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                             The Bomber - James Gang
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"The Bomber (Medley)" written by:
 "Closet Queen" by James Fox, Dale Peters, and Joe Walsh
 "Cast Your Fate to the Wind" by Vince Guaraldi
 "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel

Album: "Rides Again"
Year: 1969
Tabbed by: Richard Iliff (9/19/05)
Email: iliffr@charter.net

Joe Walsh - Guitars & vocals
Jim Fox - Drums
Dale Peters - Bass

Tuning: Standard - EADGBe

Intro/Main Riff (w/heavy distortion):
                       (x2)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------5--7-----------9\-|
A|-5/7--X-X-7--X-X-5--7--5/7--X-X-7\-|
E|-----------------------------------|

Verse 1:               (x4)
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------9\-|
A|-5/7--X-X-7--X-X-5-----5/7--X-X-7--7\-|
E|--------------------5-----------------|

When I became of age, my mama sat me down.
She said, "Son, you've grown up. It's time you looked around."
So I began to notice some things I hadn't seen before.
That's what brought me here, knockin' on your back door.


Fill:
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|-7---5-----5----5--7\6/7----7---5-----5----5--7-|
E|-------5-----5-------*------------5-----5-------|
   * - Use whammy bar

Verse 2:           (x2)                                (x2)
e|-----------------------------------||--------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------||--------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------||--------------------------------------|
D|-----------------5--7-----------9\-||-----------------------------------9\-|
A|-5/7--X-X-7--X-X-5--7--5/7--X-X-7\-||-5/7--X-X-7--X-X-5-----5/7--X-X-7--7\-|
E|-----------------------------------||--------------------5-----------------|

A Closet Queen, a Bus Stop fiend, she wants to shake my hand.
I don't want to be there, she decides she can.
It's Apple Dan, he's just a man, he'll pick fruit off your branches.
I can't sleep, the big eyed peep is cattle off my ranches.

Fill:        (x4)
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-7---5-----5----5--7~~-|
E|-------5-----5---------|

Slide Guitar Solo (w/heavy delay) (1:42):
e|---------------------------10\7----10\7--9\7/9-----------------------------|
B|-2//9----------9\7-------7-----9~~-----9------9~~--9\7-------9---9/10\9----|
G|-2//9---9/11\9-9\7------7--------------------------9\7---7\9---9-----------|
D|-2//9----------9\7---5/7---------------------------9\7---------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------10\7----10\7--9\7/9----------|
B|-9\7---2//9-------9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9\-------7--------9~~-----9------9~~--9\7--|
G|-9\7---2//9---7/9----------------------7--7---------------------------9\7--|
D|-9\7---2//9-------------------------5/7----7--------------------------9\7--|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------7-----8---------------|
B|-----9---9--9/10--7-7/9--7---7-8/9--9/10--10/12~~--9\7--|
G|-7\9---9-----------------7-------------------------9\7--|
D|-------------------------7-------------------------9\7--|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------9--10--9/10~~10\----------13/14--14/15--15/16-/16----17--17-/17-----|
B|-10/12--12--12-----------9\7---15-----15-----15----------/7---19-----------|
G|-------------------------9\7-----------------------------/7-------------16-|
D|-------------------------9\7-----------------------------/7----------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------21\17----14---10/12--10/13-13/16---16/18-----|
B|-9\7---2////9\--2//////(15)--------------12--------------------------------|
G|-9\7---2////9\--2//////(15)------------------------------------------------|
D|-9\7---2////9\--2//////(15)------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-22/15---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------(14)\12-------------(14)/16-(14)/16---2///9--2///9~~---2///17------|
G|---------------(14)\12------------------------2///9--2///9~~---2///17------|
D|-----------------------12/14------------------2///9--2///9~~---2///17------|
A|-----------------------12/14-----------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

