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Private Life  The Pretenders

Song: Private life
Tabbed by: DJ
15th July 2013
From their 1979 debut album 'Pretenders', also covered by Grace Jones
Tuning: Standard
(Guitar 1 - Reggae rhythm through delay pedal on a 'slap-back' setting)
/ [Em7]/_/ / /_/ / /[F#m7]_/ / /_/ / [Em7]/_/ / /_/ / /_/ / /_/
 
 e|----7-7----7-7------9--9----9--9--|----7-7----7-7------7-7----7-7--|
 B|----8-8----8-8-----10-10---10-10--|----8-8----8-8------8-8----8-8--|
 G|----7-7----7-7------9--9----9--9--|----7-7----7-7------7-7----7-7--|
 D|----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 A|----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 E|----------------------------------|--------------------------------|

(Guitar 2 - Lead riff through chorus pedal)
[Em7] /_/ /_/ / / [F#m7]/_/ /_/ / / [Em7]/_/ /_/ / /_/ / /_/ / /_/
 
 e|--------0----------------0---------|--------0------------------------|
 B|--------3----------------5---------|--------3------------------------|
 G|------0----------------2-----------|------0--------------------------|
 D|---2----------------4--------------|---2-----------------------------|
 A|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------|

*************************************************************************
| [Em7] / / [F#m7] / / | [Em7]/ / / / | [Em7] / / [F#m7] / / | [Em7] / / / / |
[Em7] Your p[F#m7]rivate life drama, baby, l[Em7]eave me out,
[Em7] Your p[F#m7]rivate life drama, baby, l[Em7]eave me out,
[Em7] Your p[F#m7]rivate life drama, baby, l[Em7]eave me out,
[Em7] Your p[F#m7]rivate life drama, baby, l[Em7]eave me!
[Em7] J'ai les g[F#m7]landes with your theatrics, your ac[Em7]ting's a drag,
[Em7] It's [F#m7]okay on T.V., 'cause you can turn it off, [Em7] but don't try me,
[Em7] Yes, your ma[F#m7]rriage is a tragedy, but it's not [Em7]my concern,
[Em7] I am [F#m7]very superficial, I hate an[Em7]ything official!
[Em7] Your pr[F#m7]ivate life drama, baby, l[Em7]eave me out,
(You've been lying to someone about me! ...Stop!)
[Em7] Your pr[F#m7]ivate life drama, baby, l[Em7]eave me out,
(You've been lying to someone about me! ...Stop!)
[Em7] Your pr[F#m7]ivate life drama, baby, l[Em7]eave me out,
(You've been lying to someone about me! ...Stop!)
[Em7] Your pr[F#m7]ivate life drama, baby, l[Em7]eave me out!
(You've been lying to someone about me!)
| [Em7] / / [F#m7] / / | [Em7]/ / / / | [Em7] / / [F#m7] / / | [Em7] / / / / |
[Em7] No, sent[F#m7]imental gestures only [Em7]bore me to death,
[Em7] You've [F#m7]made a desperate appeal, now s[Em7]ave your breath,
[Em7] At - ta[F#m7]chment to obligation through g[Em7]uilt & regret, shit, that's so wet,
[Em7] And your [F#m7]sex life complications are not [Em7]my fascinations!
[Em7] Your pr[F#m7]ivate life drama, baby, l[Em7]eave me out,
(You've been lying to someone about me! ...Stop!)
[Em7] Your pr[F#m7]ivate life drama, baby, l[Em7]eave me out,
(You've been lying to someone about me! ...Stop!)
[Em7] Your pr[F#m7]ivate life drama, baby, l[Em7]eave me out,
(You've been lying to someone about me! ...Stop!)
[Em7] Your pr[F#m7]ivate life drama, baby, l[Em7]eave me out!
(You've been lying to someone about me!)
[C] [G] [D]  
 
 Oh-----, oh - oh, oh!

(Palm mute riff)
[Em7] [F#m7]  
 
 e|----------------------------------------------------------|
 B|------8------8------8------8------8------8------8------8--|
 G|-7-h9---7-h9---7-h8---7-h9---7-h9---7-h9---7-h8---7-h9----|
 D|----------------------------------------------------------|
 A|----------------------------------------------------------|
 E|----------------------------------------------------------|

[Em7]  
 
 e|----------------------------------------------------------|
 B|------8------8------8------8------8------8------8------8--|
 G|-7-h9---7-h9---7-h8---7-h9---7-h9---7-h9---7-h8---7-h9----|
 D|----------------------------------------------------------|
 A|----------------------------------------------------------|
 E|----------------------------------------------------------|

[Em7] [F#m7]  
 
 e|----------------------------------------------------------|
 B|------8------8------8------8------8------8------8------8--|
 G|-7-h9---7-h9---7-h8---7-h9---7-h9---7-h9---7-h8---7-h9----|
 D|----------------------------------------------------------|
 A|----------------------------------------------------------|
 E|----------------------------------------------------------|

[Em7]  
 
 e|-----------------------------------------------------7\---|
 B|------8------8------8------8------8------8------8----8\---|
 G|-7-h9---7-h9---7-h8---7-h9---7-h9---7-h9---7-h8------7\---|
 D|----------------------------------------------------------|
 A|----------------------------------------------------------|
 E|----------------------------------------------------------|

[Em7] You [F#m7]asked me for advice, I said, "[Em7]Use the door!",
[Em7] But y[F#m7]ou're still clinging to some - [Em7]body you deplore,
[Em7] And [F#m7]now you want to use me for emotional b[Em7]lackmail,
[Em7] I just feel [F#m7]pity when you lie, con - t[Em7]empt when you cry!
[Em7] Your pr[F#m7]ivate life drama, baby, l[Em7]eave me out,
(You've been lying to someone about me! ...Stop!)
[Em7] Your pr[F#m7]ivate life drama, baby, l[Em7]eave me out,
(You've been lying to someone about me! ...Stop!)
[Em7] Your pr[F#m7]ivate life, private [Em7]life-----, leave me out,
(You've been lying to someone about me! ...Stop!)
[Em7] Your pr[F#m7]ivate life drama, baby, l[Em7]eave me out!
(You've been lying to someone about me!)
[C] [G] [D]  
 
 Oh-----, oh - oh, oh!

Em7 F#m7 Em7 Em7 F#m7 Em7 (Repeat for
||: / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / :|| guitar solo)
[C] [G] [D]  
 
 Oh-----, oh - oh, oh!

[Em7] Your pr[F#m7]ivate life drama, baby, l[Em7]eave me out,
(You've been lying to someone about me! ...Stop!)
[Em7] Your pr[F#m7]ivate life drama, baby, l[Em7]eave me out,
(You've been lying to someone about me! ...Stop!)
[Em7] [F#m7] [Em7]  
 
 Your private life, private life-----, leave me out------,

(You've been lying to someone about me! ...Stop!)
[Em7] Your pr[F#m7]ivate life drama, baby, l[Em7]eave me out!
(You've been lying to someone about me!)
[C] [G] [D] [Em]  
 
 Oh-----, oh - oh, oh!

[C] [G] [D] [Em] [F#m7] [Em]  
 
 Oh-----, oh - oh, oh! Hoh, you're mean!

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Em7 = xxx 7 8 7 or xx2030
F#m7 = xxx 9 10 9 or xx4250
C = x32010
G = 320055
D = xx0232
Em = 022000

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