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Dire Straits - Walk of Life
transcripted by Stefan Arheilger

Key E (f#,c#,g#,d#)

(Chords)

E (022100)
A (x02220)
B (x2444x)
B7(x2424x)* 

*Normally 2nd Guitar plays B instead of B7, but Organ plays B7...
But I prefer B7 also for Guitar. Just try it, if you want ;)

4/4 - Time 
 

[Intro] 
(arranged for guitar, or play it one or two octavs higher)

G|-1-|-----|---|------|---|-----|-------|---|
D|-2-|---4-|-2-|------|-4-|---1-|-2-4s6-|-4-|
A|-2-|---6-|-4-|--4s6-|-6-|---2-|-4---7-|-6-|
E|---|-----|-5-|------|-7-|---4-|-5-----|-7-|
   1   1 3   1   1  3   1   1 3   1   4   1

Now (2nd) guitar starts to play following Chords (strum only one time and let ring)

   E         A          B         A       B7
G|-1-|-----|---|------|---|-----|-------|---|
D|-2-|---4-|-2-|------|-4-|---1-|-2-4s6-|-4-| play
A|-2-|---6-|-4-|--4s6-|-6-|---2-|-4---7-|-6-| twice
E|---|-----|-5-|------|-7-|---4-|-5-----|-7-|
   1   1 3   1   1  3   1   1 3   1   4   1


  2nd Guitar plays following riff over and over:
e|-0---0-0-0-0-0---|---|-0---0-0-0-0-0---|---|-----------------|---|
B|-0---0-0-0-0-0---|---|-2---2-2-2-2-2---|---|-4---4-4-4-4-4---|---|
G|-1---1-1-1-1-1---|-%-|-2---2-2-2-2-2---|-%-|-4---4-4-4-4-4---|-%-|
D|-2---2-2-2-2-2---|---|-2---2-2-2-2-2---|---|-4---4-4-4-4-4---|---|
A|-2---2-2-2-2-2---|---|-0---0-0-0-0-0---|---|-2---2-2-2-2-2---|---|
E|-0---0-0-0-0-0---|---|-----------------|---|-----------------|---|

e|-0---0-0-0-0-0---|-----------------|
B|-2---2-2-2-2-2---|-4---4-4-4-4-4---|
G|-2---2-2-2-2-2---|-4---4-4-4-4-4---|
D|-2---2-2-2-2-2---|-4---4-4-4-4-4---|
A|-0---0-0-0-0-0---|-2---2-2-2-2-2---|
E|-----------------|-----------------|



Now let's do the Walk ;)
Verse Riff (It's Verse and Chorus)

    E                                       A                 
e|---------------------|-----------------|-----------------------------------|
B|---------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|---------------------|-----------------|-----2-----------|-----------------|
D|-------------2-2-----|-2-2-4-4---------|-----4-2-2-2-4-2-|-2-2-2-4p2-------|
A|---------4-2-2-2-4-4-|-2-2-4-4p2---4-0-|-0-0-----0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0---0-4-0-|
E|-7-s-0-0-------------|-0-0-------------|-----------------|-----------------|
    4   1   2   3   4     1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

   B                                    A                 B
e|-------------b---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-------------b---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------4-b---|-4---------------|---------2-------|-----------------|
D|-----------4-b---|-4-----------4-2-|-2---2---2-2-2-0-|-----------------|
A|-2---2-2-2---b-2-|-----2-2-----0-0-|-0---4---0-0-4-0-|-2-2-0-0---0---0-|
E|-------------b---|---------4-4-----|-----------------|---------4---2---|

    E                                   A
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----2-2---------|-----4-2-----4-2-|-2-2-2-4p2-------|
A|-----4-2-2-2-4-2-|-----4-4p2-----0-|-0-0-----0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0---0-0-4-0-|
E|-0---------------|-0-----------4---|-----------------|-----------------|
              ooh                                 ooh
  
    B                                   A                 B
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------4-----|-4---------------|-----2-2---------|-----------------|
D|-----------4-----|-----------------|-----4-4p2-------|-2-2-------------|
A|-2-----2r------2r|-----2-2-----0-0-|-0---------0-4-0-|-2-2-0-0---0---0-|
E|-----------------|---------4-4-----|-----------------|---------4---2---|


