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Strokes - Under The Cover Of Darkness tab

Under Cover of Darkness
By The Strokes
Guitar Tab

Tuning: Standard (From low to high: E A D G B e)
Guitar 1/Lead
Guitar 2/Rhythm

You can play this song using full bar chords, but you get a better Strokes sound if you 
play root chords. This tab is for root chords, but it is open to the player’s 
interpretation or preference.

If it would help you learn this song, watch me play it here: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9qMnJeTS5g

INTRO
Lead (Only Lead the first time):
|------11----------------11----------|--------------------------------7h9-7-|
|-7-7-----11----11--7-7-----11----11-|-9--9---12-12-11-11-------9--9--7---7-|
|-8-8--------11-----8-8--------11----|-9--9---------------14-12-9--9--------|
|-9-9---------------9-9--------------|-11-11--------------------11-11-------|
|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

|-7---7-|
|-7h9-7-|
|-------|
|-------|
|-------|
|-------|

Second time:
Lead:
|------11----------------11----------|--------------------------------7h9-7-|
|-7-7-----11----11--7-7-----11----11-|-9--9---12-12-11-11-------9--9--7---7-|
|-8-8--------11-----8-8--------11----|-9--9---------------14-12-9--9--------|
|-9-9---------------9-9--------------|-11-11--------------------11-11-------|
|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

|-7---7-|
|-7h9-7-|
|-------|
|-------|
|-------|
|-------|

Rhythm:
|------11hb-11-9-7------18hb-14-16----|-------------------------------11h12-|
|-7-7--------------7-7-------------16-|-9--9---12-12-11-11-9-7--9--9--12----|
|-8-8--------------8-8----------------|-9--9--------------------9--9--------|
|-9-9--------------9-9----------------|-11-11-------------------11-11-------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

|-11-------11-|
|-12-12h14----|
|-------------|
|-------------|
|-------------|
|-------------|
VERSE
Lead:
|----------------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|-----------------8-------6---|
|-----------------9-------7--------------7-----|-------------------8---8---8-|
|-------------------9-6-9---9-6------6-9---9-6-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-----9-------|

|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---------------8--8-----------|-----------------------------|

                                                                 First time:
|------------------|----------------------------------------------|-----------|
|------------------|----------------------------------------------|-----------|
|------------6-----|----------------------------------------------|-----------|
|----------8---8---|-----------------6-------4--------------4-----|-----------|
|-9-6--6-9-------9-|-------------------6---6---6----------6---6---|-----------|
|------------------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----7-------7-4--4-7-------7-|-0-0-0-0-0-|

|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-------4/6-4-----|
|-0-0-0-------4-2-|

Second time:
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7---------------------------------|
|-4-4-4-4-------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|

Rhythm:
|-7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7-|-6-6--6-6--6-6--6-6--|-11-11--11-11--11-11--11-11--|
|-7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7-|-7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7--|-12-12--12-12--12-12--12-12--|
|-8-8--8-8--8-8--8-8-|-6-6--6-6--6-6--6-6--|-13-13--13-13--13-13--13-13--|
|-9-9--9-9--9-9--9-9-|-8-8--8-8--8-8--8-8--|-13-13--13-13--13-13--13-13--|
|--------------------|---------------------|-----------------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|-----------------------------|
Chords: B major       Eb Minor 7            Ab minor

First time:
|-7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7-|
|-9-9--9-9--9-9--9-9-|
|-9-9--9-9--9-9--9-9-|
|-9-9--9-9--9-9--9-9-|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
E major

Second time:
|-4-4-44-4--4-4-44-4--6-6-66-6--7-7-7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7-|
|-4-4-44-4--5-5-55-5--7-7-77-7--9-9-9-9--7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7-|
|-4-4-44-4--6-6-66-6--6-6-66-6--9-9-9-9--8-8--8-8--8-8--8-8-|
|-6-6-66-6--6-6-66-6--8-8-88-8--9-9-9-9--9-9--9-9--9-9--9-9-|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Ab minor    Db minor   Eb minor 7   E major    B major

PRE-CHORUS
Lead and Rhythm:
|-----------------------------------------------------|---------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|---------------------|
|-8-11-8-x-11--8-11-8-x-11--9-13-9-x-13--9-13-9-x-13--|-8-11-8-x-11--8-11-8-|
|-9-9--9-x-9---9-9--9-x-9---9-9--9-x-9---9-9--9-x-9---|-9-9--9-x-9---9-9--9-|
|-----------------------------------------------------|---------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|---------------------|

|-------|----------------------|
|-------|---7---x-7----7---x-7-|
|-x-11--|-6-6-6-x-6--6-6-6-x-6-|
|-x-9---|-8-8-8-x-8--8-8-8-x-8-|
|-------|----------------------|
|-------|----------------------|

Instead of going starting over after 2nd time, play this:
|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|
|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|
|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|

CHORUS
Lead and Rhythm:
|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
|-8-11-8-11-8-11-88-11-|-9-13-9-13-9-13-99-13-|-8-11-8-11-8-11-88-11-|
|-9-9--9-9--9-9--99-9--|-9-9--9-9--9-9--99-9--|-9-9--9-9--9-9--99-9--|
|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|

|----------------------------|
|-14-1414-1414--11-1111-1111-|
|-11-1111-1111--11-1111-1111-|
|-11-1111-1111--11-1111-1111-|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|

|----------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|----------------------|-----------11-1111-1111-9-99-99---9-99-99--|
|-8-11-8-11-8-11-88-11-|-9-13-9-13-9--9-9--9-9--9-99-99---9-99-99--|
|-9-9--9-9--9-9--99-9--|-9-9--9-9--9--9-9--9-9--9-99-99---9-99-99--|
|----------------------|-------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------|
|-14-1414-1414-14-1414-1414-|
|-11-1111-1111-11-1111-1111-|
|-11-1111-1111-11-1111-1111-|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|

INTRO
VERSE (only play second half)
PRE-CHORUS
CHORUS

GUITAR SOLO
Lead:
|-x-x-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-x-x---------11-12---11-12-11------11-12----11-12-11------11-12---11-12-11-|
|-x-x------/9-------9----------9/11-------11----------11\9-------9----------|
|-x-x-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-x-x-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-x-x-12\0------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------9--7-7/12-11\7---7-11/12-11\0----7/11---------9-11--9----------|
|-----11----------------7---------------7------9-11-12--------12p11p9\7-|
|-9\8-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----11-12---11-12-11------11-12----11-12-11------11-12---11-12-11-------|
|-/9-------9----------9/11-------11----------11\9-------9----------9\8\6-|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Rhythm:
Strum these chords
|-4--6--4--2--|
|-5--7--5--2--|
|-6--6--6--3--|
|-6--8--6--4--|
|-------------|
|-------------|
Db minor  Eb minor  Db minor F# major

|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-44------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-44-----------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-22-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-55-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-22-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
|------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-33------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
P.M.................................................................

Strumming again...
|-4--6--4--2--2-|
|-5--7--5--4--2-|
|-6--6--6--4--3-|
|-6--8--6--4--4-|
|---------------|
|---------------|
Db minor  Eb minor  Db minor  B major  F# major

PRE-CHORUS
CHORUS
INTRO

END

Thanks for using this tab! There are one or two minor things that I left out, but other 
than that, this tab should be spot on :)
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