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Billion Dollar Babies   Alice Cooper



 "Billion Dollar Babies" by Alice Cooper
  Words and music by A. Cooper, M. Bruce, and R. Reggie

  From the album Billion Dollar Babies (1973)

  Transcription by Brian Gaddis
  x= mute   b= bend   rb= release bend   p= pull-off   h= hammer-on

  /= slide up   \= slide down   .= mute note or chord   ~~= vibrato
  Note: Some parts of this song are not transcribed due to the difficulty
        in hearing them.
  Intro
   Guitar one
E-|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------|
B-|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------|
G-|-------------------------------------------------|--4h5---4h5---4h5---4h5--|
D-|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------|
E-|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------|
B-|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------|
G-|--0h2---0h2---0h2---0h2---0h2---0h2---0h2---0h2--|--0h2---0h2---0h2---0h2--|
D-|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------|
E-|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------|
   Guitar one
E-|--------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
B-|-3h4--3h4--h7p4h7p4h7p4h7p4h7\--|--/5--5-----------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------|---------7--5--/9---/9--7--5--------------|
D-|--------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
A-|--------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|--------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
G-|-0h2--0h2--0h2-----------0h2----|---2--2---------2-------------------------|
D-|--------------------------------|---2--2---------2-------------------------|
A-|--------------------------------|---0--0---------0---/3--2--0--------------|
E-|--------------------------------|---------3--0-----------------------------|
   Guitar one
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------5--5--5----------------5----8--8b----------------|
G-|--10----10----10\---/4--------------7--5----7------------------------------|
D-|--10----10----10\----------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---8-----8-----8-----------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--10-10-10-10-10\----------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--10-10-10-10-10\----------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--10-10-10-10-10\----5----7---------5--3--------------5--5h7---------------|
A-|---8--8--8--8--8\----5----7---------5--3--3h5--5h7-------------------------|
E-|---------------------3----5---------3--1-----------------------------------|
  Verse
   Rhythm figure one
    "Billion            dollar  baby.                         Rubber little
   Guitar one
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|----------------------------------------10--12--10\------------------------|
G-|----------------------------------------10--12--10\--------4---------------|
D-|-----------------------------3--3--3----10--12--10\--------5---------------|
A-|--0--0--------0----/3--2--0--3--3--3-----------------------5---------------|
E-|--------3--0-----------------1--1--1-----------------------3---------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|----------------------------------------10--12--10-------------------------|
G-|--2--2--------2-------------------------10--12--10-------------------------|
D-|--2--2--------2--------------3--3--3----10--12--10---------5---------------|
A-|--0--0--------0----/3--2--0--3--3--3-----8--10---8--(8)\---5---------------|
E-|--------3--0-----------------1--1--1-----------------------3---------------|
  "lady, slicker than a weasel. Grimy as an alley loves me like no other lover.
   Guitar one
E-|--------------------------3\-1------------------x----x--x----x--x-x--x-x-x-|
B-|--------------------------3\-1------------------x----x--x----x--x-x--x-x-x-|
G-|--------------------------4\-2------------------x----x--x----x--x-x--x-x-x-|
D-|------7-------------------5--3------------------x----x--x----x--x-x--x-x-x-|
A-|------7-------------------5--3------------------x----x--x----x--x-x--x-x-x-|
E-|------5-------------------3--1------------------x----x--x----x--x-x--x-x-x-|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|------------------------------------------------x----x--x----x--x-x--x-x-x-|
B-|------------------------------------------------x----x--x----x--x-x--x-x-x-|
G-|------------------------------------------------x----x--x----x--x-x--x-x-x-|
D-|------7-------------------5--3------------------x----x--x----x--x-x--x-x-x-|
A-|------7-------------------5--3------------------x----x--x----x--x-x--x-x-x-|
E-|------5-------------------3--1------------------x----x--x----x--x-x--x-x-x-|

