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Pretenders - Private Life tab

Artist: The Pretenders 
Song: Private life
Tabbed by: DJ
15th July 2013

From their 1979 debut album 'Pretenders', also covered by Grace Jones

Tuning: Standard

 [Guitar 1 - Reggae rhythm through delay pedal on a 'slap-back' setting]
      Em7               F#m7             Em7
   /  /_/  /  /_/   /  /_/  /  /_/    /  /_/  /  /_/  /  /_/  /  /_/ 
e|----7-7----7-7------9--9----9--9--|----7-7----7-7------7-7----7-7--|
B|----8-8----8-8-----10-10---10-10--|----8-8----8-8------8-8----8-8--|
G|----7-7----7-7------9--9----9--9--|----7-7----7-7------7-7----7-7--|
D|----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|--------------------------------|

 [Guitar 2 - Lead riff through chorus pedal]
  Em7               F#m7               Em7
   /_/  /_/  /  /   /_/  /_/  /  /     /_/  /_/  /  /_/  /  /_/  /  /_/
e|--------0----------------0---------|--------0------------------------|
B|--------3----------------5---------|--------3------------------------|
G|------0----------------2-----------|------0--------------------------|
D|---2----------------4--------------|---2-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------|

*************************************************************************


  Em7    F#m7     Em7          Em7   F#m7     Em7
|  /  /   /  / |  /  /  /  / |  /  /   /  / |  /  /  /  / |


Em7        F#m7                      Em7
     Your private life drama, baby, leave me out,
Em7        F#m7                      Em7
     Your private life drama, baby, leave me out,
Em7        F#m7                      Em7
     Your private life drama, baby, leave me out,
Em7        F#m7                      Em7
     Your private life drama, baby, leave me!


Em7            F#m7                               Em7
     J'ai les glandes with your theatrics, your acting's a drag,
Em7       F#m7                                      Em7
     It's okay on T.V., 'cause you can turn it off,     but don't try me,
Em7              F#m7                              Em7
     Yes, your marriage is a tragedy, but it's not my concern,
Em7       F#m7                       Em7
     I am very superficial, I hate anything official!


Em7              F#m7                     Em7
          Your private life drama, baby, leave me out,
    (You've been lying to someone  about  me!       ...Stop!)

Em7              F#m7                     Em7
          Your private life drama, baby, leave me out,
    (You've been lying to someone  about  me!       ...Stop!)

Em7              F#m7                     Em7
          Your private life drama, baby, leave me out,
    (You've been lying to someone  about  me!       ...Stop!)

Em7              F#m7                     Em7
          Your private life drama, baby, leave me out!
    (You've been lying to someone  about  me!)


  Em7    F#m7     Em7          Em7   F#m7     Em7
|  /  /   /  / |  /  /  /  / |  /  /   /  / |  /  /  /  / |


Em7         F#m7                  Em7
    No, sentimental gestures only bore me to death,
Em7        F#m7                          Em7
    You've made a desperate appeal, now save your breath,
Em7        F#m7                          Em7
    At - tachment to obligation through guilt & regret, shit, that's so wet,
Em7          F#m7                           Em7
    And your sex life complications are not my fascinations!


Em7              F#m7                     Em7
          Your private life drama, baby, leave me out,
    (You've been lying to someone  about  me!       ...Stop!)

Em7              F#m7                     Em7
          Your private life drama, baby, leave me out,
    (You've been lying to someone  about  me!       ...Stop!)

Em7              F#m7                     Em7
          Your private life drama, baby, leave me out,
    (You've been lying to someone  about  me!       ...Stop!)

Em7              F#m7                     Em7
          Your private life drama, baby, leave me out!
    (You've been lying to someone  about  me!)

C      G    D
   Oh-----, oh - oh, oh!


[Palm mute riff]
   Em7                          F#m7
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|------8------8------8------8------8------8------8------8--|
G|-7-h9---7-h9---7-h8---7-h9---7-h9---7-h9---7-h8---7-h9----|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

   Em7      
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|------8------8------8------8------8------8------8------8--|
G|-7-h9---7-h9---7-h8---7-h9---7-h9---7-h9---7-h8---7-h9----|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

   Em7                          F#m7          
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|------8------8------8------8------8------8------8------8--|
G|-7-h9---7-h9---7-h8---7-h9---7-h9---7-h9---7-h8---7-h9----|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

   Em7
e|-----------------------------------------------------7\---|
B|------8------8------8------8------8------8------8----8\---|
G|-7-h9---7-h9---7-h8---7-h9---7-h9---7-h9---7-h8------7\---|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|


Em7     F#m7                          Em7
    You asked me for advice, I said, "Use the door!",
Em7      F#m7                           Em7
    But you're still clinging to some - body you deplore,
Em7     F#m7                                  Em7
    And now you want to use me for emotional blackmail,
Em7             F#m7                      Em7
    I just feel pity when you lie, con - tempt when you cry!


Em7              F#m7                     Em7
          Your private life drama, baby, leave me out,
    (You've been lying to someone  about  me!       ...Stop!)

Em7              F#m7                     Em7
          Your private life drama, baby, leave me out,
    (You've been lying to someone  about  me!       ...Stop!)

Em7              F#m7                    Em7
          Your private life,     private life-----, leave me out,
    (You've been lying to someone  about me!     ...Stop!)

Em7              F#m7                     Em7
          Your private life drama, baby, leave me out!
    (You've been lying to someone  about  me!)

C      G    D
   Oh-----, oh - oh, oh!


    Em7    F#m7     Em7          Em7   F#m7     Em7            (Repeat for
||:  /  /   /  / |  /  /  /  / |  /  /   /  / |  /  /  /  / :|| guitar solo)


C      G    D
   Oh-----, oh - oh, oh!


Em7              F#m7                     Em7
          Your private life drama, baby, leave me out,
    (You've been lying to someone  about  me!       ...Stop!)

Em7              F#m7                     Em7
          Your private life drama, baby, leave me out,
    (You've been lying to someone  about  me!       ...Stop!)

Em7              F#m7                    Em7
          Your private life,     private life-----, leave me out------,
    (You've been lying to someone  about me!     ...Stop!)

Em7              F#m7                     Em7
          Your private life drama, baby, leave me out!
    (You've been lying to someone  about  me!)


C       G    D             Em
    Oh-----, oh - oh, oh!
C       G    D             Em    F#m7                      Em
    Oh-----, oh - oh, oh!               Hoh, you're mean!

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Em7  =  xxx 7  8 7   or  xx2030
F#m7 =  xxx 9 10 9   or  xx4250
C    =  x32010
G    =  320055
D    =  xx0232
Em   =  022000
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