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DON'T TREAD ON ME
As recorded by Metallica
(From the 1991 Album METALLICA)



Transcribed by www.mikesguitarsite.co.uk

Words & Music by James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich

E5         0 2 x x x x
B5         x 2 4 x x x
D5         x 5 7 x x x
F5         1 3 x x x x
Bb5        6 8 x x x x
F#5        2 4 x x x x
G5         3 5 x x x x
G#5        4 6 x x x x
A5         5 7 x x x x



Gtr I (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'James Hetfield - Rhythm w/dist'
Gtr II (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Kirk Hammett - Rhythm w/dist'
Gtr III (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Kirk Hammett - Lead w/dist'

Intro
  Q.=104
 12/8
  Gtr I
|-Rhy Fig 1                      end Rhy Fig 1-|
  E5
  E E E +Q.   Q  E Q.     E E E +Q.   Q  E Q.
  | | |  |    |  |        | | |  |    |  |
  / / /  /    /  /        / / /  /    /  /
|-----------------------|-----------------------|


w/last bar of Rhy Fig 1
  Gtrs II, III
 PM----------|
  E E E  E  E E a  Q   E  +E  Q
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|--------9--9-9-------------------|
|-9-9-9--2--2-2-9s11--------------|
|-2-2-2---------2s=4--12-(12)-7---|
|----------------------5--(5)-0---|
  E E E  E  E E a  Q   E  +E  Q


                  B5
  E E E +Q.        Q   E   Q.
  | | |  |         |   |
  / / /  /         /   /

  PM----------|
  E E E  E  E E a  Q   E  +E  Q
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------9--9-9-9s11-------------|
|-9-9-9--2--2-2-2s=4--13-(13)-9--|
|-2-2-2----------------6--(6)----|
|-----------------------------7--|
  E E E  E  E E a  Q   E  +E  Q


  D5                                   F5
                                      6/8
   E  E  E +Q.        Q   E   Q.        E  E  E +Q.
   |  |  |  |         |   |             |  |  |  |
   /  /  /  /         /   /             /  /  /  /

  PM-------------|                     PM-------------|
   E  E  E  E   E  E  Q   E  +E   Q     E  E  E  E   E  E
|------------------------------------|---------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------|
|----------12--12-12-11--------------|---------------------|
|-12-12-12--5---5--5--4--12-(12)-----|----------10--10-10--|
|--5--5--5----------------5--(5)-12--|-10-10-10--3---3--3--|
|---------------------------------5--|--3--3--3------------|
   E  E  E  E   E  E  Q   E  +E   Q     E  E  E  E   E  E

 12/8
  E5
  Q  E +Q.    +H.        +H.      +H.
  |  |  |      |          |        |
  /  /  /      /          /        /

  Q  E +E  Q  +H.        +H.      +H.
|----------------------|-------------------|
|----------------------|-------------------|
|----9-(9)-------------|-------------------|
|-9--2-(2)-9--(9)------|-(9)------(9)------|
|-2--------2--(2)------|-(2)------(2)------|
|----------------------|-------------------|
  Q  E +E  Q  +H.        +H.      +H.


Rhy Fig 1

w/Rhy Fig 1 x2
  Gtr II
  PM--|      PM---|     PM------|      PM             PM--|      PM---|     PM
  E E E  Q   E Q  E Q   E   E E E  Q   E Q  E Q   E   E E E  Q   E Q  E Q   E
|-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-2-2-2-/8---3-2--2-8---3-|-2-2-2-/8---3-2--3S5---3-|-2-2-2-/8---3-2--2-8---3--|
|-0-0-0-/6---1-0--0-6---1-|-0-0-0-/6---1-0--1S3---1-|-0-0-0-/6---1-0--0-6---1--|
|-Rhy Fig 2


                          Gtrs I, II
  PM--|      PM           Rhy Fig 2 x2
  E E E  Q   E Q  E Q
|-------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|-2-2-2-/8---3-2--3S5---3-|
|-0-0-0-/6---1-0--1S3---1-|
            end Rhy Fig 2-|

                                                Gtr III
  W                       W                       H.             Q.     Q  E
|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|--------------/12\----11--9--|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|-0---------------------------|
                                                |-Riff A

  +H.           +Q    E   E E E   H.             Q.     Q  E
|-------------------------------|----------------------------|
|-------------------------------|----------------------------|
|-(9)-----------(9)S=12\-11-9-9-|--------------/12\----11--9-|
|-------------------------------|----------------------------|
|-------------------------------|----------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-0--------------------------|


