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Dig a Pony

Composer(s) : Lennon and McCartney
Year : 1968

Alan W. Pollack 's "Notes On" Dig a Pony


 


False start:
    A-one-two-three HOLD IT!
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-|------------------------------
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-|------------------------------
-|---------------------------3--


Intro (also use as ending):
    G                 D
-|--------------------------------------
-|--------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------4--7--4--
-|-----------2--5--2-----4--7-----------
-|-----2--5-----------5-----------------
-|--3-----------------------------------

    A
-|-------------------------------------------------
-|-------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------2-------------------  (repeat)
-|--5--5--5---------2--h3--h4-----4--2---------2---
-|--0--0--0--3--h4----------------------3--h4------
-|-------------------------------------------------


Verse:
    I                          dig a pony
    A      F#m
-|--5--5----5--5----5--5----5----------2--
-|--2--2h3--2--2h3--2--2h3--2----------2--
-|--2--2----2--2----2--2----2----------2--
-|--2--2h4--2--2h4--2--2h4--2----------4--
-|--0--0----0--0----0--0----0----------4--
-|-------------------------------------2--

            Well you can celebrate any thing you want (*)   yes
                           Bm           G
-|------------------------------------------------3--5--5/7--5--
-|--------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------4--5--5/7--5--
-|--2h4--2------------------------------------------------------
-|---------------4-------2--------------------------------------
-|--------------------------------------------------------------

    You can celebrate any thing you want          oh
             Bm            G           E7                  A
-|--3--------2-------------3-------------0--2--4--5--7--8--9-------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------------
-|--4--------4-------------4-------------1--2--4--6--7--8--9-------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------------

A        F#m
I do a roadhog
               Bm           G
Well you can penetrate any place you go
               Bm           G
Yes you can penetrate any place you go

          I told you so
    E7
-|--9--7-----4----2--0----
-|------------------------
-|--9--7-----4----2--1----
-|------------------------
-|------------------------
-|------------------------

    All   I  want  is you
    G        D        A
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------2------------------
-|-----2--5--------5--5--5--5---------2--h3--h4-----4--2---------2--
-|--3--------2--5-----0--0--0--3--h4----------------------3--h4-----

    Everything has got to be the way you want it to ... because
    G                 D
-|---------------------------------------------------
-|---------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------4---7----4------
-|-------------2---5---2-----4---7---------------5---
-|-----2--5---------------5----------------------0---
-|--3------------------------------------------------


Verse:
I pick a moondog
Well you can radiate every thing you are
Yes you can radiate every thing you are
I wrote a story
Well ou can imitate everyone you know
Yes you can imitate everyone you know
I told you so
All I want is you
Everything has got to be the way you want it to.
Because...


Guitar solo:
    A                                                              F#m
-|----------------------------------------------------14---------------
-|-----------------10--12--p10------12b(14)--12b(14)------b(14)12------
-|--9--11--p9-------------------11---------------------------------11--
-|-------------11------------------------------------------------------
-|---------------------------------------------------------------------
-|---------------------------------------------------------------------

             Bm              G
-|---------------------------------------------------------------------
-|--10--12--12b(15)--(15)--b(15)12-------------------------------------
-|----------------------------------10--12b(14)12--10------------------
-|---------------------------------------------------------------------
-|---------------------------------------------------------------------
-|---------------------------------------------------------------------

     Bm              G             E7
-|-------------------------------------0------14------16--14--12-------
-|--12b(15)--(15)--b(15)12---------------------------------------------
-|--------------------------12--12/13-----14------16------14--13-------
-|---------------------------------------------------------------------
-|---------------------------------------------------------------------
-|---------------------------------------------------------------------


Verse:
I fell the wind blow
Well you can indicate everything you see
Yes you can indicate anything you see
I wrote a lorry (??? you tell me ???)
Well you can syndicate any boat you row
Yes you can syndicate any boat you row
I told you so
All I want is you
Everything has got to be the way you want it to.
Because...


Ending is same as intro:

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Miscellaneous info:

Note this figure played over the A chord in the verses.
John was really into this around the "Let It Be" years.
This is also the basis of the intro and main rhythm part 
for "I've Got A Feeling."

