Alice Cooper - Schools Out Guitar Chords

Alice Cooper

album rock, classic rock, comic, glam metal

Song versions: 1 2
Chords: C, D, Eb, G, Bb, F, E, A, A7, Em
Schools Out by Alice Cooper

This song isn’t hard to play but is very cool given that it is in three 
different keys the chorus sections are of different length and end with
different chords, and there is a bridge section leading into another bridge 
section. These guys threw out the formula and created a masterpiece, here.

Tab for non-riff chords: 
    C  D  Eb  G  Bb  C   F
e|--3--5--6------------------|
B|--5--7--8------------------|
G|--5--7--8------------------|
D|--5--7--8---5--8---10--3---|
A|--3--5--6---5--8---10--3---|
E|------------3--6---8---1---|


[Intro] Riff 1 x6
Riff 1:     E   E   A    E   E   G    E   E     A   G   E  
         e|------------------------------------------------|
         B|---------14-----------12-------------14--12-----|
         G|---------14-----------12-------------14--12--14-|
         D|---------14-----------12------------------------|
         A|-14--14-------14--14-------14--14---------------|
         E|-12--12-------12--12------ 12--12---------------|


[Verse 1] With Riff 1 x4
Well we got no choice
All the girls and boys
Makin’ all that noise
'Cause they found new toys


[Pre-chorus]
C
 Can't salute ya, can't find a flag
D Eb
    If that don't suit ya, that's a drag


[Chorus 1]
G        Bb  C   F  G
School's out for summer
G        Bb  C   F G
School's out for ever
G              Bb   C   F  G
School's been blown to  pieces


[Bridge 1]  A A  A7 A  F A  All bends = whole step to A
If a second guitarist is available have him play the bent note chords while guitar 
one sustains the other chords
    A   A           A7  A           F   A
e|------5---------------5---------------5--------|
B|--2---8bend-------3---8bend-----------8bend----|
G|--2---------------2----------------------------|
D|--2---------------5---------------3------------|
A|--0---------------0---------------3------------|
E|----------------------------------1------------|


[Bridge 2a]
With Riff 2 x4
              Em   D    C    D
Riff 2:   e|-------------------------|
          B|--8----7----5----7-------|
          G|--9----7----5----7-------|
          D|-------------------------|
          A|-------------------------|
          E|-------------------------|

If you have a second guitarist, have him play the chords above the words while guitar 
one plays Riff 2 with the bridge

C
No more pencils, no more books
D
No more teachers’ dirty looks


[Solo section] with Riff 3 x4
Riff 3:  E  E  A  E  E  G  E  E  A  G   E    E  E  A  E  E   G  E  E  A   E
      e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
      B|-------2--------0--------2--0--------------2---------0--------2---0-|
      G|-------2--------0--------2--0---2----------2---------0--------2---0-|
      D|-------------------------------------------2---------0--------2-----|
      A|-2--2-----2--2-----2--2--------------2--2-----2--2------2-—2--------|
      E|-0--0-----0--0-----0--0--------------0--0-----0--0------0--0--------|


[Verse 2] With Riff 1 x4
Well we got no class
And we got no principles
And we got no innocence
We can't even think of a word that rhymes


[Chorus 2]
G        Bb  C   F  G
School's out for summer
G        Bb  C    F G
School's out for  ever
G             F        C
School's been blown to pieces


[Bridge 2b] With Riff 2 x8 
Again, if you have a second guitarist, have him play the chords above the 
words while Guitar one plays Riff 2 with the bridge
             Em   D    C    D
Riff 2:  e|-----------------------|
         B|--8----7----5----7-----|
         G|--9----7----5----7-----|
         D|-----------------------|
         A|-----------------------|
         E|-----------------------|

C  sustain
No more pencils, no more books
D  sustain
No more teachers’ dirty looks
C  sustain
Out for summer, out till fall
D  sustain
We might not go back at all


[Chorus 3]
G        Bb  C    F G
School's out for  ever
G        Bb  C   F  G
School's out for summer
G        Bb  C    F G
School's out with fever
G        F       C
School's out completely

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