by CHUCK BERRY

 
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This is another old rock and roll classic that was recorded by Chuck Berry mainly at the piano. This is the quintessence of Rock and Roll. John Lennon said that if we were to give another name to Rock and Roll we should call it 'the Chuck Berry'.

I transcribed the (guitar !) Rollings Stones'live version of "get yer
ya-yas out". In the MP3 demo that you can download  here below I played with two guitars and added a very simple and classical Rock and Roll bass.

I played the whole with rockabilly effect. 
I tabbed it all through simple listening.

Click on the key to download the MP3 demo.

To listen to the rhythm guitar only you can download this low resolution MP3 :

There is a rhythm guitar and a solo guitar
Legend :

p  : pull-off
b/\: bend up then down
h  : hammer-on
n_ : last longer on this note

 

INTRO :

RHYTHM GUITAR
                   A                        D7                   A
E  +---------------5---------------------+--5--------------------5-------------+
B  +---------------5---------------------+--7--------------------5-------------+
G  +---------------6---------------------+--5--------------------6-------------+
D  +---------------7---------------------+--7--------------------7-------------+
A  +---------------7---------------------+--5--------------------7-------------+
E  +---------------5---------------------+-----------------------5-------------+
 

SOLO GUITAR

E  +---------------5-5-5-5-5-------------+-----------------------5------5------+
B  +--------5--7---5-5-5-5-5--7----------+--5-5-5-5-5-------5-7--5-5-5--5-5-5--+
G  +----5h6-------------------7-5h6------+--5-5-5-5-5---5h6--------------------+
D  +--------------------------------7----+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 

E  +----5---5----------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +----5-5-5--7b/\-5---5----------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +-----------7b/\-5---5----------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +------------------7------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
                                              Oh .......

CHORUS :

RHYTHM GUITAR
       D                                           A
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------+
G  +---7-7--7--7-7--7-7------------------+-----------2---------------2-2-------------+
D  +---7-7--9--7-7--7-9--7--10p7--9--7-7-+-7-9-7---2-2-4--2-2--2-4-2-2-2-4-2-----2-4-+
A  +---5-5--5--5-5--5-5--5---5----5--5-5-+-5-5-5---0---0--0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3h4-----+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------+
       Carol , don't let him steal your heart a_   way 

SOLO GUITAR
E  +-------------------------------------+-----------5-------5-5------------5--+
B  +-------------------------------------+-----------5-7(p5)-5-5-7-----5----5--+
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------7(p5)-----7-5h6---5h6---+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 
 

RHYTHM GUITAR
      E                                       A 
E  +---------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +---------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +---------------------------------------+----2-------------2-2---2-2----------+
D  +----------------------2-2--------------+--2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2-2--4-------+
A  +--2-2--4--2-2--2-4-2--2-2--4-2------2-4+--0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-------+
E  +--0-0--0--0-0--0-0-0--0-0--0-0--3h4----+-------------------------------------+
      Well I've got to learn to dance it '     day !
      if it takes me all night and ....

SOLO GUITAR
E  +-------------------------------------+-----------5-------5-5------------5--+
B  +-------------------------------------+-----------5-7(p5)-5-5-7-----5----5--+
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------7(p5)-----7-5h6---5h6---+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 
 

RHYTHM GUITAR : those are the well-known rock and roll riffs that will be used
throughout except where noted
      A
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +---------------------------------2_--+-----2-------------------------------+
D  +--2-2-4--2-2--2--4(p2)-5(p2)--4--2_--+--2--4--2----------------------------+
A  +--0-0-0--0-0--0--0-----0------0--0_--+--0--0--0----------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
      D
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +----------------------------------7_-+------7------------------------------+
D  +--7-7--9--7-7--7--9(p7)-10(p7)--9-7_-+---7--9--7---------------------------+
A  +--5-5--5--5-5--5--5------5------5-5_-+---5--5--5---------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
      E
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +----------------------------------2_-+----2--------------------------------+
A  +--2-2--4--2-2--2--4(p2)--5(p2)--4-2_-+--2-4-2------------------------------+
E  +--0-0--0--0-0--0--0------0------0-0_-+--0-0-0------------------------------+
 
 

VERSE  :

From here use the above riffs as rhythm. Only the solo tabs are given.

