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'Lil' Devil' by The Cult
                       --------------------------

>From the album 'Electric'
Transcribed by Wayne Ellis. (ellis_w_wayne@bt-web.bt.co.uk)

The guitars are tuned as follows: E A D G B E (from low to high)

[Intro]
 (guitar1 - play twice) 
                              vib                                    vib
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G|-2-2------------2-|-2------------2-2-|-2------------2---|-2-----------2----|
D|-0-0--3--4--4mb-0-|-0--3-p0------0-0-|-0--3--4--4mb-0---|-0--3-p0-----0----|
A|------------------|----------3-------|------------------|----------3-------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

The band come in on the second time around.

[Verse 1]
 (guitar2, overdubs by guitar1)
   D5                D5                 D5                 D5
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D|-----7--7---------|-----7--7---------|-----7--7---------|-----7--7---------|
A|-----5--5---------|-----5--5---------|-----5--5---------|-----5--5---------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
  1   2   3   4
Livin' in a shack   One horse town     Tryin' to get to  'fore the sun going
in a                                   heaven             down

   F5     C5         D5                 D5                 D5
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D|-10\-----5--------|-----7--7---------|-----7--7---------|-----7--7---------|
A|-8-\-----3--------|-----5--5---------|-----5--5---------|-----5--5---------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
  1   2   3   4
Lizard in a bottle   yeah                                 Dizzy in a haze for

   D5                F5      C5         D5
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|-This is fill-1---|
G|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D|-----7--7---------|-10\-----5--------|-----7--77--------|
A|-----5--5---------|-8-\-----3--------|-----5--55--------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|

 40 days            Hey there Little
                    devil

[Chorus 1]
  Guitar 1
   G      C          D5                 F       C          D5
e|-3----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|-3-------1--------|------------------|---------1--------|------------------|
G|-0-------0--------|-2-2--------------|-2-------0--------|-2-2--------------|
D|-0-------2--------|-0-0--3-p0-----0--|-3-------2--------|-0-0--3-p0-----0--|
A|-2-------3--------|------------3-----|-3-------3--------|------------3-----|
E|-3----------------|------------------|-1----------------|------------------|
 |                  |                  |                  |                  |
 |Guitar 2          |            vib   |                  |            vib   |
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D|------------------|-----7--7---------|------------------|-----7--7---------|
A|------------------|-----5--5---------|------------------|-----5--5---------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
  1   2   3   4                         1   2   3   4
Come on little devil                    Be my little   Angel

   G      C          D5                 F                  C
e|-3----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|-3-------1--------|------------------|------------------|-1----------------|
G|-0-------0--------|-2-2--------------|-2----------------|-0----------------|
D|-0-------2--------|-0-0--3-p0-----0--|-3----------------|-2----------------|
A|-2-------3--------|------------3-----|-3----------------|-3----------------|
E|-3----------------|------------------|-1----------------|------------------|
 |                  |                  |                  |                  |
 |                  |            vib   |                  |                  |
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D|------------------|-----7--7---------|------------------|------------------|
A|------------------|-----5--5---------|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
                                        1                  1
Come on little devil                    Be my ....        Yeah  !


 Break
 (guitar 1)
                              vib                                   vib
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G|-2-2------------2-|-2------------2-2-|-2------------2---|-2-----------2----|
D|-0-0--3--4--4mb-0-|-0--3-p0------0-0-|-0--3--4--4mb-0---|-0--3-p0-----0----|
A|------------------|----------3-------|------------------|----------3-------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

Angel                           (aww)

[Verse 2]
(guitar2, overdubs by guitar1)
 D5                  D5                 D5                 D5
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D|-----7--7---------|-----7--7---------|-----7--7---------|-----7--7---------|
A|-----5--5---------|-----5--5---------|-----5--5---------|-----5--5---------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
  1   2   3   4

She came on with an Alligator smile     Dynamite lover    Scorpion child

  C5                  C5                D5                 D5
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D|----5--5----------|-----5--5---------|-----7--7---------|-----7--7---------|
A|----3--3----------|-----3--3---------|-----5--5---------|-----5--5---------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |                  |                  |                  |                  |
 |                  |                  |                  |         vib      |
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G|------------------|------------------|-2-2------------2-|-2------------2---|
D|------------------|------------------|-0-0--3--4--4mb-0-|-0--3-p0------0---|
A|------------------|------------------|------------------|----------3-------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
Tryin to get to      'fore the sun goes Down
heaven

