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Bette Davis Eyes tab

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Part of the "tablature you didn't really want but got anyway" series.

The only recording of this song I have is an ancient and in mono. It's
missing the start and the finish.  I had trouble deciphering the lyrics.


[Chords used]

  Badd9    F     Dm      C
E --1--  --1--  --1--  --0--|
B --1--  --1--  --3--  --1--|
G --3--  --2--  --2--  --0--|
D --3--  --3--  --0--  --2--|
A --1--  --3--  -----  --3--|
E -----  --1--  -----  -----|

Keyboards parts arranged for guitar:

  [Fig. A]                    [Fig. B]
E -----1--------------------  -----1--------------1------|
B --------1-----------3--1--  --------1--------------1---|
G -----------3-----2--------  -----------3-----3---------|
D --------------0-----------  --------------3------------|
A --1--------------------3--  --1-----------3------------|
E -------------------------  -----------------------1----|

  [Fig. C]                    [Fig. D]
E -----1--------------1-----  -----1--------------0--1--|
B --------1--------3-----0--  --------1--------1--------|
G -----------3--2-----------  -----------3--0-----------|
D --------------0-----------  -----------------------0--|
A --1--------------------3--  --1-----------3-----------|
E --------------------------  --------------------------|

(These first 4 parts break down to the following chords:
 [Fig.A]:  Bbadd9 Dm   C    [Fig.B]:  Bbadd9 Bbadd9/C F
 [Fig.C]:  Bbadd9 Dm   C    [Fig.D]:  Bbadd9 C Dm            )

  [Fig.  E]  [Fig. F]
E ---------  --10---10-11-13----10---8---8---8---8-10----10-11-13---10--8--|
B ---------  --------------------------------------------------------------|
G ---------  --------------------------------------------------------------|
D --3-0-3--  --------------------------------------------------------------|
A ---------  --------------------------------------------------------------|
E ---------  --------------------------------------------------------------|

[Fig G]
   (F)               (Eb)
E --8--------8--------8--------8--------|
B ----10-------10-------10-------10-----|
G -------10-------10-------10-------10--|
D --------------------------------------|
A --------------------------------------|
E --------------------------------------|


[Fig.A]  [Fig.C]  [Fig.A]    [Fig.C]

[Verse 1]
Her hair is Harlowe gold (Fig.A)   Lips sweet surprise (Fig.B)
Her hands are never cold (Fig.C)   She's got Bette Davis eyes

F            F/A             ([Fig.E] repeated)
She'll turn the music on you ([Fig.C])   You won't have to think twice ([Fig.D])
She's pure as New York Snow  ([Fig.C])     She got Bette Davis eyes ([Fig.G])

[Chorus 1]
           Dm                  F                 Bbadd9         F
And she'll tease you, she'll unease you, all the better just to please you.
         Dm               F                  Bbadd9          F
She's precocious, and she knows just what it takes to make a pro blush.
         B              Dm                      C                 ([Fig.E] & F)
She's got Greta Garbo's standard size, she's got Bette Davis Eyes ([Fig.C]) x 2

[Verse 2]
(Fig.E repeated)
She'll let you take her home ([Fig.C])  Whets her appetite ([Fig.B])
She'll lay you on the throne ([Fig.C])  She's got Bette Davis eyes

F             F/A
She'll take a tumble on you ([Fig.C])   Roll you like you were dice ([Fig.D])
Until you come up blue ([Fig.C])  She got Bette Davis eyes

[Chorus 2]
She'll expose you when she snows you.
Hope you breathe with the crumbs she throws you.
She's ferocious and she knows just what it takes to make a pro blush
All the boys used to think she's a spy, she's got Bette Davis eyes.

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friedmaj 10 Aug 01, 2016 12:43 PM

"standard size" should be "stand-off sigh"

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