Jets At Dawn

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Jets At Dawn - Be Bop Deluxe

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Tabbed by: twilightcapers

 

From the bands debut album, Axe Victim.  

 

Tuning: EADGBe

 

| /  slide up

| \  slide down

| h  hammer-on

| p  pull-off

| ~  vibrato

| x  mute note

| b  bend

| r  relax bend

| ^  quarter note bend

| C/G chord/bass note

|(133010) chord shape

 

 

Intro: Birdsong and jet aircraft flying overhead, then...

 

Acoustic and electric guitars...

 

 

___Fmaj7add9_(133010)______________________________________________

 

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

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

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

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

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

E|-1---------------1--------------|-1----------------1-------------|

 

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

 

Verse, acoustic guitar - use thumb for notes on bottom E string, 

first finger should stay on B string, slide the chord up and down.

 

 

___G6______________Am7______________Fmaj7add9___C_______Csus4_C____ 

      " Woke this morning the war was over... "

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

B|-3-----3-3-------5-----5-5------|-1-----1-1---1------------------|

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

D|-5-----5-5-------7-----7-7------|-3-----3-3---2-------3-2-3-2-3-2|

A|-5-----5-5-------7-----7-7------|-3-----3-3---3-------3-3-3-3-3-3|

E|-3-----3-3-------5-----5-5------|-1-----1-1---x-------x-x-x-x-x-x|

 

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

 

 

Repeat until:

 

 

___Am_(x02210)_____C/G_(3x2010)_____Fmaj7add9_(133010)_____________ 

         " coming  home across the fields... "

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

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

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

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

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

E|-----------------3--------------|-1------------------------------|

 

 

Repeat verse section then:

 

___D________________________________D______________________________

         " the saving of the human race..                  jets at... "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Chorus:

 

___G_______G/F#____Em7_____D________Cadd9__________________________ 

 " dawn           trails across the sky                    silver... "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___G_______G/F#____Em7_____D________Cadd9__________________________ 

 " birds  writing words for airmens wives              who down be - "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___Em______________D________________G______________________________ 

" - low,  hang the washing   out to dry                    frilly... "

e|-0---0-----------2---2----------|-3-------3-------3-------3------|

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___C_______________D________________Fmaj7__________________________ 

 " briefs and flying helmets   in a line.. "

e|-0---0---0-------2---2---2------|-0-----------------------0------|

B|-1---1---1-------3---3---3------|-1-------0---------------1------|

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

D|-2---2---2-------0---0---0------|-3-----------------------3------|

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

E|--------------------------------|-1-----------------------1------|

 

 

Repeat chorus part.

 

Repeat from verse inc. chorus.

 

Guitar solo section...

 

Part 1:

 

(Rhythm guitar chords in brackets)

 

 

___Fm_(133111)______________________Cmaj7_(x32000)_________________ 

 

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

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

G|-------------10-12b13r12-10~~~~\|---------------9----------------|

D|--------10h12-------------------|------------------9-------------|

A|--------------------------------|--------------------10-7~~~~\---|

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

 

 

___Fm_(133111)____________________

 

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

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

G|---------10-12^r12-10--10-12~~\-|

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

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

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

 

 

(I have had to stretch these bars to fit all of the notes in)

 

__Em_(022000)___________________________________________________

 

e|-----15p12p10h12----------------------------------------------|

B|-----------------15p12p10h12----------------------------------|

G|-----------------------------14b15r14p12-14p12----14--12------|

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

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

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

 

 

___Dm_(xx0231)_______________________________

 

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

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

G|-14b16--14b16--14b16--14b16r14-12h14-12~~~-|

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

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

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

 

 

___C_(x32010)__________________________________________

 

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

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

G|-14b15r14p12-14p12--14-12----------------------------|

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

A|------------------------------14s12-10-12p10----10\--|

E|------------------------------------------12---------|

 

 

Part 2:

 

