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I Cant Win Tab

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Author
Band: The Strokes
Track: I Can't Win
Album: Room On Fire
Tabbed By: Tomsk/Casablanko (help from Wmfulton)
Guitar 1: Nick Valensi
Guitar 2: Albert Hammond Jr.

Intro

E|--4-----------|
B|--5-----------|
G|--4-----------|
D|--4-----------|
A|--6-----------|
E|--------------|

Guitar 1

E|-4--4--4--4-4-4-4--4--4-4-4-|
B|-4--4--4--4-4-4-4--4--4-4-4-|
G|-6--6--4--4-4-6-6--4--4-4-4-|
D|-4--4--4--4-4-4-4--4--4-4-4-|
A|-6--6--6--6-6-6-6--6--6-6-6-|
E|----------------------------|

E|-4--4--4--4-4-4-4--4--4-4-4-|
B|-5--5--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5-5-|
G|-6--6--4--4-4-6-6--4--4-4-4-|
D|-4--4--4--4-4-4-4--4--4-4-4-|
A|-6--6--6--6-6-6-6--6--6-6-6-|
E|----------------------------|

Guitar 2
Nothing during Intro...


Verse
When vocals come in come in

Guitar 1

|     |     |     |     |
|  B  |  B  |  E  |  E  |    X2 
|     |     |     |     |

Guitar 2

E|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|   played twice
A|--9-9-9-9--7-7--6--6-6--|    
E|------------------------|

E|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|   played twice
D|------------------------|
A|--7-7-7-7--6-6--4--4-4--|
E|------------------------|


Chorus
Both Guitars

E|-4--4--4--4-4-4-4--4--4-4-4-|
B|-4--4--4--4-4-4-4--4--4-4-4-|
G|-6--6--4--4-4-6-6--4--4-4-4-|
D|-4--4--4--4-4-4-4--4--4-4-4-|
A|-6--6--6--6-6-6-6--6--6-6-6-|
E|----------------------------|

E|-4--4--4--4-4-4-4--4--4-4-4-|
B|-5--5--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5-5-|
G|-6--6--4--4-4-6-6--4--4-4-4-|
D|-4--4--4--4-4-4-4--4--4-4-4-|
A|-6--6--6--6-6-6-6--6--6-6-6-|
E|----------------------------|

Guitar 1
With Distortion

E|---------9-------|----6---7---6--|----6---9---6--|----6---9---6--|
B|--9-12-9---9-12--|--5---5---5----|--7---7---7----|--7---7---7----|
G|-----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
D|-----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
A|-----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|    
E|-----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|

Albert's chords are hard to deciphere here, when Jules says "Oh-I....Can't...Win"
G#m for the first chord i think (please post).


"Things in bars that people do..."
Guitar 1

|     |     |     |     |
|  B  |  B  |  E  |  E  |    X2 
|     |     |     |     |
 
Guitar 

E|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|   played twice
A|--9-9-9-9--7-7--6--6-6--|    
E|------------------------|

E|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|   played twice
D|------------------------|
A|--7-7-7-7--6-6--4--4-4--|
E|------------------------|

Chorus again
Both Guitar

E|-4--4--4--4-4-4-4--4--4-4-4-|
B|-4--4--4--4-4-4-4--4--4-4-4-|
G|-6--6--4--4-4-6-6--4--4-4-4-|
D|-4--4--4--4-4-4-4--4--4-4-4-|
A|-6--6--6--6-6-6-6--6--6-6-6-|
E|----------------------------|

E|-4--4--4--4-4-4-4--4--4-4-4-|
B|-5--5--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5-5-|
G|-6--6--4--4-4-6-6--4--4-4-4-|
D|-4--4--4--4-4-4-4--4--4-4-4-|
A|-6--6--6--6-6-6-6--6--6-6-6-|
E|----------------------------|

Solo

Guitar 1 
With distortion and reverb.
This solo is (rationally!) by no means 100% correct, however it's a starting
point i guess for someone. When there are speech marks (") above a part, that
means it's right, when there's a hash symbol (#) it means it's a cheap escape!
The percentage symbol (%) means fairly sure.

    %    "  "    "     "       "    "   "   "  #  #  #  #  # # # #  %  %  %  %   "   "
      
E|--------------9b11*-11b9-|-9-12-9-------9----9--9--9--9--7-7-7-7---------------------|
B|--9b8---9b11*------------|-------12-9-12--12-11-11-11-11-9-9-9-9--99-99-99-99-9b10-7-|
G|------8------------------|----------------------------------------88-99-88-99--------|
D|-------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------|

     "   "  "  "  "       %  %  %  %  %  %  %  %    %  %  %  %  %  %  %  %

E|--9b11---6b8---------|------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------4-----4-7b9*--|--9-9-9-5--5-7-7-7-5--9-5---99-99-99-99-99-99-99-99---|
G|---------------------|----------------------------99-88-99-88-66-88-99-88---|
D|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|

* = hold note
Sorry if you get confused.


Guitar 2
Downstrokes

e|---4-------|
B|---5-------|
G|---6-------|
D|---6-------| x8
A|---4-------|
E|---4-------|

e|---4-------|
B|---6-------|
G|---6-------|
D|---6-------| x8
A|---4-------|
E|---4-------|

Repeated twice

Chorus
Both Guitars

E|-4--4--4--4-4-4-4--4--4-4-4-|
B|-4--4--4--4-4-4-4--4--4-4-4-|
G|-6--6--4--4-4-6-6--4--4-4-4-|
D|-4--4--4--4-4-4-4--4--4-4-4-|
A|-6--6--6--6-6-6-6--6--6-6-6-|
E|----------------------------|

E|-4--4--4--4-4-4-4--4--4-4-4-|
B|-5--5--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5-5-|
G|-6--6--4--4-4-6-6--4--4-4-4-|
D|-4--4--4--4-4-4-4--4--4-4-4-|
A|-6--6--6--6-6-6-6--6--6-6-6-|
E|----------------------------|
Repeated 6 times

Ending

E|---------------|
B|--77-77-77-77--|
G|--55-55-55-55--|
D|--66-66-66-66--|
A|---------------|
E|---------------|

Please post, comments, suggestions, praise to:
Barca_Rocks@hotmail.com

Thanks for your time, Casablanko.
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DeadPaul 62 Oct 31, 2004 07:00 PM

Hi, the intro sounds okay, but I think it may be positioned a little wrong because the notes dont quite ring out as well as the recording. See if you can find The Strokes performing this on Conan O'Brien and maybe you can better see what Nick and Albert are doing.

Great tab otherwise!

All the best,
Jesse.

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TomSk 327 Dec 18, 2004 07:00 PM

'All the best' -some people are really nice...

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galapogo 10 Sep 05, 2005 08:00 PM

I think the second part to the intro riff goes more like

E|-4--4--4--4-4-4-4--4--4-4-4-|
B|-5--5--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5-5-|
G|-6--6--4--4-4-6-6--4--4-4-4-|
D|-6--6--6--6-6-6-6--6--6-6-6-|
A|-4--4--4?-4-4-4-4?-4--4-4-4-|
E|----------------------------|

and there are one or two minor errors in the solo, but other than that, very useful- 4 stars.

Thanks, Will.

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