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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: snider@liege.ics.uci.edu (Craig Snider)
Subject: Tab for Leo Kottke's Stealing


Somebody, from Alaska I believe, was looking for tab for Leo Kottke's
Stealing, so that he could be in good graces with a friend who might
take him Halibut fishing (sounds like a Kottke story there :-) ).  Anyway,
it inspired me to finally sit down and try writing some tab.  Maybe I'll
get some of the other pieces I know down one of these days also.


This transcription is based on the live version on the My Feet Are Smiling
LP.  My turntable hasn't been working for a while, so I wasn't able to do
any verification against the recording, but this is the way I've been
playing it for close to twenty years now.  Any differences from the recording
are very minor and probably consist of variations on transitions between
sections.  The version on Mudlark starts at section 3, and becomes a duet
after the first time through part 4 - much of which is just double tracking.

This is another of Kottke's high energy, fast tempo pieces.  It is relatively
straightforward, the hard part being bringing it up to tempo.

It is also a good illustration of Leo's taking the thumb into melody
excursions, instead of always that "one oink per beat" duty.
The thumb always plays on the beat, with other fingers filling in the rest.
Where the player might be disinclined to use the thumb for higher strings
and melody parts, I've indicated its use by extending the beat mark all the
way up to the note to indicate the thumb's use.  The first instance of this
appears in measure 10, then 25, and so on.

The slides in measures 66, 68, 70, and 72, begin at the first fret.

Please let me know if you find any problems, changes, or have any questions.



Stealing   --  Leo Kottke

from My Feet Are Smiling

6-string standard tuning

Section order on My Feet Are Smiling:
1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 4, 6, 6, 7, 4, 3, 3

Section order on Mudlark:
3, 3, 4, 3, 7, 4, 6, 7, 6, 7


Intro: (repeat 5X, gradual crescendo)

  |--------------------------|--------------------------|
  |--------------------------|--------------------------|
1 |-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
  |--------------------------|--------------------------|
  |--3-----------0-----2-----|--3-----------0-----2-----|
  |--------3-----------------|--------3-----------------|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


Section 1:

     C

  |--------0--------0--------|--------------------------|
  |-----1--------------------|--3p-1-----------1--------|
3 |--------------------------|-----------2--------------|
  |--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------2-----|
  |--3-----------3-----------|--3-----------3-----------|
  |--------------------------|--------------------------|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

  |--------0--------0--------|--------------------------|
  |-----1--------------------|--3p-1-----------1--------|
5 |--------------------------|-----------2--------------|
  |--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------2-----|
  |--3-----------3-----------|--3-----------3-----------|
  |--------------------------|--------------------------|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


                    F

  |--------0-----|-----------1--------------|
  |-----1--------|-----------------1--------|
7 |-----------0--|-----2--------------------|
  |--------2-----|--------3-----------3-----|
  |--3-----------|--------------------------|
  |--------------|--1-----------1-----------|
     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .




     G

  |--3--------3--------------|--------------------------|
  |--------------------------|-----0-----0-----0--------|
9 |-----------------4--------|--------5-----5-----------|
  |--------5-----------5-----|--------|-----------0-----|
  |--------------------------|--------|-----------------|
  |--3-----------3-----------|--3-----|-----3-----------|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


     F

  |--------------------------|--------------------------|
  |--------1--------1--------|--3p-1-----------1--------|
11|--------------------------|-----------2--------------|
  |--------3-----------3-----|--------3-----------3-----|
  |--------------------------|--------------------------|
  |--1-----------1-----------|--1-----------1-----------|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


     F

  |--------------------------|--------------------------|
  |--------1--------1--------|--3p--1----------1--------|
13|--------------------------|-----------2-----------2--|
  |--------3-----------3-----|--------3-----------3-----|
  |--------------------------|--------------------------|
  |--1-----------1-----------|--1-----------1-----------|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


     C

  |--------0--------0--------|--------------------------|
  |-----1--------------------|--3p-1-----------1--------|
15|--------------------------|-----------2--------------|
  |--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------2-----|
  |--3-----------3-----------|--3-----------3-----------|
  |--------------------------|--------------------------|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


     C

  |--------0--------0--------|--------------------------|
  |-----1--------------------|--3p-1----------1---------|
17|--------------------------|-----------2-----------2--|
  |--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------2-----|
  |--3-----------3-----------|--3-----------3-----------|
  |--------------------------|--------------------------|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .



