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Like An Old Blues
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Like an Old Blues - Be Bop Deluxe
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Tuning: EADGBe



| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| s  very rapid slide, sounds like one note
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato or sustain
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
| b  bend
| r  relax bend
| pb pre-bend
| ^  quarter tone bend
| (x7678x) chord shape



From the  Sunburst Finish  album, more alternate picking and legato frenzies! 




Intro:

___________________________________________________________________________

e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|-------------------------2--5p4p2---|
D|------------------------------------|----------------2--2-h4-----------4-|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|


___A________________________________D______________________________________

e|----------------------------0-------|------------------------------------|
B|----------5b7~~r5~----------------3-|------------------------------------|
G|-2--------------------------------2-|----------------2--5-p2-----5-p2----|
D|-2--------------------------------0-|-------------------------4--------4-|
A|-0----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|


___A________________________________D______________________________________

e|----------------------------0-------|------------------------------------|
B|----------5b7~~r5~----------------3-|------------------------------------|
G|-2--------------------------------2-|-------------------------2--5p4p2---|
D|-2--------------------------------0-|----------------2--2-h4-----------4-|
A|-0----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|


___A________________________________D______________________________________

e|----------------------------0-------|------------------------------------|
B|----------5b7~~r5~----------------3-|------------------------------------|
G|-2--------------------------------2-|----------------2--5-p2-----5-p2----|
D|-2--------------------------------0-|-------------------------4--------4-|
A|-0----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|


___A________________________________D______________________________________

e|----------------------------0-------|------------------------------------|
B|----------5b7~~r5~----------------3-|------------------------------------|
G|-2--------------------------------2-|------------------------------------|
D|-2--------------------------------0-|------------------------------------|
A|-0----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|



Verse:


___A____________________________________D________C________G/B_______G______
                   " laughing at    me... "
e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|-------2--------0--------0--------0-|
D|-2-----2--4-----2--2-----2--4-------|----4--------2--------0--------0----|
A|-0-----0--0-----0--0-----0--0-----0-|-5--------3--------2----------------|
E|------------------------------------|----------------------------3-------|


___D________________________________G______________________________________
                " Those pictures you said were strange... "
e|-2--------------------------------3-|------------------------------------|
B|-3--------------------------------0-|------------------------------------|
G|-2--------------------------------0-|------------------------------------|
D|-0--------------------------------0-|------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------x-|------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------3-|------------------------------------|


___A____________________________________D________C________G/B_______G______
                 " out of tune,  out of key... "
e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|-------2--------0--------0--------0-|
D|-2-----2--4-----2--2-----2--4-------|----4--------2--------0--------0----|
A|-0-----0--0-----0--0-----0--0-----0-|-5--------3--------2----------------|
E|------------------------------------|----------------------------3-------|


___D________________________________G______________________________________
       " It's such a shame that you never quite see                you... "
e|-2--------------------------------3-|------------------------------------|
B|-3--------------------------------0-|------------------------------------|
G|-2--------------------------------0-|------------------------------------|
D|-0--------------------------------0-|------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------x-|------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------3-|------------------------------------|


___E9___________________________________D6/9_______________________________
 " always   put  the blame on           me                      I'm like an... "
e|-7----------------------------------|-5----------------------------------|
B|-7----------------------------------|-5----------------------------------|
G|-7----------------------------------|-4----------------------------------|
D|-6----------------------------------|-4----------------------------------|
A|-7----------------------------------|-5----------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|



Chorus: ( rhythm chords in brackets... )


___F#m_(244222)_________________________D_(xx0232)_________________________
 " old             blues      that  you never          use        going... "
e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|--------------------------5b7~~~~~~~~~
G|--------------------------4b6~~~~~~~~r4~~--------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|


___Bm_(x24432)__________________________G_(320033)_________________________
 " out   of style             and   its not  worthwhile         any     more..."
e|--------------------------5b7~~~~~~~~r5~~--------------------------------|
B|~r5~~-------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|


___D_(xx0232)______________________________________________________________
Riff:                                                            " any... "
e|-2----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|-2-----5-----2----------------------|------------------------------------|
G|-------4-----2----6s4----2----------|------------------------------------|
D|------------------6s4----2-----4----|-2h4---2----------------------------|
A|-------------------------------4----|-2h4---2-----4----4s2----0----------|
E|------------------------------------|-------------4----4s2----------2----|


___A________________________________D______________________________________
 " more... "
e|----------------------------0-------|------------------------------------|
B|----------5b7~~r5~----------------3-|------------------------------------|
G|-2--------------------------------2-|----------------2--5-p2-----5-p2----|
D|-2--------------------------------0-|-------------------------4--------4-|
A|-0----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|



Repeat Intro Part.

