Violent Femmes - This Island Life Chords & Tabs

 

This Island Life Chords & Tabs

Violent Femmes Chords & Tabs

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This Island Life Tab

   
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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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Date: Fri, 5 Jan 1996 22:24:23 -0500
From: Bryson Meunier 
Subject: TAB:"This Island Life" by "Violent Femmes"

               "THIS ISLAND LIFE" by the Violent Femmes

>From the album "NEW TIMES"(1994)
Written by Gordon Gano
Transcribed by Bryson Meunier

        Here's a pretty cool song off of "New Times." It should be right but
if it's not(or if you just have additions, comments or questions) e-mail me
at meunier.1@osu.edu

intro(clean electric)-
              B5 (palm mute)
 E-----------------------------|
 B-----------------------------|
 G-----------------------------|
 D------------4--4--4--4-------|  (strum quietly)
 A-----0---2--2--2--2--2-------|
 E-----------------------------|

        A lot of the verse just sounds like straight bass. The guitar
pattern that I could decipher sounds like this:
verse-
 "This tea is too strong for me..."
 E----------------------------------------------|
 B----------------------------------------------|
 G----------------------------------------------|
 D-----------------4---4---4\5---4----2----4----|
 A----0---2----2--------------------------------|
 E----------------------------------------------|



repeat that a couple of times and then go into this:
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/v/violent_femmes/this_island_life_tab.html ]
 E-----------------------------------------------|
 B-----------------------------------------------|
 G-----------------------------------------------|
 D--------------9--9--9\10---9---7---9-----------|
 A----0--7--7------------------------------------|
 E-----------------------------------------------|

The chorus is just an A chord followed by a B5
  "This Island Life..."
      A                      B5
 E-----------------------------------------------|
 B----2------------------------------------------|
 G----2-----(strum)----------4-------------------|
 D----2----------------------4-------------------|
 A---------------------------2-------------------|
 E-----------------------------------------------|

The overdub part of the solo sounds like this: 
 E----------------------------------------------------|
 B--7~~~~~~~----8p7~~~~~~~------7p0-------------------|
 G-------------------------7h9---------------7--------|
 D--------------------------------------7h9------(9)--|
 A----------------------------------------------------|
 E----------------------------------------------------|
 
 
 E----------------------------------------------------|
 B--------------------------------7--7\8----7--7--7\8-|
 G---------------7-------8--------7--7\8----7--7--7\8-|
 D---------7h9-------9--------------------------------|
 A---7h9----------------------------------------------|
 E----------------------------------------------------|

 E--0--0--0-------9h10----7h9p7----5h7p5-------------|
 B--5--8--7--------------------------------7---------|
 G---------------------------------------------7---4-|
 D---------------------------------------------------|
 A---------------------------------------------------|
 E---------------------------------------------------|



(electric sitar outro)
 
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