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Greatest Hits Chords & Tabs

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Greatest Hits Chords

   
Dreamy Lady
T-rex (Bolan)
from 1976 album Futuristic Dragon

C         Em            Am         C
O dreamy lady wont you come to my bed
C         Em                   Am               G         D/F*
Now is the right time to get aquainted with my hed  (tab)
      C
in my bed

sorry guys dont know the rest of the lyrics but the rest of the song follows
the same chord pattern apart from outro which goes like this.
C                 Em                Am   C                  G
la la la la la la la la la la la la la, well you still love me

and so on till the end of the song.


tab
E---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------5-----------5--------------------4--------------4------------|
E---3----------3------------3------2--------------2-------------------|


T.Rex, "20th Century Boy"
A-side
1973
Written by Marc Bolan 

Chords used:

E: (022100)
G: (355433)
A: (577655)
B: (799877)

Intro: E-E-E-E...

...then
e----------------------------
B----------------------------
G----------------------------
D----------------------------
A----------------------------
E--0--3--0--3--0--3--0-------

G
Friends say it's fine

Friends say it's good
                                        E
Everybody says it's just like rock 'n' roll

     G
I move like a cat

Talk like a raT

Sting like a bee
                       E
Babe, I wanna be your man

            A
Well it's plain to see
           B
You were meant for me
            E  
Yeah, I'm your toy
                       
Your 20th Century boy

T.Rex - ''Ballroom Of Mars''
The Slider
1972
Written By: Marc Bolan

RIFF 1

   C      B/C     A   A?
E-----8------------5--5
B-----8------------5--5
G-----9----9-------6--5  substitute the A? (dont know what chord that is)
D---10-----10-----7---6  with a standard barred D chord
A---10-----10-----7---6
E---8------7------5---5

               C   B/C              A      A?
You gonna look fine, be primed for dancing

          C              B/C                 A    D
You gonna trip and glide along the trembling plane

REPEAT OVER FOR REST OF SONG I THINK

Substitute the A? with a standard barred D chord when you get to the end of the second line ie 
E-5
B-7
G-7
D-7
A-5
E--

T.Rex - ''Beltane Walk''
T.Rex
1970 
Written By: Marc Bolan

E                             A
Trucking down by the roadside, Met a man with a star hide
E                                        B7
He said: "Boy, wouldn't you like to look?"

But could it

CHORUS 
C                Am              F                      G7
Give me love, gimme little love, gimme little love from her heart
                                             2nd time - God's
                                             
C              Am                      E       
Gimme love, gimme little love from her heart and then we'll walk
                        2nd time - God's
                        

2. Bopping down by the whirlpool, I met a girl she was God's tool
   I said: "Girl, wouldn't you like to rock?"
   But could it

CHORUS

3. Walking down by the west wind, I met a boy he was my friend
   I said: "Boy, we could sing it too" and we do - oo

C                  Am                  F                     B7
Give us love - give us little love, give us little love from your hearts
C                  Am                        E
Give us love - give us little love from your hearts
                    A
And then we'll walk

T.Rex - ''Children Of The Revolution''
A-Side
1972
Written By: Marc Bolan

Yeah
E           
Well you can bump and grind
E
It is good for your mind
E
Well you can twist and shout let it all hang out
G                      C               Am
But you won't fool the children of the revolution
G                     C               Am
No you won't fool the children of the revolution, no no no
E
Well you can tear a plane in the falling rain
E
I drive a rolls royce 'cos it's good for my voice
E
But you won't fool the children of the revolution
E
No you won't fool the children of the revolution, no no no - yeah!

G                      C               Am
But you won't fool the children of the revolution
Am     G              C               Am        
No you won't fool the children of the revolution
Am     G              C               Am
No you won't fool the children of the revolution
Am      G             C               Am
No you won't fool the children of the revolution
E                


T.Rex - ''Cosmic Dancer''
Electric Warrior
1971
Written By: Marc Bolan

(G)I was dancing when i was twelve (Em)

(G)I was dancing when i was twelve (Em)

(F) I was dancin when i was aah (C)

(F) I was dancing when in was aah (C)

This verse (with changed lyrics) is repeated a few more times before Marc adds 

a little change on the end, when he goes ooh, ooh, oohooh.

