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Third World Man  Steely Dan

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/ Steely Dan /
/ Third World Man /
/ Gaucho /
/__________________/
 
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In this beautiful songs there are at least 4 guitar tracks:
1 electric rhythm guitar,
2 electric lead guitars and
1 steel-stringed acoustic rhythm guitar.
So besides from that, this tab includes everything except for the
acoustic guitar and what's exactly played in the Chorus. It's just
impossible to hear it clearly enough to transcribe it.
Anyway, enjoy this Steely Dan pearl and guitar masterpiece! :D
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
* *
* The Figure: *
* This little figure is played tons of times during the song, *
* so I find it easier to just refer to it as the "Figure". *
* *
* Fm (Edim) *
 
 * |---------4--3--4-|---3---4-4-------| *
 * |---------6--5--6-|---5---6-6-------| *
 * |---------5--3--5-|---3---5-5-------| *
 * |-----------------|-----------------| *
 * |-----------------|-----------------| *
 * |(1)--------------|-----------------| *

* *
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Intro: 4x Figure
1.Verse:
[Ab] [Cm7] [Dbmaj7] [Fm7]  
 
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------9----------|
 |-----------------|-----8---------8/|/10--------------|------8h10p8-----|
 |-8/10------------|---8---------8---|/10--------------|-----------------|
 |-6-------------8/|/10--------10----|-----------------|-8---------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

[Bbm7] [Cm7]  
 
 |-----------------|---------------------|
 |-------6---------|---------------------|
 |-----6-----------|-------8---8---------| + 1x Figure
 |-----------------|-----8---------------|
 |-----------------|-8/10-------10\8-6-8-|
 |-----------------|---------------------|

2.Verse:
[Ab] [Cm7] [Dbmaj7] [Fm7]  
 
 |-4---------------|-----------------------|-----------------|----11p8---------|
 |-4---------------|---------8h11p8---8-11-|--9--------------|--9------9-------|
 |-5h6p5-----------|-8-----8--------8------|-10--------------|--8--------------|
 |-----------------|-8-----8---------------|-10--------------|-10--------------|
 |------------8/10-|-----------------------|-----------------|--8--------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------|-----------------|

[Bbm7] [Cm7]  
 
 |-----------------|--------------------------|
 |-----6-----------|--------------------------|
 |---6-------------|------8/10\8--------------| + 2x Figure
 |-6---------------|------8/10\8---8----------|
 |-----------------|-8/10------------10\8-6-8-|
 |-----------------|--------------------------|

1.Chorus:
I can't hear the exact guitar voicings, so here are some suggestions instead.
[Dbmaj7] [G7+9+5] [G7-9] [Cm7]  
 
 |-4-------------6-|---------4-------|-3---------------|
 |-6-------------6-|---------3-------|-4---------------|
 |-5-------------8-|---------4-------|-3---------------|
 |-6-------------9-|---------3-------|-5---------------|
 |-4---------------|-----------------|-3---------------|
 |-----------------|--------(3)------|-----------------|

[Dm7/11] [G7-9] [Ebmaj7] [Eb6] [Dbmaj9] [Db6/9]  
 
 |-3-------4-------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |-6-------3-------|-11------11------|--9------9-------|
 |-5-------4-------|-12------12------|--8------8-------|
 |-3-------3-------|-12------10------|-10------8-------|
 |(5)--------------|-10------10------|--8------8-------|
 |--------(3)------|(11)----(11)-----|-(9)----(9)------|

[Bbm7] [Fm7] [G7-9] [C7]  
 
 |-----------------|-4-------3-------|
 |-6--------9------|-3-------5-------|
 |-6--------8------|-4-------3-------| + 1x Figure
 |-6-------10------|-3-------5-------|
 |-8--------8------|---------3-------|
 |-6---------------|(3)--------------|

3.Verse:
[Ab] [Cm7] [Dbmaj7] [Fm7]  
 
 |-4^--------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |-4^--------------|---4/6\4---------|-4/6-------------|----9------------|
 |-5^--------------|---3/5\3---------|-3/5-------------|--8----8---------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|------------8/10-|--------8h10-8-6-|
 |-----------------|-----------------|------------6/8--|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

[Bbm7] [Cm7]  
 
 |-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|
 |---------------6-|/8----8----------| + 2x Figure
 |-------------6---|/8-----8---------|
 |---------6/8-----|--------10\8-6-8-|
 |-----------------|-----------------|