Repeat verse.

Repeat chorus:

Repeat intro.


Guitar solo, rhythm chords:


___B5_______B6_______B5_______B6________B5_______B6_______B5_______E5______

e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|-4-----4--6-----4--4-----4--6-----4-|-4-----4--6-----4--4--------2-------|
A|-2-----2--2-----2--2-----2--2-----2-|-2-----2--2-----2--2--------2-------|
E|------------------------------------|----------------------------0-------|

 | 1  2  3  1  2  3  1  2  3  1  2  3 | 1  2  3  1  2  3  1  2  3  1  2  3 |


___G5_______G6____G5__________G6____G5___________G6____G5_______F#5___F5___

e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|-5-----5--7-----5--5-----5--7-----5---5-----5--7-----5--5-----4-----3----|
E|-3-----3--3-----3--3-----3--3-----3-|-3-----3--3-----3--3-----2-----1----|


___E_______________________________________________________________________

e|-0----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|-0----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|-1----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|-2----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|-2----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|-0----------------------------------|------------------------------------|



solo: 01:25



___B5_______B6_______B5_______B6________B5_______B6_______B5_______E5______   
  ( b = bend, r = return to pitch, ^ = slight bend, ~~ = sustain/vibrato )
e|------------------------------------|-------------------7----------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|-9b11~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~r9~~~~~~~---7^~~~~~~~~~~~~|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|


___B5_______B6_______B5_______B6________B5_______B6_______B5_______E5______

e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|-9--7-------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|-------9--8--7-----7--5-------------|-5^---------------------------------|
E|----------------10-------7--5--6--7-|-------7~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~---------|



          ( / & \ = slide up/down, h = hammer-on, p = pull-off )

___B5_______B6_______B5_______B6________B5_______B6_______B5_______E5______
             
e|------7/10~~~~~~~~p9p7--7------10---|------------------------------------|
B|----------------------9---10p9----7--------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------7\6-7p6-------------------6-7p6---6-|
D|------------------------------------|--------9h11-9p7\6---6h7h9------9---|
A|------------------------------------|-------------------9----------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|


              ( s = slur: rapid slide, sounds like one note )

___B5_______B6_______B5_______B6________B5_______B6_______B5_______E5______

e|----------10----------------------7-|------------------------------------|
B|-------------10-12~~~~~~-10---------|------------------------------------|
G|-8~~~/11-------------------11s9~~---|-7^---------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|----9-----7-------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|-------------9--8--7-\5-h7-p5-------|
E|------------------------------------|-------------------------------7~~--|



___G5_______G6____G5__________G6____G5___________G6____G5_______F#5___F5___
01:40
e|-------------------------------10-8-|-7----------------------------------|
B|-------------------8--7-------------|---10-12-p10p8----8-----------------|
G|----------0-h4-p0--------9--7-------|--------------9h11-11p9h11-9b10^r9p7~
D|----3--5----------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|


__E____________________________________________________________________________

e|------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
G|~9~~------7h9p7p6~h7~p6~\4~h6~p4~\2~~~4~p2~h4~/6~p4~h6~/7~p6~h7~/9b11r9b11r9~~
D|------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|



        ( Double stop, two notes at the same time )
___A_______________________________________________________________________
01:46  
e|----------12~~~~12~~~~~~~---12~~~~12~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--------------------|
B|----------15b17~15b17~~~~---15b17~15b17~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--------------------|
G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|(0)---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|


Repeat last two bars.