It plays:

(Am) aaah, (D) aaah, (D7) aaah aaah.

T.Rex - ''Get It On''
Electric Warrior
1971
Written By: Marc Bolan

 Ep              Ap                Ev
E------------------   ---------------   ---------------
B------------------   ---------------   ---------------
G------------------   -2-2------2----   ---------------
D--2-2------2------   -2-2-4----2-4--   -2-2-----------
A--2-2-4----2-4----   -0-0-0----0-0--   -2-2-4-2-5-4-2-
E--0-0-0----0-0----   ---------------   -0-0-0---------

The above tabs are for the patterns played over the E and A chords
throughout most of the song. One varient of the Ep pattern is used
a few times (Ev), just before the chorus. Sometimes the open strings
are picked as indicated, other times they are just left ringing after
the first pick...play around with your own varients to break up the
monotony. 

     G            Gsus           A            Asus
E A D G B E   E A D G B E   E A D G B E   E A D G B E
-----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
3 5 5 4 3 3   3 5 3 5 3 3   5 7 7 6 5 5   5 7 5 7 5 5

The above bar chords sound reasonable behind the chorus. They are
designed for ease of playing...thats the whole point of this song!

Scott.
-----------------the start-----------------------

Ep

Ep                       Ep
            Well, you're dirty and sweet, clad in

Ap
black, don't look back, and I

Ep
love you

Ap
You're dirty and sweet, oh

Ep
yeah

Ep                     Ep
           Well you're slim and you're weak, you've got the

Ap
teeth of the Hydra

Ep
upon you

Ap
You're dirty, sweet, and you're my

Ep
girl

*chorus start*
Ev
     Get it

G   Gsus   Gsus   G
on,          Bang a

A   Asus   Asus    A
gong,         Get on

Ep

*repeat*
*chorus end*

(uses same chords/patterns as first verse)
You're built like a car, you've got a hub
cap diamond star
halo
You're built like a car, oh
yeah
Well, you're an untamed youth, that's the
truth, with your cloak full of
eagles
You're dirty, sweet, and you're my
girl

*chorus*

You're windy and wild, you've got the
blues in your shoes and your
stockings
You're windy and wild, oh
yeah
Well, you're built like a car, you've got a
hub cap diamond star
halo
You're dirty, sweet, and you're my
girl
 
*chorus*

You're dirty and sweet, clad in
black, don't look back, and I
love you
You're dirty and sweet, oh
yeah
Well, you dance when you walk, so lets
dance, take a chance, under...
...stand me
You're dirty, sweet, and you're my
girl

*chorus*

T.Rex - ''Hot Love''
Electric Warrior - 25 Anniversary Edition
1971
Written By: Marc Bolan

G......................................................
She's my woman of gold and she's not very old a huh-huh
G.............C.................Cmaj7..Am.................G...
Well she's my woman of gold and she's  not very old a huh-huh
........D.......................C...............G...
I don't mean to be bold-a but-a may I hold your hand
 
G.............................................................
Well she aint no witch and I love the way she twitch a huh-huh
G........C.................Cmaj7..Am............................G...
Well she aint no witch and I      love the way she twitch a huh-huh
........D..........................C...............G.....
I'm her twopenny prince and I give her Hot Love a huh-huh
 
G...............................................................
Well she's faster than most and she lives on the coast a huh-huh
G..........C....................Cmaj7..Am......................G...
Well she's faster than most and she    lives on the coast a huh-huh
........D......................C............... G......
I'm her labourer of Love in my Persian gloves a huh-huh
 
          G..........
La La La La La La La 
G...................
La La La La La La La 
G........C...........Cmaj7..Am...
La La La La La La La 
.........G...........
La La La La La La La 
D...C...Cmaj7.. Am..G...................
Oh -  
G........D...........
-Repeat-

