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WALK OF LIFE 

As recorded by Dire Straits
(From the 1985 Album BROTHERS IN ARMS)

Words and Music by Mark Knopfler

Transcribed by Slowhand


           E                    A                    B                   B7
      0 2 2 1 0 0          x 0 2 2 2 0          x 2 4 4 4 x          x 2 4 2 4 x


Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Mark Knopfler - Electric Guitar'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Mark Knopfler - Acoustic Guitar'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Alan Clark - Organ'


 Intro
  Q=170
 4/4
  Gtr III (Organ arr. for Gtr.)
  W          +H     H      W          +H     H
|----------|-------------|----------|--------4----|
|-9--------|-(9)----7----|-5--------|-(5)---------|
|-9--------|-(9)----8----|-6--------|-(6)---------|
|-9--------|-(9)---------|-7--------|-(7)---------|
|----------|-------------|----------|-------------|
|----------|-------------|----------|-------------|


  W          +H     H      H.      Q    W
|-2--------|-(2)---------|-0-------4--|-2----|
|-4--------|-(4)----4----|-2-------5--|-4----|
|-4--------|-(4)----4----|-2----------|-4----|
|----------|--------6----|------------|------|
|----------|-------------|------------|------|
|----------|-------------|------------|------|


  E                        A
  Gtr II (Ac. Gtr.)
  W          +W            W          +W
  |           |            |           |
  /           /            /           /

  Gtr III
  W          +H     H      W          +H     H
|-4--------|-(4)----2----|-0--------|-(0)----4----|
|-5--------|-(5)----4----|-2--------|-(2)---------|
|-4--------|-(4)---------|-2--------|-(2)---------|
|----------|-------------|----------|-------------|
|----------|-------------|----------|-------------|
|----------|-------------|----------|-------------|


  B                        A            B7
  W          +W            H.      Q    H.      Q
  |           |            |            |
  /           /            /            /

  W          +H     H      H.      Q    W
|-2--------|-(2)---------|-0-------4--|-2----------|
|-4--------|-(4)----4----|-2-------5--|-4----------|
|-4--------|-(4)----4----|-2----------|-4----------|
|----------|--------6----|------------|------------|
|----------|-------------|------------|------------|
|----------|-------------|------------|------------|


  E                        A
  W          +W            W          +W
  |           |            |           |
  /           /            /           /

  W          +H     H      W          +H     H
|-4--------|-(4)----2----|-0--------|-(0)----4----|
|-5--------|-(5)----4----|-2--------|-(2)---------|
|-4--------|-(4)---------|-2--------|-(2)---------|
|----------|-------------|----------|-------------|
|----------|-------------|----------|-------------|
|----------|-------------|----------|-------------|


  B                        A            B7
  W          +W            H.      Q    H.       Q
  |           |            |            |
  /           /            /            /

  Gtr I (El. Gtr.)
  W           W            W            H     Q  Q
|----------|-------------|------------|-------------||
|----------|-------------|------------|-------------||
|----------|-------------|------------|-------------||
|----------|-------------|------------|-------------||
|----------|-------------|------------|----------2--||
|----------|-------------|------------|-------------||
|
| Gtr III
| W          +H     H      H.      Q    W
|-2--------|-(2)---------|-0-------4--|-2-----------||
|-4--------|-(4)----4----|-2-------5--|-4-----------||
|-4--------|-(4)----4----|-2----------|-4-----------||
|----------|--------6----|------------|-------------||
|----------|-------------|------------|-------------||
|----------|-------------|------------|-------------||


  E                                     A
  Q   E E E E Q     Q   E E  E  E Q     Q   E E E E Q     Q   E E  E  E Q
  |   | | | | |     |   | |  |  | |     |   | | | | |     |   | |  |  | |
  /   / / / / /     /   / /  /  / /     /   / / / / /     /   / /  /  / /

