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Big Dipper  Cracker

(Full)
BIG DIPPER -- Cracker
(This is the full version, worked out painstakenly from previous tab by "Steve Vetter")
*Tune 1/2 step down. (Easy open chord version for acoustic)
*All chords played for full measure ‚?? indicated w/ bars (|) at beginning
Intro: Am |C |F |G | (x1)
Verse: Am |C |F |G | (x2)
Am |C
|
The cigarettes And carrot juice. Get yourself a
F |G
|
new tattoo, for those sleeveless days of June.
Am |C
|
I'm sitting on the Cafe Xeno steps, with a book I haven't started yet,
F |G
|
watching all the girls walk by.
Chorus: G |F |Dm |C | (x2)
G |F
|
Could I take you out? I'd be yours without a
Dm |C
|
doubt.. on that Big Dipper.
G |F
|
If the sound of this, it frightens you, we could play it real
Dm |C
|
cool. And act some-what in - different.
Verse:
[Am] And hey June, why‚??d you have to[C] come, why'd ya hafta come a-round so
[F]soon? I wasn't ready for all this [G]nature.
[Am] The terrible green, green grass, [C]and violent blooms of flowered dresses,
[F] and afternoons that make me sleepy[G].
Chorus:
[G] But we could wait a-[F]while, before we push that dull
turn[Dm]stile.. into the [C]passage.
[G] Thousands they have [F]tread. And, others sometimes
[Dm]fled, before their [C]turn came.
Chorus:
[G] We could wait our [F]lives, before a chance
ar[Dm]rives. Before the [C]passage.
[G] From the top you can see Monte[F]rey. Or think about San
Jo[Dm]se. Though I know it's not that [C]pleasant.
Verse:
[Am] And hey Jim! ah, Kerouac. [C] Brother of the Famous Jack.
[F] Or so he likes to say. Lucky [G]bastard!
[Am] He's sitting on the Cafe Xeno step[C]s, with a girl I'm not over yet.
[F] Watching all the world go by.[G]
Chorus:
[G] Boy you're looking [F]bad. Did I make you feel that
[Dm]sad? I'm honestly [C]flattered.
[G] But if she asked me [F]out, I'd be hers without a
[Dm]doubt, on that Big [C]Dipper.
Outro Verse:
[Am] Cigarettes.. [C] And carrot juice. Get yourself a
[F]new tattoo. For those sleeveless [G]days of June.
[Am] I'm sitting on the Cafe Xeno steps[C]. I haven't got the
[F]courage yet.. I haven‚??t got th[G]e courage yet.. I haven't got the
Am (1 strum)
courage yet.
(END)
Structure:
Progression 1 = Am |C |F |G |
Progression 2 = G |F |Dm |C |
Prog 1 (x1) ‚?? intro
Prog 1 (x2) ‚?? verse1&2
Prog 2 (x2) ‚?? chorus1
Prog 1 (x2) ‚?? verse3&4
Prog 2 (x2) ‚?? chorus2
Prog 1 (x2) ‚?? solo (over prog 1)
Prog 2 (x2) ‚?? chorus3
Prog 1 (x2) ‚?? verse5&6
Prog 2 (x2) ‚?? chorus4
Prog 1 (x2) ‚?? verse6&7 (plus 1 Am strum to end)
Verse Tab (slow):
The most noticeable section of the song is the baseline walking in the verse‚??s Am and F
The ‚??2 & 3‚?? counts are very distinct.
If strumming, make them prominent, or pick something like:
Am |C |F |G
|
 
 e:-0-------0---0---0---000-0-000-0-1-------1---1---3---3---3-3-3-3-|
 B:-1-------1---1---1---111-1-111-1-1-------1---1---3---3---3-3-3-3-|
 G:-2-------2---222-0---000-0-000-0-2-------2---2---0---0---0-0-0-0-|
 D:-2-------2---222-2---222-2-222-2-3-------3---333-0---0---0-0-0-0-|
 A:-0---3-2-0---000-3---333-3-333-3-3-------3---333-2---2---2-2-2-2-|
 E:---------------------------------1---3-2-1---111-3---3---3-3-3-3-|

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
The choruses are kind of hard to hear at first. They run G, F, Dm, C (one measure each ‚??
count of 1 through 4) and then go
straight into either another chorus with G or a verse with Am. First pass is nearly
The second pass picks up chords. (keep
tapping or you‚??ll get lost)
Chorus pass 1 (patience, almost painfully):
[G] Dm [(G]Dm C[G])* [F] C C C[F] [F]
* = faint or nothing
. 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
‚??Could I..‚?? ‚??out?‚?? ‚??doubt.‚?? ‚??Dipper.‚??
Chorus pass 2 (strum away):
[G] [G] [G] [G] [G] [G] [F]  
[F]. [F]1 . [F]2 [F]. [Dm]3 . [DmDmDm]4 . 1 . [DmDmC]2 . 3 . [C]4 [CC]. 1 .[C] 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
‚??If the..‚?? ‚??you..‚?? ‚??cool..‚?? ‚??indifferent.‚??
Solo Tab:
 
 e:------------------------------------------------------|
 B:------------------------------------------------------|
 G:--5--7--9-5-10--9--5-5--7-7--7--10--9--5--7--5--------|
 D:------------------------------------------------7--5--|
 A:------------------------------------------------------|
 E:------------------------------------------------------|


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