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On Every Street Tab

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                             ON EVERY STREET - Dire Straits
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Tabbed by: woega
Email: woega@hotmail.com

Tuning: standard

This is my interpretation of the ENTIRE song, lyrics, chords,
tabs including the INTRO, all RIFFS, and the OUTRO.

I've tried to be as accurate as I can, but I'm open for suggestions :)
The tabs that are directly underneath lyrics are meant to be played with the lyrics,
when there's a blank line then they're played AFTER the words.


        F/C        C         G/B      C
There's gotta be a record of you some place
    Am          G/B        C
you gotta be on somebody's books
F/C     C        G/B             Esus4
    the lowdown, picture of your face
Am              Em/G
    your injured looks
F                     C
    the sacred and profane
F                        C/G G
    the pleasure and the pain
C              G/B            Am      Em
somewhere your fingerprints remain concrete
    Dm                 Bb         F/Bb   C
and it's your face I'm looking for    on every street

          Am
e|----------|
B|----------|
G|----------|
D|----------|
A|--3-3/5-0-|
E|----------|

Ok now the famous 'On every street' theme appears for the first time.
The piano plays the following chords:
F G6 D/F# Em F Em Gsus4 G A9

If you want to play them on guitar I would play them like depicted below. Put emphasis 
on the notes with a * to hear the melody:

    F   G6  D/F# Em  F   Em  Gsus4 G   A9
e|--x---0*--x----x---x---x---x-----x---x---|
B|--x---0---3*---x---x---0*--1*----0*--0---|
G|--2*--0---2----0*--2*--0---0-----0---2*--|
D|--3---0---0----2---3---2---0-----0---2---|
A|--3---2---0----2---3---2---2-----2---0---|
E|--1---3---2----0---1---0---3-----3---x---|


F/C       C           G/B       C
    a ladykiller, regulation tattoo

e|------------|
B|------------|
G|--pb9ld7-5--|
D|------------|
A|------------|
E|------------|

Am         G/B          C
    silver spurs on his heels
F/C            C               G/B              Esus4
    what can I tell you as I'm standing next to you
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------8-------------6--5----|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|


    Am                     Em/G
she threw herself under my wheels
F                      C
   oh it's a dangerous road

              F
e|-----------------|
B|------1-1-0-1----|
G|------0-0-0-0h2--|
D|--0h2-2-2-0-3----|
A|------------3----|
E|-----------------|

F                  C/G  G
   and a hazardous load
        C            G/B       Am           Em
and the fireworks of liberty explode in the heat

e|-----------------------------|
B|--pb12ld11b12--pb12ld10-8----|
G|--------------------------9--|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

    Dm                 Bb         F/Bb   C
and it's your face I'm looking for    on every street

          Am
e|----------|
B|----------|
G|----------|
D|----------|
A|--3-3/5-0-|
E|----------|

The second time the main theme is played twice.
The first of which is like the one above, but without the A9 at the end:


    F  G6  D/F# Em  F   Em  Gsus4  G
e|--x---0*--x----x---x---x---x-----x---|
B|--x---0---3*---x---x---0*--1*----0*--|
G|--2*--0---2----0*--2*--0---0-----0---|
D|--3---0---0----2---3---2---0-----0---|
A|--3---2---0----2---3---2---2-----2---|
E|--1---3---2----0---1---0---3-----3---|

The second time, as the piano plays the chords, Mark joins in for some accents, but does 
not play the entire tune yet. For timing purposes I added the chords above the tabs:


     F  G6  D/F# Em     F  Em  Gsus4 G   A9
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|------3/5-3---------0--------1-----3---------------|
G|--(2)-----------------2--0-----------------pb9ld7b9|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|


  F/C         C        G/B          C
a three-chord symphony crashes into space
    Am              G/B    C
the moon is hanging upside down
F/C             C             G/B          Esus4
     I don't know why it is I'm still on the case
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-6--------------5-------------8--------6---7-------8b10|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

Am                 Em/G
   it's a ravenous town

               F
e|----------------|
B|---5-8-5--------|
G|-----------7-5--|
D|----------------|
A|----------------|
E|----------------|

F                             C
   and you still refuse to be traced

               F
e|----------------|
B|--5-5-6--6-8-6--|
G|--5-5-7--5-7-5--|
D|----------------|
A|----------------|
E|----------------|

F                     C/G   G
   seems to me such a waste
C            G/B           Am                 Em
   and every victory has a taste that's bittersweet
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------/10-----------------10b12-----12ld10-8---|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------9-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

    Dm                          Bb         F/Bb    C            Am
and it's your face          I'm looking for     on every street
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--7--------------5-7/9-7-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

     Dm                 Bb         F/Bb    C            Am
yeah it's your face I'm looking for     on every street
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------6------------------8------------8/10--|
G|---7--------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

Ok now the hard part :)
For the rythm guitar, just play the chords we have seen before repeatedly (without the A9):

  F G6 D/F# Em F Em Gsus4 G

Now I hope I can explain the lead part well enough because it involves
MK-style finger picking. I'll start with the main tune first, and then add
some tips to ad some flavour.

We'll start with a little practice.
First of all the chords are the same, but played a bit different.
Try to position your fingers as below, but only play the note marked with * to
get familiar with the positions:

    F  G6   D/F# Em  F   Em  Gsus4 G
e|--1---x---x----0---1---0---x-----x---|
B|--1---5*--3*---0---1---0*--1*----0*--|
G|--2*--4---2----0*--2*--0---0-----0---|
D|--3---5---0----2---3---2---0-----0---|
A|--3---x---0----2---3---2---2-----2---|
E|--1---3---1----0---1---0---3-----3---|

To make things a bit more interesting, we add the bass notes, and the little extra notes 
Mark plays.
Again try to position your fingers as indicated, but only play the notes with *:

    F  G6   D/F# Em  F   Em  Gsus4 G      F  G6   D/F# Em        F   Em  Gsus4 G
e|--1---x---x----0---1---0---x-----x---|--1---x---x----0---------1---0---x-----x---|---------|
B|--1---5*--3*---0---1---0*--1*----0*--|--1---5*--3*---0---------1---0*--1*----0*--|--1*-0*--|
G|--2*--4---2----0*--2*--0---0-----0---|--2*--4---2----0*----0*--2*--0---0-----0---|---------|
D|--3---5---0----2---3---2---0-----0---|--3---5---0----2---2*----3---2---0-----0---|---------|
A|--3---x---0----2---3---2---2-----2---|--3---x---0----2---------3---2---2-----2---|---------|
E|--1*--3*--1*---0*--1*--0*--3*----3*--|--1*--3*--1*---0*--------1*--0*--3*----3*--|---------|

This is how I play it. Upper to strings are played with index or middle finger,
bass notes with the thumb. I'll try to be as accurate as I can.
I have put a video on youtube of how I play it: http://youtu.be/gyUrh8o2umU

    F     G6       D/F#     Em       F        Em       G6       G
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------5--------3--------------------------0--------1--------0-------0--|
G|--2---------4--------2----0--------2------------0--------0--------0------|
D|--3--3--------5--------0------2--------3----------2--------0--------0----|
A|--------------------------------2--------3-------------------------------|
E|--1-------3--------2--------0--------1--------0--------3--------3--------|


| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| pb pre bend
| ld let down
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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elborgo wrote on May 2 2012, 04:20 pm

Awesome =D

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woega wrote on May 2 2012, 04:55 pm

thanks!
let me know if it helped you (and if you have improvement suggestions of course)

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shady29 wrote on September 13 2014, 01:09 pm

awesome tab! thanks a lot!

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