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The Unforgiven
written by Hetfield, Ulrich & Hammett
Off the album "Metallica"
tab by Kristian Klock

Chords used in song
| A5  | C5  | E5  | Am  |  C  |  G  | Em  |  E  |
|-----|-----|-----|--0--|--3--|--3--|--0--|--0--|
|-----|-----|-----|--1--|--1--|--3--|--0--|--0--|
|-----|-----|-----|--2--|--0--|--0--|--0--|--1--|
|--2--|--5--|-----|--2--|--2--|--0--|--2--|--2--|
|--0--|--3--|--2--|--0--|--3--|--2--|--2--|--2--|
|-----|-----|--0--|-----|-----|--3--|--0--|--0--|

Tab key
h       =hammer on
p       =pull off
b       =bend
r       =release bend
{10}    =Artificial harmonic (add edge off thumb or
                              tip of finger to pick attack)
/       =slide
\       =slide 

 Intro-Clean  -guitar 1
||------------------------------------------||4x
||--0-------0-------0-------0-------1-------||
||.---2-------2-------2-------2-------2----.||
||.-----2-------2-------2-------2-------2--.||
||--0---------------------------------------||
||------------------------------------------||

 guitar 1
|------------------------------------------|
|--0-------0-------0-------1-------1-------|
|----2-------2-------2-------2-------2-----|
|------2-------2-------2-------2-------2---|
|--0---------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|guitar 2 
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|-------------------2--4--4h5---5--4--2~~~-|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
 
 guitar 1
|------------------------------------------|
|--0-------0-------1-------1-------1-------|
|----2-------2-------2-------2-------2-----|
|------2-------2-------2-------2-------2---|
|--0---------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|guitar 2
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|--------------2--4--4h5----------5--2~~~--|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|

 guitar 1
|------------------------------------------|
|--0-------0-------0-------1-------1-------|
|----2-------2-------2-------2-------2-----|
|------2-------2-------2-------2-------2---|
|--0---------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|guitar 2
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|----------2--4--4h5---------5--4--2~~~~---|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|

 guitar 1
|------------------------------------------|
|--0-------0-------1-------1-------1-------|
|----2-------2-------2-------2-------2-----|
|------2-------2-------2-------2-------2---|
|--0---------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|guitar 2
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|-------------2--4--5----------5--2~~~~~---|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|

 Rythm figure 1
 guitar 1
|----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|--------0--1-------1-----1--|-------------------------------|
|------2---------------------|-------0----0--------2-2h4-2~~-|
|----2-----------2-----2-----|-----0--------2--2-2-----------|
|--0-----------3-------------|-------------------------------|
|----------------------------|--3-------3--------------------|
|guitar 2
|----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|---------2--4--4h5--4h5--5--|--5--4-----4-----2--2h4----2~~-|
|----------------------------|--------5----2-----------------|
|----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|----------------------------|-------------------------------|


 guitar 1                                  end rythm figure 1
|----------------------0---0-|-------------------------------|
|-----------0--1----------1--|--1--3--0-----3----------------|
|---------2------------------|----------------1--1--4--1-2h4-|
|------2------------2--------|-------------------------------|
|-----------------3----------|-------------------------------|
|--5-------------------------|-----------3-------------------|
|guitar 2                                           
|----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|------------------3s5--5----|--5--3-------------------------|
|------2--4---4h5------------|--------4~~---4\-1--/4--1--2s4-|
|----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|----------------------------|-------------------------------|

 Rythm figure 2                            end Rythm figure 2
 guitar 1
|----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|---------0------0-----1-----|--0-----0-----0-----0----1-----|
|-----2-----2------2-----2---|----2-----2-----2-----2----2---|
|-------2-----2------2-----2-|------2-----2-----2-----2----2-|
|--0-------------------------|--0----------------------------|
|----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|guitar 2
|----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|--2~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|-------------------------------|
|----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|----------------------------|-------------------------------|

1st, 2nd Verses

Note:One guitar playes the chords and the other 
     guitar plays Riff A.
    
Riff A-1  taken from Phil Boyle's tab
||-----------------------|--------------------------|
||-----------------------|--------------------------|
||.----------------------|--12--12--11--11----------|
||.-12--10--9--9h10------|---0---0---0---0--10--10--|
||---0---0--0--0h-0--10--|-------------------0---0--|
||--------------------0--|--------------------------|

Riff A-2 
||-----------------------|--------------------------|
||-----------------------|---8--8--7--7-------------|
||.---7--5--4--4h5-------|--------------5--5--7-----|
||.----------------5-----|--------------------------|
||-----------------------|--------------------------|
||-----------------------|--------------------------|

   A5          C5    E5       E   D5               A5
1:New blood joins this earth, and quickly he's subdued.
2:They dedicate their......
 
