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                     LOW LIFE IN HIGH PLACES -- Thunder
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Tabbed by: FunkHammer
Email: hayseed@graffiti.net

Tuning: Standard

NOTES: Great song by a great, unheralded band. This tab is for the acoustic version
of the song as found on the "They Think It's All Over..." album. However, aside from
the electric parts, the acoustic voicings match up fairly close to those on the studio
version. I've kept the tab to a fairly simple diagramming of just the chord progressions,
leaving it up to the listener to discern the strumming/picking patterns on the
recordings -- they're pretty easy to figure out. Here we go...

SECTION A

    Am7      Am6           Am(#5)          Am
E |--0--------0-----------|--0--------------0---|
B |--1--------1-----------|--1--------------1---|
G |--0--------2-----------|--2--------------2---|
D |--2--------4-----------|--3--------------2---|
A |--0--------0-----------|--0--------------2---|
E |-----------------------|---------------------|
     Mama  --  tell your    children not to go

    Am7           Am6             Am(#5)            Am  
E |--0-------------0-------------|--0----------------0-----|
B |--1-------------1-------------|--1----------------1-----|
G |--0-------------2-------------|--2----------------2-----|
D |--2-------------4-------------|--3----------------2-----|
A |--0-------------0-------------|--0----------------2-----|
E |------------------------------|-------------------------|
       down to the city where the   desperate people go.

Repeat changes above for these lyrics:

      Am7   Am6   Am(#5)             Am
  And Mama   --   don't you let them stray;

  Am7            Am6                      Am(#5) Am
  They won't find peace of mind in such a lonely place.

SECTION B

    Dm               G
E |--1-----1p0-------3-------|--1-----1p0-------3---3/5\3--|
B |--3---------3-----3-------|--3---------3-----3---3/5\3--|
G |--2------------2--0-------|--2------------2--0---0------|
D |--0---------------0-------|--0---------------0---0------|
A |------------------2-------|------------------2---2------|
E |------------------3-------|------------------3---3------|
      Wannabes and losers all  try to  get a  break . . .

     C                                F      G           Dm
E |--0--------------------------------1---|--3------------1-----------|
B |--1--------------------------------1---|--3------------3-----------|
G |--0--------------------------------2---|--0------------2-----------|
D |--2--------------------------------3---|--0------------0-----------|
A |--3--------------------------------3---|--2-----------------0h3p0--|
E |-----------------------------------1---|--3------------------------|
      They don't give a damn, they'll do whatever it takes.

     Dm                 G                  
E |--1--------1p0-------3------------------|
B |--3------------3-----3------------------|
G |--2---------------2--0------------------|
D |--0------------------0------------------|
A |---------------------2------------------|
E |---------------------3------------------|
     If they climb the ladder they get to

    Em            F
E |--0------------1--------------------------| 
B |--0------------1--------------------------|
G |--0------------2--------------------------|
D |--2------------3--------------------------|
A |--2------------3--------------------------|
E |--0------------1--------------------------|
   play for higher stakes; that's why there's

     C     A#               F         A#     F     G
E |--0------x------------|--1----------x-----1-----3---|| 
B |--1------3------------|--1----------3-----1-----3---||
G |--0------3------------|--2----------3-----2-----0---||
D |--2------3------------|--3----------3-----3-----0---||
A |--3------1------------|--3----------1-----3-----2---||
E |----------------------|--1----------------1-----3---||
     low    life in high    places.

Then repeat from SECTION A with these lyrics:

   Am7   Am6            Am(#5)                 Am
   Mama -- things have changed since you were young;

   Am7                     Am6               Am(#5)       Am
   When they scream in the dead of night now no one ever comes.

   Am7             Am6                Am(#5)           Am
   And the poor man, he's cast as the beggar and the thief;

   Am7          Am6                            Am(#5)      Am
   You see him down on the street begging for enough to eat.

Then to SECTION B:

   Dm             G                 Dm              G
   Waiting on the corner I saw her waiting for the man;

   C                       F      G                  Dm
   When the limo pulled up I saw what was changing hands.

   Dm                  G            Em            F
   I should'a tried to warn her and make her understand there is

   C    A#           F
   Low  life in high places. There is 

(proceed right into:)

SECTION C:

     F    G               Am
E |--1----3-------------|--0--------------------------|
B |--1----3-------------|--1--------------------------|
G |--2----0-------------|--2--------------------------|
D |--3----0-------------|--2--------------------------|
A |--3----2-------------|--0--------------------------|
E |--1----3-------------|-----------------------------|
     Low  life like you   never even knew; there is

     F    G              D7sus4           D7  D7(9) D7             
E |--1----3------------|---3---------------2----0----2-------|
B |--1----3------------|---1---------------1----1----1-------|
G |--2----0------------|---2---------------2----2----2-------|
D |--3----0------------|---0---------------0----0----0-------|
A |--3----2------------|-------------------------------------|
E |--1----3------------|-------------------------------------|
     low  life, and he    lives in me and you;       but we

    D7sus4              G
E |---3-----------------3-------|
B |---1-----------------3-------|
G |---2-----------------0-------| 
D |---0-----------------0-------|
A |---------------------2-------| 
E |---------------------3-------| Go straight into . . .
     don't all let it through

SECTION D: (Repeat 2-Bar phrase as necessary for solo)

   A7(11)             D
E |--3-------------|--2------------|
B |--3-------------|--3------------|
G |--2-------------|--2------------| 
D |--2-------------|--0------------|
A |--0-------------|---------------| 
E |----------------|---------------| Then back to SECTION B:

  Dm             G                 Dm              G
   Waiting on the corner I saw her waiting for the man;

   C                       F      G                  Dm
   When the limo pulled up I saw what was changing hands.

   Dm                  G            Em            F
   I should'a tried to warn her and make her understand . . .

SECTION E (Guitar Breakdown):

E |---------------------|--------------------|
B |---------------------|--------------------|
G |------5--5h7p5-------|--------3p0-3-------|
D |------5--5h7p5-------|--------3p0-3-------|
A |--/7------------7\---|--4h5---------------|
E |---------------------|--------------------|

     F          G
E |--1----------3---|
B |--1----------3---|
G |--2----------0---|
D |--3----------0---| 
A |--3----------2---|
E |--1----------3---| Then back to SECTION A, and out....


Enjoy!


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Shaminafiq 10 Jan 17, 2011 10:36 AM

THANK YOU :) you wouldn't mind finding the solo for me would you? A job well done on this tab by the way. Wonderful song!

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