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DRY COUNTY
-------------
by Bon Jovi
From the album "keep the faith" (1992)
transcribed by Santiago Rodriguez ( santiago_srod@hotmail.com )
Maracay, Venezuela

This is the best song that I ever heard in my life!! the best Bon jovi
song and the largerst one too, the Richie's guitar work is so Amazing, the
piano is amazing, the voice is amazing, the lyric is amazing, the drums are
amazing and the bass amazing, everything is amazing in this song. This song
has evething. Santiago Rodriguez... This is the best Tab that i ever made
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begining the song:
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|--------------h3p0h3p0h3p0-|
A|-h3p0h3p0h3p0--------------|
E|---------------------------|

----------------------
   Main Intro:

e|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
B|------5-6-p5---5~----------------|-----5-6-p5---8p6p5-8-b(10)b(11)r-8~-|
G|----7--------7---7--5-5~--7-7~---|-5-7--------7------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

--------
Fill 1:
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|--------3~----|
A|-0-0--5----5~-|
E|--------------|

----------
  [Verse I]
----------|
----------|
Main intro
----------|
----------|
Fill 1
----------
[Verse II:]

   Dm    C   Am   Bb
e|-------------------||--------------|
B|-----6--------1----||--------------|
G|-----7--------2----||--------------|
D|---7---5----2----3-||------3~------|
A|-5-----3---0-----1-||-1-3/5--5p3p0-|
E|-------------------||--------------|

   Dm   C   Am    Bb
e|-------------------||-----------|
B|-----6-------------||-----------|
G|-----7--------2----||-----------|
D|---7---5----2----3-||-----------|
A|-5-----3---0-----1-||-0-0-3-5---|
E|-------------------||-----------|

   Dm    C   Am   Bb
e|-------------------||--------------|
B|-----6--------1----||--------------|
G|-----7--------2----||--------------|
D|---7---5----2----3-||------3~------|
A|-5-----3---0-----1-||-1-3/5--5p3p0-|
E|-------------------||--------------|

   Dm    C   Am
e|---------------|
B|-----6---------|
G|-----7------2--|
D|---7---5----2--|
A|-5-----3---0---|
E|---------------|

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[Pre-pre-chorus:]

   F          Gm         Bb          C
e|-----1----------3-----------1-----------------|
B|-----1----------3-----------3-----------3-----|
G|-----2----------3---------3----3------5---5---|
D|---3----3------5---5-----3-------3---5------5-|
A|--3-------3---5------5--1-----------3---------|
E|-1-----------3--------------------------------|

   F          Gm         Bb             C  W/distorsion
e|-----1----------3-----------1-------|-------------------------|
B|-----1----------3-----------3-------|-------------------------|
G|-----2----------3---------3----3----|-------------------------|
D|---3----3------5---5-----3-------3--|--5-5-5-5-5-5------------|
A|--3-------3---5------5--1-----------|--3-3-3-3-3-3--3-5p3-----|
E|-1-----------3----------------------|----------------------5~-|
                                       PM...........
-----------
[Pre-Chorus]
 (If u can't open the Fingers with this chords try in another position
  There's so many way to make this chord but to me this is the best)

   D5                D5/C                 D5/Bb               D5/C
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7--7-7-7--7--7-777--7--7-7-7--7--7-777--7--7-7-7--7--7-777--7--7-7-7--7--7-777-|
A|-5--5-5-5--5--5-555--3--3-3-3--3--3-333----------------------3--3-3-3--3--3-333-|
E|-----------------------------------------6--6-6-6--6--6-666---------------------|
      .....     .....     .....     .....     .....       ...     .....     .....

       --------------
[Chorus]

e|----------|-----------------------------------------|
B|----------|-----------------------------------------|
G|----------|--------------------------------------3--|
D|----------|---------------5-55-5--3-33-3----5---3-3-|
A|--3h5p3---|-3-33-3------3-3-33-3--1-11-1---5---1----|
E|--------5-|-1-11-1-1-3/5------------------3---------|
                ..            ..      ..

e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|---------------5-55-5--3-33-3-----|
A|-3-33-3------3-3-33-3--1-11-1-----|
E|-1-11-1-1-3/5---------------------|
     ..            ..      ..

