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LISTEN TO THE MUSIC 
The Doobie Brothers

Tuning: EADG - Time signature: 4/4 – Key: E major

Play as bar chords E/A riff on 12th Fret, C#m /B/A - 9th/7th/5th fret
F#7 -14th Fret
 
[Intro]:  E   A  x4  (guitar opening) 
 
Bass: 00:07
G|--------------------------------|-------------9r-------+-+-+-+-+--|
D|----     Guitar opening     ----|-9-------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|-------7-------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|----------------------4^--/--(7r)|
00:11
G|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------7rr--|---------------------------------|
A|(7r)---7----------7r----7-------|-7r----7----------7r----7--------|
E|----77-----7--8------77---------|----77-----7--8------77----5-6-7-|

[Verse 1/1]: 00:20
G|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D|---------------------------7rr--|----------------------------------|
A|(7r)---7----------7r----7-------|-7r----7--7-6-4r------4----4--(2r)|
E|----77-----7--8------77---------|----77------------44-----4r-------|
E                            A  
Don’t you feel it growin’, day by day
E                           C#m
People gettin’ ready for the news
G|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|----9r-----9r---9r---9r---9rr--(7r)|
A|(2r)----2----2-0r--2--4--5--(7)-|-7-------7----7----7----7----------|
E|----22-----2--------------------|-----------------------------------|
        B               A
Some are happy, some are sad
A                         E,A 
Oh, we got to let the music play

Bridge: 00:36 (instrumental)
G|---------------------------------||-
D|---------------------------------||-
A|(7r)---7----------7r----7--------||-
E|----77-----7--8------77----5-6-7-||-
 
[Verse 1/2]: 00:40
G|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D|---------------------------7rr--|----------------------------------|
A|-7r----7----------7r----7-------|-7r----7--7-6-4r------4----4--(2r)|
E|----77-----7--8------77---------|----77------------44-----4r-------|
E
What the people need
                      A
Is a way to make ’em smile
G|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|----9r-----9r---9r---9r---9rr--(7r)|
A|(2r)----2----2-0r--2--4--5--(7)-|-7-------7----7----7----7----------|
E|----22-----2--------------------|-----------------------------------|
E                            C#m
It ain’t so hard to do if you know how
        B
Gotta get a message
                A
Get it on through
A                             E
Oh now mama, don’t you ask me why


[Bridge]: 00:54 (instrumental)  E   A
G|--------------------------
D|----------------------------
A|(7r)---7---7--6--(4r)---------
E|----77--------------------------


[Chorus]: 00:56
G|---------------------------------|-
D|---------------------------------|-
A|(4r)---4---------------0-2-3-(4r)|- X2 
E|----44----3-4-5--0-5r------------|-
C#m7               A
Oh, oh, listen to the music
C#m7            A
Oh, oh, listen to the music
G|---------------------------------|-
D|--------------------------2-(4r)-|-
A|(4r)---4----------------4--------|- 
E|----44----3-4-5--0-5r------------|-
C#m7            A
Oh, oh, listen to the music
        F#7      A
All the time
G|-----------------------------------------------------
D|-2----4r----4--4-6-77--66--44---------------------------
A|---4------4--------------------77--55--44--22--0r-/-(7r)-- 
E|-------------------------------------------------------------
        F#7      A
All the time


[Interlude]: 01:19   E  A   
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|(7r)---7----------7r----7--------|-7r----7----------7r----7--------|
E|----77-----7--8------77----5-6-7-|----77-----7--8------77----5-6-7-|


[Verse 2/1]: 01:28
G|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------7rr--|---------------------------------|
A|-7r----7----------7r----7-------|-7r----7--7-6-4r------4----4-(2r)|
E|----77-----7--8------77---------|----77------------44-----4r------|
E
Well I know, you know better
             A
Everything I say
G|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|----9r-----9r---9r---9r---9rr------|
A|(2r)----2----2-0r--2--4--5-/(7)-|-7-------7----7----7----7------(7r)|
E|----22-----2--------------------|-----------------------------------|
E                            C#m
Meet me in the country for a day
        B
We’ll be happy
        A
And we’ll dance
A                                E A
Oh, we’re gonna dance our blues away

