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Saga - On The Loose tab

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                             ON THE LOOSE - Saga
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Written by: M.Sadler/J.Crichton/I.Crichton/J.Gilmour/S.Negus
Album: "Worlds Apart"       (1981, Maze Records/Canada)

Tabbed by: Anne Drury   (zerofret)
Email: zerofret_ad@hotmail.com
Date: February 20, 2006

Notes:

-the Intro is a keyboard part transcribed for guitar
-chord changes are included, but bracketed chords aren't played by guitar
-chord forms for 3rd Verse:      E  A  D  G  B  E
                            Eb   x  x  1  3  4  x
                            F    1  3  3  2  1  1


INTRO:   (Play 2x)

         (Eb)
 E -----|-6-5-----------------|-6-5--------------------|
 B ---8-|-----8-6----6-8----8-|-----8-6----6-8------10-|
 G --8--|---------8=-------8--|---------8=--------10---|
 D -8---|-----------------8---|-----------------10-----|
 A -----|---------------------|------------------------|
 E -----|---------------------|------------------------|
   pm--|                 pm--|                  pm----|


   (F)
 E -8-------------------------|-8----------------------|
 B ---10-8-----------8------10|---10-8-----------8----8|
 G --------10-----10------10--|--------10-----10-----8-|
 D -----------10=-------10----|-----------10=-------8--|
 A ---------------------------|------------------------|
 E ---------------------------|------------------------|
                        pm---|           (2nd time) One

1ST VERSE:

   (Eb)                                (F)
 E -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 B -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 G -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|4x
 D -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 A -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 E -1=-1-x-1-1-1--1-|-1=-1-x-1-1-1--1-|-1=-1-x-1-1-1--1-|-1=-1-x-1-1-1--1-|

1.  day you...        stable...         next you're...    wall,      But I
2.  think that...     warn me,If...     heading  for...   fall,  I see the
3.  problem start...  tension grow,I... keeping it to yourself,   And then
4.  instead of...  conclusions,I see... reaching for...   else


CHORUS:   (Play 2x)

   (Eb)                                (F)
 E -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 B -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 G -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 D -1---------------|-----1-3-1-0-----|---------3=------|-----------------|
 A -----------------|-------------3-1-|-----------------|-----------------|
 E -----------------|-----------------|-1---------------|-----/6=---5-3-1-|
       No one can stop you now     To - night you're on the loose    


   (Eb)                                (F)
 E -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 B -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 G -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 D -1---------------|-----1-3-1-0-----|---------3=------|-----------------|
 A -----------------|-------------3-1-|-----------------|------0-----0-1--|
 E -----------------|-----------------|-1---------------|--1-3-----3------|
        No one to tell you how     To - night you're on the loose


2ND VERSE:    (played same as 1st Verse)

I see no harm or danger in escaping
If the method suits the style
We put the mind on idle
And let the others take it for awhile
When the pace is too fast, and I think I won't last
You know where I'll be found
I'll be standing here beside myself
Getting ready for the final round


Play CHORUS 1x, then this variation:

CHORUS:

   (Eb)                                (F)
 E -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 B -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 G -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 D -1---------------|-----1-3-1-0-----|---------3=------|-----------------|
 A -----------------|-------------3-1-|-----------------|-----------------|
 E -----------------|-----------------|-1---------------|-----/6=---5-3-1-|
       No one can stop me now,     To - night I'm on the loose


   (Eb)                                (F)
 E -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 B -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 G -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 D -1---------------|-----1-3-1-0-----|-----------------|-----------------|
 A -----------------|-------------3-1-|-----------------|-----------------|
 E -----------------|-----------------|-1------------1--|-----------------|
        No one to tell me  how           Tonight I'm 
                                             on the loose


BREAK:

  (Eb) (1st time)
  (F)  (2nd time)
 E --------------------|---------------------------|
 B --------------------|---------------------15----|
 G -------15-----------|-15--15-15-14--15-17----17-|  Play
 D -17-15-----17-15-17-|---------------------------|   2x
 A --------------------|---------------------------|
 E --------------------|---------------------------|


  (Eb)
 E|--------------------|---------------------------|
 B|--------------------|---------------------15----|
 G|-------15-----------|-15--15-15-14--15-17----17-|
 D|-17-15-----17-15-17-|---------------------------|
 A|--------------------|---------------------------|
 E|--------------------|---------------------------|
Gt|1                                               |
  |                                                |
Gt|2                                               |
 E|--------------------|-15--15-15-----15-17-18-17-|
 B|--------------------|-----------18--------------|
 G|--------------------|---------------------------|
 D|--------------------|---------------------------|
 A|--------------------|---------------------------|
 E|--------------------|---------------------------|


  (F)
 E --------------------|-----------------------------------------13--|
 B --------------------|---------------------------------------------|
 G -------15-----------|-15-14-12----14-12-------12------------------|
 D -17-15-----17-15-17-|----------15-------15-13----15-13-12-15------|
 A --------------------|---------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------|---------------------------------------------|
                         pm------------------------------------|


                                                        ___    *******
  (Eb)                                                     |
 E --------------------------------|                       |
 B --------------------------------|                       |
 G -------------0------------------|  Play 2x              |
 D -1-1-1-1-1-3---1--1-1-1-1-0-----|                       |
 A ----------------------------3-3-|                       |  Play this
 E --------------------------------|                       |
   pm----------------------------|                         |  sequence
                                                           |
                                                           |     2x
   (F)                                                     |
 E --------------------------------|-----------------|     |
 B ----------------------------3---|-----------------|     |
 G -------------0------0---3-----3-|-^(5)------------|     |
 D -1-1-1-1-1-3---1--1---1---1-----|-----------------|     |
 A --------------------------------|-----------------|     |
 E --------------------------------|-----------------|     |
   pm--------------|                                    ___|


   (Eb)
 E -13---11-10-------------------------------10-11-|
 B ------------13-11-10-------------10-11-13-------|
 G ---------------------12----10-12----------------|  Play 
 D ------------------------13----------------------|   2x
 A ------------------------------------------------|
 E ------------------------------------------------|


   (F)
 E ---------------------------|-------------------------------|
 B -----0-1------0-1------0-1-|-------1-----------------------|
 G -2-3------2-3------2-3-----|---2-3---3-2-0-3-2-0---2-0-----|
 D ---------------------------|---------------------3-----3-1-|
 A ---------------------------|-------------------------------|
 E ---------------------------|-------------------------------|


Repeat all parts below the star (*) symbols


3RD VERSE:    
(played same as 1st Verse, but add these chords to 1st 4 lines)

     Eb
The time we feel most stable
        F
Is the time we're coming off the wall
Eb
And there's every indication
           F
We may be heading for a fall
So let the problems start, and let the tension grow
We'll be keeping it to ourselves
And while they're busy reaching their conclusions
We'll be reaching for something else


CHORUS:   (played same as 1st Chorus)

No one can stop us now
Tonight we're on the loose
No one to tell us how
Tonight we're on the loose

(fade)

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^...bend                                /...slide up
=...hold note                           x...muted note

(This file is the transcriber's own work and represents
their interpretation of the song.)
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