Blue Oyster Cult - Cities On Flame tab

Tuning: Eb, or if you want, Standard Tuning

Riff 1eb|----------------------------------------------|Bb|----------------------------------------------|Gb|----------------------------------------------|Db|--------------------4-----2-----2-------------|Ab|-4--7--4--------2-4---2-3---2-3---2h3p2p0-----|Eb|-2--5--2----2-5---------------------------2p0-| * * * * * * * *
Guitar filleb|--------------------|Bb|-4b5r4-2-4-4-2------|Gb|-4b5r4-2-4-4-2-4b6~-|Db|--------------------|Ab|--------------------|Eb|--------------------|
eb|---------------------|Bb|-4b5r4-2-4-2---------|Gb|-4b5r4-2-4-2-4-2-----|Db|-------------4-2-4~~-|Ab|---------------------|Eb|---------------------|
End guitar fill
Riff 2eb|-----------------------------------|Bb|-----------------------------------|Gb|-----------------------------------|Db|-----------------------------------|Ab|-4--7-4----4~--(4)p0--4--7-4----4~-|Eb|-2--5-2---------------2--5-2-------|
"My heart is black..."eb|-------------------------------------|Bb|-------------------------------------|Gb|-------------------------------------|Db|-------------------------------------|Ab|-2--6-2----2~----2--6-2----2~--(2)p0-|Eb|-0--4-0----------0--4-0--------------| "Cities on flame..."
Riff 3eb|------------------------------------|Bb|------------------------------------|Gb|------------------------------------|Db|-----9-7------9-7-------------------|Ab|-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5------9-7------9-7-|Eb|-------------------5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-|
* * * * * * * * "So let the girl..."eb|--------------------------------|Bb|--------------------------------|Gb|--------------------------------|Db|--------------------------------|Ab|-----11-9------11-9------11-9-9-|Eb|-7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7-7-| * * * * * * "Cities on flame..."
Guitar fill for riff 3Guitar 1eb|------------------------|Bb|------------------------|Gb|-11-12-13-14~--6-7-8-9~-|Db|------------------------|Ab|------------------------|Eb|------------------------|
eb|-17b19-17-17b19r17-14----14------------------|Bb|----------------------17----17-14-17-17b19~~-|Gb|---------------------------------------------|Db|---------------------------------------------|Ab|---------------------------------------------|Eb|---------------------------------------------|
Guitar 2eb|-------------------------|Bb|-------------------------|Gb|----9-10-11~-------------|Db|-12-----------7-9-10-11~-|Ab|-------------------------|Eb|-------------------------|
End guitar fill Play Riff 1
Guitar filleb|-------------------------|Bb|-------------------------|Gb|--------------11--8/11~~-|Db|---9b11-9p7--------------|Ab|-7----------9------------|Eb|-------------------------|
End guitar fill Play Riff 2 "Gardens of nocturne..." Play Riff 3 "So let the girl..."
Guitar fill for riff 3Guitar 1eb|------------------------|Bb|------------------------|Gb|-11-12-13-14~--6-7-8-9~-|Db|------------------------|Ab|------------------------|Eb|------------------------|
eb|-------------------------|Bb|--9b11--7----------------|Gb|----------9--------------|Db|------------10-9-7-9b10~-|Ab|-------------------------|Eb|-------------------------|
Guitar 2eb|-------------------------|Bb|-------------------------|Gb|----9-10-11~-------------|Db|-12-----------7-9-10-11~-|Ab|-------------------------|Eb|-------------------------|
End guitar fill Play Riff 1 Solo Rhythm
Soloeb|-------------------------------------|Bb|-------------------------------------|Gb|-------------------------------------|Db|-------------------------------------|Ab|-------------------------------------|Eb|-------------------------------------|
eb|-------------------------------------|Bb|-------------------------------------|Gb|-------------------------------------|Db|-------------------------------------|Ab|-------------------------------------|Eb|-------------------------------------|
eb|-------------------------------------|Bb|-------------------------------------|Gb|-------------------------------------|Db|-------------------------------------|Ab|-------------------------------------|Eb|-------------------------------------|
eb|-------------------------------------|Bb|-------------------------------------|Gb|-------------------------------------|Db|-------------------------------------|Ab|-------------------------------------|Eb|-------------------------------------|
End Solo Play Riff 2 "My heart is black..." Play Riff 3 "Let the girl..."
