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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##

                         BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY
                     As recorded by Queens Of The Stone Age
                          (From the 2000 Album RATED R)

Words and Music by Joshua Homme & Nick Olivieri


Gtr I (C F A# D# G C) - 'gtr I'

 Intro
  Q=110
 4/4
               Gtr I
  Wx4          E E  E  S  S  E E  E  S  S     E  E  E  S  S   E  E  E  S  S
|------------|-----------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------|-----------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------|-----------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------|------7-----7-------7----15--|-15----15----14--14----14----11--|
|------------|-0-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-0-(0)-0-(0)-|-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-|
|------------|-----------------------------|---------------------------------|


   E  E E  E  S  S  E  E  S  S
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-11------11----11----11----10--|
|-(0)-0-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-|
|-------------------------------|


   E  E  E  S  S   E  E  E  E    E  E E  E  S  S  E  E  S  S
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-10----10-----9---9-----9----|--7-------7-----7-----7----15--|
|-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-(0)-0-(0)-0-|-(0)-0-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|


   E  E  E  S  S   E  E  E  S  S
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-15----15----14--14----14----11--|
|-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-|
|---------------------------------|


   E  E E  E  S  S  E  E  E    E  E  E  S  S   E  E  E  E
|---------------------------|------------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------------|
|-11------11----11----11----|-10----10----12--12----12h14--|
|-(0)-0-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-|-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-(0)-0--------|
|---------------------------|------------------------------|


  E E E  E  S  S  E  E  S  S     E  E  E  S  S   E  E  E  S  S
|-----------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------11----11----11----15--|-15----15----14--14----14----11--|
|-0-0-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-|-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------------|


   E  E E  E  S  S  E  E  S  S
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-11------11----11----11----10--|
|-(0)-0-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-|
|-------------------------------|


   E  E  E  S  S   E  E  E   E   E E E  E  S  S  E  E  S  S
|------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-10----10-----9---9-----9h=10-|--------7-----7-----7----15--|
|-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-(0)-0-(0)----|-0-0-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-|
|------------------------------|-----------------------------|


   E  E  E  S  S   E  E  E  S  S
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-15----15----14--14----14----11--|
|-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-|
|---------------------------------|


   E  E E  E  S  S  E  E  E   E E  E  E  E  E   E   E
|---------------------------|-------------------------|
|---------------------------|-------------------------|
|---------12----12----12----|------9-----------12-----|
|-11------11----11----11----|-------------------------|
|-(0)-0-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-|-------------------------|
|---------------------------|-8-8-(8)-8-10-10-(10)-10-|


 Verse
  $
  E E  E  S  S  E E  E  S  S
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|------7-----7-------7----15--|
|-0-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-0-(0)-0-(0)-|
|-----------------------------|


   E  E  E  S  S   E  E  E  S  S
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-15----15----14--14----14----11--|
|-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-|
|---------------------------------|


   E  E E  E  S  S  E  E  S  S     E  E  E  S  S   E  E  E   E
|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
|-11------11----11----11----10--|-10----10-----9---9-----9h=10-|
|-(0)-0-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-|-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-(0)-0-(0)----|
|-------------------------------|------------------------------|


  E E E  E  S  S  E  E  S  S
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|--------7-----7-----7----15--|
|-0-0-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-|
|-----------------------------|


   E  E  E  S  S   E  E  E  S  S     E  E E  E  S  S  E  E  E
|---------------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------|
|-15----15----14--14----14----11--|-11------11----11----11----|
|-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-|-(0)-0-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------|


   E  E  E  S  S   E  E  E  E   E E E  E  S  S  E  E  S  S
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-10----10----12--12----12h14-|-------11----11----11----15--|
|-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-(0)-0-------|-0-0-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|


   E  E  E  S  S   E  E  E  S  S
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-15----15----14--14----14----11--|
|-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-|
|---------------------------------|


   E  E E  E  S  S  E  E  S  S
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-11------11----11----11----10--|
|-(0)-0-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-|
|-------------------------------|


