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Francis Rossi - The Greatest Fighter tab

Tabbed By: Belavista Man
On: 5/04/08
E-mail: anthonybentley@hotmail.co.uk

I like this track, though it's not the best off "King Of The Doghouse". Anyway, have fun!

Intro (played over various parts of the chorus and verses too - listen out for it):
e|-------8----8----------|
B|-10-11---11---11-10----|
G|--------------------10-|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|
Play that twice on it's own through the intro, and another guitar begins to play this over it:
   F                 A
e|---5--------5--------9---------9------|
B|-----6--------6--------10--------10---|
G|-5-----5--5-----5--9------9--9------9-|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

F                                  A
When the streets are empty late at night
F                                A
Just the silence fills me with delight, s'alright
Bb               Bbm
Rain is falling, trees are still
   F                     Dm
My mind is racing but my heart is as well
         Am    C       F
It's not funny, it's a shame

F                                A
He's the greatest fighter in the world
F                          A
Got into a brawl over some girl, sweet girl
Bb                    Bbm
He'll get better, the scars will heal
    F                      Dm
His eyes will open but his heart never will
         Gm    C       F
It's not funny, it's a shame

Dm
There's a funny side to it all
Bb
Seeing someone else take a fall
Gm
When it's you it happens to, sending you
F
Tumbling, tumbling

[Solo - same chords as verse played over the vocal melody (which is played on guitar)]

   F                A  F                A           C
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-10-7-7--------------10-7-7-------------7------------|
A|--------8-8-----------------8-8-----------10--8-7----|
E|------------8-8-8-9-------------8-8-8-9-----------10-|

Bb                    Bbm
He'll get better, the scars will heal
    F                      Dm
His eyes will open but his heart never will
         Gm    C       F
It's not funny, it's a shame

Dm
There's a funny side to it all
Bb
Seeing someone else take a fall
Gm
When it's you it happens to, sending you
F                   Am                 Dm
Tumbling, tumbling, sends you tumbling on

Such a funny side to it all
Bb
Take another tumble and fall
Gm                             Am C
Everybody's tumbling, tumbling on

F                                           A
Different strokes for different folks, it's true (so true)
F                                A
Changes in our lives go right on through and through
Bb                Bbm
It gets better as time goes on
    F                    Dm
But some of us are gonna end up alone
         Gm    C       F    Dm
It's not funny, it's a shame
         Gm    C       F    Dm
It's not funny, it's a shame
             Gm    C(hold) F
Oh, it's not funny, it's a shame

[Outro - same chords as intro]

It's a shame
It's a shame
It's a shame...
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