April Spring Summer And Wednesdays tab with lyrics by Status Quo - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Status Quo – April Spring Summer And Wednesdays tab

April, Spring, Summer and Wednesdays
Status Quo


Intro:
(clean guitar)

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + (4x) E||----------------------------------|| (. = short)B||*--------------------------------*||G||-----------------------------6/7--|| This last slide has to beD||---7---7-------7-----7-------6/7--|| played real quick. As it'sA||*7-7-7-7-7---7-7---7-7---7---4/5-*|| just for the effect, the E||-5---5---5---5-----5-----5--------|| time for the first chord . . . (C#5) should be very short. d u d u d d u d u d d
Verse:
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +E||----------------------------------|| B||*--------------------------------*||G||-----------------------------6/7--|| 4xD||---7---7-------7-----7-------6/7--|| A||*7-7-7-7-7---7-7---7-7---7---4/5-*|| E||-5---5---5---5-----5-----5--------|| . . . d u d u d d u d u d d
(guitar with overdrive)
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + What really is important here, is E|--------------------------------| that this rhythm-guitar holds B|------------------------7---5---| this C-chord until the secondG|------------------------7---5---| half of the first beat of the D|------------------------7---5---| next bar. It's not starting withA|7-7-7-7-7---7-7---7-7---5---3---| that rhythm again immediately onE|5-5-5-5-5---5-5---5-5-----------| the first beat. It's the other
(C) rhythm guitar that just goes on, on the first beat. That's why 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + (6x) I've placed the chord between E||----------------------------------|| brackets. Don't strike it butB||*(5)---------------------7---5---*|| just let it ring. I adviseG||-(5)---------------------7---5----|| you to listen to the last D||-(5)---------------------7---5----|| bars on the record (CD-timeA||*(3)-7-7-7---7-7---7-7---5---3---*|| 3:46/3:57). You can hear itE||-----5-5-5---5-5---5-5------------|| very clear on that spot (this
guitar is panned on the right) as there is no sing- ing. Another thing that you have to do, while playing this chord, is pulling the strings a bit downward with your fretting hand, to make the pitch a bit higher like Francis is also doing with his voice.
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E|--------------------------------|B|(5)-----------------------------|G|(5)-----------------------------|D|(5)-----------------------------|A|(3)-7-7-7---7-7---7-7---7-------|E|----5-5-5---5-5---5-5---5---0---|
The nanana part: This a beatiful Hendrix-like backing with slides and hammer-ons from pass-on-notes to chordnotes.
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|5-----------5-------------------|--------------------------------|G|5-----------5---------------4---|--------------------------------|D|5-------5/7-5---------5-----5---|--------------------------------|A|3---------------------5-3h5-5---|7-7-7-7-7---7-7---7-7---7---x---|E|----------------3---------------|5-5-5-5-5---5-5---5-5---5---x---| . . .
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|5-----------5-------------------|--------------------------------|G|5-----------5-------------------|--------------------------------|D|5-------5/7-5---5---5-5-3h5-5-5-|--------7---------7-----7-------|A|3---------------5---5-5-----5-5-|7-7-7-7-7---7-7---7---7-7-------|E|----------------3---3-3-----3-3-|5-5-5-5-5---5-5---5---5-5---0---| .
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|5-------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|5-----------5-------------------|--------------------------------|D|5-------5/7-5-------5-5-----5---|------------7-7---7-7-x-7-------|A|3---------------3/5-5-5-----5---|7-7-7-7-7---7-7---7-7-x-7-------|E|--------------------3-3-3-3-3---|5-5-5-5-5---5-5---5-5-x-5---0---| .
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|5-----------5-------------------|--------------------------------|G|5-----------5-------------------|--------------------------------|D|5-----------5-------------------|--------------------------------|A|3---------------5---5-5-5---5---|7-------------------------------|E|--------3-------3---3-3-3---3---|5-------------------------------|
Repeat the whole thing from the beginning (inluding the intro) for verse 2, and verse 3 after the break. Break: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------7---7-------9-----------|G|2-2-2-2-4---x-7---7-9-----------|6-6-6-6-7---7-8---8-9-----------|D|3-3-3-3-5---x-8---8-10----------|7-7-7-7-7---7-9---9-9-----------|A|3-3-3-3-5---x-8---8-10----------|7-7-7-7-5-----9---9-7-----------|E|1-1-1-1-3---x-6---6-8-----------|5-5-5-5-------7---7-------------| d u d u d u d u d d u d u d u d u d
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|G|6-6-6-6-6-----------------------|D|7-7-7-7-7-----------------------|A|7-7-7-7-7-----------------------|E|5-5-5-5-5-----------------------| d u d u d
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------7---7-------9-----------|G|2-2-2-2-4---x-7---7-9-----------|6-6-6-6-7---7-8---8-9-----------|D|3-3-3-3-5---x-8---8-10----------|7-7-7-7-7---7-9---9-9-----------|A|3-3-3-3-5---x-8---8-10----------|7-7-7-7-5-----9---9-7-----------|E|1-1-1-1-3---x-6---6-8-----------|5-5-5-5-------7---7-------------| d u d u d u d u d d u d u d u d u d
