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(@riff-raff)
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I'd like to get some suggestions for a song that I can play along with my son whose 9 years old. Something that's easy enough for him, and has good tab available, but that will be popular enough for us to do at the campfire sing-along. We already do stuff like "Red River Valley" but we're looking for some classic rock type songs. If anyone has a song tabbed with both guitar parts, that would be great.

Thanks!!
Dave


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(@artlutherie)
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Have him do the rythym part for "Wish You Were Here" and you can do the Slide part. You'll find the rythm part in Songs for Beginners and the solo in Songs for Intermediates on the front page of Guitar Noise. As another option you could Nashville tune your guitar(string it with the high pitch strings from a 12 string) and play with him for a fuller sound.

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(@poorpetebest)
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Just Like a Woman is pretty simple. The second guitar plays a straightforward arpeggio that isn't too fast. Here's my tab (I think I may have gotten this from here btw):
Bob seems to be playing with a capo on the 4th fret.
The 2nd guitar plays without a capo, using the following pattern (w/variations):

E A B7 E
|-------0-----------------|-------0-----------0-----|
|-----0---0-------2-----0-|-----0---0-------0---0---|
|---1-------1---2-----2---|---1-------1---1-------1-|
|-2-----------2-----1-----|-2-----------2-----------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|

The easiest way to play the G7sus4 G7 G7sus2 G7 figure (same as in Sad-Eyed Lady) would be:

G7sus4 G7 G7sus2 G7
|-1-----1-----1-----1---
|-0-----0-----0-----0---
|-0-----0-----0-----0---
|-0-----0-----0-----0---
|-3-----2-----0-----2---
|-3-----3-----3-----3---

C F G C
Nobody feels any pain
C F G C
Tonight as I stand inside the rain
F G
Ev'rybody knows
F G
That Baby's got new clothes
F Em Dm C G7
But lately I see her ribbons and her bows
Am C F G7sus4 G7 G7sus2 G7
Have fallen from her curls.
C Em Dm F
She takes just like a woman, yes she does,
C Em Dm F
she makes love just like a woman, yes she does,
C Em Dm F
And she aches just like a woman,
G7sus4 G7 G7sus2 G7 C [famous fill]
but she breaks just like a little girl.

famous fill:

|-----1-----0-----1-----3-0---
|---1-----1-----1-----3---1---
|-2-----0-----2-----4-----0---
|-------------------------2----
|-------------------------3----
|-----------------------------

...

E
It was raining from the first

And I was dying there of thirst
C Csus4 C
So I came in here
E
And your long-time curse hurts

But what's worse
F
Is this pain in here
G7sus4 G7 G7sus2 G7
I can't stay in here
G7sus4 G7 G7sus2 G7
Ain't it clear that

C F G C etc.
I just don't fit

A Horse With No Name is also a good choice. Check that out in the Beginner Lessons section. It can easily be converted into a two guitar song. I believe the orignal had two guitars playing without a capo and the third had a capo on the fourth fret? Correct me if I'm wrong please :)


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(@rayjaytray)
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My favorite two guitar song to jam with my dad is margaritaville. He plays the chords with alternating bass and I play the lead parts in the song. (pretty easy to figure out, even the solo)


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