Blazing Apostles

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Blazing Apostles - Be Bop Deluxe

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Tabbed by twilightcapers

 

 

An all time classic Be Bop tune, from the 'Sunburst Finish' album.  

Once again this is a cross between live and studio versions.  

 

 

Tuning:EADGBe

 

| /  slide up

| \  slide down

| h  hammer-on

| p  pull-off

| ~  vibrato

| +  harmonic

| x  Mute note

|(3) optional note

| b  bend up

| r  relax bend

| G/D chord/bass note

| pb pre-bend

 

 

Intro:

 

 

 

___Bb__B___________Bb__B____________F#_________(palm mute)_________

 

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

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

G|-3--/4---4---4---3--/4---4---4--|--------------------------------|

D|-3--/4---4---4---3--/4---4---4--|-4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4--|

A|-1--/2---2---2---1--/2---2---2--|-4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4--|

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

 

 

___B________________________________F#_____________________________

(let chords ring...)

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___B________________________________F#______________________A______

 

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

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

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

D|-4-4-4--------------------------|-4---4---4---4---4-------7------|

A|-2-2-2--------------------------|-4---4---4---4---4-------7------|

E|--------------------------------|-2---2---2---2---2-------5------|

 

 

Main Riff and verse:

 

 

___E_______________B________________A___________________F#_________

 " God   drives the dreamless       high    way in  a   black..."

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

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

G|-9-------9---x---------------x--|--------------------------------|

D|-9-------9---x---9---9-------x--|-7-------7---7---x---4-------4--|

A|-7-------7---x---9---9-------x--|-7-------7---7---x---4-------4--|

E|-----------------7---7-------x--|-5-------5---5--(0)--2-------2--|

 

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

 

___E_______________________________________________________________

" sedan.."

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

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

G|-----------------14b16~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~r14-12-------------|

D|-2------------------------------|---------------------14\--------|

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

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

 

 

___E_______________B________________A___________________F#_________

"  picking up      survivors        preaching         to     the ..."

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

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

G|-9-------9---x---------------x--|--------------------------------|

D|-9-------9---x---9---9-------x--|-7-------7---7---x---4-------4--|

A|-7-------7---x---9---9-------x--|-7-------7---7---x---4-------4--|

E|-----------------7---7-------x--|-5-------5---5--(0)--2-------2--|

 

 

___E_______________________________________________________________

"  motel man..."

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

B|----------------------------------------------15b17~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|

G|----------------------------12-14b16r14p12-----------------------|

D|-2-------------------12-h14---------------14---------------------|

A|-2-----------12-h14-------------|--------------------------------|

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

 

 

Chorus:

 

 

___G/D_________A/D_____D____________G/D_________D__________________

"  Blazing    apostles       thieves in the night..."

e|-7-7-7-7-7---5-------5----------|-3-3-3-3-3---2------------------|

B|-8-8-8-8-8---5-------7----------|-3-3-3-3-3---3------------------|

G|-7-7-7-7-7---6-------7----------|-4-4-4-4-4---2------------------|

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

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

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

 

 

___G/D_________A/D_____D____________G______________________________

"  messengers  of  the       fall..."

e|-7-7-7-7-7---5-------5----------|-3------------------------------|

B|-8-8-8-8-8---5-------7----------|-3------------------------------|

G|-7-7-7-7-7---6-------7----------|-0------------------------------|

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

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

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

 

 

(lead guitar during chorus)

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

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

G|-----7h9p7----7~~~~~~~~~~~---9b11-9b11-9b11-9b11-9b11-9b11~~~~~~~|

D|-7h9-------9-----------------------------------------------------|

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

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

 

 

 

___G/D_________A/D_____D____________G/D_________D__________________

"  If you are need  -  ing     an   angel  of   light.. "         

e|-7-7-7-7-7---5-------5----------|-3-3-3-3-3---2------------------|

B|-8-8-8-8-8---5-------7----------|-3-3-3-3-3---3------------------|

G|-7-7-7-7-7---6-------7----------|-4-4-4-4-4---2------------------|

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

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

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

 

