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Alice Cooper, Big Apple Dreamin' (Hippo) Tabs (ver.1)

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Big Apple Dreamin' (Hippo) Tabs (ver.1)

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                "Big Apple Dreamin' (Hippo)" by Alice Cooper
Words and music by Cooper, Bruce, Buxton, Dunaway, and Smith

/= slide up  \= slide down   b= bend   rb= release bend   p= pull-off
h= hammer-on   ~~= vibrato   .= mute note


  Intro
   Rhythm figure one (Both guitars)
E-|-------------------------------------------|
B-|-------------------------------------------|
G-|-------------------------------------------|
D-|-------------------------------------------|
A-|--------3--------------------3-------------|
E-|--0--3-----5---3--5----0--3-----5----5--3--|



Verse one w/Rhythm figure one (Both guitars)

   "We're so young and pretty. We're so young and clean. So many things that
    we have never seen. Let's move from Ohio. Sell this damn old store. Big
    apple dreamin' on a wooden floor."


  Pre-chorus
           "Skyscr*pers and subways and stations.    Staring up at the
   Guitar one
E-|---------2-------------(2)-----------------------1------------(1)----------|
B-|---------3-------------(3)-----------------------1------------(1)----------|
G-|---------2-------------(2)-----------------------2------------(2)----------|
D-|---------0-------------(0)-----------------------3------------(3)----------|
A-|---------0-------------(0)-----------------------3------------(3)----------|
E-|-------------------------------------------------1------------(1)----------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|--------3--------------------3----------------------3----------------------|
E-|--0--3-----5---3--5----0--3-----5----3--5-----0--3-----5---3--5------------|


                                   Chorus
                                   Rhythm figure two
   "United Nations.                  New York is waiting for  you and me,
   Guitar one
E-|--(1)--------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
B-|--(1)--------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
G-|--(2)--------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
D-|--(3)--------------------------|--3--3--------5--5---------5--5------------|
A-|--(3)--------------------------|--3--3--------5--5---------3--3------------|
E-|--(1)-------------------5\--3\-|--1--1--------3--3-------------------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|-------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
B-|-------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
G-|-------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
D-|-------------------------------|---------------------------2---3---2-------|
A-|--------3----------------------|-----------3--5--2-------------------------|
E-|--0--3-----5----3--5----5--3\--|--1---/5--------------3--------------------|


    "baby.   Waiting to swallow us  down.           New York, we're coming to
   Guitar one
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--7--7----3--3-------5--5--------7---------------3--3------------5--5------|
A-|--5--5----3--3-------5--5--------7---------------3--3------------5--5------|
E-|----------1--1-------3--3--------5---------------1--1------------3--3------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|---------------------------------5-----------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------5-----------------------------------------|
G-|---------------------------------6-----------------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------7--5/7-7-7-7\-----------------------------|
A-|--3---------------3--5--2--------7--5/7-7-7-7\-------------3-----5--2------|
E-|-----5\----1-/5--------------3---5--3/5-5-5-5\---1--/5------------------3--|


    "see what you're made of.  Can't be as tough as you sound."
   Guitar one
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|----------------------------3--3-------------------------------------------|
D-|--5--5------------7--7------3--3--------3--3---------5---------------------|
A-|--3--3------------5--5------1--1--------3--3---------5---------------------|
E-|----------------------------------------1--1---------3---------------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|-----------------------------------------------------3---------------------|
B-|-----------------------------------------------------3---------------------|
G-|-----------------------------------------------------4---------------------|
D-|--2---3----2----------------2-----3--2---------------5---------------------|
A-|------------------3---------------------3------------5---------------------|
E-|-----------------------5----------------------5------3---------------------|


  Solo one
   Overdubbed guitar
E-|--------------12--10h12p10-------------------------------------------------|
B-|--10--12--13----------------13--12--10h12p10-------------------------------|
G-|----------------------------------------------12--9--12--12b~~-------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two (Rhythm figure two)                                             |
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|------------------------------------------------------6--------------------|
D-|---------------------2--3--2--------------------------7---5/7-7-7-7-7\-----|
A-|---------3--5--2--------------3-----------3--5--2-----7---5/7-7-7-7-7\-----|
E-|--1--/5-----------3--------------5--1-/5-----------3--5---3/5-5-5-5-5\-----|


  [Finish Rhythm figure two here]
        <15>= strike note while bent
E-|-----------15-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
B-|-15b-<15>------15rb---13------13--15------|-13------15p13--15b--15b-rb-p13-|
G-|--------------------------14----------14--|-----14-------------------------|
D-|------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A-|------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E-|------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|


E-|--15b--15b--15b-rb-p12--15------|-12--12h13p12-----------------------------|
B-|----------------------------15b-|---------------15--13--12h13p12\10--------|
G-|--------------------------------|------------------------------------12----|
D-|--------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
A-|--------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------|------------------------------------------|


E-|------------------------|-------------------------------15b-rb--15~~-------|
B-|------------------------|----------------13--15b-rb--13--------------------|
G-|--12/14--12/14-\-7------|---/14--12--14------------------------------------|
D-|--------------------10--|--------------------------------------------------|
A-|------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
E-|------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|



Verse two
Guitar one Rhythm figure three
Guiatr two Rhythm figure one

   "Heard 'bout them massages and all those dirty shows. Well, I read
    somewhere some places never close. While we waste time on yokels coming
    through the door, Big Apple dreamin' on a wooden floor."

