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                Love Is Swift Arrows - Be Bop Deluxe
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Tabbed by: axe victim

Email: Leave a message on my  ‘Ultimate Guitar’  profile or comment 
here and I’ll get back to you. Any questions or corrections quite 
welcome - don't be shy!

From the debut album  'Axe Victim'  comes this unusual love song.  If 
the lyrics seem to be a little cryptic, that's because they spell out a 
coded reference to Bills secret lover.  Fans will know what I mean.
When you see a chord like this - D/C# - the first letter before the
forward slash is the chord, the letter after is the bass note. This is 
known as a 'slash' chord. 

Tuning: EADGBe

| x  Mute note
| D/C# chord/bass note


Intro: electric guitar...


___D___________D_______G_______D_______________D_______G_______D__

e|-2-----------5-------7-------2-2-2-----------5-------7-------2-2-
B|-3-----------7-------8-------3-3-3-----------7-------8-------3-3-
G|-2-----------7-------7-------2-2-2-----------7-------7-------2-2-
D|-0-----------0-------0-------0-0-0-----------0-------0-------0-0-
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 | 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & - 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|


Repeat a few times then...

Verse:

___Bm_______________________________A______________________________ 
             " Room    in    the    East    invested    with... "    
e|-2---2---x---2-------2----------|-0---0---x---0-------0----------|
B|-3---3---x---3-------3----------|-2---2---x---2-------2----------|
G|-4---4---x---4-------4----------|-2---2---x---2-------2----------|
D|-4---4---x---4-------4----------|-2---2---x---2-------2----------|
A|-2---2---x---2-------2----------|-0---0---x---0-------0----------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

 | 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|

___D___________D_______G_______D_______________D_______G_______D__
" meanings "
e|-2-----------5-------7-------2-2-2-----------5-------7-------2-2-
B|-3-----------7-------8-------3-3-3-----------7-------8-------3-3-
G|-2-----------7-------7-------2-2-2-----------7-------7-------2-2-
D|-0-----------0-------0-------0-0-0-----------0-------0-------0-0-
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


___Bm_______________________________A______________________________ 
             " Open       to       none but  the strange and the... "
e|-2---2---x---2-------2----------|-0---0---x---0-------0----------|
B|-3---3---x---3-------3----------|-2---2---x---2-------2----------|
G|-4---4---x---4-------4----------|-2---2---x---2-------2----------|
D|-4---4---x---4-------4----------|-2---2---x---2-------2----------|
A|-2---2---x---2-------2----------|-0---0---x---0-------0----------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___D___________D_______G_______D_______________D_______G_______D__
" wild "
e|-2-----------5-------7-------2-2-2-----------5-------7-------2-2-
B|-3-----------7-------8-------3-3-3-----------7-------8-------3-3-
G|-2-----------7-------7-------2-2-2-----------7-------7-------2-2-
D|-0-----------0-------0-------0-0-0-----------0-------0-------0-0-
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


___G________________________________Cadd9__________________________ 
                     " Sunset     encounters    with    destiny's... " 
e|-3---3---x---3-------3----------|-3---3---x---3-------3----------|
B|-3---3---x---3-------3----------|-3---3---x---3-------3----------|
G|-0---0---x---0-------0----------|-0---0---x---0-------0----------|
D|-0---0---x---0-------0----------|-2---2---x---2-------2----------|
A|-2---2---x---2-------2----------|-3---3---x---3-------3----------|
E|-3---3---x---3-------3----------|--------------------------------|


___D___________D_______G_______D_______________D_______G_______D__
" chances "
e|-2-----------5-------7-------2-2-2-----------5-------7-------2-2-
B|-3-----------7-------8-------3-3-3-----------7-------8-------3-3-
G|-2-----------7-------7-------2-2-2-----------7-------7-------2-2-
D|-0-----------0-------0-------0-0-0-----------0-------0-------0-0-
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


___G________________________________Cadd9__________________________ 
             " Envelopes            marked for the personal... "
e|-3---3---x---3-------3----------|-3---3---x---3-------3----------|
B|-3---3---x---3-------3----------|-3---3---x---3-------3----------|
G|-0---0---x---0-------0----------|-0---0---x---0-------0----------|
D|-0---0---x---0-------0----------|-2---2---x---2-------2----------|
A|-2---2---x---2-------2----------|-3---3---x---3-------3----------|
E|-3---3---x---3-------3----------|--------------------------------|


___D___________D_______G_______D_______________D_______G_______D__
 " life "
e|-2-----------5-------7-------2-2-2-----------5-------7-------2-2-
B|-3-----------7-------8-------3-3-3-----------7-------8-------3-3-
G|-2-----------7-------7-------2-2-2-----------7-------7-------2-2-
D|-0-----------0-------0-------0-0-0-----------0-------0-------0-0-
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


Repeat verse section, then...

