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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##

                        THIS FORTRESS OF TEARS (Bassline)
                              As recorded by H.I.M.
                        (From the 2003 Album LOVE METAL)

Words by Ville Valo

Music by H.I.M.
Arranged by H.I.M.
Transcribed by vitaha_z

Gtr I (E A D G) - 'bass'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'flute'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'synth'

 Intro
  Q=102             H=H                         Q=145
 4/4
  Gtr I
  Wx5          H    H      W          H..       E
|------------|-----------|----------|-------------||
|------------|-----------|----------|-------------||
|------------|-----------|----------|-------------||
|------------|-----------|----------|-------------||


 Pre-Verse
  Q=129
  E Q.   Q  E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E H    E   +E  E   +W
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|-5-7----7--7-7-|-(7)-7-7-7-5---5---|-5-3----2b3r(2)-0-|-(0)----|
|
| Gtr II
| H      H         H        H         W                  +W
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|--------3------|--2--------0-------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|-2----------------|-(2)----|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|


  E Q.   Q  E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E H    E   +E  E   +Q   Q   H
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|---------------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|---------------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|---------------|
|-5-7----7--7-7-|-(7)-7-7-7-5---5---|-5-3----2b3r(2)-0-|-(0)--3s=12----|
|
| H      H         H        H         W                  +W
|---------------|-----------0-------|-2----------------|-(2)-----------|
|--------3------|--2----------------|------------------|---------------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|---------------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|---------------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|---------------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|---------------|


  E Q.   Q  E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E H    E   +E  E   +W
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|-5-7----7--7-7-|-(7)-7-7-7-5---5---|-5-3----2b3r(2)-0-|-(0)----|
|
| H      H         H        H         W                  +W
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|--------3------|--2--------0-------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|-2----------------|-(2)----|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|


  E Q.   Q  E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E H    E E E   +W           +W
|---------------|-------------------|--------------|------------|--------||
|---------------|-------------------|--------------|------------|--------||
|---------------|-------------------|--------------|------------|--------||
|-5-7----7--7-7-|-(7)-7-7-7-5---5---|-5-3----3-2-0-|-(0)--------|-(0)----||
|
|                                                                  >
| H      H         H        H         W              +W           +W
|---------------|-----------0-------|-2------------|-(2)--------|-(2)----||
|--------3------|--2----------------|--------------|------------|--------||
|---------------|-------------------|--------------|------------|--------||
|---------------|-------------------|--------------|------------|--------||
|---------------|-------------------|--------------|------------|--------||
|---------------|-------------------|--------------|------------|--------||


   Verse
     W           +H     E E Q    W          +H     E E Q
||-------------|---------------|----------|---------------|
||o------------|---------------|----------|---------------|
||o------------|---------------|----------|------------5--|
||---7---------|-(7)----0-2-7--|-5--------|-(5)----5-7----|
|
|   +W            W              W           W
||--(2)--------|---------------|----------|---------------|
||o------------|---------------|----------|---------------|
||-------------|---------------|----------|---------------|
||-------------|---------------|----------|---------------|
||o------------|---------------|----------|---------------|
||-------------|---------------|----------|---------------|


                            1.
  W          +H     E E Q    W          +H     E E Q
|----------|---------------|----------|-----------------||
|----------|---------------|----------|----------------o||
|-7--------|-(7)--------5--|-7--------|-(7)----7-5-0---o||
|----------|--------5-7----|----------|-----------------||


  2.
  Q  Q  Q  Q    +Q   Q   H
|-------------|----------------||
|-------------|----------------||
|-5--5--------|----------------||
|----------5--|-(5)--5s=12\----||


   Chorus
    H     Q  E E   +Q   Q  Q  Q    H     Q  E E   +Q   Q  Q  Q
||---------------|---------------|--------------|---------------|
||o-0-----0--0-0-|-(0)--0--0--0--|--------------|---------------|
||o--------------|---------------|-2-----2--2-2-|-(2)--2--2--2--|
||---------------|---------------|--------------|---------------|
|
|   Gtr III
|   Q  Q  Q  Q      Q   Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q      Q   Q  Q  Q
||--2-----2------|--2------2-----|-2-----2------|--2------2-----|
||o-3-----3------|--3------3-----|-3-----3------|--3------3-----|
||-----2-----2---|------2-----2--|----4-----4---|------4-----4--|
||---------------|---------------|--------------|---------------|
||o--------------|---------------|--------------|---------------|
||---------------|---------------|--------------|---------------|


