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Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 02:01:15 -0400
From: "Scott Taylor" 
Subject: m/matthews_dave_band/proudest_monkey.tab

"Proudest Monkey"

from Crash
by Dave Matthews Band

Song is in 3/4 time - very syncopated throughout

Intro - Slowly
acoustic guitar - Dave Matthews
--------------- -----------------
--------------- -----------------
--------------- -----------------
----------6---- ---6----6----6---
----6--4------- -----6-----4-----
-4----------4-- -4-------------4-

Figure 1
----------------- -----------------
----------------- -----------------
----------------- -----------------
---6----6----6--- ---6----6----6---
-----6-----4----- -----6-----4-----
-4-------------4- -4-------------4-

Dave plays Figure 1 the entire song

Tim Reynolds - electric guitar
clean tone - w/fingers
plays this figure in bars 5 and 7 of Intro
bars 6 and 8 are tacit
--8------------
------9---6--4-
--8------------
-----10---6--6-
---------------
---------------

Verse 1

Swing in this tree......

Tim
-8-- --8---------------- ---------- -------- --------- ---------
---- -----9--6--4------- ---------- -------- --------- ---------
-8-- --8-----------5---- ---------- -------- --------- ---------
---- ----10--6--6--6---- --6--3---- --6---3- -6--6--3- ----6--3-
---- -----------------6- -----4--3- --3---4- -3--6--4- -3--6--4-
---- ------------------- --------4- -------- --------- -4-------

--------- ----8-- --8----------- --8---------- --8---------4--
--------- ------- ------9--6--4- -----9--6--4- --9------6--4--
--------- ----8-- --8----------- --8---------- -----10--------
-6--6--3- ------- -----10--6--6- ----10--6--6- -10--10--6--6--
-3--6--4- -3----- -------------- ------------- ---------------
--------- -4----- -------------- ------------- ---------------

--8----- --8---------- ---8---- ------4---
--9----- -----9--6--4- ------9- -6--4-----
-------- ------------- ---8---- ------5---
-10---8- -10-----6--6- -----10- -6--6-----
-------- ------------- -------- ----------
-------- ------------- -------- ----------

2nd Verse

But then came the day......

and 3rd Verse(slight variations)
Tim (w/pick)
------------------ ------------ ---------------- ----------
------------------ ------------ ---------------- ----------
------------------ ----5------- ----5--5-------- ----5-----
---6----6--3--3-3- ----6--6--3- ----6--6--3--6-- ----6--3--
------6----4--4-4- -------6--4- ----6--6--4--3-- ----6--4--
-4---------------- -4---------- -4-------------- -4--------

---------------- --------------- ------------
---------------- --------------- ------------
-----5---------- -----5-------5- -5--5-------
-----6-----3--6- -----6----3--3- -6--6--6--3-
---6----6--4--3- ---6---6--4---- -6--6--6--4-
-4-------------- -4------------- -4--4--4----

These 5 bars during 2nd Verse

I went to the city.......

w/fingers            w/pick
----8-------------- ---------------- -------------
-------9---9--6--4- ---------------- -------------
----8--8----------- --5--5---------- ------5------
----------10--6--6- --6--6----H--1--H--1---6--3-3-
------------------- -------1-3-4---3 4-----6--4-4-
-4----------------- ---------------- ----4--------

-------------- --8-----------
--4--4--6--6-- --9--9--6--4--
--5--5--6--6-- --8-----------
--6--6--6--6-- --------6--6--
-------------- --------------
-------------- --------------

These 5 bars during 3rd Verse

That simple, simple life...............

               w/fingers
-------------- --8------------- -----
-------------- -----9--6--4--4- ----- repeat last 2 bars
~5--5--------- --8------------- -----
~6--6--------- ----10--6--6--6- ---3-
-------3-3--6- ---------------- ---4-
-------4-4--6- ---------------- -----

play following measures during both
2nd and 3rd(slight variations) verses

proudest monkey....... you've ever seen............

w/pick
-------------------- ----------- ------------- ------------
-------------------- ----------- ------------- ------------
-----------5-------- ----------- ---5-5------- -----5-5----
-6-6666----6--3--3-- ----6---3-- ---6-6---3-6- ---6-6-6-3--
-----------6--4--4-- -6--6---4-- ---6-6-6-4-3- ---6-6-6-4--
--------4----------- -4--------- -4----------- -4----------

Guitar solo
There are 3 guitar parts
1 - Dave(acoustic) - continuing with Figure 1
2 - Tim (electric) - playing figure 2(see below)
3 - Tim (acoustic) - playing solo

Figure 2 - play with variations after first time
w/fingers
--8---------- --8--8--9-8--
-----9--6--4- -------------
--8---------- --8--8-10-8--
----10--6--6- -------------
------------- -------------
------------- -------------

Solo
-------------- ---------------------- ----------- ----------------
-------------- ---------------------- ----------- ----------------
-1---5------4- -3---3--1---1---5-3-1- ------3--8- -10-8-10--6-5-6-
---1----6-3--- ---1------1---3------- --1-1------ ----------------
-------------- ---------------------- ----------- ----------------
-------------- ---------------------- ----------- ----------------

----6---4-------------- ------------------- ----------------------
--4---4---6---4-------- ------------------- ------------------4-6-
------------6---5----3- ----3---5--3-----5- -5--3-------3---5-----
-------------------6--- -3----3------3-6--- --6---3-6-6---6-------
----------------------- ------------------- ----------------------
----------------------- ------------------- ----------------------

--------------4------- ---(3)~4--9-11---------
---4-------4------4~6- -4-6-----------9---9-9-
-5---5-3-1---1--1----- -----------------8-----
---------------------- -----------------------
---------------------- -----------------------
---------------------- -----------------------

---------------P----------- --------------------------
-9-9----------7-6---------- -P-----------P------------
-----10----10-----8-6-5-8-- 8-5---6-----8-5---8-------
-------(10)---------------6 ----6---6-------6----~10--
--------------------------- ----------6---------6-----
--------------------------- --------------------------

-------------------------- --------------------------
-------------------------- --------------------------
---------------8--8--8--8- ----------------P---------
--10-10-10-10-11-11-10-11- 10----8-10-11-10-8-8-8-8--
-------------------------- ----11--------------------
-------------------------- --11----------------------
                          w/fingers
------------------------ ---------6-4-8-8-
----------------------9- -4-4-6-4-6-4-9-9-
---------------P----8--- ---5-6-5---------
-----8-10-11-10-8-8----- -----------------
---11------------------- -----------------
-11--------------------- -----------------

-6-4-----------------4--
-6-4---6-4-------4-6-4--
-----6-6-5-5-5-5-5-6----
-----------6-6-6--------
------------------------
------------------------

go back for 3rd Verse

Then comes the day.........

then skip guitar solo

.........monkey see, monkey do, yeah

Outro - these bars repeat then fade out
Dave continues Figure 1

Tim
w/fingers (variations on repeats)
----8-------------- --8----------
4-------9--6--4--4- ------9--6---
5---8-------------- --8----------
6------10--6--6--6- -----10--6---
------------------- -------------
------------------- -------------


Scott Taylor
School of Music
The Florida State University
http://www.geocities.com/sequenzax
AOL IM: tromba1B
"Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we shall die." - Epicurus
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