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A E R O S M I T H

 

"Livin' on the Edge"

from _Get a Grip_

 

 

Dropped-D tuning h = hammer-on p = pull-off

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ b = bend note r = release bend

 

 

_INTRO_________________________________________________________________________

 

D5

e+-----------0h2p0-------0---------|-----------0h2p0-------0---------|

B+-----3-----------3-------3-----3-|-----3-----------3-------3-----3-|

G+---------------------------0h2---|---------------------------0h2---|

d+-0-------------------------------|-0-------------------------------|

A+---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

D+---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

 

[repeat]

 

 

_VERSE 1_______________________________________________________________________

 

D5 [w/Intro pattern]

there's something wrong with the world today, I don't know what it is

Bm A5

something's wrong with our eyes

D5 [w/Intro pattern]

we're seeing things in a different way, and God knows it ain't His

Bm

it sure ain't no surprise (yeah!)

 

 

_PSEUDO-CHORUS_________________________________________________________________

 

 

Chorus Pattern (use this many times throughout the song):

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|-------7--7--7--7--9b11r9b10r9-7-|-------7--7--7--7--9b11r9--------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

(or something like that...) :-)

 

 

D5 [w/chorus pattern]

we're Livin' On The Edge

 

Livin' On The Edge

A# G/B

Livin' On The Edge

D5

Livin' On The Edge

 

 

_VERSE 2_______________________________________________________________________

 

[w/Intro pattern]

there's something wrong with the world today, the lightbulb's gettin' dim

there's meltdown in the sky

if you can judge a wise man by the color of his skin

then mister you're a better man than I

[feedback!]

 

 

_CHORUS________________________________________________________________________

 

D5 [w/chorus pattern]

Livin' On The Edge (you can't help yourself from falling)

 

Livin' On The Edge (you can't help yourself at all)

A# G/B

Livin' On The Edge (you can't stop yourself from falling)

D5

Livin' On The Edge

 

 

_BRIDGE________________________________________________________________________

 

[F#5]

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|-----------------------2---------|-----------------------2---------|

|-4---4-------4---2-3-4-0-----4-2-|-4---4-------4---2-3-4-0-----4/--|

|-4---4-------4---2-3-4-------4-2-|-4---4-------4---2-3-4-------4/--|

tell me what you think about your situation, complication, aggravation

 

 

[B5] (w/Fill 1 first time around, then Fill 2 second time)

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|-----------------------7---------|-----------------------7---------|

|-----------------------7---------|-----------------------7---------|

|-9---9-------9---7-8-9-------9-7-|-9---9-------9---7-8-9-------9\--|

|-9---9-------9---7-8-9-------9-7-|-9---9-------9---7-8-9-------9\--|

it's getting to you

 

 

[F#5]

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|-----------------------2---------|-----------------------2---------|

|-4---4-------4---2-3-4-0-----4-2-|-4---4-------4---2-3-4-0-----4---|

|-4---4-------4---2-3-4-------4-2-|-4---4-------4---2-3-4-------4---|

if Chicken Little tells you that the sky is fallin, even if it wasn't

 

G5

would you still come crawling back again?

A5

I bet you would, my friend

A#

again and again and again and again and again

 

 

FILL 1:

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|---------------------------------|-----9b10r9---7-9b10r9----7-9-7\-|

|-----------------7b9-----7-------|---7-9b11r9---7-9b11r9----7-9-7\-|

|---------------------------------|-9-------------------------------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

 

 

FILL 2:

|---------------------------------|------------------------------7\-|

|---------------------------------|-----9-9-9b10r9b10r9b10r9-----7\-|

|-----------------7b9-----7-------|---7-9-9-9b11r9b11r9b11r9-7------|

|---------------------------------|-9--------------------------9----|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

 

 

_______________________________________________________________________________

 

[Guitar Solo]

 

[Repeat BRIDGE]

 

 

_VERSE 3_______________________________________________________________________

 

there's something right with the world today,

and everybody knows it's wrong

well we could tell 'em no, we could let it go

but I would rather be hangin' on!

 

[pause]

 

[Repeat CHORUS]

 

 

_OUTRO_________________________________________________________________________

 

A# A5

Livin' On The Edge

G5 F5

Livin' On The Edge

E5 D#5

Livin' On The Edge

 

yeah, yeah, yeah...

D5 (hold for four measures)

 

 

 

This pattern is repeated in the background from here on:

 

|---------17--------------17------|

|-15--------------15--------------|

|-----14------14------14------14--|

|---------------------------------|

|---------------------------------|

|---------------------------------|

 

A# G5 F5

Livin' On The Edge (you can't help yourself from falling)

D5

Livin' On The Edge (you can't help yourself at all)

A# G/B F5

Livin' On The Edge (you can't stop yourself from falling)

D5

Livin' On The Edge

A# G/B F5

Livin' On The Edge (you can't help yourself) (you can't help yourself)

D5

Livin' On The Edge (you can't help yourself at all)

A# A5

Livin' On The Edge (you can't help yourself) (you can't help yourself)

G5 F5

Livin' On The Edge (you can't help yourself) (you can't help yourself)

E5 D#5

Livin' On The Edge (you can't help yourself from falling)

D5

Livin' On The Edge, yeah, yeah...

 

 

|-----6-----------|-----5-----------|

|-----------------|-----------------|

|-7b8-(hold)------|-8r7-------------|

|-----------------|-----------------|

|-----------------|-----------------|

|-----------------|-----------------|

 

 

|------10---------|------8----------|-----6-----------|-----5-----------|

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

|-9b11-(hold)-----|-11r9------------|-7b8-(hold)------|-8r7-------------|

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

 

 

_______________________________________________________________________________

 

 

D5 Bm A5 A# G5 F5 E5 D#5 G/B

|---------2------------------------------------------------3--|

|--3------3-------------3-----(8)----(6)----(5)----(4)-----3--|

|--2------4------2------3-----(7)----(5)----(4)----(3)-----0--|

|--0------4------2------3------5------3------2------1------0--|

|--0------2------0------1------5------3------2------1------2--|

|------------------------------5------3------2------1---------|

 

 

 

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