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ACE OF SPADES
                            As recorded by Motorhead
                       (From the 1980 Album ACE OF SPADES)

Words and Music by Ian 'Lemmy' Kilmister, 'Fast' Eddie Clark, Philip 'Philthy Animal' Taylor
T
Gtr I (E A D G B E) - ''Fast' Eddie Clarke dist electric'

  [Intro]
   Q=140
  4/4
   Gtr I
   Wx4            E E S S S S E S S +S  S E  4x
e|------------||-----------------------------||
B|------------||o---------------------------o||
G|------------||-----------------------------||
D|------------||--------------9-x-8-(8)-8-7--||
A|------------||o-------------7-x-7-(7)-7-7-o||
E|------------||--0-0-0-0-0-0----------------||

 [Verse]
   $
   $$
   W          W          W          E. S +E  E +E  Q.
e|----------|----------|----------|---------------------|
B|----------|----------|----------|---------------------|
G|----------|----------|----------|---------------------|
D|-5--------|-5--------|-5--------|-5--5-(5)-5-(5)-5----|
A|-5--------|-5--------|-5--------|-5--5-(5)-5-(5)-5----|
E|-3--------|-3--------|-3--------|-3--3-(3)-3-(3)-3----|

   E  a      +E   +S   +E.  E.  S  +E   E   E  a      +E   +S   +E.  E.  S  +E   E
e|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|---14b15==(14)-(14)r(14)-12--14-(14)-12-|---14b15==(14)-(14)r(14)-12-------------|
G|---14b16==(14)-(14)r(14)-12--14-(14)-12-|---14b16==(14)-(14)r(14)-12--14-(14)\---|
D|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|

     E  a      +E   +S   +E.  E.  S  +E   E
e||-----------------------------------------|
B||o---14b15==(14)-(14)r(14)-12--14-(14)-12-|
G||----14b16==(14)-(14)r(14)-12--14-(14)-12-|
D||-----------------------------------------|
A||o----------------------------------------|
E||-----------------------------------------|

                                                        [To Coda]
   E  a      +E   +S   +E.  E.  S  +E   E   W          W
e|----------------------------------------|----------|-----------||
B|---14b15==(14)-(14)r(14)-12-------------|----------|----------o||
G|---14b16==(14)-(14)r(14)-12--14-(14)\---|-7--------|-5---------||
D|----------------------------------------|-7--------|-5---------||
A|----------------------------------------|-5--------|-3--------o||
E|----------------------------------------|----------|-----------||

    [Chorus]
                           D.S.
     E E S S S S E S S +S  S E  4x
e||-----------------------------||-|
B||o---------------------------o||-|
G||-----------------------------||-|
D||--------------9-x-8-(8)-8-7--||-|
A||o-------------7-x-7-(7)-7-7-o||-|
E||--0-0-0-0-0-0----------------||-|

                                 [Bridge]
    PM----------------------|
    E E S S S S E S S +S  S E     Q  Q  Q  Q
e||-----------------------------||--------------|
B||o---------------------------o||--------------|
G||-----------------------------||-9--------7---|
D||--------------9-x-8-(8)-8-7--||-9--------7---|
A||o-------------7-x-7-(7)-7-7-o||-7--------5---|
E||--0-0-0-0-0-0----------------||--------------|

   Q  Q  H      W          W          E S S +S  S E E S S +S  S E
e|------------|----------|----------|-----------------------------|
B|------------|----------|----------|-----------------------------|
G|-9----------|----------|----------|-7-7-7-(7)-7-7-7-7-7-(7)-7-7-|
D|-9----------|----------|----------|-----------------------------|
A|-7----------|----------|----------|-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-|
E|------------|----------|----------|-----------------------------|

   E S S +S  S E a E S S +S  S E   E S S +S  S E E S S +S  S E   W
e|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|------||
B|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|------||
G|-7-7-7-(7)-7-7-7s9-9-7-(7)-7-5-|-4-4-4-(4)-4-4-4-4-4-(4)-4-4-|-4----||
D|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|------||
A|-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5s7-7-5-(5)-5-3-|-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-|-2----||
E|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|------||

  [Guitar Solo]
                                         ~
              |-3-|
   S S S S Q  S S S E Q    a E E S S E a H      S S E S S E S S E S S E
e|-----------------------|--------------------|---------------------------|
B|-----------------------|--------------------|---------------------------|
G|-----------------------|--------------------|---------------------------|
D|-----------------------|-----5-7p5---5h7----|-7p5---7p5---7p5---7p5-----|
A|-0h3-5s7s5--3h5p3---3--|-5s7-------7--------|-----7-----7-----7-----7---|
E|------------------5----|--------------------|---------------------------|

   a   +E. S +E  E +E  E S S E
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-7b9-(7)-7-(7)-5-(5)-------5-|
A|---------------------7-5h7---|
E|-----------------------------|

