Big Riff And Mando

Intro:  tab Riff : Em + (  Em + slide

E ------------------   ------------------    ----------------------   ---------------------
B--------------------  -------------------    --------------------   ---------------------
G ------------------   --------------------    --------------------   ---------------------(2 times)
D ---2-------------   --------------------    -------------------    ---------------------
A ---2---sl--7---   --------------------    --------------------   ---------------------
E -----------------   -----0---2---3------   ---0----2----3-----   ---------------------
 
 
              D5                           Dm                      C/G                       D/A
E ------------------- --   ----1----------------    -------------3--------   --------------5--
B------------3---------  ------------------3---   ---1-----------------   -----3-------------
G -----2--------------   ----------2------------  ---------------------   --------------------
D ---------------------   -------------------- --  ---------------------   --------------------
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Bb                                                C        Bb Dm ,D/A,D5 (Dm-D5-Dm (2times,on and off first finger)

Marty loved the sound of the stolen mandolin.
Bb                                     Gm             Bb   Dm D/A,D5 (Dm-D5-Dm(2times,on and off first finger)
Somebody took it on a dare in the night time.
 
Bb                                C                     Bb   Dm D/A,D5 (Dm-D5-Dm(2times,on and off first finger)
Ran up to the radio, calling out to the wind
Bb                                                               Gm                      Bb       Dm

Now, bring it, bring it back at least an hour before flight time

Bb                                                  C                   Bb     Dm

It was a souvenir, but it was a right arm missing.
Bb                                                F5                      G5
Swap a wood work rhyme for a humbucking top line
E5                                                                                  D5                                                 G5          A5
Big Riff, rough boy wants to be a singer in a band. A little slow in the brain box, but he had a quick right hand
 
 Bb                          D5                           E5                                     G5                           C5   Dm
Run left, run right everywhere he look, nobody watching no, but that was all he took last night.
Bb   C         Bb   Dm                Bb                         Gm              Bb    Dm
Running on a power of a stolen mandolin.    Steal a little inspiration, steal a little muscle.
                 Bb                                                C                Bb        Dm       Bb                          F5               G5
Will he wake in the morning, wond’ring was it really worth. it.      So make a little deal, make a little hustle.
E5                                                                                                   D5
Ringing on the radio, got a proposition for those English boys.  I’ll make the sing song, you can make the
        G5          A5         B5                               D5                                                                         G5
background noise.     One, two, three, four,  one bar and in.  Give you back the mando if you let this singer
         C5   Dm         Em
sing to - night   ( tonight)
Bb                                          C          Bb  Dm      Bb                  Gm                              Bb Dm
Running on the power of a stolen mandolin.      Steal a little inspiration(Steal a little muscle)
Bb                                  C                 Bb  Dm                 Bb                          F5                G5 F5 C5
Wake in the morning was it really worth it.    So come on   make a deal make a little hustle
Interlude

Bb                                             C          Bb   Dm      Bb                             Gm             Bb          Dm

Marty loved the sound of the stolen mandolin.       Big Riff took it on a dare in the night time.
                 Bb                                     C                    Bb          Dm     Bb                              Gm
Now it’s four o’clock , and we’re waiting at the soundcheck.        Looking for a face  staring in from the
       Bb                                                                    C             Bb  Dm                       Bb                F5
 sunshine.  We got two strong lawmen from the sheriff’s office       The’re gonna lift Big Riff before he
                        G5
plays the first line.
E5                                                                                             D5
Big Riff rough boy, wants to be a singer in a band.   Yeah, help him on the stage  now, put that microphone
G5         A5        B5                                   D5                            E5                                     G5
in his hand.    Think hard, think right, nothing in his mind. So Riff did a runner, but he left the mandolin
C5  Dm           Em
Be- hind    (behind)
Bb                                              C          Bb  Em        C                                                               Em
Marty loved the sound of his mandolin                Running on the power of a stolen mandolin
    C                                                                  C                                                                           Am
 Steal a little inspiration (Steal alittle muscle)         So make a little deal, yeah, make a little hustle.
C5     Em

A5 ( Repeat and fade)

 

Hello, Paco,  Here, a good one!  As usual corrections are welcome.

Have a good day.
M.L.  markl@interlinx.qc.ca
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