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Day Of The Eagle tab

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Notes:
 I'm not sure whether or not this is in standard tune. Listen for the
open E string in Figs A & B.  Also, I have included approximate times from
my CD player readout to make some of the lead work easier to follow.

^     - bend
r     - release bend
=     - hold note
/     - slide up
\     - slide down
...   - carry over to next staff
u     - undetermined fret from which to slide up or down
(x^y) - xth fret bent to yth fret as one continuous sound

 (Begin Fig. A. Play this staff 3X in the intro and once after each verse.)
e|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---------------------------------------------------|
B|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------------------------------------------------|
G|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---------------------------------------------------|
D|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---------------------------------------------------|
A|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-------------2-4-----------------------------------|
E|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---0-2-4-2-4---------------------------------------|

                                                                  (End Fig. A)
e|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-----------------------------------------------------|
B|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------12=============12-----12=12-----------------|
G|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---------(11^13r11^13r11^13)---11^13-----------------|
D|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----------------*------------------------------------|
A|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-----------------------------------------------------|
E|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-----------------------------------------------------|
  * This last phrase is for the intro and after the second verse. After the
    first verse, bend the F# to G#, release to F#, bend to G#, and follow
    with a slight tremolo bend, if you have one. Play only the E5 portion
    after the third verse.

  (Begin Fig. B)
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------9-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------9-------------------11--9-----------------------------------------|
D|----------9------------11-11--11--9-----------------------------------------|
A|--11-------------------11-11------------------------------------------------|
E|---9---------------0----9--9------------------------------------------------|

     (Play this staff 6 times within Fig. B)
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------11--9------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------11-11--11--9------------------------------------------|
A|--11--11--11--11------11-11-------------------------------------------------|
E|---9---9---9---9---0---9--9-------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------7------7-----------------------------|
G|------------------------------11-------7------7-----------------------------|
D|----------------------11-11---11-------7------7-----------------------------|
A|--11--11--11--11------11-11---------------9------11---------------2-4-------|
E|---9---9---9---9---0---9--9--------7------7-------9----0-2-4-2-4------------|

                                                                  (End Fig. B)
e|--/8-8-8-8----------/8-8-8-8--------/9-9-9-9-9-9/11-11-11-11-11-11----------|
B|---x-x-x-x-----------x-x-x-x---------x-x-x-x-x-x--x--x--x--x--x--x----------|
G|--/8-8-8-8----------/8-8-8-8--------/9-9-9-9-9-9/11-11-11-11-11-11----------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

[First solo] (1:56). It sounds like he has a wah rocked all the way back and
is using the tremolo (which I don't have) for much of the vibrato and bends.
This sounds very close if you are also tremolo deficient.

                                           2:02
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------9p8-----------------------9*(11)^13r11^13----9h11p9-|
D|---11-----------------------h11p9\7/9^11-----------------------------------|
A|---(bend 1/4 & shake)--------------------h11-------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------(w/ hvy. vib.)--------------------|
  * - slide to (11) and bend simultaneously to 13

                  2:05                                              2:09
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------12-----------------------12^14------|(vib)
G|--h11^13r11^13==13r11^13p9(h11^12)p9h11==11^13-9**(13)r11-9h11p9------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   ** - bend before playing

                                            2:12                        2:14
e|---9------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------12p9-------9---------9-----------------12/14\12---9-------------------|
G|-----------h11------11--9-----h11p9h11^13p9----------------11p9-11p9-11p9\--|u
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                    2:17
e|-----------9-9-9--14b16---12-------------------9--------------------------|
B|--12^14-----------------------14p12---------------h12p9-------------------|
G|------------------------------------11--11^13------------11^13p9--9-----9-|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------11---|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Following Fig. A after the third verse @ 2:54 this kicks in:

     (Fig. C.)  Play this staff 5 times.
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------5^6---------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------2--4----3^4---------------------------------------------------|
E|--0--2--4------0---------------------------------------------------------|

Then the guitar rests while the bass continues playing a similar pattern.
Near the end of the fifth time through with only the bass playing, the
"outro" solo kicks in:

        3:26
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----12==12\u-***-------------------------------12=12\u-----------------|
G|-----11^13\u---------------u/9^10r9/u-----------11^13\u-----------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
*** slide up from or down to an (u)ndetermined fret.

