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/ The Strokes / Is This It (2001) / Modern Age guitar tab

Artist: The Strokes
Song: Modern Age
Album: Is this it?
Track: 2
Versions: 2

=====[ VERSION 1 ]===================================================

The Modern Age (transcription by haymone)

intro

part 1 (x4)
E---2-2-2-2---0-0-0-0---------
B---1-1-1-1---1-1-1-1---------
G---2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2---------
D---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---------
A-----------------------------
E-----------------------------

part 2a (x2)   
         [chord: D]
E-----------------------------
B-----------------------------
G--11-11-11-11---9-9-9-9------
D---x--x--x--x---x-x-x-x------
A---9--9--9--9---7-7-7-7------
E-----------------------------

part 2b (x2)
         [chord: G]
E-----------------------------
B-----------------------------
G---9--9--9--9---7-7-7-7------
D---x--x--x--x---x-x-x-x------
A---7--7--7--7---5-5-5-5------
E-----------------------------

(repeat part 2a & 2b two times each until the chorus)

 [D (part 2a)]
  Up on a hill, thatīs where we begin
                                     [G (part 2b)]
  This little story, a long time ago,
                                       etc.

chorus:

[G]             [D/F# *]
   Leavin' just in time
                [Em  **]   
   Stayed here for a while
                [F#m]          
   Rollin' in the ocean
                [A] 
   Trying to catch her eye
                [D/F#] 
   We're caught, and say it's easy 
                [Em] 
   Do it just to please me
                [F#m]  
   Tomorrow it is different 
                [A]
   So I pretend, I pretend
                [D]   
   I'm leavin'


lead guitar in chorus:
                     [D/F#]
E------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------
G---11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-
D----x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x-
A----9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-
E------------------------------------------------
                     
                     [Em]
E------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------
G---12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-
D----x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x-
A---10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-
E------------------------------------------------

                     [F#m]
E------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------
G---11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-
D----x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x-
A----9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-
E------------------------------------------------

                     [A]
E------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------
G----9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-
D----x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x-
A----7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-
E------------------------------------------------


(solo: D - G)
   
(then goes back to part 2a & part 2b)

last chorus:

[G]             [D/F# *]
   Leavin' just in time
                [Em  **]   
   Stayed here for a while
                [F#m]          
   Rollin' in the ocean
                [A] 
   Trying to catch her eye
                [D/F#] 
   We're caught, and say it's easy 
                [Em] 
   Do it just to please me
                [F#m]  
   Tomorrow it is different 
                [A]             [Gm]
   And this is why I'm leavin'  

=======================
obs:
* = iīm not sure about the name of this chord. anyway, it is played like this:

E--2--      E--x--
B--3--      B--7-- 
G--2--  or  G--7--
D-----      D--7--
A-----      A--9--
E--2--      E--x--

** = this chord is played like this:

E--3--      E--x--                     E-----
B--5--      B--8--                     B-----
G--4--  or  G--9--  but not like this  G-----
D--2--      D--9--                     D--2--
A--x--      A--7--                     A--2--
E-----      E-----                     E-----

=====[ VERSION 2 ]===================================================

The Modern Age - The Strokes
Tabbed by: Kim Dahlberg, kimdahlberg@hotmail.com

INTRO:
Riff 1:
    D7
e|--2-2-2-2----0-0-0-0---|
B|--1-1-1-1----1-1-1-1---| x4
G|--2-2-2-2----2-2-2-2---|
D|--0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0---|

Riff 2:
    D
G|--11-11-11-11----9-9-9-9---|
D|---------------------------| x2
A|---9--9--9--9----7-7-7-7---|

Riff 3:
    G
G|--9-9-9-9----7-7-7-7---|
D|-----------------------| x2
A|--7-7-7-7----5-5-5-5---|

VERSE:
(With Riff 2 & Riff 3)
Up on a hill is where we begin
This little story a long time ago
Stop to pretend, stop pretending
It seems this game is simply never ending

VERSE 2:
(With Riff 2 & Riff 3)
Oh, in the sun sun having fun
It's in my blood
I just can't help it
Don't want you here right now
Let me go, oh, let me g-g-g-g-g-g-go


CHORUS:
Lead guitar plays these chords...
   D/F#		Em	    F#m		A
G---11---|  G---12---|  G---11---|  G---9---|
D--------|  D--------|  D--------|  D-------|
A----9---|  A---10---|  A----9---|  A---7---|

CHORUS:
	     D/F#
Leaving just in time
	        Em
Staying for a while
		F#m
Rolling in the ocean
		    A
Trying to catch her eye
		       D/F#
Work hard and say it's easy
		Em
Do it just to please me
		  F#m
Tomorrow will be different
		     A
So I'll pretend I'm leaving


SOLO:
|D   |D   |D   |D   |D   |D   |D   |D   |

|G   |G   |G   |G   |G   |G   |G   |G   |


(Listen to the record to get the right rythm, he's bending like crazy)

B|--8b-8b-8b-8b-8b--8-6-6--6-8-8b-6-6-8b-8b-8b-8b---|
G|---------------------7--7--------7----------------|

e|---------------------3-1------------1-3---3-1------------1-3---|
B|--3-1----------1-3------3-1-0--0-1-3---------3-1-0--0-1-3------|
G|-----2-0----0-2------------------------------------------------|
D|--------0--0---------------------------------------------------|

e|--7b-7b-7b--5---7b-7b-7b--5---14b-14b-14b---|
B|--7b-7b-7b--7---7b-7b-7b--7-----------------|


VERSE 3:
(With Riff 2 & Riff 3)
I just, I just learned how
We train in AVA
I wish you hadn't stayed
My vision's clearer now
But I know how to pray
Flying overseas we'll come to feel the breeze
I took too many varieties

VERSE 4:
(With Riff 2 & Riff 3)
Oh, in the sun sun having fun
It's in my blood
I just can't help it
Don't want you here right now
Let me go, oh, darling let me g-g-g-g-g-g-go


CHORUS:
Lead guitar plays these chords...
   D/F#		Em	    F#m		A
G---11---|  G---12---|  G---11---|  G---9---|
D--------|  D--------|  D--------|  D-------|
A----9---|  A---10---|  A----9---|  A---7---|

CHORUS:
	     D/F#
Leaving just in time
	        Em
Staying for a while
		F#m
Rolling in the ocean
		    A
Trying to catch her eye
		       D/F#
Work hard and say it's easy
		Em
Do it just to please me
		  F#m
Tomorrow will be different
		     A
So this is why I'm leaving


OUTRO: (the song ends with this tune!)
Slide it!
B|--11---|

=====================================================================


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04Barely Legal tabbass tab
05Someday tabbass tab
06Alone Together tabbass tab
07Last Night tabbass tab
08Hard To Explain tabbass tab
09New York City Cops tabbass tab
10Trying Your Luck tabbass tab
11Take It Or Leave It tabbass tab

 

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