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Sharp Dressed Man Tab

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Tabbed by: axe victim

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Tuning: EADGBe


| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| s  slur - very rapid slide, sounds like one note
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato or sustain
| x  Mute note
|(3) optional note
| *  pinch harmonic ( hit string with both pick and thumb 'til it squeals )
|PM  palm mute



Classic from the  Eliminator  album.


Many guitar parts, one of which is slide, difficult to play with just
one guitar in standard tuning.  I will add more of the end solo later.


[Intro] ( can use thumb for bottom E-string ) 


___C5______________________________________________________________
 ( guitar one, palm mute the bottom E string... )
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|---------10------8--------------|-10--8--------------------------|
D|---------10------8---10---------|-10--8-------10~~~--------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-8---8-------8-----------8---8--|---------8----------------------|
  (PM________________________________________)

 ( guitar two... )
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|---|
B|--------------------------------|-----------------------------1--|-1-|
G|--------------------------------|-----------------------------0--|-0-|
D|--------------------------------|-----------------------------x--|-x-|
A|--------------------------------|-------------------------1h3----|-3-|
E|--------------------------------|---------------------3----------|---|

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


Repeat for a few bars until:


[Verse]

___C5_______________________________C5______________________C___Bb_
         " Clean   shirt,                  new      shoes... "
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-1---------------------------1--|-1------------------------------|
G|-0---------------------------0--|-0------------------------------|
D|-x---------------------------x--|-x-----------------------5--\3--|
A|-3-----------------------1h3----|-3-----------------------3--\1--|
E|---------------------3----------|---------------------3----------|

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



_______________________Bb______F___________________________________
     " and I don't know where I am  going   to... "
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|-----------------------------1--|
G|--------------------------------|-----------------------------0--|
D|(3)------------------3----------|-----------------------------x--|
A|(1)------------------1-------3--|-------------------------1h3----|
E|-----------------------------1--|---------------------3----------|



___C5_______________________________C5______________________C___Bb_
         " Silk    suit,                  black    tie... "
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-1---------------------------1--|-1------------------------------|
G|-0---------------------------0--|-0------------------------------|
D|-x---------------------------x--|-x-----------------------5--\3--|
A|-3-----------------------1h3----|-3-----------------------3--\1--|
E|---------------------3----------|---------------------3----------|



_______________________Bb______F________________________F_______G__
        " I don't need a reason why... "
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|(3)------------------3----------|--------------------------------|
A|(1)------------------1-------3--|---------------------3------/5--|
E|-----------------------------1--|---------------------1------/3--|



[Chorus]

___G___________________F_______G________________________________C__
     " They come running just as fast as they can,         'cause... "
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|(5)-----------------------------|(5)-------------------------(5)-|
A|-5-------------------3------/5--|-5-------------------5-------3--|
E|-3-------------------1------/3--|-3-------------------3-------3--|



___C_______________________________________________________________
 " every   girl    crazy  'bout a   sharp  dressed  man "
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|----|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|----|
G|(5)-----------------------------|---------------------8----------|----|
D|-5------------------------------|---------------------8---8---8--|-10-|
A|-3------------------------------|-------------------------8---8--|-10-|
E|-3------------------------------|--------------------------------|----|


Or maybe this chord...


___C/G_____________________________________________________________
 " every   girl    crazy  'bout a   sharp  dressed  man "
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-1------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|-0------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|-x------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|-3------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-3------------------------------|--------------------------------|


[Repeat intro]

[Repeat verse]


Guitar solo: ( The solo is played with slide guitar and open G tuning.
Rhythm guitar is standard tuning )

PM = palm mute


___C_______________________________________________________________
 ( rhythm guitar during solo... )
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|-10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10-|-10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10-|
E|-8---8---8---8---8---8---8---8--|-8---8---8---8---8---8---8---8--|
  (PM_____________________________________________________________)

Repeat for quite a few bars until:


___C________________________________C___Bb______G__________________
 ( rhythm guitar during solo... )
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|-10--8-------5------------------|
A|-10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10-|-10--8-------5------------------|
E|-8---8---8---8---8---8---8---8--|-8---6-------3------------------|
  (PM____________________________)



