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THE OPENING LICK (well, no, but something like it)


                              Bend 7th fret up to pitch of 8th fret

                              |
                              v
 [Intro]                                 A   C  A    A   C  A
E |------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B |----------------------7(8)--5-|--------------------------------|
G |----------------------7(8)--5-|-----------5-----------5--------|
D |---10-9-0-7-------------------|7-5----7---5--7----7---5--7-----|
A |---10-9-0-7--10-9-0-----------|----7--7---3--7----7---3--7-----|
E |------------------------------|-------5------5----5------5-----|



     A                          F               
When I was in the cradle Mama used to say "Now baby don't you 

G         D
cry, cry, cry"

     A                       F                  
They turned on the radio and fed me rock and roll I went

G           A
Bye, bye, bye

                A                       F                       
Well it got under my skin and man it pulled me in 'cause it was

G                   D
Strong, strong, strong

  A                                      F
I hit the ground runnin', boy, let me tell you somethin' I was

G           A
Gone, gone, gone



E'                              C  G  D
        Get offa my line

                        E" (see chord chart)
'Cause I'm comin' through

E"                              C  G  D
        I'm aimin' high

                         E'
And I'm willin' to shoot



          A                G                 D                    A
I won't bow, I won't bend, I won't break, I'll tough it out

          A                  G           D                           A
I won't budge, I won't deal, I won't change, I'll tough it out

            A                             G
(Tough it out) Keep rockin' (Tough it out) no stoppin' 

         D                                      A
'Til I win the prize, I'll tough it out

            A                               G
(Tough it out) Straight ahead (tough it out) knock 'em dead

   A                         A   C A
No compromise, I'll tough it out




    A                              F            
Now I've got somethin' for every man, woman, and 

G                 D
child, child, child

   A                                             F              
We don't leave the hall 'til they're bouncin' off the walls goin' 

G               A
wild, wild, wild

         A                                  F           
It might happen any day, might be light years away, I don't 

G               D
mind, mind, mind

            A                             F             
You gotta head down, ears back, headed for the barn feelin' 

G               A
fine, fine, fine




E'                              C  G  D
        Get offa my line

                        E" (see chord chart)
'Cause I'm comin' through

E"                              C  G  D
        I'm aimin' high

                         E'
And I'm willin' to shoot




          A                G                 D                    A
I won't bow, I won't bend, I won't break, I'll tough it out

          A                  G           D                           A
I won't budge, I won't deal, I won't change, I'll tough it out

            A                             G
(Tough it out) Keep rockin' (Tough it out) no stoppin' 

         D                                      A
'Til I win the prize, I'll tough it out

            A                               G
(Tough it out) Straight ahead (tough it out) knock 'em dead

   A                         A   C A
No compromise, I'll tough it out



  [Solo]                                          (Bend both a half step!)
   A    F     G     D                  A     F    D               A
E |----------------------------|----------------------------------|
B |----8-10----7(8)------------|-------------8-10---12-12-12-12-12| sounds: 13
G |/9--9-10----7(8)--7(8)7-5-7-|--5-7-5--/9--9-10---11-11-11-11-11|         12 
D |/10-------------------------|--7------/10----------------------|
A |----------------------------|----------------------------------|
E |----------------------------|----------------------------------|



E'                                      C  G  D
You might catch me down 

                   E" (see chord chart)
But I won't be caught

E"                                 C  G  D
Now I might not sell 

                         E'
But I can't be bought


          A                G                 D                    A
I won't bow, I won't bend, I won't break, I'll tough it out

          A                  G           D                           A
I won't budge, I won't deal, I won't change, I'll tough it out

            A                             G
(Tough it out) Keep rockin' (Tough it out) no stoppin' 

         D                                      A
'Til I win the prize, I'll tough it out

            A                               G
(Tough it out) Straight ahead (tough it out) knock 'em dead

   A                         A   C A
No compromise, I'll tough it out

[Outro]
        A                       G               D
E |----10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-7-7-8-7-7-7-8-7---|
B |----9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|
G |----------------------------|----------------------------------|
D |----------------------------|----------------------------------|
A |----------------------------|----------------------------------|
E |----------------------------|----------------------------------|

        A                       G               D
E |----10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-7-7-8-7-7-7-8-7---|
B |----9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|
G |----------------------------|----------------------------------|
D |----------------------------|----------------------------------|
A |----------------------------|----------------------------------|
E |----------------------------|----------------------------------|

                                                   A   E  A   
E |------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B |----------------------7(8)--5-|--------------------------------|
G |----------------------7(8)--5-|--------------------------------|
D |---10-9-0-7-------------------|7-5----7---2--7-----------------|
A |---10-9-0-7--10-9-0-----------|----7--7---2--7-----------------|
E |------------------------------|-------5---0--5-----------------|

...and hold that last chord until the drummer tells you to stop!  :)



A       577xxx (power chord)
C       x355xx (power chord)
F       133xxx (power chord)
G       355xxx (power chord)
D       x577xx (power chord)
E'      022xxx (1st time in pre-chorus)
E"      x799xx (2nd time in pre-chorus)

|    deadnote
| /   slideup
| b  Pre-bend
|    vibrato
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