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name: Greg Meehan

artist: Bon Jovi

SongTitle: Its My Life

Tabs: Its My Life by Bon Jovi
Tabbed By Greg Meehan

 

Intro: 

|------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|-
|------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|-
|--5--5-----------|-----------------------|--5--5------------|---
|--5--5-----------|-----------------------|--5--5------------|-- 
|--3--3-----------|-----------------------|--3--3------------|-- 
|------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|-

This ain't a song for the broken hearted 

|---------------------------|----------------|-------------------
|---------------------------|----------------|-------------------
|--5-----------------------|----------------|--5--5--x--x--5-----
|--5-----------------------|----------------|--5--5--x--x--5-----
|--3-----------------------|----------------|--3--3--x--x--3-----
|---------------------------|----------------|-------------------

A silent prayer for the faith departed 

|---------------------------|----------------|-------------------
|---------------------------|----------------|-------------------
|--5--5--------------------|----------------|--5--5--x--x--5-----
|--5--5--------------------|----------------|--5--5--x--x--5-----
|--3--3--------------------|----------------|--3--3--x--x--3----
|---------------------------|----------------|-------------------

And I ain't gonna be just a face in the crowd, you're gonna 

|---------------------------|----------------| 
|---------------------------|----------------| 
|--5-----------------------|----------------| 
|--5--(let chord ring)---|----------------| 
|--3-----------------------|----------------| 
|--------------------------|----------------| 





 Hear my voice when I shout it out loud 

|--------------------------|----------------| 
|--------------------------|----------------| 
|---3----------------------|----------------| 
|---3----(let chord ring)---|----------------| 
|---1-----------------------|----------------| 
|-------------------------|----------------| 


 It's my (C5) life 
 It's (G#5) now or never 
 (Eb5) I ain't gonna (Bb5) live forever 
 (C5) I just wanna (G#5) live when I'm (Bb5) alive 
 (PLAY RIFF A) It's my (C5) life 
 My heart is like an (G#5) open highway 
 (Eb5) Like Frankie said, I (Bb5) did it my way 
 (C5) I just wanna (G#5) live when I'm (Bb5) alive 
 It's (PLAY RIFF A) my 

life 

|------------------|--------------------------|------------------
|------------------|--------------------------|------------------
|--5--5-----------|------------------x--x---|--5--5------------|-
|--5--5-----------|------------------x--x---|--5--5------------|-
|--3--3-----------|------------------x--x---|--3--3------------|-
|------------------|--------------------------|------------------


This is for the one's who stood their ground 

|---------------------------|-------------------|----------------
|---------------------------|-------------------|----------------
|--5-----------------------|--------------------|--5--5--x--x--5-
|--5-----------------------|--------------------|--5--5--x--x--5-
|--3-----------------------|--------------------|--3--3--x--x--3-
|---------------------------|-------------------|----------------


 For Tommy and Gina, never back down 

|---------------------------|----------------|-------------------
|---------------------------|----------------|-------------------
|--5--5--------------------|----------------|--5--5--x--x--5-----
|--5--5--------------------|----------------|--5--5--x--x--5-----
|--3--3--------------------|----------------|--3--3--x--x--3-----
|---------------------------|----------------|-------------------

Tomorrow's getting harder, make no mistake 
|--------------------------|----------------| 
|--------------------------|----------------| 
|--5-----------------------|----------------| 
|--5--(let chord ring)---|----------------| 
|--3-----------------------|----------------| 
|--------------------------|----------------| 

Luck ain't even luck, you gotta make your own breaks 

|--------------------------|----------------| 
|--------------------------|----------------| 
|--3-----------------------|----------------| 
|--3--(let chord ring)---|----------------| 
|--1-----------------------|----------------| 
|-------------------------|----------------| 


 It's my (C5) life 
And it's (G#5) now or never 
 (Eb5) I ain't gonna (Bb5) live forever 
 (C5) I just wanna (G#5) live when I'm (Bb5) alive 
 (PLAY RIFF A) It's my (C5) life 
 My heart is like an (G#5) open highway 
 (Eb5) Like Frankie said, I (Bb5) did it my way 
 (C5) I just wanna (G#5) live when I'm (Bb5) alive 
 'Cause It's (PLAY RIFF A) my life (start of 
solo )life. 


 Solo:  
Use a Wah-Wah pedal for this first section, move the pedal with the 
bend
|------------------------------------------|---------------------
|------3-bend –with 5------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|---------------------
|------------------------------------------|---------------------
|------------------------------------------|---------------------
|------------------------------------------|---------------------


|------------------------------|---------------------------------
|----6-----6—-----------4 bend with 6 (four times)-------------- 
|------3-----------------------|---------------------------------
|--------5---------------------|---------------------------------
|------------------------------|---------------------------------
|------------------------------|---------------------------------

 
|--------------------------|-------------------------| 
|--6-----------------------|------------------------| 
|-----3--5----------------|-------------------------| 
|--------------------------|-------------1----------| 
|--------------------------|-----------1-----1--3--| 
|--------------------------|--------3---------------| 


 Better stand tall when it's calling you out 
 Don't make no break, baby don't back down (C5 C5) 

 It's my (C5) life 
 It's (G#5) now or never 
 (Eb5) I ain't gonna (Bb5) live forever 
 (C5) I just wanna (G#5) live when I'm (Bb5) alive 
 (B note only, 7th fret, 6th string) It's my (C5) life 
 My heart is like an (G#5) open highway 
 (Eb5) Like Frankie said, I (Bb5) did it my way 
 (C5) I just wanna (G#5) live when I'm (Bb5) alive 
 It's (PLAY RIFF A) my (C5) life 


 And it's (G#5) now or never 
 (Eb5) I ain't gonna (Bb5) live forever 
 (C5) I just wanna (G#5) live when I'm (Bb5) alive 
 (B note only, 7th fret, 6th string) It's my (C5) life 
 My heart is like an (G#5) open highway 
 (Eb5) Like Frankie said, I (Bb5) did it my way 
 (C5) I just wanna (G#5) live when I'm (Bb5) alive 
 'Cause it's (PLAY RIFF A) my (C5) life 


Below is the Riff A, and Bar chords used through the chorus:

RIFF A

E-----------------------------
B----------------------------
G----------------------------
D----------------------------
A----------------------------
E-------3----------6-----------


	C5				Bb5				

e--------------------		e-------------------		
b--------------------		b-------------------		
g--------5-----------		g--------3-----------		
d--------5------------		D--------3----------	
A--------3-----------		A--------1----------	
E-------------------		E------------------		


	Eb5                                   G#5

e--------------------                 e--------------------
b-------------------                  b--------------------
g-------------------                  g----------6----------
D--------8-----------                 d----------6----------
A--------6-----------                 A----------4----------
E--------------------                 E--------------------

            
            
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Xx_banx 10 Jan 05, 2004 07:00 PM

uhhh... about ur tab... it kinda... wasn't very good.
at all.
very untidy... inconsistant...
thanx for pintin me in the right direction tho

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Ryoko_Uchiha 10 Mar 12, 2004 07:00 PM

I love this song... but it didn't come out very good... i'd do it over... but just my opinion. Wasn't very organized..

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guitar_freak87 10 Feb 10, 2007 09:18 PM

improve the solo part..im kinda forced to play this song so i wanna do it well

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