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Halloween

 

As played by Dave Mattews Band, live, on 'Recently.'

 

Transcribed at 9:48pm, December 3rd, 1997 by Cody Rahn.

 

\=slide down from

/=slide up to

s=slide between

h=hammer

p=pulloff

 

 

This is a trippy song to say the least. Raw power, growl, and awesome drums. The bass line

was a bit beyond me for a long time, but now, for your enjoyment, here it is, in it's

entirety.

 

*****

Verse

*****

 

This riff is repeated throughout all the verse sections, plain and simple.

 

 

1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

G|-------------------4---5---5-------|

D|-----------0-----------------------|

A|---------------2-------------------|

E|---1-------------------------------|

 

 

Next, the chorus(ish) section. It is an Am-G-F-E progression, and really can be

just made up off of that, since it sounds like he's just syncopating the single

note on the E string. I'll write up what I do in this area. Note the syncopation

with the notes around the 3.

 

 

1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

G|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

A|-----------7---------------7-------|-----------5---------------5-------|

E|---5-------------5---5---------5---|---3-------------3---3---------3---|

 

 

1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

G|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

A|-----------3---------------3-------|---------------4-------4---2---0---|

E|---1-------------1---1---------1---|---0-------------------------------|

 

 

I just cooked this up for those of us who don't like 'follow the chords' bass

tab. I know that stuff stinks. I hope this is satisfactory.

 

Then comes the little break with all the 'why' lyrics. Really softly.

 

 

1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

G|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

D|---------------------------7-------|-----------------------------------|

A|-----------7-----------7-------7---|-----------5---------------5-------|

E|---5-----------5-------------------|---3-----------3-------3-------3---|

 

 

This is just repeated over and over during this part.

 

I just cooked this up for those of us who don't like 'follow the chords' bass

tab. I know that stuff stinks. I hope this is satisfactory.

 

 

ok, the end of this changes towards the end where Dave starts getting nuts about

'Lovey Dove,' etc...

 

 

 

1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

G|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

A|-----------7---------------7-------|-----------5---------------5-------|

E|---5-------------5---5---------5---|---3-------------3---3---------3---|

 

 

1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 &

G|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

D|-----------------------------------|---------0---------------------------|

A|-----------3---------------3-------|---------------2-----2-----3-----2---|

E|---1-------------1---1---------1---|---1---------------------------------|

 

 

These 4 bars are repeated during these lyrics, and on the last one, these are played,

and the following bar (the one where the drum solo starts) hits hard on a low F.

 

1

G|-------|

D|-------|

A|-------|

E|---1---|

 

 

This is the note struck every 4 bars during the drum solo. All the members do it.

 

Now, near the end, this little deal is done.

 

 

1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

G|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

E|---0---0---0---0---1---1---2---2---|---3---3---3---3---4---4---5---5---|

 

 

1 & 2 &

G|-------------------|

D|-------------------|

A|-------------------|

E|---1-----------1---|

 

 

This gets really awesome when the voilin and guitar get in on it, and it starts to

sound like a speeding train :)

 

Wicked song. I hope you likes.

 

 

Cody-

 

 

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