Tia Carrere - Ballroom Blitz tab

Song: Ballroom Blitz
Band: Sweet
Album: Desolation Boulevard

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b: bend p: pull-off h: pull-off ~: vibrato /: slide t: tap s: slap (bass) pp: pop (bass) /////: tremolo picking =: silence %: repeat pm: palm-muted x: dead note (Drum Intro: 9 measures) ------------------------ Brian Connolly: "Are you ready, Steve? Steve Priest: -Aha Brian: -Andy? Andy Scott: -Yeah! Brian: -Mick? Mick Tucker: - OK. Brian: -Alright, fellas. Well let's go! Intro (8 measures): -------------------
F5E |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||B |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||G |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||D |-10-12-13-12-10-|-------%--------|--------%-------|--------%-------|| x2A |-8--8--8--8--8--|----------------|----------------|----------------||E |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
G |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||D |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||A |----------------|-------%--------|-------%--------|--------%-------|| x2E |-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1|----------------|----------------|----------------||
(If, like me, you tend to find the bass boring, I suggest you follow theguitar in the verses, like this:G |----------------|D |----------------|A |--3--5-6-5--3---| it's better to do the intro like it is, for rythmic andE |----------------| melodic reasons, but it's fun to be a bit different in the verse ^^)
Verse (8 measures):------------------- A#5 F5E |-----------------|----------------|----------------|-------------------||B |-----------------|----------------|----------------|-------------------||G |-----------------|----------------|----------------|-------------------||D |-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|--------%-------|-10-12-13-12-10-|------%------------|| x2A |-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|----------------|-8--8--8--8--8--|-------------------||E |-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|----------------|----------------|-------------------|| pm |---------------------------------------------------------------------||
G |-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------||D |-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------||A |-----------------|-------%--------|-----------------|--------%-------||E |-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|----------------|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|----------------||
Oh it's been getting so hard, livin' with the things you do to me, aha Oh my dreams are getting so strange, i'd like to tell you everything I see Post-Verse (Just drums: 4 measures) ----------------------------------- Oh, I see a man at the back As a matter of fact his eyes are red as the sun And a girl in the corner let no one ignore her 'Cause she thinks she's the passionate one Pre-Chorus: 6 measures ----------------------
F5 G5 A#5E |----------------|------------------|------------------|B |----------------|------------------|------------------|G |--10------------|------------------|------------------|D |--10------------|--6---------------|--8---------------|A |--8-------------|--6---------------|--8---------------|E |----------------|--3---------------|--6---------------|
Oh, yeah, it was like lightning, everybody was frighteningG |----------------|------------------|------------------|D |----------------|------------------|------------------|A |--8-------------|------------------|------------------|E |----------------|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
C5 F5|------------------| |-----------------------||------------------| |-----------------------||--5---------------| |--10-------------------||--5---------------| |--10-------------------||--3---------------| |--8--------------------||------------------| |-----------------------|
And the music was soothing, and they all started grooving|------------------| |-----------------|||------------------| |-----------------|||--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-| |-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|||------------------| |-----------------||
F5E |----------------||B |----------------||G |-10-10-10-10----||D |-10-10-10-10----||A |-8--8--8--8-----||E |----------------||
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, YeahG |----------------||D |----------------||A |-------%--------||E |----------------||
Chorus: 8 measures -------
E|------------------|-------------------------|----------------|------------------||B|------------------|-------------------------|----------------|------------------||G|------------------|------------10-10-10-10/-|----------------|------------------||D|-5-5-5-5--8-8-8-8-|-5-5-5-5----10-10-10-10/-|---------%------|------------------||A|-5-5-5-5--8-8-8-8-|-3-3-3-3----8--8--8--8/--|----------------|------------------||E|-3-3-3-3--6-6-6-6-|-------------------------|----------------|------------------||
And the man at the back said And the girl in the corner said Everyone attack and it turned into a Boy, I wanna warn ya,it'll turn Ballroom blitz into a Ballroom blitzG |-----------------|------------------|----------------|----------------||D |-----------------|------------------|----------------|----------------||A |-----------------|-3-3-3-3--8-8-8-8-|-------%--------|--------%-------||E |-3-3-3-3-6-6-6-6-|------------------|----------------|----------------||
