Status Quo - Paper Plane tab

Paper Plane
Status Quo
Piledriver 1972
Greg Harper   quorockergrg@hotmail.co.uk


I like the simplicty of this song.
The intro can be quite hard to get 
your head around but it's easy enough.
There are tons of ways of doing it and 
most of which are correct.
I have tabbed the version that is a 
little more challenging!

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Intro (Francis) *E|----------------------------------|B|----------------------------------|G|----------------------------------|D|----------------------------------|A|---------8-8-10-8-8-8-10-8-8-8-10-|E|-11-10-8-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--|etc ^Keep your index finger on the Bb of your bottom E This way you use minimal movement.
Intro (Rick-played where stars appear on Francis' tab)
E|---6-|B|---6-|G|---7-|D|-8-8-|A|-8-8-|E|-6-6-| ^Play this until the drums come in with the bass and shuffle a Bb.
Bb Riding on a big white butterfly I turned my back away towards the sky Eb I close my eyes to look for something saw myself as really nothing Bb Then I realised my butterfly F Wasn't really up there with me Eb N.C We all make mistakes forgive me Bb Would you like to ride my butterfly (Intro Again) |Bb||Bb||Bb||Bb| Bb Riding on a long blue paper plane Getting seasick, sorry once again Eb Landing strip is getting nearer Hope the fog lifts, make it clearer Bb Then I realised my paper plane F Wasn't really up there with me Eb N.C We all make mistakes forgive me Bb F Would you like to ride my paper plane Solo(Francis plays lead while Rick plays the chords):
{ BbE|-9/-10-10-10--9/10-10-10--9/10-10-10--9/10-10-10-10--9-8-|B|-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-11-10-9-|G|---------------------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------|
{ }E|-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-|B|-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-|G|-----------------------------------------| RepeatD|-----------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------| }
EbE|-14/15-15-15-14/15-15-15-14/15-15-15-14/15-15-15-15-14-13-|B|-15/16-16-16-15/16-16-16-15/16-16-16-15/16-16-16-16-15-14-|G|----------------------------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-|B|-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-|G|-------------------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
BbE|-9/-10-10-10--9/10-10-10--9/10-10-10--9/10-10-10-10--9-8-|B|-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-11-10-9-|G|---------------------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-|B|-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-|G|-----------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------|
Middle:
FrancisE|-1-1-1-1-1------------------------------------|B|-1-1-1-1-1------------------------------------|G|-2-2-2-2-2------------------------------------|D|-3-3-3-3-3------------------------------------|A|-3-3-3-3-3------------------20-20-20-20-19-18-|E|-1--------------------------------------------|
RickyE|----------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------------|D|-15-------------------------------------------|A|-15-15-15-15-15-------------------------------|E|-13-13-13-13-13-------------------------------|
FrancisE|----------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------|G|-8-8-8-8-8------------------------------------|D|-8-8-8-8-8------------------------------------|A|-6-6-6-6-6------------------18-18-18-18-17-16-|E|----------------------------------------------|
RickyE|----------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------|G|-3-3-3-3-3------------------------------------|D|-1-1-1-1-1------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------|
Solo: BbE|-9/-10-10-10--9/10-10-10--9/10-10-10--9/10-10-10-10--9-8-|B|-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-10/11-11-11-11-10-9-|G|---------------------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-|B|-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-5/6-6-6-|G|-----------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------|
|F| Bb Riding in a three grand Deutsche car A to B is often very far Eb Home is near but such a long way legs and heads all feel the wrong way Bb Then I realised my Deutsche car F is only there to get me somewhere Eb even so I really do care Bb F Would you like to ride my Deutsche car Solo to fade Some other ways to play the intro:
E|---------|B|---------|G|---------|D|-1-0---3-|A|-----3-1-|E|---------|
or
E|---------|B|---------|G|---------|D|---------|A|-6-5---8-|E|-----8-6-|
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