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Slow Dog Tab
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From: [email protected] (Marc Bennett Hirsh)
Subject: TAB: "Slow Dog" (Belly)

Someone requested some Belly. I don't have _King_ yet, but I
thought I'd repost this classic off their debut. And I'd just
like to say that their version of "Are You Experienced?" from
_Moon_ fucking rocks. Anyway, a few points on "Slow Dog":

 1) There is NO guarantee that this song has only 2 guitars, as
     I have transcribed them here. It IS a 2-guitar band, but
     then, the Ramones only had 1 guitar player, and God knows
     Johnny overdubbed millions of guitars on their songs. This
     only raises an eyebrow on the outchorus "solo," where the
     rhythm guitar (as I've transcribed it) is asked to go from
     fifth position power chords to 12th position octaves (which
     is usually what the lead guitar plays, but it's playing
     other notes at the time). If you don't know what this
     means, basically, I'm asking you to jump up 7 frets within
     an eighth note. Not much fun, but, hey, what can you do
     with 2 guitars?
 2) The rhythm notation is very basic; there are obviously more
     notes being played on the album than what I've written
     here, but this WILL get you by. Listen to the album and
     get a feel for what the rhythms sound like.
 3) The words are damn near indecipherable. I love Tanya
     Donnelly, but I can't understand much more than the chorus
     (and even then, I still dn't know what it MEANS). If
     someone else can send me the words, I'll append them to
     this file and post a more complete version. Otherwise, just
     mumble in tune. It works for Michael Stipe.
 4) When I could figure them out or when they were important to
     the transcription, chord names are above the TAB.
 5) I've tried to keep this as short as possible, so guitars go
     in and out of the transcription. Assume that when only one
     guitar is listed, the other is playing chords. Listening to
     the album will clear this up immensely. Anyway, a text
     editor should be able to readjust this to your needs,
     should you want to repeat the verse and chorus (which I've
     just shorthanded the second time through). If this makes
     absolutely no sense, then my work is done.

I've tried to teach this to my band, but as far as I can tell,
the bass-line has NOTHING to do with the guitar, and our drummer
is having a hard time with the changes. Oh well. BTW, Belly are
great live, if you ever get a chance.

"Slow Dog" (Tanya Donnelly)
Recorded by Belly
From the album _Star_
Transcribed by Marc Hirsh with little or no permission

Notation:
s - sixteenth note
e - eighth note
q - quarter note
h - half note
w - whole note
. - play note for one and a half times the value before it (just
     like a dot in standard notation)
^ - ties two note lengths together
NOTE LENGTHS IN CAPITAL LETTERS MEAN REST FOR THAT VALUE OF TIME!
/ - slide up
 - slide down
h - hammer-on
p - pull-off

                     (guitar 2 comes in,
                      playing the same
                      thing, but just
(guitar 1)            behind the beat)
E--------|----------|--------|----------|
B-11-----|----------|-11-----|----------|
G----10--|-8--9-----|----10--|-8--9-----|
D--------|-------10-|--------|-------10-|
A--------|----------|--------|----------|
E--------|----------|--------|----------|
  q. q^q.  q. q. q    q. q^q.  q. q. q

(Band enters)
(both guitars)
E----------|---------|----------|---------|
B-11-------|---------|-11-------|---------|
G-10-10-10-|-8--9--9-|-10-10-10-|-8--9--9-|
D-----8--8-|-8--8-10-|-----8--8-|-8--8-10-|
A----------|---------|----------|---------|
E----------|---------|----------|---------|
  q. q. q    q. q. q   q. q. q    q. q. q


(Verse)
(guitar 2 out)
(guitar 1)
E----------|---------|----------|---------|
B-11-------|---------|-11-------|---------|
G-10-10-10-|-8--9--9-|-10-10-10-|-8--9--9-| (play this 4 times)
D-----8--8-|-8--8-10-|-----8--8-|-8--8-10-|
A----------|---------|----------|---------|
E----------|---------|----------|---------|
  q. q. q    q. q. q   q. q. q    q. q. q
(Tanya Donnelly starts singing SOMETHING)


