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Lady Writer Tabs (ver.3)

Dire Straits
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                             LADY WRITER - Dire Straits
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Tuning: Standard

      This is my first tab, but I hope you like it.  I looked all over the Internet for
think this sounds right, but experiment with it.  (I use some of my own improvised 
and pull-offs; you can probably tell where...)

     Rhythm Chords: Solos - Use these chords for rhythm when the solos are playing, only
I think that they provide a little more soul and sound because you can just slide from
to another right up the neck.
     A             B            C#m           G#m           Am*
e|---5---|    e|---7---|    e|---9---|    e|---4---|    e|---5---|
B|---5---|    B|---7---|    B|---9---|    B|---4---|    B|---5---|
G|---6---|    G|---8---|    G|---9---|    G|---4---|    G|---5---|
D|---7---|    D|---9---|    D|---11--|    D|---6---|    D|---7---|
A|---7---|    A|---9---|    A|---11--|    A|---6---|    A|---7---|
E|---5---|    E|---7---|    E|---9---|    E|---4---|    E|---5---|

     Rhythm Chords: Verses/Chorus - Use these chords for rhythm when the rest of the
is playing with the chorus and the verses.  They provide a great sound, but not too great
the lead guitarist will be playing these chords as well between the licks.  Lead guitar 
also play these chords.
     A             B            C#m           F#m            E
e|---0---|    e|---2---|    e|---4---|    e|---2---|    e|---7---|
B|---2---|    B|---4---|    B|---5---|    B|---2---|    B|---9---|
G|---2---|    G|---4---|    G|---6---|    G|---2---|    G|---9---|
D|---2---|    D|---4---|    D|---6---|    D|---4---|    D|---9---|
A|---0---|    A|---2---|    A|---4---|    A|---4---|    A|---7---|
E|---x---|    E|---x---|    E|---x---|    E|---2---|    E|---x---|

Always use the E, G#m, and F#m chords as barre chords because it seems easier, but for
bridge before the first solo (E,B,G#m,F#m) use the "solo B" because you're already on the
and 9th frets for the E, so just make the B from that. * The Am is for the rhythm on the verses.

Key:
/   slide up
\   slide down
h   hammer-on
p   pull-off
b   bend (hb  hold bend)
rb  release bend (rhb release held bend)
~   vibrato
()  pre-bend

Intro:
    A      B       C#m         A      B       C#m
e|--------------------------|------7----------------------|
B|-------7-4h5-5~-4h5p4-----|--7hb---rhb-7-5h7p5----5-----|
G|--4/6~----------------6~--|--------------------6~---6~--|
D|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
A|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
    A      B       C#m         A      B       G#m
e|----------------7---------|-----------------------------|
B|--------7-5-7hb---rhb-5---|--------5\4------------------|
G|--4h5h6-----------------6~|--6\4/6-----6p4------4-6p4-6b|
D|--------------------------|----------------6-6~---------|
A|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
 A       B            C#m
   Lady writer on the TV,
 A                B         C#m
   Talkin' 'bout the Virgin Mary,
 A      B          C#m
   Reminded me of you,
 A         B             G#m
   Expectations left to come up to, yeah.

