Cousin Dupree - Steely Dan -------------------------- 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: ------ F7 (vamp, using a few Eb/F and F7sus4 chords) VERSE 1: -------- 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: ------- 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: -------- 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: ------- 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: -------- 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: ------------- 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* G6Back to Steely Dan and Donald Fagen guitar tabs
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