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Stray Cats, Nine Lives Tabs (ver.1)

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Nine Lives Tabs (ver.1)

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                Band: Stray Cats
Album:Blast Off!

Alright kids! Back with another tab. Do I 
dare make another attempt at a Stray Cats
song? why not. we're all gonna die someday right? =)
Fortunately, Mr. Setzer took it a little easy on us
this time until the last few seconds where
he insanely zips through a scale. I'll
let you know where that is. Anyway, this is a very bluesy, 
very chill song that's the
10th and final track off of this album. Now, it's
very important that you finger pick the indicated
areas to achieve the sound as close as possible. 
Brian goes back and forth a lot between the pick
and his fingers. It's really not that big of a 
deal to learn this technique. I practiced pretty
hard for a couple of weeks and almost got it down.
He also shifts keys a couple of times as well. 
Alright, I'll shut up now. Strums not exact, listen
for the changes. Let's go!!

fp= indicates where Brian tucks his pick
    and finger picks the chord/notes.
    the bottom strings are played with the
    middle and ring while the upper string
    is plucked with the thumb

Starts in the key of Cm


(walking bass intro)  :17 Cm(volume swell)
e|--------------------3---3\----------x----x------|
B|--------------------4---4\----------x----x------|
G|--------------------5---5\----------x----x------|
D|--------------------5---5\----------x----x------|
A|--------------------3---3\----------x----x------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

:22 Cm (hold that chord,while doing the hammer-on thing)
e|-3-------------------------3\----|
B|-4---3h4p3h4p3h4p3h4-------4\----|
G|-5-------------------------5\----|
D|-5-------------------------5\----|
A|-3-------------------------3\----|
E|---------------------------------|

Just vocals, base and drums for the next 40 seconds or so.


:56           "first time that it happened.............."

  Cm7  Cm       Cm           
e|-6----3----|---3------------3----|
B|-4----4----|---4------------4----|
G|-5----5----|---5------------5----|
D|-5----5----|---5------------5----|
A|-3----3----|---3------------3----|
E|-----------|---------------------|


"She loved me         "It was a long           "Numbers 8 and 7"
then she left me"     long time ago"
   Cm                G7     G7#5        Cm7         G7
                           ***fp**
e|--3\------------|---3~----------------3\--|-------3~--|
B|--4\------------|---3~---4-4-4-4------4\--|-------3~--|
G|--5\------------|---4~---4-4-4-4------5\--|-------4~--|
D|--5\------------|---3~---3-3-3-3------5\--|-------3~--|
A|--3\------------|---5~----------------3\--|-------5~--|
E|----------------|---3~--------------------|-------3~--|


"They flew by   "Don't stick around
like the wind"   for me baby, I'm coming back again"

  F7   *fp*      Cm                Cm7  Cm
e|-1----------|--3\-----------------6----3------|
B|-1----1/4---|--4\-----------------4----4------|
G|-2----2/5---|--5\-----------------5----5------|
D|-1----------|--5\-----------------5----5------|
A|-3----------|--3\-----------------3----3------|
E|-1----------|---------------------------------|

" I got nine lives baby, I just keep comin back"
   Cm
e|-3--3-----------------------------3-----------------------|
B|-4--4--------------------3--4--6----4--3h4p3--------------|
G|-5--5-----------------5----------------------5------------|
D|-5--5------------------------------------------5----------|
A|-3--3---------------------------------------------6--5-3--|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|


" I got nine lives baby, I just keep comin back"
  Cm                             G7                 G7#5     Cm
                                                  ***fp***
e|-3------------------------------3--------------------------3\-----|
B|-4------------------------------3----------------4-4-4-4---4\-----|
G|-5------------------------------4----------------4-4-4-4---5\-----|
D|-5------------------------------3----------------3-3-3-3---5\-----|
A|-3------------------------------5--------------------------3\-----|
E|--------------------------------3---------------------------------|


"I got nine lives I nearly      "Each and every time I really
lost them all..."                had a ball. I got nine lives baby"
   Cm              G7            F7                Cm
e|-3---------------3----------|---1-----------------3---------|
B|-4---------------3----------|---1----1/4----------4---------|
G|-5---------------4----------|---2----2/5----------5---------|
D|-5---------------3----------|---1-----------------5---------|
A|-3---------------5----------|---3-----------------3---------|
E|-----------------3----------|---1---------------------------|

"I just keep comin back...

