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Stranglers - Bitching tab

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

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Ah! They don't make them like this anymore, a good old rock'n'roll tune with not
one, but TWO lovely guitar solos to master... ENJOY!

intro: A - F#m G (x8, bass enters 3rd time, keyboards enter 5th time,
       drums enter 7th time)


A                                    F#m G
Bitching 'bout the things we've seen
A                                 F#m G
Bitching 'bout the things we'd be
A                                  G F#m
Bitching 'bout the loves we've had
E                         G F#m
My oh my it wasn't so bad
E                                    G F#m
When we had that to loosen our minds
E                                         F#m 
Hey little baby in the front row, be kind


 G   A                                      F#m
(bar bitching) Telling you the gospel truth
 G   A                                    F#m
(bar bitching) Why don't you all go get screwed?
 G   A                                         F#m
(bar bitching) Why don't you tell me something new?
 G   A                        F#m G
(bar bitching) Yeah, bitching


A                           F#m G
Bitching 'bout the Windsor C
A                             F#m G
Bitching 'bout the Western Sea
A                                       G F#m
Why can't you all be like a Grainger man?
E                    G F#m
Or even a Pheland man?
E                                        G F#m
I'll tell you what we'll meet in Amsterdam
E                                             F#m 
And then you'll see what should be really can


 G   A                                      F#m
(bar bitching) Telling you the gospel truth
 G   A                                    F#m
(bar bitching) Why don't you all go get screwed?
 G   A                                         F#m
(bar bitching) Why don't you tell me something new?
 G   A                                                  F#m G
(bar bitching) Yeah, bitching, that's what I'm talking about

Got anything to say? No? Well, shut up...

guitar solo (repeat chords A - F#m G, listen to the recording to get the bends
right, he mainly bends the notes a semitone upwards):

E------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
B--7^7p5-----------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
G---------7-6------------------------|----------------------------------0h2h4p2---2-|
D--------------7---5h7p5-4-----------|-----------0h2h4p2---2-------0h2h4------------|
A---------------------------7---5-4--|----0h2h4---------------0h2h4-----------------|
E------------------------------------|-0h3------------------------------------------|

E----------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B-----------0h2h3p2--3s5--5s7--7^7p5--7^7p5----|------------------------------------|
G------0h2h4-----------------------------------|--6-6^------------0--0----0---0---0-|
D-0h2h4----------------------------------------|-------7-7s2--2s4------4^---4^--4^--|
A----------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

E-----------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------|
D--4^*-4--2--0h2p0------------------| <-- *bend up a semitone and hold
A-------------------4-2---0---------|      
E-----------------------------------|      

E-----------------------------------------|-------------12-14-14^-12---------------|
B-------------12-14-14^-12----------------|-------12-14--------------14-12h14p12---|
G-------12-14--------------14-12h14p12----|-12s14-------------------------------14-|
D-12s14--------------------------------11-|----------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|

E----------------------------------------------|
B--12^12p10------------------------------------|
G-----------12-11-11h12p11---------------------|
D---------------------------12-11-11h12p11-----|
A-------------------------------------------12-|
E----------------------------------------------|


A                                  F#m G
There's a place with a lot of eyes
A                                         F#m G
Strange smoke perfume around the peacock guys
A                                  G F#m
And the girls, they move their heat
E                                 G F#m
To the impulsive, compulsive beat
E                                     G F#m
But that's another place, another time
E                                             F#m
Maybe we'll meet there in quite a short while


 G   A                                      F#m
(bar bitching) Telling you the gospel truth
 G   A                                    F#m
(bar bitching) Why don't you all go get screwed?
 G   A                                         F#m
(bar bitching) Why don't you tell me something new?
 G   A                        Bm C#m 
(bar bitching) Yeah, bitching


D                               Bm C#m
I really don't know what to say
D                                     Bm C#m
That's gonna happen to us all one day
D                                   C#m D
And when it does you can have me too
E
But until then I really don't know what to do
                       F#m
I'm just gonna keep on


 G   A                                      F#m
(bar bitching) Telling you the gospel truth
 G   A                                    F#m
(bar bitching) Why don't you all go get screwed?
 G   A                                         F#m
(bar bitching) Why don't you tell me something new?
 G   A                        F#m G  
(bar bitching) Yeah, bitching


 A - F#m G (x6, over keyboard solo) A - Bm C#m

   (D)                                        (Bm*)      (C#m*)
 E-----------------------------------12-12-12-12p10-------------|
 B---------------------------------------------------12---------|
 G--11-11-11--9s11-11-11--9s11-11-11---------------------14-11--| <-- play three
 D--12-12-12-10s12-12-12-10s12-12-12----------------------------|     times (*chords
 A--------------------------------------------------------------|     on 3rd time are
 E--------------------------------------------------------------|     C#m and D)

   (E)                      (F#m)(G) (A) 
 E--------------------------------------------
 B-12--10--9----------------------------------
 G------------9--7--6-------------------------
 D----------------------9-7-6-4---5---5s7-----
 A--------------------------------------------
 E--------------------------------------------
                                Bar bitching!


 F#m G  A
    Bar bitching (x3)

    G               A       G               A
 E-----------------------------------------------------|
 B--------------------------8--8--8--7-8s12-10--10-10--|
 G--7--7--7--6-7s11-9--9-9-----------------------------|
 D-----------------------------------------------------|
 A-----------------------------------------------------|
 E-----------------------------------------------------|

    G                    A          G                    A
 E----------------------------------10--10--10--9-10s14--12-|
 B--12--12--12--10-12s15-14--14-14--------------------------|
 G----------------------------------------------------------|
 D----------------------------------------------------------|
 A----------------------------------------------------------|
 E----------------------------------------------------------|

 
 ends on keyboard chord of A, which slowly fades out.
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