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Prince Charming Tab

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Prince Charming
As performed on "Reload"
Music by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich
Lyrics by James Hetfield

Standard Eb tuning

h       hammer on
p       pull off
b       bend
pb      pre-bend
r       return
PM      palm muting
/       slide up
\       slide down
x\      pick scrape
~       vibrating
TR      tremelo picking
[]      pinch (artificial) harmonics
James   Guitar 2
Kirk    Guitar 1
Both    D'uh

Intro (James)
eb[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb[---------------------------------------------5b------------------|
Db[--------2--------------5---------------5--5--5b--------5---------|
Ab[-/17\---2--------0h5h7---7~~~~~--0h5h7-----------7--5-----7~~~~--|
Eb[-/17\---0--------------------------------------------------------|

Intro 2 (James)
eb[----------------------------------------------------|
Bb[----------------------------------------------------|
Gb[----------------------------------------------------|
Db[----------5-----------5-----------5-----------5-----|
Ab[----0h5h7-------0h5h7-------0h5h7-------0h5h7-------|
Eb[-0-----------0-----------0-----------0--------------|

Intro (Kirk)
eb[---------------------------------------------------------|
Bb[---------------------------------------------------------|
Gb[---------------------------------------------------------|
Db[--------------7------------5-----------7-----5--5--5h7---|
Ab[-2------------5------------3-----------5-----5--5--5h7---|
Eb[-0-------------------------------------------------------|

Main Riff (x2 [Only James 1st time; he plays it under Kirk's intro])
eb[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Db[----------5----------5----------5----------5--7b9-7b9-7b9r7-5----|
Ab[----0h5h7------0h5h7------0h5h7------0h5h7--------------------7--|
Eb[-0-----------0----------0----------0-----------------------------|

Post main riff              Kirk does this
eb[---------------------]--------------------|
Bb[---------------------]--------------------|
Gb[-5--5--5h7-----------]--------------------|
Db[-5--5--5h7----2------]-x\-----------------|
Ab[--------------0------]-x\-----------------|

Little fill thingy (Both)
eb[---------------------------------------------------------|
Bb[---------------------------------------------------------|
Gb[---------------------------------------------------------|
Db[-----5-----5---------------------------------------------|
Ab[--7-----------7--5---------------------------------------|
Eb[---------------------------------------------------------|

Verse (Both, x4)         First 3 times       4th time
eb[--------------------]---------------[---------------|
Bb[--------------------]---------------[---------------|
Gb[--------------------]---------------[---------------|
Db[----------5---------]-5--5--5h7-----[-5--6--7-------|
Ab[-2--------5--7------]-5--5--5h7-----[-5--6--7-------|
Eb[-0---0-0-----7--0-0-]---------------[---------------|
       PM..       PM..

Verse fill (Both, x3)
eb[------------------------------|
Bb[------------------------------|
Gb[-5-------------5--------------|
Db[------7--5--7-----------------|
Ab[------------------------------|
Eb[------------------------------|
        PM......

Little fill thingy

Verse

Verse fill thingy

Chorus (x2 [Both 1st time, only James 2nd time; Kirk plays main riff])
eb[----------------------------------------------]--------------|
Bb[----------------------------------------------]--------------|
Gb[----------------------------------------------]--------------|
Db[--------------7------------5------------5--7--]--5--5--5h7---|
Ab[-2------------5------------3------------5--7--]--5--5--5h7---|
Eb[-0--------------------------------------------]--------------|
                                                   ^^^^^^^^^^
                                         Play this 3 times after 2nd chorus

Main Riff

Little fill thingy

Verse

Verse and Little fill thingies

Verse

Verse and Little fill thingies

Chorus

Pre-solo (Both, x4)
eb[-------------------------|
Bb[-------------------------|
Gb[-------------------------|
Db[------5---5--------------|
Ab[-5h7----7---7------------|
Eb[-------------------------|

GUITAR SOLO 1 (Kirk, w/ wah pedal)
eb[----------------]-----------------------------------------------------|
Bb[----------------]------------------------------16br-14----------------|
Gb[----------------]-16b18r16-14------------------16br-14----------------|
Db[-----4----------]-------------16--16p14-16-16----------16-16p14-16-16-|
Ab[----------------]-----------------------------------------------------|
Eb[-2-------2------]-----------------------------------------------------|
   ^^^^^^^^^^^^
Play this part a buncha times

eb[---------------------------------------------------------|
Bb[-16-14---16-14--16br-14----------------------------------|
Gb[-16-14---16-14--16br-14--------14-16-16b18r16-14---------|
Db[------------------------16--16-------------------16------|
Ab[---------------------------------------------------------|
Eb[---------------------------------------------------------|

Pre-solo (After they play the pre-solo, they play it again, only a step higher, so move 
up 2 frets)

Bridge (Both, x4)
eb[---------------------------------------------------------|
Bb[---------------------------------------------------------|
Gb[---------------------------------------------------------|
Db[--------------------4-------3-------2-------2--2---------|
Ab[-4----4--(7)---------------------------------------------|
Eb[-2----2--(5)---2--2----2--2----2--2----2--2--------------|
                 PM...   PM...   PM...   PM...

