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THAT WAS JUST YOUR LIFE - Metallica
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Tabbed by: van_halen_fan

Tuning: Standard (from low to high: B,E,A,D,G)

This tab is based off of the bass master track, which can be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jr1ReDTqMk

Intro

               H   Q  Q    Q. E+H  4x   Q. S S E E Q    Q^Q^Q+H   4x  W      S S S S S E E E S
G|---------||------------|----------||-------------r--|------------||------|---------r---------|
D|-four----||*----/5-----|---------*||*------------e--|-----------*||------|---------e---------|
A|-measure-||---------7\-|----------||-------------s--|------------||------|-1-1-1-1-s---------|
E|-rest----||*-0---------|-0--1----*||*-0--0-0-0-0-t--|-0-0-1-----*||-0----|---------t-1-1-1-3-|
B|---------||------------|----------||----------------|------------||------|-------------------|

   Q  Q  Q  Q    S S S S S E E E S     Q^Q^Q+H     Q^Q^Q  Q  Q      Q  Q  H
G|-------------|---------r---------||------------|---------------||----r--r---|---------|
D|-------------|---------e---------||*-----------|--------------*||----e--e---|-three---|
A|-------7-----|-1-1-1-1-s---------||------7-----|-----7--1------||----s--s---|-measure-|
E|-0-/6-----6\-|---------t-1-1-1-3-||*-0/6-------|-0/6-------1--*||-0--t--t---|-rest----|
B|-------------|-------------------||------------|---------------||-----------|---------|

     S S E Q  H   3x  Q  H   Q       S S E E E E E E E   S S E E E E E E E   S S E E E E E E E
G||--------r--r----||----r-------||--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
D||*-------e--e---*||----e-------||*-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A||--------s--s----||----s-------||------------7-------|-----------7-------|-----------7-------|
E||*-0-0-0-t--t---*||-0--t---15\-||*-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|
B||----------------||------------||--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

   E E E E E E E E      E E E E+H    E E E E+H    E E E E+H    H   H
G|------------------||-------------|------------|------------|----------||
D|-----------------*||*------------|------------|------------|---------*||
A|-0---0-1-0--------||--------7----|-------7----|-------7\---|-1--------||
E|---3-------3-2-1-*||*-0-5-6------|-0-5-6------|-0-5-6------|-----1---*||
B|------------------||-------------|------------|------------|----------||

Verse 1

     S S E E E E E E E   S S E E E E E E E   S S E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
G||--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
D||*-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
A||------------7-------|-----------7-------|-----------7-------|-0---0-1-0-------|
E||*-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|---3-------3-2-1-|
B||--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|

   S S E E E E E E E   S S E E E E E E E   S S E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|------------------||
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------*||
A|-----------7-------|-----------7-------|-----------7-------|------------------||
E|-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|-8-1-1-1-3-0-0-0-*||
B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|------------------||

   E E E E+H    E E E E+H    E E E E+H    H   H
G|------------|------------|------------|---------|
D|------------|------------|------------|---------|
A|-------7----|-------7----|-------7\---|-1-------|
E|-0-5-6------|-0-5-6------|-0-5-6------|-----1---|
B|------------|------------|------------|---------|

Pre-Chorus

     Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   E E E E E E E E 3x
G||---------------|--------------|--------------|------------------||
D||*--------------|--------------|--------------|-----------------*||
A||---------------|--------------|--------------|-0---0-1-0--------||
E||*--------------|--------------|--------------|---3-------3-2-1-*||
B||--5--5--5--5-3-|-5--5--5--5-3-|-5--5--5--5-3-|------------------||

   Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    E E E E E E E E
G|-------------|-r-----------|-r-----------|-----------------|
D|-------------|-e-----------|-e-----------|-----------------|
A|-------------|-s-----------|-s-----------|-----------------|
E|-0--0--1--1--|-t--0--1--1--|-t--0--1--1--|-8-1-1-1-3-0-0-0-|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-----------------|

Chorus

   E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----r---r---r---|
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----e---e---e---|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|-------------------|-------------------|-----s---s---s---|
E|---------------6-6-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-0-r-0-t-0-t-0-|
B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|