T.Rex - ''Jet Tambourine''
Messing With The Mystic
1972
Written By: Marc Bolan

E........................................
Take me for a ride on your Jet Tambourine
E........................................
Take me for a ride on your Jet Tambourine
A7....................................
Take me higher than your love ooo yeah
E........................................
Take me for a ride on your Jet Tambourine


E.....................................
Take me for a hide in your oceans grey
E.....................................
Take me for a hide in your oceans grey
A7.......................................
Show me where your loves does lay Oh yeah
E........................................
Take me for a ride on your Jet Tambourine


F.....................Am........
Take me with you girl for a ride
F.....................Am........
Take me with you girl for a ride


E........................................
Take me for a ride on your Jet Tambourine
E........................................
Take me for a ride on your Jet Tambourine
A7....................................
Take me higher than your love ooo yeah
E........................................
Take me for a ride on your Jet Tambourine


F.....................Am................
Take me with you girl for a ride Oh yeah
F.....................Am.......................
Take me with you girl for a ride No no no no no

T.Rex - "Life's A Gas"
Electric Warrior
1971
Written By: Marc Bolan

Chords:
       EADGBE
G:    (320033)
D:    (xx0232)
Dsus4:(xx0233)
C:    (x32010)
Am:   (x02210)

Intro
G


G					Fill 1
I could have love you girl like a planet
G                                      D  Dsus4  D
I could have chained your heart to a star
C        Am                       D
But it really doesn't matter at all
C        Am                       D
No, it really doesn't matter at all
          G
Life's a gas

G					Fill 1
I could have built a house in the ocean
G                                    D  Dsus4  D
I could have placed our love in the sky 
C        Am                      D
But it really doesn't matter at all
C        Am                      D
No, it really doesn't matter at all
          G
Life's a gas

G					Fill 1
I could have turned you into a priestess
G                                       D  Dsus4  D
I could have burned your faith in the sand
C        Am                      D
But it really doesn't matter at all
No, it really doesn't matter at all
          G
Life's a gas
(i hope it's gonna last)


Guitar Solo (Played 
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/t/t_rex/greatest_hits_crd.html ]
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|-----7---9b11-9b11r9-7---7--9-\-11-/-0-------7---9b11-9b11r9-7---------------|
|--\9---7---------------9------------------\9---7---------------9-7-\-9-/-7---|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
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C        Am                      D
But it really doesn't matter at all
No, it really doesn't matter at all

          G
Life's a gas


Fill 1:

|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|--4-2-0----------|
|--------2-0------|
|------------3~---|

Guitar Fills and solo's are played with a octave pedal.

T.Rex - "Mambo Sun"
Electric Warrior
1971
Written By: Marc Bolan

          E
Beneath the be-bop moon
C#m
I want to croon
     E
With you

Beneath the mambo sun
  C#m
I got to be the one
     E     B7
With you - oo
     E     B7       E
with you - oo  with you

(same til end)!

2. My life's a shadowless horse   4. Upon a savage lake
   If I can't get a across           Make no mistake
   To you                            I love you
   In the alligator rain             I got a powder keg leg
   My heart's all pain               And my wig's all pooped
   For you                           For you

3. Girl, you're good              5. With my hat in my hand
   And I've got wild knees           I'm a hungry man
   For you                           For you
   On a mountain range               I got stars in my beard
   I'm Doctor Strange                And I feel real weird
   For you                           For you

                   6.  Beneath the be-bop moon
                       I'm howling like a loon
                       For you
                       Beneath the mambo sun
                       I got to be the one
                       For you

T.Rex - "Metal Guru"
The Slider
1972
Wtitten By: Marc Bolan

G          Em          G          Em
Metal Guru is it you?  Metal Guru is it you?
Am                     D                     G
Sittin' there in your armour plated chair oh yeah
G          Em          G          Em
Metal Guru is it true? Metal guru is it true?
Am                  D            G
All alone without a telephone oh yeah
G          Em            G                  Em
Metal Guru could it be?  You're gonna bring my baby to me
Am                         D
She'll be wild you know, a rock and roll child oh yeah
G          Em
Metal Guru how's it been?
G                       Em
Just like a silver stud sabre-tooth dream 
Am                    D7
I'll be clinging on a polution machine oh yeah
G          Em          G          Em
Metal Guru is it you?  Metal Guru is it you?

