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Alter Bridge - 'Never Born to Follow'
Bonus Track from 'AB III'
Tuning - Drop Db
Tabbed by jjhand

Another good heavy song from Alter Bridge with some harder soloing 
in this one. Note: Intro and verse are in 6/4, Chorus is in 4/4 time.
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Intro/Verse Riff - Guitar 1, with phaser
eb|-------------0----------|
Bb|----3-----3-----3-----3-|
Gb|-5-----5-----------5----|
Db|------------------------|
Ab|------------------------|
Db|------------------------|


I know you feel it tonight
She’s a million miles from the life
Never to return
She left it all behind


Before Chorus - Guitar 2
eb|--------3----------------|-------------------------|
Bb|------6--------3---------|-------------------------|
Gb|----5-----5--------------|--------3----------------|
Db|-3-----------------------|------3-------4----------|
Ab|------------3------------|-1--1--------------------|
Db|-------------------------|-----------0-------------|
"If only I could have known  The things she held in her soul"


|--------5------------------|-------------------------|
|------6---6----5-----------|-------------------------|
|----5----------------------|------3----2-------------|
|-3-------------------------|----3------0-------------|
|------------5--------------|-1---------0--------/x\--|
|---------------------------|-----------0--------/x\--|
"She harbored so much hurt   She faced the world alone"






Chorus
       Db5                Gb5                        E5          B5
|-----------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|-----------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|-7----7---7-7--7--7----|--------------------------|-------------5--5--5-5----|
|-7----7---7-7--7--7--4-|-5--5--5---5-5--5--5---5\-|-3--3--3-3---5--5--5-5----|
|-5----5---5-5--5--5----|-5--5--5---5-5--5--5---5\-|-3--3--3-3---3--3--3-3----|
|-0---------------------|-5--5--5---5-5--5--5---5\-|-3--3--3-3----------------|
"She dropped out and just tore herself away She was never born to follow"


|-----------------------------|-----------------------|--------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------|--------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-7----7---7-7--7--7----|--------------------------|
|---------------------5---5---|-7----7---7-7--7--7--4-|-5--5--5---5-5--5--5---5\-|
|---------5-----------3---2---|-5----5---5-5--5--5----|-5--5--5---5-5--5--5---5\-|
|-0-5-7-0-----0-5-7-0---------|-0---------------------|-5--5--5---5-5--5--5---5\-|
                               "Dropped out of a world she couldn’t take, she was"



|------------------------|------
|------------------------|------
|---------5--5-----------|------
|-3--3----5--5-----------|-0----
|-3--3----3--3-----------|-0----
|-3--3------------2b3r2--|-0----
"never born to follow"





Verse - Similar to Before, except additional overdub part is repeated -

"Into this life she was born
A firefly in the storm
And god how she would burn
She needed so much more"




play 1:42-1:55                  Ending
|---10--10--10--10--&--|      |-10-------------------|
|-13--13--13--13----&--|      |-13gb15---------------|
|----------------------|      |----------------------|
|----------------------|      |----------------------|
|----------------------|      |----------------------|
|----------------------|      |----------------------|
"She never said good-bye"
"So it came as no surprise"
"I always feared the worst"
"The fate she had to find"




(1:58) Play Chorus Again

Lead Guitar Lick (2:05) 

|-15b17r15--13-----13qb-----------15PH-13b-----|
|-------------15------------13--15-------------|
|------------------------/14--14---------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|





Bridge - play, then repeat 2x similarly (play last chord 3x on repeat 1)
                      Gb/A
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------------------0---0---|---------------------5---9---|
|---------------------0---0---|---------5-----------5---9---|
|-----0---5~------0---1---1---|-----0---2-------0---3---7---|
|-0-5---0-----0-5---0---------|-0-5---0-----0-5---0---------|




Bridge Pt. 2 - Split parts (Guitar 2 plays chords written)

  Gutiar 1 (possibly 2 overdubs, note the parts played multiple times)

|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|-6-6-6-6-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|---8---8---8---8---8---8---8---8-|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
  A5 (x133xx)                       Gb5 (555xxx)
          "What else could be said           What else could be done"


|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---8---8---8---8---8---8---8---8-|---8---8---8---8---8---8---8---8-|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 Db5 (with PM & accents)            B5 (x355xx)
          "Life has slipped away    Should have could have over come"



|-13-13-13-12-{12-12-12-12}-------|-13-13-13-12-{12-12-12-12}-------|
|-10-10-10-10-{10-10-10-10}-x3----|-10-10-10-10-{10-10-10-10}-x3----|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
  A5                                 Gb5
           "Still I miss her face             Brighter than the sun" 



|-{12-12-12-12}-------------------|-{12-12-12-12}--------------------|
|-{10-10-10-10}-x4----------------|-------------x2-----7-------7-----|
|---------------------------------|-{9--9--9--9-}----8---8\6-8---8\6-|
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
 Db5 (with PM & accents)            B5
"She had to find her way             She dared to dream, She dared to"





End of Bridge - 6/4 time, play 2x
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------5--5------------------|-3----3--------------------------|
|-3----3----5--5------------------|-3----3----1--0------------------|
|-3----3----3--3------------------|-1----1----1--0------------------|
|-3----3--------------------------|-----------1--0------------------|
 "run"





(3:19) Play Chorus Again
|-------13--13h17p13--13--13h17p13--13--13h17p13--13---
|-15-15---15--------15--15--------15--15--------15--15-
|------------------------------------------------------ continued
|------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------


--13h17p13/15h19p15-------13----------|
---------------------13h15--15p13h15\-|
--------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------|




Outro Solo:
|-----------------------------------|------------------------
|------13--13~~---------------------|------------------------
|-12b14__-b14~~-14pbr12-10-12-12~---|-11--12--11--12--12b14~~
|-----------------------------------|------------------------
|-----------------------------------|------------------------
|-----------------------------------|------------------------


-10---------------|---------------15\13-10----------------------|
---13p10-----13p10|-12gb13------15--------15\13-10-10--------10-|
--------12b14-----|----------------------------------12p10-12---|
------------------|---------------------------------------------|
------------------|---------------------------------------------|
------------------|---------------------------------------------|


|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-12b14r12-10-------10---------/14-10---10-10-----|
|------------12p10----12---9-12--------------12---|
|-----------------12---------------------------12-|
|-------------------------------------------------|


|---------15b17--b17___r15~~|-14--15-14--15-17p15p13-17-13---13FL---13-|
|---------------------------|-------------------------------------15---|
|-----0---------------------|------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-0-------------------------|------------------------------------------|

add wah (notes are close as I can get, its a D phrygian riff):
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-13p11p10--------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------12p10-----12p10-----------------------------------------------|
|--------------13p12-----13p12p10--10h12--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------13-----13p11p10h11---------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------14p12p10h12h10-9tr10-|
end on a low PH (not sure what fret)


Play Bridge to end song




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

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| PH  pinch harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| r   Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| gb  gradual bend (slowly increase pitch)
| qb  quarter bend (slight pitch change)
| FL  flutter (hit tremelo bar quickly to vibrate fretted string)
| tr  trill (alternate notes)

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