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THEM BONES
                         As recorded by Alice In Chains
                           (From the 1992 Album DIRT)

Words and Music by Jerry Cantrell
Arranged by Alice In Chains

This is exactly how Jerry plays it live. I am aware this is alot different then what
the song is usually tabbed as (the solo for the most part). I watched the song's music
video and 2 live videos to make the most accurate tab available on the web. Enjoy!

Gtr I (Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Jerry Cantrell'
Gtr II (Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Jerry Cantrell'
Gtr III (Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Jerry Cantrell'


   [Intro]
    Moderately E=163
    DmD5  Eb5     E5    F5D5    DmD5  Eb5     E5    F5D5
   7/8
    Gtr I
      PM--------------------|     PM--------------------|
    E S S S S S S S S S S S S   E S S S S S S S S S S S S
||----------------------------|----------------------------|
||o-6-------------------------|-6--------------------------|
||--5-------------------------|-5--------------------------|
||--0-0-0-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-3-0-0-|-0-0-0-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-3-0-0--|
||o-0-0-0-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-3-0-0-|-0-0-0-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-3-0-0--|
||--0-0-0-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-3-0-0-|-0-0-0-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-3-0-0--|


  Dm7D5  Eb5     E5    F5D5    DmD5  Eb5     E5    F5
   ~~PM--------------------|     PM----------------|
   E S S S S S S S S S S S S   E S S S S S S S S S S E
|----------------------------|-------------------------|
|-18-------------------------|-6-----------------------|
|-17-------------------------|-5-----------------------|
|--0-0-0-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-3-0-0-|-0-0-0-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-3---|
|--0-0-0-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-3-0-0-|-0-0-0-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-3---|
|--0-0-0-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-3-0-0-|-0-0-0-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-3---|


   [Verses]
    $
    D5  Eb5E5 F5      D5  Eb5E5 F5      D5  Eb5E5 F5      D5  Eb5E5 F5
    E E Q  E. S +E    E E Q  E. S +E    E E Q  E. S +E    E E Q  E. S +E
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A#|-3---------------|-3---------------|-3---------------|-3---------------|
F#|-2---------------|-2---------------|-2---------------|-2---------------|
C#|-0-0-1--2--3-(3)-|-0-0-1--2--3-(3)-|-0-0-1--2--3-(3)-|-0-0-1--2--3-(3)-|
G#|-0-0-1--2--3-(3)-|-0-0-1--2--3-(3)-|-0-0-1--2--3-(3)-|-0-0-1--2--3-(3)-|
D#|-0-0-1--2--3-(3)-|-0-0-1--2--3-(3)-|-0-0-1--2--3-(3)-|-0-0-1--2--3-(3)-|


    D5  Eb5E5 F5      D5  Eb5E5 F5      D5  Eb5E5 F5      D5  Eb5E5 F5    D5
    E E Q  E. S +E    E E Q  E. S +E    E E Q  E. S +E    E E Q  E. S +S  S
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
A#|-3---------------|-3---------------|-3---------------|-3------------------|
F#|-2---------------|-2---------------|-2---------------|-2------------------|
C#|-0-0-1--2--3-(3)-|-0-0-1--2--3-(3)-|-0-0-1--2--3-(3)-|-0-0-1--2--3-(3)-0--|
G#|-0-0-1--2--3-(3)-|-0-0-1--2--3-(3)-|-0-0-1--2--3-(3)-|-0-0-1--2--3-(3)-0--|
D#|-0-0-1--2--3-(3)-|-0-0-1--2--3-(3)-|-0-0-1--2--3-(3)-|-0-0-1--2--3-(3)-0--|


  [Chorus]
                                                               To Coda
    Bb5        A5                    C5             B5            Bb5 D5
   4/4
     E E S S S S +S  S S S S  S  E    E  E  S  S  S S +S  S S S S S S S
D#|--------------------------------|--------------------------------------||
A#|-----------------------------10-|-------------------------------------o||
F#|------------------------------9-|--------------------------------------||
C#|-/8-8-8-8-8-7-(7)-7-7-7-9s11----|-10-10-10-10-10-9-(9)-9-9-9-9-8-8-0---||
G#|-/8-8-8-8-8-7-(7)-7-7-7---------|-10-10-10-10-10-9-(9)-9-9-9-9-8-8-0--o||
D#|-/8-8-8-8-8-7-(7)-7-7-7---------|-10-10-10-10-10-9-(9)-9-9-9-9-8-8-0---||


