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Song: Race With the Devil
Album: Rock Therapy
Band: Stray Cats
Tuning: Standard

It's like being addicted to meth or something. I can't help
but tab more and more Stray Cats. The challenge is 
a lot of fun. This is another overlooked Stray Cats song,
(just like most of their stuff unfortunately). And, it's yet 
another beautifully executed cover of Gene Vincent's original.
There is a key change towards the end of the song from E to F#.
I'll let you know where that is. The thing about any of these
songs is that it still sounds great if you are practicing
at a slower speed. Of course, I can't play it at full speed
but I'm getting there. Listen carefully for the changes in the
3 ridiculous solos. Most of the song is just soloing anyway.
The verses are fairly easy to figure out. Strums
are not exact. Lets go!

**STAR THE SONG PLAYING ON THE MIDDLE POSITION ON YOUR PICKUP SELECTOR**

INTRO:

e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------2-----2----2-----2~---------|
A|-/77-66-44-22-00-------------------2^----2^----2^------------|
E|-----------------44-22-00---0--------------------------------|

VERSE:
"Well I've led an evil life, so they say....." 

EMaj
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|-1--111--111---------1~---|
D|-2--222--222---------2~---|
A|-2--222--222---------2~---|
E|-0--000--000---------0----|

"Move, hot-rod, move man.."
  Amaj     Emaj    B7  B7#5  B7add11
e|------------0-----2---3^0--0---0----|---0---0-----0--|
B|------------0-----0---0-------0-----|-----2---0h2----|
G|-2~----0h1--1-----2---2-------2-----|----------------|
D|-2~---------2-----1---1-------1-----|----------------|
A|-2~---------2-----2---2-------2-----|----------------|
E|------------------------------------|----------------|

VERSE 2: (actually played a little differently, there's a little double
stop fill in there. You should have no problems finding where he plays it)

e|-12-12--10-10-99-7-5~-----5\---------------------------------|
B|-12-12--10-10-99-7-5~-----5\---------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

SOLO 1: (brace yourselves..there are pauses during this which
         should make it easier to follow)

(he does this pull off lick A LOT)

e|-----0--3p2p0--------3p2p0--------3p2p0--------3p2p0---------|
B|-0-2----------3p2p0--------3p2p0--------3p2p0--------3p2p0---|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-0-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---3-0--------------------------------------------------5--7^-7^p5---5~--|
G|-------3-2-0---2p0--0-1----------------------------6-6-------------6-----|
D|-------------2-----------2-0------------2h4-5--2/4-----------------------|
A|-----------------------------2-1-0--2h4----------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------7----9-------------------------|-------0-----00---00---00-|
B|-----7-9^(hold)--9----9--9(release)--7^-------|-----2----3^---3^---3^----|
G|-4/7---------------------------------7^--8\6~-|-0h1----------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------9\7~-|--------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|--------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|--------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------11/12-14-15-12-14p12--|
B|------------------------------10/11-13-14-----------------------|
G|--------------------8/9-11-12-----------------------------------|
D|----------7/8-10-11---------------------------------------------|
A|-6/7-9-10-------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----12-------------------------------------|------0-3^-0----0-0--0-0---|
B|-15^----15^-12--------------14-12-12~-11-12-|-00-2--------3--0-0--3-0---|
G|----------------15-14-12----14-12-12~-11-12-|---------------------------|
D|-------------------------14-----------------|---------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|---------------------------|

e|------0-3^-0-3^-0--3^-0--------------------------------------------------|
B|-00-2---3^-0-3^-0-------3-0----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------3-2-0---2p0---0------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------2-----2-------2-----2----2-----2-------|
A|--------------------------------------------1h2---1h2---1h2--1h2---------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Repeat VERSE 1

SOLO 2: (switch to the bottom position of pickup selector and
         try to pick closer to the bridge pickup to achieve the sound)

e|-----0--3p2p0-------3p2p0--------3p2p0---------------------------------|
B|-0-2----------3p2p0-------3p2p0--------3p2p0--------3p2p0--------------|
G|---------------------------------------------3p2p0--------3p2p0--------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------3p2p0--|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|-3p2p0---------------------------------|
D|-------3p2p0--------3p2p0--------------|
A|-------------3p2p0--------3p2p0--------|
E|--------------------------------3p2p0--|

e|--------------12-10----8/9-------------------|-----------------------|
B|-8/9-10-11-12-------12-----12-10-------------|-----------------------|
G|---------------------------------13-12-------|-----------------------|
D|---------------------------------------13-12-|-8/9-10-11-12-11-10-9--|
A|---------------------------------------------|-----------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|-----------------------|

