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Here is my tablature for The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy. 
It's a brilliant tune in my opinion!

PLEASE READ: You may notice a difference between this tab and others for this song. 
There is no doubt that Thin Lizzy down-tuned their guitars to Eb for this
song (and a lot of their material) but to save the annoyance of having to
change guitars at gigs to play it or to play it in the wrong key I've tabbed
this in standard tuning and in the correct key. I won't take any notice of
comments pointing out that "It's in the wrong tuning". In my opinion, it's 
easier to play this way and also sounds pretty much exactly the same!

PLEASE NOTE: This is a tab for BOTH guitar parts. Never fear band members,
someone (me) has bothered to tab it for you!
I've also tried to make it easier to learn by splitting the song up into
several sections.

Enjoy! samtownsend (Sam Townsend) (cut-the-mustard@hotmail.com)


(Structure)

PATTERN 1 (Intro)
PATTERN 2 (Verse)
PATTERN 3 (Chorus)
PATTERN 4 (Guitar Fill)
PATTERN 2 (Verse)
PATTERN 3 (Chorus)
PATTERN 5 (Bridge)
PATTERN 2 (Verse)
PATTERN 6 (Last Chorus)
PATTERN 7 (Solo)
PATTERN 8 (Outro)

(Fade Out)         

[Intro]

 Guitar 1
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|------------------------3----6-|
D|-6----[   DAMPENED   ]--3----6-| 
A|-6----6-8-8-8-6----6-8--1----4-|
E|-4---------------8-------------|(x4)

 Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|------------------------3----6-|
D|-6----[   LET RING   ]--3----6-|
A|-6----------------------1----4-|
E|-4-----------------------------|(x4)


[Verse]

 Guitar 1
e|-4----3----4----1----3----1----6----6--- |-4----3----4----7----3----1----6----6----|
B|-4----4----6----1----4----1----6----6--- |-4----4----6----9----4----1----6----6----|
G|-5----3----6----1----3----1----6----6--- |-5----3----6----9----3----1----6----6----|
D|-6----5----6----3----5----3----6----6--- |-6----5----6----9----5----3----6----6----|
A|-6----3----4----3----3----3----8----6--- |-6----3----4----7----3----3----8----6----|
E|-4----x----x----1----x----1----6----6--- |-4----x----x----x----x----1----6----6----|

 Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------------- |-----------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------- |-----------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------- |-----------------------------------------|
D|------5----6---------5---------3----1--- |------5----6----9----5---------3----1----|
A|-6----3----4----3----3----3----1----1--- |-6----3----4----7----3----3----1----1----|
E|-4--------------1---------1------------- |-4------------------------1--------------|


[Chorus]

 Guitar 1 & Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|------------------------3----6-|
D|-6----[   LET RING   ]--3----6-| 
A|-6----------------------1----4-|
E|-4-----------------------------|(x4)


[Guitar Fill]

 Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------5-------------5-------------8-------------6-6-6-6-5---5----|
D|-6-6h8p6----6--6-6h8p6----6--6-6h8p6----6--6-6h8p6-----------8----6-|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------4-------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------4-------------------------------|
G|---------5-------------5-------------8-------------6-6-6-6-----5-------------------------------|
D|-6-6h8p6----6--6-6h8p6----6--6-6h8p6----6--6-6h8p6-------------6-(Then the rest of PATTERN 2)--|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------6-------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------7-6-4-------------------------------|

 Guitar 2
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------6-------------6-------------8-------------8-8-8-8-6---6----|
A|-6-6h8p6----6--6-6h8p6----6--6-6h8p6----6--6-6h8p6-----------8----6-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------5b6-5-----------------------------------------|
D|---------6-------------6-------------8-------------------8-6-------(Then the rest of PATTERN 2)--|
A|-6-6h8p6----6--6-6h8p6----6--6-6h8p6----6--6-6h8p6---------------6-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------7-6-4-------------------------------|


