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Lionel Richie - Dancing On The Ceiling Tabs

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Dancing On The Ceiling Tabs

(ver. 1) Click to play this song!
Lionel Richie

[Intro]
Keyboard / Synth riff - Just listen for the timing and use this pattern.
Use picking hand to act as a capo on the 10th fret and hammer-on / pull-off the riff

e|-15p10--15p12p10--17p12p10--15p10--15p12p10--17p12p10----------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| x12

[Intro]
Guitar - Just strum C

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-------------|
D|---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-------------|
A|---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------| For the first 8 bars

Then Keyboard lead comes in (guitar chords are the same
Add a lot of cheesy 80's chorus effect.

      D   C        G   F
e|---------------/-3---1--------|
B|---------------/-3---1--------|
G|---/7---5~~----/-4---2--------|
D|---/7---5~~----/-5---3--------|
A|---------------/-5---3--------|
E|---------------/(3)-(1)-------|


[Verse]
What is happening here

       C        Bb            F
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|--5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3-----10-----10----------|
D|--5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3-----10-----10----------|
A|--3-3-3-3---1-1-1-1---8----8-8-------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|
PM  . . . .   . . . .   .    . .

Something's going on that's not quite clear

       C        Bb         F
e|----------------------1-1-1-1--------|
B|----------------------1-1-1-1--------|
G|--5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3---2-2-2-2--------|
D|--5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3--------|
A|--3-3-3-3---1-1-1-1---x-x-x-x--------|
E|----------------------1-1-1-1--------|
PM  . . . .   . . . .   . . . .


Somebody turn on the light             We're gonna have a party, It's starting tonight

      C        Bb             F                               G
e|-------------------------------------|-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------|
B|-------------------------------------|-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------|
G|--5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3-----10-----10----|-----------------------------------------------|
D|--5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3-----10-----10----|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--3-3-3-3---1-1-1-1---8----8-8-------|-------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---------|
E|-------------------------------------|-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------|
PM  . . . .   . . . .   .    . .               . . . . . . . . . . . .   


[Chorus]
(synth) 
      D   C        G   F          (Guitar rhythm is these chords, palm muted)
e|---------------/-3---1--------|
B|---------------/-3---1--------|
G|---/7---5~~----/-4---2--------|
D|---/7---5~~----/-5---3--------|
A|---/5---3~~----/-5---3--------|
E|---------------/(3)-(1)-------| x2

Harmony
e|---------------------------------|
B|---15--13------------------------|
G|----x---x-------12--10-----------|
D|---12--10--------x---x-----------|
A|----------------10---8-----------|
E|---------------------------------| x2

[Verse 2]
The room is hot and that's good
       C        Bb            F
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|--5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3-----10-----10----------|
D|--5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3-----10-----10----------|
A|--3-3-3-3---1-1-1-1---8----8-8-------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|
PM  . . . .   . . . .   .    . .

Some of my friends came by from the neighborhood


       C        Bb         F
e|----------------------1-1-1-1--------|
B|----------------------1-1-1-1--------|
G|--5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3---2-2-2-2--------|
D|--5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3--------|
A|--3-3-3-3---1-1-1-1---x-x-x-x--------|
E|----------------------1-1-1-1--------|
PM  . . . .   . . . .   . . . .
 
The people startin' a climb the walls    Ooh it looks like everybody is having a ball
 
      C        Bb             F                               G
e|-------------------------------------|-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------|
B|-------------------------------------|-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------|
G|--5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3-----10-----10----|-----------------------------------------------|
D|--5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3-----10-----10----|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--3-3-3-3---1-1-1-1---8----8-8-------|-------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---------|
E|-------------------------------------|-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------|
PM  . . . .   . . . .   .    . .               . . . . . . . . . . . .   

[Chorus]
      D   C        G   F          (Guitar rhythm is these chords, palm muted)
e|---------------/-3---1--------|
B|---------------/-3---1--------|
G|---/7---5~~----/-4---2--------|
D|---/7---5~~----/-5---3--------|
A|---/5---3~~----/-5---3--------|
E|---------------/(3)-(1)-------| x2


Harmony
e|---------------------------------|
B|---15--13------------------------|
G|----x---x-------12--10-----------|
D|---12--10--------x---x-----------|
A|----------------10---8-----------|
E|---------------------------------| x2

