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James Taylor - Rock And Roll Is Music tab

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      JAMES TAYLOR - ROCK AND ROLL IS MUSIC. From WALKING MAN
                     album. Released 1974.

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      Tabbed by:PJVillanueva






Mama knows and papa knows that rock 'n roll is music,
Rock 'n roll is music now.
Baby been cutting his teeth on Bo Diddley's, 
I'm a man, man, 
Listen to the Wolfman howl.

See the white man sailing his ship up on the sea, 
watch the white man shackle the black man to a tree.

To the invader go the fruits of war, 
he misses home and his boots are sore.
He has not got no roots no more, he comes for your gold, 
watch out for your soul.

Tennis shoes, and rhythm and blues are second generation
all across the nation, now, 
Mama knows, papa too rock 'n roll is music,
rock 'n roll is music, now.

To the invader go the fruits of war, 
he misses home and his boots are sore.
He has not got no roots no more, he comes for your gold, 
watch out for your soul.

Mama knows and papa knows that rock 'n roll is music, 
rock 'n roll is music, now.






   Use a capo on the 2nd fret.




  E7              A7
e|------- ------- 0---0-- 0---0--|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|----------------2---2---2---2--|-------------------------------|
G|7---7---7---7---0---0---0---0--|-------------------------------|
D|6---6---6---6------------------|-------------------------------|
A|----------------0---2---3---4--|-------------------------------|
E|0---2---3---4------------------|-------------------------------|                                     
                                  Dbm7                    Bm7
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|--------------------5-------3--|
G|-------------------------------|----------------------------2--|
D|-------------------------------|4H6---------4---4H6-----2H4----|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|--------5-----------5-------3--|
G|-------------------------------|--------4H6P4------------------|
D|-------------------------------|----4H6------6--4H6-----2H4----|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|





  A                     G                 E                 B7-9
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|--------------------------3----|
G|-------------------------------|--------------------------2----|
D|2-------4-------2-------0------|--------2-----------------1----|
A|----0-------3B4----------------|--------------------0-1-2------|
E|----------------------3--------|----------------3/4------------|

e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|------------------------0------|--------------------------7----|
D|2-------4-------2-------0------|--------2-----------------7----|
A|------------3B4----------------|0H1P0---------------------6----|
E|----------------------3--------|------3---------3/4-5-6-7------|





  E7              A7              Dbm7                    Bm7
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|--------5-------------------3--|
G|-------------------------------|--------4---4---4-----------2--|
D|-------------------------------|4H6-----4---4---4H6-----2H4----|
A|----------------0---1---2---3--|4------------------------------|
E|0---2---3---4------------------|-------------------------------|
  Mama    knows   papa knows that rock 'n roll is  music,
              and
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|--------5-----------5-------3--|
G|-------------------------------|--------4H6P4------------------|
D|-------------------------------|----4H6-------4-4H6-----2H4----|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|





  A                     G                 E                 B7-9
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|--------------------------3----|
G|-------------------------------|--------------------------2----|
D|2-------4-------2-------0------|--------2-----------------1----|
A|----0-------3B4----------------|0H1P0---------------0-1-2------|
E|----------------------3--------|------3---------3/4------------|
  rock 'n roll is  music          now.
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|----------------2-------0------|--------------------------7----|
D|2-------4-------2-------0------|--------2-----------------7----|
A|------------3B4----------------|0H1P0---------------------6----|
E|-------------------------------|------3---------3/4-5-6-7------|





  E7              A7              Dbm7                    Bm7
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|--------5-----------5-------3--|
G|-------------------------------|--------4---4---4-----------2--|
D|-------------------------------|4H6-----4---4---4H6-----2H4----|
A|----------------0---1---2---3--|4------------------------------|
E|0---2---3---4------------------|-------------------------------|
  Baby    cutting     on  Bo  Diddley's,  a   man,    man, 
      been    his teeth               I'm
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|--------5-----------5-------3--|
G|-------------------------------|--------4H6P4------------------|
D|-------------------------------|----4H6-------4-4H6-----2H4----|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|





  A                     G                 E                
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|2-------4-------2-------0------|--------2---------------2------|
A|----0-------3B4----------------|0H1P0---------------2-4-----2/4|
E|----------------------3--------|------3---------3-4------------|
  Listen  to the  Wolfman         howl.
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|----------------2-------0------|-------------------------------|
D|2-------4-------2-------0------|--------2---------------2------|
A|------------3B4----------------|0H1P0---------------2-4--------|
E|----------------------3--------|------3---------3/4------------|





