Talking Heads - Wild Wild Life tab

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From: danielp%elcx.dnet@esu36.ateng.az.honeywell.COM 


Wild Wild Life by Talking Heads
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I grabbed John's (phys174@csc.canterbury.ac.nz) post from Nevada, listened to
the disc, made corrections, and here is the result.  This is how a bud of mine
and I play it (two guitars).  I included a rhythm and lead for each part, 
and the lyrics at the bottom (they may have errors).  There really isn't a
rhythm guitar on the album, so the rhythm part is sort of a combination of the
bass and drums. There is timing below the tab (1 + 2 + etc), I hope it helps.
If there are brackets around tab:  [-2-3-], it means to repeat what's in the
brackets.  I hope somebody else likes this tune; thanks again to John for his
original post.

pete@pr.erau.edu

Figure A (Intro and First Verse) Rhythm Lead E Ee|-----0-----0---0-|-----0-----0---0-| e|-----------------|-----------------|b|-----5-----5---5-|-----5-----5---5-| b|-----------------|-----------4-----|g|-----4-----4---4-|-----4-----4---4-| g|-----------------|-------2/4---4\2-|d|-----------------|-----------------| d|-2---------------|-----------------|a|-----------------|-----------------| a|-----------------|-----------------|e|-0-----0-----0---|-0-----0-----0---| e|-----------------|-----------------| 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
Figure B (Bridge) Rhythm Lead C F G C F Ge|-0---0-0-0---0-0-|-1---1-1-3---3-3-| e|-----------------|-----------------|b|-1---1-1-1---1-1-|-1---1-1-3---3-3-| b|-5-----5---------|-----------------|g|-0---0-0-0---0-0-|-2---2-2-4---4-4-| g|-5---------5-----|-2-------4-------|d|-2---2-2-2---2-2-|-3---3-3-5---5-5-| d|-5-----------5---|-3-------5-------|a|-3---3-3-3---3-3-|-3---3-3-5---5-5-| a|-3---3-----------|-3-------5-------|e|-----------------|-1---1-1-3---3-3-| e|-----------------|-1-------3-------| 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
Figure C (Chorus) Rhythm A E De|-0---0-0-0---0-0-|-0---0-0-0---0-0-|-0---0-0-0---0-0-|-----------------|b|-2---2-2-2---2-2-|-2---2-2-2---2-2-|-0---0-0-0---0-0-|-9-------7-------|g|-2---2-2-2---2-2-|-2---2-2-2---2-2-|-1---1-1-1---1-1-|-9---x-x-7---x-x-|d|-2---2-2-2---2-2-|-2---2-2-2---2-2-|-2---2-2-2---2-2-|-9---x-x-7---x-x-|a|-0---0-0-0---0-0-|-0---0-0-0---0-0-|-2---2-2-2---2-2-|-7---x-x-5---x-x-|e|-----------------|-----------------|-0---0-0-0---0-0-|-----------------| 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
Lead A E De|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|b|-------2---------|-------2---------|-------9---------|-------7---------|g|-----2-----2-----|-----2-----2-----|-----9-----9-----|-----7-----7-----|d|---2---------2---|---2---------2---|---9---------9---|---7---------7---|a|-0---------------|-0---------------|-7---------------|-5---------------|e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
Figure D (Intro to second verse and Second verse itself) Rhythm Lead E Ee|-0-0---0-0-0---0-|-0-0---0-0-0---0-| e|-----------------|-----------------|b|-0-0---0-0-0---0-|-0-0---0-0-0---0-| b|---5-5-4-4-------|-----------------|g|-1-1---1-1-1---1-|-1-1---1-1-1---1-| g|-----------2-2-4-|-4---------------|d|-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-2-|-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-2-| d|-----------------|---2-2-4-4-------|a|-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-2-|-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-2-| a|-----------------|-----------0-0-2-|e|-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-0-|-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-0-| e|-----------------|-----------------| 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
Figure E (Pre solo) Rhythm F# Ge[---------------------------------|---------------------------------|b[---------------------------------|---------------------------------|g[---------------------------------|---------------------------------|d[-4---4-4-4---4-4-4---4-4-4---4-4-|-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-|a[-4---4-4-4---4-4-4---4-4-4---4-4-|-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-|e[-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-|-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-| 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
