Dallas

from the album Johnny Winter

tabbed by Kay-Uwe Graw on the 24th of October 1996

some lyrics corrections by John Robb


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Playing Notes:

/ - slide up
\ - slide down
h - hammer on
p - pull off
s - slide between notes
* - played without slide
~ - vibrato

played in Open G (D G D G B D from low to high)

D-|-----------------/12-12-12-12\-0-------3-3-------------------/5--5s3p0-----|
B-|-----------------/12-12-12-12\-0----/3-----3s1-----------------------------|
G-|-----------0-----/12-12-12-12\-0---------------/3--0---0-------------------|
D-|-----------------/12-12-12-12\-0---------------------3---------------------|
G-|--0-0--/3----0-------------------------------------------0-----------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Intro:


|----3-3------------------------------------/12-12-12\--0--/3---------------|
|-/3-----3s1--------------------------------/12-12-12\--0--/3--\1-----------|
|------------3------------------------------/12-12-12\--0--/3-----/3--(0)---|
|--------------------0-/5~p0-/3-------------/12-12-12\--0--/3---------------|
|---------------0-/3------------/5--/3--0------------------------------0----|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  (*            *)               (*            *)
|--3-3-3--2--3--0-----------------3-3-3--2--3--0----------/12-12-/12-/12----|
|--3-3-3--2--3--0---\1------------3-3-3--2--3--0----------/12-12-/12-/12----|
|--0-0-0--0--0--0------/3--(0)----0-0-0--0--0--0----------/12-12-/12-/12----|
|--0-0-0--0--0--0-----------------0-0-0--0--0--0-0--------/12-12-/12-/12----|
|---------------------------0---------------------/3--0---------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   Goin'  back  to   Dallas     take my razor and my gun

                                                 (*             *)
|----------------------------/5\---0--------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-----------|
|-\1--------------3-s-1----------1---\1-----------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-----------|
|----/3-0---0-----------/3p0------------/3--------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------|
|---------3---------------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------|
|-------------0-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------/10-----------------------------|
                                                  goin' back to Dallas

        (*             *)
|--------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8----------------------------------------------------|
|--------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8----------------------------------------------------|
|--------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----------------------------------------------------|
|--------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------------/5~--/3~-------------/5~--/3~--------|
|------------------------------/3--0------------/5-/3-0-------------/5-/3-0-|
|-8-s-10--------------------------------------------------------------------|
        man, take my razor and my gun                  Oh Yeah

                            (*                         *)  
|------------/5\---0---------0---0----0------0---------0--------------------|
|-3-s-1----------1---\1------1---1----1------1---------1--------------------|
|-------/3p0------------/3---0---0----0------0---------0--------------------|
|----------------------------2---2----2------2---------2----------0--/5~----|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------0------------------------------------------------|
                             lots of people lookin' for trouble   YeeHee

|-------------------------------------3-3---------------12s10--------12\p0--|
|----------------------------------/3-----\1-----------------/12------------|
|--------------------------------------------/3-0---0-----------/12---------|
|----------/3-------------------------------------3-------------------------|
|---------------------/5--/3--0-----------------------0---------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   man, sure gonna give 'em some

          (*             *)            (*                    *)  
|----------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------------3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--------------|
|-\1-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----\1--------3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--------------|
|----/3----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------/3-----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--------------------------------/3--0--|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
           I believe old Dallas             man, is the meanest town I know

                                                 (*                    *)
|----------------------------/5\---0--------------8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8----|
|-------------------3s1----------1---\1-----------8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8----|
|-----------------------/3p0------------/3--------5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5----|
|-/5~--/3~----------------------------------------5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5----|
|----------/5-/3-0----------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------8-s-10---------------------------|
                                                    I believe that Dallas

        (*                    *)
|--------8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---------------------------------------/5----|
|--------8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8------------------------------3s1------------|
|--------5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5----------------------------------/3-0-------|
|--------5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5---------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------/3---0---/3~--/5~--/5-/3-0-----------------|
|-8s10-10-------------------------------------------------------------------|
         man, is the meanest town I know

             (*                    *) 
|---0---------0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0----------------------------------------|
|-1---\1------1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1----------------------------------------|
|--------/3---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0----------------------------------------|
|-------------2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-------------------0-/5-----------------|
|-----------------------------------------------0-h-3-----------------------|
|-----------0---------------------------------------------------------------|
              because you ain't safe in Dallas               Yeehee I don't

                    (*     *)
|--------------------3-3-3-3------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------3-3-3-3---/3s1-/3s1------------------------------------|
|--------------------0-0-0-0-------------/3-0-------------------------------|
|--------------------0-0-0-0-----------------------0-/5s3-0-----------------|
|-------/3-------0----------------------------0h/3----------/3-/3-0---------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 care where you go

                         (*
|-----12-12-12-12\----------------------------------------------------------|
|-/12-12-12-12-12\-0--------------------------------------------------------|
|-/12-12-12-12-12\-0-----------0---------0------------------0----------0----|
|-/12-12-12-12-12\-0-------------------------0--3--5------------------------|
|-------------------------0--------3--5-----------------0-------3--5--------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                    you know that I ain't evil   just wanna have some fun

                                                                       *)
|----------------------------------------------3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3----|
|----------------------------------------------3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3----|
|------------------0-----------0---------------0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0----|
|-0--3--5--------------------------------------0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0----|
|--------------0--------3--5---------0--3--5--------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
       there's so much shit in Texas          I'm bound to step in some