     G

  |-----------3--------------|--------------------------|
  |-----------------0--------|------------------0-------|
19|--------------------------|-----------0--2-----------|
  |--------0-----------0-----|-----3--------------------|
  |--------------------------|--------------------------|
  |--3-----------3-----------|--1-----1-----1-----------|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


     C                          G

  |--------------------------|--------3--------3--------|
  |--1--------1-----1--------|--------0--------0--------|
21|--0--------0-----0-----0--|--------------------------|
  |--------2-----------2-----|--------0-----------0-----|
  |--3-----------3-----------|--------------------------|
  |--------------------------|--3-----------3-----------|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


  |--3--------3-----3--------|
  |--0--------0-----0--------|
23|--------------------------|
  |--------0-----------0-----|
  |--------------------------|
  |--3-----------3-----------|
     |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

Section 2:

     C

  |-----8--------7p-5--------|--------------------------|
  |-----------------------8--|-----6--5-------5------8--|
24|--------5-----------5-----|--------|--7--------5-----|
  |--5-----------5-----------|--5-----|-----5-----|-----|
  |--------------------------|--|-----|-----|-----|-----|
  |--------------------------|--|-----|-----|-----|-----|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


     F                          C           G

  |--------------------------|--------------------------|
  |--------1p-0--------------|----1------------0--------|
26|-----------------2--------|-----------0--------------|
  |--------3-----------3-----|--------2-----------0-----|
  |--------------------------|--3-----------------------|
  |--1-----------1-----------|--------------3-----------|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


     C

  |-----8--------7p-5--------|--------------------------|
  |-----------------------8--|-----6--5-------5------8--|
28|--------5-----------5-----|--------|--7--------5-----|
  |--5-----------5-----------|--5-----|-----5-----|-----|
  |--------------------------|--|-----|-----|-----|-----|
  |--------------------------|--|-----|-----|-----|-----|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


    G

  |--------------0--------3--|--------------3s-7--------|
  |-----------0-----3--1-----|-----0--------------------|
30|-----0--2-----------|-----|--------------------0-----|
  |--------|-----------|-----|--------0-----0-----|-----|
  |--------|-----------|-----|--------|-----|-----|-----|
  |--3-----|-----3-----|-----|--3-----|-----|-----|-----|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


     C

  |-----8--------7p-5--------|--------------------------|
  |-----------------------8--|-----6--5-------5------8--|
32|--------5-----------5-----|--------|--7--------5-----|
  |--5-----|-----5-----|-----|--5-----|-----5-----|-----|
  |--|-----|-----|-----|-----|--|-----|-----|-----|-----|
  |--|-----|-----|-----|-----|--|-----|-----|-----|-----|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


     F                          C           G

  |--------------------------|--------------------------|
  |--------1p-0--------------|-----1-----------0--------|
34|-----------------2--------|-----------0--------------|
  |--------3-----------3-----|--------2-----------0-----|
  |--------------------------|--3-----------------------|
  |--1-----------1-----------|--------------3-----------|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


     G

  |--------------0--------3--|--------------3s-7--------|
  |-----------0-----3--1-----|-----0--------------------|
36|-----0--2-----------|-----|--------------------0-----|
  |--------|-----------|-----|--------0-----0-----|-----|
  |--------|-----------|-----|--------|-----|-----|-----|
  |--3-----|-----3-----|-----|--3-----|-----|-----|-----|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .



