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Artist: Mott The Hoople
Song: All The Young Dudes
Tabbed by: John leadman

   D and D/A are not the same chord. I know many people
   always play the open A string when they're playing a D chord, but
   in this song you should not play the A string when you're playing
   the D, but let it ring out when you're playing the D/A chord. This
   song has a cool descending bassline, but when you're playing
   alone it's important to try to let the bass notes ring out clearly


   D     (xx0232)    A     (x02220)    G     (320033)
   Dmaj7 (xx0222)    Asus4 (x02230)    Am    (x02210)
   Bm    (x24432)    Em    (022000)    Am7/G (302010)
   D/A   (x00232)    Em7   (022030)    F     (133211)
   F#m   (244222)    F#    (244322)    C     (x32010)


   b = bend note up
   r = release bend

       D           Dmaj7              Bm          D/A

            F#m                     A

   [VERSE 1]

         D                          Dmaj7
   Billy rapped all night about his suicide,
            Bm                              D/A
   How he'd kick it in the head when he was twenty-five
   F#m                                A              Asus4  A
   Speed jive, don't wanna stay alive   when you're  twenty-five
       D                             Dmaj7
   And Wendy's stealing clothes from Mark's & Sparks and
   Bm                      D/A
   Freddy's got spots from ripping off the stars
   F#m                            A          Asus4  A
    From his face - a funky little boat race


       Em                Em7
   The television man is crazy
                F#                  Bm
   sayin' we're juvenile delinquent wrecks
         G              D               A        Asus4  A
   Oooh, man, I need a TV when I've got  T. Rex

   Oh brother, ya guessed - I'm a dude yeah

   [In the chorus, the words in ( ) is the stuff that
    the lead singer's saying.]

   [CHORUS] [see below for the electric guitar]

   D     Dmaj7           Bm
         All the young dudes (hey, dudes)
   D/A        Am
   Carry the news (where are ya?)
   Am7/G      F
   Boogaloo dudes (stand up, c'mon)
   C           G  C  A  D
   Carry the news
   D     Dmaj7           Bm
         All the young dudes (I wanna hear you)
   D/A        Am
   Carry the news (I wanna see you)
   Am7/G      F
   Boogaloo dudes (I wanna talk to you, all of you)
   C           G  C  A  D
   Carry the news

   What the electric guitar is doing in the chorus is basically
   just picking out the bass line. If you're playing this in a
   band with an electric, the electric should play this:


       D         Dmaj7     Bm        D/A       Am        Am7/G

        F         C         G   C   A   D

   [VERSE 2] [play like verse 1]

   Lucy's looking sweet, coz he dresses like a queen,
   but he can kick like a mule, its a real mean team
   But we can love, oh yes, we can love
   And my brother's back at home with his Beatles and his Stones
   We never got it off on that revolution stuff
   What a drag - too many snags

   [PRE-CHORUS] [play like first pre-chorus]

   Well I drunk a lotta wine and I'm feelin' fine
   Gonna race some cat to bed
   Is that concrete all around or is it in my head?
   Yeah, I'm a dude yeah

   [CHORUS] [play like first chorus]

   All the young dudes (hey dudes)
   Carry the news (where are ya?)
   Boogaloo dudes (stand up)
   Carry the news
   All the young dudes (I wanna hear ya)
   Carry the news (I wanna see you)
   Boogaloo dudes (I wanna relate to you)
   Carry the news
   All the young dudes (what dudes?)
   Carry the news (I don't see any dudes, c'mon)
   Boogaloo dudes (I wanna kiss you)
   Carry the news
   All the young dudes (hey you there, with the glasses)
   Carry the news (I want you)
   Boogaloo dudes (...)
   Carry the news

   then keep playing the chorus and fade out. I can't hear
   any more of what the lead singer is saying. It's not
   important anyway. Just make up some stuff.


| r  Release
| b  Bend


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ThePurpleRabbit 469 Nov 20, 2005 07:08 AM

Graaaate Tab Dude!

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lsw444 154 Aug 10, 2006 01:35 AM

Like you said at the end, its a Csharp you play at the Dmaj7, so it would be better to write the chord as a D/Csh, also if you strum it acoustically that chord sounds better than a Dmaj7. As you said its all about the descending bassline, just like Bowie's Changes written at about the same time. In fact if you barre a D at the V, you can just slip your first finger down to Csharp bass, your second to fret the E string at VII, creating a Bm7 and then first finger to the A on the bass string giving your D/A.

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lsw444 154 Aug 10, 2006 01:38 AM

And the Bm in the bridge needs to be followed by Bm/A to continue the descending bass idea.

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