Rolling Stones - Its Only Rock N Roll Chords & Tabs

 

Its Only Rock N Roll Chords & Tabs

Rolling Stones Chords & Tabs

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Its Only Rock N Roll Tab

   
IT'S ONLY ROCK 'N' ROLL

by The Rolling Stones
(M. Jagger, K. Richards)
(c) 1974

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INTRO:
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   E
E|------------------------------------------------|
B|-10/12~--10/12-10-9----------9------------------|
G|-11/13~--11/13-11-9--9----9--11(13)11p9------9~-|
D|---------------------9h11---------------9h11----|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

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VERSE RIFF:
-----------

E|-0-----0----0--0-----0--|
B|-0-----0----0--0-----0--|
G|---0h1-----------0h1----|
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|

E
If I could stick my pen in my heart
I would spill it all over the stage
Would it satisfy ya, would it slide on by ya,
Would you think the boy is strange?
         A  G  E
Ain't he strange?

E
If I could win ya, If I could sing ya
a love song so divine
would it be enough for your cheating heart
if I broke down and cried?
     A G E
If I cried?


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CHORUS (Chuck Berry) RIFF:
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E|-------12---------12------------------------|
B|-12----12---12----12---12-------------------|
G|-14(16)-----14(16)-----14(16)-14--12(14)----|
D|-----------------------------------------14-|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

       A                                        E
I said I know... it's only rock and roll, but I like it
A
I know... it's only rock and roll,
       E        D        A     E
but I like it, like it, yes I do
        A
Oh well I like it
   E
I like it
   A
I like it
        D         A
I said can't you see
      D        A              E
that this old boy has been a-lonely


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VERSE:
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E
If I could stick a knife in my heart
Suicide right on the stage
Would it be enough for your teenage lust
Would it help to ease the pain?
          A G E
Ease your brain?

E
If I could dig down deep in my heart
Feelings would flood on the page
Would it satisfy ya, would it slide on by ya,
Would you think the boy's insane?
     A G E
He's insane


[PLAY CHORUS]

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BRIDGE:
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    B
E|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|-------9-11(12)-(13)-(13)-(13)-(13)-(13)11~-|
D|--9h11--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

|------11------11-------9-|
|-------------------------|
|-9/11----9/11----11\9~---|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|

  A
|----------------------------------------|
|-12-----12--12-----12-------------------|
|-14(16)-----14(16)----------------------|
|----------------------14(16)-12(13)-----|
|------------------------------------14~-|
|----------------------------------------|

|------11------11-------9-|
|-------------------------|
|-9/11----9/11----11\9~---|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/r/rolling_stones/its_only_rock_n_roll_tab_ver_2.html ]
B                                           A
And do ya think that you're the only girl around?
B                                              A
I bet you think that you're the only woman in town.

----
SOLO (very choppy and aggressive):
----
   2x
||-------------------------------------||
||-12------12-----12------12-----------||
||-14(16)--14(16)-14(16)-(16)14-12-----||
||---------------------------------14--||
||-------------------------------------||
||-------------------------------------||

|-------12-12-------12-12---------------12-|
|-12----12-12-12----12-12-15------------12-|
|-14(16)------14(16)------14(16)14-12h13---|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|

|-----------12---------12-12---------12---------12---------12-|
|-12--------12--12-----12-12--12-----12--12-----12-12-12---12-|
|-14(16)--------14(16)--------14(16)-----14(16)----14(16)-----|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------12---------12-------------------------------|
|-12-12--12--12-12--12---15------15------------9-----|
|-14(16)-----14(16)-----(16)14--(16)14------9-11(13)-|
|---------------------------------------9h11---------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|


[PLAY CHORUS]

----------------------------
"I like it" Acoustic A riff:
----------------------------

   A                       E
|--0-x-x---0---0--0---0----0-|
|--2-x-x---2---5--3---2----0-|
|--2-x-x---2---6--4---2----1-|
|--2-x-x---2---------------2-|
|--0-x-x---0---------------2-|
|--------------------------0-|

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Accompanying electric lick:
---------------------------

|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|-14(16)-14(16)-14(16)14--12(13)-----|
|--------------------------------14~-|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|


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OUTRO RIFF:
-----------

----------------------------------------|
-12-----12--------12--------------------|
-14(16)-14(16)----14(16)~-14-12(13)-----|
------------------------------------14~-|
----------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------|

"It's only Rock 'n' Roll but I like it...It's Only Rock 'n' Roll..."

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NOTES:
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1. Bending

Strike the note and bend up 1/2 step (one fret).

----------5(6)--------------

whole step bend (two frets)

---------5(7)---------------

2. Bend & Release

Strike the note and bend up 1/2 (or whole) step, then release the
bend back to the original note. All three notes are tied, only
the first note is struck.
---------5(7)5--------------

3. Pre-Bend

Strike note in bent 1/2 (or whole) step, then release.

---------(7)5---------------

4. Unison Bend

Strike the two note simultaneously and bend the lower note to the pitch of the higher.

--------5(7)----------------|
--------5(7)----------------|

5. Vibrato

Vibrate the note by rapidly bending and releasing the string
with a left-hand finger.

-------10~~-----------------
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