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The Stranglers - It Only Takes Two To Tango
Tabbed By: Reecy
Email: Bushhead81@Hotmail.com

Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)



IT ONLY TAKES TWO TO TANGO
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Transcription by: Richard Stanforth (rtstanforth@hotmail.com)
Date of Transcription: 11th August 2002

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A nice little pretty blues-based filler track from 'La Folie'. The guitar parts to this are
pretty simple, in that Hugh just messes around a static riff, throwing the odd variation in
there every now and then. The root note of the riff starts on whatever the root note of the
chord is. Listen to the recording to see what I mean.

intro riff:

E|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|---------1h3--3p1-----1-----------1h3--3p1--------|
A|-----1h3----------3p1---------1h3----------3p1----|
E|-1h3----------------------1h3------------------1--|


   verse riff in F:
E|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|---------1h3--3p1-----1--|
A|-----1h3----------3p1----|
E|-1h3---------------------|


   verse riff in Bb:
E|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|---------1h3--3p1-----1--|
D|-----1h3----------3p1----|
A|-1h3---------------------|
E|-------------------------|

(on the 'turnaround' of the blues progression, Hugh simply strums the chords...)

   F                 Bb F                        Bb        F
It only takes two to tango, it only takes two to start the dance
       Bb                      F
You've gotta begin with circumstance
         C      Bb                   F
It takes two to tango, it only takes two
   F                 Bb F                        Bb        F
It only takes two to tango, it only takes two to start the war
       Bb                                F
You've gotta make do or you're gonna get more
         C      Bb                   F
It takes two to tango, it only takes two


   riff in Ab:
E|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|---------4h6--6p4-----4--|
A|-----4h6----------6p4----|
E|-4h6---------------------|

   riff in Db7:
E|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|---------4h6--6p4-----4--|
D|-----4h6----------6p4----|
A|-4h6---------------------|
E|-------------------------|

   riff in G:
E|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|---------3h5--5p3-----3--|
A|-----3h5----------5p3----|
E|-3h5---------------------|


(chords in brackets determined by vocal melody/keyboards)


   Ab                       Db7         Ab                    Db7
It only took two in ancient history, to get to the top of the monkey tree
                F                 (Fadd+5)                G   F
Better wait and see, better wait and see, better wait and see


   F                 Bb F                        Bb        F
It only takes two to tango, it only takes two to start the dance
    Bb                                   F
You gotta make do, it could be your only chance
         C      Bb                   F
It takes two to tango, it only takes two


  Ab                       Db7         Ab                    Db7
It only took two in ancient history, to get to the top of the monkey tree
                F    (Ddim)          F                    (Fadd+5)
Better wait and see, better wait and see, better wait and see
       F        (Fadd+5)           (Fmaj7)                (Faddb3)
Better wait and see, better wait and see, better wait and see


(keyboard solo, bass and guitar stick on F)

 guitar enters

   (G)
E|--13-12----------------12-13-12----------------------------------------------------|
B|--------15-13----13-15----------15-13----------------------------------------------|
G|--------------13----------------------13--13--13--13--13s15--13--13--13--13s15--13-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   (F)
E|-12-10----------------10-12-10----------10-12-10----------10-13----------13----------|
B|-------13-12----12-13----------13-12-13----------13-12-13-------13-12-13----13-12-13-|
G|-------------12----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   (F)
E|-13----------15----------15----------13----------13-----------|
B|----13-12-13----13-12-13----13-12-13----13-12-13----13-12-13--|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|


song fades out.


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