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Author
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                             Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Written by: Joe Walsh, Joe Vitale, Ken Passarelli, Rocke Grace
Album: The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get
Year: 1973
Tabbed by: Richard Iliff (9/8/05)
Email: iliffr@charter.net

Joe Walsh: Guitars and vocals
Joe Vitale: Drums and synthesizer
Kenny Passarelli: Bass
Rocke Grace: Keyboards


Tuning: Standard EADGBe


[Intro]

 Guitar 1 (0:00):  (x2)          (x7)
   e|-------|------------|----------------|
   B|-------|------------|----------------|
   G|---9-9-|--------9-9-|------------9-9-|
   D|---9-9-|-11-9---9-9-|---11--9----9-9-|
   A|---7-7-|-7--7---7-7-|---7---7----7-7-|
   E|-0-0-0-|--------0-0-|-0---0---(0)0-0-|
                         |          #     |
 Guitar 2 (0:00):  (x2)  |       (x7)     |
   B|-------|------------|----------------|
   G|-------|--------9-9-|------------9-9-|
   D|-------|--------9-9-|--(11)(9)---9-9-|
   A|-------|--------7-7-|--(7)-(7)---7-7-|
   E|-------|------------|----------------|
                               *

 # Note in parentheses starts on the 2nd repeat (of 7)
 * Notes in parentheses starts on the 5th repeat (of 7)

(The riff is played four times, it syncs with the four bars of the first solo)


[Riff 1] (0:23):

 Guitar 1 & 2:        (End: 1,2,3)          (End: 4)
 e|--------------------------|-----------|      |-------------|
 B|--------------------------|-----------|      |-------------|
 G|------------------------9-|-----------|      |---2---------|
 D|---11--11--11--11--11---9-|--11--9----|      |---2---------|
 A|---7---7---7---7---7----7-|--7---7----|      |---0-----2---|
 E|--0---0---0---0---0-----0-|-0---0-----|      |-0---3b4-0---|
   <  <  <  <  <  <  (x4)  >  >  >  >  >  >    


[First solo] (0:23):

 Guitar 3:
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------7b9~------|-------------------9b10r9-8----------------| 
G|--9-9\8\7--9~~~~~--------------|---9-9\8\7--9~~~~-----------9~-------------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|---------------------------------10b11-10\-| 
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|-7b8---------------------------------| 
B|--------------------------5~---7b9r7-|-----7b8-5~--------------5~--9b11r9\-|
G|-9-9\8\7-6b7-6b7-6b7-6b7-------------|------------6b7-6b7-6b7--------------|
D|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|


[Verse 1] (0:48):

 Spent the last year, Rocky Mountain Way  [Fill 1]
 Couldn't get much higher                 [Fill 1]
 Out to pasture, think it's safe to say   [Fill 1]  
 Time to open fire                        [Fill 2]

 Guitar 1:
 Fill 1:            Fill 2:

  e|------------|    e|----------------|      
  B|------------|    B|----------------|
  G|---2--------|    G|----------------|
  D|---2--------|    D|----------------|
  A|---0-----2--|    A|----------------|
  E|-0---3b4-0--|    E|-0-3---4---5~~--|


[Chorus 1] (1:09):

         A7                                              E7
 And we don't need the ladies, crying 'cause the story's sad. [Fill 3]
            A7                                           B7
 Cause the Rocky Mountain Way, is better then the way we had.

 Guitar 3:
 
[Fill 3]

  e|--------------------------------7-------------|      
  B|--------------------9b11-9-9b11---------------|
  G|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9\-----------------9\8\7-9\7\---|
  D|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9\------------------------------|
  A|----------------------------------------------|
  E|----------------------------------------------|    

Guitar 3:
 (Guitar 1 plays Riff 1)


[Solo 2] (1:31):

 e|-----------------------------12~~-------------------------------------|
 B|---/-/-12~~~~~--13b14-13\9-9------------------------------------------|
 G|------------------------------------12b13-10~~\-------7--7--7--7/9----|
 D|------------------------------------------------------7--7--7--7/9----|
 A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

 e|----------------------------------------------12~---------------------|
 B|-------7----------------------------12b14-12--------------------------|
 G|--9b11---11r9--9\---/7-/7-/7-/7-/9------------------/7-/7-/7-/7/9\\---|
 D|--------------------/7-/7-/7-/7-/9------------------/7-/7-/7-/7/9\\---|
 A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                   

[Verse 2] (1:52):

 Well he's telling us this and telling us that, changes it everyday  [Fill 1]
 Says it doesn't matter                                              [Fill 1]
 Bases are loaded and Casey's at bat, playing it play by play        [Fill 1]
 Time to change the batter                                           [Fill 2]


[Chorus 2] (2:14): 

         A7                                               E7
 And we don't need the ladies, crying 'cause the story's sad. [Fill 4]
   A7                                          B7
 Rocky Mountain Way is better than the way we had.

