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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 1995 01:05:11 -0400 (EDT)
From: Gary and Teresa Vander Ploeg 
Subject: TAB Rock Brigade, Def Leppard

Rock Brigade was Leppards first song to receive extensive radio play in 
North America.  I have always liked the opening riff.  Actually I had 
always played this in 'D' but just recently discovered that it should be 
in 'E'.  Live and learn...  The second guitar part plays the power chords 
as listed in the chord chart at the beginning.  If there are no chords 
writted above the tab, play a solo (I don't know it) or play the first 
guitar part with both guitars.

                          "ROCK BRIGADE" - Def Leppard
                      From the album "ON THROUGH THE NIGHT"
            words and music by: Clark, Willis, Elliot, Savage, Allen
 
V = Palm mute
/ = Slide up
\ = Slide down
/B\ = Bend
~ = Vibrato
^ = Hammer on/off
 
     E             C            G            A            D
0X---------X 0X---------X 0X-X-------X  0------X-X-X 0X---------X
 | | | | | |  | | | | | |  | | | | | |  | | | | | |  | | | | | |
 -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
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 -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
 | | | | | |  | | | | | |  | | | | | |  | | | | | |  | | | | | |
*-----------**--1--------**1----------**-----------**-----------*
 | | | | | |  | | | | | |  | | | | | |  | | | | | |  | | | | | |
 -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
 | | | | | |  | | | | | |  | | | | | |  | | | | | |  | | | | | |
*-----------**----3-3-3--**----1------**1----------**--1--------*
 | | | | | |  | | | | | |  | | | | | |  | | | | | |  | | | | | |
 -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
 | | | | | |  | | | | | |  | | | | | |  | | | | | |  | | | | | |
*--1--------**-----------**------3----**--3-3------**----3-3-3--*
 | | | | | |  | | | | | |  | | | | | |  | | | | | |  | | | | | |    
 -----------  -----------  --------4--  -----------  -----------
 | | | | | |  | | | | | |  | | | | | |  | | | | | |  | | | | | |
*----3-3-3--*       B           E5
 | | | | | |  0X---------X 00-------0-0
               | | | | | |  | | | | | |
               -----------  ------1----
               | | | | | |  | | | | | |
               --1--------  --2-3------
               | | | | | |  | | | | | |
              *-----------**-----------*
               | | | | | |  | | | | | |
               ----3-3-3--  -----------
               | | | | | |  | | | | | |
 
RIFF 'A'
E|------------------5--5-5-------------------------------------
B|-5----5-------5---5--5-5-5--4------5---5------7---7--------5-
G|-4----4-------4---4--4-4-4--4------5---5------7---7--------4-
D|-2----2-------2---2--2-2-2--4------5---5------7---7--------2-
A|---------5-2----------------2------3---3------5---5----------
E|-----------------------------------------5--3---------3--5---
 
RIFF 'B'
   A   G E   G D   G E   G A   G E   G A    B C    D
E|-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3---------------
B|-2---3-5---3-3---3-5---3-2---3-5---3-------------3-
G|-2---0-4---0-2---0-4---0-2---0-4---0-2----4-5----2-
D|-2-----2-----0-----2-----2-----2-----2----4-5----0-
A|-0-----------------------0-----------0----2-3------
E|---------------------------------------------------
 
RIFF 'C'
   A   G E   G D   G E   G A   G E   G A   B C     D     E   D  A
E|-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3----------------------------
B|-2---3-5---3-3---3-5---3-2---3-5---3-2---4-5-----7-----9--------
G|-2---0-4---0-2---0-4---0-2---0-4---0-2---4-5-----7-----9----7---
D|-2-----2-----0-----2-----2-----2-----2---4-5-----7-----9----7-7-
A|-0-----------------------0-----------0---2-3-----5-----7----5-7-
E|--------------------------------------------------------------5-
 