  1.
  H     Q  E E   +Q   Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    +Q   Q   H
|--------------|---------------|-------------|-------------------||
|--------------|---------------|-------------|------------------o||
|--------------|---------------|-5--5--------|------------------o||
|-3-----3--3-3-|-(3)--0--3--5--|----------5--|-(5)--5s=12\-------||
|
| Q  Q  Q  Q      Q   Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q     Q   Q   Q   Q
|--------------|---------------|-2-----2-----|--0-------0--------||
|-3-----3------|--3------3-----|-3-----3-----|--2-------2-------o||
|-4-----4------|--4------4-----|----2-----2--|------2-------2----||
|----5-----5---|------5-----5--|-------------|-------------------||
|--------------|---------------|-------------|------------------o||
|--------------|---------------|-------------|-------------------||


  2.
  H     Q  E E   +Q   Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    +Q   Q   H
|--------------|---------------|-------------|------------------||
|--------------|---------------|-------------|------------------||
|--------------|---------------|-5--5--------|------------------||
|-3-----3--3-3-|-(3)--0--3--5--|----------5--|-(5)--5s=12\------||
|
| Q  Q  Q  Q      Q   Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q     Q   Q   Q   Q
|-3-----3------|--3------3-----|-2-----2-----|------------------||
|-3-----3------|--3------3-----|-3-----3-----|--2-------2-------||
|----4-----4---|------4-----4--|----2-----2--|--2-------2-------||
|--------------|---------------|-------------|------2-------2---||
|--------------|---------------|-------------|------------------||
|--------------|---------------|-------------|------------------||


 Pre-Verse
  E Q.   Q  E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E H    E   +E  E   +W
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|-5-7----7--7-7-|-(7)-7-7-7-5---5---|-5-3----2b3r(2)-0-|-(0)----|
|
| Gtr II
| H      H         H        H         W                  +W
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|--------3------|--2--------0-------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|-2----------------|-(2)----|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|


  E Q.   Q  E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E H    E   +E  E   +W
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------||
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------||
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------||
|-5-7----7--7-7-|-(7)-7-7-7-5---5---|-5-3----2b3r(2)-0-|-(0)----||
|
| H      H         H        H         W                  +W
|---------------|-----------0-------|-2----------------|-(2)----||
|--------3------|--2----------------|------------------|--------||
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------||
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------||
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------||
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------||


   Verse
    W          +H     E E Q    W          +H     E E Q
||-----------|---------------|----------|---------------|
||o----------|---------------|----------|---------------|
||o----------|---------------|----------|------------5--|
||--7--------|-(7)----0-2-7--|-5--------|-(5)----5-7----|


                            1.
  W          +H     E E Q    W          +H     E E Q
|----------|---------------|----------|-----------------||
|----------|---------------|----------|----------------o||
|-7--------|-(7)--------5--|-7--------|-(7)----7-5-0---o||
|----------|--------5-7----|----------|-----------------||


  2.
  Q  Q  Q  Q    +Q   Q   H
|-------------|----------------||
|-------------|----------------||
|-5--5--------|----------------||
|----------5--|-(5)--5s=12\----||


   Chorus
    H     Q  E E   +Q   Q  Q  Q    H     Q  E E   +Q   Q  Q  Q
||---------------|---------------|--------------|---------------|
||o-0-----0--0-0-|-(0)--0--0--0--|--------------|---------------|
||o--------------|---------------|-2-----2--2-2-|-(2)--2--2--2--|
||---------------|---------------|--------------|---------------|
|
|   Gtr III
|   Q  Q  Q  Q      Q   Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q      Q   Q  Q  Q
||--2-----2------|--2------2-----|-2-----2------|--2------2-----|
||o-3-----3------|--3------3-----|-3-----3------|--3------3-----|
||-----2-----2---|------2-----2--|----4-----4---|------4-----4--|
||---------------|---------------|--------------|---------------|
||o--------------|---------------|--------------|---------------|
||---------------|---------------|--------------|---------------|