  Cm
e|-6---|
B|-4---|
G|-5---|
D|-5---|
A|-3---|
E|-----|


SOLO:
*****************fp********************************************
e|-8----8------8---8-----8----------8------------------------------|
B|-8----8------8---8-----8----------8------------------------------|
G|-10^--10^p8--10--8-----10^-8------10^-8--------------------------|
D|--------------------10--------10---------10p8-10~----------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------3p0-3~---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------3----------------------------------------|
B|------3-4-6---4--3h4p3-------------------------------|
G|-3/5-------------------5-----------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------5---------------|
A|-------------------------------5-6-8---6--5h6p5------|
E|-----------------------------8------------------8----|

                                                If you have a vibrato bar, 
                                                depress after each strum

e|--------------------4--3h4p3------------|------------8~-----------8\----|
B|---------------1p0------------6-4-3-----|------------8~---8~------8\----|
G|-----------1p0----------------------5-4-|------8~----8~---8~------8\----|
D|-------2-3------------------------------|-10~--10~--10~--10~-----10\----|
A|---2-5----------------------------------|-10~--10~-------10~-----10\----|
E|-3--------------------------------------|-8-~--8~---------8~------8\----|

e|-------4-------------------------------|
B|-5-6-8---6-----------------------------|
G|-----------5---------------------7-8---|
D|-------------6-5--3/4--6-7--8/10-------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

                                                      (key change)  
                                                       G#7  C#m
e|-8---8---8------8--8----------------8---8----------|--4---4--|
B|-8---8---8------8--8----------------8---8----------|--4---5--|
G|-----10^-10^p8--10-8-----10^-8------10^-8----------|--5---6--|
D|----------------------10--------10---------10p8-10-|--4---6--|
A|---------------------------------------------------|--6---4--|
E|---------------------------------------------------|--4------|

"I had fun with number       "She took all of my
six but baby....."           money honey..........buried me alive
       C#m                  Cm                   G#7      G#7#5    C#m
                                                         ***fb**
e|-4----------4~---------|--4\---------------------4-----4-4-4-4---4----|
B|-5----------5~---------|--5\---------------------4-----5-5-5-5---5----|
G|-6----------6~---------|--6\---------------------5-----5-5-5-5---6----|
D|-6----------6~---------|--6\---------------------4---------------6----|
A|-4----------4~---------|--4\---------------------6---------------4----|
E|-----------------------|-------------------------4--------------------|

"4 and 3 got    "watch out for     "that one almost
 better"        number 2"          killed me...."  
  G#7           F#7              C#m             C#m  A7  Dm 
                                                       (key change)
e|-4~---|-------2-------------|---4-------------|-4----5--5------|
B|-4~---|-------2-----2\5-----|---5-------------|-5----5--6------|
G|-5~---|-------3-----3\6-----|---6-------------|-6----6--7------|
D|-4~---|-------2-------------|---6-------------|-6----5--7------|
A|-6~---|-------4-------------|---4-------------|-4----7--5------|
E|-4~---|-------2-------------|-----------------|------5---------|

"I just got 1   "For just one last     "gotta drive 
life left!!      chance baby"           this lesson home!"

   Dm             Dm                  A7           A7#5
e|-555555~---|----5\---------------|---5---------5-5-5-5-5----|
B|-666666~---|----6\---------------|---5---------6-6-6-6-6----|
G|-777777~---|----7\---------------|---6---------6-6-6-6-6----|
D|-777777~---|----7\--X8-----------|---5---------5-5-5-5-5----|
A|-555555~---|----5\---------------|---7----------------------|
E|-----------|---------------------|---5---------5-5-5-5-5----|

"No more whiskey!...no more wine!....No more women.......it's time
    Dm                     Dm                 G7
e|-5-5-5------------------5-5-5--------------3-3-3-|-------------------|
B|-6-6-6------------------6-6-6--------------3-3-3-|--3--6--9---12~----|
G|-7-7-7------------------7-7-7--------------4-4-4-|--4--7--10--13~----|
D|-7-7-7------------------7-7-7--------------3-3-3-|-------------------|
A|-5-5-5------------------5-5-5--------------5-5-5-|-------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------3-3-3-|-------------------|

"kitten.............smitten............I'm a fooooool......Agaaaaain!!"
   Dm                     A7                     Dm           Aaug9
e|-5------------------------5---------------------5------------7----|
B|-6------------------------5---------------------6------------6----|
G|-7------------------------6---------------------7------------6----|
D|-7------------------------5---------------------7------------5----|
A|-5------------------------7---------------------5-----------------|
E|--------------------------5----------------------------------5----|


(I give myself a C- for attempting to tab this line he kills us with. 
 My ears aren't that great let alone my finger speed)


e|-----5---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-6-8---8--6p5---6p5--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------7-----7---5-3-5-3--7p5----5----------------------|
D|-------------------------------------8-----8p7p5---------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------4/5-----------|
E|------------------------------------------------------6-5-3--5-|

                                                    Eaug9

e|---------------------------------------8-10p8-7--|-12------------|
B|--------------------------------6\7-8------------|-11------------|
G|-----------7-7p5--4---4---5\6-7------------------|-11------------|
D|-----5\6-7----------7----------------------------|-10-------7\---|
A|-4\5---------------------------------------------|---------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|-10------------|

Alright guys. That's it for another brilliant
Stray Cats song. I'll be tabbing more of them later but
for now, up next is Funny Car Graveyard by Lee Rocker. 
Feel free to suggest any corrections. Let me know what you 
think! Have fun!

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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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