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Alice Cooper Tablature: I Love The Dead

I Love The Dead

Words and music by Alice Cooper, Bob Ezrin and, Dick Wagner)
From the album Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
Transcribed by DoteStudios

Keys
b = bend
r = release
\ = slide up neck 
/ = slide down neck
h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
~ = hold note
w = whammy bar
v = vibrato
< > = strike the notes in between the symbols while in the bend
D = strum down
U = strum up

Guitar 2 (Michael Bruce)
E------------------------------------------12----------------|
B-----------------------------------------------12-----------|
G----------------------------------------------------11------|
D------------------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 3 (Mick Mashbir)
E------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------0-------------------------------0-------|
D----------------4-------------------------------4-----------|
A------------2-------------------------------2---------------|
E-/12----0-------------------------------0-------------------|

“I love the dead, before they're cold
Their blueing flesh, for me to hold”
Guitar 2
E-12------------------------------------|
B------12-------------------------------|
G-----------11--------------------------| 3x
D---------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------|
	
	“Cadaver eyes, upon me see…		…nothing.”
Guitar 1 (Glen Buxton)
E---------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------/8~~\------------|
D---------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
E----------------12---------------------------------------------|
B---------------------12----------------------------------------|
G--------------------------11-----------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------|
Guitar 3
E---------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------|
E-/12-----0-----------------------------------------------------|

Break 1
Guitar 1
E--------------------14r12~~~~~----------------------------------|
B--------------------------------12~~----------------------------|
G--------------------------------12~~---12\----------------------|
D--------------------------------------------12p9--12/14\--------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
E-12-------------------------------------------------------------|
B------12--------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------11---------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 1
E---------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------12~~-------12-------12------12\---|
G---------12------12~~-------14b16~~~~16r14---12\---|
D-/12h14------14------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------|

“I love the dead before they rise, no farewells, no goodbyes.
I never even knew your now-rotting face.
While friends and lovers mourn your silly grave.
Guitar 2
E-12------------------------------------|
B------12-------------------------------|
G-----------11--------------------------| 3x
D---------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------|

“I have other uses for you, Darling.”

E------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------|
G------------------------------------------------| 2x
D-------2----------------------------------------|
A----1--------1--4-----1--2--------4-------1--2--|
E-0--------0--------0--------0--3-----0--3-------|

“La la la la la la la la la la la la la”

Break 2
Guitar 1
E-12-------12-----------------------------------------------------------|
B-15b17~~~~17\----------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------12------12--14----------------------12--14|
D-----------------12/14---14------14----------14---------/12--14--------|
A--------------------------------------------------14-------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

E------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------15b17~~~--15p12----------------------------|
G-15p14p12------------------14p12h14p12-----12h14v~~\--|
D---------------------------------------14-------------|
A------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------|

“Da da da da da da da da da da da da dead”

Break 3
Guitar 1
E-----------------------------------12---------------------------------|
B-12------12---12------12---12------12---------------------12------12--|
G-14b16--------14b16--------14b16-------12--14--12---------14b16-------|
D---------------------------------------------------14-----------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 1
E-------------------------------|
B-12----------------------------|
G-14b16~~~----------------------|
D-------------------------------|
A-------------------------------|
E-------------------------------|

Guitar 2
E-------------------------------|
B-------------------------------|
G---------------5---4-----------|
D---------------5---4---5---4---|
A---------------3---2---5---4---|
E-----------------------3---2---|

“I	  love   the   dead,			   I	   love   the   dead”
Guitar 2	
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----10~~------10\--------10------10----8--------6~~-------6\--------6--|
G----10~~------10\--------10------10----9--------7~~-------7\--------7--|
D----10~~------10\--------10------10----9--------7~~-------7\--------7--|
A-----8~~-------8\---------8-------8----7--------5~~-------5\--------5--|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

  “I	   love   the   dead,	     so…”
Guitar 2
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----6----5--------3~~-------3\--------3-------3----4-------------------|
G----7----5--------3~~-------3\--------3-------3----4-------------------|
D----7----5--------3~~-------3\--------3-------3----4-------------------|
A----5----3--------1~~-------1\--------1-------1----2-------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 1 (Solo)
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------17b19~~~~--17b19~~~19r17--16~~-|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

E---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-16-15-------------------------16------------------------------------|
D-------17-16-14-17~~-----17-17----17-16-14-16-14-17-16p14------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------16---------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------17b19--|

E---------------------------------------------------------------12-----|
B------------------------------------------------------------12----15--|
G-----------------12-14-15-12\-------12----------12----12-14-----------|
D-------------/14----------------/14----14p12h14----14-----------------|
A-16/12b14~~-----------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|

E----------------------12--------12-------12-------12-------12--------12|
B-15b17r15-12~~--15b17-----12-15----12h15----12-15----12h15-----12-15---|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

E-15p12-------12p10-----------------------------------------------------|
B-------15p12-------12p10-12-10--------------10-12p10----10-------------|
G-------------------------------12--12~~--12----------12----9-12-9--9~~-|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

