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"Nickel Romeo"
The Bangles
(Michael Steele on bass and lead vocals) 
Tabs by: Marianna & Peachy
Transcribed by: LazyDogPeachy

For more info on Michael Steele, visit: micki-steel.net

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHA_2NtHKlk

Standard tune; 4/4
 

[Intro]                                         

G|--------------------------|-------------------------| 
D|--------------------------|--------------------3-x--|
A|-3h5-5-5--5-5--5-5--5p3-0-|-3h5-5-5--5-5--5-5-----5-|  
E|--------------------------|-------------------------|4x  
                   
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|-3h5-5-5--5-5--5-5--5p3-0-|
E|--------------------------|


[Verse 1]

G|--------------------------|-------------------------| 
D|--------------------------|--------------------3-x--|
A|-3h5-5-5--5-5--5-5--5p3-0-|-3h5-5-5--5-5--5-5-----5-|  
E|--------------------------|-------------------------|
   Hey sugar,                 Had that dream again,

G|--------------------------|-------------------------| 
D|--------------------------|--------------------3-x--|
A|-3h5-5-5--5-5--5-5--5p3-0-|-3h5-5-5--5-5--5-5-----5-|  
E|--------------------------|-------------------------|
   I saw you in your red      suit.
   crushed velvet
G|--------------------------|-------------------------| 
D|--------------------------|--------------------3-x--|
A|-3h5-5-5--5-5--5-5--5p3-0-|-3h5-5-5--5-5--5-5-----5-|  
E|--------------------------|-------------------------|
   Rolling,                   on my feather bed,

G|--------------------------|-------------------------| 
D|--------------------------|--------------------3----|
A|-3h5-5-5--5-5--5-5--5p3-0-|-3h5-5-5--5-5--5-5---x---|  
E|--------------------------|----------------------3/5|
   A Cheshire cat in          boots.
   yellow Beatle 


[Pre-chorus]

G|----------------------|----------------------|     
D|-7-7-7-9p7-7--7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-9p7-7--7-7-7-7-|
A|----------------------|----------------------|    
E|----------------------|----------------------|     
   Who's that stranger    lying in your arms?

G|----------------------|----------------------|   
D|-3-/-5-5------5~---5--|-3-/-5-5------5~---5--|   
A|------------5---------|-------------5--------|   
E|----------------------|----------------------|  
  Her fingers' running    chest.
  your tattooed 

G|----------------------|----------------------|     
D|-7-7-7-9p7-7--7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-9p7-7--7-7-7-7-|
A|----------------------|----------------------|    
E|----------------------|----------------------|   
   Valentino's            cranking up the charm     

G|----------------------|----------------------|
D|-3-/-5-5------5~---5--|----------------------|
A|-------------5--------|----------------------|
E|----------------------|--1-1-1-------0-1-3-5-|
   And its comming like    pictures 
   a freight train these   in my head.

[Chorus]               

 
G|---------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------------|
D|------5--5-5-5-------|------5--5-5-5----|-----5--5-5-5-----|-----------5------------|
A|-5-5-----------------|-3-3--------------|-5-5--------------|-3-3--3h5hx--3h5--0-3-5-|
E|----------------3h5--|---------------3--|---------------5--|------------------------|
   Hey mister            nickel Romeo       everybody         name
                                            knows your 

G|---------------------|------------------|------------------------|----------------------|
D|------5--5-5-5-------|------------------|---7-7-7-9p7-7--7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-9p7-7--7-7-7-7-|
A|-5-5-----------------|-3-3--------------|------------------------|----------------------|  
E|----------------3h5--|--------3------3--|-5----------------------|----------------------|  
   Hey, hey  mister     Tell    what's the  game?
                        me mister
            
[Interlude]

G|--------------------------|-------------------------| 
D|--------------------------|--------------------3-x--|
A|-3h5-5-5--5-5--5-5--5p3-0-|-3h5-5-5--5-5--5-5-----5-|  
E|--------------------------|-------------------------|2x
   Aah..aah..                 Aah..aah..