Main Riff

Verse

Verse and Little fill thingies

Chorus

OUTRO SOLO/GUITAR SOLO 2 (Kirk)
eb[-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb[----------------------12b14r12--------------12h14-12---12--14--12--|
Gb[-/12-12-12-12---12-12-12b14r12--------------12h14-12---12--14--12--|
Db[----------------------------------14-12-14-------------------------|
Ab[-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb[-------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb[------------------------------------12----12-------12----12------|
Bb[-12---------------12--14--15--14----15b17-15b17----15b17-15b17---|
Gb[-12---------------12--14--15--14---------------------------------|
Db[-----14--14~~~~~-------------------------------------------------|
Ab[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb[-----------------------------------------------------------------|

eb[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb[-15b17r15-12-----------------------------------------------------|
Gb[-------------14-12-14-pb16r14-pb16r14--12-12---------------------|
Db[---------------------------------------------14~~~~~~-14-12-14---|
Ab[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb[-----------------------------------------------------------------|

eb[---------------------------------------------------------|
Bb[-12-14b-14b--14b-14b--14b-14b----------------------------|
Gb[-12-14b-14b--14b-14b--14b-14b----------------------------|
Db[-------------------------------14-12-14------------------|
Ab[---------------------------------------------------------|
Eb[---------------------------------------------------------|

eb[--------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb[--------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb[----------------------------------------------------4-5-4-----|
Db[--------4-5-4-----4-5-7-5-4-----4-5-7-5-4-----4-5-7-------5---|
Ab[-7-5-7--------5-7-----------5-7-----------5-7-----------------|
Eb[--------------------------------------------------------------|

eb[------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb[------------------------------10-10-10-12-10-12-10-12-15----|
Gb[----4-5-4-----4-5-7-5-7-7/9---------------------------------|
Db[--7-------5-7-----------------------------------------------|
Ab[------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb[------------------------------------------------------------|

eb[--------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb[-15p12p10-15p12p10-15p12p10-15p12p10-15p12p10-15p12p10-15-15b17~~~--|
Gb[--------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db[--------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab[--------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb[--------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb[-12--15--17b19-------17---------------------------------------------|
Bb[-12--15--17b19-------17---------------------------------------------|
Gb[-------------------------16-16-14--16-16-16b-16b-16b--16br-14-12----|
Db[-------------------------16-16-14--16-16-16b-16b-16b--16br-14-12----|
Ab[--------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb[--------------------------------------------------------------------|

Play the rest of the solo with the wah pedal
eb[---------------------------------------------------------|
Bb[-------------------------------17~~~-17~~~-17~~~-15~~~---|
Gb[----------12-14b16r14-12~~~~---16~~~-16~~~-16~~~-14~~~---|
Db[-14-12-14------------------------------------------------|
Ab[---------------------------------------------------------|
Eb[---------------------------------------------------------|

eb[---------------------------------------------------------|
Bb[-17~~~-17~~~-17~~~-20~~~-17~~~-17~~~-17~~~-17\-----------|
Gb[-16~~~-16~~~-16~~~-19~~~-16~~~-16~~~-16~~~---------------|
Db[---------------------------------------------------------|
Ab[---------------------------------------------------------|
Eb[---------------------------------------------------------|
                                             TR..........
                                   Tremelo pick the 17 while sliding down

eb[---------------------------------------------------------|
Bb[---------------------------------------------------------|
Gb[---------------------------------------------------------|
Db[-5-7-7brbrbrbr-------------------------------------------|
Ab[---------------------------------------------------------|

End with the Little fill thingies.

And that's it.

Song structure
Intro
Intro 2
Main Riff
Little fill thingy
Verse
Verse fill thingy
Verse
Verse fill thingy and Little fill thingies
Chorus
Main Riff
Little fill thingy
Verse
Verse fill thingy
Verse
Verse and Little fill thingies
Chorus
Pre-solo
GUITAR SOLO 1
Bridge
Main Riff
Verse
Verse and Little fill thingies
Chorus
OUTRO SOLO/GUITAR SOLO 2
Ending

Peace.
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Strat_Monkey 172 Aug 11, 2004 12:00 AM

Pretty good. A couple of things are repeated once too often, and I'm not too sure about the 1st solo, but other than that, I like it. 4 Stars.

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benjo48 2,348 Jul 29, 2008 03:48 PM

mite not b the best tab of this song but it is the most user friendly if tht makes sense. all the other tabs hav little letters everywhere - soo confusing

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dojoho 10 Jun 21, 2009 06:45 PM

i think you miss something in the solo?

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