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My Hero by Foo Fighters
Tabbed by Dave Matney (naveofhearts at hotmail dot com)

Guitars are heavily distorted 100% of the time.
Bass is played with a pick, and never moves away from the root notes.


Lexicon
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|Bend: () eg, 4(5) means play the 4th fret, then bend to the 5th |
|Slide down: \                                                   |
|Hammer-on: h                                                    |
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Drums, then drums and bass intro (Bass is E and C#)

Intro: (one guitar, every note is picked, even the bend.  This style carries throughout 
song)
e|0-0-0-0- Strum open e      -0-0-0-0- Strum open e      --|
B|4(5)4-0- and open b slowly -4(5)4-0- and open b slowly --|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|


   E5  C#5                 E5  C#5
e|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
B|---0-4-4-7-4-4-4-7-4-4-4---0-4-4-7-4-4-4-7-5-5-5-|  Accent the moving
G|-----6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-----6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|  notes, droning the
D|-2---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-2---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|  rest.
A|-2---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
E|-0-----------------------0-----------------------|


   E5  C#5                 E5  C#5
e|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
B|---0-4-4-7-4-4-4-7-4-4-4---0-4-4-7-4-4-4-7-5-5-5-|
G|-----6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-----6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
D|-2---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-2---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
A|-2---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
E|-0-----------------------0-----------------------|


             A5
e|-------------|
B|-------------|
G|-------------|
D|-----------2-|
A|-----------2-|
E|-----4-2---0-|
B|-2-2-----4---|

Verse:

Lead guitar: (repeat this riff through the entire verse)
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-7-4-4-4-7-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-7-4-4-4-7-5-5-5-|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


E5   C#5            E5         C#5
Too alarming now to talk about

E5        C#5               E5           C#5
Take your pictures down and shake it out

E5       C#5          E5       C#5
Truth or consequence, say it aloud

E5       C#5       E5        C#5
Use that evidence, race it around

Chorus:

Both guitars:

     A5
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8-----9-9-9-9----11-11-11-11----|
D|--7777-----------------------------------------|
A|--7777---6-6-6-6-----7-7-7-7----9--9--9--9-----|
E|--5555-----------------------------------------|

           There       goes       my


    A5
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8----9-9-9-9---6-6-6-6----------|
D|--7777-----------------------------------------|
A|--7777---6-6-6-6----7-7-7-7---4-4-4-4----------|
E|--5555-----------------------------------------|

  hero...             watch him as he

    E5
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8-----9-9-9-9----11-11-11-11-------------|
D|--2222--------------------------------------------------|
A|--2222---6-6-6-6-----7-7-7-7----9--9--9--9--------------|
E|--0000--------------------------------------------------|

    goes...

Guitar 1:

    E5
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8----9-9-9-9---4-4-4-4-------------------|
D|--2222--------------------------------------------------|
A|--2222---6-6-6-6----7-7-7-7---2-2-2-2-------------------|
E|--0000--------------------------------------------------|


Guitar 2:

    E5
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------11-11-11-11----13-13-13-13---8-8-8-8-------------|
D|--22----------------------------------------------------|
A|--22---9--9--9--9-----11-11-11-11---6-6-6-6-------------|
E|--00----------------------------------------------------|

Both guitars:

     A5
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8-----9-9-9-9----11-11-11-11----|
D|--7777-----------------------------------------|
A|--7777---6-6-6-6-----7-7-7-7----9--9--9--9-----|
E|--5555-----------------------------------------|

           There       goes       my


    A5
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8----9-9-9-9---6-6-6-6----------|
D|--7777-----------------------------------------|
A|--7777---6-6-6-6----7-7-7-7---4-4-4-4----------|
E|--5555-----------------------------------------|

  hero...             he's ordinary

    E5
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8-----9-9-9-9----11-11-11-11-------------|
D|--2222--------------------------------------------------|
A|--2222---6-6-6-6-----7-7-7-7----9--9--9--9--------------|
E|--0000--------------------------------------------------|


Guitar 1:

    E5
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8----9-9-9-9---4-4-4-4-------------------|
D|--2222--------------------------------------------------|
A|--2222---6-6-6-6----7-7-7-7---2-2-2-2-------------------|
E|--0000--------------------------------------------------|


Guitar 2:

    E5
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------11-11-11-11----13-13-13-13---8-8-8-8-------------|
D|--22----------------------------------------------------|
A|--22---9--9--9--9-----11-11-11-11---6-6-6-6-------------|
E|--00----------------------------------------------------|

Both guitars:
             A5    (only one guitar play this riff)
e|-----------------0-0-0-0---|
B|-----------------4-5-4-2\--|
G|---------------------------|
D|-----------2---------------|
A|-----------2---------------|
E|-----4-2---0---------------|
B|-2-2-----4-----------------|

Verse:

Lead guitar: (repeat this riff through the entire verse)
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-7-4-4-4-7-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-7-4-4-4-7-5-5-5-|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E5        C#5          E5           C#5
Don't the best of them bleed it out

