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Originally in G, but because of the voice of our female singer and the nice guitar riff 
I transposed it to A. So no D-dropping or a baritone guitar is needed. Thanks to Stevie 
boy walls for the original tabbing.


Guitar Town (Steve Earle)
Tuning:standard

Intro: A,A,A,A
Verse: 1
A                        A
Hey pretty baby are you ready for me
           A                           D
It's your good rockin' daddy down from Tennessee

Riff
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|--0-----------|         DA EE (no guitarlick)
A|----4-2-------|
E|--------------|

E                                 E
I'm just out of Austin bound for San Antone
         D                        D
With the radio blastin' and the bird dog on

Riff(Lead guitar):
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|---4/5-5-5--4/5-5-5--4/5-5-5--5-4-2---0-|
E|------------------------------------4---|

A (plus drums/bass)               A
There's a speed trap up ahead in Selma Town
     A                    D
But no local yokel gonna shut me down

Riff:
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|--0-----------|          DA EE
A|----4-2-------|
E|--------------|

E                               E
'Cause me and my boys got this rig unwound
           D                                   A
And we've come a thousand miles from a Guitar Town

Solo 1:
e|---------------------------------------------------------------- |
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------2-0--------0------------------0------------------|
A|--0-0-0-4-2-0-4----------0---4-2------------0---4-2-0---0~------ |
E|---------------------0-2---------0-0--0-1-2-----------4--------- |





Verse 2:
A                             A
Nothin' ever happened 'round my hometown
    A                         D
And I ain't the kind to just hang around

Riff:
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|--0-----------|               DA EE
A|----4-2-------|
E|--------------|

E                    E
But I heard someone callin' my name one day
       D                            D
And I followed that voice down the lost highway
A                       A
Everybody told me you can't get far
     A                         D
On thirty-seven dollars and a jap guitar

Riff:
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|--0-----------|                 DA EE
A|----4-2-------|
E|--------------|

E                                    E
Now I'm smokin' into Texas with the hammer down
       D                                    A
And a rockin‘ little combo from the Guitar Town

Solo 2:
e|---------------------------------------------------------------- |
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------2-0--------0------------------0------------------|
A|--0-0-0-4-2-0-4----------0---4-2------------0---4-2-0---0~------ |
E|---------------------0-2---------0-0--0-1-2-----------4--------- |


E                           E
Hey pretty baby don't you know it ain't my fault
   D                            A
I love to hear the steel belts hummin' on the asphalt
E                             E
Wake up in the middle of the night in a truck stop
D                            E7 (or E)
Stumble in the restaurant wonderin' why I don't stop
A                     A
Gotta keep rockin why I still can
          A                   D
I gotta two pack habit and a motel tan
Riff:
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|--0-----------|             DA EE
A|----4-2-------|
E|--------------|


E                                        E
But when my boots hit the boards I'm a brand new man

D                            D                         D (extra)
With my back to the riser I make my stand (drums stop)
A                          A
Hey pretty baby won't you hold me tight    (rhythm guitar only)
        A                           D           D A E(no        riff    here)
We're loadin' up and rollin' out of here tonight
E                           E
One of these days I'm gonna settle down
D                                          A
And take you back with me to the Guitar Town
Solo 3: (all)
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------2-0--------0------------------0---------------------2-4-|
A|--0-0-0-4-2-0-4----------0---4-2------------0---4-2-0---0-0-4-2-0-4-----|
E|---------------------0-2---------0-0--0-1-2-----------4-----------------|

e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------0-2-----------------0---------------|
A|-----0-----2-------------0---4-2-0-2b-0~~--|
E|-0-2----------0-0--0-1-2-------------------|



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

            
            
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