Tesla - Modern Day Cowboy Chords & Tabs

 

Modern Day Cowboy Chords & Tabs

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Modern Day Cowboy Tab

   
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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From: law2@husc7.harvard.edu (Keith Law)

"Modern Day Cowboy," by Tesla.
From their debut album _Mechanical Resonance_, on Geffen Records.

Words and Music by Jeff Keith, Frank Hannon, and Tommy Skeoch.

From GFTPM, August 1989. Issue out of print, I think.

Painstakingly computerized by Keith Law, law2@husc.harvard.edu.

 T = play with thumb
 / = slide up
 \ = slide down
 ^ = bend ^q = quarter tone^h = half tone^F = full tone
if letter is above the fret #, note is bent THEN picked
  7^F^7 = pick 7, full bend up, bend back down to original note 
 h = hammer
 p = pull-off
 g = grace note - written above note to be 'graced'
 ~ = vibrato
A.H. = artificial harmonic; note in parentheses is note to be sounded

Notes:
1) When two staffs (one above the other) are connected at measure marks by a
| symbol in the space between the staffs, that indicates that the top staff is
Guitar I, the bottom is Guitar II, and that the two parts should be played
simultaneously.

2) DS al Coda means return to the point marked SEGNO, then when the 
word "Coda" appears go the appropriate coda.

Chords used:

A5   X01XXXF5   XX35XXG5   XX57XXE5   02XXXX
D5   XX02XX  OR 133XXX  OR 35XXXXC/E  XX25XX
D/F# XX47XX  OR 13XXXXB5   X244XXC5   X35XXX

Intro
Riff A (Gtr I)        Riff B (Gtr II)
---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
---------------------|--2--2--2------------|--5--5--5------------|
---------------3h5h7-|--2--2--2------------|--3--2--3------------|
---1h3h5-3h5h7-------|--0--0--0--0-0-0-0-0-|----------0-0-0-0-0--|
-1-------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
with Riff A

   end Riff B
---------------------|-----------------------|---------------------|
---------------------|----------------6h8h10-|---------------------|
--7--7--7------------|----3h5h7-5h7h9--------|--2--2--2------------|
--5--4--5------------|-----------------------|--2--2--2------------|
---------------------|--3--------------------|--0--0--0--0-0-0-0-0-|
------------15\------|-----------------------|---------------------|

Gtr II:   G5   D/F#   D5     F5    C/E   C5
  ~~~~~
---------------------|----------|-15----14----10---|-13----12-----8---\-|
---------------------|----------|-18^F--17^F--13^F-|-16^F--15^F--11^F-\-|
--5--5--5------------|--7--7--7-|------------------|--------------------|
--3--2--3------------|--5--4--5-|------------------|--------------------|
----------0-0-0--0-0-|----------|------------------|--------------------|
---------------------|----------|------------------|--------------------|

------------|----------|-----------|----------|------------------|
------------|----------|-----------|----------|------------------|
------5--7--|----5--7--|----7------|-----5--7-|------------------|
--2---3--5--|-2--3--5--|----4------|--2--3--5-|--2------5--------|
--0---------|-0--------|-----------|--0-------|--0---3--5--------|
------------|----------|-------17\-|----------|------1--3--------|

Verses:
Rhy. Fig. 2
SEGNO
-------------------|-------------------|------------------|------------------|
-------------------|-------------------|------------------|--------------3---|
------2-------2----|------2-------2----|------2-------2---|------2-----4---4-|
----2---2---3---3--|----4---4---3---3--|----2---2---3---3-|----4---4/5-------|
--0-------0--------|--0-------0--------|--0-------0-------|--0---------------|
-------------------|-------------------|------------------|------------------|
 

With Rhy. Fig. 2:

Gtr I - Rhy. Fig. 3
----------------------|--------------|----------------------|----------------|
----------------------|--------------|----------------------|----------------|
--9--9------10-10-----|--12--12---11-|--9--9------10-10-----|-7--7--7----9---|
--7--7-------7--7-----|--12--12---12-|--7--7-------7--7-----|-4--4--5----6---|
-------0--0-------0-0-|--------------|-------0--0-------0-0-|----------------|
----------------------|--------------|----------------------|----------------|
Gtr II - Rhy. Fig. 3A |     |    |     |
----------------------|--------------|----------------------|----------------|
----------------------|--------------|----------------------|----------------|
--2--2-------5--5-----|--7--7----7---|--2--2-------5--5-----|-7--7--7----9---|
--2--2-------3--3-----|--5--5----4---|--2--2-------3--3-----|-4--4--5----6---|
-------0--0-------0-0-|--------------|-------0--0-------0-0-|----------------|
----------------------|--------------|----------------------|----------------|

(With Rhy. Figs. 3 & 3A (both 1st 3 bars only)

Gtrs
I & II D/F#  G5  B5
Overdub guitar:
----------------|----0--------------|------0-------|--0-----------------|
----------------|----0--------------|------0-------|--0-----------------|
----------4--4--|----4--------------|------0--4--4-|--4-----------------|
----------4--4--|----4--------------|--3------4--4-|--4-----------------|
----------2--2--|----2--0--2p0-2-0--|--3------2--2-|--2--0--2p0--2--0---|
----------------|-------------------|--1-----------|--------------------|
  

-------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------3h5h7---------------------5h7h9--|
--------1h3h5--3h5h7--------------3h5h7--5h7h9---------|
--1h3h5---------------------3h5h7----------------------|