  +H.           +Q    E   E E E
|--------------------------------||
|--------------------------------||
|-(9)-----------(9)S=12\-11-9-9--||
|--------------------------------||
|--------------------------------||
|--------------------------------||
                      end Riff A-|

   Verse 1, 2
    Gtrs I, II
 |-Rhy Fig 3
    E5                                    F5          F#5         G5
    E  E E +Q.   Q  E Q.      E E E +Q.   Q  E Q.     E E E +Q.   Q  E Q.
    |  | |  |    |  |         | | |  |    |  |        | | |  |    |  |
    /  / /  /    /  /         / / /  /    /  /        / / /  /    /  /
||--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
||o-------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
||o-------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
||--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|

           end Rhy Fig 3-|
  G#5         A5 BbB5D5B
  E E E +Q.   Q  E E E E
  | | |  |    |  | | | |
  / / /  /    /  / / / o |-w/Rhy Fig 2
|------------------------|----------------------|-----------------------|

                                              |-w/Rhy Fig 2 1st bar
    Gtr III
  W                      W                      H.          +H.
|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|-0-----------(0)----------|


  E5      Bb5F5E5   F5G5 F5  E5      B5E5          G5E5
   E  E E Q  E  Q   E Q  E   E S S E E E E E S S E E E E
   |  | | |  |  |   | |  |   | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
   /  / / /  /  /   / /  /   / / / / / / / / / / / / / /
   
   >
  +H.          +H.           W
|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-(0)----------(0)---------|-----------------------------|


  W
 Gtrs I, II
  PM----|   PM|
  E S S E E E E E E E E E E
|---------------------------||
|---------------------------||
|---------------------------||
|---------2-----------------||
|-2-2-2-2-0-2-2-------------||
|-0-0-0-0---0-0-6p0-5p0-3p0-||


 Chorus
  $
  Gtrs I, II
|-Rhy Fig 4
  E5                                     F#G A5     D5
  Q   E E E E Q  E E E E   Q  E E E E Q  S S Q.     E  E E E E E Q.    Q   E
  |   | | | | |  | | | |   |  | | | | |  | | |      |    |   | | |     |   |
  /   / / / / /  / / / /   /  / / / / /  o o /      /    /   / / /     /   /

  Gtr III
  H.          Q  E E E E   W                        H.           Q   E E E E
|------------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------9---|------------------------|----------------------7---|
|----------------7s9-----|------------------------|------------------5s7-----|
|------------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|
|-Fill 2      end Fill 2-|                        |-Fill 3        end Fill 3-|

          end Rhy Fig 4-|
  G5         G#5A5   Bb5
  E E E Q.   Q  E +E Q
  |   |      |  |  | |
  /   /      /  /  / /
|-----------------------|


Rhy Fig 4 1st 3 bars and Fill 2

   G5                    E5      G5E5          G5E5
   E E E E E E H.        E S S E E E E E S S E E E E
   |   |   | | |         | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
   /   /   / / /         / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

|---------------------|------------------------------|


  1.


                    ---||
                    --o||
Rhy Fig 2 and Riff A---||
                    ---||
                    --o||
                    ---||


  2.,D.S.
                                        Fine
  G5           Bb5G5   F5
  Gtrs I, II
  E S S E Q.   Q  E +E Q    W
  | | | | |    |  |  | |
  / / / / /    /  /  / /
|-------------------------|--------------||


 Guitar Solo
w/Rhy Fig 2 x2
  Gtr III
                                                                     ~~~
   Q.        Q.       Q.       Q.         Q.        Q.        Q   E  Q.
|--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------------/12--11-10\----|
|-12tr0-----11tr0----12tr0----11tr0----|-12tr0-----11tr0-------------------|
|--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|


   Q.        Q.       E  E  E  E     E  E
|--------------------12----------------12--|
|-15b17-----15b17-------15-12-------12-----|
|-----------------------------14b16--------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|


                                            ~~~
   E  E  E  E  E  S  S  a      +E   +E   E  Q.
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-15-12----------------14b15==(14)r(14)p12--------|
|-------14-12----12h14-14b16==(14)r(14)p12--------|
|-------------14---------------------------14-----|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|


                                       ~~~                                               ~~~
   E     E  E  Q.       E     E  E     Q.       E     E  E  Q       +E    E     E  E     Q.
|--------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
|-------12----14b15----------12--------------|-------12----14b15===(14)r-------12-------------|
|-14b16----12-14b16----14b16----14b16-12-----|-14b16----12-14b16===(14)r-14b16----14b18-12----|
|--------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|


  E  E.      S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  T  S.  S  T  T  S  S  T  T  S  E
|---15b17---15-14h15p14p12-14-12-----------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------14h15p14p12--14p12s10-12----------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------14-12h14p12----|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------14-|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|


