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Song: Ballroom Blitz
By: Sweet
Album: Desolation Boulevard (U.S. Version only)
Year:1974

First time making a tab. Hopefully you enjoy


Index:
~~~~ = Hold out and or sustain
H = Strum the Harmonic on given fret
PM = Palm mute
\ = slide down
/ = slide up
^x = bend x amount of steps I.e. e-11^3/4-- = bend the 11--| fret on the high e three
-----------------------------------------------------------|  quarters of a step


Intro guitar riff- Starts at :19
          E   E   E   E   E

e-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----------9---11--12--11--9-------------------------------------|X4
A-----------7----7---7---7--7-------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse 1
If This first riff of the 1st verse doesnt sound Rhythmically correct, try turning
D--4-4-----  Into a triplet. so D----4---4-4------

A--0-0-----                     A----0---0-0------
     A   A   D5  D5  A7  A7  D5  D5
e----------------------------------------------------------------|
B------PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM----------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------|
D------2---2---4---4---5---5---4---4-----------------------------| X2
A------0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------|

            E    E   E  E   E
e-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----------9---11--12--11--9-------------------------------------| X2
A-----------7---7---7---7---7-------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|


       A   A   D5  D5  A7  A7  D5  D5
e----------------------------------------------------------------|
B------PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM----------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------|
D------2---2---4---4---5---5---4---4-----------------------------| X2
A------0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------|

             E  E  E    E  E
e----------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------|
D------------9--11--12--11-9-------------------------------------| X2
A------------7--7---7---7--7-------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------|

Hook - 0:46 (Drums only)

Pre-chorus - 0:54
    E
e----------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------|
D---9~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(Let it ring)------------------------------|
A---7~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------|


play the E power chord (last one on tab table below) not 2 measures like the previous A, 
or C power chords this time, but 4 measures for your E power chord

    A           B                C               E
e-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G---2-----------4------------------5---------------9--------------|
D---2(hold or)--4(hold or----------5(hold or-------9(Hold or------|X1
A---0-strum-----2-strum------------3-Strum---------7-strum--------|
E-----1/8-notes)--1/8 notes)---------1/8 notes)------1/8 notes)---|

Chorus - 1:07
   A   A   A A A    C   C   C C C    D   D   D D D    G   G   G G G
e--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--2---2---2-2-2----5---5---5-5-5----7---7---7-7-7-------------------|
D--2---2---2-2-2----5---5---5-5-5----7---7---7-7-7----5---5---5-5-5--| X2
A--0---0---0-0-0----3---3---3-3-3----5---5---5-5-5----5---5---5-5-5--|
E-----------------------------------------------------3---3---3-3-3--|

    D   D#  E    E E E E E E E E
e------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------H-H-H-H-H-H-H-H-----------------------------------|
G------------------------------------------------------------------|
D---7---8---9------------------------------------------------------| X4
A---5---6---7----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 2 - 1:26

          E   E   E   E   E
e---------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------------------------------|
D---------9---11--12--11--9-------------------------------------| X4
A---------7---7---7---7---7-------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------|


     A   A   D5  D5  A7  A7  D5  D5
e--------------------------------------------------------------|
B----PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM----------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------------------|
D----2---2---4---4---5---5---4---4-----------------------------| X2
A----0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------|


          E   E   E   E   E
e---------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------------------------------|
D---------9---11--12--11--9-------------------------------------| X2
A---------7---7---7---7---7-------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------|


     A   A   D5  D5  A7  A7  D5  D5
e--------------------------------------------------------------|
B----PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM----------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------------------|
D----2---2---4---4---5---5---4---4-----------------------------| X2
A----0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------|


          E   E   E   E   E
e---------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------------------------------|
D---------9---11--12--11--9-------------------------------------| X2
A---------7---7---7---7---7-------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------|


Hook - 1:52
At the 2nd hook, it stays the same AFTER you add a slide down from the 9th fret of the G string.
     E
e--------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------------|
G----9\--------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------|


Pre-chorus - 2:01


    E
e--------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------------------|
D---9~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(Let it ring)----------------------------|
A---7~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-----------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------|


The only difference between the 2nd Pre-chorus and the 1st, is that at the last power 
in this riff below, is that a second guitar is bending a note during the pre-chorus's 
up to the chorus.
