Ships In The Night tab with lyrics by Be Bop Deluxe - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Be Bop Deluxe – Ships In The Night tab

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		Ships In The Night - Be Bop Deluxe
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Tabbed by: axe victim
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This tab is based on the  Live! In The Air Age  version, I think all 
the information you need is there. 

Tuning:EADGBe

| x mute note
|(131211) chord shape
| ~ sustain or vibrato
| b bend
| r release bend
| h hammer-on
| p pull-off
| / slide up
| \ slide down
| *8* pinch harmonic



Intro: Massive keyboard chords, C - F - Am - G, and guitar solo...


___C!__________F____________________Am__________G__________________
 
e|-8------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|-8------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|-9------------------------------|--------------------------------|D|-10-----------------------------|--------------------------------|A|-10-----------------------------|--------------------------------|E|-8------------------------------|--------------------------------| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & - 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -
___C___________F____________________Am__________G__________________ ( Let ring... )e|-8------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|-8------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|-9------------------------------|--------------------------------|D|-10-----------------------------|--------------------------------|A|-10-----------------------------|--------------------------------|E|-8------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Riff 1: ___C___________F____________________Am__________G__________________
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|D|-------------10~~~~~~~~~~~~~~------------------------------------|A|3/7--10-h12---------------------3/7---10-h12---------------------|E|--------------------------------|-------------8~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\--|
___C___________F____________________Am__________G__________________ ( bend G string 'down' towards the high e )e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|---------------------12b14~~r12--12b14~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~---|D|-------------10------10~~~~~~~~--10~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~---|A|3/7--10-h12------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Repeat riff 1, then... Verse: "like a..."
___C___________F____________________Am__________G__________________".......square peg in a round hole..." (etc)e|-8------------------------------|-0-----------3------------------|B|-8-----------10-----------------|-1-----------3------------------|G|-9-----------10-----------------|-2-----------4------------------|D|-10----------10-----------------|-2-----------5------------------|A|-10----------8------------------|-0-----------5------------------|E|-8------------------------------|-------------3------------------|
Four times, and then... " Without..."
___C_______________G________________F_______________G______________"..love I am a desert..." (etc)e|-8---------------3--------------|-1---------------3--------------|B|-8---------------3--------------|-1---------------3--------------|G|-9---------------4--------------|-2---------------4--------------|D|-10--------------5--------------|-3---------------5--------------|A|-10--------------5--------------|-3---------------5--------------|E|-8---------------3--------------|-1---------------3--------------|
Four times, and then... Chorus: play with a sort of reggae feel. " Without..."
___Am_(577555)_____________________________________________________"..love............................we are like ships in the..."e|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|B|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|G|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|D|-7-------x---x---7-------x---x--|-7-------x---x---7-------x---x--|A|-7-------x---x---7-------x---x--|-7-------x---x---7-------x---x--|E|-5-------x---x---5-------x---x--|-5-------x---x---5-------x---x--|
___F7_(131211)_____________________________________________________" night..."e|-----1---x---x-------1---x---x--|-----1---x---x-------1---x---x--|B|-----1---x---x-------1---x---x--|-----1---x---x-------1---x---x--|G|-----2---x---x-------2---x---x--|-----2---x---x-------2---x---x--|D|-1-------x---x---1-------x---x--|-1-------x---x---1-------x---x--|A|-3-------x---x---3-------x---x--|-3-------x---x---3-------x---x--|E|-1-------x---x---1-------x---x--|-1-------x---x---1-------x---x--|
" Without..."
___Am_(577555)_____________________________________________________" love............................selling our souls down the..."e|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|B|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|G|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|D|-7-------x---x---7-------x---x--|-7-------x---x---7-------x---x--|A|-7-------x---x---7-------x---x--|-7-------x---x---7-------x---x--|E|-5-------x---x---5-------x---x--|-5-------x---x---5-------x---x--|
___G_(355433)_______________________F_______________G______________" river..."e|-----3---x---x-------3---x---x--|-5---5---5---5---7---7---7---7--|B|-----3---x---x-------3---x---x--|-6---6---6---6---8---8---8---8--|G|-----4---x---x-------4---x---x--|-5---5---5---5---7---7---7---7--|D|-5-------x---x---5-------x---x--|--------------------------------|A|-5-------x---x---5-------x---x--|--------------------------------|E|-3-------x---x---3-------x---x--|--------------------------------|
___Em_(022000)_____________________________________________________"..................Sailing away.........................and..."e|-----0---x---x-------0---x---x--|-----0---x---x-------0---x---x--|B|-----0---x---x-------0---x---x--|-----0---x---x-------0---x---x--|G|-----0---x---x-------0---x---x--|-----0---x---x-------0---x---x--|D|-2-------x---x---2-------x---x--|-2-------x---x---2-------x---x--|A|-2-------x---x---2-------x---x--|-2-------x---x---2-------x---x--|E|-0-------x---x---0-------x---x--|-0-------x---x---0-------x---x--|
___F7_(131211)_____________________________________________________"...forever... our pleasure is..."e|-----1---x---x-------1---x---x--|----1----x---x-------1----------|B|-----1---x---x-------1---x---x--|----1----x---x-------1----------|G|-----2---x---x-------2---x---x--|----2----x---x-------2----------|D|-1-------x---x---1-------x---x--|-1-------x---x---1--------------|A|-3-------x---x---3-------x---x--|-3-------x---x---3--------------|E|-1-------x---x---1-------x---x--|-1-------x---x---1----------3-3-|-
___G_(355433)______________________________________________________"..blue..."e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|D|---------------------------5--5-|-5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-------|A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|E|-3~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-------|----------------------------3-3-|
___G_(355433)_______________________F_______G______________________
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|D|--------------------------------|-3-------5----------------------|A|--------------------------------|-3-------5----------------------|E|-3~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--|-1-------3----------------------|