 D5                  D5                 D5                 D5
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D|-----7--7---------|-----7--7---------|-----7--7---------|-----7--77--------|
A|-----5--5---------|-----5--5---------|-----5--5---------|-----5--55--------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
  1   2   3   4
She came home       With a Cyclone kiss Hey there baby you Don't ever miss

  F5      C5         D5
e|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|
G|------------------|------------------|
D|-10\-----5--------|-----7--77--------|
A|-8-\-----3--------|-----5--55--------|
E|------------------|------------------|
  Lizard in a bottle   Yeah

[Chorus 2]
  Guitar 1
   G      C          D5                 F       C          D5
e|-3----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|-3-------1--------|------------------|---------1--------|------------------|
G|-0-------0--------|-2-2--------------|-2-------0--------|-2-2--------------|
D|-0-------2--------|-0-0--3-p0-----0--|-3-------2--------|-0-0--3-p0-----0--|
A|-2-------3--------|------------3-----|-3-------3--------|------------3-----|
E|-3----------------|------------------|-1----------------|------------------|
 |                  |                  |                  |                  |
 |Guitar 2          |            vib   |                  |            vib   |
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D|------------------|-----7--7---------|------------------|-----7--7---------|
A|------------------|-----5--5---------|------------------|-----5--5---------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
  1   2   3   4                         1   2   3   4
Come on little devil                    Be my little   Angel

   G      C          D5                 F                  C
e|-3----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|-3-------1--------|------------------|------------------|-1----------------|
G|-0-------0--------|-2-2--------------|-2----------------|-0----------------|
D|-0-------2--------|-0-0--3-p0-----0--|-3----------------|-2----------------|
A|-2-------3--------|------------3-----|-3----------------|-3----------------|
E|-3----------------|------------------|-1----------------|------------------|
 |                  |                  |                  |                  |
 |                  |            vib   |                  |                  |
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D|------------------|-----7--7---------|------------------|------------------|
A|------------------|-----5--5---------|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
                                        1                  1
Come on little devil                    Be my ....        Yeah  !

 [Guitar Solo]
  Guitar 2
e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|------------------|  Pick-up Bar
D|------------------|
A|------------------|
E|------5/10-\-5/10-|

  a   a   a   a

  Guitar 1
   A5                A5                 A5                 A5
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A|-7--7-------------|-7--7-------------|-7--7-------------|-7--7-------------|
E|-5--5-------------|-5--5-------------|-5--5-------------|-5--5-------------|
 |                  |                  |                  |                  |
 |Guitar 2          |          vib     |                  |         (ph)     |
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G|------------------|------------------|------------------|----------2-------|
D|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A|-0-0--3--4--4mb-0-|-0--3-p0------0-0-|-3--0----3-0------|-3--0---3---------|
E|------------------|----------3-------|------3------3----|------3-----------|

 Angel

  Guitar 1
   A5                A5                 A5
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A|-7--7-------------|-7--7-------------|-7----------------|------------------|
E|-5--5-------------|-5--5-------------|-5----------------|------------------|
 |                  |                  |                  |                  |
 |Guitar 2          |                  |                  |                  |
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8--|-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8/-|
G|-2-0---2-0---2-0--|-2--2-0-----------|-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8--|-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8/-|
D|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
  ph
                                         ah  ah  ah  ah     ah  ah  ah

   D5                D5                 D5                 D5
  Guitar 1
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D|-7--7-------------|-7--7-------------|-7--7-------------|-7--7-------------|
A|-5--5-------------|-5--5-------------|-5--5-------------|-5--5-------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |                  |                  |                  |                  |
 |Guitar 2     vib  |             vib  |                  |                  |
e|------10--8--10---|8--8b-10-8-10--8--|-13b---13--10--10-|---10--------13-15|
B|-8-10-------------|-10-------------10|-------------13b--|13b-13-13b-/15----|
G|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |                  |                  |                  |                  |
 |Guitar 3          |         vib      |                  |         vib      |
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G|-2-2------------2-|-2------------2-2-|-2------------2---|-2-----------2----|
D|-0-0--3--4--4mb-0-|-0--3-p0------0-0-|-0--3--4--4mb-0---|-0--3-p0-----0----|
A|------------------|----------3-------|------------------|----------3-------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

