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Band- Megadeth
Song- The Doctor Is Calling

Tuning: Standard


Riff 1
Guitar 1 (Clean)
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|----4-------------------------------| ----|
A|----------5-------4-------3---------|     |
E|-2-----2-------2-------2-------2--0-|     |
                                            |
e|------------------------------------|     |--> Play 2x
B|------------------------------------|     |
G|------------------------------------|     |
D|----4-------------------------------| ----|
A|----------5-------4-------3---------|
E|-2-----2-------2-------2-------0--3-|

Guitar 2 (Distortion w/ tremolo)
e|------------------------------------|
B|----7-------------------------------|
G|----------7-------6-------5---------|
D|-4-----4-------4-------4-------4----| ----|
A|----------------------------------7-|     |
E|------------------------------------|     |
                                            |
e|------------------------------------|     |--> Play 2x
B|----7-------------------------------|     |
G|----------7-------6-------5---------|     |
D|-4-----4-------4-------4----------5-| ----|
A|-------------------------------7----|
E|------------------------------------|

Guitar 3 (Distortion)
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------19-|
E|------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|-----19---------------------------------------|
G|-------------19--------18--------17-----------|
D|-16------16--------16--------16------------17-|
A|---------------------------------------19-----|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|-----19---------------------------------------|
G|-------------19--------18--------17-----------|
D|-16------16--------16--------16--------16-----|
A|-------------------------------------------19-|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|-----19---------------------------------------|
G|-------------19--------18--------17-----------|
D|-16------16--------16--------16------------17-|
A|---------------------------------------19-----|
E|----------------------------------------------|

Guitar 4 (Distortion)
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|-[fades in]-------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|----------5~------4~------3~--------|
E|---------------2-------2-------2--0-|

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|----4-------------------------------|
A|----------5~------4~------3~--------|
E|-2-----2-------2-------2-------0--3-|



Riff 2 (Distortion)
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|----4-------------------------------|
A|----------5~------4~------3~--------|
E|-2-----2-------2-------2-------2--0-|

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|----4-------------------------------|
A|----------5~------4~------3~--------|
E|-2-----2-------2-------2-------0--3-|



Riff 3 (Guitar 2 plays top notes)    x2
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-4-2-2-/7-4~------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|-2-0-0-/5-2~----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
                  * * * * * * * * * *
   "The doctor is calling..."



Riff 3a (Guitar 2 plays top notes)
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-4-2-2-/7-4~--4--4-4-2-2-/7-2~--2-|
A|----------------------------------|
E|-2-0-0-/5-2~--2--2-2-0-0-/5-0---0-|
                *                 *
  "Something's going wrong..."
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------6\4-4-|
D|-4-4-2-2-/7-4~--4--4-4-2-2--------|
A|----------------------------4\2-2-|
E|-2-2-0-0-/5-2~--2--2-2-0-0--------|
                  *
  "I listen to the voices..."
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-4-2-2-/7-4~--4--4-4-2-2-/7-2~--2-|
A|----------------------------------|
E|-2-0-0-/5-2~--2--2-2-0-0-/5-0---0-|
                *                 *
  "Something's going down..."
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-4-4-2-2-/7-4~--4--4-4-5-5--------|
A|------------------------------5-4-|
E|-2-2-0-0-/5-2~--2--2-2-3-3----3-2-|
                  *
  "Looking past the bars..."


Riff 4
Guitar 1 (12-string acoustic)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------0-------|
G|---------0---------------0-----0-----|
D|-----2-4---4-2h4p2p0---2---2-----2---|
A|---2-----------------4-------------4-|
E|-0-----------------------------------|
    "The coat of arms..."
e|----------------------------------|
B|-------------0-2h3-2------0-------|
G|---------0-2------------2---0-2---|
D|-----2-4------------------------4-|
A|---2------------------------------|
E|-0--------------------------------|
    "I hear the doctor..."
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------0-------|
G|---------0---------------0-----0-----|
D|-----2-4---4-2h4p2p0---2---2-----2---|
A|---2-----------------4-------------4-|
E|-0-----------------------------------|
    "The family crest..."
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------0-2h3-2-----------------|
G|---------0-2------------2-2/4--------|
D|-----2-4-------------------------2-4-|
A|---2---------------------------------|
E|-0-----------------------------------|
    "I hear the doctor..."


