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Ride The Lightning Tab

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Ride the lightning
Performed by Metallica
from the album "Ride the lightning" (1984)
Music by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Clifford Burton
and David Mustaine
Words by James Hetfield


The rhythm in this tab is not correct, you'll have to 
listen to the tune to figure it out.

Intro/outro:

e-|-7-8-------5-7------------------------|
B-|-7-8-------3-5------5-7------8-5------|
G-|--------------------2-4---------------|
D-|-----------------------------0-2------|
A-|--------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------|


Riff 1:
       P.M.    P.M....  
e-|-------------------|
B-|-------------------|
G-|-------------------|
D-|-------------------|
A-|-/8-----/8---------|
E-|-/6-0-0-/6-0-0-0-0-|

Riff 2:
                P.M
e-|-------------------|
B-|-------------------|
G-|-------------------|
D-|-----------2-----5-|
A-|-4---2---4-0-4---3-|
E-|-2---0---2---2-2---|

Add 1:

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

Add 2:

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

Riff 3:

       P.M    P.M....|
e-|-------------------|
B-|-------------------|
G-|-------------------|
D-|-/5-----/5---------|
A-|-/3-----/3---------|
E-|----2-2----2-2-2-2-|

Chorus:
                P.M...........|             P.M.........|
e-|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B-|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G-|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D-|-6---5-4---6-----------------6---5-4---6-------------------|
A-|-4---3-2---4-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-4---3-2---4-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2br-|
E-|-----------------------------------------------------------|

Riff 4:
         P.M  |.|       |.....|     |-------|
e-|-------------------------------------------------|
B-|-------------------------------------------------|
G-|-------------------------------------------------|
D-|-9\8\7---5-----4---------------------------------|
A-|-7\6\5---3-----2-5-----------5-2-----------5-2---|
E-|-------0---0-0---3---0-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-0---|

Riff 5:
    P.M...|     |.........|     |.........|     |.........|
e-|-----------------------------------------------------------
B-|-----------------------------------------------------------
G-|-----------------------------------------------------------
D-|---------5---------------5---------------4---------------4-
A-|-4-4-4-4-3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3-3-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-
E-|-----------------------------------------------------------

 P.M.......|     |.........|     |.........|     |.........|
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
-------------3---------------3---------------2---------------2-
-2-2-2-2-2-2-1---1-1-1-1-1-1-1---0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
---------------------------------------------------------------

 P.M....|    |.........|     |..........|    |..........|
-------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------|
---------3---------------3---------------5---------------8---|
-1-1-1-1-1---1-1-1-1-1-1-1---1-1-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-6-6-6-6-6---|

Riff 6:
         P.M.
e-|----------------|
B-|----------------|
G-|---------5------|
D-|-9\8\7---5------|
A-|-7\6\5---3------|
E-|-------0--------|


Add 3:

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

Riff 7:
            P.M      |...|
e-|----------------------------------|
B-|----------------------------------|
G-|-------------5--------------------|
D-|-2-----------5--------------------|
A-|-2-----------3---3-----5/---7-7---|
E-|-0-------0-0-----3-3-3-3/---5-5---|

Riff 8:
        P.M....|    |......|             |.|     |.|     |.|
e-|----------------------------------------------------------|
B-|----------------------------------------------------------|
G-|----------------------------------------------------------|
D-|-------------7--------------------------------------------|
A-|-4-----------5-----------7/---7---7-------7-------7-------|
E-|-2---2-2-2-2-----5-5-5-5-5/---5---5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-|

Riff 9:
    
e-|----------------------------------------|
B-|----------------------------------------|
G-|----------------------------------------|
D-|----------------------------------------|
A-|-7---7---7------5---5------3------------|
E-|-5---5---5------3---3------1------------|

Riff 10:
    P.M...................................|   
e-|-------------------------------------------------------|
B-|-------------------------------------------------------|
G-|-------------------------------------------------------|
D-|-------------------------------------------4---5---4---|
A-|---------4-5-----------4-5-----------4-5---2---3---2---|
E-|-0-0-0-0-2-3---0-0-0-0-2-3---0-0-0-0-2-3---------------|

