Spafford Tab: Todd's Tots



  • Original Spafford Song: Todd's Tots
    Tabbed by Andrew Gonzalez 5/26/17.

    Here's my transcription of the 5/6/16 Todds Tot's. I'll add more as I complete it. This document will get you through the "I like toys" section with the solo from that night.

    
    (/) Slide Up  (\) Slide Down  (h) Hammer On  (p) Pull Off  (b) Bend (r) Release (v) Vibrato (tr) Tremolo
    
    Intro:
    
    E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------||
    B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------||
    G|------------------------------------------------------------------------0|| Repeat 2x
    D|------------------------------------------------------------------------0||
    A|--7-----7--7-----5-----4-----2--------------------------2----------------||
    E|--0-----0--0-----0-----0-----0-----5-----4-----4--5-------5--4---2-------||
    
    Play on second repeat:
    
    
    E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I
    B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------5--------5--------7b7r5---------------I
    G|------------------------------4---------------4--------7---------6-----4--------------------------------------------I
    D|--------------------4--6--7-----6-------7---------7---------------------7-------------------------------------------I
    A|-----------4--5--7--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I
    E|--4--5--7-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I (1st)
    
    This next part gets very syncopated with some meter changes, but Brian spells it out for you so it's not complicated
    (hint: remove the last note of the 2nd triad each time).
    
    E|---------------------------|
    B|---------------------------|
    G|---------------------------|
    D|--------------------2------|
    A|-----2--5--------4---------|
    E|--3--------3--5--------5---|
    
    E|------------------------|
    B|------------------------|
    G|------------------------|
    D|--------------------2---|
    A|-----2--5--------4------|
    E|--3--------3--5---------|
    
    E|----------------------|
    B|----------------------|
    G|----------------------|
    D|----------------------|
    A|-----2--5--------4----|
    E|--3--------3--5-------|
    
    E|----------------------||
    B|----------------------||
    G|----------------------||
    D|----------------------||
    A|-----2--5-------------||
    E|--3--------3--5-------||
    
    **Intro RIff again:**
    
    E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------||
    B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------||
    G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------0|| Repeat 2x
    D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------0||
    A|--7-----7--7-----5-----4-----2--------------------------2-----------------||
    E|--0-----0--0-----0-----0-----0-----5-----4-----4--5-----5--4--2-----------||
    
    Play on second repeat (a little different this time):
    
    E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I
    B|-----------------------------------------------------------------5------7-5--------5--------7b7r5--------------I
    G|------------------------------4---------------4-----7-------------4--------------------------------------------I
    D|--------------------4--6--7------6------7------7---------------------------------------------------------------I
    A|-----------4--5--7---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I
    E|--4--5--7------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I (2nd)
    
    Jordan/Brian interlude:
    
    E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    G|--1-----2-----4-----2-----1-----------1-----------------------------------------|
    D|--------------------------------4--------------4--------2-----------------------|
    A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    
             G#m          A        B       C#m                     D     A
    E|--------4-----4--4--5--5-----7--7-----9---9---|----r-------|--10-----5-----0--------------------------|
    B|--------4-----4--4--5--5-----7--7-----9---9---|----e-------|--10-----5-----0--------------------------|
    G|--------4-----4--4--6--6-----8--8-----9---9---|----p-------|--11-----6-----1--------------------------|
    D|--------6-----6--6--7--7-----9--9-----11--11--|----e----3x-|--12-----7-----2--------------------------|
    A|--------6-----6--6--7--7-----9--9-----11--11--|----a-------|--12-----7-----2--------------------------|
    E|--------4-----4--4--5--5-----7--7-----9---9---|----t-------|--10-----5-----0--------------------------|
    
    
    **Go back to the beginning and do it all again!**
    
    A couple things change slightly with that ending to the intro riff:
    
    3rd time It's played like:
    
    
    
    E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I
    B|---------------------------------------------------------------5------7--5--------5------------5---------------I
    G|------------------------------4---------------4-----7--------------4----------------------4--------------------I
    D|--------------------4--6--7------6------7------7---------------------------------------------------------------I
    A|-----------4--5--7---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I
    E|--4--5--7------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I (3rd)
    
    and the 4th time
    
    E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I
    B|---------------------------------------------------------------5------7--5--------5-------5---7b7r-5-------------I
    G|------------------------------4---------------4-----7--------------4---------------------------------------------I
    D|--------------------4--6--7------6------7------7-----------------------------------------------------------------I
    A|-----------4--5--7-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I
    E|--4--5--7--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I (4th)
    
