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Rolling Stones

The Spider and the Fly



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From Mon May 12 13:31:13 1997

Date: Sun, 04 May 1997 23:44:06 -0400

From: Vance Augustine


Subject: TAB: The Spider and the Fly by Rolling Stones


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I would like to submit a file to be posted to OLGA. This is my first

attempt to send something to OLGA. I hope I've got the procedure right.

By the way, thanks for OLGA. It's been a godsend for me.



The Spider and the Fly by the Rolling Stones

from the album, ^ÓStripped^Ô, 1996.

Words and music by M. Jagger and K. Richards(whoever they are)

transcribed and submitted by Vance Augustine



The song is pretty simple. It^Òs your basic 3 chord blues. What really

makes the song is the

little walking riff they do with the guitars. On every E7 chord play it

like this









Hit each chord form on the beat, hold the last one for two beats


Then on the A7 drop down to this









Put it all together and it goes like this:




(intro) E7 riff twice


E7 riff

Sittin^Ò thinkin^Ò sinkin^Ò drinkin^Ò


E7 riff

Wondering what I^Òll do when I^Òm thru tonight


A7 riff

Smokin^Ò mopin^Ò maybe just hopin^Ò


E7 riff

Some little girl will pass on by


B7 A7

I don^Òt wanna be alone But I love my girl at home


E7 riff C7 B7

I remember what she said



E7 riff

She said, ^ÓMy, my, my don^Òt tell lies!


E7 riff

Keep fidelity in your head!


A7 riff

My, my, my, Don^Òt tell lies


E7 riff

When you^Òve done your show hit the bed


B7 A7

Don^Òt say ^ÓHi^Ô, like a spider to a fly


E7 riff C7 B7

Jump right ahead and your dead!


Sit up, fed up, low down, go round

Down to the bar at the place I^Òm at

Sittin^Ò, drinkin^Ò, superficially thinkin^Ò

about the rinsed out blonde on my left

and then I said ^ÓHi^Ò, like a spider to a fly

Remembering what my little girl said


(harmonica solo)


she was spiffy, shifty

she looked about fifty

I would have run away but I was on my own

She told me later she was a machine operator

she said she liked the way I held the microphone

I said, ^ÓMy, my, my, like a spider to a fly

Jump right ahead in my web!^Ô


(guitar solo and end)


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