Roxette - Joyride Chords & Tabs

 

Joyride Chords & Tabs

Roxette Chords & Tabs

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Joyride Tab

   
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
Like the majority of Roxette's music, this is played with the guitar tuned a
semitone flat (low to high EbAbDbGbBbEb).
Comments, questions, corrections, suggestions, requests always welcome
Enjoy!

Paul Hutchinson

JOYRIDE - Roxette
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[Chords in lower case are implied by bass and keyboards]

Intro: (assorted fairground-type noises)

   a      g/a    d/a     a                            g/a
Hello you fool I love you, c'mon join the joyride
a

 Hit the road out of nowhere, had to jump in my car
 Be a rider in the love game, following the stars
D                            Bm                       a
 Don't need no book of wisdom, I get no money-talk at all

 She has a train going downtown, she's got a club on the moon
 And she's telling all her secrets in a wonderful balloon
D                              Bm                                 a
 She's the heart of the funfair, she got me whistling her private tune

       E     D             a
And it all begins where it ends
          E          D
And she's all my, my magic friend...

             a      g      D       a                         D
She says "Hello you fool I love you, c'mon join the joyride,
         a
Join the joyride"

She's a flower - I can paint her, she's a child of the sun
We're a part of this together, could never turn around and run
Don't need no fortune teller to know where my lucky love belongs, oh no.

Cause it all begins again when it ends
And we're all magic friends...

She says "Hello you fool I love you, c'mon join the joyride,
Join the joyride"
She says "Hello you fool I love you, c'mon join the joyride,
Be a joyrider"

(Solo):|D  g |D  g |a   |    |D  g |D  g |a   |    |    |    |
       |g    |D    |a   |  B5 C5 C#5|

     D5       D6   D5 D6    D5      D6          D5   D6
I'll take you on a skyride, feeling like you're spellbound
A5       A6   A5 A6   A5
Sunshine is a la-dy - rocks you like a baby

She says "Hello you fool I love you, c'mon join the joyride,
Join the joyride"
 [Next line is sung without guitar]
Hello you fool I love you, c'mon join the joyride, join the joyride
Hello, hello you fool I love you,
C'mon, c'mon join the joyride, be a joyrider
Roxette!

(Out-solo):|D  g |D  g |a

[Whistling]
............

The main guitar for the song is a heavily distorted electric - hence you've got
to play the song with lots of palm muting and avoid sloppiness or else it's
going to sound like a mess.

The riff going into the first verse is:
  +   +   +   +     +  +  +  +
|-----------------|-------------|
|-----------------|-------------|
|----/6--/6---4p2-|-------------|
|-----------------|-2-----------|
|-0---------------|-0-----------|
|-----------------|-------------|

Play the following over the verse:
  +   +   +   +     +   +   +       +
|-----------------|-------------------------|
|-----------2-3-2-|-------------------------|
|-----------2-2-2-|-------------------------|  x2
|-----------2-2-2-|-------------------------|
|-----------------|-------------0-------0---|
|-----------------|---------3h5---0-3b------|

  + + + +   + + + +   +       +       +   +     +       +       +   +
|---------|---------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-3-------|---------|-------------------2-3-2-|-------------------3-2---|
|-2-------|-4-------|-----------------x-2-2-2-|-----------------x-2-2---|
|-0-------|-4-------|-------------------2-2-2-|-------------------2-2---|
|---------|-2-------|-----0-------0-----------|-------------0-----------|
|---------|---------|-3h5---0-3b--------------|-3h5---0-3b--------------|

Play all that again, omitting the last two bars the second time.

The following is played for the pre-chorus ("And it all begins.."):
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/r/roxette/joyride_tab.html ]
  +    +   +   +     + + + +   +     +       +       +
|------------------|---------|-------3---------------3---|
|---10-9-----------|---------|-------2---------------2---|
|-9------9-9-------|-7-------|-------2---------------2---|
|-9--------9-------|-7-------|---------------------------|
|-7--------7-------|-5-------|-0--0------0-0-0-0-0-----0-|
|------------------|---------|---------------------------|

  +     +       +       +     +    +   +   +     + + + +   + + + +
|-------3---------------3---|------------------|---------|---------|
|-------2---------------2---|---10-9-----------|---------|---------|
|-------2---------------2---|-9------9-9-------|-7-------|---------|
|---------------------------|-9--------9-------|-7-------|-------x\|
|-0--0------0-0-0-0-0-----0-|-7--------7-------|-5-------|-------x\|
|---------------------------|------------------|---------|-------x\|

Chorus:
  + + + +   + + + +   +   +   +   +     + + + +   + + + +   + + + +
|---------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------|---------|
|---------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------|---------|
|---------|-2-------|----/6--/6---4p2-|-2-------|---------|---------|
|-7---5---|-0--2----|-----------------|-0-------|-2-------|---------|
|-7---5---|----0----|-----------------|---------|-0-------|---------|
|-5---3---|---------|-----------------|---------|---------|---------|

The fills from the first two verses are approximated in the next verse by synth
and acoustic twelve string guitar. The electric comes back in on "Don't need no
fortune teller".

The first 6 bars of the solo are doubled an octave above by synth. There's 4
things you could do about this:
a) Forget about it
b) Play it an octave up. This will be played something like this:
 +        +
-10p9-------------|
--------10--------|
----------11--12--|
------------------|
------------------|
------------------|
c) Get a friend to play it an octave up as above whilst you play the lower bit
d) Use an octave pedal or a pitch shifter set at an octave above. Don't forget
to turn it off after 6 bars, though

Solo:
  +       +       +   +     +       +       +   +         + + + +   + + + +
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|---------|---------|
|-3p2---------------------|-3p2-------------------------|---------|---------|
|-------2-----------------|-------2---------------------|---------|---------|
|---------4---5-----------|---------4-5-----------5-5h7-|---------|---------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|-0-------|---------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|---------|---------|

  +       +       +   +     +       +       +   +
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-3p2---------------------|-3p2-------------------------|
|-------2-----------------|-------2---------------------|
|---------4---5-----------|---------4-5-----------5-5h7-|
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|

  +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0---3p0-3p0---0-|-3p0-2-0-------0-|-0---3p0-3p0-----|---0---0---3-0---|
|-----------------|-----------0-3---|---------------0-|-3---------------|

  + + + +   + + + +   +    +    +     +      +    +    +     +
|---------|---------|----------------------|---------------------|
|---------|-3-------|/10---8---8---8-------|---------------------|
|---------|-2-------|-----------9-----7----|---------------------|
|-5-------|-0-------|------------------10--|-7----5---5---5------|
|-5-------|---------|----------------------|-----------7-----5---|
|-3-------|---------|----------------------|------------------8--|

This next bit is played under "I'll take you on a skyride"

  +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----|
|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-----------------|-----------------|-----|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-7\\-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5\\-|

The out-solo is just the first four bars of the solo.
.........................
Notation used:
  + = Beat marker
  / = Slide up
  \ = Slide down
  h = Hammer-on
  p = Pull-off
  b = Bend string
  x = Left-hand-muted note
.........................
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