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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may use this file only for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

From: Brian Gaddis 
Newsgroups: alt.guitar.tab
Subject: TAB: "Be My Lover" by Alice Cooper
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 1997 03:39:59 -0600


Get more Alice Cooper tabs here,

http://www-personal.engin.umich.edu/~ksw/alice.html


  "Be My Lover" by Alice Cooper
   Words and music by Michael Bruce

   From the album Killer (1971)

   Transcription by Brian Gaddis


   x= mute   b= bend   rb= release bend   p= pull-off   h= hammer-on

   \= slide down   TP= tremelo pick


  Intro (Two guitars)
   Rythm figure one
             (x)= Muted sound seems to caused by guitarist lightly letting
                  his pick hand slap the strings before he strikes the chord.
E-|--2---2-------------3---3------------|--2---2-------------3---3------------|
B-|--3---3---(x)-------3---3---(x)------|--3---3---(x)-------3---3---(x)------|
G-|--2---2---(x)---2---0---0---(x)---2--|--2---2---(x)---2---0---0---(x)---2--|
D-|--0---0---(x)---2---0---0---(x)---2--|--0---0---(x)---2---0---0---(x)---2--|
A-|----------(x)---0---x---x---(x)---0--|----------(x)---0---x---x---(x)---0--|
E-|--------------------3---3------------|--------------------3---3------------|

   Verse (w/rythm figure one)

   1. "She struts into the room. Well, I don't know her. But with a magnifying
      "glance I just sort of look her over. We had a drink or two, well, maybe

     "three.                   And then suddenly she starts telling me her
E-|---2--2----------3--3----------------2----2--------------3----3------------|
B-|---3--3--(x)-----3--3--(x)-----------3----3---(x)--------3----3----(x)-----|
G-|---2--2--(x)--2--0--0--(x)--2--------2----2---(x)-2------0----0----(x)-----|
D-|---0--0--(x)--2--0--0--(x)--2--------0----0---(x)-2------0----0----(x)-----|
A-|---------(x)--0--x--x--(x)--0-----------------(x)-0------x----x----(x)-----|
E-|-----------------3--3------------------------------------3----3------------|


    "life story. (w/Fill one)     She says,    (Go to Chorus)
E-|-------2--2----------3------3----------------------------------------------|
B-|-------3--3--(x)-----3--3---3--x--5\---------------------------------------|
G-|--2----2--2--(x)--2--0--0-0----x--6\---------------------------------------|
D-|--2----0--0--(x)--2--0--0-0----x--7\---------------------------------------|
A-|--0----------(x)--0-------x----x--7\---------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------3------------------------------------------------|

   Fill one
E-|-----------------------------|----------------------|
B-|-----------------------------|----------------------|
G-|---12b--12b---12p10------10--|----------10----------|
D-|---------------------12------|--10--12------12--10--|
A-|-----------------------------|----------------------|
E-|-----------------------------|----------------------|

  Chorus
   Rythm figure two
    "Baby, if you   want to       be my lover                    you'd better
E-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|
B-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|
G-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|
D-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|
A-|--5--5--7--5--|--5--5--7--5--|--5--5--7--5--|--5--5--7--5--|--4--4--4--4---|
E-|--3--3--3--3--|--3--3--3--3--|--3--3--3--3--|--3--3--3--3--|--2--2--2--2---|


    "take me home.                       'Cause it's a long, long  way to
   Guitar one
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|-----------------7---------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--3--3--3--3-----7---6---------------12--12--12\---------------------------|
D-|--4--4--4--4-----9---7---5-----5-5---12--12--12\---------------------------|
A-|--4--4--4--4-----9---7---5-----5-5---10--10--10\----7--7--9--7--7--7--9--7-|
E-|--2--2--2--2-----7---5---3---3-3-3------------------5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|-----------------2---0---3-------------------------------------------------|
B-|-----------------3---2---3-------------------------------------------------|
G-|-----------------4---2---0-------------------------------------------------|
D-|-----------------4---------------------------------------------------------|
A-|----------------------------------------------------7--7--9--7--7--7--9--7-|
E-|----------------------------------------------------5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-|


    "paradise               and I'm still on my     own."
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|--5--5--7--5--5--5--7--5--7--7--9--7--5--5--7--5---------------------------|
E-|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--5--5--5--5--3--3--3--3---------------------------|


  Rythm figure three (Note: a D note sounds throughout this)
  [After second time go to Rythm figure five]
   Guitar one
E-|--------------------------------------5-----------------3------------------|
B-|--/7----------------------------------5-----------------3------------------|
G-|--/7----------------------------------6-----------------4------------------|
D-|--/7----------------------------------7-----------------5------------------|
A-|--/5----------------------------------7-----------------5------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------5-----------------3------------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|-------------------|----------------|----------------|---------------------|
B-|-------------------|-----5--7p5-----|-----3--5p3-----|-----5--7p5----------|
G-|-------------------|----------------|----------------|---------------------|
D-|--------7--9p7--0--|--7----------7--|--5----------5--|--7----------7-------|
A-|-------------------|----------------|----------------|---------------------|
E-|-------------------|----------------|----------------|---------------------|


