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Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Sad Song

FA-FA-FA-FA-FA (SAD SONG)

As recorded by Otis Redding
(From the 1966 Album COMPLETE & UNBELIEVABLE: THE OTIS REDDING DICTIONARY OF SOUL)

Words and Music by Otis Redding & Steve Cropper

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Steve Cropper - Electric Guitar'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'The Memphis Horns - Brass'


 Intro
  Q=98
  Bb
 4/4
  Gtr I (Clean El. Gtr.)
   E E  E E  E E  E E    E E  E E  E E  E E
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|--7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7-|--7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7-|
|--8-8--8-8--8-8--8-8-|--8-8--8-8--8-8--8-8-|
|--8-8--8-8--8-8--8-8-|--8-8--8-8--8-8--8-8-|
|--6-6--6-6--6-6--6-6-|--6-6--6-6--6-6--6-6-|
|
| Gtr II (Horns arr. for Gtr.)
|  Q    Q    Q    Q      Q    Q    Q    e E
|-10------------------|-10------------------|
|------11--------11---|------11--------11---|
|-----------10--------|-----------10--------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|


  G                 G7      G    G7    G
   E E  E E  E E  E E   +E  E  E E +E   Q  E
|---------------------|----------------------||
|---------------------|----------------------||
|--4-4--4-4--4-4--4-4-|-(4)-4--4-4-(4)--4----||
|--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-3-|-(3)-5--5-3-(3)--5----||
|--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5-|-(5)-5--5-5-(5)--5----||
|--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3-|-(3)-3--3-3-(3)--3----||
|
|  Q    Q    Q    Q      Q     Q    e   Q  E
|-10------------------|-10-------------------||
|------12--------12---|-------12-------12----||
|-----------10--------|------------10--------||
|---------------------|----------------------||
|---------------------|----------------------||
|---------------------|----------------------||


 Chorus
  Bb                           Eb/BBb               EbEb6 Bb
  Q  E E Q  E E   Q.   E +Q.   E   Q.   E +Q.   E   E E E E +H
|---------------|----------------|----------------|---8------------|
|---------------|--------------8-|----------------|-8-8------------|
|-7--x-7-7--x-7-|-7----7-(7)---8-|-7----7-(7)---7-|-8-8---7-(7)----|
|-8--x-8-8--x-8-|-8----8-(8)---8-|-8----8-(8)---8-|-8-8---8-(8)----|
|-8--x-8-8--x-8-|-8----8-(8)-----|-8----8-(8)---8-|-6-6---8-(8)----|
|-6--x-6-6--x-6-|-6----6-(6)---6-|-6----6-(6)---6-|-------6-(6)----|


                                                      Eb6   Bb       A
  Q  E E +Q   E E   +Q   E E +H       Q  E E Q.   E   E E E E +Q   E e
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------|-8-8---------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------|-8-8---------------|
|----7-7-(7)--7-7-|-(7)--7-7-(7)----|-7--7-7-7----7-|-8-8---7-(7)----6--|
|----8-8-(8)--8-8-|-(8)--8-8-(8)----|-8--8-8-8----8-|-8-8---8-(8)----7--|
|----8-8-(8)--8-8-|-(8)--8-8-(8)----|-8--8-8-8----8-|-6-6---8-(8)----7--|
|----6-6-(6)--6-6-|-(6)--6-6-(6)----|-6--6-6-6----6-|-------6-(6)----5--|


     Bb                                                     Eb6  Bb
  Q  E E +Q   E E   +Q   E E +Q   E E   +Q   E E +Q   E E   Q  E E +H
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-8-------------||
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-8-------------||
|----x-7-(7)--7-7-|-(7)--x-7-(7)--x-7-|-(7)--x-7-(7)--x---|-8----7-(7)----||
|----x-8-(8)--8-8-|-(8)--x-8-(8)--x-8-|-(8)--x-8-(8)--x---|-8----8-(8)----||
|----x-8-(8)--8-8-|-(8)--x-8-(8)--x-8-|-(8)--x-8-(8)--x---|-6----8-(8)----||
|----x-6-(6)--6-6-|-(6)--x-6-(6)--x-6-|-(6)--x-6-(6)--x---|------6-(6)----||


