Bill Haley And The Comets - Shake Rattle And Roll tab

Band: Bill Haley And The Comets
Song: Shake Rattle And Roll
Tuning:Standard

*******DISCLAIMER***********
This is the 1968 recording of this song and NOT Bill Haley's '54
version. The reason? Easy. The guitar solo, man!! I've been 
going through a phase that consists of artists like these
and the prototypical I,IV,V progressions that they use 
in their songs. And this of course, is another example.
Very simple song to play. The beauty is, you can play the
chords however you want. Don't want to play an E? Play an
E7. Don't want to play an E7? Then play the E and hammer
on with your pinkie to play that Db if you want that 
authentic "rockabilly style rhythm". Who cares eh? Just have
fun and remember the E,A,B progression throughout the
ENTIRE song. Killer solo in it,too. Strums are not exact. 
Listen for the changes. Lets go!!

VERSE 1: (remember, you can play the regular chords instead)


"Well, get out in that kitchen and rattle those pots and pans.."
     E                    A                     E
e|------------------|----------------|-------------------|
B|------------------|----------------|-------------------|
G|------------------|----------------|-------------------|
D|-------2--------2-|-2242-2242-2242-|--------2-------2--|
A|-------2--------2-|-0000-0000-0000-|--------2-------2--|
E|-0-3/4----0-3/4---|----------------|--0-3/4---0-3/4----|

"Well roll my breakfast 'cause I'm a hungry man"

   B7                                  E        E
e|-3-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-0-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-2-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-1-------------------------------------2--------2--------|
A|-2-------------------------------------2--------2--------|
E|---------------------------------0-3/4----0-3/4----------|

CHORUS: "Shake, rattle and roll........"
   E7                     A7                 E7
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------2--------------------|
G|-1------------------------0----------------1---|
D|-0------------------------2----------------0---|
A|-2-----------------------------------------2---|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

"Well, you never do nothin' to save your doggone soul

B7         A7              E7
e|-3------------------------------------------|
B|-0----------2-------------------------------|
G|-2----------0-------------------------------|
D|-1----------2-----------------2--------2----|
A|-2----------------------------2--------2----|
E|------------------------0-3/4----0-3/4------|

VERSE 2: (there's a saxaphone fill that I transcribed. You
          should have no problems figuring out when it's played)

(play between the chords)
e|--0-0-0---------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
B|--0-2-0--0------|-0-2-0-2-3-2-0-0-|
G|---------1--X4--|---------------1-|
D|----------------|-----------------|
A|----------------|-----------------|
E|----------------|-----------------|

Repeat CHORUS

SAX BREAKDOWN:

e|-----------------------------|---------------|------------|
B|-5-5555\------5-5555\--------|------7-7777\--|-----5-555\-|
G|----------4-6----------------|--4-6----------|-4-6--------|
D|-------------------------x4--|---------------|------------|
A|-----------------------------|---------------|------------|
E|-----------------------------|---------------|------------|

SAX SOLO: Play the chord progression over this.

SOLO:

e|-4444-4^--4^--4^--4^--|--4^--------4-------------------------------------|
B|-3333-3^--3^--3^--3^--|------6-4-6---6-4---------------------------------|
G|----------------------|--------------------5--4\3-----3/5-3/5-3/5-3/5\3--|
D|----------------------|----------------------------6---------------------|
A|----------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------|--------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------3-5--5/3---3----3-------------------3--3/5-5--5/3---------|
D|-6--3-6--------------6----6---3-----3-3--6-----------------6--3---|
A|---------------------------------6--------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-3/5-3/5-3/5--5\3--------------------------------|
D|-------------------6---3-3-3---3-3---3--3--------|
A|-----------------------------6-----6------6-3----|
E|----------------------------------------------6--|

e|-8-6---------------------|-4^-------4---4^---------------------------|
B|-----9-8-6--5h6p5h6p5-6--|----6-4-6---6----6--4----------------------|
G|-------------------------|----------------------5--3/5-3/5-3/5\3-----|
D|-------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----3-3/5-3/5-3/5\3-----------------------------3^-------|
D|-3-6------------------6-3-3--3---3--3----3--3-6-----6-3---|
A|-------------------------------6------6-------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|-3/5-5--3/5-5--3/5-5--3----------------------------------|
D|-------------------------6-3----3--3---3-3---3-----------|
A|------------------------------6------6-----6----6-3------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------6---|

Repeat VERSE X2 

END
                                            E7
e|------------------4---------------------------|
B|-66-44-33-222-1-----6-4---------4-5-6---------|
G|------------------------5-----5------------1--|
D|-------------------------------------------0--|
A|-------------------------------------------2--|
E|----------------------------------------------|

That's it for another tab. Hopefully it's easy to follow. Thanks
to those who have rated and viewed my tabs. It will hopefully
help to bring true rock n roll back to the forefront. Up next
will be "Lotta Lovin" by Gene Vincent. Have fun!

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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| ^   bend
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