Riff 11:
    P.M....|    |.........|     |.........|     |.........|
e-|------------------------------------------------------------
B-|------------------------------------------------------------
G-|------------------------------------------------------------
D-|---------5---------------5---------------4---------------4--
A-|-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2--
E-|------------------------------------------------------------

P.M........|    |..........|    |.........|     |..|
-----------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------
-------------3---------------3---------------2-------
-2-2-1-1-1-1-1---1-1-1-1-1-1-1---1-1-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-
-----------------------------------------------------

 P.M.....|   |..|
-----------------|
-----------------|
-----------------|
---------2-------|
-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-|
-----------------|


Riff 12:
    P.M....|    P.M........|    P.M........|    P.M.......|
e-|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B-|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G-|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D-|---------10--------------10--------------7---------------8-|
A-|-8-8-8-8-8---8-8-8-8-8-8-8---8-8-5-5-5-5-5---5-5-6-6-6-6-6-|
E-|-----------------------------------------------------------|

Add 4:

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

Riff 13:
             
e-|------------------------|
B-|------------------------|
G-|------------------------|
D-|-----------2-----5------|
A-|-4---2---4-0-4---3------|
E-|-2---0---2---2----------|

Riff 14:

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

Riff 15:
                        P.M.    |.|     |.|     |.|
e-|-------------------------------------------------------|
B-|-------------------------------------------------------|
G-|-------------------------------------------------------|
D-|-----------2-----5-------5-------5-------5-------5\4---|
A-|-4---2---4-0-4---3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3\2---|
E-|-2---0---2---2-----------------------------------------|

Add 5:
    P.M.......... .|
e-|-----------------|
B-|-----------------|
G-|-----------------|
D-|-----------------|
A-|-----------------|
E-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


That was all the riffs, lads! 
This will show you when to play them:

Intro x4
Riff 1 x12
Riff 2 x4
Add 1 x1
Add 2 x1
Riff 1 x4
Add 2 x1
Riff 1 x4
Add 2 x1
Riff 3 x4
Chorus x1
Riff 3 x2
Chorus x1
Riff 2 x4
Riff 1 x4
Add 2 x1
Riff 1 x4
Add 2 x1
Riff 3 x4
Chorus x1
Riff 3 x2
Chorus x1
Riff 4 x4
Riff 5 x1
Riff 4 x3
Riff 6 x1
Add 3 x1
Riff 7 x4
Riff 8 x4
Riff 9 x1
Riff 10 x4
Riff 11 x2
Riff 12 x1
Riff 11 x1
Riff 12 x1
Riff 4 x4
Riff 5 x1
Riff 4 x3
Riff 6 x1
Riff 1 x12
Add 4 x1
Add 1 x1
Riff 1 x4
Add 1 x1
Riff 1 x4
Add1 x1
Riff 3 x4
Chorus x1
Riff 3 x2
Chorus x1
Riff 2 x4
Riff 13 x1
Riff 14 x1
Riff 13 x1
Riff 14 x1
Riff 15 x1
Riff 14 x1
Add 5 x1
Riff 15 x1
Riff 14 x1
Add 5 x1
Outro x1

Lyrics:
Guilty as charged, but damn it, it ain't right.
There's someone else controlling me.
Death in the air. strapped in the Electric chair.
This can't be happening to me.
Who made you god to say:
"I'll take your life from you"?

Flash before my eyes, now it's time to die.
Burning in my brain, I can feel the flames.

Wait for the sign, to flick the switch of death.
It's the beginning of the end.
Sweat chilling cold as i watch death unfold,
consciousness, my only friend. 
My fingers grip with fear. What am I doing here?

Flash...

Someone help me! Oh, please god help me!
They're trying to take it all away.
I don't want to die!

Time moving slow, the minutes seem like hours.
The final curtain call I see. 
How true is this? Just get it over with. 
f this is true just let it be. 
Wakened by the horrid scream. 
Freed from this frightening dream.

Flash...


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humpacow6 wrote on April 2 2006, 02:22 pm

copied off some dudes tab

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rev_olie wrote on December 3 2006, 11:12 am

all im gonna sayi is WHAT THE HELL HAPPEND HERE

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FadeToGreen wrote on January 10 2007, 08:32 pm

Yeah dude this is the exact same tab as the other. Loser.

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