Guitar fill for riff 3Guitar 1eb|------------------------|Bb|------------------------|Gb|-11-12-13-14~--6-7-8-9~-|Db|------------------------|Ab|------------------------|Eb|------------------------|
eb|-12b14--12b14r12-11-|Bb|--------------------|Gb|--------------------|Db|--------------------|Ab|--------------------|Eb|--------------------|
Guitar 2eb|-------------------------|Bb|-------------------------|Gb|----9-10-11~-------------|Db|-12-----------7-9-10-11~-|Ab|-------------------------|Eb|-------------------------|
End guitar fill
Riff 1a (Guitar 2 plays notes in () )eb|----------------------------------------------|Bb|----------------------------------------------|Gb|----------------------------------------------|Db|--------------------4-----2-----2-------------|Ab|-4--7--4--------2-4---2-3---2-3---2h3p2p0-----|Eb|-2--5--2----2-5---------------------------2p0-|
* * * * * * * *eb|--------------------------------------------------|Bb|--------------------------------------------------|Gb|----------------------------------4p2---5p2---5-6-|Db|--------------------4-----2-----2-----4-----4-----|Ab|-4--7--4--------2-4---2-3---2-3-------------------|Eb|-2--5--2----2-5-----------------------------------|
* * * * * * * *eb|-----------------------(----------------------9p7p5------)-|Bb|-----------------------(-----------------5-7--------7--5~)-|Gb|-----------------------(4p2---5p2---5-6------------------)-|Db|---------4-----2-----2-(----4-----4----------------------)-|Ab|-----2-4---2-3---2-3----------------4-4--4-4-----------2---|Eb|-2-5--------------------------------2-2--2-2--2222-----0---| * * * * * * * * * * * * ****
Riff 4Guitar 1eb|-----------------------|Bb|-----------------------|Gb|-----------------------|Db|-----------------------|Ab|-4--------4-[let ring]-|Eb|-2--------2------------|
Guitar 2eb|---------------------------------------------------|Bb|-10p9p7-10p9p7-9p7p5-9p7p5-------------------------|Gb|---------------------------9p8p6-9p8p6-9p8p6-9p8p6-|Db|---------------------------------------------------|Ab|---------------------------------------------------|Eb|---------------------------------------------------|
Guitar 3eb|-------------------------------------------------------|Bb|-------------------------------------------------------|Gb|-11p9p6-11p9p6-9p8p6-9p8p6-----------------------------|Db|---------------------------11p9p7-11p9p7-11p9p7-11p9p7-|Ab|-------------------------------------------------------|Eb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Riff 5 (Solo Rhythm) x2eb|------------------|Bb|------------------|Gb|------------------|Db|------------------|Ab|-7------9------4--|Eb|-5----0-7----0-2--|
* *eb|--------------------------------|Bb|--------------------------------|Gb|--------------------------------|Db|--------4----------------4------|Ab|-4------2----4----4------2------|Eb|-2----0------2----2----0------0-|
* * * x2eb|--------------------------|Bb|--------------------------|Gb|--------------------------|Db|-444444444444-------4-6-7-|Ab|--------------4-6-7-------|Eb|--------------------------| ************
Soloeb|---------------------------------|Bb|---------------------------------|Gb|--2~--4~-----4b6-[4]-[4]6r4-2----|Db|--2~--4~----------------------4~-|Ab|---------------------------------|Eb|---------------------------------|
eb|--------------------------|Bb|--------------------------|Gb|-4b6-[4][4][4]-4-2-4-2----|Db|-----------------------4~-|Ab|--------------------------|Eb|--------------------------|
eb|--------------------------------------|Bb|--------------------------------------|Gb|--2~--4~--------2-4-2-----------------|Db|--2~--4~-----4~-------4--2------------|Ab|---------------------------4-2--------|Eb|----------\\-------------------4--2~~-|
eb|----------------------------------------|Bb|----------------------------------------|Gb|-11p9-11~--11p9-11~--11p9-11~--11p9-11~-|Db|----------------------------------------|Ab|----------------------------------------|Eb|----------------------------------------|
eb|---------------------------12b14-12b14~~-|Bb|-12b14-12-10--12b14-12-10----------------|Gb|-----------------------------------------|Db|-----------------------------------------|Ab|-----------------------------------------|Eb|-----------------------------------------|
eb|-17b19-17b19-17b19r17-14------------------------|Bb|-------------------------17-17b19-17b19-17b19~~-|Gb|------------------------------------------------|Db|------------------------------------------------|Ab|------------------------------------------------|Eb|------------------------------------------------|
eb|-----------------------------------------------------|Bb|-10-12p10-10-12p10-10-12p10-10-12p10\----------------|Gb|----------------------------------------------8-9-11-|Db|---------------------------------------7-9-11--------|Ab|-----------------------------------------------------|Eb|-----------------------------------------------------|
eb|------------------------------------7-9-11-12b14~-12b14~~------|Bb|-10p9p7-10p9p7-10p9p7-10p9p7-7-9-10----------------------------|Gb|---------------------------------------------------------------|Db|---------------------------------------------------------------|Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------|Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------X\\-|
End Solo
Ending: (Guitars 2 & 3 play notes in () & [] )eb|---------------------------------(----------------------9p7p5---)-|Bb|---------------------------------(-----------------5-7--------7-)-|Gb|---------------------------------(4p2---5p2---5-6---------------)-|Db|-------------------4-----2-----2-(----4-----4-------------------)-|Ab|-4--7--4-------2-4---2-3---2-3----------------4-4--4-4------------|Eb|-2--5--2---2-5--------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2--2222------|
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ****eb|-------------[5-5\]-|Bb|-(5~----------7-7\)-|Gb|--------------------|Db|--------------------|Ab|--2--4--6--2--4-4---|Eb|--0--2--4--0--2-2---| *
Notation: 10^ = bend a quarter step. 10b11 = bend a half step. 10b12 = bend a full step. 10b12r10 = bend and release. [10]12 = pre-bend. [10]12r10 = pre-bend and release. {14} = pick the 14th fret while holding the most previous bend. <17> = touch the string above the 17th fret while previous note(s) is(are) still ringing. 10b13* = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 13th fret. 7d4* = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 4th fret. 12~* = tremolo bar vibrato. x = mute with fret-hand * = palm mute X\\ = pick slide h = hammer-on p = pull-off ~ = vibrato t = finger tap / = slide up \ = slide down h. = natural harmonics a = artificial harmonics (9) = ghost note tm = trem picking tr = trill
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