   Rhythm figure three w/Wah pedal
E-|-------------------------------------------|
B-|-------------------------------------------|
G-|-------5---------------------5-------------|
D-|----5-----7----5--7-------5-----7----7--5--|
A-|-7---------------------7-------------------|
E-|-------------------------------------------|



  Pre-chorus
           "Skyscr*pers and subways and stations.    Staring up at the
   Guitar one w/Wah pedal
E-|---------2-------------(2)-----------------------1------------(1)----------|
B-|---------3-------------(3)-----------------------1------------(1)----------|
G-|---------2-------------(2)-----------------------2------------(2)----------|
D-|---------0-------------(0)-----------------------3------------(3)----------|
A-|---------0-------------(0)-----------------------3------------(3)----------|
E-|-------------------------------------------------1------------(1)----------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|--------3--------------------3----------------------3----------------------|
E-|--0--3-----5---3--5----0--3-----5----3--5-----0--3-----5---3--5------------|


   "United Nations.
   Guitar one
E-|--(1)--------------------------|
B-|--(1)--------------------------|
G-|--(2)--------------------------|
D-|--(3)--------------------------|
A-|--(3)--------------------------|
E-|--(1)--------------------------|
  |                               |
  |Guitar two                     |
E-|-------------------------------|
B-|-------------------------------|
G-|-------------------------------|
D-|-------------------------------|
A-|--------3----------------------|
E-|--0--3-----5----3--5-----------|



  Solo two w/Rhythm figure four
E-|-------------------------5-------------------------------------------------|
B-|--10---8--.---------8b------8--5-------------------------------------------|
G-|---9------0--9--------------------7b-rbp5--7---7--5------------------------|
D-|-----------------------------------------------------7--7p5--7~--7--7--7~~-|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


E-|-------------------------5------------------8--5h8p5-----------5-----------|
B-|--5-----------5--8----------5--8b--8----8b------------8--8b~~--------------|
G-|--5-------7b--------7b-----------------------------------------------------|
D-|-----7---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


E-|--------------------------------------------10-----------------------------|
B-|--10--12--13--13b---13--12--10h12p10---/15------13--15b--15b--<15>rb--13---|
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--15b---------------13-----------------------------------------------------|
G-|-------14---14--12------12--14------12--14---------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------14---------10~~\--------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


   Rhythm figure four (behind Solo two)
E-|------------------------------------------|
B-|------------------------------------------|
G-|------------------------------------------|
D-|------------------------------------------|
A-|--------3--------------------3------------|
E-|--0--3-----5---3--5----0--3-----5---3--5--|




  End
  Play simile of Rhythm figure two till fade.

 "New York is waiting for you and me, baby. Waiting to swallow us down.
  New York, we're coming to see what you're made of. Are you as great as you
  sound? [FILL ONE] New York is waiting for you and me, baby. [FILL TWO]
  Waiting to swallow us down. [FILL THREE] New York we're coming to see what
  you're made of. [FILL FOUR] Are you as tough as you sound? [Fill FIVE]
  Oh, New York is waiting for you and me, baby. [FILL SIX] Waiting to swallow
  us down. [FILL SEVEN] New York, we're coming to see what you're made of.
  [FILL EIGHT] Are you as tough as you sound. [FILL NINE] Yeah...

  Continue guitar and vocal ad lib till fade


   Fill one
E-|--<12>rb-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|----------12--13--12-------------------------------------------------------|
G-|----------------------<14>rb-p12--------12h14--12------12h14~~~------------|
D-|----------------------------------14---------------14----------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


   Fill two                  Fill three
E-|-------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
B-|-15b--<15>rb-p13--15b~~--|--/10--8/10\8-----8-8--8--8----------------------|
G-|-------------------------|---------------9-------------<7>rb--5--5h7-------|
D-|-------------------------|--------------------------------------------7~~\-|
A-|-------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
E-|-------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|


   Fill four
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--15b--<15>rb-p13------13~~\-----------------------------------------------|
G-|-------------------14------------------------------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


   Fill five
E-|--<12>rb--7--8-------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|-----------------/12-------------------------------------------------------|
G-|----------------------12-------12h14--12-----12h14~~\----------------------|
D-|---------------------------14-------------14-------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


   Fill six                         Fill seven
E-|------15--15--15b--15--15b~~--|-------15----15----15--15--12------12-------|
B-|-15b--------------------------|-15b--<15>--<15>--<15>---------15-----15b-rb|
G-|------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
D-|------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
A-|------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
E-|------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|


   Fill eight
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--15--<15>--<15>--<15>--<15>rb--13------13h15------------------------------|
G-|------------------------------------14---------14~~------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


   Fill nine
E-|--15--12--15--12------12---------------------------------------------------|
B-|------------------15------15--12--15--12------12---------------------------|
G-|------------------------------------------14------14--12--14--12------12---|
D-|------------------------------------------------------------------14-------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


E-|----------------------------|
B-|----------------------------|
G-|--14p12-------12--12h14~~\--|
D-|----------14----------------|
A-|----------------------------|
E-|----------------------------|
            

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