Brian Setzer Orchestra - Switchblade Chords & Tabs

 

Switchblade Chords & Tabs

Brian Setzer Orchestra Chords & Tabs

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Switchblade Tab

Title: "Switchblade 327"
Artist: Brian Setzer Orchestra
Album: The Dirty Boogie (1998)
Words and Music: The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Tabbed by: Steve Livecchi

Well this song is my best playing song because it took me so long to learn.  I tabbed what i
had figured out and finally bought the book to fill in some blanks.  This guy is really amazing
and you should definitely go buy the album "Dirty Boogie" to see what I mean.  This song is played fast
and has a rockabilly swing feel to it.


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Intro has 3 riffs

 Riff A: 0:01 to 0:07

e|-----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|-----------------------------3-----------|
G|-----------------------------------------|-----------------------------2-----------|
D|-----------0-1-2p1-0--1-0----0-------2---|-----------0-1-2p1-0--1-0----0-----------|
A|-12//0-0-3----------------3----3-0-------|-----0-0-3----------------3--------------|
E|------------------------------------3----|-----------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------0---|
B|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------0---|
G|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------1---|
D|-----------0-1-2p1-0--1-0----0-------2---|-----------0-1-2p1-0--1-0------------2---|
A|-----0-0-3----------------3----3-0-------|-----0-0-3----------------3--0-------2---|
E|------------------------------------3----|---------------------------------4---0---|


Riff B: 0:08 to 0:12

e|-------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|--------------------------------7------|
G|----------7-8-9p8--7--8-7-----7------------|-------------7-8-9p8-7-8--7-----7------|
D|--/7-7-10-----------------10----10--7----7-|-------7--10----------------10---------|
A|--------------------------------------10---|---------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|

Riff C: 0:12 to 0:16

e|-----------10-11-12p11-10--11-10----10-------------|
B|-/10-10-13-----------------------13----13-10----10-|
G|---------------------------------------------12----|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------10-11-12p11-10--11-10--------------------------------8----8---8----|
B|--10-10-13------------------------13--10------9-----9---9---9---8----8---8----|
G|------------------------------------------12--9-----9---9---9---7----7---7----|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------6----6---6----|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------7----7---7----|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|




Verse: 

  1.)Switchblade...lit cigarette...           Oil...leakin out of the pan
       
  e|----------------------------------|      |----------------------------------|
  B|----------------------------------|      |----------------------------------|
  G|------2------2-------2------2-----|      |----------------------------------|
  D|------2------2-------2------2-----| (6x) |----2--2-----2--2----2--2----2--2-| (1x)
  A|--0--------------0-------3--------|      |----2--2-----2--2----2--2----2--2-|
  E|----------3-----------------------|      |--0-------3--------0-------3------|


  e|----------------------------------|    
  B|----------------------------------|      
  G|------2------2-------2------2-----|     
  D|------2------2-------2------2-----| (1x)
  A|--0--------------0-------3--------|     
  E|----------3-----------------------|  

  Switch Blade ....3 2 Barrels...  Gettin there fast as he can
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--6------6------------------6------7---------7----7-------7-------8----8---8----8--8-|
G|--5------5------------------5------6---------6----6-------6-------7----7---7----7--7-|
D|--4------4------------------4------5---------5----5-------5-------6----6---6----6--6-|
A|--5------5------------------5------6---------6----6-------6-------7----7---7----7--7-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  All     juiced   up   like   a   hot   car-bu-re-tor

e|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G|------2-----2------2-----2--------|------2-----2------2-----2--------|
D|------2-----2------2-----2--------|------2-----2------2-----2--------|
A|--0-------------0-----3-----------|--0-------------0-----3-----------|
E|---------3------------------------|---------3------------------------|

 spittin gas onto the fan

e|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|-------2-----2------2-----2--------|
D|----2--2-----2--2----2--2----2--2-|-------2-----2------2-----2--------|
A|----2--2-----2--2----2--2----2--2-|---0-------------0-----3-----------|
E|--0-------3--------0-------3------|----------3------------------------|


Prechorus:

 Blacktop Burnout  Saturday night    Try n catch him if you can

e|---------x------|-----x------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-8---8---x---8--|-8---x--8----8--8-|--10-----10----10---10--|---11-----11----12---12--|
G|-7---7---x---7--|-7---x--7----7--7-|--9------9-----9----9---|---10-----10----11---11--|
D|-6---6---x---6--|-6---x--6----6--6-|--8------8-----8----8---|---9------9-----10---10--|
A|-7---7---x---7--|-7---x--7----7--7-|--9------9-----9----9---|---10-----10----11---11--|
E|---------x------|-----x------------|------------------------|-------------------------|

Chorus:

 (SwitchBlade)     three twenty seven         (Switchblade)   seven  come   e-lev-en
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/b/brian_setzer_orchestra/switchblade_tab.html ]
e|------------|-------------------------------|-----------|--------------------------------|
B|-13-----13--|-------------------------------|-6------6--|--------------------------------|
G|-12-----12--|--2---2------------2---2-------|-5------5--|--2---2-------------2---2-------|
D|-11-----11--|--2---2------------2---2-------|-4------4--|--0---0-------------0---0-------|
A|-12-----12--|--0---0------------0---0-------|-5------5--|-----------3-----------------3--|
E|------------|-----------3----------------3--|-----------|--------------------------------|


 (Switchblade)  he's all    right    when he gets drunk he fights all night!

