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The Ecstasy Of Gold Tab

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                             THE ECSTASY OF GOLD - Metallica
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tabbed by: Brett Dixon
Email: brett_dixon15@hotmail.com

Tuning: 1/2 Step Down (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb eb)

I was looking at the other tabs for this song, and, my gosh..
Incorrect tunings, wrong tab..
They don't even have any of James's parts! 
Well anyway, here is the full, CORRECT tab.

To see me play this on Youtube, use this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgT49-nU-Dc 


[Intro] (Clean) First chord is an arpeggio. 

    Am 
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-0h1-----0h1-----0h1-----0h1-----0h1-----0h1-----0h1-----0h1---------------|
F#|-2---2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------------|
C#|-2-----2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-----------|
G#|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

This is where Kirk comes in with distorted guitar.

   GTR. 1 (Clean)                   D
D#|---------------------------------0h2-----0h2-----0h2-----0h2---------------|
A#|-0h1-----0h1-----0h1-----0h1-----3---3-------3-------3-------3-------------|
F#|-----2-------2-------2-------2---2-----2-------2-------2-------2-----------|
C#|-------2-------2-------2-------2-0-----------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    |GTR. 2 DIST                                                                     |
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-10------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------9~~~~~~~~~~~~~~---------------------------------------------------|
C#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D#|-0h2-----0h2-----0h2-----0h2-----0h2-----0h2-------2-----------------------|
A#|-----3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-----3-----------------------|
F#|-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2---2-----------------------|
C#|---------------------------------------------------0-----------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-8-------------------------------------------------------8---------8-------|
F#|----------9~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~----------------------9-----9---------9----|
C#|---------------------------------------------------------------10----------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                     Fmaj7                                 Am
D#|--------------------0------------------------------------------------------|
A#|--------------------1------------------------------------0h1-----0h1-------|
F#|--------------------2------------------------------------2---2-------2-----|
C#|--------------------3------------------------------------2-----2-------2---|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------0-----------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|------10-----10-------10h12--10~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--------|
F#|----------9----------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|-<7>-------------<7>-------------------------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-0h1-----0h1------0h1-----0h1-------0h1-----0h1------2h4-0---2h4-0---------|
F#|-----2-------2--------2-------2---------2-------2----0-----2-------2-------|
C#|-------2-------2--------2-------2---------2-------2--0---------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------0---------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------10----------------------------------------------------|
F#|----------------------------9~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--|
C#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-2h4-0---2h4-0---2h4-0---2h4-0---2h4-0---2h4-0---2h4-0---2h4-0-------------|
F#|-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-----------|
C#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|------------------12-------------------------------------------------------|
F#|--------------------------12~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--------|
C#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    A      D5                       A            D/G#
D#|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-2-------3--3--3--3--3-3--3--3-3-------------------------------------------|
F#|-2-------2--2--2--2--2-2--2--2-2--2--2--2--2--1--1--1--2~~~~~~-------------|
C#|-2-------0--0--0--0--0-0--0--0-0--2--2--2--2--2--2--2----------------------|
G#|-0--------------------------------0----------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-----8-----------------8---------------------------------------------------|
F#|---9---9-7----7-7h9~~--------7--9~~~~~~~-----------------------------------|
C#|-----------10------------10------------------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

In this next sequence, Kirk plays the lead, and James strums the power
chords located above the tab. I will get more chords done soon.

    Ab5               B5             Db5                           E5
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------8-------------------------------------------------------|
F#|--------9~~~~~----------7~~~~~~---7-9-7---9-7----9-7-----------------------|
C#|-\7-------------------------------------7-----7-------7-9-7~~-7h9p7~~~~~~~-|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                        Ab5         F#5
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------12---------------------8-----------------|
F#|----------------------9~~~~~~-------------12~~~~~------9---9-7----7-7h9~~~-|
C#|-~~~~~~~(7)/---\7----------------------------------------------10----------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

            Eb5
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|--8---------------------------8--------------------------------------------|
F#|--------7--9~~~----------9-------9----7-9-7---9-7-----5---9---14--12-------|
C#|----10-------------\7-----------------------7-----7------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------10p8-10--------8------------------------------|
F#|-9--12--16--19b--17---20b--------------9-------9-----7-9-7----9-7-----9-7--|
C#|------------------------------------------------------------7-----7--------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------8--------------10----12--10----12--10-------10\--|
F#|----------------------9-----7---7-----7--------------------------12--------|
C#|--7-9-7--7h9--7\--/7---------------7---------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

This is where the pickscrapes and wah-wah licks come in.