"Bolero" guitar solo (w/heavy delay) (3:36):
e|-12--12-14-12----12---12----12---------------------------------------------|
B|--------------14---------14------12-14-------12--12----------12-14-12~~----|
G|---------------------------------------13-14--------14-12-14---------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------14--------|
B|-14-16-14------------------------------------------------12~~~~------------|
G|----------16-14-13-12----12---------------13----14-------------------------|
D|----------------------15----15-14---14-16----14----16-16-------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----12-14----------13-12-----13-12---------------------------12------------|
B|-14-------15-14-15--------15------------16------------14-12-----12-14------|
G|-------------------------------------14----14--12-12-----------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-14-12-------12-------------14----12------------------------14----12-------|
G|-------15-14----15-14-15-14----14----14-12---------------14----14----------|
D|-------------------------------------------15-14-15~~----------------16----|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------12----------12----|
B|------------------12~~--12-----------------15~~-12-14-15----14-12-15----14-|
G|------------14-15----------14-13-------------------------------------------|
D|-14-15-16------------------------16-14~~-----------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-12-15~~--14b15r14-14p12--------------------14b15--16b17--17-b18--17b18r17-|
G|-------------------------14-14--16p14-13~~---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-17-b-b-20--17b21-r-17---16-18b19r18---16-18-15-17-13-15----13-------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------15----14-16-13~~--|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------12----13--------------------------------------|
G|-12b13r12p10---10--11-12-14-----14-----14--15-17-14-15-12-14-11/12----12---|
D|-***********-------------------------------------------------------14------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  * quick

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------11-13----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-12~~-12-14-------14-12-14-12--------------12b14r12--12/13-10/11-9b10r9~~\-|
A|-------------------------------14~~~-15-14---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Fill (4:42):    (x4)
e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|------------------|
D|----9--7----------|
A|-9--7--5------5h7-|
E|-7--------5h7-----|

"Cast Your Fate to the Wind" guitar solo (4:52):

e|-7-------5-------7------7--5-------7-------5-----------5-------5-------5/7-|
B|---7-------5-------7---7-----5-------7-------5-------5-------5-------5-----|
G|-----7-------5-------7---------5-------7-------5-5h7-----5h7-----5h7-------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------7-------7---------------5-------5/7-\--------5-------5-|
B|-----7---7---7-----8/9-------5---5---5-----\------5---5---5---|
G|-7h9-------9-----9-8/9---5h7-------7----------5h7-------5-----|
D|-------------------8/9----------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------5-------7-----|-7-------5-------7------7\--5-------7----------|
B|-----5---5---5----7\-|---7-------5-------7---7------5-------7----7\9-|
G|-5h7-------7------7\-|-----7-------5-------7----------5-------7--7\9-|
D|------------------7\-|-------------------------------------------7\9-|
A|---------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------|-----------------------------------------------|

e|-11------------------5-------5-------7-------7---7---------5-------5-5-----|
B|----12\10----------5-------5-------7-------7---7-7-------5-------5---5-----|
G|----------12---5h7-----5h7-----7h9-----7h9-------7---5h7-----5h7-----5-----|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

          (x3)
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|-----------------2-4-|
D|-7-6-4-2---2-5-2-2-4-|
A|-7-6-4-2---2-5-2-0-2-|
E|-5-4-2-0---0-3-0-----|

Main Riff (5:57):        (x2)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------5--7-----------9\-|
A|-5/7--X-X-7--X-X-5--7--5/7--X-X-7\-|
E|-----------------------------------|

Verse 3:               (x4)
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------9\-|
A|-5/7--X-X-7--X-X-5-----5/7--X-X-7--X-X-7\-|
E|--------------------5---------------------|

It's too strong, something's wrong. I guess I've lost the feelin'.
I don't mind the games you play, but I don't like you're dealin'.
Got the bag, the luck's been had, and there's nothin' left to smoke.
Will I be back tomorrow, for the punch line of the joke?

Outro:        (x4)
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-7---5-----5----5--7~~-|
E|-------5-----5-----*---|

*Skip this note the 3rd time. Very important.


| (14)/16    start slide at about the 14th fret and up to the 16th fret.
| 17 b b 20  slow bend
| 17b21 r 17 bend, then slow release
| /          slide up
| \          slide down
| h          hammer-on
| p          pull-off
| ~          vibrato
| +          harmonic
| X          Mute note
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bdiddle wrote on August 9 2011, 01:44 pm

I believe the second verse goes, "It's Apple Dan, he's just the man to pick fruit off your branches/ I can't sleep if he can't keep his cattle off my ranches."

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