(Verse Riff)

[Verses 1, 2]

    E
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-------2---------|-2-2-------------|-------2---------|
A|-----4-4-2-2-4-2-|-------4p2-2-4-2-|-2-2-4-b-2-2-4-2-|-------4p2---4-2-|
E|-0---------------|-0-0-b-----------|-0-0-------------|-0-0-b-----------|
    Here comes...

e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-------2---------|-2----2-2-2----2-|-------2---------|
A|---2-4-2-2-2-4-2-|-----2-4p2-2-4-2-|-2----2-2-2----2-|-2-2-2-4p2-2---0-|
E|-0---------------|-0---------------|-0----0-0-0----0-|-0-----------4---|

    A                                   E
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|---------2-------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|---------2-------|-------2---------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-2---4-2-2---4p2-|-----2-4p2-------|-----------------|-------2---------|
A|-0-------0---0---|-0-----------4-0-|-2---4-2-----4-2-|-----2-4p2---2-0-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|
      He got...                           oh yeah...      boy can play.

    A                                   E //////////////
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-------2-2-------|-----------------|
D|-2-------2-2-2-2-|-----2-4p2-------|-----------------|
A|-0-----0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-----0-4-0-|-2---------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|
        dedication,         devotion,   turning...
                   
 
    ////////////////////////////////     E                 B
e|-----------12-----------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|------------------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-14---16-----14h16-14-----12--------|-----------------|-------------4-b-|
D|-------------------------------14---|-----------------|-----4-4-4---4-b-|
A|------------------------------------|-2-2---2-----0---|-2-2---2-2-------|
E|------------------------------------|-0-0-----4-------|-----------------|
    1    &    2    &    3    &    4  &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
                             He do...                      woman. He do the...

    E                 A                 E                 B
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----2-2---------|-----------------|-----4-------4---|
D|---------4-4-----|-----4-4p2-------|---2-2-2---------|-----------------|
A|-2-----2-2-2---0-|-0-----------4---|---2-4-2-5-5p4-2-|-2-2---2-2-2-----|
E|-0-----------4---|-----------------|-0---------------|-----------------|
                            Well he do the walk,         do the walk of life.

    A                 B                 E
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-------2---------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----2-------4---|-----------------|-----------------|-----2-2-----2-0-|
A|-0---------4-----|-2-2-0-0---0---0-|-----4-2-2-2-4-2-|---2-4-4p2---4-0-|
E|---------2-------|---------4---2---|-0-0-------------|-0-0-------------|
                        He do...        
    A                                   B
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------4-----|-4---------------|
D|-2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2-|-2-2-2-4p2-------|-----------4-----|-4---------------|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-----4-4-|-2-----2-------2-|-----2-2-------0-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------4-------|
                                                           end of Verse Riff

First end:
    A                 B
e|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------| 
G|-------2---------|-----------------|
D|-2-----4p2-----0-|-----------------|  
A|-0---------0-4-0-|-2-2-0-0---0---0-|
E|-----------------|---------4---2---| 


[Play Verse Riff] 

[Verse 2]


[Bridge]

    A                 B                 E
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----2-2---------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----4-4p2-------|-----------------|---------2-2-----|-----2-2---2-----|
A|-0---------0-4-0-|-2-2-0-0---0---0-|-2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2-|-----2-4p2-2-----|
E|-----------------|---------4---2---|-0---------------|-0-----------4-0-|

    A                                   B
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----------------|-----------4-----|-4---------------|
D|-2---4-2-2-2-4-2-|-2-2-2-4p2-------|-4-4-4-4---4-----|-4-----------4-2-|
A|-0---------------|-0-0-0-0---0-4-0-|-2-2-2---2-----2-|-----2-2-------0-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------4-------|

    A                 B               
e|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-2---4-2---2-2-2-|---------------0-|
A|-0-0-----0-0-4-0-|-2-2-0-0---0-----|
E|-----------------|---------4---2---|


[Verse 3]

(and Chorus)

