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Motörhead tabs for Ace of spades2

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                     A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramE MajorE    O  A chord diagramFF    S  P  A chord diagramA augmentedA  A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramE MajorE  S

                                 Motorhead
                   from the album "Ace of Spades"  1980

                       transcribed by Scott Andrews
                              sha@virginia.edu

tempo = as fast as you can play it
INTRO: - bass arr. for guitar              play 4x
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|--2----2--2----2--2--2--2----2---2---2----0-----|
|------------------------------------------------|
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guitar

MAIN RIFF:            A chord diagramE5E5                                   A chord diagramE5E5
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|---------------------9-----8-----7--|---------------------9-----8-----7--|
|---------------------7-----7-----7--|---------------------7-----7-----7--|
|--0--0---0--0--0--0-----0-----0-----|--0--0---0--0--0--0-----0-----0-----|

                      A chord diagramE5E5                                   A chord diagramE5E5 (end MAIN RIFF)
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|---------------------9-----8-----7--|---------------------9-----8-----7--|
|---------------------7-----7-----7--|---------------------7-----7-----7--|
|--0--0---0--0--0--0-----0-----0-----|--0--0---0--0--0--0-----0-----0-----|

VERSE RIFF 1:
if you like to gamble,       I tell you ....
      A chord diagramG5G5
|--------------------------|----------------------------|
|--------------------------|----------------------------|
|--------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----5--------------------|--(5)-----------------------|
|-----5--------------------|--(5)-----------------------|
|--0--3--------------------|--(3)-----------------------|

                                       (end VERSE RIFF 1)
you win some, loose some, ....
      A chord diagramG5G5
|--------------------------|----------------------------|
|--------------------------|----------------------------|
|--------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----5--------------------|--(5)-----------------------|
|-----5--------------------|--(5)-----------------------|
|--0--3--------------------|--(3)-----------------------|


MAIN RIFF w/ FILL 1

FILL 1:
|----10---10--------------|----10---10--------------|
|----10^--10--8-----8-----|----10^--10--8-----------|
|----------------9--------|----------------9--------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|

                                        (end FILL 1)
|----10---10--------------|----10---10--------------|
|----10^--10--8-----8-----|----10^--10--8-----------|
|----------------9--------|----------------9--------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|


VERSE RIFF 2:                             (end VERSE RIFF 2)
the pleasure is to play   it makes no ....
   A chord diagramD5D5                       A chord diagramC5C5
|------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--7---------------------|--5------------------------------|
|--7---------------------|--5------------------------------|
|--5---------------------|--3------------------------------|
|------------------------|---------------------------------|


MAIN RIFF (first 2 measures only) with FILL 1 (first 2 measures only)


VERSE RIFF 2
I don't share your greed    the only card ....
   A chord diagramD5D5                       A chord diagramC5C5
|------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|--7---------------------|--5----------------------------------------|
|--7---------------------|--5----------------------------------------|
|--5---------------------|--3----------------------------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------------------------------|


CHORUS:
   Ace of Spades                    the Ac....(end CHORUS)
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|---------------------9-----8-----7--|---------------------9-----8-----7--|
|---------------------7-----7-----7--|---------------------7-----7-----7--|
|--0--0---0--0--0--0-----0-----0-----|--0--0---0--0--0--0-----0-----0-----|


MAIN RIFF w/ palm mute: (only first two measures)
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|---------------------9-----8-----7--|---------------------9-----8-----7--|
|---------------------7-----7-----7--|---------------------7-----7-----7--|
|--0--0---0--0--0--0-----0-----0-----|--0--0---0--0--0--0-----0-----0-----|
   PM..............................     PM..............................


VERSE RIFF 1
playing for the high one, ....


MAIN RIFF w/ FILL 1


VERSE RIFF 2
seven or eleven, ...


MAIN RIFF (first 2 measures only) with FILL 1 (first 2 measures only)


VERSE RIFF 2
double up or quit, double ...


CHORUS
the Ace of ....


