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Alter Bridge - "Ghost of Days Gone By"
From the Album "AB III"
Tuning - Guitar 1 - Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
         Guitar 2 - Db Ab Db Ab Db Db (needed for Main riff & solo)
tabbed by jjhand


As of 1/12/11, I updated this with help from youtube. Thanks for the 
comments & ratings!  



Intro - Guitar 1 w/ flanger
eb|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--9-|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-|
Bb|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
Gb|-------------------------|-------------------------|
Db|-------------------------|-------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------|-------------------------|
Db|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10----|-------------------------|
|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|




Main Riff - at 0:07

    Guitar 1, similar to intro
eb|-------10----------------|--9---------------|-10----------------|
Bb|-------10----x8----------|-10----x8---------|-10----x8----------|
Gb|-------------------------|------------------|-------------------|
Db|-------------------------|------------------|-------------------|
Ab|-------------------------|------------------|-------------------|
Db|-------------------------|------------------|-------------------| 
  |
  | Guitar 2 - w/ fingers (w/ pick-up notes from previous beat)
db|-0h2-|-4-2-0-------------|-------------------|------------------|
db|-----|-------0-----0-----|---------------0---|-------------0----|
Ab|-----|---------4-0-------|-------------------|-4-------------2--|
Db|-----|-------------------|-------------4-----|-2----------------|
Ab|-----|-------2---------2-|-2---2-2-2-2-----0-|-----0-0-0-0------|
Db|-0---|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|


  Guitar 1
|--12-------------|-10-----------12-|-12----------------|
|--10----x8-------|-10----x7-----10-|-10----x8----------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------| 
|
| Guitar 2
|---------------0-|-----------------|-------------------|
|-------------2---|-0---------------|-------------------|
|---4-----2h4-----|---------0-------|-------------------|
|-------2---------|---------------0-|(0)--------0-4p2p0-|
|-0---0-----------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-5-5-5---5-5-5---|-5-5-5-5-5---------|


  Guitar 1
|-10--------------|-10--------------|
|-10----x8--------|-10----x8--------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------| 
|
| Guitar 2
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-12--------------|
|-------------9/10|-----9~~---------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|---0---0-0-0-0-0-|





Verse 1- Repeat Main Riff 2x

"The misery I know
Like a friend that won't let go
Is creeping up on me now once again

So I sing this song tonight
To the ghost that will not die
And somehow it seems to haunt til the end"




Chorus - 2 Guitars w/ Distortion (Guitar with open tuning is similar)
                Gb2                              Ebm    Ebm7
db|-----------|---------------|----------------|--------0------|-----0---------|
Bb|-----------|---------------|----------------|--------3------|-----3---------|
Gb|-----------|--------7------|-----7----------|-0------0------|-0---0---------|
Db|-x-0-0-12\-|-7------7------|-7---7----------|-2------2------|-2---2---------|
Ab|-x-0-0-12\-|-5------5------|-5---5----------|-2------2------|-2---2-----x-x-|
Db|-x---------|-5------5------|-5---5----------|-2------2------|-2---2-----x-x-|

             "Do you feel the same            For what was remained"

  Bb5                            Ab5    Ab
|------------------|------------------|-------------|------------|
|-0-------0--------|-0---0---0--------|-2--2--2--2--|-2--0-------|
|-4-------4--------|-4---4---4---2----|-2--2--2--2--|-2--2----2--|
|-4-------4--------|-4---4---4---2----|-2--2--2--2--|-2--2----2--|
|-2-------2--------|-2---2---2---0----|-0--0--0--0--|-0--0----0--|
|------------------|------------------|-------------|------------|
"Yesterday is gone, we can't go back again"


|---------------|----------------|-0-------
|---------------|----------------|-3-------
|--------7------|-----7----------|-0-------
|-7------7------|-7---7----------|-2-------
|-5------5------|-5---5----------|-2-------
|-5------5------|-5---5----------|-2-------
"Do you ever cry        for the Ghost of Days Gone By"





Verse 2 - Play Main Riff again 1x, then lyrics enter & repeat riff 2x

"I remember summer days
We were young & unafraid
With innocence we'd glide beneath the stars

It seems so long ago
Beyond the life that I now know
Before the years would have their way & break my heart"



(1:53) Play Chorus Again




Heavy Part - Starting at (2:14)

  Guitar 2
|-------------------|
|-------------------|
|-------------------|
|-0-----------------|
|-0--hold-----------|
|-0-----------------|
|
| Guitar 1 - w/ tremelo set for eighth note spurts (play 2x)
|--8---------|--------------|-13-----------|-13-----------|
|-10---------|-11-------10--|-10-----------|-10-----------|
|------------|-10-------10--|--------------|--------------|
|------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
 





2:28 - PM all notes, except open strings (play 2x) 
-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
-----------------|-----5---3-5-1p0-|-1-1-0________V____-|
-8p4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-0-3---4-----1p0-|-1-1-0________V____-|
        "And I know it's drawing closer
         With each day I feel the end"

V = open strings are lowered in pitch & released by pressing whammy bar down 



Part II -

***play 3x                                 4th time
|-----------------|-----------------|     -----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|     -----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|     -----------------|------------4NH--|
|-----------------|-----------------|     -----------------|------------5NH--|
|-----------------|-----5---3-5-1p0-|     -----------------|-----5---3-------|
|-8p4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-0-3---4-----1p0-|     -8p4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-0-3---4---------|
"I...                  don't want to die"  etc.





