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Cest La Vie Tab

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                             C'est La Vie - Protest the Hero
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Tabbed by: FacetOfChaos
Email: abcnumber4@yahoo.com

Tuning: Half-Step Down

READ THIS INFORMATION PLEASE~

Pay attention to the time markers for each section. Should help you to learn the song
and decipher it from text much more easily.

-x2  = play the line or bracketed area twice.
-x2S = play the entire section twice.
-Sometimes I will bracket off a part and add an x2 or other multiple behind it. That
means to play the bracketed part however many times specified.
-Also there are first and second endings used in this tab. They're a fairly
straightforward concept. Play ending 1 the first time, and ending 2 on the repeat. The 
endings are marked with either (1. 2. etc) or (ending 1. etc)

-If any of the above is confusing, listening to the section of the song while looking at
the tab should clear up any problems. Protest songs are quite complex and I'll do my
best to keep the tab as clear as possible.

0:00 - 0:14
D#|---------------------------------[-----------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------[-----------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------[-----------------------------------------|
C#|-------------------------7-9-10--[-9-9-9-----9-9-----9-9-9-----------------|
G#|---------6---------6-7-9---------[-------x-x-----x-x---------------6-------|
D#|-7-5-7-8---8-7-5-8---------------[-7-7-7-x-x-7-7-x-x-7-7-7-7-5-7-8---8-7-5-|

D#|----------------------------------------------------]---|
A#|----------------------------------------------------]---|
F#|----------------------------------------------------]---|
C#|-9-9-9-----9-9-------------------------------7-9-10-]---|
G#|-------x-x-----x-x---------6-----------6-7-9--------]---|
D#|-7-7-7-x-x-7-7-x-x-7-5-7-8---8-7-5-7-8--------------]x2-|

0:14 - 0:25
D#|--------------------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------------------|
F#|-4-5--------6-------4-------6-------4-------|
C#|-4-5-2--5-4---5-4-5---5-4-5---5-4-5---5-4-5-|
G#|-2-3-2--5-4---------------------------------|
D#|-----0--3-2---------------------------------|

D#|------------------------------------------|
A#|------------------------------------------|
F#|-4-5------6-------4-------3-4-3---3-4-3---|
C#|-4-5-2--5---5-4-5---5-4-5-------5-------5-|
G#|-2-3-2--5---------------------------------|
D#|-----0--3---------------------------------|x2S

0:25 - 0:38
Play the bracketed area of (0:00-0:14) and replace the last fill with this

D#|---------------------------------|
A#|-5-3---3-------------------------|
F#|-----4---4-2---2-----------------|
C#|-------------4---4-2---2---------|
G#|---------------------5---5-2---2-|
D#|-----------------------------5---|

0:38 - 0:52 (all the 2s are bent upward slightly)
D#|-----------------------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------------------|
F#|-------------------------5-4-------------------------|
C#|-----------------------4-----4-7---------------------|
G#|---------------------7-------------------------------|
D#|-2-2-2---2-2---2-2-2-------------2-2---2-2-2---2-2---|

-  1.         2.
D#|[-P------]-[---------------------]|
A#|[--A-----]-[---------------------]|
F#|[---U----]-[-------------4-6-4---]|
C#|[----S---]-[---------4-5-------5-]|
G#|[-----E--]-[-----2-4-------------]|
D#|[------!-]-[-2-3-----------------]|

0:52-1:05
D#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-6-------4-------6-------4-------6-----7-6-------6-----7-6-------|
C#|---5-4-5---5-4-5---5-4-5---5-4-5---5-4-----5-4-----5-4-----5-4---|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

D#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-6-------4-------6-------4-------7-6-4---6-4---------------------|
C#|---5-4-5---5-4-5---5-4-5---5-4-5-------7-----7-5-4-7-5-4---5-4---|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------7-----7-|
D#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

D#|----------6---------------------------------------|
A#|-------5-----5------------------------------------|
F#|----6----------6--6-----7-6-------6-----7-6-------|
C#|-4------------------5-4-----5-4-----5-4-----5-4---|
G#|--------------------------------------------------|
D#|--------------------------------------------------|

