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CITIES ON FLAME WITH ROCK AND ROLL
As recorded by Blue Oyster Cult
(From the 1972 Album BLUE OYSTER CULT)

Transcribed by slayde


Words and Music by Sandy Pearlman, Donald Roeser and Albert Bouchard

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Untitled'

   Intro
    Q=90
    N.C.
   4/4
    Gtr I
    Q  Q  E E Q    S S S S S  S  S S  S  S S S T T S S S
||---------------|----------------------------------------||
||o--------------|---------------------------------------o||
||---------------|-----------(4)-----(2)------------------||
||---------------|------------4-------2------2------------||
||o--------------|-----0-3-4-----3-4-----3-4---3p2p0-----o||
||--2--5--2------|---2-------------------------------2-0--||


  Q  Q  S S   T T S S S S S        +T  +T  S S S S  S  S S  S  S S S T T S S S
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|-------------------4-4----------|---------------------------------------------|
|---------4b5r4p2---4-4-2-4b5.5==|=(4)r(4)---------(4)-----(2)-----------------|
|-----------------4--------------|------------------4-------2------2-----------|
|--------------------------------|-----------0-3-4-----3-4-----3-4---3p2p0-----|
|-2--5--2------------------------|---------2-------------------------------2-0-|


  Q  Q  S S   T T S S S S S   S S S S S  S  S S  S  S S S T T S S S
|---------------------------|---------------------------------------||
|-------------------4-4-2---|---------------------------------------||
|---------4b5r4p2---4-4-2-0-|-----------(4)-----(2)-----------------||
|-----------------4---------|------------4-------2------2-----------||
|---------------------------|-----0-3-4-----3-4-----3-4---3p2p0-----||
|-2--5--2-------------------|---2-------------------------------2-0-||


 First Verse
  (F#m)                                 (E)
  Q  E E E a Q  E   Q  E E E a E +Q     Q  E E E a E +Q     Q  E E E a E +Q
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|--------------------|
|----------2h4----|----------2h4-(4)--|----------0h2-(2)--|----------0h2-(2)---|
|-2--5-2--------0-|-2--5-2------------|-0--4-0------------|-0--4-0-------------|


  (F#m)
  Q  E E E a Q  +E    Q  E E E a E +Q
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|----------2h4--(4)-|----------2h4-(4)--|
|-2--5-2------------|-2--5-2------------|


  (E)
  Q  E E E a E +Q     Q  E E E a E +Q
|-------------------|--------------------||
|-------------------|--------------------||
|-------------------|--------------------||
|-------------------|--------------------||
|----------0h2-(2)--|----------0h2-(2)---||
|-0--4-0------------|-0--4-0-------------||


 First Chorus
  (D)                              (A)
    E  S S S S S  S S S S S S E.   E S S S S S S E S S S S S  S
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-----10---9-7---10---9----------|-2-----------------------------|
|-----10---9-7---10---9-------7--|-2-4-2-------------------------|
|-----10---9-7---10---9---8h9-7--|-------4-2-----2-2-----2-4-(2)-|
|--------------------------------|-----------4-2-0-0-3h4---------|
|-/10----------------------------|-------------------------------|


  (B)
  E S S S S S S S S s S E    +S  +S    S E   S S S S S e E Q
|------------------------------------|-------2----------------||
|------------------------------------|---4-----4-4-4-4-4------||
|-----------4-------4-4-4b6==(4)r(4)-|---4b6---4-2-4-2-4------||
|-4-4-4-----4---4-6------------------|-----------------4------||
|-2-2-2-5h6---6----------------------|------------------------||
|------------------------------------|------------------------||


  N.C.
  Q  Q  E E Q    S S S S S  S  S S  S  S S S T T S S S
|--------------|---------------------------------------|
|--------------|---------------------------------------|
|--------------|-----------(4)-----(2)-----------------|
|--------------|------------4-------2------2-----------|
|--------------|-----0-3-4-----3-4-----3-4---3p2p0-----|
|-2--5--2------|---2-------------------------------2-0-|


 4/4
  Q  Q  E E   +S  S S S   S S S S S  S  S S  S  S S S T T S S S
|---------------------2-|-2-------------------------------------|
|---------------------2-|-2-------------------------------------|
|---------4b5r(4)p2-----|-----------(4)-----(2)-----------------|
|-------------------4---|------------4-------2------2-----------|
|-----------------------|-----0-3-4-----3-4-----3-4---3p2p0-----|
|-2--5--2---------------|---2-------------------------------2-0-|


