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1Group: METALLICA
2Song Name: sad but true
4Release:
4Submitted By: jim thatcher
5Email: thatcher@prodigy.net
6Song Text:                                          sad but true

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2------------------/7---6---5---|3-5-3-5-3-5-353535353535--------|
0-------------------------------|------------------------x\------|
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0-------------------------------|----         -------x---x-x-x-x-|
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2-----------2---2---5p0-1p0-----|   |   |2-----------2---2---5p0-5-5-----|
0-----------0---0-----------3p0-|   |   |0-----------0---0---------------|

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--------------------5p0-5-5-----|(5)^----r-----------x---x-x-x-x-|
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2-----------2---2---5p0-1p0-----|2-----------2---2---5p0-1p0-----|
0-----------0---0-----------3p0-|0-----------0---0-----------3p0-|

All these lyrics are played over the following tablature line.

Verse 1:
Hey,            I'm your life.   I'm the one who takes you there.
Hey,            I'm your life.   I'm the one who cares.
They,           they betray.     I'm your only true friend now.
They,           they'll betray.  I'm forever there.

Verse 2:
You,            you're my mask.  You're my cover, my shelter.
You,            you're my mask.  You're the one who's blamed.
Do,             do my work.      Do my dirty work, scapegoat.
Do,             do my deeds,     for you're the one who's shamed.

Verse 3:
Hate,           I'm your hate.   I'm your hate when you want love.
Pay,            pay the price.   Pay, for nothing's fair.
Hey,            I'm your life.   I'm the one who took you there.
Hey,            I'm your life.   And I no longer care.

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        I'm your dream, make you real. I'm your eyes when you must
        I'm your dream, mind astray. I'm your eyes when you're a-
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--------3-3-0---3---2-----------|--------3-3-0-------7---7---7-7-|
0---0-------------------0---0-0-|0---0-----------0---5---5---5-5-|

steal I'm your pain when you can't feel         Sad but true
way I'm your pain while you repay You know it's sad but true.
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--------------------------------|--------5--5--5-5---------------|
7---7---8-8-5---7---5---5---5-5-|5---5---3--3--3-3-------3-3-----|
5---5---6-6-3---5---3---3---3-3-|3---3---------------0---1-1-0---|

_____________________
| 1.                           Sad but true.
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2-----------2---2---5p0-1p0-----|   |   |2-----------2---2---5p0-5-5-----|
0-----------0---0-----------3p0-|   |   |0-----------0---0---------------|

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2-----------2---2---5p0-1p0-----|2-----------2---2---5p0-5-5-----|
0-----------0---0-----------3p0-|0-----------0---0---------------|

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--------------------------------| Go back and play verse 2.
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(5)-----------------x---x-x-x-x-|
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_____________________
| 2.                        Sad but true.
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2-----------2---2---5p0-1p0-----|   |2-----------2---2-------0h1p0---|
0-----------0---0-----------3p0-|   |0-----------0---0---0-3-------3-|

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2-------------------2---2---2---|3-------------------------------|
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2------------------/7---6---5---|3-------------------2-3-5-3-5-3-|
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2-------------------------------|----            ------------5-s-|
--------------------2-3-5-3-5-2-|3---            ----------------|
--------------------------------|----            --Solo 1--------|
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2-------------------2-3-5-3-5-2-|3---            ----------------|
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For the backing rhythm figure of solo 1 see end of transcription

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--------7-------7---5---4-----------------------9---s---5---s---|
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----12--15p12 15p12 ---12 12-15p12----12h15p12--12h15p12------------------|
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15------15------------------------------r-----------------------|
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At this point play Chorus once and go on with the second solo:

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--------12----------12------12----------------------------------|
----12------15^---------15^-----15^-\---------------------------|
14^-------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------End of Solo 2--------|
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2-----------------------2-------2-------5-p-0---5---5-----------|
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----------------| Go back and play verse 3.
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At the end of the chorus play the basic riff and end with:

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2-----------2---2---5p0-5-5-----| |-----------------x---x-x-x-x-|2---
0-------------------------------| |-----------------------------|0---

Backing guitar for solo 1
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--------------------------------| % | % |--------------------------------|
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2-----------2---2---5p0-1p0-----|   |   |2-----------2---2---5-0---------|
0-----------0---0-----------3p0-|   |   |0-----------0---0-------0-0-3-5-|

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2-----------2---2---5p0-1p0-----|2-----------2---2-------0h1p0---|
0-----------0---0-----------3p0-|0-----------0---0---0-3-------3-|

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--------------------------------| 3%  -> To chorus
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7---7---8-8-5---8---7---7---7-7-|
5---5---6-6-3---6---5---5---5-5-|

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whitefool86 wrote on March 6 2002, 12:00 am

Man you're crazy if you are saying that this is in standard tuning and the tabs that you've put here...just play along with the cd/song (or try to, you won't be able to get very far without getting grossed out)

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BEN429BOY wrote on April 7 2002, 12:00 am

SHUT UP DUMBASS!

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Fredo wrote on June 18 2002, 12:00 am

But hes right... this tab sucks.

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