D#|----------6---------------------------------------|
A#|-------5-----5------------------------------------|
F#|----6----------6--7-6-4---6-4---------------------|
C#|-4----------------------7-----7-5-4-7-5-4---5-4---|
G#|------------------------------------------7-----7-|
D#|--------------------------------------------------|

1:05 - 1:18
D#|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|--------6--7*---------------------6--10*----------------------|
F#|------6-------------------------6-----------------------------|
C#|---7-------------7-----------7---------------------7--9--10---|
G#|-9-------------9----9--7---9--------------9-9-9-9-----7--8----|
D#|--------------------7--5--------------------------------------|x2

1:18 - 1:31
D#|-17-14-16-14----14-----------------------|
A#|-------------14----14----14--------------|
F#|----------------------14----14----14/16~-|
C#|-------------------------------16--------|
G#|-----------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------|

D#|-17-14-16-14----14-----------------------|
A#|-------------14----14----14--------------|
F#|----------------------14----14----14\13~-|
C#|-------------------------------16--------|
G#|-----------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------|

Ending 1.
D#|-17-14-16-14----14-------------------------------|
A#|-------------14----14----14----------------------|
F#|----------------------14----14----14\13----13/16-|
C#|-------------------------------16-------14-------|
G#|-------------------------------------------------|
D#|-------------------------------------------------|

D#|-----------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------|
F#|-13/16\13----13/14----------------13/14~-|
C#|----------14-------16----16----16--------|
G#|----------------------17----17-----------|
D#|-----------------------------------------|

Ending 2.
D#|-17-14-16-14-------------------------16-17-16----|
A#|----------------------------------19----------19-|
F#|-------------17-16----------16-17----------------|
C#|-------------------19-16-19----------------------|
G#|-------------------------------------------------|
D#|-------------------------------------------------|

D#|-16---------------------------------------|
A#|----19-18-19-18----18---------------------|
F#|----------------18----18-16-18-16---------|
C#|----------------------------------19-18---|
G#|------------------------------------------|
D#|------------------------------------------|

1:31 - 1:42 (the chords aren't actually in the lead but I wrote them anyways)
D#|-14---------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|----14-13-14--14-13----13------------12-11-10---------------13/14-|
F#|--------------------14----14----14\-----------13-1-10-------14/15-|
C#|-----------------------------16-16\-------------------12-11-15/16-|
G#|--------------------------------12\-------------------------------|
D#|------------------------------------------------------------------|

D#|---------------------------------------------------|--10-11-12-13-|
A#|------------------------------------------10-11-10-|--------------|
F#|-------------------7------7-9-10-9-7-9-10----------|--------------|
C#|-----------------7---8--8--------------------------|--------------|
G#|---5-7-8-7-5-7-8-----------------------------------|--------------|
D#|-5-------------------------------------------------|x2S-----------|

1:42 - 1:55
D#|-14---------------------------------------------------------|
A#|----14-13-14--14-13----13----------12-11-10-----------------|
F#|--------------------14----14----------------13-11-10--------|
C#|-----------------------------16----------------------12-11--|
G#|------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|------------------------------------------------------------|

Ending 1.
D#|---------------------------------------------------|
A#|------------------------------------------10-11-10-|
F#|-------------------7------7-9-10-9-7-9-10----------|
C#|-----------------7---8--8--------------------------|
G#|---5-7-8-7-5-7-8-----------------------------------|
D#|-5-------------------------------------------------|

Ending 2.
D#|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|------------------------10-8------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-------------------7-10------10-9-7--10-9-7---------------------------------------|
C#|-----------------7--------------------------10-8-7--------------------------------|
G#|---5-7-8-7-5-7-8-----------------------------------10-8-7-------------6-----------|
D#|-5--------------------------------------------------------7--5--7--8-----8--7--5--|

1:55 - 2:28
D#|-7--------------------7---7-----------------------------------------------------|
A#|-7--------------------7-----7---------------------------------------------------|
F#|-7--------------------7-------7-------------------------------------------------|
C#|-9----------5----2----9---------9----------5--------2-2-----2-2-----4-4-----4-5-|
G#|-9----------5----2----9--------------------5--------2-2-----2-2-----4-4-----4-5-|
D#|-7----2--2--3----0----7--------------2--2--3----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-0-0-2-3-|


