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================================================================================
                               M E T A L L I C A

                                       -

              T H E   T H I N G   T H A T   S H O U L D   N O T   B E
================================================================================


                                MASTER OF PUPPETS
               (c) Elektra/Music For Nations/Vertigo Records (1986)
                             http://www.metallica.com/


                                D Standard Tuning
                                   D G C F A D

                                  Tempo = 56 BPM
                               Time Signature = 4/4



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

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

                          Version 1.0 [25th September 2012]

                                   Date Tabbed
                               25th September 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
 5b6       -  Bend
 6r5       -  Release Bend
 13b;      -  Quarter Note Bend
 5~~       -  Vibrato
 x         -  Dead Note/Muted Note
 %         -  Whammy Bar Articulation
 5h7       -  Hammer-On
 7p5       -  Pull-Off
 *         -  Staccato Notes (Bring the indicated note(s) to an abrupt end)
 (9t12)    -  Trill (quickly hammer-on and pull-off between the written notes)



================================================================================
Part 1: Guitars 1, 2 & 3                                  [ Time 00:00 - 01:02 ]
================================================================================


---------
Guitar 3: Clean (Doubled with Acoustic)
---------


* Let notes ring wherever possible *


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


|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|--4---3-----4-----5----2-|--4---3-----4-----5------||
|--2-------2-----2------0-|--2-------2-----2--------||



Rest for 9 bars



--------------
Guitars 1 & 2: Distortion
--------------


| |-------| |-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
| |--R-  -| |--               --|--               --|--               --|
|1|--E-  -|4|--               --|--               --|--               --|
|/|--S-  -|/|--               --|--               --|--               --|
|4|--T-  -|4|--               --|--               --|--               --|
| |-------| |-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|


|----------------------|------------------------------|
|--               -----|------------------------------|
|--               -----|------------------------------|
|--               -----|--------5-5----6-----7---7----|
|--               --2--|--2-3-4-3-3--4-4---4-5---5-2--|
|-------------------0--|--0-1-2------2-----2-------0--|
                   ...    .....     ...   ...     ...

|----------------------------|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|----------------------------|
|--------5----6-----7---7----|--------5----6-----7---7----|
|--2-3-4-3--4-4---4-5---5-2--|--2-3-4-3--4-4---4-5---5-2--|
|--0-1-2----2-----2-------0--|--0-1-2----2-----2-------0--|
   .....   ...   ...     ...    .....   ...   ...     ...

|----------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------5----6-----7---7----|--------5------6------7---------|
|--2-3-4-3--4-4---4-5---5-2--|--2-3-4-3--3-4-4--3-4-5--3-4-2--|
|--0-1-2----2-----2-------0--|--0-1-2----1-2----1-2----1-2-0--|
   .....   ...   ...     ...    .....    ...    ...    .....

|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------5------6------7---------|
|--2-3-4-3--3-4-4--3-4-5--3-4-2--|
|--0-1-2----1-2----1-2----1-2-0--|
   .....    ...    ...    .....


  Fret E-string with thumb                                         
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|--------------7-----7-- \-3----------3-----3--|
|--------------7-----7-- \-3----------3-----3--|
|--7--9--9--9-----9----------5--5--5-----5-----|
|--7--7--7--7-----7----------3--3--3-----3-----|
   ..........    ...         .......    ...

|----------------------------------------------|---------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|---------------------|
|--4----------4----4---------------------------|---------------------|
|--4----------4----4---1-1---------------------|---------------------|
|----6--6--6----6----------3--3--3--3--3--3--2-|--4----------------2-|
|----4--4--4----4----------1--1--1--1--1--1--0-|--2----------------0-|
     .......   ...         ................

|---------------------||
|---------------------||
|---------------------||
|---------------------||
|--4----------------2-||
|--2----------------0-||



================================================================================
Part 2: Guitars 1, 2 & 3                                  [ Time 01:02 - 01:32 ]
================================================================================


