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The Boys Are Back in Town  Thin Lizzy

As recorded by Thin Lizy
(From the 1976 Album JAILBREAK)
Gtr I (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Brian Robertson - Overdriven electric'
Gtr II (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Scot Gorham - Overdriven electric'
Gtr III (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Overdriven electric'
Intro
Q=160(8=s8)
[A5] [B5] [D] [A5] 
[4/4] Gtr II
W +H. E E +H. E E +H.. E
| | | | | | |
[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] 
Gtr I
 
 PM-----------| PM----| PM|

|-3--| |-3-|
H.. E E E E E E E E E E +H E E E E E +H +E E E E
 
 |-------------|---------------------|------------------|-------------------|
 |-------------|---------------------|------------------|-------------------|
 |-2-----------|-------------------4-|-(4)------------7-|-(7)-----(7)-----2-|
 |-2---------0-|--4--4-4-2---2-2---4-|-(4)----4-4-4-4-7-|-(7)-----(7)-----2-|
 |-0-----------|-----------4-------2-|-(2)------------5-|-(5)-----(5)-0-0-0-|
 |-------------|---------------------|------------------|-------------------|

[A5]+W +H. E [B5]E +H. E [D]E +H.. [A5]E
| | | | | | |
[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] 
 
 PM-----------| PM| PM|

|-3--|
+H.. E E E E E E E E E E +H E E E E +H +E E E E
 
 |--------------|---------------------|----------------|-------------------|
 |--------------|---------------------|----------------|-------------------|
 |-(2)----------|-------------------4-|-(4)------4---7-|-(7)-----(7)-----2-|
 |-(2)--------0-|--4--4-4-2---2-2---4-|-(4)----4-----7-|-(7)-----(7)-----2-|
 |-(0)----------|-----------4-------2-|-(2)----------5-|-(5)-----(5)-0-0-0-|
 |--------------|---------------------|----------------|-------------------|

[A5]+W +H. E [B5]E +H. E [D]E +H.. [A5]E
| | | | | | |
[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] 
 
 PM-----------|

|-3--|
+H.. E E E E E E E E E E +H. E E +H +E E E E
 
 |--------------|---------------------|--------------|-------------------|
 |--------------|---------------------|--------------|-------------------|
 |-(2)----------|-------------------4-|-(4)--------7-|-(7)-----(7)-----2-|
 |-(2)--------0-|--4--4-4-2---2-2---4-|-(4)--------7-|-(7)-----(7)-----2-|
 |-(0)----------|-----------4-------2-|-(2)--------5-|-(5)-----(5)-0-0-0-|
 |--------------|---------------------|--------------|-------------------|

[A5]+W +H. E [B5]E +H. E [D]E +W
| | | | | |
[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] 
 
 PM-----------| PM

|-3--|
+H.. E E E E E E E E E E +H +E E E E +H.. E
 
 |--------------|---------------------|------------------|--------------|
 |--------------|---------------------|------------------|--------------|
 |-(2)----------|-------------------4-|-(4)----(4)-4---7-|-(7)----------|
 |-(2)--------0-|--4--4-4-2---2-2---4-|-(4)----(4)-4---7-|-(7)----------|
 |-(0)----------|-----------4-------2-|-(2)----(2)-----5-|-(5)--------0-|
 |--------------|---------------------|------------------|--------------|

Verse
$
[A5]H. E [C#m]E +H +E E E [D]E +H +E E E [F#7sus4]E +H +E E E [C#m7]E
| | | | | | | | | | | | | |
[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] 
[B] [+E] [E] [E] [E] [+E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [+B] [+E] [E] [E] [E] [+B] [+E] [E] [E] [E]  
 
 ||------------------|-----4------4-------|------------------|------------2---4-|
 ||o-----------------|-----5------5-5---7-|-(7)----(7)-------|------------2---5-|
 ||--2-----(2)-----6-|-(6)--------4-4---7-|-(7)----(7)-7---4-|-(4)----(4)-----4-|
 ||--2-----(2)-----6-|-(6)--------------7-|-(7)----(7)-----4-|-(4)----(4)-------|
 ||o-0-----(0)-0-0-4-|-(4)-----4--------5-|-(5)----(5)-----4-|-(4)----(4)-------|
 ||------------------|--------------------|--------------0-2-|-(2)----(2)-------|

