Status Quo - 4500 Times tab

Hey, I was looking for a good tab for this masterpiece, but couldn't find a decent one here.
Then I found this version somewhere else, it's the first one I've ever seen that has the
right tuning (BBDGBE) and all the rythm parts right.
So I decided that it should be shared with all of you people here at UG.
All credit for this great tab goes to robert.rossen@icu.nl.

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                           *  Forty Five Hundred Times  *
                           *     1973 Hello! version    *
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Rossi/Parfitt                    *-----------------*
                                 | RICK'S  P A R T |
                                 *-----------------*


On the official Status Quo site you can read that Rick uses a 1981
Zemaitus for Forty Five Hundred Times tuned to a B tuning with a
.60 gauge bottom string: B B D G B E. The upper four strings are in
standard tuning. The "A"-string is tuned one whole step up to B and
the bottom string is tuned a fourth down to B. So it's tuned an octave
below the "A"-string. That is low! And that's why Rick is using a real
heavy gauge string for this song. But it's a hell of a tuning, long
before all these metal bands started to tune their guitars that low!
In the first sixteen bars Rick incorporates the melody of the verse in
the chords and creates this very interesting guitar-intro:

Count: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E|2-------2---2---2-------2p0-----|2--p0---------------------------| B|0-------0---0---0-------0---3---|0-------3---0---------------0---| G|4-------4---4---4-------4-------|2---------------2---------------| D|4-------------------------------|------------------------0-------| B|0-------------------------------|--------------------0-----------| B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|0-------0-------0-------0---2---|x-------2-----------------------|B|0---3-------3-------3-------0---|x-------0-----------------------|G|1---------------------------4---|x-------4-----------------------|D|----------------------------4---|x-------4-----------------------|B|--------------------------------|x---0---0-------0-------0---0---|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|2-------2---2---2-------2p0-----|2--p0---------------------------|B|0-------0---0---0-------0---3---|0-------3---0---------------0---|G|4-------4---4---4-------4-------|2---------------2---------------|D|4-------------------------------|------------------------0-------|B|0-------------------------------|--------------------0-----------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|0-------0-------0-------0---2---|x-------2-----------2---2p0-----|B|0---3-------3-------3-------0---|x-------0-----------0---0---3---|G|1---------------------------4---|x-------4---------------4-------|D|----------------------------4---|x-------4-----------------------|B|--------------------------------|x---0---0-----------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|----0---0-------0---0-------0---|--------------------------------|B|----0---0-------0---0-------0---|--------------------0-----------|G|4-----------4-----------4-------|7p6p4-------4-------------------|D|6-----------6-----------6-------|------------6-------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------0---------------0h2h3---|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|------------2-------------------|------------2---------------0---|B|----0---0---0-------0-----------|------------0-------0-4/5-------|G|------------4-----------7---6---|4-----------4---------3/4-------|D|------------4-----------7---6---|4-----------4-------------------|B|0-------------------------------|----0---------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------0-----------------------|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|0---0---0---0-------0---0-------|------------0-------------------|B|0---0---0---0-------0---0-------|------------0-------0-----------|G|4---4---4---4-------4---4-------|7p6p4-------4-------------------|D|6---6---6---6-------6---6-------|--------6---6-------------------|B|--------------------------------|------------------------0h2-0---|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| d d d u u d
E|2-------2-----------------------|--------------------------------|B|0-------0-----------------------|--------------------------------|G|2-------2-----------------------|--------------------------------|D|0-------0-----------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
You can clearly hear that the guitar is doubled. In bar 10 and 14 the guitars aren't playing exactly the same thing but it's very difficult to separate them. So I'm sure bar 10 and 14 are not identical to the record, but it's musically correct. Frame comes in with his country-like intro-solo on bar 17. Rick plays the following chords as a backing for this solo. B5 A5/B E/B BBDGBE BBDGBE BBDGBE 004402 002200 002100 I write down the first bar as an example of the rhythm.
