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Josie Tab
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Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 14:50:36 -0500
From: Andrew Rogers 
Subject: ./s/steely_dan/josie.tab

				"Josie"
			 (W. Becker - D. Fagen)


Intro:

      v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
    |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
    |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
    |---7---6-------3-|---4-------------|---7---6-------3-|-----------2-----|
    |-------4-------1-|---2-------------|-------4-------1-|-------4---0-----|
    |-7---------------|-----------------|-7---------------|-------2---------|
    |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

      v   v   v   v
    |-----------------|
    |---------------0-|
    |----2--1-0-------|
    |-2----------4----|
    |-----------------|
    |-----------------|
      ~~~3~~~ ~~~3~~~	(1/4-note triplets)


    Fmaj7   F#7#9   Gmaj7   G#maj7/6


Verse 1:

                Em7
    We're gonna break out the hats and hooters when Josie comes home

    We're gonna rev up the motorscooters
                     A/D     G/C
    When Josie comes home to stay
                D/G         C/F
    We're gonna park in the street
    Em7
    Sleep on the beach and make it
    A7                          G/C   D/G C/F
    Throw down the jam 'til the girls say when
    Em7                  D/G           E/A         Em7
    Lay down the law and break it when Josie comes home


Chorus 1:

         C/F        F#7#9  B7#9#5    Em7   C/F
    When Josie comes home         so good
              F#7#9        B7#9#5       Em7  A7
    She's the pride of the neighborhood
              Am7  D7       Gmaj7 Cmaj7
    She's the raw flame, the live wire
        F#7#9                      B7#9#5
    She prays like a Roman with her eyes on fire


Verse 2:

    Jo who'd you love to scrapple, she'll never say no
    Shine up the battle apple
    We'll shake 'em all down tonight
    We're gonna mix in the street
    Strike at the stroke of midnight
    Dance on the bones 'til the girls say when
    Pick up what's left by daylight when Josie comes home


Chorus 2:

    When Josie comes home, so bad
    She's the best friend we never had
    She's the raw flame, the live wire
    She prays like a Roman with her eyes on fire


Instrumental break (2:15 - 2:31):

    Play 3X (guitar is doubled by bass):

      v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
    |-----------------|----------------|
    |-----------------|----------------|
    |-----------------|----------------|
    |-5-7-------------|---5------------|
    |-----------5---7-|----------------|
    |-----------------|---------5-7----|
                                ^^^ 2nd time only

    F#7#9  B7#9#5


(guitar solo over verse chords)

(repeat chorus 1)

(repeat intro)


Outro:

    guitar solo over Em7 to fade

Chord fingerings:

	G#maj7/6: xx6563
	A/D:	  x57655
	B7#9#5:	  x21233
	C/F:	  xx3553
	D/G:	  xx5775
	E/A:	  xx7997
	F#7#9:	  242355
	G/C:	  x35433

(On the record, those X/Y chords are almost certainly played as a standard X
chord on guitar, with the bass covering the Y note; the fingerings suggested
above are for anyone who wants to replicate the overall sound of those chords
on a single guitar.  And, incidentally, Laura Nyro was using major triads
with the fourth in the bass when Don and Walt were still playing frat parties
at Bard.)


-- another ace 70's tab from Andrew Rogers

Tablature player for this song:
 
 
Steely Dan - Josie Tab :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Josie tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Josie Tab:

Steely Dan is a Grammy-Award winning American jazz fusion/Rock band centered on core members Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. The band's peak of popularity was in the 1970s, when it released six albums that blended elements of jazz, rock, funk, R&B, and pop. Their music is characterized by complex jazz-influenced structures and harmonies, literate and sometimes obscure or ambiguous lyrics filled with dark sarcasm, and their adroit musicianship and studio perfectionism.

The group toured from 1972 to 1974, but in 1975 became a purely studio-based act. They disbanded in 1981, but have since reunited. They had two reunion tours in the summers of 1993 and 1994 and new studio releases in 2000, Two Against Nature, and 2003, Everything Must Go, with accompanying tours. They have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide[citation needed].

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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