Romeo And Juliet By Dire Straits

Browse chords & tabs:
GuitarTabsExplorer / D / Dire Straits

Guitar Tabs


Print tab
Artist: Dire Straits
Composer / Writer : Mark Knopfler
Album: Making Movies
Song: Romeo & Juliet
Transcriber: Timo Tattari (Timbo@sci.fi)
(Some inspiration from the James Reese tab)

Guitar used: National Duolian, effects & amp unknown

Right, this is a beginners-only tabulature, not 100% transcript
but easy to play, and even sounds like the real thing!

Tuning: Normal
Capo: None
                             X
--5--5--5--5---5-3-0-1--1--1--0--1-3-5--
-------------6--------------------------
-----5------5------------3--------------        Repeat two times and on
----------------------------------------        second time when you get to
----------------------------------------        X jump to the tab below..
----------------------------------------

--0--1--5--
-----3--6--
-----3--5--
-----3--7--
-----------
-----------

And then play the song with the chords found on the James Reese tab (below)

Have phun!

WWW: http://www.sci.fi/~timbo/

====

>From jreese@leland.Stanford.EDU (james reese)

This is the version that I figured out, after listening to the song about
12,000 times. It's not nearly as rich as the one that Mark Knopfler does,
but it certainly makes it recognizable. And it's fun to play. Any
corrections/additions are quite welcome.

Song: "Rome and Juliet"
Group: Dire Straits
Album: Making Movies


The intro starts out with a D chord diagramDD-structured F chord diagramFF chord: strum and then pick out
the first three notes, then strum again. Next, pick the last three notes
of the F chord diagramFF chord and slide the picking down the E chord diagramEE-string to a Bb chord diagramBbBb chord:

    F chord diagramFF(D chord diagramDD-struct)                                  Bb chord diagramBbBb (strum a few times)
E chord diagramEE---5------------------5-------------5--3--0-----1--------------------
B chord diagramBB---6----------6-------6----------6--------------3--------------------
G chord diagramGG---5-------5----------5-------5-----------------3--------------------
D chord diagramDD---7----7------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramAA---------------------------------------------------------------------
E chord diagramEE---------------------------------------------------------------------

Now pick on the E chord diagramEE-string back up to the D chord diagramDD-struct. F chord diagramFF chord and pick those
first 3 notes again, then strum. Now quickly move to a downward sweep pick
on the F chord diagramFF chord barred at the first fret (plus the unfretted E chord diagramEE-string note),
which leads back to the Bb chord diagramBbBb:

            F chord diagramFF(D chord diagramDD-struct)             F chord diagramFF(barred,1st fret)      Bb chord diagramBbBb(strum...)
--0h1--3----5----------------5------------------1-----0----1---------
------------6----------6-----6---------------1--------------3---------
------------5-------5--------5------------2-----------------3---------
------------7----7---------------------3------------------------------
------------------------------------3---------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------


Now it's back up the E chord diagramEE-string to the D chord diagramDD-struct F chord diagramFF for more of the same
(the rest of the band kicks in here and starts to obscure things).

            F chord diagramFF(D chord diagramDD-struct)                                  Bb chord diagramBbBb(strum...)
--0h1--3----5------------------5-------------5--3--0-----1------------
------------6---------6--------6----------6--------------3------------
------------5------5-----------5-------5-----------------3------------
------------7---7-----------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------


This time on the way back up to the D chord diagramDD-struct F chord diagramFF we play the A chord diagramAA and G chord diagramGG notes
on the E chord diagramEE-string. Then do the D chord diagramDD-struct F chord diagramFF thing again, then do a quick
downward seep-pick on the open C chord diagramCC chord, with the high G chord diagramGG note added (1st
string at 3rd fret). An open E chord diagramEE-string then leads to the Bb chord diagramBbBb.
Then it's up to the D chord diagramDD-struct F chord diagramFF for the start of the lyrics:

            F chord diagramFF(D chord diagramDD-struct)                              Bb chord diagramBbBb(strum/pick...)
--5--3------5-------------5------------------3---0---1-------0h1--3--- etc
------------6---------5---6---------------1----------3----------------
------------5------6------5------------0-------------3----------------
------------7---7-------------------2---------------------------------
---------------------------------3------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------




F chord diagramFF(Dstruct)                 Dm chord diagramDmDm (open)                     C chord diagramCC(open)  F chord diagramFF(1st
fret)
A chord diagramAA lovestruck Romeo         sings a ...

F chord diagramFF(1st fret)           C chord diagramCC(open)  Dm chord diagramDmDm(open)              Bb chord diagramBbBb
Laying everybody low              with the love ...

C chord diagramCC(barre 3rd fret)    Bb chord diagramBbBb  C chord diagramCC(3rd fret)       F chord diagramFF(1st fret)
Finds a streetlight       Steps out of the ...

Bb chord diagramBbBb                     C chord diagramCC(3rd fret)
you and me, babe...

Then add that nice little riff:

--0--0-----------
--------3--1-----  Followed by strumming F chord diagramFF(1st fret).
--------------3--

F chord diagramFF(1st fret)                    C chord diagramCC(open)  Dm chord diagramDmDm(open)
Juliet says, "Hey, it's Romeo!          you ....

C chord diagramCC(open) F chord diagramFF(1st fret)                C chord diagramCC(open) Dm chord diagramDmDm(open)           Bb chord diagramBbBb
        He's underneath the window,  ...

C chord diagramCC(3rd fret)              Bb chord diagramBbBb C chord diagramCC(3rd fret)               F chord diagramFF(1st fret)
Shouldn't come around here, singing up ....

Bb chord diagramBbBb                            C chord diagramCC(3rd fret)
  Anyway, what you ...

   F chord diagramFF(1st fret) C chord diagramCC(3rd fret)     Dm chord diagramDmDm(5th fret)  C chord diagramCC(3rd fret)   Bb chord diagramBbBb
Juliet            the dice was load...

    C chord diagramCC(3rd fret)  F chord diagramFF(1st fret)  C chord diagramCC(3rd fret)    Dm chord diagramDmDm(5th fret)  C chord diagramCC(3rd fret)  Bb chord diagramBbBb
And I            bet               and you ...

      C chord diagramCC   F chord diagramFF     C chord diagramCC  Bb chord diagramBbBb   Dm chord diagramDmDm(open)       Bb chord diagramBbBb
And I forget, I forget,      ...


  Gm chord diagramGmGm                            F chord diagramFF    Bb chord diagramBbBb            C chord diagramCC        B chord diagramBB  C chord diagramCC   F chord diagramFF
--3--  When you gonna realize it was ...
--3--
--3--

And now you can do the downward sweep-picking on the F chord diagramFF(1st fret) to get
to the Bb chord diagramBbBb, then pick up the E chord diagramEE-string to get to the D chord diagramDD-struct F chord diagramFF again. That's
about it (at least, that's as much as I'm able to do).

Hope this helps. Again, any corrections/additions/suggestions are welcome.

The End                                                               The End


Be the first to rate:
Star rating 1Star rating 2Star rating 3Star rating 4Star rating 5

Rating: Not rated

dire straits romeo and juliet g!

Other versions

Romeo And Juliet
(Ver2) tabs


Other media

Romeo And Juliet chords
Romeo And Juliet bass tabs
Romeo And Juliet bass tabs
Romeo And Juliet
(Ver2) chords

Romeo And Juliet
(Ver3) chords


Also by dire straits

Money For Nothing tabs
Communique chords
So Far Away From Me chords
So Far Away Acoustic chords