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What Would You Say

 

As played by Dave Matthews Band on 'Under the Table and Dreaming'

 

Transcribed at 10:06pn, October 14, 1997, by Cody Rahn.

 

(Elaboration is welcome)

 

\=slide up

/=slide down

H=hammer

P=pulloff

X=Dead note. Double verticle x's mean rest for the whole measure.

(6)=In this case, the place where a slide was started from, if not

from open.

 

This is my absolute favorite Dmb song to play. It just plain grooves.

The best part is that it's not difficult at all! Have fun finding

a guitarist that can play the main guitar riff though.. :)

 

The one thing to remember in this song is that a lot of the notes

that I have set close together are played more quickly and out-of-

time than I could represent in a text file. The bass is easy to hear

in the song, so just listen, and if you don't have the album, get it!

 

Ok. The guitar and harmonica do the intro together, and the bass comes

in like this.

 

 

 

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

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

D|-----------------x-----------------|-----------------x-----------------|

A|-----------------x-----------------|-----------------x-----------------|

E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

 

 

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

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

D|-----------------x-----------------|-----------------x-----------------|

A|-----------------x-----------------|-----------------x-----------------|

E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

 

 

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

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

D|-----------------x-----------------|-----------------x-----------------|

A|-----------------x-----------------|-----------------x-----------------|

E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

 

 

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

G|-----------------------------------|----------------------24-----------|

D|-----------------x-----------------|--------------------------23\------|

A|-----------------x-----------------|-----------------------------------|

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

 

 

**********

Verse Riff

**********

 

 

Var. 1

 

Played only during the intro up till the vocals start.

 

 

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

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

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

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

E|---5-----------5-5---------5---4---|---3-----------3-3---------3---4---|

 

Repeat this 4 times.

 

 

Var. 2

 

Done during the verses.

 

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

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

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

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

E|---5-----------3/5-------------4---|---3-----------3-------3-3-----3---|

 

 

Done until the pre-chorus.

 

 

**********

Pre-Chorus

**********

 

 

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

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

D|---------------1-----------|---------------3-----------|

A|-----------3-------3-------|-----------5-------5-------|

E|---1---1---------------1---|---3---3---------------3---|

 

 

 

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

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

D|---------------5-----------|---------------3-----------|

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

E|--1------------0-------------------|---1-----------3-------------------|

 

 

 

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

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

D|-----------7---7-7---7-7---7---6---|---5-------------------------------|

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

E|---5---5---------------------------|-------------------------/21\------|

 

******

Chorus

******

 

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

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

D|-----------7---5-5---5-5---5---7---|-----------------------------------|

A|-----------------------------------|-----------3-3---4-4---4---5---6---|

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

 

 

 

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

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

D|-----------7---5-5---5-5---5---7---|-----------------------------------|

A|-----------------------------------|-----------3-3---4-4---4---5---6---|

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

 

 

 

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

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

D|-----------7---5-5---5-5---5---7---|-----------------------------------|

A|-----------------------------------|-----------3-3---4-4---4---5---6---|

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

 

 

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

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

D|-----------7---5-5---5-5---5---5-5-|---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---5-5---5-7---|

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

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

 

 

 

Those are the most important three riffs in the song. The coolest one,

though, is the one during the sax solo/bridge. Here's how it leads in.

 

 

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

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

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

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

E|---5-----------5-5---------5---4---|---3-----------3-3---------3---4---|

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

E|---5-------5---4---3---------------|--------------------------/10\-----|

 

 

 

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

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

D|-----------7-7-5-----------5-------|-----------------------------------|

A|-----------------------5h7---7-----|-----------------------------------|

E|---5---5-----------------------5---|---3----------------------/10\-----|

 

 

 

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

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

D|----------7---5-5---5-5---5--------|-----------------------------------|

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

E|--5---5-------------------(4)/8\---|--------------------------(4)/6\---|

^Slooow^

 

The guitar plays for 4 measures here, and the bass sliiides in on the 4th

one.

 

 

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

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

D|-----------------x-----------------|-----------------x-----------------|

A|-----------------x-----------------|-----------------x-----------------|

E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

 

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

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

D|-----------------x-----------------|-----------------------------------|

A|-----------------x-----------------|-----------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------(3)/7\------|

 

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

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

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

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

E|-----------0-------5---------------|---5-------------------0---3\--3\--|

 

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

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

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

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

E|-----------0-------5---------------|---5---------------0-----3\--3\----|

 

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

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

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

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

E|-----------0-------5---------------|---5---------------0-----3\--3\----|

 

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

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

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

A|-----------------------------------|---------3---2-----5-5-5-5-7---7\--|

E|-----------0-------5---------------|---5-------------------------------|

 

 

These 8 measures are done twice, and the 8th measure on the last time is

like the rest. During the harmonica solo, the bass goes like this.

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

This is just repeated until they get back into the normal thing again.

 

 

That's it! Hope this is enjoyed by all.

 

 

Cody-

 

 

 

 

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