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Its Only Rock N Roll   Rolling Stones



The Rolling Stones
It's Only Rock And Roll

All Guitars in standard tuning

There are 7 guitars on this song
I'll try to number them in []
/ slide up
\ slide down
h hammer on
p pull off
() ghost note
B whole step bend
b half step bend
r() release
~ vibrato
X fret hand mute
@ use this symbols line up parts
! use this symbols line up parts

 This is the first electric you hear [1]
                            @
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------10/12--|-------------------10/12--|--------10----9-----------|
|-------------------11/13--|-------------------11/13--|-----9--------9---------9-|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|------------------------9h|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|


                                                       This is a different gtr[2]
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|---9-10/12----------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|---9-11/13\11--9-------9--|-----------------9\-------|--------------------------|
|11---------------9h11--9--|-(9)----------------------|----------------9---------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|-----------9h11--------7--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|-------------------7h9----|

@ This is another guitar[3]
|----------------------12--|--------------------------|--12-----12-----12--------|
|----------------------12--|----------rest------------|--12h14--12h14--12--------|
|-----------------/13------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|


Guitar 1 stops and reappears at the chorus, 2 comes back during the verse

 This is the main rhythm guitar[4]
 
 @                                                                        If
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|-----------------------2--|--------4-----5-----4-----|-----2--4-----2-----4-----|
|-----------------------0--|-----0--0-----0-----0-----|-----0--0-----0-----0-----|

Verse
      I could stick  my pen      in my heart           spill it all over the stage
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|-----2--------------4-----|--------------2-----4-----|-----2--4-----5-----4-----|
|--0--0--3h4------0--0-----|-----0--3--4--0--0--0-----|-----0--0-----0-----0-----|

                     would       it satisfy   ya Would it slide on by ya   Would
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|-----2--------2-----4-----|-----2--4-----5-----4-----|-----5--4-----2--4--------|
|-----0--3--4--0-----0--0--|-----0--0-----0-----0-----|-----0--0-----0--0--------|

 ya think the boy     is strange?         Ain't he strange?                   If
                            !
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|-----2--4-----5-----4-----|--X--2--4-----X--4-----7--|-----5-----2--------------|
|--0--0--0-----0-----0-----|--X--0--0-----X--0-----5--|-----3-----0--------------|

  I could win ya        if      I could sing ya    a    love song   so divine
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|-----2--4-----5-----4-----|-----2--------2-----4-----|-----2--4-----5-----4-----|
|--0--0--0-----0-----0-----|-----0--3--4--0-----0-----|-----0--0-----0-----0-----|

                     would  it be enough for your          cheatin' heart   if
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|-----2--------2-----4-----|-----2--4-----5-----4-----|-----2--------2-----4-----|
|-----0--3--4--0-----0-----|-----0--0-----0-----0-----|-----0--3--4--0-----0-----|

      I broke down and cried         If  I        cried
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------4-----5-----4-----|--2-----4--------2-----7--|-----5-----2--------4-----|
|-----0--0-----0-----0-----|--0--0--0--------0-----5--|-----3-----0-----0--0-----|


                    I said
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|-----2--4-----------------|
|-----0--0-----0--0--0--0--|
End Verse






 Guitar [2]
 This comes in at the "Ain't He strange" Part
 Verse
 !
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------9--------|--9--------9--------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------9--------|--9--------9--------------|
|-----------------------7--|-----5--------------------|-------------------10-11--|
|-----------------------5--|-----3-----0--------------|--------------------------|

|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|-----9--------9-----------|--------------------------|
|-----9--11----9-----11----|-----9--------9-----------|-----9--11----9-----11----|
|-----7--7-----7-----7-----|--------------------------|-----7--7-----7-----7-----|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|

|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|-----9--------9--------9--|-----9--------9-----------|-----9--------9--------9--|
|-----9--------9--------9--|-----9--------9-----------|-----9--------9--------9--|
|--------10-11-------------|--------10-11-------------|--------10-11-------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
                                                                          I said
|-----------------------5--|-----3--------------------|--------------------------|
|-----------------------5--|-----3--------------------|--------------------------|
|------------9----------6--|-----4-----------9--------|--9--------9--------------|
|------------9----------7--|-----5-----------9--------|--9--------9--------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------10-11-|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|

End Verse

Guitar[1] Chorus 
 I           know      it's only rock n   roll but I   like  it      
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--10--------10---------10-|
|-/10--------10------10----|-----10-10-----10---------|--10B-------10B--------10-|
|-/9---------9-------9-----|-----9--9------9----------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|

                 I said     I       know          it's only rock n rol but I     
|(10)-----10---10----------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|(10)B----10B--10Br(10)----|--10\9---10--(10)\--------|--10-10---------10\-------|
|----------------------9\--|--9-\8---9---(9)-\--------|--9--9----------9-\-------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|

 like   it


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