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Stealing  Leo Kottke

Subject: Tab for Leo Kottke's Stealing
Somebody, from Alaska I believe, was looking for tab for Leo Kottke's
Stealing, so that he could be in good graces with a friend who might
take him Halibut fishing (sounds like a Kottke story there :-) ). Anyway,
it inspired me to finally sit down and try writing some tab. Maybe I'll
get some of the other pieces I know down one of these days also.
This transcription is based on the live version on the My Feet Are Smiling
LP. My turntable hasn't been working for a while, so I wasn't able to do
any verification against the recording, but this is the way I've been
playing it for close to twenty years now. Any differences from the recording
are very minor and probably consist of variations on transitions between
sections. The version on Mudlark starts at section 3, and becomes a duet
after the first time through part 4 - much of which is just double tracking.
This is another of Kottke's high energy, fast tempo pieces. It is relatively
straightforward, the hard part being bringing it up to tempo.
It is also a good illustration of Leo's taking the thumb into melody
excursions, instead of always that "one oink per beat" duty.
The thumb always plays on the beat, with other fingers filling in the rest.
Where the player might be disinclined to use the thumb for higher strings
and melody parts, I've indicated its use by extending the beat mark all the
way up to the note to indicate the thumb's use. The first instance of this
appears in measure 10, then 25, and so on.
The slides in measures 66, 68, 70, and 72, begin at the first fret.
Please let me know if you find any problems, changes, or have any questions.
Stealing -- Leo Kottke
from My Feet Are Smiling
6-string standard tuning
Section order on My Feet Are Smiling:
1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 4, 6, 6, 7, 4, 3, 3
Section order on Mudlark:
3, 3, 4, 3, 7, 4, 6, 7, 6, 7
Intro: (repeat 5X, gradual crescendo)
 
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 1 |-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--3-----------0-----2-----|--3-----------0-----2-----|
 |--------3-----------------|--------3-----------------|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
Section 1:
[C]  
 
 |--------0--------0--------|--------------------------|
 |-----1--------------------|--3p-1-----------1--------|
 3 |--------------------------|-----------2--------------|
 |--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------2-----|
 |--3-----------3-----------|--3-----------3-----------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
 
 |--------0--------0--------|--------------------------|
 |-----1--------------------|--3p-1-----------1--------|
 5 |--------------------------|-----------2--------------|
 |--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------2-----|
 |--3-----------3-----------|--3-----------3-----------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[F]  
 
 |--------0-----|-----------1--------------|
 |-----1--------|-----------------1--------|
 7 |-----------0--|-----2--------------------|
 |--------2-----|--------3-----------3-----|
 |--3-----------|--------------------------|
 |--------------|--1-----------1-----------|

| | | | | |
1 . 2 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[G]  
 
 |--3--------3--------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|-----0-----0-----0--------|
 9 |-----------------4--------|--------5-----5-----------|
 |--------5-----------5-----|--------|-----------0-----|
 |--------------------------|--------|-----------------|
 |--3-----------3-----------|--3-----|-----3-----------|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[F]  
 
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------1--------1--------|--3p-1-----------1--------|
 11|--------------------------|-----------2--------------|
 |--------3-----------3-----|--------3-----------3-----|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--1-----------1-----------|--1-----------1-----------|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[F]  
 
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------1--------1--------|--3p--1----------1--------|
 13|--------------------------|-----------2-----------2--|
 |--------3-----------3-----|--------3-----------3-----|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--1-----------1-----------|--1-----------1-----------|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[C]  
 
 |--------0--------0--------|--------------------------|
 |-----1--------------------|--3p-1-----------1--------|
 15|--------------------------|-----------2--------------|
 |--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------2-----|
 |--3-----------3-----------|--3-----------3-----------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[C]  
 
 |--------0--------0--------|--------------------------|
 |-----1--------------------|--3p-1----------1---------|
 17|--------------------------|-----------2-----------2--|
 |--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------2-----|
 |--3-----------3-----------|--3-----------3-----------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[G]  
 
 |-----------3--------------|--------------------------|
 |-----------------0--------|------------------0-------|
 19|--------------------------|-----------0--2-----------|
 |--------0-----------0-----|-----3--------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--3-----------3-----------|--1-----1-----1-----------|

| | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[C] [G]  
 
 |--------------------------|--------3--------3--------|
 |--1--------1-----1--------|--------0--------0--------|
 21|--0--------0-----0-----0--|--------------------------|
 |--------2-----------2-----|--------0-----------0-----|
 |--3-----------3-----------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--3-----------3-----------|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
 
 |--3--------3-----3--------|
 |--0--------0-----0--------|
 23|--------------------------|
 |--------0-----------0-----|
 |--------------------------|
 |--3-----------3-----------|

| | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
Section 2:
[C]  
 
 |-----8--------7p-5--------|--------------------------|
 |-----------------------8--|-----6--5-------5------8--|
 24|--------5-----------5-----|--------|--7--------5-----|
 |--5-----------5-----------|--5-----|-----5-----|-----|
 |--------------------------|--|-----|-----|-----|-----|
 |--------------------------|--|-----|-----|-----|-----|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[F] [C] [G] 
 
