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Snake Man

Snake Man Guitar Tabs

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Snake Man Guitar Tabs – Doobie Brothers

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    This is a short acoustic fingerstyle blues ditty written by Tom
  Johnston It can be found on the Doobie Brothers' 1972 recording
  Toulouse Street. From what I could gather, the tuning for the song
  is: EADGAD (I could be wrong, but it sounds right).
    The guitar is also capoed on the first fret. All finger positions
  are relative to the capo.

       Snake Man by Tom Johnston, copyright 1972; Warner Bros. Records
                       (bpm=108)  1:35

  Acoustic guitar, tuned EADGAD, capo 1 (Rhythm figure 1)

   **Intro:

               G7
|D---------||-----------3-----------3-----------3------2p0---|
|A---------||------------------------------------------------|
|G---------||-----0-----------0-----------0-----------------*| 4x
|D---------||--------0-----------0-----------0--------------*|
|A---------||------------------------------------------------|
|E---1--2--||--3-----------3-----------3---------------------|

   first verse:


"Well I'm worried                                         

             G7
|D--------|----------3-----------3-----------3------2p0--|------------
|A--------|----------------------------------------------|------------
|G--------|----0-----------0-----------0-----------------|------------
|D--------|-------0-----------0-----------0--------------|---/5---3---
|A--------|----------------------------------------------|------------
|E---1--2-|--3-----------3-----------3-------------------|------------

    on    my  trail

                       G7
|D------------------|-----------3-----------3-----------3------2p0---|
|A------------------|------------------------------------------------|
|G------------------|-----0-----------0-----------0------------------|
|D------------------|--------0-----------0-----------0---------------|
|A---3-----1--------|------------------------------------------------|
|E-------------3----|--------------3-----------3---------------------|

                                           I'm worried

    G7                                       C9
|D-----------3-----------3----------------|--------0------------------
|A----------------------------------------|---------------------------
|G-----0-----------0-----------0----------|-----------3----------0h2p0
|D--------0-----------0-----------0-------|-----2---------0h2---------
|A-----------------------------------1--2-|--3----------------3-------
|E--3-----------3-----------3-------------|---------------------------

                     

          C9                              G7
|D-----|--------0----------------------|----------3-----------3-------
|A-----|-------------------------------|------------------------------
|G-----|-----------3-------------------|----0-----------0-------------
|D---0-|-----2---------0h2-------------|-------0-----------0----------
|A-----|--3---------------------1p3--1-|------------------------------
|E-----|-------------------------------|--3-----------3-----------3----

                                                         and I   only

                        G7                                        D9
|D---------3------2p0-|----------3-----------3-----------------|------
|A--------------------|----------------------------------------|------
|G---0----------------|----0-----------0-----------0-----------|------
|D------0-------------|-------0-----------0-----------0--------|------
|A--------------------|----------------------------------------|------
|E--------------------|-3-----------3-----------3---------0--1-|--2---


                                                            G7
|D--2------2-------2-------|------------------------------|----------3
|A----3------3-------3-----|------------------------------|-----------
|G-------------------------|------------------------------|----0------
|D-------0-------0------0--|--/5-------3------------------|-------0---
|A-------------------------|------------------3---1-------|-----------
|E-------------------------|---------------------------3--|-----------



                                       G7
|D-----------3-----------3------2p0-|-----------3-----------3---------
|A----------------------------------|---------------------------------
|G-----0-----------0----------------|-----0-----------0-----------0---
|D--------0-----------0-------------|--------0-----------0-----------0
|A----------------------------------|---------------------------------
|E--3-----------3-------------------|--3-----------3-----------3------




|D---------|
|A---------|
|G---------|
|D---------|    continue rhythm figure 1 thoughout second verse
|A---------|
|E--1--2---|


   second verse:

               G7
         Black eagle    
               C7
         Black eagle   
         D7                                          G7
         Perches ...


   **Outro (pretty tricky, but it sounds cool)

          Em11                 D/F#                G
|D--------------0-------------------0------------|------0-------------
|A-----------0-----0-----0-----------------------|--------------------
|G-------------------------------2-----2-----2---|---4-----4-----4----
|D--------------------2-----2/4-----------4-----4/5-----------5-------
|A-----------------------------------------------|--------------------
|E---3/---0--------------------------------------|--------------------

       D/F#                Em7                D/F#                G
|D-----------0------------|------0-------------------0-----------|----
|A------------------------|--------------------------------------|----
|G--------2-----2-----2---|---0-----0-----0-------2-----2-----2--|----
|D---5\4-----------4-----4\2-----------2-----2/4-----------4----4/5---
|A------------------------|--------------------------------------|----
|E------------------------|--------------------------------------|----

                      D/F#                 Em7                 D
|D------0-------------------0-------------|------0--------------------
|A----------------------------------------|---------------------------
|G---4-----4-----4-------2-----2-----2----|---0-----0-----0-------2---
|D------------5-----5\4-----------4------4\2-----------2-----2p0------
|A----------------------------------------|---------------------------
|E----------------------------------------|---------------------------

                 C6/9
|D---0-------|---0---------------------|
|A-----------|---0---------------------|
|G------2----|---0---------------------|
|D---------0-|---2---------------------|
|A-----------|---3---------------------|
|E-----------|-------------------1--2--|


    * Go back to rhythm figure 1 and play to fadeout


  Note: I don't know how it was done, but it almost sounds like there
        is a second guitar playing a percussive part under the main
        guitar part. I tried to emulate it the best I could with the
        picking pattern.

=====================================================================

       h= hammer on
       p= pull off
       ()= ghost note (sometimes barely audible notes, optional)
       b= bend
       r= bend release
       /= slide up to note
       \= slide down to note
       ~= vibrato
       t= tap note with picking hand
       <>= harmonics
       *
       *= repeat from beginning


     Transribed without ANY reference to published material





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