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Author
Band: The Strokes
Track: New York City Cops
Album: Is This It? (First Edition)
Guitarist(s): Albert Hammond Junior (Guitar 1)
              Nick Valensi (Guitar 2)   
Date: 20/09/03
Tabbed by: Tomsk


Ok, I tabbed the song from start to finish, this song was removed from the first
album in respect of the September 11th events.  It's still quite accessible and a
well good anthem.  I've seen some good versions of this but i've included both
guitar parts, great to play with someone else.  
TomSk

Standard Tuning
...Guitar 1 Intro...

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|   x 1
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-12/5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3--0-3--0-3--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3--0-3--0-3---|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|   x 1
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3--0-3--0-3--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3--0-3--0-3---|

...Guitar 2 Intro... downstrokes

      Am                G            Am              G
      
      Am                G            Am              G

Am and G played at  

e|--5---------3--|
B|--5---------3--|
G|--5---and---4--|
D|--7---------5--|
A|--7---------5--|
E|--5---------3--|


...Guitar 1 Verse...

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|   
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3--0-3--0-3--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3--0-3--0-3---|

"Here in the streets so mechanised"
"Rise to the bottom of the meaning of life"
"Studied all the rules didn't want no part"
"But I let you in just to break this heart"

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|   x 1
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3--0-3--0-3---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3--0-3--0-3/12-|

"Even though it was only one night"
"it was                  fucking strange"

...Guitar 2 Verse...

Am     G   x4

...Guitar 1 Pre-chorus...

e|---------------------------12------------12-------------|
B|--13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13--12--13-13-13--12--13-13-13---|
G|--14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14--12--14-14-14--12--14-14-14---|
D|--14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14--12--14-14-14--12--14-14-14---|   
A|--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--12--12-12-12--12--12-12-12---|
E|---------------------------12------------12-------------|

"Nina's in the bedroom"

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

"She said time to go now"

e|------------------5-----------5-------------------------|
B|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5h7--7-7-7--5h7--7-7-7----------------|
G|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5h7--7-7-7--5h7--7-7-7----------------|
D|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5h7--7-7-7--5h7--7-7-7----------------|
A|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----5-5-5--5----5-5-5----------------|
E|------------------5-----------5-------------------------|

"But leaving it ain't easy"

e|---------------------------------|
B|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
G|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E|---------------------------------|

"I've got to let go"
"I've got to let go"

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

"and the hours they ran slow"
"I said everynight she just can't stop saying"

...Guitar 2 Pre Chorus...

Am
"Nina's in the bedroom"

G
"She said time to go now"

D
"But leaving it ain't easy"

E                E
"I've got let go, I've got to let go"

G
"And the hours they ran slow"
"I said everynight she just can't stop saying"

...Guitar 1 Chorus...

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

"New York City cops"
"New York City cops"

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

"New York City cops"
"The ain't too smart"

...Guitar 2...

C             F
"New York City cops"

C             F
"New York City cops"

C             F
"New York City cops"

C                G
  "They ain't too smart"

...Guitar 1 Solo...

e|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
B|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
G|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
D|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|  x 2
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

...Guitar 2 solo...

e|-----------------------------10b14-10p8-------7h10-7---7h87h87h87h87--7-|
B|-10b12---10b11-8--8-10b11-8-------------10-10--------8------------------|
G|-----------------9---------9--------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-8-----10-----8-----10-----8-------7----10----7----10----7------|
B|----10-----10----10-----10----10------8-----8----8-----8----8---|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-8-----10-----8-----10-----8--------7----10----7----10----7-7s8-|
B|----10-----10----10-----10----10-------8-----8----8-----8-------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

...Guitar 1 Verse...

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|   x 1
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3--0-3--0-3--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3--0-3--0-3---|

"Oh kill me now cos I let you down"

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|   x 1
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3--0-3--0-3--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3--0-3--0-3---|

"I swear one day im gonna leave this town"

"Stop"

Drum Solo

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|   x 2
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-15/5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3--0-3--0-3--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3--0-3--0-3---|

"Yes Im leaving"
"Cos it just won't work"
"They act like Romans"
"But they dress like Turks"

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|   x 1
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3--0-3--0-3--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3--0-3--0-3---|

"Sometime, in your prime"
"See me, I like the summertime but- hey"

...Guitar 2 Verse...

Am   G  x2
wait for drum solo
Am   G  x4 with some Am note bend at the end

...Guitar 1 Pre-chorus...

e|---------------------------12------------12-------------|
B|--13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13--12--13-13-13--12--13-13-13---|
G|--14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14--12--14-14-14--12--14-14-14---|
D|--14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14--12--14-14-14--12--14-14-14---|   
A|--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--12--12-12-12--12--12-12-12---|
E|---------------------------12------------12-------------|

"Nina's in the bedroom"

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

"She said time to go now"

e|------------------5-----------5-------------------------|
B|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5h7--7-7-7--5h7--7-7-7----------------|
G|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5h7--7-7-7--5h7--7-7-7----------------|
D|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5h7--7-7-7--5h7--7-7-7----------------|
A|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----5-5-5--5----5-5-5----------------|
E|------------------5-----------5-------------------------|

"But leaving it ain't easy"

e|---------------------------------|
B|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
G|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E|---------------------------------|

"I've got to let go"
"I've got to let go        OH!"

e|---------------------------12------------12-------------|
B|--13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13--12--13-13-13--12--13-13-13---|
G|--14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14--12--14-14-14--12--14-14-14---|
D|--14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14--12--14-14-14--12--14-14-14---|   
A|--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--12--12-12-12--12--12-12-12---|
E|---------------------------12------------12-------------|

"Trapped in an apartment"

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

"She would not let them get her"

e|------------------5-----------5-------------------------|
B|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5h7--7-7-7--5h7--7-7-7----------------|
G|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5h7--7-7-7--5h7--7-7-7----------------|
D|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5h7--7-7-7--5h7--7-7-7----------------|
A|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----5-5-5--5----5-5-5----------------|
E|------------------5-----------5-------------------------|

"She wrote it in a letter"

e|---------------------------------|
B|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
G|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E|---------------------------------|

"I've got to come clean"
"The authorities they've seen"

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

"Darling im somewhere in between"
"I said everynight, she just can't stop saying"

...Guitar 2 Pre-chorus...

Am
"Nina's in the bedroom"

G
"She said time to go now"

D
"But leaving it ain't easy"

E                E
"I've got let go, I've got to let go- OH!"

Am 
"Trapped in an apartment"

G
"She would not let them get her"

D
"She wrote it in a letter"

E                     E
"I got to come clean, the authorities they've seen"

G
"Darling im somewhere in between"
"I said everynight, she just can't stop saying"

...Guitar 1 Chorus...

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

"New York City cops"
"New York City cops"

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

"New York City cops"
"The ain't too smart"

...Guitar 2 Chorus...

C             F
"New York City cops"

C             F
"New York City cops"

C             F
"New York City cops"

C                G
  "They ain't too smart"

...Guitar 1 Last Note...

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

...Guitar 2 Last Note...

F

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TomSk 327 Sep 30, 2003 08:00 PM

\'Last Note\' on Guitar 2 should be a \'C\'

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doug0110 10 Jul 23, 2008 10:28 PM

02:03 minutes, after drumbs:

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--5/10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--8-5-8-5--
--5/9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9---7-5-7-5-- 2x
-----------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------

---8--0---8--8--0---8-5--8-8-5-----------------------
--10-10--10-10-10---7-7--7-7-7--3-5-(3/5 8x)---------
---9--9---9--9--9---8-8--8-8-8-----------------------
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(:
doug0110

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