  Dbm7            Ab7sus4 Ab7     A7      A7sus4  A7
e|4------ 4------ ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|5-------5-------4-------4------|5-------5-------5--------------|
G|4-------4-------6-------5------|6-------7-------6--------------|
D|6-------6-------4-------4------|5-------5-------5--------------|
A|4-------4-------6-------6------|7-------7-------7--------------|
E|----------------4-------4------|5---------------5--------------|
          See the     man sailing ship      the sea, 
                 white         his    up on
e|----4-4 4---4-- ------- -------|------- ------- ------5 -------|
B|----5-5-5---5-------4-------4--|----5-------5-5-----5-----5-5--|
G|----4-4-4---4---6-------5------|----6-------7-7-----6-----6-6--|
D|----6-6-6---6---4-------4------|----5-------5-5-----5-----5-5--|
A|----4-4-4---4---6-------6------|----7-------7-7-----7-----7-7--|
E|----------------4-------4------|----5-------5-5-----5-----5-5--|





  Dbm7                    A       E           E7
e|4------ 4------ 4------ 0------|0------ ----4-- ------- -------|
B|5-------5-------5-------2------|0-----------3------------------|
G|4-------4-------4-------2------|1-------2/4--------------------|
D|6-------6-------6-------2------|2------------------------------|
A|4-------4-------4-------0------|2------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|0------------------------------|
          watch       man shackle   man   to a tree.
              the white      the black
e|4------ 4-4-4-- 4------ 5------|4------ ----7-- ------- -------|
B|5-------5-5-5---5-------5------|5-----------9------------------|
G|4-------4-4-4---4-------6------|4-------5/7--------------------|
D|6-------6-6-6---6-------7------|6------------------------------|
A|4-------4-4-4---4-------7------|-------------------------------|
E|------------------------5------|-------------------------------|





  Dbm7            Ab7sus4 Ab7     A7      A7sus4  A7  Ab7 G7  F#7
e|4------ 4------ ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|5-------5-------4-------4------|5-------5-------5---4---3---2--|
G|4-------4-------6-------5------|6-------7-------6---5---4---3--|
D|6-------6-------4-------4------|5-------5-------5---4---3---2--|
A|4-------4-------6-------6------|7-------7-------7---6---5---4--|
E|----------------4-------4------|5---------------5---4---3---2--|
          To the          go  the fruits of   war,             he
               invader
e|----4-4 4------ ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|----4H5-5-----------4-------4--|5---5---5---5---5---4---3---2--|
G|----4-4-4-------6-------5------|6---6---7---7---6---5---4---3--|
D|----6-6-6-------4-------4------|5---5---5---5---5---4---3---2--|
A|----2-2-2-------6-------6------|7---7---7---7---7---6---5---4--|
E|----------------4-------4------|5---5---5---5---5---4---3---2--|





              F#7sus4 F#7         G7          G7sus4  G7
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|------------2-------2----------|3-----------3-------3----------|
G|------------4-------3----------|4-----------5-------4----------|
D|------------2-------2----------|3-----------3-------3----------|
A|------------4-------4----------|5-----------5-------5----------|
E|------------2-------2----------|3-----------3-------3----------|
  misses   and his  are   sore.   has not got no  roots   more, he
       home     boots           He                     no
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|4---3---2-----------2----------|-------------------------------|
G|------------4-------3----------|4-----------5-------4----------|
D|------------2-------2----------|3-----------3-------3----------|
A|------------4-------4----------|5-----------5-------5----------|
E|------------2-------2----------|3-----------3-------3----------|




                                             (.
  A7          A7sus4  A7          B11
e|------- ------- ------- -------|0------ ----0-- ------- -------|
B|5-----------5-------5----------|2-----------2------------------|
G|6-----------7-------6----------|2-----------2------------------|
D|5-----------5-------5----------|1-----------1------------------|
A|7-----------7-------7----------|2-----------2------------------|
E|5-----------5-------5----------|-------------------------------|
  comes  your gold,               watch   for your soul.
      for                              out
e|------- ------- ----0-- ----0--|0------ ----0-- ------- -------|
B|2-----------3-------2-------2--|2-----------2------------------|
G|0-----------0-------0----------|2-----------2------------------|
D|2-----------2-------2----------|1-----------1------------------|
A|0-----------0-------0----------|2-----------2------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|





  E7              A7              Dbm7                    Bm7
e|------- ------- ------- -------|4------ 4------ 4------ 2------|
B|-------------------------------|5-------5-------5-------3------|
G|-------------------------------|4-------4-------4-------2------|
D|-------------------------------|6-------6-------6-------4------|
A|----------------0---1---2---3--|4-------4-------4-------2------|
E|0---2---3---4------------------|-------------------------------|
  Tennis      and rhythm  blues   second  generation
      shoes           and       are