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------1p-0--------------|----1------------0--------|
 26|-----------------2--------|-----------0--------------|
 |--------3-----------3-----|--------2-----------0-----|
 |--------------------------|--3-----------------------|
 |--1-----------1-----------|--------------3-----------|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[C]  
 
 |-----8--------7p-5--------|--------------------------|
 |-----------------------8--|-----6--5-------5------8--|
 28|--------5-----------5-----|--------|--7--------5-----|
 |--5-----------5-----------|--5-----|-----5-----|-----|
 |--------------------------|--|-----|-----|-----|-----|
 |--------------------------|--|-----|-----|-----|-----|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[G]  
 
 |--------------0--------3--|--------------3s-7--------|
 |-----------0-----3--1-----|-----0--------------------|
 30|-----0--2-----------|-----|--------------------0-----|
 |--------|-----------|-----|--------0-----0-----|-----|
 |--------|-----------|-----|--------|-----|-----|-----|
 |--3-----|-----3-----|-----|--3-----|-----|-----|-----|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[C]  
 
 |-----8--------7p-5--------|--------------------------|
 |-----------------------8--|-----6--5-------5------8--|
 32|--------5-----------5-----|--------|--7--------5-----|
 |--5-----|-----5-----|-----|--5-----|-----5-----|-----|
 |--|-----|-----|-----|-----|--|-----|-----|-----|-----|
 |--|-----|-----|-----|-----|--|-----|-----|-----|-----|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[F] [C] [G] 
 
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------1p-0--------------|-----1-----------0--------|
 34|-----------------2--------|-----------0--------------|
 |--------3-----------3-----|--------2-----------0-----|
 |--------------------------|--3-----------------------|
 |--1-----------1-----------|--------------3-----------|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[G]  
 
 |--------------0--------3--|--------------3s-7--------|
 |-----------0-----3--1-----|-----0--------------------|
 36|-----0--2-----------|-----|--------------------0-----|
 |--------|-----------|-----|--------0-----0-----|-----|
 |--------|-----------|-----|--------|-----|-----|-----|
 |--3-----|-----3-----|-----|--3-----|-----|-----|-----|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[C]  
 
 |--5p-3--------------------|--------------------------|
 |-----------5-----3--------|--1--------1-----1--------|
 38|--------------------------|--0--------0-----0-----0--|
 |--------5-----------5-----|--------2-----------2-----|
 |--------------------------|--3-----------3-----------|
 |--3-----------3-----------|--------------------------|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[G]  
 
 |--------3--------3--------|--3--------3----3---------|
 |--------0--------0--------|--0--------0----0---------|
 40|--------------------------|-----------------------0--|
 |--------0------------0----|--------0-----------0-----|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--3-----------3-----------|--3-----------3-----------|

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

"Armadillo" intro:
 
 |--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|
 |--------------0-----2-----|
 |--------3-----------------|

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

Section 3:
[C] [F]  
 
 |--------3p-0--------------|--------------------------|
 |-----------------3--------|-----------1--------1-----|
 42|-----------------------0--|--0h-2-----------2--------|
 |--------2-----------2-----|--------3-----------3-----|
 |--3-----------3-----------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--1-----------1-----------|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[C] [G]  
 
 |--------3p-0--------------|--------------------------|
 |-----------------3--------|-----------0--------0-----|
 44|-----------------------0--|--0h-2-----------2--------|
 |--------2-----------2-----|--------0-----------0-----|
 |--3-----------3-----------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--3-----------3-----------|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[C] [F]  
 
 |--------3p-0--------------|--------------------------|
 |-----------------3--------|-----------1--------------|
 46|-----------------------0--|--0h-2-----------2-----2--|
 |--------2-----------2-----|--------3-----------3-----|
 |--3-----------3-----------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--1-----------1-----------|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[C] [G] [F] [G] [C] 
 
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------1--------0--------|--1-----0-----1-----------|
 48|--------0--------0--------|--0-----0-----0-----------|
 |--------2-----------0-----|--------------------2-----|
 |--3-----------------------|--------2-----3-----------|
 |--------------3-----------|--1-----------------------|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
Section 4:
[C] [G] [Am] [G] 
 
 |--------------------------|-----------3--------------|
 |--------1--------0--------|-----1--------------------|
 50|--------0--------------0--|-----------------0-----0--|
 |--------2-----------0-----|--------2-----------0-----|
 |--3-----------2-----------|--0-----------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------3-----------|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[F] [C] [G] 
 
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------1p-0--------------|----1------------0--------|
 52|-----------------2--------|-----------0-----------0--|
 |--------3-----------3-----|--------2-----------0-----|
 |--------------------------|--3-----------------------|
 |--1-----------1-----------|--------------3-----------|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[C] [G/B] [Am] [G] 
 
 |--------------------------|-----------3--------------|
 |--------1--------0--------|-----1--------------------|
 54|--------0--------------0--|-----------------0-----0--|
 |--------2-----------0-----|--------2-----------0-----|
 |--3-----------2-----------|--0-----------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------3-----------|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[F] [C]  
 
