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			     ALPHA DOG - Fall Out Boy
			 off "Believers Never Die" (2009)
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Tabbed by: Kevin Heiland (Kevy Absolution)
Email: kevin.heiland@gmail.com

Notes: On the original demo version, "Alpha Dog and Omegalomaniac", the lead guitar is 
a lot easier to hear, so if you need help hearing the lead line, look it up on YouTube.

I don't include strumming patterns because it's a waste of space; listen to the song.

Vote if you would. It's the only tab out there, and I know it's very accurate, but I'm
open to other suggestions. Thanks for reading; hope you enjoy. Lyrics at the end.

Tuning: DADGBE

Intro Riff: 

Guitar 1: (Tremolo Picked)
							First Time Only
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------|
B|------------------10//----------------10//---------------10//-|11-10-11-10--------|
G|--------10//-12//-----------10//-12//----------10//-12//------|------------12-10--|
D|---12//----------------10//----------------8//----------------|-------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------| x2

Guitar 3: (Eight-note strumming)
						  Last Note
e|------------------------------|-------------|
B|------------------------------|-------------|
G|------------------------------|-------------|
D|--12----10----8----7----------|--7~---------|
A|--12----10----8----7----------|--7~---------|
D|--12----10----8----7----------|--7~---------| x2

Verse: "Clap until your hands hurt, standing ovations or 'boos'".

Guitar 1:

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------13--11-10--------------------10~------------------|
G|-10-------10-10-9-------------12-10-------10-12-------10p7h10p7-------|
D|----10h12---------------------------10h12-----------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------| x4

Guitar 2:

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-10-------10-10-9---12-10-9---------------10-12-----------------------|
D|----10h12-------------------10--12-10-12---------12p10h12p10----------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------| x4

Guitar 3: (Eighth-note strumming)

e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|--12----10----8----7----------|
A|--12----10----8----7----------|
D|--12----10----8----7----------| x4

Pre-Chorus: "forever..."

Guitar 3: (Acoustic)
			   First Ending   Second Ending
e|---5----x-------|----5---------|---xxxx---|
B|---5----x-------|----6---------|---xxxx---|
G|---5----5-------|----7---------|---xxxx---|
D|---7----5-------|----7---------|---xxxx---|
A|---7----5-------|----5---------|---xxxx---|
D|---7----5-------|----x---------|---xxxx---| x2

Chorus: "Alpha Dog and Oh-Oh-Omegalomaniac..."

Guitar 3: 
				  First and Third Ending
e|--------------------|--------------------|
B|--------------------|--------------------|
G|--------------------|--------------------|
D|--0--10--7--8-------|---8-7-5-3----------|
A|--0--10--7--8-------|---8-7-5-3----------|
D|--0--10--7--8-------|---8-7-5-3----------| x4

Intro Riff: 

Guitar 1: (Tremolo Picked)
								First Time Only
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------|
B|------------------10//----------------10//---------------10//-|11-10-11-10--------|
G|--------10//-12//-----------10//-12//----------10//-12//------|------------12-10--|
D|---12//----------------10//----------------8//----------------|-------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------| x2

Guitar 3: (Eight-note strumming)
						  Last Note
e|------------------------------|-------------|
B|------------------------------|-------------|
G|------------------------------|-------------|
D|--12----10----8----7----------|--7~---------|
A|--12----10----8----7----------|--7~---------|
D|--12----10----8----7----------|--7~---------|

Verse: "We must have the best coast, tell the best jokes..."

Guitar 1:

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------13--11-10--------------------10~------------------|
G|-10-------10-10-9-------------12-10-------10-12-------10p7h10p7-------|
D|----10h12---------------------------10h12-----------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------| x2

Guitar 2:

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-10-------10-10-9---12-10-9---------------10-12-----------------------|
D|----10h12-------------------10--12-10-12---------12p10h12p10----------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------| x2

Guitar 3: (Eighth-note strumming)

e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|--12----10----8----7----------|
A|--12----10----8----7----------|
D|--12----10----8----7----------| x2

Pre-Chorus: "Forever..."

Guitar 3: (Acoustic)
			   First Ending   Second Ending
e|---5----x-------|----5---------|---xxxx---|
B|---5----x-------|----6---------|---xxxx---|
G|---5----5-------|----7---------|---xxxx---|
D|---7----5-------|----7---------|---xxxx---|
A|---7----5-------|----5---------|---xxxx---|
D|---7----5-------|----x---------|---xxxx---| x2

Chorus: "Alpha Dog and Oh, Oh, Omegalomaniac"

Guitar 3: 
				  First and Third Ending
e|--------------------|--------------------|
B|--------------------|--------------------|
G|--------------------|--------------------|
D|--0--10--7--8-------|---8-7-5-3----------|
A|--0--10--7--8-------|---8-7-5-3----------|
D|--0--10--7--8-------|---8-7-5-3----------| x4

Bridge: "You're not the first, or the last..."

