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Down To The Waterline Tab

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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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
Article 2873 of alt.guitar.tab:
Newsgroups: alt.guitar.tab
Path: nevada.edu!uunet!mcsun!sun4nl!star.cs.vu.nl!mwelie
From: mwelie@cs.vu.nl (Welie van M)
Subject: TAB: Down to the waterline (Dire Straits)
Message-ID: 
Sender: news@cs.vu.nl
Organization: Fac. Wiskunde & Informatica, VU, Amsterdam
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1992 12:50:41 GMT
Lines: 115

Here's all the lead guitar playing of this song.
Have fun !

        Martijn van Welie (mwelie@cs.vu.nl)

   S       B  R B       R            S        H  P       S        H
E---------------------------------------7-10-7^10^7---7-----------------
B------------------------------------/7-------------7---7/12----10^12---
G-----7-9-9(11)9(11)-(11)9-7-9-9-7--------------------------------------
D--/9-------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
   H B  R P       H         
E--------------------7-10-----------------------------------------------
B----------------7^10-------7-10---7------------------------------------
G-7^9(11)9^7---------------------9---7-9---7-----------------7-7----7---
D----------------------------------------9---7-9---7-------9------9-----
A------------------------------------------------9---7-9----------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
   B            H P          P   P   P   P                        P
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------3--3-3-3--------------------
G-9(11)-7-9-9--7^9^7-4-2-4--4^2-----4^2-------------4-4-2-2-------------
D-------------------------------4^0-----4^0----------------4-2-0-2^0----
A-------------------------------------------------------------------2-2-
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
               B            P    B  R  B            B  R B  R
E-----------|---------7---------------------|-7-------------------------
B-----------|-------7---7-10^7-10(12)10(12)-|-7-------------------------
G-7-9-9-7-7-|-9(11)-------------------------|----9-9(10)9(10)9-7--------
D-7-9-9-7-7-|-------------------------------|----9-9(10)9(10)9---9-7-9--
A-----------|-------------------------------|---------------------------
E-----------|-------------------------------|---------------------------
    R           S               H     B  R P H    H P   P H      B R
E--------------------|--------------------------------------------------
B-(9)7--7-7--5-5\3-3-|------------------------------------------7(8)7-8-
G-(9)7--7-7--6-6\4-4-|-----7-7-----7-9(11)9^7^9--7^9^7-------x--7(8)7-7-
D--------------------|-7-9-----7^9---------------------9^7^9---x--------
A--------------------|--------------------------------------------------
E--------------------|--------------------------------------------------
   S         B          P   P   H        H H         S        B  R B  R
E-------------------7----------------------------------|----------------
B-8/12-10---------7---10^7-----------------------------|-7-9-9----------
G-7/11--9---9(11)----------9^7-9^7----0-------7-----7\-|-7-9-9(11)9(11)9
D-----------------------------------9-----------9------|----------------
A---------------------------------------7^8^9----------|----------------
E------------------------------------------------------|----------------
     P         S     S    S                     H P   H     B  R P H
E------------|----10----9----7---9---7---|------------------------------
B------------|-/7----/7---/7-----------7-|------------------------------
G---7--------|-----------------9---7---7-|-----7^9^7-----7-9(11)9^7^9-9-
D------9-7-9-|---------------------------|-7-9-------7^9----------------
A------------|---------------------------|------------------------------
E------------|---------------------------|------------------------------
           P              B R       S       Arp         B       R
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------7(8)7--8--8/12-10----9-10-12-12(14)-(14)12-9-8-
G-7-----7-9^7---7--------7(8)7--7--7/11-9----9--------------------------
D-----9-------9---9-7-9---------------------9---------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                                S Arp           B          R        B
E------------------10--------------------------------15-----------------
B----10-8---10-8------8-10---8-------12-13-15-15(17)----(17)15-12-15(17)
G--9------9------9---------9-------12-----------------------------------
D-------------------------------/12-------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

        R             S      R                     S S       S   S
E-13----------------------------------------------------5-7-----9/12----
B----(17)15-13-15-13------------------------------3/5/7-----------------
G-------------------12/14---------------------0-2-----------7/9---------
D-------------------------(15)14----------0-4---------------------------
A--------------------------------13-12----------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
   H  P    S     S              S              P            B        R
E-9^12^9----------------------------------------------------------------
B--------10/12-------------------------11----12^11--------------14------
G--------------11/14---------0------11-------------11-13--13(15)--(15)13
D-----------------------14------/11-------11----------------------------
A--------------------16----0--------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                                  Arp           S  S  S  S
E---------------------------------------12------------------------------
B------------12-15-12-----------------x----15-14\12\10/12\7-------------
G-11------12----------12------------x-----------------------------------
D------12----------------12-------x-------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
       B     B       P          B         P       P       H H       S
E----------------------------|--------7---------------------------------
B-7-9-10----10---------------|------7---10^7---7------------------------
G-7-9-9(11)-9(11)--11^9------|-9(11)---------9---9^7---0-------7---7\---
D-7-9-------------------12-9-|-----------------------9-----------9------
A----------------------------|---------------------------7^8^9----------
E----------------------------|------------------------------------------
              H     B  R P H             P              B R      S
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------7(8)7-8--8/12-10-
G-----7-9-7------7-9(11)9^7^9-9-7-7---7-9^7---7--------7(8)7-7--7/11--9-
D-7-9--------7^9--------------------9-------9---9-7-9-------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
   B          P        P   P   P           B R      S
E---------7-10^7---7------------------------------------------9---------
B-------7--------7---10^7-----------------7(8)7-8--8/12-10----7---------
G-9(11)-------------------9^7-9^7---7-----7(8)7-7--7/11--9----7---------
D---------------------------------9---9-----------------------9---------
A-------------------------------------------------------------9---------
E-------------------------------------------------------------7---------






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rock chickz 19 wrote on September 12 2004, 12:00 am

I'm quite confused...is this all of it? Where does the singing go into it??? I can't work any of it out...anybody who understands it, please help?

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Fuhugumagoo 14 wrote on December 18 2006, 07:08 am

this is the lead part only and it doesn't show the pauses so you have to listen carefully to the song to get the timing. great tab i'm just confused as to how to play the 15th fret on top e when you have 15 bent up to 17 on the b string :/

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ballry 13 wrote on March 8 2007, 03:24 pm

Mark Knopfler tabs are easily the most difficult to learn for me.
The guys a classical guitar player so he doesn't use a pick at all, thats why his stuff is so crazy.

Great tab though. I think that the first power chord useage the
G: -7-9-9-7-7-----------
D: -7-9-9-7-7-----------, might be simplified. Maybe not though, i'm learning this one on acoustic so maybe the distortion will have a difference.

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