The Bollox – Ballad Of Ballina tab

"Ballad Of Ballina" by The Bollox
Tabbed by: Matt Benecke

The Bollox is the Irish Punk side project of Jason Devore from Authority Zero.  

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http://thebolloxmusic.com/
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Tuning: Standard


Intro  (0:00 - 0:23)

Guitar 1 (Electric) Plays Riff 1  1x  then Riff 1b 2x

Guitar 2 (Acoustic) Plays Riff 1a 1x

(NOTE: All chords in Riff 1a are palm-muted)


Riff 1 *Pick scrape from bridge to necke|------------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------///////////////-----|D|--7----9-9s11-9---7----7----9-9s11-12---///////////////-----|A|------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------|
Riff 1a
A5 D5 A5 v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ ve|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------7-7-7-x-7-7-7-x-7-7-7-x-7-7-7-x----------|D|--7-7-x-7-7-7-x-7-7-7-x-7-7-7-x-7-7-7-x-7-7-7-x-7-7-7-x-7-7-7-x-7-7-7-x--|A|--7-7-x-7-7-7-x-7-7-7-x-7-7-7-x-5-5-5-x-5-5-5-x-5-5-5-x-5-5-5-x-7-7-7-x--|E|--5-5-x-5-5-5-x-5-5-5-x-5-5-5-x---------------------------------5-5-5-x--| . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
D5 ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^e|---------------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------7-7-7-x-7-7-7-x-7-7-7-x-7-7-7--|D|--7-7-7-x-7-7-7-x-7-7-7-x-7-7-7-x-7-7-7-x-7-7-7-x-7-7-7--|A|--7-7-7-x-7-7-7-x-7-7-7-x-5-5-5-x-5-5-5-x-5-5-5-x-5-5-5--|E|--5-5-5-x-5-5-5-x-5-5-5-x--------------------------------| . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Riff 1b
A5 D5 v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v ve|------------------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----------------------------------|
Intro Lyrics HERE WE GO! Verse 1 (0:23 - 0:33) Guitar 1 Plays Riff 1b (Modified) 2x Riff 1b (Modified)
A5 D5 v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v e|---------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------7~!---|D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7~!---|A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5~!---|E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-------| . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
(NOTE: Palm mute the A5 and then allow the D5 to ring out cleanly with distorted feedback for the remaining measures) Verse 1 Lyrics Oh the priest and the nun They went on the run For the vows that they had taken They had now forsaken So they jumped up on a train and watched the pouring rain As it fell from the sky, fell from the sky Prechorus 1 (0:34 - 0:55) Guitar 1 Plays Riff 2 2x Riff 2
E5(VII) D5 v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v e|------------------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E5(VII) A5(XII) v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v ve|------------------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A5(XII) v v v v v v v e|-----------------|B|-----------------|G|-14-14-14-14-14--|D|-14-14-14-14-14--|A|-12-12-12-12-12--|E|-----------------|
(NOTE: You might want to play these chords as octaves instead of as full power chords.) Prechorus 1 Lyrics When they got to Dublin city Oh the sights they were so pretty! And the sun it started shining As he stared into her eyes Chorus 1 (0:55 - 1:16) Guitar 1 Plays Riff 1b 4x with the following modifications: --Palm mute with an emphasis on the third beat --Release the palm mute according to the song --When beginning each A5 section, play a few harmonics on the 7th fret of the B string as shown below:
e|-----------|B|-7+-7+-7+--|G|-----------|D|-----------|A|-----------|E|-----------|
(NOTE: This will be called Riff 1b*) Chorus 1 Lyrics Oh my love, I promise you Oh my love, I will be true Oh my love, I promise you Oh my love, I will be true Interlude 1 (1:17 - 1:26) Guitar 1 Plays Riff 1b (Modified) 2x Verse 2 (1:27 - 1:38) Guitar 1 Plays Riff 1b (Modified) 2x Verse 2 Lyrics Ah, back in Ballina The word was spreadin' fast The tongues they were waggin' The first stone was cast The parish up in arms The bishop came to say I'm sorry for your troubles, but I must be on my way Prechorus 2 (1:38 - 1:59) Guitar 1 Plays Riff 2 2x Prechorus 2 Lyrics When they got to Dublin city Oh the sights they were so pretty And the sun it started shining As he stared into her eyes Chorus 2 (1:59 - 2:20) Guitar 1 Plays Riff 1b* 4x Chorus 2 Lyrics Oh my love, I promise you Oh my love, I will be true Oh my love, I promise you Oh my love, I will be true Solo (2:21 - 2:41) Guitar 1 Plays Solo Riff 1x
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------10-10--12-12--12--12-12--10-|A|----------10-10--12-12--12-12-10-10---10h12-12-----------------------------|E|-10h12-12------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------13-10-10-13--13-13s15---15/17-17-17-17/15-15--13---13-15-15---|G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-10---10~------------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|B|-15/17-15-13-13---13--------------------------------------------|G|---------------------14-14--12----------------------------------|D|-------------------------------14-12-10--12/14/12--10-----------|A|--------------------------------------------------------12~-----|E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
Verse 3 (2:42 - 2:58) Guitar 1 Plays Riff 1b (Modified) 3x Verse 3 Lyrics As the years rolled by Their love it didn't die No their love it grew and grew Not a soul had had a clue That the priest and the nun That went on the run Had lived a life of sin Had lived a life of sin Ah the priest and the nun That went on the run They had lived a life of sin Had lived a life of sin Prechorus 3 (2:58 - 3:18) Guitar 1 Plays Riff 2 2x Prechorus 3 Lyrics When they got to Dublin city Oh the sights they were so pretty And the sun it started shining As he stared into her eyes Chorus 3 (3:19 - 3:45) Guitar 1 Plays Riff 1b* 4x (NOTE: End on an additional D5) Chorus 3 Lyrics Oh my love, I promise you Oh my love, I will be true Oh my love, I promise you Oh my love, I will be true (I will be, I will be true!) Tab Legend | / slide up | \ slide down | h hammer-on | p pull-off | ~ vibrato | + harmonic | x Mute note | v Downstroke | ^ Upstroke =============================================================================== Ballad Of Ballina Lyrics Oh the priest and the nun They went on the run For the vows that they had taken They had now forsaken So they jumped up on a train and watched the pouring rain As it fell from the sky, fell from the sky When they got to Dublin city Oh the sights they were so pretty And the sun it started shining As he stared into her eyes Oh my love, I promise you Oh my love, I will be true Oh my love, I promise you Oh my love, I will be true Ah, back in Ballina The word was spreadin' fast The tongues they were waggin' The first stone was cast The parish up in arms The bishop came to say I'm sorry for your troubles, but I must be on my way When they got to Dublin city Oh the sights they were so pretty And the sun it started shining As he stared into her eyes Oh my love, I promise you Oh my love, I will be true Oh my love, I promise you Oh my love, I will be true (I will be true) As the years rolled by Their love it didn't die No their love it grew and grew Not a soul had had a clue That the priest and the nun That went on the run Had lived a life of sin Had lived a life of sin Ah the priest and the nun That went on the run They had lived a life of sin Had lived a life of sin When they got to Dublin city Oh the sights they were so pretty And the sun it started shining As he stared into her eyes Oh my love, I promise you Oh my love, I will be true Oh my love, I promise you Oh my love, I will be true (I will be, I will be true!)
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