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------0-----|--1--------1-----1--------|
 56|-----------0--2-----|-----|--0--------0-----0-----0--|
 |-----3--------------|-----|--------2-----------2-----|
 |--------------------|-----|--3-----------3-----------|
 |--1-----1-----1-----|-----|--------------------------|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
Section 5:
A Amaj7/G#(?) D E
 
 |--------------------------|--------------0-----------|
 |--------------------------|--0h-2--------------------|
 58|--------2--------1--------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------0-----------2-----|
 |--------0-----------0-----|--------------------------|
 |--5-----------4-----------|--2-----------0-----------|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[D] [A] [E] 
 
 |--------2p-0--------------|--------------------------|
 |-----------------3--------|--2p-0--------------------|
 60|--------------------------|--2-----------1-----------|
 |--------0-----------0-----|--------2-----2-----2-----|
 |--------------------------|--0-----------------------|
 |--2-----------2-----------|--------------0-----------|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
A Amaj7/G#(?) D E
 
 |--------------------------|--------------0-----------|
 |--------------------------|--0h-2--------------------|
 62|--------2--------1--------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------0-----------2-----|
 |--------0-----------0-----|--------------------------|
 |--5-----------4-----------|--2-----------0-----------|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[D] [A]  
 
 |--------2p-0--------------|--------------------------|
 |-----------------3--------|--2--------2-----2--------|
 64|--------------------------|--2--------2-----2-----2--|
 |--------0-----------0-----|--------2-----------2-----|
 |--------------------------|--0-----------0-----------|
 |--2-----------2-----------|--------------------------|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[E] [A]  
 
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |-----------9--------10----|-----------7--------------|
 66|-----------------9--|-----|-----------------7--------|
 |-------s9-----------|-----|--------7-----------7-----|
 |--------|-----------|-----|--0-----|-----0-----|-----|
 |--0-----|-----0-----|-----|--------|-----------|-----|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[A] [A] [E] 
 
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |-----------7--------8-----|--------7-----0-----------|
 68|-----------------7--|-----|-----7--|-----------------|
 |-------s7-----------|-----|--------|-----------2-----|
 |--0-----|-----0-----|-----|--0-----|-----------|-----|
 |--|-----|-----|-----|-----|--|-----|-----0-----|-----|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
Section 6:
[E] [A]  
 
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |-----------9--------10----|-----------7--------------|
 70|-----------------9--|-----|-----------------7--------|
 |-------s9-----------|-----|--------7-----------7-----|
 |--------|-----------|-----|--0-----|-----0-----|-----|
 |--0-----|-----0-----|-----|--|-----|-----|-----|-----|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[A] [A] [E] 
 
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |-----------7--------8-----|--------7-----0-----------|
 72|-----------------7--|-----|-----7--|-----------------|
 |-------s7-----------|-----|--------|-----------2-----|
 |--0-----|-----0-----|-----|--0-----|-----------|-----|
 |--|-----|-----|-----|-----|--|-----|-----0-----|-----|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
Section 7:
[A] [D]  
 
 |-----------------0--------|--2p-0-----3--2p-0-----0--|
 |--------0h-2-----------2--|--------3-----------3-----|
 74|--------2-----------------|--------|-----------|-----|
 |--------|-----------2-----|--0-----|-----0-----|-----|
 |--0-----|-----0-----|-----|--|-----|-----|-----|-----|
 |--|-----|-----|-----|-----|--|-----|-----|-----|-----|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[A] [E]  
 
 |--------------0-----------|--------------0-----------|
 |--------0h-2-----2--0-----|-----------0--------------|
 76|-----2--|-----------|--2--|--------1-----------------|
 |--------|-----------|-----|-----2--|-----------2-----|
 |--0-----|-----0-----|-----|--------|-----------|-----|
 |--|-----|-----|-----|-----|--0-----|-----0-----|-----|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[A] [D]  
 
 |-----------------0--------|--2p-0-----3--2p-0-----0--|
 |--------0h-2-----------2--|--------3-----------3-----|
 78|--------2-----------------|--------|-----------|-----|
 |--------|-----------2-----|--0-----|-----0-----|-----|
 |--0-----|-----0-----|-----|--|-----|-----|-----|-----|
 |--|-----|-----|-----|-----|--|-----|-----|-----|-----|

| | | | | | | |
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[A] [E] [A] 
 
 |--------------0-----------|--------------------------|
 |--------0h-2-----2--0-----|--------------2-----------|
 80|-----2--|-----------|--2--|--------1-----2-----------|
 |--------|-----------|-----|-----2--|-----------------|
 |--0-----|-----0-----|-----|--------|-----0-----------|
 |--|-----|-----|-----|-----|--0-----|-----|-----------|

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1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
[--]Craig Snider

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