                                       (w/Fill two first time  )
   Guitar one                          (w/Fill five second time)
E-|-------------------------------------3---------------5---------------------|
B-|--7----------------------------------3---------------5---------------------|
G-|--7----------------------------------4---------------6---------------------|
D-|--7----------------------------------5---------------7---------------------|
A-|--5----------------------------------5---------------7---------------------|
E-|-------------------------------------3---------------5---------------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------------|
B-|-----------------|-----5--7p5-----|-----3--5p3-----|-----5--7p5------------|
G-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------------|
D-|------7--9p7--0--|--7----------7--|--5----------5--|--7----------7---------|
A-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------------|
E-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------------|


   Guitar one
E-|------------------------------------5----------------3---------------------|
B-|--7---------------------------------5----------------3---------------------|
G-|--7---------------------------------6----------------4---------------------|
D-|--7---------------------------------7----------------5---------------------|
A-|--5---------------------------------7----------------5---------------------|
E-|------------------------------------5----------------3---------------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------------|
B-|-----------------|-----5--7p5-----|-----3--5p3-----|-----5--7p5------------|
G-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------------|
D-|------7--9p7--0--|--7----------7--|--5----------5--|--7----------7---------|
A-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------------|
E-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------------|


   Guitar one
E-|-------------------------------------3----------------5--------------------|
B-|--7----------------------------------3----------------5--------------------|
G-|--7----------------------------------4----------------6--------------------|
D-|--7----------------------------------5----------------7--------------------|
A-|--5----------------------------------5----------------7--------------------|
E-|-------------------------------------3----------------5--------------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                              (5)= carried note  |
E-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------------|
B-|-----------------|-----5--7p5-----|-----3--5p3-----|-----5--7p5--(5\)------|
G-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------------|
D-|------7--9p7--0--|--7----------7--|--5----------5--|--7-----------7\-------|
A-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------------|
E-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------------|

   Fill two
E-|--12b-rb--10------10----------|-------------------------|------------------|
B-|--------------12------12--10--|--10b-rb--7-----7--------|------------------|
G-|------------------------------|-------------9-----9--7--|------7-----7--9\-|
D-|------------------------------|-------------------------|-7h9-----9--------|
A-|------------------------------|-------------------------|------------------|
E-|------------------------------|-------------------------|------------------|


   Fill five
E-|--12b-rb--10------10----------|--------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------12------12--10--|--10b--<10>--<10>--<10>--<10>rb--7----------|
G-|------------------------------|------------------------------------9--7----|
D-|------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
A-|------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
E-|------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|

                       Go to End
E-|------------------------------|
B-|------------------------------|
G-|-------7-----7--9\------------|
D-|--7h9-----9-------------------|
A-|------------------------------|
E-|------------------------------|

       Guitars play simile of Rythm figure four throughout second verse

   2. "I told her that I  came   from Detroit city and I played guitar in
       a long-haired rock and roll band.   [Fill three]   She asked me why the
       singer's name was Alice? I said, "Listen, baby, you really wouldn't
       understand."   (Go to Fill four)

  Rythm figure four
   Guitar one
E-|-----------------------3-3-3--3------------------------------3-------------|
B-|--------------7-----5--3-3-3--3----5-------7-7-7--7--5---3-3-3---5---------|
G-|------7-------7-----6--4-4-4--4----6-------7-7-7--7--6---4-4-4---6---------|
D-|------7-------7-----7--5-5-5--5----7-------7-7-7--7--7---5-5-5---7---------|
A-|------5-------5-----7--5-5-5--5----7-------5-5-5--5--7---5-5-5---7---------|
E-|--------------------5--3-3-3--3----5-----------------5---3-3-3---5---------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|--------------5-----5--3-3-3--3----5-------5------5--5-------3---5---------|
B-|--------------5-----5--3-3-3--3----5-------7------7--5---3---3---5---------|
G-|--------------7-----6--4-4-4--4----6-------7------7--6---4---4---6---------|
D-|--------------------7--5-5-5--5----7-------7------7--7---5---5---7---------|
A-|-------------------------5-5--5----7-------5------5--7---5---5---7---------|
E-|-----------------------------------------------------5---3-----------------|


   Fill three  < >= strike note while already bent
E-|---------TP--------------------10---(-10-)--------------|
B-|--10---(-10-)-------------10---13b--(<13>)--<13>rb--10--|
G-|--12b--(<12>)-----<12>rb--------------------------------|
D-|--------------------------------------------------------|
A-|--------------------------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------------|

   Fill four
  Guitar one         "And I said,"  (Go to Chorus two)
E-|--5---3-3-3--3-3-------------------------------------|
B-|--5---3-3-3--3-3-------5---5\------------------------|
G-|--6---4-4-4--4-4--4/6--6---6\------------------------|
D-|--7---5-5-5--5-5--5/7--7---7\------------------------|
A-|--7---5-5-5--5-5--5/7--7---7\------------------------|
E-|--5---3-3-3--3-3--3/5--5---5\------------------------|
  |                                                     |
  |Guitar two                                           |
E-|--5---3-3-3--3-3-------------------------------------|
B-|--5---3-3-3--3-3-------5-----------------------------|
G-|--6---4-4-4--4-4--4/6--6-----------------------------|
D-|--7---5-5-5--5-5--5/7--7--7--5-----------------------|
A-|--7---5-5-5--5-5--5/7--7--7--5-----------------------|
E-|--5---3-3-3--3-3--3/5--5--5--3-----------------------|


