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Tripping Billies Tabs

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                Tripping Billies by Dave Matthews off the Crash 
(track #11) or Remember Two Things (track # 2:  live version) albums.  

~~~~~~= vibrato          N.C.= no chord

INTRO (octaves) (rhy. fig. 1)
   A    B    A    B   D   C# A   B     A   B  C#   D  A   B
E|--------------------10--9--------------------9--10---------|
B|-10--12----10--12----------10--12----10--12---------10--12-|
G|---------------------7--6--------------------6---7---------|
D|--7---9-----7---9-----------7---9-----7---9----------7---9-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

    A   B     D  C# A   B     A   B   C#  D   
E|-----------10--9--------------------9--10--|
B|--10--12----------10--12----10--12---------|
G|------------7--6--------------------6---7--|
D|---7---9-----------7---9-----7---9---------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------| 

FIRST VERSE (chords) (rhy. fig. 2)
A        D     G                 D            A          D       G      (A  B octaves)
We were above, you were standing underneath us.  We were not yet lovers.
A            D       G          D                  A    D           G     (A  B octaves)
Dragons were smoked, bumblebees were stinging us.  I was soon to be crazy.    

FIRST CHORUS (chords and riff) (rhy. fig. 3)
     D          A                         ~~~~
Eat, drink, and be merry.    E|---------------| 
    D        A               B|---------------|
For tomorrow we die.         G|---------------|
     D          A            D|---------------|
Eat, drink, and be merry.    A|--------0--2---| <----play this riff after each line.
    D        A               E|--2--3---------|
For tomorrow we die.
N.C.-------------
WeÕre tripping Billies.

FIRST VIOLIN SOLO (rhy. fig. 2)(2X) B minor pentatonic scale (B, D, E, F#, A)

SECOND VERSE (rhy. fig. 2)
WeÕre wearing nothing, nothing but our shadows, shadows falling down on the beach sand.
Remembering once, out on the beaches we wore pineapple grass bracelets.

SECOND CHORUS (rhy. fig. 3)
So why would you care
to get out of this place?
You and me and all our friends,
such a happy human race.

BRIDGE (rhy. fig. 1)
N.C.-------------
WeÕre tripping Billies.

SECOND VIOLIN SOLO (rhy. fig. 2)(2X) B minor pentatonic scale  (B, D, E, F#, A)

THIRD VERSE (rhy. fig. 2)
We are all sitting legs crossed around a fire.  My yellow flame, she dances.
Tequila drinking, oh, our minds will wander to wondrous places.

THIRD CHORUS (rhy. fig. 3)
So why would you care
to get out of this place?
You and me and all our friends,
such a happy human race.
Eat, drink, and be merry.
For tomorrow we die.
Eat, drink, and be merry.
For tomorrow we die.
(Check it out, Boyd)

THIRD VIOLIN SOLO (rhy. fig. 3)(12X) B minor pentatonic scale  (B, D, E, F#, A)

FOURTH CHORUS (rhy. fig. 3)
Eat, drink, and be merry.
For tomorrow we die.
Eat, drink, and be merry.
For tomorrow we die. (2X)

OUTRO (rhy. fig. 1)
            
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