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30 Years To Life

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30 Years To Life

	  		 

This tab will write out each individual section in the order that they first come up within the tab, 
 then have a structure list at the bottom, so you know where each bit goes once you've learned it. 
 This song has just been released as a single on iTunes (not in Europe yet, but in the U.S -  
here's hoping), so I thought I'd jump on the case before anyone else did. It's badass.  
Happy playing. \o/ 

Intro: 
eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Bb|-0\-/8\-/3-3\-/10\-/5\-0~-------------0\-/8\-/3-3\-/10\-/5/12\0------------| 
Gb|-0\-/8\-/3-3\-/10\-/5\-0~-5\0-5-0-5~--0\-/8\-/3-3\-/10\-/5/12\0------------| 
Db|-0\-/8\-/3-3\-/10\-/5\-0~-5\0-5-0-5~--0\-/8\-/3-3\-/10\-/5/12\0------------| 
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 

This sequence should be played with an actual slide if you have one. Back off slightly on  
the distortion you intend to use for the majority of the song. 

Riff: 
eb|-------------------------------11-10-------------------------------------------| 
Bb|-------------------------11-13-------13-11-11-13-11-13-11-11-------11-10-------| 
Gb|-12-12-10-12-12-10-12-12-------------------------------------10-12-------12-10-| 
Db|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 

(End 1) 
eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Bb|----------------------------13b15r13-11----------------------------------------| 
Gb|-10-12-10-10-12-10-10-12-10-------------12-12-10-12-12-10-12-12-10-------------| 
Db|-------------------------------------------------------------------12-10-8-----| 
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------10--| 
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 

(End 2) 
eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Bb|----------------------------13b15r13-11----------------------------------------| 
Gb|-10-12-10-10-12-10-10-12-10-------------12-12~-12-10-------------12/0----------| 
Db|-----------------------------------------------------12-10-8-----12/0----------| 
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------------10----------------| 
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 

Harmony: 
eb|-------------------------10-11-15-13-11-10-10-8-10-8-10-10-------10-8-7--------| 
Bb|-12-12-10-12-12-10-12-12-----------------------------------10-12--------10-----| 
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Db|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 

(End 2) 
eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Bb|-8-10-8-8-10-8--8--10-10-13b15r13-11---------------------------------------| 
Gb|-------------------------------------12-12~-12-10------------12/0----------| 
Db|-------------------------------------------------12-10-8-----12/0----------| 
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 

I'm not totally sold on the last set of harmony notes, as they don't too much sense in my head even  
though they sound bang on. So let me know if they're off, and I'll whack in a change and credit  
you for it. 

Verse: 
eb|------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Bb|------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Gb|---8----3----5----------------------------------------------------------------| 
Db|---8~-3-3~---5~---------------------------------------------------------------| 
Ab|-5-6~-1-1~-3-3~-5-------------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|-3---------1----3-------------------------------------------------------------| 

The power chords without a vibrato mark should be struck powerfully once, and then palm muted 
until the next chord change - tabbing every palm-muted note is untidy and unclear, and working 
out a simple rhythm for yourselves is good practice. The chords with a vibrato mark are the chords 
in between the palm-muted chugged chords, and should get most of the emphasis.  

Bridge: 
eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Bb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Gb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Db|-5/7-8-----8---8-3-------------------5/7-8-----8-8-3----------------------------------| 
Ab|-3/5-6-6-6-6-6-6-1p0-5-----5---5-----3/5-6-6-6-6-6-1p0----------1-------3-1-0---1p0---| 
Eb|---------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------------------3-3-1-3---3-1-3-------3-----3-| 
      PM---------|     PM------------|     PM------| 

eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Bb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------10~----------------------------| 
Db|-8-----8-----8---8/7-5-----5---5-----5-8-7-----7-----7-10~-7-7-----7-----7-5----------| 
Ab|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6/5-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3/6-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-8~--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-8-7/-----| 
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------6-5/-----| 
    PM-----------|       PM----------|       PM--------|      PM---------| 

The slid power chords and pull-offs in between the palm-muted sections are more noticable live, 
so if you're struggling or they sound out then refer to some of the many live performances knocking 
around on the internet and see how Slash does them. 

