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While The City Sleeps Tab

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/    = slide up
\    = slide down
b    = bend (whole step)
b^   = bend (1/2 step)
b^^  = bend (1 1/2 steps)
pb   = pre-bend
r    = release-bend
t    = tap with righthand finger
h    = hammer-on
p    = pull-off
~    = Vibrato
*    = Natural Harmonic
#(#) = Trill
**   = Artificial Harmonic
x    = Dead notes (no pitch)
P.M. = Palm mute (- -> underneath indicates which notes)
(\)  = Dive w\bar
(/)  = Release w\bar
Tp   = Tap w\plectrum



Rhythm Fig. 1
                                                                     
Eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------1-1-|
Gb|--9--7--9-----------9-9-9--7--9-------------0-0-|
Db|--9--7--9-----------9-9-9--7--9-------------2-2-|
Ab|--7--5--7-----------7-7-7--5--7-------------3-3-|
Eb|-----------0---------------------0--------------|


                                                                     
Eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--1----1------------3---------------------------|
Gb|--0----0------------2---------------------------|
Db|--2----2------------0---------------------------|
Ab|--3----3----2~---0------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------0--1--2--3--2--1--0--|



Rhythm Fig. 2
                                                                   
Eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--9--7--9-----------x-x-9--7--9-----------------|
Db|--9--7--9-----------x-x-9--7--9-----------------|
Ab|--7--5--7-----------x-x-7--5--7---------17\-----|
Eb|-----------0---------------------0------17\-----|


                                                                      
Eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------5------------7------------------------|
Db|----------5------------7------------------------|
Ab|----------3------------5------------------------|
Eb|--x-x-x-x------x-x-x-x----------3~-----2~---1~--|
     P.M. ->      P.M. ->



Rhythm Fig. 3
                                                                      


Eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--2---4--4--4--4--4--4--2----4--4---------------|
Db|--2---4--4--4--4--4--4--2----4--4----2----------|
Ab|--0---2--2--2--2--2--2--0----2--2----2----------|
Eb|-------------------------------------0----------|
    < - - - - - - - - 3x - - - - - - - - >

                                                                     
Eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--2---4--4--4--4--4--4--2-----------------------|
Db|--2---4--4--4--4--4--4--2-----------------------|
Ab|--0---2--2--2--2--2--2--0-----------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|




Rhythm Fig. 4
                                                               
Eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--9--7--9---------------9--9--------------------|
Db|--9--7--9---------------9--9--------------------|
Ab|--7--5--7---------------7--7--------------------|
Eb|-----------0------------------------------------|


                                               
Eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--9--7--9---------------9--9------9--9----------|
Db|--9--7--9---------------9--9------9--9----------|
Ab|--7--5--7---------------7--7------7--7----------|
Eb|-----------0------------------------------------|



Riff 1

Eb|--7h-10p-7-------------10-----------------------|
Bb|-----------10------(7)----10b~------------------|
Gb|--------------9b--------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|



Riff 2

Eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------15-17b^^---r17-----15---------------------|
Gb|--/16-----------------16----16~-----------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|



Eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----14-16/19---14b~----14----14b~--------------|
Db|--16-----------------------16-------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|



Eb|---------7--------------------------------------|
Bb|-------7---10-7h10p7----------------------------|
Gb|--9b-----------------9~-------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|



Riff 3

Eb|-----------7------------------------------------|
Bb|----10-8-----10-8---10-8---8--------------------|
Gb|--9------9--------9------9---9------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------7-(\)------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|



Solo

Eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--15-------------------12--14--12--14--12--14---|
Gb|--14b---r14p12---------12--14--12--14--12--14---|
Db|---------------14-------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|



Eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--14~-------------------12-15p12----12h15p12----|
Gb|--14~----12h14~-----/14----------14----------14-|
Db|------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|



Eb|-------------------------12---------------------|
Bb|--12-15p12----12-15b--12-15b---15p12-15b~-------|
Gb|-----------14-----------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|



Eb|-----------------------------------15-17b---r17-|
Bb|--/17---17--17--17--17--17~----/17--------------|
Gb|--/16---16--16--16--16--16~---------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|



