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BALL AND CHAIN - Social Distortion
By: PunxNOTdeaD101@hotmail.com

[VERSE/CHORUS]
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--8-----------------------8------------------------------------------------|
D|--8-------8-------6-------8------------------------------------------------|
A|--6-------8-------6-------6------------------------------------------------|
E|----------6-------4--------------------------------------------------------|

[SOLO]  ^ to ^ is the little riff in the begining of the song
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------8-------------|
D|--^----------------------------------------------------------8-8h10-8--8-8-|
A|--8p-6-4-------6h8-8-10-~-10--8-8-8-8-8-8--6---6h8p6--6h8-10---------------|
E|---------6-----------------------------------8-----------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------^------------11----11--11------11----11---------------|
G|-------8-------8--10-8----10/-12----12-----12---10----10----10-------------|
D|--8h10----8h10-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------11-------11-------11-------11-------11-----------------------------|
B|--11h13----11h13----11h13----11h13----11h13-11---------------11-11-11-11---|
G|---------------------------------------------------10-10--12----12----12---|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------11-------11-------11------11--------11--------|
B|--11-11-11-11-11--11---11h13----11h13----11h13----11h13----11h13-11--------|
G|--10-10-10-10-10-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

[end with]
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--11h13-11~--11\-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Here is the way i play this solo. Although it is not EXACTLY correct... it is
right in most places. 

=========
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                      BALL AND CHAIN - Social Distortion
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Transcribed by: Patrick Cerreta, riknrain@snet.net

Chord Progression Played Throughout Entire Song:
C#      G#      F#      C#

[Lead Part:]
E[------------------------------------------------------->
B[------------------------------------------------------->
G[------------------------------------------------------->
D[--6-4----------------------------------------------6--->
A[------6-4--4-4-6-6/8-8--8-6--6-4----4h6p4--6-6-6/8----->
E[----------------------------------6-------------------->

>-------------------------------------------------------->
>-----------------------------------------------9--9----->
>---------------------6-----6-6-6h8p6--8-8-8-10------10-->
>--6h8p6-6--6-6-6-6h8---6h8------------------------------>
>-------------------------------------------------------->
>-------------------------------------------------------->

>----------------9------9------9------9-------------------->
>-----9-9-9-9h11---9h11---9h11---9h11-9-----------9--9----->
>--8-------------------------------------8-8-8-10------10-->
>---------------------------------------------------------->
>---------------------------------------------------------->
>---------------------------------------------------------->

>---------------------]
>---------------------]
>--8--8-8-6----6h8p6--]
>------------8--------]
>---------------------]
>---------------------]

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     BALL AND CHAIN - Social Distortion
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tabbed by Brian Becker (bbecker@easy-pages.com)

TUNE DOWN 1/2 STEP (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)

[Intro]
   D A G D

[INTRO SOLO]
  |------------------------------------------------|
  |------------------------------------------------|
  |------------------------------------------------|
  |--9-7-------------------------------------------|
  |------9-5~--7---7h9-9-9-9p7-7-7-7-7p5-5---5h7p5-|
  |--------------9-------------------------7-------|

  |---------------------------------|
  |---------------------------------|
  |--------------------7-----7-9-7--|
  |--5---5-7-7/9-7-7h9---7h9--------|
  |----7----------------------------|
  |---------------------------------|

  |--------------------------------------------------------|
  |--------------------------12h10h9-12h10h9-12h10h9-12-10-|
  |--9----9h11-11-11-11-9-11-------------------------------|
  |----12--------------------------------------------------|
  |--------------------------------------------------------|
  |--------------------------------------------------------|

  |------------------------------------------|
  |------------------------------------------|
  |--9----9h11-11-11-11p9-9-9-9-9----9h11p9--|
  |----12-------------------------11---------|
  |------------------------------------------|
  |------------------------------------------|

[Verse 1]
             D                    A
  Well, it's been ten years and a thousand tears.
      G                    D
  And look at the mess I'm in.
    D                  A                    G               D
  A broken nose, and a broken heart, and an empty bottle of gin.
          D         A          G        D
  Well, I sit and I pray in my '54 Chevrolet.
      D          A               G                 D
  I'm singing to myself, there's got to be another way.

[Chorus]
       D          A          G                  D 
  Take away, take away, take away this ball and chain.
            D              A            G                  D
  Well, I'm lonely and I'm tired, and I can't take anymore pain.
       D          A           G           D
  Take away, take away, never to return again.
       D         A         G
  Take away, take away, take away__________________.
                                    D A G D
  Take away this ball and chain.  

[LITTLE FILL]
  |------------|
  |------------|
  |------------|
  |--9-7-------|
  |------9-5~--|
  |------------|

[VERSE 2] (same chords)
  Well, I searched and I searched to find the perfect life.
  A brand new car, a brand new suit, I even got me a little wife.
  But wherever I have gone, I was sure to find myself there.
  You can run all your life, but never go anywhere.

[CHORUS] (same chords and words)

[SOLO] (same as above, exclude last bar, play second last twice)

[VERSE 3] (same chords)
  Well, I pass the bar on the way to my dingy hotel room.
  I spent all my money, I've been drinkin' since half past noon.
  Will I wake there in the morning?  Or maybe in the county jail?
  Times are hard, getting harder, I'm born to lose, destined to fail.
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somepunkkid 126 Apr 30, 2006 09:19 PM

This tab sucks balls

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somepunkkid 126 Apr 30, 2006 09:19 PM

WRONG

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berl.katznelson 10 Dec 12, 2013 09:21 AM

forget the solo and pay more attention to the rythm guitar: C# G# F# C# (and it's with major chords not with powerchords).

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