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Bbm - Waiting In The Wings tab

Waiting In The Wings
BBM (Moore/Bruce)

I can’t believe that there’s no tablature available on-line for this great band (BBM:
Baker, Jack Bruce, Gary Moore). ‘Waiting in the Wings’ is the opening track from their
album ‘Around the Next Dream’ and is reminiscent of Cream’s ‘White Room’ and/or ‘Tales
Brave Ulysses’. It’s certainly very creamy and features some wonderful wah-wah guitar by
Moore. I’ve transcribed the opening and middle solos, but the outro solo is perhaps the
impressive. I’ve worked out most of this (30 bars) but haven’t got around to
it. It’s a time-consuming process, but if anyone is interested I can get it written down 
posted. There are also a few lead guitar fills in verses 2 & 3.


Intro

  D5               D5/F               G5
  let ring                                                 |----riff 1----|
|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|----------3------(3)------3(3)-----|-(3)--------------3------------------|
|------2-------------------2p0------|-(0)------0---------------------3b4--|
|--0-------------------0------------|------0-------0-------------5---3b4--|
|-----------------------------------|----------------------------3--------|
|--------------0---1-------------2--|--3--------------(3)--3h5------------|


  D5               D5/F               G5
|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|----------3------(3)------3(3)-----|-(3)--------------3------------------|
|------2-------------------2p0------|-(0)----------0-----------------3b4--|
|--0-------------------0------------|----------0-----------------5---3b4--|
|-----------------------------------|------2---------------------3--------|
|--------------0---1-------------2--|--3--------------(3)--3h5------------|

Intro solo [with wah-wah]

|-----------------------------------|----------------------------10--------|
|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------13-10--|
|-----------------------------------|----------------------12b13-----------|
|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|


  D5              D5/F                      G5
|-----------------10----------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--13b15r13b15-------13-------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-----------------------12b13---12-10-----|--10-12-12b14-10h12-12----10---------|
|-------------------------------------12--|-----------------------------12/2----|
|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|


  D5              D5/F                 G5
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|-----------------10-13-10h13p10-----|---------------------------------------|
|--x-12b14-----------------------12--|--10b11--------------------------------|
|--x---------------------------------|--------12-----------------------------|
|------------------------------------|-----------12/10-8-10/7----------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|


Verse 1

            Dm              F
She was standing in the dark
Gm                   riff 1
Waiting in the wings
Dm    F               Gm
Just around the next dream
             Dm           F
She was holding all the keys
   Gm
To set my heart free
  Bb       C          Dm
Behind the shadows of love

Verse 2

            Dm              F
From the distance I could see
    Gm
Her standing alone
Dm           F            Gm
Shine like a jewel in the night
Dm                F
Hidden from the eyes
  Gm
A thief of the soul
  Bb       C          Dm7
Behind the shadows of love

Chorus [with wah-wah]

Am                      C
Set me on fire with the stories you tell
Em                   Bb
Drown in an ocean of dreams
Am                    C
Close to the flame on wings of desire
Em                Bb
Nothing’s what it seems

Verse 3

            Dm     F
She was waiting outside
     Gm
With arms open wide
Dm       F                Gm
Ready to break my heart’s fall
       Dm                   F
Oh the lightening in her eyes
   Gm
I learned how to fly
  Bb       C          Dm
Behind the shadows of love


Solo [with wah-wah]


   Dm              Dm                 F
|--------10-----|-----------10----10-----------------------|
|--------10-10--|--13b15-------13-10-----------------------|
|--12b14--------|--------------------12b13-12—10h12p10-----|
|---------------|--------------------------------------12--|
|---------------|------------------------------------------|
|---------------|------------------------------------------|

   Gm                                  Dm         F
|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--10-12-12b14-10h12-12----10-------|--0-(7)-8b12r8-6b8-6b7----------|
|-----------------------------12/0--|--0-(7)----------------7-5b6----|
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------7--|
|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------|

   Gm                          Dm            F
|---------------------------|----------------10-12—10h12p10--------|
|---------------------------|----13-13b15-------------------13b14--|
|------------5-7----5-7/13--|--------------------------------------|
|--6-5-3—7h7----------------|--------------------------------------|
|---------------------------|--0-----------------------------------|
|---------------------------|--------------------------------------|

   Gm                                  Bb                   C
|--10--------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----13-----------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
|--------12b13-12-10h12p10-9---------|------------10-12h14--12-10h12p10p9------------|
|-----------------------------12-10--|--12-10h12---------------------------12-10-----|
|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------12--|
|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|


   Dm                             Dm                      F
|-----------------------13-15--|------13b16-----13b15-----13b15-----13b15----|
|--------------------15--------|------13b16-----13b15-----13b15-----13b15----|
|---------------0--------------|--(10)------(10)------(10)------(10)---------|
|--10-12—(12)/7-0--------------|--(10)------(10)------(10)------(10)---------|
|------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|

   Gm                                   Dm            F
|--13b15---13b15---(15)-13p10-13-13--|--10------------10----10-12-10-------10-----|
|--13b15---13b15---(15)--------------|--------13b15------13-10-------13b14----10--|
|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|


   Gm                                                     Dm          F
|-----------------------------10----10-------10--------|-------------------------------------|
|--13p10-------10-13-------10-10-13-10-------10--------|-------------------------------------|
|--------12b14-------12b14-------------12b14----12b14--|--10-------12-10h12p10-----10-12h14--|
|------------------------------------------------------|--------12-------------12------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

   Gm                                        Bb            C
|--10----------10---12b13r12-10h12p10-----|--------13-15-17-15h17p15-13---15-----|
|--10-10-13b14------------------------13--|--13/15---------------------------15--|
|-----------------0-----------------------|--------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

   Dm
|------20b22-(22)-20b22-20b22-------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|


Chorus

Am                      C
Set me on fire with the stories you tell
Em                   Bb
Drown in an ocean of dreams
Am                    C
Close to the flame on wings of desire
Em                Bb
Nothing’s what it seems


Intro (D5/ D5/F/ G5) x2


Outro solo [with wah-wah] over (Dm/ F/ Gm) x7
                                Bb/ C/ Dm
                               (Dm/ F/ Gm) x3
                                Bb/ C/ Dm
                               (Dm/ F/ Gm) x3
                                Bb/ C/ Dm


Transcribed by Dave Hughes (dm_hughes1@hotmail.com)

29 July 2007

There is no official BBM website since the band was a short-lived enterprise in 1994,
refer to individual band member websites:

www.ginger-baker.com
www.jackbruce.com
www.gary-moore.com
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