E |------------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||B |------------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||G |--8-9-10--x-x-x-x-|----------------|----------------|----------------||D |--8-9-10--x-x-x-x-|-------%--------|-------%--------|-------%--------||A |--6-7-8---x-x-x-x-|----------------|----------------|----------------||E |------------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|| Ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz, Ballroom blitz
G |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||D |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||A |--6-7-8---------|-------%--------|--------%-------|--------%-------||E |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
Pre-Verse (4 measures): Intro (2 measures guitar alone, 2 measures guitar + bass) ----------------------- Verse (8 measures): ------------------- I'm reaching out for something Touching nothing's all I ever do Oh, I softly call you over When you appear there's nothing left of you, aha Post-Verse (4 measures): ------------------------ Now the man in the back Is ready to crack as he raises his hands to the sky And the girl in the corner is ev'ryone's mourner She could kill you with a wink of her eye Pre-Chorus (6 measures): ------------------------ Oh yeah, it was electric, so frightfully hectic And the band started leaving, 'cause they all stopped breathing 2nd Chorus (4 measures) -----------------------
E|------------------|-------------------------|----------------|------------------||B|------------------|-------------------------|----------------|------------------||G|------------------|------------10-10-10-10/-|----------------|------------------||D|-5-5-5-5--8-8-8-8-|-5-5-5-5----10-10-10-10/-|---------%------|------------------||A|-5-5-5-5--8-8-8-8-|-3-3-3-3----8--8--8--8/--|----------------|------------------||E|-3-3-3-3--6-6-6-6-|-------------------------|----------------|------------------||
And the man at the back said And the girl in the corner Everyone attack and it turned into a Boy, I wanna warn ya,it'll Ballroom blitz turn into a Ballroom blitzG |-----------------|------------------|----------------|----------------||D |-----------------|------------------|----------------|----------------||A |-----------------|-3-3-3-3--8-8-8-8-|-------%--------|--------%-------||E |-3-3-3-3-6-6-6-6-|------------------|----------------|----------------||
Bridge (10 measures): ---------------------
E |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||B |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||G |-8-9-10---------|------------8-9-|-10-----------8-|------------8-9-||D |-8-9-10---------|------------8-9-|-10-----------8-|------------8-9-||A |-6-7-8----------|------------6-7-|-8------------6-|------------6-7-||E |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
Ballroom Blitz!G |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||D |-1-2-333333333-1|-3333333333-1-2-|-333333333333-1-|-3333333333-1-2-||A |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||E |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
E |----------------|----------------|-------------------|----------------||B |----------------|----------------|-------------------|----------------||G |-10-----------8-|------------8-9-|--10-8----------8~-|----------------||D |-10-----------8-|------------8-9-|-------8--10p8-----|-------%--------||A |-8------------6-|------------6-7-|-8------------10---|----------------||E |----------------|----------------|-------------------|----------------||
G |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||D |-3333333333333-1|-3333333333-1-2-|-333333333333-1-|-3333333333-1-2-||A |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||E |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
E |----------------|----------------|B |----------------|----------------|G |-10-10-10-10----|----------------|D |-10-10-10-10----|-------%--------|A |-8--8--8--8-----|----------------|E |----------------|----------------|
Oh YeaG |----------------|----------------|D |-3333333333333--|-33333333333333-|A |----------------|----------------|E |----------------|----------------|
Pre-Chorus (5 measures) ------------------------ Chorus (8 measures) ------------------- Pre-Outro (4 measures): ---------------------
E |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||B |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||G |-x-x-x-x-x-x-8--|-10-x-x-x-x-x-8-|-10-x-x-x-x-x-8-|-10-------------||D |-x-x-x-x-x-x-8--|-10-x-x-x-x-x-8-|-10-x-x-x-x-x-8-|-10-------------||A |-x-x-x-x-x-x-6--|-8--x-x-x-x-x-6-|-8--x-x-x-x-x-6-|-8--------------||E |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
It's It's Ballroom Blitz x3 Yea it's a Ballroom BlitzG |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||D |-3333333333333-1|-3333333333333-1|-3333333333333-1|-33333333333333-||A |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||E |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
Outro (17 measures - Fade Out): ------------------------------- 4 measures ---> Intro 13 measures ---> Intro + Outro Solo The Outro Solo is basic F pentantonic, It's funner to improvise it then do the original so I won't tab it. But to give you an idea, the beginning goes like this:
E |--------------------------------||B |--------------------------------||G |--10p8-10p8-----10p8-10p8-------||D |--------------------------------||A |-8----------6/8-----------------||E |--------------------------------||and then he does a pentantonic descent kinda like this:
E |----------------||B |----------------||G |---10p8---------||D |--------10-8/6--||A |-8-------------8||E |----------------||
Play around with it, making something up that sounds cool. Enjoy!
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