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Goodbye Stranger Tab

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Supertramp - Goodbye Stranger
From the album: Breakfast In America
Transcribed by: Travis Lausch

This song is incredibly dynamic, and features a lot of volume shifts, so I've marked 
out.
I couldn't really be bothered transcribing the ending solo's rhythm as it's really 
It's not
that hard to figure out something for yourself there. Actually, I'm not even sure if 
is any
guitar in that section or not. Portions of this tab are based on a Guitar Pro tab I 
on this
site, but some parts of the solo and otherwise were learned by ear.

Guitar tuning is standard (E A D G B E)

Pause for piano intro

Riff 1 (1st prechorus)
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------4------------------1--------------------------|
|--2---------------1---------------------------------------------4---------------|
                                                                 ^ a little softer

Pause for second verse on piano

Riff 2 (2nd prechorus)
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------4------------------1----------|
|--2---------------1---------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------4------------------1----------|
|--4---------------2---------------------------------------------|

Pause for piano

Chorus
(turn down volume)
|--8--------------8-----------------9--------------------------------|
|-----9--------------7-----------------9--------------------8--------|
|--------8--------------8-----------------10------------10-----8-----|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------| repeat 7 times, then:

|--8--------------8-----------------8-------------------8------------|
|-----9--------------8-----------------9-------------------7---------|
|--------8--------------9-----------------10-------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

Third verse:

(Roll back volume and palm mute)
|------------------|
|------------------|
|------------------|
|------------------|
|------------------|
|--4--4-4-3/4-4-4--| repeat 18x

Play riff 2 (turn up volume)

Play chorus (turn down volume)

Before solo:
(turn up volume)
|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|
|--4\-------------------| x5

|------------------|
|------------------|
|------------------|
|------------------|
|------------------|
|--4---4---4---4---|

Pre-solo lead:
|------------------|
|--4tr7------------|
|------------------|
|------------------|
|------------------|
|------------------|

Under solo:
(turn off distortion)
|--4--------------4----------------|
|--4--------------4----------------|
|--5--------------6----------------|
|--4--------------4----------------|
|--6--------------6----------------|
|--4--------------4----------------|
strum each chord in a funky syncopation

Solo:
|--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|--3/4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
|--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------| x3

|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------13--|
|--3/4-4-4-4/6-6-6-6/8-8-8-8-8/9-9-9--|--9/11-11-11-11/13-13-13-13/15-15-15-15/16-----|
|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------13h14--|-------------------------------13h14--|
|--15~--15~--15-15--15~--15~-15--------|--15~--15~--15-15--15~--15~-15--------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--14--14--14h16-----------------|--14--14--14h16-----------------|
|----------------13~-13~-13-13~--|----------------13~-13~-13-13~--|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|--------14--------13----------|--------14--------13----------|
|------------13--------13------|------------13--------13------|
|--13h15--------15---------15--|--13h15--------15---------15--|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|

|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|-------16---------16----------|-------18---------/18---18----|
|-----------16--------x-16-----|-----------16-----------------|
|--/18---------18----------18--|--/18----------18-------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--18b19---b19-b19-b19r18--16h18--|--18b19---b19-b19-b19r18--16h18--|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|---------18---------16------|------14---------13------|
|--18b19-----b19-18------18--|--16------16-14------14--|
|----------------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------------|-------------------------|

|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--12b--------------12h14--|--12b----------14b16-14--|
|---------x-x-11h13--------|--------13--13-----------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|--12b------------12--14--|--12b---------------------|
|---------13---13---------|---------13---x-x--x-x----|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|

Begin fade
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|--11--x-11--x-11--11--11--------11--|--11--x-11--x-11--11--11--------11--|
|--11--x-11--x-11--11--11--------11--|--11--x-11--x-11--11--11--------11--|
|--------------------------11h13-----|--------------------------11h13-----|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|--12--x-12--x-12--11--x-11--x-11----|------------------------------------|
|--13--x-13--x-13--11--x-11--x-11----|--10h11p10p8-10-x-10-11-11-x-8-x-8--|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

|------------------------|-------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------|
|-------10--------8------|-----6-------4-----|
|--/11-----11-10-----10--|--8-----8-6-----6--|
|------------------------|-------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------|

|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------14-|
|-----------------------------------|--/13--13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-x-x-----|
|--/6--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|---------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--12b--------------14-----|--12b----------14b16-14--|
|---------x-x-11h13--------|--------13--13-----------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|

                                               Fade Out
|--------------------------|-------------------------||
|--12b--------------12h14--|--12b----------14b16-14--||
|---------x-x-11h13--------|--------13--13-----------||
|--------------------------|-------------------------||
|--------------------------|-------------------------||
|--------------------------|-------------------------||
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LuvJimmiHendrix wrote on March 3 2008, 12:15 am

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LuvJimmiHendrix wrote on March 3 2008, 12:23 am

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