Waylon Jennings

Waylon Jennings - Dukes Of Hazzard guitar tab

Here it is, as requested: the theme song for the Dukes of Hazzard.

Playing tips and some other junk are at the end.

THE DUKES OF HAZZARD (THEME SONG)

BY WAYLON JENNINGS

[key of F; capo 3rd fret]

or substitute these cords with no capo: D ---> F G ---> Bb A ---> C.

INTRO: A A D D

[VERSE 1]

D D

Just two good ole boys,

G G

Never meaning no harm.

D A

Beats all you never saw, been in trouble with the law

D D

Since the day they was born.

[VERSE 2]

D D

Straightenin' the curves,

G G

Flattenin' the hills.

D A D D

Someday the mountain might get 'em but the law never will.

[BRIDGE]

A A A A

Makin' their wayyyyyy, the only way they know how.

A A D D

Well, that's just a little bit more than the law will allow.

[VERSE 3]

D D

Just two good ole boys,

G G

Wouldn't change if they could.

D A D D [stop]

Fightin' the system like two modern day Robin Hoods. [Yee-haw]

Great song, eh? Here are some playing tips:

1. The song is actually in the key of F, but I have written it out in the key

of D. If you want to play along with your tv set, either place a capo on the

third fret, or substitute these chords:

D ---> F G ---> Bb A ---> C.

2. Each time the chord letter is shown represents one measure (four beats)

with one exception: there is an extra half-measure (two beats) of D between

verse 1 and 2. It always trips me up, so I omit it.

3. The bridge sounds really good with an A7, instead of A.

4. I like to play this with an alternating-bass pattern to project both the

rhythm and lead parts while playing solo. If you are not familiar with this

style, this is basically how it goes:

i. Pick the bass note for the chord (ie. the lowest note).

ii. Strum or double strum the full chord.

iii.Pick the alternate-bass note (see below).

iv. Strum or double strum the full chord.

Put the emphasis on the treble (higher) strings when strumming the full

chords. You can jazz it up a little by adding bass runs between chord changes.

5. The alternate-bass notes are basically melody notes, so they can vary with

the song, but here is a list of bass notes and common alternate-bass notes for

the seven major chords. The numbers in brackets are "string/fret."

Chord: A B C D E F G

Bass note: A [5/O] B [5/2] C [5/3] D [4/O] E [6/O] F [6/1] G [6/3]

Alternate: G [6/O] F#[6/2] G [6/3] A [5/O] B [5/2] C [5/3] D [4/O]

Here is the tab for D, G, and A in alternating-bass.

[D] [G] [A]

. V ^ . V ^ . V ^ . V ^ . V ^ . V ^

|-----2-2-----2-2--|-----3-3-----3-3--|-----O-O-----0-0--|

|-----3-3-----3-3--|-----O-O-----O-O--|-----2-2-----2-2--|

|-----2-2-----2-2--|-----O-O-----O-O--|-----2-2-----2-2--|

|--O---------------|----------O-------|-----2-2-----2-2--|

|----------O-------|------------------|--O---------------|

|------------------|--3---------------|----------0-------|

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