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From: Martin Hermans 

This is guitar tablature for "Rough Boy" off the Afterburner album by
ZZ Top

Here is the lead guitar to "Rough Boy"
Wherever I have not indicated where to bend to, bend one half fret.


        ~~~~~
e|---------------|-----------|
B|-----5---------|-----5-----|
G|-4/6---4-----2-|-4/6----/4-|
D|---------------|-----------|
A|---------------|-----------|
E|---------------|-----------|

Keep repeating those two measures like on the recording (about 4X)
Then

          ~~~~~~~~             ~~~~~~~~      ~~~~~~~~~         ~~~~~~
e|---------------------|-----------------|-----4--------|--------4-----|
B|---------------------|-----------------|--------------|--------------|
G|-6b-------4-------2--|-6b------4-------|-2------------|-2------------|
D|---------------------|-----------------|-2------------|-2------------|
A|---------------------|-----------------|--------------|--------------|
E|---------------------|-----------------|--------------|--------------|

Then the first verse is sung

Then play those first two measures for "I'm a Rough boy , I 'm a rough boy"

Solo after verse 2 and before verse 3


      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                             ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
e|--------------------------9-------------|---------------------------------|
B|-12b14---------------------12-9---------|---------9----9--------------9-9-|
G|--------------------------------12-11-9-|---------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|11-11-11---11---11---------------|
A|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|

              ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
e|-------------------------------------------|----------------------------|
B|-9h10p9----9-------------------------------|----------------------------|
G|--------11---11---------------9------------|-11-9/11---------------(11)\|
D|--------------------------------11------11-|----------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|----------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|----------------------------|

      ~~~~~~~~~           ~~~~~~~~~~~~~              ~~~~~~~
e|-------------7----------------|-------7-----------------------------|
B|-10b12---------10-7-10b12-----|---------10-7------------------------|
G|------------------------------|--------------9-7-------------7-9b11p|9
D|------------------------------|------------------9-9----------------|
A|------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------|-0---------|
B|--------------------------------|-----------|
G|(9)-----------------7p6-------7-|-----7-----|
D|------------------------9-------|-----------|
A|--------------------------7-----|-----------|
E|----------------------------0---|-----------|

Then the third verse is sung

And the final solo

e|-12-9----------9------------------------------------------|
B|------9-12B14-----12-9------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------11b13-11-9-----11----9-11-11b13b11h|
D|-----------------------------------------11---------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

                   ~~~~~~~~~~                                            ~~~
e|-----------------------------------|----7/9-------------------------9---------|
B|-------------9------------------10-|-12-----12-10-12b14b10------------10----14|
G|9----11----9---9-------------11----|-----------------------11-11-11-----11----|
D|--11----11-------11----------------|------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------|

        ~~~~~~~                   ~~~~~~~
e|-14-------------14----------------------------10b12----|
B|----17b19----------17-14----------------------10b12-10-|
G|------------------------16-14-------------14-----------|
D|------------------------------16-16--------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

                      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                        ~~~~
e|--------------7------------------|--7-----------------------------------------|
B|-10b12----------10-7-10b12-------|----10p7-10b12----10-7----------------------|
G|---------------------------------|-----------------------10p9p7-10p9p7---7----|
D|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------9---9--|
A|---------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|

                       ~~~~~~
e|-12--------------------------------12------------------|
B|---14b12h10-----------10-----12-------14B12H10---12P10-|
G|------------11-9-11-11------------------------11-------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

           ~~~~~~~~            ~~~~~~~~~~
e|-----------9------(9)H11|-----------------5----------|
B|---10-12B14-------------|-8B10-8------------5--------|
G|-11---------------------|---------------------5B7-7--|
D|------------------------|----------------------------|
A|------------------------|----------------------------|
E|------------------------|----------------------------|

                                         ~~~~~~~~
e|--------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|--------------------|-------------------------|-------10-------10--12-10-12b14|
G|----5b----------6---|------------9-11p9-11----|---9-11--11-9-11---------------|
D|------7-7-----7-----|-11-11p9-11--------------|-------------------------------|
A|--------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|--------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------------|

                    ~~~~~~                                 ~~~~~~~
e|-12--------------------------------|-12--------------------------------|
B|----14b12------10--10-----10-12b14-|---12b13--12b14---12--(12)-----10--|
G|-----------------11----------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
   <-this measure repeats once->

