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                               M E T A L L I C A

                                       -

                               B L A C K E N E D
================================================================================


                             ...AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
                         (c) Elektra/Vertigo Records (1988)
                             http://www.metallica.com/


                                 Standard Tuning
                                     E A D G

                                  Tempo = 94 BPM
                            Time Signature = 7/8 (Varies)



                          -----------------------------
                                 Transcribed by

                                 PADDY MCMULLAN
                           pmtabs (@t) gmail [dot] com

                         Version 1.0 [21st September 2012]
                                  
                                  Date  Tabbed
                               21st September 2012
                             -----------------------

                             Tablature Symbols Used:


 (/)       -  Legato Slide (Blank space indicates length of slide)
 \         -  Slide Down to/Down From
 /         -  Slide Up to/Up From
 ( )       -  Ghost Note/Tied Note/Implied Note
 REST      -  Rest and sustain rest for duration of blank space
 |_3_|     -  Triplet Notes
 x         -  Dead Note/Muted Note
 5h7       -  Hammer-On
 7p5       -  Pull-Off
 *         -  Staccato Notes (Bring the indicated note(s) to an abrupt end)
 |__[1,2]  -  Alternate Endings/Beginnings



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Intro: Rest for 10 bars                                   [ Time 00:00 - 00:37 ]
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Part 1:                                                   [ Time 00:37 - 01:14 ]
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| |------------------------R----| |------------------||
|3|------------------------E-  -|7|-------         --||
|/|--1--------2--3-3-0-----S-  -|/|-------         --||
|4|-----2--3------------0--T----|8|--0---------------||



Rest for 7 bars


|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|----7---7---7-8-7-0-7---7---7-|
|--0---0---0-----------0---6---|


|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----7---7---7-8-7\ 1-------2--3-3----|----7---7---7-8-7---7-0-7-7-x---7-|
|--0---0---0----------2--3---------1--|--0---0---0-------0-----------6---|


|-------------------------------------|------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|------------------------------|
|----7---7---7-8-7\ 1-------2--3-3----|----7---7---7-8-7---7-0-7---7-|
|--0---0---0----------2--3---------1--|--0---0---0-------0-------6---|


|-------------------------------------|------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|------------------------------|
|----7---7---7-8-7\ 1-------2--3-3----|----7---7---7-8-7---7-0-7---7-|
|--0---0---0----------2--3---------1--|--0---0---0-------0-------6---|


|--------------------------------||
|--------------------------------||
|----7---7---7-8-7\ 1-----2-3----||
|--0---0---0----------2-3-----1--||



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Part 2:                                                   [ Time 01:14 - 01:36 ]
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| |--------------------------| |
|3|--------------------------|*|
|/|--------------1-----2-1---|*| x 4
|4|--0-0-0-0-0-0---2-3-----3-| |


||--------------------------|--------------------------|
||--------------------------|--------------------------|
||--------------1-----2-1---|--------------1-----2-1---|
||--0-0-0-0-0-0---2-3-----3-|--0-0-0-0-0-0---2-3-----3-|


||--------------------------|--------------------------| |
||--------------------------|--------------------------|*|
||--------------1-----1-----|--------------1-----2-1---|*| x 2
||--0-0-0-0-0-0---2-3---2-3-|--3-3-3-3-3-3---2-3-----3-| |



Blackened is the end
Winter it will send
Throwing all you see
Into obscurity

Death of mother earth
Never a rebirth
Evolution's end
Never will it mend

Never!



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Part 3:                                                   [ Time 01:36 - 01:59 ]
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| |------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|7|------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|/|----7---7---7-8-7---7-0-7---7-|----7---7---7-8-7\ 1-------2--3-3----|
|8|--0---0---0-------0-------6---|--0---0---0----------2--3---------1--|


| |--------------------------------------| |---------------------------|
|9|--------------------------------------|4|-------------*------*------|
|/|----7---7---7---7---7-0-7---7---------|/|-------------5------3------|
|8|--0---0---0---0---0-------6---0-0-0-0-|4|--0------5-5----3-3----3-3-|

                                                       |__3__|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-------------*------*--*-----|
|---------------*----------*------|-------------5------3--3-----|
|--2--------3-3-3------3-3-3------|--0------5-5----3-3-------3--|


|--------------------------------| |-------------------|-------------------||
|--------------------------------|7|--               --|--               --||
|---------------------------*----|/|--               --|--               --||
|--2--------3--3-3-3--0--2--2----|8|-------------------|-------------------||



Fire
To begin whipping dance of the dead
Blackened is the end
To begin whipping dance of the dead
Colour our world blackened



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Part 4: Repeat Part 2 with the following variations       [ Time 01:59 - 02:14 ]
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For the first bar only play the following:


| |--------------------------|
|3|--------------------------|
|/|--7-----------1-----2-1---|
|4|--0-0-0-0-0-0---2-3-----3-|



Blistering of earth
Terminate its worth
Deadly nicotine
Kills what might have been