  E E E E E E E E   E E E E  Q    E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E  E  E E E
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----2-----------|-------------------|
|---------2-2-----|-2-2-4-4-(4)-------|-----4-2-2-2-4-2-|-2-2-2-4p=2--------|
|-----4-2-2-2-4-4-|-2-2-4-4p=2----4-0-|-0-0-----0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-4-4-|
|-0-0-------------|-0-0---------------|-----------------|-------------------|


  B                                 A                 B7
  Q  E E E E Q     Q  E E E E Q     Q   E E E E Q     Q   E E E E Q
  |  | | | | |     |  | | | | |     |   | | | | |     |   | | | | |
  /  / / / / /     /  / / / / /     /   / / / / /     /   / / / / /

  Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   E E Q   E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|----------4-----|-4--------------|-----2---2-------|-----------------|
|----------4-----|-4----------4-2-|-2---4---2-2-2-0-|-----------------|
|-2--2-2-2-----2-|----2-2-----0-0-|-0-------0-0-4-0-|-2-2-0-0---0---0-|
|----------------|--------4-4-----|-----------------|---------4---2---|


  E                                   A
  Q  E E E E Q     Q  E E  E  E Q     Q   E E E E Q     Q   E E E E Q
  |  | | | | |     |  | |  |  | |     |   | | | | |     |   | | | | |
  /  / / / / /     /  / /  /  / /     /   / / / / /     /   / / / / /

  Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E  Q    E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|----2-2-(2)-------|-----4-2-----4-2-|-2-2-2-4p2-------|
|----4-2-2-2-4-2-|----4-4p=2------0-|-0-0-----0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0---0-0-4-0-|
|-0--------------|-0------------4---|-----------------|-----------------|


  B                                   A                  B7
  Q  E  E  E E Q     Q  E E E E Q     Q  E E  E  E Q     Q   E E E E Q
  |  |  |  | | |     |  | | | | |     |  | |  |  | |     |   | | | | |
  /  /  /  / / /     /  / / / / /     /  / /  /  / /     /   / / / / /

  Q  E +Q    Q   E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E  E  E E E   E E E E E E E E
|------------------|----------------|------------------|-----------------|
|------------------|----------------|------------------|-----------------|
|------------4-----|-4--------------|----2-2-(2)-------|-----------------|
|------------4-----|----------------|----4-4p=2--------|-2-2-------------|
|-2--2-(2)-------2-|----2-2-----0-0-|-0----------0-4-0-|-2-2-0-0---0---0-|
|------------------|--------4-4-----|------------------|---------4---2---|


   1st, 2nd & 3rd Verses
    $
    E
    Q  E E E E Q     Q   E E  E  E Q     Q   E E E E Q     Q   E E  E  E Q
    |  | | | | |     |   | |  |  | |     |   | | | | |     |   | |  |  | |
    /  / / / / /     /   / /  /  / /     /   / / / / /     /   / /  /  / /

    Q  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  Q    E E
||-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
||o----------------|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
||-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
||-----------------|-------2-(2)-------|-2-2-------------|-------2-(2)--------|
||o----4-4-2-2-4-2-|-------4p=2--2-4-2-|-2-2-4---2-2-4-2-|-------4p=2----4-2--|
||--0--------------|-0-0---------------|-0-0-------------|-0-0----------------|


  E
  Q   E E E E Q     Q  E E  E  E Q     Q  E E E E Q     Q   E E  E  E Q
  |   | | | | |     |  | |  |  | |     |  | | | | |     |   | |  |  | |
  /   / / / / /     /  / /  /  / /     /  / / / / /     /   / /  /  / /

  E E E E E E E E   Q  E E  E  E E E   Q  E E E E E E   E E E E  E  E E E
|-----------------|------------------|----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|------------------|----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|------------------|----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|------2-(2)-------|-2----2-2-2---2-|-------2-(2)-------|
|---2-4-2-2-2-4-2-|----2-4p=2--2-4-2-|-2----2-2-2---2-|-2-2-2-4p=2--2---0-|
|-0---------------|-0----------------|-0----0-0-0---0-|-0-------------4---|


