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Alice Cooper Tablature: Desperado

Desperado

Words and music by Alice Cooper and Michael Bruce
From the album Killer (1972)
Transcribed by Brian Gaddis

/= slide up  \= slide down  ( )= carried note


  Intro
   Rhythm figure one
E-|-----------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
B-|--------3--------5--------6--------5--------3--|--------3--------1---------|
G-|-----3-----3--------3--------3--------3--------|-----------2--------2------|
D-|--3-----------3--------3--------3--------3-----|-----2--------2--------2---|
A-|-----------------------------------------------|--0------------------------|
E-|-----------------------------------------------|---------------------------|


                             w/Fill one
E-|-----------------------|--------------------------5--------3---------------|
B-|--0--------1--------0--|--------3--------5--------------------------5\-----|
G-|-----2--------2--------|-----3-----3--------3--------3--------3------------|
D-|--------2--------2-----|--3-----------3--------3--------3--------3---------|
A-|-----------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
E-|-----------------------|---------------------------------------------------|


    w/Fill two
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|-------3--------1--------0--------1--------0-------------------------------|
G-|----------2--------2--------2--------2-------------------------------------|
D-|----2--------2--------2--------2--------2----------------------------------|
A-|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


   Fill one (Let all notes ring)  Fill two (Let all notes ring)
E-|--6---------------------------|--5-----------------------------------------|
B-|---6--------------------------|---5----------------------------------------|
G-|----7-------------------------|----7---------------------------------------|
D-|-----8------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
A-|------8-----------------------|--------------------------------------------|
E-|------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|


  Verse w/Rhythm figure one
   1. "I'm a gambler, and I'm a runner. But you knew that when you laid down.
       I'm a picture of ugly stories. I'm a killer and I'm a clown."

   2. "I wear lace and I wear black leather. My hands are lightning up on my
       gun. My shots are clean, my, my shots are final. My shots are deadly
       and when it's done..."


  Chorus
   1. "Step into the street by  sundown.     Step into your     last goodbye."
   2. "You're as stiff as my smoking barrel. You're as dead as a desert night."
   3. "Tell me where the hell I'm going. Let my bones fall in the dust."
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|----9----9--9-----10-----10--10-----------12--12--12--10/12--14---14--14---|
G-|----9----9--9-----10-----10--10-----------12--12--12--10/12--14---14--14---|
D-|----9----9--9-----10-----10--10-----------12--12--12--10/12--14---14--14---|
A-|----7----7--7------8------8---8-----------10--10--10---8/10--12---12--12---|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   "You're a  target just by  living.  Twenty  dollars will  make you die."
   "You're a notch and I'm a legend. You're at peace and I must hide."
   "Can you hear that ghost that's calling as my Colt begins to rust." Go to End
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|-9------9--9------10---10--10-------12--12--12-----10/12-------------------|
G-|-9------9--9------10---10--10-------12--12--12-----10/12--8---------9------|
D-|-9------9--9------10---10--10-------12--12--12-----10/12--8----8---10------|
A-|-7------7--7-------8----8---8-------10--10--10------8/10--6----8---10------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------6----8------|


   (Acoustic guitar) Go to Verse two
E-|-----------------------------------|
B-|-----------------------------------|
G-|-----0--2--------------------------|
D-|--2--------------------------------|
A-|-----------------------------------|
E-|-----------------------------------|



   Instrumental break after Chorus two (Acoustic guitar)
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|----------------3--5--6--5--3------5--6--8--6--5------3--5--6--5--3--------|
G-|-----0--2------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--2------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--5--6--8--6--5------3--5--6--5--3------5--6--8--6--5-----3--6-----5--8----|
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


    (Electric guitar)      Go to third Chorus
E-|----------5---------------------------------|
B-|----------5---------------------------------|
G-|-6--------6---------------------------------|
D-|-7------------------------------------------|
A-|-7------------------------------------------|
E-|-5------------------------------------------|



  End
  (Electric guitar)
          "In the dust.                    I'm  a  ki----ller."
E-|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------8(8)---5----------------8(8)--5---------------8(8)--5-------------|
D-|--8-----8(8)---5----------8-----8(8)--5---------8-----8(8)--5-------------|
A-|--8-----6\5----3----------8-----6\5---3---------8-----6\5---3-------------|
E-|--6-----------------------6---------------------6-------------------------|


    "I'm a clown.        I'm a priest that's    gone to to-----------wn."
E-|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|-------------8(8)--5---------------8(8)---5----------------8(8)--5--------|
D-|--------8----8(8)--5--------8------8(8)---5----------8-----8(8)--5--------|
A-|--------8----6\5---3--------8------6\5----3----------8-----6\5---3--------|
E-|--------6-------------------6------------------------6--------------------|


   (Acoustic guitar)  (Electric guitar)
E-|------------------|-------------------------------------------------------|
B-|------------------|-------------------------------------------------------|
G-|-----0--2---------|-------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--2---------------|-------------------------------------------------------|
A-|------------------|--5-----7--8--7--5------5--7----5--7--8----7--8--10----|
E-|------------------|--------------------8----------------------------------|


E-|------------------|
B-|----------5-------|
G-|----------6-------|
D-|----------7-------|
A-|---8--10--7-------|
E-|----------5-------|