 ~~~~
Chorus w/ Rhy. Figs. 3 & 3A & Fill 2 (Fill 2: D--7---)

_________________________
A5     F/A      E/A |
-------------|--0--------|
-------------|----0------|
-------------|------1----|
-------------|--------2--|
-------------|-----------|
-------------|-----------|
_____________________
| 2.
------------------------------------------------------|
--g---------------------------------------------------|
--7h9p7h9p7h9p7h9p7h9p7h9p7/9h13p9h13p9h13p9h13p9-/13-|
------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------|
|           |
------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------|
--7p5h7p5h7p5h7p5h7p5h7p5h7p5h7p5h7p5h7p5h7p5h7p5h----|
------------------------------------------------------|

------------------------------------|----------------------------|
------------------------------------|----------------------------|
-/13h16p13h16p13h16p13h16p13--/19^F-|----------------------------|
------------------------------------|-------------------3h5h7----|
------------------------------------|-----1h3h5--3h5h7-----------|
------------------------------------|--1-------------------------|
|    |
------------------------------------|----------------------------|
------------------------------------|----------------------------|
------------------------------------|----------------------------|
------------------------------------|-------------------3h5h7----|
-h7p5h7p5h7p5h7p5h7p5h7p5-----/11---|-----1h3h5--3h5h7-----------|
------------------------------------|--1-------------------------|

Interlude
w/Riff B
-17----12-17-12----17----12-17-12----17----12-17-|
----13----------13----13----------13----13-------|
-------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------|

-17----13-17-13----17----13-17-13----17----13-17-|
----13----------13----13----------13----13-------|
-------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------|

-19----15-19-15----19----15-19-15----19----15-19-|
----15----------15----15----------15----15-------|
-------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------|
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/t/tesla/modern_day_cowboy_tab.html ]
             w/Riff B (1st 2 bars only)
                               ~~~~~~                     ~~~~~~
--19^h^19---|--19^h--19--17-----------|--17--19--20-22-22^F------|
------------|---------------20^F------|--------------------------|
------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
            |                  ~~~~~~ |                   ~~~~~~ |
--22^F^22---|--22^F--22--20-19^h------|--20--22--20-22-22^F------|
------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|