 

___G/D_________A/D_____D__________

" why don't you give   us     a ..."

e|-7-7-7-7-7---5-------5----------|

B|-8-8-8-8-8---5-------7----------|

G|-7-7-7-7-7---6-------7----------|

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

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

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

 

 

___G_______________________________________________________________ 

 " call... "

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

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

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

D|-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|

A|-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|

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

 

 

Riff 1:

 

 

___A_(x0222x)__________________

 

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

B|-----5~~~~~~-------------2------|-----0-----0--------------------|

G|-----4b6b4~~-----2-------2------|---0-----0-------0-----0--------|

D|-2-----------------------2------|-5-----4-------0-----0----------|

A|-0-----------0-----------0------|-------------3-----0------------|

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

 

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

 

 

Play riff 1 twice.

 

 

Then:

 

 

___Bm_(799777)______________________Bbm_(688666)___________________

 

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

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

G|-------------7h9h11~~~~~~~~~~~~~|-------------6h8h10~~~~~~~~~~~~~|

D|---------7h9--------------------|---------6h8--------------------|

A|---5h7h9------------------------|---4h6h8------------------------|

E|-7------------------------------|-6------------------------------|

 

 

___Am_(577555)_____________________________________________________

 

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

B|-7b8-----7p5--------------------|--------------------------------|

G|-------------7p5\4---5--p4~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~/16\----|

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

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

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

 

 

Riff 2:

 

 

__E_(022xxx)_______________E9_(x76777)_____________________________

 

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

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

G|-------------------------7-7-7--|--------------------------------|

D|-----2-----0-----2p0-----6-6-6--|-----2-----0-----2p0------------|

A|-------------------------7-7-7--|---------------------2p0--------|

E|-0-----------0-------0----------|-0-----------0-----------3^-----|

 

 

Repeat riff 2 during guitar solo...

 

 

Guitar solo: (I have stretched the bars for clarity...)

 

 

___E_______________________E9_____________________________________

 

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

B|12-------------------------------12-h15-p12------12-------------|

G|-14b16~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~---------------14------15-p14-p12-|

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

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

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

 

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

 

___E_______________________E9_____________________________________

 

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

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

G|-----------------12^-----------------------------14-b15-r14-----|

D|-14-------------------------------------------------------------|

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

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

 

 

___E_______________________E9_____________________________________

 

e|---------------------------------------------------------15b17~~|

B|-15b17~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~pb17r15~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~12-------------|

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

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

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

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

 

 

___E_______________________E9_____________________________________

 

e|~17~~~~~~~~~~~~~~15~~~~~~~~------12-----------------------------|

B|-------------------------------------15-p12---------------------|

G|---------------------------------------------14-p12\------------|

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

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

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

 

 

Middle part:

 

 

__A_(x022xx)___A/G#_(4x22xx)________D_(xx0232)_____________________

"  salvation   brings          a    badge   to   wear     on the...

   glad rags      of       your     soul                      just...

   keep up     with        the      payments              and we'll...

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

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

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

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

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

E|-------------4------------------|--------------------------------|

 

 

 

__Bm_(x2x43x)______________________G_(3x003x)______________________

"  make       your      misery    whole                   we've got... "

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

B|---------3-------2-------0------|---------3-------2-------0------|

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

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

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

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

 

 

Riff 3:

 

 

___F#_(2423xx)______________________G_(3534xx)_____________________

 " albums of redemption             confessions on cassette... "

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

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

G|---------2h3p2p3---------2h3p2h3----------3h4p3h4---------3h4p3h4-

D|---------2---------------2------|---------3---------------3------|

A|-4---4-----------4---4----------|-5---5-----------5---5----------|

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

 

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

 

 

___F#_(2423xx)______________________G_(3534xx)______A_5756xx)______

 " all on easy     hire from the      following      address..."

