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Stray Cats, Runaway Boys Tabs (ver.1)

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Runaway Boys Tabs (ver.1)

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                Band: The Stray Cats

One of the more popular songs among Stray Cats fans. If I'm correct,
this was their first single in the UK. The main sections of the song
are pretty easy. The solo can be challenging if you haven't played
a lot of Setzer. He opens up the solo with that famous pull off
lick in e on the 1st string. Listen for the changes. Strums
are not exact. Lets go!!!

INTRO/VERSE:

e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|X4
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|-12-0-10-0-9-0-7-0-5-0-3-0-2-0-1-0--------|
  ***pm*****************************


MAIN RIFF:
  F#                                A                               Em
e|--------------------------------|------------0~-------------------0~--|
B|------2-4-2-------2-4-2---------|-----5-7-5--0~--5-7-5------8--3--0~--|
G|------3-4-3--3~---3-4-3--3--3\1-|-----6-7-6--0~--6-7-6-6----9--4--0~--|
D|-4~----------4~----------4--4\2-|-7~-------------------7--------------|
A|-4~-----------------------------|-7~----------------------------------|
E|-2~-----------------------------|-5~----------------------------------|

VERSE:
Repeat INTRO/VERSE riff


PRE CHORUS:
"Who could I turn to? Where could I stay?.........."
  A               C
e|--------|----------------0------------------0~---|
B|--------|----------------0---------8---3----0~~--|
G|--------|----------------0---------9---4----0~---|"RUNAWAY BOYS!"
D|-7------|-------10-------10----------------------|
A|-7------|-------10-------10----------------------|
E|-5------|-------8--------8-----------------------|

Repeat INTRO/VERSE riff
Repeat PRE CHORUS

POST CHORUS:
"Runnin' faster. Faster all the time........"

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------8--3--|
G|---------------------------9--4--|
D|-4------------7------------------|
A|-4------------7------------------|
E|-2------------5------------------|

SOLO:

e|-3p2p0-------------3p2p0--------------3p2p0-------------|
B|-------3p2p0-------------3p2p0--------------3p2p0-------|
G|-------------3p2p0--------------3p2p0--------------4p2^-|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------|----------------------------|
B|-0------------------------------------|----------------------------|
G|---3-0-2-3-2p0------------------------|-----------------------0-2^-|
D|---------------2-0------2-----2-----2-|-----------0-2p0---0-2------|
A|--------------------1/2---1/2---1/2---|-------0-2-------2----------|
E|--------------------------------------|-0-2-3----------------------|

e|-/12-------------12-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----15-12----12--------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------14-------14^p12--14-12---------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------14-12-12-14-12-----------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------14-13-12-10---|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----14------12------11---------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------14-----12--11--------------------------|
A|-12------12------12------12-----12----------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|----2-----0---------------------------|----------------------2-0-2^-----|
D|----------------4----2---0------------|------------0-2p0---0------------|
A|-0-----0-----0-----0---0---4----------|--------0-2-------2--------------|
E|------------------------------0~-0~-0~|--0-2-3--------------------------|

Repeat song from MAIN RIFF:


That's it for another Cats song. The ending should be easy
to figure out. Just repeats some of the stuff already tabbed above.
I haven't figured out what to tab next but I'll tab something. Let
me know of any changes! Have fun!

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| ^   bend

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