Rhythm

2:03
    A           B                C               E
e--------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------------|
G---2-----------4----------------5---------------9-------------|
D---2(hold or)--4(hold or--------5(hold or-------9(Hold or-----|X1
A---0-strum-----2-strum----------3-Strum---------7-strum-------|
E-----1/8-notes)--1/8 notes)-------1/8 notes)------1/8 notes)--|
-

Lead
    D#          D#            D#       D#       D#       D#
e--10^3/4------10^3/4--------10^3/4---10^3/4---10^3/4---10^3/4--|
B---------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------------------------------|
D(at 2:11,start bend)-------------------------------------------|X1
A---------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus - 2:14


   A   A   A A A    C   C   C C C    D   D   D D D    G   G   G G G
e--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--2---2---2-2-2----5---5---5-5-5----7---7---7-7-7-------------------|
D--2---2---2-2-2----5---5---5-5-5----7---7---7-7-7----5---5---5-5-5--| X2
A--0---0---0-0-0----3---3---3-3-3----5---5---5-5-5----5---5---5-5-5--|
E-----------------------------------------------------3---3---3-3-3--|

This chorus is shortened from doing the last chorus riff four times, to only doing it once
    D   D#  E
e------------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------------------|
G------------------------------------------------------------------|
D---7---8---9------------------------------------------------------| X1
A---5---6---7------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------|
  Ball Room Blitz!


Bass Chorus Break Down - 2:23
(no guitar until 2:27)

On every other 2nd measure starting on the 3rd beat, their guitarist plays the two power 
A and E. and the other part played between both resting measures (for guitar)is just 
single A power chord.
   D D#                      D
(Progression below goes from 2:27-2:41)
e-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D--7-8---(four count rest)---7------------------------------------|X4
A--5-6-----------------------5------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Semi-solo - 2:37

                        Lead
    E  E D  B B   AhB D E      E  E D   B B   AhB  D   B
e--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G------9p7------------7--9--------9p7--------------7---9-------------|
D-----------9-9---7h9-------------------9-9---7h9--------------------|X1
A---7--------------------------7-------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------|

2:41 - Lead
       E E E E E E E
e-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G------9-9-9-9-9-9-9----------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------|X4
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|

2:41 - Rhythm
       E E E E E E E
e--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D------9-9-9-9-9-9-9-------------------------------------------------|X4
A------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------|

Pre-Chorus - 2:45

    A           B                C               E
e--------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------------|
G---2-----------4----------------5---------------9-------------|
D---2(hold or)--4(hold or--------5(hold or-------9(Hold or-----|X1
A---0-strum-----2-strum----------3-Strum---------7-strum-------|
E-----1/8-notes)--1/8 notes)-------1/8 notes)------1/8 notes)--|

Chorus - 2:56

   A   A   A A A    C   C   C C C    D   D   D D D    G   G   G G G
e--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--2---2---2-2-2----5---5---5-5-5----7---7---7-7-7-------------------|
D--2---2---2-2-2----5---5---5-5-5----7---7---7-7-7----5---5---5-5-5--| X2
A--0---0---0-0-0----3---3---3-3-3----5---5---5-5-5----5---5---5-5-5--|
E-----------------------------------------------------3---3---3-3-3--|

    D   D#  E    E E E E E E E E
e------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------H-H-H-H-H-H-H-H-----------------------------------|
G------------------------------------------------------------------|
D---7---8---9------------------------------------------------------| X4
A---5---6---7----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------|


Bridge - 3:14


Bridge Riff A - 3:14-3:20
     E     E      D D
e------------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------------------|
G------------------------------------------------------------------|
D----9-x-x-9-x-x-12-7----------------------------------------------|X3
A----7-x-x-7-x-x-10-5----------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------|

                             OR

Bridge Riff A (alternative) - 3:14-3:20
     E     E     D  D
e------------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------------------|
G------------------------------------------------------------------|
D----9-x-x-9-x-x-12\7----------------------------------------------|X3
A----7-x-x-7-x-x-10\5----------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------|


Bridge Riff B - 3:21 - 3:23
From Bridge Riff A's ending, you have two counts of rests.
             E E E E E E
e------------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------------------|
G------------------------------------------------------------------|
D---(REST)---9-9-9-9-9-9-------------------------------------------|X1
A------------7-7-7-7-7-7-------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------|

Ending Riff
Only Difference from 1st riff is that you strum two 1/8 on your ending E chords.
          E   E   E   E   E E
e---------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------------------------------|
D---------9---11--12--11--9-9-----------------------------------| X4
A---------7---7---7---7---7-7-----------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------|
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