Take it on the run

Reo Speedwagon

			Take it on the Run
			  REO Speedwagon

Chords/tab transcribed by N.B
Riff 1
E|-------------------------| B|-------------------------| G|-------------------------| D|---5h7p5-----------------| A|-----------5h7p5---------| E|------------------3------|
G Heard it from a friend who C Heard it from a friend who D G Dsus D G Heard it from another you been messin' around G They say you got a boy friend C You're up there every weekend D G (riff 1) They're talkin' about you and it's bringin' me down
G But I know the neighborhood C And talk is cheap when the story is good D G (riff 1) And the tales grow taller on down the line G But I'm telling you, babe C That I don't think it's true, babe D G G G/F# And even if it is keep this in mind
(Refrain) Em You take it on the run baby C If that's the way you want it baby D G G G/F# Then I don't want you around Em I don't believe it C Not for a minute Am D Dsus D G You're under the gun so you take it on the run
G You're thinking up your white lies C You're putting on your bedroom eyes D G (riff 1) You say you're coming home but you won't say when G But I can feel it coming C If you leave tonight keep running D G G G/F# And you need never look back again
Repeat Refrain x 1
(It will help if you have a guitar with 24 frets with this, otherwise you'll be doing some SERIOUS string bending!) I'll admit that the tab is NOT exact, but if you listen to the track you'll get a better idea of the timing/picking.
Em C Am E|----------------------------------------------------------------------| B|----------------------------------------------------------------------| G|---12-12-12-12-12-12-11-9-11----12-12-12-12-14-12-11-9-11---14-12-14--| D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------| E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
C Bm D E|------------------------------------------| B|------------------------------------------| G|--13-12-13----12-12-12-12-12-12-15--------| D|------------------------------------------| A|------------------------------------------| E|------------------------------------------|
Em C Am E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------| B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------| G|---12-12-12-12-12-12-11-9-11-----12-12-12-12-14-12-11-12----14-12-14------| D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------| A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------| E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C Bm D E|---------------------------------| B|--13-12-13---12-12----12--15-----| G|-------------------14------------| D|---------------------------------| A|---------------------------------| E|---------------------------------|
Em C Am E|-----------------15-17-15-19-17-15------------15-17-15---19-17-15-------| B|---19-17--15-17--------------------17---15-17---------------------17----| G|------------------------------------------------------------------------| D|------------------------------------------------------------------------| A|------------------------------------------------------------------------| E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bm D E|---------15-17-15-19-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:--------------| B|---15-17----------------------------------------------------| G|------------------------------------------------------------| D|------------------------------------------------------------| A|------------------------------------------------------------| E|------------------------------------------------------------|
Em C Am E|---------------15-17-19-24-24-24-22-24---24-22---24-22-24-22-24-----| B|---17----19-19------------------------------------------------------| G|------15------------------------------------------------------------| D|--------------------------------------------------------------------| A|--------------------------------------------------------------------| E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
C Bm D E|---24-22-24-22-24--22-22-24-24-24-24-24------24/--| B|--------------------------------------------------| G|--------------------------------------------------| D|--------------------------------------------------| A|--------------------------------------------------| E|--------------------------------------------------|
Repeat Refrain x 2
G Heard it from a friend who
C Heard it from a friend who
D C G Heard it from another you been messin' around
h = hammer on p = pull off / = bend note up : = fast picking - can't be bothered to work out the exact timings etc. Play the last note "many" times
Chords/tab transcribed by N.B
Lyrics fetched from ftp.uwp.edu

Corrected by mercer65. View original
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valkyl33t (report comment to admin):
Speaking as a mere mortal... Capo 5 and singing it an octave down makes it reasonable to sing.