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Roxette tabs for Joyride

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Like the majority of Roxette's music, this is played with the guitar tuned a
semitone flat (low to high EbAbDbGbBbEb).
Comments, questions, corrections, suggestions, requests always welcome
Enjoy!

Paul Hutchinson

JOYRIDE - Roxette
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[Chords in lower case are implied by bass and keyboards]
Intro: (assorted fairground-type noises)

   a      g/a    d/a     a                            g/a
Hello you fool I love you, ....
A chord diagramA augmentedA

 Hit the road out ...
 Be a rider in the love game, ....
A chord diagramD MajorD                            A chord diagramB minorBm                       A chord diagramA augmentedA
 Don't need no book of wisdom, I get ....

 She has a train going downtown, ...
 And she's telling all her ...
A chord diagramD MajorD                              A chord diagramB minorBm                                 A chord diagramA augmentedA
 She's the heart of the funfair...

       A chord diagramE MajorE     A chord diagramD MajorD             A chord diagramA augmentedA
And it all ....
          A chord diagramE MajorE          A chord diagramD MajorD
And she's all my, my ....

             A chord diagramA augmentedA      A chord diagramG+G      A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramA augmentedA                         A chord diagramD MajorD
She says "Hello you fool I love you, ....
         A chord diagramA augmentedA
Join the joyride"

She's a flower - I can paint her, ....

Cause it all begins again ....

She says "Hello you fool I .....

(Solo):|A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramG+G |A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramG+G |A chord diagramA augmentedA   |    |A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramG+G |A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramG+G |A chord diagramA augmentedA   |    |    |    |
       |A chord diagramG+G    |A chord diagramD MajorD    |A chord diagramA augmentedA   |  A chord diagramB5B5 A chord diagramC5C5 A chord diagramC#5C#5|

     A chord diagramD5D5       A chord diagramD6D6   A chord diagramD5D5 A chord diagramD6D6    A chord diagramD5D5      A chord diagramD6D6          A chord diagramD5D5   A chord diagramD6D6
I'll take you on a skyride, feeling ...
A chord diagramA5A5       A chord diagramA major 6A6   A chord diagramA5A5 A chord diagramA major 6A6   A chord diagramA5A5
Sunshine is a la-dy - ....

She says "Hello you fool I love you....

(Out-solo):|A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramG+G |A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramG+G |A chord diagramA augmentedA

[Whistling]
............

The main guitar for the song is a heavily distorted electric - hence you've got
to play the song with lots of palm muting and avoid sloppiness or else it's
going to sound like a mess.

The riff going into the first verse is:
  +   +   +   +     +  +  +  +
|-----------------|-------------|
|-----------------|-------------|
|----/6--/6---4p2-|-------------|
|-----------------|-2-----------|
|-0---------------|-0-----------|
|-----------------|-------------|

Play the following over the verse:
  +   +   +   +     +   +   +       +
|-----------------|-------------------------|
|-----------2-3-2-|-------------------------|
|-----------2-2-2-|-------------------------|  x2
|-----------2-2-2-|-------------------------|
|-----------------|-------------0-------0---|
|-----------------|---------3h5---0-3b------|

  + + + +   + + + +   +       +       +   +     +       +       +   +
|---------|---------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-3-------|---------|-------------------2-3-2-|-------------------3-2---|
|-2-------|-4-------|-----------------x-2-2-2-|-----------------x-2-2---|
|-0-------|-4-------|-------------------2-2-2-|-------------------2-2---|
|---------|-2-------|-----0-------0-----------|-------------0-----------|
|---------|---------|-3h5---0-3b--------------|-3h5---0-3b--------------|

Play all that again, omitting the last two bars the second time.

The following is played for the pre-chorus ("And it all begins.."):

  +    +   +   +     + + + +   +     +       +       +
|------------------|---------|-------3---------------3---|
|---10-9-----------|---------|-------2---------------2---|
|-9------9-9-------|-7-------|-------2---------------2---|
|-9--------9-------|-7-------|---------------------------|
|-7--------7-------|-5-------|-0--0------0-0-0-0-0-----0-|
|------------------|---------|---------------------------|

  +     +       +       +     +    +   +   +     + + + +   + + + +
|-------3---------------3---|------------------|---------|---------|
|-------2---------------2---|---10-9-----------|---------|---------|
|-------2---------------2---|-9------9-9-------|-7-------|---------|
|---------------------------|-9--------9-------|-7-------|-------x\|
|-0--0------0-0-0-0-0-----0-|-7--------7-------|-5-------|-------x\|
|---------------------------|------------------|---------|-------x\|

Chorus:
  + + + +   + + + +   +   +   +   +     + + + +   + + + +   + + + +
|---------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------|---------|
|---------|---------|-----------------|---------|---------|---------|
|---------|-2-------|----/6--/6---4p2-|-2-------|---------|---------|
|-7---5---|-0--2----|-----------------|-0-------|-2-------|---------|
|-7---5---|----0----|-----------------|---------|-0-------|---------|
|-5---3---|---------|-----------------|---------|---------|---------|

The fills from the first two verses are approximated in the next verse by synth
and acoustic twelve string guitar. The electric comes back in on "Don't need no
fortune teller".

The first 6 bars of the solo are doubled an octave above by synth. There's 4
things you could do about this:
a) Forget about it
b) Play it an octave up. This will be played something like this:
 +        +
-10p9-------------
--------10--------
----------11--12--
------------------
------------------
------------------
c) Get a friend to play it an octave up as above whilst you play the lower bit
d) Use an octave pedal or a pitch shifter set at an octave above. Don't forget
to turn it off after 6 bars, though


Solo:
  +       +       +   +     +       +       +   +         + + + +   + + + +
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|---------|---------|
|-3p2---------------------|-3p2-------------------------|---------|---------|
|-------2-----------------|-------2---------------------|---------|---------|
|---------4---5-----------|---------4-5-----------5-5h7-|---------|---------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|-0-------|---------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|---------|---------|

  +       +       +   +     +       +       +   +
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-3p2---------------------|-3p2-------------------------|
|-------2-----------------|-------2---------------------|
|---------4---5-----------|---------4-5-----------5-5h7-|
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|

  +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0---3p0-3p0---0-|-3p0-2-0-------0-|-0---3p0-3p0-----|---0---0---3-0---|
|-----------------|-----------0-3---|---------------0-|-3---------------|

  + + + +   + + + +   +    +    +     +      +    +    +     +
|---------|---------|----------------------|---------------------|
|---------|-3-------|/10---8---8---8-------|---------------------|
|---------|-2-------|-----------9-----7----|---------------------|
|-5-------|-0-------|------------------10--|-7----5---5---5------|
|-5-------|---------|----------------------|-----------7-----5---|
|-3-------|---------|----------------------|------------------8--|

This next bit is played under "I'll take you on a skyride"

  +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +   +   +   +     +
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----
|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-----------------|-----------------|-----
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-7\\-
|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5\\-

The out-solo is just the first four bars of the solo.
.........................
Notation used:
  + = Beat marker
  / = Slide up
  \ = Slide down
  h = Hammer-on
  p = Pull-off
  b = Bend string
  x = Left-hand-muted note
.........................

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