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Scorpions - Virgin Killer tab

Band:  Scorpions
Album: Virgin Killer
Song:  Virgin Killer

Copyright (c)  (RCA) (1977)
Version 1.0 - (06/06/06)

Transcribed By: Steve
Email:          stephen.elvidge1@ntlworld.com


.  - palm mute           /  - slide up to
\  - slide down to       ~  - vibrato
h  - hammer on           b  - Bend
p  - pull off            Suffixes for bend
t  - tap                 f  - full bend    h - half bend
ph - pinched harmonic    q  - quarter bend t - tap bend
                         p  - pre bend
*  - see comment         ^  - Hold bend    r release bend
x  - Stuccatto           ~  - vibrato bend
,  - slight palm mute    () - ghost note, sustained note
"  - tremolo note        <> - harmonic

Tuning Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb (though the pitch does seem to be between E and Eb)


 Pick scrape
|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|-\-\-pans left to right-|
|--\-\-------------------|
|------------------------|

 Main Riff
             ~~~       ~~~           ~~~     ~~
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-0-0-6-7-6-5---3p0-3-----0-0-6-7-6-5-----------|
|---------------------3-----------------0-3-4---|

             ~~~       ~~~           ~~~     
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------5-4-3----|
|-0-0-6-7-6-5---3p0-3-----0-0-0----------|
|---------------------3------------------|

 Drums and Bass enter
             ~~~       ~~~           ~~~     ~~
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-7-7---------------------7-7-------------------|
|-0-0-6-7-6-5---3p0-3-----0-0-6-7-6-5-----------|
|---------------------3-----------------0-3-4---|

             ~~~       ~~~           ~~~     
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|-7-7---------------------7-7---5-4-3----\-|
|-0-0-6-7-6-5---3p0-3-----0-0-0------------|
|---------------------3--------------------|

 Verse

 Guitar 1
[------------|
[------------|
[---------5--|
[-7-7-----5--|
[-0-0-6-7----|
[------------|
[Guitar 2 with wah
[     [-PM-]
[------------|
[------------|
[------------|
[-7\------5--|
[-7\--6-7----|
[------------| Rpt 3 X

 Guitar 1
[-------------|
[-------------|
[-------------|
[-------------|
[-------------|
[-4--3--2--1--|
[Guitar 2
[-------------|
[-8--7--6--5--|
[-10b9b-8b-7b-|
[-------------|
[-------------|
[-------------|

 Guitar 1
[------------|
[------------|
[---------5--|
[-7-7-----5--|
[-0-0-6-7----|
[------------|
[Guitar 2 with wah
[     [-PM-]
[------------|
[-8\---------|
[-5\---------|
[-7\------5--|
[-----6-7----|
[------------| Rpt 3 X

 Guitar 1
[-------------|
[-------------|
[-------------|
[-------------|
[-------------|
[-4--3--2--1--|
[Guitar 2
[-------------|
[-8--7--6--5--|
[-10b9b-8b-7b-|
[-------------|
[-------------|
[-------------|

 Guitar 1
[------------|
[------------|
[---------5--|
[-7-7-----5--|
[-0-0-6-7----|
[------------|
[Guitar 2 with wah
[     [-PM-]
[------------|
[-8\---------|
[-5\---------|
[---------5--|
[-----6-7----|
[------------| Rpt 3 X

 Guitar 1
[-------------|
[-------------|
[-------------|
[-------------|
[-------------|
[-4--3--2--1--|
[Guitar 2
[-------------|
[-8--7--6--5--|
[-10b9b-8b-7b-|
[-------------|
[-------------|
[-------------|

Guitar 1
[------------|
[------------|
[---------5--|
[-7-7-----5--|
[-0-0-6-7----|
[------------|
[Guitar 2 with wah
[     [-PM-]
[-8\---------|
[-8\---------|
[------------|
[---------5--|
[-----6-7----|
[------------| Rpt 3 X

 Guitar 1
[--------------|
[--------------|
[--------------|
[--------------|
[--------------|
[-4--3--2--1---|
[Guitar 2
[-12-13-14-15--|
[-15b16b17b18b-|
[--------------|
[--------------|
[--------------|
[--------------|

 Chorus
                                     ~~~
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------4-3-2---0-2p0-2---------4-3-2---0-2p0-2---|
|-2-2-2---------------0-1-2-2-2---------------0-1-|
|-------------------------------------------------| Rpt

 Guitar 1
[-----------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------|
[--------------------2-----2---2----|
[-4--------4---------0-x-x-0-x-0----|
[-2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2--------------0--|
[Guitar 2         Pick scrape
[-----------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------|
[--------------------\-\------------|
[---------------------\-\-----------|
[-----------------------------------| Rpt 3 X