--------------
Guitars 1 & 2:
--------------


||---------------------|------------------------------------------------|
||---------------------|------------------------------------------------|
||---------------------|------------------------------------------------|
||---------------------|------------------------------------------------|
||--4----------------2-|--4--4--4--3--3--3--3--4--4--4--4--5--5-10\ -2--|
||--2----------------0-|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-10\ -0--|
                          ..................................        ...

|----------------------------|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|----------------------------|
|--------5----6-----7---7----|--------5----6-----7---7----|
|--2-3-4-3--4-4---4-5---5-2--|--2-3-4-3--4-4---4-5---5-2--|
|--0-1-2----2-----2-------0--|--0-1-2----2-----2-------0--|
   .....   ...   ...     ...    .....   ...   ...     ...

|---------------------|------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------|
|--4----------------2-|--4--4--4--3--3--3--3--4--4--4--4--5--5-10\ -2--|
|--2----------------0-|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-10\ -0--|
                         ..................................        ...

|----------------------------||
|----------------------------||
|----------------------------||
|--------5----6-----7---7----||
|--2-3-4-3--4-4---4-5---5-2--||
|--0-1-2----2-----2-------0--||
   .....   ...   ...     ...



---------
Guitar 3:
---------


||---------------------|---------------------|-------------------------|
||--R--            ----|---------------------|-------------------------|
||--E--            ----|---------------------|-------------------------|
||--S--            ----|---------------------|-------------------------|
||--T--            --2-|--4----------------2-|--4---3-----4-----5------|
||-------------------0-|--2----------------0-|--2-------2-----2--------|

|-------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|--               --|--               ----|---------------------|
|--               --|--               ----|---------------------|
|--               --|--               ----|---------------------|
|--               --|--               --2-|--4----------------2-|
|-------------------|-------------------0-|--2----------------0-|

|-------------------------||
|-------------------------||
|-------------------------||
|-------------------------||
|--4---3-----4-----5------||
|--2-------2-----2--------||



Messenger of fear in sight
Dark deception kills the light

Hybrid children watch the sea
Pray for father, roaming free



================================================================================
Part 3: Guitars 1 & 2                                     [ Time 01:32 - 02:08 ]
================================================================================


    Fret E-string with thumb
||----------------------------------------------|
||----------------------------------------------|
||--------------7-----7-- \-3----------3-----3--|
||--------------7-----7-- \-3----------3-----3--|
||--7--9--9--9-----9----------5--5--5-----5-----|
||--7--7--7--7-----7----------3--3--3-----3-----|
    ..........    ...         .......    ...

|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|--4----------4----4---------------------------|
|--4----------4----4---1-1---------------------|
|----6--6--6----6----------3--3--3--3--3--3--2-|
|----4--4--4----4----------1--1--1--1--1--1--0-|
     .......   ...         ................

|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|--------------7-----7-- \-3----------3-----3--|
|--------------7-----7-- \-3----------3-----3--|
|--7--9--9--9-----9----------5--5--5-----5-----|
|--7--7--7--7-----7----------3--3--3-----3-----|
   ..........    ...         .......    ...

|----------------------------------------------| |---------------------|
|----------------------------------------------| |---------------------|
|--4----------4----4---------------------------|3|--4----5-------------|
|--4----------4----4---1-1---------------------|/|--x----x----0-1-1-0--|
|----6--6--6----6----------3--3--3--3--3--3--2-|4|--2----3----0-1-1-0--|
|----4--4--4----4----------1--1--1--1--1--1--0-| |---------------------|
     .......   ...         ................                  ...   ...

| |-----------------------------------------------| |---------------------|
| |-----------------------------------------------| |---------------------|
|4|-----------------------------------------------|3|--4----5-------------|
|/|--1-----------------------------------0-1-1-0--|/|--x----x----0-1-1-0--|
|4|--1--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--0-1-1-0--|4|--2----3----0-1-1-0--|
| |-----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----------| |---------------------|
        ..................................    ...               ...   ...

| |-----------------------------------------------|------------------------||
| |-----------------------------------------------|------------------------||
|4|-----------------------------------------------|--4----5---------4------||
|/|--1-----------------------------------0-1-1-0--|--x----x----3----x------||
|4|--1--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--0-1-1-0--|--2----3----x----2---2--||
| |-----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----------|------------1--------0--||
        ..................................    ...                      ...



