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Stray Cats, Gene And Eddie Tabs (ver.1)

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Gene And Eddie Tabs (ver.1)

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Man, I really wish I could get this solo, but with my ear I was lucky I
could get the of the song...

Also, I saw that the other tab(s) for this song have all been on either tab
or GuitarPro, so this one's for those who are too lazt/apathetic/whatever
to look at (like me!). Well, this is my 3rd tab (2nd wasn't published, to
my dismay...),and I hope you enjoy the song, albeit without the solo.
This song is Setzer's nod to Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran,
naming Gene's Be-Bop-a-Lula and Eddie's Summertime Blues in the verse.

Brian Setzer is by far one of the greatest guitarists to live, so I'm
pretty proud of being able to do this, which, I think, is a good
representation of what he plays on this song. Alright, let's go!

Chords Used [(In order of appearance)You can also use barre chords in the verses for A, 
you'd like,
but I tend not to. I also forgot the chord in the first fill,
so don't kill me for not including it here!]:

  E  A  E5 A5 B  B5 D
|-0--0--------2-----2-|
|-0--2--------2-----3-|
|-1--2-----2--3-----2-|
|-2--2--2--2--4--4--0-|
|-2--0--2--0--4--4----|
|-0-----0-----2--2----|

O||
 ||  <-That kind of thing means repeat the previous passage however many
O||    times according to the X(#) above it. If there is no || before a passage, then
that bar to the beginning, like in the Intro/Main Riff

Amp settings (not in o'clock):

Gain- Big no-no, all the way down. If you absolutely MUST have it, go with
      around 1-2
Treble- Either 8 or 10
Middle- A smidge past 5
Bass-   Either 10 or 8, respectively depending on what you put for Treble
        (i.e., Treb-10 = Bass-8, vice versa)
Reverb- To taste. For a more surf-y sound, I put it to 10, but it sounds
        good anywhere, really, especially in the 4-7 range.

Also, if you have a delay pedal, set it up to Slap-Back.



'Well Be-Bop-a-Lula, she's my baby..."

INTRO/MAIN RIFF

  A       E         x8
|-0-0-0-0--0--0---||
|-2-2-2-2--0--0--O||
|-2-2-2-2--1--1---||
|-2-2-2-2--2--2---||
|-0-0-0-0--2--2--O||
|----------0--0---||


VERSE 1

(Shuffle the chords with a bluesy feel to it, it may sound like a regular blues 
but it's actually just a shuffle of, slightly palm-muted if anything, root fifth/power chords 
the full open/barre chord. A sample rythym in eighth notes: E5-E5-E-E5-E5-E5-E)


   E     E5             E     E5
Well, Be-Bop-a-Lu-la, Summer time blues

|-0-0-0-0--------1-1-1-0-|
|-0-0-0-2--------0-0-0-0-|
|-1-1-1-2--------2-2-2-1-|
|-2-2-2-2--------1-1-1-2-|
|-2-2-2-0--------2-2-2-2-|
|-0-0-0----------------0-|

   E       E5              E        E5
Well, it's somethin' else, man, you can't lose

|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------8/9-9-9-8/9-9-9-8/9-9-9-------|
|-------8/9-9-9-8/9-9-9-8/9-9-9-8b- 8\|
|-----6-6/7-7-7-6/7-7-7-6/7-7-7-------|
|-7-9---------------------------------|

    A      A5           A          A5
I'm gonna race with the devil, and maybe I'll win!

|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-5/7-7-6-6-4-4-----------------------|
|---------------7-7-5-5-4-4-2-2-------|
|----------------------------------2--|
|-------------------------------3b-0--|

    E     E5       E        E5
And I'm a-gonna dance with Skinny Jim,

|-12-12-12--12-12--12-12--12-12-----------------------|
|-12-12-12--12-12--12-12--12-12--12-------------------|
|--------------14b----14b----14b-----12-14-12--12-----|
|----------------------------------------------12--14-|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|

CHORUS 1

      B       B5         B          B5
Well, hang on tight, you better get ready,

        A
Cause we're gonna rock with (Gene and Eddie!)


