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/ The Rolling Stones / It's Only Rock 'N Roll (1974) / It's Only Rock 'N Roll (But I Like It) guitar tab

The Rolling Stones
It's Only Rock And Roll

All Guitars in standard tuning

There are 7 guitars on this song
I'll try to number them in []
/ slide up
\ slide down
h hammer on
p pull off
() ghost note
B whole step bend
b half step bend
r() release
~ vibrato
X fret hand mute
@ use this symbols line up parts
! use this symbols line up parts

 This is the first electric you hear [1]
                            @
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------10/12--|-------------------10/12--|--------10----9-----------|
|-------------------11/13--|-------------------11/13--|-----9--------9---------9-|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|------------------------9h|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|


                                                       This is a different gtr[2]
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|---9-10/12----------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|---9-11/13\11--9-------9--|-----------------9\-------|--------------------------|
|11---------------9h11--9--|-(9)----------------------|----------------9---------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|-----------9h11--------7--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|-------------------7h9----|

@ This is another guitar[3]
|----------------------12--|--------------------------|--12-----12-----12--------|
|----------------------12--|----------rest------------|--12h14--12h14--12--------|
|-----------------/13------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|


Guitar 1 stops and reappears at the chorus, 2 comes back during the verse

 This is the main rhythm guitar[4]
 
 @                                                                        If
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|-----------------------2--|--------4-----5-----4-----|-----2--4-----2-----4-----|
|-----------------------0--|-----0--0-----0-----0-----|-----0--0-----0-----0-----|

Verse
      I could stick  my pen      in my heart           spill it all over the stage
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|-----2--------------4-----|--------------2-----4-----|-----2--4-----5-----4-----|
|--0--0--3h4------0--0-----|-----0--3--4--0--0--0-----|-----0--0-----0-----0-----|

                     would       it satisfy   ya Would it slide on by ya   Would
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|-----2--------2-----4-----|-----2--4-----5-----4-----|-----5--4-----2--4--------|
|-----0--3--4--0-----0--0--|-----0--0-----0-----0-----|-----0--0-----0--0--------|

 ya think the boy     is strange?         Ain't he strange?                   If
                            !
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|-----2--4-----5-----4-----|--X--2--4-----X--4-----7--|-----5-----2--------------|
|--0--0--0-----0-----0-----|--X--0--0-----X--0-----5--|-----3-----0--------------|

  I could win ya        if      I could sing ya    a    love song   so divine
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|-----2--4-----5-----4-----|-----2--------2-----4-----|-----2--4-----5-----4-----|
|--0--0--0-----0-----0-----|-----0--3--4--0-----0-----|-----0--0-----0-----0-----|

                     would  it be enough for your          cheatin' heart   if
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|-----2--------2-----4-----|-----2--4-----5-----4-----|-----2--------2-----4-----|
|-----0--3--4--0-----0-----|-----0--0-----0-----0-----|-----0--3--4--0-----0-----|

      I broke down and cried         If  I        cried
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------4-----5-----4-----|--2-----4--------2-----7--|-----5-----2--------4-----|
|-----0--0-----0-----0-----|--0--0--0--------0-----5--|-----3-----0-----0--0-----|


                    I said
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|-----2--4-----------------|
|-----0--0-----0--0--0--0--|
End Verse






 Guitar [2]
 This comes in at the "Ain't He strange" Part
 Verse
 !
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------9--------|--9--------9--------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------9--------|--9--------9--------------|
|-----------------------7--|-----5--------------------|-------------------10-11--|
|-----------------------5--|-----3-----0--------------|--------------------------|

|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|-----9--------9-----------|--------------------------|
|-----9--11----9-----11----|-----9--------9-----------|-----9--11----9-----11----|
|-----7--7-----7-----7-----|--------------------------|-----7--7-----7-----7-----|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|

|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|-----9--------9--------9--|-----9--------9-----------|-----9--------9--------9--|
|-----9--------9--------9--|-----9--------9-----------|-----9--------9--------9--|
|--------10-11-------------|--------10-11-------------|--------10-11-------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
                                                                          I said
|-----------------------5--|-----3--------------------|--------------------------|
|-----------------------5--|-----3--------------------|--------------------------|
|------------9----------6--|-----4-----------9--------|--9--------9--------------|
|------------9----------7--|-----5-----------9--------|--9--------9--------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------10-11-|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|

End Verse

Guitar[1] Chorus 
 I           know      it's only rock n   roll but I   like  it      
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--10--------10---------10-|
|-/10--------10------10----|-----10-10-----10---------|--10B-------10B--------10-|
|-/9---------9-------9-----|-----9--9------9----------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|

                 I said     I       know          it's only rock n rol but I     
|(10)-----10---10----------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|(10)B----10B--10Br(10)----|--10\9---10--(10)\--------|--10-10---------10\-------|
|----------------------9\--|--9-\8---9---(9)-\--------|--9--9----------9-\-------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|

 like   it


Date: Mon, 27 Oct 97 20:50:43 PST
From: "Stephen V. Smith" 
Subject: CRD: It's Only Rock and Roll by The Rolling Stones

     It's Only Rock 'N' Roll - The Rolling Stones (1974)
     
     E
     If I could stick my pen in my heart
     I would spill it all over the stage
     Would it satisfy ya, would it slide on by ya,
     Would you think the boy is strange?
              A  G  E
     Ain't he strange?
     
     E
     If I could win ya, If I could sing ya
     a love song so divine
     would it be enough for your cheating heart
     if I broke down and cried?
          A G E
     If I cried?
     
          CHORUS
                 A                                        E
          I said I know... it's only rock and roll, but I like it
          A
          I know... it's only rock and roll,
                E        D        A     E
          but I like it, like it, yes I do
                  A
          Oh well I like it 
            E
          I like it
            A
          I like it
                 D         A
          I said can't you see
               D        A              E
          that this old boy has been a-lonely
     
     E
     If I could stick a knife in my heart
     Suicide right on the stage
     Would it be enough for your teenage lust
     Would it help to ease the pain?
               A G E
     Ease your brain?
     
     E
     If I could dig down deep in my heart
     Feelings would flood on the page
     Would it satisfy ya, would it slide on by ya,
     Would you think the boy's insane?
          A G E
     He's insane
     
     CHORUS, repeating to fade


The Rolling Stones albums
2005 A Bigger Bang
1997 Bridges to Babylon
1996 The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus
1994 Voodoo Lounge
1989 Steel Wheels
1986 Dirty Work
1983 Undercover
1981 Tattoo You
1980 Emotional Rescue
1978 Some Girls
1976 Black and Blue
1974 It's Only Rock 'N Roll
1973 Goats Head Soup
1972 Exile on Main St.
1971 Sticky Fingers
1969 Let It Bleed
1968 Beggars Banquet
1967 Their Satanic Majesties Request
1967 Flowers
1967 Between the Buttons
1966 Aftermath
1965 December's Children (And Everybody's)
1965 Out of Our Heads
1965 The Rolling Stones, Now!
1964 12 X 5
1964 The Rolling Stones (England's Newest Hitmakers)
It's Only Rock 'N Roll tabs
01If You Can't Rock Me tabbass tab
02Ain't Too Proud to Beg tabbass tab
03It's Only Rock 'N Roll (But I Like It) tabbass tab
04Till the Next Goodbye tabbass tab
05Time Waits for No One tabbass tab
06Luxury tabbass tab
07Dance Little Sister tabbass tab
08If You Really Want to Be My Friend tabbass tab

 

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