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The Gun Club - Fire Of Love tab

Album: Fire of Love
by The Gun Club
11 Tracks


1. SEX BEAT

Intro + verse :
F 133(221)
A 577(455)    during the verse he
E 0221(00)     plays only the bass notes
G 355(433)     but adds the higher notes for E and G
during verse

F                                A
Johnny's got a light in his eyes
E                          G
Shirley's got a light on her lips
Jakes got a monkeyshine on his head and Debra Ann's
got a tiger in her hips
they can twist and turn they can move and burn they
can throw themselves against the wall
but they creep for what they need and they explode to
the call

Chorus :
And then they move!   move!    Sex beat! Go!
-----------------------------5-|
-----------------------------5-|
-------------(4x)------8-----6-|
-----------6-7-7-------9-----7-|
-----------6-7-7-------9-----7-|
-----------4/5-5-------7-----5-|

very stupid like I told ya, very stupid like ya saw
very stupid as the simple thought of ever thinking at
all
and all the mind, all the soul all the body
all we know all the things that should have made us
whole
all the colourless security was only so we could go
and move, move
Sex beat, drop
and yes you do look cool and by the floodlights so
blue
you make my tropical apartment bed, your sacrificial
pool
my body in the water and my heart is in your hand
so this is the way you choose to send me to the
judgement land
so you can't move, move oohh..sex beat, go
and every day at three you throw me down by the
christmas tree
I watched your lights blink on and off while you start
your fun with me
I, I know your reasons and I, I know your goals
we can fuck forever but you will never get my soul
so you can move
so you can move
so you can move
so you can move so you can
oohh... Sex beat


<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

F1 A5 E0 G3

then G#4 / A5  B7 A5


2. PREACHING THE BLUES

intro + verse

riff
-12------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
-12-15-14-12---------------|--0 / 12 (slide b/---alternating-----------|
-13-13-13-13--(several x)--|--1 / 13   these 2---with--------------0-0-|
-14-14-14-14---------------|--2 / 14  chords)------------------2-2-----|
---------------------------|--2 / 14--------------------------(2)------|
---------------------------|--0 / 12-----------------------------------|

----------------|
----------------|
---------0-0----|
-2---2-2-----2--|
----(2)---------|
----------------|
                                                riff
I was up this morning, blues walking like a man
...


chorus :
                  G (3554)  +  riff
So, preach the Blues
               G   A (5776) +  riff
So, Preach the Blues now


<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

intro/verse riff :

 E--12--10--9--7-|
 B---0---0--0--0-|
G#---0---0--0--0-|
 E---0---0--0--0-|
 B---------------|
 E---------------|

then  E0 / ?12 adding sometimes

E----------------|
B--0-0--2-2--0-0-|
E--0-0--2-2--0-0-|

chorus : G3 A5 + riff


3. PROMISE ME

chords :
E    022100
F#   24432(2)
A    577655
D    101212111010

intro + verse :

E / F# / E  (with slide)
Promise me,                A           E
outside in the trees, they're waiting tonight
Promise me,
while the searching light moon has found me
        D          A                E
    you know it feels like the very last time again

Promise me,
someone who will promise me, stand in the dark and
fight like me
through eyes like fireflies,

    turn around and tell me, it'll be alright

       is it alright?

bridge : I tried to find something the closest to what
I heard, like this

0----------0--------------------------------------|
0-2-0--0/2---2-2----------------------------------|
1----------------1-----1--------------1-----------|
2------------------4/2----4/2-----4/2---4/2-----2-|
2------------------------------2------------2/4---|
0-------------------------------------------------|

Promise me,
don't cheat my soul when it returns to me
Promise me,
give me the vision I was born to see,
    you know it feels like years since they burned me
away
    you know it feels like years since they burned my
heart away
    you know it feels like years, feels like years
    you know it feels like years since they took my
eyes away


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verse : E0 F#2 several times then A5  E0

chorus : D10 A5 E0

bridge :

 E--0-----------0--------------------------------------|
 B--0-2-0---0-2---2-2----------------------------------|
G#--0-----0-----------0-----0-------------0------------|
 E----------------------2-0----2-0----2-0---2-0-----0--|
 B----------------------------------0-----------0-2----|
 E-----------------------------------------------------|


