"Tube Snake Boogie" by ZZ Top
from the album EL LOCO

Typed out by Martin Hermans  Email me with any
questions about any guitar part of this song.

      for the rhythm guitars of this song, keep doing this:                    
E-|------------------|
B-|------------------|
G-|------------------|
D-|------------------|
A-|--2-2-4-2-2-2-4-0-|
E-|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
                                                                               
    and this, (listen for when each is appropriate):                        
E-|-----------------|
B-|-----------------|
G-|-----------------|
D-|-2-2-4-2-2-2-4-0-|
A-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E-|-----------------|
                                                                               
    Here's the lead:                                                           
E-|----3-0-3-0----|-----------0---|-----3b--3b-0-----|-------------0----------|
B-|----2-0-2-0----|-3-0-3-0-3-----|-----2-0-2--0-----|-3----3---3--0----------|
G-|---------------|-2-0-2---2-----|------------------|---------------4\2--0---|
D-|---------------|---------------|------------------|------------------------|
A-|---------------|---------------|------------------|------------------------|
E-|---------------|---------------|------------------|------------------------|
                                                                               
                                                                               
E-|-----0-------0---|-0-------0---0-------|----0-------0---0--|
B-|--------3b4------|-0-0-3b4-------------|----0--3b4---------|
G-|-----------------|---------------4\2-0-|-------------------|
D-|-2-2-------------|---------------------|-2-----------------|
A-|-----------------|---------------------|-------------------|
E-|-----------------|---------------------|-------------------|
                                                                               
                                                                               
E-|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
B-|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
G-|-4\2-0---1-2-0-----|-----------2--2--|-------------------|-------------0-1-|
D-|-------2-------2-2-|---------1-------|---------2---5b-5b-|-2---2-0-2-2-----|
A-|-------------------|-0-1-2-----------|-0-0-3-4---0-------|-----------------|
E-|-------------------|-------2---------|-------------------|-----------------|
                                                                               
                   I got a gal who lives cross town, she's the one that        
E-|---------------|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------------|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D-|-2-0--------2--|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A-|-----2-2-------|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------|-----------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                               
    really gets down when she boogie                        She do the         
E-|--------------------------|-----------------|----------------|-------------|
B-|--------------------------|------3-3-3-2----|/3-3-3-3---2----|-------------|
G-|--------------------------|------4-4-4-2----|/4-4-4-4---2----|-------------|
D-|--------------------------|------2-2-2-2----|/2-2-2-2---2----|-------------|
A-|--------------------------|-----------------|----------------|-------------|
E-|--------------------------|-----------------|----------------|-------------|
                                                                               
    tube snake boogie               Well, now boogie little baby               
E-|--------------------|----------------------|-------------------------------|
B-|-------10-10-10-9---|-10101010---9---------|--------5-5-5-4----------------|
G-|-------11-11-11-9---|-11111111---9---------|--------6-6-6-4----------------|
D-|-------9--9--9--9---|-9-9-9-9----9---------|--------4-4-4-4----------------|
A-|--------------------|----------------------|-------------------------------|
E-|--------------------|----------------------|-------------------------------|
                                                                               
    boogie woogie all night long          (then repeat for second verse)       
E-|-------------------------|
B-|-3-3-3-3---2-------------|
G-|-4-4-4-4---2-------------|
D-|-2-2-2-2---2-------------|
A-|-------------------------|
E-|-------------------------|

Here is the first solo:
                                                                               
E-|----7----7----|-7----7-----7----|---0--------0-0-0-|----0-------------|
B-|-8b---8----8b-|---8----8b----8b-|-----3p0-3b-------|-3b---------0-----|
G-|--------------|-----------------|------------------|-----2-0-2b---0-0-|
D-|--------------|-----------------|------------------|------------------|
A-|--------------|-----------------|------------------|------------------|
E-|--------------|-----------------|------------------|------------------|
                                                                               
                                                                               
E-|-------------------|-----------------|---------------0---|
B-|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------0-|
G-|-2b4p0-------------|-----------------|-2-0h1---1-0-1-----|
D-|-------2-2-------0-|-0---0---2-0-----|-------2-----------|
A-|-----------0-1-2---|---2---2-----2-2-|-------------------|
E-|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
                                                                               
                                                                               
E-|----0---------------|-------------------|-----0-0-----0-0-------|
B-|-3b-----------------|-----------0---0-0-|-3b4-----3b4---0-------|
G-|------2-0-2b3p0-----|---------2---------|-2---------------4\2-0-|
D-|----------------2-2-|-------------------|-----------------------|
A-|--------------------|-0-1-2-2-----------|-----------------------|
E-|--------------------|-------2-----------|-----------------------|
                                                                               
                                                                               
E-|-----0------0-0---|----------------|-0---------------|-----3--------|
B-|-----0--3b4---0-0-|------------3b4-|----5~~~~~~--3---|-5------------|
G-|-1-1--------------|-2-0h1----------|---------------4-|---4----------|
D-|-2----------------|-------2-2------|-----------------|--------------|
A-|------------------|----------------|-----------------|--------------|
E-|------------------|----------------|-----------------|--------------|
                                                                               
                                                                               
E-|---0---------------|-----0-------0-----|3---2---0-0-----|--7-7--5-0-----|
B-|-----0-3-----------|-------0-3b4---1-2-|--2---2---0-----|-----------0---|
G-|---------4\2-0-1-1-|-0h1---------------|------------2/6-|-----6-------6-|
D-|---------------2-2-|-------------------|----------------|---------------|
A-|-------------------|-------------------|----------------|---------------|
E-|-------------------|-------------------|----------------|---------------|
                                                                               
                                                                               
E-|-----0-0---3-----|-------------------|-----------------|-------------0-----|
B-|---3-----3-------|-------------------|-----------------|-----3b-0-3b-------|
G-|-0-----------2-0-|-2b4p0-------------|-----------------|--------------4\2-0|
D-|-----------------|-------2-2---------|-0-1-------0-0-2-|-------------------|
A-|-----------------|-----------0-1-2-2-|-----2-0-2-------|-0-0---------------|
E-|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
                                                                               
                                                                               
E-|---0-------0-----|-----------0---|
B-|---0-----3-3-----|---------------|
G-|-----2/4-----2-0-|-------2-------|
D-|-2---------------|-2-0---0-------|
A-|-----------------|-----2---------|
E-|-----------------|---------------|
                                                                               
The lead for the 3rd verse (which comes next) should be very similar to
figure out.

You are on your own for the last solo :-)

Actually, anyone with any question about any part of this song can
email me at : hermans@usc.edu