Third Floor Heaven

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Third Floor Heaven - Be Bop Deluxe

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Tabbed by twilightcapers

From the debut album Axe Victim. Lots of muted choppy ryhthms here.

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 and main riff:

 

___E_______________________B________A______________________________

 

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

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

G|-9----9--9----------------------|--------------------------------|

D|-9----9--9-------x-x-x-x-7h9-x-x--7-----7-7\--------------x-x-x-x-

A|-7----7--7-------x-x-x-x-7h9-x-x--7-----7-7\--------------x-x-x-x-

E|-----------------x-x-x-x-7---x-x--5-----5-5\--------------x-x-x-x-

 

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

 

 

 

___E_______________________B________A______________________________

 

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

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

G|-9----9--9----------------------|--------------------------------|

D|-9----9--9-------x-x-x-x-7h9-x-x--7-----7-7\--------------x-x-x-x-

A|-7----7--7-------x-x-x-x-7h9-x-x--7-----7-7\--------------x-x-x-x-

E|-----------------x-x-x-x-7---x-x--5-----5-5\--------------x-x-x-x-

(lead Guitar...)

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

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

G|-7b9-----7b9-----7b9-----7b9----|--------------------------------|

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

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

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

 

 

Riff changes slightly now and during chorus:

 

___E_______________________B________A_______________________B______

 

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

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

G|-9----9--9----------------------|--------------------------------|

D|-9----9--9-------x-x-x-x-7h9-x-x--7-----7-7-------x-x-x-x-7h9-x-x-

A|-7----7--7-------x-x-x-x-7h9-x-x--7-----7-7-------x-x-x-x-7h9-x-x-

E|-----------------x-x-x-x-7---x-x--5-----5-5-------x-x-x-x-7---x-x-

(lead guitar...)

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

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

G|-7b9-----7b9-----7b9-----7b9----|-9b11----9b11-------------------|

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

___E_______________________B________A_______________________B______

 

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

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

G|-9----9--9----------------------|--------------------------------|

D|-9----9--9-------x-x-x-x-7h9-x-x--7-----7-7-------x-x-x-x-7h9-x-x-

A|-7----7--7-------x-x-x-x-7h9-x-x--7-----7-7-------x-x-x-x-7h9-x-x-

E|-----------------x-x-x-x-7---x-x--5-----5-5-------x-x-x-x-7---x-x-

(lead guitar...)

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

B|-10------10---------------------|-13------13---------------------|

G|-12b14---12b14------------------|-15b17---15b17------------------|

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

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

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

 

 

Verse:  " He's been... "

 

___E_______________________B________A_______________________B______

 " sa   -  ving,       selling everything he didn't need,   such a ... "

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

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

G|-9----9--9----------------------|--------------------------------|

D|-9----9--9-------x-x-x-x-7h9-x-x--7-----7-7-------x-x-x-x-7h9-x-x-

A|-7----7--7-------x-x-x-x-7h9-x-x--7-----7-7-------x-x-x-x-7h9-x-x-

E|-----------------x-x-x-x-7---x-x--5-----5-5-------x-x-x-x-7---x-x-

 

 

Continues with same riff...

 

 

___E_______________________B________A_______________________B______

 " shy boy,                with a   secret up his sleeve.   He's a... "

 

 

___E_______________________B________A_______________________B______

 " strange one,            never    bothers with the girls. Heard him... "

 

 

___E_______________________B________A______________________________

 " swear once,       at least I  thought I heard him curse, someone had... "

 

 

___G#_(466xxx)______________________D_(xx0232)_____________________

 " Called him queer,     yes one of those my dear, they're all the... "

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

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

G|-------------6~^r6p4------------|---------------------2~~~-------|

D|---------------------6~~~~~~~~~~~\0-----------0---/4-------------|

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

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

 

 

___A_______________A/G#_____________A/F#____________A/E____________

 " same, one-hand lovers...

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

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

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

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

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

E|-----------------4--------------|-2---------------0--------------|

 

 

Repeat verse, more or less the same.

 

Chorus:

 

___A_______________A/G#_____________A/F#____________A/E____________

         " Third   floor   heaven   call at seven, leave your money on the... "

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

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

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

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

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

E|-----------------4--------------|-2---------------0--------------|

 

 

___D_(xx0232)______________________________________________________

 " shelf... "

e|---------3------2h3p2-----------|--------------------------------|

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

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

D|-0------------------------------|-5---4---5------4/5--4---2---0--|

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

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

 

 

Repeat 3 times, then:

 

___F#m______________________________C______________________________

         " She will break  your     heart... "

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

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

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

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

A|-4------------------------------|-3------------------------------|

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

 

 

___F#m______________________________G______________________________

         " She will break  your     heart... "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___G________________________________E______________________________

         " She will break  your     heart... "

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

B|-------------3-------3----------|-x\x\x\x\x\x\x\x\x\x\x\x\x\x\x\x\

G|---------0---------------0------|-x\x\x\x\x\x\x\x\x\x\x\x\x\x\x\x\

D|-----0-----------------------0--|-x\x\x\x\x\x\x\x\x\x\x\x\x\x\x\x\

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

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

 

 

Repeat main riff more or less the same.

 

Guitar solo:

 

___E_______________________B________A______________________________

01:41

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

B|-7-------7-------10------10-----|-13------13------15------15-----|

G|-9b11----9b11----12b14---12b14--|-15b17---15b17---17b19---17b19--|

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

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

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

 

 

___E_______________________B________A______________________________

 

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

B|-17~~~\-------------------------|---------/----------------------|

G|-19b21\-------------------------|---------/----------------------|

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

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

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

 

 

___E_______________________B________A______________________________

 

e|-------------------17-----------|--------------------------------|

B|-----20b22--20b22-----20-17h20p17--17----------------------------|

G|---------------------------------19--20p19p17--17----------------|

D|--------------------------------|------------19--19~~~-----------|

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

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

 

 

___E_______________________B________A___________________________________

01:51

e|-----17-------17------17--------|-------17------17--------------------|

B|-----------17------17-----------|----17------17----20p17--17----------|

G|-19^----19^-----19^-----17^-----|-19^----19^------------19--19^~19p17-|

D|----------------------------19--|-------------------------------------|

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

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

 

 

___E_______________________B________A_____________________________________

 

e|--------------------------------|------------17---------17--------------|

B|--------------------------------|----------17--17-20^-17--20p17--17-----|

G|-19p17--19-17h18--------17h18--19-17h19--18--------------------19--19^~-|

D|------19--------19-17h19-----19--------19-------------------------------|

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

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

 

 

___E_______________________B________A______________________________

 

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

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

G|-19^~17-19-17--19-17h18---------|--------------------------------|

D|-------------19--------19-17h19p17-17------------19~~~-----------|

A|--------------------------------|----19-18-17\16-----------------|

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

 

Ending:

 

___A_______________A/G#_____________A/F#____________A/E____________

 

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

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

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

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

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

E|-----------------4--------------|-2---------------0--------------|

 

 

Repeat 3 times, then...

 

___D_______________________________________________________________

              ( feedback... )

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

B|-3~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~x!

G|-2~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~x!

D|-0~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~x!

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

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

 

 

 

Words & Music by Bill Nelson

© Bill Nelson 2019

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