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Bartender And The Thief Tab

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D A D G B E
Stereophonics - The Bartender And The Thief
Tabbed By Richard Pugh

One of their best live songs. Me and my brother cover this song in out band, and this is 
we play it:

DROP D, it does say so at the start of the first bar.

I made some minor changes after rediscovering this tab after several years, though I'm 
sure why people think it sounds very wrong, either they're not playing in drop D, or ... ?

Key:
x = Muted strings
~ = Let ring/ vibrato in the solo (and where it sounds good)
/ = Slide up to...
\ = Slide down to...

"-"s are used only to make the tab seem clear, they are used for timing only, nothing else.

Intro:
e|--------------------------------|
b|--------------------------------|
g|--------------------------------|
d|5---5---5---5---5---5---5-3-5-3-|
a|5---5---5---5---5---5---5-3-5-3-|
D|5---5---5---5---5---5---5-3-5-3-|

Verse:
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|6-6-x-x-6-6-x-6~~~6-x-x-6-6-x-6~~~6-x-x-6-6-x-6~~~6-x-x-6-6-x-x-|
|4-4-x-x-4-4-x-4~~~4-x-x-4-4-x-4~~~4-x-x-4-4-x-4~~~4-x-x-4-4-x-x-|
|3-3-x-x-3-3-x-3~~~3-x-x-3-3-x-3~~~3-x-x-3-3-x-3~~~3-x-x-3-3-x-x-|
|5-5-x-x-5-5-x-5~~~5-x-x-5-5-x-5~~~5-x-x-5-5-x-5~~~5-x-x-5-5-x-x-|
|3-3-x-x-3-3-x-3~~~3-x-x-3-3-x-3~~~3-x-x-3-3-x-3~~~3-x-x-3-3-x-x-|
         When you think about it......

|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|----------------------3~~~5-3~~~|
|5~~~5-5-8-5-5-8-5-5-5-3~~~5-3~~~|
|0~~~0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3~~~5-3~~~| X2
Saaaaaay........

VERSE

Pre-Chorus:
Slide up to the first chord every time
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|8~~~8-8-8-8-8-5~~~5-5-5~~~5-5-5-|
|8~~~8-8-8-8-8-5~~~5-5-5~~~5-5-5-|
|8~~~8-8-8-8-8-5~~~5-5-5~~~5-5-5-| X3
           Gone fishing...

|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|8-5-5-8-5-5-8-5-5-8-5-5-8-5-5-5-|
|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|

Chorus:
|2~~~2-2-2-2-2-------------------|
|3~~~3-3-3-3-3-------------------|
|2~~~2-2-2-2-2-------------------|
|0~~~0-0-0-0-0-5~~~5-5-5~~~5-5-5-|
|--------------5~~~5-5-5~~~5-5-5-|
|--------------5~~~5-5-5~~~5-5-5-| X4

VERSE

Verse 2:
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|6-6-x-x-6-6-x-6~~~6-x-x-6-6-x-6~~~6-x-x-6-6-x-6~~~6-x-x-6-6-x-x-|
|4-4-x-x-4-4-x-4~~~4-x-x-4-4-x-4~~~4-x-x-4-4-x-4~~~4-x-x-4-4-x-x-|
|3-3-x-x-3-3-x-3~~~3-x-x-3-3-x-3~~~3-x-x-3-3-x-3~~~3-x-x-3-3-x-x-|
|5-5-x-x-5-5-x-5~~~5-x-x-5-5-x-5~~~5-x-x-5-5-x-5~~~5-x-x-5-5-x-x-|
|3-3-x-x-3-3-x-3~~~3-x-x-3-3-x-3~~~3-x-x-3-3-x-3~~~3-x-x-3-3-x-x-|
       She couldn't....

|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|----------------------3~~~5-3~~~|
|5~~~5-5-8-5-5-8-5-5-5-3~~~5-3~~~|
|0~~~0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3~~~5-3~~~|

|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|----------------------3///12~~~\|
|5~~~5-5-8-5-5-8-5-5-5-3///12~~~\|
|0~~~0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3///12~~~\|

PRE-CHORUS

CHORUS

Middle 8 (solo)
With Wah
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|--------1010--9---7---7~~~~~~/|
|3~~~x-x-9-9---9---7---7~~~~~~/|
|3~~~x-x-----------------------|
|3~~~x-x-----------------------| X2

|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|----------------------3~~~5-3~~~|
|5~~~5-5-8-5-5-8-5-5-5-3~~~5-3~~~|
|0~~~0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3~~~5-3~~~| X2

Live there is a solo over this second bit, i just make it up as i go along using the 
scale of D.

|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|----------1010--9---7---7~~~~~~/|
|0-3~~~x-x-9-9---9---7---7~~~~~~/|
|0-3~~~x-x-----------------------|
|0-3~~~x-x-----------------------| X2

|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|----------------------3~~~5-3~~~|
|5~~~5-5-8-5-5-8-5-5-5-3~~~5-3~~~|
|0~~~0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3~~~5-3~~~|

|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|----------------------3///12~~~\|
|5~~~5-5-8-5-5-8-5-5-5-3///12~~~\|
|0~~~0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3///12~~~\|

PRE-CHORUS

CHORUS X 4 (the do's go over the chorus chords)

Outro (live)

|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|3-2-0-3-2-0-3-2-0-3-2-0-3-2-0~~~|
|3-2-0-3-2-0-3-2-0-3-2-0-3-2-0~~~|
|3-2-0-3-2-0-3-2-0-3-2-0-3-2-0~~~| X 4

|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|0///12~~12\\\0-let ring-|
|0///12~~12\\\0-let ring-|
|0///12~~12\\\0-let ring-|

This is how i play it, it sounds ace, and is pretty much 100% accurate i think.

Info. from stereobase.co.uk:

Wah pedal - Crybaby Wah
Distortion/Overdrive - Either a Boss BD-2 (which i have and use) or a Marshall Guvnor

Thanks and enjoy.
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wangmaster 353 May 02, 2006 08:48 AM

well i bet its shit (the cover I mean)

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Ric34 10 Mar 26, 2008 09:40 AM

sounds pretty wrong to me, but its your way of playing it, doesnt have to be a perfect cover.

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spadrik 10 Apr 19, 2008 07:00 AM

you guys are playing drop D right?

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