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Big Apple Dreamin Hippo
"Big Apple Dreamin' (Hippo)" by Alice Cooper
Words and music by Cooper, Bruce, Buxton, Dunaway, and Smith

/= slide up  \= slide down   b= bend   rb= release bend   p= pull-off
h= hammer-on   ~~= vibrato   .= mute note

Intro
   Rhythm figure one (Both guitars)
E-|-------------------------------------------|
B-|-------------------------------------------|
G-|-------------------------------------------|
D-|-------------------------------------------|
A-|--------3--------------------3-------------|
E-|--0--3-----5---3--5----0--3-----5----5--3--|



Verse one w/Rhythm figure one (Both guitars)

"We're so young and pretty. We're so young and clean. So many things that
    we have never seen. Let's move from Ohio. Sell this damn old store. Big
    apple dreamin' on a wooden floor."

Pre-chorus
           "Skyscrapers and subways and stations.    Staring up at the
   Guitar one
E-|---------2-------------(2)-----------------------1------------(1)----------|
B-|---------3-------------(3)-----------------------1------------(1)----------|
G-|---------2-------------(2)-----------------------2------------(2)----------|
D-|---------0-------------(0)-----------------------3------------(3)----------|
A-|---------0-------------(0)-----------------------3------------(3)----------|
E-|-------------------------------------------------1------------(1)----------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|--------3--------------------3----------------------3----------------------|
E-|--0--3-----5---3--5----0--3-----5----3--5-----0--3-----5---3--5------------|

Chorus
                                   Rhythm figure two
   "United Nations.                  New York is waiting for  you and me,
   Guitar one
E-|--(1)--------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
B-|--(1)--------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
G-|--(2)--------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
D-|--(3)--------------------------|--3--3--------5--5---------5--5------------|
A-|--(3)--------------------------|--3--3--------5--5---------3--3------------|
E-|--(1)-------------------5\--3\-|--1--1--------3--3-------------------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|-------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
B-|-------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
G-|-------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
D-|-------------------------------|---------------------------2---3---2-------|
A-|--------3----------------------|-----------3--5--2-------------------------|
E-|--0--3-----5----3--5----5--3\--|--1---/5--------------3--------------------|

"baby.   Waiting to swallow us  down.           New York, we're coming to
   Guitar one
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--7--7----3--3-------5--5--------7---------------3--3------------5--5------|
A-|--5--5----3--3-------5--5--------7---------------3--3------------5--5------|
E-|----------1--1-------3--3--------5---------------1--1------------3--3------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|---------------------------------5-----------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------5-----------------------------------------|
G-|---------------------------------6-----------------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------7--5/7-7-7-7\-----------------------------|
A-|--3---------------3--5--2--------7--5/7-7-7-7\-------------3-----5--2------|
E-|-----5\----1-/5--------------3---5--3/5-5-5-5\---1--/5------------------3--|

"see what you're made of.  Can't be as tough as you sound."
   Guitar one
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|----------------------------3--3-------------------------------------------|
D-|--5--5------------7--7------3--3--------3--3---------5---------------------|
A-|--3--3------------5--5------1--1--------3--3---------5---------------------|
E-|----------------------------------------1--1---------3---------------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|-----------------------------------------------------3---------------------|
B-|-----------------------------------------------------3---------------------|
G-|-----------------------------------------------------4---------------------|
D-|--2---3----2----------------2-----3--2---------------5---------------------|
A-|------------------3---------------------3------------5---------------------|
E-|-----------------------5----------------------5------3---------------------|

Solo one
   Overdubbed guitar
E-|--------------12--10h12p10-------------------------------------------------|
B-|--10--12--13----------------13--12--10h12p10-------------------------------|
G-|----------------------------------------------12--9--12--12b~~-------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two (Rhythm figure two)                                             |
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|------------------------------------------------------6--------------------|
D-|---------------------2--3--2--------------------------7---5/7-7-7-7-7\-----|
A-|---------3--5--2--------------3-----------3--5--2-----7---5/7-7-7-7-7\-----|
E-|--1--/5-----------3--------------5--1-/5-----------3--5---3/5-5-5-5-5\-----|

