Chord/Tab song: Bitching - The Stranglers

Chord,Tablature, lyric, sheet, guitar, ukulele song: Bitching - The Stranglers - ( Transcription by: Richard Stanforth (rtstanforth@hotmai...)

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Transcription by: Richard Stanforth (rtstanforth@hotmail.com)
Date of Transcription: 1st April 2002

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Ah! They don't make them like this anymore, a good old rock'n'roll tune with not
one, but TWO lovely guitar solos to master... ENJOY!

intro: A - F#m G (x8, bass enters 3rd time, keyboards enter 5th time,
drums enter 7th time)

[A]Bitching 'bout the things we've seen[F#m][G]
[A]Bitching 'bout the things we'd be[F#m][G]
[A]Bitching 'bout the loves we've had[G][F#m]
[E]My oh my it wasn't so bad[G][F#m]
[E]When we had that to loosen our minds[G][F#m]
[E]Hey little baby in the front row, be kind[F#m]

([G]bar [A]bitching) Telling you the gospel truth[F#m]
([G]bar [A]bitching) Why don't you all go get sc[F#m]rewed?
([G]bar [A]bitching) Why don't you tell me something [F#m]new?
([G]bar [A]bitching) Yeah, bitching[F#m][G]

[A]Bitching 'bout the Windsor C[F#m][G]
[A]Bitching 'bout the Western Sea[F#m][G]
[A]Why can't you all be like a Grainger man[G]?[F#m]
[E]Or even a Pheland man[G]?[F#m]
[E]I'll tell you what we'll meet in Amsterda[G]m[F#m]
[E]And then you'll see what should be really can[F#m]

([G]bar [A]bitching) Telling you the gospel truth[F#m]
([G]bar [A]bitching) Why don't you all go get sc[F#m]rewed?
([G]bar [A]bitching) Why don't you tell me something [F#m]new?
([G]bar [A]bitching) Yeah, bitching, that's what I'm talking a[F#m]bout[G]

Got anything to say? No? Well, shut up...

guitar solo (repeat chords A - F#m G, listen to the recording to get the bends
right, he mainly bends the notes a semitone upwards):



E------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
B--7^7p5-----------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
G---------7-6------------------------|----------------------------------0h2h4p2---2-|
D--------------7---5h7p5-4-----------|-----------0h2h4p2---2-------0h2h4------------|
A---------------------------7---5-4--|----0h2h4---------------0h2h4-----------------|
E------------------------------------|-0h3------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B-----------0h2h3p2--3s5--5s7--7^7p5--7^7p5----|------------------------------------|
G------0h2h4-----------------------------------|--6-6^------------0--0----0---0---0-|
D-0h2h4----------------------------------------|-------7-7s2--2s4------4^---4^--4^--|
A----------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------|
D--4^-4--2--0h2p0------------------| <-- bend up a semitone and hold
A-------------------4-2---0---------|
E-----------------------------------|

( Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/s/stranglers/bitching_crd.html )


E-----------------------------------------|-------------12-14-14^-12---------------|
B-------------12-14-14^-12----------------|-------12-14--------------14-12h14p12---|
G-------12-14--------------14-12h14p12----|-12s14-------------------------------14-|
D-12s14--------------------------------11-|----------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------|
B--12^12p10------------------------------------|
G-----------12-11-11h12p11---------------------|
D---------------------------12-11-11h12p11-----|
A-------------------------------------------12-|
E----------------------------------------------|


[A]There's a place with a lot of eyes[F#m][G]
[A]Strange smoke perfume around the peacock g[F#m]uys[G]
[A]And the girls, they move their heat[G][F#m]
[E]To the impulsive, compulsive beat[G][F#m]
[E]But that's another place, another time[G][F#m]
[E]Maybe we'll meet there in quite a short while[F#m]

([G]bar [A]bitching) Telling you the gospel truth[F#m]
([G]bar [A]bitching) Why don't you all go get sc[F#m]rewed?
([G]bar [A]bitching) Why don't you tell me something [F#m]new?
([G]bar [A]bitching) Yeah, bitching[Bm][C#m]

[D]I really don't know what to say[Bm][C#m]
[D]That's gonna happen to us all one day[Bm][C#m]
[D]And when it does you can have me too[C#m][D]
[E]But until then I really don't know what to do
I'm just gonna keep on[F#m]

([G]bar [A]bitching) Telling you the gospel truth[F#m]
([G]bar [A]bitching) Why don't you all go get sc[F#m]rewed?
([G]bar [A]bitching) Why don't you tell me something [F#m]new?
([G]bar [A]bitching) Yeah, bitching[F#m][G]

A - F#m G (x6, over keyboard solo) A - Bm C#m

(D) (Bm) (C#m)


E-----------------------------------12-12-12-12p10-------------|
B---------------------------------------------------12---------|
G--11-11-11--9s11-11-11--9s11-11-11---------------------14-11--| <-- play three
D--12-12-12-10s12-12-12-10s12-12-12----------------------------| times (chords
A--------------------------------------------------------------| on 3rd time are
E--------------------------------------------------------------| C#m and D)


[(E)] [(F#m)(G)] [(A)]


E--------------------------------------------
B-12--10--9----------------------------------
G------------9--7--6-------------------------
D----------------------9-7-6-4---5---5s7-----
A--------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------

Bar bitching!

[F#m] B[G]ar [A]bitching (x3)

[G] [A] [G] [A]

E-----------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------8--8--8--7-8s12-10--10-10--|
G--7--7--7--6-7s11-9--9-9-----------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------|


[G] [A] [G] [A]

E----------------------------------10--10--10--9-10s14--12-|
B--12--12--12--10-12s15-14--14-14--------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|


ends on keyboard chord of A, which slowly fades out.

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