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Life Is Simple In The Moonlight Tab

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LIFE IS SIMPLE IN THE MOONLIGHT - The Strokes
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Tabbed by: Frank Truei
Email: truei.frank@gmail.com

Tuning: Standard (EADGBe)

Guitar 1: Nick Valensi
Guitar 2: Albert Hammond Jr.

----
INTRO
----
Guitar 1
ALL PALM MUTED
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------7-----7---7------------------------------|
G|----6-----6---6------7-----7-----------8-----8---8-----6---6---6|
D|--4-----4------/---9-----9-----9-----6-----6---------6---6------|
A|4-----4-----4----------------------6-----6-----6---4----4----4--|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------7-----7---7------------------------------|
G|----6-----6---6------7-----7-----------8-----8---8-----6---6----|
D|--4-----4------/---9-----9-----9-----6-----6---------6---6------|
A|4-----4-----4----------------------6-----6-----6---4----4----4\-|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
Part 1 in recording  (get the rhythm right)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|\
G|-----------------------------------------------------------| \
D|x-x-6-x-x-6-x-x-6-x--x-x-4-x-x-4-x-x-4-x--x-x-8-x-x-8-x-x-8|  \
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|   \
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|    \
                                                                   x2
e|--------------------|                                           /
B|--------------------|                                          /
G|--------------------|                                         /
D|x-x-4-x-x-4-x-x-4-x-|                                        /
A|--------------------|                                       /
E|--------------------|                                      /




Part 2 in recording
With special effect and use of volume knob control
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------7--------------------------------------------|
G|6------------------7---------------8---------------6------------|
D|4------------------9---------------6---------------6------------| x2
A|4----------------------------------6---------------4------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|


----
VERSE 1
----
Guitar 1
e|------------------------------14-------14----14------------------------|
B|------14-------14----14----15-------15----------------16-------16----16|
G|---11-------11----------16-------16-------16-------13-------13---------|
D|11-------11-------11----------------------------13-------13-------13---|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------|
B|------14-------14-----14|
G|---13-------13----------|
D|11-------11-------11----|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|

e|------------------------------14-------14----14------------------------|
B|------14-------14----14----15-------15----------------16-------16----16|
G|---11-------11----------16-------16-------16-------13-------13---------|
D|11-------11-------11----------------------------13-------13-------13---|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   (hard but the slide is an added track)
e|---------------------------------------------------10------10---10/12--|
B|------14-------14-----14/12---12------12---12---12------12-------------|
G|---13-------13-------------11------11----------------------------------|
D|11-------11-------11-----9-------9-------9----9-------9-------9--------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------12-------12----12-------12-------12----12------12------12---12/--|
G|---13-------13-------------13-------13------------11------11-----------|
D|------------------------------------------------9-------9-------9------|
A|14-------14-------14----14-------14-------14---------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
       (hard but the slide is an added track)             (last note rings)
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------12|
B|------15-------15/17----------12-------12----12-------12-------12----12---|
G|---16-------16-------16----13-------13-------------13-------13------------|
D|16-------16-------16------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------14-------14-------14----14-------14-------14------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|



GUITAR 2

(get the rhythm right)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|\
G|-----------------------------------------------------------| \
D|x-x-6-x-x-6-x-x-6-x--x-x-4-x-x-4-x-x-4-x--x-x-8-x-x-8-x-x-8|  \
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|   \
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|    \
                                                                   x2
e|--------------------|                                           /
B|--------------------|                                          /
G|--------------------|                                         /
D|x-x-4-x-x-4-x-x-4-x-|                                        /
A|--------------------|                                       /
E|--------------------|                                      /


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

----
CHORUS
----
Guitar 1
(each chord strummed 8 times) (you can play the whole chord but Nick always always plays 
just the top 3 or 4 strings)
e|7-------5--------9--------7-------7--------5-------14-------12--------|
B|7-------5--------10-------9-------7--------5-------14-------12--------|
G|7-------6--------11-------9-------7--------6-------14-------13--------|
D|9-------7--------11-------9-------9--------7-------16-------14--------|
A|9-------7--------9--------7-------9--------7-------16-------14--------|
E|7-------5--------9--------7-------7--------5-------14-------12--------|

