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Swing Life Away - Rise Against

I afraid to say this tab is 100% correct, because chances are that the band plays it
slightly differently, since you can play it with one or 2 guitars, power chords or open
chords, harmonics or not... but, that being said, the hundreD|-or-so people I played this
variation for were pretty happy with it. You will be too. Just buy the CD and listen to
the song to get the feel for it.  ENJOY!
                                                           ~the Irishman
*tune down ½ step*


[Intro]

E|--------------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--------|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-------------|
B|---0----------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-------------|
G|-----0----2--0------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--------|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------------|{x3)
D|-------0-------4----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--------|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------|
A|--------------------3-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--------|------------------------------|
E|---0------3---------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--------|------------------------------|


[Verse]

E|------------------x--x--x--x--x---x--x--x--x--x---x--x--x--x--x-----|-------|
B|------------------3--3--3--3--3---3--3--3--3--3---3--3--3--3--3-----|-------|
G|(0)(0)(0)(0)(0)---0--0--0--0--0---0--0--0--0--0---0--0--0--0--0-----|-------|{x3)
D|-2--2--2--2--2----0--0--0--0--0---2--2--2--2--2---2--2--2--2--2-----|-------|
A|-2--2--2--2--2----2--2--2--2--2---3--3--3--3--3---3--3--3--3--3-----|-------|
E|-0--0--0--0--0----3--3--3--3--3-------------------------------------|-------|

Heavy palm muting used for this part

E|-x--x--x--x--x----x--x--x--x--x---x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--------------|
B|-3--3--3--3--3----3--3--3--3--3---3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--------------|
G|-0--0--0--0--0----0--0--0--0--0---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--------------|
D|-4--4--4--4--4----4--4--4--4--4---4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--------------|
A|-5--5--5--5--5----5--5--5--5--5---5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Strum harder for this part, without palm muting


[Chorus]

E|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-x-x-x-x-x----------------|
B|-0-0-0-0-0---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----|-3-3-3-3-3----------------|
G|-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----|-2-2-2-2-2----------------|{x2) {repeat line x2)
D|-2-2-2-2-2---0-0-0-0-0---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----|-0-0-0-0-0----------------|
A|-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----|--------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0---3-3-3-3-3---------------------------|--------------------------|

Harder strumming without palm muting


[Solo]

E|-x--x--x----x--x--x--0--x--0----x--x--x---0--x--0---x--x--x--0------x--x--x-|
B|-0--1--3----3--3--3--1--3--1----3--3--3---1--3--1---3--3--3--0------3--3--3-|
G|-0--0--0----0--0--0--0--0--0----0--0--0---0--0--0---0--0--0--0----0-2--2--2-|
D|-2--2--2----0--0--0--2--2--2----0--0--0---2--2--2---0--0--0--2--4---0--0--0-|
A|-2--2--2----2--2--2--3--3--3----2--2--2---3--3--3---2--2--2--2--------------|
E|-0--0--0----x--x--x------------------------------------------0--------------|


E|-3--x--x--------------0--x--0-------------0--x--0---------------------------|
B|-x--3--1---3--3--3----1--3--1---3--3--3---1--3--1---3--3--3-----------------|
G|-0--0--0---0--0--0----0--0--0---0--0--0---0--0--0---0--0--0-----------------|
D|-2--2--2---0--0--0----2--2--2---0--0--0---2--2--2---0--0--0-----------------|
A|-2--2--2---2--2--2----3--3--3---2--2--2---3--3--3---2--2--2-----------------|
E|-0--0--0---x--x--x----------------------------------------------------------|


E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1----------3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-----------|
G|--2--2--2--0--0--0--2--2--2--0-----0----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----------|{let ring)
D|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--4-------0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----------|
A|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0----------3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-----------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Throughout solo, attempt to put emphasis on strings 1,2 and 3 to pick out melody.


[Outro]

E|-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|--0----3----3----------------------|----------------------------------------|
G|--0----0----0----------------------|----------------------------------------|{let all chords ring)
D|--2----0----2----------------------|----------------------------------------|
A|--2----2----3----------------------|----------------------------------------|
E|--0----3---------------------------|----------------------------------------|
 play verse again once through (w/o x3)


E|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-x-x-x-x-x----------------|
B|-0-0-0-0-0---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----|-3-3-3-3-3----------------|
G|-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----|-2-2-2-2-2----------------|{x2) {repeat line x2)
D|-2-2-2-2-2---0-0-0-0-0---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----|-0-0-0-0-0----------------|
A|-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----|--------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0---3-3-3-3-3---------------------------|--------------------------|


E|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-------3---|
B|-0-0-0-0-0---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----3---|
G|-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0---0---|
D|-2-2-2-2-2---0-0-0-0-0---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----0-0---|
A|-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-------2---|
E|-0-0-0-0-0---3-3-3-3-3--------------------------------------------------3---|

SONG PROGRESSION:
Intro -------------|x1
Verse -------------|x2
Chorus-------------|x1
Verse -------------|X2
Chorus-------------|x1
Solo  -------------|x1
Outro -------------|x1

Chords used in the song are variations of Em, G, C, D

I strongly suggest buying the CD(it's worth it)and listening to the song to get a feel for the
palm muting, strumming pattern, correct number of strums and  the solo.



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| x    Dead note
| (n)  Ghost note  

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GAMALiEL 10 Aug 13, 2005 08:00 PM

correct, but ***y =)... tab owns bro

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SLASH4PRES 72 Aug 19, 2005 08:00 PM

thank dude. you saved my relationship,

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.Tashia. 10 Nov 03, 2005 05:13 AM

this is the only correct one iv found for this awesome song. dude u rock!

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