Like An Old Blues

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Like An Old Blues - Be Bop Deluxe

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Tabbed by twilightcapers

From the Sunburst Finish album, more alternate picking and legato frenzies! 

 

Tuning: EADGBe

 

 

| /  slide up

| \  slide down

| s  very rapid slide, sounds like one note

| h  hammer-on

| p  pull-off

| ~  vibrato or sustain

| +  harmonic

| x  Mute note

| b  bend

| r  relax bend

| pb pre-bend

| ^  quarter tone bend

| (x7678x) chord shape

 

Intro:

 

___________________________________________________________________________

 

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

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

G|------------------------------------|-------------------------2--5p4p2---|

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

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

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

 

 

___A________________________________D______________________________________

 

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

B|----------5b7~~r5~----------------3-|------------------------------------|

G|-2--------------------------------2-|----------------2--5-p2-----5-p2----|

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

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

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

 

 

___A________________________________D______________________________________

 

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

B|----------5b7~~r5~----------------3-|------------------------------------|

G|-2--------------------------------2-|-------------------------2--5p4p2---|

D|-2--------------------------------0-|----------------2--2-h4-----------4-|

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

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

 

 

___A________________________________D______________________________________

 

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

B|----------5b7~~r5~----------------3-|------------------------------------|

G|-2--------------------------------2-|----------------2--5-p2-----5-p2----|

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

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

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

 

 

___A________________________________D______________________________________

 

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

B|----------5b7~~r5~----------------3-|------------------------------------|

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

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

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

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

 

Verse:

 

___A____________________________________D________C________G/B_______G______

                   " laughing at    me... "

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

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

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

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

A|-0-----0--0-----0--0-----0--0-----0-|-5--------3--------2----------------|

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

 

 

___D________________________________G______________________________________

                " Those pictures you said were strange... "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___A____________________________________D________C________G/B_______G______

                 " out of tune,  out of key... "

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

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

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

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

A|-0-----0--0-----0--0-----0--0-----0-|-5--------3--------2----------------|

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

 

 

___D________________________________G______________________________________

       " It's such a shame that you never quite see                you... "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___E9___________________________________D6/9_______________________________

 " always   put  the blame on           me                      I'm like an... "

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

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

G|-7----------------------------------|-4----------------------------------|

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

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

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

 

 

Chorus: (rhythm chords in brackets...)

 

___F#m_(244222)_________________________D_(xx0232)_________________________

 " old             blues      that  you never          use        going... "

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

B|------------------------------------|--------------------------5b7~~~~~~~~~

G|--------------------------4b6~~~~~~~~r4~~--------------------------------|

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

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

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

 

 

___Bm_(x24432)__________________________G_(320033)_________________________

 " out   of style             and   its not  worthwhile         any     more..."

e|--------------------------5b7~~~~~~~~r5~~--------------------------------|

B|~r5~~-------------------------------|------------------------------------|

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

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

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

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

 

 

___D_(xx0232)______________________________________________________________

Riff:                                                            " any... "

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

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

G|-------4-----2----6s4----2----------|------------------------------------|

D|------------------6s4----2-----4----|-2h4---2----------------------------|

A|-------------------------------4----|-2h4---2-----4----4s2----0----------|

E|------------------------------------|-------------4----4s2----------2----|

 

 

___A________________________________D______________________________________

 " more... "

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

B|----------5b7~~r5~----------------3-|------------------------------------|

G|-2--------------------------------2-|----------------2--5-p2-----5-p2----|

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

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

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

 

 

Repeat Intro Part.

 

Repeat verse.

 

Repeat chorus:

 

Repeat intro.

 

 

Guitar solo, rhythm chords:

 

 

___B5_______B6_______B5_______B6________B5_______B6_______B5_______E5______

 

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

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

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

D|-4-----4--6-----4--4-----4--6-----4-|-4-----4--6-----4--4--------2-------|

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

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

 

 

___G5_______G6____G5__________G6____G5___________G6____G5_______F#5___F5___

 

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

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

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

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

A|-5-----5--7-----5--5-----5--7-----5---5-----5--7-----5--5-----4-----3----|

E|-3-----3--3-----3--3-----3--3-----3-|-3-----3--3-----3--3-----2-----1----|

 

 

___E_______________________________________________________________________

 

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

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

G|-1----------------------------------|------------------------------------|

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

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

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

 

 

solo: 01:25

 

___B5_______B6_______B5_______B6________B5_______B6_______B5_______E5______   

   (b = bend, r = return to pitch, ^ = slight bend, ~~ = sustain/vibrato)

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

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

G|-9b11~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~r9~~~~~~~---7^~~~~~~~~~~~~|

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

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

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

 

 

___B5_______B6_______B5_______B6________B5_______B6_______B5_______E5______

 

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

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

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

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

A|-------9--8--7-----7--5-------------|-5^---------------------------------|

E|----------------10-------7--5--6--7-|-------7~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~---------|

 

 

 