 Second Verse
  (F#m)                                 (E)
  Q  E E E a Q  E   Q  E E E a E +Q     Q  E E E a E +Q     Q  E E E a E +Q
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|--------------------|
|----------2h4----|----------2h4-(4)--|----------0h2-(2)--|----------0h2-(2)---|
|-2--5-2--------0-|-2--5-2------------|-0--4-0------------|-0--4-0-------------|


  (F#m)
  Q  E E E a Q  +E    Q  E E E a E +Q
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|----------2h4--(4)-|----------2h4-(4)--|
|-2--5-2------------|-2--5-2------------|


  (E)
  Q  E E E a E +Q     Q  E E E a E +Q
|-------------------|--------------------||
|-------------------|--------------------||
|-------------------|--------------------||
|-------------------|--------------------||
|----------0h2-(2)--|----------0h2-(2)---||
|-0--4-0------------|-0--4-0-------------||


 Second Chorus
  (D)
          ~
  S S S S E S S S E      S   S S S S
|------------------------------------|
|-----------------------10-----------|
|-----7---7-----7-9b11==(9)r-9-7---7-|
|-7h9---9---7h9------------------9---|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|


  (A)
   E  S  S  S  S  E      +S    S   T  T S  S S  S  S
|-----------------------------10----------------------|
|----------10----10b12==(10)-(10)-10r10p8-10-8-10-12--|
|-----9h11----11--------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-(0)-------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|


  (B)
   E  S  S  E       S   T  +T   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|------------------14----------------------------------|
|-12-12-12-14b16==(14)-14r(14)p12-12-14-12----12----12-|
|------------------------------------------13----13----|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|


   S       S    S  S  S  S  S  S  E    E Q
|---------14---------14-14-14-14-14---------|
|-14b16==(14)r-14-12-14-12-14-12-14b16------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|


  N.C.
  Q  Q  E E Q    S S S S S S S S  S  S S S T T S S S
|--------------|-------------------------------------|
|--------------|-------------------------------------|
|--------------|-----------4-----(2)-----------------|
|--------------|-----------4------2------2-----------|
|--------------|-----0-3-4---3-4-----3-4---3p2p0-----|
|-2--5--2------|---2-----------------------------2-0-|


  Q  Q  E E Q    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|--------------|---------------------------------||
|--------------|---------------------------------||
|--------------|-----------4-----2---4---2---2-4-||
|--------------|-----------4-----2---4---2-4-----||
|--------------|-----0-3-4---3-4---4---4---------||
|-2--5--2------|---2-----------------------------||


 Guitar Solo 1
  N.C.
  a E E +E  a S S S S E   +S  S S S
|-----------------------------2--------|
|-----5-(5)---------------------2-5b7==|
|-4s6-------6s4-2-4-2-4b6-(4)----------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|


           |---3---|
  +E   S S T   +T  T S S S S S S S S S S S
|------------------------------------------|
|-(5)r-2-----------------------------------|
|--------2-4b6r(4)p2---2---------2---------|
|--------------------4---4-2-4-4-2---------|
|------------------------------4---4-3-2-0-|
|------------------------------------------|


  E. +S   S S S S T T  S     +E   S  E     S
|---------5-5-5-5----------------14-------14-|
|---------5-5-5-5---x-17b19-(17)----17b19----|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|-2--(2)\------------------------------------|


                                                                           |----3-----|
   T  T  T   T   T  T  T   T   T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  S     +S   S  T     +T   T  S S  S
|-17p14----(14)-17-14----(14)-17p14-------17p14-------17p14------------14------------------------|
|-------17------------17------------17p14-------14-17-------14----(14)---------------------14-16-|
|-----------------------------------------------------------16b18-(16)----16b18r(16)p14----14-16-|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------16-------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  E  S   +E  S a S
|----------------------------------------2-----|
|-14-14-14----14-14-14----14---------------5s7-|
|-14-14-14----14-14-14----14-----4b6-(4)-------|
|----------16----------16----16\---------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|


  +E  S S E   S S S S S S S S T T S
|---------7b9-7-5-7-----------------|
|-(7)-5-------------5-7---5---------|
|-------6---------------6---6-5s4-2-|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|


