Michael Jackson - Beat It Chords & Tabs

 

Beat It Chords & Tabs

Michael Jackson Chords & Tabs

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Beat It Tab

Opening:
E:-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------||
B:-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------||
G:-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------||
D:-----|-------4-1-----3-|--1--------------|-------4-1-----3-|--1----------||
A:-----|-----1-----------|-----4--4--------|-----1-----------|-----4-------||
E:--0--|---3-------------|---------------0-|---3-------------|-------------||

Verse 1: E:-----------------------------------|--------------------||
B:-----------------------------------|-----------------------------||
G:--x-x-----12-12---9-------------x--|-11-11---------7--|| Repeat--|| 1x
D:--x-x-----12-12---9-------------x--|-12-12---------7-------------||
A:-----------------------------------|-----------------------------||
E:-----------------------------------|-----------------------------||
They told him, “Don’t you ever come around here.
(You better run, you better do what you can.)
E:---------------|------------||
B:---------------|------------||
G:--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----||
D:--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----||
A:--x-6-6---6----|-4-4---4----||
E:---------------|------------||

Don’t wanna see your face you better disappear.”
(Don’t wanna see no blood, don’t be a macho man.)
E:---------------|------------||
B:---------------|------------||
G:--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----||
D:--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----||
A:--x-6-6---6----|-4-4---4----||
E:---------------|------------||

The fire’s in their eyes and their words are really clear,
(You wanna be tough, better do what you can)
E:---------------|------------||
B:---------------|------------||
G:--x-4-4---4----|-6-6---6----||
D:--x-4-4---4----|-6-6---6----||
A:--x-2-2---2----|-4-4---4----||
E:---------------|------------||

So beat it, just beat it.
(So beat it. But-cha wanna be bad, just . . .)
E:---------------|------------||
B:---------------|------------||
G:--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----||
D:--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----||
A:--x-6-6---6----|-4-4---4----||
E:---------------|------------||

Chorus:
E:-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------||
B:-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------||
G:-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------||
D:-----|-------4-1-----3-|--1--------------|-------4-1-----3-|--1----------||
A:-----|-----1-----------|-----4--4--------|-----1-----------|-----4-------||
E:--0--|---3-------------|---------------0-|---3-------------|-------------||
(Repeat above progression throughout the whole chorus.)

Beat it! Beat it!
No one wants to be defeated.
Showin’ how funky, strong is your fight,
It doesn’t matter, who spoke up right, just beat it.
Just beat it.
Just beat it.
Just beat it. Oooo!

Verse 2:
(Same tab progression as verse 1)
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/m/michael_jackson/beat_it_tab_ver_7.html ]
They’re out to get you, better leave while you can.
Don’t wanna be a boy, you wanna be a man.
You wanna stay alive, better do what you can,
So beat it. Just beat it. Hmph!

You hafta show them that your really not scared,
You’re playin’ with your life, this ain’t no truth or dare.
They’ll kick you, then they beat you, then they’ll tell you it’s fair, so beat it.
But-cha wanna be bad just . . .

Chorus:
E:-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------||
B:-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------||
G:-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------||
D:-----|-------4-1-----3-|--1--------------|-------4-1-----3-|--1----------||
A:-----|-----1-----------|-----4--4--------|-----1-----------|-----4-------||
E:--0--|---3-------------|---------------0-|---3-------------|-------------||
(Repeat above progression throughout the whole chorus.)

Beat it! Beat it!
No one wants to be defeated.
Showin’ how funky, strong is your fight,
It doesn’t matter, who spoke up right, just . . .
Beat it! Beat it!
No one wants to be defeated.
Showin’ how funky, strong is your fight,
It doesn’t matter, who spoke up right, just
Beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it. (Repeat when necessary)

Pre-solo:
E:-------------|-------------||
B:-------------|-------------||
G:--11-11---8--|--11-11---8--|| Repeat 4x
D:--11-11---8--|--11-11---8--||
A:-------------|-------------||
E:-------------|-------------||

Rhythm guitar during solo:
E:---------------|------------|---------------|------------||
B:---------------|------------|---------------|------------||
G:--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----|--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----||
D:--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----|--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----||
A:--x-6-6---6----|-4-4---4----|--x-6-6---6----|-4-4---4----||
E:---------------|------------|---------------|------------||


E:---------------|------------|---------------|------------||
B:---------------|------------|---------------|------------||
G:--x-4-4---4----|-6-6---6----|--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----||
D:--x-4-4---4----|-6-6---6----|--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----||
A:--x-2-2---2----|-4-4---4----|--x-6-6---6----|-4-4---4----||
E:---------------|------------|---------------|------------||


E:---------------|------------|---------------|------------||
B:---------------|------------|---------------|------------||
G:--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----|--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----||
D:--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----|--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----||
A:--x-6-6---6----|-4-4---4----|--x-6-6---6----|-4-4---4----||
E:---------------|------------|---------------|------------||


E:---------------|------------|---------------|------------||
B:---------------|------------|---------------|------------||
G:--x-4-4---4----|-6-6---6----|--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----||
D:--x-4-4---4----|-6-6---6----|--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----||
A:--x-2-2---2----|-4-4---4----|--x-6-6---6----|-4-4---4----||
E:---------------|------------|---------------|------------||
(Repeat chorus *multiple times* to fade)
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