Paying The Cost To Be The Boss

B.b. King

Album: Deuces Wild
Genero: Pop

Tablatura (Ver letra)

PAYING THE COST TO BE THE BOSS

As recorded by B.B. King
(From the 1968 Album BLUES ON TOP OF BLUES)

Words and Music by B.B. King

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'B.B. King - Electric Guitar'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Irving Ashby - Electric Guitar'


Intro
Q=114(8=s8)
N.C. B6
4/4
Gtr I
|-3-|
H Q E E E q Q Q S +S S S
[tab]|-------------7-|-9b11--------------9b11r(9)p7---|
|---------7-9---|------------------------------9-|
|---------------|--------------------------------|
|---------------|--------------------------------|
|---------------|--------------------------------|
|---------------|--------------------------------|[/tab]
|
[tab]| Gtr II
| W Q E a E +H
|---------------|-------/4-4s2-(2)---------------|
|---------------|-------/4-4s2-(2)---------------|
|---------------|-------/4-4s2-(2)---------------|
|---------------|--------------------------------|
|---------------|--------------------------------|
|---------------|--------------------------------|[/tab]


[tab] E6 B6
~~ ~~~
E e Q E E E E q Q Q q
|-7h9--------------7---|-7----------10b10.5------|
|----------------9---7-|----/12--------------12--|
|----------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------|-------------------------|[/tab]
|
[tab]| Q E a E +H Q E a E +H
|-----/9-9s7-(7)-------|-----/4-4s2-(2)----------|
|-----/9-9s7-(7)-------|-----/4-4s2-(2)----------|
|-----/9-9s7-(7)-------|-----/4-4s2-(2)----------|
|----------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------|-------------------------|[/tab]


[tab] E6
~~~~~~~
E E E E +E E E E +Q E E E E Q
|-12b14-12-10b10.5--------------------|------------12b14---10b10.5----------|
|--------------------12-(12)----12-15-|-(15)b15.5------------------12--9----|
|----------------------------13-------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|[/tab]
|
[tab]| Q E a E +H Q E a E +H
|----------/4------4s=2--(2)----------|------------/9----9s=7------(7)------|
|----------/4------4s=2--(2)----------|------------/9----9s=7------(7)------|
|----------/4------4s=2--(2)----------|------------/9----9s=7------(7)------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|[/tab]


B6
~~
|--3--|
[tab] Q E E Q S S S E H E E Q
|--------------------12h13p12-12-|--------------------------|
|----------12-14b16--------------|-15b16---------------12---|
|----/13-------------------------|-------------------x------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------|[/tab]
|
[tab]| Q E a E +H Q E a E +H
|-----/9-9s=7-(7)----------------|--------/4-4s2-(2)--------|
|-----/9-9s=7-(7)----------------|--------/4-4s2-(2)--------|
|-----/9-9s=7-(7)----------------|--------/4-4s2-(2)--------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------|[/tab]


[tab] E e Q Q S +S e
|----------------------------------------|
|---14b15.5-------------14pb15.5r(14)-12-|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|[/tab]
|
[tab]| Q E a E +H
|-----------/4-4s2-(2)-------------------|
|-----------/4-4s2-(2)-------------------|
|-----------/4-4s2-(2)-------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|[/tab]


[tab] F#6 E6
~~ ~~~
Q e e H Q S +S S S E E E E
|----------------------|--------------------------------------|
|-12---14--------------|----14b15.5r(14)p==12----12--14-12----|
|------------13--------|----------------------13-----------13-|
|----------------------|--------------------------------------|
|----------------------|--------------------------------------|
|----------------------|--------------------------------------|[/tab]
|
[tab]| Q E a E +H Q E a E +H
|-----/11-11s=9-(9)----|----/9-----------9s=7----(7)----------|
|-----/11-11s=9-(9)----|----/9-----------9s=7----(7)----------|
|-----/11-11s=9-(9)----|----/9-----------9s=7----(7)----------|
|----------------------|--------------------------------------|
|----------------------|--------------------------------------|
|----------------------|--------------------------------------|[/tab]


[tab] B6 F#7
~~~
Q. E q E E q E E H
|----------------------|---------------||
|-12----------/7-------|-7----9p=7-----||
|------------------7h8-|---------------||
|----------------------|---------------||
|----------------------|---------------||
|----------------------|---------------||[/tab]
|
[tab]| Q E a E +H Q E E +H
|------/4-4s2-(2)------|----4----------||
|------/4-4s2-(2)------|----4-5-(5)----||
|------/4-4s2-(2)------|----4-3-(3)----||
|----------------------|------4-(4)----||
|----------------------|---------------||
|----------------------|---------------||[/tab]


