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Blue Collar Man Long Nights Tab

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: Dave Mosley 
Subject: TAB:Blue Colllar Man -STYX
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 95 09:58:00 PST


TITLE: Blue Collar Man
GROUP: Styx
ALBUM: Pieces of Eight
MANF : A&M  CD3224


A line of X's stand for a muted strum, in a vain attempt to
represent rhythm.

The keyboard intro can be simulated (and is later played):

                                        (Guitar 1)
|-------------------------------------|--------------------|
|--7-7-7-7---10---7-7-7-7----12--10---|--------------------|
|*-7-7-7-7---10---7-7-7-7----12--10--*|-----------------2--|
|*-7-7-7-7---10---7-7-7-7----12--10--*|-------0-3-2-0---0--|
|-------------------------------------|-0-1-3---------3----|
|-------------------------------------|--------------------|

                                         (Guitar 2)
                                      |--------------------|
                                      |--------------------|
                                      |-------7-10-9-7---7-|
                                      |-7-8-10---------10--|
                                      |--------------------|
                                      |--------------------|


[verse]
  D                  G       Bb  C                 D
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-7--x--7--7--x--x------------3--5--x--x--5--x--x--7--7-------------|
|-7--x--7--7--x--x------------3--5--x--x--5--x--x--7--7-------------|
|-5--x--5--5--x--x---5-x-5-5--1--3--x--x--3--x--x--5--5-------0--3--|
|--------------------3-x-3-3----------------------------------------|

 Give me a job, give me security.   give me a chance to survive

 My mother an father, my wife and my friends  I see them laugh in my face


  D                  G       Bb  C           B  Bb A
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-7--x--7--7--x--x------------3--5--5--x--5--4--3--2----------------|
|-7--x--7--7--x--x------------3--5--5--x--5--4--3--2----------------|
|-5--x--5--5--x--x---5-x-5-5--1--3--3--x--3--2--1--0----------------|
|--------------------3-x-3-3---------------------------3--1--0------|

 I'm just a poor soul in the unemployement line, my God I'm hardly alive

 But I've got the power, and I've got the will - I'm not a charity case.
I'll take those


|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|--5---7-------5---------7------3---------5----5/7--7-7-7--|
|--7---8-------5---------7------3---------5----5/7--7-7-7--|
|-------------------------------1---------3----3/5--5-5-5--|
|----------------------------------------------------------|

  Long nights, impossible odds. Keepin my eye on the keyhole. If it takes


|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--5---7-------5---------7-----------------------------------2-|
|--7---8-------5---------7-------------------0-3--2---0------0-|
|-----------------------------------0--1-3---------------3-----|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|

  All night to be just what I am   I'm gonna be a blue collar man


Once more thru the keyboard riff, then thru the verse again.


Make me an offer, that I can't refuse.
Make me a respectable man.
This is my last time in the unemployement line,
so like it or not I'll take those...

then a muted tacit on D5, C5, Bb5, and A:

   D5
||--------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------|
||*-------------------------------------------------|
||*-7-x-x-7-x-x-7-x-x-7-x-x-7-x-x-7-x-x-7-x-x-7-x-x-|
||--5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-|
||--------------------------------------------------|

  ...man.               Keepin my mind on a

  Paradise.             Can it be all I

  C5
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-5-x-x-|
|-3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-|
|-------------------------------------------------|

  better life.                            Where

  heard it was?                           I

  Bb5
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-3-x-x-|
|-1-x-x-1-x-x-1-x-x-1-x-x-1-x-x-1-x-x-1-x-x-1-x-x-|
|-------------------------------------------------|

  happiness,              is only a heartbeat

  close my eyes,          and maybe I'm already


  A               first time           second time
|---------------------------||---------------------|
|---------------------------||---------------------|
|---------------------------||---------------------|
|-2-2-----------------------||-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---|
|-0-0-0-/3-1-/5-3-/7-5-/8-7-||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
|---------------------------||---------------------|

  away.

                              there.


solo and repeat.
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hartdaniel wrote on July 22 2005, 12:00 am

Close

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LaGrange wrote on July 26 2006, 11:41 pm

yea could be better

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Robnfguitarplay wrote on May 2 2008, 04:34 pm

The song is in d minor. The keyboard part should be down a whole step instead of E, G, E, A, G it should be D, F, D, G, F.

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