e|7-7-7-7-9-7-7-7|7-7-7-7-9-7-7-7|9-9-9-9-10-9-9-9|10-10-10-10-9-9-9-9|
B|7-7-7-7-9-7-7-7|9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9|9-9-9-9-10-9-9-9|10-10-10-10-9-9-9-9|
G|7-7-7-7---7-7-7|9-9-9-9---9-9-9|9-9-9-9----9-9-9|11-11-11-11-9-9-9-9|
D|---------------|---------------|----------------|-------------------|
A|---------------|---------------|----------------|-------------------|
E|---------------|---------------|----------------|-------------------|
  (strum 8 times)
e|7--------12--------9----------|
B|7--------12--------10---------|
G|7--------13--------11---------|
D|9--------14--------11---------|
A|9--------14--------9----------|
E|7--------12--------9----------|
(guitar tone change)
e|---------------------|----------------|--------------|-------------|
B|---------------------|----------------|--------------|-------------|
G|11-13-11-10--10-13-10|9-11-9-8--8-11-8|7-9-7-6--6-9-6|2/4\2\1------|
D|---------------------|----------------|--------------|-------------|
A|---------------------|----------------|--------------|-------------|
E|---------------------|----------------|--------------|-------------|





Guitar 2
(in the 4/4 rhythm 1st, 2nd, and 4th notes Palm Muted, Every 3rd note accented and 
unmuted)  So In first 4 notes the 9's (B's) muted, 7's (D's) unmuted --for only this \/
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----7-------7-------6-------6-------2-------2-------1-------1--|
D|9-9---9-9-9---9-7-7---7---7---7\4-4---4-4-4---4-2-2---2-2-2---2|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----7-------7-------6-------6-------2-------2-------1-------1--|
D|9-9---9--9----9/7-7---7---7---7/4-4---4---4---4-2-2---2---2---2|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----7------7---------13-------13-------6------6---------11----------9---|
D|9-9---9--9---9-/14-14--14---14--14-7-7---7--7---7-12-12----12-11-11---11|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----7------7---------13---------13-------6-------6--------------------------|
D|9-9---9--9---9-/14-14--14-14-14---14-7-7---7---7---7-8-8-8\3--3-6-6-6\1--1--|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|/9-9-9\4--4--0-0-0-4----------|
E|------------------------------|

-----
Then Do Intro Part Once
----

----
Verse 2
Same as Verse 1 for both Instruments
----

----
CHORUS 2
----
Guitar 1 ENDING DIFFERENT THAN CHORUS 1
(each chord strummed 8 times) (you can play the whole chord but Nick always always plays 
just the top 3 or 4 strings for all of these)
e|7-------5--------9--------7-------7--------5-------14-------12--------|
B|7-------5--------10-------9-------7--------5-------14-------12--------|
G|7-------6--------11-------9-------7--------6-------14-------13--------|
D|9-------7--------11-------9-------9--------7-------16-------14--------|
A|9-------7--------9--------7-------9--------7-------16-------14--------|
E|7-------5--------9--------7-------7--------5-------14-------12--------|

e|7-7-7-7-9-7-7-7|7-7-7-7-9-7-7-7|9-9-9-9-10-9-9-9|10-10-10-10-9-9-9-9|
B|7-7-7-7-9-7-7-7|9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9|9-9-9-9-10-9-9-9|10-10-10-10-9-9-9-9|
G|7-7-7-7---7-7-7|9-9-9-9---9-9-9|9-9-9-9----9-9-9|11-11-11-11-9-9-9-9|
D|---------------|---------------|----------------|-------------------|
A|---------------|---------------|----------------|-------------------|
E|---------------|---------------|----------------|-------------------|
  (strum 8 times)
e|7--------12--------9-------14-------|
B|7--------12--------10------14-------|
G|7--------13--------11------14-------|
D|9--------14--------11------16-------|
A|9--------14--------9-------16-------|
E|7--------12--------9-------14-------|

Guitar 2 - ENDING DIFFERENT THAN CHORUS 1
(in the 4/4 rhythm 1st, 2nd, and 4th notes Palm Muted, Every 3rd note accented and 
unmuted)  So In first 4 notes the 9's (B's) muted, 7's (D's) unmuted --for only this \/
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----7-------7-------6-------6-------2-------2-------1-------1--|
D|9-9---9---9---9-7-7---7---7---7\4-4---4-4-4---4-2-2---2-2-2---2|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----7-------7-------6-------6-------2-------2-------1-------1--|
D|9-9---9--9----9/7-7---7---7---7/4-4---4---4---4-2-2---2---2---2|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----7------7---------13-------13-------6------6---------11----------9---|
D|9-9---9--9---9-/14-14--14---14--14-7-7---7--7---7-12-12----12-11-11---11|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----7------7---------13---------13-------6-------6---------11-13-11-9-7\6|
D|9-9---9--9---9-/14-14--14-14-14---14-7-7---7---7---7/12-12---------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


