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    Times Like These

    Foo Fighters

     

    I transcribed this version for a young student using dropped-D tuning (where you lower the 6th string to a D), enabling him to fret power chords using one finger.  The numbers refer to the fret.

     

    This song has parts in the highly unusual 7/4 time signature: 7 beats per measure.

     

    Strum Guide

    Intro Strum:

    D U D U D   D U

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

    D U D   D U DM

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

    Main Strum:

    D D D D D D D D

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +



    7/4 Riff Strum:

    D D D D D D D D D D D D D D

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 +

     

     

    Intro: / 12 - - - / x8

     

    7/4 Riff:  / 12 - - - - - - / 10 - - - - - - / 9 - - - - - - / x3, last measure gets 8 beats

     

    Intro Riff x 2

     

    12 (2)                   7 (2)  

    I, I’m a one way motorway

                                   10                 2                           Intro Riff

    I’m the one that drives away, follows you back home

    12 (2)                      7 (2)

    I, I’m a streetlight shining

                                10                       2                           Intro Riff x2

    I’m a white light blinding bright, burning off and on

     

    Chorus:

         10                                2                      12

    It’s times like these you learn to live again

         10                                 2                       12  

    It’s times like these you give and give again

          10                                 2                    12

    It’s times like these you learn to love again

           10                       2                  12 (last choruses only)

    It’s times like these time and time again

     

    Intro Riff x2

     

    12 (2)                     7 (2)

    I, I’m a new day rising

                                   10                            2                   Intro Riff

    I’m a brand new sky that hangs the stars upon tonight

    12 (2)                   7 (2)

    I, I’m a little divided

                             10                 2                      Intro Riff x2

    Do I stay or run away and leave it all behind

     

    Chorus

     

    7/4 Riff:  / 12 - - - - - - / 10 - - - - - - / 9 - - - - - - / x4, last measure gets 8 beats

     

    Solo: / D - - - / - - - - / x4

     

    Chorus x2

     

    Chorus, strum each chord once

     

    End on 10


    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.