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

INTROLead (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----||-------------||-------------||-------------||-------------|
VERSELead:|----------------------------------------------|-----------------------------||----------------------------------------------|-----------------------------||----------------------------------------------|-----------------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-CHORUSLead 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-||-------------------------||-------------------------|
CHORUSLead 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 SOLOLead:|-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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