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Brothers In Arms  Dire Straits

Key: G#m..organ and effects/bass
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G#m / E / G#m / E / C#m.....(bass/keybd)
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These mist covered mo[E]untains[F#]
Are home now for [B]me[Bsus4] [B]
But my h[D#m(A]ome is the l[G#m]ow lands[D#m]
And always will [E]be[F#sus4] [F#]
Someday you'll r[G#m]eturn to[D#m]
Your valley and your f[E]arms[C#m7] [F#sus4]
And you'll [F#]no longer [G#m]burn
To bro[E]thers in a[F#sus4]rms[F#]
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G: G#m / E / G#m / E
   [G#m/]     [E]     [C#m]    [/C#m/]      [G#m]    [sus2]         [G#m]                                                                                       
--------------------------

Through these fi[D#m(A]elds of de[E]structio[F#]n
Baptisms of f[B]ire[Bsus4] [B]
I've w[D#m(A]atched all your su[G#m]ffering[D#m]
. E F#sus4 F#
As the battles raged higher
And though they did [G#m]hurt me so b[D#m]ad
In the fear and al[E]arm[C#m] [F#sus4]
You [F#]did not d[G#m]esert me
My bro[E]thers in [F#]arms
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G: G#m / E / C#m / E / G#m / E / C#m / C#m -E-F#/ G#m sus2 etc
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[G#m]There's so [F#]many different w[G#m]orlds[F#]
So [B]many different s[E]uns
And [F#]we have just one [G#m]world[F#]
But we l[B]ive in differe[E]nt ones[E]
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G: G#m / E / C#m / E / G#m / E / C#m / C#m -E-F#/ G#m sus2 etc
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Now the [D#m(A]sun's gone to [E]hell[F#]
And the moon's riding h[B]igh[Bsus4] [B]
Let me b[D#m(A]id your fare[G#m]well[D#m]
Everyman has to d[E]ie
But its written in the st[G#m]arlight[D#m]
ANd every line on your p[E]alm[C#m] [F#sus4]
We're fo[F#]ols to make w[G#m]ar
On our b[E]rothers in a[F#]rms
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: G#m / E / C#m / E
: G#m / E / C#m / E-F#
: G#m / E / C#m / E
: G#m / E / C#m / E-F# etc
fade.
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From: Kenny Winningham <>
Artist: Dire Straits
Album: Bros. In Arms
Song: Bros. In Arms
Key: B major
(Note: I've indicated numbers above the tab to tell when to play each riff.)
Intro:
0:37 0:44 0:50 0:55
---------------|-----------------------|---------------------|--------|
---------------|-----------------------|---------------------|--------|
-4-6-8p6-6h8-6-|-------------------8---|-(8)-----------------|-4/6----|
---------------|-8h9-11p9-8-------9-11-|----11-9-8-------8---|----6-6-|
---------------|-----------11-9h11-----|----------11-9h11-11-|--------|
---------------|-----------------------|---------------------|--------|

First Verse:
1:11 1:24 1:37 1:48 1:52
------------|---------|------|------|------------------------|
------------|---------|------|-4/5--|------------------------|
------------|-8p6-6h8-|------|----6-|------------------------|
-13p11p9h11-|---------|-11p8-|------|-9p8h9-11-9-8-----------|
------------|---------|------|------|-------------11-9-11-11-|
------------|---------|------|------|------------------------|

1:58
----------------------|
----------------------|
------------------8---|
-11-9-8----------9-11-|
-------11-9-11-11-----|
----------------------|

Second Verse:
2:14 2:18 2:26 2:38 2:42 2:50
-----------|-------------|-----------|------------|-------------|------|
-----------|-(4)-(5)-(7)-|-----------|------------|-------------|-4/5--|
-8p6-6-----|-------------|-11p9p8h9--|-11p9p8h9-8-|-(4)-(6)-(4)-|----6-|
------11p8-|-------------|---------8-|------------|-------------|------|
-----------|-------------|-----------|------------|-------------|------|
-----------|-------------|-----------|------------|-------------|------|

2:54 3:00
--------------------------|--------------------------|
--------------------------|--------------------------|
-8-11BU13-11-8------------|----------------------8---|
--------------11-9-8------|-8h9-11-9-8----------9-11-|
--------------------11-11-|-----------11-9-11-11-----|
--------------------------|--------------------------|

