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Dogs Tab

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Dogs Backing Track:

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Dogs Tab - Pink Floyd

Chords used:
    G   C   G7  A  A7   D7  Am  F Dsus2 Bbadd4 Asus2 Absus2 Dm  Eb  Em
1---3---0---1---0---3---2---0---1---0----1------------------1---3---0-|
2---0---1---0---2---2---1---1---1---3----3------------------3---4---0-|
3---0---0---0---2---2---2---2---2---2----3-----7-----7------2---3---0-|
4---0---2---0---2---2---0---2---3---0----1-----7-----6------0---1---2-|
5---2---3---2---0---0-------0------------1-----7-----6--------------2-|
6---3-------3----------------------------------5-----4--------------0-|

    E5  C5  G5 F#5 G#5  A5 B5  Em(2)C(2) Cm  Bm  F#  Dm9   D
1-------------------------------3--------4---2---2---------2-|
2-------------------------------5----5---5---3---2----5----3-|
3---9---5-------------------4---4----5---6---4---3----5----3-|
4---9---5---5---4---6---7---4--------5---6---4---4----3----0-|
5---7---3---5---4---6---7---2------------4---2---4----5------|
6---0-------3---2---4---5------------------------2-----------|

Intro (play each chord for 4 bars):

OK!  I have finally unlocked the mystery of the acoustic intro to this
song!  It is tuned down a WHOLE step and played in E minor, so it sounds
like D minor.  The real way David Gilmour played the four intro chords is
like this:

   Em9  Cadd4 Bsus2  Bbsus2
1---2-----0-----0-----0--|
2---3-----1-----2-----1--|
3---0-----0-----4-----3--|
4---2-----3-----4-----3--|
5---------3-----2-----1--|
6------------------------|

Of course, no one wants to tune down a whole step just for the first few
minutes of the song, so I invented a way to play it in standard tuning.
The chords are shown above, but for a recap here they are:

   Dm9  Bbadd4 Asus2  Absus2
1---------1--------------|
2---5-----3--------------|
3---5-----3-----7-----7--|
4---3-----1-----7-----6--|
5---5-----1-----7-----6--|
6---------------5-----4--|

Try it!  It really works.

Arthur McEntire's [samianaidan@juno.com] version:
1---0---1---0---1-|
2---3---3---3---3-|
3---2---3---2---3-|
4---3---3---0---1-|
5-------1-------1-|
6-----------------|

Zach F's [Floatingpig@hotmail.com] version:
1---0---1---0---1-|
2---3---3---0---3-|
3---2---3---2---3-|
4---0---3---2---3-|
5-------1---2---1-|
6-----------0-----|

Dm9  Bbadd4   Asus2   Absus2

       Dm9
You've got to be crazy, you've got to have a real need
          Bbadd4
You gotta sleep on your toes when you're on the street
                                                       Asus2
You got to be able to pick out the easy meat with your eyes closed
Then moving in silently, downwind and out of sight
Absus2
You've got to strike when the moment is right without thinking
Dm9                                                     Bbadd4
After a while you can work on points for style, like the club tie
And the firm handshake, a sudden look in the eye, and an easy smile
    Asus2                                                    Absus2
You have to be trusted by the people that you lie to so that when
they turn their backs on you, you'll get the chance to put the knife in

Guitar solo (with intro chords):
1---/12---13--12--12--10----------------------------------------|
2-------------------------10--12--13--13--12--10----------------|
3-------------------------------------------------12--10--9--7--|
4---------------------------------------------------------------|
5---------------------------------------------------------------|
6---------------------------------------------------------------|

1----------------------------------------------------------------x-|
2--------6p5---------------------------------------------------x---|
3---5h7-------7p5--3---3---3h5--5/7--5--7--9--10b12--10--10--x-----|
4------------------------------------------------------------------|
5------------------------------------------------------------------|
6------------------------------------------------------------------|

1---13--12--10---/13--12--10----------------------------------------|
2-----------------------------13------------------------------------|
3---------------------------------12b14--12b14--12b14--10h12p10--9--|
4-------------------------------------------------------------------|
5-------------------------------------------------------------------|
6-------------------------------------------------------------------|

