Electrical Language

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Electrical Language - Be Bop Deluxe

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Tabbed by twilightcapers

 

First track from Drastic Plastic, circa 1977/78.  

Some nice little guitar solo's hidden in here. 

Tuning: EADGBe

 

| /  slide up

| \  slide down

| s  slur (very quick slide with emphasis on the last note)

| h  hammer-on

| p  pull-off

| b  bend

| ^  slight or quarter-tone bend

| r  relax bend

| pb pre-bend note to pitch

| ~  vibrato

| +  harmonic

| x  Mute note

|(0) optional note

 

Intro:  Drums and synths, C# chord (x466xx)

 

 

Vocal part: 00:29

 

 

___F#_(244322)_____________________________________________________

1)   " I   speak to you    through electrical       language,

2)     sometimes you hear me when our frequencies meet...

3)     you try to listen but you don't understand it,

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___F#______________________________________________________________ 

4)     turn up the rhythm and you'll pick up the beat. "

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

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

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

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

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

E|-2------------------------------|-----------------------------6-h8-

 

 

Guitar solo 1:

 

___D#_(x6888x)______________________Cm_(x3554x)____________________ 

00.43

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

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

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

D|--------------------------------|-------------10~----------------|

A|-6-------6-------6-------6---8^~~-----8---6-----------8^--6------|

E|-----8-------8-------8----------|-----------------------------6-h8-

 

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

 

 

___D#_(x6888x)______________________Cm_(x3554x)____________________

 

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

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

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

D|--------------------------------|-------------10~~~~~~-----------|

A|-6-------6-------6-------6---8^~~-----8---6----------------------|

E|-----8-------8-------8----------|-----------------------------6-h8-

 

 

___D#_(x6888x)______________________Cm_(x3554x)____________________

 

e|--------------------------------|-------------11~~---------------|

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

G|-------------------------8---10^~-----10--8-----------10^~8------|

D|---------8-------8---8h10-------|--------------------------------|

A|-6---8h10----8h10---------------|--------------------------------|

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

 

 

___D#_(x6888x)______________________C#_(x4666x)____________________

 

e|------8-------------------------|--------------------------------|

B|-11--8-11p8--8------------------|--------------------------------|

G|-----------10-11-10-8----10p8---|-10^r10p8-10~~---8--------------|

D|----------------------10-----10-|-------------------10-8---------|

A|--------------------------------|-------------------------10-9-8-|

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

 

 

___F#_______________________________F#_____________________________ 

                              (rake chord slightly...)

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

___F#__________________________________________________________________

 

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

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

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

D|-4------------------------------|-----------------4---6--/8------|----

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

E|-2------------------------------|-2---4--/6----------------------|----

 

 

Repeat Vocal section.

 

Synth solo, over C# chord (x4666x)

 

 

Guitar solo 2:

 

01:34

 

___D#_(x6888x)______________________Cm_(x3554x)____________________

 

e|-11~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-----10----|--------------------------------|

B|-----------------------------11~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~----9p8--------|

G|--------------------------------|-------------------------10--8--|

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

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

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

 

 

___D#_(x6888x)______________________Cm_(x3554x)____________________

 

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

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

G|-10/12~~~~~~~~~~~--------12s10-8---------------------------------|

D|--------------------------------|-10~~~~~~~~~~~~~~---------------|

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

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

 

 

___D#_(x6888x)______________________Cm_(x3554x)____________________

 

e|--------------------------------|-------------------------11--13~~

B|-------------------------11--13~~-----11--13p11---11--13---------|

G|-----8---10p8----8--10/12-------|--------------12----------------|

D|-8h10--------10-----------------|--------------------------------|

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

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

 

 

___D#_(x6888x)______________________C#_(x4666x)____________________

 

e|-13b15---13b15--13b15--13b15r13p11h13~~---11---------------------|

B|--------------------------------|-------------13~~~~~~~~~~11\----|

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

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

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

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

 

 

Repeat vocal section, with this riff.

