Busted bicycle

Leo Kottke


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Here's a partial tab for the live version of Kottke's Busted Bicycle. The rest of the live version corresponds more or less to the tab for the 6 & 12 String version(available from Accent on Music, address and other info given below) except for a few variations which are easy to distinguish at normal speed. And this live version is on at least two "Best of..." releases.
Leo changes where he applies damping, accenting, and that special striking of the open 1st string to make the strobe-like *busted* rhythm more effective than on the 6 & 12 version. The end is different too.
The tuning is open-C.
here's one substitution for the Hanson tab:
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> > > > > > -------X------------------------|-------X-------------------------- -------X---0---.------0---------|---0---X-------0--------------0--- -------X-------0------0--.---0--|---0---X-------0-------0---------- -------X---0-------------0------|-------X---0---------------------- -------X------------------------|-------X------------------0------- ---0---X----------0-------------|---0---X-----------0-------------- |___| |___| |___| |___| |___| |___| |___| |___|
> > > > ---------------------------X-------|---0---X------------------------- -----------0---.-------0---X-------|---0---X-------0--------------0-- -------0-------0-------0---X---0---|-------X-------0-------0--------- -----------0---------------X-------|-------X---0--------------0------ ---------------------------X-------|-------X------------------------- ---0---------------0-------X-------|---0---X-----------0------------- |___| |___| |___| |___| |___| |___| |___| |___|
or this one:
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> > > > > > -------X------------------------|-------X-----------X-------------- -------X---0---.------0---------|---0---X-------0---X----------0--- -------X-------0---------.---0--|---0---X-------0---X---0---------- -------X---0-------------0------|-------X---0-------X------0------- -------X------------------------|-------X-----------X-------------- ---0---X----------0-------------|---0---X-----------X-------------- |___| |___| |___| |___| |___| |___| |___| |___| > > > > ---X-----------X-------0---X-------|---0---X------------------------- ---X-------0---X-------0---X-------|---0---X-------0--------------0-- ---X---0-------X-----------X---0---|-------X-------0-------0--------- ---X-------0---X-----------X-------|-------X---0--------------0------ ---X-----------X-----------X-------|-------X------------------------- ---X-----------X---0-------X-------|---0---X-----------0------------- |___| |___| |___| |___| |___| |___| |___| |___| or this one:
ff
> > > > > > -------X-------X---------X------|-------X-----------X-------------- -------X---0---X------0--X------|---0---X-------0---X----------0--- -------X-------X---------X---0--|---0---X-------0---X---0---------- -------X---0---X---------X------|-------X---0-------X------0------- -------X-------X---------X------|-------X-----------X-------------- ---0---X-------X--0------X------|---0---X-----------X-------------- |___| |___| |___| |___| |___| |___| |___| |___|

> > > > ---X-------0---X-----------X-------|---0---X-----------X------------- ---X-------0---X-------0---X-------|---0---X-------0---X----------0-- ---X---0-------X-------0---X---0---|-------X-------0---X---0--------- ---X-------0---X-----------X-------|-------X---0-------X------0------ ---X-----------X-----------X-------|-------X-----------X------------- ---X-----------X---0-------X-------|---0---X-----------X------------- |___| |___| |___| |___| |___| |___| |___| |___|
or here's a surprise:
ff
> > > > > > -------X------------------------|-------X-----------X-------------- -------X---0---.------0---------|---0---X-------0---X----------0--- -------X-------0---------.---0--|---0---X-------0---X---0---------- -------X---0-------------0------|-------X---0-------X------0------- -------X------------------------|-------X-----------X-------------- ---0---X----------0-------------|---0---X-----------X-------------- |___| |___| |___| |___| |___| |___| |___| |___|
> > > > ---X-----------X-----------X---0---|---X----------------------------- ---X-------0---X-----------X---0---|---X-------0------------------0-- ---X---0-------X-------0---X-------|---X---0---0--------------------- ---X-------0---X-----------X-------|---X-----------0-------0--0------ ---X-----------X-----------X-------|---X----------------------------- ---X-----------X---0-------X---0---|---X-------0-------0------------- |___| |___| |___| |___| |___| |___| |___| |___|
and the ending directly follows something like the third variation above(the one with the mute right before the last three notes of the last measure):
---X---------------X---------------|---X---------------X------------- ---X-----------0---X-----------0---|---X-----------0---X----------0-- ---X---0-----------X---0-----------|---X---0-----------X---0--------- ---X-------0-------X-------0-------|---X-------0-------X------0------ ---X---------------X---------------|---X---------------X------------- ---X---------------X---------------|---X---------------X------------- |___| |___| |___| |___| |___| |___| |___| |___|
fff ---X---------------X---------------|--------------------------------- ---X-----------0---X-----------0---|---3b(4)~------------------------ ---X---0-----------X---0-----------|---0----------------------------- ---X-------0-------X-------0-------|---0----------------------------- ---X---------------X---------------|---0----------------------------- ---X---------------X---------------|---0----------------------------- |___| |___| |___| |___|

Enjoy!
---------Accent on Music, Dept. FTP, P.O. Box 417, Palo Alto, CA 94302-0417 (from an ad in "Sing Out!", 11/91, p. 39) "Tape + TAB"(tm) The Acoustic Musician Audio Tape + TAB Series (Mail order only, $19.95, 2 for $37.90, 3 for $56.85, CA residents add $1.30 state sales tax per set)
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