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A C E    O  F    S  P  A  D  E  S

Motorhead
from the album "Ace of Spades"  1980

transcribed by Scott Andrews
sha3u@virginia

tempo = as fast as you can play it

[INTRO] - bass arr. for guitar              

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|x4
D|--2----2--2----2--2--2--2----2---2---2----0-----|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

guitar


[MAIN RIFF]           

guitar                 E5                                   E5
e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|---------------------9-----8-----7--|---------------------9-----8-----7--|
A|---------------------7-----7-----7--|---------------------7-----7-----7--|
E|--0--0---0--0--0--0-----0-----0-----|--0--0---0--0--0--0-----0-----0-----|

                      E5                                   E5 (end MAIN RIFF)
e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|---------------------9-----8-----7--|---------------------9-----8-----7--|
A|---------------------7-----7-----7--|---------------------7-----7-----7--|
E|--0--0---0--0--0--0-----0-----0-----|--0--0---0--0--0--0-----0-----0-----|


[VERSE RIFF 1]  

if you like to gamble,       I tell you I'm your man
        G5
e||--------------------------|----------------------------|
B||--------------------------|----------------------------|
G||--------------------------|----------------------------|
D||-----5--------------------|--(5)-----------------------|
A||-----5--------------------|--(5)-----------------------|
D||--0--3--------------------|--(3)-----------------------|

                                       (end VERSE RIFF 1)
you win some, loose some, it's all the same to me     
       G5
e|--------------------------|----------------------------|
B|--------------------------|----------------------------|
G|--------------------------|----------------------------|
D|-----5--------------------|--(5)-----------------------|
A|-----5--------------------|--(5)-----------------------|
E|--0--3--------------------|--(3)-----------------------|


[MAIN RIFF w/ FILL 1]

FILL 1:                                   
e|----10---10--------------|----10---10--------------|
B|----10^--10--8-----8-----|----10^--10--8-----------|
G|----------------9--------|----------------9--------|
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

                                        (end FILL 1)
e|----10---10--------------|----10---10--------------|
B|----10^--10--8-----8-----|----10^--10--8-----------|
G|----------------9--------|----------------9--------|
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|


[VERSE RIFF 2]                          

the pleasure is to play   it makes no difference what you say
   D5                       C5             (end VERSE RIFF 2)
e|------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|--7---------------------|--5------------------------------|
D|--7---------------------|--5------------------------------|
A|--5---------------------|--3------------------------------|
E|------------------------|---------------------------------|


[MAIN RIFF] 

(first 2 measures only) with FILL 1 (first 2 measures only)


[VERSE RIFF 2]        

I don't share your greed    the only card I need               is the  
   D5                       C5
e|------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
G|--7---------------------|--5----------------------------------------|
D|--7---------------------|--5----------------------------------------|
A|--5---------------------|--3----------------------------------------|
E|------------------------|-------------------------------------------|


[CHORUS]

   Ace of Spades                    the Ace of Spades          (end CHORUS)
e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|---------------------9-----8-----7--|---------------------9-----8-----7--|
A|---------------------7-----7-----7--|---------------------7-----7-----7--|
E|--0--0---0--0--0--0-----0-----0-----|--0--0---0--0--0--0-----0-----0-----|


[MAIN RIFF] 

w/ palm mute: (only first two measures)

e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|---------------------9-----8-----7--|---------------------9-----8-----7--|
A|---------------------7-----7-----7--|---------------------7-----7-----7--|
E|--0--0---0--0--0--0-----0-----0-----|--0--0---0--0--0--0-----0-----0-----|
   PM..............................     PM..............................


[VERSE RIFF 1]

playing for the high one, dicing with the devil
going with the flow, it's all a game to me

[MAIN RIFF w/ FILL 1]

[VERSE RIFF 2]

seven or eleven, snake eyes watchin' you

[MAIN RIFF] (first 2 measures only) with FILL 1 (first 2 measures only)

[VERSE RIFF 2]
double up or quit, double stake or split

[CHORUS]

the Ace of Spades
the Ace of Spades

[MAIN RIFF w/ palm mute]


