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I learned to play this song better after I translated it to power chords.
It's pretty simple.  Listen to the actual recording for timing.

Always
As performed on "Crossroad"
Words and music by Jon Bon Jovi


[Intro] (w/ distortion, let chords ring throughout)
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------2--------6---4---2------------------------|
D|-2--------2--------6---4---2------------------------|
A|-2--------0--------4---2---0------------------------|
E|-0--------------------------------------------------|


[Verse] (w/ clean tone, x3)
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|-6--------4--------2--------4-------2----4---|
D|-6--------4--------2--------4-------2----4---|
A|-4--------2--------0--------2-------0----2---|
E|-4-------------------------------------------|


[Chorus] (w/ distortion, x4)  First 3 xs    4th time
e|------------------------]------------|---------------------|
B|------------------------]------------|---------------------|
G|----------4--------2----]-6------4---|-4------2----4----6--|
D|-2--------4--------2----]-6------4---|-4------2----4----6--|
A|-2--------2--------0----]-4------2---|-2------0----2----4--|
E|-0----------------------]------------|---------------------|


[Verse] (w/ clean tone, x3)
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|-6--------4--------2--------4-------2----4---|
D|-6--------4--------2--------4-------2----4---|
A|-4--------2--------0--------2-------0----2---|
E|-4-------------------------------------------|


[Chorus] (w/ distortion, x4)  First 3 xs    4th time
e|------------------------]------------|---------------------|
B|------------------------]------------|---------------------|
G|----------4--------2----]-6------4---|-4------2----4----6--|
D|-2--------4--------2----]-6------4---|-4------2----4----6--|
A|-2--------2--------0----]-4------2---|-2------0----2----4--|
E|-0----------------------]------------|---------------------|


[Bridge] (w/ distortion)  Play this twice
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|-------7---------7--------------------------|
D|-------7---------7--------5---------7-------|
A|-5--5--5--5-5-5--5--------5---------7-------|
E|--------------------3--3--3--5-5-5--5-------|

And this once
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|-4------2-------------------------------------------|
D|-4------2------5----------7-------------------------|
A|-2------0------5----------7-------------------------|
E|---------------3----------5-------------------------|


[GUITAR SOLO] (w/ distortion)
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|------9h11--------9-11---------------------------------|
A|-9h11------11~~~-------11~~~--9h11--11p9/7--9----------|
E|-----------------------------------------------7-7~~~~-|

e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------7--11-9~~~-------7--11-9~~~---11p9p7----9-11-7-9~~~--|
E|-9-7-9------------9-7-9------------7--------7---------------|

e|-9h12--12p9--9p7--9h12--12p9--9p7--9-9p7p5------7h9----|
B|-------------------------------------------5~~~--------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----9-7--9h12-9-7--9h12-9-7--9h12-9-7--9h12-9-7-------|
B|-7-9---------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

e|-14h16-16p14p12-14~~~--16b17-16~~~~~-------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|


[Post-solo] (w/ clean tone, x3)
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|-2--------4-----------------|
D|-2--------4-----------------|
A|-0--------2-----------------|
E|----------------------------|


Play the chorus (w/ distortion) once more and then play it 3 or 4 other timed during the fade

And that's it

Song Structure
Intro
Verse
Chorus
Verse
Chorus
Bridge
GUITAR SOLO
Post-solo
Chorus

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| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| b  Bend
| /  Slide up
| ~  Vibrato

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Slash_Gibson 10 Jun 09, 2009 08:27 AM

Seems correct to me.

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sambora_is_best 10 Aug 05, 2010 05:32 AM

sorry to tell you but in the first verse the chords are done by the piano. But apart from that it all looks good!!

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