( play at half speed now... )


___Cmaj7___________________________________________________________ 
                " Rock 'n roll superman... "
e|-0------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-0------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|-0------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|-2------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|-3------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-3------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___Fmaj7___________________________________________________________ 
                " Ghosts of new vice... "
e|-0------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-1------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|-2------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|-3------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|-3------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-1------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___Cmaj7___________________________________________________________ 
                " Rock 'n roll superman... "
e|-0------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-0------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|-0------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|-2------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|-3------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-3------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___Fmaj7___________________________________________________________ 
                " Ghosts of new vice... "
e|-0------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-1------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|-2------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|-3------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|-3------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-1------------------------------|--------------------------------|



Chorus: ( back to original tempo now... )


___A_______________________________________________________________ 
                                                     "  Making... "
e|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0--|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0--|
B|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2--|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2--|
G|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2--|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2--|
D|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2--|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2--|
A|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0--|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0--|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



___G________________________________A______________________________ 
 " love        in      strange      autos                 whilst... " 
e|-3-------3---3-------3---3---3--|-0-------0---0-------0---0---0--|
B|-3-------3---3-------3---3---3--|-2-------2---2-------2---2---2--|
G|-0-------0---0-------0---0---0--|-2-------2---2-------2---2---2--|
D|-0-------0---0-------0---0---0--|-2-------2---2-------2---2---2--|
A|-2-------2---2-------2---2---2--|-0-------0---0-------0---0---0--|
E|-3-------3---3-------3---3---3--|--------------------------------|



___D_______________D/C#_____________Gmaj7/B_________A______________ 
 " life's        ink          sings al     -     ways   that... "
e|-2-------2---2---2-------2---2--|-2-------2---2---x-------x---x--|
B|-3-------3---3---3-------3---3--|-3-------3---3---x-------x---x--|
G|-2-------2---2---2-------2---2--|-0-------0---0---2-------2---2--|
D|-0-------0---0---x-------x---x--|-x-------x---x---2-------2---2--|
A|-----------------4-------4---4--|-2-------2---2---0-------0---0--|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

 | 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|

___Cadd9___________________________________________________________ 
         " love      is       swift ar   -   rows     my... "
e|-3-------3---3-------3---3------|-3-------3---3-------3---3------|
B|-3-------3---3-------3---3------|-3-------3---3-------3---3------|
G|-0-------0---0-------0---0------|-0-------0---0-------0---0------|
D|-2-------2---2-------2---2------|-2-------2---2-------2---2------|
A|-3-------3---3-------3---3------|-3-------3---3-------3---3------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___A_______________________________________________________________ 
 "  dear "                                                 "  Oh... "
e|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0--|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0--|
B|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2--|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2--|
G|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2--|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2--|
D|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2--|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2--|
A|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0--|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0--|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___G________________________________A______________________________ 
 " God           in         some    heaven                 who's... " 
e|-3-------3---3-------3---3---3--|-0-------0---0-------0---0---0--|
B|-3-------3---3-------3---3---3--|-2-------2---2-------2---2---2--|
G|-0-------0---0-------0---0---0--|-2-------2---2-------2---2---2--|
D|-0-------0---0-------0---0---0--|-2-------2---2-------2---2---2--|
A|-2-------2---2-------2---2---2--|-0-------0---0-------0---0---0--|
E|-3-------3---3-------3---3---3--|--------------------------------|



