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Be Bop Deluxe - Third Floor Heaven tab

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Third Floor Heaven - Be Bop Deluxe
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Tabbed by: axe victim


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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




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




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_______________________B______
 " 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
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