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Take These Chains Tab

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Author
Band:  Judas Priest
Album: Screaming For Vengeance
Song:  (Take These) Chains

Copyright (c)  CBS (1982)
Version 1.0 - (31/01/05)


Normal Tuning

PM = Palm Mute
~~~ = Vibrato
SL\ = Slide Down
/SL = Slide Up

Intro

In background is heavily reverbed feedback and effects.

  Guitar 1 Clean with Chorus

   [------------PM---------------------|
E[-------------------------------------|
B[-------------------------------------|
G[-------------------------------------|
D[-------------------------------------|
A[-------------------------------------|
E[-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----|
 [
 [ Guitar 2 Clean with chorus
 [
E[------------------------------------|
B[-9-------------7-5-------------7----|
G[-8-------------6-4-------------6----|
D[-6-------------4-2-------------4----|
A[------------------------------------|
E[------------------------------------| RPT 4 X. Bass and vocals enter after 2nd time.

Bridge

Both Guitars with distortion

  Guitar 1
    ~~~~ ~~~~ ~~~~
E[-----------------------|
B[-----------------------|
G[-----------------------|
D[-----------------------|
A[-----------------------|
E[--3----2----1----0-----|
 [
 [ Guitar 2
 [
E[-----------------------|
B[-----------------------|
G[-----------------------|
D[-----------------------|
A[--5----4----3----2-----|
E[--3----2----1----0-----|

Pre chorus
Both guitars together.

     /SL   SL\ / SL \SL    /SL    SL\  /SL
E-----------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------|
D--4---6--6---4---6-------6---8--8---6---8------8--8--|
A--2---4--4---2---4-------4---6--6---4---6------6--6--|
E-----------------------------------------------------|

Chorus

E-------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------6-----------------------------|
D----6---2----------6---------6--8----------------|
A----6---2----------4---------4--6----------------|
E----4---0--------------4--7----------------------| RPT


Verse
Second guitar plays the same riff but a lot looser

    [-PM-]  [-PM-]  [----PM------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------|
A---6-6-6-4-6-6-6-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4----------------|
E---4-4-4-2-4-4-4-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2----------------|

    [-PM-]  [-PM-]  [----PM------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------|
A---6-6-6-4-6-6-6-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4----------------|
E---4-4-4-2-4-4-4-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--4---------------|

RPT Bridge with this lead line underneath.
    G    F#   F    E
     ~~~~ ~~~~ ~~~~ ~~~~
E-----------------------|
B-----------------------|
G---8----8----6----6----|
D-----------------------|
A-----------------------|
E-----------------------|

Rpt Pre Chorus and Chorus


Mid 8 before guitar solo
   [----PM-----------------------------------------|               \SL /SL\SL
E--------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------2-2--4-4--6-6--4--6--2-----------|
E--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0--2-2--4-4--2--4--2-----------|

   [-----PM----------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------6-------------8-8----------------|
A-----------------4-------------6-6----------------|
E--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------------------|


Backing for guitar solo
  [----PM----]    [-----PM----------|
E-----------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------|
A-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4---|
E-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2---|

                  [--PM--]
E----------------------------------|
B----------------------------------|
G----------------------------------|
D-------------------------8--6--4--|
A-6---8---9---6-4-2-2-2-2-6--4--2--|
E-4---6---7---4-2-0-0-0-0----------|

 RPT Bridge with these slides panned left to right

    G    F#    F    E
     SL\  SL\   SL\  SL\
E------------------------|
B---15---15----15---15---|
G---14---14----14---14---|
D------------------------|
A------------------------|
E------------------------|

RPT Pre Chorus then rpt chorus to fade with ad lib guitar soloing.
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adam_tawakol 10 wrote on June 6 2009, 03:19 pm

can you please add the tabs to the solos in this song? that would make my day!

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Moving Pictures 10 wrote on September 17 2009, 02:51 pm

This is my favorite JP song... EVER!

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jimmy-moto 91 wrote on December 31 2009, 03:12 pm

This is pretty good... one correction.
In the part called "Mid 8 before guitar solo" it should be:
tab
[----PM-----------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------2-2--4-4--6--4-4--6--4-----------|
E--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0--2-2--4--2-2--4--2-----------|
/tab

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