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Smugglers Blues Tab

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                          Smugglers Blues
                            Glenn Frey

Tab by:Omanyen@fusemail.com


INTRO:/=slide up \=slide down h=hammer r=rake(pull-off) b=bend

---------------------------------------------------------|
--11/13--11-8-11-8--8--8---5-----------------------------|
--------------------7--7b--5--3-0-3-0-3-3h5--3-0-3333h5--|
---------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------|
                    ( repeat )

This is the riff used throughout the song:  x=muff

   C                       F
--7-x-5-x-7-x-5---------|--12-x-10-x-12-x-10-------------|
--7-x-5-x-7-x-5---------|--12-x-10-x-12-x-10-------------|
--7-x-5-x-7-x-5-------5-|--12-x-10-x-12-x-10----------10-|
--7-x-5-x-7-x-5-------5-|--12-x-10-x-12-x-10----------10-|
----------------5-5h7---|--------------------10-10h12----|
------------------------|--------------------------------|

   G
--14-x-12-x-14-x-12-------------|
--14-x-12-x-14-x-12-------------|
--14-x-12-x-14-x-12-------------|
--14-x-12-x-14-x-12----------12-|
--------------------12-12h14----|
--------------------------------|

1st verse:

 C
There's trouble on the streets tonight, I can feel it in my bones,

 C
I had a premonition that I should not go alone,

 C
I knew the gun was loaded, but I didn't think he'd kill,

 C
everything exploded and the blood began to spill.

 F
So baby, here's your ticket, put this suitcase in your hand,

 F
Here's a little money, now do it just the way we planned,

 C
You be cool for twenty hours and I'll pay you twenty grand.

    G
I'm sorry it went down like this, someone had to lose,

         F
It's the nature of the business it's the smugglers' blues.

           ( play intro lead 2 times )

2nd verse:

 C
The sailors and the pilots, the soldiers and the law,

 C
the pay-offs, and the rip-offs, and the things nobody saw,

 C
No matter if it's heroin, or cocaine or hash,

 C
You've got to carry weapons 'cause you allways carry cash.

 F
There's lots of shady characters, lots dirty deals,

 F
every name's an alias in case somebody squeels,

          C
it's the allure of easy money that's got a very strong appeal.

              G
Perhaps you'd understand it better, standing in my shoes,

         F                                              C
It's the ultimate enticement, it's the smugglers' blues.


BRIDGE:

-----7-7---7-7-----7-7----7-7-----7-7-----7-7-----7-7-----7-7--|
-----7-7---7-7-----7-7----7-7-----7-7-----7-7-----7-7-----7-7--|
-----7-7---7-7-----7-7----7-7-----7-7-----7-7-----7-7-----7-7--|
-----7-7---7-7-----7-7----7-7--7--7-7--7--7-7-----7-7-----7-7--|
---9-----9------11-----11----------------------11------11------|
---------------------------------------------------------------|

               ( repeat this sequence )

LEAD:

--8---8---8---8---8------------|-----------------------------------|
--11b-11b-11b-11b-11b--8-11/13-|--8---5-----5----------------------|
-------------------------------|--7b--5--7--5--5---------5--7r5----|
-------------------------------|---------7-----7--0h5h7----------7-|
-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|


-------8-8-------8-8----------11/13-|-13r10r0--13r10r0--13r10r0----|
--11b-------11b-------13\11-8-------|----------------------------13|
------------------------------------|------------------------------|
------------------------------------|------------------------------|
------------------------------------|------------------------------|
------------------------------------|------------------------------|


--8r5r0----8----------|
--------8----8-----5--|
---------------7b--5--|
----------------------|
----------------------|
----------------------|


3rd verse:

 C
You see it in the headlines, you hear it everyday,

 C
They say they're gonna stop it, but it does not go away,

 C
They move it through Miami, they sell it in L.A.

 C
They hide it up, I'll tell ya right, I mean it's here to stay.

 F
Departments of the govenment in Columbia and Peru,

 F
You ask any D.A. man they'll tell ya there's nothing they can do,

         C
From the office of the President right down to me and you, me and you.

             G
Well it's a losing proposition, but one you can't refuse,

         F
It's the politics of contraban, it's the smugglers blues.


Ending Lead:

------------------|---------------|----------------------|
---------13-----13|-------11----11|-8--5---5-8-8-------5-|
--12/14-----14----|-10/12----12---|-7b-5---5-7-7b--5h7-5-|
------------------|---------------|------7---------------|
------------------|---------------|----------------------|
------------------|---------------|----------------------|


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thor0373 50 Apr 18, 2009 07:26 AM

its no good...
the intro is a bit off... and the rest make no sence with the song.
you need to tab the part between the verse and the interlude...

blablabla...

GUITAR...

blablabla...blablabla
blablabla...its the smuglers blues.

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