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Tongue Splitter Tab

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                             Tongue-Splitter - Protest the Hero
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Tabbed by: FacetOfChaos
Email: abcnumber4@yahoo.com

Tuning: Half-Step Down

READ THIS INFORMATION PLEASE~

Pay attention to the time markers for each section. Should help you to learn the song
and decipher it from text much more easily.

-x2  = play the line twice.
-x2S = play the entire section twice.
-Sometimes I will bracket off a part and add an x2 or other multiple behind it. That
means to play the bracketed part however many times specified.
-Also there are first and second endings used in this tab. They're a fairly
straightforward concept. Play ending 1 the first time, and ending 2 on the repeat. The 
endings are marked with either (1. 2. etc) or (ending 1. etc)

-If any of the above is confusing, listening to the section of the song while looking at
the tab should clear up any problems. Protest songs are quite complex and I'll do my
best to keep the tab as clear as possible.

0:00 - 0:19
-   t        t   (t)       t        t    t        t             t
D#|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|----------12-0----------10---------------------12-0----------10/13~-|
F#|--------9---------9-8-9----9-8-9-------------9---------9-8-9--------|
C#|-10-7-9--------10----------------10-9-10-7-9--------10--------------|
G#|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|--------------------------------------------------------------------|x2

D#|---------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------|
F#|-----9-9-9-----10-----8-8-9-------------10-----8---|
C#|-----8-8-8-----9------7-7-8-------------9------7---|
G#|-x-x-7-7-7-x-x-8--x-x-6-6-7-x-x-x-x-x-x-8--x-x-6---|
D#|-x-x-7-7-7-x-x-8--x-x-6-6-7-x-x-x-x-x-x-8--x-x-6---|x2S

0:19 - 0:28
D#|-------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-----12-12-12-----13-----11-11-----12-12-----13-----11-|
C#|-x-x-x--x--x--x-x-x--x-x-x--x--x-x-x--x--x-x-x--x-x-x--|
G#|-x-x-10-10-10-x-x-11-x-x-9--9--x-x-10-10-x-x-11-x-x-9--|
D#|-------------------------------------------------------|

-                                                           |------------PM----------------|
D#|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-----12-12-----13-----11-11-----12-12-----13-----11-11----------------------------------|
C#|-x-x-x--x--x-x-x--x-x-x--x--x-x-x--x--x-x-x--x-x-x--x-----------------------------------|
G#|-x-x-10-10-x-x-11-x-x-9--9--x-x-10-10-x-x-11-x-x-9--9----7-7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|

0:28 - 0:42
-                   |-------------------PM--------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|-7-8-7-6-------------------------------------------------------|
G#|---------7-8-7-6-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|
D#|-----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|x2

-                   |----PM---|     |---PM--|     |----PM---|
D#|-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------|
F#|-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------|
C#|-7-8-7-6-----------------------------------------------------|-7-8-7-6-----------|
G#|---------7-8-7-6-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|---------7-8-7-6---|
D#|-----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|x2-----------------|

0:42 - 0:53
D#|--------------------------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------------------------|
F#|--------------------------------------------------|
C#|--------------------------------------------------|
G#|-8-8--5-2--8-8--5----------4-5-6-7-8-8--5---------|
D#|-6-6--3-0--6-6--3--0-3-5-6---------6-6--3--0--0-0-|

D#|------------------------------------------|----|
A#|---10----------10-11--------------9-10----|----|
F#|-9----9-9-12-9---------12-9-11-12------10-|-9--|
C#|------------------------------------------|----|
G#|------------------------------------------|----|
D#|------------------------------------------|x2S-|

0:53 - 1:06
Play (0:00 - 0:19)
-   t        t   (t)       t        t    t        t   (t)     t         t      t
D#|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|----------12-0----------10---------------------12-0----------------------------|
F#|--------9---------9-8-9----9-8-9-------------9---------8-9-12/14-8-9-12-7-8----|
C#|-10-7-9--------10----------------10-9-10-7-9--------10----------------------10-|
G#|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