---------------------
Main-intro2: This is like the firsts ones but with something diferent

e|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
B|------5-6-p5---5~-------------------|-----5-6-p5---8p6p5-8-b(10)b(11)r-8~-|
G|----7--------7---7--5-5~-5h7p5--7~--|-5-7--------7------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

--------
Fill 1:
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|--------3~----|
A|-0-0--5----5~-|
E|--------------|

---------
[Verse III:]

   Dm    C   Am     Bb
e|----------------||--------------|
B|-----6----------||--------------|
G|-----7----------||--------------|
D|---7---5----2---||-3-3----------|
A|-5-----3---0----||-----5p3------|
E|----------------||---------5~---|

   Dm    C   Am     Bb
e|----------------||------------|
B|-----6----------||------------|
G|-----7----------||-3------3---|
D|---7---5----2---||-3------3---|
A|-5-----3---0----||---5p3h5----|
E|----------------||------------|

   Dm    C   Am     Bb
e|----------------||-------------|
B|-----6----------||-------------|
G|-----7----------||-------------|
D|---7---5----2---||-------------|
A|-5-----3---0----||-5--5-5p3----|
E|----------------||---------5---|

   Dm    C   Am
e|---------------|
B|-----6---------|
G|-----7------2--|
D|---7---5----2--|
A|-5-----3---0---|
E|---------------|

-------------
Pre-prechorus (like first one)
--------------|
--------------|
Pre-chorus  (like first one)
------------|
------------|
Chorus (like first one)
-------------|
-------------|
[Solo 1]

e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------13b(15)-13~--|
G|--------------------------------10-12b(14)r12p10-12~--------------|
D|-----10-12p10----12p10----10-12-----------------------------------|
A|--12----------12-------12-----------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|  ------------------------------------10-12-13-15b(17)r-15~~--///----|
B|  -13-11-10---10-11-13-11-10--10-11-13-------------------------------|
G|  ---------12---------------12---------------------------------------|
D|  -------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|  -------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|  -------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|  ----------------13-15--15b(17)15b(17)~~r15p13-15~-b(18)-r15p13-15------|
B|  -----------13-15--------------------------------------------------13~~-|
G|  --10h12/14-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|  -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|  -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|  -----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----12-15b(17)r-13~-15p13p12~---------12h13p12------------13-15b(17)~~r-13-15-----|
B|-15---------------------------15p13-15---------15p13-15-15-------------------13~~-|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

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[pre-solo 2] (Arpeggio)

   Dm                                  C
e|------13----12----13-----12--12------------12-----10----10----10--10-------|
B|----15--15----15----15---------13--13----13--13-----13----13--------13--13-|
G|--14------14----14----14---14----14----12------12-----12----12--12----12---|
D|-0-----------------------------------0-------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|x8

     In the arpeggio since the 4th time
e|-------------|
B|-------------|
G|--12b(14)~~--|
D|-------------|
A|-------------|
E|-------------|

-------------
[Solo 2]

 |moving to the solo.......| (this part is hard to hear)
e|------------------------------------------|
B|-13t11t10t--------------------------------|  f: more than triples
G|----------12t10t--------------------------|  t:triple
D|----------------12t10t--------------------|  d:double
A|----------------------13t12t10t-----------|  /x:Pick slide up
E|-------------------------------13t12t10t--|  {} : very quickly

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------/x-----------------/x-----------/x-----------/x----|
G|-12p10h12p10h12p10/x12p10h12p10h12p10/x12p10h12p10/x12p10h12p10/x----|
D|------------------/x-----------------/x-----------/x-----------/x----|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-13b(15)~~(15)t-r10--10--------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------12--12-10-12p10---------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------12~-10d-12-12-10--10-12-10d-12-12-10--10-12-|
A|---------------------------------------------------12------------------12------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|--------------------------------------13-15b(17)~-13~-12~-10~-{13-12-10-13-12-10}-|
B|------------------------------13--------------------------------------------------|
G|-10-12b(14)r12p10----10-12b(14)-12~~----------------------------------------------|
D|------------------12--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                                     {(this part repeat twice)}
e|--15b(17)~-13~-12~------------15b(17)-15b(17)~-{(15-13-12-------------------121315--|}
B|-------------------15b(17)r15----------------------------15-13--------13-15---------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------14-12-14--------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|-13d-15b(17)r13----13-15db(17)r13------------13d-15bt(17)~(18)t~(17)d~~----|
B|---------------15~---------------15~--13d-15d------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|--15t-p13p12-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------15-13-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------14-12-14~-------------------------5t-p3d--5p3--5p3-5~~----|
D|-----------------------------------------------5t-5t--------5t----5----------|
A|-------------------------------3-3-5p3-5p3-5p3-3t-3t-------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                    wah wah