1.Bridge:
Here the Lead Guitar enters and play it's own part.
Rhythm Guitar:
[Cm/Ab] [Db/Gb] [Eb/F] [Cm7] [Bbm7] [Eb11] [Abmaj9]  
 
 |(3)------3-----4-|---------4-----6-|---6-------------|-----------6----6---|
 |(4)------4-----6-|---------6-----8-|---8-----------8-|------6----6----8---|
 |(5)------5-----6-|---------6-----8-|---8-----------8-|------6----6----8---|
 |-----------------|-----------------|---------------8-|------6----6----6---|
 |-----------------|-----------------|--------------10-|------8----6--------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|

[Cm/Ab] [Db/Gb] [Eb/F] [F11] [Eb11]  
 
 |---------3-----4-|---------4-----6-|---6-----------8-|-------6---------|
 |---------4-----6-|---------6-----8-|---8-----------8-|-------6---------|
 |---------5-----6-|---------6-----8-|---8-----------8-|-------6---------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|---------------8-|-------6---------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|---------------8-|-------6---------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

Lead Guitar:
[Cm/Ab] [Db/Gb] [Eb/F] [Cm7] [Bbm7] [Eb11] [Abmaj9]  
 
 |-------6/8-----9-|---------9----11-|---11--------6---|------4--------------|
 |-------6/8-----9-|---------9----11-|---11--------6b8-|-r6p4-4b6-r4-------4-|
 |-------6/8----10-|--------10----12-|---12------------|---------------3/5---|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|

[Cm/Ab] [Db/Gb] [Eb/F] [F11] [Eb11]  
 
 |-------6/8-----9-|---------9----11-|---11-------3----|----------------------|
 |-------6/8-----9-|---------9----11-|---11-------3pb4-|-r3p1-----------1/2\1-|
 |-------6/8----10-|--------10----12-|---12------------|------3b5r3p1---------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------3-1/3\1-|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------|

Guitar Solo:
(Verse + 1x Figure, Verse + 2x Figure)
This solo is played in unison by two lead guitars, which creates
the massive sound.
[Ab] [Cm7] [Dbmaj7]  
 
 |-----------------------|-------11--------|-------------13b15-13~|
 |-(1)/---13h14p13-14/16-|-------11pb13r11-|-11p9-9----9----------|
 |-----------------------|-----------------|--------10------------|
 |-(1)/---13h15p13-15/17-|-----------------|----------------------|
 |-----------------------|-----------------|----------------------|
 |-----------------------|-----------------|----------------------|

[Fm7] [Bbm7] [Cm7]  
 
 |~~~\---------------|--------------------|--------------------|
 |-------1--/2---4---|-------------6------|----------------6-8-|
 |-------3b5/4b6-6b8-|---r6p5-6~/8---8b10-|---r8p7-8---b10-----|
 |-------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
 |-------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
 |-------------------|--------------------|--------------------|

Figure
 
 |----------8---------------|-----------------|
 |-b9-r8-b9---8pb9-r8-b9-r8-|---p6~~~---------|
 |--------------------------|-----------------|
 |--------------------------|-----------------|
 |--------------------------|-----------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------1/-|

[Ab] [Cm7] [Dbmaj7]  
 
 |---4-----4-------|------------9p8---|--------------------|
 |---4-----4-4/6-8~|~~--11---11-----9-|--------------------|
 |-----6p5---5/7---|-------8--------8-|-8h10---------------|
 |-----------6/8---|----------------8-|------8h10---10\8-6-|
 |-----------6/8---|------------------|--------------------|
 |-4---------------|------------------|--------------------|

[Fm7] [Bbm7] [Cm7]  
 
 |-------------------|----------13~--15b16--r15-|----13---------13-------------|
 |--------------9--9-|/11-14/16-----------------|-16----16b18-----16-13-16b18--|
 |------8---/10--10--|--------------------------|------------------------------|
 |-8/10--------------|--------------------------|------------------------------|
 |-------------------|--------------------------|------------------------------|
 |-------------------|--------------------------|------------------------------|

Figure Figure
 
 |-13-16p13-16b20----|---11------------|----16b18r16~~~---|-----------------|
 |-------------------|---11pb13--r11---|----18b20b18~~~---|-----------------|
 |-------------------|-----------------|-----*------------|-----------------|
 |-------------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|
 |-------------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|
 |-------------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|

(*The two bends here are played by eihter guitar.)
(Rhythm Guitar backup):
[Ab] [Cm7] [Dbmaj7] [Fm7]  
 
