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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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Ball and Biscuit by The White Stripes
from the album Elephant


MAIN RIFF

||---------0---0-------||-------------------||-------------------||--
||---------0---0-------||--2---2p0-2-0-2-0--||------4p2-4-2-4-2--||--
||*-(1)------2----0---*||*-2---2p0-2-0-2-0-*||*-4---4p2-4-2-4-2-*||--
||*-(0)-----------0---*||*-2---2p0-2-0-2-0-*||*-4---4p2-4-2-4-2-*||---
||---2------------x----||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--||--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--||--
||---0------------3b---||-------------------||-------------------||----
     E7     p.m.           A7                   B7

Standard blues form: e/e/a/e/b/a

Although this is the main riff tabbed out, you must pay attention to 
Jack! There is an interesting mix of sloppy playing (i.e. loose 
strumming, hitting odd notes) and precision (the open B and E string 
double stops are usually pretty spot-on (initially, at least). Have fun, 
anyway. Nothing is set in stone. These are all building blocks. There 
are variations, e.g.:

----0-0-0-----|------------------|---------------------
------3-0-----|----3-p-2---------|---------------------
-----(1)------|-2--2-----2p0-2p0-|---------------------
--------------|-2--------2---2---|----etc.-------------
-2------------|-0----------------|---------------------
-0------------|------------------|---------------------

There is also a bass-thing (octave pedal again?), going:

||---------------||
||---------------||
||---------------||
||---------------||
||-7---7-5--7----||
||-------------3-||



SOME FILLS

Jack plays some nice fills here and there, here are the first 5 in order 
that they appear:

||---------------------||--------||--------||----------------||--3b4-||
||-(0)-----------------||-3b-p-0-||-0-h-1~-||-(0)------------||-x----||
||-/4~4-4\-2-p-0-------||--------||--------||-/4~4-4\-2-p-0--||------||
||---------------2-p-0-||--------||--------||----------------||------||
||---------------------||--------||--------||----------------||------||
||---------------------||--------||--------||----------------||------||



LITTLE DESCENDING RIFF

(Let's have a ball and a biscuit....)

||------0-(0)---0-0----0-0------0------------||
||----0-------------------------0-(0)--------||
||------------3------2------0h1---(1)(1)-----||
||-----------------------------------(0)--0--||
||-2--------------------------------------x--||
||-0--------------------------------------3--||



SOLO 1

The chord going into the solo(s) is a B5:

------
------
--4---
--4---
--2---
------

And the rhythm under the solo is E/A/B (basically a bastardised, 
distorto version of the main riff, with less open strings).


This isn't totally accurate, but tough. It'll pass. These are the main 
notes, you add eyebrows. In bar 5 there's some crazy flat bends. I'm not 
sure about bar 6, is that an effect or something like I've notated? 
Anyway, it's possible (just about) to play it this way.

||----17b19r17p15-----22-22b24~-|---17b19r17-----22-----|
||----------------17~-----------|------------17---------|
||------------------------------|-----------------------|
||------------------------------|-----------------------|
||------------------------------|-------------------(0)-|
||------------------------------|-----------------------|

|-10-------------------------------|---15-15b17\----15-15b17--17-15----
|-10b12-12-r10p8--b-12-p-10--10-8~-|-5/---------10/-----------------17-
|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------
|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------
|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------

                                            
--15-----|-/15--15-------------------------|
-----17~-|---------18-------------18b------|
---------|------------17-17b18r17-----17b--|
---------|-----------------quick-----------|
---------|---------------------------------|
---------|---------------------------------|

(press string on pickup)
|-28b29r28-24-24-24-24-24-24-22b24~22--------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------------------22b24~-|-28b29r\-28b29-29-29-----|
|--------------------------------------------|--------------------28b--|
|--------------------------------------------|---------------------slow|
|--------------------------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|-------------------------|

|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|----------19--------------------|-20b22-22-22-22----------------------|
|/19-19-21----21b22~-21-19-21-19~|----------------19b21-19-17----------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------------19-17-14-|
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|


|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|-0----4---4-5--5-5-6--6-6--7~-----|



ANOTHER FILL

||-------------------|
||-0-----------------|
||-3/4-4---2p1p0-----|
||---------------(2)-|
||-------------------|
||-------------------|



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