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THIS WAS MY LIFE
As recorded by Megadeth
(From the 1992 Album COUNTDOWN TO EXTICTION)

Transcribed by Mental Goat
	

Words and Music by Dave Mustaine
Arranged by Dave Mustaine

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Dave Gtr. 1'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Marty Gtr. 2'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Marty Gtr. 2 (Doubled)'
Gtr IV (E A D G B E) - 'Fill In Gtr.'

 Intro
  Moderately Fast Rock Q=138
  B5             Bb5 A5      G5      A5  G#5 G5      F5
 4/4
  Gtrs I, II
  <
  W           E   E   E  E E  Q.      E   E   E  E E  Q.
|----------|-----------------------|------------------------|
|----------|-----------------------|------------------------|
|----------|-----------------------|------------------------|
|-9--------|-(9)-(8)-(7)-----(5)---|-(7)-(6)-(5)-----(3)/---|
|-9--------|--9---8---7-------5----|--7---6---5-------3/----|
|-7--------|--7---6---5-------3----|--5---4---3-------1/----|


  E5
      PM--------------------------|
   Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-/9--------------|-----------------|
|-/9--------------|-----------------|
|-/7--------------|-----------------|
|-----0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


  B5  Bb5 A5      G5      A5  G#5 G5      F5
   E   E   E  E E  Q.      E   E   E  E E  Q.
|-----------------------|-----------------------||
|-----------------------|-----------------------||
|-----------------------|-----------------------||
|-(9)-(8)-(7)-----(5)---|-(7)-(6)-(5)-----(3)---||
|--9---8---7-------5----|--7---6---5-------3----||
|--7---6---5-------3----|--5---4---3-------1----||


   Verses 1 & 2:
                PM                      PM                    PM
    E E S S  E  E E  E  E   E E S S  E  E E E E   E E S S  E  E E  E  E
||------------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
||o-----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
||------------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
||--2---0h2-(2)---2-(2)---|-----0h2-(2)---2-----|-----0h2-(2)---2-(2)---|
||o---2------2-------2--3-|---3------3------3-4-|---4------4-------4--5-|
||--------------0---------|-------------0-------|-------------0---------|


                                PM                        PM
  E E E E E E E E   E E S S  E  E E E  E    E E S  S   E  E  E   E   E
|-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----4-------4---|-----7h9-(9)---9----9--|-----9h10-(10)---10-(10)-10--|
|---5---6---6---7-|---7------7------7-(7)-|---7--------7---------7--(7)-|
|-----------------|-------------0---------|---------------0-------------|


                            PM----------|
  E E S S  E  E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|---------------------|-------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------|
|-----7h8-(8)---8-----|-------------------|
|---9------9------9S2-|-(2)---------------|
|-------------x-------|-----5-3-2-5-3-2-1-|


              PM                      PM                    PM
  E E S S  E  E E  E  E   E E S S  E  E E E E   E E S S  E  E E  E  E
|-----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
|-----0h2-(2)---2-(2)---|-----0h2-(2)---2-----|-----0h2-(2)---2-(2)---|
|---2------2-------2--3-|---3------3------3-4-|---4------4-------4--5-|
|-0-----------0---------|-------------0-------|-------------0---------|


                                PM                        PM
  E E E E E E E E   E E S S  E  E E E  E    E E S  S   E  E  E   E   E
|-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----4-------4---|-----7h9-(9)---9----9--|-----9h10-(10)---10-(10)-10--|
|---5---6---6---7-|---7------7------7-(7)-|---7--------7---------7--(7)-|
|-----------------|-------------0---------|---------------0-------------|


                            PM----------|
  E E S S  E  E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|---------------------|-------------------|------------------||
|---------------------|-------------------|------------------||
|---------------------|-------------------|-------5-4--------||
|-----7h8-(8)---8-----|-------------------|-4---4-----7-5-4--||
|---9------9------9S2-|-(2)---------------|-2-6--------------||
|-------------x-------|-----5-3-2-5-3-2-1-|------------------||


 Chorus
                ~~~~~~~~            ~
  E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|---------5-3-------|
|-------5-4-2-----|-----2-5-----5-2---|
|-7-6-7-------2-3-|-(3)---------------|
|-----------------|-----------------2-|


