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                               M E T A L L I C A

                                       -

                       T H E   S H O R T E S T   S T R A W
================================================================================


                             ...AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
                         (c) Elektra/Vertigo Records (1988)
                             http://www.metallica.com/


                                 Standard Tuning
                                    B E A D G

                                  Tempo = 140 BPM
                               Time Signature = 4/4



                          -----------------------------
                                 Transcribed by

                                 PADDY MCMULLAN
                           pmtabs (@t) gmail [dot] com

                                   Version 1.0
                                  26th May 2012
                             -----------------------

                             Tablature Symbols Used:


 (/)       -  Legato Slide (Blank space indicates length of slide)
 \         -  Slide Down to/Down From
 /         -  Slide Up to/Up From
 ( )       -  Ghost Note/Tied Note/Implied Note
 REST      -  Rest and sustain rest for duration of blank space
 |_3_|     -  Triplet Notes
 P.M...    -  Palm Mute
 5h7       -  Hammer-On
 7p5       -  Pull-Off
 *         -  Staccato Notes (Bring the indicated note(s) to an abrupt end)
 |__[1,2]  -  Alternate Endings



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Intro:                                                    [ Time 00:00 - 00:14 ]
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|  |----| |--------R--------------|--------R ---------------|
|1 |----|4|--------E--        ----|--------E ---------------|
|/ |----|/|--------S--        ----|--------S ---------------|
|16|--0-|4|--1--0--T--        --0-|--1--0--T --0-1--0--3----|
|  |----| |-----------------------|-------------------------|

|--------R--------------|--------R -----------------|-----------------------|
|--------E--        ----|--------E -----------------|-----------------------|
|--------S--        ----|--------S -----------1-----|-----------------------|
|--1--0--T--        --0-|--1--0--T --0-1--0--(0)----|--1--0---------------0-|
|-----------------------|---------------------------|-----------------------|

|--------R ---------------|--------R--------------|--------R ---------------||
|--------E ---------------|--------E--        ----|--------E ---------------||
|--------S ---------------|--------S--        ----|--------S ---------------||
|--1--0--T --0-1--0--3----|--1--0--T--        --0-|--1--0--T --0-0--1--0----||
|-------------------------|-----------------------|-------------------------||


The 1/16 bar is only there to accommodate the first pre-beat note of the song;
the song proper (i.e. the first down-beat) starts at the first whole bar.



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Part 1:                                                   [ Time 00:14 - 00:46 ]
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||--------------------------|-------------------------|
||--------------------------|-------------------------|
||--------------------------|----------------------1--|
||--0--1--0----0--0--0-0-0--|--0--1--0----0--3--0-----|
||--------------------------|-------------------------|

|--------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|----------------1--------|--------------------------|
|--0--1--0----0--0--0-0-0--|--0--1--0----0-----0--3--|--0--1--0----0--0--0-0-0--|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|

|-------------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------1--|--------------------------|----------------*-----*--|
|--0--1--0----0--3--0-----|--0--1--0----0--0--0-0-0--|--0--1--0----0--3-----3--|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|

| |--------------| |
|2|--------------|4|
|/|-----*--------|/| x 2
|4|-----2-----1--|4|
| |--------------| |

                                            // Overlap with Next Part \\
||--------------------------|--------------||-----R----------------||
||--------------------------|--------------||-----E--            --||
||--------------------------|-----*--------||--*--S--            --||
||--0--1--0----0--0--0-0-0--|--0--1-----1--||--0--T--            --||
||--------------------------|--------------||----------------------||



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Part 2:                                                   [ Time 00:46 - 01:05 ]
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[ Rest for 4 bars ]


||------------------------|------------------------------|
||------------------------|------------------------------|
||-----7---------------7--|--------------------3--(3)-3--|
||--0-------0--5---6------|--0--0--0-0--0-0--0-1---0--1--|
||------------------------|------------------------------|


|------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------------|
|-----7---------------7--|--------------------5--(5)-5--|
|--0-------0--5---6------|--0--0--0-0--0-0--0-3---0--3--|
|------------------------|------------------------------|


|------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------------|
|-----7---------------7--|--------------------7--(7)-7--|
|--0-------0--5---6------|--0--0--0-0--0-0--0-5---0--5--|
|------------------------|------------------------------|


|------------------------|----------------------------||
|------------------------|----------------------------||
|----------7--*---*---*--|----------------------------||
|--0--5-------6---5---3--|--3--3--3-3--3-3--2-2--1-1--||
|------------------------|----------------------------||



