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/ ABBA / ABBA Gold. Greatest Hits / Gimme Gimme Gimme guitar tab

Gimme!Gimme!Gimme! by ABBA.
(Benny Andersson/Bjorn Ulvaeus).

Transcribed by Pablo Martinez. (megamono@adinet.com.uy).

I couldn't find the tab for this great song,so I decided to write
it my self.
Of course,you MUST listen to the song for the correc timing,
and to check out what I mean when I say "GREAT SONG".
For corrections,commentaries,or just an "ABBA RULE!!!!",please
mail me.

Intro:

|----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----3-------3--------3-------3-------3-------3-------3--------3------
|---2---2---3---3----0-------2---2---3---3---2---2---0--------2---2----
|-0-------0----------------0-------0-------0---------------0-----------
|-----------------3------0-------------------------3-----0-------------
|----------------------------------------------------------------------

|----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----3-------3--------3-------3-------3-------3-------3---------------
|---2---2---3---3----0-------2---2---3---3---2---2---0---0-------------
|-0-------0----------------0-------0-------0---------------0-----------
|-----------------3------0-------------------------3-------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------------------

(Ain't that intro amazing?).

When you are going to start the second instance of the intro,
keyboard plays this: (it's useful if you are playing in a band
with no keyboard and you want to perform the song just by guitars).

|------------------
|------------------
|---5-7\5----------
|-------7-5\3-0----
|------------------
|------------------

Ok,now the guitar "horse-ride" played during the "keyboard part" before
the start of the lyrics:

|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------0-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--
|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---------------------------5
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------

|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------0-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-----------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------

                                    |end of the keyboard part
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-7-7-7-7-7-------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5----3-----------------------------
|------------------------------------------------5----3-----1/3---------
                                    Half past twelve and I'm watching...

now the keyboard thing for this part:

|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------5-5--------------------
|-----7-7---------7-7------------10-10---------5-----5------------------
|---7-----7-----7-----7-------10--------10-7-7--------------------------
|-5---------5-5---------5/8-8--------------------------5----------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------

it goes twice,as you'll probably see if you compare this with the guitar.
In the second time it finishes with:

|------------------------------
|------------------------------
|-----------------------2/4----
|-----------------------3/5----
|-5----3----------------3/5----
|-----------5---- 3------------
Half past twelve and  I'm watching...
(during the verses keyboard plays the "I'm watching thing",like in
"my flat" "I hate",and so on).

Verse: it goes twice.(if youn don't listen to the song it's
useless to read this).ah,remember to play this in "disco mode".

|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-5---3-----------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------5-----3-----1/3-3-3-3-3-1-3-1/3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-1-3-1/3-------
Half past twelve and...(I'll write the lyrics later).

|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3---------------------
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-1-3-3-1-----------------------------5-3-1/3-------------
after the 1/3 play the pattern again but now after the last 5 in the 5th
string,it goes to the "there's not a soul..." part:

|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-5\4-------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6\3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-------

|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------

a couple of 6 before the 6/3 and when it goes from the 3 to the 5,
keyboard plays this after the "out there..."

4th string |-2-3-5-3-2-3-0-

and after the no one to hear my praire,during the 555557777 change,
it's something like: third sting | 7/down to where you judje by ear
and then 9/down the same.

Now the gimme gimme part:

|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-7-7\3-3-3-3/5-5-5-7-7-7-7-3-3-3-3/7-7-7-7-3-3-3-5-5-5-5---------------
|-5-5\1-1-1-1/3-3-3-5-5-5-5-1-1-1-1/5-5-5-5-3-3-3-5-3-3-3---------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                           |at this point keyboard does:
|------------------------
|------------------------
|-----------5-7-5--------
|---7-------------7-5\3-0
|-5---5-3-5--------------
|------------------------

this part goes twice and then it goes back to the horse ride of the keyboard
part but this time it extends the horse ride after the keyboard has ended.
(this tab is intented for people who listened to the song and wanted
to play it,so if you didn't,you're probably not understanding anything).

Now the disco riff:

5th |-3/5-5-3-5-----
6th |-----------0-3-

(play it a lot and try to slap at 5 some times).

An finally...the lyrics and the chords.

"HORSE RIDE"

D D D D E F F F F F A A A A A A A D D D D D
(again)

 D     C    A     G     F/G                      F/G
Half past twelve and I'm watching the last show,in my flat all alone,
  F/G                                D
how I hate to spend the evening on my own.
 D   C    A    G   F/G                       F/G
Au-tumm winds blo-wing outside the window as I look around the room,
    F/G                                 D
and it makes me so depressed to see the gloom.
 A#
There's not a soul out there
G                                  D
no one to hear my praireeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
  D             A#    C        D
Gimme gimme gimme a man after midnight,
 A#             D                 C       D
won't somebody help me chase the shadows away.
  D             A#    C        D
Gimme gimme gimme a man after midnight,
 A#             D                       C       D
take me trough the darkness till the brake of the day.

verse 2:
Movie stars at the end of the rainbow,with a fortune to win,
it's so different from the world I'm living in.
Tired of TV I open the window,and I gaze in to the night,
but there's nothing there to see no one in sight.

There's not a soul out there,no one to hear my praire.

Gimme gimme gimme a man after midnight,
won't somebody help me chase the shadows away.
Gimme gimme gimme a man after midnight,
take me trough the darkness till the brake of the day.
Gimme gimme gimme a man after midnight.
Gimme gimme gimme a man after midnight.


There's not a soul out there,no one to hear my praire.

Gimme gimme gimme a man after midnight,
won't somebody help me chase the shadows away.
Gimme gimme gimme a man after midnight,
take me trough the darkness till the brake of the day.
Gimme gimme gimme a man after midnight.
won't somebody help me chase the shadows away.
Gimme gimme gimme a man after midnight.
take me trough the darkness till the brake of the day.

(I hope you liked it!!).


ABBA albums
1981 The Visitors
1980 Super Trooper
1979 Voulez Vous
1977 The Album
1976 Arrival
1975 Abba
1974 Waterloo
1973 Ring Ring
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