___F_______________________________________________________________
 ( rhythm guitar... )
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3--|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3--|
E|-1---1---1---1---1---1---1---1--|-1---1---1---1---1---1---1---1--|
  (PM_____________________________________________________________)



___C_______________________________________________________________
 ( rhythm guitar... )
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|-10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10-|-10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10-|
E|-8---8---8---8---8---8---8---8--|-8---8---8---8---8---8---8---8--|
  (PM_____________________________________________________________)



___F_______________________________________________________________
 ( rhythm guitar... )
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3--|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3--|
E|-1---1---1---1---1---1---1---1--|-1---1---1---1---1---1---1---1--|
  (PM_____________________________________________________________)



___C________________________________C___Bb______G__________________
 ( rhythm guitar... )
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|-10--8-------5------------------|
A|-10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10-|-10--8-------5------------------|
E|-8---8---8---8---8---8---8---8--|-8---6-------3------------------|
  (PM____________________________)



Here's a solo I tabbed from a live performance so you can play it with a
Guitar in standard tuning, no slide.  It's very similar to the recorded
version, I think most of the info you need is in there somewhere.


___C_______________________________________________________________
     (  / = slide up, ~ = vibrato or sustain, h = hammer-on  )
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|/5---5---5---5---5~~~~~~~----3~~~h5---5---5---5---5~~~~~~~----3~~~
D|/5---5---5---5---5~~~~~~~----3~~~h5---5---5---5---5~~~~~~~----3~~~
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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


___C_______________________________________________________________

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|h5---5---3-------5---5---3------|-5---5---3-------5~~~~~~~-------|
D|h5---5-------5---5---5-------5--|-5---5-------5---5~~~~~~~-------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___C_______________________________________________________________
             (  ^ = slight or quarter-tone bend  )
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-----8---8---8------------------|-----8--------------------------|
G|/9-------9---9---10^8--------10b12-------10p8--------------------|
D|----------------------10--------|-------------10~~~~~~-----------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___C_______________________________________________________________
           (  b = bend, p = pull-off, \ = slide down  )
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|-----------------------------10~~
G|10b12--8-10p8----10--8----------|-----------------------------11~~
D|-----10-------10---------10-------10~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\------|
A|-----------------------------8h10~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___C_______________________________________________________________

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|/11~~11~~11~~11~~11~\10------10~~/11~~11~~11~~11~~11~\10------10~~
G|/12~~12~~12~~12~~12~\11------11~~/12~~12~~12~~12~~12~\11------11~~
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___C_______________________________________________________________
        ( s = slur - very rapid slide, * = pinch harmonic  )
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|/11~~11~~11~~11-----------------|--------------------------------|
G|/12~~12~~12~~12s10p8----8---10^~~~~~~~~~~8*----------------------|
D|---------------------10---------|-------------10*~~~~~~\---------|
A|--------------------------------|-----------------------------8h10-
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___C_______________________________________________________________

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|-------------8*~~~~~~-----------|
D|-10--10--8-------10--10--8--------10--10--8----------------------|
A|-10--10-----8h10-10--10-----8h10--10--10----------------------8h10-
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___C_______________________________________________________________

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|-------------8*~~~~~~\----------|
D|-10--10--8-------10--10--8--------10--10--8----------------------|
A|-10--10-----8h10-10--10-----8h10--10--10-------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___C_______________________________________________________________

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|-------------8~~~~~~~~~~~-------|-------------8*~~~~~~~~~~-------|
D|----/10--8----------------------|----/10--8----------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___C____________________________________Bb______G__________________

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|-----------------------------4~~~
G|-------------8*~~~~~~^~~~~~~~\--|-5---3-------0~~~~~~~~~~~-------|
D|----/10--8----------------------|-5---3-------0~~~~~~~~~~~-------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___F_______________________________________________________________

e|-1-------1-------1-------1------|-1-------1----------------------|
B|-----4-------4-------4-------4--|-----4-------4~~~~~----------1--|
G|--------------------------------|---------------------3--p0---0--|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___C_______________________________________________________________

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


___F_______________________________________________________________

e|-1-------1-------1---1-------1~~~~~-------1----------------------|
B|-----4-------4-----------4------|-----4-------4---1-----------1~~~
G|--------------------------------|---------------------3---0------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___C____________________________________________Bb______G__________