  A                       G               E                 B7-9
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|2-------2-------2-------0------|--------------------------3----|
G|2-------2-------2-------0------|--------------------------2----|
D|2-------4-------2-------0------|--------2-----------------1----|
A|0-----------4---0--------------|0H1P0---------------0-1-2------|
E|------------------------3------|-----3----------3/4------------|
  all across  the nation,     now
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|----------------2-------0------|--------------------------7----|
D|2-------4-------2-------0------|--------2-----------------7----|
A|------------3B4----------------|0H1P0---------------------6----|
E|-------------------------------|------3---------3/4-5-6-7------|





  E7              A7              Dbm7                    Bm7
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|----------------1---2---3---4--|--------5-----------5-------3--|
G|1---2---3---3---0---0---0---0--|--------4---4---4-----------2--|
D|0---0---0---0------------------|4H6-----4---4---4H6-----2H4----|
A|----------------0---1---2---3--|4------------------------------|
E|0---2---3---4------------------|-------------------------------|
  Mama knows,     papa too        rock 'n roll is music,
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|--------5-----------5-------3--|
G|-------------------------------|--------4H6P4------------------|
D|-------------------------------|----4H6-------4-4H6-----2H4----|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|





  A                      G        E7                
e|------- ------- ------- -------|0------ ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|0------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|1------------------------------|
D|2-------4-------2-------0------|0-----------------------2------|
A|----0-------3B4----------------|2-------------------2-4-----2/4|
E|----------------------3--------|----------------3/4------------|
  rock 'n roll is  music          now.
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|0------------------------------|
G|----------------2-------0------|1------------------------------|
D|2-------4-------2-------0------|0-----------------------2------|
A|------------3B4----------------|--------------------2-4--------|
E|-------------------------------|0---------------3/4------------|



   Solo

  Dbm7            Ab7sus4 Ab7     A7      A7sus4  A7
e|4------ 4------ ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|5-------5-----------4-------4--|5-------5-------5--------------|
G|4-------4-------6-------5------|6-------7-------6--------------|
D|6-------6-------4-------4------|5-------5-------5--------------|
A|4-------4-------6-------6------|7-------7-------7--------------|
E|----------------4-------4------|5---------------5--------------|

e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|--------------------------12B14|
G|------------9---9----------11-B12R11-9-11B12-9----------9------|
D|--------9/11-------------------|-------------------11----------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|




                                                            E
  Dbm7                    A       E7                      Esus4
e|4------ 4------ 4------ 0------|0------ ----4-- ------- 5P4----|
B|5-------5-------5-------2------|0-----------3-----------5---5--|
G|4-------4-------4-------2------|1-------2/4-------------4------|
D|6-------4H6-----6-------2------|0------------------------------|
A|4-------4-------4-------0------|2------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|0------------------------------|

e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|---12--------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|------11B13-11-9---9-----------|-------------------------------|
D|---------------------11---9---9|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------11\9-7-9-/-11-7-----------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|





  Dbm7            Ab7sus4 Ab7     A7      A7sus4  A7  Ab7 G7  F#7
e|4------ 4------ ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|5-------5-------4-------4------|5-------5-------5---4---3---2--|
G|4-------4-------6-------5------|6-------7-------6---5---4---3--|
D|6-------6-------4-------4------|5-------5-------5---4---3---2--|
A|4-------4-------6-------6------|7-------7-------7---6---5---4--|
E|----------------4-------4------|5---------------5---4---3---2--|
          To the          go  the fruits of   war,             he
               invader
e|4------ 4------ ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|5-------5-----------4-------4--|5-------5-------5---4---3---2--|
G|4-------4-------6-------5------|6-------7-------6---5---4---3--|
D|6-------6-------4-------4------|5-------5-------5---4---3---2--|
A|4-------4-------6-------6------|7-------7-------7---6---5---4--|
E|----------------4-------4------|5-------5-------5---4---3---2--|





              F#7sus4 F#7         G7          G7sus4  G7
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|------------2-------2----------|3-----------3-------3----------|
G|------------4-------3----------|4-----------5-------4----------|
D|------------2-------2----------|3-----------3-------3----------|
A|------------4-------4----------|5-----------5-------5----------|
E|------------2-------2----------|3-----------3-------3----------|
  misses   and his  are   sore.   has not got no  roots   more, he
       home     boots           He                     no
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|4---3---2-----------2----------|--------------------3----------|
G|------------4-------3----------|4-----------5-------4----------|
D|------------2-------2----------|3-----------3-------3----------|
A|------------4-------4----------|5-----------5-------5----------|
E|------------2-------2----------|3-----------3-------3----------|




                                             (.
  A7          A7sus4  A7          B11
e|------- ------- ------- -------|0-0---0 --0-0-- ------- -------|
B|5-----------5-------5----------|2-2---2---2-2------------------|
G|6-----------7-------6----------|2-2---2---2-2------------------|
D|5-----------5-------5----------|1-1---1---1-1------------------|
A|7-----------7-------7----------|2-2---2---2-2------------------|
E|5-----------5-------5----------|-------------------------------|
  comes  your gold,               watch   for your soul.
      for                              out
e|------- ------- ----0-- -------|0-----0 ----0-- ------- -------|
B|2-----------3-------2----------|2-----2-----2------------------|
G|0-----------0-------0----------|2-----2-----2------------------|
D|2-----------2-------2----------|1-----1-----1------------------|
A|0-----------0-------0----------|2-----2-----2------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|