-|--5---5----
-|--2--h3----
-|--2---2----
-|--2--h4----
-|--0---0----
-|-----------

(*)  Note this little parallel 6ths figure played over the 
     first G chord in each verse.  George had an endless
     set of variations on this theme throughout the recording
     which are not transcribed here.

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Tab Special Notations:
----0----  play the open string ('fret zero')
----5----  play fret five
----5~---  play fret five with vibrato
---5/7---  play fret five, slide up to fret seven
---75---  play fret seven, slide down to fret five
--8b(9)--  play fret eight, bend the string (at fret eight) to reach
             the pitch of fret nine
--b(9)8--  play fret eight already bent to the pitch of fret nine,
             unbending until it reaches the normal pitch of fret eight
----h7---  hammer-on to fret seven
----p5---  pull-off to fret five
---/7----  slide up to fret 7 (the starting fret of the slide is
             undefined, judge by ear)
---15---  play fret 15, slide down (the ending fret of the slide is
             undefined, judge by ear)
---0h3---  play the open string and immediately hammer-on to fret
             three
---7p5---  play fret seven and immediately pull-off to fret five




          


Ook op Let It Be:

ChordsNotes On
Two of Us Two of Us
Dig a Pony Dig a Pony
Across the Universe Across the Universe
I Me Mine I Me Mine
Dig It Dig It
Let It Be Let It Be
Maggie Mae Maggie Mae
I've Got a Feeling I've Got a Feeling
Get Back Get Back
One After 909 One After 909
The Long and Winding Road The Long and Winding Road
For You Blue For You Blue

Ook op Let It Be... Naked:

ChordsNotes On
Get Back Get Back
Dig a Pony Dig a Pony
For You Blue For You Blue
The Long and Winding Road The Long and Winding Road
Two of Us Two of Us
I've Got a Feeling I've Got a Feeling
One After 909 One After 909
Don't Let Me Down Don't Let Me Down
I Me Mine I Me Mine
Across the Universe Across the Universe
Let It Be Let It Be

Ook op Anthology 3:

ChordsNotes On
A Beginning 
Happiness Is A Warm Gun (Kinfauns Home Demo)
Helter Skelter (Edited Take 2)
Mean Mr. Mustard (Kinfauns Home Demo)
Polythene Pam (Kinfauns Home Demo)
Glass Onion (Kinfauns Home Demo)
Junk (Kinfauns Home Demo)
Piggies (Kinfauns Home Demo)
Honey Pie (Kinfauns Home Demo)
Don't Pass Me By (Takes 3 & 5)
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Good Night (Rehearsal & Take 34)
Cry Baby Cry (Take 1)
Blackbird (take 4)
Sexy Sadie (Take 6)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Demo)
Hey Jude Hey Jude
Not Guilty (Take 102)
Mother Nature's Son (Take 2)
Glass Onion Glass Onion
Rocky Raccoon (Take 8)
What's The New Mary Jane (Take 4)
Step Inside Love / Los Paranoias 
I'm So Tired (Takes 3, 6 & 9)
I Will (Take 1)
Why Don't We Do It In The Road (Take 4)
Julia (Take 2)
I've Got A Feeling (Savile Row)
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window (Rehearsal) (Savile Row)
Dig A Pony (Savile Row)
Two Of Us (Savile Row)
For You Blue (Savile Row)
Teddy Boy (Savile Row)
Medley: Rip It Up / Shake, Rattle And Roll / Blue Suede Shoes (perkins) (savile Row) 
The Long And Winding Road (Savile Row)
Oh! Darling (Savile Row)
All Things Must Pass (Demo)
Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues (Savile Row)
Get Back (Live at the Rooftop Concert)
Old Brown Shoe (Demo)
Octopus's Garden (Takes 2 & 8)
Maxwell's Silver Hammer (Take 5)
Something (Demo)
Come Together (Take 1)
Come And Get It (Demo)
Ain't She Sweet (Jam)
Because Because
Let It Be (Savile Row)
I Me Mine (Take 16)
The End (Remix)

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