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"I'm Not Talking" (Live 1984; Ritz, New York)
The Bangles
(Michael Steele on bass and lead vocals)
Tabs by: LazyDogPeachy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_EnzcuNRMw

For more information on Michael Steele, visit: micki-steele.net

Standard Tune; 4/4

Note: This tab contains lyrics.  Sing/Play the appropriate lyrics/Notes that are 
      bound within a particular measure.
        
[Pre-Intro]
(Aprrox: 240 bpm)            
G|--------------|--------------|-------------|-------------|
D|--------------|--------------|-------------|-------------|
A|--------------|--------------|-------------|-------------|
E|---------1~---|--------------|-------------|-------------|

[Intro]
G|--------------|-------------|--------------|-------------|
D|----10-10p8---|-8-r-10-8-10-|----10-10p8---|-8-r-10-8-10-|
A|------------10|-------------|------------10|-------------|
E|--8-----------|-------------|--8-----------|-------------| 
  
G|----10-10p8---|-8-r-10-8-10-|----10-10p8---|-8-r-10-8-10-|
D|------------10|-------------|------------10|-------------|
A|--8-----------|-------------|--8-----------|-------------|
E|--------------|-------------|--------------|-------------|

G|--------------|-------------|--------------|-------------|
D|----10-10p8---|-8-r-10-8-10-|----10-10p8---|-8-r-10-8-10-|
A|------------10|-------------|------------10|-------------|
E|--8-----------|-------------|--8-----------|-------------| 
      
G|----------------|---------------|-----------|------------|
D|-------9-9------|-------8-r-/12-|-10--R-----|------------|
A|-11-11-----11-r-|-10-10---------|--------10-|-11-10.--R--|
E|----------------|---------------|-----------|------------|

[Verse 1]                  
G|-------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
D|-------------|---------/10~-|--------------|--------------|
A|-------------|--------------|--------------|--------10.10.|
E|-------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
 I'm not talkin...            Well that's about    say...
                              what I've got to 
    
G|----10-10p8---|-8-r-10-8-10-|----10-10p8---|-8-r-10-8-10-|
D|------------10|-------------|------------10|-------------|
A|--8-----------|-------------|--8-----------|-------------|
E|--------------|-------------|--------------|-------------|
   I know where   going,       I know what     doing...
   you're                      you're
     
G|----10-10p8---|-8-r-10-8-10-|----10-10p8---|-8-r-10-8-10-|
D|------------10|-------------|------------10|-------------|
A|--8-----------|-------------|--8-----------|-------------|
E|--------------|-------------|--------------|-------------|
   I know where   going,       You're bringing  ruins..
   you're                      me to
   
G|-----------------|-----------|----------|------------------|
D|-10.-------------|-10----8-10|10----8-10|10-8-8------------|
A|-----------------|-----10----|----10----|------10-10-11-10.|
E|-----------------|-----------|----------|------------------|
   That's one thing 
   I can do without.

[Verse 2]
G|-------------|--------------|--------------|-------------|
D|-------------|---------/10~-|--------------|-------------|
A|-------------|--------------|--------------|-------10.10.|
E|-------------|--------------|--------------|-------------|
 I'm not talkin...            well that's about   say...
                              what I've got to 
    
G|----10-10p8---|-8-r-10-8-10-|----10-10p8---|-8-r-10-8-10-|
D|------------10|-------------|------------10|-------------|
A|--8-----------|-------------|--8-----------|-------------|
E|--------------|-------------|--------------|-------------|
 If things they   splendid,     You too might  offended,
 say were                       be
    
G|----10-10p8---|-8-r-10-8-10-|----10-10p8---|-8-r-10-8-10-|
D|------------10|-------------|------------10|-------------|
A|--8-----------|-------------|--8-----------|-------------|
E|--------------|-------------|--------------|-------------|
  If I said       awful,        It just might  unlawful..
  things are                    sound 
   
G|-----------------|--------------|-------------|--------------|
D|-10.-------------|/10----8-10-10|10----8-10-10|10-10-8-8-----|
A|-----------------|-----10-------|----10-------|----------10--|
E|-----------------|--------------|-------------|--------------|
   So don't call me
   baby, I call you...

