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Author
Life By The Drop
Stevie Ray Vaughan

12 String acoustic, Standard tuning.

This song is pretty easy, especially for SRV. Listen to the song in order to get
the timing down, as the intro and third chorus are the hardest parts of the song.


[Intro]

E| |-------------------------------------|
B| |-------------------------------------|
G|4|---------------0-----------------0h2-|
D|4|------0--1--2-----0h1p0----0---------|
A| |-0-h3-------------------3-----3------|
E| |-------------------------------------|

E| |-------------------------------------|
B| |-------------------------------------|
G|4|-0--------------------------------2--|
D|4|----2--1--0h1p0----0-----0-----------|
A| |----------------3-----3-----3--0-----|
E| |-------------------------------------|


Riff A (this is played after the intro and after each chorus. The first half of the
second measure is sometimes played as the second half of the first measure. Listen
to the song to figure it out.)
E| |--------------------------|-----------------------------|
B| |--------------------------|-----------------------------|
G|4|--------------------------|-------------2---------------|
D|4|--2--2--4--4--2--2--4--4--|--2--2-----------2--2--4--4--|
A| |--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--0--0--3p0------0--0--0--0--|
E| |--------------------------|-----------------------------|


[Verse 1,2]

E| |--------------------------|--------------------------|
B| |--------------------------|--------------------------|
G|4|--------------------------|--------------------------|
D|4|--2--2--4--4--2--2--4--4--|--------------------------|
A| |--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--2--2--4--4--2--2--4--4--|
E| |--------------------------|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
       Hello There,              My Old Friend
       I’ve been down that road in those worn out shoes

E| |--------2--2--------2--2--|--------------------------|
B| |--------2--2--------2--2--|--------------------------|
G|4|--------x--x--------x--x--|--2--2--4--4--2--2--4--4--|
D|4|--------4--4--------4--4--|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
A| |--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|--------------------------|
E| |--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|--------------------------|
      Not so long ago, it was    still the end
     ‘Talkin ‘bout good things   and singin’ the blues

E| |--------------------------|--------------------------|
B| |--------------------------|--------------------------|
G|4|--------------------------|--------------------------|
D|4|--2--2--4--4--2--2--4--4--|--------------------------|
A| |--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--2--2--4--4--2--2--4--4--|
E| |--------------------------|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
      We played outside in the   pourin’ rain
      You went your way and I    Stayed behind

E| |--------2--2--------2--2--|--------------------------|
B| |--------2--2--------2--2--|--------------------------|
G|4|--------x--x--------x--x--|--2--2--4--4--2--2--4--4--|
D|4|--------4--4--------4--4--|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
A| |--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|--------------------------|
E| |--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|--------------------------|
      On our way up the road     we started over again
      We both knew it was just   a matter of time


[Chorus 1]

E| |--------2--2--------2--2--|---------------------------|
B| |--------2--2--------2--2--|---------------------------|
G|4|--------x--x--------x--x--|--2--2--4--4---------------|
D|4|--------4--4--------4--4--|--0--0--0--0---------------|
A| |--4--4--4--4-----4--4--4--|--------------2--2--4--4---|
E| |--2--2--2--2-----2--2--2--|--------------0--0--0--0---|
            Livin’ a Dream’s    just like you’re on top

E| |--------2--2--------2--2--|---------------------------|
B| |--------2--2--------2--2--|---------------------------|
G|4|--------x--x--------x--x--|--2--2--4--4---------------|
D|4|--------4--4--------4--4--|--0--0--0--0---------------|
A| |--4--4--4--4-----4--4--4--|--------------2--2--4--4---|
E| |--2--2--2--2-----2--2--2--|--------------0--0--0--0---|
            My mind is achin’   and Lord, it won’t stop

E| |--2--------------1-------| |-----------|
B| |--2--------------1-------| |-----5-----|
G|4|--x--------------2-------|2|-----4-----|
D|4|--4--------------0-------|4|-----2-----|
A| |--4--------------0-------| |-----2-----|
E| |--2----------------------| |-----0-----|
       That’s how it happens  livin’ life by the drop


[Verse 3]

E| |--------------------------|--------------------------|
B| |--------------------------|--------------------------|
G|4|--------------------------|--------------------------|
D|4|--2--2--4--4--2--2--4--4--|--------------------------|
A| |--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--2--2--4--4--2--2--4--4--|
E| |--------------------------|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
        No Wasted time, we’re    alive today  

