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Primus, American Life Tabs (ver.2)

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American Life Tabs (ver.2)

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AMERICAN LIFE
As recorded by Primus
(From the 2003 Album SAILING THE SEAS OF CHEESE)

        

Words by Les Claypool Music by Primus

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Larry Lalonde'

 Intro
  Moderately Slow Q=92
 4/4
  Gtr I
  Wx4
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|


 1st, 3rd Verses
  $
  Wx6
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|


                                              To Coda
         Eb
 2/4    4/4
            <
  W      E. S +H.          Q     +Q     +Q      Q
|------|---------------|------------------------------|
|------|----8-(8)------|--(8)----(8)----(8)----(8)\---|
|------|----8-(8)------|--(8)----(8)----(8)----(8)\---|
|------|----8-(8)------|--(8)----(8)----(8)----(8)\---|
|------|----6-(6)------|-([6])--([6])--([6])--([6])\--|
|------|---------------|------------------------------|


  Gm
                 <
  E E Q  H       H     +Q.     E     E E Q  H      E E Q  H
|-------------|--------------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|--------------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|--------------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|--------------------|-------------|-------------|
|-4-----------|-10----(10)---(10)\-|-4-----------|-4-----------|
|-3-----------|--------------------|-3-----------|-3-----------|


  \1/
  E   S S E S S E  E   Q     Q.    E  E  S S  E  E
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-----------------11-/14--|-13----13-12------------|
|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0---------|------------------12\-0-|
|------------------8-/11--|-10----10--9----9-------|
|-------------------------|-------------10---------|
|-------------------------|------------------------|


  Q.   S S S  E.   Q     Q.    E  E  S S  E  E
|---------------------|-------------------------||
|----------8s11--/14--|-13----13-12-------------||
|-0----0-0------------|------------------12\-0--||
|----------5s=8--/11--|-10----10--9----9--------||
|---------------------|-------------10----------||
|---------------------|-------------------------||


 2nd Verse
  Gm
  W          +W           +W           W
|----------|------------|------------|------|
|----------|------------|------------|------|
|-0--------|-(0)--------|-(0)--------|------|
|----------|------------|------------|------|
|----------|------------|------------|------|
|----------|------------|------------|------|


                    >
  E E E E +H       +H     H
|----------------|-------------|
|---3---6-(6)----|-(6)---------|
|---3---6-(6)----|-(6)---------|
|----------------|-------------|
|----------------|-------------|
|----------------|-------------|


         Eb
 2/4    4/4
            <
  W      E. S +H.          Q     +Q     +Q     Q
|------|---------------|----------------------------|
|------|----8-(8)------|--(8)----(8)----(8)---(8)\--|
|------|----8-(8)------|--(8)----(8)----(8)---(8)\--|
|------|----8-(8)------|--(8)----(8)----(8)---(8)\--|
|------|----6-(6)------|-([6])--([6])--([6])--(6)\--|
|------|---------------|----------------------------|


  Gm
  E  S  S  E  S  S  +E   Q.      +H      E  S  S  +S   E.
|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------15----15-(15)-------|-----------------------17--|
|------16----18---------18----|-(18)----15-15-15-(15)-----|
|---17------------------------|---------------------------|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------|


       Gm
                                     <
                                                  \1.5
   +E   S  S  E  S  S  +E   Q.      +Q   +Q    Q  E    +E
|--------------------------------|-------------------------||
|-(17)-------15----15-(15)-------|-------------------------||
|---------16----18---------18----|-(18)-(18)------0----(0)-||
|------17------------------------|-------------------------||
|--------------------------------|-------------------------||
|--------------------------------|-------------------------||


 Guitar Solo
   H    +Q.     E      +Q.    E E E Q
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|---------5s6-6-6s==|
|-------------------|---------------6s==|
|-/5----(5)---([5])-|-([5])-------------|
|-/5----(5)---([5])-|-([5])-------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|


  H.      E  E     Q.   E S S Q   E
|---------------|--------------------|
|-3-------------|--------------------|
|-3-------3-(3)-|-(3)s==5-5-5-5--15s=|
|------------3--|-(3)s==5--------15s=|
|---------------|--------------------|
|---------------|--------------------|


