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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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

LIFE BY THE DROP
As recorded by Stevie Ray Vaughan
(From the 2002 Album THE SKY IS CRYING)

Transcribed by Alexandre Bastos
        

Words and Music by D. Bramhall / B. Logan

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Gtr. 1 - Lower Strings'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Gtr. 1 - Higher Strings'

  Q=98(8=s8)
  N.C.                                                    A5  A6  A5
 4/4
  Gtrs I, II
  |-3-| |-3-| |--3--| |-3-|   |-3-| |--3--| |-3-| |-3-|               |-3-|
  E E E E E E E S S E E E E   E E E E S S E E E E E E E   e E e E e E E E E
|---------------------------|---------------------------|-------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|-------------------|
|-----------0-------------2-|-0-----------------------2-|-----------------2-|
|-----0-1h2---0h1-0---0-----|---2-2-0h1p0---0---0-------|-2-2-4-4-2-2-------|
|-0h3---------------3---3---|-------------3---3---3-0---|-0-0-0-0-0-0-3p0---|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|-------------------|


                  $
  A5  A6  A5  A6     A5  A6  A5  A6    E5  E6  E5  E6    F#m
  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  Q  E E
|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----2-----2----|
|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----2-----2-0--|
|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-||-2-2-4-0-2-2h4-0-|-2-----0-2-------|-----4-----4-0--|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-||-0-0-0---0-0-----|---2-4-0-2---4-4-|-4---4-----4-0--|
|-----------------||-----------------|---0-0-----0-0-0-|-2-2----2-------|


                                                                 To Coda
  D5  D6  D5  D6    A5  A6  A5  D6    E5  E6  E5  E6    F#m
  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 E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------2----------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----2-2-2---2-0--|
|-2-2-----2-2-----|---------------0-|-----------------|-----2---2---2-0--|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-4-0-2---4---|-----------------|-----4---4---4-0--|
|-----------------|-0-0-0---0-0-0---|-2-2-4-0-2-2-4-4-|-----4-------4-0--|
|-----------------|-----------------|-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|-2-2-------2------|


  D5  D6  D5  D6     F#m              D5  D6  E5  E6    F#m
  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 E E
|-----------------||----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------2-----||------------2---|-----------------|------------2----|
|-2-2-4-0-2-2-4-4-||-----2------2-0-|-2-2-4-0---------|-----2------2-0--|
|-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-||-----4------4-0-|-0-0-0-0---------|-----4------4-0--|
|-----------------||---4-4------4---|---------2-2-4-4-|---4-4------4----|
|-----------------||-2-2----2-2-----|---------0-0-0-0-|-2-2----2-2------|


  D5  D6  E5  E6    F#m    D7+5     E    Em7 A5  A6  A5  A6
                                   2/4      4/4
  e E e E e E e E   Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E   e E e E e E e E
|-----------------|---------------|------0-|------------------|
|-----------------|-2------1------|-0----0-|------------------|
|-2-2-4-0---------|-2------2------|-1----0-|------------------|
|-0-0-0-0---------|-4----0-0------|-2----0-|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4--|
|---------2-2-4-0-|-4----0------0-|-2------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
|---------0-0-0-0-|-2-----------0-|-0------|------------------|


      D.S. al Coda   &
  A5  A6  A5  A6     D7+5        F#m              D5  D6  E5  E6
  e E e E e E e E    W           e E Q  e E E E   e E e E e E e E
|-----------------||----------||----------------|------------------|
|-----------------||-1--------||------------2---|------------------|
|-----------------||-2--------||-----2------2-0-|-2-2-4-0----------|
|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-||-0--------||-----4------4-0-|-0-0-0-0----------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-||----------||---4-4------4---|---------2-2-4-4--|
|-----------------||----------||-2-2----2-2-----|---------0-0-0-0--|


  F#m              D5  D6  E5  E6    F#m    D7+5     E    Em7
                                                    2/4
  e E Q  e E E E   e E e E e E e E   Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E
|----------------|-----------------|---------------|------0-|
|------------2---|-----------------|-2------1------|-0----0-|
|-----2------2-0-|-2-2-4-0---------|-2------2------|-1----0-|
|-----4------4-0-|-0-0-0-0---------|-4----0-0------|-2----0-|
|---4-4------4---|---------2-2-4-0-|-4----0------0-|-2------|
|-2-2----2-2-----|---------0-0-0-0-|-2-----------0-|-0------|


  A5  A6  A5  A6    A5            A6     A5  A6  A5  A6    E5  E6  E5  E6
 4/4
                        |-3-|
  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 E e E e E e E
|-----------------|-------------------||-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------||-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|---------2---------||-----------------|---------------0--|
|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-2-2-----2-2-2-4-4-||-2-2-4-0-2---4-0-|---------------0--|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-3p0---0-0-0-0-||-0-0-0---0-0-0---|-2-2-4-0-2-2-4-0--|
|-----------------|-------------------||-----------------|-0-0-0---0-0-0----|


  N.C.        F#m       D7                A5  A6  A5  A6    E5  E6  E5  E6
                             |-3--|
  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 E e E e E e E
|-----------------|-------2-(2)-----2-0-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----1-1-(1)-1-----0-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------------2---|-----2---------2---0-|---------------0-|-------0---------|
|-----4-4-----4-4-|---0-0---------------|-2-2-4-0-2-2-4-0-|-------0---------|
|-------------4---|-4-0-----------------|-0-0-0---0-0-0---|-2-2-4---2-2-4-0-|
|-2-2-----2-2-----|-2-0-----------------|-----------------|-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|


  F#m        D7+5            F#m             N.C.
                                                   ~~~~~~
                                                           |-3-|
  W          H    +Q.   E    Q  Q  e E E E   E E E E +E  E E E E
|----------|--------------||---------------|---------------------|
|-2--------|-1----(1)-----||-2---------2---|---------------------|
|-2--------|-2----(2)-----||-2---------2---|-0-----------2-------|
|-4--------|-0----(0)-----||-4---------4---|-0-2h4p2-(2)-2-4p2---|
|-4--------|--------------||-4--4----------|-------------------4-|
|-2--------|------------2-||----2--2-2---2-|---------------------|


  F#m              N.C.        Esus4     F#m             E
                                                        2/4
                         ~~~~~~
                                 |-3-|
  e E Q  e E E E   E E E E +E  E E E E   E Q.   Q.   E   Q.   E
|----------------|-------------0-------|---2----2------|-0-------|
|-----2------2---|-------------0-------|---2----1------|-0-------|
|-----2------2---|-------------2-------|---2----2------|-1----0--|
|-----4------4---|-0-2h4p2-(2)---4p2---|---4----4------|-2----0--|
|-----4------4---|-0-----------------4-|---------------|-2----0--|
|-2-2----2-2---2-|---------------------|-2-----------0-|---------|


  A5  A6  A5  A6    A5            A6    F#m    D7+5     E    A/E
 4/4                                                   2/4
                        |-3-|
  e E e E e E e E   e E E E E e E e E   Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E
|-----------------|-------------------|---------------|-0------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-2------1------|-0----2-|
|-----------------|---------2---------|-2------2------|-1----2-|
|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-2-2-----2-2-2-4---|-4----0-0------|-2----2-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-3-0---0-0-0---|-4-------------|-2----0-|
|-----------------|-----------------0-|-2-----------0-|------0-|


 4/4
  +W
|--------*|
|-(2)----*|
|-(2)----*|
|-(2)----*|
|-(0)----*|
|-(0)----*|



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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