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I learned to play this song better after I translated it to power chords.
It's pretty simple.  Listen to the actual recording for timing.

Always
As performed on "Crossroad"
Words and music by Jon Bon Jovi

Standard tuning
h     hammer on
p     pull off
b     bend
r     return
/     slide down
~     vibrating
PM    palm muting


Intro (w/ distortion, let chords ring throughout)
e[----------------------------------------------------
B[----------------------------------------------------
G[----------2--------6---4---2------------------------
D[-2--------2--------6---4---2------------------------
A[-2--------0--------4---2---0------------------------
E[-0--------------------------------------------------

Verse (w/ clean tone, x3)
e[---------------------------------------------
B[---------------------------------------------
G[-6--------4--------2--------4-------2----4---
D[-6--------4--------2--------4-------2----4---
A[-4--------2--------0--------2-------0----2---
E[-4-------------------------------------------

Chorus (w/ distortion, x4)  First 3 xs    4th time
e[------------------------]------------[---------------------
B[------------------------]------------[---------------------
G[----------4--------2----]-6------4---[-4------2----4----6--
D[-2--------4--------2----]-6------4---[-4------2----4----6--
A[-2--------2--------0----]-4------2---[-2------0----2----4--
E[-0----------------------]------------[---------------------

Verse

Chorus

Bridge (w/ distortion)  Play this twice
e[--------------------------------------------
B[--------------------------------------------
G[-------7---------7--------------------------
D[-------7---------7--------5---------7-------
A[-5--5--5--5-5-5--5--------5---------7-------
E[--------------------3--3--3--5-5-5--5-------

And this once
e[----------------------------------------------------
B[----------------------------------------------------
G[-4------2-------------------------------------------
D[-4------2------5----------7-------------------------
A[-2------0------5----------7-------------------------
E[---------------3----------5-------------------------

GUITAR SOLO (w/ distortion)
e[-------------------------------------------------------
B[-------------------------------------------------------
G[-------------------------------------------------------
D[------9h11--------9-11---------------------------------
A[-9h11------11~~~-------11~~~--9h11--11p9/7--9----------
E[-----------------------------------------------7-7~~~~-

e[------------------------------------------------------------
B[------------------------------------------------------------
G[------------------------------------------------------------
D[------------------------------------------------------------
A[-------7--11-9~~~-------7--11-9~~~---11p9p7----9-11-7-9~~~--
E[-9-7-9------------9-7-9------------7--------7---------------

e[-9h12--12p9--9p7--9h12--12p9--9p7--9-9p7p5------7h9----
B[-------------------------------------------5~~~--------
G[-------------------------------------------------------
D[-------------------------------------------------------
A[-------------------------------------------------------
E[-------------------------------------------------------

e[-----9-7--9h12-9-7--9h12-9-7--9h12-9-7--9h12-9-7-------
B[-7-9---------------------------------------------------
G[-------------------------------------------------------
D[-------------------------------------------------------
A[-------------------------------------------------------
E[-------------------------------------------------------

e[-14h16-16p14p12-14~~~--16b17-16~~~~~-------------------
B[-------------------------------------------------------
G[-------------------------------------------------------
D[-------------------------------------------------------
A[-------------------------------------------------------
E[-------------------------------------------------------

Post-solo (w/ clean tone, x3)
e[----------------------------
B[----------------------------
G[-2--------4-----------------
D[-2--------4-----------------
A[-0--------2-----------------
E[----------------------------

Play the chorus (w/ distortion) once more and then play it 3 or 4 other timed during the fade

And that's it

Song Structure
Intro
Verse
Chorus
Verse
Chorus
Bridge
GUITAR SOLO
Post-solo
Chorus

Peace.
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Slash_Gibson wrote on June 9 2009, 12:27 pm

Seems correct to me.

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sambora_is_best wrote on August 5 2010, 09:32 am

sorry to tell you but in the first verse the chords are done by the piano. But apart from that it all looks good!!

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