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

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

G|---------2h3p2p3---------2h3p2h3----------3h4p3h4---------5h6p5h6-

D|---------2---------------2------|---------3---------------5------|

A|-4---4-----------4---4----------|-5---5-----------7---7----------|

E|-2---2-----------2---2----------|-3---3-----------5---5----------|

 

 

 

___F#_(2423xx)______________________G_(3534xx)______E_(022xxx)_____

 " all on easy     hire from the      following      address..."

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

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

G|---------2h3p2p3---------2h3p2h3----------3h4p3h4----------------|

D|---------2---------------2------|---------3-------2--------------|

A|-4---4-----------4---4----------|-5---5-----------2--------------|

E|-2---2-----------2---2----------|-3---3-----------0--------------|

 

 

 

Repeat Chorus until.. " a wonderful... "

 

 

___G___________________________________C___________________________

"..place to go..."

e|-3------------------------------|-0------------------------------|

B|-0------------------------------|-1------------------------------|

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

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

A|-2------------------------------|-3------------------------------|

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

 

 

Repeat last two chords for keyboard solo.

 

 

Repeat from verse, additional guitar parts below.

 

___E_______________________________________________________________

"..road to hell..."

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

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

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

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

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

E|-0---3---4---------------3---4--|-0---3---4----------------------|

 

 

___E_______________________________________________________________

"..soul to sell..."

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

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

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

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

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

E|-0---0---2---0---3---0---5---3--|-0---0---2---0---3---0---5---3--|

 

 

___E________________________________________________________________

"..of the damned..."

e|-------------------------x-x-x--|-------------------------x-x-x--|

B|-------------------------x-x-x--|-------------------------x-x-x--|

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

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

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

E|-0---2---3---4-----------x-x-x--|-4---5---6---7-----------x-x-x--|

 

 

___E________________________________________________________________

"..from old Japan..."

e|-12-12-12-12-9---9---7---7---9\-|--------------------------------|

B|-12-12-12-12-9---9---7---7---9\-|--------------------------------|

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

D|--------------------------------|-0h2p0-------0h2p0--------------|

A|--------------------------------|-------2p0---------2p0----------|

E|--------------------------------|-----------------------3p0------|

 

 

Repeat chorus, then:

 

___A_______________________________________________________________

   (Guitar solo...)

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

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

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

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

A|-0---0---2---0---3--h4----------|-0---0---2---0---3--h4----------|

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

 

 

___A____________________________________G_______________D__________

 

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

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

G|-------------------------2------|-----0---------------2----------|

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

A|-0---0---2---0---3---4----------|-----x--------------------------|

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

 

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

 

(..let ring...)

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

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

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

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

A|--------------------------------|-3----------3----2----------2---|

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

 

 

___A________________________________________________________________ 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Drum solo, keybord solo and live jam follows, to end.

 

 

Lyrics:

 

 

God drives the dreamless highway in a black sedan

Picking up survivors, preaching to the motel man

 

Blazing Apostles, thieves in the night

Messengers of the fall...

If you are needing an angel of light,

Why don't you give us a call?

 

Death drives an Airflow Chrysler on the streets of man

A hit and run driver, cruising since the world began

 

Blazing Apostles, guardians of light, 

The 'phone number's on the wall...

If you are needing a devil to fight,

Why don't you give us a call?

 

Salvation brings a badge to wear

On the gladrags of your soul...

Just keep up with the payments

And we'll make your misery whole...

 

We've got albums of redemption

And confessions on cassette...

All on easy hire 

From the following address...

All on easy hire 

From the following address...

 

Blazing Apostles, 

flat 99,

South revelation row,

City of lost souls,

Land of the blind,

It's a wonderful place to go...

 

Saints on the highway, martyrs on the road to hell...

Posters make a prophet if you've got a soul to sell...

Chance of a lifetime, Join the legions of the damned...

Secrets of Egypt, Substances from old Japan...

 

Blazing Apostles, thieves in the night

Messengers of the fall...

If you are needing an angel of light,

Why don't you give us a call?

 

 

 

 

Words & Music by Bill Nelson

© Bill Nelson 2019

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