MAIN RIFF
                   x4
|-0-0-0-0--0--0---||
|-2-2-2-2--0--0--O||
|-2-2-2-2--1--1---||
|-2-2-2-2--2--2---||
|-0-0-0-0--2--2--O||
|----------0--0---||


VERSE 2

       E       E5
Hallelujah, I love her so,

|---------------------|
|---------------------|
|---------------------|
|---------------------|
|---------------------|
|-0--3--4--5--6---7~~\|

    E   E5        E
Bee-I bickey-bop, bo-bo-bo

|-----------------------------------------------|
|-5-8p7p5---------------------------------------|
|---------7p6p5-------7p6p5---------------------|
|---------------7p6p5-------7p6p5-------7p5-0-2-|
|---------------------------------7p6p5-------0-|
|-----------------------------------------------|

    A           A5      A          A5
Oh, cut across, shorty, you can't fail!

|-2-2-2-2--0--0--2-2-2-2--0--0-|
|-3-3-3-3--2--2--3-3-3-3--2--2-|
|-2-2-2-2--2--2--2-2-2-2--2--2-|
|-0-0-0-0--2--2--0-0-0-0--2--2-|
|----------0--0-----------0--0-|
|------------------------------|

           E       E5    E        E5
She's got red blue jeans and a pony tail,

|----0-----0---0---0---0------------|
|--------0---0---0---0----2h3p2---2-|
|-7b-----7---6---5---4----------0-2-|
|---------------------------------0-|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|


CHORUS 2

       B      B5             B          B5
Well, hang on tight, man, you better get ready,

       A
Cause we're gonna rock with (Gene and Eddie!)


MAIN RIFF
                   x4
|-0-0-0-0--0--0---||
|-2-2-2-2--0--0--O||
|-2-2-2-2--1--1---||
|-2-2-2-2--2--2---||
|-0-0-0-0--2--2--O||
|----------0--0---||


SOLO
     Yeah, this is where the awesome solo should be, but I can't figure it out. I'll
trying though, sorry!


VERSE 3

E (let ring)
Well, come on everybody, let's get together tonight

|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|-6h7-7-7-6h7-7-7-6h7-7-7~~|
|-0---0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0~~|

    E     E5    E      E5
Say mama, can I go out tonight?

|----------------------------------------|
|-5-8p7p5--------------------------------|
|---------7p6p5-------7p6p5--------------|
|---------------7p6p5-------7p5---5---2--|
|-------------------------------7---5-0--|
|----------------------------------------|

   A    A5        A          A5      A      A5
Well, I sure miss you and the twenty flight rock,

|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|------2------2---|
|-2------2--------|
|-0--3b--0--3b--2-|
|---------------0-|

    E    E5                E        E5
Get your dungarees on and let's blue jean bop!

|-----------------------------------|
|-------------9------9---9---9-12-9-|
|---9---9---9--9---9---9---9--------|
|-9---9---9-------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|


CHORUS 3/OUTRO

       B      B5             B          B5
Well, hang on tight, you better get ready,

       A
Cause we're gonna rock with (Gene and Eddie!)


|-0-0-0-0--0--0--|
|-2-2-2-2--0--0--|
|-2-2-2-2--1--1--|
|-2-2-2-2--2--2--|
|-0-0-0-0--2--2--|
|----------0--0--|


       B      B5                B          B5
Well, hang on tight, boys,  you better get ready,

       A
Cause we're gonna rock with (Gene and Eddie!)

|-0-0-0-0--0--0--|
|-2-2-2-2--0--0--|
|-2-2-2-2--1--1--|
|-2-2-2-2--2--2--|
|-0-0-0-0--2--2--|
|----------0--0--|

       B      B5        B          B5
Well, hang on tight, you better get ready,

       A
Cause we're gonna rock with Gene and Eddie!

END


And there you go! Hopefully I can figure out the solo soon, though. I'll update it when 
figure it out!
            
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