Maid In Heaven

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Maid In Heaven - Be Bop Deluxe

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Tabbed by twilightcapers

 

From the Futurama album and a live favourite, one of their most popular songs.

This tab is based on the live version, but the studio version is similar.

I think most of the info you need is in there somewhere.

 

 

Tuning: EADGBe

 

| /  slide up

| \  slide down

|A/D chord/bass note or chord inversion

| h  hammer-on

| p  pull-off

| b  bend

| pb pre-bend

| ^  quarter-tone bend

| r  relax bend

| ~  vibrato or sustain

| v  whammy dips

 

 

Intro:

 

 

___F____________________________________D_______A__________________

       (v = whammy bar dips...)

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

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

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

D|-3~~~v~~~v~~~v~~~v~~~v~~~v~~~v~~|-----0-------2------------------|

A|-3~~~v~~~v~~~v~~~v~~~v~~~v~~~v~~|-------------0------------------|

E|-1~~~v~~~v~~~v~~~v~~~v~~~v~~~v~~|--------------------------------|

 

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

 

 

Twice and then:

 

 

__F_________________________________G________________

       (v = whammy bar dips...)

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

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

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

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

A|-3~~~v~~~v~~~v~~~v~~~v~~~v~~~v~~|-5~~~v~~~v~~~v~~~v~~~-----------|

E|-1~~~v~~~v~~~v~~~v~~~v~~~v~~~v~~|-3~~~v~~~v~~~v~~~v~~~-----------|

 

 

 

___D____________________________________A/D_____G/D________________

 

e|-10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10-|-----9-------7---7--------------|

B|-10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10-|-----10------8---8--------------|

G|-11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11-|-----9-------7---7--------------|

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

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

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

 

 

Alternatively play the lead part below. 

 

 

___D______________________________________________________________

 

e|-12-p10------14-p10------12-p10------14-p10------12-p10------10-|

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

_______A/D_________________G/D____________________________________

 

e|-h14------------------------------------------------------------|

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

G|---------10-----h11---------------------------------------------|

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

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

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

 

 

___D______________________________________________________________

 

e|-12-p10------14-p10------12-p10------14-p10------12-p10------10-|

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

________A/D________________G/D___________________________________

 

e|-h14-----------------------------------------------------------|

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

G|---------10------h11-------------------------------------------|

D|-------------------------9~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-----------------|

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

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

 

 

Then:

 

 

___D_______________A________________G_______________Bm_____________

(Rhythm Guitar...)

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

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

G|-2---2-----------2---2----------|-0---0-----------4---4----------|

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

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

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

(Lead guitar)

e|--------------------------------|-------------------------17b19~~|

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

G|----------------------------------14~~~~~~~--14h16---------------|

D|-----------------12~~~~~~~---14h16-------------------------------|

A|-12~~~~~~~--12h14------------------------------------------------|

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

 

 

Main riff: (use first finger as a barre across 2nd fret throughout, and 

pull off with 2nd and 3rd fingers)

 

 

___A_______D___A___D___A_______D________A___D___A___D___A__________

(Rhythm Guitar...)

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

B|-2-------3--p2---3--p2-------3-------p2---3--p2---3--p2----------|

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

D|-2-------4--p2---4--p2-------4-------p2---4--p2---4--p2----------|

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

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

(Lead guitar)

e|-17~~~~~~~~-15p14----------14h15-17p15p14--14--------------------|

B|-----------------17~~~~~~~------|--------17---17--15~~~~~~~------|

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

___A_______D___A___D___A_______D________A___D___A___D___A__________

(Rhythm Guitar...)

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

B|-2-------3--p2---3--p2-------3-------p2---3--p2---3--p2----------|

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

D|-2-------4--p2---4--p2-------4-------p2---4--p2---4--p2----------|

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

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

(Lead guitar)

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

B|-15~~~~--14h15p14---------------|--------------------------------|

G|---------14------16~~~~--14~~~~--16p14--14-----------------------|

D|--------------------------------|-----16--16\14p12--14p12----12\-|

A|--------------------------------|-------------------------14-----|

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

 

 

 

Verse section: 

 

 

___D___________________A_______G__________________(...mute + wah...)

     " She's a maid   in     heaven... "

e|-----------------------------3--|-----------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___Bm__________F#m_____________Bm_______A_______G__________________