 Guitar 3:
 
[Fill 4]

 e|--------------------------9---------------------------|      
 B|--------------------11b13---13r11-11------------------|
 G|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9\---------------------9----9b12r9\-----|
 D|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9\--------------------------------------|
 A|------------------------------------------------------|
 E|------------------------------------------------------|

 Guitar 3:
   (Guitar 1 plays Riff 1)

 [Solo 3] (2:35): 

 e|----------9-11b12-------9-11b12-(12)~-12\9--9/15~~b16-|    
 B|--/-11b13---------11b13------------------------*------|
 G|------------------------------------------------------|
 D|------------------------------------------------------|
 A|------------------------------------------------------|
 E|------------------------------------------------------|
   * - hold note for a bit, then bend.

 e|----------------------------------------------------------------|   
 B|-14\10-10----10-10----------------------------------------------|
 G|----------12----12b14r12----------------------------------------|
 D|-------------------------12-10\8----14~-14\12----14b16-14b16r14-|
 A|---------------------------------10-----------14----------------|
 E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 e|---------------------------------------------------------------|      
 B|----15~~~-15~~~--15~~--15~~-----15~~~--------------------------|
 G|-14-16-16-16--16-16----16----16-16-16--14b16r14-13-14b16r14----|
 D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
 A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                    
 e|---------------------------------------------------------------|      
 B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
 G|-13~-----------------------------------------------------------|
 D|------12\10-12\10—12b14~~~----------------------------14\\-----| 
 A|------------------------------------12-10--12b14------14\\-----|
 E|-------------------------------------------------12~~-12\\-----|


(This really wasn't easy, I'm not even sure if it's right to classify
this as guitar although I think it's distorted with one of those Frampton
wind pipe thingys. This is the best I could get so you have something to
play at this part.)


[Synthesizer/guitar] (3:09):
 
 e|-----------------------------------------|      
 B|-----------------------------------------|
 G|-----------------------------------------|
 D|---------------------------2-2-----------|
 A|---3/5-5\0-----3/5-5\0---5------2--------|
 E|-----------------------------------5-0---|

 e|-----------------------------------------|      
 B|-----------------------------------------|
 G|-----------------------------------------|
 D|---------------------------2-2-----------|
 A|---3/5-5\0---3/5-5-5\0---5------2--------|
 E|-----------------------------------5-0---|
               
               (x2)  
 e|----------------------------|------------|      
 B|----------------------------|------------|
 G|----------------------------|------------|
 D|-----2--------2-2-----------|---2--------|
 A|-3/5------3/5------5--2-----|-0---5--4-2-|
 E|------------------------0-0-|------------|

 e|--------------------------------------------7-----7-----7--|     
 B|----------------------------------------9b11--9b11--9b11---|
 G|-----/4-4-4-4\---------------------------------------------|
 D|---2-------------2------------0-2-0-2-0--------------------|
 A|-0-----------------5--4-2---0------------------------------|
 E|---------------0-------------------------------------------|

 e|-----7---------------/12---12--12-----12--12-----------------|      
 B|-9b11--11r9-------------15b17--15--15b17-----15-12\10--10----|
 G|------------9-7--7-7---------------------------------12--12--|
 D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
 A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

              (x4)                                                    (x2)
 e|----|----------------|----------12--------------------------|-------------|
 B|-10-|----12--12--12--|-15-12-15b17--15-12-------------------|-------------|
 G|----|-14b16-(16)(16)-|--------------------14b16r14-12-------|-/7-7-7-7/9\-|
 D|----|----------------|--------------------------------15-12-|-/7-7-7-7/9\-|
 A|----|----------------|--------------------------------------|-------------|
 E|----|----------------|--------------------------------------|-------------|


[Outro Guitar Solo] (4:04): 

 e|----10-12~-10\7-7-12~-10\7-------8-11-9b11-15b17-15--12\---|     
 B|-12------------------------10b12---------------------------|
 G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
 D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
 A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
 E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

 e|-----15--b16----------*12~~~~/16-17-|-----10-12~-10\7-7-12~|      
 B|-/12----------12\10-----------------|-/12------------------|
 G|--------------------12--------------|----------------------|
 D|------------------------------------|----------------------|
 A|------------------------------------|----------------------|
 E|------------------------------------|----------------------|
     * - hold note then slide near end.

 e|-10\-------------------------------------------------------|      
 B|------10b11-8-10b11-8-10b11-8-10b11-10/12~~-12~~12~~12~~\--|
 G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
 D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
 A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
 E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

                         (x10)         
 e|-------------|*------------------|-----------------|     
 B|-10-12-13b15-|---15--15--15--15--|--------12-10\5--|
 G|-------------|14b16-(16)(16)(16)-|--16r14----------|
 D|-------------|-------------------|-----------------|
 A|-------------|-------------------|-----------------|
 E|-------------|-------------------|-----------------|
   * - There may be variation here, it's very hard to tell.
   (At (4:25): Guitar 1 goes back into Riff 1)

 e|-------------------5--------------12~-10\7-7-12~-----------|      
 B|---5--7b9-7b9-5\-----8~------10\8----------------9-9b10----|
 G|-7---------------7-----------------------------------------|
 D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
 A|------------------------10\--------------------------------|
 E|-------------------------8\--------------------------------|



 e|----------------------------------------------------------------|      
 B|-9b10-9b11--9b10r9----------------------------------------------|
 G|-------------------9b10--9p7----9~------------------------------|
 D|------------------------------9----7--7--7b9r7------X\-X-/X-----|    
 A|------------------------------------9--9-------7~~--X\-X-/X-----|
 E|----------------------------------------------------X\-X-/X-----|

 e|-----------------------7----------|-----------------12---------|      
 B|--------------*---8b10---8b10r8---|--------------/12---12\8----|
 G|-/7-/7-/7-7/9-------------------9-|-------------------------9--|
 D|-/7-/7-/7-7/9---------------------|----------------------------|    
 A|----------------------------------|----------------------------|
 E|----------------------------------|----------------------------|
                 *Start to fade out

 e|---------------------|      
 B|--/5--5---5--5---5---|
 G|--------7------7-----|
 D|---------------------|    
 A|---------------------|
 E|---------------------|

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

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note

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

            
            
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EVH4ever 10 Sep 14, 2005 08:00 PM

Good tab
n e idea where i can get the piano music??

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Jibbs 431 Sep 19, 2005 08:00 PM

Thanks. No I'm sorry, I don't

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Anderson4292 30 Jan 26, 2007 11:50 AM

google sheet music. mint tab mate

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