Bon Jovi - Dead Or Alive Chords & Tabs

 

Dead Or Alive Chords & Tabs

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Dead Or Alive Tab

   
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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
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Dead Or Alive - Bon Jovi  - transcribed by Gary Chapman
========================

Mostly played with a 12-string acoustic.

Note:   Do not play the rhythm figures until advised.

H   - Natural harmonic
ah  - artificial (pinched) harmonic
^   - hammer/pull
'   - Semitone (1 fret) bend
(b) - bend
/   - slide

---

Intro: 
                              (keyboard part is played a second time here)
                              |
Keyboard part                 v         Dadd2
                       H  H   H      
E --17----------- ----------------------0---
B ----18---17---- ----------------------3---
G ------19------- ----------------------2---
D --------------- -----7------12--------0---
A --------------- --------12----------------
E --------------- --------------------------


Main run:  (play twice)

E -------13---------12----------10---------8--------5--------3---------1-
B -----------------------------------------------------------------------
G ----14----14\12------12\10-------10\9-------9\5------5\4------4--4\2--- 
D --0-------------0-----------0----------0--------0--------0-------------
A -----------------------------------------------------------------------
E -----------------------------------------------------------------------


Rhythm fig.1:

B --15(w)13(r)15(w)13(r)15(w)13(r)15~~-- (hit note at 15, lower it with 
 whammy to 13, release, repeat)


           C   F   Dadd2
    time play rhythm fig.1 

E ------+--------------0-----------+-------1---0-----
B ------|------------------2-------|---1---1---3-----
G ------|--------------------2-----|---0---2---2-----
D ------|----0-3'-0------0---------|---2---3---0-----
A --0-0-|-3'---------------------0-|---3-------------
E ------+--------------------------+-----------------


Verse:

       D         (D/Dsus4/Dadd9)   C                   G
 
E -----2-------2-----2-3-2-0--0^2-----------3---------------3-------
B -----3-------3-----3-3-3-3--3-------------3---------------3-------
G -----2-------2-----2-2-2-2--2----0--------0---------------0-------
D -----0-------0-----0-------------2--------------------------------
A ---------------------------------3--------------------------0^2---
E -----------------------------------------------------3------------

  
    C        G                C  F     D

E ------3-------3----------------1-----0-----0^2----------
B ------3-------3-------------1--1-----3-----------3------
G ------0-------0-------------0--2-----2-------------2----
D --2-------------------------2--3-----0---------0-----0--
A --3--------2----0^2---------3---------------------------
E -----------3--------------------------------------------

    
Chorus:                                        

     C        G              F             D        Dadd2 

E --------3---3--------------------1----------2-----0----------
B --------3---3---3----------------1------------------3--------
G ---0--------0--------------2-----2--------------------2------
D ---2--------0--------------3-------------0-----0--------0----
A ---3--------------0^2------3---------------------------------
E ------------3------------------------------------------------

   
E --------3---3----------------------2---0^2----------
B --------3---3---3-----------------------------3-----
G ---0--------0-----------------------------------2---
D ---2--------0---------------0--3'--0-------0------0-
A ---3--------------0^2--0^3'-------------------------
E ------------3---------------------------------------


     
Rhythm fig.2

E ------------------------------------------------
B -13(b)15--13------------------------------------
G --------------12(b)14--12---10---12(b)14-12-----
D --------------------------------------------12~-
A ------------------------------------------------
E ------------------------------------------------


Rhythm fig.3  (keyboard arranged for guitar)

E -15-14----------------
B -------15-------------
G ----------14-12-11----
D -------------------12-
A ----------------------
E ----------------------

(main run) w/rhythm fig.2 
(main run) w/rhythm fig.3

Rhythm fig.4

E -13(b)15--------------------------------------------------
B -----------15~------12------------------------------------
G -----------------------12(b)14-12(b)14--12-10-------------
D -----------------------------------------------12-10-12~~-
A ----------------------------------------------------------
E ----------------------------------------------------------

(chorus) w/rhythm fig.4
(chorus)
(main run) x 2
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/b/bon_jovi/dead_or_alive_tab.html ]
Solo:
                                  ah   ah   ah   ah
E --------------------------------------------------------
B --------------------------------------------------------
G --------------------------------------------------------
D -----------------------------5(b)7-(b)7-(b)7-(b)7-5-3~--
A -x\--5\3/5---5-3-/5~---3--5-----------------------------
E --------------------------------------------------------
 
                                                           ah
E -------------13-15---15(b)17~-15-13-15(b)17~~--------------------------------
B -------13-15-----------------------------------------------------------------
G -12-14-------------------------------------------------------------------5/7~
D ------------------------------------------------------5(b)7~--------7\5--5/7~
A -------------------------------------------------0--0---------0--0--5\3--3/5~
E -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

          ah         ah ah ah ah                 ah ah ah ah
E -----------------------------------------------------------
B -----------------------------------------------------------
G -----------------------------------------------------------
D ---------3'---------3--5-5'-3~-----0^3^0--------3-5'-5-3~--
A -x\--3-5-----5--3-5-----------------------3^0-5------------
E -----------------------------------------------------------

                     ah                      ah     ah
E ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
B ----------13----------------------13---------------------------------------
G --12(b)14-----12(b)14-10--12(b)14----(b)14-12-10--10~\---5-5-5-5-5-5--5/7--
D ---------------------------------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5--5/7--
A ---------------------------------------------------------3-3-3-3-3-3--3/5--
E ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

(after the solo, accompany main 12-string chords with distorted power chords)

(chorus)

Rhythm fig.5

E -10-10-10-10-10-10-10--13(b)15--13^10---------------
B -10-10-10-10-10-10-10-----------------10---10\8/10~-
G -11-11-11-11-11-11-11-------------------------------
D ----------------------------------------------------
A ----------------------------------------------------
E ----------------------------------------------------

(chorus)

Rhythm fig.6

E -15(b)17------13-------
B -----------------15~~--
G -----------------------
D -----------------------
A -----------------------
E -----------------------

(chorus) w/rhythm fig.6

(main run)
(main run) end with Dmaj as last chord 

********************************************************************************************************

********************************************************************************************************

Mr.Scary (Gary Chapman)
-------------------------
scary@zikzak.apana.org.au
-- 



From: holywood@acy1.digex.net (Robert Smith)
Subject: Re: REQ - Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi

INTRO:

e ----13---------12---------10----------8----------5----------3------------1---
b -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
g --14--14-----12--12-----10--10------9---9------5---5------4---4----4s2-2-----
d -O----------O----------O----------O----------O----------O--------------------
a -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

e ----------------O---------------------------O---------
b ------------------3---------------------------3-------
g --------------------2---------------------------2-----
d -------O-3-O-----------------------O-3-O--------------
a -O-O-3-----------------------O-O-3--------------------
E ------------------------------------------------------


Intro continues with the following chords, which also make up the verse of
the song:

D    Dsus    D    D*   D    C/G    G    C/G    G    F    D




To get the rhythym down, they go along with the words like this:


It's all the same                          only the names have changed
D                    Dsus   D   D*  D      C/G                 G      

everyday     it seems were wasting away            
C/G       G                F        D             etc.

Chords:



D    Dsus    D*   C/G   G    F                                                  

2     3      0     0    1    1      key for
chords:                                                        
3     3      3     1    0   
1                                                        
2     2      2     0    0    2      D* is not the real name for this chord
:)                                               
0     0      0     2    0    3      I just can't remember it and don't
feel                                             
X     X      X     3    2    3      like looking it
up.                                               
X     X      X     3    3    1      "X" means don't play that string.



Good Luck,

Bob
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