___D_______________D/C#_____________Gmaj7/B_________A______________ 
 " num   -      ber    is           seven    -   teen... "
e|-2-------2---2---2-------2---2--|-2-------2---2---x-------x---x--|
B|-3-------3---3---3-------3---3--|-3-------3---3---x-------x---x--|
G|-2-------2---2---2-------2---2--|-0-------0---0---2-------2---2--|
D|-0-------0---0---x-------x---x--|-x-------x---x---2-------2---2--|
A|-----------------4-------4---4--|-2-------2---2---0-------0---0--|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

 | 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|

___Cadd9___________________________________________________________ 
         " dressed    you     in    blue       jeans       this... "
e|-3-------3---3-------3---3------|-3-------3---3-------3---3------|
B|-3-------3---3-------3---3------|-3-------3---3-------3---3------|
G|-0-------0---0-------0---0------|-0-------0---0-------0---0------|
D|-2-------2---2-------2---2------|-2-------2---2-------2---2------|
A|-3-------3---3-------3---3------|-3-------3---3-------3---3------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___A_______________________________________________________________ 
 "  year                                           to torment my... "
e|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0--|-0------------------------------|
B|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2--|-2------------------------------|
G|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2--|-2------------------------------|
D|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2--|-2------------------------------|
A|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0--|-0------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___Bb______________________________________________________________
 " soul...                                      ...oh, leave me... "
e|-1---1---1---1---1---1---1---1--|-1------------------------------|
B|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3--|-3------------------------------|
G|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3--|-3------------------------------|
D|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3--|-3------------------------------|
A|-1---1---1---1---1---1---1---1--|-1------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___D_______________D/C#_____________Gmaj7/B_________A______________
 " alone............................................................ "
e|-2---------------2--------------|-2---------------x--------------|
B|-3---------------3--------------|-3---------------x--------------|
G|-2---------------2--------------|-0---------------2--------------|
D|-0---------------x--------------|-0---------------2--------------|
A|-----------------4--------------|-2---------------0--------------|
E|--------------------------------|-x------------------------------|


___G_______________________________________________________________ 

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


Repeat verse section and chorus until...

" Oh, leave me... "


___D___________D_______G_______D_______________D_______G_______D__
" alone... "
e|-2-----------5-------7-------2-2-2-----------5-------7-------2-2-
B|-3-----------7-------8-------3-3-3-----------7-------8-------3-3-
G|-2-----------7-------7-------2-2-2-----------7-------7-------2-2-
D|-0-----------0-------0-------0-0-0-----------0-------0-------0-0-
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


( Repeat these chords for guitar solo... )

___D___________D_______G_______D_______________D_______G_______D__
( guitar solo )
e|-2-----------5-------7-------2-2-2-----------5-------7-------2-2-
B|-3-----------7-------8-------3-3-3-----------7-------8-------3-3-
G|-2-----------7-------7-------2-2-2-----------7-------7-------2-2-
D|-0-----------0-------0-------0-0-0-----------0-------0-------0-0-
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|



Ending: ( play at half speed now... )

___D________________________________Cadd9__________________________ 
( guitar solo continues... )
e|-2------------------------------|-3------------------------------|
B|-3------------------------------|-3------------------------------|
G|-2------------------------------|-0------------------------------|
D|-0------------------------------|-2------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|-3------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___G/B_____________G________________D______________________________ 
( guitar solo continues... )
e|-3---------------3--------------|-2------------------------------|
B|-3---------------3--------------|-3------------------------------|
G|-0---------------0--------------|-2------------------------------|
D|-0---------------0--------------|-0------------------------------|
A|-2---------------x--------------|--------------------------------|
E|-x---------------3--------------|--------------------------------|

 

Lyrics:

Room in the East invested with meanings,
Open to none but the strange and the wild
Sunset encounters with destiny's chances,
Envelopes marked for the personal life
Night falling, hiding the poet's transgression,
Blown in the winds of aquarian tides
Echoed words spoken by token romantics
Rock 'n roll superman,
Ghosts of new vice.

Making love in strange autos
Whilst life's ink sings always
That love is swift arrows my dear
Oh, God in some heaven who's number is seventeen
Dressed you in blue jeans this year
To torment my soul
Oh, leave me alone...

Rules to be broken by reckless and young men,
Odes to be written by passion's sick hand
Seeds to be sown on the rich fields of promise,
Ends and beginnings that never quite meet
Nothing of value that hasn't yet vanished,
Brown-eyed and wise as the feminine fates
Evening's sweet menace, revealing, inviting,
Highways to paradise
Grey lines of grace.

Making love in strange autos
Whilst life's ink sings always
That love is swift arrows my dear
Oh, God in some heaven who's number is seventeen
Dressed you in blue jeans this year
To torment my soul
Oh, leave me alone...


Words and music by Bill Nelson.

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