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                     From the album "MASTER OF PUPPETS"

                        "THE THING THAT SHOULD NOT BE"
  
                                  METALLICA

Tabbed by Maf

Important Note: each - symbol is a 1/16 note.

p=pause         |---|            |---|
P=pull off      |-4-| 4/4 BEAT   |-3-| 3/4 BEAT  etc.
H=hammer on     |-4-|            |-4-|
S=slide         |---|            |---|

Tune down 1 whole step E string to D
                                                                  X 4 TIMES
|---|----------------|----------------||-----------------|-----------------||
|-4-|-----PAUSE------|----------------||:----------------|----------------:||
|-4-|----7-BEATS-----|----------------||-------1-------2-|------3----------||
|---|----------------|--------------0-||-0-1-2-------2---|----2---------0--||

||-----------------|-----------------||--------- ---- ---|----------------|
||:----------------|----------------:||--------- ---- ---|----------------|
||-------1-------2-|------3----------||--------- ---- ---|----------------|
||-0-1-2-----1-2---|--1-2-----1-2-0--||7-7-7-7-10-7-10---|6-3-3-3-6-3-6---|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|7-4-4-4-7-4-7---|4-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|2---------------|--------------0-|

|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|2---------------|--------------0-||

1ST,2ND,3RD VERSES

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|2---------------|--------------0-|2---------------|---------------0|

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

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|2---------------|--------------0-|2---------------|--------------0-|

|----------------|----------------|--------- ---- ---|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|--------- ---- ---|----------------|
|------1-------2-|------3---------|--------- ---- ---|----------------|
|0-1-2-------2---|----2---------0-|7-7-7-7-10-7-10---|6-3-3-3-6-3-6---|

|----------------|----------------|--------- ---- ---|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|--------- ---- ---|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|--------- ---- ---|----------------|
|7-4-4-4-7-4-7---|4-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|7-7-7-7-10-7-10---|6-3-3-3-6-3-6---|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|0-------1-------|----------------|
|7-4-4-4-7-4-7---|4-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|----------------|5-6---5-6-0-0-0-|

|----------------|---|--------|---|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|-2-|--------|-4-|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|-4-|--------|-4-|0-------1-------|----------------|
|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---|5-6---5-|---|----------------|5-6---5-6-0-0-0-|

                                    2nd Time to Coda 1
                                    3rd Time to Coda 2
                                                   @
|----------------|---|--------|---|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|-2-|--------|-4-|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|-4-|--------|-4-|0-------1-------|--------0-------|
|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---|5-6---5-|---|----------------|1-------------0-|

||-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------||
||:----------------|----------------:||:----------------|----------------:||
||-------1-------2-|------3----------||-------1-------2-|------3----------||
||-0-1-2-------2---|----2---------0--||-0-1-2-----1-2---|--1-2-----1-2-0--||

Coda 1
@                                   Guitar Solo                X 4 Times
|----------------|----------------||-----------------|-----------------||
|----------------|----------------||:----------------|----------------:||
|--------0-------|----------------||-----------------|-----------------||
|1---------------|--------5-6---5-||-6-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-5-6---5--||

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|0-----0-10--1-0-|0-----0-310-1-0-|0-------1-------|0-----0-510-1-0-|
|--3-5-----3-----|--3-5-----------|----------------|--3-5-----------|

                                                         D.S. al Coda 2
                                                              X 4 Times
|----------------|----------------||-----------------|-----------------||
|----------------|----------------||:----------------|----------------:||
|0-------1-------|--------0-------||-------1-------2-|------3----------||
|----------------|1-------------0-||-0-1-2-----1-2---|--1-2-----1-2-0--||

Coda 2                                                  Repeat and Fade
|----------------|----------------||-----------------|-----------------||
|----------------|----------------||:----------------|----------------:||
|--------0-------|0-----0-510-1-0-||-----------------|-----------------||
|1---------------|--3-5-----------||-5-6---5-6-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--||

Heee!! Slow and heavy! Play it's easy! If you got questions just e-mail me.
If you got Dream Theater tabs write me too!

						Maf 
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deniman 10 Jan 15, 2008 08:02 PM

good tab!

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newpariah 10 Mar 09, 2009 02:47 PM

agreed

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Crazed Shredder 217 Aug 15, 2010 04:40 PM

During the verse Cliff plays along with the bass drum

|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|--------------|
|0---0-0--0-0--|0---0-0--0-0--|

Something like that. Otherwise great tab.

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