+H +E E E [F#m7]E +H +E E E [Bm7]E +H +E E E [E9sus4]E +H.. [A5]E
| | | | | | | | | | | | | |
[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] 
+H +E E E E +E E Q Q E E +Q Q E E E E +H E E E E
 
 |-(4)----(4)-4-----|-------2---------2-|-(2)--2---2-2---2-|-(2)-----2-2------|
 |-(5)----(5)-5-----|-----------------3-|-(3)--3---3-3---3-|-(3)-----3-3------|
 |-(4)----(4)-------|-----------2-----2-|-(2)--2---------2-|-(2)-----------2--|
 |----------------4-|-(4)---------------|--------------4-2-|-(2)-----------2--|
 |----------------4-|-(4)---------------|------------------|---------------0--|
 |----------------2-|-(2)-2-------------|------------------|------------------|

[C#m] [D] 
[+B] | [+E] | [E]| [E] [E]| [+B] | [+E] | [E]| [E] [E]|
[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] 
[+B] [E] [E] [E] [E] [+E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E]  
 
 |-----------------|-----4--------4-----|
 |-----------------|-----5------5-5---7-|
 |-(2)-----2-----6-|-(6)--------4-----7-|
 |-(2)-----2-2---6-|-(6)-----6--------7-|
 |-(0)-----0---0-4-|-(4)-----4----------|
 |-----------------|--------------------|

To Coda
+H +E E E [Dm7] E +H.. [C#m7]E
| | | | | |
[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] 
+H +E Q E +Q. E E E E E
 
 |--------------------|-----------------------|
 |-(7)----(7)-7---/10-|-(10)-------10------9--|
 |-(7)----(7)-7---/10-|-(10)----10---------9--|
 |-(7)----(7)-7---/10-|-(10)----10---------9--|
 |--------------------|---------------12------|
 |--------------------|-----------------------|

+H +E E E [F#m7]E +H +E E E [Bm7]E +H +E E E [E9sus4]E +W
| | | | | | | | | | | | |
[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] 
[+B] [+E] [E] [E] [E] [+B] [+E] [E] [E] [E] [+B] [+E] [E] [E] [E] [+B] [E] [E] [E] [E]  
 
 |------------------|------------2---2-|-(2)----(2)-2-----|----------2------||
 |-(9)----(9)-9-----|------------2---3-|-(3)----(3)-3---3-|-(3)----3--------||
 |-(9)----(9)-9-----|----------------2-|-(2)----(2)-----2-|-(2)----2--------||
 |-(9)----(9)---x-4-|-(4)----(4)-------|----------------2-|-(2)----2---4-2--||
 |--------------x-4-|-(4)----(4)-------|------------------|--------------0--||
 |----------------2-|-(2)----(2)-------|------------------|-----------------||

