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Ballad Of Dwight Fry guitar tab

 "Ballad of Dwight Fry" by Alice Cooper
  Words and music by Michael Bruce and Alice Cooper

  From the album Love it to Death (1971)

  Transcribed by Brian Gaddis


  /= slide up   \= slide down   b= bend   rb= release bend   x= mute

  ~~= vibrato


  Intro (Main rhythm)

     E                           G                           D
E-|--0--0-----------0------------3--3-----------3------------2--2-------------|
B-|--0--0-----------0------------3--3-----------3------------3--3--3--3--3----|
G-|--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--0---0--0--0--0-----0--0--0------2--2--2--2--2----|
D-|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--0---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---0--0--0--0--0----|
A-|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--0---2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--------------------|
E-|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--------------------|


                  C
E-|--2------------0--0-----------0--------------------------------------------|
B-|--3--3--3--3---1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1-----------------------------------|
G-|--2--2--2--2---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----------------------------------|
D-|--0--0--0--0---2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-----------------------------------|
A-|---------------3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-----------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  Verse w/Main Rhythm
   1. "I was gone for fourteen  days. I could have been gone for more.
       Held up in intensive care ward, lying on the floor.
       I was gone for all those days, but I was not all alone.
       I made friends with a lot of people in the danger zone."


   2. "I think I lost some weight there and I, I'm sure I need some rest.
       Sleeping don't come very easy in a straight white vest.
       Sure'd like to see that little children. She's only four years old.
       I'd give her back all of her play things. Even, even the ones I stole."


   3. "I grabbed my hat, then I got my coat, then I,  I ran into the street.
       I saw a man that was choking there. I guess he couldn't breath.
       Said to myself, "This is very strange. I'm glad it wasn't me."
       But now I hear those sirens calling. And so I am not free."

   Note: After last verse, go to Chorus two. Then go to End.


   Guitar two after first verse  (8)= hold note
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------8--------(8)-----8-------(8)---------------------------------|
G-|-------------10b-----------------------10b---10rb---8\---------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


   Guitar two after second verse             <10>= strike note while bent
E-|----------8----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|-----8-------------------8-------8----------8\-----------------------------|
G-|----10b------10b---10b------10b-----10b---<10\>----------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


   Guitar two after last verse
E-|---8-----8----------8-----------8--8------------8--------------------------|
B-|--11b--------11b---------11b-------------11b---------11b\------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


   Chorus (An acoustic plays same chords as first electric.)

   1."See my lonely           life unfold.            I see it every      day."
   2."See my lonely           life unfold             I see it every      day."
   3."See my lonely           life unfold             I see it every      day."
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--5---5--5/7--7---7--7--7/9--9--9-9-9-9-9-9-9\---5--5--5/7--7--7--x---9----|
D-|--5---5--5/7--7---7--7--7/9--9--9-9-9-9-9-9-9\---5--5--5/7--7--7--x---9----|
A-|--3---3--3/5--5---5--5--5/7--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7\---3--3--3/5--5--5--x---7----|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|-----------------------------9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9\-----------------------------|
D-|----2---------4--------------9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9\------2---------4-------9----|
A-|-/3---3--3/5-----5------5/7--7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7\---3----3---3/5---5-----7----|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


   1.                 "See my only          mind explode.Since I've gone away."
   2.                 "See my lonely       mind explode.When I've gone insane."
   3.                 "See my lonely        mind explode, blow up in my face."
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--9-9-9-9-9-9\---5--5--x-x--5/7--7--x-x--9--7--4--2---5--5-------7---------|
D-|--9-9-9-9-9-9\---5--5--x-x--5/7--7--x-x--9--7--4--2---5--5-------7---------|
A-|--7-7-7-7-7-7\---3--3--x-x--3/5--5--x-x--7--5--2--0---3--3-------5---------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two                                                                 |
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|------------------------------------------------------5--5-------7---------|
D-|--6--7--9\--------2-------------4---------------------5--5-------7---------|
A-|---------------/3---3-------3/5---5------7--5--2--0---3--3-------5---------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


   Go to End after last chorus

  (After second chorus)
E-|--------------|
B-|--10rb(slow)--|
G-|--------------|
D-|--------------|
A-|--------------|
E-|--------------|    Acoustic plays main rhythm throughout this part.

  "I wanna get out of here. I, I wanna get out of here. I, I've gotta, I've
  "gotta get out of here! I, I gotta get out of here! I, I gotta get out of
  "here, I gotta get out of here, I gotta get out of here! I gotta get out
  "of here! They gotta let me out of here! Let me out of here! I gotta get
  "out of here! Let me out of here! I gotta get out of here, gotta get out
  "of here, I gotta get out of here...."    (Go to third chorus)




  This part comes after the third chorus. It starts with the explosion.

     {}= volume swells. (A good way to imitate this is to start with the volume
     on the guitar turned all the way down. Hammer-on to the chords shown below
     then slowly turn the volume up while still holding the notes.)
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|-------------------------{7}\----------------------------------------------|
G-|--{9}\-------{12}\-------{7}\-------{5}\-----------------------------------|
D-|--{9}\-------{12}\-------{7}\-------{5}\--Repeat this phrase three times.--|
A-|--{7}\-------{10}\-------{5}\-------{3}\-----------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  Solo
  Note: This all is probably played with a slide. I've written it for regular
        guitar.
      <>= strike note while already bent
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--<4>rb--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|------------------------------------8~~-------------11~~-------------------|
A-|------------------6b-------------------------------------------------------|
E-|----------------------------------------------------------------8\---------|


E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------6b-rb-------6b---6--<6>rb-----/12----------|
D-|-------------------6--8~~--------------------------------------------------|
A-|--------------8------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|--<8>rb-b~~----------------------------------------------------------------|


                                                       Go to Verse three
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------12----14b----------------------------|
D-|--13--11~~--------------------11/14----------------------------------------|
A-|--------------------10/-13-------------------------------------------------|
E-|----------------11---------------------------------------------------------|



   End
   Guitar one (Acoustic)
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--7/9--x--x--9--x--9--9--x--x--9--9--9-------------------------------------|
D-|--7/9--x--x--9--x--9--9--x--x--9--9--9---Basically, repeat something like--|
A-|--5/7--7--7--7--x--7--7--x--x--7--7--7---this four times.------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |Guitar two (Comes in after above phrase is played twice.)                  |
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9----------|
D-|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9----------|
A-|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------|
E-|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------|



  This part repeats three times. On the fourth time, don't play the second E
  chord.

    <15>= strike note while bent
     Hold these notes
E-|--12-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|-<15>----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |(An acoustic guitar plays same chords, but with slighly different rhythm.) |
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--5--5--5--5--5/7----7-7-9---------------9---------------------------------|
D-|--5--5--5--5--5/7----7-7-9---------------9---------------------------------|
A-|--3--3--3--3--3/5----5-5-7---------------7---------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |                                                                           |
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|-----2-----------4-------9---------------9---------------------------------|
A-|--3-----3---3/5-----5----7---------------7---------------------------------|
E-|-------------------------0---------------0---------------------------------|

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