  Chorus two
    "Baby, if you   want to       be my lover                    you'd better
E-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|
B-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|
G-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|
D-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|
A-|--5--5--7--5--|--5--5--7--5--|--5--5--7--5--|--5--5--7--5--|--4--4--4--4---|
E-|--3--3--3--3--|--3--3--3--3--|--3--3--3--3--|--3--3--3--3--|--2--2--2--2---|


    "take me home.                       'Cause it's a long, long  way to
   Guitar one
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--3--3--3--3-----7---6---------------12--12--12\---------------------------|
D-|--4--4--4--4-----9---7---5-----5-5---12--12--12\---------------------------|
A-|--4--4--4--4-----9---7---5-----5-5---10--10--10\----7--7--9--7--7--7--9--7-|
E-|--2--2--2--2-----7---5---3---3-3-3------------------5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|-----------------2-------3-------------------------------------------------|
B-|-----------------3---2---3---------------/8----8---------------------------|
G-|-----------------4---2---4---------------/7----7---------------------------|
D-|-----------------4---2---5-------------------------------------------------|
A-|-------------------------5--------------------------7--7--9--7--7--7--9--7-|
E-|----------------------------------------------------5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-|


                                                      Go to Rythm figure three
    "paradise               and I'm still on my     own."
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|--5--5--7--5--5--5--7--5--7--7--9--7--5--5--7--5---------------------------|
E-|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--5--5--5--5--3--3--3--3---------------------------|

  End
  Rythm figure five
   (Arranged for one guitar)
E-|-------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
B-|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-|-10--10--10--10---------|
G-|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-|-11--11--11--11---------|
D-|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|--0---0---0---0---------|
A-|-------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
E-|-------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|


                                                                       "Oh,"
E-|--------------------|-----------------------------------------12-----------|
B-|--10---10---10---10-|--13----13----13----13----13----13-------10-----------|
G-|--11---11---11---11-|--11----11----11----11----11----11-------11-----------|
D-|---0----0----0----0-|---0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0--------0-----------|
A-|--------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------|------------------------------------------------------|


  Play slowly
    "Baby, if you   wanna          be my lover                   you'd better
E-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|
B-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|
G-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|
D-|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|
A-|--5--5--7--5--|--5--5--7--5--|--5--5--7--5--|--5--5--7--5--|--4--4--6--4---|
E-|--3--3--3--3--|--3--3--3--3--|--3--3--3--3--|--3--3--3--3--|--2--2--2--2---|


    "take me home.                       'Cause it's a long, long  way to
   Guitar one
E-|---------------------------------3-----------------------------------------|
B-|-----------2-----3---2---3-------3-----------------------------------------|
G-|-----------3-----4---2---4-----4-4---12--12--12----------------------------|
D-|--4--4--4--4-----4---2---5-----5-5---12--12--12----------------------------|
A-|--4--4--4--4-----2---0---5-----5-5---10--10--10--0--7--7--9--7--7--7--9--7-|
E-|--2--2--2--2-------------3---3-3-3------------------5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|-----------------2-------3-------------------------------------------------|
B-|-----------------3---2---3-------------------------------------------------|
G-|-----------------4---2---0-------------------------------------------------|
D-|-----------------4---2---0-------------------------------------------------|
A-|-----------------2---0---x-------------------------------------------------|
E-|-------------------------3-------------------------------------------------|

                                                       (Repeat F as necessary)
    "paradise               and I'm still on my        own!"
E-|----------------------------------------------------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--|
B-|----------------------------------------------------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--|
G-|----------------------------------------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
D-|----------------------------------------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
A-|--5--5--7--5--5--5--7--5--7--7--9--7--5--5--7--5----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
E-|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--5--5--5--5--3--3--3--3----1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--|


  (Repeat G as necessary)
    "Own...!"   w/Fill six
E-|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
B-|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
G-|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
D-|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A-|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E-|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|


   Fill six <12>= strike while already bent
E-|--<12>rb--10--------------------|-------------------|----------------------|
B-|--------------12--10b-rb--7-----|-------------------|-------------------7--|
G-|-----------------------------9--|-7-----------------|-------------7--9-----|
D-|--------------------------------|----9--7-----------|-------7--9-----------|
A-|--------------------------------|----------9--7-----|-7--9-----------------|
E-|--------------------------------|----------------10-|----------------------|


E-|--------------10--12b--|
B-|--10b-rb--12-----------|
G-|-----------------------|
D-|-----------------------|
A-|-----------------------|
E-|-----------------------|

            
            
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sexy jonny 10 Jul 07, 2006 07:08 PM

not bad man

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Bloodandfire 16 May 12, 2007 09:36 PM

very good. i love this song. thanks

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rispurge 10 Oct 09, 2017 10:29 PM

Very well done.

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