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Artist: Television
Song: "Little Johnny Jewel"
Album: Little Johnny Jewel 7" (1975)
Little Johnny Jewel 12" (1979)
Marquee Moon - Deluxe Edition (2003)



Standard Tuning



*This song is a lengthy jam without distinct separation from the guitar parts between Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd, so what I've figured out will be under Guitars I and II.



MAIN RIFF: (Played only by the bass during intro up to the first chorus break, then second guitar plays it throughout.)
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|-0----------------------------------------------|
D|-------2----------------------------------------|
A|-------------0----------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|-0----------------------------------------------|
A|-------2----------------------------------------|
E|-------------0----------------------------------|



Lead that comes in with palm muted improvised picking very high up the neck, followed by this:
INTRO LEAD:
Guitar I
 * palm mute throughout
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------0--0--0--0-----0--0--1-----2-|
E|------------------------------------------------|
+
 * palm mute throughout
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------2--3--4--5-----6--7--8--9--10|
A|-3-----4--5--6----------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
+
 * palm mute throughout
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------2--3--4--5--6--7--8--9--10~-----|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------111111~------------------|
D|----------------121212--------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------121212~----------141414~-|
D|----------------141414-----------161616---------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
+
 * palm mute throughout
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------131313~-15151515~--------------|
G|----------141414--------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
+
 * palm mute throughout
e|----------------12-12---------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------b13r12~--------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
+
e|----------------12------------------------------|
B|-------------------12----------12---------------|
G|---------------------b13r12~--------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
+
e|-------------------14----12~---------14-12------|
B|-------------------15----13~---------15-13------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
+
e|-14\12---------/16---/16-16~--------------------|
B|-15\13---------/17---/17-17~--------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------9--------9--------9-------|
G|----------------11-------11b------11b------11b~-|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------11/---11/---11/--|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|



CHORUS:
Guitar I
e|-15----17~---15----17~---15----17~---15----17~--|
B|--14----------14----------14----------14--------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
+
e|-16----19~---16----19~---16----19~---16----19~--|
B|--15----------15----------15----------15--------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|



CHORUS:
Guitar II
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|-6-----6-----6----------------------------------|
D|-5-----5-----5----------------------------------|
A|-4-----4-----4----------------------------------|
E|-5-----5-----5----------------------------------|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|-13----13----13---------------------------------|
D|-12----12----12---------------------------------|
A|-11----11----11---------------------------------|
E|-12----12----12---------------------------------|



VERSE
Guitar II plays MAIN RIFF
Guitar I does fills throughout
Fill I:
               (he's just tryin' to television)
e|----------------------------------------12~-----|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
+
Fill II:
             (well some thought this was sad)
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------b14r13~---|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
+
Fill III:
                   (and others thought it mad)
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------15--15--15--15------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
+
Fill IV:
              (they're just scratchin' the surface)
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------xx-xx-x-xx-xx-x--|
G|-------------------------------xx-xx-x-xx-xx-x--|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
+
Fill V:
                (J.J., he could do the floor kiss)
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------13~---13~--|
D|-------------------------------------12~---12~--|
A|-------------------------------------11~---11~--|
E|-------------------------------------12~---12~--|



HARMONIC MAIN RIFF:
e|------<12>--------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|<12>--------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------<12>----------~---------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------<12>--------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|<12>--------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------<12>----------~--~--~---------------|
+
Variations
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|<12>--------------------------------------------|
D|-------2----------------------------------------|
A|-------------0----------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|<5>---------------------------------------------|
A|----------2-------------------------------------|
E|-------------0----------------------------------|



Guitar I plays more fills, but just listen or improvise 
because they are all similar to the previous.



Then when Guitar II goes back into the MAIN RIFF, Guitar I 
improvises with several quick slides high up the neck that 
get progressively faster and evolve into random tapping of 
high notes and scraped muted notes, leading into the SOLO.



SOLO/BRIDGE:
Guitar I
e|-15~---15----15~---12---------------------------|
B|----------------------13~---12-13----15----15---|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
+
e|-15~---15----15~---12---------------------------|
B|----------------------13~---12-13----15----15---|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-15-15----15-15-15-12-13-12---------------------|
G|----------------------------14-12-11-12~---12-11| etc.
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|



