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Tonic - "Roses"
From "Head On Straight" Album
Standard Tuning
tabbed by jjhand at Ultimate Guitar


There is some random string slides as the song fades in, then


Main Riff - The notes in () are not played during the verse part, it becomes rests
e|---------------------------|----------------------------|
B|---------------------------|----------------------------|
G|---------------------------|----------------------------|
D|-4/6--4/6--4/6--4/6--(4/6)-|----------------------------|
A|-2/4--2/4--2/4--2/4--(2/4)-|-6/7--6/7--6/7--6/7--(6--7)-|
E|---------------------------|-4/5--4/5--4/5--4/5--(4--5)-|

e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-2-4--2-4--2-4--2-4--(x-x-x-x)-|-2-4--2-4--2-4--2-4--(x-x-x-x)-|
E|-0-2--0-2--0-2--0-2--(x-x-x-x)-|-0-2--0-2--0-2--0-2--(x-x-x-x)-|


Lyrics:
"If you wanna be my best friend, then show it"
"If you wanna live inside me, down't blow it"


Prechorus - play Main Riff with () notes, and Lead Guitar plays:
e|--------------|--------------|-------------|--------------|
B|----2---------|--------------|-------------|--------------|
G|-1----------1-|-2------------|-------------|--------------|
D|--------------|------------4-|-4---------4-|-4------------|
A|--------------|--------------|-------------|--------------|
E|--------------|--------------|-------------|--------------|
"I don't wanna stand in line, I don't wanna waste my time,
I just wanna be the one"


Chorus - Play 2x

   Clean Lead
e|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|----------------------|
B|---------4-------|---------4-------|------------4-------|----------4-----------|
G|-----6-------6---|-----6-------6---|----------6----6----|--------------6-------|
D|---6-------------|---6-----------6-|---3/4-6---------6--|----3/4----------6----|
A|-4---------------|-3---------------|--------------------|---0------------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-6------------------|-1--------------------|
 |
 | Distorted Rhythm
e|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|---------------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|---------------------|
G|-6---------------|-----------------|-3------------------|---------------------|
D|-6---------------|-3---------------|-3------------------|-4-------------------|
A|-4---------------|-3---------------|-1------------------|-4-------------------|
E|-----------------|-1---------------|--------------------|-2-------------------|
  "I don't wanna be around when you come down, I just wanted you to know"
  "Oh,     Oh,     the roses always grow"

Verse 2 (1:23), with Main Riff:

2 Lead Parts (start w/ amp tremelo) -
e|-----------4-|-(4)~--------|-2~--------------|---------------| tremelo is off
B|-------------|-----------2-|-------------*13-|\11*-----------| for the slide notes **
G|-------------|-------------|-------------*13-|\11*-----------|
D|-------------|-------------|-----------------|---------------|
A|-------------|-------------|-----------------|---------------|
E|-------------|-------------|-----------------|---------------|

Verse 2 Lyrics:
"If you wanna hear 'I love you', then say it"
"If you wanna hear 'I need you', then prove it"

Play Prechorus as Before

Play Chorus


Solo 1 (2:13)
e|---------------------------------------------------|----------------------9-9------------|
B|-11b12r11-9-11b12r11-9-11b12r11-9-11b12r11-9-------|---------9------------9-9-12p9-12b14-|
G|-11b12r11-9-11b12r11-9-11b12r11-9-11b12r11-9-------|---------9----9-11b13----------------|
D|---------------------------------------------11~-9-|-----9h11--11------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|-9h11--------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|


e|-9~----12-9-9~-9-9\----------|---------------------------------11---9--|
B|----12--------------------9--|-----------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------9--|-11b13-11b13-11b13r11----11--9/11---9----|
D|-----------------------------|----------------------11-----------------|
A|-----------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
E|---------------------0-0-----|-----------------------------------------|

Bridge:

  Rhythm
e|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|---------------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|---------------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|---------------------|
D|-7---------------|-4---------------|-7------------------|-4-------------------|
A|-7---------------|-4---------------|-7------------------|-4-------------------|
E|-5---------------|-2---------------|-5------------------|-2---------0h2p0-2p0-|
 |
 | Lead (after Solo)
e|-(9)-------------|-(9)--------11-9-|-(9)----------------|-(9)-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|---------------------|
G|-(9)-------------|-(9)----9/11---9-|-(9)----------------|-(9)-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|---------------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|---------------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|---------------------|


Play Clean Lead part of Chorus alone, then other parts join in on final chorus


Outro Solo (Rhythm plays Main Riff)

e|------16-----16-----16-----16------|------16-----16-----16-----16------|
B|-19b21--19b21--19b21--19b21--------|-19b21--19b21--19b21--19b21--------|
G|-----------------------------18~---|-----------------------------18~---|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
B|---------9---------11b12r11~----|---------9-----------9qb------|
G|---------9-----9---11b12r11~----|---------9-----------9qb------|
D|-----9h11---11------------------|-----9h11--------9h11---------|
A|-9h11---------------------------|-9h11--------9h11-------------|
E|--------------------------------|------------------------------|


key
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| x  Mute note
| b  bend note
| r  release bent note
| qb quarter bend, slight pitch increase

            
            
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