Bridge:
3:13 3:20 3:26 3:33
------------|-------------|------------|-----0-|
------------|-------------|------------|-----0-|
--------8---|-3-3h4-3-4-6-|-9-8----8---|-----0-|
-----8-9-11-|--------6----|----11-9-11-|-14 -2-|
-9/11-------|-------------|------------|-14 -2-|
------------|-------------|------------|-12 -0-|

Solo:
3:37 3:43 3:48
--------------------|-------------------------------------|-------------------
--------------------|-------------------------------------|-------------------
------11BU13BD11-9~-|-11BU13-11-8-8-11/13-13BU15BD13-11-9-|-8h11p8h11p8-11/13-
-----9--------------|------------9------------------------|-------------------
-9-11---------------|-------------------------------------|-------------------
--------------------|-------------------------------------|-------------------

3:53 4:01
-------------------|-------------------|---------------------|
-------------------|-------------------|---------------------|
-11-9-8------------|-4h6-x-6h8-4---8---|-(8)-(6)-(4)-(3)-(1)-|
-------9-8-6-4-6-6-|--------------9-11-|---------------------|
-------------------|-------------------|---------------------|
-------------------|-------------------|---------------------|

Third Verse:
4:10 4:15 4:21 4:26 4:33
-------|-------------|--------------------|----------------|-------------
-------|-(4)-(5)-(7)-|-9BU11BD9BU11-7h9p7-|----------------|-9BU11-9-7-9-
-4-4h6-|-------------|--------------------|-8------8-9-8---|-------------
-------|-------------|--------------------|--8-9-11-----11-|-------------
-------|-------------|--------------------|----------------|-------------
-------|-------------|--------------------|----------------|-------------

4:43
---------------------------|----------|
-9BU11BD9BU11-9-9BU11BD9-7-|-5-4-4/5--|
---------------------------|--------6-|
---------------------------|----------|
---------------------------|----------|
---------------------------|----------|

End solo:
4:50 4:56 5:02
--------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------
--------------------------|--9------9-11-9--9--9------------|-7---7-7-7-7-7-
-11BU13-11-8--------------|-8-11BU13------11-11-11-9-8------|-6h8-8-6-4-6-6-
------------9-8-----------|---------------------------11-11-|---------------
---------------11-9-11-11-|---------------------------------|---------------
--------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------

5:06 5:14
---------|-------------------------|---4-6-7-7-------------------------------|
-7-7-5-5-|-------------------------|--4--------------------------------------|
-4-4-4-4-|-4-6BU8BD6-4-4-6-6BU8BD6-|-4----------------13-15-16-16-13--16BU18-|
---------|------------6-6----------|-----------6/13-13--------------16-------|
---------|-------------------------|-----------------------------------------|

Legend:
h= hammer-on
p= pull-off
/ = slide up, slide down
BU BD= bend up, bend down
~= vibrate note
()= volume swell
()= false harmonic
<>= handwalk
x= deaden string
That's all I know. I'll figure out the rest (someday).
I hope you find this useful!
Kenny Winningham
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Brothers In Arms - Dire Straits
Key: B maj.
A ">" means that the transition between the two notes should be smooth.
Do it the way you want (pull off, hammer on, string bend) I'm not good enough
to precisely figure out what he does.
Timing indications (e.g. 0'35") are from my CD player.
Intro solo (starts at about 0'35"):
 -------------------------------------------------------------
 -------------------------------------------------------------
 -------------------------------------------8------6>8--------
 -4-6-8>6--6>8>6---8>9-11>9--------------9-----11-------11-9--
 ----------------------------13>11>9>11-----------------------
 -------------------------------------------------------------
 ------------------------------------
 ------------------------------------
 ------------------------4>6---------
 -----------------------------6-6----
 -13-11-9-11>13>11-11----------------
 ------------------------------------

I indicate (approximatively) when to play what by putting lyrics fragments
under the tab. Bars are just here to provide convenient seperations,
not to indicate the beat.
 	-------------------|------------------|-----------------------------
 	-------------------|------------------|-----------------------------
 	-------------------|---------8>6-6>8--|-----------------------------
 	-------13>11>9>11--|------------------|-----------11>8-8------------
 	-------------------|------------------|-----------------------------
 	-------------------|------------------|-----------------------------

