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Cradle To The Grave Bass Tab

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About this tab version
First Version of bass tab. All parts are there, but help is welcomed. Was this info helpful? Yes No
Artist:   Alter Bridge
Song:     Cradle to the Grave
Tuning:   5 string Bass standard tuning
Tabbed by: jjhand

Great chord progressions and melody in this one. The bass 
groove fits in great. Please rate or comment


Volume Swell during intro (0:21)
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|
A|--------------------|
E|-5~-----------------|
B|--------------------|



Main Riff (0:24)

G|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-------------------4-----|
E|-2-----2------2-5-4--4-2-----|-2-----------------------|
B|----------3-5------------3-5-|---3---3----3-2-2----2---|

G|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-2-----2------2-5-4--4-2-----|-2-----------------------|
B|----------3-5------------3-5-|---3---3----3-2-2--2--2--|

G|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-------------------4-----|
E|-2-----2------2-5-4--4-2-----|-2-----------------------|
B|----------3-5------------3-5-|---3---3----3-2-2----2---|

G|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-5-----5----5-5--5-----------|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------6---|-(6)---------------------|




Verse 1

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

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

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

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

G|-------------------------|----------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A|------------9--9--9------|----------------------------------------|
E|-7-------7/---------9----|-----------------12-12-12-12-12-12-12\--|
B|----------------------7--|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/-------------------------|



Chorus - Play Main Riff Again




Verse 2
G|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|
D|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|
A|----------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|
E|-7--------------|-------------5-|-7-------------|--------------|
B|--------7-------|-5---------8---|--------7------|-5------------|

   Lyrics start
G|----------------------|------------------|---------------------|
D|----------------------|------------------|---------------------|
A|---------5------------|------------------|-----------9---9---9\|
E|-7---------7----------|----------------5-|-7------/9-----------|
B|-------------7--------|-5------------8---|---------------------|

G|------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------|
D|------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------|
A|---------------/9-7-----|-----------------------|-----------------|
E|--------------------9-8-|-7--------7------------|----------------5|
B|-5----------------------|------------7----------|-5------------8--|

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

G|-------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|------------9--9--9------|-----------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E|-7-------7/---------9----|---------------------------------|
B|----------------------7--|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------|




Chorus 2 
G|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-------------------4-----|
E|-2-----2------2-5-4--4-2-----|-2-----------------------|
B|----------3-5------------3-5-|---3---3----3-2-2----2---|

G|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-2-----2------2-5-4--4-2-----|-2-----------------------|
B|----------3-5------------3-5-|---3---3----3-2-2--2--2--|

G|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-2-----2------2-5-4---4------|-------------------------|
B|----------3-5-------------3--|----3--3----3-2-2--------|

G|-------------------------|----------------------------|
D|-------------------------|----------------------------|
A|-------------------------|----------------------------|
E|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|----------------------------|
B|-------------------------|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--6--7--9-----|





Bridge
G|---------------------|-----------------------------|
D|---------------------|-----------------------------|
A|---------------------|-----------------------------|
E|-7--7----------------|-------7---------7-------7---|
B|-----------7--7------|-5--5-----5--4-5-----4-5-----|

G|---------------------|---------------------------|
D|---------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------|-------7-------------------|
B|-0--0------7--7------|-5--5--------5--5--5-5-5---|

G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|----------------------4--|
E|-------------------4-----|
B|-6--6--6--6--6--7--------|



Second Bridge Riff, play 4x
G|---------------------------|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|-4-3-----------------------|
A|-5-5---------5-5-5---------|-------------5-----4-------|
E|---------------------3-2---|---------------3-2---2-1-0-|
B|-----2-------------------2-|-----2---------------------|




Solo Section 
G|-----------------------|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|-----------------------|
E|-2----2---0-2--2--5----|-----------------------|
B|---------------------2-|-3----3----3--3-3----3-|

G|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------5--4--------|
E|-------------------------|-7-----7-----------7--5--|
B|-2-----2-----2--3--5--7--|-------------------------|

