Axe Victim

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Axe Victim - Be Bop Deluxe

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Tabbed by twilightcapers

 

 

Title track from the album of the same name.

I have tabbed lead parts as well as chords, placing them below the appropriate bar,

and of course the iconic end solo.

 

Please note: The big guitar solo is right at the bottom of the tab.

 

Tuning: EADGBe

 

| b  bend up

| r  relax bend

| pb pre-bend

| ^  quarter tone bend

| /  slide up

| \  slide down

| h  hammer-on

| p  pull-off

| ~  vibrato or sustain

| +  harmonic

| x  Mute note

 

 

Intro: "You..

 

 

___D_______________Dmaj7____________D7_____________________________

"  came     to   watch  the   band                            to.."

e|-----5---------------5----------------5--------------------------|

B|---------7---------------7----------------7----------------------|

G|-------------7--------------6-----------------5-------2---4p2----|

D|-0---------------0----------------0---------------0/4---------4--|

A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 | 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|

 

 

___D_______________Dmaj7____________D7____________________________

"  see us          play our parts                               we..".

e|-----5---------------5----------------5--------------------------|

B|---------7---------------7----------------7----------------------|

G|-------------7--------------6-----------------5-------2---4p2----|

D|-0---------------0----------------0---------------0/4---------4--|

A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___G________________________________Cadd9__________________________

"  hoped you'd lend an ear                      you..."

e|-3------------------------------|-3------------------------------|

B|-3------------------------------|-3------------------------------|

G|-0------------------------------|-0------------------------------|

D|-0------------------------------|-x------------------------------|

A|-x------------------------------|-3------------------------------|

E|-3------------------------------|-x------------------------------|

 

 

___G________________________________Bm_____________________________

"  hoped we'd dress like tarts                                  Well.."

e|-3------------------------------|-2------------------------------|

B|-3------------------------------|-3------------------------------|

G|-0------------------------------|-4------------------------------|

D|-0------------------------------|-4------------------------------|

A|-x------------------------------|-2------------------------------|

E|-3------------------------------|-x------------------------------|

 

(Lead guitar, 1st time)

e|-7h10p7----------------------------------------------------------|

B|-------10--7h10p7------------------------------------------------|

G|------------------9--7h9p7---------------------------------------|

D|---------------------------9--7h9p7------------------------------|

A|------------------------------------9--5---7----5-------5~~~~~~~~|

E|------------------------------------------------------7----------|

 

(Lead guitar 2nd time)

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-------------10-12b15r12-7h8p7h8p7h8p7h8p------------------------|

G|-------7-9/11-----------------------------9-7-9b11r9-7~~~~~------|

D|----7-9----------------------------------------------------------|

A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

Repeat verse more or less the same until:

 

___G________________________________Cadd9__________________________

" My poet sheds his                    pretty skin              and.."

e|-3------------------------------|-3------------------------------|

B|-3------------------------------|-3------------------------------|

G|-0------------------------------|-0------------------------------|

D|-0------------------------------|-x------------------------------|

A|-x------------------------------|-3------------------------------|

E|-3------------------------------|-x------------------------------|

 

 

___G________________________________Bm______________________

"  turns to face the day                              

e|-3------------------------------|-2-----------------------|

B|-3------------------------------|-3-----------------------|

G|-0------------------------------|-4-----------------------|

D|-0------------------------------|-4-----------------------|

A|-x------------------------------|-2-----------------------|

E|-3------------------------------|-x-----------------------|

 

(Lead guitar, first time)

e|-------7-------7------10--12b-12b14r12-----------------------------------|

B|-----7---10b12-------------------------15p12p10--12--15---12----10~~~~~~~|

G|-9b11--------------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

(Lead guitar, second time)

e|-12b14-12b14-12b14-12b14-12b14-----12----10------------------------------|

B|------------------------------12/14---12----10--14--12b14r12-10~~--------|

G|-------------------------------------------------------------------11----|

D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

 " And there's  "

 