[Bridge]

(Part 1)

 Guitar 1                                                                    
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------5-------------5-------------8-------------6-6-6-6-5---5----|
D|-6-6h8p6----6--6-6h8p6----6--6-6h8p6----6--6-6h8p6-----------8----6-|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|(x2)

 Guitar 2
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------6-------------6-------------8-------------8-8-8-8-6---6----| 
A|-6-6h8p6----6--6-6h8p6----6--6-6h8p6----6--6-6h8p6-----------8----6-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|(x2)

(Part 2)

 Guitar 1
e|---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--3----1----6----6----1-|
B|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--4----1----6----6----1-|
G|---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--3----1----6----6----1-|
D|---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--5----3----6----6----3-| 
A|---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--3----3----8----6----3-|
E|------------------------------------x----1----6----6----1-|(x2)

 Guitar 2
e|---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4------------------------|
B|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6------------------------|
G|---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--5---------3----3------|
D|---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--5----3----3----1----3-| 
A|---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--3----3----1----1----3-|
E|-----------------------------------------1--------------1-|(x2)


[Last Chorus]

 Guitar 1
e|-------------------------------|        e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|        B|-------------------------------------|
G|------------------------3----6-|        G|-------------------------------------|
D|-6----[   LET RING   ]--3----6-|        D|-----------------------------------6-|
A|-6----------------------1----4-|        A|-6-----------------------------6h8---|
E|-4-----------------------------|(x2)    E|-4-----------------------------------|

 Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------|        e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|        B|-------------------------------|
G|------------------------3----6-|        G|-------------------------------|
D|-6----[   LET RING   ]--3----6-|        D|------[   LET RING   ]--3----6-| 
A|-6----------------------1----4-|        A|-6----------------------1----4-|
E|-4-----------------------------|(x2)    E|-4-----------------------------|(x2)


[Solo]

 Guitar 1
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-4---1---1--2--4------1--2--4------------|
G|------------------1------------1---------|
D|----------------------------------6---/8-|  
A|----------------------------------4---/6-|
E|-----------------------------------------|(x2)

 Guitar 2
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-5---1------1--3---------1--3------------|
D|---------4--------3---4--------3--6---/8-|  
A|----------------------------------4---/6-|
E|-----------------------------------------|(x2)


[Outro]

 Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------5-------------5-------------8-------------6-6-6-6-5---5----|
D|-6-6h8p6----6--6-6h8p6----6--6-6h8p6----6--6-6h8p6-----------8----6-|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|(x3)

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------9----|
G|---------5-------------5-------------8-------------6-6-6-6-5------8-|
D|-6-6h8p6----6--6-6h8p6----6--6-6h8p6----6--6-6h8p6-----------8------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------9-9-9-9-8----8----|
B|----------9--------------9--------------11------------------------11----9-|
G|-8-8h10p8----8--8-8h10p8----8--8-8h10p8-----8--8-8h10p8-------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------8--------------8--------------11--------------9-9-9-9-8----8----|
B|-9-9h11p9----9--9-9h11p9----9--9-9h11p9-----9--9-9h11p9-----------11---9--|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 Guitar 2
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------6-------------6-------------8-------------8-8-8-8-6---6----| 
A|-6-6h8p6----6--6-6h8p6----6--6-6h8p6----6--6-6h8p6-----------8----6-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|(x6)

************************************

| x  Dead note
| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| b  Bend
| /  Slide up
| [   DAMPENED   ] 
| [   LET RING   ] 

************************************

            
            
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Sir Jazz Chops 10 Jan 25, 2011 05:12 AM

Bloody good tab, Brilliant layout

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samtownsend 65 Jun 02, 2011 06:05 AM

Read the description.

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dradfromthebu 40 Jan 21, 2012 01:08 PM

In the second part of the verse, after you go up to the E, the next chord is a C#m.

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