Count: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E|2---2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-| B|0---0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-| G|4---4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4---4-4-| D|4---4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4---4-4-| B|0---0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-| B|--------------------------------|Strokes: d d u d d u d u d u d d u
Rick sometimes also hits the bottom B-string. _____________________________________________________________________ A-part For the first verse Rick uses the same rhythm as for the intro-solo and is playing the following chords: B5 E/B D6 BBDGBE BBDGBE BBDGBE 004402 002100 XX0202 Backing for the second verse:
E|----------------|----------------|0-0-x-0-0---2---|----------------|B|----------------|----------------|0-0-x-0-0---3---|----------------|G|4-4-x-4-4-4---7-|4-4-x-4-4-4---7-|1-1-x-1-1---2---|4-4-x-4-4-4---7-|D|4-4-x-4-4-4-7-7-|4-4-x-4-4-4-7-7-|2-2-x-2-2---0---|4-4-x-4-4-4-7-7-|B|0---x-0-0-0-5---|0---x-0-0-0-5---|----------------|0---x-0-0-0-5---|B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| d u d d d d d u d u d d d d d u d u d u d d
E|----------------|----------------|0-0-x-0-0---2---|----------------|B|----------------|----------------|0-0-x-0-0---3---|----------------|G|4-4-x-4-4-4---7-|4-4-x-4-4-4---7-|1-1-x-1-1---2---|4-4-x-4-4-4---7-|D|4-4-x-4-4-4-7-7-|4-4-x-4-4-4-7-7-|2-2-x-2-2---0---|4-4-x-4-4-4-7-7-|B|0---x-0-0-0-5---|0---x-0-0-0-5---|----------------|0---x-0-0-0-5---|B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|0-0-x-0-0---0---|0-0-x-0-0---0---|----------------|----------------|B|0-0-x-0-0---0---|0-0-x-0-0---0---|----------------|----------------|G|1-1-x-1-1---1---|1-1-x-1-1---1---|4-4-x-4-4-4---7-|4-4-x-4-4-4---7-|D|2-2-x-2-2---2---|2-2-x-2-2---2---|4-4-x-4-4-4-7-7-|4-4-x-4-4-4-7-7-|B|----------------|----------------|0---x-0-0-0-5---|0---x-0-0-0-5---|B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|0-0-x-0-0---0---|0-0-x-0-0---0---|2---2-----------|----------------|B|0-0-x-0-0---0---|0-0-x-0-0---0---|0---0-----------|----------------|G|1-1-x-1-1---1---|1-1-x-1-1---1---|2---2-----------|----------------|D|2-2-x-2-2---2---|2-2-x-2-2---2---|0---0-----------|----------------|B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
_____________________________________________________________________ B-part note: the notes under the dots (.) are supposed to be played short.
. . . . . . . .E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|G|4-4-6---7---6-7-|4-4-6---7---6-7-|4-4-6---7---6-7-|4-4-6---7---6-7-|D|4-4-6---7---6-7-|4-4-6---7---6-7-|4-4-6---7---6-7-|4-4-6---7---6-7-|B|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
. . . . . . . .E||-----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------||B||*----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------*||G||-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|4-4-6---7---6-7-|4-4-6---7---6-7--||D||-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|4-4-6---7---6-7-|4-4-6---7---6-7--||B||*0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-*||B||-----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------||
. . . .E||-----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------||B||*2---2---2---2-0-|----0---0-0-0-0-|----------------|----------------*||G||-2---2---2---2-1-|----1---1-1-1-1-|4-4-6---7---6-7-|4-4-6---7---6-7--||D||-2---2---2---2-2-|----2---2-2-2-2-|4-4-6---7---6-7-|4-4-6---7---6-7--||B||*----------------|----------------|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-*||B||-----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------||
Repeat the whole thing to complete the B-part _____________________________________________________________________ The 1st solo-part begins with that fantastic unisono (Alan, Francis and Rick!) played lick. One of the most exciting in rock-history if you ask me. It has always been the prove for me that Alan could do more than the dragging monotone lines he always played. He obviously sacrificed as an individual for the sound of the band. And let's not forget Rick who joins here in a tuning that makes the pattern of the lick quite unguitaristic. He has shift rapidly from the second position to the fourth and back. In the studio you can here two guitars all the time. But nobody knows how it is recorded but ... on the live-album you can clearly here Rick come in on bar 9 of the lick and he IS playing in this B-tuning. So I guess I've always under- estimated Rick as a sologuitarist.
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|----------------4---------4-----|6b8-6---4-------------4---------|D|----------4-6-------6-4-6-------|------------6---6-4-6-----------|B|0---0-2-4-----------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|6b8-6-4-6-4-----6b8-6-4-6-4-----|6b8-6-4-6-4---------------------|D|--------------------------------|------------6---4---------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------4---0-------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|--------4---------------4-------|----6---4---6---6b8-6b8---------|D|--4-6-------------4-6-----------|--4-----------------------------|B|4---------------4---------------|4-------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|--------4---------------4-------|--------4-----------------------|D|--4-6-------------4-6-----------|--4-6-------6---4---------------|B|4---------------4---------------|4-------------------4---0-------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Backing for first solo-part
. . . . 7x . .E||------------------||----------------|B||*----------------*||----------------|G||-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--||4-4-4-4-2-2-1-1-|D||-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--||4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-|B||*0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-*||0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|B||------------------||----------------| d u d u d u d u
