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Water Of Love Tab
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			    "WATER OF LOVE" off LP "Dire Straits"(1978)
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Tabbed by: Les Gibson

Tuning: Standard

This is most probably played in some open tuning, but I couldnt tab it that 
way, so I did it in standard. its more convenient, and sounds fine anyway.

There are 3 guitar parts: strumming chords in background, slide, and clean
electric guitar.


---INTRO:
  D                                     C
e|--/10--------------------------------|-----/10~~-------------------------|
B|-------131210-----------10---------|-----------------/1312--10-10-10--|
G|----------------10--10/11------------|-----------------------------------|slide
D|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
 |                                     |                                   |
e|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|electric
D|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

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

  D                                     C
e|--/10--------------------------------|-----/10~~-------------------------|
B|-----10--131210----------10--------|-----------------------131210----|
G|------------------10--10/11----------|-----------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
 |                                     |                                   |
e|-------------------------------------|------------------------8--7--5----|
B|---------------------------8-7-6-5---|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------7-|--5--------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

  G                                      D
e|-------10~~--------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|-10/12-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|--------------------------/109--7---|-----------------------------------|
D|--------------------------/109----7-|-(7)---------------2/3--0---0-5/7--|
A|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
 |                                     |                                   |
e|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|----5--x--5/7----------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|----5--x--5/7-------------------7--|
D|-------------------------------------|--------------------2b--0---7-9----|
A|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|


--VERSE 1:

D
High and dry in the long hot day
D
Lost and lonely in every way
        Am
Got the flats all around me, sky up above,
D
Yes, I need a little water of love


--VERSE 2:

D
I've been too long lonely and my heart feels pain
D
Crying out for some soothing rain
Am
I believe I've taken enough,
D
I need a little water of love


-CHORUS:

Am7
Water of love deep in the ground,
           G                 D
but there aint no water here to be found
Am7
Some day baby when the river runs free,
            G             D
It's gonna carry that water of love to me


--SLIDE FILL:

e|--/10--------------------------------|-----/109/10----------------------|
B|-----10-131210-----------10--------|-----------------/1312--10-10-10--|
G|----------------10--10/11------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|


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


--VERSE 3:

          D
There's a bird up in a tree, sitting up high,
D
Just a-waitin' for me to die
Am
If I don't get some water soon,
         D
I'll be dead and gone in the afternoon


--CHORUS

--SLIDE BREAK:

e|------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|--/7~----------------/7-/7-/7-|-/75---------------10---10-----11-|
D|------------------------------|----------------9/10---10---9/11---|
A|------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

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


--VERSE 4:

D
Once I had a woman I could call my own,
D
Once I had a woman now my woman is gone
Am
Once there was a river now there's a stone
D
You know it's evil when you're living alone

--CHORUS X 2

--SECOND SLIDE SOLO: variation on first, to fade. Make it your own!


There are fills between the lines of the verse and the chorus that are pretty
similar to the intro parts.

Enjoy, and please rate/comment.



| /  slide up
|   slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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About the artist behind Water Of Love Tab:

Dire Straits were an English rock band, formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (guitar and vocals), his brother David Knopfler (guitar), John Illsley (bass), and Pick Withers (drums), and subsequently managed by Ed Bicknell. Although the band was formed in an era when punk rock reigned, Dire Straits worked within the conventions of classic rock, albeit with a stripped-down sound that appealed to modern audiences weary of the overproduced stadium rock of the 1970s. In their early days, Mark and David requested that pub owners turn down the amps so that patrons could converse while the band played — indicative of their unassuming demeanor. Despite this oddly self-effacing approach to rock and roll, Dire Straits soon became hugely successful, with their first album going multi-platinum globally.

The band's best-known songs include "Sultans of Swing," "Romeo and Juliet," " Tunnel of Love," "Money for Nothing," "Walk of Life" and "Brothers in Arms."

Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler have sold in excess of 118 million albums to date.[1][2]

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