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Status Quo - Mysteries From The Ball tab

Mysteries From The Ball
Status Quo


Intro: 
                                                   *bend 1/4 note

  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   
E|2---2---------------------------|2---2---------------------------|
B|3---3---------------------------|3---3---------------------------|
G|2---2---4p2---------------------|2---2---4p2---------------------|
D|0---0-------4p0-3p0-----0-------|0---0-------4p0-3*--------------|
A|--------------------2p0---------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   
E|2---2---------------------------|2---2---------------------------|
B|3---3---------------------------|3---3---------------------------|
G|2---2---4p2---------------------|2---2---4p2---------------------|
D|0---0-------4p0-3p0-----0-------|0---0-------4p0-----------------|
A|--------------------2p0---------|----------------3*--------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   
E|2---2---------------------------|2---2---------------------------|
B|3---3---------------------------|3---3---------------------------|
G|2---2---4p2---------------------|2---2---4p2---------------------|
D|0---0-------4p0-3p0-----0-------|0---0-------4p0-3*--------------|
A|--------------------2p0---------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   
E|2---2---------------------------|2---2-----------|
B|3---3---------------------------|3---3-----------| Notice that the
G|2---2---4p2---------------------|2---2---4p2-----| time-signature
D|0---0-------4p0-3p0-----0-------|0---0-------4p0-| is 2/4 in the
A|--------------------2p0---------|----------------| last bar.
E|--------------------------------|----------------|

  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|  
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| 
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| 
A|3-------------------------------|(3)-----------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

Just let the note ring over these two bars.


Backing for the intro:

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 
E||-----------------|-----------------||
B||*7-7-------------|7-7-----5-------*||
G||-7-7-------------|7-7-----5--------|| 3x
D||-7-7-------------|7-7-----5--------||
A||*5-5-------------|5-5-----3-------*||
E||-----------------|-----------------||

  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 
E|----------------|--------|----------------|----------------|
B|7-7-------------|7-7-----|5---------------|(5)-------------|
G|7-7-------------|7-7-----|5---------------|(5)-------------|
D|7-7-------------|7-7-----|5---------------|(5)-------------|
A|5-5-------------|5-5-----|3---------------|(3)-------------|
E|----------------|--------|----------------|----------------|
                  timesign.       Let this C-chord ring over
                    2/4               these two bars.



Backing for the four bars between intro and first verse:

  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4   + 
E|----------------|--------------------| 
B|----------------|--------------------|
G|----------------|--------------------|
D|7-7-9-9-7---9---|7-7-9-9-7---9---9-9-|
A|5-5-5-5-5---5---|5-5-5-5-5---5---5-5-|
E|----------------|--------------------|
                                   * *  

  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   + 
E|----------------|--------------------------------| The notes above
B|----------------|--------------------------------| the asterisks 
G|----------------|--------------------------------| are semiquavers.
D|7-7-9-9-7---9---|7---7-7-9---9-9-7---7-7-9---9---| Take a look at  
A|5-5-5-5-5---5---|5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5---| the countbar.
E|----------------|--------------------------------| You can also
                       * *     * *     * *           listen to the
                                                     hi-hat for the
                                                     rhythm.

Verse:

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 
E||------------------|----------------|
B||*-----------------|----------------|
G||------------------|----------------|
D||--7-7-9-9-7---9---|7-7-9-9-5---7---|
A||*-5-5-5-5-5---5---|5-5-5-5-3---3---|
E||------------------|----------------|

  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 
E|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|7-7-9-9-7---9---|7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|
A|5-5-5-5-5---5---|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|----------------|----------------|

  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 
E|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|5-5-7-7-5---7---|----------------|
A|3-3-3-3-3---3---|5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|
E|----------------|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 
E|----------------|-----------------||
B|----------------|----------------*||
G|----------------|-----------------||
D|7-7-9-9-7---9---|7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--||
A|5-5-5-5-5---5---|5-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-*||
E|----------------|-----------------||

Repeat the whole thing to complete the
verse. The second time replace the last
bar by:

  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  
E|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|----------------|

Or (for the other guitar) by:

  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 
E|--------10------|  As far as I can hear, the two guitars are
B|----10----------|  playing the same backing during the verse.
G|11--------------|  The only difference is this last bar.
D|----------------|
A|----------------|
E|----------------|
 


Chorus:

guitar 1

    1 + 2  + 3 + 4  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  
E||-------------------|------------------------|
B||*------------------|------------------------|
G||-------------------|------------------------|
D||-------------------|10-10-12-10-10-10-12-10-|
A||*8-8-10-8-8-8-10-8-|8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|
E||-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--6-|------------------------|