   ~~~~~~       ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                  ~~~
   Q   Q   +E   E  S  E.    +Q    +E     E  S  S  Q.
|--------------17--------|-----------------------------|
|--------------------17--|-(17)--(17)\-/17-17----------|
|-17--17--(17)----17-----|--------------------17s15----|
|-17---------------------|-----------------------------|
|------------------------|-----------------------------|
|------------------------|-----------------------------|


         ~~~~~~~~       ~~~~~~~~~
   T  T  E.  +H      E  E    +E   E  E  E  E  E E E
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-15-15s14--(14)----14s15-|-(15)-15-15s17-18-17s0---|
|----15s14--(14)----------|------15-----------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|


   |------6-------|  |---------6---------|  |------6-------|  |------6-------|
   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S       S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-15----15----15----15---------15----15----15----15----15----15----15----15----|
|----18----18----18----18pb19=====18----18----18----18----18----18----18----18-|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


   |------6-------|  |------6-------|  |------6-------|  |-------6-------|
   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S   S  S
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-15----15----15----15----15----15----18----18----19----19----18-----18p15--|
|----18----18----18----18----18----18----18----18----18----18----18r--------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


   ~~~~~~~~        ~~             ~~~
   Q   +E.  S S S  Q   S  S    S  E.  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  E  E
|---------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|---------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|-18--(18)-15-x-x--------15-|-17-----------------------------------|
|----------15-x-x-15--17----|--------------15----------------------|
|---------------------------|----15--16-17----17-16p15-16p15----15-|
|---------------------------|--------------------------------18----|


                                                                        <
      ~~~                         ~~~~~~~~~~~
   E  Q.    E  S  S  E      E    +H      +Q.    +E     S S S S Q  Q  E  E
|-----------------------------|----------------------|---------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------|---------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------|---7-----------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------|-x---x-x-------------|
|-16p15----17-15p13-----------|----------------------|-x---x-x---------10--|
|-------------------15b18==15r|=(15)----(15)---(15)\-|-x---x-x-------------|


                                          D.S. al Coda
   +H      +Q.    +E     E E Q  H      Wx3          W
|----------------------|-------------|------------|-------||
|----------------------|-x-----------|------------|-------||
|----------------------|-x-----------|------------|-------||
|----------------------|-x-----------|------------|-------||
|-(10)----(10)---(10)\-|-------------|------------|-------||
|----------------------|-------------|------------|-------||


  &
  Gm
  E  S  S  E  S  S  +E   Q.      +H      E  S  S  +S   S  E
|-----------------------------|---------------18-(18)-------|
|---------15----15-(15)-------|------------17---------17----|
|------18----18---------18----|-(18)----15---------------15-|
|---17------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|


   E  S  S  E  S  S  E  Q.      +H      E  S  S  +S   S  E
|----------------------------|---------------18-(18)-------|
|----------15----15-15-------|------------17---------17----|
|-15----18----18-------18----|-(18)----15---------------15-|
|----17----------------------|-----------------------------|
|----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|----------------------------|-----------------------------|


   +E   S  S  E  S  S  +E   Q.      +H      E  S  S  +S   S  E
|--------------------------------|---------------18-(18)-------|
|------------15----15-(15)-------|------------17---------17----|
|-(15)----18----18---------18----|-(18)----15---------------15-|
|------17------------------------|-----------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|


   E  S  S  E  S  S  +E   Q.      +H     E E E E
|------------------------------|-----------------||
|----------15----15-(15)-------|-----------------||
|-15----18----18---------18----|-(18)------------||
|----17------------------------|-----------------||
|------------------------------|-------------1-3-||
|------------------------------|-----------3-----||


 Outro Solo
  Gm
  E E E E +E  E E E   H    +E  E E E   E E E E +E  E E E
|-------------------|----------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|----------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|----------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|----------------|-------------------|
|-4-5-4-3-(3)-1-----|------------1-3-|-4-5-4-3-(3)-1-----|
|---------------3-1-|-3----(3)-3-----|---------------3-1-|


   H    +E    E E  E    E  E  E  E  E E  E E    H     +E   E E  E
|--------------------|-----------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|-----------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|-----------------------|--------------------|
|-/5----(5)-----8-10-|-11-12-11-10-10-8------|---------------8-10-|
|-----------/10------|------------------10-8-|-10----(10)-10------|
|--------------------|-----------------------|--------------------|


   E  E  E  E  +E  E  E E     Q   Q   E  E  E  E    E  E  E  E  +E   E  E  E
|-------------------------|----------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------|----15---------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------15-17-|-18----18-17-(17)-15-------|
|-11-12-11-10-(10)-8------|-/17--17--17-17-------|---------------------17-15-|
|--------------------10-8-|----------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------|---------------------------|


