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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##

                                    PLAY BALL
                              As recorded by AC/DC
                         (From the 2014 Album BLACK ICE)

Words by Brian Johnson

Music by Young & Young
Transcribed by Brian Murtagh

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Stevie'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Angus'


This one goes out to Malcolm.

Structure is your basic Intro, Verse, chorus, Verse, chorus, solo, chorus, end.
It's AC/DC, not Steely Dan, people.

 Intro
  Q=120
 4/4
  Gtr I
  Q  E E E E +E  E   Q  E E E E +E  E   Q  E E E E +E  E    W
|------------------|------------------|------------------|--------|
|----1-1---1-(1)---|----1-1---1-(1)---|----1-1---1-(1)---|--------|
|-0--0-0---0-(0)---|-0--0-0---0-(0)---|-0--0-0---0-(0)---|--0-----|
|-0--2-3---2-(2)---|-0--2-3---2-(2)---|-0--2-3---2-(2)---|-(0)----|
|-x--3-3---3-(3)---|-x--3-3---3-(3)---|-x--3-3---3-(3)---|--x-----|
|-3--------------3-|-3--------------3-|-3--------------3-|--3-----|
|
| Gtr II
| Q  E E E E +Q      Q  E E E E +Q      Q  E E E E +Q       W
|------1-----------|------1-----------|------1-----------|--------|
|----1-1---1-(1)---|----1-1---1-(1)---|----1-1---1-(1)---|--------|
|-0--0-0---0-(0)---|-0--0-0---0-(0)---|-0--0-0---0-(0)---|--0-----|
|-0--2-3---2-(2)---|-0--2-3---2-(2)---|-0--2-3---2-(2)---|--0-----|
|------------------|-x----------------|------------------|--x-----|
|-3----------------|-3----------------|-3----------------|--3-----|


   Verse 
    Gtr I
    W               W
||----------------|----------------------|
||o---------------|----------------------|
||----------------|----------------------|
||----------------|----------------------|
||o---------------|----------------------|
||----------------|----------------------|
|
|   Gtr II
|   Q  E E Q.   E   S E  S E E +E  E E E
||-------1--------|----------------------|
||o----1-1--------|---1----3-5-(5)-6-5---|
||--0--0-0--------|----------------------|
||--0--2-3------0-|-2---/3---5-(5)-5-5---|
||o-x-------------|----------------------|
||--3-------------|----------------------|


  W               W
|---------------|-----------------------||
|---------------|----------------------o||
|---------------|-----------------------||
|---------------|-----------------------||
|---------------|----------------------o||
|---------------|-----------------------||
|
| Q  E E Q.   E   S E  S E E +E  E E E
|------1--------|-----------------------||
|----1-1--------|---1----3-5-(5)-6-5---o||
|-0--0-0--------|-----------------------||
|-0--2-3------0-|-2---/3---5-(5)-5-5----||
|-x-------------|----------------------o||
|-3-------------|-----------------------||


    Gtr I
    Q  E E Q.   E   Q.        E +E  E E E
||----------------|-----------------------|
||o----1-1--------|-----------1-(1)-1-1---|
||--0--0-0------0-|-----------0-(0)-0-0---|
||--0--2-3------0-|-----------2-(2)-3-2---|
||o-x--x-x--------|-----------3-(3)-3-3---|
||--3--3-3------3-|-----------------------|
|
|   Gtr II
|   Q  E E Q.   E   S  E  S E E +E  E E E
||-------1--------|-----------------------|
||o----1-1--------|----1----3-5-(5)-6-5---|
||--0--0-0--------|-----------------------|
||--0--2-3------0-|-2----/3---5-(5)-5-5---|
||o-x-------------|-----------------------|
||--3-------------|-----------------------|


