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Cheap Sunglasses - ZZ Top


Tabbed by: axe victim

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| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| s  slur ( very rapid slide with emphasis on the last note )
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| b  bend
| ~  vibrato or sustain
| ^  quarter tone bend
| x  Mute note
|(0) optional or ghost note


Tuning: EADGBd


Classic from the Deguello album.

The secret of this song is, tune the high E string down to D.



Intro & Verse: 

Don't forget to tune the high 'E' string down to 'D' or it won't sound right!


___Gm7______________________________Gm7____________________________
          (  / = Slide up   ) 
d|-2/3----------------------------|-2/3----------------------------|
B|-2/3----------------------------|-2/3----------------------------|
G|-2/3---------------------0---0--|-2/3---------------------0---0--|
D|-----------0---0---0---0--------|-----------0---0---0---0--------|
A|-------------------------1---3--|-------------------------1---3--|
E|-------------1-3---3---3--------|-------------1-3---3---3--------|

 | 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|



This part requires a hybrid picking technique.  Billy picks the 6th string with the pick
and the 4th string with his finger simultaneously, Then the 5th and 3rd, quite tricky. 


"When you... "


___Gm7______________________________Gm7____________________________
 " Wake up in the morning  and the  light is hurt your head... "
 " The first thing you do when you get up out of bed... "
 " Is hit that streets a-runnin' and try to beat the masses, and... "
d|-2/3----------------------------|-2/3----------------------------|
B|-2/3----------------------------|-2/3----------------------------|
G|-2/3---------------------0---0--|-2/3---------------------0---0--|
D|-----------0---0---0---0--------|-----------0---0---0---0--------|
A|-------------------------1---3--|-------------------------1---3--|
E|-------------1-3---3---3--------|-------------1-3---3---3--------|


___Gm7_____________________________________________________________
" Go get yourself some cheap sunglasses...                      oh... "
d|-2/3----------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-2/3----------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|-2/3----------------------------|-----------------0---0---0------|
D|--------------------------------|-0-0---0---0---0----------------|
A|--------------------------------|-----------------1---3---1------|
E|--------------------------------|-3-3---1---3---3----------------|



Chorus riff:

___Gm7_____________C7_______________Gm7_____________C7_____________
 " yeah!                       Oh   yeah! "
d|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|-----------------0---0---0------|-----------------0---0---0------|
D|-0-0---0---0---0----------------|-0-0---0---0---0----------------|
A|-----------------1---3---1------|-----------------1---3---1------|
E|-3-3---1---3---3----------------|-3-3---3---3---3----------------|


___Gm7_____________C7_____________

d|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|---------------0-0--------------|
D|-0-0---0---0--------------------|
A|---------------1-3--------------|
E|-3-3---1---3--------------------|


Repeat verse and chorus.


Instrumental part:

___Dm7/G____________________________C#m7/G_________________________

d|-10~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~----10-9~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-------|
B|-10~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~----10-9~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-------|
G|-10~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~----10-9~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


Repeat for a few bars, then guitar solo. 

Rhythm guitar during solo:

___Cm7_______________________Bb/C___Cm7_______________________Bb/C_

d|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-3h4~----4---x-4---x-4---x-3-x--|-3h4~----4---x-4---x-4---x-3-x--|
G|-3~~~----3---x-3---x-3---x-3-x--|-3~~~----3---x-3---x-3---x-3-x--|
D|-3h5~----5---x-5---x-5---x-3-x--|-3h5~----5---x-5---x-5---x-3-x--|
A|-3~~~----3---x-3---x-3---x-3-x--|-3~~~----3---x-3---x-3---x-3-x--|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

 | 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|


Repeat for a few bars then:


___Bb________________________Ab/Bb__Bb_____________________________

d|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-3~~~~~~~--------3-----3---x-1--|-1h3~~~~~----3---3-----3-----x--|
G|-3~~~~~~~--------3-----3---x-1--|-1h3~~~~~----3---3-----3-----x--|
D|-3~~~~~~~--------3-----3---x-1--|-1h3~~~~~----3---3-----3-----x--|
A|-1~~~~~~~----1---1-----1---x-1--|-1~~~~~~~----1---1-----1-----x--|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___Cm7_______________________Bb/C___Cm7_______________________Bb/C_