Guitar 2 (Distortion)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-2-------------------4-----------5-4-|
E|-0-------------------------------3-2-|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|---------7---------------------------|
A|-2-------5---------7-------5----7----|
E|-0-----------------5----33-3-55-5-00-|
                          **   **   **
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-2-------------------4-----------5-4-|
E|-0-------------------------------3-2-|

e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|---------7-------------------------|
A|-2-------5---------7------5------4-|
E|-0-----------------5------3----0-2-|


Riff 1a
Guitar 1 (Distortion)
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|----4-------------------------------|
A|----------5~------4~------3~--------|
E|-2-----2-------2-------2-------2--0-|

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|----4-------------------------------|
A|----------5~------4~------3~--------|
E|-2-----2-------2-------2-------0--3-|

Guitar 2 (Distortion w/ tremolo)
e|------------------------------------|
B|----7-------------------------------|
G|----------7-------6-------5---------|
D|-4-----4-------4-------4-------4----|
A|----------------------------------7-|
E|------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------|
B|----7-------------------------------|
G|----------7-------6-------5---------|
D|-4-----4-------4-------4----------5-|
A|-------------------------------7----|
E|------------------------------------|

Guitar 3 (Distortion)
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|-----19---------------------------------------|
G|-------------19--------18--------17-----------|
D|-16------16--------16--------16--------16-----|
A|-------------------------------------------19-|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|-----19---------------------------------------|
G|-------------19--------18--------17-----------|
D|-16------16--------16--------16------------17-|
A|---------------------------------------19-----|
E|----------------------------------------------|


Play Riff 2
Play Riff 3a   "Always sharing..."


Riff 4a
Guitar 1 (12-string acoustic)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------0-------|
G|---------0---------------0-----0-----|
D|-----2-4---4-2h4p2p0---2---2-----2---| ---|
A|---2-----------------4-------------4-|    |
E|-0-----------------------------------|    |
    "The coat of arms..."                   |
e|----------------------------------|       |--> Play 2x
B|-------------0-2h3-2------0-------|       |
G|---------0-2------------2---0-2---|       |
D|-----2-4------------------------4-| ------|
A|---2------------------------------|
E|-0--------------------------------|
    "I hear the doctor..."
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------0-------|
G|---------0---------------0-----0-----|
D|-----2-4---4-2h4p2p0---2---2-----2---|
A|---2-----------------4-------------4-|
E|-0-----------------------------------|
    "I see the chalkline..."
e|---------------------------------|
B|-------------0-2h3-2-------------|
G|---------0-2------------2-2/4----|
D|-----2-4-------------------------|
A|---2-----------------------------|
E|-0-------------------------------|
    "I hear the doctor..."


Guitar 2 (Distortion)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------| ---|
A|-2-------------------4-----------5-4-|    |
E|-0-------------------------------3-2-|    |
                                            |
e|-------------------------------------|    |--> Play 2x
B|-------------------------------------|    |
G|-------------------------------------|    |
D|---------7---------------------------| ---|
A|-2-------5---------7-------5----7----|
E|-0-----------------5----33-3-55-5-00-|
                          **   **   **
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-2-------------------4-----------5-4-|
E|-0-------------------------------3-2-|

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|---------7---------------------|
A|-2-------5---------7------5----|
E|-0-----------------5------3----|


Play Riff 1   w/o guitar 4

Riff 2a
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|----4-------------------------------|
A|----------5~------4~------3~--------|
E|-2-----2-------2-------2-------2--0-|

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|----4-------------------------------|
A|----------5~------4~------3~--------|
E|-2-----2-------2-------2-------2--5-|



Riff 2b (Solo Rhythm)                         x3
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|----4----------2-----------------------------|
A|----------5-------5-------4-----3----2-------|
E|-2-----2-------------2-------2----------5--2-|

e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|-4--4-----4--4--4-----------------------|
E|-2--2--0--2--2--2--0--/5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-| Division


(Division: harmony guitar plays top notes)
e|---------5--7--7--5--|
B|-4----5-----0--0-----|
G|---------2--------2--|
D|-1----2--------------|
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|
                                              x3
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|----4----------2-----------------------------|
A|----------5-------5-------4-----3----2-------|
E|-2-----2-------------2-------2----------5--2-|

e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|-4--4-----4--4--4-----------------------|
E|-2--2--0--2--2--2--0--/5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|

e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-------------------|
A|---------------5-4-|
E|-5~--5-5-5-5-5-3-2-|

(Division: harmony guitar plays top notes)
e|---------5--7--7--5-----------7----5------|
B|-4----5-----0--0-----4--5~----0-----------|
G|---------2--------2----------------2------|
D|-1----2--------------1--2~----------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------X\\-|



