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Megadeth:  Devils Island

transcribed by: Russ Elton      (vicelton@yahoo.com) 

Date last modified:  2/27/01
  
PLEASE DO NOT COPY THIS TAB TO ANOTHER SITE 
WITHOUT AUTHORS' PERMISSION.  THANK YOU

Tuning: Standard (slightly flat = 1/4 step down)

Riff 1
Guitar 1                  Ending
e|------------------------|-----|
B|------------------------|-----|
G|------------------------|-----|
D|------4----3------------|-----|
A|-2----2----1----2-0-----|--2--|
E|-0------------------2-3-|--0--|
                  * * * * 

Guitar 2 (comes in towards the end)
                          Ending
e|------------------------|-----|
B|------------------------|-----|
G|------4~--/5~~----------|-----|
D|------------------------|-----|
A|-2--------------2-0-----|--2--|
E|-0------------------2-3-|--0--|
                  * * * * 

Intro solo
e|-19t15p12-19t15p12-19t15p12-19t15p12-|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------| 
D|-------------------------------------| -------|
A|-------------------------------------|        |   
E|-------------------------------------|        |
                                                |
e|-------------------------------------|        | 
B|-20t15p12-20t15p12-20t15p12-20t15p12-|        |
G|-------------------------------------|        |
D|-------------------------------------|        |
A|-------------------------------------|        |
E|-------------------------------------|        |
                                                |---- Play 3x
e|-------------------------------------|        |
B|-19t15p12-19t15p12-19t15p12-19t15p12-|        |
G|-------------------------------------|        |
D|-------------------------------------|        |
A|-------------------------------------|        |
E|-------------------------------------|        |
                                                |
e|-------------------------------------|        |
B|-17t13p10-17t13p10-17t13p10-17t13p10-|        |
G|-------------------------------------|        |
D|-------------------------------------| -------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-19t15p12-19t15p12-------------------|
B|-------------------20t15p12-20t15p12-|
G|-------------------------------------| 
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|   
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-19t15p12-19t15p12-17t13p10-17t13p10-|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|   

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|--7h9~~----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|


End solo

Lead into next section:
e|------------|
B|------------|
G|------------|
D|--9------9--|
A|--7------7--|
E|--0------0--|


Riff 2
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-2----------------3----------------|
E|-0-000-000-000-00-1-111-111-111-11-|
     *** *** *** **   *** *** *** **
   "The light that fills..."
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-4----------------5----------------|
E|-2-222-222-222-22-3-333-333-333-33-|
     *** *** *** **   *** *** *** **
   "That locks the door..."

Riff 3                          x4
e|-------------------------------|--------|
B|-------------------------------|--------|
G|-------------------------------|--------|
D|--------------------7-------9--|--------|
A|-2--5---------------5-------7--|--2--5--|
E|-0--3--0-000-000-00----0-00----|--0--3--|
         * *** *** **    * **
   "Devils Island..."

Play Riff 2   "Oh there's no escape..."
Play Riff 3   "Devils Island...."


Riff 4
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|------5--------6\5-------5--------6\5-|
E|-0-00-3-000-00-4\3--0-00-3-000-00-4\3-|
   * ** * *** **      * ** * *** **


Riff 5                                 x2
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|------5--------6\5-------5--------7/8-|
E|-0-00-3-000-00-4\3--0-00-3-000-00-5/6-|
   * **   *** **      * **   *** **
  "Oh hear the call..."

Riff 6
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|------5--------6\5-------5--------7/8-|
E|-0-00-3-000-00-4\3--0-00-3-000-00-5/6-|
   * **   *** **      * **   *** **
  "As there is no man..."
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|------5--------6\5-------5\4------4\3-|
E|-0-00-3-000-00-4\3--0-00-3\2-0-00-2\1-|
   * **   *** **      * **     * **
   "Able to terminate..."


Riff 7
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------7--6----|
A|------------2h3p2p0-----4-x-x-5--4--7-|
E|-2222222222---------2p0-2-x-x-------5-|
   **********
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|------------2h3p2p0-----4-x-x-5--4----|
E|-2222222222---------2p0-2-x-x-3--2--0-|
   **********                         *
                              "Final judgement..."

Solo Rhythm:

Play Riff 7    Play 4x
Play Riff 1    Play 2x

Solo
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

End solo

Play Riff 1   "Old, weak, and feeble..."
Play Riff 2   "Devils Island..."


Riff 8
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------8/9-|
A|------5--------6\5-------5--------6/7-|
E|-0-00-3-000-00-4\3--0-00-3-000-00-----|
   * **   *** **      * **   *** **
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|----------------------9\8--------7--|
A|------5--------6\5----7\6----7-8-5--|
E|-0-00-3-000-00-4\3--0-----0--5-6----|
   * **   *** **      *     *  * * 


Play Riff 8   Solo Rhythm

Solo
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

End solo

Play Riff 8   "Devils Island...."

Ending:
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------8/9-|
A|------5--------6\5-------5--------6/7-|
E|-0-00-3-000-00-4\3--0-00-3-000-00-----|
   * **   *** **      * **   *** ** 
          "Devils Island..."
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------9\8--------7-9-9\--|
A|------5--------6\5----7\6----7-8-5-7-7\--|
E|-0-00-3-000-00-4\3--0-----0--5-6-----0---|
   * **   *** **      *     *  * * 
          "Devils Island..."


Notation:

10b12      = pick the 10th fret, then bend to the 12th fret.
10b12r10   = pick the 10th fret, then bend to the 12th fret,
             then release to the 10th fret.
[10]12r10  = bend to the 12th fret from the 10th fret, pick,
             then release to the 10th fret.
10b12 [14] = pick the 14th fret while holding the previous bend.

10b15*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 15th fret.
7d2*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 2nd 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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FbM-Biker wrote on December 22 2004, 12:00 am

where is the solos!?!?!

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evilwoman wrote on June 21 2005, 12:00 am

good but no solos

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KoRnHead wrote on August 4 2006, 01:51 pm

Perfect man. I don't really care for solo's so I ain't going to badmouth u on that.

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