                              ~~~
   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  Q.
|-----------------------------------|
|-14-12----14-12----14-12-----------|
|-14-12----14-12----14-12-----------|
|-------14-------14-------14-14-----|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|


  E5
   E     E      E     +Q.                      Q              E     Q.
   |     |      |      |                       |              |
   /     /      /      /                       /              /

         |3-|   |-3-|
   S  S  E  S  +S   E  S.  T  +S   S  +T   S.  S  T  T  S  S  S  S  S   S  S  S  S  S
|-17p12-12-12-(12)-12-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------17--12-(12)-13-(13)-12------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------12-17p12-12-12-12-12--------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------12--17p12-12-12-12-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


   H.                             E  E  E +Q.
                                  |  |  |  |
                                  /  /  /  /

                                     ~~~
   S   S  S  S  E  S  S  E  S  S  E  Q.        +Q
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------12--------------------|
|-----------------------------------14--------(14)\----|
|-12--17-12s10h12-10----10-12s14-----------------------|
|--------------------12--------------------------------|


    F5
     Q         E     Q.                H.
     |         |
     /         /

  a  S S  S S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S S  S S  S  S  a  S  S  S  S  +S   S
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------13-(13)----|
|-9h12p9------------13p10----------11-12p9------------10h13p10----13-(13)-14-|
|--------10p9h10-10-------11p10-11---------10p9h10-10----------11------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  F#5                G5                   G#5                      A5  Bb5   B5D5    B
   E  E  E +Q.        Q     E  Q.          E  E  E +Q.              Q   E    E  E    E
   |  |  |  |         |     |              |  |  |  |               |   |    |  |    |
   /  /  /  /         /     /              /  /  /  /               /   /    /  /    o

   E  E  E  E   E  E  E  E  E  E   E  E    E  E  E  E   E  +E    a  Q   Q       Q
|---------------------------------------|--------------19-(19)/--------13------14-------||
|-16-14----16--14----17-15----17--15----|----19----17-----------15s17--16b18---17b19----||
|-16-14----16--14----17-15----17--15----|-16----19--------------------------------------||
|-------16--------16-------17--------17-|-----------------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------||


  E5           G5E5             G5    E5
   E     S S E E E E   E  S S E   E   E E
   |     | | | | | |   |  | | |   |   | |
   /     / / / / / /   /  / / /   /   / /

                       ~~~~
   H.                 +Q.        +Q     E
|-22b24==============(22)-------(22)r-----|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|


          G5E5          G5E5
  E S S E E E E E S S E E E E   W
  | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
  / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

                              Gtrs I, II
                                PM----|   PM|     PM
  W                             E S S E E E E E E E E E E
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-2-2-2-2-7-2-2--------------|
|-----------------------------|-0-0-0-0-5-0-0-6p0-0-3p0-0--|


  PM----|   PM--------|   PM----------|   PM|     PM
  E S S E E E E E S S E E E E   E S S E E E E E E E E E E
|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-5-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-7-2-2-------------|
|-0-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-5-0-0-6p0-5p0-3p0-|


  PM----|   PM--------|   PM|
  E S S E E E E E S S E E E E
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-5-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-2-2--|
|-0-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-0-0--|


 Chorus
Rhy Fig 4 and Fill 2                              |-w/Fill 3

|------------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|


                        |-w/Rhy Fig 3
  W                        Q.      +Q.    Q.     E      +E   E
|-----------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------|-12------(12)\----------------------------|
|-----------------------|-12------(12)\---------14pb16r(14)-12b14==|
|-----------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------------------------------|



                         |-4:3-|
   +Q.       Q.   Q.     Q     Q
|-------------------------------------|
|-----------------------17b18-15b17---|
|-(12)r-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|


      ~~~
   a  H.            +Q.      E   E  E
|-------------------------------------|
|-15h17------------(17)\----14--12-12-|
|---------------------------14--12-12-|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|


   Q.        Q.      Q.        +E    E  +E      D.S. al Fine
|--------------------------------------------*|
|-14b15-----14b15---14b15=====(14)r-12-(12)\-*|
|-14b16-----14b16---14b16=====(14)r-12-(12)\-*|
|--------------------------------------------*|
|--------------------------------------------*|
|--------------------------------------------*|
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kornrules09 wrote on February 1 2005, 12:00 am

ninth and second fret together, pretty good

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THRASH-MASTER94 wrote on October 14 2008, 05:12 am

Why not just go
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GuitarHero_jp wrote on April 14 2009, 03:58 pm

This would be a good tab... IF IT WASN'T SO HARD TO READ!

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