4. SHE'S LIKE HEROIN TO ME

verse :                chorus :
E  02210x              C 8101098x
A  x02220              A 57765(5)
D  x0023x              E 02210x
G  35543(3)            G 3200xx
A  57765(5)

intro : E A E D
// verse

  E    A                 E   D
I cannot get a look at it
so, I'm burning them on the deal anyway
I see her come down from the top of the stairs
  G                          A(5th fret)
I guess that I'd be cool, but there's a tickle in my
veins
I've been a real good tombstone, but now I'm blowing
away

She is like an eye-blue swimming pool
but, she will never know that she is there
we sit together drunk like our fathers used to be
I'm looking up and God is saying, "What are you gonna
do?"
I'm looking up and I'm crying, "I thought it was up to
you!"

but now,
       C
    She's like Heroin to me
       A
    she's like Heroin to me
       C
    she's like Heroin to me
       E  G              E  A  E D
    she cannot miss a vein

don't let her take her love to town
they will never fill her heart
she needs a passion like her father's used to be

I know, because I'm like the train shooting down the
mainline
I know, because I'm like the Indian wind along the
telegraph lines

    and she's like Heroin to me
    she's like Heroin to me
    she's like Heroin to me
    she cannot miss a vein           So mainline it!

bridge :  G 355433         A 577655  (2x)

I cannot get a look at it
so, I'm blowing back my trouble to the east
while we sit together sad like our fathers used to be

I know a perfect run by the sleep it puits in my heart
I know my special rider, I can feel her in the dark

    she feels like Heroin to me
    she feels like Heroin to me
    she's like Heroin to me
    she cannot miss a vein


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intro / verse : E0 A5 - E0 D10
		    G3 A5

chorus : C8 A5
         C8 E0 G3 E0 A5

bridge : I don't know whether both guitars are in open-e but
         if it's the case, while guit 1 plays G3 A5
         guit 2 plays this (w/ bottleneck I guess)

E------(3)-------(5)--|
B------(3)-------(5)--|
G#--2\3-3-----4\5-5---|
E------(3)-------(5)--|
B---------------------|
E---------------------|


5. FIRE SPIRIT
[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/t/the-gun-club/187642.html ]
verse :
E x799        A 5776(55)
D x577
G 3554(33)

                 E  D  G
I can see clearly
from my diamond eyes,
I'm going to the mountain with the Fire Spirit
no-one will accept all of me
     G      A        G
so the Fire...will stop

Up through the streets
the gunfire of cars,
going to the mountain with the Fire Spirit
no-one will take all of me
so the Fire...will stop

I will be cheating
the whole ritual,
I'm going to the mountain with the Fire Spirit
no-one will expect all of me
so the Fire..will stop

then : E 0221xx       F# 2443x
       G 3200xx       E 5776x
       F (1)332xx     B 7998xx

E  G  E  F
     E                          G
   Someone will break out of the circle,
     E                          F
   someone will turn and burn a world
   someone knows a better cell
   where the old north wind blows through southeast
hell, yeah....

   Invention was betrayed by the machine,
   promised like it was promised to me
   I'm going up to the mountain to see
   how the last thing, will set me free, yeah...
        D          E(5th fret)   D         E
     I had to do something, I was wearing down,
        D     G           E  G  E  F
     I was going down....

      F#                           E
   Why can no one ever touch a Fire Spirit?
   Why can no one ever hold a Fire Spirit?
      E(5th fret)                  E

   Why can no one ever feel a Fire Spirit?
       B
   I am going to the mountain,
   I am going to the mountain,
   I am going to the montain....

I can see clearly
from my diamond eyes,
I'm going to the mountain with the Fire Spirit,
no one will accept all of me...
and the fire...will stop...

With too much patience
and too much pain,
going to the mountain with the Fire Spirit
to make amends for all of me...
and the Fire...will stop.


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verse  : E12 D10 G3
         G3 A5 G3

after verse 3 : E0 G3 - E0 F1
	          Someone will...

		    D10 E12	- D10 E12 - D10 C8
		    I had to do sth...  I was going down

		    E0 G3 - E0 F1

why can no one... F#2 E0 - F#2 E0 - A5 E0
I am going... B7

then verse riff again


6. GHOST ON THE HIGHWAY

note : the re-writing of "Devil and the Nigger" but
played higher here

chords
F# 24432(2)       E 02210(0)
A  57765(5)   Esus4 02220(0)
 or00222(0)      C# x466
                  B x244

 verse : F#   A    F#    E  Esus4  E

         C#   B
         E


chorus :
               F#          (E)      A  E
Now, you're a ghost on the highway
your gesture is meaningless
you're lost to the living men
trailing souls to the end


