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Blue Jean Blues Tab

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Zz Top - Blue Jean Blues
Submitted By: s g/f
EMail: b3a16@unb.ca


OK, here we have a ten-bar blues in Bminor. The song is written for
two guitars. (play it very slowly, the song takes almost
four minutes to get through about 40 bars of music).

Here is the rhythm guitar:


[Intro]

(play once)

e|-----------9---------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
B|---------------------|-3-------------|-3-------------|-3-------------|
G|---------------------|-4-------------|-4-------------|-4-------------|
D|---------------------|-4-------------|-4-------------|-4-------------|
A|-----7-8-9---------0-|-2-----------0-|-2-----------0-|-2-----------0-|
E|----------------3----|----------3----|----------3----|----------3----|
 

[Progression]

(play 3 times)

e|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
B|-3-------------|-3-------------|-3-------------|-3-------------|
G|-4-------------|-4-------------|-4-------------|-4-------------|
D|-4-------------|-4-------------|-4-------------|-4-------------|
A|-2-----------0-|-2-----------0-|-2-----------0-|-2-------------|
E|----------3----|----------3----|----------3----|------------2--|

e|----7----------|-----7----------|---------------|---------------|
B|----8----------|-----8----------|-3-------------|-3-------------|
G|----9----------|-----9----------|-4-------------|-4-------------|
D|----9----------|-----9----------|-4-------------|-4-------------|
A|----7----------|-----7--------0-|-2-----------0-|-2-------------|
E|-0---------2-1-|-0----------3---|----------3----|------------3--|
 
e|---------------|----------------|
B|---------------|----------------|
G|---------------|-4--------------|
D|---------4-----|------0---------|
A|-------4-------|---------2----0-|
E|-2-------------|------------3---|


[Ending]

e|-------------|                                     |------------|
B|-------------|                                     |-3----------|
G|-------------|<--play this bar four times and....  |-4----------| ....you're
D|-------------|                                     |-4----------|    done!
A|-2---------0-|                                     |-2----------|
E|---------3---|                                     |------------|


As for the lead guitar, it is played almost entirely on the B pentatonic
minor scale at the seventh fret. Since the song is so slow, most people
should be able to figure it out from the recording.

I guess that should do it.
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Muppet 110 May 15, 2006 11:30 AM

Great tab. You really don't have to play the same lead as the original. It's a really cool song to improvise with.

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YoungAngus52 40 Aug 18, 2006 12:40 PM

It would be better w/ the lead part.

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AC/DC10 30 Aug 28, 2007 10:58 PM

you coulda tabbed out the scale...

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