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Honor Thy Father bass

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Band: Dream Theater
Song: Honor Thy Father
Album: Train of thought
Tuning 5-string: C F Bb Eb A (1 step up)
Tabbed By ClosedRoad
original bassplayer John Myung

Normally he plays the song on a 6-string but I ain't got one so played it on a 5-string

Note: song takes lots of practice
p: pull of
h: hammer on
^: bent up
\: slide down
/: slide up
r: let note ring

Intro
A -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
F -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
C -0-0-0-0-0-0-56535653--0-0-0-0-0-0--35323532--0-0-0-0-0-0--8108781087--|

A -------------------------|
E -------------------------|
B -------------------------|
F -------------9109791097--|
C -0-0-0-0-0-0-------------|

cont. play 2x
A ------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E ------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B ------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F -------------------------------------------------3333--------------5555-|
C -0-0-0-0-0-0-6666--0-0-0-0-0-0-3333--0-0-0-0-0-0-------0-0-0-0-0-0------|

intro prt. 2  play 2x
A -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
F ----------------------------------------------------------7----2----3--|
C -000-0-0-00-2^3--000-0-0-003h5^6--000-0-0-00-2^3--000-0-0---5\3-3-1----|

Pre verse play 2x
A ------------------------------------------------------------------|
E ------------------------------------------------------------------|
B -2-0-2-------2-0-2-------------0-2-0-2----------------------------|
F -------------------------3-2-3---------------3-2-3-------2-0-2-3--|
C -------0-3-0-------0-7-0---------------0-3-0-------0-3-0----------|

Intro prt.2 1x
Pre verse 2x

Verse            
A ---11-9h11--12--11---9h11--|---11-9h11---12-11--9h11--|
E -9r--------9---9---9r------|-9r---------9---9--9r-----|
B ---------------------------|--------------------------|
F ---------------------------|--------------------------|
C ---------------------------|--------------------------|

cont.
A ----11-9h11--12-11---9h11-9h11-|----11-9h11--12-11--9h11--|
E -9r---------9--9--9r-----------|-9r---------9--9--9r------|
B -------------------------------|--------------------------|
F -------------------------------|--------------------------|
C -------------------------------|--------------------------|

A ----11-9h11--14--12---9h11-9h11--|
E -9r---------9---9---9r-----------| play 2x 2end time start at the second 
B ---------------------------------|                                    bar
F ---------------------------------|
C ---------------------------------|

Verse end
A --------------------------------------------------------------------|
E --------------------------------------------------------------------|
B --------------------------------------------------------------------|
F -----------------------------------------------------7--------------|
C -0-7p0-8-7-0-5p0-7p0-2p0-3p0-0h5---0-7p0-10-8-0-5p0-7--0---2p0-0h3--|

After Verse
A ------------------------------|
E ------------------------------| 4x
B ------------------------------|
F ------------------------------|
C -000----000----000----000-00--|

Chorus                3x                      1x
A --------------------|-----------------------|
E --------------------|--------------10-------|
B --------8h10--------|---------8h10----10p8--|
F ---8h10------10p8---|----8h10---------------|
C -8----------------8-|--8--------------------|

A ------------------------------|
E ------------------------------|
B ------------------------------|
F ------------------------------|
C -0-0---0-0--0-000-0--00-0-00--|

A ---------------------------------------------------------------|
E --------------10-8-7-------------------------8-10-8-7----------|
B ---10-8--------------10-8-7-------------8-10----------8-7------|
F --------10-8----------------10-8---8-10-------------------8-7--|
C -8-------------------------------8-----------------------------|

Chorus end
A ----------------|
E ----------------|
B ----------------|
F ----------3-----|
C -3--5--2-----1--|

Bridge prt 1
A --------------------------------------------|
E --------------------------------------------| 2x
B --------------------------------------------|
F ------------------------------------3-------|
C -07-06--3p2-05-02h3---07-06--3p2-05---2323--|

Intro prt.2 2x
rest couple of seconds then
After verse 4x
Verse end   1x

Verse 2
A -------------------------------------------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------------| 2x
B -------------------------------------------------------------|
F -77777777777777---------------55555555555555-22222222222222--|
C ---------------88888888888888--------------------------------|