[tab] 1st Verse
B6 E6
W W
|-----------------|----------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------|[/tab]
|
[tab]| Q E a E +H Q E a E +H
|----7-7s5-(5)----|----12-12s=10-(10)----|
|----9-9s7-(7)----|----14-14s=12-(12)----|
|----8-8s6-(6)----|----13-13\-11-(11)----|
|-----------------|----------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------|[/tab]


[tab] B6
Gtr II
Q E a E +H Q E a E +H
|----/7-7s5-(5)----|----/7-7s5-(5)----|
|----/9-9s7-(7)----|----/9-9s7-(7)----|
|----/8-8s6-(6)----|----/8-8s6-(6)----|
|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|[/tab]


[tab] E6
Q E a E +H Q E a E +H
|----/12-12s=10-(10)----|----/12-12s=10-(10)----|
|----/14-14s=12-(12)----|----/14-14s=12-(12)----|
|----/13-13\-11-(11)----|----/13-13\-11-(11)----|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|[/tab]


B6
Gtr I
|-3--|
[tab] W H E E E e E
|------------------|-------------------7---|
|------------------|---------------7-7-----|
|------------------|-----------------------|
|------------------|-----------------------|
|------------------|-----------------------|
|------------------|-----------------------|[/tab]
|
[tab]| Gtr II
| Q E a E +H Q E a E +H
|----/7-7s5-(5)----|----/7-7s5-(5)---------|
|----/9-9s7-(7)----|----/9-9s7-(7)---------|
|----/8-8s6-(6)----|----/8-8s6-(6)---------|
|------------------|-----------------------|
|------------------|-----------------------|
|------------------|-----------------------|[/tab]


[tab] F#6 E6
W W
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|[/tab]
|
[tab]| Q E a E +H Q E a E +H
|----/14-14s=12-(12)----|----/12-12s=10-(10)----|
|----/16-16s=14-(14)----|----/14-14s=12-(12)----|
|----/15-15\-13-(13)----|----/13-13\-11-(11)----|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|[/tab]


[tab] 2nd & 3rd Verses
$
B6 B7
Gtr II
Q E a E +H Q E a E +H Q Q H Q Q H
|----/7-7s5-(5)----|----/7-7s5-(5)----||------------|------------|
|----/9-9s7-(7)----|----/9-9s7-(7)----||-7----------|-7----------|
|----/8-8s6-(6)----|----/8-8s6-(6)----||-8----------|-8----------|
|------------------|------------------||-7----------|-7----------|
|------------------|------------------||-9----------|-9----------|
|------------------|------------------||-7----------|-7----------|[/tab]


[tab] Q Q H Q Q H Q Q H Q Q H
|------------|------------|------------|------------|
|-7----------|-7----------|-7----------|-7----------|
|-8----------|-8----------|-8----------|-8----------|
|-7----------|-7----------|-7----------|-7----------|
|-9----------|-9----------|-9----------|-9----------|
|-7----------|-7----------|-7----------|-7----------|[/tab]