Callous frigid chill
Nothing left to kill
Never seen before
Breathing nevermore

Never



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Part 5: Repeat Part 3 with the following variations       [ Time 02:14 - 02:34 ]
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| |------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|7|------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|/|----7---7---7-8-7---7-0-7---7-|----7---7---7-8-7\ 1-------2--3-3----|
|8|--0---0---0-------0-------6---|--0---0---0----------2--3---------1--|


| |--------------------------------------| |---------------------------|
|9|--------------------------------------|4|-------------*------*------|
|/|----7---7---7-8-7---7-0-7---7---------|/|--7----------5------3------|
|8|--0---0---0-------0-------6---0-0-0-0-|4|--0------5-5----3-3----3-3-|


                                                       |__3__|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-------------*------*--*-----|
|---------------*----------*------|-------------5------3--3-----|
|--2--------3-3-3------3-3-3------|--0------5-5----3-3-------3--|


|---------------------------------| |-------------------------------||
|---------------------------------|3|-------------------------------||
|----------------------------*----|/|------------------*-------*----||
|--2--------3--3-3--3--0--2--2----|4|--3--3-3-3--0--2--2----1--1----||



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Part 6 (Interlude):                                       [ Time 02:34 - 04:07 ]
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[ Tempo = 63 BPM ]

                                           Softly, gaining volume as the bar
                                           progresses
| |---------------|-------------------|-------------------------------------|
|4|---------------|-------------------|-------------------------------------|
|/|---------------|-------------------|---------7---------------------------|
|4|--0------------|--(0)--------------|--(0)---(0)-6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6-6-|


|----------------------------|---------------------------------------||
|----------------------------|---------------------------------------||
|----------------------------|---------------6--6-----6--6-----------||
|--0--------6-6-0--------6-6-|--0--------6-6------6-6------6-6-0--5--||



||----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
||----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
||----7-------------8-7-------------|----7-------------6----------|
||--6---0-0-0-0-5-6-----0-0-0-0-0-5-|--6---0-0-0-0-0-6--------0-5-|


|----------------------------------|-----------------------------||
|------------------8---------------|-----------------------------||
|----7---------7-----7-------------|----7-------------6----------||
|--6---0-0-0-0---6-----0-0-0-0-0-5-|--6---0-0-0-0-0-6--------0-5-||



||---------------------------------|-----------------------------|
||---------------------------------|-----------------------------|
||-----------------8-7-------------|----7-------------6----------|
||--0--0-0-0-0-5-6-----0-0-0-0-0-5-|--6---0-0-0-0-0-6--------0-5-|


|---------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------8-7-------------|----7-------------6----------|
|--0--0-0-0-0-5-6-----0-0-0-0-0-5-|--6---0-0-0-0-0-6--------0-5-|


|---------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
|---------------2-3-------------2-|-----------------------------------||
|--2--2-2-2-0-2-----2-2-2-2-0-2---|--3-2-0-2-2-3-(2\1)-1--1-1-1-1-0-5-||



||----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
||----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
||----7-------------8-7-------------|----7-------------6-6--6-6------|
||--6---0-0-0-0-5-6-----0-0-0-0-0-5-|--6---0-0-0-0-0-6-----------0-5-|


|----------------------------------|-------------------------------||
|------------------8---------------|-------------------------------||
|----7---------7-----7-------------|----7-------------6------------||
|--6---0-0-0-0---6-----0-0-0-0-0-5-|--6---0-0-0-0-0-6--------6-5-6-||



||---------------------------------|-----------------------------|
||---------------------------------|-----------------------------|
||-----------------8-7-------------|----7-------------6----------|
||--0--0-0-0-0-5-6-----0-0-0-0-5-5-|--5---0-0-0-0-0-6--------0-5-|


|----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|----7-------------8-7-------------|----7-------------6----------|
|--6---0-0-0-0-5-6-----0-0-0-0-0-5-|--6---0-0-0-0-0-6--------0-5-|


|---------------------------------|-------------------------------||
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------||
|---------------2-3-------------2-|-------------------------------||
|--2--2-2-2-0-2-----2-2-2-2-0-2---|--3-2-2-2-2-3-(2\1)-1------ /--||



Opposition
Contradiction
Premonition
Compromise

Agitation
Violation
Mutilation
Planet dies

Darkest colour
Blistered earth
True death of life

Termination
Expiration
Cancellation
Human Race

Expectation
Liberation
Population
Laid to waste

See our mother
Put to death
See our mother die



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Part 7:                                                   [ Time 04:07 - 04:31 ]
================================================================================


| |--------------------| |----------------------| |
|3|--------------------|7|----------------------|*|
|/|--7---5---3---2-----|/|------5---3---2-------|*| x 4
|4|----------------3-2-|8|--0---------------3-2-| |



================================================================================
Guitar Solo Backing:                                      [ Time 04:31 - 05:33 ]
================================================================================

| |----------------------------------| |
|4|----------------------------------|*|
|/|------------------------------2-3-|*| x 7
|4|--0-3-0-2-0-3-0-2-0-3-0-2-0-3-----| |