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---8-x--11p8-----|
 |-4---------------|-----8-----------|-----------------|---9-x---------9-|
 |-5---------------|---8-------------|-8/10------------|---8-x-------8---|
 |-6---------------|-8------8/10--8--|-8/10------------|-----x-----------|
 |-6----------8/10-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

[Bbm7] [Cm7]  
 
 |-----------------|-----------------|
 |-------6---------|-----------------|
 |-------6---------|-----8-----------| + 1x Figure
 |-8\6-------------|---8-------------|
 |-----8---------8/|/10--------8-6/8-|
 |-----------------|-----------------|

[Ab] [Cm7] [Dbmaj7] [Fm7]  
 
 |-4^--------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------11p8---|
 |-4^--------------|-----------------|--9^-------------|--9------------9-|
 |-5^--------------|---8-------------|-10^-------------|--8--------------|
 |-----------------|-8---------------|-10^-------------|-10--------------|
 |------------8/10-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

[Bbm7] [Cm7]  
 
 |-----------------|-----------------|
 |-6---------6-----|-----------------|
 |-6---------6---6/|/8---------------| + 2x Figure
 |-6---------6---6/|/8---------------|
 |---------------8/|/10-----10\8-6-8-|
 |-----------------|-----------------|

2.Chorus + 1x Figure
Again, use the voicing suggestions I presented in the 1.Chorus.
Lead Guitar plays this little fill:
[Ebmaj7] [Eb6] [Dbmaj9] [Db6/9] [Bbm7] [Fm7] [G7-9] [C7]  
 
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |---------8b9r8---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |----8-10---------|-10--------------|-6------/13------|-13------12------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

PM-|
4.Verse:
[Ab] [Cm7] [Dbmaj7] [Fm7]  
 
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |-1^--------------|---4/6\4-------4/|/6---------------|--11\------------|
 |-1^--------------|---3/5\3-------3/|/5---------------|--10\------------|
 |-1^------------3/|/5---------------|-----------------|--------10\8-8-8-|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--|--------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--|--------------|

v
[Bbm7] [Cm7]  
 
 |-----------------|-----------------| (-----)
 |-----------------|-4---------------| (-10\-) Lead Guitar
 |-----------------|-3---------------| + 2x Figure (-10\-) plays along
 |---6-6-----------|-5---------------| (-----) on this fill
 |-----------------|--------10\8-6/8-| (-----)
 |-----------------|-----------------| (-----)

2.Bridge:
Rhythm Guitar plays the same as in 1.Bridge.
[Cm/Ab] [Db/Gb] [Eb/F] [Cm7] [Bbm7] [Eb11] [Abmaj9]  
 
 |-------6/8-----9-|---------9----11-|---11--------6---|--------------------|
 |-------6/8-----9-|---------9----11-|---11--------6b8-|--r6p4----------4---|
 |-------6/8----10-|--------10----12-|---12------------|-------5\3p1------1-|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------3------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|

[Cm/Ab] [Db/Gb] [Eb/F] [F11] [Eb11]  
 
 |-------6/8-----9-|---------9----11-|---11------15----|--------13----------|
 |-------6/8-----9-|---------9----11-|---11------15b16-|-r15p13-13b14r13-11-|
 |-------6/8----10-|--------10----12-|---12------------|--------------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|

Outro:
These 6 bars are repeated by the Rhythm Guitar till the songs fades out:
Figure C (Bb)
 
 ||----------4--3--4-|---3---4-4-------|---------3--1--3-|---1---3-3-------|
 ||o---------6--5--6-|---5---6-6-------|---------5--3--5-|---3---5-5-------|
 ||----------5--3--5-|---3---5-5-------|---------5--3--5-|---3---5-5-------|
 ||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 ||o-----------------|-----------------|(3)--------------|-----------------|
 ||-(1)--------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

[Bbm7] [Eb] [Abmaj9] [Dbmaj7]  
 
 |-1-------3-------|-3-------4--------||
 |-2-------4-------|-4-------6-------o||
 |-1-------3-------|-3-------5--------||
 |-----------------|------------------||
 |-----------------|-----------------o||
 |-----------------|------------------||

On top of that, the Lead Guitar plays some wonderful fills:
Figure C
 
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |-(11)b13~~~------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

Bbm7 Eb Abmaj9 Dbmaj7 Figure
 
 |-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|------1----------|
 |-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----3pb5r3-p1-3-||-(3)b5-----------|-------3pb5r3-p1-|
 |-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|