Chorus: 
eb|---------------------------------------------| 
Bb|---------------------------------------------| 
Gb|-10b10.5-0-12-0-12-0-12-0-12-0-12-0-12-10-0--| 
Db|---------------------------------------------| 
Ab|---------------------------------------------| x3 
Eb|---------------------------------------------| 

(End 1) 
eb|---------------------------------------------| 
Bb|---------------------------------------------| 
Gb|-15-0-14-0-12-0-10-0-12-0-10-0-12-10-0-------| 
Db|---------------------------------------------| 
Ab|---------------------------------------------| 
Eb|---------------------------------------------| 

(End 2) 
eb|---------------------------------------------| 
Bb|---------------------------------------------| 
Gb|-15-0-14-0-12-0-10-0-7-0-5-0-3p2-0-12/0------| 
Db|---------------------------------------------| 
Ab|---------------------------------------------| 
Eb|---------------------------------------------| 

(End 3) 
eb|---------------------------------------------| 
Bb|---------------------------------------------| 
Gb|---------------------------------------------| 
Db|-------------------2-3-4-5-5-----------------| 
Ab|---------2-3-4-5-6---------------------------| 
Eb|-3-4-5-6-------------------------------------| 


Pre-Solo: 
eb|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Bb|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Gb|-7~-14-14-10~----------12-12-7~-12-12-7~-14-14-10~-----------12-12-7------------2~--| 
Db|-7~-14-14-10~-10---10~-12-12-7~-12-12-7~-14-14-10~-10---10~-12-12-7/2-----------2~--| 
Ab|-5~-12-12-8~--8s7--10~-10-10-5~-10-10-5~-12-12-8~--8s7--10~-10-10-5/0-0-0-0-0-0-0~--| 
Eb|-------------------8~---------------------------------------------------------------| 
                                                                         PM------| 

The solo is coming! For now, stick with the solo rhythm: E5, G5, D5, E5 x2 

Post-Solo: 
eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Bb|-2\-/10\-/5-5\-/12\-/7\-2~-------------2\-/10\-/5-5\-/12\-/7/14\0------------| 
Gb|-2\-/10\-/5-5\-/12\-/7\-2~-7-x-7-x-7~--2\-/10\-/5-5\-/12\-/7/14\0------------| 
Db|-2\-/10\-/5-5\-/12\-/7\-2~-7-x-7-x-7~--2\-/10\-/5-5\-/12\-/7/14\0------------| 
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| 

Slide back on for this, if you can! It's the same riff as the intro, more or less, simply up a tone 
in key. 

New Bridge: 
eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Ab|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--7---7-----7---7-7---7-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------3-------5-3-2-0-3-2-0-| 
Eb|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-3-5---5-3-5---------------| 
      PM---------|         PM------------|       PM-------------| 

eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Bb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
Gb|--------------------------------------------------------10~------------------------------10-| 
Db|-----------------10/9-5-----5---5-----5-8-7-----7-----7-10~-7-7-----7-----7-5------10-12----| 
Ab|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--8/7-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3/6-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-8~--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-8-7/----------| 
Eb|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--------------------------------------------------------------6-5/----------| 
     PM-----------|       PM----------|       PM--------|      PM---------| 

Again, this part is essentially the same except up a tone, switching back to the original when you 
go from the F/E slide to C in the second half. The three notes at the end are a very quick triplet 
that Slash uses to climb back into the Chorus riff, so watch out for them as they're quite awkwardly 
timed. 

Structure: 
Intro 
Riff 
Verse 
Bridge 
Chorus (Ends 1,2) 
Verse (1/2 length, silent) 
Bridge 
Chorus (Ends 1,3) 
Pre-Solo 
Solo 
Post-Solo 
New Bridge 
Chorus 
Riff 

************************************ 

| /   slide up 
| \   slide down 
| h   hammer-on 
| p   pull-off 
| ~   vibrato 
| +   harmonic 
| x   Mute note 
| b   Bend 
| pb  Pre-bend 
| br  Bend release 
| pbr Pre-bend release 
| brb Bend release bend 

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