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Once Upon A Time In The West - Dire Straits 
(original from record)

Transcribed by Erik Hubendick. 
Feel free to write comments and
suggestions to fender-bender@telia.com
 
Words and music by Mark Knopfler
Originally released on Communique - 1979 
(The best Dire Straits album I think)

It is quite difficult to play the second
and third guitar in this song - the bars are both 4/4
and 2/4. Count 1, 2, 3, 4 , 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4 etc.
Key: Am-C

Explaination:
p=pull-off   h=hammer on    /=slide up    \=slide down
b=bend up    rb=rebend      bd=bend down

Intro:
1st guitar       tr........................
E  |-----------------------------------------------------------|
B  |-------10h13-10h13p10h13p10h13p10h13p10--------------------|
G  |-10/12--------------------------------------5h7-b9-rb7-p5--|
D  |------------------------------------------7----------------|
A  |-----------------------------------------------------------|
E  |-----------------------------------------------------------|
1st  Am   G   F          Am   G   F    Am                    D C              
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------10p8h10-------------------------------------|
|-2p0h2--------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------9b10rb9--9h7-x-10-9-7--|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|2nd guitar                                                    |
|-----5---3---5------------5---7---8---------------------------|
|-----5---3---6------------5---8---6---------------------------|
|-----5---4---5------------5---7---5---------------------------|
|-----7---5---7------------7---9---7---------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 Am              D  C  Am              G        D
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------7b8rb7--------5--5--|
|-7b9-x-5h7--5-0-------7p5-9--10p9\7h9p7---7b8rb7--5h7p5--5--5-|
|----------7---------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|

 Am      C                Am                  Dm      G     Am
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------5-8p5---8p5---5--------------8----------8-8--------|
|---------7b9-------7-----7---7p5----------7b9rb7-----7-7--------|
|-7----------------------------------7---------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|-x-x-2-5-5-2-0-0h2p0h2p0h2p0----|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
This is how the second guitar plays in the verses
(a third one doubles 
but with some difference)
 Am                      etc...     D   C   similar
|5-5-5-x-5-x-5-5-5-x-----5------------------------|
|5-5-5-x-5-x-5-5-5-x-----5--------5-7-7-5---------|
|5-5-5-x-5-x-5-5-5-x-----5--------5-7-7-5---------|
|7-7-7-x-7-x-7-7-7-x-5h7-7--------5-7-7-5---------|
|7-7-7-x-----------x-----7------------------------|
|5-5-5-x-----------------5------------------------|

 1:10
         
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|-7b9-rb7p5h7p5------------|
|---------------7----------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|

 1:27 
|-5--5-5--------|
|-5--5-5--------|
|---------------|
|---------------|
|---------------|
|---------------|
 
1:33
|-------------------------------|
|-x-1p0----1p0------------------|
|------0h2-----0h2--------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
 
1:44           
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|--------------5/7-5---------------|
|-----5h7-7--7-------7----\2-------|
|-5h7------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
                                    
2:03
|----------|
|----------|
|-7-b9rb7--|
|----------|
|----------|
|----------|                  
                              tr...............
 2:07                      D                                           
|--------------------------------------------------|  
------------------------10h13-10h13p10-------------|
|-x-5p4\2-x-2-----10/12----------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
         F                   Am    G    F
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|----5h7b9-rb7---5h7p5-----------------------------|
|--x---------------------7p5h7---------------------|
|-x------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
            Am                       D   C      Am                     
|-7b8rb7----5-x-5-5-5-x--8p5-8p5-------------------|
|-7b8rb7----5-x-5-5------8p5-8p5-------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
 
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-13b15rb13--12h13p12\10----10---------------------|
|------------------------12----12-9-12-9-----------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
                      G                  D
|-----12-15b17-17bd15--------------------14--------|
|---13----------------12---15---12-12-------12b13--|
|-14-------------------------14--------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
                                  Am
|-12-----------------------------------------------|
|----15p13--12h13p12\10----10----------------------|
|-----------------------12----9h12p9--\2-----------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
 C                          Am
|-13p12---15--13p12--------------------------------|
|------13----------13---13b15---12h13p12-----------|
|--------------------12------------------14-14-----|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
 Dm                       G              Am
|-----13-12----------------------------------------|
|---13------15-15---------12-13-15-13-12----13-12--|
|-14--------------------12---------------14--------|
|----------------------x---------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
                             D
|--------------------------------------------------|
|----13-12---13-12---13-12-------------------------|
|-14------14------14------14-14--/17--14--12/14----|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
          F                           Am      G
|--------------------------------------------------|
|---13h15b17rb15--13h15p13--20b22rb20b22-----------|
|-14-----------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
 F
|------20-----20-----20-----20---------------------|
|-20b22--20b22--20b22--20b22--20b22----------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|

 3:10             
|------------------------------|
|-8------8---------------------|
|-7b9----7b9rb7\5\2------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|

 3:16          
|-----------------------------|
|-13------13------------------|
|-12b14---12b14rb12b14rb12b14-|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|

 3:21 (suggestions?)
|------10p8h10p8\7h8p7--------------------|
|8/10------------------10p8--8/10\8--8/10-|
|--------------------------9---------9/11-|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|

 3:27                  
|-----8-----------------------|
|---10----10p8----------------|
|--9-----------9h12p9---------|
|-x---------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|

 3:32
|---------------------|
|---------------------|
|-7b9rb7--p5h7p5------|
|---------------------|
|---------------------|
|---------------------|

 3:35
|------------------| 
|--8----------8-8--|
|--7b9rb7-----7-7--|
|------------------|
|------------------|
|------------------|

 3:38
|---------------------|
|---------------------|
|-5/7-h9p7------------|
|-x--------7----------|
|---------------------|
|---------------------|

 3:41                                    
|---------------|
|----------8----|
|-7b9rb7---7----|
|---------------|
|---------------|
|---------------|

3:44
|-----------------------------|
|-10--10-10----10--10--10-10--|
|---9------7/9---9---9--------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
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fret fook wrote on January 16 2010, 12:44 am

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