   ~~~                                                  ~
  +E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-------------------|-----------2---2-4-|-----------------|
|---------4-2-----4-|-(4)-3-5-4-4-5-4-5-|-------5-4-2-----|
|-----1-4-----4-1-6-|-(6)-5-7-6---7-----|-7-6-7-------2-3-|
|-(2)---------------|-------------------|-----------------|


   ~~~            ~~~~~~~~
  +E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|---------5-4-------|
|---------5-3-------|-------------------|-------2-5-4-5-4-2-|
|-----2-5-----5-2---|---------4-2-----1-|-(1)-4-4-----7-5-4-|
|-(3)---------------|-----1-4-----4-1-2-|-(2)-6-------------|
|-----------------2-|-(2)---------------|-------------------|


      PM--------------------------|
  Q   E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-9\--------------|-----------------|
|-9\--------------|-----------------|
|-7\--------------|-----------------|
|-----0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


   E   E   E  E E  Q.      E   E   E  E E  Q.
|-----------------------|------------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------------|
|-(9)-(8)-(7)-----(5)---|-(7)-(6)-(5)-----(3)/---|
|--9---8---7-------5----|--7---6---5-------3/----|
|--7---6---5-------3----|--5---4---3-------1/----|


      PM--------------------------|
   Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-/9--------------|-----------------|
|-/9--------------|-----------------|
|-/7--------------|-----------------|
|-----0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


   E   E   E  E E  Q.      E   E   E  E E  Q.
|-----------------------|------------------------||
|-----------------------|-----------------------o||
|-----------------------|------------------------||
|-(9)-(8)-(7)-----(5)---|-(7)-(6)-(5)-----(3)----||
|--9---8---7-------5----|--7---6---5-------3----o||
|--7---6---5-------3----|--5---4---3-------1-----||


 Bridge
  Q   E E E E E E   +E  S S E E E E E E
|-----------------|---------------------|
|-----------------|---------------------|
|-9\--------------|---------------------|
|-9\------------2-|-(2)---------------6-|
|-7\------------3-|-(3)---------------4-|
|-----0-0-0-0-0---|-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|


  +E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E  E
|-------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------(9)--|
|-(6)-------------4-|-(4)--------------9---|
|-(4)-------------5-|-(5)--------------7---|
|-----0-0-0-0-0-0---|-----0-0-0-0-0-0------|


  +Q    E E E E E E   +E  S S E E E E E E
|-------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------|---------------------|
|-(9)\--------------|---------------------|
|-(9)\------------2-|-(2)-----------------|
|-(7)\------------3-|-(3)---------------1-|
|-------0-0-0-0-0---|-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-|


                               PM--|
  +E   E E E E E E E   +Q   Q  E E E E
|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|---------------9-|
|--------------------|---------------9-|
|-(1)--------------2-|-(2)--3--------7-|
|-(2)--0-0-0-0-0-0---|---------3-2-1---|


  +Q    E E E E E E   +E  S S E E E E E E
|-------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------|---------------------|
|-(9)\--------------|---------------------|
|-(9)\------------2-|-(2)---------------6-|
|-(7)\------------3-|-(3)---------------4-|
|-------0-0-0-0-0---|-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|


  +E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E  E
|-------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------(9)--|
|-(6)-------------4-|-(4)--------------9---|
|-(4)-------------5-|-(5)--------------7---|
|-----0-0-0-0-0-0---|-----0-0-0-0-0-0------|


  +Q    E E E E E E   +E  S S E E E E E E
|-------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------|---------------------|
|-(9)\--------------|---------------------|
|-(9)\------------2-|-(2)-----------------|
|-(7)\------------3-|-(3)---------------1-|
|-------0-0-0-0-0---|-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-|


                               PM----|
  +E   E E E E E E E   +Q   Q  E E E E
|--------------------|-----------------||
|--------------------|-----------------||
|--------------------|-----------------||
|--------------------|-----------------||
|-(1)--------------2-|-(2)--3----------||
|-(2)--0-0-0-0-0-0---|---------3-2-1-0-||


 Guitar Solo
  Gtr I
   E   Q.             E   S S  E   E
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|------------------------------2-------|
|------7\-------------2------------2---|
|--0----------------------3-3----------|
|
| Gtrs II, III
|  S S S  S  S S  S S S S S S  S S S S
|-12-0-0--0-12-0-12-0-0-0-0-0-12-0-0-0-|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|


