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From:     Glen C. Polito
Email:    pyzon_2000@hotmail.com
Subject:  Don't Stop Believin' by Journey
Album:    Escape, 1981

Journey is one of the great Rock band from the 80's that blended Rock Ballads,
which became the foundation for the future bands.  This song "Don't Stop
Believin'" is a beautiful and inspirational song.  The tab I have below is not
perfect, but it should sound pretty good. Give it a try !

Transcribed by Glen C. Polito


[PHASE I]

Intro. (While piano and bass plays)
 Just a small town girl   Livin' in a lonely world
 Just a city boy          Born and raised in South Detroit
E||--<7>-|-----|-----|------||
B||------|-----|-----|------||
G||------|-----|-----|------||
D||------|-----|-----|------||
A||------|-----|-----|------||
E||------|-----|-----|------||
      Harmonic x2
 
 (She) He took the midnight train goin   any
E||------|-----|-----|------||
B||------|-----|-----|------||
G||------|-----|-----|------||
D||------|-----|-----|------||
A||------|-----|-----|------||
E||------|-----|-----|------||

 Where
E||--<5>-|-----|-----|------||
B||------|-----|-----|------||
G||------|-----|-----|------||
D||------|-----|-----|------||
A||------|-----|-----|------||
E||------|-----|-----|------||
      Harmonic x2

 Mute (fade in) ( repeat with alternate picking )
E||----------------------|-----------------------|
B||-----1716------/-/-/--|-/-/-/--/-/-/----------|
G||--------1816---/-/--/-|-/-/-/--/-/-/----------|
D||----------------------|-----------------------|
A||----------------------|-----------------------|
E||----------------------|-----------------------|
          
E||--------------------19|-}---------------------|
B||--1716----1716----1919|-}---------------------|
G||-16---1816----1816----|-----------------------|
D||----------------------|-----------------------|
A||----------------------|-----------------------|
E||----------------------|-----------------------|
                       Double choking

 A singer in a Smokey room 
 The smell of wine and cheap perfume
 For a smile they can share the night
 It goes on and on and on and on

 Strangers                Waiting
 Shadows                  searching in the night
 Street lights people     living just to find emotion
E||----------------------|-----------------------|
B||--7----5--------------|--7-----9--------------|
G||---8----6-------------|---8-----9-------------|
D||----------------------|-----------------------|
A||----0-0--0-0-0-0------|----0-0---0-0-0-0------|
E||----------------------|-----------------------|
    p.m......               p.m..

 up and down the          boulevard   their  
E||----------------------|-----------------------|
B||--7----5--------------|--7-----9--------------|
G||---8----4-------------|---8-----9-------------|
D||----------------------|-----------------------|
A||----0-0--0-0-0-0------|----0-0---0-0-0-0------|
E||----------------------|-----------------------|
    p.m......               p.m..

 Hiding, somewhere in the night
E||----------------------|-----------------------|
B||--7----5--------------|--7-----9--------------|
G||---8----4-------------|---8-----9-------------|
D||----------------------|-----------------------|
A||----0-0--0-0-0-0------|----0-0---0-0-0-0------|
E||----------------------|-----------------------|
    p.m......               p.m..
   
E||----------------------|-----------------------|
B||--7----9--------------|--7-----9-----5--------|
G||---8----9-------------|---8-----9-----6-------|
D||----------------------|-----------------------|
A||----------------------|-----------------------|
E||----------------------|-----------------------|


[PHASE II]
 
E||---------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
B||----5----------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
G||-----4---------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
D||---------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
A||------------2>-|-----2-4-6-4>----------|-----4-5-7-------------|
E||--0----0-2-4---|-----------------------|-----------5>----------|
    ( play this one times before the verse comes back )

 Working hard    to get my fill              everybody             
E||---------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
B||----5----------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
G||-----4---------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
D||---------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
A||------------2>-|-----2-4-6-4>----------|-----4-5-7-------------|
E||--0----0-2-4---|-----------------------|-----------5>----------|
 
 Wants a thrill  Pay in anything to roll the dice   just   
E||---------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
B||---------------|--5--------------------|-----------------------|
G||---------------|---4-------------------|-----------------------|
D||---------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
A||-------6-7-----|-----------2>----------|-----2-4-6-------------|
E||--5---5----0>--|-----0-2-4-------------|-----------4>----------|

 One more time    Some will win             Some will lose
E||---------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
B||----5----------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
G||-----4---------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
D||---------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
A||------------2>-|-----2-4-6-4>----------|-----4-5-7-------------|
E||--0----0-2-4---|-----------------------|-----------5>----------|

 Some were born to sing the blues           Oh, the movie never ends
E||---------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
B||---------------|--5--------------------|-----------------------|
G||---------------|---4-------------------|-----------------------|
D||---------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
A||-------6-7-----|-----------2>----------|-----2-4-6-------------|
E||--5---5----0>--|-----0-2-4-------------|-----------4>----------|

