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Chinatown tab

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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             Chinatown - Thin Lizzy
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Tabbed by: Matt Allison

Tuning: Standard

This song sounds best when played through a valve amp, using a guitar with a humbucker
set on the bridge pickup.

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------0----0------------2--------------------------------|
A|---------------0h2----------------0h2-------------------------------------|
E|----0----0----------------------------------------------------------------|
 This is the main riff throughout the song. Just play an E shape and lift it on and off.


i'm not certain about the run but I think it's in Em and it goes something like this
e|--15p12------12-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------15-------15p12----------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------14p12----12---------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------14----14---12--14--12-------12--------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------14-------14----------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------15---12-|

and then
e|--15p12-------12----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------15-------15--12-------15b17--15b17(15)-12-----------------------|
G|----------------------------12-----------------------14--12-----------12--|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------14--14------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    E
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--2----2-------------------------0----------------------------------------|
A|--2--------------0-2--0-2-3-2-3-------------------------------------------|
E|--0------0--2-3-----------------------------------------------------------|
this is the build up to the main riff.  It may take a bit of practice.

                         B5                        A
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------2------------------------|
G|-----------------------4-------------------------2------------------------|
D|-----------0-0-----2---4-------------0-0-----2---2-----------0-0-----2----|
A|------0h2------0h2-----2---------0h2-----0h2-----0-------0h2-----0h2------|
E|--0-0------------------------0-0---------------------0-0------------------|
  These chords need repeating and for the A play the main riff up one string.


  B5  B5  B5  A   B#5  E
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-4-X-4---4---2---5-------------------------Repeat-------------------------|
D|-4-x-4---4---2---5---2---------0-0-----2----------------------------------|
A|-2-x-2---2---0---3---2----0h2------0h2------------------------------------|
E|---------------------0--0-------------------------------------------------|
 This is the chorous.

                             G      B5     E      G      B5 B#5 D5
e|------------------------------------------------3-------------------------|
B|---------------------------0--------------------0-------------------------|
G|---------------------------0------4-------------0----4-4-5 7-7-11-12-12---|
D|-2------------2------------0------4------2------0----4-4-5-7-7-11-12-12---|
A|---------0-2----------0-2--2------2------2------2----2-2-3-5-5-9--10-10---|
E|--0-2-3--------0-2-3------3--3-2----3-2-0--0-2-3--3-2---------------------|


e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---14-16---17--19---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---14-16---17--19---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---12-14---15--17---------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
After the chorous the main riff plays followed by the above. Then the run from the 
is played.
I think the solos are improvised using an Em scale.
This is my first tab so i hope it isnt too bad.

| b  bend
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
===============================================================================

            
            
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Rocinante 642 Jan 24, 2005 07:00 PM

Needs work. B#??!
Descending pentatonic runs inaccurate.

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gorhamrox 31 Apr 26, 2008 03:18 AM

it sounds good but the run dons not in the right key.
nice work

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