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Part 3:                                                   [ Time 01:05 - 01:32 ]
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||------------------------------|----------------------------|
||------------------------------|----------------------------|
||------7-----------------------|-----7----------------------|
||--0-0----0-0-0-0-0--0-1--0-1--|--0-----0-0-0--0--0-3--0-3--|
||------------------------------|----------------------------|


|-----------------------------|--------------------------|
|-----------------------------|--------------------------|
|-----7-----------------------|-----7--------------------|
|--0-----0-0-0-0-0--0-1--0-1--|--0-----0-0-0--3---2---1--|
|-----------------------------|--------------------------|


|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----7-----------------------|-----7----------------------|
|--0-----0-0-0-0-0--0-1--0-1--|--0-----0-0--0-0--0-3--0-3--|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|


|----------------------------|--------------------------||
|----------------------------|--------------------------||
|-----7----------------------|-----7--------------------||
|--0-----0-0--0-0--0-1--0-1--|--0-----0-0-0--3---2---1--||
|----------------------------|--------------------------||


||----------------------------|------------------------------|
||----------------------------|------------------------------|
||--*--*----*----*------------|--*--*----*----*--------------|
||--2--2--2-2--2-2--2-3--2-3--|--2--2--2-2--2-2--2-5 \ 2-5 \ |
||----------------------------|------------------------------|


|----------------------------|---------------------------| |
|----------------------------|---------------------------| |
|--*--*----*----*------------|--*--*---------------------|*| x 2
|--2--2--2-2--2-2--2-3--2-3--|--2--2--2-2-0-0-5---4---3--|*|
|----------------------------|---------------------------| |



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Part 4:                                                    [ Time 01:32 - 1:39 ]
================================================================================


||------------------------|------------------------------|
||------------------------|------------------------------|
||-----7---------------7--|--------------------3--(3)-3--|
||--0-------0--5---6------|--0--0--0-0--0-0--0-1---0--1--|
||------------------------|------------------------------|


|------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------------|
|-----7---------------7--|--------------------3--(3)-3--|
|--0-------0--5---6------|--0--0--0-0--0-0--0-1---0--1--|
|------------------------|------------------------------|


|--------------R--    --||
|--------------E--    --||
|--2--2--2--2--S--    --||
|--------------T--    --||
|-----------------------||



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Part 5:                                                   [ Time 01:39 - 01:46 ]
================================================================================


||-------------------------|---------------------------------|
||-------------------------|--2--(2)-2--0----2h3-2p0-2h3-2p0-|
||--7-------7-----7--8-----|--2 h 3--3--0--------------------|
||--0----0--0--0--------0--|---------------------------------|
||-------------------------|---------------------------------|


|-------------------------|--------------------------------||
|-------------------------|-----2--2-------2h3-2p0-2h3-2p0-||
|--0----0--0--0--7--8--0--|--2--3--3--0--------------------||
|-------------------------|--------------------------------||
|-------------------------|--------------------------------||
             ...



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Part 6: Repeat Part 1, ignoring the final two bars.       [ Time 01:46 - 02:16 ]
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Part 7: Repeat Part 2.                                    [ Time 02:16 - 02:29 ]
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Part 8: Repeat Part 3.                                    [ Time 02:29 - 02:55 ]
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Part 9: Repeat Part 4.                                    [ Time 02:55 - 03:03 ]
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Part 10: Repeat Part 5                                    [ Time 03:03 - 03:10 ]
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Part 11: Repeat Part 1, ignoring the final two bars.      [ Time 03:10 - 03:39 ]
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Part 12: Repeat the first two bars of Part 2              [ Time 03:39 - 03:46 ]
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Part 13:                                                  [ Time 03:46 - 03:58 ]
================================================================================


||----------------------------|----------------------------|
||----------------------------|----------------------------|
||----------------------------|----------------------------|
||--0--0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--|--1--1--1-1--1-1--1-1--1-1--|
||----------------------------|----------------------------|


|----------------------------|--------------------------| |
|----------------------------|--------------------------|*|
|----------------------------|------------*--*---*------| | x 2
|--2--2--2-2--2-2--2-2--2-2--|--3--3--3-3-0--3---2---1--|*|
|----------------------------|--------------------------| |



