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UNDER COVER OF DARKNESS - The Strokes
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Tabbed by: Frank Truei
Email: truei.frank@gmail.com

Tuning: Standard (EADGBe)  
I worked hard and fast on this tab... its ACCURATE!
Note that each part is retabbed because of subtle differences.


Guitar 1 - Intro
e|------11~-------------------11~---------------------12-12--11-11------|
B|-----------11----11-------------11----11------------------------14--12|
G|--------------11-------------------11---------------------------------|  
D|9--9-----------------9--9-----------------11--11----------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|7--7-----------------7--7-----------------9---9-----------------------|

e|-------7h9-7-----7|
B|-------7-------9--|
G|------------------|
D|11-11-------------|
A|------------------|                 x2
E|9--9--------------|

Guitar 2 - Intro
e|11-11---------------11-11-----------------9--9------------------9--9|
B|12-12---------------12-12-----------------9--9------------------9--9|
G|11-11---------------11-11-----------------9--9------------------9--9|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|11-11--11b12-11-9----11-11-18b19-14-16----9--9--12-12-11-11-9-7-9--9|
B|12-12-------------12-12-12-------------16-9--9--12-12-11-11-9-7-9--9|
G|11-11----------------11-11----------------9--9------------------9--9|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|9--9----11h12-11--------11|
B|9--9----12--------12s14---|
G|6--6----------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|   
E|--------------------------|


------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 1 - Verse

e|7-7----7-7----7-7----7-7----6-6----6-6----6-6----6-6-----|
B|7-7----7-7----7-7----7-7----4-4----4-4----4-4----4-4-----|
G|4-4----4-4----4-4----4-4----3-3----3-3----3-3----3-3-----|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

e|11-11---11-11---11-11---11-11---7-7---7-7---7-7---9-9-9-9|
B|12-12---12-12---12-12---12-12---9-9---9-9---9-9---9-9-9-9|
G|13-13---13-13---13-13---13-13---9-9---9-9---9-9---9-9-9-9|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|


e|7-7----7-7----7-7----7-7----6-6----6-6----6-6----6-6-----|
B|7-7----7-7----7-7----7-7----4-4----4-4----4-4----4-4-----|
G|4-4----4-4----4-4----4-4----3-3----3-3----3-3----3-3-----|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

e|7--7-7--7-7-7--9--9-9--9-9-9--7--7-7--7-7-7--9-9-9-9-----|
B|9--9-9--9-9-9--9--9-9--9-9-9--9--9-9--9-9-9--9-9-9-9-----|
G|9--9-9--9-9-9--9--9-9--9-9-9--9--9-9--9-9-9--9-9-9-9-----|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

e|7-7----7-7----7-7----7-7|
B|7-7----7-7----7-7----7-7|
G|4-4----4-4----4-4----4-4|
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|

Guitar 2 - Verse
 
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|---------------9-------7--------------7-------|
A|-----------------9-6-9---9-6------6-9---9-6--/|
E|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--------------7--7-----------7-|
   PM
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|---------------8-------6--------------6-------|
D|-----------------8---8---8----------8---8-----|
A|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6----9-------9-6--6-9-------9-6/|
E|----------------------------------------------|
    PM
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|---------------6-------4--------------4-------|
A|-----------------6---6---6----------6---6-----|
E|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----7-------7-4--4-7-------7-4-|
   PM
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|---------------4s6-----4--------------|
E|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------4----2----|
  PM
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|---------------4-------3--------------3-------|
D|-----------------4---4---4----------4---4-----|
A|-------------------6-------6-2--2-6-------6-2\|
E|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------------------------------|
  PM
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|---------------8-------6--------------6-------|
D|-----------------8---8---8----------8---8-----|
A|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6----9-------9-6--6-9-------9-6\|
E|----------------------------------------------|
  PM
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|2-2-2-2/4-4-4-4/6-6-6-6---------2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
E|------------------------4-4-4-4----------------|

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 1 - Chorus
Keeps strumming this short for the next 2 bars:
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|9--9-9--9-9-9-|
A|--------------|
E|7--7-7--7-7-7-|

At the same time a 3rd track has at each accented beat

e|7--7--7--7--9--9--9--9--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-|
B|7--7--7--7--9--9--9--9--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-|
G|4--4--4--4--6--6--6--6--4--4--4--4--3--3--3--3-|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|



