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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: dgaudet@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca (Dean Gaudet)

Here's the result of another lazy Sunday afternoon.  Funny thing about
this song is that I didn't fall in love with it until I heard it in the
video _Home and Away_.  On the album _Regards from Chuck Pink_ there's
too much background stuff cluttering Leo's sound.  It could also just
be the difference having seen him do the bend in part A.  He makes an
exagerated motion up and down with the guitar neck.  :)

As far as Kottke songs go, this one seems intermediate in difficulty.
I *strongly* suggest you try this on a 12 string tuned down 2 whole
tones.  A 6 string, or a concert 12 just don't seem to do it justice.
Not enough growl.

As usual, linefeeds inserted so that it prints nicely at 66 lines/page.

Enjoy
Dean

"I Yell at Traffic" by Leo Kottke
Found on _Regards from Chuck Pink, and _Home and Away_.
Transcribed by Dean Gaudet.

Twelve string guitar.  Standard tuning.  The version on _Regards_ is concert
pitch.  The version on _Home and Away_ is 2 whole tones down from concert.
Transcribed from the _Home and Away_ video, but matches the _Regards_
version fairly well.  Some assembly required.

_Home and Away_ ordering:   ABCD AEFD AEG
_Regards_ ordering      : E ABCD AEFD AEG

Part A:

    Em                          B7                    Repeat 4x
||------------3-----0--------|---------------------------||
||------------------------0--|--------------3b(4)b(3)----||
||*--------------------------|-----2-----2--------------*||
||*-----2--------------------|--------1-----------------*||
||---------2-----------2-----|--2------------------------||
||---0-----------0-----------|---------------------------||
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

   5/6 X -----------------    1/3 V -----------------
   Gaug11                     Aaug11
|-----------10-------------|--------------5-----5-----|
|-----12----------12-------|-----------5--------5-----|
|-----------------------10-|-----8--------------7-----|
|--------11----------11----|--------7-----------8-----|
|--10----------10----------|--0-----------------0-----|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

   5/6 X -----------------    1/3 V -----------------
   Gaug11                     Aaug11
|-----------10-------------|--------------5-----------|
|-----12----------12-------|-----------5--------------|
|-----------------------10-|-----8-----------------4--|
|--------11----------11----|--------7-----------------|
|--10----------10----------|--0-----------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

   Em
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--0-----0-----0-----------|--0-----0-----0-----------|
|-----3--2--1--0-----------|--0-----0-----0-----------|
|-----------------4-----3--|-----2--1--0--------------|
|--------------------------|--------------4--3-----2--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

|--------------------------|--0-----------------------|
|--0-----0-----0-----------|--0-----------------------|
|--0-----0-----0-----------|--0-----------------------|
|--------------------------|--2-----------------------|
|-----1--0-----------------|--2-----------------------|
|-----------4--3--2--1--0--|--------------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

Part B:
                              V -----------  VII ----
                              Am             Bm
|--------------------------|--------------5-/7--------|
|--0-----0-----------------|--------------5-/7--------|
|--2-/4--2-/4--0--------0--|-----------5--------------|
|-----------------2--0-----|-----7--------------------|
|--------------------------|--------7-----------------|
|--------------------------|--5-----------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

                              V --------- VII -------
                              Am          Bm
|--------------------------|--5--5--5--5--7-----------|
|--------------------------|--5--5--5--5--7-----------|
|--0-----------------------|--5--5--5--5--7-----------|
|-----4-/5--5--4-\2--0-----|--7--7--7--7--9-----------|
|-----------------------2--|--7--7--7--7--9-----------|
|--------------------------|--5--5--5--5--7-----------|
                              ^  V  ^  V  ^
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

                              V -----------  VII ----
                              Am             Bm
|--------------------------|--------------5-/7--------|
|--0-----0-----------------|--------------5-/7--------|
|--2-/4--2-/4--0--------0--|-----------5--------------|
|-----------------2--0-----|-----7--------------------|
|--------------------------|--------7-----------------|
|--------------------------|--5-----------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--0-----------------------|--------------------------|
|-----4-/5--5--4-\2--0-----|--0-----------------------|
|-----------------------2--|-----2-/3--3--2-p0--------|
|--------------------------|--------------------3--0--|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

   V --------- VII -------    V --------- VII -------
   Am          Bm             Am          Bm
|--5--5--5--5--7-----------|--5--5--5--5--7-----------|
|--5--5--5--5--7-----------|--5--5--5--5--7-----------|
|--5--5--5--5--7-----------|--5--5--5--5--7-----------|
|--7--7--7--7--9-----------|--7--7--7--7--9-----------|
|--7--7--7--7--9-----------|--7--7--7--7--9-----------|
|--5--5--5--5--7-----------|--5--5--5--5--7-----------|
   ^  V  ^  V  ^              ^  V  ^  V  ^
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