                                           |-3-|
   a E E S S S S a E E a     +Q      E  E  S S S E Q  +Q
e|--------------------------------|-------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|-10-10-------------------|
G|-------------------7-9b11==(9)--|--9r(9)-7h9p7---7--(7)\--|
D|-----7-9p7---7-8s9--------------|--------------9----------|
A|-7s9-------9--------------------|-------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|-------------------------|

     S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|-/10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-/10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
G|-/11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-/11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S S S S
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|-10-10-10-10-11-11-11-11-12-12-13-13-14-xSxSx-|
G|-11-11-11-11-12-12-12-12-13-13-14-14-15-xSxSx-|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

                      |-3--|
  E  a      +E   +Q   S  S S  E Q     E E  a      +E   +S  S  H
e|---10b12==(10)r(10)--8h10p8----8--|----8-10b12==(10)r(10)p8-------|
B|----------------------------10----|-10----------------------10----|
G|----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|-------------------------------|

    S S  E  S S S S  a      +E   +S  S E E
e|-10p8------------------------------------|
B|------10-10p8---8-10b12==(10)r(10)p8---8-|
G|--------------9----------------------9---|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

                                     D.S.S. al Coda
   +E  E Q   E E S S E     E E S S S S E S S +S  S E  4x
e|---------------------||-----------------------------||
B|-(8)-----------------||o---------------------------o||
G|-----9-7-----------5-||-----------------------------||
D|----------10-7-5h7---||--------------9-x-8-(8)-8-7--||
A|---------------------||o-------------7-x-7-(7)-7-7-o||
E|---------------------||--0-0-0-0-0-0----------------||

  [Chorus]
   &
   E E S S S S E S S +S  S E   E E S S S S E S S +S  S E
e|---------------------------|---------------------------||
B|---------------------------|---------------------------||
G|---------------------------|---------------------------||
D|-------------9-x-8-(8)-8-7-|-------------9-x-8-(8)-8-7-||
A|-------------7-x-7-(7)-7-7-|-------------7-x-7-(7)-7-7-||
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0---------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0---------------||

  [Outro]
    PM-------------------------
    E E S S E S S S S +S  S E
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|-/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-(7)-7-7-|
E|----------------------------|

 -------------------------------------------------|
   E E S S E S S S S +S  S E    E E S S E S S S S Q
e|----------------------------|-------------------------|
B|----------------------------|-------------------------|
G|----------------------------|-------------------------|
D|----------------------------|--------------------5----|
A|-/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-(7)-7-7-|-/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------|
E|----------------------------|-------------------------|

   PM----------------------|
   E E S S E S S S S +S  S E      a      Q    a      H.
e|----------------------------||---------12----------12-------|
B|----------------------------||o-15b17-(15)--15b17-(15)------|
G|----------------------------||------------------------------|
D|----------------------------||------------------------------|
A|-/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-(7)-7-7-||o-----------------------------|
E|----------------------------||------------------------------|

    a      Q    a      H.
e|--------12----------12------||
B|-15b17-(15)--15b17-(15)----o||
G|----------------------------||
D|----------------------------||
A|---------------------------o||
E|----------------------------||

   E. S +E  E +H        E. S +E  E  H
e|-------------------|-------------------*|
B|-------------------|-------------------*|
G|-9--7-(7)-9-(9)----|-/9--7-(7)-9\------*|
D|-9--7-(7)-9-(9)----|-/9--7-(7)-9\------*|
A|-7--5-(5)-7-(7)----|-/7--5-(5)-7\------*|
E|-------------------|-------------------*|

************************************
Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------

| x    Dead note
| (n)  Ghost note
| h    Hammer-on
| p    Pull-off
| b    Bend
| /    Slide up
| \    Slide down
| s    Slap

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

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

            
            
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ApexGT 60 Jan 21, 2005 07:00 PM

I believe this is played in standard flat tuning (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb eb)

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ApexGT 60 Jan 21, 2005 07:00 PM

I believe this is played in standard flat tuning (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb eb)

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dbzrage3k 713 Apr 13, 2005 08:00 PM

it's a half step down, and i believe at the very end of the solo-ey bit in the verse, where you say you play on the 14th fret, that should be another string down.

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