-   t        t   (t)       t        t    t        t   (t)      t       t
D#|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|----------12-0----------10---------------------12-0--------------10-15------|
F#|--------9---------9-8-9----9-8-9-------------9---------9-10-14-9-------9-10-|
C#|-10-7-9--------10----------------10-9-10-7-9--------10----------------------|
G#|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

1:06 - 1:32
-        t       t       t       t       t          t       t       t       t       t
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-----------10-15-----------10-15----------------------10-15-----------10-15------------|
F#|-9-10-14-9-------9-10-14-9-------9-10-14----7-10-14-7-------7-10-14-7-------7-10-14----|
C#|-----------------------------------------11-----------------------------------------11-|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|x2

-         t        t       t        t        t
D#|------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------------15-18------------15-18-------------|
F#|-12-15-17-12------12-15-17-12-------12-15-17-12-|
C#|------------------------------------------------|
G#|------------------------------------------------|
D#|------------------------------------------------|

-         t        t       t        t        t
D#|------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------------13-18------------13-18-------------|
F#|-10-12-14-10------10-12-14-10-------10-12-14-10-|
C#|------------------------------------------------|
G#|------------------------------------------------|
D#|------------------------------------------------|

-        t       t       t       t       t
D#|-------------------------------------------|
A#|-----------12-17-----------12-17-----------|
F#|-9-13-16-9-------9-13-16-9-------9-13-16-9-|
C#|-------------------------------------------|
G#|-------------------------------------------|
D#|-------------------------------------------|

-        t       t       t       t       t
D#|-------------------------------------------|
A#|-----------12-15-----------12-15-----------|
F#|-9-13-16-9-------9-13-16-9-------9-13-16-9-|
C#|-------------------------------------------|
G#|-------------------------------------------|
D#|-------------------------------------------|x2S

1:32 - 1:57
D#|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------10-10~--9-10-12-12b13r12-12-10-9-9~--12-10-9-12b13-12-|
F#|-10-12-------------------------------------------------------|
C#|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|-------------------------------------------------------------|

D#|--------------------------------|
A#|-------10-10~--9-10-12-12b13r12-|
F#|-10-12--------------------------|
C#|--------------------------------|
G#|--------------------------------|
D#|--------------------------------|

Ending 1.
D#|---------------------16-17-19-17-16-------------------17-------15-------13-|
A#|-12-13-15-12-13-15------------------18-17-15-------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------17-16-14----14\12----12\10----|
C#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Ending 2.
D#|-------------16-17--19-16-------------------------------12/13-17----|
A#|-12-13-15-17--------------17-------------------------15----------17-|
F#|-----------------------------16-------------------14----------------|
C#|--------------------------------18-------------15-------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------19----19\17----------------------|
D#|--------------------------------------19----------------------------|

1:58 - 2:10
Play (0:28 - 0:42) without the first chromatic run at the beginning.

2:10 - 2:35
D#|------------------------------------------------------|
A#|------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------6-----------------------------6--------|
C#|-7-8-7-6-7---8----7-8----5---7-8-7-6-7-8---8----7-8---|
G#|-----------------------7----------------------------7-|
D#|------------------------------------------------------|x2

D#|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|------------5-6-7-8--------------------------------5-6-7-8--------------------|
G#|-7-8-7-6-7---------------------7-8-9-10-7-8-7-6-7--------------------7-8-9-10-|
D#|---------------------7-8-9-10-------------------------------7-8-9-10----------|x2S

D#|----------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------------|
F#|----------------------------------------|
C#|------------5-7-6-8---------------------|
G#|-7-8-7-6-7---------------------7-9-8-10-|
D#|---------------------7-9-8-10-----------|x2

2:35 - 2:48
D#|--------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------|
F#|--------------------------------|
C#|------------4-0-4-0-4-0-4-5-4-0-|
G#|-3-5-5-3--3---------------------|
D#|--------------------------------|

