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God Am Tab

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Alice in Chains - "God Am"
From the "Alice in Chains" 1995 Album
Eb tuning
tabbed by jjhand

I always liked this song's cool drum beat and it was interesting how the music 
paints a surreal conversation with God questioning tragedy in life.
The guitar riffs are well done here, so please rate or comment if you like.


(0:27) pick-up chords (after random feedback & harmonic squeals)

eb|---------------|
Bb|---------------|
Gb|-4--4-2-2-4----|
Db|-4--4-2-2-4-3--|
Ab|-2--2-0-0-2-3--|
Eb|------------1--|



Main Verse Riff 

|------1--------------0---|-------1--------------------||
|------1--------------0---|-------1--------------------||
|------2------------------|-------2------4--4-2-2-4----||
|----3----3-3-3--3--3-----|-3--3-----x-x-4--4-2-2-4-3--||
|----3----3-3-3--3--3-----|-3--3-----x-x-2--2-0-0-2-3--||
|----1----1-1-1--1--1-----|-1--1-----x-x------------1--||
            "Dear God, how have you been then? 
             I'm not fine, fuck pretending 
             All of this death your sending 
             Best throw some free heart mending 
             Invite you in my heart then 
             When done, my sins forgiven? 
             This God of mine relaxes 
             World dies I still pay taxes"


Chorus-
       
  1             3       4          1        3    4
|-------------------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------------------|-----------4------4---|
|-3-------------5-------7-------|-(7)-------4------4---|
|-3-------------5-------7-------|-(7)-------2----0h2---|
|-1-------------3-------5-------|-(5~~~~)--------------|
|
|
| Lead (with some ad lib on pinch harmonics)
|-17PH~~~-----------------------|-------------------15-------|
|---------------15PH_b16r15--15-|-(15)--------15h17----17p15-|
|-------------------------------|----------------------------|
|-------------------------------|----------------------------|
|-------------------------------|----------------------------|
|-------------------------------|----------------------------|
 "Can you be as God am 
  Can I be as my God am 
  Can I be as my God am 
  God of all my God am"



Play Verse Again 4x,  Lyrics:

"So Lord, I see you grinnin' 
Must be grand always winning 
How proud are you being able 
To gather faith from fable"



Play Chorus Again



Break & Solo (2:30)

 Rhythm
|-------------------------------|----------------------------|
|-------------------------------|---------------------5-5----|
|-5----/9-9-9-9-9\7-7-7-5-5-4/5-|-4-2~~~------2-2-4~------4--|
|-------------------------------|---------------------2-2----|
|-3----/7-7-7-7-7\5-5-5-3-3-2/3-|-2-0~~~------0-0-2~------2--|
|-------------------------------|----------------------------|
|
|Lead Gtr Solo
|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|---10-10-10---10-10-10-10-10-10|------5-5-5-5----5-5-5---5-5-|
|---12---------12-------12------|------7----------7-----7-----|
|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|


 Lead Gtr Continued (Rhythm repeats)
|------------------------------------------|--------------------------|
|-13b15r13--10--10----------------10-10b12-|-(b12)--------------------|
|-------------12--12b14~~-12-10-12---------|--------12h14p12p10~~~~---|
|------------------------------------------|--------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|--------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|--------------------------|


|-0------------------------0---|--------------------|--------------------|
|-5b6--5---5---0-0---0-0-3-3b5-|-(b5)___gr----------|-0----5-5-5-5-5-----|
|--------7---7-5-4---4-5-------|-------------0--2---|------2-------------|
|------------------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
|------------------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
|------------------------------|--------------------|--------------------|

|-----------------------|-------------------------|
|-----------10b12r10b12___(b12~)------------------|
|-(0)-------------------|----------10p9-----------|
|-----------------------|--------------12p10~~~~~-| use echo here
|-----------------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------------|



Play Verse Again 4x, Lyrics:

"All the respect I'm giving
 Shared strength acquired by living 
 All blooming life you're feeding 
 Can't hide sick ones you're weeding"



Play Chorus Again



Ending (3:43) - with rhythm playing Chorus part

|-0------------------------0---|--------------------|---------------|
|-5b6--5---5---0-0---0-0-3-3b5-|-(b5)___gr----------|-0-------------|
|--------7---7-5-4---4-5-------|-------------0--2---|-2----0--------|
|------------------------------|--------------------|---------------|
|------------------------------|--------------------|---------------|
|------------------------------|--------------------|---------------|
                                            "God    am"

|-------------------------------------|-0-------------------------0---|
|-------------10-10-10----10-13b15~~--|-5b6--5---5---0-0----0-0-3-3b5-|
|-(0)---------12-------12-------------|--------7---7-5-4----4-5-------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                                 "God    am"

|---------------------|---------------|---------------------|
|-(b5)___gr---------1-|-0--5----------|-(5)--------/10~~~~~-|
|-------------0--2----|-2--2----------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------|---------------------|
               "God    am"                              "God    am"


KEY
| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| b   bend string to higher note indicated
| r   release bend
| gr  gradual release (slow & dramatic)
| ~   vibrato
| PH  pinch harmonic
| x   Mute note
| ()  note held over from previous bar
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Brownbear93 1,008 wrote on August 1 2010, 05:44 pm

love this song and the tab is real good..thnx

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Cruz 666 118 wrote on August 2 2011, 10:50 pm

|------1--------------0---|-------1--------------------||
|------1--------------0---|-------1--------------------||
|------2------------------|-------2--------------------||
|----3----3-3-3--3--3-----|-3--3-----x-x-9--9-7-7-9-3--||
|----3----3-3-3--3--3-----|-3--3-----x-x-9--9-7-7-9-3--||
|----1----1-1-1--1--1-----|-1--1-----x-x-7--7-5-5-7-1--||

jerry plays like that . AWESOME tab thanks a lot.

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