__A________________________________

"  nothing         to      be      done "

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-2------------------------------------4b6r4p2-----4b6r4p2--------|

D|-2--------------------------------------------------------4p2----|

A|-0------------------------------------------------------------4p2p0-

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

 

__A________________________

"  nothing   to be      said                                 Last... "

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-----------------------------2----5b7r5-------5------------------|

G|-2-----------------------------------------5b6-----4^-2----------|

D|-2--------------------------------------------------------4--2-h4~~~~

A|-0---------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___F#m________________________

" night I   felt immortal..    this... "        

e|---------2---------------2------|

B|---------2---------------2------|

G|---------2---------------2------|

D|-4---4---4-------4---4---4------|

A|-4---4---4-------4---4---4------|

E|-2---2---2-------2---2---2------|

 

___D________________________________E__________________________

"  mor  -  ning    I       feel     dead "

e|-2-------2-------2-------2------|-0--------------------------12\-|

B|-3-------3-------3-------3------|-0------------------------------|

G|-2-------2-------2-------2------|-x------------------------------|

D|-0-------0-------0-------0------|-2------------------------------|

A|--------------------------------|-2------------------------------|

E|--------------------------------|-0------------------------------|

 

"And the..

___________________________________________________________________________

 " love   ah, that gave its blaze to my heart now brings a haze.."  

e|----------2-----------------2-------|------------------------------------|

B|----------2-----------------2-------|----------2-------------------------|

G|----------2-----------------2--4b6r4--2--------2--------2----------------|

D|-4--------4--------4--------4-------|-2--------2--------2----------------|

A|-4-----------------4----------------|-0--------0--------0--------0--2--4-|

E|-2-----------------2----------------|-----------------3^-----------------|

 

 

___D________Dsus4____D________Dsus4_____Bm_________________________________

" careful        'cause I'm an axe victim "

e|----------3--------2--------3-------|-2--------2--------2--------2-------|

B|----3--------3--------3--------3----|-3--------3--------3--------3-------|

G|-------2--------2--------2--------2-|-4--------4--------4--------4-------|

D|-0----------------------------------|-4--------4--------4--------4-------|

A|------------------------------------|-2--------2------0-2--------2-------|

E|------------------------------------|--------------------------------0-2-|

 

(Lead guitar, first time)

e|----------------------10-12-pb14b12-10-12p10p7---------------------------------------|

B|-----------------10-12------------------------10h12p10p7-----------------------------|

G|-----------7-9-/11--------------------------------------9h11p9p7h9-7-9b11r9-7-9~~~---|

D|--------7-9-----------------------------------------------------------------------9\-|

A|---5-7-9-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-/7----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

(Lead guitar, second time)

e|-------------------------------------------|

B|-7--------9--------10-------12-------------|

G|-9b11~~~~-11b13~~~-12b14~~~-14b16~~~~------|

D|-------------------------------------------|

A|-------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------0--2--|

 

 

___G____________________________________Cadd9______________________________

" hung up on these silver strings   like wings       like time machines... "

e|----------3-----------3-------------|-----3---3---3-------3---3---3------|

B|----------3-----------3-------------|-------3---3---3-------3---3---3----|

G|----------0-----------0-------------|---------0---0---0--------0---0---0-|

D|----------0-----------0-------------|------------------------------------|

A|----------x--------------------0--2-|-3-----------------2----------------|

E|-3--------3-----2--3----------------|------------------------------------|

 

 

___A________D/A______A________D/A_______A________D/A______A_

                   " Like voices on the wind..."

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

B|----2--2-----3--3-----2--2-----3--3-|----2--2-----3--3--2----------------|

G|----2--2-----2--2-----2--2-----2--2-|----2--2-----2--2--2----------------|

D|----2--2-----4--4-----2--2-----4--4-|----2--2-----4--4--2----------------|

A|-0--------0--------0--------0---------0--------0--------0----------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

Repeat all parts with these lyrics:

 

 

We hit the road to Hull

Sad amps and smashed guitars

Played badly at 'The Duke'

To almost no applause.

