Walk This Way

Words & Music:

Steven Tyler & Joe Perry (Aerosmith)

(Tabbed by Neptune)

 

Neptune's is the best fantab I've spotted.  You'll have to follow his notes to play this song correctly.  Interesting note:  the original lyrics for this song were left in a cab by Steven Tyler on his way to the studio to record this tune.  When he realized what he had done, he let out a primal scream and wrote what he could recall on the wall of the hallway by the studio.  The original lyrics were never recovered and neither Tyler nor Perry can recall them exactly.  I have fixed the grammar on Neptune's tab. This song is now fully transcribed in the September/October issue of Guitar Edge.

 

INTRO:

E----------------------|----------------------------|

B----------------------|----------------------------|

D----------------------|----------------------------|

G-------2-------2------|-------2-------2------2-----|

A-0-1-2---0-1-2--------|-0-1-2---0-1-2--------------|

E-----------------0--x-|------------------3p0-------|

 

                        (fill 1)

E----------------------|----------------------------|

B----------------------|----------------------------|

D----------------------|------------------2---------|

G-------2-------2------|-------2-------2--2---------|

A-0-1-2---0-1-2--------|-0-1-2---0-1-2----0---------|

E-----------------0----|----------------------------|

Other variations of the intro have more muting (x's) between the riffs.

 

Fill 1:

E--------------------------------------------------|

B--------------------------------------------------|

D--------------------------------------------------|

G----7/8/9/10\-------------------------------------|

A----7/8/9/10\-------------------------------------|

E----5/6/7/8-\-------------------------------------|

 

VERSE 1:

  pm-------------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------------------|

B------------------------------------------------------------|

D------------------------------------------------------------|

G--------------------------10--------------------------------|

A--------10----10-12-10-------10--10--13--10--12--10---------|

E-8-8-8-----------------8------------------------------------|

 

Back stroke lover always hidin’ 'neath the covers.

"Gonna talk to you," my daddy say.

Said you ain't seen nothin' 'til you're down on a muffin

And you're sure to be a-changin' your ways

I met a cheerleader; was a real young bleeder

All the times I could reminisce.

'Cause the best things in lovin' with a sister and a cousin

Only started with a little kiss -- a-like this!

 

Verse is repeated 8 times (8 lines of lyrics too). They’re all semi-quavers (1/4 of a beat) except of the first ‘10’ on the A-string. Ends on an A5 power chord.


INTERLUDE:

E----------------------|----------------------------|

B----------------------|----------------------------|

D----------------------|----------------------------|

G-------2-------2------|-------2-------2------2-----|

A-0-1-2---0-1-2--------|-0-1-2---0-1-2--------------|

E-----------------0xxx-|------------------3p0-------|

 

E----------------------|----------------------------|

B----------------------|----------------------------|

D----------------------|------------------2---------|

G-------2-------2------|-------2-------2--2---------|

A-0-1-2---0-1-2--------|-0-1-2---0-1-2----0---------|

E-----------------0xxx-|----------------------------|

 

Verse again x8 (with second lot of lyrics below:) I've put then in their "lines" so you can work out where you are if you get lost.

 

VERSE 2:

  pm------------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------------------|

B------------------------------------------------------------|

D------------------------------------------------------------|

G--------------------------10--------------------------------|

A--------10----10-12-10-------10--10--13--10--12--10---------|

E-8-8-8-----------------8------------------------------------|

 

See-saw swingin' with the boys in the school & your feet flyin' up in the air.

I sing, "Hey, diddle, diddle!" with your kitty in the middle

Of the swing like you didn't care.

So, I took a big chance at the high school dance

With a missy who was ready to play.

It was-a me she was foolin' 'cause she knew what she was doin'

And I know'd love was here to stay, when she told me to...

 

CHORUS: (there are actually two guitars, one plays the bottom set, the other the

top set of notes. uUt you can play both if you try a barre with 1st finger)

E------------------------|--------------------------|

B---------------10-10-10~|---------------10-10-10~--|

D---------------8--8--8-~|---------------8--8--8-~--|

G------------------------|-10-12-13-----------------|

A-10-12-13---------------|-8--8--8------------------|

E-8--8--8----------------|--------------------------|

  Walk this way           talk this way

Do that 2x and that’s it for the chorus but end with "Uh just give me a kiss!".