[ Tempo = 94 BPM ]


| |-------------------------------|---------------------------------||
|7|--     ------------------------|---------------------------------||
|/|--     ------------------*-----|------------------*--------*-----||
|8|---------3--3-3-3--0--2--2-----|--3--3-3-3--0--2--2-----1--1-----||


| |----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|4|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|/|----7---7---7---7---5---5---5---5-|----8---8---8---8---7---7------5--7--|
|4|--0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|--0---0---0---0---0---0---0--0-------|


|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||
|----7---7---7---7---5---5---5--0--5--|----8---8---8---8---7---7------5--7--||
|--0---0---0---0---0---0---0----------|--0---0---0---0---0---0---0--0-------||


| |------------------| |---------------------------|
|2|------------------|4|-------------*------*------|
|/|------------------|/|-------------5------3------|
|4|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|4|--0--------5----3-3----3-3-|


|---------------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-------------*------*------|
|---------------*----------*------|-------------5------3------|
|--2--------3-3-3------3-3-3------|--0------5-5----3-3----3-3-|

                     |_3_|
| |------------------------| |----------------------------------|
|3|------------------------|4|----------------------------------|
|/|------------------------|/|--7---7---7-7-----7---7---7---7---|
|4|--2--------3--3-3-3-x-0-|4|----0---0-----6-6---5---5---5---0-|


|---------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----5---5---5---------10---10\ --5---5-|----7---7---7-----7---7---7---7---|
|--3---3---3---3- /8-8----8-----3---3---|--0---0---0---6-6---5---5---5---0-|


|----------------------------------||
|----------------------------------||
|------------------3-3-3-3---------||
|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0---------3-3-3-3-||



================================================================================
Part 8: Repeat Part 1 with the following variations:      [ Time 05:33 - 05:50 ]
================================================================================


||--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
||----7---7---7-8-7---7-0h7-7---7-|----7---7---7-8-7\ 1-------2--3-3----|
||--0---0---0-------0---------6---|--0---0---0----------2--3---------1--|

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|----7-------7-8-7---7-0h7-7---7-|----7---7---7-8-7\ 1-------2--3-3-----|
|--0---0-0-0-------0---------6---|--0---0---0----------2--3---------1-1-|


|------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|----7---7---7-8-7---7-0-7---7-|----7---7---7-8-7\ 1-------2--3-3----|
|--0---0---0-------0-------6---|--0---0---0----------2--3---------1--|

|------------------------------|-------------------------------------||
|------------------------------|-------------------------------------||
|----7---7---7-8-7---7-0-7---7-|----7---7---7-8-7\ 1-------2--3-3----||
|--0---0---0-------0-------6---|--0---0---0----------2--3---------1--||



================================================================================
Part 9: Repeat Part 2                                     [ Time 05:50 - 06:05 ]
================================================================================


Smouldering decay
Take her breath away
Millions of our years
In minutes disappears

Darkening in vain
Decadence remains
All is said and done
Never is the sun

Never



================================================================================
Part 10: Repeat Part 3 with the following variations      [ Time 06:05 - 06:42 ]
================================================================================


| |------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|7|------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|/|----7---7---7-8-7---7-0-7---7-|----7---7---7-8-7\ 1-------2--3-3----|
|8|--0---0---0-------0-------6---|--0---0---0----------2--3---------1--|


| |--------------------------------------| |---------------------------|
|9|--------------------------------------|4|-------------*------*------|
|/|----7---7---7---7---7-0-7---7---------|/|-------------5------3------|
|8|--0---0---0---0---0-------6---0-0-0-0-|4|--0------5-5----3-3----3-3-|

                                                       |__3__|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-------------*------*--*-----|
|---------------*----------*------|-------------5------3--3-----|
|--2--------3-3-3------3-3-3------|--0------5-5----3-3-------3--|

              |_3_|
|  |-------------------------| |---------------------------|
|13|-------------------------|4|-------------*------*------|
|/ |-------------------------|/|-------------5------3------|
|16|--2--------3-3-3-3-3-3-0-|4|--0------5-5----3-3----3-3-|

                                                       |__3__|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-------------*------*--*-----|
|---------------*----------*------|-------------5------3--3-----|
|--2--------3-3-3------3-3-3------|--0------5-5----3-3-------3--|


| |------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|7|------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|/|------------------------------|------------------*--------*-----|
|8|--2--------3--3-3-3--0--2--2--|--3--3-3-3--0--2--2-----1--1-----|


|------------------------------||
|------------------------------||
|----7---7---7-8-7---7---7-----||
|--0---0---0-------0-------0-0-||



Fire
To begin whipping dance of the dead
Blackened is the end
To begin whipping dance of the dead

Fire
Is the outcome of hypocrisy
Darkest potency
In the exit of humanity
Colour our world blackened

Blackened



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End
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Tab summary:        Rest (Intro)
                    Part 1
                    Part 2
                    Part 3
                    Part 4
                    Part 5
                    Part 7
                    Guitar Solo Backing
                    Part 8
                    Part 9
                    Part 10

                    END
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