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Motörhead tabs for Ace of spades

Guitar tabs with lyrics

TEMPO = ± 140 bpm

The song opens with Lemmy’s bass (4 measures)


   RIFF1                           X4
  e||----------------------------------||
  A chord diagramBB||----------------------------------||
4 A chord diagramG+G||°--------------------------------°||
- A chord diagramD MajorD||°--------------------------------°||
4 A chord diagramA augmentedA||-----------------14---x13---x12---||
  A chord diagramE MajorE||--0---0---0-0-0-0-0---x-0---x-0---||

VERSE
    A chord diagramG5G5
||----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
||----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
||----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
||--5-------------------------------|--5-------------------------------|
||--5-------------------------------|--5-------------------------------|
||--3-------------------------------|--3-------------------------------|
  If you like the gamble....


|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--5-------------------------------|--5-----5-----5-------5-----------|
|--5-------------------------------|--5-----5-----5-------5-----------|
|--3-------------------------------|--3-----3-----3-------3-----------|
                                   ...all the same to me.


            ^r                                   ^r                                   X2
||------------------------------------|----------------------------------||
||-----14^¹---14----12----14----12----|-----14^¹---14----12--------------||
||°-;--14^¹---14----12----14----12----|--;--14^¹---14----12-------------°||
||°-----------------------------------|------------------------14------°||
||------------------------------------|----------------------------------||
||------------------------------------|----------------------------------||

   A chord diagramD5D5                                  A chord diagramC5C5
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--7-------------------------------|--5-------------------------------|
|--7-------------------------------|--5-------------------------------|
|--5-------------------------------|--3-------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
The pleasure is the play...

            ^r                                   ^r
|------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----14^¹---14----12----14----12----|-----14^¹---14----12--------------|
|--;--14^¹---14----12----14----12----|--;--14^¹---14----12--------------|
|------------------------------------|------------------------14-------|
|------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|----------------------------------|


A chord diagramD5D5                                  A chord diagramC5C5
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--7-------------------------------|--5-------------------------------|
|--7-------------------------------|--5-------------------------------|
|--5-------------------------------|--3-------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
   "I don’t share your greed..."                            "...is the


CHORUS: "ace of spades,  the ace of spades" (W/RIFF1 X4)

REPEAT FROM THE VERSE.


BRIDGE
   A chord diagramE5E5                      A chord diagramD5D5         A chord diagramE5E5
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--9-------#-------#-------7-------|--9-------#-------@---------------|
|--9-----------------------7-------|--9-------------------------------|
|--7-----------------------5-------|--7-------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
You know I’m born to lose...


|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--@---------------@---------------|--@---------------@---------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|


|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--7---7-7---7-7---7---7-7---7-7---|--7---7-7---7-7---9---9-7---7-5---|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--5---5-5---5-5---5---5-5---5-5---|--5---5-5---5-5---7---7-5---5-3---|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|


|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--4---4-4---4-4---4---4-4---4-4---|--4-------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--2---2-2---2-2---2---2-2---2-2---|--2-------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
                                    And don’t forget the joker!


SOLO (I’m not sure if this part is absolutely correct...but sounds similar!)

|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|------5---7P5-----7~~~~~----------|
|--0H3-5/75--------3H5P3P0--3-----|--7-----------7-------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|


|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--7P5-----7P5-----7P5-----7P5-----|--7^¹---7------5--------------5---|
|------7-------7-------7-------7---|-------------------7---5H7--------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|


|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-10-------------------------------|
|------7---9P7---7/9---7---9^¹-----|------9---7H9P7-----7-------------|
|--9-------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|


|--------------------------------------------------|
|-/10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
|-/11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|


                                     pick scrape
|---------------------------------------------|
|-10-10-10-10/11-11-11-11/12-12-12-12/X-X-X-X-|
|-11-11-11-11/12-12-12-12/13-13-13-13/X-X-X-X-|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|


|---10h12p10------8H10P8-----8-----|------8---10^¹---P8---------------|
|-----------------------10---------|-10------------------10-----------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|


|-10P8-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----10--10P8--8-10---10P8---8----|----------------------------------|
|-------------9-------------9------|--9----7--------------------5-----|
|----------------------------------|--------------------7---5H7-------|
|----------------------------------|--------------5-------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|


PLAY RIFF1  X4 TIMES AND THEN THE VERSE AND CHORUS


OUTRO
                                  X4                                  X2
||----------------------------------||--12-------12---------------------||
||----------------------------------||--15^¹-----15^¹-------------------||
||°--------------------------------°||°--------------------------------°||
||°--------------------------------°||°--------------------------------°||
||--7---7---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-||----------------------------------||
||----------------------------------||----------------------------------||
   PM..............................


   A chord diagramE5E5     A chord diagramD5D5      A chord diagramE5E5                  A chord diagramE5E5     A chord diagramD5D5     A chord diagramE5E5
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|--9------7-------9----------/----|--9------7------9----------------||
|--9------7-------9----------/----|--9------7------9----------------||
|--7------5-------7----------/----|--7------5------7----------------||
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------||


NOTATION

H : HAMMER ON                         ^r: RELEASE
P : PULL OFF                          ~ : VIBRATO
/ : SLIDE (UP)                        ; : RESTS (1/2 BEAT)
 : SLIDE (DOWN)                      # : RESTS (1 BEAT)
X : MUTED STRINGS                     @ : RESTS (2 BEATS)
^¹: WHOLE TONE BEND

Ace Of Spades tab

Motörhead tabs for Ace of spades Ace of Spades is one of the best known songs by Motorhead which frontman and bassplayer Lemmy write together with bandmates Clarke and Taylor. It was the title track to their 1980 album.

Even if it is such a heavy song, it spent thirteen weeks on the British charts. Opening with a killer bass-riff before the guitar and drum kicks in, this is Motorhead and Lemmy at the best. Learn to play Ace of Spades here with these guitar tabs.

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