Fearless wretch
Insanity
He watches, lurking beneath the sea

Great old one
Forbidden sight
He searches, hunter of the shadows is rising

Immortal

In madness you dwell



================================================================================
Part 4: Guitars 1, 2 & 3                                  [ Time 02:08 - 02:34 ]
================================================================================


--------------
Guitars 1 & 2:
--------------


||-----------------------------|----------------------------|
||-----------------------------|----------------------------|
||-----------------------------|----------------------------|
||--------5-----6-----7---7----|--------5----6-----7---7----|
||--2-3-4-3---4-4---4-5---5-2--|--2-3-4-3--4-4---4-5---5-2--|
||--0-1-2-----2-----2-------0--|--0-1-2----2-----2-------0--|
    .....    ...   ...     ...    .....   ...   ...     ... 

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------5------6------7---------|--------5------6------7---------|
|--2-3-4-3--3-4-4--3-4-5--3-4-2--|--2-3-4-3--3-4-4--3-4-5--3-4-2--|
|--0-1-2----1-2----1-2----1-2-0--|--0-1-2----1-2----1-2----1-2-0--|
   .....    ...    ...    .....     .....    ...    ...    ...

|---------------------|---------------------||
|---------------------|---------------------||
|---------------------|---------------------||
|---------------------|---------------------||
|--4----------------2-|--4----------------2-||
|--2----------------0-|--2----------------0-||



---------
Guitar 3:
---------


Rest for 5 bars


|---------------------||
|--R--            ----||
|--E--            ----||
|--S--            ----||
|--T--            --2-||
|-------------------0-||



================================================================================
Part 5: Repeat Part 2                                     [ Time 02:34 - 03:04 ]
================================================================================


Crawling chaos underground
Cult has summoned twisted sound

Out from ruins once possessed
Fallen city, living death



================================================================================
Part 6: Repeat Part 3 with the following variation        [ Time 03:04 - 03:43 ]
================================================================================


--------------
Guitars 1 & 2:
--------------


Note the full chord in the first bar


|----------------------| |--------------------| |
|----------------------| |--------------------| |
|--4----5---------4----|2|--(4)---------------|4|
|--x----x----3----4----|/|--(4)---0--1--1--0--|/|
|--2----3----x----2----|4|--(2)---0--1--1--0--|4|
|------------1---------| |--------------------| |



------------
Lead Guitar: Guitar solo segue
------------

                                  |_3_|
|-------------------| |-----------9h 12-| |
|--               --| |--       --------| |
|--               --|2|--       --------|4|
|--               --|/|--       --------|/|
|--               --|4|--       --------|4|
|-------------------| |-----------------| |



------------
Lead Fill 1:
------------


|-------------------| |------------------------| |--------------------||
|--               --| |--  ----%---%---%---%---| |--%-----------------||
|--               --|2|--  --0-9---11--12--14--|4|--15--            --||
|--               --|/|--  --------------------|/|--------------------||
|--               --|4|--  --------------------|4|--------------------||
|-------------------| |------------------------| |--------------------||



% - Pull bar up one step then dip one step below the written note; the final
    note is gradually dipped down over the course of the bar.



------------
Lead Fill 2:
------------


|-------------------| |-----------------------| |
|--               --| |-----------------------| |
|--               --|2|--   ------------------|4|
|--               --|/|--   ------------------|/|
|--               --|4|--   --%---%---%---%---|4|
|-------------------| |-------0---12--14--15--| |



% - Pull bar up one step then dip one step below the written note.



