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Dirty Boots Tab

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Sonic Youth - Dirty Boots (from the album Goo)

This is Thurston's guitar part. the tuning (from low to high) is EGDGED. slightly 
of standard tuning. you'll come to see its a pretty awesome tuning.

Intro (oh, how great it sounds):
D-----5-------7-------2-------4-----------|
E-----------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------| x4
D-5-5---5/7-7---72-2---2/4-4---4----------|
G-----------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------|

then...
-------------------------------|
-------------------------------|
-------------------99-77-------|  x4
-7/9-999-99--7/9-9-77-55-------|
-7/9-999-99--7/9-9-------------|
-0/0-000-00--0/0-0-------------|


Verse: listen to album for strumming.
----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|
---4---7---2---5------------------|
---x---x---x---x------------------|
---4---7---2---5------------------|
----------------------------------|


Chorus
----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|
--9---7----------2-------0--------|
--9---7----------2-------0--------|
--9---7----------2-------0--------|
--0---0----------0-------3--------|

-----------------------------|-----|-----------|
-----------------------------|-----|-----------|
--9---7----------2----4--0---|-----|-----------|
--9---7----------2----4--0---|--9--|-(9)/------|
--9---7----------2----4--0---|--9--|-(9)/------|
--0---0----------0----0--3---|--0--|-(0)/------|
                                 At end of chorus strum this chord.

Play another verse and chorus and after that play:
--------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------|
-14-13-12-----------/17171717171717-/191919191919-/212121212121-----|
--------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------|

"Dirty boots" part:
-------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------|
-7-9--9------x-x-x--9-9--7-7---------------|   x4
-7-9--9/----x-x-x--7-7--5-5----------------|
-7-9--9/----x-x-x--------------------------|
-0-0--0/----x-x-x--------------------------|


noise...
------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------|
-7-9-9-9-9b--7-9-9-14-14-12-12--7-9-9-9-9b-7-9-12--14/19-19-19-19-|
------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------|

----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|
--6/77777666-6/77777666-3/5-55-5~-| use whammy bar on last note
----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|

next bit 1:
----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|
---9---x-x-x--12----12-12-12------|
---9---x-x-x--12----12-12-12------| x4
---9---x-x-x--12----12-12-12------|
---0-----------0-----0--0--0------|

----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|
-11/12-12-12-12-12-11-11-11-------| x4
----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|
play next bit 1 twice but one the second time only play the
first riff twice.


next bit: mute x
-2-22-222-2/5-55-555-5/7-77-777-7/9-99-999----|
-x-xx-xxx-xxx-xx-xxx-xxx-xx-xxx-xxx-xx-xxx----|
-x-xx-xxx-xxx-xx-xxx-xxx-xx-xxx-xxx-xx-xxx----|
-2-22-222-2/5-55-555-5/7-77-777-7/9-99-999----|
----------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------|

---------------------------------------------------------------|
-5/7-77777-555-5/7-77777-555-/10--10101010--8-8-8-101010101010-|
---------------------------------------------------------------|
-7/9-99999-777-5/7-99999-777-/12--12121212-101010-121212121212-|
---------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------|

-2-22-222-2/5-55-555-5/7-77-777-7/9-99-999----|
----------------------------------------------| after playing this
----------------------------------------------| strum last chord for
-2-22-222-2/5-55-555-5/7-77-777-7/9-99-999----| few bars
----------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------|

then play intro again gradually strumming it faster and noisier.

--12~--|-------------12-------|
-------|----------------------|  play this a couple of times and
-------|----------------------|  use whammy bar on the high 12
-------|-12--12-12------------|
-------|----------------------|
-------|----------------------|

--12121212/14---141414141412-12---121212-9---9997---7--5~~-| bend 5-|
--------------------------------------------------------------------| with
--------------------------------------------------------------------| whammy
--------------------------------------------------------------------| bar
--------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------|

such a great song.
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fretshredda wrote on May 29 2013, 04:24 am

I don't think this needs to be played in that tuning. It can be done in standard quite easily

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kaphooeyboyo wrote on September 29 2015, 10:06 pm

the opening riff in STANDARD is

e-----3--------5--------0--------2------------------
B---------------------------------------------------
G---------------------------------------------------
D-5-5---5--7-7---7--2-2---2--4-4---4----------------
A---------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------

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kaphooeyboyo wrote on October 1 2015, 07:55 pm

this is perfect in this tuning though

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