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Before Tomorrow Comes bass

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Alter Bridge - "Before Tomorrow Comes"
From the Album "Blackbird"
Tuning - 5 String Bass down 1/2 step
tabbed by jjhand

A great melodic number by Alter Bridge with nice doubling of the melody
in the bass track. Please rate or comment.


Intro-

Gb|--------|--------|---------------------------|----------------------------|
Db|--------|--------|---------------------------|----------------------------|
Ab|--------|--------|------------4-6-7---6---4--|-0----0-0----0--------------|
Eb|--------|--------|----------7----------------|---------------0-0--0-0---0-|
Bb|-0------|-(0)----|-(0)-----------------------|----------------------------|


|------------------------------|---------------------------|--------|
|------------------------------|---------------------------|--------|
|---------------4-6-7---6---4--|-0---0-0------0------------|--------|
|-------------7----------------|----------------0-0---0-0--|--------|
|-0---0-0---0------------------|---------------------------|-0------|



Verse Riff - pt 1

||----------------------------|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
||----------------------------|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
||----------------------------|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
||-4h7-7--7----7-7-7-4----4---|-4h7-7--7----7-7-7-4----4----|-4h7-7--7----7-7-7-4----4---|
||----------------------------|-----------------------------|----------------------------|

1. "I couldn't sleep I had to listen                        To a conscience knowing so well"
2."Will I find some kind of conviction?                     Will I bid the hero farewell?"


|------------------------------|----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|------------------------------|----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------6-7-9-9--9-|----------------------------|-------------------6-7-9-9---|
|-4h7-7--7----7-7-7------------|-4h7-7--7----7-7-7-4----4---|-4h7-7--7----7-7-7-----------|
|------------------------------|----------------------------|-----------------------------|

                               1. "That nothing comes from indifference          I look in-"

                               2. "Will I be defined by things that could have been?"


1st Ending 
|-------------|------------------------------|  Back to top of verse
|-------------|------------------------------|  
|-0-----------|------------------------------|
|-------0-----|-------------0/7-7-7-7-7-7----|
|-------------|-0----0--0--------------------|
"side               of myself"



2nd Ending

|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-0---0---0-0---0----------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------0-----0-0-0----|---------7-------7---7-----7------|
|--------------------------------|-0-----0-------0---0-----0---0--0-|

"I guess time will only tell"


|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-0---0---0-0---0-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|-----------------7-7---7p6-----|
|---------------------------------|-5h7-7-7-----7---------------7-|
|---------------------------------|---------0---------------------|

"I guess time will only tell"





Chorus

1,2
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-0---0---0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0-|----------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-0---0---0-0----0-0---0---0-0---0-|
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
            "Before tomorrow    comes             before you turn away"
                                             you can change everything"


1st Ending
|--------------------------------|---------------------------|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------|
|------------------------7-7---7-|-7-6---6-6---6---4---4-----|
|--------/7-----7---7------------|-----------------------7---|
|-0---0-----------0--------------|---------------------------|
   "(Why?                           Why?)    take the hand in me"

2nd Ending
|---------------------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------|
|-------7------7---7--------------|---------------------|
|-0--------------0---0----5-5---5-|-5-4----4----4-------|






Pre-Verse 2 Bars
|----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|----------------------------|-------------------6-7-9-9---|
|-4h7-7--7----7-7-7-4----4---|-4h7-7--7----7-7-7-----------|
|----------------------------|-----------------------------|




Verse 2 - Play Verse Riff again, but only take ending #2

"I curse my worth and every comfort
That blinded me for way too long
Damn it all I'll make a difference from now on
Cause I'm wide awake to it all
Cause I'm wide awake to it all"


Play Chorus Again but change 2nd Chorus Ending to

|-----------------------------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-------------------------|
|-3---3---3-3----3--2---2---2-2---2-|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
  "-thing_________________"

-------------------------|
-------------------------|
-------------------------|
-/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------|
-------------------------|

"Does anyone care it aint right"



Bridge (vocals continue) - play similarly 3x 

|-------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-0----0--0----0----------------------|--------------------------------|
|-----------------0--0--0---0--0---0--|---------7--7----7--7----7---7--|
|-------------------------------------|-0---0--------------------------|
1.            what we're doing              Does anyone care it aint"
2. "right     where we're going             Does anyone dare justify" 
3. "______    how we're living?             Does anyone here care at"


Bridge ending
|---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------|-------------------7-7-7--6-----|
|-----------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-----------------------------7--|
|---------------------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--------------|

  "all?                                             so don't let it be"



Play Chorus Again similarly 1x (rhythms may vary)


|-----------------------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------|
|---------7--7-------7--------------|-----------------------|
|-0---0-----------0-------5--5---5--|-5--4----4----4--4-----|


|---------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------|-----------------4-6-7--6--4-|
|-----------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---------------7-------------|
|---------------------------------|-0----0-0----0---------------|
"We could be so much more than we are"

|---------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-----------------4-6-7--6--4-|
|---------------------------------|---------------7-------------|
|---------------------------------|-0----0-0----0---------------|
"We could be so much more than we are"

|---------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------|-----------------4-6-7--6--4-|
|-----------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---------------7-------------|
|---------------------------------|-0----0-0----0---------------|
"We could be so much more than we are             oh, this much I"


 SLOWS DOWN
|---------------------------------|--------------------------|
|---------------------------------|--------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------|--------------------------|
|-----------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-0------------------------|
"know                   hey hey____________"

            
            
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