The Importance Of Being Idle - Oasis
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Tabs and lyrics
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
Please notice, it's a version of jazzvi, i only corrected the intro and added the solo.

Oasis - The Importance Of Being Idle (Noel Gallagher)
Don't Believe The Truth (2005)

Chords used:

Am Fmaj7 C B11 E Dm G
e|--0---0---0---0---0---1---3---|
B|--1---1---1---0---0---3---3---|
G|--2---2---0---2---1---2---0---|
D|--2---3---2---1---2---0---0---|
A|--0---3---3---2---2---X---2---|
E|--0---0---0---0---0---X---3---|

[Intro]

Am E (x3) (listen to the song to figure out this part)
Am E Am
Am

[Verse]
Am Fmaj7
i sold my soul for the second time
C B11 E
cos the land, it don't pay me
Am Fmaj7
i begged my landlord for some more time
C B11 E
he said "son, the bills are waiting"
Am Fmaj7
my best friend called me the other night
C B11 E
he said "man, are you crazy?"
Am Fmaj7
my girlfriend told me to get a life
C B11 E
she said "boy, are you lazy"

[Chorus]
Dm Am (you can play barre chords here)
but i don't mind
Dm Am
as long as there's a bed beneath the stars that shine
Dm Am
i'll be fine
Fmaj7
if you give me a minute, a man's got a limit
G E
i can't get a life if my heart's not in it...

[Instrumental]
Am Fmaj7 C B11-E

e|------------|--------------|-------------|
B|------------|13-12---------|8-10-8-------|
G|7-9-7-------|------14-12---|--------9-8-9| (x2)
D|-------10-7-|------------14|-------------|
A|------------|--------------|-------------|
E|------------|--------------|-------------|

e|----------------------------|
B|15(B)-15(B)-15(B)-13----13--|
G|---------------------14-----| (x2)
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|

e|------15------------------|
B|15(B)----15(BR)-13----13--|
G|-------------------14-----| (x1)
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

e|--------------------------|
B|15(B)-15(B)-15(B)-13----13|
G|---------------------14---| (x1)
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

e|------15--------------------|
B|15(B)----15(BR)-13----13----|
G|-------------------14-------|(x1)
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|

[Chorus]
Dm Am
i don't mind
Dm Am
as long as there's a bed beneath the stars that shine
Dm Am
i'll be fine
Fmaj7
if you give me a minute, a man's got a limit
G E
i can't get a life if my heart's not in it...

[Instrumental]
(repeat intro)
Fmaj7 Am

[Verse]
Am Fmaj7
i lost my faith in the summertime
C B11 E
cos it don't stop raining
Am Fmaj7
the sky all day is as black as night
C B11 E
but i'm not complaining
Am Fmaj7
i begged my doctor for one more line
C B11 E
he said "son... words fail me"
Am Fmaj7
it ain't no place to be killing time
C B11 E
i guess i'm just lazy

[Chorus]
Dm Am
i don't mind
Dm Am
as long as there's a bed beneath the stars that shine
Dm Am
i'll be fine
Fmaj7
if you give me a minute, a man's got a limit
G E
i can't get a life if my heart's not in it...

[Instrumental]
(repeat intro)

[Outro]
Am E (ends with Am)



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| b bend
| br bend release

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Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING IDLE
Oasis


(Noel Gallagher)



Chords used: EADGBE
Am x02210
E 022100
F 133211
C x32010
B7 021200
Dm7 x57565
G 320033



Intro:
Am E Am
Am E Am
Am E Am F Am



Bass riff:
Am Am
e-------------------------|
B-------------------------|
G--------0h2----2-0-------|
D---0h2-------------2-0---|
A-------------------------|
E-------------------------|



Verse:
Am F
I sold my soul for the second time
C B7 E
Cos' the land, it don't pay me
Am F
I begged my landlord for some more time
C B7 E
He said "Son, the bills' waiting"
Am F
My best friend called me the other night
C B7 E
He said "Man, you crazy"
Am F
My girlfriend told me to get a life
C B7 E
She said "Boy, you lazy"


Chorus:
Dm7 Am
But I don't mind
Dm7 Am
As long as there's a bed beneath the stars that shine
Dm7 Am
I'll be fine
F
If you give me a minute, a man's got a limit
G E
I can't get a life if my heart's not in it

hey-hey
e-----------------------|
B-----------------------|
G---9-7-5-4-2-0---0-2---|
D---------------2-------|
A-----------------------|
E-----------------------|


Solo:
Am F C B7 E (x4)


e---------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------12p10-12-10-8----8-10-8-----8-8-8---8-8-8----|
G---9p7-9-7----------------------9---------9----7-7-7h9-9-9-9---|
D------------10-7-----------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------|

e---------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------12p10-12-10-8----8-10-8-----8-8-8---8-8-8----|
G---9p7-9-7----------------------9---------9----7-7-7h9-9-9-9---|
D------------10-7-----------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------|

e---------------------------------------------------------------|
B---15b17--15b17r15--13----13---15b17--15b17r15--13----13-------|
G-----------------------14--------------------------14----------|
D---------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------|

e---------12---------------------|
B---15b17----17r15-12------------|
G---------------------14-12------|
D---------------------------14---|
A--------------------------------|
E--------------------------------|

e--------------------------------|
B---15b17--15b17r15--13----13----|
G-----------------------14-------|
D--------------------------------|
A--------------------------------|
E--------------------------------|

e---------12---------------------|
B---15b17----17r15-12------------|
G---------------------14-12------|
D---------------------------14---|
A--------------------------------|
E--------------------------------|


Chorus:
Dm7 Am
But I don't mind
Dm7 Am
As long as there's a bed beneath the stars that shine
Dm7 Am
I'll be fine
F
If you give me a minute, a man's got a limit
G E
I can't get a life if my heart's not in it

hey-hey
e-----------------------|
B-----------------------|
G---9-7-5-4-2-0---0-2---|
D---------------2-------|
A-----------------------|
E-----------------------|


Intro:
Am E Am
Am E Am
Am E Am F Am


Verse:
Am F
I lost my faith in the summertime
C B7 E
Cos' it don't stop raining
Am F
The sky all day is as black as night
C B7 E
But I'm not complaining
Am F
I begged my doctor for one more line
C B7 E
He said "Son, words fail me"
Am F
It ain't no place to be killing time
C B E
I guess I'm just lazy


Chorus:
Dm7 Am
But I don't mind
Dm7 Am
As long as there's a bed beneath the stars that shine
Dm7 Am
I'll be fine
F
If you give me a minute, a man's got a limit
G E
I can't get a life if my heart's not in it

hey-hey
e-----------------------|
B-----------------------|
G---9-7-5-4-2-0---0-2---|
D---------------2-------|
A-----------------------|
E-----------------------|


Outro:
Am E Am
Am E Am
Am E Am F Am




Tabbed by Paul Kelly
kellymanwhat@hotmail.com
Song info
The Importance Of Being Idle
Oasis
2001
  • Rock
  • Brit Pop
  • Pop Rock
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