Night Creatures

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Night Creatures - Be Bop Deluxe

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tabbed by twilightcapers

 

From the band's debut album, Axe Victim. 

 

Tuning:EADGBe

 

| /  slide up

| \  slide down

|C/G chord/bass note

|(9) optional notes

 

Intro:  Acoustic guitar. Use your thumb for the bass notes 

on the E|- string.  Slide shape up and down, let open strings ring.

 

 

___Fmaj9__________________________________________________________

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

___Cmaj7__________________________________________________________

 

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

B|/8-----------8---8-----------8-------8---8-------8---8---8---\--|

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

D|/10----------10--10----------10------10--10------10--10--10--\--|

A|/10----------10--10----------10------10--10------10--10--10--\--|

E|/8-----------8---8-----------8-------8---8-------8---8---8---\--|

 

 

Repeat, then...

 

 

Verse:  electric guitar rake chords gently, acoustic guitar strum like 

the intro part or similar.

 

 

___Bm_____________________________________________________________

                                 " Johnny       was          an... "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___Am______________________________C_______________G______________

 " actor,                   oh you must    have    known... "

e|-5-------------------------------0---------------3--------------|

B|-5-------------------------------1---------------0--------------|

G|-5-------------------------------0---------------0--------------|

D|-7-------------------------------2---------------0--------------|

A|-7-------------------------------3---------------2--------------|

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

 

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

 

 

___G_____________

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

___Bm_____________________________________________________________

                               " He wore       his new     max.. "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___Am______________________________C_______________G______________

 " factor               and nearly stole     the   show      you... "

e|-5-------------------------------0---------------3--------------|

B|-5-------------------------------1---------------0--------------|

G|-5-------------------------------0---------------0--------------|

D|-7-------------------------------2---------------0--------------|

A|-7-------------------------------3---------------2--------------|

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

 

 

___Am______________________________C/G____________________________

 " go                          and tell   him   he's     not    the... "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___F______________________________________________________________

 " only one... " 

e|-1--------------------------------------------------------------|

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

G|-2-----------------------------(-2--------------/9---------------\2-)

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

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

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

 

 

___D___________________Dsus4_______D______________________________

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Chorus:

 

 

___Fmaj9__________________________________________________________

  "Night creatures... "               

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

___Cmaj7__________________________________________________________

 " strangest features... "

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

B|/8-----------8---8-----------8-------8---8-------8---8---8---\--|

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

D|/10----------10--10----------10------10--10------10--10--10--\--|

A|/10----------10--10----------10------10--10------10--10--10--\--|

E|/8-----------8---8-----------8-------8---8-------8---8---8---\--|

 

 

___Fmaj9__________________________________________________________

 " white faces... "               

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___Cmaj7__________________________________________________________

 " and painted eyes... "                    (etc...)

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

B|/8-----------8---8-----------8-------8---8-------8---8---8---\--|

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

D|/10----------10--10----------10------10--10------10--10--10--\--|

A|/10----------10--10----------10------10--10------10--10--10--\--|

E|/8-----------8---8-----------8-------8---8-------8---8---8---\--|

 

 

 

Repeat chorus and verse parts.

 

Repeat chorus to end.

 

 

Lyrics:

 

 

Johnny was an actor, oh you must have known

He wore his new max factor, 

Nearly stole the show, you go 

And tell him he's not the only one.

 

Night creatures, strangest features

white faces and painted eyes

Tongue teasers, oh you young decievers

Night creatures on your heels so high...

 

Angel was a dancer, with a mean guitar

Played the big romancer

Like a movie star,too far

Burning the film behind his eyes

 

Night creatures, strangest features

white faces and painted eyes

Tongue teasers, oh you young decievers

Night creatures on your heels so high...

 

Girly Jane was lonely, 

She gave me such a fright

Well all her jewels were phoney

But they looked as nice as ice

freezing the light behind the stairs...

 

Night creatures, strangest features

white faces and painted eyes

Tongue teasers, oh you young decievers

Night creatures on your heels so high...

 

 

Words & Music by Bill Nelson

© Bill Nelson 2019

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon