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Author
Song: Brighter Days
Artist: Gov't Mule
Album: High & Mighty
Year: 2006

Tabbed by: JBankAZ
Email: JBankAZ@yahoo.com

Tuning: (Low to high)C-G-C-G-C-C

This is tab for Brighter Days off of Mule's latest album High & Mighty. After many hours
to figure it out, I found an article where Warren Haynes explained that he was using a
RD with extremely heavy strings tuned all the way down to an open C chord. You can 
with the tuning if you don't wish to detune that low...but this is how he plays it.
distortion - bottom heavy distortion - and a slide on the entire song.

Not all parts are exact, specifically the break/solo and the verse, but it is pretty
and should give you the right idea. Enjoy. Got Mule?

Intro:
w/slide:
C|--<0-(0)------------------------------------------------|
C|--<0-(0)--0-(3)/5~~~~/7~~~/7/7/p0-4/5/4/5/4~~~/p0-------|
G|--<0-(0)------------------------------------------------|
C|--<0-(0)------------------------------------------------|
G|--<0-(0)------------------------------------------------|
C|--<0-(0)------------------------------------------------|
    < (volume swell)

C|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--0-(3)/5~~5~/10~10~10~10/7~~~~6/7/6/7/6/7~~~~/p(0)-----|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|

C|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--0-0-/2p0-0-/4p0-/5~~~~~/p0--2p0-4/5-4/5/4~~~/p0-------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|

C|---------------------------------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
C|--0-/2p0-0-/4p0-0/5~~~~~/0--2p0-4/5-4/5/4~~~~/p0---------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------------------------------|

C|-----------------------------------------/(12)~~~~//p0---(0)-------|
C|---------------------------4/5/4~~/p0----/(12)~~~~//p0---(0)-------|
G|-----------------------------------------//12~~~~~//p0---(0)-------|
C|--/7~~~/10~~~~~/6///0--------------------//12~~~~~//p0---(0)-------|
G|-----------------------x0---------------------------------0--------|
C|----------------------x0----------------------------------0--------|

C|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|--(7)/17-16/17/16~--(7)/17-16/17/16/17/16~~~~--(7)/17-16/17/16/19~~~~--|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

C|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-(7)/17-16/17/16~--(7)/17-16/17/16/19~~~~-(7)/17-16/17/16~~-10~~/12~~~-|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------(0)-|

Main Riff:
w/ slide
C|--0------------||--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~~--------------|
C|--0------------||--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~~--------------|
G|--0------------||--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~~--------------|
C|--0------------||--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~~--------------|
G|---------------||--------------------------------------|
C|---------------||--------------------------------------|
*(1st time Only)*

C|--0--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~/4~~/p0-----------|
C|--0--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~/4~~/p0-----------|
G|--0--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~/4~~/p0-----------|
C|--0--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~/4~~/p0-----------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------|
[Play 4 times - Drums enter on 3rd time]

Verse:
w/ slide

Part I:
    1. If I live...die...    ...will....just-ly....
    2.....'til I wake...     ...will...remem-ber
    3.....to myself....      ...will...I.... something...
C|--/2~~~~-----||-------/5~~~~-/4------------2~/p0---------------|
C|--/2~~~~-----||-------/5~~~~-/4------------2~/p0---------------|
G|--/2~~~~-----||-------/5~~~~-/4------------2~/p0---------------|
C|--/2~~~~-----||-------/5~~~~-/4------------2~/p0---------------|
G|-------------||------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------||------------------------------------------------|
*(1st Time Only)*

C|---0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~~--------------|
C|---0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~~--------------|
G|---0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~~--------------|
C|---0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~~--------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------------|

                                    2. If I sleep....
                                    3. If I lie....
C|--0--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~/4~~/p2~~~~---------------|
C|--0--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~/4~~/p2~~~~---------------|
G|--0--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~/4~~/p2~~~~---------------|
C|--0--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~/4~~/p2~~~~---------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
C|----------------------------------------------------|
[Play 3x - one time for each of the first 3 lines of the verse]

Part II:

   4.  If...fears...             ...means...
C|--/5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~/8~~~~-/7-/5-0/3~0----------|
C|--/5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~/8~~~~-/7-/5-0/3~0----------|
G|--/5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~/8~~~~-/7-/5-0/3~0----------|
C|--/5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~/8~~~~-/7-/5-0/3~0----------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------------|
[Play 1x - one time for the last line of the verse]

Chorus 1:
w/ slide
C|--0-------------||--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~~--------------|
C|--0-------------||--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~~--------------|
G|--0-------------||--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~~--------------|
C|--0-------------||--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~~--------------|
G|----------------||--------------------------------------|
C|----------------||--------------------------------------|
*(1st time Only)*

C|--0--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~/4~~/p0-----------|
C|--0--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~/4~~/p0-----------|
G|--0--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~/4~~/p0-----------|
C|--0--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~/4~~/p0-----------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------|
[Play 3x]

C|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-/(2)~~(2)~(2)~(2)~(2)~(2)~(2)~(2)~/(5)~~(5)~(5)~(5)~(5)~(5)~(5)~(5)----|
G|-//2~~~~2~~~2~~~2~~~2~~~2~~~2~~~2~~//5~~~~5~~~5~~~5~~~5~~~5~~~5~~~5-----|
C|-//2~~~~2~~~2~~~2~~~2~~~2~~~2~~~2~~//5~~~~5~~~5~~~5~~~5~~~5~~~5~~~5-----|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
[Play 1x]

Verse 2:
[Same as Verse 1 but with different lyrics.]

Chorus 2:
[Same as Chorus 1]

Break/Solo:
w/ slide
C|-------------------------------------------------|
C|----------------------------0-/3p0-/5-/4-/3~~~~--|
G|--0-0-/3p0-/5-/4-/3-/1~~~~-----------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
[Play 4x - Keys enter on the third]

The rest of the solo and break are mostly keys with some rhythm guitar using wah. It
doesn't sound too tough, just a two chord vamp.


Break/Solo Outro:
w/ slide
C|-------------------------------------------------|
C|----------------------------0-/3p0-/5-/4-/3~~~~--|
G|--0-0-/3p0-/5-/4-/3-/1~~~~-----------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|

C|-----------------------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------------|
G|---5-5-4/5-4/5//1--/6-5--/5-3--/3-1~~~~~~------|
C|---5-5-4/5-4/5//1--/6-5--/5-3--/3-1~~~~~~------|

[Play 1x]

[Drum Bridge]

Outro/Chorus:
[Repeat Main Riff Many Times]

Final Riff/Outro:

w/ slide
C|-----------------------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------------|
G|---5-5-4/5-4/5//1--/6-5--/5-3--/3-1~~~~~~------|
C|---5-5-4/5-4/5//1--/6-5--/5-3--/3-1~~~~~~------|

[Play 1x]
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