  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +   1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +  
E|------------------------|-------------------------||
B|------------------------|------------------------*||
G|------------------------|-------------------------|| 2x 
D|------------------------|12-12-14-12-12-12-14-12--|| 4x for the 
A|10-10-12-10-10-10-12-10-|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-*|| last chorus 
E|8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|-------------------------||


  1 + 2  + 3 + 4  +  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +   1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4 
E|------------------|------------------------|--------|--------|
B|------------------|------------------------|--------|--------|
G|------------------|------------------------|9-------|(9)-----|
D|------------------|10-10-12-10-10-10-12-10-|10------|(10)----|
A|8-8-10-8-8-8-10-8-|8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|10------|(10)----|
E|6-6-6--6-6-6-6--6-|------------------------|8-------|(8)-----|
                                              Let the chord ring!
Guitar 2


    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1  +  2 + 3 + 4 +  
E||-----------------|------------------|
B||*----------------|------------------|
G||---7-------------|---10-------------|
D||---8-8-----------|10-10-10----------|
A||*8---8-----------|8-----8-----------|
E||-6---------------|------------------|


  1  +  2 + 3 + 4 +  1  +  2 + 3 + 4 + 
E|------------------|-------------------||
B|------------------|------------------*||
G|---9--------------|---12--------------|| 2x
D|---10-10----------|12-12-12-----------|| 4x for the last chorus
A|10----10----------|10----10----------*||
E|8-----------------|-------------------||


  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1  +  2 + 3 + 4 +  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  
E|----------------|------------------|--------|--------|
B|----------------|------------------|--------|--------|
G|--7-------------|---10-------------|9-------|(9)-----|
D|--8-8-----------|10-10-10----------|10------|(10)----|
A|8---8-----------|8-----8-----------|10------|(10)----|
E|6---------------|------------------|8-------|(8)-----|
                                      Let the chord ring!



Break: (the eight bars between second chorus and the solo):

  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   
E|2---2---------------------------|2---2---------------------------|
B|3---3---------------------------|3---3---------------------------|
G|2---2---4p2---------------------|2---2---4p2---------------------|
D|0---0-------4p0-3p0-----0-------|0---0-------4p0-3*--------------|
A|--------------------2p0---------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   
E|2---2---------------------------|2---2---------------------------|
B|3---3---------------------------|3---3---------------------------|
G|2---2---4p2---------------------|2---2---4p2---------------------|
D|0---0-------4p0-3p0-----0-------|0---0-------4p0-----------------|
A|--------------------2p0---------|----------------3*--------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   
E|2---2---------------------------|2---2---------------------------|
B|3---3---------------------------|3---3---------------------------|
G|2---2---4p2---------------------|2---2---4p2---------------------|
D|0---0-------4p0-3p0-----0-------|0---0-------4p0-3*--------------|
A|--------------------2p0---------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 
E|----------------|--------------|
B|----------------|--------------| Notice that this last bar has
G|----------------|--------------| only 7 quavers. So the time-
D|----------------|--3-4-5-------| signature is actually 7/8 
A|5---------2-4-5-|--------------| instead of 4/4
E|--2-3-4-5-------|--------------|

Backing for the break:

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 
E||-----------------|-----------------||
B||*----------------|----------------*||
G||-----------------|-----------------|| 3x
D||-7-7-9-7-7-7-9---|7-7-9-9-5--------||
A||*5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|5-5-5-5-3-------*||
E||-----------------|-----------------||

  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 
E|----------------|--------------|--------------|
B|----------------|--------------|--------------|
G|----------------|--------------|--------------|
D|7-------------7-|--------------|--------------|
A|5-------------5-|----------5---|(5)-----------|
E|----------------|----------3---|(3)-----------|
                  Time signature for
                  this bar is 7/8.

Solo:
                    ---use pitch harmonics--
  1 +   2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 
E|------------------|--------------------|
B|------------------|------8-----8-10b12-| hold bend
G|------------------|--7-9-----9---------|
D|------5---5---5-7-|9-------------------|
A|--5h7-------7-----|--------------------|
E|------------------|--------------------|

-----------------------til here                    
  1  +  2  +  3  +  4 +  1 + 2  +  3 +     4 + 
E|----------------------|--------------------15-| For an explanation
B|---12-12-12-12-12-12r-|10--10-10---15b17------| of pitch harmonics
G|----------------------|-----------------------| read the introduction
D|----------------------|-----------------------| above.
A|----------------------|-----------------------|
E|----------------------|-----------------------|
                    release slowly

  1     + 2  +     3 +  4     +  1  +     2 +  3  +  4 + 
E|--------15---------15---------|15---------15---------15-|
B|15b17------15b17------15b17---|---15b17------17r15------|
G|------------------------------|-------------------------|
D|------------------------------|-------------------------|
A|------------------------------|-------------------------|
E|------------------------------|-------------------------|

