Never Been Sold Before

Alice Cooper


"Never Been Sold Before" by Alice Cooper Words and Music by Bruce/Buxton/Cooper/Dunaway/Smith
From the album Muscle of Love (1973)
Transcription by Brian Gaddis
b= bend rb= release bend \= slide down /= slide up p= pull-off
h= hammer-on ~~= vibrato x= mute .= mute note or chord
ps\= pick scrape down
Main rhythm Guitar one E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| G-|--------------------------------------2------------------------------------| D-|-----------------------2--------------0------------------------------------| A-|--------------------2--------------2-----3--2--0-------------------2-------| E-|--12\--0---0--3--4--------0--3--4-----------------3--2--0---0--3b-----3~~--| | | |Guitar two | E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| G-|-----------------------------------------------------------7--7--7--7\-----| D-|-----------------------------------------------------------7--7--7--7\-----| A-|-----------------------------------------------------------5--5--5--5\-----| E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Guitar one E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| G-|--------------------------------2------------------------------------------| D-|------------------2-------------0------------------------------------------| A-|---------------2-------------2-----3--2--0-------------------2-------------| E-|--0---0--3--4--------0--3-4-----------------3--2--0---0--3b-----3~~--------| | | |Guitar two | E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B-|---------------------------------3-----------------------------------------| G-|------------------1--------------2----------------1----7--7--7--7\---------| D-|--2---------------2--------------0----------------2----7--7--7--7\---------| A-|--2---------2-----2--------2----------------2-----2----5--5--5--5\---------| E-|--0---------0--3-----------0--3-------------0--3--0------------------------|
Verse 1."You ask me, babe, 'Can you work tonight?'." E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| G-|--------------------------------2------------------------------------------| D-|------------------2-------------0------------------------------------------| A-|---------------2-------------2-----3--2--0-----------------------2---------| E-|--0---0--3--4--------0--3-4-----------------3--2--0-------0--3b-----3~~----| | | |Guitar two | E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B-|---------------------------------3-----------------------------------------| G-|------------------1--------------2----------------1------------------------| D-|--2---------------2--------------0----------------2------------------------| A-|--2---------------2--------2----------------2-----2-------------2----------| E-|--0---------0--3--0--------0--3-------------0--3--0-------------0--3~~-----|
"I've been up, babe, since broad daylight." E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| G-|--------------------------------2--------------------------------------2---| D-|------------------2-------------0--------------------------------------2---| A-|---------------2-------------2-----3--2--0-----------------------2-----0---| E-|--0---0--3--4--------0--3-4-----------------3--2--0-------0--3b-----3------| | | |Guitar two | E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B-|---------------------------------3-----------------------------------------| G-|------------------1--------------2----------------1--------------------2---| D-|--2---------------2--------------0----------------2--------------------2---| A-|--2---------------2--------2----------------2-----2--------------2-----0---| E-|--0---------0--3--0--------0--3-------------0--3--0-------0--3b-----3------|
"I just can't believe that you're selling me. You never sold me before." E-|-----------------------------------------x---------------------------------| B-|------------------------------------------x--------------------------------| G-|---------------------5---------------------x-------------------------------| D-|---------------------5----------------------5------------------------------| A-|---------------------3-----------------------5-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5---| E-|-----------------------------------------------3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3---|
"I just can't become your lousy whore."(Go to verse two) E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| G-|------------5-----2------------------5--------------4----------------------| D-|------------5--5--2------------------5--------------4-------4--4--4--4\----| A-|--5--7--5---3--5--0------------------3--------------2-------2--2--2--2\----| E-|--3--3--3------3-----------------------------------------------------------| |Guitar two | E-|-----------------| B-|--2--2--2--2-----| G-|--2--2--2--2-----| D-|--2--2--2--2-----| A-|-----------------| E-|-----------------|
Verse 2."Ah, yeah, I'm stacked nice. They really like my style." (Notes in parentheses are overdubbed.) E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| G-|-----------------------------------2---------------------------------------| D-|---------------------2-------------0-(5)(4)(2)-----------------------------| A-|------------------2-------------2-----3--2--0--(5)(4)----------------2-----| E-|-----0---0--3--4--------0--3--4-----------------3--2--0-------0--3b-----3~~| | | |Guitar two | E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| G-|------------------------------------2--------------------------------------| D-|-----------------.---------------.--0--------------------------------------| A-|--.-----.--.--.--2--2---.--.--.--2-----3--2--0--------2-------------2------| E-|--0-----0--3--4-----0---0--3--4-----------------3--2--0-------0--3-----3~~-|
