Status Quo - Little White Lies Chords & Tabs

 

Little White Lies Chords & Tabs

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Little White Lies Tab

   
tabbed by macrcus lubbock  status quo
                            *********************
                            * Little White Lies *
                            *********************

Parfitt

Great song with beatiful harmonies. There is a guitar playing
small intervals palm muted throughout the song. There is an acoustic
guitar strumming all the chords (yes, all the chords, not just
three!). And a few overdubs. It might be that the acoustic guitar
is played with a capo on the fifth fret. I will give you a version
without a capo but the chords can be difficult to place. You can
use the easier to play alternatives. I can give you some if you need
'em.
When you see Bb/D it means you have to play a Bflat major triad with
a D in the bass. For the harmonic feel it's important that you play
the chord that way. That harmony is too beautiful to ignore. Not when
you're playing it with your band ofcourse cause your bassplayer can
play it then.

1. Chords and rythm

Intro:     F      Fsus4    C7sus4(no root)  C7(no root)
         EADGBE   EADGBE   EADGBE           EADGBE
         XX3565   XX3563   XX536X           XX535X

Verse:   F(I)     F(II)      Bb      Gm7      Gm
         EADGBE   EADGBE   EADGBE   EADGBE   EADGBE
         X87565   133211   688766   353363   355333

          C11        C7        Cm         Eb      Bb/D
         EA DG BE   EA DGBE   EA D GBE   EADGBE   EADGBE
         81081088   8108988   81010888   XX1343   XX0331

Chorus:  F(I)     C          Bb       C11        C7
         EADGBE   EA D GBE   EADGBE   EA DG BE   EA DGBE
         X87565   81010988   688766   81081088   8108988

Bridge:  Bbm      F(I)     Gdim7    C11        C7
         EADGBE   EADGBE   EADGBE   EA DG BE   EA DGBE
         688666   X87565   XX5666   81081088   8108988

I will not go to deep into the part for the acoustic guitar.
You can find the intro in the Tab-part. I will give you an
example how you can play it throughout the song:

  Example: C-chord (alternate up and downstrokes)

E|------8--8--------8--8--|
B|------8--8--------8--8--|
G|9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
D|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
A|10-10-------10-10-------|
E|8--8--------8--8--------|

_______________________________________________________________

2. Song structure and lyrics:

Intro: | F       | Fsus4   |3x
       | C7sus4  | C7      |

Verse:
[F(I)]You were not [Bb]home last night
when [Gm7]I called from the [F(I)]hotel
I tried to [Bb]get you on the [C11]line [C7]
[Cm]or were you there with someone
[Gm]and you couldn't [F(II)]tell me
[Eb]Just say it's [Bb/D]true and I'll be [F(II)]fine    [F] [Fsus4]

Chorus:
[F(I)]Why [C]why [Bb]why
are you [F(I)]telling me those [C]little white [Bb]lies?
[F(I)]I [C]won't [Bb]buy
any- [C11]more [C7]
[F(I)]Why [C]why [Bb]why
If you [F(I)]keep telling [C]little white [Bb]lies
[F(I)]I [C]won't [Bb]try
any- [C11]more [C7]

verse 2:
[F(I)]It's been a [Bb]long time now
since [Gm7]we were close to- [F(I)]gether
I see the [Bb]distance in your [C11]eyes [C7]
[Cm]There's something wrong
and all you [Gm]gotta do is [F(II)]tell me
[Eb]Just shout it [Bb/D]out and I'll sur-[F(II)]vive [F] [Fsus4]

Chorus

Bridge:
[Bbm]Now you must think that I be- [F(I)]lieve
[Bbm]Every little lie you [F(I)]weave
[Bbm]So let me make it clear
[Gdim7]'cos I don't wanna hear no [C11]more [C7]
[Bbm]Ooooooh [C]ooooooh [Bbm]ooooooh [C]ooooooh

'Intro'
|F        |Fsus4     |F        |Fsus4     |

solo:
|F(I) C   |Bb        |3x
|C11      |C7        |

Chorus

[Bbm]Ooooooh [C]ooooooh [Bbm]ooooooh [C]ooooooh
You're telling little white [F(I)]lies [C] [Bb]
Little white [F(I)]lies
[C]   [Bb]   [F(I)]   [C]   [Bb]   [C11]   [C7]
You're telling little white [F(I)]lies [C] [Bb]
Little white [F(I)]lies

repeat and fade out

________________________________________________________________

3. Tab

Acoustic guitar
===============
Intro:
   Place a small bar just before the third fret
   3x
E||---5-----3-------|--3-----3--------||
B||*----6-----6---6-|----6-------6---*||
G||-------5-----5---|------5----------||
D||-3---------------|-----------------||
A||*----------------|----------------*||
E||-----------------|-----------------||

E|----------------|----------------|
B|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
G|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
D|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|

Just after verse 1:

E|--5-----3-------|--3-----3-------|
B|----6-----6---6-|----6-----6---6-|
G|------5-----5---|------5-----5---|
D|3---------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|


Chorus:
                           here all downstrokes to emphasize
E||-----5-5-------8--8--|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6--||
B||*----6-6-------8--8--|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-*||
G||-5-5-5-5-9--9--9--9--|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7--||
D||-7-7-----10-10-10-10-|--8-8-8-8-8-8-8--||  Skip the first
A||*8-8-----10-10-------|--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-*||  eight note of the
E||---------8--8--------|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6--||  last bar.