d|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-3h4~----4---x-4---x-4---x-3-x--|-3h4~----4---x-4---x-4---x-3-x--|
G|-3~~~----3---x-3---x-3---x-3-x--|-3~~~----3---x-3---x-3---x-3-x--|
D|-3h5~----5---x-5---x-5---x-3-x--|-3h5~----5---x-5---x-5---x-3-x--|
A|-3~~~----3---x-3---x-3---x-3-x--|-3~~~----3---x-3---x-3---x-3-x--|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___Dm7______________________________D______________________________

d|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-5h6~----6-----6-----6---x-6----|-7~~~------------7-----7-----7--|
G|-5~~~----5-----5-----5---x-5----|-7~~~------------7-----7-----7--|
D|-5h7~----7-----7-----7---x-7----|-7~~~------------7-----7-----7--|
A|-5~~~----5-----5-----5---x-5----|-5~~~--------5---5-----5-----5--|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

 | 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|


First guitar solo:

___Cm7_____________________________________________________________
01:26          ( p = pull off.  ^ = quarter-tone bend ) 
d|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|---------------------------8----|--------------------------------|
D|---------8-10--10----8---10--10-|---------8-10-/10--8------------|
A|-------10-----------------------|-------10------------10p9p8-----|
E|--------------------------------|---------------------------11^--|


___Cm7_____________________________________________________________

d|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|---------8-10--10--10--8--------|---------------8-10-8-----------|
A|-------10-----------------------|-----------8-10--10--10p9p8-----|
E|--------------------------------|---------------------------11---|


___Bb______________________________________________________________
            (6^) ghost or optional note;   b = bend up
d|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|---------8^---------------------|
G|----------------------------(6^)|---------8b10--------------6----|
D|-------------6-8---8~-----------|-------------------x-8---8---8/(10)
A|-----------8--------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___Cm7_____________________________________________________________
                        ( \ = slide down ) 
d|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|---------8-10--10-(8)-----------|---------------8-10p8-----------|
A|-------10-----------------------|-----------8h10------10p9p8\6---|
E|--------------------------------|-----------------------------8--|



___Dm7______________________________D_______________________________

d|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|-----------------3-5-----3-5~p3-|-------------3-5~--3-----3h5~---|
E|--------------------------------|-----------5---------5----------|


Repeat instrumental part.


Second guitar solo:

___Cm7_____________________________________________________________
                    ( ~ = vibrato or sustain ) 
d|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|---------9^----8---6-----8/10~--|---------8^r8-6-8--6---8/10~----|
E|---------------------8----------|--------------------------------|


___Cm7_____________________________________________________________
        ( s = slur, very rapid slide, sounds like one note ) 
d|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|-8---10----------8--------------|--------------------------------|
A|---------10~-------10s8--6---8--8*--8*~---6-8---------8^~~~r6----|
E|--------------------------------|---------------8----------------|


___Bb______________________________________________________________

d|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|-----------------------6---8~~~~~p6-----------6-8---8~---/10-----|
A|-----------------6-8------------|---------6h8--------------------|
E|---------------6----------------|--------------------------------|


___Cm7_____________________________________________________________

d|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|---------8-10--10~-----------8--|--------------------------------|
A|-------10------------8/10~-------9s8--6-8---8~----6--------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

For the next double-stop phrase, pull both the G & B strings down, but pull the G string 
further, a whole tone.  The B string should bend slightly less, a quarter tone.


___Dm7______________________________D______________________________

d|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-----5^--------5^----------3~---|-----5^--------5^--5-5----------|
G|-----5b7-5-3---5b7---5p3h5------|-----5b7-5-3---5b7-5-5----------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|-----------------------3\-------|



Repeat chorus riff.

Repeat intro & verse. 


Ending riff:

___Gm7_____________________________________________________________
     ( guitar solo to end... )
d|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|-----------------1-------1------|
E|-1-3---------1-3----------------|-1-3---------1-3---3-1-3---3-1-3-




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aahlstrom93 20 Oct 31, 2015 10:38 AM

Hey, I saw some dude cover this on YouTube using this style. You're tab is 100% spot on, nice job. It should be mentioned that Billy Gibbons plays a lot of these riffs by picking the lower notes while simultaneously plucking the higher notes with his fingers. Thanks for the tab.

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axe victim 1,904 Nov 03, 2015 08:45 AM

@ aahlstrom93 - thanks for the comment and rating. I think you're right about the pick-and-finger technique and agree that it should be mentioned, I will update the tab soon. Cheers, axe.

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