   D5                D5                 D5                 D5
  Guitar 1
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D|-7--7-------------|-7--7-------------|-7----------------|------------------|
A|-5--5-------------|-5--5-------------|-5----------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |                  |                  |                  |                  |
 |Guitar 2          |                  |                  |                  |
e|-15b-r---13-15----|-13--15--17-17b---|-13b-13-----10----|------------------|
B|--------------15--|------------------|---------10---13b-|-13[15]-x3--10mb\-|
G|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------10mb\-|
D|------------------|------------------|------------------|-|-|--|-----------|
A|------------------|------------------|------------------|-|-|--|-----------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |                  |                  |                  |                  |
 |Guitar 3          |         vib      |                  |play 13[15] 3 times
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G|-2-2------------2-|-2------------2---|------------------|------------------|
D|-0-0--3--4--4mb-0-|-0--3-p0------0---|------------------|------------------|
A|------------------|----------3-------|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

[Outro]
(guitar1, guitar2)

 (Play these 4 bars, 3 times)
   G      C          D5                 F       C          D5
e|-3----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|-3-------1--------|------------------|---------1--------|------------------|
G|-0-------0--------|-2-2--------------|-2-------0--------|-2-2--------------|
D|-0-------2--------|-0-0--3-p0-----0--|-3-------2--------|-0-0--3-p0-----0--|
A|-2-------3--------|------------3-----|-3-------3--------|------------3-----|
E|-3----------------|------------------|-1----------------|------------------|
 |                  |                  |                  |                  |
 |                  |            vib   |                  |            vib   |
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D|------------------|-----7--77--------|------------------|-----7--77--------|
A|------------------|-----5--55--------|------------------|-----5--55--------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

C'mon little devil                     Be my    little    Angel (Angel -2ndtime)

   G      C          D5                 F                  C
e|-3----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|-3-------1--------|------------------|------------------|-1----------------|
G|-0-------0--------|-2-2--------------|-2----------------|-0----------------|
D|-0-------2--------|-0-0--3-p0-----0--|-3----------------|-2----------------|
A|-2-------3--------|------------3-----|-3----------------|-3----------------|
E|-3----------------|------------------|-1----------------|------------------|
 |                  |                  |                  |                  | 
 |                  |            vib   |                  |                  |
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D|------------------|-----7--77--------|------------------|------------------|
A|------------------|-----5--55--------|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

C'mon little devil                     Be my               Oh be my

                                        D5
e|------------------|------------------|------------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|
G|------------------|------------------|-2----------------|
D|------------------|------------------|-0----------------|
A|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|
                                        X
  Ah    Ah           Ah     Ah          Angel



Notes
------

The intro riff is based on a blues shuffle pattern in the key of D.
It is also used in the 'break', twice in the guitar solo, snippets
of it are used in the overdubs.

In the verses, guitar 2 plays powerchords. The D5 powerchords fall
within beat 2 for each bar, and F5 and C5 fall on beats 1 and 3,
respectively. Guitar 1 is used to add overdubs - based on the intro
riff. Verse 1 is 11 bars, and verse 2 is 14 bars long.

Both choruses are the same. Guitar 1 plays chords in the first position
and portions of the intro riff, the chords should be raked slightly.
Guitar 2 plays the usual D5 backing. The outro is also very similar to
the choruses.

In the guitar solo there are 3 guitars. Guitar 1 plays the actual solo,
guitar 2 plays the backing rhythm, and guitar 3 plays the intro riff.

The guitar solo begins in the key of A. Guitar 1 plays a single-string
version of the intro riff, transposed to the key of A, for 2 bars. The
solo then uses A-minor pentatonic, up to bar 9. At this point the it
modulates back to the key of D, using D-minor pentatonic. Bars 9 and 10
use notes common to A-minor and D-minor pentatonic.
Technically, it isn't very difficult solo - so long as you have a basic
mastery of rock guitar techniques such as slides and bends - and a bit
of fluency to go with it.

The record has been mixed in a way that makes the parts easy to hear.
Guitar 1 is mixed onto the left stereo channel (with a distant echo in
the right). The basic backing track for the verses and chorus, played by
guitar 2, is mixed onto the right channel.



************************************
 
        b  - bend a full tone (2 frets)
        mb - micro-bend (usually 1/4 tone - see record for details)
       YbZ - bend the note at fret Y to the same pitch
             as the note found at fret Z
        r  - release previous bend
       Y[Z]- Play the note at fret Y which has been previously bent
             to the same pitch as that found on fret Z. (The bend
             is silent when playing this note)
        /  - slide up
        \  - slide down
        X  - mute with palm of picking hand
        ph - 'pinched' harmonic
        vib- vibrato

************************************
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our band rules 10 Jan 13, 2006 08:38 AM

this song is great

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oxocubeingravy 352 Jun 22, 2006 08:56 AM

nice work 5 *****

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ADAM1138 52 Aug 18, 2015 11:42 AM

looks sweet .thanks man

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