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Its My Life Chords

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*-------------------------------------PLEASE NOTE-------------------------------------*
*-This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song.-*
*-------You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.-------*
*-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------*

Originally released at 23 May 2000 as the leading single from their 7th studio album, 
"Crush". This single reached #1 spots in several charts all over the world, along with 
six platinum and four gold certifications for sales.

Tabbed by Manu Fernández (keanu206hotmail.com), corrections by Pelusteriano
Lyrics by Jon Bon Jovi, Ritchie Sambora & Max Martin
Music by Bon Jovi
Key of C minor

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UPDATE: 07.10.15, 15:48, by Pelusteriano
        Verses fixed as suggested by @Damn Kizza
        Lyrics fixed as noted by @crack_up
        Transposed to original key (from Am to Cm) as suggested by @calltooth
        Added versions with and without capo
        Added versions with full chords and power chords
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Note: This version is based on the next live performances
      Live with Jay Leno 2000 - https://youtu.be/F1BaudPtGPA
      Live at VH1 My Music Awards 2000 - https://youtu.be/UpdGCnFc4Ao

I recommend checking this video tutorial: https://youtu.be/hsd5WRD30XM

There are three versions here:
      i) Original key. Without capo. Full chords. Recommended for intermediate acoustic.
      ii) Original key. Capo on 3rd. Full chords. Recommended for beginner acoustic.
      iii) Original key. Without capo. Power chords. Recommended for beginner electric.
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 FULL CHORDS, WITHOUT CAPO
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Chords (low to high, in order of appearance)
Cm/G 335543  F/C  X3321X  Ab 466544  Eb X68886  Bb 688766  Bb5 X133XX  B5 X244XX


INTRO

    Guitar + keyboard arrangement
    Cm/G
|| ------------3-|-4----3------ ||
|| ----------4---|------------- ||
||O-5--5---5-----|---------X-X-O||
||O-5--5---------|---------X-X-O||
|| -3--3---------|---------X-X- ||
|| -3--3---------|---------X-X- ||x2
                           X: muted string

VERSE I

Cm/G                                              Playing tips: Strum really hard, let ring,
This ain't a song for the broken hearted                        before strumming add muted strums.
                                                                You can add the keyboard part.
A silent prayer for faith departed


PRE-CHORUS

Cm/G
I ain't gonna be just a face in the crowd          Playing tips: Strum once, let ring
             F/C                                    XX: Either play two muted strums or tap
You're gonna hear my voice when I shout it out loud     twice on the body of the guitar.


CHORUS

        Cm/G       Ab
It's my life, it's now or never
Eb              Bb
  I ain't gonna live forever
Cm/G             Ab              Bb
  I just want to live while I'm alive

A|-1vv--2vv--|         Playing tip: Play this notes on the A string before going back to Cm/G.
    v: vibrato
(Bb5  B5) Cm/G
 It's my  life
                    Ab
My heart is like an open highway
Eb                   Bb
  Like Franky said I did it my way
Cm/G             Ab            Bb
  I just wanna live while I'm alive
A|-1vv--2vv--|
(Bb5  B5) Cm/G
 It's my  life

INTERLUDE

    Cm/G
|| ------------3-|-4----3------ ||
|| ----------4---|------------- ||
||O-5--5---5-----|---------X-X-O||
||O-5--5---------|---------X-X-O||
|| -3--3---------|---------X-X- ||
|| -3--3---------|---------X-X- ||x2


VERSE II

Cm/G                                   
This is for ones who stood their ground

Like Tommy and Gina, who never backed down


PRE-CHORUS

  Cm/G
Tomorrow's getting harder make no mistake
F/C                                               XX
Luck ain't even lucky got to make your own breaks


CHORUS

        Cm/G       Ab
It's my life, it's now or never
Eb              Bb
  I ain't gonna live forever
Cm/G             Ab              Bb
  I just want to live while I'm alive
A|-1vv--2vv--|         
(Bb5  B5) Cm/G
 It's my  life
                    Ab
My heart is like an open highway
Eb                   Bb
  Like Franky said I did it my way
Cm/G             Ab            Bb
  I just wanna live while I'm alive
A|-1vv--2vv--|
(Bb5  B5) Cm/G
 It's my  life


GUITAR SOLO
                 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 
Strum pattern: |-▲-▲-X-X-▲-▲-X-X-|

Ab  Bb  Ab  F/C


BRIDGE

    Cm/G                                                Playing tip: Strum once really hard,
You better stand tall when they're calling you out                   let ring.
                                               XX
Don't bend, don't break, baby, don't back down 


