Ain't No Rest For The Wicked Uke tab by Cage The Elephant

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This is the song as interperedted to me by a friend, so the chorus is sort of adapted. For the into, you have to alternate between Gmaj7 and G twice, then slide the G up an octave, so that the base of the "triangle" is on the 10th fret. G/ will symbolize the G slide in the tab. The chorus is very similar, but instead of the Gmaj7 to G switch, you only have to play the G slide. If this explaination doesn't make sense, listen to a reccording of the song, and it'll become clear in no time. (Oh and sorry if it's inaccurate, this is my first tab)

Intro:
Gmaj7 chordGmaj7 G chordG Gmaj7 chordGmaj7 G chordG/ Bb chordBb C chordC F chordF x3
Gmaj7 chordGmaj7 G chordG Gmaj7 chordGmaj7 (pause) Gmaj7 chordGmaj7 G chordG Gmaj7 chordGmaj7 x2

Verse 1:
G chordG
I was walking down the street
Bb chordBb
When out the corner of my eye
C chordC Bb chordBb F chordF
I saw a pretty little thing approaching me
G chordG
She said I've never seen a man
Bb chordBb
Who looks so all alone
C chordC Bb chordBb F chordF
Could you use a little company
G chordG
If you pay the right price
Bb chordBb
Your evening will be nice
C chordC Bb chordBb F chordF
And you can go and send me on my way
G chordG
I said You're such a sweet young thing
Bb chordBb
Why you do this to yourself
C chordC Bb chordBb F chordF
She looked at me and this is what she said

Chorus:
G chordG////////G Bb chordBb C chordC F chordF
Oh there ain't no rest for the wicked
G chordG///////////G Bb chordBb C chordC F chordF
Money don't grow on trees
G chordG////////G
I got bills to pay
Bb chordBb C chordC F chordF
I got mouths to feed
G chordG///////////////G Bb chordBb C chordC F chordF
There ain't nothing in this world for free
G chordG//////////G
I know I can't slow down
Bb chordBb C chordC F chordF
I can't hold back
G chordG///////G Bb chordBb C chordC F chordF
Though you know I wish I could
G chordG////////G Bb chordBb C chordC F chordF
No there ain't no rest for the wicked
G chordG/////////G Bb chordBb F chordF C chordC
Until we close our eyes for good

Verse 2:
G chordG
Not even fifteen minutes later
Bb chordBb
I'm still walking down the street
F chordF Bb chordBb F chordF
When I saw a shadow of a man creep out of sight
G chordG
Then he walks up from behind
Bb chordBb
And puts a gun up to my head
C chordC Bb chordBb F chordF
He made it clear he wasn't looking for a fight
G chordG
He said Give me all you've got
Bb chordBb
I want your money not your life
C chordC Bb chordBb F chordF
But if you try to make a move I won't think twice
G chordG
I said You can have my cash
Bb chordBb
But first you know I got to ask
C chordC Bb chordBb F chordF
What made you want to live this kind of life

Chorus he instead of she
G chordG
Now a couple hours passed
Bb chordBb
And I was sitting at my house
C chordC Bb chordBb F chordF
The day was winding down and coming to an end
G chordG
So I turned on the TV
Bb chordBb
And flipped it over to the news
C chordC Bb chordBb F chordF
And what I saw I almost couldn't comprehend
G chordG Bb chordBb
I saw a preacher man in cuffs he'd taken money from the church
C chordC Bb chordBb F chordF
He's got this bank account with righteous dollar bills
G chordG
But even still I can't say much
Bb chordBb
Because I know we're all the same
C chordC Bb chordBb F chordF
Oh yes we've all got to satisfy those thrills

Chorus but this time through replace all of the I s with We
Also on this last go through of the chorus finish it off by letting a G chordG ring

 

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sylvz avatar
brilliant
17 Aug 2009
dannyman avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (seattle)
it was good!!
but there were a few superfluous "f" chords
11 Aug 2009
About this song

"Ain't No Rest for the Wicked" is the only single by the American rock band Cage the Elephant. It was released as a CD single on June 16, 2008 by Relentless Records and became the first Top 40 hit for the band in the UK. This song was also used as the theme song for 2K Games and Gearbox Software's new RPG/FPS Borderlands.