Scorpions - Virgin Killer tab

Band:  Scorpions
Album: Virgin Killer
Song:  Virgin Killer

Copyright (c)  (RCA) (1977)
Version 1.0 - (06/06/06)

Transcribed By: Steve
Email:          stephen.elvidge1@ntlworld.com


.  - palm mute           /  - slide up to
\  - slide down to       ~  - vibrato
h  - hammer on           b  - Bend
p  - pull off            Suffixes for bend
t  - tap                 f  - full bend    h - half bend
ph - pinched harmonic    q  - quarter bend t - tap bend
                         p  - pre bend
*  - see comment         ^  - Hold bend    r release bend
x  - Stuccatto           ~  - vibrato bend
,  - slight palm mute    () - ghost note, sustained note
"  - tremolo note        <> - harmonic

Tuning Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb (though the pitch does seem to be between E and Eb)


Pick scrape|------------------------||------------------------||------------------------||-\-\-pans left to right-||--\-\-------------------||------------------------|
Main Riff ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~|-----------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------||-0-0-6-7-6-5---3p0-3-----0-0-6-7-6-5-----------||---------------------3-----------------0-3-4---|
~~~ ~~~ ~~~ |----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------||-------------------------------5-4-3----||-0-0-6-7-6-5---3p0-3-----0-0-0----------||---------------------3------------------|
Drums and Bass enter ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~|-----------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------||-7-7---------------------7-7-------------------||-0-0-6-7-6-5---3p0-3-----0-0-6-7-6-5-----------||---------------------3-----------------0-3-4---|
~~~ ~~~ ~~~ |------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------||-7-7---------------------7-7---5-4-3----\-||-0-0-6-7-6-5---3p0-3-----0-0-0------------||---------------------3--------------------|
Verse
Guitar 1[------------|[------------|[---------5--|[-7-7-----5--|[-0-0-6-7----|[------------|
[Guitar 2 with wah[ [-PM-][------------|[------------|[------------|[-7\------5--|[-7\--6-7----|[------------| Rpt 3 X
Guitar 1[-------------|[-------------|[-------------|[-------------|[-------------|[-4--3--2--1--|
[Guitar 2[-------------|[-8--7--6--5--|[-10b9b-8b-7b-|[-------------|[-------------|[-------------|
Guitar 1[------------|[------------|[---------5--|[-7-7-----5--|[-0-0-6-7----|[------------|
[Guitar 2 with wah[ [-PM-][------------|[-8\---------|[-5\---------|[-7\------5--|[-----6-7----|[------------| Rpt 3 X
Guitar 1[-------------|[-------------|[-------------|[-------------|[-------------|[-4--3--2--1--|
[Guitar 2[-------------|[-8--7--6--5--|[-10b9b-8b-7b-|[-------------|[-------------|[-------------|
Guitar 1[------------|[------------|[---------5--|[-7-7-----5--|[-0-0-6-7----|[------------|
[Guitar 2 with wah[ [-PM-][------------|[-8\---------|[-5\---------|[---------5--|[-----6-7----|[------------| Rpt 3 X
Guitar 1[-------------|[-------------|[-------------|[-------------|[-------------|[-4--3--2--1--|
[Guitar 2[-------------|[-8--7--6--5--|[-10b9b-8b-7b-|[-------------|[-------------|[-------------|
Guitar 1[------------|[------------|[---------5--|[-7-7-----5--|[-0-0-6-7----|[------------|
[Guitar 2 with wah[ [-PM-][-8\---------|[-8\---------|[------------|[---------5--|[-----6-7----|[------------| Rpt 3 X
Guitar 1[--------------|[--------------|[--------------|[--------------|[--------------|[-4--3--2--1---|
[Guitar 2[-12-13-14-15--|
[-15b16b17b18b-|[--------------|[--------------|[--------------|[--------------|
Chorus ~~~|-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------4-3-2---0-2p0-2---------4-3-2---0-2p0-2---||-2-2-2---------------0-1-2-2-2---------------0-1-||-------------------------------------------------| Rpt
Guitar 1[-----------------------------------|[-----------------------------------|[-----------------------------------|[--------------------2-----2---2----|[-4--------4---------0-x-x-0-x-0----|[-2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2--------------0--|
[Guitar 2 Pick scrape[-----------------------------------|[-----------------------------------|[-----------------------------------|[--------------------\-\------------|[---------------------\-\-----------|[-----------------------------------| Rpt 3 X
Guitar 1 to feedback[-----------------------------------|[-----------------------------------|[-----------------------------------|[-----------------------------------|[-4--------4---------4------(4)-----|[-2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2--2------(2)-----|
[Guitar 2 Pick scrape. trem dive[-----------------------------------|[-----------------------------------|[-----------------------------------|[--------------------\-\------------|[---------------------\-\-----------|[-----------------------------------|
~~~~ ~~~ ~~~ |------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------||------3-4-3-2---0---0----------3-4-3-2-----2-4--||-2-22-------------2-------2-22-------------0-2--||----------------------5------------------2------|
~~~~ ~~~ ~~~~~~~ pick scrape |--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||------3-4-3-2---0---0----------7-6-5--------\-\---||-2-22-------------2-------2-22---------------\-\--||----------------------5---------------------------|
