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BANG AND BLAME

(Liberated from January 1995 _Guitar for the Practicing Musician_)
(Buy it for a more complete version)
TABed by: Chris Bray (cbray@comp.uark.edu)


Chords used:
Amadd2:  xx7500
G6: xx5430
A, C, G, B, Bb chords: Use E-shaped barre chords...


{Intro}:  (Gtr. 1: w/ light dist. & delay set at 484 milliseconds)
         Am
E-|----------------------------|-------------------------|
B-|----------------------------|-------------------------|
G-|-o----5---(5)---(5)---(5)---|--(5)---(5)---(5)---(5)--|
D-|-o----7---(7)---(7)---(7)---|--(7)---(7)---(7)---(7)--|
A-|----------------------------|-------------------------|
E-|----------------------------|-------------------------|

      G5
E-|-------------------------|----------------------------|
B-|-------------------------|----------------------------|
G-|---7---(7)---(7)---(7)---|--(7)---(7)---(7)---(7)---o-|
D-|---5---(5)---(5)---(5)---|--(5)---(5)---(5)---(5)---o-|
A-|-------------------------|----------------------------|
E-|-------------------------|----------------------------|


{Gtr2 (Clean tone)}:

Amadd2
        If you could see yourself now, baby
G6                                      Amadd2
      it's not my fault.  You used to be      so in control.
G6
      You're going to roll right over this one.
              G6
Just roll me over, let me go.  You're laying blame.
Amadd2
        Take this as no, no, no, no, no.

    A                 C                   A                    G
You bang, bang, bang,    bang, bang  then blame, blame, blame.
A                     C                    B                 Bb         A   G6
You bang, bang, bang,    bang, bang.  It's   not my thing so let it go.

Amadd2                                      G6
        If you could see yourself now baby,     the tables have turned.
                   Amadd2
the whole world hinges    on your swings.
     G6                             Amadd2
your secret life of indiscreet discretions.
                   G6                                            Amadd2
I'd turn the screw    and leave the screen.  Don't point your finger.
    G6
You know that's not my thing.  You came to

A                 C                   A                    G
bang, bang, bang,    bang, bang  then blame, blame, blame.
A                     C                    Badd4
You bang, bang, bang,    bang, bang.  It's   not my thing so let it go now.


{Interlude}: (Gtr w/ distorted tone):

    E5                          let ring...
E-|----------0---------|--------0----------------|
B-|----------0---0-----|-----------0-------------|
G-|-o--------9------9--|--------------8------o---|    then....
D-|-o--9--9------------|--9--9-----------9---o---|
A-|----7--7------------|--9--9-------------------|
E-|----0--0------------|--7--7-------------------|
    |----------- Play Three Times ---------------|

           let
           ring...
E-|---------0-----|---------------0----------|
B-|------------0--|-(0)--------------0-------|
G-|---------------|------6--------------6----|
D-|---7--7--------|------------------------7-|
A-|---7--7--------|----------7---------------|
E-|---5--5--------|--------------------------|


{Gtr2 (Clean tone)}:

Am                          G5
You've got a little worry.      I know it all too well.
Am                             G5
I've got your number,   but so    does every kiss-and-tell
    Amadd2                            G6
who dares to cross your threshold, or happens on your way,
                   Amadd2          G6
Stop laying blame.            You know that's not my thing.

Amadd2              G6          Amadd2
(Ooh.)_______________           (Ooh.)_______________
     G6
You know that's not my thing.

            A                 C                   A                        G
You came to bang, bang, bang,    bang, bang, then blame, blame, blame.
A                    C                    B                 Bb
   Bang, bang, bang,    bang, bang.  It's   not my thing so let it go.

    A                 C                   A                        G
You bang, bang, bang,    bang, bang, then blame, blame, blame.
A                    C                    B                 Bb         E
   Bang, bang, bang,    bang, bang.  It's   not my thing so let it go.

A       G6

    Amadd2                 G6
You kiss on me, tug on me, rub on me, jump on me,
    Amadd2                  G6
You bang on me, beat on me, hit on me, let go on me,
Amadd2               G6
(Ooh.)________________
                  You   let go on me.
Amadd2               G6
(Ooh.)________________


   Amadd2                                   G6
   (Ooh.)_____________________________________
E-|------0h5p0-------0h5p0---|--------------|---3p0---------3p0-|
B-|----5-----------5---------|--          --|--------3p0--------|
G-|-o------------------------|--    %     --|-------------4-----|
D-|-o------------------------|--          --|-------------------|
A-|--------------------------|--          --|-------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------|-------------------|

                   Repeat
                   and fade...
E-|-(0)--3p0----3p0---3p0-----|
B-|---------------------------|
G-|-------------------------o-|   Rest approx. 15 seconds then...
D-|-------------------------o-|
A-|---------------------------|
E-|---------------------------|


                                     Repeat and fade...
E-|----------2---------------|--------------------|
B-|-------0---------------3--|--(3)---------------|
G-|-o-----------0----4-------|------------------o-|     The End.
D-|-o--4---------------------|------------------o-|
A-|--------------------------|--------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------|
   (w/light dist. & amp vibrato)
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