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The Patient Tab

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Tuning: Dropped-D
Adam Jones isnt the only one that can correct tabs

Notes:
Bf = bend full step
Bh = bend half step
Bfr = bend full and release
Bhr = bend half and release
~~ = vibrato
h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
/ = slide up
\ = slide down

pm = palm mute
x  = muted string
AH = artificial harmonic
NH = natural harmonic


INTRO


Very light distortion or no distortion at all.
  Rhy. Fig. 1:
e|-----------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------------
G|-----------------------------------------------
D|------------2-----------2-------2-------2------
A|--------5-----------5-------3-------0----------    4 Times
D|----3-----------0------------------------------
   pm............................................


Over Rhy. Fig. 1 
Clean guitar with Wah (push and release pedal on each note) :
    Bhr                    Bhr
e|-----------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------------
G|-------------------------------------5---2-----
D|--2----0------5---2------2----0----------------
A|-----------------------------------------------    8 Times
D|-----------------------------------------------


Rhy. Fig. 2:
e|-----------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------------
G|-----------------------------------------------
D|-----------------------------------------------
A|---0---3---5---0---7---0---3---5---0---7-------    4 Times
D|-----------------------------------------------
   pm............................................


(Last time do not palm mute the last 2 notes. They echo and fade 
out.)


VERSE


[These lyrics with Rhy. Fig. 1]
"A groan of tedium escapes me,
Startling the fearful.
Is this a test? It has to be,
Otherwise I can't go on.
Draining patience, drain vitality.
This paranoid, paralyzed vampire act's a little...


...old"
e|-----------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------------
G|-----------------------------------------------
D|-----------------------------------------------
A|-----0---3---5---0---7---0---3---5---0---7-----    4 Times
D|-----------------------------------------------
   pm............................................


(Play with no distortion, fourth time let the last 2 notes ring without 
palm muting.)


BRIDGE


[Repeat these lyrics 2 times over the next bar]

"But I'm still right here...
Giving blood, keeping faith...
And I'm still right here..."
e|---------------------------------------------
B|---------------------------------------------
G|---------------------------------------------
D|---------------------------------------------
A|---0---3---5---0---7---0---3---5---0---7-----      8 Times
D|---------------------------------------------
   pm........................................


(Last time don't palm mute the last 2 notes)


CHORUS
(Play with heavy distortion)
Rhy. Fig. 3
e|---------------------------------------------------
B|---------------------------------------------------
G|---------------------------------------------------
D|----3-----0-----5-----7----------------------------
A|----3-----0-----5-----7---------------5--7--3--0---  3 Times
D|----3-----0-----5-----7---------------5--7--3--0---
				     pm............
then lyrics come in:


  "Wait it out..."                  AH AH AH
e|-------------------------------------------------
B|-------------------------------------------------
G|-------------------------------------------------
D|----3-----0-----5-----7----------/7--7--7^^^\----
A|----3-----0-----5-----7-------------------------- 
D|----3-----0-----5-----7--------------------------


  "Gonna wait it out..."
       AH   Bhr          AH          AH
e|-----------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------------
G|-----5----------------5-----------5------------
D|-7-----5--7-------7-----5---7-7-----5--7-------
A|-----------------------------------------------
D|-----------------------------------------------


	     "Be patient..."
       AH         AH     Bhr        AH         AH    
e|---------------------------------------------------------
B|---------------------------------------------------------
G|-----5----------5-----------------5----------5-----------
D|--7-----5--7-7-----5---7-------7-----5--7-7-----5--7-----
A|---------------------------------------------------------
D|---------------------------------------------------------


       AH         AH     Bhr        AH         AH    
e|---------------------------------------------------------
B|---------------------------------------------------------
G|-----5----------5-----------------5----------5-----------
D|--7-----5--7-7-----5---7-------7-----5--7-7-----5--7-----
A|---------------------------------------------------------
D|---------------------------------------------------------


       AH         AH     Bhr        AH         AH    Bh and keep bent
e|---------------------------------------------------------
B|---------------------------------------------------------
G|-----5----------5-----------------5----------5-----------
D|--7-----5--7-7-----5---7-------7-----5--7-7-----5--7-----
A|---------------------------------------------------------
D|---------------------------------------------------------


Rhy. Fig. 3
"If there were no reward..."				
	"No loving embrace..."
			  AH                  

AH......................................
e|----------------------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------------------
G|------------------------5---------------------------
D|--7/8--7--5--7^^^----7-----5--7--7/8--7--5--7^^^----
A|----------------------------------------------------
D|----------------------------------------------------