[Finish Rhythm figure two here]
        = strike note while bent
E-|-----------15-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
B-|-15b-------15rb---13------13--15------|-13------15p13--15b--15b-rb-p13-|
G-|--------------------------14----------14--|-----14-------------------------|
D-|------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A-|------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E-|------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|

E-|--15b--15b--15b-rb-p12--15------|-12--12h13p12-----------------------------|
B-|----------------------------15b-|---------------15--13--12h13p12\10--------|
G-|--------------------------------|------------------------------------12----|
D-|--------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
A-|--------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------|------------------------------------------|

E-|------------------------|-------------------------------15b-rb--15~~-------|
B-|------------------------|----------------13--15b-rb--13--------------------|
G-|--12/14--12/14-\-7------|---/14--12--14------------------------------------|
D-|--------------------10--|--------------------------------------------------|
A-|------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
E-|------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|



Verse two
Guitar one Rhythm figure three
Guiatr two Rhythm figure one

"Heard 'bout them massages and all those dirty shows. Well, I read
    somewhere some places never close. While we waste time on yokels coming
    through the door, Big Apple dreamin' on a wooden floor."

Rhythm figure three w/Wah pedal
E-|-------------------------------------------|
B-|-------------------------------------------|
G-|-------5---------------------5-------------|
D-|----5-----7----5--7-------5-----7----7--5--|
A-|-7---------------------7-------------------|
E-|-------------------------------------------|



Pre-chorus
           "Skyscrapers and subways and stations.    Staring up at the
   Guitar one w/Wah pedal
E-|---------2-------------(2)-----------------------1------------(1)----------|
B-|---------3-------------(3)-----------------------1------------(1)----------|
G-|---------2-------------(2)-----------------------2------------(2)----------|
D-|---------0-------------(0)-----------------------3------------(3)----------|
A-|---------0-------------(0)-----------------------3------------(3)----------|
E-|-------------------------------------------------1------------(1)----------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|--------3--------------------3----------------------3----------------------|
E-|--0--3-----5---3--5----0--3-----5----3--5-----0--3-----5---3--5------------|

"United Nations.
   Guitar one
E-|--(1)--------------------------|
B-|--(1)--------------------------|
G-|--(2)--------------------------|
D-|--(3)--------------------------|
A-|--(3)--------------------------|
E-|--(1)--------------------------|
  |                               |
  |Guitar two                     |
E-|-------------------------------|
B-|-------------------------------|
G-|-------------------------------|
D-|-------------------------------|
A-|--------3----------------------|
E-|--0--3-----5----3--5-----------|



Solo two w/Rhythm figure four
E-|-------------------------5-------------------------------------------------|
B-|--10---8--.---------8b------8--5-------------------------------------------|
G-|---9------0--9--------------------7b-rbp5--7---7--5------------------------|
D-|-----------------------------------------------------7--7p5--7~--7--7--7~~-|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E-|-------------------------5------------------8--5h8p5-----------5-----------|
B-|--5-----------5--8----------5--8b--8----8b------------8--8b~~--------------|
G-|--5-------7b--------7b-----------------------------------------------------|
D-|-----7---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E-|--------------------------------------------10-----------------------------|
B-|--10--12--13--13b---13--12--10h12p10---/15------13--15b--15b--rb--13---|
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--15b---------------13-----------------------------------------------------|
G-|-------14---14--12------12--14------12--14---------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------14---------10~~\--------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Rhythm figure four (behind Solo two)
E-|------------------------------------------|
B-|------------------------------------------|
G-|------------------------------------------|
D-|------------------------------------------|
A-|--------3--------------------3------------|
E-|--0--3-----5---3--5----0--3-----5---3--5--|



End
  Play simile of Rhythm figure two till fade.