   E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E E E E E   E E E E E Q  E
G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----r---r------|
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----e---e------|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|-------------------|-------------------|-3-3-s-3-s-3--3-|
E|---------------6-6-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-----t---t------|
B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|----------------|

   E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----r---r---r---|
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----e---e---e---|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|-------------------|-------------------|-5-5-s-5-s-5-s-5-|
E|---------------6-6-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-----t---t---t---|
B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|

   E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E E E E E   Q  Q  H
G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|----r--r---|
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|----e--e---|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|-------------------|-------------------|----s--s---|
E|---------------6-6-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-0--t--t---|
B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------|

     S S E E E E E E E   S S E E E E E E E   S S E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
G||--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|------------------||
D||*-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------*||
A||------------7-------|-----------7-------|-----------7-------|-0---0-1-0--------||
E||*-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|---3-------3-2-1-*||
B||--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|------------------||

   E E E E+H    E E E E+H    E E E E+H    H   H
G|------------|------------|------------|---------|
D|------------|------------|------------|---------|
A|-------7----|-------7----|-------7\---|-1-------|
E|-0-5-6------|-0-5-6------|-0-5-6------|-----1---|
B|------------|------------|------------|---------|

Verse 2

     S S E E E E E E E   S S E E E E E E E   S S E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
G||--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
D||*-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
A||------------7-------|-----------7-------|-----------7-------|-0---0-1-0-------|
E||*-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|---3-------3-2-1-|
B||--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|

   S S E E E E E E E   S S E E E E E E E   S S E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|------------------||
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------*||
A|-----------7-------|-----------7-------|-----------7-------|------------------||
E|-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|-8-1-1-1-3-0-0-0-*||
B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|------------------||

   E E E E+H    E E E E+H    E E E E+H    H   H
G|------------|------------|------------|---------|
D|------------|------------|------------|---------|
A|-------7----|-------7----|-------7\---|-1-------|
E|-0-5-6------|-0-5-6------|-0-5-6------|-----1---|
B|------------|------------|------------|---------|

Pre-Chorus

     Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   E E E E E E E E 3x
G||---------------|--------------|--------------|------------------||
D||*--------------|--------------|--------------|-----------------*||
A||---------------|--------------|--------------|-0---0-1-0--------||
E||*--------------|--------------|--------------|---3-------3-2-1-*||
B||--5--5--5--5-3-|-5--5--5--5-3-|-5--5--5--5-3-|------------------||

   Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    S S E E E E E E E
G|-------------|-r-----------|-r-----------|-------------------|
D|-------------|-e-----------|-e-----------|-------------------|
A|-------------|-s-----------|-s-----------|-------------------|
E|-0--0--1--1--|-t--0--1--1--|-t--0--1--1--|-8-8-1-1-1-3-0-0-0-|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------------|

Chorus

   E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----r---r---r---|
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----e---e---e---|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|-------------------|-------------------|-----s---s---s---|
E|---------------6-6-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-0-r-0-t-0-t-0-|
B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|

   E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----r---r---r---|
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----e---e---e---|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|-------------------|-------------------|-3-3-s-3-s-3-s-3-|
E|---------------6-6-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-----t---t---t---|
B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|

   E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----r---r---r---|
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----e---e---e---|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|-------------------|-------------------|-5-5-s-5-s-5-s-5-|
E|---------------6-6-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-----t---t---t---|
B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|

   E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E E E E E   Q  Q  H
G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|----r--r---|
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|----e--e---|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|-------------------|-------------------|----s--s---|
E|---------------6-6-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-0--t--t---|
B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------|

Pre-Solo

     Q  H   E E + E  Q  Q  Q  E 4x   Q  E E E E E E + E  Q  Q  Q  E 4x
G||-----r---r---|----------------||-------------r---|----------------||
D||*----e---e---|---------------*||*------------e---|---------------*||
A||-----s---s---|----------------||-------------s---|----------------||
E||*----t---t---|---------------*||*------------t---|---------------*||
B||--5\-------5-|(5)-5--5--5--3--||--5\-x-x-5-5---5-|(5)-5--5--5--3--||

