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Band:  Scorpions
Album: Love At First Sting
Song:  Big City Nights

Copyright (c)  (Harvest) (1984)
Version 1.0 - (09/04/06)

Transcribed By: Steve
Email:          stephen.elvidge1@ntlworld.com


.  - palm mute           /  - slide up to
\  - slide down to       ~  - vibrato
h  - hammer on           b  - Bend
p  - pull off            Suffixes for bend
t  - tap                 f  - full bend    h - half bend
ph - pinched harmonic    q  - quarter bend t - tap bend
*  - see comment         ^  - Hold bend    r release bend
x  - Stuccatto           ~  - vibrato bend
,  - slight palm mute    () - ghost note, sustained note
"  - tremolo note        <> - Trill

Tunning E A D G B E
 

 Intro

    [PM]
E---------------------------------8-8-8-8-8-8-7--|
B---------------------------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8--|
G------------1010\9-7-5-----------7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
D------------1010\9-7-5--------------------------|
A-7-----8-7\-8-8-\7-5-3---5-5-7-5\---------------|
E-5-5-5-5-5\------------x-3-3-3-3\---------------| Rpt 4 X

 Intro guitar solo
                ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   h
E--------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------|
G--------------pb7-r7---(7)----4-5p4---4-----|
D----------5-7-----------------------7---5\2-|
A-0-3-5/7------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------|

                ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                         ~~~~~~~~~~~   
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------15br13--15p13----13-15b-------------|
G--------------pb7-r7---(7)-----------------14--------14----(14)--|
D----------5-7----------------------------------------------------|
A-0-3-5/7---------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|



 Verse

  Guitar 1
    [------PM-----] [------PM-----] [------PM-----] [------PM-----] 
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D[-2-------------------------------5---------------7---------------|
A[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3---------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E[-----------------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1---------------------------------|
 [Guitar 2
 [[----PM---]  PM [----PM---]  PM
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B[---------------------------------------5--6\5----8-8\7-----------|
G[-------------------------------------5-5--5-5----7-7-7-----------|
D[-----------7---7-----------7---7-----5-----------------------7---|
A[-0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0-0-0-0---0---5/7---------------------8-9-----|
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|

  Guitar 1
    [------PM-----] [------PM-----] [------PM-----] [------PM-----] 
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D[-2-------------------------------5---------------7---------------|
A[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3---------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E[-----------------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1---------------------------------|
 [Guitar 2
 [[----PM---]  PM [----PM---]  PM
E[-------------------------------------------------5-5-4---5-4-----|
B[---------------------------------------5--6\5----5-5-5---5-5-----|
G[-------------------------------------5-5--5-5--------------------|
D[-----------7---7-----------7---7-----5---------------------------|
A[-0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0-0-0-0---0---5/7-----------------------------|
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|

  Guitar 1
        PM       PM     PM      PM     PM        PM    PM       PM 
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D[-2------2--2-2-------------------5------5--5-5---7------7--7-7---|
A[-0----0-0--0-0-0-3------3--3-3---3----3-3--3-3-3-5----5-5--5-5-5-|
E[-----------------1----1-1--1-1-1---------------------------------|
 [Guitar 2
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B[---------------------------------------6-5-----------------------|
G[-7--7-7--7-5-----7--7-7--7-5-----5--5--5-5-5-----7--7------------|
D[-7--7-7--7-7-----7--7-7--7-7-----5--5------5-----7--7--------7---|
A[---------------------------------------------------------8-9-----|
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|

  Guitar 1
        PM       PM     PM      PM     PM        PM            
E[----------------------------------------------------|
B[----------------------------------------------------|
G[----------------------------------------------------|
D[-2------2--2-2-------------------5------5--5-5---9--|
A[-0----0-0--0-0-0-3------3--3-3---3----3-3--3-3-3-7--|
E[-----------------1----1-1--1-1-1-----------------0--|
 [Guitar 2
E[----------------------------------------------------|
B[---------------------------------------6-5----------|
G[-7--7-7--7-5-----7--7-7--7-5-----5--5--5-5-5--------|
D[-7--7-7--7-7-----7--7-7--7-7-----5--5------5--------|
A[-------------------------------------------------7--|
E[-------------------------------------------------0--|


