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The Boys Are Back In Town bass

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*** Please note that this tab is in the key of "Ab" which is what the song is in.
    However, Thin Lizzy tuned their instruments up 1/2 step so as to effectively
    play in the key of "A". 

Tabbed by: BASSteve

Tuning: EADG

Time signature: 4/4


*My tabs are meant to be read in conjunction with listening to the song.
In other words, there are no specific notations to account for note/rest duration. 
However, you will find that I've made an attempt to strategically space the notes 
and rests within their respective measures in order to represent the appropriate 
durations.



  INTRO

   4x
G||--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D||--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A||--------------------------------|8-8-8---6-------6-----6-8-------|
E||4-------------------------------|--------------8-----------------|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
A|--------------------------------|4-------------------------------||
E|6-------------------------------|--------------------------------||



VERSE 1

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|4-----4-4-----4-4-----4-4-------|3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3-------|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------3-----3-4-----4-6-------|3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3-------|
A|4-----4-------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



G|--------5-----5-----------------|--------------------------------|
D|----------------5-----5---------|3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3-------|
A|3-----3-----------------3-------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|1-----1-1-----1-1-----1-1-------|
A|1-----1-3---r---4---r---1---r---|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|6-----6-6-----6-6-----6-6-------|5-----5-5-----5-5-----5-5-------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------9-----9-----------------|
A|4-----4-4-----4-4-----4-4-------|7-----7---------7-----7-3-------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



G|--------------------------------|--------5-----5-----------------|
D|--------------------------------|3-----3---------5-----5---------|
A|3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3-------|------------------------3-------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|1-----1-1-----1-1-----1-1-----6-|
A|1-----1-1-----1-1-----1-1-------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



CHORUS 

  3x
G||--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D||------6-------6-------6-------6-|------6-------6-------6---------|
A||--------------------------------|------------------------------4-|
E||4-------4-------4-------4-------|4-------4-------4-------4-------|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
D|--------------------------------|------------------------------6-||
A|--------------------------------|4-----4-4-----4-4-----4-4-------||
E|6-----6-6-----6-6-----6-6-------|--------------------------------||



GUITAR SOLO 1

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|4-----4-4---4-------4---4---4---|6-----6-6---6-------6---6---6---|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|3-----3-3---3-------3---3---3---|6-----6-6---6-------6---6---6---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|4-----4-4---4-------4---4---4---|6-----6-6---6-------6---6---6---|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|3-----3-3---3-------3---3---3---|6----6----6------6----6----6----|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



VERSE 2

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|4-----4-4-----4-4-----4-4-------|3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3-------|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------3-----3-4-----4-6-------|3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3-------|
A|4-----4-------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3-------|
A|3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3-------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|1-----1-1-----1-1-----1-1-----6-|
A|1-----1-3---r---4---r---1---r---|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



G|----------------8-----8---------|--------------------------------|
D|6-----6-6---------------6-------|5-----5-5-----5-5-----5-5-------|
A|--------------------------------|------------------------------4-|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------3-----3-4-----4-6-------|--------6-----6-9-----9---------|
A|4-----4-------------------------|7-----7-----------------7-------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3-------|
A|3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3-------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|1-----1-1-----1-1-----1-1-----6-|
A|1-----1-1-----1-1-----1-1-------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



[CHORUS]



GUITAR SOLO 2

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|4-----4-4---4-------4---4---4---|6-----6-6---6-------6---6---6---|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|3-----3-3---3-------3---3---3---|6-----6-6---6-------6---6---6---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|4-----4-4---4-------4---4---4---|6-----6-6---6-------6---6---6---|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|3-----3-3---3-------3---3---3---|6-----6-6-----6-6-----6-6-------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



INTERLUDE (“You spread the word around ……”)

G|--------------------------------|-----------------6--------------|
D|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|----------------------6---------|
A|--------------------------------|4--4--4--4--4--------------4----|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



