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Alter Bridge - Watch Over You
From "Blackbird" album
Tabbed by jjhand 
Open G Tuning (D G D G B D),
   
***Updated with lyrics during guitar parts, and correct acoustic chords
Please rate and comment if you like this.


[Repeated Acoustic Intro & Verse Riff] (strum softly & let strings ring)
 
D|-0--0-0-0-0----0--0--0-|--0--0-0--0-0--0---0-0-|--0--0-0--0----0--0--0-|
B|-0--0-0-0-10---0-12--0-|--5--5-3--3-3--3---3-0-|--0--0-0--10---0--12-0-|
G|-0--0-0-0-0----0--0--0-|--0--0-0--0-0--0---0-0-|--0--0-0--0----0--0--0-|
D|-0--------10-----12----|--5-------5----5-------|--0-------10------12---|
G|-0--------0------0-----|--0-------0----0-------|--0-------0-------0----|
D|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|

D|--0--0-0--0-0-0---0---0-0---|
B|--5--5-5--5-5-5---5/7-7-7--o|
G|--0--0-0--0-0-0---0---0-0---|
D|--5--5-5--5-5-5---5/7-7-7---|
G|--0----0--0-------0--------o|
D|----------------------------|


[As Acoustic continues playing Intro, Electric comes in]

Clean Electric Riff (played softly as singing begins, 'answering' vocals)
D|--------|-------------|--------|----------|-------|--------------|----------|
B|--------|---13-12-13~-|-(13)---|----------|-------|--13-12-13/15-|-(15)-----|
G|-*4-----|-------------|--------|----------|-------|--------------|----------|
D|-*4-----|-------------|--------|----*4-*7-|--(7)--|--------------|----------|
G|-*4-----|-------------|--------|----------|-------|--------------|----------|
D|--------|-------------|--------|----------|-------|--------------|----------|
"Leaves are on the ground  Fall has come     Blue skies turning grey Like my love"

D|------|------------|--------------|--------|----------|------|------------|
B|------|-*4---------|----13-12-13~-|-(13)---|----------|------|---12-------|
G|-REST-|-*4---------|--------------|--------|----------|------|------------|
D|------|-*4---------|--------------|--------|----*4-*7-|-(7)--|------------|
G|------|------------|--------------|--------|----------|------|------------|
D|------|------------|--------------|--------|----------|------|------------|
        "I tried to carry you      And make you whole         But it was never enough I must"


  Acoustic
D|--0--0--0----0--0--0--0--|----0-0---0--|----0-0---0--|----0-0----0--|--0--0-0---0-0-|
B|--12----12---12-12-12-12-|----3-3---3--|----3-3---3--|----3-3----3--|--0--0-0---0-0-|
G|--0--0--0----0--0--0--0--|----0-0---0--|----0-0---0--|----0-0----0--|--0--0-0---0-0-|
D|--12----12---12-12-12-12-|----5-5---5--|----5-5---5--|----5-5----5--|--0--0-0---0-0-|
G|--0-----0----0--0--0--0--|-------------|-------------|--5------5----|--0--0-0---0-0-|
D|-------------------------|--2-----2----|-0-0----0----|--------------|---------4-----|
 |
 |Electric
D|-------------------------|----0-0---0--|----0-0---0--|--0--0-0----0-|---------------|
B|-12-12-12-12-13-13-13-12-|----3-3---3--|----3-3---3--|--5--5-5----5-|--0---0--0-0---|
G|-------------------------|----0-0---0--|----0-0---0--|--0--0-0----0-|--0---0--0-0---|
D|-------------------------|----5-5---5--|----5-5---5--|--5--5-5----5-|--0---0--0-0---|
G|-------------------------|-------------|-------------|--5--5-5--5---|--2h4-4--2---0-|
D|-------------------------|--2-----2----|-0-0----0----|--------------|---------------|
     "go_____________"      "Who______________ is going to save you when I'm gone?"



