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                Axe Victim - Be Bop Deluxe
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tabbed by: axe victim

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Title track from the album of the same name.
I have tabbed a few lead parts as well as chords, placing 
them below the appropriate bar, and of course the iconic end solo.

Please listen to the song to get the timing right.
I have tried to synchronise the tab, chord names
and lyrics.  Apologies for any errors.  

Please note: The big guitar solo is right at the bottom of the tab.

Tuning: EADGBe

| b  bend up
| r  relax bend
| pb pre-bend
| ^  quarter tone bend
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato or sustain
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note


Intro: "You..


___D_____________Dmaj7__________D7____________________________
"  came to       watch the band                            to.."
e|----5---------------5--------------5------------------------|
B|-------7----------------7--------------7--------------------|
G|-----------7---------------6--------------5-----------------|
D|-0-------------0---------------0--------------0-------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

(Lead guitar)
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|-------7-h9p7--7~~~~~~~~~~|
A|-5-7/9-------9------------|
E|--------------------------|



__D______________Dmaj7___________D7___________________________
"  see us           play our parts                        we..".
e|----5---------------5--------------5------------------------|
B|-------7----------------7--------------7--------------------|
G|-----------7---------------6--------------5-----------------|
D|-0-------------0---------------0--------------0-------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

(Lead guitar)
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-------7-h9p7----------|
A|-5-7/9-------5b7r5~~~~~|
E|-----------------------|



___G______________________Cadd9____________________
"  hoped you'd lend an ear                      you..."
e|-3-----------------------3-----------------------|
B|-3-----------------------3-----------------------|
G|-0-----------------------0-----------------------|
D|-0-----------------------x-----------------------|
A|-x-----------------------3-----------------------|
E|-3-----------------------x-----------------------|



___G_______________________Bm______________________
"  hoped we'd dress like tarts                 Well.."
e|-3-----------------------2-----------------------|
B|-3-----------------------3-----------------------|
G|-0-----------------------4-----------------------|
D|-0-----------------------4-----------------------|
A|-x-----------------------2-----------------------|
E|-3-----------------------x-----------------------|

(Lead guitar, 1st time)
e|-7h10p7-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------10--7h10p7--------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------9--7h9p7-----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------9--7h9p7--------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------9--5----7----5--------5~~~~~~~~|
E|-------------------------------------------------------7------------|

(Lead guitar 2nd time)
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------10-12b15r12-7h8p7h8p7h8p7h8p-------------------|
G|-------7-9/11-----------------------------9-7-9b11r9-7~~~~~-|
D|----7-9-----------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|



___D_____________Dmaj7__________D7_______________
"  backstage     we stand       naked                  all the.."
e|----5---------------5--------------5-------------------------|
B|-------7----------------7--------------7---------------------|
G|-----------7---------------6--------------5------------------|
D|-0-------------0---------------0--------------0--------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

(Lead guitar)
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|-------7-h9p7--7~~~~~~~~~~|
A|-5-7/9-------9------------|
E|--------------------------|



___D_____________Dmaj7__________D7_______________
" make-up cleaned away                                     My.. "
e|----5---------------5--------------5-------------------------|
B|-------7----------------7--------------7---------------------|
G|-----------7---------------6--------------5------------------|
D|-0-------------0---------------0--------------0--------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

(Lead guitar)
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|-------7h9p7----------|
A|-5-7/9------5b7r5~~~~~|
E|----------------------|



___G______________________Cadd9____________________
"  poet sheds his          pretty skin         and.."
e|-3-----------------------3-----------------------|
B|-3-----------------------3-----------------------|
G|-0-----------------------0-----------------------|
D|-0-----------------------x-----------------------|
A|-x-----------------------3-----------------------|
E|-3-----------------------x-----------------------|


___G_______________________Bm______________________
"  turns to face the day                And there's  "
e|-3-----------------------2-----------------------|
B|-3-----------------------3-----------------------|
G|-0-----------------------4-----------------------|
D|-0-----------------------4-----------------------|
A|-x-----------------------2-----------------------|
E|-3-----------------------x-----------------------|

