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1Group: METALLICA
2Song Name: sad but true
4Release:
4Submitted By: jim thatcher
5Email: thatcher@prodigy.net
6Song Text:                                          sad but true

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

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|2-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|2------------------/7---6---5---|3-5-3-5-3-5-353535353535--------|
A|0-------------------------------|------------------------x\------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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

e|--------------------------------|----         -------------------|
B|--------------------------------|----         -------------------|
G|2-------------------------------|5---         -------------------|
D|2------------------/7---6---5---|3---         -------------------|
A|0-------------------------------|----         -------x---x-x-x-x-|
E|--------------------------------|----         -------------------|

e|--------------------------------|        --------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|        --------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------| %   %  --------------------------------| 4%
D|--------------------------------|        --------------------------------|
A|2-----------2---2---5p0-1p0-----|        2-----------2---2---5p0-5-5-----|
E|0-----------0---0-----------3p0-|        0-----------0---0---------------|

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------5p0-5-5-----|(5)^----r-----------x---x-x-x-x-|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|2-----------2---2---5p0-1p0-----|2-----------2---2---5p0-1p0-----|
E|0-----------0---0-----------3p0-|0-----------0---0-----------3p0-|

All these lyrics are played over the following tablature line.

Verse 1:
Hey,            I'm your life.   I'm the one who takes you there.
Hey,            I'm your life.   I'm the one who cares.
They,           they betray.     I'm your only true friend now.
They,           they'll betray.  I'm forever there.

Verse 2:
You,            you're my mask.  You're my cover, my shelter.
You,            you're my mask.  You're the one who's blamed.
Do,             do my work.      Do my dirty work, scapegoat.
Do,             do my deeds,     for you're the one who's shamed.

Verse 3:
Hate,           I'm your hate.   I'm your hate when you want love.
Pay,            pay the price.   Pay, for nothing's fair.
Hey,            I'm your life.   I'm the one who took you there.
Hey,            I'm your life.   And I no longer care.

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|------------7-------------------|------------3-------------------|
A|------------5-------------------|------------1-------------------|
E|0---0---0-0-----0---0-------0-0-|0---0---0-------0---0-------0-0-|

          I'm your dream, make you real. I'm your eyes when you must
          I'm your dream, mind astray. I'm your eyes when you're a-
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------3-3-0---3---2-----------|--------3-3-0-------------------|
A|--------3-3-0---3---2-----------|--------3-3-0-------7---7---7-7-|
E|0---0-------------------0---0-0-|0---0-----------0---5---5---5-5-|

  steal I'm your pain when you can't feel         Sad but true
  way I'm your pain while you repay You know it's sad but true.
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------___3___-----------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------5--5--5-5---------------|
A|7---7---8-8-5---7---5---5---5-5-|5---5---3--3--3-3-------3-3-----|
E|5---5---6-6-3---5---3---3---3-3-|3---3---------------0---1-1-0---|

  _____________________
    1.                           Sad but true.
e|--------------------------------|        --------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|        --------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------| %   %  --------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|        --------------------------------|
A|2-----------2---2---5p0-1p0-----|        2-----------2---2---5p0-5-5-----|
E|0-----------0---0-----------3p0-|        0-----------0---0---------------|

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|2-----------2---2---5p0-1p0-----|2-----------2---2---5p0-5-5-----|
E|0-----------0---0-----------3p0-|0-----------0---0---------------|

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------| Go back and play verse 2.
D|--------------------------------|
A|(5)-----------------x---x-x-x-x-|
E|--------------------------------|

  _____________________
    2.                        Sad but true.
e|--------------------------------|    --------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|    --------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------| %  --------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|    --------------------------------|
A|2-----------2---2---5p0-1p0-----|    2-----------2---2-------0h1p0---|
E|0-----------0---0-----------3p0-|    0-----------0---0---0-3-------3-|

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

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

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

e|--------------------------------|----            ----------------|
B|--------------------------------|----            ------------3-s-|
G|2-------------------------------|----            ------------5-s-|
D|--------------------2-3-5-3-5-2-|3---            ----------------|
A|--------------------------------|----            --Solo 1--------|
E|--------------------------------|----            ----------------|
                                                                  
e|--------------------------------|----            ----------------|
B|--------------------------------|----            ----------------|
G|--------------------------------|----            ----------------|
D|2-------------------2-3-5-3-5-2-|3---            ----------------|
A|--------0-----------------------|----            ----x---x-x-x-x-|
E|--------------------------------|----            ----------------|

For the backing rhythm figure of solo 1 see end of transcription

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

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------12----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------12----------------------------------------------|
D|14------------------14--12------14-12-----------\-------12--14--|
A|----------------------------14--**------------------14----------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|12--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|12------------------------------9p7p6---------------------------|
D|----14--12------14----------------------9---7---9-----------\---|
A|------------14--**------------------------------**--------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|4-h-5p4-----4---------------------------------------------------|
D|--------7-------7---5---4-----------------------9---s---5---s---|
A|----------------------------5---7-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------**------------------------------|

e|---------- -- -- -- ____3___--- -------- -- ------ -- --------------------|
B|----12--15p12 15p12 ---12 12-15p12----12h15p12--12h15p12------------------|
G|14^------- -- -- -- 14^-- ----- --14^--- -- --14-- -- --1412--------------|
D|---------- -- -- -- ----- ----- -------- -- ------ -- --------14--14------|
A|---------- -- -- -- ----- ----- -------- -- ------ -- --------------------|
E|---------- -- -- -- ----- ----- -------- -- ------ -- --------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------12------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------12------14--12------------------------------------------|
D|12-h14------14----------14--12----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------14--12-s10--12--10--------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|14^-r---14^-r-------------------14^-r-----------12--------------|
G|14^-r---14^-r---14^r12--12--14--14^-r---12------12----------12--|
D|----------------------14--------------------14----------14------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|14^-r---12--14^-r---12--14^-r---12--14^-r-----------------------|
G|14^-r---12--14^-r---12--14^-r---12--14^-r---12--14^-------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------12--|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