================================================================================
Guitar Solo 1 Backing:                                    [ Time 03:58 - 04:41 ]
================================================================================


| |-----------| |----------------------------|----------------------------|
|2|--R--    --|4|----------------------------|----------------------------|
|/|--E--    --|/|----------------------------|----------------------------|
|4|--S--    --|4|--0--0--0-0-0--0--0-1--0-1--|--0--0--0-0--0-0--0-3--0-3--|
| |--T--------| |----------------------------|----------------------------|


|----------------------------|--------------------------| |
|----------------------------|--------------------------|*|
|----------------------------|--------------------------| | x 2
|--0--0--0-0--0-0--0-1--0-1--|--0--0--0-0-0--3---2---1--|*|
|----------------------------|--------------------------| |


||-----R-------------------|--R-------------------|--R-------------------|
||-----E--     ------------|--E--     ------------|--E--     ------------|
||-----S--     ------------|--S--     ------------|--S--     ------------|
||--0--T--     --0-1--0-1--|--T--     --0-3--0-3--|--T--     --0-1--0-1--|
||-------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|

 
|-----R-----------------| |
|-----E--  -------------|*|
|-----S--  -------------| | x 2
|--0--T--  --3---2---1--|*|
|-----------------------| |


||----------------------------|----------------------------|
||----------------------------|----------------------------|
||----------------------------|----------------------------|
||--2--2--2-2--2-2--2-2--2-2--|--3--3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--|
||----------------------------|----------------------------|


|----------------------------|--------------------------| |
|----------------------------|--------------------------|*|
|----------------------------|---------------*---*---*--| | x 2
|--4--4--4-4--4-4--4-4--4-4--|--5--5--5-5-0--5---4---3--|*|
|----------------------------|--------------------------| |


|--R-----------R------||
|--E--  -------E--  --||
|--S--  --0----S--  --||
|--T--  --1----T--  --||
|---------------------||



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Part 14: Repeat Part 1 with the following variations:     [ Time 04:41 - 04:55 ]
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||--------------------------|-------------------------|
||--------------------------|-------------------------|
||--------------------------|----------------------1--|
||--0--1--0----0--0--0-0-0--|--0--1--0----0--3--0-----|
||--------------------------|-------------------------|


|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------7----------|----------------1--------|-------------7----------|
|--0--1--0-------0--0----|--0--1--0----0-----0--3--|--0--1--0-------0--0----|
|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|


|-------------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------1--|--------------------------|----------------*-----*--|
|--0--1--0----0--3--0-----|--0--1--0----0--0--0-0-0--|--0--1--0----0--3-----3--|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|


| |--------------| |
|2|--------------|4|
|/|-----*--------|/|
|4|-----2-----1--|4|
| |--------------| |



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Guitar Solo 2 Backing:                                    [ Time 04:55 - 05:11 ]
================================================================================


Repeat Part 1 once, ending it with the following:


| |-----------------| |
|3|-----------------|4|
|/|--*--------------|/|
|4|--0--------------|4|
| |-----------------| |



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Part 15: Repeat Part 3                                    [ Time 05:11 - 05:37 ]
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Part 16: Repeat Part 4                                    [ Time 05:37 - 05:45 ]
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Part 17: Variation of Part 5                              [ Time 05:45 - 05:52 ]
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||-------------------------|---------------------------------|
||-------------------------|--2--(2)-2--0----2h3-2p0-2h3-2p0-|
||--7-------7-----7--8-----|--2 h 3--3-----------------------|
||--0----0--0--0--------0--|---------------------------------|
||-------------------------|---------------------------------|


|-------------------------|---------------------------------||
|-------------------------|-----------------2h3-2p0-2h3-2p0-||
|--5----5--5--0--7--8-----|--2 h 3--3-----------------------||
|----------------------0--|------------0--------------------||
|-------------------------|---------------------------------||



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Part 18: Repeat Part 1 once, adding the following 2 bars: [ Time 05:52 - 06:13 ]
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|-----------------------------|----------------------------||
|-----------------------------|----------------------------||
|-----------------------------|----------------------------||
|--0--0--0-0-0-0-0--0-1--0-1--|--0--0--0-0--0-0--0-3--0-3--||
|-----------------------------|----------------------------||



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Outro:                                                    [ Time 06:13 - 06:35 ]
================================================================================


Repeat part 13 then continue with the following:


|-----------------------------|-----R--------------------||
|-----------------------------|-----E--  ----------------||
|-----------------------------|-----S--  --7---7-- \-----||
|--0--0--0-0-0-0-0--0-1--0-1--|--0--T--  --0---0--  -----||
|-----------------------------|--------------------------||



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End
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Tab summary:        Intro
                    Part 1
                    Part 2
                    Part 3
                    Part 4
                    Part 5
                    Part 7
                    Part 8
                    Part 9
                    Part 10
                    Part 11
                    Part 12
                    Part 13
                    Guitar Solo Backing 1
                    Part 14
                    Guitar Solo Backing 2
                    Part 15
                    Part 16
                    Part 17
                    Part 18
                    Outro

                    END

            
            
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