Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead - Iko Iko guitar tab

Iko Iko

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Last Updated 12/28/96

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Typical GD version.

A Sample Riff

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D A

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A D

D

Hey now, Hey now,

A

Iko Iko ah-nay

A

Joc-a-mo-fee-no-ah-nah-nay

D

Joc-a-mo-fee-nah-nay

D

My spy boy to your spy boy,

A

They were sittin' along the bayou,

A

My spy boy to your spy boy,

D

I'm gonna set your tail on fire.

Hey now, Hey now,

Iko Iko ah-nay

Joc-a-mo-fee-no-ah-nah-nay

Joc-a-mo-fee-nah-nay

My Grandma to your Grandpa

Sittin on' the bayou

My Grandma to your Grandpa

Gonna fix your chicken wire.

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This version is more what Dr. John would do.

D

Joc-a-mo-fee-nah-nay

D

Joc-a-mo-fee-nah-nay

A

Baby, If you don't like what I've got to say,

D

Joc-a-mo-fee-nah-nay

D

Iko, Iko,

A

Iko Iko Ah-Nay

A

Joc-a-mo-fee-no-ah-nah-nay

D

Joc-a-mo-fee-nah-nay

D

My spy boy to your spy boy,

A

They were sittin' along the bayou,

A

My spy boy to your spy boy,

D

I'm gonna set your tail on fire.

Hey now, Hey now,

Iko Iko ah-nay

Joc-a-mo-fee-no-ah-nah-nay

Joc-a-mo-fee-nah-nay

We goin' down to Bedford town,

Iko Iko ah- nay

Sure get rowdy when the sun go down,

Joc-a-mo-fee-nah-nay

See Marie down the railroad track

Iko Iko Ah-nay

Said put it here in the chicken sack

Joc-a-mo-fee-nah-nay

My little boy to your little boy,

Get your head on my-o

My little girl to your little boy,

Gonna fix your chicken wire

We goin' down to see my shack,

Iko Iko ah-nay

Shoulder to shoulder and back to back

Joc-a-mo-fee-nah-nay

The little bitty boy I did not care

Iko Iko ah-nay

I had to leave New Orleans to go somewhere

Joc-a-mo-fee-nah-nay

Goin' down to see my granny

Iko Iko ah-nay

Sure get rowdy eatin' grits and gravy

Joc-a-mo-fee-nah-nay

My flag boy to your flag boy

Sittin on' the bayou

My flag boy to your flag boy,

Gonna set your flag on fire.

See me gal all dressed in red

Iko Iko ah-nay

Bet you five dollars she'll shoot you dead

Joc-a-mo-fee-nah-nay

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A Sample Riff

(^) Slide Up () Slide Down (h) Hammer On (p) Pull Off (b) Bend

MIDI Tab Support Audio (ikoiko.mid)

D

E-----------------------------------------------------------

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G--------7--7-----------7--7--------------------------------

D---7h9------------7h9--------9-----------------------------

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A

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G--7--7--7--7-----------------------------------------------

D--------------10p9--7--------------------------------------

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A

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B-----------------------------------------------------------

G-----------------------------------------------------------

D------5--5-----7--7--------5--5--7-------------------------

A---7--------7-----------7----------------------------------

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D

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G-----------------------------------------------------------

D------5--5--5--7--5p4--------------------------------------

A---7-------------------5-----------------------------------

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