--------------------------------
--------------------------------
---5----------------------------
7-----5--7--7/8--7--5--7^^^-----
--------------------------------
--------------------------------
					
	"This tedious path..."
    AH..............................................................
e|------------------------------------------------------------------
B|------------------------------------------------------------------
G|------5------------------------------5----------------------------
D|---7-----5--7--7/8--7--5--7^^^----7-----5--7--7/8--7--5--7^^^-----
A|------------------------------------------------------------------
D|------------------------------------------------------------------


						"I 
certainly would've..."
    AH..............................................................
e|------------------------------------------------------------------
B|------------------------------------------------------------------
G|------5------------------------------5----------------------------
D|---7-----5--7--7/8--7--5--7^^^----7-----5--7--7/8--7--5--7^^^-----
A|------------------------------------------------------------------
D|------------------------------------------------------------------


    AH............................Bh
e|-----------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------
G|------5----------------------------
D|---7-----5--7--7/8--7--5--7^^^^^7--
A|-----------------------------------
D|-----------------------------------


  " By now..."
e|--------------------------------------------------------
B|--------------------------------------------------------
G|--------------------------------------------------------
D|--------------------------------------------------------
A|--12-/-15--10--12^^^--12--12-10-12--12-/-15--10--12^^^--
D|--------------------------------------------------------

----------------------------------
----------------------------------
----------------------------------
----------------------------------
12--12-10-12--12-/-15--10--12^^^--
----------------------------------
					

	      "Gonna wait it out..."
e|---------------------------------------------------
B|---------------------------------------------------
G|---------------------------------------------------
D|---------------------------------------------------
A|--12--12-10-12--12-/-15--10--12^^^--12--12-10-12---
D|---------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------
14-/-17--12--14----14--12-/-14------------
12-/-15--10--12----12--10-/-12------------
------------------------------------------

e|------------------------------------------------
B|------------------------------------------------
G|------------------------------------------------
D|--14-/-17--12--14----14--12-/-14---14-/-17--12--
A|--12-/-15--10--12----12--10-/-12---12-/-15--10--
D|------------------------------------------------

--------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------
-----------------------9-/-12--7--9----9-7--
14----14--12-/-14------7-/-10--5--7----7-5--
12----12--10-/-12---------------------------
--------------------------------------------

There lyrics over next bar:


"If there were no desire to heal
A damaged and broken man along
This tedious path I've chosen here
I certainly would've walked away...
e|-------------------------------------------
B|-------------------------------------------
G|-------------------------------------------
D|-------------------------------------------
A|---0---3---5---0---7---0---3---5---0---7---     8 Times
D|-------------------------------------------


  ...by now"
e|-------------------------------------------
B|-------------------------------------------
G|-------------------------------------------
D|-------------------------------------------
A|---0---3---5---0---7---0---3---5---0---7---      4 Times
D|-------------------------------------------
   pm.......................................


e|-------------------------------------------
B|-------------------------------------------
G|-------------------------------------------
D|-------------------------------------------
A|---5---3---5---0---7---0---3---5---0---7---      4 Times
D|-------------------------------------------
   pm.......................................




       "And I still may ... (sigh) ... I still may"
     NH  NH  NH   NH  NH  NH   NH  NH  NH   NH  NH
e|---------------------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------------------
G|----------------------------------------------------
D|----------------------------------------------------
A|---5-------------------------5----------------------
D|-------5---7----4---5---7--------5---7----4---5-----


            1st time only                 7 times
e|-----------------------|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|-----------------------|
D|---0---3---5-------7---|-----------5-------7---|
A|---0---3---5-------7---|-----------5-------7---|
D|---0---3---5---0---7---|---0---0---5---0---7---|
                 pm          pm...       pm 


e|---------------------------------------------
B|---------------------------------------------
G|---------------------------------------------
D|---------------------------------------------
A|---------------------------------------------   4 Times
D|----3---0---1---0---0---1---3---0---2---1----
    pm.........................................



e|---------------------------------------------
B|---------------------------------------------   
G|---------------------------------------------
D|----3-----------0---0------------------------
A|----3-----------0---0------------------------
D|----3---0---0---0---0---1---3---0---1---0----
          pm...           pm.................  

e|-----------------------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------------------------   
G|-----------------------------------------------------------
D|----3-----------0---0------------------------3-----------0-
A|----3-----------0---0-h-3--------------------3-----------0-
D|----3---0---0---0---0-h-3---3---0---1---0----3---0---0---0-
          pm...           pm.................      pm....    