  H     Q  E E   +Q   Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    +Q   Q   H
|--------------|---------------|-------------|-------------------||
|--------------|---------------|-------------|------------------o||
|--------------|---------------|-5--5--------|------------------o||
|-3-----3--3-3-|-(3)--0--3--5--|----------5--|-(5)--5s=12\-------||
|
| Q  Q  Q  Q      Q   Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q     Q   Q   Q   Q
|--------------|---------------|-2-----2-----|--0-------0--------||
|-3-----3------|--3------3-----|-3-----3-----|--2-------2-------o||
|-4-----4------|--4------4-----|----2-----2--|------2-------2----||
|----5-----5---|------5-----5--|-------------|-------------------||
|--------------|---------------|-------------|------------------o||
|--------------|---------------|-------------|-------------------||


 Guitar Solo
  E Q.   Q  E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E H    E   +E  E   +W
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|-7-9----9--9-9-|-(9)-9-9-9-7---7---|-7-5----4b5r(4)-2-|-(2)----|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|


  E Q.   Q  E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E H    E   +E  E   +Q   Q   H
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|---------------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|---------------|
|-7-9----9--9-9-|-(9)-9-9-9-7---7---|-7-5----4b5r(4)-2-|-(2)--5s=14----|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|---------------|


  E Q.   Q  E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E H    E   +E  E   +W
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|-7-9----9--9-9-|-(9)-9-9-9-7---7---|-7-5----4b5r(4)-2-|-(2)----|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|


  E Q.   Q  E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E H    E   +E  E   +W
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|-7-9----9--9-9-|-(9)-9-9-9-7---7---|-7-5----4b5r(4)-2-|-(2)----|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|


  +W           +W           +W
|------------|------------|--------||
|------------|------------|--------||
|-(2)--------|-(2)--------|-(2)----||
|------------|------------|--------||


 Verse
  W          +H     E E Q    W          +H     E E Q
|----------|---------------|----------|----------------|
|----------|---------------|----------|----------------|
|----------|---------------|----------|------------5---|
|-7--------|-(7)----0-2-7--|-5--------|-(5)----5-7-----|


  W          +H     E E Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    +Q   Q   H
|----------|---------------|-------------|----------------||
|----------|---------------|-------------|----------------||
|-7--------|-(7)--------5--|-5--5--------|----------------||
|----------|--------5-7----|----------5--|-(5)--5s=12\----||


   Breakdown
     W                     W
||----------------------|---------------------|
||o---------------------|---------------------|
||o---------------------|---------------------|
||----------------------|---------------------|
|
|   Gtr III
|    Q    Q    Q    Q      Q    Q    Q    Q
||--(0)-------(0)-------|-(0)-------(0)-------|
||o-(1)-------(1)-------|-(1)-------(1)-------|
||-------(0)-------(0)--|------(0)-------(0)--|
||----------------------|---------------------|
||o---------------------|---------------------|
||----------------------|---------------------|


   W                     W
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|
|  Q    Q    Q    Q      Q    Q    Q    Q
|-(0)-------(0)-------|-(0)-------(0)-------|
|-(1)-------(1)-------|-(1)-------(1)-------|
|------(2)-------(2)--|------(2)-------(2)--|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|


   W                     W                     W
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|
|  Q    Q    Q    Q      Q    Q    Q    Q      Q    Q    Q    Q
|---------------------|---------------------|-(0)-------(0)-------|
|-(1)-------(1)-------|-(1)-------(1)-------|-(1)-------(1)-------|
|-(2)-------(2)-------|-(2)-------(2)-------|------(0)-------(0)--|
|------(3)-------(3)--|------(3)-------(3)--|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|


