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Truth Be Told Tab

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Band- Megadeth
Song- Truth Be Told

Tuning: Standard


Intro
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-2-------------------9--|
A|-0--------------3----7--|
E|------3----2----1-------|

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

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



Riff 1 (Slight distortion with effect)
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|-----2---4-5------2---4-5------2---4-5-|
D|---2---2--------2---2--------2---2-----|
A|-0------------2------------3-----------|
E|---------------------------------------|
            "This is the first..."
e|---------------------------|
B|-----3---------------------|
G|---2---2-5-2-4---2---------|
D|-0-------------3---2-3p2---|
A|-------------------------3-|
E|---------------------------|
   "...death, in the world..."


Guitar fill over Riff 1 (Nylon acoustic):
#1
e|-1-3-1-0--------|
B|---------3-1----|
G|-------------2--|
D|----------------|
A|----------------|
E|----------------|
   "...world..."

End guitar fill





Riff 2
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------5-5-5-5-----|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-6-6-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0---------4-4-|
   * * * * * *
  "...death do us part..."
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-5-5-5-5-4-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
E|-3-3-3-3-2-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-|

Guitar fill over Riff 2 (Slide)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-6\----2/----8/----[off fretboard]-|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|



Riff 3
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-3-2-x-x--x-5---x-x--x-|
E|-1-0-x-x--x-3-0-x-x--x-|
  "Til the last..."
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-7---x-x--x-8------7-8-|
E|-5-0-x-x--x-6-0--0-5-6-|
            "Sin lies..."


Riff 3a
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-3----5----7----8-3----5----7----8-|
E|-1-0--3-0--5-0--6-1--0-3--0-5--0-6-|
     *    *    *       *    *    *
  "...upon the ground..."
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|----------------------|
A|-3----5----7----8---3-|
E|-1--0-3-0--5-0--6-1-1-|
      *   *    *    *


Play Riff 1   "The battle ain't over..."

Guitar fills over Riff 1 (Nylon acoustic):
#1
e|----------------------------15-|
B|----------12-13-12----12-13----|
G|----12-14----------------------|
D|-14----------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

#2
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------12----|
D|--14-15----14-|
A|--------------|
E|--------------|

#3
e|-10--10-10--8--7--8--7-|
B|-10--10-10-10-10-10-10-|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|

End guitar fills


Play Riff 2   "...anger is..."
Play Riff 3   "Til the last..."

Riff 3a
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-3----5----7----8-3----5----7----8-|
E|-1-0--3-0--5-0--6-1--0-3--0-5--0-6-|
     *    *    *       *    *    *
   "...upon the ground..."
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-------------------|
A|-3----5----7----8\-|
E|-1--0-3-0--5-0--6\-|
      *   *    *



Riff 4 (Solo Rhythm)
e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|------------------|
D|------------------|
A|-2-----2-----2----|
E|-0--/3-0--/5-0-/3-|

e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|------------------|
D|------------------|
A|-2-----2-----2----|
E|-0--/3-0--/5-0-/6-|


Solo (Mustaine)
e|-17tr12----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|--------[use whammy bar to dive down 1 step ]--|
D|--------[    then release back to normal    ]--|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

e|-------12-------12-------12-------12----------------|
B|-15b17----15b17----15b17----15b17----15b17r15b17r15-|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|-12h15p12--12h15p12--12h17p12--12h15p12--12h17p12\-|
B|---------15--------15--------15--------15----------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-9-9-9-9-9-9-/1010101010-/1111111111-|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-/-8-8-8-8-8-/-9-9-9-9-9-|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|-12-12-12-12\-9---------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|-10-10-10-10\-7----[bar dive]-|
E|------------------------------|

End Solo



Riff 5                      x7
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|-7h8-----------------------|
E|-----0-8-7-0-6~--000000000-|
       * * * *     *********
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-7h8-----------------8----8----8----(8)\-|
E|-----0-8-7--6--0--8--6----6----6----(6)\-|
       * * *  *  *  *


Riff 6 (Solo Rhythm)            x4
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-3-0-0-5--0-0-6--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
                                x2
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------2------3----------------|
E|-5-2-2----2-2----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
                                x2
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-3-0-0-5--0-0-6--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
                                x2
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------2------3----------------|
E|-5-2-2----2-2----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
                                x2
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-3-0-0-5--0-0-6--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