                                     Let ring-----------|
E| |--------2--2--------2--2--|--------2--2-------2------|
B| |--------2--2--------2--2--|--------1--1---------1----|
G|4|--------x--x--------x--x--|--2--2--2--2-----2------2-|
D|4|--------4--4--------4--4--|--0--0--0--0-----0--------|
A| |--4--4--4--4-----4--4--4--|--------------------------|
E| |--2--2--2--2-----2--2--2--|--------------------------|
         Churning up the past,  There’s no easier way

E| |--------------------------|--------------------------|
B| |--------------------------|--------------------------|
G|4|--------------------------|--------------------------|
D|4|--2--2--4--4--2--2--4--4--|--------------------------|
A| |--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--2--2--4--4--2--2--4--4--|
E| |--------------------------|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
      Time’s been between us,    a means to an end

E| |--2-------------------------------|--2------------------2--2--0--|
B| |--2-------------------------------|--1------------------1--1--0--|
G|4|--x-------------------------------|--2------------------2--2--0--|
D|4|--4-------------------------------|--0------------------0--0--0--|
A| |--4-------------------------------|--0------------------0--0--0--|
E| |--2-------------------------------|---------------------------0--|
      God, it’s good to be here walkin’ Together, my friend


[Chorus 2]

E| |--------2--2-----------|---------------------------|
B| |--------2--2-----------|---------------------------|
G|4|--------x--x-----------|---------------------------|
D|4|--------4--4-----------|--0--2--4—2----2—2h4p2-----|
A| |--4--4--4--4-----------|------------------------4--|
E| |--2--2--2--2-----------|---------------------------|
     You’re Livin’ a Dream   


E| |--------2--2-----------------|---------------------------|
B| |--------2--2-----------------|---------------------------|
G|4|--------x--x-----------------|---------------------------|
D|4|--------4--4-----------------|--0--2--4—2----2—2h4p2-----|
A| |--4--4--4--4-----------------|------------------------4--|
E| |--2--2--2--2-----------------|---------------------------|
         My mind’s stopped achin’

E| |--2--------------1-------| |-----------|
B| |--2--------------1-------| |-----5-----|
G|4|--x--------------2-------|2|-----4-----|
D|4|--4--------------0-------|4|-----2-----|
A| |--4--------------0-------| |-----2-----|
E| |--2----------------------| |-----0-----|
       That’s how it happens  livin’ life by the drop

E| |---------------------------|--------------------------|
B| |---------------------------|--------------------------|
G|4|------------------------2--|--------------------------|
D|4|--2--2--4--4--2--2---------|--2--2--4--4--2--2--4--4--|
A| |--0--0--0--0--0--0--3p0----|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
E| |---------------------------|--------------------------|


E| |--2--------------1-------| |-----------|
B| |--2--------------1-------| |-----5-----|
G|4|--x--------------2-------|2|-----4-----|
D|4|--4--------------0-------|4|-----2-----|
A| |--4--------------0-------| |-----2-----|
E| |--2----------------------| |-----0-----|
       That’s how it happens  livin’ life by the drop

E| |---------------------------|--------------------------|
B| |---------------------------|--------------------------|
G|4|------------------------2--|--------------------------|
D|4|--2--2--4--4--2--2---------|--2--2--4--4--2--2--4--4--|
A| |--0--0--0--0--0--0--3p0----|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
E| |---------------------------|--------------------------|

E| |--2--------------1-------| |-----------|
B| |--2--------------1-------| |-----5-----|
G|4|--x--------------2-------|2|-----4-----|
D|4|--4--------------0-------|4|-----2-----|
A| |--4--------------0-------| |-----2-----|
E| |--2----------------------| |-----0-----|
       That’s how it happens  livin’ life by the drop

E| |---------------------------|--------------------------|
B| |---------------------------|--------------------------|
G|4|------------------------2--|--------------------------|
D|4|--2--2--4--4--2--2---------|--2--2--4--4--2--2--4--4--|
A| |--0--0--0--0--0--0--3p0----|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
E| |---------------------------|--------------------------|


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| x  Dead note
| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off

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JacksonDK2Dinky 15 Mar 03, 2006 03:15 PM

Great Tab! Just one thing though... At the very end he plays an extra A chord. :D

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markflip 10 Jan 15, 2007 03:24 PM

This tab is riddled with errors, it got me started but the intro is wrong and some of the chords are typo'd.

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