Stayin Alive - Bee Gees
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Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
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To: jamesb@nevada.edu
Subject: TAB: Staying Alive - Bee Gees

Posted by:STU_M1CAMPBE@vax1.acs.jmu.edu (MELISSA A CAMPBELL)
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 1994 01:09:44 GMT

Here is the tab to "Stayin' Alive." The song is in the key of A flat,
but all the Ds are played as natural instead of flattened. I have put
the chords under the tab charts instead of over the lyrics. The chord
changes appear to be few and far between; that is just because of the
fast 4/4 tempo.

By the way, could someone please, please, please post the tab to "Don't
Stand So Close to Me" by the Police?

Exceed your disk quo,
Proceed to disco. :)

"Stayin' Alive"
Bee Gees

Intro:
Well you can tell
------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
------------------------------|--------------------------------13-----| I
-----------13-----------------|------------------------13--15--13-----| I o
---13--15------13----------13-|------------13-----15-----------13-----| I o
---15------15--15-15-13-15----|---13---15------13---------------------| I
---------------------13-------|---13-------13--13---------------------|


by the way I use my walk, I'm a wom|an's man; no time to talk
get__ low and I get high, and if I |cant get either i real-ly try.Got the
--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
15-13--15------13--13-15-----------13-|13-----------------------------------|
-------13--15--13--13-13----15--15-13-|-----15--------13-15---15-15---------|
-------15------15--15-15-----------13-|------------------15---15-15---------|
--------------------------------------|------------------16---16-16---------|
(Fm7) (Eb) (Fm)


mus- ic loud and women warm, I've been |kicked around since I-- was born.
wings of heav-en on my shoes, I'm a |danc- in man and I just cant lose
----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
13----13-13-----------------------------|-----------------------------------|
13----13-13-------13-13-15--------------|13-----13-13-----------------------|
13----13-13---15--13-13-13----15---15---|13-----13-13--13----15----15--15---|
------------------15-15-15--------------|13-----13-13--------15----15--15---|
----------------------------------------|--------------------16----16--16---|
(Fm7) (Eb) (Fm)


And now it's | all right, it's o k. And | you may look the other way.
You know it's | all right, it's o k. I'll | live to see an- other day.
--------------|----------------------------|-----------------------------|
--------------|----------------------------|-----------------------------|
----13---13---|-15--15-----13---15-15------|-13--15--15---13--17-15-15---|
15------------|-15--15-----15---15-15------|-15--15--15---15--15-15-15---|
--------------|-17--17-----17---17-17------|-17--17--17---17--17-17-17---|
--------------|----------------------------|-----------------------------|
(Bb7)


We can try to understand the | New York Times' ef-fect on man.
-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
13-15--15-----13-15-15-------|-13--15---15-----13-16---15-15--|
13-15--15-----13-15-15-------|-13--15---15-----15-17---15-15--|
15-15--15--15-15-15-15---15--|-15--15---15-----15-15---15-15--|
-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
-----------------------------|--------------------------------|

Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother, you're stay |
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
13--13--13----13-13----------------------------------------------|
13--13--13----13-13--15--15-15--13--13----13-13--12--12-----12---|
13--13--13----13-13--17--17-17--15--15----15-15--13--13-----13---|
---------------------17--17-17--15--15----15-15--13--13-----13---|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
(Fm7)

in' alive, stayin' alive. |
------------------------- |
------------------------- |
13--13-13--12--13--13-13- |
15--15-15--13--15--15-15- |
15--15-15--13--15--15-15- |
------------------------- |

Repeat the the above 2 lines (starting with "whether..." with these words:
Feel the city breakin' and ev'rybody shakin', and we're | stay
in' alive, stayin' alive. |
(throw in an extra 12/13/13 during the word "shaking")


Ah ha ha ha | stayin' alive, stayin' alive | Ah ha ha ha |
------------|------------------------------|---------------|
13----------|------------------------------|-13------------|
13-15-13-12-|-12--13--13-13--12--13--13-13-|-13-15-13-12---|
13-17-15-13-|-13--15--15-15--13--15--15-15-|-13-17-15-13---|
---17-15-13-|-13--15--15-15--13--15--15-15-|----17-15-13---|
------------|------------------------------|---------------|


stayin' alive_|........|...........|...........| (periods represent
--------------|--------|-----------|-----------| holding of vocal
-----------13-|--------|-----------|-----------| notes.)
13--13--13-13-|15-17-15|-13 (whole |-12 (whole)|
15--15--15-15-|17------|-15--notes)|-13--------|
15--15--15----|18------|-15--------|-13--------|
--------------|--------|-----------|-----------|
(Fm) (Eb/F) (Fm) (Cm7)