           (/ & \ = slide up/down, h = hammer-on, p = pull-off)

 

___B5_______B6_______B5_______B6________B5_______B6_______B5_______E5______

             

e|------7/10~~~~~~~~p9p7--7------10---|------------------------------------|

B|----------------------9---10p9----7--------------------------------------|

G|-------------------------------------7\6-7p6-------------------6-7p6---6-|

D|------------------------------------|--------9h11-9p7\6---6h7h9------9---|

A|------------------------------------|-------------------9----------------|

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

 

 

               (s = slur: rapid slide, sounds like one note)

 

___B5_______B6_______B5_______B6________B5_______B6_______B5_______E5______

 

e|----------10----------------------7-|------------------------------------|

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

G|-8~~~/11-------------------11s9~~---|-7^---------------------------------|

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

A|------------------------------------|-------------9--8--7-\5-h7-p5-------|

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

 

 

___G5_______G6____G5__________G6____G5___________G6____G5_______F#5___F5___

01:40

e|-------------------------------10-8-|-7----------------------------------|

B|-------------------8--7-------------|---10-12-p10p8----8-----------------|

G|----------0-h4-p0--------9--7-------|--------------9h11-11p9h11-9b10^r9p7~

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

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

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

 

 

__E____________________________________________________________________________

 

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

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

G|~9~~------7h9p7p6~h7~p6~\4~h6~p4~\2~~~4~p2~h4~/6~p4~h6~/7~p6~h7~/9b11r9b11r9~~

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

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

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

 

         (Double stop, two notes at the same time)

___A_______________________________________________________________________

01:46  

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

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

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

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

A|(0)---------------------------------|------------------------------------|

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

 

Repeat last two bars.

 

Continues; " you... "

 

___Bm9______________________________A__________________F#m_________________

 " send your dirty   words   to     me                               you're... "

e|----------------9-----------------5-|----------------2-------------------|

B|----------------7-----------------5-|----------------2-------------------|

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

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

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

E|-7--------------------------------5-|----------------2-------------------|

 

 

___G____________________________________A__________________________________

 " having a ball               with the men of the law             but the... "

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

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

G|-4----------------------------------|-6----------------------------------|

D|-5----------------------------------|-7----------------------------------|

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

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

 

 

___Bm9______________________________A__________________F#m_________________

 " poet     and his  pen   are      free                            there's... "

e|----------------9-----------------5-|----------------2-------------------|

B|----------------7-----------------5-|----------------2-------------------|

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

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

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

E|-7--------------------------------5-|----------------2-------------------|

 

 

___Bm________________C#m____________D_____________________E________________

 " nothing  you  can do   that will ever         bring me to my      knees... "

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

B|-3-----------------5--------------7-|-------------------9----------------|

G|-4-----------------6--------------7-|-------------------9----------------|

D|-4-----------------6--------------7-|-------------------9----------------|

A|-2-----------------4--------------5-|-------------------7----------------|

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

 

 

Repeat intro:

 

Repeat verse, more or less the same, until: " I'm just an... "

 

___F#m7sus4_(244200)____________________D_(xx0232)_________________________

 " old            blues       that you  never          use,        going... "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___Bm_(x24432)__________________________G_(3x0033)_________________________

 " out   of       style       and  it's not   worthwhile        anymore... "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___D_(xx0232)______________________________________________________________

Riff:                                                             " any... "

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

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

G|-------4-----2----6s4----2----------|------------------------------------|

D|------------------6s4----2-----4----|-2h4---2----------------------------|

A|-------------------------------4----|-2h4---2-----4----4s2----0----------|

E|------------------------------------|-------------4----4s2----------2----|

 

 

___A________________________________D______________________________________

 " more... "

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

B|----------5b7~~r5~----------------3-|------------------------------------|

G|-2--------------------------------2-|----------------2--5-p2-----5-p2----|

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

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

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

 

 

Repeat intro. 

 

Harmonica solo.

 

2nd guitar solo:

 

 

___G______________________________________________________G_____F#____F____

03:08

e|----6-----------------------------3-|------------------------------------|

B|------8~~~~~~~~~---6----------------|------------------------------------|

G|0/7------------------7\5~~~~~~~-----|-3^----------------3-----3----------|

D|------------------------------------|----------5--3--5-----5-----5~~-----|

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

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

 

 

___E_______________________________________________________________________

 

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

B|-------------12----15-12----12------|------------------------------------|

G|-----14b16---------------14----15-14|-12----14-12------------------------|

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

A|------------------------------------|-------------------14-13-12\11~~~~~~|

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

 

 

Ending:

 

____________A_____E/A_______________D/A________________C/A_______________B/A_

03:16

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

B|----------10----9-----------9-----7-|----------7-----5-----------5-----4~~~~

G|----------9-----9-----------9-----7-|----------7-----5-----------5-----4~~~~

D|----------11----9-----------9-----7-|----------7-----5-----------5-----4~~~~

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

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

 

 

Words & Music by Bill Nelson

© Bill Nelson 2019

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