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Barefoot In The Dark Tab

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About this tab version
This tab is for the live acoustic version of Barefoot In The Dark, NOT for the album version from "If This Is Hell". Listen to the strumming for exact timing as Dax tends to play each verse slightly different. Was this info helpful? Yes No
Artist: Dax Riggs
Tab: William Matthew Breedlove
Song: Barefoot In The Dark (Live Acoustic)
FULL SONG

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgU97ExmGOQ


[Verse]
      
      Rattlesnake shadow, crawling across my heart 
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---5----5-/-8--8--8--8---------------5--5\3/5\3/5--------------------------|
G#|---3----3-/-6--6--6--6---8--8--8--8--3--3\1/3\1/3--------------------------|
D#|-------------------------6--6--6--6----------------------------------------|

D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---5----5-/-8--8--8--8---------------5--5\3/5\3/5--------------------------|
G#|---3----3-/-6--6--6--6---6--6--6--6--3--3\1/3\1/3--------------------------|
D#|-------------------------4--4--4--4----------------------------------------|
      

      They're beating that drum....
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---5----5-/-8--8--8--8---------------5--5\3/5\3/5--------------------------|
G#|---3----3-/-6--6--6--6---8--8--8--8--3--3\1/3\1/3--------------------------|
D#|-------------------------6--6--6--6----------------------------------------|

D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---5----5-/-8--8--8--8---------------5--5\3/5\3/5--------------------------|
G#|---3----3-/-6--6--6--6---8--8--8--8--3--3\1/3\1/3--------------------------|
D#|-------------------------6--6--6--6----------------------------------------|


[Pre-Chorus]
 
      If this is hell....
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---5----5-/-8--8--8--8------------------------8-8-8-8-8/10--10-------------|
G#|---3----3-/-6--6--6--6---6--6--6--6--6--6-----6-6-6-6-6/8---8--------------|
D#|-------------------------4--4--4--4--4--4----------------------------------|


[Chorus]

      My death's alive there....
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---5--5--5--5-/-8--8--8--8--------------5--5-/5----------------------------|
G#|---5--3--3--3-/-6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--3--3-/3----------------------------|
D#|----------------------------4--4--4--4-------------------------------------|

D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---5--5--5--5-/-8--8--8--8--------------5--5-/5----------------------------|
G#|---5--3--3--3-/-6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--3--3-/3----------------------------|
D#|----------------------------4--4--4--4-------------------------------------|

D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---5--5--5--5-/-8--8--8--8--------------5--5-/5----------------------------|
G#|---5--3--3--3-/-6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--3--3-/3----------------------------|
D#|----------------------------4--4--4--4-------------------------------------|


      If this is hell....
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---5----5-/-8--8--8--8------------------------8-8-8-8-8/10--10-------------|
G#|---3----3-/-6--6--6--6---6--6--6--6--6--6-----6-6-6-6-6/8---8--------------|
D#|-------------------------4--4--4--4--4--4----------------------------------|


[Verse]

      Rattlesnake shadow....
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---5----5-/-8--8--8--8---------------5--5\3/5\3/5--------------------------|
G#|---3----3-/-6--6--6--6---8--8--8--8--3--3\1/3\1/3--------------------------|
D#|-------------------------6--6--6--6----------------------------------------|

D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---5----5-/-8--8--8--8---------------5--5\3/5\3/5--------------------------|
G#|---3----3-/-6--6--6--6---6--6--6--6--3--3\1/3\1/3--------------------------|
D#|-------------------------4--4--4--4----------------------------------------|


     They're beating that drum....
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---5----5-/-8--8--8--8---------------5--5\3/5\3/5--------------------------|
G#|---3----3-/-6--6--6--6---8--8--8--8--3--3\1/3\1/3--------------------------|
D#|-------------------------6--6--6--6----------------------------------------|

D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---5----5-/-8--8--8--8---------------5--5\3/5\3/5--------------------------|
G#|---3----3-/-6--6--6--6---8--8--8--8--3--3\1/3\1/3--------------------------|
D#|-------------------------6--6--6--6----------------------------------------|


[Pre-Chorus]
      
      If this is hell....
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---5----5-/-8--8--8--8------------------------8-8-8-8-8/10--10-------------|
G#|---3----3-/-6--6--6--6---6--6--6--6--6--6-----6-6-6-6-6/8---8--------------|
D#|-------------------------4--4--4--4--4--4----------------------------------|


[Chorus]

      My death's alive there....
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---5--5--5--5-/-8--8--8--8--------------5--5-/5----------------------------|
G#|---5--3--3--3-/-6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--3--3-/3----------------------------|
D#|----------------------------4--4--4--4-------------------------------------|

      
      My death's alive there....
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---5--5--5--5-/-8--8--8--8--------------5--5-/5----------------------------|
G#|---5--3--3--3-/-6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--3--3-/3----------------------------|
D#|----------------------------4--4--4--4-------------------------------------|


      My death lays awake there....
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---5--5--5--5-/-8--8--8--8--------------5--5-/5----------------------------|
G#|---5--3--3--3-/-6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--3--3-/3----------------------------|
D#|----------------------------4--4--4--4-------------------------------------|

      
      If this is hell....
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---5----5-/-8--8--8--8------------------------8-8-8-8-8/10--10-------------|
G#|---3----3-/-6--6--6--6---6--6--6--6--6--6-----6-6-6-6-6/8---8--------------|
D#|-------------------------4--4--4--4--4--4----------------------------------|


[Outro]

(Repeat outro until the end)
    
      Yeah...      If you wanna go where the rainbow ends....
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---5---5---5---5-----------------------------------------------------------| x3
G#|---3---3---3---3---6---6---6---6-------------------------------------------|
D#|-------------------4---4---4---4-------------------------------------------|

D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---5---5---5---5---8--8--8--8----------------------------------------------|
G#|---3---3---3---3---6--6--6--6----------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


     Barefoot in the...... Dark
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|-------------------------5-------------------------------------------------| (strum this when he says dark)
G#|-------------------------3-------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|



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| x   Dead note
| g   Grace note
| (n) Ghost note
| h   Hammer-on
| p   Pull-off
| r   Release
| >   Accented note
| t   Tapping
| b   Bend
| br  Bend release
| pb  Pre-bend
| pbr Pre-bend release
| /   Slide up
| \   Slide down
| ~   Vibrato
| s   Slap
| P   Pop
| PM  Palm mute
| TR  Trill
| N   Tremolo

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