1-------------------------------------------------------------------|
2-------------------------------------------------------------------|
3---9h10p10--9------7--9--10--9----------7--9--9h10p9--9--9--10--12-|
4---------------10---------------7h9h10-----------------------------|
5-------------------------------------------------------------------|
6-------------------------------------------------------------------|

1-------------------------------------------------------------------|
2---10--12--12b13--12--12--10--10-------------------/13--12--10--10-|
3----------------------------------12--12--10--10-------------------|
4-------------------------------------------------------------------|
5-------------------------------------------------------------------|
6-------------------------------------------------------------------|

1------------------------------------------------------------|
2---13---12---11---10----------------------------------------|
3-------------------------12---10---9---7---9---10---10b12r--|
4------------------------------------------------------------|
5------------------------------------------------------------|
6------------------------------------------------------------|
       Dm9
You've got to keep one eye looking over your shoulder
              Bbadd4
You know it's gonna get harder, harder and harder as you get older
          Asus2
Yeah, and in the end, you'll pack up, fly down south, hide your head
            Absus2                                                Dm9
in the sand--just another sad old man all alone and dying of cancer

Bbadd4  Asus2  Absus2
(Play this fill one time with above chords, hold D note at end):
1------------------------------------|
2---------5---6---5h6p5--------------|
3---7---------------------7---5---7--|
4------------------------------------|
5------------------------------------|
6------------------------------------|

Half tempo interlude:
Dm

C  Dm
Solo with above chords(C & Dm):
1--------------15b17r15-------------13-----------------20b22r20--|
2---13b15r13-------------13--13b15------13b15--13/15-------------|
3----------------------------------------------------------------|
4----------------------------------------------------------------|
5----------------------------------------------------------------|
6----------------------------------------------------------------|
(Play above part twice, then add some new chords):
                      Bb
1-----------------------------------------------------------|
2---13b15r13--11--10--11----11b13r--13b15r--11b13r--10--11--|
3-----------------------------------------------------------|
4-----------------------------------------------------------|
5-----------------------------------------------------------|
6-----------------------------------------------------------|
                               F                 Eb
1-----------------12-----------13--13b15r13--------------------|
2---11b13--13b15-------------------------------15b16-----------|
3----------------------14--14--------------------------15--15--|
4--------------------------------------------------------------|
5--------------------------------------------------------------|
6--------------------------------------------------------------|
              F                Eb
1-------------13---13b15r13-----------------------|
2--------13-------------------15b16---------------|
3---14-----------------------------------15---15--|
4-------------------------------------------------|
5-------------------------------------------------|
6-------------------------------------------------|
(With dogs barking in the background):
Dm  C
Bb  C
Dm  Dsus2

1--------------15b17----18b20b20b20---17p16h17---------------|
2---13b15--13----------------------------------------18b20r--|
3------------------------------------------------17----------|
4------------------------------------------------------------|
5------------------------------------------------------------|
6------------------------------------------------------------|

1------------------------------------------------x------12--15--12--|
2---10\6-----------------------------------------x--13--------------|
3---10\7---7--5--7p5-----5-----------------------x------------------|
4---------------------7-----5--7--3--5--------0--x------------------|
5---------------------------------------3--5------------------------|
6-------------------------------------------------------------------|

1----------------------13--13--13b15r10--10--10--12b13r12------10--|
2---15--15--15b17--10--------------------------------------13------|
3------------------------------------------------------------------|
4------------------------------------------------------------------|
5------------------------------------------------------------------|
6------------------------------------------------------------------|

1-----------13--12--13b15--10------12--12--12b13r--10--12--12b13---|
2---13--15---------------------13----------------------------------|
3------------------------------------------------------------------|
4------------------------------------------------------------------|
5------------------------------------------------------------------|
6------------------------------------------------------------------|

1---13--13b15r--15--13--15--15b17----------------------------0-----|
2------------------------------------------------------------3-----|
3------------------------------------------------------------2-----|
4------------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0---0-----|
5------------------------------------------------------------------|
6------------------------------------------------------------------|

1---13--10---13--10---13--10--13--15------10--10--12b13r--10--15---|
2-------------------------------------15---------------------------|
3------------------------------------------------------------------|
4------------------------------------------------------------------|
5------------------------------------------------------------------|
6------------------------------------------------------------------|

