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SHARP DRESSED MAN

As recorded by ZZ Top
(From the 1983 Album ELIMINATOR)
Words an

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Frank Bea

C5 B5 F5 G5 3 fr. E 5 6 fr.
x xx 3 fr. x xx x xx xxx x xx

Moderate Rock P = 124


________ _______ _
C5
mf Gtr II mf

e XV XV XV j XV XV k XV XV X j XV XV k
Ie 44 VV V V V V V V V
u V V V V VV V V V
V V V V V
u V V V V
* 4x
1

*1 Gtr I mf [ mf [
T
A 10 8 5 10 8 5 10 8 5 10 8 5
5 10 8 5 10 8 5 5 10 8 5 10 8 5
B 3 1 3 3 1 3
3 3
sl. sl.

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*This riff, originally played by two guitars, is notated here for one.
A 1st Verse

e j k c j k } V j j j k c
C5 B5 C5 F5

Ie VV V V VV }V V VV VV VV VV VV V V
V V
5

V V
T
A 5 5 5 x 5 3 3 3 5 5
B 3 1 3 3 x 3 1 1 1 3 3 1 3

B`5
3 3 1 3
sl. sl. sl.

e j k c j k } V j j j
C5 C5 F5 G5

Ie VV V V VV V VV VV VV VV VV VV
V V V V WW
9

V
T
A 5 5 5 x 5 3 3 3 5
B 3 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 3 3 3 5 5
3 3 1 1 3 3
sl. sl.

B`5 C5
k _E`5_B`5_
sl.

(G5) F5 G5
Gtr II

e j j j k k VV V V
Ie V VV VV VV VV V VV VV VV VV VV
V
13

V V
T
A 8 3 3
3 5 5 (5) 8 3 3
B 5 3 5 3 5 1 3 3 (3) 1 1
3 1 3 1 3 0
sl. sl. sl.
sl.

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C5

e e V XVV V XV XV k
V V V V VV VV V V XV XV k
V V V V
17
I VV V V u V V V V V
V u V V V V
[[[[[[ [[[[ [[[[[[ M
1/4

T
A 5 10 10 8 5 10 8 5 10 8 5 (5)
5 10 8 5 10 8 5 5 10 8 10 8 5
B 3 1 3 3 1 3
3 3
sl. sl. sl.

TC5
B 2nd, 3rd Verses
`
e j k c j k j j
B5 C5

Ie VV V V VV }} VV VV VV VV VV
V
21

V
T
A 5 5 5 5 3 3 3 5
B 3 1 3 3 x 3 1 1 1 3
3 x

`
sl. sl. sl.

e j k c j k c VV VV j j
F5 C5 B5

Ie V V V VV V V R VV VV
V V
24

V V V P
T
A 5 5 5 5 5 5 3
B 3 1 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 1
1 3 3 x

`
sl. sl. sl.

e j j j j j j
(B 5) F5 G5 F5 G5

Ie V VV VV VV
R
P VV VV VV VV VV VV
V
27

T
A 3 3 3
B 1 1 1 3 x 3 5 5 5 3 5
1 1 3 3 3 1 3
sl. sl.

B5 ` C5
To Coda

k _E`5 _B`5 _
Gtr II

e j j k k VV V fSlide
Ie VV VV VV V gVV
gtr.

VV VV c
30

}
T
A 8 4
3 5 5 8 8 4
B 5 1 3 3 8
3 x
sl.

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C Guitar Solo I

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
C5
mf
c c
e
Ie VV VV VV VV VV k PR VV VV NVV NVV NVV VV k PR VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV
33
P P
*2 f
T
5 5 5 5 5 3 5 (5) 5 5 5 5 3 5 (5) 5 3 5 5 5 3 5
A 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 (5) 5 5 5 5 3 5 (5) 5 3 5 5 5 3 5
B
sl. sl. sl. sl. sl. sl. sl. sl. sl.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
e k V V V V V V aPP VV V gV V V V V V V V V
36
Ie VV NVV NVV NVV VV u z V V V V
*3 [[[[[[[[
T 8 8 8 6 4 5 7 (7) 8
5 5 5 5 5 5 9 4 5 5 8 5 (5) 3 0 9
A 5 5 5 5 5 5
B
sl. sl. sl. sl. sl. sl. P sl.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
VV VV VV VV VV XV XV XV V
e V V gV V V V V VV VV V } gVV V V V V k gVV
39
Ie V u
[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[ *4

8 8 8
T 8 7 8 8 8 7 8 8 8 10 11 11 11 11 11 10
A 7 9 8 7 5 x 11 12 12 12 12 12 11
5
B
sl. sl. sl. sl. sl. sl.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
e VV XVV XVV XVV VV gVV VV XVV XVV XVV VV VV gV
V V V V VV V c
Ie V
u u V V
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[[[[[[[[[ [[[[[[ let ring


[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[
8
T 11 11 11 11 11 10 11 11 11 11 11 8 7 8 5 5
A 12 12 12 12 12 11 12 12 12 12 12 8 5 5 5
5 5 5
B
sl. sl. sl. sl. sl. sl.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
e V V V V V V P V
45
Ie V V V V V V V V z V V V V V V V V V

T 4 5
5 5 3 5 5 3 5 5 3 5 3 5 5 3 5 5 3
A 5 5 5 5 5 5
B
sl. sl. sl. sl. sl. sl. sl.

