Sweet - Ballroom Blitz tab

Song: Ballroom Blitz
By: Sweet
Album: Desolation Boulevard (U.S. Version only)
Year:1974

First time making a tab. Hopefully you enjoy


Index:
~~~~ = Hold out and or sustain
H = Strum the Harmonic on given fret
PM = Palm mute
\ = slide down
/ = slide up
^x = bend x amount of steps I.e. e-11^3/4-- = bend the 11--| fret on the high e three
-----------------------------------------------------------|  quarters of a step


Intro guitar riff- Starts at :19
          E   E   E   E   E

e-----------------------------------------------------------------|B-----------------------------------------------------------------|G-----------------------------------------------------------------|D-----------9---11--12--11--9-------------------------------------|X4A-----------7----7---7---7--7-------------------------------------|E-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Verse 1 If This first riff of the 1st verse doesnt sound Rhythmically correct, try turning D--4-4----- Into a triplet. so D----4---4-4------ A--0-0----- A----0---0-0------
A A D5 D5 A7 A7 D5 D5e----------------------------------------------------------------|B------PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM----------------------------|G----------------------------------------------------------------|D------2---2---4---4---5---5---4---4-----------------------------| X2A------0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
E E E E Ee-----------------------------------------------------------------|B-----------------------------------------------------------------|G-----------------------------------------------------------------|D-----------9---11--12--11--9-------------------------------------| X2A-----------7---7---7---7---7-------------------------------------|E-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A A D5 D5 A7 A7 D5 D5e----------------------------------------------------------------|B------PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM----------------------------|G----------------------------------------------------------------|D------2---2---4---4---5---5---4---4-----------------------------| X2A------0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
E E E E Ee----------------------------------------------------------------|B----------------------------------------------------------------|G----------------------------------------------------------------|D------------9--11--12--11-9-------------------------------------| X2A------------7--7---7---7--7-------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
Hook - 0:46 (Drums only)
Pre-chorus - 0:54 Ee----------------------------------------------------------------|B----------------------------------------------------------------|G----------------------------------------------------------------|D---9~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(Let it ring)------------------------------|A---7~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------|
play the E power chord (last one on tab table below) not 2 measures like the previous A, or C power chords this time, but 4 measures for your E power chord
A B C Ee-----------------------------------------------------------------|B-----------------------------------------------------------------|G---2-----------4------------------5---------------9--------------|D---2(hold or)--4(hold or----------5(hold or-------9(Hold or------|X1A---0-strum-----2-strum------------3-Strum---------7-strum--------|E-----1/8-notes)--1/8 notes)---------1/8 notes)------1/8 notes)---|
Chorus - 1:07 A A A A A C C C C C D D D D D G G G G Ge--------------------------------------------------------------------|B--------------------------------------------------------------------|G--2---2---2-2-2----5---5---5-5-5----7---7---7-7-7-------------------|D--2---2---2-2-2----5---5---5-5-5----7---7---7-7-7----5---5---5-5-5--| X2A--0---0---0-0-0----3---3---3-3-3----5---5---5-5-5----5---5---5-5-5--|E-----------------------------------------------------3---3---3-3-3--|
D D# E E E E E E E E Ee------------------------------------------------------------------|B----------------H-H-H-H-H-H-H-H-----------------------------------|G------------------------------------------------------------------|D---7---8---9------------------------------------------------------| X4A---5---6---7----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----------------------------------|E------------------------------------------------------------------|
Verse 2 - 1:26
E E E E Ee---------------------------------------------------------------|B---------------------------------------------------------------|G---------------------------------------------------------------|D---------9---11--12--11--9-------------------------------------| X4A---------7---7---7---7---7-------------------------------------|E---------------------------------------------------------------|
A A D5 D5 A7 A7 D5 D5e--------------------------------------------------------------|B----PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM----------------------------|G--------------------------------------------------------------|D----2---2---4---4---5---5---4---4-----------------------------| X2A----0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----------------------------|E--------------------------------------------------------------|
E E E E Ee---------------------------------------------------------------|B---------------------------------------------------------------|G---------------------------------------------------------------|D---------9---11--12--11--9-------------------------------------| X2A---------7---7---7---7---7-------------------------------------|E---------------------------------------------------------------|
A A D5 D5 A7 A7 D5 D5e--------------------------------------------------------------|B----PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM----------------------------|G--------------------------------------------------------------|D----2---2---4---4---5---5---4---4-----------------------------| X2A----0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----------------------------|E--------------------------------------------------------------|
E E E E Ee---------------------------------------------------------------|B---------------------------------------------------------------|G---------------------------------------------------------------|D---------9---11--12--11--9-------------------------------------| X2A---------7---7---7---7---7-------------------------------------|E---------------------------------------------------------------|
Hook - 1:52At the 2nd hook, it stays the same AFTER you add a slide down from the 9th fret of the G string. Ee--------------------------------------------------------------|B--------------------------------------------------------------|G----9\--------------------------------------------------------|D--------------------------------------------------------------|A--------------------------------------------------------------|E--------------------------------------------------------------|
Pre-chorus - 2:01
Ee--------------------------------------------------------------|B--------------------------------------------------------------|G--------------------------------------------------------------|D---9~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(Let it ring)----------------------------|A---7~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-----------------------------------------|E--------------------------------------------------------------|