  Acoustic                    downstroke
D|----0-0---0--|----0-0---0--|----------|----------|
B|----3-3---3--|----3-3---3--|--5-------|----------|
G|----0-0---0--|----0-0---0--|--0-------|---REST---|
D|----5-5---5--|----5-5---5--|--5-------|----------|
G|-------------|-------------|--5-------|----------|
D|--2-----2----|-0-0----0----|----------|----------|
 |
 |Electric
D|----0-0---0--|----0-0---0--|----------|----------|
B|----3-3---3--|----3-3---3--|--5-------|----------|
G|----0-0---0--|----0-0---0--|--0-------|---REST---|
D|----5-5---5--|----5-5---5--|--5-------|----------|
G|-------------|-------------|--5-------|----------|
D|--2-----2----|-0-0----0----|----------|----------|
"Who'll            watch over you,          When I'm gone"
  

[Verse 2] 

Acoustic plays Verse Riff with slight changes 
D--0--0-0-0-0----0--0--0-|--0--0-0--0-0--0---0-0-|--0--0-0--0----0--0--0-|
B--0--0-0-0-10---0-12--0-|--5--5-5--5-5--5---5-5-|--0--0-0--10---0--12-0-|
G--0--0-0-0-0----0--0--0-|--0--0-0--0-0--0---0-0-|--0--0-0--0----0--0--0-|
D--0--------10-----12----|--5-------5----5-------|--0-------10------12---|
G--0--------0------0-----|--0-------0----0-------|--0-------0-------0----|
D------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|

D--0--0-0--0-0-0---0---0-0-----|
B--5--5-5--5-5-5---5/7-7-7----o|repeat
G--0--0-0--0-0-0---0---0-0-----|
D--5--5-5--5-5-5---5/7-7-7-----|
G--0----0--0-------0----------o|
D------------------------------|


Electric plays this (with acoustic part, starting after chorus ends):
D|--5---|----|----|--------|-----------|----------|-------|---------|-------|----|
B|--5---|----|----|--------|-----------|----------|-*4----|---------|-------|----|
G|--0---|--REST---|--------|-----------|----------|-*4----|---------|-------|----|
D|--0---|----|----|--*4-*7-|--(7)------|----------|-*4----|---*4-*7-|--(7)--|----|
G|--0---|----|----|--------|-----------|----------|-------|---------|-------|----|
D|------|----|----|--------|-----------|----------|-------|---------|-------|----|
                           "You say you care for me But hide it well How can you love" 


|----------|---------------|
|-12-------|------12-13-12-|
|----------|---------------|
|----------|---------------|
|----------|---------------|
|----------|---------------|
"someone and not yourself?"


   w/ distortion (Acoustic Plays Prechorus)                   PM_____________
D|--------|---------|---------|----------|--------|--------|------------------|
B|--15----|--(15)---|-(15b17)-|--(r15)---|--(15)--|--(15)--|------------------|
G|--------|---------|---------|----------|--------|--------|------------------|
D|--------|---------|---------|----------|--------|--------|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
G|--------|---------|---------|----------|--------|--------|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
D|--------|---------|---------|----------|--------|--------|------------------|

D|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|------------------|
D|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
G|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
D|------------------|


[Interlude] (2:14)  

Two guitars arranged for one:
D|-------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-10-12-13-13-13-10-10-12-|-12-12-12-15-15-15-13-12h13p12-|
G|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-------|
D|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-------|
G|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-------|
D|-------------------------|-------------------------------|
 

[Interlude Pt 2] (2:20)

   Guitar 1                                             
D|-------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-10-12-12-13-13-10-10-12-|-12-12-12-15-15-15-15-15--|
G|-------------------------|--------------------------|
D|-------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-------------------------|--------------------------|
D|-------------------------|--------------------------|
 |
 | Guitar 2 (2 guitars arranged for 1)
D|-------------------------|--------------------------|
B|--7--8--8-10-10--7--7--8-|--8--8--8-12-12-12-12-12--|
G|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
D|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
G|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
D|-------------------------|--------------------------|


[Bridge] (At 2:25 in the track)