                                C

  |--5p-3--------------------|--------------------------|
  |-----------5-----3--------|--1--------1-----1--------|
38|--------------------------|--0--------0-----0-----0--|
  |--------5-----------5-----|--------2-----------2-----|
  |--------------------------|--3-----------3-----------|
  |--3-----------3-----------|--------------------------|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

     G

  |--------3--------3--------|--3--------3----3---------|
  |--------0--------0--------|--0--------0----0---------|
40|--------------------------|-----------------------0--|
  |--------0------------0----|--------0-----------0-----|
  |--------------------------|--------------------------|
  |--3-----------3-----------|--3-----------3-----------|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

---------------------------------------------------------
"Armadillo" intro:

  |--------------------------|
  |--------------------------|
  |--------------------------|
  |--------------------------|
  |--------------0-----2-----|
  |--------3-----------------|
     |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

---------------------------------------------------------

Section 3:

     C                          F

  |--------3p-0--------------|--------------------------|
  |-----------------3--------|-----------1--------1-----|
42|-----------------------0--|--0h-2-----------2--------|
  |--------2-----------2-----|--------3-----------3-----|
  |--3-----------3-----------|--------------------------|
  |--------------------------|--1-----------1-----------|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


     C                          G

  |--------3p-0--------------|--------------------------|
  |-----------------3--------|-----------0--------0-----|
44|-----------------------0--|--0h-2-----------2--------|
  |--------2-----------2-----|--------0-----------0-----|
  |--3-----------3-----------|--------------------------|
  |--------------------------|--3-----------3-----------|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


     C                          F

  |--------3p-0--------------|--------------------------|
  |-----------------3--------|-----------1--------------|
46|-----------------------0--|--0h-2-----------2-----2--|
  |--------2-----------2-----|--------3-----------3-----|
  |--3-----------3-----------|--------------------------|
  |--------------------------|--1-----------1-----------|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


     C           G              F     G     C

  |--------------------------|--------------------------|
  |--------1--------0--------|--1-----0-----1-----------|
48|--------0--------0--------|--0-----0-----0-----------|
  |--------2-----------0-----|--------------------2-----|
  |--3-----------------------|--------2-----3-----------|
  |--------------3-----------|--1-----------------------|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


Section 4:

     C           G              Am          G

  |--------------------------|-----------3--------------|
  |--------1--------0--------|-----1--------------------|
50|--------0--------------0--|-----------------0-----0--|
  |--------2-----------0-----|--------2-----------0-----|
  |--3-----------2-----------|--0-----------------------|
  |--------------------------|--------------3-----------|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


     F                          C           G

  |--------------------------|--------------------------|
  |--------1p-0--------------|----1------------0--------|
52|-----------------2--------|-----------0-----------0--|
  |--------3-----------3-----|--------2-----------0-----|
  |--------------------------|--3-----------------------|
  |--1-----------1-----------|--------------3-----------|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


     C           G/B            Am          G

  |--------------------------|-----------3--------------|
  |--------1--------0--------|-----1--------------------|
54|--------0--------------0--|-----------------0-----0--|
  |--------2-----------0-----|--------2-----------0-----|
  |--3-----------2-----------|--0-----------------------|
  |--------------------------|--------------3-----------|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .



     F                          C

  |--------------------------|--------------------------|
  |--------------------0-----|--1--------1-----1--------|
56|-----------0--2-----|-----|--0--------0-----0-----0--|
  |-----3--------------|-----|--------2-----------2-----|
  |--------------------|-----|--3-----------3-----------|
  |--1-----1-----1-----|-----|--------------------------|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


Section 5:

     A           Amaj7/G#(?)    D           E

  |--------------------------|--------------0-----------|
  |--------------------------|--0h-2--------------------|
58|--------2--------1--------|--------------------------|
  |--------------------------|--------0-----------2-----|
  |--------0-----------0-----|--------------------------|
  |--5-----------4-----------|--2-----------0-----------|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


     D                          A           E

  |--------2p-0--------------|--------------------------|
  |-----------------3--------|--2p-0--------------------|
60|--------------------------|--2-----------1-----------|
  |--------0-----------0-----|--------2-----2-----2-----|
  |--------------------------|--0-----------------------|
  |--2-----------2-----------|--------------0-----------|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


