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Walk Of Life  Dire Straits

Song: Walk Of Life
Author: Dire Straits
Album: Brothers In Arms
Type: Guitar tab
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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Walk Of Life - Dire Straits (Guitar chords)
[E] [A] [B] [A] [B] 
[E]Here comes Johnny singing oldies, goldies Be-Bop-A-Lula, Baby What I Say
Here comes Johnny singing I Gotta Woman
Down in the tunnels, trying to make it pay
[A]He got the action, He got the motion [E]Yeah the boy can play
[A]Dedication, devotion [E]Turning all the night time into the day
[E]He do the song about the sweet lovin' [B]woman
He do the [E]song about the knife[A]
He do the [E7]walk,[B] he do the walk of [A]life. Yeah[B], he do the walk of [E]life[A] [B] [A] [B]
[E]Here comes Johnny and he'll tell you the story
Hand me down my walkin' shoes
Here come Johnny with the power and the glory
Backbeat the talkin' blues
[A]He got the action, He got the motion
[E]Yeah the boy can play
[A]Dedication, devotion
[E]Turning all the night time into the day
[E]He do the song about the sweet lovin' [B]woman
He do the [E]song about the knife
He do the [E7]walk[B], he do the walk of [A]life. [B]Yeah, he do the walk of [E]lif[A]e[B] [A] [B]
[E]Here comes Johnny singing oldies, goldies Be-Bop-A-Lula, Baby What I Say
Here comes Johnny singing I Gotta Woman
Down in the tunnels, trying to make it pay
[A]He got the action, He got the motion
[E]Yeah the boy can play
[A]Dedication, devotion
[E]Turning all the night time into the day
[E]And after all the violence and [B]double talk
There's just a [E]song in all the trouble and the [A]strife
You do the [E7]walk[B], you do the walk of [A]life. Yea[B]h, you do the walk of [E]lif[A]e[B] [A] [B]

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