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Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

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Tab with guitar solo

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Standard Tuning EADGBe


[Bass line for guitar]

 PM * * * * * * * *   * * * * * * * *
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|--4---2-4-2---------4---2-4-2-------|
A|----4-------4-2-------4-------4-2-4-|
E|----------------5-------------------|
   v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^   v ^ V ^ V ^ v ^


[Verse/Chorus riff]

     F#m G#m     A   G#m
e|--------------------------|
B|---2---4-------5---4------|
G|---2---4-------6---4------|
D|---4---6-------7---6------| X 2  <---mute after every strum,
A|---4---6-------7---6------|          don't let ring)
E|--------------------------|
    v   v       v   v

    Bm
e|--2-xx-2-xx-2-xx-2-xx-2-xx-2-xx-2-xx-2-xx-2-|
B|--3-xx-3-xx-3-xx-3-xx-3-xx-3-xx-3-xx-3-xx-3-|
G|--4-xx-4-xx-4-xx-4-xx-4-xx-4-xx-4-xx-4-xx-4-|
D|--4-xx-4-xx-4-xx-4-xx-4-xx-4-xx-4-xx-4-xx-4-| X 1
A|--2-xx-2-xx-2-xx-2-xx-2-xx-2-xx-2-xx-2-xx-2-|
E|--2-xx-2-xx-2-xx-2-xx-2-xx-2-xx-2-xx-2-xx-2-|
   v v^ v v^ v v^ v v^ v v^ v v^ v v^ v v^ v


[Verse 1]

F#m      G#m                  A     G#m
She was more like a beauty queen, from a movie scene
F#m      G#m                  A     G#m        Bm
I said dont mind but what do you mean, I am the one
Bm                                       F#m   G#m    A   G#m
Who will dance, on the floor, in the round...

                  Bm
She said I am the one
                                       F#m   G#m    A   G#m
who will dance, on the floor, in the round...


[Verse 2]

F#      G#                  A     G#
She Told Me Her Name Was Billie Jean, as she caused a scene
F#      G#                  A     G#                    Bm
Then every head turned With eyes that dreamed, of being the One
Bm                                       F#m   G#m    A   G#m
Who will dance, on the floor, in the round


[Bridge riff]

    D            F#m
e|-----------------------------|
B|--7-7-xx-7--7---2-2-xx-2---2-|
G|--7-7-xx-7--7---2-2-xx-2---2-|
D|--7-7-xx-7--7---4-4-xx-4---4-| X 3
A|--5-5-xx-5--5---4-4-xx-4---4-|
E|----------------2-2-xx-2---2-|
   v ^ v^ v  v   v ^ v^ V   V

    Bm            C#m
e|--2-2-xx-2--2---4-4-xx-4---4-4-|
B|--3-3-xx-3--3---5-5-xx-5---5-5-|
G|--4-4-xx-4--4---6-6-xx-6---6-6-|
D|--4-4-xx-4--4---6-6-xx-6---6-6-| X 1
A|--2-2-xx-2--2---4-4-xx-4---4-4-|
E|-------------------------------|
   v ^ v^ v  v   v ^ v^ V   v v


[Bridge]

D                         F#m
People always told me, be careful what you do
D                         F#m
Dont go around breaking young girls hearts (heeee-eee)
D                         F#m
And mama always told me, be careful who you love
Bm                      C#m
Be careful what you do, because a lie becomes the truth (Hey ay-ay)


[Chorus]

F#m    G#m        A     G#m
Billie jean is, not my lover
F#m    G#m        A     G#m                 Bm
She's just a girl that, claims that I am the one
Bm                         F#m   G#m       A    G#m
but, the kid is not my son...
                  Bm
She says I am the one
                           F#m   G#m       A    G#m
But, the kid is not my son...