Solo (Mustaine)
e|-191919-171717-202020-191919-|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

e|-20p19p17-19p17p15-17p15----15-------|
B|-------------------------18----18p17-|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------|
B|-171717-151515-181818-171717-|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-18p17p15-17p15p13-15p13----13-------|
G|-------------------------16----16p14-|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-161616-141414-171717-161616-|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-17p16p14-16p14p12-14p12-----------|
D|-------------------------15--15-14-|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|-15p14p12-14p12-----------|
A|----------------15--15-14-|
E|--------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-15p14p12-15p14p12-14p12----12-------------|
E|-------------------------16----16-13-16-12-|

End Solo


Solo (Mustaine)
e|-------14------------------------------------|
B|----------17---------------------------------|
G|-14-16-------17p16-[16]17r16p14-[16]17r16p14-|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------14----------14-18b20-|
B|------------------------17----------------|
G|-[16]17r16p14--16-17-------14h16----------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

e|-{18}-{18}-{18}-{18}-[18]19^-[18]19^-[18]19^-[18]19-[18]19-|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------[slowly release bend to half step]--------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Solo (Mustaine)
e|---------------------------------|
B|-15p12---16p12---17p12---16p12---|
G|------14------14------14------14-|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------|
B|-15p12---16p12---17p12---16p12---|
G|------14------14------14------14-|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------|
B|-15p12---16p12---17p14---18p14---|
G|------14------16------17------18-|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------|
B|-19p15---20p16---21p16---21p16-|
G|------18------19------19-------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

e|-17-19p14----------------------------|
B|----------17-19p14----14h17p14-19p14-|
G|-------------------17----------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-17-19p14----------------------------|
B|----------17-19p14----14h17p14-19p14-|
G|-------------------17----------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-17-19p14----------------------------|
B|----------17-19p14----14h17p14-19p14-|
G|-------------------17----------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-17-19p14----------------------------|
B|----------17-19p14----14h17p14-19p14-|
G|-------------------17----------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------15p12--17p12--15p12---|
B|----12-17p15p12----17p12-------------------------|
G|-12-------------12-------12-----12-----12-----12-|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------|
B|-17p15p12-15p12h15-15b17tm--(17)r16tm-|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 1a (Solo Rhythm)
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-9----7----5----5--|
A|-7----5----3----2--|
E|-------------------|

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


Solo (Mustaine)
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|-12~-------12-14-14b15--|
D|--------14--------------|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|----12-14b15-[14]15--[14]15-[14]15-[14]15-|
D|-14---------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|-[14]15-[14]15--[14]15r14-12-14-14b15r14~~~-|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

e|----------12------------------------------17b18r17-|
B|-------12----15b17----(17)r15p12----12-15----------|
G|-12-14---------------------------14----------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

e|-12-17-15-12----12-------------|
B|-------------15----17-17\15-12-|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|-15-15p12-------12----------------------------|
G|----------15p12----15p14p12-14b15r14-12----12-|
D|----------------------------------------14----|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|----10-10--------[whammy dive]-|
E|-12----------------------------|

End Solo




Riff 7
Guitar 1
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-0000-23-0000-35-00-23-|
   **** ** **** ** ** **
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-0000-23-0000-35-00-56-|
   **** ** **** ** ** **

Guitar 2
NOTE: Comes in at the very end, runs into
next riff.
e|----------------|
B|-11-10-8--------|
G|---------10-9-7-|
D|----------------|
A|----------------|
E|----------------|


Riff 8
Guitar 1
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|
A|-7h8--------------------|
E|-----0-8-7-0-6~--000000-|
       * * * *     ******

Guitar 2
e|-----------------------------------|
B|--------------------11-10-8--------|
G|-9h10p9---------------------10-9-7-|
D|--------10-10\8-8~-----------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

Final time:
e|---------------------------------------|
B|--------------------11-10-8--------8~\-|
G|-9h10p9---------------------10-9-7-----|
D|--------10-10\8-8~---------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|


Play Riff 7
Play Riff 8
Play Riff 7
Play Riff 8
Play Riff 7
Play Riff 8

Final time:
Guitar 1
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|-7h8--------------------2-|
E|-----0-8-7-0-6~--000000-0-|
       * * * *     ******

Guitar 2
e|-------------------------|
B|-11-10-8-----------------|
G|---------10-9-7-9~--(9)\-|
D|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|


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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