Orphans Of Babylon

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Orphans Of Babylon - Be Bop Deluxe

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Tabbed by twilightcapers

 

First track on the 'Modern Music' album.  

Mostly acoustic guitars, with some electric parts, I've tabbed some basic chords here. Listen to the song to get the strumming pattern just right, but it's fairly conventional.

 

 

Tuning:EADGBe

 

| /  slide up

| \  slide down

| h  hammer-on

| p  pull-off

| ~  vibrato

| +  harmonic

| x  Mute note

| G/F# chord/bass note

 

 

Intro:

___________D_____Dadd9_D_______G________________A_______A_Asus4_A___

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

Repeat a few times then,

 

Verse: strum quite freely

 

___D___________________A_______G____________________________________

          "Ma - rooned in      babylon..."

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

___D___________________A_______G____________________________________

          "Thrill  seekers     on the run..."

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___A___________________________Bm_______________A___________________

          "We're   hiding      from        the  sun..."

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___G________________________________G___________G/F#________Em______

 "tonight..."

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

Repeat verse then:

 

___Em_(022000)______________________Bm_(x24432)_____________________

             "The airships cross the sky..."

 

 

___G_(3x0003)______________D_(xx0232)_______________________________

           "in    silent   queues..."

 

 

___Em_(022000)______________________Bm_(x24432)_____________________

             "They fly their   mes-sage high...                 to..."

 

 

___G_(3x0003)______________A_(x02220)_______________________________

  "read  the   daily       news..."

 

 

 

___Bm_(x24432)______________________G_(3X0003)__________A_(X02220)__

  "Nothing     here    is      certain..."          (repeat etc)

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

Repeat from verse until:

 

__A__________________________Bm_____________________________________

"..........we've...got no....alibis..."

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___G___________G/F#________Em___________D___________D/C#____Bm______

" tonight..."

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

Repeat this last part a few times, then, to finish:

 

___A___________________________Asus4____________________________A___

" tonight......."

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

B|-2---------------------------3-3--3---------------------------5-5-|

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

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

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

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

 

___A_____________________________A7____________________________D____

" tonight......."

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

B|-5--------------------------8-8--8---------------------------7-7--|

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

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

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

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

 

___D___________A/D_____________G/D______________D___________________

" tonight......."

e|-5-----------5-5-5-----------3--|-----3-------2---2---------------|

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

G|-7-----------6-6-6-----------4--|-----4-------2---2---------------|

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

Words & Music by Bill Nelson

© Bill Nelson 2020

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