  A                                   E
  Q  E E E E Q     Q  E E  E  E Q     Q  E E  E  E Q     Q  E E  E  E Q
  |  | | | | |     |  | |  |  | |     |  | |  |  | |     |  | |  |  | |
  /  / / / / /     /  / /  /  / /     /  / /  /  / /     /  / /  /  / /

  Q  E E Q   E E   Q  E E  Q    E E   Q  E E +Q    E E   Q  E E  Q    E E
|----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|--------2-------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|--------2-------|------2-(2)-------|------------------|------------------|
|----4-2-2---4p2-|----2-4p=2--------|------------------|------2-(2)-------|
|-7------0---0---|-0------------4-0-|-2--4-2-(2)---4-2-|----2-4p=2----2-0-|
|-5--------------|------------------|-0----------------|-0----------------|


                             To Coda
  A
  Q   E E E E Q     Q   E E  E  E Q
  |   | | | | |     |   | |  |  | |
  /   / / / / /     /   / /  /  / /

  Q.    E E E E E   E E E E  E  E E E
|-----------------|-------------------||
|-----------------|-------------------||
|-----------------|-------2-(2)-------||
|-2-------2-2-2-2-|-----2-4p=2--------||
|-0-----0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-------0-4-0-||
|-----------------|-------------------||


 Chorus
  E
  Q  Q  H       W
  |
  /

  W             E      E  E  a      S  S  E  E  Q
|------------|-----------12------------------------|
|------------|-------------------------------------|
|------------|-14b16==14----14b16==14r14-14-12-----|
|------------|---------------------------------14--|
|-2----------|-------------------------------------|
|-0----------|-------------------------------------|


  E                B                 E                A
  Q   E E E E Q    Q   E E E E Q     Q  E E E E Q     Q  E E  E  E Q
  |   | | | | |    |   | | | | |     |  | | | | |     |  | |  |  | |
  /   / / / / /    /   / / / / /     /  / / / / /     /  / /  /  / /

  E E E E Q   Q    E E E E Q   e E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E  Q    Q
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-------------4---|----------------|----2-2-(2)------|
|----------------|-----4-4-4---4---|--------4-4-----|----4-4p=2-------|
|-2-2---2-----0--|-2-2---2-2-------|-2----2-2-2---0-|-0------------4--|
|-0-0-----4------|-----------------|-0----------4---|-----------------|


  E                 B                A               B7
  Q   E E E E Q     Q   E E E E Q    Q  E E E E Q    Q   E E E E Q
  |   | | | | |     |   | | | | |    |  | | | | |    |   | | | | |
  /   / / / / /     /   / / / / /    /  / / / / /    /   / / / / /

  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q    Q  E E E E Q    E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|----------------|---------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|----------------|---------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----4-------4--|------2--------|-----------------|
|---2-2-2---------|----------------|----2-------4--|-----------------|
|---2-4-2-5-5p4-2-|-2-2---2-2-2----|-0--------4----|-2-2-0-0---0---0-|
|-0---------------|----------------|--------2------|---------4---2---|
                                     H      H


  E                                     A
  Q   E E E E Q     Q   E E  E  E Q     Q   E E E E Q     Q   E E E E Q
  |   | | | | |     |   | |  |  | |     |   | | | | |     |   | | | | |
  /   / / / / /     /   / /  /  / /     /   / / / / /     /   / / / / /

  E E E E E E E E   E E E E  Q    E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q   E E
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----2-2-(2)---2-0-|-2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2-|-2-2-2-4p2-------|
|-----4-2-2-2-4-2-|---2-4-4p=2----4-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0---4-4-|
|-0-0-------------|-0-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|


  B
  Q   E E  E  E  Q      Q  E E E  E Q
  |   | |  |  |  |      |  | | |  | |
  /   / /  /  /  /      /  / / /  / /

  Q.    E  E  E +E  E   Q  E E Q.     E
|---------------------|-----------------|
|---------------------|-----------------|
|-------------4-(4)---|-4---------------|
|-------------4-(4)---|-4---------------|
|-2-----2-(2)-------2-|----2-2--------0-|
|---------------------|--------4--------|
  H       +Q.       E