 1st & 2nd Verses
  $
     Bb             F                 Eb                     Bb            A
  Q  E E +Q   e E    Q  E  E  +Q    E E   Q  e E +E  E e E   E E E E +Q.   e
|-----------------|---------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-10--x-10-(10)--10-8-|-8--8-8-(8)-8-8---|------------------|
|----x-7-(7)--7---|-10--x-10-(10)--10-8-|-8--8-8-(8)-8-8---|-7-7-7-7-(7)---6--|
|----x-8-(8)--8---|-10--x-10-(10)--10-8-|-8--8-8-(8)-8-8---|-8-8-8-8-(8)---7--|
|----x-8-(8)--8---|--8--x--8--(8)---8-6-|-6--6-6-(6)-6-6---|-8-8-8-8-(8)---7--|
|----x-6-(6)--6---|---------------------|------------------|-6-6-6-6-(6)---5--|


                    F
  Q  e E +Q   e E    Q  E  E  +E   E  e E
|-----------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------|-10--x-10-(10)-10-10---|
|----7-7-(7)--7---|-10--x-10-(10)-10-10---|
|----8-8-(8)--8---|-10--x-10-(10)-10-10---|
|----8-8-(8)--8---|--8--x--8--(8)--8--8---|
|----6-6-(6)--6---|-----------------------|


  Eb                Bb
  Q  E E +Q   e E   Q  E E +Q   e e
|-----------------|------------------||
|-8--x-8-(8)--8---|------------------||
|-8--x-8-(8)--8---|-7--7-7-(7)--7-7--||
|-8--x-8-(8)--8---|-8--8-8-(8)--8-8--||
|-6--x-6-(6)--6---|-8--8-8-(8)--8-8--||
|-----------------|-6--6-6-(6)--6-6--||


 Chorus
                                              To Coda
     Bb                          A   Bb                 Eb6   Bb      A
  Q  e E Q  e E   Q  e E +E  E E E   Q  e E +Q   e e    E e E E +Q.   e
|---------------|------------------|------------------|-8-8-------------|
|---------------|------------------|------------------|-8-8-------------|
|----7-7-7--7-7-|-7--7-7-(7)-7-7-6-|-7--7-7-(7)--7-7--|-8-8---7-(7)---6-|
|----8-8-8--8-8-|-8--8-8-(8)-8-8-7-|-8--8-8-(8)--8-8--|-8-8---8-(8)---7-|
|----8-8-8--8-8-|-8--8-8-(8)-8-8-7-|-8--8-8-(8)--8-8--|-6-6---8-(8)---7-|
|----6-6-6--6-6-|-6--6-6-(6)-6-6-5-|-6--6-6-(6)--6-6--|-------6-(6)---5-|


                                                           D.S. al Coda
  Bb                                                   Eb6           A
  Q  E E Q  +E  E   Q.   E +E  E E E   Q  e E Q  e e   E e E E +Q.   e
|-----------------|------------------|---------------|-8-8---8-(8)------||
|-----------------|------------------|---------------|-8-8---8-(8)------||
|-7--x-7-7--(7)-7-|-7----7-(7)-7-7-7-|-7--7-7-7--7-7-|-8-8---8-(8)---6--||
|-8--x-8-8--(8)-8-|-8----8-(8)-8-8-8-|-8--8-8-8--8-8-|-8-8---8-(8)---7--||
|-8--x-8-8--(8)-8-|-8----8-(8)-8-8-8-|-8--8-8-8--8-8-|-6-6---6-(6)---7--||
|-6--x-6-6--(6)-6-|-6----6-(6)-6-6-6-|-6--6-6-6--6-6-|---------------5--||