 [Guitar Solo]

    Dm7 D5  Eb5     E5    F5D5    Dm7 D5      Eb5     E5    F5D5
   7/8
    Gtr II
      PM--|   PM--|   PM|   PM|                   ~
    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S    E  E       S S E   S S S S E
D#|-----------------------------|---------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------|---------------------------6-----|
F#|-----------------------------|---------------------------5-----|
C#|-3-------3-------5-----6-----|-[5]-3b3.5-------------5s7-------|
G#|---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5---5-5-|-------------5-3-5---3-----------|
D#|-----------------------------|---------------------------------|
|
| Gtr I
|     PM--------------------|       PM------------------------|
| E   S S S S S S S S S S S S    E  S     S S S S S S S S S S S
|-----------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-6---------------------------|--6------------------------------|
|-5---------------------------|--5------------------------------|
|-0---0-0-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-3-0-0-|--0--0-----0-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-3-0-0-|
|-0---0-0-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-3-0-0-|--0--0-----0-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-3-0-0-|
|-0---0-0-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-3-0-0-|--0--0-----0-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-3-0-0-|


    Dm7   D5         Eb5     E5       F5D5
     E     +Q.                +Q         +S   +S
D#|-----------------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------------|
F#|-12b14r(12)b14============(12)-------(12)r(12)-|
C#|-----------------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------------|
|
|         PM-------------------------------|
|  E      S      S S S S S   S  S S S   S    S
|-----------------------------------------------|
|--6--------------------------------------------|
|--5--------------------------------------------|
|--0------0------0-1-1-1-1---2--2-2-3---0----0--|
|--0------0------0-1-1-1-1---2--2-2-3---0----0--|
|--0------0------0-1-1-1-1---2--2-2-3---0----0--|


  Dm7           D5      Eb5                  E5               F5   D5
                 ~~                                                ~~~~~~~
   |----3-----|          |---3---|  |--3---|
   S     +S   S  E    a  S  S    S  S  S   S  S      +S   +S   +S  S +S
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-12b14r(12)p10----------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------12---10h12p10--------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------12p10-10s==8h10b12==(10)r(10)-(10)p8-(8)-|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|                PM--------------------------------------------------|
|  E             S S     S    S     S    S    S       S    S    S  S  S
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--6---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--5---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--0-------------0-0-----1----1-----1----1----2-------2----2----3--0--0--|
|--0-------------0-0-----1----1-----1----1----2-------2----2----3--0--0--|
|--0-------------0-0-----1----1-----1----1----2-------2----2----3--0--0--|


    Dm7 D5   Eb5        E5         F5 D5
   ~~~~~            ~~~~~~~~~
     E.    S  S  S  E    +S   S  S  S  S  S
D#|-----------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------|
F#|----------17-17-17---(17)-15-14h15p14----|
C#|-14----14-----------------------------15-|
G#|-----------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------|
|
|     PM-------------------------------|
|  E  S  S  S  S  S S   S   S  S  S  S  S
|-----------------------------------------|
|--6--------------------------------------|
|--5--------------------------------------|
|--0--0--0--1--1--1-1---2---2--2--3--0--0-|
|--0--0--0--1--1--1-1---2---2--2--3--0--0-|
|--0--0--0--1--1--1-1---2---2--2--3--0--0-|


  Dm7D5  Eb5           E5       F5 D5
   ~~~~~~~~~~~ PM---------------|
   Q      +S   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------14h15p|
|--------(12)----------------14-15-------|
|-17-------------------15-17-------------|
|-------------15-17-19-------------------|
|
|    PM-------------------------------|
|  E S S   S   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|----------------------------------------|
|--6-------------------------------------|
|--5-------------------------------------|
|--0-0-0---1---1--1--1--2--2--2--3--0--0-|
|--0-0-0---1---1--1--1--2--2--2--3--0--0-|
|--0-0-0---1---1--1--1--2--2--2--3--0--0-|