   ~~~~~~~~~~                                            ~~~~~~~~      ~~
   H     +E   E  E  E    E  E  E  E  +E   E  E  E     E  E  E  E  +E   E  Q
|---------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------|----15---------------------|-/20-20-20-20-(20)-20-20\--|
|---------------15-17-|-18----18-17-(17)-15-------|---------------------------|
|-17----(17)-17-------|---------------------17-15-|---------------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|


  Eb5              D5    Eb5      F5   G5
  E S S E S S +Q   E E   Q  E S S +Q   E E
|-5-5-5-5--------------|-5--5--------------|
|-8-8-8-8-8----------8-|------8-8-(8)----8-|
|-8-8-8-8---8-(8)--8---|------8-8-(8)--8---|
|----------------------|-------------------|
|----------------------|-------------------|
|----------------------|-------------------|


  Eb5                         D5        Eb5           F5
  S S S S +S  S S S +S  S S S +S  S E   E E E S S +S  S S S +S  S E
|-5-----5-(5)-----5-(5)-----5-(5)-----|-5-5-5-5-5-(5)-----5-(5)-----|
|-----8---------8---------8---------8-|-8-8-8-8-8-(8)---8-------8---|
|---8---------8---------8---------8---|-8-8-8-8-8-(8)-8-----------8-|
|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|


 Double Time!
  Eb5                        D5         Eb5               F5       G5
   E  S  S  E  S  S  E  S  S  E  S  S    E  S  S  E  S  S  E  S  S  E  S  S
|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|
|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-|
|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|


  Eb5                             D5
   E  S  S  +S   S  S  S  E  S  S  +S   S  S  S
|-11-11-11-(11)-11-11-11-11-11-11-(11)-11-11-11-|
|--8--8--8--(8)--8--8--8--8--8--8--(8)--8--8--8-|
|--8--8--8--(8)--8--8--8--8--8--8--(8)--8--8--8-|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|


  Eb5                    F5       G5
   E  S  S  +S   S  S  S  E  S  S  +S   S  S  S
|-11-11-11-(11)-11-11-11-11-11-11-(11)-11-11-11--|
|--8--8--8--(8)--8--8--8--8--8--8--(8)--8--8--8--|
|--8--8--8--(8)--8--8--8--8--8--8--(8)--8--8--8--|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|


  Eb5           D5    Eb5               D5
   E S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|-11---17-------17----------17----------17----|
|--8---------16----16----16----16----16----16-|
|--8------14----------14----------16----------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|


  Eb5                     F5          G5
   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|-------17----------17----------17----------17-----|
|----16----16----16----16----16----16----16----16--|
|-14----------14----------14----------14-----------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|


  Eb5               D5    Eb5            D5
   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|-------17----------17----------17----------17----|
|----16----16----16----16----16----16----16----16-|
|-14----------14----------14----------14----------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|


  Eb5                     F5          G5
   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|-------17----------17----------17----------17----|
|----16----16----16----16----16----16----16----16-|
|-14----------14----------14----------14----------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|


  Eb5               D5    Eb5         D5       Eb5  F5  G5
                                               TP    TP   TP
   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  e S S   H     Q    Q
|-17----------16-------17-------17----16-9-9-|-9S===17--/20--|
|-------16-------16-------16-------16----8-8-|-8S===16--/19--|
|----14----14-------14-------14--------------|---------------|
|--------------------------------------------|---------------|
|--------------------------------------------|---------------|
|--------------------------------------------|---------------|


  Eb5        DEb5          D5
   S  S  Q.     E  S  S  S  S  S  S
|-17-17-----------17-12-------------|
|-------16----/16-------16-16-16-13-|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|


  Eb5                        F5         G5
   a  S  E  S  S  T  T  S  S  S  S S  S  S  S  S  S
|-------------------------------12---10-------------|
|----------------------------11------------------13-|
|-11h12----14p11-16p13-15-10------------12-11-12----|
|-------13------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|


  Eb5               D5 Eb5         D5      Eb5         F5  G5
   S  S  S  S  S  S  E E.  S  S  S  S  S    E  S  S Q  H
|-15-------------------------------------|------------------*|
|----13----11----------------------------|-16-16------------*|
|-------11----11----12----16----14-------|-------14---------*|
|----------------10----------15----15-13-|------------------*|
|----------------------------------------|------------------*|
|----------------------------------------|------------------*|



Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths
            
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