  S S S S S T T S S S E   S S S S S   E   S S S S E    S S S S S S S S
|-----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|-4-----------------2---------------|-4b5------------------------------||
|-4---2h3-----------2-----------2---|-4b5-4-2-4-2-4b6rp2---------------||
|---4-----4-----2-----------4-4---4-|--------------------4-2-----------||
|-----------3h4---4-----------------|------------------------4-3-2-0---||
|---------------------4b5r2---------|--------------------------------0-||


   4/4
    Q  Q  E E Q    S S S S S  S  S S  S  S S S T T S S S
||---------------|----------------------------------------||
||o--------------|---------------------------------------o||
||---------------|-----------(4)-----(2)------------------||
||---------------|------------4-------2------2------------||
||o--------------|-----0-3-4-----3-4-----3-4---3p2p0-----o||
||--2--5--2------|---2-------------------------------2-0--||


   Third Verse
    (F#m)
    Q  E E E a E +Q     Q  E E E a E +Q
||--------------------|-------------------|
||o-------------------|-------------------|
||--------------------|-------------------|
||--------------------|-------------------|
||o----------2h4-(4)--|----------2h4-(4)--|
||--2--5-2------------|-2--5-2------------|


  (E)
  Q  E E E a E +Q     Q  E E E a E +Q
|-------------------|--------------------||
|-------------------|-------------------o||
|-------------------|--------------------||
|-------------------|--------------------||
|----------0h2-(2)--|----------0h2-(2)--o||
|-0--4-0------------|-0--4-0-------------||


 Third Chorus
  (D)
                            ~
  Q  +S  E.     E   +E  S S E
|-----------------------------|
|--------------10--(10)-------|
|--------9b11==(9)--(9)r7-9-7-|
|-7--(7)----------------------|
|-5--(5)----------------------|
|-----------------------------|


  (A)
   E  S  S  S  S  E      +S    S   T  T S  S S  S  S
|-----------------------------10---------------------|
|----------10----10b12==(10)-(10)-10r10p8-10-8-10-12-|
|-----9h11----11-------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|-(0)------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|


   E  S  S  E  S  S  E       S   T  +T   S  S  S  S
|---------------------------14----------------------|
|-12-12-12-12-12-12-14b16==(14)-14r(14)p12-12-14-10-|
|-------------------------------------------------9-|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|


   +S   S  S  S  S S  S S  a  E E Q
|------------------------------------||
|-(10)-10-10-10-10-9-10-9-10s12------||
|--(9)--9--9--9--9-9--9-9------------||
|------------------------------------||
|------------------------------------||
|------------------------------------||


  N.C.
  Q  Q  E E Q    S S S S S S S S S S S S T T S S S
|--------------|-----------------------------------|
|--------------|-----------------------------------|
|--------------|-----------4-----2-----------------|
|--------------|-----------4-----2-----2-----------|
|--------------|-----0-3-4---3-4---3-4---3p2p0-----|
|-2--5--2------|---2---------------------------2-0-|


 4/4                                                    2/4
                                           |-3-| |-3-|
  Q  Q  E E Q    S S S S S S S S S S S  S  S S S S S S   S S E Q
|--------------|---------------------------------------|-----------|
|--------------|---------------------------------------|-----------|
|--------------|-----------4-----2---------4p2---5p4p2-|-4-6-------|
|--------------|-----------4-----2-------------4-------|-----------|
|--------------|-----0-3-4---3-4---3-4-(0)-------------|-----------|
|-2--5--2------|---2-----------------------------------|-----------|


 4/4                                     3/4
                            |-3-| |-3-|               |-3-|
  S S S S S S S S S S S  S  S S S S S S   S S E S S E S S S e
|---------------------------------------|-------------8p7p5---|
|---------------------------------------|-------5-7---------7-|
|-----------4-----2---------4p2---5p4p2-|-4-6-----------------|
|-----------4-----2-------------4-------|---------------------|
|-----0-3-4---3-4---3-4-(0)-------------|---------------------|
|---2-----------------------------------|---------------------|


                  Double Time Q=180(8=s8)
  (E)                 (F#m)
 4/4                 4/4
                      |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|   |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
  H..       +S  S     E E E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E   4x
|---------------2-||--5p4p2-5p4p2-4p2p0-4p2p0-|---------------------------||
|-5---------(5)---||o-------------------------|-5p4p2-5p4p2-5p4p2-5p4p2--o||
|-----------------||--------------------------|---------------------------||
|-----------------||--------------------------|---------------------------||
|-----------------||o-------------------------|--------------------------o||
|-----------------||--------------------------|---------------------------||