   E  E  E  S  S   E  E  E   E   E E E  E  S  S  E  E  S  S
|------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-10----10-----9---9-----9h=10-|--------7-----7-----7----15--|
|-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-(0)-0-(0)----|-0-0-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-|
|------------------------------|-----------------------------|


   E  E  E  S  S   E  E  E  S  S
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-15----15----14--14----14----11--|
|-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-|
|---------------------------------|


   E  E E  E  S  S  E  E  E   E E  E  E  E  E   E   E
|---------------------------|-------------------------|
|---------------------------|-------------------------|
|---------12----12----12----|------9-----------12-----|
|-11------11----11----11----|-------------------------|
|-(0)-0-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-|-------------------------|
|---------------------------|-8-8-(8)-8-10-10-(10)-10-|


   Chorus
                                To Coda
    A5G5A5Bb5A5G5F#G5    A5G5F#E5F#E5F#G5
    E E E  E E E E E  7x E E E E E E E E   W          Wx13
||--------------------||-----------------|----------|---------|
||o------------------o||-----------------|----------|---------|
||--9-7-9-10-9-7-6-7--||-9-7-6-4-6-4-6-7-|----------|---------|
||--7-5-7--8-7-5-4-5--||-7-5-4-2-4-2-4-5-|----------|---------|
||o------------------o||-----------------|-0--------|---------|
||--------------------||-----------------|----------|---------|


   Guitar Solo
    S S S S  S  S  S  S S S S S  S  S  S  S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
||------------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
||o-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
||------------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
||----------10-10-10-10---------10-10-10-10-|---------9-9-9-9---------9-9-9-9-|
||o-0-0-0-0-------------0-0-0-0-------------|-0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0---------|
||------------------------------------------|---------------------------------|


  S S S S  S  S  S  S S S S S  S  S  S  S
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|---------12-12-12-12---------12-12-12-12-|
|-0-0-0-0-------------0-0-0-0-------------|
|-----------------------------------------|


  1.,2.,3.
  S S S S  S  S  S  S S S S S  S  S  S  S
|-------------------------------------------||
|------------------------------------------o||
|-------------------------------------------||
|---------14-14-14-14---------14-14-14-14---||
|-0-0-0-0-------------0-0-0-0--------------o||
|-------------------------------------------||


  4.
  S S S S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|
|-0-0-0-0-------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|


    S  S  S S  S  S S  S  S S  S  S S  S  E  4x
||-------------------------------------------||
||o-----------------------------------15h17-o||
||----------------------------12h14----------||
||------------10h12---12h14------------------||
||o-0-10h12---------------------------------o||
||-------------------------------------------||


   S        S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-14b14.5==14-14-14-14r14-14-14-14-12-14----------12-12-|
|----------------------------------------14-12-14-------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|


   S        S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|-14b14.5==14-14-14-14r14-14-14-14-12-14-12----------12--|
|-------------------------------------------14-12-14-----|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|


                                                      >
   S        S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S    S  S  S  S Q  H
|-------------------------------------------------------|---------------------|
|----------------------------------------13----------13-|-------13-13---------|
|-14b14.5==14-14-14-14r14-14-14-14-12-14----14-12-14----|-12-14---------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|---------------------|


                <
  Wx3           S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|------------|----------13-13-13-------------------------------|
|------------|-14-14-14----------12-12-12-11-11-11-12-12-12-12-|
|------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|------------|-------------------------------------------------|


   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|-------------------------------------------------|
|----------13-13-13-------------------------------|
|-14-14-14----------12-12-12-11-11-11-12-12-12-14-|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|


   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-13----------13-----------------------------------|
|----14-12-14----14-12-14-12-14-12-14-12-14-12-14--|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|


   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-13----------13----------------------------------|
|----14-12-14----14-12-14-12-14-12-14-12-14-12-14-|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|


   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-13----------------13----------------13-----------|
|----14-12-14-12-14----14-12-14-12-14----14-12-14--|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|


   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------13----------------13----------------------|
|-12-14----14-12-14-12-14----14-12-14-12-14-14-14-|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|


