Ride On

Words & Music:

Bon Scott (AC/DC)


It is a subtle difference between "C to Csus4" and "C to F", but it makes all the difference.  If you prefer, you can sub the "IV of" chords for the sus4 chords.  That's what you'll see in the fantabs.  So, that means:  C  F/C | F  Bb/F | G  G/C | etc.  There are lots of tabs of the little solo & the main solo out there.


INTRO:  C   Csus4  [vamp 4x]


      C             Csus4   C  Csus4   
F             Fsus4  F  Fsus4

It's another lonely evening--------- in another lonely town.

      G                 Gsus4     
Bb              F

But I ain't to young to worry and I ain't to old to cry

       C             Csus4   C  Csus4

When a woman gets me down.


Got another empty bottle and another empty bed.

Ain't too young to admit it and I'm not too old to lie,

I'm just another empty head.


PRE-CHORUS: [use this tab - % means "repeat"]

                  Bb                 B



That's why I'm lonely.  I'm so lonely.


     D -5-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%--|

     A -5-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%--|

     E -3-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%-%--|

But, I know what I'm gonna do.



[n.c.]    F    C      F    G

I'm gonna ride on---, ride on,

F    C

Ride on,
(standing on the edge of the road)

Bb   F

Ride on, (thumb in the air)

F    C

Ride on (one of these days I'm gonna)

C    G

Ride on, (change my evil ways)

(E)  F

'Til then I'll just keep draggin' on.

LITTLE GUITAR SOLO  [over intro vamp]:


Broke another promise and I broke another heart.

But I ain't too young to realize that I ain't too old to try,

Try to get back to the start.

And it's another red light nightmare, another red light street.

And I ain't too old to hurry 'cause I ain't too old to die.

But I sure am hard to beat.


PRE-CHORUS:  [new words]

But, I'm lonely.  Lord, I'm lonely.  What am I gonna do?


CHORUS  [new words]

F    C      F    G

Ride on---, ride on, (got myself a one-way ticket)

F    C   Bb   F

Ride on, ride on, (going the wrong way)

F    C

Ride on (gonna change my evil ways)

C    G

Ride on, (one of these days)

(E)  F

One of these days...


MAIN GUITAR SOLO:  [over verse & pre-chorus]


CHORUS  [new words]

F    C      F    G

Ride on---, ride on, (...gonna...)

F    C   Bb   F

Ride on, ride on, (mmm, lookin' for a truck)

F    C

Ride on (mmmm, hmmmm)

C    G

Ride on, (keep on ridin')

(E)  F

Ridin' on & on & on & on & on & on...




Back to the Songbook Index.

This page's content is copyrighted ©1977-2009 by Kristin C. Hall. Please drop me a line (via "dink (at) media (dot) mit (dot) edu") if you wish to use it or link to it or correct it! Please send comments, suggestions, fixes and general mischievious mayhem to the web diva via the above email address. (sorry, spambots have forced me to remove my automatic mail link.) Many thanks...and enjoy!

Note to lawyers and any other litigious-minded folk:
I am not trying to screw anyone out of royalties, etc. I have posted these only as a helpful resources for teachers, camp counselors and people who like to "sing along with Mitch", if you will. If you do not want your work posted to these pages, please just email me (via "dink (at) media (dot) mit (dot) edu") and I shall remove it.