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White Stripes - I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself



Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)

NOTE:  This is a very simple song, sort of a classic rock
sound overall.  Though the song actually has three guitars,
it can easily be played with just one, as long as you own
a distortion pedal of some sort.  In the middle of the chorus
there's a part which may seem a bit confusing.  In this part
Jack White yells "Sweet. - Love. - " and there is some feedback,
and it generally sounds very rough but cool.  To get that feedback
and that sound you have to have a ton of distortion so that when you
lift your finger up from that Fsus4, there's a ringing 
which will create the effect Jack uses in this song.  The lifting
is shown by the pull off in the tab.  Enjoy!

Legend:

x - mute
~ - vibrato
Pm - Palm mute
p - pull off
(#.#) - harmonic 
^ - bend


0:00

Intro:


Gtr. 1 (*very slight distortion)

         G         C    G
                                     ~~~

e------3--3-0----0--0-0----------------------|
b------0--0-0----1--1-0----------------------|
g------0--0-0----0--0-0----x-----------------|
d---0--0------2--2------0--x-------------0---|
a---x---------3---------x--x--5--5-3-2---0---|
e---3-------------------3--x-----------------|

0:12

Bridge:

Gtr. 1

         G         C         G


e------3--3-3----0--0-0-----3-3---|
b------0--0-0----1--1-0-----0-0---|
g------0--0-0----0--0-0-----0-0---|
d------0--0-0----2--x-------0-0---|
a-------------3-------------x-x---|
e---3-------------------3---3-3---|
Pm|.....................|

Gtr. 2 (*)

                             G
   

e---------------------------3-3---|
b---------------------------0-0---|
g---------------------------0-0---|
d---------------------------0-0---|
a---------------------------x-x---|
e---------------------------3-3---|

0:23

Verse:

Gtr. 1 

                     Am                         F


e---------0-0-----0-----0-0-----0-------------------------------|
b---------1-1-----1-----1-1-----1-------------------------------|
g------2--2-2-----2-----2-2-----2-----2-2-----2-----2-2-----2---|
d------2--2-2-----2-----2-2-----2--3--3-3-----3-----3-3-----3---|
a------0--0-0--0--0--0--0-0--0--0--3--3-3-----3-----3-3-----3---|
e---(0)----------------------------1--1-1--1--1--1--1-1--1--1---|
Pm |..|       |.|   |.|     |.|   |.|     |.|   |.|     |.|

(continued)

       Em    Am      G      C     G


e----------------------3-0----0-0------|
b--------0-1----1------0-0----1-0------|
g------0-0-2----2----0-0-0----0-0-0----|
d------2-2-2---------0--------2---0----|
a------2-2-0---------------3------x----|
e---0-------------3---------------3----|

Gtr. 2

                       Am


e--------------------------------------------------|
b--------1--------1--------1-----------1-----------|
g-------2--------2--------2-----------2------------|
d------2--------2--------2-----------2-------------|
a-----0--------0--------0-----------0--------------|
e--------------------------------------------------|
Pm|................................................|

(continued)

                       F


e----------------------------------------------------------|
b-------1------------1------------1------------1-----------|
g------2------------2------------2------------2------------|
d-----3------------3------------3------------3-------------|
a----3------------3------------3------------3--------------|
e---1------------1------------1------------1---------------|
Pm|........................................................|

(continued)
 
                                                      G
 
                  
e----------------------------------------------------------|
b----------------------------------------------------------|
g---(2)-----------------------------------------------0----|
d-----------------------------------------------------0----|
a-----------------------------------------------------x----|
e-----------------------------------------------------3----|
Pm|....|

1:11

Pre-Chorus:

Gtr. 1




e---------|
b---------|
g---------|
d---------|
a---x-0---|
e---x-0---|

1:13

Gtr. 1 and 3 (w/ heavy distortion)

                   G5                                F5


e------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d---5--5--5-5-5-5-0--5--5--5-5-5-5-0--3--3--3-3-3-3-0--3--3--3-3-3-3-0---|
a---5--5--5-5-5-5-0--5--5--5-5-5-5-0--3--3--3-3-3-3-0--3--3--3-3-3-3-0---|
e---3--3--3-3-3-3-0--3--3--3-3-3-3-0--1--1--1-1-1-1-0--1--1--1-1-1-1-0---|

(continued)

 Fsus4     Fsus4            F5               G5

       fdbk.    fdbk.                               dist. out
e---------------------------------------------------------|
b-----------------------------------------------------5---|
g---3-p(3.0)-3-p(3.0)-----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|
d---3-p(3.0)-3-p(3.0)-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|
a---3-p(3.0)-3-p(3.0)-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
e---------------------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1---------------------|
       Harm.    Harm.

2:19

Pre-Outro Fill:

Gtr. 1




e----------------|
b----------------|
g----------------|
d---x--x--x------|
a---x--x--x--0---|
e---x--x--3^-0---|

2:21

Outro:

Gtr. 1 and 3

     G5      F5
                              ~~~

e-------------------------------------|
b-------------------15--15-13-12------|
g-------------------------------------|
d---5--5--0-3--3-x--------------------|
a---5--5--0-3--3-x----------------0---|
e---3--3--0-1--1-x----------------0---|

2:35

End On:

     G5      F5     G


e----------------------------|
b-------------------0--------|
g-------------------0--------|
d---5--5--0-3--3--0-0--------|
a---5--5--0-3--3--0-x--------|
e---3--3--0-1--1--0-3--------|

Order of Song:

Intro x2

Bridge x2 ("I don't know what to do with myself...")

Verse x1 ("Planning ev'rything for two...")

Bridge x2

Verse x1

Pre-Chorus x1

Chorus x1 ("Like a summer rose")

Bridge x2

Verse x1

Pre-Chorus x1

Chorus x1

Pre-Outro x1

Outro x3

Ending x1

            
            
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steriogram_fan 16 Jan 12, 2006 09:51 PM

to me this tab does not sound at all like the song its meant to and its all jumbled up and impossible to understand!

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wangmaster 363 Jul 13, 2006 10:37 AM

what the ****?

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NoelGallagher01 10 Jan 04, 2007 02:50 PM

r u high man?

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