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The Devil's Been Busy - Traveling Wilburys
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

One of my favourite songs from the Traveling Wilbury's "Vol. 3". 

This is the first time I've tried to transcribe a solo. Does it make sense? 
Comments are highly welcome.

Have fun!

The Devil's Been Busy 

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GUITAR PARTS


Intro Riff
e|------------------|-----------------|
B|------------------|-----------------|
G|-----7---5-7----7-|---5-7---5---7---|
D|-----7-7-7-7----7-|-----7-7-7---7---|
A|-5----------------|-----------------|
E|------------------|-----------------|

Sitar Guitar 
FILL 1                   FILL 2                 FILL 3
e|-----7---5--------|   |-----------------|   |-----------------|
B|-----------7-5----|   |---5--7----------|   |----6--8---------|
G|---------------7--|   |-7-------7-------|   |--8------6-------|
D|------------------|   |-----------------|   |-----------------|
A|------------------|   |-----------------|   |-----------------|
E|------------------|   |-----------------|   |-----------------|
                         [triplet]             [triplet]

Solo: slide
e|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|----12-10---8-\-5-|\--3-/-5-/--7----|-----------------|-----------------|
G|------------------|-----------------|-7-\-4--4-\-2--2-|-----------------|
D|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
                                                        (sitar git: Fill 1)

e|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|----12\10---8-\-5-|\--3-/-5-/--7----|-----------------|-----------------|
G|------------------|-----------------|-7-\-4--4---4--4-|-----------------|
D|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
                                                        (sitar git: Fill 1)

                                                                  no slide
e|-----------------|-----------------|------10-12/14\12-|10---------------|
B|---10-12/15---15-|15-\-10-10-------|10-12-------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-------------0-2-|
A|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|
                                      [triplet] [triplet]
                   (sitar git: Fill 2)
 
                                        [2/4]              [4/4]
e|------------------|----------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|------------------|----------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|------------------|----------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-3p2-3---2p0------|----------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|--------------3---|3/5-5---5-|-----------------|-----------------|
E|------------------|----------|-----------------|-----------------|

                                (Intro riff)


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SONG

INTRO
| D | % | % | % |


VERSE 1: Petty
             D
While you're strolling down the fairway
G             D    
Showing no remorse (FILL 1)
D  
Glowing from the poisons
        G          G/F#      Em        A
They've sprayed on your golf course (FILL 1)
             D            D/C
While you're busy sinking birdies
    Bm           Gm
And keeping your scorecard
    F            C        G          D
The devil's been busy in your back yard (Intro riff)


VERSE 2: Harrison
D
Steaming down the highway
          G                D
With your trucks of toxic waste (FILL 1)
D
Where you gonna hide it?
G     G/F#   Em        A
Maybe outer space? (FILL 1)
     D                     D/C
You don't know what you're doing (FILL 2)
   Bm               Gm
Or what you have to guard (FILL 2)
    F            C        G        D
The devil's been busy in your back yard (Intro riff)


MIDDLE 8: Dylan
    A
Sometimes you think you're crazy
        D
But you know you're only mad
     Bm
Sometimes your better off not knowing
          A
How much you've been had


VERSE 3: Dylan
    D
You see your second cousin
G           D
Wasted in a fight (FILL 1)
    D
You say he had it coming
    G        G/F#  Em         A
You couldn't do it right (FILL 1)
       D            D/C
You're in a western movie, (FILL 2) 
Bm             Eb(7)
Playing a li'l part (FILL 3)
    F            C       G         D
The devil's been busy in your back yard (Intro riff)


SOLO
| D  | D  | G  |  D  |  D | D  | G  G/F# | Em  A |
SOLO           (Fill 1) SOLO                (Fill 1)

| D  | D/C  | Bm  | Gm  | F  C |[2/4] G |[4/4] D | D  |
SOLO  (Fill2) SOLO                       (Intro riff)



MIDDLE 8: Dylan
    A
Sometimes they say you're wicked
        D
But you know that can't be bad
    Bm
Sometimes you're better off not knowing
      A
It'll only make you sad


VERSE 4: Lynne
        D
They're coming down Picadilly
G               D
Dripping at the dosh (FILL 1)
D
Arresting Sticky Willy
G            G/F#       Em       A
Clubbing him with their cosh (FILL 1)
     D                   D/C
They just might not have noticed, (FILL 2)
             Bm             Gm
They've been beating him so hard (FILL 2)
    F            C       G         D
The devil's been busy in your back yard (Intro riff)


CODA
    F            C       G         D
The devil's been busy in your back yard (Intro riff)

    F            C       G         D
The devil's been busy in your back yard (Intro riff, 3 bars)


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ADDITIONAL GUITAR

There are always lots of acoustic guitars on Wilbury songs with capos in different positions. 
You might want to track the first guitar with a second one, capo 5th fret:

Intro
| A | A | 

VERSE 1, 2 / Solo
| A | A | D | A | A | A | D D/C# | Bm E |
| A | A/G | F#m | Dm | C G |[2/4] D |[4/4] A | A |

VERSE 3
| A | A | D | A | A | A | D D/C# | Bm E |
| A | A/G | F#m | Bb7 | C G |[2/4] D |[4/4] A | A |

VERSE 4
| A | A | D | A | A | A | D D/C# | Bm E |
| A | A/G | F#m | Dm | C G |[2/4] D |[4/4] A | A |
| C G |[2/4] D |[4/4] A | A | C G |[2/4] D |[4/4] A | A | A |

MIDDLE 8
| E | E | A | A | F#m | F#m | E | E | 


            
            
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carolila 105 Dec 21, 2014 11:21 AM

I love it solo's perfect chords are great and the fills are right on. Thanks for this sweet tab of a choice song.

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