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Black Friday Rule Tab

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"Black Friday Rule"
by Flogging Molly

tabbed by Eric Bonkowski

*CAPO 2ND FRET*

rhythm fig. 1
electric
   Am       C5        G5       Am          C5         Am
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|--1--1-----1------------------1----1-1----1-1--------1----|
|--2--2-----x---------0--------2----2-2----x-x--------2----|
|--2--2-----2---------0--------2----2-2----2-2--0-----2----|
|--0--0--2--3--3p2p0--x--3p2---0----0-0--2-3-3----3-2-0----|
|---------------------3------3-----------------------------|

                              Am          C5            Am
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------1---1--1----1-------------1--|
|-----------------------------2---2--2----x-------------2--|
|-2-2-2-2p0---0---------------2---2--2----2-------------2--|
|-----------3---2-3-3-3-3p0---0---0--0--2-3-3p2p0---3-2-0--|
|---------------------------3---------------------3--------|

acoustic fill
(fast strumming)
|----0-0-0-0-0------R--------------------------------------|
|----1-1-1-1-1------E--------------------------------------|
|----2-2-2-2-0h2----P--------------------------------------|
|----2-2-2-2-0h2----E--------------------------------------|
|--0-0-0-0-0-0------A--------------------------------------|
|-------------------T--------------------------------------|

N.C.
I want to believe in myself once again 
So I dream of a man whose hopes never end 
To kiss with a girl who's as lovely as you 
I'd give you my heart, if you gave me the truth

    C5                                  G5
And for every tear that is lost from an eye 
    E5                     A5
I'd dig me a well where no man could destroy 
  C5                                  G5
I want to believe in a freedom that's bold 
    E5
But all I remember is the freedom of old

fig. 1

(with variation of fig. 1)
Well I lost me a wife, so I found me a plane 
Flew all the way to California 
This mess in my head is a mess getting out 
Ya drink too much coffee, I drink too much stout

    C5                                    G5
But after a while, when my mouth's not so dry 
     E5                                      A5
I'll dance up a storm, sure life's looking fine 
       C5                             G5
But as darkness falls, I return to my bed 
      E5
Don't ask me more questions, don't f**k with my head

(with variation of fig. 1)
I've been down in this world, down and almost broken 
Like thousands of people, left standing in their shoe 
I've been down in this world, down and almost broken 
As thousands they grieve, as the Black Friday rule

play fig. 1 once
then use this as a fill:
  Dm            Am Dm            Am
|-1-1-1-1-1-1---0--1-1-1-1-1-1---0-------------------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3---1--3-3-3-3-3-3---1-------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2---2--2-2-2-2-2-2---2-------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0---2--0-0-0-0-0-0---2-------------------------|
|-------------0-0--------------0-0-------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|-0-0-2-3-3p2p0-------------3-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|
|---------------3-3-3-3-3-3--------------------------------|
                  PM.......     PM...................

|guitar solo|
the beginning and a good chunk of it is just figure 1 played palm
muted. for better effect, mess around in the Am pentatonic scale,
with position at the 5th fret (7th without the capo). the solo
sounds good regardless of exactly what you play as long as you 
stay in the Am pentatonic. i'm pretty sure that this riff is 
reoccurring throughout, though

|----------------------R------------------------------------|
|----------------------E------------------------------------|
|----------------------P------------------------------------|
|--7-7-7p5-------------E-x4---------------------------------|
|----------7--7p5------A------7p5-------7p5-------7p5-------|
|-----------------8-5--T----------8-5-5-----8-5-5-----8-5-5-|
                            light PM........................

N.C.
The buildings they shake but my heart it beats still 
Oh mother of Jesus, I feel pretty ill 
I want to go home where my feet both feel safe 
But there ain't no jobs in the old free state

   C5                               G5
So I must remain in my new adopted land 
    E5                       A5
I'm doing the best, Hell I'm doin' all I can 
   C5                                     G5
So next time you see me, don't ask for my name 
  N.C.
For I am the King and sure long may I reign

(with fig. 1)
I've been down in this world, down and almost broken 
Like thousands of people, left standing in their shoe 
I've been down in this world, down and almost broken 
As thousands they grieve, as the Black Friday rule

(with fig. 1)
I've been down in this world, down and almost broken 
Like thousands of people, left standing in their shoe 
I've been down in this world, down and almost broken 
As thousands they grieve, as the Black Friday rule

***

acoustic guitar shadows most of the electric work here,
except in the solo. note that figure 1 isn't the EXACT
guitar used during the verses or chorus, but it's nearly
the exact same. use the same chords and progressions and
it'll sound right. the solo is fun and it's a perfect time
to pull out your own chops and improv. to get the solo the
same as from the cd, just stay on the 5th fret and follow the 
same general progression. have fun

any questions email Fixxxer411@yahoo.com
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guitar21@WE wrote on November 13 2005, 05:16 pm

Dude this is fu ckin awesome ive been looking for a tab of this song forever thnx bro

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gibsonrocker917 wrote on December 3 2006, 01:24 pm

sorry dude this is in the wrong key

...its Bm, Dm, & A
play with the song and you'll know that this is not right

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lonelyraindog wrote on December 4 2006, 01:49 pm

did you see that the tab has a capo 2?
that changes the chords in my intro from Am to Bm, C to D, and G to A.

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