(Lead guitar, first time)
e|-------7-------7------10--12b-12b14r12-----------------------------------|
B|-----7---10b12-------------------------15p12p10--12--15---12----10~~~~~~~|
G|-9b11--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(Lead guitar, second time)
e|-12b14-12b14-12b14-12b14-12b14-----12----10------------------------------|
B|------------------------------12/14---12----10--14--12b14r12-10~~--------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------11----|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|



__A___________________________
"  nothing   to be      done "
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|-2---------------------------4b6r4p2--4b6r4p2-----------|
D|-2--------------------------------------------4p2-------|
A|-0------------------------------------------------4p2p0-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|



__A________________________
"  nothing   to be      said                       Last... "
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------2--5b7r5-----5-----------------|
G|-2--------------------------------5b6---4^-2------------|
D|-2-------------------------------------------4--2-h4~~~~|
A|-0------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|



___F#m________________________
" night I   felt immortal..  "        
e|----------2----------------2----|
B|----------2----------------2----|
G|----------2----------------2----|
D|-4---4----4-------4---4----4----|
A|-4---4----4-------4---4----4----|
E|-2---2----2-------2---2----2----|



_____D_________________E______________________
"This mor - ning I feel  dead "
e|---2----2----2-------0------------------12\-|
B|---3----3----3-------0----------------------|
G|---2----2----2-------1----------------------|
D|---0----0----0-------2----------------------|
A|---------------------2----------------------|
E|---------------------0----------------------|



________F#m____________________________________
"And the love         ah, that gave its blaze       to my.."           
e|-----------------2---------------------------2-----------|
B|-----------------2---------------------------2-----------|
G|-----------------2---------------------------2----4b6r4--|
D|-------4---------4------------4--------------4-----------|
A|-------4---------4------------4--------------4-----------|
E|-------2---------2------------2--------------2-----------|



___A____________________A____________
 " heart            now brings a haze      Do be.."     
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-2--------2-----------2--------------------------|
G|-2--------2-----------2--------------------------|
D|-2--------2-----------2--------------------------|
A|-0--------0-----------0--------------0---2---4---|
E|------------------3b4----------------------------|



___D___________Dsus4_______D___________Dsus4____
" careful                       'cause I'm an axe victim "
e|-------------3-----------2-----------3-----------------|
B|-----3-----------3-----------3-----------3-------------|
G|---------2-----------2-----------2-----------2---------|
D|-0-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|



___Bm______________________________
....( guitar solo )................
e|-2-------2-------------2--------2------------|
B|-3-------3-------------3--------3------------|
G|-4-------4-------------4--------4------------|
D|-4-------4-------------4--------4------------|
A|-2-------2----------0--2--------2------------|
E|---------------------------------------0--2--|


(Lead guitar, first time)
e|----------------------10-12(pb14)-|
B|-----------------10-12------------|
G|-----------7-9-/11----------------|
D|--------7-9-----------------------|
A|---5-7-9--------------------------|
E|-/7-------------------------------|

e|-pb14b12-10-12p10p7-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------10h12p10p7---------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------9h11p9p7h9-7-9b11r9-7-9~~~~~~~---|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------9\-|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|


(Lead guitar, second time)
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-7--------9--------10-------12-------------|
G|-9b11~~~~-11b13~~~-12b14~~~-14b16~~~~------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------0--2--|



___________G_______________________________G__________
"           hung up on these silver strings          like... "
e|----------3-------------------------------3----------------|
B|----------3-------------------------------3----------------|
G|----------0-------------------------------0----------------|
D|----------0-------------------------------0----------------|
A|----------x-------------------------------------0---2------|
E|-3--------3------------------------2--3--------------------|




___Cadd9____________________________G_________________________
" wings                        like time machines "
e|---------3------3------3-------------------3-----3-----3-------|
B|-----------3------3------3-------------------3-----3-----3-----|
G|-------------0------0------0-------------------0-----0-----0---|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-3--------------------------------2----------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|




