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                             Solitary Shell - Dream Theater

                     From 2002 album 'Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence'
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Tabbed by: Joe Hansen  23-07-2007

Notes: John Petrucci plays this on a twelve-string guitar, but this version is transcribed for six strings.



Tuning: Standard

Intro

Allow open strings to ring throughout

e|--0--0-0----0--0-0----0--0-0----0--0-0----0--|
B|--0--0-0----0--0-0----0--0-0----0--0-0----0--|
G|--6--6-6----4--4-4----8--8-8----4--4-4----4--|
D|--6--6-6----4--4-4----8--8-8----4--4-4----6--|
A|--4--4-4----2--2-2----6--6-6----2--2-2----6--|
E|------------------------------------------4--|

e|--0--0-0----0--0-0----0--0-0----0--0-0----0--|
B|--0--0-0----0--0-0----0--0-0----0--0-0----0--|
G|--6--6-6----4--4-4----9--9-9----8--8-8----4--| x4
D|--6--6-6----4--4-4----9--9-9----8--8-8----4--| 
A|--4--4-4----2--2-2----7--7-7----6--6-6----2--|
E|---------------------------------------------|


Verse

                       He seemed no different from the rest          Just
e|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-|-------------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
B|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-|-------------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
G|-6-6-6-4-4-4--4-4-4-|-------------------------------6-6-6-4-4-4-9-9---| x2
D|-6-6-6-4-4-4--6-6-6-|-------------------------------6-6-6-4-4-4-9-9---|
A|-4-4-4-2-2-2--6-6-6-|-------------------------------4-4-4-2-2-2-7-7---|
E|--------------4-4-4-|-------------------------------------------------|

Pre Chorus:

    As a boy he was considered somewhat odd

e|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-|
B|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-|
G|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--1-1-|
D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--2-2-|
A|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--2-2-|
E|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--0-0-| x2

    He would daydream in and out of his own world but in every other way...

e|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-|
B|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-|
G|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---6-6-6-6-6-6-6--1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--6-6-|
D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---7-7-7-7-7-7-7--2-2-2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--7-7-|
A|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---7-7-7-7-7-7-7--2-2-2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--7-7-|
E|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-5-5-5--0-0-0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-|


Chorus

He's a Monday morning lunatic, Disturbed from time to time 

e|-----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--0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
G|-----9-9-9--6-6-6---9-9-6-6--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
D|-----9-9-9--7-7-7---9-9-7-7--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
A|-----7-7-7--7-7-7---7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
E|------------5-5-5-------5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|

Lost within himself, In his solitary shell 

e|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-|
B|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-|
G|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--9-9-9-9--8-8-8-|
D|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9--9-9-9-|
A|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--9-9-9-|
E|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------7-7-7-|

A temporary catatonic Madman on occasion, When will he break out of his...
e|-0-0-0-0---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---0-0-0-0------------------|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0------|
G|-9-9-6-6---9-9-6-6--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--9-9-9-9--8-8-|
D|-9-9-7-7---9-9-7-7--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9--9-9-|
A|-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--9-9-|
E|-----5-5-------5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------7-7-|

Post chorus

Let chord ring

e|-0------------------|
B|-0------------------|
G|-1------------------|
D|-2------------------|
A|-2------------------|
E|-0------------------|

Pre verse/Intro

e|--0--0-0----0--0-0----0--0-0----0--0-0----0--|
B|--0--0-0----0--0-0----0--0-0----0--0-0----0--|
G|--6--6-6----4--4-4----8--8-8----4--4-4----4--|
D|--6--6-6----4--4-4----8--8-8----4--4-4----6--|
A|--4--4-4----2--2-2----6--6-6----2--2-2----6--|
E|------------------------------------------4--|

e|--0--0-0----0--0-0----0--0-0----0--0-0----0--|
B|--0--0-0----0--0-0----0--0-0----0--0-0----0--|
G|--6--6-6----4--4-4----9--9-9----8--8-8----4--| x4
D|--6--6-6----4--4-4----9--9-9----8--8-8----4--| 
A|--4--4-4----2--2-2----7--7-7----6--6-6----2--|
E|---------------------------------------------|