CHORUS

        Cm/G       Ab
It's my life, it's now or never
Eb              Bb
  I ain't gonna live forever
Cm/G             Ab              Bb
  I just want to live while I'm alive
A|-1vv--2vv--|         
(Bb5  B5) Cm/G
 It's my  life
                    Ab
My heart is like an open highway
Eb                   Bb
  Like Franky said I did it my way
Cm/G             Ab            Bb
  I just wanna live while I'm alive
A|-1vv--2vv--|
(Bb5  B5) Cm/G
 It's my  life

      Ab
It is now or never
Eb              Bb
  I ain't gonna live forever
Cm/G             Ab              Bb
  I just want to live while I'm alive
A|-1vv--2vv--|
(Bb5  B5) Cm/G
 It's my  life

                    Ab
My heart is like an open highway
Eb                   Bb
  Like Franky said I did it my way
Cm/G             Ab            Bb
  I just wanna live while I'm alive
Bb5  B5 Cm/G
It's my life



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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 FULL CHORDS, WITH CAPO ON 3RD FRET
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Chords (low to high, in order of appearance, relative to capo)
Am/E 002210  D/A  X00232  F 133211 or X3321X  C X32010  G 320033  G5 355XXX  Ab5 466XXX


INTRO

    Guitar + keyboard arrangement
    Am/E
|| ------------0-|-1----0------ ||
|| ----------1---|------------- ||
||O-2--2---2-----|---------X-X-O||
||O-2--2---------|---------X-X-O||
|| -0--0---------|---------X-X- ||
|| -0--0---------|---------X-X- ||x2
                           X: muted string

VERSE I

Am/E                                              Playing tips: Strum really hard, let ring,
This ain't a song for the broken hearted                        before strumming add muted strums.
                                                                You can add the keyboard part.
A silent prayer for faith departed


PRE-CHORUS

Am/E
I ain't gonna be just a face in the crowd          Playing tips: Strum once, let ring
             D/A                                    XX: Either play two muted strums or tap
You're gonna hear my voice when I shout it out loud     twice on the body of the guitar.


CHORUS

        Am/E       F
It's my life, it's now or never
C              G
 I ain't gonna live forever
Am/E             F              G
  I just want to live while I'm alive

E|-3vv--4vv--|         Playing tip: Play this notes on the E string before going back to Am/E.
    v: vibrato
(G5   Ab5) Am/E
 It's my   life
                    F
My heart is like an open highway
C                   G
 Like Franky said I did it my way
Am/E             F              G
  I just want to live while I'm alive
E|-3vv--4vv--| 
(G5   Ab5) Am/E
 It's my   life


INTERLUDE

    Am/E
|| ------------0-|-1----0------ ||
|| ----------1---|------------- ||
||O-2--2---2-----|---------X-X-O||
||O-2--2---------|---------X-X-O||
|| -0--0---------|---------X-X- ||
|| -0--0---------|---------X-X- ||x2


VERSE II

Am/E                                   
This is for ones who stood their ground

Like Tommy and Gina, who never backed down


PRE-CHORUS

  Am/E
Tomorrow's getting harder make no mistake
D/A                                               XX
Luck ain't even lucky got to make your own breaks


CHORUS

        Am/E       F
It's my life, it's now or never
C              G
 I ain't gonna live forever
Am/E             F              G
  I just want to live while I'm alive
E|-3vv--4vv--|
(G5   Ab5) Am/E
 It's my   life
                    F
My heart is like an open highway
C                   G
 Like Franky said I did it my way
Am/E             F              G
  I just want to live while I'm alive
E|-3vv--4vv--| 
(G5   Ab5) Am/E
 It's my   life


GUITAR SOLO
                 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 
Strum pattern: |-▲-▲-X-X-▲-▲-X-X-|

F  G  F  D/A


BRIDGE

    Am/E                                                Playing tip: Strum once really hard,
You better stand tall when they're calling you out                   let ring.
                                               XX
Don't bend, don't break, baby, don't back down 


CHORUS

        Am/E       F
It's my life, it's now or never
C              G
 I ain't gonna live forever
Am/E             F              G
  I just want to live while I'm alive
E|-3vv--4vv--|
(G5   Ab5) Am/E
 It's my   life
                    F
My heart is like an open highway
C                   G
 Like Franky said I did it my way
Am/E             F              G
  I just want to live while I'm alive
E|-3vv--4vv--| 
(G5   Ab5) Am/E
 It's my   life

      F
It is now or never
C              G
 I ain't gonna live forever
Am/E             F               G
  I just want to live while I'm alive
E|-3vv--4vv--| 
(G5   Ab5) Am/E
 It's my   life

                    F
My heart is like an open highway
C                   G
 Like Franky said I did it my way
Am/E             F             G
  I just wanna live while I'm alive
G5   Ab5 Am/E
It's my  life