- 1.                                   2.
D#|[----------------------------------]-[-------------------------]|
A#|[----------------------------------]-[-------------------------]|
F#|[----------------------------------]-[-5--5--5--5--------------]|
C#|[8-0-----------8-0-8-0-8-0-8-10-8-0]-[-5--5--5--5--6--6--6--6--]|
G#|[----10-10--10---------------------]-[-3--3--3--3--6--6--6--6--]|
D#|[----------------------------------]-[-------------4--4--4--4--]|x2S

2:48 - 3:01
D#|--------------7-8-7\5-----------------------------------------|
A#|---------8-10---------6-5-------------------------------------|
F#|-----7/9------------------7~---------------7/9-7-9p7------9*~-|
C#|-----------------------------------7-6---------------10-9-----|
G#|---------------------------------5-----8----------------------|
D#|-5-8---------------------------7---------7--------------------|

D#|---------------8-12-10--12-10-8-10--8-10--12----------------------------------------------|
A#|---------10/12-------------------------------12-------------------------------------------|
F#|-7/9-(9)-------------------------------------------13-------------------------------------|
C#|------------------------------------------------14----15-14-12----14-12-------------------|
G#|------------------------------------------------------------------------15-14-12-11-14-15-|
D#|---------------------------------------------------------------12-------------------------|

3:01 - 3:14
D#|---------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------|
F#|---9------7---7-10-9----8-9------------------------|
C#|-7---10-7---9----------------9-10------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------11-12-----------|
D#|------------------------------------------11-12--0-|

D#|------------------------7-8-7----7----------------------------|
A#|-------------------8-11------------10-9-----------------------|
F#|------------7-9-10----------------------10--10-9--------------|
C#|-----7-9-10--------------------------------------12-9---------|
G#|-8-9----------------------------------------------------------|
D#|-------------------------------------------------------0---0--|x2S

3:14 - 3:26 (I have no delay pedal so hopefully this sounds about right)
D#|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------------------------|
F#|----9---------7-----7-------10-9-7-------------------------|
C#|-7-----10--7-----9-----9--9--------9--10-7-6---9-6---------|
G#|---------------------------------------------7-----8-7-----|
D#|-------------------------------------------------------7-8-|

D#|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|------------10-8-12-10-13-12-12-13-10-12-9-10----9------------------|
F#|--------12------------------------------------10---9-10-7-9-6-7-----|
C#|----10----------------------------------------------------------7-8-|
G#|-8------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|--------------------------------------------------------------------|x2S

3:26 - 3:39
Play (3:01 - 3:14).

3:39 - 4:05 (Surprisingly one of the more difficult sections for me to hear)
D#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-5---5-5-5---5-5-5/7-7-7-7/9-9-9---------------------------------|
C#|---------------------------------2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-|
G#|-3---3-3-3---3-3-3/5-5-5-5/7-7-7-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-|
D#|---------------------------------0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|

D#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|-7---7-7-7---7-7-5---5-5-5---5-5-4---4-4-4---4-4-3---3-3-3---3-3-|
G#|-7---7-7-7---7-7-5---5-5-5---5-5-4---4-4-4---4-4-3---3-3-3---3-3-|
D#|-5---5-5-5---5-5-3---3-3-3---3-3-2---2-2-2---2-2-1---1-1-1---1-1-|x2S

4:05 - 4:18
Play (0:53 - 1:06).

D#|-------------------|
A#|-15----15----------|
F#|-13----13----------|
C#|-12----12----------|
G#|-11----11----------|
D#|-11----11----------|

4:18 - 4:35
Get a dog, and tell it to speak.


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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| t   tap with right hand
|(t)  optional tap
| *   artificial harmonic
| ~   vibrato
| PM  palm mute
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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[Arran] 10 Apr 19, 2011 12:07 PM

Wow, awesome tab! Sounds pretty much perfect to me :)

Best part: 'Get a dog, tell it to speak'

Well done man :)

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FacetOfChaos 337 Apr 26, 2011 05:59 PM

Glad you enjoyed it!

If anyone finds corrections, feel free to leave a comment.

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manicmonkey 10 Jul 08, 2011 02:14 AM

I have the tab book, but I have to say this looks awfully good considered it was done by ear. Almost all of the notes seem correct, except the way Luke plays it looks a bit easier. Nicely done ;)

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