[Verse 2]

G|--------------------------|-------------------------| 
D|--------------------------|--------------------3-x--|
A|-3h5-5-5--5-5--5-5--5p3-0-|-3h5-5-5--5-5--5-5-----5-|  
E|--------------------------|-------------------------|
   Falling,                   Yes, she will fall,

G|--------------------------|-------------------------| 
D|--------------------------|--------------------3-x--|
A|-3h5-5-5--5-5--5-5--5p3-0-|-3h5-5-5--5-5--5-5-----5-|  
E|--------------------------|-------------------------|
   Your latest victim bites   sighs.
   her lips and
G|--------------------------|-------------------------| 
D|--------------------------|--------------------3-x--|
A|-3h5-5-5--5-5--5-5--5p3-0-|-3h5-5-5--5-5--5-5-----5-|  
E|--------------------------|-------------------------|
   She'll do,                 that nasty job
                              for you,
G|--------------------------|-------------------------| 
D|--------------------------|--------------------3----|
A|-3h5-5-5--5-5--5-5--5p3-0-|-3h5-5-5--5-5--5-5---x---|  
E|--------------------------|----------------------3\5|
   Insinuating kisses         sly.
   on the


[Pre-chorus]

G|----------------------|----------------------|     
D|-7-7-7-9p7-7--7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-9p7-7--7-7-7-7-|
A|----------------------|----------------------|    
E|----------------------|----------------------|     
   Oh, I remember         how you get your kicks,

G|----------------------|----------------------|   
D|-3-/-5-5------5~---5--|-3-/-5-5------5~---5--|   
A|------------5---------|-------------5--------|   
E|----------------------|----------------------|  
  Preying on the in-      night,
  nocent at 

G|----------------------|----------------------|     
D|-7-7-7-9p7-7--7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-9p7-7--7-7-7-7-|
A|----------------------|----------------------|    
E|----------------------|----------------------|   
   Strange desperation    you got to cop that 
                          fix,
G|----------------------|----------------------|
D|-3-/-5-5------5~---5--|----------------------|
A|-------------5--------|----------------------|
E|----------------------|--1-1-1-------0-1-3-5-|
   Making every little     keeping 
   girl is                 you alive.


[Chorus]               

G|---------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------------|
D|------5--5-5-5-------|------5--5-5-5----|-----5--5-5-5-----|-----------5------------|
A|-5-5-----------------|-3-3--------------|-5-5--------------|-3-3--3h5hx--3h5--0-3-5-|
E|----------------3h5--|---------------3--|---------------5--|------------------------|
   Hey mister            nickel Romeo       everybody         name
                                            knows your 

G|---------------------|------------------|------------------------|----------------------|
D|------5--5-5-5-------|------------------|---7-7-7-9p7-7--7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-9p7-7--7-7-7-7-|
A|-5-5-----------------|-3-3--------------|------------------------|----------------------|  
E|----------------3h5--|--------3------3--|-5----------------------|----------------------|  
   Hey, hey  mister     Tell    what's the  game?
                        me mister
G|---------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------------|
D|------5--5-5-5-------|------5--5-5-5----|-----5--5-5-5-----|-----------5------------|
A|-5-5-----------------|-3-3--------------|-5-5--------------|-3-3--3h5hx--3h5--0-3-5-|
E|----------------3h5--|---------------3--|---------------5--|------------------------|
   Hey mister            nickel Romeo       everybody         name
                                            knows your 

G|---------------------|------------------|------------------------|----------------------|
D|------5--5-5-5-------|------------------|---7-7-7-9p7-7--7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-9p7-7--7-7-7-7-|
A|-5-5-----------------|-3-3--------------|------------------------|----------------------|  
E|----------------3h5--|--------3------3--|-5----------------------|----------------------|  
   Hey, hey  mister     Tell    what's the  game?
                        me mister
G|----------------------|----------------------|     
D|-7-7-7-9p7-7--7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-9p7-7--7-7-7-7-|
A|----------------------|----------------------|    
E|----------------------|----------------------| 
   Oh, Nickel Romeo       shame.
   you got no


