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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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Bad Company - Feel Like Making Love

This is one from the band Foreigner wanted to be when they grew up...I loved Bad Company, I was a big fan of Free
AND Mott the Hoople, so when I heard Paul Rodgers - what a voice! and Simon Kirke had joined forces with Mick
Ralphs from Mott and Boz from King Crimson, I was a pretty happy chappy - even happier when I heard their first
single,"Can't Get Enough" on the radio, ran all the way to the record shop to buy it, same again when the album
was released a couple of weeks later.....

This is a kind of reflective ballad, the intro's very distinctive - and similar in style to the intro of the
Wilbury's "End of the Line" (think Mattguitar did that one - it's in here somewhere!)

So without further ado......

Intro......

Trawl through the internet, pick a tab site and you'll probably find these chords....

D C G Gsus4
E 11 9 7 8
B 10 8 8 8
G 10 8 7 7

But I think it sounds better with these....

D C G Gsus4
E 10 8 7 8
B 7 5 8 8
G 7 5 7 7
D 0 5 0 0

Like so.....

D C G
E-10-10-8-8-8-8-7-7-h8-7-|
B--7--7-5-5-5-5-8-8--8-8-|
G--7--7-5-5-5-5-7-7--7-7-|
D--0--0-5-5-5-5-0-0--8-0-|
A------------------------|
E------------------------|

D C G D
E-10-10-8-8-8-8-7-7-h8-10-|
B--7--7-5-5-5-5-8-8--8--8-|
G--7--7-5-5-5-5-7-7--7--7-|
D--0--0-5-5-5-5-0-0--8--0-|
A-------------------------|
E-------------------------|

I suggest you barre the top 3 strings at the 7th for the D chord, use your pinky on the top E.....as you're
coming down two frets for the C chord, barre the top 4 strings at the 5th, then as you go up to the G chord,
barre the top 3 strings at the 7th.....

Suggested strum pattern:

D
d d
1 + 2 +

C
d u u d
1 + a 2 +

G Gsus4 G
1 + a 2 +
d u u d d

for the first line, for the second line, substitute

G Gsus4 G
1 + a 2 +
d u u d d

for the last part.....

OK, onto the verses.......

Now while it cannot be gainsaid that paul Rodgers is a great singer, fabulous voice, wonderful phrasing, etc,
sometimes his lyrics are hard to make out - sometimes they really don't make sense from a grammatical point of
view, it's like he's so desparate to find a rhyme he'll throw one in even if it seems a bit out of context......
I have listened to this over and over again, and as far as I can make out, they're pretty close.....funny,
there are certain phrases I've sung for years which I'll have to change in future.....

Now the first thing we have to do is get from this voicing of D:

D G B E
0 7 8 10

to this:

D G B E
0 2 3 2

so, as the last D chord in the intro is held for a full bar, and as we're using a D shaped chord to play it,
why not play the root bass note - E string, 10th fret, and slide it down to about the fourth really quickly
to put us a bit nearer the neck? Just a little touch, but effective....then straight into the verse....it's
really easy, just D and G chords....

Strum pattern is something like this....

D G
d u d u d d u d d d u d u d d u d d
1 + 2 + 3 + a 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + a 4 +

(D)Baby, when I think a(G)bout you,
Think about (D)lo........(G)ove,
(D)Darling, don't live with(G)out you,
And your (D)lo.......(G)ove,
If I (D)had, those golden (G)dreams,
Of my (D)yesterday.(Yesterday)..ay...(G)ay,
I would (D)wrap you, in the (G)heaven,
Feel I'm (D)dyin' (dying, dying) on the (G)way,

Chorus.....

(G)Feel like (F)makin',(C/D/D) (C/D/D) (C/D/D)
(G)Feel like (F)makin',(C/D/D) (C/D/D) (C/D/D)
(G)Feel like (F)makin',(C/D/D) (C/D/D) (C/D/D)
Feel like (C)making (G)love (F)to (D)you.

Second verse.....

(D)Baby, if I think a(G)bout you,
Think about (D)lo........(G)ove,
(D)Darling, if I live with(G)out you,
I'd live without (D)lo.......(G)ove,

And if I (D)had, the sun and (G)moon,
And they were (D)shi.......(G)ning,
I would (D)give you, both night and (G)day,
Love satis(D)fy.......(G)ing,

(G)Feel like (F)makin',(C/D/D) (C/D/D) (C/D/D)
(G)Feel like (F)makin',(C/D/D) (C/D/D) (C/D/D)
(G)Feel like (F)makin',(C/D/D) (C/D/D) (C/D/D)
Feel like (C)making (G)love (F)to (D)you.

OK this is probably the easiest solo you'll ever learn....you even have a rest, as the last D chord is held for
a couple of bars.....soplenty of time to get your third finger up to the twelfth fret of the 12th string, slide
down to the 5th fret, same string, and play it with your first finger.....