 Guitar 1                to feedback
[-----------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------|
[-4--------4---------4------(4)-----|
[-2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2--2------(2)-----|
[Guitar 2         Pick scrape. trem dive
[-----------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------|
[--------------------\-\------------|
[---------------------\-\-----------|
[-----------------------------------|


             ~~~~       ~~~            ~~~                
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------3-4-3-2---0---0----------3-4-3-2-----2-4--|
|-2-22-------------2-------2-22-------------0-2--|
|----------------------5------------------2------|

             ~~~~       ~~~          ~~~~~~~ pick scrape  
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|------3-4-3-2---0---0----------7-6-5--------\-\---|
|-2-22-------------2-------2-22---------------\-\--|
|----------------------5---------------------------|

 2nd Verse

 Guitar 1
[--------------|
[--------------|
[---------2----|
[-----3-4------|
[-2-2----------|
[--------------| Rpt 3 X
[Guitar 2 with wah
[--------------|
[--------------|
[-7\-----------|
[-9\-----------|
[--------------|
[--------------|Rpt 3 X

 Guitar 1
[-------------|
[-------------|
[-------------|
[-------------|
[-------------|
[-5--4--3--2--|
[Guitar 2
[-------------|
[-10-9--8--7--|
[-12b11b10b9b-|
[-------------|
[-------------|
[-------------|

 Guitar 2
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-7\----------7\----------7\----------10-9--8--7--|
|-7\----------7\----------7\----------12b11b10b9b-|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

 Guitar 2
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------10-9--8--7--|
|-7\----------7\----------7\----------12b11b10b9b-|
|-9\----------9\----------9\----------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

 Guitar 2
|-5\----------5\----------5\----------10-11-12----|
|-7\----------7\----------7\----------12b13b14b---|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

 Chorus

                                     ~~~
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------6-5-4---2-4p4-----------6-5-4---2-4p4-----|
|-4-4-4---------------2-3-4-4-4---------------2-3-|
|-------------------------------------------------| Rpt

 Guitar 1
[-----------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------|
[--------------------4-----4---4----|
[-6--------6---------2-x-x-2-x-2-4/-|
[-4--4-4-4-4--4-4-4--------------2/-|
[Guitar 2         Pick scrape
[-----------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------|
[--------------------\-\------------|
[---------------------\-\-----------|
[-----------------------------------| Rpt 3 X

 Guitar 1                to feedback
[-----------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------|
[-4--------4---------4------(4)-----|
[-2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2--2------(2)-----|
[Guitar 2         Pick scrape. trem dive
[-----------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------|
[-----------------------------<5>---|
[--------------------\-\------------|
[---------------------\-\-----------|
[-----------------------------------|

 Backing for solo

|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|---------------------6-5-4--2-4-2-|
|-2-4-4-4-2-4-4-4-4-4--------------|
|----------------------------------| Rpt 8 X

|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|---------------------9-8-7--5-7-5-|
|-5-7-7-7-5-7-7-7-7-7--------------|
|----------------------------------| Rpt 4 X

 Guitar solo with wah

  B

 Guitar 1 notes often decay to feedback
   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
[-----------------------------------------------------------|
[-12fb-----------r--------12fb--------10fb------------------|
[-----------------------------------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------------------------------|
[Guitar 2
[  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
[-15fb-----------r--------16---fb---------------------------|
[-------------------------------------10fb------------------|
[-----------------------------------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------------------------------|
[-----------------------------------------------------------|

   ~~~~             ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
|------------------------------------------17fb-17fb----14-16-|
|----------------------------------------------------17-------|
|-15brp13-15-13----13-11fb--trem vibrato----------------------|
|---------------15--------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|

     h                           h
|-14-16p14-12-14----12-14-19-14-16p14----14-20fb--r--16----14----12-|
|----------------14-------------------17----------------17----14----|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

   ~~~~~~
|---------21fb-21-21-21r-21fb-21r1919-19fb---17fb-r15-trem vibrato-\-|
|-11fb--r------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

  E

|--------12------------------------------|
|-----12----15fb-15fb-15fb-15fb-15fb15fb-|
|-/14------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------| Rpt

 with trem           ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    h
|-----------------------------------16fb---r--12-15p12----12----------|
|--------13\-------------------------------------------15----12-15-12-|
|-11\/11--------11\-11-trem vibrato-----------------------------------|
|-----------11\-------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

              G   A
|---------------------------|
|----12---------------------|
|-14----14-12-trem vibrato--|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|

|-------|
|-------|
|-------|
|----2--|
|-5--0--|
|-3-----|

 Rpt Intro
 Rpt 1st Verse
 Rpt Chorus with ad lib trem guitar


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