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Don't Fear the Reaper Lick  

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Don't Fear the Reaper Lick - Justin Sandercoe
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Don't Fear the Reaper Lick - Justin Sandercoe  (4/4 - Key A)

Main Riff - Introduction and Verse:

   Am      G         F       G 
    _   _   _   _     _   _   _   _ 
   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | | 


F              G        Am      Am
Seasons don't fear the reaper
          F         Em          Am   G   F   G
Nor do the wind, the sun or the rain.

Am   G   F   G...

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Don't Fear the Reaper Lick - Justin Sandercoe
Don't Fear the Reaper Lick - Justin Sandercoe
I love this tune... easy to play, sounds great... there is a lot more to this tune if you want to get into doing some transcribing on your own too - great solos and stuff. Google More Cowbell if you have not seen the skit, it's very funny. Old, but very clever...

Watch SNL Skit here: More Cowbell (wmv)

I didn't spend lots of time getting the same tone as the tune, but think I got it ok. It's almost certainly a Gibson and there are some live vids of him playing an SG and sme with a Les Paul. For this vid I used a Gibson SG into an old Fender Super Champ (the all valve point to pint wired 80's model designed by Paul Rivera). Used the clean channel driven a bit (volume on 8, master on 3) bass on 10, treble on 6 and reverb on about 3.


Don't Fear the Reaper Lick - Justin Sandercoe

Don't Fear the Reaper Lick - Justin Sandercoe
Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 4/16/2013
Updated: 10/1/2019
Tab By: willc
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