Fearless wretch
Insanity
He watches, lurking beneath the sea

Timeless sleep
Has been upset
He awakens
Hunter of the shadows is rising

Immortal

In madness you dwell



================================================================================
Guitar Solo: Guitars 1, 2 & Lead Guitar                   [ Time 03:43 - 04:13 ]
================================================================================


--------------
Guitars 1 & 2:
--------------


||-----------------------------------------------| |
||-----------------------------------------------| |
||-----------------------------------------------|*|
||--1-----------------------------------0-1-1-0--|*| x 4
||--1--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--0-1-1-0--| |
||-----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----------| |
       ..................................    ... 

|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--2-----------------------2-----------------------|
|--2-------2--3-2----3--2--2-------2--5-3-2--3--2--|
|----3--5---------3----------3--5------------------|
     ....................    ....................

|------------------------------------|-----------------------||
|------------------------------------|-----------------------||
|--4----5----------------------------|--4----5---------4-----||
|--x----x----2----------2------------|--x----x----3----x-----||
|--2----3----2-------2----3-2--3--2--|--2----3----x----2---2-||
|--------------3--5------------------|------------1--------0-||
               ....................



------------
Lead Guitar:
------------


     % - Gradual dive                % - pre-dip then return
||--(9t12)---------------------------16~~-------------------/12-12-12-|
||---%-------------------------------%--------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------------|
||---------------------------------------------13\ -------------------|

   |_____3_____|                      |_3__|      |_3__|
|--16-14--12--15-(13p12)-(16 p13p12)-(16 p13p12)-(16 p13h|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|

       |___3___|
| 12)-(16 p13p12)-(16p13p12)-(16p13p12)-(16p13p12)-(16p|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|


| 13p12)-(16 p13p12)-(16p13p12)-12---------------------|
|----------------------------------15-(15b17;r15)~~----|
|----------------------------------------------------x-|
|----------------------------------------------------x-|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|


[With Lead Fill]
|---------------11-12-11h12p11---------------------------------------------|
|--------11-12------------------12-11--------------------------------------|
|--11h12------------------------------13-12--------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------14-13--------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------15-14-10h11-10~~---13\ --|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------13\ --|


       |__3___| |__3___| |__3___| |__3___| |__3___|
|------16p13p12-16p13p12-16p13p12-16p13p12-16p13p12-|
|------%-                                          -|
|--0------------------------------------------------|
|--%------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
   % - Dive
   % - 1/4 gradual dive


   |__3___| |__3___| |__3___|
|--16p13p12-16p13p12-16p13p12-----------|---------------------||
|                            -15--------|---------------------||
|-----------------------------%---14~~--|--(14)---------------||
|---------------------------------%-----|---------------------||
|---------------------------------------|---------------------||
|---------------------------------------|---------------------||
% - Pre-dip and return
% - Extreme vibrato



----------
Lead Fill:
----------


|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------19-20-19h20p19----------------------------------|
|--------19-20------------------\19-19-------------------------|
|--19h20---------------------------------\19-19-16h17p16-------|
|--------------------------------------------------------18-17-|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|


|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--18h19p18------------ \--|



================================================================================
Part 7: Repeat Part 4 with the following fills            [ Time 04:13 - 04:39 ]
================================================================================


