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Wake Up Dead Tab

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                                Wake Up Dead
                                  Megadeth
               (From The 1986 Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?)


Transcribed by Jonathan Casper (confinedforever)

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


Im pretty sure this is more or less correct, enjoy! 



Riff 1
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------2----------------5----------------7-|
A|----4----0-----------4----3-----------4----5-|
E|-02-2-02----------02-2-02----------02-2-02---|
   **   **          **   **          **   **
    "I sneak in my..."
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|---------9\--------------|
A|----4----7\------4----3--|
E|-02-2-02------02-2-02-1--|
   **   **      **   **
    "...say I've been out..."


Solo (Mustaine)
e|----------------------------------2----------------|
B|-----------------------------------5p2-------------|
G|-4b6r4-4b6----(6)r4d*----4b6--4b6-----4h5p4p2-4p2--|
D|-a-----a-----------------------------------------4-|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------7p5-9p7p5----------------------|
B|------------------------------8p7p5---8p7p5---------|
G|-2---------------------------------7p5-----7p5------|
D|--4p2--2-4p2----2-4~--------------------------7p6p4-|
A|-----4------2h4-------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-6~----6--6/7~---9---\4-|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-4b6-[slow release and dive ]--(16)-16~~-|
D|-a---[with tremolo bar, then]------------|
A|-----[raise and slide to the]------------|
E|-----[      next note       ]------------|
  
e|---------------------------------------14h7p14-17-19b20--19b21~-|
B|-14h17p14-14-14-17p14-19p14-14-14-17p14-------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-19p17p14-14-14-19p17p14-14-14-|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|
                          
e|-19p17p14--14-19p17p14--14-19p17p14--14-19p17p14--14-|
B|---------17-----------17-----------17-----------17---|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

e|-19p17p14--14-19p17p14--14-19p17p14--14-19p17p14--14-|
B|---------17-----------17-----------17-----------17---|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

e|-19p17p14--14-19p17p14--14-19p17p14--14-19p17p14--14-|
B|---------17-----------17-----------17-----------17---|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--17----------------------------------------|
G|--16b17---[long hold and then release]------|
D|----------[slowly with tremolo bar vibrato]-|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 2
Guitar 1                                   x3
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|-12\11-------12\11------------------------|
A|-10\-9-11/12-10\-9--9-10----9-------11/12-|
E|--------9/10-------------12---10-12--9/10-|
                       * *  * *  *  *
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-12\11-------12\11------------------|
A|-10\-9-11/12-10\-9--9-10----9-------|
E|--------9/10-------------12---10-12-|
                       * *  * *  *  *
e|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|
A|-11/12-7/8----------|
E|--9/10-5/6--0-0-0-0-|
              * * * *

Guitar 2                                   x3
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|-12\11-------12\11-----9------------------|
A|-10\-9-11/12-10\-9--12---10-12-9-10-11/12-|
E|--------9/10-------------------------9/10-|
                       * *  *  * *  *
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-12\11-------12\11-----9------------|
A|-10\-9-11/12-10\-9--12---10-12-9-10-|
E|--------9/10------------------------|
                       * *  *  * *  *
e|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|
A|-11/12-7/8----------|
E|--9/10-5/6--0-0-0-0-|
              * * * *


Riff 3 (Play 4x)
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|--------------------------7---|
D|--------------------------5---|
A|-10-9-8-----7-----8---7-------|
E|--8-7-6-0-0-5-0-0-6-0-5-0---0-|
          * *   * *   *   *   * 
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-------------7---------------|
D|-------------5---------------|
A|-8-----7---------------------|
E|-6-0-0-5-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
     * *   * *   * * * * * * * 