Then when it picks up same strum in the background:

e|7-----------------------9----------------------|
B|7-----------------------9----------------------|
G|4-----------------------6----------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|


Guitar 2 - Chorus
  (short notes)

e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|8-11-8--8-11--8-11-8--8-11--9--13-9---9--13--9--13-9---9--13|
D|9-9--9--9-9---9-9--9--9-9---11-11-11--11-11--11-11-11--11-11|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

  (short notes)
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|8-11-8--8-11--8-11-8--8-11--6-11-6--6-11-6-11-6--6-11|
D|9-9--9--9-9---9-9--9--9-9---8-8--8--8-8--8-8--8--8-8-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|8-11-8--8-11--8-11-8--8-11--9--13-9---9--13--9--13-13--13-13|
D|9-9--9--9-9---9-9--9--9-9---11-11-11--11-11--11-11-11--11-11|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

  (short notes)
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|8-11-8--8-11--8-11-8--8-11--6-11-6--6-11-11-11-11-11-|
D|9-9--9--9-9---9-9--9--9-9---8-8--8--8-8--8--8--8--8--|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|7--7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7--7-7-7/9---9--9---9--9--9-|
G|8--8-8--8-8-8-8--8-8--8-8-8/9---9--9---9--9--9-|           \
D|9--9-9--9-9-9-9--9-9--9-9-9/11--11-11--11-11-11|            \
A|-----------------------------------------------|             \
E|-----------------------------------------------|              \
                                                                 \
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|11--11-11--11-11-11/12--12-12--12-12-12--12--12-12--12-12-12|   x2
G|9---9--9---9--9--9-/11--11-11--11-11-11--11--11-11--11-11-11|   / 
D|11--11-11--11-11-11/13--13-13--13-13-13--13--13-13--13-13-13|  /
A|------------------------------------------------------------| /
E|------------------------------------------------------------|/
                                                              /
e|----------------------------------------|                  /
B|14--14-14--14-14-14--14--14-14--14-14-14|                 /
G|11--11-11--11-11-11--11--11-11--11-11-11|                /
D|11--11-11--11-11-11--11--11-11--11-11-11|               /
A|----------------------------------------|              /
E|----------------------------------------|             /



--------------------------------------------------------------------
INTRO again
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Short verse before verse 2

Guitar 1- 

e|7-7----7-7----7-7----7-7----6-6----6-6----6-6----6-6-----|
B|7-7----7-7----7-7----7-7----4-4----4-4----4-4----4-4-----|
G|4-4----4-4----4-4----4-4----3-3----3-3----3-3----3-3-----|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

e|7--7-7--7-7-7--9--9-9--9-9-9--7--7-7--7-7-7--9-9-9-9-----|
B|9--9-9--9-9-9--9--9-9--9-9-9--9--9-9--9-9-9--9-9-9-9-----|
G|9--9-9--9-9-9--9--9-9--9-9-9--9--9-9--9-9-9--9-9-9-9-----|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

e|7-7----7-7----7-7----7-7|
B|7-7----7-7----7-7----7-7|
G|4-4----4-4----4-4----4-4|
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|


Guitar 2 -

hint: play the 7 on E with your pinky first
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|---------------4-------3--------------3-------|
D|-----------------4---4---4----------4---4-----|
A|-------------------6-------6-2--2-6-------6-2/|
E|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------------------------------|
   PM
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|---------------8-------6--------------6-------|
D|-----------------8---8---8----------8---8-----|
A|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6----9-------9-6--6-9-------9-6/|
E|----------------------------------------------|
                                  PM
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|2-2-2-2/4-4-4-4/6-6-6-6/7-7-7-7/2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

---------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 1 - Chorus 2
Same as Chorus 1

Guitar 2 - Chorus 2

(short notes)
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|8-11-8--8-11--8-11-8--8-11--9--13-9---9--13--9--13-9---9--13|
D|9-9--9--9-9---9-9--9--9-9---11-11-11--11-11--11-11-11--11-11|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

  (short notes)
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|8-11-8--8-11--8-11-8--8-11--6-11-6--6-11-6-11-6--6-11|
D|9-9--9--9-9---9-9--9--9-9---8-8--8--8-8--8-8--8--8-8-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

 (let notes ring) 
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|8--8-9--8--8--8-9--8--9---13-9---9--13--9--13-9---9--13|
D|9--9-9--9--9--9-9--9--11--11-11--11-11--11-11-11--11-11|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|