    Dm7 D5  Eb5       E5               F5 D5      Dm7 D5  Eb5       E5         F5D5
                                                   ~~~
     Q.          S  S  S      +S   +S   S  S  S    Q.          S  S  Q.
D#|---------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
F#|-14----------14-15-17b19==(17)r(17)-15-17-15-|-14----------12-14-14b17============|
C#|---------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|
|     PM-----------------------------------|        PM---------------------------|
|  E  S S S S  S  S  S       S    S   S  S  S    E  S S S S  S  S  S     S S S S S
|---------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|--6------------------------------------------|--6---------------------------------|
|--5------------------------------------------|--5---------------------------------|
|--0--0-0-1-1--1--1--2-------2----2---3--0--0-|--0--0-0-1-1--1--1--2-----2-2-3-0-0-|
|--0--0-0-1-1--1--1--2-------2----2---3--0--0-|--0--0-0-1-1--1--1--2-----2-2-3-0-0-|
|--0--0-0-1-1--1--1--2-------2----2---3--0--0-|--0--0-0-1-1--1--1--2-----2-2-3-0-0-|


    Bb5                   A5
   4/4
    Gtr III
                                                ~~~
      E     S  S  S  S  S  S      +E.      +S   Q
D#|--15b17-15-13----13----------------------------------|
A#|--------------15----15-15b17==(15)r====(15)-15-------|
F#|-----------------------------------------------------|
C#|-----------------------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------------------|
|
  | Gtr II
  |                                ~~~~~
  |  +H                           +H
D#|-----------------------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------------------|
F#|-(14)r========================(14)-------------------|
C#|-----------------------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------------------|
|
  | Gtr I
  |   E     E     S  S  S  S      +S  S S   S   S  S  E
D#|-----------------------------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------------------------10-|
F#|---------------------------------------------------9-|
C#|--/8-----8-----8--8--8--7------(7)-7-7---7---9s11----|
G#|--/8-----8-----8--8--8--7------(7)-7-7---7-----------|
D#|--/8-----8-----8--8--8--7------(7)-7-7---7-----------|


    C5                      B5                      Bb5   D5
                                                     ~~~
      E     S  S   S   S  S  S      +S   S  S  S  S  E.
D#|--20b22-20-18--17-----17---------------------------------|
A#|-------------------20----20b22==(20)-20-18----18---------|
F#|-------------------------------------------19----19------|
C#|---------------------------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------|
|
  |  +Q           +Q                 Q.                 E
D#|---------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-(14)---------(14)-----------------------------------x---|
C#|---------------------------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------|
|
  |   E     E      S   S  S  S      +S   S  S  S  S  S  S S
D#|---------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------|
C#|--10----10-----10--10-10--9------(9)--9--9--9--9--8--8-0-|
G#|--10----10-----10--10-10--9------(9)--9--9--9--9--8--8-0-|
D#|--10----10-----10--10-10--9------(9)--9--9--9--9--8--8-0-|


  Dm7          D5          Eb5                        E5                F5
 7/8
                            |-----5-----|
   T   T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-18h=20p18----18h20p18----18h20p18----18h20p18----18h20p18----18h20p18----18h20p18----18-|
|-----------19----------19----------19----------19----------19----------19----------19----|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
  |  \1______________________________________________________________________________________
  |  H..
D#|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|--0--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|               PM------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  E            S     S     S        S     S     S     S     S     S     S     S     S
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--6--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--5--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--0------------0-----0-----1--------1-----1-----1-----2-----2-----2-----3-----0-----0----|
|--0------------0-----0-----1--------1-----1-----1-----2-----2-----2-----3-----0-----0----|
|--0------------0-----0-----1--------1-----1-----1-----2-----2-----2-----3-----0-----0----|


    Dm7   D5    Eb5        E5       F5D5
     E     S  S  S  S  E    +Q         +S   S
D#|---------------------------------------------|
A#|-20b22-20-18----18---------------------------|
F#|-------------19----19---(19)-------(19)s12---|
C#|---------------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------|
|
  |  H..
D#|---------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------|
C#|---------------------------------------------|
G#|--0------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------|
|
|        PM------------------------------|
|  E     S  S  S  S  S S   S  S S S   S   S
|---------------------------------------------|
|--6------------------------------------------|
|--5------------------------------------------|
|--0-----0--0--1--1--1-1---2--2-2-3---0---0---|
|--0-----0--0--1--1--1-1---2--2-2-3---0---0---|
|--0-----0--0--1--1--1-1---2--2-2-3---0---0---|


