‘Holiday In Spain’

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Everybody’s gone. They left the television screaming that the radio’s on …


Transcribed by: Chris Mace
Email: kristmace@hotmail.com

This is ideally played on the piano, but
for those of us who cant do without guitar,
heres a simple transcription.
If anybody wishes to make changes/additions
(particularly what the mandolin is doing) then
feel free to do so, and just add you name along
with mine above.

Capo 5
All notes relative to capo except lead.
-|—-0—0—0———–|—————-0-0–|—————————–
-|–2—2—2—–2-2-0—|-2-2–2-2–2-2–0-0–|—————————–
-|–2—1—0—–2-2—2-|-2-2–1-1–0-0–2-2–|—————————–
-|–2—2—2—–2-2—–|-2-2–2-2–2-2–2-2–|—————————–
-|–0—0—x————-|-0-0–0-0–x-x–x-x–|—————————–
-|———-2—2———|———–2-2–0-0–|—————————–

Intro x2 Verse
-|-5-5—5-5—2-2—0-0–|—————————————————
-|-5-5—5-5—2-2—0-0–|—————————————————
-|-6-6—6-6—2-2—1-1–|—————————————————
-|-7-7—7-7—4-4—2-2–|—————————————————
-|-7-7—7-7—4-4—2-2–|—————————————————
-|-5-5—4-4—2-2—0-0–|—————————————————

Chorus
-|—————————–0–2–|—————————————-
-|—————————–1–2–|—————————————-
-|—————————–0–2–|—————————————-
-|—————————–2–2–|—————————————-
-|—————————–3–0–|—————————————-
-|———————————–|—————————————-
Outro: Repeat chorus ending with

-|-5/10vvvv——-9-9-10\5vvvv——————————-|—————-
-|———-10-12————-8/10-10vv-/8-8\7—————|—————-
-|———————————————7-9-11\2vvvvv-|—————-
-|———————————————————–|—————-
-|———————————————————–|—————-
-|———————————————————–|—————-

Solo (NO CAPO) w/slide
-|——-10-10vvvvv\-/9vvv\7vvvv\-|——————————————-
-|/10-12————————–|——————————————-
-|——————————–|——————————————-
-|——————————–|——————————————-
-|——————————–|——————————————-
-|——————————–|——————————————-
Lead outro (NO CAPO) repeat

Here’s another version
Standard Tuning
Piano

Intro pattern: (obviously there are embellishments throughout the song)
Right hand:{ A A A
{ F# F# F# F# F# F# E E
Left hand: D C# B G

Verse pattern:
Right hand:{ A A A A
{ D D D D
Left hand: D C# B G

Note: Play it from left to right, alternating bass notes with treble
notes. Two notes in a vertical line are played together.

Intro:
Play Intro pattern twice

Verse 1: (play verse pattern – bass notes given as a guide)
D C# B G
Got no place to go, but there’s a girl waiting for me down in Mexico
D C#
She’s got a bottle of tequila, a bottle of gin
B G
And if I bring a little music I could fit right in
D C# B G
We’ve got airplane rides we got California drownin out the window side
D C#
We’ve got big black cars
B G
And we’ve got stories how we slept with all the movie stars

Chorus 1: (chords)
D G Bm A
I may take a holiday in Spain leave my wings behind me
D D/C# Bm G D (->intro)
Drink my worries down the drain. Fly away to somewhere new

Verse 2: (again, bass notes as a guide)
D C# B G
Hop on my choo choo, I’ll be your engine driver in a bunny suit
D C#
If you dress me up in pink and white
B G
We may be just a little fuzzy ’bout it later tonight
D C#
She’s my angel
B G
She’s a little better than the one that used to be with me
D C#
Cause she liked to scream at me
B G
Man, it’s a miracle that she’s not living up in a tree

Chorus 2: (chords)
D G Bm A
I may take a holiday in Spain leave my wings behind me
D D/C# Bm G D -> solo
Drive this little girl insane and fly away to someone new

Interlude solo: (over intro pattern – bass notes given as a guide)
D C# B G
E-|————————————-|-
B-|-10-/-15——-10–12-14~-15-\-10—-|-
G-|————————————-|-
D-|————————————-|-
A-|————————————-|-
E-|————————————-|-

D C# B A G
E-|——————————————–|-
B-|–8/10~————————————-|-
G-|——————–11/12\-11\-7/9–11-\-2–|-
D-|——————————————–|-
A-|——————————————–|-
E-|——————————————–|-

Verse 3: (again, bass notes as a guide)
D C# B
Everybody’s gone they left the television screaming
G
that the radio’s on
D C#
Someone stole my shoes,
B G
But there’s a couple of bananas and a bottle of booze
D C#
Oh well, happy new year’s baby!
B G
We could probably fix it if we clean it up all day
D C#
Or we could simply pack our bags
B G
And catch a plane to Barcelona ’cause this city’s a drag

Chorus 3: (chords)
D G Bm A
I may take a holiday in Spain leave my wings behind me
D D/C# Bm (A) G D
Flush my worries down the drain then fly away to somewhere new
G Bm A
Take a holiday in Spain leave my wings behind me
D D/C# Bm (A) G
Drive this little girl insane and fly away to someone new

D D/C# Bm (A) G
Fly away to someone new
Fly away to someone new

Note: (A) denotes the note A, not the chord. It is optional.

Tabbed by Neil (oxtoby@physics.uq.edu.au) on Friday 12 July 2002.
Updated 18 July 2002 (intro).


Got no place to go
But there’s a girl waiting for me down in Mexico
She’s got a bottle of tequila, a bottle of gin
And if I bring a little music I can fit right in
We’ve got airplane rides
We got California drowning out the window side
We’ve got big black cars
And we’ve got stories how we slept with all the movie stars

I may take a holiday in Spain
Leave my wings behind me
Drink my worries down the drain
And fly away to somewhere new

Hop on my choo-choo
I’ll be your engine driver in a bunny suit
If you dress me up in pink and white
We may be just a little fuzzy ’bout it later tonight
She’s my angel
She’s a little better than the one that used to be with me
‘Cause she liked to scream at me
Man, it’s a miracle that she’s not living up in a tree

I may take a holiday in Spain
Leave my wings behind me
Drive this little girl insane
And fly away to someone new

Everybody’s gone
They left the television screaming that the radio’s on
Someone stole my shoes
But there’s a couple of bananas and a bottle of booze
Oh, well happy new year’s baby
We could probably fix it if we clean it up all day
Or we could simply pack our bags
And catch a plane to Barcelona ’cause this city’s a drag

I may take a holiday in Spain
Leave my wings behind me
Flush my worries down the drain
And fly away to somewhere new
Take a holiday in Spain
Leave my wings behind me
Drive this little girl insane
Fly away to someone new

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