 

But someone made it worthwhile

When smiling with bright eyes

They gave me full attention

And they took me by surprise.

 

But today the feeling's gone.

No, faded like a ghost.

Last night I saw the future

This morning there's no hope.

 

And the words

Ah, that I sung so clear

Are now clouded 

By my tears

 

Please be careful

'cause I'm an axe victim.

Hung up on these silver strings

Like sails

Like seagulls cries

Like church bells in the night.

 

 

 

 " ...night " (last lyric, to guitar solo...)

 

 

___A_____________________________________________

            

e|----------12b14--12b14--12b14--12b14--12b14b12-|

B|-2---------------------------------------------|

G|-2---------------------------------------------|

D|-2---------------------------------------------|

A|-0---------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------|

 

 

___D_

 

e|-----------------------------------------------|

B|-10--------------------------------------------|

G|-----------------------------------------------|

D|-----------------------------------------------|

A|-----------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------|

 

 

Then comes the guitar solo.

 

The guitar in the background during the beginning of 

the guitar solo is doing something like this:

 

 

___D_______________Dmaj7___________D7_______________Dmaj7____________

(rhythm guitar)

e|----------5-----------------5-----------------5-----------------5--------|

B|-------------7-----------------7------------------7-----------------7----|

G|----------------7--6--------------6---5--------------5--6--------------6--7\-

D|-0-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

Twice,and then:

 

 

___G____________________________________Cadd9______________________________

 

e|----------3-----------3-------------|-----3---3---3-------3---3---3------|

B|----------3-----------3-------------|-------3---3---3-------3---3---3----|

G|----------0-----------0-------------|---------0---0---0--------0---0---0-|

D|----------0-----------0-------------|------------------------------------|

A|----------x--------------------0--2-|-3-----------------2----------------|

E|-3--------3-----2--3----------------|------------------------------------|

 

 

___A________D/A______A________D/A_______A________D/A______A_

 

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

B|----2--2-----3--3-----2--2-----3--3-|----2--2-----3--3--2----------------|

G|----2--2-----2--2-----2--2-----2--2-|----2--2-----2--2--2----------------|

D|----2--2-----4--4-----2--2-----4--4-|----2--2-----4--4--2----------------|

A|-0--------0--------0--------0---------0--------0--------0----------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

Repeat guitar solo section once more, then finish 

on a D major chord as below.

 

 

___A

 

e|----------12b14--12b14--12b14--12b14--12b14b12-----------|

B|-2----------------------------------------------10-------|

G|-2-------------------------------------------------------|

D|-2-------------------------------------------------------|

A|-0-------------------------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___D_(let ring to fade)

 

e|-2--------------------------------------------|

B|-3--------------------------------------------|

G|-2--------------------------------------------|

D|-0--------------------------------------------|

A|----------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------|

 

 

Guitar solo:  bars stretched to show detail

 

Part one:

 

e|-----------------------------------------12b14-12b14-12b14-12b14-12b14r12-

B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

e|--------------10---------------------------------------------------------|

B|-10~~~~~13b15~--13p12p10--10---------------------------------------------|

G|------------------------12--13p12p10---12~10h11--------------------------|

D|------------------------------------12~12~-----12p10h12p10--10-----------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------12--12p11p10p9~\

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

e|----------------------------------17~~~~~~17~~~~~17~~~17~~~17------------|

B|--------------------------15h17b19~~17b19~~~pb19~~pb19~pb19~pb19r17-15---|

G|---------------------14h16--------------------------------------------16~\

D|---12-14p12--12h14h16----------------------------------------------------|

A|/14--------14------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

e|-17b19~~~~~~~~~~~~~15h17-------------------------------------------------|

B|-------------------------18p15h17----------------------------------------|

G|----------------------------------16h19p16~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\---------|

