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Wild Wild Life  Talking Heads

Wild Wild Life by Talking Heads
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I grabbed John's (phys174@csc.canterbury.ac.nz) post from Nevada, listened to
the disc, made corrections, and here is the result. This is how a bud of mine
and I play it (two guitars). I included a rhythm and lead for each part,
and the lyrics at the bottom (they may have errors). There really isn't a
rhythm guitar on the album, so the rhythm part is sort of a combination of the
bass and drums. There is timing below the tab (1 + 2 + etc), I hope it helps.
If there are brackets around tab: [-2-3-], it means to repeat what's in the
brackets. I hope somebody else likes this tune; thanks again to John for his
original post.
pete@pr.erau.edu
Figure A (Intro and First Verse)
Rhythm Lead
[E] [E]  
 
 e -----0-----0---0- -----0-----0---0- e ----------------- -----------------
 b -----5-----5---5- -----5-----5---5- b ----------------- -----------4-----
 g -----4-----4---4- -----4-----4---4- g ----------------- -------2/4---4\2-
 d ----------------- ----------------- d -2--------------- -----------------
 a ----------------- ----------------- a ----------------- -----------------
 e -0-----0-----0--- -0-----0-----0--- e ----------------- ----------------- 

[1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] 
Figure B (Bridge)
Rhythm Lead
[C] [F] [G] [C] [F] [G]  
 
 e -0---0-0-0---0-0- -1---1-1-3---3-3- e ----------------- -----------------
 b -1---1-1-1---1-1- -1---1-1-3---3-3- b -5-----5--------- -----------------
 g -0---0-0-0---0-0- -2---2-2-4---4-4- g -5---------5----- -2-------4-------
 d -2---2-2-2---2-2- -3---3-3-5---5-5- d -5-----------5--- -3-------5-------
 a -3---3-3-3---3-3- -3---3-3-5---5-5- a -3---3----------- -3-------5-------
 e ----------------- -1---1-1-3---3-3- e ----------------- -1-------3------- 

[1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] 
Figure C (Chorus)
Rhythm
[A] [E] [D]  
 
 e -0---0-0-0---0-0- -0---0-0-0---0-0- -0---0-0-0---0-0- -----------------
 b -2---2-2-2---2-2- -2---2-2-2---2-2- -0---0-0-0---0-0- -9-------7-------
 g -2---2-2-2---2-2- -2---2-2-2---2-2- -1---1-1-1---1-1- -9---x-x-7---x-x-
 d -2---2-2-2---2-2- -2---2-2-2---2-2- -2---2-2-2---2-2- -9---x-x-7---x-x-
 a -0---0-0-0---0-0- -0---0-0-0---0-0- -2---2-2-2---2-2- -7---x-x-5---x-x-
 e ----------------- ----------------- -0---0-0-0---0-0- ----------------- 

[1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] 
Lead
[A] [E] [D]  
 
 e ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- -----------------
 b -------2--------- -------2--------- -------9--------- -------7---------
 g -----2-----2----- -----2-----2----- -----9-----9----- -----7-----7-----
 d ---2---------2--- ---2---------2--- ---9---------9--- ---7---------7---
 a -0--------------- -0--------------- -7--------------- -5---------------
 e ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- 

[1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] 
Figure D (Intro to second verse and Second verse itself)
Rhythm Lead
[E] [E]  
 
 e -0-0---0-0-0---0- -0-0---0-0-0---0- e ----------------- -----------------
 b -0-0---0-0-0---0- -0-0---0-0-0---0- b ---5-5-4-4------- -----------------
 g -1-1---1-1-1---1- -1-1---1-1-1---1- g -----------2-2-4- -4---------------
 d -2-2-x-2-2-2-x-2- -2-2-x-2-2-2-x-2- d ----------------- ---2-2-4-4-------
 a -2-2-x-2-2-2-x-2- -2-2-x-2-2-2-x-2- a ----------------- -----------0-0-2-
 e -0-0-x-0-0-0-x-0- -0-0-x-0-0-0-x-0- e ----------------- ----------------- 

[1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] 
Figure E (Pre solo)
Rhythm
[F#] [G]  
 
 e[--------------------------------- ---------------------------------
 b[--------------------------------- ---------------------------------
 g[--------------------------------- ---------------------------------
 d[-4---4-4-4---4-4-4---4-4-4---4-4- -5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-
 a[-4---4-4-4---4-4-4---4-4-4---4-4- -5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-
 e[-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2- -3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3- 