  Guitar 1
E[------------------------|
B[------------------------|
G[-9-9----9--9-9-9-9-9-9--|
D[-9-9----9--9-9-9-9-9-9--|
A[-7-7-x--7--7-7-7-7-7-7--|
E[------------------------|
 [Guitar 2
 [               ~~~~~
E[------------------------|
B[--------7b-7b7b7b---r\--|
G[------------------------|
D[-9-9--------------------|
A[-7-7--------------------|
E[-0-0-x------------------|

 Chorus

    [PM]
E---------------------------------8-8-8-8-8-8-7--|
B---------------------------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8--|
G------------1010-9-7\5-----------7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
D------------1010-109\7--------------------------|
A-7-----8-7\-8-8----------5-5-7-5\---------------|
E-5-5-5-5-5\------------x-3-3-3-3\---------------| Rpt 2 X

 Chorus lead fills

    ph ph ph ph ph ph ph
E-------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------|
G---10-10-10-10----10-12p10-----------|
D-x-------------12----------12-10-7---|
A---------------------------------0---|
E-------------------------------------|

  ph  ph ph phphphph~~~~~~~~~~~~~
E-------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------|
G-10b---------------------------------|
D-----12-10\8-------------------------|
A-------------------------------------|
E-------------8-7-6-5-----------------|

 Rpt Verse

      PM       PM     PM       PM
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------1------------------------------5--6\5----8-8\7-----------|
G--------2----------------------------5-5--5-5----7-7-7-----------|
D-2---------2-2-----------------------5-----------------------7---|
A-0----0----0-0-0-3------3--3-3---5/7---------------------8-9-----|
E-----------------1----1-1--1-1-1---------------------------------|

 
E-------------------------------------------------5-5-4---5-4-----|
B--------1------------------------------5--6\5----5-5-5---5-5-----|
G--------2----------------------------5-5--5-5--------------------|
D-2---------2-2-----------------------5---------------------------|
A-0----0----0-0-0-3------3--3-3---5/7-----------------------------|
E-----------------1----1-1--1-1-1---------------------------------|

  Guitar 1
        PM       PM     PM      PM     PM        PM    PM       PM 
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D[-2------2--2-2-------------------5------5--5-5---7------7--7-7---|
A[-0----0-0--0-0-0-3------3--3-3---3----3-3--3-3-3-5----5-5--5-5-5-|
E[-----------------1----1-1--1-1-1---------------------------------|
 [Guitar 2
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B[---------------------------------------6-5-----------------------|
G[-7--7-7--7-5-----7--7-7--7-5-----5--5--5-5-5-----7--7------------|
D[-7--7-7--7-7-----7--7-7--7-7-----5--5------5-----7--7--------7---|
A[---------------------------------------------------------8-9-----|
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|

  Guitar 1
        PM       PM     PM      PM     PM        PM            
E[----------------------------------------------------|
B[----------------------------------------------------|
G[----------------------------------------------------|
D[-2------2--2-2-------------------5------5--5-5---9--|
A[-0----0-0--0-0-0-3------3--3-3---3----3-3--3-3-3-7--|
E[-----------------1----1-1--1-1-1-----------------0--|
 [Guitar 2
E[----------------------------------------------------|
B[---------------------------------------6-5----------|
G[-7--7-7--7-5-----7--7-7--7-5-----5--5--5-5-5--------|
D[-7--7-7--7-7-----7--7-7--7-7-----5--5------5--------|
A[-------------------------------------------------7--|
E[-------------------------------------------------0--|