Verse

                      He struggled to get through his day          He was
e|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-|-------------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
B|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-|-------------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
G|-6-6-6-4-4-4--4-4-4-|-------------------------------6-6-6-4-4-4-9-9---|  x2
D|-6-6-6-4-4-4--6-6-6-|-------------------------------6-6-6-4-4-4-9-9---|
A|-4-4-4-2-2-2--6-6-6-|-------------------------------4-4-4-2-2-2-7-7---|
E|--------------4-4-4-|-------------------------------------------------|


Pre Chorus:

    As a man he was a danger to himself

e|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-|
B|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-|
G|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--1-1-|
D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--2-2-|
A|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--2-2-|
E|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--0-0-| x2

    He was drifting in and out of sanity, but in every other way he was fine
e|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-|
B|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-|
G|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---6-6-6-6-6-6-6--1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--6-6-|
D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---7-7-7-7-7-7-7--2-2-2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--7-7-|
A|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---7-7-7-7-7-7-7--2-2-2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--7-7-|
E|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-5-5-5--0-0-0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-|


Chorus

He's a Monday morning lunatic, Disturbed from time to time 

e|-----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--0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
G|-----9-9-9--6-6-6---9-9-6-6--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
D|-----9-9-9--7-7-7---9-9-7-7--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
A|-----7-7-7--7-7-7---7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
E|------------5-5-5-------5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|

Lost within himself, In his solitary shell 

e|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-|
B|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-|
G|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--9-9-9-9--8-8-8-|
D|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9--9-9-9-|
A|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--9-9-9-|
E|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------7-7-7-|

A momentary maniac with casual delusions, When will he be let out of his...
e|-0-0-0-0---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---0-0-0-0------------------|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0------|
G|-9-9-6-6---9-9-6-6--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--9-9-9-9--8-8-|
D|-9-9-7-7---9-9-7-7--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9--9-9-|
A|-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--9-9-|
E|-----5-5-------5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------7-7-|


Post Chorus

Let chord ring
e|-3------------------|
B|-3------------------|
G|-0------------------| x4    
D|-0------------------|
A|-2------------------|
E|-3------------------|

e|-0------------------|
B|-2------------------|
G|-2------------------| x4
D|-2------------------|
A|-0------------------|
E|--------------------|

Followed by typical Dream Theater instrumental section.



He seemed no different from the rest
Just a healthy normal boy
His mama always did her best
And he was daddy's pride and joy

He learned to walk and talk on time
But never cared much to be held
and steadily he would decline
Into his solitary shell

As a boy he was considered somewhat odd
Kept to himself most of the time
He would daydream in and out of his own world
but in every other way he was fine

He's a Monday morning lunatic
Disturbed from time to time
Lost within himself
In his solitary shell

A temporary catatonic
Madman on occasion
When will he break out
Of his solitary shell

He struggled to get through his day
He was helplessly behind
He poured himself onto the page
Writing for hours at a time

As a man he was a danger to himself
Fearful and sad most of the time
He was drifting in and out of sanity
But in every other way he was fine

He's a Monday morning lunatic
Disturbed from time to time
Lost within himself
In his solitary shell

A momentary maniac
With casual delusions
When will he be let out
Of his solitary shell





| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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sinForge xJp wrote on June 18 2009, 02:50 pm

I'm pretty sure that x68800 should be x69800. other than that, greatness

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sinForge xJp wrote on June 18 2009, 02:54 pm

ohoh... and the F# chord should be minor... so 244300 should be 244200... but I play those chords w/ 3 fingers anyway, either 044200 or 2x4200 depending on how I'm feeling...

anyway yea, so the x68800 should be x69800 and the F# needs to be minor

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