Guitar 3: (Acoustic)

e|---5--x--7--x--8---x--7-7--x--7-7--x--5-5--x--5-5--x--5-5--x--5-5--x------|
B|---6--x--8--x--10--x--8-8--x--8-8--x--6-6--x--6-6--x--6-6--x--6-6--x------|
G|---7--x--9--x--10--x--9-9--x--9-9--x--7-7--x--7-7--x--7-7--x--7-7--x------|
D|---7--x--9--x--10--x--9-9--x--9-9--x--7-7--x--7-7--x--7-7--x--7-7--x------|
A|---5--x--7--x--8---x--7-7--x--7-7--x--5-5--x--5-5--x--5-5--x--5-5--x------|
D|------x-----x------x-------x-------x-------x-------x-------x-------x------|

e|---5--x--3--x--1---x--1-1--x--1-1--x--1-1--x--1-1--x--1-1--x--3-3--x------|
B|---6--x--5--x--3---x--3-3--x--3-3--x--3-3--x--3-3--x--3-3--x--5-5--x------|
G|---7--x--5--x--3---x--3-3--x--3-3--x--3-3--x--3-3--x--3-3--x--5-5--x------|
D|---7--x--5--x--3---x--3-3--x--3-3--x--3-3--x--3-3--x--3-3--x--5-5--x------|
A|---5--x--3--x--1---x--1-1--x--1-1--x--1-1--x--1-1--x--1-1--x--3-3--x------|
D|------x-----x------x-------x-------x-------x-------x-------x-------x------|

e|---5--x--3--x--1---x--1-1--x--3-3--x--3-3--x--1-1--x--1-1--x--3-3--x------|
B|---6--x--5--x--3---x--3-3--x--5-5--x--5-5--x--3-3--x--3-3--x--5-5--x------|
G|---7--x--5--x--3---x--3-3--x--5-5--x--5-5--x--3-3--x--3-3--x--5-5--x------|
D|---7--x--5--x--3---x--3-3--x--5-5--x--5-5--x--3-3--x--3-3--x--5-5--x------|
A|---5--x--3--x--1---x--1-1--x--3-3--x--3-3--x--1-1--x--1-1--x--3-3--x------|
D|------x-----x------x-------x-------x-------x-------x-------x-------x------|

e|---5--x--3--x--1---x--1-1--x--1-1--x--1-1--x--1-1--x--1-1--x--3-3--x------|
B|---6--x--5--x--3---x--3-3--x--3-3--x--3-3--x--3-3--x--3-3--x--5-5--x------|
G|---7--x--5--x--3---x--3-3--x--3-3--x--3-3--x--3-3--x--3-3--x--5-5--x------|
D|---7--x--5--x--3---x--3-3--x--3-3--x--3-3--x--3-3--x--3-3--x--5-5--x------|
A|---5--x--3--x--1---x--1-1--x--1-1--x--1-1--x--1-1--x--1-1--x--3-3--x------|
D|------x-----x------x-------x-------x-------x-------x-------x-------x------|

Chorus:

Guitar 3: 
				  First and Third Ending
e|--------------------|--------------------|
B|--------------------|--------------------|
G|--------------------|--------------------|
D|--0--10--7--8-------|---8-7-5-3----------|
A|--0--10--7--8-------|---8-7-5-3----------|
D|--0--10--7--8-------|---8-7-5-3----------| x4

Intro Riff: 

Guitar 1: (Tremolo Picked)
									First Time Only
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------|
B|------------------10//----------------10//---------------10//-|11-10-11-10--------|
G|--------10//-12//-----------10//-12//----------10//-12//------|------------12-10--|
D|---12//----------------10//----------------8//----------------|-------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------| x2

Guitar 3: (Eight-note strumming)
						  Last Note
e|------------------------------|-------------|
B|------------------------------|-------------|
G|------------------------------|-------------|
D|--12----10----8----7----------|--7~---------|
A|--12----10----8----7----------|--7~---------|
D|--12----10----8----7----------|--7~---------|

Clap until you hands hurt,
Standing ovations or boos,
Watch us until we blur,
Walk off into the sunset
Tell rock and roll I'm alone again,
I want to put the Midwest home again,
Your time has passed
They say never means never,
So the fast dance won't last
But never means forever
Never means forever

Alpha Dog and Oh, Oh, Omegalomaniac
Alpha Dog and Oh, Omegamegalo
Welcome to the new deja vu,
I can almost see the wizard through the curtains,
Alpha Dog and Oh, Oh, Omegalomaniac

We must have the best coast, tell the best jokes
We must make it hard to look so easy
Doing something so hard
You must see my way
They squint when they look at me
I'm a, I'm a star
I'm a, I'm a star
I'm a star
Oh, I'm a star

Alpha Dog and Oh, Oh, Omegalomaniac
Alpha Dog and Oh, Omegamegalo
Welcome to the new deja vu,
I can almost see the wizard through the curtains,
Alpha Dog and Oh, Oh, Omegalomaniac

You're not the first, or the last,
But you're possibly the prettiest
He's a fighter past his prime
He's in the gutter waving his hands
"I'm just fine'

Not the first, or the last,
But you're possibly the prettiest
He's a fighter past his prime
He's in the gutter wavin his hands

Alpha Dog and Oh, Oh, Omegalomaniac
Alpha Dog and Oh, Omegamegalo
Welcome to the new deja vu,
I can almost see the wizard through the curtains,
Alpha Dog and Oh, Oh, Omegalomaniac
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adrianoguitar wrote on December 7 2009, 03:00 am

this is great!
i tried writing it myself, but it wasnt as good
thanks for the upload :D

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