     S S E E E E E E E 3x  S S E S S E S S E S S E
G||---------------------||-------------------------|
D||*-------------------*||-------------------------|
A||---------------------||-------------------------|
E||*-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-*||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
B||---------------------||-------------------------|

Solo

   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-------------6-6-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
E|-------------6-6-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|-------------6-6-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q  Q  H
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----r--r---|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----e--e---|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|-----------------|-----------------|----s--s---|
E|-------------6-6-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-0--t--t---|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------|

Verse 3

     S S E E E E E E E   S S E E E E E E E   S S E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
G||--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
D||*-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
A||------------7-------|-----------7-------|-----------7-------|-0---0-1-0-------|
E||*-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|---3-------3-2-1-|
B||--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|

   S S E E E E E E E   S S E E E E E E E   S S E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|------------------||
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------*||
A|-----------7-------|-----------7-------|-----------7-------|------------------||
E|-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|-8-1-1-1-3-0-0-0-*||
B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|------------------||

     Q  H   E E + E  Q  Q  Q  E 4x   S S E E E E E E E 3x  S S E S S E S S E S S E
G||-----r---r---|----------------||---------------------||-------------------------|
D||*----e---e---|---------------*||*-------------------*||-------------------------|
A||-----s---s---|----------------||---------------------||-------------------------|
E||*----t---t---|---------------*||*-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-*||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
B||--5\-------5-|(5)-5--5--5--3--||---------------------||-------------------------|

   E E E E+H    E E E E+H    E E E E+H + W
G|------------|------------|-----------|------|
D|------------|------------|-----------|------|
A|-------7----|-------7----|-------7---|(7)---|
E|-0-5-6------|-0-5-6------|-0-5-6-----|------|
B|------------|------------|-----------|------|

Outro

     E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
G||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D||*-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A||------------------|-----------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|
E||*-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------|---------------0-|
B||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------*||
A|-----------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--||
E|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------*||
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||

     Q  H   E E + E  Q  Q  Q  E 4x   S S E E E E E E E 3x  S S E S S E S S E S S E
G||-----r---r---|----------------||---------------------||-------------------------|
D||*----e---e---|---------------*||*-------------------*||-------------------------|
A||-----s---s---|----------------||---------------------||-------------------------|
E||*----t---t---|---------------*||*-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-*||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
B||--5\-------5-|(5)-5--5--5--3--||---------------------||-------------------------|

     S S E E E E E E E   S S E E E E E E E   S S E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
G||--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|------------------||
D||*-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------*||
A||------------7-------|-----------7-------|-----------7-------|-0---0-1-0--------||
E||*-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|---3-------3-2-1-*||
B||--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|------------------||

   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-------------6-6-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|-----------------|-----------------|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
E|-------------6-6-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
E|-------------6-6-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q  Q  H
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----r--r---|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----e--e---|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|-----------------|-----------------|-5--s--s---|
E|-------------6-6-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|----t--t---|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------|

   S S E E E E E E E   S S E E E E E E E   S S E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   H   H
G|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----r---||
D|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----e---||
A|-----------7-------|-----------7-------|-----------7-------|-0---0-1-0-------|-----s---||
E|-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|-0-0-0-5-6---6-5-6-|---3-------3-2-1-|-----t---||
B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|-5\------||

Enjoy!!!

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| /   slide up             W = whole note
| \   slide down           H = half note         H. = dotted half note
| h   hammer-on            Q = quarter note      Q. = dotted quarter note
| p   pull-off             E = eighth note       E. = dotted eighth note
| ~   vibrato              S = sixteenth note    S. = dotted sixteenth note
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note            X^X^X = triplet
| b   Bend											
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

*************************************************************************************************
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anameofsomesort wrote on July 4 2010, 03:49 pm

Cant believe noones rated or commented, cause this is bang on. probs copied but tbh noone cares, great job anyway and if you did this yourself then beautiful

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van_halen_fan wrote on July 4 2010, 11:33 pm

thank you!

no copying here, just listening to the master track and tabbin it out

i looked at the first version and noticed that it was wrong in a lot of spots, so i decided to correct it

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death eater wrote on February 14 2011, 10:45 am

Great tab, and great song. 5* from here man

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