___A_______________A/G#_____________F#m_____________________E______ 

(rhythm guitar)

e|--------------------------------|-2---x-x-2---x-x-2-2-----0------|

B|-2---x-x-2---x-x-2-2-x-2-2---x-x--2---x-x-2---x-x-2-2-----0------|

G|-2---x-x-2---x-x-2-2-x-2-2---x-x--2---x-x-2---x-x-2-2-----1------|

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

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

E|-----------------4-------4------|-2---x-x-2---x-x-2-2---0-0------|

(lead guitar)

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

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

G|---------------------------11p9-|-11~~~~~~~~~~~--9/11-9----------|

D|---------------------7~~~-------|----------------------7/9-7-9---|

A|-----------------7/9------------|------------------------------9-|

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

 

 

___A_______________A/G#_____________F#m_____________________E______ 

                                     (feedback.....)

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

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

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

D|-7~~~-------9b11r9p7h9~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--------|

A|--------------------------------|---------------------------7/9--|

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

 

 

___A_______________A/G#___________

 (feedback...)

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

B|---------------10-12b13-12-10---|

G|-----------9h11--------------11-|

D|-7~~~--9h11---------------------|

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

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

 

 

(I have had to stretch these bars to fit all of the notes in...)

 

F#m__________________________________E________

 

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

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

G|-9-9h11-9------9/11-9-11p9-9--------------9-|

D|----------9^-7---------------11-9^-7-9/11---|

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

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

 

 

___A___________________A/G#___________________

 

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

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

G|-11~~~~~~~9-11-9h11p9p7-9p7p6-7--6----------|

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

A|--------------------------------------7h9---|

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

 

 

___F#m__________________________________________E________

 

e|------------------------9h12-10p9---9------------------|

B|-----------10p9--9h10h12---------12--12p10p9--10p9--9^-|

G|-9/11-9-11-----11---------------------------11----11---|

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

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

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

 

 

 

Part 3: (I haven't tabbed the rest of the guitar solo yet...)

 

 

___D_______________D/C#_____________Bm______________________A______ 

(rhythm guitar...)

e|-2-------2-------2-2---2-2------|-2-------2-------2-2-----0------|

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Play four times, fourth time as below...

 

 

___D_______________D/C#_____________Bm_____________________________ 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Part 4: acoustic and electric guitars, strum or arpeggiate...

 

 

___A_______________Asus4___________A_______________Asus4___________

 

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

B|-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-|

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

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

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

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

 

 

Then, electric guitar...

 

 

___A_______________Asus4___________A_______________Asus4___________

 

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

B|-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-|

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

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

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

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

 

 

Guitar solo fade to end...

 

Lyrics:

 

Woke this morning the war was over

The radio was singing love songs

I saw the smiles upon the soldiers

Coming home across the fields...

 

The calendar said first of August

Romance and promises of summer days

I strolled unclothed into your garden

To feel the warm sun on my face...

 

The saving of the human race...

 

Jets at dawn, trails across the sky

Silver birds writing words for airmens wives

Who down below, hang the washing out to dry

Frilly briefs and flying helmets in a line...

 

Jets at dawn, writing in the sky

Silver planes (vapour trails...)

Drawing Coca Cola signs

To advertise above the cities and the towns

Flying high across the sea beyond the clouds...

 

Said goodbye to the others

The old musicians of the past

Said hello to the young things

Oh, your songs are here to sing at last

 

Drank the wine of the new vine

Growing wild inside my heart

I saw the future age had risen

It's time to make a brand new start

 

Time to see beyond the dark...

 

Jets at dawn, trails across the sky

Silver birds writing words for airmens wives

Who down below, hang the washing out to dry

Frilly briefs and flying helmets in a line...

 

Jets at dawn, writing in the sky

Silver planes (vapour trails...)

Drawing Coca Cola signs

To advertise above the cities and the towns

Flying high across the sea beyond the clouds...

 

 

Words & Music by Bill Nelson.

© Bill Nelson 2020

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