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The Stranglers - Walk On By
Tabbed By: Reecy
Email: Bushhead81@Hotmail.com

Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)



WALK ON BY
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Transcription by: Richard Stanforth (rtstanforth@hotmail.com)
Date of Transcription: 19th May 2002

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(as performed by The Stranglers)

Released both as a single and with the 'Black & White' album in 1978.


intro (Am):

E---------------------|
B--------------3p1----|
G--2-2-x-2-2-2-2---2--|
D--2-2-x-2-2-2-2---2--| <- play 8 times, when pulling off from the Asus4 chord to the
A--0-0-x-0-0-0-0---0--|    Am, let the other strings ring. Listen to the recording to see
E---------------------|    what I mean.


Am
If you see me walking down the streets
    D          Am  D            Am   D
And I start to cry each time we meet
        Gm7  Am
Walk on by
           Gm7     Am
Oh, walk on by and make believe
    Dm                        Am
That I can see the tears that let me grieve
   Bb                       C
In private 'cos each time I see you
             F   Bb
I just wanna cry
        F  Bb        F  Bb        F
Walk on by,  walk on by,  walk on by


Am
I just can't get over losing you
    D       Am      D         Am      D
And so if I seem so broken in pieces
        Gm7  Am
Walk on by
           Gm7     Am
Oh, walk on by and foolish pride
  Dm                        Am
If I can see the tears then let me hide
        Bb                        C
All the tears and the sadness you gave me
                  F   Bb
When you said goodbye
        F Bb         F  Bb        Am7
Walk on by,  walk on by,  walk on by
               Bm7
Let's go for a stroll in the trees!



keyboard solo:
Am7 Bm7 (x 33)


guitar solo:

  Am7  Bm7                       Am7                 Bm7
E------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
B--10----10-12-12^12p10-----10-|-12-12^-10-12^-10------------------------------|
G------------------------12----|------------------12-11h12p11------------------|
D------------------------------|------------------------------12-9---9-9h10p9--|
A------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|

  Am7                      Bm7                Am7                          Bm7
E-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------10-12-|--12^12p10-----10-12-12^12p10-12^-10-------------|
G--------------------------9-11-11s12-------|------------12-----------------------12-11h12p11-|
D------------------9-10-12------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
A-12-9---9-9-10-12--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|

   Am7                        Bm7
E---------------------------------------------------------|
B--12h13p12-----------------------------------------------|
G-----------14-12-12h14p12--------------------------------|
D--------------------------14-12-12h14p12-----------------|
A-----------------------------------------14-12--12s14----|
E---------------------------------------------------------|


   Am7                        Bm7
E---------------------------------------------------------|
B--12h13p12-----------------------------------------------|
G-----------14-12-12h14p12--------------------------------|
D--------------------------14-12-12h14p12-----------------|
A-----------------------------------------14-12--12s14----|
E---------------------------------------------------------|

   Am7                         Bm7
E---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G--------------12-14-14^-12----12-14-14^-12---------------|
D--------12h14--------------14--------------14-12h14p12---|
A--12h14--------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------|

  Am7                         Bm7
E---------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------12-13-13s15----------|
G--------------12-14-14^-12----12-14----------------------|
D--------12h14--------------14----------------------------|
A--12h14--------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------|


  Am7             Bm7                Am7              Bm7
E-----15-----15-----15-----15-----15-----15-----15-----15-----15------------|
B-15^----15^----15^----15^----15^----15^----15^----15^----15^*----15**------|
G---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 ^^ bends are up a full note, hold bend on the * and release the bend on the ** ^^

 Am7                        Bm7
E---------------------------------------------------------|
B--12h13p12-----------------------------------------------|
G-----------14-12-12h14p12--------------------------------|
D--------------------------14-12-12h14p12-----------------|
A-----------------------------------------14-12--12s14----|
E---------------------------------------------------------|

 Am7                         Bm7
E---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G--------------12-14-14^-12----12-14-14^-12s--------------|
D--------12h14--------------14----------------------------|
A--12h14--------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------|

 Am7                   Bm7               Am7                 Bm7
E--0---0---0---0---0------------------|--0---0---0---0---0-------------------|
B--3s5-3s5-3s5-3s5-3s5-3p1p0----------|--3s5-3s5-3s5-3s5-3s5-3p1p0-----------|
G----------------------------2-2s4----|----------------------------2-2s4-----|
D-----------------------------------2-|----------------------------------4s5-| <- let high E
A-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------| string ring
E-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

Am7                   Bm7               Am7                 Bm7
E--0---0---0---0---0------------------|--0---0---0---0---0-------------------|
B--3s5-3s5-3s5-3s5-3s5-3p1p0----------|--3s5-3s5-3s5-3s5-3s5-3p1p0-----------|
G----------------------------2-2s4----|----------------------------2-2s4-----|
D-----------------------------------2-|----------------------------------4s5-| <- same here
A-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

  Am7                  Bm7                       Am7                      Bm7
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--3h5p3----3h5p3----3h5p3----3h5p3----3h5p3-----1h3p1----1h3p1----1h3p1----1h3p1----1h3p1----|
G---------4--------4--------4--------4--------4---------2--------2--------2--------2--------2-|
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

      Am7                     Bm7                     Am7                      Bm7
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--3h5p3----3h5p3----3h5p3----3h5p3----3h5p3-----1h3p1----1h3p1----1h3p1----1h3p1----1h3p1----|
G---------4--------4--------4--------4--------4---------2--------2--------2--------2--------2-|
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  Am7           Bm7               Am7               Bm7
E-------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B----------------3--------------|-------------------8-7--7-7s8-7s8-|
G--------2-----2---4--4-4s5-4s5-|----------7------7----------------|
D--2-4-5---4-5------------------|-7-7-9-10---9-10------------------|
A-------------------------------|----------------------------------|
E-------------------------------|----------------------------------|

  Am7                   Bm7
E-----------------------10------------------|
B-----------10-------10----12--12-12^-10----|
G-9-9-11-12----11-12---------------------12-|
D-------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------|

  Am7               Bm7                     Am7              Bm7
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-10-12^-10-12^-10-12^-10-12^-10-----------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------12-11h12p11-----------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------12-9--9-9h10p9--------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------12-9--9-9h10p9-----|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------12-|


over Am7 and Bm7:

E-----------|
B-----------|
G-----------|
D-9h10p9----| <- repeat 13 times
A--------12-|
E-----------|

E-------------|
B-------------|
G-11h12p11----|
D----------12-| <- repeat 5 times
A-------------|
E-------------|

E-------------|
B-10h12p10----|
G----------12-|
D-------------| <- repeat 5 times
A-------------|
E-------------|

E-10h12p10----|
B----------12-|
G-------------|
D-------------| <- repeat 13 times
A-------------|
E-------------|

  Am7                         Bm7
E----------------------------------------------|
B-12^*--**12p10--------------------------------|
G---------------12-11h12p11--------------------|
D---------------------------12-9--9h10p9-------| <- bend up, hold at * and release
A----------------------------------------12-9--|  bend and pull off at **.
E----------------------------------------------|


over Am7 and Bm7:

E-----------|
B-----------|
G-----------|
D-9h10p9----| <- repeat 13 times
A--------12-|
E-----------|


Am7
        Gm7  Am
Walk on by
           Gm7     Am
Oh, walk on by and make believe
    Dm                        Am
That I can see the tears that let me grieve
   Bb                       C
In private 'cos each time I see you
             F   Bb
I just wanna cry
        F  Bb        F  Bb
Walk on by,  walk on by...


(vocal ad. lib, repeat F and Bb, end on F).


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