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The Strokes chords for Take it or leave it

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"Take It Or Leave It"
                            (Julian Casablancas)
                                The Strokes
                             Is This It,  2001

    Intro riff:

	lead guitar:

	v   v   v   v    v   v   v   v    v  v  v  v   v  v  v  v
	----------------|----------------|------------|-------------|
	----------------|----------------|------------|-----------5-|
	9-------8-------|7---------------|5-----------|-------------|
	----------------|----------------|------------|-------------|
	----------------|----------------|------------|-------------|
	----------------|----------------|------------|-------------|

	bass:

	v   v   v   v    v   v   v   v    v  v  v  v   v  v  v  v
	----------------|7---------------|5-----------|-------------|
	7-------6-------|----------------|------------|-------------|
	----------------|----------------|------------|-------------|
	----------------|----------------|------------|-------------|

    Main riff (lead guitar):

	v   v   v   v
	----------------|
	8-8---5-6-6---5-|
	----------------|
	----------------|
	----------------|
	----------------|

    First bridge riff:

	lead guitar:

	v   v   v   v    v   v   v   v    v   v   v   v    v   v   v   v
	----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
	----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
	9-9-9-9-8-8-8-8-|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
	----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
	----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
	----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

	bass:

	v   v   v   v    v   v   v   v    v   v   v   v    v   v   v   v
	----------------|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
	7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-|----------------|----------------|----------------|
	----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
	----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

    Second bridge riff:

	lead guitar:

	v   v   v   v    v   v   v   v    v   v   v   v
	----------------|----------------|----------------|
	----------------|----------------|----------------|
	9-9-9-9-8-8-8-8-|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
	----------------|----------------|----------------|
	----------------|----------------|----------------|
	----------------|----------------|----------------|

	bass:

	v   v   v   v    v   v   v   v    v   v   v   v
	----------------|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
	7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-|----------------|----------------|
	----------------|----------------|----------------|
	----------------|----------------|----------------|

    Solo riff (rhythm guitar):

	A chord diagramC majorC              A chord diagramA augmentedA  A chord diagramAbAb
	v     v     v     v
	8--8--8--8--8--5--4-----|
	8--8--8--8--8--5--4-----|
	9--9--9--9--9--6--5-----|
	10-10-10-10-10-7--6-----|
	10-10-10-10-10-7--6-----|
	8--8--8--8--8--5--4-----|


Intro:

	rhythm guitar strum once per chord:

	A chord diagramA augmentedA     A chord diagramAbAb     A chord diagramDmDm           A chord diagramC majorC
	/  /  /  /   /  /  /  /   /  /  /  /   /  /  /  /

	drums enter, 2x (main riff 4x per repeat):

	A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramBb majorBb           A chord diagramDmDm
	/  /  /  /   /  /  /  /   /  /  /  /   /  /  /  /


Verse 1 (main riff 12x):

	A chord diagramC majorC
	Leave me...
	A chord diagramBb majorBb
	I'm in...
	A chord diagramDmDm
	I'm in...
	    A chord diagramC majorC
	And girls act...
	    A chord diagramBb majorBb
	And boys act...
	 A chord diagramDmDm
	Enough is...
	      A chord diagramC majorC               A chord diagramBb majorBb          A chord diagramDmDm
	Well, on the...       other...    know she...


Chorus (main riff 8x):

	            A chord diagramC majorC
	I said just take it...
	    A chord diagramBb majorBb
	And take it or...
	    A chord diagramDmDm
	And take it or...
	    (A chord diagramDmDm)
	And take it or...
	        A chord diagramC majorC
	Oh just take it...
	    A chord diagramBb majorBb
	And take it or...
	   A chord diagramDmDm
	Oh take it


Break 1 (main riff 4x):

	A chord diagramC majorC
	/  /  /  /   /  /  /  /   /  /  /  /   /  /  /  /


Bridge:

	first bridge riff (5x):

	           A chord diagramA augmentedA   A chord diagramAbAb  A chord diagramDmDm  A chord diagramC majorC
	He's...    let you do--wn
	           A chord diagramA augmentedA   A chord diagramAbAb  A chord diagramDmDm  A chord diagramC majorC
	He's...    let you do--wn
	           A chord diagramA augmentedA   A chord diagramAbAb  A chord diagramDmDm  A chord diagramC majorC
	He's...    let you do--wn
	          A chord diagramA augmentedA     A chord diagramAbAb   A chord diagramDmDm          A chord diagramC majorC
	And...    break your back...     chance
	          A chord diagramA augmentedA     A chord diagramAbAb   A chord diagramDmDm             A chord diagramC majorC
	And...    steal your friends...     can

	second bridge riff (1x):

	           A chord diagramA augmentedA   A chord diagramAbAb  A chord diagramDmDm
	He's...    win someday (2nd time only: Oh he will)


Break 2 (main riff 4x):

	A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramBb majorBb           A chord diagramDmDm
	/  /  /  /   /  /  /  /   /  /  /  /   /  /  /  /


Verse 2:

	I fell off...
	Now I can't...
	I'm not...
	Boys act...
	Girls act...
	Enough is...
	Well, on the minds...

[Repeat chorus]


Break 3 (solo riff 4x)


Solo (solo riff 20x)

[Repeat bridge]


Outro (solo riff 2x)


Questions? Comments? E-mail Alex @ springalo430@hotmail.com

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