            ~~~~~~~~~~~         ~~~~~~~~~
e|---------12-----------------5-|-5---------8b-----------|
B|-12b14-----(12)------(12)\5---|------------------------|
G|------------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------------|------------------------|
A|------------------------------|----------------7\--0-0-|
E|------------------------------|------------------------|

     ~~~~~~~~                        ~~~~~~~~~~
e|------------5-----5--5-----|-2------------------2---------|
B|-7b9---------9b7-5--5--5---|----2--5b7-------------5----2-|
G|-------------------------6-|------------------------4b5---|
D|---------------------------|------------------------------|
A|---------------------------|------------------------------|
E|---------------------------|------------------------------|

                                             ~~~~~~~~
e|-----------------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------5---5------------|------------------------|
G|-4-2-4---2-4b6-----4b6b4--2-4--2-4-|-4b6b4---2----------2-4-|
D|-------4---------------------------|-----------------2h4----|
A|-----------------------------------|------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|------------------------|

               ~~~~~             ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
e|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|-5-----------------------------|
G|-4b6p2-----4-2-------2-4-4b6-|--4--------------------2-4---2-|
D|-------4-2-----4-------------|-------------------2-4-----4---|
A|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|

           ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
e|----------------------------------|-------------------------|
B|------5-------------------/5--5-5-|-/5--5-5-5---5---5---5---|
G|-4b6----4-(4)-------------/6--6-6-|-/6--6-6-6-6---6---6---6-|
D|----------------------------------|-------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|-------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|-------------------------|

                                 ~~~~~~~~~~
e|---------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-5-5-----5---5---5---5-5-5-|-5H7---------------------|
G|-----6-6---6---6---6-------|-----6---------4-2-4--4b6|
D|---------------------------|-------------------------|
A|---------------------------|-------------------------|
E|---------------------------|-------------------------|

        ~~~~~~~~~~~~                     ~~~~
e|-----------------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|--------------------------|
G|------2-2----------------------2h4-|-4-4-4---2h4-4---2--------|
D|-------------------------4-4-4-----|-----4---------4---4-4----|
A|---------------------/4-4----------|--------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|--------------------------|

             ~~~~~~~~~~
e|-------------------------------|------------------|-------------------|
B|-------------------------------|------------------|-------------------|
G|-2-4-4-4-2-2-------------------|------------------|-----------------0-|
D|-----4-------4---------4---2h4-|-4p2------0-2-2p0-|-2/4-2--(2)/-------|
A|-------------------------4-----|------------------|-------------------|
E|-------------------------------|------------------|-------------0-----|

                          ~~~~~~~~~
e|-----------------------|----------------------------|-----4-------4--4--------|
B|-/2-------2-5-5----5\0-|-/2-----------5-5---5---5---|----------------------7--|
G|-/2--------------------|-/2-------------------------|-4/6-----------6-------6-|
D|-----------------------|-----------/6-----6---6---6-|-------------------------|
A|-----------------------|----------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-----------------------|----------------------------|-------------------------|

          ~~~~~~~~~~~     ~~~~~~~
e|-4/5-5--------------0-|/2------0------------|-2---------------------|
B|--------7-------------|----------0-3--------|-----5---3---2---2p0-0-|
G|----------------------|/4---------------4-4-|---4----4---4---4------|
D|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
A|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
E|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|

e|-0----------2------4-----5-----7-|-----5-----4----2------0-|
B|---0-0---0----0------0-0---0-0---|---0---0-----0-0---0-0---|
G|---------------------------------|-------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|-------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-------------------------|
                                                fade...



************************************

| (n)  Ghost note
| h    Hammer-on
| p    Pull-off
| b    Bend
| /    Slide up
| \    Slide down
| P    Pop   

************************************

            
            
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Rainmaker22 10 Oct 23, 2009 05:04 PM

I think this bit :

---------------------|-----------------|
---------------------|-----------------|
-6b-------4-------2--|-6b------4-------|
---------------------|-----------------|
---------------------|-----------------|

Should go like this :

---------------------|-----------------|
---------------------|-----------------|
-6/7------6-------4--|-6/7-----6----4--|
---------------------|-----------------|
---------------------|-----------------|

I don't know if this is the real way to play it, but I think it's sound better. Anyway, nice tab

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lynnkrois 10 Jun 09, 2014 01:55 AM

Awesome tab

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