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listen to the music   Doobie Brothers









Date: Tue, 2 Apr 1996 10:45:57 -0600

Subject: Listen to the Music UPDATED


I play listen to the music with what I call the Tom Johnston shuffle:

e-------------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------------------
G-------------------------------------------------------
D--9-----9---9---9-----9-----9---9---9---9--------------
A--9_10-10--10--10-----9_10-10--10--10---9--------------
E--0-----0---0---0-----0-----0---0---0---0--------------

e-------------------------------------------------------
B---------------------9_10-10-10-10-10_9----------------
G---------------------9--9--9--9--9--9-9----------------
D--9-----9---9---9----9_11-11-11-11-11_9----------------
A--9_10-10--10--10--------------------------------------
E--0-----0---0---0--------------------------------------

This can be played while barring the 9th fret and doing the hammer-ons and
pull-offs (_) with the 2nd and 3rd fingers.

(Shuffle)
Don't you feel it growing, day by day

Half the shuffle going to:    C#m7
People gettin' ready for the news

           B              A     Asus4     A     Asus4  A
         (at 7th fret)    (At 5th fret)
Some are happy, some are sad                   Gonna let the music

(Return to shuffle)
Play

What the people need is a way to make them smile
It ain't so hard to do if you know how
Gotta get a message, get it on through
Lordy mama, be here after a while

         C#m             A
Whoa-oo-whoa  Listen to the music

         C#m             A
Whoa-oo-whoa  Listen to the music

         C#m             A
Whoa-oo-whoa  Listen to the music

         F#              A  A  Asus4 A Asus4  A  A  Asus4 A Asus4  A
All the time

Bridge (with flanger)

E                              D
   Like a lazy flowin' river,

                 A
   Surroundin' castles in the sky.

E                                  D
   And the crowd is growin' bigger,

   A
Listenin' for the the happy sounds and I got to let them fly.

Return to verse (and shuffle) and end

(Apologies for any lyrical mistakes; this was from memory)


Re: Update
Whooboy, there were some mistakes in this, too, when I posted it ove a year
ago.  When people from Germany are writing to tell you you screwed up, it's
time to fix the tab.  The shuffle was the screwed bit (which is corrected
now).  And I've added the bridge now (which is no big deal, but for
completeness).



Date: Mon, 27 Aug 1956 21:03:47 +0000
From: Mark Madden 
Subject: Additional lyrics for Listen to the Music by Doobie Bros.

The file that OLGA has for Listen to the Music by the Doobie Brothers 
is accurate except that it is missing the final two verses.  The 
missing verses are:


Well I know, you know baby
Everything I say
Meet me in the country for a day
We'll be happy and we'll dance
Wooh, gonna dance the night away



If I'm feelin' good to you
Well, you're feelin' good to me
There ain't nothin' we can't do or say
Feelin' good, feelin' fine
Oh, baby, let the music play.


then it goes back into Whoa-oh-whoa, listen to the music, etc.







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bfmcal (report)

one should hammer on from the f# to a g#, the third of an E chord, as this is the chord sound you want. h/o 9th fret to 11th fret not 10th