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                Ships In The Night - Be Bop Deluxe
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Tabbed by: axe victim
Email: leave a message on my 'ultimate Guitar' profile or comment here.

This tab is based on the  Live! In The Air Age  version, I think all 
the information you need is there. 

Tuning:EADGBe

| x mute note
|(131211) chord shape
| ~ sustain or vibrato
| b bend
| r release bend
| h hammer-on
| p pull-off
| / slide up
| \ slide down
| *8* pinch harmonic



Intro: Massive keyboard chords, C - F - Am - G, and guitar solo...


___C!__________F____________________Am__________G__________________
 
e|-8------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-8------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|-9------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|-10-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|-10-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-8------------------------------|--------------------------------|
   1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -  1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & - 

___C___________F____________________Am__________G__________________ 
 ( Let ring... )
e|-8------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-8------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|-9------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|-10-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|-10-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-8------------------------------|--------------------------------|

 
Riff 1:

___C___________F____________________Am__________G__________________ 

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------10~~~~~~~~~~~~~~------------------------------------|
A|3/7--10-h12---------------------3/7---10-h12---------------------|
E|--------------------------------|-------------8~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\--|


___C___________F____________________Am__________G__________________ 
                     ( bend G string 'down' towards the high e )
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------12b14~~r12--12b14~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~---|
D|-------------10------10~~~~~~~~--10~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~---|
A|3/7--10-h12------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



Repeat riff 1, then...


Verse:  "like a..."


___C___________F____________________Am__________G__________________
".......square peg     in     a     round    hole..." (etc)
e|-8------------------------------|-0-----------3------------------|
B|-8-----------10-----------------|-1-----------3------------------|
G|-9-----------10-----------------|-2-----------4------------------|
D|-10----------10-----------------|-2-----------5------------------|
A|-10----------8------------------|-0-----------5------------------|
E|-8------------------------------|-------------3------------------|


Four times, and then...



" Without..."

___C_______________G________________F_______________G______________
"..love          I am       a       desert..." (etc)
e|-8---------------3--------------|-1---------------3--------------|
B|-8---------------3--------------|-1---------------3--------------|
G|-9---------------4--------------|-2---------------4--------------|
D|-10--------------5--------------|-3---------------5--------------|
A|-10--------------5--------------|-3---------------5--------------|
E|-8---------------3--------------|-1---------------3--------------|


Four times, and then...



Chorus: play with a sort of reggae feel.

" Without..."

___Am_(577555)_____________________________________________________
"..love............................we   are    like    ships in the..."
e|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|
B|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|
G|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|
D|-7-------x---x---7-------x---x--|-7-------x---x---7-------x---x--|
A|-7-------x---x---7-------x---x--|-7-------x---x---7-------x---x--|
E|-5-------x---x---5-------x---x--|-5-------x---x---5-------x---x--|


___F7_(131211)_____________________________________________________
"  night..."
e|-----1---x---x-------1---x---x--|-----1---x---x-------1---x---x--|
B|-----1---x---x-------1---x---x--|-----1---x---x-------1---x---x--|
G|-----2---x---x-------2---x---x--|-----2---x---x-------2---x---x--|
D|-1-------x---x---1-------x---x--|-1-------x---x---1-------x---x--|
A|-3-------x---x---3-------x---x--|-3-------x---x---3-------x---x--|
E|-1-------x---x---1-------x---x--|-1-------x---x---1-------x---x--|


" Without..."

___Am_(577555)_____________________________________________________
"  love............................selling     our souls  down  the..."
e|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|
B|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|
G|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|
D|-7-------x---x---7-------x---x--|-7-------x---x---7-------x---x--|
A|-7-------x---x---7-------x---x--|-7-------x---x---7-------x---x--|
E|-5-------x---x---5-------x---x--|-5-------x---x---5-------x---x--|


___G_(355433)_______________________F_______________G______________
"  river..."
e|-----3---x---x-------3---x---x--|-5---5---5---5---7---7---7---7--|
B|-----3---x---x-------3---x---x--|-6---6---6---6---8---8---8---8--|
G|-----4---x---x-------4---x---x--|-5---5---5---5---7---7---7---7--|
D|-5-------x---x---5-------x---x--|--------------------------------|
A|-5-------x---x---5-------x---x--|--------------------------------|
E|-3-------x---x---3-------x---x--|--------------------------------|


