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21 Guns Tab

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Here it is, full song, correct solo.  

INTRO (slide):

e-----1-----------5---------|
B----------3------------5---|
G---------------------------|
D---------------------------|  x  2
A---------------------------|
E---------------------------|


VERSE:

Do you know what's worth fighting for,
e-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E--------------------------------|

When it's not worth dying for?
e-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E--------------------------------|

Does it take your breath away?
e-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E--------------------------------|

And you feel yourself suffocating?
e------------------------------------------|
B--------------------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-------|
G-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------|
D-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------|
A-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-------|
E------------------------------------------|

Does the pain weigh out the pride,
e-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E--------------------------------|

And you look for a place to hide?
e-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E--------------------------------|

Did someone break your heart inside?
e-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E--------------------------------|

You're in ruins
e------------------|
B------------------|
G------3-----------|
D------3-----------|
A------1-----------|
E------------------|


CHORUS:

One, 21 guns
Lay down your arms
Give up the fight
One, 21 guns
Throw up your arms into the sky,
You and I


e-----|----------------------------------------    |              -------------|
B-----|----------------------------------------    |              -------------|
G--5--|----------77--5555--3333------55555555--    |              3333------5--|
D--5--|--33--22--77--5555--3333-3333-55555555-- x2 | then         3333-3333-5--|
A--3--|--33--33--55--3333--1111-3333-33333333--    |              1111-3333-3--|
E-----|--11--00-----------------1111-----------    |               ----1111----|

                                                            (You and I)


VERSE:

When you're at the end of the road,
e-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E--------------------------------|

And you lost all sense of control
e-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E--------------------------------|

And your thoughts have taken their toll
e-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E--------------------------------|

When your mind breaks the spirit of your  soul
e------------------------------------------|
B--------------------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-------|
G-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------|
D-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------|
A-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-------|
E------------------------------------------|

Your faith walks on broken glass,
e-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E--------------------------------|

And the hangover doesn't pass
e-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E--------------------------------|

Nothing's ever built to last
e-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E--------------------------------|


You're in ruins
e----------------|
B----------------|
G------3---------|
D------3---------|
A------1---------|
E----------------|


CHORUS:


One, 21 guns
Lay down your arms
Give up the fight
One, 21 guns
Throw up your arms into the sky,
You and I

e-----|----------------------------------------    |              --------------------|
B-----|----------------------------------------    |              --------------------|
G--5--|----------77--5555--3333------55555555--    |              3333------55555555--|
D--5--|--33--22--77--5555--3333-3333-55555555-- x2 | then         3333-3333-55555555--|
A--3--|--33--33--55--3333--1111-3333-33333333--    |              1111-3333-33333333--|
E-----|--11--00-----------------1111-----------    |               ----1111-----------|


BRIDGE:


Did you try to live on your own
When you burned down the house and home?
Did you stand too close to the fire?
Like a liar looking for forgiveness from a stone


e--------------------|----------------------        |---------------------------|
B--------------------|----------------------        |---------------------------|
G--77--33------5555--|--77--33--------2222--        |--33333333-55555555--------|
D--77--33--33--5555--|--77--33--3333--2222-- x2     |--33333333-55555555--------|
A--55--11--33--3333--|--55--11--3333--0000--        |--11111111-33333333--------|
E----------11--------|----------1111--------         |--------------------------|


GUITAR SOLO:

E------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------10~-------8(~)--(8)h10---------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------10~------10-------9(~)--(9)h10--7~---|
D-------10--------10----------------------10-----10----------------------|
A--/8--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                              /Long and hard vibrato here
E------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----7-----------------------9~--9~--9~-10---12~------------|
D--8-----8-----10--7-----------------------------------------|
A---------------------8--------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------|


E------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------10~-------8(~)--(8)h10---------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------10~------10-------9(~)--(9)h10--7~---|
D-------10--------10----------------------10-----10----------------------|
A--/8--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                              /Long and hard vibrato here
E--------------------------------------------(12~)-----------|
B------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----7-----------------------9~--9~--9~-10---12~------------|
D--8-----8-----10--7-----------------------------------------|
A---------------------8--------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------|

(less distortion here)       (normal now)
E----------------------------------------------------|
B----3---------1-------------------------------------|
G-----3----------2------------(/)9~--9~--9~--9~\-----|
D--3-----3---------3---------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|

INTRO:

e-----1-----------5---------|
B----------3------------5---|
G---------------------------| x2
D---------------------------|
A---------------------------|
E---------------------------|

VERSE:

When it's time to live and let die
e-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E--------------------------------|

And you can't get another try
e-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E--------------------------------|

Something inside this heart has died
e-1-1--------------1-1-----------|
B-3-3--------------1-1---1-1--111|
G-2-2------3-3-----2-2---0-0--000|
D-0-0------3-3-----3-3---2-2--222|
A----------1-1-----------3-3--333|
E--------------------------------|


You're in ruins
e-------------------|
B-------------------|
G------3------------|
D------3------------|
A------1------------|
E-------------------|

CHORUS:

One, 21 guns
Lay down your arms
Give up the fight
One, 21 guns
Throw up your arms into the sky,
You and I

e----------------------------------------    |
B----------------------------------------    |
G----------77--5555--3333------55555555--    |
D--33--22--77--5555--3333-3333-55555555-- x2 |
A--33--33--55--3333--1111-3333-33333333--    |
E--11--00-----------------1111-----------    |

Outro

Guitar 1:

e----------------------------------------    | 
B----------------------------------------    |
G----------77--5555--3333------55555555--    |      
D--33--22--77--5555--3333-3333-55555555-- x2 |
A--33--33--55--3333--1111-3333-33333333--    |      
E--11--00-----------------1111-----------    |  

Guitar 2 (Outro over top of chords):

E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------3-----1-------------------------|
G---10---10----12----12-----10----10----9----9-----------3-----2------9--9--9--10--12--|
D-----10---10----10-----10-----12----12---10---10----3-----3-----3---------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Last chords:

e- -----------------------|
B--3333------5------------|
D--3333-3333-5------------|
A--1111-3333-3------------|
E-------1111--------------|

This should be pretty close.  Email me at dkbenson@ualberta.ca if you see any changes 
should be made. 
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Guitarstar73 wrote on July 28 2009, 09:48 pm

great tab. good for semi-beginners and above that want to play a great song. its easy to play and matches the song perfectly!

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SGTCloudrunner wrote on August 25 2011, 12:25 am

Nice, this is actually how Billie plays it live. Thank you so much.

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fendarman wrote on June 25 2013, 12:26 pm

5 stars for the verse and COPIED chorus but i might try the solo later... good job!!!! verse was much better than version one by Luca. :D

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