 A  A5             C5      E5           E  D5                A5
Through constant pain disgrace, the young boy learns their rules.

 A  A5             C5   E5   E  D5               A5
With time, the child draws in this whipping boy done wrong.

A  A5           C5  E5        E  D5              A5
                                                 rythm figure 4
|---------------------------|--------------------|-----------------|
|------------------------8--|--8--7--7-----------|-----------------|
|--7--5--4--4h5-------------|------------5-------|-5-------4-------|
|---------------5~~~--------|--------------------|---0-------0-----|
|---------------------------|--------------------|-----0-0-----0-0-|
|---------------------------|--------------------|-----------------|
 deprived of all his thoughts, the young man struggles on and on.

                     C5            G5
|------------------|----------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------|----------------------|-------------------------|
|-2-------0--------|----------------------|-5-------4-------2-------|
|---0-------0------|--5-------------------|---0-------0-------0-----|
|-----0-0-----0-0--|--3---5--3--0--5------|-----0-0-----0-0-----0-0-|
|------------------|---------------3------|-------------------------|
     He' known, oo, a vow unto his own that never from this day

                C5                 G5       E5
                              end rythm figure 4
|----------------------------------------|------|
|----------------------------------------|------|
|--0-------------------------------------|------|
|----0----------5------------------------|------|
|------0-0------3--------5--3--0---5-----|--2---|
|----------------------------------3-----|--0---|
          his will they'll take away.

Chorus-with rythm figure 1
|------------------------------|--------------------------|
|------------------------------|--------------------------|
|--2--4--5~--5--------------5--|--5--4----4---------------|
|------------------------------|--------5---\2------------|
|------------------------------|--------------------------|
|------------------------------|--------------------------|
 What I've felt, what I've known never shined throught in

|---------|---------------------------|
|---------|-----------------5---5-----|
|-2--2h4--|-2~~---2--4--5~~-----------|
|---------|---------------------------|
|---------|---------------------------|
|---------|---------------------------|
 what I've shown. Never be Never see.

|--------------------|---------------------------|
|-5-3----------------|---------------------------|
|----4~~-4--/4-1-2h4-|-2~~--2-----4-----5~~~~----|
|--------------------|---------------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------------|
 Won't see what might have been. What I've felt,

|-----|--------------------------------------------------|
|-----|--------------------------------------------------|
|--5--|-5-4-----4---------------------2-------2h4--------|
|-----|-----5~~---\2-------------------------------------|
|-----|--------------------------------------------------|
|-----|--------------------------------------------------|
 what I've known never shined through in what I've shown.


                                             to coda
                                         with rythm figure 2
|---------------------|-----------------------------   -----
|-------------5--5----|-3---------------------------   -----
|-2~-2--4-5~----------|---4~~--4\--1--/4--1--2h4----   -2~~-
|---------------------|-----------------------------   -----
|---------------------|-----------------------------   -----
|---------------------|-----------------------------   -----
 Never free. Never me.         So I dub the unforgiv -  en

  ______1.__________    __________________2._______________
 /                  \  /                                   \
|--------------------||-------------------------------------|
|--------------------||--0-----0-----0-----0------1---------|
|--------------------||----2-----2-----2-----2------2-------|
|--------------------||------2-----2-----2-----2------2-----|
|--------------------||--0----------------------------------|
|--------------------||-------------------------------------|
 2:They dedicate...    Rythm figure 5     end rythm figure 5

Interlude - clean - with rythm figure 5
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|----4--5--7---5--4h5p4-------4--------------|
|--7---------------------7------5--5h7~~~----|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|

|--0--0--0--0--0--0--------------------------|
|--0--1--3--5--3--1-----1h3~~~~~-------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------|
|--8/10\8---7---3h5--3-------3---------------|
|--7/-9\7---7----------5--4----4-------------|
|--------------------------------5~~~~-------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|----------------------5---------------------|
|------------------5-----5---5h7~~~~~--------|
|-------3/5--6--7----------------------------|
|--3--5--------------------------------------|

|----------------------7------7~~----10------|
|--8--7h8p7----7-8--10---8~~----8--8----8~~~-|
|-----------9--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|

|-------12~----------14~----------15--17~~~~-|
|--8/10----10--10/12----12--12/14---14-------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|