1st time C D Ce|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|b|---------------------------------||-3---3-3-3---3-3-----------------|g|-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-||-2---2-2-2---2-2-0---0-0-0---0-0-|d|-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-||-0---0-0-0---0-0-2---2-2-2---2-2-|a|-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-||-----------------3---3-3-3---3-3-|e|---------------------------------||---------------------------------| 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
2nd time F Ge||---------------------------------]b||---------------------------------]g||---------------------------------]d||-3---3-3-3---3-3-5---5-5-5---5-5-]a||-3---3-3-3---3-3-5---5-5-5---5-5-]e||-1---1-1-1---1-1-3---3-3-3---3-3-] 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
Lead 1st time F# G C D Ce[-2---------------|-3---------------|-0---------------||-5-------3-------|b[-2---------------|-3---------------|-1---------------||---7-------5-----|g[-3---------------|-4---------------|-0---------------||-----7-------5---|d[-4---------------|-5---------------|-2---------------||-----------------|a[-4---------------|-5---------------|-3---------------||-----------------|e[-2---------------|-3---------------|-----------------||-----------------| 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
2nd time D Ge||-----------------]b||-----------------]g||-10--10--12--12--]d||-10--10--12--12--]a||-----------------]e||-----------------] 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
Solo (rhythm plays Figure D)e[-------------------------|-----------------------------]b[-------------------------|-----------------------------]g[-------12-14-------12-14-|-------12-14-b16----14p12----]d[-12-14-------12-14-------|-12-14--------------------14-]a[-------------------------|-----------------------------]e[-------------------------|-----------------------------]
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |--t--|
e|-------12-15-------12-15-|-------12-15-b17----15p12----|b|-12-15-------12-15-------|-12-15--------------------15-|g|-------------------------|-----------------------------|d|-------------------------|-----------------------------|a|-------------------------|-----------------------------|e|-------------------------|-----------------------------|
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |--t--|
e|-------12-15-------12-12-|-15-12-------------------|b|-12-15-------12-15-------|-------15-12-------------|g|-------------------------|-------------14-12-------|d|-------------------------|-------------------14-12-|a|-------------------------|-------------------------|e|-------------------------|-------------------------| 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
Intro - FIGURE A 4 TIMES Verse - FIGURE A 4 TIMES "I'm wearin' my fur pajamas I ride a hot potatoe" Bridge - FIGURE B 2 TIMES "It's ticklin' her fancy speak up I can't hear you" Chorus - FIGURE C 4 TIMES "Here on this mountain top woah-oh (I got some wild wild life) I got some news to tell you woah-oh (about some wild wild life) Here come the doctor in charge woah-oh (she's got some wild wild life) Ain't that the way you like it woah-oh (livin' wild wild life)" Intro - FIGURE D 2 TIMES Verse - FIGURE D 4 TIMES "I wrestle with your conscious you wrestle with your partner" Bridge - FIGURE B 2 TIMES "sittin' on a windowsill but he spends his time behind closed doors" Chorus - FIGURE C 4 TIMES "Check out mister business man woah-oh (he bought some wild wild life) on the way to the stockage stage woah-oh (he got some wild wild life) wakin' up when he opens the door woah-oh (and doin' wild wild life) I know that's the way you like woah-oh (livin' wild wild life)" Break - FIGURE E "He's a man it's a piece of cake Thought control you get 'em both anytime you like" Solo - RHYTHM PLAYS FIGURE D 4 TIMES, LEAD PLAYS SOLO Bridge - FIGURE B 2 TIMES "Like sittin' on pins and needles Things fall apart it's scientific" Chorus - FIGURE C 8 TIMES "sleepin' on the interstate woah-oh (gettin' wild wild life) checkin' in checkin' out woah-oh (I got 'em wild wild life) spending all of my money and time woah-oh (on too much wild wild life) we wanna go and we know where we go woah-oh (ah doin' wild wild life) I know it, that's how we start it woah-oh (find some wild wild life) take a picture here in (Madayla)? woah-oh (I got 'em wild wild life) you want some talk, you want some ? woah-oh (wild wild life) And I know that's the way you like it woah-oh (livin' wild wild wild wild whaoo)"
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