      (*                    *)       (*               *)  
|------8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---------------------|
|------8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---------------------|
|------5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5---------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------------------|
|------5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5---------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----------/5~--/3~---|
|-------------------------------------------------------/3--0---------------|
|-/10-------------------------8s10-10---------------------------------------|
       goin' back to Dallas           take my razor and my gun

                                                                 (*
|----------0-0----3-3----------------------------/5\---0----------0---0-----|
|--------------/3-----\1--------------3-s-1----------1----\1------1---1-----|
|------------------------/3-0---0-----------/3p0-------------/3---0---0-----|
|-----------------------------3-----------------------------------2---2-----|
|-/5-/3-0-------------------------0-----------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                if there are

                    *)
|----0--0--0--0--0--0-------------------------------------------------------|
|----1--1--1--1--1--1-------------------------------------------------------|
|----0--0--0--0--0--0-------------------------------------------------------|
|----2--2--2--2--2--2------------0-/5~-----/3-------------------------------|
|----------------------------0h3-------------------/5--/3---0---/3~---/5~---|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  people lookin' for trouble  Yeehee     sure gonna give 'em some

                                  (*     *)                   (*         *)
|-------------/12-12-12-12\--/3----3-3-3-2---------------------3-3-3--2--3--|
|-3-s-1-------/12-12-12-12\--/3----3-3-3-2--/3s1-/3s1----------3-3-3--2--3--|
|-------/3-0--/12-12-12-12\--/3----0-0-0-0--------/3-0---------0-0-0--0--0--|
|-------------/12-12-12-12\--/3----0-0-0-0---------------------0-0-0--0--0--|
|-------------------------------0--------------------------0----------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                           solo:


|----------------/12/12/12--/12-----------------------------/5\---0---------|
|----------------/12/12/12-----/12---------------3-s-1----------1-----------|
|----------0-----------------------12-10-12\-----------/3p0-----------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-0-/3-s-5---0--------------------------------0-----------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|



|---------------------------------------/3-----------/5-----3-3-------------|
|------------------------------------------3-\1----------/3-----3-s-1-------|
|-----0-/5~-5s3p0-/3~------0-/5~--/5\-0---------/3p0------------------/3----|
|-0h3------------------0h3--------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|



|---------------------/5\---0-----------------------------------------------|
|----------3-s-1----------1-------------------------------------------------|
|-0---0----------/3p0--------------------------------------------------0-/3-|
|---3-----------------------------0-/7-/7-7s3-0--/3-/3------0-/5~--5s3------|
|-------0---------------------0h3-----------------------0h3-----------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|



|-------------------------------------------/5\---0-------------------------|
|--------------------------------3-s-1----------1----\1---------------------|
|--------------------------------------/3p0-------------/3------------------|
|-----------/5~-p-0-/3~-----------------------------------------------------|
|-/5-/3-0---------------/5-/3-0-----------------------------0---------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


                        (* 
|-----12-12-12-12-12\-------------------------------------------------------|
|-/12-12-12-12-12-12\-------------------------------------------------------|
|-/12-12-12-12-12-12\---------0-------0-----------------0--------0----------|
|-/12-12-12-12-12-12\--------------------0--3--5--------------------0--3--5-|
|------------------------0------3--5---------------0-------3--5-------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                       I load up my revolver        sharpen up my knife

                                                            *)
|--------------------------------------3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3---------------|
|--------------------------------------3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3---------------|
|---------0----------0-----------------0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---------------|
|---------------------------0--3--5----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---------------|
|----0--------3--5----------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------8s10-10-|
 some redneck messin' with me man      I'm bound to have his life

 (*             *)       (*       *)
|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---------8-8-8-7-8--------------------12--/12--/12---------|
|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---------8-8-8-7-8----------------/12--------------/12-----|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------5-5-5-4-5----------------/12----------------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------5-5-5-4-5----------------/12----------------------|
|------------------3s5-0--------------/5p0-/3--0----------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  goin' to Dallas         take my razor and my gun

                                       (*                           *)
|------------------12\-3-0--------------0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-------|
|----------12s11-------3-0--\1----------1---1---1---1---1---1---1---1-------|
|-12-10-12------/12------------/3-------0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-------|
|---------------------------------------2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------0-----------------------------------------|
                                      man, people there lookin' for trouble


|-------------------------------------------------------------/12-----------|
|----------------------------------------------------\1-----------12--------|
|-------------------------------------------------------/3-0---------12\----|
|-----0-/5-------------------------------/5~-p0-/3~-------------------------|
|-0h3--------------------------/3---0---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
           Yeehee  sure gonna give 'em some


|-3-0----/3---/5-5-5s3--------------------------/3--------------------------|
|-3-0-------3----------\1--------------------------\1-----------------------|
|-------------------------/3~-p0--/5-/5-/3~-p0--------/3--------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------0-/5~-p0--/3-----|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
         aha haha ...


|------------------------/5~--|
|-----------3-s-1-------------|
|-----------------/3-p0-------|
|-----------------------------|
|-/5-/3-0---------------------|
|-----------------------------|


Notes:

According to Robert Steele (rbsmlz@MNSi.Net), Johnny plays

|---0---0---0--0---0-|              |---3---3---3--2---3-|
|---0---0---0--0---0-|              |---3---3---3--2---3-|
|--10--10--10--9--10-|  instead of  |---0---0---0--0---0-|
|--12--12--12-11--12-|              |---0---0---0--0---0-|
|--------------------|              |--------------------|
|--------------------|              |--------------------|

one of his trademark licks! Thanks for the lyric tips as well!


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