e|------------------------------------------15-15b(17)r15p13-13\12-12\10-10\8-8h10-|
B|---------------------------15t-17b(16)-\\----------------------------------------|
G|----------------14f-15f-17f------------------------------------------------------|
D|-12f-14f-15f-17f-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|-{13-12-10-13-12-10----------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------13-11-10----------10-11-13-11-10}-------15x15-15---|
G|-----------------------------12-10-12-----------------12~---14x14-14---|
D|------------------------------------------------------------12x12-12---|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|----------------------------------------15b(17)-\\--15b(17)-15b(17)r15p13-15b(18)~-|
B|-------------------------------13x13-13--------------------------------------------|
G|-14b(15)r14p13---13-15b(14)----12x12-12--------------------------------------------|
D|---------------14----------12--10x10-10--------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|-{15t-13t-12t----------------------------------------12t-13t-15t}-18b(20)~---|
B|-------------15t-13t--------------------------13t-15t------------------------|
G|---------------------14t-12t-----------12t-14t-------------------------------|
D|----------------------------14t-12t-14t--------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|-{18-17-15-------------------------15-17----------------------------------|
B|----------18-17-15--------15-17-18------18-17-15--------15-17}-15~---\\---|
G|------------------17-15-17----------------------17-15-17------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


---------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------13-15~-15p13----13------------------------------13---------|
//--12h14--------------14----14-12-14------------10-12b(14)--12~~----|
--------------------------------------14-12\10-12--------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Main:]

e|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
B|------5-6-p5---5~-------------------|-----5-6-p5---8p6p5-8-b(10)b(11)r-8~-|
G|----7--------7---7--5-5~-5h7p5--7~--|-5-7--------7------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

-------------
Verse IV:

   Dm    C   Am   Bb
e|-------------------------|
B|-----6-------------------|
G|-----7------2--3---------|
D|---7-------2---3---------|
A|-5--------0----1---------|
E|-------------------------|

   Dm    C   Am   Bb
e|-------------------------|
B|-----6-------------------|
G|-----7-------------------|
D|---7---------------------|
A|-5-----------------------|
E|-----------------3h5-----|

   Dm    C   Am   Bb
e|------------------------------|
B|-----6------------------------|
G|-----7------2-----------------|
D|---7-------2----------3-------|
A|-5--------0-----1-3/5---5p3p0-|
E|------------------------------|


   Dm    C   Am
e|------------------------|
B|-----6------------------|
G|-----7------2-----------|
D|---7-------2------------|
A|-5--------0-------------|
E|------------------------|


e|         E|---------------------|
B|         B|---------------------|
G|         G|---------------------|
D|         D|---------------------|
A|         A|---\\x--\\x----------|
E|         E|---\\x--\\x----------|
                 ...down in !!

-----------------
[Chorus:] like the others ones
-------------------

-----------------------------
[Solo 3] (in the last chorus) :

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------10-13b(15)r-13~~--13p11p10----10--------------------------|
G|--12~~-12b(14)r12p10-12~----------------------------12----12-10-12b(14)r12p10------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------12~--|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|------------------------------13-15b(17)-15b(17)-15b(17)r15p13-15~---13-15b(18)~----|
B|-------------------------13-15------------------------------------------------------|
G|------10h12------10h12/14-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-10h12------12~---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|-r15p13-15-----------13--15b(17)-15b(17)-13~~~----|
B|-----------13~-13h15------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

