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white stripes - ball and biscuit

----------------------------------- | Ball And Biscuit | | Words and Music by Jack White | | Tabbed by Patrick Ferris | ----------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Tab Definitions: | | E: 022100 | | E7: 022130 | | G: 320003 | | A: x02220 | | B: x24442 | | E5: 022xxx | | A5: x022xx | | B5: x244xx | |Asus4: x02230 | | h: Hammer onto note | | p: Pull off of note | | b: Bend to note | | /: Slide to note | | ~: Vibrato | | (): Ghost note/Note played on occasion | | "": A theoretical note | | P.M.: Palm Muting | | N.C.: No Chord played | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This song is highly improvisational, which in this case means that Jack uses a basic pattern of riffs and progressions that he picks at, playing only some of the notes a given time around. Tabbing each variation would be pointless (since even he doesn't play it the same way twice), so what I've done is to tab each recurring riff in its entirety and leave the variation up to you. INTRO: Parenthesis are not ghost notes, but notes only sometimes included in the progression Played 3x: E E7 G E E7 G e|----0---0-------0---0------ B|------3-----------3-------- G|--------------------------- D|-2--------------------(0)-- A|-2--------------------(2)-- E|-0---------3-0---------3--- E E7 RIFF 1 E E7 e|----0---0---------------------0---0-------- B|------3-------------------------3----2b-0-- G|-----------2h4-4-4p2p0--------------------- D|-----------------------2p0----------------- A|-2----------------------------------------- E|-0-------------------------0--------------- VERSE 1: (I've broken apart the staff into individual strings for a few simple riffs) E E7 G E E7 It's quite possible that I'm your third man girl G|-0h2-- E E7 G E E7 RIFF 1 E E7 G E E7 G A But it's a fact that I'm the seventh son No doubt about it G|-0----2-----4--2-----0----2---0-- (A-RIFF) N.C. A-RIFF N.C. It's quite possible that I'm your third man girl G E E7 G E E7 G B But it's a fact that I'm the seventh son A|-2---0---2-----0 (B-RIFF) N.C. A A-RIFF Right now you could care less about me G E E7 G E E7 e|-3b4-(0)-- But soon enough you will care, by the time I'm done CHORUS: E e|---------0---0--------0--0-------0---0--------0-----(0)-- B|---(0)-----------(0)--------(0)----------(0)------------- G|----4-------------3----------2------------0h1------------ D|--------------------------------------------------------- A|--------------------------------------------------------- E|-0-----------------------------------------------0------- Let's have a ball and a biscuit, sugar And take our sweet little E e|-------0-------------0--0-------0--0-------0--0---------0-- B|---------0----(0)----------(0)--------(0)--------(0)------- G|---------------3/4----------3----------2----------0h1------ D|----------------------------------------------------------- A|----------------------------------------------------------- E|-0--------------------------------------------------------- time about it A A-RIFF N.C. A-RIFF Let's have a ball, girl N.C. G E E7 G|-0h1-- E E7 G B And take our sweet little time about it B-RIFF N.C. A Tell everybody in the place to just get out A-RIFF N.C. G E E7 B We'll get clean together, and I'll find me a soapbox where I can shout it Yeah, BREAK 1: E5 A5 B5 N.C. A5 E5 e|------------------------------------------------------------------ B|------------------------------------------------------------------ G|------------2----------4----------2------------------------------- D|-2----------2----------4----------2----2-------------------------- A|-2----------0----------2----------0----2-------------------------- E|-0------0-3----------------------------0--4--4-4-5--5-5-6--6-6-7-- SOLO 1: (Over BREAK 1) (Some notes are not tabbed the way Jack plays them, but as a replication of the sound of his whammy pedal) e|-17b18b17-15-----22b24-b24b22--17b18b17-15------------------------------------------------------- B|-------------17----------------------------17---------------------------------------------------- G|-------------------------------------------------14b16--b16--16b14-12--14b16-(16b14)-14-12-14-12- D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- e|--------17-17b19----17-17b19--17-15-----15-----------17-15-------------------17--17-15----------------------- B|-----------------17-----------------17-----17/(10)---------13--15-15b17-13-------------13-13h15b16--18-15b16- G|(12/9)------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- e|-24b"27"--24-24-24-24-24b-22-----24/19-/24----24-22-12/24--10-12-14-12-14-12-10-12-10~--15b17--b17-15-b17-13----- B|-----------------------------24~-----------24----------------------------------------------------------------15b- G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- e|------------------ B|-15-13------------ G|-------14-12------ D|-------------14/-- A|------------------ E|------------------ Hey, E E7 E E7 G E E7 RIFF 1 E7 RIFF 1 VERSE 2: You read it in the newspaper Ask your girlfriends and see if they know A-RIFF (with Asus4): Asus4 e|-------------- B|-3p2---------- G|-----2-0-2-0-- D|-------------- A|-------------- E|-------------- A-RIFF (with Asus4) Read it in the newspaper Ask your girlfriends and see if they know That my strength is tenfold, girl I'll let you see it if you want to before you go Yeah, CHORUS: Let's have a ball and a biscuit, sugar And take our sweet little time about it Let's have a ball And take our sweet