(half-time feel)
E---------|---------|---------|---------|
B----9----|----9----|----9----|----9----|
G-10----9-|-10----9-|-10----9-|-10----9-|
D---------|---------|---------|---------|
A---------|---------|---------|---------|
E---------|---------|---------|---------|
  q. q. q   q. q. q   q. q. q   q. q. q

(regular feel)
E----------|---------|----------|---------|
B-11-------|---------|-11-------|---------|
G-10-10-10-|-8--9--9-|-10-10-10-|-8--9--9-|
D-----8--8-|-8--8-10-|-----8--8-|-8--8-10-|
A----------|---------|----------|---------|
E----------|---------|----------|---------|
  q. q. q    q. q. q   q. q. q    q. q. q

(half-time feel)
E---------|---------|---------|---------|
B----9----|----9----|----9----|----9----|
G-10----9-|-10----9-|-10----9-|-10----9-|
D---------|---------|---------|---------|
A---------|---------|---------|---------|
E---------|---------|---------|---------|
  q. q. q   q. q. q   q. q. q   q. q. q

(regular feel)
E----------|---------|----------|---------|
B-11-------|---------|-11-------|---------|
G-10-10-10-|-8--9--9-|-10-10-10-|-8--9--9-|
D-----8--8-|-8--8-10-|-----8--8-|-8--8-10-|
A----------|---------|----------|---------|
E----------|---------|----------|---------|
  q. q. q    q. q. q   q. q. q    q. q. q

(half-time feel)
E---------|---------|---------|---------|
B----9----|----9----|----9----|----9----|
G-10----9-|-10----9-|-10----9-|-10----9-|
D---------|---------|---------|---------|
A---------|---------|---------|---------|
E---------|---------|---------|---------|
| q. q. q   q. q. q   q. q. q   q. q. q
|
|(guitar 2)
E---------|---------|---------|---------|
B---------|---------|---------|---------|
G---------|---------|---------|---------|
D---------|---------|---------|---------|
A---------|---------|---------|-10-9--8-|
E---------|---------|---------|-8--7--6-|
  W         W         W         q. q. q

(regular feel)
E-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
B-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
G-----------|-(5)b6-----|-(8)b9-----|-(11)b12---|
D-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
A-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
E-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
| W               w           w            w
|
|
E-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
B-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
G-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
D-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
A-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-|
E-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-|
  q e q e q   q e q e q   q e q e q   q e q e q

(chorus)
(guitar 2 plays chords (open, I believe))
(guitar 1)
  D    G       A
E----|-------|------|---------|
B----|-------|------|---------|
G-11-|-7-----|-9----|-12-11-9-|
D----|-------|------|---------|
A-9--|-5-----|-7----|-10-9--7-|
E----|-------|------|---------|
  w    w       w      q. q. q
Maria, carry a rifle

  D    G       A
E----|-------|------|---------|
B----|-------|------|---------|
G-11-|-7-----|-9----|-12-11-9-|
D----|-------|------|---------|
A-9--|-5-----|-7----|-10-9--7-|
E----|-------|------|---------|
  w    w       w      q. q. q
Maria, carry a dog on her back

  D    G       A
E----|-------|------|---------|
B----|-------|------|---------|
G-11-|-7-----|-9----|-12-11-9-|
D----|-------|------|---------|
A-9--|-5-----|-7----|-10-9--7-|
E----|-------|------|---------|
  w    w       w      q. q. q
That dog is here again

  D    G       A
E----|-------|------|---------|
B----|-------|------|---------|
G-11-|-7-----|-9----|-12-11-9-|
D----|-------|------|---------|
A-9--|-5-----|-7----|-10-9--7-|
E----|-------|------|---------|
  w    w       w      q. q. q
That   slow    dog is here again with his

(guitar 1)
E---------|---------|---------|---------|
B---------|---------|---------|---------|
G---------|---------|---------|---------|
D---------|---------|---------|---------|
A---------|---------|---------|---------|
E---------|---------|---------|---------|
| W         W         W         W
|
|(guitar 2)
E-2-------|-3--2--0-|-0-------|-3--2--0-|
B-3--3----|---------|-2--2----|---------|
G-2-----2-|---------|-2-----2-|---------|
D-0-------|---------|-2-------|---------|
A---------|---------|-0-------|---------|
E---------|---------|---------|---------|
  q. q. q   q. q. q   q. q. q   q. q. q
        See-through   skin

