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Zz Top - Rough Boy tab

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Rough Boy - ZZ Top
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Song:  Rough Boy
Band:  ZZ Top
Album: Greatest Hits
Tabbed by:  ShecterMan71

Tempo:  80

This is a great song tabbed from the ZZ Top Anthology book Ö once again, 
Iíve made this as simple as possible Ö on the INTRO, Guitar 1 chords are
Strummed 1x

A lot of synthesizer work is done on this song Ö on most of the chords 
you can do a continuous palm mute in its place Ö just listen to it

INTRO

Guitar 1 
   A         E      F#m7     C#m7      A         E      F#m7     C#m7
Guitar 2                   
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|------9----------|------9----------|------9----------|------9----------|
D|-9/11---11\9---7-|-9/11---11\9-----|-9/11---11\9---7-|-9/11---11\9-----|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

Guitar 1 (Palm Mute)                           
   A5                                 F#5
Guitar 2                   
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|------9----------|------9----------|------9----------|------9----------|
D|-9/11---11\9--9--|-9/11---11\9-9-7-|-9/11---11\9-9-7-|-9/11---11\9--9\-|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

Guitar 1 (Palm Mute)                           
   B5                                 E5
Guitar 2                   
e|-----------------|-----------------|-5----(5)/-------|-5----(5)/-------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-5----(5)/-9-(9)-|-5----(5)/-9-(9)-|
G|-6b--(6)-4-------|-6-7-----6-4-----|-2----(2)/-------|-2----(2)/-------|
D|--------------7--|-----------------|-2----(2)/-------|-2----(2)/-------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

VERSE 1 - Guitar 1 

A5
What in the worldís come all over me?
F#5
I ainít got a chance in one in three
      B5
Ainít got no rap, ainít got no line
              E5
But if youíll give me just a minute Iíll be feeling fine
[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/z/zz-top/21262.html ]
                                          Guitar 2
                                          e|-------0---------|
                                          B|-----3-----------|
                                          G|-1/2-------------|
                                          D|-----------------|
                                          A|-----------------|
                                          E|-----------------|


VERSE 2 - Guitar 1

A5
I am the one who can fade the heat
    F#5
The one they all say, ďYou just canít be beatĒ
     E5
Iíll shoot it to you straight, and look you in the eye
   B5
So give me just a minute and Iíll tell you why

CHORUS

      A5
Iím a rough boy Ö               Iím a rough boy

Guitar 2
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-------9---------|------9----------|------9----------|-----------------|
D|-14/11--11\9-9-7-|-9/11---11\9-9-7-|-9/11---11\9-9\2-|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

SOLO - Guitar 2

Guitar 1 chord progression (muted) - C#5 / F#5 / B5 / E5 

VERSE 3 - Guitar 1

A5
I donít care how you look at me 
  F#5
Because Iím the one and you will see
E5
We can make it work, we can make it by
   B5
So give me one more minute and Iíll tell you why

CHORUS

      A5
Iím a rough boy Ö               Iím a rough boy

Guitar 2
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------0---------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----3-----------|
G|-------9---------|------9----------|------9----------|-1/2-------------|
D|-14/11--11\9-9-7-|-9/11---11\9-9-7-|-9/11---11\9-9\2-|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

OUTRO SOLO - Guitar 2

Note - This outro chord progression is VERY long and complicated Ö these 
are the correct chords for the rhythm guitar and the majority of them are
one chord per 2 bars Ö youíll have to listen to the solo to get the chord 
changes

OUTRO Chord Progression - Guitar 1 (palm mute) 

C#5/F#5/B5/E5 
A5/F#5/B5/E5 
A5/F#5/B5/E5
A5/F#5/B5/E5/A
A/E-A/F#m7/E-F#  
F#m7/E-F#/Bm7
E/E7sus4

That's it!  Hope you enjoyed this in all it's simplicity!


| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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