   E    Q        S +S   E    S +S   E   E
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------2-------|
|-------7--------7-(7)--3---------------3---|
|--0-------------------------3-(3)----------|
|
|  S S  S S S S  S  S   S  S S  S   S S S S
|-10-0-12-0-0-0-10--0--10-10-0--0--10-0-0-0-|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|


  E    Q.             E   S  S E   E     E    Q.            E   S  S E   E
|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|------------------------------2-------|-------------------------------------|
|------7\-------------4------------4---|------7\------------5--------6-------|
|-0-----------------------3--3---------|-0----------------------3--3-----7---|
|
| 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
|-9-0-12--0-0-12-9-0-12-9-0-12-9-0-9-0-|-8-0-12--8-0-0-8-0-12-8-0-12-8-0-8-8-|
|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|


   E   Q.             E   S S  E   E
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|------------------------------2-------|
|------7\-------------2------------2---|
|--0----------------------3-3----------|
|
|  S S S  S  S S  S S S S S S  S S S S
|-12-0-0--0-12-0-12-0-0-0-0-0-12-0-0-0-|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|


   E   Q         S +S   E    S +S   E   E
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------2-------|
|------7---------7-(7)--3---------------3---|
|--0-------------------------3-(3)----------|
|
|  S S S  S S S  S  S   S  S S  S   S S S S
|-10s9-0-10-0-0-10--0--12-10-0--0--10-0-0-0-|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|


  E    Q.             E   S  S E    E     E   Q.           E   E   E   E
|---------------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|------------------------------2--------|----------------------------------||
|------7\-------------4-------------4---|-----7\-----------5---------------||
|-0-----------------------3--3----------|-0--------------------3---2---1---||
|
| 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
|-9-0-12--0-0-12-9-0-12-9-0-12-9-0-12-0-|-8-0-0--7p0-0-5p0-3p0-0-2p0-0-1p0-||
|---------------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------|----------------------------------||


    Gtrs I, II
    E S S +S  S E E S S +S  S E    E  S S +S  S E E S S +S  S E
||------------------------------|--------------------------------|
||o-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
||------------------0h2-(2)-0-0-|-(0)---------------0h2-(2)-0-0--|
||----0h2-(2)-0-0---------------|-----0h2-(2)-0-0----------------|
||o-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
||--0-------------3-------------|--2--------------1--------------|
    H             H                H              H


  E S S +S  S E E S S +S  S E    E  S S +S  S E E S S +S  S E
|-----------------------------|--------------------------------||
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------o||
|-----------------0h2-(2)-0-0-|-(0)---------------0h2-(2)-0-0--||
|---0h2-(2)-0-0---------------|-----0h2-(2)-0-0----------------||
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------o||
|-0-------------3-------------|--2--------------1--------------||
  H             H                H              H


  PM------------------------------------------------------------------|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-|-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-|
|
| Gtr III
| H       H         H       H         H       H         H       H
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------4-------|-3-------2-------|---------4-------|-3-------2-------|
|-5---------------|-----------------|-5---------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


  PM------------------------------------------------------------------|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-|-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-|
|
| Gtrs III, IV
| H       H         H       H         H       H         H       H
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------5-------|-4-------1-------|---------5-------|-4-------1-------|
|-4-------4-------|-3-------2-------|-4-------4-------|-3-------2-------|
|-5---------------|-----------------|-5---------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


  PM--------------------------------------------------------------------|
  E E E E E E E E    E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-2-------5-------|--4--------3-------|-2-------5-------|-4-------3-------|
|-2-------5-------|--4--------3-------|-2-------5-------|-4-------3-------|
|-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-|--2--2-2-2-1-1-1-1-|-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-|
|
|                    >
| W                 +W                  W                 W
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-4---------------|-(4)---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5---------------|-(5)---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|


  PM---------------------------------
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-2-------5-------|-4-------3-------|
|-2-------5-------|-4-------3-------|
|-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-|


 ---------------|
                    |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------------|
|-2-------5-------|-------------------------|
|-2-------5-------|-------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-|


  E E Q  H
|-------------*|
|-------------*|
|-------------*|
|-2-----------*|
|-2-----------*|
|-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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