Chorus
$$
W +H. E E +H. E E +H. E E
| | | | | | | |
/ / / / / / o /
H H +E E a Q E E E E +H +E E E E +H. E E
|-----------|----------------------|------------------|--------------|
|-----------|-------2h3----(0)-----|------------------|--------------|
|-2----2----|-(2)-2---2----------4-|-(4)----(4)-x-x-7-|-(7)--------2-|
|-2----2----|-(2)-2-2h4--2-------4-|-(4)----(4)-x-x-7-|-(7)--------2-|
|-0----0----|-(0)--------------0-2-|-(2)----(2)-----5-|-(5)------0-0-|
|-----------|----------------------|------------------|--------------|
To Dbl. Coda
W +H. E E +H. E E +H. E E
| | | | | | | |
/ / / / / / o /
PM|
W +E E a Q E E E E +H. E E +H +E E E E
|----------|--------------------|--------------|------------------|
|----------|-------2h3----------|------------7-|-(7)----(7)-------|
|-2--------|-(2)-2---2--------4-|-(4)--------7-|-(7)----(7)-----2-|
|-2--------|-(2)-2-2h4--2-2---4-|-(4)--------7-|-(7)----(7)-----2-|
|-0--------|-(0)------------0-2-|-(2)--------5-|-(5)----(5)-0-0-0-|
|----------|--------------------|--------------|------------------|
+W +H.. E +H. E E +W
| | | | | |
/ / / / / /
|-3-|
+W +E E Q E E E E +H E E E E +H +E E E E E
|------------|-------------------|----------------|--------------------|
|------------|--------3------3---|--------------7-|-(7)----(7)---------|
|-(2)--------|-(2)----2--2-2-2-4-|-(4)----4-x---7-|-(7)----(7)-------6-|
|-(2)--------|-(2)----4--2-2-4-4-|-(4)----4-x---7-|-(7)----(7)-7-7h9-7-|
|-(0)--------|-(0)--0-0--0-0---2-|-(2)----2-----5-|-(5)----(5)-7-7h9---|
|------------|-------------------|----------------|--------------------|
Guitar Break
Gtrs I, III
~~ ~~ ~~
|-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
Q. E E E E E E Q. E E E E E E Q. E E E E E E Q Q Q Q Q Q
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-------------|
|-6--------------6-|-6--------------6-|-9--------------6-|-7-7-7-7-6---|
|-7----7---7-7h9-7-|-7----7---7-7h9-7-|-9----7---7-7h9-7-|-9-9-9-9-7-9-|
|------0---7-7h9---|------0---7-7h9---|------0---7-7h9---|-----------9-|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-------------|
~~ ~~
|-3-| |-3-|
Q. E E E E E E Q. E E E E E E
|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|
|-6--------------6-|-6--------------6-|
|-7----7---7-7h9-7-|-7----7---7-7h9-7-|
|------0---7-7h9---|------0---7-7h9---|
|------------------|------------------|
_______________________
|1.
~~
|-3-| |--3---| |-3--|
Q. E E E E E E Q Q Q Q Q Q
|------------------|---------------------||
|------------------|--------------------o||
|-9--------------6-|---7b9--7-6----------||
|-9----7---7-7h9-7-|---9b11-9-9-7--2-0---||
|------0---7-7h9---|------------7\-4-2--o||
|------------------|---------------------||
|
|Gtr III |--3---| |-3--|
| W a Q Q Q Q Q Q
|------------------|---------------------||
|------------------|-3-5----3-3-3--2----o||
|------------------|-----------------4---||
|------------------|---------------------||
|------------------|--------------------o||
|------------------|---------------------||
______________
|2.
|-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
Q Q Q Q Q Q E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q Q Q
|-------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---||
|-------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---||
|-7-7-7-7-6---|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---||
|-9-9-9-9-7-9-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---||
|-----------9-|-------------------------|-----------------0-||
|-------------|-------------------------|-------------------||
Bridge
Gtr II
H +E E E E +H +E E E E +H +E E E E +Q. E E E E E
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
/ / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / o /
Gtr I
~~~
H. E E +H +E E E E +H +E E E E +E E E E +E E E E
|-----------------|----------------2-|-(2)----(2)-2---2-|-(2)-2---------2------|
|-----------------|----------------3-|-(3)----(3)-3---3-|-(3)-3---3-(3)-3------|
|-----------------|----------------2-|-(2)----(2)-----2-|-(2)---2-2-(2)--------|
|-----------------|----------------4-|-(4)----(4)-----2-|-(2)---2--------------|
|-/4------------4-|-(4)----(4)-x-x-2-|-(2)----(2)-----2-|-(2)---2-----------4--|
|-------------0-2-|-(2)----(2)-x-x---|--------------0-0-|-(0)-------------0-2--|
|-3-| |-3-|
+W +W H E E E E E E
| | | | | | | | |
/ / / / / / / / /
PM-----------------------|
|-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