   S        S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|-15b15.5==15-15-15-15r15-15-15-15-13-15-13--------------|
|-------------------------------------------14-12-14-12--|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|


   S        S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-15b15.5==15-15-15-15r15-15-15-15-13-15----------------|
|----------------------------------------14-------------|
|-------------------------------------------14-14-14-14-|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|


   S        S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|-15b15.5==15-15-15-15r15-15-15-15-13-15-13--------------|
|-------------------------------------------14-12--------|
|-------------------------------------------------12h14--|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|


   S  S  S  S  S  S        S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-12----------12-14b14.5==14-14-14-14r14-14-14-14-14-14-|
|----14-12-14-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|


     S  S        S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S   3x
||----------------------------------------------------------||
||o--------------------------------------------------------o||
||--12-14b14.5==14-14-14-14-14-14r14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14---||
||----------------------------------------------------------||
||o--------------------------------------------------------o||
||----------------------------------------------------------||


    S  S  S S  S  S S  S  S S  S  S S  S  E
||------------------------------------------|
||o-----------------------------------15h17-|
||----------------------------12h14---------|
||------------10h12---12h14-----------------|
||o-0-10h12---------------------------------|
||------------------------------------------|


  S  S  S S  S  S S  S  S S  S  S S  S  E
|------------------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------15h17-o||
|---------------------------12h14----------||
|-----------10h12---12h14------------------||
|-0-10h12---------------------------------o||
|------------------------------------------||


   Q   E  E  H       Q   E  E  H
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------12----|-----------12----|
|-14\----14-------|-14\----14-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|


                   6/4
   Q   E  E  H      W        +H
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------12----|-----------------|
|-14\----14-------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-0--------(0)----|
|-----------------|-----------------|


    A5G5A5Bb5A5G5F#G5    A5G5F#E5F#E5F#G5
   4/4
    E E E  E E E E E  3x E E E E E E E E
||--------------------||-----------------|
||o------------------o||-----------------|
||--9-7-9-10-9-7-6-7--||-9-7-6-4-6-4-6-7-|
||--7-5-7--8-7-5-4-5--||-7-5-4-2-4-2-4-5-|
||o------------------o||-----------------|
||--------------------||-----------------|


  E E  E  S  S  E E  E  S  S     E  E  E  S  S   E  E  E  S  S
|-----------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----11----11------11----15--|-15----15----14--14----14----11--|
|-0-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-0-(0)-0-(0)-|-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------------|


   E  E E  E  S  S  E  E  S  S
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-11------11----11----11----10--|
|-(0)-0-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-|
|-------------------------------|


   E  E  E  S  S   E  E  E  E   E E E  E  S  S  E  E  S  S
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-10----10-----9---9-----9----|--------7-----7-----7----15--|
|-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-(0)-0-(0)-0-|-0-0-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|


   E  E  E  S  S   E  E  E  S  S
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-15----15----14--14----14----11--|
|-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-|
|---------------------------------|


                                                D.S. al Coda
   E  E E  E  S  S  E  E  S  S     E  E  E  S  S   E  E  E  E
|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------12----12----12--------|-------------12--12----12----|
|-11------11----11----11----10--|-10----10--------------------|
|-(0)-0-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-|-(0)-0-(0)-0-(0)-(0)-0-(0)-0-|
|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|


   Outro
    &
    A5G5A5Bb5A5G5F#G5
    E E E  E E E E E  4x W
||--------------------||------*|
||o------------------o||------*|
||--9-7-9-10-9-7-6-7--||------*|
||--7-5-7--8-7-5-4-5--||------*|
||o------------------o||-0----*|
||--------------------||------*|


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

            
            
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tom_nik 230 Oct 24, 2005 02:28 PM

fukn good tab

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lorenzo8051 10 Nov 28, 2006 04:44 AM

Shouldn't the tuning be "C F Bb Eb G C"?

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con job 160 Dec 01, 2006 04:54 AM

C F A# D#G C is the same thing.

this tab is insanely good well done

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