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Ready for Love  Bad Company

Date: Wed, 08 Oct 1997 19:08:05 +0000
From: Steve Throne
Subject: TAB: Ready for Love by Bad Company
"Ready for Love"
by Mick Ralphs
from the album Bad Company
Notation
**=let note ring!
^^=staccato
/=slide
Opening Riff - Asus4, A
[Asus4] [A] 
 
 E------------------------------------------
 B-----------3**-------2**------------------
 G---------2------2--------2-------2--------
 D-------2----------2--------2---2---2------
 A-0**-------------------------0-------0----
 E------------------------------------------

[Asus4] [A] 
 
 E-------------0-----------------------------
 B-----------3---3-2-------------------------
 G---------2---------2-------------2---------
 D-------2-------------------2---2---2-------
 A-0**-------------------------0-------0-----
 E-------------------------------------------

As far as I can tell, the verse just follows a simple arpeggio
chord progression (A,C,D,C,B,A,G,F). I don't know the actual
pattern, but you can try just about anything. Here's a simple
example. Let the bass notes ring throughout.
[A]Wanderin down..[C]rocky road
 
 E------------------------------------
 B---------2-----------------5--------
 G-------2---2-------------5---5------
 D-----2-------2---------5-------5----
 A-0**-----------0---3**-----------3--
 E------------------------------------

[D]Wonderin where my [C]life is [B]leading
 
 E------------------------------------------
 B---------7h8p7----------------------------
 G-------7-------7-----------5----------4---
 D-----7----------7--------5----------4-----
 A-5**-----------------3**--------2**-------
 E------------------------------------------

[A]Rolling on [G]to the bitter [F]end
 
 E-----------------------------------------------------1---
 B---------2-------------------------------------------1---
 G-------2---2--------------4----------------2---------2---
 D-----2-------2----------5---5------------3---3-------3---
 A-0**-----------0------5-------5--------3-------3-----3---
 E------------------3**-----------3---1**----------1---1---

(Actually, that B chord may be a figment of my imagination,
but I like it in there!)
Pre-Chorus
[D]Ooohhhhhh Oooh
(I want you to stay)
 
 E---------------------------------------------------
 B--7**------------7^^--------7**------------7^^-----
 G--7**------------7^^--------7**------------7^^-----
 D--7**------------7^^--------7**------------7^^-----
 A--5**------------5^^--------5**------------5^^-----
 E---------------------------------------------------

My notation here is kinda strange. You should really smack
that D chord the first time and let it ring, then cut it off
the second time (staccato??) If you listen to the record
it'll be pretty self explanitory)
Play this 3 times, then, for the last time, play.....
[C]todayyyyy [D]ayyyyyyyy - you get the idea
 
 E-------------------------
 B--5-------------7--------
 G--5-------------7--------
 D--5-------------7--------
 A--3-------------5--------
 E-------------------------

Then on to the chorus, which is just G,A,C,D
[G]Rea[A]dy for love [G] [A] Oh baby I'm
 
 E---------------------------------------------------
 B---------------------------------------------------
 G--4//6-----6-------6--------4//6-----6-------6-----
 D--5//7-----7-------7--------5//7-----7-------7-----
 A--5//7--7--7----7--7--------5//7--7--7----7--7-----
 E--3//5--5--5----5--5--------3//5--5--5----5--5-----

[C]Rea[D]dy for love [C] [D]
 
 E---------------------------------------------------
 B--5//7-----7-------7--------5//7-----7-------7-----
 G--5//7-----7-------7--------5//7-----7-------7-----
 D--5//7--7--7----7--7--------5//7--7--7----7--7-----
 A--3//5--5--5----5--5--------3//5--5--5----5--5-----
 E---------------------------------------------------

At the end of the chorus is a decending riff, like the verse.
Try something like this:
[C] [B] [A] [G] [F] [G] 
 
 E-----------------------------------1----------3----
 B-----------------------------------1----------3----
 G-------0------0------0-------0-----2----------4----
 D------0------0------0-------0------3----------5----
 A--3**----2**----0**----------------3----------5----
 E------------------------3**--------1----------3----

That's pretty much the song. I haven't compared it too closely
to the album, so I'm sure there are mistakes. But it sounds
good to me so it should at least provide a good start.
There's also plenty of room to improvise, especially during the
verses. Have fun and I hope someone makes use of this!
Please let me know if you have anything better
Steve Throne
st94h3xt@post.drexel.edu
sthrone@earthlink.net

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