  (let notes ring)
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|8-11-8--8-11--8-11-8--8-11--6-11-6--6-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11|
D|9-9--9--9-9---9-9--9--9-9---8-8--8--8-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|7--7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7--7-7-7/9---9--9---9--9--9-|
G|8--8-8--8-8-8-8--8-8--8-8-8/9---9--9---9--9--9-|          \
D|9--9-9--9-9-9-9--9-9--9-9-9/11--11-11--11-11-11|           \
A|-----------------------------------------------|            \
E|-----------------------------------------------|             \
                                                                \
e|------------------------------------------------------------|  \
B|11--11-11--11-11-11/12--12-12--12-12-12--12--12-12--12-12-12|   x2
G|9---9--9---9--9--9-/11--11-11--11-11-11--11--11-11--11-11-11|   /
D|11--11-11--11-11-11/13--13-13--13-13-13--13--13-13--13-13-13|  /
A|------------------------------------------------------------| /
E|------------------------------------------------------------|/
                                                              /
e|11----------------------------------------|                /
B|12-14-14-14--14-14-14--14--14-14--14-14-14|               /
G|11-11-11-11--11-11-11--11--11-11--11-11-11|              / 
D|---11-11-11--11-11-11--11--11-11--11-11-11|             /
A|------------------------------------------|            /
E|------------------------------------------|

SOLO
---------------------------------------------------------
Guitar 2 - Lead

e|x-x-x-x----------------------------------------------------|
B|x-x-x-x------11-12---11-12-11-------11-12----11-12-11------|
G|x-x-x-x--9---------9----------9--11-------11----------11---|
D|x-x-x-x----------------------------------------------------|
A|x-x-x-x----------------------------------------------------|
E|x-x-x-x----------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------9--7--12--11s7-7---7-11-11/12|
B|----11-12---11-12-11-------11------------------8-----------|
G|9---------9----------9--8----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

e|11/-----------------------------------------------|
B|----7---7s12--12s16----------14-16--14------------|
G|--------------------13-15s16-----------16p15p13s11|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|----11-12---11-12-11--------11-12----11-12-11-----|
G|9---------9----------9---11-------11----------11--|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----11-12---11-12-11---------------------------------------|
G|9---------9----------9--8-8--------6-6---------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|



Guitar 1 - Rhythm
  (follow the rhythm of the first power chord so I dont keep repeating)
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|6--6-4--6-4-6--6--6-6--6-6-6/8\6\4----------|
D|6--6-6--6-6-6--6--6-6--6-6-6/8\6\4----------|
A|4--4-4--4-4-4--4--4-4--4-4-4/6\4\2----------|
E|--------------------------------------------|
  PM                              (with chuck here)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-44--------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|
D|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-44-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5555-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|
A|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-22-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6666-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|
E|-------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3333-----------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3|

(follow the CHANGED rhythm of the first power chord so I dont keep repeating)
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|6--6-6--6-6-6-6-6--6--6-6-6/8/6--|
D|6--6-6--6-6-6-6-6--6--6-6-6/8/6--|
A|4--4-4--4-4-4-4-4--4--4-4-4/6/4--|
E|---------------------------------|
  (ring)
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|4-----------4--4-----------------|
D|4-----------4--4-----------------|
A|2-----------2--1-----------------|
E|---------------------------------|

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
FINAL CHORUS
-All parts same as Chorus 2

OUTRO
e|------11-----------|
B|-----------11----11|
G|--------------11---|  
D|9--9---------------|
A|-------------------|
E|7--7---------------|
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GoldenCage wrote on February 17 2011, 11:13 pm

Just to let you know for the chorus where it says e|6--6--6--6--8--8--8--8--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6-|
B|6--6--6--6--8--8--8--8--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6-|
G|4--4--4--4--6--6--6--6--4--4--4--4--3--3--3--3-|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

Its a type I just fixed. All the 6's are 7's and 8's are 9's. The G notes are the same

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GoldenCage wrote on February 17 2011, 11:55 pm

New update soon to come: I changed the beginning of verse 1 to be easier to play, and fixed 1 wrong note:

VERSE 1 FIRST BAR
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|---------------9-------7--------------7-------|
A|-----------------9-6-9---9-6------6-9---9-6--/|
E|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--------------7--7-----------7-|

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CroMag523 wrote on February 18 2011, 07:15 pm

frang shrey

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