 1.
  A                   B7
  Q   E E  E  E Q     Q   E E E E Q
  |   | |  |  | |     |   | | | | |
  /   / /  /  / /     /   / / / / /

  Q.    E  E  E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-------------------|------------------||
|-------------------|-----------------o||
|-------2-(2)-------|------------------||
|-2-----4p=2------0-|-0-0--------------||
|-0-----------0-4-0-|-0-0-0-0---0---0-o||
|-------------------|---------4---2----||


  2.
  A                  B7                E
  Q  E E  E  E Q     Q   E E E E Q     Q   E E E E Q     Q  E E  E  E Q
  |  | |  |  | |     |   | | | | |     |   | | | | |     |  | |  |  | |
  /  / /  /  / /     /   / / / / /     /   / / / / /     /  / /  /  / /

  Q  E E  E  E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q  E E  E  E E E
|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|----2-2-(2)-------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|----4-4p=2--------|-4-4-------------|---------2-2-----|----2-2-(2)-2-----|
|-0----------0-4-0-|-2-2-0-0---0---0-|-2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2-|----2-4p=2--2---0-|
|------------------|---------4---2---|-0---------------|-0------------4---|


  A                                     B
  Q   E E E E Q     Q   E E  E  E Q     Q   E E E E  Q
  |   | | | | |     |   | |  |  | |     |   | | | |  |
  /   / / / / /     /   / /  /  / /     /   / / / /  /

  E E E E E E E E   E E E E  E  E E E   E E E E E E +E  E
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-------------------|-----------4-(4)---|
|-2---4-2-2-2-4-2-|-2-2-2-4p=2--------|-4-4-4-4---4-(4)---|
|-0---------------|-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-4-0-|-2-2-2---2-------2-|
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|


                                       D.S. al Coda
                   A                 B7
  Q  E E E E Q     Q   E E E E Q     Q   E E E E Q
  |  | | | | |     |   | | | | |     |   | | | | |
  /  / / / / /     /   / / / / /     /   / / / / /

  Q  E E Q   E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------|-----------------|------------------||
|----------------|-----------------|------------------||
|-4--------------|-----------------|------------------||
|-4----------4-2-|-2---4-2---2-2-2-|---------------0--||
|----2-2-------0-|-0-0-----0-0-4-0-|-2-2-0-0---0------||
|--------4-------|-----------------|---------4---2----||


 Chorus
  &
  E                                                  E
  Q  Q  H       W                                    Q  E E E E Q
  |                                                  |  | | | | |
  /                                                  /  / / / / /

  W             E      E  E  a      S  S  E  E  Q    Q  E E Q   Q
|------------|-----------12------------------------|---------------|
|------------|-------------------------------------|---------------|
|------------|-14b16==14----14b16==14r14-14-12-----|---------------|
|------------|---------------------------------14--|---------------|
|-2----------|-------------------------------------|----4-2-----0--|
|-0----------|-------------------------------------|-0------4------|


  B                 E                A
  Q   E E E E  Q    Q   E E E E Q    Q   E E  E  E Q
  |   | | | |  |    |   | | | | |    |   | |  |  | |
  /   / / / /  /    /   / / / / /    /   / /  /  / /

  E E E E E Q.      E E E E Q   Q    E E E E  E  E E E
|-----------------|----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|----------------|-------------------|
|-----4-4---4-----|----------------|-----2-2-(2)-------|
|-----4-4---4-----|----------------|-2-2-2-4p=2--------|
|-2-2-----2-------|---------2------|-0-0---------0-4-0-|
|-----------------|-0-0---0-----4--|-------------------|


  E                   B                A               B7
  Q    E  E E E Q     Q   E E E E Q    Q  E E E E Q    Q   E E E E Q
  |    |  | | | |     |   | | | | |    |  | | | | |    |   | | | | |
  /    /  / / / /     /   / / / / /    /  / / / / /    /   / / / / /