"Fifty bucks, babe, can't even buy my smile." E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| G-|-----------------------------------2-------------------------------------2-| D-|---------------------2-------------0-(5)(4)(2)---------------------------2-| A-|------------------2-------------2-----3--2--0--(5)(4)--------------2-----0-| E-|-----0---0--3--4--------0--3--4-----------------3--2--0-----0--3b-----3----| | | |Guitar two | E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| G-|------------------------------------2-----------------------------------2--| D-|-----------------.---------------.--0-----------------------------------2--| A-|--.-----.--.--.--2--2---.--.--.--2-----3--2--0--------2-----------2-----0--| E-|--0-----0--3--4-----0---0--3--4-----------------3--2--0-----0--3-----3-----|
"I just can't believe that you're selling me. You never sold me before." E-|-----------------------------------------x---------------------------------| B-|------------------------------------------x--------------------------------| G-|---------------------5---------------------x-------------------------------| D-|---------------------5----------------------5--.--.--.--.--.--.--.--.------| A-|---------------------3-----------------------5-5--5--5--5--5--5--7--5--5---| E-|-----------------------------------------------3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3---|
"I just can't become your lousy whore." E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| G-|------------5-----2------------------5--------------4----------------------| D-|------------5--5--2------------------5--------------4-------4--4--4--4--4--| A-|--5--7--5---3--5--0------------------3--------------2-------2--2--2--2--2--| E-|--3--3--3------3-----------------------------------------------------------|
"I find I come around just to lay this money on you, E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| G-|-------------2--2--2--2-----4----4--4---4----4/-7--7-----7----7----7/9--9--| D-|--4--4--4\---2--2--2--2-----4----4--4---4----4/-7--7-----7----7----7/9--9--| A-|--2--2--2\---0--0--0--0-----2----2--2---2----2/-5--5-----5----5----5/7--7--| E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| | | |Guitar two | E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|-----------------------4-5-------------------------------------------------| G-|-------------2-2---2---4-5------------------------------.--.--.--.---------| D-|-------------2-2-4-2-2------4-4-6-4-------2--4/7--7--9--7--7--7--7---------| A-|-------------0-0-0-0--------2-2-2-2--2/4----------5--5--5--5--5--5---------| E-|---------3b-----------------------------------------------------------0--0-|
"babe. I'm sick of streets, tricks, and dicks and I'm, E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| G-|--9--9--9--9--9\--------------------------------------------------------2--| D-|--9--9--9--9--9\-----------6--4--------------------------4--4--2--------2--| A-|--7--7--7--7--7\-----------------7--6--4--------------------------4-----0--| E-|------------------------------------------7--2-----------------------------| | | |Guitar two | E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B-|---------------------5-----------------------------------------------------| G-|---------------------6-------------6---6--------------------------------2--| D-|---------------------6-------------6---6-----4--------------------------2--| A-|-----4----------4/---4-------------4---4--x--4--------------------------0--| E-|--------2/4--7----------------------------2--2-----------------------------|
"I'm really sick of you. Oh-oh I've never been sold before." E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| G-|-------------4----4--------------------------------------------------------| D-|-------------4----4--2-----------------------------------------------------| A-|-------0-----2----2--2-----------------------------------------------------| E-|---------------------0---0--0--0--0--0--0--0-------------------------------| | | |Guitar two | E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| G-|-------------4----4------------------------------2-------------------------| D-|-------------4----4---------.-----.-----.--------2----------5--------------| A-|-------------2----2--2---.--2--.--2--.--2--.-----0----------5--------------| E-|---------------------0---0--0--0--0--0--0--0----------------3--------------|
"And I'll never be had again. Whoa-oa I've <14>= strike note while bent E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B-|----<14>rb----------x-12---------------------------12----12-x-12---12---12\| G-|----<14>rb-p12------x-12---------------------------12----12-x-12---12---12\| D-|----------------14---------14\------------------------14---------14---x----| A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| | | |Guitar two | E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| G-|---------------------------------7-----------------------------------------| D-|--------------2-------2----------7---------7-------.--------2-----2--------| A-|--.---2---.---2---.---2--.--2----5---------7-------2--.--.--2--.--2--.--.--| E-|--0---0---0---0---0---0--0--0--------------5-------0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