  Q  E E Q.   E   Q.        E +E  E E E
|---------------|------------------------||
|----1-1--------|-----------1-(1)-1-1---o||
|-0--0-0------0-|-----------0-(0)-0-0----||
|-0--2-3------0-|-----------2-(2)-3-2----||
|-x--x-x--------|-----------3-(3)-3-3---o||
|-3--3-3------3-|------------------------||
|
| Q  E E Q.   E   S  E  S E E +E  E E E
|------1--------|------------------------||
|----1-1--------|----1----3-5-(5)-6-5---o||
|-0--0-0--------|------------------------||
|-0--2-3------0-|-2----/3---5-(5)-5-5----||
|-x-------------|-----------------------o||
|-3-------------|------------------------||


 Chorus
  Gtr I
  Q   E  E  E E +E  E   Q   E  E  E E +E  E
|---------------------|---------------------|
|-----1--1----1-(1)---|-----1--1----1-(1)---|
|-0---0--0----0-(0)---|-0---0--0----0-(0)---|
|-0---2--3----2-(2)---|-0---2--3----2-(2)---|
|-x---3--3----3-(3)---|-x---3--3----3-(3)---|
|-3-----------------3-|-3-----------------3-|
|
| Gtr II
| E E E  E  E E  E  E   E E E  E  E E  E  E
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|-7-7-9-10-10-9--9--9-|-7-7-9-10-10-9--9--9-|
|-5-5-5--5--5-5--5--5-|-5-5-5--5--5-5--5--5-|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|


  Q   E  E  E E +E  E   Q   E  E  E E +E  E
|---------------------|----------------------|
|-----1--1----1-(1)---|-----1--1----1-(1)----|
|-0---0--0----0-(0)---|-0---0--0----0-(0)----|
|-0---2--3----2-(2)---|-0---2--3----2-(2)----|
|-x---3--3----3-(3)---|-x---3--3----3-(3)----|
|-3-----------------3-|-3-----------------3--|
|
| E E E  E  E E  E  E   E E E  E  E E  E  E
|---------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------|----------------------|
|-7-7-9-10-10-9--9--9-|-7-7-9-10-10-9--9--9--|
|-5-5-5--5--5-5--5--5-|-5-5-5--5--5-5--5--5--|
|---------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------|----------------------|


   Q     E  E  E  E +E   E    Q     E  E  E  E +E   E
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--1-----1--1-----1-(1)--1-|--1-----1--1-----1-(1)--1-|
|--0-----2--3-----2-(2)--2-|--0-----2--3-----2-(2)--2-|
|--2-----3--3-----3-(3)--3-|--2-----3--3-----3-(3)--3-|
|--3-----------------------|--3-----------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|
|  E  E  E  E  E  E  E   E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E   E
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|-12-12-14-15-15-14-14--14-|-12-12-14-15-15-14-14--14-|
|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--10-|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|


   Q     E  E  E  E +E   E    Q     E  E  E  E +E   E
|--------------------------|---------------------------|
|--1-----1--1-----1-(1)--1-|--1-----1--1-----1-(1)--1--|
|--0-----2--3-----2-(2)--2-|--0-----2--3-----2-(2)--2--|
|--2-----3--3-----3-(3)--3-|--2-----3--3-----3-(3)--3--|
|--3-----------------------|--3------------------------|
|--------------------------|---------------------------|
|
|  E  E  E  E  E  E  E   E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E   E
|--------------------------|---------------------------|
|--------------------------|---------------------------|
|-12-12-14-15-15-14-14--14-|-12-12-14-15-15-14-14--14--|
|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--10--|
|--------------------------|---------------------------|
|--------------------------|---------------------------|


  Gtr I
  W                                   W
|-3---------------------------------|-3---------------------------------|
|-3---------------------------------|-3---------------------------------|
|-0---------------------------------|-0---------------------------------|
|-0---------------------------------|-0---------------------------------|
|-x---------------------------------|-x---------------------------------|
|-3---------------------------------|-3---------------------------------|
|
| Gtr II
|      ~~~~~~~                   ~         ~~~~~~~                   ~
| E    E +E   S S S    +S  +S  S Q    E    E +E   S S S    +S  +S  S Q
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-6b8==6-(6)r-6-3-------------------|-6b8==6-(6)r-6-3-------------------|
|-----------------5b7==(5)r(5)p3----|-----------------5b7==(5)r(5)p3----|
|--------------------------------5--|--------------------------------5--|
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|