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-----1-------1-----------1---1~~~~--------1----------------------|
G|-----0-------0---3--p0---0---0~~~~--------0---3-------0~~~~~~~---|
D|--------------------------------|-------------3-------0~~~~~~~---|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



[Repeat intro]

[Repeat verse]

[Repeat chorus]


___C_______________________________________________________________
 " every   girl    crazy  'bout a   sharp  dressed  man "
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|---------------------11b13~~~~~-|
G|(5)-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|-5------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|-3------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-3------------------------------|--------------------------------|


[Second guitar solo]


___Cm______________________________________________________________
                                       ( * pinch harmonics * )
e|-8-------8-------8---8----------|--------------------------------|
B|-----11------11--8---8----------|--------------------------------|
G|-------------------------10-----|-8------*10*----*8*-*8*---------|
D|-----------------------------10-|-----10------10----------8------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___Cm______________________________________________________________

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|-----------------------------1~~~
G|--------------------------------|-----------------------------0~~~
D|h10-p8------8-------------------|--------------------------------|
A|-------8s10---10s8---6---8---6~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\-------1h3----|
E|--------------------------------|---------------------3----------|


___Cm______________________________________________________________
                                  ( ^ = slight bend )
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-1---1---1-------1-------1---1--|--------------------------------|
G|-0---0---0-------0-------0---0--|-----10^-----8---10^-----8------|
D|-x---x---x-------x-------x---x--|--------------------------------|
A|-3---3---3-------3-------3---3--|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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


___Cm______________________________________________________________

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|------8--11------8--------------|--------------------------------|
G|-10b12-------10------8---10-----|-8---8--------------------------|
D|-----------------------------10-|---------10~~~~~p8---------15/17~
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___Cm______________________________________________________________

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-16--16------15-----------------|-----------------16-------------|
G|-------------15------17------15~~~~~~-17--17--15------17---------|
D|-17--17--17--------------17-----|---------------------------15/17~
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___Cm______________________________________________________________

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-----16p15----------------------|-----16p15-------15-------------|
G|-----------------17-------------|-----------------15--17---------|
D|-----17p15-----------17----15/17~-----17p15-----------17----15/17~
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___Cm______________________________________________________________

e|--------------------------------|-----------------------------8--|
B|-----16p15-------15-------------|-10--8-----------------------8--|
G|-----------------15--17------8--|-10--8^-----------------10/12---|
D|-----17p15-----------17-\10-----|---------10------10-------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___Cm______________________________________________________________

e|-----8-------8---8--------------|--------------------------------|
B|-----8-------8---8-------11--11-|-----------------10----------8--|
G|10/12---10/12------10/12-12--12-12s10-8-------8---10--8-------8--|
D|--------------------------------|---------10--------------10-----|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___Cm______________________________________________________________
03:23
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-----8-----------8--------------|--------------------------------|
G|-----8---8-------8-------8------|---------------------8---8------|
D|--------------------------------|-----x---10--10~-------------10-|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___Cm______________________________________________________________
03:26
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|-10------8----------------------|-------------8^~-------------8--|
D|-----------------10------8---10-|-10--10--10----------10--10-----|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

To be continued...


Lyrics:


Clean shirt, new shoes
And I don't know where I am going to.
Silk suit, black tie,
I don't need a reason why.
They come runnin' just as fast as they can
'cause every girl crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man.

Gold watch, diamond ring,
I ain't missin' not a single thing.
Cuff-links, stick pin
When I step out I'm gonna do you in.
They come a runnin' just as fast as they can
'cause every girl crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man.

Top coat, Top hat,
And I don't worry cause my wallet's fat.
Black shades, white gloves,
Lookin' sharp, lookin' for love.
They come runnin' just as fast as they can
'cause every girl crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man.
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axe victim 1,905 wrote on September 28 2010, 12:33 pm, edited on February 26 2014, 02:01 pm

Only one guitar player yes, but one guitarist can put many guitar tracks on a studio recording.

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Ryan_Good1 10 wrote on March 30 2011, 03:44 pm

Great tab! Only one that got the palm mutes on 8, well the only one that got them right :) Cheers!

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