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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 POWER CHORDS, WITHOUT CAPO
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Chords (low to high, in order of appearance)
C5/G 3355X  F5/C  88-10-10XX  Ab 466XXX  Eb5 X688XX  Eb5/D X588XX  Bb5* X133XX or 688XXX  B5 X244XX


INTRO

    Guitar + keyboard arrangement
    C5/G
|| ------------3-|-4----3------ ||
|| ----------4---|------------- ||
||O-5--5---5-----|---------X-X-O||
||O-5--5---------|---------X-X-O||
|| -3--3---------|---------X-X- ||
|| -3--3---------|---------X-X- ||x2
                           X: muted string

VERSE I

C5/G                                              Playing tips: Strum really hard, let ring,
This ain't a song for the broken hearted                        before strumming add muted strums.
                                                                You can add the keyboard part.
A silent prayer for faith departed


PRE-CHORUS

C5/G
I ain't gonna be just a face in the crowd          Playing tips: Strum once, let ring
             F5/C                                    XX: Play two muted strums
You're gonna hear my voice when I shout it out loud     


CHORUS

        C5/G       Ab5
It's my life, it's now or never
Eb5              Eb5/D
  I ain't gonna live forever
C5/G             Ab5             Bb5
  I just want to live while I'm alive

A|-1vv--2vv--|         Playing tip: Play this notes on the A string before going back to Cm/G.
    v: vibrato
(Bb5  B5) Cm/G
 It's my  life
                    Ab
My heart is like an open highway
Eb                   Bb
  Like Franky said I did it my way
Cm/G             Ab            Eb
  I just wanna live while I'm alive
A|-1vv--2vv--|
(Bb5  B5) C5/G
 It's my  life

INTERLUDE

    C5/G
|| ------------3-|-4----3------ ||
|| ----------4---|------------- ||
||O-5--5---5-----|---------X-X-O||
||O-5--5---------|---------X-X-O||
|| -3--3---------|---------X-X- ||
|| -3--3---------|---------X-X- ||x2


VERSE II

C5/G                                   
This is for ones who stood their ground

Like Tommy and Gina, who never backed down


PRE-CHORUS

  C5/G
Tomorrow's getting harder make no mistake
F5/C                                              XX
Luck ain't even lucky got to make your own breaks


CHORUS

        C5/G       Ab5
It's my life, it's now or never
Eb5              Eb5/D
  I ain't gonna live forever
C5/G             Ab5             Bb5
  I just want to live while I'm alive
A|-1vv--2vv--|         
(Bb5  B5) C5/G
 It's my  life
                    Ab5
My heart is like an open highway
Eb5                  Eb5/D
  Like Franky said I did it my way
C5/G             Ab5           Bb5
  I just wanna live while I'm alive
A|-1vv--2vv--|
(Bb5  B5) C5/G
 It's my  life


GUITAR SOLO
                 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 
Strum pattern: |-▲-▲-X-X-▲-▲-X-X-|

Ab5  Bb5  Ab5  F5/C


BRIDGE

    C5/G                                                Playing tip: Strum once really hard,
You better stand tall when they're calling you out                   let ring.
                                               XX
Don't bend, don't break, baby, don't back down 


CHORUS

        C5/G       Ab5
It's my life, it's now or never
Eb5             Eb5/D
  I ain't gonna live forever
C5/G             Ab5             Bb5
  I just want to live while I'm alive
A|-1vv--2vv--|         
(Bb5  B5) C5/G
 It's my  life
                    Ab5
My heart is like an open highway
Eb5                  Eb5/D
  Like Franky said I did it my way
C5/G            A5b           Bb5
  I just wanna live while I'm alive
A|-1vv--2vv--|
(Bb5  B5) C5/G
 It's my  life

      Ab5
It is now or never
Eb5             Eb5/D
  I ain't gonna live forever
C5/G             Ab5             Bb5
  I just want to live while I'm alive
A|-1vv--2vv--|
(Bb5  B5) C5/G
 It's my  life

                    Ab5
My heart is like an open highway
Eb5                  Eb5/D
  Like Franky said I did it my way
C5/G           Ab5            Bb5
  I just wanna live while I'm alive
Bb5  B5 C5/G
It's my life



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mustang0283 wrote on January 29 2004, 12:00 am

hey interedting, you tried the this left feels right version!i think the verses are not really perfect and your G is not right. try the usual G. Nevertheless it´s good work and the chorus seems pretty right!!

Hey, why dont u tab the other left right songs too?

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mustang0283 wrote on January 29 2004, 12:00 am

Corrections:..interesting...

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Damn Kizza wrote on November 9 2006, 06:09 am

Pretty good but i think you should fix the verses they dont seem right.

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