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                           TINY DANCER - Dave Grohl
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Tabbed by: AppeaseOurPride
Email: cjcadigan@hotmail.com  - feedback welcomed

Tuning: Standard

Notes:
This is my first real tab but it's pretty simple. I figured it out by ear and by 
the video of Dave on Craig Kilborn. (circa Feb, 2001) The other tabs aren't exactly accurate.

You can figure out the rhythym and strumming yourself by listening to the song. Keep in 
Dave doesn't play the whole song the way Elton John does. He jumps around a lot but you 
easily play it in the proper order using this tab.

This is a good song for beginners to practice finger movements.
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Intro: Dave plays this for about a minute while he's talking to the crowd.

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


Verse

Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the band

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

Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you'll marry a music man

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

Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand

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

And now she's in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand

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


Interlude: Dave talks for another minute and plays the intro part again.
(skips the second verse and pre-chorus)

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


"1-2-3-4"

Chorus

Hold me closer tiny dancer

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

Count the headlights on the highway

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

Lay me down in sheets of linen

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

you had a busy day today

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


Repeat Chorus 2x


Interlude: Played twice.

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


Verse

Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the band

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

Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you'll marry a music man

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

Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand

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

And now she's in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand

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

"The teleprompter stopped." Dave goes back to the chorus.


Chorus

Hold me closer tiny dancer

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

Count the headlights on the highway

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

Lay me down in sheets of linen

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

you had a busy day today

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

And remember: Dave Grohl is the king of Rock and Roll.

            
            
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DGrohL 10 Jun 23, 2006 02:18 PM

Great Tab man!

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shoebox_of_lies 2,843 Jun 23, 2006 05:06 PM

great tab, hilarious cover

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AppeaseOurPride 95 Jun 24, 2006 11:31 AM

thanks! :D

for some reason the last word in a few lines of the notes got cut out so it doesn't make much sense when you read it. I guess you can sort of figure it out. oh well

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