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Serge Gainsbourg guitar tabs for Ballade de melody nelson

Ballade De Melody Nelson tab by Serge Gainsbourg

Serge Gainsbourg guitar tabs for Ballade de melody nelson

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Ballade de Melody Nelson ( Serge Gainsbourg 1971 )




Transcribed by Jean-Marc Orliaguet
( jmo@fy.chalmers.se , http://fy.chalmers.se/~jmo )

Notes : The song is extremely more complex in harmony and rythm than
it sounds.

The time signature is a mixture of 3/4, 4/4 and 5/4,
and it can be heard on the record that pieces of bars were pasted
together, which makes it even more difficult to follow with the guitar.

And the vocals ( in french ) usually start on the 2nd beat,
in syncopated time ...



Intro :

3/4  >  .  >  .  >  .     >  .  .  .  >  .     >  .  >  .  >  .
e-||--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
B chord diagramBB-||--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
G chord diagramGG-||--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
D chord diagramDD-||--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
A chord diagramAA-||--9-----7-----9-----|--------------------|--------------------|
E chord diagramEE-||--------------------|--5-----------5-----|--7-----5-----7-----|



( let ring )          Dmaj7 chord diagramDmaj7Dmaj7/E chord diagramEE
>  .  .  .  .  . 4/4 >  .  .  .  .  .  .  .
e-|--------------------|--2-----------------------|
B chord diagramBB-|--------------------|--2-----------------------|
G chord diagramGG-|--------------------|--2-----------------------|
D chord diagramDD-|--------------------|--0-----------------------|
A chord diagramAA-|--------------------|--------------------------|
E chord diagramEE-|--0-----------------|--------------------------|

Verse :

F#m chord diagramF#mF#m
>  .  .  >  .  .  .  .     >  .  .  >  .  .  .  .
e-|-----------2--------------|-----------2--------------|
B chord diagramBB-|--2--------------2-----2--|--2--------------2-----2--|
G chord diagramGG-|--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------2-----|
D chord diagramDD-|--4-----------4-----------|--4-----------4-----------|
A chord diagramAA-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E chord diagramEE-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

Ca chord diagramCaCa,             c'est l'his...


F#m chord diagramF#mF#m/C# chord diagramC#C#                      D chord diagramDD/F# chord diagramF#F#
>  .  .  >  .  .  .  .     >  .  .  >  .  .  .  .
e-|-----------2--------------|-----------2--------------|
B chord diagramBB-|--2--------------2-----2--|--3--------------3-----3--|
G chord diagramGG-|--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------2-----|
D chord diagramDD-|--------------4-----------|--4-----------4-----------|
A chord diagramAA-|--4-----------------------|--------------------------|
E chord diagramEE-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

de,          Me-lo - ...


F#m chord diagramF#mF#m
>  .  .  >  .  .  .  .     >  .  .  >  .  .  .  .
e-|-----------2--------------|-----------2--------------|
B chord diagramBB-|--2--------------2-----2--|--2--------------2-----2--|
G chord diagramGG-|--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------2-----|
D chord diagramDD-|--4-----------4-----------|--4-----------4-----------|
A chord diagramAA-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E chord diagramEE-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

son


F#m chord diagramF#mF#m/C# chord diagramC#C#                      D chord diagramDD/F# chord diagramF#F#
>  .  .  >  .  .  .  .     >  .  .  >  .  .  .  .
e-|-----------2--------------|-----------2--------------|
B chord diagramBB-|--2--------------2-----2--|--3--------------3-----3--|
G chord diagramGG-|--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------2-----|
D chord diagramDD-|--------------4-----------|--4-----------4-----------|
A chord diagramAA-|--4-----------------------|--------------------------|
E chord diagramEE-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

Qu'a  part  moi       ...


F#m chord diagramF#mF#m
>  .  .  >  .  .  .  .     >  .  .  >  .  .  .  .
e-|-----------2--------------|-----------2--------------|
B chord diagramBB-|--2--------------2-----2--|--2--------------2-----2--|
G chord diagramGG-|--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------2-----|
D chord diagramDD-|--4-----------4-----------|--4-----------4-----------|
A chord diagramAA-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E chord diagramEE-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

sonne


F#m chord diagramF#mF#m/A chord diagramAA
>  .  .  >  .  .  .  .     >  .  .  >  .  .  .  .
e-|-----------5--------------|-----------5--------------|
B chord diagramBB-|--7--------------7-----7--|--7--------------7--------|
G chord diagramGG-|--------6-----------6-----|--------6-----------6-----|
D chord diagramDD-|--7-----------7-----------|--7-----------7-----------|
A chord diagramAA-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E chord diagramEE-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

n'a   ja -     mais  ...


C#m chord diagramC#mC#m/G# chord diagramG#G#
>  .  .  >  .  .  .  . 3/4 >  .  .  >  .  .
e-|-----------4--------------|--------------------|
B chord diagramBB-|--5--------------5--------|--5--------5--------|
G chord diagramGG-|--------6-----------6-----|--------6-----------|
D chord diagramDD-|--6-----------6-----------|--6-----------6-----|
A chord diagramAA-|--------------------------|--------------------|
E chord diagramEE-|--------------------------|--------------------|

bras                       ca    ...


D#m chord diagramD#mD#m/F# chord diagramF#F#                            D chord diagramDD/F# chord diagramF#F#
5/4 >  .  .  >  .  .  .  .  >  . 4/4 >  .  .  >  .  .  .  .
e-|-----------2--------------------|-----------2--------------||
B chord diagramBB-|--4--------------4--------4-----|--3--------------3--------||
G chord diagramGG-|--------3-----------3-----------|--------2-----------2-----||
D chord diagramDD-|--4-----------4-----------4-----|--4-----------4-----------||
A chord diagramAA-|--------------------------------|--------------------------||
E chord diagramEE-|--------------------------------|--------------------------||

tonne                            mais c'est ...


Bridge ( same as the intro ) and then the verses ...



Chords voicing :

F#m chord diagramF#mF#m      :  xx4222
F#m chord diagramF#mF#m/C# chord diagramC#C#   :  x44222
D chord diagramDD/F# chord diagramF#F#     :  xx4232
F#m chord diagramF#mF#m      :  xx7675
C#m chord diagramC#mC#m/G# chord diagramG#G#   :  xx6654
D#m chord diagramD#mD#m/F# chord diagramF#F#   :  xx4342






jmo@fy.chalmers.se , http://fy.chalmers.se/~jmo

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