  1  +  2  +  3     +  4  +   1     +     2  +  3  +  4  + 
E|---------------------------|------------------------------|
B|15-12----------------------|------------------------------|
G|------14-12-14p12----12----|------------------------------|
D|------------------14----14-|14p12-------------------------|
A|---------------------------|------14p12-12\10----10-10-10-|
E|---------------------------|------------------12----------|

  1    +     2     +     3    +     4     +  
E|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|10---10-10-10----------10---10-10-10----------|
E|--------------12-10-12---------------12-10-12-|

  1     +     2     +     3     +    4    +   
E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------12---|
D|------------------------------12---14--------|
A|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12/14----------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

  1     +     2  +     3     +  4     +  
E|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|14b16r14p12-14-14b16r14p12-14-14b16r14p12-|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

  1  +     2     +  3  +  4     +   
E|----------------------------------|
B|------------------------------15--|
G|14-14b16r14p12-14-14----14/16-----|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

  1  +     2  +  3    + 4     +  1    +   2   + 3 + 4 +    
E|15-17b19-------17b19--17b19---|19r17p15-15--15--------|
B|------------------------------|-----------------------|
G|------------------------------|-----------------------|
D|------------------------------|-----------------------|
A|------------------------------|-----------------------|
E|------------------------------|-----------------------|

  1     +     2     +     3     +     4     +  
E|15p12-------------------------------------------|
B|------15p12-15p12-------------------------------|
G|------------------14p12-14p12-------14p12-------|
D|------------------------------14p12-------14p12-|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

  1     +     2 + 3 + 4    +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  
E|---------------------------|----------------|
B|---------------------------|----------------|
G|--------------------14b16-r|14~~\-----------|
D|14p12----------------------|----------------|
A|------14p12-10-------------|----------------|
E|---------------------------|----------------|




Backing for the solo:

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 
E||-----------------|----------------|
B||*----------------|----------------|
G||-----------------|----------------|
D||-----------------|----------------|
A||*5-5-7-5-5-5-7-5-|5-5-7-5-5-5-7-5-|
E||-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 
E|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|
A|7-7-9-7-7-7-9-7-|7-7-9-7-7-7-9-7-|
E|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|

  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +   1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +   
E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------|------------------------|
A|10-10-12-10-10-10-12-10-|10-10-12-10-10-10-12-10-|
E|8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|

  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 
E|----------------|-----------------||
B|----------------|----------------*|| 
G|----------------|-----------------||
D|----------------|-----------------||
A|5-5-7-5-5-5-7-5-|5-5-7-5-5-5-7-5-*||
E|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--||

Repeat these 8 bars to complete the solo-backing and replace the
second time the last bar by:

  1 + 2 + 3 +  4  +  
E|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-------------------|
A|5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-|
E|3-4-5-6-7-8--9--10-|




Outro:

  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   
E|2---2---------------------------|2---2---------------------------|
B|3---3---------------------------|3---3---------------------------|
G|2---2---4p2---------------------|2---2---4p2---------------------|
D|0---0-------4p0-3p0-----0-------|0---0-------4p0-3*--------------|
A|--------------------2p0---------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   
E|2---2---------------------------|2---2---------------------------|
B|3---3---------------------------|3---3---------------------------|
G|2---2---4p2---------------------|2---2---4p2---------------------|
D|0---0-------4p0-3p0-----0-------|0---0-------4p0-----------------|
A|--------------------2p0---------|----------------3*--------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   
E|2---2---------------------------|2---2---------------------------|
B|3---3---------------------------|3---3---------------------------|
G|2---2---4p2---------------------|2---2---4p2---------------------|
D|0---0-------4p0-3p0-----0-------|0---0-------4p0-3*--------------|
A|--------------------2p0---------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   
E|2---2---------------------------|2---2---------------------------|
B|3---3---------------------------|3---3---------------------------|
G|2---2---4p2---------------------|2---2---4p2---------------------|
D|0---0-------4p0-3p0-----0-------|0---0-------4p0-3*--------------|
A|--------------------2p0---------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    
E|----------------------------2---||
B|----------------------------3---||  
G|4p2-----4p2-----------------2---|| 
D|----4p0-----4p0-3p0-----0-------|| 
A|--------------------2p0---------||
E|--------------------------------||

Backing for the outro:

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 
E||-----------------|-----------------||
B||*----------------|----------------*||
G||-----------------|-----------------|| 4x
D||-7-7-9-7-7-7-9---|7-7-9-9-5--------||
A||*5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|5-5-5-5-3-------*||
E||-----------------|-----------------||

  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  
E|----------------||
B|7-------------7-||
G|7-------------7-||
D|7-------------7-||
A|5-------------5-||
E|----------------||
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