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Hail The Villain: Glad To Be

Transcribed by: mysticguitar77

YouTube Username: MysticGuitar77

Date written: September 11, 2011

Tuning: Drop B (B,F#,B,E,G#,C#)

Notes: My favorite song off of Population: Declining. I haven't seen any accurate tabs
or covers of this song so I decided to learn it myself. Very fun song to play, great
riffs, great melody, pretty much the story of the whole album. Guitar driven songs with 
great melodies. So, anyways, I hope you enjoy the tab and rocking out to this song and don't
forget to check out my YouTube channel (username above) for my cover of this song as 
well as other hard rock/metal bands.

Riff 1
C#|---------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------|
E |---------------------------------|
B |---------------------------------|
F#|-----5---5-4---------5---5-4-----|
B |-7-7---7-----7-5-7-7---7-----7-5-|

Play Riff 1 x2

Riff 2   "At anytime, or anywhere, I disappear..."
C#|---------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------|
E |---------------------------------|
B |---------------------------------|
F#|-----5---5-4---------5---5-4-----|
B |-7-7---7-----7-5-7-7---7-----7-5-|
    * *   *         * *   *

Play Riff 2 x2

Riff 2a   "No one I know can help me..."
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-----3---3---2---2---3---3-2-0-------3---3---2---2---3---3-2-0---|
B |-3-3---3---3---3---3---3-------3-5-5---5---5---5---5---5-------3-|
    * *   *   *   *   *   *         * *   *   *   *   *   *

Play Riff 2 x2   "I had it all thrown away, I made my grave..."

Riff 2b   "My mind lives six feet under, let go so easily..."
C#|------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|------------------------------------------------------------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------|
B |------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-----3---3---2---2---3---3-2-0-------3---3---2---2---3------|
B |-3-3---3---3---3---3---3-------3-5-5---5---5---5---5---5-3b-|
    * *   *   *   *   *   *

Riff 3   "I'm not glad to be, I'm not glad to be me..."
C#|--------------------------------------|
G#|--------------------------------------|
E |---------------9------------------9---|
B |-9-9-10-9--9-9-9-9--9-9-10-9--9-9-9-9-|
F#|-7-7-7--7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7--7--7-7-7-7-|
B |-7-7-7--7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7--7--7-7-7-7-|

Note: Listen to the strumming pattern very carefully in the song.

         "So why are you so happy..."
C#|----------------------------------------|
G#|----------------------------------------|
E |----------------------------------------|
B |-3-3-5-3--3-3-5-3--3-3-5-3--3-3-3---5-5-|
F#|-3-3-5-3--3-3-5-3--3-3-5-3--3-3-3-0-5-5-|
B |-3-3-5-3--3-3-5-3--3-3-5-3--3-3-3-0-5-5-|

Play Riff 3 x2
Play Riff 2   "All alone, a touch afraid, a renegade..."
Play Riff 2a  "Proof that I will not let go, feels like I might explode..."
Play Riff 2   "I'm better off, better off, on my own..."
Play Riff 2b  "From this spot I can't fuck up, hide out so I survive..."
Play Riff 3 x2"I'm not glad to be, I'm not glad to be me..."

Riff 4   "Why is everyone, so happy, I am not well..."
C#|-------------------------------|
G#|-------------------------------|
E |---------------------12/14-----|
B |-10-----12-----5-----x--x--x16-|
F#|-7--x16-10-x16-5-x16-10/12-----|
B |-7------10-----5---------------|

Note: Laziness has taken hold, the "x16" after the chord means you play the chord 16
times. The strumming is easy enough to figure out on your own.

Play Riff 4 x2

Riff 4a   "I'm not well, I'm not well..."
C#|-------------------------------------|
G#|-------------------------------------|
E |-14-----12----9----12----7-----9-----|
B |-x--x16-x--x8-x-x4-x--x4-x-x16-x-x16-|
F#|-12-----10----7----10----5-----7-----|
B |-------------------------------------|

Note: Same as the previous note, but take note of the numbers so you know how many times
to strum each chord. The last chord also begins a slight bend after the 8th strum and
leads into the next riff.

Play Riff 3 x2   "I'm not glad to be, I'm not glad to be me..."

Note: The 2nd time through Riff 3, the ending changes to this:
C#|---------------|
G#|---------------|
E |---------------|
B |-5/7-7-7-7\5---|
F#|-3/5-5-5-5\3-5-|
B |-------------5-|

Continue playing Riff 3 twice more with the alternate ending above and note that the
strumming pattern changes to constant strumming with no rests. Listen to the song to get
the idea.

Riff 5
C#|----------------------------------|
G#|----------------------------------|
E |----------------------------------|
B |-10-10-10-10-10-10--10-9-9-9------|
F#|-7--7--7--7--7--7---7--7-7-7-0-3b-|
B |-7--7--7--7--7--7---7--7-7-7-0-3b-|

Play Riff 5 x3

Riff 5a
C#|--------------------------------|
G#|--------------------------------|
E |--------------------------------|
B |-10-10-10-10-10-10--10-9-9-9-9\-|
F#|-7--7--7--7--7--7---7--7-7-7-7\-|
B |-7--7--7--7--7--7---7--7-7-7-7\-|

Final note: Make sure you read all the notes. :p Enjoy.
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chrisbroncos7 wrote on November 8 2015, 07:24 pm

Awesome man. Always a fan of your covers. We're in the same genre (Chevelle, BB). How did you hear of HTV? They're super local around me. Thanks for tabbing. We should tab all of this album.

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mysticguitar77 wrote on November 8 2015, 10:48 pm

I first heard them on the Uproar tour back in 2010. They were fantastic live, the day after I bought their album and loved it. They were different than a lot of the other up-n-coming rock bands at the time, I thought they were going to have great success and then they broke up not long after. Thanks dude, appreciate the comment and I definitely agree there needs to be some more HTV tabbed. :)

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