----------
[Outro solo :] (while other guitar plays the main intro)


e|--12-15b(17)--13--13b(15)~---------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------15--13--15~-\------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------12-14b(15)r14------|
D|----------------------------------------------12h14---------------12~--|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------12-13--12h13p12---12------------------------------12-13-p12---15-13-12-|
B|-----15----------------15----15--13-13~--15p13--15~----15-----------15---------|
G|---x------------------------------------------14------x------------------------|
D|--x--------------------------------------------------x-------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|-15b(17)b(18)r15~-15b(17)------12h13-----------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------13h15------15~--\\-------13-15b(17)r15p13--13------------|
G|----------------------------------------------12-14----------------14--14-12-14p12-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|-----------------------------10----12---13-13b(15)-r13--12-10-12b(13)~~-\\----|...
B|--------------------------10----10---10---------------------------------------|...
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|...
D|-14-12------------------------------------------------------------------------|...
A|-------14-12-10---------------------------------------------------------------|...
E|----------------12-10~-\\-----------------------------------------------------|.fade out

----
End..
-----
Santiago Rodriguez
( santiago_srod@hotmail.com )
Maracay, Venezuela

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

Dry County  by Bon Jovi
------
[Intro]
------
Verse I :

Across the border they turn
Water into wine
Some say it's the devil's blood
They're squeezing from the vine
Some say it's a saviour
In these hard and desperate times
For me it helps me to forget
That we're just born to die
-----
main
-----
Verse II:

I came here like so many did
To find the better life
To find my piece of easy street
To finally be alive
And I know nothing good comes easy
And all good things take some time
I made my bed I'll lie in it
To die in it's the crime

-------------
pre-pre-CHorus:

You can't help but prosper
Where the streets are paved with gold
They say the oil wells ran deeper here
than anybody's known
I packed up on my wife and kid
And left them back at home
see there's nothing in this paydirt
The ghosts are all I know

----------
[Pre-Chorus]

Now the oil's gone
The money's gone
And the jobs are gone
Still we're hangin' on

-------
[Chorus]

Down in dry county
They're swimming in the sand
Praying for some holy water
To wash the sins from off our hands
Here in dry county
The promise has run dry
Where nobody cries
And no one's getting out of here alive

--------
Main
--------|
--------|
Verse III:

In the blessed name of Jesus
I heard a preacher say
That we are God's children
And He'd be back someday
And I hoped that he knew
Something as he drank his cup of wine
I didn't have too good of a feeling
As I head out to the night

------------
Pre-Pre-Chorus II:

I cursed the sky to open
I begged the clouds for rain
I prayed to God for water
For this burning in my veins
It was like my soul's on fire
And I had to watch the flames
All my dreams went up in ashes
And my future blew away

--------------
[Pre-Chorus]

Now the oil's gone
And the money's gone
And the jobs are gone
Still we're hangin' on

--------
[Chorus]
--------|
--------|
[Solo 1]
----------|
----------|
Pre-solo2
----------|
----------|
[Solo 2]
--------|
--------|
Verse IV:

Men spend their whole lives
Waiting praying for their big reward
But it seems sometimes
The payoff leaves you feeling
Like a dirty whore
If I could choose the way I'll die
Make it by the gun or knife
'Cause the other way there's too much pain
Night after night after night

----------
[Chorus]
-----------|
-----------|
[Solo 3]
----------|
----------|
Outro solo
---------
...Until Fade out....
End....

Santiago Rodriguez
Maracay, venezuela
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Chex 40 Jan 14, 2004 07:00 PM

ur right, it is the most amazing song, with the best solo and most complicated solo i have ever heard a guitarist create. Richie's talent is awesome, i just hope one day i can play this song :D I think il stick to their easier ones for the time being :)

Oh and it looks like a great tab, much more accurate than the others, il give it a go.

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Chex 40 Jan 14, 2004 07:00 PM

In the main intro, i think it begins with a note on the D string, the same fret above G, if you get me. I think its missing a note at the very beggining.

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Beleedatyo 10 Mar 06, 2005 07:00 PM

I will give you a 1, because you put this tab into the comments page of Metallica's "Enter Sandman", and that was the most idiodic thing I've ever seen a person do.

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