E5        C#5          E5        C#5
While the rest of them peter out

E5         C#5        E5       C#5
Truth or consequence, say it aloud

E5        C#5      E5        C#5
Use that evidence, race it around

Chorus:

Both guitars:

     A5
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8-----9-9-9-9----11-11-11-11----|
D|--7777-----------------------------------------|
A|--7777---6-6-6-6-----7-7-7-7----9--9--9--9-----|
E|--5555-----------------------------------------|

           There       goes       my


    A5
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8----9-9-9-9---6-6-6-6----------|
D|--7777-----------------------------------------|
A|--7777---6-6-6-6----7-7-7-7---4-4-4-4----------|
E|--5555-----------------------------------------|

  hero...             watch him as he

    E5
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8-----9-9-9-9----11-11-11-11-------------|
D|--2222--------------------------------------------------|
A|--2222---6-6-6-6-----7-7-7-7----9--9--9--9--------------|
E|--0000--------------------------------------------------|

    goes...

Guitar 1:

    E5
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8----9-9-9-9---4-4-4-4-------------------|
D|--2222--------------------------------------------------|
A|--2222---6-6-6-6----7-7-7-7---2-2-2-2-------------------|
E|--0000--------------------------------------------------|


Guitar 2:

    E5
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------11-11-11-11----13-13-13-13---8-8-8-8-------------|
D|--22----------------------------------------------------|
A|--22---9--9--9--9-----11-11-11-11---6-6-6-6-------------|
E|--00----------------------------------------------------|

Both guitars:

     A5
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8-----9-9-9-9----11-11-11-11----|
D|--7777-----------------------------------------|
A|--7777---6-6-6-6-----7-7-7-7----9--9--9--9-----|
E|--5555-----------------------------------------|

           There       goes       my


    A5
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8----9-9-9-9---6-6-6-6----------|
D|--7777-----------------------------------------|
A|--7777---6-6-6-6----7-7-7-7---4-4-4-4----------|
E|--5555-----------------------------------------|

  hero...             he's ordinary

    E5
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8-----9-9-9-9----11-11-11-11-------------|
D|--2222--------------------------------------------------|
A|--2222---6-6-6-6-----7-7-7-7----9--9--9--9--------------|
E|--0000--------------------------------------------------|


Guitar 1:

    E5
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8----9-9-9-9---4-4-4-4-------------------|
D|--2222--------------------------------------------------|
A|--2222---6-6-6-6----7-7-7-7---2-2-2-2-------------------|
E|--0000--------------------------------------------------|


Guitar 2:

    E5
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------11-11-11-11----13-13-13-13---8-8-8-8-------------|
D|--22----------------------------------------------------|
A|--22---9--9--9--9-----11-11-11-11---6-6-6-6-------------|
E|--00----------------------------------------------------|

Both guitars:

             A5
e|-------------|
B|-------------|
G|-------------|
D|-----------2-|
A|-----------2-|
E|-----4-2---0-|
B|-2-2-----4---|

Transition into bridge:  (Rhythm instruments play chords where indicated, only one 
plays lead)

  E5                          E5    C#5
e|0-0-0-0- Strum open e      -0-0-0-0-0-------------------| Strum open e
B|4(5)4-0- and open b slowly -4(5)4-2---------------------| and open b slowly
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

  E5                          E5    C#5
e|0-0-0-0- Strum open e      -0-0-0-0--0-0h2-2h4-4--|
B|4(5)4-0- and open b slowly -4(5)4-2\-0---0--------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

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-|
B|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


Bridge: (All instruments play chords)

E5       C#5  E5              C#5
Kudos my hero leaving all the best

E5          C#5       E5        C#5
You know my hero, the one thats on

Chorus:

Both guitars:

     A5
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8-----9-9-9-9----11-11-11-11----|
D|--7777-----------------------------------------|
A|--7777---6-6-6-6-----7-7-7-7----9--9--9--9-----|
E|--5555-----------------------------------------|

           There       goes       my


    A5
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8----9-9-9-9---6-6-6-6----------|
D|--7777-----------------------------------------|
A|--7777---6-6-6-6----7-7-7-7---4-4-4-4----------|
E|--5555-----------------------------------------|

  hero...             watch him as he

    E5
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8-----9-9-9-9----11-11-11-11-------------|
D|--2222--------------------------------------------------|
A|--2222---6-6-6-6-----7-7-7-7----9--9--9--9--------------|
E|--0000--------------------------------------------------|

    goes...

