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Bad To The Bone   George Thorogood



"Bad to the Bone" by George Thorogood
Tabbed by Shaun Farias-myentityremanes@aol.com
Symbols:
   /   slide up
   \   slide down
   b   bend
   ^   vibrato (he usually uses the tremolo arm, a.k.a. "whammi bar")
Intro:                        |main|
                              |riff|               |~~riff one~~~|
e--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--005030---------005030-----005030-----005030-----005030-0--12\-0---|
D--005030---------005030-----005030-----005030-----005030-0--12\-0---|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------|
  |~riff two~|   |~~~~riff three~~~~|   |~~riff four~~|
e---------------------------10-7-------------------------------------|
B---------7b8------------7b8----8-8\------------7b8^^^---------------|
G--05030----------05030------------------05030-------------05030-----|
D--05030----------05030------------------05030-------------05030-----|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------|
After "She could tell right away, that I was bad to the bone" repeat
the main riff seven times while he says "bad to the bone" over and over
again.  Wait for the verses to go by and repeat it again six more times
after he says "I'm here to tell 'ya honey... ."  Hold out the last strum,
then play riff one, riff two, and riff three.
Right after that, play this twice:
e----------------------------|
B----------------------------|
G--05030---2/3-2/3--2/3-0----|
D--05030---2/3-2/3--2/3-0----|
A----------------------------|
E----------------------------|
Play the main riff, then this a few times (listen to the song for this):
e----------------------7-10-7---|
B--7/8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8----------|
G-------------------------------|
D-------------------------------|
A-------------------------------|
E-------------------------------|
Then this before he goes into the next round of lyrics:
  |~~~~~~~~~~~~riff five~~~~~~~~~~~|
e-------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------|
G--0-----12\--0-----05030-----05030---|
D--0-----12\--0-----05030-----05030---|
A-------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------|
After the lyrics a sax solo kicks in and you just repeat the main riff
over and over with the occational slide down from 12.Then the guitar
solo starts:
e-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B--7b8--8--8--8---------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------05030---2/3^^--0--05030---|
D-----------------------4b5--5--5--3----05030---2/3^^--0--05030---|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|
2x:
e------------------|
B------------------|
G--323230---5030---|
D--323230---5030---|
A------------------|
E------------------|
3x:
e-------------------------|
B-------------------------|
G-----------------05030---|
D----------0-5----05030---|
A------1-3----------------|
E--3-3--------------------|
Then riff four is played two times.
Then George makes some weird sounds that I couldn't figure out.
Next, this is repeated a lot:
e--555555555
B--444444444
G-----------|
D-----------|
A-----------|
E-----------|
Then riff five, the main riff six times, riff one, the main riff once,
then something like:
e--4/5-5-5-5-5-5/---|
B--3/4-4-4-4-4-4/---|
G-------------------|
D-------------------|
A-------------------|
E-------------------|
The riff 3, the main riff, then:
      |riff six, repeat several times|
e------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-10-10-10------|
B--6/8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--10-8-------|
G--------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------|
Then the main riff twice.  I was too tired to bother with the ending.  It's


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