D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

                     (bend and relax B string a few times)

e|------17~~~~~17~~~~17~~~~~17~~~~~17~~~~~17~~~~~17~~~~~17~~~~~17~~~~------|

B|-17b19~~17b19~~r18~~~~r17~~~~b18~~~~b19~~~~r18~~~~r17~~~~b18~~~b19~15----|

G|----------------------------------------------------------------------16\-

D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

e|-----10------------------------------------------------------------------|

B|--------10h13p10--10-----------------------------------------------------|

G|/10-------------12--13p12p10---12~10^------------------------------------|

D|----------------------------12~12~---12-10h12-10---------10--------------|

A|-------------------------------------------------12p11p10---12p11p10-----|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

G|------------------------------------------10-12b14r12p10-12b14r12b14r12--\

D|------------------------------------10-12--------------------------------|

A|-8h10--8-----8-----8-----10~~~/12~~~-------------------------------------|

E|----------10----10-------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D|----------------------------10h12---/14~~~~~~14b16~~~~14~~~~12-----------|

A|-----------10h12----10h12----------------------------------------14\-----|

E|\---/10h12---------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-------2-----------------3-----------------2-----------------3-----------|

G|-------2-----------------2-----------------2-----------------2-----------|

D|-------2-----------------4-----------------2-----------------4-----------|

A|-0-----------------0-----------------0-----------------0-----------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

e|-----------------------------------------12b14-12b14-12b14-12b14-12b14r12-

B|-------2-----------------3-----------2-----------------------------------|

G|-------2-----------------2-----------2-----------------------------------|

D|-------2-----------------4-----------2-----------------------------------|

A|-0-----------------0-----------------0-----------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

Part two:

 

 

e|------------12-----------------------------------------------------------|

B|-10~~~~13b15--13-10-------------------------------------15-17-17b19~~~~~~|

G|-------------------12-10-11-----------------------14-16------------------|

D|----------------------------12--------0/12-14-b16------------------------|

A|-------------------------------12~~~\------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-pb19r17~~~~~~~~~15-p12--------------------------------------------------|

G|------------------------14h16p14p12h14~~~~~12h14p12--12h14---------------|

D|---------------------------------------------------16-----12-14-12~~~~~~-|

A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-12~~~~~12-14-16-12~-----14-16-12~~~~~~14-16-12-----14-16-12-------------|

A|--------------------12~~~-----------------------12~~~--------12~~~~~~~---|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

e|----------------------------------------------------------------14-15-17-|

B|----------------------------------------------14-15-17-14-15-17----------|

G|-------------------------------------12-14-16----------------------------|

D|------------------12-14-16--12-14-16-------------------------------------|

A|-12-14-16-12-14-16-------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

e|-14h17p14------17-14h17p14-------17---14-----------------17b19~~~~19~~~~~|

B|---------15----------------15--------------15---------15-----------------|

G|-----------14~~--------------14~~---------------14-----------------------|

D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

e|-pb19~~~r17~~~14h17p14~~~15---17---15p14----------------17~~-------------|

B|-------------------------------------------15h17---17b19~~pb19r17--------|

G|------------------------------------------------------------------16-14--|

D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

e|--------------------------------------------------7~---------------------|

B|------------------------------------------------7~~~9h10p9---------------|

G|-16b17~/16p14p12-14~12-11~12~11h12p11p9-11~~~~9b11~~------9-7h9p7--------|

D|-----------------------------------------------------------------9-7h9p7-|

A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

e|--------------------------------------------------------10----pb14r12r10-|

B|-------------------------------------------------10-12~~-----------------|

G|-------------------9b11~~~~--pb11r9p7h9------9h11------------------------|

D|-7~~~~~~~~~~~~--7--------------------------------------------------------|

A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

e|-----------------------------------------pb14r12-pb14r12-pb14r12-pb14r12-|

B|12~~~~~~~~10h12p10p8-----7--------7--7-----------------------------------|

G|---------------------11--7--7--9--7--7-----------------------------------|

D|----------------------------7--9-----7-----------------------------------|

A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-10~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-----|

G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

 

Word & Music by Bill Nelson

 

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