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The Small Hours Tab

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                       Metallica: The Small Hours
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Tabbed by: SethMegadefan
Email: rdlilly@hickorytech.net

Tuning: Drop D [DADGBE] (this sounds the best in my opinion)

I've included all of the song excluding the solos

Riff A
e|--0-------0-------0-------0------|
B|------6-------6-------6--------6-|
G|8---8---8---8---8---8---8---8----|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|

e|------0-------0-------0-------0--|
B|--4-------4-------4-------4------|
G|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7----|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------| Repeat 2x

Chord A
e|0--------------------------------|
B|4--------------------------------|
G|7--------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|

Play this with chord above; strike notes first with volume all the way down
(with distortion) and gradually raise the volume
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|0--------------------------------|
D|0--------------------------------|

Repeat Riff A twice, then play the first part of Riff A twice while playing this under it

Riff B
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|0--0--2-3-2-3-0--0--3----0--0--2-3-2-3-0--0--3----|
D|0--0--2-3-2-3-0--0--3----0--0--2-3-2-3-0--0--3----|
PM.  .          .  .       .  .          .  .

e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|0--0--2-3-2-3-0--0--3----3-2--2-1--|
D|0--0--2-3-2-3-0--0--3----3-2--2-1--|
PM.  .          .  .

Verse Riff
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|0--0--2-3-2-3-0--0--3----0--0--2-3-2-3-0--0--3----|
D|0--0--2-3-2-3-0--0--3----0--0--2-3-2-3-0--0--3----|
PM.  .          .  .       .  .          .  .

        "You're drawn after darkness..."
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|0--0--2-3-2-3-0--0--3----0--0--2-3-2-3-0--0--3----|
D|0--0--2-3-2-3-0--0--3----0--0--2-3-2-3-0--0--3----|
PM.  .          .  .       .  .          .  .
        "And you will see..."

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|5----------------3--------------|
D|5----------------3--------7\----|
  "Just call my name and I'll be there..."

Riff C
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|0----------------3--------3--2--|
D|0----------------3--------3--2--| Play 4x

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|0-------------------------------|
D|0-------------------------------|

Riff D
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|--------------------6------8--|
D|0-000-000-000-000-006--0-008--|
PM. ... ... ... ... ..   . ..

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------6-----------|
D|0-000-000-000-000-006--0-003-2--|
PM. ... ... ... ... ..   . ... .

Riff E
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|0----------------1----0----|
D|0----------------1----0----|

e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|3----------------3----0----|
D|3----------------3----0----|

e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|5----------------5----0----|
D|5----------------5----0----|

e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|6--------------------------|
D|6--------------------------|

e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|0--------------------------|
D|0--------------------------|

Riff F - Closing Riff, start playing while other guitar plays above measure
e|--0-------0-------0-------0------|
B|------6-------6-------6-------6--|
G|8---8---8---8---8---8---8---8----|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|

e|0--------------------------------|
B|6--------------------------------|
G|8--------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
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GrAfF_iT 199 wrote on January 5 2005, 12:00 am

After some controversy over the tuning of this song.. I think its actually tuned one step down, still a very good tab though

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juzcook 3,997 wrote on March 16 2006, 05:18 pm

Yep it sure is, I've got the bootleg of the Roseland Ballroom covers gig and they play it in D Standard, and different places on the neck for that matter :P But I'm sure the tab will sound the same ;)

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DevilsDance76 633 wrote on November 7 2006, 01:10 pm

your missing one part though

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