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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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

The other versions were ok, but are for the wrong tuning and for only one guitar.
This ones perfect.

SLEEPWALK
As recorded by Santo & Johnny
(From the 1987 Album LA BAMBA '87)


Transcribed by dockuriaky@yahoo.com

 Music by Santo Farina, John Farina and Ann Farina

 

C
8 10 10 9 8 8 
Am
5 7 7 5 5 5 
Fm
1 3 3 1 1 1 
G7
3 5 x 4 6 x 
F
1 3 3 2 1 1 
C7
8 10 x 9 11 x 
G7+9
3 5 x 4 6 6 
C6add9
x 3 2 2 3 3 
G+7b9
x x 3 4 4 4 
C6add9IX
x x 10 9 10 10 


Gtr I (F A# D# G# C F) - 'Guitar 1 (standard tuning) up half step'
Gtr II (G# C D# G# C D#) - 'Guitar 2 (open G tuning) half step higher(slide guitar)'


 Intro
  Q.=68
  C               Am                  Fm            G7
 6/8
  Gtr I
  E E E  E E E    E   E  E  E E  E    E E E E E E     E  E E E   E   E
  | | |  | |      |   |  |  | |       | | | | |       |  | | |   |
  / / /  / /      /   /  /  / /       / / / / /       /  / / /   /

  Gtr II
                            ~~                        ~~~~
  E E E  E E E    E   E  E  Q    E    E E E E E E     Q.     E   E   E
|---------------|-------------------|-------------|----------------------|
|---5-5-/5-5-5\-|-------------------|-------------|----------8-/10-/17---|
|---5-5-/5-5-5\-|---/14-14-14---14\-|-------------|----------------------|
|---------------|---/14-14-14---14\-|---6-6-6-6-6-|----------------------|
|---------------|-------------------|---6-6-6-6-6-|-/12------------------|
|---------------|-------------------|-------------|-/12------------------|


  C                     Am
    E    E E   E  E E     E  E E E E E
    |    | |   |  |       |  | | | |
    /    / /   /  /       /  / / / /

         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
   +E    Q    +Q.        +H.
|---------------------|----------------|
|-(17)-\12---(12)-----|-(12)-----------|
|---------------------|----------------|
|---------------------|----------------|
|---------------------|----------------|
|---------------------|----------------|


  F                    G7
   E E  E   E   E  E    E  E E   E  E E
   | |  |   |   |       |  | |   |  |
   / /  /   /   /       /  / /   /  /

                        ~~~~~~~~~~~~
   Q    E  +E   E  E    Q.      +Q    E
|--------------------|--------------------||
|--------------------|--------------------||
|--------------------|--------------------||
|--------------------|--------------------||
|-10---10-(10)-10-10s|=12------(12)-------||
|-10---10-(10)-10-10s|=12------(12)-------||


   Verse
    C                         Am             Fm              G7
      E E   E    E    E   E   E  E E E E E    E  E E E E E    E E E E E E
      | |   |    |    |       |  | | | |      |  | | | |      | | | | |
      / /   /    /    /       /  / / / /      /  / / / /      / / / / /

            ~~~~              ~~                                  ~
      Q    +E   +E   +Q       H.             +Q.     E E E    Q   E Q   E
||--/10---(10)-(10)-(10)\---|-5------------|-(5)-------3-5-|-/6---5-----3---|
||o-------------------------|--------------|-----------3-5-|-/6---5---------|
||--------------------------|--------------|---------------|----------------|
||--------------------------|--------------|---------------|----------------|
||o-------------------------|--------------|---------------|----------------|
||--------------------------|--------------|---------------|----------------|


  C                     Am             Fm              G7
    E E   E    E  E E   E  E E E E E    E  E E E E E    E E E E E E
    | |   |    |  |     |  | | | |      |  | | | |      | | | | |
    / /   /    /  /     /  / / / /      /  / / / /      / / / / /

          ~~~~          ~~                                  ~
    Q    +E   +Q    E   H.             +Q.     E E E    Q   E Q   E
|-/10---(10)-(10)S==5-|-5------------|-(5)-------3-5-|-/6---5-----3---|
|---------------------|--------------|-----------3-5-|-/6---5---------|
|---------------------|--------------|---------------|----------------|
|---------------------|--------------|---------------|----------------|
|---------------------|--------------|---------------|----------------|
|---------------------|--------------|---------------|----------------|