  E E  E  E E E E E   E E E E E E Q    Q  E E E E Q    E E E E E E E E
|-------------------|----------------|---------------|-----------------|
|-------------------|----------------|---------------|-----------------|
|-------------------|-----4-------4--|------2--------|-----------------|
|---2-(2)-2---------|----------------|----2-------4--|-----------------|
|---2h=4--2-5-5p4-5-|-2-2---2-2-2----|-0--------4----|-2-2-0-0---0---0-|
|-0-----------------|----------------|--------2------|---------4---2---|
                                       H      H


 Outro
  E                                     A
  Q   E E E E Q     Q   E E  E  E Q     Q   E E E E Q     Q   E E  E  E Q
  |   | | | | |     |   | |  |  | |     |   | | | | |     |   | |  |  | |
  /   / / / / /     /   / /  /  / /     /   / / / / /     /   / /  /  / /

  E E E E E E E E   E E E E  E  E E E   E E E E Q   E E   E E E E  E  E E E
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|---------2-2-2-2-|-----2-2-(2)-------|-2---4-2-----4-2-|-2-2-2-4p=2--------|
|-----4-4-2-2-4-2-|---2-4-4p=2--2---0-|-0-------0-------|-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-4-4-|
|-0-0-------------|-0-------------4---|-----------------|-------------------|


  B                                    A                B7
  Q   E E E E  Q      Q  E E E E Q     Q  E E E E Q     Q   E E E E Q
  |   | | | |  |      |  | | | | |     |  | | | | |     |   | | | | |
  /   / / / /  /      /  / / / / /     /  / / / / /     /   / / / / /

  E E E E E E +E  E   Q  E E Q   E E   Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-------------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|-------------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|-----------4-(4)---|-4--------------|----------------|-----------------|
|-----------4-(4)---|-4--------------|----4-4-2-4-----|-----------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-------2-|----2-2-------0-|-0--0-0-0-0-4-0-|-2-2-0-0---0---0-|
|-------------------|--------4---4---|----------------|---------4---2---|


    E
    Q   E E E E  Q      Q  E E  E  E Q
    |   | | | |  |      |  | |  |  | |
    /   / / / /  /      /  / /  /  / /

    E E E E E E  E  E   Q  E E  E  E E E
||--------------------|------------------|
||o-------------------|------------------|
||--------------------|------------------|
||------2-2-2-2-(2)-0-|----2-2-(2)-------|
||o-2-2-4-2-2-2h=4--2-|----2-4p=2--2---0-|
||--0-----------------|-0------------4---|


  A
  Q   E E E E Q     Q   E E  E  E Q
  |   | | | | |     |   | |  |  | |
  /   / / / / /     /   / /  /  / /

  E E E E E E E E   E E E E  E  E E E
|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|
|---2-2-2---------|-----2-2-(2)--------|
|-2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2-|-2-2-2-4p=2---------|
|-0-------0-0-0-0-|-0-0---------0-4-4--|
|-----------------|--------------------|


  B                                    A                   B7
  Q   E E E E  Q      Q  E E E E Q     Q   E E  E  E Q     Q   E E E E Q
  |   | | | |  |      |  | | | | |     |   | |  |  | |     |   | | | | |
  /   / / / /  /      /  / / / / /     /   / /  /  / /     /   / / / / /

  E E E E E E +E  E   Q  E E Q   E E   E E E E  Q    E E   E E E E E E E E
|-------------------|----------------|-------------------|------------------||
|-------------------|----------------|-------------------|-----------------o||
|-----------4-(4)---|-4--------------|-----2-2-(2)-------|------------------||
|---4-4-4---4-(4)---|-4--------------|-2-2-2-4p=2------0-|------------------||
|-2-2-2-2-2-------2-|----2-2-------0-|-0-0-----------4-0-|-2-2-0-0---0---0-o||
|-------------------|--------4---4---|-------------------|---------4---2----||


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths
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