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/ Def Leppard / Retro Active (1993) / She's Too Tough guitar tab

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Date: Sun, 3 Sep 1995 16:14:09 -0400 (EDT)
From: Gary and Teresa Vander Ploeg
Subject: She's Too Tough - Def Leppard

                         "She's Too Tough" - Def Leppard
                          From the Album "Retro-Active"
                         Words and music by: Joe Elliott

     I liked this song the first time I heard it in 1987 on Helix's Wild in the
Streets album.  When Def Leppard released it as a b-side on the Heaven single
CD, I was amazed that it could actually sound better.  The remixed version on
the Retro-Active album is even better, yet.  Both guitar parts are transcribed
here, although I am not positive about the division of the parts between the two
guitars.

V = Palm mute
/ = Slide up
\\ = Slide down
/B\\ = Bend
~ = Vibrato
^ = Hammer on/off

Intro
let ring, clean tone                         w/ dist on 4th time
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-------------------------------------------2-------------------------
G|-------0--------0--------0--------0--------2-------------------------
D|----0--------0--------0--------0-----------2-------------------------
A|-3--------2--------0-----------------------0-------------------------
E|----------------------------3--------2--0----------------------------
                                      /B\\
Riff 'A' guitar 1
E|-----------------------------------------
B|-4-4------4-4------4-4------4-4------4-4-
G|-4-4------4-4------4-4------4-4------4-4-
D|-4-4------4-4------4-4------4-4------4-4-
A|-2-2------2-2------2-2------2-2------2-2-
E|-------0--------0--------0--------0------

E|---------------------------------------------------------
B|-2----------------------------2-2-2----------------------
G|-2----------------------------2-2-2----------------------
D|-2----------------------------2-2-2----------------------
A|-0----------------------------0-0-0----------------------
E|---------------------------------------------------------

Riff 'A' guitar 2
E|-----------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------
G|-----------------------------------------
D|-9-9------9-9------9-9------9-9------9-9-
A|-9-9---7--9-9---7--9-9---7--9-9------9-9-
E|-7-7---7--7-7---7--7-7---7--7-7------7-7-

E|----------------------------------------------------------
B|---10---101010-10-10-10-10------------10----10------------
G|---9----9-9-9--9--9--9--9-------------9--99-9--99-7-7-7-6-
D|-7-7----7-7-7--7--7--7--7-----7-7-7---7--77-7--77-7-7-7-7-
A|-7----------------------------7-7-7------^^----^^---------
E|----------------------------------------------------------

Riff 'B' guitar 1
E|-----------------------------------
B|-1----0----6--6--5-6--5--6--6--5-6-
G|-0----0----5--5--4-5--4--5--5--4-5-
D|-0----0----3--3--2-3--2--3--3--2-3-
A|-3---------3--3--2-3--2--3--3--2-3-
E|------3----------------------------

Riff 'B' guitar 2
E|-----------------------------------
B|-5---------------------------------
G|-5---------------------------------
D|-5----5----3--3--2-3--2--3--3--2-3-
A|-3----5----3--3--2-3--2--3--3--2-3-
E|------3----1--1--0-1--0--1--1--0-1-

Riff 'C'
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-444----4--4-4----4--4-4----4--4-4----4--4-2----2--2-2----2--2-2-----
G|-444----4--4-4----4--4-4----4--4-4----4--4-2----2--2-2----2--2-2-----
D|-444----4--4-4----4--4-4----4--4-4----4--4-2----2--2-2----2--2-2-----
A|-222----2--2-2----2--2-2----2--2-2----2--2-0----0--0-0----0--0-0-----
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------

E|----------------
B|-2--2-2----2----
G|-2--2-2----2----
D|-2--2-2----2----
A|-0--0-0----0----
E|--------------0-

Riff 'D' (both guitars)
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-1----0----------1--------1--------1--------1------------------------
G|-0----0-------0--------0--------0--------0---------------------------
D|-0----0----3--------2--------0---------------------------------------
A|-3------------------------------------3--------2--0------------------
E|------3--------------------------------------------------------------

(Riff 'A')
Black stockings and a high heeled dress
Good lookin' your face is a mess
She's no angel
Oh, no
(Riff 'A')
Gun loaded, she's got plenty to spare
She'll pull your trigger before you're there
She's no angel
Oh, no

CHORUS    (Riff 'B')
          She's too tough
          Can't help it
          She just can't help it

CHORUS

(Riff 'A')
Hands off, its a catch twenty-two
You can't touch and she can't refuse
She's no angel
Oh, no
(Riff 'A')
Whiplash, give her six of the best
Lay back, let her mind do the rest
She's no angel
Oh, no

CHORUS    (Riff 'B' 4 times)
SOLO      (Riff 'C' 2 times)
CHORUS    (Riff 'B')
          (Riff 'D')
          She's too
          Tough
CHORUS    (Riff 'C' 4 times and fade)


I've cooked up my own little guitar fill for the second guitar in the chorus:

E|--------------------------------------
B|-----------------8-8--6-5-6~~~~~~~~~~-
G|------5--------7----------------------
D|------------5-------------------------
A|-3------------------------------------
E|--------------------------------------
   She's     to             tough   can't help it, she just can't help it

etc

Transcribed by Gary Vander Ploeg to the best of his ability 1995.



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Gary and Teresa Vander Ploeg		"When Cortez reached the New World,
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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada               his men were well motivated."
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Def Leppard albums
2002 X
1999 Euphoria
1996 Slang
1995 Vault: Def Leppard's Greatest Hits
1993 Retro Active
1992 Adrenalize
1987 Hysteria
1983 Pyromania
1981 High 'N' Dry
1980 On Through the Night
Retro Active tabs
04Two Steps Behind (Acoustic Version) tabbass tab
05She's Too Tough tabbass tab
06Miss You in a Heartbeat tabbass tab
09From the Inside tabbass tab
10Ring of Fire tabbass tab

 

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