[tab] E6
Q Q H E E E E E E E E Q E a E +H Q E a E +H
|------------|-----------------|----/12-12s=10-(10)----|----/12-12s=10-(10)----|
|-7----------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|----/14-14s=12-(12)----|----/14-14s=12-(12)----|
|-8----------|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|----/13-13\-11-(11)----|----/13-13\-11-(11)----|
|-7----------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-9----------|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-7----------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-----------------------|-----------------------|[/tab]


[tab] B6
Gtr I
W Q E E E E q
|------------------|-----------------7--|
|------------------|---------------7----|
|------------------|---------7--8-------|
|------------------|--------------------|
|------------------|--------------------|
|------------------|--------------------|[/tab]
|
[tab]| Gtr II
| Q E a E +H Q E a E +H
|----/7-7s5-(5)----|----/7-7s5-(5)------|
|----/9-9s7-(7)----|----/9-9s7-(7)------|
|----/8-8s6-(6)----|----/8-8s6-(6)------|
|------------------|--------------------|
|------------------|--------------------|
|------------------|--------------------|[/tab]


[tab] To Coda
F#6 E6
W W
|-----------------------|------------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------------|[/tab]
|
[tab]| Q E a E +H Q E a E +H
|----/14-14s=12-(12)----|----/12-12s=10-(10)-----|
|----/16-16s=14-(14)----|----/14-14s=12-(12)-----|
|----/15-15\-13-(13)----|----/13-13\-11-(11)-----|
|-----------------------|------------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------------|[/tab]


[tab] B6
W H Q q
|------------------|----------------7--||
|------------------|-------------------||
|------------------|-------------------||
|------------------|-------------------||
|------------------|-------------------||
|------------------|-------------------||[/tab]
|
[tab]| Q E a E +H Q E a E +H
|----/7-7s5-(5)----|----/7-7s5-(5)-----||
|----/9-9s7-(7)----|----/9-9s7-(7)-----||
|----/8-8s6-(6)----|----/8-8s6-(6)-----||
|------------------|-------------------||
|------------------|-------------------||
|------------------|-------------------||[/tab]


[tab] Guitar Solo
B6 E6
~~ ~~
Q Q Q Q E S S q Q Q
|-10b10.5--------------|-10b10.5----------------------|
|------------------12--|---------12-------------12----|
|----------------------|------------13-11-------------|
|----------------------|------------------------------|
|----------------------|------------------------------|
|----------------------|------------------------------|[/tab]
|
[tab]| Q Q E Q. Q Q E Q.
|----------------------|------------------------------|
|----------9--7-9\-----|----------------7--6-7\-------|
|----------8--6-8\-----|----------------7--6-7\-------|
|----------9--7-9\-----|----------------6--5-6\-------|
|----------------------|------------------------------|
|----------------------|------------------------------|[/tab]


B7 B9
~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~
|3-| |----3----|
[tab] E E +Q +E E q E +S S E Q E E S S +E E
|-12b14-12b14==(12)--(12)r--------|-12b13.5r(12)p10---12-14-10---------------|
|-----------------------------12--|--------------------------------12-(12)-9-|
|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|[/tab]
|
[tab]| Q Q E Q. Q Q E E Q
|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|----------------7-----6---7\-----|-----------------7-----6----7-------------|
|----------------8-----7---8\-----|-----------------6-----5----6-------------|
|----------------7-----6---7\-----|-----------------7-----6----7-------------|
|----------------9-----8---9\-----|-----------------6-----5----6-------------|
|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|[/tab]


E9
|3-| |--------3---------|
[tab] S E. E Q +E. +S Q Q
|----10b10.5---12b14==(12)r(12)p10b10.5-------|
|-12--------------------------------------12--|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|[/tab]
|
[tab]| Q Q E E Q
|------------7----------6----7----------------|
|------------7----------6----7----------------|
|------------7----------6----7----------------|
|------------6----------5----6----------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|[/tab]


