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The Meaning of Life  The Offspring

 
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THE MEANING OF LIFE - The Offspring
 
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Tabbed by: ygokazuki
Email: ygokazuki@gmail.com
Tuning: Standard (EADGBe)
Performance Notes: This is tabbed out for one guitar;
both Dexter and Noodles play the exact same thing live.
!Intro!
 
 e|-------------------------------------------------|
 B|-------------------------------------------------|
 G|-7--10-7-5-10--10-7-10-12--12/13-12--10-7:--10-5-|
 D|-7--10-7-5-10--10-7-10-12--12/13-12--10-7:--10-5-|
 A|-5---8-5-3--8---8-5--8-10--10/11-10---8-5:---8-3-|
 E|-------------------------------------------------|
 e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G|-7-7-7-7--10-7-5--10-10-10-10--10-7-10--12-12-12-12-12/13-12-10-10:--9-9:-|
 D|-7-7-7-7--10-7-5--10-10-10-10--10-7-10--12-12-12-12-12/13-12--x--x:--x-x:-|
 A|-5-5-5-5---8-5-3---8--8--8--8---8-5--8--10-10-10-10-10/13-10--8--8:--7-7:-|
 E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 e|------------------------------------------|
 B|------------------------------------------|
 G|-10---------------------------------------|
 D|-10-10-12:--10-12:--10-12:--10-12:--10-12-|
 A|--8-10-12:--10-12:--10-12:--10-12:--10-12-|
 E|-----8-10:---8-10:---8-10:---8-10:---8-10-|

!Verse!
 
 e|----|------------------|
 B|----|------------------|
 G|----|-b--------s-------|
 D|-12-|---a--------o-----|
 A|-12-|-----s--------l---|
 E|-10-|-------s--------o-|

[D5] [E5]  
 
 e|-----------------------------------------------------|
 B|-----------------------------------------------------|
 G|-7---------7---------7-----7---------7---------9-----|
 D|-7---------7---------7-----7---------7---------9-----|
 A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-|
 E|-----------------------------------------------------|

pm X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
[F5]  
 
 e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
 B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
 G|-10---------10---------10-----10---------10---------10-----|
 D|-10---------10---------10-----10---------10---------10-----|
 A|--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-|
 E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

pm X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
[C5]  
 
 e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
 B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
 G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
 D|-10---------10---------10-----10---------10---------10-----|
 A|-10---------10---------10-----10---------10---------10-----|
 E|--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-|

pm X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
[Bb5] [A5] [F5]  
 
 e|-----------------------------------------|
 B|-----------------------------------------|
 G|-----------------------------------------|
 D|-8---------8---------8------7-7-7-7:--10-|
 A|-8---------8---------8------7-7-7-7:--10-|
 E|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--5-5-5-5:---8-|

!Chorus!
Pt.1
[D5] [Bb5] [C5] [F5] [C5]  
 
 e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G|-7-7-7:-7-7-7------------------------------------10-10:-10-10:----|
 D|-7-7-7:-7-7-7--8-8-8:-8-8-8--10-10-10:-10-10-10--10-10:-10-10:-10-|
 A|-5-5-5:-5-5-5--8-8-8:-8-8-8--10-10-10:-10-10-10---8--8:--8--8:-10-|
 E|---------------6-6-6:-6-6-6---8--8--8:--8--8--8-----------------8-|

Pt. 2
[D5] [Bb5] [C5] [A5] [C5]  
 
 e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 G|-7-7-7:-7-7-7-------------------------------------------------|
 D|-7-7-7:-7-7-7--8-8-8:-8-8-8--10-10-10:-10-10-10--7-7:-7-7:-10-|
 A|-5-5-5:-5-5-5--8-8-8:-8-8-8--10-10-10:-10-10-10--7-5:-7-7:-10-|
 E|---------------6-6-6:-6-6-6---8--8--8:--8--8--8--5-5:-5-5:--8-|

Repeat Pt. 2
Pt. 3
 
 e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G|---------------------------------------------------------10----10----10-9-|
 D|-8:-8:-8-8-8-8:-8:-8-8-8--10:-10:-10-10-10-10:-10:-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-9-|
 A|-8:-8:-8-8-8-8:-8:-8-8-8--10:-10:-10-10-10-10:-10:-10-10--8-10--8-10--8-7-|
 E|-6:-6:-6-6-6-6:-6:-6-6-6---8---8:--8--8--8--8:--8---8--8-----8-----8------|

Repeat !Intro!
Repeat !Verse!
Solo
Note: There are a few ways to play the
first part of the solo, here are the two easiest:
Pt. 1 V. 1 (x3)
 
 e|--------------------------------------------|
 B|--------------------------------------------|
 G|----------10:-10-10--12-12-12-12------------|
 D|-7-7-7-7---8:--8--8--10-10-10-10--10:-10-10-|
 A|-5-5-5-5---------------------------8:--8--8-|
 E|--------------------------------------------|

pm X X X XX XX XX
Pt. 1 V 2 (x3)
 
 e|--------------------------------------------|
 B|--------------------------------------------|
 G|-7-7-7-7--15:-15-15--17-17-17-17--10:-10-10-|
 D|-7-7-7-7--15:-15-15--17-17-17-17--10:-10-10-|
 A|-5-5-5-5--13:-13-13--15-15-15-15---8:--8--8-|
 E|--------------------------------------------|

pm X X X XX XX XX
Pt. 2
 
 e|----------------|
 B|----------------|
 G|----5---5---5---|
 D|-8:-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
 A|-8:-3-5-3-5-3-5-|
 E|-6:---3---3---3-|

Repeat !Chorus!
Repeat !Intro!
There you go, hope I was of some help.
| / slide up
| \ slide down
| h hammer-on
| p pull-off
| ~ vibrato
| + harmonic
| x Mute note
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