 It goes on and on and on and on (One more time)
E||---------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
B||---------------|--5--------------------|-----------------------|
G||---------------|---4-------------------|-----------------------|
D||---------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
A||-------6-7-----|-----------2>----------|-----2-4-6-------------|
E||--5---5----0>--|-----0-2-4-------------|-----------4>----------|


Strangers                Waiting
 Shadows                  searching in the night
 Street lights people     living just to find emotion
E||----------------------|-----------------------|
B||--7----5--------------|--7-----9--------------|
G||---8----6-------------|---8-----9-------------|
D||----------------------|-----------------------|
A||----0-0--0-0-0-0------|----0-0---0-0-0-0------|
E||----------------------|-----------------------|
    p.m......               p.m..

 up and down the          boulevard   their  
E||----------------------|-----------------------|
B||--7----5--------------|--7-----9--------------|
G||---8----4-------------|---8-----9-------------|
D||----------------------|-----------------------|
A||----0-0--0-0-0-0------|----0-0---0-0-0-0------|
E||----------------------|-----------------------|
    p.m......               p.m..

 Hiding, somewhere in the night
E||----------------------|-----------------------|
B||--7----5--------------|--7-----9--------------|
G||---8----4-------------|---8-----9-------------|
D||----------------------|-----------------------|
A||----0-0--0-0-0-0------|----0-0---0-0-0-0------|
E||----------------------|-----------------------|
    p.m......               p.m..
   
E||----------------------|-----------------------|
B||--7----9--------------|--7-----9-----5--------|
G||---8----9-------------|---8-----9-----6-------|
D||----------------------|-----------------------|
A||----------------------|-----------------------|
E||----------------------|-----------------------|


[PHASE III]

 Don't stop          believin'               
E||---------------|-----------------------|--------------------------|
B||---------------|-----------------------|--------------------------|
G||---------------|-----------------------|--------------------------|
D||---------------|-----------------------|--------------------------|
A||-------7-------|-------6-7-------------|---------2>---2-4-6-4>----|
E||--4--4---5>----|-----5-----0>----------|---0-2-4------------------|

 Hold on to you feeling yeah      street light people oh oh oh 
E||---------------|-----------------------------------------------|
B||---------------|-----------------------------------------------|
G||---------------|-----------------------------------------------|
D||---------------|-----------------------------------------------|
A||4-6-7-----6-7--|-------2--2-4-6-----7-----6--7-----------------|
E||------5-5-----0|-0-2-4----------4-4---5-5------0---------------|


[GUITAR SOLO]

 Neil Schon Solo                  
E||----------------14>----16>---16>--14>--16~~~----------------|
B||-------14-16-17---------------------------------------------|
G||----/16-----------------------------------------------------|
D||------------------------------------------------------------|
A||------------------------------------------------------------|
E||------------------------------------------------------------|

                                                       +    +
E||---16>-14---16---------16>---16>--14>--16~~~16>---14-17~~~17|
B||---------17---17-14>---------------------------17-----------|
G||------------------------------------------------------------|
D||------------------------------------------------------------|
A||------------------------------------------------------------|
E||------------------------------------------------------------|


After the solo go back to [PHASE III]

Don't stop          believin'               
E||---------------|-----------------------|--------------------------|
B||---------------|-----------------------|--------------------------|
G||---------------|-----------------------|--------------------------|
D||---------------|-----------------------|--------------------------|
A||-------7-------|-------6-7-------------|---------2>---2-4-6-4>----|
E||--4--4---5>----|-----5-----0>----------|---0-2-4------------------|

 Hold on to you feeling yeah      street light people oh oh oh 
E||---------------|-----------------------------------------------|
B||---------------|-----------------------------------------------|
G||---------------|-----------------------------------------------|
D||---------------|-----------------------------------------------|
A||4-6-7-----6-7--|-------2--2-4-6-----7-----6--7-----------------|
E||------5-5-----0|-0-2-4----------4-4---5-5------0---------------|

Fade out ....


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

| >  Accented note
| /  Slide up
| ~  Vibrato

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

            
            
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hepzibahbaptist 478 Jul 27, 2005 08:00 PM

this is a great tab. i love journey but i kinda felt like something was missing in the verses. so i kinda redidit. email me at acdcloverforever@yahoo.com for the tab that i made it sounds cool

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ls311 100 Oct 15, 2006 08:44 PM

this is very accurate, its just a little hard to read, ill still give it 5 stars, you actually tabbed what the electric does in this song, nice work.

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IxIxRoCkErIxI 10 Feb 19, 2010 01:22 PM

hey man once again a bit hard to reas but still im usin this tab for my band

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