(2:56) Heavy Riff 2
  Guitar 1
|----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-----3-----3-----|
|-8-4-4-4-4------|-0-3-5-0-4-5-1p0-|
|-8-4-4-4-4------|-0-3---0-4---1p0-|
|
| Guitar overdub
|----------------|-----------------|
|---------3------|-----3-----3-----|
|---------2------|-----2-----2-----|
|---------0------|-----0-----0-----|
|----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-----------------|
  "Die!________________________"







Solo - Guitar 2 ( Guitar 1 plays Chorus Chords as indicated)

         Gb2                                     Ebm
db|---------------------------|-------------0-0--|-0----0--0--0--0--0-|
db|-x\---0---0--0--0--0--0--0-|-0---0-------0-0--|/12--12-12-12-10-12-|
Ab|-x\--/12--12-12-12-12-10-9-|-10-/12~~---------|--------------------|
Db|---------------------------|------------------|--------------------|
Ab|---------------------------|------------------|--------------------|
Db|---------------------------|------------------|--------------------|


                           Bb5
|--0---0-----0---------0-|------------------|---------------------------|
|/17--17~---16h17p16-----|---------12-------|-12----12-16-14-12---------|
|------------------------|----16------16----|----16------------16-14-12-|
|------------------------|------------------|---------------------------|
|------------------------|-14----14------14-|---------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------|---------------------------|


  Ab5
|-----------------|-----14TP-----------|
|---------12------|-10-----------------|
|-12---12----12---|--------------------|
|-12--------------|--------------------|
|-12--------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|






Final Chorus
db|---------------|----------------|--------0------|-----0---------|
Bb|---------------|----------------|--------3------|-----3---------|
Gb|--------7------|-----7----------|-0------0------|-0---0---------|
Db|-7------7------|-7---7----------|-2------2------|-2---2---------|
Ab|-5------5------|-5---5----------|-2------2------|-2---2-----x-x-|
Db|-5------5------|-5---5----------|-2------2------|-2---2-----x-x-|
1.  "Do you feel the same            For what was remained"
2.  "Do you ever cry for the         Ghost of Days Gone By, Or do they"


  Bb5                            Ab5    Ab
|------------------|------------------|-------------|------------|
|-0-------0--------|-0---0---0--------|-2--2--2--2--|-2--0-------|
|-4-------4--------|-4---4---4---2----|-2--2--2--2--|-2--2----2--|
|-4-------4--------|-4---4---4---2----|-2--2--2--2--|-2--2----2--|
|-2-------2--------|-2---2---2---0----|-0--0--0--0--|-0--0----0--|
|------------------|------------------|-------------|------------|
1. "Yesterday is gone, we can't go back again"
2. " haunt you like a ghost until the end?  Haunt you until the ..."




Ending - Guitar 1 Repeats similarly until end:

db|-22-22-22-22-22-22-|-22-22-22-22b24-b24-22-|---19-----19---19--|----19---19---19-|
Bb|-------------------|-----------------------|-----20b22--b22----|-b22--b22--b22---|
Gb|-------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
Db|-------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
Ab|-------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
Db|-------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|-----------------|

Guitar 2 plays "Heavy Riff 2" from before





KEY
************************************

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| NH  natural harmonic
| PM  palm mute
| V   push tremelo bar in to lower string tone & release
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| r   Bend release
************************************
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tremonti92 10 Oct 13, 2010 05:32 PM

if u have mark's dvd and u click on home studio in the story section the riff hes playing on the tape recorder is the same riff that guitar 2 plays for the main riff which is in opend5 d a d a d d so both guitars r in open d5 tuning trust me i have mark's dvd

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jjhand 10,837 Oct 14, 2010 08:58 AM

No, that must be a different song in DADADD. I tested my riffs with guitar pro to verify the pitch with the recording (I just don't do too many songs in 'pro' because it takes forever). I don't have Mark's DVD, but I know what I wrote is pitch accurate, and the solo requires ringing open strings that are not available in the open D5 tuning.

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tremonti92 10 Oct 14, 2010 05:17 PM

im tellin u its in open d5 its the same one thats on marks dvd that is playing on the tape recorder ill upload it on you tube to prove it my username is lilbatista11492

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