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Strokes – Welcome To Japan tab

Strokes
Welcome to Japan
Comedown Machine

Obviously the Strokes have two guitars but I can't defferenciate between the
two so i'll just tab it as one.
I guess if you wanted to play two parts the other guitar could harmonize.
For the intro and verse they just use the power chords of d, g#, g and c.

v = vibrato bend
b = full bend
r = return bend
t = tremolo
s = slide
# = mute the string with your fret hand
* = Palm mute
+ = harmonic

Intro : x1Use up strokes on the higher notes and palm muted pick strokes on the bass note D D G# e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----7--7----7v----------7----7-------------------------------------|D|-----7--7----7v----------7----7--------6-6-6------------------------|A|--5*------5*---------5*----5*---5------6-6-6------------------------|E|---------------------------------------4-4-4------------------------|
G Ce|--------------------------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------5--5--5------------------------|D|-----5--5---5v-------5-----5---------5--5--5------------------------|A|-----5--5---5v-------5-----5---------3--3--3------------------------|E|--3*------3*------3*----3*-----3------------------------------------|
D D G#
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----7---7---7v--------7----7---------------------------------------|D|-----7---7---7v--------7----7-------6-6-6---------------------------|A|--5*-------5*------5*----5*----5----6-6-6---------------------------|E|------------------------------------4-4-4---------------------------|
G C not sure if this is a harmonic on the 5th or 12th fret.e|-------------------------------------5+--5+----------12+-12+--------|B|-------------------------------------5+--5+-- OR ---12+-12+--------|G|-------------------------------------5+--5+-- ---12+-12+--------|D|-----5--5---5v-------5-----5---------5+--5+----------12+-12+--------|A|-----5--5---5v-------5-----5----------------------------------------|E|--3*------3*------3*----3*-----3------------------------------------| x1
Verse : The first half of the verse is the same as the intro... Intro x1 palm muted "If we don't watch the sun It will rise If we don't take our time It's not wise" Intro x1 no longer palm muted "Putting posters up For your band (Hey, we're playing ... come by) Now I'll tear them down With my hand" Pre-chorus : This part is palm muted and tremolo picked. Do this 8 times.
e|------------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------------------------------| D|--t*66-55-66-55-66-88-66-55t*-------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------| x8
"I didn't want to notice Didn't know the gun was loaded Didn't really know this What kind of asshole drives a Lotus?"
Chorus :I'm not to certain with the chorus but this sounds pretty close. You can usewhatever variation of these chords that you want. A# A G F A G Fe|-----------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------|G|--15-----14--12----10s-14-----12--10-----------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------|A|--13-----12--10----8s--12-----10--8------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------| x2
"Come here and go get with me I wanna see you Wednesday Come on, come on, come over Take it off your shoulder Come on and pull me over We gotta get to work now Sliding it off your shoulder As we're falling over"
Solo :Here's the fun part. (this part is mostly sliding/hammer-on/pull-offs) ve|---------------------------------------8--------------------------|B|-----6-8--8s10--8-6----6-8-9vr-----6-8----8s10-8s6----------------|G|--7------------------7-----------7-----------------7p5-7s10p9-----|D|--------------------------------------------------------------10--|A|------------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
(??? not so certain) ve|---------------------------------------8-----------------------------|B|-----6-8--8s10--8-6----6-8-9vr-----6-8----10-6h8p6-------------------|G|--7------------------7-----------7--------------7--5h7p5-------------|D|----------------------------------------------------------5-3-5------|A|----------------------------------------------------------------5v---|E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
Verse : Just the intro again without palm muting. "Oooh oooh ooh ooh, ooh ohh ooh oh oh, welcome to Japan! Scuba-dancing! Touchdown!" Pre chorus :
e|------------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------------------------------| D|--t*66-55-66-55-66-88-66-55t*-------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------| x7
e|------------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------------|G|------------------1414-----1212-----------------------------|D|---t*66-55-66-55------1212-----1010-------------------------|A|------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------| x1
"I didn't want to notice Didn't know the gun was loaded Didn't really know this What kind of asshole drives a Lotus? In this part there is a note played where I have marked the fret hand mutes, but I couldn't figure it out so it is open to your interpretation. I just use 12 on the D string or just mute the G as I play.
e|------------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------------|G|--1010##1010##1010##1010##--1212##1212##-1414##1414##-------|D|------12*---12*----12*---12*-----12*---12*----12*---12*-----|A|------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------------|G|--1010##1010##1010##1010## 1414##1414##1414##1212##---------|D|------12*---12*---12*---12*----12*---12*---12*---12*--------|A|------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------------|G|--1010##1010##1010##1010##--1212##1212##-1414##1414##-------|D|------12*---12*---12*---12*-----12*---12*----12*---12*------|A|------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------------| G|--1010##1010##1010##1010## 1414141414141414-----------------| D|------12*---12*---12*---12*---------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------|
"I didn't want to bore you Didn't wanna pick up your shit for ya I've been ready to do this I'll be there" Chorus :
A# A G A G Fe|------------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------------|G|--15-----14--12-----14-----12--10---------------------------|D|------------------------------------------------------------|A|--13-----12--10-----12-----10--8----------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------| x2
"Come here and go get with me I wanna see you Wednesday Come on, come on, come over Take it off your shoulder Come on and pull me over We gotta get to work now Sliding it off your shoulder As we're falling over" Outro: Atleast two different guitar parts audible here so i'll tab those out.
Guitar 1e|-------------------------------------------------------------|B|--6--------8--10--8--------6-------10------8-----------------|G|--10------12--12--12-------10------10------10----------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------| x2
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------|A|---5-5-5--3-3-3--1-1-1-------3-3-3---------------------------|E|-----------------------1-1-1---------------------------------| x2
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------------------|G|--7-----5-----3-----------5----------------------------------|D|--7 x8--5 x8--3 x8--3-----5 x2-------------------------------|A|--5-----3-----1-----3 x6--3----------------------------------|E|--------------------1----------------------------------------| x3
Guitar 2
e|--13----10----13----10---15----10----17----15---------------|B|-----10----10----10----10---10----10----10----10------------|G|------------------------------------------------------------|D|------------------------------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------| x lots
If you want to figure out the end bit then be my guest ha. You did it alone You did it for fun You did it for everyone who's on the run You're not just a friend You'll be born again We'll be in this race until the very end He lives on the phone He cheats on his clone You'll never believe me 'til you're on your own Lyrics are from http://rapgenius.com/The-strokes-welcome-to-japan-lyrics Thanks. First tab, hope it's useful. Any comments/amendments welcome (:
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