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_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
c
e
Ie V V V V VV c VV V V V PPR VV VV V V V V VV VV VV
c
V V
48

let ring let ring [[


T
5 5 3 5 5 5 5 3 5 3 5 5 5
A 5 5 5 5 3 5 3 3 5 5 5 1
B 1
sl. sl. sl. sl. sl. sl. sl. sl. sl. sl.

c B`5 G5c
________ __ _^ ________ ________
F5

c
e
Ie V V V V
V V V V VV VV Vc V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
V V
V V u
51

let ring
*5
M
1/4

T 4 5 6 6 6 6 6 6
A 5 5 5 5 3 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 (8) 5 0 5
5 5 5 5 3 5 5
B 5
sl. sl.

________ ________ ________ ________


C5 F5 C5

e V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
55
Ie VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV V VV
M
1/2
let ring

T 6 6 6 6 6 6 (6) 6
A 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 8 (8) 8 8 8 8 8 8 5 5
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 7
B

c B`5 G5c
________ __ _^
c c VV VV VV
e e V V V V V V V V V k VV V V V
59
I V V V V V VV WW V V V V V V V V V V V V
M
1/4

T
A 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 10 8 10 8
8 5 5 5 5 3 5 10 8 10 10 8 10 5
B 5 10 10 1 3
8 8 8 8 8 3
*T sl.
*Fret all C notes in these two bars with thumb.

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D.S. al Coda

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C5
Gtr II

e V V VV VV VV VV V VV VV
Ie k V V V V VV V V V
VV VV
V V k
V V V V V V
VV VV
V V
V V
63

V V
T
A 10 8 10 8 10 8 10 8
10 8 10 10 8 10 5 10 8 10 10 8 10 5
B 10 10 1 3 10 10 1 3
8 8 8 8 8 3 8 8 8 8 8 3
sl. sl.

S
D Guitar Solo II

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e V V V V V V V V V V V k V V V V V
Ie k V V V V PR V V V V V V
u V
67

M M [[[[[[ M
f
1/2 1/2 Full
A.H. A.H. A.H. A.H.
8 8 8 8
T 11 (11) 11 11
A 10 8 10 8 8

` E` ` `
10 10 8 10 (10) 8 8
B 8 10 10 8 6 8 8
F E sl. B P sl. E

e k c VV VV
Ie V V V V V V V V
V V
Gtr IImf

T 4 4
A 3 3
5
B 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
3
sl.

V V V V V V V V V V V gV V V f V V
(C5)

e k c ck
71
Ie W V V V V V V V V V
A.H.
1/4 M M 1 1/2
1 1/2 M 1 M1/2 1 M1/2 A.H.
M
1/2 M
Full

T 8 11 8
A 8 10 (10) 8 10 8 10 (10) 11 8 10

` ` `
10 10
B 6 (6) 6 6
8 8 8 8 8 8
E E E H

e V VV VV VV VV VV
Ie V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
V V
T 4 4 4 4 4 4
A 3 3 3 3 3 3
5 5
B 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
3 3
sl. sl.
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V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
e V V V Vk k V V V P V V V V V
Ie z
u
75

M M [[[[
1/4 1/4 [[[[
let ring
M
1/4 M
Full M
Full

11 11 10 8 8 8 11 8 11 10 8
T 8 11 (11) 11 8 11
8 8 10 12 (12) 12 10 10 (10) 10 10
A 10 8
B
P sl. sl.

e V VV VV VV VV VV
Ie V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
V V
T 4 4 4 4 4 4
A 3 3 3 3 3 3
5 5
B 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

V XV V
3 3

V V V X
V V V k V VV V V V V V V V V V V V V
sl. sl.

e V V V V V k V VV VV V
79
Ie u V V
*6 [[[[ let ring
11 10 10 8 11 10 8
T 10 8 13 13 13 13 11 11
A (10) 10 10 10 8 10 (10) 10 10 8 8 8 10 8 14 14 14 14 12
10 10
B
sl. sl. sl. sl. sl.

e V VV VV VV VV VV
Ie V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
V V
T 4 4 4 4 4 4
A 3 3 3 3 3 3
5 5
B 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

e P V V V V V V V VV VV V V VV VV VV VV VV } XV V V V V
3 3

V V lV
sl. sl.