[Solo 1]
G|----------------|---------------|-------------|----------|
D|--10--8-----8---|--10--8--------|-------------|----------|
A|--------10------|--------10--8--|--8-6--------|----------|
E|----------------|---------------|-------6-8\0-|----------| 

G|------------------|--------------|----------------|-------------|
D|------------------|-13--13-15--r-|-15-13-----13-15|-15----------|
A|-----12-13--13-15-|15------------|-------15-------|--12--13--15-|
E|-13---------------|--------------|----------------|-------------|

G|-----------------|-----------------|------------|-----------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|------------|-----------|
A|--15-13-----13-15|15---13-15--15-15|-15-13-10-8-|--8-6------|
E|--------15-------|-15--------------|------------|-------6-8\|

G|----------------|----------------|------------|-----------|
D|-------9-9------|--------8-r-/12-|--10--------|-----------|
A|-11-11-----11-r-|-10-10----------|---------10-|-11-10.-R--|
E|----------------|----------------|------------|-----------|

[Verse 3]                    
G|-------------|-------------|--------------|--------------|
D|-------------|--------/10~~|--------------|--------------|
A|-------------|-------------|--------------|--------10.10.|
E|-------------|-------------|--------------|--------------|
 I'm not talkin...            well that's about   say...
                              what I've got to 
    
G|----10-10p8---|-8-r-10-8-10-|----10-10p8---|-8-r-10-8-10-|
D|------------10|-------------|------------10|-------------|
A|--8-----------|-------------|--8-----------|-------------|
E|--------------|-------------|--------------|-------------|
   I know where   going        I know what     doing...
   you're                      you're
     
G|----10-10p8---|-8-r-10-8-10-|----10-10p8---|-8-r-10-8-10-|
D|------------10|-------------|------------10|-------------|
A|--8-----------|-------------|--8-----------|-------------|
E|--------------|-------------|--------------|-------------|
   I know where   going        You're bringing  ruins..
   you're                      me to

G|-----------------|--------------|-------------|------------|
D|--10.------------|/10-r--8-10-10|10-r--8-10-10|10-10-8-8---|
A|-----------------|-----10-------|----10-------|---------10-|
E|-----------------|--------------|-------------|------------|
   That's one thing 
   I can do without.

[Solo 2]
G|----------------|---------------|-------------|----------|
D|--10--8-----8---|--10--8--------|-------------|----------|
A|--------10------|--------10--8--|--8-6--------|----------|
E|----------------|---------------|-------6-8\0-|----------| 

G|---------------|--8---8-10---r--|-10-8------10-8|8-------------|
D|-----7-8--8-10-|10--------------|------10-------|--7--8--10-10-|
A|--8------------|----------------|---------------|--------------|
E|---------------|----------------|---------------|--------------|

G|----------------|----------------|----9--10-9-|-----------|
D|-10-8----8-10-10|-----8-10--10-10|-10---------|--10-------|
A|------10--------|10--------------|------------|-------8---|
E|----------------|----------------|------------|-----------|

G|----------------|---------------|-----------|-----------|
D|-------9-9------|-------8-r-/12-|-10--R-----|-----------|
A|-11-11-----11-r-|-10-10---------|--------10-|-11-10.-R--|
E|----------------|---------------|-----------|-----------|

[Verse 4]
G|-------------|--------------|--------------|-------------|
D|-------------|---------/10~-|--------------|-------------|
A|-------------|--------------|--------------|-------10.10.|
E|-------------|--------------|--------------|-------------|
 I'm not talkin...             They seem to be   worse...
                               getting
    
G|----10-10p8---|-8-r-10-8-10-|----10-10p8---|-8-r-10-8-10-|
D|------------10|-------------|------------10|-------------|
A|--8-----------|-------------|--8-----------|-------------|
E|--------------|-------------|--------------|-------------|
   I don' like   bother,       I don't need    you...
    to                         to wreck
    
G|----10-10p8---|-8-r-10-8-10-|----10-10p8---|-8-r-10-8-10-|
D|------------10|-------------|------------10|-------------|
A|--8-----------|-------------|--8-----------|-------------|
E|--------------|-------------|--------------|-------------|
  I don't like   brother,      So don't bother  do...
  your                         fix your hair
   
G|--------------|-------------|--------------|-------------|
D|--10.---------|-------------|--------------|-------------|
A|--------------|-------------|--------------|-------------|
E|--------------|-------------|--------------|-------------|
    That's one thing I can live without.

[Outro] 
(Approx: 120 bpm)
G|---------------------2-------|----------------------------|
D|-----------0/3--3-3-3-3-3-3--|1h3-3-3--1h3--1h3-3-3-3~----|
A|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
E|-1--0h1~---------------------|------------------------1/--|
                                   
G|----------------------8-10~--|-------------------------|
D|--------/10-10-10-10~--------|-10-8--------------------|
A|-----------------------------|------10-8-6~------------|
E|----/8-----------------------|--------------8-6~--8~---|


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| r    = quarter rest
| R    = half rest
| p    = pull off
| / \  = slide up, slide down
| ~    = vibrato
| .    = stacatto
| h    = hammer on


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JackDelonge 248 Mar 22, 2017 11:28 AM

Great bass tab!!!! Shame they never did a studio version of it. Such a great song live.

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JackDelonge 248 Mar 26, 2017 06:33 AM

Yes I wish she would return too, it's never too late though so I still hope that it may happen and yes I will check them out. Thanks for uploading them.

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