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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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Rod Stewart and the Faces - Stay With Me.

This was Rod's second hit in the UK, following the #1 mega-hit
"Maggie May" although this was credited to Rod and The Faces.
If my memory's working OK (and it's not usually very far out
where this era's concerned!) it came out about Feb/Mar 72, &
it was from the album "A Nod's As Good As A Wink" and got to
about #6 in the charts.

The hardest part is the intro - once you've got that down,
the rest of the song is just A B and D powerchords, with a
little variation.

Note - this is just the rhythm guitar part - the solos? Well
someone cleverer than me can work those out!

Intro.......

I've divided this into three sections for ease of notation.

Section 1 - mini barre across DGB strings @ 9th fret
E |----------------------------|
B |------9-9-9-10-10-9-9-10-9--|
G |------9-9-9--9--9-9-9--9-9--|
D |-9h11-9-9-9-11-11-9-9-11-9--|
A |----------------------------|
E |----------------------------|

Section 2 - mini barre across DGB strings @ 7th fret
E |----------------------------|
B |-7-7-7-8-8-7-7-8-7----------|
G |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------|
D |-7-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-7----------|
A |----------------------------|

Section 3 - mini barre across DGB strings @ 2nd fret
E |----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|
G |---2-----2------------------|
D |-----2h4---5-5-5-4-2--------|
A |-0---------0-0-0-0-0--------|
E |----------------------------|

(The whole piece played twice!)

Now you have to slide the mini-barre back up to the 9th fret,
and repeat sections 1 2 & 3 - this time you don't play the
hammer-on at the start of section 1.

Third time around, you play sections 1 & 2 exactly the way you
did the second time, then there's a pause where there's a
piano riff (after you've hit an A chord in place of the first
note of section 3) which'll give you time to get your hands up
to the fifth fret and into position to play the main guitar riff.

HOWEVER - I like to add the piano riff into the guitar part,
and I've found a little "cheat" which makes it fairly easy to
get up to the fifth fret, so I'll include that.....
MAIN RIFF(cheat!)
A A5
E |--------------------------------------------|
B |-2-2----------------------------------------|
G |-2-2-4-4-2-2-----2-2---------2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
D |-2-2--------4-4-----4-4-2----2-2-4-2-2-2-4--|
A |-0-0----------------------4-----------------|
E |--------------------------------------------|

B B5 D D5 A A5
E |---------------------------------------------------|
B |---------------------------------------------------|
G |-2s4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---------------------------------|
D |-2s4-4-6-4-4-4-6-4-7-7-9-7-7-7-9-7-----------------|
A |-------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-9-7-7-7-9-7-|
E |-----------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|

Without the cheat that last part would look like this.....
MAIN RIFF
A A5
E |---------------------------------------------|
B |-2-------------------------------------------|
G |-2-------------------------------------------|
D |-2-------------------------------------------|
A |-0---------------------------7-7-9-7-7-7-9---|
E |-----------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|

B B5 D D5 A A5
E |---------------------------------------------------|
B |---------------------------------------------------|
G |---------------------------------------------------|
D |---------------------7-7-9-7-7-7-9-----------------|
A |-7s9-9-11-9-9-9-11-9-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-9-7-7-7-9-7-|
E |-5s7-7--7-9-9-9-9--9---------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|

Repeat the main riff , and then we're into the lyrics.....

From here, the main riff is repeated throughout the song until
the outro. same rhythm as above (A...A5, B...B5, D...D5....)
So it's easy enough to fit the lyrics to the rhythm - I'll just
denote when the major chord changes.

A.................................B
In the morning, don't say you love me,
.............D...................................A
'Cause you know I'll only kick you outa the door,
............................................B
I know your name is Rita, 'cause your perfume's smellin' sweeter,
.......D................................A
Since when I saw you down on the floor.

A...................................................B
You won't need too much persuading, I don't mean to sound degrading,

.............D............................................A
But with a face like that you got nothin' to laugh about,

....................................B
Red lips hair and fingernails, I hear you're a mean old Jezebel,

......D..................................A
Let's go upstairs and read my tarot cards (c'mon, honey!)

CHORUS.....

A...............B
Stay with me, stay with me,
.......D.............................A
For tonight you better stay with me.

