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Down To The Waterline Tab

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                           Down To The Water Line
                               Dire Straits
                               Dire Straits

Intro:

        0:20
e-------------------------------------------|
b-------------------------------------------|
g----------------7-9-9B------9-7-----9-9-7~-|
d-----------/9------------------------------|
a-------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------|

    0:29
e-----------7-10-7h10p7----7--|
b-------/7---------------7----|
g-----------------------------|
d-----------------------------|
a-----------------------------|
E-----------------------------|

     0:38                   0:46
E--------------------7-10-l-----------------------------------------------|
B----------------7^10-----l---7-10---7------------------------------------|
G-7h9B(11)R9p7------------l--------9---7-9---7-----------------7-7----7---|
D-------------------------l----------------9---7-9---7-------9------9-----|
A-------------------------l------------------------9---7-9----------------|
E-------------------------l-----------------------------------------------|

      0:53 Band Kicks In!
e--------------------------------------l--------------------------------|
b--------------------------------------l--------------------------------|
g--------7-7~----7--9B(11)---9---7h9p7-l--4--2--4-4~-4p2------4p2-------|
d-----9-------9------------------------l-----------------4p0--------4p0-|
a--------------------------------------l--------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------l--------------------------------|

e------------------------------------|
b---3-3-3----------------------------|
g----------4-4-2-2-------------------|
d--------------------4-2-0-2p0-------|
a-------------------------------2-2~-|
E------------------------------------|

Verse:

Sweet Surrender on the key? side

e--------------|l
b--------------|l
g---9-9p7-7----|l
d---9-9p7-7----|l
a--------------|l
E--------------|l

You remember we use to run and hide

e------------7------------------------------|l
b----------7--7--10p7-10B(12)R(10)B(12------|l
g---9B(11)----------------------------------|l
d-------------------------------------------|l
a-------------------------------------------|l
E-------------------------------------------|l

In the Shadow of the cargos I'll take you one time. Countin' all the numbers-Down
to The Waterline.

(No Lead)

Verse:

Well. You meet a misses on the darkened stairway.

e---7----------------------------------|l
b---7----------------------------------|l
g-----9-9B(10)R(9)B(10)R(9)-7----------|l
d-----9-9B(10)R(9)B(10)R(9)---9-7-9----|l
a--------------------------------------|l
E--------------------------------------|l

French kisses in the darkened door way.

e--------------------|l
b---7B(9)-5-5/3-3----|l
g---7B(9)-6-6/4-4----|l
d--------------------|l
a--------------------|l
E--------------------|l

Fog Horn blowin' out wild and cold ah. A Police man shines a light on my shoulda. ah

e-------------------------------------------------------------------7-|
b-------------------------------------------7B(8)7-8--8/12-10-----7---|
g-----7-7-----7-9(11)9p7h9--7h9p7-----------7B(8)7-7--7/11-9---9B-----|
d-7-9-----7h9-----------------------9p7h9-----------------------------|
a---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------|

e---------------------------------------------|l
b---10p7--------------------------------------|l
g---------9p7--9p7-----0----------7----7/-----|l
d--------------------9--------------9---------|l
a------------------------7h8h9----------------|l
E---------------------------------------------|l


Up comes a coaster fast and silent (In the night)

e------------------------------------|l
b---7-9------------------------------|l
g---7-9B(11)R9B(10)R9----7-----------|l
d---------------------------9-7-9----|l
a------------------------------------|l
E------------------------------------|l

Over my shoulder all you can see are the(Fire Lights?)


e----10----9----7---9---7------|l
b-/7----/7---/7-----------7----|l
g-----------------9---7---7----|l
d------------------------------|l
a------------------------------|l
E------------------------------|l

No money in our jackets, and our jeans are torn. Your hands are cold, (but your lips are warm)

e----------------------------------------------------------------------------|l
b--------------------------------------------------------7B(8)7-8-8/12-10----|l
g-----7h9p7-----7-9B(11)9p7h9-9--7-----7--9p7----7-------7B(8)7-7-7/11-9-----|l
d-7-9-------7h9----------------------9---------9---9-7-9---------------------|l
a----------------------------------------------------------------------------|l
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|l

Interlude/solo

e------------------------------------------------10---------------|
b---9-10-12-12(14)-(14)12-9-8-----10-8---10-8--------8-10---8-----|
g--9---------------------------9-------9------9-----------9-------|
d-9---------------------------------------------------------------|
a-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e---------------------15------------------13------------------------|
b-----12-13-15-15(17)----(17)15-12-15(17)-----(17)15-13-13-13-------|
g---12--------------------------------------------------------12/14-|
d/12----------------------------------------------------------------|
a-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|


e----------------------------------5-7--------9/12-|
b---------------------------3/5/7------------------|
g-----------------------0-2--------------7/9-------|
d---(15)14---------0-4-----------------------------|
a----------13--12----------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|

e-9h12p9-------------------------------------------------------------------|
b--------10/12-------------------------11----12p11--------------14---------|
g--------------11/14---------0------11-------------11-13--13B(15)--(15)R13-|
d-----------------------14------/11-------11-------------------------------|
a--------------------16----0-----------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e---------------------------------------12------------------------------|
b------------12-15-12-----------------x----15-14\12\10/12\7-------------|
g-11------12----------12------------x-----------------------------------|
d------12----------------12-------x-------------------------------------|
a-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse:

She can see him on the jetty that they used to know.
e----------------------------|
b-7-9-10----10---------------|
g-7-9-9(11)-9(11)--11p9------|
d-7-9-------------------12-9-|
a----------------------------|
E----------------------------|

She can feel him in the places where the sailors go.

e---------7---------------------------------|
b-------7---10p7---7------------------------|
g-9B(11)---------9---9p7---0-------7---7\---|
d------------------------9-----------9------|
a----------------------------7h8h9----------|
E-------------------------------------------|

When shes walking by the river on a railway line.
She can still here him whisper: Let's go down to the waterline. Come on

Outro:

e-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
b------------------------------------------------------7(8)7-8--8/12-10-|
g-----7-9-7------7-9(11)9p7h9-9-7-7---7-9p7---7--------7(8)7-7--7/11--9-|
d-7-9--------7h9--------------------9-------9---9-7-9-------------------|
a-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e---------7-10p7---7------------------------------------------9---------|
b-------7--------7---10p7-----------------7(8)7-8--8/12-10----7---------|
g-9(11)-------------------9h7-9h7---7-----7(8)7-7--7/11--9----7---------|
d---------------------------------9---9-----------------------9---------|
a-------------------------------------------------------------9---------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------7---------|

Key:

h=hammer on
p=pull-off
B=Bend
R=Realease bend
()= bend note to the note inside brackets
/=slide

And there you have it the complete lead guitar playing for this great song. the lyrics
be a bit off, but it's good enough!
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goombas wrote on October 24 2009, 04:34 pm

The really fast lick 38 seconds in played like this:

E-------------7-10------|
B-------7^10------------|
G-----------------------|
D-----------------------|
A-----------------------|
E-----------------------|

I think is a little easier to play like this because you can rake it a little bit more smoothly with the three-fingered Knopfler style, if you barre the 10th fret:

E-------------10---------|
B-------10h12------------|
G----11------------------|
D------------------------|
A------------------------|
E------------------------|

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Dill69 wrote on January 12 2011, 12:02 am

also the start is achieved by

E------------------------|
B------------------------|
G------------------------|
D------------------------|
A------------------------|
E--7---------------------|

and use the volume control on the guitar or a volume pedal

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Jamese87 wrote on May 20 2012, 12:45 pm

A lyrical comment:
For Key? side, it's actually "Quayside."

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