 Rythm fill 1 
 *This fill and rythm figure
  3 and 4 is played during guitar solo*
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|----------------4b5r4b5r4-----|
|--7--7--7--2---------------2--|
|--5--5--5--0--0------------0--|
|------------------------------|
                               

Guitar solo- with rythm figure 3
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--7b8--7b8----------------------------------------|
|--7b9--7b9----------------------------------------|
|------------5--------7b9--r7--5-------------------|
|--------------7~~~~-------------7--5\3-5-3--------|
|-------------------------------------------5-3-5--|

|---------------|----------------------------------|
|---------------|------------------7---7--8--7h8---|
|----------5~~--|-7--57--7/9---7-9---9-------------|
|-------/7------|----------------------------------|
|--3b5----------|----------------------------------|
|---------------|----------------------------------|

                               
|-------10----------8---------|
|--{10}----{10}--10---10~~~---|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
                              
 with Rythm fill 1
|-----10-------------------------------------|
|--10----10~~~--20b22--20b22--20b22--r20~~~~-|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|

 with rythm figure 3
|------------------20b23--20b23--r20--20b23r20--|
|--20b22--r20--17-------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|

|--17--17--20p17----17----------------------|
|----------------20-----20b22~~~------------|
|-------------------------------------/9----|
|---------------------------------17\-------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|

|--10p9--7--9-----7------------------------------------|
|-------------10-----8--7---7--------------------------|
|-------------------------9---9--7\5--7-5\4--5-4-2~~~--|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------12---------12---------12---------12--------|
|--------13----13---------13---------13---------13-----|
|--/14------------14---------14---------14---------14--|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|

                                         w/Rhytm figure 4
|--12---------12---------12-------------|-----------------------|
|-----13---------13---------13----------|-----------------------|
|--------14---------14---------14~~~~---|--19b21--19b21r19--17--|
|---------------------------------------|-----------------------|
|---------------------------------------|-----------------------|
|---------------------------------------|-----------------------|

|-------------------17--19--20-19-17-19-17-19-17----------------|
|--20b22--20b22~~~--------------------------------20b22---------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|

|--17-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----20-17--------20-17----------------------------------------|
|-----------19b21--------19--19b21-r19p17--19b21-r19p17---------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|

                                                    D.S. al coda
|-------------------------------------------|-------------------|
|-----------------------20~~~~---18h20p18---|--17~~~--18-17~~~~-|
|--19b21--19b21-r19--17---------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|-------------------|

Coda
|---------------|------------------------------3--3s5~~--7------|
|---------------|------------------3--3s5---5--3--3s5~~--3------|
|---------------|--2--2s4--2--5----4--4s5---5-------------------|
|---------------|-----------------------------------------------|
|---------------|-----------------------------------------------|
|---------------|-----------------------------------------------|
 en.      Woh.

Outro -Rhytm figure 6                      end Rhytm figure 6
||---------------------------|-------------------------------|
||---------------------------|-------------------------------|
||.-2~~---2--4-4s5~~---5--5--|--5--4-------4\-1--1---2--2s4--|
||.--------------------------|-------5~~~--------------------|
||---------------------------|-------------------------------|
||---------------------------|-------------------------------|
       Never free. Never me.           So I dub the unforgiv-

|---------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-----------------3s5----5--|--5--3---------4\-1--1--2--2s4--|
|--2~~---2--4-4s5-----------|-------4~~~---------------------|
|---------------------------|--------------------------------|
|---------------------------|--------------------------------|
|---------------------------|--------------------------------|
 en.

|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|--2~~--2--2--4-4s5~~~-----5-----5------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
        You labeled me.  I'll label you. 

|----------------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------------|----------------3s5--5--|
|--5-4------4\-1--1--2-2s4---|--2~~~-2--4-4s5---------|
|------5~~~------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------------|------------------------|
              So I dub the unforgiven.

                 Repeat and fade
|-------------------------------||
|--5-3--------------------------||
|------4~~~--4\--1--1--2--2s4--.||
|------------------------------.||
|-------------------------------||
|-------------------------------||

2nd Verse

They dedicate their lives to running all of his.
He tries to pleas them all, this bitter man he is.
Throughout his life the same, he's battled constantly.
This fight he cannot win. A tired man they see no longer cares.
The old man prepares to die regretfully.
That old man he is me.

Kristian Klock -1998
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nasty_santa409 wrote on December 14 2003, 12:00 am

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