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Stranglers - London Lady tab

LONDON LADY
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Transcription by: Richard Stanforth (rtstanforth@hotmail.com)
Date of Transcription: 1st April 2002

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intro: C D G F
*bass and drums enter* C D G

  (intro riff)

           C           D          G
E-------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------5--5h7p5-5h7p5-5h7p5-5h7p5-|
A-------3-5-3-------5-7-5------5-7----------------------------|
E---3-5---------5-7--------5-7--------------------------------|

            C           D         G               F
E-------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------5--5h7p5-5h7p5-3h5p3-3h5p3-|
A-------3-5-3-------5-7-5------5-7----------------------------|
E---3-5---------5-7--------5-7--------------------------------|

           C           D          G         F
E-------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------1----1---------|
G----------------------------------------------3p2--2---------|
D----------------------------------5--5h7p5----3----3---------|
A-------3-5-3-------5-7-5------5-7----------------------------|
E---3-5---------5-7--------5-7--------------------------------|


C          D      
Little lady with Dingwalls bullshit
G                    F
Ah, you're so stupid, Foetid brainwaves
C           D
Little lady, what really happens
G                    F
When you see mirrors, you get the shivers


G (N.C.)   G  F            G (N.C.)  G  (N.C.)
  Ahhhh...    (keyboards)    (bass)     (drums)


C             D
Making love to the Mersey tunnel
G                        F
With a sausage, have you ever been to Liverpool?
C                      D
Please don't talk much, it burns my ears
G                           F
Tonight you've talked for a thousand years


G
Plastics real when you're real sick
F
Plastics real when you're real sick
E5
Plastics real when you're real sick
Eb
Plastics real when you're real sick
 
(play the above twice)

G Bb F

G                                  Bb       F
Tell me what you've got to look so pleased about

G Bb F

G                                  Bb       F
Tell me what you've got to look so pleased about


G F E5 F G F E5 F
                Oh!

C           D
London lady, why did you lay me?
G                             F
Your head is crowded with the names you've hounded
C                    D
The lines around your eyes they show me
G               F                         G                      Bb F
You realise the party's over London Lady, party's over London Lady
G                                  Bb        F    G Bb F
Tell me what you've got to look so pleased about
G                                  Bb        F
Tell me what you've got to look so pleased about


G Bb F (x7)

note: Hugh plays a kind of 'anti solo' here, where he just attacks his guitar and plays randomly,
unfortunately, it's really low in the mix so more time is needed to decipher it :)

end on F.





 
                         G#m   D       E C#m B
Your skies were blue, goodbye Toulouse
  E
I walked your streets in fear
                           G#m     D       E C#m B (riff)
I washed your streets with tears, Toulouse
F#m G#m A   B    E
Goodbye Toulouse

     E
Your cafes tell the tales
                  G#m      D       E C#m B
Of saddened millionaires, Toulouse
  E                 
A million dreams I've had
                    G#m    D       E C#m B (riff)
A million lies I've told, Toulouse
F#m G#m  A  B    
Goodbye Toulouse


D E D E - D D#5 E


guitar solo (over verse chords):
    
         E                                  G#m
E--------------0-----------0-----7-5-4-2-0-2-----|
B--12s---0-2-4---4-2-0-2-4---4-0-------------4---|
G------------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------|

  D   E       C#m                B      
E--------------------------------------0-----------0------|
B-5^^^^^-5h7p5-4h5p4-4h5p4-2h4p2-0-2-4---4-2-0-2-4---4-0--|
G---------------------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------|

  E                                   G#m
E-s4-2-0-------4-2-0-------7-5-4-2-0-2----|
B--------4-2-0-------4-2-0-------------4--|
G-----------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------|

  D   E        C#m              B
E--------------------------------------0-----------0------|
B-5^^^^^-5h7p5-4h5p4-4h5p4-2h4p2-0-2-4---4-2-0-2-4---4-0*-|
G---------------------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------------| <-*let ring
A---------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------|


F#m G#m A B 
E - G#m D E C#m B (x2, riff second time)
F#m G#m A B
D E D E - D D#5 E
E

   E
Paula leaned down to me
                   G#m D        E C#m B
From her high balcony, Toulouse
  E 
I will return someday
                   G#m  D       E C#m B (riff)
So you can hear me say farewell

F#m G#m A   B (riff)
Goodbye Toulouse (x3)


D E D E - D D#5 E

end on E.

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