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Black Gives Way To Blue Tab

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D# G# C# F# A# D#
Artist: Alice In Chains
Title:  Black Gives Way to Blue
Album:  Black Gives Way To Blue

Tuning: (low to high) Eb Ab Db Gb Bb eb (half step down)

Tabbed by: luckyshot60

None of the tabs on the site were quite accurate or were missing parts so I figured I’d 
it all in one place.

There are three guitars in the song: Guitar 1 is playing the rhythm part tabbed out, 
2 is the lead guitar, and Guitar 3 is playing chords. I didn’t specifically put “Guitar 3” 
but the chords it is playing are above Guitar 1’s parts.

Credit to K!!LsWITCH’s Guitar Pro tab for helping out some with the lead guitar. The 
guitar may not be tabbed perfectly (some of the slides may be bends etc.) but all the notes 
be there.

This tab doesn’t give the timing but just play along with the song and you should get 
hang of it! Alright, that’s enough rambling, enjoy the tab.


Intro:

Guitar 1:
     D                    Bm                   A
eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6-----|
Db|-----4-----4-----4--------4-----4-----4--------4-----4-----4-----|
Ab|--5-----5-----5-----5--2-----2-----2-----2--0-----0-----0-----0--|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

     E
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|-----9-----9-----9---------|
Db|-----6-----6-----6---------|    x2
Ab|-/7-----7-----7-----7------|
Eb|---------------------------|

Guitar 2:
eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------10-10/12\10-9--10-9\5-5/7~-|
Gb|-/7~-6--4~--2~--------/7~-6--4~--/11--9----------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------/7~-----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse: “I don't wanna feel no more...”

Guitar 1:
     D                    Bm                   A
eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6-----|
Db|-----4-----4-----4--------4-----4-----4--------4-----4-----4-----|
Ab|--5-----5-----5-----5--2-----2-----2-----2--0-----0-----0-----0--|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

     E
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|-----9-----9-----9---------|
Db|-----6-----6-----6---------|    x3
Ab|-/7-----7-----7-----7------|
Eb|---------------------------|


     D                    Bm
eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6-----|
Db|-----4-----4-----4--------4-----4-----4-----|
Ab|--5-----5-----5-----5--2-----2-----2-----2--|
Eb|--------------------------------------------|


“...tomorrows haunted by your ghost...”

Guitar 1:
     A                    C#                   D
eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6-----|
Db|-----2-----2-----2--------3-----3-----3--------4-----4-----4-----|
Ab|--0-----0-----0-----0--4-----4-----4-----4--5-----5-----5-----5--|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


     Bm
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6---------|
Db|-----4-----4-----4---------|
Ab|--2-----2-----2-----2------|
Eb|---------------------------|

Guitar 2:
eb|-----------13-----------------------|
Bb|--/17-14~-----14~--12~/14~\12~~~----|
Gb|------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------|


Chorus: “Lay down, black gives way to blue...”

Guitar 1:
     A                     E                    D
eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6---------9-----9-----9--------6-----6-----6-----|
Db|-----2-----2-----2---------6-----6-----6--------4-----4-----4-----|
Ab|--0-----0-----0-----0--/7-----7-----7-----7--5-----5-----5-----5--|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|

     Bm
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6---------|
Db|-----4-----4-----4---------|
Ab|--2-----2-----2-----2------|
Eb|---------------------------|

Guitar 2:
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|--\10~--12-10--9--10-9\5-5/7~~~----|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------|

“Lay down, I’ll remember you...”

Guitar 1:
     A                     E                    D
eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6---------9-----9-----9--------6-----6-----6-----|
Db|-----2-----2-----2---------6-----6-----6--------4-----4-----4-----|
Ab|--0-----0-----0-----0--/7-----7-----7-----7--5-----5-----5-----5--|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|

     Bm
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6---------|
Db|-----4-----4-----4---------|
Ab|--2-----2-----2-----2------|
Eb|---------------------------|

Guitar 2:
eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--7\5~~~----------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------------6/7~--7/6~~~----|
Db|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|


Break:

Guitar 1:
     A                     E                    D
eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6---------9-----9-----9--------6-----6-----6-----|
Db|-----2-----2-----2---------6-----6-----6--------4-----4-----4-----|
Ab|--0-----0-----0-----0--/7-----7-----7-----7--5-----5-----5-----5--|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|

     Bm                   A                    C#
eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6-----|
Db|-----4-----4-----4--------2-----2-----2--------3-----3-----3-----|
Ab|--2-----2-----2-----2--0-----0-----0-----0--4-----4-----4-----4--|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse: “Fading out by design...”

Guitar 1:
     D                    Bm                   A
eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6-----|
Db|-----4-----4-----4--------4-----4-----4--------4-----4-----4-----|
Ab|--5-----5-----5-----5--2-----2-----2-----2--0-----0-----0-----0--|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

     E
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|-----9-----9-----9---------|   x3
Db|-----6-----6-----6---------|
Ab|-/7-----7-----7-----7------|
Eb|---------------------------|

     D                    Bm
eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6-----|
Db|-----4-----4-----4--------4-----4-----4-----|
Ab|--5-----5-----5-----5--2-----2-----2-----2--|
Eb|--------------------------------------------|

“...tomorrows forcing a good-bye...”

Guitar 1:
     A                    C#                   D
eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6-----|
Db|-----2-----2-----2--------3-----3-----3--------4-----4-----4-----|
Ab|--0-----0-----0-----0--4-----4-----4-----4--5-----5-----5-----5--|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


     Bm
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6---------|
Db|-----4-----4-----4---------|
Ab|--2-----2-----2-----2------|
Eb|---------------------------|

Guitar 2:
eb|-----------13-----------------------|
Bb|--/17-14~-----14~--12~/14~\12~~~----|
Gb|------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------|


Chorus: “Lay down, black gives way to blue…”

Guitar 1:

     A                     E                    D
eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6---------9-----9-----9--------6-----6-----6-----|
Db|-----2-----2-----2---------6-----6-----6--------4-----4-----4-----|
Ab|--0-----0-----0-----0--/7-----7-----7-----7--5-----5-----5-----5--|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|

     Bm
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6---------|
Db|-----4-----4-----4---------|
Ab|--2-----2-----2-----2------|
Eb|---------------------------|

Guitar 2:
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|--\10~--12-10--9--10-9\5-5/7~~~----|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------|

“Lay down, I’ll remember you.”

Guitar 1:
     A                    C#                     D
eb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6-------6~-------|
Db|-----2-----2-----2--------3-----3-----3-------4~-------|
Ab|--0-----0-----0-----0--4-----4-----4-----4----5~-------|

Guitar 2:
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|--6~-6/9\6-4/6~------------|
Db|-----------------/7~~~~----|
Ab|---------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------|
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Powerpro 139 wrote on May 10 2010, 08:23 pm

Great Tab man. Geourgeous song. Thanks

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luckyshot60 132 wrote on June 9 2010, 03:09 pm

Thanks for the feedback man, I am happy with how it turned out.

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Shwax 466 wrote on June 13 2010, 11:14 am

Great tab. Should be noted that Guitar 2 is played with a slide

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