 1.                      2.
   W                       Q    E  +Q       Q.
|----------------------||-----------------------------||
|---------------------o||-----------------------------||
|---------------------o||-----------------------------||
|----------------------||-------0--(0)s====12\--------||
|
|  Q    Q    Q    Q        Q    Q       Q       Q
|----------------------||-----------------------------||
|-(0)-------(0)-------o||-(0)----------(0)------------||
|-(0)-------(0)--------||-(0)----------(0)------------||
|------(0)-------(0)---||------(0)-------------(0)----||
|---------------------o||-----------------------------||
|----------------------||-----------------------------||


   Chorus
    H     Q  E E   +Q   Q  Q  Q    H     Q  E E   +Q   Q  Q  Q
||---------------|---------------|--------------|---------------|
||o-0-----0--0-0-|-(0)--0--0--0--|--------------|---------------|
||o--------------|---------------|-2-----2--2-2-|-(2)--2--2--2--|
||---------------|---------------|--------------|---------------|
|
|   Q  Q  Q  Q      Q   Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q      Q   Q  Q  Q
||--2-----2------|--2------2-----|-2-----2------|--2------2-----|
||o-3-----3------|--3------3-----|-3-----3------|--3------3-----|
||-----2-----2---|------2-----2--|----4-----4---|------4-----4--|
||---------------|---------------|--------------|---------------|
||o--------------|---------------|--------------|---------------|
||---------------|---------------|--------------|---------------|


                                1.                                2.
  H     Q  E E   +Q   Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    +Q   Q   H          Wx2
|--------------|---------------|-------------|------------------||--------||
|--------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------o||--------||
|--------------|---------------|-5--5--------|-----------------o||--------||
|-3-----3--3-3-|-(3)--0--3--5--|----------5--|-(5)--5s=12\------||--------||
|
| Q  Q  Q  Q      Q   Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q     Q   Q   Q   Q      Wx2
|-3-----3------|--3------3-----|-2-----2-----|------------------||--------||
|-3-----3------|--3------3-----|-3-----3-----|--2-------2------o||--------||
|----4-----4---|------4-----4--|----2-----2--|--2-------2-------||--------||
|--------------|---------------|-------------|------2-------2---||--------||
|--------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------o||--------||
|--------------|---------------|-------------|------------------||--------||


 Outro
  E Q.   Q  E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E H    E   +E  E   +W
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|-5-7----7--7-7-|-(7)-7-7-7-5---5---|-5-3----2b3r(2)-0-|-(0)----|
|
| Gtr II
| H      H         H        H         W                  +W
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|--------3------|--2--------0-------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|-2----------------|-(2)----|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|


  E Q.   Q  E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E H    E   +E  E   +Q   Q   H
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|---------------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|---------------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|---------------|
|-5-7----7--7-7-|-(7)-7-7-7-5---5---|-5-3----2b3r(2)-0-|-(0)--3s=12----|
|
| H      H         H        H         W                  +W
|---------------|-----------0-------|-2----------------|-(2)-----------|
|--------3------|--2----------------|------------------|---------------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|---------------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|---------------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|---------------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|---------------|


  E Q.   Q  E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E H    E   +E  E   +W
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|-5-7----7--7-7-|-(7)-7-7-7-5---5---|-5-3----2b3r(2)-0-|-(0)----|
|
| H      H         H        H         W                  +W
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|--------3------|--2--------0-------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|-2----------------|-(2)----|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|


  E Q.   Q  E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E H    E   +E  E   +W
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|-5-7----7--7-7-|-(7)-7-7-7-5---5---|-5-3----2b3r(2)-0-|-(0)----|
|
|                                                         >
| H      H         H        H         W                  +W
|---------------|-----------0-------|-2----------------|-(2)----|
|--------3------|--2----------------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|
|---------------|-------------------|------------------|--------|


  +W           +W           +W           +W
|------------|------------|------------|--------*|
|------------|------------|------------|--------*|
|------------|------------|------------|--------*|
|-(0)--------|-(0)--------|-(0)--------|-(0)----*|
|
| +W           +W           +W           +W
|-(2)--------|-(2)--------|-(2)--------|-(2)----*|
|------------|------------|------------|--------*|
|------------|------------|------------|--------*|
|------------|------------|------------|--------*|
|------------|------------|------------|--------*|
|------------|------------|------------|--------*|


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths
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