-----------8-10-12-10--8-------------------------------------------------|
--8-10-12----------------12-10--8-12-10--8-------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------12-10--9-12-10--9-------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------12-10--9-12-|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|                                                                        |
----------12-13-15-13-12-------------------------------------------------|
-12-13-15----------------15-13-12-15-13-12----------12-------------------|
-------------------------------------------16-14-12----14-12-------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------15-14-12-15-|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                          A.h.                      ~~~~~~~~~
-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--10--9----------12-10--9------------------------------------------------|
--------12-10--8----------10^F-(slow bend...)----------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|                                                   ~~~~~~~~~            |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--14-12----------15-14-12------------------------------------------------|
--------15-14-12----------14-(hold)--------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar solo
w/Rhy Figs 3 & 3A (both 1st 3 bars only)
  A.h. (F#)   A.h. (F#)    AH (E) ~~~~
-------------------------|------------|-5-------------------------------------|
---h---------------------|------------|---5-8-5-----5-------------------------|
--7^-^7^h^7p5-7^h^7^h^7--|-5^h--------|---------7^h---7-5-7^F^p5---7^F^p5---4-|
-------------------------|-----7--7---|---------------------------7--------7--|
-------------------------|------------|---------------------------------------|
-------------------------|------------|---------------------------------------|

             ~~~~~~      AH~~~     AH~~~~~~~    AH~~~    AH~~~~
-------------------|---------------------|------------------------8-|
-------------------|---------------------|---------------8----------|
-------------------|---------------------|------5-----/9------------|
--5--5---5h7p5-----|---------------5-----|---/7---------------------|
-------------------|-----3-----/7--------|--------------------------|
-------------------|--/5-----------------|--------------------------|

-12p8-10p8----8-10p8----8-12p8-10p8----|
-----------10--------10-------------10-|
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|

----------------------------------16h19p16h19p16h19p16h19p16h19--|
--17h21p17h21p17h21p17h21p17h21----------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                 |
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
---7h9p7h9p7h9p7h9p7h9-------------7h9p7h9p7h9p7h9p7h9-----------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|

                                ~~~~~~~~~~
--19h22p19h22p19h22p19h22p19h22^F----------|
-------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------|
                        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
-------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------|
---7h9p7h9p7h9p7h9p7h9/13------------------|
-------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------|

Acoustic gtr.
---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
--------5--3---1---3-|---------------------|--1--0---------------|
---------------------|-----------------2---|--------2--0------2--|
---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|

                                          1st time DS al Coda I
                                          2nd time to Coda II
---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
--0------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
-------0---2---------|----2-------2------|----2--------------|
-----------------2---|--3---3---2---2----|--0---0-----2---0--|
---------------------|--------0-------0--|--------0-3---2----|
---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

Coda I
(continue Rhy Figs 3 & 3A)

A5     F/A      D      G5     E5       A5      F/A
----------------------------|----------------------|--5------------------|
----------------------------|----------------------|--8^F----------------|
----------------------------|----------------------|--**tremolo pick***--|
----------------------------|----------------------|---------------------|
----------------------------|----------------------|---------------------|
----------------------------|----------------------|---------------------|

~~~~     ~~~~~  ~~~~~   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
-(5)-----8------10---|--12-----------------|-(12)----------0-20^1.5-|
-(8)----11^F----13^F-|--15^F---------------|-(15)-------------------|
---------------------|---------------------|------------------------|
-******************--|--***************----|------------------------|
---------------------|---------------------|-----------/X\----------|
---------------------|---------------------|------12\--/X\----------|

                                                                      /\/\/\
--20^2^--17-20-17h20p17----17----|---17h20p17h20p17-17------------------------|
------------------------20----20-|------|--------------20-20-17-20-20^F---x\--|
---------------------------------|------|---------------------------------x\--|
---------------------------------|------|---------------------------------x\--|
---------------------------------|------|-------------------------------pick--|
---------------------------------|------|-------------------------------slide-|

Coda II
Acoustic gtr.
-------------------|-------------------|
-------------------|-------------------|   Repeat and fade.
------2-------2----|------2-------2----|
----2---2---2---2--|----2---2---2---2--|
--0-------0--------|--0-------0--------|
-------------------|-------------------|
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