J. Geils Band

Tom: C
Speed: Moderate-Fast The riff: E------10----------------------- B --/12-----12-10--------------- G ----------------12-12----12-9- D ------------------------------ A ------------------------------ E ------------------------------ E|---------------------------------| B|------------10--------10---------| G|12-12--9-12----12-12-------------| D|---------------------------------| A|---------------------------------| E|---------------------------------| E ------10---------------------- B ---12-----12-10--------------- G ----------------12-12----12-9- D ------------------------------ A ------------------------------ E ------------------------------ E|--------------------------------| B|------------10------------------| G|12-12--9-12----12-12------------| D|--------------------------------| A|--------------------------------| E|--------------------------------| During the verses, part of the riff is played an octave lower: E -------------------------------- B -------------------------------- G -------7----------------OR------ D ----/9---9--7--5--5----------/9- A -------------------------------- E -------------------------------- E|-------------------------------| B|-------------------------------| G|7------------------------------| D|--9--7-------------------------| A|--------10--10-----------------| E|-------------------------------| There are other places to play it on the neck too; do what's most comfortable. G (MUTE) F C F C E ------------------------------ B --12--12--X-X-X-X--10-10------ G --12--12--X-X-X-X--10-10------ D --12--12--X-X-X-X--10-10------ A --10--10--X-X-X-X--8--8----0-- E ------------------------------ E|------------------------------| B|-----------10-----------------| G|9---9------10--------9--------| D|10--10-----10--------10-------| A|10--10-----8---------10-------| E|8---8----------------8--------| My blood runs cold MY memory has just been sold If that proves too daunting (or you have a second guitarist) then play it as open chords. This particular voicing is what I believe Mr. Geils (yes, he exists and was the guitarist) to be playing on the recording. The pre-chorus: Em E ---0---------------------------- B ---0---------------------------- G ---0---------------------------- D ---2---------------------------- A ---2---------------------------- E ---0---------------------------- Am G D E|-------0-----------3---2-------| B|-------1-----------0---3-------| G|-------2-----------0---2-------| D|-------2-----------0---0-------| A|-------0-----------2-----------| E|-------0-----------3-----------| A part of me has just been ripped the pages of my mind are stripped And that's pretty much all you need to know. No solo, and the rest is easy if you try it with the song, even that little low riff after the false ending. Towards the fade out, Peter Wolf sings a harmony to the main riff on "Na-na", which you can play on guitar if you choose: B ------------------------------ G ------------------------------ D ------------------------------ A ------------------------------ E ------------------------------ B|10------------------------------| G|--------------------------------| D|--------------------------------| A|--------------------------------| E|--------------------------------| Dan Amrich *
Welcome to life. Spelling counts. Used to play this in a band I was in, but we rearranged it a bit - the lead guitar played the cheesy keyboard parts at the start etc. Here's a rough idea : G F C Does she walk, does she talk, F C does she come complete G F My home-brew, home-room angel, C F C just pulled me to my feet G F She was pure like snowflakes, no C F C one could ever stain G F C The memory of my angel could F C never cause me pain Em The years go by I'm looking thru a Am C D girly magazine Em And there's my ---- angel on the Am C D pages in between (chorus) G F C My blood runs cold, my memory F C has just been sold G F C My angel is tha centrefold (angel F C is the centrefold) My blood runs cold, my memory has just been sold Da, da, da etc.... (I'll post this riff next time) Hit the chords hard & sharp (listen to the record for the rythym.) If time allows I'll recall the riff at the start and post an improved version tomorrow. Cheers, Bruisa. This is my first transcription and so there will probably be a lot of mistakes, so any can be sent to me and I'll then re-post it. This should help make up for the 250 or so that I've downloaded! I'm afraid there are no time signatures because I don't know how to illustrate them, but you listen to the original you'll know what I mean. Intro (Played on an organ on the original) This is played through twice and then the other instruments come in and it is played twice again. E ---------------------------- B ---------------------------- G ---7------------------------ D -9---9-7-------------------- A ---------10-10---10-7-10-10- E ---------------------------- E|---------------| B|---------------| G|---------------| D|-----7-------7-| A|7-10---10-10---| E|---------------| Main Riff The main riff consists of the chords G F C F in that order. To get the actual pattern the strums you'll have to listen to the original. F G C E -1- -3- -3-| B -1- -3- -4-| G -2- -4- -4-| D -3- -5- -4-| A -3- -5- -3-| E -1- -3- -X-| (Riff 1) Pre Chorus The pre chorus follows each verse as a continuation ie there's no gap in between the and pre-chorus. E -------------------------- B -------------------------- G -------------------------- D -------------------------- A ------------------------3- E --0----------5------------ E|---------------------------------| B|---------------------------------| G|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------| A|-5-------------------------------| E|---------------------------------| (Riff 2) Just before the last line of each chorus E -------------------------- B -------------------------- G ----7--------------------- D --9---9-7----------------- A ----------10-10----------- E -------------------------- (Riff 3) The following four sections come during the third verse, about 2 minutes into song, again you'll have to listen to the song to figure out where but they are played each in the order I've shown. E -------------|----------- B -------------|----------- G -------------|----------- D --8----------|---10-8---- A ----10-8-10--|--------10- E -------------|----------- E|------|---------|-------10--------| B|---8--|---8-10^-|-11-11^---8------| G|------|---------|-----------------| D|------|---------|-----------------| A|10----|---------|-----------------| E|------|---------|-----------------|
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