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Blood Red Sandman Tab

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Song: Blood Red Sandman
Band: Lordi
Tuning: 1 whole step down (D-G-C-F-A-D)
Tabbed by: unspeakable.elvis@gmail.com

This is how I like to play Blood Red Sandman by Lordi. Haven't found any 
accurate tabs on the 'net so far, so here you go.

I gather from some Lordi forums that this song is actually played in 
standard tuning; however, Lordi's guitarist Amen apparently uses a baritone 
guitar under a lot of the parts in this song, which sounds great but is 
difficult to duplicate without some down-tuning. 

If some of the chords and timings don't make sense at first, listen to the 
song and keep trying. I play a lot of the power chords with the fifth added 
as the lowest note to make it sound more chunky.


legend:
pm = palm mute
\ = slide
x = heavy palm muting


Intro
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
F|------5-7---------------------5-7--|
C|--7---5-7-5---3-5-----7---3-5-5-7--| repeat x3
G|--5-5-----3-x-3-5-5-5-5-5-3-5------|
D|--5-5-----3-x-----5-5---5----------|
      pm            pm|   pm

D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
F|------5-7--------------------------|
C|--7---5-7-5---3-5-----7------------|
G|--5-5-----3-x-3-5-5-5-5-5----------|
D|--5-5-----3-x-----5-5---5----------|
      pm            pm|   

Verse
       "They call me..."
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
F|---------------------------------------------------------|
C|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5---3-2---5-7---------3-0-|
G|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3---1-0---3-5-----0-3-3-0-|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-------------3-5-----0-3-----|
   pm________________________|

Bridge
  "can you hear how the children weep?"
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
G|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
D|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
   pm____________________________________________________________|

                                                            "once again..."
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-----------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-------|
C|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-2-5-7-|
G|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-3-0-3-5-|
D|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-------------------------------------------------|
 pm________________________________________________________|

Chorus
      "there is pain..."
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------| repeat x3
C|-7-7-5-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-2-5-7-|
G|-5-5-3-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-0-3-5-|
D|-----------------------------------|
   pm|     pm|     pm|     pm|     

  "blood red sandman coming home again..."
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
F|---------------------------------3-------------------------|
C|---7-7-7-5-3-3-3-3-5-5-7-7-5-5-3-3-------------------------|
G|---5-5-5-3-1-1-1-1-3-3-5-5-3-3-1-1-------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
     pm__|     pm|     pm  pm  pm     

  "i'm coming home again..."
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
F|-5-5----------5-5----------------------------------------|
C|-5-5----------5-5----------------------------------------|
G|-3-3----------3-3----------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
   
Back to intro, verse, bridge, chorus; then

Interlude
                              "scream all you want..."
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------7-5-----------------4-----3-----2---|
C|-2-------5-------4-------2---7-5-----------------4-----3-----2---|
G|-2-------5-------4-------2---5-3-----------------2-----1-----0---|
D|-0-------3-------2-------0---------------------------------------|

                                 "no one leaves..."
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------7-5---------------------------------|
C|-2-------5-------4-------2---7-5-----------------2-0-----2-0-----|
G|-2-------5-------4-------2---5-3---------------------3-2-----3-2-|
D|-0-------3-------2-------0---------------------------------------|
                                                   pm____________|
   "the monsterican dream..."
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
F|---------------------------------|
C|-6---------------7---------------|
G|-6---------------7---------------|
D|-4---------------5---------------|


   (only bass here)                                   "once again..."
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------------------2-5-7-|
G|-----------------------------------------------------0-3-5-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
   

Chorus
      "there is pain..."
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------| 
C|-----5-3-----3-5-----5-7-----2-5-7-|
G|-----3-1-----1-3-----3-5-----0-3-5-|
D|-----------------------------------|
       

D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------| 
C|(7)-\----5-3-----3-5-----7-----2-5-7-|
G|(5)-\----3-1-----1-3-----5-----0-3-5-|
D|-------------------------------------|


  "blood red sandman..."
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------3-------------------------|
C|-------5-3-----3-5---7---5---3-3-------------------------|
G|-------3-1-----1-3---5---3---1-1-------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|


  "i'm coming home again..."
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
F|-5-5----------5-5-------|
C|-5-5----------5-5-------|
G|-3-3----------3-3-------|
D|------------------------|


Chorus modulates up:

   (drums)  "once again..."
D|-----------------|
A|-----------------|
F|-----------------|
C|-----------4-7-9-|
G|-----------2-5-7-|
D|-----------------|

      "there is pain..."
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------| repeat x3
C|-9-9-7-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-4-7-9-|
G|-7-7-5-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-2-5-7-|
D|-----------------------------------|
   pm|     pm|     pm|     pm|     

  "blood red sandman coming home again..."
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------5-------------------------|
C|-9-9-9-7-5-5-5-5-7-7-9-9-7-7-5-5-------------------------|
G|-7-7-7-5-3-3-3-3-5-5-7-7-5-5-3-3-------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
   pm__|     pm|     pm   pm   pm     

  "i'm coming home again..."
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
F|-7-7----------7-7----------------------------------------|
C|-7-7----------7-7----------------------------------------|
G|-5-5----------5-5----------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|

Then back to intro:

D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
F|------5-7---------------------5-7--|
C|--7---5-7-5---3-5-----7---3-5-5-7--| repeat x3
G|--5-5-----3-x-3-5-5-5-5-5-3-5------|
D|--5-5-----3-x-----5-5---5----------|
      pm            pm|   pm
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
F|------5-7-------------------------------|
C|--7---5-7-5---3-5------------6---5---3--|
G|--5-5-----3-x-3-5------------6---5---3--|
D|--5-5-----3-x---------------------------|
      pm        

D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
F|-------7---------7-----------------7--------------|
C|-------7---------7-----------------7--let ring----|
G|-5-5---------5----------5---5---5-----------------|
D|-5-5---------5----------5---5---5-----------------|  end.


J.
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