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BIG DIPPER  -- Cracker

(This is the full version, worked out painstakenly from previous tab by "Steve Vetter")

*Tune 1/2 step down. (Easy open chord version for acoustic)
*All chords played for full measure – indicated w/ bars (|) at beginning

Intro: Am |C  |F  |G  | (x1)

Verse: Am |C  |F  |G  | (x2)
Am                                    |C                               
    |
     The cigarettes                      And carrot juice.   Get yourself a
F                                     |G                               
    |
new tattoo,   for  those  sleeveless   days      of June.
Am                                    |C                               
    |
  I'm sitting on the Cafe  Xeno steps,   with a book I haven't started yet,
F                                     |G                               
    |
   watching  all  the girls walk by.

Chorus: G  |F  |Dm |C  | (x2)
G                                     |F                               
    |
               Could   I   take   you  out?          I'd be yours without a
Dm                                    |C                               
    |
doubt..                on  that   Big  Dipper.
G                                     |F                               
    |
   If the sound of this, it frightens  you,          we could  play it real
Dm                                    |C                               
    |
cool.         And act some-what   in - different.

Verse:
Am                                    C
   And hey June,   why’d you have to come, why'd ya hafta come a-round   so
F                                     G
soon?   I wasn't ready   for all this nature.
Am                                    C
    The terrible green, green grass,  and violent blooms of flowered dresses,
F                                     G
    and afternoons that make me sleepy.

Chorus:
G                                F
          But  we  could  wait a-while, before we push that dull
    Dm                           C
turnstile..         into   the   passage.
G                                F
        Thousands  they  have    tread.   And, others sometimes
Dm                               C
fled,             before  their  turn came.

Solo: Am |C  |F  |G  | (x2) {over verse chords, no lyrics}

Chorus:
G                                  F
               We could  wait our  lives,    before  a  chance
  Dm                               C
arrives.          Before     the   passage.
G                                  F
     From the top you can see Monterey.  Or think about San
  Dm                               C
Jose.  Though I know it's not that pleasant.

Verse:
Am                                 C
    And hey Jim!  ah, Kerouac.       Brother of the Famous Jack.
F                                  G
 Or so he likes to say.    Lucky   bastard!
Am                                 C
 He's sitting on the Cafe Xeno steps, with a girl I'm not over yet.
F                                  G
   Watching all the world go by.

Chorus:
G                               F
         Boy   you're  looking  bad.   Did I make you feel that
Dm                              C
sad?            I'm   honestly  flattered.
G                               F
         But if  she asked  me  out,     I'd be hers   without a
Dm                              C
doubt,          on  that  Big   Dipper.

Outro Verse:
Am                                 C
         Cigarettes..                And carrot juice. Get yourself a
F                                  G
new tattoo.   For those sleeveless days     of June.
Am                                 C
 I'm sitting on the Cafe Xeno steps.               I haven't got the
F                                  G
courage yet..    I haven’t got the courage yet..   I haven't got the
Am (1 strum)
courage yet.

[END]

Structure:
Progression 1 = Am |C  |F  |G  |
Progression 2 = G  |F  |Dm |C  |

Prog 1 (x1) – intro
Prog 1 (x2) – verse1&2
Prog 2 (x2) – chorus1
Prog 1 (x2) – verse3&4
Prog 2 (x2) – chorus2
Prog 1 (x2) – solo (over prog 1)
Prog 2 (x2) – chorus3
Prog 1 (x2) – verse5&6
Prog 2 (x2) – chorus4
Prog 1 (x2) – verse6&7 (plus 1 Am strum to end)

Verse Tab (slow):
The most noticeable section of the song is the baseline walking in the verse’s Am and F 
The “2 & 3” counts are very distinct.

If strumming, make them prominent, or pick something like:
   Am             |C              |F              |G 
            |
e:-0-------0---0---0---000-0-000-0-1-------1---1---3---3---3-3-3-3-|
B:-1-------1---1---1---111-1-111-1-1-------1---1---3---3---3-3-3-3-|
G:-2-------2---222-0---000-0-000-0-2-------2---2---0---0---0-0-0-0-|
D:-2-------2---222-2---222-2-222-2-3-------3---333-0---0---0-0-0-0-|
A:-0---3-2-0---000-3---333-3-333-3-3-------3---333-2---2---2-2-2-2-|
E:---------------------------------1---3-2-1---111-3---3---3-3-3-3-|
   1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .

The choruses are kind of hard to hear at first. They run G, F, Dm, C (one measure each – 
count of 1 through 4) and then go

straight into either another chorus with G or a verse with Am. First pass is nearly 
The second pass picks up chords. (keep

tapping or you’ll get lost)

Chorus pass 1 (patience, almost painfully):
  G      [G   G   F       F   F   
     Dm  Dm  C]*     C C C 
 * = faint or nothing
. 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
    “Could I..” “out?”          “doubt.”         “Dipper.”

Chorus pass 2 (strum away):
  G   G G G   G G F   
F F   F F Dm  DmDmDm  DmDmC   C CC   C
. 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
    “If the..”  “you..”          “cool..”      “indifferent.”

Solo Tab:
e:------------------------------------------------------|
B:------------------------------------------------------|
G:--5--7--9-5-10--9--5-5--7-7--7--10--9--5--7--5--------|
D:------------------------------------------------7--5--|
A:------------------------------------------------------|
E:------------------------------------------------------|

            
            
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drhalliday88 10 Nov 01, 2017 10:57 AM

Well done, though this is really more of a chord sheet than a tab. Might recategorize.

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