   Guitar 1  (Timing of Lyrics below is approximate)
D|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
B|--15b17-----------|--(17)-----------|-(17r15)---------|--(15)---------O|
G|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
D|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
G|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------O|
D|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
 |
 | Guitar 2
D|------0-------0---|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
B|------0-------0---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o|
G|------0-------0-0-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|------------------|
D|------5-------5-0-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
G|--4-4---4-4-4---0-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-o|
D|--2-2---2-2-2-----|-----------------|-----------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|

1. "And when I'm gone Who will break your fall?  Who will you blame?"
2. "I can't go on and let you lose it all. It's more than I can take"


[Bridge Ending] (2:48)

   Guitar 1                      
D|------------------|----------|--17-16-19-16-17-16-19-16----|
B|--15b17-----------|--(17)----|o---------------------------o| play this 4x
G|------------------|----------|-----------------------------| get louder 
D|------------------|----------|-----------------------------| each time
G|------------------|----------|o---------------------------o|
D|------------------|----------|-----------------------------|
 |
 | Guitar 2
D|------------------|----------|---------|--------|--------|-----------------|
B|------------------|----------|---------|--------|--------|-----------------|
G|------0------0----|-5--------|---------|--------|--------|-0-0-0-0---------|
D|------5------5----|-5--------|---------|--------|--------|-0-0-0-0---------|
G|--4-4------4---4--|-5--------|---------|--------|--------|-0-0-0-0-6-6-6---|
D|--2-2------2---2--|----------|---------|--------|--------|---------4-4-4-0-|

 "Who'll ease your pain?  Ease your pain"


 [Last Chorus] (3:04)-     & = strum 4x

  Guitar 1 plays:                                                      w/ trem bar
D|-----------------------|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|----------------|-9~-11~-7~-11~|
B|-15--15-15-15-15-15-15-|-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|-8~-10~-7~-10~|
G|-----------------------|-------------------------|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-|--------------|
D|-----------------------|-------------------------|----------------|--------------|
G|-----------------------|-------------------------|----------------|--------------|
D|-----------------------|-------------------------|----------------|--------------|
 |
 |  Guitar 2
D|-----------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-------------|
B|-----------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|-&-----------|
G|-----------------------|-------------------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-0-----------|
D|-2----2--2--2--2--2--2-|-0-----0--0--0--0--0--0--|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-0-----&-----|
G|-4----4--4--4--4--4--4-|-2-----2--2--2--2--2--2--|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-0-----6-----|
D|-2----2--2--2--2--2--2-|-0-----0--0--0--0--0--0--|-----------------|-------4-----|
  
 "And Love______________________           is gonna save you when I'm gone."


[Last Chorus Continued]

   Guitar 1
D|------------------------|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|------------------------|
B|--15--15-15-15-15-15-15-|-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-|-13-13-13-13-13-12-10-8-|
G|------------------------|-------------------------|-12-12-12-12-12-11--9-7-|
D|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
 |
 |  Guitar 2
D|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|-------------------------|-5--5--5--5--5--4--2--0-|
D|--2----2--2--2--2--2--2-|--0----0--0--0--0--0--0--|-5--5--5--5--5--4--2--0-|
G|--4----4--4--4--4--4--4-|--2----2--2--2--2--2--2--|-5--5--5--5--5--4--2--0-|
D|--2----2--2--2--2--2--2-|--0----0--0--0--0--0--0--|------------------------|
 
 "And I'll_______________________________ watch over you.


