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Status Quo - Paper Plane tab

Paper Plane
Status Quo
Piledriver 1972
Greg Harper   quorockergrg@hotmail.co.uk


I like the simplicty of this song.
The intro can be quite hard to get 
your head around but it's easy enough.
There are tons of ways of doing it and 
most of which are correct.
I have tabbed the version that is a 
little more challenging!

\/=slide
{}=repeat



Intro (Francis)
           *
E|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|---------8-8-10-8-8-8-10-8-8-8-10-|
E|-11-10-8-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--|etc
  ^Keep your index finger on the Bb of your bottom E
   This way you use minimal movement.

Intro (Rick-played where stars appear on Francis' tab)

E|---6-|
B|---6-|
G|---7-|
D|-8-8-|
A|-8-8-|
E|-6-6-|
  ^Play this until the drums come 
   in with the bass and shuffle a Bb.



Bb
Riding on a big white butterfly

I turned my back away towards the sky
  Eb
I close my eyes to look for something 

saw myself as really nothing
Bb
Then I realised my butterfly
F
Wasn't really up there with me
Eb N.C
We all make mistakes forgive me
Bb
Would you like to ride my butterfly


(Intro Again)
|Bb||Bb||Bb||Bb|



Bb
Riding on a long blue paper plane

Getting seasick, sorry once again
Eb
Landing strip is getting nearer

Hope the fog lifts, make it clearer
Bb
Then I realised my paper plane
F
Wasn't really up there with me
Eb N.C
We all make mistakes forgive me
Bb                                    F
Would you like to ride my paper plane 


Solo(Francis plays lead while Rick plays the chords):
 
 {    Bb
E|-9/-10-10-10--9/10-10-10--9/10-10-10--9/10-10-10-10--9-8-|
B|-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-11-10-9-|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 {
                                            }
E|-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-|
B|-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-|
G|-----------------------------------------|  Repeat
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|
                                            }

      Eb
E|-14/15-15-15-14/15-15-15-14/15-15-15-14/15-15-15-15-14-13-|
B|-15/16-16-16-15/16-16-16-15/16-16-16-15/16-16-16-16-15-14-|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|



E|-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-|
B|-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|



      Bb
E|-9/-10-10-10--9/10-10-10--9/10-10-10--9/10-10-10-10--9-8-|
B|-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-11-10-9-|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 


E|-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-|
B|-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|
                                           
Middle:

   Francis
E|-1-1-1-1-1------------------------------------|
B|-1-1-1-1-1------------------------------------|
G|-2-2-2-2-2------------------------------------|
D|-3-3-3-3-3------------------------------------|
A|-3-3-3-3-3------------------20-20-20-20-19-18-|
E|-1--------------------------------------------|
   
   Ricky
E|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|-15-------------------------------------------|
A|-15-15-15-15-15-------------------------------|
E|-13-13-13-13-13-------------------------------|

  Francis
E|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|-8-8-8-8-8------------------------------------|
D|-8-8-8-8-8------------------------------------|
A|-6-6-6-6-6------------------18-18-18-18-17-16-|
E|----------------------------------------------|

  Ricky
E|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|-3-3-3-3-3------------------------------------|
D|-1-1-1-1-1------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|


Solo:
      Bb
E|-9/-10-10-10--9/10-10-10--9/10-10-10--9/10-10-10-10--9-8-|
B|-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-11-10-9-|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|


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


|F|


Bb
Riding in a three grand Deutsche car

A to B is often very far
Eb
Home is near but such a long way

legs and heads all feel the wrong way
Bb
Then I realised my Deutsche car
   F
is only there to get me somewhere
Eb
even so I really do care
Bb                                      F
Would you like to ride my Deutsche car


Solo to fade


Some other ways to play the intro:

E|---------|
B|---------|
G|---------|
D|-1-0---3-|
A|-----3-1-|
E|---------|

or

E|---------|
B|---------|
G|---------|
D|---------|
A|-6-5---8-|
E|-----8-6-|


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