  ________6________ ________6________ _________6________ ________6________|
e|----------------- ----------------- ------------------ -----------------|
B|----------------- ----------------- -------------12-12 13-12-13-15-15-15|
G|----------------- ---------12----12 14-12-14-14^------ -----------------|
D|---------12----12 14-12-14----14--- ------------------ -----------------|
A|14-12-14----14--- ----------------- ------------------ -----------------|
E|----------------- ----------------- ------------------ -----------------|

                      __________6_________ _______6_______
e|12h15p12--12--12 12 15p12 12 12 12 12 12-15p12 -- --------- --------------|
B|-- -- --15------ -- ----- -- -- -- -- -------- 15p13--13-15p13----13--15--|
G|-- -- ---------- -- ----- -- -- -- -- -------- -- --14----- --14----------|
D|-- -- ---------- -- ----- -- -- -- -- -------- -- --------- --------------|
A|-- -- ---------- -- ----- -- -- -- -- -------- -- --------- --------------|
E|-- -- ---------- -- ----- -- -- -- -- -------- -- --------- --------------|

e|15------15------------------------------r-----------------------|
B|15^-----15^-----------------------------r-----------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

At this point play Chorus once and go on with the second solo:

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

e|-------0------------0-------------------------------------------|
B|-----------3^-----------3---0-----------------------------------|
G|2^------------------------------2^rp0---------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------2-----------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                 
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|2-----------------------2-------2---------------0-h-1-p-0-------|
E|0-----------------------0-------0-------0---3---------------3---|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|4^------4^------4^------4^------4^--------------0---------------|
D|-----Semi - harmonics-------------------------------2-----------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                 
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|2-----------------------2-------2-------5-p-0---1-p-0-----------|
E|0-----------------------0-------0-----------------------3-p-0---|

e| ----------------------------------------------------------------|
B| --------12--12--x---12--12------12--12--12--12--x---12--12--12--|
G| --------12--12--x---12--12------12--12--12--12--x---12--12--12--|
D|/14--------------------------14----------------------------------|
A| ----------------------------------------------------------------|
E| ----------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                  
e| ----------------------------------------------------------------|
B| ----------------------------------------------------------------|
G| ----------------------------------------------------------------|
D| ----------------------------------------------------------------|
A| 2-----------------------2-------2---------------0-h-1-p-0-------|
E| 0-----------------------0-------0-------0---3---------------3---|

e|--------12----------12------12----------------------------------|
B|----12------15^---------15^-----15^-\---------------------------|
G|14^-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------End of Solo 2--------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                 
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|2-----------------------2-------2-------5-p-0---5---5-----------|
E|0-----------------------0-------0-------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------5p0-5-5-----|(5)^----r-----------x---x-x-x-x-|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

e|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------| Go back and play verse 3.
D|----------------|
A|----x---x-x-x-x-|
E|----------------|

At the end of the chorus play the basic riff and end with:

e|--------------------------------|  -----------------------------|----|
B|--------------------------------|  -----------------------------|----|
G|--------------------------------|  -----------------------------|----|
D|--------------------------------|  -----------------------------|----|
A|2-----------2---2---5p0-5-5-----|  -----------------x---x-x-x-x-|2---|
E|0-------------------------------|  -----------------------------|0---|

  Backing guitar for solo 1
e|--------------------------------|        --------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|        --------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------| %   %  --------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|        --------------------------------|
A|2-----------2---2---5p0-1p0-----|        2-----------2---2---5-0---------|
E|0-----------0---0-----------3p0-|        0-----------0---0-------0-0-3-5-|

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|2-----------2---2---5p0-1p0-----|2-----------2---2-------0h1p0---|
E|0-----------0---0-----------3p0-|0-----------0---0---0-3-------3-|

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------| 3%  -> To chorus
D|--------------------------------|
A|7---7---8-8-5---8---7---7---7-7-|
E|5---5---6-6-3---6---5---5---5-5-|

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| x    Dead note
| (n)  Ghost note
| h    Hammer-on
| p    Pull-off
| r    Release
| /    Slide up
| \    Slide down
| s    Slap 

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whitefool86 33 wrote on March 6 2002, 12:00 am

Man you're crazy if you are saying that this is in standard tuning and the tabs that you've put here...just play along with the cd/song (or try to, you won't be able to get very far without getting grossed out)

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BEN429BOY 14 wrote on April 7 2002, 12:00 am

SHUT UP DUMBASS!

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Fredo 0 wrote on June 18 2002, 12:00 am

But hes right... this tab sucks.

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