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Tabbed By : gr33n_dayw49
e-mail: gr33n_dayw49@hotmail.com

Tuning: EADG


  (INTRO) Start after guitar plays riff once!!!
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------4--4-4-----4-----------4--4-4-----4------------4--4-4-----4-------|
E|2-4-4-4--------2-2---4-X--4-4-4--------2-2---4-2--4-4-4--------2-2---4-X--|
  ^play this on last note on guitar riff

[Verse 1]
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|     X2 
A|-------4--4-4-----4------------4--4-4-----4----|
E|-4-4-4--------2-2---4-2--4-4-4--------2-2---4-X|

[Chorus]
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-4444444444444444------------------66666666666666666----------------------|
E|------------------4444444444444444-------------------4444444444444444-----|
                                                           
G|-----------------------------------------------------S--------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------T--------------------|
A|-4444444444444444------------------6666666666666666--O--------------------|
E|------------------4444444444444444-------------------P--------------------|

[Bridge]
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|-------4--4-4-----4-------------4--4-4------4------|
E|-4-4-4--------2-2---4-2---4-4-4---------2-2---4-X--|

[Verse 2]
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|     X2 
A|-------4--4-4-----4------------4--4-4-----4----|
E|-4-4-4--------2-2---4-2--4-4-4--------2-2---4-X|

[Chorus]
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-4444444444444444------------------66666666666666666----------------------|
E|------------------4444444444444444-------------------4444444444444444-----|
                                                           
G|-----------------------------------------------------S--------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------T--------------------|
A|-4444444444444444------------------6666666666666666--O--------------------|
E|------------------4444444444444444-------------------P--------------------|

[Bridge]
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|     X2
A|-------4--4-4-----4-------------4--4-4------4------|
E|-4-4-4--------2-2---4-2---4-4-4---------2-2---4-X--|
  (GUITAR SOLO)
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-4444444444444444------------------66666666666666666----------------------|
E|------------------4444444444444444-------------------4444444444444444-----|
                                                           
G|-----------------------------------------------------S--------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------T--------------------|
A|-4444444444444444------------------6666666666666666--O--------------------|
E|------------------4444444444444444-------------------P--------------------|
  (VERSE 3) NO BASS
G|-R------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-E------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-S------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-T------------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Chorus]
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-4444444444444444------------------66666666666666666----------------------|
E|------------------4444444444444444-------------------4444444444444444-----|
                                                           
G|-----------------------------------------------------S--------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------T--------------------|
A|-4444444444444444------------------6666666666666666--O--------------------|
E|------------------4444444444444444-------------------P--------------------|
[Outro]
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------4--4-4-----4-----------4--4-4-----4------------4--4-4-----4-------|
E|2-4-4-4--------2-2---4-2--4-4-4--------2-2---4-X--4-4-4--------2-2---4-X--|

G|-R--------------|
D|-E--------------|
A|-S------444-----|
E|-T---------4----|


*************************************

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note

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saturns_bassman 789 Sep 16, 2004 08:00 PM

yea no ***

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heavymetal_91 0 Oct 02, 2004 08:00 PM

i know i screwd it up

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I See Dead Ppl 80 Oct 18, 2004 08:00 PM

The chorus goes Db Ab Eb(6th fret on A string)Ab.
Other than that, it's very good.

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