Riff 3a (Play 1x)
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|--------------------------7---|
D|--------------------------5---|
A|-10-9-8-----7-----8---7-------|
E|--8-7-6-0-0-5-0-0-6-0-5-0---0-|
          * *   * *   *   *   * 
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|-------------7----------------------|
D|-------------5---9----8-7-6---5-4-3-|
A|-8-----7---------7-10-6-5-4-7-3-2-1-|
E|-6-0-0-5-0-0---0----8-------5-------|
     * *   * *   *


Riff 3b (Play 3x)
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-------------------7---|
D|-------------------5---|
A|-----7-----8---7-------|
E|-0-0-5-0-0-6-0-5-0---0-|
   * *   * *   *   *   * 
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|-------------7----------------------|
D|-------------5---9----8-7-6---5-4-3-|
A|-8-----7---------7-10-6-5-4-7-3-2-1-|
E|-6-0-0-5-0-0---0----8-------5-------|
     * *   * *   *


Lead into next section:
e|---------------|
B|---------------|
G|---------------|
D|---------5\3---|
A|-3-3-3/5-3\1-3-|
E|-1-1-1/3-----1-|
     * 


Riff 4 (Solo Rhythm)          x3
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-------4-------------7--6-4--|
D|-------4-------------7--6-4--|
A|-6-----2--4-5--6-----5--4-2--|
E|-4-444----2-3--4-444---------|
     ***           ***
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|-------4-------------6------|
D|-------4-------------6------|
A|-6-----2--4-5--6-----4--6-7-|
E|-4-444----2-3--4-444----4-5-|
     ***           ***

Solo (Mustaine)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|--6b7tm----[long hold, slow release]-|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------4-----4-4-|
G|-6p4---------4------------4-6-4-----4-6b7---6p4-----|
D|-----6-6-4-6---5-6--4-5-6-------6-6-----------------|
A|-------------------4--------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-5-6-7-6-7-8-7-8-9-8-9-10-9-10-11-10-11-12-11-12-13-12-13-14-|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------|
B|-13-14-15-14-15-16-15-16-17-18-19-18-19-|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------| 
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|
                                                          
e|-16-19p16--16-19p16--16-21p16-19p16--16-21p16-21b23~~-|
B|---------19--------19--------------19-----------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 4a (Solo Rhythm)
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------6---------------8-|
D|----------------6---------------8-|
A|-8--------8-6-8-4---------8-6-8-6-|
E|-6-666666-6-4-6----666666-6-4-6---|
     ****** * * *    ****** * * *
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------9------9-8--|
D|--------------9------9-8--|
A|--------8-6-8-7------7-6--|
E|-666666-6-4-6----666------|
   ****** * * *    ***
e|-------|
B|-------|
G|-------|
D|-------|
A|-------|
E|--X\\--|


Solo (Poland)
e|---------------------------------------------6h9-9b11r9-|
B|-------------------------------------------6------------|
G|-------------------------------6-------6h8--------------|
D|---------------6-------6h8p6h8---8p6h8------------------|
A|-----8-6h8p6h8---8p6h8----------------------------------|
E|-/9-----------------------------------------------------|
                                                        
e|-6------------6----------------------|
B|---9-6-9b11r9---9p6---6--------------|
G|--------------------8---8b10r8p6-6b8-|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-8-6--------------------------------|
A|-----8-6----------------------------|
E|---------9-6--9~~--(9)b10--7b8--4~~-|

End Solo


Riff 5
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------6p4---------------------|
A|-------------------------6p4-----|
E|-4-4-4-4-----4-4-4-4-4-4-----4-4-|
   * * * *     * * * * * *     * *
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-------------------------7-4-|
E|-4-4-4-4-7-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-2-|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * 
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|---------6p4----------------------------4-5---|
A|-------------------------6p4-----7-9-6--2-3-5-|
E|-4-4-4-4-----4-4-4-4-4-4-----4-4-5-7-4------3-|
   * * * *     * * * * * *     * * 


