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I Yell at Traffic  Leo Kottke

Here's the result of another lazy Sunday afternoon. Funny thing about
this song is that I didn't fall in love with it until I heard it in the
video _Home and Away_. On the album _Regards from Chuck Pink_ there's
too much background stuff cluttering Leo's sound. It could also just
be the difference having seen him do the bend in part A. He makes an
exagerated motion up and down with the guitar neck. :)
As far as Kottke songs go, this one seems intermediate in difficulty.
I *strongly* suggest you try this on a 12 string tuned down 2 whole
tones. A 6 string, or a concert 12 just don't seem to do it justice.
Not enough growl.
As usual, linefeeds inserted so that it prints nicely at 66 lines/page.
Enjoy
Dean
"I Yell at Traffic" by Leo Kottke
Found on _Regards from Chuck Pink, and _Home and Away_.
Transcribed by Dean Gaudet.
Twelve string guitar. Standard tuning. The version on _Regards_ is concert
pitch. The version on _Home and Away_ is 2 whole tones down from concert.
Transcribed from the _Home and Away_ video, but matches the _Regards_
version fairly well. Some assembly required.
_Home and Away_ ordering: ABCD AEFD AEG
_Regards_ ordering : E ABCD AEFD AEG
Part A:
Em B7 Repeat 4x
 
 ||------------3-----0--------|---------------------------||
 ||------------------------0--|--------------3b(4)b(3)----||
 ||*--------------------------|-----2-----2--------------*||
 ||*-----2--------------------|--------1-----------------*||
 ||---------2-----------2-----|--2------------------------||
 ||---0-----------0-----------|---------------------------||

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
 
 5/6 X ----------------- 1/3 V -----------------

Gaug11 Aaug11
 
 |-----------10-------------|--------------5-----5-----|
 |-----12----------12-------|-----------5--------5-----|
 |-----------------------10-|-----8--------------7-----|
 |--------11----------11----|--------7-----------8-----|
 |--10----------10----------|--0-----------------0-----|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
 
 5/6 X ----------------- 1/3 V -----------------

Gaug11 Aaug11
 
 |-----------10-------------|--------------5-----------|
 |-----12----------12-------|-----------5--------------|
 |-----------------------10-|-----8-----------------4--|
 |--------11----------11----|--------7-----------------|
 |--10----------10----------|--0-----------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[Em]  
 
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--0-----0-----0-----------|--0-----0-----0-----------|
 |-----3--2--1--0-----------|--0-----0-----0-----------|
 |-----------------4-----3--|-----2--1--0--------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------4--3-----2--|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
 
 |--------------------------|--0-----------------------|
 |--0-----0-----0-----------|--0-----------------------|
 |--0-----0-----0-----------|--0-----------------------|
 |--------------------------|--2-----------------------|
 |-----1--0-----------------|--2-----------------------|
 |-----------4--3--2--1--0--|--------------------------|

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
Part B:
 
 V ----------- VII ----

[Am] [Bm]  
 
 |--------------------------|--------------5-/7--------|
 |--0-----0-----------------|--------------5-/7--------|
 |--2-/4--2-/4--0--------0--|-----------5--------------|
 |-----------------2--0-----|-----7--------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------7-----------------|
 |--------------------------|--5-----------------------|

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
 
 V --------- VII -------

[Am] [Bm]  
 
 |--------------------------|--5--5--5--5--7-----------|
 |--------------------------|--5--5--5--5--7-----------|
 |--0-----------------------|--5--5--5--5--7-----------|
 |-----4-/5--5--4-\2--0-----|--7--7--7--7--9-----------|
 |-----------------------2--|--7--7--7--7--9-----------|
 |--------------------------|--5--5--5--5--7-----------|

^ V ^ V ^
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
 
 V ----------- VII ----

[Am] [Bm]  
 
 |--------------------------|--------------5-/7--------|
 |--0-----0-----------------|--------------5-/7--------|
 |--2-/4--2-/4--0--------0--|-----------5--------------|
 |-----------------2--0-----|-----7--------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------7-----------------|
 |--------------------------|--5-----------------------|

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
 
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--0-----------------------|--------------------------|
 |-----4-/5--5--4-\2--0-----|--0-----------------------|
 |-----------------------2--|-----2-/3--3--2-p0--------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------3--0--|

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
 
 V --------- VII ------- V --------- VII -------

[Am] [Bm] [Am] [Bm]  
 
 |--5--5--5--5--7-----------|--5--5--5--5--7-----------|
 |--5--5--5--5--7-----------|--5--5--5--5--7-----------|
 |--5--5--5--5--7-----------|--5--5--5--5--7-----------|
 |--7--7--7--7--9-----------|--7--7--7--7--9-----------|
 |--7--7--7--7--9-----------|--7--7--7--7--9-----------|
 |--5--5--5--5--7-----------|--5--5--5--5--7-----------|

^ V ^ V ^ ^ V ^ V ^
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[G9]  
 
 |--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|--12-12-12-12-12----------|
 |--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|--12-12-12-12-12----------|
 |--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|--12-12-12-12-12----------|
 |--11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|--11-11-11-11-11----------|
 |--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|--12-12-12-12-12----------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|