[BRIDGE]

you know I'm born to loose   and   gambling's for fools
     E5                       D5    E5
e|-------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
G|---9------------------------7--|--9-------------------------------------|
D|---9------------------------7--|--9-------------------------------------|
A|---7------------------------5--|--7-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|----------------------------------------|

but that's the way I like it baby, I don't want to live forever
     N.C.                              E5
e|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|---9--9--9--9---9--9--9--9---|
D|--------------------------------|---9--9--9--9---9--9--9--9---|
A|--------------------------------|---7--7--7--7---7--7--7--7---|
E|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|

                                                 and don't forget the Joker
    D5                    E5 D5 C5    B5
e|--------------|------------------|-----------|---------------------------|
B|--------------|------------------|-----------|---------------------------|
G|--7-----------|--(7)----9--7--5--|--4--------|-(4)-----------------------|
D|--7-----------|--(7)----9--7--5--|--4--------|-(4)-----------------------|
A|--5-----------|--(5)----7--5--3--|--2--------|-(2)-----------------------|
E|--------------|------------------|-----------|---------------------------|


[RHYTHM BEHIND GUITAR SOLO] play 4x

    A5           G5 A5           G5    A5           G5 A5           G5
e|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
G|--2--2--2------0--2--2--2------0--|--2--2--2------0--2--2--2------0-----|
D|--2--2--2------0--2--2--2------0--|--2--2--2------0--2--2--2------0-----|
A|--0--0--0---------0--0--0---------|--0--0--0---------0--0--0------------|
E|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

                                                                 play 4x
    B5           A5 B5           A5    B5           A5 B5           A5
e|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
G|--4--4--4------2--4--4--4------2--|--4--4--4------2--4--4--4------2-----|
D|--4--4--4------2--4--4--4------2--|--4--4--4------2--4--4--4------2-----|
A|--2--2--2---------2--2--2---------|--2--2--2---------2--2--2------------|
E|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

                                                    play 4x (end RHYTHM)
    A5           G5 A5           G5    A5           G5 A5          G5   
e|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
G|--2--2--2------0--2--2--2------0--|--2--2--2------0--2--2--2------0-----|
D|--2--2--2------0--2--2--2------0--|--2--2--2------0--2--2--2------0-----|
A|--0--0--0---------0--0--0---------|--0--0--0---------0--0--0------------|
E|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|


[MAIN RIFF]

[VERSE RIFF 1]
pushing up the ante, I know you've got to see me
read 'em and weep, the dead man's hand again

[MAIN RIFF w/ FILL 1]

[VERSE RIFF 2]
I see it in your eyes, take one look and die

[MAIN RIFF] (first 2 measures only) with FILL 1 (first 2 measures only)

[VERSE RIFF 2]
the only thing you see, you know it's gonna be

[CHORUS]
the Ace of Spades
the Ace of Spades

[MAIN RIFF] w/ palm mute


[OUTRO: w/ FILL 2]

    D5               C5              D5              C5
e|----------------|---------------|---------------|------------------|
B|----------------|---------------|---------------|------------------|
G|--7-------------|--5------------|--7------------|--5---------------|
D|--7-------------|--5------------|--7------------|--5---------------|
A|--5-------------|--3------------|--5------------|--3---------------|
E|----------------|---------------|---------------|------------------|
 |                                                                   |
 | FILL 2:                                              (end FILL 2) |
e|----------------|---------------|---------------|------------------|
B|--13^-----------|--13^----------|--13^----------|--13^-------------|
G|----------------|---------------|---------------|------------------|
D|----------------|---------------|---------------|------------------|
A|----------------|---------------|---------------|------------------|
E|----------------|---------------|---------------|------------------|

    E5 D5 E5                       E5 D5 E5                      END.
e|------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|--9--7--9---------------------|--9--7--9---------------------------|
D|--9--7--9---------------------|--9--7--9---------------------------|
A|--7--5--7---------------------|--7--5--7---------------------------|
E|------------------------------|------------------------------------|

--
Scott Andrews



************************************
| (n)  Ghost note 
|  ^   Bend  
************************************

            
            
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LimeGreenLegend 45 May 04, 2002 08:00 PM

where's the friggin solo!?!?!?!?

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Jonny-X-Static 10 Dec 10, 2002 07:00 PM

parts are ok but ive seen a better tab which has the solo. Why is this tab posted on most of the friggin tab sites...... i had trouble finding a different 1... nice try though

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gnoo 47 Jan 12, 2006 02:30 PM

tempo: as fast as you can play it????
Please.......

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