___A_______________D/A_____________A______________D/A_____________
                                           " Like voices on the.."
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------2---2-----------3---3-----------2---2-----------3---3----|
G|-------2---2-----------2---2-----------2---2-----------2---2----|
D|-------2---2-----------4---4-----------2---2-----------4---4----|
A|-0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|




___A_____________________D/A_______A
"..wind "
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------2---2-----------3---3-----2-------------------------------------|
G|-------2---2-----------2---2-----2-------------------------------------|
D|-------2---2-----------4---4-----2-7\----------------------------------|
A|-0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|



Repeat music with these lyrics:


We hit the road to Hull
Sad amps and smashed guitars
Played badly at 'The Duke'
To almost no applause.

But someone made it worthwhile
When smiling with bright eyes
They gave me full attention
And they took me by surprise.

But today the feeling's gone.
No, faded like a ghost.
Last night I saw the future
This morning there's no hope.

And the words
Ah, that I sung so clear
Are now clouded 
By my tears

Please be careful
'cause I'm an axe victim.
Hung up on these silver strings
Like sails
Like seagulls cries
Like church bells in the night.



 " ...night " ( last lyric, to guitar solo... )


___A_____________________________________________
            
e|----------12b14--12b14--12b14--12b14--12b14b12-|
B|-2---------------------------------------------|
G|-2---------------------------------------------|
D|-2---------------------------------------------|
A|-0---------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|


___D_

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-10--------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|


Then comes the guitar solo.

The guitar in the background during the beginning of 
the guitar solo is doing something like this:


___D_______________Dmaj7___________D7_______________Dmaj7____________
(rhythm guitar)
e|------5---------------5----------------5---------------5-----------|
B|----------7---------------7----------------7--------------7--------|
G|--------------7--6------------6--5-------------5--6----------6--7\-|
D|-0-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


Twice,and then:

_________________G________________G_____

e|------|--------3----------------3----------|
B|------|--------3----------------3----------|
G|------|--------0----------------0----------|
D|------|--------0----------------0----------|
A|------|--------x---------------------0--2--|
E|-0--2-|-3------3------2--3-----------------|



___Cadd9____________________________G____________________________

e|---------3------3------3-------------------3-----3-----3-------|
B|-----------3------3------3-------------------3-----3-----3-----|
G|-------------0------0------0-------------------0-----0-----0---|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-3--------------------------------2----------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|



___A_______________D/A_____________A_______________D/A____________

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------2---2-----------3---3-----------2---2-----------3---3----|
G|-------2---2-----------2---2-----------2---2-----------2---2----|
D|-------2---2-----------4---4-----------2---2-----------4---4----|
A|-0------0--------0------0--------0------0--------0------0-------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


___A

e|----------12b14--12b14--12b14--12b14--12b14b12-|
B|-2---------------------------------------------|
G|-2---------------------------------------------|
D|-2---------------------------------------------|
A|-0---------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|


___D_

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-10--------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|


Repeat guitar solo section once more, then finish 
on a D major chord as below.


___A

e|----------12b14--12b14--12b14--12b14--12b14b12-----------|
B|-2----------------------------------------------10-------|
G|-2-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-2-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-0-------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|


___D_(let ring to fade)

e|-2--------------------------------------------|
B|-3--------------------------------------------|
G|-2--------------------------------------------|
D|-0--------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|



Guitar solo:  ( These are not perfect bars, I just stretched them out 
to show detail. )


Part one:


e|-----------------------------------------12b14-12b14-12b14-12b14-12b14r12-
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|



e|--------------10---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-10~~~~~13b15~--13p12p10--10---------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------12--13p12p10---12~10h11--------------------------|
D|------------------------------------12~12~-----12p10h12p10--10-----------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------12--12p11p10p9~\
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|



e|----------------------------------17~~~~~~17~~~~~17~~~17~~~17------------|
B|--------------------------15h17b19~~17b19~~~pb19~~pb19~pb19~pb19r17-15---|
G|---------------------14h16--------------------------------------------16~\
D|---12-14p12--12h14h16----------------------------------------------------|
A|/14--------14------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|



e|-17b19~~~~~~~~~~~~~15h17-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------18p15h17----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------16h19p16~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\---------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


