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99 Ways To Die Tab

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Band- Megadeth
Song- 99 Ways To Die

Tuning: Standard

Riff 1
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|-9-8---9-8---9-8---9-8---\5-|
E|-7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---\3-|
                         "If I..."

Riff 2
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|---------9\----------------5-|
A|---------7\----5-7-----5-7---|
E|-0-0-000-----------5-7-------|
   * * ***
  "...see the morning hours..."
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|----------------------14-12~-|
D|---------9\---11/12---14-12~-|
A|---------7\---10/11----------|
E|-0-0-000---------------------|
   * * ***
  "...one more yesterday..."
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|---------9\--------------5---|
A|---------7\---/7-5---------8-|
E|-0-0-000-----------7-6-5-----|
   * * ***
  "I take life from tomorrow..."
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|----------------------14-12~-|
D|---------9\---11/12---14-12~-|
A|---------7\---10/11----------|
E|-0-0-000---------------------|
   * * ***
  "...burned up my today..."


Riff 3
Guitar 1 (Acoustic)          x3
e|----------------------------|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0----|
G|---0-----0-----0-----0------|
D|-2-----4-----5-----7--------|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|
   "I down another glass of courage..."

Guitar 2 (Distortion)             x2
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-------4-----5-----7-----5-4-----|
A|-7---------------------------5---|
E|-------------------------------7-|

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-------4-----5-----7-----5-4-----|
A|-7---------------------------5-0-|
E|---------------------------------|

Guitar 3 (12 string acoustic)
e|------------------------------|
B|-------10---------------------|
G|-11-12----11-12--9----9\--4~~-|
D|-------------------12---------|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|


Riff 4 (distortion)
Guitar 1
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-----------1---2--1--4-2-4-5--|
A|-2--0-3--2---3----------------|
E|------------------------------|
   "...and a shot of thorazine..."

Guitar 2
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|---------------------------4--|
D|-----------1---5--4--7-5-7----|
A|-2--0-3--2---3----------------|
E|------------------------------|


Riff 5 (use uppick on the E5 chord)
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------9-----------------|
D|---------9-----------------|
A|---------7----9-8--------3-|
E|-0-0-000---0--7-6------0-1-|
   * * ***   *           *
  "We're not ready to see you yet..."
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|---------9--------------------|
D|---------9--------------------|
A|---------7----9-8---9-8-----3-|
E|-0-0-000---0--7-6---7-6---0-1-|
   * * ***   *              *
  "...99 ways to die..."


Riff 6
e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|------------------|
D|------------------|
A|-4--2--/7--5--4-3-|
E|-2--0--/5--3--2-1-|


Play Riff 2   "Got a short between the earphones..."

Riff 3a
Guitar 1 (Acoustic)          x3
e|----------------------------|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0----|
G|---0-----0-----0-----0------|
D|-2-----4-----5-----7--------|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|
   "In a black tie and straight jacket..."

Guitar 2 (Distortion)             x2
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-------4-----5-----7-----5-4-----|
A|-7---------------------------5---|
E|-------------------------------7-|

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-------4-----5-----7-----5-4-----|
A|-7---------------------------5-0-|
E|---------------------------------|

Guitar 3 (Acoustic)
e|--------------------------|
B|-7-8-10--7-8---8-8\--5-5~-|
G|-------------9------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

Guitar 4 (Acoustic)
e|-5-7-8--5-7---7-7\--3-3~-|
B|------------8------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|


Play Riff 4  "Man I'm gonna try again..."
Play Riff 5  "We're not ready to see you yet..."
Play Riff 6

Riff 7
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------7-6-5-|
A|-4----4-5----4-5-4-3--4----4-5----4-5-4-3-|
E|-2--0-2-3--0-2-3-2-1--2--0-2-3--0-2-------|
      * *    * * * * *     * *    * *

Riff 8 (Solo Rhythm)
                                 x4
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|---------4------4--4-5-7--8-7-5-|
E|-2-2-222-2-2222-2--2-3-5--6-5-3-|
   * * ***   ****    * *
                                 x2
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|---------5------5------5--------|
E|-3-3-333-3-3333-3--3-3-3--0-1-2-|
   * * ***   ****    * *    * * *

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|---------5------5------5--------|
E|-3-3-333-3-3333-3--3-3-3--0-2-3-|
   * * ***   ****    * *    * * *

e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|---------7------8------8--7-3-|
E|-5-5-555-5-5555-6--6-6-6--5-1-|
   * * ***   ****    * *