(guitar 2 plays just chords again)
(guitar 1)
E---------|---------|---------|---------|
B---------|---------|---------|---------|
G-11------|---16----|---9-----|-12-11-9-|
D---------|---------|---------|---------|
A-9-------|---14----|---7-----|-10-9--7-|
E---------|---------|---------|---------|
  w           w         w       q. q. q
 The kind of skin you can see through

(guitar 1)
E---------------|------------|---------|-----------|
B---------------|------------|---------|-----------|
G-11------------|------------|---------|-----------|
D---------------|------------|---------|-----------|
A-9-------------|------------|---------|-----------|
E---------------|------------|---------|-----------|
| w               W            W         W
|
|(guitar 2)
E-2-------------|-2----------|-3-------|-3--2--0---|
B-3--3----------|----3-------|-3--3----|-----------|
G-2-----2-------|-------2----|-0-----0-|-----------|
D-0-------------|------------|-0-------|-----------|
A---------------|------------|-2-------|-----------|
E---------------|------------|-3-------|-----------|
  q. q. q         q. q. q      q. q. q   q. q. q
 He's shot again, he's shot again,       he's shot

(guitar 1)
E---------------|---------------|-------------|-------------|
B---------------|---------------|-------------|-------------|
G---------------|---------------|-------------|-------------|
D-7-------------|-7-------------|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|
A-7-------------|-7-------------|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|
E-5-------------|-5-------------|-5-----5-----|-5-----5-----|
| q H.            q H.            q  Q  q  Q    q  Q  q  Q
|
|(guitar 2 (eighth notes here should be palm muted))
E---------------|---------------|-------------|-------------|
B---------------|---------------|-------------|-------------|
G-2-------------|-2-------------|-2-----2-----|-2-----2-----|
D-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
A-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E---------------|---------------|-------------|-------------|
  q e e e e e e   q e e e e e e   q e e q e e   q e e q e e
 Ah     Ah        Ah    Ah        Ah    Ah      He's shot again

(guitar 1)
E---------------|------------|---------|-----------|
B---------------|------------|---------|-----------|
G---------------|------------|---------|-----------|
D---------------|------------|---------|-----------|
A---------------|------------|---------|-----------|
E---------------|------------|---------|-----------|
| W               W            W         W
|
|(guitar 2)
E-2-------------|-2----------|-3-------|-3--2--0---|
B-3--3----------|----3-------|-3--3----|-----------|
G-2-----2-------|-------2----|-0-----0-|-----------|
D-0-------------|------------|-0-------|-----------|
A---------------|------------|-2-------|-----------|
E---------------|------------|-3-------|-----------|
  q. q. q         q. q. q      q. q. q   q. q. q
                  he's shot again,       he's shot

(guitar 1)
E---------------|---------------|-------------|-------------|
B---------------|---------------|-------------|-------------|
G---------------|---------------|-------------|-------------|
D-7-------------|-7-------------|-7-----7-----|-7--8--9-----|
A-7-------------|-7-------------|-7-----7-----|-7--8--9-----|
E-5-------------|-5-------------|-5-----5-----|-5--6--7-----|
| q H.            q H.            q  Q  q  Q    q. q. q
|
|(guitar 2 (eighth notes here should be palm muted))
E---------------|---------------|-------------|-------------|
B---------------|---------------|-------------|-------------|
G-2-------------|-2-------------|-2-----2-----|-2-----2-----|
D-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
A-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E---------------|---------------|-------------|-------------|
  q e e e e e e   q e e e e e e   q e e q e e   q e e q e e
 Ah     Ah        Ah    Ah        Ah    Ah

(guitar 2 out)
(guitar 1)
E----------|---------|----------|---------|
B-11-------|---------|-11-------|---------|
G-10-10-10-|-8--9--9-|-10-10-10-|-8--9--9-| (play this twice)
D-----8--8-|-8--8-10-|-----8--8-|-8--8-10-|
A----------|---------|----------|---------|
E----------|---------|----------|---------|
  q. q. q    q. q. q   q. q. q    q. q. q

(play verse one time through)

(play chorus one time through)