                                                  1.
  C                 Am              Fm             G7
   E  E E E   E E   E E E  E  E E   E  E E E E E    E E E E E E
   |  | | |   |     | | |  |  |     |  | | | |      | | | | |
   /  / / /   /     / / /  /  /     /  / / / /      / / / / /

   ~~~                  ~~~~~~
   Q.     S S E E   Q   E +Q.       Q.     E E E    Q   e Q   S S
|-/5--------5-----|---------------|--------------|-------------------|
|---------5---5---|---------------|--------------|-/5---5-----5-5----|
|---------------5-|---------------|----------5-5-|-------------------|
|-----------------|-7---7-(7)-----|--------------|-/5---5-----5-5----|
|-----------------|---------------|--------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|---------------|--------------|-------------------|


  C                  Am
  E  E E E   E   E     E    E E   E  E E
  |  | | |   |         |    | |   |  |
  /  / / /   /         /    / /   /  /

  ~~                        ~~~~~~~~~
  Q.     E   E   E    +E    Q    +Q.
|------------------|---------------------|
|-5------8-/10-/17-|-(17)-\12---(12)-----|
|------------------|---------------------|
|-5----------------|---------------------|
|------------------|---------------------|
|------------------|---------------------|


  F                    G7
   E E  E   E   E  E    E  E E   E  E E
   | |  |   |   |       |  | |   |  |
   / /  /   /   /       /  / /   /  /

                        ~~~~~~~~~~~~
   Q    E  +E   E  E    Q.      +Q    E
|--------------------|---------------------||
|--------------------|--------------------o||
|--------------------|---------------------||
|--------------------|---------------------||
|-10---10-(10)-10-10s|=12------(12)-------o||
|-10---10-(10)-10-10s|=12------(12)--------||


  2.
  G7               C              F
   E E E E E E     E  E E E E E    E E  E   E   E  E
   | | | | |       |  | | | |      | |  |   |   |
   / / / / /       /  / / / /      / /  /   /   /

                   ~~
   Q   e Q   S S   H.              Q    E  +E   E  E
|----------------|--------------|--------------------|
|-/5---5-----5-5-|--------------|--------------------|
|----------------|-5------------|--------------------|
|-/5---5---------|--------------|--------------------|
|----------------|--------------|-10---10-(10)-10-10-|
|----------------|--------------|-10---10-(10)-10-10-|


  C
   E  E E E E E    E  E E E E E
   |  | | | | |    |  | | | |
   /  / / / / /    /  / / / /

   H.             +Q.     Q   E
|---------------|-----------------||
|-/5------------|-(5)-------------||
|-/5------------|-(5)---------5---||
|---------------|-----------------||
|---------------|-----------------||
|---------------|-----------------||


 Chorus
  F                                       Fm
   E E E  E  E E     E E   E   E   E  E   E E E  E  E E    E E  E  E E  E
   | | |  |  | |     | |   |   |   |  |   | | |  |  | |    | |  |  | |
   / / /  /  / /     / /   /   /   /  /   / / /  /  / /    / /  /  / /

       ~~~~~~                                 ~~~~~~            ~~~
   Q   E +Q    E     Q     E  +E   E  E   Q   E +Q    E    Q    E  Q    E
|-/7---7-(7)-----|-/14---/14-(14)-12-10-|---------------|-14---12s10---10S===|
|----------------|----------------------|-9---9-(9)-----|--------------------|
|----------------|----------------------|---------------|--------------------|
|----------------|----------------------|---------------|--------------------|
|----------------|----------------------|---------------|--------------------|
|----------------|----------------------|---------------|--------------------|


  C                                        C7
  E E E  E  E  E       E E  E   E  E E     E  E E E E E    E  E E E E E
  | | |  |  |  |       | |  |   |  | |     |  | | | | |    |  | | | |
  / / /  /  /  /       / /  /   /  / /     /  / / / / /    /  / / / /

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~          ~~~            ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  Q   E +Q    +S  S    Q   +E  +E  E S S   H.             +Q.     Q   E
|-5---5-(5)---(5)---|-/7---(7)-(7)s5-----|-5------------|-(5)--------------|
|-5---5-(5)---(5)-5-|----------------4-5-|--------------|-------------5----|
|-------------------|--------------------|--------------|------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|--------------|------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|--------------|------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|--------------|------------------|


  F                                         Fm
   E E E  E  E E     E E  E   E   E     E   E E E  E  E E     E E  E  E E  E
   | | |  |  | |     | |  |   |   |     |   | | |  |  | |     | |  |  | |
   / / /  /  / /     / /  /   /   /     /   / / /  /  / /     / /  /  / /

       ~~~~~~             ~~                    ~~~~~~