    Dm7      D5  Eb5           E5        F5      D5
     +Q           +S   s  s  s  s   s  s  T  +T   S  S
D#|----------------------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------------------------|
F#|-(12)b14======(12)-12-12-12-12--12-12-12r(12)p10----|
C#|-------------------------------------------------12-|
G#|----------------------------------------------------|
D#|----------------------------------------------------|
|
  |   \3.5______________________________________________
  |   H                         Q.
D#|----------------------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------------------------|
F#|----------------------------------------------------|
C#|----------------------------------------------------|
G#|---0-------------------------0----------------------|
D#|----------------------------------------------------|
|
|   ~~~~~~~PM-------------------------------------|
|   E      S S   S   S  S  S  S   S  S  S       S  S
|----------------------------------------------------|
|--18------------------------------------------------|
|--17------------------------------------------------|
|---0------0-0---1---1--1--1--2---2--2--3-------0--0-|
|---0------0-0---1---1--1--1--2---2--2--3-------0--0-|
|---0------0-0---1---1--1--1--2---2--2--3-------0--0-|


                         D.S. al Coda
    Dm7 D5   Eb5         E5       F5
     ~~~
     E   E    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  +E
D#|----------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------------|
F#|-10-------------------------------------|
C#|-----12---10h12-12-12-12-10-10----------|
G#|-------------------------------12-(12)\-|
D#|----------------------------------------|
|
  | +H.                                E
D#|----------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------------|
F#|----------------------------------------|
C#|----------------------------------------|
G#|-(0)------------------------------------|
D#|----------------------------------------|
|
|      PM-----------------------|
|  E   S S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S   E
|----------------------------------------|
|--6-------------------------------------|
|--5-------------------------------------|
|--0---0-0--1--1--1--1--2--2--2--3-------|
|--0---0-0--1--1--1--1--2--2--2--3-------|
|--0---0-0--1--1--1--1--2--2--2--3-------|


 [Outro Chorus]

    &
    Bb5        A5                    C5             B5            Bb5
   4/4
    Gtr I
     E E S S S S +S  S S S S  S  E    E  E  S  S  S S +S  S S S S S S S
D#|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------10-|-------------------------------------|
F#|------------------------------9-|-------------------------------------|
C#|-/8-8-8-8-8-7-(7)-7-7-7-9s11----|-10-10-10-10-10-9-(9)-9-9-9-9-8-8s5--|
G#|-/8-8-8-8-8-7-(7)-7-7-7---------|-10-10-10-10-10-9-(9)-9-9-9-9-8-8s5--|
D#|-/8-8-8-8-8-7-(7)-7-7-7---------|-10-10-10-10-10-9-(9)-9-9-9-9-8-8s5--|


    Bb5        A5                    C5             B5            Bb5
     E E S S S S +S  S S S S  S  E    E  E  S  S  S S +S  S S S S S +E
D#|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------*|
A#|-----------------------------10-|-------------------------------------*|
F#|------------------------------9-|-------------------------------------*|
C#|-/8-8-8-8-8-7-(7)-7-7-7-9s11----|-10-10-10-10-10-9-(9)-9-9-9-9-8-(8)\-*|
G#|-/8-8-8-8-8-7-(7)-7-7-7---------|-10-10-10-10-10-9-(9)-9-9-9-9-8-(8)\-*|
D#|-/8-8-8-8-8-7-(7)-7-7-7---------|-10-10-10-10-10-9-(9)-9-9-9-9-8-(8)\-*|


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff


Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash


Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths


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im_atheist 355 Jan 03, 2006 11:12 AM

damn right its fcuking accurate its practically text book, ive seen live versions and the video, well done! \m/

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metal4all 50 Jun 04, 2006 11:10 AM

awesome tab

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RobG&D 76 Oct 20, 2006 03:21 PM

what's the correct way for playing 18h20p18 18h20p18 fast and properly?
19
i mean i know its hammer 18 pull of 20 etc.
but whats the proper way of doing it (finger positioning etc.)

thanks for any help.

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