                    Bridge
  &
  Eb6   Bb      A       Bb  F           Bb     Eb6      Bb     F
  E e E E +Q.   e    Q  E E  Q   E  E   Q  e E Q  e E   Q  e E  Q   e E
|-8-8-------------||------------------|--------8--8---|------------------|
|-8-8-------------||--------10--10-10-|--------8--8---|--------10--10----|
|-8-8---7-(7)---6-||----7-7-10--10-10-|-7--7---8--8---|-7--7---10--10----|
|-8-8---8-(8)---7-||----8-8-10--10-10-|-8--8---8--8---|-8--8---10--10----|
|-6-6---8-(8)---7-||----8-8--8---8--8-|-8--8---6--6---|-8--8----8---8----|
|-------6-(6)---5-||----6-6-----------|-6--6----------|-6--6-------------|


  Bb     Eb6      Bb     F          Bb     Eb6     Bb     F
  Q  e E Q  e e   Q  E e  Q   e E   Q  e E Q  q    Q  e E  Q   q
|--------8--8-8-|-----------------|--------8--8--|-----------------|
|--------8--8-8-|--------10--10---|--------8--8--|--------10--10---|
|-7--7---8--8-8-|-7--7-7-10--10---|-7--7---8--8--|-7--7---10--10---|
|-8--8---8--8-8-|-8--8-8-10--10---|-8--8---8--8--|-8--8---10--10---|
|-8--8---6--6-6-|-8--8-8--8---8---|-8--8---6--6--|-8--8----8---8---|
|-6--6----------|-6--6-6----------|-6--6---------|-6--6------------|


                 Interlude
  Bb     Eb6      Bb
  Q  e E Q  q      Q   e E  Q   e E    Q   e E  Q   e E
|--------8--8--||-------------------|-------------------|
|--------8--8--||-------------------|-------------------|
|-7--7---8--8--||--7---7-7--7---7-7-|--7---7-7--7---7-7-|
|-8--8---8--8--||--8---8-8--8---8-8-|--8---8-8--8---8-8-|
|-8--8---6--6--||--8---8-8--8---8-8-|--8---8-8--8---8-8-|
|-6--6---------||--6---6-6--6---6-6-|--6---6-6--6---6-6-|
|
| Gtr II
| W                Q   Q    Q   q      Q   Q    Q   e E
|--------------||-10----------------|-10----------------|
|--------------||-----11-------11---|-----11-------11---|
|--------------||----------10-------|----------10-------|
|--------------||-------------------|-------------------|
|--------------||-------------------|-------------------|
|--------------||-------------------|-------------------|


  G                 G7           G7    G
   E E  e E  E E  E E   +E  E  E E +E   Q  E
|---------------------|------------------------||
|---------------------|------------------------||
|--4-4--4-4--4-4--4-4-|-(4)-4--4-4-(4)--4------||
|--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-3-|-(3)-5--5-3-(3)--5------||
|--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5-|-(5)-5--5-5-(5)--5------||
|--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3-|-(3)-3--3-3-(3)--3------||
|
|  Q    Q    Q    Q      Q     Q    e   Q  E
|-10------------------|-10---------------------||
|------12--------12---|-------12---------------||
|-----------10--------|------------10--10------||
|---------------------|------------------------||
|---------------------|------------------------||
|---------------------|------------------------||


   Outro
       Bb                            A   Bb                Eb6   Bb      A
    Q  e E +Q   e E   Q  e E +E  E E E   Q  e E +Q   e e   E e E E +Q.   E  3x
||------------------|------------------|-----------------|-8-8--------------||
||o-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-8-8-------------o||
||-----7-7-(7)--7-7-|-7--7-7-(7)-7-7-6-|-7--7-7-(7)--7-7-|-8-8---7-(7)---6--||
||-----8-8-(8)--8-8-|-8--8-8-(8)-8-8-7-|-8--8-8-(8)--8-8-|-8-8---8-(8)---7--||
||o----8-8-(8)--8-8-|-8--8-8-(8)-8-8-7-|-8--8-8-(8)--8-8-|-6-6---8-(8)---7-o||
||-----6-6-(6)--6-6-|-6--6-6-(6)-6-6-5-|-6--6-6-(6)--6-6-|-------6-(6)---5--||


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
n  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths
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