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Its Only Rock N Roll Tab

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IT'S ONLY ROCK 'N' ROLL
by The Rolling Stones
(M. Jagger, K. Richards)
(c) 1974


[INTRO]
   E
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-10/12~--10/12-10-9----------9------------------|
G|-11/13~--11/13-11-9--9----9--11(13)11p9------9~-|
D|---------------------9h11---------------9h11----|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|


[VERSE RIFF]

e|-0-----0----0--0-----0--|
B|-0-----0----0--0-----0--|
G|---0h1-----------0h1----|
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|

E
If I could stick my pen in my heart
I would spill it all over the stage
Would it satisfy ya, would it slide on by ya,
Would you think the boy is strange?
         A  G  E
Ain't he strange?

E
If I could win ya, If I could sing ya
a love song so divine
would it be enough for your cheating heart
if I broke down and cried?
     A G E
If I cried?


[CHORUS] (Chuck Berry) RIFF:
e|-------12---------12------------------------|
B|-12----12---12----12---12-------------------|
G|-14(16)-----14(16)-----14(16)-14--12(14)----|
D|-----------------------------------------14-|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

       A                                        E
I said I know... it's only rock and roll, but I like it
A
I know... it's only rock and roll,
       E        D        A     E
but I like it, like it, yes I do
        A
Oh well I like it
   E
I like it
   A
I like it
        D         A
I said can't you see
      D        A              E
that this old boy has been a-lonely


[VERSE]
E
If I could stick a knife in my heart
Suicide right on the stage
Would it be enough for your teenage lust
Would it help to ease the pain?
          A G E
Ease your brain?

E
If I could dig down deep in my heart
Feelings would flood on the page
Would it satisfy ya, would it slide on by ya,
Would you think the boy's insane?
     A G E
He's insane


[CHORUS] (Chuck Berry) RIFF:
e|-------12---------12------------------------|
B|-12----12---12----12---12-------------------|
G|-14(16)-----14(16)-----14(16)-14--12(14)----|
D|-----------------------------------------14-|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

       A                                        E
I said I know... it's only rock and roll, but I like it
A
I know... it's only rock and roll,
       E        D        A     E
but I like it, like it, yes I do
        A
Oh well I like it
   E
I like it
   A
I like it
        D         A
I said can't you see
      D        A              E
that this old boy has been a-lonely


[BRIDGE]
    B
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|-------9-11(12)-(13)-(13)-(13)-(13)-(13)11~-|
D|--9h11--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

e|------11------11-------9-|
B|-------------------------|
G|-9/11----9/11----11\9~---|
D|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|

   A
e|----------------------------------------|
B|-12-----12--12-----12-------------------|
G|-14(16)-----14(16)----------------------|
D|----------------------14(16)-12(13)-----|
A|------------------------------------14~-|
E|----------------------------------------|

e|------11------11-------9-|
B|-------------------------|
G|-9/11----9/11----11\9~---|
D|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|

B                                           A
And do ya think that you're the only girl around?
B                                              A
I bet you think that you're the only woman in town.


[SOLO] (very choppy and aggressive):

    2x
e||-------------------------------------||
B||-12------12-----12------12-----------||
G||-14(16)--14(16)-14(16)-(16)14-12-----||
D||---------------------------------14--||
A||-------------------------------------||
E||-------------------------------------||

e|-------12-12-------12-12---------------12-|
B|-12----12-12-12----12-12-15------------12-|
G|-14(16)------14(16)------14(16)14-12h13---|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

e|-----------12---------12-12---------12---------12---------12-|
B|-12--------12--12-----12-12--12-----12--12-----12-12-12---12-|
G|-14(16)--------14(16)--------14(16)-----14(16)----14(16)-----|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------12---------12-------------------------------|
B|-12-12--12--12-12--12---15------15------------9-----|
G|-14(16)-----14(16)-----(16)14--(16)14------9-11(13)-|
D|---------------------------------------9h11---------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|


[CHORUS] (Chuck Berry) RIFF:
e|-------12---------12------------------------|
B|-12----12---12----12---12-------------------|
G|-14(16)-----14(16)-----14(16)-14--12(14)----|
D|-----------------------------------------14-|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

       A                                        E
I said I know... it's only rock and roll, but I like it
A
I know... it's only rock and roll,
       E        D        A     E
but I like it, like it, yes I do
        A
Oh well I like it
   E
I like it
   A
I like it
        D         A
I said can't you see
      D        A              E
that this old boy has been a-lonely

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"I like it" Acoustic A riff:
----------------------------

    A                       E
e|--0-x-x---0---0--0---0----0-|
B|--2-x-x---2---5--3---2----0-|
G|--2-x-x---2---6--4---2----1-|
D|--2-x-x---2---------------2-|
A|--0-x-x---0---------------2-|
E|--------------------------0-|

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Accompanying electric lick:
---------------------------

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|-14(16)-14(16)-14(16)14--12(13)-----|
D|--------------------------------14~-|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|


[OUTRO RIFF]

e|----------------------------------------|
B|-12-----12--------12--------------------|
G|-14(16)-14(16)----14(16)~-14-12(13)-----|
D|------------------------------------14~-|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

"It's only Rock 'n' Roll but I like it...It's Only Rock 'n' Roll..."

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NOTES:
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1. Bending

Strike the note and bend up 1/2 step (one fret).

----------5(6)--------------

whole step bend (two frets)

---------5(7)---------------

2. Bend & Release

Strike the note and bend up 1/2 (or whole) step, then release the
bend back to the original note. All three notes are tied, only
the first note is struck.
---------5(7)5--------------

3. Pre-Bend

Strike note in bent 1/2 (or whole) step, then release.

---------(7)5---------------

4. Unison Bend

Strike the two note simultaneously and bend the lower note to the pitch of the higher.

--------5(7)----------------|
--------5(7)----------------|

5. Vibrato

Vibrate the note by rapidly bending and releasing the string
with a left-hand finger.

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Nirvana12390 291 Jun 03, 2005 08:00 PM

Whoa this tab is pretty undiscovered, I liked it

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wag89 10 Apr 18, 2006 05:05 PM

sweet tab my man, very nice, spot on

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AfroThunder242 10 Oct 17, 2006 12:18 PM

Great tab!

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