Reo Speedwagon

Take it on the Run

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Take it on the Run

Year: 1991 - Album: The Essential REO Speedwagon

	  		Riff 1

E|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|---5h7p5-----------------|
A|-----------5h7p5---------|
E|------------------3------|


G
Heard it from a friend who

C
Heard it from a friend who

D                                       G      Dsus D G
Heard it from another you been messin' around


They say you got a boy friend

C
You're up there every weekend

D                                              G     (riff 1)
They're talkin' about you and it's bringin' me down

G
But I know the neighborhood

C
And talk is cheap when the story is good

D                                     G     (riff 1)
And the tales grow taller on down the line

G
But I'm telling you, babe

C
That I don't think it's true, babe

D                              G    G   G/F#
And even if it is keep this in mind


{Refrain}

Em
You take it on the run baby

C
If that's the way you want it baby

D                      G      G  G/F#
Then I don't want you around

Em
I don't believe it

C
Not for a minute

Am                                         D   Dsus  D  G
You're under the gun so you take it on the run

G
You're thinking up your white lies

C
You're putting on your bedroom eyes

D                                            G   (riff 1)
You say you're coming home but you won't say when

G
But I can feel it coming

C
If you leave tonight keep running

D                            G      G  G/F#
And you need never look back again


Repeat Refrain x 1


Solo

(It will help if you have a guitar with 24 frets with this,
 otherwise you'll be doing some SERIOUS string bending!)
 I'll admit that the tab is NOT exact, but if you listen to the track
you'll get a better idea of the timing/picking.

   Em                           C                             Am
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---12-12-12-12-12-12-11-9-11----12-12-12-12-14-12-11-9-11---14-12-14--|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|


   C            Bm                D
E|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|--13-12-13----12-12-12-12-12-12-15--------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|


   Em                            C                         Am
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---12-12-12-12-12-12-11-9-11-----12-12-12-12-14-12-11-12----14-12-14------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   C           Bm           D
E|---------------------------------|
B|--13-12-13---12-12----12--15-----|
G|-------------------14------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

    Em                      C                              Am
E|-----------------15-17-15-19-17-15------------15-17-15---19-17-15-------|
B|---19-17--15-17--------------------17---15-17---------------------17----|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                    Bm            D
E|---------15-17-15-19-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:--------------|
B|---15-17----------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

   Em                     C                     Am
E|---------------15-17-19-24-24-24-22-24---24-22---24-22-24-22-24-----|
B|---17----19-19------------------------------------------------------|
G|------15------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|


    C                Bm                        D
E|---24-22-24-22-24--22-22-24-24-24-24-24------24/--|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

Repeat Refrain x 2


G
Heard it from a friend who

C
Heard it from a friend who

D                              C       G
Heard it from another you been messin' around


h = hammer on
p = pull off
/ = bend note up
: = fast picking - can't be bothered to work out the exact timings etc. Play
    the last note "many" times


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