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Rolling People Tabs

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                "The Rolling People" from the album _Urban Hymns_
Written by The Verve
Produced by Youth/The Verve

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Intro:
	A5  B5  (x4)

The opening chords sneak up on you and there's
wah pedal noises, etc. in the background.
Right after the last B5 chord:

D|--------7---9-------------|  with delay pedal
A|---7/9--------------------|


Then comes the riff:
      A    B
E|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|--------------8------------9h7---|  It's like this during the verses,
D|----7----9---(9)--9--------9-----|  with slight ad-lib variations.
A|----7----9--------9--9--9--------|
E|----5----7-----------7--7--------|

It helps a great deal if you have delay/echo effects,
since that's basically the key to sounding like them.

* Verse 1 *
(with riff)

  Been shot...

  I got one more life,
  Can you see it wastin' away?
  But I got a plan,
  Ahh..do you understand?


(solo 1)  - Played sort of distorted and bluesy

E|----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|----------------7-----------------|-------------------7----------------|
G|-----------7h9--9b(11)===--9h7----|--------------7h9--9b(11)===--9h7---|
D|-------7h9----------------------7-|--------7h8h9---------------------7-|
A|---7h9----------------------------|--7h8h9-----------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|------------------------------------|

Play something like this in the B blues scale with
delay on the upward run...


* Verse 2 *
(I can hardly understand Ashcroft in this verse)

  With a drugstore life,
  I was dealin' soda then of the white... (?!)
  I don't shake no hands,
  Cause then there's no fans...


*Chorus*

B
  But here we are, the Rolling People
A                                   G  A  G  A  B
  Can't stay for long, we gotta go
B
  So come alive, we're the Rolling People
A                                   G  A  G  A  B
  Don't ask why, we just know...


* Verse 3 *

On a big jet plane
with my briefcase and crime in my veins
I'll be the first to toast
Yeah..to my rockin' soul, yeah.

*Chorus*

B
  And here we are, the Rolling People
A                                   G  A  G  A
  Don't ask why, we don't know...
B
  So come alive, we're the Rolling People
A                                   G  A  G  A  B
  Don't ask why, we just know...



(solo 2)   - Played very clean

E|---7h5-----------------------------|--7h5------------------------|
B|-------7h5-------------------------|------7h5--------------------|
G|-------------7---------------------|----------7h4----------------|
D|-----------------9---7h4-----------|--------------7h4------------|
A|--------------------------7--5-----|---------------------7-------|
E|--------------------------------7--|------------------------7----|

E|---7h5-----------------------------|--7h5------------------------|
B|-------7h5-------------------------|------7h5--------------------|
G|-------------7-------------7-------|----------7h4----------------|
D|-----------------9-----7h9---------|--------------7h4------------|
A|--------------------7h9------------|---------------------7-------|
E|-----------------------------------|------------------------7----|

  Play and repeat the 2nd line a few times..


*And the rest of the lyrics*:

Only the bass is playing the riff while the guitar
plays echoey notes in the B scale.
E|-----------------------------------|
B|---10-10-10---9b(10)---7-----------|
G|--------------------------9h7------|

Tell me do you know which way I'm gonna choose..
The lights are white and I am feelin' blue..
I hope you know which way I'm gonna fly..
Thank you for my life, I said good night, goodbye...

Back to the riff, and the song gets out of control.

The "eep" part at the end of the song:

   EEP, EEP             eep, eep
E|--11-------11-------|--7--------7--------|
B|--14b(16)--14b(16)--|--10b(12)--10(12)---|
G|--------------------|--------------------|


Best of luck.. This song kicks so much ass I had to figure it out,
and I figured I might as well tab it so anyone else can to play it.
I'm sure there's some mistakes as always due to
laziness or typos, but if you can hear a wrong note than you
can probably figure out what it's supposed to be!
            
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