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Looking For A Place To Happen Tabs (ver.1)

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"Looking For A Place To Happen"

Guitar 1 is on the right channel, Guitar 2 is on the left (mostly)

Intro: (Guitar 1)

 | 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &|
 |=====|=================|=================|=================|================|
e|-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
B|-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
G|-----|-----------------|---------------0-|-----------------|----------------|
D|-----|-----------------|---------------0-|-----------0-----|----------------|
A|-7\--|-5h6-7\--2-5-2-5-|-7\--2-5-2-5-7-5-|-----7-----5-----|-7-----5-5-6-7--|
E|-----|-0---0---0-0-0-0-|-0---0-0-0-0-0---|-----3-----3-----|-3-----0-0-0-0--|
                 pm-----   pm-----------         .     .       .

 | Both Guitars                                        |Gtr 1 plays Fill 1
 | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & |
 |=================|=================|=================|=================|
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|---------------5-|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|---------------5-|-----------0-----|-----------------|
A|-5h6-7\--2-5-2-5-|-7\----5---6-7-0-|-----7---5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-5---6-7-5-|
E|-0---0---0-0-0-0-|-0-----0---0-0---|-----3---3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-0---0-0-0-|
           pm-----   pm-----------             pm. pm-   . pm-

 | Fill 1
 | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & |
 |=================|
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|-----0-----------|
A|-7-7-5-------5---|
E|-3-3-3---5-4-----|
       .   nh---

 Rhythm Figure 1:
 | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | (repeat)
 |=================|=================|
e|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|
A|--h6-7\--2-5-2-5-|-7\----5---6-7-5-| (the last power chord is tied)
E|-----0---0-0-0-0-|-0-----0---0-0-0-| (to the hammer-on)
           pm-----   pm-----------   
     I've got a job    I explore...


Guitar 2 plays Rhythm Figure 1 for each verse.
Guitar 1 plays Figure 2 

 | Figure 2
 | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & |
 |=================|=================|=================|=================|
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------0-|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------5-|
A|-7---------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------5-|
E|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
   let ring------------------------------------------------------------
     I've got a job    I explore...

 | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & |
 |=================|=================|=================|=================|
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|---------4p2p0---|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-5---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-5---------------|-----------------|-5h6-7\--2-5-2-5-|-7\--5-5-5-6-7-7-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-0---0---0-0-0-0-|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|
   let ring------------------          pm-     pm---------------       pm
     And I want my life ...

 | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & |
 |=================|=================|=================|=================|
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------0-|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------0-|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----12----12---0-|
A|-7---------------|---------------12|-----------------|-------7---------|
E|-0---------------|-5-----3---5-----|-----------------|-----------------|
   let ring--------  nh--------------                       nh------
     To find a place ...

 | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & |
 |=================|=================|=================|=================|
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|(0)--------------|---------4p2p0---|-----------------|-----------------|
G|(0)--------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|(0)--------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-5h6-7\--2-5-2-5-|-7\------7---5---|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-0---0---0-0-0-0-|-0-------0-------|
   let ring------------------          pm-     pm----------
     When it's (unintelligible) ...

Chorus:
The chorus is a Cmaj chord at the third fret (3 3 5 5 5 X) with some picking
on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th strings (low to high), after which parts of the intro
repeat.  There might be a Gmaj in between the Cmaj and the Emaj-based part.
The bass is definitely going to a Gmaj, but it's hard to tell what the guitar
is doing (i.e. it doesn't matter :-})
The next verses are basically the same, with the first guitar playing different
fills and harmonics.

Someone else can figure out the bridge before the solo and the solo itself;
my fingers are tired.
            
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