  W                                   W
|-3---------------------------------|-3-----------------------------------|
|-3---------------------------------|-3-----------------------------------|
|-0---------------------------------|-0-----------------------------------|
|-0---------------------------------|-0-----------------------------------|
|-x---------------------------------|-x-----------------------------------|
|-3---------------------------------|-3-----------------------------------|
|
|      ~~~~~~~                   ~         ~~~~~~~                   ~
| E    E +E   S S S    +S  +S  S Q    E    E +E   S S S    +S  +S  S Q
|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-6b8==6-(6)r-6-3-------------------|-6b8==6-(6)r-6-3---------------------|
|-----------------5b7==(5)r(5)p3----|-----------------5b7==(5)r(5)p3------|
|--------------------------------5--|--------------------------------5----|
|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|


 Pre-Solo
  Gtr I
  W                                    W
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|-2----------------------------------|-2----------------------------------|
|-2----------------------------------|-2----------------------------------|
|-0----------------------------------|-0----------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|
| Gtr II
|       ~~~~~~~                   ~          ~~~~~~~                   ~
| E     E +E   S S S    +S  +S  S Q    E     E +E   S S S    +S  +S  S Q
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|-8b10==8-(8)r-8-5-------------------|-8b10==8-(8)r-8-5-------------------|
|------------------7b9==(7)r(7)p5----|------------------7b9==(7)r(7)p5----|
|---------------------------------7--|---------------------------------7--|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|


  W                                    W
|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|-2----------------------------------|-2------------------------------------|
|-2----------------------------------|-2------------------------------------|
|-0----------------------------------|-0------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|
|       ~~~~~~~                   ~          ~~~~~~~                   ~
| E     E +E   S S S    +S  +S  S Q    E     E +E   S S S    +S  +S  S Q
|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|-8b10==8-(8)r-8-5-------------------|-8b10==8-(8)r-8-5---------------------|
|------------------7b9==(7)r(7)p5----|------------------7b9==(7)r(7)p5------|
|---------------------------------7--|---------------------------------7----|
|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|


  Q   E  E     +E  +Q.        Q    E  Q      Q.
|---------------------------|-2----2--2------2----|
|-2---3--3-----(3)-(3)------|-3----3--3------3----|
|-2---2--2-----(2)-(2)------|-2----4--5------4----|
|-2---4--5-----(5)-(5)------|-0----0--0------0----|
|-0---0--0-----(0)-(0)------|---------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------|
|
| ~~~~~~~                ~      ~~~~~~     ~~
| Q  +E  E     +E   S  S Q    E E +E  S S  H
|---------------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------|
|--------5b5.5-(5)----------|---7-(7)-x-5-/9------|
|-7--(7)------------7--5-7--|---------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------|


  Q       E  E  +E  +Q.          Q       E   Q     Q.
|------------------------------|-2-------2---2-----2----|
|-2-------3--3--(3)-(3)--------|-3-------3---3-----3----|
|-2-------2--2--(2)-(2)--------|-2-------4---5-----4----|
|-2-------4--5--(5)-(5)--------|-0-------0---0-----0----|
|-0-------0--0--(0)-(0)--------|------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------|
|
|            ~~~~~~~~~~~~                        ~
| E Q       +Q      +E   a E E   E S   S S S S S H
|--------------------------5---|------------------------|
|---8b10====(8)-----(8)r-5---8-|-5----------------------|
|------------------------------|---7b9-7-5---7----------|
|------------------------------|-----------7---7-5------|
|------------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------|