little time about it Tell everybody in the place to just get out We'll get clean together, and I'll find me a soapbox where I can shout it Yeah, I can think or one or two things to say about it Alright, listen: SOLO 2: (Over BREAK 1) e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------17b19-17b19-15-17-15-17- B|-17b--17-15-17-17-17-15-17-15b17--17--16-17-16-17-16-----17--15-17-15-17-15--15-15b17-------------------------- G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- E|-----------------------------------------------------17-------------------------------------------------------- e|-19b17-17b19-15~--17b-15----------17-17-15-17-20-17-15-17-17-17-15--------------------------------17b19b17---- B|-------------------------15--13~-----------------------------------15-15b-13-15-13~--13b14b13----------------- G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------14-----------14- A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- e|-17b19b17-----17b19b17-----17b19b17-15-------------22-22b24b22--------------------------------------------------- B|---------------------------------------17--(20-17)--------------------------------------------------------------- G|----------------------------------------------------------------12-----12-14b-14-12----12----12------------------ D|----------14-----------14-------------------------------------------14--------------14----14---14-14~--12-12b14~- A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- e|------------------------------- B|------------------------------- G|------------------------------- D|-14-12-10---------------------- A|----------10--12-10------------ E|--------------------12-10-(8)-- BREAK 2: E G E A E e|----0---0-----0---0-------0---0----0---0--(0)-----------------3---------------3-----------0--0-------------------- B|------3---------3----0------3--------3---------------2-3-2----------2-3-2----------------------------------------- G|---------------------0----------------------4p2p0----------0-----2--------0-2----4p2p0----------0h1-----------0h1- D|-2-------------------0----------------------------2--------------2------------------------------------------------ A|-2---------2---------------------2----------------0--------------0----------------------2------------2------------ E|-0---------0-----------0---------0------------------------------------------------------0------------0--0h2h3----- B A E e|-0---------------------------------------------3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-----0---0-- B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------3---- G|---0-2h4-4--4p2p0-2-0------4--4--2-0--------2---------------------------------- D|----------------------2-0--4----------------2---------------------------------- A|---------------------------2----------------0---------------------------------- E|--------------------------------------(0-3)--------------------------0--------- E B Get the point now? SOLO 3: (Over BREAK 1 played 2x) e|-17b19--b19-b19-17--17-17-15~--17b19--b19-b19-b18-b18-17-17-15--19--17-19b-17-17b19-b19-15--22b24b22--22-24-22-21-19- B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- e|-17-15----------------------------------------------------------------------------------15-12-15-12~--15-12-15-12~- B|-------13-13--13-15-13-15-13-15-13--13----13-15-13b15b13--13b14b13--13b15b13--------------------------------------- G|---------------------------------------14-------------------------------------16p13-13----------------------------- D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ B|---------------------------------------------------------------13------------------------------------------------- G|-------------11------------------14-12-14-12-14-12-14-12-14-12----14-------------------------------------12/15-16- D|----------12----14-12-14b16-12~---------------------------------------12-14-12-14--------------------------------- A|-14-14-14-------------------------------------------------------------------------14--12-10-12-10--12/14---------- E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ e|-22b24--b24--24-24/22-24-22~--24-22/24-24-22/24-24-22-24-22--24-22-24-22-24-24/22--24-24-24--24/22-22-24-22- B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- e|-24-22b24--24-24b--24-24b--24-22b24--24-22b24--24b"29"--b"27"-b29-b29-b27--17--15-17-20--20b21-20----------------- B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------14b15--b15-b15- D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ e|-----------------------------------12--------------12-------12---------------------3-------------- B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1-3-1-------- G|-14-12--14b15-14--14-12--14--13h14----13h14--13h14----13h14----14---2h4-4~--2-4-2----------2-0-2-- D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Yeah, VERSE 3: (With RIFF variations) Yeah, it's quite possible that I'm your third man But it's a fact that I'm the seventh son P.M. A e|------------------------------------- B|------------------------------------- G|----------------------------------2-- D|--------------0h2-p0-------2------2-- A|----------0h2--------2p0----------0-- E|-0--0h2h3----------------3----0-3---- It was the other two which made me your third (Turnaround from CHORUS) But it's my mother who made me the seventh son And right now you could care less about me But soon enough you will care, by the time I'm done Yeah, you just wait Just stick around You'll figure it out G G E
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