 A       B            C#m
   Lady writer on the TV
  e|--------------|
  B|--(7b)rhb-p5--|
  G|--------------|
  D|--------------|
  A|--------------|
  E|--------------|
 A          B           C#m
   Yeah, she had another quality,
 A    B               C#m
   The way you used to look,
  e|---------------------|
  B|--------5-4-4h5p4----|
  G|--4h6-6-----------6--|
  D|---------------------|
  A|---------------------|
  E|---------------------|
 A        B               G#m
   And I know - you never read a book!
 A                                                 E
   Just the way that her hair fell down around her face,
  e|--12-12p11p9-----------------------------------0--|
  B|-------------9-12----9-------------------------2--|
  G|------------------11---11-9----9---------------2--|
  D|----------------------------11---11-9----9-----2--|
  A|--------------------------------------11---11\-0--|
  E|-----------------------------------------------x--|
 A                            C#m
   Then I recall my fall from grace,
                   G#m       F#m
  e|-----------------------------|
  B|--12b-rhb-9-12p9-12p9--------|
  G|----------------------11hb~--|
  D|-----------------------------|
  A|-----------------------------|
  E|-----------------------------|
             Am            C#m
   Another time,  another place...
  e|----------|---------------------------------------------|
  B|----------|---------------------------------------------|
  G|-9h11p9~--|--------------9----9----9--------------------|
  D|----------|--11----11----------------11----11-11-11-12\-|
  A|----------|-----11----11---11---11------11--------------|
  E|----------|---------------------------------------------|
 A        B           C#m
   Lady writer on the TV,
  e|--------------|
  B|--(7b)rhb-p5--|
  G|--------------|
  D|--------------|
  A|--------------|
  E|--------------|
 A           B             C#m
   She had all the brains, and the beauty
  e|--7-----------------|
  B|----7b-rhb-7-5h7-5~-|
  G|--------------------|
  D|--------------------|
  A|--------------------|
  E|--------------------|
 A             B        C#m
   The picture does not fit,
  e|------------------------|
  B|--5p4-----5p4-----------|
  G|------4h6-----4h6~--4~--|
  D|------------------------|
  A|------------------------|
  E|------------------------|
 A                B           G#m
   You talked to me when you felt like it, ah...
 A                                                      E
   Just the way that her hair fell down around her face,
  e|--12-11h12p11p9--9-7h9p7-7-4h7p7-3-1h3p3-------------------0--|
  B|-----------------------------------------4-2h4p2-----------2--|
  G|-------------------------------------------------4-2-------2--|
  D|------------------------------------------------------/11--2--|
  A|-----------------------------------------------------------0--|
  E|-----------------------------------------------------------x--|
  A                             C#m
   Then I recall my fall from grace,
      C#m            G#m          F#m
  e|-------9-12p9---9--------------------|
  B|--9-12--------9---12b-rb-12p9--------|
  G|------------------------------11hb~--|
  D|-------------------------------------|
  A|-------------------------------------|
  E|-------------------------------------|
             Am            C#m               E
   Another time,  another place
  e|----------|--------------------------------|
  B|----------|--------5p4-------------5/7/9~--|
  G|-9h11p9~--|--4-4h6-----6-4h6-6~--6---------|
  D|----------|--------------------------------|
  A|----------|--------------------------------|
  E|----------|--------------------------------|
 E
   Yes and your rich old man,
                           B
   you know he called her a dead ringer
                         G#m
  e|----------------------|
  B|--7h9-----------------|
  G|------8-6\4-4h6p4-----|
  D|------------------6~--|
  A|----------------------|
  E|----------------------|
  G#m                                               F#m
   You got the same command, but your mother was a jazz singer, ah...
Solo:
     A      B        C#m       A           B       C#m
  e|-------------------------|-------------7----------------|
  B|---------7-4h5-5-4h5p4---|-7hb-rhb-7hb---rhb-5-7p5------|
  G|--4/6-6~---------------6-|(double bend)------------6-6~-|
  D|-------------------------|------------------------------|
  A|-------------------------|------------------------------|
  E|-------------------------|------------------------------|
    A       B        C#m       A        B         G#m
  e|-------------------------|------------------------------|
  B|----------5-4-4h5p4---5~-|-5~-4-5~-5p4------------------|
  G|------6-6-----------6----|-------------4-6p4------9-9h11|
  D|--4h6--------------------|-------------------6-6~-------|
  A|-------------------------|------------------------------|
  E|-------------------------|------------------------------|
     A      B       C#m        A          B           C#m
  e|---------------- 12------|--------12p9--9-12p9---9-12p9-|
  B|--9h12-12hb~-12b~---rhb--|-9-12p9-----9--------9-------9|
  G|--(dbl bend)-------------|------------------------------|
  D|-------------------------|------------------------------|
  A|-------------------------|------------------------------|
  E|-------------------------|------------------------------|
     A              B    C#m           A           B         G#m         A
  e|-9-----------------------|-------------------------------------------0-|
  B|---12p9----9-------------|------------9-10p9---9-10p9---9-10p9-------2-|
  G|--------11---11p9~-11hb~-|--9-11-9h11--------11-------11-------11-9\-2-|
  D|-------------------------|-------------------------------------------2-|
  A|-------------------------|-------------------------------------------0-|
  E|-------------------------|-------------------------------------------x-|
 A                                                 E
   Just the way that her hair fell down around her face...
                                                  A
  e|-12-11h12p11p9-9-7h9p7-7-4h7p4-7p4------------0-|
  B|-----------------------------------7p5--------2-|
  G|---------------------------------------6-4\2--2-|