G|--------------------------------|--------5-----5-----------------|
D|--------------------------------|3-----3---------5-----5---------|
A|3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3-------|------------------------3-------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|1-----1-1-----1-1-----1-1-----1-|
A|1-----1-1-----1-1-----1-1-------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|1-----1-1-----1-1-----1-1-------|1-----1-1-----1-1-----1-1-------|



G|--------------------------------|-----------------6--------------|
D|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|----------------------6---------|
A|--------------------------------|4--4--4--4--4--------------4----|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



G|--------------------------------|--------5-----5-----------------|
D|--------------------------------|3-----3---------5-----5---------|
A|3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3-------|------------------------3-------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|1-----1-1-----1-1-----1-1-----1-|
A|1-----1-1-----1-1-----1-1-------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3-------|3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3-------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



VERSE 3

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|4-----4-4-----4-4-----4-4-------|3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3-------|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------3-----3-4-----4-6-------|3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3-------|
A|4-----4-------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3-------|
A|3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3-------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|1-----1-1-----1-1-----1-1-----6-|
A|1-----1-3---r---4---r---1---r---|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



G|--------5---r---8---r-----------|--------------------------------|
D|6-----6---------------------6---|5-----5-5-----5-5-----5-5-------|
A|--------------------------------|------------------------------x-|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------6-----6-------9---------|
A|4-----4-4-----4-4-----8-(6)-----|7-----7---------7-------7-------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



G|--------------------------------|--------5---r-------------------|
D|--------------------------------|3-----3---------5---r-----------|
A|3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3-------|----------------------------3---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|1-----1-1-----1-1-----1-1-----6-|
A|1-----1-1-----1-1-----1-1-------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



[CHORUS] (2x normal, 2x softly)



GUITAR SOLO 3

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------3---r---4---r---6---r---|--------3---r---4---r---6---r---|
E|4-----4-------------------------|4--r--4-------------------------|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------1---r---2---r---4---r---|--------3---r---1---r-----------|
E|2--r--2-------------------------|1--r--1-----------------4---r---|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------1---r---2---r---4---r---|--------3---r---1---r-----------|
E|2--r--2-------------------------|1--r--1-----------------4--r--4-|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------5---r---6---r---8---r---|
A|--------4-----4-4-----4-4-------|6--r--6-------------------------|
E|0-----0-------------------------|--------------------------------|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------3---r---4---r---6---r---|--------3---r---4---r---6---r---|
E|4-----4-------------------------|4--r--4-------------------------|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------1---r---2---r---4---r---|--------3---r---1---r-----------|
E|2--r--2-------------------------|1--r--1-----------------4---r---|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------1---r---2---r---4---r---|----------------1---1-----------|
E|2--r--2-------------------------|1--r--1-0---0-----------4---4---|



G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------3---r---4---r---6--r--6-|--------------------------------|
A|4--r--4-------------------------|6-----6-6-----6-6-----6-6-----6-|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



[GUITAR SOLO 1] w/variation on every 4th measure




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r = rest (listen for duration)
()= note inside parenthesis not plucked or hammered on
||= measure gets repeated (see number of times above measure, e.g. 4x)
x = muted note

            
            
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Jayson21* 31 Jun 08, 2008 05:51 PM

Are you sure about your time signature of 8/8? It is not the same as 4/4. 8/8 is an irregular meter. The song should be 4/4, or, if you want to keep the /8... it would be 12/8.

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BASSteve 1,328 Jul 02, 2008 03:52 PM

I'm not sure what you mean, but 8/8 and 4/4 are only different in that the eighth note is getting emphasized instead of the quarter note. It is what I hear. 4/4 wouldn't be necessarily wrong but 12/8 would be. 8/8 would not be irregular.

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bassjoe72 10 Sep 11, 2011 04:21 PM

Wouldn't happen to know Cowboy Song or JailBreak would ya?

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