      3:36                                3:42
e|-----------------------------------------9===9===9====== ... ----------|
B|-----12=12\u-----------9===9\u-----------12^14==(14)====== ...---------|
G|-----14^16\u-----------11^13\u---------------(shake and hold)----------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

                  (one
       3:45        downpick)                      3:47
e|--===9----9------------9-----------------------------------------------|
B|--==(14)----12--9----9--------12-------------7\9-----------------------|
G|-------------------11-------------11^13p9---------9========9 .... .----|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

          3:49                          3:52
e|----------------9-----------9----------9h12p9-----------------9--------|
B|--------------9---9---12^14---(14*)------------h12p9--------9---h12p9--|
G|--==9----9h11----------------------------------------11^12-------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
    * hold previous bend and (re)pick note

                        3:54               3:55      3:58
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------12----------------|
G|---11^13r11p9-------11\9----------------4h6p4----------*(13)r11p9------|
D|---------------h11----------11\9\6-4------------------------------h11--|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                      *11 bent to 13 before picking

              4:01              4:02                         4:05
e|------------------------------------------9----------------9\u---12--9-|
B|----------------------------------------9---9---12--*(14)--------------|
G|----9^11r9------------------------u/11---------------------------------|
D|------------------u/11p9\u---------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                     *12 bent to 14 before picking

                                    (Begin fade.)
                        4:08                        4:10
e|--(12^14)--12--9----9----9----------------9----------------------------|
B|---*-------------12--------h12p9--------9--12--------------------------|
G|---------------------------------(11^12)-------**(13)r11p9h11/13\11^13-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
    *12 is a grace note on this bend   ** pick 11 prebent to 13

            4:12                                                 4:14
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---12--12p(9 mute)------12========12--9h12p9---------------------------|
G|---------------------(11^13)p9h11^13---------h11p9-----u/11p9\u--------|
D|---------------------------------------------------h11-----------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

    4:16          4:19   4:20                                    4:23
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------5--------------------------------------------------------|
G|---4/6\4/6-----6-------------------------9----------------------------|
D|-------------------------9/11\9-----9/11---11\9-----------------------|
A|---------------------------------h11------------11/9--7--9/11--7------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

     4:26                                      4:28
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----9--(11^12r11^12r11^12)--(12^14)p9---------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------h(11^13)------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

 This seems to be a good stopping point, although there is a cool lick
around 4:37, or so.  The recording has faded 3 or 4 dB and a second
guitar track, which was back in the mix previously, has been gaining in
volume and I think tabbing two lead guitars is rather tedious.

 Lyrics:
   I've not figured out whether this song is about religion, sexual
conquest, or law enforcement, so I may have some mistakes with the
lyrics.  Help would be appreciated.

[Fig. A] (intro)
[Fig. B] (2X)

[1st verse] (beginning on 5th staff of Fig. B, second time through)
I saw a light just up ahead,
But I couldn't seem to rise up from my bed.
I'm not alone and then I am.
Some people seem to think I'm Superman,
* But I watch for the love.
I'm livin' in the Day of the Eagle--
* Eagle not the ..... dove.

[Fig. A] (etc.)

[2nd verse]
* It's like a weight that brings me down.
* If I don't move, I'm on the ground.
It's in my mind. It's in my soul.
It's telling me things that can't (be told?).
* It says "Watch for love."
I'm livin' in the Day of the Eagle--
* Eagle not the ..... dove.

[First solo]

[3rd verse]
Another day, another night.
* I wanna love--they wanna fight.
I need the time.
I've got to be alone.
* I've got to think it over on my own.
* But I watch for the love.
I'm livin' in the Day of the Eagle--
Eagle not the ..... dove.

[Fig. A]

"Ride out" [solo] over [Fig. C.]

            
            
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iamkenman 10 Aug 29, 2017 05:29 PM

Great tab. Finally, somebody got the rhythm correct.

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