  Guitar 1
E[------------------------|
B[------------------------|
G[-9-9----9--9-9-9-9-9-9--|
D[-9-9----9--9-9-9-9-9-9--|
A[-7-7-x--7--7-7-7-7-7-7--|
E[------------------------|
 [Guitar 2
 [                  ph ph
E[-----------------------------------|
B[--------12--12-14-12---------------|
G[--------12b----------12b12bp9------|
D[-9-9--------------------------11---|
A[-7-7-------------------------------|
E[-0-0-x-----------------------------|


 Rpt Chorus

 Chorus lead fills
                                  h
E---------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------5br-3-5-3b--------|
G-----3-----3-----3---------5br-3-5-3b-3p-----|
D-5p3---5p3---5p3---5-3-------------------3---|
A-----------------------5-3-------------------|
E---------------------------------------------|

E--------------------------------------------------|
B-17b17-15-17-17b17-15-17-17b-11b------------------|
G-17b17-15-17-17b17-15-17-17b-----12-10------------|
D---------------------------------------12-10-8-7--|
A--------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|
  ph      h   h                  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~        
E---------------------------------------7---------------|
B----------------------------------8-8-8b-8-8b----------|
G-7b-p5p4-5p4-7p5p4---7-5p4-----7b----------------------|
D-------------------5-------7-5-------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------|

    
E-8-8-8-8-8-8-7--|
B-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--|
G-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
D----------------|
A----------------|
E----------------|

  Guitar 1
E[------------------------------------|
B[------------------------------------|
G[---------9--\------------5---\4-----|
D[---------9--\-5---(5)----5---\4-----|
A[---------7--\-5---(5)----3---\2-----|
E[-3-2-0--------3---(3)---------------|
 [Guitar 2
E[------------------------------------|
B[------------------------------------|
G[---------9--\-0---(0)----5---\4-----|
D[---------9--\-0---(0)----5---\4-----|
A[---------7--\------------3---\2-----|
E[-3-2-0------------------------------|

  Guitar 1
E[---------------------------------------------------------|
B[---------------------------------------------------------|
G[---------9--\------------5---/7------------(7)-----------|
D[---------9--\-5---(5)----5---/7------------(7)-----------|
A[---------7--\-5---(5)----3---/5------------(5)-----------|
E[-3-2-0--------3---(3)------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 2
E[---------------------------------------------------------|
B[---------------------------------------5------7-----5-7--|
G[---------9--\-0---(0)----5---/7--------5------7-----5-7--|
D[---------9--\-0---(0)----5---/7----5-7----5-7---5-7------|
A[---------7--\------------3---/5--------------------------|
E[-3-2-0---------------------------------------------------|


 Backing for guitar solo 

 Main riff 2 X

E--------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------5----5--5-5-7----7--7-7--|
A-7----7--7-7-3----3--3-3-3--x-3--3-3-5--x-5--5-5--|
E-5--x-5--5-5-1--x-1--1-1--------------------------|

E--------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------------9-9--|
D-------------------------5----5--5-5-9----9--9-9--|
A-7----7--7-7-3----3--3-3-3--x-3--3-3-7--x-7--7-7--|
E-5--x-5--5-5-1--x-1--1-1-------------0----0--0-0--|

 Rpt above riffs

 Guitar solo

                ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   h
E--------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------|
G--------------pb7-r7---(7)----4-5p4---4-----|
D----------5-7-----------------------7---5\2-|
A-0-3-5/7------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------|
 
  Guitar 1
                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                         ~~~~~~~~~~~   
E[-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B[-----------------------------15br13--15p13----13-15b---------------|
G[--------------pb7-r7---(7)-----------------14--------14----(14)--\-|
D[----------5-7------------------------------------------------------|
A[-0-3-5/7-----------------------------------------------------------|
E[-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 2                                              ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
E[-------------------------------------------------------------20----|
B[-----------------------------------------------------20b-r20b--20b-|
G[-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D[-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A[-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E[-------------------------------------------------------------------|

