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

Date: Tue, 19 Nov 1996 19:59:55 -0800
From: "Michael A. Mazur" 
Subject: TAB: Counting Crows, "Monkey"

Tab: "Monkey" Counting Crows
Transcribed by Michael A. Mazur (mmazur@wpi.edu)

All guitars tuned down 1/2 step (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)
Note: All chords given are relative to downtuned guitars;
      Hence, all chords sound 1/2 step lower than written

Intro: (chords played by piano)

|* Asus4 A   Asus4 A *| played twice

|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------| Guitar 2 plays this on the repeat
|--------------------------|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
|--------------------------|


Verse:

D
All dressed up
No place to go
    Bm
Hey monkey, when you gonna show
  E
  your face around me?
I know all the wrongs and rights
And I just want a little light to fall on me

   D           Bm             E
|--------------------------|-----------4--2-------|
|-----3-----3-----3-----3--|--------0--0--0-------|
|-----2-----2-----4-----4--|-----1----------------| Guitar 1 plays
|--0-----0-----------------|--2-------------------| this twice over
|--------------2-----2-----|----------------------| the verse, while
|--------------------------|----------------------|
|                          |                      |
|--------------------------|--12-------------NH---|
|--------------------------|--12------------<12>--|
|--------------------------|--13--------13--------| Guitar 2 plays
|--------------------------|--14---/14------------| this
|--------------------------|----------------------|
|--------------------------|----------------------|



Chorus:
Bm  D     A E
Hey monkey, where you been?
This lonely spiral I've been in
Hey monkey, when can we begin?
Bm          D         E
Hey monkey, where you been?

   Bm          D              A           E
|--------------------------|-{0}----------4\2--------|
|--------3-----------3-----|--------2-----0-0--------|
|-----4-----4-----2-----2--|-----2-----2-------1-----|
|--4-----------0-----------|--2-------------------2--|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
                              *The high E note is played only
                              by guitar 2

   Bm          D              A           E
|--------------------------|--------------4--5--4--2--|
|--------3-----------3-----|--------2-----0--0--0--0--|
|-----4-----4-----2-----2--|-----2-----2--------------|
|--4-----------0-----------|--2-----------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|

   Bm          D              A           E
|--------------------------|--------------2--0--0--|
|--------3-----------3-----|--------2-----0--0--0--|
|-----4-----4-----2-----2--|-----2-----2--------1--|
|--4-----------0-----------|--2--------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------|

   Bm          D        A
|--------------------|--0--|
|--------3-----3--3--|--2--|
|-----4-----4--2--2--|--2--|
|--4-----------0--0--|--2--|
|--------------------|-----|
|--------------------|-----|

During the choruses, guitar 1 plays the above part, with minor
variation.
Guitar 2 roughly doubles guitar 1's part during the first chorus.

Verse: (Guitar 2 tacet)
Well I'm all messed
That's nothing new
Hey monkey, when you open up your blue eyes
I don't know if I'm wide awake or dreaming
But all I ever need is everything
            * (w/ fill 1)
Hey monkey, where you been?
                   * (w/ fill 2)
This lonely spiral I've been in
                     * (w/ fill 3)
Hey monkey, when can we begin?
Hey monkey, where you been?

Fills: 1                      2                   3
|-----------10b(12)-----|--|----------8/10--|--|--(9)r7--7--|
|--(10)r9---------------|--|--(10)r8--------|--|------------|
|-----------------------|--|----------------|--|------------|
|-----------------------|--|----------------|--|------------|
|-----------------------|--|----------------|--|------------|
|-----------------------|--|----------------|--|------------|

Bridge:

Asus4 - A

E            A              D
Just get the world off your shoulders
and close your pretty blue eyes
Em          Bm                  D
Hey monkey, what's life without an
                      Asus2  A
  occasional surprise?

Solo: (Guitar 1 plays D Bm E, as in verse)
Guitar 2 plays:
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|--18--18--18--18--18--18--18--|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|



|-----------17-----------17-----------|
|-------------------------------------|
|--18b(19)------18b(19)------(19)r18--|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|



|----------------------17-----------|---------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|---14--14------------------|
|--16/18--18--18b(19)------(19)r18--|--(18)r16--14--16--14--14--|
|-----------------------------------|---------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|---------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|---------------------------|



|--------------------------------------------|
|--15b(17)--(17)--(17)--(17)r15--------------|
|--------------------------------14--14--14--|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|



|--------------------------------------------|--16b(18)r16------|
|--17b(19)--(19)--(19)--(19)r17--------------|--------------17--|
|--------------------------------14--14--14--|------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|------------------|


Verse:
(Guitars tacet)
Got nowhere but home to go
                          * (both guitars enter with the E chord)
Got Ben Folds on my radio right now
(Right here, the guitars switch channels;
gtr. 1 is now right panned, gtr. 2 is now left)

(Guitar 1 plays only the chords now, guitar 2 plays the part below)
I'm in trouble for the things I need
Hey monkey don't you want to be needed too?

|--17--|-----------17--------17--------|
|------|-------------------------------|
|------|--18b(19)------(19)------(19)--|Guitar 2 plays this over the
|------|-------------------------------|second half of the verse
|------|-------------------------------|
|------|-------------------------------|



|-----------17------17------|-----------------------------|------|
|---------------------------|----------17--17--17---------|------|
|--(19)r18------18------18--|--18--16--------------16/18--|--19--|
|---------------------------|-----------------------------|------|
|---------------------------|-----------------------------|------|
|---------------------------|-----------------------------|------|


Chorus:
(Played exactly like the second chorus, with the fills in gtr. 2)

Hey monkey, where you been?
This lonely spiral I've been in
Hey monkey, when can we begin?
                            * (w/ Fill 4)
Hey monkey, where you been?
                            * (w/ Fill 5)
Hey monkey, where you been?
Hey monkey, where you been?

Fill 4
|------------------------------|
|--12--(12)r10/12--12b(14)r12--|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|


Fill 5
|-------------------------------|--15/17--|
|--14--(14)r12--14--15b(17)r15--|---------|
|-------------------------------|---------|
|-------------------------------|---------|
|-------------------------------|---------|
|-------------------------------|---------|



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skillsfrukt 10 Jul 04, 2015 10:30 AM

sorry but it's a bit hard for me to understand this tab

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