Bad Company - Ready For Love tab

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Date: Wed, 08 Oct 1997 19:08:05 +0000
From: Steve Throne 
Subject: TAB: Ready for Love by Bad Company

"Ready for Love"
by Mick Ralphs
from the album Bad Company

Notation 
**=let note ring!
^^=staccato
/=slide

Opening Riff - Asus4, A

[Asus4] [A] E------------------------------------------B-----------3**-------2**------------------G---------2------2--------2-------2--------D-------2----------2--------2---2---2------A-0**-------------------------0-------0----E------------------------------------------
[Asus4] [A] E-------------0-----------------------------B-----------3---3-2-------------------------G---------2---------2-------------2---------D-------2-------------------2---2---2-------A-0**-------------------------0-------0-----E-------------------------------------------
As far as I can tell, the verse just follows a simple arpeggio chord progression (A,C,D,C,B,A,G,F). I don't know the actual pattern, but you can try just about anything. Here's a simple example. Let the bass notes ring throughout.
[A]Wanderin down..[C]rocky roadE------------------------------------B---------2-----------------5--------G-------2---2-------------5---5------D-----2-------2---------5-------5----A-0**-----------0---3**-----------3--E------------------------------------
[D]Wonderin where my [C]life is [B]leadingE------------------------------------------B---------7h8p7----------------------------G-------7-------7-----------5----------4---D-----7----------7--------5----------4-----A-5**-----------------3**--------2**-------E------------------------------------------
[A]Rolling on [G]to the bitter [F]endE-----------------------------------------------------1---B---------2-------------------------------------------1---G-------2---2--------------4----------------2---------2---D-----2-------2----------5---5------------3---3-------3---A-0**-----------0------5-------5--------3-------3-----3---E------------------3**-----------3---1**----------1---1---
(Actually, that B chord may be a figment of my imagination, but I like it in there!) Pre-Chorus
[D]Ooohhhhhh Oooh (I want you to stay)E---------------------------------------------------B--7**------------7^^--------7**------------7^^-----G--7**------------7^^--------7**------------7^^-----D--7**------------7^^--------7**------------7^^-----A--5**------------5^^--------5**------------5^^-----E---------------------------------------------------My notation here is kinda strange. You should really smackthat D chord the first time and let it ring, then cut it off the second time (staccato??) If you listen to the recordit'll be pretty self explanitory) Play this 3 times, then, for the last time, play.....
[C]todayyyyy [D]ayyyyyyyy - you get the ideaE-------------------------B--5-------------7--------G--5-------------7--------D--5-------------7--------A--3-------------5--------E-------------------------
Then on to the chorus, which is just G,A,C,D
[G]Rea[A]dy for love [G][A] Oh baby I'mE---------------------------------------------------B---------------------------------------------------G--4//6-----6-------6--------4//6-----6-------6-----D--5//7-----7-------7--------5//7-----7-------7-----A--5//7--7--7----7--7--------5//7--7--7----7--7-----E--3//5--5--5----5--5--------3//5--5--5----5--5-----
[C]Rea[D]dy for love [C][D] E---------------------------------------------------B--5//7-----7-------7--------5//7-----7-------7-----G--5//7-----7-------7--------5//7-----7-------7-----D--5//7--7--7----7--7--------5//7--7--7----7--7-----A--3//5--5--5----5--5--------3//5--5--5----5--5-----E---------------------------------------------------
At the end of the chorus is a decending riff, like the verse.Try something like this: [C] [B] [A] [G] [F] [G]E-----------------------------------1----------3----B-----------------------------------1----------3----G-------0------0------0-------0-----2----------4----D------0------0------0-------0------3----------5----A--3**----2**----0**----------------3----------5----E------------------------3**--------1----------3----
That's pretty much the song. I haven't compared it too closely to the album, so I'm sure there are mistakes. But it sounds good to me so it should at least provide a good start. There's also plenty of room to improvise, especially during the verses. Have fun and I hope someone makes use of this! Please let me know if you have anything better Steve Throne st94h3xt@post.drexel.edu sthrone@earthlink.net
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