"Soul On Fire" by Big Country
From the Album "Rarities II"

Tab by Colin Dawson - colin_g_dawson@hotmail.com - December 2004

Comments and corrections welcome!

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h = hammer
p = pull
s = slide
sd = slide down
r = let ring (sustain)

 

Intro;
(For simplicity, I haven't tabbed the thythm here - just the main notes)

       A             D                 A                 E
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------11-11-11-11h14-11----------------------------|
D|9-11-9-7-7-7s11h14-0--0--0--0--0--0--14-14-14-11-14-11----------|
A|0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0--------------------0--0--0--0--0--0--14-14-14-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------0--0--0--|

 

         A           D                 A           E           A
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------11-11-11-11h14-11-------------------------------|
D|9s11-9-7-7-7s11h14-0--0--0--0--0--0--14-14-14-11-------11----7-7-7-|
A|0----0-0-0-0-0--0--------------------0--0--0--0--14-14-0--14-0-0-0-|
E|-------------------------------------------------0--0-----0--------|

 

Verse 1;

Asus2            
You’re on the phone, it’s four a.m.

F#m                    Esus
Your little life is in pieces again

Asus2
The line breaks up but I hear you swear

F#m               Esus
I almost felt him lying there

    D                         Esus                 F#m     E
And both of us know that it’s all gonna to happen again

    D                         E                   F#m      E
And both of us know that it’s all gonna to happen again

    D                     E                       Asus2
And both of us try and pretend that it’s going to change

 

Verse 2;

Asus2
The stolen flowers at the foot of the stairs

F#m                       Esus
A ripped up dress and the broken chair

Asus2
An empty glass and a red eyed child

F#m                    Esus
The bitter prizes Of a life gone wild

    D                         E                   F#m      E
And both of us know that it’s all gonna to happen again

    D                     E                       Asus2
And both of us try and pretend that it’s going to change

 

Chorus;

    D          A      F#m        A
But some girls do and some girls don’t

    D          A      F#m        A
Some girls will while some girls won’t

D       A           F#m          Bm
I don’t care What’s wrong What’s right

D         A       E      A
I heard a soul on fire tonight

D         A       E      A
I heard a soul on fire tonight

D         A       E      A
I heard a soul on fire tonight

D         A       E      A
I heard a soul on fire tonight

 

Guitar solo; (same as intro, but played twice)
(For simplicity, I haven't tabbed the thythm here - just the main notes)

       A             D                 A                 E
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------11-11-11-11h14-11----------------------------|
D|9-11-9-7-7-7s11h14-0--0--0--0--0--0--14-14-14-11-14-11----------|
A|0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0--------------------0--0--0--0--0--0--14-14-14-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------0--0--0--|

 

         A           D                 A           E           A
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------11-11-11-11h14-11-------------------------------|
D|9s11-9-7-7-7s11h14-0--0--0--0--0--0--14-14-14-11-------11----7-7-7-|
A|0----0-0-0-0-0--0--------------------0--0--0--0--14-14-0--14-0-0-0-|
E|-------------------------------------------------0--0-----0--------|

 

       A             D                 A                 E
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------11-11-11-11h14-11----------------------------|
D|9-11-9-7-7-7s11h14-0--0--0--0--0--0--14-14-14-11-14-11----------|
A|0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0--------------------0--0--0--0--0--0--14-14-14-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------0--0--0--|

 

         A           D                 A           E           A
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------11-11-11-11h14-11-------------------------------|
D|9s11-9-7-7-7s11h14-0--0--0--0--0--0--14-14-14-11-------11----7-7-7-|
A|0----0-0-0-0-0--0--------------------0--0--0--0--14-14-0--14-0-0-0-|
E|-------------------------------------------------0--0-----0--------|

 

Verse 3;

Asus2
You’re at the door it’s six a.m.

F#m                   Esus
You’ve fallen into my life again

Asus2
The suitcase is empty you can’t tell me why

F#m                     Esus
I drive you back to the wreckage again

    D                         E                   F#m      E
And both of us know that it’s all gonna to happen again

    D                     E                       Asus2
And both of us try and pretend that it’s going to change

 

Chorus;

     D          A      F#m        A
Well some girls do and some girls don’t

D          A      F#m        A
Some girls will while some girls won’t

D       A          F#m         Bm
I don’t care Who’s wrong Who’s right

D         A       E      A
I heard a soul on fire tonight

D         A       E      A
I heard a soul on fire tonight

D         A       E      A
I heard a soul on fire tonight

D         A       E      A
I heard a soul on fire tonight

 

Chorus;

D          A      F#m        A
Some girls do and some girls don’t

D          A      F#m        A
Some girls will while some girls won’t

D       A           F#m          Bm
I don’t care What’s wrong What’s right

D         A       E      A
I heard a soul on fire tonight

D         A       E      A
I heard a soul on fire tonight

D         A       E      A
I heard a soul on fire tonight

D         A       E      A
I heard a soul on fire tonight

 

Fade;

D          A      F#m        A
Some girls do and some girls don’t

D          A          F#m        A
Some girls will while some girls won’t

D       A          F#m         Bm
I don’t care Who’s wrong Who’s right

D         A       E      A
I heard a soul on fire tonight

 

 

Chords:

CHORD | E A D G B E
A     | 0 0 2 2 2 0
Asus2 | 0 0 2 2 0 0
Bm    | 2 2 4 4 3 2
D     | 2 0 0 2 3 2
E     | 0 2 2 1 0 0
Esus  | 0 2 2 2 0 0
F#m   | 2 4 4 2 2 2