   Q   E +Q    E     Q    E  +E   S  S  E   Q   E +Q    E     Q    E  Q    E
|-/7---7-(7)-----|-/14---12-(12)s10----10-|---------------|-/14---12s10---10---|
|----------------|------------------10----|-9---9-(9)-----|--------------------|
|----------------|------------------------|---------------|--------------------|
|----------------|------------------------|---------------|--------------------|
|----------------|------------------------|---------------|--------------------|
|----------------|------------------------|---------------|--------------------|


  G7                                       G7+9
   E E  E   E  E  E     E E  E   E  E  E    E  E E E  E E   E E E E E E
   | |  |   |  |  |     | |  |   |  |  |    |  | | |  | |   | | | | |
   / /  /   /  /  /     / /  /   /  /  /    /  / / /  / /   / / / / /

        ~~~~~~~              ~~~~~~~
   Q    E  +Q     E     Q    E  +Q     E    Q.     Q.       W
|-------------------|--------------------|----------------|---------------||
|-------------------|--------------------|----------------|---------------||
|-12---12-(12)---12-|-/15---15-(15)---15S|=12-------------|---------------||
|-12---12-(12)---12-|-/15---15-(15)---15S|=12-------------|---------------||
|-------------------|--------------------|----------------|---------------||
|-------------------|--------------------|----------------|---------------||


 Outro
  C                   Am              Fm              G7
  E  E E   E E   E    E E E  E  E E    E  E E E E E    E E E E E E
  |  | |   | |        | | |  |  |      |  | | | |      | | | | |
  /  / /   / /        / / /  /  /      /  / / / /      / / / / /

                          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  Q.       Q    +E    Q   E +Q.       +Q.     E E E    Q   e Q   E
|--------/10---(10)S|=5---5-(5)-----|-(5)-------3-5-|-/6---5-----3---|
|-------------------|---------------|-----------3-5-|-/6---5---------|
|-------------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
|-------------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
|-------------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
|-------------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|


  C                     Am             Fm              G7
    E E   E    E  E E   E  E E E E E    E  E E E E E    E E E E E E
    | |   |    |  |     |  | | | |      |  | | | |      | | | | |
    / /   /    /  /     /  / / / /      /  / / / /      / / / / /

          ~~~~          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Q    +E   +Q    E   H.             +Q.     E E E    Q   E Q   E
|-/10---(10)-(10)S==5-|-5------------|-(5)-------3-5-|-/6---5-----3---|
|---------------------|--------------|-----------3-5-|-/6---5---------|
|---------------------|--------------|---------------|----------------|
|---------------------|--------------|---------------|----------------|
|---------------------|--------------|---------------|----------------|
|---------------------|--------------|---------------|----------------|


  C                 Am             Fm
   E  E E E   E E   E E E e  e e   Q.   +Q  E
   |  | | |   |     | | | |  | |   |     |
   /  / / /   /     / / / /  / /   /     /

   ~~~
   Q.     S S E E   Q   E Q.       Q.    Q  E
|-/5--------5-----|--------------|-------------|
|---------5---5---|--------------|-------------|
|---------------5-|--------------|------/5--5--|
|-----------------|-7---7-7------|-------------|
|-----------------|--------------|-------------|
|-----------------|--------------|-------------|


  G7              G7+9               C6add9 G+7b9  C6add9IX
   H.             Q.    Q.            Q   E Q  E   H.
   |              |                   |     |      |
   /              /                   /     /      /

       ~~~~~~     ~~                  ~~~
   Q   E +Q   E   Q   E E    E   E    H.           W
|---------------:------------------:-------------:-------*|
|-/5---5-(5)--4-:-3-----8--/10-/17s:=12----------:-------*|
|---------------:------------------:-------------:-------*|
|-/5---5-(5)--4-:-3----------------:-------------:-------*|
|---------------:------------------:-------------:-------*|
|---------------:------------------:-------------:-------*|




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
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ledleo wrote on March 14 2008, 11:45 am

This is the best tabulature posted on this site for sleepwalk, as played in the La Bamba movie. Don't be shy to play in a different tuning, you'll be glad you did

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reneesblues1167 wrote on February 4 2010, 08:10 pm

This could also be capoed at the second fret.

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reneesblues1167 wrote on February 4 2010, 08:54 pm

This could also be capoed at the second fret.

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