[C] [Bbm7] [Eb] [Abmaj9] [Dbmaj7]  
 
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-4---------------||
 |-----------------|---------------9-|--11b13--11~---4-|---6b8-r6--------||
 |---3pb5-r4-r3~~~-|----b5----5/10---|-----------------|------------3/5--||
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||

Figure C
 
 |------------1----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|---------------1-|-----------------|
 |-3b5-------------|---3pb5r3--------|-----------------|-3-3b5--------13-|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-------5\3p1/2---|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

[Bbm7] [Eb] [Abmaj9] [Dbmaj7]  
 
 |------------------------------|--------13------------------------------||
 |------------------------------|------13--16p13------13-----------------||
 |-15b17-15pb17r15p13-15~----13-|-15b17---------15b17---13-15p13---------||
 |-------------------------15---|-------------------------------15p13b15-||
 |------------------------------|----------------------------------------||
 |------------------------------|----------------------------------------||

Figure C
 
 |-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|--------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|--------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|--------------|
 |-----------------|-----------1-----|-------3p1h3--------|--------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-1/3--------1p0h1h3~|~~----------4-|
 |-----------------|-----1-1-4---4---|--------------------|----------6---|

PM--| PM PM|
[Bbm7] [Eb] [Abmaj9] [Dbmaj7]  
 
 |----------------------|-------------------------------------||
 |----------------------|-------------------------------------||
 |----------------------|-----------8-------------------------||
 |-----6h8-8b10r8~------|-6/8--8h10---10\8p6-8b10r8p6-8p6-----||
 |-6/8--------------8-8-|---------------------------------8p6-||
 |----------------------|-------------------------------------||

Figure
 
 |------------------------------|--------------------|
 |------------------------------|--------------------|
 |------------------------------|--------------------|
 |-6----------------------------|--------------------|
 |--h8p6-8p6---6-----8--8-------|-----------8\6---b7-|
 |----------h8--h8p6------------|--------------------|

[C] [Bbm7] [Eb]  
 
 |---------------------|---------------|-------------------|
 |---------------------|---------------|-------------------|
 |---------------------|---------------|-------------------|
 |---------------------|-----------6/8~|~~-6--8b10-------6-|
 |---------------------|---------------|---------------8---|
 |-------8p6-8p6b7-8~~-|---------------|-------------------|

Abmaj9 Dbmaj9 Figure
 
 |---------------------------||-----------------------------|----------------|
 |---------------------------||-----------------------------|----------------|
 |--8s10-------8-------------||-----------------------------|----------------|
 |--------8s10-----10\8p6----||-8b9r8-6----6-----------8p6--|----------------|
 |------------------------8--||--------h8p6-h8p6h8~~~-----h8|p6h8~~~---------|
 |---------------------------||-----------------------------|----------------|

[C] [Bbm7] [Eb]  
 
 |-----------------------|----------------------|----------------|
 |-----------------------|----------------------|----------------|
 |-----------------------|--------------5p4p3---|------3-------1-|
 |---------6b7-----------|----------3h6-------6-|------------3---|
 |-------------6b7-------|----------------------|----------------|
 |-----------------8p6h8-|-6--8~~---------------|----------------|

Abmaj9 Dbmaj7 Figure
 
 |------------------------------------||---1-----------13---|--------------|
 |---------------4--------------------||--------------------|--------------|
 |--3pb5r3p1-------3pb4r3p1---1h3b5---||----------15b17-----|--------------|
 |-----------3--------------3---------||--------------------|-----3--------|
 |------------------------------------||--------------------|--------------|
 |------------------------------------||--------------------|------4b5-----|

[C]  
 
 |----------------|----------------|
 |----------------|----------------|
 |-------5\3---/5-|---8---3/5------|
 |----------------|----------------|
 |-------3\1---/3-|---6---1/3------|
 |----------------|----------------|

LYRICS
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Johnny's playroom
Is a bunker filled with sand
He's become a third world man
Smokey Sunday
He's been mobilized since dawn
Now he's crouching on the lawn
He's a third world man
Soon you'll throw down your disguise
We'll see behind those bright eyes
By and by
When the sidewalks are safe
For the little guy
I saw the fireworks
I believed that I was dreaming¬
'Til the neighbours came out screaming
He's a third world man
When he's crying out
I just sing that Ghana Rondo
E'lera del terzo mondo
He's a third world man
 
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Jon Sebastian Frederiksen - 25th /March /10

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