    "Billion            dollar baby.                     Rotten little monster,
   Guitars one and two
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------10--12--10\-------------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------10--12--10\----4--------------------|
D-|----------------------------3--3--3----10--12--10\----5--------------------|
A-|--0--0--------0---/3--2--0--3--3--3-------------------5--------------------|
E-|--------3--0----------------1--1--1-------------------3--------------------|
    "baby, I adore you.  Man or woman living couldn't love you like me, baby."
   Guitars one and two
E-|--5------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--5------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--5------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--7----------------5--3----------------------------------------------------|
A-|--7----------------5--3----------------------------------------------------|
E-|--5----------------3--1----------------------------------------------------|
   Rhythm figure two
    "We go dancing nightly             in the attic while the      moon
   Guitar two
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------9------------------9--------------5---------------------------9----|
G-|--------9------------------9--------------5---------------------------9----|
D-|--------9------------------9--------------7---------------------------9----|
A-|--.--.------.--.--.--.--.-----.--.--.--.-----.--.--.--5h7-------------7----|
E-|--0--0------0--0--0--0--0-----0--0--5--5-----5--5--5-------5h7--0--0-------|
        "is rising in the    sky."
   Guitar one
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|-------------------------------------5--6--5-----5-------------------------|
G-|----------------------------------------------7-----7--5--7--5--4\---------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------9--------------5---------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------9--------------5---------------------------------------------|
D-|--------------9--------------7---------------------------------------------|
A-|--.--.--.--.-----.--.--.--.--7-----------------0-7--------5----------------|
E-|--0--0--0--0-----0--0--5--5--5----------------------------------8\---------|
    "If I'm too rough,    tell me.  I'm so scared your little head
   Guitar one (Fades in, rhythm approximated here)
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------9--------------9---------------5-----------------------------------|
G-|--------9--------------9---------------5-----------------------------------|
D-|--------9--------------9---------------7-----------------------------------|
A-|--.--.-----.--.--.--.-----.------.--.--7--.--.--.--.--.--5h7---------------|
E-|--0--0-----0--0--0--0-----0------5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-------5h7----------|
                                End Rhythm figure two
    "will  come off in my       hands."
   Guitar one
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|----------------------------------------------10--11--11b------------------|
G-|------------------------------------------10-------------------------------|
D-|-----------------------------3--------10-----------------------------------|
A-|-----------------------------3---------------------------------------------|
E-|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--1---------------------------------------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|----------------------------------------------10--11--11b------------------|
G-|-----------------------------10-----------10-------------------------------|
D-|-----------------------------10-------10-----------------------------------|
A-|------------------------------8--------------------------------------------|
E-|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0------------------------------------------------|
   Guitar two
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|-----------------2--3--5---------------------------------------------------|
A-|--------2--3--5------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|--3--5---------------------------------------------------------------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------------------------0h2--0h2--0h2--0h2--0h2--0h2--0h2--0h2----------|
D-|-----------------2--3--5---------------------------------------------------|
A-|--------2--3--5------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|--3--5---------------------------------------------------------------------|
   Guitar one
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|----------------------3h4--3h4--h7p4h7p4h7p4h7p4h7\------------------------|
G-|--4h5--4h5--4h5--4h5-------------------------------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--0h2--0h2--0h2--0h2--0h2--0h2--0h2-----------0h2--------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  Solos w/Rhythm fig. one
   First guitar solo w/slight delay
E-|-----------------------------8--10--10b--|--12b---------13--15--13--12-----|
B-|----------------------8--10--------------|---------------------------------|
G-|----------------7--9---------------------|-------10------------------------|
D-|---------7--10---------------------------|---------------------------------|
A-|--7--10----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E-|-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E-|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B-|--15--13--12---12--13--12------15b--|-15--13----15b--15--13--12------------|
G-|---------------------------12-------|----------------------------14--12----|
D-|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A-|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E-|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E-|------------------------------------|
B-|------------------------------------|
G-|--12h14~~~\-------------------------|
D-|------------------------------------|
A-|------------------------------------|
E-|------------------------------------|
   Second guitar solo
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|-----------10-----8-------------10--8--10--8--10~~~p8----10--12--13\12p10--|
G-|--7h9~~~~------9-----9--7b---9---------------------------------------------|

D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------5--------8------8-|
B-|-12--10---12--13--13\10---8--10--8-----8--------------5-----8/10-----10----|
G-|------------------------------------9-----9\7--5--7b-----------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                       Overdubbed guitar = strike note while
                                                             already bent
E-|-----------------------15b--15b~~--(15b~~--~~--rb-p13--15----15b\)-|
B-|------13--15b-rb---13----------------------------------------------------------|
G-|-/14---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    w/Rhythm figure one simile
    "Billion dollar baby. I got you in the dime store, no other little girl
     could ever hold me any tighter, any tighter than you baby."

