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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):
e|D-----5-------7-------2-------4-----------|
B|E-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------| x4
D|-5-5---5/7-7---72-2---2/4-4---4----------|
A|G-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

  then...
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------99-77-------|  x4
D|-7/9-999-99--7/9-9-77-55-------|
A|-7/9-999-99--7/9-9-------------|
E|-0/0-000-00--0/0-0-------------|


  [Verse:] listen to album for strumming.
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|---4---7---2---5------------------|
D|---x---x---x---x------------------|
A|---4---7---2---5------------------|
E|----------------------------------|


[Chorus]
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|--9---7----------2-------0--------|
D|--9---7----------2-------0--------|
A|--9---7----------2-------0--------|
E|--0---0----------0-------3--------|

e|-----------------------------|-----|-----------|
B|-----------------------------|-----|-----------|
G|--9---7----------2----4--0---|-----|-----------|
D|--9---7----------2----4--0---|--9--|-(9)/------|
A|--9---7----------2----4--0---|--9--|-(9)/------|
E|--0---0----------0----0--3---|--0--|-(0)/------|
                                 At end of chorus strum this chord.

  Play another verse and chorus and after that play:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-14-13-12-----------/17171717171717-/191919191919-/212121212121-----|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

  "Dirty boots" part:
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-7-9--9------x-x-x--9-9--7-7---------------|   x4
D|-7-9--9/----x-x-x--7-7--5-5----------------|
A|-7-9--9/----x-x-x--------------------------|
E|-0-0--0/----x-x-x--------------------------|


  noise...
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-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-|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|--6/77777666-6/77777666-3/5-55-5~-| use whammy bar on last note
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

  next bit 1:
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|---9---x-x-x--12----12-12-12------|
D|---9---x-x-x--12----12-12-12------| x4
A|---9---x-x-x--12----12-12-12------|
E|---0-----------0-----0--0--0------|

e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-11/12-12-12-12-12-11-11-11-------| x4
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|
play next bit 1 twice but one the second time only play the
first riff twice.


  next bit: mute x
e|-2-22-222-2/5-55-555-5/7-77-777-7/9-99-999----|
B|-x-xx-xxx-xxx-xx-xxx-xxx-xx-xxx-xxx-xx-xxx----|
G|-x-xx-xxx-xxx-xx-xxx-xxx-xx-xxx-xxx-xx-xxx----|
D|-2-22-222-2/5-55-555-5/7-77-777-7/9-99-999----|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-5/7-77777-555-5/7-77777-555-/10--10101010--8-8-8-101010101010-|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7/9-99999-777-5/7-99999-777-/12--12121212-101010-121212121212-|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

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

then play intro again gradually strumming it faster and noisier.

e|--12~--|-------------12-------|
B|-------|----------------------|  play this a couple of times and
G|-------|----------------------|  use whammy bar on the high 12
D|-------|-12--12-12------------|
A|-------|----------------------|
E|-------|----------------------|

e|--12121212/14---141414141412-12---121212-9---9997---7--5~~-| bend 5-|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------| with
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------| whammy
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------| bar
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

such a great song.



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| /  Slide up
| x  Dead note
| b  Bend
| ~  Vibrato

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fretshredda 110 May 29, 2013 12:24 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 12 Sep 29, 2015 06:06 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 12 Oct 01, 2015 03:55 PM

this is perfect in this tuning though

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