...mountains ...lands ...return to
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ---4>5-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 ---------------6--------------------------------------------------------8----
 ----------------------9>8>9-11-9-8-----------11-9-11-9-8------8------9-----11
 ------------------------------------11-9-11---------------11-----11----------
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

...brothers in arms
 ---------------------------|----------------------------
 ---------------------------|---------4>5>7--------------
 --------------8>6-6--------|----------------------------
 ---------------------11-8--|----------------------------
 ---------------------------|----------------------------
 ---------------------------|----------------------------

...destruction ...of fire
 ------------------------|---------------------|---------------------------
 ------------------------|---------------------|---------------------------
 -----------11>9>8>9-----|--------11>9>8-9-8---|--------------4-6-4--------
 ---------------------8--|---------------------|---------------------------
 ------------------------|---------------------|---------------------------
 ------------------------|---------------------|---------------------------

...suffering ...so bad ...fear and alarm
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 --4>5----4-----------9------------------------------------------------------
 -------------6----8----8-------------------------------------------8--------
 --------------------------11>9>8---------8>9-11-9-8------8------9-----11----
 ----------------------------------11-11--------------11-----11--------------
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

..brohers in arms
 --------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------
 --------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------
 -------------------8------|-------------------------|---------9<8--------8----
 --------------8-9----11---|--------8>9>8------9-11--|--------------11-9-----11
 --------9>11--------------|---------------11--------|-------------------------
 --------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------

...worlds ...suns ...one world
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 --------------------------------9--------------9-9>11>9-------------------9---
 ------------------11>13-11-9-9----11-8----8-11----------11-9--9-11-9-11-9-----
 ----------------9----------------------11-------------------------------------
 -----------9-11---------------------------------------------------------------
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

...ones[Em]
 -------------------------------------------------|------------|-----------
 -11-9--------------------------4-----------------|------------|----4>5>7--
 ------9>8----8-----4>6-8>6-4-4---6---8>6>4>3>1---|------------|-----------
 ----------11---11--------------------------------|--------6-6-|-----------
 -------------------------------------------------|------------|-----------
 -------------------------------------------------|------------|-----------

...hell ...high
----------6---------|------------------------|-----------6-4---4-6--6-4---6-4--
------------9>7>9>7-|------------------------|---------------7----------7-----7
--------------------|------8--------8>9-8----|---------------------------------
--------------------|--------8-9-11-------9--|---------------------------------
--------------------|------------------------|---------------------------------
--------------------|------------------------|---------------------------------

...farewell ...die ...starlight and every line...
-----------------------------------
----5---4------------4>5-----------
-------------------------------6---
-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------

...make war on our brothers in arms
What follows is only a part of the ending. It ends up at about 6'15".
(right before the fade out).
Some parts are really just guesses (actually, the whole thing is, but I really
wouldn't be suprised at all if anyone would come up and tell me these parts are
totally wrong). I underlined them with "?".
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-9-----------------------9>7-7>9>7---9-7-9-----------------------------------
---11-8----------------9-----------9-------11-9-8--------8-------------------
--------9-----------------------------------------11-11----11-9-11-11-9-9----
-----------11>9-11-11--------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------11-12-12------
-------------------------------------------------8-11---------------
-9-11-13>11>9-9-11>9-9-11-11>13-11-11>9-9-9-9--9--------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------

???????????????????????
-------------------9--9-------------------------------------------------
---------9-12-12-9------12-11-9-----------------------------------------
-4>8-8-8------------------------9-8-11-8----------------4>6-8>6>4-8>6>4---
-----------------------------------------9-11-9-8-------------------------
---------------------------------------------------11---------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------

????????????????????????????
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------9-------8-----11-9-8---------------------------------------
-11-11>9-9-11-----9-9---------------11-9---------9--4-6-4-6-4>6>4-6-6>4---
-----------------------------------------11-9-11--------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
^This is played too softly for me to hear
----------------------------------11-9------------11-9--------------
---------12-14-14-12----12-14-12-------12>11>9-12-------------------
------11-------------11---------------------------------------------
----9---------------------------------------------------------------
-11-----------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------
-9>11>9----11----9----
--------12----12---12-
----------------------
----------------------
----------------------
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Ok, let's end the slaughtering here.

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