   G9
|--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|--12-12-12-12-12----------|
|--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|--12-12-12-12-12----------|
|--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|--12-12-12-12-12----------|
|--11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|--11-11-11-11-11----------|
|--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|--12-12-12-12-12----------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   ^  V  ^  V  ^  V  ^  V     ^  V  ^  V  ^
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

Part C:

   Em
|--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
|--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------------0-----0--|
|--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------0--------------|
|--2-----------------------|--------------------2-----|
|--2-----------2-----------|-----2--------------------|
|--0--------------------0--|--------------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

   B7
|--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
|--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------------0--------|
|--2-----2-----2-----------|-----------2-----------2--|
|--1-----------------------|-----1--------------1-----|
|--2--------------------2--|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

   Em
|--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
|--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------------0-----0--|
|--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------0--------------|
|--2-----------------------|--------------------2-----|
|--2-----------2-----------|-----2--------------------|
|--0--------------------0--|--------------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

   B7
|--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
|--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------------0--------|
|--2-----2-----2-----------|-----------2-----------2--|
|--1-----------------------|-----1--------------1-----|
|--2--------------------2--|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

   Am
|--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
|--1-----1-----1-----------|-----------------1--------|
|--2-----2-----2-----------|-----------2-----------2--|
|--2-----------------------|-----2--------------2-----|
|--0--------------------0--|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

   Em
|--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
|--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------------0-----0--|
|--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------0--------------|
|--2-----------------------|--------------------2-----|
|--2-----------2-----------|-----2--------------------|
|--0--------------------0--|--------------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

   Am7
|--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
|--1-----1-----1-----------|-----------------1--------|
|--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------0-----------0--|
|--2-----------------------|-----2--------------2-----|
|--0--------------------0--|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

   D
|--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
|--3-----3-----3-----------|-----------------3-----3--|
|--2-----2-----2-----------|-----2--------------2-----|
|--0--------------------0--|-----------0--------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

Part D:

|-----||---------------------------|---------------------------||
|-----||---------------------------|---------------------------||
|-----||*--------------------------|--------------------------*||
|--4--||*-/5--5\----4\----3-----0--|-----3/----4/-(5)------4--*||
|-----||---------------------------|---------------------------||
|-----||---5---\-4---\-3-----0-----|--3---/-4---/-5------------||
   .       1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|-/5--5\----4-/5--5\----4--|-/5--5\----4-/5--5\----4--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--5---\-4-----5---\-4-----|--5---\-4-----5---\-4-----|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

Part E:

  Em
|--12-12-10-10-0--0--0--0--|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
|--0--0--0--0--13-13-12-12-|--10-10-0--0--0--0--0--0--|
|--------------------------|--------12-12-11-11-9--9--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--0--0--0--0--------------|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--0--0--0--0--------------|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--0--0--0--0--------------|
|--12-12-10-10-9--9--0--0--|--0--0--0--0--------------|
|--------------------12-12-|--10-10-9--9--------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

Part F:

   Am
|--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
|--1-----1-----1-----------|-----------------1--------|
|--2-----2-----2-----------|-----------2-----------2--|
|--2-----------------------|-----2--------------2-----|
|--0--------------------0--|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

   Em
|--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
|--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------------0-----0--|
|--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------0--------------|
|--2-----------------------|--------------------2-----|
|--2-----------2-----------|-----2--------------------|
|--0--------------------0--|--------------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

   B7
|--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
|--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------------0--------|
|--2-----2-----2-----------|-----------2-----------2--|
|--1-----------------------|-----1--------------1-----|
|--2--------------------2--|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

   Am
|--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
|--1-----1-----1-----------|-----------------1--------|
|--2-----2-----2-----------|-----------2-----------2--|
|--2-----------------------|-----2--------------2-----|
|--0--------------------0--|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

   Em
|--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
|--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------------0-----0--|
|--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------0--------------|
|--2-----------------------|--------------------2-----|
|--2-----------2-----------|-----2--------------------|
|--0--------------------0--|--------------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

   Am7
|--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
|--1-----1-----1-----------|-----------------1--------|
|--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------0-----------0--|
|--2-----------------------|-----2--------------2-----|
|--0--------------------0--|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

   D
|--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
|--3-----3-----3-----------|-----------------3-----3--|
|--2-----2-----2-----------|-----2--------------2-----|
|--0--------------------0--|-----------0--------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

Part G:

   Em
|--0-----------0-----------|
|--0-----------0-----------|
|--0-----------0-----------|
|--2---------/-14----------|
|--2---------/-14----------|
|--0-----------0-----------|
   V           ^
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .
   rit.
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mezmetized33 wrote on February 28 2006, 10:04 pm

i like it. pretty good tab, but it isn't exactly like leo

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tman4000 wrote on May 26 2008, 10:31 pm

Yeah, I'd say this is about 75% correct, but still, It has helped me a lot, so I thank you for the tab.

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