That's what I want to tell about the acoustic guitar. The rest I've
told you above (under chords and rythm).

Rythm guitar
============

Here follows the part for the palm muted guitar playing all the
small intervals throughout the song. Just hold the side of your
hand-palm against the strings (near the bridge) to mute the strings
while using only downstrokes. Most of the notes are straight eights.

Intro:
   3x
E||------------------------|-----------------||
B||*-----------------------|----------------*||
G||------------------------|-----------------||
D||-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-8-|--8-8-8-8---8----||
A||*8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-|--8-8-8-8---8---*||
E||------------------------|-----------------||

E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
A|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
E|------------------------|------------------------|


Verse:

E|------------------------|----------------|
B|------------------------|----------------|
G|------------------------|----------------|
D|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
A|8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
E|------------------------|----------------|

[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/s/status_quo/little_white_lies_tab.html ]
E|------------------------|---------------------------|
B|------------------------|---------------------------|
G|------------------------|------------------------10-| Last two intervals
D|8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-| are sixteenth notes.
A|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-----|
E|------------------------|---------------------------|


E|------------------------|----------------|
B|------------------------|----------------|
G|------------------------|----------------|
D|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
A|8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
E|------------------------|----------------|


E|------------------------|---------------------------|
B|------------------------|---------------------------|
G|------------------------|---------------------------|
D|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-| Last two intervals
A|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-| are sixteenth notes.
E|------------------------|---------------------------|


E|---------------------------|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|---------------------------|
G|8--------------------------|8--------------------------|
D|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-| Last two intervals of
A|---10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|---10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-| the left bar are
E|---------------------------|---------------------------| sixteenth notes.


E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
D|8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
A|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|

E|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
D|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|


E|-----------------------|----------------|
B|-----------------------|----------------|
G|-----------------------|----------------|
D|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-8-|--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|  skip the first eight
A|8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-|--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|  note of the last bar
E|-----------------------|----------------|


   Chorus:
   3x
E||---------------------|-----------------||
B||*--------------------|----------------*||
G||---------------------|-----------------||
D||-7-7-7-7-10-10-10-10-|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--||
A||*8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-*||
E||---------------------|-----------------||


E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|------------------------|
A|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
E|------------------------|8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|

Repeat the whole thing to complete the chorus


Bridge:
   2x
E||------6--------|--6------------|----5---------|--5-------------||
B||*----6---------|------6--------|---6----------|------6--------*||
G||----6----------|----------6----|--5-----------|----------5-----||
D||---8-----------|---------------|-7------------|----------------||
A||*-8------------|---------------|8-------------|---------------*||
E||-6-------------|---------------|--------------|----------------||


E|-----6----------|--6-------------|---6------------|--6-------------|
B|----6-----------|------6---------|--6-------------|------6---------|
G|---6------------|----------6-----|-6--------------|----------6-----|
D|--8-------------|----------------|5---------------|----------------|
A|-8--------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|6---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|


E|----------------|----------------|
B|----6-------6---|----5-------5---|
G|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
D|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|

   2x
E||-----------------|-----------------||
B||*----6-------6---|----5-------5---*||
G||-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--||
D||-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--||
A||*----------------|----------------*||
E||-----------------|-----------------||

   "Intro" part right after the bridge
   2x
E||---------------------|------------------||
B||*--------------------|-----------------*||
G||---------------------|------------------||
D||-10-10-10-10-8-8-8-8-|---8-8-8-8-8-8-8--||
A||*8--8--8--8--8-8-8-8-|---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-*||
E||---------------------|------------------||

Rythm part for solo:
   3x
E||------------------------|------------------||
B||*-----------------------|-----------------*||
G||------------------------|------------------||
D||-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-8-|---8-8-8-8-8-8-8--||
A||*8--8--8--8--10-10-10-8-|---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-*||
E||------------------------|------------------||


E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------|------------------------|
A|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
E|8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|

Right after the last chorus:
   2x
E||-----------------|-------------------------||
B||*----------------|------------------------*||
G||-----------------|-------------------------||
D||-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-------------------------||
A||*8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-*||
E||-----------------|8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---||


 Repeat and fade out:

E||------------------------|------------------||
B||*-----------------------|-----------------*||
G||------------------------|------------------||
D||-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-8-|---8-8-8-8-8-8-8--||
A||*8--8--8--8--10-10-10-8-|---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-*||
E||------------------------|------------------||


E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------|------------------------|
A|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
E|8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|


Solo(also used for outro):
========================================
   3x
E||-----------------|-----------------------||
B||*--------6-5---6-|--6-6---6p3----6p3----*||
G||-----5-----------|-----------5p3----5p3--||
D||-3---------------|-----------------------||
A||*----------------|----------------------*||
E||-----------------|-----------------------||


E|----------------|----------------|------------|
B|----------------|----------------|------------|
G|5---------------|5/7-----7/9-----|10----------|
D|----------------|----------------|------------|
A|----------------|----------------|------------|
E|----------------|----------------|------------|

  Overdub for the last three bars of the solo:
E|----------------|--------------------|--------|
B|1---1/3-3/5-5/6-|6/8-8/10-10/11-11\10|10------|
G|----------------|--------------------|--------|
D|----------------|--------------------|--------|
A|----------------|--------------------|--------|
E|----------------|--------------------|--------|
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