[Verse 3]

F#m      G#m                  A     G#m
For forty days and for, forty nights
The law was on her side
F#m      G#m                  A     G#m
But who can stand when she's in demand
                Bm
Her schemes and plans
                                            F#m   G#m       A    G#m
Cause we danced, on the floor, in the round
                Bm                          F#m   G#m       A    G#m
So take my stong advice, just remember to always think twice

Do think twice (Do think twice Wooh!)


[Verse 4]

F#m      G#m                  A     G#m
She told my baby, thats a threat
as she looked at me
F#m      G#m                  A     G#m
She showed a photo of a babys cries
                   Bm
His eyes were like mine
                                        F#m   G#m       A    G#m
Gonna dance, on the floor, in the round baby


[Bridge]

D                         F#m
And people always told me, be careful what you do
D                         F#m
Dont go around, breaking young girls hearts (heee-eee)
D                         F#m
Then she came and stood right by me
D                         F#m
Cause I smelt her sweet perfume
Bm
I guess it happened all too soon
C#m
and she called me to her room (Hey-ay)


[Chorus]

F#m    G#m        A     G#m
Billie jean is, not my lover
F#m    G#m        A     G#m                 Bm
She's just a girl that, claims that I am the one
Bm                         F#m   G#m       A    G#m
but, the kid is not my son...
                  Bm
She says I am the one
                           F#m   G#m       A    G#m
But, the kid is not my son...


*During the chorus (during Bm) - guitar 2 plays this fill

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|--6p4---4-----4----6p4---4-----4-|
D|------7---7b8----------7---7b8---|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|
   v   v ^ v   ^    v   v ^ v   ^


[Chorus]

F#m    G#m        A     G#m
Billie jean is, not my lover
F#m    G#m        A     G#m                 Bm
She's just a girl that, claims that I am the one
Bm                         F#m   G#m       A    G#m
but, the kid is not my son...
                  Bm
She says I am the one
                           F#m   G#m       A    G#m
But, the kid is not my son...

F#m    G#m        A     G#m
Billie jean is, not my lover
F#m    G#m        A     G#m                 Bm
She's just a girl that, claims that I am the one
Bm                         F#m   G#m       A    G#m
but, the kid is not my son...
                  Bm
She says I am the one
                           F#m   G#m       A    G#m
But, the kid is not my son...


[Guitar Solo]

PM  * *       *       * *       *       * *       *
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|------4h6-4---4h6~~~----4h6-4---4h6~~~----4h6-4---4h6~~~--|
D|--7-7-------7-------7-7-------7-------7-7-------7---------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
    v ^ v   ^ v   v ^ v ^ v   ^ v ^     v ^ v   ^ v ^
                  "hey!"           "wooh!"

 PM * *       * * * *     * *
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|------4h6-4---------4h6-----|
D|--7-7-------7-7-7-7-----7-7-| X 2
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|
   v ^ v   ^ v ^ v ^ v   v ^
  "chik chik chik chik chik"


[Chorus]

                  Bm                         F#m   G#m       A    G#m
She Says I Am The One, But The Kid Is Not My Son
                  Bm                         F#m   G#m       A    G#m
She Says I Am The One, But The Kid Is Not My Son

F#m    G#m        A     G#m
Billie jean is, not my lover
F#m    G#m        A     G#m                 Bm
She's just a girl that, claims that I am the one
Bm                         F#m   G#m       A    G#m
but, the kid is not my son...

                  Bm                         F#m   G#m       A    G#m
She Says I Am The One, But The Kid Is Not My Son
                  Bm                         F#m   G#m       A    G#m
She Says I Am The One, But The Kid Is Not My Son

(Fade out..)

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  /  Slide up
  \  slide down
  h  hammer on
  p  pull off
  ~  virato
  b  bend
  pb pre-bend
  br bend release
  x  muted note
  v  strum/pick down
  ^  strum/pick up
  PM Palm mute

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Billy777 10 Apr 12, 2015 10:47 AM

Damn nice! [thumbs up]

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KeyserH 49 May 26, 2015 12:59 AM

In the riff, C#m instead of G#m sounds good, especially if you play the low E-string too.

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