Joyride by Roxette

Joyride tab by Roxette

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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

 Hit the road out ...
 Be a rider in the love game, ....
D              Bm            A
 Don't need no book of wisdom, I get ....

 She has a train going downtown, ...
 And she's telling all her ...
D               Bm                 A
 She's the heart of the funfair...

    E   D       A
And it all ....
     E     D
And she's all my, my ....

       A   G   D    A             D
She says "Hello you fool I love you, ....
     A
Join the joyride"

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

Cause it all begins again ....

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

(Solo):|D G |D G |A  |  |D G |D G |A  |  |  |  |
    |G  |D  |A  | B5 C5 C#5|

   D5    D6  D5 D6  D5   D6     D5  D6
I'll take you on a skyride, feeling ...
A5    A6  A5 A6  A5
Sunshine is a la-dy - ....

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

(Out-solo):|D G |D G |A

[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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