Solo (Friedman)
e|-21-----21----------------19--------------------|
B|-24b26--24b26r24b26-------22b24r22b24--21-21b22-|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------X\\------------------------|

e|-18/19p14--------17p14--------------|
B|---------17p14--------17-14---------|
G|--------------16-----------16-14-x--|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

e|-14p12------------------------------|
B|------14-13-12-------13/17----------|
G|--------------14-11\-------14~--14\-|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-16b17--16~----14------------------16--(16)b17---|
G|-16b17--16~----14--16-16p14----14--16--(16)b17^--|
D|----------------------------16-------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------|
B|----------14-15-16-15-14--------------14b15--|
G|-14h16-17----------------17-16-14-----14^----|
D|-----------------------------------17--------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------14-17-19b21~~-|
B|------------------------------------------16---------------|
G|----14------------------------------14-17------------------|
D|-16-------14/16--14-----------14/16------------------------|
A|-------16-----------16p14----------------------------------|
E|--------------------------17-------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------15---------|
D|--------------15--------15h16h17--17p16h17-|
A|------15h16h17--17p16h17-------------------|
E|-15h18-------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------15---------|
B|---------15--------------15h17h18--18p17p15-|
G|-15h17h18--18p17p15h17h18-------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

e|-20p15-17---15---------15---------------------|
B|---------18----18p17h18--18p17p15-20p15-17----|
G|-------------------------------------------18-|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------15----15--------15-------|
B|-15---------15-------------------18p15-----------18p15-|
G|----18p17h18--18p17p15-17b19-----------17b19-----------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

e|-18b21----18b20--18b20~~~--18b20--18-15-------------------|
B|---------------------------------------18-15--------------|
G|--------------------------------------------18-17-15b17~~-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------17-17h22p17--------------------------|
B|-20b22---------------20p17---------------------|
G|--------------------------20--19p17------------|
D|-----------------------------------19-20b21r20-|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

e|-------------18-20-22-22b24~~~-----(24)\-|
B|----17/20\17-----------------------------|
G|-19--------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

End solo


Riff 9
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------5--6-5-3-|
A|-----2-------2----------2-------2---5--6-5-3-|
E|-0-0-0---0-0-0------0-0-0---0-0-0------------|
   * *     * *        * *     * *
                "Perhaps a demitasse of arsenic..."
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------5--6-5-3-----5--6-5-3-------------|
A|-----2-------2---5--6-5-3-2---5--6-5-3-2----2----2-|
E|-0-0-0---0-0-0------------0------------0----0----0-|
   * *     * *
                "...never mind the tree."    "There is..."


Play Riff 2   "...only death and danger..."

Riff 3b
Guitar 1 (Acoustic)          x3
e|----------------------------|
B|-----0-----0-----0-----0----|
G|---0-----0-----0-----0------|
D|-2-----4-----5-----7--------|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|
   "Taunting rigor mortis..."

Guitar 2 (Distortion)             x2
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-------4-----5-----7-----5-4-----|
A|-7---------------------------5---|
E|-------------------------------7-|

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-------4-----5-----7-----5-4-----|
A|-7---------------------------5-0-|
E|---------------------------------|

Guitar 3 (Acoustic)
e|---------12-10----10----------------------------|
B|--------x------13-----12p10-12~--10-------------|
G|-------x-----------------------------12p11-12~--|
D|------x-----------------------------------------|
A|--7---------------------------------------------|
E|--h.--------------------------------------------|


Riff 4a (distortion)
Guitar 1
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------2---2-3-4~-|
D|-----------1---2--1--4-2-4-5---5--------|
A|-2--0-3--2---3--------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|
   "...I feel it draw me in..."

Guitar 2
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------4-5-4-5-7-4~-|
D|-----------1---5--4--7-5-7--------------|
A|-2--0-3--2---3--------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|


Play Riff 5  "We're not ready to see you yet..."

Riff 10 (use uppick on the E5 chord)
                               x3
e|------------------------------|-------------|
B|------------------------------|-------------|
G|---------9--------------------|---------9---|
D|---------9--------------------|---------9---|
A|---------7----9-8---9-8-----3-|---------7---|
E|-0-0-000---0--7-6---7-6---0-1-|-0-0-000---0-|
   * * ***   *              *     * * ***   *
  "We're not ready, we're not ready..."


Ending:
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-9-8--9-8--9-8--9-8--9-2-|
E|-7-6--7-6--7-6--7-6--7-0-|
   "Ninety-nine, ninety-nine!"



Notation:

10^        = bend a quarter step.
10b11      = bend a half step.
10b12      = bend a full step.
10b12r10   = bend and release.
[10]12     = pre-bend.
[10]12r10  = pre-bend and release.
{14}       = pick the 14th fret while holding the most
             previous bend.
<17>       = touch the string above the 17th fret while
             previous note(s) is(are) still ringing.

10b13*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 13th fret.
7d4*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 4th fret.
12~*       = tremolo bar vibrato.

x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  palm mute
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  finger tap
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h.  =  natural harmonics
a   =  artificial harmonics
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
tr  =  trill
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Metalology wrote on February 7 2005, 12:00 am

Awesome tab! Very neat and organized.

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IdiotSlayer wrote on October 6 2006, 05:44 pm

Excellent tabs man! Thanks a ton, I love this song.

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andreas5 wrote on November 10 2006, 05:35 pm

cool.. first song i hear with megadeth and i LIKE :D haha , nice tab and yeah , they are very much like metallica i think ... wellwell im not gonna blab on here :D

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