RIFF 'D'
(THIS LINE 2 TIMES)
E|----------------------------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------------------------
G|-8/9-9-7-8-9-9-7-8-9-9--7-----8/9-9-7-8-9-9-7-8-9-9--7----
D|-8/9-9-7-8-9-9-7-8-9-9--7--7--8/9-9-7-8-9-9-7-8-9-9--7--7-
A|-6/7-7-5-6-7-7-5-6-7-7--5--7--6/7-7-5-6-7-7-5-6-7-7--6--7-
E|---------------------------6----------------------------6-
(THIS LINE 2 TIMES)
E|----------------------------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------------------------
G|---------------------------7-------------------------7----
D|-8/9-9-7-8-9-9-7-8-9-9--7--7--8/9-9-7-8-9-9-7-8-9-9--7--7-
A|-8/9-9-7-8-9-9-7-8-9-9--7--5--8/9-9-7-8-9-9-7-8-9-9--5--7-
E|-6/7-7-5-6-7-7-5-6-7-7--5-----6/7-7-5-6-7-7-5-6-7-7-----5-
 
E|------------222-------
B|-555--------222-------
G|-444------------------
D|-222--------444-------
A|------------444-------
E|------------222-------
 
RIFF 'E'
   A   G E   G D   G E   G A   G E   G D   G E   G A   G E   G D   G E   G
E|-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-
B|-2---3-5---3-3---3-5---3-2---3-5---3-3---3-5---3-2---3-5---3-2---3-5---3-
G|-2---0-4---0-2---0-4---0-2---0-4---0-2---0-4---0-2---0-4---0-3---0-4---0-
D|-2-----2-----0-----2-----2-----2-----0-----2-----2-----2-----0-----2-----
A|-0-----------------------0-----------------------0-----------------------
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
   A   G E   G A    B C      D      E    D    A    G    E    E5
E|-----3-----3-----------------------------------------------0----
B|-2---3-5---3-2----4-5------7------9----7----2----0----5----5----
G|-2---0-4---0-2----4-5------7------9----7----2----0----4----4----
D|-2-----2-----2----4-5------7------9----7----2----0----2----2----
A|-0-----------0----2-3------5------7----5----0--------------2----
E|-------------------------------------------------3---------0----
 
(Riff 'A' 2 times)
(Riff 'A')
Well in the middle of the night
And the early morning light
You can hear them a million miles away
(Riff 'A')
They'll be banging on their drums
Banging on your door
Waving their flags telling you the score
     
          (Riff 'B')
CHORUS:   Watch out for the Rock Brigade
          Oh no it's the Rock Brigade
          Look out for the Rock Brigade
          Leading you away, away
 
(Riff 'A')
So when they hit your town
You'd better get down I'm telling no lies to you mister
(Riff 'A')
'cause they live for rock 'n' roll
They'll try to steal your soul
Might even try to steal your sister
 
(Riff 'C')
CHORUS
 
(Riff 'D')
SOLO
 
(Riff 'A')
So in the middle of the night
Or the early morning light
If you hear them coming your way
(Riff 'A')
Well you'd better watch you step
Don't step out of line
'cause here they come one more time
 
(Riff 'E')
CHORUS
CHORUS

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Smoke_80s_Licks 10 Dec 23, 2009 05:55 AM

thought riff a was easier to play like this:

----------------------------------------------------
-9--9-------9--9--9-9-9--4---5--5------7-7--------9-
-9--9-------9--9--9-9-9--4---5--5------7-7--------9-
-9--9-------9--9--9-9-9--4---5--5------7-7--------9-
-7--7-------7--7--7-7-7--2---3--3------5-5--------7-
-------10-7-----------------------5--3------3--5----

and im surprised nobodys commented on this for 8 years its a sick song

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duane baldwin 4,631 Sep 16, 2011 09:12 AM

I don't know where you got the idea that this is played in E Major or who told you it was ,but you were right before to play the song in D major.

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kenkiske 10 Dec 21, 2011 01:05 AM

Intro riff is this.

-------------------------------------------------------
-3--3-------3----3-3-----------------------------------
-2--2-------2----2-2-----------------------------------
-0--0-------0----0-0------2---3-3--------5-5------7----
--------3h0----------3h0--0---1-1--------3-3------5----
-------------------------------------5-3------3-5------

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