___Em_(022000)_____________________________________________________
"..................Sailing away.........................and..."
e|-----0---x---x-------0---x---x--|-----0---x---x-------0---x---x--|
B|-----0---x---x-------0---x---x--|-----0---x---x-------0---x---x--|
G|-----0---x---x-------0---x---x--|-----0---x---x-------0---x---x--|
D|-2-------x---x---2-------x---x--|-2-------x---x---2-------x---x--|
A|-2-------x---x---2-------x---x--|-2-------x---x---2-------x---x--|
E|-0-------x---x---0-------x---x--|-0-------x---x---0-------x---x--|



___F7_(131211)_____________________________________________________
"...forever...                              our pleasure is..."
e|-----1---x---x-------1---x---x--|----1----x---x-------1----------|
B|-----1---x---x-------1---x---x--|----1----x---x-------1----------|
G|-----2---x---x-------2---x---x--|----2----x---x-------2----------|
D|-1-------x---x---1-------x---x--|-1-------x---x---1--------------|
A|-3-------x---x---3-------x---x--|-3-------x---x---3--------------|
E|-1-------x---x---1-------x---x--|-1-------x---x---1----------3-3-|
-

___G_(355433)______________________________________________________
"..blue..."
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|---------------------------5--5-|-5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-3~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-------|----------------------------3-3-|

___G_(355433)_______________________F_______G______________________

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|-3-------5----------------------|
A|--------------------------------|-3-------5----------------------|
E|-3~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--|-1-------3----------------------|


Then...

Guitar solo 1:

___C___________F____________________Am__________G__________________ 
                                        *( pinch harmonics )*
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|-------------10b12~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*8*-*9*-*8*-*9*---------|
D|/10-----------------------------|-------------------------10-----|
A|/10-----------------------------|-----------------------------10-|
E|/8------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___C___________F____________________Am__________G__________________ 

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|-8---6--h7---------------6--h7--|--------------------------------|
E|-------------8---6--h8----------|-8~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\--|



Repeat riff 1 and verse, more or less the same...


Then, guitar solo 2 ( or sax solo on studio version... )


Guitar solo 2: 


___Am_(577555)_____________________________________________________

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|-------------7b9~~~~~~~~~~~~~~7p5h7~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~5------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------7p5--------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------5^3-5p3-|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___F7_(131211)_____________________________________________________
(Tone and a half bend up, from D to F - allow bend to decay slightly...)
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|---3-5b8~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
E|-5------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___Am_(577555)_____________________________________________________
(...release bend )
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------0h2h5-5p4p2-4h5-|
D|--------------------------------------------0h2h5----------------|
A|~r-p3h5p3--0~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~0h2h3--------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___G_(355433)______________________________________________________ 

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-7~~~~~~~~--5h7p5p4-4h5p4----------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------5--------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------5-3p2--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|-3------------------------------|



___Em_(022000)_____________________________________________________ 
      ( rake )
e|---------12---------------------|-12-----------------------------|
B|--------x----15b17~~~~~~~~~~~~--|----15p12---12------------------|
G|-------x------------------------|---------14----15p14p12---------|
D|------x-------------------------|------------------------14~~~~--|
A|-----x--------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-0------------------------------|--------------------------------|



___F7_(131211)_____________________________________________________
        ( rake )
e|-------------13--17--13---------|--------------------------------|
B|-----------13----------------13----------------------------------|
G|---------14---------------------14-------------------------------|
D|-------15--------------------------15----------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------15--14p13\12~~~~~~~~~\-----|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


Riff 2:


___G_(320003________________________G_(355433)_____________________

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|-----------------5-----4-----5--|
A|-----------------2-----1-----2--|-5-----4-----5------------------|
E|-3-----2-----3------------------|--------------------------------|


___G_(xx5433)______________________________________________________

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



Piano solo, same rhythm chords...

Ending: 


___G_______________________________________________________________

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|---------------------------5--5-|-5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-----|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-3~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-----|----------------------------3-3-|


...a few times then...


___G________________________________F_______G______________________

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|-5---------------5--------------|-3-------5----------------------|
A|-------5---------------5--------|-3-------5----------------------|
E|-------------3---------------3--|-1-------3----------------------|



Lyrics:

Like a square peg in a round hole...
Like a harp without its strings...
Like a sailor who sails no oceans,
Like a bird that has no wings...

Without love, I am a desert,
Without love, my light is dim...
Without love, I have no treasures...
Without love, I cannot win

Without love ... We are like ships in the night
Without love ... Selling our souls down the river
Sailing away and forever our pleasure is blue....

Like a dream that has no dreamer,
Like a cloud without a sky...
Like a truth with no believer,
Like a mother without a child...

Without love, I have no pleasures,
Without love, my light is dim...
Without love, I have no treasures...
Without love, my chance is slim

Without love ... We are like ships in the night
Without love ... Selling our souls down the river
Sailing away and forever our pleasure is blue....


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