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                    HEART OF THE MATTER - The Libertines
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The song was just released but I've had it for some time now so here it is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=14&v=gSRCwI6FJsQ

If you're interested in some of the guitar leads throughout the song they'll be listed at the bottom.
However, since they don't exactly play the same patterns throughout the song, you'll have to listen to the 
song carefully to play it exactly as the song is recorded.


Verse:
                                  Bm                     
No one can hold the light to your misery 
 D - C            G
You’re the number one
Em         Bm    D -  C     G
Being hard done, hard done by
           Em           Bm         D - C   
You’ll get by with your smile, wicked smile
      G            Em             Bm
And laughing at the misfortune of others 
     D - C         G                 Em
You gotta get your kicks kicking the pricks
Bm                  D - C        
Laughing as they pick up sticks
G          Em           Bm
And old ladies walks on by
  D  -    C      Am
Trip up as they cry

Pre-Chorus
             D
With all the battering it’s taken
Bm                       Em
I’m surprised it’s still ticking
Am                 D
Yeah, with all the battering it’s taken
Bm                        D
I’m surprised it is still ticking

Chorus
          Em              Am       B
Let’s get straight to the heart of matter
       Em         Am         B
Why so glum? It’s all on the platter
     Em              Am    B           Em     Am    B
So what’s the matter, what’s the matter today?

Verse:
G       Em              Bm
I am no stranger to the cause
  D        -   C   G   
I carry them in my soul
                Em
Please torch my flesh
               Bm           D  -      C   G
And leave gray holes in the meaning of my life
          Em        Bm
But I get by, I get by
           D    - C      G
Just this crooked little smile
           Em             Bm            D - C
You’ll get by, you’ll get by, you’ll get by

Pre-Chorus:
Am           D
With all the battering it’s taken
Bm                                 Em
Well I’m surprised that it’s still ticking
Am                 D
Yeah, with all the battering it’s taken
Bm                            D
I’m surprised that it’s still ticking

Chorus:
          Em              Am       B
Let’s get straight to the heart of matter
       Em         Am         B
Why so glum? It’s all on a platter
     Em              Am    B           Em     Am    B
So what’s the matter, what’s the matter today?
          Em              Am       B
Let’s get straight to the heart of matter
       Em         Am       B
Why so glum? It’s all on a platter
Em                         Am    B           Em        Am  B
What’s the matter tell me, what’s the matter today?

Verse: 
G           Em           Bm
So hold the lights to my misery 
          D -     C     G
But don’t send it up in flames
          Em            Bm
It’s only I who take the blame
    D   C     G
But try me anyway
               Em                 Bm
And you’ll get by, and you’ll get by 
          D   -  C      G
With your wicked little smile
               Em                 Bm
And you’ll get by, and you’ll get by 
          D   -  C 
With your wicked little…

Pre-Chorus
Am               D
Oh, with all the battering it’s taken
Bm                            Em
I’m surprised that it’s still ticking
Am                 D
Yeah, with all the battering it’s taken
Bm                            D
I’m surprised that it’s still ti-cking

Chorus:
          Em              Am       B
Let’s get straight to the heart of matter
Em                    Am       B
Oh, why so glum? It’s all on a platter
Em                 Am    B           Em     
What’s the matter, what’s the matter today?
Am    B   Em              Am       B
Let’s get straight to the heart of matter
       Em         Am         B
Why so glum? It’s all on the platter
Em                       Am    B           Em   Am B
What’s the matter is the glory hallelujah day
Em              Am       B
Straight to the heart of matter
Em                    Am       B
Oh, why so glum? It’s all on a platter
Em                 Am    B           Em     
What’s the matter, what’s the matter today?


Guitar Leads:
Verse
e|--10--7--10-7-10-7-----10-7----7-10----10------|
B|-----------------------------7------7----------|Like I said no specific pattern
G|-----------------------------------------------|But those are the notes for the first part
D|-----------------------------------------------|I like to add some hammer-ons and pull-offs
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

Verse (Cont)
e|--3-3-3-/--7-7-7---------------------|
B|------------------3-3-3-/-7-7-7------|This begins on "You gotta get your kicks...."
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

Pre-Chorus:
No leads, but chords are played on higher pitches

Chorus:
     Em      Am        B
e|-----7-------------------------|
B|-------8-----------------------|
G|---9-----9--5--5--5--8--8--8---|
D|-------------------------------| Repeat that throughout the chorus
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

            
            
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Pelusteriano 5,295 Sep 07, 2015 01:57 PM

You win this one!

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nilsus 173 Sep 08, 2015 10:52 AM

I really like this kind of competition! Good job! Please keep it up for when the rest of the album is released :)

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