Skinflint

Leo Kottke


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In a flash of inspiration I figured out the tuning, and the rest of the song more or less fell into place. Enjoy.
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Dean
Skinflint, by Leo Kottke, on _Regards from Chunk Pink_ Transcribed by Dean Gaudet
Requirements: steel 6 string, slide (I use a full metal slide -- you could get away with a shorter slide)
Leo is backed by a drum set on this recording. In order to get the correct feel you'll have to play with a percussive attack. Don't let notes ring much. The big hurdle to figuring out this song was the tuning. It's open C. Use a slide on your pinky, you'll need the other three fingers for fretting notes.
This song was hard to notate. This is what I'm using:
+ above tab means use the slide for this part b is a bend, either up or down depending on context () a note which is fretted, but not played (as guides for a bend) r mute out notes which are ringing on this string using the ring finger of your left hand -- just flap it across the strings x play this string muted -- no particular fret -- for percussion / slide up the neck \ slide down the neck h hammer on p pull off
Order of parts: A ABCDE ABDCE AF
Part A: +- fret 3rd fret and bend to 4th before this note, then release bend V ++++ E-|--0--------0--------------|--0--------0--------------| C-|-(3)b4-b3-----0-----------|-----4-\3-----0-----------| G-|-----------------2-p0-----|-----4-\3--------2-p0-----| C-|-----------------------4--|--------------------------| G-|--------------------------|--------------------------| C-|--------------------------|--------------------------| 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
+++++ E-|--------------------------|--------------------------| C-|--------------------------|--0----------/4-\3--0-----| G-|--------------------0-h2--|-------------/4-\3-----0--| C-|--0--r--------3-/4--------|--------0--r--------------| G-|--------------------------|--------------------------| C-|--0--r--x-----------------|-----0--r--0--------------| 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
+++++ E-|--------------------------|--------------------------| C-|--------------------------|--0-----------------------| G-|--------------------0-h2--|--------------------------| C-|--0--r--------3-/4--------|--------0--r--3-\2--0-----| G-|--------------------------|--------------------------| C-|--0--r--x-----------------|-----0--r--0-----------0--| 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
Just barre all 6 strings, and don't worry about hitting just the low 3 -- this is repeated so often that Kottke varies it by hitting more than just the 3 low strings now and then. I pick these sections using my middle and ring fingers as a pair, downstroke on the beat, upstroke on the offbeat. Let the strings buzz a bit too. E-||---------------------------|--------------------------| C-||---------------------------|--------------------------| G-||*--------------------------|--------------------------| C-||*--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--| G-||---5--5--7--7--8--8--7--7--|--7--7--9--9-10-10--9--9--| C-||---5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--| 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ E-|--11/12-12----12----12----|--12----12----12-12-12\----|| C-|--11/12-12----12----12----|--12----12----12-12-12\----|| G-|--11/12-12----12----12----|--12----12----12-12-12\---*|| C-|--11/12-12----12----12----|--12----12----12-12-12\---*||
G-|--------------------------|---------------------------|| C-|--0-----------0-----------|--0-----------0------------|| 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
Part B:
E-|-/15----15----15----15----|--15----15----15-15-15----| C-|-/15----15----15----15----|--15----15----15-15-15----| G-|-/15----15----15----15----|--15----15----15-15-15----| C-|-/15----15----15----15----|--15----15----15-15-15----| G-|--------------------------|--------------------------| C-|--------------------------|--------------------------| 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
Part C: Repeat 4x E-||---5-----------------------|---------------------------|| C-||---------------------------|--2-----0------------------|| G-||*-----------------0-h2--0--|-----------1-/2--0--------*|| C-||*--------0--3-h4-----0-----|--------0-----------0-----*|| G-||---------------0-----------|--------------0------------|| C-||---0-----------------------|--0------------------------|| 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
Part D: ("drag" these slides out) +++++++++++++++++++ Repeat 3x E-||---------------------------|---------------------------||----------------| C-||---2---/-3-----2---/-3-----|---------------------------||----------------| G-||*--2---/-3-----2---/-3-----|--------------------------*||----------------| C-||*--2---/-3-----2---/-3-----|-----3-----2--------------*||--0--r----------| G-||---------------------------|--0-----0-----0--2--0------||--0--r----------| C-||---------------------------|-----------------------4---||--0--r----------| 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 3 4 Part E:
E-|--------------------------| C-|--------------------------| G-|--------------------------| C-|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--| G-|--3--3--5--5--6--6--5--5--| C-|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--| 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------| C-|--------------------------|--------------------------| G-|--------------------------|--------------------------| C-|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--| G-|--0--0--2--2--3--3--2--2--|--3--3--5--5--6--6--5--5--| C-|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--| 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------| C-|--------------------------|--------------------------| G-|--------------------------|--------------------------| C-|--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--| G-|--4--4--3--3--2--2--1--1--|--3--3--5--5--6--6--5--5--| C-|--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--| 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------| C-|--------------------------|--------------------------| G-|--------------------------|--------------------------| C-|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--| G-|--0--0--2--2--3--3--2--2--|--5--5--7--7--8--8--7--7--| C-|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--| 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . E-|--------------------------|--------------------------| C-|--------------------------|--------------------------| G-|--------------------------|--------------------------| C-|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--| G-|--7--7--9--9-10-10-11-11--|--12-12-11-11-10-10-9--9--| C-|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--| 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
Part F: Repeat 3x E-||---------------------------|---------------------------|| C-||---------------------------|---------------------------|| G-||*--------------------------|--------------------------*|| C-||*--3-h4--3-h4--3-h4--3-h4--|--3-h4--3-h4--4-p0-----0--*|| G-||---0-----0-----0-----0-----|--0-----0-----------2------|| C-||---0-----0-----0-----0-----|--0-----0------------------|| 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
+++ E-|--0--------0--------------|-/12----------------------| C-|-(3)b4-b3-----0-----------|-/12----------------------| G-|-----------------2-p0-----|-/12----------------------| C-|-----------------------4--|-/12----------------------| G-|--------------------------|--------------------------| C-|--------------------------|--------------------------| 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
















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