   ~~                                ~~~~~~~~~~~~               ~~~~
E-----------------------------------------22b----22-20-19-17---------|
B-22b-20-18-17-17-18p17----17\15-----------------------------20b-----|
G-----------------------19-------17-16-------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                       ~~~~~~~   ~~
E-----------------------------------------------------|
B-17---------------------------------------------5----|
G----17-16-17p16----16----------------7b7b7bp5---5----|
D----------------19----17-14-13-12\10----------7---7--|
A-----------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------|

   ~    ~~~~~~~~ ~~    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~      ~~~~~~~~~~~
E-----5--------------5----8------------5-----8-5------|
B---5---8b---------5---8b---8b-------5---5-8b--8b-----|
G-7b-------------7b----------------7b-----------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------|

   ~~~         ~~~~~~~~~~  ~~~                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
E---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-5-----------------------20b-20-18-17-18p15-17-13----15b-15b-15b-15b-|
G-5--2p0-------------------------------------------12-----------------|
D--------2p0----------------------------------------------------------|
A------------3/5---b--------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------|

 Backing for end of solo
E------------------------|
B------------------------|
G-9-9----9--9-9-9-9-9-9--|
D-9-9----9--9-9-9-9-9-9--|
A-7-7-x--7--7-7-7-7-7-7--|
E------------------------| Rpt

                  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 
E--------------------------------------------------|
B-15-15p13----13-15br------------------------------|
G----------14---------14---------------(14)--------|
D--------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|

 Rpt chorus to fade with tese lead fills

   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  h   h     h       ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
E--------------------------------------------------|
B-5b-5b-5b-5b-5b-0-1p0---0-------------------------|
G-5b-5b-5b-5b-5b-------2---0-----------------------|
D----------------------------2---------------------|
A------------------------------0/3-5/7-------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~ phphphphphphph
E-----------------------------------------|
B------------------------------0----------|
G--------7br-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0---2p0------|
D-5--7-------------------------------2p0--|
A-----------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------|

  Guitar 1
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
E[-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B[------------------------8------------------------------------------|
G[---------------------7b---7br----------------4-5p4---4-------------|
D[-------------5--7----------------------------------7---5-2/7-------|
A[-0/3-5/7-----------------------------------------------------------|
E[-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 2                   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
E[-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B[--------------------------15---------------------------------------|
G[-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D[-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A[-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E[-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 3
 [                            h h t h h t   h     h
E[-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B[-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G[----------------------------2-5-7/2-5-7/2-5p2-2-5p2-\--------------|
D[----------------------------------------------------\--------------|
A[-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E[-------------------------------------------------------------------|


  Guitar 1
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
E[--------------------------------------------|
B[--------------------------------------------|
G[---------------------7b---7br---------------|
D[-------------5--7---------------------------|
A[-0/3-5/7------------------------------------|
E[--------------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 2
 [       ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~              
E[--------------------------------------------|
B[-------------8--10---15b--15----------------|
G[-2/5-7/9------------------------------------|
D[--------------------------------------------|
A[--------------------------------------------|
E[--------------------------------------------|

  Guitar 1
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
E[-------------------------------------------------------------|
B[-------------------------------------------------------------|
G[---------------------7b---7br----------------4-5p4---4-------|
D[-------------5--7----------------------------------7---5-2/7-|
A[-0/3-5/7-----------------------------------------------------|
E[-------------------------------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 2
 [       ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~              
E[-------------------------------------------------------------|
B[-------------8--10---15b--15----------------1213p12--12------|
G[-2/5-7/9-------------------------------------------14--12----|
D[-------------------------------------------------------------|
A[-------------------------------------------------------------|
E[-------------------------------------------------------------|

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JayLovesWhiskey wrote on July 21 2006, 06:54 am

You know your scorps! again, well done.

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tothebasics wrote on February 12 2007, 10:48 pm

great tab but the solo at the beginning you can tell is done in octaves and probably each octave is played by a guitarist. 5 stars anyway *****

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-pHreAk- wrote on March 31 2007, 08:03 pm

Great tab man but tothebasics is right the intro solo is played in octaves i think. still it sounds good, five stars

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