                                          (slide)
e|------------|--------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|--3------3--|----3---------3-----|--8/////////////////////----------------|
G|--2------2--|----2---------2-----|--7/////////////////////----------------|
D|--1------1--|----1---------1-----|--6/////////////////////----------------|
A|--2------2--|----2---------2-----|--7/////////////////////----------------|
E|------------|--------------------|----------------------------------------|

Back to intro etc... verse...chorus then crack your knuckles take a deep breath and...


Guitar Solo: 

"When he gets drunk he fights all...

 ....night."
e|-------------------------5--------5---------8--------|
B|---------------------------8b10-------8b10-----8b10--|
G|-----------------5--7b9------------------------------|
D|----------5/s/7--------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-7--7b8--(7)p5----5-----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------7---7b8--(7)p5-----5--7b9--(7)p5------------------|
D|--------------------------------7-----------------7---7-----------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------7--10p8p7--8--7---------------|
B|---------------------------------8------------------10--8p7----7--|
G|--------------8p7-----7--8p7--9------------------------------9----|
D|--/7---9--10-------10---------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

 Chicken pickin if ya can

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|5------------5-------------5-------------5-------------5-------------|
G|5---p0-------5---p0--------5---p0--------5---p0--------5---p0--------|
D|---------7------------7-------------7-------------7-------------8----|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|6------------6-------------6-------------7vvv-|
G|6---p0-------6---p0--------6---p0--------7vvv-|
D|---------8------------8-------------8---------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|---20b22----20----20b22--18----------20----------------|
G|------------------------------19b21------19b21r19/s/1--|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

e|------|                |-----------|
B|------|                |-----------|
G|--7b9-| X7 (trem pick) |-7p-5------|
D|------|                |------7--7-|
A|------|                |-----------|
E|------|                |-----------|

e|---------x------x-|-----x-------------|---------------x--------x------------------------------|
B|-8---8---x---8--x-|-8---x--8-----8--8-|--10-----10----x---10---x--11--11--12--12--13---13/s/3-|
G|-7---7---x---7--x-|-7---x--7-----7--7-|--9------9-----x---9----x--10--10--11--11--12---12/s/2-|
D|-6---6---x---6--x-|-6---x--6-----6--6-|--8------8-----x---8----x--9---9---10--10--11---11/s/1-|
A|-7---7---x---7--x-|-7---x--7-----7--7-|--9------9-----x---9----x--10--10--11--11--12---12/s/2-|
E|---------x------x-|-----x-------------|---------------x--------x------------------------------|

(end solo)

Then intro riff again but on the last line of the chorus do some pickscraping

Outro:

e|-------------|
B|-------------|
G|--2----------| (a buncha times....listen to the song)
D|--2----------|
A|--0----------|
E|-----4--3--0-|

Horns arranged for guitar:

e|------------------|    |--------------------------|     |-------------------------|
B|-7h8p7----7h8p7---|    |-10h11p10-----10h11h10----|     |-13h14p13----13h14p13----|
G|-------8--------8-|    |----------11-----------11-|     |----------14----------14-|
D|------------------|(2X)|--------------------------| (2x)|-------------------------|(2x)
A|------------------|    |--------------------------|     |-------------------------|
E|------------------|    |--------------------------|     |-------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|--------------9---8--------8---7-------7---6--|
D|----------7------------9------------8---------| (2x, second time add the octaves)
A|--7---8---------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|--11----11----11--|
b|--12----12----12--|
G|--11----11----11--|  add some free soloing and end on this chord
D|------------------|
A|------------------|
E|------------------|

Voila!! You made it!

lyrics:

Verse 1:

Switchblade 327 
Lit cigarette in his hand 
Steel-toed boots on the accelerator 
Oil leakin' outta the pan 

Switchblade, three two-barrels 
Gettin' there as fast as he can 
All juiced up like a hot carburetor 
Spittin' gas onto the fan 

Blacktop burnout, Saturday night 
Try to catch him if you can 

Chorus:

Switchblade 327 
Switchblade, seven come eleven 
Switchblade, he's all right 
When he gets drunk he fights all night 

Verse 2:

Switchblade 327 
Pullin' way ahead of the pack 
Chop top deuce, Saturday night 
Flames shootin' outta the back 


Switchblade, don't cut him off 
He won't cut you no slack 
He'll cut you to ribbons if you come to town 
He'll carve his name in your back 

Verse 3:

Switchblade 327 
Someone was calling his name 
All he could hear was his engine 
And the sound of the pouring down rain 

Switchblade 327 
Ran 125 down the lane 
But someone had cut both his fuel lines 
And the '32 burst into flames 



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