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Monkey  Counting Crows

Date: Tue, 19 Nov 1996 19:59:55 -0800
From: "Michael A. Mazur"
Subject: TAB: Counting Crows, "Monkey"
Tab: "Monkey" Counting Crows
Transcribed by Michael A. Mazur (mmazur@wpi.edu)
All guitars tuned down 1/2 step (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)
Note: All chords given are relative to downtuned guitars;
Hence, all chords sound 1/2 step lower than written
Intro: (chords played by piano)
* Asus4 A Asus4 A * played twice
 
 --------------------------
 --------------------------
 -------------------------- Guitar 2 plays this on the repeat
 --------------------------
 --0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--
 -------------------------- 

Verse:
[D]All dressed up
No place to go
Hey [Bm]monkey, when you gonna show
[E]your face around me?
I know all the wrongs and rights
And I just want a little light to fall on me
[D] [Bm] [E]  
 
 -------------------------- -----------4--2-------
 -----3-----3-----3-----3-- --------0--0--0-------
 -----2-----2-----4-----4-- -----1---------------- Guitar 1 plays
 --0-----0----------------- --2------------------- this twice over
 --------------2-----2----- ---------------------- the verse, while
 -------------------------- ----------------------
 -------------------------- --12-------------NH---
 -------------------------- --12--------------
 -------------------------- --13--------13-------- Guitar 2 plays
 -------------------------- --14---/14------------ this
 -------------------------- ----------------------
 -------------------------- ---------------------- 

Chorus:
[Bm]Hey [D]monkey[A], [E]where you been?
This lonely spiral I've been in
Hey monkey, when can we begin?
[Bm]Hey monkey, [D]where you [E]been?
[Bm] [D] [A] [E]  
 
 --------3-----------3----- --------2-----0-0--------
 -----4-----4-----2-----2-- -----2-----2-------1-----
 --4-----------0----------- --2-------------------2--
 -------------------------- -------------------------
 -------------------------- ------------------------- 

*The high E note is played only
by guitar 2
[Bm] [D] [A] [E] 
 
 -------------------------- --------------4--5--4--2--
 --------3-----------3----- --------2-----0--0--0--0--
 -----4-----4-----2-----2-- -----2-----2--------------
 --4-----------0----------- --2-----------------------
 -------------------------- --------------------------
 -------------------------- -------------------------- 

[Bm] [D] [A] [E]  
 
 -------------------------- --------------2--0--0--
 --------3-----------3----- --------2-----0--0--0--
 -----4-----4-----2-----2-- -----2-----2--------1--
 --4-----------0----------- --2--------------------
 -------------------------- -----------------------
 -------------------------- ----------------------- 

[Bm] [D] [A]  
 
 -------------------- --0--
 --------3-----3--3-- --2--
 -----4-----4--2--2-- --2--
 --4-----------0--0-- --2--
 -------------------- -----
 -------------------- ----- 

During the choruses, guitar 1 plays the above part, with minor
variation.
Guitar 2 roughly doubles guitar 1's part during the first chorus.
Verse: (Guitar 2 tacet)
Well I'm all messed
That's nothing new
Hey monkey, when you open up your blue eyes
I don't know if I'm wide awake or dreaming
But all I ever need is everything
* (w/ fill 1)
Hey monkey, where you been?
* (w/ fill 2)
This lonely spiral I've been in
* (w/ fill 3)
Hey monkey, when can we begin?
Hey monkey, where you been?
Fills: 1 2 3
 
 -----------10b(12)----- -- ----------8/10-- -- --(9)r7--7--
 --(10)r9--------------- -- --(10)r8-------- -- ------------
 ----------------------- -- ---------------- -- ------------
 ----------------------- -- ---------------- -- ------------
 ----------------------- -- ---------------- -- ------------
 ----------------------- -- ---------------- -- ------------ 

Bridge:
[Asus4] [-] [A]  
[E]Just get the [A]world off your [D]shoulders
and close your pretty blue eyes
[Em]Hey monkey, [Bm]what's life without [D]an
occasional surprise?[Asus2] [A]
Solo: (Guitar 1 plays D Bm E, as in verse)
Guitar 2 plays:
 
 ------------------------------
 ------------------------------
 --18--18--18--18--18--18--18--
 ------------------------------
 ------------------------------
 ------------------------------
 -----------17-----------17-----------
 -------------------------------------
 --18b(19)------18b(19)------(19)r18--
 -------------------------------------
 -------------------------------------
 -------------------------------------
 ----------------------17----------- ---------------------------
 ----------------------------------- ---14--14------------------
 --16/18--18--18b(19)------(19)r18-- --(18)r16--14--16--14--14--
 ----------------------------------- ---------------------------
 ----------------------------------- ---------------------------
 ----------------------------------- ---------------------------
 --------------------------------------------
 --15b(17)--(17)--(17)--(17)r15--------------
 --------------------------------14--14--14--
 --------------------------------------------
 --------------------------------------------
 --------------------------------------------
 -------------------------------------------- --16b(18)r16------
 --17b(19)--(19)--(19)--(19)r17-------------- --------------17--
 --------------------------------14--14--14-- ------------------
 -------------------------------------------- ------------------
 -------------------------------------------- ------------------
 -------------------------------------------- ------------------ 

Verse:
(Guitars tacet)
Got nowhere but home to go
* (both guitars enter with the E chord)
Got Ben Folds on my radio right now
(Right here, the guitars switch channels;
gtr. 1 is now right panned, gtr. 2 is now left)
(Guitar 1 plays only the chords now, guitar 2 plays the part below)
I'm in trouble for the things I need
Hey monkey don't you want to be needed too?
 
 --17-- -----------17--------17--------
 ------ -------------------------------
 ------ --18b(19)------(19)------(19)-- Guitar 2 plays this over the
 ------ ------------------------------- second half of the verse
 ------ -------------------------------
 ------ -------------------------------
 -----------17------17------ ----------------------------- ------
 --------------------------- ----------17--17--17--------- ------
 --(19)r18------18------18-- --18--16--------------16/18-- --19--
 --------------------------- ----------------------------- ------
 --------------------------- ----------------------------- ------
 --------------------------- ----------------------------- ------ 

Chorus:
(Played exactly like the second chorus, with the fills in gtr. 2)
Hey monkey, where you been?
This lonely spiral I've been in
Hey monkey, when can we begin?
* (w/ Fill 4)
Hey monkey, where you been?
* (w/ Fill 5)
Hey monkey, where you been?
Hey monkey, where you been?
Fill 4
 
 ------------------------------
 --12--(12)r10/12--12b(14)r12--
 ------------------------------
 ------------------------------
 ------------------------------
 ------------------------------ 

Fill 5
 
 ------------------------------- --15/17--
 --14--(14)r12--14--15b(17)r15-- ---------
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