[Bridge]

G A D Em   G A D Em  Am D G
ah------- ah-------  Oh----

G          Em
Metal Guru could it mean
G                   Em
You're gonna bring my baby to me?
Am                         D                        G
She'll be wild you know, a rock and roll child oh yeah
G          Em 
Metal Guru is it true?  yeah yeah yeah  (repeat til fade)

T.Rex - "Mystic Lady"
The Slider
1972
Written By: Marc Bolan

G C G G C G

G       
Baby Mystic Lady
       C        
You do own my night
       Am
Put my dogs to fright
                G C G G C G
Yea Yea Yea Yea Yea

Riding sliding Sorceress
In your dungarees
Got me on my knees
Yea Yea Yea Yea Yea

Am                          D7
The people in your life are cruel 
G                   Em
Keep on riding that hard road
Am                     D7
Lovers in yor life are few
G                   Em
Keep on riding that hard road
G
Baby baby baby...

Pleasant crescend moon
Fills my heart with pain
Fills my toes with rain
Oh Bobby you're a hobby
With the learned ones
Like a setting sun

T.Rex - "Rip Off"
Electric Warrior
1971
Written By: Marc Bolan

C                 B                              F       A
In the moon light fighting with the night it's a rip-off
C                         B                           F        A
Kissing all the slain I'm bleeding in the rain it's a rip-off, such a rip-off

2.Rocking in the nude I'm feeling such a dude, it's a rip-off
  Dancing in the dark with the tramps in the park, it's rip-off, such a rip-off

3.See your baby's stud sliding in the mud, it's a rip-off
  Bleached on the beach I want to tickle your peach, it's a rip-off, such a rip-off

4.See the girl dance in her man skin pants, she's a rip-off
  Terraplane Tommy wants to bang your gong, it's a rip-off, such a rip=off

5.Gypsy girl's good people treat her like a fool, it's a rip-off
  The President's weird he's got a burgundy beard, it's rip-off, such a rip-off

G                   A
I'm the king of the highway
G                    A
I'm the Queen of the hop
G                        A
You should see me at the governor's ball
G                 A
Doin' the rip-off bop
G            A
I'm a social person
      G               A
I'm a creature in disguise
          G                      A
There's a man with a whip on his silver lip
G                A
Living inside my eyes
A             B
I'm a cat the alley
      A                B
I'm a fleetwood voodoo man
A                   B
There's very little ever said
A                   B
All of which I understand
  C                      B                      F       A
6.Caught like a shark in space adn time, it's a rip-off
  If it's hers well it must be mine, it's a rip-off, such a rip-off

7.Dancing in the nude feeling such a dude, it's a rip-off
  Mountains of the Moon remind me of my spoon, it's a rip-off, such a rip-off

T.Rex - "Spaceball Ricochet"
The Slider
1972
Written By: Marc Bolan

INTRO: G - G/F# - G/F - G/E

VERSE:
G                C                       D
Im just a man, i understand the wind and all the things 

              G
that make the children cry

                    C                 D              G
With my Les Paul, i know im small but i enjoy living anyway

                      C                    D                  G
Book after book i get hooked everytime the writer talks to me like a friend

CHORUS: 
G                               C
What can i do we just live in a zoo

            D                  G
All i do is play the spaceball richochet

VERSE 2:
G                           C              D               G
Deep in my heart there is a house that can hold just about all of you

                        C              D                      G
I brought a car, it was old but kind i gave it my mind and it disappeared

                      C                         D
I love a girl, she is changeless angel, she's a city, its a pity 

     G
that im like me yeah

CHORUS:
G                               C       D
I said how can i lay when all i do is play