D G D G
E------------------------------|
B------------------------------|
G------------------------------|
D----------7---------9-7h9p7---|
A-12s5-7s9---10-9h10--------10-|
E------------------------------|

D G D G
E------------------------------|
B------------------------------|
G------------------------------|
D----------7---------9-7h9p7---|
A-10s5-7s9---10-9h10--------10-|
E------------------------------|

And if I (D)had, those golden (G)dreams,
Of my (D)yesterday.(Yesterday)..ay...(G)ay,
I would (D)wrap you, in the (G)heaven,
Feel I'm (D)dyin' (dying, dying) on the (G)way,

Then repeat the chorus a few times....a few lead fills, a bit of ad libbing.....

And, er, that's it really.....I've got "Can't Get Enough" about 1/2 tabbed, but I've got another couple almost
finished - I hate working on one at a time, I get bored.....so I may post another old Bowie classic before I finish
"Can't Get Enough"....in the meantime, enjoy this one.....

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


   
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(@wes-inman)
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Hey Vic

I already know this, but thanks for the great song. I am a huge Bad Company fan. I heard Rock N Roll Fantasy on the drive home from work tonight. I love all those tunes.

I might post a tab on Can't Get Enough of Your Love next week or so. It is played with an open tuning. Super easy and sounds great.

More Bad Company. One of the greatest Rock bands ever. 8)

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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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Wes - I've nearly got "Can't Get Enough" finished in standard tuning, aww gimme this one mate...you can always add comments!

Please?

Pretty please?

:D :D :D

Vic

Oh and Wes - how do YOU play the intro to "Feel Like Making Love??"

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(@steves)
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Vic - I can't keep up with you lately! I just start work on one song and another great one comes along. But that's a good thing! I love Bad Co and this is a song I've always wanted to learn. I'll give it a go tonight. Can't wait for Rock n Roll Fantasy.

Paul Rogers was in town lately with Queen. Since I never had the chance to see either Bad Co or Queen in their heyday, I really wanted to see this show. Unfortunately, life (and work) got in the way. Maybe they'll come back later in the year.

Thanks for all the tabs,

Steve

P.S. Your post with links to all your tabs over in the Suggestions forum is great. I had forgotten about some of those!


   
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(@doug_c)
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Way cool, Vic. 8)


   
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Brilliant Job Vic, Got the intro first try sounds great as does the solo piece.
Don't know whether to play the verse as arpeggio or not though. What d'ya think ?

Be excellent to each other & party on dudes!
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(@wes-inman)
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Vic

I don't have my guitar handy, but I think I play the intro something like this:


D C/D G/D sus4 D

e--10i--10-10---8i--8-8---7m--8p-7---5i--
b--10i--10-10---8i--8-8---8r--8--8---7p--
g--11m--11-11---9m--9-9---7i--7--7---7r--
d--0----0--0----0---0-0---0---0--0---0---
a----------------------------------------
e----------------------------------------

This may or may not be correct. I do not always worry about getting guitar parts exactly correct. In fact, I like to be just a little different on purpose. And many times on recordings you are listening to many guitars at once, even several different guitars in different tunings. So, I don't worry about that much.

Give me a week or so and I will post Can't Get Enough. You will like it, super simple to play and sounds awesome.

Wes

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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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OK Wes - I'll leave "Can't get Enough" to you, I'll do something else......

*Twiddles Thumbs*........

Rod. it definitely sounds better strummed on acoustic.....

:D :D :D

Vic

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I've always finger picked the verses and then slapped the bejaysus out of the strings for the chorus, really nailing the bass strings

Immature? Of course I'm immature Einstein, I'm 50 and in a Rock and ROll band.

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I've just got the Bad Co book out. It shows a 12 string acoustic on intro. For the verses you have a 6 string acoustic arpeggiating with an electric chording. For the chorus you have guitar 4 + 5 (overdriven electric) wailing.

I love their music. I've only tried Shooting Star and I still don't even have that down yet. They have some interesting tunings. Can't Get Enough and Movin' On are tuned to open C. That's murder on a guitar.

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Bad Co - Still sounds great today!

E doesn't = MC2, E = Fb

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Here's my E-Z version designed with the acoustic guitar in mind...


FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE - Bad Company (written by Paul Rodgers & Mick Ralphs)
(arranged for solo acoustic guitar)

INTRO INTRO/OUTRO
PART ONE: PART TWO:

D C G D C G D/A
1/E |-10-10--8-8--8--7-7-8-7--7-7-|-10-10--8-8--8--7-7-8-2-|
2/B |-10-10--8-8--8--8-8-8-8--8-8-|-10-10--8-8--8--8-8-8-3-|
3/G |-11-11--9-9--9--7-7-7-7--7-7-|-11-11--9-9--9--7-7-7-2-|
4/D |--0-------------0-----0------|--0-------------0-----0-|
5/A |-----------------------------|----------------------0-|
6/E |-----------------------------|------------------------|
STRUM: V V V A V V A V A V V V V V A V V A V V

VERSE 1:

