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Gasoline Alley Chords

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SONG:   GASOLINE ALLEY
ARTIST: ROD STEWART
TAB BY: DON CZARSKI
EMAIL:  GUITARZAN7@HOTMAIL.COM

                          GASOLINE ALLEY
                           ROD STEWART

NOTE: This tab is in STANDARD TUNING. The song is actually played 
      in OPEN E. This tab is arranged for the acoustic guitar part. 
      I have included the part for the electric slide guitar as well. 
      You will hear when to use each part. Chords in (parentheses)
      are really not played but can be if you choose NOT to play      
      the individual notes or riff. However, the Bm and A chord in
      The CHORUS are actually played and highlighted.

INTRO:  
       * PLAY (ACOUSTIC) GUITAR 1 - 4x's
      ** First time acoustic guitar ONLY.

     *** GUITAR 2 joins in after 1st time.
                  then plays 3x's.
                  
                 
GUITAR 1: (ACOUSTIC GUITAR) - RIFF 1

   Bm  A  (E)
E -2--------------------------------------
B -3---2----------------------------------
G -4---2----------------------------------
D -4---2---4/6-4-2----------2-2/6-4-2-----
A -2---------------4-2--2h4---------------
E -2--------------------------------------


GUITAR 2: (ELECTRIC - SLIDE GUITAR) - RIFF 2

E ----------------------------------------------------
B -10-10-10--10-9-7---9h10-9-7---7/9-7-------7/9-7----
G ------------------9----------9-------9---6-------9--
D ---------------------------------------9------------
A ----------------------------------------------------
E ----------------------------------------------------

                   - END OF INTRO -

========================================================
        FOR THE VERSES AND CHORUS PLAY AS FOLLOWS
========================================================

VERSE - RIFF 3
  (E)             (A) (E)
E ------------------------|---------------------|
B ------------------------|---------------------|
G -----------4------------|-----------4---------|
D -----2h4/6---6-4-2------|-----2h4/6---6-4-6---|
A -2h4---------------4-2--|-2h4-----------------|
E ------------------------|---------------------|


CHORUS - RIFF 4

   Bm   A  (E)
E --2--------------------------------
B --3---2----------------------------
G --4---2----------------------------
D --4---2---4/6-4-2---------2--------
A --2---------------4-2-2-4---4-2----
E --2--------------------------------

               =========================

VERSE:
RIFF 3
(E)                       (A)       (E)    
I think I know now what's making me sad
(E)
It's a yearnin' for my own back yard
RIFF 3
(E)                    (A)      (E)
I realize maybe I was wrong to leave
(E)
Better swallow up my silly country pride


CHORUS:
 Bm          A
Going home, running home
        (E) RIFF 4
Down to Gasoline Alley where I started from
 Bm                  A
Going home, and I'm running home
        (E) RIFF 4
Down to Gasoline Alley where I was born


VERSE:
RIFF 3
(E)                                (A)     (E)  
When the weather's better and the rails unfreeze
(E)
And the wind don't whistle 'round my knees
RIFF 3
(E)                             (A)                (E)      
I'll put on my weddin' suit and catch the evening train
(E)
I'll be home before the milk's upon the door


CHORUS:
 Bm          A
Going home, running home
        (E) RIFF 4
Down to Gasoline Alley where I started from
 Bm                  A
Going home, and I'm running home
        (E) RIFF 4
Down to Gasoline Alley where I was born


         ========== INSTRUMENTAL BEGINS ==========

VERSE:  RIFF 3   RIFF 3
 
VERSE:  RIFF 3   RIFF 3

CHORUS:  Bm  A  (E)- RIFF 4     Bm  A  (E)- RIFF 4

CHORUS:  Bm  A  (E)- RIFF 4     Bm  A  (E)- RIFF 4

          ========== INSTRUMENTAL ENDS ==========


VERSE:
RIFF 3
       (E)                            (A)      (E)  
But if anything should happen and my plans go wrong
(E)
Should I stray to the house on the hill
RIFF 3
(E)                       (A)           (E)  
Let it be known that my intentions were good
(E)
I'd be singing in my alley if I could


VERSE:
RIFF 3
(E)                             (A)       (E)   
And if I'm called away and it's my turn to go
(E)
Should the blood run cold in my veins
RIFF 3
(E)                    (A)       (E) 
Just one favor I'll be asking of you
(E)
Don't bury me here, it's too cold


CHORUS:
 Bm            A
Take me back, carry me back
        (E) RIFF 4
Down to Gasoline Alley where I started from
 Bm                      A
Take me back, won't you carry me home
        (E) RIFF 4
Down to Gasoline Alley where I started from


CHORUS/OUTRO:
 Bm            A
Take me back, carry me back
        (E) RIFF 4
Down to Gasoline Alley where I started from
 Bm            A
Take me back, carry me back
        (E) RIFF 4
Down to Gasoline Alley where I started from
 Bm            A
Take me back, carry me back
        (E) RIFF 4
Down to Gasoline Alley where I started from


CHORUS:  Bm  A  (E)- RIFF 4 
 

OUTRO: PLAY 3x's

E E F#m E    E F#m (F#m) F#m E
                                 E ----------
                                 B ----------
                                 G ----------
                                 D -------2--
                                 A -2-2h4----
                                 E ----------

NOTE: The (F#m) in parentheses is just really
      lifting up off the fret board and is really 
      then Em7/11.

FINAL OUT IS TO PLAY A REGULAR  D CHORD  AND BEND 
AND VIBRATE THE STRINGS. HE DOES THIS TWICE


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Shadoobee 10 Apr 16, 2015 10:17 AM

Great tab! It was about time that someone finally did this song justice and did it correctly. Appears you nailed it. I am also happy you did it in standard tuning as well as I really hate having to put my guitar in a different tuning only to play one song. Thanks for putting this one up. It was long overdue.

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