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Stiff Competition Chords

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: Glen Norman Pavan 

artist:  Cheap Trick
title:  Stiff Competition
album:  Heaven Tonight
key:  A
tuning:  standard  E A D G


main riff

G-----------5---------|
D---7-7-5-7---7-5-----|
A-----------------5-5-|
E---------------------|

intro

play riff four times


first verse   play riff 8 times

Stiff competition  If I go up you take me higher
Stiff competition  And when I'm down you take me higher

chorus

There's (E)stiff competition (D)  A)all over the (D) (E) world (D) (A) (D)
(E)I screw you you screw (D) (A)me They screw us here we go (D) (E)again
(D) (A) (D)

bridge

(B)Oh (A) (B)right (A) (B)We have so much fun (A)when we're toget(B)her
(A)When we're toget(B)her (A)When we're toget(B)her

interlude

(D)Now (Bb) (D) (Bb) I looked (D)hard in your (Bb)eyes
It was (D)love at first (Bb)sight
It took me (D)minutes you're still (Bb)waiting waiting for your (D)turn
your (Bb)turn it won't be long

repeat entire song

second verse lyrics

Stiff competition
I work hard everyday of my life
Stiff competition
Get it up you take me higher

outro-  play riff until fade


comments, questions, etc. to senomar@bach.udel.edu
                   -I'm here, I'm queer, I play 5-string bass
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Jepoffenbarger wrote on June 28 2013, 01:08 am

First ever post here - There are not very many Cheap Trick guitar tab's on here, so I thought I would post the main guitar riff used for the intro and verse of this song, as follows (the tab posted above is for bass):

e|---------------------------------------3-----3---3---------|
B|---------------------------------------3-----2---2---------|
G|---2--2--------------------------------0-----3---3---------|
D|---2--2--------------------------------0-----0---0---------|
A ---0--0--------------0--3--0-------------------------------|
E|-------------3p0-------------------------------------------|

On the chorus chords posted above, you play the E chord 5 times rapidly (I do so barring at the 7th fret to get a high E), then the D once, then the A 5 times rapidly, then the D once again, and then repeat, 4 times total.

For the bridge, similarly, do the B chord 5 times rapidly, then A once, repeat that, then flip it to play the A repeatedly into the B - If you listen to the song and get the timing, it is pretty easy.

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Jepoffenbarger wrote on June 28 2013, 05:56 pm

Sorry, the last part of my intro riff tab above has a typo, it should just be two D chords at the end (got my 2's and 3's flipped):

e|---------------------------------------3-----2---2---------|
B|---------------------------------------3-----3---3---------|
G|---2--2--------------------------------0-----2---2---------|
D|---2--2--------------------------------0-----0---0---------|
A ---0--0--------------0--3--0-------------------------------|
E|-------------3p0-------------------------------------------|

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