Ie z V V V V
u
83

M
1/4 1/4 M M
1/4 M
1/4
*7 [[[[[[ [ M
1/4

T 8 (8) 8 8 8 8 (8)
12 10 8 10 8 8 (8) 8 8 8 8 (8) 8 8 10 8 5 5
A 10 10 10 x 10 10 10 8
B 10
sl. P sl.

e VV VV VV VV VV VV
Ie V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
T 4 4 4 4 4 4
A 3 3 3 3 3 3
5 5
B 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
3 3
sl. sl.
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}V V VV V VV VV P V VV VV VV VV V VV VV VV V VV VV V V VV
F5

e e V V V V V V V V V V z V V V V V
87
I
M
1/4
*8
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
T x 8 8
5 5 8 (8) 8 8 10 8 8 10 8 10 10 12 10 8 8 10 10 8 10 10 8 8 10
A 7 10 10 10 10 10 10
B
sl. H sl. P P

e V
Ie V V V V V V VV V gVV V V V VV V V V V V V V V V VV VV V gVV V V V
VV
V
V V V
4 4 4 4
T 4 4 4 4 4
A 3 5 5 5
5 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
B 3 3 3 3 1 3 3
3
sl. sl.

VV V VV P V VV VV V
V V V V V VV VVV VVV V
(F5) C5

91
Ie
e V V V z V
V V V VVV VVV VVV VV
V
VV V V V V V V V
V V
8 8 8 8 8 8
T 8 8 (8) (8)
A 10 8 8 10 10 12 10 8 9 8 (8) (8) 8 8 10 8 (8) 5 5 5 5 5
10 10 8 8 10 10 (10) 10 8 8 8 8 8 (8) 8 7 5
B 10 10 8 8 8 8 (8)
P sl. H

e VV VV VV VV VV
Ie V V V V V V V VV V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
V
T 4 4 4 4 4
A 3 3 3 3 3
3 3 3 3 3 5 5
B 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
3 3
sl. sl.

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V V V V P V V Pz VV VV VV VV VV VV VV V V V V
F5

e VV VV V V V V V V V V
95
Ie VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV z
M
slow release
*10 Full

O
let ring
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 13 11 11
T 11 13 13 13 (13)
3 3 5 3 3 3 5 (5) 5 8 8 8 10 10 12 12 10 8 10 12 12 12 (12) 12 12
A 3 3 5 3 3 3 5 (5) 5 10 10
B
sl. sl. sl.

e
Ie V V V V V VV VV V gVV V V V VV V V V V V V V V V VV VV V gVV V V V VV V
V V V
4 4 4 4
T 4 4 4 4
A 5 5 5
3 3 3 3 3 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
B 1 3 3 3
3
sl. sl.

V
V V V VVV VVV VV VV V }V V V VV V V V V V V V V VV VV VV
C5

e V V V V V V V
99
Ie } V V V V V
let ring
M
Full [[[[ A.H. A.H.
10 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
T 8 8 11 11 x 8 8 8 11 11 11
A 10 10 8 10 10 10 12 12 10 8 8 8 12 12 12
10 10 10 8 10 10 8
B
x 8 8 8 8 8
sl. sl. sl.
G G

e VV VV VV VV VV
Ie V V V V V V V V V V V V
V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
T 4 4 4 4 4
A 3 3 3 3 3
3 3 3 3 3 5 5
B 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
3 3
sl. sl.

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V V V V V VV V VV VV V VV V VV
F5

e
103
Ie VV VV VV V VV VV VV Vj V V VV V V V V V VV V V V V V

A.H. *9 (hold chord form)

T 8 8
A 8 8 12 12 12 12 12
10 8 8 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
B 6 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
8 8 8 8 8 8
H sl.
G

e V
Ie V V V VV V gVV V V V VV V V V V V V V V V VV VV V gVV V V V VV V
V V V V V V
4 4 4 4
T 4 4 4 4 4
A 3 5 5 5
5 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
B 3 3 3 3 1 3 3
3
sl. sl.
C5

e V V ck
Ie V V VV VV XV XV XV
Fade out

V V V V V V V V VV V V V V V V
V V
u V V V V V V V
107

M
1/4 M
1/4

T
A 8 10
10 10 8 8 8 8 (8) 10 10 10
B 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 (8) 10 8 8 10 6 6
8 11 (11) 11 8 8 8 8

e VV VV VV VV VV
Ie V V V V V V VV V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
V V
T 4 4 4 4 4
A 3 3 3 3 3
3 3 3 3 3 5 5
B 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
3 3
sl. sl.

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