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We Only Say Goodbye Tab

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Band: Fates Warning
Song: We Only Say Goodbye
Album: Parallels 

Comments, questions, corrections: send to Dblanchard2@charter.net

Tuning: Standard E (A 440)
Key Signature: E Minor

Guitar 1 - Jim Matheos
Guitar 2 - Frank Aresti


Riff 1 (both guitars) *acoustic

|----------|-------3-0--|
|----------|------------|
|-----0----|-----2------|
|-------2--|---2--------| Play both measures 2 times
|---2------|-0----------|
|-0--------|------------|

Riff 2A (distorted)

|------------------|-------------------|
|------------------|-------------------|
|------------------|----------5---9--7-|
|----5-------------|----5-----5---9--7-| GTR 1 
|---------------5--|----------3---7--5-|
|-0----------3-----|-0----------0------|
Riff 2A (clean)                 .
|----0-------0-----|----0--------0-----|
|-------2-------2--|-------2-------2---|
|----------------4-|-----------------4-|
|------------------|-------------------| GTR 2
|------------------|-------------------|
|------------------|-------------------|

Riff 2B (distorted)
|------------------|------------------------|
|------------------|------------------------|
|------------------|----------5---7---------|
|----5-------------|----5-----5---7---5--2--| GTR 1 
|---------------5--|----------3---5---5--2--|
|-0----------3-----|-0----------0---0-3--0--|

GTR 2 plays Riff 2A (clean) over Riff 2B.

Riff 3 (clean) *verse
  
“As I watched your shadow disappear” 

  Strum chords
|-3----------|-0-------0--|
|-3----------|-3-----3----|
|-2----------|-2----------|
|------------|-0----------| GTR 1
|------------|------------|
|------------|------------|
|            |            |
|---0----0---|---0-----3--|
|------3-----|-------3----|
|----------4-|------------|
|------------|------------| GTR 2
|------------|------------|
|------------|------------|

Riff 4 

“I thought I heard you…”

|----------------|-----------------|
|-------8--------|-----------------|
|-5-----7-9------|-5-----9---------|
|-5-----5-9------|-5-----9---------| GTR 1
|-3-------7------|-3-----7---------|
|----------------|-----------------|
|                |                 |
|----0------0----|---0------3--2-0-|
|------3------3--|-----3-----------|
|----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-----------------| GTR 2
|----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-----------------|

“But you only…”

|----------------|-------------|-------|
|-------8--------|-------------|-------|
|-5-----7-9-7----|-5-----9-----|-5---7-|
|-5-----5-9-7----|-5-----9-----|-5---7-| GTR 1
|-3-------7-5----|-3-----7-----|-3---5-|
|----------------|-------------|-------|
|                |             |       |
|----0------0----|---0---------|-------|
|------3------3--|-----3-------|-------|
|----------------|-------------|-5---7-|
|----------------|-------------|-5---7-| GTR 2
|----------------|-------------|-3---5-|
|----------------|-------------|-------|

Riff 5

“Across the miles…”

|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|
|------4---5---12--9--7-|
|-7---------------------| GTRS 1&2
|------2---3---10--7--5-|
|-5---------------------|

“But it’s so hard…”

|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|------4---5---12-10--9--7--9-|
|-7---------------------------| GTRS 1&2
|------2---3---10--9--7--5--7-|
|-5---------------------------|

Solo – Jim

|---------|------------------------------------------|
|---------|------------------------------------------|
|---------|-9h11h12p11----9--7-----------------------|
|-7/9-\7~-|---------------------7--9-----7-----------|
|---------|---------------------------10---10--9-7-\-|
|---------|------------------------------------------|

|-------14-15-14-
|-15-17----------
|----------------
|----------------   *Frank comes in w/ harmony
|----------------
|----------------

-14^(15)—14p12--------------------------------------|
---------------15--12--15--12--8--10--8--7-7h8p7—5~-|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------| GTR 1
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|

-17^(19)-17p15-14---------------------------------------|
-------------------15--17--15--12-13--12-10-10h12p10-8~-|
--------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------| GTR 2
--------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------|


 Notation Key:

 h = hammer on
 p = pull off
 / = ascending slide
 \ = descending slide
 ^ = bend
() = note bent to
 r = release
 ~ = vibrato
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