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Skin O My Teeth Tab

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                            SKIN 'O MY TEETH 
                                 Megadeth
              (From The 1992 Album Countdown To Extinction)

Transcribed by Jonathan Casper (confinedforever)

Gtr 1 - Tuning Standard - (E A D G B E)


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


Riff 2                              x3
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|---------------------5-7-7b8r7-5---|
D|-7-----7-----7-----7-5-7-7b8r7-5---|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-7-------------0-|
E|-----------------------------------|
     * *   * *   * * *   *         *
e|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|-7-----7-----7--|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
E|----------------|
     * *   * *   


Riff 3
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|--------------------5-7-7b8r7-5---|
D|-2-----5-----7----7-5-7-7b8r7-5---|
A|-0-0-0-3-3-3-5----7-------------0-|
E|----------------------------------|
     * *   * *      *   *         *
  "...wrists donning slits..."
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|--------------------5-7-7b8r7-5---|
D|-2-----5-----2----7-5-7-7b8r7-5---|
A|-0-0-0-3-3---0----7-------------0-|
E|-----------3----------------------|
     * *   * *      *   *         *
  "...flowing constantly..."


Riff 3a
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|--------------------5-7-7b8r7-5---|
D|-2-----5-----7----7-5-7-7b8r7-5---|
A|-0-0-0-3-3-3-5----7-------------0-|
E|----------------------------------|
     * *   * *      *   *         *
  "People clutter..."
e|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|-2-----5-----2--|
A|-0-0-0-3-3---0--|
E|-----------3----|
     * *   * *
  "...take a look..."


Riff 4
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|---------------------5-7-7b8r7-5---|
D|--7----7----7------7-5-7-7b8r7-5---|
A|-------------------7-------------0-|
E|----5----4----3--------------------|
                     *   *         *
   "No escaping pain..."
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|---------------------5-7-7b8r7-5---|
D|--3----3----3------7-5-7-7b8r7-5---|
A|--------------5----7-------------0-|
E|----1----0-------------------------|
                     *   *         *
   "You belong to me..."

Riff 4a
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|---------------------5-7-7b8r7-5---|
D|--7----7----7------7-5-7-7b8r7-5---|
A|-------------------7-------------0-|
E|----5----4----3--------------------|
                     *   *         *
   "Clinging on to life..."
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|--3----3----3------------|
A|--------------5----(5)b6-|
E|----1----0---------------|
   "...skin of my teeth..."


Play Riff 3    "My blood flows..."
Play Riff 3a   "In time the white..."
Play Riff 4    "No escaping pain..."
Play Riff 4a   "Clinging on to life..."


Riff 5 (Solo Rhythm, Play 2x)
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------3---------3-------------|
E|-5-3-0----3-5------5-3-5-3-2-0-|

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------3---------3-------------|
E|-5-3-0----3-5------5-3-5-3-2-0-|
     
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|-----4-----5------7-7-7-5-|
A|---4-----5---7----5-5-5-3-|
E|-2-----3-----5------------|
   * * * * * *      * * *
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------7-7-7-7/9-9-|
D|-----------------5-5-5-5/7-7-|
A|-------3---------------------|
E|-5-3-0----3-5----------------|
   * * *

Riff 5a (Solo Rhythm)
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-2-----5----2----5-2---2-------|
E|---5-2----5----------5---5-4-2-|

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-2-----5----2----5-2---2-------|
E|---5-2----5----------5---5-4-2-|

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-2-----5----2----5-2---2-------|
E|---5-2----5----------5---5-4-2-|