MAIN RIFF w/ palm mute


BRIDGE:
you know I'm born to loose   and   ....
    A chord diagramE5E5                       A chord diagramD5D5    A chord diagramE5E5
|-------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|---9------------------------7--|--9-------------------------------------|
|---9------------------------7--|--9-------------------------------------|
|---7------------------------5--|--7-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|----------------------------------------|

but that's the way I like it baby, I ....
   N.C.                              A chord diagramE5E5
|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|--------------------------------|---9--9--9--9---9--9--9--9---|
|--------------------------------|---9--9--9--9---9--9--9--9---|
|--------------------------------|---7--7--7--7---7--7--7--7---|
|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|

                                                 and don't ....
   A chord diagramD5D5                    A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramD5D5 A chord diagramC5C5    A chord diagramB5B5
|--------------|------------------|-----------|---------------------------|
|--------------|------------------|-----------|---------------------------|
|--7-----------|--(7)----9--7--5--|--4--------|-(4)-----------------------|
|--7-----------|--(7)----9--7--5--|--4--------|-(4)-----------------------|
|--5-----------|--(5)----7--5--3--|--2--------|-(2)-----------------------|
|--------------|------------------|-----------|---------------------------|

RHYTHM BEHIND GUITAR SOLO:                                        play 4x
   A chord diagramA5A5           A chord diagramG5G5 A chord diagramA5A5           A chord diagramG5G5    A chord diagramA5A5           A chord diagramG5G5 A chord diagramA5A5           A chord diagramG5G5
|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--2--2--2------0--2--2--2------0--|--2--2--2------0--2--2--2------0-----|
|--2--2--2------0--2--2--2------0--|--2--2--2------0--2--2--2------0-----|
|--0--0--0---------0--0--0---------|--0--0--0---------0--0--0------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

                                                                 play 4x
   A chord diagramB5B5           A chord diagramA5A5 A chord diagramB5B5           A chord diagramA5A5    A chord diagramB5B5           A chord diagramA5A5 A chord diagramB5B5           A chord diagramA5A5
|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--4--4--4------2--4--4--4------2--|--4--4--4------2--4--4--4------2-----|
|--4--4--4------2--4--4--4------2--|--4--4--4------2--4--4--4------2-----|
|--2--2--2---------2--2--2---------|--2--2--2---------2--2--2------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

                                                    play 4x (end RHYTHM)
   A chord diagramA5A5           A chord diagramG5G5 A chord diagramA5A5           A chord diagramG5G5    A chord diagramA5A5           A chord diagramG5G5 A chord diagramA5A5          A chord diagramG5G5
|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--2--2--2------0--2--2--2------0--|--2--2--2------0--2--2--2------0-----|
|--2--2--2------0--2--2--2------0--|--2--2--2------0--2--2--2------0-----|
|--0--0--0---------0--0--0---------|--0--0--0---------0--0--0------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|


MAIN RIFF


VERSE RIFF 1
pushing up the ante, I know ....


MAIN RIFF w/ FILL 1


VERSE RIFF 2
I see it in your eyes, take ....


MAIN RIFF (first 2 measures only) with FILL 1 (first 2 measures only)


VERSE RIFF 2
the only thing you see, ....


CHORUS
the Ace of ....


MAIN RIFF w/ palm mute


OUTRO: w/ FILL 2
   A chord diagramD5D5               A chord diagramC5C5              A chord diagramD5D5              A chord diagramC5C5
|----------------|---------------|---------------|------------------|
|----------------|---------------|---------------|------------------|
|--7-------------|--5------------|--7------------|--5---------------|
|--7-------------|--5------------|--7------------|--5---------------|
|--5-------------|--3------------|--5------------|--3---------------|
|----------------|---------------|---------------|------------------|
|                                                                   |
| FILL 2:                                              (end FILL 2) |
|----------------|---------------|---------------|------------------|
|--13^-----------|--13^----------|--13^----------|--13^-------------|
|----------------|---------------|---------------|------------------|
|----------------|---------------|---------------|------------------|
|----------------|---------------|---------------|------------------|
|----------------|---------------|---------------|------------------|

   A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramD5D5 A chord diagramE5E5                       A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramD5D5 A chord diagramE5E5                      END.
|------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|--9--7--9---------------------|--9--7--9---------------------------|
|--9--7--9---------------------|--9--7--9---------------------------|
|--7--5--7---------------------|--7--5--7---------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------------|

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