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Down To The Water Line
Dire Straits


[Intro]

(0:20)
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|----------------7-9-9B------9-7-----9-9-7~-|
D|-----------/9------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|


(0:29)
e|-----------7-10-7h10p7----7--|
B|-------/7---------------7----|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|


(0:38)                     (0:46)
e|--------------------7-10-|-----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------7^10-----|---7-10---7------------------------------------|
G|-7h9B(11)R9p7------------|--------9---7-9---7-----------------7-7----7---|
D|-------------------------|----------------9---7-9---7-------9------9-----|
A|-------------------------|------------------------9---7-9----------------|
E|-------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|


(0:53) Band Kicks In!
e|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------7-7~----7--9B(11)---9---7h9p7-|--4--2--4-4~-4p2------4p2-------|
D|-----9-------9------------------------|-----------------4p0--------4p0-|
A|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------|
B|---3-3-3----------------------------|
G|----------4-4-2-2-------------------|
D|--------------------4-2-0-2p0-------|
A|-------------------------------2-2~-|
E|------------------------------------|


[Verse]

Sweet surrender on the quayside

e|--------------||
B|--------------||
G|---9-9p7-7----||
D|---9-9p7-7----||
A|--------------||
E|--------------||

You remember we used to run and hide

e|------------7------------------------------||
B|----------7--7--10p7-10B(12)R(10)B(12------||
G|---9B(11)----------------------------------||
D|-------------------------------------------||
A|-------------------------------------------||
E|-------------------------------------------||

In the shadow of the cargos I take you one time
We're countin' all the numbers - Down to the Waterline

(No Lead)

[Verse]

Well. Near misses on the dogleap stairways

e|---7----------------------------------||
B|---7----------------------------------||
G|-----9-9B(10)R(9)B(10)R(9)-7----------||
D|-----9-9B(10)R(9)B(10)R(9)---9-7-9----||
A|--------------------------------------||
E|--------------------------------------||

French kisses in the darkened doorways

e|--------------------||
B|---7B(9)-5-5/3-3----||
G|---7B(9)-6-6/4-4----||
D|--------------------||
A|--------------------||
E|--------------------||

A foghorn blowin' out wild and cold
A policeman shines a light upon my shoulder

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------7-|
B|-------------------------------------------7B(8)7-8--8/12-10-----7---|
G|-----7-7-----7-9(11)9p7h9--7h9p7-----------7B(8)7-7--7/11-9---9B-----|
D|-7-9-----7h9-----------------------9p7h9-----------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------||
B|---10p7--------------------------------------||
G|---------9p7--9p7-----0----------7----7/-----||
D|--------------------9--------------9---------||
A|------------------------7h8h9----------------||
E|---------------------------------------------||


Up comes a coaster fast and silent (In the night)

e|------------------------------------||
B|---7-9------------------------------||
G|---7-9B(11)R9B(10)R9----7-----------||
D|---------------------------9-7-9----||
A|------------------------------------||
E|------------------------------------||

Over my shoulder all you can see are the pilot lights

e|----10----9----7---9---7------||
B|-/7----/7---/7-----------7----||
G|-----------------9---7---7----||
D|------------------------------||
A|------------------------------||
E|------------------------------||

No money in our jackets, and our jeans are torn
Your hands are cold, (but your lips are warm)

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------||
B|--------------------------------------------------------7B(8)7-8-8/12-10----||
G|-----7h9p7-----7-9B(11)9p7h9-9--7-----7--9p7----7-------7B(8)7-7-7/11-9-----||
D|-7-9-------7h9----------------------9---------9---9-7-9---------------------||
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------||
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------||


[Interlude/Solo]

e|------------------------------------------------10---------------|
B|---9-10-12-12(14)-(14)12-9-8-----10-8---10-8--------8-10---8-----|
G|--9---------------------------9-------9------9-----------9-------|
D|-9---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------15------------------13------------------------|
B|-----12-13-15-15(17)----(17)15-12-15(17)-----(17)15-13-13-13-------|
G|---12--------------------------------------------------------12/14-|
D|/12----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------5-7--------9/12-|
B|---------------------------3/5/7------------------|
G|-----------------------0-2--------------7/9-------|
D|---(15)14---------0-4-----------------------------|
A|----------13--12----------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|-9h12p9-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------10/12-------------------------11----12p11--------------14---------|
G|--------------11/14---------0------11-------------11-13--13B(15)--(15)R13-|
D|-----------------------14------/11-------11-------------------------------|
A|--------------------16----0-----------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------12------------------------------|
B|------------12-15-12-----------------x----15-14\12\10/12\7-------------|
G|-11------12----------12------------x-----------------------------------|
D|------12----------------12-------x-------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse]

She can see him on the jetty that they used to know

e|----------------------------|
B|-7-9-10----10---------------|
G|-7-9-9(11)-9(11)--11p9------|
D|-7-9-------------------12-9-|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|

She can feel him in the places where the sailors go

e|---------7---------------------------------|
B|-------7---10p7---7------------------------|
G|-9B(11)---------9---9p7---0-------7---7\---|
D|------------------------9-----------9------|
A|----------------------------7h8h9----------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

When she's walking by the river or the railway line
She can still hear him whisper: Let's go down to the waterline. Come on


[Outro]

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------7(8)7-8--8/12-10-|
G|-----7-9-7------7-9(11)9p7h9-9-7-7---7-9p7---7--------7(8)7-7--7/11--9-|
D|-7-9--------7h9--------------------9-------9---9-7-9-------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------7-10p7---7------------------------------------------9---------|
B|-------7--------7---10p7-----------------7(8)7-8--8/12-10----7---------|
G|-9(11)-------------------9h7-9h7---7-----7(8)7-7--7/11--9----7---------|
D|---------------------------------9---9-----------------------9---------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------9---------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------7---------|


************************************

| h  hammer on
| p  pull-off
| B  Bend
| R  Realease bend
| () bend note to the note inside brackets
| /  slide

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goombas 20 Oct 24, 2009 12:34 PM

The really fast lick 38 seconds in played like this:

E-------------7-10------|
B-------7^10------------|
G-----------------------|
D-----------------------|
A-----------------------|
E-----------------------|

I think is a little easier to play like this because you can rake it a little bit more smoothly with the three-fingered Knopfler style, if you barre the 10th fret:

E-------------10---------|
B-------10h12------------|
G----11------------------|
D------------------------|
A------------------------|
E------------------------|

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Dill69 16 Jan 11, 2011 07:02 PM

also the start is achieved by

E------------------------|
B------------------------|
G------------------------|
D------------------------|
A------------------------|
E--7---------------------|

and use the volume control on the guitar or a volume pedal

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Jamese87 10 May 20, 2012 08:45 AM

A lyrical comment:
For Key? side, it's actually "Quayside."

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