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                             MESSAGE IN BLOOD by Pantera
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tabbed by: Macejko

Not many tabs for this out there, and even fewer are correct so I tried to give
it a go. Tuning, as with most of the Pantera songs is STANDARD 1/4 step down
(or just adjust the pitch of track in some audio software).

Tuning: 1/4 step down

Riff # 1:

e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|-8s7----8s7---8s7---8s7---8s7---7s6---6s5---5s4----|
A|-6s5----6s5---6s5---6s5---6s5---5s4---4s3---3s2----|
E|------6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----5-----4-----3--|
        .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .

Riff # 2:

e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|-3-333-333-3-333-333-3-333-333-3-333-333--|
E|-1-111-111-1-111-111-1-111-111-1-111-111--|
   . ... ... . ... ... . ... ... . ... ...

Chorus riff:

e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------5-4---4-5---5-4---4-5---5-4------|
A|-5-5-3-5-5-3-5-5-3-5-5-3-5-5-5-5-3-2---2-3---3-2---2-3---3-2-5-3--|
E|-3-3-1-3-3-1-3-3-1-3-3-1-3-3-3-3-----3-----4-----3-----4-----3-1--|
   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------4-3---3-4---4-3---3-4---4-3------|
A|-5-5-3-5-5-3-5-5-3-5-5-3-5-5-5-5-2-1---1-2---2-1---1-2---2-1------|
E|-3-3-1-3-3-1-3-3-1-3-3-1-3-3-3-3-----2-----3-----2-----3-----/19~-|
   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     .     .     .     .     

Bridge riff:
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------x-4-----x-4------|
D|-5-5-5-5-|4|~-----------------------------x-4-x-6-x-4-x-6--|
A|-3-3-3-3-----5-5-5-5-5s10---4-4-4-4|3|~-3-----x-6-----x-6--|
E|-------------3-3-3-3-3s8----2-2-2-2-----1------------------|
   . . . .     . . . . PPP    . . . .     .

...finish with:
      e|----------|
      B|----------|
      G|----------|
      D|-1--------|
      A|-3---0w↓--|
      E|-----2w↓--|

Accents in the verse are:
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3--|
A|-3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3--|
E|-1-1---1-1---1-1---1-1--|

Verse riff:
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-1---------|1|h4------------------------------------------|
A|-3-3-3-3-3------1---------|1|h4-4--------|2|h3-3-----3-3--|
E|----------------3-3-3-3-3-------2-2-2-2-2------1-1-1-1-1--|
     . . . .        . . . .         . . . .        . .

... and finish verse with:
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-8s7---7s6---6s5---5s4---------|
A|-6s5---5s4---4s3---3s2---------|
E|-----6-----5-----4-----3--/3~--|
       .     .     .     .

SOLO:
This is not note to note, this is how I play it and sounds accurate, 
maybe it will help you:

PART I (3:12-3:20):
e|-16b(17)--16pb(17)~-16pb(17)~-----16pb(17)~-16pb(17)~-----|
B|------------------------------18~---------------------17~-|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

e|-16pb(17)~-16pb(17)~--------------------------------------|
B|---------------------16~--|16|pbr(17)-15~w↓---------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------10~-9~-|9|-8~|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

PART II (3:20-3:28):
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----10br(11)----8----10br(11)----8-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-8~-----------10---8-----------10---8~-----10-----10br(11)-8--------|11|-|11|---|10|-|10|-|
D|----------------------------------------10----10~------------10-8-------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------9----------8-----------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

PART III (3:28-3:36):
e|--------------------------------------------------------------10h12h13p12p10-|
B|-10~-12----------------------------------------10h11h13p11p10----------------|
G|-10~-12-10b(11)-------------------9h10h12p10p9-------------------------------|
D|----------------12~--9h10h12p10p9--------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-15-13-12-13-12s13-17-15-13-15-13----18~-15-------18~-15-------|
B|----------------------------------17--------18-17--------18-17-|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--20b(22)-20-18-17-17h1817----17---------|
B|---------------------------20----20b(22)~|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

PART IV (3:36-3:44):
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------9-9-7-7-6-6---------------------------------------------|
D|-|7|br--5---7---5-------------7br-5------------------------------14-12-11-|
A|----------7---7---------------------7-----------12-10-9-14-12-10----------|
E|----------------------------------------12-10-9---------------------------|
                                          .  .  .  .  . .  .  .  .  .  .  .

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-14-12-11-13-11-10-14-12-11-15-13-12-16-14-13-17-15-14-18-16-15-19-17-16-20-18-17-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .

PART V (3:44-3:52):
e|-------18~------------20------20~------------21~----------|
B|-19b~------19pbr-19b~----19pb-----19pbr-19b~-------{3}w↑--|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

Riff after solo:

e|----------------------------|                    e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|                    B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|                    B|----------------------------|
D|-------3---5-6-5-3---3------|  and 2 frets up →  D|-------5---7-8-7-5---5------|
A|-5-5-3-1-5-3s4s4-1-5-1-3-4--|                    A|-7-7-5-3-7-5s6s5-3-7-3-5-6--|
E|-3-3-1---3---------3---1-2--|                    E|-5-5-3---5---------5---3-4--|
   .   .   .         .   .                            .   .   .         .   .

Ending riff:
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-5-5-3-5-5-3-5-5-3-5-5-3-5-5-5-6--3-333-333-3-333-333|
E|-3-3-1-3-3-1-3-3-1-3-3-1-3-3-3-4--1-111-111-1-111-111|
   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    . ... ... . ... ...

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------8-888-777-6-666-555-4-444-333-----|
D|----------------------------------6-666-555-4-444-333-2-222-111-----|
A|-5-5-3-5-5-3-5-5-3-5-5-3-5-5-5-6--------------------------------6-5-|
E|-3-3-1-3-3-1-3-3-1-3-3-1-3-3-3-4--------------------------------4-3-|
   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . ... ... . ... ... . ... ... 

SONG STRUCTURE:
Riff # 1
Riff # 2
Chorus riff (2x)
Bridge riff (4x) 

Accents (2x)
Verse riff (4x)
Chorus riff (2x)
Bridge riff (2x)

Accents (2x)
Verse riff (4x)
Chorus riff (2x)

SOLO
Riff after solo (4x) - 2 frets up (2x) - back down (2x)
Riff # 1
Riff # 2

Chorus riff (2x)
Riff # 2 (1/2)
Ending riff (1/2)
Riff # 2 (2/2)
Ending riff (2/2)

************************************
| .   palm mute
| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| s   slide
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| br  Bend release
| pb  Pre-bend
| ||  Pinch harmonics
| {}  Dimebag squeal technique
| w   whammy bar (↑ = pull up)
| PP  alternative picking
************************************

            
            
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