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ReLyOnTaB - A tab you can rely on
               (Best viewed in Notepad)

   Pantera - "Message In Blood" off the record Cowboys From Hell.
   (c) Copyright Atco Records 1990. Music by Dime, Vinnie, Rex & Phil.

   Full tab including solo by Robert the Razor Robertsen may 05

   ** Feast your eyes! This is a wild ride! **

   DROP-D TUNING

   Note: In my opinion Dime did not use Drop-D tuning.
         I decided to do a tab that would be somewhat easy to learn and
         play... (..the word somewhat is strongly emphasised..)

   **     I have never seen the original music sheets for this song.
          This tab does not represent the author's work
          in any way and is merely an interpretation based on my ear.

[Intro Riff]

E|(x 4) -------|------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------|------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------|------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------|------------------------------------------------------|
A|13---12---8--|13---12---8---12---11---7---11---10---6---10---9---5--|
D|13---12---8--|13---12---8---12---11---7---11---10---6---10---9---5--|

E|(x 2) ---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3---3-3-3---3-3-3--|
D|3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3---3-3-3---3-3-3--|

[Chorus Riff] (x2)

E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---5---3--|
D|5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---5---3--|

E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|10---9---5---9---10---6---10---9---5---9---10---6---10---9---5---3--|
D|10---9---5---9---10---6---10---9---5---9---10---6---10---9---5---3--|

E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---5---3--|
D|5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---5---3--|
                                                    
E|(CHORUS RIFF B: This part x 2 on the 2nd.time ---|(End part:)-------|
B|--------------  and no end part ) ---------------|------------------|
G|---------------------------------------2nd.time->|5b(8)-r-b-r-\-----|
D|---------------------------------------1st.time->|6b(9)-r-b-r-\-----|
A|9---8---5---9---10---6---9---8---5---9---10---6--|------------------|
D|9---8---5---9---10---6---9---8---5---9---10---6--|------------------|

[Bridge A] (x4)

E|------------------------------------|---------------|
B|------------------------------------|---------------|
G|------------------------------------|---------------|
D|1---------------4b-r----------------|--------0------|
A|3---3---3---3----------5---5---5---A|0-1-2-3---4-3-B|
D|-----------------------5---5---5---A|---------------|

E|----------------------|---------|------|------|------|------|
B|----------------------|---------|------|------|------|------|
G|----------------------|---------|4-----|1-----|4-----|1-----|
D|----------------------|---------|4-----|1-----|4-----|1-----|
A|4---4---4---4---3b-r--|3---3---G|------|------|------|------|
D|4---4---4---4---------|3---3---G|------|------|------|------|

[Bridge B]

E|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|1--------------------------------|
A|3---------------0----------\-----|
D|----------------4----------\-----|

  QUIET VERSE PART (x 2)

E|(BASS GOES:) -----------------------------------|-----------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|-----------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|-----------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|--------5--------------|
A|3---3-3-3-6-----------------------3---------1-2-|3---3-3---6------------|
D|------------5---5-5-5-8-4---4-4-4---3---3-3-----|------------5---5-5-5-0|

E|(GUITAR GOES:) --------|-----------|-----------|
B|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
G|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
D|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
A|3---3---.--|3---3---.--|3---3---.--|3---3---.--|
D|3---3---.--|3---3---.--|3---3---.--|3---3---.--|

[Verse]

  I (x 3)
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|1---------------1---4---------------------------------------------------|
A|3---3---3---3-----------5-------------------4---4-------------------3---|
D|------------------------5---5---5---5---8-------4---4---4---4---8-------|

E|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|3-----------3---3---x--|
D|3---3---3---3---3---x--|

  II
E|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|1---------------1---4--------------------------|
A|3---3---3---3-----------5-----------5---5---x--|
D|------------------------5---5---5---5---5---x--|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|10---9--------9---8-------8---7-------7---6----------------|
A|8----7--------7---6-------6---5-------5---4----------------|
D|---------10-----------9-----------8-----------7---6-~-~-~--|

* CHORUS RIFF B (X 2)

* BRIDGE A (X 2)

* BRIDGE B

* QUIET VERSE PART

[Verse]

[Chorus Riff C] 

E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---5---3--|
D|5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---5---3--|

E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|10---9---5---9---10---6---10---9---5---9---10---6---10---9---5---3--|
D|10---9---5---9---10---6---10---9---5---9---10---6---10---9---5---3--|

E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---5---3--|
D|5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---5---3--|
                                                  
E|-------------------------------------------------|------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|6b(9)-r-b-r-\-----|
A|9---8---5---9---10---6---9---8---5---9---10---6--|------------------|
D|9---8---5---9---10---6---9---8---5---9---10---6--|------------------|

E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---5---3--|
D|5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---5---3--|

E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|10---9---5---9---10---6---10---9---5---9---10---6---10---9---5---3--|
D|10---9---5---9---10---6---10---9---5---9---10---6---10---9---5---3--|

E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---5---3--|
D|5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---5---3--|
 
E|(x 2) --------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|9---8---5---9---10---6---9---8---5---9---10---6\--------------------|
D|9---8---5---9---10---6---9---8---5---9---10---6\--------------------|

 
[Solo]
(1st.Guitar: starts on 2nd.string. 2nd.Guitar: starts on 1st.string)

E|15b(17)----(17)---(17)----------(17)---(17)---------(17)---(17)-----------|
B|12b(15)----(15)---(15)-18-~-~---(15)---(15)-17-~-~--(15)---(15)-16-~-~--\-|
G|-----------------------14-~-~---------------13-~-~--------------12-~-~--\-|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  (the occational overtone might appear...)