--------
| 1. | well now |
| -------------------------|--------------------------- | I
| -------------------------|--------------------------- | O I
-------13----------------|-------------------13---15- | I
-13-15----13-----------13|-------13-------13-15------ | O I
-15----15-15--15-13-15---|-13-15----13--15----------- | I
-----------------13------|-13----13-13--------------- |
(Fm7)

_____FIG B_________
-------- | |
| 2. /* * * * * Figure A * * * * *\ Life goin' no where
| -----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
| -----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
------13---------------|---------------------13|15---15-13-17-15-13----|
13-15----13----------13|------13-------13-15---|15---15----15-17----15-|
15----15-15-15-13-15---|13-15----13-15---------|17---17----17-17-------|
---------------13------|13----13-13------------|-----------------------|
(Fm) (Bb7)


Somebody help me.... Somebody help me, yeah.
--------------------------|--------------------------------------|
--------------------------|-13-----------------------------------|
15--15-13-17--15---13-----|----13----15-12----13-------12--------|
15--15----15--15------15--|-------15-------13----15-------13-----|
17--17----17--17----------|-------------------------15-------13--|
__________________________|--------------------------------------|


Fig A | Fig B |
(Fm7) | (Bb7) Life goin' no where| Somebody help me, yeah
| ------------------------|
| ------------------------|
| 13-15-13-15---13--15-13-|
| ---15----15-------------|
| ---17----17-------------|
| ------------------------|


Stayin' alive...................
-----------------------------------------------| Fig A
13---------------------------------------------|
---13----15-12----13-------12------------------|
------15-------13----15-------13---------------|
------------------------15-------13------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
(Fm)
repeat and fade.


If anyone has questions or finds any mistakes, feel free to e-mail me
at stu_m1campbe@vax1.acs.jmu.edu

Melissa
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
I take no credit for this, I just saw Marty Schwartz do an instructional video on YouTube
and I adapted it to a tab.
I include the intro riff, built around Bb pentatonic scale,
and the verse/chorus chords.
Remember funky disco songs use a great amount of mutes...

Intro
e----------------------------------------------------------|
b----------------------------------------------------------|
g----------------------------------------------------------|
D---xx-----6-------------------------------6---------------|
A---xx-6h8---6----------6------6-x----6-8------------------|
E---xx----------xx8-6h8----6h8----6-8----------------------|
Repeat riff...

After this go into Verse which is the above riff
followed by this pattern, which is not exact...but you can build around it.
Start by forming a Bb7 on the 6th fret 667686,
e E
play only top three strings, then bottom three string...
To get the chugga chugga sound, mute d string,
then alternate pick up and down (cause those mutes are eighths I think),
and then fret the 6, rest,
then mute, then play 6, and end with the partial chord, etc.
e-----6--------6---|------6---------6--|------6---------6-----|
b-----6--------6---|------6---------6--|------6---------6-----|
g-----7--------7---|------7---------7--|------7---------7-----|
D--6---xxx6-x6-----|--6-6--xx6-6-x6----|--6-6--xx6-6xx6-------|
A--8---------------|--8-8--------------|--8-8-----------------|
E--6---------------|--6-6--------------|--6-6-----------------|
Go back to main riff and alternate with this Bb pattern

Then Chorus which is an Fm7 on the 8th fret 898108X
e E
Just alternate pick (pick up and down, mostly up)
the bottom three (or two) strings, and throw some mutes on it,
figure it out yourself…

e--8--8--8--8-|-8--8-xx-8-8----8----------------------------|
b--9--9--9--9-|-9--9-xx-9-9--9-9----------------------------|
g--10---------|-10-----------10-----------------------------|
D-------------|---------------------------------------------|
A-------------|---------------------------------------------|
E-------------|---------------------------------------------|

Also some musical geniuses on songsterr.com figured out the brass section...
here’s the main trumpet riff transcribed for guitar:
e------------------------|-----------------|---------|----------------|---|
b------------------------|---9--9-11-13-16-|-18--18--|---9-9-11-13-16-|---|
g----------------20---22-|-----------------|---------|----------------|---|
D---18--18-20-22---------|-----------------|---------|----------------|---|
A------------------------|-----------------|---------|----------------|---|
E------------------------|-----------------|---------|----------------|---|
| Outro part.....................................

e-16---15-|---13--13-----------------|---------|--------------------------|
b-16---16-|---13--13----13--12-13-16-|-18--18--|----and then play---------|
g---------|--------------------------|---------|----from beginning of-----|
D---------|--------------------------|---------|----outro part and--------|
A---------|--------------------------|---------|----repeat section--------|
E---------|--------------------------|---------|--------------------------|
..........................................................................|
Song info
Stayin Alive
Bee Gees
2001
  • Funk / Soul
  • Disco
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