-|-5--5-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-
A-0-2-2h3-2-0-------|-7---5-|-3----|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-
E-------------3-2-0-|-------|------|---------------|-----------------
              Those   men inside my brain

  C#                  D                 D#      E         F           F#
  e e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e
E-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------------
B-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------------
G-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-8-8-8-8-9-9-9-9-|-10-10-10-10-11-11-11-11-
D-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-8-8-8-8-9-9-9-9-|-10-10-10-10-11-11-11-11-
A-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-|-8--8--8--8--9--9--9--9--
E-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------------

  G     G#    A     A#      B     C     C#    D
  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e
E-------------------------|-------------------------
B-------------------------|-------------------------
G-12-12-13-13-14-14-15-15-|-16-16-17-17-18-18-19-19-
D-12-12-13-13-14-14-15-15-|-16-16-17-17-18-18-19-19-
A-10-10-11-11-12-12-13-13-|-14-14-15-15-16-16-17-17-
E-------------------------|-------------------------

                              (3/4 time)    (back to 4/4)
  q e q e e e   q e q e e e   q e q e       q e  q  e  e  e    q e  q  e  e  e
E-------------|-------------|-------------|------------------|------------------
B-------------|-------------|-------------|------------------|------------------
G-------------|-------------|-------------|------------------|------------------
D-----4---4---|-----4---4---|---4---6-----|------10----10----|------10----10----
A---4---4---4-|---4---4---4-|-------------|---10----10----10-|---10----10----10-
E-2-----------|-3-----------|-4---7-------|-8----------------|-9----------------

(3/4 time)     (back to 4/4)                     (3/4 time)
  q  e  q  e    q e q e e e   q  e  q  e  e  e    q  e  q  e
E-------------|-------------|-------------------|-------------
B-------------|-------------|-------------------|-------------
G-------------|-----9---9---|-------12----12----|----12----12-
D----12----12-|---9---9---9-|----12----12----12-|-------------
A-------------|-7-----------|-10----------------|-11----12----
E-10----11----|-------------|-------------------|-------------

(back to 4/4)
  q  e  q  e  e  e    q  e  q  e  e  e    q  e  q  e  e  e    q  e  q  e  e  e
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------
G-------14----14----|-------14----14----|-------14----14----|-------14----14----
D----14----14----14-|----14----14----14-|----14----14----14-|----14----14----14-
A-13----------------|-12----------------|-13----------------|-12----------------
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------

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

  E                            B  A   
   q. e^h                       q. q. q
E----------------------------|---------
B----------------------------|---------
G----------------------------|-4--2--2-
D-2--2-----------------------|-4--2--2-
A-2--2-----------------------|-2--0--0-
E-0--0-----------------------|---------
The dream police, they live inside of my head

  E                            B  A   
  q. e^h                       q. q. q  
E----------------------------|---------
B----------------------------|---------
G----------------------------|-4--2--2-
D-2--2-----------------------|-4--2--2-
A-2--2-----------------------|-2--0--0-
E-0--0-----------------------|---------
The dream police, they come to me in my bed

  E                            B  A
  q. e^h                       q. q. q   
E----------------------------|---------
B----------------------------|---------
G----------------------------|-4--2--2-
D-2--2-----------------------|-4--2--2-
A-2--2-----------------------|-2--0--0-
E-0--0-----------------------|---------
The dream police, they come into my sleep

  E                            B  A
  q. e^h                       q. q. q   
E----------------------------|---------
B----------------------------|---------
G----------------------------|-4--2--2-
D-2--2-----------------------|-4--2--2-
A-2--2-----------------------|-2--0--0-
E-0--0-----------------------|---------
The dream police,       (Police, police)

  E                            B  A
  q. e^h                       q. q. q   
E----------------------------|---------
B----------------------------|---------
G----------------------------|-4--2--2- (repeat until finished or bored)
D-2--2-----------------------|-4--2--2-  
A-2--2-----------------------|-2--0--0-
E-0--0-----------------------|---------
The dream police,       (Police, police)
-- 
Marc Hirsh (marc@owlnet.rice.edu)

"Good, bad, I'm the one with the gun."
   --- snappy end-of-file sign-off rock-n-roll quote from Army Of Darkness

\ /
 ^ --- ugly red source of all evil power pop
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Mgkrcks wrote on July 11 2008, 01:51 pm

Very Good! 5 Stars! I loved this song long before guitar hero: aerosmith used it. i knew it was simple, so I thought it would be fun to play. Wonderful job! I wish I was a good tabber.

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fretman5000 wrote on October 7 2008, 05:19 pm

Dude, awesome 5stars. I love this song. Great job!

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cyclo180 wrote on October 30 2008, 10:40 am

Awesome tab. 5*'s

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