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Bon Jovi, Bed Of Roses Tabs (ver.3)

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Bed Of Roses Tabs (ver.3)

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                I’ve seen a lot of different versions of this song,
but there’s always something missing.
I’m pretty sure this one’s right.
Corrections and comments are welcome. Please rate it:)

Normal tuning: (EADGBe)
Key: 
 b – Bend note(12b13)   rb – release bend
 p – Pull off           h – Hammer on
 /\ - slide up/down     ~ - Vibrato
 PM – Palm mute	      [x]- Artificial harmonic
 Rake – Drag pick over notes while slightly palm muting with finger

Guitar 1(Acoustic): Piano part or chords
Guitar 2(Distorted): Intro, fills, solo and chorus

Background piano part:
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--8--------8--------8--------8--------8--------8--------8--------8------|
G|----10-------10-------10-------10-------10-------10-------10-------10---|
D|-------12-------12-------12-------12-------10-------10-------10-------10|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Intro: (Distortion)
  Rake	   	                rake 	
e|-12b13rb12--10~~------------|--10-12-12b13rb-12~~-10~~---------------|
B|-10--------------10-13-10~~-|--10---------------------13b15rb---13~~-|
G|-10-------------------------|--10-----------------------------14-----|
D|----------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------|----------------------------------------|
 Rake		                        rake
e|10-12-12b13-12~~-10~~-----------------|10-12-12b13rb-12~~10~~-----------|
B|10------------------13b15rb-10-13-10~~|10------------------13b15rb--13~~|   
G|10------------------------------------|10-------------------------14----|
D|--------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Verse 1: 
--------
Bb                                            F
Sitting here wasted and wounded with this old piano.
       Bb                                         F
Trying hard to capture the moment, this morning I don't know.
         Am                    Bb                              F
'cause a bottle of vodka is still lodged in my head and some blonde
                                                   Bb  (Fill 1)
gave me nightmares, I think that she's still in my bed. 
e|-------------|
B|-3h4-3-------|
G|-------3-----|
D|---------3~~-|
A|-------------|
E|-------------|
      Bb                      C                         F
As I dream about movies they won't make of me when I'm dead.

Verse 2:
--------
        Bb                                          F     (Fill 2)
With an iron-clad fist I wake up to french-kiss the morning.
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|-10h12--10--------------|
D|-----------10h12-10/12~~|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|
        Bb                                                        F (Fill 3)
While a marching band keeps it's own beat in my head while we're talking
 rake
e|15b17rb-13h15------|
B|12------------13~~-|
G|12-----------------|
D|-------------------|
A|-------------------|
E|-------------------|
      Am                  Bb                       F         
about all of the things I longed to believe, about love, the truth,
                            Bb         (Fill 1)
what you mean to me and the truth is...
Bb          C           F   (Fill 4)
Baby you're all that I need.
e|-----------|
B|-----------|
G|-----------|
D|---------5-|
A|---------3-|
E|--1-3-1--0-|

Chorus:
-------
        Dm      C         Bb     F  (Fill 5)
I wanna lay you down in a bed of roses
E|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|-1-1--3b5rb3b5rb3b5rb3—-1~~-|
 PM---|
      Dm         C          Bb     F  (Fill 6)
for Tonight I'll sleep on a bed of nails
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|---------3----|
A|-----0-3------|
E|-1-1-------1~~|
 PM---|
               Bb         F            Bb   F
Ohhhh I wanna be just as close as the Holy Ghost is

Dm  C   Bb                F
Lay you down, on a bed of roses

Verse 3:
--------
				                      (Fill 7)
Well I’m so far away, each step that I take’s on my way home
  rake
e|-10-13---------------------|
B|-10----10-13---------------|
G|-10----------10-12---------|
D|-------------------10h12~~-|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|				       
                                                                     (Fill 8)
A king’s ransom in dimes I’d give each night to see through this payphone
e|-------13~~-12~~----------------|
B|-13--------------15~~-15\13~~---|
G|----14--------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|

still I run out of time or it’s hard to get through till the bird on the 
			                (Fill 1)
wire flies me back to you I just close my eyes 
	                         (Fill 4)
And whisper baby blind love is true

Chorus:
-------
        Dm      C         Bb     F    (Fill 5)
I wanna lay you down in a bed of roses
E|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|-1-1--3b5rb3b5rb3b5rb3—-1~~-|
 PM---|
      Dm         C          Bb     F  (Fill 6)
for Tonight I'll sleep on a bed of nails
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|---------3----|
A|-----0-3------|
E|-1-1-------1~~|
 PM---|
              Bb         F            Bb   F
Ohhhh I wanna be just as close as the Holy Ghost is

Dm  C   Bb                F   (Fill 4)
Lay you down, on a bed of roses

Bridge:
------- 
          Bb                  C
Well, this hotel bar hangover whiskey's gone dry
        F
The barkeeper's wig's crooked, and she's giving me the eye
   Bb
I might have said yeah              
       Bb         C           F    (Fill 4)   C
But I laughed so hard I think I died      ooh yeah

Solo:
-----

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------3-5-5b[7]--5b[7]~---3h5--------------|
A|--5-3-5~---------------------------3~--3h5------|
E|-------------------------------------------3/5~-|

e|-10-------------------------------|
B|----13p10-13b15~--13b15~--13~~~~~-|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|
	     _Triplet__Triplet__Triplet_	
e|13b15--13~--13-10----10-----------------------|---------13-15b17---15b17|
B|------------------13----13-10---10-13-13b15~\-|----15-17----------------|
G|------------------------------9---------------|/14----------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|-------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|-------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|-------------------------|
							    
e|-17-15p13-17b18—18rb17--13h15-------------------|
B|------------------------------13~~-13h15--------|
G|----------------------------------------12h14~~-|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

  Rake
e|-10-12-12b13rb12-12b13-13~~|
B|-10------------------------|
G|-10------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

Verse 4:
--------

Now as you close your eyes you know I'll be thinking about you.
My mistress she calls me to stand in her spotlight again.
I won't be alone, you know that don't mean I'm not lonely.
       Dm         C              Bb                   F      (Fill 4)
I’ve got nothing to prove, for it’s you that I’d die to defend

Chorus:
-------
        Dm      C         Bb     F  (Fill 5)
I wanna lay you down in a bed of roses
E|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|-1-1--3b5rb3b5rb3b5rb3—-1~~-|
 PM---|

      Dm         C          Bb     F  (Fill 6)
for Tonight I'll sleep on a bed of nails
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|---------3----|
A|-----0-3------|
E|-1-1-------1~~|
 PM---|
               Bb         F            Bb   F
Ohhhh, I wanna be just as close as the Holy Ghost is

Dm  C   Bb  (Fill 7) 
Lay you down.... 
e|-----------13-15-13-15b17--15b17—17rb13h15--15b17------|
B|-----15-17----------------------------------------15~~-|
G|-/14---------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus:
-------
        Dm      C         Bb     F  (Fill 5)
I wanna lay you down in a bed of roses
E|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|-1-1--3b5rb3b5rb3b5rb3—-1~~-|
 PM---|
      Dm         C          Bb     F  (Fill 6)
for Tonight I'll sleep on a bed of nails
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|---------3----|
A|-----0-3------|
E|-1-1-------1~~|
 PM---|
               Bb         F            Bb   F
Ohhhh I wanna be just as close as the Holy Ghost is

Dm  C   Bb                F   
Lay you down, on a bed of roses


That’s it! It took a while, but I hope it’s worth it.
Any comments, corrections are welcome!

Ole-Johnny Tune
            
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