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Walk Of Life guitar tab

From: "R. van Hemmen" 
Subject: d/dire_straits/walk_of_life.tab
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 21:41:43 +0200

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Song: Walk Of Life
Author: Dire Straits
Album: Brothers In Arms

Transcribed by Roelof van Hemmen from score notation by David Wilschut


This is Mark Knopfler's part of the song. Not much soloing, it's quite
simple with repeating patterns but it's played really fast.
He plays a red Schecter telecaster for this one with some reverb.

I tried to give some timing too. Most notes are 1/16's and I give 'm "--".
So 1 count is 4/16 and "--------" and 4 counts is 1 measure or 16/16:
|--------------------------------|
Of course don't forget to listen to the song itself to get the right
feeling.
Second guitar's E-A-B chords are indicated above the tabbing.

I've recognized three parts:
[PART 1] => Intro, chorus
[PART 2] => Verse
[PART 3] => Pre-chorus

Sequence: 1,1, 2,3,1, 2,3,1, 2,3,1 1 to fade


[PART 1]
   E                             A
e |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D |--------------------------------|----4-4-2-2-4-2-----4-4-2-2-4-2-|
A |----4-4-2-2-4-2-----4-4-2-2-4-2-|0---------------0---------------|
E |0---------------0---------------|--------------------------------|

   B                                A
e |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G |----------4-----4---------------|--------------------------------|
D |4-4-4-4---4-----4---------------|2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2-----------------|
A |2-2-2-2---2-----2---------------|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-0-0---------|
E |------------------------4-------|------------------------4-4-2-2-|


[PART 2]
   E
e |--------------------------------| 4x
B |--------------------------------|
G |--------------------------------|
D |--------------------------------|
A |----4-4-2-2-4-2-----4-4-2-2-4-2-|
E |0---------------0---------------|

   A                             E
e |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D |----4-4-2-2-4-2-----4-4-2-2-4-2-|--------------------------------|
A |0---------------0---------------|----4-4-2-2-4-2-----4-4-2-2-4-2-|
E |--------------------------------|0---------------0---------------|

   A                                E               (1st time only)
e |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B |--------------------------------|------------------15------------|
G |--------------------------------|----------------16--16----------|
D |----4-4-2-2-4-2-----4-4-2-2-4-2-|2-------------------------------|
A |0---------------0---------------|--------------------------------|
E |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


[PART 3]
   E               B                E      A
e |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G |--------------------4-4-----4-4-|--------------------------------|
D |----------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|----------------2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2-|
A |2-2-4-2-----0-1-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|2-2-4-2-2-2-4---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E |0-0-0-0-4-4---------------------|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------|

   E       E7      B                A               B
e |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D |----------------4-4-4-4---------|--------------------------------|
A |2-2-4-2-5-5-4-2-2-2-2-2---------|0---------------2-2-0-0---------|
E |0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------4-------|--------2---------------4-4-2-2-|


Not too difficult, isn't it?



By the way, get hold of this concert recording:
* Nelson Mandela 70th birthday tribute, Wembley Stadium London 11.06.80 *
MARVELLOUS concert, with Eric Clapton on second guitar. This really kicks
ass!!
Broadcasted on tv so video's are available too.

Check out EC's soloing if you find the above too easy ;-)
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