D#|-7-----------------------------|
A#|-7-----------------------------|
F#|-7------------------------7----|
C#|-9----------5----7-4-2----7--7-|
G#|-9----------5----7-4-2----5--7-|
D#|-7----2--2--3----5-2-0-------5-|x2

2:28 - 2:40
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---------------------------------------------------7--4--5-----------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------7--4--5-----------------|
D#|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5--2--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
-           1.                       2.
D#|---------[----------------------]-[-P--------------------]|
A#|---------[----------------------]-[--A------Y------------]|
F#|---------[----------------7-----]-[---U------A-----7-----]|
C#|-7--4--2-[----------------7--7--]-[----S------Y----7--7--]|
G#|-7--4--2-[----------------5--7--]-[-----E------!---5--7--]|
D#|-5--2--0-[0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----5--]-[------:D-----------5--]|

2:40 - 2:53
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-11-11-11-11-9-9-9-9-9-9-7-7-6-7-6-6-6-7-6-7-|
C#|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-9--9--9--9--7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-4-5-4-4-4-5-4-5-|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

D#|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-11-11-11-11-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|
C#|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-9--9--9--9--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
D#|-------------------------------------------------------------|

D#|-----------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------|
F#|-15-15---------15-15---------|
C#|-------x-x-x-x-------x-x-x-x-|
G#|-13-13-x-x-x-x-13-13-x-x-x-x-|
D#|-----------------------------|

2:53 - 3:07
D#|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|-9-9-9-----------------9-9-9-----------------9-9-9-----9-9-9-----------------|
G#|---------------6---------------------6-------------x-x---------------6-------|
D#|-7-7-7-7-5-7-8---8-7-5-7-7-7-7-5-7-8---8-7-5-7-7-7-x-x-7-7-7-7-5-7-8---8-7-5-|

D#|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-----------------------------------------------------------8-------------|
C#|-9-9-9-----9-9-9---------------------------7-9-10-9-7-9-10---10-9-7-9-10-|
G#|-------x-x---------------6-----------6-7-9-------------------------------|
D#|-7-7-7-x-x-7-7-7-7-5-7-8---8-7-5-7-8-------------------------------------|

D#|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|--------10-12-13-12-12-12----------------------------------------------------|
F#|-8-9-11-------------------11-11-11-10-10-10----------------------------------|
C#|--------------------------------------------10-10-10-9-9-9-------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------------9-9-9-8-8-8-------|
D#|-----------------------------------------------------------------------8-8-8-|

3:07 - 3:33
D#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------------------4-----6-----7--------|
F#|--------------8~--4--2------------------8~----4-----5-----8------|
C#|----------7-9-----4--2-3------------7-9---------4-----7-----9-7~-|
G#|---6-9-10---------2--0-3-----6-9-10------------------------------|
D#|-7---------------------1---7-------------------------------------|

D#|---------------------------|
A#|---------------------------|
F#|--------------8~--4--2-----|
C#|----------7-9-----4--2-3---|
G#|---6-9-10---------2--0-3---|
D#|-7---------------------1---|

D#|-----------------------------------------------------|---------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------------------|---------------|
F#|--------------8-------------------------8------------|---------------|
C#|----------7-9---9-7-----------------7-9---9-7--------|------9--9-----|
G#|---6-9-10-----------10-9-6---6-9-10-----------10-9-6-|------9--9-----|
D#|-7-------------------------7-------------------------|x2S---7--7-----|


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

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| *   artificial harmonic
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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W METALLICA W 829 wrote on April 2 2011, 10:50 pm

this is fantastic, excellent job - thanks a lot!

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Marley Tokunaga 162 wrote on April 8 2011, 12:05 am

This is sparta!!!!! oh shit...
This is amazing is what I meant to say XD
Great job man!!!!!!!!!!

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Syphirous 318 wrote on April 29 2011, 12:28 am

accurate + the smiley in the paused area makes this 5* :P

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