NOW THE 1st FUN PART (yes there will be a second one)

play along with guitar. listen for perfect timing.Took me ages

Bridge prt 2
A -----------------------------------|
E -----------------------------------|
B -----------7----------------7------|
F ---10-9-10---9-10---10-9-10---10---|
C -8----------------8----------------|

A -----------------------------------------------------|
E -----------------------------------------------------|
B -----------12---------------9-10-12-10-9-------------|
F ---10-9-10----9-10----10-12--------------10-12-10-9--|
C -8-----------------8---------------------------------|

A ---------------------------------------------|
E ---------------------------------------------|
B ----9-7-9-10-9-7----12-10-9-7-9-7-5----------|
F --7--------------7------------------7-9-7-5--|
C ---------------------------------------------|

A -----------------------------------|
E -----------------------------------|
B -----------7-----------------7-----|
F ---10-9-10---9-10----10-9-10---10--|
C -8----------------8----------------|

A --------------------------------------------|
E --------------------------------------------| That's it 
B -----------12--------5-4--------------------|
F ---10-9-10----9-10-------5-3-5-3-2----------|
C -8-----------------8---------------3-5-3-2--|

After bridge
A ----------------|
E ----------------|
B ----------------|
F ----------3-----|
C -3--5--2-----1--|

Bridge prt 1 4x

HERE COMES THE SECOND PART

Pre Breakdown
A -----------------------------------------------------------------|
E ---------------------7-----------------------7----10-------12----|
B -----7-9-10-------10-----------7-9-10------5----7----10------12--|
F -0-7--------7-0-7----------0-7--------7-0-----5---------8--------|
C -----------------------0-3---------------------------------------|

A --------------------------------------------------------------------|
E ---------------------7----------------------------------10-9-10-12--|
B -----7-9-10-------10-------------------------10-9-10-12-------------|
F -0-7--------7-0-7-------------------8-7-8-10------------------------|
C -----------------------0-3-8-7-8-10---------------------------------|

C --------------(13-12-13-15)-------------(15-13-15-17)-| (if you have a 
A --13-12-13-15--13-12-13-15--15-13-15-17--15-13-15-17--| 6-string. I 
E ------------------------------------------------------| haven't got one)
B ------------------------------------------------------|
F ------------------------------------------------------|
C ------------------------------------------------------|

A -17p0-16p0-13p0-16p0-13p0-12p0-13p0-12p0-10p0-12p0-13p0-10p0--12--|
E ------------------------------------------------------------------|
B ------------------------------------------------------------------|
F ------------------------------------------------------------------|
C ------------------------------------------------------------------|

Breakdown
A -------------------------------------------------------| 6x
E -------------------------------------------------------|
B -------------------------------------------------------|
F -------------------------------------------------------|
C -32032000-0-0--32000-0-0-0--32032000-0-0--7-8-5-7-2-5--|

A ------------------------------------------------------------------| 2x
E ------------------------------------------------------------------|
B ------------------------------------------------------------------|
F ------------------------------------------------------------------|
C -32032000-0-0--32000-0-0-0--32032000-0-0--7p0-8p0-5p0-7p0-2p0-5p0-|

A ------------------------------------------------------| 2x
E ------------------------------------------------------|
B ------------------------------------------------------|
F -----------------------------------------5-6---5------|
C -65365333-3-3--65333-3-3-3--65365333-3-3-----8---5-8--|

A --------------------------------------------------------------|
E --------------------------------------------------------------|
B --------------------------------------------------------------|
F ---------5h7----------8-9-8-6---------10h12-------------------|
C -3203200-----00--8700----------8708700-----00-10-12-8-10-7-8--|

A -------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B -----------------------------------------------------------9-10-7-9-5-7--|
F --------9h10----------12-14-12-10--------------------14h15---------------|
C -7507500-----00-10800--------------12-10-0-12-10-0-0---------------------|

Keyboard interlude play 2x
A -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
F -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
C -33--3--33--3--3----33--3--33--3----33--3--33--3--3----33--3--33--3-5--|

A -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
F -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
C -66--6--66--6--6----66--6--66--6----66--6--66--6--6----66--6--66--6-6--|