BRIDGE/SOLO:
Guitar II
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-5-----------5-----------5-----------5-----5----|
G|-5-----------5-----------5-----------5-----5----|
D|-7-----------7-----------7-----------7-----7----|
A|-7-----------7-----------7--------7--7-----7----|
E|-5-----------5-----------5--------5--5-----5----|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----0----|
G|-0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----0----|
D|-2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----2----|
A|-2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----2----|
E|-0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----0----|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-5-----------5-----------5-----5-----5-----5----|
G|-5-----------5-----------5-----5-----5-----5----|
D|-7-----------7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7----|
A|-7-----------7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7----|
E|-5-----------5-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5----|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-0-----------0-----------0-----0-----0-----0----|
G|-0-----------0-----------0-----0-----0-----0----|
D|-2-----------2-----------2-----2-----2-----2--7-|
A|-2-----------2-----------2-----2-----2-----2--7-|
E|-0-----------0-----------0-----0-----0-----0--5-|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-5-----------5-----------5-----------5----------|
G|-5-----------5-----------5-----------5----------|
D|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7----|
A|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7----|
E|-5-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5----|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8----|
G|-9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9----|
D|-9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9----|
A|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7----|
E|-0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8----|
G|-9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9----|
D|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7----|
A|-0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----|
E|------------------------------------------------|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8----|
G|-9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9----|
D|-9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9----|
A|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7----|
E|-0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8----|
G|-9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9----|
D|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7----|
A|-0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----|
E|------------------------------------------------|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8----|
G|-9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9----|
D|-9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9----|
A|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7----|
E|-0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-5-----------5-----------5-----------5----------|
G|-5-----------5-----------5-----------5----------|
D|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7----|
A|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7----|
E|-5-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5----|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-0-----------0-----------0-----0-----0-----0----|
G|-0-----------0-----------0-----0-----0-----0----|
D|-2-----------2-----------2-----2-----2-----2--7-|
A|-2-----------2-----------2-----2-----2-----2--7-|
E|-0-----------0-----------0-----0-----0-----0--5-|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-5-----------5-----------5-----------5----------|
G|-5-----------5-----------5-----------5----------|
D|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7----|
A|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7----|
E|-5-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5----|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-0-----------0-----------0-----0-----0-----0----|
G|-0-----------0-----------0-----0-----0-----0----|
D|-2-----------2-----------2-----2-----2-----2----|
A|-2-----------2-----------2-----2-----2-----2----|
E|-0-----------0-----------0-----0-----0-----0----|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-5-----------5-----------5-----------5----------|
G|-5-----------5-----------5-----------5----------|
D|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7----|
A|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7----|
E|-5-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5----|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8----|
G|-9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9----|
D|-9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9----|
A|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7----|
E|-0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8----|
G|-9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9----|
D|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7----|
A|-0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----|
E|------------------------------------------------|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8----|
G|-9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9----|
D|-9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9----|
A|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7----|
E|-0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8----|
G|-9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9----|
D|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7----|
A|-0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----|
E|------------------------------------------------|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8----|
G|-9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9----|
D|-9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9----|
A|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7----|
E|-0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8----|
G|-9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9----|
D|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7----|
A|-0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----|
E|------------------------------------------------|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8----|
G|-9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9----|
D|-9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9----|
A|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7----|
E|-0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8----|
G|-9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9----|
D|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7----|
A|-0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----|
E|------------------------------------------------|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8----|
G|-9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9----|
D|-9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9----|
A|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7----|
E|-0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-5-----------5-----------5-----------5----------|
G|-5-----------5-----------5-----------5----------|
D|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7----|
A|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7-----7----|
E|-5-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5----|
+
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-0-----------0-----------0-----0-----0-----0----|
G|-0-----------0-----------0-----0-----0-----0----|
D|-2-----------2-----------2-----2-----2-----2----|
A|-2-----------2-----------2-----2-----2-----2----|
E|-0-----------0-----------0-----0-----0-----0----|



Song Structure:

Guitar I:
Improvised muted high notes @ 0:06
INTRO LEAD @ 0:16
CHORUS @ 1:02
VERSE (drop out)
FILL I @ 1:49
FILL II @ 1:52
FILL III @ 1:56
FILL IV @ 2:00
FILL V @ 2:05
Improvise fills @ 2:19 til slide build up and SOLO
SOLO/BRIDGE @ 3:40
CHORUS @ 5:38
VERSE (drop out) @ 6:09
improvised fills/muted scratching
END on Em @ 6:54

Guitar II:
INTRO (drop out)
CHORUS @ 1:02
VERSE (MAIN RIFF) @ 1:33
HARMONIC MAIN RIFF (Variation) @ 2:18
HARMONIC MAIN RIFF @ 2:22
HARMONIC MAIN RIFF (Variation) @ 2:54
HARMONIC MAIN RIFF @ 3:05
MAIN RIFF @ 3:09
BRIDGE/SOLO @ 3:40
CHORUS @ 5:38
VERSE (MAIN RIFF) @ 6:09



That's it. Because of this songs length and repetitive, loose, jam-like structure, feel free to play along to the song and improvise any of the bit I left out like the rest of the solo.

Please feel free to leave comments, corrections, requests, and suggestions. Cheers!
-Bennyshambles78-



            
            
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stevenridings 21 Aug 26, 2017 12:37 PM

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