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                        RACE WITH THE DEVIL - Girlschool
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Tabbed by: Anne Drury
Email: zerofret_ad@hotmail.com
Date: April 16, 2005
(This tab is the transcriptionist's own work.)

Written by: A. Gurvitz
From the CD "Demolition"  (1980, Bronze Records)

Tuning: Standard

Notes:

^...bend
h...hammer on
hb..hold bend      hold bend while playing notes within square brackets
r...release bend
p...pulloff
/...slide up
\...slide down
<>..pinch harmonic
~...vibrato

The song is in 12/8 time. There is no timing indication in the tablature,
but in general, each tab staff has two measures of lead playing (except for
the bridge, which condenses eight measures onto one staff).
The song is in the key of D. Most of the lead guitar parts are in
D pentatonic minor.
The chords in the opening progression and verses are power fifths.
During lead guitar solo parts, rhythm guitar is playing a D(5)  C(5)
chord progression.


 [Main riff:]

 E --10---------------------------|
 B -----13p10---------------------|
 G -----------12-10^q-------------|
 D -------------------12-12-------|
 A -------------------------------|
 E -------------------------------|


**The main riff will be written out only once (it repeats several times
throughout the song), and will hereafter be referred to as "Main riff".**


RACE WITH THE DEVIL


[Intro]

        D       C       Bb      A


Play Main riff 2x, then:

 E -10-----------------------------------------------------------|
 B ----13p10-----------------------------------------------------|
 G ----------12-10-10-12p10----10--------------------------------|
 D -------------------------12----12-10-12p10----10h12-----------|
 A -------------------------------------------12-----------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|


Play Main riff 2x, then:

 E -10--------------------------------------------------------------|
 B ----13p10--------------------------------------------------------|
 G ----------12-10-10-12p10----10---<12>^w--10----------------------|
 D -------------------------12-----------------12-------------------|
 A -----------------------------------------------------------------|
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------|


    D
You better...
    C        D
You better...devil's gun
    D
The race...
       C        D
So you better...devil's gun


Play Main riff 2x, then:


 E -10-----------12^w-12-10--12^w-12^w-12-10-10------------------|
 B ----13p10-----------------------------------------------------|
 G ----------12--------------------------------------------------|
 D --------------------------------------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|


Play Main riff 2x, then:


 E -10-----------------------------------------------------------|
 B ----13p10--------12^s--12^s--12^s--12^s--12^s--12^s--13~------|
 G ----------12-10--12^w--12^w--12^w--12^w--12^w--12^w-----------|
 D --------------------------------------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|

  D
Strange things...
    C       D
The devil...anyway
      D
He'll try...
    C       D
The devil...everywhere


[Bridge] (lead and rhythm parts are played together):

Guitar 1 (Lead)

 E -------------------------------------6------------------------|
 B ----------------------------------------6---------------------|
 G -2---2-3---3-4---4-5---5-6---6-7-----------7-----6--7--7/9----|
 D -2---2-3---3-5---5-5---5-7---7-7--------------8---------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                 |
                                                                 |
Guitar 2 (Rhythm)                                                |
                                                                 |
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|
 B --------------------------------------------------------------|
 G -------------------5---5-------7------------------------------|
 D -7---7-8---8-5---5-5---5-7---7-7------8--------7--------------|
 A -7---7-8---8-5---5-3---3-7---7-5------8--------7--------------|
 E -5---5-6---6-3---3-------5---5--------6--------5--------------|


(Note for rhythm guitar: For last two chords of bridge, check
 recording for right hand rhythm. Those chords aren't just single
 down strokes.)


(Next guitar solo part)
Play Main riff 2x, then:


 E -10-----------------------------------------------------------|
 B ----13p10-------------------------------12^s~-----------------|
 G ----------12---10-10-12p10----10--12^w------------------------|
 D ---------------------------12---------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|


Play Main riff 2x, then:


 E --------------------------------------------------------------|
 B --------------------------------10--13p10--13--13^w~----------|
 G -------------10--10--12p10--12--------------------------------|
 D -12--12--12---------------------------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|


 E -/10-10---10-10---10-10---10-10-------------------------------|
 B -/10-10---10-10---10-10---10-10--------10-10------------------|
 G ----------------------------------12^w------------------------|
 D --------------------------------------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|

 E --------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -------13--------13--------13--------10-----------------------|
 G -12^w------12^w------12^w------12^w-------10------------------|
 D ----------------------------------------------12-12-12-12-----|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|

 E --------------------------------------------------------------|
 B ---------12--10-----------12-10-------------------------------|
 G -10------12--10---10------12-10----12p10------10--12^w--------|
 D ----12---------------12-------------------12------------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|

 E -10-----------------------------------------------------------|
 B ----10---10-10---13p10------10--13^w~-------------------------|
 G ------------------------12------------------------------------|
 D --------------------------------------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|


