Stranglers - Bitching tab


BITCHING
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Transcription by: Richard Stanforth (rtstanforth@hotmail.com)
Date of Transcription: 1st April 2002

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Ah! They don't make them like this anymore, a good old rock'n'roll tune with not
one, but TWO lovely guitar solos to master... ENJOY!

intro: A - F#m G (x8, bass enters 3rd time, keyboards enter 5th time,
       drums enter 7th time)


A                                    F#m G
Bitching 'bout the things we've seen
A                                 F#m G
Bitching 'bout the things we'd be
A                                  G F#m
Bitching 'bout the loves we've had
E                         G F#m
My oh my it wasn't so bad
E                                    G F#m
When we had that to loosen our minds
E                                         F#m 
Hey little baby in the front row, be kind


 G   A                                      F#m
(bar bitching) Telling you the gospel truth
 G   A                                    F#m
(bar bitching) Why don't you all go get screwed?
 G   A                                         F#m
(bar bitching) Why don't you tell me something new?
 G   A                        F#m G
(bar bitching) Yeah, bitching


A                           F#m G
Bitching 'bout the Windsor C
A                             F#m G
Bitching 'bout the Western Sea
A                                       G F#m
Why can't you all be like a Grainger man?
E                    G F#m
Or even a Pheland man?
E                                        G F#m
I'll tell you what we'll meet in Amsterdam
E                                             F#m 
And then you'll see what should be really can


 G   A                                      F#m
(bar bitching) Telling you the gospel truth
 G   A                                    F#m
(bar bitching) Why don't you all go get screwed?
 G   A                                         F#m
(bar bitching) Why don't you tell me something new?
 G   A                                                  F#m G
(bar bitching) Yeah, bitching, that's what I'm talking about

Got anything to say? No? Well, shut up...

guitar solo (repeat chords A - F#m G, listen to the recording to get the bends
right, he mainly bends the notes a semitone upwards):

E------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|B--7^7p5-----------------------------|----------------------------------------------|G---------7-6------------------------|----------------------------------0h2h4p2---2-|D--------------7---5h7p5-4-----------|-----------0h2h4p2---2-------0h2h4------------|A---------------------------7---5-4--|----0h2h4---------------0h2h4-----------------|E------------------------------------|-0h3------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|B-----------0h2h3p2--3s5--5s7--7^7p5--7^7p5----|------------------------------------|G------0h2h4-----------------------------------|--6-6^------------0--0----0---0---0-|D-0h2h4----------------------------------------|-------7-7s2--2s4------4^---4^--4^--|A----------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------|B-----------------------------------|G-----------------------------------|D--4^*-4--2--0h2p0------------------| <-- *bend up a semitone and holdA-------------------4-2---0---------| E-----------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------|-------------12-14-14^-12---------------|B-------------12-14-14^-12----------------|-------12-14--------------14-12h14p12---|G-------12-14--------------14-12h14p12----|-12s14-------------------------------14-|D-12s14--------------------------------11-|----------------------------------------|A-----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|E-----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------|B--12^12p10------------------------------------|G-----------12-11-11h12p11---------------------|D---------------------------12-11-11h12p11-----|A-------------------------------------------12-|E----------------------------------------------|
A F#m G There's a place with a lot of eyes A F#m G Strange smoke perfume around the peacock guys A G F#m And the girls, they move their heat E G F#m To the impulsive, compulsive beat E G F#m But that's another place, another time E F#m Maybe we'll meet there in quite a short while G A F#m (bar bitching) Telling you the gospel truth G A F#m (bar bitching) Why don't you all go get screwed? G A F#m (bar bitching) Why don't you tell me something new? G A Bm C#m (bar bitching) Yeah, bitching D Bm C#m I really don't know what to say D Bm C#m That's gonna happen to us all one day D C#m D And when it does you can have me too E But until then I really don't know what to do F#m I'm just gonna keep on G A F#m (bar bitching) Telling you the gospel truth G A F#m (bar bitching) Why don't you all go get screwed? G A F#m (bar bitching) Why don't you tell me something new? G A F#m G (bar bitching) Yeah, bitching A - F#m G (x6, over keyboard solo) A - Bm C#m
(D) (Bm*) (C#m*) E-----------------------------------12-12-12-12p10-------------| B---------------------------------------------------12---------| G--11-11-11--9s11-11-11--9s11-11-11---------------------14-11--| <-- play three D--12-12-12-10s12-12-12-10s12-12-12----------------------------| times (*chords A--------------------------------------------------------------| on 3rd time are E--------------------------------------------------------------| C#m and D)
(E) (F#m)(G) (A) E-------------------------------------------- B-12--10--9---------------------------------- G------------9--7--6------------------------- D----------------------9-7-6-4---5---5s7----- A-------------------------------------------- E-------------------------------------------- Bar bitching!
F#m G A Bar bitching (x3)
G A G A E-----------------------------------------------------| B--------------------------8--8--8--7-8s12-10--10-10--| G--7--7--7--6-7s11-9--9-9-----------------------------| D-----------------------------------------------------| A-----------------------------------------------------| E-----------------------------------------------------|
G A G A E----------------------------------10--10--10--9-10s14--12-| B--12--12--12--10-12s15-14--14-14--------------------------| G----------------------------------------------------------| D----------------------------------------------------------| A----------------------------------------------------------| E----------------------------------------------------------|
ends on keyboard chord of A, which slowly fades out.
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