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Be Bop Deluxe - Rocket Cathedrals tab

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Rocket Cathedrals - 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
| <  pick scrape
| b  bend
| r  relax bend
| pb pre-bend
| ^  quarter tone bend
| (x7678x) chord shape



From the great Axe Victim album.  Also covered by Brian Setzer. 



Intro:

___A________________________________B______________________________

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|-------------2---4---2----------|-----1---2---3---4~~~-----------|
A|-0---3---4---------------3---4--|-2------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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


___D________________________________D_______D/A_____D______________

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|-2-------3-------2--------------|
G|-------------2---4---2----------|-2-------2-------2--------------|
D|-0---3---4---------------3--h4--|-2-------4-------2--------------|
A|--------------------------------|-0-------0-------0--------------|
E|--------------------------------|-------------------------3^-----|


Verse:


" I've been a... "

___A_______________________________________________________________
 " bad     boy,                 you know     the way        Became an... "
e|-----5-----------5-------x---x----x---5-------x---5--------------|
B|-----5-----------5-------x---x----x---5-------x---5--------------|
G|-------------------------x---x----x-----------x------------------|
D|-------------------------x---x----x-----------x------------------|
A|-------------------------x---x----x-----------x------------------|
E|-------------------------x---x----x-----------x------------------|


___E_______________________________________________________________
 "  airboy                      and changed my name              my... "
e|-----12----------12-------------|-----12----------12-------------|
B|-----12----------12------14-----|-----12----------12-------------|
G|12s13--------------------14--12--h13-----------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___D_______________________________________________________________
 " airship     dreams     had       found a clearer sky... "
e|-----10----------10-------------|-----10--------------10---------|
B|-----10----------10------12-----|-----10--12----------10---------|
G|10s11--------------------12--10---h13-----12--10-h11-------------|
D|--------------------------------|-------------------------12\----|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



Repeat, more or less the same...


"I've been thinking about the state I'm in
I started sinking a bottle of gin
In this rocket cathedral pointing to the sky."


Chorus:  


 " And I'm... "

___D________________________________A______________________________
 " space    -     bound            again,               I need the... "
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|---------------------2---4p2----|--------------------------------|
D|-0-----------2--h4-----------4--|---------------------2---4p2----|
A|--------------------------------|-0-----------2--h4-----------4--|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___E_______________________________________________________________
 " money                                                         And I... "
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|-------------2---4---2----------|-------------2---4---3----------|
E|-0---3---4---------------3---4--|-0---3---4---------------3---4--|


Repeat last two bars...

" can't see the stars, it's so funny,
Until I'm earthbound again, I'll miss you honey, In this... "


___D_______________________________________________________________
 " rocket cathedral                  pointing       to      the... "
e|---------3--p2------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-3---------------3--------------|--------------------------------|
G|-2-------------------2--p0------|-0--h2--p0----------------------|
D|-0---------------------------4--|-------------4---2---0----------|
A|--------------------------------|-------------------------4---2--|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


Riff:

___A_______D/A_____A___________A________A___D/A_____D______________
 " sky... "
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-2-------3-------2-----------2--|-----2---3-------2--------------|
G|-2-------2-------2-----------2--|-----2---2-------2--------------|
D|-2-------4-------2-----------2--|-----2---4-------2-----------7~~~
A|-0-------0-------0-----------0--|-----0---0-------0---5---8/9----|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



( Rhythm chords in brackets... )


___Bm_(x24432)______________________D_(xx0232)______E_(022100)_____
        " some go to Lucifer,           some may be crucified... "
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|~~~~-----------------9--/11--9--|-7-----------------------7--h9~~/
A|--------------------------------|-----------------7--h9----------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


Riff:

___A_______D/A_____A___________A________A___D/A_____D______________
 " I'm     going to Mars... "
e|-------------------------12------12------------------------------|
B|-------------10--12~b14~~~~~14~~~~~~14~r12--10-------------------|
G|-----9---11---------------------|-----------------11~~~~~~----9--|
D|/11-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



___Bm_(x24432)______________________D_(xx0232)______E_(022100)_____
       " some talk to celluloid,       some talk to shiny cars... "
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|-11-9-7--9-p7-p6-7--p6----------|--------9s11-9---11--9----------|
D|-------------------------7------|-----7-------------------11s9-7-|
A|-----------------------------7--|-9------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


Riff:

___A_______D/A_____A___________A________A___D/A_____D______________
 " I'll    talk to stars... "
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|-9---------------7--h9--p7------|-7--h9--p7-------7~~~-----------|
A|---------7--h9---------------9--|-------------9------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



Guitar solo section:


___B_______________________________________________________________

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-7---------------7-----------7--|---------7-----------7----------|
G|---------9b11--------9b11-------|-9b11--------9b11--------9b11---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___D_______________________________________________________________

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-10~~~---10~~~---10~~~---10-----------10----------10~~~----------|
G|-12b14---12b14---12b14-------12b14--------12b14-------12b14------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


( Stretched bars here for signature lick... )


___A_______________D/A_____________A_______________________A______

e|-19-p17------21-p17------19-p17------21-p17------19-p17------21-p17
B|---------17----------17----------17----------17----------17-----|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

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


___________A_______D/A_____________A______________________________

e|-----19-p17------21-p17------19-p17------21-p17------19-p17-----|
B|-17----------17----------17----------17----------17----------17-|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


Repeat last two bars with lick.


Repeat verse, chorus and guitar solo.


I've been thinking about all the ways
That a whizz man spends all his days
In a rocket cathedral pointing to the sky
Wish I was grounded, and see the last of my days
And get rebounded down the Milky Way
In a rocket cathedral pointing to the stars.

So I'll go to Lucifer and I may be crucified,
Goodbye Mars
I'll talk to celluloid, I'll drive a shiny car,
Bye bye stars.



Words & Music by Robert Bryan
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