------------------------
------------------------
------------------------
0-----------------------
0-h-3-------------------
0-h-3---3---0---1---0---
    pm.................

e|-------------------------------------------------------
B|-------------------------------------------------------
G|-------------------------------------------------------
D|-------------------------------------------------------
A|---------------5-------------------5-------------------
D|---5---7---7---5---7---5---7---7---5---7---5---7---7---
     pm.......       pm...........       pm...........       

---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
5-------------------5-------5----------
5---7---5---7---7---5---7---5---7---7--
    pm............  pm      pm....

     
e|---------------------------------------------------------------
B|---------------------------------------------------------------
G|---------------------------------------------------------------
D|---------------------------------------------------------------
A|---5-------5-----------5-------5-----------5-------5-----------
D|---5---7---5---7---7---5---7---5---7---7---5---7---5---7---7---
         pm      pm....      pm      pm....      pm      pm....

-------------------
-------------------
-------------------
-------------------
----7--------------
5---7---5---7---7--
         
    AH..........................................................................
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|---------5---7---7-------------------------------5---7---7--------------------
A|-5---7---------------5---7---------------5---7---------------5---7------------
D|-----------------------------5---7---7------------------------------5---7---7-

    AH..................................................................
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------
D|----------5---7---7-------------------------------5---7---7-----------
A|--5---7---------------5---7---------------5---7---------------5---7---
D|------------------------------5---7---7-------------------------------


On the next bars lyrics are in sync with the notes 
e|----------------------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------------------
G|------------4----5----4---------4---------0---------
D|-------2-------------------2---------2---------2----
A|--0-------------------------------------------------
D|----------------------------------------------------

---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------
----------4----5----4---------4---------0----------
-----2-------------------2---------2---------2-----
0--------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------



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

----------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------
----------4----5----4---------4---------0-----------
-----2-------------------2---------2---------2--/---
0---------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------


E|----------------7-----8-----7-----------7-----------------
B|----------5-----------------------5-----------5-----8----5
G|----------------------------------------------------------
D|-/--7-----------------------------------------------------
A|----------------------------------------------------------
D|----------------------------------------------------------

-------------7-----8-----7-----------7--------------------
-------5-----------------------5-----------5-----8-----5--
----------------------------------------------------------
-7--------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------

E|----------------7-----8-----7-----------7-----------------
B|----------5-----------------------5-----------5-----8----5
G|----------------------------------------------------------
D|----7-----------------------------------------------------
A|----------------------------------------------------------
D|----------------------------------------------------------

------------7-----8-----7-----5-----7-----5---------
------5-----------------------------------------8---
----------------------------------------------------
7---------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------

   
E|----------------------------------------------------------------
B|------------------------------------------------3-------6---6---
G|----9---9---9---9----\---7---7------------------2-------5---5---
D|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0---0---3---3---
A|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0---0---3---3---
D|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0---0---3---3---


  
E|----------------------------------------------------------------
B|----------------10---\---9---9------------------3-------6---6---
G|----9---9---9---9----\---7---7------------------2-------5---5---
D|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0---0---3---3---
A|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0---0---3---3---
D|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0---0---3---3---



E|----------------------------------------------------------------
B|----------------10---\---9---9------------------3-------6---6---
G|----9---9---9---9----\---7---7------------------2-------5---5---
D|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0---0---3---3---
A|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0---0---3---3---
D|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0---0---3---3---

   
E|----------------------------------------------------------------
B|----------------10---\---9---9------------------3-----------6---
G|----9---9---9---9----\---7---7------------------2-----------5---
D|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0-------0---3---
A|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0-------0---3---
D|----7---7---7---7----\---5---5------0---0---0---0-------0---3---


"Gonna wait it out" 4 times over Rhy. Fig 1

END:
						
      slowly.......................
e|-------------------------------------
B|-------------------------------------	
G|-------------------------------------
D|------------2-----------2-let ring---
A|--------5-----------5----------------
D|----3-----------0--------------------
   pm...............

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Sage-one wrote on February 9 2002, 12:00 am

Over Rhy. Fig. 1 is:

E------------------------|
B------------------------|
G--------------------5-2-|
D---2h3-0-5-2--2h3-0-----|
A------------------------|
D------------------------|

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ibanez6soad wrote on September 25 2003, 12:00 am

good job there drew

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Towlie wrote on November 14 2003, 12:00 am

Great tab, absolutly spiffing some may say!!

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