              G
The spaceball richochet


REPEAT VERSE ONE, VERSE TWO THEN FINAL CHORUS

OUTRO: Same as intro

T.Rex - "Teenage Dream"
Zinc Alloy And The Hidden Riders Of Tomorrow
1974
Written By: Marc Bolan

 Intro: G....Em...C...D..D7..G

G..........C.......................G.......B.....
- Whatever happened to the teenage dream?  (yeah)

G...........Em........C........D...D7
Surprise surprise the boys are ho--me
G...........Em................C......D...D7
My guardian angel's rung down my telepho-ne
G.............Em...............C.........D...D7
The heat's on Mister can't you hear them scream
G..........C.......................G.......B.....
- Whatever happened to the teenage dream?  (yeah)

G..........Em...........C..........D....D7
The curfew comes at the   crack of night
G...........Em............C.............D...D7
The sad old wino aches to  disipate the fright
G..........Em...........C...........D.........D7.
A jet-jump jiver speeds past in his machine - but
G..........C.......................G.......B.....
- Whatever happened to the teenage dream?  (yeah)


G.......Em..........C......D....D7
A broken God from a  rusty wor--ld
G.......Em............C.........D...D7
Sweetly mouth-touched   an onyx gi--rl
G..........Em.............C.......D....D7
His prison bars were very hard to clean but
G..........C.......................G.......B.....
- Whatever happened to the teenage dream?  (yeah)


G.............Em.........C........D..D7
The Wizard of Oz and the  bronzen thief
G........Em....C..............D..D7
Ruled my girl   with teutonic teeth
G............Em...........C............D..D7
But all was lost when her mouth turned green
G..........C.......................G.......B.....
- Whatever happened to the teenage dream?  (yeah)


G..........Em.....C................D..D7
The Silver Surfer   and the Ragged Kid
G...............Em.............C............D..D7
Are all sad and rusty boy they don't have a gig--
G..........Em...........C........D..D7
Believe me Pope Paul my toes are clean
G..........C.......................G.......B.....
- Whatever happened to the teenage dream?  (yeah)


G..............Em........C........D..D7
Now - black is black and white is white
G..........Em.........C...........D..D7
Some go to heaven and some get it light
G..............Em...........C.......D..D7..
my guard was a prude but his wicked screams
G..........C.......................G.......B.....
- Whatever happened to the teenage dream?  (yeah)


T.Rex - "There Was A Time"
Electric Warrior - 25th Anniversary Edition
1971
Written By: Marc Bolan

G
There was a time

     D
Everything was fine

          Bm
You got drunk all the day

     C          C  Em   Am
Like it was fine

Am          D
And all the children

         G                C    C  Em  Am
They put flowers in their hair

Am          D
And all the grown ups

         G                Em
They put daggers there instead

T.Rex - "The Visit"
T.Rex
1970
Written By: Marc Bolan

Dm/Dm10................G6.....
My eyes went up it was sunrise
....Dm/Dm10....F............Am..
The sky turned black it was noon
..Dm/Dm10...............G6...
A ship of the silverest metal
Dm/Dm10......F..........Am...
Shadowed out all of the moon


C10.............Dm....
Truly I do love you-oo
C10.............Dm....
Truly I do love you-oo


Dm/Dm10.....................G6.....
A shape that was golden and crimson
...Dm/Dm10....F..........Am...
Ex-tended   a claw to my frame
..Dm/Dm10..................G6...
I sunk in the sand like an infant
..Dm/Dm10.........F..........Am..
I screamed but my tongue was lame


C10.............Dm....
Truly I do love you-oo
C10.............Dm....
Truly I do love you-oo


Dm/Dm10......................G6....
My heart on a platter they'd stolen
...Dm/Dm10......F.....Am...
My eyes were of firey flame
..Dm/Dm10...................G6.......
A sound like a sweet dove I stuttered
.............Dm/Dm10.......F......Am..
And then the ship swam the skies again


C10.............Dm....
Truly I do love you-oo
C10.............Dm....
Truly I do love you-oo
C10.............Dm....
Truly I do love you-oo
C10.............Dm....
Truly I do love you-oo
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