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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.  It's not as perfect, but it should sound okay.

Transcribed by Glen C. Polito


[PHASE I]


[Intro]

(While piano and bass plays)
 
E||--<7>-|-----|-----|--<5>-||
B||------|-----|-----|------||
G||------|-----|-----|------||
D||------|-----|-----|------||
A||------|-----|-----|------||
E||------|-----|-----|------||
      Harmonic x2
 
 
 Mute (fade in) ( repeat with alternate picking )
E||-------------------------|-----------------------|
B||-----17-16--------/-/-/--|-/-/-/--/-/-/----------|
G||----------18-16---/-/--/-|-/-/-/--/-/-/----------|
D||-------------------------|-----------------------|
A||-------------------------|-----------------------|
E||-------------------------|-----------------------|
       
   
E||---------------------------------19-|-}---------------------|
B||----17-16-------17-16-------19-19---|-}---------------------|
G||-16-------18-16-------18-16---------|-----------------------|
D||------------------------------------|-----------------------|
A||------------------------------------|-----------------------|
E||------------------------------------|-----------------------|
                       

[PHASE II] 

(Backing)

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..

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||----------------------|-----------------------|
   Strangers.. 
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]
 
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..    
E||---------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
B||----5----------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
G||-----4---------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
D||---------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
A||------------2>-|-----2-4-6-4>----------|-----4-5-7-------------|
E||--0----0-2-4---|-----------------------|-----------5>----------|

E||---------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
B||---------------|--5--------------------|-----------------------|
G||---------------|---4-------------------|-----------------------|
D||---------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
A||-------6-7-----|-----------2>----------|-----2-4-6-------------|
E||--5---5----0>--|-----0-2-4-------------|-----------4>----------|

E||---------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
B||----5----------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
G||-----4---------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
D||---------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
A||------------2>-|-----2-4-6-4>----------|-----4-5-7-------------|
E||--0----0-2-4---|-----------------------|-----------5>----------|

E||---------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
B||---------------|--5--------------------|-----------------------|
G||---------------|---4-------------------|-----------------------|
D||---------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
A||-------6-7-----|-----------2>----------|-----2-4-6-------------|
E||--5---5----0>--|-----0-2-4-------------|-----------4>----------|

 It goes on..
E||---------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
B||---------------|--5--------------------|-----------------------|
G||---------------|---4-------------------|-----------------------|
D||---------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
A||-------6-7-----|-----------2>----------|-----2-4-6-------------|
E||--5---5----0>--|-----0-2-4-------------|-----------4>----------|

Strangers...               
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..

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----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 IV]

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

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---------------|


[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

Then play the same phrase as PHASE IV 

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

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 ....



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| >  Accented note
| /  Slide up
| ~  Vibrato

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TwistedLogic 10 Feb 03, 2005 07:00 PM

Here are the lyrics to the song, enjoy.

Just a small town girl, livin? in a lonely world
She took the midnight train goin? anywhere
Just a city boy, born and raised in south detroit
He took the midnight train goin? anywhere

A singer in a smokey room
A 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, up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night
Streetlight people, living just to find emotion
Hiding, somewhere in the night

Working hard to get my fill,
Everybody wants a thrill
Payin? anything to roll the dice,
Just one more time
Some will win, some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on and on and on

(chorus)

Don?t stop believin?
Hold on to the feelin?
Streetlight people

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