"New York is waiting for you and me, baby. Waiting to swallow us down.
  New York, we're coming to see what you're made of. Are you as great as you
  sound? [FILL ONE] New York is waiting for you and me, baby. [FILL TWO]
  Waiting to swallow us down. [FILL THREE] New York we're coming to see what
  you're made of. [FILL FOUR] Are you as tough as you sound? [Fill FIVE]
  Oh, New York is waiting for you and me, baby. [FILL SIX] Waiting to swallow
  us down. [FILL SEVEN] New York, we're coming to see what you're made of.
  [FILL EIGHT] Are you as tough as you sound. [FILL NINE] Yeah...

Continue guitar and vocal ad lib till fade

Fill one
E-|--rb-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|----------12--13--12-------------------------------------------------------|
G-|----------------------rb-p12--------12h14--12------12h14~~~------------|
D-|----------------------------------14---------------14----------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Fill two                  Fill three
E-|-------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
B-|-15b--rb-p13--15b~~--|--/10--8/10\8-----8-8--8--8----------------------|
G-|-------------------------|---------------9-------------rb--5--5h7-------|
D-|-------------------------|--------------------------------------------7~~\-|
A-|-------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
E-|-------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|

Fill four
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--15b--rb-p13------13~~\-----------------------------------------------|
G-|-------------------14------------------------------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Fill five
E-|--rb--7--8-------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|-----------------/12-------------------------------------------------------|
G-|----------------------12-------12h14--12-----12h14~~\----------------------|
D-|---------------------------14-------------14-------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Fill six                         Fill seven
E-|------15--15--15b--15--15b~~--|-------15----15----15--15--12------12-------|
B-|-15b--------------------------|-15b---------------15-----15b-rb|
G-|------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
D-|------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
A-|------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
E-|------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|

Fill eight
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--15--------rb--13------13h15------------------------------|
G-|------------------------------------14---------14~~------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Fill nine
E-|--15--12--15--12------12---------------------------------------------------|
B-|------------------15------15--12--15--12------12---------------------------|
G-|------------------------------------------14------14--12--14--12------12---|
D-|------------------------------------------------------------------14-------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E-|----------------------------|
B-|----------------------------|
G-|--14p12-------12--12h14~~\--|
D-|----------14----------------|
A-|----------------------------|
E-|----------------------------|

 
 
Alice Cooper - Big Apple Dreamin Hippo :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Big Apple Dreamin Hippo tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Big Apple Dreamin Hippo:

Alice Cooper (born Vincent Furnier; February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans five decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood and boa constrictors, Cooper drew equally from horror movies, vaudeville, heavy metal and garage rock to create a theatrical brand of rock music that would come to be known as shock rock.[1] He was ranked #20 on VH1's Greatest Artists of Hard Rock program.[2]

Alice Cooper was originally a band consisting of Furnier on vocals and harmonica, lead guitarist Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce on rhythm guitar, Dennis Dunaway on bass guitar, and drummer Neal Smith. The original Alice Cooper band broke into the international music mainstream with 1971's monster hit "I'm Eighteen" from the album Love it to Death, which was followed by the even bigger single "School's Out" in 1972. The band reached their commercial peak with the 1973 album Billion Dollar Babies. Cooper's solo career began with the 1975 concept album Welcome to My Nightmare. Expanding from his Detroit garage rock[3] and glam rock[4] roots, over the years Cooper has experimented with many different musical styles, including conceptual rock, art rock, hard rock, pop rock, experimental rock and industrial rock. In recent times he has returned more to his garage rock roots.[5]

Alice Cooper is known for his social and witty persona offstage, The Rolling Stone Album Guide going so far as to refer to him as the world's most "beloved heavy metal entertainer".[6] He helped to shape the sound and look of heavy metal, and is also credited as being the man who "first introduced horror imagery to rock'n'roll, and whose stagecraft and showmanship have permanently transformed the genre".[7] Away from music, Cooper is a film actor, a golfing celebrity, a restauranteur and, since 2004, a popular radio DJ with his classic rock shows Nights with Alice Cooper.

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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