"never been sold before. And I'll never be had a- E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B-|-------------------------x-12----12----x-12----12--------------------------| G-|-------------------------x-12----12----x-12----12--------------------------| D-|------------------------------14----14------14-----14----------------------| A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| | | |Guitar two | E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| G-|--2------------------------------------------------------------------------| D-|--2----------5------------------------------------------9--------7----5----| A-|--0----------5-----------.---2---4---2---.---2---4--2---9--------7----5----| E-|-------------3-----------0---0---0---0---0---0---0--0---7--------5----3----|
Solo "-gain!" E-|------------------------------|--------------------------------------------| B-|------------------------------|--------------------------------------------| G-|--3b--0--2b--2b--------2b--2b-|-0--2--0----0--2b--2b---2p0-----3b--0-------| D-|-----------------0--2---------|---------2-------------------2--------------| A-|------------------------------|--------------------------------------------| E-|------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
E-|----------------------------------|----------------------------------------| B-|----------------------------------|----------------------------------------| G-|-------0--0h2p0-------0--0h2p0----|-----------------0--3b--2p0-----0-------| D-|--0h2------------0h2------------2-|--------------2--------------2-----2--0-| A-|----------------------------------|----------------------------------------| E-|----------------------------------|-0--2b~~---0----------------------------|
E-|----------------------3-----3h5-|----------7--10p7------7--7/12------------| B-|--------------3--3h5-----5------|-8--8h10-----------10---------------------| G-|------0--2/4--------------------|------------------------------------------| D-|--------------------------------|------------------------------------------| A-|--2-----------------------------|------------------------------------------| E-|--------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
(Let top note ring) E-|------12-------12-------12-------12-------12-------12-------12-------------| B-|-15b------15b------15b------15b------15b------15b------15b------15p12------| G-|-----------------------------------------------------------------------14b-| D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------|----------------------12------| B-|--12--15p12-------12--15p12-------12--15p12-|------------------12------15--| G-|-------------14b-------------14b------------|---------12--14b--------------| D-|--------------------------------------------|--12h14-----------------------| A-|--------------------------------------------|------------------------------| E-|--------------------------------------------|------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------|-15b-rb--12h15p12------12-----------------------| B-|--12--15b--15--12--15--12-|-------------------15------15--12--15b--15p12---| G-|--------------------------|------------------------------------------------| D-|--------------------------|------------------------------------------------| A-|--------------------------|------------------------------------------------| E-|--------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
"I just can't believe that you're selling me. You E-|----------------12--15b----------------------------------------------------| B-|-------12--15b-------------------------------------------------------------| G-|--14b----------------------------------------------------------------------| D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| | |Guitar two E-|----------------------------------------------------------------x----------| B-|-----------------------------------------------------------------x---------| G-|--------------------2----------------5----------------------------x--------| D-|--------------------2----------------5-----------------------------x--.--.-| A-|--------------------0----------------3------------------------------x-5--5-| E-|----------------------------------------------------------------------3--3-|
"never sold me before. I just can't become you're little whore." E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| G-|-----------------------5-----x-2--------------------5---------------4------| D-|-.-.-.-.-.-------------5--5--x-2--------------------5---------------4------| A-|-5-5-5-5-7-5-5-5-7-5---3--5--x-0--------------------3---------------2------| E-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3------3------------------------------------------------|
"No, no, no, no..." E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B-|--------2--2--2--2---------------------------------------------------------| G-|--------2--2--2--2---------------------------------------------------------| D-|--------2--2--2--2---------------------------------------------------------| A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| E-|--ps\----------------------------------------------------------------------|
The rest of the song is just the "I've never been sold before..." part with a few small variations. The fill that stands out the most is transcribed below,
"...and I'll never be had a-..." E-|-----3---------------------------------------------------------------------| B-|-----3----------------------------/3--3--3---------------------------------| G-|--x-------------------------------/4--4--4--(4)\2--0--2p0------------------| D-|-----------------------------------------------------------2---------------| A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|









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