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Hey guys this is one of my fav songs ever and its 100% accurate guaranteed. There is no
other person besides the Strokes themselves who know the song better.
Palm mute most of the song except on the Chorus Guitar 1 and a few other exception which
I'll point out

Intro Guitar 1 (Albert) Guitar 2 does nothing
e|0------0------------------------------------------------|
B|0------0-------9------10101010101010101010101010101010--|
G|1------1-------9------9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---|
D|2------2-------9------10101010101010101010101010101010--|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|9999999999999999------10101010101010101010101010101010--|
G|9999999999999999------9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---|
D|9999999999999999------10101010101010101010101010101010--|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|9999999999999999----------------------------------------|
G|9999999999999999----------------------------------------|
D|9999999999999999----------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

Verse Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------XXXXXXXX----------XXXXXXXX---------------------|X 2
D|XXXXXXXX-22222222-XXXXXXXX-44444444---------------------|
A|22222222-00000000-44444444-22222222---------------------|
E|00000000----------22222222------------------------------|
(Be sure not to add the third string of the power chord(X) in every power chord in the
song Only hit the two strings as shown)
Chorus Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|X 2
D|99999999s6666s4444s99999999s6666s2222-------------------|
A|77777777s4444s2222s77777777s4444s2222-------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
(Try to slide (s) between these power chords. It takes some time to get every stroke(no
pun intended) plus the slide, so try substituting the last down stroke of each power
chord for the slide until you can get it smooth.  it would only be 7 strokes then 3
strokes then 3 strokes)
Bridge Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|10101010101010101010101010101010-9999999999999999-------|
G|9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--9999999999999999-------|X 4
D|10101010101010101010101010101010-9999999999999999-------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

For the last verse, play the verse palm muted like usual, but do not play the chorus,
just repeat the verse again, but this time, let it ring and not palm mute it.
Ending Guitar 1 Guitar 2 does nothing
e|0----0--------------------------------------------------|
B|0----0--------------------------------------------------|
G|1----1--------------------------------------------------|
D|2----2--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2 (Nick)
Nick plays through a synthesizer pedal in this song. If you don't have one than u can
just turn your tone knob all the way down. It should be muffled.

Verse Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|9--5-7-5-9-7--5-----5-7--4-5-4-7-5--4------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|X 2
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|
This phrase is all on the same string. It seems babyish but Nick wants that consistent
tone that he wouldnt get if he were to change to different strings.
Chorus Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|12--9-7-9--12--9-7-9--12--9-7-9-5--9-7-9---------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|
For the second verse, its played exactly the same the first time, but when you repeat it
it changes to this:
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|9--5-7-5-12--10--7-----5-7--4-5-4-7-5--4-----------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

Bridge Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|--13-15-12-13---------17-15----------------------------|
G|----------------------------17-16----------------------|X 2
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|--17----15-13-12----10-12-9------17-15-----------------|
G|---------------------------------------17-16-----------|
D|-----14----------14------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|--13-15-12-13---------17-15----------------------------|
G|----------------------------17-16h17h16h17-------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|
(Make sure you hold out and smoothly connect(h) the last part of the phrase)

For the last verse, play the verse phrase exactly the same, but dont play thew chorus.
Then When you play the verse for the second time, it changes like this: 
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|9--5-7-5-12--10--7-----5-7--4-5-4-7-5--4---------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|X 2
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

Here is the song order so you can put the parts together:
Guitar 1 (Albert):
Intro
Verse
Chorus
Verse
Chorus
Bridge
Verse(1st time palmed, 2nd time open)
Ending

Guitar 2 (Nick):
Intro(dont play)
Verse
Chorus
Verse 
Chorus
Bridge
Verse(skip chorus)
Ending(dont play)

There you go guys. Have fun learning it and if you want me to tab anymore songs by the
strokes or other artists like:
The Hives
The White Stripes
Modest Mouse
And More...
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Felbi wrote on July 3 2005, 12:00 am

great tab dude

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Donkey Fly wrote on July 23 2005, 12:00 am

E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|X 2
D|99999999s6666s4444s99999999s6666s2222-------------------|
A|77777777s4444s2222s77777777s4444s2222-------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

errrrrr wrong!.....this is how it should be replaced

E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|99999999\6666\4444\99999999\6666\4444-------------------|X 2
D|99999999\6666\4444\99999999\6666\4444-------------------|
A|77777777\4444\2222\77777777\4444\2222-------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

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Donkey Fly wrote on July 23 2005, 12:00 am

he actually bars it though so

E|77777777\4444\2222\77777777\4444\2222-------------------|
B|99999999\6666\4444\99999999\6666\4444-------------------|
G|99999999\6666\4444\99999999\6666\4444-------------------|X 2
D|99999999\6666\4444\99999999\6666\4444-------------------|
A|77777777\4444\2222\77777777\4444\2222-------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

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