E---------------------------------|
B---------------------------------|
G-9-12~~--(all that I can hear)---|
D---------------------------------|
A---------------------------------|
E---------------------------------|

Guitar 2 (Solo)
E------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------|
G------------------------------------------------| 8x
D-------2----------------------------------------|
A----1--------1--4-----1--2--------4-------1--2--|
E-0--------0--------0--------0--3-----0--3-------|

E-----------------------------|
B-----------------------------|
G-----------------------------|
D-------------5-------2-------|
A-----4---1-------1-------4---|
E-0---------------------------|

(During this whole chorus of "I love the dead..." guitar 2 plays what is below)
“I	  love   the   dead,	              I      love   the   dead”
Guitar 2	
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----10~~------10\--------10------10----8--------6~~-------6\--------6--|
G----10~~------10\--------10------10----9--------7~~-------7\--------7--|
D----10~~------10\--------10------10----9--------7~~-------7\--------7--|
A-----8~~-------8\---------8-------8----7--------5~~-------5\--------5--|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

               “I      love   the   dead,      so…”
Guitar 2
E---------------------------------------------------------|
B----6----5--------3~~-------3\--------3-------3----4-----|
G----7----5--------3~~-------3\--------3-------3----4-----|
D----7----5--------3~~-------3\--------3-------3----4-----|
A----5----3--------1~~-------1\--------1-------1----2-----|
E---------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 1
“I love the dead”

E----------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------|
G-22b24~~~--22~~--19--22p19--19p17--17p14--14--------|
D----------------------------------------------15~~~-|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|

“I love the dead”

E------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------|
G-17b19~~~---------------------------------------------|
D-----------17b19r17--15------15-----------------------|
A-------------------------17------17--15~~--17v~~~17\--|
E------------------------------------------------------|

“I love the dead”

E---------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------|
G--------15----------15----------15----------15------------17\--|
D-18b20-------18b20-------18b20-------18b20-------18b20~~~------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------|

(Panting)

“I love the dead”

E------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------------|
G--------17--17---17-17------------------------17------------|
D-17b19----(hold bend)---19r17--15------17b19-hold-19r17~~~--|
A-----------------------------------17-----------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------|

“I love he dead”

E------------------------15--17--15b17r15-----------------|
B----------------15--18--------------------18--15--18~~~--|
G-17b19~~~~--17-------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------|

“I love the dead”

E--------------------------------------------------------15-----|
B-15-----15-------------------15-----15------------------18b20\-|
G-17b19------17--15--17--15---17b19------17--15--17--15---------|
D---------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------|

(Panting)

“I love the dead”

E----------------------------|
B----------------------------|
G----------------------------|
D----------------------------|
A-/15~~15--15~~~~15~~~~15\---|
E----------------------------|

“I love the dead”

E-----------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------|
D-12v-12~~--12--14---12--15---12--12~~--12--14---12--15v~~--|
A-----------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------|

“I love the dead”

E-----------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------|
G--------15---------15~~-------------15----------------17\--|
D-18b20------18b20--------15\----/15------18b20--<20>-------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------|

(Panting)

“I love the dead”

E---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G--------17--17-------------------------------------------|
D-17b19--(hold)--19r17--15------15~~----15----------------|
A---------------------------17--------------15~~---17~~~--|
E---------------------------------------------------------|

 “I love the dead”

E------------------------------------------------------|
B--------15---------15---------15---------15-----------|
G-17b19------17b19------17b19------17b19------(repeat)-|
D------------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------|

“I love the dead”

E-------------------------------------------15------|
B-15------15~~--15------15~~--15------15~~--18b20\--|
G-----17------------17------------17----------------|
D---------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------|

(Guitars exit while orchestra plays, then guitars return…)

Guitar 3
E------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------|
G--------------0-------------------------------0-------|
D----------4-------------------------------4-----------|
A------2-------------------------------2---------------|
E--0-------------------------------0-------------------|

Guitars re-enter…
Guitar 1
E---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G------------------------------------------------------------12t14----|
D---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
E---------12----------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------12-----------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------11------------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 3
E---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------0-------------------------------0----------------|
D----------------4-------------------------------4--------------------|
A------------2-------------------------------2------------------------|
E-/12----0-------------------------------0----------------------------|

“I love the dead before they're cold”
Guitar 1
E---------14r12~~~~---------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------14b16v~~~----|
D---------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
E-12------------------------------------------------|
B------12-------------------------------------------|
G-----------11--------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------|

“Their blueing flesh for me to hold.”
Guitar 1
E------------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------------------|
G------------------------------------------------------12----------|
D------------------------------------------12--14--12------14v~~~--|
A--------------------------------------14--------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
E-12---------------------------------------------------------------|
B------12----------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------11-----------------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------|

“Cadaver eyes upon me see…			…nothing.”
Guitar 2
E-12----------------------------------------------------|
B------12-----------------------------------------------|
G-----------11------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------|