1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
1st time
[C] [D] [C]  
 
 e --------------------------------- ---------------------------------
 b --------------------------------- -3---3-3-3---3-3-----------------
 g -0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0- -2---2-2-2---2-2-0---0-0-0---0-0-
 d -2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2- -0---0-0-0---0-0-2---2-2-2---2-2-
 a -3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3- -----------------3---3-3-3---3-3-
 e --------------------------------- --------------------------------- 

1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
2nd time
[F] [G]  
 
 e ---------------------------------]
 b ---------------------------------]
 g ---------------------------------]
 d -3---3-3-3---3-3-5---5-5-5---5-5-]
 a -3---3-3-3---3-3-5---5-5-5---5-5-]
 e -1---1-1-1---1-1-3---3-3-3---3-3-]

1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
Lead 1st time
[F#] [G] [C] [D] [C]  
 
 e[-2--------------- -3--------------- -0--------------- -5-------3-------
 b[-2--------------- -3--------------- -1--------------- ---7-------5-----
 g[-3--------------- -4--------------- -0--------------- -----7-------5---
 d[-4--------------- -5--------------- -2--------------- -----------------
 a[-4--------------- -5--------------- -3--------------- -----------------
 e[-2--------------- -3--------------- ----------------- ----------------- 

[1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] 
2nd time
[D] [G]  
 
 e -----------------]
 b -----------------]
 g -10--10--12--12--]
 d -10--10--12--12--]
 a -----------------]
 e -----------------]

[1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+]  
Solo (rhythm plays Figure D)
 
 e[-------------------------] [-----------------------------]
 b[-------------------------] [-----------------------------]
 g[-------12-14-------12-14- -------12-14-b16----14p12----]
 d[-12-14-------12-14-------] [-12-14--------------------14-]
 a[-------------------------] [-----------------------------]
 e[-------------------------] [-----------------------------]

[1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] --t--[+]
 
 e -------12-15-------12-15- -------12-15-b17----15p12----
 b -12-15-------12-15------- -12-15--------------------15-
 g ------------------------- -----------------------------
 d ------------------------- -----------------------------
 a ------------------------- -----------------------------
 e ------------------------- ----------------------------- 

[1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] --t--[+]
 
 e -------12-15-------12-12- -15-12-------------------
 b -12-15-------12-15------- -------15-12-------------
 g ------------------------- -------------14-12-------
 d ------------------------- -------------------14-12-
 a ------------------------- -------------------------
 e ------------------------- ------------------------- 

[1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] 
Intro - FIGURE A 4 TIMES
Verse - FIGURE A 4 TIMES
"I'm wearin' my fur pajamas
I ride a hot potatoe"
Bridge - FIGURE B 2 TIMES
"It's ticklin' her fancy
speak up I can't hear you"
Chorus - FIGURE C 4 TIMES
"Here on this mountain top woah-oh (I got some wild wild life)
I got some news to tell you woah-oh (about some wild wild life)
Here come the doctor in charge woah-oh (she's got some wild wild life)
Ain't that the way you like it woah-oh (livin' wild wild life)"
Intro - FIGURE D 2 TIMES
Verse - FIGURE D 4 TIMES
"I wrestle with your conscious
you wrestle with your partner"
Bridge - FIGURE B 2 TIMES
"sittin' on a windowsill
but he spends his time behind closed doors"
Chorus - FIGURE C 4 TIMES
"Check out mister business man woah-oh (he bought some wild wild life)
on the way to the stockage stage woah-oh (he got some wild wild life)
wakin' up when he opens the door woah-oh (and doin' wild wild life)
I know that's the way you like woah-oh (livin' wild wild life)"
Break - FIGURE E
"He's a man it's a piece of cake
Thought control you get 'em both anytime you like"
Solo - RHYTHM PLAYS FIGURE D 4 TIMES, LEAD PLAYS SOLO
Bridge - FIGURE B 2 TIMES
"Like sittin' on pins and needles
Things fall apart it's scientific"
Chorus - FIGURE C 8 TIMES
"sleepin' on the interstate woah-oh (gettin' wild wild life)
checkin' in checkin' out woah-oh (I got 'em wild wild life)
spending all of my money and time woah-oh (on too much wild wild life)
we wanna go and we know where we go woah-oh (ah doin' wild wild life)
I know it, that's how we start it woah-oh (find some wild wild life)
take a picture here in (Madayla)? woah-oh (I got 'em wild wild life)
you want some talk, you want some ? woah-oh (wild wild life)
And I know that's the way you like it woah-oh
(livin' wild wild wild wild whaoo)"

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