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           F O R   W H O M   T H E   B E L L   T O L L S

     Words and Music by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and Cliff Burton

                            B A S S   T A B

Typed by Ilan Galiani (lhdalia@weizmann.weizmann.ac.il)

 Intro
                                                   / 3 \  / 3 \
            w                              q       e e e  e e e
G+---+--------------------------------+-----------------------------------+
D|-4-|------R-------------------------|----R-----------R------R-----------|
A|-4-|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E+---+--------------------------------+------------2-2----2-2-------------+

                                                       / 3 \  / 3 \
     q  e  e  e  q   s  s                  e  e  e  e  e e e  e e e      8
G+-----19-18-17-16--19p16-------------+---------19------------------------+
D|*-----------------------------------|---17-16------------R------R------*|
A|*-----------------------------------|------------17--------------------*|
E+---0--------------------------------+----------------2-2----2-2---------|

      e e e e  e e e e                     e e e e  e e e e
G+------------------------------------+-----------------------------------+
D|*-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|*-----------------------------------|-------------------0---------------|
E+----0-3-2-1--0-3-2-1----------------+----0-3-2-1--0-2-3-----------------|

      e e e e  e e e e                     e e e e  e e e e              4
G+------------------------------------+-----------------------------------+
D|------------------------------------|----------------------------------*|
A|------------------------------------|-------------------2--------------*|
E+----0-3-2-1--0-3-2-1----------------+----0-3-2-1--0-2-3-----------------|

      w                                     +w
G+------------------------------------+-----------------------------------+
D|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E+----0-------------------------------+-----(0)---------------------------|


 Bass Fig.1

         / 3 \    / 3 \                       / 3 \    / 3 \
      q  e e e  q  e e e                   q  e e e  q  e e e
G+------------------------------------+------------------------------------+
D|*-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|*-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E+----0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--------------+----0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--------------+

         / 3 \    / 3 \
      q  e e e  q  e e e                   q      q
G+------------------------------------+-----------------------------------+
D|------------------------------------|-------R---------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E+----3--3-3-3--3--3-3-3--------------+----3-----12\----------------------|


         / 3 \    / 3 \                       / 3 \    / 3 \
      q  e e e  q  e e e                   q  e e e  q  e e e
G+------------------------------------+------------------------------------+
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E+----0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--------------+----0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--------------+

         / 3 \    / 3 \               ---     / 3 \     / 3 \           ---
      q  e e e  q  e e e              |1.  q  e e e  q  e e e             |
G+------------------------------------+-----------------------------------+
D|------------------------------------|----------------------------------*|
A|------------------------------------|----3--3-3-3--0--0-0-0------------*|
E+----3--3-3-3--3--3-3-3--------------+-----------------------------------|

 ---   / 3 \  / 3 \   / 3 \
 |2.   q   e  e   q   e e e    q
G+------------------------------------+
D|------------------------------------|
A|-----3---3--3---3---0-0-0---12\-----|
E+------------------------------------+


 Bass Fig.2

      / 3 \     / 3 \                      / 3 \  /3\
      e e e  q  e e e  q                   e e e  q e q q
G+------------------------------------+------------------------------------+
D|*-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|*-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E+----0-0-0--3--0-0-0--5--------------+----0-0-0--3-0-6-2------------------+

      / 3 \     / 3 \                      / 3 \  / 3 \  / 3 \
      e e e  q  e e e  q                   e e e  e e e  q q q
G+------------------------------------+------------------------------------+
D|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------*|
A|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------*|
E+----0-0-0--3--0-0-0--5--------------+----0-0-0--3-0-0--6-2-1-------------+


 Interlude

         / 3 \    / 3 \                       / 3 \    / 3 \
      q  e e e  q  e e e                   q  e e e  q  e e e
G+------------------------------------+------------------------------------+
D|*-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|*-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E+----0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--------------+----0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--------------+

         / 3 \                                / 3 \    / 3 \
      q  e e e  q    q                     q  e e e  q  e e e
G+------------------------------------+------------------------------------+
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E+----0--0-0-0--0--/12\---------------+----3--3-3-3--3--3-3-3--------------+

         / 3 \    / 3 \               ---     / 3 \    / 3 \
---
      q  e e e  q  e e e              |1.  q  e e e  q  e e e
|
G+------------------------------------+------------------------------------+
D|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------*|
A|------------------------------------|----2--2-2-2--2--2-2-2-------------*|
E+----0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--------------+------------------------------------+

 ---      / 3 \
 |2.   q  e e e  q  q
G+------------------------------------+
D|------------------------------------|
A|-----2--2-2-2--2--2\----------------|
E+------------------------------------+


 Outro
          /3\               /3\               /3\
      h   q h            h  q h               q h        8
G+------------------+------------------+-+----------------+
D|*-----------------|------------------|2|---------------*|
A|*-----------------|------------------|4|---------------*|
E+----0---2-2-------+----0--2-2--------+-+----3-3---------+



 The order of the parts :
   Intro
   Bass Fig.1
   Bass Fig.2
   Bass Fig.1
   Bass Fig.2 X 2
   Interlude
   Bass Fig.1
   Bass Fig.2 X 2
   Outro

The Lyrics To this Song are :

 Make his fight on the hill in the early day
 Constant chill deep inside
 Shouting gun, on the run through the endless grey
 On they fight, for they are right, yes, but who's to say?
 For a hill men would kill, why?  They do not know
 Suffered wounds test their pride
 Men of five, still alive through the raging glow
 Gone insane from the pain that they surely know

    For whom the bell tolls
    Time marches on
    For whom the bell tolls

 Take a look to the sky just before you die
 It is the last time he will
 Blackened roar massive roar fills the crumbling sky
 Shattered goal fills his soul with a ruthless cry
 Stranger now, are his eyes, to this mystery
 He hears the silence so loud
 Crack of dawn, all is gone except the will to be
 Now they see what will be, blinded eyes to see

    For whom the bell tolls
    Time marches on
    For whom the bell tolls




--


    /¬\            ____________________________________       /¬\
    \|/          /¬\                                   \      \|/
    /|\        / /\\     Ilan Galiani                  >      /|\
   |\_/|       |  / \ lhdalia@weizmann.weizmann.ac.il /      |\_/|
   | | |       \_/  / -   -   -   -   -   -   -   - /        | | |
   | | |          /   H E A V Y   M E T A L   ! ! !  \       | | |
   | | |        / /¬\---------------------------------\      | | |
   | | |        | \ |  Ilan Galiani, Rehovot, Israel   \     | | |


            
            
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Hendriz88 10 Mar 20, 2002 07:00 PM

I've looked all over the net for this and this is the best tab i've found.

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Mikkel 90 Aug 27, 2003 08:00 PM

what does the R mean and the letters abouve the notes i only got a bass today iv been playing guitar so dont shout at me!

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moocow308 30 Jan 24, 2004 07:00 PM

The letter things aren't exactly standard tab, so don't worry. The 'R's are rests and the letters above are the note durations, like quarter, whole, eighth, etc.

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