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Race With The Devil
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			RACE WITH THE DEVIL - Girlschool
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Tabbed by: Anne Drury
Email: [email protected]
Date: April 16, 2005
(This tab is the transcriptionist's own work.)

Written by: A. Gurvitz
From the CD "Demolition"  (1980, Bronze Records)

Tuning: Standard

Notes:

^...bend
h...hammer on
hb..hold bend      hold bend while playing notes within square brackets
r...release bend
p...pulloff
/...slide up
\...slide down
..pinch harmonic
~...vibrato

The song is in 12/8 time. There is no timing indication in the tablature,
but in general, each tab staff has two measures of lead playing (except for
the bridge, which condenses eight measures onto one staff).
The song is in the key of D. Most of the lead guitar parts are in
D pentatonic minor.
The chords in the opening progression and verses are power fifths.
During lead guitar solo parts, rhythm guitar is playing a D(5)  C(5)
chord progression.

Main riff:

E --10---------------------------|
 B -----13p10---------------------|
 G -----------12-10^q-------------|
 D -------------------12-12-------|
 A -------------------------------|
 E -------------------------------|

**The main riff will be written out only once (it repeats several times
throughout the song), and will hereafter be referred to as "Main riff".**

RACE WITH THE DEVIL

Intro:

D	C	Bb	A

Play Main riff 2x, then:

E -10-----------------------------------------------------------|
 B ----13p10-----------------------------------------------------|
 G ----------12-10-10-12p10----10--------------------------------|
 D -------------------------12----12-10-12p10----10h12-----------|
 A -------------------------------------------12-----------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|

Play Main riff 2x, then:

E -10--------------------------------------------------------------|
 B ----13p10--------------------------------------------------------|
 G ----------12-10-10-12p10----10---^w--10----------------------|
 D -------------------------12-----------------12-------------------|
 A -----------------------------------------------------------------|
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------|

D
You better...
    C        D
You better...devil's gun
    D
The race...
       C        D
So you better...devil's gun

Play Main riff 2x, then:

E -10-----------12^w-12-10--12^w-12^w-12-10-10------------------|
 B ----13p10-----------------------------------------------------|
 G ----------12--------------------------------------------------|
 D --------------------------------------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|

Play Main riff 2x, then:

E -10-----------------------------------------------------------|
 B ----13p10--------12^s--12^s--12^s--12^s--12^s--12^s--13~------|
 G ----------12-10--12^w--12^w--12^w--12^w--12^w--12^w-----------|
 D --------------------------------------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|

D
Strange things...
    C       D
The devil...anyway
      D
He'll try...
    C       D
The devil...everywhere

Bridge (lead and rhythm parts are played together):

Guitar 1 (Lead)

E -------------------------------------6------------------------|
 B ----------------------------------------6---------------------|
 G -2---2-3---3-4---4-5---5-6---6-7-----------7-----6--7--7/9----|
 D -2---2-3---3-5---5-5---5-7---7-7--------------8---------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                 |
                                                                 |
Guitar 2 (Rhythm)                                                |
                                                                 |
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|
 B --------------------------------------------------------------|
 G -------------------5---5-------7------------------------------|
 D -7---7-8---8-5---5-5---5-7---7-7------8--------7--------------|
 A -7---7-8---8-5---5-3---3-7---7-5------8--------7--------------|
 E -5---5-6---6-3---3-------5---5--------6--------5--------------|

(Note for rhythm guitar: For last two chords of bridge, check
 recording for right hand rhythm. Those chords aren't just single
 down strokes.)

(Next guitar solo part)
Play Main riff 2x, then:

E -10-----------------------------------------------------------|
 B ----13p10-------------------------------12^s~-----------------|
 G ----------12---10-10-12p10----10--12^w------------------------|
 D ---------------------------12---------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|

Play Main riff 2x, then:

E --------------------------------------------------------------|
 B --------------------------------10--13p10--13--13^w~----------|
 G -------------10--10--12p10--12--------------------------------|
 D -12--12--12---------------------------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|

E -/10-10---10-10---10-10---10-10-------------------------------|
 B -/10-10---10-10---10-10---10-10--------10-10------------------|
 G ----------------------------------12^w------------------------|
 D --------------------------------------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|

E --------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -------13--------13--------13--------10-----------------------|
 G -12^w------12^w------12^w------12^w-------10------------------|
 D ----------------------------------------------12-12-12-12-----|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|

