Lovers Are Mortal

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Lovers Are Mortal - Be Bop Deluxe

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Tabbed by twilightcapers

Tuning: EADGBe

 

|(133211) chord shape

| /  slide up

| \  slide down

| b  bend

| r  release bend

| h  hammer-on

| p  pull-off

| ~  vibrato

| +  harmonic

| x  Mute note

| Eb/G chord/bass note

|(3) optional note

 

 

Intro: 

 

Strum freely, I've just highlighted the accents.  It's a 12/8 feel.

 

___Em______________Em7/G____________Cmaj7/G________________________

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

"In the.."

 

___Em______________Em7/G____________Cmaj7/G________________________

  "Back  of   your car    where the light from the stars..." (etc)

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___D_______________Dsus4_D_____Dsus4_

  "Lovers     like us   have   to..."

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___Am______________Asus2____________Am______________Asus2__________

  "Do..."

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Repeat verse more or less the same until:

 

___Am______________Asus2____________A______________________________

  "Dark.."

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

B|-1---------------0--------------|-2------------------------------|

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

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

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

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

 

 

Chorus:

 

___D_______________D/C#_____________Bm______________D______________

  "Lovers  are     mortal     their hearts are the size of night..." 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___A_______________________________________________________________

  "clouds..."

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Repeat last four bars, then:

 

___Bm______________G5_______________Bm______________G5_____________

  "Lovers    are   losers     and   who knows   the bruises they..."

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___D________________________________E______________________________

  "Bear..."

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___G5_______________________________D______________________________

  "Lovers  are     mortal    as     frail    as the breath that they..." 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___G5______________G5________C______D______________________________

  "Share..."

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

Repeat intro chord sequence, finish on Cmaj7/G.

 

___Em______________Em7/G____________Cmaj7/G________________________

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Charlie's iconic bass line at the end...

 

G|-9---9---7---7---5---5------------------------------------------|

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

A|-----------------------------------------7---7--\3--------------|

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

 

 

Words & Music by Bill Nelson

© Bill Nelson 2020

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