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Cool Jerk – guitar tab

Cool Jerk | guitar tab
by Pete Townshend - originally done by The Capitols
From "Twenty" @ eelpie.com

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#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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2002-05-16                   Whotabs   www.thewho.net/whotabs/

Tab by §tløpez (stlopez@webtv.net)

This song is a lot simpler than one would think. Very high energy song,
very fun to play. Let's start with the opening bass line arranged for
guitar:
Rhy Fig 1

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|--7--7----------------5--7--5-------|
|---------5--6--7---7----------------|


The rythym figure for what Pete is playing is:
E  ××9 9 12 12
C  ×11 9 10 9
E-C - Rhy Fig 2

Follow Rhy Fig 2 for the 1st verse.  Then it goes into A for the
pre-chorus (:33), Rhy fig 2 two more times. Then into Rhy fig 3:
Ab  466×××
A    577×××
B    799×××
Rhy fig 3 Ab-A-B

Then go back to rhy fig 2. Follow Rhy fig 3 outline at 2:44. If you're
not playing w/a sax player (referring to the middle break), I'd imagine
a nice E min petatonic guitar solo would suffice quite nicely.

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

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