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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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Band On The Run - Wings.

One of McCartney's best, if not THE best, post-Beatle songs, it's hard to believe sometimes
that this classic is over 30 years old....(sighs nostalgically for lost
youth.....)

This isn't perfect (The intro, for example, I think is done with double-
stops and part chords, and I've tried, where possible, to replace the
synthesizer with guitar) by any means, but it'll get you in the ballpark,
and with two guitars, sounds pretty good in the pub....

Intro.....

You only need four chords for this section, D, Dmaj7, G6 & G....

D Dmaj7 G6 G
E-2---2----0-3--
B-3---2----0-0--
G-2---2----0-0--
D-0---0----0-0--
A-0---0----2-2--
E-2---2----3-3-- (you don't actually need the F# and A bass notes for
the two D chords, it's just the way I play them and tab them - force of habit!

(NC)....................Dmaj7....................................G6
E-10h12-10-----------------------------------------------------------
B----------10h12-10h12p10----10h12p10h12p10h12p10h12p10--------------
G-------------------------11----------------------------11b12r11-7-9-

G6...................................Dmaj7........................
E------------------------------------10h12-10-------------------
B-8h10p8h10p8h10p8h10p8h10p8h10p8-10----------10h12-10h12p10----
G-------------------------------------------------------------

Dmaj7....................................G6
E--------------------------------------------
B----10h12p10h12p10h12p10h12p10--------------
G-11----------------------------11b12r11-7-9-

G6
E------------------------------------
B-8h10p8h10p8h10p8h10p8h10p8h10p8-10-
G------------------------------------

D...........G6..G.D...........G6..G.
E-------------------------------------
B-7h8-7s5s3-3-5-s-8-7h8-7s5s3-3-5-s-8-
G-------------------------------------

(For the last lick, it sounds better if you slide up and down on the B string)

Right - this is where the vocals come in - there's a little fill after each
line, you've already played it in the intro....

(Dmaj7)Stuck inside these four walls,

(Dmaj7)
B-10h12p10h12p10h12p10h12p10h12p10h12p10h--

(G6)Sent iside forever,

(G6)
B-8h10p8h10p8h10p8h10p8h10p8h10p8h10-

(Dmaj7)Never seeing no-one,

(Dmaj7)
B-10h12p10h12p10h12p10h12p10h12p10h12p10h--

(G6)Nice again,

(G6)
B-8h10p8h10p8h10p8h10p8h10p8h10p8

(A)Like (G)you,(D)(G6)ma-(G)ma,

You-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo, ma-ma...
E-2---3--2--3--2--3--2--3--2---0--3--
B-3---3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3---0--0--
G-2---2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2---0--0--
D-0---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---0--0--
A------------------------------2--2--
E------------------------------3--3--

Ok, the next bit is a study in partial chords, but you do
need a couple of quick changes.....there are a couple of pull-offs
on the Am chord....

Am Asus4 Am D D6
E-------------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-
B---1-1-1p0-0-0---1-1-1---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-
G---2-2-2---2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-
D---2-2-2---2-2---2-2-2-0-----------------
A-0---------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------

Am Asus4 Am D D6 Am Asus4 Am
E-------------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-------------------
B---1-1-1p0-0-0---1-1-1---3-3-3-3-3-3-1-1-1p0-0-0---1-1-
G---2-2-2---2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2-4-4-4-2-2-2---2-2---2-2-
D---2-2-2---2-2---2-2-2-0-------------2-2-2---2-2---2-2-
A-0-----------------------------------0-0-0---0-0---0-0-
E-------------------------------------------------------

That part is now repeated, with a synth solo played over it...go Linda!

and then it's repeated again, this time with vocals over the top.....

