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Rolling Stones

Rocks Off

 

 

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Date: Sun, 29 Sep 1996 21:12:26 -0500

From: Patrik_Lundström

Subject: TAB: "Rocks off" by the Rolling Stones

 

 

R o c k s o f f

(Jagger-Richards)

 

Transcribed by: Patrik Lundstrom, patrik.lundstrom@lund.mail.telia.com

 

About the song: This song is the opening track of the '72 double album

"Exile on Main St."

 

I know this this isn't exactly how Keith plays it, but this works

quite nice for me anyway. There is no need for the open G tuning

in my version but if you want to you can do so without having to

substitute too much of my tabing. Occasionally I tune down the

A-string to a G which enables me to do Stones chording and still

play lead on the higher strings the way I'm used to. Experiment

yourself. Since the right timing is hard to show in tablature, I

haven't even tried to get it right. Listen to the record and you

will get the feel. Last but not least, I'm not a very accomplished

guitar-player or Stones interpreter but I hope this will help

someone to play one of the greatest songs of all times,

 

Patrik

 

 

intro:

3 times 2 times

E--------------------------------:||-----------------------:||

B---9--9--10--9------------------:||---9--9--9------9------:||

G---9--9--9---9------------------:||---9--9--9------9------:||

D---9--9--11--9------------9--9--:||---9--9--9--11-----11--:||

A-----------------9--9--9--9--9--:||-----------------------:||

E-----------------6--6--6--7--7--:||-----------------------:||

 

 

fill 1:

 

E-------------------------------------|

B---9--9--9------9-------9---10--9----|

G---9--9--9------9-------9---9---9----|

D---9--9--9--11-----11---9---11--9----|

A-------------------------------------|

E-------------------------------------|

 

 

chorus:

8 times

E---------------:||-------|-------|

B---4--4--5--4--:||---2---|---9---|

G---4--4--4--4--:||---2---|---9---|

D---4--4--6--4--:||---2---|---9---|

A---------------:||-------|-------|

E---------------:||-------|-------|

 

 

chorus fill: (Bobby Keys' and Jim Price's parts actually)

 

E--------------------|

B--------------------|

G---13--13--11--10---|

D---15--15--13--11---|

A--------------------|

E--------------------|

 

 

That is all tab I will supply you with. Now on to lyrics and chords

 

 

verse:

w/ fill 1 w/ fill 1

| A | B | E | E | A | B | E | E | A | A |

 

| A | A | B | B | B | B | A | E |

 

 

chorus:

w/ chorus part & fill when you feel like it

| B | B | B | B | B | B | B | B | A | E |

 

 

bridge:

 

| F#/A# | F#/A# | F# | F# | C#m | C#m |

| F#/A# | F#/A# | F# | F# | C#m | C#m | B | B |

 

 

 

I hear you talking when I'm on the street

Your mouth don't move but I can hear you speak

What's the matter with the boy

He don't come around no more

Is he checking out for sure

Is he gonna close the door on me

 

I'm always hearing voices on the street

I want to shout but I can hardly speak

I was making love last night

To a dancer friend of mine

I can't seem to stay in step

'Cause she come every time she pirouettes over me

 

But I only get my rocks off when I'm sleeping

I only get my rocks off when I'm dreaming

 

I'm zipping through the days at lightning speed

Plug in flush out and fire that fucking feed

Heading for the overload

Splattered on a dusty road

Kick me like you kicked before

I can't even feel the pain no more

 

But I only get my rocks off when I'm sleeping

I only get my rocks off when I'm dreaming

 

Feel so mesmerized can't describe that scene

Feel so hypnotized all that inside me

 

The sunshine bores the daylights out of me

Chasing shadows moonlight mystery

Heading for the overload

Splattered on a dusty road

Kick me like you kicked before

I can't even feel the pain no more

 

But I only get my rocks off when I'm sleeping

I only get my rocks off when I'm dreaming

 

 

 

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