+Q E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E
|----------------------|------------------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
|----------------------|------------------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
|----------------------|------------------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
|----------------4-4-4-|--4-4-4-----4-4-------0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
|-(4)--4-4-4-4-4-------|--------4-4-----4-4-x---|--------------------------|
|-(2)--2---------------|----------------2-2-x---|--------------------------|
|-3-| |-3-|
E E E E E Q Q Q H +E E E E
| | | | | | | | | | | |
/ / / / / / / / / / / /
~~
|--3--| |-3-| |-3-|
E E E E E E Q Q Q H. E E
|-2-2---2-2-2-2-2-2---|----------------|
|-3-3---3-3-3-3-3-3---|----------------|
|-2-2---2-2-2-2-2-2---|----------------|
|-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0---|-6--------------|
|-------------------0-|-4------------4-|
|---------------------|------------0-2-|
Bm7 E9sus4
| | | | | | | | | | | |
/ / / / / / / / / / x /
+H. E E +H +E E E E
|---------------2-|-(2)-------(2)-2---2--|
|---------------3-|-(3)-------(3)-3---3--|
|---------------2-|-(2)-------(2)-----2--|
|-------------x-4-|-(4)-------(4)---4-2--|
|-(4)---------x-2-|-(2)-------(2)--------|
|-(2)-------------|-------------------0--|
D.S. al Coda
+E E E E +E E E E W +H.. E
| | | | | | | | | | |
/ / / / / / o o / / o
PM-------------------------------|
|-3-| |-3-| |--3--| |-3-| |-3-|
|-(2)-------(2)-------|--------------------|---------------------------||
|-(3)-------(3)-3-----|--------------------|---------------------------||
|-(2)-------(2)-------|--------------------|---------------------------||
|-(2)-------(2)-------|--------4-4---------|----------4-4-4-4-4-4-4----||
|-----------------0-4-|-(4)--------4-------|--4---4-4-------4-4-4-4----||
|-(0)-------(0)---0-2-|-(2)----------2-2-2-|----------------2-2-2-2-2/-||
&
Dm7(type 2)C#m7 F#m7 Bm7
Q E E +Q E E +H E E E E +H E E E E
| | | | | | | | | | | |
/ / / / / / / / / / / /
H E E E E +H +E Q E +H E E E E
|----------------------|-------------------|----------2-----|
|-(10)---------10----9-|-(9)----(9)-9\-----|--------2-----7-|
|-(10)------10-------9-|-(9)----(9)-9\-----|--------------7-|
|-(10)------10----10-9-|-(9)----(9)------4-|-(4)----------7-|
|----------------------|-----------------4-|-(4)------------|
|----------------------|-----------------2-|-(2)----2-------|
D.S.S. al Dbl. Coda
+Q E E +Q E E +H.. E
| | | | | | | |
/ x / / x / / o
+E E Q E E E E +H +E E E E
|-------10----------10-|-(10)-----(10)---------||
|-(7)-----------7-7--7-|--(7)------(7)-7-------||
|-(7)----------------7-|--(7)------(7)---------||
|-(7)-7-------7------7-|--(7)------(7)---------||
|--------------------9-|--(9)------(9)---9-0---||
|----------------------|-----------------------||
&&
H. E E +Q Q E E Q E E Q E E E E +H. E E
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
/ o / / / / x / / / / / / / / / /
PM------------------------------------------------------|
H +E E E E +W +H. E E +H. E E
|------------------|----------------|-------------------|---------------|
|-(7)----(7)-------|----------------|-------------------|---------------|
|-(7)----(7)-----2-|-(2)------------|-(2)---------------|---------------|
|-(7)----(7)-----2-|-(2)------------|-(2)------------/4-|-(4)--------7--|
|-(5)----(5)-0-0-0-|-(0)------------|-(0)----------0-/2-|-(2)--------5--|
|------------------|----------------|-------------------|---------------|
+W +H. Q +E Q E +E E E E +H.. E +W
| | | | | | | | | | | | |
/ / / / / / / / / / / / /
PM------------------------------------------------------------|
+Q. E E E E E +W +H.. E +H.. E +W
|-----------------|-------------|--------------------|--------------|--------||
|-----------------|-------------|--------------------|--------------|--------||
|-----------------|-------------|--------------------|--------------|--------||
|-(7)-------7---2-|-(2)---------|-(2)--------------4-|-(4)--------7-|-(7)----||
|-(5)---7s9---9-0-|-(0)---------|-(0)--------------2-|-(2)--------5-|-(5)----||
|-----------------|-------------|--------------------|--------------|--------||
Interlude
Gtrs I, II
~~ ~ ~
H. +E E W Q. E +Q Q a W Q. E +Q Q
||----------------|----------|----------------|------------|----------------|
||o-5-------(5)s2-|-2--------|-2----3-(3)--5--|------------|-2----3-(3)--5--|
