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Status Quo




Subject: TAB: Pictures of Matchstick Men by Status Quo
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 1996 10:40:18 -0500


                         Pictures of Matchstick Men
                                Status Quo

                          Tabbed by: Paul Halvorson

    This is one of the coolest songs ever written. If anybody else knows how
to play any of ther rest of it, please tab it and upload it to OLGA. I
especially want to know how to play the wah part during the verses. All this tab
is is the intro. I was screwing around, trying to to come up with what they
play during the verse, and I know there's a D chord and I think a G chord in
there, if that helps anybody. They play this in other parts of the song, too
though. Where it says "Wah", use the wah pedal to get a more trebly sound.


  Distorted
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                           Wah                                    Wah
8--9--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10-----8--9--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--
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                            Wah                                     Wah
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==                           TABLATURE EXPLANATION                           ==
===============================================================================

----------                            ----------
----5h8--- Hammeron                   ----(8)--- Ghost Note
----------                            ----------
----5p8--- Pulloff                    ----------

----------                            ----------
----5/8--- Slide Up                   -----x---- Dead Note
----------                            ----------
----5\8--- Slide Down                 ----------

----------                            ||------|| Repeat Start & End
----5~~~-- Vibrato                    ||*----*||
----------                            ||*----*||
----------                            ||------||

Rhythm:
  w = whole note            W = dotted whole
  h = half note             H = dotted half
  q = quarter note          Q = dotted quarter
  e = eighth note           E = dotted eighth
  s = sixteenth note        S = dotted sixteenth
  ^ = triplet










































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jojo11 (report comment to admin):
their video is on youtube in b&w. if i knew how 2 tab it i would. super tune! Yes.......i'm 57 and remember this song well.