Zz Top - Rough Boy tab

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Rough Boy - ZZ Top
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Song:  Rough Boy
Band:  ZZ Top
Album: Greatest Hits
Tabbed by:  ShecterMan71

Tempo:  80

This is a great song tabbed from the ZZ Top Anthology book … once again, 
I’ve made this as simple as possible … on the INTRO, Guitar 1 chords are
Strummed 1x

A lot of synthesizer work is done on this song … on most of the chords 
you can do a continuous palm mute in its place … just listen to it

INTRO

Guitar 1 A E F#m7 C#m7 A E F#m7 C#m7Guitar 2 e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|G|------9----------|------9----------|------9----------|------9----------|D|-9/11---11\9---7-|-9/11---11\9-----|-9/11---11\9---7-|-9/11---11\9-----|A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Guitar 1 (Palm Mute) A5 F#5Guitar 2 e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|G|------9----------|------9----------|------9----------|------9----------|D|-9/11---11\9--9--|-9/11---11\9-9-7-|-9/11---11\9-9-7-|-9/11---11\9--9\-|A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Guitar 1 (Palm Mute) B5 E5Guitar 2 e|-----------------|-----------------|-5----(5)/-------|-5----(5)/-------|B|-----------------|-----------------|-5----(5)/-9-(9)-|-5----(5)/-9-(9)-|G|-6b--(6)-4-------|-6-7-----6-4-----|-2----(2)/-------|-2----(2)/-------|D|--------------7--|-----------------|-2----(2)/-------|-2----(2)/-------|A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
VERSE 1 - Guitar 1 A5 What in the world’s come all over me? F#5 I ain’t got a chance in one in three B5 Ain’t got no rap, ain’t got no line E5 But if you’ll give me just a minute I’ll be feeling fine
Guitar 2 e|-------0---------| B|-----3-----------| G|-1/2-------------| D|-----------------| A|-----------------| E|-----------------|
VERSE 2 - Guitar 1 A5 I am the one who can fade the heat F#5 The one they all say, “You just can’t be beat” E5 I’ll shoot it to you straight, and look you in the eye B5 So give me just a minute and I’ll tell you why CHORUS A5 I’m a rough boy … I’m a rough boy
Guitar 2e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|G|-------9---------|------9----------|------9----------|-----------------|D|-14/11--11\9-9-7-|-9/11---11\9-9-7-|-9/11---11\9-9\2-|-----------------|A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
SOLO - Guitar 2 Guitar 1 chord progression (muted) - C#5 / F#5 / B5 / E5 VERSE 3 - Guitar 1 A5 I don’t care how you look at me F#5 Because I’m the one and you will see E5 We can make it work, we can make it by B5 So give me one more minute and I’ll tell you why CHORUS A5 I’m a rough boy … I’m a rough boy
Guitar 2e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------0---------|B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----3-----------|G|-------9---------|------9----------|------9----------|-1/2-------------|D|-14/11--11\9-9-7-|-9/11---11\9-9-7-|-9/11---11\9-9\2-|-----------------|A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
OUTRO SOLO - Guitar 2 Note - This outro chord progression is VERY long and complicated … these are the correct chords for the rhythm guitar and the majority of them are one chord per 2 bars … you’ll have to listen to the solo to get the chord changes OUTRO Chord Progression - Guitar 1 (palm mute) C#5/F#5/B5/E5 A5/F#5/B5/E5 A5/F#5/B5/E5 A5/F#5/B5/E5/A A/E-A/F#m7/E-F# F#m7/E-F#/Bm7 E/E7sus4 That's it! Hope you enjoyed this in all it's simplicity! | / slide up | \ slide down | h hammer-on | p pull-off | ~ vibrato | + harmonic | x Mute note ============================================================================
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