Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.
We have an official Rock Steady tab made by UG professional guitarists. Check out the tab »
×
28,843 views 18 this week
3 commentsread comments
1 2 3 4 5
x 11
add to favorites
×
Save as Personal and add changes to this tab that will be seen only by you. Learn more ›
×
You can save this tab as Personal to edit and correct it or add notes. All changes will be seen only by you. Learn more »
launch autoscroll
font size
0
reset
how to read this tab
guitar tuner
backing track
0:00
0:00
edit
Autoscroll
slow
fast
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
#-----------------------------PLEASE NOTE-------------------------------------#
#This OLGA 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. Remember to view this file in Courier, or other monospaced font.   #
#See http://www.olga.net/faq/ for more information.                           #
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Subject: b/bad_company/rock_steady.crd
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 1997 21:12:45 +0000
From: Steve Throne 

"Rock Steady"
by Paul Rodgers
>From the album Bad Co

I saw OLGA had the lyrics for the song but no tab, so I figured I'd type
up what I have.  It's a really simple song, actually.

Intro

E------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------|
G--5--------5--------5---------------5---7p5-----|
D--5--------5--------5---------------5---7p5-----|
A----0-0------0-0------0-0-----3-5-----0---------|
E------------------------------------------------|

The verse is along the same lines.  Experiment a little!

E--------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------|
G-------7p5-------7p5-----------5-----7------|
D-------7p5-------7p5-----------5-----7------|
A--0-0-------0-0-------0-0-3-5-----0---------|
E--------------------------------------------|

As far as I know the chorus is just C,D - which I play as barre chords.
I won't bother trying to tab out the picking pattern.

Turn on your [C]light and stay with [D]me a while
And [C]ease your worried [D]mind
Turn on your [C]light and stay with [D]me a while
And Rock Steady!

At the end of the chorus play the 8th fret on the B string and bend it
up 1/2 step.

That's most of the song.  Pretty simple but fun, especially if
you're a BC fan.

Steve Throne
st94h3xt@post.drexel.edu
sthrone@earthlink.net

            
            
Suggest correction
Creating personal tab
Creating personal tab
You can edit any tab online and save it as your Personal.

You can edit, replace or remove any tab part or add personal notes – all changes will be seen only by you.

Personal tabs can be accessed anytime from any device, even offline.
Learn more »
comments
print report bad tab
3 comments total.
0 reply
RJD 10 Dec 14, 2005 02:57 AM

The tabs pretty much right
But I believe if you tried doing the chours like this
you'd be happier,
Turn on your (C) Lights, and (D) Stay with me awhile,and
(F) ease your(G) worried (A) minds. Then it repeats the
C-D-F-G-A for the chours.

0 reply
MXFNCK 114 Dec 13, 2008 04:20 AM

^^^^ yes, that is right, f-g-a

0 reply
johnqpublic11 12 Jul 22, 2017 08:19 AM

I find holding my left hand at about the 5th fret, I can hit the 'A' on the 4th string/7th fret....and hit the 'A' of the open 5th string simultaneously . . .
...lay down the index finger across the 5th fret and play/hold just the 4th, 3rd, and 2nd strings . . . and roll smoothly back and forth through the progression!

E|------|---------|---------|-------------|
B|------|-5-------|-5-------|-------------|
G|------|-5-------|-5-------|-----5---7---|
D|--7-7-|-5---7-7-|-5---7-7-|-----5---7---|
A|--O-O-|-----O-O-|-----O-O-|-5-7---7-----|
E|------|---------|---------|-------------|

E|------|---------|---------|-------------|
B|------|-5-------|-5-------|-------------|
G|------|-5-------|-5-------|-----5---7---|
D|--7-7-|-5---7-7-|-5---7-7-|-----5---7---|
A|--O-O-|-----O-O-|-----O-O-|-5-7---7-----|
E|------|---------|---------|-------------|

It plays through this progression, with some slight differences . . . but over all, this is the rhythm/strum of the chord progression for "Rock Steady"! The Break is as given by RJD . . .

(C) (D)
Turn on your Lights, and stay with me awhile,
(F) (G) (Am)
And ease your worried mind.
(C) (D)
Turn on your Lights, and stay with me awhile,
(F) (G) (Am)
And Rock Steady!

If you work at this position a bit . . . get the feel of it . . . it might just give you a good grove to fit into for this song!

guest
Wanna post a correction for this tab? Suggest correction