Guitar 1:

    E5
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8----9-9-9-9---4-4-4-4-------------------|
D|--2222--------------------------------------------------|
A|--2222---6-6-6-6----7-7-7-7---2-2-2-2-------------------|
E|--0000--------------------------------------------------|


Guitar 2:

    E5
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------11-11-11-11----13-13-13-13---8-8-8-8-------------|
D|--22----------------------------------------------------|
A|--22---9--9--9--9-----11-11-11-11---6-6-6-6-------------|
E|--00----------------------------------------------------|

Both guitars:

     A5
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8-----9-9-9-9----11-11-11-11----|
D|--7777-----------------------------------------|
A|--7777---6-6-6-6-----7-7-7-7----9--9--9--9-----|
E|--5555-----------------------------------------|

           There       goes       my


    A5
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8----9-9-9-9---6-6-6-6----------|
D|--7777-----------------------------------------|
A|--7777---6-6-6-6----7-7-7-7---4-4-4-4----------|
E|--5555-----------------------------------------|

  hero...             he's ordinary

    E5
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8-----9-9-9-9----11-11-11-11-------------|
D|--2222--------------------------------------------------|
A|--2222---6-6-6-6-----7-7-7-7----9--9--9--9--------------|
E|--0000--------------------------------------------------|


Guitar 1:

    E5
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8----9-9-9-9---4-4-4-4-------------------|
D|--2222--------------------------------------------------|
A|--2222---6-6-6-6----7-7-7-7---2-2-2-2-------------------|
E|--0000--------------------------------------------------|


Guitar 2:

    E5
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------11-11-11-11----13-13-13-13---8-8-8-8-------------|
D|--22----------------------------------------------------|
A|--22---9--9--9--9-----11-11-11-11---6-6-6-6-------------|
E|--00----------------------------------------------------|

Both guitars:

     A5
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8-----9-9-9-9----11-11-11-11----|
D|--7777-----------------------------------------|
A|--7777---6-6-6-6-----7-7-7-7----9--9--9--9-----|
E|--5555-----------------------------------------|

           There       goes       my


    A5
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8----9-9-9-9---6-6-6-6----------|
D|--7777-----------------------------------------|
A|--7777---6-6-6-6----7-7-7-7---4-4-4-4----------|
E|--5555-----------------------------------------|

  hero...             watch him as he

    E5
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8-----9-9-9-9----11-11-11-11-------------|
D|--2222--------------------------------------------------|
A|--2222---6-6-6-6-----7-7-7-7----9--9--9--9--------------|
E|--0000--------------------------------------------------|

    goes...

Guitar 1:

    E5
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8----9-9-9-9---4-4-4-4-------------------|
D|--2222--------------------------------------------------|
A|--2222---6-6-6-6----7-7-7-7---2-2-2-2-------------------|
E|--0000--------------------------------------------------|


Guitar 2:

    E5
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------11-11-11-11----13-13-13-13---8-8-8-8-------------|
D|--22----------------------------------------------------|
A|--22---9--9--9--9-----11-11-11-11---6-6-6-6-------------|
E|--00----------------------------------------------------|

Both guitars:

     A5
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8-----9-9-9-9----11-11-11-11----|
D|--7777-----------------------------------------|
A|--7777---6-6-6-6-----7-7-7-7----9--9--9--9-----|
E|--5555-----------------------------------------|

           There       goes       my


    A5
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8----9-9-9-9---6-6-6-6----------|
D|--7777-----------------------------------------|
A|--7777---6-6-6-6----7-7-7-7---4-4-4-4----------|
E|--5555-----------------------------------------|

  hero...             he's ordinary

    E5
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8-----9-9-9-9----11-11-11-11-------------|
D|--2222--------------------------------------------------|
A|--2222---6-6-6-6-----7-7-7-7----9--9--9--9--------------|
E|--0000--------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 1:

    E5
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------8-8-8-8----9-9-9-9---4-4-4-4-------------------|
D|--2222--------------------------------------------------|
A|--2222---6-6-6-6----7-7-7-7---2-2-2-2-------------------|
E|--0000--------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2:

   E5
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13---|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11---|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

Both guitars:

             A5
e|-------------|
B|-------------|
G|-------------|
D|-----------2-|
A|-----------2-|
E|-----4-2---0-|
B|-2-2-----4---|


There's a lead out, that I didn't have a guitar to figure out (I tabbed this at work,
memory).  In a live performance, it can be omitted.

Alternative fingering for chorus.

This is the first and third parts, where Dave is singing.

e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|---------4-4-4-4----5-5-5-5----7-7-7-7---|
D|--2222-----------------------------------|
A|--2222---1-1-1-1----2-2-2-2----4-4-4-4---|
E|--0000---0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0---|
B|-----------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|---------4-4-4-4----5-5-5-5--------------|
D|--2222-------------------------6-6-6-6---|
A|--2222---1-1-1-1----2-2-2-2--------------|
E|--0000---0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0----4-4-4-4---|
B|-----------------------------------------|

The second and fourth parts, where the guitar splits, is almost identical to the way
written above(in the song, not the alternative fingering), but let the low E ring throug,
keep the same pattern as the alternative fingering. (This method tends to be the best 
method when you're playing the song by yourself, on an acoustic guitar.)

            
            
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