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Author
A classic rock song by song writer / guitarist Mark Knopfler.

Tabbed by: BASSteve

Tuning: EADG

Time signature: 4/4

*My tabs are meant to be read in conjunction with listening to the song.
In other words, there are no specific notations to account for note/rest duration.
However, you will find that I’ve made an attempt to strategically space the notes
and rests within their respective measures in order to represent the appropriate durations.


[Intro]

  [..............................4 x..............................]
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------r---5---5-------r---5---|5-------r---5---3---0---3---0---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


[Verse 1]

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------r---5---5-------r---5---|3-------r---3---1-------r---1---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
                                                                   |
                                                                   |(x2)
                                                                   |
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|0-------r---0---0-------r---0---|0-------r---0---0-------r---0---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


               “A    band    is    blowin’    dixie        double
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|3-------r---3-------------------|3-------r---3-------3-----------|
A|------------------------5---3---|------------------------5-------|
E|--------------------------------|----------------------------3---|


  four time.”
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|3-------r---3-------------------|3-------r---3-------------------|
E|--------------------r---3---5---|------------------------5---3---|

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|1-------r---1-------------------|1-------r---1-------------------|
E|--------------------r---1---3---|------------------------1---3---|

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-----------r---5---r---3---0---|5-------r---1---r---1---r-------|
E|--------------------------------|----------------------------3---|

G|----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|1/--(3)---r---3---3-------r---3---|3-------r---3---3---0---3---0---|
E|----------------------------------|--------------------------------|


[Verse 2]

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------r---5---5-------r---5---|3-------r---3---1-------r---1---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
                                                                   |
                                                                   |(x2)
                                                                   |
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|0-------r---0---0-------r---0---|0-------r---0---0-------r---0---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


                        “Competition        in         other
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|3-------r---3-------------------|--------------------3-----------|
A|------------------------5---3---|------------------------5-------|
E|--------------------------------|1-------r---1---------------3---|


  places.”
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|3-------r---3-------------------|3-------r---3-------------------|
E|------------------------3---5---|------------------------5---3---|

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|1-------r---1-------------------|1-------r---1-------------------|
E|------------------------1---3---|------------------------1---3---|

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-----------r---5---r---3---0---|5-------r---1---r---1---r-------|
E|--------------------------------|----------------------------3---|


                         “Way  on  down  south.”
G|----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|1/--(3)---r---3---3-------r-------|3-------r---1---r---1---r-------|
E|----------------------------------|----------------------------3---|


                         “Way  on  down___________south.......”
G|----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|1/--(3)---r---3---3-------r---3---|3-----------3---3---------------|
E|----------------------------------|--------------------1---3---1---|


[Chorus]

G|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|5-----------r---5---3---r---1---|{1}---------------3-----------1---|
E|--------------------------------|----------------------1---3-------|
                                                                     |
                                                                     |(x2)
                                                                     |
G|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|3-------r---3-------r---1/------|3-------r---3-----------0---3-----|
E|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|


[Verse 1]
[Verse 2]
[Chorus]
[Verse 2]
[Chorus]
[Verse 2]
[Chorus]
[Verse 2]


[Outro]

G|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|5-----------r---5---3---r---1---|{1}---------------3-----------1---|
E|--------------------------------|----------------------1---3-------|

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|3-------r---3-------r---1/------|3-------r---3-----------0---3---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


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

| r   rest (listen for duration)
| /   slide (low to high)
| ()  note inside parenthesis not plucked or hammered on
| {}  note inside pointed parenthesis still ringing from previous measure

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

            
            
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freddy4stringer 10 Sep 04, 2009 07:15 PM

sounds good to me. good job!

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