[tab] H E E +S S S S
|---------14b17==(14)r-14-12-------|
|----------------------------15b16-|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|[/tab]
|
[tab]| Q Q E E Q
|----7--6--7-----------------------|
|----7--6--7-----------------------|
|----7--6--7-----------------------|
|----6--5--6-----------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|[/tab]


[tab] B9
~~~~~~~ ~~
+E S S +E S S +Q E E E E Q Q S +S S S
|-----------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-(15)-12-12-(12)----14b16-(14)-----15b17-|-14b16-12-12------14b16r(14)p12---|
|-----------------13----------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|----------------------------------|[/tab]
|
[tab]| Q Q E E Q Q Q E E Q
|-----------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--------------7-------------6--7---------|-----------7--6-7-----------------|
|--------------6-------------5--6---------|-----------6--5-6-----------------|
|--------------7-------------6--7---------|-----------7--6-7-----------------|
|--------------6-------------5--6---------|-----------6--5-6-----------------|
|-----------------------------------------|----------------------------------|[/tab]


[tab] F#7 E7
~~ ~~
E E Q Q Q S S E E S S +E +E S S S S
|--------------12--|-10-----------12b13==(12)r(12)-12-10----10-|
|-12-14------------|----12-12----------------------------12----|
|------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|------------------|-------------------------------------------|[/tab]
|
[tab]| Q Q E E Q E E Q E E Q
|------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|-------7--6-6-----|--------5-5------------4----4--------------|
|-------9--8-8-----|--------7-7------------6----6--------------|
|-------8--7-7-----|--------6-6------------5----5--------------|
|-------9--8-8-----|--------7-7------------6----6--------------|
|------------------|-------------------------------------------|[/tab]


[tab] B9
~~
+E E Q Q S S E
|-(10)-----------------------------|
|------12-12-----------------------|
|------------------9b10.5-9-7b7.5--|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|[/tab]
|
[tab]| Q Q E E Q
|----------------------------------|
|---------/7--6-7\-----------------|
|---------/6--5-6\-----------------|
|---------/7--6-7\-----------------|
|---------/6--5-6\-----------------|
|----------------------------------|[/tab]


[tab] Outro
D.S. al Coda &
N.C.
Q E e H H Q E E
|-------7----------||-----------9-:
|-------7----------||-------------:
|------------------||-------------:
|------------------||-------------:
|------------------||-------------:
|------------------||-------------:[/tab]
|
[tab]| E E E E E E E E W
|------------------||-------------:
|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7--||-------------:
|---9-9-9-9-9-9-9--||-------------:
|---8-8-8-8-8-8-8--||-------------:
|---9-9-9-9-9-9-9--||-------------:
|------------------||-------------:[/tab]


H.=H
~
|-3--| |-3-| |3|
[tab] +E E E S S S S Q Q E S S S E S E a E E Q
|-(9)-7---7--------------:------------------------------*|
|-------7---10p7---7-----:------------------------------*|
|----------------9-------:-7b7.5------------------------*|
|------------------------:-------9-7---7---------9------*|
|------------------------:-----------9---9p7-5s6--------*|
|------------------------:------------------------------*|[/tab]
|
[tab]| W W
|------------------------:------------------------------*|
|------------------------:------------------------------*|
|------------------------:------------------------------*|
|------------------------:------------------------------*|
|------------------------:------------------------------*|
|------------------------:------------------------------*|[/tab]


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for. Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests. Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for. Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
h - hammer-on
p - pull-off
b - bend
pb - pre-bend
r - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
/\ - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
s - legato slide
S - shift slide
- natural harmonic
[n] - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
~ - vibrato
tr - trill
T - tap
TP - trem. picking
PM - palm muting
/ - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
- tremolo bar down
n/ - tremolo bar up
/n\ - tremolo bar inverted dip
= - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
<> - volume swell (louder/softer)
x - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
o - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
| - bar
|| - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*| - double bar (ending)
: - bar (freetime)
$ - Segno
& - Coda
Tempo markers - = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths