Inca Roads tab with lyrics by Frank Zappa - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Frank Zappa – Inca Roads tab

Inca Roads
Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention
One Size Fits All (1975)


quartal scale--15---14---12---10---8-7--------------||-------------------------------|--15---13---12---10---8-7-10---8-------||-------------------------------|--14---12---11---9----7-5-9----7-------||-------------------------------|--14---12---10---9----7-5-9----7-------||-------------------------------|--------------------------9----7-------||-------------------------------|---------------------------------------||-------------------------------|
Now, here's the opening bassline, and the chord stabs over it.
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----6---4---------------------------------||----------------------------|----7---5---7---5-------------------------||----------------------------|----7---5---7---5-------------------------||----------------------------|------------8---6-------------------------||----------------------------|------------------------------------------||----------------------------|------------------------------------------||----------------------------|
Melody
Did a vehicle come from somewhere out there just to----------------------------5-------------5---------------8-----7-------|------------------------------------------------------------------------|--4---7-5-4-----------7-----------7-----------7-------------------------|------------7---5-------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
land in the Andes was it round and did it have a motor5---------8---7-5-------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------8-------------------8-------------------------|------7-----------------------------------7-----------------7-----------|------------------------------9---7---------------9---7-------10-9------|------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
or was it something di-if'rent very fast bit--------------3-----3-------3-------------|-----------------------|-----|------------------------------------------|-----------------------|-----|----------5-----------------------5-------|-----------------------|-----|--5---3-------------------------5---------|-----------------------|-----|------------------------------------------|-----------------------|-----|------------------------------------------|-----------------------|-----|
did a vehicle did a vehicle did a vehicle fly------------------------------------------------------------------------|--------------------7-5-7-5---------------------------------7-----------|----4---7---5-4-----7-5-7-5---4-----7-5-4-------4-----7-5-4-7---4-------|----------------7-------------------------7-----------------7-----------|----2---5---3-2---------------------------------------------------------|----------------5-------------------------------------------------------|
along the mountain and find a place to park it se-e-lf--------------10-----5---4-----6-3-------4---------3--------------------|------7---8----------------------------------6--------------------------|7-5----------------------------------------------------4-7-5-4---4------|---------------------------------------------------------------7--------|------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
park it se-e-lf----------------------------3-------------------------------------------|----------------------6-------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------4-7-5-4---4-----------------------------|----6-------6---------------------------7-----10-7---9-7---7-7-10-7-9---|---------------------------------------------------7--------------------|--4---4---4---4-4-4-----------------------------------------------------|
park it park it or did someone build a place------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------8---------8---6---------------------|----------------------------------------------------------8-5-----------|7-------1-----------1-----------5-------5-------------------------------|--------------2-----------2---------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
to leave a space for such a thing to land-----------------------------------11-----10---8-----||-----------------|------------8-----------8--------8-------------------||-----------------|----------------------------10-----------------------||-----------------|5---8---------9--------------------------------------||-----------------|-----------------------------------------------------||-----------------|-----------------------------------------------------||-----------------|
flute line 4x-------------------------------------------------14-10----------------||-13-15-12-13----------------------------------------------------------||-------------14-12-------14-------------------14-------11------------*||----------------------14----------------14-12-------------14-12------*||-------------------15-------15-12-14-15-------------------------14-12-||----------------------------------------------------------------------||
Fill over flute line guitar solo----||-------------||---------------------------------------------------|----||--5-7---5-7--||---------------------------------------------------|----||--5-7---5-7--||---------------------------------------------------|----||-------------||---------------------------------------------------|----||-------------||---------------------------------------------------|----||-------------||---------------------------------------------------|
Here's the vocal melody that brings us out of the guitar solo. The melody is the top the other two are the harmonies.
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The Middle Section.
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come from somewhere out there did the indians first on the------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------3-------------------3---------|----------------------------------------------5-3-----------------3-----|x-----x-----x-----x-------x---x-------3-----------5---3-----------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
bill carve up her hill------------------------------11----8---------------------------|-------|--------------3------------------11---8----11-------------------|-------|5-----------------3---5-----------------10----8-----------------|-------|------3-----------------------------------------8-10------------|-------|-----------------------------------------------------10-8-------|-------|----------------------------------------------------------8-10--|-------|
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This is the same melody that is played before and after the guitar solo, but twice as It ain't easy...
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3/4------------------------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------10--------|------14----14--------------12----12------------10---10----------9------|---12----12----12-11-----10----10----10-9-----8----8----8-7--------10---|10---------------------8--------------------6---------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
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To solo (keyboard or sax) And then this bit, which is the same as before except (you guessed it) twice as fast. Urrgghh.
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(Best Band version)----------19-14-19-14-19-14-19-||---------------------------------------|--8-8--------------------------||---------------------------------------|5------------------------------||---------------------------------------|-------------------------------||---------------------------------------|-------------------------------||---------------------------------------|-------------------------------||---------------------------------------|
did a booger bear come from somewhere out there just to land------------------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------10----------10----------13---12-10-------|------------------------------------------------------------------------|9-----12-10-9-------------12--------12----------12----------------------|----------------12---10-------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
in the Andes was it round and did it have a motor or was------------------------------------------------------------------------|---13---12-10-----------------------------------------------------------|--------------12-------------------12-----------------------------------|12-----------------9----------12--------9--------12-10-9----------------|-----------------------12-------------------12-------------10-8---------|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
it something diff'rent guacamole queen guacamole queen------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------|---12---10-----12---10--------------------------------------------------|10---------------------------9-12-10-9--------9-12-10-9-----------------|---------------------------------------12---------------12--------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
guacamole queen at the arm-a-dillo in Austin Texas her aura or-------------------------------------10---------------------------------|----------------------------------------10-9-11---8-9--------8----------|-------------------------------10-12--------------------10--------------|9-12-10-9----------9---12---10---------------------------------9---8----|----------12------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
did someone clear the place and leave a space for------------------------------------------------------------------------|--8---------8--------------------------------------8-----------9--------|------------------10-----8----------------------------------------------|--------8----------------------10----------8-----------9----------------|--------------------------------------11--------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chester's thing to land------------11-----9---8-|----------------------------------------------|-----11------------------|----------------------------------------------|10-----------------------|----------------------------------------------|-------------------------|----------------------------------------------|-------------------------|----------------------------------------------|-------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
(lyrics are from memory - apologies if they're not right)
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did a booger bear come from somewhere out there did a booger------------------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------10----------10---------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------|9-----12-10-9-------------12--------12----------12-11-9-----12-10-9-----|----------------12---10-------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
bear come from somewhere out there did the in-di-ans first------------------------------------------------------------------------|---------------10----------10-----------------13---11-------------------|------------------------------------------------------13-12---10--------|----------12--------12----------12-------11-----------------------------|12---10-----------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
on the bill carve up her hill--11-----------13-----11-----------|-|----------------------------------|-----11---13-------------11---13---|-|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|-|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|-|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|-|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|-|----------------------------------|
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on ruth on ruth ha ha that's ruth|-------------------------------------3---------------------||----------||---------------------------0-2-4-0-------5---5-------------||----------||-----------------3---4-----------------------------------5-||----------||-----5-----6-----5---6-------------------------------------||----------||---4-----------4-------------------------------------------||----------||---4-----------4-----------0-2-4-0-------------------------||----------|
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