[Solo]  
                    
G|--------------|---------------|--------------|--------------|       
D|--------------|---------------|--------------|--------------|       
A|-1--1-1---1-x-|---------------|-3--3-3---3-0-|--------------|       
E|--------------|-1--1-1---1--0-|--------------|-3--3-3---3-0-| (3x)  

G|-------------------------|-------------------------|    
D|---7-7-7-9p7-7---7-7-7-7-|---7-7-7-9p7-7---7-7-7-7-|   
A|-0~------------0~--------|-0~------------0~--------|   
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

G|-------------------------|-------------------------|    
D|---7-7-7-9p7-7---7-7-7-7-|-------------------------|   
A|-0~------------0~--------|-------------------------|   
E|-------------------------|-5.5.5.5.5.5.5.5.5.-5/17-|


[Chorus]

G|---------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------------|
D|------5--5-5-5-------|------5--5-5-5----|-----5--5-5-5-----|-----------5------------|
A|-5-5-----------------|-3-3--------------|-5-5--------------|-3-3--3h5hx--3h5--0-3-5-|
E|----------------3h5--|---------------3--|---------------5--|------------------------|
   Hey mister            nickel Romeo       everybody         name
                                            knows your 

G|---------------------|------------------|------------------------|---------------7-------|
D|------5--5-5-5-------|------------------|---7-7-7-9p7-7--7-7-7-7-|----------7h9hx-9-7----|
A|-5-5-----------------|-3-3--------------|------------------------|-0-0-0-0-----------0-3-|  
E|----------------3h5--|--------3------3--|-5----------------------|-----------------------|  
   Hey, hey  mister     Tell    what's the  game?
                        me mister
G|---------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------------|
D|------5--5-5-5-------|------5--5-5-5----|-----5--5-5-5-----|-----------5------------|
A|-5-5-----------------|-3-3--------------|-5-5--------------|-3-3--3h5hx--3h5--0-3-5-|
E|----------------3h5--|---------------3--|---------------5--|------------------------|
   Hey mister            nickel Romeo       everybody         name
                                            knows your 

G|---------------------|------------------|------------------------|----------------------|
D|------5--5-5-5-------|------------------|---7-7-7-9p7-7--7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-9p7-7--7-7-7-7-|
A|-5-5-----------------|-3-3--------------|------------------------|----------------------|  
E|----------------3h5--|--------3------3--|-5----------------------|----------------------|  
   Hey, hey  mister     Tell    what's the  game?
                        me mister

[Coda]

G|-------------------------|-------------------------|    
D|---7-7-7-9p7-7---7-7-7-7-|---7-7-7-9p7-7---7-7-7-7-|   
A|-0~------------0~--------|-0~------------0~--------|   
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
  'Cause you got no shame...

G|-------------------------|-------------------------|    
D|---7-7-7-9p7-7---7-7-7-7-|---7-7-7-9p7-7---7-7-7-7-|   
A|-0~------------0~--------|-0~------------0~--------|   
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
  I think I'm going insane...

G|-------------------------|-------------------------|    
D|---7-7-7-9p7-7---7-7-7-7-|---7-7-7-9p7-7---7-7-7-7-|   
A|-0~------------0~--------|-0~------------0~--------|   
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
  And you're to blame   

[Outro]
(repeat these measures to fade)

G|------------------|----------------|-------------------------|-------------------------| 
D|------------------|----------------|---7-7-7-9p7-7---7-7-7-7-|---7-7-7-9p7-7---7-7-7-7-| 
A|------------------|----------------|-0~------------0~--------|-0~------------0~--------|
E|-0/5--5-5---5-5\0-|-0/5--5-5---5-5-|-------------------------|-------------------------|


****************************
| h - hammer on              
| p - pull off              
| / - slide up
| \ - slide down
| x - dead note

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