  E7              A7              Dbm7                    Bm7
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|----------------1---2---3---4--|--------5-----------5-------3--|
G|1---2---3---3---0---0---0---0--|--------4---4---4-----------2--|
D|0---0---0---0------------------|4H6-----4---4---4H6-----2H4----|
A|----------------0---1---2---3--|4------------------------------|
E|0---2---3---4------------------|-------------------------------|
  Mama        and papa            rock 'n roll is music,
      knows           knows    that 
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|--------5-----------5-------3--|
G|-------------------------------|--------4H6P4------------------|
D|-------------------------------|----4H6-------4-4H6-----2H4----|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|





  A                     G         E7
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- 0------ ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|--------0----------------------|
G|-------------------------------|1-------1----------------------|
D|2-------4-------2-------0------|0-------0---------------2------|
A|----0-------3B4----------------|2-------------------2-4-----2/4|
E|----------------------3--------|0---------------3/4------------|
  rock 'n roll is  music          now.                       I say
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- 0------ ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|0-------0----------------------|
G|----------------2-------0------|1-------1----------------------|
D|2-------4-------2-------0------|0-----------------------2------|
A|------------3B4----------------|--------------------2-4--------|
E|-------------------------------|0---------------3/4------------|





  A                       G               E                 B7-9
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|2-------2-------2-------0------|--------------------------3----|
G|2-------2-------2-------0------|--------------------------2----|
D|2-------4-------2-------0------|--------2-----------------1----|
A|0-----------4---0--------------|0H1P0---------------0-1-2------|
E|------------------------3------|-----3----------3/4------------|
  rock 'n roll is  music      now.                            hooo
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|----------------2-------0------|--------------------------7----|
D|2-------4-------2-------0------|--------2-----------------7----|
A|------------3B4----------------|0H1P0---------------------6----|
E|-------------------------------|------3---------3/4-5-6-7------|





     Coda
  E7
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|--------------------------2----|
A|----------------------------0-1|2-----------3-4-5-4-2-------4-2|
E|0-----------2-3-4--------------|----------------------3-4------|
  oooooooohooooooohoooooooooo     yeah        now, babe       Hey





e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|--------------------------2----|
A|----------------------------0-1|2-----------3-4-5-4-2-------4-2|
E|0-----------2-3-4--------------|----------------------3-4------|
                              Hard





e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|--------------------------2----|
A|----------------------------0-1|2-----------3-4-5-4-2-------4-2|
E|0-----------2-3-4--------------|----------------------3-4------|

e|9------10------ ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|---------------12------10------|8-B-9--------------------------|
G|6-------7----------------------|7------------------------------|
D|----------------9-------7------|9------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|






e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|--------------------------2----|
A|----------------------------0-1|2-----------3-4-5-4-2-------4-2|
E|0-----------2-3-4--------------|----------------------3-4------|
    E     E7        E     E7        E     E7        Bm
e|--4---- 4------ --4---- 4------|--4---- 4------ --7P0-- --7P0--|
B|--5-----5---------5-----5------|--5-5---5---------0-------0----|
G|--------6B7-------------6B7----|----7---6B7-----------7-------7|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|






e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|--------------------------2----|
A|----------------------------0-1|2-----------3-4-5-4-2-------4-2|
E|0-----------2-3-4--------------|----------------------3-4------|
  Rock 'n roll is  music,         rock 'n roll is  music        
e|--4---- 4------ --4---- 4------|--4---- 4------ --7P0-- --7P0--|
B|--5-----5---------5-----5------|--5-----5---------0-------0----|
G|--------6B7-------------6B7----|--------6B7-----------7-------7|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|






e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|--------------------------2----|
A|----------------------------0-1|2-----------3-4-5-4-2-------4-2|
E|0-----------2-3-4--------------|----------------------3-4------|
  Rock 'n roll is  music      now 
                                     Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwww Rock and ..  
e|--4---- 4------ --4---- 4------|--4---- 4------ --7P0-- --7P0--|
B|--5-----5---------5-----5------|--5-----5---------0-------0----|
G|--------6B7-------------6B7----|--------6B7-----------7-------7|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|






   .............................etc.............................







        B  Bend
        R  Release
        /  Slide up
        \  Slide down
        H  Hammer-on
        P  Pull-off
        ~  Vibrato
        +  Harmonic
        x  Mute note
        .  Play note like a dot in standard notation
        ^  Ties two notes together
        (. Pause



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