                     ( bend and relax B string a few times )
e|------17~~~~~17~~~~17~~~~~17~~~~~17~~~~~17~~~~~17~~~~~17~~~~~17~~~~------|
B|-17b19~~17b19~~r18~~~~r17~~~~b18~~~~b19~~~~r18~~~~r17~~~~b18~~~b19~15----|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------16\-
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|



e|-----10------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------10h13p10--10-----------------------------------------------------|
G|/10-------------12--13p12p10---12~10^------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------12~12~---12-10h12-10---------10--------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------12p11p10---12p11p10-----|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|



e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------10-12b14r12p10-12b14r12b14r12--\
D|------------------------------------10-12--------------------------------|
A|-8h10--8-----8-----8-----10~~~/12~~~-------------------------------------|
E|----------10----10-------------------------------------------------------|



e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------10h12---/14~~~~~~14b16~~~~14~~~~12-----------|
A|-----------10h12----10h12----------------------------------------14\-----|
E|\---/10h12---------------------------------------------------------------|



e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------2-----------------3-----------------2-----------------3-----------|
G|-------2-----------------2-----------------2-----------------2-----------|
D|-------2-----------------4-----------------2-----------------4-----------|
A|-0-----------------0-----------------0-----------------0-----------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|



e|-----------------------------------------12b14-12b14-12b14-12b14-12b14r12-
B|-------2-----------------3-----------2-----------------------------------|
G|-------2-----------------2-----------2-----------------------------------|
D|-------2-----------------4-----------2-----------------------------------|
A|-0-----------------0-----------------0-----------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Part two:


e|------------12-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-10~~~~13b15--15-12-------------------------------------15-17-17b19~~~~~~|
G|-------------------14-10-11-----------------------14-16------------------|
D|----------------------------14--------0/12-14-b16------------------------|
A|-------------------------------14~~~\------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|



e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-pb19r17~~~~~~~~~15-p12--------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------14h16p14p12h14~~~~~12h14p12--12h14---------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------16-----12-14-12~~~~~~-|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|



e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-12~~~~~12-14-16-12~-----14-16-12~~~~~~14-16-12-----14-16-12-------------|
A|--------------------12~~~-----------------------12~~~--------12~~~~~~~---|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|



e|----------------------------------------------------------------14-15-17-|
B|----------------------------------------------14-15-17-14-15-17----------|
G|-------------------------------------12-14-16----------------------------|
D|------------------12-14-16--12-14-16-------------------------------------|
A|-12-14-16-12-14-16-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|



e|-14h17p14------17-14h17p14-------17---14-----------------17b19~~~~19~~~~~|
B|---------15----------------15--------------15---------15-----------------|
G|-----------14~~--------------14~~---------------14-----------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|



e|-pb19~~~r17~~~14h17p14~~~15---17---15p14----------------17~~-------------|
B|-------------------------------------------15h17---17b19~~pb19r17--------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------16-14--|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|



e|--------------------------------------------------7~---------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------7~~~9h10p9---------------|
G|-16b17~/16p14p12-14~12-11~12~11h12p11p9-11~~~~9b11~~------9-7h9p7--------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------9-7h9p7-|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|



e|--------------------------------------------------------10----pb14r12r10-|
B|-------------------------------------------------10-12~~-----------------|
G|-------------------9b11~~~~--pb11r9p7h9------9h11------------------------|
D|-7~~~~~~~~~~~~--7--------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|



e|-----------------------------------------pb14r12-pb14r12-pb14r12-pb14r12-|
B|12~~~~~~~~10h12p10p8-----7--------7--7-----------------------------------|
G|---------------------11--7--7--9--7--7-----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------7--9-----7-----------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|



e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-10~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-----|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|



Word & Music by Bill Nelson



| b  bend up/down
| ^ quarter note bend up
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
===============================================================================
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