E|15---16-------------------------------------------------|
B|--------18---\----------------------10b(12)-------------|
G|12---13-------------------------------------------------|
D|--------15---\-----/10-~-~-~-\-/9-~-----------8-~-~-~-\-|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------pb10(12)-r-b(12)--------~---r(10)---8--------8---------|
G|8------------------------------------------------------10-------8b(9)-|
D|10---~---~---~--------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|10b(12)---r(10)---8--------10-----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------10--------10---8b(9)--------10------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------10--------10---~---~--.--|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|10b(11)-r-b(11)-r(10)---8----------------|
D|---------------------------10--10--8-----|
A|--------------------------------------10-|
D|-----------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|--------11---~---11---~-----------10---~---10---~--|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|9---~---------------------8---~--------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|

E|------------------------------------------|
B|10---~---~---12-b-r-10-12-----------------|
G|10---~---~---12-b-r-10-12-----------------|
D|--------------------------12---~---~---~-\|
A|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------------------10-12-13-12-10-1A|
B|--------------------------------|10-11-13-11-10-13------------------|
G|-----------------9-10-12-10-9-1B|-----------------------------------|
D|/9-10-12-10-9-12----------------|-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|12-13-15-13-12-17|13-15-17-15-13----13-18-------15-13-17-13-18------|
B|-----------------|---------------17---------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|15-13----1G|17/22b(23)---20.--19.--18.-17h18p17----17---------------|
B|------17---|------------------------------------20----20b(22)---~-~\|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------(0)---------------------------|
B|--------------------(0)--------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------/9---9-7---6------------------|
D|7b(8)----r-5-7-----5-7b(8)-r-5----------------7b(8)-r-5------|
A|-----------------7--------------------------------------7----|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------14--12--11--|
A|-----------12--10--9-|14--12--10--------------|
D|12--10--9------------|------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|14-14-12-11-13-13-11-10-14-14-12-11-15-15-13-12-16-16-14-13-17-17-15-1D|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|18-18-16-15-19-19-17-1E|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|

E|----------------18----------------------------20------20------|
B|19b(20)------------------pb(20)-r(19)-b(20)------(20)---------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|

E|--------------21------21-------21 (<- a slight poke at the)---|
B|pb(20)-r--b------(20)-------------(   at the whammy here..)---|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------(phew..)-|

[Post-Solo]

E|(PRE)----|(x 3)-------------------------------------------|
B|---------|------------------------------------------------|
G|---------|------------------------------------------------|
D|---------|------------------------------------------------|
A|---------|5---5---3(s)8---5---10-b-r---8---5---8(s)3---4--|
D|17\------|5---5---3(s)8---5---10-b-r---8---5---8(s)3---4--|

E|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|5---5---3(s)8---5---10-b-r---8---5---8---5---6--|
D|5---5---3(s)8---5---10-b-r---8---5---8---5---6--|

E|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|7---7---5---10---7---12-b-r---10---7---10---5---6--|
D|7---7---5---10---7---12-b-r---10---7---10---5---6--|

E|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|------------5--------------------------------------|
A|7---7---5---10---7---12-b-r---10---7---10---5---6--|
D|7---7---5---10---7---12-b-r---10---7---10---3---4--|

E|(x 2)-------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|5---5---3(s)8---5---10-b-r---8---5---8(s)3---4--|
D|5---5---3(s)8---5---10-b-r---8---5---8(s)3---4--|

[Intro Riff]

[Chorus Riff B] (x2)

[Outro]

  Pt.I (x 2)

E|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3---3-3-3--|
D|3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3---3-3-3--|

E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---6---6--|
D|5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---6---6--|

  Pt.II (Alternately 6th.string all the way start on fret 13.)

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|8---8-8-8---8-8-7---6---6-6-6---5-5-5---4---4-4-4---3-3-3------------|
A|6---6-6-6---6-6-5---4---4-4-4---3-3-3---2---2-2-2---1-1-1---6---5---.|
D|------------------------------------------------------------6---5---.|



************************************

| b   bend
| r   release
| ~   vibrate
| .   mute
| pb  pre-bend
| /   slide up to
| \   slide down (from)
| (s) change fret hand position

************************************

            
            
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c0ld_3mphasis05 30 Jun 01, 2007 02:48 PM

he numbered the strings.... get over it

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zeroskata1389 10 Dec 18, 2008 05:24 PM

meh, its aight...

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VikingMetalhead 140 Jan 16, 2009 06:25 AM

Actually it's not downtuned, this song is in standard (seen it when he played it live). Haven't read through it though (got the tab-book).

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