(outchorus)
(guitar 2 plays chords)
(guitar 1)
  D    G       A
E----|-------|------|---------|
B----|-------|------|---------|
G-11-|-7-----|-9----|-12-11-9-|
D----|-------|------|---------|
A-9--|-5-----|-7----|-10-9--7-|
E----|-------|------|---------|
  w    w       w      q. q. q
Maria, carry a rifle

  D    G       A
E----|-------|------|---------|
B----|-------|------|---------|
G-11-|-7-----|-9----|-12-11-9-|
D----|-------|------|---------|
A-9--|-5-----|-7----|-10-9--7-|
E----|-------|------|---------|
  w    w       w      q. q. q
Maria, carry a dog on her back

  D    G      A
E----|------|------|---------|
B----|------|------|---------|
G-14-|-16---|-9----|-12-11-9-|
D----|------|------|---------|
A-12-|-14---|-7----|-10-9--7-|
E----|------|------|---------|
  w    w      w      q. q. q
Maria, carry you on her back

  D                    G
E----------|---------|----------|----------|
B----------|---------|----------|----------|
G-11-11-11-|-12-11-9-|-12-12-12-|-12-14-16-|
D----------|---------|----------|----------|
A-9--9--9--|-10-9--7-|-10-10-10-|-10-12-14-|
E----------|---------|----------|----------|
  q. q. q    q. q. q   q. q. q    q. q. q

 (guitar 1)
E---------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B---------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G-(13)b14-------|-(13)b14-------|-(13)b14-(13)b14-|-(13)b14-(13)b14-|
D---------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A---------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E---------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|   w               w                h       h         h       h
|
|(guitar 2 (palm mute on eighth notes))
E---------------|---------------|-----------------|---------|
B---------------|---------------|-----------------|---------|
G---------------|---------------|-----------------|-12-11-9-|
D-7-------------|-7-------------|-7-----7---------|---------|
A-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|-10-9--7-|
E-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-----|---------|
  q e e e e e e   q e e e e e e   q e e q e e       q. q. q
Hoo hoo           hoo   hoo       hoo   hoo         hoo hoo

(guitar 2 back to chords)
(guitar 1)
  D                    G
E----------|---------|----------|----------|
B----------|---------|----------|----------|
G-11-11-11-|-12-11-9-|-12-12-12-|-12-14-16-|
D----------|---------|----------|----------|
A-9--9--9--|-10-9--7-|-10-10-10-|-10-12-14-|
E----------|---------|----------|----------|
  q. q. q    q. q. q   q. q. q    q. q. q

  A
(guitar 1)
E---------------|---------------|-----------------|-------------------------|
B---------------|---------------|-----------------|-------------------------|
G-(13)b14-------|-(13)b14-------|-(13)b14-(13)b14-|-(13)b14-(14)b15-(15)b16-|
D---------------|---------------|-----------------|-------------------------|
A---------------|---------------|-----------------|-------------------------|
E---------------|---------------|-----------------|-------------------------|
|   w               w                h       h         q.      q.      q
|
|(guitar 2 (plam mute on eighth notes))
E---------------|---------------|-----------------|---------|
B---------------|---------------|-----------------|---------|
G---------------|---------------|-----------------|---------|
D-7-------------|-7-------------|-7-----7---------|-7--8--9-|
A-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|-7--8--9-|
E-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-----|-5--6--7-|
  q e e e e e e   q e e e e e e   q e e q e e       q. q. q

The end. Abrupt and beautiful.
--
Marc Hirsh ([email protected])

     /
     ^ --"I'm breathing but it's become a chore."
     V     (Michael Penn)

 
 
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About the artist behind Slow Dog Tab:

Belly dance is a Western term for a traditional Middle Eastern dance form. Some American devotees refer to it simply as "Middle Eastern Dance".

In the Arabic language it is known as raqs sharqi (رقص شرقي; literally "oriental dance") or sometimes raqs baladi (رقص بلدي; literally "national" or "folk" dance). The term "raqs sharqi" may have originated in Egypt. In Greece and the Balkans, belly dance is called tsiftetelli (τσιφτετέλι).

The term belly-dance is a creation of Orientalism, and is first attested in English in 1899, translating French danse du ventre.[1]

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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