If I e-ver get out of here,
Am Asus4 Am
E-----------------------------
B---1--1-1p0---0---0---1--1-1-
G---2--2-2-----2---2---2--2-2--
D---2--2-2-----2---2---2--2-2--
A-0----------------------------

Thought of giving it all a-way,
D
E---2-------2--2--2---2--2---2-2-
B---3-------3--3--3---3--3---3-3-
G---2-------2--2--2---2--2---4-4-
A-0------------------------------

To a regis-tered cha-ri-ty,
Am Asus4 Am
E-----------------------------
B---1--1-1p0---0-----0---1--1--1--
G---2--2-2-----2-----2---2--2--2--
D---2--2-2-----2-----2---2--2--2--
A-0-------------------------------

All I need is a pint a - day,
D D6
E---2---2-2----2--2-2----2-2-2---
B---3---3-3----3--3-3----3-3-3---
G---2---2-2----2--2-2----4-4-4---
A-0------------------------------

If I ev-er get out of here,
Am Asus4 Am
E-----------------------------
B---1--1-1p0---0---0---1--1---
G---2--2-2-----2---2---2--2---
D---2--2-2-----2---2---2--2---
A-----------------------------

(Am7)If we (G)ever get (D)out of (Am)here,)

E-------------2-2----------------2-2-------------
B-------------3-3-1--------------3-3-1-----------
G-----------0-2-2-0------------0-2-2-0-----------
D-------0-2---0-0-2--------0-2---0-0-2-----------
A---0-3-----------3----0-3-----------3---0-3---0-
E-3---------------3--3---------------3-3-----3---

C/Fmaj7/C/Fmaj7

Well the (C)rain exploded with a (Fmaj7)mighty crash,
As we (F)fell into the (C)sun,
And the first one said to the (Fmaj7)second one there,
I hope you're having (Em)fun,

(NB - on the record, the chords above are pretty accurate....
In the pub, we always play.....
"I (Am)hope you're having (Em)fun,"it's just an extra chord
that someone thought should be there...and it stuck.....)

(G)Band on the (C)run, (Em)band (C)on the (Am)run,
And the (F)jailor man, and (C)sailor Sam,
Were (Fmaj7)searching everyone, for the

(C)Band (Fmaj7)on the (C)run,(C/Fmaj7)(C)band (Fmaj7)on the (C)run,(C/Fmaj7)
(C)Band (Fmaj7)on the (C)run,(C/Fmaj7)(C)band (Fmaj7)on the (C)run,(C/Fmaj7)

C/Fmaj7/C/Fmaj7

Well the (C)undertaker drew a (Fmaj7)heavy sigh,
Seeing (F)no one else had come,(C)
And a bell was ringing in the (Fmaj7)village square,
For the rabbits on the (Em)run,

(G)Band on the (C)run, (Em)band (C)on the (Am)run,
And the (F)jailor man, and (C)sailor Sam,
Were (Fmaj7)searching everyone, for the

(C)Band (Fmaj7)on the (C)run,(C/Fmaj7)(C)band (Fmaj7)on the (C)run,(C/Fmaj7)
(C)Band (Fmaj7)on the (C)run,(C/Fmaj7)(C)band (Fmaj7)on the (C)run,(C/Fmaj7)

Then there's a riff here, then a short solo.....

Em/G/C Em/C/Am

F C F C D
E-------------------------------------------------------
B----13-------------------------------------------------
G-------12b14r12-------12----------------------------12-
D-15-------------12h14----12h14-12h14----12-14b15-14----
B-------------------------------------15----------------
A-------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------

Yeah the (C)band (Fmaj7)on the (C)run,(C/Fmaj7)(C)band (Fmaj7)on the (C)run,(C/Fmaj7)
(C)Band (Fmaj7)on the (C)run,(C/Fmaj7)(C)band (Fmaj7)on the (C)run,(C/Fmaj7)
Well the (C)night was falling as the (Fmaj7)desert world
Be(F)gan to settle (C)down,
In the town they're searching for us (Fmaj7)everywhere,
But we (Am)never will be (Em)found,

(G)Band on the (C)run, (G)band (C)on the (Am)run,

And the (F)county judge, who (C)held a grudge,
Will (F)search for ever(Fmaj7)more, for the
(C)Band (Fmaj7)on the (C)run,(C/Fmaj7)(C)band (Fmaj7)on the (C)run,(C/Fmaj7)
(C)Band (Fmaj7)on the (C)run,(C/Fmaj7)(C)band (Fmaj7)on the (C)run,(C/Fmaj7)

Em/G/C

I'm going to file this song along with "Paint it Black" in the
"Songs I never want to hear again for the rest of my life" file -
got so sick of playing this over and over and over and over and
over again....