E --------------------------------------------------------------|
 B ---------12--10-----------12-10-------------------------------|
 G -10------12--10---10------12-10----12p10------10--12^w--------|
 D ----12---------------12-------------------12------------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|

E -10-----------------------------------------------------------|
 B ----10---10-10---13p10------10--13^w~-------------------------|
 G ------------------------12------------------------------------|
 D --------------------------------------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|

D
When he...
    C         D
The devil's...won't go out
   D
It burns...
    C         D
The devil's...won't let go

REPEAT BRIDGE (lead and rhythm guitar parts)

(Final guitar solo)
Play Main riff 2x, then:

E -10-----------------------------------------------------------|
 B ----13p10----------------------------13-----------------------|
 G ----------12--10-10-12p10----10-12^w----12^w--12^wr(12)-10----|
 D --------------------------12-------------------------------12-|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|

Play Main riff 2x, then:

E -10-----------------------------------------------------------|
 B ----13p10--------------10--13^q--10--13^q--13--13^q--13^w~----|
 G ----------12--(10)--------------------------------------------|
 D --------------------------------------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|

E -----------------------------------------------------13-------|
 B -13^w--13^wr(13)-10---13^w--13^wr(13)-10---13^w-13^w----[13^w-| hb...
 G --------------------------------------------------------------|
 D --------------------------------------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|

E --------------------------------------------------------------|
 B --13-r(13)]--12--13p12-10-------------------------------------|
 G ---------------------------12^wr(12)-10--12p10----10--[12^w---| hb...
 D -----------------------------------------------12-------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|

E --------------------------------------------------------------|
 B --------------------------------------------------------------|
 G ---12-12-12-12-12-12-r(12)]--10---12p10-----------------------|
 D ----------------------------------------12--------------------|
 A --------------------------------------------12--12------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|

E ---------------------------------------------------10-10------|
 B ------------------------------------------------10------------|
 G ----------------10------10h12p10-----------12^w---------------|
 D -------12p10----10---12----------12-10-12---------------------|
 A -12-12-------12-----------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|

E -10--10------------------------10--10-------------------------|
 B -10------13p10-----------------10------13p10------------------|
 G ----------------12--10^q----------------------12--10^q--------|
 D --------------------------12----------------------------12----|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|

E -10--10-------------------------------------------------------|
 B -10------13p10------------------------------------------------|
 G ----------------12--10--12^wr(12)--10--12p10------------------|
 D ----------------------------------------------12--10--12------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|

E -10--10------------------------10--10-------------------------|
 B -10------13p10-----------------10------13p10------------------|
 G ----------------12--10^q----------------------12--10^q--------|
 D --------------------------12----------------------------12----|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|

E --------------------------------------------------------------|
 B ---------------------------13--15p13------13--15p13--15--18^w-|
 G -10--12p10--12--10--12/14-------------14----------------------|
 D --------------------------------------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|

E --------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -18^w-18^w--18-15---18^w-18^w--18-15---18^w-18^w--18-15-13/15-|
 G --------------------------------------------------------------|
 D --------------------------------------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|

E --------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -15\13-12---13p12p10---12p10p8---10p8p6---------8^wr(8)-------|
 G ------------------------------------------7--5----------------|
 D --------------------------------------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|

E ------8---------8---------8-----------------------------------|
 B -8^w-------8^w-------8^w-------8^w---------6^q----------------|
 G --------------------------------------5h7-------7-------------|
 D --------------------------------------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|

E --------------------------------------------------------------|
 B -6--8p6-----6-------------------------------------------------|
 G ---------7-------5--5h7p5-------------------------------------|
 D ---------------------------7--5----3--5p3---------------------|
 A -------------------------------------------5--3--3------------|
 E --------------------------------------------------------------|

Back to Main riff, and fade...

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*Ending when played live:
(fifth chords)

D	C	Bb	A	    C   D     C   D

The studio version of "Race" can also be found on the following
Girlschool compilation CDs (record company in brackets):
The Collection  (Castle)
The Very Best Of Girlschool  (Castle)
Race With the Devil  (Disky)
(The reissue of Demolition is also on Castle.)
 
 
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About the artist behind Race With The Devil:

Girlschool are a long-running English all-female heavy metal band originating out of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.

Though enjoying little commercial success beyond the early 1980s, they maintain a worldwide cult following and were inspirational for many succeeding female bands.[citation needed]

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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