Rocks Off

Rolling Stones


R o c k s o f f (Jagger-Richards)
Transcribed by: Patrik Lundstrom, patrik.lundstrom@lund.mail.telia.com
About the song: This song is the opening track of the '72 double album "Exile on Main St."
I know this this isn't exactly how Keith plays it, but this works quite nice for me anyway. There is no need for the open G tuning in my version but if you want to you can do so without having to substitute too much of my tabing. Occasionally I tune down the A-string to a G which enables me to do Stones chording and still play lead on the higher strings the way I'm used to. Experiment yourself. Since the right timing is hard to show in tablature, I haven't even tried to get it right. Listen to the record and you will get the feel. Last but not least, I'm not a very accomplished guitar-player or Stones interpreter but I hope this will help someone to play one of the greatest songs of all times,
Patrik
intro: 3 times 2 times E--------------------------------:||-----------------------:|| B---9--9--10--9------------------:||---9--9--9------9------:|| G---9--9--9---9------------------:||---9--9--9------9------:|| D---9--9--11--9------------9--9--:||---9--9--9--11-----11--:|| A-----------------9--9--9--9--9--:||-----------------------:|| E-----------------6--6--6--7--7--:||-----------------------:||
fill 1:
E-------------------------------------| B---9--9--9------9-------9---10--9----| G---9--9--9------9-------9---9---9----| D---9--9--9--11-----11---9---11--9----| A-------------------------------------| E-------------------------------------|
chorus: 8 times E---------------:||-------|-------| B---4--4--5--4--:||---2---|---9---| G---4--4--4--4--:||---2---|---9---| D---4--4--6--4--:||---2---|---9---| A---------------:||-------|-------| E---------------:||-------|-------|
chorus fill: (Bobby Keys' and Jim Price's parts actually)
E--------------------| B--------------------| G---13--13--11--10---| D---15--15--13--11---| A--------------------| E--------------------|

That is all tab I will supply you with. Now on to lyrics and chords
verse: w/ fill 1 w/ fill 1 | A | B | E | E | A | B | E | E | A | A |
| A | A | B | B | B | B | A | E |
chorus: w/ chorus part & fill when you feel like it | B | B | B | B | B | B | B | B | A | E |
bridge:
| F#/A# | F#/A# | F# | F# | C#m | C#m | | F#/A# | F#/A# | F# | F# | C#m | C#m | B | B |
I hear you talking when I'm on the street Your mouth don't move but I can hear you speak What's the matter with the boy He don't come around no more Is he checking out for sure Is he gonna close the door on me
I'm always hearing voices on the street I want to shout but I can hardly speak I was making love last night To a dancer friend of mine I can't seem to stay in step 'Cause she come every time she pirouettes over me
But I only get my rocks off when I'm sleeping I only get my rocks off when I'm dreaming
I'm zipping through the days at lightning speed Plug in flush out and fire that fucking feed Heading for the overload Splattered on a dusty road Kick me like you kicked before I can't even feel the pain no more
But I only get my rocks off when I'm sleeping I only get my rocks off when I'm dreaming
Feel so mesmerized can't describe that scene Feel so hypnotized all that inside me
The sunshine bores the daylights out of me Chasing shadows moonlight mystery Heading for the overload Splattered on a dusty road Kick me like you kicked before I can't even feel the pain no more
But I only get my rocks off when I'm sleeping I only get my rocks off when I'm dreaming
















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