Solo (Friedman)
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|----11/14-16--(16)b18~~~----16b17--(17)b18-|
D|-11----------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-13/14----------14p13--------------------------|
D|-------16b18----------16~~----(16)\11-10b11r10-|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------16----------------|
B|-------------14-17-15b16-------16b17--(17)~~~-|
G|----------14----------------------------------|
D|-------14-------------------------------------|
A|-14h16----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|-----------14-------14-16-17p16p14-------14----------------|
B|-14-17b19----17b19-----------------16h17----17b19----(19)\-|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------14----16b17~~----16b17~~~-|
B|-------14----14---------------------|
G|-14h16------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

e|-16b17-16b17-16b17-16b17-16-14-16b17--16-14-----------|
B|--------------------------------------------17b19~~~~-|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------14-17-16^-14-------------|
B|-14h17p14-------14-14h17--------------17-14-------|
G|----------17~~------------------------------16b18-|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|----------17-19b21-[20]22-19-[19]21r19b21--19-[19]21~~-(21)r19-|
B|-14-17-19------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-17-19-19b20r19-21p17--17h21p17---------------------------19--------|
B|---------------------21--------19-21b22r21b22r21p19-21--19--19------|
G|------------------------------------------------------21------21b23-|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------|
B|-------19---------------|
G|-20-21----21b23--(23)\--|
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 4b (Play 2x)
Guitar 1 (12-string acoustic)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------0-------|
G|---------0---------------0-----0-----|
D|-----2-4---4-2h4p2p0---2---2-----2---|
A|---2-----------------4-------------4-|
E|-0-----------------------------------|
    "The coat of arms..."
e|----------------------------------|
B|-------------0-2h3-2------0-------|
G|---------0-2------------2---0-2---|
D|-----2-4------------------------4-|
A|---2------------------------------|
E|-0--------------------------------|
    "I hear the doctor..."

Guitar 2 (Distortion)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-2-------------------4-----------5-4-|
E|-0-------------------------------3-2-|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|---------7---------------------------|
A|-2-------5---------7-------5----7----|
E|-0-----------------5----33-3-55-5-00-|
                          **   **   **


Riff 5
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|-2-------/4-------/5-------7-8-7-|
D|---3~-------5~-------6~----------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-3------5--------6--------8--8--8--|
E|-1------3--------4--------6--6--6--|


Riff 4c
Guitar 1 (12-string acoustic)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------0-------|
G|---------0---------------0-----0-----|
D|-----2-4---4-2h4p2p0---2---2-----2---|
A|---2-----------------4-------------4-|
E|-0-----------------------------------|
     "I see the chalkline..."
e|----------------------------------|
B|-------------0-2h3-2------0-------|
G|---------0-2------------2---0-2---|
D|-----2-4------------------------4-|
A|---2------------------------------|
E|-0--------------------------------|
     "I hear the doctor..."
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------0-------|
G|---------0---------------0-----0-----|
D|-----2-4---4-2h4p2p0---2---2---------|
A|---2-----------------4-----------0-2-|
E|-0-----------------------------------|
     "A merciful embalming..."

Guitar 2 (Distortion)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-2-------------------4-----------0-2-|
E|-0-----------------------------------|


Riff 6
Guitar 1 (12-string acoustic)
e|----------------------------------|
B|---------0----------------0-------|
G|-----0-----0----------0-----0-----|
D|---2---2-----2------2---2-----2---|
A|-3-------------3--2-------------2-|
E|----------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------|
B|--------------------------0-------|
G|-----0---3-0----------0-----0-----|
D|---0---0-----0------2---2-----2---|
A|-1-------------1--0-------------0-|
E|----------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-----0-1---0-1--------0-1---0-1---|
A|---3-----3-----3----3-----3-----3-|
E|-4----------------3---------------|

e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|-----0-1---0-1---|
A|---3-----3-----3-|
E|-2---------------|

Guitar 2 (Distortion)
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-3-------------3--2-------------2-|
E|----------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-1-------------1--0-------------0-|
E|----------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
   * * * * * * * *  * * * * * * * *
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|-----------------|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
   * * * * * * * *


Ending
Guitar 1 (Acoustic)
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-3--6--5--------------------|
A|----------2--5--2--/6--3--5-|
E|----------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-/6--5h6p5--3----------------------|
A|---------------6--5--3--2--------3-|
E|-----------------------------------|

Guitar 2 (Distortion)
e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-----|
D|-----|
A|--3--|
E|--1--|




Notation:

10^        = bend a quarter step.
10b11      = bend a half step.
10b12      = bend a full step.
10b12r10   = bend and release.
[10]12     = pre-bend.
[10]12r10  = pre-bend and release.
{14}       = pick the 14th fret while holding the most
             previous bend.
<17>       = touch the string above the 17th fret while
             previous note(s) is(are) still ringing.

10b13*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 13th fret.
7d4*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 4th fret.
12~*       = tremolo bar vibrato.

x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  palm mute
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  finger tap
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h.  =  natural harmonics
a   =  artificial harmonics
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
tr  =  trill
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