    "Billion              dollar baby.
   Guitar one
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--5--5-----------------------------------10--12--10\-----------------------|
G-|--------7--5--/9---/9--7--5---2-2-2-2----10--12--10\-----------------------|
D-|------------------------------3-3-3-3----10--12--10\-----------------------|
A-|------------------------------3-3-3-3--------------------------------------|
E-|------------------------------1-1-1-1--------------------------------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|-----------------------------------------10--12--10------------------------|
G-|--2--2---------2-------------------------10--12--10------------------------|
D-|--2--2---------2--------------3-3-3-3----10--12--10------------------------|
A-|--0--0---------0----3--2--0---3-3-3-3-----8--10---8\-----------------------|
E-|--------3--0------------------1-1-1-1--------------------------------------|
    "Reckless like a gambler, billion dollar maybe, foaming like a dog that's
   Guitar one
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|-----------------------------------------------------------------5---------|
G-|--4------------------------/9--9--9----------7---5---------7---------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--5------------------------7-----------------5-----------------------------|
A-|--5------------------------7-----------------5------------3h5--5h7---------|
E-|--3------------------------5-----------------3---1-------------------------|
    "been infected by the rabies!"
   Guitar one
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--8--------------------8b\-------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--5--------------------5h7-------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    w/Rhythm figure two simile
    "We go dancing nightly in the attic while the moon is rising in the sky.
     If I'm too rough, tell me. I'm so scared your little head will come
     off in my hands."

   Guitar one
E-|----------13--16--13------13--16b---16--13-----------------|
B-|--13--16--------------16--------------------16--13--16b~~--|
G-|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D-|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A-|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E-|-----------------------------------------------------------|
   End
   Rhythm figure three
   [Downard picks scrapes start this off]
   "Billion            dollar  baby.             Yeah,            Billion
   "Trillion           dollar  baby.                              Zillion
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|----------------------------3--3--3------------------1--3--5---------------|
A-|-0--0--------0---/3--2--0---3--3--3---------1--3--5------------0--0--------|
E-|-------3--0-----------------1--1--1---3--5---------------------------3--0--|
    "      dollar baby."
    "      dollar baby."
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|------------------------------------------1h2h3----------------------------|
D-|-----------------3--3--3-------------1h3h4---------------------------------|
A-|--0---/3--2--0---3--3--3--------1h3h4--------------------------------------|
E-|-----------------1--1--1---1h3h4-------------------------------------------|
   w/Rhythm figure three
E-|-----------------------------------8---------8--10--10b--10b--10b~~--------|
B-|--8--5--------------------------8-----10~~---------------------------------|
G-|--------7b-rb-p5-----5--5--7/9---------------------------------------------|
D-|------------------7--------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|--rb--8--10b--10--8--10--8----------------------------5------------5---|
B-|--------------------------------10--8------------------5-----5------5------|
G-|---------------------------------------7--5--7--5--7b-----------7b---------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------5-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|------5-----------------------------------------------------------------5--|
G-|--7b--------7b-rb--5-------------------------------------------------------|
D-|----------------------7---5--7---5-----------------------------5--7--0-----|
A-|------------------------------------5--3--5-----3-----3--5--7--------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------5-----5-----------------------|
E-|----------------------8---------8------------------------------------------|
B-|-------------------8-----10--8-----8/10~---8--8h10---15--15b-rb--13--------|
G-|-----7-----5--7/9-----------------------------------------------------14---|
D-|--7-----7------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------15-------15-|
B-|-13--15--rb-p13--15--13--15--15b--rb-p13--15--13--15b------15b-----|
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|-----15--------------15b--15b~--15--12--15--rb--12--15--12--15/17--17--|
B-|-15b-----rb-p13--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|--17/19--19--19/20b-rb-b-rb-b~~---rb-p17--20p17------17----------------|
B-|-----------------------------------------------------20------20b~--rb--|
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|--17-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|------17-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|----------19b--19b-rb--17------17~~~\--------------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------19----------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|------/3~~-------/3~~-------/3~~--------/3~~~~~~~~~------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


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