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 . . . 3x . .E||----------------------|| E|----------------|B||*--------------------*|| <-play semiquavers B|----------------|G||-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|| on the third beat G|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|D||-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|| D|4-4-4-4-6-6-4-4-|B||*0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-*|| B|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|B||----------------------|| B|----------------|
. . . . 3x . .E||------------------||----------------|B||*----------------*||----------------|G||-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--||4-4-4-4-2-2-1-1-|D||-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--||4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-|B||*0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-*||0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|B||------------------||----------------|
. . > . 8x (> = emphasize)E||------------------||B||*----------------*|| in these eight bars you can feelG||-4-4-4-4-4---4-4--|| that the rhythm is going slowlyD||-4-4-4-4-4---4-4--|| from a straight eight-feel to aB||*0-0-0-0-0---0-0-*|| shuffle.B||------------------||
_____________________________________________________________________ C-part
. . . . 14xE||--------------------------||B||*------------------------*||G||-4---4-4---4-4---4-4---4--||D||-4---4-6---4-4---4-6---4--||B||*0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-*||B||--------------------------||
Backing for the verse . . . . 4x . . . .E||--------------------------||------------------------|B||*------------------------*||------------------------|G||-4---4-4---4-4---4-4---4--||7---7-7---7-7---7-7---7-|D||-4---4-6---4-4---4-6---4--||7---7-9---7-7---7-9---7-|B||*0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-*||------------------------|B||--------------------------||------------------------|
. . > >E|------------------------|------------------------|B|------------------------|------------------------|G|9---9-9---9-7-----6-----|4---4-4---4-4---4-4---4-|D|9---9-9---9-7-----7-----|4---4-6---4-4---4-6---4-|B|------------------------|0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-|B|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|B|------------------------|G|4---2-2---7-7---6-6-----| Repeat the whole thingD|4---2-2---7-7---7-7-----| to complete part C.B|0-----------------------|B|------------------------|
_____________________________________________________________________ Second solo part
. . . . 16xE||--------------------------||B||*------------------------*|| from bar 13 to 16G||-4---4-4---4-4---4-4---4--|| you can feel it'sD||-4---4-4---4-4---4-4---4--|| going to a straightB||*0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-*|| eight-feel againB||--------------------------||
. . . . 2xE||--------------------------||B||*------------------------*|| these are the last two barsG||-4---4-4---4-4---4-4---4--|| in the shuffle-feel and theD||-4---4-4---4-4---4-4---4--|| last beats in bar 2 are actuallyB||*0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-*|| straight eightsB||--------------------------||
Straight eights: *stop this note immediately with . . . . . . . . your available lefthandfingers.E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|G|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4---|-*4-----4-------|-*4-----4-------|D|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-3/|4-4-----4-----3/|4-4-----4-----3/|B|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|--0-----0-------|--0-----0-------|B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
d u u d u u 6xE||-----------------|-----------------||----------------|B||*----------------|----------------*||----------------|G||--*4-----4-------|-*4-----4--------||--4-4-----4-4---|D||-4-4-----4-----3/|4-4-----4-----3/-||4-4-4-3/4-4-4---|B||*--0-----0-------|--0-----0-------*||----0-------0---|B||-----------------|-----------------||----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|B|----------------|----------------|----------------|G|x-4-x-4-x-4-x-4-|x-4-x-4-x-4-x---|----------------|D|x-4-x-4-x-4-x-4-|x-4-x-4-x-4-x-3/|----------------|B|x-0-x-0-x-0-x-0-|x-0-x-0-x-0-x---|----------------|B|----------------|----------------|----------------|
4xE||-----------------|-----------------||B||*----------------|----------------*||G||--*4-----4-------|-*4-----4--------||D||-4-4-----4-----3/|4-4-----4-----3/-||B||*--0-----0-------|--0-----0-------*||B||-----------------|-----------------||
. . 4xE||-----------------|-----------------||B||*----------------|----------------*||G||---4-----4-------|--4-----4--------||D||-4-4-6---4-----3/|4-4-6---4-----3/-||B||*----0---0-------|----0---0-------*||B||-----------------|-----------------||
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|G|--4-----4-------|--4-x-4-x-4-x---|--4-----4-------|--4-----4-------|D|4-4-6---4-----3/|4-4-x-4-x-4-x-3/|4-4-6---4-----3/|4-4-6---4-----3/|B|----0---0-------|----x-0-x-0-x---|----0---0-------|----0---0-------|B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
46xE||------------------||B||*----------------*||G||------------------|| Heavily muted withD||---4--------------|| your righthand palmB||*0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-*||B||-0---0-0-0-0-0-0--|| d u d d d d d d
12xE||------------------|| Heavily muted withB||*----------------*|| your righthand palmG||---4-----4--------||D||---4-----4--------|| Gradualy increase volume!B||*0---0-0---0-0-0-*||B||-0---0-0---0-0-0--|| d u d d u d d d
. . 16xE||------------------||B||*----------------*|| MutedG||-----6---4--------||D||-----6---4--------||B||*0-0-----------0-*||B||-0-0-----------0--||
6xE||-----------------|-----------------||B||*----------------|----------------*||G||-----x-----x-----|x-----x----------|| Heavily mutedD||-----x-----x-----|x-----x----------||B||*0-0-x-0-0-x-0-0-|x-0-0-x-0-0-0-0-*||B||-0-0-x-0-0-x-0-0-|x-0-0-x-0-0-0-0--||
Repeat and fade outE||------------------||B||*----------------*||G||-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|| Heavily mutedD||-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--||B||*0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-*||B||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--||
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