D C+9 G C+9 D C+9 G
BABY, WHEN I THINK A-BOUT YOU, I THINK A-BOUT LOVE__________
C+9 D C+9 G C+9 D C+9 G
DARLING, I DON'T LIVE WITH-OUT YOU, AND YOUR LOVE__________
C+9 D C+9 G C+9 D C+9 G
IF I HAD, THOSE GOLDEN DREAMS, OF MY YESTERDAY__________
C+9 D C+9 G
I WOULD WRAP YOU, IN THE HEAVEN,
C+9 D C+9 G
TILL I'M DYIN', DYIN', DYIN' ON THE WAY

CHORUS: (* = single strum)

FEEL LIKE MAKIN' C-D, D5 C-D, D5 C-D, D5 CHORUS: C-D, D5 C+9 G/B
C+9* G/B* 1/E |--------|-3---3-|
FEEL LIKE MAKIN' LOVE C-D, D5 C-D, D5 C-D, D5 2/B |------3-|-3---3-|
C+9* G/B* 3/G |---2--2-|-0---0-|
FEEL LIKE MAKIN' LOVE C-D, D5 C-D, D5 C-D, 4/D |---0--0-|-2---0-|
D5* C+9* G/B* D/A* 5/A |-3------|-3---2-|
FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE TO YOU 6/E |--------|-------|

VERSE 2:

D C+9 G C+9 D C+9 G
BABY, IF I THINK A-BOUT YOU, I THINK ABOUT LOVE__________
C+9 D C+9 G C+9 D C+9 G
DARLING, IF I LIVE WITH-OUT YOU, I LIVE WITHOUT LOVE__________
NC C+9 D C+9 G C+9 D C+9 G
AND IF I HAD, THE SUN AND MOON, AND THEY WERE SHINING__________
C+9 D C+9 G C+9 D C+9 G
I WOULD GIVE YOU, BOTH NIGHT AND DAY, LOVE SATIS-FYING__________

CHORUS: (* = single strum)

FEEL LIKE MAKIN' C-D, D5 C-D, D5 C-D, D5 CHORUS: C-D, D5 C+9 G/B
C+9* G/B* 1/E |--------|-3---3-|
FEEL LIKE MAKIN' LOVE C-D, D5 C-D, D5 C-D, D5 2/B |------3-|-3---3-|
C+9* G/B* 3/G |---2--2-|-0---0-|
FEEL LIKE MAKIN' LOVE C-D, D5 C-D, D5 C-D, 4/D |---0--0-|-2---0-|
D5* C+9* G/B* D/A* 5/A |-3------|-3---2-|
FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE TO YOU 6/E |--------|-------|

TRANSITION: CHORD VERSION
(use finger 1) SOLO 2X: D C G C G D

1/E |-slide-| |-2----0--0--3----3--3--7----7---5-|
2/B |-over--| |-3----1--1--3----5--5--8----8---7-|
3/G |-nut---| |-2----0--0--0----5--5--7----7---7-|
4/D |--12-| |-0----2--2--0----0--0--0----0---0-|

VERSE 3: (repeat last half of verse 1)

(D) D C+9 G C+9 D C+9 G
AND IF I HAD, THOSE GOLDEN DREAMS, OF MY YESTERDAY__________
C+9 D C+9 G
I WOULD WRAP YOU, IN THE HEAVEN,
C+9 D C+9 G
TILL I'M DYIN', DYIN', DYIN' ON THE WAY

CHORUS: (* = single strum)

FEEL LIKE MAKIN' C-D, D5 C-D, D5 C-D, D5 CHORUS: C-D, D5 C+9 G/B
C+9* G/B* 1/E |--------|-3---3-|
FEEL LIKE MAKIN' LOVE C-D, D5 C-D, D5 C-D, D5 2/B |------3-|-3---3-|
C+9* G/B* 3/G |---2--2-|-0---0-|
FEEL LIKE MAKIN' LOVE C-D, D5 C-D, D5 C-D, 4/D |---0--0-|-2---0-|
D5* C+9* G/B* D/A* 5/A |-3------|-3---2-|
FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE TO YOU 6/E |--------|-------|
C+9* G/B*
WELL I FEEL LIKE MAK-ING LOVE C-D, D5 C-D, D5 C-D, D5
C+9* G/B*
WELL I FEEL LIKE MAK-ING LOVE C-D, D5 C-D, D5 C-D, D5
D5* C+9* G/B* D/A*
FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE TO YOU

OUTTRO:

D C G D/A
1/E |-10-10--8-8--8--7-7-8-2-|
2/B |-10-10--8-8--8--8-8-8-3-|
3/G |-11-11--9-9--9--7-7-7-2-|
4/D |--0-------------0-----0-|
5/A |----------------------0-|

E doesn't = MC2, E = Fb

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(@matteo)
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hello all

first of all Vic thanks for having posted this great song. I've tried it a couple of times and have no problem with the verse (super-easy, any sixteen notes pattern works ok), I only have a bit of uncertainty regarding the exact chord progression of the chorus..

what it means C/D/d: a C chord with a D in the bass or is it one beat of C followed by one beat of D and then another D?

Woudl anyone be so kind to write the chorus progression in term of beats?

thanks in advance for any help

cheers

Matteo


   
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