     A           Amaj7/G#(?)    D           E

  |--------------------------|--------------0-----------|
  |--------------------------|--0h-2--------------------|
62|--------2--------1--------|--------------------------|
  |--------------------------|--------0-----------2-----|
  |--------0-----------0-----|--------------------------|
  |--5-----------4-----------|--2-----------0-----------|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


     D                          A

  |--------2p-0--------------|--------------------------|
  |-----------------3--------|--2--------2-----2--------|
64|--------------------------|--2--------2-----2-----2--|
  |--------0-----------0-----|--------2-----------2-----|
  |--------------------------|--0-----------0-----------|
  |--2-----------2-----------|--------------------------|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


     E                          A

  |--------------------------|--------------------------|
  |-----------9--------10----|-----------7--------------|
66|-----------------9--|-----|-----------------7--------|
  |-------s9-----------|-----|--------7-----------7-----|
  |--------|-----------|-----|--0-----|-----0-----|-----|
  |--0-----|-----0-----|-----|--------|-----------|-----|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


     A                          A           E

  |--------------------------|--------------------------|
  |-----------7--------8-----|--------7-----0-----------|
68|-----------------7--|-----|-----7--|-----------------|
  |-------s7-----------|-----|--------|-----------2-----|
  |--0-----|-----0-----|-----|--0-----|-----------|-----|
  |--|-----|-----|-----|-----|--|-----|-----0-----|-----|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


Section 6:

     E                          A

  |--------------------------|--------------------------|
  |-----------9--------10----|-----------7--------------|
70|-----------------9--|-----|-----------------7--------|
  |-------s9-----------|-----|--------7-----------7-----|
  |--------|-----------|-----|--0-----|-----0-----|-----|
  |--0-----|-----0-----|-----|--|-----|-----|-----|-----|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


     A                          A           E

  |--------------------------|--------------------------|
  |-----------7--------8-----|--------7-----0-----------|
72|-----------------7--|-----|-----7--|-----------------|
  |-------s7-----------|-----|--------|-----------2-----|
  |--0-----|-----0-----|-----|--0-----|-----------|-----|
  |--|-----|-----|-----|-----|--|-----|-----0-----|-----|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


Section 7:

     A                          D

  |-----------------0--------|--2p-0-----3--2p-0-----0--|
  |--------0h-2-----------2--|--------3-----------3-----|
74|--------2-----------------|--------|-----------|-----|
  |--------|-----------2-----|--0-----|-----0-----|-----|
  |--0-----|-----0-----|-----|--|-----|-----|-----|-----|
  |--|-----|-----|-----|-----|--|-----|-----|-----|-----|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


     A                          E

  |--------------0-----------|--------------0-----------|
  |--------0h-2-----2--0-----|-----------0--------------|
76|-----2--|-----------|--2--|--------1-----------------|
  |--------|-----------|-----|-----2--|-----------2-----|
  |--0-----|-----0-----|-----|--------|-----------|-----|
  |--|-----|-----|-----|-----|--0-----|-----0-----|-----|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


     A                          D

  |-----------------0--------|--2p-0-----3--2p-0-----0--|
  |--------0h-2-----------2--|--------3-----------3-----|
78|--------2-----------------|--------|-----------|-----|
  |--------|-----------2-----|--0-----|-----0-----|-----|
  |--0-----|-----0-----|-----|--|-----|-----|-----|-----|
  |--|-----|-----|-----|-----|--|-----|-----|-----|-----|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .


     A                          E          A

  |--------------0-----------|--------------------------|
  |--------0h-2-----2--0-----|--------------2-----------|
80|-----2--|-----------|--2--|--------1-----2-----------|
  |--------|-----------|-----|-----2--|-----------------|
  |--0-----|-----0-----|-----|--------|-----0-----------|
  |--|-----|-----|-----|-----|--0-----|-----|-----------|
     |     |     |     |        |     |     |     |
     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .

--
Craig Snider

            
            
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