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Steely Dan: guitar tab and chords for Cousin Dupree, Two Against Nature


    Cousin Dupree - Steely Dan
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    From the album "Two Against Nature"

    Transcribed by Howard Wright
    hakwright (at) gmail (dot) com


Although it looks like the intro, verse and outro are made up of just one 
chord (F7), it's obviously not *quite* that simple. The keyboards on the 
original throw in the occasional Eb triad, so to keep it sounding interesting
on one guitar, try mixing the basic F7 chord with a few Eb/F shapes
and maybe an F7sus4.


INTRO:
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F7   (vamp, using a few Eb/F and F7sus4 chords)



VERSE 1:
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F7   (vamp, using a few Eb/F and F7sus4 chords)

Well I've kicked around a lot since high school 
I've worked a lot of nowhere gigs 
From keyboard man in a rock'n ska band 
To haulin' boss crude in the big rigs 
Now I've come back home to plan my next move 
From the comfort of my Aunt Faye's couch 
When I see my little cousin Janine walk in 
All I could say was ow-ow-ouch 


CHORUS:
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Note: the overall harmony suggests a C7 at the beginning of
the chorus, but the guitar plays some xx8768 chords. Try
mixing the C7 with some 8x876x (Bb/C) chords (or 8x8768 if you 
can manage it!)

C7 
Honey how you've grown, like a rose 

        Bb7
Well we used to play when we were three 

Cm11        F6            Cm11      F6 
How about a kiss for your cousin Dupree 

Cm11        F6            Cm11      F6
How about a kiss for your cousin Dupree 
          

(pick out the top three notes of the Cm11 and F6 chords to get the little 
guitar figure that occurs here)


VERSE 2:
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She turned my life into a living hell 
In those little tops and tight capris 
I pretended to be readin' the National Probe 
As I was watchin' her wax her skis 
On Saturday night she walked in with her date 
And backs him up against the wall 
I tumbled off the couch and heard myself sing 
In a voice I never knew I had before 


CHORUS


BRIDGE:
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Eb9-5
I'll teach you everything I know

Dm7
If you teach me how to do that dance

Eb/Db
Life is short and quid pro quo

F#maj7    C7*             D#m7      G#7        Dm11  G7  Dm11  G7  
What's so strange about a down-home family romance?


Cm11  F7   Cm11  F7


SOLO:
-----

As with the verse and chorus, try varying the bits that stay on
the same G7 chord by substituting some F/G or G7sus4.
Note that the second half of the solo section is just a repeat of the
chorus chords, moved up a tone.

D7  G7* 

D7*  C7

Dm11   G6   Dm11   G6 

Dm11   G6   Dm11   G6


VERSE 3:
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One night we're playin' gin by a cracklin' fire 
And I decided to make my play 
I said babe with my boyish charm and good looks 
How can you stand it for one more day 
She said maybe its the skeevy look in your eyes 
Or that your mind has turned to applesauce 
The dreary architecture of your soul 
I said - but what is it exactly turns you off? 


CHORUS 
------

C7 
Honey how you've grown, like a rose 

        Bb7
Well we used to play when we were three 

Cm11        F6            Cm11      F6 
How about a kiss for your cousin Dupree 

Cm11        F6            Cm11      F6
How about a kiss for your cousin Dupree 

Cm11        F6            Cm11      F6 
How about a kiss for your cousin Dupree 

Cm11        F6            Cm11      F6
How about a kiss for your cousin Dupree 


OUTRO:
------

F7  (vamp, using Eb/F and F7sus4 chords)
How about a kiss for your cousin Dupree 

(Repeat and fade)


Chord Shapes:
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EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE     E  A  D  G  B  E    
x8786x     x8888x     x8886x     8  10 8  9  8  x     

 F7         Eb/F      F7sus4           C7     



EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE    EADGBE  
68676x     8x886x     x8776x    x65665  

  Bb7       Cm11        F6       Eb9-5   



EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE
x57565     x4x343     2x332x     x3231x

  Dm7       Eb/Db     F#maj7       C7*
 


EADGBE     EADGBE     E  A  D  G  B  E       E  A  D  G  B  E     
x6464x     46454x     10 x  10 10 8  x       x  10 9  10 8  x

 D#m7       G#7             Dm11                    G7



EADGBE     EADGBE     E  A  D  G  B  E       E  A  D  G  B  E   
x5453x     35343x     10 12 10 11 10 x       x  10 9  9  8  x


  D7         G7*            D7*                     G6



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