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The Stranglers - Dead Ringer
Tabbed By: Reecy
Email: Bushhead81@Hotmail.com

Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)



DEAD RINGER
-----------
Transcription by: Richard Stanforth (rtstanforth@hotmail.com)
Date of Transcription: 11th August 2002

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intro: bass guitar riff - notes: E G Bb A G


intro guitar riff:

   Bm  Bm7   Bm  Bm7    Am  Am7   Am  Am7
E|-7---7--7--7---7--7---5---5--5--5---5--5---|
B|-7---7--7--7---7--7---5---5--5--5---5--5---|
G|-7---7--7--7---7--7---5---5--5--5---5--5---|
D|-7h9-7--7--7h9-7--7---5h7-5--5--5h7-5--5---| <- play twice
A|-9---9--9--9---9--9---7---7--7--7---7--7---|
E|-7---7--7--7---7--7---5---5--5--5---5--5---|

at the end of the second time playing the intro riff, a second guitar plays the
following fill:

E|--0---|
B|--9^--|
G|--9^--| <- strum while bending *entire* chord up and down.
D|--9^--|
A|------|
E|------|


NOTE: There is no static pattern in Hugh's guitar playing during the verses, in each verse
he plays different fills. I've tried to get each verse as accurate as possible.

verse 1:

E|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|------------------|
B|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|------------------|
G|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|------------------|
D|-----2-----0--5--4---|-----2-----0-------2-|-----2-----0--5--4---|----2-----0-------|
A|--------4----------5-|--------4-----2--4---|--------4----------5-|-------4-----2-4--|
E|-0-0-----------------|-0-0-----------------|-0-0-----------------|-0-0--------------|


Haven't I seen you somewhere around before?
Haven't I seen you somewhere around before?


B    G        A    E
Then you're a dead ringer
B    G        A    E
Then you're a dead ringer
B    G        A    E
Then you're a dead ringer
B    G        Bb
Then you're a conkeroonie stringer

verse 2:

E|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|--------------------|
B|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|--------------------|
G|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|--------------------|
D|-----2-----0---------|-----2-----0-------2-|-----2-----0--5--4---|----2-----0---------|
A|--------4--------0-4-|--------4-----2--4---|--------4----------5-|-------4-----2--4-2-|
E|-0-0----------4------|-0-0-----------------|-0-0-----------------|-0-0----------------|


Wasn't it you said you was into changing the law?
Wasn't it you said you was into changing the law?


B    G        A    E
Then you're a dead ringer
B    G        A    E
Then you're a dead ringer
B    G        A    E
Then you're a dead ringer
B    G        Bb
Then you're a conkeroonie stringer


guitar solo:
(this initially posed some problems for me, but it's not actually as hard as it sounds!)

  **
E--0---|---------------------------------|
B--9^--|-12-12-12-11-11-11-10-10-10--10--|
G--9^--|-12-12-12-11-11-11-10-10-10--10--|
D--9^--|-12-12-12-11-11-11-10-10-10--10--| < - bend *entire* chord shape up and down while
A------|---------------------------------|     strumming like in the intro at **
E------|---------------------------------|
  **
E--0---|-13-13-13-12-12-12-11-11-11--11--|
B--9^--|-12-12-12-11-11-11-10-10-10--10--|
G--9^--|-12-12-12-11-11-11-10-10-10--10--|
D--9^--|-12-12-12-11-11-11-10-10-10--10--| < - likewise, descending chords now have flat
A------|---------------------------------|     7th note added.
E------|---------------------------------|


verse 3:

E|---------------------|-----------------------|---------------------|--------------------|
B|---------------------|-----------------------|---------------------|--------------------|
G|---------------------|-----------------------|---------------------|--------------------|
D|-----2-----0-------2-|-----2-----5--4-0------|-----2-----0-------2-|----2-----0---------|
A|--------4-----2--4---|--------4----------4-2-|--------4-----2--4---|-------4--------0-4-|
E|-0-0-----------------|-0-0-------------------|-0-0-----------------|-0-0---------4------|


Wasn't it you running around proud of being poor?
Wasn't it you running around proud of being poor?


B    G        A    E
Then you're a dead ringer
B    G        A    E
Then you're a dead ringer
B    G        A    E
Then you're a dead ringer
B    G        Bb
Then you're a conkeroonie stringer


organ solo:

E|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|------------------|
B|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|------------------|
G|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|------------------|
D|-----2-----0-------2-|-----2-----5---------|-----2-----5--4---0--|----2-----5--4----|
A|--------4-----2--4---|--------4--------0-4-|--------4-------2----|-------4-------5--|
E|-0-0-----------------|-0-0----------4------|-0-0-----------------|-0-0--------------|

E|---------------------|---------------------|
B|---------------------|---------------------|
G|---------------------|---------------------|
D|-----2-----0-------2-|-----2-----5---------|
A|--------4-----2--4---|--------4--------0-2-|
E|-0-0-----------------|-0-0----------4------|

E|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|-----------------0-2-|
D|-----2-----0-2-4-----| <- play this bit six times
A|--------4------------|
E|-0-0-----------------|


E5 G5 E5               E5 G5 E5
         productivity!
E5 G5 E5               E5 G5 E5
         credibility!
E5 G5 E5               E5 G5 E5
         impossibility!


E5 G5 E5 (x4)

end on E5.


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