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Stop Breaking Down  White Stripes

[E]or[B]  [E]  [G#]   [B]  [E]
Open D Tuning (recommended for fragile guitars)
D A D F# A D capo 2nd fret

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Tab Definitions (relative to capo or without):
B: 999999
A: 777777
E: 000000
F#: 222222 (barred without slide)
B*: Harmonic barred on the 9th fret
~: Tremolo
/: Slide to note with bottleneck slide
h: Hammer onto note
b: Bend note (less than a half step)
P.M: Palm muting
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Some chords barred using slide (creating that flat/sharp affect)
Timing tabbed approximately

Repeat 2x
   [B]                 [A]     [B]                 [A]                                        
e|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
B|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
G|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
D|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
A|(9)-----(9)-------7-7-(9)-----(9)-------7-7-
E|-9-------9--------7-7--9-------9--------7-7-


    [A]  [B]  I can't walk the streets now
    [A]  [B]  To convulate my mind
    [A]  [B]  Some pretty mama she starts
    [A]  [B]  Breaking down, stop breaking down!
   [E]                                                                               
e|---------------------0-0-0-3-0-0-
B|---------------------0-0-0-3-0-0-
G|-0-0-0-------4-/-0---0-0-0-3-0-0-
D|-0-0-0--3-0--4-/-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-
A|-0-0-0--3-0--4-/-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-
E|-0-0-0--3-0--4-/-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-

Whoo! Stop breaking down!

   [B]                 [A]     [B]                 [A]                                        
e|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
B|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
G|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
D|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
A|(9)-----(9)-------7-7-(9)-----(9)-------7-7-
E|-9-------9--------7-7--9-------9--------7-7-


The stuff I [F#]got is gonna bust your brains out  [E]
B*
Well, it'll make you lose your mind

Repeat 2x
   [B]                 [A]     [B]                 [A]                                        
e|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
B|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
G|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
D|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
A|(9)-----(9)-------7-7-(9)-----(9)-------7-7-
E|-9-------9--------7-7--9-------9--------7-7-


    [A]  [B]  You saturday night women, you love to
    [B]    Ape and clown
    [A]  [B]  You won't do nothin' but tear a good man's
    [B]    Reputation down -- stop breakin' down!
   [E]                                                                               
e|-0-0-0-3-0-0---------0-0-0-3/4-0-0-
B|-0-0-0-3-0-0---------0-0-0-3/4-0-0-
G|-0-0-0-3-0-0--0-/-9--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
D|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-/-9--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-/-9--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-/-9--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-

Whoo! Stop breaking down!
   [B]                 [A]     [B]                 [A]                                        
e|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
B|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
G|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
D|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
A|(9)-----(9)-------7-7-(9)-----(9)-------7-7-
E|-9-------9--------7-7--9-------9--------7-7-


The stuff I [F#]got is gonna bust your brains out  [E]
Well, it'll make you lose your mind

   [B]                 [A]     [B]                 [A]                                       
e|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9--7-7-
B|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9--7-7-
G|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9--7-7-
D|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9--7-7-
A|(9)-----(9)-------7-7-(9)-----(9)-----------
E|-9-------9--------7-7--9-------9------------

Ahhhh yeah
   [B]              [A]     [B]         [C]     [B]                                  [E]           
e|-7/9-9--7/9-9--7~--/9-9-9-9--10~--7/9-9--9-9-9--9/7-7/9-9/7-7/9-9-/-0-
B|-7/9-9--7/9-9--7~--/9-9-9-9--10~--7/9-9--9-9-9--9/7-7/9-9/7-7/9-9-/-0-
G|-7/9-9--7/9-9--7~--/9-9-9-9--10~--7/9-9--9-9-9--9/7-7/9-9/7-7/9-9-/-0-
D|-7/9-9--7/9-9--7~--/9-9-9-9--10~--7/9-9--9-9-9--9/7-7/9-9/7-7/9-9-/-0-
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------


   [E]                                                                              
e|-0-0-0-3-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-3-0-0-0-0-
B|-0-0-0-0-0-0--5-3-5-3-5-3-0-0-0-0-3-5-0-
G|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2~
D|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0----------------------------
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0----------------------------


B F (P.M.) A (P.M.)
e|-0/9-9--9-9---9/0--0/9-9--9-9--7/9---------------------------------------
B|-0/9-9--9-9---9/0--0/9-9--9-9--7/9---------------------------------------
G|-0/9-9--9-9---9/0--0/9-9--9-9--7/9---------------------------------------
D|-0/9-9--9-9---9/0--0/9-9--9-9--7/9--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-
A|------------------------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-
E|------------------------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-



   [B]                 [A]     [B]                 [A]                                       
e|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
B|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
G|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
D|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
A|(9)-----(9)-------7-7-(9)-----(9)-------7-7-
E|-9-------9--------7-7--9-------9--------7-7-

   [A]  [B]   I gave my baby
   [A]  [B]   The ninety-ninth degree
   [A]  [B]   She jumped up and throwed a pistol[B] down on me
        Stop br[F]eaking down!
   [E]                                                                              
e|-0-0-0-3-0-0--3b--0-0-2-3-0-0-0-0-
B|-0-0-0-3-0-0--3b--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-
G|-0-0-0-3-0-0--3b--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
D|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-------------------
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-------------------

Ye-ah! Stop breaking down!

   [B]                 [A]     [B]                 [A]                                       
e|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
B|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
G|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
D|----9-9-----9--9----------9-9-----9--9------
A|(9)-----(9)-------7-7-(9)-----(9)-------7-7-
E|-9-------9--------7-7--9-------9--------7-7-


The stuff I [F#]got is gonna bust your brains out  [E]
Well, it'll make you lose your mind
                [B]                                                                 
e|-----------------
B|-----------------
G|-----------------
D|--------------9--
A|----0-0-------9--
E|-0------7h5-7-9--				


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