2nd Verse
Guitar 1[--------------|[--------------|[---------2----|[-----3-4------|[-2-2----------|[--------------| Rpt 3 X
[Guitar 2 with wah[--------------|[--------------|[-7\-----------|[-9\-----------|[--------------|[--------------|Rpt 3 X
Guitar 1[-------------|[-------------|[-------------|[-------------|[-------------|[-5--4--3--2--|
[Guitar 2[-------------|[-10-9--8--7--|
[-12b11b10b9b-|[-------------|[-------------|[-------------|
Guitar 2|-------------------------------------------------||-7\----------7\----------7\----------10-9--8--7--||-7\----------7\----------7\----------12b11b10b9b-||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|
Guitar 2|-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------10-9--8--7--||-7\----------7\----------7\----------12b11b10b9b-||-9\----------9\----------9\----------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|
Guitar 2|-5\----------5\----------5\----------10-11-12----||-7\----------7\----------7\----------12b13b14b---||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|
Chorus
~~~|-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------6-5-4---2-4p4-----------6-5-4---2-4p4-----||-4-4-4---------------2-3-4-4-4---------------2-3-||-------------------------------------------------| Rpt
Guitar 1[-----------------------------------|[-----------------------------------|[-----------------------------------|[--------------------4-----4---4----|[-6--------6---------2-x-x-2-x-2-4/-|[-4--4-4-4-4--4-4-4--------------2/-|
[Guitar 2 Pick scrape[-----------------------------------|[-----------------------------------|[-----------------------------------|[--------------------\-\------------|[---------------------\-\-----------|[-----------------------------------| Rpt 3 X
Guitar 1 to feedback[-----------------------------------|[-----------------------------------|[-----------------------------------|[-----------------------------------|[-4--------4---------4------(4)-----|[-2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2--2------(2)-----|
[Guitar 2 Pick scrape. trem dive[-----------------------------------|[-----------------------------------|[-----------------------------<5>---|[--------------------\-\------------|[---------------------\-\-----------|[-----------------------------------|
Backing for solo
|----------------------------------||----------------------------------||----------------------------------||---------------------6-5-4--2-4-2-||-2-4-4-4-2-4-4-4-4-4--------------||----------------------------------| Rpt 8 X
|----------------------------------||----------------------------------||----------------------------------||---------------------9-8-7--5-7-5-||-5-7-7-7-5-7-7-7-7-7--------------||----------------------------------| Rpt 4 X
Guitar solo with wah B
Guitar 1 notes often decay to feedback ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~[-----------------------------------------------------------|[-12fb-----------r--------12fb--------10fb------------------|[-----------------------------------------------------------|[-----------------------------------------------------------|[-----------------------------------------------------------|[-----------------------------------------------------------|
[Guitar 2[ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~[-15fb-----------r--------16---fb---------------------------|[-------------------------------------10fb------------------|[-----------------------------------------------------------|[-----------------------------------------------------------|[-----------------------------------------------------------|[-----------------------------------------------------------|
~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|------------------------------------------17fb-17fb----14-16-||----------------------------------------------------17-------||-15brp13-15-13----13-11fb--trem vibrato----------------------||---------------15--------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------|
h h|-14-16p14-12-14----12-14-19-14-16p14----14-20fb--r--16----14----12-||----------------14-------------------17----------------17----14----||-------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------|
~~~~~~|---------21fb-21-21-21r-21fb-21r1919-19fb---17fb-r15-trem vibrato-\-||-11fb--r------------------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E
|--------12------------------------------||-----12----15fb-15fb-15fb-15fb-15fb15fb-||-/14------------------------------------||----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------| Rpt
with trem ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ h|-----------------------------------16fb---r--12-15p12----12----------||--------13\-------------------------------------------15----12-15-12-||-11\/11--------11\-11-trem vibrato-----------------------------------||-----------11\-------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G A|---------------------------||----12---------------------||-14----14-12-trem vibrato--||---------------------------||---------------------------||---------------------------|
|-------||-------||-------||----2--||-5--0--||-3-----|
Rpt Intro Rpt 1st Verse Rpt Chorus with ad lib trem guitar END
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