G|-----------------------|-------------------------|
D|-----------------------|-------------------------|
A|-----------------------|-------5-----------------|
E|-2----2---0-2--2--5----|-------------------------|
B|---------------------2-|-3-----------3--3--3--0--|

G|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------5--4--------|
E|-------------------------|-7-----7-----------5-----|
B|-2-----2-----2--3--5--7--|----------------------7--|



Bridge to Final Chorus
G|---------------------------|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|-4-3-----------------------|
A|-5-5---------5-5-5---------|-------------5-----4-------|
E|---------------------3-2---|---------------3-2---2-1-0-|
B|-----2-------------------2-|-----2---------------------|

                               2/4
G|---------------------------|-----------------|
D|---------------------------|-4-3-------------|
A|-5-5---------5-5-5---------|-----------------|  
E|---------------------3-2---|-----------------| 
B|-----2-------------------2-|-----2--2/-------|

   4/4 time again
G|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------4---5-4-----|-------------4---5-------|
B|-3---5---7-----------7-5-|-3---5---7---------------|





Final Chorus - 
G|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-------------------4-----|
E|-2-----2------2-5-4--4-2-----|-2-----------------------|
B|----------3-5------------3-5-|---3---3----3-2-2----2---|

G|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-2-----2------2-5-4--4-2-----|-2-----------------------|
B|----------3-5------------3-5-|---3---3----3-2-2--2--2--|

G|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-2-----2------2-5-4---4------|-------------------------|
B|----------3-5-------------3--|----3--3----3-2-2--------|

G|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|-------7-----------------|
B|-------------------------|-6--6-----6--6--7--9-----|

G|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-------------------4-----|
E|-2-----2------2-5-4--4-2-----|-2-----------------------|
B|----------3-5------------3-5-|---3---3----3-2-2----2---|

G|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-2-----2------2-5-4--4-2-----|-2-----------------------|
B|----------3-5------------3-5-|---3---3----3-2-2--2--2--|

G|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-2-----2------2-5-4---4------|-------------------------|
B|----------3-5-------------3--|----3--3----3-2-2--------|

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




Ending:

   play this line 3x
G|---------------------------|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|-4-3-----------------------|
A|-5-5---------5-5-5---------|-------------5-----4-------|
E|---------------------3-2---|---------------3-2---2-1-0-|
B|-----2-------------------2-|-----2---------------------|

                               2/4
G|---------------------------|-----------------|
D|---------------------------|-4-3-------------|
A|-5-5---------5-5-5---------|-----------------|  
E|---------------------3-2---|-----------------| 
B|-----2-------------------2-|-----2--2/-------|

   4/4 time again
G|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------4-4-5-----|-------------------4-4-4-5--4--|
B|-3-3-3-5-5-5-7-7-7--------2--|-3-3-3-5-5-5-7-7-7-------------|

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


Lyrics:
[Verse 1]
Mother, tell me
I long to hear the stories
Just like long ago
All these memories
Start to fade before me
I cannot let them go
No, I can't let them go

[Chorus]
From the cradle to the grave
It's a fear I can't escape
Who will be my hiding place when you're gone, oh
Oh, oh

[Verse 2]
Father, stay here
Don't leave me like the other
No, I need you so
All you gave me
Father, how you loved me
Treated like your own
Don't ever let me go

[Chorus]
From the cradle to the grave
It's a fear I can't escape
Who will be my hiding place when you're gone

[Bridge]
There's no way to deny the brevity of life

[Guitar Solo]

As time keeps marching on, all we have is lost

[Guitar Solo]

As time keeps marching on, all we have is lost
Nothing lasts forever, nothing stays the same

[Chorus]
From the cradle to the grave
It's a fear I can't escape
Who will be my hiding place when you're gone

From the cradle to the grave
It's a fear I can't escape
Who will be my hiding place when you're gone

[Outro]
How am I to carry on
How am I to carry on
(As time keeps marching on)
How am I to carry on?
(All we have is lost)
Nothing lasts forever, nothing ever stays the same


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Key:
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| ~  vibrato
| () Hold note from last bar
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