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


Play Riff 5  Solo Rhythm


Solo (Friedman)
e|---------------/12-8----8-----------------|
B|-8b10--(10)~~--------12---12-10---12b13~--|
G|--------------------------------9---------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

e|-0-15b17------------15b17r15-14-[14]15r14------------|
B|---------[15]17~--------------------------15-[15]17~-|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

e|-------15--------------------------------------|
B|-13h15----15p13----13-------13-15-[15]17r15p13-|
G|----------------14----14~~---------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------|
B|-15b19r15p13-------|
G|-------------14~~--|
D|-------------------|
A|-------------------|
E|-------------------|

e|-------12-17p12-------12-15p14p12----12-15p12-|
B|-13-14----------14h15-------------15----------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|-19p12----12----------------------------|
B|-------15----15p13----13-15h16-15p13----|
G|-------------------14----------------14-|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-13-15-12h13p12----12---------------------------|
G|----------------14----14-12-11h12p11----\5~-/-\-|
D|-------------------------------------14-----/-\-|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---7-----8------10---------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------9b11r9-9b11~~--9--8--7--5^-5-5----|
D|-4---4-5---5-/7-----7----------------------------------7-|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------8----------------7--------------------7-----------|
B|-----------10---10b12~--(10)p7---10p7-----------------10p7------|
G|---------9----------------------------9b11r9-(9)b11--------9b11-|
D|-7\5-/10--------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-7------------------------7----------------------------------------|
B|---10p7-7---------------7---10p7----7------------------------------|
G|----------9b11r9-(9)b11----------10---10p9p7---9b11-7~--(7)\2-4/16-|
D|---------------------------------------------9---------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|-15h17p15----15h17-14h15p14----14-------12h14p12----|
G|----------16----------------16----16\15----------14-|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------12----14p12----13p11----|
B|-12h14p12----12---------------------12-15-14----15-------15-------12-|
G|----------14----14-13h14-11~--14p13----------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-11-13p10----10-12p9----9-11p8---|
B|----------11---------10--------9-|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------17--------------------------------------|
B|-------14-17p14----------14h17---17p14----------14-17p14-17p14-17b20~~-|
G|-14h17----------17p14-17---------------17-14h17------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------17----------------17-|
B|--------14-17p14----------14h17----14/16----16/17----|
G|-14h17-----------17p14-17----------------17----------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------17------------------------------------------|
B|-20p17-20p17-20b22~~----20-17-20b22-20b22-20b22-20b22r20-20b22r20-|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------17-|
B|-17----------------------------------15/17----|
G|----19b21r19p17-19-17b20r17-17b19-17----------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|-20b22-20-17----------------------17-|
B|-------------20-17-------17----------|
G|-------------------19h20----19h20----|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-19-20p17-19b23-17-------------|
D|-------------------19~~--(19)\-|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

End Solo


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

Guitar 2
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-7~---6~---5~---4~---3--2----|
A|---------------------------0-|
E|-----------------------------|


Riff 2a                             x3
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|---------------------5-7-7b8r7-5---|
D|-7-----7-----7-----7-5-7-7b8r7-5---|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-7-------------0-|
E|-----------------------------------|
     * *   * *   * * *   *         *
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-7-----7-----7---------------------|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------------------|
E|----------------X\-X\-X\--X\-X\-X\-|
     * *   * *   


Play Riff 3    "I won't feel the hurt..."
Play Riff 3a   "So tag my toe..."
Play Riff 4    "No escaping pain..."
Play Riff 4a   "Clinging on to life..."


Ending:
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|--------------------5-7-7b8r7-5---|
D|-2-----5-----7----7-5-7-7b8r7-5---|
A|-0-0-0-3-3-3-5----7-------------0-|
E|----------------------------------|
     * *   * *      *   *         *

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



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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SnowDog1993 wrote on September 17 2007, 01:43 pm

TRUELY!! THE BEST SKIN O MY TEETH TAB!!!
this is horibly simple i have not done the solo yet but i will do but this is possibly easiest to read tab THANKS LOT!!!!!!!!

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dan_g_ wrote on July 18 2008, 03:35 am

Hey this is an awesome tab, best solo i can find

e|-------15--------------------------------------|
B|-13h15----15p13----13-------
G|----------------14----14~~-------
D|----------------------------------
A|----------------------------------
E|---------------------------------

that bits sounds off maybe.

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