----
SOLO
----
Guitar 1
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------7---9/-7/-5/-3----------------|
G|6----2/4-----------6/8\4---6------------4/6-9\-4/-7\-1-|
D|------------4/7\6--------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|2-4--2-6--4-7--6-9--7-9-11--9-11-13--11-13-14--13-14---|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------14-12----12-14b16--12--|
B|14-12-------12/14---12--14-12-------12/14-12----------12---------------|
G|------14-11-------------------14-11------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                        (here another guitar track comes in)
e|12-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|---16-14----14/16--14------------------------------5---------|
G|---------13------------6/7/9-11/9/7--------9\6-6/4--6/7/9/11-|
D|------------------------------------7/9/11-------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
(pick first note aggressively)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|10\9-5--9-/7-3-7-\5-2-5-/3-p0----------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
Same as the eerie guitar sound for the Intro, which then follows into a clean version of 
the palm muted part of the Intro.

 then:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----6-----6---6-----4-----4---4-----8-----8---8-----6----6---6-|
D|--4-----4---------4-----4---------6-----6---------6----6-------|
A|4-----4-----4---4-----4-----4---6-----6-----6---6----6-----6---|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----6-----6---6-----4-----4------------------------------------|
D|--4-----4---------4-----4-----7\6-9------9--------9-----9-----2|
A|4-----4-----4---4-----4-----4--------11-----12-11----11---11--2|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------0|


FINAL CHORUS:

Guitar 1
(each chord strummed 8 times) (you can play the whole chord but Nick always always plays 
just the top 3 or 4 strings for all of these)
e|7-------5--------9--------7-------7--------5-------14-------12--------|
B|7-------5--------10-------9-------7--------5-------14-------12--------|
G|7-------6--------11-------9-------7--------6-------14-------13--------|
D|9-------7--------11-------9-------9--------7-------16-------14--------|
A|9-------7--------9--------7-------9--------7-------16-------14--------|
E|7-------5--------9--------7-------7--------5-------14-------12--------|

e|7-------5--------12-------12------11-------9-------12-------12--------|
B|7-------5--------10-------12------12-------10------10-------12--------|
G|7-------6--------11-------13------10-------11------11-------13--------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|7-7-7-7-9-7-7-7|7-7-7-7-9-7-7-7|9-9-9-9-10-9-9-9|10-10-10-10-9-9-9-9|
B|7-7-7-7-9-7-7-7|9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9|9-9-9-9-10-9-9-9|10-10-10-10-9-9-9-9|
G|7-7-7-7---7-7-7|9-9-9-9---9-9-9|9-9-9-9----9-9-9|11-11-11-11-9-9-9-9|
D|---------------|---------------|----------------|-------------------|  x2
A|---------------|---------------|----------------|-------------------|
E|---------------|---------------|----------------|-------------------|
 (strum these 2 chords 8 times each) then
e|10------12----------|
B|12------12----------|
G|11------13----------|
D|--------------------|
A|--------------------|
E|--------------------|

e|17-17-17-17-----------------14--------14|
B|17-17-17-17-12-14-14-15--15----15--12---|
G|18-18-18-18-----------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

 (strum these 3 chords 8 times each) then
e|10------12-----17-----|
B|12------12-----17-----|
G|11------13-----18-----|
D|----------------------|
A|----------------------|
E|----------------------|


Then the Chorus 1 Ending
e|---------------------|----------------|--------------|-------------|
B|---------------------|----------------|--------------|-------------|
G|11-13-11-10--10-13-10|9-11-9-8--8-11-8|7-9-7-6--6-9-6|2/4\2\1------|
D|---------------------|----------------|--------------|-------------|
A|---------------------|----------------|--------------|-------------|
E|---------------------|----------------|--------------|-------------|

Guitar 2
Same as Chorus 2, except the ending is the same as Chorus 1
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pizzamampff wrote on June 15 2013, 02:04 am

sounds not good to me

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tyu12 wrote on February 26 2014, 08:31 am

Better than version 2

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