 

1st Solo:

                          hold--

E-11hb--------8h11p8----8-----------8------------------------------------|

B--------------------11---11fb--r11---11-8-------------------------------|

D------------------------------------------11p10p8-10----10-10fb---8~----|

G-----------------------------------------------------10-----------------|

A------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  .  hold--                                             hold--

E----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

B----10hb--r10-8----8--------------|--------------------11fb--r11---------|

D----------------10---11p10p8-10p8-| 10p8-11p10p8-10p8--------------7~----|

G-10-------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

A----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

E----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

 


INTERLUDE:

E----------------------|----------------------------|

B----------------------|----------------------------|

D----------------------|----------------------------|

G-------2-------2------|-------2-------2------2-----|

A-0-1-2---0-1-2--------|-0-1-2---0-1-2--------------|

E-----------------0xxx-|------------------3p0-------|

 

                       

E----------------------|----------------------------|

B----------------------|----------------------------|

D----------------------|------------------2---------|

G-------2-------2------|-------2-------2--2---------|

A-0-1-2---0-1-2--------|-0-1-2---0-1-2----0---------|

E-----------------0xxx-|----------------------------|

 

VERSE 3:

 pm--------------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------------------|

B------------------------------------------------------------|

D------------------------------------------------------------|

G--------------------------10--------------------------------|

A--------10----10-12-10-------10--10--13--10--12--10---------|

E-8-8-8-----------------8------------------------------------|

 

School girl skinny with a classy, kinda sassy,

Little skirt climbin' way up her knee.

There was three young ladies in the school gym locker

When I noticed they was lookin' at me.

I was a high school loser never made it with a lady

'Til the boys told me something I missed.

Then my next-door neighbor with a daughter had a favor.

So, I gave her just a little kiss, a-like this!

 

INTERLUDE:

E----------------------|----------------------------|

B----------------------|----------------------------|

D----------------------|----------------------------|

G-------2-------2------|-------2-------2------2-----|

A-0-1-2---0-1-2--------|-0-1-2---0-1-2--------------|

E-----------------0xxx-|------------------3p0-------|

 

                       

E----------------------|----------------------------|

B----------------------|----------------------------|

D----------------------|------------------2---------|

G-------2-------2------|-------2-------2--2---------|

A-0-1-2---0-1-2--------|-0-1-2---0-1-2----0---------|

E-----------------0xxx-|----------------------------|


 

VERSE 4:

  pm------------------------------------------------

E------------------------------------------------------------|

B------------------------------------------------------------|

D------------------------------------------------------------|

G--------------------------10--------------------------------|

A--------10----10-12-10-------10--10--13--10--12--10---------|

E-8-8-8-----------------8------------------------------------|

 

See saw swingin' with the boys in the school & your feet flyin' up in the air.

I sing, "Hey, diddle, diddle!" with your kitty in the middle

Of the swing like you didn't care.

So, I took a big chance at the high school dance

With a missy who was ready to play.

It was-a me she was foolin' 'cause she knew what she was doin'

When she told me how to walk this was; she told me to...

 

CHORUS:

E------------------------|--------------------------|

B---------------10-10-10~|---------------10-10-10~--|

D---------------8--8--8-~|---------------8--8--8-~--|

G------------------------|-10-12-13-----------------|

A-10-12-13---------------|-8--8--8------------------|

E-8--8--8----------------|--------------------------|

  Walk this way           talk this way

This time there's 8 bars of chorus and the words alternate the walk this way, talk this way. So repeat the chorus above 4 times and end with "Uh just gimme a kiss".

 

2nd SOLO:

                               hold-                        hold---

E---------------------------------------|----------------------------------|

B-----------10--------------------------|-----8--5---5---------------------|

D-------9p8----8\7\5-7p5-7p5-7-7hb-r7p5-|--------5-------------------------|

G-10-10---------------------------------|-7/8------8----5-7-7hb----r7------|

A---------------------------------------|----------------------------------|

E---------------------------------------|----------------------------------|

            [ 3  ][ 3  ]    [ 3  ]             .