    
             G#m          A        B       C#m                     D     A
    E|--------4-----4--4--5--5-----7--7-----9---9---|----r-----|--10-----5-----|
    B|--------4-----4--4--5--5-----7--7-----9---9---|----e-----|--10-----5-----|
    G|--------4-----4--4--6--6-----8--8-----9---9---|----p-----|--11-----6-----|
    D|--------6-----6--6--7--7-----9--9-----11--11--|----e--3x-|--12-----7-----|
    A|--------6-----6--6--7--7-----9--9-----11--11--|----a-----|--12-----7-----|
    E|--------4-----4--4--5--5-----7--7-----9---9---|----t-----|--10-----5-----| 
    
    "I Like Toys"
    
    
         Bm           A/B                    F#m
    E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    B|--------3--------------2--------2--------------2--------------------------------|
    G|-----------4--------------2--------2--------2-----------------------------------|
    D|-----4-----------------------------------4--------------------------------------|
    A|--2--------------2-----------2--------------------------------------------------|
    E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    
         Bm           A/B                    F#m
    E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
    B|--------3--------------2--------2-------2------2--------------------------------||
    G|-----------4--------------2--------2--- 2------2-------------------------------0|| Repeat 2x
    D|-----4----------------------------------4------4-------------------------------0||
    A|--2--------------2-----------2--------------------------------------------------||
    E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
    
     Some for tips for success:
    
    *These phrases can be thought of in groups of two and are marked with "||". 
    **power chord the last group of G-D-A
    ***otherwise, use light voicings, like these:
    
        G/B  D/A   A
    E|----------------------------|
    B|--8-----7-----5-------------|
    G|--7-----7-----6-------------|
    D|--9-----7-----7-------------|
    A|----------------------------|
    E|----------------------------|
    
    G / / / | D / / / | A / / / | / / / / |
    
    G / / / | D / / / | A / / / | / / / / ||
    Lyrics enter
    G / / / | D / / / | A / / / | / / / / |
    
    G / / / | D / / / | A / / / | / / / / ||
    
    Solo Over 8 bars of Bm
    
    E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    B|--------------------------------7--10--7---------------7---------------7-------------7------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    G|------------7------------7--9-----------9-------7---9-----------7h9-----9----7h9-----9p7h9-----9--7--6tr(7)---6-7-6-------------------------------------------------------------------
    D|------7--9------9----9------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------9--7--6-------4--7-6-0--4--7-4---7-4------7--4---2--
    A|--/9----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------9------------------------7------7---
    E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    G / / / | D / / / | A / / / | / / / / |
    
    G / / / | D / / / | A / / / | / / / / ||
    Lyrics enter
    G / / / | D / / / | A / / / | / / / / |
    
    G / / / | D / / / | A / / / | / / / / ||
     Begin Power Chording
    G / / / | D / / / | A / / / | / / / / |
     ___________get louder
    G / / / | D / / / | A / / / | / / / / ||
    BIG
    G / / / | D / / / | A / / / | / / / / |
    
    G / / / | D / / / | A / / / | / / / / ||
    
    More coming soon!
    


  • Awesome. Wish I could play guitar!

    BTW, you can make the tabs fixed width and colorized by surrounding them with 3 backticks, like:

    ```
    My fixed width text here
    ```

    Here is one of your tabs surrounded with fixed-width:

    E|-----------------------------------------------------------------||
    B|-----------------------------------------------------------------||
    G|----------------------------------------------------------------0|| Repeat 2x
    D|----------------------------------------------------------------0||
    A|--7-----7--7-----5-----4-----2--------------------------2--------||
    E|--0-----0--0-----0-----0-----0-----5-----4-----4--5-----5--4--2--||
    


  • @dr_rock This is perfect! I couldn't figure it out. I'll fix soon.



  • Finally figured it out! @dr_rock @damian. That was quite the pain but it looks so good now.



  • @Bm_Jam dude hell yes! I was just listening back to my first Tots from Cambridge on Friday thinking “man I really need to learn this!” Thank you for all the hard work!



  • @Bm_Jam looks AWESOME!



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