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I Gotsta Get Paid Tab

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ZZ Top - "I Gotsta Get Paid", from the 2012 album, La Futura
Tabbed by MetalHead2475

This is my first tab, I think it is fairly accurate

Intro/Main Riff
The A string is palm-muted throughout the riff
E|--5---5---3----------------5---5---3-------------|
B|-------------5--3--1h2------------------3--3b----|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

E|--5---5---3---------------5---5---3--------------|
B|---------------3--3b-----------------5--3--1b2---|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

E|--5---5---3---------------5---5---3--------------|
B|-------------5--3--1h2---------------5--3--1h2---|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

E|--5---5---3--------------------------------------|
B|----------------3--3b------3---------1-----------|
G|---------------------------2---------0-----------|
D|---------------------------0---------2-----------|
A|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----------------3-----------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

Twenty-five lighters....

     You know I got to get paid
E|-------------------------------------------------|
B|--3---------1------------------------------------|
G|--2---------0------------------------------------|
D|--0---------2------------------------------------|
A|------------3------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

E|--5---5---3---------------5---5---3--------------|
B|-------------5--3--1h2---------------5--3--1h2---|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

Twenty-five lighters....

     You know I gotsta get paid
E|-------------------------------------------------|
B|--3---------1------------------------------------|
G|--2---------0------------------------------------|
D|--0---------2------------------------------------|
A|------------3------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

         (The timing may be off right here, listen to the song for reference.
E|--5---5---3-----------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3------|
B|-------------5--3--1h2----3/5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--3---|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

Verses:
(The verses go like this with small solos in between)

   I got 25 lighters from my 25 folks
E|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------2-----------2-----------------------------|
D|-------2-----------2-----------------------------|
A|-------0-----------0-----------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

...

Chorus
    25 lighters..................I gotsta get paid
E|-------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------3--------1-----------------|
G|----------------------2--------0-----------------|
D|--2----4----5----4----0--------2-----------------|
A|--0----0----0----0-------------3-----------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

E|--5---5---3---------------5---5---3--------------|
B|-------------5--3--1h2---------------5--3--1h2---|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

    25 lighters..................I gotsta get paid
E|-------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------3--------1-----------------|
G|----------------------2--------0-----------------|
D|--2----4----5----4----0--------2-----------------|
A|--0----0----0----0-------------3-----------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

E|--5---5---3-----------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3------|
B|-------------5--3--1h2----3/5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--3---|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

Play this under the solo
E|-------------------------------------------------|
B|--3---------1------------------------------------|
G|--2---------0----------2-------------------------|
D|--0---------2----------2-------------------------|
A|------------3----------0-------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

Then more verses like this:
   Zig an me slamin' 'bout 25 doors....
E|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------2-----------2-----------------------------|
D|-------2-----------2-----------------------------|
A|-------0-----------0-----------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
.......

Chorus
E|-------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------3--------1-----------------|
G|----------------------2--------0-----------------|
D|--2----4----5----4----0--------2-----------------|
A|--0----0----0----0-------------3-----------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

E|--5---5---3---------------5---5---3--------------|
B|-------------5--3--1h2---------------5--3--1h2---|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------3--------1-----------------|
G|----------------------2--------0-----------------|
D|--2----4----5----4----0--------2-----------------|
A|--0----0----0----0-------------3-----------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

E|--5---5---3---------------5---5---3--------------|
B|-------------5--3--1h2---------------5--3--1h2---|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------3--------1-----------------|
G|----------------------2--------0-----------------|
D|--2----4----5----4----0--------2-----------------|
A|--0----0----0----0-------------3-----------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

E|--5---5---3---------------5---5---3--------------|
B|-------------5--3--1h2---------------5--3--1h2---|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
    25 lighters..................I gotsta get paid
E|-------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------3--------1-----------------|
G|----------------------2--------0-----------------|
D|--2----4----5----4----0--------2-----------------|
A|--0----0----0----0-------------3-----------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
                          something like this, listen to the song for timing
E|--5---5---3-----------------3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3|
B|-------------5--3--1h2----3/5-5-5-3/5-5-5-3/5-5-5|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

Play this a few times under the solo
E|-------------------------------------------------|
B|--3---------1------------------------------------|
G|--2---------0----------2-------------------------|
D|--0---------2----------2-------------------------|
A|------------3----------0-------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

This doesn't sound 100% correct, but it's close
Play this twice
E|--7-7---7---7-7---7------------------------------|
B|--6-6---6---6-6---6------------------------------|
G|--5-5---5---5-5---5------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|


Send me a message if you have any improvements/comments
Thanks!

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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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Bronychord wrote on June 14 2013, 06:56 pm

As far as i can hear, this is perfect. Thank you for this wonderful tab!

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Yanndc wrote on August 7 2014, 03:46 pm

Thanks a lot!

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