D
When he...
    C         D
The devil's...won't go out
   D
It burns...
    C         D
The devil's...won't let go


REPEAT BRIDGE (lead and rhythm guitar parts)


(Final guitar solo)
Play Main riff 2x, then:

 E -10-----------------------------------------------------------|
 B ----13p10----------------------------13-----------------------|
 G ----------12--10-10-12p10----10-12^w----12^w--12^wr(12)-10----|
 D --------------------------12-------------------------------12-|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|


Play Main riff 2x, then:


 E -10-----------------------------------------------------------|
 B ----13p10--------------10--13^q--10--13^q--13--13^q--13^w~----|
 G ----------12--(10)--------------------------------------------|
 D --------------------------------------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|


 E -----------------------------------------------------13-------|
 B -13^w--13^wr(13)-10---13^w--13^wr(13)-10---13^w-13^w----[13^w-| hb...
 G --------------------------------------------------------------|
 D --------------------------------------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|


 E --------------------------------------------------------------|
 B --13-r(13)]--12--13p12-10-------------------------------------|
 G ---------------------------12^wr(12)-10--12p10----10--[12^w---| hb...
 D -----------------------------------------------12-------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|


 E --------------------------------------------------------------|
 B --------------------------------------------------------------|
 G ---12-12-12-12-12-12-r(12)]--10---12p10-----------------------|
 D ----------------------------------------12--------------------|
 A --------------------------------------------12--12------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|


 E ---------------------------------------------------10-10------|
 B ------------------------------------------------10------------|
 G ----------------10------10h12p10-----------12^w---------------|
 D -------12p10----10---12----------12-10-12---------------------|
 A -12-12-------12-----------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|


 E -10--10------------------------10--10-------------------------|
 B -10------13p10-----------------10------13p10------------------|
 G ----------------12--10^q----------------------12--10^q--------|
 D --------------------------12----------------------------12----|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|


 E -10--10-------------------------------------------------------|
 B -10------13p10------------------------------------------------|
 G ----------------12--10--12^wr(12)--10--12p10------------------|
 D ----------------------------------------------12--10--12------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|


 E -10--10------------------------10--10-------------------------|
 B -10------13p10-----------------10------13p10------------------|
 G ----------------12--10^q----------------------12--10^q--------|
 D --------------------------12----------------------------12----|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|


 E --------------------------------------------------------------|
 B ---------------------------13--15p13------13--15p13--15--18^w-|
 G -10--12p10--12--10--12/14-------------14----------------------|
 D --------------------------------------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|


 E --------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -18^w-18^w--18-15---18^w-18^w--18-15---18^w-18^w--18-15-13/15-|
 G --------------------------------------------------------------|
 D --------------------------------------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|


 E --------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -15\13-12---13p12p10---12p10p8---10p8p6---------8^wr(8)-------|
 G ------------------------------------------7--5----------------|
 D --------------------------------------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|


 E ------8---------8---------8-----------------------------------|
 B -8^w-------8^w-------8^w-------8^w---------6^q----------------|
 G --------------------------------------5h7-------7-------------|
 D --------------------------------------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|

 E --------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -6--8p6-----6-------------------------------------------------|
 G ---------7-------5--5h7p5-------------------------------------|
 D ---------------------------7--5----3--5p3---------------------|
 A -------------------------------------------5--3--3------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|


Back to Main riff, and fade...

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*Ending when played live:
(fifth chords)


        D       C       Bb      A           C   D     C   D

The studio version of "Race" can also be found on the following
Girlschool compilation CDs (record company in brackets):
The Collection  (Castle)
The Very Best Of Girlschool  (Castle)
Race With the Devil  (Disky)
(The reissue of Demolition is also on Castle.)



************************************

| p    Pull-off
| h    Hammer-on
| ~    Vibrato
| /    Slide up
| (n)  Ghost note
| \    Slide down

************************************

            
            
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zerofret 980 Sep 18, 2005 08:00 PM

In the 3rd staff from the end, I have a series of double pulloffs written in, but I think this way (with hammer ons and pull offs) is probably more accurate. (The notes are the same either way.)
-zerofret

E ---------------------------------------------------------------|
B -15\13---12h13p12---10h12p10---8h10p8---6--------8^wr(8)-------|
G -------------------------------------------7--5----------------|
D ---------------------------------------------------------------|
A ---------------------------------------------------------------|
E ---------------------------------------------------------------|

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Phill-Rock 220 Jan 26, 2006 01:35 PM

the girlschool cover is ok, but, the original from the 60's is a way better song. the tabs pretty good, by the way.

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zerofret 980 Feb 12, 2007 01:45 PM

For the updated, improved version of this same tab:

http://www.angelfire.com/planet/zerofret/

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