   " He's      a knight on the tiles    a       bat out of... "

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

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

G|-4-----------2---2-----------4--|-----2-------0---0--------------|

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

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

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

 

 

___D________________________________________G________________________

 " hell,   oh well!                 ...It's just a question of... "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

(riff 2)

 

 

"..style "

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

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

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

D|-0--h4---------------2----------------0-------------------0--h2--|

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

D|-0--h4---------------2----------------0-------------------0--h2--|

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

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

 

 

 

Repeat verse section, then:

 

 

(riff, second time)

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

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

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

D|-0--h4---------------2----------------0-------------------0--h2--|

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

__Em_______________G___________D____________________D______________

 " I...........................know... "

e|-0---------------3-----------2--|-----2----------/5-------5\-----|

B|-0---------------0-----------3--|-----3----------/7-------7\-----|

G|-0---------------0-----------2--|-----2----------/7-------7\-----|

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

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

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

 

 

 

___Em______________G___________D________D_______A______

      " ..It's not easy   to   live     this    way... "

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

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

G|-0---------------0-----------2--|-----2-------2-------4b6r4p2----|

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

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

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

 

 

 

___Em______________G___________D________________A__________________

      " Just   an  hour and  a fleet -  ing     kiss   'til the... "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___G______________________________

 " mor............................. "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

(Main riff:)

 

___A_______D___A___D___A_______D________A___D___A___D___A__________

 " ning... "

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

B|-2-------3--p2---3--p2-------3-------p2---3--p2---3--p2----------|

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

D|-2-------4--p2---4--p2-------4-------p2---4--p2---4--p2----------|

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

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

 

 

___A_______D___A___D___A_______D________A___D___A___D___A__________

 

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

B|---------3--p2---3--p2-------3-------p2---3--p2---3--p2----------|

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

D|-2-------4--p2---4--p2-------4-------p2---4--p2---4--p2----------|

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

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

 

 

Repeat verse until:

 

(" Was made in heaven for...)

 

 

___D____________________________________G__________________________

"  you...                           was made in heaven for..."

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

..Repeat three times and then: 

 

(riff 2...)

 

 " You... "                            

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

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

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

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

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

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

        

 

___D______________________________

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___D______________________________

 

e|/10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10-|

B|/10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10-|

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

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

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

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

 

 

Repeat this next part three times...

 

___D____________________________________A/D_____G/D________________

 

e|-10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10-|-----9-------7---7--------------|

B|-10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10-|-----10------8---8--------------|

G|-11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11-|-----9-------7---7--------------|

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

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

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

 

 

...alternatively play guitar solo below...

 

 

e|---12b14---12b14---12b14---12b14--12--10-------------------------|

B|------------------------------------------10---------------------|

G|----------------------------------------------10-h11-------------|

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

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

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

 

 

e|---17b19--pb19r17---17b19-------|

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Then, a BIG finish...

 

 

___D______________________________

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

___D_______A/C#____G/B_____A_______G________D/F#____Em__D_!!!!_____

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Alternative finish...

 

 

___D______________________________

 

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

B|-10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10-|

G|-11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11-|

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

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

E|-10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10-|

 

 

 

___D_______A/C#____G/B_____A________G_______D/F#____Em__D_!!!______ 

 

e|-10------9-------7-------5------|-3-------2----------------------|

B|-10------10------8-------5------|-3-------3-----------3----------|

G|-11------9-------7-------6------|-4-------2-----------2----------|

D|-12------12------9-------7------|-5-------4-------2---0----------|

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

E|-10------9-------7-------5------|-3-------2-------0--------------|

 

 

 

Lyrics:

 

She's a maid in heaven

He's a knight on the tiles

A bat out of hell, oh well!

It's just a question of style...

 

It's a time for giving

In the two-star hotel 

Where breakfast in bed, per head

Is just the price of a smile...

 

I know 

It's not easy to live this way

Just an hour and a fleeting kiss 

'til the morning.

 

Silent night of wonders

Day breaks through the door

So broken and torn, reborn

Two shadows thrown on the floor.

 

Hold me now go lightly

Take the rough with the smooth

A token of love, my love

Was made in heaven for you.

 

 

Words & Music by Bill Nelson

© Bill Nelson 2019

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