Bridge: 01:44 (instrumental)
G|---------------------------------||-
D|---------------------------------||-
A|(7r)---7----------7r----7--------||-
E|----77-----7--8------77----5-6-7-||-

[Verse 2/2]: 01:46
G|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D|---------------------------7rr--|----------------------------------|
A|-7r----7----------7r----7-------|-7r----7--7-6-4r------4----4-\(2r)|
E|----77-----7--8------77---------|----77------------44-----4r-------|
E
And if I’m feelin’ good to you
                           A
And you’re feelin’ good to me
G|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|----9r-----9r---9r---9r---9rr------|
A|(2r)----2----2-0r--2--4--5--(7)-|-7-------7----7----7----7-----\(4r)|
E|----22-----2--------------------|-----------------------------------|
E                                 C#m
There ain’t nothin’ we can’t do or say
        B       A
Feelin’ good, feeling fine
A                       E
Oh, baby, let the music play


[Chorus]: 02:06
G|---------------------------------|-
D|---------------------------------|-
A|(4r)---4---------------0-2-3-(4r)|- X2 
E|----44----3-4-5--0-5r------------|-
C#m7               A
Oh, oh, listen to the music
C#m7            A
Oh, oh, listen to the music
G|---------------------------------|-
D|--------------------------2-(4r)-|-
A|(4r)---4----------------4--------|- 
E|----44----3-4-5--0-5r------------|-
C#m7            A
Oh, oh, listen to the music
        F#7      A
All the time
G|-----------------------------------------------------
D|-2----4r----4--4-6-77--66--44---------------------------
A|---4------4--------------------77--55--44--22--0r-/-(7r)-- 
E|-------------------------------------------------------------
        F#7      A
All the time


[Middle 8]: 02:27
G|---------------------------|----------------------------|-
D|-------12rr----7rr---------|--------12rr----7rr----(77)-|-
A|(7rr)-----------------7rr--|-7rr------------------------|-
E|---------------------------|----------------------------|
E                     D
Like a lazy flowing river
A                         E
Surrounding castles in the sky
E                       D
And the crowd is growing bigger
A                           
List’nin’ for the happy sounds
G|----------------------------------
D|-(77)---66---44---------------------
A|-----------------7-5-4-2--/--(4r)---- 
E|---------------------------------------
A                                     
And I got to let them fly


[Chorus / Outro]: 02:46 repeat X4 to fade...
G|-----------------------------------|-
D|-----------------------------------|-
A|(4r)---4---------------0r-2-3-(4r)-|- X2 
E|----44----3-4-5--0-5r--------------|-
C#m7               A
Oh, oh, listen to the music
C#m7            A
Oh, oh, listen to the music
G|---------------------------------|-
D|--------------------------2-(4r)-|-
A|(4r)---4----------------4--------|- 
E|----44----3-4-5--0-5r------------|-
C#m7            A
Oh, oh, listen to the music
        F#7      A
All the time
G|-----------------------------------------------------
D|-2----4r----4--4-6-77--66--44---------------------------
A|---4------4--------------------77--55--44--22--0r-2-3-(4r)-- 
E|---------------------------------------------------------------
        F#7      A
All the time

End: 04:43


            
            
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Bruno Frenchy 4,808 Apr 06, 2017 03:01 PM, edited on April 7 2017, 09:46 am

TIPS: This tab is an easy way to learn and start playing this catchy song and to be improved later on with practice when it's crystal clear... Mixing "chords and bass tabs" allows the musician to know what notes or scale they're playing and harmonise with a guitar or piano...
Notes into brackets (7r) relate to each other (just a way to get ready for next riff or next note to play)
Notes that are stuck together ex 77-- 66--44 ... are being played faster of course...
The "UG system" does not like it that way but it's clear enough for all, I think...
Enjoy and rate !!

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