A...............B
Stay with me, stay with me,
.......D.............................A
For tonight you better stay with me.

A ............................................B
So in the morning, please don't say you love me,
.............D.................................A
'Cause you know I'll only kick you out the door,
A...............................................B
Yeah I'll pay your cab fare home, you can even use my best cologne,
......D...............................................A
Just don't be here in the morning when I wake up, c'mon, honey,

A...............B
Stay with me, stay with me,
.......D.............................A
For tonight you better stay with me. (get on, get out, get home!)

A...............B
Stay with me, stay with me,
.......D.............................A
For tonight you better stay with me.(What's your name again, honey?)

There's a solo here where the main riff - A to B To D to A - is played
twice . Then we're into the outro......

OUTRO.....this consists of the intro (sections 1 2 and 3) played 7 times
altogether....

1st time, played as in the intro.

2nd time, as above.

3rd time - the riff ont the A chord is played at the 14th fret

4th time - guitar stops on the A chord, piano takes over.

5th time - guitar stops on the A chord, drums take over.

6th time - same as third time

7th time - as intro till the A chord, but finishes so....
E |---------------------------0--|
B |---------------------------2--|
G |-5-4-3-2--5-4-3-2--5-4-3-2-2--|
D |-------2--------2--------2-2--|
A |-------0--------0--------0-0--|
E |------------------------------|

(that last A chords actually hit 3 times with a very brisk D/U/D
action and allowed to ring....then hit it again and immediately mute it.)

As always, any questions, feel free to fire away.

I've left it MUCH too late to record a video clip tonight - I'll do it Sunday afternoon, promise!!!!!

: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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(@big-ed)
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Great song, just old straight forward R&R!.

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming - "WOW-What a Ride!" --Anonymous


   
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This is spooky Vic,

I say that because I treated myself to a copy of this month's " Uncut" magazine the other day. I don't often buy mags but the cover picture dragged me to the rack so to speak. There in all their glory were the Faces. Great article inside on their metoric rise to fame and evetual breakup. Also a good freebie CD on the cover of Faces inspired songs including the last track, an unashamed cover version of "Debris" Ronnie Lane's great ballad also from the "Nods As Good As A Wink" album.

I've always thought of them as the saviours of great roots "bloke style rock" music during the 70's and the ultimate pub band as you know Vic. The magazine article confirmed my thoughts.

One thing I didn't know was they used to have their own bar on stage at concerts! I'd find it hard work to play my guitar with a few too many beers on board.

There are strong rumurs of a reunion but I can't see it working without Ronnie Lane, God rest his soul.

Anyway thats enough waffle from me. Back to your excellent post. Always loved that song Vic. Great job mate. I must have a go at it soon.

All the best,

Chris

ps Here's a link to the magazine cover http://uncut.co.uk/magazine/

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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Very concise Vic and loads of info. I shall have a go at this for sure when I have a little more time .

As you are into Rod and the Faces do you know Mandolin wind by any chance???

Nice work Vic, thank you..

Rod. :wink:

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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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As you are into Rod and the Faces do you know Mandolin wind by any chance???

Love the song, but funny enough I've never tried working it out. I'm jamming with Stu tomorrow - Wednesday - so I'll ask him if he knows it, he seems to know most of theirs! We've even had a go at the Ronnie Lane song, "The Poacher" - and I worked that one out!

But - at the moment, I've just started working on "Every Picture Tells A Story".......

And I still haven't posted a video clip for "Stay With Me".....must charge camera up.

:D :D :D

Vic

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Vic, forget about "Mandolin wind" just give me the tab for this terrific chop by Ronnie at the beginning of the video :wink:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4PXMCCTMwM

Nothing to do with the song I don't think, but it builds into a great groove when the bass and drums come in.

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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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Hmmm.....didn't Wes tab that one out?

By the way, take a look at the Faces version of "Maybe I'm Amazed" ......pretty cool!

:D :D :D

Vic

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Hmmm, not bad, although I think I prefer Macca's.

As for the Ronnie chop..........I think I may have worked it out..........He seems to be playing an E barre chord which he plays sort of Bo Diddley style and then drops on to an A barre then a Bb barre then a B barre and then just repeats it, although there is a little lick in amogst it. Haven't quite got thet yet :?

Be excellent to each other & party on dudes!
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