Anyway, hope this makes it a bit clearer - it's a great song -
deserves to be played a lot.....

Enjoy!!!!!

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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 lars
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- my compliments Vic! McCartney is so extremely good when he's good (and - well, you know...) Will try it once I'm back from work.

BTW - I haven't been paying attention - is your arm healing OK? are you playing already?

Lars

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(@dogsbody)
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Well done Vic,

This one takes me back. Loved the Band On The Run album. Taped it onto cassette and played it to death on a mono tape recorder sited under the passenger seat in my first car (a rusting 1960 Mini) way back in 1974. The cassette player was nicked in a car park. I recorded it again and Rodders lent me his tape recorder and that was nicked a week later in the same car park. Why didn't they steal the car too? Memories eh!

Strangely never have got around to replacing the album with a CD copy.

I'm gonna have to get good playing this, its a major piece of work you've done here Vic. Before I've even tried it out I'll give you 10 out 10 mate.

Chris

The guitar is all right John but you'll never make a living out of it! (John Lennon's Aunt Mimi)


   
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(@twistedlefty)
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Good to have ya back Vic, this is the kind of thing i was missing.
will add this to my tabs folder straight away.
Yes this one brings back memories, junior high school age for me.

We had a lady bus driver that had an 8 track player installed on her bus, complete with speakers all the way in the back. she would play this tape, and Ringo, even some pink floyd if she was in the mood. those were great times.... :wink:

#4491....


   
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(@dan-t)
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Great work Vic! :D Awesome song. Thanks so much! 8)

Dan

"The only way I know that guarantees no mistakes is not to play and that's simply not an option". David Hodge


   
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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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OK just checking back through this, spotted a couple of mistakes.......

missed a D chord from this bit......

E-------------2-2----------------2-------------
B-------------3-3-1--------------3-1-----------
G-----------0-2-2-0------------0-2-0-----------
D-------0-2---0-0-2--------0-2---0-2-----------
A---0-3-----------3----0-3---------3---0-3---0-
E-3---------------3--3-------------3-3-----3---

it should read:

E-------------2-2----------------2-2-------------
B-------------3-3-1--------------3-3-1-----------
G-----------0-2-2-0------------0-2-2-0-----------
D-------0-2---0-0-2--------0-2---0-0-2-----------
A---0-3-----------3----0-3-----------3---0-3---0-
E-3---------------3--3---------------3-3-----3---

and this section (well these sections!)

C)Band (Fmaj7)on the run, (C)band on the (Fmaj7)run,
(C)Band (Fmaj7)on the run, (C)band on the (Fmaj7)run,

should read:

(C)Band (Fmaj7)on the (C)run,(C/Fmaj7)(C)band (Fmaj7)on the (C)run,(C/Fmaj7)
(C)Band (Fmaj7)on the (C)run,(C/Fmaj7)(C)band (Fmaj7)on the (C)run,(C/Fmaj7)

and poor old "sailor sam" doesn't even get a capital letter for his name.....

OK, going to edit the original post now......

: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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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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Oh and Lars, the arm seems fine, thanks....been playing virtually non-stop since the plaster came off, almost back to normal....the only thing I seem to have have lost is my five-fret stretch playing a blues shuffle or 12-bar blues....hoping I'll get that back in time....

: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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Vic, as we say here in the states: you frickin' rule, man!

I was just searching tabs on the net for a good rendition of this classic WITH a nice arrangement for the intros! This really gives me something to work on.

Next time I'm in England, I'm buying you a Guiness! Thanks, mate!

Ryan


   
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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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LOL, Ryan, make that a pint of Carlsberg or Fosters and you're on!
I still have nightmares about Minneapolis Airport from June and July last year.....

: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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:o WOW :wink:

Be excellent to each other & party on dudes!
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Thanks Vic! I've been waiting for this - it looks great. Going to give it a go later tonight.

Glad your arm is better.

Steve


   
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