  Q          E   E    +E  +Q.            Q      E Q       Q.
|--------------------------------------|-2------2-2-------2---------|
|-2----------3---3----(3)-(3)----------|-3------3-3-------3---------|
|-2----------2---2----(2)-(2)----------|-2------4-5-------4---------|
|-2----------4---5----(5)-(5)----------|-0------0-0-------0---------|
|-0----------0---0----(0)-(0)----------|----------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|----------------------------|
|
| E     +E  +E   Q         E    +E   E   E Q      Q       Q    E
|--------------------------------------|----------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|----------------------15b17-|
|-9b12==(9)-(9)r-9b12------9b12-(9)\---|---9b12---9b12.5------------|
|--------------------------------------|----------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|----------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|----------------------------|


    Q     E       E    +E    +Q.                   Q         E  Q    Q.
|------------------------------------------------|-2---------2--2----2-------|
|---2-----3-------3----(3)---(3)-----------------|-3---------3--3----3-------|
|---2-----2-------2----(2)---(2)-----------------|-2---------4--5----4-------|
|---2-----4-------5----(5)---(5)-----------------|-0---------0--0----0-------|
|---0-----0-------0----(0)---(0)-----------------|---------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
|
|                                                               ~~~~
|  +Q     S  E       S  E     S   S     +S   S E   E  E      E  Q.      Q
|--------15---------15-------15------------------|---15b17==15-15r\----------|
|-(15)r-----15b17------15b17-----15b17r(15)p13---|---------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|---------------------------|


Repeat Chorus.

 Second End Chorus
  W                                   W
|-3---------------------------------|-3---------------------------------|
|-3---------------------------------|-3---------------------------------|
|-0---------------------------------|-0---------------------------------|
|-0---------------------------------|-0---------------------------------|
|-x---------------------------------|-x---------------------------------|
|-3---------------------------------|-3---------------------------------|
|
|      ~~~~~~~                   ~         ~~~~~~~                   ~
| E    E +E   S S S    +S  +S  S Q    E    E +E   S S S    +S  +S  S Q
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-6b8==6-(6)r-6-3-------------------|-6b8==6-(6)r-6-3-------------------|
|-----------------5b7==(5)r(5)p3----|-----------------5b7==(5)r(5)p3----|
|--------------------------------5--|--------------------------------5--|
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|


  W                                   W
|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-3---------------------------------|-3-----------------------------------|
|-3---------------------------------|-3-----------------------------------|
|-1---------------------------------|-1-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|
|      ~~~~~~~                   ~         ~~~~~~~                   ~
| E    E +E   S S S    +S  +S  S Q    E    E +E   S S S    +S  +S  S Q
|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-6b8==6-(6)r-6-3-------------------|-6b8==6-(6)r-6-3---------------------|
|-----------------5b7==(5)r(5)p3----|-----------------5b7==(5)r(5)p3------|
|--------------------------------5--|--------------------------------5----|
|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|


  W
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-8---------------------------------|
|-8---------------------------------|
|-6---------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|
|      ~~~~~~~                   ~
| E    E +E   S S S    +S  +S  S Q
|-----------------------------------|
|-6b8==6-(6)r-6-3-------------------|
|-----------------5b7==(5)r(5)p3----|
|--------------------------------5--|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|


  W                                   W
|-----------------------------------|-3----*|
|-----------------------------------|-3----*|
|-5---------------------------------|-0----*|
|-5---------------------------------|-0----*|
|-3---------------------------------|------*|
|-----------------------------------|-3----*|
|
|      ~~~~~~~                   ~~~~~~~
| E    E +E   S S S    +S  +S  S Q    W
|-----------------------------------|------*|
|-6b8==6-(6)r-6-3-------------------|------*|
|-----------------5b7==(5)r(5)p3----|------*|
|--------------------------------5--|-5----*|
|-----------------------------------|------*|
|-----------------------------------|------*|


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
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

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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Maniac1075 2,322 Oct 10, 2014 02:32 AM

what book did you copy this out of? Looks like Guitar One to me... always using notes Angus and Malcolm don't play.

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lunchboxattacks 1,115 Oct 15, 2014 12:16 PM

Did it by ear.

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stormman744 10 Nov 14, 2014 08:16 AM

Just to make things clear. Of the two brothers, only Angus played. Stevie is playing the rhythm on Rock or Bust.

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