 Guitar Solo 2
                                       |-3-| |-3-|            |-3-| |-3-|
  H..        E   +W           Q  E   E e E E E E E      +Q    E E E E E E E E
|--------------|------------|--------2----------------|------------------------|
|-2---------/4-|-(4)--------|----------5-4-2----------|---------------------2--|
|-2---------/4-|-(4)--------|----4b6---------4-2-4b6==|=(4)r--4p2-4p2---2---2--|
|-2---------/4-|-(4)--------|-------------------------|---------------4---4-2--|
|--------------|------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
|--------------|------------|-------------------------|------------------------|


  +H..        E   +H..       E   E E a E E E Q  E   E  E   E  E  E  Q  +E
|---------------|--------------|------------------|-------------------------|
|-(2)--------/4-|-(4)----------|---5-------4-2----|-------------------------|
|-(2)--------/4-|-(4)--------4s|=6---6s4-2-4-2----|---(4)-(4)---(4)---------|
|-(2)--------/4-|-(4)----------|------------------|----4---4-----4--6--(6)/-|
|---------------|--------------|----------------4s|=6---------6-------------|
|---------------|--------------|------------------|-------------------------|


              ~~~~
    |--3--|        |--3--|            |--3--|          |--3--|  |--3--|
    E  E  E  +Q    E  E  E  +E   E    E  E  E  +E   E  E  E  E  E  E  E
|----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|-/16p14-16-(16)--16p14-16-(16)-14-|-16p14-16-(16)-14-16p14-16p14-16p14-|
|----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|------------------------------------|


   |---3----|  |-----3-----|
   Q     Q  Q  Q     Q  E  E        +Q     H        E  E
|--------------------------------|--------------------17b19===|
|-------------------------17b19==|=(17)r--17b19----14---------|
|-16b17-16-14-16b17-16p14--------|----------------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------------|


                    |--3--|
   Q   +E      +E   E  E  E  E  E
|-17r=(17)b19r(17)-16h17p16-14--------|
|------------------------------17b19==|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|


                                |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |3-|
   +Q    E  +E   Q      E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  Q
|----------------------------|------------------------------------|
|-(17)--17r(17)--------------|------------------------------------|
|---------------16b18r=16-14-|-16p14-16p14-16p14-16p14-16p14-16\--|
|----------------------------|------------------------------------|
|----------------------------|------------------------------------|
|----------------------------|------------------------------------|


  |-3-| |-3-|   |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|   |-3-| |-3--|
  Q Q Q Q Q Q   E E E E E E E E E E E E   Q Q Q Q Q  Q
|-----------2-|-5p4p2-5p4p2-5p4p2-5p4p2-|-2-4-5-7-9-11\-|
|-----2-4-5---|-------------------------|---------------|
|-2-4---------|-------------------------|---------------|
|-------------|-------------------------|---------------|
|-------------|-------------------------|---------------|
|-------------|-------------------------|---------------|


 Outro
  Half Time Q=90
  N.C.
                                           |-3-| |-3-|
  Q  Q  E E Q    S S S S S S S S S S S  S  S S S S S S
|--------------|---------------------------------------|
|--------------|---------------------------------------|
|--------------|-----------4-----2---------4p2---5p4p2-|
|--------------|-----------4-----2-------------4-------|
|--------------|-----0-3-4---3-4---3-4-(0)-------------|
|-2--5--2------|---2-----------------------------------|


                        (E)           F#5
 3/4                   4/4
              |-3-|
  S S E S S E S S S e   Q  Q  Q  Q    S S E Q  H
|-------------8p7p5---|-------------|---------------*|
|-------5-7---------7-|-5--5--5--5--|---------------*|
|-4-6-----------------|-------------|---------------*|
|---------------------|-------------|-4-4-----------*|
|---------------------|-------------|-4-4-----------*|
|---------------------|-------------|-2-2-----------*|

Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths
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jimivancobain 10 wrote on August 24 2008, 12:03 am

good tab even tho all u did was copy mikesguitarsite lmao
love this song tho!

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RootBeerAddict 31 wrote on October 10 2009, 06:00 pm

good tab but at the very begginging the intro, you can just use full power chords instead of just 2-5-2

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ninja_cupcakes4 176 wrote on January 25 2010, 11:58 am

man i think this tab is like the best one posted for this song so far!!! fantastic job man!!!! keep it up!!!
rock on!! B)

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