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Here is one of my favorite songs by ZZ Top. This one has a lot of pinch harmonics in it but I didn't indicate them in the tab. Just listen to the song to know when to do them. I personally play the song without the pinch harmonics because I can't do them properly.

I added the lyrics in certain parts so you know when to play certain sections in the tab.

I know it looks like there's a lot of notes to learn but there's a lot of repetition of licks and the whole song is played in the same box (C pentatonic, 1st position). It's a good song to practice for lead playing and it's not very hard.

Hope you enjoy this one!

ZZ Top – The Squank

b= bend (amount to bend is indicated at the top of the staff: 1 = whole step bend, 1/2 = half-step bend, etc)
~= vibrato
r= release- allow the bent note to sound when bend is released back to normal pitch
bt= bent, play the note once you've bent it
p= pull-off
h= hammer on
= slide down
/= slide up

Intro
1 1 1
--------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------
--10b-10b-8-10------8----10b-8-10-8------------8-10-8--------
---------------8h10-----------------10----8h10--------10----
--------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------

Verse 1
1 1/2 1/4
------------------------------------------------------------------
---------8-----------------------------8----------8---------------
-------8---8------10b-8------8--------------10b----8b------------
--8h10-------10----------8h10------7h8------------------10-x-10-x-
------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------
Woman… let them… rotten…

1 1 1-0r 1
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
-----10b-10b-8-10-8-----------------8----10-8-10b---p8-10-8----10b-
--10-------------------------8-8-8-10---------------------------10-----
------------------------8h10-------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Verse 2
1 1 1/2 1/4 1-0r 1-0r
---------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------8------8------------------------------------
----10b-10b-8-10b----8b-----8--------10b---p8—10b---p8-10-8--
--8---------------------------10---8---------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
And soon…

Continues into solo…
1
----------------------------------------------------------------------
--11b-11-8------------------------------------8-----------------------
-----------11-10-8-10-8---10-8-10-8-----------8-10-8-----------8-
--------------------------------------10---8-----------10/-8-10-----
----------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------

1 1-0r-1-0r-1-0r-1
------------------------------------------------------
--11b-11-8-----------------------------------8-11-----
-----------11-10-8---10---10b---------------------8--
------------------------8-----------------------------
------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------

1/4 1-0r
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------8-----------------------------------------
--10-8-10-8-10/---8-10-8-10---8b-------8-10-8---10-10b---p8-10-10-10-
-----------------------------------10----------8-----------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------

1/4 1 1 1
-----------------------------------------------------------
--8-----------------------------11b-11b-11b-11-8-----------
----8b----10-10-10-8-10--------------------------11-10-8---
-------10------------10-(p8)-------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------

1-0r
--------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------8--------
--10-8----10----8------------10-10----8--------10b-----10-8--
-------10----10---10----8h10-------10---10---8----------------
---------------------10---------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------

1 1-0r 1/2 1/2 1/2
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------11------------------------8-----8-----8---------
--10-8-10-8-10b----10bt--8--10-8-10-10-8---8b----8b----8b------
------------------------------------------------------------10--
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------

1 1
-------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------8------------8--
---10b-10b-8-10-8-------------------------------
-8-----------------10----10-7h8---10--10-7h8----
-------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------

Verse3
1/4 1/2 1 1
----------------------------------------------------------------
------8--------------8-----8------------------------------------
-----------10-8-10b----8b----8------10b-10b-8-10-8-------8-10--
--7h8--------------------------10--------------------8-10-------
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------
that was ever…
soon it's gonna…

1/4 1 1
-------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------8---8-------
-------8-10--------8b-----------10b-10b-8-10-8----8---8-----
--8-10--------8-10-----10----8--------------------------10--
-------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------

1 1 1
-------------------------------------------------------------------
----8---8---8-----------------------------8---8--------------------
------8---8---8---------10b-10b-8-10-8-----8---8-------8-----10b--
--8-------------10----8----------------------------8h10---10------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------


   
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