[Guitar solo]
e|----------------------------------------------------12-13-15----15--15~------|
B|------------------------/-8-8~---10-12-13p12-----------------13-----12-------|
G|----------5h7--b9r7p5-7----------------------12p10---------------------------|
D|---/-5h7---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---12-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---15b17--b17--15p13---15----------------------10h12--b14r12p10-------------------15~~~-|
G|-----------------------14b16--r14-p12----12----------------------12--10-12-14-12--------|
D|--------------------------------------14------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
[Bridge]
Everybody start to lose control
When the music is right

     F        C  C       G
e|---1---------------x---3--------------------------|
B|---1--------5--5---x---3--------------------------|
G|---2--------5--5---x---4----5p4----5p4------------|
D|---3--------5--5---x---5--------5------5----------|
A|---3--------3--3---x---5--------------------------|
E|---1---------------x---3--------------------------|

If you see somebody hangin' around
Don't get uptight

     F        C    F F   G G
e|---1-------------------------------------------|
B|---1--------5----------------------------------|
G|---2--------5----------------5p4----5p4--------|
D|---3--------5----3-3---5-5-------5------5------|
A|---3--------3----3-3---5-5---------------------|
E|---1-------------1-1---3-3---------------------|

The only thing we want to do tonight

     F        C  C       G
e|---1---------------x---3--------------------------|
B|---1--------5--5---x---3--------------------------|
G|---2--------5--5---x---4----5p4----5p4------------|
D|---3--------5--5---x---5--------5------5----------|
A|---3--------3--3---x---5--------------------------|
E|---1---------------x---3--------------------------|

Is go 'round and 'round
And turn upside down

     Dm     F      G       A               (Can use the lower chords too for rhythm)
e|---5------8--------------------------|
B|---6-----10--------------------------|
G|---7-----10------12------14----------|
D|---7-----10------12------14----------|
A|---5------8------10------12----------|
E|-------------------------------------|
 
Come on! Let's get down!

[Intro riff]
(during the drum break)

e|-15p10--15p12p10--17p12p10--15p10--15p12p10--17p12p10----------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| x8

[Verse 3]
So come on! Let's get loose
       D        C             G                               
e|-------------------------3------3-3-3----|
B|-------------------------3------3-3-3----|
G|--5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5------0------0-0-0----|
D|--5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5----------------------|
A|--7-7-7-7---3-3-3-3---2----2-2-----------|
E|----------------------3----3-3-----------|
PM  . . . .   . . . .   .    . .   
       

Don't hold back 'Cause ain't no use

      D          C         G
e|----------------------3-3-3-3--------|
B|----------------------3-3-3-3--------|
G|--7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5---4-4-4-4--------|
D|--7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5--------|
A|--5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--------|
E|----------------------3-3-3-3--------|
PM  . . . .   . . . .   . . . .

Hard to keep your feet on the ground       'Cause when we like to party. We only want to get down
      D          C             G                                  A
e|-------------------------3------3-3-3----|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------3------3-3-3----|-------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---------|
G|--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5------0------0-0-0----|-------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---------|
D|--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5----------------------|-------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---------|
A|--1-1-1-1---3-3-3-3---2----2-2-----------|-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------|
E|----------------------3----3-3-----------|-----------------------------------------------|
PM  . . . .   . . . .   .    . .                   . . . . . . . . . . . .   


[Chorus]
(2 steps higher)
      E   D        A   G         (Guitar rhythm is these chords, palm muted)
e|---------------/-5---3--------|
B|---------------/-5---3--------|
G|---/9---7~~----/-6---4--------|
D|---/9---7~~----/-7---5--------|
A|---/7---5~~----/-7---5--------|
E|---------------/(5)-(3)-------| x4


Harmony
e|---------------------------------|
B|---17--15------------------------|
G|----x---x-------14--12-----------|
D|---14--12--------x---x-----------|
A|----------------12--10-----------|
E|---------------------------------| x4


[Outro]
(Based around G and A chord)

e|------x-------------------------------------|
B|------x-------------x--5--5--x--5--5-5------|
G|------x-------------x--5--5--x--5--5-5------|
D|------x-------7--5--x--5--5--x--5--5-5------|
A|---5--x--/-7--------------------------------|
E|---3--x-------------------------------------|

e|------x-------------x-x-x--5--x--5---8-8----|
B|------x-------------x-x-x--5--x--8---8-8----|
G|------x-------------x-x-x--5--x--5---5-5----|
D|------x-------7--5--------------------------|
A|---5--x--/-7--------------------------------|
E|---3--x-------------------------------------| x4            
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