    E
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-------2---------|-2-2-------------|-------2---------|
A|-----4-4-2-2-4-2-|-------4p2-2-4-2-|-2-2-4-b-2-2-4-2-|-------4p2---4-2-|
E|-0---------------|-0-0-b-----------|-0-0-------------|-0-0-b-----------|
    Here comes...

e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-------2---------|-2----2-2-2----2-|-------2---------|
A|---2-4-2-2-2-4-2-|-----2-4p2-2-4-2-|-2----2-2-2----2-|-2-2-2-4p2-2---0-|
E|-0---------------|-0---------------|-0----0-0-0----0-|-0-----------4---|

    A                                   E
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|---------2-------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|---------2-------|-------2---------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-2---4-2-2---4p2-|-----2-4p2-------|-----------------|-------2---------|
A|-0-------0---0---|-0-----------4-0-|-2---4-2-----4-2-|-----2-4p2---2-0-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|
      He got...                           oh yeah...      boy can play.

    A                                   E //////////////
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-------2-2-------|-----------------|
D|-2-------2-2-2-2-|-----2-4p2-------|-----------------|
A|-0-----0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-----0-4-0-|-2---------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|
        dedication,         devotion,   turning...

    ////////////////////////////////     E                 
e|-----------12-----------------------|-----------------|
B|------------------------------------|-----------------|
G|-14---16-----14h16-14-----12--------|-----------------|
D|-------------------------------14---|-----------------|
A|------------------------------------|-----4-2-----0---|
E|------------------------------------|-0-------4-------|
    1    &    2    &    3    &    4  &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
                                     and after all...

    B                 E                 A                 E
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----4-4---4-----|-----------------|-------2---------|-----------------|
D|-----4-4---4-----|-----------------|-2-2-2-4p2-------|---2---2---------|
A|-2-2-----2-------|---------2-------|-0-0-------0-4-0-|---2h4-2-5-5p4-5-|
E|-----------------|-0-0-b-0-----4---|-----------------|-0---------------|
    doble talk, ...                               You do the walk       YEAH!

    B                 A                 B
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-------2-b-------|-----------------|
D|-----4-------4---|-b---2-------4---|-----------------|
A|-2-2---2-2-2-----|-0---------4-----|-2-2-0-0---0---0-|
E|-----------------|---------2-------|---------4---2---|
      You do...                           You do...


[Outro Riff 1]

    E                                   A                         
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|---------2-2-2-2-|-----2-2---------|-2---4-2-----4-2-|-2-2-2-4p2-------|
A|-----4-4-2-2-4-2-|---2-4-4p2-2---0-|-0-------0-------|-0-0-0-0---0-4-4-|
E|-0-0-------------|-0-----------4---|-----------------|-----------------|
    Aah...                                        Ouh...

    B                                   A                 B
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------4-----|-4---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------4-----|-4---------------|-----4-4-2-4-----|-----------------|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-----2-|-----2-2-------0-|-0---0-0-0-0-4-0-|-2-2-0-0---0---0-|
E|-----------------|---------4---4---|-----------------|---------4---2---|


[Outro Riff 2] (x2)

    E                                   A
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|---2-2-2---------|-----2-2---------|
D|-----2-2-2-2---0-|-----2-2---------|-2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2-|-2-2-2-4p2-------|
A|-2-2-4-2-2-2h4-2-|-----2-4p2-2---0-|-0-------0-0-0-0-|-0-0-------0-4-4-|
E|-0---------------|-0-----------4---|-----------------|-----------------|

    B                                   A                 B
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------4-----|-4---------------|-----2-2---------|-----------------|
D|---4-4-4---4-----|-4---------------|-2-2-4-4p2-----0-|-----------------|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-----2-|-----2-2-------0-|-0-0---------4-0-|-2-2-0-0---0---0-|
E|-----------------|---------4---4---|-----------------|---------4---2---|
                                                         ^^^^^^^^^^Fade out....

************************************

| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| r  Release
| b  Bend
| s  Slap

************************************

            
            
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drajfer 10 Oct 09, 2014 06:44 AM

I haven't tried this out, but my band is covering this song and I am impressed by your dedication to this song. Very nice work!

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