------------
Lead Fill 1:
------------


||--------------------|----------------------------|
||--------------------|-------------(15)-----------|
||--%----%------------|---------9----14------------|
||--5----5------------|--(5)----%------------------|
||--3----3------------|--(3)-----------------------|
||--------------------|----------------------------|
    % - Pre-dip 2 steps and return
    % - Pull 2 steps up, dive 4 steps, pull up 1 step, dive 1 step
    % - Pre-dip 4 steps, pull up 1 step
    % - Pre-dip a 1/2 step, return, dive



|-------------------------------|
|--12---------------------------|
|--%----------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|---------------12\ -------12\ -|
|---------------12\ - /12--12\ -|
   % - Pre-dip 1 step, return, dive



|--------------------|-------------------||
|--------------------|-------------------||
|--------------------|-------------------||
|--%-----------------|-------------------||
|--10----------------|--(10)-------------||
|--8-----------------|--(8)--------------||
   % - Dip, return, pull up 4 steps, wiggle and dive



------------
Lead Fill 2:
------------


                                             Drag string over edge of fretboard
||---------(14 r 12)--0---|--(0)----10-------x----------------------|
||--     -------------0---|--(0)----10-------%----------------------|
||--     -------------%---|-----------------------------------------|
||--     -----------------|-----------------------------------------|
||--     -----------------|-----------------------------------------|
||------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
                      % - Pre-bend a 1/2 step and return
                      % - Pull bar up one step


                                      |____3____|
|--x------x------------x--|-----x----------20------(22b23)---22---|
|---------%------------%--|-----------(22b24)--22------------%----|
|-------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------------------|
          % - Dive 2 steps
          % - Pull up 1 step
          % - Uneven dive


|-----------------------------22--|--(24)-22--22--22-----22--22--22--22----||
|--   --(24b;b25;26)----(26)--24--|--(24)-24--24--24-----24--24--24--24----||
|--   ------------------(0)---%---|-------%-------%------%---%---%---%-----||
|--   ----------------------------|---------------(0)----------------------||
|--   ----------------------------|----------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------------||
                              % - Pull bar up one step
                              % - Return previous bend
                              % - Dive 2 & 1/2 steps
                              % - Pre-dive 4 steps, return, raise 1 step
                              % - Return previous bend
                              % - Pre-dive 3 steps and return
                              % - Pull up 2 steps, dive



================================================================================
Part 8: Repeat Part 2                                     [ Time 04:39 - 05:09 ]
================================================================================


Not dead which eternal lie
Stranger eons, death may die

Drain you of your sanity
Face the thing that should not be



================================================================================
Part 9: Repeat Part 3 with the following variation        [ Time 05:09 - 05:45 ]
================================================================================


Replace the last bar with the following:


|----------------------||
|----------------------||
|--4----5---------4----||
|--x----x----3----x----||
|--2----3----x----2----||
|------------1---------||



================================================================================
Part 10: Guitars 1, 2 & Lead Fill                         [ Time 05:45 - 06:38 ]
================================================================================


--------------
Guitars 1 & 2:
--------------


| |--------------------------------------||
| |--------------------------------------||
|3|--------------------------------------||
|/|--2----------2------------0--1--1--0--||
|4|--2-------2----3-2--3--2--0--1--1--0--||
| |----3--5------------------------------||
       .......................       ...

| |--------------------------------------------------| |
| |--------------------------------------------------| |
|4|--------------------------------------------------|*|
|/|--1-----------------------------------0--1--1--0--|*| Repeat until fade
|4|--1--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--0--1--1--0--| |
| |-----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--------------| |
        ..................................       ...



----------
Lead Fill: with wha
----------


||--------------------------------------------------| |
||--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--| |
||--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|*|
||--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|*| Repeat until fade
||--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--| |
||--------------------------------------------------| |



================================================================================
End
================================================================================

Tab summary:        Part 1
                    Part 2
                    Part 3
                    Part 4
                    Part 5
                    Part 6
                    Guitar Solo
                    Part 7
                    Part 8
                    Part 9
                    Part 10

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Zaqq 589 Sep 26, 2012 09:43 AM

You'll better put a clean intro first, not after distorted guitars.

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paddyirishman 7,740 Sep 26, 2012 09:55 PM

I think you're right, I was going by the guitar numbering but it's kinda silly having the clean part second.

Correction will be up soon :)

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