1---15--15b17--17b19r17--15b17r15--13b15r13--13b15r13--12b13r12-10-|
2------------------------------------------------------------------|
3------------------------------------------------------------------|
4------------------------------------------------------------------|
5------------------------------------------------------------------|
6------------------------------------------------------------------|

Dm           C           Dm C Dm              C                Dm    C
And when you lose control,    you'll reap the harvest you have sown
Dm         C          Dm C     Dm                             Bb    A
And as the fear grows,     the bad blood slows and turns to stone
Dm       C   Dm      C        Dm         C       Dm      C           Dm C
And it's too late to lose the weight you used to need to throw around
          Bb   C             Bb C           Dm A        F    A      Dm
So have a good drown, as you go down all alone, dragged down by the stone

(Dog bark and whistle interlude)

Dm9  Bbadd4   Asus2   Absus2
Dm9
Gotta admit that I'm a little bit confused
Bbadd4
Sometimes it seems to me as if I'm just being used
Asus2
Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise
     Absus2
If I don't stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this maze?
Dm9
Deaf, dumb, and blind, you just keep on pretending
     Bbadd4
That everyone's expendable, & no one has a real friend
       Asus2
And it seems to you the thing to do would be to isolate the winner
Absus2
Everythings done under the sun & you believe at heart everyones a killer

1-------------------------------------------------------|
2---17--17b20r17---13b15r-------------------------------|
3--------------------------12--10--12--------------10---|
4--------------------------------------12---10h12-------|
5-------------------------------------------------------|
6-------------------------------------------------------|

1------------------------------------------------------------|
2---6p5--6p5-------------------------------------------------|
3--------------7--5--3------------------------5p3--7--7b9r7--|
4-------------------------5--3--0---3/5--3-------------------|
5------------------------------------------------------------|
6------------------------------------------------------------|

1---12--13--15--13--15--17--15--17--20--20b22r20--18--17--|
2---------------------------------------------------------|
3---------------------------------------------------------|
4---------------------------------------------------------|
5---------------------------------------------------------|
6---------------------------------------------------------|

1---17-15--15-13--13-12--12-10--10-8--8-7--7-5--5-3--3-1--|
2---------------------------------------------------------|
3---------------------------------------------------------|
4---------------------------------------------------------|
5---------------------------------------------------------|
6---------------------------------------------------------|

1---------------------------------13-12-11-10--------------|
2---3-1----------------------------------------13-12-11-10-|
3--------2--3--5--7--9--10--12-----------------------------|
4----------------------------------------------------------|
5----------------------------------------------------------|
6----------------------------------------------------------|

1------------------------------------------------------|
2------------------------------------------------------|
3---12-10-9-------------5--5--3------------------------|
4-------------12---5h7-----------5--3------------------|
5--------------------------------------3--5--5--7b8r5--|
6------------------------------------------------------|

(Repeat the second solo and chords written above)

        F         C             Dm  C
Who was born in a house full of pain 
        F              C           Dm  C
Who was trained not to spit in the fan
        F            C         Dm  C
Who was told what to do by the man
        F         C             Dm  C
Who was broken by trained personnel
        F           C          Dm  C
Who was fitted with collar and chain
        F       C               Dm  C
Who was given a pat on the back
        F        C             Dm  C
Who was breaking away from the pack
        F      C           Dm  C
Who was only a stranger at home
        F      C           Dm  C
Who was ground down in the end
        F     C           Dm  C
Who was found dead on the phone
        F       C           Bb    A
Who was dragged down by the stone
                F    A7     Dm
Who was dragged down by the stone
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3 Comments on This Tab

  1. I appreciate the tabs. Stuff like this really helps players to keep learning. I think music is all about its endless possibilities. Great post keep up the hard work.

  2. “the mystery of the acoustic intro..” so true. it’s a magical haunting sound.
    and Bravo for posting other styles,people tried to satisfy the soun lovers.

  3. This is unfortunately the best one on the internet even though there are some huge mistakes. It’s still more accurate than any other one I’ve seen. Good job, I guess?

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