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	            "SETTING ME UP" off LP "Dire Straits" (1978)
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Tabbed by: Les Gibson

Tuning: Standard (EADGBe)

Swung rhythm: listen to record!

Intro Riff (played quite fast with fingers, Mark Knopfler style):

e|--------------------------------------------| 
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|----0----6----0----6------0----6----0----6--|
D|----0--7-7----0--5-5------0--7-7----0--5-5--|
A|--0---------0-----------0---------0---------|
E|--------------------------------------------|     
                                                         (play twice)
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-------2---2---4---5---4---2----------| 
D|-------2---2---4---5---4---2--------2-|            
A|--0--0---0---0---0---0---0---0--3h4---|
E|--------------------------------------|




Verse 1:

A
You say I'm the greatest, bound for glory
				 E   
Well the word is out and I learned
A
I got the latest side of the story
        G          D              A
You're pulling out before you get burned


Verse 2:

A
Well your hands are squeezing me, down to the bone
                               E
I never saw you breaking no law
A
Stands to reason I've got to leave you alone
G          D         A
 What you take me for


Chorus:

    A                              D
Cos you're setting me up to put me down
             E                        A
You're just making me out to be your clown
           A                        D
You're just setting me up to put me down
            E
You better give it up (give it up), give it up
                        A
Quit your messing round


Fills in chorus:

  You're setting me up
                e|-------------------------|--------------------------|
                B|---/8---7--5-------------|---/8---7--5--------------|
                G|---/9---7--5h6-----------|---/9---7--5h6------------|
                D|---------------7-5---5-7-|---------------7--5---5-7-|
                A|-0-----------------7-----|-0------------------7-----|
                E|-------------------------|--------------------------|

      To put me down
                e|-------------------------|--------------------------|
                B|---/3---0----------------|---/3---0-----------------|
                G|---/2---0--2--5---4---2--|---/2---0--2--5---4---2---|
                D|-0---------0--0-0-0-0-0--|-0---------0--0-0-0-0-0---|
                A|-------------------------|--------------------------|
                E|-------------------------|--------------------------|

        You're just making me out
                e|-------------------------|--------------------------|
                B|---/5---2--0--3-x-2-x-0--|---/5---2--0--3-x-2-x-0---|
                G|---/4---2--1--2-x-2-x-1--|---/4---2--1--2-x-2-x-1---|
                D|-------------------------|--------------------------|
                A|-------------------------|--------------------------|
                E|-0-----------------------|-0------------------------|

  To be your clown
                e|-------------------------|--------------------------|
                B|-------------------------|--------------------------|
                G|------------5b-----------|-------------------5b-----|
                D|----/7--5------7--7p5----|--7---7-7-5---7--x----7---|
                A|-0--------7-----------7--|----7-------7---x---------|
                E|-------------------------|--------------------------|

(next four lines of chorus, fills are exactly the same)
            

Verse 3:

A
You think I care about your reaction
                         E
You think I don't understand
A
All you wanted was a piece of the action
G         D                A
Now you talk about another man




| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note

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jadek061 10 May 14, 2013 11:19 PM

Awesome tab, all it's missing is the solo but otherwise TOP JOB!

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