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                     THE MEANING OF LIFE - The Offspring
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Tabbed by:  ygokazuki
Email:  ygokazuki@gmail.com

Tuning:  Standard (EADGBe)

Performance Notes:  This is tabbed out for one guitar; 
both Dexter and Noodles play the exact same thing live.

!Intro!
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-7--10-7-5-10--10-7-10-12--12/13-12--10-7:--10-5-|
D|-7--10-7-5-10--10-7-10-12--12/13-12--10-7:--10-5-|
A|-5---8-5-3--8---8-5--8-10--10/11-10---8-5:---8-3-|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-7-7-7-7--10-7-5--10-10-10-10--10-7-10--12-12-12-12-12/13-12-10-10:--9-9:-|
D|-7-7-7-7--10-7-5--10-10-10-10--10-7-10--12-12-12-12-12/13-12--x--x:--x-x:-|
A|-5-5-5-5---8-5-3---8--8--8--8---8-5--8--10-10-10-10-10/13-10--8--8:--7-7:-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|-10---------------------------------------|
D|-10-10-12:--10-12:--10-12:--10-12:--10-12-|
A|--8-10-12:--10-12:--10-12:--10-12:--10-12-|
E|-----8-10:---8-10:---8-10:---8-10:---8-10-|

!Verse!
e|----|------------------|
B|----|------------------|
G|----|-b--------s-------|
D|-12-|---a--------o-----|
A|-12-|-----s--------l---|
E|-10-|-------s--------o-|

   D5                                            E5
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-7---------7---------7-----7---------7---------9-----|
D|-7---------7---------7-----7---------7---------9-----|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
pm   X X X X   X X X X   X X   X X X X   X X X X   X X

   F5
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-10---------10---------10-----10---------10---------10-----|
D|-10---------10---------10-----10---------10---------10-----|
A|--8-8-8-8-8--8-8-8-8-8--8-8-8--8-8-8-8-8--8-8-8-8-8--8-8-8-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
pm    X X X X    X X X X    X X    X X X X    X X X X    X X

   C5
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-10---------10---------10-----10---------10---------10-----|
A|-10---------10---------10-----10---------10---------10-----|
E|--8-8-8-8-8--8-8-8-8-8--8-8-8--8-8-8-8-8--8-8-8-8-8--8-8-8-|
pm    X X X X    X X X X    X X    X X X X    X X X X    X X

   Bb5                        A5        F5
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-8---------8---------8------7-7-7-7:--10-|
A|-8---------8---------8------7-7-7-7:--10-|
E|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--5-5-5-5:---8-|


!Chorus!

Pt.1
   D5            Bb5           C5                  F5            C5
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-7-7-7:-7-7-7------------------------------------10-10:-10-10:----|
D|-7-7-7:-7-7-7--8-8-8:-8-8-8--10-10-10:-10-10-10--10-10:-10-10:-10-|
A|-5-5-5:-5-5-5--8-8-8:-8-8-8--10-10-10:-10-10-10---8--8:--8--8:-10-|
E|---------------6-6-6:-6-6-6---8--8--8:--8--8--8-----------------8-|

Pt. 2
   D5            Bb5           C5                  A5        C5
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-7-7-7:-7-7-7-------------------------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7:-7-7-7--8-8-8:-8-8-8--10-10-10:-10-10-10--7-7:-7-7:-10-|
A|-5-5-5:-5-5-5--8-8-8:-8-8-8--10-10-10:-10-10-10--7-5:-7-7:-10-|
E|---------------6-6-6:-6-6-6---8--8--8:--8--8--8--5-5:-5-5:--8-|

Repeat Pt. 2

Pt. 3
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------10----10----10-9-|
D|-8:-8:-8-8-8-8:-8:-8-8-8--10:-10:-10-10-10-10:-10:-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-9-|
A|-8:-8:-8-8-8-8:-8:-8-8-8--10:-10:-10-10-10-10:-10:-10-10--8-10--8-10--8-7-|
E|-6:-6:-6-6-6-6:-6:-6-6-6---8---8:--8--8--8--8:--8---8--8-----8-----8------|


Repeat !Intro!

Repeat !Verse!


Solo
Note:  There are a few ways to play the 
first part of the solo, here are the two easiest:

Pt. 1 V. 1 (x3)
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|----------10:-10-10--12-12-12-12------------|
D|-7-7-7-7---8:--8--8--10-10-10-10--10:-10-10-|
A|-5-5-5-5---------------------------8:--8--8-|
E|--------------------------------------------|
pm   X X X                XX XX XX

Pt. 1 V 2 (x3)
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|-7-7-7-7--15:-15-15--17-17-17-17--10:-10-10-|
D|-7-7-7-7--15:-15-15--17-17-17-17--10:-10-10-|
A|-5-5-5-5--13:-13-13--15-15-15-15---8:--8--8-|
E|--------------------------------------------|
pm   X X X                XX XX XX

Pt. 2
e|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----5---5---5---|
D|-8:-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A|-8:-3-5-3-5-3-5-|
E|-6:---3---3---3-|

Repeat !Chorus!

Repeat !Intro!

There you go, hope I was of some help.

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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mattant 77 Aug 31, 2006 04:05 AM

great tab well done

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mattant 77 Aug 31, 2006 05:01 AM

i just need 2 ask, how much does : stand for?

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ygokazuki 353 Aug 31, 2006 07:12 AM

: just means to let it ring; you have to listen to the song to get the rhythm right.
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Sorry I couldn't help more; thanks for the kinds words.

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