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Steely Dan: guitar tab and chords for Your Gold Teeth II, Katy Lied


    Your Gold Teeth II  -  Steely Dan
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    From the album 'Katy Lied'

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


All chord shapes given at the end.


INTRO :
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The second half of the intro sequence is mostly just a repeat of the first half (up
until the Cm7 chord). The only real differences are with the Bb/C chord (shifted up a 
semitone than back down in the first half) and with the final Cm7 chord.
 

Dbm7  Dm7  Bb/Eb

C/D  G/A  Ebm7

Bb/C  B/C#  Bb/C

Fm7  Ebmaj7  Dm7  Cm7

Fm7*  Gm7  Am7  Bm7


Dbm7  Dm7  Bb/Eb

C/D  G/A  Ebm7 

Bb/C 

Fm7  Ebmaj7  Dm7  Cm13




VERSE 1:
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This is a great song for the infamous Steely Dan "mu major" chord. The mu-major
is basically an add2 chord - a major triad with the 2nd added. Wherever you see
a straight major chord listed below, you can substitute the mu-major (add2).
(It makes the typing easier if I just type "A G D" etc instead of "Aadd2 Gadd2 Dadd2")

The choice of where you substitute the add2, and where you play the straight major
is partly up to you and partly determined by how easy the chords are to play on 
guitar. On the original, the piano plays a lot of subtly different chord voicings,
some are plain major chords, but most are mu-majors (add2). What works well on the
piano though is often hard to play on the guitar!

I've written out a few possibilities in the chord shapes below - both
for the major chords and the add2 variations. Pick and choose whatever you like
the sound of (and can get your fingers round). 

The change from the F#m7 to the C#m7 and then back is kind of optional. The piano
plays this part on most verses, so I added it in. If you like, you can just stick
to F#m7.



A  G  A  G

A  G  A  G

A             D             G             F#m7    C#m7   F#m7
Who are these children who scheme and run wild

    B                      D        G            A       G   A   G
Who speak with their wings and the way that they smile

A               D         G            F#m7
What are the secrets they trace in the sky

    B               D       G           A       G   A  
And why do you tremble each time they ride by



CHORUS:
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D              A              Gadd9        A     G    A
Throw out your gold teeth and see how they roll

    G      D    A      G       F#m7     C#m7   F#m7
The answer they reveal life is unreal


Riff 1:
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/ = slide
b = bend

E----------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------
G--6--6/4--2--2-------2--2--4--2--4b6--4b6-----
D----------------2/4---------------------------
A----------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------


Verse 2:
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(Same chords as verse 1)

Who are these strangers
Who pass through the door
Who cover your action
And go you one more
If you're feeling lucky
You best not refuse
It's your game the rules
Are your own win or lose


CHORUS: 
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D              A              Gadd9        A     G    A
Throw out your gold teeth and see how they roll

    G      D    A      G       F#m7     C#m7   F#m7
The answer they reveal life is unreal


Repeat Riff 1


A G A G A G A G


Guitar solo
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Played over a repeat of the intro chords:


Dbm7  Dm7  Bb/Eb

C/D  G/A  Ebm7

Bb/C  

Fm7  Ebmaj7  Dm7  Cm7

Fm7*  Gm7  Am7  Bm7


Dbm7  Dm7  Bb/Eb

C/D  G/A  Ebm7 

Bb/C 

Fm7  Ebmaj7  Dm7  Cm7



Drum fill


Guitar solo 2 
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(Repeat verse chords)


Chorus
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D              A              Gadd9        A     G    A
Throw out your gold teeth and see how they roll

    G      D    A      G       F#m7     C#m7   F#m7
The answer they reveal life is unreal


Repeat Riff 1


A G A G A G A G  

(etc to fade)



Chord Shapes :
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EADGBE    EADGBE    EADGBE    EADGBE    EADGBE    EADGBE
x46454    x57565    x68766    x5555x    x05433    x68676 

 Dbm7       Dm7      Bb/Eb      C/D       G/A      Ebm7



EADGBE    EADGBE    E  A  D  G  B  E    EADGBE    EADGBE    
x3333x    x4444x    x  8 10  8  9  8    x68786    x35343

 Bb/C      B/C#         Fm7             Ebmaj7      Cm7



EADGBE    EADGBE    EADGBE    EADGBE    EADGBE   
1x111x    3x333x    5x555x    x24232    x35345

 Fm7*      Gm7       Am7       Bm7       Cm13



EADGBE    EADGBE    EADGBE    EADGBE    EADGBE    
x0222x    577655    x02420    577600    579655    

  A         A        Aadd2     Aadd2     Aadd2



EADGBE    EADGBE    EADGBE    EADGBE    EADGBE  
3x000x    355433    3x020x    357433    3x5435  

  G         G        Gadd2    Gadd2      Gadd9   



EADGBE    EADGBE    EADGBE    EADGBE    EADGBE    EADGBE     
xx0232    xx0252    242222    2x222x    x46454    x2444x    

  D       Dadd2      F#m7      F#m7      C#m7       B        



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