(noise)   bridge :  E  F#  (2x)


<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

verse : F#2 A5 F#2 - E0 A5 A0
	  C#9 B7 E0

chorus : F#2 A5 E0

bridge : guit 1 - E0 F#2 (2x)

guit 2

E---------12----------12----------12-------------------14---------14-|
B------12----12----12----12----12----12----12\------14----14----14---|
G#--12----------12----------12----------12-------14----------14------|
E---12----------12----------12-------------------14----------14------|
B--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------|

---------------|
-14----14------|
----14----14\--|
---------------|
---------------|
---------------|

then C#9 B7 E0
then chorus - verse - chorus


7. JACK ON FIRE

he plays the same throughout the song, namely

verse :   E  D  C#  D
E  x799
D  x577
C# x466

chorus :  A  C#
A 5776xx


<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

verse : E12 D10 C#9 D10

chorus : A5 C#9


8. BLACK TRAIN

F# 244x
E  022x
A  x022(2)
Asus4 x0223x
?  12141413(12)

intro : F# E F#

          I'm moving on the black train

F#  E  A  The night it beats me down
A   E  F# I'm moving on the Black Train
F#  E  A  I breath a soundles sound,
F#  A  E(022100)                  (12th fret)
        Riding on the Black Train

Every drop in my body moves with the train
And some of it's on the floor
I'm slippin' out to anyplace
Although I know I've been there before

        Riding on the Black Train

Torn up on the Black Train
Torn from my southern home
Left a nigger lying dead by the river
Left the Will-O-the-Wisp to roam

        Riding on the Black Train

I'm heat on the Black Train
A torch lighting up the night
With everything I've had and everything I've done
I still can't be satisfied,

        Riding on the Black Train


<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

verse : F#2 E0 F#2	guit 2 sometimes adds
	  F#2 E0 A5		E--------------------|
	  A5 E0 F#2		B--------------------|
	  F#2 E0 A5		G#--5-6---5-6---5-6--|

	  F#2 A5 E0 / E12

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9. GOODBYE JOHNNY

E 022x          A 57765(7)
F# 2443(2)      G 3554(3)

verse
     E  Esus4       F# G  E
(G)-----2 / 0----|--3-4-1---2 / 0---|
(D)--2--------2--|--4-5-2-2-------2-|
(A)--2--------2--|--4-5-2-2-------2-|
(E)--0--------0--|--2-3-00-------0--|

chorus :

  A  G  E
 I'm out near Santa Fe
 Hitching out for the warmer days

bridge
-0-----0---0-----0-3(BU)--------------|
-03-2-0--0-3-2-0------------------0---|
-1-----1---1-----1------------------1-|
-2-----2---2-----2-----4-4 / 5 / 7--2-|
-2-----2---2-----2-----4-4 / 5 / 7--2-|
-0---------0------------------------0-|


<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

verse : E0 A5\G3 E0
	  F#2 G3 E0

chorus : A5 G3 E0

bridge :
	(2x)	   BU
E--0-----------3*------------------|	   *the 2nd time
B--0--3--2--0----------------------|
G#-0-(0)(0)(0)---------(2x)--------|
E--0-(0)(0)(0)---2-2 / 3-3 / 5--0--|
B----------------2-2 / 3-3 / 5--0--|
E----------------2-2 / 3-3 / 5--0--|


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10. FOR THE LOVE OF IVY

intro

  E
-(0)--|---------------------------------------------------------------|
-(0)--|---------------------------------------------------------------|
--0---|---------------------------------------------------------------|
--0---|-7--777-7777--77-66-55-44-33-22--222--11--1111...-0------------|
--0---|-0--000-0000--00-00-00-00-00-00--000--00--0000----0-0000000----|.
--0---|-0--000-0000--00-00-00-00-00-00--000--00--0000----0--00000-----|

verse : E0 / G3 / E0 / A5

chorus : 1X) E0 / A5 / E0 / ?12
         2X) E0 / F1 / E0 / ?7

bridge : E0 / G3 / E0 / F?
         G3 / F#2 / F1 / E0

then play the intro again
then a chord progression like this : E0 / F1 / F#2 / G3

end : E0 / G3 / E0 /A5

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11. COOL DRINK OF WATER

main riff
        BU
-----0--3---------3--0--------0--BU--------------|
--0---------------3--0-----0-----3---------------|
------------------3--0---------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------|
--------------0-------------------------0--------|
-----------5-------------------------5-----3--0--|
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