Outro: After Verse 3, the break is repeated and then follows the outro, that starts with a change of time-signature. The 4/4 time changes in 3/4 time for one bar:
1 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E|----------------|--------------------------------|B|----------------|------------------------7---5---|
G|6-6-6-6-6-------|6-6-6-6-6---6-6---6-6---7---5---|D|7-7-7-7-7-------|7-7-7-7-7---7-7---7-7---7---5---|A|7-7-7-7-7-------|7-7-7-7-7---7-7---7-7---5---3---|E|5-5-5-5-5-------|5-5-5-5-5---5-5---5-5-----------| d u d u d
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E||----------------------------------||B||*(5)---------------------7---5---*||G||-(5)-6-6-6---6-6---6-6---7---5----|| 3xD||-(5)-7-7-7---7-7---7-7---7---5----||A||*(3)-7-7-7---7-7---7-7---5---3---*||E||-----5-5-5---5-5---5-5------------||
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------7---5-----------7---5---|(5)---\\\-----------------------|G|--------7---5-----------7---5---|(5)-----\\\----------------/(5)-|D|--------7---5-----------7---5---|(5)-------\\\(3)----------//(5)-|A|--------5---3-----------5---3---|(3)--------\\(3)---------///(3)-|E|--------------------------------|------------\(1)--------///-----|
This last chord rings on til the end of the next bar and it's making a dive to an F-chord and back to C again. It might be a tremolo-bar but I don't think so. Do you? It had to be played on a stratocaster then? I think they did that effect later. Second rhythm guitar: ===================== This guitar is given some more low while treble is turned a bit down. It is panned left on the record. Eight bars rest (Intro and first lines of the verse).
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E||----------------------------------||B||*------------------------7---5---*||G||-------------------------7---5----||D||-------------------------7---5----|| 7xA||*7-7-7-7-7---7-7---7-7---5---3---*||E||-5-5-5-5-5---5-5---5-5---5---3----||
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|D|--------------------------------|A|7-7-7-7-7---7-7---7-7-7-7-------|E|5-5-5-5-5---5-5---5-5-5-5---0---|
Nanana-part
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E||---------------------------------|B||*--------------------------------|G||-5-----5-5-5-5---4-----4-4-4-4-4-|D||-5-----5-5-5-5---5-----5-5-5-5-5-|A||*3-----3-3-3-3---5-----5-5-5-5-5-|E||-3-----3-3-3-3---3-----3-3-3-3-3-| d u d u d d u d u d u
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E|---------------------------------||B|--------------------------------*||G|---------------------------------|| 3xD|---------------------------------||A|7-7-7-7-7---7-7---7-7-7-7-------*||E|5-5-5-5-5---5-5---5-5-5-5---0----|| d u d u d d u u d u d d
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E||---------------------------------|-------------------------------|B||*--------------------------------|-------------------------------|G||-5-----5-5-5-5---4-----4-4-4-4-4-|-------------------------------|D||-5-----5-5-5-5---5-----5-5-5-5-5-|7------------------------------|A||*3-----3-3-3-3---5-----5-5-5-5-5-|7------------------------------|E||-3-----3-3-3-3---3-----3-3-3-3-3-|5------------------------------| d u d u d d u d u d u
Break: Rhythm guitar 1 starts the break. This guitar comes in on bar 2.
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|---------REST-------------------|6-6-6-6-7---7-8---8-9-----------|D|--------------------------------|7-7-7-7-7---7-9---9-9-----------|A|--------------------------------|7-7-7-7-5---5-9---9-7-----------|E|--------------------------------|5-5-5-5-------7---7-------------|
d u d u d u d u d Note that chromatic line on the G-string. 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|G|6-6-6-6-6-----------------------|D|7-7-7-7-7-----------------------|A|7-7-7-7-7-----------------------|E|5-5-5-5-5-----------------------| d u d u d
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|G|---------REST-------------------|6-6-6-6-7---7-8---8-9-----------|D|--------------------------------|7-7-7-7-7---7-9---9-9-----------|A|--------------------------------|7-7-7-7-5---5-9---9-7-----------|E|--------------------------------|5-5-5-5-------7---7-------------|
Outro: Notice the change in time-signature (from 4/4 to 2/4 for 1 bar) like described for guitar 1.
1 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E|----------------||----------------------------------||B|----------------||*------------------------7---5---*||G|6-6-6-6-6--/14\-||-------------------------7---5----||D|7-7-7-7-7-------||-------------------------7---5----||A|7-7-7-7-7-------||*7-7-7-7-7---7-7---7-7---5---3---*||E|5-5-5-5-5-------||-5-5-5-5-5---5-5---5-5---5---3----|| d u d u d
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + E|--------------------------------|-------------------------|------||B|--------7---5-----------7---5---|(5)----------------------|------||G|--------7---5-----------7---5---|(5)----------------------|------||D|--------7---5-----------7---5---|(5)----------------------|------||A|--------5---3-----------5---3---|(3)-------------------/10|------||E|--------5---3-----------5---3---|(3)----------------------|8-----||
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