Eb|--p15----------0-0-17-15-0-17-------------------|
Bb|------17~-----------------------17-15-----------|
Gb|--------------------------------------16-14\12--|
Db|------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|



Eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----12-14p12-----------------------------------|
Db|--14----------14-12-------------------14~-------|
Ab|--------------------14-13-12----12--------------|
Eb|-----------------------------15----15-----------|



Eb|--0--10-12-0-9-10-0-7h9-0-9h10-0-7h9p7\5-0-7p0--|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|



Eb|--5p3p0---0-(\/)~-------------------------------|
Bb|--------3---------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------12-----|
Ab|--------------------------10-12-14-12-14----14--|
Eb|--------------------10-12-----------------------|
                       P.M. - - - - - - - - - - >


Eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------12-15/17b^^----r17p15-17~---|
Gb|--------------12-14-----------------------------|
Db|--12-14-12-14-----------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|



Eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------12--|
Gb|--------------------12~---12-14-12h14p12h14-----|
Db|--12-14-12h14p12h14-----------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|



Eb|--------------------------------15--------------|
Bb|-----12h15p12----12h15p12-15/17----17~----------|
Gb|--14----------14--------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|



Eb|-----------------------22b---22--22b~---\-------|
Bb|--/20-22p20-22b-r22p20--------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|



Eb|--------------------------22b--r22--------------|
Bb|-------20-22-22b--r22--20----------22b--r22-20--|
Gb|--21--------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|



Eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--22b~------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|



Riff 4

Eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------10(7)------10b~-------r10p7-10b~-------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--x\--------------------------------------------|
Eb|--x\--------------------------------------------|
            Lower bar


Eb|--7h10p7-10b~----7-10p7----7--------------------|
Bb|------------------------10---(/)10~-------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|



Eb|-----------------15-17-(\)----------------------|
Bb|-----------15-17--------------------------------|
Gb|-----14-16--------------------------------------|
Db|--16--------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|



Riff 5

Eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--15-----------------------------12-15~------\--|
Gb|--14b---r14p12-------------12-14----------------|
Db|---------------14~---12-14----------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|



Eb|--12(0)-----------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------7-(\)-------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|
     Gradually lower bar 


Eb|--10-----10----10----10-------------------------|
Bb|------9-----9-----9------9----------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|
    Slowly lower bar, let ring 


Riff 6

Eb|--10h12-0---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------10h12-0--------------------------------|
Gb|----------------11h12-0-------------------------|
Db|-----------------------10h12-0------------------|
Ab|------------------------------10h12-0-----------|
Eb|--------------------------------------10-12(\)--|




WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS
Simmons/Weissman

[Rhy. Fig 1]

[Rhy. Fig 2] (3x)
What goes on behind closed doors
Private wounds, open sores
You¥re your own worst enemy
And cheap thrills bring you to your knees
It¥s thumbs down for someone like you
Easy come, easy go

[Rhy. Fig 3]
Burn your bridges, take what you can get
Go for the throat because you paid your debt
Livin¥ well is the best revenge
So give ¥em hell

[Rhy. Fig 1] (4x)
While the city sleeps
Better run for your life
Take your troubles to the night
While the city sleeps
Beggars, thieves and losers
There¥s no relief

[Rhy. Fig 2]
For better or for worse you¥ve bought and sold
They love you while you¥re hot
And leave you when you¥re cold
[Riff 1]

[Rhy. Fig 3 w/ Riff 2]
Burn your bridges, take what you can get
Go for the throat because you paid your debt
Livin¥ well is the best revenge
So give ¥em hell

[Rhy. Fig 1]
While the city sleeps
Better run for your life
Take your troubles to the night
While the city sleeps
Beggars, thieves and losers
There¥s no relief 
[Rhy. Fig 4 w/ Riff 3]

[Solo over Rhy. Fig 1]

[Rhy. Fig 3 w/ Riff 4]
Burn your bridges, take what you can get
Go for the throat because you paid your debt
Livin¥ well is the best revenge
So give ¥em hell 

[Rhy. Fig 1 w/ Riff 5]
While the city sleeps
It¥s all there in black and white
While the city sleeps
Through the eye of the needle
Gotta thread your life

[Rhy. Fig 4 w/ Riff 6]
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