e|-----------|------------------------------------|
B|-----------|------------------------------------|
G|-----------|----4-----5-----6-----7-----8/9~~~~-|
D|-7^--5^----|------------------------------------|
A|--------7~-|-2----2/3---3/4---4/5---5/6---------|
E|-----------|------------------------------------|

e|-/12-12-12--15--14-12----12-------------------|
B|-/12-12-12--15--------15----15p12-------------|
G|----------------------------------14^-12^-----|X3
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|------0------3p2p0-------3p2p0-----------0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0--|
B|--------2-0--------3p2p0-------3p2p0-------------------------------|
G|-0h1----------------------------------3^-----3^-----3^-----3^------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|---3-0------------------------------------------|
G|-------3-0--------------------------------------|
D|-----------2-0----------2-----2-----2-----2-----|
A|---------------2-0--1h2---1h2---1h2---1h2-------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

SOLO 3: (switch back to middle position on pickup selector)

e|------2-5--4-2---2-0-----------22/---14--2------|
B|-2-4--2-4------5-----2---------22/---14--2---5^-|
G|------------------------4^-2^-------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

e|-------2-4--5^--2--5^--4-2-4-2-|-/2-/2--------2--------------|
B|-2-3-4------4^--2--4^----------|-/2-/2--4-2---2--2-4^-2------|
G|-------------------------------|------------4------------4-2-|
D|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|

e|-0---------------------------------------------------|
B|-4^p2---2----2---------------------------------------|
G|------4--------4--2^------------------------------2~~|
D|----------------------4-2--------4------------2h4----|
A|--------------------------4--3h4---3h4-4--3h4--------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

(switch to bottom position on pickup selector)

e|----2-----22-----------|--------------------------------------|
B|----2-----22-----------|-2----2-2----2-2----2-2---6/7~--------|
G|-4^----4^----4^p2------|---4^-----4^-----4^-------------------|
D|------------------44~--|--------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------|--------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------|--------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------2----|
B|-2-4p2---2----------------------------------------------------2---6^-|
G|-------4---4p2--4p2---2---------------------------------2--4^--------|
D|--------------------4---4p2-4p2---2----------------2h4---------------|
A|--------------------------------4---4p2--4p2p0-2h4-------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-5/6-7-8-9/10/11~~-|---------9--7----------------9-9----9-9----9---|
B|-------------------|--------------11-9--7--9^-9^-----9^-----9^-----|
G|-------------------|-6~---6----------------------------------------|
D|-------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------|-----------------------------------------------|

e|----------------|-------------------------|------------------|
B|-10p7--9p7------|-9^(11)-9-9^-9-9^p7------|-2---2------------|
G|-----8----8-----|---------------------11\-|---4----4-4^p2----|
D|--------------X7|-------------------------|---------------4--|
A|----------------|-------------------------|------------------|
E|----------------|-------------------------|------------------|

e|----------------------2-2-------2---2--|-0-------------------------------|
B|----------------------2-2-----2----2---|-4^^^^^--2-----------------------|
G|---------------2---4^------4^----4^----|-----------4-2-------------------|
D|-2-----4--2h4--------------------------|---------------4-2--------4-----2|
A|---3h4---------------------------------|-------------------4--3h4---3h4--|
E|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|

e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|-----4-----2~-|..........WHEW!!
A|-3h4---3h4----|
E|--------------|


VERSE 3: (key change to F#)
  
     F#7                B7                  C#7
e|--------------------------7-----7---------------|
B|----------------------------10^-----------------|
G|-3--333--333---3~-----8~------------3-----11----|
D|-2--222--222---2~-----7~------------2-----10----|
A|-4--444--444---4~-----9~------------4-----11----|
E|-2--222--222---2~-----7~------------2-----9-----|


END:
                             F#
e|-/2-2------------------2-|-14~--|
B|-/2-2--4-2--------2-4--2-|-11~--|
G|-----------4--2/3--------|-11~--|
D|-------------------------|-11~--|
A|-------------------------|------|
E|-------------------------|------|

Wow. Alright guys. That's it for that one. Like they always say:
If you can play it slow, you CAN play it. Man, do I need to
tell myself that during this song if I get frustrated. Up next,
surprise surprise. Another Stray Cats song. This time it will be
Runaway Boys. Let me know what you think! Have fun!

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

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


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