Then... Guitar solo 1:
___C___________F____________________Am__________G__________________ *( pinch harmonics )*e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|-------------10b12~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*8*-*9*-*8*-*9*---------|D|/10-----------------------------|-------------------------10-----|A|/10-----------------------------|-----------------------------10-|E|/8------------------------------|--------------------------------|
___C___________F____________________Am__________G__________________
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|A|-8---6--h7---------------6--h7--|--------------------------------|E|-------------8---6--h8----------|-8~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\--|
Repeat riff 1 and verse, more or less the same... Then, guitar solo 2 ( or sax solo on studio version... ) Guitar solo 2: ___Am_(577555)_____________________________________________________
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|-------------7b9~~~~~~~~~~~~~~7p5h7~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~5------------|D|------------------------------------------------------7p5--------|A|---------------------------------------------------------5^3-5p3-|E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
___F7_(131211)_____________________________________________________(Tone and a half bend up, from D to F - allow bend to decay slightly...)e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|A|---3-5b8~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|E|-5------------------------------|--------------------------------|
___Am_(577555)_____________________________________________________(...release bend )e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------0h2h5-5p4p2-4h5-|D|--------------------------------------------0h2h5----------------|A|~r-p3h5p3--0~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~0h2h3--------------------|E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
___G_(355433)______________________________________________________
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|G|-7~~~~~~~~--5h7p5p4-4h5p4----------------------------------------|D|--------------------------5--------------------------------------|A|----------------------------5-3p2--------------------------------|E|--------------------------------|-3------------------------------|
___Em_(022000)_____________________________________________________ ( rake )e|---------12---------------------|-12-----------------------------|B|--------x----15b17~~~~~~~~~~~~--|----15p12---12------------------|G|-------x------------------------|---------14----15p14p12---------|D|------x-------------------------|------------------------14~~~~--|A|-----x--------------------------|--------------------------------|E|-0------------------------------|--------------------------------|
___F7_(131211)_____________________________________________________ ( rake )e|-------------13--17--13---------|--------------------------------|B|-----------13----------------13----------------------------------|G|---------14---------------------14-------------------------------|D|-------15--------------------------15----------------------------|A|--------------------------------------15--14p13\12~~~~~~~~~\-----|E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Riff 2: ___G_(320003________________________G_(355433)_____________________
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|D|--------------------------------|-----------------5-----4-----5--|A|-----------------2-----1-----2--|-5-----4-----5------------------|E|-3-----2-----3------------------|--------------------------------|
___G_(xx5433)______________________________________________________
e|--------------------------------|-2-------3~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|B|-----------------3-----2-----3--|--------------------------------|G|-4-----3-----4------------------|--------------------------------|D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Piano solo, same rhythm chords... Ending: ___G_______________________________________________________________
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|D|---------------------------5--5-|-5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-----|A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|E|-3~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-----|----------------------------3-3-|
...a few times then... ___G________________________________F_______G______________________
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|D|-5---------------5--------------|-3-------5----------------------|A|-------5---------------5--------|-3-------5----------------------|E|-------------3---------------3--|-1-------3----------------------|
Lyrics: Like a square peg in a round hole... Like a harp without its strings... Like a sailor who sails no oceans, Like a bird that has no wings... Without love, I am a desert, Without love, my light is dim... Without love, I have no treasures... Without love, I cannot win Without love ... We are like ships in the night Without love ... Selling our souls down the river Sailing away and forever our pleasure is blue.... Like a dream that has no dreamer, Like a cloud without a sky... Like a truth with no believer, Like a mother without a child... Without love, I have no pleasures, Without love, my light is dim... Without love, I have no treasures... Without love, my chance is slim Without love ... We are like ships in the night Without love ... Selling our souls down the river Sailing away and forever our pleasure is blue.... | / slide up | \ slide down | h hammer-on | p pull-off | ~ vibrato | + harmonic | x Mute note ===============================================================================
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