Continues; " you... "


___Bm9______________________________A__________________F#m_________________
 " send your dirty   words   to     me                               you're... "
e|----------------9-----------------5-|----------------2-------------------|
B|----------------7-----------------5-|----------------2-------------------|
G|----------7-----7-----------------6-|----------------2-------------------|
D|----------9-----9-----------------7-|----------------4-------------------|
A|----------------------------------7-|----------------4-------------------|
E|-7--------------------------------5-|----------------2-------------------|


___G____________________________________A__________________________________
 " having a ball               with the men of the law             but the... "
e|-3----------------------------------|-5----------------------------------|
B|-3----------------------------------|-5----------------------------------|
G|-4----------------------------------|-6----------------------------------|
D|-5----------------------------------|-7----------------------------------|
A|-5----------------------------------|-7----------------------------------|
E|-3----------------------------------|-5----------------------------------|


___Bm9______________________________A__________________F#m_________________
 " poet     and his  pen   are      free                            there's... "
e|----------------9-----------------5-|----------------2-------------------|
B|----------------7-----------------5-|----------------2-------------------|
G|----------7-----7-----------------6-|----------------2-------------------|
D|----------9-----9-----------------7-|----------------4-------------------|
A|----------------------------------7-|----------------4-------------------|
E|-7--------------------------------5-|----------------2-------------------|


___Bm________________C#m____________D_____________________E________________
 " nothing  you  can do   that will ever         bring me to my      knees... "
e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|-3-----------------5--------------7-|-------------------9----------------|
G|-4-----------------6--------------7-|-------------------9----------------|
D|-4-----------------6--------------7-|-------------------9----------------|
A|-2-----------------4--------------5-|-------------------7----------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|



Repeat intro:


Repeat verse, more or less the same, until: " I'm just an... "



___F#m7sus4_(244200)____________________D_(xx0232)_________________________
 " old            blues       that you  never          use,        going... "
e|----------------0-------------------|----------------0--------2----------|
B|----------------0-------------------|----------3--------------3----------|
G|-------------------------2----------|-------2----------------------------|
D|----------4-------------------------|-0----------------------------------|
A|-------4----------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|-2----------------------------------|------------------------------------|



___Bm_(x24432)__________________________G_(3x0033)_________________________
 " out   of       style       and  it's not   worthwhile        anymore... "
e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|----------3-----2--------0----------|----------3-----2--------0----------|
G|-------4--4-----4--------4----------|-------0--0-----0--------0----------|
D|-4----------------------------------|-------0----------------------------|
A|-2----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|-3----------------------------------|


___D_(xx0232)______________________________________________________________
Riff:                                                             " any... "
e|-2----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|-2-----5-----2----------------------|------------------------------------|
G|-------4-----2----6s4----2----------|------------------------------------|
D|------------------6s4----2-----4----|-2h4---2----------------------------|
A|-------------------------------4----|-2h4---2-----4----4s2----0----------|
E|------------------------------------|-------------4----4s2----------2----|


___A________________________________D______________________________________
 " more... "
e|----------------------------0-------|------------------------------------|
B|----------5b7~~r5~----------------3-|------------------------------------|
G|-2--------------------------------2-|----------------2--5-p2-----5-p2----|
D|-2--------------------------------0-|-------------------------4--------4-|
A|-0----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|


Repeat intro. 

Harmonica solo.

2nd guitar solo:


___G______________________________________________________G_____F#____F____
03:08
e|----6-----------------------------3-|------------------------------------|
B|------8~~~~~~~~~---6----------------|------------------------------------|
G|0/7------------------7\5~~~~~~~-----|-3^----------------3-----3----------|
D|------------------------------------|----------5--3--5-----5-----5~~-----|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|


___E_______________________________________________________________________

e|----------------12------------------|------------------------------------|
B|-------------12----15-12----12------|------------------------------------|
G|-----14b16---------------14----15-14|-12----14-12------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|----14-14-12-14-12------------------|
A|------------------------------------|-------------------14-13-12\11~~~~~~|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|



Ending:

____________A_____E/A_______________D/A________________C/A_______________B/A_
03:16
e|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B|----------10----9-----------9-----7-|----------7-----5-----------5-----4~~~~
G|----------9-----9-----------9-----7-|----------7-----5-----------5-----4~~~~
D|----------11----9-----------9-----7-|----------7-----5-----------5-----4~~~~
A|-0--------0-----0-----------0-----0-|----------0-----0-----------0-----0~~~~
E|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|





Words & Music by Bill Nelson



| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| s  very rapid slide, sounds like one note
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato or sustain
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
| b  bend
| r  relax bend
| pb pre-bend
| ^  quarter tone bend
| (x7678x) chord shape
 
 
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About the artist behind Like An Old Blues:

Be Bop Deluxe were an English progressive rock band who achieved critical acclaim and moderate commercial success during the mid to late 1970s.

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