The only difference between the 2nd Pre-chorus and the 1st, is that at the last power in this riff below, is that a second guitar is bending a note during the pre-chorus's up to the chorus. Rhythm
2:03 A B C Ee--------------------------------------------------------------|B--------------------------------------------------------------|G---2-----------4----------------5---------------9-------------|D---2(hold or)--4(hold or--------5(hold or-------9(Hold or-----|X1A---0-strum-----2-strum----------3-Strum---------7-strum-------|E-----1/8-notes)--1/8 notes)-------1/8 notes)------1/8 notes)--|-
Lead D# D# D# D# D# D#e--10^3/4------10^3/4--------10^3/4---10^3/4---10^3/4---10^3/4--|B---------------------------------------------------------------|G---------------------------------------------------------------|
D(at 2:11,start bend)-------------------------------------------|X1A---------------------------------------------------------------|E---------------------------------------------------------------|
Chorus - 2:14
A A A A A C C C C C D D D D D G G G G Ge--------------------------------------------------------------------|B--------------------------------------------------------------------|G--2---2---2-2-2----5---5---5-5-5----7---7---7-7-7-------------------|D--2---2---2-2-2----5---5---5-5-5----7---7---7-7-7----5---5---5-5-5--| X2A--0---0---0-0-0----3---3---3-3-3----5---5---5-5-5----5---5---5-5-5--|E-----------------------------------------------------3---3---3-3-3--|
This chorus is shortened from doing the last chorus riff four times, to only doing it once D D# Ee------------------------------------------------------------------|B------------------------------------------------------------------|G------------------------------------------------------------------|D---7---8---9------------------------------------------------------| X1A---5---6---7------------------------------------------------------|E------------------------------------------------------------------| Ball Room Blitz!
Bass Chorus Break Down - 2:23 (no guitar until 2:27)
On every other 2nd measure starting on the 3rd beat, their guitarist plays the two power A and E. and the other part played between both resting measures (for guitar)is just single A power chord. D D# D(Progression below goes from 2:27-2:41)e-----------------------------------------------------------------|B-----------------------------------------------------------------|G-----------------------------------------------------------------|D--7-8---(four count rest)---7------------------------------------|X4A--5-6-----------------------5------------------------------------|E-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Semi-solo - 2:37
Lead E E D B B AhB D E E E D B B AhB D Be--------------------------------------------------------------------|B--------------------------------------------------------------------|G------9p7------------7--9--------9p7--------------7---9-------------|D-----------9-9---7h9-------------------9-9---7h9--------------------|X1A---7--------------------------7-------------------------------------|E--------------------------------------------------------------------|
2:41 - Lead E E E E E E Ee-----------------------------------------------------------------|B-----------------------------------------------------------------|G------9-9-9-9-9-9-9----------------------------------------------|D-----------------------------------------------------------------|X4A-----------------------------------------------------------------|E-----------------------------------------------------------------|
2:41 - Rhythm E E E E E E Ee--------------------------------------------------------------------|B--------------------------------------------------------------------|G--------------------------------------------------------------------|D------9-9-9-9-9-9-9-------------------------------------------------|X4A------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------------------------------------------------|E--------------------------------------------------------------------|
Pre-Chorus - 2:45
A B C Ee--------------------------------------------------------------|B--------------------------------------------------------------|G---2-----------4----------------5---------------9-------------|D---2(hold or)--4(hold or--------5(hold or-------9(Hold or-----|X1A---0-strum-----2-strum----------3-Strum---------7-strum-------|E-----1/8-notes)--1/8 notes)-------1/8 notes)------1/8 notes)--|
Chorus - 2:56
A A A A A C C C C C D D D D D G G G G Ge--------------------------------------------------------------------|B--------------------------------------------------------------------|G--2---2---2-2-2----5---5---5-5-5----7---7---7-7-7-------------------|D--2---2---2-2-2----5---5---5-5-5----7---7---7-7-7----5---5---5-5-5--| X2A--0---0---0-0-0----3---3---3-3-3----5---5---5-5-5----5---5---5-5-5--|E-----------------------------------------------------3---3---3-3-3--|
D D# E E E E E E E E Ee------------------------------------------------------------------|B----------------H-H-H-H-H-H-H-H-----------------------------------|G------------------------------------------------------------------|D---7---8---9------------------------------------------------------| X4A---5---6---7----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----------------------------------|E------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bridge - 3:14
Bridge Riff A - 3:14-3:20 E E D De------------------------------------------------------------------|B------------------------------------------------------------------|G------------------------------------------------------------------|D----9-x-x-9-x-x-12-7----------------------------------------------|X3A----7-x-x-7-x-x-10-5----------------------------------------------|E------------------------------------------------------------------|
OR
Bridge Riff A (alternative) - 3:14-3:20 E E D De------------------------------------------------------------------|B------------------------------------------------------------------|G------------------------------------------------------------------|D----9-x-x-9-x-x-12\7----------------------------------------------|X3A----7-x-x-7-x-x-10\5----------------------------------------------|E------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bridge Riff B - 3:21 - 3:23From Bridge Riff A's ending, you have two counts of rests. E E E E E Ee------------------------------------------------------------------|B------------------------------------------------------------------|G------------------------------------------------------------------|D---(REST)---9-9-9-9-9-9-------------------------------------------|X1A------------7-7-7-7-7-7-------------------------------------------|E------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ending RiffOnly Difference from 1st riff is that you strum two 1/8 on your ending E chords. E E E E E Ee---------------------------------------------------------------|B---------------------------------------------------------------|G---------------------------------------------------------------|D---------9---11--12--11--9-9-----------------------------------| X4A---------7---7---7---7---7-7-----------------------------------|E---------------------------------------------------------------|
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