E---------------------------------------|-------------------------8--------|

B----------------------------8p5----5---|----------------------------------|

D----------5-8p5---8p5---5-8-----8-----8|p7p5--7--7hb-r7p5-7hb--5----------|

G------7/8-------8-----8----------------|----------------------------------|

A-3--3----------------------------------|-----------------------------0----|

E---------------------------------------|----------------------------------|

 

3rd SOLO: (2nd guitar plays intro riff in background, or play it in the spaces if you want.)

                w/bar---    w/bar   w/bar---    w/bar   w/bar----   w/bar----

E---------|---------------|-------|-----------|-------|------------|----------|

B---------|---------------|-------|-----------|-------|------------|-12(-0.5)\|

D---2fb---|r2---4fbr4fhb~-|-2fb~--|-4fbr4fhb~-|-14fb~-|-16fbr16fhb~|----------|

G---------|---------------|-------|-----------|-------|------------|----------|

A---------|---------------|-------|-----------|-------|------------|----------|

E---------|---------------|-------|-----------|-------|------------|----------|

  w/bar------

E------------|12----------------------------------|---------------------------|

B------------|---15p12-15fbr15p12----15fb-15fbr15p|12-----------------------14|

D-16fbr16fhb~|--------------------15--------------|--15p14p12-14hbr14-12----14|

G------------|------------------------------------|----------------------14-14|

A------------|------------------------------------|---------------------------|

E------------|------------------------------------|---------------------------|

 


E---------12-16-------12-------------13-------|-------------------------------|

B------12-------15fb~----15p12----------15p14p|12-----12--------------------14|

D12h14-------------------------12h13----------|--14hb----14hbr14p12---14--1214|

G---------------------------------------------|---------------------14--14--14|

A---------------------------------------------|-------------------------------|

E---------------------------------------------|-------------------------------|

         

E------12-15fb----15fb-15~-|-12-------14-17-17-17hb-17fbr17p15-15fb~~~r15\----|

B--------------------------|----15/17-----------------------------------------|

D12h14---------------------|--------------------------------------------------|

G--------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|

A--------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|

E--------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|

 

E----12------------------------------------------------------|

B-------15p12------------------------------------------------|

D/13----------15p14p12-14fbr14p12----12----------------------|

G---------------------------------14----14p12----------------|

A---------------------------------------------14-13----------|

E------------------------------------------------------------|

 

E------------------------------------------------------------|

B------------------------------------------------------------|

D------------------------------------------------------------|

G-----------------------------------12fb--r12\---------------|

A-12-11h12p11----12----11-12p11------------------------------|

E-------------12----12----------12---------------------------|

 

E----------------------------|-------------------------------|

B----------------------------|-------------------------------|

D-2fbr2p0---2-2fbr2p0-----2fb|r2p0---0-2-2fbr2p0--2----------|

G---------2-----------2-2----|-----2--------------2----------|

A----------------------------|--------------------0----------|

E----------------------------|-------------------------------|

 begin fade...

E----0-------0-----------------------|--0--------------------|

B-/3---0-3/5---0-3p0-0-3hb-0-3p0-0-3p|0-0-3p0-0-3fbr3p0------|

D------------------------------------|------------------2p0-2|

G------------------------------------|----------------------2|

A------------------------------------|----------------------0|

E------------------------------------|-----------------------|

                    .

E---------------------------------|---------------------------|

B---------------------------------|---------------------------|

D-2fbr2p0---2fbr2p0---------------|---------------------2--2/-|

G---------2---------2-2~~~~-0h2p0-|--------------2p0-2--2-----|

A---------------------------------|-2\1p0---------------0-----|

E---------------------------------|-------3b--0---------------|

  let ring------------------------------¬

E---------------------------|---------------------------------|

B-12------12----12----12----|-12----12------15fb--15fb~~~~----|

D----12------12----12----12-|----12----12---------------------|

G---------------------------|---------------------------------|

A---------------------------|---------------------------------|

E---------------------------|---------------------------------|

                                 fade out.

E--------------------------------|

B-12------12----15fbr15--12------|

D----14fb----12-------------14fb-|

G--------------------------------|

A--------------------------------|

E--------------------------------|

 

 





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