D#|---------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------|----------8--10p8----------8--8h10-----------10\-/10--12B---10---|
F#|---------|------9\-----------9--7-9-----------9-9\-/9--------------------12|
C#|---------|--/7-------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-scrapes-|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-12b-12b-10-12b-12b-10----------8-10-------12b--10h12p10----------12-------|
F#|-----------------------------9-------9-7-----------------12---12------12---|
C#|-------------------------/7------------------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|--13b------14-------16-------17---/12--------------12b-x-12b-x-12b---------|
F#|-------12------/12------/12------------13--13--13----------------------9\--|
C#|-------------------------------------------------------------------/7------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-7---5-5-7-5\--------10----12-x-12-x-12-x-12-x-12--12b14r12p10-12b14r12p10-|
F#|-7---5-5-7-5\----/7--------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-12b14r12p10-12b14r12p10-13b15p13r11-14b16r14p12-15b17\--------------------|
F#|----------------------------------------------------------/7-7-9-7---9-7---|
C#|-------------------------------------------------------------------7-----7-|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|--9-7-----9--7-----9-7-----------5---9---14---12----9---12---16--9b21r19---|
C#|------7---------7-------7\--/7---------------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                                      X 4
D#|------------------------------------------------|---------------|----------|
A#|---------------------22--tremolo----------17----|--20b22r20p17--|-20p17----|
F#|-17--20b22r20--19--------------pick--14---------|---------------|----------|
C#|------------------------------------------------|---------------|----------|
G#|------------------------------------------------|---------------|----------|
D#|------------------------------------------------|---------------|----------|

                                                                X 16
D#|---------------------------------------------------------|-20p17----17-----|
A#|-20p17---------------------------------------------------|-------20--------|
F#|----------17--14------17--14------17--14------17--14-----|-----------------|
C#|------------------17----------17----------17----------17-|-----------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------|-----------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------|-----------------|

D#|--20----------17--17----------15--15---------------------------------------|
A#|------20--20----------17--17----------13--13--10/13------------------------|
F#|------------------------------------------------------7p5h7b9r7p5---5-7-7--|
C#|------------------------------------------------------------------7--------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------2p0-2p0-2p0-2p0-2p0-2p0-2b4----15-17-15----17-15------|
F#|-7-5---------4b6r4-------------------------------------------14-------14---|
C#|-----7-5-7-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|--17-15----------15-17-15-----17-15------17--15----------------------------|
F#|---------14--14-----------14---------14----------14----5--9--14--17--16----|
C#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D#|----------------------12---9---12--9---15---12---17\---|
A#|-------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-17--16--17--19--17------------------------------------|
C#|-------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-------------------------------------------------------|
D#|-------------------------------------------------------|

There she is, Metallica's "The Ecstasy of Gold" In it's entirety. 
If I got anything wrong, please let me know. Enjoy rocking to
this track! Can't wait for Death Magnetic, which is going to be
my next big project. Check my account the day the album comes out
(when will that be!?) and I will have tabs out ASAP. But in the 
meantime, enjoy!!



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| x  Dead note
| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| r  Release
| >  Accented note
| b  Bend
| /  Slide up
| \  Slide down
| ~  Vibrato
 <7> Harmonic

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xXCRA1GXx 1,040 wrote on August 23 2008, 02:58 pm

good rythem tab like it!!!!

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U B the band 5,212 wrote on October 22 2008, 02:15 pm

5 Stars from me, pretty sweet song, awesome tab.

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stringsquealer 44 wrote on December 16 2008, 04:08 pm

finally! good job! *****

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