^ V ^ V ^ V ^ V ^ V ^ V ^
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
Part C:
[Em]  
 
 |--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
 |--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------------0-----0--|
 |--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------0--------------|
 |--2-----------------------|--------------------2-----|
 |--2-----------2-----------|-----2--------------------|
 |--0--------------------0--|--------------------------|

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[B7]  
 
 |--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
 |--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------------0--------|
 |--2-----2-----2-----------|-----------2-----------2--|
 |--1-----------------------|-----1--------------1-----|
 |--2--------------------2--|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[Em]  
 
 |--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
 |--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------------0-----0--|
 |--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------0--------------|
 |--2-----------------------|--------------------2-----|
 |--2-----------2-----------|-----2--------------------|
 |--0--------------------0--|--------------------------|

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[B7]  
 
 |--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
 |--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------------0--------|
 |--2-----2-----2-----------|-----------2-----------2--|
 |--1-----------------------|-----1--------------1-----|
 |--2--------------------2--|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[Am]  
 
 |--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
 |--1-----1-----1-----------|-----------------1--------|
 |--2-----2-----2-----------|-----------2-----------2--|
 |--2-----------------------|-----2--------------2-----|
 |--0--------------------0--|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[Em]  
 
 |--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
 |--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------------0-----0--|
 |--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------0--------------|
 |--2-----------------------|--------------------2-----|
 |--2-----------2-----------|-----2--------------------|
 |--0--------------------0--|--------------------------|

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[Am7]  
 
 |--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
 |--1-----1-----1-----------|-----------------1--------|
 |--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------0-----------0--|
 |--2-----------------------|-----2--------------2-----|
 |--0--------------------0--|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[D]  
 
 |--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
 |--3-----3-----3-----------|-----------------3-----3--|
 |--2-----2-----2-----------|-----2--------------2-----|
 |--0--------------------0--|-----------0--------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
Part D:
 
 |-----||---------------------------|---------------------------||
 |-----||---------------------------|---------------------------||
 |-----||*--------------------------|--------------------------*||
 |--4--||*-/5--5\----4\----3-----0--|-----3/----4/-(5)------4--*||
 |-----||---------------------------|---------------------------||
 |-----||---5---\-4---\-3-----0-----|--3---/-4---/-5------------||

. 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
 
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |-/5--5\----4-/5--5\----4--|-/5--5\----4-/5--5\----4--|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--5---\-4-----5---\-4-----|--5---\-4-----5---\-4-----|

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
Part E:
[Em]  
 
 |--12-12-10-10-0--0--0--0--|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
 |--0--0--0--0--13-13-12-12-|--10-10-0--0--0--0--0--0--|
 |--------------------------|--------12-12-11-11-9--9--|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
 
 |--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--0--0--0--0--------------|
 |--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--0--0--0--0--------------|
 |--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--0--0--0--0--------------|
 |--12-12-10-10-9--9--0--0--|--0--0--0--0--------------|
 |--------------------12-12-|--10-10-9--9--------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
Part F:
[Am]  
 
 |--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
 |--1-----1-----1-----------|-----------------1--------|
 |--2-----2-----2-----------|-----------2-----------2--|
 |--2-----------------------|-----2--------------2-----|
 |--0--------------------0--|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[Em]  
 
 |--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
 |--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------------0-----0--|
 |--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------0--------------|
 |--2-----------------------|--------------------2-----|
 |--2-----------2-----------|-----2--------------------|
 |--0--------------------0--|--------------------------|

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[B7]  
 
 |--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
 |--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------------0--------|
 |--2-----2-----2-----------|-----------2-----------2--|
 |--1-----------------------|-----1--------------1-----|
 |--2--------------------2--|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[Am]  
 
 |--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
 |--1-----1-----1-----------|-----------------1--------|
 |--2-----2-----2-----------|-----------2-----------2--|
 |--2-----------------------|-----2--------------2-----|
 |--0--------------------0--|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[Em]  
 
 |--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
 |--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------------0-----0--|
 |--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------0--------------|
 |--2-----------------------|--------------------2-----|
 |--2-----------2-----------|-----2--------------------|
 |--0--------------------0--|--------------------------|

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[Am7]  
 
 |--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
 |--1-----1-----1-----------|-----------------1--------|
 |--0-----0-----0-----------|-----------0-----------0--|
 |--2-----------------------|-----2--------------2-----|
 |--0--------------------0--|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[D]  
 
 |--3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----2-----0-----------|
 |--3-----3-----3-----------|-----------------3-----3--|
 |--2-----2-----2-----------|-----2--------------2-----|
 |--0--------------------0--|-----------0--------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
Part G:
[Em]  
 
 |--0-----------0-----------|
 |--0-----------0-----------|
 |--0-----------0-----------|
 |--2---------/-14----------|
 |--2---------/-14----------|
 |--0-----------0-----------|

V ^
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
rit.

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