 

___F#______________________________________________________________ 

Riff:

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

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

G|-2h3----------------------------|-2h3----------------------------|

D|-----4-------2~~~----4----------|-----4---------------2-3-4------|

A|--------------------------------|-------------2-3-4--------------|

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

 

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

 

 

Guitar solo 3:

 

02:38

 

___D#_(x6888x)______________________Cm_(x3554x)____________________

 

e|-11------11~~~~~~~~~~----10-----|--------------------------------|

B|-----------------------------11~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~----9p8--------|

G|--------------------------------|-------------------------10~p8--|

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

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

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

 

 

___D#_(x6888x)______________________Cm_(x3554x)____________________

 

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

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

G|-10~/12~~~~~~~~~~--------12\10p8---------------------------------|

D|--------------------------------|-10~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-------|

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

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

 

 

___D#_(x6888x)______________________Cm_(x3554x)____________________

 

e|-----------------------------8--|--------------------------------|

B|--------------------------------|-11-8--8------------------------|

G|-----------------8~~h10~b12-----|-----10--10-8----10-8-----------|

D|---------8---10-----------------|-------------10-8----10-8-10-8~~~

A|-8~~h10-------------------------|--------------------------------|

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

 

 

___D#_(x6888x)______________________C#_(x4666x)____________________

 

e|-----11b13~~~----11-8-----------|--------------------------------|

B|----------------------11-8----8-|--------------------------------|

G|---------------------------10---|-11-10-8-----10-8---------------|

D|--------------------------------|---------10------10-8-----------|

A|--------------------------------|----------------------10-9\-----|

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

 

 

Synth plays over F# chord (244xxx)

 

 

Repeat Vocal part.

 

Synth solo over F# chord (244xxx)

 

 

Guitar solo 4:

 

03:35

 

___F#______________________________________________________________ 

 

e|--------------------------------|-------------9~~~----7---6h7p6-6-

B|-----------------------------7---6h7p6-------------------------9-|

G|---------------------6--h8------|-----8--p6----------------------|

D|---------4--h6--/8--------------|--------------------------------|

A|-4--h6--------------------------|--------------------------------|

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

 

 

___F#______________________________________________________________

 

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

B|-9-7-6---6----------------------|--------------------------------|

G|-------8---8-h10-p6-h8---6\4-4\3--4p3-4p3-4p3-4p3-4p3-4p3-4p3----|

D|-----------------------8----6---|-----------------------------4--|

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

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

 

 

___F#______________________________________________________________ 

 

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

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

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

D|-------------4~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~/--------------|

A|-4--\2---1----------------------|--------------------------------|

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

 

 

___F#______________________________________________________________ 

 

e|-----------------14-------------|--------------------------------|

B|---------17b19~----17p14----14--|--------------------------------|

G|-------------------------16----17-16p14---16-14------------------|

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

A|--------------------------------|--------------------16-15-14\13~~

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

 

 

___F#______________________________________________________________ 

 

e|--------------------------------|---------------------21~~-------|

B|--------------------------------|---------19--21~b23~~----21b23~~~

G|--------------------------------|-18--20-------------------------|

D|-16~~~~~~~~~~--------16--18-/20-|--------------------------------|

A|-------------16-/18-------------|--------------------------------|

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

 

 

___F#______________________________________________________________ 

 

e|-21~~--------21~~--------21~~---|-----21~~--------21~~-----------|

B|-----21b23~~~----21b23~~~----21b23~~~~----21b23~~~----21b23r21p19~

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

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

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

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

 

 

___F#______________________________________________________________ 

 

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

B|--------------------------------|---------21b23~~-23--21---------|

G|-20~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~------------------------20\----|

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

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

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

 

 

04:00

 

___F#______________________________________________________________

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___F#______________________________________________________________

|

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___F#______________________________________________________________ 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Ending: Synth, arr.for guitar...

 

___F#______________________________________________________________ 

 

e|-----14--13--11-----------------|--------------------------------|

B|-----------------14--12--11-----|--------------------------------|

G|-----------------------------13-|-11--11--10---------------------|

D|--------------------------------|-------------13--11--9----------|

A|--------------------------------|-------------------------13--11-|

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

 

___F#______________________________________________________________ 

 

e|-----14--13--11-----------------|--------------------------------|

B|-----------------14--12--11-----|--------------------------------|

G|-----------------------------13-|-11--11--10---------------------|

D|--------------------------------|-------------13--11--9----------|

A|-9------------------------------|-------------------------13--11-|

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

 

 

Repeat and fade out...

 

 

Words & Music by Bill Nelson

© Bill Nelson 2019

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