Mock Turtles - Can U Dig It Chords & Tabs

 

Can U Dig It Chords & Tabs

Mock Turtles Chords & Tabs

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Can U Dig It Tab

   
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     Can U Dig IT? - The Mock Turtles      tabbed by UnholySmoke      Feb '03

 Standard tuning
 
     This is a great tune from 1991, from the album 'Turtle Soup.' It's a
 reworked B-side of the Mock Turtles' first big hit, 'Lay Me Down,' and it's
 about to be re-released after having been in the new Vodafone advert. Head to
 http://www.global-trance.co.uk/Mock_Turtles.html for more about the band and
 the tune.

     All chords are played as low on the fretboard as possible. The bass is all 
 over the shop in this one, which makes some of the chords a bit tough to pick 
 out, especially in bits like the middle 8 and the solo. There's a keyboard part
 played over the top of the verses and most of the chorus, but it doesn't come
 off too well played on the guitar. Suffice to say it's the scale of E - the 
 4th, 5th and 7th frets of the high E string are there or thereabouts. There's 
 also a Keyboard playing some rhythm - best heard during the middle 8,  which is 
 E and D. Note the difference between the first chorus and the second  and third 
 - there's an extra run round the C#m bit; the line 'You keep insisting  on 
 everything.' Not also that the verse and chorus chords ARE NOT THE SAME!
     The toughest part of the whole thing is the intro, which is finger-picked
 very fast, varies pretty much every time it's played, and is also strangely 
 timed in places - it's not exactly as it 'feels' like it should be. 


 Intro/Main Riff - Crunchy, mid-scooped tone, finger picked
 ===============

 e----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 B-------9-----9-----10-----10-----10-----11-----11-----11---10-----10--------
 G-----9---9-----9------9------9------9------9------9-----------9------9---9--
 D---9-------9-----9------9------9------9------9------9----9------9------9----

 Round twice, then drums and ascending bass intro

 Then second guitar comes in, similar sound to guitar 1:

    E B F#m A


 Verse 1
 =======

    E        A    F#m          A          
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/m/mock_turtles/can_u_dig_it_tab.html ]
    Ca---an           you understand me now?
    I'll get it through someho---ow

    Yo------ou      won't ever get me down
    Won't see me hangin' arou-------nd


 Chorus - with Intro riff
 ======

            E       B     F#m     A

    Can you dig it?  (Oh yeah)

    Can you dig it?  (Oh yeah)

    Can you dig it?  (Oh yeah)

            c#m      B        A
             x
    Can you dig it - what I'm saying?

    c#m                 B     A

        One little kiss isn't anything

               B
 
    I won't be sad

        A

    But someone turned the lights on


 This is played in each chorus where the 'x' 
 appears above - plenty of reverb;

    e------4---------------0--
    B----5--------4------2----
    D--6--------4------2------
      c#m       B      A


 Verse 2
 =======

    E     A   F#m            A
    See          how big and strong I've grown
    I'm standing on my own


 Chorus 2
 ========

    E  B  F#m  A

    Can you dig it?  (Oh yeah)

    Can you dig it?  (Oh yeah)

    Can you dig it?  (Oh yeah)

            c#m      B        A

    Can you dig it - what I'm saying?

    c#m                 B     A

        One little kiss isn't anything

    c#m                 B     A

        You keep insisting on everything

               B

    I won't be sad

        A

    But someone turned the lights on


 Middle 8 & Solo
 ===============

 Fingerpicky intro riff as above - Played twice over continuous E chord, 
 then D Chord, with zooming bass. The riff is *slightly* varied from the
 other times it's played, but it's so quick as to not be that
 noticeable.

 Solo, plenty of reverb and work that wah baby!

    e--15\\\---------------------------------------------
    B----------12----10----12----14--10------------------
    G------------------------------------9----7----------
    D-------------------------------------------9-7-9----

 Played twice over B, twice over A, then twice over D


 Chorus 3
 ========

 As Chorus 2

 Then four times:

    E

    Can you dig it?


          And there it is - choon! Comments? Suggestions? Abuse? Direct
 it all my way - unholysmoke@yahoo.com
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