[Last Chorus Continued]

  Guitar 1                                                      
D|-----11~----9~--|----------------------|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|----------------------|
B|-(8)-10~-7~-----|-15--15-15-15-15-15-15|-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-|----------------------|
G|----------------|----------------------|-------------------------|-0----0--0--0--0--0---|
D|----------------|----------------------|-------------------------|-14---14-14-14-14-14--|
G|----------------|----------------------|-------------------------|----------------------|
D|----------------|----------------------|-------------------------|----------------------|
 |
 |Guitar 2
D|----------------|----------------------|-------------------------|------------------|
B|-&--------------|----------------------|-------------------------|-&----------&-----|
G|-0--------------|----------------------|-------------------------|-5----------5-----|
D|-0-------&------|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-|-0-----0--0--0--0--0--0--|-5----------5-----|
G|-0-------6------|--4--4--4--4--4--4--4-|-2-----2--2--2--2--2--2--|-5----------5-----|
D|---------4------|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-|-0-----0--0--0--0--0--0--|------------------|

                 "And I_______________   will give you strength when you're not"


[Last Chorus Continued]

   Guitar 1                                                                   let ring
D|-17-17-17-17-12-12-12-12-|-----------------------|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|------|
B|-15-15-15-15-10-10-10-10-|-15--15-15-15-15-15-15-|-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-|------|
G|-------------------------|-----------------------|-------------------------|-0----|
D|-------------------------|-----------------------|-------------------------|-14---|
G|-------------------------|-----------------------|-------------------------|------|
D|-------------------------|-----------------------|-------------------------|------|
 |
 | Guitar 2                                             let ring
D|-------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|------|
B|-------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|------|
G|-0--0--0--0--------------|-----------------------|------------------------|--5---|
D|-0--0--0--0--------------|--2---2--2--2--2--2--2-|-0-----0--0--0--0--0--0-|--5---|
G|-0--0--0--0--6--6--6--6--|--4---4--4--4--4--4--4-|-2-----2--2--2--2--2--2-|--5---|
D|-------------4--4--4--4--|--2---2--2--2--2--2--2-|-0-----0--0--0--0--0--0-|------|
  
 "strong."                  "Who'll watch over you,           When I've gone away?"


[Play acoustic ending with final lyrics] (3:49)

D--0--0-0-0-0----0--0--0-|--0--0----0-0--0---0-0-|--0--0-0--0----0--0--0-|
B--8--------10-----12----|--5-------0----0-------|--8-------10------12---|
G--0--0-0-0-0----0--0--0-|--0--0-0--0-0--0---0-0-|--0--0-0--0----0--0--0-|
D--9--------10-----12----|--5-------0----0-------|--9-------10------12---|
G--0--------0------0-----|--0-------0----0-------|--0-------0-------0----|
D------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|


D--0--0-0--0-0-0---0---0-x---|--0--0-0-0-0----0--0--0-|--0--0----0-0--0---0-0-|
B--5--5----5-5-----5---5-x---|--8--------10-----12----|--5-------0----0-------|
G--0--0-0--0-0-0---0---0-x---|--0--0-0-0-0----0--0--0-|--0--0-0--0-0--0---0-0-|
D--5--5----5-5-----5---5-x---|--9--------10-----12----|--5-------0----0-------|
G--0----0--0-------0---------|--0--------0------0-----|--0-------0----0-------|
D----------------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|


D--0--0-0-0-0------0-----|--0---|
B--8--------10-----8-----|--0---|
G--0--0-0-0-0------0-----|--0---|
D--9--------10-----9-----|--5---|
G--0--------0------0-----|--0---|
D------------------------|------|

*****************************************************************
key:
/ \  slides
*    Natural harmonic
x    Muted Strings
b    Bend
r    Release bend
()   hold previous note, don't pick
~    fret hand tremelo (shake note to get wavering pitch)
PM   palm mute 
|o o|  Reprise

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Kreuger 802 Nov 18, 2007 07:19 AM

It's hard to follow, especially towards the end. It's hard to hear a lot of the second guitar as you have it. I don't
think the bridge/last chorus are right.

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jjhand 17,911 Nov 22, 2007 04:47 AM

Thanks for the votes guys! This song was a little hard to tab, but I wrote the last chorus and the harmony part while
playing my guitar unplugged to get the chord voicings right.

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-Jake95- 10 Sep 23, 2008 11:43 AM

Hey good tab i agree with kreuger u have no idea where the electric parts are 2 follow mayb u cud add the lyrics under the solo type parts?

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