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Alice Cooper Tablature: The Ballad Of Dwight Fry

The Ballad Of Dwight Fry

Tabbed by: Rory MacKenzie
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---------------------------------|