Riff 6
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------4p2---------------------|
A|-------------------------4p2-----|
E|-2-2-2-2-----2-2-2-2-2-2-----2-2-|
   * * * *     * * * * * *     * * 
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|-2-2-2-2-5-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-2-2-|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-4-2-----2----------------------------6--------|
A|-----4-3---4-3-2-4-3-2---3-2--------5----5---5-|
E|-----------------------5-----5-2--4--------4---|



Riff 7
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-------2------------5----3-|
A|-4---4-0--2-3-4---4-3--5-1-|
E|-2-0-2----0-1-2-0-2----3---|
     * *          * * 
   "Well I wonder..."
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|-------7--6-4--------------|
D|-------5--4-2-------7----7-|
A|-4---4--------4---4-5--6-5-|
E|-2-0-2--------2-0-2----4---|
     * *          * * 
   "...bout the other..."
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|-------2------------7--9----6----------|
A|-4---4-0--2-3-4---4-5--7----4--------4-|
E|-2-0-2----0-1-2-0-2------------------2-|
     * *          * *                       
                          "...named Diana."

Guitar fill over Riff 7 (Mustaine)
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|-6p4p2p0--------------------------|
D|---------5p4p2p0-5p4p2p0----------|
A|------------------------4p2p0-----|
E|------------------------------0-2-|



Lead into next section:
e|--------|
B|--------|
G|--------|
D|--------|
A|--4--3--|
E|--2--1--|



Riff 8 (Solo Rhythm)
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|------9---------------------9--7--|
A|-2----7----3--5555---5h7-2--7--5--|
E|-0----0----1-------7-----0--0-----|



Solo (Mustaine)
e|-8p0h8p7p0h7h8p0h8p7p0h7h8p0h8p7p0h7h8p0h8p7-8/10-|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|-12-/24\-2h3p2h3-/14h15p14h15-|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|

e|-8p0h8p7p0h7h8p0h8p7p0h7h8p0h8p7p0h7h8p0h8p7-8/10-|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|-12--11-10--9--8--/15---------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------11----11-12-|
E|-----------------------12~----10-12----12-------|

e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-14-12-11-14-11h12p11----11--------------|
E|----------------------13----13-12-10-12~-|

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------13---|
D|----------------------------12--14-12-15-14--15-|
A|-------11--12-11-14-12-15-14--15----------------|
E|-13-12---13-------------------------------------|

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

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

e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|-13-14-14-----------------------------------|
D|-----------14-15-15--12-14-14~~--12-14-14~~-|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-12-14-14--------------------------------|
A|-----------14-15-15--12-14-14--11-12-12\-|
E|-----------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------12-14-15p14-|
A|---------11-12-14p12p11-12-14-15p14p12------------|
E|-12--13-------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------16h17-19p17p16-|
B|----------------------------15h17-18p17----------------|
G|-13h14-16p14p13-14h16-17p16----------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

e|-20p19p17-19p17-16-19p17p16-17p16-----------------------------|
B|---------------------------------18p17p15-17p15---------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------17p16p14-16p14-|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-16p14p13-14p13----------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------15p14p12-14p12---------------------------------14~~-|
A|-----------------------------16p14p12-14p12\11-12p11--11-----------|
E|----------------------------------------------------13--13p12------|

End Solo


Play Riff 8   "Wake up dead..."

Final time:
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|------9---------------------9--7-|
A|-2----7----3--5555---5h7-2--7--5-|
E|-0----0----1-------7-----0--0----|
      "You.......die....wake up dead!"



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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+2 reply
brett dixon wrote on June 13 2007, 12:48 pm

great tab!!! My favorite megadeth song!!

+1 reply
mozo freak wrote on September 30 2007, 01:17 am

the ending is so off dude but hey 5 stars anyways....

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tickler444 wrote on October 8 2008, 05:42 pm

Are you sure the power chords on the D and G strings shouldn't be on the A and D strings instead? The way you wrote it, it sounds pretty high.
Also, the timing could be easier to figure out.
Other than that, great tab. 4 stars.

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