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Saturday, June 26, 2004

Guitar Chords for Steely Dan, "The Fez"

Brought to you by Carlos' Close-'NuffTM Guitar Transcriptions. No warranty is given or implied--use at your own risk. All chords subject to change without notice.

Intro


C#7 F#7 B7 E7 (listen to the record for the picking pattern)

Verse:

Am7 Fmaj7 Dm6 Em11

No I'm never gonna do it without the fez on
Oh no
No I'm never gonna do it without the fez on
Oh no
F13
That's what I am
D9/6 C#7#9
Please understand
Cmaj7 C#maj7 Ebmaj7 C#maj7 Bmaj7
I wanna be your holy man

B7 E7 (omit before the instrumental break)

Instrumental Break:

Ebmaj7 Dmaj7 Ebmaj7
Dm C B7

Cmaj7 Em11 Cmaj7 Em11
F13 E7 F13
Am7 G13 F#7
F#m/B Em/A Dsus4 Csus4 Bm7 Cmaj7/6
B7 E7

Verse and fade


Some chord definitions:

Intro

C#7={x4x46x}
F#7={2xx35x}
B7={x2x24x}
E7={0xx13x}

Verse

Am7={x05555}
Fmaj7={xx3555}
Dm6={xx0465}
Em11={x77787}
F13={1x123x}
D6/9={x5445x}
C#7#9={x4345x}
Cmaj7={x3545x}
C#maj7={x4656x}
Ebmaj7={6878x}
Bmaj7={x2434x}

Break

F#m/B={x99ba9}
Em/A={x77987}
Dsus4={x55775}
Csus4={x33553}
Bm11={x22232}
Cmaj7/6={x3220x}

Please drop me an email if you find this useful or if you have suggestions.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very accurate transcription - thanks. I've been looking for decent tab for this one for ages. Thanks!

2:14 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Thanks for the feedback--I'm glad the transcription was useful.

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

#1
Cmaj7 Fmin/Bb Cmin/Ab Dbmaj7 Ab6
be your ho ly man

translated like
Cmaj7 Bbsus9 Abmaj7 Dbmaj7 Ab6

#2
instrumental section ends as you have it except Em11 where you have Bm7

haven't copped gtr voicings, but harmonies and especially bass better match with these changes. nice work though.

4:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am FMaj9 Bm11 E7/#9 (partA)

C#Maj7 BbMaj7 AbMaj7 DbMaj7 F#Maj7
be your holy man (look in the web about MuMajor chord)

Instrumental break
Bb6 Ab6 Bb6
Dm Dm/C Dm/B [CMaj7 (o D4/C) Em7]
F6 E6 F6
Am Am/G Am/F#
A/B G/A F/G FMaj9 Em7 Am11 B7 E7

thanks, Carlos! Great, great song! Uh! The fez is about the condom, já!

9:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Carlos, I'll try this out, my drummer has been whining for it for ages, so finally we are getting around to covering this one.

2:42 PM  
Blogger Osmo Jaakkola said...

More accurate chords to "be your holy man":
Cmaj7 (x3545x) be
Bbm7 (6x666x) your
Abmaj7 (4xx543) ho-
Dbmaj7 (x4656x) ly
Gb6 (24x34x) man

For the last one, even closer would be
Gb6/9 (2x634x)
but that's hardly possible with normal hands.

9:29 AM  

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