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Poison Was The Cure Bass Tab

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

POISON WAS THE CURE (Bassline)
As recorded by Megadeth
(From the 1990 Album RUST IN PEACE)

Transcribed by Rick Dobbins
	

Words by Dave Mustaine Music by Megadeth
Arranged by Megadeth

Gtr I (E A D G) - 'David Ellefson'

   Intro
    Moderately Fast Rock Q=138
   4/4
    Gtr I
     E  E E E E E E E    E  E E E  E  E E E
||--10--9-------------|-10--9-----10--9-----|
||o-10-10-------------|-10-10-----10-10-----|
||o--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0-|
||--------------------|---------------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E  4x
|-----------------|------------------||
|-----------------|-----------------o||
|-3-4-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-o||
|-----------------|------------------||


     E  E E E E E E E    E  E E E  E  E E E
||--10--9-------------|-10--9-----10--9-----|
||o-10-10-------------|-10-10-----10-10-----|
||o--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0-|
||--------------------|---------------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   3x
|-----------------|-------------------||
|-----------------|------------------o||
|-3-4-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--o||
|-----------------|-------------------||


   E  E E E E E E E    E  E E E  E  E E E   E E E  E  +H        +W
|-10--9-------------|-10--9-----10--9-----|------------------|---------|
|-10-10-------------|-10-10-----10-10-----|------------------|---------|
|--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0-|-3-4-0-12-(12)----|-(12)----|
|-------------------|---------------------|------------------|---------|


   +W            +W            +W
|-------------|-------------|---------||
|-------------|-------------|---------||
|-(12)--------|-(12)--------|-(12)----||
|-------------|-------------|---------||


 Pre-Verse
  Double Time Feel Q=276
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q.   E +Q   Q
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5----3-(3)--2--|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q.   E +Q   Q
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5----6-(6)--7--||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||


   Verse
    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q.   E +Q   Q
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
||o-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5----3-(3)--2---|
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q.   E +Q   Q   5x
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------o||
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5----6-(6)--7--o||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||


 Chorus
  Q.   E +Q   Q    +E  Q.   Q  Q    W          +W
|----------------|----------------|----------|--------|
|----------------|----------------|----------|--------|
|----------------|----------------|----------|--------|
|-1----2-(2)--3--|-(3)-4----3--2--|-5--------|-(5)----|


  Q.   E +Q   Q    +E  Q.   Q  Q    W          +W
|----------------|----------------|----------|--------|
|----------------|----------------|----------|--------|
|----------------|----------------|-2--------|-(2)----|
|-1----2-(2)--3--|-(3)-4----3--2--|----------|--------|


  Q.   E +Q   Q    +E  Q.   Q  Q    Q.   E +Q   Q    +E  Q.   Q  Q
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-1----2-(2)--3--|-(3)-4----3--2--|-2----3-(3)--4--|-(4)-5----4--3--|


  Q.   E +Q   Q    +E  Q.   Q  Q    Q.   E +Q   Q    Q.   E +Q   Q
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|-3----4-(4)--5--|-(5)-6----5--4--|-5----6-(6)--7--|-5----6-(6)--7--||


 Bridge
   Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E  E E   +Q   E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-10--------------|-------------10-9-|-(9)--------------|-------------9-8-|
|-----0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0------|------0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-----|
|-----------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|


  +Q   E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   +Q   E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|------------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-(8)--------------|-------------8-7-|-(7)--------------|-------------7-6-|
|------0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-----|------0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-----|
|------------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|


  +Q   E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   +Q   E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|------------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-(6)--------------|-------------6-5-|-(5)--------------|-------------5-4-|
|------0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-----|------0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-----|
|------------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|


                                      3/4
  +Q   E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   +E  E H
|------------------|-----------------|------------||
|-(4)--------------|-------------4-3-|-(3)--------||
|------0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-----|------------||
|------------------|-----------------|------------||


 Breakdown
 4/4
  Q.   E +Q   Q    Q.   E +Q   Q    +E  Q.   Q  Q    W          +W
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------|--------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------|--------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------|--------|
|-1----3-(3)--3--|-1----2-(2)--3--|-(3)-4----3--2--|-5--------|-(5)----|


  Q.   E +Q   Q    +E  Q.   Q  Q    W          +W
|----------------|----------------|----------|--------||
|----------------|----------------|----------|--------||
|----------------|----------------|-2--------|-(2)----||
|-1----2-(2)--3--|-(3)-4----3--2--|----------|--------||


   Interlude
    Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
||-----------------|-----------------|----------------|------------------|
||o----------------|-----------------|----------------|------------------|
||o-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-3--0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
||-----------------|-----------------|----------------|------------------|


  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E  3x
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------||
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|----------------o||
|-5--0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-8--0-0-0-0-0-0-|-7--0-0-0-0-0-0-o||
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------||


  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-3--0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|


  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q  E E +E  E Q    Q  E E +E  E Q
|----------------|-----------------|------2-(2)-5----|------1-(1)-5----||
|----------------|-----------------|-3------------3--|-2------------2--||
|-5--0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-----------------|-----------------||
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||


 Outro\Guitar Solo
  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|


  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-8--8-8-8-8-8-8-|-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|----------------|


  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|


  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-8--8-8-8-8-8-8-|-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|----------------|


  Q  E E E E E E   Q.   E +Q   Q    Q  E E E E E E   Q.   E +Q   Q
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0----1-(1)--2--|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3----5-(5)--7--|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|


  Q  E E E E E E   Q.   E +Q   Q    Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5----6-(6)--7--|-8--8-8-8-8-8-8-|-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|


  W          Q.   E +Q   Q    W          Q.   E +Q   Q
|----------|----------------|----------|----------------|
|----------|----------------|----------|----------------|
|-0--------|-0----1-(1)--2--|-3--------|-3----5-(5)--7--|
|----------|----------------|----------|----------------|


  W          Q.   E +Q   Q    W          W          Q  Q  H
|----------|----------------|----------|----------|------------*|
|----------|----------------|----------|----------|------------*|
|-5--------|-5----6-(6)--7--|-7--------|-8--------|-0----------*|
|----------|----------------|----------|----------|------------*|



Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

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pwrmax wrote on April 17 2009, 03:47 pm

The intro isn't exactly right
Should be:
||---9--8--
||o-10--9--
||o--0--0-0
||---------
Instead of:
||--10--9--
||o-10-10--
||o--0--0-0
||---------

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