Keyboard variation play 2x
A -------------------------------------------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------------|
B -------------------------------------------------------------|
F -------------------------------------------------------------|
C -33--3--33--3--3----5-7-0-3----33--3--33--3--3----5-7-0-3-5--|

A -----------------------------------------------------------|
E -----------------------------------------------------------|
B -----------------------------------------------------------|
F -----------------------------------------------------------|
C -66--6--66--6--6----7-9-3-5----66--6--66--6--6----7-9-3-5--|

A ---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E ---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B ---------------------------------------------------------------------|
F -55555555555555555555555555555555--88888888888888888888888888888888--|
C ---------------------------------------------------------------------|

A -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
F -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
C -44--4--44--4--4----44--4--44--4----44--4--44--4--4----44--4--44--4-4--|

A -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
F -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
C -77--7--77--7--7----77--7--77--7----77--7--77--7--7----77--7--77--7-7--|

Surprise! the third one

A --------------------------------------------------------10--|
E ------------------------------------------------9-11-12-----|
B ----------------------7-8-10--11-10-11-13-11-13-------------|
F ---------------7-9-10---------------------------------------|
C -9-8-9-11-9-11----------------------------------------------|

A --------------------------------------------------------10-11-13--|
E ------------------------------------------------9-11-12-----------|
B ----------------------7-8-10--11-10-11-13-11-13-------------------|
F ---------------7-9-10---------------------------------------------|
C -9-8-9-11-9-11----------------------------------------------------|

A -------------------------------------------------------------11-12-14--|
E ----------------------------------------------------10-12-13-----------|
B --------------------------8-9-11--12-11-12-14-12-14--------------------|
F ------------------8-10-11----------------------------------------------|
C -10-9-10-12-10-12------------------------------------------------------|

A -----------------------------|
E -----------------------------|
B -----------------------------|
F -6666666666666---------------|
C ---------------666666666666--|

Play 2x
A ------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E ------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B ------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F -------------------------------------------------3333--------------5555-|
C -0-0-0-0-0-0-6666--0-0-0-0-0-0-3333--0-0-0-0-0-0-------0-0-0-0-0-0------|

Play 2x
A -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
F ----------------------------------------------------------7----2----3--|
C -000-0-0-00-2^3--000-0-0-003h5^6--000-0-0-00-2^3--000-0-0---5\3-3-1----|

Chorus                3x                      1x
A --------------------|-----------------------|
E --------------------|--------------10-------|
B --------8h10--------|---------8h10----10p8--|
F ---8h10------10p8---|----8h10---------------|
C -8----------------8-|--8--------------------|

A ------------------------------|
E ------------------------------|
B ------------------------------|
F ------------------------------|
C -0-0---0-0--0-000-0--00-0-00--|

A ---------------------------------------------------------------|
E --------------10-8-7-------------------------8-10-8-7----------|
B ---10-8--------------10-8-7-------------8-10----------8-7------|
F --------10-8----------------10-8---8-10-------------------8-7--|
C -8-------------------------------8-----------------------------|

Chorus end
A ----------------|
E ----------------|
B ----------------|
F ----------3-----|
C -3--5--2-----1--|

Play 4x
A --------------------------------------------|
E --------------------------------------------| 
B --------------------------------------------|
F ------------------------------------3-------|
C -07-06--3p2-05-02h3---07-06--3p2-05---2323--|

Play 4x
A -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
F ----------------------------------------------------------7----2----3--|
C -000-0-0-00-2^3--000-0-0-003h5^6--000-0-0-00-2^3--000-0-0---5\3-3-1----|

HERE IT IS!
this song took me ages then I realy mean ages.
Have Fun 

            
            
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6banger 52 Aug 13, 2007 12:30 AM

very good tab man, everything was perfect except you missed the little run at the last chorus end near the end of the song...but other than that perfect

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narri 10 Sep 09, 2007 09:11 AM

What the is this? The bass should be on BEADGC and that whole thing is huge pile of crap.

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ClosedRoad 691 Sep 13, 2007 09:09 AM

If Narri could read (he probably can't) he would see that I don't have a 6-string bass so I have to tune it down this way!
First read before you commend f##king sh#tface

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