      A
E  +-------------------------------------+---------------------------5---------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-----5-------5------5------5---------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-5h6---7-5h6----5h6----5h6-----------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
     Come into my machine so we can cruise
     on out 
                                           <-x4-> 
E  +-------------------------------------+--------..---------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-7/8-8--..---7--5------5_------------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-8/9-9--..---7--5------5_------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+--------..--------7-7----------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+--------..---------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+--------..---------------------------+
     I know a swinging little joint where
     we can jump and shout
 

     D
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-7-7-7b/\-5---5-7-7-7b/\-5-----------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-7-7-7b/\-5---5-7-7-7b/\-5---5-------+
D  +-------------------------------------+------------7--------------7-5-------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
     Not far back off the highway, not so
     long a ride
 

     A
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-----10-7\5-------------8------------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-5/7--------5---5-7-7/9---7\5--------+
D  +-------------------------------------+--------------7---------------7------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
     You park your car out in the open and
     you can walk inside

     E
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-7-7-7b/\-5---5-7-7-7b/\-5-----------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-7-7-7b/\-5---5-7-7-7b/\-5---5-------+
D  +-------------------------------------+------------7--------------7-5-------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
     Some cutie takes your hat so you can
       thank her mam'

                                         <-x4-> 
E  +-------------------------------------+--------..---------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-7/8-8--..---7--5--------------------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-8/9-9--..---7--5--------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+--------..--------7-7----------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+--------..---------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+--------..---------------------------+
     Every time you make the scene you 
     find the joint is jammed
 

                A (full chord once)      D7(full chord once)  A(full chord once)
E  +---------------5-5-5-5-5-------------+-----------------------5------5------+
B  +--------5--7---5-5-5-5-5--7----------+--5-5-5-5-5-------5-7--5-5-5--5-5-5--+
G  +----5h6-------------------7-5h6------+--5-5-5-5-5---5h6--------------------+
D  +--------------------------------7----+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 

                          ^ D               A
E  +---5---5---9p7--5--------------------+------------8------------------------+
B  +---5-5-5----------7-7_--7p5----5-5---+------8--10---10----8---8----------7-+
G  +--------------------7_--7p5----5-5---+--7/9-------------9---9---9p7--5-5-7-+
D  +----------------------------7--------+--------------------------------7----+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

     A (extra bar!)          E                           A
E  +-----------------(5)-----9--9--7-----+-------------------------5-----------+
B  +-8-8-8--7--5--7---5-----10-10--9--10-+-8--7--5---5-------5-----5------5----+
G  +-9-9-9--7--5--7---5---------------11-+-9--7--5---5---5h6---5h6----5h6------+
D  +-------------------------------------+---------7---------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 

E  +------5-5_---------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +------5-5_---------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +--5h6--------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

(this is rather a Chuck Berry style final :)
     D                                     A
E  +---10_-------------10----------------+--5-5_--5_---------------------------+
B  +---10_--12---------10----------------+--5-5_--5_--7------------------------+
G  +--------12--10h11--------------------+------------7--5h6-------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------7-----------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

     E                                     A
E  +-------------------------------------+--5--------5-5---------5-5-----5_----+
B  +-------------------------------------+--5--7(p5)-5-5--7(p5)--5-5--7--5_----+
G  +-------------------------------------+-----7(p5)------7(p5)-------7--6_----+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 

Now the bass
      D    (CHORUS)                          (VERSE)
G  +-----------2-2-4-2-------------------+------------2-2-4-2-5-5-4-4-2-2-4-2--+
D  +--0-0--3-4---------------------------+----0-0-3-4--------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

      A    (CHORUS)                          (VERSE)
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-----------2-2-4-2-------------------+------------2-2-4-2-5-5-4-4-2-2-4-2--+
A  +--0-0--3-4---------------------------+----0-0-3-4--------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

      E     (CHORUS)                         (VERSE) 
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-----------2-2-4-2-------------------+------------2-2-4-2-5-5-4-4-2-2-4-2--+
E  +--0-0--3-4---------------------------+----0-0-3-4--------------------------+

 When the rhythm plays full chords only (INTRO and CHORUS) the bass plays the
open string only.

Tabbed by myself . All suggestions welcome here.

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