Ace of Spades

Key = D. Live with it. Lemmy plays it in Eb.

INTRO:

D C 4x
|—————————-|
|–2–2-2–2-2-2-2–2–2–0–|
|–2–2-2–2-2-2-2–2–2–0–|
|–2–2-2–2-2-2-2–2–2–0–|

MAIN RIFF (CHORUS):
D x4
|————————————|
|–2–2—2–2–2–2–2—–2—-2—|
|–2–2—2–2–2–2–2—–2—-2—|
|–2–2—2–2–2–2–2—–1—-0—|

VERSE 1:

F
*if you like to gamble, I tell you I’m your man

F
*you win some, lose some, it’s all the same to me

Screamy riff: (Intro can accompany this part)

D D x2
|————————-|————————-|
|————————-|————–2-2-2-2—-|
|—-7^–7–5–7–5——-|—-7^–7–5–2-2-2-2—-|
|—-5^–5—————-|—-5^–5—–2-2-2-2—-|

C Bb
*the pleasure is to play it makes no difference what you say

Screamy riff: (Intro can accompany this part)

C Bb
*I don’t share your greed the only card I need is…

MAIN RIFF (CHORUS):
D
*The Ace of Spades x2

MAIN RIFF (CHORUS) x2

VERSE 2

*playing for the high one, dicing with the devil
*going with the flow, it’s all a game to me

*seven or eleven, snake eyes watchin’ you

*double up or quit, double stake or split

MAIN RIFF (CHORUS):
D
*The Ace of Spades x2

MAIN RIFF w/ palm mute

D x4
|————————————|
|–2–2—2–2–2–2–2—–2—-2—|
|–2–2—2–2–2–2–2—–2—-2—|
|–2–2—2–2–2–2–2—–1—-0—|

BRIDGE:
you know I’m born to loose and gambling’s for fools

D C D
|——————————-|——————————-|
|—2————————0–|–2—————————-|
|—2————————0–|–2—————————-|
|—2————————0–|–2—————————-|

but that’s the way I like it baby, I don’t want to live forever

No chords D
|——————————-|——————————-|
|——————————-|–2–2–2–2–2–2–2–2——-|
|——————————-|–2–2–2–2–2–2–2–2——-|
|——————————-|–2–2–2–2–2–2–2–2——-|

C C D C Bb
|-3—————————–|-0———————–3—1-|
|-0—————————–|-3——————-2—0—1-|
|-0—————————–|-3——————-2—0—2-|
|-0—————————–|-3——————-2—0—3-|

A A and don’t forget the Joker
|-0—————————–|-0—————————–|
|-0—————————–|-0—————————–|
|-1—————————–|-1—————————–|
|-2—————————–|-2—————————–|

RHYTHM BEHIND SOLO:

G x4
|-2—————————–|
|-3—————————–|
|-2—————————–|
|——————————-|

A x4
|——————————-|
|——————————-|
|-1—————————–|
|-2—————————–|

G x4
|-2—————————–|
|-3—————————–|
|-2—————————–|
|——————————-|

MAIN RIFF:
D x4
|————————————|
|–2–2—2–2–2–2–2—–2—-2—|
|–2–2—2–2–2–2–2—–2—-2—|
|–2–2—2–2–2–2–2—–1—-0—|

VERSE 3

*pushing up the ante, I know you’ve got to see me
*read ‘em and weep, the dead man’s hand again

*I see it in your eyes, take one look and die

*the only thing you see, you know it’s gonna be

MAIN RIFF (CHORUS):
D
*The Ace of Spades x2

MAIN RIFF w/ palm mute x4

OUTRO:

|-3————–|-3————–|-1————–|-1————–|
|—————-|—————-|-1————–|-1————–|
|—————-|—————-|-2————–|-2————–|
|—————-|—————-|-3————–|-3————–|

|-3————–|-3————–|-1————–|-1————–|
|—————-|—————-|-1————–|-1————–|
|—————-|—————-|-2————–|-2————–|
|—————-|—————-|-3————–|-3————–|

D C D D C D
|—————-|—————-|
|–2–0–2——-|–2–0–2——-|
|–2–0–2——-|–2–0–2——-|
|–2–0–2——-|–2–0–2——-|

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2 Comments

  1. collapsibletank July 12th, 2009 6:13 pm

    Gah… Paste it into plain text.

  2. ukuhippo June 6th, 2012 9:09 am

    Wow, any chance you might reformat this post?

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