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

5 Chords used in the song: Gmaj7, G, Bb, C, F

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Year:  2009
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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)

Gmaj7 Gmaj7 G G Gmaj7 Gmaj7 G G/ Bb Bb C C F F x3
Gmaj7 Gmaj7 G G Gmaj7 Gmaj7 (pause) Gmaj7 Gmaj7 G G Gmaj7 Gmaj7 x2

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

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

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

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

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sylvz avatar
17 Aug 2009
dannyman avatar
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it was good!!
but there were a few superfluous "f" chords
11 Aug 2009

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About this song: Ain't No Rest For The Wicked

"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.

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