  D|----------------------------------------------2-|
  A|----------------------------------------------0-|
  E|----------------------------------------------x-|
 A                            C#m
   Then I recall my fall from grace,
  C#m               G#m              F#m
  e|--12----12---------------------------------|
  B|----12b---12b-12-9-----9-12-9--------------|
  G|-------------------11~--------11----9-11~--|
  D|---------------------------------11--------|
  A|-------------------------------------------|
  E|-------------------------------------------|
           Am             C#m
   Another time,  another place...                   A
  e|----------|--------------------------------------0-|
  B|----------|--------------------------------------2-|
  G|-9h11p9~--|-------------9\8-8h9p8----------------2-|
  D|----------|--9h11-11-11-----------11-11-11-11-9\-2-|
  A|----------|--------------------------------------0-|
  E|----------|--------------------------------------x-|
 A      B             C#m
   Lady writer on the TV, (Lady writer on the TV)
  e|--------------|
  B|--(7b)rhb-p5--|
  G|--------------|
  D|--------------|
  A|--------------|
  E|--------------|
 A          B           C#m
   She knew all about a history,
 A              B                C#m
   You couldn't hardly write your name
  e|-----------|
  B|-----------|
  G|--4h6-6hb--|
  D|-----------|
  A|-----------|
  E|-----------|
 A           B       G#m
   I think I want it just the same as the...
  e|----------------------------------|
  B|----------------------------------|
  G|--rhb-4-6p4-------4-6b-rb-6-4-6~--|
  D|------------6-4h6-----------------|
  A|----------------------------------|
  E|----------------------------------|
 A      B             C#m
   Lady writer on the TV, (Lady writer on the TV)
  e|--------7--------------|
  B|--7~-5~---7/9-7-5h7p5~-|
  G|-----------------------|
  D|-----------------------|
  A|-----------------------|
  E|-----------------------|
 A                   B       C#m
   Talkin' 'bout the Virgin Mary (Lady writer)
 A                    B             C#m
   Yeah, you know I'm talking about you and me (Lady writer on the TV)
 A         B                 G#m
   And the lady writer on the TV
(Now play this underneath this verse for second time and lead to solo)
     A       B          G#m         A        B           C#m
  e|------------------------------|----------7----------------|
  B|----------5-7-7b-7b-rb-5h7-5--|--7-5-7hb---7rhb-5-7-7-5h7-|
  G|--4h6~-4~---------------------|---------------------------|
  D|------------------------------|---------------------------|
  A|------------------------------|---------------------------|
  E|------------------------------|---------------------------|
     A        B          C#m        A        B            C#m
  e|------------------------------|-----7---------------------|
  B|-7~-7~-7~-7~-7~-7~-7~-7~-5h7--|-7hb---rhb-5h7p5h7/12b-12b-|
  G|------------------------------|---------------------------|
  D|------------------------------|---------------------------|
  A|------------------------------|---------------------------|
  E|------------------------------|---------------------------|
     A         B            G#m
  e|---------------------------------------|
  B|--9h12-12b-12b-9-12p9------------------|
  G|----------------------11b-11b~-9-11p9--|
  D|---------------------------------------|
  A|---------------------------------------|
  E|---------------------------------------|
Outro Solo:
    A                B                C#m   (Lady writer on the TV)
  e|------12p9-------------------------------------------------------|
  B|----9-----12p9---------------------------------------------------|
  G|-11b----------11h13p11p9-------9-11p9--9-11p9--9-11p9--9-11p9--9-|
  D|------------------------11-9h11------11------11------11------11--|
  A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
  E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
    A                B                C#m        (Lady writer)
  e|------12p9-------------------------------------------------------|
  B|----9-----12p9---------------------------------------------------|
  G|-11b----------11h13p11p9-------9-11p9--9-11p9--9-11p9--9-11p9--9-|
  D|------------------------11-9h11------11------11------11------11--|
  A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
  E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
    A                B                C#m   (Lady writer on the TV)
  e|------12p9-------------------------------------------------------|
  B|----9-----12p9---------------------------------------------------|
  G|-11b----------11h13p11p9-------9-11p9--9-11p9--9-11p9--9-11p9--9-|
  D|------------------------11-9h11------11------11------11------11--|
  A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
  E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
    A                B                G#m
  e|------12p9-------------------------------------------------------|
  B|----9-----12p9------------------------9h12-----------------------|
  G|-11b----------11h13p11p9---9-11b-11hb~----rhb-11h12p11p9----9~---|
  D|------------------------11-------------------------------11------|
  A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
  E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
    A      B        C#m      A       B      C#m          A         B
  e|----------------------------------------------------------19-----|
  B|-17b~-17b~-17b~-17b~-17b~-17b~-rb-p14--19b-19b-19b-17-19hb---rhb-|
  G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
  D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
  A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
  E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
    B       C#m      A            B             G#m   (play to fade...)
  e|------------------------------------------------------------|
  B|-17-19----17----19p17--19p17--19p17--19p17---19b-19b-19b-17-|
  G|-------18----18------18-----18-----18-----18----------------|
  D|------------------------------------------------------------|
  A|------------------------------------------------------------|
  E|------------------------------------------------------------|

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