Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

I Danced tab

670 views 1 this week
no commentswrite comment
1 2 3 4 5
3 more votes to show rating
add to favorites
×
Save as Personal and add changes to this tab that will be seen only by you. Learn more ›
×
You can save this tab as Personal to edit and correct it or add notes. All changes will be seen only by you. Learn more »
launch autoscroll
font size
0
reset
how to read this tab
guitar tuner
edit
Autoscroll
slow
fast
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
#----------------------------------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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
#
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 1996 22:22:46 -0500
From: Bryson Meunier 
Subject: TAB:"I Danced" by "Violent Femmes"

        I have understood the chord progression of this song for quite some
time but I didn't feel that I had enough material to post. Then over the
winter break I figured out something that sounds like Brian Ritchie's
wonderfully elastic guitar solo. In other words, I'm posting most of the
guitar parts of this song. If you have a part that I've neglected to post,
or if you have comments, questions or corrections, e-mail me at
meunier.1@osu.edu  

                 "I Danced"(Gordon Gano/Max Dunn)

Performed by the violent femmes on "Rock!!!"(1994)
Music by Gordon Gano
Lyrics from the poem "I DANCED BEFORE I HAD TWO FEET" by Max Dunn
Guitar solo by Brian Ritchie
Transcribed by Bryson Meunier

   intro-
     B5              D5      A    
   E------------------------------------------------------|
   B-------------------------2---xxxx--xxxx--xx-----------|
   G--4--4--x--x--x---7--7---2---xxxx--xxxx--xx4--4--4--4-|
   D--4--4--x--x--x---7--7---2---xxxx--xxxx--xx4--4--4--4-|
   A--2--2--x--x--x---5--5-------xxxx--xxxx--xx2--2--2--2-|
   E------------------------------------------------------|
        Repeat that riff once more before the lyrics come in. Then, for the
verse, repeat the riff without making the percussive sounds. At least I
think that's the only distinction between the introduction and the verse but
the bass is so prominent that it's hard to tell. If you know of another
distinction, e-mail me at the aforementioned address and let me in on it.
Here's my best attempt at the guitar solo:

   E--------------------------------|---7-----------------|
   B------------3--2---2brbrbrbr--0-|---7---4---------6\7-|
   G---4--4--4----------------------|---7---4------7------|
   D--------------------------------|-----------7---------|
   A--------------------------------|---------------------|
   E--------------------------------|---------------------| 

   E---------------|--------------------------------------|
   B---7--7--8--7--|---15brp14--14h15brp14--14h15brp14----|
   G---------------|--------------------------------------|
   D---------------|--------------------------------------|
   A---------------|--------------------------------------|
   E---------------|--------------------------------------|            
   
   E------------------------------------------------------|
   B---14h15brp14--14h15brp14-------7---------------------|
   G-----------------------------9--7---2-----------------|
   D-----------------------------9--7---2-----------------|
   A-----------------------------7------0-----------------|
   E------------------------------------------------------|            

   E------------------------------------------------------|
   B--7h8--7\5--7p5---------------------------------------|
   G-----------------7p5----5h7---5\3---5p3---------------|
   D------------------------------------------5-----------|
   A------------------------------------------------------|
   E------------------------------------------------------|

   E------------------------------------------------------|
   B------------------------------------------------------|
   G----3\5---5\7---7\9---9\12----14----------------------|
   D------------------------------------------------------|
   A------------------------------------------------------|
   E------------------------------------------------------|

   Repeat the main riff until the end of the song.

   Lyrics:

   I Danced before I had two feet 
   I Sang before I had a tongue
   I laughed before I had two eyes
   and loved before my heart was young
   
   I swam before I had two hands 
   and held the distance in my toes
   before I heard the stars or knew
   the wild compulsion of the rose

   I bore the fruits of many lives
   before I came into this day 
   I knew before my grave was made
   the worms eat only death away (2x)

   I danced before I had two feet (4x)

   symbols used in transcription-
 
   x = make percussive sound with fretting hand
   b = bend
   r = release
   \ = slide
   h = hammer-on
   p = pull-off  

            
          






            
            
Suggest correction
Creating personal tab
Creating personal tab
You can edit any tab online and save it as your Personal.

You can edit, replace or remove any tab part or add personal notes – all changes will be seen only by you.

Personal tabs can be accessed anytime from any device, even offline.
Learn more »
Give kudos to tab author, rate the tab!
1 2 3 4 5
comments
print report bad tab
guest
Wanna post a correction for this tab? Suggest correction