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                             DIRTY CITY - Steve Winwood
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Tabbed by: Alan Beaulieu
Email: ajb0429@gmail.com

Tuning: Standard

This is a basic interpretation of the distorted rhythm guitar part of the song.

Key: D 

VERSE - Palm mute an open 'D' string, finish with various short fills ending in D.

Example:

  D5                                                          Short fill(*)
e|----------------------------------------------------------------3-1--------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------1-3----|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  
  pm ----------------------------------------------------------->let ring--->|

  "A gangster came to see my boy....to pay one more bill"


(*) Other fills: Various D minor Penatonic riffs, ending in D.  Go nuts.  Open postion (below)
   works best.

  Dm Pentatonic Scale, D Shape ('open position') (D, F, G, A, C):

e|--1---3----------|
B|--1---3----------|
G|0---2------------|
D|0-----3----------|
A|0-----3----------|
E|--1---3----------|


CHORUS
  Bb5               C5                   D5             
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-3---------------|-5---------------|----7------------|
D|-3---------------|-5---------------|----7------------|
A|-1---------------|-3---------------|----5------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
    "Dirty City,        this is a dirty town"

  C5   Bb5                 C5                                   D5
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
G|-5----3----------|--------5--------|-----------------|---------7------|
D|-5----3----------|--------5--------|-----------------|---------7------|
A|-3----1----------|--------3--------|-----------------|---------5------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
          "Where's the pity,    I can't move on up to higher ground"


That's the basic structure. Use your imagination to fill in the rest. - AJB


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LovesLesPauls 10 wrote on September 28 2008, 11:41 am

ive been waiting for this tab for aaaaaaages!!!! too bad now i gotta make it :P seriously, good map

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turkeyjerky214 31 wrote on February 26 2015, 06:32 pm

Tab incomplete. The chords and key are insanely easy. If it were listed as "chords" it'd be fine, but it's listed as a tab so it's wildly incomplete

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