||--6-------(6)s2-|-2--------|-0----2-(2)--4--|---2--------|-0----2-(2)--4--|
||----------------|----------|----------------|-2h4--------|----------------|
||o---------------|----------|----------------|------------|----------------|
||----------------|----------|----------------|------------|----------------|
1. 2.
~
|-3-|
a W W W H +E E E E E
|------------|----------|-----------||-------------------|
|------------|-3--------|----------o||-------------------|
|---2--------|-2--------|-4---------||-4----(4)-------6--|
|-2h4--------|-0--------|-2---------||-2----(2)-7-7h9-7--|
|------------|----------|-2--------o||-2----(2)-7-7h9----|
|------------|----------|-0---------||-0----(0)----------|
Outro
Gtrs I, II
~~ ~~ ~~
|-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
Q. E E E E E E Q. E E E E E E Q. E E E E E E Q Q Q Q Q Q
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-------------|
|-6--------------6-|-6--------------6-|-9--------------6-|-7-7-7-7-6---|
|-7----7---7-7h9-7-|-7----7---7-7h9-7-|-9----7---7-7h9-7-|-9-9-9-9-7-9-|
|------0---7-7h9---|------0---7-7h9---|------0---7-7h9---|-----------9-|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-------------|
|-Riff 1 end Riff 1 -|
| Gtr III
| |-3-|
| W W W H Q Q Q
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|---------2h4-|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-------------|
with Riff 1 repeated to fade
~~ ~~ ~~
|-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
Q. E E E E E E Q. E E E E E E Q. E E E E E E Q Q Q Q Q Q
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-------------|
|-2--------------2-|-2--------------2-|-4--------------2-|-4-4-4-4-2---|
|----------2-2h4---|----------2-2h4---|----------2-2h4---|-----------4-|
|------0-----------|------0-----------|------0-----------|-------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-------------|
|- Riff 2 end Riff 2-|
Repeat Riff 2 to fade
Gtr III
~~ ~~ ~~
|-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
Q. E E E E E E Q. E E E E E E Q. E E E E E E Q Q Q Q Q Q
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-------------|
|-5--------------5-|-5--------------5-|-5--------------5-|-7-7-7-7-5---|
|------6---6-6h7---|------6---6-6h7---|------6---6-6h7---|-----------7-|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|-------------|
|- Riff 3 end Riff 3-|
Repeat Riff 3 to fade
~~~ ~~~
|--3--| |--3--|
Q. E E E E E E Q. E E E E E E
|---------------------|---------------------|
|-10---------------10-|-10---------------10-|
|-------9---9-9h11----|-------9---9-9h11----|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|- Riff 4
~~~
|--3--| |--3--| |--3--|
Q. E E E E E E Q Q Q Q Q Q
|---------------------|-------------------|
|-10---------------10-|-12-12-12-12-10----|
|-------9---9-9h11----|----------------11-|
|---------------------|-------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------|
end Riff 4 -|
Repeat Riff 4 to fade
~~~ ~~~
|--3--| |--3--|
Q. E E E E E E Q. E E E E E E
|------------------------|------------------------|
|-14------------------14-|-14------------------14-|
|-------14---14-14h16----|-------14---14-14h16----|
|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|
|- Riff 5
~~~
|--3--| |--3--| |--3--|
Q. E E E E E E Q Q Q Q Q Q
|------------------------|-------------------|
|-14------------------14-|-15-15-15-15-14----|
|-------14---14-14h16----|----------------16-|
|------------------------|-------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------|
end Riff 5-|
Riff 5 repeated to fade
~~~ ~~~
|--3--| |--3--|
Q. E E E E E E Q. E E E E E E
||-------------------------|------------------------|
||o-17------------------17-|-17------------------17-|
||--------18---18-18h19----|-------18---18-18h19----|
||-------------------------|------------------------|
||o------------------------|------------------------|
||-------------------------|------------------------|
~~~
|--3--| |--3--| |--3--|
Q. E E E E E E a Q Q Q Q Q Q
|------------------------|---------------------------||
|-17------------------17-|-17b19==19-19-19-19-19----o||
|-------18---18-18h19----|-----------------------19--||
|------------------------|---------------------------||
|------------------------|--------------------------o||
|------------------------|---------------------------||

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