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The Stranglers - Burning Up Time
Tabbed By: Reecy
Email: Bushhead81@Hotmail.com

Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)



BURNING UP TIME
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Transcription by: Richard Stanforth (rtstanforth@hotmail.com)
Date of Transcription: 2nd April 2002

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intro: bass notes... A E A E
guitar and keyboards enter: A E A E


    G5       F#5      F5      E5
The Brighton Train it goes so soon
   A5       G#5      G5     F#5
My Brighton Belle is in her room
     A          E          A          E
It's burning up time, it's burning up time
    G5        F#5       F5       E5
The weekend's here, the Finchley boys
    A5    G#5    G5     F#5
Are gonna make a lot of noise
     A          E          A          E
It's burning up time, it's burning up time


E               D
I wanna burn up while I'm having good times
E                   D
Don't wanna burn up with other peoples bad times


riff:
  E                  D
E--------------------------------|
B-----5-----7------8-----10--10--|
G--------------------------------|
D--------------------------------| <- play twice
A--7-----9-----10-----12---------|
E--------------------------------|

B            D   B              G  A
Like a meteor... like to meet ya!


A  E  A  E

    G5     F#5     F5  E5
You either love or you despise
        A5      G#5      G5    F#5
There's just no time for compromise
     A          E          A          E
It's burning up time, it's burning up time
    G5        F#5   F5        E5
The days have gotta move real fast
   A5        G#5       G5    F#5
We know that nothing's gonna last
     A          E          A          E
It's burning up time, it's burning up time


E               D
I wanna burn up while I'm having good times
E                   D
Don't wanna burn up with other peoples bad times


(play riff twice)

B            D   B              G  A
Like a meteor... like to meet ya!


chords over keyboard solo: A E A E (x4) A E
"like a meteor, like to meet ya"...etc

(play riff 1 four times)

riff 2:
E--------------------------------|
B-----8-----7------6-----5--5----|
G--------------------------------|
D--------------------------------| <- play six times
A--10-----9-----8-----7----------|
E--------------------------------|

chords over the riff are:
1st time: B5, 2nd time: D5, 3rd time: E5
4th time: F5, 5th time: F#5, 6th time: G5 A5

ending:
the bass notes are: G F# F E A G# G F# (repeat over and over)
Hugh plays variations of riff 2.

"hello little girl, are you on your own?
 does you mummy know where you are?
 would you like a sweetie?"


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